June 2014 Archives

Evening Circulation Supervisor, D'Amour Library (Part-time), Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an immediate opening for a part-time, evening circulation supervisor in D'Amour Library. The shifts are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to midnight during the academic year with shortened hours over the summer. Hours may vary due to staffing needs and the University's schedule. Working as part of the Circulation team, duties include supervising Circulation Desk evening operations, handling circulation transactions and course reserves, training and supervising student staff, and closing the Library. High school diploma and excellent clerical, communication, and customer service skills required, prior library and supervisory experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu

 

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Part-time Archivist, Old South Church in Boston, Boston MA

Old South Church has an accumulation of records crossing a wide range of activities.  Work has been accomplished on this project over the last four years but there is a good bit more to be done.

 

An archivist is needed to properly record and file these records.

 

Begins mid-August / early September 2014.

 

$20/hour at 8 hours per week.

 

Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm.

 

Please respond to:

 

Helen McCrady

Old South Church in Boston

645 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

617.536.1970

helen@oldsouth.org

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Metadata Cataloging Librarian, Alabama A&M University, Normal AL

Summary: 
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and as part of the Cataloging team, this positon will prepare and enhance original bibliographic and complex member copy records in assigned subjects and formats according to national bibliographic standards and local practice, using Library of Congress classification and subject headings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for monographs and serials cataloging, answering questions and making decisions on the cataloging treatment of potential new titles, and resolving complex problems related to existing cataloging records.
  • Provide leadership in the development of policies and documentation of procedures for cataloging, training for other staff members in the creation and maintenance of cataloging records; and supervisor other library assistants performing similar tasks.
  • Work closely with library teams needing guidance on scholarly publishing models and metadata in the local digital repository.
  • Support the creation, extraction, editing and quality control of metadata.
  • Collaborative implement local metadata schema and develop crosswalks and metadata application profiles to promote access to the library's digitized and born-digital materials
  • May lead projects or serve as a member of a project team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 
Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.
  • At least three (3) years of increasing responsibilities and relevant professional metadata and cataloging experience
  • Evenings and weekend work schedule required

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of OCLC, and cataloging procedures and principles to include AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification and MARC 21.
  • Experience with or education in emerging RDA standards and the FRBR model
  • Experience cataloging monographs and serials
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with reading one or more non-English languages for cataloging purposes, especially Spanish or French
  • Experience with or education in MARC and non-MARC metadata schema and other emerging data standards
  • Experience with or education in HTML, XML, XSLT, Microsoft Excel or other tools used in the creation, extraction, and manipulation of metadata
  • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons
  • Experience with scholarly publishing models and metadata for serials in digital repositories and other experiences desired and duties assigned by the Head of Technical Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate effectively (written and oral) to collaborate with diverse constituencies.
  • Organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to develop a positive reputation through external professional practice service in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service.
  • Ability to effectively interact with library staff and the university community.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment

Online App. Form: http://aamu.interviewexchange.com/jobsearchfrm.jsp

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Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington DC

Position Number: 11708

Department: Art

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A

Position Type: Full-time Staff

Description:

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing digital humanities initiatives. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:Master's degree in Library Science or related field required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in visual media management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support.
  • Experience with visual database management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Additional Information:

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University campus is tobacco and smoke free.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://jobs.american.edu

PI79908935 

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Digital Projects Developer, Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

Here is a direct link to the job announcement (also pasted below): http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/digitalprojectsdeveloper
 
 
Digital Projects Developer

The Digital Projects Developer develops and maintains web applications utilized by faculty, staff, students, and patrons of the Duke University Libraries (DUL).  S/He provides support for middleware and interface development for DUL's enterprise platforms.  S/He serves as analyst in a variety of areas, including data management, usability, applications architecture, and workflow enhancement.

Responsibilities
  • Develops, customizes, and maintains web applications using DUL's enterprise platforms. Works with DUL stakeholders on a wide range of technology initiatives to meet needs for library services. 
  • Implements or develops high quality, innovative, and sustainable software for such functions as departmental and team web sites, resource discovery and access, data visualization and GIS, tools for digital scholarship, and others as needed.
  • Working with project teams and staff in Discovery and Core Services, builds authentication-based services into applications, adapts user interface (UI) themes to application frameworks, and integrates services across platforms.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned DUL project teams in resolving technical issues.  Diagnoses and escalates issues to other technical support units, including non-DUL support units.
  • Develops queries, algorithms, and programming workflows to transform data for uses in resource discovery, visualization, library assessment, and other applications.
  • Works with teams of librarians, analysts, developers, and other staff to cultivate an environment of innovation. Consults and collaborates with partners beyond the library, including campus stakeholders and communities beyond Duke.
  • Collaborates with partners in the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) to provide technical support and feature development as needed for the library catalog search web application.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of technology trends and evaluates their impact on applications used in the DUL.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Qualifications

It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. 

Education

Required: BA/BS in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Library Science, or a related field.

Experience

Required:

  • Demonstrated competence in web programming and scripting using PHP or Ruby on Rails;
  • Strong service orientation as demonstrated by an ability to work effectively with staff and other personnel at all levels;
  • Excellent time management and project management skills;
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goals with minimum supervision; 
  • Ability to establish and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library;
  • Experience with application development tools and techniques, such as version control and unit testing, and one or project management methodologies;
  • Experience with constructing and automatically extracting information from both relational and non-relational databases; 
  • Familiarity with RDF and linked data, with XML/XSLT, and with library metadata standards and encoding practices, such as Dublin Core, MARC, EAD, METS, or MODS;
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript, JQuery, the Hydra framework, Drupal, WordPress, D3, Ajax and/or R;
  • Experience in topical areas such as geoserver applications, image analytics, text mining, game development, mobile platforms or other areas of interest relevant to digital scholarly projects;
Working Conditions
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible 
  • Normal office environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required  

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 
Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. 

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Application

An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/ - refer to Requisition #400845601.  Review of applications will begin in late June and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Library Manager L-II, Olneyville, Providence Community Library, Providence RI

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     June 6, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 13, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

The Providence Community Library is seeking a full time Library Manager to manage the operation of a small neighborhood library and provides direct service to families in the neighborhood.  Duties include answering questions and instructing children and adults in the use of the library; planning and presenting a variety of programs for adults and children, including story hours; and assisting users with the selection of suitable materials and resources; supervising other library staff.  He/she also reviews and recommends library materials for addition to the library collection, and works with librarians and staff at other library locations to develop and implement programs and develop library services and services to children.  Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a professional, team-oriented working environment in the library as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. 

 

The Library Manager is the Library's liaison with the local community.  Duties include visiting schools and meeting with community groups to promote the use of the library, and working with teachers and day care providers to develop and provide indirect library services to children under their care.  He/she reaches out to the community to respond to community needs and to market library services and is expected to establish productive relationships with community groups and agencies, and to develop and implement a range of library services which are tailored to the needs of the neighborhood. 

 

Neighborhood libraries provide a librarian with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the community. Librarians meet and get to know a wide variety of people, and to help them by providing an essential service.  Strong interest in others and a desire to "make a difference" are essential for success.

 

 

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited program, computer literacy.  Spanish speaking a plus. Outside applicants must be willing to undergo a BCI check.

 

Please send resumes and three references to:  Maria Melvin at mmelvin@provcomlib.org

                                                         

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Systems Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, content, and digital preservation activities at the University of Maryland Libraries.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Systems Librarian supports all aspects of the work of the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The Systems Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather requirements for development of new digital initiatives and programs and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries' staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Systems Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, and to communicate issues clearly. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Systems Librarian will ensure that all parties gain consensus regarding requirements and project scope. The Systems Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Systems and Stewardship, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, digital curation and preservation, and metadata.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Develops requirements for new software applications to meet the needs of the department;
-Ensures the preservation of the UMD Libraries' digital assets through file inventorying and archiving;
-Maintains and troubleshoots both legacy systems and new systems;
-Collaborates closely with both technical and non-technical staff from throughout the UMD Libraries, and communicates clearly with all stakeholders;
-Participates in the development and execution of digital projects throughout their life-cycle, from conceptualization to long-term preservation of the results;
-Conceives and develops scripts in support of departmental needs and specifically in order to allow staff to carry out large, complex tasks more efficiently;
-Investigates and implements new technologies and research tools to support the work of the UMD Libraries;
-Writes reports, articles and presentations related to digital programs and initiatives, for example, presenting to UMD Libraries staff about new technologies;
-Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate;
-Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by date of hire.

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of the architecture and technologies of the World Wide Web, including HTML and CSS; knowledge of databases, data modeling, and SQL; knowledge of current best practices in the field of digital preservation; advanced knowledge of XML, and familiarity with the many XML-based metadata schemas and standards commonly used in digital librarianship (including EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.); comfortable with a Unix server environment, including the installation of software packages and setup, configuration and troubleshooting of new server-based applications; demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new languages as needed; demonstrated ability to conceive and develop scripts (in for example shell, Perl, Python, or another modern programming language); ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on multiple projects; understanding of and interest in the academic research and scholarly communication environment of a large research university.

Preferences:
Education: Specialization in digital librarianship.

Experience: Experience with the FedoraCommons digital repository architecture. Experience with special collections and archival and manuscript materials. Demonstrated knowledge of Javascript; good project management skills. Experience with DSpace and/or other digital library applications, such as Open Journal Systems or ArchivesSpace.

Closing Date: 07/25/2014

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27317

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA

Santa Clara University Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head of Archives and Special Collections. The selected candidate will be an imaginative and innovative leader who articulates a clear vision for a department that includes the university archives, special collections, and digital initiatives. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services, the Head of Archives & Special Collections serves as a member of the Library's administrative team, participating in general administrative decision-making, library management, assessment and strategic planning.


Since the merger of archives and special collections in 2009, the unit has grown in personnel and resources and increased its visibility and prominence throughout the campus community and beyond. Its facilities include the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room, an expansive exhibit and gallery area, and a state-of-the-art archival storage vault. The unit's collection strengths include the Mission Santa Clara Collection, consisting of manuscripts and printed books collected and used by the early Franciscans at Mission Santa Clara, from the founding of the Mission in 1777 until the arrival of the Jesuits in 1851; the personal papers of prominent Jesuits such as Fr. Bernard Hubbard and Fr. Jerome Ricard; and the University records and faculty papers of both Santa Clara University and its affiliate, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. In addition, the department's archival materials are complemented by special collections and rare books covering such topics as Jesuitica, non-fiction California, 17th and 18th century theology, 18th and 19th century travel and voyage literature, early printed bibles, and The Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible.


The Head of Archives and Special Collections supervises a unit comprised of five full-time employees: the University Archivist, an Archival Processing Assistant, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, a Digital Initiatives Assistant, and a Public Services Coordinator. The Head of Archives and Special Collections, along with the University Archivist, also share supervision of a temporary, donor-funded Mission Santa Clara Archivist/Manuscripts Specialist (currently funded through July 2015). The Cataloging Specialist (organizationally in technical services) also provides rare book cataloging and special collections processing activities. Additionally, the head acts as a consultant to the Province Archivist of the California Jesuit Province Archives, which shares office and archival storage space with the unit.


Unit Profile

Archives & Special Collections develops, maintains, and preserves rare, unique and institutional materials in the Santa Clara University Library. The Collections directly support the University's teaching, research, and service programs, both on campus and in the larger communities of which it is a part. The collections are focused on areas relevant to the University's roles, primarily as a Jesuit, Catholic university in the heart of Silicon Valley, and as the oldest institution of higher learning in California, with a history integrally connected to Mission Santa Clara, one of California's original missions. The collections also help support the primary resource needs of faculty teaching a variety of traditional and interdisciplinary courses in the University's core curriculum.


Library Profile:

The Library advances the University's mission to educate engaged and accomplished citizens through our dynamic services and unique, extensive collections. Our community-focused staff are integral partners in creating and cultivating physical and virtual learning environments for open inquiry and academic excellence.


The University Library has a staff of 37, including 17 librarians. For more information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit http://www.scu.edu/library/.


Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For information about the benefits offered by Santa Clara University, please visit: http://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits/

Department
University Library

Standard Hours (hours per week)
40

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
60% AdministrationManagement


● Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections
● Sets goals, identifies resource needs and cultivates opportunities for collaboration
● Oversees and supervises five librarians/staff; indirectly supervises one staff
● Describes and redefines positions as necessary
● Raises awareness and develops understanding of the library's unique resources with the community.
● Oversees an operational budget of approximately $60,000 (includes student wages of about $30,000)
● In consultation with the AUL for Resources and Digital Services, oversees collection development and conservation/preservation budget of approximately $40,000 for archives & special collections


Development/Advancement


● Collaborates with development officers on exhibits/receptions
● Works with development officers and library administration on specific donor cultivation activities
● Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections
Assessment
● Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods


30% Instruction/Outreach/Exhibits


● Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials
● Works with development and campus departments to coordinate exhibits in the A&SC exhibit space
● Assists with maintaining the exhibit calendar
● Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials and assesses student learning
● Raises visibility of archives and special collections materials (and their digital surrogates) on campus


10% Service and Scholarship


● Serves on committees and task forces both at the department, library and university level
● Participates in local, state, and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations
● Participates in activities related to inquiry and research

Provides Work Direction
This position directly supervises three employees; and provides second level supervision to two employees as well as a term appointment employee (currently funded through July 2015) and student employees.

Qualifications
Appointment Level:
This position is included in the Academic Staff Librarian category. The specific level at which an appointment is made is determined by the successful candidate's level of experience and professional accomplishment. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian or Librarian level. Minimum qualifications for those ranks are:

Associate Librarian (salary grade 11): at least five years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a mid-career librarian.
Librarian (salary grade 12): at least seven years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a senior librarian.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.


This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Required Qualifications
● MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
● Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
● Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
● Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
● Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community
● Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
● Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
● Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
● Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
● Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
● Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and/or experience of digitization, digital preservation and digital preservation standards
Successful grant writing experience
Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
Fundraising experience and experience working with donors of collections
Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
Experience with promoting collections through social media
Knowledge
• Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections

Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
Skills
• Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community

Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor

Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Education and/or Experience
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Years of Experience
Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
Close Date
07/25/2014

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants
Deadline for Applications: Applications received by July 25, 2014 will receive first consideration. Interested candidates should submit an application electronically through the SCU HR jobs site (below). Application materials submitted should include: cover letter, complete resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each person's professional relationship to the application. Nominations are welcomed and can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services at rmajors@scu.edu.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu

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Director, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives(SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university.Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture,history of the book, women's history, historic preservation,American and British writers and poets,and the history of the University.Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the Katherine Anne Porter Collection.


Lead as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.


Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.


Articulate a vision for the collection of the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.


Articulate a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
Participate in ongoing assessment and strategic planning for special collections materials in the performing arts.


Serve as point of contact for Special Collections and University Archives' off-campus partners, including the AFL-CIO, National Public Radio, the National Diet Library of Japan and others.
Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.


DUTIES:
Manage personnel operations for approximately 30-40 faculty librarians, professional staff, contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers.
Manage planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.


Coordinate SCUA's operations with other Libraries departments and divisions, including Acquisitions, Digital Services and Stewardship, Metadata Services, Preservation, Public Services, and Special Collections in the Performing Arts/International Piano Archives to meet departmental and Libraries-wide goals and objectives.
Lead collection development planning in collaboration with collection area leaders and the Associate Dean for Collections. Oversee process for drafting and acting on collection development plans, including strategies for managing the identification, acquisition, processing, preservation and delivery of born-digital content.


Lead functional planning for new tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness.


Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate operation of the Severn Library facility with relevant Libraries staff for off-site collections.


Coordinate donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with relevant University personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to lead and articulate a vision for SCUA and to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals and priorities.
Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of significant formal education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media; advanced knowledge of digital issues relevant for special collections materials.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Preferences:
Preferred: Advanced degree in academic disciplines relevant to major holdings in SCUA.
Experience in a university or large research institution setting.

The job announcement, including details about the application procedure, is available at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/26737. The full position description is located on the UMD Libraries' website at: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions. Applications will be accepted until July 10.

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Processing Archivist, Knowledge and Library Services, Baker Library, Harvard University Business School, Cambridge MA

Harvard Business School's Baker Library Special Collections seeks a Processing Archivist for its "Art & Business: The Polaroid Consultant Photographer Records" project, part of the Harvard Library Open Your Hidden Collections program. The Processing Archivist will provide intellectual access to a series of the Polaroid Corporation Collection that documents the work of art photographers who advised Polaroid in the development of its iconic instant photography products, circa 1940s-1980s. This is a full-time term appointment with an end date of June 30, 2015.


Under supervision of the Special Collections Librarian (Manuscripts), the Processing Archivist will arrange and describe this series of records and photographs. Responsibilities will include surveying and appraisal, making recommendations for arrangement, and rehousing and describing the collection at the appropriate processing level. The archivist will create a finding aid according to national standards, using XML and EAD (Electronic Archival Description), and create original MARC records in accordance with national and local cataloging standards.
The archivist will process and catalog the phot

This is a term appointment ending on 6/30/15.

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
o M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. with an archival concentration.
o Three or more years of experience appraising, arranging and describing manuscript and archival materials.
o Experience in using MARC and DACS for original cataloging of manuscript materials required. Knowledge of EAD required.
o Experience in the processing of visual materials highly desirable, particularly familiarity with cataloging and standards for visual materials.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33078BR

Apply here

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Upper School Librarian (Grades 7-9), Wheeler Library, Fessenden School, West Newton MA

The Wheeler Library is looking for a creative, motivated, organized and collaborative librarian to work with boys in grades 7-9 and their faculty. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of and appreciation for how the use of technology and nonprint resources enhances information literacy as defined by AASL standards. The Upper School librarian will use this knowledge as he or she collaborates with faculty to design learning opportunities for students. The candidate will also have a deep knowledge of middle school literature for boys and be prepared to creatively promote reading and literature appreciation in the library, classrooms, and school community. The ability to prepare high-quality reading lists and contribute to collection development for grades 5-9 is required. In our busy library, we value the ability to work closely with colleagues and students. The Upper, Middle, and Lower School librarians at Fessenden work together to provide a vibrant, forward-thinking and coherent program for Pre-K through 9th grade boys. An MLS is required, and experience in an educational environment is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Asst. Head (ssmith@fessenden.org). Please include your name and the position in which you are applying for in the email.

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Apply to the ALA Emerging Leaders Program!

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

The EL program kicks off with a day-long session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows and develops in an online learning and networking environment for six months. The program culminates with a poster session presentation to display the results of the project planning work of each group at the ALA Annual Conference.

Participants commit to participating in all aspects of the program. Participants may be offered an opportunity to serve on an ALA, division, chapter, or round table committee, task force or workgroup as well as other library-related groups upon completion of program. However, appointments are not guaranteed.

The program is limited to no more than 50 participants each year.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee seeks diversity based on geography, gender, ethnicity and type of library. Particular attention is given to candidates' personal statements as well as those of their references. No more than one person from any institution can be selected for participation in the program per year.  Preference will be given to those who do not have experience working on ALA committees, task forces, etc.and to those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a new library professional of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working at a professional or paraprofessional level in a library and
     
  2. Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between the two conferences and
     
  3. Be prepared to commit to serve on an ALA, Division, Chapter, or Round Table committee, task force or workgroup, or your state or local library organization upon completion of program, and
     
  4. Be an ALA member, and if sponsored by an organization, a member of that organization. 

Applying to the Program

Applications for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders are now being accepted.   Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline for submission of the application and all references is August 1, 2014.  Once an application has been submitted, persons listed as references in the application will receive automated notices with appropriate links to complete statements of reference.  All reference letters, letters of support, etc. should be submitted online by the same deadline, August 1, 2014.  Note: The program is limited to approximately 50 participants each year.  About two-thirds of selected participants will be sponsored.  As part of the application, you may select various organizations that you would like to consider you for sponsorship.  However, sponsorship is not required to participate in the program.  If you are not sponsored, you will be expected to pay all of your own expenses which may include travel and hotel to attend both ALA Conferences.

Apply Now.

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Call for Applications, 2014-2015 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award

2014-2015 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award: Call for Applications

 

Award Description:

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at host site.  A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management.  The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

 

For consideration, please submit your application by Wednesday, July 31, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact Margaret N. Webster, mnw3@cornell.edu. The recipient of the VRAF Internship Award will be announced by Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

 

Award Amount:

The VRAF Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the VRAF Internship Committee signed by the internship supervisor and the intern stating that the 200 hours have been completed. If the recipient is not a US citizen, the VRAF is required by the IRS to withhold a percentage of this award. 

 

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation.  The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the VRA. The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference). The grant is for use between September 12, 2014 and September 11, 2015.

 

Eligibility: 

Applicants should be students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library or information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, visual or studio art, museum studies, or other applicable field of study may apply for this award. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline, or demonstrate an equivalent combination of coursework and relevant experience.

 

Acceptable Uses of Professional Development Money:

A professional development component of $1,000 is available to support attendance at the national VRA conference, other appropriate conferences, or the Summer Educational Institute for Image Management. The recipient will be reimbursed upon submission of receipts and documentation.  The award recipient will be formally recognized during the Awards ceremony at the VRA conference.

