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Librarian, Commonwealth School, Boston MA

Commonwealth School, a small independent day school in Boston, is seeking a librarian. The individual will be responsible for managing and running all aspects of the school library program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collaborating with faculty, teaching information literacy skills, maintaining and building the collection (both print and electronic), facilitating connections to resources outside of the school such as the BPL and the Boston Athenaeum, developing and managing the library budget, maintaining all library records, working as a member of committees and instructional groups as necessary, advising students, and other responsibilities as determined by the Headmaster.

 

The ideal candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of two years' relevant experience, a strong interest in educational technology, the ability to work independently on self-directed projects, and the ability and desire to collaborate with colleagues. This is a part-time position but may be full-time in combination with other teaching or administrative responsibilities, so candidates seeking a full-time position are welcome to apply.

 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Mara Dale; Commonwealth School; 151 Commonwealth Avenue; Boston, MA 02116; or email them to mdale@commschool.org. Transcripts are also helpful (unofficial copies are fine). Commonwealth always seeks candidates who can add to the diversity of its faculty. For more information, please see our website at www.commschool.org.

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

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

 

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

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

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

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

 

This position will be filled upon hiring a qualified applicant.

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

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

 

Mail to:

Superintendent of Schools

84 School Street

Unity, ME  04988-9734

(207) 948-6136

EOE

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

Duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perform duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

How To Apply:

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

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

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

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Properties Processing Archivist, The Trustees of Reservations, Beverly MA

Description:

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

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

Duties:

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

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

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

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

** Participates in meeting assignments as needed.

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

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections 

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

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

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

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

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

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

Required Experience and Education

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

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

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

4. Knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.

5. Strong written and oral communication skills.

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

Additional Requirements

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

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

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

 

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

United States Court of Appeals

For the First Circuit

1st Circuit Libraries

 

 

Position:  Reference/Electronic Resources Librarian

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                        Susan C. Sullivan, Circuit Librarian

                        1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries

                        Moakley U.S Courthouse, Suite 9400

                        1 Courthouse Way

                        Boston, MA 02210

 

No fax or email applications accepted. 

 

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

 

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Deputy Director, Greenwich Library, Greenwich CT

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Highly Desirable:

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

 

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

 

TO APPLY:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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Library Director, Minot-Sleeper Library, Bristol NH

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

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

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

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

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Marketing & Communications Associate, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Deadline for application: May 9, 2014

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

DESCRIPTION

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

Job Duties include but are not limited to the following:

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


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

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


Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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

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Library Director, Waltham Public Library,Waltham MA

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

 

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

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

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

 

35 hours per week, excellent benefits.     

Starting salary: $84,823 

Deadline to apply:  May 30, 2014              

Anticipated start time: mid-October

 

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

 

Qualified candidates should submit

 

Mary Gullotti

Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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

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

ASSISTANT REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (LIBRARIAN I)

Position #C2R00118

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Summary:

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

To apply: https://jobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1015998&PartnerId=25240&SiteId=5341&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5341&JobSiteInfo=1015998_5341&gqid=0

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Library Director, Rutland Free Library, Rutland VT

Salary: $68,000 - $82,000

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

 

Starting: December 1, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • Proven administrative, supervisory, and fiscal management skills

 

Application Process

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

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Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth NH

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Children's Librarian, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea MA

Position:               Children's Librarian

              Department:        Library Department  

               Union:                   AFSCME                         

Salary:                  $744.26 weekly - $38,701.59 annually               

 

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

 

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

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

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Library Media Specialist, Chelsea Public School, Chelsea VT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary science librarian.

The interdisciplinary science librarian is the liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science and Natural Science. They develop and teach classes to educate students on research practices, as well as provide research assistance to Div I, Div II, and Div III students. The interdisciplinary science librarian is responsible for collection development which updates materials, seeks new purchases to keep curricular needs current, stewards innovative collections and programs such as the Lending Seed Library and Game Library, and oversees budget allotments. The librarian, an integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, will have knowledge of e-science resources, open access, and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, especially as they support undergraduate research and teaching. In addition, the librarian represents the library in various Hampshire and Five College committees and working groups.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of two years library experience is required; undergraduate or advanced degree in science preferred. The successful candidate will have at least two years of library experience including classroom instruction; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; possess the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team; and have a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. The qualified candidate will be proficient in supporting 21st Century learning methods, including e-science experience and knowledge, possess an understanding of the data curation process, have knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. This position requires an ability to locate and vet new resources; skill to demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; be able to troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Review of applications for this full time, 12-month benefitted position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Hampshire College offers 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/

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Director of Library Services, Tabor Academy, Marion MA

Date Posted:  March 27, 2014
Date Available: July 1, 2014
Department:  Hayden Library
Contact Information:  Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to: Rich Roller, Assistant Head of School, at rroller@taboracademy.org
Job Summary:  Tabor Academy seeks an energetic, innovative, full-time Director of Library Services who
will plan, administer, and implement a library program that is aligned with the school's mission. The director collaborates with faculty to incorporate digital literacy and research skills into the curriculum. As information specialist, the library director encourages students to be independent, confident, and ethical users of information. The responsibilities for this administrative position include, but are not limited to, managing personnel and facilities, maintaining a collection appropriate to the curriculum, and ensuring that the community can access library resources at point of need.
Qualifications:  An ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree; a minimum of three years of library experience; facility in the use of current technologies, Mac and Windows operating systems, MS Office and iWork suites; excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
As a member of the Tabor faculty, the director will attend faculty meetings, and participate in the life of the school including possible committee work.  In addition, the candidate will:
  • Have an unabashed enthusiasm, creativity and passion for and thorough knowledge of his/her area.
  • Be an empathetic and charismatic leader who knows, cares for, challenges, and supports the students with whom s/he works.
  • Is a facilitator and director.  S/he must know how to challenge students to problem solve and make personal discoveries.  Excellent teachers know how to step aside, allowing the student to stumble, struggle, and learn to resolve.
  • Model the high standards of professionalism s/he expects students to develop--organization, rigor, clarity, promptness, effectiveness, respect, and kindness.
  • Maintain a perspective that allows him/herself to take the work and the students seriously without taking him/herself too seriously.
To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to Rich Roller via email at rroller@taboracademy.org or mail to Rich Roller, Tabor Academy, 66 Spring Street, Marion, MA  02738.

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Director of the Library, Boston College High School, Boston MA

The Library Director is a member of the instructional team with the special functions of coordinating the selection of materials, supervising the organization and operation of the library, and promoting the efficient and effective use of the collection through the school program. Requirements and skills desired for Librarians include; MLS from an accredited library school, experience in a school library, ability to deal positively with high school students, faculty and staff.  Additionally, flexibility in dealing with sometimes hectic situations, familiarity with computers and cameras, and good organizational skills are also beneficial. Duties include: 

 

1.  Program Administrator

  • Plans and administers program of library services
  • Assesses and meets needs of students and faculty for information
  • Submits recommendations on library policies and services to the Vice Principal for Academics and implements policy decisions
  • Participates on the Academic Council as Chair of the Library Department
  • Administers personnel regulations, interviews job applicants, and rates staff performance
  • Prepares and administers annual budget for library
  • Conducts department meetings and insures communication within the department

 

2. Instructional Partner

  • Helps students develop attitudes, skills, techniques of inquiry and critical thinking important to lifelong learning.
  • Solicits partnerships with teachers
  • Participates in the development of the library skills curriculum
  • Instructs Arrupe Students and Freshman during the Library Orientation
  • Instructs classes in library research skills
  • Assists in helping locate materials in the library

 

3. Information Specialist

  • Participates in collection evaluation; adding/deleting materials no longer appropriate to the curriculum
  • Compiles subject bibliographies and other lists of materials
  • Communicates to faculty and students electronically via email and library webpage
  • Publicizes new materials as they are added to the collection

 

4. Professional Development

  • Keeps current with professional trends
  • Attends local and national library conferences/meetings
  • Membership in local and national appropriate library organization

 

Contact Charlie Drane, Academic Vice Principal, at drane@bchigh.edu if interested.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

To apply for this position (Job # B01539), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. 


Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required.


 Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us


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

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

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

 

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

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

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

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

 

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

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

 

ADA REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal and routine office duties

 Click here to apply

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Library Media Specialist, Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth MA

Bishop Stang, a Catholic co-educational high school of the Diocese of Fall River with a strong tradition of academic and co-curricular excellence, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Media Specialist. If interested, send your resume and cover letter to President/Principal Peter Shaughnessy at pshaughnessy@bishopstang.com by May 1, 2014.

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

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

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

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

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

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

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

For more information please visit:

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

NDSR-NY: http://ndsr.nycdigital.org

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

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

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

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

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

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


Minimum Qualifications:

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


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

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

Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Deadline for application: April 30, 2014

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

There is a job opening at Parker for a School Librarian, 25 hours a week. Our school day is Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 to 3:30 and Wednesday 8:30 to 1:30. 

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



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

Reports to: The School Principal

Supervises: Library assistant, service students, and parent volunteers

Responsibilities:

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

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College MA

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

Key responsibilities

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

Some evenings and weekends are required.

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

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

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

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

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

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Advanced Referencing Services Specialist, Infotrieve, Wilton CT

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

 

Position Overview

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Requirements

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

 

 

How to Apply

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

 

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Library Director, South Burlington Community Library, South Burlington VT

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


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

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

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


Experience: Five years of relevant experience, including supervisory experience


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


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


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


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


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

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Acquisition Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

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


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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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


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

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

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


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

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Head Librarian, Salem Free Public Library, Salem CT

The Salem Free Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Head Librarian. The library is well attended with a 50,000 item year circulation and over 300 programs with over 6000 attendance. The library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library. The Head Librarian reports to the Library Board of Directors, develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities, oversees acquisitions, maintains records, makes appropriate state and local reports, stays current in library science, and applies for grants. 37.5 hours work week (at $25.92/hour) with vacation, health and retirement benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science or Bachelor of Library Science with expectation of a Master's degree within two years. Five or more years experience desired. For further information contact First Selectman Kevin Lyden, 270 Hartford Road, Salem CT 06420 at Kevin.Lyden@salemct.gov. Resumes should be addressed to Chairman Leonard Giambra, Library Board of Directors. 

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Assistant Librarian, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead MA

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

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

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

Hours/Compensation:
• Salary/Full-Time

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

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Director of Library Media Services, Pinkerton Academy, Derry NH

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

 

SUPERVISOR:  Dean of Faculty

 

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

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 

PLANNING AND PREPARATION

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

 

EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING

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

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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

      with faculty and staff to promote library resources and activities.

2.   Participate in technology committees.

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

4.   Perform other comparable duties as assigned.

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

 

The position is open until filled.

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

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

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

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Experience:            Relevant experience will be considered.

 

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

 

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

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:               Second language         

 

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

 

 

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

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Lead Ontology Developer, Decision Resources, Burlington MA

Job Summary:


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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

Desired qualifications:

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

Contact: Marc Krellenstein -- mkrellenstein at dresourcesgroup.com

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

RECORDS ANALYST III (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Office of the Secretary of State:

Vermont State Archives and Records Administration

 

Job Reference # 614617

Location: Middlesex, Vermont

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Application Procedure:

 

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

 

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

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Head of Collections, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and a commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

 

The Head of Collections provides leadership and coordination for developing a holistic collection development strategy to support the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering's teaching and research programs.  Responsible for supervising 1 staff member and 2 collections librarians, with whom s/he shares selection responsibilities, preferably in the sciences.  Provides collections analysis and metrics to inform the strategic allocation of the Tisch Library's collections budget and shared library collections activities at Tufts; negotiates shared licenses across the Tufts libraries. The Head also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communication landscape and its implications for collections business models and budgets.  As the chair of the Collections Steering Team, s/he works with colleagues from all the Tufts libraries to develop coordinated collections initiatives in a decentralized environment.  Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and User Services.

 

Job Requirements

Basic Requirements:

• LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and extensive library experience in collections
• Minimum of 5 years collection development experience in an academic library
• Solid contract negotiation experience
• Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings
• Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
• Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management
• Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required

 

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience
Graduate course work or an additional degree in an academic discipline, preferably the sciences, and a deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in that area.

