March 2014 Archives

Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist uses advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.

 

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

•    Developing policies, procedures, and processing plans leading to the classification, arrangement, and description of complex/hybrid (i.e., mixed print, digital, and audiovisual) collections.

•    Applying knowledge of literature, history, and related disciplines to analyze documentary forms/genres, communication patterns, and relationships between documents and those who created or used them.

•    Using specialized subject knowledge and research skills to develop and encode descriptive metadata for complex textual, photographic, A/V, and "born-digital" collections.

•    Selecting and designing appropriate metadata schema and encoding practices to enhance the discovery and use of literary manuscripts; ensuring metadata integrity, normalization, portability.

•    Developing descriptive records and archival finding aids that meet national standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

•    Collaborating in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities, such as digitization and access projects.

•    Coordinating the work of staff, students, and others involved in the arrangement, description, and digitization of RBML's manuscript collections.

•    Advising RBML and Library faculty and staff on issues relating to arrangement and description of manuscripts, literary history, archival metadata, or digitization of rare archival materials.

•    Analyzing emerging technologies and recommending their potential application, to significantly improve information resource discovery and retrieval.

•    Planning and overseeing projects to convert print finding aids to digital format.

•    Identifying materials requiring preservation or conservation treatment and collaborating with preservation/conservation staff in the development of recommendations.

•    Preparing grant applications to secure additional processing resources.

•    Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

•    Master's degree in one of the following fields: Library/Information Science, Literature, History, or a related humanities field.

•    Advanced training in the management, arrangement, and description of archives and manuscript collections.

•    Demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.

•    Demonstrated knowledge of national data content and structure standards related to the control of archives and of archival and library management systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or the Archivists Toolkit.

•    Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment.

•    Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

•    A record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Preferred:

•    Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.

•    Reading proficiency in one or more Western European languages, in addition to English.

•    Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.

•    Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.

•    Demonstrated supervisory experience.

 

See https://jobs.illinois.edu for full job description.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by April 25, 2014. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kenyon College, Gambier OH

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Kenyon College seeks an innovative and experienced Digital Initiatives Librarian.The successful candidate, reporting to the Director of Library Services in the Library and Information Services (LBIS) division, serves the faculty, students, and staff of the college by developing, implementing, and maintaining new and existing digital programs and services.The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain digital conversion best practices for all formats, especially print, audio, and video. This role explores, adopts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives.The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and other LBIS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems in support of Kenyon's curricular mission. This roles requires at least three years of progressively responsible experience in with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories.

Position overview:

  • Leads digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, administration, and Five Colleges of Ohio colleagues.
  • Provides technical expertise in the investigation and application of methods used to build and further develop digital collections utilizing established and emerging mechanisms, systems, and metadata standards.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital scholarship.
  • Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop and maintain the infrastructure necessary to deliver digitization services to the campus.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop organizational structures and metadata for digitized materials as needed.
  • Assists patrons with their research. Research responsibilities may include evenings and weekends.
  • Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  • Participates in LBIS' cross-functional teams and Five Colleges of Ohio Library Subcommittees.
  • Develops, maintains, and provides enhancements to digital library applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/Qualifications:

  • American Library Association-accredited master's degree in library science or equivalent, or master's degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline with library experience.
  • Experience managing digital collections. This position requires at least three years of experience with digital library technologies and managing digital projects.
  • Experience working with digital collections and/or repositories.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including small group leadership and clear documentation writing.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and a record of achievement with, digital scholarship and services, including awareness of emerging trends in digital scholarship.
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or small groups.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 28, 2014.

 

To learn more visit: https://employment2.kenyon.edu/postings/1718

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Business Data Services Librarian, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

http://library.gsu.edu/files/2012/11/Business_Data_Vacancy_Announcement.pdf

 

Position and Responsibilities:

Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial, innovative, and dynamic Business Data Services Librarian to provide research support for business research and data services, as well as innovative outreach and instruction to students and faculty in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. With a primary focus on the faculty and students of the Robinson College of Business, this position will also engage with students and faculty in an exciting new library facility, CURVE (Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment), and through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. The successful candidate works collaboratively with other subject librarians to deliver statistical and numeric data services, including software support (SAS, SPSS, etc.) related to business, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting data services in business and related disciplines.

This position is part of the University Library's Social Science, Business & Education team and is one of two librarians who support the Robinson College of Business. Some weekend and evening work required. Georgia State University librarians hold faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

 

Environment:

The University Library provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library's two prominent buildings. Scheduled for completion in 2014, CURVE in Library South will bring together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space. CURVE will feature the latest visualization software and hardware and immersive large-scale displays for analyzing data, making new connections, and understanding the world around us. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country's top urban research universities, with over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in eight colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and access to a variety of local restaurants and cultural resources. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library: http://library.gsu.edu.

 

Required Qualifications:

• ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science

• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business, economics, statistics or data-oriented social science field

• Minimum two (2) years professional experience in an academic or special library

• Extensive knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats

• Extensive knowledge of the research process in business disciplines

• Demonstrated experience with one or more software packages for quantitative data analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, etc.)

• Experience providing library instruction and/or classroom teaching or training

• Strong understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to pass a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal, Datastream, and WRDS

• Experience developing online tutorials

• Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities

 

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System,

Twelve-month assignment TIAA-CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twenty-one days of vacation Group health and life insurance

Twelve paid holidays Social Security

Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits

Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities

Non-Tenure track

 

Salary and Rank

$46,000 - $54,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Revised: Review of materials will begin April 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University 

University Library

Attn: Human Resources Officer

100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

(404) 413-2700

liblao@gsu.edu

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Castleton State College, Castleton VT

Castleton State College is seeking applications for the position of Part-time Reference Librarian to provide reference services including responding to research questions, assisting with research, creating research guides and participating in general library operations.  Prior experience desirable.   

Qualifications include M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited school.  Students who are near completion of the M.L.S. degree may be considered.  This is a part-time position consisting of approximately 10 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.  There are no benefits provided with this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply send completed Castleton State College application (found on www.castleton.edu/employment) along with a letter of application, a resume and three references to:

 

Office of Human Resources

Castleton State College

42 Alumni Drive

Castleton, Vermont 05735

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Library Director, Concord Public Library, Concord NH

The City of Concord (population 43,000) is seeking a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for the Concord Public Library, managing a staff of 20, with a total operating budget of $1.6 million. In addition to ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Library, the Library Director evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to changing needs of the community and develops/implements an action plan in conjunction with the identified needs; under the general direction of the City Manager, and engendering the support of City Council, staff, Library trustees, and the Concord Public Library Foundation, acts as an agent of change to develop and implement a vision for the Library; sets, plans, develops and implements overall goals; develops, prepares and oversees the Library's annual operating budget; and plans, allocates and monitors time, staff, equipment and other resources to ensure efficient delivery of quality services. The ideal candidate will be an effective team player and team leader; possess and demonstrate a positive attitude and understanding of group dynamics; set high standards for personal and departmental performance; possess a strong participatory management style which values the contributions
and diversity of all employees; and be an excellent communicator. For a complete job profile, visit www.concordnh.gov.


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.


Salary: $74,693 - $105,518; DOQ, with a very competitive flexible benefits package.


Closing Date: Resumes accepted until position is filled, with a preliminary review of resumes received to occur on May 30, 2014.


Instructions for applying: Submit resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, City of Concord, 41 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301. No e-mail or fax transmissions accepted. For more information visit www.concordnh.gov or call (603) 225-8535 (voice), or TTY at 1-800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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Intern, Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War, Boston MA

The Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War is currently accepting applications for internships. The Commission was established by Governor Deval Patrick by Executive Order 529 to commemorate Massachusetts' contribution to the Civil War. The all-volunteer Commission is active through 2015 and meets in Boston monthly to discuss events and projects to commemorate the Civil War. The ideal student volunteer will have strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and an interest in history and public service.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  •          Attending Commission meetings
  •          Preparing meeting agendas and taking meeting minutes
  •          Preparing materials for the MA150.org website
  •          Researching potential projects
  •          Communicating with Commission members
  •          Drafting correspondence, press releases, etc.

 

Graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing a degree in history, communications, management, political science or a related field are preferred.  A minimum commitment of 5 hours per week for 20 weeks is requested.

 

Interested applicants should submit their resume, a two page writing sample, and cover letter describing their interests, qualifications and availability.  This position is overseen by the offices of Senator Stan Rosenberg and Representative Sean Garballey who are members of the Commission.

 

For more information or to submit your application, please contact:

 

Maxwell Chalkin

Legislative Aide

Office of Representative Sean Garballey

State House, Room 540

Tel: (617) 722-2090

Maxwell.Chalkin@MAhouse.gov

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Librarian I - Archivist, Special Collections, Iowa State University Library, Ames IA

Iowa State University Library Special Collections is accepting applications for a Librarian I who will serve as the Archivist and, as part of the Archives team, will participate in overall archival processing activities. Based on Department practices, the Archivist acquires, appraises, and processes archival collections in all formats; creates and edits finding aids; and assures efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures. 

The Archivist provides leadership in the management of the Department's electronic records including their transfer, appraisal, organization, intellectual control, and lifecycle management, by working with the Archives team to establish policies and procedures based on standards and best practices for electronic records management and long-term protection and retention. The Archivist ensures effective reference services and research support for the holdings of the Special Collections Department; engages in educational planning and outreach regarding the materials in Special Collections and their classroom use, including presentations and tours; and develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess problem solving and decision making skills; and have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate will have exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time and project management skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.  

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records. 
Experience in processing complex archival collections, including electronic records and digital collections, especially in the areas of science, technology and agriculture. 
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and best practices to support the management of archival functions such as accessioning, processing, and description. Demonstrated fluency with relevant standards for archival description and cataloging, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. 
Experience with archival management systems, integrated library systems, designing and updating web pages, working with digital collections, and social media. 
Experience in an academic or research library.  

 

To ensure consideration, submit application by: April 26, 2014

 

For full description and how to apply, please see:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=453028

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Digital Data Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

The Purdue University Libraries seek a librarian with a knowledge base and interest in digital data curation to assist in coordinating the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://research.hub.purdue.edu): Purdue's institutional digital data repository service.  The responsibilities of the Digital Data Repository Specialist include:

 

* Overseeing and providing support for the day-to-day operation of the PURR service

* Coordinating the certification and audit of PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (ISO 16363)

* Collaborating with subject-specialist librarians to engage researchers on data curation

* Partnering with colleagues across departments and offices to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, providing outreach and support to users of the PURR service

* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context

 

Required Qualifications:

 

* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections

* Experience in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research

* Experience as a successful collaborator in a collegial research library environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards

* Experience with current digital preservation practices and tools, the research process and data life cycle, and trends in the organization and management of digital information

 

Additional information:

 

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

 

Apply online:

 

http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=145120

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Marketing Taxonomist, Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg IL

Job ID 108913
Location UNITED STATES - IL - SCHAUMBURG
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Relocation Provided None
Education Required Bachelors / Degree
Experience Required 3 - 5
Basic Qualifications 4+ years of taxonomy experience


Department Description

On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products and services play essential roles in people's lives. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. We provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. And we help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised. We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices. We help people be their best in the moments that matter.

Motorola Solutions' marketing team is a recognized leader in business-to-business marketing focused on helping our enterprise and government customers and partners be their best in the moments that matter. Our marketing team is poised for continued success in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are a fast-paced, customer-focused environment that provides significant opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Global Digital Strategy and Operations team is responsible for leading programs focused developing personal relationships with our customer and partners, improving brand awareness and equity, accelerating purchase decisions, driving customer loyalty, and optimizing marketing investment.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate an exceptional hands-on Marketing experience.

Apply online at:
http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_motorola/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=219329&localeCode=en-us

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Legal Research Librarian, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Legal Research Librarian on behalf of our client, a leading global law firm in Boston, MA.  The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Conduct cost-effective research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholder on the use of web based legal research programs such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legistlative materials
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas.
  • Provide back up coverage for Document Delivery Services
  • Assist with outreach, marketing and the development of strategic plans

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold a Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Possess two to fours years of work experience in a law firm with strong familiarity with Intellectual Property and Legal research concepts and resources
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team

 

To apply:

 

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, kschmidt (at) accufile(dot)com

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Assistant Archivist, Naval Historical Collection, U.S. Naval War College, Newport RI

The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) at U. S. Naval War College is seeking applications and nominations for an energetic and innovative professional to fill the newly created position of Assistant Archivist (AA). The AA reports to the Head Archivist and will participate in appraisal, accessioning, description, capturing oral histories, government records management and developing the NHC Website. Critical to this position will be participating in a new vision for the NHC that bridges traditional archival practices with the growing focus on digital curation, preservation and long-term information stewardship.


The Naval Historical Collection
The Naval Historical Collection (NHC) is the custodian of the Naval War College's 128 year history, the history of the Navy in Narragansett Bay, and naval warfare as practiced during the last 200 years. Established in 1969 and located in Mahan Hall, the collection's primary source materials are of interest to naval historians, scholars, and students of American military and diplomatic history, Naval War College students, faculty and staff, and the general public. The Naval War College archives contain more than 1,200 feet of records documenting the administrative and curricular history of the institution since its founding in 1884. The archives house 45 record groups, including administrative correspondence, curriculum items and publications, conference proceedings, library records, lectures, faculty and staff presentations, theses, World War II Battle Evaluation Group records, and a vast array of intelligence and technical source materials pertaining to technological developments and strategic and tactical problems of interest to the Navy.


The archives contains more than 266 manuscript collections containing the personal and official papers of Naval War College presidents, professors, and naval officers who have served on the staff or have been affiliated with the institution during the years, including those of Alfred Thayer Mahan, Stephen B. Luce, Raymond A. Spruance, H. Kent Hewitt and James B. Stockdale. In addition to the larger collections, single manuscript items represent a growing and unique body of documents available for research. There are now more than 636 letters, journals, letterpress volumes, certificates, commissions, and signatures stored in the Naval Historical Collection. Representative holdings in this category range from letters of Admirals David Farragut, Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., and William Leahy to a 1783 paymaster's book from the USS Alliance, which was homeported in Providence at the time.


The Naval Historical Collection's current Strategic Plan addresses the preservation, facilities, and environmental requirements for the collection, as well as the pressing need to digitize collections for accessibility by researchers worldwide.


For additional information or to apply for this position, watch for announcements in USAJOBS
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365104600

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Archives Aide/Intern, Everglades National Park, Homestead FL

South Florida Collections Management Center

Archives Internship Opportunities

(Limited number of paid internships; Park housing costs covered for unpaid interns)

Title: Archives Aide/Intern

Supervisor:  Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist

Program: Everglades National Park, South Florida Collections Management Center, Archives

Available Dates: June-September, 2014 (dates flexible)        

Commitment: 400 hours, or 32-40 hours per week

Activities and Tasks: Interns actively facilitate management of the South Florida National Park Service units' archival collections to provide increased access and ensure preservation of resources.

Work/Site Location

Are you looking for an exciting internship opportunity that will provide you with the skills and experience you need to help you enter into the archival profession? The South Florida Collections Management Center, located in Everglades National Park, is seeking interns and volunteers to work with the center's archives and museum collections. The center manages resource management collections generated by the five South Florida National Parks, namely Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, De Soto National Memorial, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. The SFCMC has more than 3.6 million archival records dating from 1897-2013 in its holdings, including textual records, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, film, magnetic media, and digital records.

Interns and volunteers carry out projects and duties that have a direct impact on the management of the South Florida parks' museum and archives collections. They are required to assist the SFCMC's archivist in hands-on activities and receive training in handling and housing collection materials. Working with primary text documents such as photographs, maps, audiovisual materials and textual records is an interesting, busy and rewarding experience. Tasks include but are not limited to collections cataloging, including archives processing, arrangement and description; preliminary survey of incoming archival collections; assisting with preparing collections for loans; assisting with research requests; targeting collections for microfilming and review deliverables; and preservation and holdings maintenance.

Interns and volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to the work site in Everglades National Park, since no public transportation options are available.

 

Opportunities Include:

  • Arrangement and description of archival collections
  • Preservation housing of documents and photographs
  • Reference services
  • Archival surrogate creation/collection access
  • Preventive conservation
  • Collection inventory
  • Assist with preparing collections for loans

What are the Benefits?

SFCMC volunteers and interns enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • Working with NPS collections and records to provide greater access
  • Park housing available for non-local students
  • Limited number of paid internships (400 hours)
  • Working within Everglades National Park
  • Volunteer hours may be applied to student internship credits (adhering to university criteria)
  • Coordinating with other volunteers and park staff
  • Increased sense of worth and accomplishment
  • Working on a variety of archives tasks, including arrangement, holdings maintenance, and reference services

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Interest in the National Park Service and its resources
  • Master's degree level education in archival science, library science or other related field, with completed coursework in archival theory (degree may be in process or completed)
  • Experience using a variety of computer software
  • Excellent attention to detail and follows directions well
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds (records cartons) during the course of everyday work
  • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of projects to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to present oral and written information in a clear and concise manner
  • Maturity and ability to work independently or with archives staff and fellow volunteers
  • Required to pass the National Park Service's background investigation process
  • Valid driver's license is required

How to apply:

Submit resume and transcript (unofficial accepted) with the phone numbers and/or email addresses of at least two (2) personal or professional references. Direct resume or questions to the attention of Bonnie Ciolino, Archivist, by the following methods:

Email: bonnie_ciolino@nps.gov

Telephone: 305-242-7804

Mail:    Everglades National Park

South Florida Collections Management Center

Attn: Bonnie Ciolino

40001 S. R. 9336

Homestead, FL 33034

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Student Travel Stipend Award, SLA New England

SLA New England is pleased to announce a $1500 stipend available to a current MLS/MLIS student in the New England area.

Reasons to attend SLA Conference:

Networking opportunities--share your experiences and learn from other information professionals.

Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours.

The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall

Keynote speaker John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks and a Senior Advisor to the National Coordination Office

SLA New England Student Travel Stipend Award Criteria

QUALIFICATIONS:

Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science in New England.

Be a first time attendee of an SLA conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit a document containing the following information/elements:

Full name.

Academic affiliation: Institution and Program.

Date of start of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2013; and  anticipated date of graduation.

Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email.

Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying.

An essay of no more than 2 pages (see details below). The essay should be double-spaced.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of originality and clarity as well as on inclusion of all required information. Neatness, spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging.

ESSAY DESCRIPTION:

Write an essay of up to 2 pages on the following topic:

Why would attending this conference be beneficial to you in your transition from student to information professional?

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Monday, April 28th, 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word to Wendy Austin, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Chair, at the following email address: waustin@draper.com.

Please contact Wendy with questions about the application process.

POST AWARD:

The Awardee will write about his or her conference experience for posting on the SLA New England Website (http://newengland.sla.org/).

The Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as the Student Relations Committee Co-Chair of the SLA New England Chapter or, if graduating after the 2014spring semester, to serve as a member of the Student Relations Committee (the latter may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation).

NOTIFICATION AND AWARD DISTRIBUTION:

Applicants will receive notification of award status in early May 2014.

The winners will make their own conference and registration arrangements and will receive prompt reimbursement for travel expenses after the conference by submitting travel receipts to the SLA New England treasurer. The award may be applied to the SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee,transportation, and lodging costs. Meals and incidental expenses are not covered.

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Director of Student Conduct, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.


Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.


Job Description:

Budget Title:   (SL-5) Senior Staff Associate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Binghamton University seeks a dynamic student-centered professional to lead the Office of Student Conduct at a time of tremendous potential for the University.  Binghamton is a growing University with new leadership and a bold vision to become the premier public university of the 21st century.


The Office of Student Conduct has a rich history of student engagement in policy development and decision making.  This is an important part of student life at Binghamton.  As a key member of the Dean of Students team, the Director of Student Conduct partners with the University community to develop innovative strategies to manage student conduct for undergraduates, graduates and student organizations.  The Director of Student Conduct provides leadership, oversight and direction for Binghamton University's Office of Student Conduct, including supervision of two professional staff, two administrative assistants, graduates assistants and student interns.


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director articulates and interprets community standards based on the University mission and values.  This position works in collaboration with students (including members of the conduct board and student advocates) to uphold the standards of the University through student education and accountability.  Focused on student and community success, the Director develops and interprets data to monitor trends, inform decision-making and provide relevant education to the community.  The Director is responsible for communications with students and families participating in the student conduct process and serves as the liaison with local law enforcement, attorneys and the district attorneys' offices.  

The Director serves on University committees or designates and oversees appropriate staff to serve committees including the Students of Concern and Threat Assessment Committee.  The Director participates in on-call rotations for the campus and provides oversight of the conduct process within the residential community.


The Director is an important team builder on campus maintaining critical relationships with campus partners including faculty, Health Services, University Police, Residential Life, Title IX Coordinators and many others.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree required
  • 5 - 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in student conduct or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a dynamic community with a diverse student body
  • Candidates must be well versed in current laws and guidance pertaining to FERPA, the Clery Act, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and other applicable regulatory provisions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with technology
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and solve problems
  • Possess critical thinking skills including policy analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with developing and/or implementing trainings
  • Experience with budgets and databases (Maxient preferred)

Additional Information:

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Please also note that the Deficit Reduction Program for UUP represented faculty and staff is in still effect, which impacts paychecks.  This, along with other payroll information, can be found on our website http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/new-employees/new-faculty-staff.html or by calling Human Resources at 607-777-6625 or 607-777-2129.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   4/9/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp 

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

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Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and technically-savvy professional for the role of Metadata Management Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian's major responsibilities will involve working with batch-loaded and locally-created metadata to ensure accuracy, consistency, and utility across the Library's discovery platforms.  S/he will also provide metadata expertise in support of these discovery tools, write documentation, consult with and train colleagues, and be active in building external relationships and professional development.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • 3-5 years or relevant experience in an academic library, archive, or comparable environment
  • Demonstrated experience creating, editing, and transforming metadata (MARC and non-MARC)
  • Demonstrated experience with various metadata schema (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core, VRA)
  • Demonstrated experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLT
  • Experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby.  Experience with MarcEdit or similar tools
  • Self-motivation with strong time management skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment

Desired:

  • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
  • Familiarity with established or emerging name authority/identifier initiatives (e.g., NACO, VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS; Blacklight, VuFind, or similar discovery systems; Summon, EDS, or Primo.
  • Experience with Serials Solutions services and/or OCLC Metadata Collection Manager.

