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Internship, Bryn Mawr Bookstore, Cambridge MA

Volunteer interns needed at the non-profit BRYN MAWR BOOKSTORE in Cambridge, MA, which raises money for the scholarship fund at Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia. The Bookstore is seeking Library School students or graduates primarily to assist the store manager in expanding and managing our online inventory at Abebooks.com. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the book trade. Hours to be arranged, preferred 6-10 hours/week. Our normal hours are Tues-Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs til 7:00 pm. Store discount benefits available after one month. Please call or email to arrange a visit to the store (#72 Huron Ave bus from Harvard Square or walk!)and see first-hand what a wonderful business we have had near Harvard Square for 43 years! 

 

(617) 661-1770
www.brynmawrbookstore.com
brynmawrbookstore@gmail.com

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Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit, Yale University, New Haven CT

POSITION:                         Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit (Librarian 2-4)

DEPARTMENT:                Yale University, Beinecke Library

STARS Requisition #:  25103BR

 

Yale University invites applications for the position of Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit.   Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, the Head of Beinecke Digital Services leads a newly formed Digital Services Unit. As such, the Head coordinates the Beinecke Library's digitization program, its digital projects, and its user experience initiatives to enhance access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including the Beinecke Digital Library, collection web pages, and online exhibits. The Head leads the investigation, development, and implementation of metadata and digitization workflows and standards as well as user interfaces and tools that affect the user experience.

 

The Head of Beinecke Digital Services is responsible for integrating two units, the Digital Projects & Metadata Unit and the Digital Studio, into a single cohesive unit. The Head supervises the work of three senior photographers and three metadata catalog assistants to coordinate metadata creation, digitization, and quality control activities. Leadership of user experience development requires collaboration across Beinecke and University library departments. The Head participates in the Beinecke's Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies, and procedures for the Beinecke Library.

 

The Head liaises with the Yale University Library's Information Technology and Digital Initiatives departments and works collaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and digitization at Yale and is active professionally.

 

Requirements include: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a post-graduate degree in a related discipline and two or more years of related experience.  Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated knowledge of current national and international metadata content and structure standards related to library and archival control of collection materials; knowledge of library digitization standards and practices; project management skills; excellent supervisory and leadership abilities. 

 

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25103BR.

 

AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

 

www.Yale.edu/jobs

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Librarian, Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Job Title:  Librarian, Archivist

Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Processing Archivist (Librarian 1-2)

Requisition:  25107BR

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:

Under the supervision of the Head of Processing in the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Library, processes and catalogs archival and manuscript material, in the fields of American and modern European literature, history, and the humanities from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Prepares finding aids according to established local practice, including encoding in EAD. Performs original cataloging in the MARC format for the library's online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for archival collections. Completes special projects as assigned. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.

The Manuscript Unit is a division of Technical Services. The Manuscript Unit supports the Beinecke Library's robust acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of Beinecke's manuscript collections. The manuscript collections range from papyrus and medieval manuscripts to twenty-first century literary archives. In addition to literary and historical manuscripts, formats include photography and artwork, audio and moving image recordings, digital files, and music.

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. Its collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars. In addition to distinguished general collections, the library houses outstanding special collections devoted to British literary and historical manuscripts, American literature, German literature, and Western Americana.  For further information about the Beinecke Library, please consult the library's web site at:  http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and up to two years of related experience.  Formal training in archival theory and practice. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Strong knowledge of American or modern European history or literature, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees, training or experience.    Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.Demonstrated ability to process or catalog manuscript and archival collections.
  • Preferred: Experience processing literary manuscripts and archival collections. Experience processing and cataloging visual materials, especially photographs. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature.

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.

 

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.  For the full job description and to apply online, please go to http://www.yale.edu/jobs.  Please include a cover letter along with your resume.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25107BR.  

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Cataloging Intern, Anna Maria College, Paxton MA

The Mondor-Eagan Library at Anna Maria College is looking for an ambitious intern who would love to learn about working as part of a small staff in cataloging.   We have an interesting collection of Astronomy equipment and books that we recently acquired but you would also be working on day to day collections.   We use the CWMARS Evergreen ILS and OCLC...neither would be a deterrent to your work. 

Anna Maria College in Paxton is a small educational Institution on the fringe of Worcester, Mass, off of Route 122.   We are located on an idyllic rural setting in a friendly atmosphere.   The Library and Information Commons are residing in a newly built area dedicated in September of 2013.

Please contact the director, Janice Wilbur at 508 849 3406 or send a resume to the address below.

 

Anna Maria College

Mondor Eagan Library/Information Commons

50 Sunset Rd.

Paxton, MA  01615

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Architectural Archivist, Safdie Architects, Somerville MA

Safdie Architects currently has an opening for an architectural archivist to assume oversight and responsibility for the Safdie Archive at McGill University, with a primary focus on preparing project materials for shipment to and inclusion in the archive.

 

The Safdie Archive is one of the most extensive individual collections of architectural documentation.  Containing drawings, models and other design materials, as well as an online inventory or hypermedia archive, the collection has been housed at McGill University in Montreal since 1990. The selected candidate will take organizational leadership of existing project-related materials at the Safdie Architects' office and act as primary liaison with staff at McGill to preserve and expand the archive.

 

Responsibilities

  • Working with Moshe Safdie and the architectural staff, determine significance of source material.
  • Organize, catalogue, and transfer materials to McGill and other archival locations, including assignment of copyright and assessed values.
  • Manage the processing and preservation of original sketches and models.
  • Maintain other electronic material organization, including video, film, publications and articles.
  • Suggest best practices for digital archiving of CAD files, audio-visual material, and emails.
  • Oversee materials for exhibit and lending, as appropriate.
  • Work with the communications and marketing staff on special projects.

 

Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with:

  • Advanced degree(s) in library science, architecture, art history, or equivalent degree or equivalent professional experience 
  • Strong knowledge of archival standards, digital standards, and collections management
  • Understanding of the design and built environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, attention to detail, organizational, and project management skills

 

Compensation

  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Full-time position, with competitive salary and benefits
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US

 

Resumes to:       employment@msafdie.com.  No phone calls please.

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Library Director, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate must be aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. This position is available mid summer 2014.  The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston.  Wellesley has an excellent school system and three thriving colleges within its boundaries.  The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library and two branch libraries, with a staff of 68.  Other relevant statistics include a budget of $2.25 million, annual circulation of 730,000, and a collection exceeding 300,000 items.  This busy library has a long history of providing high quality services, both traditional and innovative.

 

The Director is the chief administrative and chief financial officer for the library and reports to the six-member Board of Library Trustees.  The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, financial management including budgeting, strategic planning and institutional advancement. He or she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and other libraries in the sub-region.  The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including exemplary financial management abilities, the ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others, the capacity to interact effectively with multiple constituencies and to serve as the library's representative throughout the community.

 

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel and financial management are essential.  The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS, six years of supervisory/management experience with at least three in administration in a library setting, and experience dealing effectively with labor unions and contract negotiations.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by May 30, 2014.  AA/EOE

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Chief of Public Services, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for Chief of Public Services opening. The successful candidate will
provide leadership to and administer Central Library public service as provided by the Library's Strategic Plan. The Chief
of Public Services inspires staff and promotes change and advancement over public service; works with Director of
Branches to develop and deliver public service initiatives system-wide; is responsible for Central Library environment
and layout to optimize public service; and is a Member of the Administrative Council.

Salary: $88,192 - $119,062, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school, or similar relevant degree.

2. A minimum of seven (7) years supervisory and/or management experience in public service; Experience in library
administration preferred.

3. Proven ability to provide leadership to staff in analyzing workflow and to implementing changes to improve service
delivery.

4. Demonstrated success as a program manager in the implementation of a complex program. Project Management
experience preferred

5. Proven ability to provide leadership in a team environment, and to work with staff to effectively plan and manage
the work of the department.

Employment Requirements:
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

Deadline for application: May 9, 2014

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants
regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status,
ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

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Schlesinger Library Digital Archivist/Librarian, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applications for the position of Digital Archivist/Librarian. Joining with the Library's Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, the successful candidate will contribute to shaping the future of digital collections and services at the Schlesinger Library. The Digital Archivist will combine archival and management capability with extensive knowledge and advanced skills in library/archival technologies and programming.

Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Digital Archivist has shared responsibility for technical program management, digitization, and digital forensics, including but not limited to planning and oversight of digital programs and workflows, the enabling of data integration across local and external data sources. Acts as liaison to library departments and participates in work groups to improve programs and services. Maintains budgets, statistics, and writes reports for internal and external sources, works efficiently and with follow-through, in a fast-paced, scholarly, research-library environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and expertise for programs, particularly the description and arrangement of electronic records and the development of policies and procedures in collaboration with manuscript catalogers to institute across the Library. 
  • Processes electronic records. 
  • With the Schlesinger Library's Librarian/Archivist for Digital Initiatives, co-manages the on-going maintenance of the Library's digital resources, including tasks related to imaging, storing, reviewing, and delivery of the collections in an online environment, including archived Web content. 
  • Contributes to the Library's on-going transition from analog to digital holdings 
  • Collaborates with appropriate Schlesinger Library staff and with other Harvard Library staff in managing digital library materials within the relevant Library-wide discovery, preservation, storage, and delivery systems. 
  • Collaborates with librarians, archivists, and staff to increase access to digital collections. 
  • Writes annual reports; prepares budgets; collects and organizes statistics about the Library's digital programs and services 
  • Participates in any number of project based teams. 
  • Participates in the formulation, writing, and implementation of grants. 
  • May chair and participate on committees such as social media, exhibit, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university with a concentration in Archives. 
  • Four years experience post-MLS experience in special collections / significant experience with digital projects and electronic records. 
  • Demonstrated processing experience in an archives / special collections setting. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated experience with technology-focused project management. 
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to complete projects on budget/deadline. 
  • Strong technology background. 
  • Demonstrated experience with HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript. 
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to creatively solve problems. 
  • Ability to work well in teams and to be collegial. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Drupal and Omeka content-management systems, including enhancing user interface themes, developing modules, customizing Drupal/Omeka configurations, and identifying hosting and server options. 
  • Experience with databases and writing SQL queries. 
  • Knowledge of programming (PHP, Perl, Python). 
  • Knowledge of Windows and Unix server management and maintenance.

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Head of Archives, Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar

This senior position will be responsible for a program of management, acquisition, appraisal, description, exhibition, access to, and preservation of the archival records of the Qatar Foundation, including privately donated and institutional records. The position will also manage a program of conservation and preservation of library materials throughout the library.  As part of the Special Collections and Archives Team, the position will assist the Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives to develop strategic objectives for the department.  This position may also act in the absence of the Associate Director for Special Collections & Archives. Regularly scheduled evening and weekend work may be required.

Key Result Areas:

  • Leads the Qatar Foundation Archives' ongoing development and implementation of standards, best practices, and procedures for the stewardship of archival material.
  • Liaise with Qatar Foundation Records Management processes to ensure that the permanent historically, culturally and operationally important records are transferred to the QF Archives.
  • Responsible for the technical appraisal, capture/transfer, accessioning, storage, conservation, preservation and servicing of archival material.
  • Manages a program of conservation and preservation of materials through the library, including archival materials and special collection such as manuscripts, maps, books, etc.
  • Manages the Archives' on-line holdings systems, serves as author for the Archives' section of the QNL website and contributor to the QNL Facebook and other social media initiatives.
  • Recommends, determines and implements workflows and best practices for the arrangement and description and discovery of collections.
  • Develops and implements access procedures for requesting material and provides access to these materials.
  • Recommends and implements digitization activities.
  • Develops and implements an exhibition and lifelong learning program.
  • Assists and recommends departmental budgets and priorities and goals.
  • Recommend, lead, supervise, and evaluate the departmental staff, Graduate Trainees, and Interns. Provide certified coaching and mentoring to QNDP Trainees, Graduate Trainees, and master's degree candidates throughout the career development plan process. 
  • Contributes to the archival field in areas of specialization through service, research, writing, outreach, presentations, and/or teaching.
  • Serve on designated committees throughout the library.
  • Keep abreast of developments, trends and issues in all areas of responsibilities.
  • Familiarize, understand and implement QF health, safety, and environment policy, procedures, legal regulations and objectives applicable to areas of responsibility. Ensures coordination with HSE department in implementing, monitoring and reviewing of HSE performance to ensure work under his/her control is performed in a safe, healthy and environmentally sound manner.
  • This position includes, but is not limited to, other duties as required and defined by the scope, purpose, and spirit of the institution and are not always indicative of the title and grade of the position.

The incumbent will be located in the Qatar National Library, with substantial interaction with faculty, researchers, educators, students and the general public from multi - cultural backgrounds. The incumbent must abide by QF and QNL rules and regulations. He/she may be required to walk around the library to assist users.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Head, Special Collections and Archives - on work progress, assignment and feedback
  • Supervises the Senior Conservation Librarian the Conservation Technician.
  • Special Collections and Public Services staff - on coordination of section work processes, exhibitions, school visits, etc.
  • Library Information Technology staff - on hardware, software, website, connectivity and technology issues, needs and planning, digitization
  • Technical Services staff - for fund accounting, acquisitions and cataloguing issues
  • Administration and Planning staff - for communications and financial reporting issues
  • Library partners/stakeholders - on integration of information literacy skills, collection needs
  • Faculty, researchers, students and general public - on user needs.

This is a professional position which requires expertise and knowledge in a wide range of subjects and professional interests gained through academic studies and experience.  

This job works within broad procedures and practices that have clear precedents with operational guidance being readily available if needed. It is subject to managerial control and review of results upon completion.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Master of Archival Studies or a Masters degree in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent with significant archival experience. 
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in Archival activities.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in both oral and written English. Arabic language skills will be an asset.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.

 

 

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Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, New York Academy of Medicine, New York NY

Title

Curator, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Division

CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH 

Mission

The New York Academy of Medicine advances the health of people in cities. An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, education, community engagement and innovative research.

Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are

  • To create environments in cities that support healthy aging
  • To strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health
  • To implement interventions that eliminate health disparities

Summary and Description

The NYAM Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health is looking for an experienced, innovative and energetic curator. The curator will be a key member of the Center team, and will work closely with colleagues in the acquisition, intellectual management, and use of the rare book collections and develop physical and online exhibitions, web resources, programming, and events in the history of medicine, public health, and the book. The curator will also take a leading role in establishing the Center's activities and profile within the scholarly community and broader public audiences. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a proactive individual working with a world-class collection in the history of medicine and public health, at a leading institution in New York City, found at the top of the "Museum Mile" along Fifth Avenue .

Duties and Responsibilities


•    Take responsibility for intellectual  management of the rare book and manuscript collections and collaborate with the conservation staff to ensure the physical well-being of the collections
•    Participate in the planning and implementation of digitization programs
•    Create exhibitions (both online and physical) independently and in partnership with NYAM colleagues and Fellows, and with other institutions
•    Develop the rare book collections through purchase and gift 
•    Work with colleagues to develop public programming and events
•    Contribute to user services activities as required, including reference work, bibliographic instruction and outreach activities
•    Respond to loan requests from other organizations 
•    Collaborate with colleagues in the original and copy cataloguing of rare books
•    Work with colleagues to identify and prepare grant proposals 
•    Participate in fund-raising and donor cultivation activities 
•    Maintain a presence in relevant professional academic and library organizations

Qualifications

Essential
•    Three to five years work experience in rare books and special collections.
•    Reading knowledge of Latin is essential, with one or more additional European languages (preferably French or German) highly desirable.
•    Excellent communication skills and the ability to present (in oral and written form) to audiences at a variety of levels, including scholars, students, and the public.
•    High level computer and web skills.
•    Knowledge of book collecting and the antiquarian book trade.
•    Physical ability to undertake collection management duties such as movement of books and materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

Desirable

•    Experience planning, preparing, and mounting physical or online exhibitions.
•    Acquaintance with conservation and preservation theory and practice.
•    Familiarity with national standards for administering collections of rare books and manuscripts.
•    Knowledge of AACR2(rev.) or RDA, the MARC 21 format, DCRB, and rare book cataloging principles.
•    Experience in donor relations and fund-raising.
•    Teaching or presentation and outreach experience.

Experience

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution with experience in a rare book and manuscript library and relevant subject knowledge and/or advanced degree in the humanities, with an emphasis in history, especially the history of medicine, history of science, or history of the book, with expertise reflecting the strengths of the NYAM collection. The ideal candidate will have both library credentials and a background in the history of medicine or the book.

To Apply

Please email a résumé and cover letter with the names of three references to hr@nyam.org.  Please include "Curator, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health" in subject line.

For more information, visit our website: www.nyam.org.

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School Librarian, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, Devens MA

There is a job opening at Parker for a School Librarian,  28 hours a week. Our school day is Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 to 3:30 and Wednesday 8:30 to 1:30. 

To apply: http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=699302&



Qualifications: State Certified School Librarian preferably with an MLS Degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Reports to: The School Principal

Supervises: Library assistant, service students, and parent volunteers

Responsibilities:

1. Actively supports the Parker School philosophy, teaching and learning process, and works to create a student centered learning environment.
2. Helps students to develop research skills, offers guidance in locating and obtaining appropriate research materials, and promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning.
3. Collaborates with the faculty as a partner in the instructional process.
4. Participates in faculty meetings, curriculum planning sessions, CFG's, and school improvement and accreditation activities.
5. Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, improve the operation of the library, and increase student achievement.
6. Implements a sequence of goals for short and long range development of the library.
7. Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community.
8. Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community.
9. Administration and management of the library budget to support program goals.
10. Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies and social media to support teaching and learning.
11. Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
12. Stays current in professional practices, educational research, and maintains active professional membership.

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Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Adelphi University, Garden City NY

University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) is comprised of two distinct collections--the official archives of the University, in multiple formats, and some 30 distinctive special collections in a variety of different subjects.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, the Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian is responsible for a wide range of departmental activities and participates in other commonly shared responsibilities of the Library Faculty.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of processing archival materials in all formats, including digital formats (and including surveying, appraising, acquiring, accessioning, arranging, preserving, and describing records).
  • Develop and manage digitization projects (including the Archives and Special Collections Digital Library), including the identification of possible potential third party vendors.
  • Develop and maintain websites for Archives and Special Collections.
  • Create web-based finding aids.
  • Assist in the selection and processing of Special Collections materials.
  • Respond to reference and research inquiries.
  • Assist in the development of programs and exhibits that promote the objectives and contribute to the vision and mission of the library and University.
  • Assist in training and supervising part-time staff and student employees.
  • Assists in promoting the use of primary resources within University courses and research


Other Responsibilities:
Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments. Participation in the Libraries' information literacy program. Provision of services at Swirbul Library's main reference desk including evenings and weekends. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities. Participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing required for reappointment and tenure.


QUALIFICATIONS: This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library/ information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to possess: (a) experience in an archives or special collections environment, (b) knowledge of archival principles and practices, (c) appropriate technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards, (d) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, (e) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, (f) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure. Other desirable qualifications include: (a) experience with digitization projects, archival database management systems (ContentDM and Archivist's Toolkit) and website construction, (b) experience with records retention policies and schedules, preservation techniques, exhibits, and writing grant proposals (c) familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and rare books collections


UNIVERSITY AND LIBRARY PROFILE: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The Libraries serve the University's 8,400 students who are enrolled on the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge. For more information visit http://www.adelphi.edu and http://libraries.adelphi.edu/special/.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. 195 day work year and 5 off-campus research release days as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF and alternative 403(b) retirement plans.


Position available immediately. Screening of applications will begin on April 2014 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references.

URL: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ADELPHI&cws=3&rid=1308

  • Position Reports To: Dean of University Libraries
  • Location: Garden City, NY
  • Starts On: Sept. 1, 2014, 8 a.m.

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Archivist, Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, New York NY

Application Deadline: May 1

Description
The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, proactive and extremely organized individual for the position of Archivist.

The Archivist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation/assessment of the status and various locations of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation's archival records and holdings, and advise on how to best consolidate and preserve its archives while making them accessible to Foundation staff and researchers alike. The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation's archives include exhibition and fabrication information, ephemera, manifestation samples and an extensive library. The Archivist will edit, preserve, and update the archives, and will assist in implementing long term storage for them. The Archivist will also be responsible for maintaining up to date records on the Foundation's holdings of archival materials and processing and incorporating new materials into the archives as they are received.

In addition, the Archivist will be tasked with synthesizing information included in the archive; including recording connections between the archive and the artist's body of work, and creating conceptually rigorous records around specific types of materials.
30-35 hours per week, potential for growth to full time.

Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in Library Science or equivalent
• Formal training and/or experience with archival processing and preservation, and theories and procedure in archives
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating systems
• Knowledge of systems and software needed to manage and process archives and manuscript collections, create electronic finding aids, and digitize and make collections accessible digitally
• Knowledge of Filemaker Pro database systems and programming strongly preferred
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign strongly preferred

Other Qualifications:
• Must be confident in knowledge of archival best practices
• Ability to safeguard confidential information and perform with a high level of discretion, professionalism, and integrity
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to lift heavy boxes of documents


Application Instructions
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to info@felixgonzalez-torresfoundation.org. No phone calls, please. Intended start date: May 2014. Please note that due to the volume of applicants, we may only contact those individuals who are being actively considered for the position.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, College of Environmental Design OR Social Sciences, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CA

RANK

Librarian/lecturer level (non-tenure-track, full-time, temporary position)

STARTING SALARY RANGE

$48,444-$58,044

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, and technologically knowledgeable librarian to provide library and information services to either

  1. The College of Environmental Design, which consists of the following departments: Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning or
  2. Discipline(s) from the Social Sciences

The successful candidate will join a team committed to collaboration and public service. This position will have three major responsibilities:
[1] collection management for the assigned disciplines; [2] library instruction - this includes developing instructional materials in various formats for multiple platforms including LibGuides for the assigned disciplines; and [3] reference service - which involves providing reference services to students, faculty, and staff and participating in our web-based interactive reference services. This person reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

DESIRED PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate must possess personal skills and qualities that will ensure his/her ability to work cooperatively and effectively with library staff, faculty, and the Dean.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Customer service orientation and enthusiasm for public service
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to participate in collection development and liaison activities with assigned departments
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a dynamic environment and on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability and desire to promote library service and collections

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience providing reference service in an academic, public, or corporate library
  • Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment
  • Experience with LibGuides and/or online tutorials
  • Collection development experience

THE UNIVERSITY

Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university that is widely recognized for its polytechnic mission and learn-by-doing philosophy. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University, it is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the West.

Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 21,000 students and employs approximately 1,000 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. Through its eight colleges, the university offers more than 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, credential and certificate programs.

Cal Poly Pomona is noted for its beautiful and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. It is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. Additional information is available at the university's web site: www.csupomona.edu.

THE LIBRARY

The University Library has a strong commitment to the use of emerging information technologies. Services for users and more information about the Library can be found at: www.csupomona.edu/library.

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university's annual security report is available at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp.

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials and questions about the position should be directed as follows.

The application form is also available at http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/docs/application.pdf.

A completed application form is required of all persons wishing to be considered for this position. Send completed application form, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, and a letter of application addressing qualifications. Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

INTERVIEWS: An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as official transcripts of all degrees earned.

CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 24. Early response is encouraged.

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Call for Submissions, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) is now accepting submissions for its 2014 inaugural issue. Now that the semester is winding down, take advantage of all your "free time" to polish up that A+ paper from Library School or pick up that article you've been meaning to finish since 2003 and send it off to JCAS!  Accepted submissions are published on demand so there is no endless wait for that first (or latest) publication credit for your CV. Visit the website to learn more about the journal's mission and submission guidelines:  http://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.  If you wish to volunteer as a peer reviewer, please contact the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com with a CV and a brief statement of your areas of interest/expertise. 

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Special Collections Librarian, University of North Texas, Denton TX

This is a professional position in the Special Collections Department in the Special Libraries Division at the University of North Texas Libraries. Responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate Librarian including development of electronic finding aids and website information, processing archival collections, arrangement and description of both traditional and electronic materials, contributions to exhibits and providing reference services for special collections. The Assistant/Associate Librarian will participate in ongoing collection development and outreach efforts in strategic collecting areas including Texan history, photography and visual resources, LGBT history, Latino/a history and African American history. This position will work to create awareness, provide access to and preserve the unique, valuable, and diverse non-circulating holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries. Work is performed under general supervision of the department head and principal archivist. Excellent citizenship is expected from the community of scholars at UNT, and includes appropriate stewardship of resources, participation in governance, cooperation and collaboration toward department, college and university goals, and the ability to compromise and work to benefit these units and their constituents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •          Accession, process, and manage collections in a variety of formats in accordance with departmental policy and accepted archival standards.
  •          Create finding aids for collections, encode finding aids and improve description for existing finding aids.
  •          Assist with the duties of the library liaison to the History, LGBT Studies and Latino studies department by updating Lib Guides, providing bibliographic instruction and other types of instruction related to special collections.
  •          Contribute to digital collection development through the collection, preservation and description of electronic materials.
  •          Participate in on-going digital projects through the creation of original metadata.
  •          Assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
  •          Contribute content for the website, library newsletter and press releases as needed.
  •          Assist with the scheduling, training, direction and evaluation of student workers and volunteers.
  •          Respond to all forms of communication, including walk-ins, regarding reference and research questions from administration, faculty, students, staff, independent scholars, and the general public.
  •          Develop and maintain close interactive relationships with library staff, as well as university and community groups.
  •          Provide specialized and general bibliographic instruction, as well as instruction to staff and researchers, on the nature and proper handling of special materials.
  •          Participate in professional activities through publication and presentations in professional organizations.
  •          Ensure the security of the department and its collections.
  •          Perform related work as required.