 

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some weekend and evening hours are possible.

 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2apply.net/d26x7v5

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Collection Development Curator/Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Hours Worked:            40 including some evenings and weekends

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

Reports to:                    Library Director

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

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


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


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


Qualifications:
• Strong system analysis skills

• Familiarity with a wide range of digital file

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


Payment: The Digital Library Developer will be paid an hourly, consulting rate of $40.00/hour for a total of 20 hours per week for a 16-week period (with the possibility of extension of consulting contract). This is a non-benefitted, nonemployee
position. The consulting position will be located in Hadley, MA.


Application Deadline: April 21, 2014


Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@nciia.org. Inquiries can be made to Janet Daisley, Vice President, Programs, NCIIA. 413.587.2172 (ext) 128. www.nciia.org

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Content Specialist - Metadata Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America, Boston MA

The Digital Public Library of America is recruiting for a Metadata Coordinator to join our growing team.  The Metadata Coordinator will be a member of the Content Team and will report to the Director for Content.

The Metadata Coordinator:

  • serves as DPLA's metadata expert, responsible for DPLA MAP data model creation and maintenance and international standards compliance
  • is the staff expert for DPLA in best practices for metadata, metadata analysis and improvements,
  • will work to establish a best practices with our partners for data corrections and data sharing
  • works closely with technical staff to design/utilize community sourcing activities and tools around metadata improvement and enhancement
  • leads Linked Open Data (LOD) implementation for DPLA and our partners
  • works closely with technical and content staff and DPLA partners to design an efficient ingest process
  • tests and implements emerging protocols for metadata ingest
  • brings creative vision to the team around possibilities for working with data
  • is active in GLAM community metadata groups
  • will assist in the content recruitment process and take on associated projects as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 4+ years of professional experience managing metadata in a repository
  • Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for a digital repository, including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or an equivalent

Other desired skills include:

  • 2+ years of experience harvesting metadata from different sources using one of the protocols listed above
  • Professional level work experience in a collaborative digital library, archive, museum or other similar institution
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages
  • Familiarity with APIs

Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The DPLA's central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The Metadata Coordinator will ideally be located in the Boston area, but a remote work environment may also be considered.

Please send a letter of interest, a resume/cv, and contact information for three references to jobs@dp.la. Please put "Metadata Coordinator" in the subject line. Questions about the position may be directed to the Director for Content, Emily Gore, at emily@dp.la.

The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, April 28.

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Researcher, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston MA

Description:

NEHGS is looking for a full-time researcher who will be responsible for conducting research for the NEHGS Research Services Department (completing a minimum of 25 billable hours per week). The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of genealogical skills, techniques, and sources; and be able to efficiently conduct research in the time allotted by clients.

Qualifications:

   Bachelor's degree in a history related field.

   Genealogical training.

   General computer skills including internet, e-mail, and word processing.

   3-4 years of professional genealogical experience

   Ability to analyze documents and compile detailed narrative research reports.

 

How To Apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and a Written Sample of Genealogical Research to: Michelle Major, Human Resources Coordinator, mmajor@nehgs.org

Apply by:
May 30, 2014
Salary:
Salary depends on experience

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P/T Reference Librarian, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable MA

P/T Reference Librarian
Category: Staff Positions
Department: Library/Learning Resources
Locations: West Barnstable, MA
Posted: Apr 03, '14
Type: Part-time

About Cape Cod Community College:
Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:
The part-time Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone or via email. The part time reference librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development. The position requires week day and evening hours.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Staffs the Library Reference Desk and provides general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia and digital resources.
Provides assistance to users on basic computer skills.
Provides information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
Participates in collection development.
Participates in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
Keeps current in library trends and information literacy, attends professional development workshops, and works with librarians at consortia meetings.
Performs related duties as needed.


Requirements:
MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
Library reference experience.
Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

Additional Information:
COMPENSATION: $25.50/hour MCCC Unit position; part-time, only when classes are in session and not to exceed 18 hours/week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 24, 2014; due to immediate need applications will be considered upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Victor Santos, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 at (508) 362-2131 x4307 or vcsantos@capecod.edu


Application Instructions:
**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**

Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be asked to submit a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum qualifications, and a resume.

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Librarian, Upper School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge MA

Duties/Description: BB and N seeks a flexible, energetic, innovative, full-time librarian who is comfortable in a high school setting and familiar with evolving technology and online resources. Working with the Director of the Library, the responsibilities for this faculty position includemaintaining the library's website and catalog; providing reference and other instruction to students individually and in small groups; arranging special programs to teach students to use digital resources; assisting in hardcopy and digital collection development; working collaboratively with faculty; encouraging an atmosphere welcoming to students and conducive to study; other responsibilities as assigned.

About BB and N:
BB and N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent
schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne and Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB and N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

Qualifications: An ALA accredited MLIS degree is required. Three years of professional library experience, especially in a high school library, is preferred.

Also preferred:
-A solid knowledge of digital educational resources and the ability to educate and assist students and faculty in the
application of these resources,
-Familiarity with social media applications,
-Working knowledge of office suite applications.

As a member of the BB and N faculty, the librarian will attend faculty meetings, participate in professional development, participate in the life of the school including possible committee work, student advising, and - if desired - student club advising.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate:
-Good organizational skills,
-Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting,
-Excellent oral and written communication skills,
-Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues,
-High standards of professional conduct,
-A good sense of humor.

Send: To Apply:
Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click http://www.bbns.org/page.cfm?p=519 to complete
your online application. Upload from your computer your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and Reference List as a single combined Word Document where it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application). Documents submitted in PDF format are not accepted.

Contact Information:
Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.
We welcome candidates who will increase ourdiversity; we encourage candidates of color to apply.

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Children's Librarian, Richards Free Library, Newport NH

The Richards Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, customer-service oriented person, responsible for all services to children, young adults and their caregivers.  This includes story hours, after school clubs, special and holiday programming, collection development, reference and reader's advisory service and community outreach.  The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of children's literature and child development, experience with social networking and technology skills.   A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred. A combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered. The position is 40 hours a week, including evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Email resume and three references by April 30, 2014 to Andrea Thorpe at athorpe@newport.lib.nh.us

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Children's Librarian, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough MA

The Middleborough Public Library seeks a qualified and energetic professional for the
position of Children's Librarian. This is a 30 hour position. Working under the direction of the Library Director as a member of the library management team, the Children's Librarian:

                  

-          Is responsible for the daily operation of the children's department including direct interaction with children and parents at the circulation desk

 

-          Coordinates maintenance of the children's department, including shelving books and tidying the area

 

-          Coordinates services and programs with schools and outside agencies

 

-          Promotes activities of the department

 

-          Provides reference and reader advisory services for patrons and staff

 

-          Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of the Library catalog, Internet and electronic resources

 

-          Maintain departmental budget for materials and programing

 

Qualifications:

 

Master's Degree in Library Science; at least two years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

 

-          Knowledge of current trends in library service to children

 

-          Ability to work independently

 

-          Good planning and organizational skills

 

-          Ability to develop and implement programs

 

-          Proficient in the use of a personal computer, spreadsheet, word processing and other relevant software, the Internet and social media

 

-          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, staff and volunteers

 

-          Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively

 

-          Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

 

Salary:  $20.93 to $31.16 per hour in 9 steps as per contract between the Library Staff Association and the Town of Middleborough.

 

Resumes accepted until April 30, 2014.  The anticipated start date is June 2.

Please send to:

 

Library Director Danielle Bowker

Middleborough Public Library

102 North Main St

Middleborough, MA 02346

dbowker@sailsinc.org

 

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich MA

Digital Imaging Coordinator

The Digital Imaging Coordinator is responsible for checking in, preparing, and digitizing material, as well as performing other team tasks as assigned, such as data posting, working with ASCII/Full Text, and assisting the Sr. Coordinator.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and scan issues using appropriate software applications, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform QC (quality control) process on various scanned materials, using the QC software and conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Fix scan/image problems according to departmental quality standards
  • Routine maintenance of scanning equipment. Expected to recognize and report any problems with the scanning hardware and software
  • Check-in & label periodicals in a timely manner consistent with department standards for quality and speed
  • Prepare hard copy issues for scanning using industrial cutting machines, conforming to productivity rates and quality standards established by the department
  • Perform checkin related tasks, including but not limited to mail pickup at the post office and mail sorting
  • Work with Editorial processing groups to correct any reported errors or processing difficulties related to issue scripts or shipments
  • Update and maintain daily production information in Editorial's Time Assistant application
  • This position may require working Saturdays
  • Assist in Digital Archive work, including but not limited to METS/ALTO posting and fixes, title level QA, and vendor invoice auditing
  • Daily data posting
  • Working with ASCII/Full Text processing
  • IQV (Image Quick View) maintenance
  • Supporting Service Issues
  • Assisting the Senior Coordinator and Supervisor with their tasks as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills 

Requirements:

  • One year experience in Windows, specifically Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook)
  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, and meet department production/quality goals
  • Knowledge of electronic image processing processes within a scanning environment is helpful
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to work under deadline pressure
  • Be a team player
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Ability to operate a company vehicle. (Subject to motor vehicle background check, must have a valid driver's license and good driving record)

About EBSCO Information Services: What We Offer

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET®, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides institutions with a fast, single search box for its entire collection. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

The EBSCO Information Services headquarters is located in Ipswich, MA along the banks of the Ipswich River. We are just minutes from the MBTA train stop and provide 75% commuter rail reimbursement. EBSCO offers a competitive employee benefits package including Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, dental insurance, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a retirement savings & profit sharing plan. Considered one of the top places to work in Massachusetts, EBSCO also offers a subsidized cafeteria, free coffee, an on-site fitness center with classes, and tuition reimbursement.

About the Content Management Department

EBSCO's Content Management department oversees all aspects of the content value stream for licensed and proprietary databases.   Working closely with information providers, we secure digital and print content, convert that content to forms that support production, add indexing, table of contents and abstracting where needed and build the actual databases. Specialized teams for each of these functions work together in a collaborative and dynamic environment.  With a bias for action, a passion for quality, and a focus on continuous enhancement, we are committed to anticipating and exceeding our customers' needs in everything we do.

EBSCO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. EOE M/F/H/V

Apply online to #5694.  http://tinyurl.com/nkryo5o

 

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library:  Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library.   The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.    The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available at www.newportlibraryri.org/director.pdf.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required.  Experience in library renovation projects and fundraising preferred.  Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2014

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Manager of Learning and Discovery, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library seeks a Manager of Learning and Discovery to work collaboratively with library staff  to create, expand and promote services that foster exploration as a new model for delivering reference and information services. The Manager uses his/her knowledge of emerging trends in library and information science to implement new approaches to learning, information access and services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms. He/she uses their leadership and organizational skills to manage the work of staff to create and deliver customer-focused services to the community.

 

The Manager of Learning and Discovery serves as a member of the Management Team. He/shecontributes to strategic and long-range planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, and allocation of resources in support of the Library's strategic initiatives.

 

The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Master's of Library Science. Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a public library setting or information-based environment. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands. Proven success in planning, introducing, and managing change. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to the Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go tohttp://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

 

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Manager of Digital Experience, Westport Library, Westport CT

What a great time to join our team at The Westport Library! You have an opportunity to join a team that is transforming the Library to meet the evolving needs of our community, transcending the traditional role of the Library and delivering convenient, continuous, innovative customer-focused service. If you are a visionary and transformational leader who values responsive, personal service, and views the Library as the platform for community innovation and learning, we would love to hear from you.

The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content;  plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms. 

A Bachelor's or advanced degree is required. Library or media experience preferred. 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects plus experience with Drupal, HTML, PHP, and SQL.  Fluency in the latest web tools and implementation of mobile technology.  Working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, and instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools. Flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands required. Schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Human Resources Department, at jobs@westportlibrary.org.  Include title of this position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information and a complete job description go to http://westportlibrary.org/about/employment.