To apply for this position (Job # B01542), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks to fill the position of Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections.  The position is part of the Special Collections staff at the John Hay Library and is responsible for the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Play, the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection, the H. P. Lovecraft Collection, the Katzoff Collection of Gay and Lesbian Literature, the Thriller Writers Archive, and other special collections in the areas of American and British literature and popular culture.

 

The Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections actively engages with students, faculty, and researchers by providing in-depth, subject-based reference and research services, as well as teaching support.  S/he assists with the design, development, and implementation of online resource guides, discovery tools, and digital projects.  The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on special collections material, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.  The Librarian actively promotes the use of the collections through exhibitions, presentations, and a variety of programmatic initiatives incorporating emerging technologies and social media.  S/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, students, donors, as well as with colleagues outside of the University in the design of user services and program development.  The Librarian participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a graduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an academic setting, with a focus on research and teaching support, collection development, public services, programs, and outreach
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible; experience with research tolls relevant to the assigned subject areas
  • Experience in collection development in special collections; knowledge of the antiquarian book trade
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services and software (e.g., SPSS, Strata, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks)
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction and making presentations
  • Experience working with researchers in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with others; ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably French and/or Spanish

 

To apply for this position (Job # B01540), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

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First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results.Hamilton's First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division's role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library's impact on student success.

Hamilton boasts a number of innovative initiatives, including a nationally recognized effort supporting digital humanities, integration of academic and career planning, and experimentation with online learning/MOOCs through membership in edX. Support for the academic program is facilitated by a decade-long partnership of librarians and technologists known as the HILLgroup.  Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin GroupConnectNY, and CLIR, and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College encourages respect for differences. Hamilton's commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program.  Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages Library Instruction for first-year students and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions to freshmen classes.
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first year experience.
  • Develops and implements innovative programming to engage first year communities with the library.
  • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities.
  • Creates targeted outreach messaging and organizes special events for freshmen.
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement of the team's instructional programs and practices.
  • Provides traditional and electronic research services, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Develops instructional content, including classroom, online, and mobile learning formats.
  • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of first-year Information Literacy learning objectives.
  • Actively participates in a variety of professional development activities, including conference presentations.   
  • Participates in collection development.

Requirements:

To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent advanced degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience in providing library reference/research assistance.  
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs.
  • Demonstrated success teaching upper level high school and/or freshmen college students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of emerging technologies in library and classroom settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials.

Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 5,500 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving childrens, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising.  The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for moving forward with the strategic planning process. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages three full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises and conducts the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director maintains content on the website and oversees the use of social media. The Director also develops a strategy to implement and evaluate new technologies and technical literacy services.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position with salary beginning at $51,300. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: April 18, 2014

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to pelhamdirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

 

 

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Asst./Assoc Librarian, Info Serv, Engineering & Data Service, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Engineering and Data Services delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate schools and colleges in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Engineering: Departments of Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in engineering. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the engineering portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in engineering or closely related field or engineering library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience Professional experience as engineering liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources. Experience working with data science program.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions
  • Experience creating and developing content for library web pages
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies  for learning about and understanding the information needs of Engineering faculty and students
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the lifecycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Ensures selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and engineering students to  develop, promote and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within Engineering academic programs and activities
  • Develops engineering and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Pursues continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participate in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Engineering and Data Services Librarian  

Department:  Library Services/Information Service

Minimum Salary: $55,330

EEO Status:  34     Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division 

Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc. Librarian Info Services, Nursing & Health, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Nursing and Health delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate colleges  and departments in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences Department of Medical Laboratory Science, with shared responsibility for Psychology. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in nursing and health areas. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the nursing and health portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies for learning about and understanding the information needs of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and other appropriate faculty and students
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and students to  develop, promote, and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within nursing academic programs and activities
  • Develops nursing and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Works to develop and implement data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the life cycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participates in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in nursing or closely related field or nursing/health library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience Professional experience as nursing/health liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources.

 

Experience working with health informatics program

Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions

Experience creating and developing content for library web pages

Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system

Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian      

Division: Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Nursing and Health Librarian       

Department:  Library Services/Information Services

EEO Status: 34      Job Code: 243    

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division. Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15 ,2014 and continue until the position is filled.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. Works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. Collaborates with Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects.  Serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages daily work of the Cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff
  • Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department
  • Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC Metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core)
  • Works with Library Systems & Digital Services (LSDS) in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema
  • Performs global data changes as necessary in Alma in collaboration with LSDS
  • Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems including Primo, Drupal, Fedora, Omeka and other content management systems in collaboration with LSDS and Archives and Special Collections
  • Participates in development of library's discovery service (currently Ex Libris Primo)
  • Leads and participates in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Works closely with LSDS in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for the collection weeding projects
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies
  • Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging
  • Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections, UMass Law
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience:

  • Academic library cataloging experience and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources 
  • Experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion
  • Knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines
  • Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian         

Department:  Library Services/Technical 

EEO Status: 34      Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of  librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Technical Services Division  Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
 

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Library Director, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls VT

Job Title:            Library Director

Supervisor:        RFPL Board of Trustees

Job Class:           Full-time, salaried, with health benefits; with sick, personal and vacation leave

General Description of Position:  This is a highly responsible administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operation of the Rockingham Free Public Library.  The director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions, programs, services, and finances of the library; supervises library personnel; and works in cooperation with and is supervised by the RFPL Board of Trustees.

Job Summary:  The library director is responsible for:

  •   Library Services:  manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations.
  •   Personnel Management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating a diverse library team.
  •   Financial Operations: responsible for preparation, management, and oversight of library's budget.
  •   Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short- and long-term planning, in cooperation with the board and staff
  •   Public Relations:  supervises all internal and external library communications and community outreach.
  •   Physical Plant Management: oversees all aspects of physical plant, grounds, and equipment.
  •   Professional Development: keeps abreast of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library services.
  •   Board of Trustees:  provides communication and staff support to Library Board of Trustees and maintains regular communication with the Board.

Salary:  range of $40 K to $44 K plus benefits (compensation is commensurate with experience and education)

  

Training and Experience

REQUIRED:      

  •   A MLS degree from an ALA-accredited graduate library school

or

Vermont Certification of Public Librarianship

 DESIRABLE:

  •   Experience with development and non-profit management with an emphasis on finance. 
  •   Experience in working with a governing board.                                                                                                                                   
  •   A minimum of seven years of library management experience with a high level of financial responsibility.                                                         
  •   A combination of experience and/or education which provides a demonstrated potential for performing the duties of the position.

Send cover letter and resume by Friday, April 11th to:

Rockingham Free Public Library                                                                                                        

Attention:  Director Search Committee                                                                                                     

65 Westminster Street                                                                                                                      

Bellows Falls, VT 05101                                                                                                                             

   or                                                                                                                                                                    

e-mail to RFPLDirectorSearch@yahoo.com

Questions?   Call Jan Mitchell-Love, RFPL Board of Trustees Chair, 802-869-2412

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DPLA Community Rep, Digital Library of America

We got such a terrific response to our first call for applications for the DPLA Community Reps program that we've decided to do it again! Today, we've opened applications for a second class of Reps that will close April 30.

What is the DPLA Community Reps program? In brief, we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us bring DPLA to their local communities through outreach activities. Reps give a small commitment of time to community engagement, collaboration with fellow Reps, and check-ins with DPLA staff. We have a terrific first class of reps from diverse places and professions.

With the second class, we are hoping to expand our group in two particular ways:

  1. New geographic areas: unrepresented states and territories (AZ, HI, LA, MD, MS, MO, NJ, NM, ND, OK, RI, SC, SD, WV, WY, U.S. territories), new international countries, and numerous cities, towns, and counties within states that may already have reps in other locations.
  2. New kinds of local communities: classrooms at all educational levels, genealogy groups, museums, archives, technology groups, state libraries, public libraries, to name a few. We have reps working in many of these areas already but we are excited to increase the program's reach.

Although applicants who help us with these initiatives will be given special consideration, the single most important factor in selection is the applicant's ability to clearly identify communities they can serve and plan relevant outreach activities for them. If you don't fall into the groups outlined above, please consider applying anyway. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people with great ideas above all else.

For more information about the DPLA Community Reps program, please contact info@dp.la.

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Multimedia Specialist, Marysville Service Center, Marysville WA

Starting Pay: $4,140.93 - $5,687.07 Monthly (40hrs/wk) Marysville, WA

The Multimedia Specialist position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin April 11, 2014. This position performs highly-skilled multimedia services to engage the public in the Library District's services and programs in support of the mission and strategic goals of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Typical Duties:
1. Creates images and advertisements for digital library displays, Sno-Isle's website, newsletters and other products to promote library programs and services.
2. Produce multi-media features, including audio podcasts, web-based and video design, interactive graphics, and live streaming.
3. Coordinates contents of district-wide video channels.
4. Oversees photo and video archives under the direction of the manager.
5. Participates in social media strategy and execution activities.
6. Provides support to the graphic artist.
7. Works with communications team to cultivate development strategies, measure audience reach and other actions resulting from multimedia efforts.
8. Provides other general communications support as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of multimedia communications.
2. Monitors community events and resources for opportunities to promote Library services.
3. Trains new staff as needed.
4. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
5. Assists with special projects as required.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Thorough knowledge of web graphics and technologies, including basic action scripting, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
2. Knowledge of basic programming including PHP, ASP .net, CFML, etc.)
3. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products.
4. Experience with graphic design and multimedia production including editing and online playbacks.
5. Experience in website typography/layout/usability skills.
6. Strong written communications skills.
7. Strong organizational skills.
8. Ability to create solutions and artistic materials to engage the public.
9. Ability to analyze the message to be conveyed and create appropriate design.
10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, communications or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience, or comparable combination of education and experience.
2. Three years of experience preferred.

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snoisle/default.cfm to apply.

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Travel Award, Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter

NEASIS&T Student Travel Award

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD AVAILABLE (Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014)

 

The Association for Information Science & Technology, New England Chapter (NEASIS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of one award of up to $750 to reimburse expenses for attendance at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting (October 31-November 4, Seattle, WA).  Applications must be received by Friday, April 25. The winner  will be notified by Wednesday, April 30.

 

One award for the best ESSAY will be offered to student members of ASIS&T* in the New England, Upstate New York or Eastern Canada regions. Students must be enrolled in an information science** master's or doctoral program. In order to be reimbursed, the award winner will submit receipts substantiating travel and conference related expenses, such as costs for registration, airfare, food, and lodging.  The award winner will also be expected to meet with a NEASIS&T representative at the conference.

 

Submit an essay that addresses the following questions in specific detail:

    * Why do you wish to attend the ASIS&T Annual Meeting?

    * How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?

    * How might NEASIS&T or ASIS&T benefit if you receive the award?

 

Essay criteria:

    * Essay must be written in English.

    * Essay may not exceed 500 words or two double spaced pages.

    * Student must be sole author.

 

The coversheet should include the following information:

    * Applicant's name

    * Address

    * Phone number / E-mail address

    * School affiliation / information science program / Student ID number

    * Proof of ASIS&T membership (e.g. ASIS&T member number, copy of email receipt of payment, or photocopy of check canceled by ASIS&T Headquarters)

 

PLEASE NOTE:

 

The ASIS&T Annual meeting is one of the most highly regarded meetings in the information science field. It covers the breadth of activities and endeavors of the information community with technical sessions addressing specialties of the information professional. The 2014 Annual Meeting, " Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities" takes place October 31-November 4 in Seattle, Washington.

 

Papers should be submitted as attachments and sent by email to: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

 

*You may join ASIS&T via the web at http://www.asist.org/membership.html

**Terms describing information science programs are varied: they may be called: Library and Information Studies, Information Science and Policy, Information and Library Science, Information Studies, etc.

 

Questions? Contact Beata at (617) 573-8541, e-mail: bpanagopoulos@suffolk.edu

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Library Fellow for Research Data Management, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for summer or early fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research Data Services Working Group (which provides the Libraries' data management services, for all disciplines and formats across MIT). Potential activities include:

 Providing research data management services such as consultations, workshops, and maintenance of self-help services;
 Participation in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and investigating available data management planning tools and services;
 Conducting research and assessment to better understand research data management needs at MIT;
 Supporting development of services to enable MIT researchers to comply with requirements from publishers and funding bodies for open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of
Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing);
 Exploring additional services for research data management;
 Collaborating with related Libraries' services, such as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons, personal information management, and/or digital curation;
 Monitoring trends to help the Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM;

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in emerging library technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills including the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Please include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Fellow for Digital Archives).

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Library Fellow for Digital Archives, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early‐career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world‐class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two‐year position, with a start date planned for fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab. Potential activities include:

• Workflow analysis, implementation, and documentation related to digital archives management, building on existing work and addressing gaps;
• Resource acquisition/ingest and issue resolution around file authentication, access and intellectual property rights restrictions, etc.
• Assisting with analysis, understanding, and implementation of tools for processing and managing digital archives (ex. ArchivesSpace, Curator's WorkBench (UNC), BitCurator, Archivematica) and the tools' interactions with other software and systems.

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA‐accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in digital archives. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self‐directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in exploring emerging technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills and the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and an innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast‐paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two‐year period.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Library Fellow for Research Data Management).

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Technology Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont MA

The Belmont Public Library has a full time (35 hour) opening for a Technology Librarian. Functions of the position include planning and implementing the network, updating the website, troubleshooting computer hardware, software and related equipment for over 60 PC's, conduct computer training for library staff and the public, and some time assisting patrons at the reference desk.

 

Will assist the Director in developing the library technology budget, purchase computer supplies, new hand-held devices, and software.

 

A Master's Degree in Library Science is required along with one year library reference experience and two to five years' experience in computer troubleshooting, software, hardware, and networks.

 

The pay range is $29.80 - $35.79, including a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Resumes accepted at the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA  02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov  or Fax 617-993-2741 by April 11, 2014

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Records Management Intern, United Nations Archives, New York NY

We welcome applications for our internship posting for summer 2014 at the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section in New York. We encourage any student involved in graduate work on the topics of archives, records management, information technology or a related subject to apply. We have several exciting projects this summer so will be selecting multiple interns, and would appreciate if you would pass this along to any interested students. 

This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with experienced information professionals. Interns will be assigned to the archives or the records management unit based on individual backgrounds and preferences. Interns will work on a variety of projects centered on archival collections and records management activities. Depending on assignment, project tasks may include the following: 
• Processing and/or cataloguing archival collections and accessioning records 
• Assisting in the digitization of archival materials 
• Providing customer service for archives patrons and UN staff 
• Assisting in the ongoing creation and maintenance of digital and electronic content.
Interns will also collaborate with staff on social media (Facebook, Flickr, etc.) in the effort to promote archives/records management resources and services.
To apply, please visit inspira.un.org and search for job opening #33013, or click here. Applications are due 4 April 2014. Please note that applications will not be accepted through email. 

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Reference & Sciences Librarian, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

The University of Mary Washington is seeking an energetic, innovative person to serve as the Reference and Sciences Librarian. This librarian teaches course-integrated library instruction classes for the physical and natural sciences, physical education, mathematics, and computer science. In addition, the Reference and Sciences Librarian:

 

- Creates online research guides and other instructional materials for assigned disciplines.

- Provides individual research assistance for students, faculty, and staff in assigned disciplines.

-Assists patrons in locating information and utilizing the resources and services of the library, irrespective of format.

-Staffs the reference desk as scheduled, including evening and weekend hours.

-Serves as the library's liaison to assigned departments, cultivating and maintaining productive working relationships with faculty.

-Works with the Collection Development Librarian to select library materials for the sciences and other assigned disciplines.

-Works with the other reference librarians to train, schedule, and supervise the student assistants in the reference department.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

-Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's program (MLS/MLIS).

-Experience in the provision of reference, research and instruction services. (This can include experience gained while pursuing a graduate degree or in a pre-professional position.)

-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

 

Closing Date: 04-25-2014.

 

Please submit an application by going to https://careers.umw.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1395775442140

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Call for Volunteers, GSLIS Graduate Symposium, Simmons College, Boston MA

Interested in attending the GSLIS Graduate Symposium on Saturday, April 05? Consider volunteering!

The Graduate Symposium Committee is looking for volunteers for the following positions:
Greeters
Panel Moderators
Panel Point People (make sure the panel runs smoothly, troubleshoot any issues, etc.)
Technology Assistance
 
Come listen to Simmons graduate students share their research! Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the event.
Please contact Regina Pagani (regina.pagani@simmons.edu) if you are interested in volunteering.

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University Archivist (Assistant Professor), Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland OR

Job Title                              University Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Department                          Library


Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.
The University

Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of OHSU's archives program. Reporting to the Head, Historical Collections & Archives, the University Archivist contributes positive, expansive vision to HC&A, seeking new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences.


The University Archivist identifies, appraises, and acquires archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats. Supervising a staff of 1.0-2.0 FTE, the position manages accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections. The University Archivist develops collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools.


Digital initiatives are a focus of this position. The University Archivist participates in the library's Digital Collections Committee, leads digitization projects for collections under his or her care, and plays a major role in the library's emerging digital preservation and curation activities.  Digital collections responsibilities may include building and managing collections; defining workflows, procedures, and standards; participating in policy formation; and working with university partners to develop collections, projects, and services.


The University Archivist teaches classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assists researchers through reference and instruction; and conducts exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the archives program, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with donors, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, exhibits, events, publications, and reports.
This position monitors, interprets, and applies emerging archival theory and trends. As a colleague and supervisor, the University Archivist fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. The position participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and consults with the university community on records management policy and practices. As a member of the Library Faculty, the University Archivist participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.  This position represents OHSU Library in Northwest Digital Archives, and requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.


Job Requirements
Required:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program with a concentration in archives, or an equivalent combination of advanced degree and work experience
Strong knowledge of current archival theory and trends; ability to judiciously apply theory to practice
Minimum of two years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections of diverse size, content, and format, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting
Experience in using flexible standards for arrangement and description, particularly minimum-level processing; ability to use judgment and pragmatism in applying standards
Demonstrated experience with technical and descriptive standards including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core; knowledge of emerging standards
Experience with digitization and digital asset management systems
Knowledge of principles and practices of electronic records curation and preservation
Familiarity with HIPAA and FERPA principles; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements
Outstanding project management skills, demonstrated through excellence in collaborative, team-oriented projects
Supervisory experience; ability to lead a team and delegate effectively
Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences
Experience with donor relationsAbility to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
Ability to lift a 40-pound box


Preferred:
Experience applying HIPAA and FERPA principles to archival arrangement, description, and access
Experience with Archivists Toolkit; knowledge of emerging collection management tools
Knowledge of Omeka and bepress/Digital Commons
Experience with digital curation and preservation
Knowledge of consortial programs such as NWDA
Experience managing artifact collections
Experience with exhibits
Experience with teaching, reference, instruction, and outreach in archives or special collections
Experience with grant-funded projects
Experience with space planning and stacks management
Experience collaborating with academic staff, faculty, students, and alumni
Knowledge of the history of health sciences and the history of the Pacific Northwest


Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.


Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com<http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/> and search for position IRC42692. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Head of Children's Services, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Derry Public Library is seeking a resourceful, energetic professional to head the lively Children's Services Department and to make this library a "destination" for families with young children.  The successful candidate will be responsible for creating, articulating and implementing a forward-looking "Vision" of services for infants through middle schoolers.  This includes providing friendly and approachable customer service, programming, collection development, budget management and public relations activities with local schools and community organizations.  The Head of Children's Services schedules and supervises several part-time staff, and reports directly to the Director.  Department Head also collaborates with our YA librarian to comfortably transition middle schoolers from children's to YA's collections and activities.  Essential qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge of current trends in library services and new technology applications for children, multitasking capabilities, boundless imagination, a sense of humor and a positive attitude. 

This position is an integral part of the Management Team.  Responsibilities include regularly collaborating with other department heads and staff in order to improve and promote the library, as well as sharing building wide responsibilities. The ability to plan and implement short- and long-range goals is essential.  Required are an MLS/MLIS degree and 3 to 5 years of experience. Derry Public Library serves the Town of Derry, the fourth largest community in New Hampshire, with a population of nearly 34,000. The Library has a staff of 29 full and part time employees. This position offers a competitive salary ($44,850-$50,466) for a 37.5 hour work week, and an excellent individual benefits package.

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by April 30, 2014.

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Volunteer, Quilt Museum, Lowell MA

The New England Quilt Museum in historic downtown Lowell has an extensive reference and circulating library available to the public.  The current manager (not a trained librarian) has been running the library for 14 years and needs to find and train someone to eventually take over all her responsibilities.  These include:

 

-       Recruiting, training and managing a team of 19 volunteers who rotate to staff the library 30-34 hours per week.

 

-       Managing the reference collection of books, magazines, and ephemera used by staff and visitors to the museum and the circulating collection of books and videos used by museum members.

 

-       Coordinating library functions with the museum's professional staff.

 

A candidate needs to live close enough to the museum to volunteer twice a week and make a long-term commitment.  The museum has never had a budget for library operation and, in fact, relies on the library volunteers to raise their own funding and supply the museum with regular donations through the sale of excess donated materials.  Library training and experience a plus.  Quilting knowledge required since the library volunteers answer questions from visitors and e-mail inquiries about quilt history, quilt making and quilt care.

 

Please contact Martha Supnik at Questions@NEQuiltMuseum.org

See web pages at http://nequiltmuseum.org/neqm-library.html

and http://nequiltmuseum.org/ask-the-neqm-library.html

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Research Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

DUTIES:

The internship in the Research Department of the Library involves reference and research assistance, performance of administrative tasks, completion of special projects, and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program including completion of at least one government documents or legal bibliography course -OR- successful completion of one year towards a law degree, and library work experience.

2.  Work experience, preferably in a library or legal office setting. 

3.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.