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service

Minimum Qualifications

  •          Undergraduate degree in appropriate subject area.
  •          Completion of #an advanced degree in library/information sciences (from an ALA accredited institution) or an advanced degree in History, Public History or related discipline.
  •          A total of six months combined relevant library experience working in special collections. Student, volunteer, staff or professional experience may be included to meet this requirement.
  •          Demonstrated knowledge (through either education or experience) of archival principals, appraisal theory, standards for arrangement and description, collection management and preservation.
  •          Experience using standard technology in special collections environment.
  •          Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •          Strong commitment to public service.
  •          Willingness to acquire new skills in a rapidly changing environment.
  •          Good office skills.
  •          Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  •          Ability to use machinery and equipment while standing.

Preferred Qualifications

  •          Experience working in a university special collections environment.
  •          Demonstrated achievements in professional research or service.
  •          Supervisory experience.
  •          Knowledge of preservation standards for film and video.
  •          Membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists.
  •          Experience using Archon or Archivists Toolkit.
  •          Electronic catalog experience with ILL and OCLC systems.
  •          Experience in grant writing, special collections exhibits preparation or donor relations.
  •          Fluency in a second language.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://facultyjobs.unt.edu (#6000926)

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Project Director and Audiovisual Conservator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

POSITION:      Project Director and Audiovisual Conservator (**At Will Appointment**)

AVAILABLE:    August 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial Audiovisual Conservator to serve as Project Director for a one year grant (with the possibility of renewal) exploring and planning workflow and large-scale digitization for preservation of and access to sound and moving-image materials from the Southern Folklife Collection (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/) in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www2.lib.unc.edu/wilson/).

The Project Director will provide overall leadership for the project; perform analysis of existing workflows and document functional requirements for new workflows; and lead in the research and planning for an integrated workflow and systems to support the large-scale digitization, description, discovery, access, and preservation of sound and moving image collections.  The Project Director will coordinate work across library departments and functional units and with other stakeholders such as outside consultants.

Under the supervision of the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) Curator and in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Conservation, the Project Director/Audiovisual Conservator will survey SFC collections for conservation and access needs and set priorities for conservation and digitization. The position will also include: overseeing of the cleaning, repair, and rehousing of physical media; working with the Library's audiovisual digitization engineers; supervising a graduate research assistant; and participating in report writing with the co-Principal Investigators.

The Southern Folklife Collection is one of the nation's foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production. We do this to advance the study and public recognition of these art forms, and support the educational, research and service missions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or MA in sound or moving-image preservation. One year direct work experience with audiovisual collections and demonstrated experience managing projects. Demonstrated knowledge of legacy audio and moving image media and a broad understanding of archival activities in an academic research library. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of current and emerging trends in the preservation of audiovisual materials.

Preferred: A minimum of two years direct work experience in the conservation of audiovisual materials. Experience managing projects that involved coordinating the work of multiple teams. Experience with cataloguing and/or archival processing, and familiarity with audiovisual copyright issues. Demonstrated ability to work with media editing software, such as Pro Tools, WaveLab, Final Cut Pro, and Avid.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/41759 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Pedagogy and Learning Design Librarian, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach, Instruction, and Public Services, the Pedagogy and Learning Design Librarian works collaboratively as part of the ROI team to provide high-quality user education and information support services.

Healey Library maintains a long-standing tradition of offering top-quality, user-centric education and support as a key component of the intellectual and scholarly community at a research-extensive public university. As the Pedagogy and Learning Design Librarian, this person serves as an instructional design consultant in helping the ROI team reimagine and redesign our library instruction sessions so that the focus is always on inquiry-guided active learning, student engagement, and student-centered pedagogy.  The Pedagogy and Learning Design Librarian works behind the scenes to help us design better classes. This improvement process may happen in one-on-one meetings, team meetings to workshop upcoming library instruction sessions, or independently by the Pedagogy and Learning Design  Librarian, who will then "train the trainer" to instruct ROI librarians in how best to implement these new approaches. The incumbent also coordinates our efforts to create a library of reusable lesson plans, learning objects, and assessments, all built around programmatic information literacy goals, so that these transformative pedagogies and practices may be easily reworked and reused for many different situations. Additionally, the Pedagogy and Learning Design Librarian teaches information literacy instruction sessions, provides research and reference support to the UMB community, and provides additional user support functions that allow Healey Library to maintain a responsive, agile, user-centered approach to connecting library users with high-quality resources and efficient and effective research strategies.

Healey Library prizes innovation and creativity in providing library services, and ROI librarians are expected to explore, experiment, and innovate both in their own work and through collaborative practice with the ROI team.  ROI librarians keep each other apprised of educational technologies, innovative teaching practices, service ideas from other universities or libraries, and ideas for engaging in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of the services offered. ROI librarians participate in assessment initiatives, technology pilots both within the library and sponsored by the information technology department, and collaborative practice based on idea generation and idea sharing, with the understanding that these ideas may be generated and shared among the ROI team, among other library departments, among other departments and programs across campus, or even among colleagues at different schools and colleges.

ROI librarians maintain membership in relevant professional organizations and participate in regular and ambitious professional development opportunities both through local and national conference and meeting attendance, and by sharing ideas and scholarship with the UMB community and beyond through publications and presentations.

 

Required qualifications:

A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA- accredited program or equivalent. Knowledge of information literacy theories and practices. Strong grounding in pedagogy and learning theories. Innovative and creative approach to teaching and learning. Ability to train staff, students, and colleagues in various pedagogical approaches. In-depth knowledge of the instructional design process. Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student- centered environment. Commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. In-depth knowledge of the research process and with evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. High competency and comfort level with wide range of educational technologies and productivity software.


Preferred qualifications:

Second Master's degree. Professional library public service experience. Classroom teaching experience.  Experience with course and learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Canvas. Experience in creating online learning objects, including tutorials, videos, and instructional guides.

 

To apply:

 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references:

 

https://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48320  

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Cataloging Internship - Summer 2014, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston MA

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has continuously collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture, and history and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for over 185 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

State Library internships are unpaid but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Internship Description

The Technical Services Department is offering an internship this summer for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining a deeper understanding of cataloging by applying the skills and knowledge gained in LIS416 in a practical library setting. The internship will focus first on editing existing AACR2 cataloging records for a series of Carnegie Institution of Washington publications. Then the internship will focus on original RDA cataloging of electronic state publications. 

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the summer, with the possibility of extension.

During the internship you will:

∙ Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)

∙ Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (AACR2, RDA, and MARC)

∙ Edit existing cataloging records for monographs

∙ Create original cataloging records for monographs

∙ Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials

∙ Reshelve the materials that you have cataloged

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@state.ma.us

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Web Applications Developer, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Storrs CT

DESCRIPTION

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research seeks a Web Applications Developer to work in a collaborative team environment applying expertise and knowledge of web development and management techniques to design, develop, analyze and maintain effective web-based applications. The position will be involved in all stages of software/website development including conceptualization, development, testing and implementation and necessitates a thorough understanding of the full Software Development Life Cycle. This includes requirements definition, prototyping, detailed design, coding, testing, deployment, and support of the day-to-day operation of production systems. This is a hands-on, onsite position, requiring solid design and coding skills and strong technical communications. The successful candidate will have experience implementing effective solutions to a variety of challenges in design and coding, functionality and usability, scalability and optimization. S/he is able to function independently and produce results that meet standards of quality, timeliness and acceptability with minimal supervision and general direction and works as a team player, providing ideas and support to peers and the development team leadership.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Participate in the requirements analysis, design, and development of web/mobile applications according to industry standards and best practices
      •          Code, test, debug, and document applications, and enhance existing applications to ensure that production systems continue to meet user needs
                
        Develop and manage unit tests and the testing process to test software functionality and prove design
      •          Contribute to the development of high level system architecture documents and detailed design specifications to serve as a guide for system/application development
      •          Provide estimates for work required to be completed based on user requirements
      •          Lead technical development on some projects
      •          Maintain basic understanding of industry application development best practices, tools, programming languages and techniques
      •          Produce documentation related to design and implementation work
      •          Maintain code storage, version control and project documentation
      •          Select and utilize appropriate software languages, frameworks and platforms for new and existing projects
  • Build web-based applications, both front-end (UI/UX) and back-end (services)


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  •          Bachelor's degree in computer-related field and at least one year of programming experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  •          2+ years hands-on experience with server-side web,  MVC development, SOAP, ReST web services
  •          Solid knowledge of development methodologies and project life cycle
  •          Demonstrated experience with Web-database middleware development and languages, such as PHP, ColdFusion, etc.
  •          Strong programming skills in PHP, JavaScript/JQuery, and open source technologies such as Wordpress, CakePHP, SOAP/ReST Webservices, JSON, XML, Ajax, etc.
  •          Demonstrated abilities in analytical reasoning and logical problem solving and a high attention to detail
  •          Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  •          Ability to work independently


Preferred Qualifications:

  •          Job history indicating growth and development in the field
  •          Ability to juggle multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
  •          Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL)
  •          Working knowledge of security issues within a web application environment
  •          Experience in managing web, file, and application server environments
  •          Excellent knowledge of object oriented programming
  •          Experience using version control software such as Subversion or Git
  •          Experience in Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques
  •          Experience in developing for WordPress or Joomla CMS
  •          iOS and/or Android development experience
  •          Prior experience with MVC frameworks, CakePHP preferred
  •          Knowledge of user experience design and evaluation methods
  •          Understanding of subject indexing and classification including metadata schema

 

To apply, Please apply online using Husky Hire to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Apply for this position.

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Access Services Librarian, NYC College of Technology, New York NY

This librarian will supervise or coordinate services including circulation, stack maintenance, reserve operations, and networking or ILL arrangements with cooperating libraries. She or he will also be assigned reference responsibilities and participate in managerial support activities. As a member of the library faculty at City Tech she or he will have the opportunity to develop expertise across a broad range of library operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a doctorate or second masters is required.

- Excellent communication, organizational, technical, and supervisory skills
- A track record of library accomplishments over a minimum of three years
- Experience supervising student or other part-time workers
- Experience working with librarians, support staff, and other offices
- Familiarity with the Aleph system, especially the circulation and cataloging modules preferred

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Click here.


Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes begin 5/12/2014.

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Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Superior, Superior WI

ATTENTION:

UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.

JOB DETAILS:

POSITION: Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian
(Jim Dan Hill Library, with co-appointment in Department of Writing & Library Science)

Position: Tenure track library position as Information Literacy Librarian in the Jim Dan Hill Library, with [co-] appointment in Library Science within the Department of Writing & Library Science. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with rank of Assistant Professor, reports to the Director of the Library and participates in the Writing & Library Science Department.

DUTIES:

  • Plans, implements, coordinates and teaches instruction sessions across the curriculum that develop information literacy skills according to current and emerging standards; 
  • Uses active learning pedagogy within courses, including course-integrated one-shots, embedded instruction, and workshops; 
  • Assesses information literacy instruction, and uses the results to strengthen the program; 
  • Collects and compiles meaningful library instruction data and prepares reports; 
  • Works collaboratively with faculty to design and integrate information literacy into the curriculum, including Writing Across the Curriculum, First Year Seminars, General Education, Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creativity Activity (URSCA), and graduate programs; 
  • Keeps current in new teaching, learning and technology movements and examines their applicability to library services; 
  • Develops online learning resources that apply current educational technologies and communication tools in an academic setting; 
  • Provides in-person and virtual reference assistance; 
  • Works collaboratively with librarians, faculty and staff on collection development for assigned liaison subject areas; 
  • Teaches semester-length courses for the minor in Library Science; 
  • Engages in an active program of teaching, scholarship and service in accordance with departmental standards for promotion and tenure; 
  • Participates in library and university committees as assigned 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA accredited masters degree by end of spring semester 2014 
  • Experience in teaching library instruction sessions 
  • Experience in providing reference service 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in and successful application of education technology to improve student learning outcomes; 
  • Knowledge and application of teaching and learning theories that include trends in higher education related to the development and assessment of student learning outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strong problem-solving skills, public service orientation, excellent interpersonal/communication skills and commitment to continuous learning 

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. S/he will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing emerging technologies in the classroom is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.

SALARY: UW-Superior offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.

STARTING DATE: June 2014

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Review of applications will begin Monday, May 5, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply on-line at UW-Careers http://www.uwsuper.edu/hr/employment/career-gateway.cfm and submit your application packet, to include:

  • Letter of application 
  • Vita 
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
  • Names and contact information of three professional references 

Internal applicants: select the internal applicant link. Registration for account not required.
External applicants: select the external applicant link and register for an account:

How to Register for a UW-Careers Account:

  1. To register for a UW-Careers account, click on the click here to Register link to create your user name and password. 
  2. Search for the #14-24 Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian position and click on the Apply Now button to submit a resume. At this time, you will be asked to complete your profile. Please select Save to continue the application process. 
  3. To submit your letter of application, unofficial transcripts, etc., you must add the document as an attachment by clicking on the Add Attachment link below the Cover Letters and Attachments box. 
  4. Clicking on the Next link, please complete the required Online Questionnaire. 
  5. After the Online Questionnaire has been completed, click Next again to provide contact information for three professional references, if required, in the References section by selecting the Add Reference link. 
  6. Once reference information has been listed, click on Next to complete the How did you find out about the position? section of the application process. 
  7. Once you have completed all sections, click on the Save button and then Submit button to submit your materials. 

At any time you may select the Save button to save your progress. When you have submitted your application, ability to add or change materials will not be available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact Ms. Julie Bracket by e-mail with any questions about the application process at jbracket@uwsuper.edu. For questions or clarifications about the position, please contact Interim Library Director Laura Jacobs by e-mail at ljacobs@uwsuper.edu.

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Curator of Rare Books Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Reporting to the Director of the SCRC, the Curator of Rare Books Librarian will be responsible for interpreting the rare books, contemporary culture books, periodicals, artists' books, and the printing/publishing/bookselling collections to students, faculty and other researchers. Additional responsibilities include providing access and cataloging the collections; and identifying materials for acquisition. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience: 
ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science. At least one year of professional experience teaching/interpreting rare and other book collections to students/faculty and performing original cataloging of rare books or special collections. 

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of book history and the book arts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards, and schema, including DCRM, AAT, and LCSH.
Preferred:
  • Second graduate degree in a discipline related to Temple collections such as English, History, or Art History.
  • Knowledge of RDA, METS, MODS, and FRBR.
  • Working knowledge of Latin, German, Spanish or French.
Please visit our website at www.temple.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-17752. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

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Reference/Public Services Librarian, Business Library, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

This is a 12-month (fulltime, temporary) Visiting Librarian appointment to provide in-depth and ready reference service, library research instruction, and public services in a heavily used dynamic library.  Reports to Head, Graduate School of Business Library.  The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Provides reference, library instruction, and public services in the Graduate School of Business Library.

 

Actively assists faculty, students, staff and other library users in the Graduate School of Business Library by providing reference and information service during scheduled hours using print, non-print and electronic sources as needed.  Provides assistance in additional library functions including circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves and other patron service activities.  Works effectively as a member of a small and busy team.  Maintains flexibility and prioritizes tasks as necessary in response to patron needs.

 

Scheduled to provide reference and public services in the Graduate School of Business Library primarily during the business week (Monday-Friday), with occasional evening or weekend hours to provide library instruction.  Hours will be scheduled by the Head of the Business Library with a regular schedule of 9:30-6pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30-5pm on Friday.  As a librarian within the University Library System, may occasionally be asked to help provide coverage at another campus library.  Supervises Business Library operations when the Head Librarian is not available.

 

Works closely with Head of the Graduate School of Business Library to develop and deliver library instruction to groups and individuals, and provides staff training and development in relation to business related reference materials and electronic resources.  Provides assistance in creating/developing LibGuides.

 

Maintains a current awareness of both national and international trends in librarianship.

 

Maintains active knowledge of the academic and research programs related to the Graduate School of Business Library.

 

Participates in professional activities as appropriate.

 

Provides reports as required.

 

Performs other duties as required.

 

 

Required:

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.  Demonstrated experience with online catalogs, internet searching, research databases, social media and LibGuides (or a similar tool).  Effective organizational, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.  Ability to teach complex concepts and conduct instruction sessions, occasionally with minimal time for preparation.  Ability to communicate effectively and work with faculty, students, and library staff of diverse backgrounds.

 

Preferred: A degree, coursework, or experience in a business related area.  Experience in teaching/instruction.

 

 

 

Salary: $34,000/year minimum, depending on qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits package including medical; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

 

 

To apply, email letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references to:

 

William K. Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

University Library System

Email:  gentz@pitt.edu

 

Applications received by May 2, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

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Library Director, Long Library, Wells College, Aurora NY

Wells College seeks a Library Director for Long Library. The Director is responsible for the planning and administration of all library operations and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership for all functions of the library, program development and evaluation, staff supervision, and budget oversight. This position provides insightful leadership and acts as a catalyst for the creation of new services and program initiatives. The Library Director participates in outreach, marketing and collaboration by serving on college committees; participating in local, regional, and professional organizations; and representing the College at professional conferences. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of professional library experience with at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, common sense, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A second master's degree in a subject matter, technology-related field or management is preferred as is experience with instruction, library management systems, and successful grant applications. The detailed position description with responsibilities and qualifications outlined can be found on the College's employment page.

Wells College, located on the shore of Cayuga Lake, was established as a women's college in 1868 and became coeducational in 2005. The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Wells College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and
names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in one PDF) to wellsjobs@wells.edu with Library Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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Associate Dean for Learning Resources, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN

ASSOCIATE DEAN - Department of Learning Resources - Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.  Responsible to the Dean of the College of Medicine for the administration of the medical library, biomedical communications and educational technology; leads faculty and staff in planning all functions of these units; reviews the library collection for adequacy for new course proposals, program reviews, and accreditation; provides assessment data to the Dean for planning and goal-setting. Minimum Qualifications: MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program; a record of progressively increasing administrative and managerial responsibility in academic or health sciences librarianship, excellent communication skills. Faculty rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

Minimum: $110,000. AA/EOE.  


jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53704 Contact: Barbara Sucher: sucher@etsu.edu

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Associate Director for Library Services, Tufts University, Medford MA

Department Overview:

Since 1933, The Fletcher School has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, business and non-governmental organizations with strategic cross-sector networks. Through our ongoing commitment and rigorous approach to advancing world knowledge through research and scholarship, we continue to inform and build bridges to meaningful global solutions. The primary community is composed of approximately 45 full-time faculty and 600 students enrolled in a range of Masters and Doctoral programs.


The Information Services Department at The Fletcher School encompasses library and technology services, and is an important and engaged partner in teaching, learning and research. Information Services manages both the Edwin Ginn Library and Fletcher's information technology environment (IT) with local staff and through collaboration with other school, campus and university departments. The Edwin Ginn Library of The Fletcher School is one of the largest specialized libraries in the field of international affairs. The library's collection of primary and secondary reference and research materials has been developed with attention to the content of The Fletcher School curriculum and the research interests of students and faculty. The library contains over 120,000 volumes, including 270 current periodicals and serials. The Tufts University Libraries share over 30,000 electronic publications and databases. Information Services staff thus support a full range of research and information needs for graduate students, faculty and staff of The Fletcher School. Fletcher's IT includes faculty, staff and student computing, AV/IT units in all classrooms, a 25-seat computer lab and public research computing in the School complex.


The department strives to maintain an environment where every aspect of scholarship is supported by a non-discrete spectrum of services. Information Services works to create a continuous information service where consultation, spaces and collections that are traditionally considered "library" or "classroom" or "information" or "software" or "hardware" are visible and yet the categories are invisible. In addition, the department provides the Fletcher community with information services that anticipate needs, seamlessly deliver resources on demand, and leverage Tufts' collective resources. Ginn Library and IT services also works to: 1) maximize user space within our crowded complex; 2) increase the visibility, alignment and quality of information services; and 3) reinforce the continuum of information services.

Position Overview:


The Associate Director for Library Services (ADLS) reports to the Director of Ginn Library and Information Services, and directly supervises 4 public services and collections staff. The ADLS works with the Director and the Associate Director for Information Technology (ADIT) to frame services and coordinate communication with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students; supervises, directs and sets priorities for library services with staff; and works in support of Information Services' mission and goals. Incumbent assesses community needs in the context of strategic planning. Coordinates and drives continual improvement in services and collections. The ADLS manages relationships with Tufts library staff and departments, and advocates for Fletcher needs with various service providers at Tufts. Leads information literacy efforts for the Fletcher community and collaborates with other Tufts divisions to develop, promote and provide information instruction. Collaboratively provide library reference and instruction services at Fletcher. Develop strategies and materials to support Information Services functions, in both print and electronic form, participate in collection development in all formats, and provide library outreach to the Fletcher community. The ADLS also identifies ways to use new technology to enhance research, teaching and learning through library resources within the Fletcher community.

The ADLS serves as a consultant to The Fletcher School community on library issues in support of all aspects of teaching and research. Works with Director and the ADIT to oversee budgets for Information Services collections and operations. Represents Fletcher on library-related committees and projects at the campus and University level. Maintains a strong awareness of current library and educational technologies and resources and their application to teaching and learning.

Basic Requirements:


• Master's in Library and Information Science, or equivalent
• Five (5) years in a professional librarian position, or equivalent
• Strong familiarity with user-facing library technology and interfaces.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Supervision of direct reports who are not student workers
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks

 

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience supervising staff in a professional setting. Significant professional experience in an academic library and/or business information setting, including specialized experience with electronic resources for international relations, business and law. Experience developing and delivering instructional materials and web content. Understanding of ongoing developments in information services and academic technology. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office; and web content management, design and usability.

 

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional early mornings, weekend and evening hours, including attendance at occasional library events.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/3dnmnk5

 

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Interim Director, Public Library, Northeast MA

Position Title:  Interim Director                                                                       

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for an Interim Director for one of our public library clients in northeast Massachusetts (Merrimack Valley area). This position will begin as soon as possible and continue for three to six months. 

 

Schedule: Full-time (35-37 hours per week). 

May include occasional evenings, as well as one Saturday per month.

 

Job Summary: Provide leadership and coordinate day-to-day operations of a public library in a small town (under 10,000 population). Schedule and supervise library staff of 5-6 people, plus volunteers. Manage budgets, order materials, and administer grants. Oversee facility. Prepare and present reports for Board of Trustees. Maintain partnerships with town government, community groups, and local businesses and promote library services within community.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program, with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible library work experience, including supervisory experience
  • Commitment to high quality customer service
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and library technology skills
  • Preferred: Experience with Ingram book ordering and Evergreen integrated library system

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/ by May 9 for priority consideration.

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Adult Services Librarian, Dover Public Library, Dover NH

LIBRARIAN II - Adult Services

(40 hrs/week; $20.68--$29.28 per hour)

 

The Dover Public Library is accepting applications for an "Adult Services Librarian". We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, customer-oriented professional to provide vision, leadership and expertise related to collections and services for adults.  This person possesses an exemplary knowledge of literature, popular media and culture, will oversee all aspects of the library's main circulation department, will supervise a part-time staff of seven, and will lead developments to enhance the library's programming and outreach services.  Position requires a multi-faceted self-starter, capable of handling multiple competing priorities while working in an often fast-paced, public service desk environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises all circulation desk functions within an automated library system (ILS).
  • Leads customer-focused management of patron concerns, requests, suggestions, complaints, and instruction.
  • Shows proficiency with automated library systems, social media and content creation tools, Microsoft Office.
  • Provides Readers' Advisory assistance.
  • Orders all non-juvenile DVDs and music CDs and participates  in print acquisitions for other adult collections.
  • Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, coaches, and evaluates assigned library assistants, pages and volunteers.
  • Provides library technology instruction (e.g. catalog, databases, eServices, downloadable books, Internet and PCs.)
  • Creates monthly newsletter, develops library displays, signage, patron information packets, bookmarks, etc.
  • Schedules monthly art exhibits and periodic adult programming events.
  • Recommends  policy and procedure changes. Creates circulation reports.
  • Evaluates materials for weeding, replacement, repair, or withdrawal.
  • Supervises public shelving areas and storage of basement materials.
  • Analyzes space needs; maintains diverse, fresh, and attractive collections in all adult areas through creative marketing.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves minor computer and printer issues.
  • Manages Meeting Rooms' bookings and schedules, and museum pass bookings, schedules and renewals.
  • Conducts bi-monthly circulation meetings.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant new technologies and library trends.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements

  • Committed experience working with the public in a library setting.
  • Experience working with an automated library system. Open Source and/or SQL experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of print, database, and online information sources.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Photoshop Elements applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Experience working with, and instructing, customers with all ranges of technical expertise.
  • Evidence of a high degree of initiative and versatility, a committed customer-service focus, and a desire to master new technologies.
  • Working knowledge of social media and community engagement tools including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other content creation systems.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with department heads, employees, and the public and to deal with service problems courteously and tactfully.