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Library Director, Morristown Centennial Library, Morrisville VT

The Morristown Centennial Library seeks a Library Director. This newly- renovated Carnegie Library is located in Morrisville (Pop. 5139) in the heart of the Green Mountains with plenty of opportunity for skiing, hiking and biking nearby.

 

The Library Director will be under the supervision of a 10-member Board of Trustees. Responsibilities include staff supervision, budget management and collection development. We are looking for a resourceful and energetic individual with strong technology skills, community relations experience and a view to the future.

 

BA/BS and two years of public library experience required. Candidate with a Master's degree in Library Science or MLS candidate with library experience is desirable. Vermont library certification required within 1 year. Salary range is $40-42,000 based on qualifications and experience.

 

To apply please send resume and three professional references to  Morristown Centennial Library Search Committee, P.O. Box 727, Morrisville, VT, 05661, or email to MorristownLibrarySearch@gmail.com by April 15th.

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Education and information Services Librarian, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library, Boston MA

EDUCATION & INFO SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library

Tracking Code

7163/C1714

Job Description

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, faculty, residents and staff; creates online tutorials in support of the education program; provides reference services; participates in development and maintenance of Library's website; provides reference services; completes special projects; oversees Library services on Sundays (circulation and computing); participates in professional duties and responsibilities.

Required Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.  Schedule is Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 73

 

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV on the Boston University Human Resources Job Opportunities website http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Instructional Technology Librarian identifies and applies instructional technologies to the provision of online library services by developing and implementing learning objects, tutorials, and digital tools to be used in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended learning environment. The librarian engages with library staff, Learning Commons' partners, faculty, and students across the institution to advance the development of information literacy and technical fluency in support of teaching and learning. The librarian serves as library liaison to the School of Education and participates in associated university initiatives in support of faculty development. As a library liaison the librarian interacts with faculty and students in assigned subject areas providing library instruction, research consultations and reference services; contributes to the development of library collections; and promotes the use of subject-specific information resources utilizing current technologies.

This is a Faculty union position.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

1. Development of instructional materials:

  • Develops and implements learning objects, tutorials and learning modules for access through he library's website or within the learning management system.
  • Develops appropriate measurable learning outcomes for all digital learning objects to foster student information literacy and development of research skills.
  • Participates in assessment of the impact and functionality of instructional technologies and methods of instruction delivery.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to technologically enhance their instruction, and serves as a resource to assist them with the creation of online learning materials. Advises them on the selection and use of appropriate instructional technology tools and software for library instruction.
  • Collaborates with Instructional Design, Center for Student Academic Services, School of Continuing Studies, and Media Services, to maintain awareness and support of teaching and learning.

2. Emerging instructional technologies:

  • Provides leadership in assessing needs, identifying and implementing solutions, and providing support and training for emerging technologies based on users' needs and preferences.
  • Routinely monitors new and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in instructional technologies related to academic librarianship, teaching and learning and identifies possible uses in library services.
  • Supports multimedia technology use for faculty, student s and staff.

3. Library Liaison:

  • Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Assesses user needs; contributes to the design and implementation of user studies.
  • Analyzes trends in research and teaching in assigned areas; uses information to respond to user needs.
  • Delivers effective instructional sessions and provides alternative learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assesses student learning in instruction sessions; uses results to improve instruction.
  • Provides assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Extends services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Responds to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat or text services.
  • Identifies materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services.

Additional Functions:

  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the Dean.
  • Serves on library, Learning Commons, and University committees.
  • Collaborates with RWU Law Library and HELIN Consortium partners on strategic joint programs and staff development initiatives.
  • Participates in professional development activities related to the position.
  • Perform other job related activities/duties.

 

Requirements:

Master's degree in Library and/or Information  Science from an ALA-accredited program. A minimum of two years' experience with instructional technologies in libraries. A minimum of two years' of library instruction experience. Demonstrated ability to seek out, learn, and apply new technologies to library research and instruction.

Strong commitment to responsive and innovative user services. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Ability to balance varied responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in learning theory, pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a range of Web 2.0 technologies. Familiarity with learning  management systems. Experience creating or developing assessment methods for measuring student learning or teaching effectiveness. Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia technologies.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references.

Visit http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=BC7BA8841D99BC5DCE333288040F676D?JOBID=47641 to apply.

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Staff Librarian, Adult Services, Seekonk Public Library, Seekonk MA

Department: Seekonk Public Library, Town of Seekonk

Job Title: Staff Librarian, Adult Services

Duties/Description:  Staff Librarians provide professional services and other forms of assistance directly to library users. Duties include professional services in the areas of reference, collection development, programming, instruction, technology support, and other tasks needed to provide core library services for adults and young adults.

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and a successful completion of a professionally supervised public library internship or an equivalent combination of at least one year of training or experience in a public library providing public service.

Other Skills and Abilities Required: Staff Librarians must have a strong commitment to public service, an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, work independently with minimal supervision, and possess an ability to assess and take appropriate actions. Candidates must have a broad and demonstrable knowledge of current and emergent technology including mobile devices, and possess a working knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix. Experience with web content management with WordPress is preferable.

Salary: The starting rate is. This is a full time, non-exempt position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Town 

Closing date:   Friday, April 18 at 12:00 (Noon)

Send: Please submit a resume with a letter stating your qualifications to Peter Fuller, c/o Office of Town Administrator, Town Hall, 100 Peck Street, Seekonk, MA 02771. No emails please.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Due to a retirement, we have an opening for a progressive, community-oriented librarian. We have expanded our branch hours and are focusing on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Elementary, After School, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents.

The Branch Supervisor is responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public service, programming, facility management, and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. A minimum of three years of progressive professional library experience. Youth Services experience is desirable.

 

Salary:

 

$47,587.46

 

Closing Date:

 

4/14/14 11:59 PM

 

Further Information:

 

Applications must be submitted on the City of Springfield website: http://bit.ly/ObK9fC

Be sure to upload a cover letter.

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Library Director, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

General statement of duties: The director will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a 21st century student-centered academic library. Will have experience with library management, including strategic planning and assessment; develop and manage a variety of digital library initiatives, and lead the university in our efforts to understand how new technologies are impacting academic libraries and student learning while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Assess effectiveness of new programs, current services and provide a vision for change where necessary. Will market programs and services to the campus community and have knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and a record of documented success in developing and/or implementing new methods of delivering instruction. Develop and implement policies and programs that support the university's academic mission, including in key areas of information literacy and participates in and contributes to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.

 

A minimum of seven years progressive experience in an academic library, with administrative experience including supervisory responsibilities with a Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Please note: Employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a CORI and completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please visit our job site for a detailed job description and to apply at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu.  Priority review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled. 

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Temporary Archives Specialist, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Archives Specialist for one of our academic library clients. The full-time schedule for this assignment will be Monday through Friday, mostly 9am-5pm, though some evening and weekend hours are possible. The client will also consider part-time applicants for this position. The placement will begin as soon as possible and continue until December 2014.

 

Primary Functions:
Establish intellectual and physical control over archival records and manuscripts of enduring historical and research value by surveying, accessioning, arranging, and describing the holdings of the College Archives.  Provide reference and research services; participate in outreach activities and exhibit preparation.

 

Duties:

  • Reference and Outreach Services (50%): Provide reference and research support to faculty, students, and visitors using other print and electronic research resources, and drawing on strong knowledge of US history and the College Archives materials. Answer mail, email, and telephone questions from college offices and other researchers. Perform research, prepare historical summaries, and assemble historical background information for members of the college community. Provide access to college records and other holdings in accordance with local policies, legal requirements, and donor obligations. Present information about the College Archives' program, its holdings, and their uses to classes and groups. Research, design, and mount exhibits.

 

  • Acquisitions (30%): Survey and accession additions and potential additions to the archives, including confidential administrative files, organizational records, student papers and memorabilia, and faculty papers. Identify material with permanent historical value, note potential restrictions, and apply appropriate criteria for appraisal. Negotiate with donors access and use restrictions and the transfer copyright to the college. Maintain serials and periodicals.

 

  • Archives Processing (20%): Using accepted archival standards and practices, determine the most useful and appropriate organization for collections; identify and discard duplicate or marginal items; and perform basic preservation. Train and supervise student workers in the arrangement and filing of non-confidential materials. Write comprehensive yet concise collection descriptions, inventories, and where appropriate, biographical or organization summaries. Update records in the collection management database.

 

  • Oversee daily operations of the Archives when the College Archivist is absent. Perform related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of archival or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge/experience using EAD encoding language.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; working knowledge of MS Office applications; analytical and problem solving skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to lift boxes of up to 40 lbs.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be April 7.

 

 

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

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

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

 

Office of Human Resources

Castleton State College

42 Alumni Drive

Castleton, Vermont 05735

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Library Director, Concord Public Library, Concord NH

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


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


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


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


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

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Legal Research Librarian, Boston MA

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

To apply:

 

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University, Providence RI

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

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

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

Desired:

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

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

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Closing Date: April 18, 2014

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

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

 

 

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

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 


Additional Information:

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

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

Department:  Library Services/Information Service

Minimum Salary: $55,330

EEO Status:  34     Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

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

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


Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

Experience working with health informatics program

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

Experience creating and developing content for library web pages

Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system

Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian      

Division: Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Nursing and Health Librarian       

Department:  Library Services/Information Services

EEO Status: 34      Job Code: 243    

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

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


Application Instructions:

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

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

 

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

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

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Experience:

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian         

Department:  Library Services/Technical 

EEO Status: 34      Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

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

 

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


Application Instructions:

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

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

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Library Director, Rockingham Free Public Library, Bellows Falls VT

Job Title:            Library Director

Supervisor:        RFPL Board of Trustees

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

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

Job Summary:  The library director is responsible for:

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

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

  

Training and Experience

REQUIRED:      

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

or

Vermont Certification of Public Librarianship

 DESIRABLE:

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

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

Rockingham Free Public Library                                                                                                        

Attention:  Director Search Committee                                                                                                     

65 Westminster Street                                                                                                                      

Bellows Falls, VT 05101                                                                                                                             

   or                                                                                                                                                                    

e-mail to RFPLDirectorSearch@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Library Fellow for Digital Archives, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Technology Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont MA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Director, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester MA

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

 

 

Personnel Dept.

Gloucester City Hall

9 Dale Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 281 -9742

Fax: (978) 282-3055

Email: dprophet@gloucester-ma.gov

 

 

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Librarian (Supervisor), Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831 

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

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

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

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

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

Funding Source: State

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

Website: www.hcc.edu

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Director of the Library, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

Date:                                     March 21, 2014

Title of Position:              Director of Library 

Salary:                  $70s with benefits

Effective:                            June 2014


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

 

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

 

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

                                                                                                                                               

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

 

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

 

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

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Children's Library Aide, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Martha's Vineyard MA

The Town of Oak Bluffs is accepting applications for a part time library aide to work in the children's library, 3-19 hours per week; hours may include evenings and weekends. Duties include general circulation of library materials, assisting the public with locating materials and use of public computers. Excellent customer service, self-motivated and enjoys working with children a must. Working knowledge of libraries is preferred but not required.

Applications are available from the personnel office at the Oak Bluffs Town Hall; oakbluffsma.gov or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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

Historic New England

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

Classification: Temporary/Full time for eighteen months

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

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

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

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

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Collection Development Librarian, Keene State College, Keene NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Public Library Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline MA

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

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


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


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

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School Librarian, West Roxbury Education Complex, Boston MA

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

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

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

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

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

Terms: BTU, Group I

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

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

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

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School Librarian, English High School, Boston MA

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

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

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

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

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

Terms: BTU, Group I

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

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

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

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School Librarian, Dorchester Academy, Dorchester MA

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

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications--Required:

  1. Education:  Hold a Masters degree.

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

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

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

Terms: BTU, Group I

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Salary:  $20.34 per hour. No benefits.

 

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


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

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Access Services Librarian, Clark University, Worcester MA

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

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Head of Public Services, Clark University, Worcester MA

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

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STEM Library Director, Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA

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

 

 

Is this you?