4.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363756100

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Technology and Collections Management Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

DUTIES:

The internship in the Technology and Collections Management Department involves assistance with technology projects and related research, filling in at the Circulation Desk and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program AND at least two semesters completed towards a library degree AND basic familiarity/experience with digitization practices AND completion of at least one metadata creation course.
2.  Work experience, preferably in a library setting.
3.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
4.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363757900

 

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Summer Student Volunteer Internship, Library - Technical Services and Special Collections Department, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington DC

Duties:

The internship in the Technical Services and Special Collections Department involves assistance with cataloging a special French language collection, creation of item level records, assistance with the Records and Briefs Collection and the processing of digitized materials for catalog display.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Enrollment in a Master of Library Science degree program AND at least two semesters completed towards a library degree AND completion of at least one metadata creation or traditional cataloging course. 
2.  Satisfactory completion of one full year of college level French.
3.  Work experience, preferably in a library setting.
4.  Ability to communicate clearly, courteously, and effectively both orally and in writing required.
5.  Employment is subject to successful completion of a security background check.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364207800

Closing Date: Friday, March 28, 2014, 11:59 PM

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Assistant Head of the Education Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Assistant Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of the library's programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. Leadership and guidance for staff and student assistants are key functions of the position in addition to planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative services to meet the evolving information needs of the University's faculty, staff, and students. These services include instruction, web-based resources and special projects such as collection reviews, as well as working closely with faculty in the College of Education and related disciplines in developing and managing the collections and facility to support research and instruction.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assistant Head for the Education Library will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Assistant Head will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until April 28, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 8, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Summer Internship, Toxikon Corporation, Bedford MA

We are accepting applications for a summer internship position in our Document Control Department. We prefer an individual that is majoring in library sciences. Toxikon Corporation is a contract research organization located just outside of Boston, in Bedford MA.  We are implementing a new document management software for organizing our scientific documents, such as books and many e-documents.  We need these documents  to be organized before we load them into the database. 

 

The work schedule is fairly flexible, but prefer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

 

If you are interested please contact Amy Schade, amy.schade@toxikon.com

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Library Director, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester MA

Energetic professional sought to direct & administer all operations of Gloucester's Sawyer Free Library.  Duties include the development and management of an over $830K annual budget, staff supervision of 20+ employees; oversight of cultural events & community outreach through its Lyceum program; provides oversight of other designated funds including capital expenditures. Required qualifications:  MLS from ALA accredited library school required; minimum 5 years management, supervisory & budget responsibilities in a public library of similar size; computer & grant  proficiency; strong communication skills; fully competent in current library technology. Salary range: $77,190 - $90,929. Please submit resume by April 17, 2014 to:

 

 

Personnel Dept.

Gloucester City Hall

9 Dale Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 281 -9742

Fax: (978) 282-3055

Email: dprophet@gloucester-ma.gov

 

 

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User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

LIBARARY SERVICES

User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services)

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member

 

The University of Central Missouri seeks a motivated, creative, user-focused professional to fill the non-tenure-track faculty position of User Experience and Assessment Librarian.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) and experience analyzing data, administering surveys, and providing recommendations for service improvements.  This new position will be responsible for gaining insight into customer expectations and satisfaction through a variety of assessment measures.  There is a possibility of bibliographic and departmental liaison duties for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

 

Responsibilities

·         Interact with user communities to identify their priorities and needs and explore ways to enhance the user experience throughout the library

·         Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate appropriate technologies to improve library services

·         Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities

·         Develop assessment strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library's collections, services, and facilities

·         Coordinate usability assessment for the library, including designing and carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics and user trends to support planning and development,  advising on user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions

·         Serve as Chair of the library's Strategic Planning team, playing a key role in helping the library achieve its objectives of facilitating research, teaching, and learning by ensuring user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections, and services

·         Work with library administration to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, incorporating the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement

·         Participate in reference service delivery, including week-end and/or evening rotations

 

Qualifications  

 

Required

·         Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree

·         Strong web skills (html, blogging, app use, etc.) and facility with commonly used social media tools

·         Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in assessment and usability

·         Effective written and oral communication skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, other faculty and staff, and students

·         Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service

·         Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession

·         Preparation and commitment to conduct independent investigations relevant to the duties of the position

 

P  Preferred

·         Second graduate degree a subject discipline

·         Experience with library-specific assessment  in an academic library environment

·         Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of assessment methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)

·         Experience with data analysis and survey design

·         Portfolio detailing how previous work has been customer-focused and led to improvements in services and satisfaction

 

Work Environment

Kirkpatrick Library consists of two functional units: Public Services and Technical Services, both reporting to the Chair of Kirkpatrick Library.  The work environment is modern and attractive with appropriate information technology tools available to all library faculty.  Within a team environment, this new position is expected to play a leadership role in the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of the library's assessment efforts. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits are described at http://www.ucmo.edu/hr/benefits/

 

University Environment

In Warrensburg, MO (approximately 50 miles southeast of Kansas City), the University of Central Missouri (http://www.ucmo.edu) provides the option for urban, suburban, or small city living. The work environment is the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, an attractive and modern facility (http://library.ucmo.edu).

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete the faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.  Apply to position #998521.

 

Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and black and white copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed.  Please list on the faculty profile the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.  If contacted for an interview, three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested. 

 

Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

 

For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@umco.edu or (660) 543-4255.

 

For more information about this position, contact search committee chair, Linda Medaris, at medaris@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-8844.

 

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Nurse Consumer Health Librarian, Health Science Center Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The liaison librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for assigned departments and programs in the Academic Health Center. This tenure track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, email, "house calls".) The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the liaison librarian will be asked to serve on various committees and teams. The liaison librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the liaison librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the liaison librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.The liaison librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until May 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 3, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Intern, Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston MA

The Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is interested in hiring two unpaid interns to help manage our records. While most of our records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act, we also do have records that are exempt due to the nature of the information. 

Requirements: Experience with public sector records is preferred but not required; experience with confidential records and ability to demonstrate discretion.
To apply: send a cover letter and resume to Deirdre Richardson, deirdre.richardson@state.ma.us
 

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Librarian (Supervisor), Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY:        $40,839 - $54,346 depending on education / experience

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the Music, Art and Media (MAM) department including: budgeting, collection development, supervising a staff of 7, and developing departmental policies and procedures. This person also manages MAM physical space and furnishings, and works with security staff to enforce the code of conduct. Other duties include telephone, walk-in, and computer-based patron assistance at the MAM circulation desk. This person will participate in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies. A complete job description is available through the city's Human Resources office.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years experience in a library. Supervisory experience is required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills, demonstrated aptitude for supervising staff and serving the public, and be willing to lead by example. Applicant must have experience with library automation systems and be proficient in the use of common office software. The ability to work with a diverse public in a fast-paced environment is a must. Applicant must be well organized and possess good oral and written communication skills. Applicant must be able to handle situations with tact, courtesy, and good judgment.  Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred but not required.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit applications/resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at:

 

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

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Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research, University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks ND

Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it.  North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low.  Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state.  The housing prices in Grand Forks are reasonable. Greater Grand Forks has a population of nearly 100,000.  We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. Nearby major cities are Fargo (80 miles) and Winnipeg (150 miles). UND employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan.  You can take one class per semester tuition free.  We do get snow and cold in the winter, but we wear layers and have been thankful our winter has been milder than what the East Coast has endured.  Our summers are beautiful.  There is an active arts community.  UND is a Division I NCAA school, with hockey being especially popular.


Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research
The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org<http://www.undmedlibrary.org>), is seeking an innovative educator and librarian to provide leadership to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the design and implementation of technology-based instructional programming. This person will work collaboratively with faculty and librarians to promote and develop new educational methodologies in the curricula of the medical and allied health programs of the school. The successful candidate will also lead the library in its educational programs and will guide the library in expanding partnerships with SMHS researchers.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a community-based medical school in Grand Forks with regional campuses in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot. In addition to the M.D. program, professional degrees are offered in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, athletic training and physician assistant. The library also supports the programs of the College of Nursing, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, and social work.

Salary and qualifications
Hiring salary:  $60,000 - $65,000


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2014. Be sure to submit a cover letter, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.


Full job description, qualifications, and directions for application are at
https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=3000+Professional&AppliTrackJobId=500_37440&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

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Division Dean-Library & Academic Support, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

POSITION:
Division Dean-Library & Academic Support - Academic Affairs Division
This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position.

Start Date: June, 2014
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services, Center for Academic Program Support (Math, Writing and Tutoring Center) and the ESL support office. The Dean is responsible for budgeting, supervising, and ensuring the quality of services provided. The Dean will work with the staff to build a cohesive team, and will work collaboratively with the other division deans and the V.P. of Academic Affairs to ensure that needs are addressed in sustainable ways.

EXAMPLES OF
DUTIES: 1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources.
2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community.
3. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management.
4. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program.
5. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College's mission.
6. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers.
7. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library.
8. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals.
9. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or higher in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated management experience; leadership and management skills including a commitment to staff development; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents--administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B
Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to:
www.hcc.edu/careers


Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website: www.hcc.edu

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2014 LIS Career Fair, Simmons College

  • Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
  • Where: Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, 3rd Floor
  • Format: Open; students may walk from table to table for the duration of the event
  • Attendees must be: Current GSLIS students or recent GSLIS alumni/ae (within last 2 years)
  • Appropriate dress: Business professional
  • Student/Alum RSVP: Strongly encouraged, RSVP here.

The 2014 LIS Career Fair will bring together hiring employers from the Greater Boston area, New England, and beyond to meet with students and alums. We expect employers from a range of fields including public, school, and academic libraries, government agencies, corporate libraries, museums and archives, information and knowledge management firms, digital publishers and information services, and more.

Co-hosted by GSLIS and the Simmons Career Education Center (CEC), the fair is a terrific opportunity for recruiters to promote their organizations and meet highly qualified candidates seeking full-time employment opportunities. (Employers offering internships or screening resumes for future openings will also be considered.)

Please note that the LIS Career Fair is a separate industry-specific event distinct from the annual Simmons College Spring Career & Internship Fair and is for upcoming and recent graduates of the Simmons LIS program only. The Spring Career & Internship Fair, for all Simmons undergraduate and graduate students, will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014; if you are interested in attending the Spring Career & Internship Fair, please contact the CEC.

Please contact Ryan McGinnis with any questions pertaining to the LIS Career Fair.

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Director of the Library, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

Date:                                     March 21, 2014

Title of Position:              Director of Library 

Salary:                  $70s with benefits

Effective:                            June 2014


Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director provides leadership and direction in operation of the Jonathan Edwards Library.   Responsible for making appropriate library resources and services available to the college community and public.  Directs, organizes, and oversees all areas of operation.  Conducts appropriate planning, assessment, outreach, budget, personnel, and other administrative activities.  Supervises, equips, and furnishes the facility.  Works collaboratively with other members of various library consortia.  Identifies emerging trends; sets goals and objectives; serves as advocate for continued development and improvement of technologies, resources, and services to fulfill the mission of a 21st century community college library.

 

Required Qualifications:  MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.  Minimum of five years professional (MLS/MLIS masters level) library work experience; academic library experience preferred. Demonstrated library management experience including, but not limited to, personnel supervision; budget preparation and management; assessment and planning; outreach; promotion of information literacy.  Demonstrated experience using technologies to provide and enhance library services. Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication.  Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators, community residents, and colleagues in other libraries and consortia.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of leadership and promotion of activities that engage and excite students about library resources, reading, and research in support of the college's focus on retention and student success. 

                                                                                                                                               

Application Procedures:  For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three current professional references to Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email to snichols@berkshirecc.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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Director of Library Services and Learning Center, Lincoln College of New England, Southington CT

This is a 12-month position that directs all library and learning center, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.

  • Prepares, administers, and library and learning center budgets
  • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
  • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Prepares library sections of submissions to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions for Higher Education, programmatic accreditation agencies such as: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Dental Chairside Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting, Mortuary Science, Nutrition and the State of Connecticut.
  • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinates with Lead Faculty to ensure excellence in service to students in the learning center.
  • Serves on college committees and task forces to support continuous improvement of the College's teaching and Learning endeavors
  • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for the College library and learning center.
  • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
  • Works in concert with academic leadership to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process.

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.
  • A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential.
  • Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes should be directed to Kathryn Regjo at KRegjo@LincolnCollegeNE.edu, or to 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, CT 06489.

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Corporate Archiving Intern - Fall 2014, Southwest Airlines, Dallas TX

Overview:

 

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Responsibilities:

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Sort, catalog, and store Southwest's archives, which include documents, photos, negatives, slides, printed material, promotional items and other archival materials.

 

Utilize digital asset management systems, cataloging software, accessions, and document storage and retrieval.

 

Writing short historical items for online sites.

 

This position offers the chance to be in on the ground floor of a new archival collection.

 

Some travel may be required.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. 

 

Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Progress towards undergrad or masters degree in Library Science, History, Archives and Records Management or related degree required.

 

Minimum junior status or above (60+ credits).

 

To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours).

 

Maintained 2.5 or above cumulative GPA.

 

Skills/Abilities/Knowledge/Work Style:

 

Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a Team.

 

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines.

 

Ability to manage time and multiple tasks effectively.

 

Able to handle a high level of responsibility.

 

Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

 

Excellent Customer Service skills required.

 

Experience:

 

Previous experience in an archive (corporate, private, or public), museum, or library preferred.

 

Familiarity with digital asset management systems, cataloging software, accessions, and document storage and retrieval required.

 

Previous experience in designing either a cataloging system or an archive storage area preferred.

 

Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word and PowerPoint.

 

Interest in aviation is a plus.

 

Please be prepared to provide the following information (if requested):

 

Resume.

 

Unofficial transcript.

 

 "Why Southwest Airlines" essay (Length determined by author).

 

Letters of Recommendation.

 

Time Commitment:

 

Full time/ 40 hours per week .

 

PAY:

 

$12 hourly + flight privileges

 

This Internship is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.

 

All Students must apply online at www.southwest.com/careers

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Database Specialist, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

 

Database Specialist I provides consulting services to libraries to assist them in synchronizing a local catalog or metadata hub with WorldCat. Uses technical training and experience to process data through OCLC's data ingest systems.  Data loading responsibilities include providing data evaluation, selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 

 

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Promoting and supporting offline updating (batchload) of WorldCat and associated databases by providing  expertise for bibliographic data, detailed holdings records and local bibliographic data in WorldCat.Ensuring  the quality and integrity of the data before it is loaded into WorldCat.
  • Continually building  expertise in processing data through OCLC's data ingest systems which include evaluating data , selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 
  • Providing consulting, operational and technical support for users of WorldCat bibliographic data, Local Holdings Records and local bibliographic data.
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert and advisor on behalf of OCLC users and staff during WorldCat data development and maintenance initiatives.
  • Supporting and reviewing  the creation of OCLC documentation, including dataloading instructions, serials cataloging rules, MARC Format for Holdings revision proposals, and other national and international standards.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or other Master's degree appropriate to the position or at least 2 years of increasing responsibilities in OCLC library experience; expertise in serials cataloging on the OCLC Cataloging System.
  • Solid understanding of principles and practices of MARC21 Formats for Bibliographic Data.
  • Knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings (MFHD) as well as standard cataloging tools, including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules; Library of Congress Subject Headings and various classification schemes.
  • Experience in coordinating projects.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, production goals, and quality standards. 
  • Ability to effectively learn and work in a fast-paced environment along with the ability to manage several projects and varied tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Experience using software tools to manipulate metadata.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

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Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Mar 18, 2014 through Apr 9, 2014
DESCRIPTION

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian IV - Librarian V ($59,352 - $100,212)
Position Availability: Immediately


Application deadline is April 9, 2014.

Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California's largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library-wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility (the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses) all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 - 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library's annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/louise-m-darling-biomedical-library) is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR (http://nnlm.gov/psr). Under a contract with the National Library of Medicine, the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM. The NN/LM PSR comprises Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The Associate Director of the NN/LM PSR is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all regional services programs, from planning through evaluation phases, and oversees the effective participation of all PSR network members in the activities of the NN/LM. Reporting to the Director of the NN/LM PSR, who is the Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, the Associate Director also serves as an important and valued member of the UCLA Library leadership team.

In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in gathering disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents. A positive background check will be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include
• Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates regional programs;
• Represents NN/LM PSR at the national and regional levels;
• Maintains effective communications with all network members, the UCLA Library, and National Library of Medicine;
• Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure and resource library directors to plan strategic direction of regional programs;
• Prepares and manages annual budgets;
• Prepares programs objectives, annual, and quarterly reports;
• Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs;
• Coordinates day-to-day operations;
• Supervises professional and support staff, currently 5.5 FTE;
• Ensures compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements;
• Requires year round travel in the region.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience);
• Minimum 10 years progressively responsible health science library experience, which includes 3 years of management, supervisory and project management experience;
• Evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff;
• Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services.

Desired Qualifications
• NN/LM experience;
• Network management experience;
• Outreach experience;
• Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries;
• Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy;
• Grant and contract writing experience;
• Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a senior or higher level.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. This is a non-represented position. Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Candidates should apply by April 9, 2014 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Cover Letter - Describing qualifications and experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
References - Names and contact information for at least three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.
HOW TO APPLY

Create an ApplicantID
Provide required information and documents
If any, provide required reference information

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Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library, Denver CO

The University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library - http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu seeks resourceful, energetic and innovative candidates to fill a new position as Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, a non-tenure-track faculty position that primarily collaborates with and lends support to researchers on the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC).  The successful candidate will assist in the planning, coordination, and promotion of the education and reference programs of the library to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientist within the CU AMC.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dental Medicine, Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Our $35 million, state-of-the-art library opened in October 2007, and is located at the crossroads of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Science and Technology Park.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist collaborates with and lends support to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists within the CU AMC, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting the research mission of the university. With a demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, the scientific process they apply, and the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research, the Research Support Specialist develops and provides training and professional library services in the use of biomedical knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and e-Science strategies. The Research Support Specialist may help researchers manage their data, navigate the university's available data management, curation, and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. This position will work both as a team member and independently.

APPLICATIONS
Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com<http://www.jobsatcu.com> , refer to job posting F01189 or link directly to the posting at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80021
Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2014.  Deadline to apply is April 18th, 2014.

Questions should be directed to debra.silva@ucdenver.edu<mailto:debra.silva@ucdenver.edu>

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Instruction Librarian, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY

Position: The Golisano Library is seeking candidates for the full-time, faculty-rank position of Instruction Librarian, available July 2014; this position is contingent on final budget approval in April.  Salary is determined based on educational background and relevant work experience.  The Instruction Librarian will report to the library's Director of Public Services, and will coordinate the design and implementation of the library's classroom and web-based instruction service.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver course-related instruction sessions in both traditional classroom and online environments.  Some evening and/or weekend classes may be included.
  • Serve as a team leader and mentor for the librarians in designing and implementing classroom and web-based information fluency instruction.
  • Collaborate with the other librarians in establishing working partnerships with academic program faculty, to promote the development of a scaffold approach to the cultivation of information fluency within each academic program.
  • Coordinate systematic assessment of the library's instructional services, including periodic review of statements of philosophy and policy.
  • Maintain appropriate statistics concerning the library's instructional services.
  • Coordinate with the Operations Manager in scheduling of the Library Instruction Lab.
  • Participate in reference desk coverage and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent.  A second graduate degree in an academic discipline, optimally teacher education, is helpful.
  • Required: at least two years professional-level library work experience that includes classroom and online instruction. 
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with ADA and Universal Design requirements.

Application Process:  Roberts Wesleyan College employees must fully support the institution's mission and values.  Prior to submitting an application, please review the following documents (available at www.roberts.edu/employment): RWC Mission StatementStatement of the Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should e-mail or mail the following: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a completed RWC Application for Faculty Position (including full contact information for three references), available at www.roberts.edu/employment to:

Mr. Al Krober, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
krobera@roberts.edu
585-594-6501

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Digital Services Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-DSL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Digital Services Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and creative technologically-oriented individual for the position of Digital Services Librarian.


Position Overview
The Digital Services Librarian provides outreach and technical services for the circuit library system, which includes developing and promoting digitally-based products and services that support the research needs of the judges and court staff, providing training and assistance in the use of resources, and providing professional research services. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Develops outreach products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and current awareness services.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel.
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic resources (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian to prepare law book purchase orders via the SirsiDynix ILS and serves as a back-up for preparing orders.
• Assists with serials check-in and materials processing.
• Works with the excess law books program.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in developing, acquiring, delivering, and maintaining digital library collections, products, and services.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Initiative, strong attention to detail, commitment to quality service, and ability to meet established deadlines and commitments.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity in library acquisitions using SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-ERL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Electronic Resources Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and technologically-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.


Position Overview
The Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional research and technical services to judges and court staff, which includes developing and promoting electronic research and resource aids, and training court staff in the use of electronic resources. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary. Arranges for interlibrary loans of materials.
• Develops and maintains an online circuit-wide research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the website.
• Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities.
• Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials, and current awareness services. Organizes and provides convenient online access to collections of books, publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services.
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Assists with library web design and maintenance. Assists in the development of website policies and standards. Leads library web projects. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products.
• Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary.
• Participates in technical services including materials processing and serials.
• Assists with procurement and with payment processing in FAS4T.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in the development of spending plans for effective use of resources.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
• Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Access to Resources Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Access to Resources Librarian & Assistant or Associate Professor (Job ID #40575)

UIC Library of the Health Sciences (Chicago)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) seeks a faculty librarian to lead the Access to Resources Department in Chicago.

The Access to Resources Department provides local and remote access to information resources, both electronic and print, via a variety of user services, including circulation, reserves, document delivery, and interlibrary loan to the health sciences community.  In addition to providing leadership and supervision to a department of 11.5 FTE staff 
positions, the Access to Resources Librarian serves as the primary LHS Chicago administrator for initiatives that span the Library of the Health Sciences and provides liaison to operational units that support the University Library as a whole.  This position also oversees operations related to building security and maintenance after hours.

This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, who serves as Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of GMR. This is a tenure system faculty position with research and publication expectations.

About the Library of the Health Sciences The Library of the Health Sciences supports education, research, and clinical practice in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health; the 
UIC Medical Center Hospital and Outpatient Care Center, and other affiliated health care institutions. The Library has a local presence in Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana to support the UIC regional health science campuses located in those communities. The Library is the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR), and is one of the largest health 
sciences libraries in the United States.

Duties:
Specific responsibilities include:

•    Provide strategic leadership to the Access to Resources Department and develop and implement departmental priorities and goals.

•    Supervise and evaluate unit faculty and staff and oversee departmental operations.  Establish policies and procedures consistent with those observed by the State, the University and the Library.

•    Coordinate and collaborate with the Regional Head Librarians to design and implement projects, policies, and procedures.

•    Serve as a liaison to operational units that support the University Library as a whole, including Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) and Library Systems.