 

Application Deadline and Decision Announcement:

Applications for the 2014-2015 are due Wednesday, July 31, 2014.

The award decisions will be publically announced on Wednesday, September 12, 2014.

 

Guidelines and Application Procedures: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/iqndex.php/grants/internship_award/

 

How to Apply:

To apply for the award, please submit the following:

1. A current resume.

2. A current transcript [this does not need to be issued directly from the institution].

3. An essay of up to 300 words addressing the applicant's professional goals, expectations of the internship experience, and any skills or background that might benefit visual resources. A brief description of the proposed project is desirable.

4. The names of two professional or scholastic references with address, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

5. Recommended, but not required: Host institution and contact information of internship supervisor.

 

Application materials in electronic form are preferred and should be submitted as a single PDF file to:

Margaret N. Webster

Visual Resources Consultant

Phone: 607-257-3365

Email: mnw3@cornell.edu

 

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Unpaid internship, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Cundy's Harbor Library is seeking to fill an unpaid intern position as we migrate our collection from Microsoft Access to Library World.  Attention to detail is important.  We are in a small coastal fishing village in a pleasant location.  The cataloging position is immediate; there may be other work once that project is completed.

 

Contact Denise Schwartz, Acting Librarian, for more information.

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Associate University Librarian for Collections, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Brandeis University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections to shape the direction of collections management and technical services at Brandeis. The successful candidate will craft a clear vision for the management of collections in a research library and will possess a deep appreciation for the importance of both signature and core collections, as well as new digital and collaborative scholarship tools. Reporting to the Vice Provost/University Librarian/Chief Information Officer, the AUL for Collections will participate as part of the Library's leadership team and will supervise the cataloging, metadata, and collection services group.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leadership of planning and policy development for collections
  • Advocacy on behalf of resources for collections both on campus and within the Library, representing the Library and its collections to campus and external resource allocators
  • Development of policies and procedures affecting functional areas, budget allocation, and changes in service policies, in conjunction with the University Librarian and other AULs
  • Control and management of the budget for procurement and delivery of information resources, including negotiation of licenses and management of the acquisition process for information resources

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in library and information science required; additional graduate education welcome
  • At least five years of experience in managing staff and budgets
  • Strong and detailed knowledge of acquisition and procurement processes in academic libraries
  • Expertise in multiple library metadata schemas, and in the use and transformation of metadata
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and data analysis tools; expertise in digital collection development
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to manage complex projects and the ability to foster teamwork; detailed understanding of the online information environment as managed by a library organization; experience in collection development for research libraries

 

http://tinyurl.com/kqyduwo

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Click on "Begin Your Job Search Now." Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

 

Closing Statement:

 

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Market Research Analyst, Chicago Area IL

Are you, or is someone you know, seeking a great opportunity to join a global Innovation team? You will have the opportunity to help shape this team and the future of the company.

Our client, a multi-national specialty chemical company serving the adhesives, graphic arts, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries, is seeking the right individual to: research and identify new markets, market opportunities and market trends and to focus business and technology development to drive long term business growth.  The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged rosin availability, unique dispersion technology and usage in new markets and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.  This team is seeking an experienced market research expert to identify new markets, merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


This position will be located either in their downtown Chicago office or in their northwest suburban location.

This Market Research Analyst will:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research to identify new markets and trends. 
  • Apply advanced Market Research skills in developing analytics to aid decision making. 
  • Make recommendations based on these analytics to develop innovative strategies to provide exceptional growth. 
  • Identify potential opportunities for creating processes and technologies that improve the cost of doing business in chosen target markets. 
  • Make recommendations for merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


Experience required:

Bachelor degree required, advanced degree preferred.

3-7 years experience in identifying sources of and collecting data as well as analyzing and interpreting it.

Experience in chemical industry strongly preferred.

If you have interest in this position, or know someone who may have interest, please contact me.

Greg Holysz
Executive Search Consultant
HCM Partners, Inc. 
847-893-0329
gholysz@hcm-partners.com

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston MA

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT:
The Trial Court is committed to:

  • the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:
The Support Services Department is responsible for a wide range of distinct topic areas that provide support to the administration of justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Judicial Response System, the operation of Trial Court Law Libraries, a Record Management operation, the Office of Court Interpreters, the Office of Transcription Services and the oversight and implementation of court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us

POSITION SUMMARY:
Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian performs professional and administrative library work in planning, development and management of a broad range of library electronic services and information technology projects for the Trial Court Law Libraries. This position provides leadership in responding to public and staff computer needs including, but not limited to, identifying, assessing, recommending and implementing applicable technology to improve library services and operations, both locally and system-wide; staff training to maintain computer equipment in the libraries as well as perform electronic legal reference and designer of web sites including, but not limited to the law libraries.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receives general direction from the Director of Support Services and the Law Library Coordinator of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assists with the installation of new technology in all law libraries;
  • Troubleshoots problems with library computers and networks, and visits law libraries to correct problems or improve computer configurations;
  • Designs and maintains database of all law library computers, including software, hardware and all computer problems;
  • Creates and/or coordinates training for staff in computer skills needed to maintain and trouble shoot library computer equipment and software as well as electronic reference services;
  • Develops and maintains law library web site to enhance patrons' access to law library information;
  • Educates library staff about information technology services;
  • Attends and participates in meetings and projects concerning the future of library information technology;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and automation, legal research and practice, by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions in areas of professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Research emerging trends in library science and information technology and makes recommendations to the Law Library Coordinator;
  • Works with other librarians on system wide projects such as grants, collection development and planning;
  • Represents the law libraries on appropriate court and/or library committees;
  • Implements directives of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court; and
  • Performs related duties as required.


JOB COMPETENCIES:
All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:


Ethics and Values - Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries.

Mission - Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge - Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.

Customer Service - Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.


Collaboration - Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals and maintaining effective working relationships.


Commitment to Diversity - Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.


Continuous Learning - Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
These are the minimum requirements for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian:

Master's Degree in Library Science, a Law Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or Three (3) years full-time experience in a Trial Court Law Library position;

Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of law library administration and library science;

Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;

Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;

Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, CD-ROM technology and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;

Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;

Knowledge of Massachusetts court system;

Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations and the types of resources and services offered to librarians and library users;

Knowledge of space planning including the physical layout and technical aspects of the operation and types of equipment and furniture in libraries;

Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;

Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

Ability to utilize computer applications, such as spreadsheets and word processing;

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel and the general public;

Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;

Ability to work independently and with groups; and

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations.

OTHER:
PLEASE NOTE:

Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check for all new hires.

ENTRY LEVEL STARTING SALARY: Level 19

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:

http://www.mass.gov/courts/jobs/index.html

PLEASE NOTE:

Paper, faxed or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

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Technical Metadata Librarian, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers MA

Job Description: The Technical Metadata Librarian will be involved in tracking and surfacing changing and emerging bibliographic metadata standards and best practices both within the Data Systems team, as well as to other CCC stakeholders. The successful candidate will be charged with the analysis, specification, testing, and maintenance of applications and processes involving CCC's bibliographic and rights databases. Represent business interests in projects, help ensure system conformity to CCC policies, procedures and standards, and provide leadership on complex projects. The successful candidate will display a sophisticated ability to understand the technologies being used and the development process. In addition, the Metadata Architect will serve as liaison between Data Systems & Services, Engineering Application Development and other CCC business units to provide technical solutions that meet user needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as CCC's metadata expert, responsible for data model creation, maintenance and international standards compliance.
  • Propose business models for emerging metadata standards and fields across the organization where appropriate.
  • Track industry standards (via participation in relevant industry standard organizations and working groups), technologies and related process activities in libraries, publishing and other knowledge industries to advise CCC management on applicability to CCC's systems and products. Oversee and assist in the development of CCC's bibliographic and rights management metadata standards.
  • Lead definition and prioritization of business requirements for internal and customer-facing applications in accordance with metadata architecture and business strategy. Drive implementation of new functionality and enhancements with an eye towards industry standards. Advocate for streamlined business processes through assessment of existing practices and the development of process improvements.
  • Serve on cross-functional project teams responsible for the implementation of major business system upgrades. Collaborate with technical teams to translate business requirements into functional specifications.
  • Develop communication and training plans for system enhancements in collaboration with other business managers. Provide technical support and training for users through direct instruction, individualized training and written communication.
  • Serve as coach and mentor to other Data Systems & Services staff in the areas of business analysis, requirements specification, system functionality, bibliographic and rights metadata standards, and project management methodology.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES

  • At least 5 years' experience working in a publishing or library environment.
  • Proven track record in successfully leading functional project teams in a development setting.
  • Ability to absorb technical and business workflows quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience working directly with both technical and non-technical staff in a project-based setting.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills. Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Skilled at navigating competing demands and expectations with diplomacy and skill.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Adept at establishing strong working relationships with highly technical development staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent industry experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, ONIX, MARCXML, PBCORE.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • An in-depth understanding of current issues and trends in the domain of bibliographic data management and manipulation.
  • 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.
  • Successful track record fulfilling leadership roles on project teams in environments that involve highly complex technological systems and workflows, and a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Experience with publishing and bibliographic data in a variety of formats.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey information to both technical and business audiences.
  • Experience working closely with Engineering resources and collaborating closely with the Engineering department to deploy technology based solutions

Preferred

  • Experience working with bibliographic and content feeds
  • Experience with Agile project methodologies
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting language

Please forward resume to hr@copyright.com

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Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: CATALOGING AND ACQUISITIONS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

The Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian is responsible for procuring and cataloging print and digital materials for all Firm libraries (14). Evaluates all collections for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and relevance to the practices of the attorneys firmwide. Keeps up with changing trends in the firm's practice and coordinates with the other librarians to make sure all practice needs are met. Weeds the collections of out of date or superseded materials including periodicals.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for all aspects of acquisition of library materials, including pre-order searching, placing orders, claims.
  • Responsible for all aspects of collection development and the deaccessioning of library materials, in accordance with the collection development policy.
  • Orders new materials on behalf of attorneys, Marketing and other staff. Ensures proper delivery of materials to the requester.
  • Responsible for all aspects of cataloging bibliographic and authority control, including cataloging in all formats using OCLC and EOSi system. Ensures accuracy and compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control.
  • Performs all copy and original cataloging for the library; sets guidelines for original cataloging. Maintains a library shelf list or its equivalent, and shelf reads as needed.
  • Oversees the distribution of Deskbooks and sets policies in consultation with firm's practice groups.
  • Works directly with vendors on billing problems and claims.
  • Acts as back up to Serials Librarian and Technical Services/Computer Librarian.
  • Implements and maintains an automated library circulation system to checks in, checks out, renews, and reserves materials for attorneys; and keeps circulation statistics and monthly reports.
  • Maintains Library Circulation by sending past due notices, maintaining a list of missing books and periodicals, checking attorney offices, and replacing missing books in consultation with Head of Firmwide Library Services, edits bibliographic records accordingly.
  • Manages and administers a firmwide library Circulation policy and procedures. Implements and maintains Reference Tracker and Library's FAQ page.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Oversees periodic audit of Serials check-in system, claims missing materials, and updates Holdings accordingly.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Minimum of two years recent cataloging experience; cataloging legal materials in an academic law library preferred.
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats including digital materials. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools; experienced with one or more integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of internationally applied cataloging standards (AACR2 and RDA); familiarity with Library of Congress subject and classification schedules; and, an understanding of how catalog data is coded and mapped through OCLC and MARC21 Bibliographic Formats to display in an automated library system.
  • Experience cataloging materials through a networked cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system, such as EOSi.
  • Experience with continuing resources and automated check in systems.
  • Ability to train staff and prepare effective training material and other documentation.
  • Catalog maintenance experience, particularly in quality control issues related to access to library resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.
  • Actively participating in professional organization to stay informed on developments in cataloging and technical services.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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Serials Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com  to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: SERIALS LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the control and management of continuing resources in all formats. Also responsible for quality control, and the implementation of policies and procedures that support the timely and persistent availability of continuing resources to library users.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the entire set of processes for library continuations for all offices, including creating patron records in EOS.
  • Responsible for updating PubList, providing access to online library database subscriptions, managing the posting of the PubList and the A-Z List of electronic resources to Firm's intranet.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining content on the library's web site and intranet.
  • Processes the arrival and departures of all staff as pertains to serial publications, databases and checked-out library materials.
  • Prepares 'notes' and Guides for the electronic resources, as applicable, so that the staff can troubleshoot access problems for the patrons expediently.
  • Manages the quantity and quality of resources received, claims missing materials, for all formats.
  • Oversees the filers' schedules and the Boston filer's duties. Maintains schedule of filers in other offices, and ensures that they send list of items filed soon after their visit, and maintains a file folder for each of the offices; troubleshoots filing problems for filers in all offices.
  • Processes library invoices, statements and renewal notices, for Accounting;
  • Aids in the maintenance of routing lists for deskbooks. Distributes requested deskbooks and updates inventory in EOS.
  • Responsible for the reference desk newspaper collection, including retention and weeding. Removes superseded materials from the shelves and processes them accordingly.
  • Returns unwanted library materials to publishers.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for library maintenance, including supplies, facing and shelf reading.
  • Assists with inventory control by checking attorney offices for missing books, Prints book/other material labels using library software, EOS.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Responsible for Lexis Westlaw usage report, collaborates with TS/Computer Librarian of Research Monitor.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Recent Library School graduate; law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communications and customer service skills and ability to interact effectively with all level of firm personnel.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with one or more integrated library systems and OCLC. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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University Archivist/Librarian, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

University Archivist/Librarian, a permanent, tenure-track faculty position.  Beginning professionals are invited to apply. The University Archivist/Librarian will be responsible for daily operations and long-term development of the Archives. S/He will be an advocate for the collection, promoting its value to the University community.  The person in this position will play a key role in the library's development of digital preservation and curation activities including a future Institutional Repository.  Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position descriptions and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Project Archivist, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

Temporary position for up to three years.  An experienced Archivist to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives.  The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position description and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Catalog/Metadata Librarian 1-2, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

DEPARTMENT:                Beinecke Library, Yale University

STARS Requisition #:      25886BR

 

Yale University invites applications for the position of Catalog/Metadata Librarian. Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.  The Rare Book Team is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.

 

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
  • Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  • Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
  • Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.

 

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25886BR.  AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Public Library Director, Turner Free Library, Randolph MA

The Board of Trustees of the Turner Free Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Turner Free Library is one of the busiest libraries on the South Shore. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations to maintain a library responsive to community needs with active community outreach skills. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, the Library Director must manage traditional and evolving library services; develop library policies; supervise and develop staff and volunteers; possess significant IT experience; financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including an upcoming renovation. The Director should have strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of town government and Massachusetts General Laws.

The successful candidate will have 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including 3 years of significant management and supervisory responsibilities. A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required.

The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $75,000.00-$82,000.00 depending on qualifications.

 

Resume and letter of interest by July 25, 2014 to:

Send:  Email resume, letter of interest and the name and contact information for three professional references to:  sfcart@msn.com

 

The Town of Randolph is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Full Time (37 ½ hours per week)

Salary: $43,142.84 annually

Closing date: Sun. 07/06/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

Description:

 

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Our branch hours, visitor counts, and program attendances have risen dramatically under our "Rethink: Springfield City Library" plan (http://slidesha.re/1etabSa), which focuses on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Elementary Services, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Afterschool Services, 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, and may work with adults, teens, and children. See the City of Springfield's website for more information: http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. Refer to the full job description at http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF, listed under "Reference Librarian."

 

Apply:

 

All applications must be submitted via the City of Springfield's website (http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF). Please be sure to upload a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Springfield City Library and how your background makes you a good fit with our team approach.

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Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Libraries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

HEAD OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Special Collections and University Archives provides leadership and vision for the department and, in collaboration with other library units, oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, music, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head serves as the University Archivist and incumbent administers activities related to ODU's historical records and documents. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within the department which currently consists of 1 librarian and 1 staff position as well as a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns. The incumbent also represents the ODU Libraries within the University and Commonwealth, and at the regional and national level regarding issues
related to special collections and archives. The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision making environment.


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  •  An American Library Association or equivalent accredited Library graduate degree required
  •  Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, presentation, instruction, analytical and project management skills
  •  Ability to work successfully with a diverse community of faculty, students, visiting scholars, university administrators, community users and current and potential donors
  •  Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, digitization, database management, and Web applications publishing
  •  Skill in developing and managing special collections resources and/or university archives in print, digital and other formats
  •  Strong commitment to public services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting
  •  Ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management
  •  Ability to prepare and manage grant proposals
  •  Progressively responsible experience in library special collections and/or archives
  •  Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards
  •  Supervisory experience
  •  Evidence of continuing education and professional development


Preferred:

  •  Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives
  •  Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards
  •  Experience with donor relations and collection development
  •  Experience with music special collections and/or knowledge of music fundamentals
  •  Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies



SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000. Excellent benefits package.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. Position announcement and description are available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm. For campus information, check http://www.odu.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin July, 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Administrative Assistant, and Search Committee for Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.

Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

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Director, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, New Haven CT

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: The Fortunoff Video Archive (FVA) is a collection of 4,500 video testimonies and related ephemera of Holocaust witnesses. Reporting to the Director of Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) in the Yale University Library (YUL), and in collaboration with MSSA and other YUL staff, the FVA Director is responsible for establishing a vision for FVA and setting priorities for the administration of the collection and incorporation of the collection into teaching and research at Yale and beyond. Administrative responsibilities include analysis, planning, and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures; budgeting and financial oversight; management of rights and related legal issues; and development and managements of grant-funded and other special projects. The Director establishes programs and policies to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection; hires and manages appropriate staff; creates and oversees the website and other promotional material; communicates with national and international affiliated projects; works with donors, Yale's development offices, and Yale's office of grants and contracts to seek financial support when needed; and directs recording of testimonies at Yale. Working in a complex university library environment in collegial fashion, the Director contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of both MSSA and YUL. To support teaching and research, the Director responds to phone and email reference inquiries and works individually with in-person researchers. Building on existing programs, s/he engages in inventive outreach across the Yale community, using technology when appropriate, and develops strong relationships with faculty to promote integration of testimonies into their courses and research. The Director teaches classes, conducts instructional and other user training programs, and creates edited programs for use in outreach and teaching. The Director plays an active role in local, national, and international professional and scholarly communities. S/he will maintain and enhance the reputation of the FVA as a leader in the preservation of Holocaust testimonies and their use in teaching and scholarship.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. • Knowledge of the history of and current trends in scholarly research related to the study of the Holocaust. • Knowledge of program/project management, including budget and financial oversight. • Reading and speaking fluency in at least one of the following languages in addition to English: Hebrew, French, German. • Preferred: PhD. in humanities or social sciences related to Holocaust studies. Knowledge of or experience in intellectual access and control programs and video technology/preservation.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html. 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.

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 25530BR. Please be sure to reference #25530BR in your cover letter. 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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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore, lead, and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian works diverse constituents to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members on metadata projects and initiatives.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University is comprised of eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu<http://www.miami.edu>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu<http://www.library.miami.edu>) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and Lyra  sis.

POSITION:  Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Working closely with the Digital Projects team, the core mission of this position is to apply, steward, and preserve metadata for the Libraries' digital collections, as well as explore collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members related to metadata initiatives and special projects.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance: Creates, reviews, and edits metadata for digital collections. Assists in the development and application of metadata crosswalks and data conversion routines. Supervises and trains staff members on metadata for digital collections, projects, and initiatives. Develops, evaluates, and implements metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with the necessary stakeholders. Collaborates in the selection, design, and adaptation of metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries. Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of metadata for access, resource discovery, and preservation. Performs outreach and seeks opportunities for collaborative efforts within the Library and beyond to enhance and broaden metadata operations. Remains current with metadata and digital library development standards and trends. Participates in library professional associations and other appropriate venues for professional development.

Service: Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues.  Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate. Participates on the Resource Description Coordination Board and participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or equivalent. Knowledge of current and emerging cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, tools, and their applications. Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with digital library development, linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives. Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility. Self-motivation, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task with various deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents. Strong commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to meet the University of Miami Libraries' cr  iteria for advancement and promotion of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred: Two or more years of metadata or traditional library cataloging experience in a production environment. Knowledge of archival theories and description. Experience using archival information management applications and digital asset management systems like Archon, ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm. Prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and set priorities, and effective organizational skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income tax. More information on benefits can be found at:  http://www.miami.edu/index.php/benefits_administration/.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Librarian, Seattle Children's, Seattle WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is rewarded and new ideas are encouraged.  At Seattle Children's, the Pacific Northwest's premier pediatric care center, you'll find a true commitment to our patients and families that reaches far beyond the bounds of clinical expertise.