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

Department:    Library                                                    

Date: March 10, 2014

 

Position Title:                 DIRECTOR                                        

Band: Exempt

 

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

           

Immediate Supervisor:            Provost

 

 

Overview:

 

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

 

Duties:

Job summary:

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

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

•           Collaborate with Olin's faculty, staff and students to assess, create, oversee and leverage innovative collections. Maintain vendor relationships, participate in consortia for resource sharing and develop/utilize new models to obtain resources.

•           Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing, supporting and delivering Olin's engineering education.

•           Take a leadership role in Babson-Olin-Wellesley Libraries partnership initiatives as well as general Three-College Collaboration initiatives. 

•           Prepare and recommend annual budget; monitor budget expenditures; solicit alternative funding sources; assist with grant preparation and writing.

•           Deliver information services through reference, bibliographic instruction, searching of electronic resources, and through the creation of research and collection guides.

•           Manage data archival initiatives, repositories and long-term digital storage, software solution development and cloud computing

•           Recruit, hire, manage, train, and evaluate staff; promote staff development activities.

•           Lead and actively participate in professional organizations that directly impact the library's evolution and the professional development of the staff.

•           Serve as campus contact for copyright and Intellectual Property queries, raise awareness of copyright issues in classrooms and with materials, facilitate the negotiation of intellectual rights management and obtaining of permissions.

•           Other duties, assigned.

 

Supervises: Library Staff - currently 2 FTE plus student workers

 

Competencies:

 

•           Management of disruptive change

•           Innovation

•           Vision

•           Leadership

•           Scholarly communications

•           Speaking/writing/teaching

•           Open access management

•           Entrepreneurship

•           Budget management

•           Customer service excellence

•           Creativity and fluidity

•           Clear and Timely Communication

•           Teamwork

 

 

            Job Requirements:  

 

•           M.L.S Degree or relevant advanced degree.

•           Five + years of library management experience. 

•           Science and/or engineering subject expertise. Familiarity with resources and research approaches in other areas, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

•           Experience in developing new services.

•           The ability to manage projects and people in an environment of continuous change and improvement.

•           A clear vision of how information services can contribute to a learning community.

•           A proven, strong service orientation.

•           An understanding of trends in informational and educational technology.

•           The ability to oversee, develop and deliver instructional services.

•           Expertise in the application of technology to information utilization and management a plus.  STEM Library Director: Innovator ~ Creator ~ Community Integrator ~ Partnership Architect

 

 To Apply: http://www.olin.edu/join-community/staff/

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline MA

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts.  We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

 

The College features small classes and is seeking faculty and staff members who have a proven commitment to higher education. Newbury's campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston's educational, cultural and social attractions.

 

Newbury College strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our community. We are committed to the development of our faculty and staff and acknowledge that you are critical to our students' success and the delivery of our mission.

 

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a Director of Library Services who can lead the library in a new age of redesigned library form and function, advancing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, physical space and the multiplicity of educational needs of faculty and students.  The Library is positioned to be a hub of intellectual exchange, dedicated to supporting the academic vitality of the college community.

 

Responsibitlies:  Develops and implements the strategic goals of the library.  Manages operations and establishes policies, procedures, goals and objectives for library staff.  Maintains a high level of professionalism in the delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.  Works with administration and faculty to ensure that library resources are meeting the needs of our community; measures service quality and makes improvements.  Maintains and monitors copyright issues and licensing of online resources. Establishes a work environment that fosters teamwork and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Newbury experience for our students.

 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library.   Must be committed to providing leadership and vision for the operation of the library. 

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of application and curriculum vita to Human Resources via email at adowning@newbury.edu.  Newbury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist (Grant-Funded), Amherst College Library, Amherst MA

Full Time, Grant-Funded Position

Amherst College Library is seeking applications for an experienced, innovative professional to fill the position of Processing Archivist for the Samuel French Collection in the department of Archives & Special Collections. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The project dates are June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016.

The Amherst College Archives & Special Collections, housed within the Frost Library, was awarded a Hidden Collections grant by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund a full-time professional archivist to spend two years processing the corporate archives of Samuel French, Inc. Samuel French was established in New York City in 1854 and rapidly became one of the most important theatrical publishers in England and the United States. Beginning in 1964, company president M. Abbott Van Nostrand (Class of 1934) began donating business records, manuscript music and plays, published materials, photographs, and ephemera to the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College. Regular donations followed over the next fifty years. In the fall of 2013 an additional 200 cartons were added to the collection. Only a tiny fraction of the collection was ever described and the holdings now stand at nearly 600 cartons of unprocessed materials.

The Samuel French Processing Archivist will be charged with conducting an initial survey of the entire collection, and developing a processing plan in consultation with the College Archivist and the Head of the Archives & Special Collections. The Processing Archivist will have additional support from the staff of the Archives and undergraduate student workers. The primary deliverable of the project is an EAD finding aid for the entire collection, coupled with vastly improved physical control and appropriate physical housing of the materials.

In addition to basic archival processing, the Samuel French Processing Archivist is charged with raising public awareness of the collection, including, but not limited to, working with faculty and students in relevant academic departments, creating physical and online exhibitions, presentations at professional conferences, and regular contributions to the Archives blog (http://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/). The grant includes funding ($1,500/year) for travel to professional conferences in support of this requirement.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:

• A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience.
• A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
• One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of either exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post.
• The names, professional titles, and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references, who will not be contacted until the search committee has informed the candidate of doing so.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies required; minimum of two years experience working in an archives or library preferred; processing experience preferred; experience with multi-format collections, including audiovisual and photographic materials preferred. Knowledge of Anglo-American theatre history, nineteenth and twentieth century publishing history, history of popular culture, or other relevant subject expertise. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival description and practice, including DACS, EAD, and appropriate thesauri. Experience with Archivists Toolkit strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply: https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/651

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Children's Librarian, Abington Public Library, Abington MA

The Abington Public Library seeks a Children's Librarian who enjoys the challenge and excitement of working with children from babyhood through adolescence.  The Children's Librarian must be equally comfortable working with parents and caregivers.   The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic professional, with an outstanding knowledge of children's and teen books, authors and reading genres, who will meet the needs of library  users.  The Board of Library Trustees, residents of Abington and library administration have long recognized the importance of library services for children and youth.   
 
Areas of responsibility:  Supervise the Children's Room and the Nero Young Adult Room, maintaining a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.   Select and catalog children's and young adult print, non-print and electronic materials using professionally recognized reviewing media.  Provide  reference services for children and parents.   Create and present programs for youth from birth to seventeen. Develop and present library instruction for public school class visits and youth groups.  Create content for the library website and social networking presence  in accordance with library policies. With  the Library Director, administer the children's budget for materials and programming. Provide circulation and adult reference services as required.
 
Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library  science, children's literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a M.Ed. degree program for school library media desirable.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work is essential.  Experience working with children in either a public library or an elementary school situation  required.  Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and email is necessary.    Working knowledge of the use of computers for library functions; knowledge of SIRSI/DYNIX Symphony preferred.  Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technology used by adolescents and children.   Excellent and demonstrable written, verbal and customer service skills are essential.  Ability to frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, reach above the head and lift up to 30 pounds; strength is needed to push loaded book trucks and arrange furniture in the meeting rooms.
 
Hours and Benefits:  This is a full time (35 hours per week) position under the Abington Library Staff Association bargaining agreement.    Schedule includes one evening per week and  rotating Saturdays.  Salary range $18.85 - $23.99 per hour in four steps.   
 
Closing Date:  Friday March 28, 2014


Submit:  Resume, cover letter, list of 3 references and Town of Abington employment application which may be found on the Town of Abington website at : www.abingtonma.gov - scroll to the "Quick Links" at the bottom of the page for the application to:

Deborah Grimmett, Director
Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

OR 

ablib@ocln.org 

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy, vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and 1 PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 161,757; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required. Must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to:presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.usPalmer (MA) Public Library web site:www.palmer.lib.ma.us.

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Project Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Temporary project (approx. 975 hrs. total, full or part time) to rework the organization, arrangement, & description of processed & unprocessed records of the First Parish Church, Concord, MA. Create an electronic finding aid in MS Word. Prepare folders & boxes for materials. Requires equiv. to MLS w/archival concentration & 3+ years processing experience in an historical archive & some experience with processing large collections of institutional records. $23.50/hr


Application Deadline: 4/11/2014 @ Noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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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.

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Elementary Library Teacher, Broadmeadow Elementary School, Needham MA

Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching

Date Posted:
2/19/2014

Location:
Broadmeadow Elementary

Elementary Library Teacher (1.0)

Teacher Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with classroom teachers to integrate student learning standards that meet immediate classroom curriculum standards
• Prepares and provides instruction for information, literacy and technology skill development that integrates with classroom curriculum learning
• Provides ongoing analysis and evaluation of students' abilities to apply and transfer skills that are taught in the classroom and in the library media center
• Provides social/emotional growth opportunities through the library media program
• Provides individual reading guidance, book talks and storytelling sessions
Information Provider / Instructional Consultant:
• Assists teachers in the use of library media and technology resources
• Supports teachers by purchasing and providing library media resources that enhance the classroom curriculum
• Provides access to all forms of media and technology
• Provides information and or instruction on the use and potential application of emerging technologies and related materials
• Acts as an information link within the school community incorporating a broad knowledge of curriculum across grade levels and content areas
• Collaborates with district staff on instructional, budgetary and technical issues
Program Manager:
• Determines student and staff needs and sets priorities for learning standards
• Develops policies, procedures and programs
• Determines priorities for purchasing and allocates budget appropriately
• Organizes and maintains the print and electronic collection, the audio visual hardware and the library media center facility
• Directs and co-plans with library assistant
• Establishes and maintains ongoing communications with students, staff and parent volunteers
Collection Developer and Manager:
• Builds and expands the library media collection to meet the needs of the school curriculum and all users
• Re-evaluates the collection continually, including performing necessary weeding
Technology Manager:
• Uses appropriate technology and promotes the use of technology in the instructional program
• Collaborates with district staff on school based technology needs.

Qualifications:

• MLS, Library and Information Science
• Classroom Teaching preferred
• Technology applications and ability to use web tools
• DESE license as a library teacher


Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network. Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.

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Library Director, Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum, Easthampton MA

The Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum of Easthampton, MA is seeking a creative and energetic leader with excellent interpersonal skills to serve as Director.   Under the direction of the Public Library Association of Easthampton (PLAE) responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing Library Operations, personnel, collections, services and financial matters to include developing and managing budget, grants and fund raising.

 

Accredited MLS plus three of more years of professional experience preferred with at least one year in supervisory position.

Knowledge of library technology, self-motivated with strong organizational, financial management and communication skills; ability to develop positive community relationships.

 

Competitive Salary + Benefits

 

Closing Date is 4-18-14

 

Resumes and three professional references should be sent to:

Search Committee - Public Library Association of Easthampton

P.O. Box 975

Easthampton, MA  01027

Email:  search.PLAE@gmail.com

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Collections Services Manager, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

The Special Collections group in Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School is looking for an innovative and collaborative Archivist who embraces change and is committed to providing excellent customer services to lead the planning, development, and management of collections services for the historical collections.

 

Charged with ensuring the accessibility of a wide range of materials and formats -- archives and manuscripts collections, multimedia, rare books and serials -- through acquisition, processing, and cataloging, you will also be expected to create an integrated operation for these tasks, in collaboration with collection managers and consulting with the Director, Special Collections.

 

You'll also be expected to provide analysis and expertise to ensure that Special Collections effectively utilizes leading practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools used to provide intellectual access.  

 

We also need someone who will be a leader in both the Harvard and national archival communities in the areas of discovery platforms, collection delivery tools, integrated library systems and other systems for management, access and discovery of special collections materials. 