•    Compile and analyze data, prepare reports and recommendations, and implement reorganized or new programs.

•    Oversee operations related to building security and maintenance after hours, including deploying Security and Library staff, addressing emergency situations, overseeing police calls and incident reports, responding to facilities problems, and communicating outcomes to administrators and staff.

•    Serve on relevant library committees.

Other related duties as assigned or negotiated.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience supervising, managing and leading staff; demonstrated success in effectively leading teams and collaborative activities; demonstrated 
leadership ability in chain of command and collaborative structures; evidence of good judgment and organizational skills; flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment; knowledge of emergent library roles and service initiatives; strong user-focused services orientation; excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; familiarity with computer applications and statistical software; demonstrated ability to meet University standards in research, publication and professional service commensurate with tenure; and ability to travel.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Professional library experience in the health sciences; subject background in the health sciences; experience executing user-centered projects that improved services.

SALARY/RANK/CONTRACT: Faculty status position. Salary and rank dependent 
upon qualifications and experience. $70,000 minimum. Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; two weeks annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be 
purchased); a dental plan is available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

For fullest consideration apply by April 11th, with cover letter, supporting resume and the name and address of at least three references.All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.eduUIC is an AA/EOE

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Health Sciences Collections and Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Position
Health Sciences Collections and Technology Librarian, Librarian I
 
Position Summary
The migration of health sciences library resources to digital formats opens up opportunities for quantitative as well as qualitative management. As  a member of the six-librarian Health Sciences Group , the librarian in this position would work side-by-side with current health science college liaison librarians to ensure the most efficient and effective contribution by the library to teaching and research needs. Analysis of digital resource use will support informed, flexible and responsive decision-making. Activities of this librarian would include management of the million-dollar plus medical materials budget, based on factors such as cost-per-use reports, impact factor, analysis of user choices on the web site, and understanding of citation patterns by faculty authors; development of reports including contributing to national reporting norms such as the annual AAHSL Statistics, or in support of accreditation reviews; analysis of the growing use of resources on mobile and handheld devices; analysis of patterns of use for new media such as video and images, including images used for coursepacks and class tutorials; advice to faculty about grant-seeking, data management and data curation; and general assessment of outcomes that involve library resources. It is critical that this librarian understand the overall strategy for delivering health science library resources at MSU, work collaboratively and effectively with all health science liaisons, and balance competing needs within the available materials budget. This librarian would also have a limited liaison function, for example to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and would participate in reference and information literacy as those relate to the health sciences and share responsibility with other health sciences librarians for helping faculty and students with database searching for grants and systematic reviews. 

The successful candidate must be broadly focused and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs, as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required. 

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.
 
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge or background in health sciences information (coursework, degree or practical experience). Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with health sciences collection management including collection analysis.

Closing Date
5pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $50,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references tohttps://jobs.msu.edu posting number 9207.  

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Youth Services Advocate, Houston Public Library, Houston TX

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Youth Services Advocate. Houston Public Library seeks a leader who is knowledgeable about current issues impacting youth, conversant about cutting edge youth services and technology trends, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and their caregivers. If you are a dynamic, energetic, uniquely talented individual focused on youth services, this could be your next position. This is your opportunity to become a vital member of an organization that is progressive, forward thinking, and customer focused. The successful candidate is creative and innovative and will have experience working successfully in a large, diverse, urban environment; will be responsible for modeling excellent customer service; and, for providing collaborative leadership for system-wide planning and delivery of stellar youth services for Houston residents. The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Living in America's fourth largest city has its perks. Houston's Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues.

Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation's 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston's diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city's vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population's multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it's no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live." For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).  

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing policies, standards, and procedures, developing new and assisting with existing programs, assisting with materials selection, and planning workshops and training in the area of youth services. The YSA manages change, fosters team building and provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system's children and youth services staff. The individual in this position represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Customer Experience and serves as an Administration Manager with system-wide youth services responsibility.

Preferred qualifications. ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or a degree in youth services or a closely related field; with at least three years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six years working with youth in a public library or closely related experience. Additional preferred qualifications are a solid knowledge of current and future trends in library services to children and teens; superior communication and technology skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in services to youth; knowledge of issues impacting today's children and youth; at least three years of management or supervisory experience; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations serving children and teens.

Visit PN#12193, (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909) for the complete job posting .

Compensation. Salary range of $61,000.00 - $73,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with exceptional customer service skills who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com), via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online at PN#12193, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909, on or before the closing date of May 10, 2014. 

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Project Archivist, Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Collection, Historic New England, Haverhill MA

Historic New England

Position: Project Archivist, Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport Collection

Classification: Temporary/Full time for eighteen months

Location: Collections facility, Haverhill, Massachusetts, with occasional travel to the Library and Archives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Description: This limited term position works as part of the collections services team and is responsible for processing an archival collection generated by the firm of Irving and Casson/A. H. Davenport, creating an online finding aid for the collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, selecting images for digitization, creating metadata for the digitized items, developing a landing page for the collection on Historic New England's website, creating a collection-level MARC record for the collection, and supervising interns and volunteers.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science or similar degree from a recognized graduate program in archival studies or a Master's degree from a recognized graduate program in decorative arts or related studies; knowledge of American and European decorative arts and furniture history; experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, Archivist's Toolkit, or Re:Discovery; experience processing archival and manuscript collections or a combination of archival and decorative arts collections; and experience using controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF; excellent data entry skills; a high degree of attention to detail; and the ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires fully competent computer skills including skilled use of MSWord, PowerPoint, and Excel spreadsheet functions. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Supervisory experience is preferred.

Submission: Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2014. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements tojobs@historicnewengland.org or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Attn: Human Resources. Historic New England is an equal opportunity employer.

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Collection Development Librarian, Keene State College, Keene NH

Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for a Collection Development Librarian. Under the administrative review of the Dean of the Library, the Collection Development Librarian provides leadership and coordination for the Library's collection assessment and development activities in support of the college's curriculum and the Mason Library's mission. Position has a start date of July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate in this position will collaboratively develop and implement library policies and strategies regarding collections, oversees budget allocations, coordinate the selection, acquisition, maintenance and licensing of resources and provide supervision for staff.  As a faculty member this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library's programs, engages in scholarly activities, and Library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

Specific Responsibilities
Leads and coordinates the Library's collection development activities;
Identifies and shares best practices and trends regarding library collections;
Develops qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing the value and effectiveness of the Library's collection in support of student learning and the College's curriculum;
Analyzes and reports on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to develop innovative collection strategies;
Assesses library collections in conjunction with accreditation, external reviews of academic programs, and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates;
Develops and implements library policies regarding collections;
Allocates and manages the library acquisitions budget;
Identifies and maintains opportunities for consortial partnerships;
Negotiates with publishers, vendors, subscription and consortia purchasing agents, to approve licenses and package purchasing and renewals;
Supervises staff.

In addition to the above duties/responsibilities:
Library Faculty Responsibilities:
Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library's programs;
Participates in liaison program;
Provides services that contribute to student learning;
Selects and evaluates library resources;
Engages in scholarly activities;
Engages in library and campus-wide service.

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; supervisory experience; experience or coursework in teaching.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience managing a budget; experience negotiating contracts and licenses for library acquisitions; working in an academic library; experience or coursework in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.  This position has all responsibilities associated with faculty rank and tenure and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and is $61,720 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2013.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=xxxxx

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
•       Letter of application addressing the responsibilities including the required and desirable qualifications
•       Curriculum Vitae
•       Teaching Philosophy (300 words or less)
•       Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 7, 2014.

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Electronic Serials Content Specialist Intern, Fidelity Investments, Boston MA

Overview of Business Unit and Group:
IIS Content Management & Publising provides global access to best-in-class content, custom applications and publishing services to internal Fidelity investment professionals. We do this through the management of libraries, e-journals, and e-content sources, and intranet portals.

Work or Project Description:

Work with Content Management team establishing a new content management and portal software product. Our goal is to offer our library's electronic resources (documents and database access) through an engaging and intuitive web portal.

The position would include serials control/checkin of econtent, uploading files and tagging with accurate metadata. Will participate on a project team in discussions of portal design and function.  Assignment is hands -on that will lead to developing proficiency with state of the art library software. This position will also handle the daily InfoCenter circulation request queue.  Working with the InfoCenter Manager, the intern will handle the day to day management.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Experience working with Digital Libraries.

Experience with content management systems.

Knowledge of applying metadata and building taxonomies a plus.

Experience using an integrated library system such as EOS.web a  lus.

Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications - -Excel, Powerpoint,

Intern preference: Recent Simmons College GSLIS graduate or student enrolled in the GSLIS program and completed the core curriculum.

Please contact rachel.besch@fmr.com for more information.

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Temple Beth Am Day School, Miami FL

Temple Beth Am Day School in Miami, FL is looking for a librarian/media specialist. Our librarian will work with our Head of School to usher our current library into the 21st century. The candidate will develop a library curriculum to complement and enhance the Day School curriculum. The candidate will work closely with the Educational Technology Director to ensure that the library offers digital databases and tools to enhance the Day School curriculum. The candidate will engender a love of books, learning and curiosity in our students; will teach students and staff to be effective, efficient and ethical consumers of ideas and information; and will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and skillful researchers. The candidate will have a strong working knowledge of children's literature and interest in Judaic literature.
Responsibilities: 
Develop and implement a library curriculum for day school students to include a full range of literacy skills and to support and enhance the day school curriculum.

Instruct library skills classes ranging from reading time with early childhood students; to collaboratively planned learning, research and critical thinking experiences for elementary students; to providing professional development for faculty in 21st century library skills.

Acquire, develop and recommend skill-level appropriate materials that meet the instructional needs of teachers to support the day school curriculum.

Provide access to information, learning, teaching and research related to the Judaic collections.

Create and maintain in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible and conducive to learning. 

Act as an active, accessible and informed library leader accessible to students, staff, parents and library users.

Share expertise at faculty meetings, parent meetings and school board meetings.

Model and implement effective use of technology in the library, including, but not limited to, ebooks, mobile devices, apps, databases, and a card catalog.

Maintain frequent and timely communication to the Beth Am community via a library blog/website, social media, newsletter, video/audio streaming and on-demand video/audio podcasts.

Select, acquire, and organize books and other media for the library for maximum and effective use.

Oversee and manage the library budget.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or bachelor's degree or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in educational media or library science to include credit in (a) Management of library media programs; (b) Collection development; (c) Library media resources; (d) Reference sources and services; (e) Organization of collections; and (f) Design and production of educational media

Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience teaching adults and children

Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience in working with students and educational staff

Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 plus paid sick, personal, and bereavement days. Health insurance & pension plan options are available.

Email cover letter and resume to Dr. Deborah Starr, Temple Beth Am Day School Head of School: DSTARR@TBAM.ORG

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Summer Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project, WGBH, Boston MA

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

Department Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://footagesales.wgbh.org

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://www.americanarchiveinventory.org

http://www.americanarchive.org

Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - will be permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content is being digitized and is slated for transfer and long-term preservation through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH, with funding support from CPB. 

Between now and August 2015, WGBH will be responsible for:

  • Growing the collection and enhancing metadata
  • Re-engaging the PBCore community in its further development as a standard for media materials, and encouraging its use by public media stations
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the American Archive website
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

 

Internship Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for a graduate student in library science, computer science, linguistics or related fields to work in a film and media archive. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

The American Archive project intern will work with the Project Manager on the American Archive project funded by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting. The goal of the project is a comprehensive archive of radio and television programming, ensuring its collection, management and preservation. The intern will assist with the editing, enhancement, and normalization of records for the digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn moving image cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog, edit clips using Avid software for collection highlights blog posts, map new metadata into the Archival Management System (AMS) using the MINT mapping tool, and participate in the PBCore Advisory Working Group.

The intern will have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

 

Skills Preferred: 

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.

Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.

Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.

Knowledge of XML helpful.

Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

 

WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

 

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to:

 

Casey Davis: casey_davis@wgbh.org

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Diversity Fellowship Program (Research), OCLC, Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.  Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) position at our Dublin, Ohio office.

 

 

Research fellow has the opportunity to work on OCLC Research projects associated with the Advancing the Research Mission and User Behavior and Synthesis Activities.

 

  1. The User Behavior and Synthesis Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Visitors and Residents project (http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/vandr/): This is a collaborative project that is funded by JISC and Oxford Universities in the UK and OCLC. The study utilizes the visitors and residents principle described in the University of Oxford's Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) blog, which hypothesizes that neither age nor gender determines whether one is a visitor (one who logs on to the virtual environment, performs a specific task or acquires specific information, and then logs off) or a resident (one who has an ongoing, developing presence online). This work will increase understanding of how learners engage with the Web and how educational services and systems can attract and sustain a possible new group of lifelong learners. The trans-Atlantic partnership will support comparison of students' digital learning strategies in different cultural contexts. The project will be in its final phase, which will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis and dissemination of research findings. The results can influence the development of OCLC and member organizations' systems and services.
    2. Cyber Synergy project (http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/synergy/default.htm): This is a collaborative project that is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Rutgers University to investigate the possibility of seamless collaboration between knowledge institutions such as libraries and the Social Q&A (SQA) community. This project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models for virtual reference and SQA services to initiate new collaborative library services. The project will be finalized in fall 2014 so there will be many opportunities for analysis reporting, and dissemination, including publications.
    3. European Union grant proposal: Develop a grant proposal using the Visitors & Residents framework to study the use of mobile technologies in European countries and to develop anticipatory library applications. We will partner with approximately 5 European countries in this proposal. If funded, this project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models to initiate new library mobile applications based on the location of the user.
  1. The Advancing the Research Mission Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Data sharing and reuse: Projects in this area examine scholars sharing and reuse of digital data and collections. Current projects are examining data reuse in three academic communities to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.  Projects in this area involve quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. surveys, interviewing, server logs, etc.) and the dissemination of research findings. 
    2. Librarian and Data Management: Projects related to this area examine the academic librarians' role in data management. Of particular interest are librarian attitudes, involvement, and activities related to helping university researchers manage their data. Projects in this area employ quantitative and qualitative research methods and the dissemination of research findings. A major objective for projects in this area is to inform the development of effective social and technical infrastructures (e.g. education, training, systems, services, etc.) that can support librarians in their efforts.

 

The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

  • A Master's or Ph.D. in Library and Information Science or related discipline (Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Archives, Records Management) is required, though candidates with advanced degrees in social science disciplines (Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadline
  • Experienced in Microsoft office program
  • Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications

Salary and Benefits 

  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and applicable market compensation
  • The Fellow will be eligible for health & welfare benefits such as is provided to other similarly situated term-limited employees 
  • Relocation Assistance will be offered in the form of a lump sum distributed in two installments (50% at signing of offer and 50% after 90 days of start date).  The amount of the lump sum will be determined by the distance required for relocation during the term of the fellowship 

 

OCLC Candidate Profile 

 

Create your candidate profile at the OCLC Career Center Internet site.  Once you select to apply for the OCLC Diversity Fellowship opening, you will be asked the following questions:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B, F-1 visa status)?
  • List your library-related educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List any additional educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List the names of two persons (unrelated to you) who will be submitting letters of recommendation for you. Please include the e-mail address and phone number of the two recommenders.
  • List your involvement with professional/student organizations (provide detailed listings of your activities and involvement with library and information science-related organizations); publications (citations for up to five key publications); and honors and awards.
  • List any employment experience, most recent position first. Please include: position title; institution; institution mailing address; dates of employment; and key responsibilities. 

Essay

 

Provide an original essay (to be submitted as part of your resume file) of no more than 1,000 words describing why you want to participate in the OCLC Diversity Fellowship Program, and how the experience will contribute to your short-term and long-term career plans.  The essay should also demonstrate insight into the problems and opportunities surrounding diversity and inclusion in the library workforce.

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Two persons (unrelated to you) will need to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf directly to:  diversityfellow@oclc.org.  Letters of recommendation MUST be sent separately via e-mail from the recommender's e-mail account (applicants cannot submit the letters).  Recommenders should state how long they have known you and in what capacity, discuss evidence of your commitment to professional development and service, and give an assessment of your promise as a developing professional. 

  

Application Procedures

 

Application is initiated by applying to the specific fellowship requisition at the OCLC Career Center Internet site, www.oclc.jobs, where you will need to create an OCLC candidate profile.  The OCLC Diversity Fellowship (Research) Job ID number is 2407.  Note:  If you have created an OCLC candidate profile in the past, please do not create a duplicate profile.

 

Important: 

  • If you are applying for multiple OCLC positions, you only need to create one OCLC candidate profile, but you must apply towards each particular position via your candidate profile. 
  • When creating your profile, you will arrive at a section to 'upload your resume'.  Please use that section to upload your original resume and essay in one file (both your resume and essay should be in one document before submitting the file online).  If you experience problems uploading your resume and essay document, please submit the resume and essay via email directly to:  diversityfellow@oclc.org 

The application initiation and all required submissions (original essay and two letters of recommendation) MUST be completed and received by Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm ET. 

 

Timeline and Key Dates

 

                Application Deadline:  March 21, 2014

                Anticipated Start Date:  June 23, 2014

  

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  OCLC maintains an ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and seeks to sustain a diverse workplace. 

 

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/c8xksmy

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Regional Manager - Special Sales, OCLC, Dublin OH

We are currently seeking a Regional Manager - Special Sales to join the US Library Services Team.

 

The Regional Manager - Special Sales will lead a team responsible for sales of OCLC metadata management, ILL, virtual reference, digital services, and others services as assigned.  The primary focus of the Regional Manager - Special Sales is to manage, hire, and lead a team of specialized library consultants to ensure that sales and revenue goals are exceeded on an annual basis.  Activities include building regional and product sales territory plans, hiring of new staff, implementation of approved sales programs, assisting in the development of annual sales compensation plans, onsite presentation and demonstration of OCLC Services, and collaboration with OCLC staff to insure appropriate sales efforts are developed and executed. Due to the nature of this position extensive travel is required (i.e., 60 - 80% of the time).

 

The Regional Manager - Special Sales will work closely with OCLC sales management, library services consultants, product management staff, order processing staff, and OCLC Partners to:

  • Exceed sales and revenue goals by sales region and assigned products.
  • Assist in the implementation and ongoing use of the Challenger Sales Methodology.
  • Lead a team of 5-10 Library Service Consultants - Special Sales that focus on named OCLC services.
  • Incorporate ongoing team training that enables staff to stay current on library trends, new services, and updated sales techniques.
  • Create annual sales plan for assigned region and services.
  • Develop strong, ongoing relationships with defined strategic libraries.
  • Convey market feedback and strategy to OCLC Marketing and Product Management to assist in the development of product roadmaps.
  • Minimum of five years in a sales management role in a library or publishing related field where excellent performance in the activities noted above has been demonstrated.
  • Extensive understanding of library technical services.
  • Excellent  verbal and written communication
  • Excellent leadership, team, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • Prior experience with the Challenger Sales Methodology is a plus.
  • MLS or MBA with experience in the information industry or with library automation is a plus.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/h54hrdt

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Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2014, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx NY

Department:  Library & Archives, Bronx Zoo

Title:  Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2014

Number of openings: 2

Reports To:  Director, Library & Archives Department

Duration:  Between May 19, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Schedule:  Hours must be scheduled between Monday - Friday

Hours: 8 hours a weekscheduled between 9:00am - 5:00pm, for a total minimum of 100 hours

Application deadline: April 18, 2014

 

The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (located at the Bronx Zoo) is currently accepting applications for an archival processing internship from graduate students preparing for careers in libraries, archives, or related cultural institutions.   

 

Under the guidance of the WCS Processing Archivist, the Archives Processing Intern will gain experience in various components of archival processing and description.  Projects include surveying, arranging, and describing archival collections; entering data into an archival management system; and creating EAD finding aids.

 

While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship.  Interns should be able to commit at least 100 hours to the internship.  Interns must schedule their hours Monday through Friday, 9-5. 

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities and experience to be gained include but are not limited to:

 

  • surveying, arranging, and describing an archival collection
  • entering data into an archival management system
  • creating EAD finding aids
  • documenting their work with one or more posts for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

 

Qualifications

 

  • enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program in library science, museum studies, or a related field

 

How to apply

 

Interested individuals should submit a resume and a cover letter describing what they hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience. Please email your resume and cover letter to opportunities@wcs.org. Please indicate "Archives Processing Intern, Summer 2014" in the subject of your email.

 

About the organization

 

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide.  This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo.  Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

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Online Giving Internship, Perkins, Watertown MA

Internship Description:

Perkins seeks an energetic college undergraduate or graduate student for Summer 2014 to help assist in driving new online initiatives around fundraising, stewardship, cultivation, and email house file growth. The time frame for this volunteer internship is June 1 - August 31, 2014, with flexible start and end dates. The successful candidate will commit to 15-20 hours per week at our Watertown, MA campus. This is an unpaid volunteer internship, which may be available for academic course credit. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Jamie Gordon, Online Giving Officer, at jamie.gordon@perkins.org by Monday, April 14, 2014.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Online Giving Officer, the Summer Online Giving Intern will help develop content for Perkins' monthly History & Happenings email series in collaboration with the Perkins Archives and Samuel P. Hayes Research Library. He/she will also assist with online promotion of our annual Taste of Perkins Fall Fundraiser as well as measuring response rates for online communications.

 

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Experience with online marketing and cross-channel marketing in for-profit or non-profit setting a plus.
  • Experience with web or print design, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign experience a plus.
  • Interest in Perkins' mission and the goals of the Perkins Trust.

 

Benefits:

  • Access to a great learning environment with the Perkins Trust, including hands-on applicable work experience and knowledge.
  • Learn online fundraising and marketing best practices.
  • Opportunity to research archival material for monthly stewardship-focused email.
  • Join a world-renowned organization that is committed to helping individuals who are visually impaired gain access to opportunity and independence.
  • Course credit when applicable.

 

About Perkins:

Since our founding in 1829, Perkins has been a national and international leader and resource providing state-of-the-art education and services to infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Our ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of each child to lead a proud, productive, and meaningful life in the mainstream of society in the United States and around the world.

 

The Perkins Trust was created in 2007 to advance Perkins' mission and its local, regional, national and international programs through philanthropy. The Trust reports to the President and the Perkins Board of Trustees and is advised by the Trust Board. Currently the department employs 25 staff members. In June 2013, the Trust successfully completed a $130 million Comprehensive Campaign--the first in Perkins' history.