Schedule: Full time

Shift: Days, M-F

Location:  Main Hospital Campus

Salary: DOE

JOB SUMMARY:



Provide day-to-day knowledge-based reference assistance and information services for faculty, physicians, residents, staff and students in support of the mission of Seattle Children's.  Includes training and orientation of library users, circulation and cataloging functions, and the development and maintenance of book and journal collections.  As a member of the Clinical Effectiveness program, participate in the development of evidence-based clinical care resources and the design of methodologies for their creation.  Participate in ongoing library strategic planning, quality improvement initiatives, and the development of web-based educational resources.


Minimum Education and Experience:
Required:
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school of library/information science
- At least five (5) years experience as a medical  librarian
- At least five (5) years experience with biomedical database searching
- Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications
- Experience in interpreting information needs of users

Preferred:
- Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals
- Reading recognition of a foreign language

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of, and experience with, current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically in Evidence-Based Practice tenets and teaching methodologies
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Familiarity with use of integrated library systems
- Excellent teaching and presentation skills
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Strong organizational and managerial skills
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Able to develop a vision for library services and exercise leadership in its pursuit
- Able to work independently, set priorities, multitask, and display strong personal initiative
- Able to interact comfortably with a diverse community


We offer competitive pay, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, and employee reward and recognition programs.  For more information and to apply online, visit us at www.seattlechildrens.org<http://www.seattlechildrens.org/> noting requisition number 14-8239. Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA

Head, Information Resources Management
Librarian III, IV or V

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged individual to lead the Department of Information Resources Management. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision for acquiring, processing, providing intellectual access, organizing, managing, and preserving print and digital collections. The Head, Information Resources Management will prioritize and administer departmental workflows and services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. A key position objective is to balance knowledge of collection management activities to integrate this function into the broader, user-oriented perspective and foster a culture of communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking state-of-the-art approaches to engage and work with campus researchers.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

2. Minimum of five years recent supervisory experience in this or a comparable research, academic or special library.

3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.

4. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.

5. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.

6. Current knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in technical services in the field (i.e., ERMs, discovery services, linked open data, RDA, integrated library systems, etc.).

7. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.

8. Budget management experience.
9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
11. Experience with collection assessment activities, including data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with usability testing; and experience working in a unionized environment.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:
Please apply on line at www.http://umass.interviewexchange.com and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by July 18, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Mercer County Community College, Trenton NJ

Acquisitions Librarian [Full Time] - The Library is seeking a Librarian responsible for selecting and ordering books, periodicals, audiovisual and electronic resources and other materials for the library's collection; maintains the library's budgets and vendor accounts; participates in reference services rotation and provides information literacy instruction. 

An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science required and at least two years related acquisitions and collection development experience is preferred for consideration. Demonstrated use of Excel and knowledge of Access and library management systems required. Some weekends are required; hours Monday through Thursday, 8am - 4pm, Friday 8:30am-4:40pm., some weekend hours required; compensation low $40's ; position will remain open until filled. 

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Information Literacy and Digital Learning Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL

12-month, Tenure-Track, beginning Fall 2014 

The purpose of this position is to teach information literacy across the curriculum in a small classroom environment with students at the center of the educational experience. Duties include development of information literacy instruction across the curriculum and support for digital learning initiatives in the library. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Work collaboratively with the QEP Director to implement and assess QEP outcomes across the University curriculum.
  2. Teach in the Library's information literacy program for a variety of fields, courses, and subjects and develop Library services for distance learners.
  3. Determine appropriate ways to infuse information literacy across the curriculum.
  4. Assess the Library's information literacy program.
  5. Create and maintain diverse and innovative materials to support instruction and research.
  6. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Library's digital learning initiatives.
  7. Collaborate with colleagues inside the library and across campus to design and pilot innovative teaching practices.
  8. Collaborate with a variety of campus constituents engaged in high impact practices.
  9. Engage in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of library services.
  10. Provide reference assistance to Library patrons in person and on-line.
  11. Participate in Library strategic planning.
  12. Participate in collection development decisions.
  13. Participate in reference service including night and Sunday hours as needed.
  14. Serve on Library and University committees.
  15. Engage in scholarly research with the aim of achieving a sustained body of high-quality work.
  16. Perform other professional duties as needed.


Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and, as such, shall promote a positive impression by demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach at all times. 

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: 
Contribute to Library blog and social media presences; offer support for special events hosted by the Library, and assist in weeding projects. 

Applicants should hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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Research Emerging Technologies Librarian, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield MA

Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian

Western New England University School of Law is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as our Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This Librarian plays a unique role in ensuring that the Law Library takes full advantage of existing technologies and investigates and adapts new technologies for acquiring, organizing, and presenting legal information to our faculty and students while also providing the high level of research assistance for which our Library is known. Additionally, this position's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping to maintain the library's web presence including creating and maintaining LibGuide Research Guides, maintaining our Digital Commons scholarly repository and SSRN Research Paper Series; acting as liaison to our IT department; developing expertise with our integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; managing our Interlibrary Loan program; participating in the library's instructional programs; and acting as liaison to assigned faculty members.

J. D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions; demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources; experience developing web resources and custom applications; knowledge of the use of technology in libraries; strong service orientation and the ability to interact and to communicate effectively with faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons; ability to work both independently and in a collaborative collegial environment; excellent communication skills. Reference experience strongly preferred.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Springfield is situated in the Pioneer Valley, home to thriving arts and cultural communities, and conveniently located 90 minutes from Boston, 30 minutes from Northampton, and less than 60 minutes to the Berkshires.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Screening of applications will begin July 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We will also be interviewing at AALL Sunday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 15. Please send cover letter (detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position), resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Application Information

Postal Address: Donna Martin
Human Resources
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Email Address: hr@wne.edu

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Project Archivist (Temporary), University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

The Project Archivist will be responsible for an estimated three year project to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives. The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. S/He will develop and implement a uniform arrangement and describe the collections according to archival practices for DACS. S/he will ensure that materials are efficiently and effectively processed, and develop finding aids in accordance with best practices. If time permits, work may also be done on a specialized collection titled "The Country School Legacy," a multimedia collection focused on the history of the one-room school house in Nebraska. The Project Archivist will work collaboratively with the University Archivist/Librarian and the Coordinator of Collection Services to develop policies and procedures and begin planning to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences. Monthly reports of progress will be provided to the Dean of the Library. At the end of the project, a written report describing the completed project along with recommendations for future development, preservation, digitization and access, will be provided to the Dean. Duties may include supervising staff and students. This position reports to the Coordinator of Collection Services and the Dean of the Library. This is a full-time temporary position, renewable for up to three calendar years. 

Required:

  • Master's degree from an A.L.A. accredited library or information science program with an archival concentration;
  • or M.A. in related subject area with current certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists;
  • Minimum of three years of experience processing, arranging, describing, and managing Archival collections in various formats; project management experience.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), and developing EAD records.
  • Proven skills in selecting, implementing and using an archival data management system.
  • Experience appraising archival collections, preference given to work in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams, to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent training and communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple environments.
  • Past experience in supervising student assistants and support staff.
  • An active member of a professional archival organization (such as the Society of American Archivists - SAA).
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lb. boxes of material.

Completed applications received by 07/21/2014 will receive full consideration. This position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate must complete a background investigation prior to the start of employment. 
To apply,  follow instructions to complete the online Application. In addition, attach a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to the online application. Address the cover letter to Michael Sutherland, Chair, Search Committee, Calvin T Ryan Library, 2508 11th Ave, Kearney NE 68849-2240. 

Direct questions about the position to: 308/865-8544. 

Direct questions about the application process to: 308/865-8655 or employment@unk.edu

AA/EO/ADA

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Part-time Law Librarian, Law Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Part-time Law Librarian to provide coverage one to three days per week at a leading global law firm in Boston, MA.  The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Technical Services duties include:

 

  • Provide serials management, check-in and routing publications, processing new materials, cataloging and interlibrary loan

 

Research duties include:

 

  • Conduct cost-effective research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas.
  • Assist with outreach, marketing and the development of strategic plans

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Two to four years of work experience in a law firm with strong working knowledge of legal research resources and online databases
  • Strong technical services experiences
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team

 

To apply:

 

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

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit www.accufile.com

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Assistant Library Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Library Director. This is a professional, supervisory position under the supervision of the Library Director, with review by the Board of Trustees, assists the Library Director in the planning, evaluation, and administration of the library system, staff, facilities, services, and resources.

 

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY

Salary: $65,000-$79,000 commensurate with experience

 

START DATE

September 29, 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five to seven years of public library experience, including three years of supervisory experience or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Assists the Library Director in the management of the library system.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Manages the Central Library including the development, scheduling and evaluation of personnel, library security and operations.
  • Supervises the general operation of the branch libraries, including coordination of personnel and scheduling.
  • Develops strong partnerships between the library and other community agencies.
  • Promotes library programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates maintenance, repair and improvement of the Central Library and branch locations facilities and grounds.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Coordinates data collection for library statistical reports for the Library Director.
  • Directly oversees the operation of the Arlington Library branch.
  • Maintains library disaster and emergency plan.
  • Participates in Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as library liaison with the Friends of the Library.
  • Assumes responsibility for library operations during Library Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of public library operations.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

 

 

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Sierra integrated library system
  • Experience with Sierra Create List, Statistics and Web Management Reports functions
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with E-Rate applications

 

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 22, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury CT

POSITION:      

Librarian, (Community College Professional 18)
12- Month Tenure Track Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         

Fall 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience as a Librarian.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.  They must also provide appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned:  Public and Reference Services; Technical Services, Instruction; Circulation Management; and Staff Supervision.  Responsibilities will include staffing the Reference desk, teaching library instruction classes, cataloging and acquisition of materials, and providing computer-based technical support for the library.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:
$59,471, approximate annual, subject to collective bargaining increase.

TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted)
  • Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution
  • Name, address and phone number of three references


Librarian Search Committee
Room L410A
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
July 21, 2014

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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the Integrated Digital Services Librarian. Working in a collaboritive team environment, this tenure-track faculty librarian position will partner with both campus and consortial IT to support and maintain library hardware and software; including local instances of systems such as Ex Libris ALEPH, OCLC ILLiad, Sakai and ArchivesSpace amongst others. She/he will also assist the Head of Digital Services in identifying and implementing new technologies and delivery models for instructional content and library resources. The Integrated Digital Services Librarian will also have opportunities to provide traditional reference services and to teach within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

Priority will be given to applications received before July 10, though the position will remain open until filled.  To apply, please review the vacancy announcement available through http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and  select the external applicant link.

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Librarian III, Rutgers, Newark NJ

Job Number: 14NS999450
Location: Newark (Northern New Jersey)
Facility: Central Administration
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Range: LS23S $58,464. $73,077. $87,690.


Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science or Information Technology. Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment at one or more Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools are required. Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, electronic reserve systems, integrated library systems, network administration, Web-based education support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and scholarly information resources and databases.

Responsibilities: Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle). Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community.

New Jersey First Act/Residency Law:

Employment at Rutgers is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available athttp://www.umdnj.edu/hrweb/residencylaw-faq.htm.

Rutgers University offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit uhr.rutgers.edu.

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Elementary School Library, Media and Information Specialist, Norwell Public Schools, Norwell MA

The Norwell Public Schools, Norwell, MA, is looking for long term substitute for an Elementary School Library Media and Information Specialist for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications and supporting materials are due by 12:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014.

The link to our district web site's Employment page

And the link to the Employment Documents Information and Forms which must be received in the application: http://www.norwellschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=185

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Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist, New Hartford Public Schools, New Hartford CT

Position Available
2014-2015 School Year


The New Hartford Public Schools has the following teaching position available for the 2014-2015 school year:


Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist (.7 FTE)


Certification: 062 or 013 (or appropriate certification in elementary education)
Requirements: Experience working with elementary students in the classroom integration of library and technology in all content areas. Classroom experience preferred.


Salary Range: As Per the New Hartford Education Association Contract


Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2014

Application Package Must Include:

Letter of Interest
Resume
3 Current Letters of Reference
Copy of CT Certification
Copy of Transcripts

Send Application Package to (DO NOT EMAIL):

Philip B. O'Reilly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
PO Box 315
New Hartford, CT 06057

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Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, highly motivated candidates for the position of Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian.

The UC Santa Barbara Library has maintained a residency program since 1985; UCSB Library was a leader in this regard and, like many programs that have developed since, had an early focus upon hiring new librarians from a diverse background.  The Library continues to have a strong commitment to the residency program and developing library professionals in a rapidly evolving information ecology.

The Evolving Workforce Residency at the UCSB Library is intended to recruit those relatively new to working in a research library who can contribute effectively to the changing role of academic libraries. Graduates and early professionals come into the market with new ideas, enthusiasm, a contemporary educational experience, and the potential to be catalysts in transforming libraries. Many of these individuals will be the leaders in the next generation of library services. The program encourages Residents to imagine the academic library of the future and gives them the resources and freedom to experiment and explore new models. In return, the Library will benefit from the focused skills and initiative the Resident brings to redefine the required workforce of the future.

The Resident will be hired for a term of two years, will participate in the librarian review process, and will be eligible for extension for a third year. 

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through work, research, and service.  

Evolving Workforce Residency program description:  http://www.library.ucsb.edu/library-human-resources/library-residency-program

RESPONSIBILITIES

During the first year of the program the Resident will gain meaningful work experience in an academic library.  Working under the general direction of the Music Librarian, the Assistant Music Librarian:  

  • provides in-depth reference services in music for faculty, students, and community members;
  • develops and manages the music collections by selecting music materials in all formats;
  • monitors  music serials and standing orders;
  • formulates collection related policies; 
  • maintains awareness of new trends in music and related interdisciplinary scholarship;
  • maintains close contact with the music faculty regarding development of the music collections;
  • participates in developing and evaluating goals, policies, and procedures to guide the services, outreach, and general operations of the Music Library;
  • participates in planning related to the upcoming move of Music Library collections and services to the main library building;
  • provides instruction in critical use of information resources relevant to music scholarship and performance; creates online guides and other informational materials;
  • maintains awareness of new modes of dissemination for scholarly and creative production in music, as well as new and emerging media and other digital technologies and their applications in support of the Music Library's programs and services;
  • participates in the Humanities Collection Group to further the overall goals of the library's collection development programs;
  • participates in an active instructional program including credit-bearing library research classes.

 

Also, during the first year, a specific project will be selected as a focus related to music librarianship or the broader goals of the Library with mentoring and training provided.

The second year will include reporting out on the efforts to date on their project in mid-stage development.   If the Residency is renewed, the third year will allow the Resident to gain deeper knowledge and more substantial experience in their project area, culminating with a capstone project, preferably for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained throughout the three years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 

  • master's degree from a library school with a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent earned within the previous three years of the start date; or, another appropriate degree(s) or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services;
  • bachelor's degree or substantial undergraduate or graduate coursework in music;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

 

Desired: 

  • advanced degree in music;
  • working knowledge of two Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications.  The Resident is eligible for travel support to pursue professional activities at the same level as career librarians with additional support if funding is available.   The appointment will be at Assistant Librarian Rank and will be full-time with access to the University's benefits package.  The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:

  • Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications must be completed by Friday, July 18. 
  • Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00310.
  • Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants.
  • For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or rgeorge@library.ucsb.edu.
  • Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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Graduate Scholar Award, Twelfth International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries

Student scholarships are available for the 2014 International Conference on Books, Publishing, and Libraries which will be held at Simmons November 8-9, 2014. 

 

Application

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Manager of Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Manager of Borrower Services (37.5hrs per wk)
Position #M416-701

QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university is required. A master's degree from an ALA accredited library school of library science is a plus and experience with integrated library systems is a plus. A minimum of five years of successful work experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required. Experience managing customer service in a library, bookstore or publishing outlet is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Proven organizational and managerial skills are necessary. Requires ability to evaluate staff, set goals with staff, implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, motivate staff, maintain morale, provide direction, and support organizational goals. Ability to coach and manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in a fast-paced major service area. Proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service. Ability to supervise and to train staff, to encourage staff to identify and solve problems for customers. Ability to balance reasonable exceptions with consistent service. Ability to lead by example and willingness to work alongside the team. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Capacity to embrace change and motivate staff to do the same. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others. Ability to work well in a team situation and flexibility during emergency staffing situations. Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Library. Necessary attributes: strong work ethic, maturity, candor, resourcefulness, tact, initiative, good memory, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Borrower Services is a senior leadership position with responsibility for directing the Borrower Services Department of the Main Library and borrower services for the library system. The Manager of Borrower Services establishes the priorities and sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, confidential, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
· Manages borrower services which includes all circulation functions in a manner that supports the overall goals of the Library, provides strong leadership and vision, and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality customer services to the public
· Continually evaluates, improves, and implements policies and procedures to best meet the evolving needs of the community in the areas of circulation, deliveries, shelving, display and merchandizing
· Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems for patrons
· Ensures customer service is consistent and personalized, making reasonable exceptions as need arises. Resolves customer complaints effectively and efficiently as needed
· Protects the privacy and free access of library patrons
· Ensures the professional and welcoming appearance of the public service areas
· Sets goals for the service area, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly. Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession. Designs policies and procedures that serve the customer service priorities of the Library.
· Supervises and evaluates staff. Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.
· Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible and to embrace change
· Fosters excellent communication skills within the department and across the library system
· Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals. Creates an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility and team work flourishes.
· Ensures staff desk coverage is adequate, equitably assigned, and that staff assignments are developed in the best interest of library service needs
· Conducts regular staff meetings and ensures content is recorded and shared
· Promotes full access to the collection through the prompt shelving and merchandizing of the main library's collections. Assumes responsibility for collection development and weeding in assigned areas.
· Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary, popular literature and nonfiction; develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
· Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library. This may involve serving on committees, and representing the library at Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

RATE: $ 69,768 - $83,643 in seven steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312


Deadline: 7/22/14

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Library Director, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Overview:

Director needed for small coastal community library, open year-round, 3 days per week. The Library provides recreational and educational programs for adults and children to encourage reading and acts as an information resource for this historic working harbor community.

 

Qualifications Required:

  •          College education and/or relevant combination of experience and training
  •          Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, email, web-based tools and accounting software
  •          Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written
  •          Successful candidate must pass a background check

Principal Duties:

  •          Manages facilities and all daily operations of a library with a circulating collection of 5500 items, within yearly budget
  •          Provides library services and reading /outreach programs for all ages
  •          Pays close attention to detail and the changing needs of the community
  •          Recruits and supervises hourly staff, contractors and volunteers
  •          Prepares a variety of reports for decision-making, as well as regulatory and fiscal purposes
  •          Works with the CHL Board of Directors and its committees to decide and achieve institutional goals as set by the Board each year
  •          Writes monthly e-newsletter, other publicity, and manages web-space
  •          Collaborates with other non-profits in the area
  •          Keeps abreast of greater library communications and completes 10hrs of library professional development each year
  •          Oversees the purchase and maintenance of all equipment
  •          Provides technology expertise to the community, as appropriate
  •          Creates and maintains administrative records for the Board and the Library

Salary range: $10-13 per hour. 17-20 hours per week, 50 weeks

Respondents should send a pdf version of their resume and cover letter to: directorsearch@cundysharbor.me

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Librarian, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield CT

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, CT has an opening for an elementary (grades PK-8) Librarian beginning August, 2014.  Candidate should be a practicing Catholic, have a Masters in Library Science with 062 certification, experience teaching 21st Century information literacy classes, handling circulation, searches and cataloging using Follett Destiny OPAC.  Will be responsible to plan volunteer training, conduct read-alouds, process supply or book order invoices, educate on research projects, citations, and Web 2.0/media technology using a Smart Board, computers, and laptops.  Lesson planning focuses on CT Common Core and AASL Crosswalk standards.

 

Resumes should be sent to patricia.brady@stasonline.net

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $69,814.93 - $90,101.95 annually


Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  • Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  • Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  • Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  • Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  • Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications and contracts.
  • Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  •  Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  •  Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  •  Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  •  Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  •  Experience in serving diverse populations.
  •  Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  •  Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  •  Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the provision of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

Acceptable Substitution: None.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 11, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009.

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Nominate your favorites for ASIS&T Awards!

Do you know of someone in at GSLIS who deserves an award for their work? I have listed below some awards due this summer. Contact me with any nominations you have for any of the following awards - I will follow up with you for further information and assist in gathering the necessary letters of support. Feel free to nominate yourself.



Recognizes unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science.
Due August 1


The purpose of this award is to recognize the service of an individual to a particular Chapter. It is given for significant contributions to the membership of the Chapter through participation in and support of its meetings and publications; fund-raising; recruitment; or other significant activities. It is intended that this award recognize contributions at the local level. 
Due August 15



The purpose of the award is to recognize innovation by a Chapter during the previous year (July-June) that will have a positive impact on future operations, collaborations, or communications within the chapter, of other chapters, or of other units within ASIS&T. 
Due August 15



The ALISE Board of Directors seeks nominations from institutional members for the Doctoral Students to ALISE Grant. The grant supports the attendance of one or more promising LIS doctoral students at the ALISE Annual Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL on January 27-30, 2015. Through undertaking conference assignments and participating fully in conference programs, the winner will gain an understanding of how ALISE serves its members. One or two grants will be given. 
Due September 15



CRITERIA include: Evidence of regular and sustained excellence in teaching library and information science (40 points); Contributions to curriculum design which demonstrate subject expertise and the ability to integrate new developments in library and information science (20 points); Evidence of mentoring students, alumni, and/or practicing professionals outside the classroom (20 points); Use of effective and innovative teaching methods (20 points)
Due September 15

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Early Literacy Children's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for an Early Literacy Children's Librarian I position. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and will perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and service with a concentration on children.