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting in strategic planning and budget development and management and actively contributing to KLS-wide priorities and strategic projects as appropriate.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

 

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area and 5+ years' professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied types, preferably in an academic or research library, including at least 2 years of successful supervisory experience.  Strong organizational skills, budget management experience, and outstanding communication skills are essential.  Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience as the lead processor on large-scale processing projects, managing multiple processors; setting and meeting goals; and developing metrics to measure progress throughout the project. Strong knowledge of and experience with archival and cataloguing standards for multiple formats including archival materials, print, photographs, and other visual materials (DACS, RDA, EAD,  MARC21, TGM, AAT, etc.) Demonstrated experience with integrated library management systems. Awareness of emerging trends and technologies including EAC-CPF, linked data, etc. Demonstrated ability to initiate new collections services and play a leadership role within a team-based approach to collections services. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscript and rare book collections. Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills. Ability to influence without authority. Strong subject knowledge of American social and cultural history desirable.

 

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.  They are:

 

--Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others

--Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community

--Accountability for personal behavior

 

 

To apply for this position, go to:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341 and search for Req #31412BR. 

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Adult and Information Services Librarian, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood MA

Position: The Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, MA is seeking an Adult and Information Services Librarian. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Adult and Information Services Department Head and Library Director.

Description:The Adult and Information Services Librarian performs responsible professional work in assisting the department head in planning and executing programs for adults and all related reference and adult services work of the department.The department offers cultural, educational and recreational programming for adults at the library, AND information services (Reference and Information Desk) functions, including interlibrary loans, local newspaper indexing, local history files and materials.

This librarian assists in the collection development of the reference and standing order collections and assists in
evaluating and purchasing audio-visual materials for adults in various formats; assists the department head in creating
public relations materials, marketing library services for adults and conducting book discussion groups; prepares
reports for library administration, regularly attends regional and statewide planning workshops and conferences;
maintains current knowledge in the field and assists in developing and implementing policies and regulations.

Norwood, MA (pop. 28,000+) is accessible on public transit (MBTA commuter rail and bus lines). The library has an
annual operating budget of $1.5M, over 50 full and part-time employees and eight departments, including Literacy and
Outreach.

Qualifications: Candidate should possess a Master's in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited school and at least two years of experience in library operations; experience in information and adult services is highly desired. Candidate should demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of library principles and procedures; full knowledge of related materials, complete familiarity with automated library systems and related applications; knowledge of reference literature and databases, and reasonable knowledge of standard office procedures and applications and all library equipment. Candidate should possess the ability to communicate effectively; the ability to deal with all
members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other librarians; the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with
interruptions; and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
The candidate must demonstrate excellent public relations skills and flexibility in order to adapt to constantly
changing technology. Lastly, the candidate should possess a high interest in reading and assisting the public with
excellent customer service skills.

Salary: $52,505 - $60,855 annual salary in six steps

Process: Interested and qualified candidates should submit three documents: a letter of interest, resume and Town of Norwood employment application by mail or email to: Charlotte Canelli, Director, Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062. Email is preferred. Email all three documents to: ccanelli@norwoodma.gov.

Complete applications must be received by March 24, 2014. Application documents will be reviewed as they are received. Note that some initial phone and in person interviews may be scheduled prior to March 24.

The job description and the Town of Norwood employment application may be downloaded from the Town of Norwood website (www.norwoodma.gov) or the library's website (norwoodlibrary.org/library-information/jobs-the-library/).

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Column Writers, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

We are seeking writers for volume 18, issues 3 and 4 of the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet (JCHI)'s Health Sitings column.

The column showcases reviews of reliable, accurate and quality health information websites produced either in the US or internationally. For examples of previously published articles, please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wchi20/15/4 and scroll down to the *Health Sitings *or *Global Health Sitings *section.



To view the aims and scope of *JCHI*, please visit http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wchi20#.UZZm-3rXPMw.



If you're interested in writing for this column, please contact me at saori.w.yoshioka@gmail.com. In the subject line, please enter "*JCHI Health Sitings*".

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Project Manager, Martin Luther King Jr Charter School of Excellence, Springfield MA

Library Spring/Summer Project
To utilize the library books MLKCSE owns, and as it acquires more books through donations and purchases to support instruction and better achieve our mission of academic excellence for all students, MLKCSE needs a system to catalogue, manage and inventory its collection. Our library media center can become a valuable resource that supports student growth, specifically in the areas of literacy, information literacy, and technological skills and helps us achieve our mission.


Mission Statement
"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School of Excellence prepares kindergarten through 5th grade students of Springfield for academic success and engaged citizenship through insistence on rigorous, challenging work. The school incorporates Dr. King's commitment to the highest standards in scholarship, civic participation and the ideal of the beloved community. mlkcs.org


Background
Currently, MLKCSE owns approximately 3,000 books and does not own a software program to catalogue, manage and inventory its collection. MLKCSE currently does not have a certified library media specialist on staff. MLKCSE went through an evaluation process and plans to purchase the Atriuum Express library management software from Book Systems. We desire to hire for the summer a graduate student who is close to completing their library science degree to manage and implement the project of setting up the catalog and addressing the backlog.
The graduate student will receive training on the Atriuum software and receive the assistance of a part-time staff person.


Job Specifications
The project manager is a paid, temporary, full-time or part-time, spring or summer position. In addition to the online catalog implementation, we are looking for someone to help establish workflows for cataloguing, to help us assess the collection, and to provide other assistance in helping us organize the library for the fall. The work will be done onsite at the MLKSCE in Springfield, MA.

Requirements:

Enrolled in Simmons GSLIS or recent graduate
Familiarity with school libraries
Completion of LIS415, Information Organization

Project Dates, Schedule and Salary:
Starting: Spring or Summer (Spring preferred but no later than June 16)
Ending: August 15 or until project completed, if sooner.
Schedule and Hours - Monday through Friday except holidays - full-time - 7:30 to 4 or if working lunch 8 to 4 or part-time hours - a minimum of 20 hours per week anytime between 7:30 and 4
Salary: $15/hour

Application Deadline: April 4, 2014

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to:

Matthew Atwood, Academic Coordinator
aatwood@mlkcs.org

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Education Technology/Library Specialist, North Elementary School and Middle School, Londonberry NH

Job Description


Purpose:
Create a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social and intellectual development of students.


Reports To:
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


Qualifications:
1.Valid certificate as Education Technology Integrator or Library Media Specialist
2.Master's degree in Educational Technology, Library and Information Science, or equivalent
3.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.


Essential Functions:
As part of the Library Media Program, this position involves working with teachers and students to use information resources, digital tools and technology to facilitate learning, creativity and innovation with emphasis on literacy and inquiry-based learning. Responsibilities will include evaluation, selection and management of resources, design of learning experiences, instruction in the effective and ethical use of instructional technologies, and collaboration with the middle school learning community to facilitate use of digital resources and technologies.


Roles and Responsibilities:
Facilitator of Student Learning: As an instructional partner, the Education Technology Specialist works with teachers and other educators to make connections between student information needs, curriculum, learning outcomes and information/technology resources.

  • Collaborates with teachers in the development of authentic tasks and assessment to ensure integration of information, communication and technology skills.
  •  Provides instruction to students on digital citizenship, ethical use of information and the use of information and technology resources in an inquiry-based environment.
  •  Supports the Common Core Standards and building and district wide instructional goals.

Educational Technology Development and Integration: As an information and technology specialist, provides leadership and expertise in the development of emerging and existing technologies.

  •  Promotes the use of emerging tools and technology, integration of digital tools and technologies to support the curriculum
  •  Integrates the use of information resources, tools and technologies for effective and creative teaching & learning.
  •  Supports use of technology and digital tools for learning, emphasizing collaboration and communication of knowledge.
  •  Supports the development of multiple literacies.

Program Administration: As program administrator, the education technology specialist works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define and implement policies and procedures to support the Library Media Program and guide all activities related to it.

  •  Works with library media specialists, teaching staff and administrators to develop library policy & practices that support student learning.
  •  Prepares and administers budget according to program goals and establishes procedures for selection, purchasing and maintenance of resources.
  •  Ensures equitable access to resources, digital tools, and technology for learning at point of need.
  •  Includes supervision of personnel, facilities and resources.

Professional Member of the Learning Community
As a professional member of the learning community, the education technology specialist demonstrates a commitment to personal professional growth and professional growth of others.

  •  Maintains active membership in professional organizations.
  •  Remains current in professional practices applicable to information technologies and educational research applicable to library media programs.
  •  Provides and plans for professional development opportunities for building staff.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  •  -Prolonged standing and sitting
  •  -Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials
  •  -Occasional stooping, bending and reaching

Terms of Employment:
187 days per year. Refer to the contract between the Londonderry School Board and the LEA for additional information.

Visit http://www.londonderry.org/hr/ to apply. 

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord MA

Seeking FT progressive, service-oriented leader to perform supervisory & professional library work at the Fowler Branch Library, incl. collection development, borrower services, outreach & programming. Requires equiv. to MLS & 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary Range $53K - $81K

Application Deadline: 3/20/2014 @ noon

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026.

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Part time evening Reference and Instructional Librarian, Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, Phillips Academy, Andover MA

The Oliver Wendell Holmes Library at Phillips Academy  seeks a personable, energetic, creative and self-directed individual to provide excellent individual research consultation services to highly motivated high school students.  The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution by the time of appointment, effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community, knowledge of a wide variety of print and electronic resources along with a commitment to continuous learning and a particular facility for working with teenagers.   Reporting to the Library Director, the position is half time during the 4 academic terms, with a weekly schedule including three evenings. Competitive salary and benefits.  Full background check required.  E.O.E.  Submit resume and cover letter by March 22nd, 2014 to hr@andover.edu  

 

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Technical Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Responsible for routine to complex professional, technical and administrative work in providing library support services to patrons of the Norwell Public Library; principal responsibility is to classify and catalogue all materials purchased by or received by the library; related work as required.

 

Job Duties:

Classifies all library materials, assuring logical and convenient access for library users.

 

Prioritizes processing of bestsellers and high demand titles and completes all others in a timely manner. 

 

Oversees all aspects of the preparation of materials for circulation.

 

Places orders for nonprint materials.

 

Reviews and submits bestseller standing orders as they become available.

 

Confirms that Autobib downloads are submitted to Central Site.

 

Runs reports to oversee collection maintenance and weeding projects.

 

Conducts special projects to help upgrade library functionality.

 

Assists pubic with questions about e-books and downloading procedures.

 

 Attends quarterly OCLN Bibliographic Services Committee meetings.

 

Participates in appropriate and relevant workshops and training sessions.

 

Prepares monthly reports for the director.

 

Special working conditions: Work is typically office-type, but includes considerable walking, standing and carrying moderately heavy items, such as books.  Environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of libraries.  Work includes evening and weekend hours. 40 hour work week.

 

Minimum qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Working knowledge of library classification systems.  Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to work with frequent interruptions.  Familiarity with computer systems and operations.

Educational Requirements: Masters of Science Degree in Library Science preferred, including courses in cataloging and reference plus a minimum of two years of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Deadline: March 24, 2014   Interviews: March 25-26           

Pay Range: - $44,630.36- $55,734.96 in six steps.

Date of hire: 4/14/14

Contact: Barbara Childs, Human Resources, Town of Norwell, 345 Main St., Norwell MA 02061

bchilds@townofnorwell.net

 

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Senior Manager of Development, City Year, Boston MA

Position Overview:
City Year is seeking a dynamic, creative, and detail-oriented Senior Manager of Development. As part of the Development Operations Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager will initiate and support a range of activities for City Year's Site and Headquarters-based development staff, including general database administrative support, serving as point person for reporting and data management needs, distribution of the City Year 'event kits' and related technology components, and coordination of pledge reminders and gift submissions.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development Operations and working closely with the Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager is also responsible for improving the use of donor information and prospect research for engagement, cultivation, and solicitation purposes.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead business intelligence activities, including reporting and dashboard support to Development Professional and Senior Management.
  • Work closely with the Development Data Analyst and Center for Excellence team to implement a data-quality and cleansing strategy for our CRM (a Salesforce platform) and provide other general database administration support.
  • Act as customer service point for day-to-day CRM reporting needs, troubleshooting and technical questions.
  • Optimize use of database and stay current on technological trends that impact City Year's operation.
  • Manage assignment, distribution and logistics of the Events Kit and related technologies and devices.
  • Support development of the CRM's Events Module.
  • Lead Headquarters development team to ensure updated CRM records, pledge notices and gift transmittals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development Operations.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 3 or more years of project management experience in a development, communications, or account management role.
  • Excellent database skills, with Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and think critically.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to engage a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills.
  • Strong base knowledge of fundraising including foundation and corporate relations, individual giving programs, and special events.
  • Commitment to helping a highly successful organization in implementing systems and structures to support significant growth.
  • Strategic, analytical approach combined with a strong work ethic, interpersonal professionalism and charisma.
  • Deep understanding of City Year's mission and the national service movement is helpful.