 

Perkins is situated on a 42-acre campus in Watertown, MA, about 15 minutes west of the city of Boston. It is highly accessible by train, bus and car. MBTA Passes are available. Parking is available on and near the premises. For directions, please visit http://www.perkins.org/about-us/contact/directions/

 

Program Description:

The Online Giving Program serves as a supporting philanthropic and operational division of the Perkins Trust, assisting in the fundraising initiatives of various Trust sub-departments, including Annual Giving, Special Events, Planned Giving, and International Resource Development.

The objective of the online fundraising program is to develop compelling online partnerships and engagement opportunities that will drive traffic to our website with the goal of building an active and clean house file of potential prospects with the ultimate goal of converting visitors to donors. Additional objectives include cultivating and stewarding supporters through regular and streamlined online communications.

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Director, Wylie House Museum, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve as Director of the Wylie House Museum.  The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies.

 

The Wylie House Museum (http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/index.html) is a historic house museum owned and operated by Indiana University and is a part of the IUB Libraries.  Built in 1835, it was the home of Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, and his family.  It houses an outstanding collection of early to mid-19th century American furnishings, including many Wylie family artifacts.  The University Archives, which is also part of the IUB Libraries, holds a large collection of Wylie family letters and personal papers.

 

The museum utilizes its resources--buildings, collections, landscape and archives--and an ongoing systematic historical research program as the catalysts to collect, preserve and interpret the history and culture of Indiana University and Monroe County, IN for the local community and the general public. The Museum actively supports the teaching and research mission of the university by working with the teaching faculty to integrate the museum into the curriculum and by supervising student interns.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, the individual in this position will:

  •          Be responsible for the overall direction of the museum and its programs. 
  •          Collaborate with other IUB Libraries units and the wider university community to develop meaningful educational opportunities and public programs.
  •          Engage with faculty and students in interdisciplinary research and teaching activities that relate to the Museum and will be responsible to engage multiple, diverse publics as s/he develops exhibitions and public programs.
  •          Expand connections with community groups and local, national and international organizations. 
  •          Be responsible for the operating budget of the Museum including proper management and utilization of fund accounts.
  •          Be responsible for attracting private, public, and foundation support to bring the museum to new levels of public service, research, and instruction.
  •          Work with donors and volunteers to improve the reputation, service and appearance of the museum.
  •          Be responsible for the care of artifacts, photographs, documents, and oral histories that comprise the collection. 
  •          Hire, train, and supervise the staff and volunteers who contribute to the efficient operation and future growth of the museum, and coordinate programs with other institutions.
  •          Represent the Libraries on local, regional, national, and international committees.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  •          Master's degree in historic preservation, museum studies, library science, or related field.  A combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered
  •          A minimum of two years of successful experience in an academic or research library, a museum, or a historical center
  •          Knowledge of historic preservation and museum studies; knowledge of current preservation and conservation issues and technologies
  •          Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  •          Training and teaching skills
  •          Familiarity with collection development
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues; Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  •          Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  •          Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  •          Innovative and creative thinker
  •          Ability to plan and prioritize
  •          Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  •          Supervisory experience
  •          Development and grant writing experience
  •          Familiarity with development and maintenance of heirloom gardens
  •          Experience working effectively as part of or leading committees, local agencies, boards of directors, etc.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to http://www.iub.edu

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Public Library Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline MA

The Board of Trustees of the Brookline Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Brookline Public Library serves patrons in three locations, including two of the busiest branch libraries in
the Commonwealth. The Library Director, under the direction of the Library Trustees, manages a staff of 40 full time employees and 60 part time employees, many of whom are in a union. The successful candidate will have a keen
knowledge of the principles and practices of library operations, is an accomplished leader with demonstrated oral and written communication skills allowing him/her to maximize relationships with departments, boards, commissions, community groups, the public and aliased programs and organizations in the broader metro‐Boston area. The Library Director is skilled at using data and emerging technologies to anticipate library innovations and challenges to optimize service to library patrons, and to perform a full range of executive duties in managing and advocating for the Library. Developing long range funding sources and strategies and a strong commitment to the evolving and vital roles of a large, urban public library is vital.

The successful candidate will have seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including five years of significant management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required. The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $101,684 to $106,328 depending on qualifications. Opportunity for salary growth and pension; health, dental, life and disability insurance are available.


Resume and letter of interest by April 11, 2014 to:


HR@brooklinema.gov
or
Town of Brookline
Human Resources Room 211
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445

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Masters - InfoCenter Intern, CDM Smith, Cambridge MA

Why CDM Smith: CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Description: CDM Smith is looking for a Library Sciences student interested in an internship or Co-Op within our Information Center. This student would assist the InfoCenter Manager with projects as necessary such as: photocopying, shelving, weeding, shifting and other related activities. They would retrieve books for Inter-library loan through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). They would also retrieve materials from local universities as needed. Students would also sort books and other materials according to Library of Congress Classifications and answers routine inquiries and refers patrons who need professional assistance to the Info Center Manager. They would classify and catalog library materials according to contents and purpose and assist with ad hoc assignments as necessary.

We will currently accept applications for immediate need, summer interns or July - December Co-Op.

Minimum Qualifications Currently enrolled and pursuing a Masters degree in Library Sciences or a related field is required. 2 years of completed undergraduate coursework is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the Library of Congress Classifications and strong attention to detail is strongly preferred. Comfortable with computers and customer service.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25038&siteid=5223&AReq=13414BR&code=simmons

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School Librarian, West Roxbury Education Complex, Boston MA

Boston Public Schools seeks a School Librarian (2 Schools/1 library - Urban Science Academy and West Roxbury Academy) who is experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.

  • Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities

  • Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.

  • Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.

  • Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process and closing the achievement gap between subgroups within the school.

Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community.

Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities: Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.  

Partnerships with Family:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student at home.

Partnerships with Family and Community:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members, and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators.

Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally relevant instructional practices.  Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.

Content Knowledge:  Have extensive knowledge of the content including, but not limited to, key concepts and facts, relevant research, methods of inquiry, and communication styles specific to the respective discipline(s).

Monitoring and Assessment of Progress:  Use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to gather data to monitor student mastery of instructional content, to improve instruction, and to assess the comparative performance of subgroups within the classroom.

Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with administrators and colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

  2. Hold a valid Massachusetts School Librarian License the appropriate area grade level Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified  according to NCLB.

  3. Ability to meet the  Dimensions of Effective Teaching  established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.

  4. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

Terms: BTU, Group I

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Career page of the BPS website for more information on compensation.  Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

Apply online at http://bostonpublicschools.org/domain/19

Please contact Amy Short at ashort@bostonpublicschools.org for more information.

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School Librarian, English High School, Boston MA

Boston Public Schools seeks a School Librarian who is experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.

  • Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities

  • Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.

  • Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.

  • Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process and closing the achievement gap between subgroups within the school.

Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community.

Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities: Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.  

Partnerships with Family:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student at home.

Partnerships with Family and Community:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members, and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators.

Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally relevant instructional practices.  Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.

Content Knowledge:  Have extensive knowledge of the content including, but not limited to, key concepts and facts, relevant research, methods of inquiry, and communication styles specific to the respective discipline(s).

Monitoring and Assessment of Progress:  Use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to gather data to monitor student mastery of instructional content, to improve instruction, and to assess the comparative performance of subgroups within the classroom.

Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with administrators and colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

  2. Hold a valid Massachusetts School Librarian License the appropriate area grade level Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified  according to NCLB.

  3. Ability to meet the  Dimensions of Effective Teaching  established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.

  4. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

Terms: BTU, Group I

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Career page of the BPS website for more information on compensation.  Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

Apply online at http://bostonpublicschools.org/domain/19

Please contact Amy Short at ashort@bostonpublicschools.org for more information.

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School Librarian, Dorchester Academy, Dorchester MA

Boston Public Schools seeks a School Librarian who is experienced, highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for Librarians who seek an environment that supports their creativity, and innovation and respects their skills and abilities as a librarian. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the vision of Focus on Children.  S/he must possess an educational philosophy that embraces the community vision for a rigorous academic program and champions the belief that all children can learn at high levels.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.

  • Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities

  • Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.

  • Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.

  • Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process and closing the achievement gap between subgroups within the school.

Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community.

Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities: Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.  

Partnerships with Family:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with families communicating about student progress and ways the families can support the student at home.

Partnerships with Family and Community:  Initiate and maintain consistent communication and develop constructive partnerships with community members, and agencies, building on their strengths and recognizing them as co-educators.

Demonstrate cultural proficiency and use effective and culturally relevant instructional practices.  Integrate technology into the classroom as an instructional tool and for personal productivity.

Content Knowledge:  Have extensive knowledge of the content including, but not limited to, key concepts and facts, relevant research, methods of inquiry, and communication styles specific to the respective discipline(s).

Monitoring and Assessment of Progress:  Use a variety of assessment tools and strategies to gather data to monitor student mastery of instructional content, to improve instruction, and to assess the comparative performance of subgroups within the classroom.

Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with administrators and colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

  2. Hold a valid Massachusetts School Librarian License the appropriate area grade level Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified  according to NCLB.

  3. Ability to meet the  Dimensions of Effective Teaching  established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.

  4. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

Terms: BTU, Group I

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Career page of the BPS website for more information on compensation.  Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

Apply online at http://bostonpublicschools.org/domain/19

Please contact Amy Short at ashort@bostonpublicschools.org for more information.

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Collection Development Librarian, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Collection Development Librarian

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for:

Materials selection: Exercise professional judgment to identify, evaluate and select library materials in multiple formats for assigned collections of the Whatcom County Library System. Assign and oversee the development and maintenance of assigned collections.

Inform Library collection decisions: Analyze branch and program statistics, demographics, and holdings information to determine assignment of selected materials.

Patron responsiveness: Anticipate patron interest and demand by keeping abreast of publicity in the media and purchasing promptly. Respond to patron requests for materials in a timely fashion. Ensure that patron requests for reconsideration of library materials are handled promptly and appropriately.

Promotion of collection: Promote assigned collections through the use of the public website, blogs, social media, book reviews in local periodicals, library programs, partnerships and community organizations.

Collection policy: Participate in general collection building and overall policy development with other selectors. Explain and support the collection and selection policies to staff, patrons and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You have a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the elements that make up a great public library collection. You are skilled in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs. You are knowledgeable in the principles and procedures related to selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials in multiple formats and the use of integrated library systems. You are skilled in analysis, negotiation and problem solving.  Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email:  collectionlibrarian@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your relevant professional experience in public services and how it would help you meet the demands of this position.

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system. Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The ILS Administrator is responsible for:

Selection, configuration and implementation: Partner with Bellingham Public Library (BPL) to select, configure and implement a new shared ILS.

Ongoing administration: Manage the efficient operation of the ILS, including application performance, administration, maintenance, upgrades and reporting to meet library requirements. Maintain interfaces between the library's ILS and 3rd-party products.

Enhanced technologies:  Work with IT Services to ensure ongoing research and development for effective implementation and maintenance of the ILS and related technology applications. Research, evaluate and recommend new applications and resources in line with the Library's strategic plan.

Inform Library collection decisions: Collect and evaluate statistical data related to the ILS; prepare relevant reports.

Enhance staff and patron experience: Develop and maintain first-hand knowledge of a staff user's experience of the ILS.  Oversee development of system-wide and department ILS procedures and training in collaboration with Public Services staff and the Learning Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You are organized, technically sound and a credible system administrator with interest, talent and training in the management of integrated library systems. You have demonstrated an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative team environment, and have excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others. Most importantly, you are a responsive, hands-on problem-solver and have a propensity to get things done! Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email: ilsadministrator@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your past experience and/or training working with integrated library systems or related products and how it would help you meet the demands of this position

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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Archives Assistant, ACE Group of Companies, Philadelphia PA

Please direct all applications (cover letter and resume) and job-related questions to corporate archivist Shaun Kirkpatrick at shaun.kirkpatrick@acegroup.com. General questions about salary, benefits, and working at ACE can be directed to recruiter Kevin Duda at kevin.duda@acegroup.com.

The ACE Group of Companies is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with operations in 54 countries and over 20,000 employees worldwide. The ACE Archives, located in Old City Philadelphia, provides a secure repository where records of permanent value are preserved and made available to ACE staff. Records span all business units (legal, communications/marketing, financial, real estate, underwriting, etc.) and date back to the founding of the Insurance Company of North America, ACE's oldest company, in 1792.

KEY OBJECTIVES
The Archives Assistant (part-time/24 hours per week) supports the Corporate Archivist in a variety of archival and administrative tasks, including the processing, arrangement, and description of the collections housed in the ACE Archives, and the provision of internal reference and retrieval services.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provide support in maintaining the Archives and its programs, and continually seek ways of improving the collections and services
· Accession and process incoming records, and re-process existing archival collections, according to best practices for corporate archives
· Process loans and fulfill reference requests for internal clients, in consultation with record owners when appropriate. Assist the Corporate Archivist in completing external reference requests.
· Create or revise databases as needed
· Create finding aids, indices, and other reference tools
· Digitize documents for remote access
· Shelve archival records and assist with the maintenance of the Archives storage area, including monitoring of the storage environment
· Assess the collection for conservation needs
· Supervise use of Archives by company staff
· Participate in diverse special projects

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's degree is required. Coursework in archival studies, public history, library science, museum studies, or a related field is preferred.
· Experience with all aspects of archival work is highly desirable, including appraisal, accessioning, processing, preservation, conservation, reference, and outreach. Experience in a corporate setting is preferred.
· Strong customer service ethic
· Detail and task oriented
· Ability to work independently
· Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications such as Excel and Word, including experience creating and modifying databases in Microsoft Access
· Highly developed interpersonal, communication, writing, and presentation skills

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Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident Manuscripts and Archives Department, University of Delaware, Newark DE

 #101947 Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident (Pay Grade 29E) Manuscripts and Archives Department


DEADLINE:  April 15, 2014


Description: The Pauline A. Young Residency is a two-year appointment offering recent graduates of an ALA-accredited library/information science program professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library. The Residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library. The 2014-2016 Residency will feature work in the Manuscripts and Archives Department on a major description and access project promoting discovery of all archival holdings. Using archival description standards appropriate to national and international practice, the Resident will create appropriate item- or collection-level records for all archival holdings not currently described. The work will include creation of new EAD-XML records as well as migration or retrospective conversion from legacy finding aids (paper, word-processed, Access database, and HTML files). The Resident will assist with new implementation of Archives Space and an XTF platform for online finding aids. Additional goals of this description and access project are to repurpose archival metadata for MARC, Dublin Core, or other emerging datasets, and to pursue outreach through Wikipedia submissions, EAC-CPF records, blog entries, and other initiatives. Please see current finding aids at http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec.


Reporting to the Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department, the Resident will work closely with other colleagues in the same department as well as in the Special Collections Department, the Metadata Services Department, and the Library Data and Server Management Department. The Residency features orientation to all library areas, mentoring, committee service, and support for travel to professional meetings and conferences. The purpose of the Residency is to increase the diversity of professional staff at the University of Delaware Library and to encourage the involvement of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities in academic and research library special collections librarianship. The Residency forms one part of the Library's affirmative action plan and reflects the University of Delaware's strong commitment to affirmative action. More information about the Residency program is available online at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/residency/


Qualifications: Recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival administration. Knowledge of historical research methods and advanced study in any of the broad subject areas represented in the University of Delaware Library special collections. Awareness of national trends in archival description. Working knowledge of XML and XSLT. Strong computer application skills (Access, Excel). Ability to perform physical activities associated with archival environments and to tolerate dust and inactive mold spores. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently with self-motivation to meet productivity goals. Ability to contribute to team-based development of policies and procedures for description practices. Ability to work closely with colleagues and library users from diverse backgrounds. Members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: Familiarity with efficient processing and description procedures for large manuscript collections (MP/LP). Familiarity with Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAC-CPF, VIAF, etc. Experience with DACS, EAD-XML, MARC and other metadata standards. Experience with Omeka. Experience supervising students or staff.


General Information: Serving over 21,000 students, the University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, is a national model for the integration of technology, and has a beautiful campus located an hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, D.C. The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases and over 26,000 videos. Library collections include 2.8 million volumes. The Library has 275 public access workstations and 200 laptop connections as well as wireless access. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, the OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, CIRLA, NERL, and LYRASIS. More information about the Library is available online at: http://www.udel.edu/library


The holdings of the special collections and manuscripts and archives departments of the University of Delaware Library include books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and realia from the fifteenth century to the present. Printed collections number more than 200,000 titles and manuscript collections more than 6,000 linear feet. The collections complement the University's teaching programs and Library's general collections with particular strengths in the subject areas of the Arts; English, Irish, and American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture and the history of science and technology. The special collections and manuscripts and archives departments have an active exhibition program and are engaged in several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding aids for manuscript and archival collections, online exhibits and a blog, digitization of selected collections, and support for interdisciplinary digital humanities projects. Additional information about the special collections and manuscripts and archives departments is available online at http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec. The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and is participating for the second time in a CLIR hidden collections processing grant to increase access to manuscript and archival collections.


Salary: $45,600.  Appointment at the entry-level rank of Affiliate Assistant Librarian.


Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous flexible benefits program.  TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University.  Tuition remission for dependents and course fee waiver for employee.  University benefits information is available at http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/index.html. Library rank and promotion information available online at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm


To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, and the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs by April 15, 2014.

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Access Services Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Access Services Night/Weekend Supervisor is responsible for coordinating library public services and delivering exceptional customer service during the weekend and overnight hours as well as ensuring appropriate access to and security of the LITS complex.  This is a full-time, year round position. This position is additionally responsible for the project planning and implementation of all library shifts of materials as the collection changes and grows.

Qualified candidates should have two years of previous library experience using library technologies; a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; a strong record of exceptional customer service/public service skills; excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills; and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

To view the full job description and apply for this position, go to http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu and submit a letter of interest and resume.

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On-Call Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

The Springfield City Library is seeking library professionals to work as substitute (on-call) reference librarians.  People may be assigned to the Central Library or any branch library throughout the city.  This is a unique opportunity for library professionals looking to supplement their income and gain experience with a large, progressive organization. Springfield is a library system on the rise, and we invite you to be part of this resurgence.  We are looking especially for candidates who have some flexibility in their schedules; Saturday work is also a possibility.  This might a good opportunity for recent MLS graduates looking for professional library experience or for retired librarians wanting to keep working, but on a more limited basis. 

 

Qualifications:  ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science.  Desired - 2 years' experience in libraries, including reference assistance, use of online library
catalogs and databases.

 

Salary:  $20.34 per hour. No benefits.

 

All applications for employment MUST be completed online through the City of Springfield's website:


http://agency.governmentjobs.com/springfieldma/default.cfm.  This position appears as "Reference Librarian - Substitute."  

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Library Manager, New York Public Library, New York NY

Under the general direction of the Library Network Manager:

  • Manages the day to day operations of the branch including information, circulation, outreach, and programming services.
  • Serves as the hiring manager for the site and is responsible for the ongoing development, evaluation, training, and discipline of staff in accordance with Library policies.
  • Has overall responsibility for branch appearance and layout, the procurement of furniture and supplies, and the branch's operational budget
  • Develops and implements strategies to enhance the onsite user experience, including using statistics and metrics to tailor services to meet local community needs and drive circulation and attendance.
  • Builds partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials and community leaders to further strengthen the branch's relationship with their diverse community.
  • Partners with Programming units to develop and facilitate innovative programs for the community's diverse patron base
  • Maintains and updates the Library's collection profile, including merchandising the material and communicating collection needs to the Collection Development team.
  • Focuses overall effort on providing exceptional customer service, including rallying the Branch Library team around this goal and resolving patron complaints as needed.
  • Collaborates with Library Network Manager and other departments to improve the quality and variety of branch library services, ensure that the site is well-maintained and that technology is operational
  • Performs public service duties as needed.
  • Stays current in public library matters through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, interlibrary organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
  • Performs related duties as required

We currently have openings at the following Libraries:

  • Fort Washington Library
  • 67th Street Library
  • Epiphany Library
  • Throgs Neck Library

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Substantial, successfully demonstrated public library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills appropriate to the position
  • Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public services
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Library
  • Successfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively across the Library to get things accomplished
  • Creativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needs
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge and understanding of urban library issues, library and information technologies; library policies and procedures

To apply, please visit our website:  www.nypl.org/jobs

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Access Services Librarian, Clark University, Worcester MA

Clark University's Robert H. Goddard Library seeks a new Access Services Librarian who will oversee circulation services, course reserves, and stacks maintenance in a strongly user-centric library. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, he/she is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising Access Services students. He/she also supervises 2.5 non-exempt circulation and reserves staff members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: keeping the Library open and staffed during all scheduled hours; responsible for explaining policies, making decisions related to access, and trouble-shooting service-related problems; serve as a model of positive and helpful service for staff and students; provide reference services and/or library instruction in collaboration with the reference librarians and, as appropriate, participates in scheduled Library programming.
Requirements include: ALA-accredited MLS; related academic library public services experience, either at the professional or paraprofessional level; excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, particularly demonstrated within a diverse populations; strong service orientation and work style that is approachable, respectful, and personable; experience with a variety of library systems, databases, and resources; and supervisory experience of regular and/or student workers.
Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to collaborate and to work independently with attention to detail; and ability to interact effectively and work productively and cooperatively in planning, organizing and supervising the work of others
This is a full-time position. Outstanding benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation leave, family tuition benefits and many more. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 or preferably e-mail materials to: resumes@clarku.edu.
AA/EOE Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply.
Resumes may be submitted at:  resumes@clarku.edu.
In lieu of a resume, an Application for Employment may be printed and faxed to: 508-793-8809.

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Instructional Services Librarian, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO

The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) [library.unco.edu] seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99925. This is a contract-renewable position that reports to the Head of Instructional Services.

The Instructional Services Department is committed to facilitating dynamic, learner-centered experiences for all students as part of its innovative approach to curriculum design. The successful candidate is responsible for teaching face-to-face and online as part of a well-established, robust credit-bearing information literacy program. Instructional Services librarians develop and deliver one-time, course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate students using innovative, active-learning techniques.  The individual in this position will engage students by creating web guides, tutorials, and digital learning objects.  The successful candidate will participate in assessment to support the continuous improvement of the instructional program and demonstrate the Libraries' impact on student learning to stakeholders.  The individual will also contribute to various outreach activities to cultivate campus and community partnerships. This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that may include curriculum development, special programming, liaison activities, collection development, and classroom assessment.  The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with the instruction team and other departments, and prioritize work assignments within a vibrant and stimulating environment.