Salary: $44,556 - $60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education

  •  A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.
  •  Courses in children's literature and early literacy and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school.
  •  Storytelling, infant brain development, and/or early literacy concept courses and/or experience desirable.


Experience

  •  Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work.
  •  Knowledge of the techniques of programming for children.


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: June 26, 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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Conservation Officer, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Conservation Officer position. This is a temporary one-year position renewable for up to three years. The Conservation Officer is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections; keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation/bookbinding. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility.

Requirements: Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation principles and practices. Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings, including historic bookbinding structures. Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as evidenced by a
conservation portfolio. Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management, disaster recovery.

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:

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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STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian Daniel Library, The Citadel, Charleston SC

Job Responsibilities



The Daniel Library at The Citadel invites qualified applicants for the position of STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will have multiple roles including liaising to the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics as well as providing support to the Systems Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of the Daniel Library.





Liaison librarians cultivate partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver instructional and collection development services to support the college's research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

Additionally, relevant ongoing professional development is expected. Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.





The STEM Liaison Librarian duties (65%):



*        Serve as the liaison to the School of Engineering, which includes three departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and, Engineering Leadership and Project Management, and to the School of Science and Mathematics which includes five departments: Biology; Chemistry; Health, Exercise and Sport Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; and, Physics.

*        Collaborate with the Education Liaison Librarian in outreach support for the Citadel STEM Center for Excellence.

*        Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy and other library based initiatives.

*        Maintain existing online research guides and develop new innovative online research tools for science, engineering, math and related disciplines.

*        Provide general and subject-specific reference and research assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.

*        As a member of the Instruction team, and under the direction of the Instruction Coordinator, the STEM librarian will also contribute to the development and teaching of the freshmen orientation course (Citadel 101) library sessions.

*        Create value-added services, resources, and programs to liaison departments and users.





Emerging Technologies Librarian duties (35%):



*        Serve as primary back-up to the Systems Librarian.

*        Assist in the daily management of select library systems including LibGuides CMS, LibAnswers, and EDS.

*        Collaborate on innovative technology centric projects.





Minimum and Additional Requirements



*        An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science.

*        Minimum of 2 years of library experience in any STEM area providing reference, information literacy, consultation, or liaison services.

*        An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in STEM fields.

*        Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship.

*        Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, written, and presentation skills.

*        Enthusiasm for collaboration and ability to work effectively in a collegial team-based environment.

*        Initiative and innovative problem-solving skills.





Preferred Qualifications



*        Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, math, physics, or related discipline.

*        Administrative experience with any of the following technologies: ILLiad, EDS, EZProxy, Millennium, or ContentDM.

*        Experience coding for web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, or JQuery.





Additional Comments

The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.




To Apply:
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/895044/stem-librarian/agency/sc/apply

Position is open until filled.

To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application.

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Young Adult Librarian, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

This is a full time, 35 hour per week, position in the Young Adult area to plan, organize and implement young adult programs to encourage Library use and reading and provide reference services to patrons. Reports to Coordinator of Public Services in developing goals, policies and procedures for young adult programs.  Responsible for developing and maintaining young adult materials collection and program budget. Collaborates with schools and other agencies to develop and conduct young adult programming, promote activities; prepare promotional and related materials. Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one-year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information.

 

The hourly pay range is $25.2159 to $30.2785 and includes a full benefit package.

 

Applications /Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Dept, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by July 7, 2014

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Children's Librarian II, Georgetown Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in a beautiful and busy branch to provide reference & reader's advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Act as an advocate for children to library staff and the community. Serve on system-wide committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in
early literacy education, social media, and computer hardware & software as they apply to libraries. Demonstrated STEM-related programing preferred. Commitment to maintaining the branch's children's department
as a commercial-free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours. Must have or obtain a valid Indiana Driver's License and have reliable transportation.

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 $37,710.40. 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: Apply today! or visit our website at www.acpl.info/hr Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through Sunday July 6th, 2014.

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Product Manager for Collection Development, Ebsco, Ipswich MA

Ebsco is hiring a Product Manager for Collection Development. Please see description and requirements below. Applicants should submit an application online at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=38.


Position Overview

Product Manager, Collection Development


  • Responsible for all aspects of product management and planning for assigned collection development and librarian resource product lines, including H.W. Wilson Core Collection
  • Establishes goals, objectives and milestones for product lines and leads the creation of plans for EBSCO's efforts to market the product lines to library and non-library buyers
  • Ongoing maintenance and development within assigned product lines including identification of functional and content requirements and improvements
  • Oversees the collection development efforts for Core Collections and other school/public library market products (selection, evaluation, and on-going assessment)



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Works with collection development team to refine the process of recommending content, based on pre-established criteria and standard collection development parameters, to be included within the Core Collections
  • Develops business plans for products following the EIS Roadmap Methodology.
  • Acts as champion for assigned product lines
  • Contributes to product enhancements by identifying metadata and process related enhancements which align with industry projected growth and innovation
  • Becomes knowledgeable about competitive products and understands the requirements of library customers and the library market
  • Provide product expertise and help prepare communications regarding product updates related to Core Collections in support of sales and marketing efforts
  • Actively promotes the product(s) with both internal audiences (Sales and Customer Support) and external audiences (Customers)
  • Demonstrates the flexibility needed to adapt to new tasks and initiatives as they become evident and necessary, due to evolving and growing needs at EBSCO
  • Supervises collection development team and oversees the work of independent contractors engaged in the functions and activities described above, including librarian Advisory Boards and focus groups


Skills

Requirements:


Masters in Library and Information Science.

3-5 years experience working in libraries and/ or with library technology.

Collection development experience (1-3 years) and thorough knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and practices


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, library acquisitions and/or electronic access standards
  • Demonstrated ability to create and assess recommendations based on multiple criteria, including genre, appeal, reading level, topic, and other author-related and reader-centered attributes
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Core Collections and Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Management experience





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 Product Management Department
When you join EBSCO as a Product Manager, Collection Development, you will contribute your skills to the Product Management Department in Ipswich, MA. The Product Management department develops strategies for product lines, evaluates competition, identifies revenue opportunities for products, and selects the product portfolio on EBSCOhost®. Other professionals working in this department include editors, product managers, product management analysts, royalty management specialists, contract administrators, collections management specialists, research analysts, account managers and more.

EBSCO Information Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Librarian, Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH

Since our founding in 1965, Daniel Webster College ("DWC") has established itself as an innovative center of higher learning. DWC maintains an active enrollment of approximately 1,000 students in varying Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the following schools: Arts and Sciences; Aviation Sciences; Business,  Management and Professional Studies; Engineering and Computer Sciences.  Our programs employ traditional, applied and adult-learning teaching styles and are delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment of mutual respect.

 

We are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in the fields of aviation, information technology, business and engineering.

 

In our pursuit of excellence, our employees are our greatest asset.  DWC is a reflection of the spirit of our college community and every employee plays an invaluable role in the achievement of our mission.

 

Ensures the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is established as and remains an integral part of the campus.  Develops, coordinates and delivers user training courses/materials as well as prepares and distributes user documentation and aids.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities

•Designs, implements and maintains strategic plans for the LRC library collections.

•In collaboration with campus faculty, selects books and other media needed for the LRC.  Coordinates LRC materials with course curriculum.

•Assists students with questions regarding the LRC or course materials.

•Designs and delivers database tutorials and instruction materials for users and assists them in search strategies and advanced information needs.

•Assists Instructors with retention efforts by providing information on resources and techniques to enhance study skills, library research skills, etc.  Maintains records of LRC usage to correlate students' progress with their course work.

•Offers formal and informal instruction sessions on how to conduct research using library resources. Serves as an embedded librarian in multiple sections of freshman English.

•Provides reference service to the campus community during assigned desk hours  and via email.

•Negotiates library agreements by complying with state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices and the guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.

 

Requirements & Additional Information:

 

Requirements  

•Master's degree required in Library Science from and ALA accredited library school.

•At least two years' experience working in a library environment.

•Efficiently and effectively utilize a personal computer and related software including Microsoft Office, departmental specific software and the Internet.

•Able to interact with employees, students and outside contacts of all levels.

•Proven educational or administrative experience in solving problems for individuals or teams.  Experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills.

•Proven track record of handling and organizing multiple items with timely completions.

•Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.

•Past history of developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

•Applicants must be available to work a variable work schedule that will include evenings and weekends .

 

Daniel Webster College is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as well as the opportunity for career development.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Apply at https://careers-dwc.icims.com/jobs/21609/librarian/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

 

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Information Architect, Tekzenit, Irving TX

Information Architect; direct contract to hire

 

Location:

Irving, TX

 

Description:

Your nickname is "Problem Solver". You are an information architect who knows how to get your card sort on and some say that you may be a tree-test hugger - we don't judge. You have experience in desktop, tablet and mobile across a wide range of projects, from consumer-focused websites to back-end enterprise-level lead-gen systems...and anywhere in-between. You dream in mind maps and create word clouds for fun.

 

While heavily leaning on traditional IA and UX strategy skillsets, you seek to closely collaborate with an extended team of Designers, Copywriters, Project Managers and Web Developers in order to get things done.

 

You are THE intersection between Content, User and Context.

 

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to make the complex simple.
  • Translate disparate needs into meaningful, action-inducing user experience frameworks.
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology
  • Working knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and Practices
  • Ability to plan and conduct IA related research such as card sorts and tree tests
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of information architecture-related software (Visio, Axure, etc.)
  • Highly organized self starter
  • Ability to make order out of chaos

 

Bonus Points For:

  • IA Experience with large corporations and/or large, complex web properties
  • Agile or LEAN UX experience
  • Experience in a contracting / consulting environment

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in HCI or Library Science with a web emphasis + 4 or more years of experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

or

  • Master's Degree in HCI or Library Science + 2 years experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

 

Please include your portfolio of IA samples.

 

Please email all resumes to David.Batten@tekzenit.com

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Systems Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington DC

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library's Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library's primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and supporting the Library's suite of information management systems related to the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and enhancement requests and act as Library's representative to the national user group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.


This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The position works closely with several key staff members from all departments in the library and several departments on campus to ensure that the integrity of the ILS and its data are maintained.


Requirements

•Master's in Library or Information Science or equivalent.

•Three to five (3-5) years of library experience, preferably in an academic library.

•Demonstrated experience in leading and managing an Integrated Library System, platforms, and computer operations. Preferred experience with III systems (Millennium and or Sierra), but other ILS experience is also acceptable.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with of link resolvers and ILS data.

•Demonstrated experience in doing some scripting or programming to automate tasks.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, Primo etc.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

•Knowledge of MARC format

•Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as FRBR, Z39.50, OAI/PHM, RDA.

•Familiarity with EZProxy, and standards such as RSS, Web 2.0, etc.

Other Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people with some overlapping requirements.


Georgetown University offers attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance plan. We encourage qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume online to job number 20141111 Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.


Please apply to: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20141111


Internal Number: 20141111

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

Pelham, NH, Public Library seeks a creative, outreach-oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director.  The right candidate will have knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning, as well as web site and social media skills.  The Library is a beautiful newer facility in southern NH, with easy access to Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.  Servicing over 5,500 patrons, with a collection of over 30,000 items, with 3FT staff, plus PT and volunteers.  MLS plus three years administrative work experience in a library setting desired.

 

Salary beginning at $51,300 plus excellent benefits, including retirement.

 

Find more info @ www.mrigov.com/career.html

 

FLSA exempt position; EEO

 

DEADLINE: July 25, 2014 (or until position is filled)

 

RESUMES HELD IN CONFIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION REQUIRED:  recruitment@mrigov.com

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Haverford College, Haverford PA

As a member of a team of librarians, provides full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services.  Provides expert research, instruction and collection development service for assigned fields in the Social Sciences and Sciences.  Collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges' libraries.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian and collaborates strongly with the Science Librarian.

 

Specific Duties

 

1 Provides a full range of general reference services as well as in depth research assistance in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.

 

2.  Participates in the Library's instruction program through individual research meetings and by developing class presentations, course guides, displays, etc.

 

3.  Develops and manages collections in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.  Maintains close working relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas.  Works to maintain the effectiveness of the Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore approval plan. 

 

4. Actively engages with a related scholarly discipline.

 

5.  Trains and supervises student assistants assigned to reference work.

 

6.  Keeps abreast of new technologies with a view toward their application to research services. 

 

7.  Other duties as assigned.

 

 

The Position and the College:

 

Located on a wooded suburban campus less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, Haverford College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,175 students and 120 faculty. The Quaker foundation and traditions of the college encourage a respect for the individual and an openness of exchange that make it attractive to intellectually ambitious and socially conscious students. The library staff of 25 offers a supportive environment for self-motivated, team-oriented, creative, committed librarians seeking intellectual and professional growth through involvement in the work of faculty and students. Local Haverford library and information technology resources are substantially augmented by consortial relations with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.

 

This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative, consortially-oriented work environment. The college seeks 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 with that of other units within the libraries and among the Tri-College libraries. This position is new and is intended to help meet the increasing demand by faculty and students for instruction and research support. The salary is competitive and comes with generous benefits.

 

Qualifications

 

1.  Work experience: Demonstrated proficiency in research services and instruction required.  Two years professional-level experience with general reference, research support, instruction, and collection development services in an academic library desirable. 

 

2.  Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, broad liberal arts background, and A.L.A.-accredited master's degree required; advanced degree highly desirable.  Scholarly engagement in relevant discipline highly desirable.  Reading knowledge of major European languages highly desirable. 

 

3.  Other: Demonstrated user-oriented approach to library service, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work energetically and collegially with all constituencies of the academic community required.  Broad familiarity with the subject matter and techniques of college research and teaching, especially in the pertinent fields, required.  Understanding of research trends including digital scholarship and the role of technology in pedagogy.  Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness. Strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education required. 

 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and  résumé to Margaret Schaus, Lead Research and Instruction Librarian at mschaus@haverford.edu (Haverford College, 3700 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041).  Please no phone calls.  Application review is ongoing until the position is filled.

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Instructional Technology Specialist, Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Public Schools
Functional Job Description


Title: Instructional Technology Specialist

Qualifications:
• Master's Degree preferred
• Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Instructional Technology by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with demonstrated teaching experience
• Skill, knowledge and ability to plan, organize and provide professional development opportunities
• Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.)


Reports To:
• Supervisor of Technology
• Assistant Superintendent


Job Goal: To support teachers in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology units, which promote 21st century skills and are aligned with curricula and state standards, by integrating technology in new and effective ways to improve teaching and learning.


Work Year: 204 days - Teacher Year plus 5 days before school begins, 5 days after school ends and 10 floating days for use during the school year


Salary/Benefits:


Performance Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and technology integration.
• Provide direction and support for technology integration and the implementation of the Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations.
• Work with school personnel to develop and carry out a technology implementation plan.
• Work with Special Education Dept to support the integration of assistive technology and technology in general to support student IEP needs.
• Work with school personnel to review curricula goals and to identify, support and implement technologies that increase access to curriculum.
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities, including collaborative learning communities, for effective integration of technology to promote 21st century skills and to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are linked to curriculum goals and state standards.
• Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
• Participate in professional growth opportunities.
• Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary.
• Adhere to and enforce all technology policies and procedures put in place by Administrators.
• Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor of Technology
• Member of Assistant Superintendent's Curriculum Teams

Essential Functions of the Job:
Must possess the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel and students.
• Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
• Create an overall school culture where technology is valued as a teaching and learning tool.
• Stay current in the areas of educational technology and teaching strategies.
• Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies to support teaching and learning.
• Provide instructional leadership to school personnel in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with teachers to effectively integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.
• Ensure that technology use supports and enhances curricula goals.
• Act as a technology resource to school personnel and students.

Specialty Area:


Must be able to:
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in the area of instructional technology.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities that focus on the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are aligned to district goals and state standards.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.
• Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Marblehead Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=856602

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Clinical Information Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751 in Philadelphia PA, is seeking applicants for the Clinical Librarian position. Please see the brief description below and submit applications at the Penn Medicine careers website (search for keyword "librarian" in the "All Other Opportunities" category).



Position Description

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical clientele and meets information needs through direct collaboration with clinical staff as well as through the oversight of the Medical Library. Responsibilities of this role include the development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library and the institution, development of new programs, continuing assessment of programs, proactive service to clientele, supervision of library staff and being informed of library, Pennsylvania Hospital and UPHS system-wide information management issues.



Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution. Three years library and /or clinical experience. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer, including application of computer and other technologies to information management. Knowledge of current resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques in the health, biomedical and/or life sciences. A strong interest in and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with outcome measures or performance indicators. Experience in a clinical setting.



Additional Information

At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you will experience at our prestigious institution. As a recipient of the Philadelphia Business journal's  healthiest employer award, we continue our commitment to help our employees maintain healthy lifestyles. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre-paid tuition assistance programs in the region.

To apply

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Reader Advisor, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Reader Advisor

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

The read advisor acts as the primary point of contact for patrons of the Perkins Library and is responsible for assigning audio and braille books, described videos, large print, and other new and/or emerging accessible formats using the Library's automated circulation system. The advisor will facilitate all aspects of patron book selection and delivery processes.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answers incoming telephone lines and assists patrons with information about their book selection, service status, shipments made, requests/reserves processed, and other available services.
  • Utilizes the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) to serve patrons on all aspects of their talking and braille book services and creates book orders for patrons by searching request lists, selects books by subject interest or author preferences, customizes patrons service profiles and serves patrons according to their service preferences.
  • Answers general informational requests and assists in resolving requests, selection or service problems from patrons.
  • Maintains the online patron reading database including updating patron reading interests, service frequency, and type of service data as needed.
  • Searches the Library of Congress/National Library Service online catalog to assist patrons in locating titles that are not available locally.
  • Processes routine interlibrary loan requests to other libraries and Library of Congress Multistate Centers through an electronic national system for interlibrary loan processing; maintains detailed notes of interlibrary loan transactions in the patron database.
  • Provides basic information on eligibility, registration, equipment; refers calls to other staff as appropriate.
  • Notifies the Registration Unit of updated patron information, status changes or subscription related information such as address changes, transfers, cessation of services, and subscription problems.
  • Provides basic technical support with regard to the library downloadable book services.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of unit volunteer staff.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two (2) years, public library or reference experience. 

 

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Clinical Librarian, Mercer University Medical Library, Macon GA

https://www.mercerjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=372370

Job Title: Clinical Librarian (part-time)
Department: Library - Medical School
Vac # F15-042
Work Location: Macon
Hours per Week: 20 hours/week

*Responsibilities*
The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Library seeks a part-time, 20 hours per week, clinical librarian for the contracted year-to-year position at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) Health Resource Center.

The clinical librarian serves as an information expert for the MCCG Hospital staff including, residents, faculty, attending physicians, pharmacists, nurses and students. The librarian will manage the MCCG Docline account by updating routing tables, SERHOLD, etc. The librarian
will also manage and maintain a link resolver for online resources, and negotiate licensing of library resources. The librarian will provide collection development for the center and weed resources as necessary. This position will also promote and market the library. The clinical librarian will report to the Assistant Director for Public Services at Mercer University Medical Library, and indirectly report to the MCCG Employee Development Manager.

Hours are flexible between 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and may include some hours at the Mercer University School of Medicine Library.

*Qualifications*
The successful applicant will hold an ALA-accredited master's degree in library science with a minimum of two years experience in a health sciences library. Additional required job skills include: a strong customer service orientation; hands on computer, Internet and database searching experience; reference and bibliographic instruction background; excellent oral and
written communication skills; ability to work and collaborate with a diverse population in a team setting; ability to work independently; and good organization skills.

*Preferred Qualifications: *
Experience working in a hospital library; Supervisory experience; Knowledge of Sierra, Docline, and medical library databases preferred; evidence of initiative and flexibility; success in obtaining grant funding.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach current resume/CV, letter of application and the names and contact information for three references.

Faculty appointment with part-time benefits. Salary contingent upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mercer University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion. AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability Employer.

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Bernard Vavrek Scholarship, Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services, an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  This year's ABOS annual conference will take place at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA from October 25 - 31. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services. Please share the following information with your staff and the students in your library school.
http://abos-outreach.org/resources/scholarships-awards/bernard-vavrek-scholarship/

The application deadline for this year's awards is August 1, 2014.

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Senior Digital Image Curator, History of Art Department, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance--academic and artistic, political and cultural--make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.


Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is June 27, 2014.