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Tony Panciera, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development, at cyjobs@cityyear.org, with "Senior Manager of Development" in the subject line.

For more info: http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Jobs/_HQ/Senior_Manager_of_Development.aspx

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Teacher-in-Residence Program, Museum of Science, Boston MA

School Librarians: Want to spend your summer at the Museum of Science, Boston?

The Teacher-in-Residence program is a unique professional development model in which teachers spend five weeks immersed in an authentic museum project. During the program, teachers collaborate on a relevant museum project, participate in a weekly seminar, and work on an independent investigation of their choice.

 

This summer, the museum is seeking a school librarian interested in developing resources to improve the usability of the Museum's borrowing library for teachers. This professional will use their experience in upper elementary and/or middle school library settings to help staff members assess how the library collection is used, and develop resources to assist teachers in locating materials within the collection. In addition, this teacher will work with staff to develop and co-facilitate one to two teacher working groups during the 2014 - 15 school year to further advise the Museum on topics related to the library collection.

 

This program will run Monday, July 7 - Thursday, August 7, 2014. Participants will receive a $3,000 stipend and Professional Development Points upon completion of program requirements. This position will be filled by a competitive application which will end on April 7, 2014. For more details, and to apply, please visit:http://www.mos.org/teacher-in-residence

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Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails), WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston MA

Position Title: Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails)

Position Type: Project Contract 12/02/13 to 12/31/14+

Company: WGBH Educational Foundation

Department: Media Library & Archives

Department Overview:
WGBH produces the best and most well-known television, radio and online programs for public media. The WGBH Media Library and Archives preserves and helps re-purpose WGBH creations into the future. The MLA establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH's physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

Position Overview:
The WGBH Media Library and Archives system will be based on the Hydra Project technology stack, which includes Ruby on Rails, Blacklight, Apache Solr, and the Fedora Commons repository. Working closely with the Media Library and Archive's Director, Project Manager, Developer and Systems Analyst, as well as a WGBH Interactive Designer, the web developer will continue to develop the Open Vault website: http://openvault.wgbh.org and ongoing work to improve the digital asset management system.

Ideal candidates should be:
• comfortable working in teams of 2 to 6
• able to communicate clearly and respectfully to all team members, both technical and non-technical
• willing to explore new technologies

Duties will depend on individual strengths, but may include any of:
• general Rails development
• streaming video integration and presentation
• organizing and writing documentation
• usage stats and analytics
• DevOps and deployment
• performance stats, analysis and optimization

Bonus skills specific to our projects include experience or familiarity with:
*Solr search indexes
*Fedora commons repository
*XML, XSL, and manipulating XML with Nokogiri ruby gem
*SPARQL
*Rails deployment with Capistrano

Skills Required:
To perform the required duties, the Developer must have more than 1 year
of work experience developing web applications. Demonstrated interest in
library or moving images archive issues preferred.



Required skills for all duties include having working knowledge of:
• Ruby >= 1.9.3
• Rails >= 3.2.0, common conventions, patterns, and best practices, TDD with Rspec and Capybara (or equivalent)
• Github
• CSS3 + HTML5
• XML basics
• working from command line (OS X or Linux)

Other skills that will come in handy for other project tasks include having a experience in:
• SCSS
• jQuery
• Twitter Bootstrap
• how REST apis work
• Rails gem patterns
• HTML 5 video players
• ability to write raw SQL 


Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science required.


Compensation:
Compensation for this position will be determined by the skills, background, education and availability of the candidate for the Contract period.

Applying for the Position:
Candidates should apply at www.wgbh.org/careers. Reference Job REQ# P-1075

Further questions can be addressed to Dani Baptista (dani_baptista@wgbh.org). Please put "REQ# P-1075 Associate Developer" in the subject line.

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Preservation and Collection Management Librarian, Yale University, New Haven CT

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian

Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time - 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library's collections.

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

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

4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.

6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience;  knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

Medical Historical Library

The Medical Historical Library is a department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera, manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in 2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the possibility of additional space for preservation activities.  For additional information, see: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and  resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR.  

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications, McQuade Library, Merrimack College, North Andover MA

Position Overview:  The McQuade Library seeks candidates for an Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications.  This is a full-time, full-year position and includes evening and/or weekend hours.

 

Responsibilities Overview:

  • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade users
  • Plays a leadership role in implementing, managing, and promoting McQuade's institutional repository
  • Serves as primary liaison to assigned subject areas and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations
  • Assists with the development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections in assigned subject areas
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates information literacy and scholarly communications programs
  • Identifies faculty for collaborative work in introducing and integrating information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework
  • Seeks faculty and student work for inclusion in institutional repository
  • Serves as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of a supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required
  • Library experience providing reference service and teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications and institutional repository platforms
  • Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with faculty
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated experience with online catalogs, internet searching, electronic databases, social networking applications, and Libguides
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices.

 

 

Salary:  Not specified

 

To Apply:   Please apply online at www.merrimack.edu/jobs with cover letter and resume.  

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Records Management, Consultant Job, Travelers, Hartford CT

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Summary
Under the direction of the Director of Records Management, collaborates with other Records
Management Consultants to implement the records management program at the company. Is responsible for enabling all departments and offices to manage the creation, storage,
retrieval, use and disposition of records, through the use of records management systems,
according to records management policies and procedures. Participates in the development and direction of re-examining and re-engineering internal processes and systems to achieve
records management objectives. Writes, trains and directs the implementation of policies and procedures for records management. Provides support to all departments and field offices with the implementation of records management processes and systems. Manages projects to convert all records to the approved program. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Directs major file conversion projects for customers who have acquired records through
acquisition, mergers, etc. 

Manages integration of and/or separation of records to ensure effective process implementation. 

Develops project strategies and staff for proceeding with project. 

Develops, writes and administers training programs for staff and customers to ensure standardization of systems and their effective use. 

Provides consultation services to the field and/or Corporate Headquarters departments in responding to questions, solving problems, and in communicating changes to records management processes and systems. 

Partners with management, systems analysts, programmers, customers and other consultants on best practices in system design and implementation of initiatives that will improve records management processes. 

Justifies and recommends purchase and disposition of equipment and supplies within area of assigned responsibility. 

Assesses vendor performance to assure compliance with service standards in contracts and participates in the vendor selection process and contract negotiations on behalf of company. 

Prepares statistical reports on all phases of records and information program as required. 

Assures legal holds and destruction of records are completed per records retention guidelines. 

If assigned responsibility for Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager data administration, must have strong understanding of relational databases and data integrity issues. 

Understanding of company business systems. Be able to leverage automation to achieve efficiencies with records management software. Ability to convert legacy file tracking systems to current software. 

Responsible for multiple aspects of Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager, including
database design, system configuration, import/export, trouble-shooting, and testing for all
environments.

Education\Work Experience
College degree with emphasis in records management, library science, and/or computer technology degree preferred or a combination of education with equivalent experience. Five or more years of experience in records management or related field. Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills for dealing with a wide variety of customers. 

Requires previous knowledge and experience with personal computers and software applications, including Windows, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint. If assigned responsibility for Opus and/or FileNET Records Manager data administration, must have strong understanding of relational databases. Experience implementing records management controls over email, SharePoint, imaging or document management repositories helpful.

Other
Must have demonstrated strong planning, organizing and group facilitation skills. Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team while, at the same time, be able to take full responsibility for a task with little or no direction. Must have strong management skills. Must be goal oriented. Light to moderate (less than 10%) travel likely.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

Job Category: Corporate Services/Other
Job ID: 811676

Visit http://careers.travelers.com/s/XcQW8u to apply.

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library

Qualifications: 

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to serve our busy community of 38,000 people. The Reference Librarian will be prepared to apply current and progressive methods of information and reference services, will be proficient in automated library systems and online information tools, adept at instructing patrons on how to access and use a broad range of information and reading resources and willing to serve as an active member of the Adult Services team.  The Reference Librarian must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons, able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. ALA accredited MLS and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

 

Duties:

Performs a wide variety of reference services, assists patrons with reference and information requests; assists patrons with public access catalogs and computers, use of online resources, trains users on use of e-readers, tablets and other devices, and makes information referrals. Provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and library information sources and electronic services.  

 

Collection development responsibilities for print and online adult reference collections.  Evaluates and purchases online and print reference materials; responsible for maintenance of collection through inventory, usage assessment, shelf reading, weeding and discarding.

 

Acts as a lead worker in planning, organizing and implementing programs for adults to encourage language and information literacy, lifelong learning and programs that promote reading, viewing and listening, as well as the use of library materials and facilities.  Assists with and plans various adult education programs, job search programs and multicultural events; oversees staff and volunteers involved in programs, writes grant applications to support these programs and develops related promotions.  

 

Contributes to library promotional activities. Creates informational and publicity materials in print and electronic format; including calendars, webpages, social media platform postings, displays, posters, etc. Compiles and organizes statistics. Performs circulation desk duties when necessary; oversees staff and is responsible for building security on a rotating basis.

 

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Professional Technical I position on the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule, with a salary range of $42,734 to $50,960 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Send resume to Director Ellen M. Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by March 21, 2014 will receive primary consideration.

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Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham MA

TITLE:           Reference Librarian, Part-time, Children's Department, Needham Free Public Library

 

POSITION:       NR-2, Step 1, Part-Time, hours currently as follows:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-1pm

Every Saturday, 1pm-5pm  

 

SALARY:                  $20.45 per hour; no benefits

 

DUTIES:       

The Needham Free Public Library is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Part-Time Children's Reference Librarian.  Under the general supervision of the Children's Supervisor, the desired candidate will answer questions about the collection, the library catalog, databases, offer readers advisory services, and answer other patron inquiries.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public.  Familiarity with automated library systems, ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently, and ability to adapt to new technologies as required.  In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers is highly desirable.  Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science or a currently enrolled MLS candidate.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS:

Standing, walking, use of computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, lifting of books and other library materials, assisting public in an open public area subject to temperature variations.

 

APPLICANTS:

Applications will be accepted via email, fax, or traditional mail until Thursday March 13, 2014 at 5pm or until a suitable candidate is found. No phone calls please.

Please send letter of interest and resumé or Town of Needham Employment Application to:

 

            Dana Mastroianni, Assistant Director

            Needham Free Public Library

            1139 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02494

 

            dmastroianni@minlib.net

            Fax: 781-455-7591

 

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Elementary Library Teachers, Sharon School District, Sharon MA

There are two elementary Library Teacher positions available in Sharon.  Both are State-of-the Art libraries with desktops, laptops, iPads and Kindles.  We are looking for dual certifications: Library Teacher and Instructional Technology Teacher.  Library Certification is required.  If you are interested in finding more about the position and how you can apply, please go to School Spring: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=613052

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Digital Scholarship & Visual Resource Librarian, Connecticut College, New London CT

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an innovative and learner-centered Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian who understands the changing environment of instructional technology, digital scholarship, and visual resources in an academic environment.  The successful candidate will lead the development and coordinate the College's digital scholarship program.  S/he will also promote and support the use of visual resources at the College. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating with members of Information Services and other campus support organizations to plan and deliver information services and supporting resources.  The position will be a member of the Instructional Technology Team and will assist in developing an instructional support program for the College.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership in promoting, developing and leading the digital scholarship program in the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center.  This includes serving as an advisor to digital scholarship projects. S/he will develop the College's digital visual resources collections and related services to support students, faculty and staff using traditional and emerging technologies. S/he will serve as a library and IT liaison to the Art History and Art departments and actively participate in research publication and conference presentations. 