Education Requirements

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university; at least 1 year of professional library experience with a concentration in public services is preferred, but graduate students in an accredited MLS program in their final semester are also eligible to apply. Experience with an automated integrated library system (ILS) is essential.

 

If you are committed to collaboration and wish to join a library that believes in continual improvement and exemplary customer service, your next job may be at the Dover Public Library. To see the complete job description and download the job application, go to:  http://www.dover.nh.gov/government/city-operations/executive/human-resources/employment/

Responses must be received by May 16, 2014. 

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Visiting Latin American Caribbean Collection Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) department at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an experienced Visiting Librarian with Spanish language fluency for the period of June 7 to December 19, 2014. The Visiting LACC Librarian is primarily responsible for managing daily operations, and representing the LACC to patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. The successful candidate will work closely with the LACC Head to oversee public service functions, assist in staff and student supervision, and assure the proper management of collections and services. Responsibilities focus on reference, circulation, serials control, and preservation. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Visiting LACC Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until May 22, 2014, and review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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Librarian, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Bedford & Boston, MA / Manchester NH

 

Join our ground breaking VISN 1 Team!  Head to https://www.usajobs.gov/  to create your applicant account and upload your documents and get ready to apply. 

 

We're looking for 2 relatively new librarians and/or recent graduates to join the VA New England Network-VISN 1 Team located across New England.  There are 2 positions open, one at the Boston VA Hospital that consists of 3 campuses JP/West Roxbury/Brockton.  AND the second position covers 2 medical centers, Bedford MA and Manchester NH. 

 

The Librarians will work collaboratively with top notch professionals to bring library and clinical information services to VA clinicians and researchers across the VA New England, VISN 1 Network. 

 

This is not an "old school" librarian job.  The VISN 1 Knowledge Library is a virtual resource available across the VISN inside the firewall and across the world from any computer 24/7/365.  Much of our work is virtual across the New England as well as on the ground working with clinical and research groups. 

 

The knowledge team promotes competent evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers; providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more.  The team provides virtual reference assistance, and continuously trains users to access and search resources on their own.

 

This is an opportunity to develop services, programs and collaborations with users while accessing the VISN 1 Knowledge Library consisting of 80+ databases, 8,000+ unembargoed full text journals, 20,000+ e-books, and the support of fellow professionals in the Veteran Affairs Library Network.

 

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Library Director, Rice-Aron Library, Marlboro College, Marlboro VT

Summary

The Rice-Aron Library at Marlboro College supports the research, teaching, and information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members. The library is an integral part of a vibrant learning community where students design and pursue their own courses of study in close collaboration with faculty. The library's extraordinary commitment to openness is exemplified by 24/7 access to the building; the adoption of open source systems; and initiatives to promote open access to scholarly information.

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty, the library director serves as an ex-officio member of the faculty and both leads and works as part of a small, dedicated staff in carrying out all academic library functions in support of teaching, learning, research, and community at Marlboro College. The director aligns library activities with institutional goals; prepares budgets and short and long range plans; and provides vision, guidance, and support to the library staff while actively participating in the provision of day-to-day, frontline services.

Responsibilities

  • Articulates and supports the vision, mission and strategic goals of the library and the college;
  • Manages all library operations including budget, personnel training and scheduling, instruction, archive and special collections, technology and facilities;
  • Chairs the faculty library committee and serves on College committees;
  • Works with faculty on library policies and collection development and maintenance;
  • Develops, coordinates and participates in information literacy instruction with the reference librarian and collaborative planning with the faculty;
  • Promotes the role of the library and librarians in curricular planning;
  • Contributes to outreach, promotes the college's relationship to other academic and public libraries across the state;
  • Provides assistance with circulation, research consultations, ready-reference and outreach;
  • Leads a staff of two professional librarians, one support staff member, and six student assistants;
  • Supports the professional development of library staff;
  • Takes active part in day-to-day library operations including working directly with students and faculty.

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree or international equivalent;
  • Demonstrated library administrative and management experience including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing and personnel;
  • An understanding of the central role of the library in Marlboro's unique learner-centered curriculum;
  • Ability to consistently articulate and communicate the library's mission and priorities and to implement new services and strategic directions compatible with that mission and the mission of Marlboro College;
  • Ability to provide creative leadership in the planning, implementation and assessment of library services and programs, in consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni;
  • Ability to access information resources and technological applications that support and enhance library instruction, research and services;
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication and librarianship including information literacy, copyright, plagiarism, licensing, intellectual freedom, privacy, interlibrary loan, open access and systems/technology;
  • A record of service to the profession;
  • Experience in teaching information literacy in collaboration with faculty;
  • Ability to work successfully within a collaborative and collegial environment and to foster this ability in others;
  • Personal integrity that fosters respect from all members of a diverse academic community;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application consideration begins May 12th, 2014. All applicants must apply online at https://nook.marlboro.edu/public/offices/hr/jobs/application/54 . Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a resume; a letter of application; and the names and contact information for three references.

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Various Opportunities, Guiding Ohio Online, AmeriCorps, Columbus OH

Guiding Ohio Online is a new AmeriCorps program looking for flexible, caring individuals committed to community service to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment in rural Ohio libraries. There are both part time and full time positions available throughout Ohio. To learn more, watch our introductory video and visit our website at GuidingOhioOnline.org.

 

Here's how to apply:

1. Consider, can I commit to 11 months of service? Does this program match my career goals?

2. See which libraries are participating.  If none are near me, am I prepared to move or travel?

3. Fill out an application on my.americorps.gov. The part time and full time member slots for Guiding Ohio Online are listed separately. Make sure you apply to the correct one.

4.  Next you'll receive a supplemental application. Return this to Mandy Knapp (aknapp@library.ohio.gov) by Friday June 6th for first consideration.

 

As a librarian and a former AmeriCorps member, I can tell you that the AmeriCorps experience is an invaluable one that will teach you about yourself while gaining hands-on job skills.

 

Please feel free to contact Mandy Knapp (aknapp@library.ohio.gov)  with any questions.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Boston MA or New York NY

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master's degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2014 through May 2015 are now being accepted. Applications are due Friday, May 30, 2014.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.
*Participation in advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Access to mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Access to professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences, and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master's residency programs.

For more information please visit:

NDSR Boston: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston/resident-applicants

NDSR-NY: http://ndsr.nycdigital.org

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Manager of Administration and Finance, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford MA

Basic Requirements:


• Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or accounting
• Minimum of 5 years of sustained and progressively responsible experience and decision making in the areas of administration, budgeting and facilities management in a complex organization, preferably in higher education or a large academic or public library environment
• Demonstrated analytical skills, innovative problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage confidential information
• Excellent technical skills especially related to managing financial, accounting and other quantitative data; ability to project expenditures and interpret financial data for others
• Excellent communication skills in all modalities (written, numeric, and oral)
• A commitment to working collaboratively in a team environment, to process improvement, and to creating a culture of learning among staff
• Evidence of strong service orientation


"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."


Preferred Qualifications:


• MLS/MLIS from ALA accredited institution and/or 3 years experience in libraries
• Sound knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries
• Successful supervisory experience
• Project management skills
• Expertise in anticipating the dynamic needs of stakeholders and adjusting in response to changing priorities; experience with assessment and using results to improve services and workflow efficiencies 

Please note this is a Limited Appointment expected to last for 2 years with the possibility of renewal.

 

Department Summary
Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. Administrative Services supports the library by ensuring effective and efficient utilization of the financial, facilities, and human resources of Tisch Library.

 

Job Summary
Tisch Library seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative, and dynamic leader for the role of Manager of Administration and Finance. This department head is the senior staff member responsible for departmental effectiveness. Reporting directly to the Director of Tisch Library, the Manager of Administration and Finance is a member of the senior leadership team.

 

Essential Functions:
Serves as the Library's budget officer. In collaboration with the director, prepares the annual operating budget (over $13 million), monitors the budget during the fiscal year, and oversees the balancing of all accounts and the overall budget at fiscal year end. Provides accurate and timely financial information and analysis to inform decision making and strategic planning, including understanding and managing finances related to collections and materials; reviews available information and analysis from university and school sources and interprets it for the senior leadership team in the library; and serves as primary contact for the A&S and SoE BFOs and EADs regarding financial matters. Manages the carry forward budget; ensures restricted funds are used appropriately; and assists with stewardship. Reconciles accounts for accuracy and ensures effective internal controls. Coordinates with various staff on managing the budgets for collections and executing cost sharing between Tisch and other libraries. May include management of grant applications and awards.

 

Plans and coordinates all facilities operations. Monitors overall condition of library facilities and works with the Tufts Department of Facilities and Operations to coordinate planning, maintenance, repairs, and renovation projects as needed. Ensures the integration and alignment of facilities planning with strategic directions of the library. Collaborates with other building tenants over shared spaces (e.g. special collections shelving) and advocates for entire building community.  Coordinates and responds to requests to use building facilities. Shares responsibility for building security with the Head of Access Services. Tisch Library is in the initial stages of planning for a significant renovation of user spaces. The Manager of Administration and Finance will play a key role in planning and managing future stages of the project.

 

Supervises the work of the administration staff (2.5 FTE) and manages all business operations for the library. Provides staff support as a liaison to Tufts HR and other central offices for HR related transactions and questions. Coordinates with Director on implementation of HR policies and compensation adjustments. Works with AS&E and University to effect workplace changes.

 

Serves as a member of the Director's senior leadership team contributing to strategic planning, program development and evaluation, human resources decision processes, library policies and procedures, and allocation of resources in support of the Libraries mission.

 

Coordinates library-wide statistical gathering and compilation for annual reports and reports to national and regional organizations. Collaborates with other library departments to leverage data sources to communicate the impact of library services and to identify and develop improvements to library services and facilities. 

 

Professional Development, team participation,  and other duties as assigned.

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Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor ME

Position Title: Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan
Department: Circulation
Reports to: Library Director

The head of circulation is responsible for operation of circulation services: the day-to-day
operation and security of the circulation desk, management, training and scheduling of
circulation desk volunteers, and accounting procedures for the collection of fees for damaged
and lost materials. The head of circulation is expected to generate statistical reports as
requested by the library director.

The head of circulation is scheduled to provide direct services to library patrons that will
include a variety of routine clerical and physical tasks such as circulating and processing library
materials.

The head of circulation works with the director and other department heads to formulate
circulation policies and procedures and, upon request, participate in the formation of general
library policies and procedures.

The head of circulation processes or supervises all interlibrary loan transactions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Circulation and public service

  •  Checks materials in and out using automated circulation system;
  •  Processes interlibrary loan transactions and prepares these items for courier or mail service;
  •  Coordinates delivery of reading material to shut-ins by selecting items, checking them out, and arranging for home delivery by a volunteer;
  •  Answers the telephone and redirects incoming calls as appropriate;
  •  Greets patrons and answers directional questions;
  •  Issues library cards and provides orientation to new patrons;
  •  Collects cash and personal check transactions;
  •  Prioritizes the flow of materials for return to the shelves;
  •  Assists the public in the use of the printer and refills printer paper as needed;
  •  Assists the public in the use of the photocopier, refills paper as needed;
  •  Assists the public in resolving complaints about circulation problems, referring to the director as needed;
  •  Interprets library policies to the public, referring to the director as needed;
  •  Prepares overdue notices;
  •  Prepares bills to patrons for lost or damaged material ;
  •  Prepares bills and correspondence related to interlibrary loan material from and to other libraries;
  •  Maintains records related to billed and claimed returned items;
  •  Prepares documentation for recovery of delinquent accounts;
  •  Identifies materials in need of cleaning, repair, or withdrawal and transfers them to appropriate volunteers;
  •  Oversees large print collection, including weeding and suggestions for purchase;
  •  Schedules bookings for meeting room use and provides orientation to the facility and equipment;/li>
  •  Forwards patron requests for purchase of materials to library director;
  •  Assists with opening and closing procedures throughout the library;
  •  Maintains the appearance and order of the circulation desk, interlibrary loan workspace, and the adult stacks, including the Great Room and Reading Room.


Management

  • Encourages a friendly and organized service environment;
  • Monitors the daily operation of the online circulation system;
  • Supervises volunteers assigned to circulation area and verifies that assignments are carried out properly;
  • Prepares work schedules for volunteers;
  • Acts as library's liaison with Minerva on circulation matters and attends consortium circulation section meetings;
  • Maintains the operations manual for the circulation area;
  • Prepares and maintains circulation statistics reports;
  • Maintains inventory of circulation supplies and reports supply needs to library director;
  • Notes collection deficiencies and refers to director;
  • Makes recommendations to director for operational or policy changes to ensure the highest quality public service;
  • Consults on purchasing of equipment related to circulation services;
  • Assists the public in locating library materials;
  • Promotes appropriate behavior and conduct of those using the library;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;


ACCOUNTABILITY
The head of circulation reports to the library director and is expected to work with latitude
for independent action and decision-making in circulation matters. The library director is
responsible for hiring and termination decisions. Annual performance reviews are
conducted by the library director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. The ability to work with a diverse public in a friendly,
  • diplomatic manner is essential. Experience in clerical work of a responsible nature is expected, with accuracy and attention to detail essential.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating
  • performance and maintaining morale is expected.
  • Computer skills are essential as the position requires using the Millennium Integrated
  • Library System, Internet applications, Microsoft Office, and other computer applications associated with circulation activities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Adequate knowledge of literature, and current publishing trends.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Physical demands herein are representative of those that much be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods and work closely with patrons of the library. The employee must be capable of lifting and/or moving objects of up to 25lbs and transport loaded book carts.
  • The Employee is expected to use a keyboard, mouse, computer monitor and hand scanner in the performance of job requirements.
  •  Focused attention to detail in a busy environment is essential. 


WORK SCHEDULE

  • The head of circulation works a combination of weekdays, evening(s) and weekend hours as needed by the employer for a minimum of 28 hours per week. Every third week the department head works a Saturday for an additional 4 hours. Flexibility in scheduling is desired as additional hours are occasionally requested to cover vacation or sick time.


WAGE AND BENEFITS

  • Wage starts at $15/hr. and is conditional upon experience. Benefits available with this
  • position include vacation, sick and personal leaves, and a SEP-IRA (simplified employee
  • pension).


Please send a cover letter and resume to bbhlibrary@bmpl.lib.me.us. Attn: Timothy McFadden, Director

Beginning date: June 24, 2014

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Integrated Social Sciences Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle WA

TITLE:             Integrated Social Sciences Librarian

 

LOCATION:    Reference and Research Services

 

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and  diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

THE REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES DIVISION

The Integrated Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian and is part of the Libraries' Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, many of the sciences, and international studies. Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, the Microforms and Newspaper collection, Data Services, and the Research Commons comprise the Division. Librarians provide consultation, reference, and instruction services for their academic departments.

 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing a range of services to the online Integrated Social Sciences undergraduate degree and Evening Degree Completion Programs administered by UW Professional and Continuing Education. The librarian provides assistance to program-specific students, staff, and faculty using a range of educational techniques and technologies, and ensures that they are provided with quality reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. The librarian is an active member of the Libraries Teaching and Learning Group, and works closely with members of the Libraries' Educational Outreach Team to develop services and tools for hybrid and online instructional efforts. 

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides consultation and instruction services to students enrolled in UW's online undergraduate degree in Integrated Social Sciences in collaboration with the Social Sciences subject librarians.
  • Coordinates library service to the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion Program, including the major in Social Sciences, providing regular orientations and student consultations.
  • Creates and maintains diverse learning objects to support instruction and research, including subject and course guides (using Libguides), video tutorials, and university courseware.
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian in developing and promoting tools and services for in-person, hybrid, and online information literacy instruction.
  • Participates in staffing the Libraries' virtual reference and information service.
  • Participates with colleagues in recruiting, training, and supporting student staff who provide outreach services to students, faculty, and librarians involved in fee-based degree programs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

●        Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

●        Undergraduate or graduate degree in a social sciences area.

●        Experience or strong interest in planning and providing information literacy instruction.

●        Experience or strong interest in using online learning tools and technologies.

●        Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.

●        Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.

●        Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

●        Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.

 

Preferred

●        One to three years of experience working in public services in an academic library.

●        Demonstrated experience planning and providing information literacy instruction in a course management system or other online environment.

●        Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends, particularly as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in the social sciences.

●        Demonstrated experience working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with colleagues, faculty and students.

●        Experience with Libraries assessment projects and initiatives.

 

SALARY

$45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, June 1, 2014.

 

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

 

The University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

 

The Reference and Research Services Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/suzref  

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Preservation Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle WA

TITLE:             Preservation Librarian

 

LOCATION:    Preservation Services

 

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and  diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

THE PRESERVATION SERVICES DIVISION

The Preservation Services Division is one of three technical services divisions within Resource Acquisitions and Description/Information Technology Services; the others are Cataloging and Metadata Services (CAMS) and Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (ARCS). Preservation is the Libraries' central preservation unit for materials in all formats. The division works with others to slow the deterioration of materials through proper housing and environment, disaster planning, and staff and user education. When needed, we perform conservation treatment to stabilize or repair materials or reformat materials to preserve their intellectual content. Preservation collaborates with other units to preserve digital content and to standardize and coordinate preservation procedures and policies across the Libraries. Our goal is to preserve and maintain the accessibility of collections for current and future use.

THE POSITION

The Preservation Librarian will manage the preservation of intellectual content from brittle volumes and obsolete media by working with other Libraries staff and a variety of digitization and format conversion vendors.  Reporting to the Head, Preservation Services, work in consultation with collection managers and preservation staff to establish priorities for treatment.  The Preservation Librarian will work with other staff to develop policies and best practices related to the preservation and reformatting of Library collections and contributes to planning and developing a digital preservation strategy for the Libraries.  

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Manages preservation reformatting activities within the Libraries, particularly managing the preservation replacement process and other outsourced projects.
  • Prepares specifications for digitization and/or format conversion, makes recommendations for selecting vendors, and acts as a technical liaison to vendors providing these products.
  • Advises staff and digital content creators on all phases of the life cycle of digital content, with the aim of long-term retention and access.
  • Assists in the development of policies and best practices related to preservation and reformatting of Library collections, including the digital content the library solicits, accepts, purchases, or creates.
  • Provides project planning and management for format conversion projects.
  • Develops and implements preservation treatments for digital materials. 
  • Contributes expertise in the creation of technical and preservation metadata.
  • Consults with other staff in Preservation and Conservation on issues related to conservation treatment before and after digitization as well as proper care and handling of collections during digitization.
  • Contributes to planning and developing a digital preservation strategy for the Libraries.
  • Contributes to grant development related to digital preservation and/or digital reformatting.
  • Provides professional advice and education to staff, interns, and other libraries and cultural heritage institutions as appropriate.
  • Assists with preservation assessment, grant programs and projects, and disaster planning.   Works as part of a team of staff supporting the preservation program.
  • Analyzes collected data, prepares reports, and researches projects for feasibility and estimates costs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent library science/information studies.
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging digital and physical preservation technologies, standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the creation and use of digital objects, including an understanding of issues related to both digitized and born-digital formats, media, and migration. 
  • Experience creating, reviewing, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially METS and PREMIS.
  • Basic knowledge of copyright and fair use as it relates to digitization and format conversion.
  • Broad understanding of preservation activities in an academic research library.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects.
  • Evidence of strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure; commitment to professional development and service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

 

Preferred

  • Minimum of two years progressive experience in the management of preservation reformatting activities and digital resources in research collections.
  • Experience with digital conversion for a variety of formats.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ongoing professional development.

 

SALARY

$45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, May 30, 2014.

 

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

 

The University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

 

The Preservation Services Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/preservation

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Volunteer, Phillips Library, Salem MA

Volunteers needed to update legacy finding aids in preparation for EAD coding. You will be working with rare and wonderful 19th- and 20th-century materials. We prefer candidates who have archival experience, but will train any graduate library student who is interested in working with these materials. There is no budget for this project, but it will be a great experience. Background check is required. Project begins in May. 

We have moved to One Second Street, Peabody, MA in Centennial Park. There is no easy public transportation from Boston to this location, so commuting by car is best.

Please send resume via email to:

 

Tamara Gaydos, CA
Manuscripts Processor
Phillips Library | Peabody Essex Museum

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K-5 Library Media Specialist, Regional School Unit #3, Unity ME

RSU 3 is seeking a Library Media Specialist for six elementary school libraries in RSU 3.

 

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • State of Maine certification for Library Media Specialist with 071 endorsement is a must, MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program required, experience at the pre K-5 grade level.
  • Applicant must also hold or be eligible for Maine State authorization/fingerprinting.
  • Highly skilled in technology and its application to the learning process.
  • Proficient in the integration of information literacy skills in a proficiency-based curriculum.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Keeps records of student use, circulation, purchases and losses; provides regular reports on the libraries as required by the administration and as needed for planning purposes.
  • Plans, administers, supervises and evaluates the library centers of 5 elementary schools, developing policies to ensure efficient operation and optimal service.
  • Takes a leading role in the preparation and administration of elementary school library budgets in conjunction with the District's coordinator of libraries and building principals.
  • Maintains an efficient system of classifying, cataloging, and circulating all materials.
  • Works with administration and curriculum leaders to ensure information literacy outcomes are a focus of instruction in our proficiency-based education curriculum.
  • Provides leadership in the integration of technology into all areas of the curriculum and the instructional practices of each facility.

 

This position will be filled upon hiring a qualified applicant.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three current letters of reference.

Visit our website at:  www.rsu3.org  for an application.

 

Mail to:

Superintendent of Schools

84 School Street

Unity, ME  04988-9734

(207) 948-6136

EOE

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Clinical Medical Librarian, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City MO

Library Services at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City MO -we are seeking a clinical medical librarian to round with health care teams, provide support to Evidence-Based Practice teams, educate residents in information literacy skills, and maintain eresources (link resolver, proxy server configuration, web site development, etc.).  Salary range is $20.21-31.32 per hour (full-time position).  Excellent benefits. 

Please apply at www.childrensmercy.org/Careers/<http://www.childrensmercy.org/Careers/>

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Head of Registrar Services, New York Public Library, New York NY

Overview:

The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City. That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old, still evolving private-public partnership. The research collections of more than 65 million items resemble the holdings of the great national and university libraries, and the community circulating libraries, with more than 7.5 million items, resemble classic American municipal libraries.

 

The Division supports the mission of the New York Public Library by preserving both the artifacts that make up its rich collections and the intellectual record they contain in order to ensure their long-term survival and access for current and future generations. A wide variety of preservation and access activities are performed in the Division's program areas, which consist of Collections Care, Field Services, Conservation Treatment, Preservation Reformatting, Audio Preservation, and Moving Image Preservation, as well as the Registrar's Office for collections, exhibitions, and loans. Commercial library binding is a shared library responsibility, as is digital preservation program development.  For more information, see http://www.nypl.org/preservation.

Responsibilities:

The Head of Registrar Services (HRS) manages robust programs for special collections movement, internal exhibitions, and outgoing loans. The HRS provides registrarial support services to New York Public Library (NYPL) research sites and manages geographically distributed operations.  With vision, flexibility and openness to innovation, the Head of Registrar Services leads the transformation of a well-established, museum-like operation into an overarching Library collections management program. 

 

The Head of Registrar Services is a member of the Preservation Management Group and reports to the Assistant Director for Preservation. Regular travel between NYPL locations is required. 