Departmental Overview
The History of Art Department is an academic teaching unit currently comprised of 15 permanent faculty, 5 emeriti, 8 permanent non-academic staff, temporary and visiting instructors, approximately 40 graduate students instructors/year, 50 graduate students, and approximately 150 undergraduate majors. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in History of Art courses per year, including the Summer Sessions programs.


Responsibilities
The Visual Resources Center in the History of Art Department seeks an energetic and detail-oriented individual to serve as a Senior Digital Image Curator. The position is responsible for digitizing, cataloging, archiving, and all other aspects of the department's digital image management program, under the general supervision of the Director of the unit. The Senior Image Digital Curator works closely with the faculty to determine and fulfill image needs for teaching and research. The position involves researching and acquiring images, cataloging, and supporting the teaching and research activities of the faculty, including providing support for image and permissions acquisition for scholarly publishing. It also involves technical support and training in software used for image management and presentation.


Required Qualifications
-- Bachelor's degree in Art History and/or equivalent experience
-- Demonstrated experience in a Visual Resources Library or related facility
-- Proficiency with Windows and Mac platforms; MS Office; Photoshop; databases
-- Demonstrated experience with digital imaging and presentation technologies
-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-- Demonstrated skills in the areas of customer service; organization and attention to detail; adapting to a work environment with frequent interruptions
-- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, and prioritize work effectively
-- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and students in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment


Preferred Qualifications
-- Master's Degree in Art History or Library and Information Science
-- Two-three years' experience in a VRC, museum, or archive in a curatorial role
-- Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
-- Experience with cataloging databases
-- Working knowledge of VRA Core 4.0; CCO, controlled vocabularies
-- Working knowledge of copyright issues


Salary & Benefits
Fulltime, Hiring Range: $47,792 - $74,640 depending upon experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf


How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

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Collections Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Collections Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Collections Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position on a Continued Appointment (tenure) track, which includes expectations of a research agenda and professional involvement. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:


- Develops and manages collections related to the history of minority groups; acquires, processes, manages, and develops access tools for the International Archives of Women in Architecture (IAWA) collections; advises on potential acquisitions that document the minority experience; serves as a contact for donors and potential donors; and participates in IAWA events and meetings.
- Surveys and processes archival and manuscript collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools; posts finding aids to website; and trains and supervises students.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; responds to research requests for IAWA materials; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience with collection development, especially related to documenting the history of minority groups; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Tenure Track.

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Project Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Project Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Project Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position faculty level position, reviewed on an annual basis. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:
- Processes backlog collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.
- Contributes to library and university committees; represents the institution at various levels; maintains an awareness of emerging scholarship; and is active in the archival profession.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience using minimal processing (MPLP) techniques; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Non-Tenure Track.

http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/48778

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Supervisory Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, University of California San Diego, San Diego CA

Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian
Supervisory Archivist / Special Collections & Archives (10-767)
University Library [Special Collections & Archives]
University of California San Diego

Salary: 
Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin July 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:
Program Description
The Special Collections & Archives Program at the UC San Diego Library provides primary resources to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning at UC San Diego, to the international community of scholars, and to the general public.  Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is a non-circulating collection of 250,000 books, 30 million manuscripts, numerous sound recordings, moving images, and other media, distributed between the Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives. Major collecting strengths include early voyages of exploration and discovery in the Pacific; the Spanish Civil War; experimental American poetry; the history and culture of southern California; Baja California; Melanesian anthropology; twentieth-century science; and oceanography.  SC&A conducts a vigorous instructional program serving the UC San Diego community and participates actively in programs for the larger scholarly and San Diego communities.  In addition to providing specialized resources in the traditional ways, SC&A has also developed a digital presence that includes finding aids for manuscript/archival holdings, exhibitions, and digital content. SC&A has a lively exhibition program, a strong collection development program, and actively applies new technologies to improve patron access.

Responsibilities of the Position
The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced, imaginative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve as Supervisory Archivist.  The position reports to the Director, Special Collections & Archives and manages the manuscript and archival holdings of Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, the two units of Special Collections & Archives, focusing on appraisal, processing, preservation, and digital and special projects.  The Supervisory Archivist will also:

  • Work with the SC&A director to establish processing priorities, specificity, and appropriate levels of processing for groups of materials, developing a processing plan for each collection;
  • Maintain control of manuscript collections in multiple off-site locations;
  • Create and post completed finding aids to the web, to the Online Archive of California (OAC), and to other appropriate sites;
  • Lead the implementation of ArchiveSpace at UC San Diego and oversee the migration of data from Archivists Toolkit;
  • Participate in the development of best practices for manuscript and archival collections;
  • Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats and make recommendations on treatment;
  • Accession new collections and additions to existing collections, creating records in Archivists Toolkit;
  • Contribute to grant projects that enhance the usability of manuscript and archival collections;
  • Promote the use and understanding of manuscript and archival holdings to researchers, students, alumni, university personnel, and others;
  • Provide reference service and outreach to the campus & the general public;
  • Actively participate as a member of the SC&A management team;
  • Supervise and train project archivists and paraprofessional manuscript processors;
  • Follow national standards for archival description such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Online Archive of California Best Practices for Encoded Archival Description, Version 2.0; California Digital Library Guidelines for Digital Objects, Version 2.0; and UC Guidelines for Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials;
  • Participate in the creation and development of SC&A's digital presence;


To Apply:
For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00572

Please provide the following:

  • A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:  http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp


UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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Director of Library Services, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley CA

A spirited library seeking a spirited director! The Berkeley Public Library (http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a creative and thoughtful Director of Library Services to lead a team of talented professionals continuing to position the Library as a prominent player in Berkeley's continuum of learning and inspiration. Through traditional formats and growing digital collections, the Library serves as a local resource contributing to local creativity, preserving the community's collective history, nourishing the arts, supporting small businesses and job seekers, and welcoming its citizens and enriching their lives. The City of Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. A highly skilled and creative staff (113 FTE) at the Central Library and four branches welcomed 1.4 million visitors in 2013 and loaned 1.9 million items. With a dedicated funding source (annual budget-$16 million) and a quality collection of 600,000 items, Berkeley Public Library leads the state in per capita use. A five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, governs the Library. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation, established in 1997, recently raised $3 million dollars supporting the Branch Library renovation program. Additional support comes from the vital Friends of the Berkeley Public Library through strong fundraising and advocacy efforts. 

 

The City of Berkeley (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Home.aspx), "the city with a small population and a big reputation," is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. With more than 120,000 residents, Berkeley is a welcoming and diverse community--proud of their heritage as a center of academic achievement (University of California, Berkeley), scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts.  People come for the culture and stay for the food - Berkeley is a cultural and culinary destination where residents and visitors find a dynamic city with an international flavor. Attractions include two arts districts, the Berkeley Marina, state-of-the-art pedestrian and bicycle paths, stunning outdoor recreational opportunities, farmers markets, and unlimited senior activities. Oakland, San Francisco, and the rolling hills of wine country are all within close proximity of Berkeley and offer additional cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Berkeley and the Bay Area,  visit Berkeley Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/BPLlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Director of Library Services serves as administrative head of the Library and reports to a Library Board of Trustees, serves as staff to the Board, and is responsible for implementing policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the library budget and directing day to day operations. Although reporting to the Library Board, the Director serves as part of the City's management team. Major responsibilities include: developing and recommending service policy to the Board of Library Trustees; planning and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards for the Library; evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs in meeting community needs; maintaining effective relations with other city departments and a variety of community and support organizations, groups, and other individuals; directing the preparation and administration of the library's budget; recommending applications for public and private funds for library programs; and supervising and evaluating the activities of professional staff.  Please visit (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=104809&agency=1568&viewOnly=yes) for the complete job description.  

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related field (or equivalent) and eight (8) FTE years of management, supervisory or administrative experience including a minimum of four (4) FTE years of administration of library programs and services and four (4) FTE years of supervising professional staff through subordinate supervisors. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development; broad experience in working with new library technologies;  meeting service delivery, programmatic, and administrative challenges with innovative solutions; keeps staff and public aware of current issues, events and plans; thinks both creatively and pragmatically and is flexible and attentive to staff and community concerns; has proven ability in labor relations with success in negotiating and communicating with union leadership. 

 

Compensation.  The salary range is $137,772-$189,396 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package (http://www.gossagesager.com/berkeleybenefits.pdf).

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com,  on or before the closing date of July 27, 2014.

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Executive Director, Pierce County Library System, Pierce County WA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PIERCE COUNTY (WA) LIBRARY SYSTEM

 

Bring the World of Information and Imagination to All - in a beautiful Pacific-Northwest setting.  The Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System (http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/) seeks both a visionary leader and an experienced, capable manager--creative and innovative in building and maintaining successful teams--to lead the organization in providing quality services and programs for this diverse and culturally rich library system. The award winning (2013 IMLS National Medal) Pierce County Library System serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns--a total of 555,285 suburban and rural residents. Established as an independent municipal corporation, the Library is an independent taxing district with authority to levy a property tax as well as issue bonds and special levies with a vote of the public. With a $25.6 million annual budget and approximately 406 staff (236 FTEs) with union representation, Pierce County Library System welcomed 2.4 million visitors and loaned 7.6 million items in 2013. Governed by an appointed board of trustees and supported by a successful Foundation and active Friends organizations, the System's 18 libraries and virtual services bring people together and provide opportunities for learning, enrichment and fun--and even greater levels of service excellence in the years ahead.

 

It's hard to imagine a better place to live than Pierce County--surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks. Pierce County is notable for being home to stunning Mount Rainier and six major rivers. The County ranges from bustling cities with rich culture and arts communities and active nightlife to quiet timber towns. Small-town farmers and big-city professionals, active retired couples and families and talented trades people--all share a northwest pioneer spirit. Pierce County Library System shares the County with the Tacoma Public Library, Puyallup Library, and Roy Library. The County also has sixteen school districts (fifteen served by PCLS) and the area is home to several two and four year colleges including the University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget SoundPacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, and Pierce College. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America and Joint Base Lewis-McChord contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy. Pierce County's neighbors include Olympia (Washington's capital city), Seattle and King County--all with additional opportunities for exploring diverse cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Pierce County and the region, see Pierce County Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/PCLSlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and leading all operations and activities of the Library System; implementing and administering policy in pursuit of the Library's mission, vision and values; and providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees. Additional responsibilities include: representing the Library System to local governments, civic and community organizations, professional associations and the general public; assuring a program of service that meets the needs of Pierce County customers and community members; accomplishing short-term and long-range planning; and implementing and managing the budget and other resources using sound business practices to assure the effective and efficient use of tax-supported resources. 

 

Qualifications.  A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), the ability to obtain and hold a State of Washington Librarian Certification, and a minimum of 10 years of library administrative management and direct supervisory experience in a multi-location library system are required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills to allow successful performance of the job and qualify for certification may be considered. Essential executive competencies include: excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust and effective partnerships; a commitment to developing others, facilitating change, building successful teams and leading through vision and values; customer focus, business acumen and strategic decision making ability; and possessing the inclinations and dispositions that characterize successful leadership. See the official Executive Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/pclsjobdesc.pdf) for a complete list of the essential functions. Proven success working effectively as director reporting to a governing board and success working in a union environment are valuable desired experiences.  

 

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $135,000-155,000 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. The position closes July 24, 2014.

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Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City OK

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Is the Metropolitan Library System...your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System (http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/) Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City (https://www.okc.gov/) and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the "Loud City," sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City's solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links, http://www.gossagesager.com/MLSlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system's staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.

The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Library Web Services Programmer, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo CA

California State University, Channel Islands (CI) is the newest campus in the California State University system.  CI has been named a Great Campus to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for four consecutive years.  CI's John Spoor Broome Library is a digital teaching library, which strives to deconstruct traditional library technical and public services in order to provide innovative services for its students, faculty, and staff.  There is no one way that something has been done before, and a culture of why would we want there to be.    

 

CI is looking for a Library Web Services Programmer to support the web based application development needs of the Library.  The position is responsible for the development and integration of web based applications that support the needs of the Library, and will focus on all aspects of the development process including the: design, development, implementation, enhancement, documentation and support of web applications that provide access to the Library's digital content collections.  Duties include web-based Software development and integration particularly focused on the implementation and enhancement of access to the Library's digital content; providing technical assistance to and consultation with Library faculty and staff; creating both internal and end-user documentation; and serving as a liaison between the Library and Technology & Communication.  Requirements include a BS in Computer Science or related degree experience, and experience building and supporting modern web based applications with an excellent command of web standards and modern web development practices; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

We a looking for a friendly, collaborative and personal engaging approach to supporting user needs, and the ability to work in a team environment and independently.  We are also looking for someone with experience supporting the technical needs of Academic Libraries and their patrons, common and open source web application programming/scripting languages (PHP, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, .NET, AJAX), and responsive Web Applications using modern web standards (HTML5 and CSS3).  Plus experience building, managing and using custom, open or vendor supplied API's, especially ExLibris and Serial Solutions; connecting, using and manipulating data from databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle); using code repositories (SVN, github, CVS, etc.); and supporting systems (content management systems, digital asset managers, cloud services, etc.). 

We probably also want other things too, but don't know it yet.  So do submit an application letting us know that you have all of the above plus some extra added bonuses that can help us meet our goals.

More information and the CI application system can be found at http://www.csuci.edu/hr/employment.htm.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library  (Search extended):  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.  Position open until filled.

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Digital Services/Systems Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Digital Services/Systems Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Digital Services/Systems Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:          ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience.  Demonstrated abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with library information systems; proficiency in using relational database management tools (especially ODBC, MS Access and SQL); knowledge of and experience with emerging technologies (e.g., mobile applications); knowledge and experience in next generation library information systems and discovery layer service; experience using text-based protocols (e.g., SFTP and SSH); working knowledge of HTML and XML all are strongly preferred qualifications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for the Library information system; (3) configure system and OPAC modules; (4) develop and maintain the Library's web presence and other web applications; (5) oversee Library operation at the Meriden Center; (6) develop successful partnerships with Distance Learning and faculty to integrate digital/e-resources and mobile technologies with campus teaching and learning initiatives; (7) liaise with faculty and contribute to the Library's collection development and maintenance; (8) supervise circulation operations and manage course reserves; (9) participate in reference and research assistance; (10) provide copy cataloging services as needed; (11) provide assistance and technical support to library staff for the creation of teaching aids such as class and subject guides; (12) liaise with the college's IT Department; (13) perform other related duties as assigned.

 

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities.  This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

 

EQUIVALENCIES:                                 Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:                            $61,255 approximate annual

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:               Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:

                                                                                                Noreen Wilson

                                                                                                Human Resources

                                                                                                Middlesex Community College

                                                                                                100 Training Hill Road

                                                                                                Middletown, CT  06457

 

                                                Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                  July 14, 2014

 

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:          ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience.  Demonstrated abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with LibGuides; experience and knowledge of emerging technologies such as mobile applications; experience in accreditation process; experience with developing and administering learning assessment tools.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully respond to the needs of MxCC students, faculty and staff: (1) under the supervision of the library instructional team leader, develop, conduct and assess information literacy  instruction sessions and collaborate with faculty to facilitate library instruction; (2) instruct and advise patrons on research and effective use of library resources and basic computer applications; (3) liaise with and provide library services at the MxCC's Meriden Center; (4) liaise with faculty and contribute to the library's collection development and maintenance; (5) demonstrate ability and understanding of Library circulation procedures; (6) provide interlibrary loan service;  (7) perform other related duties as assigned.

 

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities.  This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

 

EQUIVALENCIES:                                 Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:                            $61,255 approximate annual

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:               Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:

                                                                                                Noreen Wilson

                                                                                                Human Resources

                                                                                                Middlesex Community College

                                                                                                100 Training Hill Road

                                                                                                Middletown, CT  06457

 

                                                Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:                  July 14, 2014

 

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.  The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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Senior Archivist, Heritage Werks, Atlanta GA


Imagine working on archival collections for major corporations and sports teams, fashion and luxury brands and non-profits - all under one roof and as part of a cross-functional team of people developing new and better ways to access and use heritage. From processing and cataloging to digital asset management and web based portals, Heritage Werks is a full service company focused on doing great work for an incredible roster of clients.

We have two openings for senior archivists in our Atlanta, GA office. In addition to strong verbal and written communication skills, we are looking for candidates with a positive outlook, great client service skills and the desire to be part of a forward-thinking archival team pioneering smart, innovative and value driven solutions.

Archival duties may include assessments, descriptive cataloging, preservation, scanning, digitization, and metadata tagging. Curiosity, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and attentively to meet demanding project deadlines is required. Expert research skills and the ability to distill volumes of information into concise client briefs is a must. As there will be interaction with clients, the ideal candidate must have the ability to learn client histories in a short timeframe and be comfortable creating and championing recommendations in a highly consultative role.

Relevant Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to work efficiently to meet demanding project deadlines
  • Curiosity and attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Self-motivated, performance-driven professional
  • Commitment to working independently, cross-functionally and in teams
  • Proficient in using technology including social media and Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute operationally

Required:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to travel, when needed
  • MA in History, MLIS with Cataloging and/or Archives Specialization or MHP in Heritage Preservation (MHP)

Preferences:

A minimum of 5 years of experience processing and cataloging collections.

CONTACT US:
Send your resume and a short note describing why you'd like to work at Heritage Werks to recruiting@heritagewerks.com

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Institutional Archivist II, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles CA

Overview:

The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks nominations and applications for an Archivist to assist in managing the institutional records of the Trust and its operating programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Institutional Records and Archives Department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute. It provides records management services for, and acquires and provides access to archival records of, approximately 145 departments across all programs.

Duties Reporting to the Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship, the Archivist will be a member of a highly integrated records and archives department. The candidate must have knowledge of both archives and records management practices and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively towards integrating access to information assets across the organization. Within the department's environment, the position will take primary responsibility for supporting records and archives activities in one of the Trust's core programs. The position will also act as a specialist/resource in certain core areas of records and archives functions.


Responsibilities:
Specific job duties will include:

  • propose, design, and carry out processing and cataloging projects involving appraisal, transfer, accessioning, ingest, description, arrangement, cataloging, preservation, and access for institutional records in all media formats;
  • prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards including DACS, EAD and MARC.
  • collaborate with Getty departments to perform annual records disposition;
  • oversee and execute day-to-day records management circulation operations
  • work collaboratively with departmental staff on internal technology projects including data/system maintenance, documentation, testing, and user training;
  • recommend, develop, document, and promulgate policies and procedures;
  • compile statistics;
  • participate in working groups and committees;
  • provide research and reference services in accordance with access policies;
  • recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaulates interns and volunteers; may supervise others;
  • promote collections and departmental activities through tours, conference presentations, professional publications, and social media.


Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) with focus on Records Management and Archival Management.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience with archives and records management, preferably in a cultural heritage or educational setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of records management principles and practices, archival standards and practices, and legal and ethical issues related to records and archives management.
  • Thorough knowledge of ongoing developments and research in the archival profession, particularly in born-digital resource management.
  • Technological competencies as required by work duties, including the use of systems such as: OmniRim; Archivists' Toolkit/ArchivesSpace; ExLibris' Alma and Rosetta; and digital forensic and audio/visual management software.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and client service skills; the ability to give presentations and train staff in small groups on core departmental functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff at a variety of levels and with external contacts.
  • Ability to independently work tactfully and diplomatically.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations.
  • Ability to evaluate, apply, maintain, explain and edit procedures and workflows.
  • Familiarity with modern European languages.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly and work in a warehouse as required; must be comfortable using a pallet jack. Drivers license and independent transportation.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: TBD based on experience
Internal Number: 2014-2239

To apply: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2239/institutional-archivist-ii/job

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Collections Archivist, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC

Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library) seeks a full-time Collections Archivist who will provide leadership in the management of the Department's collections and will oversee and coordinate their arrangement, description, and access in all formats. The Collections Archivist will review, accession, appraise, process, and arrange archival materials and create finding aids and other descriptive metadata for the Department's collections according to professional standards and guidelines.


Special Collections & Archives serves as a research repository for rare, unique, and primary source materials in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to a wide range of primary research materials in their original formats. The Department is the repository for all Wake Forest University records of permanent historical value and also houses the Library's manuscripts collections and the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection.
This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Special Collections & Archives.


Selection preference will be given to candidates with: ability to work productively, both independently and with a team; ability to manage projects; ability to supervise students and interns; strong commitment to public service; flexibility to adapt and respond to the ever-changing landscape of information services in an academic library; excellent communication, research and writing skills; excellent collaboration skills and working knowledge of relevant intellectual property rights.

Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in history with an archives specialization with a minimum of one to two years of experience in processing collections in an archives or special collections environment.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $48,000. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials.

Position Closing Date
July 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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Corporate Librarian / Archivist, Sasaki Associates, Watertown MA

Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords--but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new discoveries. We are diverse, curious, strategic, and inspired.

Our practice comprises architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development.

We are currently seeking a Librarian/Archivist to manage all operations of our small corporate design library and archives. This is a full-time position: M-F 8:30am -5:30pm.