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, or comparable education and 3-5 years of experience in a related instructional technology or visual resources library environment is required. Professional training in librarianship, information technology, visual resources management, or a related field involving digital scholarship is also required.  Candidate must also possess substantial academic background in Art, Art History or associated area; knowledge of current visual resources collection practices and digital imaging technologies and web page development, including ARTstor and Shared Shelf; experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship.  Experience with digital images and video is required as is experience with relevant hardware and software, and image database management; working knowledge with graphics and design software such as Adobe Creative Suites. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent writing, teaching, verbal and social/new media communication skills are needed.  Must also have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with students, staff, and faculty; work individually and as a member of a team and interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college.  Outgoing personality with strong leadership, collaboration and project management skills is required. Must be detail oriented, well-organized, ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant.  The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by March 28, 2014.

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to humanresources@conncoll.edu (include your full name and "DigSch" in the subject line of your e-mail). 

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Teen Librarian, Morse Institute Library, Natick MA

Help today's teenagers navigate and connect to information they need their way.  Motivate them; show them how to feel safe, respected, challenged, and empowered.  Teach them to nurture, give back and take care of their own.  Provide them with opportunities to develop 21st century skills.  Demonstrate knowledge of the unique needs of adolescence.   Does this sound like your mission in life?   

 

The Morse Institute Library is looking for a Teen Librarian who is energetic, innovative, technically savvy and team-oriented. As the Teen Librarian you will partner with other library departments in providing materials, services and programming to the teens of Natick. You will also act as the library's liaison to the Natick Middle and High Schools and other community organizations that provide services to the young adults of our community.

 

The Teen Librarian is responsible for oversight of short and long term plans focused on teens, including

but not limited to:

 

  • Promotion: act as spokesperson for this age-group, including but not limited to, media outlets and events, booths and presentations in the community.
  • Partnership: Establish and maintain strong relationships with appropriate community organizations. 

Be involved in community initiatives targeted on teens and teen issues.

  • Digital Branch: blog, create content, and maintain appropriate links on the digital branch

related to teens.

  • Program development: present programs of interest to teens both within the library and out in the community.
  • Collection and service maintenance including making recommendations for collection additions, visual display of collections, shelf reading, upkeep of equipment/games on floor and straightening.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • MLS with a focus in young adult literature and services.
  • Previous customer service experience working in a public library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in selecting and ordering materials for young adults.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programming for teens.
    • Strong reader's advisory and reference experience to library users of all ages.
    • Excellent technology skills including library technology, office software applications, social media, internet publishing, blogging, and gaming.
    • Ability to keep abreast of new technology that is of interest to teens and be able to incorporate this knowledge into programming.
    • Curiosity, respect for others, common sense and the ability to work independently.

 

This is a 37.5 hour a week, benefited position. The position includes at least one weekday evening and rotating weekend hours, including some Sundays.  Included in the Town of Natick's generous benefits package is four weeks annual vacation available after the probation period.  Salary is competitive.

 

How to apply:

All applications will ONLY be accepted through email. 

The email address to send a cover letter, resume and references page is:

 

natickteenlibrarian@gmail.com

 

Address all cover letters to:

Linda Stetson, Director

Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street

Natick, MA 01760

 

Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 by 5pm.

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Generalist Librarian I, Mattapan Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Generalist Librarian I position in the Mattapan Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services.

 

Salary:  $42,000 - $56,638, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Knowledge of popular literature including bibliographic tools and sources
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for the general public

 

Requirements:

  •          Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  •          Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire
  •          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: March 15, 2014

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Assistant Director for Collections Management, Colby College Libraries, Waterville ME

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Director for Collections Management. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads, administers and coordinates the operations of the Collections Management Group including Resource Sharing, Acquisitions, Serials, E-Resources, Cataloging/Metadata, Storage Facility and Stacks Maintenance, and Collection Development. Immediate responsibilities involve day-to-day operational duties combined with establishing group strategic priorities, optimizing departmental workflows and group organization.

 

This position provides leadership and innovation for the department while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations. He/she supervises a staff of 5 FTE.  This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Team which, along with the Director of Libraries, provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads the Libraries' efforts to purchase, describe, and organize the Libraries' main collections.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create the strategic direction, establish priorities and oversee operations of the Collections Management group.
  • Oversee the management of a $2.2 million Libraries' materials budget.
  • Manage all aspects of e-resource acquisitions and access.
  • Administer OCLC functions and shelf-ready processes, including Promptcat Profiles and local and consortial approval plans.
  • Prepare statistical reports on the Libraries' materials budget and work with the Scholarly Resources and Services group on collection assessment projects, as necessary.
  • Analyze procedures and workflow to maximize Libraries' resources and provide efficient access to materials.
  • Assume a leadership role in the CBB Consortium, serve on committees and work collaboratively with our collection partners, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, to build a joint collection.
  • Monitor national trends and advances in resource sharing, technical services, e-resources, and collection management and evaluate the potential application of these initiatives to the Libraries' services.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff to coordinate departmental activities and communicate administrative policy and updates.
  • Identify training needs for the group and recommend or provide training to meet those needs.

 

The Assistant Director for Collections Management participates in general administrative decision making, library management, strategic planning, and priority setting. Librarians are faculty without rank and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library with demonstrated competency in collection management and development.
  • Ability to manage multiple department operations in a changing environment.
  • Experience with an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces).
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of electronic resources management, including licensing, knowledge base management, link resolver technology, vendor records, e-book acquisitions, and patron driven acquisitions.
  • Experience managing a budget in a complex acquisitions setting.
  • Experience using spreadsheets and other data analysis tools.
  • Ability to analyze technical services workflows and implement service improvements in light of local and national library trends; demonstrated experience solving complex technical services problems.
  • Experience with negotiating licensing and pricing for digital collections and services
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging services.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with state, consortial, or regional shared-print initiatives.
  • Experience working with consortial partners.
  • Experience with resource sharing (RAPID, ILLiad).
  • Familiarity with RDA and emerging metadata standards.

 

The Colby College Libraries are "central to scholarship" and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries, a new state of the art storage facility, a staff of 12 professional librarians, 15 support staff, and more than 75 student employees. A significant reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are key partners in building a shared collection and MaineCat, NExpress, and Rapid are used to facilitate resource sharing.

 

The Colby Libraries is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), the Hathi Trust, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative shared print project.

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on collections management and library service
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 31, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Preferred start date: July 1, 2014

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Digital Asset Specialist, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline MA

COMPANY SUMMARY:

 

America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Brookline, Massachusetts, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our two magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, in our growing line of cookbooks and special interest magazines, and on our websites, as well as featured on our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking--teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side comparisons, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment tests to determine which is the best way to roast a chicken, which pans work and which ones don't, which brand of ketchup tastes best, and so on.

 

Our publications contain no advertising. We are a private company with no affiliations with large publishers, cookware manufacturers, or food purveyors, which means that our content is unbiased and objective.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Digital Asset Management Specialist

 

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Digital Asset Management Specialist to join the Production Department. Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Cross Media Publishing are two core and growing areas of this fast paced interdisciplinary department.  The Digital Asset Management Specialist will report to the Manager of Workflow & Digital Asset Management and assist in the day-to-day operations supporting DAM and related initiatives.

 

This position is a key support in maintaining the established areas of DAM and workflow development while at the same time advancing these competencies to other areas of the enterprise.  You will work closely with members of virtually every department understanding needs, building relationships, and educating end users.

 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

  • Assist the Workflow and Asset Manager with daily operation of the Digital Asset Management
  • Stay current on DAM trends, technologies, and standards to become another subject matter expert resource for DAM.
  • Assign/edit/normalize appropriate metadata to assets in the system
  • Establish new metadata standards and values as required
  • Maintain usage rights metadata, including validating accuracy
  • Develop visual workflows, data flows, process and business requirements.
  • Support on-going DAM user interface optimization/enhancements according to best practices & user feedback
  • Assist with documenting processes and procedures
  • Educate, train and promote the use of the DAM and other online information systems

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Self-starting, self-directed team player who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to follow through and meet critical milestones/deadlines
  • High degree of competence in Mac, Linux and PC desktop OSes.
  • Knowledge of, and practical application of, Mac desktop scripting (AppleScript)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Competency with standard business software and technologies such as e-mail, Word, Excel, Access and/or FileMaker.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of technical and non-technical personnel
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and display motivation to complete tasks in a timely manner while working both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible and able to adapt to change on a regular basis

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Familiarity with Mac OS X & Linux servers
  • Comfortable working on remote machines via Terminal / CLI; Remote Desktop
  • Understanding of XML & XSLT as it relates to DAM, CMS, ECM
  • Understanding of Taxonomy development; Controlled Vocabularies; Ontology
  • In-depth knowledge of the Adobe XMP Specification, IPTC, Dublin Core
  • Web application front end development with JavaScript and JSP/JSPX
  • Understanding of Digital Publishing Workflows
  • Understanding of Color Theory
  • Working knowledge of digital color management techniques
  • Working knowledge of RIPs and Proofing Devices
  • ePub3, Mobi/KF8, OpenEFT
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS)
  • Basic understanding of relational database management systems (RDBMS)
  • Likes to bring order to chaos

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Library Science, Information Science, Graphic Arts or business-equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 2+ years experience working with metadata, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies.
  • 2+ years experience with DAM systems (Canto Cumulus a plus)
  • Prior experience with CMS, ECM, MAM, or Document Management systems a plus.

 

Candidates should be able to thoughtfully answer questions like the ones below as part of the application process:

  • Have you worked with a Digital Asset Management System? Where? How long?
  • How much experience do you have creating Metadata Schema?
  • How are DAM and Workflow related and what - if any - are the role(s) of one in the other?

 

CONTACT:

 

America's Test Kitchen is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line in Brookline Village, Massachusetts. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, health insurance coverage (choice of a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or an HMO), Delta Dental, Prudential life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a generous amount of vacation time, and summer hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, salary requirements, and resume via email to:

 

DAM.Specialist@americastestkitchen.com

 

with Digital Asset Specialist 02-2014 in the subject line. 

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Instructional Technologist, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

The New England College of Optometry, a professional graduate school in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood with an enrollment of approximately 475 students, has an immediate opening for a full-time Instructional Technologist, reporting to the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

The Instructional Technologist is flexible, collegial, enthusiastic about education and the integration of technology with instruction, and has a pioneering approach to his/her work. The right candidate is highly self-directed and skilled at long-term planning and project management. The incumbent is also able to work with faculty, staff, and students with varying levels of comfort with technology.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate closely with the IT department.
  • Actively participate on the College's cross-departmental eLearning Group (ELG), and collaborate with ELG members to brainstorm and plan major projects in support of the instructional design needs of the College.
  • Keep current with emerging trends and technologies in instructional design and educational technologies.
  • Create and promote a program for faculty that aims to achieve and maintain minimal educational competencies.
  • Work with faculty to evolve their in-class teaching methods through best practices and student-oriented pedagogy, and to identify and apply technologies to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Provide training for faculty in the application of these technologies for both in-person and blended course offerings, including the College's learning management system (Moodle), collaboration software, Panopto lecture-capture software, multimedia tools, tablet devices, and various other instructional tools.
  • Develop pilot projects to test new technologies as they emerge.  This currently includes a tablet project.
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives by developing and implementing pre- and post-instruction assessment.
  • Inform library staff responsible for information literacy instruction on the most appropriate new/emerging instructional technologies to use in programming; collaborate with librarians to deliver information literacy instruction sessions as necessary.
  • Interact with vendors to coordinate product demonstrations, trials, and pricing.






Qualifications:

 

  • Understanding of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications.
  • Some classroom teaching experience, preferably in a higher-education setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications, best practices, and theory.
  • Demonstrated skills in long-term planning and project management.
  • Passion for presenting, training, and teaching faculty, graduate students, and staff, both with and without technology.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work one-on-one and also to present to or instruct large audiences with varying degrees of technical aptitude.
  • Prior experience in education and/or instructional technology is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master's degree in instructional design/technology, education, or related field.