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and ensure the prioritization, scheduling, tracking and safe movement of special collections items throughout NYPL sites--whether for exhibitions, conservation, reformatting, processing, or other purposes--and under deadlines. Manage secure storage of these in-transit collections.
  • Oversee incoming and outgoing exhibition loans items and related procedures, including arrangements for packing, shipping, customs, storage, condition reporting and record keeping.
  • Prepare budgets for each exhibition and loan relating to staffing, packing, transportation, storage, fine arts handlers, and supplies.  
  • Provide reports, statistics, and cost evaluations for the unit as needed.
  • Supervise associate/assistant registrar(s), loan administrator(s), and support staff.
  • Collaborate closely with staff from: Education, Programming and Exhibitions; Conservation Treatment; curatorial units; Logistics and Distribution; and Communications and Marketing.   
  • Coordinate with external service companies involved in incoming and outgoing exhibition loans, i.e., transport and crating companies, customs brokers, and freight forward agents.  
  • Work with the Procurement and Risk Management Office regarding the Library's collection insurance policies and insurance brokers.  
  • Negotiate insurance coverage and premiums with fine arts insurance brokers.
  • Collaborate with the Counsel's Office to review exhibition and loan contracts that bear on the work of the Registrar's Office.
  • Manage the development of the Library's registrarial tracking database/system(s) as well as maintain existing systems.
  • Collaborate with the Preservation Division on its varied staff and public outreach efforts.
  • Working with the Assistant Director for Preservation, review program and plan for future needs.
  • Establish Registrar's Office goals and priorities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in museum or library studies, museum or arts administration, preservation of cultural property, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional and supervisory experience in registration/collections management in an AAM-accredited museum, major library, or related cultural institution.
  • Knowledge of current preservation practices for library, archival and museum collections.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, ethical and risk management issues surrounding cultural organizations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of best practices for tracking, handling, packing, transporting, and storing all types of collection formats held by cultural organizations.
  • Vision, flexibility and openness to innovation.
  • Excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, with the ability to set priorities, multi-task, facilitate complex scheduling, and complete work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated technology skills, including proficiency in collections and business management software.
  • Ability to work in a complex and changing environment.
Work Environment:
  • Office environment
Physical Duties:
  • Some lifting
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm
Eveings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change

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Historic Curatorship Program Project Manager, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Boston MA

Duties:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position Regional Planner III.

The Historic Curatorship Program Project Manager is responsible for carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities relative to DCR's historic resource management activities including, but not limited to providing project management support for the Historic Curatorship Program, a leasing program of underutilized historic properties under the control of DCR. The program preserves state-owned but unused significant historic properties by seeking outside parties interested in exchanging skills and sweat equity for a long-term lease. The program has preserved 20 historic properties since 1994, representing an outside investment of over $16 million. Reuses must be compatible with the historic and natural character of the resource and the park and proposals are evaluated based on experience in rehabilitating historic properties, the feasibility of the proposed reuse, proof of sufficient resources and level of public benefit.

Act as Project Manager in the planning, implementation and monitoring of historic preservation projects including coordination of all policies, procedures and activities related to the Historic Curatorship Program; and participate in other assigned capital projects, management plans and other initiatives involving projects with a cultural resource component.

Assist the Program Manager in the prioritization and planning for projects related to properties eligible for the Historic Curatorship Program, with the overall goal of stabilizing threatened properties, or performing improvements which will make a property more marketable to a future Curatorship partner; review and comment on rehabilitation plans and projects to ensure compliance with historic preservation standards

Coordinate reviews with Office of Cultural Resource staff, including the DCR Archaeologist, DCR Engineering Staff, DCR Legal Staff, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, State Building Inspectors, MA Architectural Access Board, local historic commissions and any other pertinent regulatory authorities. 

Conduct annual or biannual inspections of existing Historic Curatorship properties to ensure compliance with leases, specifically compliance with rehabilitation and maintenance requirements and adherence to historic preservation requirements including MGL Ch. 9, §26-27C and rehabilitation, as well as all other pertinent state and local regulation; document all Curator activity, including annual investment and update the progress of any rehabilitation and maintenance projects; 

Prepare conditions assessments, and provide recommendations and cost estimates for eligible Historic Curatorship properties for use in the production of Requests for Proposals for new Curatorship solicitations.

Develop scopes and contract work related to the evaluation, stabilization, rehabilitation and maintenance of DCR historic properties; oversee solicitation, evaluation, selection, management and payment of contractors and consultants on evaluation, design and construction projects for Historic Curatorship Program properties and other historic properties, including partnership grant projects; research historic records, previous engineering reports and planning materials to aid in the development of stabilization and rehabilitation planning 

Assist Program Manager in other program activities, including evaluating new properties for inclusion in the program, soliciting new properties for proposals and coordinating public benefit activities.

Provide support to the Resource Management Planning Staff in the preparation of the Cultural Resources section of the Resource management Plans; support includes documentation of cultural resources through research and on site GPS identification, writing narrative descriptive sections and providing management recommendations. 

Work with Office of Cultural Resource staff to develop procedures, policies, training initiatives and best management practices for the documentation, preservation and management of cultural resources throughout DCR properties. 

Provide technical preservation planning assistance to the Bureau of Planning and Resource Management and other divisions of DCR for planning initiatives concerning cultural resources and long term partnerships with outside parties.

Participate in public meetings, educational programs and presentations for DCR staff, special interest groups and the general public.

Respond to requests for information and prepare regular project updates, briefings and press releases.

Perform duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical or professional experience in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, transportation planning or land use planning, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions: 
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental sciences may be substituted for two years of the required (A) experience.* 

II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning, environmental planning, urban studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil, environmental, or transportation engineering or environmental studies may be substituted for three years of the required (A)experience and one year of the required (B) experience. 

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of three years of the required experience. Substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the theories, methods and practices of historic rehabilitation, restoration and cultural resource management that enables professional judgments to be made about the identification, documentation, protection and treatment of properties under the care or control of DCR. 
Coursework and/or training in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Construction Management referred.
Experience in the preparation of preservation planning and treatment documents, cultural resource inventories, adaptive reuse and historic review and compliance, specifically with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 9, sections 26-27C, is required. Experience in project management of construction, rehabilitation and maintenance projects, in both the design and construction phases, is required. 
Strong organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; flexibility to perform a wide range of assignments and respond the changing deadlines; the ability to work in teams and independently; tact, and good judgment. 
Strong working knowledge of computer skills, including word-processing, database management, spreadsheet applications, Powerpoint, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator and GIS applications. Experience in software and applications relevant to construction design and planning, such CAD and Google Sketchup is preferred.
Solid knowledge of land planning principles and practices, including the governing regulations, statues and agency policies. 
Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations related to grant and permit application processes. 
Ability to interact with public officials .
Ability to interpret complex laws, rules, regulations, policies, and standards. 
Ability to ascertain or project the impact of environmental and social planning and development. 
Knowledge of state real estate and procurement laws and regulations.
Knowledge of state and municipal governmental process.
Outreach and training coordination.
Strong relationships with Curators, local municipalities, state agencies and inspectional authorities.

How To Apply:

Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter and a DCR application for employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to: 

Penny Carney, Director of Human Resources 
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
Attn: Harry Pierre-Mike 

An application must be completed and returned with a resume. Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the DCR WEB site at www.mass.gov/dcr/ Once on our website, go to "Inside our Agency" and then "Employment". Links to the various types of applications are there.

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Properties Processing Archivist, The Trustees of Reservations, Beverly MA

Description:

The Trustees is looking for an ambitious, self directed individual to serve as a full-time Properties Processing Archivist at the Archives & Research Center (ARC). This position starts in May, 2014 and is expected to last 12 months, with the possibility of an extension. The Properties Processing Archivist will report directly to the ARC Manager. This individual will be responsible for the processing and accessibility of approximately 450 linear feet of currently unprocessed land conservation records and stewardship files that represent the history of The Trustees of Reservations from 1891 to the present. This position has been established to support expanded research, cultural outreach activities, and the 2015 Land Trust accreditation renewal.

The TTOR Archivist and the ARC Manager will ensure thorough training of the Properties Processing Archivist in the proper performance of their duties. Once training is complete, the Properties Processing Archivist will have substantial independence and discretion, subject to review at regular meetings with the ARC Manager and TTOR Archivist.

Duties:

The Properties Process Archivist assists in the processing of the archival collections at the Archives & Research Center (ARC).

** Assists ARC staff with the processing of over 450 linear feet of unprocessed records and files.

** Manages the documentation and digital files associated with the filing and accessibility of records and archives.

** Assists land conservation staff in the delivery of conservation records to the ARC and in the proper sorting, inventorying, storage, digital scanning, and accessibility of these records.

** Participates in meeting assignments as needed.

** Performs and reports on special studies, projects and assignments as requested.

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections 

The Archives & Research Center (ARC) is the hub of The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial stewardship. Located in Sharon, Massachusetts, the ARC provides outside researchers, Trustees staff, and volunteers access to thousands of historical documents, objects, and artifacts related to The Trustees' properties. The ARC, an energy-efficient, climate-controlled building, opened in 2008 and houses 1,500 linear feet of archival materials which document The Trustees' founding role in the land trust movement, the stories of Trustees properties across the Commonwealth, and the lives of American families from the 1600s to the present.

The Trustees' collections represent domestic furnishings, outdoor sculptures, fine and decorative arts from pre-contact to the 20th century. They include more than 30 private collections featuring exceptional pieces from indigenous Massachusetts peoples to mid-century Modern. Archival collections include works of art on paper, photographs, maps, architectural plans, garden designs, botanical specimens, manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, business ledgers, legal documents and deeds linked to specific properties and to the organization's history.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing, cataloging and applied practice.

2. Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, strategic analysis and planning.

3. Demonstrated ability to work well with a team of diverse professionals and volunteers to produce a high quality outcome on time.

4. Strength in oral and written communications and the management of multiple tasks.

5. A proven, passionate commitment to the values, mission and purposes represented by The Trustees of Reservations.

Required Experience and Education

1. MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience.

2. Experience processing manuscript collections gained through internships or paid employment.

3. Minimum of two years of experience in an archival setting.

4. Knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.

5. Strong written and oral communication skills.

6. Familiarity with PastPerfect Museum software and digital preservation is a plus.

Additional Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In addition, an offer of employment for this position is contingent upon a satisfactory CORI (criminal background) check.

Hours, Salary & Benefits This is a full time, exempt, position expected to last 12 months, starting in May, 2014, with the strong possibility of an extension. As a full time employee, the Properties Processing Archivist is eligible for benefits offered by The Trustees, including: medical insurance, disability and life insurance, vacation, sick, and personal time, and the option to participate in our 401(k) retirement savings plan.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a resume and salary requirements to Alison Bassett, ARC Manager, The Trustees of Reservations, 396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon MA 02067 or email to abassett@ttor.org. No phone calls please. 
Apply by:
May 30, 2014

 

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Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

Stony Brook University Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian

Senior Assistant Librarian/Associate Librarian

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master degree of Library/Information sciences. Master's Degree in a science or health
sciences related field. Three or more years of experience as a full-time science or health science librarian in a higher education institution.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with evidence-based practice instruction, journal club or grand rounds. Evidence of grant and
publication ability. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

Develop educational and research-related aids for researchers in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Neurobiology, the Cancer Center; Center for Molecular Medicine and Cardiology; Center for Cancer Genetics. Promote the ongoing development of the clinical medicine and biomedical sciences collections. Explore and develop new methods for supporting biomedical research at Stony Brook University and to create and support collaborative departments within the University. Provide research support through consultation, training, current awareness, and service development. Build relationships with bench researchers and clinicians through effective
participation in clinical librarian and other informational programs. Serves as the liaison to programs in biomedical research, bioinformatics, neurobiology, clinical medicine, bioengineering, and medical translational sciences. Work directly with faculty on systematic reviews, grant applications, and special projects/presentations. Assist research faculty in developing interdisciplinary collections, promote collaborative research for the Health Science and Life Science departments, assist faculty with
curation of data sets for the Stony Brook research enterprise and institutional repository.

**Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by May 20th, 2014. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale Senior Staff Assistant Library Director's Office
Melville Library, Room W-1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax# 631-632-7116

For more information see the posting at:
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c0072eafa/5b4426c9cb4a1e7685257cc100606748?OpenDocument

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Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian, John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Boston MA

United States Court of Appeals

For the First Circuit

1st Circuit Libraries

 

 

Position:  Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian

 

Location of This Position:  John J. Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

Position Overview:  This position provides professional reference and research services to judges and court staff throughout the 1st Circuit with particular emphasis on developing and promoting electronic and digital resources.  Assists in preparation of resource guides and tutorials for distribution in a variety of formats. Responsible for overseeing the production of the Libraries' electronic newsletter.  Assists with design and maintenance of the Libraries intranet web site.  Conducts training for library staff and court personnel in the use of print and online resources. Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.  Assists with Interlibrary Loan requests. Participates in daily reference desk coverage. 

 

Requirements:  Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution;  at least one year professional law library experience; proficiency in using online research systems (including LexisNexis, Westlaw and the Internet); in-depth familiarity with print and electronic legal research resources and library systems; experience with web design and electronic publishing technology. Knowledge of instructional technology and social networking applications desirable. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions and work in a team environment.  Knowledge of the federal court system and procedures helpful. 

 

Position Type:  Full Time/Temporary until September 30, 2014 with possibility of extension if funding available. 

 

Starting Salary:  CL 27/1 - CL 27/12   $50,686 - $56, 507 (Annual)

 

To Apply:       Please submit a cover memo and resume by May 5, 2014 to

                        Susan C. Sullivan, Circuit Librarian

                        1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries

                        Moakley U.S Courthouse, Suite 9400

                        1 Courthouse Way

                        Boston, MA 02210

 

No fax or email applications accepted. 

 

Additional Conditions:   All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  If hired, a fingerprint/background check is required. 

 

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Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the agricultural sciences. The Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position. Responsibilities include providing reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the agricultural sciences, as well as working closely with the Marston Science Library Chair to identify and manage digital preservation projects. A key element of the assignment is the identification of digitization initiatives related to the preservation of the agricultural record. This position is the departmental liaison for digitization and coordinates digitization projects working closely with the Digital Production Services department. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives 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 June 2, 2014, and review of applications will begin on May 19 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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Deputy Director, Greenwich Library, Greenwich CT

A great community deserves a great library and a great library deserves a great Deputy Director! Join the Greenwich Library (http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/) - and its highly talented team of professionals--as its next Deputy Director. For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community and is at a pivotal point in the implementation of its new strategic plan, "Connecting Our Community." Greenwich Library, a Library Journal "Five Star Library", proudly serves the 62,755 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library.  With a dedicated staff of 157 (93 FTE), a collection of nearly 500,000 items and a $9.2 million annual budget from public and private sources, the Library circulates 1.4 million items and hosts 745,000 visitors annually.

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich's recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts,  the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/greenwichlinks.htm).

Responsibilities. Working under the Library Director, the Deputy Director will be a member of the Library's leadership team and assist with managing the Library program, implementing policy, developing and implementing long term strategy, and launching initiatives to improve library services for the community.  Responsibilities include: supporting the preparation and monitoring of the public/private annual operating and capital budgets; managing library professional and support staff and administering personnel actions and training; recommending changes to improve operations and streamline work processes; working collaboratively to provide quality customer service; attending community and municipal meetings; promoting the strategic plan and policies to community groups, public officials, potential/current donors, and the general public; overseeing community outreach programs; coordinating  market research efforts to assess community needs and support the development of new cultural events and programs; and coordinating building maintenance and plans for library security and improvements. See the Greenwich Library Deputy Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/DDjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.

 

Minimum qualifications.  A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; eight years of related professional experience, preferably working in a union environment; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position.  Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: a working knowledge of public library administration and budget management; excellent verbal and written communication skills--including the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to board/committee members, donors, and the public as needed; familiarity with facilities management; working knowledge of library technology including integrated library systems; good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, current/prospective donors, board/committee members, staff, and the general public; and the ability to think strategically and develop objectives to achieve long-term goals.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a starting salary range of $102,700 - $128,375 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

 

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To apply, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf files to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the close date of June 6, 2014. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, June 6, 2014, for consideration as a candidate.

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Terms of Reference - Content Manager, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York NY

Terms of Reference - Content Manager

Employment type: Contract

Telecommute: Allowed

 

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is seeking energetic, professional individuals with extraordinary communication skills to manage online content.  If you are highly motivated, detail oriented, a quick learner and enjoy working with people, then we encourage you to apply.  This job is ideal for graduating/recently graduated college students with a background in Library or Information Studies.

 

Duties

The Information Services Branch (ISB) within the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is committed to operating high-quality digital information products and services for humanitarians to access essential information for better analysis and decision-making for effective action.  The Content Manager will work with the Sharepoint team to author new content, review and tag existing content and advise on user interface elements. 

Specific duties will include:

 

·         Works closely with content, product and communications teams to develop, review and update editorial content for OCHA's intranet site. 

·         Collaborates with usability experts, business strategists, and technologists to envision and design online services that deliver business value.

·         Primarily responsible for providing support in the following core areas:

o   Content requirements identification

o   Content solution design and implementation

o   Editorial standards definition and content authoring

o   Content migration planning and execution

o   Content publishing and operational support

·         Ensure content is written and presented in a format that meets user experience standards and is consistent with OCHA's information design and branding guidelines.

·         Collaborate with product team members to enhance site functionality and develop innovative ways to effectively meet client needs.

·         Actively participate and contribute to content team's creativity, efficiency and accomplishment of broad goals and policies identified by the product strategy.

·         Perform any other duties essential to content authoring or management as directed.

Required Qualifications

·         Understanding of digital enterprise solutions (knowledge of MS Sharepoint a plus)

·         Exceptional communication skills: presentation, facilitation, oral, written, listening and conflict resolution.

·         Knowledge and leadership in Knowledge Management, with expertise in taxonomy, search engine optimization and metadata strategy

·         Enthusiasm for assuming responsibility and accountability.

·         A flair for critical thinking.

·         A confident, open-minded, flexible and consultative manner.


Other Requirements

·         Starting date: As required

·         Duration: Minimum six months with possibility for extension

·         The contractor should be able to report to duty at OCHA's location in New York for initial 3 week training. Thereafter, s/he may be allowed to work from remote locations provided that s/he has the sufficient facilities to perform duties.

 

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV and a short cover letter including:

●     Availability, including possibility of working on weekends and evening shifts

●     Proposed hourly rate

to  connollys@un.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that this is a freelance contractor position, paid on an hourly basis with no additional benefits. It is not a UN staff position.

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Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield CT

We invite applications from creative, flexible, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment and a vision and enthusiasm for teaching and technology to join collegial team. The successful candidate will be hired at the Librarian II level. The position may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's instruction program. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides Reference Desk coverage. Participates in the Library Liaison program.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

MLS from ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic reference department experience required. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and demonstrated ability to plan user education programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.

 

Highly Desirable:

Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Second Master's degree in a related field.

 

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:
Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally. DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides access to 700,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building. 

 

TO APPLY:

To submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application, please go to www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Staff Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Preference given to applications received by May 15. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Robert H. Goddard Library, Clark University, Worcester MA

Clark University is seeking a highly motivated, detail- and service-oriented individual who will oversee our Library's acquisitions and the staff and workflows of this unit. S/he will be responsible for recording and reporting on all related financial activities. S/he will need to be creative and progressive in thinking about how we acquire and deliver content given changes in scholarly communications. This position reports to the Head of Collections Management.
 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:   overall coordinating and managing of the acquisitions of library resources in all formats; supervising daily operations of acquisitions and serials staff; compiling, monitoring, managing, reviewing, analyzing, and reporting the expenditures and financial reporting for the Library acquisitions budget of over $1.5 million; processing invoices and resolving problems with outstanding orders and bills; reconciling acquisitions funds with university budget lines; serving as the primary vendor contact for these activities.  Liaisons with academic department staff and faculty.  May also carry additional responsibilities in reference and collections services.

Requirements include:  ALA accredited master's degree; minimum of one year of library experience with acquisitions or similar purchasing duties in a business environment; knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions, including fund accounting; excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and set priorities; effective analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal skills; well-organized and detail-oriented;

Preferred qualifications include: previous supervisory and academic library experience; experience compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision-making; proficiency using an integrated library system (Voyager highly preferred), particularly the Acquisitions module, especially the ledgers section; experience with bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC and YBP's Gobi; demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to both to collaborate and to work independently.

 

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: <resumes@clarku.edu> or mail to Human Resources Office, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610.

 

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

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Library Director, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol NH

The Minot-Sleeper Library seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work in a team environment to provide leadership and direction for our small, rural community library. This 40-hour per week position is primarily administrative and involves responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a staff of 3 and a dedicated group of 15-20 volunteers.

The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance. The right candidate will have library work experience, strong knowledge of and skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, strategic planning, and strong organizational skills.

A Bachelor's degree in Library Science or related field and 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology and finance. An MLS from an ALA accredited program and knowledge of public library services, operations, and collections preferred.

A background check will be required as a condition of employment. Submit a letter of interest and resume to Minot-Sleeper Library, Attn.: Wendy Costigan, 35 Pleasant St., Bristol, NH 03222. For a complete job description, please visit our website at, www.minotsleeperlibrary.org or email librarian@townofbristolnh.org. Applications will be accepted through May 16, 2014.

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Marketing & Communications Associate, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Marketing & Communications Associate to assist in all internal
and external communications efforts on behalf of the Boston Public Library. Help in raising the profile and enhancing the
reputation of the Boston Public Library system and its services to the people of Boston and the Commonwealth.

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over
3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps,
manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through
its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and
digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart,
Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world.
Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural
groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and
computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a
board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

Competitive benefits. Salary: $49,101 - $66,233 DOQ

Qualifications

1. Education - Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, or Marketing from recognized college or university.
Graduate degree in related field preferred.

2. Experience - Two years or more experience in marketing or communications role.
Technologically advanced; expert user of Microsoft Office and social media. Demonstrated experience with
digital photography, digital video editing; basic photo editing and resizing. Superior writing skills, editing skills,
and attention to detail. Strong portfolio illustrating examples of work. Ability to successfully manage several
demanding projects simultaneously and identify priorities in fast-paced environment. Self-motivated with
exceptional follow-up on assignments.

Requirements
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp.

Deadline for application: May 9, 2014

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Library Director, Waltham Public Library,Waltham MA

Qualifications include:  Master's Degree in Library Science; seven years of public library experience, with at least three as director or equivalent, or 5 years as a professional librarian; excellent public relations, written communication and public speaking skills; strong budgetary and financial management skills; record of effective staff management, with demonstrated commitments to customer service and ongoing professional development; a command of issues relating to library technology; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, collective bargaining experience a plus.

 

The library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its programs, including:

  • assisting the Board of Trustees with long-range planning, policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources;
  • developing annual operating and capital budgets;
  • organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of all collections;
  • designing and implementing services and programs for customers of all ages;
  • overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds;
  • serving as ex-officio board member to the Friends of the Library, working closing with Friends on fundraising, programming, and community outreach.

(Please see the complete job description and long range plan at waltham.lib.ma.us/trustees.)

 

35 hours per week, excellent benefits.     

Starting salary: $84,823 

Deadline to apply:  May 30, 2014              

Anticipated start time: mid-October

 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug & alcohol screening and background check and must sign a Rule 35 disclosure.

 

Qualified candidates should submit

 

Mary Gullotti

Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Assistant Reference Librarian (Part time), NHTI, Concord NH

ASSISTANT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (LIBRARIAN I)

Position #C2R00118

 

NHTI, Concord's Community College seeks a part-time (25 hours per week) professional, as part of the Reference Team, to deliver exemplary library reference and research services focusing on a strong customer service philosophy, anticipating user needs. This position reports to the Head Reference Librarian at NHTI, Concord's Community College.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans; Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources; Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids; Customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services; Strong creative, technical, and problem solving skills; Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills; fluency in a second language; Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

 

§  Salary for this part-time role is $18.24 - $21.33 hourly.

§  For a job description or to complete the REQUIRED CCSNH Application, please visit http://www.nhti.edu/community-visitors/employment-nhti

 

CLOSE DATE: CCSNH applications for this role will be accepted until filled.

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Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach, Instruction, and Public Services, the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian works collaboratively as part of the ROI team to provide high-quality user education and information support services.

 

Healey Library maintains a long-standing tradition of offering top-quality, user-centric education and support as a key component of the intellectual and scholarly community at a research-extensive public university. In serving as the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian, this person plays a critical leadership and strategic role in directing the expansion of our online instructional efforts in the university libraries. This Librarian plays a key role in helping us build online instructional content that can be used both with learners who are located on campus and with students, faculty, and staff who are not physically on campus. This instructional content might be prepackaged content from library vendors, such as Credo and Imagine Easy, content developed in-house through various web tutorial authoring platforms, or some combination of the two approaches.

 

In addition to implementing new technologies and pedagogies, the Librarian will work closely with university faculty, administration, IT staff, and other stakeholders to integrate online learning and assessment into the UMB curriculum. This position also provides core ROI services, such as providing reference and research assistance, teaching information literacy instruction sessions, and other functions that allow Healey Library to maintain a responsive, agile, user-centered approach to connecting library users with high-quality resources and efficient and effective research strategies.

 

Healey Library prizes innovation and creativity in providing library services, and ROI librarians are expected to explore, experiment, and innovate both in their own work and through collaborative practice with the ROI team. ROI librarians keep each other apprised of educational technologies, innovative teaching practices, service ideas from other universities or libraries, and ideas for engaging in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of the services offered. ROI librarians participate in assessment initiatives, technology pilots both within the library and sponsored by the information technology department, and collaborative practice based on idea generation and idea sharing, with the understanding that these ideas may be generated and shared among the ROI team, among other library departments, among other departments and programs across campus, or even among colleagues at different schools and colleges.