Responsibilities:

Library

  • Assist professionals with reference and research questions
  • Identify and acquire new library materials: books, periodicals, and digital resources
  • Manage subscriptions, including resource routing and forwarding
  • Catalogue new acquisitions and backlog in Koha ILS using Library of Congress Classification
  • Update and maintain Koha ILS through outside vendor
  • Keep current codes and standards available, weed outdated materials
  • Conduct research at Harvard University Loeb Design Library
  • Create and maintain library budget

Product Library

  • Catalogue samples and product information using CSI Masterformat
  • Maintain up-to-date vendor contact information
  • Receive, organize, and refile product materials
  • Assist designers with reference questions
  • Form and maintain relationships with representatives from product manufacturers
  • Attend product presentations
  • Work toward acquiring Health Product Declaration information for all product library materials
  • Weed product information and find appropriate donation centers

Archives

  • Archive physical project materials according to the company records retention policy
  • Catalogue all archived materials in Koha ILS
  • Schedule records destruction according to policy every January
  • Update and maintain historic list of projects
  • Process historic collection, including finding aid creation, for extensive backlog of materials
  • Provide access to archived materials to professionals and outside researchers
  • Locate digital archived materials on company server

Records Management

  • Attend Technical Quality Control Meeting, contribute to discussion
  • Update Corporate Policies and Guidelines working with the Chair of the TQC Committee
  • Work to incorporate records management into overall project management procedures

Additional

  • Be actively involved in Boston Society of Architects - Information Resource Wizards committee
  • Participate in professional development opportunities in library and archives field

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-Accredited institution
  • Professional experience in a library or archive-setting preferred
  • Background/Education in Architecture/Art/Design a plus
 
To apply, please submit your resume via our career portal:  https://sasaki-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16623 

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Intern, TOTH + Co, Boston MA

There's a sign at Toth + Co that sums up our work, our mission, and our office lifestyle in two simple words: Be Yourself. For over 30 years Toth has helped some of America's most popular brands do just that, from Coach to Tommy Hilfiger to Indian Motorcycle, and for over 20 years our staff has employed that same philosophy. Be yourself. We are an eclectic crew of 40 people working in Boston, MA. Many of us have been here since the doors first opened. We work hard; we play hard. Every day is different.

 

Summary: Responsible for assisting the creative staff in the organization and management of internal library.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides support and assistance to the Creative team.
  • Reorganization and cataloging of all swipe articles.
  • Evaluates and proactively manages internal Toth library (catalogs, magazines & books). 
  • Research images, articles and materials

 

Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of advertising or marketing industry
  • Preferred: Previous internship experience in an agency setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to use applicable computer hardware and software; a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (specifically, Word and Excel).
  • Ability to create, organize, and maintain accurate, detailed records.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in person, by telephone and via e-mail.
  • Available 3-4 days per week.

Ideally, we'd like someone that will receive school credit for the time that they spend with us. 

 

Send your resume and cover letter to Shauna Stuppia, sstuppia@toth.com.

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Collections Strategist, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST (Arts and Humanities)
Collections Strategy and Management
Librarian II/III



The MIT Libraries seeks a Collections Strategist who is an adaptive, innovative and process-driven strategic thinker. This position contributes to the Collections Strategy and Management (CSM) Department's leadership role in developing a holistic strategy for collections within the library, publishing and scholarly communities, and will serve as CSM's lead strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections.



The Collections Strategist will participate with department colleagues in the development and implementation of the Libraries collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plan content; participate in prioritizing and spending designated central funds; and help with the selection of major interdisciplinary resources and packages. The Strategist will gather and organize collections data from a variety of tools and sources and coordinate its use in collections work, and, through analysis and assessment, use it to guide strategy changes. S/he will also provide leadership to selected collections-related projects.



The incumbent will join the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), which serves as a forum for the 10 member group to discuss topics of mutual interest to selectors' communities.  Promoting a strategic and holistic approach to collections work, the Strategist will engage with selectors in building collections, work with them and provide training to ensure best collections practices, and help the CoP think about collections work within the broader context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management and curation. S/he will monitor funds; manage gift/endowed fund expenditures according to donors' intent; and contribute to resource development and donor stewardship including identifying and articulating collections needs.



The Arts and Humanities at MIT are particularly vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education. The Collection Strategist will have selection responsibilities for general subject resources and monographs that serve broad aspects of the A&H community's research needs as well as topics that cross subject areas, such as cultural studies, and will support other library services for the community. S/he will be engaged with colleagues around significant issues in the Arts and Humanities and keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

*         ALA-MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

*         Bachelor's degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections, including a deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more disciplines

*         Minimum of five years' collection development experience in an academic/research/special library

*         Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, including experience producing reports and communicating findings for diverse audiences

*         Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues

*         Evidence of ability or potential  to lead change and implement new services and work methods

*         A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries

*         Strong analytical skills

*         Ability to be flexible and to successfully manage competing deadlines

*         Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products

*         Demonstrated project management skills



Preferred

*         Advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities

*         Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills

*         Grant writing experience



SALARY AND BENEFITS: $61,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level (Librarian II or III) will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin June 23, 2014.  MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.



The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.



The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID.  The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT's DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.

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Special Collections Program Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Job Description: The Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator is central to our efforts to make locally owned collections of distinction accessible and discoverable which in turn supports many other areas of the Libraries' strategic plan. This position will lead a program of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog and establishes policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Develops and implements workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material. 
  • Manages daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging questions, and carrying out quality control.
  • Provides training for department staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with curatorial personnel and Processing Coordinator for archival materials to establish priorities and provide appropriate description.
  • Performs original and complex cataloging for a variety of collections as needed, with a focus on pre-1800 materials and collections that require a more detailed level of cataloging. When appropriate, applies Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials rules.
  • Coordinates receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions and curatorial personnel to verify receipt, process invoices, and determine priority and processing plans.

Education & Experience 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to a Special Collection at OSUL, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Considerable supervisory experience.
  • Considerable experience with original cataloging of library materials, including expertise in standards used for library cataloging including AACR2, MARC, RDA or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex policies and procedures.
  • Experience with project planning and development of workflows. 
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, delegate and monitor project life cycles.
  • Ability to build and cultivate essential partnerships with key stakeholders to promote organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in History, English, Medieval Studies, or related field.
  • Experience with Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (DCRM), manuscripts cataloging, and/or descriptive bibliography.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core or EAD.

Target Hiring Range: $38,000 - $45,000 annually.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the personnel postings at https://www.jobsatosu.com/ by 7/6/14.  Job Opening Number: 382311. 

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Assistant Director for Human Resources, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Assistant Director for Human Resources

Cambridge Public Library

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

A Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school of library and information science is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement. A degree in Human Resources and/or Human Resources Certifications is desirable.  A minimum of seven years of successful professional work, at least five of which have been in a position of administrative responsibility is preferred.   A broad background in librarianship is desirable, public library experience is preferred.  Requires demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate staff; knowledge of human resources management principles and practices, experience developing creative and innovative programs and services, excellent problem solving skills, effective oral and written communications skills, demonstrated commitment to community service, proven leadership ability.  Necessary attributes include:  maturity, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, creativity, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and dependability.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    

  •          Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations as necessary, where there is normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director for Human Resources acts as the human resources officer for the library system.  In the absence of the Director of Libraries and of the Assistant Director for Public Services, is responsible for all library functions. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Directs human resource functions of the Main Library and Branches
  •          Manages all aspects of hiring, recruiting, new employee orientation, and staff development
  •          Oversees annual performance evaluation process, writes performance evaluations, recommends remedial assistance, disciplinary action, and merit or position upgrades
  •          Prepares personnel reports as required
  •          Replies to inquiries about past or present employees from potential employers, banks, educational institutions, and similar requestors
  •          Interprets library and city policies for library staff
  •          Works with City Personnel Department staff to meet the needs of the Library
  •          Initiates and implements special projects and programs
  •          Develops policies and procedures as required
  •          Manages all aspect of payroll process
  •          Oversees implementation of union contracts and liaises with union representatives
  •          Supervises two Administrative Assistants who perform payroll functions and other personnel functions. 
  •          Supervises Manager of Technical Services Department.
  •          Attends major library and community events 
  •          Represents the Director of Libraries and/or the Library at meetings and conferences 
  •          Performs  other duties required by the Director of Libraries for the good of the Library

 

SALARY:             $87,953  to  $104,791 in seven steps

 

DEADLINE:          July 10, 2014 by 5pm 

 

APPLY TO:               City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Library Career Mixer, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

Are you a recent Library Science Graduate or Library Science Student interested in meeting potential employers in the public library field? Please join us on Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a Library Career Mixer at the Wellesley Free Library!

We welcome students currently working towards their Library Science Degree, or recent graduates of accredited Library Science programs. The format of this event will focus on personal interaction and small group conversations. Prospective candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes.

Wellesley Free Library
Main Library - Wakelin Room
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
Monday June 23
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Questions? Please email: fabuzeit@minlib.net

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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor/librarian for the Sciences in the Reference Services Department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries.

The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the College of Science & Technology and College of Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges' research and instructional needs
• Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
• Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
• Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
• Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
• Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
• Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
• Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
• Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
• Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
• Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
• Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
• An undergraduate degree in one of the core sciences with at least one year of professional experience in an academic library.
• Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
• Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings

Preferred qualifications:
• Knowledge of research resources in the sciences
• Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
• Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources

To read the full job announcement and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.usm.edu.

(1) Reference Librarian for Sciences, http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54379

Review of applications begins April 4, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University is seeking experienced librarian applicants for the Electronic Resources Librarian position.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate.

This position is also responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. Takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library's effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University Community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology-based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

 

Application deadline: July 25, 2014.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 3 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Sierra and related future products and services.
  • Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, SERU.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC format.

Apply Here

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Assistant Library Director/Head of Youth Services, Wells Public Library, Wells ME

We are seeking an energetic, creative professional with knowledge and passion for  library services and youth literature to become our new Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services. This position assists in the operation of the library with primary responsibility for planning, direction, and overall operation of Youth Services (infant through teens).

 

Requirements for the position are: an ALA-accredited MLS and 3 years' professional library experience in youth services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Essential skills/abilities include: demonstrated success in programming for children, excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to balance multifaceted job responsibilities in a busy environment, enthusiasm for working with the public, strong collection development skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, strong computer skills, and commitment to team approach.  

 

The Wells Public Library is an attractive, growing library committed to future expansion with services that include creative adult and youth programs, and a spacious, sunny children's/programming area.  An active, supportive Board of Trustees, Friends group, and dedicated staff and volunteers contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment in this coastal community.

 

To view a more detailed position description, and/or for more information, please feel free to visit our town's website at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities.

 

Closing date: July 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and required Town of Wells application (available online at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities) to: Town of Wells, Att: Human Resources Director, 208 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090.   Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-time Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford CT

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD

333 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-time archivist position available

Maintain database and collections, process and manage acquisitions and archival requests, assist with website management, assist with exhibit research and documentation, maintain social media

Library Science degree preferred but not necessary

Diversified, interesting work at small non-profit

 

For more information contact Estelle Kafer at     ekafer@jewishhartford.org

or 860-727-6171      

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Business Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic Business Librarian to join a reference department delivering user-centered services School of Business as well as to the general university community.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Information Services, the successful candidate will:

-       Provide instruction, including web content and online tutorials, liaison and collection development for the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics

-       Deliver personalized services to the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics which would include an embedded reference service in the School of Business Administration

-       Provide in-person and virtual reference services at a general reference desk

-       Participate in a general library instruction program for the First Year Initiative

-       Join in library outreach and other innovative initiatives

 

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; experience with or course-work on business reference sources, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; knowledge of or course-work in reference methods and/or resources, strong knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications.

 

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment reporting to the Head of Information Services.  Minimum annual salary is $ 42,000.

 

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Applicants must include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities.  For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/community/index.html.

 

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Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Position Available:  Position available August 16, 2014. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

Position Description:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative, intellectually curious, and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise for multi and interdisciplinary programs in the applied health sciences. This individual will also support collections, services, and programs related to social equality and cultural understanding especially as applied in the health fields. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supports undergraduate and graduate-level instruction in a variety of health sciences fields, and the person in this position works closely with other health sciences library positions and libraries on campus, such as the Biomedical Sciences Librarian; the Veterinary Medicine Librarian; the Biosciences Librarian; the Funk ACES Library; the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, and the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Urbana.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL), the Applied Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison and outreach services. The position works most directly with the College of Applied Health Sciences. Specific duties include:

·         Serve as liaison to the Department of Speech & Hearing Science, the Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences; and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (including coordination with the Library's ADA Administrator);

·         Work closely with faculty to establish collection priorities, develop and manage collections in all formats in areas of liaison responsibility;

·         Collaborate with other subject specialists in like fields on collection development/management, in particular, Biomedical, Biosciences, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences;

·         Coordinate resources and services to the College of Applied Health with the Biomedical Sciences Librarian;

·         Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility.  Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking; 

·         Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections;

·         Develop data stewardship and research support services in conjunction with the campus Research Data Service, headquartered in the Library,  for Applied Health Sciences faculty interdisciplinary research; 

·         Participate in professional activities and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Illinois' Applied Health Sciences collections and services;

·         Share responsibility for scheduling and oversight of information and reference services in SSHEL;

·         Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference and information desk hours;

·         Serve on library and/or Urbana campus committees, task forces, and working groups;

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and Graduate Assistants. For more detailed information, please visithttp://www.library.illinois.edu/. The College of Applied Health Sciences has 60.75 FTE tenure system faculty with 1,982 undergraduate and 274 graduate students.

 

The Library consists of an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units, as well as multiple departmental libraries located across campus. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library, a newly merged unit since the Fall 2013, consolidates collections and service programs of the former Education and Social Science Library and the Applied Health Sciences Library.

 

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; demonstrated experience of at least 1 year working in a health sciences related position; experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine; experience creating and maintaining web pages or online learning tools;  demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.  Preferred: Advanced degree in a health sciences discipline; experience providing scholarly support services such as data services and/or scholarly communications services; experience building and sustaining library collections in all formats; familiarity with online learning environments; experience working with disability services or knowledge of modifying services and online materials to include universal design.

 

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html.

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available atwww.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

 

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

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 7/10/14.  Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emerson College, Boston MA

Description: 
The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, in person and via chat and email.

The person in this position works 14 hours per week during the 30 weeks of the year that comprise the fall and spring semesters (September through April). This person works Saturdays from noon to 6pm, two nights per week from 7pm to 10pm, and 2 additional hours per week. May require holiday hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education: (including hardware, software, and equipment)
ALA-accredited MLS or enrollment in an MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Aptitude and skills to provide excellent reference service in person, via chat, and via email.

Excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Interest in library instruction and information literacy.

Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Familiarity with graphic design and print production standards.

Interest in developing social media campaigns and outreach.

To apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8035

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for the Sciences, Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Trinity University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its information literacy and liaison librarian program.  The successful candidate will join a team of energetic, creative librarians whose work earned them the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2007. This is a perfect professional opportunity for those who value the teaching mission of the library, enjoy frequent interaction with bright students and faculty in the library and the classroom, and also wish to participate in professional and scholarly activities as a faculty member.   This position will provide liaison support for the sciences. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The instruction/liaison librarian is one of a team that supports an innovative information literacy program at Trinity University. The university selected information literacy as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation of accreditation (2007-2013). More information about this campus-wide information literacy effort is available at: http://php.trinity.edu/qep/info_lit/. The new university curriculum (approved in 2014) includes a substantial information literacy component that continues to drive the QEP goals forward.

Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing instructionally focused reference service.

Duties will include teaching instruction sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials.  Outreach will be central to this position.  One-on-one communication and collaboration with teaching faculty will be crucial, especially due to the development and redesign of courses and programs that align with Trinity's new curricular goals. The preparation of guides and tools to advance student learning and collection management will also be expected.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with faculty rank. Trinity librarians are actively involved in university governance and service. This position will be expected to meet standards of librarianship, scholarship and service for promotion and tenure.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required: ALA-accredited MLS, with significant exposure to information technology and sources.   Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline.  Background or evidence of strong interest in the physical or life sciences at the undergraduate level.  Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in one-on-one assistance, creating and delivering presentations, and developing outreach programs to users. Knowledge of  reference sources, as well as skill in searching web-based resources.  Strong communication skills, a high energy level, and self-confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual.  Demonstrated interest in professional development and faculty activities.

 

Preferred:  Experience in teaching or instruction in an academic setting.  Track record of participation in or development of innovative instruction programs, particularly those that use technology to enhance student learning.  Evidence of creative approaches to service problems, and an ability to understand and interpret students' experience of the library to the teaching faculty. 

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support.  This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Tenure in the Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional excellence. 

 

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at http://lib.trinity.edu.

 

TO APPLY:  Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200.  (Send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Review of applications is anticipated to begin June 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Trinity is an EEOC employer.

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Library Interns, Covenant Preparatory School, Hartford CT

Covenant Prep (http://www.covenantprep.org/) is an independent, interfaith, tuition-free middle school which seeks to serve boys from the Hartford area who are traditionally underserved.  The boys who graduate from Covenant Prep go on to attend some of the area's finest independent secondary schools.
The staffing at Covenant Prep takes an interesting approach by building a base of administrative staff and lead teachers, supported by a team of AmeriCorps teachers, tutors, and volunteers.  For a number of years, the school's library was staffed by a retired librarian whose personal circumstances no longer allow her to volunteer with the school.  We want very much for our library to remain an important part of our institution and the boys' education, and are looking for volunteer interns.  Details of time, expectations, etc. can be discussed and worked out.
Please feel free to contact Jeff Martin,  Academic Dean, at this e-mail address: jlmartin726@gmail.com

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Research Assistance Librarian, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

Job Summary/Basic Function: The principal role of the Research Assistance Librarian is to provide general research, reference, and information services to the Liberty University community.

  • Provides specialized undergraduate research support, instruction, and collection development
  • Contributes to and supports the library's ongoing initiatives to integrate public services, collections, and instruction in the dynamic environment of networked-based information delivery
  • Collaborates with faculty and campus departments to develop approaches to information literacy and scholarly communication which address student retention and student success
  • Participates in both formal and informal professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, professional research and writing, and/or completion of continuing education courses as approved by the University
  • Provides professional research support on projects as assigned
  • Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks
  • Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission
  • Must enjoy working with students as customers and as employees
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and climb stairs for extended periods in order to serve customers throughout the building
  • Occasionally required to travel to local and campus locations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent
  • Initial faculty rank to be determined based on qualifications and/or experience
  • Strong instruction and digital resource production experience required
  • Well-developed communications and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt emerging practices and utilize technologies relevant to reference and instruction in both digital and conventional contexts
  • Regularly lift 50 or fewer pounds and push 200 or fewer pounds, reach all shelves, and roam all floors of the library for extended periods of time
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information
  • Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner
  • Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business, government and community customers and associates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods to perform desk work or type on a keyboard
  • Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally
  • Regularly required to handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business
  • Required to serve customers during evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second master's degree, preferred
  • Professional library experience, preferred
  • Academic library experience, preferred

To apply: https://jobs.liberty.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175643

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Director, Content Strategy, Fidelity Investments, Boston MA

Link to apply: https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/10020/jobdetail.ftl?job=1404089

Director, Content Strategy - 1404089

Description
 
The User Experience Design team is responsible for designing Fidelity Investments' award-winning websites, mobile applications, and internal workstations. Our 100+ person team of elite user experience professionals works collaboratively with the business and technology teams to design and deliver online experiences that enable our customers' financial success.
 
We are currently looking for a Content Strategy Director to join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture. This Director will work closely with a dedicated team on a key internal reference ecosystem and platform, providing front-line value to customer interactions. The Director will also serve as the enterprise taxonomy specialist, working with subject matter experts and committees across the organization to support content health, search, and reusability.