Additional information about the Instructional Services Department can be found at: http://library.unco.edu/instruct/index.htm.   

REQUIRED:

  • Earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program by start date
  • Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, or assessment

PREFERRED:

  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses
  • Experience developing credit-bearing information literacy courses or online modules
  • Experience implementing or facilitating outreach activities to stakeholders 
  • Experience with creating digital learning objects or tutorials

Salary minimum: $48,000.  The starting date is July 1, 2014 (negotiable).

Screening of applications will begin on March 31, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants must complete an online application form and attach a letter of application, highlighting suitability for the position, and curriculum vitae, including names of three references with their mail and email addresses and telephone numbers.  Apply online at http://careers.unco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51970   

For questions contact Joan Lamborn, Associate Dean, University Libraries, 970-351-2601, joan.lamborn@unco.edu.

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Head of Public Services, Clark University, Worcester MA

Clark University seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of Public Services to continue the Robert H. Goddard Library's commitment to quality, user-centric reference, instruction, access and interlibrary loan services into the 21st century. This position reports to the University Librarian.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participate in and provide primary vision for reference and instruction as well as overseeing interlibrary loan and access services, including circulation and reserves; provide positive leadership and have the capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that in others; supervise three librarians and 2.5 non-exempt staff; and responsible for analyzing, planning, and implementing strategies for new and improved services in the context of our small, liberal-arts research university.
Requirements include: graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited institution; five years of progressively responsible reference, instruction, and public services experience in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current and emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to library reference, instructional, and public services; demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and a strong commitment to service excellence; and supervisory experience of regular and/or student employees.
Preferred qualifications include: ability and willingness to lead and to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff; and familiarity with social media, Web 2.0, and other current and evolving communication technologies.
This is a full-time position. Outstanding benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation leave, family tuition benefits and many more. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 or preferably e-mail materials to: resumes@clarku.edu.
AA/EOE Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply.
Resumes may be submitted at:  resumes@clarku.edu.
In lieu of a resume, an Application for Employment may be printed and faxed to: 508-793-8809.

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Information Technology Technical Associate (Digital Library Applications Developer), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Job Summary

Provide technical and programming expertise to build the administrative and public interfaces of the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC) Chicago Portal using the Django web application framework.  The Digital Library Applications Developer will write code for both user interfaces, participate in testing throughout the development process and work to ensure that development is completed successfully within project deadlines.

 

About the Chicago Collections Consortium Portal

The Chicago Portal will provide integrated access to special collections materials about the Chicago region at more than a dozen research institutions, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago Public Library, The Chicago History Museum, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago and others. The Portal will make Chicago history easily available to college students, seasoned researchers, school children, amateur historians, and the general public.

 

The CCC Portal will consist of an administrative interface built in Django and accessible to librarians and archivists at all CCC member institutions. The Portal public interface, also built in Django, will rely on the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) digital library platform.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

  • Implement functional specifications, data model, and wireframe screen designs using the Django web application framework.
  • Work closely with the Senior Digital Library Application Developer and the CCC Portal Manager to ensure that development is on track with grant funder's schedule.
  • Write code to process large-scale deposit and processing of metadata files and digital media files.
  • Write fully accessible HTML for both administrative and public user interfaces.
  • Fully document code and processes.
  • Participate in iterative testing and integration of user feedback throughout the development process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

1.Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:                            

  a. aprogressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession             

   b. college coursework in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

               i.        60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one yea

               ii.        90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

                Demonstrated knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills in Web application frameworks (Django, Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, XML/XSLT, working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle), and using database query tools.

                Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented software development using Python or Java

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred); advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA-accredited MLS is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in object-oriented development using Python or Java and in developing applications that interact with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using XHTML, CSS 2, JavaScript, and XML/XSLT.
  • Experience building complex database-driven Web sites with a Web applications development framework; experience using Django preferred.
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a fast-paced, culturally diverse higher education environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Ajax.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience designing and maintaining relational databases preferred.
  • Experience designing and administering relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or Oracle.
  • Experience maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
  • Experience working in the context of a software development methodology (e.g., agile)
  • Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
  • Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques
  • Knowledge of library practices.

 

General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards.

 

UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and GreatCities mission.

 

Salary: Minimum $55,000

To Apply: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=40079&job=information-technology-technical-associate-digital-library-applications-developer-university-library

For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Proceed to Application button below AND submit an Exam Request for Technical Associate (University Library)

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Summer Archival Internship, Newseum, Laurel MD

Newseum Summer Archival Internship - Laurel, MD


Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time archival employment? If so, the Newseum's Summer Archival Internship is for you! The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum of news, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.  At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits
and actively collecting modern and historic artifacts. As a Newseum intern you will work with our 35,000 piece historic print news collection at our state-of-the-art support center in Laurel, Maryland. Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individuals' schedules. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes archival
experience with one of Washington, D.C.'s most popular museums! Intern responsibilities will include assisting the Newseum Archivist with the following tasks:

  • Processing historic newspaper collections: re-housing, taking record shots, researching important news events, and cataloging newspapers in the newspaper database
  • Identifying newspapers that need repair and conservation
  • Retrieving and re-shelving archival materials, including the frequent handling and carrying of 20-40 lb. newspaper boxes
  • Preparing newspapers for exhibition, depending upon exhibits schedule


Experience/Skills

  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related, library science-related, or archival-related graduate or undergraduate program, with an interest in collections/archival work
  • Excellent computer skills and accuracy in spelling and database entry
  • Solid historical research skills and broad knowledge of, and interest in, U.S. and world history.
  • The ability to frequently lift and carry 20-40 lb. boxes and lift, reach, and bend with ease.
  • Must have dependable transportation to our Laurel, MD facility


Timing/Duration/Pay
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part or fulltime. This unpaid internship position is for college credit orexperience only.


Application Process
Please email cover letter and resume to kwilmot@newseum.org.

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STEM Library Director, Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA

STEM Library Director: Innovator ~ Creator ~ Community Integrator ~ Partnership Architect

 

 

Is this you?

 

Olin College of Engineering has a unique opportunity for a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative Library Director to provide direction and leadership to support Olin's vision for the future. Olin is more than a college, it's a cause. As the world's only engineering lab school devoted to changing the way engineering is taught, Olin is different than any other engineering college on the planet and is making waves. The engineering curriculum is infused with study of the arts, humanities and social sciences, and entrepreneurship, and students learn through project-based, collaborative endeavors while gaining experience by presenting and communicating their work to others. Since it first opened its doors a decade ago, Olin has succeeded by all measures - attracting top students, achieving gender balance in a field where only 19% of students are women, graduating highly sought after alumni, rising to the top of rankings, and receiving the country's top prize for innovation in engineering education.  Located west of Boston in Needham, Massachusetts, we're perfectly positioned to take advantage of one of the most exciting urban centers in the world.

 

Our library is currently an active learning space, open 24/7, serving a community which uses information to drive innovation through access to virtual resources, printed media - onsite and through exchanges - as well as realia that include materials samples and hand tools.  Library staff members not only provide outstanding service but also work closely with faculty, students and other college staff to achieve Olin's mission to catalyze change in undergraduate engineering education.  Bring your STEM expertise, technological savvy, affinity for disruptive change & management skills along with your passion for teaching & learning to this high touch, deep virtual, and broadly connected library.

What comes next for our Library - seamless curricular integration, new learning modalities, maker spaces where information drives realization? Apply to join an amazing community and help answer these questions.

 

 

 

Department:    Library                                                    

Date: March 10, 2014

 

Position Title:                 DIRECTOR                                        

Band: Exempt

 

Normal work hrs:           40 hours per week, Mon.- Fri., 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

           

Immediate Supervisor:            Provost

 

 

Overview:

 

Olin College of Engineering strives to provide the most innovative engineering education to the brightest and most enterprising students. Our programs emphasize inquiry-based learning and team-based projects in a community of engaged, self-directed learners, where Olin students, faculty and staff work together to support the mission of the College. We seek hard working and adaptable staff who can make significant contributions to the College's commitment to bringing fundamental change to engineering education, who can multi-task, who can see the big picture and reprioritize their work accordingly, who can work unsupervised and take initiative, who see themselves as an important individual within a spirited and dedicated team, and who conduct themselves professionally.

 

Duties:

Job summary:

 

Olin College of Engineering is currently recruiting a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative Library Director. Bring your STEM expertise, technological savvy, affinity for disruptive change & management skills along with your passion for teaching & learning to this high touch, deep virtual, and broadly connected library. Our library is an active learning and doing space, open 24/7, serving a community which uses information to drive innovation through access to virtual resources, printed media - onsite and through exchanges - as well as realia that include materials samples and hand tools.  Library staff members not only provide outstanding service but also work closely with faculty, students and other college staff to achieve Olin's mission to catalyze change in undergraduate engineering education. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

•           Establish forward thinking long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the library in accordance with the institution's mission and goals.

•           Provide leadership and management to transform the Olin library into and active learning and doing space.

•           Collaborate with Olin's faculty, staff and students to assess, create, oversee and leverage innovative collections. Maintain vendor relationships, participate in consortia for resource sharing and develop/utilize new models to obtain resources.

•           Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing, supporting and delivering Olin's engineering education.

•           Take a leadership role in Babson-Olin-Wellesley Libraries partnership initiatives as well as general Three-College Collaboration initiatives. 

•           Prepare and recommend annual budget; monitor budget expenditures; solicit alternative funding sources; assist with grant preparation and writing.

•           Deliver information services through reference, bibliographic instruction, searching of electronic resources, and through the creation of research and collection guides.

•           Manage data archival initiatives, repositories and long-term digital storage, software solution development and cloud computing

•           Recruit, hire, manage, train, and evaluate staff; promote staff development activities.

•           Lead and actively participate in professional organizations that directly impact the library's evolution and the professional development of the staff.

•           Serve as campus contact for copyright and Intellectual Property queries, raise awareness of copyright issues in classrooms and with materials, facilitate the negotiation of intellectual rights management and obtaining of permissions.

•           Other duties, assigned.

 

Supervises: Library Staff - currently 2 FTE plus student workers

 

Competencies:

 

•           Management of disruptive change

•           Innovation

•           Vision

•           Leadership

•           Scholarly communications

•           Speaking/writing/teaching

•           Open access management

•           Entrepreneurship

•           Budget management

•           Customer service excellence

•           Creativity and fluidity

•           Clear and Timely Communication

•           Teamwork

 

 

            Job Requirements:  

 

•           M.L.S Degree or relevant advanced degree.

•           Five + years of library management experience. 

•           Science and/or engineering subject expertise. Familiarity with resources and research approaches in other areas, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

•           Experience in developing new services.

•           The ability to manage projects and people in an environment of continuous change and improvement.

•           A clear vision of how information services can contribute to a learning community.

•           A proven, strong service orientation.

•           An understanding of trends in informational and educational technology.

•           The ability to oversee, develop and deliver instructional services.

•           Expertise in the application of technology to information utilization and management a plus.  STEM Library Director: Innovator ~ Creator ~ Community Integrator ~ Partnership Architect

 

 To Apply: http://www.olin.edu/join-community/staff/

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline MA

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts.  We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

 

The College features small classes and is seeking faculty and staff members who have a proven commitment to higher education. Newbury's campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston's educational, cultural and social attractions.

 

Newbury College strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our community. We are committed to the development of our faculty and staff and acknowledge that you are critical to our students' success and the delivery of our mission.

 

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a Director of Library Services who can lead the library in a new age of redesigned library form and function, advancing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, physical space and the multiplicity of educational needs of faculty and students.  The Library is positioned to be a hub of intellectual exchange, dedicated to supporting the academic vitality of the college community.

 

Responsibitlies:  Develops and implements the strategic goals of the library.  Manages operations and establishes policies, procedures, goals and objectives for library staff.  Maintains a high level of professionalism in the delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.  Works with administration and faculty to ensure that library resources are meeting the needs of our community; measures service quality and makes improvements.  Maintains and monitors copyright issues and licensing of online resources. Establishes a work environment that fosters teamwork and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Newbury experience for our students.

 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library.   Must be committed to providing leadership and vision for the operation of the library. 

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of application and curriculum vita to Human Resources via email at adowning@newbury.edu.  Newbury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Category Analyst, Etsy, Brooklyn NY

Join us in creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace.

 

As a category analyst, you will be responsible for creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace. As a member of Etsy's SEO team, you will work side by side with Product, Product Marketing, Merchandising, User Research, and Data teams. This is a 6-month contract position based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

 

About the Team

 

Etsy's SEO team is small, but has a huge impact. We're responsible for making items findable on Etsy, and making Etsy findable on the rest of the internet. Our work touches key aspects of the shopping experience on Etsy, including search, browse, and navigation. We have a set of highly ambitious goals ahead of us, and we hope you'll join us in making them a reality!

 

About the Job

 

As a Category Analyst at Etsy, you will:

● Audit Etsy's marketplace to understand potential overlaps and identify growth opportunities.

● Develop, evaluate, and manage taxonomy strategies.

● Organize Etsy's marketplace to delight shoppers and deliver against Etsy's business goals.

● Work with our user research team to drive efforts to test changes to marketplace organization.

● Leverage data, both qualitative and quantitative, and e-commerce and/or retail expertise to inform decisions.

● Identify category attributes and structured data to drive search and browse refinement.

About You

 

● At least 3-5 years of experience in a related role.

● Experience organizing, merchandizing, or buying for an online retail experience.

● Proven experience with collecting and analyzing data to inform decisions.

● Passionate about creating a compelling shopping experience.

● Exceptional written and oral communication skills; capable of speaking fluently in and understanding the Etsy voice.

● Proactive, can-do attitude with strong interpersonal skills- comfortable working with all functions and levels of the organization.

● Strategist and implementer- we are a small team, and need people ready to roll up their sleeves and make an impact right away.

● Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate potential feedback or issues and solve for them upfront.

● Contagious enthusiasm for and belief in the Etsy marketplace and vision!

What's Next

 

If you're interested in joining the team, please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oWEzYfwR&s=Y!TaxonomyJobs. You won't be surprised to hear, though, that we won't consider resumes without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Twitter, Facebook, rap sheet), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides designing beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we'd love to hear about it.

 

If necessary, contact mia@etsy.com

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Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist (Grant-Funded), Amherst College Library, Amherst MA

Full Time, Grant-Funded Position

Amherst College Library is seeking applications for an experienced, innovative professional to fill the position of Processing Archivist for the Samuel French Collection in the department of Archives & Special Collections. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The project dates are June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016.

The Amherst College Archives & Special Collections, housed within the Frost Library, was awarded a Hidden Collections grant by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund a full-time professional archivist to spend two years processing the corporate archives of Samuel French, Inc. Samuel French was established in New York City in 1854 and rapidly became one of the most important theatrical publishers in England and the United States. Beginning in 1964, company president M. Abbott Van Nostrand (Class of 1934) began donating business records, manuscript music and plays, published materials, photographs, and ephemera to the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College. Regular donations followed over the next fifty years. In the fall of 2013 an additional 200 cartons were added to the collection. Only a tiny fraction of the collection was ever described and the holdings now stand at nearly 600 cartons of unprocessed materials.

The Samuel French Processing Archivist will be charged with conducting an initial survey of the entire collection, and developing a processing plan in consultation with the College Archivist and the Head of the Archives & Special Collections. The Processing Archivist will have additional support from the staff of the Archives and undergraduate student workers. The primary deliverable of the project is an EAD finding aid for the entire collection, coupled with vastly improved physical control and appropriate physical housing of the materials.

In addition to basic archival processing, the Samuel French Processing Archivist is charged with raising public awareness of the collection, including, but not limited to, working with faculty and students in relevant academic departments, creating physical and online exhibitions, presentations at professional conferences, and regular contributions to the Archives blog (http://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/). The grant includes funding ($1,500/year) for travel to professional conferences in support of this requirement.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:

• A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience.
• A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
• One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of either exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post.
• The names, professional titles, and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references, who will not be contacted until the search committee has informed the candidate of doing so.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies required; minimum of two years experience working in an archives or library preferred; processing experience preferred; experience with multi-format collections, including audiovisual and photographic materials preferred. Knowledge of Anglo-American theatre history, nineteenth and twentieth century publishing history, history of popular culture, or other relevant subject expertise. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival description and practice, including DACS, EAD, and appropriate thesauri. Experience with Archivists Toolkit strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply: https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/651

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Roger K. Summit Scholarship, ProQuest

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog, a ProQuest business, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

The scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience
  • Faculty recommendations

Applications will be accepted from February 1 until April 30. Download an application.

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Children's Librarian, Abington Public Library, Abington MA

The Abington Public Library seeks a Children's Librarian who enjoys the challenge and excitement of working with children from babyhood through adolescence.  The Children's Librarian must be equally comfortable working with parents and caregivers.   The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic professional, with an outstanding knowledge of children's and teen books, authors and reading genres, who will meet the needs of library  users.  The Board of Library Trustees, residents of Abington and library administration have long recognized the importance of library services for children and youth.   
 
Areas of responsibility:  Supervise the Children's Room and the Nero Young Adult Room, maintaining a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.   Select and catalog children's and young adult print, non-print and electronic materials using professionally recognized reviewing media.  Provide  reference services for children and parents.   Create and present programs for youth from birth to seventeen. Develop and present library instruction for public school class visits and youth groups.  Create content for the library website and social networking presence  in accordance with library policies. With  the Library Director, administer the children's budget for materials and programming. Provide circulation and adult reference services as required.
 
Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library  science, children's literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a M.Ed. degree program for school library media desirable.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work is essential.  Experience working with children in either a public library or an elementary school situation  required.  Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and email is necessary.    Working knowledge of the use of computers for library functions; knowledge of SIRSI/DYNIX Symphony preferred.  Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technology used by adolescents and children.   Excellent and demonstrable written, verbal and customer service skills are essential.  Ability to frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, reach above the head and lift up to 30 pounds; strength is needed to push loaded book trucks and arrange furniture in the meeting rooms.
 
Hours and Benefits:  This is a full time (35 hours per week) position under the Abington Library Staff Association bargaining agreement.    Schedule includes one evening per week and  rotating Saturdays.  Salary range $18.85 - $23.99 per hour in four steps.   
 
Closing Date:  Friday March 28, 2014


Submit:  Resume, cover letter, list of 3 references and Town of Abington employment application which may be found on the Town of Abington website at : www.abingtonma.gov - scroll to the "Quick Links" at the bottom of the page for the application to:

Deborah Grimmett, Director
Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

OR 

ablib@ocln.org 

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Online Education and Outreach Librarian, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL

Duties and Responsibilities:    Under the direction of the Associate Director, the successful Online Education and Outreach Librarian supports the teaching and learning, research productivity, and patient care information needs of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. This position will develop asynchronous and onsite library instruction that promotes information literacy/mastery and technology fluency. Working collaboratively with Health Sciences library and other faculty, this librarian will apply adult learning theory to the development of innovative courses, workshops, curriculum, and tools for onsite, hybrid and asynchronous instruction in the course managements system and from other online and onsite environments. This librarian is a member of the Public Services team and reports to the Associate Director.  

 

Minimum Education or Experience:   2 - 5 years experience in an Academic Health Sciences Library. Master of Library and Information Science or Masters in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design or Adult Learning.  

 

Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position: Master of Library and Information Science or Masters in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design or Adult Learning. 

 

Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of web design, familiarity with various online learning environments including Sakai. Working knowledge of Adobe Connect and other video conferencing systems for distance education.  

For more information: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56637  

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DevOps Engineer, New York University, New York NY

Description: We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to plan, configure, and manage both in-house and cloud environments. You will also provide technical assistance in a variety of faculty research projects.

 

Our unit is a group of digitizers, developers, designers, and project managers who process, enable access to, and preserve digital materials.

 

Our infrastructure includes:

 

  • CentOS servers, with a few Solaris hosts
  • Apache/Tomcat for Java applications
  • LAMP stack for Drupal and WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Monitoring via Nagios
  • A handful of cloud environments for specific applications
  • Mac workstations for digitization
  • Local SAN infrastructure for digitization workspace
  • Cameras, scanners, and video digitization equipment

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and implement robust publishing platform
  • Implement, tune, and maintain LAMP, LAPP, and Tomcat environments
  • Plan and implement redundant storage architecture
  • Implement changes to ensure system uptime and disaster recovery
  • Compare in-house vs. cloud environments for each service and implement best solution
  • Implement system changes for high availability
  • Plan, implement, and troubleshoot upgrade of digitization workstations
  • Interact with librarians, staff, and scholars as appropriate in support of digital initiatives

 

For more information about DLTS, see: http://dlib.nyu.edu

 

Education: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

Experience: Minimum of 4 years' relevant experience required; preferably experience in higher education in a research library environment

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

  • Linux administration (any flavor) 
  • LAMP and Tomcat environment setup and maintenance 
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative environment with technical and non-technical partners 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MySQL and PostgreSQL database administration
  • Scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP)
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Experience with cloud hosting
  • Drupal platform administration
  • Experience installing and maintaining open-source applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues 
  • Knowledge of Mac hardware
  • Familiarity with video processing

 

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and background. NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually.

 

To Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically states how background and experiences are relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

 

Please apply through NYU's application management system. Please click on the following link or copy and paste it onto your browser.

 

http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57460

 

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Librarian-in-Residence Program, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN

Librarian-in-Residence Program

The Hesburgh Libraries and Kresge Law Library of the University of Notre Dame seek applicants who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the University and the profession of librarianship. Applicants from racial and ethnic minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The Librarian-in-Residence program offers recent library-school graduates the opportunity to experience various aspects of academic librarianship and to deepen their knowledge in one area of librarianship. In the first year of the two-year program, the successful candidate will gain experience within at least two areas, one of which will be in the law library.  The second year will be predicated on the priorities of the Libraries as well as by the interests of the Librarian-in-Residence. The resident will report administratively to the chair of the Libraries' Diversity Committee.  Candidates who could advance the libraries' strategic goals (Hesburgh Libraries plan, Kresge Law Library plan) and who demonstrate flexibility in professional interests are highly desired. Opportunities will be afforded for the resident to make contributions to the profession through a discretionary travel allocation for conference participation, scholarship, committee assignments, and specialized training.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A degree earned within the last two years from an ALA-accredited library program or its equivalent. Evidence of critical thinking and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The Hesburgh Libraries and the Law Library seek applicants who have a passion for the teaching and research mission of the university and understand the library's role in advancing that mission. Successful candidates will be highly knowledgeable, innovative, flexible, result-oriented, and strategically focused. They will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and team skills. Working both independently and collegially, they will help lead the Libraries in creating superb and specialized resources and services for today's students and faculty and those of tomorrow.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The Librarian-in-Residence will be appointed as visiting faculty at the rank of assistant librarian with a minimum salary of $44,000. A benefits package including paid holidays will be offered.