 

ROI librarians maintain membership in relevant professional organizations and participate in regular and ambitious professional development opportunities both through local and national conference and meeting attendance, and by sharing ideas and scholarship with the UMB community and beyond through publications and presentations.

 

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA - accredited program or equivalent. Two-three years professional, post-MLS experience. Knowledge of information literacy theories and practices. Strong grounding in pedagogy and learning theories. Experience and expertise with a vast array of educational technologies and web authoring tools, including tutorial software and learning management systems. Ability to train staff, students, and colleagues in educational technologies, software, and programs. Experience in creating online learning objects, including tutorials, videos, and instructional guides. Experience with synchronous and asynchronous online learning theories and practice. Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student - centered environment. Commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. In-depth knowledge of the research process and with evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Second master's degree. Classroom teaching experience. Assessment experience. Experience in managing vendor relationships. Outreach experience to faculty, students, and staff in an academic environment.

UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer

 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references: http://umb.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48312

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Library Director, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Salary: $68,000 - $82,000

            Benefits include health, dental and life insurance, and matching 403b plan.

 

Starting: December 1, 2014

 

Rutland Free Library, a progressive public library serving five communities in the Green Mountains of Vermont, seeks a dynamic new Director. He or she will bring a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, a vision of the new roles and services of a 21st century library, and inspirational leadership to effect continuing positive organizational change.  The ideal candidate will have:

 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and five years of professional experience

 

  • Successful record of increasing responsibility for coordinating quality library services, developing diverse collections and programming, and staff development

 

  • Experience in strategic planning implementation, fund raising, and special project development

 

  • Ability and commitment to collaborate with a wide range of community partners and an active Board of Trustees

 

  • Proven administrative, supervisory, and fiscal management skills

 

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to searchcommittee@rutlandfree.org or Search Committee, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, VT 05701

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Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

The Portsmouth Public Library seeks an Assistant Director with the leadership qualities of passion, courage and good judgment.  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director, 4 Department Supervisors and an total staff of 36 individuals comprising 22 FTEs to deliver a high level of service to a population of approximately 22,000 people in the vibrant seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

The Assistant Director has important duties in planning, goal setting and program design and implementation.  He/she directly supervises the circulation staff and circulation processes, and works periodically on the Circulation Desk.  Along with the Library Director, the Assistant Director performs administrative and supervisory functions throughout the Library.  Duties include occasional teaching of technology-related classes to groups and one-to-one instruction in both the use of devices and in computer-based activity.

 

In Collection development, the Assistant Director is responsible for purchasing adult fiction and shares responsibility for oversight of traditional and electronic collections Library-wide.

 

The Portsmouth Public Library occupies a new state-of-the-art 39,000 square foot building that was the first municipal building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED certification.  The Library enjoys excellent community support with an FY14 budget of $1.7 million and an FY13 circulation of over 449,000.  The 135,000 item collection spans popular, research, and historical material for youth and adults.

 

The Library plays a strong role in community building for Portsmouth and the seacoast region providing opportunities for both formal and informal gathering in programs, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and a small café.

 

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, creative and entrepreneurial, and will exhibit a strong interest in serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Salary based on experience and qualifications within the FY14 range of $63,826--$79,542.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; and participation in the NH Retirement System.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three current professional references to Dianna Fogarty, Director of Human Resources, City of Portsmouth,1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth NH 03801,  603-610-7270, or apply online at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm

 

Address questions to Steve Butzel, current Assistant Director at (603)766-1711 or skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com.

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Calling Students and New Speakers, Boston UXPA Conference

Are you a student learning about UX or someone who has not presented previously at a conference? If so, consider applying for a 'Ten-Minute Talk' at the conference.

 The format is open and fluid: you can talk, present a slideshow, use props to show a point, or something different and dynamic that would be thoughtful, provocative, and stimulating to the audience. The goal is to both provide stimulating quick talks and assist people to gain experience with presenting.
 
Interested? Apply [https://upaboston.wufoo.com/forms/10-minute-talks/] by Monday April 21th at 6 pm (Boston time).

Questions? Contact Chris LaRoche at n94354@gmail.com

UXPA Boston will respond with feedback and acceptances by May 28th

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Children's Librarian, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea MA

Position:               Children's Librarian

              Department:        Library Department  

               Union:                   AFSCME                         

Salary:                  $744.26 weekly - $38,701.59 annually               

 

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers; instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs, vacation programs, puppet shows, etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional, revolving weekends. (Saturdays).Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  BS Library Science or related field, Master's degree in Library Science and Information Science strongly preferred. Duties require one to three years of library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department, City of Chelsea, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov  Application will be accepted until position is filled. 

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Text Analyst,The Sentio Group, Norcross GA

This position plays a fundamental role in fulfilling relevant content from highly diverse raw source data and transform it into value-added information that is easily vended through our products & solutions.  This is accomplished through:

  • Systematically identifying and extracting relevant information from a wide range of input documents and source data
  • Augmenting and enriching portfolio of construction project and industry information with this extracted data
  • Driving efficiencies and reducing the time required to make this intelligence available to our customers

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop advanced information extraction solutions and transforming text from a wide range of both structured and unstructured sources.
  • Develop taxonomies, text classification and  information extraction algorithms
  • Perform data extraction, transformations, cleaning, analysis, data mining
  • Participate in business discussions.  Effectively identify and convey the business implications of text analytics to technical and business audiences

Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge and experience in text analytics and content extraction
  • 2+ years of experience using SAS Enterprise Content Categorizer, SAS Enterprise Content Classifier, Temis, SmartLogic, Teragram, Synaptica or similar tool
  • 2+ years of hands on experience extracting / tagging targeted content from unstructured documents
  • 2+ years  of direct experience in metadata design and implementation
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, XML, ASCII/CSV, TIFF, METS/ALTO, PDF, and OCR a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, IT, Computer Information Systems, or related field of study/relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals. 
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development
  • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines

Salary position, great benefits and relocation can be provided.

To apply contact:

Donna Bowling

The Sentio Group, LLC

Direct   404-364-3456

Cell       404-414-6475

dbowling@sentioit.com

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Web Administrator/Instructional Technologist, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale VA

Basic Function: The selected incumbent will perform daily technical operations monitoring/troubleshooting website; assist faculty in development of professional webpages, WordPress Blogs and Blackboard sites to support student access to course materials; provide training in use of Web 2.0 technologies, hardware, MS Office suite and partner with campus administration with electronic messaging (marquee, campus CCTV systems, kiosks, etc). This person will also collaborate with unit manager to identify campus instructional technology needs and center strategic plans; provide desktop publishing if needed and serve on college/campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant field (educational technology; instructional design), or equivalent training & experience. Experience in training face-to-face and online technology.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in technical training (Web 2.0 utilities, MS Office suite, Classroom Management System, etc); ability to work with faculty/staff one-on-one or group setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet established deadlines. Must be flexible and able to participate in multiple projects simultaneously. Good time management, organizational and communication skills. Self-starter with experience producing content for the web. Ability to translate ideas and concepts into user-friendly, attractive web pages. Ability to work collegially with staff and able to direct activities of a staff. Possess solid understanding of web-specific graphic design principles. Experienced in practical applications of HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Ability to document/report on project status, requirements and deliverables. Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills to interact with technical and non-technical people at various levels. Skilled in use MS Office suite and CMS (Blackboard, etc.). Working knowledge of individual and group teaching techniques. Ability to learn new resources/tools quickly.

Base Pay: $39,486.00 - $59,037.00

Close Date: 04/25/2014

To apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8590

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Head of Research and Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries' Research and Education department. The Head will lead a team in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to
programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus and will develop outreach initiatives for targeted communities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment are required.

Salary: Minimum of $70,000 annually.

Review of applications begins May 26, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at
http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

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Library Media Specialist, Chelsea Public School, Chelsea VT

Chelsea Public School is a K-12 school of 190 students located in Chelsea, Vermont. We are committed to building a community of learners whose motto is "Learning, Community, Respect." We are seeking a full-time K-12 Library Media Specialist to join our faculty for the 2014-2015 school year. The candidate shall possess the following:

Required Qualifications: 
• A current Vermont Teacher license as a Library Media Specialist
• A minimum of 18 credits in library and information science
• Familiarity with current national professional standards accepted by the American Association of School Librarians
• Proficiency in technology and automated library systems (Follett Destiny)

Essential Duties:
• Collaboratively work with and support both students and teachers to facilitate access to information in a wide variety of formats.
• Develops and maintains policies and procedures related to the operation of the library media center (budget, acquisitions, automated circulation, technology).
• Partners with classroom teachers to design and implement curriculum in such areas as educational technology, research methods, literacy instruction and collaborative teaching.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Encourages the use of instructional technology to increase proficiency and improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
• Developmental knowledge and passion for teaching in a K-12 environment.

Qualified candidates please apply on-line at School Spring.com.

Please visit our website at www.chelsea.owsu.org. Questions may be addressed to:

Mark A. Blount
Principal
Chelsea Public School
6 School Street
Chelsea, VT 05038
(802)685-4551

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Research Intern, Avention Inc., Concord MA

General Description

Avention Inc. delivers prospect and business intelligence information on millions of companies and executives worldwide -- optimizing clients' sales and marketing efforts and assisting with business-to-business research activities. Avention (formerly OneSource Information Services) combines and organizes content from over 50 world-class suppliers and supports over 70 unique data fields, providing unparalleled data accuracy and information depth.

Avention is seeking a Research Intern for summer 2014 in our Concord, MA office. This position is primarily responsible for improving the tagging and retrieval of news and related textual content.

Job Requirements

  • Assist Content Managers in reviewing the effectiveness of text extraction and tagging across focus lists of US and global companies.
  • Intelligently construct and execute free-text searches against comparable content sets to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of automated tagging and extraction.
  • Specify and capture justification for proposed changes to company tagging profiles.
  • Assist with ad hoc research in response to sales and customer questions.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent research, data organization, and Boolean search skills
  • Ability to organize and analyze data and to clearly communicate findings to others.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with MS Office.
  • High level of comfort with a technology-driven, fast-paced environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required and completion of first year in MLS program is preferred.
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge of business information sources are pluses.

We hope you make the decision to join us by submitting your cover letter and resume to careers@avention.com.

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Scholarship, Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.


The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions.

 

There is still time for students to apply.  Visit our website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more about this opportunity.

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Call for Submissions, 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting
October 31November 4, 2014, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society. 

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on submission, including a publication template and link to the conference submission system, see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:
http://www.asis.org/asist2014/

Important Dates:
  Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials:
    Submissions: April 30, 2014
    Notifications:  June 11, 2014
    Final Copies:  July 15, 2014

  Posters, Demos & Videos:
    Submissions:  July 1, 2014
    Notifications:  July 30, 2014
    Final copies:  August 20, 2014

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Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.  As the Library's primary liaison to the Biology Departments of the Division of Biology and Medicine and CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences), the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments. 

 

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate concentrators. Along with the Scientific Data Specialist s/he is key to defining and expanding the library's role in supporting biomedical research data management. S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of Public Health), the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Physical Sciences Librarian and other direct reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach.

 

Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will provide subject-based reference services, and teach effective information management techniques for scientific research to students and researchers. The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

 

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology or other life sciences field and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a life sciences field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant field.       
  • Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services (PubMed/NCBI, Web of Science, etc.), semantic web tools (e.g. Quertle, VIVO) and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude

To apply for this position (Job # B01539), 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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Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH

For more than 40 years, OCLC and its members have been building a library cooperative and managing a computer network that creates economies of scale, enabling more and more libraries to reduce costs and share resources.

 

Now OCLC is introducing next-generation services using 21st century Web technology that will greatly amplify the power of library cooperation.  By connecting more libraries and more records, there will be more network effects and more value for the cooperative.  Some services will interconnect in the cloud through machine-to-machine interfaces.  Others will reside where they are technically most appropriate, at the local, group or global levels.

Job Requirements

This Database Specialist is responsible for performing database activities which promote the quality and growth of WorldCat.  Activities will include correcting bibliographic records using a combination of cataloging tools, learning to identify and merge duplicate records, and participating in other database maintenance activities, such as NACO work.

 

 Provides quality control for WorldCat by:

  • Identifying and merging duplicate bibliographic records.
  • Processing bibliographic change requests and error reports.
  • Processing batchload error lists and other corrections as they arise.
  • Maintaining excellent turnaround time and exercising excellent judgment in making corrections, utilizing a combination of cataloging tools (LCRIs, AACR2, RDA, Cataloger's Desktop, MARC21, etc.). 
  • Expected to work with ease with the Books Format and at least one other format, and to learn other formats on the job.
  • Detect and report errors in authority records (name, series, subjects)
  • MLS degree from an accredited library school, equivalent experience appropriate for position, or a minimum of 3 years of successful experience in the Database Technician position.
  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible library experience or other experience relevant to the position.
  • General knowledge of OCLC products and services; and experience in coordinating and directing projects.
  • Experience with library automation, including local systems and/or experience with user support.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of cataloging and classification, including practical and theoretical knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, and multiple MARC formats.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while also being able to work well in a team setting.
  • Organized and highly productive, able to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a reading knowledge of at least one non-Latin script language.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cw4c7r4

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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.


 Requires 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 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us


 
Palmer (MA) Public Library web site: www.palmer.lib.ma.us 

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Information Analyst, Business & Competitive Information, EMD Millipore, Billerica MA

The Information Analyst for Business & Competitive Information will provide in-depth research and analysis in support of business projects and initiatives. The Information Analyst partners with internal clients to understand their request, identifies the appropriate information sources, conducts a subject matter investigation, packages and delivers targeted results in an actionable format. The Information Analyst will have a Library and Information Sciences background with expertise in building and executing advanced queries in a variety of information databases.  The Information Analyst will have a solid understanding of business and financial terminology and a general understanding of the Life Sciences or related field.

 

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts science literature and business information searches.
  • Gathers, analyzes and interprets data from multiple information sources.
  • Organizes, prepares and delivers targeted results in a professional report format.
  • Interfaces with internal clients to determine research requirements.
  • Provides training to internal clients on database selection and search techniques.
  • Assists with marketing efforts to increase the department's customer base.
  • Evaluates and recommends new information sources.

 

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree or equivalent professional experience.

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 1-3 Years relevant work experience in life science/pharmaceutical/biotech company
  • Proficiency in building advanced queries to conduct effective searches in scientific and business information databases.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of information sources, such as Dialog Proquest, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pharmaprojects or Embase.com.
  • Experience using drug pipeline databases, such as Thomson Cortellis, Thomson Integrity, Citeline Pipeline.
  • Understanding of business and financial terminology.
  • Expertise in analyzing and packaging large amounts of data into actionable research reports.
  • Experience using Excel, Lotus Notes, Sharepoint, PowerPoint, and visualization software.

 

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Capacity to comprehend internal customer's requests.
  • Willingness to contribute as part of a global team working toward collective objectives.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Customer service driven with strong verbal and written communication skills.

 

ADA REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal and routine office duties

 Click here to apply

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Business Research and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Description:

The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

  • Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
  • Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
  • Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
  • Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
  • Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
  • Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
  • Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library's core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
  • At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
  • Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
  • Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
  • Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

 

Environment:

 

The Management Library predominantly serves Johnson at Cornell, which offers five MBA programs, a PhD program, and Executive Education opportunities, as well as housing several centers and institutes.  Johnson educates leaders who know how to harness the power of people to create extraordinary results for a connected world. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of Johnson, the Management Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to the Johnson community around the world. In addition to serving Johnson, the Management Library also provides business research support across Cornell.

 

The business librarians in Cornell's Management Library are members of the larger Research & Learning Services department within the Hospitality, Labor, and Management (HLM) Library. HLM serves Cornell's Industrial and Labor Relations School, School of Hotel Administration, and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The successful candidate will join a team of 10 professionals serving in HLM's Research and Learning Services department.

 

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

 

 

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

 

Application Deadline is May 16, 2014.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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Travel Awards for Underrepresented Professionals, Association of Research Libraries

ARL is offering travel awards of up to $2,000 each for five individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2014 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment, to be held August 4-6 on the University of Washington (UW) campus in Seattle. ARL hopes to encourage a diverse group of emerging professionals to engage with this growing field and hopes to expose these new professionals to the rich perspectives of practitioners regarding organizational assessment needs, research, and evaluation.


The award covers the registration fee for the main conference as well as pre- and/or post-conference workshops, air and ground transportation, and meals, up to a maximum of $2,000 per awardee. Awardees will be reimbursed for receipted expenses that must be submitted following the event.


Criteria
Awardee selection criteria include:

  • diverse representation;
  • record of strong interest in this area, demonstrated through related coursework and activities; and
  • potential to contribute to the profession by deploying and developing innovative assessment and evaluation methods and strategies.

Two or three of the five awards are reserved for current participants in ARL diversity recruitment programs. Students and practitioners with fewer than three years of professional experience are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to residents of the United States and Canada (citizenship is not a requirement).


Applications
The deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. The selection committee will be comprised of members of the ARL Diversity and Leadership Committee and the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by June 6, 2014.


To apply, submit the following documents by e-mail in PDF format to laconf@arl.org by May 30:
a statement of interest in attending the Library Assessment Conference with an indication of how you intend to participate in the event (400 words maximum);

  • a statement of financial need;
  • an indication of your eligibility;
  • a résumé or CV; and
  • a recommendation letter.

 

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STEM Librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration, San Diego State University Library, San Diego CA

San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for the position of STEM librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration. This position is open to both entry level and senior level candidates, hiring at the Senior Assistant Librarian.


Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:


● Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, as well as their centers and programs;
● Participate in science and applied science outreach programs on campus and in local communities;
● Take a leadership role in developing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
● Initiate and conduct course-related and resource-specific instruction in engineering, mathematics and science, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;
● Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming support staff to develop innovative online research tools for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines;
● Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed;
● Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines.

Required Qualifications
● ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent foreign degree;
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at
least two years' experience in an equivalent research library;
● An understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the
fields of engineering and mathematics;
● Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship;
● Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
● Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
● Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service,
professional growth, and service to the University and community;
● A commitment to fostering diversity.

Desired Qualifications
● Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
● Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff and students;
● Experience with collection development;
● Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;
● Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
● Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant with a yearly salary range of $57,084-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University's library has over 7 million items in its collections. And offers the following services: Over 800 public access computers, 24-hour study area, Media Center with multimedia computer workstations, 15,570 book requests fulfilled through Circuit and other library partnerships, and 11,190 article requests fulfilled from other libraries. For more information visit the library website at library.sdsu.edu.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and
performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

Please send letter of application; including resume and three names of professional references
with their complete contact information to: pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu


Print versions of the application packet may be sent to:

Patrick McCarthy
Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

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Part-time Floater Librarians, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for part-time Floater Librarians. Four positions are available. The
successful candidates must be available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks at various locations as assigned and will participate in reference services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting. The Floater Librarian will perform various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services. Floaters must serve in the position for a full year before being considered for other positions.

Salary: $24.49 - $33.02 per hour, DOQ. 18 hours per week.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •  Specialized subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable
  •  Knowledge of basic bibliographic tools/sources and excellent reference techniques


Requirements
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp

Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Rare Books Cataloger and Classifier II, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Organization
A leading American historian has called the Boston Public Library (BPL) one of the five great libraries of the world. Over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of twenty two million books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, prints, drawings and other items. Another eight million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to use its services and the growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitized rare books, maps and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds a First Folio by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases from all over the world. Over 10,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, literacy classes, author programs and computer training sessions are also a popular draw.

The BPL is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine Trustees appointed by the Mayor.

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Cataloger and Classifier II position. The Cataloger and
Classifier II is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description,
subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed. Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed.

Salary: $49,101 - $66,223, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In
exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of
the educational requirements.

2. Experience
Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all
formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national
standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority
control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online
and print cataloging resources and utilities.

3. Requirements
Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
OCLC Connexion client software
AACR2r
LC Subject Headings
Library of Congress Classification
Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
General Rules for Description
Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is
required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.

Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is
required.

Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed
to meet the needs of the department:

For a Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging rare
books or manuscripts. Working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards is
required. Proficiency in Latin is required. Experience handling fragile original material is required. Experience
applying the Art and Architecture Thesaurus headings is highly desirable. Familiarity with basic preservation and
conservation standards is highly desirable.

Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:
Cataloger's Desktop
Classification Web
RDA Toolkit
MSWord and Excel

Employment Requirements:
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Complete job description and application available at: www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp


Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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Colleague Connection, Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, May 2014

Calling all students who are attending the Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago this May!

 

Enhance your MLA 2014 conference experience through Colleague Connection!

 

Colleague Connection is a mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the 2014 Annual Meeting. The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the Medical Library Association and help them get the most out of the Annual Meeting in Chicago.

If you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at MLA '14! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network. Don't be left out - sign up today: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9X6NL3T

 

Those who register by Monday May 5th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Norton (nortonh@ufl.edu352-273-8419).

 

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Roger K. Summit Scholarship, ProQuest

Are You Studying Library Information Sciences? Apply for the Roger K. Summit Scholarship today!

As a member of the ProQuest® Discover More Corps, you may be interested to learn about the 2014 Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog's founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014.

This $5,000 (USD) award is presented to a student currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program anywhere in the world. It is one of the many ways ProQuest shows its support for librarianship. 

To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College MA

Wellesley College, consistently the top-ranked liberal arts college for women in the U.S., is hiring an experienced, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented Research & Instruction Librarian to join our dynamic, merged Library and Technology Services group. We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops and provides innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • In partnership with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, develops and provides support for information and technology needs related to teaching, learning, and research, with emphasis on quantitative and qualitative data use, interpretation, and management.
  • Manages reference collections for anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology; works with collections librarians on general collection development in those disciplines.
  • Provides general research support for all disciplines, including the sciences.
  • Keeps up with new technologies with a view toward their application in research and instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Some evenings and weekends are required.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; BA/BS in a relevant subject area; 3-5 years relevant experience in a public services or academic setting; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated interest and experience in developing innovative, user-centered forms of instruction; awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons' information needs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong group and analytical skills; ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Strongly desired: graduate degree in one of the disciplines supported, or closely related field; experience with using and supporting qualitative and/or quantitative data in teaching and research; demonstrated skill in technical troubleshooting.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit application materials by May 2, 2014.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/362

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Internships, Horn Book, Boston MA

Interns perform a variety of duties, most of which are clerical in nature. During the internship, interns are encouraged to explore the extensive collection of children's books in the office and ask many questions. Involvement with the production of Horn Book publications and the accessibility of the Horn Book staff provide an exceptional educational opportunity for those with a specific interest in children's literature.

Editorial interns posted with The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide assist with managing incoming books, distributing books to reviewers, shelving books in the office collection, filing reviews, maintaining the Horn Book Guide database, occasional light typing and proofreading, mailing out complimentary issues, reading and critiquing books under consideration for review, and fact-checking articles and reviews.

A design internship is also available and involves assisting Lolly Robinson (designer/webmaster) with design and scanning for the Horn Book MagazineHorn Book Guide, newsletter, and website. Prior experience with Photoshop and InDesign are useful, but not essential.

The Horn Book, Inc. offers internships for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Hours may vary according to the needs of the intern and Horn Book staff, but are generally approximately 12 hours per week. Longer hours are considered on a case-by-case basis for students who need them for school credit.

All Horn Book internships are unpaid. Applicants should have a strong interest in children's literature and should review at least one recent issue of The Horn Book Magazine before applying. Cover letter and resume should be e-mailed to Cynthia K. Ritter (critter at hbook.com).

Deadlines:
Spring term internships: November 15
Summer term internships: April 15
Fall term internships: July 15

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Advanced Referencing Services Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

Infotrieve is a global leader in information services and content management technology for businesses.  For more than 20 years we have been providing corporate information centers, R&D facilities, and legal, business affairs and product professionals in more than half the Fortune 500 with a broad array of software solutions and services.

 

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented Advanced Referencing Services Specialist with the desire to provide top-notch service to our blue chip clients.  In this role you will utilize your strong on-line search skills to conduct advanced reference work, citation verification and copyright clearance for hard-to-find documents utilizing specialized in-house and commercial databases. 

 

This is a great opportunity for an exceptional recent MLS graduate with a strong desire to work with both leading edge software and some of the most highly respected companies from a variety of industries.  This position will be located in Wilton, CT and will report to our Client Services Supervisor.