Responsibilities  
  • Lead and mentor a team of content strategists working on a key internal reference system
  • Establish and enforce editorial standards for decentralized content producers
  • Work closely with User Experience Director on content needs to optimize user-centric design
  • Work closely with Platform Development Director to prioritize and balance workloads between present and future state initiatives
  • Serve as primary enterprise taxonomy lead, working with multiple business units across the organization to evolve and maintain forward-thinking structures that enable efficient and effective content distribution in multiple channels
  • Guide and inform enterprise content delivery strategy
  • Set a north star for great customer experience as well as online user experience, guiding cross-functional teams toward a standard of excellence
  • Speak knowledgeably and with purposeful application to associates at all levels in the organization regarding the history, evolution, and trends in content strategy and user experience
  • Drive vision and evolution of the content strategy team and practices through concrete contributions that improve overall reach, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Serve as a change agent within the firm, identifying enterprise obstacles and building solutions to continually improve scale and efficiency of managing content assets
  • Leverage and continue to develop standards that drive clear, consistent nomenclature for tools and applications
  • Develop, reinforce, and socialize standards, governance, and processes for content creation, maintenance, and distribution
  • Drive measurable, meaningful assessment and reporting for content life cycle health
  • Work with information architects, designers, researchers, usability specialists, and creative directors on complex projects of varying sizes
  • Define content requirements for projects based on experience, competitive research, and input from subject matter experts
  • Create compelling content that speaks to defined user personas by considering the goals, desires, and potential limitations of users
  • Champion the role of content within the team, group, and larger organization to provide business partners with user-centric, innovative online communications that meet business needs and user objectives
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure that content meets legal, compliance, SEO, accessibility, Fidelity branding, and style guide requirements
  • Serve as an active and enthusiastic member in the content strategy community

Qualifications
 
Education and Experience
  • Applicable undergraduate degree
  • Proven content strategy team leadership, including exceptional coaching and skill development
  • 10+ years of writing, marketing, design, UX experience
  • 3+ years working with content structure (taxonomy, tagging, metadata, component segmenting), and workflow needs within a complex organization
  • 3+ years of significant content management system experience, including migrations
 
Skills and Knowledge
  • Experience in financial services preferred
  • Familiarity with large, reference-oriented sites
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Competency with information architecture and user experience best practices
  • Conversant and comfortable in the technology space
  • Ability to understand customer needs, motivations, and behaviors and translate them into deliverable tasks
  • Proven relationship-building skills and confidence to seek answers within teams, business units, and large organizations
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, and thoroughly to prioritize and complete tasks under multiple deadlines while guiding others to do the same
  • Creativity, curiosity, imagination, and a sense of humor
 
 
Company Overview
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions as well as thousands of financial intermediary firms. Fidelity is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, the largest mutual fund supermarket, a leading online brokerage firm, and one of the largest providers of custody and clearing services to financial professionals. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
 

Job

:  Web Design

Primary Location

:  MA-Boston

Other Locations

:  NH-Merrimack, RI-Smithfield, NJ-Jersey City

Schedule

:  Full-time

Job Level

:  Individual Contributor

Education Level

:  Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type

:  Standard

Shift

:  Day Job

Overtime Status

:  Non-exempt

Travel

:  No

 

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Project Archivist, Brown Research Library, Maine Historical Society, Portland ME

The Maine Historical Society's Brown Research Library seeks a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Project Archivist for processing the recently acquired Bangor Theological Seminary Collection. The start date for this 18-month temporary project is August 3, 2014. The Project Archivist is responsible for working independently and as part of a larger collections management team to complete the archival appraisal, processing and description of a nearly 250 linear ft. collection of institutional records documenting the 200 year history of the Bangor Theological Seminary of Bangor, ME, an inter-denominational seminary in the Congregational tradition.

The project includes three components: Project Management, Arranging & Describing, and Outreach.

Project Management:

  • Creating and implementing a working timeline
  • Keeping the project on-task and within the 18 month perimeter
  • Communicating with and reporting to the Society's Archivist as well as other technical services staff
  • Managing the project budget
  • Supervising other project staff  and volunteers

Arranging & Describing:

  • Archival appraisal and survey
  • Identifying and setting priories in respect to preservation, conservation and digitization
  • Arranging the collection including, but not limited to, re-housing and reformatting
  • Adhering to the industry's best practices
  • Implementing and/or providing guidelines for preservation and conservation
  • Creation of a completed finding aid in accordance with the Society's expectations and current practices

Outreach:

  • Cultivation and promotion of the collection though the Society's online and printed outlets
  • Coordinating internal requests for exhibition content and/or publications
  • Providing recommendations to the Society's Maine Memory Network Curator

 

Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution with graduate coursework in archival management
  • Five or more years experience as a processing archivist
  • Experience working with large collections, including series and hierarchical organization
  • Ability to lift and move 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Transportation to an offsite facility

 

Preferred:

 

  • Experience with institutional records, especially of an academic and/or religious nature
  • Working in a historical society setting
  • Working knowledge of Maine history

 

Compensation & Logistics:

 

Salary at $30,000 per year with benefits package. Processing of this collection will take place off-site at the Society's collections management center in Portland, ME. The Project Archivist must provide their own transportation to and from the site, but are not expected to transport collections. Public transportation to the site is limited.

 

 

Please submit the following electronically to Jamie Rice, MHS Director of Library Services at jrice@mainehistory.org

 

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience
  • A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment and publications
  • One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post
  • Three professional references, including current phone, email addresses and affiliations

The above may also be mailed to the following address:

 

Maine Historical Society

Brown Research Library

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101-3498

Attn: BTS Search Committee

 

No Phone Calls Please.

 

The Application period ends on July 1, 2014.

 

 

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Health and Life Sciences Informationist, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Health and Life Sciences Informationist

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian - Associate Librarian ($47,722 - $65,734)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 4, 2014

 

Description of Institution and Library 

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

 

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


As a major academic health sciences center, UCLA plays an important role in teaching, research, and clinical care through its four health science professional schools located in the southern part of campus; these are the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Dentistry. Also vitally important is the Division of Life Sciences in the College of Letters and Science which includes five departments. UCLA Health is the major clinical organization that includes four hospitals and a number of primary and specialty care clinics in surrounding areas. The hospitals and clinics are particularly important, not only because of the clinical care they provide, but because they serve as the clinical training ground for medical students, residents, and fellows. Over $250 million dollars in National Institutes of Health funding was awarded to UCLA researchers in FY 2013, making UCLA the 12th largest recipient of NIH funding.


The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA's health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional schools and the Division of Life Sciences, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The collections are broad in scope and designed to support the teaching, research, and patient-care needs of its primary clientele. The total collection includes more than 679,000 print volumes and provides access to thousands of electronic resources including journals, databases, and other materials. 

 

The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection services as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office.  Current staffing includes: 3 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE administrative specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 3 part-time reference desk students from UCLA's Department of Information Studies.


The Health and Life Sciences Informationist provides a broad range of information services, including in-depth reference and consultation service, instruction, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health and life sciences.  The Health and Life Sciences Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include

 

§  Serve as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for health and  life sciences disciplines

§  Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments

§  Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects

§  Provide advice and individualized consultations for groups and individuals working with research data

§  Foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Participate in library-wide groups

§  Contribute to the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Library's communications vehicles, including but not limited to the Library's web site, LibGuides, and social media

§  Contribute to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements

§  Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community

§  Serve as a member of the UCLA Library team and work to further the overall goals of the UCLA Library

 

Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

§  Two or more years' experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library

§  Skill in searching online catalogs and databases

§  Functional understanding of collection development practices

§  Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with publication trends and characteristics, particularly scholarly publications in public health, medicine, and other health sciences disciplines

§  Experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and the tools used to evaluate compliance

§  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

§  Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services

§  Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility

§  Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills

§  Sound technology experience and skills

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

§  Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds

§  Ability to work collegially and as a leader with library colleagues

§  Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians

 

Desired Qualifications

 

§  Four years experience working in an academic health science library providing a broad range of information services

§  Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces

§  Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches

§  Knowledge of metadata standards

§  Knowledge of subject-specific repositories

§  Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes

§  Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing

§  In-depth knowledge of the publication process in the sciences

§  Experience with MyNCBI My Bibliography and the NIH Manuscript Submission System

§  College course work in the health or life sciences

§  Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a program of the Medical Library Association

 

General Information

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

 

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

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00258.

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 4, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Head, Arts Library and Music Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Head, Arts Library and Music Library
Department: Arts Library and Music Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($73,126 - $103,551)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 3, 2014

Description of Institution and Library 

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

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

The Arts Library has the primary responsibility for providing collections and services in the areas of architecture, art, art history, design, film, television and theater at UCLA. The collection of over 300,000 volumes in the subject areas of film and television, theater, art, architecture, and design includes monographs, serials, microforms, and electronic resources. The Arts Library serves undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and visiting researchers. Staffing includes 3 FTE librarians and 2 FTE library assistants, as well as student employees.

The Music Library provides teaching and research resources to the three music departments of the Herb Alpert School of Music (Music, Ethnomusicology, and Musicology) and to any other department or member of the University community that has an interest in music.  The collection consists of online resources (including streaming audio); books; music scores and sheet music; and audio and video recordings.  Staffing includes 1 FTE librarian, 3 FTE library assistants, and student employees.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Sciences, Arts, and Music this position serves as the Head of the Arts Library and Music Library providing leadership and coordination for collections and services in support of the arts and music at UCLA.  This individual's essential functions will include, but are not limited to, administration of the libraries, cultivation and stewardship of collections, coordination of collection and public services staff, and collaboration with all library units.  With regard to research collections, the Head works with library colleagues to assess existing strengths and weaknesses in the various collections and services, determine priorities, and develop plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. Mindful of trends related to research and scholarly communications in arts and music fields, and in partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications

§  Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff

§  Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills

§  Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in arts and music fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape

§  Must be able to work in a multi-staff environment with the demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collegially, and participate in collaborative problem-solving

§  Ability to articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services

§  Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library

§  Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service and innovative outreach programs

§  Ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

Desired Qualifications

§  Advanced degree in music or arts

§  Ability to assume liaison/subject specialist responsibility for music collection

§  Fund raising and grant writing experience

§  Knowledge of technology applications and trends in arts and music libraries

§  Management experience in an academic library environment

§  Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects

§  Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching

General Information

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

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

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00257.

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 3, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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2014 Paul Evan Peters Fellowship

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) announces the 2014 Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
Applications due no later than June 24, 2014
The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of CNI's founding executive director. The fellowship is awarded every two years to students pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, the information sciences, or a closely related field, who demonstrates intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including:
-commitment to use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life;
-interest in the civic responsibilities of information professionals and a commitment to democratic values;
-positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges, and
-humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.
Two fellowships will be awarded in 2014:
• One to a doctoral/PhD student in the amount of $5,000 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.
• One to a master's student in the amount of $2,500 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.
Links to the applications and more information about the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship and the application process are available at http://www.cni.org/go/pep-fellowship.

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Manager of Library Operations, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City OK

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for the day-to-day management of a small to medium sized community library, including, but not limited to, library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

 

Salary & Hours: $57,179.20 annual.  Must be available all hours the library is open; must work a minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday or Sunday once a month .  This position is overtime exempt.

 

Benefits: The Metropolitan Library System provides the following benefits to full-time employees.

 

·         Health benefits that include medical, dental, and prescription coverage

·         Vision coverage paid in full

·          Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month

·          Sick leave @ 8 hours per month

·          9 paid holidays

·         Great retirement plan (Defined Contribution Plan)

·         Scholarship reimbursement opportunities

·         Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full

·         Long Term Care paid in full

·         Long Term Disability paid in full

Location:  Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and two years of management experience.

 

http://jobs.metrolibrary.org

 

Please attach your resume and cover letter to be considered for this position

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Library Manager L-II, Providence Community Library, Providence RI

Library Manager L-II, Washington Park

Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

 

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     May 19, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by May 27, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

The Providence Community Library is seeking a full time Library Manager to manage the operation of a small neighborhood library and provides direct service to families in the neighborhood.  Duties include answering questions and instructing children and adults in the use of the library; planning and presenting a variety of programs for adults and children, including story hours; and assisting users with the selection of suitable materials and resources; supervising other library staff.  He/she also reviews and recommends library materials for addition to the library collection, and works with librarians and staff at other library locations to develop and implement programs and develop library services and services to children.  Is responsible for the creation and maintenance of a professional, team-oriented working environment in the library as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. 

 

The Library Manager is the Library's liaison with the local community.  Duties include visiting schools and meeting with community groups to promote the use of the library, and working with teachers and day care providers to develop and provide indirect library services to children under their care.  He/she reaches out to the community to respond to community needs and to market library services and is expected to establish productive relationships with community groups and agencies, and to develop and implement a range of library services which are tailored to the needs of the neighborhood. 

 

Neighborhood libraries provide a librarian with a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the community.  Librarians meet and get to know a wide variety of people, and to help them by providing an essential service.  Strong interest in others and a desire to "make a difference" are essential for success.

Requirements:  MLS from an ALA accredited program, computer literacy. Spanish speaking a plus.  Outside applicants must be willing to undergo a BCI check.

 

Please send resumes to:  Maria Melvin at mmelvin@provcomlib.org

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Evening Research & Instruction Librarian, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) located in Greenville, N.C. seeks a responsible, self-directed, and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide vision and guidance in delivery of excellent library services to students and faculty both on-campus and remotely during the evening hours.

Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Evening Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing late afternoon and evening course integrated library instruction sessions for in-person and distance education courses. Also responsible for the oversight of the print reference collection, including selection, maintenance, and deselection. S/he functions as the senior RIS staff member on duty during the evening hours. Some daytime, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Required:

· ALA- accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science

· academic library reference experience

· Instruction experience

· familiarity with technology in a library setting

· familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services

· excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

· flexibility in adapting to change

· ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user community

· strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed

· demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth


Preferred:

Preferred Experience: Collection management experience; demonstrated knowledge of software and technology related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting; evidence of effective project management skills; familiarity with government information sources; and familiarity with scholarly communication trends.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a fixed-term appointment; which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment. Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Closing Date: June 2, 2014

For a complete job description see: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/job942030.cfm


All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Library/Medial Specialist, Hudson High School, Hudson MA

Job Description
Qualifications:

Under the direct supervision of the High School Principal and the Director of Technology the HHS Library/Media Specialist should possess the following qualifications:

o DESE license as a library teacher
o Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
o Classroom teaching preferred
o Technology applications and ability to use web tools

Responsibilities:

• Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
• Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
• Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
• Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
• Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
• Manages and supervises the library facility.
• Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
• Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
• Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
• Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
• Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
• Establishes communication and networks with the Hudson Public Library staff.
• Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
• Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.

To apply: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=827402

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Librarian for African and Global & International Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

Position Overview: The Librarian for African and Global & International Studies is part of a team of six librarians who serve the communities within the University that study world regions in a variety of disciplines. Reporting to the Head of International & Area Studies in the Distinctive Collections Division, the incumbent will provide user-focused service and subject expertise for the interdisciplinary fields of African Studies (including Africa and the African diaspora), Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines in the humanities and / or social sciences.

Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning

Job Description: 70% Professional Responsibilities
-Build, evaluate, and assess assigned collections through review and selection of materials related to African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines, including materials in English and foreign languages.

-Collaborate with faculty and instructors in African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines to teach research skills through course integrated instruction sessions, assignments, and assessment tools.

-Provide specialized reference and consultation services to faculty in assigned academic units, students, researchers, visiting scholars, and the general public whose research relates to the assigned regions and disciplines.

-Work collaboratively to develop and maintain website information, web-based research guides and finding aids relevant to the areas supported.

-Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and international professional organizations of relevance to African and Global & International Studies. Participate in regional, national, and international consortial collaborations.

-Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed and developed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU.

-Actively participate in, and advocates for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate.

-Advance the Libraries' priorities and strategic directions through active participation in pursuits such as cross-functional initiatives, cross-operational teams, project teams and/or task forces.

20% Research - Contributes to the profession's collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity. Research may involve the publication of articles, books, book reviews, grant-supported inquiry, or editorial work.

10% Service - Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements.

Open Rank: Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian.

Required Qualifications -ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent from a foreign institution by date of appointment.

-Minimum of two years post-secondary coursework in African studies or in a supporting discipline with significant African focus; or equivalent work experience related to Africa or the African diaspora.

-Language competency in English as demonstrated by college coursework, proficiency assessment scores (e.g., TOEFL), native speaker, extended foreign residence in an English-speaking country; or other demonstrated competency measure.

-Effective written communication skills in English as demonstrated in the candidate's application materials, examples of written work, and/or publications.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Application Instructions: Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application.


First review of applications has changed to August 5, 2014 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified or position has been filled.

Contact Information to Applicants: Leah Nelson, 785-864-3103 leahnel@ku.edu

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Dean, Library and Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA

Berklee College of Music invites applications for the position of Dean, Library and Learning Resources.  Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music.  The Berklee community consists of 4,400 talented and diverse students, 606 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose 200+ Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.

 

The Dean is the chief administrator for the library and learning resources areas, articulates a strategic vision for the areas, leads the areas in supporting the teaching and learning needs of the various programs and departments, and serves as advocate for the library and learning resources within the college and larger community.

 

The Dean is responsible for the successful administration of the Stan Getz Library, which encompasses the library, media center, and archival activities, and Learning Resources, comprised of the Learning Center and the core music tutoring program.  The Dean also guides the collaboration in supporting the library of the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, as well as the college's online extension school, which will offer bachelor of professional studies programs starting in Fall 2014. 

 

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost, the Dean is part of the Academic Affairs senior leadership and oversees a staff of 19, including direct supervision of the Director of Library Services, Director of Learning Support Services, Manager of Learning Resources Web Development, and the Library Systems Developer.  The Dean is a member of the President's Council (college's senior leadership) and Academic Leadership Council (Academic Affairs leadership).

 

Ideal Qualities and Capabilities

 

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and administrator with experience in a leadership capacity and expertise in strategic planning, goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery.  The individual will demonstrate a strong record of accomplishment in academic library management with particular emphasis in overseeing programs in music and/or the arts.  A passion for music, particularly contemporary music, is essential.  The individual will possess the capacity to resonate with the unique character of Berklee and demonstrate commitment to Berklee's mission to prepare students for professional careers in music.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, and a bachelors degree or higher in music; demonstrate substantive understanding of the role of the music library and learning support services in higher education, including awareness of the best practices in higher education; possess a strong background in applying emerging technologies within the academic music library environment and learning support services; display the ability to be innovative with services; and demonstrate successful budget management experience. 

 

From a personal perspective, the ideal leader will possess the ability to provide dynamic and vigorous leadership that embraces a collaborative, collegial, and inclusive leadership style, as well as consensus-building capabilities.  The individual will be able to function effectively in a constantly changing environment, exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate commitment to diversity.  Grant writing and/or fund raising success are considered desirable. 

 

The Dean position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a starting date as soon as is feasible, but no later than January 2, 2015.  Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.  The position is based in Boston, MA.

 

Application Procedure

 

Applications should be limited to 12 pages total (preferably in PDF format) and must include the following items:

  • letter of interest that addresses your qualifications and experiences relevant to the position;  please address your letter to the Dean for Library and Learning Resources Search Committee;
  • statement of one page (or less) regarding your vision of the music library as physical space in an evolving digital and electronic environment;
  • detailed resume; and
  • names of three professional references with current contact information (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers).

 

 

Application review is expected to begin in July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check.   For more information about the position and Berklee's library and learning resources, please visit the following website: 

 

 

 

For more information about Berklee College of Music, and Berklee Valencia, please visit the following websites:

 

 

 

*Electronic applications only.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

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Information Services Librarian, Law Firm, New York NY

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks Information Services Librarian on behalf of our clients, leading global law firm in New York, NY. The Information Services Librarian will provide customized reference services on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates and all other stakeholders assigned to client offices and lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the changing legal market and new client demand, strategic problem solving ability, a positive, client-focused service orientation and the proven ability to effectively and efficiently assist in portal development, create, access and manage knowledge networks and information including databases, integrated library systems, web and mobile applications.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide accurate, timely and cost effective reference and research services to client stakeholders in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Design and maintains the Information Services portal pages
  • Lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs
  • Provide needs-based and planned training to attorneys and staff and arranges vendor training as appropriate
  • Perform library research services including current awareness in legal, business, and other disciplines utilizing print and electronic resources for firm and client matters in assigned offices. Provide summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate
  • Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department's services and resources
  • Keep abreast of new features and technologies as these changes affect legal research resources and in consultation with the Information Services Manager determine technology training needs of users through observation, discussion and needs assessment tools; provide training modules to meet those needs
  • Plan and participates in staff development sessions related to reference sources and developments in information technology\
  • Maintain a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information\
  • Utilize professional training and knowledge to assist the Information Services Manager with collection development recommendations
  • Bill time for research and other work associated with active client matters

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience in a law or business library with depth of knowledge using standard print and electronic legal research resources and online databases, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems; experience with SirsiDynix and/or EOS a plus
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and SharePoint a must
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver training modules to attorneys and staff
  • Exceptional client service orientation with flexibility to support attorneys and staff in multiple locations using various communication strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with peers, thrive under pressure and act in alignment with managerial goals and objectives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

To apply:

 

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

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit www.accufile.com

 

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Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol CT

Roger Williams University - Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian

 

Thank you for considering Roger Williams University in your search.

 

About Roger Williams University
The Roger Williams University School of Law is the only law school in Rhode Island, offering future attorneys a rigorous, world-class legal education in a supportive, personalized environment. A top-notch faculty and strong student culture, plus a commitment to public service, drive the school's rapidly growing reputation for preparing graduates to practice in a complex, interconnected world.

 

Job Description
Under the direction of the Collection Services Librarian, the Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian is responsible for electronic and print acquisitions, continuations, and the day-to-day management of digital resources for the Law Library. Responsibilities include: maintaining library accounts and licenses; coordinating budgeting, fund allocations, and invoice processing; contact with legal information vendors; ongoing training of library staff in collection services functions; managing the law library's digital resources; serving as a contact for library purchases for law faculty; serving at the reference desk; and participating in campus-wide library initiatives.

 

Requirements
Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school.

Minimum of two years' experience in library acquisitions or another collection services unit, preferably in a law library.