ENVIRONMENT:
Environment: The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university located in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,400 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. The Hesburgh Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 140 staff and 55 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Digital Library Federation (DLF), HathiTrust, INCOLSA, the Michiana Academic Library Consortium (MALC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the North East Research Libraries (NERL).  The Kresge Law Library supports a national law school that serves approximately 525 students and 40 full-time faculty. The experienced staff of 21 includes eight librarians.

Further details & applications:
More information can be found about this position at the Libraries' website: www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/.
 
Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a letter of application that includes statements about the following:

  1. expectations of benefit from the program,
  2. the value of diversity in libraries and the applicant's strengths appropriate to a residency with a goal of diversity in libraries,
  3. specific academic library areas of interest and experience, and how these address the libraries' strategic priorities, and
  4. where this advertisement was seen.

Electronic submission of applications is required. Please submit all application documents to michelle.savoie@nd.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
 

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Scholarship, Massachusetts Library Association Conference 2014

If you have never attended the annual MLA conference, now's your chance!

Apply for the Kay Bader Scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Library Association Conference 2014 Expedition Library: Let's Go!

The MLA is offering seven (7) scholarships to help first time attendees defray the costs of attending the annual MLA Conference. The scholarships are available to current and future library staff who wish to attend the Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA  May 6-8, 2014.

Who is eligible?

All applicants must be first time MLA Annual Conference attendees.
Massachusetts librarians and paralibrarians. All staff levels are encouraged to apply!
Massachusetts librarians or paralibrians who are between jobs.
Massachusetts residents who are enrolled in an accredited M.L.S. program.
Massachusetts residents who are new graduates of an accredited M.L.S. program (degree must have been conferred no earlier than 5/1/2013).
Currently serving Trustees of a Massachusetts Library
Current members of a Massachusetts Library Friends group.


Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to current students.

Five (5) scholarships will be awarded to Massachusetts librarians, paralibrarians, trustees or friends.

 

How do I apply?

Applicants must fill out the online application form and write a 300-500 word statement answering one of the following questions.

 

Online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZN8CDWN

 

When is the deadline and when are winners announced?

Completed applications must be received by April 4, 2014

Winners will be notified by telephone by April 9, 2014

What does the scholarship cover?

The scholarships cover the cost of registration on the days of attendance, conference meals and half the cost of accommodations for those requiring lodging on Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights. The scholarship does not cover transportation. Scholarship winners will also receive a complimentary membership to the Massachusetts Library Association for May 2014-April 2015. 

If I win a scholarship, what are my obligations?

Scholarship winners need only to attend one day of the conference and are free to choose whatever sessions most interest them. Scholarship winners may be asked to write a brief account of their MLA conference experience for the MLA newsletter, Bay State Libraries.

If you have questions about the scholarships please contact a member of the scholarship committee:

 

Ellen MJ Keane (Ellen_Keane@uml.edu)

Danielle Kovacs (dkovacs@library.umass.edu)

Kirsten Underwood (kunderwood@mvlc.org)

Dina Kanabar (dkanabar@westfordma.gov)

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required. Must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.usPalmer (MA) Public Library web site:www.palmer.lib.ma.us.

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Project Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Temporary project (approx. 975 hrs. total, full or part time) to rework the organization, arrangement, & description of processed & unprocessed records of the First Parish Church, Concord, MA. Create an electronic finding aid in MS Word. Prepare folders & boxes for materials. Requires equiv. to MLS w/archival concentration & 3+ years processing experience in an historical archive & some experience with processing large collections of institutional records. $23.50/hr


Application Deadline: 4/11/2014 @ Noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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Prospect Research Intern (unpaid), Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston MA

Summer 2014: Prospect Research Intern (unpaid)

(Fundraising)

Desired Start Date: 6/9/2014

 

Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a one-of-a-kind institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes - leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.

 

The role of the Development department is to increase philanthropic revenue for the Center. This is done through fundraising events, direct mail campaigns and securing individual, corporate and foundation support.

 

Join Joslin Diabetes Center for a semester long internship and acquire first-hand experience in a busy and fast-paced Development department.  You will learn about the behind the scenes workings of a fundraising department within a healthcare non-profit organization.

 

The Development Prospect Research Intern will assist our Prospect Research Team in researching and compiling information on current and potential funding sources, including individuals, corporations and foundations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone considering a career in financial analysis, journalism, special or corporate libraries, nonprofit management, fundraising or who shares a strong interest in Joslin Diabetes Center's mission.

 

Duties May Include:

-Conduct biographical, business and financial research on individuals, corporations and foundations

-Assist with proactive research by identifying potential prospects using news sources

-Data entry/data analysis

-Staffing fundraising events

-Other administrative duties

 

Preferred Requirements:

-Ability to commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week for the entirety of the school semester

-Currently pursuing bachelor's or master's degree and have an internship requirement to complete in order to obtain class credit

-Internet research experience

-Excellent writing skills

-Proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel

-Excellent communication and organizational skills

-Attention to detail

-Ability to work independently

 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Ashley Ricardo at  ashley.ricardo@joslin.harvard.edu. Please include your availability: the date you are available to start and your desired schedule for the semester.

 

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Elementary Library Teacher, Broadmeadow Elementary School, Needham MA

Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching

Date Posted:
2/19/2014

Location:
Broadmeadow Elementary

Elementary Library Teacher (1.0)

Teacher Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with classroom teachers to integrate student learning standards that meet immediate classroom curriculum standards
• Prepares and provides instruction for information, literacy and technology skill development that integrates with classroom curriculum learning
• Provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of students' abilities to apply and transfer skills that are taught in the classroom and in the library media center
• Provides social/emotional growth opportunities through the library media program
• Provides individual reading guidance, book talks and storytelling sessions
Information Provider / Instructional Consultant:
• Assists teachers in the use of library media and technology resources
• Supports teachers by purchasing and providing library media resources that enhance the classroom curriculum
• Provides access to all forms of media and technology
• Provides information and or instruction on the use and potential application of emerging technologies and related materials
• Acts as an information link within the school community incorporating a broad knowledge of curriculum across grade levels and content areas
• Collaborates with district staff on instructional, budgetary and technical issues
Program Manager:
• Determines student and staff needs and sets priorities for learning standards
• Develops policies, procedures and programs
• Determines priorities for purchasing and allocates budget appropriately
• Organizes and maintains the print and electronic collection, the audio visual hardware and the library media center facility
• Directs and co-plans with library assistant
• Establishes and maintains ongoing communications with students, staff and parent volunteers
Collection Developer and Manager:
• Builds and expands the library media collection to meet the needs of the school curriculum and all users
• Re-evaluates the collection continually, including performing necessary weeding
Technology Manager:
• Uses appropriate technology and promotes the use of technology in the instructional program
• Collaborates with district staff on school based technology needs.

Qualifications:

• MLS, Library and Information Science
• Classroom Teaching preferred
• Technology applications and ability to use web tools
• DESE license as a library teacher


Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.

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Library Director, Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum, Easthampton MA

The Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum of Easthampton, MA is seeking a creative and energetic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to serve as Director.   Under the direction of the Public Library Association of Easthampton (PLAE) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing Library Operations, personnel, collections, services and financial matters to include developing and managing budget, grants and fund raising.

 

Accredited MLS plus three of more years of professional experience preferred with at least one year in supervisory position.

Knowledge of library technology, self-motivated with strong organizational, financial management and communication skills; ability to develop positive community relationships.

 

Competitive Salary + Benefits

 

Closing Date is 4-18-14

 

Resumes and three professional references should be sent to:

Search Committee - Public Library Association of Easthampton

P.O. Box 975

Easthampton, MA  01027

Email:  search.PLAE@gmail.com

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Professional Grants and Student Stipends, Special Libraries Association

The SLA Business & Finance Division offers student stipend and professional grant awards to help cover expenses at the SLA Annual Conference, June 2014. The Division will award student stipends and professional grants for a maximum of three awards.  Please go to this site to apply (http://bf.sla.org/awards/.

 

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Collections Services Manager, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

The Special Collections group in Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School is looking for an innovative and collaborative Archivist who embraces change and is committed to providing excellent customer services to lead the planning, development, and management of collections services for the historical collections.

 

Charged with ensuring the accessibility of a wide range of materials and formats -- archives and manuscripts collections, multimedia, rare books and serials -- through acquisition, processing, and cataloging, you will also be expected to create an integrated operation for these tasks, in collaboration with collection managers and consulting with the Director, Special Collections.

 

You'll also be expected to provide analysis and expertise to ensure that Special Collections effectively utilizes leading practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools used to provide intellectual access.  

 

We also need someone who will be a leader in both the Harvard and national archival communities in the areas of discovery platforms, collection delivery tools, integrated library systems and other systems for management, access and discovery of special collections materials. 

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting in strategic planning and budget development and management and actively contributing to KLS-wide priorities and strategic projects as appropriate.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

 

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area and 5+ years' professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied types, preferably in an academic or research library, including at least 2 years of successful supervisory experience.  Strong organizational skills, budget management experience, and outstanding communication skills are essential.  Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience as the lead processor on large-scale processing projects, managing multiple processors; setting and meeting goals; and developing metrics to measure progress throughout the project. Strong knowledge of and experience with archival and cataloguing standards for multiple formats including archival materials, print, photographs, and other visual materials (DACS, RDA, EAD,  MARC21, TGM, AAT, etc.) Demonstrated experience with integrated library management systems. Awareness of emerging trends and technologies including EAC-CPF, linked data, etc. Demonstrated ability to initiate new collections services and play a leadership role within a team-based approach to collections services. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscript and rare book collections. Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills. Ability to influence without authority. Strong subject knowledge of American social and cultural history desirable.

 

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.  They are:

 

--Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others

--Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community

--Accountability for personal behavior

 

 

To apply for this position, go to:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341 and search for Req #31412BR. 

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Search Analyst, DigitalGov Search Team, General Services Administration (GSA), Washington DC


http://search.digitalgov.gov/blog/job-opening.html

Do you have a passion for search and helping the public find good, relevant search results? Do you enjoy being part of a small, innovative team? If so, apply for the position working on DigitalGov Search, GSA's award-winning hosted service that powers the search box on 1,500 government websites.

The job announcement will appear on USAJOBS.gov in late March. The position is in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. It will be posted as an IT Specialist, GS-2210-11/12.

We're looking for an enthusiastic, talented person to help support DigitalGov Search. The position will support efforts to develop, maintain, and improve DigitalGov Search. It will focus on understanding information access and retrieval, especially search, to guide the information architecture, user interface, and policy decisions that enhance searchers' experience on sites that use DigitalGov Search. It will also focus on designing and implementing processes to ensure that our agency customers have the best possible experience with our service.

The announcement will be posted for 10 business days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's interest in accelerating the hiring process and shouldn't be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

About Us: We're a commercial-grade service that gives the public a great search experience on government websites. With about 20 million searches each month, we power the search box on some of the most visited government websites, including NASA.gov, SocialSecurity.gov, USA.gov, USCIS.gov, WhiteHouse.gov, and 12 states' websites. It's so easy to take for granted. You go to a website, enter a term in the search box, and find the results you're looking for. But imagine the cost and time involved if every government agency and website had to acquire and run its own search engine. We take that burden off agencies' hands. By using free or low-cost commercial APIs and open source software, we currently provide the service free to any federal, state, or local agency.

We're sending this pre-announcement so you can spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  As soon as the job announcement opens, we'll forward a link to it so that interested persons can apply.  Contact Ammie Farraj Feijoo, DigitalGov Search Manager, at ammie.farrajfeijoo@gsa.gov for further information about the position.

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Adult and Information Services Librarian, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood MA

Position: The Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, MA is seeking an Adult and Information Services Librarian. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Adult and Information Services Department Head and Library Director.

Description:The Adult and Information Services Librarian performs responsible professional work in assisting the department head in planning and executing programs for adults and all related reference and adult services work of the department.The department offers cultural, educational and recreational programming for adults at the library, AND information services (Reference and Information Desk) functions, including interlibrary loans, local newspaper indexing, local history files and materials.

This librarian assists in the collection development of the reference and standing order collections and assists in
evaluating and purchasing audio-visual materials for adults in various formats; assists the department head in creating
public relations materials, marketing library services for adults and conducting book discussion groups; prepares
reports for library administration, regularly attends regional and statewide planning workshops and conferences;
maintains current knowledge in the field and assists in developing and implementing policies and regulations.

Norwood, MA (pop. 28,000+) is accessible on public transit (MBTA commuter rail and bus lines). The library has an
annual operating budget of $1.5M, over 50 full and part-time employees and eight departments, including Literacy and
Outreach.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess a Master's in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited school and at least two years of experience in library operations; experience in information and adult services is highly desired. Candidate should demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of library principles and procedures; full knowledge of related materials, complete familiarity with automated library systems and related applications; knowledge of reference literature and databases, and reasonable knowledge of standard office procedures and applications and all library equipment. Candidate should possess the ability to communicate effectively; the ability to deal with all
members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other librarians; the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with
interruptions; and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
The candidate must demonstrate excellent public relations skills and flexibility in order to adapt to constantly
changing technology. Lastly, the candidate should possess a high interest in reading and assisting the public with
excellent customer service skills.

Salary: $52,505 - $60,855 annual salary in six steps

Process: Interested and qualified candidates should submit three documents: a letter of interest, resume and Town of Norwood employment application by mail or email to: Charlotte Canelli, Director, Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Email is preferred. Email all three documents to: ccanelli@norwoodma.gov.

Complete applications must be received by March 24, 2014. Application documents will be reviewed as they are received. Note that some initial phone and in person interviews may be scheduled prior to March 24.

The job description and the Town of Norwood employment application may be downloaded from the Town of Norwood website (www.norwoodma.gov) or the library's website (norwoodlibrary.org/library-information/jobs-the-library/).

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Librarian, Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Job type: Full-time position
Job Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Process closing date: March 30th, 2014


INTRODUCTION
G.T. Corley Smith is a small library, which serves research scientists, researchers and local and international visitors. Contains ~ 6000 monographs, and hundreds of theses, reports and magazines print titles, ~ 20,000 reprints and an archive collection of documents, photographs, slides and CDF Publications. The library catalog has recently migrated to Koha Open Source ILS.


The librarian will be considered a senior staff position within the institution and will have administrative responsibilities including regular staff meetings, budgeting and project management, and attracting resources on a regular basis to ensure that the library work and the larger "knowledge management" work is successful throughout the CDF.


Main responsibilities:
1. Manage all aspects of the library including cataloging, circulation, collection development, reference and access, planning, promotion, budget and staff.
2. Lead the implementation of the plan for the protection of the collections and archives of the CDF, proactively seeking financial support through grants and collaborations.
3. Coordinate efforts to collect digitize and preserve CDF publications, photographs and other unique content.
4. Mentor a local scholarship student and will attending a graduate program /certificate of library and information science in the continent, in the operation and implementation of all aspects of the library.
5. Supervise a library assistant and volunteers. 6. Manage the CDF information and foster cross communication between departments.
7. Maintain and improve the library catalog, completing the implementation of some features of Koha not yet fully operational. Develop and implement policies and procedures for cataloging, including the de-duplication of records and other improvements.
8. Collaborate with CDF staff, researchers and volunteers in integrating the library catalog and CDF content of the publication of information with other platforms including CDF Datazone.
9. Oversee the maintenance and improvements of the physical facilities, equipment and conditions of the library environment to ensure adequate long-term materials conservation and enjoyable visitor experience.
10. Provide professional reference services for researchers, graduate students, and other users.
11. Update and improve the online catalog of the library.
12. Identify financial resources for continued library maintenance, collections enhancement, archiving, and storage.


Required profile:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish Degree in Library Science or related.
  • Certification in librarianship and documentation recognized by the international library community program.
  • At least two years of full-time experience as a professional librarian with tasks such as cataloging, reference, acquisitions, circulation, planning, management and supervision of staff.
  • At least one year experience working with an automated library (modules catalog and circulation).
  • Working knowledge of standards such as AACR2, MARC and DDC (Dewey Decimal System).
  • Experience in project management.
  • Knowledge or experience in the preservation of library collections in Ecuadorian and Latin American environments.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Resourceful, detail oriented and proactive.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new things, solve problems and initiative in implementation.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post -graduate or Masters in library and information science.
• With academic background in biological, environmental and marine sciences.
• Project management of digitization and implementation experience.
• Experience overseeing a renovation or expansion of the library.
• Experience or background to manage and describe archival collections.
• Experience of database management.
• Experience with HTML and web editing.
• Affiliations with relevant professional organizations in librarianship.


Conditions:
They shall be fixed according to the candidate's qualifications. Benefits include health insurance and 30 days of vacation per year.


How to apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents via e- mail to: empleo@fcdarwin.org.ec


Letter of interest describing their qualifications in accordance with the minimum requirements for this position (half a page for each requirement)


Curriculum Vitae
Three professional references (names and email addresses)


www.darwinfoundation.org

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Sr Taxonomy Manager, Allrecipes.com, Seattle WA

Job Title: Sr Taxonomy Manager

Requisition #: PUBL7296
Department: AR International Edit & Art

About Allrecipes.com: 
Allrecipes.com, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 750 million annual visits from home cooks around the world who discover and share personal food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, videos, profiles, and blog posts. Since launching in 1997, the Seattle-based company's sites, apps and eBooks have served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips. Allrecipes' is a global, multiplatform brand with 17 websites, 9 mobile apps, and 13 eBooks serving cooks in 23 countries and 11 languages. 
Allrecipes.com is a collaborative, innovative, data-driven environment where you can quickly see the results of your efforts. This is your chance to be a part of a company leveraging the latest technologies to help people be more successful at cooking their everyday meals. High performance, creative problem solving, and responsibility are not just buzzwords but an integral part of what we do every day. We are laser-focused on designing and building amazing products and always make sure to surround ourselves with talented, smart, compassionate people in a fun, friendly, fast-paced environment. 
Allrecipes.com is part of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) the leading media and marketing company serving American women. 
As a senior taxonomy manager you will lead the information architecture strategy for multiple international sites to ensure that we have an effective taxonomy for each site to drive customer acquisition through SEO as well as an intuitive user experience that promotes user engagement and retention. This is an internal consultant role. You will work directly with site specific teams to implement taxonomies and regularly monitor site usage and SEO performance to ensure continued improvement. You must be able to build productive, collaborative relationships across the organization. The role requires strong analytical skills balanced with customer focus and a deep understanding of the body of content and business needs.
Essential Job Functions
• Perform competitive analysis and industry research.
• Work closely with Lead Editorial Producer for each site to assess the current taxonomy, understand culturally-related needs, and identify areas of opportunity. 
• Work closely with each Lead Editorial Producer to build a prioritized and actionable plan for each site.
• Regularly monitor and report on individual site performance against goals. 
• Work closely with site design, development and product management to collaborate and ensure that content structure and strategy aligns with site plans and UI.
Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.
Education:
• MLIS (Masters in Library Sciences) degree or equivalent experience 
Experience:
• 10+ years of online or interactive experience required.
• At least 5+ years creating complex taxonomies for a large body of content, ideally for a consumer-facing application.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong Experience with web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Optify, Omniture, Hitwise, etc...)
• Strong Experience in SEO best practices.
• A passion for global food culture. 
• Fluency in multiple languages preferred. 
• Proven ability to initiate and manage the delivery of multiple products on time.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent communicator and collaborator. 

Employment Status:Full Time
Location:Seattle, WA 

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Education Technology/Library Specialist, North Elementary School and Middle School, Londonberry NH

Job Description


Purpose:
Create a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social and intellectual development of students.


Reports To:
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


Qualifications:
1.Valid certificate as Education Technology Integrator or Library Media Specialist
2.Master's degree in Educational Technology, Library and Information Science, or equivalent
3.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.


Essential Functions:
As part of the Library Media Program, this position involves working with teachers and students to use information resources, digital tools and technology to facilitate learning, creativity and innovation with emphasis on literacy and inquiry-based learning. Responsibilities will include evaluation, selection and management of resources, design of learning experiences, instruction in the effective and ethical use of instructional technologies, and collaboration with the middle school learning community to facilitate use of digital resources and technologies.


Roles and Responsibilities:
Facilitator of Student Learning: As an instructional partner, the Education Technology Specialist works with teachers and other educators to make connections between student information needs, curriculum, learning outcomes and information/technology resources.

  • Collaborates with teachers in the development of authentic tasks and assessment to ensure integration of information, communication and technology skills.
  •  Provides instruction to students on digital citizenship, ethical use of information and the use of information and technology resources in an inquiry-based environment.
  •  Supports the Common Core Standards and building and district wide instructional goals.

Educational Technology Development and Integration: As an information and technology specialist, provides leadership and expertise in the development of emerging and existing technologies.

  •  Promotes the use of emerging tools and technology, integration of digital tools and technologies to support the curriculum
  •  Integrates the use of information resources, tools and technologies for effective and creative teaching & learning.
  •  Supports use of technology and digital tools for learning, emphasizing collaboration and communication of knowledge.
  •  Supports the development of multiple literacies.

Program Administration: As program administrator, the education technology specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define and implement policies and procedures to support the Library Media Program and guide all activities related to it.

  •  Works with library media specialists, teaching staff and administrators to develop library policy & practices that support student learning.
  •  Prepares and administers budget according to program goals and establishes procedures for selection, purchasing and maintenance of resources.
  •  Ensures equitable access to resources, digital tools, and technology for learning at point of need.
  •  Includes supervision of personnel, facilities and resources.

Professional Member of the Learning Community
As a professional member of the learning community, the education technology specialist demonstrates a commitment to personal professional growth and professional growth of others.

  •  Maintains active membership in professional organizations.
  •  Remains current in professional practices applicable to information technologies and educational research applicable to library media programs.
  •  Provides and plans for professional development opportunities for building staff.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  •  -Prolonged standing and sitting
  •  -Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials
  •  -Occasional stooping, bending and reaching

Terms of Employment:
187 days per year. Refer to the contract between the Londonderry School Board and the LEA for additional information.