 

Responsibilities

  •          Ensure document orders are accurately matched to bibliographic records in internal databases by consulting multiple online library catalogs
  •          Perform searches across specialized databases to verify citations and update internal database information
  •          Locate source publications containing hard-to-find documents including journal articles, theses and dissertations, periodicals, conference proceedings and patents
  •          Obtain copyright permissions for hard-to-clear documents
  •          Initiate contact with publishers and vendors to fill document requests
  •          Communicate order status updates to clients

 

Requirements

  •          MS degree in library and information science
  •          2 years experience in a corporate or academic research position
  •          Proficiency using citation databases such as PubMed
  •          Knowledge of university and library catalogues
  •          Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •          Proven customer service orientation
  •          Aptitude for learning new software
  •          Strong technical background desired

 

 

How to Apply

Please visit our jobs page at http://infotrieve.theresumator.com/apply/ or send resumes and transcripts to careers@infotrieve.com.

 

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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 2014 spring 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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Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA

Job Title:Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZa-1087624

SALARY RANGE:

$82,275.00 to $106,955.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent



OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

*  Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

*  No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.
*  Background investigation may be required.
*  Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

________________________________
DUTIES:

The Librarian will be working at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA. This position is located in the Office of Education under the Deputy Director.

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Administers and manages the day-to-day function of the Library.

*        Administration of the Medical Library and Patient Health Library reference, collection development and management, selection and evaluation of information resources.

*        Provide training in search systems.

*        Responsible for collections development, organization, acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and preservation; computer and system database management; bibliographic systems, reference, and literature research services; and library management, automation and planning.

*        Analyzes, implements, reviews and recommends revisions to programs guidelines, policies and operating procedures as they relate to the Medical and the Patient Health Libraries.

*        Develops and implements corrective measures and new procedures to improve and/or expand services to include establishing criteria for expansions or enhancements of a standard classification system to accommodate special needs of a particular library, planning a new facility, or developing a major system enhancement; or evaluating the effectiveness of library programs, etc.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366741300

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Library Director, South Burlington Community Library, South Burlington VT

With the retirement of its current Library Director, the South Burlington (Vermont) Community Library seeks a new Library Director starting in July 2014.


The Board of Trustees is seeking an excited and dynamic person to take over the top leadership role at the Library which presently shares space in the high school library. The new Director will help design, build, and then manage a 21st Century library in our newly created City Center. The new Director will also need to have the strategic vision and leadership to implement cutting‐edge services, technologies, and a variety of programs for every age level. The current library's annual budget is $432,000. Other qualifications include:

  •  Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a staff of eight (8) full and part‐time individuals. Approximately 17,000 circulation transactions occur each month;
  •  Expertise in the areas of marketing and advocacy for all of the services the library provides;
  •  The ability to plan and execute a yearly budget plus extensive experience in major grant writing;
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to engage the Board of Trustees, city government, Friends of the Library and the community at large to build effective partnerships for the benefit of all.

Education: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA‐accredited institution


Experience: Five years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience


Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with an excellent benefits package


South Burlington is a thriving and dynamic community of over 18,000 residents in northwestern Vermont. The city borders Lake Champlain and has numerous public parks and a beach and is a short drive from Montreal. One of the anchors of the Burlington metropolitan area, we are currently developing a City Center from the ground up that will feature the Library as one of its primary attractions.


To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
South Burlington Library Director Search
c/o Human Resources Dept.
575 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403


You may also email these documents to: jladd@sburl.com


Please include Library Director Position in the subject line of the email. This position will remain open until filled. Deadline for applications is May 9, 2014.

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Acquisition Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

Job Description
Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented library faculty colleague for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Applicants should be eager to apply excellent technical and interpersonal skills to manage acquisitions operations within the Acquisitions/Serials Department. The successful candidate will coordinate the daily operations related to ordering, receiving, and processing of all library materials regardless of format. This librarian will be responsible for monitoring and expending the Library's approximately $1.7 million materials budget. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating acquisitions specific functions of a highly motivated unit responsible for the acquisitions of library materials, regardless of format, including firm orders, standing orders, and subscriptions.
  • Serving as the functional expert within the Library related to all aspects of the acquisitions processes and procedures.
  • Evaluating and selecting vendors for all print and media resources and working with the Serials/E-Resources Librarian to evaluate and select serials and electronic resources vendors.
  • Acting as the technical expert in the use of Innovative's Millennium Acquisitions module, collaborating with Library Systems personnel to evaluate and implement software applications in support of acquisitions operations as needed.
  • Providing materials budget estimates, establishing fund allocations, monitoring expenditures, and fiscal closing, using the Innopac/Millennium system and reconciling all internal accounting records with expenditures posted by the Business Services division in the University's Banner accounting system.
  • Serving as an integral member of the Library Director's budget team and providing all acquisitions statistics requested by the director.
  • Reviewing all library materials invoices and submitting those approved to support staff for entry into the library's internal accounting system. Contacting vendors regarding all library materials invoices requiring adjustment or correction.
  • Supervising support staff in the absence of the Serials Librarian.
  • Acting as primary liaison with University Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Accounting Departments.
  • Acting as co-chair of the Library's Collection Development team with emphasis on print and media resources. Coordinating all collection reviews according to the library's collection development policy including weeding activities associated with print and media collections.
  • Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that library resources being purchased meet the evolving needs of the University community and are in line with the Library's strategic plan.
  • Serving as a subject liaison to one or more academic departments for the purposes of collection development.
  • Maintaining all acquisitions data, statistics, reports, policies, and procedures.
  • As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all requirements necessary to obtain tenure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program;
  • Experience with integrated library systems, especially related to acquisition functions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions, business practices, fund accounting and library budgeting in an academic environment or a similar complex library setting;
  • Experience working with vendors, content providers, and library cooperative purchasing consortia;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and,
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience supervising full-time employees and/or student assistants;
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium;
  • Familiarity with MARC records and general cataloging principles and procedures; and,
  • Familiarity with trends related to acquisition of digital content, including Patron Driven Acquisitions.

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.


Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button at http://hosted.ccsu.edu/hrat/index.php?job=64 and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position; and,
  • Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.


For more information, contact Theresa Mastrogiovanni at (860) 832-2097 or mastrogiovathh@ccsu.edu.

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Cataloger, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

The cataloger is responsible for original cataloging of monographs and other formats in Slavic and western European languages in all subjects.  The Library is an active contributor to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and descriptive cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards.  Resources used include: RDA (Resource Description and Access); AACR2; LC-PCC Policy Statements; Library of Congress classification via Classweb; Library of Congress subject headings via OCLC's authority file; the Subject Cataloging Manual, and the PCC SACO manual; MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority Data; NACO manual for authority work; BIBCO Participants' Manual and BIBCO Standard Record (BSR); national standards pertaining to other format cataloging.

The cataloger will participate in the Library of Congress' Electronic Cataloging in Publication Program (ECIP), which provides pre-publication metadata for the University of Chicago Press publications as well as those of other scholarly publishers.  The cataloger also investigates and participates in implementation of solutions for providing metadata for all types of resources, including electronic resources.  The cataloger will have primary responsibility for cataloging monographs and serials in the Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) Collection, a nationally-recognized collection of published and archival materials on the history of these two nationalities outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  The cataloger may also participate in other metadata projects as necessary to fulfill the goals of the Library.

The cataloger collaborates with other catalogers and Library staff to establish and maintain local policies and procedures for metadata services, projects, and other activities that affect the Library's data management and discovery systems, search engines, and overall access to the collections. S/he keeps aware of the current trends and best practices for metadata services in the field. The cataloger also serves on library committees, participates in library-wide programs and activities, and is expected to be active professionally both locally and nationally.

The cataloger will be expected to possess the following skills: flexibility about performing different cataloging tasks as departmental and Library needs change, and to show responsiveness and willingness to work on special projects or assignments; a strong service orientation; the ability to write and implement procedures; analytical, communication, and training skills; ability to prioritize work to ensure that Library and department goals are realized; the ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a production-oriented, dynamic environment; a commitment to professional development and growth.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution;

•excellent reading knowledge of one or more Slavic languages (Czech and Slovak strongly preferred);

•demonstrated strong computer skills;

•ability to achieve and maintain a reasonable and consistent production level that meets departmental expectations;

•ability to meet local and national standards for quality;

•demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and constructively with colleagues, with supervisors, and with other staff, both within and outside the department;

•ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•previous cataloging experience in an academic/research library;

•excellent reading knowledge of other Slavic, Central Asian, Caucasian languages;

•excellent reading knowledge of non-English western European languages;

•advanced degree in humanities or social sciences;

•experience contributing to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO)

•experience applying non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS);

•familiarity with emerging library linked data standards and applications (e.g., RDF, BIBFRAME).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

Apply here at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53355

Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by May 8, 2014.  Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  

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Assistant Librarian, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead MA

Job Description:
Trajectory, Inc. has an immediate need in our Marblehead office for a full-time Assistant Librarian who has a passion for eBook publishing. The ideal candidate will be adept using MS Excel, FTP, Online Databases, Web Portals and will have an interest in and aptitude for metadata and ONIX.
The assistant librarian will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of
eBooks assets throughout the production process. The assistant librarian will also play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata, and the quality review of eBooks in the channel. In this role, the assistant librarian will work with and manage communications among publishers, the production team, and both library and retail distribution channels and will be available for client facing issues and will contribute to a monthly newsletter.

Job Responsibilities:
Collect and evaluate data and information to solve complex technical and operational issues.
Exercise superb technical judgment and influence, contribute to discussions and decisions, and
achieve consensus across several functional groups. Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:
BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or
related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and
Information Science programs encouraged to apply. Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams. Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market. Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure. Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives.

Hours/Compensation:
• Salary/Full-Time

Contact:
• Please send your resume to: walton@trajectory.com

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Director of Library Media Services, Pinkerton Academy, Derry NH

CONTRACT PERIOD:  Academic year, 195 days (includes 4 floating days in summer), salaried, exempt

 

SUPERVISOR:  Dean of Faculty

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science/Media from an accredited institution, certification as a library media specialist from NH Dept. of Education, 3 years' experience in library science, 3 years' experience in a supervisory position

PERSONAL QUALITIES: Energetic, motivated, honest, dependable, hard-working, organized, approachable, collaborative, excellent communicator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

PLANNING AND PREPARATION

  1. Establish goals and vision for the library and Media Center appropriate to the school and the students served that meet the school's mission.
  2. Knowledge of literature and current trends in school library media practice and information technology.
  3. Knowledge of the design and use of educational technology tools.
  4. Knowledge of the school's curriculum and student information needs within the curriculum to promote competency in information literacy across the curriculum.
  5. Knowledge of resources available within and beyond the school, and promote collaborative relationships with external information sources such as other school media specialists, public libraries, government agencies, and business organizations to support learning.
  6. Develop a plan to evaluate the library program to stay current and up to date with emerging library media and educational technologies.

 

EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

  1. Maintain and expand the library collection, equipment and technologies to meet the diverse needs of the school, the learning needs of all learners, and library information standards.
  2. Supervise students and manage student behavior in accordance with school policies and standards.
  3. Implement policies and procedures relating to borrowing and returning of library property.
  4. Supervise the inventory of library materials and equipment as needed.
  5. Maintain the library's on line resources.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

  1. Provide instructional support to students using the library or Media Center during designated periods, as well as before and after school.
  2. Provide instructional support by developing research tools.
  3. Collaborate with teachers in designing and presenting instructional units and lessons to promote literacy and technology skills by incorporating and encouraging the integration of a wide range of resources and technology in the library and classroom.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities to acquaint teachers with print, online and multimedia resources as well as research and information literacy.

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Lead department and Library Advisory Committee meetings, encouraging collaboration

      with faculty and staff to promote library resources and activities.

2.   Participate in technology committees.

3.   Assist, supervise and evaluate library staff and provide them with professional development opportunities.

4.   Perform other comparable duties as assigned.

Additional details and application information may be found on our website:  www.pinkertonacademy.net/employment

 

The position is open until filled.

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position under the general direction of the Associate Head Librarian with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online
    • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas
    • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community
    • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies
    • Contribute to creating an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Show enthusiasm and flexibility
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:              MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

Experience:            Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:                Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

 

Other:                       While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop and reach above the head.  Strength is needed to push loaded book trucks.  Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language         

 

Other:                       Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

 

 

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, April 25, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search
Job ID 670628BR

Job Description The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search is primarily responsible for establishing enterprise processes and guidelines for maintaining Taxonomy and Search solutions. The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will focus the efforts of taxonomy and ontology development and search engine optimization to drive to the larger goal of increased findability and efficiency in locating and accessing content across the organization. Utilizing enterprise standards and processes, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will lead engagement sessions and efforts with cross-functional groups to elicit and define taxonomy elements within context of an overall company-wide model, driving towards a user experience characterized by content accessibility and ease of use.


To accomplish this, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must collaborate with various channels and domain leads to manage the taxonomy creation and change process from initial request through implementation. An individual in this role must also provide input to the Standards team on the development and maintenance of taxonomy, hierarchy, metadata and search engine optimization standards.


The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will build relationships and communicate results with the domain and channel specific teams, research, develop, and collect enterprise wide input, and consolidate findings into a single, normalized recommendation for taxonomy and search improvements. This individual will ensure implementation of those changes and monitor the dynamic taxonomy/ontology architecture for all Enterprise Content Management platforms.
Additionally, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must have a deep knowledge of taxonomy management, search management, and search analytics, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills. An understanding of project management best practices, change management, and in depth requirements gathering experience will be vital.

Essential Responsibilities:
Manage the Domain and Channel Taxonomy and Ontology Change Process
• Assesses in-bound change requests and approves for further research
• Conducts detailed taxonomy research, ROI review and analysis, and communicates results to the channel and domain stakeholders
• Develops the ROI and overall business case for taxonomy change requests
• Recommends and approves all major change requests
• Follows-up with implementation teams on progress of change requests
• Determines realization of taxonomy changes to ensure overall ROI goals are met
• Provides subject matter expertise and knowledge of industry standards for thesauri and classification systems for taxonomy development and application across to the organization
• Ensures taxonomy maintenance of the controlled vocabulary terms, definitions, and hierarchies is completed on time for the enterprise systems of record
• Enforces the normalized standards across domains as set in the Taxonomy Governance Process
• Provides subject matter expertise to the USHI business in the use of taxonomy, ontology, and search, and provides training and business support to groups needing access to the taxonomy tool.
• Monitors and facilitates Taxonomy Community of Practice
Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout Search Enhancement Projects
• Monitors search usages and enhances results through taxonomy and ontology
• Oversees search engine reporting, analysis of query terms and ensures that the search engine is synched with current taxonomy and ontology
• Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout the Taxonomy Change Process
• Builds relationships and obtains enterprise-wide input as needed for all change requests; incorporates input into recommendations, and communicates recommendations to USHI stakeholders.
• Considers the needs of all channels and various functional limitations when making recommendations
• Sponsors and adheres to business and operational governance processes
• Facilitates the efforts of Taxonomy and Search and other business partners to identify key operational, compliance, and success metrics for the Taxonomy and Search business processes
• Ensures that process controls are in place to monitor compliance and performance
Provide Liaison Support to Channels and Domains
• Builds relationships and subject matter expert rapport with the channel and domain teams related to the implementation of the related standards
• Provides day-to-day implementation advice and coaching to the channel and domain teams
• Provides input and feedback to the Standards team for potential changes to their standards based on input from channel and domain teams
• Works with IT Business Analysts to ensure alignment between business functional process designs and technical requirements


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines


Collaboration with Others
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate
Self-Development
• Organizes resources and information in an efficient manner to handle competing demands and accomplish what needs to be done

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing taxonomy, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years experience in the following:

  • managing content in one or more of the following areas: Documents, Records or Digital Assets
  • managing and developing recommendations/solutions for a multi-channel environment
  •  collaborating cross-functionally
  •  retail business operations experience, collaborating in a diverse, cross-functional corporate environment

• 1 year of experience collaborating with vendors
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Proficient in taxonomy management systems/tools

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Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst
Job ID 683117BR



Job Description

The primary purpose of the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is to gather and manage requirements collecting for product data and hierarchy and taxonomy management. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy manages the controlled vocabulary for Lowe's product marketing data for their assigned product area. This individual is responsible for the categorization of products, as well as ensuring collection of the most appropriate attributes for internal and customer facing requirements.


The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is responsible for the categorization of products and ensuring collection of the appropriate attribute data. This individual is responsible for coordinating with key stakeholders to define data and content to collect regarding product attributes. Additionally, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will normalize information and implement the templates for data collection.


In addition, this individual should coach business, marketers, and other cross functional team members to capture, normalize and enrich product information and marketing data for input into all selling and buying applications. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will also ensure Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSAs) are complete through production. 


This individual will champion the adoption of Product Master Data Content Management (MDCM) and enforce all standards associated with product data attribute hierarchy. To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have broad knowledge about Lowe's business as well as industry accepted product hierarchical and technology knowledge. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must also have effective communication skills and collaborate with key stakeholders on the progress establishing product attribute hierarchy. 


To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have an in-depth understanding of taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, and product data.They play a vital role in ensuring that products are associated to categories effectively and that the products have the vital information to be organized and searched efficiently.

Essential Responsibilities: 


Establishing Product Taxonomy / Hierarchy
• Manages projects regarding updating PSSAs and taxonomies for product data in collaboration with lowes.com, Merchandising, store systems, etc.
• Manages the Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSA) templates and controlled vocabulary
• Researches, designs, implements, and monitors the dynamic taxonomy / ontology architecture for all product hierarchies
• Provides daily project management and monitoring for all controlled product vocabulary.
• Normalizes PSSA templates for data collection
• Implements use of PSSA templates
• Researches and designs product level data schemas (leveraging benchmarking, technology requirements, metadata standards, etc.) and product taxonomies
• Facilitates product specific selling attribute development meetings and collaborative reviews between merchandising, lowes.com, vendors, services, etc.
• Serves as the primary quality control analyst for all product-level marketing data schemas (PSSAs)
• Ensures the product specific attributes and controlled vocabulary align to product domain and enterprise Standards
• Utilizes the product information management tool to update to revise the product taxonomy, attributes and values
• Tracks and reports on the progress of implementation
• Provides complete and accurate item level data, relevant to each category
• Assists in designing and driving continuous improvement processes in product hierarchy management.


Collaboration
• Collaborates with key stakeholders to help define the data and content to collect regarding product data
• Gathers input from Lowe's Business Users to develop best in class models, needs and uses across the company
• Provides input regarding standards or processes involving product attribute hierarchy to the Strategy, Standards, and Solutions team
• Contributes to enterprise metadata, governance programs and data standards by collaborating with MDCM Leadership, Taxonomy Community of Practice, and other stakeholders.
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines
• Functions as the Master Data business solution SME on product taxonomy and raise any business issues, risks or concerns where appropriate
• Identifies and develops creative solutions and workarounds where applicable in terms of the business solution decisions
• Collaborates with key stakeholders (e.g., lowes.com, Taxonomy, Services) on key requirements and oversee key projects associated with complex data requirements.
• Keeps pace with change and maintains a competitive advantage within the marketplace by seeking out and learning about changes in the field of product taxonomy and hierarchy management
• Organizes resources to complete multiple business objectives focused on the organization's strategy


Self-Leadership
• Negotiates effectively for the organization with internal and external stakeholders and builds relationships with key individuals necessary for collaboration
• Develops and presents communications, frequently to management, communicating the desired message, at the appropriate level, for the right recipient
• Stays current with industry trends related to product data attribute management
• Solves tactical problems using problem solving tools and techniques to generate fact-based solutions

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1 year experience managing business data hierarchy (customer, vendor or product)
• 1 year of experience leading and managing projects
• 2 years experience creating and maintaining product specific taxonomies for retail line of business
• 2 years experience collaborating cross-functionally

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Lead Ontology Developer, Decision Resources, Burlington MA

Job Summary:


The lead ontology developer is responsible for technical architecture, design and implementation of concept-based ontologies that can support multiple taxonomic views of varied and sometimes complex structure across several health-related domains (company, geography, person, drug, disease, etc.). This involves understanding the range of ontology/taxonomy needs in the organization and building a central governance platform for storing and managing these domains, which will grow and change over time. Access to ontology/taxonomic resources will be service-based from both customer-facing and internal products. The role requires close collaboration with solution leaders and technology development teams to manage priorities, communicate timelines, and champion overall platform vision. The ontology project will eventually form the basis of advanced knowledge representation and the delivery of knowledge-based products. Additional staff and/or external consulting resources will be added to the ontology project as needed. This position reports to the CTO.

 

Location: Burlington, MA. Some or possibly most work might be done remotely.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and execution of ontology platform
  • Consult with solution leaders/business analysts and other stakeholders to ensure that business priorities are clearly defined
  • Liaise with, and provide guidance to any local and/or off-shore development resources
  • Manage platform roadmap plans that show key releases and milestones
  • Some travel to remote office sites may be required

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Experience developing or maintaining ontologies/taxonomies
  • Expertise in Java and/or Python
  • Experience with service-based architectures
  • Working understanding of RDF and/or other semantic tools
  • Experience with UMLS, Protégé or other rich ontologies or ontology tools or systems

Contact: Marc Krellenstein -- mkrellenstein at dresourcesgroup.com

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Digital Records Analyst/Archivist, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex VT

RECORDS ANALYST III (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Office of the Secretary of State:

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

 

Job Reference # 614617

Location: Middlesex, Vermont

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division withinthe Vermont Office of the Secretary of State, has an excellent opportunity for a specialized, detail-oriented Digital Records Analyst/Archivist to provide vision, leadership, and policy for the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Vermont.

 

Working closely with the State Archivist, the individual in this position is responsible for identifying and planning programs and services related to digital public records, including the creation and sustainability of a digital preservation program. He or she applies advanced knowledge and expertise in electronic records management and digital preservation to provide a full range of services for the systematic management of digital public records to assure their authenticity and accessibility from the point of creation to final disposition (destruction or transfer to state archives), including analyzing, developing, and implementing statewide services and standards specific to digital public records. The Digital Records Analyst/Archivist understands and is able to explain archives, records, and information management requirements, standards, and best practices to a wide range of state and local public agencies working in the area of digital public records and collaborates with VSARA's internal and external stakeholders on electronic records management and digital preservation projects, especially those with complicated and complex issues for which there may be few, if any, precedents.

 

This position requires considerable knowledge of archives, records, and information management theory, principles, methodology, professional standards, and ethics that guide electronic records management and digital preservation work, including current and emerging technologies and applications for maintaining and sustaining electronic records management and digital preservation programs. The individual in this position must also have working knowledge of state government structures and functions and be able to initiate and sustain cooperative relationships with a variety of individuals, including VSARA staff, to consistently apply recordkeeping requirements, classification, metadata, taxonomies, etc. to all public records, regardless of format.

 

Professional electronic records analysis and records management work experience is required, with priority given to those applicants with previous work in a government archives and records program. Master's degree from an accredited college or university in library or information science (with an archives/records management emphasis) is strongly preferred.

 

 Application Procedure:

 

A full job description and application is available online at:http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers . To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

 

For additional information, contact Tanya Marshall, State Archivist, attanya.marshall@sec.state.vt.us , or (802) 828-0405.

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Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids/East Lansing MI

Salary Minimum: $50,000


Position Summary
Reporting to the Health Sciences Coordinator, the Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian for MSU's College of Human Medicine will collaborate with faculty and staff in the College and in the Libraries to help develop digital and multimedia curricular resources to support medical education. Responsibilities include consulting on copyright and licensing issues for the use of bibliographic and image digital resources; providing training and support for educational technology software, information capture and management applications, and medical information resources; developing web-based tutorials; and providing liaison and reference services for faculty, staff, residents, and students in the College of Human Medicine.


This position will be supervised as part of the Libraries' Health Sciences Group, a team of six librarians providing mutual assistance on issues, procedures and resources common to the university's health science commitments.  MSU's College of Human Medicine faculty and students are divided between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing campuses.  Residents, adjunct faculty, and medical students in clinical years are distributed in hospitals around the state of Michigan.  The chosen candidate will be expected to travel regularly between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing locations. Offices will be maintained at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids and the MSU Main Library in East Lansing.


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.


The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Secchia Center, is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves as the headquarters for the community-based medical school which educates approximately 800 future physicians.  The Michigan State University Libraries is headquartered on the East Lansing campus and serves 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.


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.  Appropriate driving credentials to facilitate travel between Grand Rapids and East Lansing.


Desired Qualifications
Experience in developing web-based tutorials.  Experience with course management software such as Desire To Learn.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, May 5, 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 9291.

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Franklin Taplin Memorial Scholarship, Western Massachusetts Library Advocates

Have you ever wanted to attend the Massachusetts Library Association Conference, but found that some of the costs involved got in the way? 

 

The Western Massachusetts Library Advocates are pleased to offer 4 scholarships of up to $250 each to cover conference registration, meals and travel to the MLA Annual Conference which will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester from Tuesday, May 6 to Thursday, May 8th.

 

Please submit a brief paragraph explaining why you want to attend by April 15 to Eric Poulin at pouline@gcc.mass.edu or John Ramsay at jramsay@springfieldlibrary.org.  Preference will be given to first time attendees, but others will be considered.  Decisions will be made by April 21, and award winners will be notified that day.