Strong service orientation.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact with faculty, students, visitors and staff. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects.

Excellent computer skills, including a working knowledge of the current University supported Windows environment, Word or WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience managing digital resources.

Experience with SQL and other programming languages for library applications.

Experience using III library systems.

 

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 apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49608 and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

 

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Library Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier VT

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the Library's consistent achievement of its financial objectives and mission, including maintaining the Kellogg-Hubbard's tradition of outstanding public service and innovative program offerings.   

 

The Director will be responsible for the management of a staff of seven full-time staff members, five part-time staff members, and a team of volunteers. Candidates must have a strong public service background, strong fundraising skills, and welcome the challenges of nonprofit library management.

 

Kellogg-Hubbard Library is located in the heart of Montpelier, Vermont and also serves four surrounding towns, a total population of 17,600. The collections consists of 77,000 items and has an annual circulation of 288,876--the second highest in Vermont.

 

Visit our website for the full job description: kellogghubbard.org

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by July 14 to:khldirectorsearch@gmail.com

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High School Library Teacher, Needham High School, Needham MA

Position Type:
High School Teaching

Date Posted:
3/3/2014

Location:
Needham High

High School Library Teacher (1.0)

Teacher Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
• Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
• Provides and plans professional development
• Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
• Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
• Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

Leader:
• Participates in school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
• Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards
• Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
• Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
• Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
• Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
• Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staf

School Librarian:
• Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the School Library is an essential part of the learning community
• Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
• Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
• Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
• Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
• Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
Reports to the Director of Technology and Innovation

Qualifications:

• MLS, Library and Information Science
• Classroom teaching preferred
• Technology applications and ability to use web tools
• DESE license as a library teacher


Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.

Deadline is Friday, June 6th

 

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Systems Librarian, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Librarian
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:NE41410-11-1135724LV841068D
SALARY RANGE: $63,386.00 to $82,402.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 09, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College (NWC) Library, in Newport, RI. The Infrastructure and Content Department is responsible for the selection, acquisition, organization and description of print and electronic materials for the Library collections. In this capacity, the department is responsible for applying best practices for metadata creation for the Library's online catalog and Naval Historical Collection, as well as managing the Library's Integrated Library Systems and associated software.

DUTIES:

  • Develop workflows for creating metadata for all records types.
  • Upgrade and maintain all Library systems, including classified and unclassified integrated library systems, online catalog, electronic resource management software, and interlibrary loan management systems.
  • Install and set-up software, configure settings, and integrate user needs with system capabilities.
  • Monitor contract catalog services to assure that services provided are carried out in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Conduct regular training sessions for library staff on new and existing systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
BASIC REQUIREMENT - LIBRARIAN: Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a Bachelor's degree.
OR
Successful completion of a total of at least five years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the educational requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes 1) Solving complex cataloging and metadata problems; 2) Installing and setting up software, configuring settings, and integrating user needs with system capabilities; 3) Cataloging of a variety of materials including difficult technical reports, serials, and foreign language items; 4) Using metadata schemes Dublin Core and EAD, and Computer Mark-up Language XML.

SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position being filled; Or A combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371718900

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

The Emerging Technologies Librarian will lead collaborative efforts to explore, identify, assess, implement, and provide training for library emerging technologies in support of the education, research, and clinical care for the School of Medicine. The Librarian will routinely monitor trends in emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library instruction and services.  As appropriate, this Librarian will provide training in these new technologies for library staff as well as the broader School of Medicine.  In collaboration with other library staff, this Librarian must be proactive in selectively and strategically implementing and marketing emerging technologies that best match our users' needs and preferences.



Job Responsibilities:

* Teach orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction, and workshops on information resources, mobile technologies, social media, and collaboration tools.

* Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in medical education, scholarly communication, research practice, and health care.

* Provides liaison services to selected departments, institutes and/or student groups.

* Collaborate closely with colleagues to develop, implement, and apply innovative multimedia and e-learning tools, resources, and services for integration with library-related instructional needs.

* Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library's technology tools.

* Evaluate and integrate new technologies in the delivery of health information services.

* Provide staff development for the use of emerging technologies.

* Liaise with Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) office and Multimedia Technology Services (MTS) regarding educational technology.

* Manage the library's social media presence.

* Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.



Required Qualifications:



* Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science

* Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills

* Commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels

* Interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice

* Commitment to professional development

* Evidence of professional scholarly interests and potential to meet promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach



Preferred Qualifications:



* Proven track record with web-based tools, imaging and/or video software, bibliographic and presentation software and relevant emerging technologies

* Two years of experience in health sciences librarianship

* Experience providing reference and library instruction services in a scientific research setting



Salary Minimum:  $45,000



Interested applicants should send the following: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three references to:



Emerging Technologies Librarian Search Committee

IU School of Medicine

Ruth Lilly Medical Library

975 W. Walnut Street, IB 310

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121



or



Applications may be sent to Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS, AHIP at kkaneshi@iu.edu<mailto:kkaneshi@iu.edu>



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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Search and Taxonomy Lead, Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg MD

Req ID :
291690BR
Job Code/Title :
E1273:Website Designer Sr
Job Description :
The Search and Taxonomy Lead is primarily responsible for establishing enterprise processes and guidelines for maintaining Taxonomy and Search solutions. This position will focus on enhancing internal and external search engine optimization in order to streamline the user experience in locating highly-relevant information. The successful candidate will collaborate with a diverse workforce within a matrix environment and be able to communicate effectively to solicit feedback. The Search and Taxonomy Lead to further calibrate internal search engine configurations and leverage external channels to optimize public search engines to drive traffic to mission-critical assets. This individual will maintain and monitor the dynamic taxonomy/ontology architecture for an Enterprise Content Management platform. Additionally, the Search and Taxonomy Lead must have knowledge of taxonomy management, search management, and search analytics, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills.

Basic Qualifications
-Search engine optimization 
-MS FAST 
-Google Search 
-Taxonomy Creation and management 
-Smartlogics Semantic Enhancement Suite of tools

Desired skills
-Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience managing websites, data, content or business processes, managing taxonomy, or contributing to quality improvement 
-Attention to Detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 
-Customer Service - works well with clients and other vendors in achieving mission success and is committed to providing quality products and services. 
-Strong Communication Skills - be able to expresses key ideas and obtain tangible feedback from cross-functional team members and stakeholders. 
-Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - identifies risks and problems, and be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Maine Memory Network Content Assistant, Maine Historical Society, Portland ME

Maine Historical Society seeks a part-time content assistant for Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum (www.mainememory.net). Looking for someone with an advanced history degree with experience working the field. This person will work as part of the MMN team and serves the requirements of the project as needed, including assisting the MMN curator and other team members. This person is responsible for working on projects that involve scanning and transcribing historical documents, cataloging records, reviewing all records added to MMN, managing the digital image archives, assisting and training contributing partners, and doing other production work related to MMN and the MHS websites. This position is part-time, grant-funded and would be working on-site at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, ME.

 

For details see http://www.mainehistory.org/jobs

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

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, a division within the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State, has an excellent opportunity for a digital records analyst/archivist. This is one position that is being recruited at two levels. Applicants wishing to be considered for more than one level MUST apply to both job openings.

Application Procedure:

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

RECORDS ANALYST II (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Job Opening ID #614964 (Closing Date: June 15, 2014)

We are looking for a specialized, detail-oriented Digital Records Analyst/Archivist II to promote and facilitate the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Vermont. Working closely with the State Archivist, Senior Archivist, and the Senior Records Analyst, the individual in this position is responsible for collaborating with public agencies on the implementation of recordkeeping standards and best practices into new and existing systems for the efficient and effective management of digital public records. For digital public records of continuing the value, he or she coordinates the digital records lifecycle between agency business and recordkeeping systems and VSARA's digital preservation system and approves the transfer of legal custodianship of digital archival records from the creating agency to VSARA. 

RECORDS ANALYST III (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Job Opening ID #614952 (Closing Date: June 15, 2014)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Digital Records Analyst/Archivist III 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

You can also find this advertisement online at: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/about-us/jobs.aspx  

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Head of Reference Services, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

The Head of Reference Services is responsible for the leadership and management of the library's reference operations. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, this faculty librarian position is responsible for expanding the operation to meet the demands of our rapidly growing online student population while maintaining our excellent services to our traditional on campus student population.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

* Provides leadership for the library's reference services including training reference providers, assuring quality of service and investigation of new reference delivery models

* Coordinates scheduling of reference service points including reference desk, reference chat service, and other current or future service formats

* Directly supervises and trains part-time reference librarians

* Develops and implements methods of evaluating reference services including statistical analysis

* Coordinates with the Information Literacy Librarian to assure alignment of information literacy instruction and reference service goals

* Recommends budget allocations for the Reference Department, and monitors expenditures for materials, services, staff

* Provides reference service during regularly scheduled shift rotations

* Performs collection development and maintenance of the reference collection

* Participates in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

* Stays up to date on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

* Some weekend and evening hours required

* Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

* ALA accredited M.L.S., M.L.I.S. degree or international equivalent

* Two years professional academic library experience

* Recent experience in face to face and virtual academic reference services

* Supervisory and /or management experience

* Knowledge of current academic internet, print, and online resources

* Knowledge of current trends and development in higher education

* Demonstrated ability to manage projects and to work in a team environment

* Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a complex, changing environment

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong staff development skills

* Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with faculty and staff across departments

* Excellent organizational and analytical skills

* Knowledge of trends and best practices in reference services

* Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10285.

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Archivist and Collections Curator, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an archivist and collections curator to lead, manage and develop archival and special collections that document and support the College's mission.

 

The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the archivist and collections curator manages services and spaces that support the development, preservation and access of archival collections; and extends and expands the Archives resource base through alumni and donor cultivation and external funding. This position coordinates user services and outreach for the collections physical and virtual resources. The curator works closely with school librarians to integrate the collections as teaching materials in the curriculum, and actively develops the collection to capture Hampshire's history in order to create an enduring record of the institution's unique academic program, building on and maximizing use of  collection holdings that include the official records of Hampshire College, oral histories the Division III archive; Special Collections, including artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jerome Liebling; the Barbara Mettler Dance Archive, the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; art and teaching image collections. Formats include new media, audio recordings, film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture & books. 

 

A MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of three years of relevant experience is required. A secondary degree in a related field is preferred. The successful candidate should be skilled in all aspects of archival collections care, which includes an understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS);  and has expertise with applicable standards including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The archivist and collections curator must have knowledge and experience with collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.); have a deep knowledge of preservation practices; and experience managing digital and print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively with potential donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers. Candidates must be knowledgeable about digital collection infrastructure, copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107 and 108 of American copyright law.) Other technology skills include web editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office program, and scanning software and hardware for digitization. The archivist and collections curator should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

 

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

 

www.hampshire.edu

 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

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User Experience Designer, ACI Worldwide, Waltham MA

ACI Worldwide in Waltham, MA is seeking a User Experience Designer (Full-time, perm) to join a team of people who are passionate about UXD! 

Open to various levels of experience.

 

If interested, send resume/portfolio to the recruiter, Gina Friend, at gina.friend@aciworldwide.com. If you have questions about the role, please contact L Hood at l.hood@aciworldwide.com.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct field research with end-users. Turn data into actionable user and design requirements through data analysis for inclusion in the Product Requirements spec. 
  • Design and prototype information architecture/UI interaction solutions that reflect an understanding of the balance between efficiency, ease of use, user satisfaction, and business goals.
  • Produce comprehensive UX Design Specs that include detailed wireframes and concrete use cases.
  • Conduct assessment methods such as usability testing, heuristic analyses, UI reviews, complexity measures, KLM GOMS, etc. Turn data into actionable information through data analysis and formal reports. Communicate findings to x-functional teams.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Human Factors, User Experience Design, HCI, Library & Information Science, or related discipline
  • Portfolio that demonstrates skills and understanding in user centered design methodologies
  • Experience working in a high-tech in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
    • 1-2 yrs for Associate level
    • 2-5 yrs for straight UXD level
    • 5-10 yrs for Senior level
  • Fundamental understanding of
    • Field research methods such as interviews, contextual inquiry, focus groups, surveys, roundtable usability testing, etc.
    • Usability testing methods, such as formative, summative, moderated, automated, remote, local, RITE, etc.
    • Persona development, task analysis, design heuristics, and use cases (abstract and concrete)
    • Information architecture concepts, conceptual design, and detail design
  • Ability to interpret product requirements from a user-centered as opposed to feature-centered perspective
  • Proficiency with standard prototyping tools such as paper, Axure, Powerpoint, Visio, etc. to create screen mockups, lo-mid fidelity prototypes, and communicate conceptual design concepts.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Familiarity with agile development
  • Preferred:
    • Experience designing for mobile and tablet
    • Banking and payments-industry knowledge

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Library Technician, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Library Technician
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:SE41411-06-1134137LV844959D


SALARY RANGE: $38,542.00 to $50,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Newport, RI
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College Library, Newport, Rhode Island. The Infrastructure and Content Department is concerned with designing, developing, and implementing sustainable technologies and content. The purpose of this position is to assist in the acquisition, receipting, and processing of materials for the Naval War College Library.

DUTIES:

1. Managing daily operations of a Government Depository collection, including integrating new materials and removing items that are being withdrawn from the collection.
2. Utilizing a purchase credit card to acquire library materials (i.e., books, electronic resources, supplies).
3. Updating library databases (i.e. Integrated Library System (ILS)) and performing quality checks on bibliographic records.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1.) Purchasing library materials with a business or organization purchase card; 2.) Checking in and processing library materials; 3.) Locating and retrieving cataloged records and 4.) Utilizing automated computer systems and programs in a library setting (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, Integrated Library System).

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371540700

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Librarian, Music, Art and Media (MAM) Department, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

 

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT

 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

 

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831

 

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

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

 

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years of experience in a public library. Supervisory experience is required. The applicant must have demonstrated aptitude for serving a diverse public in a fast-paced environment and be willing to lead by example. The applicant must have experience with library automation systems, be proficient in the use of common office software and possess good oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred; experience in collection development and materials selection is required. 

 

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

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 03-20-14

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Call for Submissions, SIGUSE Awards 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - SIGUSE AWARDS

The Information Needs, Seeking, and Use Special Interest Group (SIG USE) of ASIST seeks submissions for six awards:

1. The Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award
2. The Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award
3. The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Proposal Award
4. The Student Travel Award
5. The Interdisciplinary Travel Award
6. The Innovation Award

The deadline for submissions for all awards, which will be given at the 2014 ASIS&T meeting in Seattle, WA, is July 1, 2014.

Details and criteria for each award can be found on the SIG USE website, at http://siguse.wordpress.com/awards/

All submissions and any questions should be directed to Heather O'Brien at h.obrien@ubc.ca

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Adult Reference Librarian.  Permanent part-time (25 hours).  

 

Derry Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, new member for the Reference team.  Knowledgeable, friendly customer service is the primary responsibility.  Position entails assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, and use of internet computers and databases, including instruction and trouble-shooting equipment if necessary. 

 

Successful candidate must be willing to work with people of all ages and levels of knowledge, and have facility with PCs, various wireless devices, the internet, databases and library catalogs, preferably Polaris.  MLIS or MLIS candidate required, with relevant work experience preferred.  Job includes regular evening and Saturday hours. Salary commensurate with experience ($17.50-$21.22.)  Benefits include sick, vacation, and personal time off.

 

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by 27 June 2014.

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Temp Analyst, AMC Networks, Inc., New York NY

Any candidate interested, please apply at:

http://www.amcnetworks.com/career Temp Analyst-Adv Platform-00519

Located: Manhattan, NYC




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Review incoming schedules and prepare metadata as per industry and specific affiliate and platform specifications.
2. Ingest all metadata and schedule information into department's Asset Management System.
3. QC all content deliverables prior to delivery and in live status mode utilizing all available means (SlingBox, etc).
4. Assist in the implementation of the Metadata Schedule Team's responsibility in disseminating reports, data and other information internally as needed.
5. Assist Metadata Schedule Team's efforts in supporting Affiliate and Business Unit Marketing groups in Advanced Platform related promotions and initiatives.
6. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
This position contributes to assuring all contract obligations are met as to the distribution of advanced platform programming to MSO's, Affiliates and other business partners. In addition, this position contributes to maximizing efficiencies of the workflow procedures of the Metadata Schedule Team resulting in reducing both time and direct expenses and also assuring all transactional and ad sale revenue potentials are maximized.

QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's Degree in a related field to media or communication. Masters of Library Science or Information Science is a plus.
· Minimum 1 year relevant experience in Information Management or related Advanced Platform programming and distribution management.
· Understanding of Data and Information management.
· Experience with asset management and data storage.
· Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
· Client-services experience.
· Strong written and communication skills.
· Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a basic understanding of XML & Excel generation.
· Competent and proficient understanding of platforms such as Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.
· Second language is a plus.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Supervised by: Manager, Advanced Platform Planning & Distribution
Supervises: NA

HOURS
35 hours per week
M: 11-7
Tu: 10-6
W-F: 9-5

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Various Entry Level Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library
science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions
offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical
library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the
biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.





Positions are available in:



*Web Site Development and Social Media*

·        Support site development, or new responsive web design for
MedlinePlus

·        Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM

·        Support development and maintenance of NLM web sites by assisting
with content management, usability, accessibility, information
architecture, plain language, navigation and mobile access



*Technical Services*

·        Acquire materials for the NLM collection and support the
licensing of electronic resources

·        Create and maintain serial records which serve as the underlying
data for various systems throughout NLM; provide quality assurance of NLM
serial records in local and national databases to ensure accurate journal
citations in databases such as PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)



*Preservation; Digital Preservation*

·        Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical
and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives,
manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion
pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials

·        Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and
preservation of analog and digital formats



*Consumer Health*

·        Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions,
and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM
consumer health web site



*Data and Literature Management*

·        Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and
processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature

·        Provide technical and research support for automated
(machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature

·        Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic
citations and Web pages, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata
application, to ensure data quality and consistency

·        Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in
the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems

·        Participation with customer service, training and outreach
services for NLM systems, such as PubMed



*Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology*

·        Engage with the public health and health services research
communities in order to create and manage health information resources that
serve their needs

·        Support development of knowledge and information resources to
promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized
vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment
instruments,  and common data elements and measures



*Data Science and Big Data*

·        Assist with initiatives to enhance access to biomedical data sets
resulting from publicly funded research

·        Analyze and develop guidance related to emerging policies that
promote data sharing and open science

·        Participate in projects to engage science communities of practice
in standards efforts, including common data elements initiatives





Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited
school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on
or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States



Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates
(Librarian) Program of USAJobs:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371420100 from June 2 - June 6,
2014

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Archives Education Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

The Colby Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced Archives Education Librarian to further the Libraries focus on being "central to scholarship". Special Collections collects, organizes, interprets, preserves, makes available and promotes the use of the college's rare and unique materials, which include incunabula and rare books, literary manuscripts and personal papers, institutional archives and artifacts. We support and encourage primary source research and instruction by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the broader scholarly community. One of our highest priorities is to connect our collections to the undergraduate Colby curriculum through a Teaching with Primary Sources program. The Archives Education Librarian position is central to sustaining and fully developing the Teaching with Primary Sources initiative, creating innovative archival labs in consultation with faculty and working with Digital Collections staff to digitize collections for online discovery and access.

Preferred start date is August 1, 2014. Priority given to applications received by June 23, 2014

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Clem Guthro, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

 

●        A cover letter

●        Curriculum vitae

●        A philosophical statement about the role/significance of an archives education program within the small liberal arts environment.

●        Graduate transcripts

●        Three letters of recommendation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Key responsibilities of the Archives Education Librarian position:

  • Develop partnerships with faculty across all Divisions to develop and deliver archival labs that integrate Special Collections materials into individual courses and provide students with an exciting and engaging archival research experience
  • Support  Colby's Center for the Arts and Humanities initiative by working closely with the Center Director and humanities faculty to support humanities labs with hands on archival experiences
  • Strengthen relationships with Colby faculty, supporting their use of Public Humanities and other innovative pedagogical approaches that incorporate archival materials
  • Strengthen relationships with students and support student research in the collections through one-on-one reference service
  • Continue to increase awareness and appreciation for Colby's rare and unique archival materials and artifacts via creative online exhibition, enhancing  Colby's distinctive reputation among peer institutions
  • Providing solid oversight of Digital Collections and Special Collections during sabbaticals of the Assistant Directors of Digital Collections and Special Collections librarians

 

Required qualifications:

  • MLS degree with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related humanities/history field
  • A minimum of five years of experience working  in archives, digitization, and special collections at a college or university including training and experience in SC administration and best practices.
  • Formal training and experience in teaching with archival materials at the undergraduate level
  • Formal training and experience in archival digitization projects and best practices
  • Formal training and experience in archival online exhibition techniques
  • Advanced degree/formal training in archival preservation practices and protocols
  • Ability to collaborate with departmental colleagues within a dynamic and busy work environment and to contribute positively to workplace camaraderie
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills

 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

 

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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