Visit http://www.londonderry.org/hr/ to apply. 

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Seeking FT progressive, service-oriented leader to perform supervisory & professional library work at the Fowler Branch Library, incl. collection development, borrower services, outreach & programming. Requires equiv. to MLS & 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary Range $53K - $81K

Application Deadline: 3/20/2014 @ noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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Part time evening Reference and Instructional Librarian, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Phillips Academy, Andover MA

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy  seeks a personable, energetic, creative and self-directed individual to provide excellent individual research consultation services to highly motivated high school students.  The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution by the time of appointment, effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community, knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources along with a commitment to continuous learning and a particular facility for working with teenagers.   Reporting to the Library Director, the position is half time during the 4 academic terms, with a weekly schedule including three evenings. Competitive salary and benefits.  Full background check required.  E.O.E.  Submit resume and cover letter by March 22nd, 2014 to hr@andover.edu  

 

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Technical Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Responsible for routine to complex professional, technical and administrative work in providing library support services to patrons of the Norwell Public Library; principal responsibility is to classify and catalogue all materials purchased by or received by the library; related work as required.

 

Job Duties:

Classifies all library materials, assuring logical and convenient access for library users.

 

Prioritizes processing of bestsellers and high demand titles and completes all others in a timely manner. 

 

Oversees all aspects of the preparation of materials for circulation.

 

Places orders for nonprint materials.

 

Reviews and submits bestseller standing orders as they become available.

 

Confirms that Autobib downloads are submitted to Central Site.

 

Runs reports to oversee collection maintenance and weeding projects.

 

Conducts special projects to help upgrade library functionality.

 

Assists pubic with questions about e-books and downloading procedures.

 

 Attends quarterly OCLN Bibliographic Services Committee meetings.

 

Participates in appropriate and relevant workshops and training sessions.

 

Prepares monthly reports for the director.

 

Special working conditions: Work is typically office-type, but includes considerable walking, standing and carrying moderately heavy items, such as books.  Environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of libraries.  Work includes evening and weekend hours. 40 hour work week.

 

Minimum qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Working knowledge of library classification systems.  Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to work with frequent interruptions.  Familiarity with computer systems and operations.

Educational Requirements: Masters of Science Degree in Library Science preferred, including courses in cataloging and reference plus a minimum of two years of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Deadline: March 24, 2014   Interviews: March 25-26           

Pay Range: - $44,630.36- $55,734.96 in six steps.

Date of hire: 4/14/14

Contact: Barbara Childs, Human Resources, Town of Norwell, 345 Main St., Norwell MA 02061

bchilds@townofnorwell.net

 

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Senior Manager of Development, City Year, Boston MA

Position Overview:
City Year is seeking a dynamic, creative, and detail-oriented Senior Manager of Development. As part of the Development Operations Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager will initiate and support a range of activities for City Year's Site and Headquarters-based development staff, including general database administrative support, serving as point person for reporting and data management needs, distribution of the City Year 'event kits' and related technology components, and coordination of pledge reminders and gift submissions.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development Operations and working closely with the Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager is also responsible for improving the use of donor information and prospect research for engagement, cultivation, and solicitation purposes.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead business intelligence activities, including reporting and dashboard support to Development Professional and Senior Management.
  • Work closely with the Development Data Analyst and Center for Excellence team to implement a data-quality and cleansing strategy for our CRM (a Salesforce platform) and provide other general database administration support.
  • Act as customer service point for day-to-day CRM reporting needs, troubleshooting and technical questions.
  • Optimize use of database and stay current on technological trends that impact City Year's operation.
  • Manage assignment, distribution and logistics of the Events Kit and related technologies and devices.
  • Support development of the CRM's Events Module.
  • Lead Headquarters development team to ensure updated CRM records, pledge notices and gift transmittals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development Operations.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 3 or more years of project management experience in a development, communications, or account management role.
  • Excellent database skills, with Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and think critically.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to engage a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills.
  • Strong base knowledge of fundraising including foundation and corporate relations, individual giving programs, and special events.
  • Commitment to helping a highly successful organization in implementing systems and structures to support significant growth.
  • Strategic, analytical approach combined with a strong work ethic, interpersonal professionalism and charisma.
  • Deep understanding of City Year's mission and the national service movement is helpful.


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Tony Panciera, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development, at cyjobs@cityyear.org, with "Senior Manager of Development" in the subject line.

For more info: http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Jobs/_HQ/Senior_Manager_of_Development.aspx

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Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails), WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston MA

Position Title: Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails)

Position Type: Project Contract 12/02/13 to 12/31/14+

Company: WGBH Educational Foundation

Department: Media Library & Archives

Department Overview:
WGBH produces the best and most well-known television, radio and online programs for public media. The WGBH Media Library and Archives preserves and helps re-purpose WGBH creations into the future. The MLA establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH's physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

Position Overview:
The WGBH Media Library and Archives system will be based on the Hydra Project technology stack, which includes Ruby on Rails, Blacklight, Apache Solr, and the Fedora Commons repository. Working closely with the Media Library and Archive's Director, Project Manager, Developer and Systems Analyst, as well as a WGBH Interactive Designer, the web developer will continue to develop the Open Vault website: http://openvault.wgbh.org and ongoing work to improve the digital asset management system.

Ideal candidates should be:
• comfortable working in teams of 2 to 6
• able to communicate clearly and respectfully to all team members, both technical and non-technical
• willing to explore new technologies

Duties will depend on individual strengths, but may include any of:
• general Rails development
• streaming video integration and presentation
• organizing and writing documentation
• usage stats and analytics
• DevOps and deployment
• performance stats, analysis and optimization

Bonus skills specific to our projects include experience or familiarity with:
*Solr search indexes
*Fedora commons repository
*XML, XSL, and manipulating XML with Nokogiri ruby gem
*SPARQL
*Rails deployment with Capistrano

Skills Required:
To perform the required duties, the Developer must have more than 1 year
of work experience developing web applications. Demonstrated interest in
library or moving images archive issues preferred.



Required skills for all duties include having working knowledge of:
• Ruby >= 1.9.3
• Rails >= 3.2.0, common conventions, patterns, and best practices, TDD with Rspec and Capybara (or equivalent)
• Github
• CSS3 + HTML5
• XML basics
• working from command line (OS X or Linux)

Other skills that will come in handy for other project tasks include having a experience in:
• SCSS
• jQuery
• Twitter Bootstrap
• how REST apis work
• Rails gem patterns
• HTML 5 video players
• ability to write raw SQL 


Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science required.


Compensation:
Compensation for this position will be determined by the skills, background, education and availability of the candidate for the Contract period.

Applying for the Position:
Candidates should apply at www.wgbh.org/careers. Reference Job REQ# P-1075

Further questions can be addressed to Dani Baptista (dani_baptista@wgbh.org). Please put "REQ# P-1075 Associate Developer" in the subject line.

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Preservation and Collection Management Librarian, Yale University, New Haven CT

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian

Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time - 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library's collections.

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.

6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience;  knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

Medical Historical Library

The Medical Historical Library is a department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera, manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in 2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the possibility of additional space for preservation activities.  For additional information, see: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and  resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR.  

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications, McQuade Library, Merrimack College, North Andover MA

Position Overview:  The McQuade Library seeks candidates for an Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications.  This is a full-time, full-year position and includes evening and/or weekend hours.

 

Responsibilities Overview:

  • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade users
  • Plays a leadership role in implementing, managing, and promoting McQuade's institutional repository
  • Serves as primary liaison to assigned subject areas and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations
  • Assists with the development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections in assigned subject areas
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates information literacy and scholarly communications programs
  • Identifies faculty for collaborative work in introducing and integrating information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework
  • Seeks faculty and student work for inclusion in institutional repository
  • Serves as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of a supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required
  • Library experience providing reference service and teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications and institutional repository platforms
  • Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with faculty
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated experience with online catalogs, internet searching, electronic databases, social networking applications, and Libguides
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices.

 

 

Salary:  Not specified

 

To Apply:   Please apply online at www.merrimack.edu/jobs with cover letter and resume.  

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Records Management, Consultant Job, Travelers, Hartford CT

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Records Management, collaborates with other Records
Management Consultants to implement the records management program at the company. Is responsible for enabling all departments and offices to manage the creation, storage,
retrieval, use and disposition of records, through the use of records management systems,
according to records management policies and procedures. Participates in the development and direction of re-examining and re-engineering internal processes and systems to achieve
records management objectives. Writes, trains and directs the implementation of policies and procedures for records management. Provides support to all departments and field offices with the implementation of records management processes and systems. Manages projects to convert all records to the approved program. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Directs major file conversion projects for customers who have acquired records through
acquisition, mergers, etc. 

Manages integration of and/or separation of records to ensure effective process implementation. 

Develops project strategies and staff for proceeding with project. 

Develops, writes and administers training programs for staff and customers to ensure standardization of systems and their effective use. 

Provides consultation services to the field and/or Corporate Headquarters departments in responding to questions, solving problems, and in communicating changes to records management processes and systems. 

Partners with management, systems analysts, programmers, customers and other consultants on best practices in system design and implementation of initiatives that will improve records management processes. 

Justifies and recommends purchase and disposition of equipment and supplies within area of assigned responsibility. 

Assesses vendor performance to assure compliance with service standards in contracts and participates in the vendor selection process and contract negotiations on behalf of company. 

Prepares statistical reports on all phases of records and information program as required. 

Assures legal holds and destruction of records are completed per records retention guidelines. 

If assigned responsibility for Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager data administration, must have strong understanding of relational databases and data integrity issues. 

Understanding of company business systems. Be able to leverage automation to achieve efficiencies with records management software. Ability to convert legacy file tracking systems to current software. 

Responsible for multiple aspects of Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager, including
database design, system configuration, import/export, trouble-shooting, and testing for all
environments.

Education\Work Experience
College degree with emphasis in records management, library science, and/or computer technology degree preferred or a combination of education with equivalent experience. Five or more years of experience in records management or related field. Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills for dealing with a wide variety of customers. 

Requires previous knowledge and experience with personal computers and software applications, including Windows, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. If assigned responsibility for Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager data administration, must have strong understanding of relational databases. Experience implementing records management controls over email, SharePoint, imaging or document management repositories helpful.

Other
Must have demonstrated strong planning, organizing and group facilitation skills. Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team while, at the same time, be able to take full responsibility for a task with little or no direction. Must have strong management skills. Must be goal oriented. Light to moderate (less than 10%) travel likely.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

Job Category: Corporate Services/Other
Job ID: 811676

Visit http://careers.travelers.com/s/XcQW8u to apply.

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Instructional Design Librarian, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY

Position Title: Instructional Design Librarian
Department: The Samuel J. Wood Library and The C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
Status: Full Time, Academic/Faculty - Non Professorial Track
Salary: Starting salary negotiable: minimum $63,000
Location: Upper East Side - Manhattan location


Position Summary:
The Instructional Design Librarian is responsible for designing, developing and delivering instructional programming in a variety of formats for the Weill Cornell Medical Library New York and the Distributed e-Library, Weill Cornell-Qatar.  Additionally, the Instructional Design Librarian is the expert on copyright and fair usage for the Colleges.  This position reports to the Associate Director for User Support, Research, and Education.  The position is based in New York City, but will require travel to Doha, Qatar.


Responsibilities:

  *  In conjunction with library staff create innovative and effective learning materials utilizing a variety of delivery methods, including digital learning objects and web-based instruction modules.
  *  Provide staff development for the use of educational technology and education concepts.
  *  Provide expertise on copyright and fair usage to faculty, students and staff.
  *  Maintain learning environments and tools.
  *  Develop assessment plans for the library's instruction program to assess student learning and the impact of information literacy instruction.
  *  Liaise with the Educational Web Services Group and Informational Technologies and Services regarding educational technology.
  *  Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.


Qualifications/Experience:

  *  Advanced degree or certification in educational technologies or instructional design.
  *  Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred.
  *  Demonstrated ability to apply an established instructional design process.
  *  Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and teaching/presentation skills.
  *  Experience with Canvas and WebEx preferred.
  *  Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  *  Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.


Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to librecruiting@med.cornell.edu

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Pharmacy Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.  Understanding of teaching,
learning and research trends in the health sciences. Evidence of program development and project management skills.  An undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a
demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)


For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877

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Biomedical/Research Services Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical
Library on the St. Paul campus.  The Biomedical/Research Services Liaison will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment.  The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.


For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857

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Archivist for Faculty Papers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago IL

Position Available:  Position available immediately after closing. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the direction of the Archivist for Music and Fine Arts, the Associate Archivist for Faculty Papers is responsible for strategic leadership to acquire, preserve and steward the professional and personal archives of University of Illinois faculty (i.e., "faculty papers") initially those in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.  

Qualifications: Required:  MLS from an ALA accredited library school with a concentration in archival theory and practice, or an equivalent degree; Working knowledge of the accepted standards of the archives profession; Minimum of one year of experience working in an academic  or governmental  archives  or special collections repository; Supervisory experience; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to meet research and publication requirements for promotion and tenure; Ability to read music.  See jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by March 18, 2014. 

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library

Qualifications: 

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to serve our busy community of 38,000 people. The Reference Librarian will be prepared to apply current and progressive methods of information and reference services, will be proficient in automated library systems and online information tools, adept at instructing patrons on how to access and use a broad range of information and reading resources and willing to serve as an active member of the Adult Services team.  The Reference Librarian must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons, able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. ALA accredited MLS and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

 

Duties:

Performs a wide variety of reference services, assists patrons with reference and information requests; assists patrons with public access catalogs and computers, use of online resources, trains users on use of e-readers, tablets and other devices, and makes information referrals. Provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and library information sources and electronic services.  

 

Collection development responsibilities for print and online adult reference collections.  Evaluates and purchases online and print reference materials; responsible for maintenance of collection through inventory, usage assessment, shelf reading, weeding and discarding.

 

Acts as a lead worker in planning, organizing and implementing programs for adults to encourage language and information literacy, lifelong learning and programs that promote reading, viewing and listening, as well as the use of library materials and facilities.  Assists with and plans various adult education programs, job search programs and multicultural events; oversees staff and volunteers involved in programs, writes grant applications to support these programs and develops related promotions.  

 

Contributes to library promotional activities. Creates informational and publicity materials in print and electronic format; including calendars, webpages, social media platform postings, displays, posters, etc. Compiles and organizes statistics. Performs circulation desk duties when necessary; oversees staff and is responsible for building security on a rotating basis.

 

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Professional Technical I position on the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule, with a salary range of $42,734 to $50,960 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Send resume to Director Ellen M. Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by March 21, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

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Bioinformatics Specialist, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Hlth Sci Librs & Technologies

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Position Description:

The Bioinformatics Specialist serves as the primary liaison between Edward G. Miner Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and is pivotal to defining, expanding, and supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management.

The Bioinformatics Specialist is responsible for developing and growing a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library. This service will provide education, training and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data at the URMC. As an integral member of Miner's Research and Education team, the Bioinformatics Specialist will develop the educational programs at the heart of the BCES, provide classroom training to students, develop novel services and tools, and serve as a consultant to researchers, faculty, staff and students at URMC.

Our engagement-centered model embraces the concept that the Bioinformatics Specialist, like all library staff, has leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Medical Center Libraries and Technologies. Leadership on the part of the Bioinformatics Specialist will include activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees and task forces, locally, nationally, and internationally, and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library.
  • Serve as primary liaison to clinical and basic science researchers. Take initiative to identify, meet and facilitate on-going, two-way communication-individually and in groups - in regard to service expectations and resource needs. Work collaboratively with Miner librarians to develop strategies to meet these needs.
  • Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction through a variety of methods. Encourage and support lifelong learning in a highly complex and constantly changing information environment.
  • Provide in-depth, specialized research consultation as part of BCES services.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • MS in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.)
  • 2-5 years' experience working in a research lab.
  • Experience using bioinformatics software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting bioinformatics data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and education.
  • Interest in and aptitude for learning new software, tools, and programming languages.
  • Experience with web development software, social networking tools and mobile devices, teaching adult learners, speaking fluently and persuasively before a group.
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards and emerging technologies in bioinformatics.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.). Experience programming in R, Perl, and UNIX/LINUX. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and use issues.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Associate Director, Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented Associate Director, with clinical and educational expertise, to lead and coordinate clinical outreach activities, reference and instructional services, and Patron Services (access services and document delivery). Supervise 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Interns. Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team. Report to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library. Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.

The Associate Director supervises 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Services interns, serves as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team, and reports to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library.   The Associate Director also partners with information services and research and instructional services librarians and other colleagues across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.

The services and resources of the Biomedical Library support research, education, and patient care for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) (http://www.pennmedicine.org/), the Perelman School of Medicine (http://www.med.upenn.edu/), including Biomedical Graduate Studies; the School of Nursing (http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/); and other graduate programs such as Biology (http://www.bio.upenn.edu/graduate) and the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health (http://www.publichealth.med.upenn.edu/).  This dynamic community consists of over 2,000 full-time health sciences faculty, consistently leaders in research funding and discovery.

The Biomedical Library is centrally located near -- and has well-established relationships with -- UPHS and the schools and communities it serves.   For example, our librarians partner with Penn's Center for Evidence-Based practice (http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/cep/) and with UPHS nursing leadership in support of evidence-based practice and research, as well as with Penn's global health programs, particularly in Botswana (http://www.med.upenn.edu/botswana/) and Guatemala (http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/guatemalapartners.shtml and http://www.med.upenn.edu/ghi/).

The Biomedical Library is also a short walk across our historic urban campus to the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center and has the benefit of operating as part of the overall Penn Libraries system. The Penn Libraries include fifteen libraries and an off-site high density storage facility. System-wide scholarly resources number nearly 7 million books, 96,000 current serials (of which 82,000 are e-journals) and 800 databases. The library is a leader in the development of digital library services and collections and is aggressively experimenting with and adopting new technology in research and teaching.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve on the Health Sciences Libraries' Leadership Team along with the Heads of the Dental and Veterinary Libraries, the Collections Librarian, and the Health Sciences Libraries Liaison, to participate in long-range planning of information services to be provided by the Health Sciences Libraries.
  • Supervise:
    • Head of the Patron Services (access services and document delivery), coordinating service desk activities with the library's reference services.
    • Digital Media Services Coordinator, leading the establishment of new services
    • Evidence-Based Health Care/Clinical Liaison Librarian
    • Clinical & Graduate Research Librarian
    • Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship
  • Coordinate and prioritize, and participate in providing, clinical outreach services.
  • Coordinate, and participate in providing, reference and research services, onsite and online, including email and live chat, as well as consultations and instructional and liaison services for Biomedical Library constituencies.
  • Oversee the collecting and reporting of library statistics, establishing goals and objectives. 
  • Seek opportunities for curriculum and clinical integration through teaching, embedding of resources in virtual learning environments and mobile technologies.
  • Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians, access services librarians, and document delivery librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.
  • Promote library services and resources.
  • Lead weekly research and instructional services staff meeting.
  • Designate librarian supervisors for three Reference Interns.
  • Participate on committees and task forces at the schools and centers served by the position as well as within the Penn Libraries.
  • Represent the Library on campus, local, regional, and national committees.
  • Contribute to the library profession and encourage staff to engage professionally.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program with course work related to the health science and at least 5 years of experience in a hospital, academic health sciences library or relevant healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Health sciences subject expertise.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated ability.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and organizational strength and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of the potential of developing technologies for enhancing services and demonstrated knowledge of the latest trends and available tools for teaching and electronic delivery of information.
  • Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/benefits.asp.

To Apply:

Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/1771.

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Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham MA

TITLE:           Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library

 

POSITION:       NR-2, Step 1, Part-Time, hours currently as follows:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-1pm

Every Saturday, 1pm-5pm  

 

SALARY:                  $20.45 per hour; no benefits

 

DUTIES:       

The Needham Free Public Library is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Part-Time Children's Reference Librarian.  Under the general supervision of the Children's Supervisor, the desired candidate will answer questions about the collection, the library catalog, databases, offer readers advisory services, and answer other patron inquiries.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public.  Familiarity with automated library systems, ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently, and ability to adapt to new technologies as required.  In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers is highly desirable.  Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science or a currently enrolled MLS candidate.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS:

Standing, walking, use of computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, lifting of books and other library materials, assisting public in an open public area subject to temperature variations.

 

APPLICANTS:

Applications will be accepted via email, fax, or traditional mail until Thursday March 13, 2014 at 5pm or until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.

Please send letter of interest and resumé or Town of Needham Employment Application to:

 

            Dana Mastroianni, Assistant Director

            Needham Free Public Library

            1139 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02494

 

            dmastroianni@minlib.net

            Fax: 781-455-7591

 

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Elementary Library Teachers, Sharon School District, Sharon MA

There are two elementary Library Teacher positions available in Sharon.  Both are State-of-the Art libraries with desktops, laptops, iPads and Kindles.  We are looking for dual certifications: Library Teacher and Instructional Technology Teacher.  Library Certification is required.  If you are interested in finding more about the position and how you can apply, please go to School Spring: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=613052

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2014 Annual Award for Best Libri Student Paper

Since 1950, through 63 volumes, "Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services" has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Paper of 2014." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

Length: approx. 5000 words
Language: English
Deadline: June 30, 2014

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of
- originality of thought and observation
- depth of research and scholarship
- topicality of problems addressed
- the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2014:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of EUR500 and with a complementary subscription to Libri for 2015. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2015. The normal provision to the author of e-prints applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri. When submitting a paper for the Best Student Paper Award, please choose "Library Student Award" at the drop down menu "Manuscript Type". Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html.

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:
. the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled;
. the dates when the student is or was enrolled;
. the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student.
 
* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

To read about previous winners and for further information see: http://www.librijournal.org/award.html  

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Graduate Scholar Awards, 2014 Conference on Books, Publishing and Libraries

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. Graduate Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, participating in Talking Circles, and presenting their own research papers. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. Meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and friendships are all additional benefits of this Award.

Graduate Scholars are entitled to free registration and are given special recognition during the conference proceedings. Awardees must be available on-site the day prior to the conference (for orientation and training) and throughout the entirety of the conference.

The application deadline to apply for the 2014 Graduate Scholar Award is 25 August 2014. To apply, please 
click on the link below to download the application form and follow the instructions for submission.

 

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