 

If you have any questions, please contact either Eric or John at the email addresses above.

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Collection Development Curator/Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

-The Harvard University Archives is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Collection Development Curator/Archivist

 

Under the direction of and in partnership with the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development and Records Management Services (AUA/CDRMS), the Collection Development Curator/Archivist (CDC/A) assesses and develops the scope of personal archives collections and other historical materials for the HUA by performing a range of collection development, outreach, administrative, and record-keeping functions.   Areas of responsibility include faculty archives, alumni archives, and other Harvard-related historical materials.

A  complete position description and application submission information is available at this link: 

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1013251&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=IND

The Harvard University Archives supports the University's mission of education and research by striving to preserve and provide access to Harvard's historical records; to gather an accurate, authentic, and complete record of the life of the University; and to promote the highest standards of management for Harvard's current records. The University Archives is part of the Harvard Library, a unit of the Central Administration and serves the entire University including its Schools, research centers, institutes, museums and libraries.

 

 

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Taxonomist, Apple, Santa Clara Valley CA

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.


Key Qualifications
Experience developing content taxonomies for large content catalogs.
Well versed in Information Architecture best practices.
Ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with writers, user experience designers, SEO specialists, and CMS team members to gather input and drive solutions that meet needs of multiple stakeholders
Strong analytical and quantitative skills,balanced with a customer focus and a deep understanding of the content and of business needs.
Experience with market research, competitive analysis, analytics tools, and usability testing.
An understudying of support contact center processes and the application of knowledge and communications within them.
An understanding of content technologies such as content management systems, metadata and taxonomy management tools, migration tools, and analytics tools.
Experience with CMS concepts and processes.
Ability to clearly express concepts and ideas.
SEO knowledge.
Working knowledge of Excel and Numbers.
Working knowledge of Access and Keynote.
Working knowledge of Omnigraffle.

Description
AppleCare Content Services is looking for an experienced taxonomist to lead the evolution of AppleCare's knowledge base taxonomy. The ideal candidate will apply information architecture best practices to build a content structure that will meet the needs of both internal and external customers. You will develop product-based and topic-based content maps to that will be reflected in site search, browsing, and navigation experiences.

You will work closely with content strategists to develop a consistent yet flexible taxonomy that supports our customers and meets business goals. You will define and implement the processes to build and maintain AppleCare's content taxonomy and categorization. You will also lead research and testing to develop vocabularies that align with the customer experience.

What you'll do

Define the taxonomy hierarchy for knowledge base articles across all product areas.
Use using data and analytics to analyze existing content inventories and make recommendations to alleviate gaps and overlaps.
Lead conversations with content stakeholders to find consensus and create timelines to take our existing content and migrate it into a structured architecture.
Work with the CMS team to implement and expand our content taxonomy.
Develop, implement, and maintain guidelines and procedures for consistent and quality tag management and content organization.
Monitor and report on key performance indicators to manage and understand key opportunities and impacts.
Education
Minimum BA/BS degree in related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Link to apply: https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#&ss=Taxonomist&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0&openJobId=32782784

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch Systems, San Jose CA


eTouch Systems is looking for "Taxonomy Analyst" for a requirement with direct client of ours. To apply, send latest resume with a daytime contact to sraghuram@etouch.net or call 510-795-4800 * 183 for details.


Location: San Jose CA
Title: IT Analyst - TAXONOMY
Duration: 12 months


Please note: We are not seeking a generic Business Analyst rather an Analyst with specialty experience in the area of Ontology/Taxonomy and search experience.


Job Description:
- Developing, mapping, evaluating, and maintaining taxonomies
- Conducting user research, usability testing Interviewing stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users
- Support taxonomy implementation
- Support integration of content-, document-, taxonomy-management tools, search engines etc.

Required Skills and Qualifications
- Experience working in document management space
- Experience with taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification
- Excellent attention to detail
-Very strong communication, both written and verbal.
-Ability to lead/direct small focused groups of individuals.
-Experience in dealing with key business stakeholders in a professional manner including client engagement and building relationships with business and partnering technology teams.

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System Director, Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence KS

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader--responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 118 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $2.8 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS serves a 14 county region (more than 40% of Kansas population). Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include NExpress (an open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Ranked as one of the top ten best college towns, Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of KS Jayhawks) offers much more than championship basketball tradition. Founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society, Lawrence was a stop on both the Oregon and the Santa Fe Trail. Later, Lawrence was the home of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs. Considered one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Dozen Most Distinctive Communities," Lawrence is one of those rare exceptions-a historic downtown that remains the heart of a city. Centered on Massachusetts Street ("Mass Street"), the area features boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, and music venues. With a population of 89,000 people, Lawrence and Northeast Kansas offer a charming blend of urban and rural environments. In addition to nationally ranked public schools, Lawrence and the area offer the Lied Center of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Liberty Hall, and Haskell Indian Nations University. Outdoor recreational venues include nationally known golf courses, extensive planned bike paths, Clinton Lake and Prairie Park. Two metro areas- Kansas City and Topeka- are a 30 minute drive away. For additional details on NEKLS and the Northeast Kansas region, see NEKLS Links.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit NEKLS System Director Job Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and  prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes June 8, 2014.

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City Library Director, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT

Creating Community - Unleashing Potential - the New Haven Free Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library's strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services.  The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016.

 

New Haven is one of America's most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges - but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM - with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history - seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries - and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center.  Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town - from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links.

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions.  The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community.  The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library's fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description.

 

Qualifications:  A master's degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields.  A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience.   Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel.  This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies.  Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development.  Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable.     

 

A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven's civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury.  The position closes May 25, 2014.

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Diversity Scholarship, American Theological Library Association

 https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

 

ATLA is pleased to offer two scholarships to help promote diversity in Theological Librarianship.  

 

Scholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $1,200 to a student from an underrepresented population to attend a Theological Librarianship course at any ALA-accredited master's program in library and information studies,  including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's LEEP course, Theological Librarianship (LIS 590TL).

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, and gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.  

ATLA Diversity Scholarship

The American Theological Library Association will provide one scholarship for $2,400 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information studies.

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, and gender).
  • Applicant must be an ATLA member in good standing.
  • Applicant must secure a letter of recommendation from the director of an ATLA Institutional Member library.
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in the 12 months following notification. 

Applications for both scholarships must be received by May 1 of each year. Applicants will be notified of results by July 1. 

 

Scholarship funds are supplied by generous ATLA members who donate to the Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund. For more information and to support this fund, please visit the ATLA Scholarships and Grants Annual Fund web page.

 

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Head of Children's and Teen Services, Conway Public Library, Conway NH

Hours Worked:            40 including some evenings and weekends

Salary:                            $15-$17 per hour, based on experience and education, plus an excellent benefits package

Reports to:                    Library Director

Education:                     MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution preferred but not required. Bachelors degree required.

Experience:                   3-5 years working with children and or teens in a public or school library environment. Supervisory experience preferred.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Children's and Teen Services coordinates and oversees all aspects of library services for children and teens. Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee all aspects of collection development for the Young Adult and Children's collections
  • Provide traditional and tech reference and reader's advisory services
  • Supervise staff and direct volunteers as authorized
  • Develop, conduct, and publicize library programs for children and teens
  • Direct responsibility for successful implementation of the Library's summer reading program
  • Develop  and implement outreach programs to schools and daycare centers
  • Advise Library Director in the development of policies relating to youth services
  • Contribute content and manage some aspects of library's social media presence and newsletter. Knowledge of "CMS Made Simple" preferred
  • Serve as one of the primary liaisons promoting the library in numerous venues and with a wide variety of organizations
  • Collaborate with institutions who share the library's interest in strengthening early childhood education
  • Produce grant proposals as necessary
  • Compile statistics as necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of major trends in youth librarianship
  • Thorough knowledge of youth literature
  • High level of computer skills. Knowledge of MS Office Professional required. Familiarity with Tumblr and Evanced SRP software a plus
  • Outstanding writing and social skills 

Application Procedure:  Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to David Smolen, Library Director, at dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org. For your subject line in the email please input "Head of Children's and Teen Services." 

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Digital Library Developer, National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance, Hadley MA

Position Summary
The Digital Library Developer will help support a systems approach to knowledge storage, integration and learning using the National Collegiate Inventor and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA's) Hub Zero's knowledge platform. This position evaluates and develops the digital asset management (DAM) system that includes a repository of materials for a variety of NCIIA's professional learning communities/networks. The Digital Librarian Developer provides the design and implementation of the on-line library that will host online resources and provide the delivery of content.


The Digital Library Developer will assist NCIIA with handling a wide range of formats, using appropriate metadata standards, based on a needs assessment as well as on the attributes of the materials, digital rights, etc. The Digital Library Developer will create a DAM system in which materials are searchable and accessible by instructors or staff, integrating with a separate learning management environment.


Core Responsibilities:
1. Conduct a needs assessment of all NCIIA program officers and their on-line learning system requirements.
2. Recommend and implement a digital asset management (DAM) system integrating with HubZero to catalog resources (articles, journal articles, videos and documents) for storage and retrieval (with NCIIA information technology support).
3. Write short items for online site.
4. Seek new content, under the supervision of NCIIA staff, for the on-line library.
5. Obtaining copyright permissions from primary authors for posting content to the resource library.
6. Develops and maintains an online resource library on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available through the HubZero website.
7. Organizes and provides convenient online access to online resource library of publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
8. Helps set up the authentication system for the digital asset management system.
9. To the extent possible, evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to NCIIA staff.


Qualifications:
• Strong system analysis skills

• Familiarity with a wide range of digital file

•Familiarity with digital repositories and digital libraries.
• Familiarity with a wide range of item level metadata standards (e.g., MODS, METS, VRA Core, learning objects metadata standards (IMS, etc.))
• Familiarity with HUBZero preferred but not required or other types of digital asset management systems (e.g., DSpace, HUBZeroFedora, CollectiveAccess, learning object repositories,, etc.)
• Database management and XML skills
• Strong communication skills
• Demonstrated success working on projects with tight deadlines
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution, expected or earned, or equivalent experience
• Excellent online research skills 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 and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster collaborative working relationships.


Payment: The Digital Library Developer will be paid an hourly, consulting rate of $40.00/hour for a total of 20 hours per week for a 16-week period (with the possibility of extension of consulting contract). This is a non-benefitted, nonemployee
position. The consulting position will be located in Hadley, MA.


Application Deadline: April 21, 2014


Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nciia.org. Inquiries can be made to Janet Daisley, Vice President, Programs, NCIIA. 413.587.2172 (ext) 128. www.nciia.org

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Public Services Librarian II, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional reference librarianship, bibliographic instruction and readers' advisory in a busy department of a large central public library. Master electronic and print resources covering history, literature, sports, education, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, psychology, computer science, biographies, and fiction. Participate in collection development by selecting, de-selecting and processing materials as required. Ability to plan and implement programs for the public, and training for the staff, in accordance with departmental needs and goals.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interpersonal communication skills and dedication to public service. Ability to listen analytically to patrons and interpret their questions carefully. Ability to tactfully conduct a reference interview. Ability to interact positively with a wide variety of patrons in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to bring your unique skills and perspective into a cohesive team. Proficiency with commonly used software, hardware, internet and social media tools. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Commitment to professional development and the maintenance of current skills. Flexibility. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work a variety of day, evening
and weekend hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8889291 Please attach a letter of interest and résumé as one document to your online application. Include the names of three professional references in the Text résumé section. Please apply by 5:00 P.M. on April 16th, 2014.

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Content Specialist - Metadata Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America, Boston MA

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Metadata Coordinator to join our growing team.  The Metadata Coordinator will be a member of the Content Team and will report to the Director for Content.

The Metadata Coordinator:

  • serves as DPLA's metadata expert, responsible for DPLA MAP data model creation and maintenance and international standards compliance
  • is the staff expert for DPLA in best practices for metadata, metadata analysis and improvements,
  • will work to establish a best practices with our partners for data corrections and data sharing
  • works closely with technical staff to design/utilize community sourcing activities and tools around metadata improvement and enhancement
  • leads Linked Open Data (LOD) implementation for DPLA and our partners
  • works closely with technical and content staff and DPLA partners to design an efficient ingest process
  • tests and implements emerging protocols for metadata ingest
  • brings creative vision to the team around possibilities for working with data
  • is active in GLAM community metadata groups
  • will assist in the content recruitment process and take on associated projects as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 4+ years of professional experience managing metadata in a repository
  • Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for a digital repository, including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or an equivalent

Other desired skills include:

  • 2+ years of experience harvesting metadata from different sources using one of the protocols listed above
  • Professional level work experience in a collaborative digital library, archive, museum or other similar institution
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages
  • Familiarity with APIs

Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The DPLA's central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The Metadata Coordinator will ideally be located in the Boston area, but a remote work environment may also be considered.

Please send a letter of interest, a resume/cv, and contact information for three references to jobs@dp.la. Please put "Metadata Coordinator" in the subject line. Questions about the position may be directed to the Director for Content, Emily Gore, at emily@dp.la.

The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, April 28.

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P/T Reference Librarian, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable MA

P/T Reference Librarian
Category: Staff Positions
Department: Library/Learning Resources
Locations: West Barnstable, MA
Posted: Apr 03, '14
Type: Part-time

About Cape Cod Community College:
Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:
The part-time Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone or via email. The part time reference librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development. The position requires week day and evening hours.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Staffs the Library Reference Desk and provides general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia and digital resources.
Provides assistance to users on basic computer skills.
Provides information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
Participates in collection development.
Participates in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
Keeps current in library trends and information literacy, attends professional development workshops, and works with librarians at consortia meetings.
Performs related duties as needed.


Requirements:
MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
Library reference experience.
Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

Additional Information:
COMPENSATION: $25.50/hour MCCC Unit position; part-time, only when classes are in session and not to exceed 18 hours/week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 24, 2014; due to immediate need applications will be considered upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Victor Santos, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 at (508) 362-2131 x4307 or vcsantos@capecod.edu


Application Instructions:
**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**

Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be asked to submit a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum qualifications, and a resume.

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Librarian, Upper School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge MA

Duties/Description: BB and N seeks a flexible, energetic, innovative, full-time librarian who is comfortable in a high school setting and familiar with evolving technology and online resources. Working with the Director of the Library, the responsibilities for this faculty position includemaintaining the library's website and catalog; providing reference and other instruction to students individually and in small groups; arranging special programs to teach students to use digital resources; assisting in hardcopy and digital collection development; working collaboratively with faculty; encouraging an atmosphere welcoming to students and conducive to study; other responsibilities as assigned.

About BB and N:
BB and N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent
schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne and Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB and N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

Qualifications: An ALA accredited MLIS degree is required. Three years of professional library experience, especially in a high school library, is preferred.

Also preferred:
-A solid knowledge of digital educational resources and the ability to educate and assist students and faculty in the
application of these resources,
-Familiarity with social media applications,
-Working knowledge of office suite applications.

As a member of the BB and N faculty, the librarian will attend faculty meetings, participate in professional development, participate in the life of the school including possible committee work, student advising, and - if desired - student club advising.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate:
-Good organizational skills,
-Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting,
-Excellent oral and written communication skills,
-Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues,
-High standards of professional conduct,
-A good sense of humor.

Send: To Apply:
Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click http://www.bbns.org/page.cfm?p=519 to complete
your online application. Upload from your computer your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and Reference List as a single combined Word Document where it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application). Documents submitted in PDF format are not accepted.

Contact Information:
Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.
We welcome candidates who will increase ourdiversity; we encourage candidates of color to apply.

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Children's Librarian, Richards Free Library, Newport NH

The Richards Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, customer-service oriented person, responsible for all services to children, young adults and their caregivers.  This includes story hours, after school clubs, special and holiday programming, collection development, reference and reader's advisory service and community outreach.  The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of children's literature and child development, experience with social networking and technology skills.   A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered. The position is 40 hours a week, including evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Email resume and three references by April 30, 2014 to Andrea Thorpe at athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us

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Children's Librarian, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough MA

The Middleborough Public Library seeks a qualified and energetic professional for the
position of Children's Librarian. This is a 30 hour position. Working under the direction of the Library Director as a member of the library management team, the Children's Librarian:

                  

-          Is responsible for the daily operation of the children's department including direct interaction with children and parents at the circulation desk

 

-          Coordinates maintenance of the children's department, including shelving books and tidying the area

 

-          Coordinates services and programs with schools and outside agencies

 

-          Promotes activities of the department

 

-          Provides reference and reader advisory services for patrons and staff

 

-          Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of the Library catalog, Internet and electronic resources

 

-          Maintain departmental budget for materials and programing

 

Qualifications:

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; at least two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

 

-          Knowledge of current trends in library service to children

 

-          Ability to work independently

 

-          Good planning and organizational skills

 

-          Ability to develop and implement programs

 

-          Proficient in the use of a personal computer, spreadsheet, word processing and other relevant software, the Internet and social media

 

-          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff and volunteers

 

-          Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively

 

-          Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Salary:  $20.93 to $31.16 per hour in 9 steps as per contract between the Library Staff Association and the Town of Middleborough.

 

Resumes accepted until April 30, 2014.  The anticipated start date is June 2.

Please send to:

 

Library Director Danielle Bowker

Middleborough Public Library

102 North Main St

Middleborough, MA 02346

dbowker@sailsinc.org

 

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Marcom Digital Asset Management Intern, Apple, Inc.

Marcom is responsible for developing breakthrough marketing campaigns that incorporate all communication disciplines. Apple is looking for an enthusiastic, curious, and resourceful Digital Asset Management Intern to restructure and globalize our digital archive of Marcom deliverables in PDF format. The intern will work with Marcom Asset Managers to create naming, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standards for the PDF Library. The intern will also work with Marcom Traffic Managers in our Cupertino and regional offices to refine the deliverable submission process.

Responsibilities include
• Gain an understanding of Marcom's wide range of work and global scope
• Gain an understanding of Marcom Asset Management's responsibilities and activities
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to create a naming convention, taxonomy, and descriptive metadata standard to increase order and findability
• Work with Marcom Traffic Managers in the US and different geographic regions to iterate and refine the asset submission workflow
• Work with Marcom Asset Managers to organize and describe previously-archived deliverables
• Acquire, catalog, and describe any assets required to bring the archive to an agreed- upon level of completeness
• Document all established standards and procedures
• Present summary of learnings and accomplishments to interested teams

Qualifications
• Previous experience with Canto Cumulus or other Digital Asset Management systems
• Strong understanding of a variety of digital content formats and standards for print, web and portable devices
• Working knowledge of design tools including Adobe Acrobat and Creative Suite
• Knowledge of Apple products and services
• Proactive, quick learner, willing to take ownership of assignments and see through to successful completion
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy; excellent memory and eye for detail
• Possess strong organizational and excellent written and oral communication skills

EDUCATION
Graduating on or after August 2014. Currently pursuing a degree in Library and Information Science or a related field of study.

TO APPLY
Email a resume to: university@apple.com
Subject: Digital Asset Intern

DEADLINE: April 11, 2014

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MSLA-SIG Scholarship, MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Conference

Apply for the MSLA-SIG Scholarship to attend MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Fall Conference: "Confidence to Create" at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA--October 22 and 23, 2014

Scholarship includes:

Free student member admission for two students and the cost of mileage. The mileage will be reimbursed through the LISSA Reimbursement program. Please follow this link for further information: http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/lissa/.

 

 

In order to receive the scholarship, you must turn in an application answering the following questions:

 

  1.  What makes you the right candidate for this scholarship?
  2.   How do you believe you will be able to use the conference experience to further your career?
  3.   How would you give back to MSLA-SIG if you were to attend?

 

If you are chosen to receive this scholarship, you will be one of the presenters at the MSLA-SIG conference next year. You will be asked to present on what you learned and/or what it was like to attend a professional conference.

 

*Students will be responsible for payment of anything additional, such as food.

**Mileage is going to be covered through LISSA's reimbursement program. Each semester, LISSA reimburses students up to $300 for attendance at professional conferences. The recipients will be responsible for paying for their own travel cost and then filling out a reimbursement form. If the travel cost is more than $300, the recipients will be responsible for paying the balance. It is very important that you file for a reimbursement. Please follow this link for further information: http://gslis.simmons.edu/blogs/lissa/.

***Since travel is covered through LISSA's reimbursement program, students are only eligible for this award if they will be a current student in the fall 2014 semester. If a student is graduating before fall 2014 and would like to apply, they are only eligible if they are willing to pay for their own travel. If this is the case, the student must indicate this on their application.

****As a recipient of this generous award, the recipients are expected to attend all conference events.

***** Students who receive this award will be expected to present at the Simmons MSLA-SIG Conference.

 

 

Application Due: April 23, 2014

Please E-mail your application,  which will consist of an E-mail message that will contain the answers to the questions posed on the front of this flyer along with your name and contact information  to the SLT Program Assistant, Rachel Holden, at gslissltp@simmons.edu. On the subject line, please put: MSLA-SIG Scholarship Application.

 

 

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Taxonomist, Morgan Stanley, New York NY

Job Number:

: 3021092

Posting Date

: Apr 3, 2014

Primary Location

: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

Education Level

: Bachelor's Degree

Job

: Operational Risk

Employment Type

: Full Time

Job Level

: Associate
 
Description

Morgan Stanley's Operational Risk Department (ORD) is looking to hire a full-time Associate based in New York. The ORD is responsible for partnering with the Business Units and other functional areas as the first line of defense for operational risk management. The ORD is considered the delivery arm of operational risk for the Firm.

 

The selected individual will be responsible to act as a facilitator for the Taxonomy project. The Taxonomy project is an effort to create a standardized inventory of critical processes, risks and controls across the the firm. This position will require working with business areas at all levels across the Firm, including frequent communication with Business Unit Risk Management, as well as coordination between the Operational Risk Department and Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia ORD) counterparts.

 

Specific responsibilities would include: 
• Perform analysis to understand the current taxonomy, and interact with stakeholders to refine and build out the next generation of the taxonomies
• Resolve issues and assist in the development/definition of the next generation taxonomy
• Coordinate meetings with subject matter experts to elicit feedback/changes to the taxonomy
• Document changes
• Liaise with the Stakeholders to communicate changes and manage data governance
• Coordinate activities, including mapping to secondary taxonomies, enrichment of taxonomies, and abiding by guiding principles 
• Handle ambiguity, manage complex processes, and escalate issues as necessary
• Drive team to meet deadlines and deliver top-quality, detailed work product

 
Qualifications
-2-5 years experience as a manager dealing with front office business or operations. 
- Prior experience working in a financial service or consulting firm a plus. 
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. 
- Ability to actively and proactively engage with key stakeholders (i.e., not afraid to speak up).
-Exceptional organizational skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a penchant for getting to the root cause of an issue.
-Analytical, creative, problem solving mindset. Flexibility is a key element, as the role will require the ability to understand and react to changes in priorities.
-Self-starter execution focused.
 

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich MA

Digital Imaging Coordinator

The Digital Imaging Coordinator is responsible for checking in, preparing, and digitizing material, as well as performing other team tasks as assigned, such as data posting, working with ASCII/Full Text, and assisting the Sr. Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and scan issues using appropriate software applications, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform QC (quality control) process on various scanned materials, using the QC software and conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Fix scan/image problems according to departmental quality standards
  • Routine maintenance of scanning equipment. Expected to recognize and report any problems with the scanning hardware and software
  • Check-in & label periodicals in a timely manner consistent with department standards for quality and speed
  • Prepare hard copy issues for scanning using industrial cutting machines, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform checkin related tasks, including but not limited to mail pickup at the post office and mail sorting
  • Work with Editorial processing groups to correct any reported errors or processing difficulties related to issue scripts or shipments
  • Update and maintain daily production information in Editorial's Time Assistant application
  • This position may require working Saturdays
  • Assist in Digital Archive work, including but not limited to METS/ALTO posting and fixes, title level QA, and vendor invoice auditing
  • Daily data posting
  • Working with ASCII/Full Text processing
  • IQV (Image Quick View) maintenance
  • Supporting Service Issues
  • Assisting the Senior Coordinator and Supervisor with their tasks as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills 

Requirements:

  • One year experience in Windows, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, and meet department production/quality goals
  • Knowledge of electronic image processing processes within a scanning environment is helpful
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to work under deadline pressure
  • Be a team player
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Ability to operate a company vehicle. (Subject to motor vehicle background check, must have a valid driver's license and good driving record)

About EBSCO Information Services: What We Offer

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET®, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides institutions with a fast, single search box for its entire collection. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

The EBSCO Information Services headquarters is located in Ipswich, MA along the banks of the Ipswich River. We are just minutes from the MBTA train stop and provide 75% commuter rail reimbursement. EBSCO offers a competitive employee benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental insurance, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings & profit sharing plan. Considered one of the top places to work in Massachusetts, EBSCO also offers a subsidized cafeteria, free coffee, an on-site fitness center with classes, and tuition reimbursement.

About the Content Management Department

EBSCO's Content Management department oversees all aspects of the content value stream for licensed and proprietary databases.   Working closely with information providers, we secure digital and print content, convert that content to forms that support production, add indexing, table of contents and abstracting where needed and build the actual databases. Specialized teams for each of these functions work together in a collaborative and dynamic environment.  With a bias for action, a passion for quality, and a focus on continuous enhancement, we are committed to anticipating and exceeding our customers' needs in everything we do.

EBSCO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. EOE M/F/H/V

Apply online to #5694.  http://tinyurl.com/nkryo5o

 

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library:  Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library.   The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.    The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available at www.newportlibraryri.org/director.pdf.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required.  Experience in library renovation projects and fundraising preferred.  Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2014

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Manager of Learning and Discovery, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library seeks a Manager of Learning and Discovery to work collaboratively with library staff  to create, expand and promote services that foster exploration as a new model for delivering reference and information services. The Manager uses his/her knowledge of emerging trends in library and information science to implement new approaches to learning, information access and services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms. He/she uses their leadership and organizational skills to manage the work of staff to create and deliver customer-focused services to the community.

 

The Manager of Learning and Discovery serves as a member of the Management Team. He/shecontributes to strategic and long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, and allocation of resources in support of the Library's strategic initiatives.

 

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master's of Library Science. Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a public library setting or information-based environment. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go tohttp://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

 

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Manager of Digital Experience, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content;  plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms. 

A Bachelor's or advanced degree is required. Library or media experience preferred. 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects plus experience with Drupal, HTML, PHP, and SQL.  Fluency in the latest web tools and implementation of mobile technology.  Working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, and instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands required. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

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Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York NY

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York's cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

Position Overview:

The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA. 

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO's offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Metadata Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
View the posting on our website: 

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Information Literacy Program Internship Fall 2014, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT

Description of Program: In concert with the mission of Fairfield University, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Instruction Program seeks to develop information-literate lifelong learners. We define information literacy as the ability to recognize when information is needed; to effectively locate and organize information while considering the myriad of information sources and formats available; to logically and critically evaluate and assimilate information while seeking objective truth and personal meaning; to synthesize and use information to communicate conclusions persuasively; and to apply these skills ethically and legally throughout life, with a sense of social responsibility.


Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate level Library and Information Science or School Media program. Relevant class work in reference or instruction preferred.
Description of Internship. The Intern will play an active role in our Information Literacy Program. The Intern will: Work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. The exact number and types of classes will be determined through careful review of the Intern's experience and interests, as well as our Program's needs. Have the opportunity to observe seasoned instruction librarians, and receive substantive feedback on content and delivery of instruction. Work collaboratively with faculty on lesson plans. Depending on experience, career interests, and need, the Intern could also produce a project related to our instruction program. The Intern would work closely with the Instruction Coordinator on such a project. Meet regularly with the Instruction Coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion. Depending on experience, previous coursework, and interest, readings and discussions of information literacy related readings may be included. This internship is an excellent opportunity to work in an academic environment, learn about Information Literacy Standards in theory and in practice, and gain valuable instruction experience.

This internship begins in late August and runs through December, 2014. Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Joan Clark, Reference & Instruction Librarian, jclark13@fairfield.edu, (203) 254-4000 x3459.

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Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advanced degree in related discipline. 

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library's resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations.

The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources.

The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.  The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center. 

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/24/2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Diana Davies
Library Director's Office
Melville Library, Room 1511 
Stony Brook University 
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300

For more information: 
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c0072eafa/c2e92c3df295c4c985257c69006e5af8?OpenDocument

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Call for Submissions, Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The Braverman Prize is an award given each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) for the best graduate student essay about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. The 2014 Braverman Prize includes a $500 stipend for travel expenses to the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, and publication of the winning essay in the Summer 2014 issue of Progressive Librarian. Ouraward announcements recognize both the winner and their LIS program.

The application

Entries must be received electronically by May 1, 2014.

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Library Science Specialist Internship, Good Anchorage, New Caledonia, France

Good Anchorage is a unique global User Generated Content website for maritime information.  The team is comprised of

professional, experienced experts in Maritime and IT state-of-the art practices.  We are looking for open-minded, creative individuals to contribute to our modern Maritime & Tourism World. GA views interns as our future workforce therefore work assigned to an intern is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment.  Internship assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions.  The position will involve a great deal of independent work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. The position will operate remotely from wherever you chose from your computer. You will be directly supervised by the Project Manager via regular Skype, email and phone communications.

 

The overall job function is to:

 

Oversee all facts in the designated 200 Maritime areas to ensure accuracy and consistency to maritime users

 

Review all digital maps and content related to vessels, country entry and exit requirement and pertinent maritime directories and publications

 

Organize and monitor membership, Area Expert data input and maritime information while coordinating with other GA departments including Sales & Marketing, Membership, Maritime, Communications and IT.

 

Devise catalogs and innovative digital storage for user-friendly access

 

The following are basic skill sets required for GA's Library Science Specialist:  

  • Exceptional spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to work as part of a team
  • Intelligence and  a positive attitude
  • An inspiring sense of language - clear - smart - direct
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OS, MS Office suite
  • Maritime Knowledge and geographically astute
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth & Maps
  • Able to operate on your own with weekly Skype team calls and emails

           

The following are value add factors but not required:

  • Experience on the sea,  sailing and/or motor yachts 
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to travel to exotic locations

 

 

When applying we request a resume, requirements for reporting work performance to qualify for

Credits from your respective College/University.

 

Please send materials to admin@goodanchorage.com

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Communications Specialist Internship, Good Anchorage, New Caledonia, France

Good Anchorage is a unique global User Generated Content website for maritime information.  The team is comprised of professional, experienced experts in Maritime and IT state-of-the art practices.  We are looking for open-minded, creative individual to contribute to our modern Maritime & Tourism World. GA views interns as our future workforce therefore work assigned to an intern is professional in nature and is conducted in a learning environment that provides each student real-world experience and an opportunity to be evaluated for potential long-term employment.  Internship assignments are open to associate, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and are based on entry-level professional job descriptions.  The position will involve a great deal of independent work under the guidance of a senior-level supervisor and mentors. The position will operate remotely from wherever you chose. You will be directly supervised by the Project Manager via regular Skype, email and phone communications.

 

The overall job function is to:

 

Lead global Communications to maritime users - captains, crews, ships agents, maritime support industry, advertisers and all components comprising the maritime industry

 

Prepare daily news and occasional press releases

 

Monitor and Edit user-generated content

 

Aggregate relevant content of maritime information

 

The following are basic skill sets required for GA's Communications Specialist internship program

  • Exceptional spoken and written English skills
  • Excellent communication skills and strong ability to work as part of a team
  • Intelligence and  a positive attitude
  • An inspiring sense of language - clear - smart - direct
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Mac OS, MS Office suite
  • Maritime Knowledge and geographically astute
  • Working knowledge of Google Earth & Maps
  • Able to operate on your own with weekly Skype team calls and emails

           

The following are value add factors but not required:

  • Experience on the sea,  sailing and/or motor yachts 
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to travel to exotic locations

 

 

When applying we request a resume, requirements for reporting work performance to qualify for

Credits from your respective College/University.

 

Please send materials to admin@goodanchorage.com

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Call for Applications, ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

ARL is now accepting applications for the ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII). This scholarship program, funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by ARL and MLA, offers minority candidates an opportunity to pursue the master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) while gaining valuable "hands-on" experience in a major music library. The initiative's goal is to increase the number of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within music librarianship by providing support for master's-level LIS education and the practical experience critical for successful entrance into the profession.
Students who have applied to or who are enrolled in an MLIS program with a concentration, certificate, or courses in music librarianship are eligible to apply for the ARL/MLA DII. ARL will accept applications on a rolling basis.

Program Benefits

The ARL/MLA DII fellowship offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 to be distributed over two years, in installments of $2,500 per semester. 
  • Paid internship in a partner music/performing arts library for a period not to exceed one calendar year. Internship sites at partner libraries will be determined by the applicant pool and by the capacity of potential partners to develop and manage the internships. 
  • Financial assistance for relocation to the area of the MLIS program into which the participant has been accepted. 
  • Paid student membership in MLA for one year. 
  • Support for travel to and attendance at an MLA Annual Meeting.
In addition to financial support, the ARL/MLA DII fellowship will provide each program participant with:
  • Mentoring by a library/information professional employed in the partner library. Mentors will participate in formal training provided by ARL consultants. 
  • The opportunity to network with first-time MLA attendees and MLA officers and luminaries at special programs at the Annual Meeting. 
  • Career placement guidance and assistance provided by the MLA placement officer, programs at the MLA Annual Meeting, and other career resources and services available through the MLA and ARL websites.

Impact on One Fellow's Career

Former DII fellow, Jonathan Sauceda, offers his reflections about how the program helped him advance his career in several ways. Sauceda notes, "[The DII] gave me the opportunity to work on several projects at the University of North Texas, which has one of the largest music libraries in the world. This helped give me the experience and qualifications I needed to make me competitive in the job market." Sauceda also observes that the conversations in which he engaged at the MLA Annual Meeting--a trip supported by the DII--encouraged him to apply for positions that he may not have previously considered.
A two-minute video by Jonathan with additional reflections on his experience can be found on the ARL website:

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Chicago IL

Job Opening ID: 22965

This position is a non-tenure eligible appointment at the rank of Librarian Faculty.

GALTER HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Northwestern University, Chicago

Position Description:
Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University is accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisition, activation, maintenance, and usage analysis of resources for the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Reports To: Deputy Director, Galter Health Sciences Library

Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include gathering information associated with potential new products and trials; vendor relations, including license review and negotiation; coordination of the ordering, payment, and activation processes for electronic resources; managing collections budget; managing and maintaining proxy server and OpenURL link resolver; troubleshooting and resolving electronic resources problems.  Coordinate licensing of shared resources among Galter Library, affiliated hospital libraries, and other university libraries. Consolidate vendor-supplied usage data (both COUNTER and non-COUNTER compliant). Synthesize and analyze data to create actionable usage reports.  Collaborate in the implementation of a next-generation library services framework.  Explore new resources and emerging technologies, evaluate their relevance to library goals and user needs, and work with information systems personnel to implement new tools and services as appropriate. Develop documentation of best practices, process improvements, procedures, policies, and guidelines regarding acquisitions and resource management.  Participate on committees, task forces, and special projects related to acquisitions and e-resources as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

*        Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program

*        Minimum 3 years of experience working with acquisitions and electronic resources in an integrated library system

*        Demonstrated experience working with vendors, publishers, and subscription agents

*        Experience negotiating and reviewing license agreements

*        Evidence of collaborative troubleshooting and creative problem solving

*        Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

*        Strong customer service focus

Preferred Qualifications:

*        Experience managing a collections budget in a health sciences or academic library environment

*        Working knowledge of Ex Libris Voyager, SFX, and Primo systems

*        Experience working with EZproxy or other authentication and remote access software

*        Working knowledge of Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager

*        Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER) and protocol (SUSHI)

*        Evidence of initiative and flexibility

*        Demonstrated commitment to personal continuing education and involvement in the profession

Located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaboration, interdisciplinary medical education, and research. Along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, it is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. The Galter Health Sciences Library, a division of NUCATS, Northwestern's clinical and translational sciences institute, shares Northwestern's commitment to excellence, and fosters the creation and sharing of knowledge among the faculty, staff, and students of the Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliates. Library staff and faculty strive to improve and enhance health care through innovation and leadership in the organization, delivery, management, and use of quality information to support the educational, research, and patient care needs of our users. With the recent appointment of Dr. Kristi Holmes as Director at Galter Library, a recognized expert in the area of bioinformatics in libraries and in assessing and reporting research impact, the library is poised to ramp up its bioinformatics, education, clinical, and research support while maintaining the traditional resources of a 21st century library.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit via email a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: m-chung4@northwestern.edu<mailto:m-chung4@northwestern.edu>.  Please reference the job title and job opening ID in the email.

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Library Director, Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville VT

The Morristown Centennial Library seeks a Library Director. This newly- renovated Carnegie Library is located in Morrisville (Pop. 5139) in the heart of the Green Mountains with plenty of opportunity for skiing, hiking and biking nearby.

 

The Library Director will be under the supervision of a 10-member Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management and collection development. We are looking for a resourceful and energetic individual with strong technology skills, community relations experience and a view to the future.

 

BA/BS and two years of public library experience required. Candidate with a Master's degree in Library Science or MLS candidate with library experience is desirable. Vermont library certification required within 1 year. Salary range is $40-42,000 based on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply please send resume and three professional references to  Morristown Centennial Library Search Committee, P.O. Box 727, Morrisville, VT, 05661, or email to MorristownLibrarySearch@gmail.com by April 15th.

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Education and information Services Librarian, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library, Boston MA

EDUCATION & INFO SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library

Tracking Code

7163/C1714

Job Description

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, faculty, residents and staff; creates online tutorials in support of the education program; provides reference services; participates in development and maintenance of Library's website; provides reference services; completes special projects; oversees Library services on Sundays (circulation and computing); participates in professional duties and responsibilities.

Required Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.  Schedule is Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 73

 

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV on the Boston University Human Resources Job Opportunities website http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Instructional Technology Librarian identifies and applies instructional technologies to the provision of online library services by developing and implementing learning objects, tutorials, and digital tools to be used in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended learning environment. The librarian engages with library staff, Learning Commons' partners, faculty, and students across the institution to advance the development of information literacy and technical fluency in support of teaching and learning. The librarian serves as library liaison to the School of Education and participates in associated university initiatives in support of faculty development. As a library liaison the librarian interacts with faculty and students in assigned subject areas providing library instruction, research consultations and reference services; contributes to the development of library collections; and promotes the use of subject-specific information resources utilizing current technologies.

This is a Faculty union position.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

1. Development of instructional materials:

  • Develops and implements learning objects, tutorials and learning modules for access through he library's website or within the learning management system.
  • Develops appropriate measurable learning outcomes for all digital learning objects to foster student information literacy and development of research skills.
  • Participates in assessment of the impact and functionality of instructional technologies and methods of instruction delivery.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to technologically enhance their instruction, and serves as a resource to assist them with the creation of online learning materials. Advises them on the selection and use of appropriate instructional technology tools and software for library instruction.
  • Collaborates with Instructional Design, Center for Student Academic Services, School of Continuing Studies, and Media Services, to maintain awareness and support of teaching and learning.

2. Emerging instructional technologies:

  • Provides leadership in assessing needs, identifying and implementing solutions, and providing support and training for emerging technologies based on users' needs and preferences.
  • Routinely monitors new and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in instructional technologies related to academic librarianship, teaching and learning and identifies possible uses in library services.
  • Supports multimedia technology use for faculty, student s and staff.

3. Library Liaison:

  • Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Assesses user needs; contributes to the design and implementation of user studies.
  • Analyzes trends in research and teaching in assigned areas; uses information to respond to user needs.
  • Delivers effective instructional sessions and provides alternative learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assesses student learning in instruction sessions; uses results to improve instruction.
  • Provides assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Extends services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Responds to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat or text services.
  • Identifies materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services.

Additional Functions:

  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the Dean.
  • Serves on library, Learning Commons, and University committees.
  • Collaborates with RWU Law Library and HELIN Consortium partners on strategic joint programs and staff development initiatives.
  • Participates in professional development activities related to the position.
  • Perform other job related activities/duties.

 

Requirements:

Master's degree in Library and/or Information  Science from an ALA-accredited program. A minimum of two years' experience with instructional technologies in libraries. A minimum of two years' of library instruction experience. Demonstrated ability to seek out, learn, and apply new technologies to library research and instruction.

Strong commitment to responsive and innovative user services. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Ability to balance varied responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in learning theory, pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a range of Web 2.0 technologies. Familiarity with learning  management systems. Experience creating or developing assessment methods for measuring student learning or teaching effectiveness. Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia technologies.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references.

Visit http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=BC7BA8841D99BC5DCE333288040F676D?JOBID=47641 to apply.

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Taxonomist, Capital Group, Los Angeles CA

The Capital Group has a position opening for a taxonomist

Position Title: Taxonomist
AutoReqId: 16488BR
Functional Area: Digital/Web
Work Location: Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
Personnel Area: (Company) 990 : CGC
Org Unit Number/Name: 70035470 : AFWeb User Experience

Responsibilities

  • Establish a formal and sustainable taxonomy practice within the organization
  • Develop semantic infrastructure for content delivery
  • Create an enterprise taxonomy (controlled vocabulary and organization structure)
  • Work may include analyzing search logs; working with business and SEO analysts; and conducting competitive analysis
  • Work with technical, product, and business teams to develop metadata schema for web pages, digital assets, and con
  • Assess functionality of tagging capabilities in Adobe CQ5 and, if needed, research and define requirements for additio
  • Provide input on the creation of tagging workflows
  • Guide content creators/taggers on application of taxonomy and terms, and monitor to ensure assets are tagged corre
  • Develop and document process for ongoing taxonomy maintenance
  • Maintain and evolve DAM structure, including metadata schema and tags
  • Ownership of taxonomy tool
  • Lead Taxonomy Governance meetings
  • Train content creators/taggers
  • Determines where new content types, pages, sections, etc. belong within the authoring environment (folder structure
  • Maps relationships between sets within the repository for reuse
  • Evolves existing sets and elements within enterprise
  • Analyzes fragments and other ad hoc reuse cases to determine if they should be elevated to the set level
  • Coordinates rollout of new sets and elements



Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences or Information Management, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience developing controlled vocabularies or other systems for classification, information retrieval, or asset mana
  • Deep understanding of the application of taxonomy and metadata for content and digital asset management
  • Experience working with content management systems and digital asset managers
  • Ability to solicit stakeholder input via interactive workshops, interviews, or other methods
  • Ability to analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions about taxonomy structure

Primary Manager: Angelo Funicelli
HR Contact/Recruiter: Ashley Lehto
 Ashley_Lehto@capgroup.com, (317) 706-5857

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Taxonomist & Browse Developer, Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle WA

Who We Are

Since 1994, Amazon has evolved from a single retail website to become a global development platform as well as an e-commerce and publishing partner. Innovation is in our DNA, and we constantly seek out the world's brightest technology minds to research and develop new solutions to improve the lives of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Because that's what being Earth's most customer-centric company is all about, and it's still Day One at Amazon.

Job Description

Amazon.com, a Fortune 200 company with over US$48 billion in annual sales, is based in Seattle, US. Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in dozens of product categories.

We are looking for a Browse Developer & Taxonomist as part of the Catalog Quality team in Seattle, Washington.

We are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a smart and passionate person to join our global team of taxonomists. You will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on our sites. As a taxonomist you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy and fun to shop on our sites globally.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
· Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for our customers globally.
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and ensure products end up in the right place for our customers.
· Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of business and technical stakeholders.
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our navigation structures.
· Help develop tools and update product data.

Qualifications

· Bachelor degree, or equivalent professional experience.
· 1-2 years experience in data retrieval techniques.
· Experience working with catalog and classification systems and creation of thesauri.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Information Management
· Basic experience working with UNIX or Perl regular expression.
· Someone who is smart, enjoys doing good work, and is genuinely interested in improving the customer experience of our sites globally.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent English language skill
· Ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language.
· Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated and calm under pressure.

Apply online at: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/253897/taxonomist-browse-developer

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Staff Librarian, Adult Services, Seekonk Public Library, Seekonk MA

Department: Seekonk Public Library, Town of Seekonk

Job Title: Staff Librarian, Adult Services

Duties/Description:  Staff Librarians provide professional services and other forms of assistance directly to library users. Duties include professional services in the areas of reference, collection development, programming, instruction, technology support, and other tasks needed to provide core library services for adults and young adults.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and a successful completion of a professionally supervised public library internship or an equivalent combination of at least one year of training or experience in a public library providing public service.

Other Skills and Abilities Required: Staff Librarians must have a strong commitment to public service, an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, work independently with minimal supervision, and possess an ability to assess and take appropriate actions. Candidates must have a broad and demonstrable knowledge of current and emergent technology including mobile devices, and possess a working knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix. Experience with web content management with WordPress is preferable.

Salary: The starting rate is. This is a full time, non-exempt position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Town 

Closing date:   Friday, April 18 at 12:00 (Noon)

Send: Please submit a resume with a letter stating your qualifications to Peter Fuller, c/o Office of Town Administrator, Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. No emails please.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Due to a retirement, we have an opening for a progressive, community-oriented librarian. We have expanded our branch hours and are focusing on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Elementary, After School, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents.

The Branch Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public service, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. A minimum of three years of progressive professional library experience. Youth Services experience is desirable.

 

Salary:

 

$47,587.46

 

Closing Date:

 

4/14/14 11:59 PM

 

Further Information:

 

Applications must be submitted on the City of Springfield website: http://bit.ly/ObK9fC

Be sure to upload a cover letter.

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Library Director, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

General statement of duties: The director will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a 21st century student-centered academic library. Will have experience with library management, including strategic planning and assessment; develop and manage a variety of digital library initiatives, and lead the university in our efforts to understand how new technologies are impacting academic libraries and student learning while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Assess effectiveness of new programs, current services and provide a vision for change where necessary. Will market programs and services to the campus community and have knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and a record of documented success in developing and/or implementing new methods of delivering instruction. Develop and implement policies and programs that support the university's academic mission, including in key areas of information literacy and participates in and contributes to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.

 

A minimum of seven years progressive experience in an academic library, with administrative experience including supervisory responsibilities with a Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Please note: Employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a CORI and completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please visit our job site for a detailed job description and to apply at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu.  Priority review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled. 

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Volunteer, The Uni Project, Boston MA

Want to be a public librarian outside this summer? Volunteer to help The Uni Project, the Boston Public Library, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy offer pop-up, open-air reading rooms all along the Greenway in downtown Boston. For more info, see:www.theuniproject.org, and contact Leslie Davol (leslie@theuniproject.org) with a short statement of interest.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI

Assistant Professor, position number 0070284, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer and Information Sciences (ICS), 1.00 FTE, (9-month), general funds, tenure-track position to begin approximately August 1, 2014 pending position clearance and availability of funds. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct courses in support of an ALA-accredited masters degree program in Library and Information Science (LIS).
  • Advise master's students and participate actively in professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar in any area of LIS.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields.
  • Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children's literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/ libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential.
  • The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester.
  • Teaching modes include face-to-face, and web-based synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • All faculty are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain funding.
  • Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus, and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University's values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field; masters degree or equivalent; commitment to effective teaching; poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; College or university teaching experience.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of library and information science with those of the ICS Department and related units across the university.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names of 3 professional references. If submitting electronically, please include 'LIS Faculty Position' on the subject line.
Address:
Library and Informaiton Science Program 
2550 McCarthy Mall, HL3C 
Honolulu, HI 96822 

Inquiries:

Dr. Ricahrd Gazan, Search Committee Chair; 808-956-6703gazan@hawaii.edu 

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact theEEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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You can also find the position description online and you can learn more about LIS at UH at our website

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Temporary Archives Specialist, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Archives Specialist for one of our academic library clients. The full-time schedule for this assignment will be Monday through Friday, mostly 9am-5pm, though some evening and weekend hours are possible. The client will also consider part-time applicants for this position. The placement will begin as soon as possible and continue until December 2014.

 

Primary Functions:
Establish intellectual and physical control over archival records and manuscripts of enduring historical and research value by surveying, accessioning, arranging, and describing the holdings of the College Archives.  Provide reference and research services; participate in outreach activities and exhibit preparation.

 

Duties:

  • Reference and Outreach Services (50%): Provide reference and research support to faculty, students, and visitors using other print and electronic research resources, and drawing on strong knowledge of US history and the College Archives materials. Answer mail, email, and telephone questions from college offices and other researchers. Perform research, prepare historical summaries, and assemble historical background information for members of the college community. Provide access to college records and other holdings in accordance with local policies, legal requirements, and donor obligations. Present information about the College Archives' program, its holdings, and their uses to classes and groups. Research, design, and mount exhibits.

 

  • Acquisitions (30%): Survey and accession additions and potential additions to the archives, including confidential administrative files, organizational records, student papers and memorabilia, and faculty papers. Identify material with permanent historical value, note potential restrictions, and apply appropriate criteria for appraisal. Negotiate with donors access and use restrictions and the transfer copyright to the college. Maintain serials and periodicals.

 

  • Archives Processing (20%): Using accepted archival standards and practices, determine the most useful and appropriate organization for collections; identify and discard duplicate or marginal items; and perform basic preservation. Train and supervise student workers in the arrangement and filing of non-confidential materials. Write comprehensive yet concise collection descriptions, inventories, and where appropriate, biographical or organization summaries. Update records in the collection management database.

 

  • Oversee daily operations of the Archives when the College Archivist is absent. Perform related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of archival or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge/experience using EAD encoding language.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; working knowledge of MS Office applications; analytical and problem solving skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to lift boxes of up to 40 lbs.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be April 7.

 

 

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