 

The College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02115
hrdepartment@neco.edu

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Library Director, Dalton Free Public Library, Dalton MA

Effective immediately:  The Board of Trustees of the Dalton Free Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Library Director.  
 
We are looking for an energetic, qualified, and innovative leader. The person hired will be responsible for the direction and over-all daily operation of the library. Work involves overseeing all library programs, services and functions. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparing annual budget with Library Trustees; developing long range plan and goals; promoting community use and support of the library and involving the library in community affairs; hiring and supervising staff; applying for, implementing, and administering grant funds; ability to work with various groups in the community, including the Library Trustees, Friends of the Library, Town government, and local businesses.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree required but MLS would be preferred. At least 3 years of administrative experience in library work. Strong management, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Broad knowledge of current software (C/W MARS, Evergreen) and social networking . Excellent computer and patron service skills.

Salary: $46,155 with benefits


Email letter of application, brief resume, and the names of 3 professional references to: dfplib@gmail.com
 
Or send via USPS to :John Kittredge/Chairman of the Board 

c/o Dalton Town Manager
462 Main St.
Dalton, MA 01226

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School Librarian, Belmonte Middle School, Saugus MA

Job Description
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

TEACHER:
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
promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
teaches information skills to scheduled classes
promotes instructional technology to improve learning
teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

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
establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and 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
other duties as assigned by the principal

Job Requirements
LEADER:
serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
benchmarks the SLP (School Library Program) 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

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

To learn more visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=621742

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Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre MA

Andover Newton Theological School seeks a Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian. This position leads the library's public services and will work with a team of faculty members, administrators, and students toward implementing the vision of a new "Learning Commons" for the School. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Please send (1) a cover letter detailing the connection between the candidate's professional background and the position description below, (2) a resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references, to the attention of:

Sarah B. Drummond, Dean of the Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs

ATTN:  David Ames

Andover Newton Theological School

210 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

dames@ants.edu

 

Position Description

Title:    Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian

 

Relationships: 

  • Works under the Vice President for Academic Affairs to oversee the work of Franklin Trask Library.
  • Partners with Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian.
  • Supervises library staff concerned with public services.
  • Supports student learning through the library.
  • Collaborates with faculty in providing instruction on use of resources to students.
  • Represents Andover Newton Theological School to the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) Library Directors group.
  • Participates in ATLA (American Theological Library Association) on behalf of the School.

 

Scope of Work:          

  • With Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian directs and oversees all library operations to support the mission of the School.
  • Works with the Andover Newton faculty in supporting student learning.

 

Sole Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Reference, Circulation, and Archives functions of the library.
  • Supports external partners, such as church leaders and resident scholars, seeking library resources.
  • Contact for student-related matters and library representative to campus committees for student issues.
  • Instructs students on locating and using resources. Approves theses submitted to the library.
  • Represents library on faculty's Academic Policy Committee.
  • Maintains library personnel records, including student payroll.
  • Coordinates library staff schedule.
  • Oversees weekly accounts payable.
  • Coordinates interlibrary loan, book replacement billing, and library book sales.
  • Manages course book reserves.

 

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Personnel.
  • General oversight of the physical plant.
  • Recommends and implements library policy.
  • Budget preparation and oversight.
  • Materials selection.
  • Ongoing collection evaluation.
  • Library representative to faculty and BTI Library Director meetings.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Five or more years of experience in library public services.
  • Experience in change leadership.
  • Teamwork abilities and experience.
  • Academic background in theology or religion (preferred).
  • Experience in or promise for supervising staff effectively.
  • Superior English language written and oral communication skills.

 

Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 300 full- and part-time students with 50 full and part-time staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School's student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist student population. The school is situated on a beautiful 20-acre campus in Newton Centre, a residential suburb just outside Boston, Massachusetts. A short walk from public transportation, the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Preservation and Collection Management Librarian, Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian

Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time - 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library's collections. 

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

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

4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.

6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.

 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience;  knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library:
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

Medical Historical Library:

The Medical Historical Library is a department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera, manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in 2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the possibility of additional space for preservation activities.  For additional information, see: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR. 

 

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PDS Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook NH

PDS Bibliographer

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for creating, revising, and maintaining approval plan profiles - in both print and digital universes, and imprint and series instructions for both US and UK libraries. Requests are received from Sales and Customer Service, and are implemented using an internal program called PDS (Profile Decision Support). The accurate and timely implementation of these instructions is essential to the successful working of YBP's approval plan profiling process. In addition, the PDS Bibliographer helps monitor and prioritize the PDS work flow, assists with Retrospective and Special Projects, and adds to and maintains the approval imprint file.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional responsibilities may be assigned by Management):

  • Create, revise and maintain approval plan profiles, and imprint and series instructions for both YBP US and UK libraries.
  • Analyze approval plan submissions from the sales team and work with team lead as necessary to improve plan performance.
  • Help prevent PDS errors by recognizing and clarifying incorrect profile requests
  • Run daily audit reports designed to catch problems with autoprofiled e slip plans.
  • Help field questions from CS and Sales with regard to library profiles.
  • Assist with Retrospective and Special Projects as needed.
  • Communicate completion of PDS (Profiling Decision Support) changes to Sales and Customer Service staff.
  • Monitor and prioritize PDS workflow.
  • Update online procedures and documentation for PDS rule writing.
  • Add to and maintain the approval imprint file.
  • Participate in special projects designed to maintain and enhance the functionality of the PDS database.
  • Ability to gain thorough understanding of YBP's approval services and operations



QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree required. MLS degree desirable.
  • Broad understanding of LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications.
  • Strong service orientation and skills.
  • Strong computer background, especially in logic and programming.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Ability to spend the majority of the day performing computer tasks.
  • Ability to communicate cross-organizationally.
  • High degree of attention to detail.


Address:
YBP Library Services (a Baker & Taylor Company)
999 Maple Street
Contoocook, NH 03229
Apply at the following web site:
http://www.baker-taylor.com/
Click "Careers" at the bottom of the page

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Library Director, Meekins Library, Williamsburg MA

The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg MA Libraries is seeking a dynamic, patron-focused, detail-oriented, librarian to be the next Director of the Libraries.

Williamsburg Massachusetts, pop. 2500, is located in the Pioneer Valley and is  gateway to the Hilltowns.  As an ALA 4Star Library, the Meekins Library and its Haydenville branch welcome 49,500 visitors each year and circulate 98,151 items.  The Libraries sponsor over 200 programs a year including Reading to Dogs, a performing arts series, community lectures and readings, and revolving art shows.  The Meekins also serves as the school library for the Willliamsburg elementary school, working with teachers on curriculum and materials and welcoming all the classes to the library regularly to develop their literacy, critical thinking and research skills.

The Director supervises a staff of 3 along with 40 volunteers and is the voice of the Library to Town Boards and community groups, advocating for the Library and, with the Trustees, developing long range funding sources and strategies.

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and experience leading and mentoring staff, working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents, comfort interacting with town officials and strong budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills.   An MLS is desirable.  The position is full time, (37.5 hrs/week), salary range, $40,000 - $45,000.

To apply email letter of application, resume and names of three references to: williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com
Applications due by March 31, 2014.

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Associate Knowledge Management Specialist, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview

 

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

 

The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.

 

Opportunity 

 

Abt Associates seeks an Associate Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist to contribute to the goals of building and leveraging Reputational Capital across the Company.  An important element of Reputational Capital is knowledge management.  S/He will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of knowledge sharing across all company divisions and departments. 

 

Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Assist with identification, documentation and standardization of knowledge assets
  • Assist with uploading, organizing, and indexing of knowledge assets to AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other locations
  • Assist with search for, and retrieval of knowledge assets from AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other sources
  • Train staff to document, upload, index, and retrieve knowledge assets
  • Work closely with project and proposal teams to encourage sharing and utilization of knowledge assets and adherence with KM policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Coordinate with IT and Corporate Communications to ensure that KM systems and tools provide the functionality, usability, formatting and content needed to support objectives
  • Champion all KM activities and strategies
  • Engage business to fully understand user experience of Abt knowledge platforms, and propose improvements to these systems

 

Skills Prerequisites

 

  • BA/BS degree with 1-3 years of experience; preferably in a field related to knowledge management or library science
  • Knowledge Management or Library experience required - experience in  metadata management a plus
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to multi-task essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience with SharePoint or other collaboration platforms, Web tools and social media preferred

 

Minimum Qualifications 

 

BA with 1 - 3 years of experience OR MA/MBA with no years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

This position is located in: 

US-MA-Cambridge

US-MD-Bethesda

 

To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4682&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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Director, Knowledge Management, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview

 

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

 

The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.

 

Opportunity 


Abt Associates seeks a Director of Knowledge Management to provide leadership in knowledge management (KM) by strengthening a knowledge sharing and collaboration culture across Abt Associates. The incumbent will focus on organizational objectives such as productivity, innovation, quality, impact, competitiveness, and continuous improvement of the organization's knowledge sharing and collaboration.


Key Responsibilities

 

  1. Develop and communicate KM strategy and vision to internal staff, management and stakeholders.
  2. Assess knowledge sharing and collaboration needs and identify appropriate strategies to fulfill those needs.
  3. Work closely with the businesses to understand, summarize, and address KM needs.
  4. Partner with IT and Corporate Communications to fulfill KM needs and implement KM strategy.
  5. Develop and implement KM policies, procedures, and best practices to achieve KM vision.
  6. Oversee selection, collection, analysis and reporting of KM metrics.
  7. Manage day-to-day KM team activities.

 

Skills Prerequisites

 

  • 10+ years' experience in knowledge management. 
  • Proven ability to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration across a diverse organization. trong facilitative leader who leads by example.
  • Experience working in a large global organization that generates and leverages diverse forms of knowledge and expertise daily.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.


Minimum Qualifications


BA/BS with 10+years of experience OR MA/MBA with 8+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

This position is located in: 

US-MA-Cambridge

US-MD-Bethesda

To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4701&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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Part-time Floater Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $21,132.32 - $30,754.05 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly

A beginning professional position with supervision as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

Experience:     Relevant experience will be considered.

 

Schedule:   Flexible schedule will vary and include evening/weekend assignments and working at any other library location or department as needed.

 

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language:        Second language         

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, March 7, 2014, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer.  Preference given to Worcester residents. 

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Digital Asset Manager, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Digital Asset Manager is responsible for creating and implementing strategy to leverage digital assets in support of the campus's communications goals. Develops communications tools and identifies opportunities to utilize digital assets to promote the campus on multiple platforms. Serves as liaison to campus community and is accountable for developing and executing digital asset strategy that includes creation, distribution and presentation of digital images consistent with the university-wide brand position. Provides photographic support and technological expertise to produce and make available high quality images that promote a positive image of the campus.

Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor's degree in photography/photo journalism, library science, archive management, communications or related field with 3 years of digital asset management experience or associates degree in photography/photo journalism, communications or related field (or professional certification in photography/photo journalism) with 5 years of digital asset management experience.

2. Specific experience with evaluating and implementing technical solutions or digital asset systems required.

3. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills.

4. Digital photography experience.

5. Experience to include processing, retouching, archiving images, and mastery of all technical functions.

6. Ability to think creatively, work under deadlines and handle multiple projects on an on-going basis.

7. Strong project management skills.

8. Portfolio required.

9. Working knowledge of Digital Asset Management System required.

10. Flexible schedule in order to cover after hours and weekend events as necessary.


Additional Information:
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $37,300 - $46,700

NORMAL STARTING SALARY: $37,300 - $42,000

PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 25.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Application Instructions:
APPLICATION PROCESS: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E9AB2B514E1AAEF415A5318E846B0C6A?JOBID=46156

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The application deadline is March 10, 2014.

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Multimedia Content Manager/Archivist, Cambridge MA

Position: Multimedia Content Manager/Archivist

Filmmaker, photographer and author on faculty at Harvard University seeks highly motivated individual with strong technical skills in media archiving and organization and photography post-production. Organizational and technical skills are essential. Position requires someone with strong communication skills and the ability to work independently to support photography and film assets, research, marketing, exhibitions, publications, productions, lectures and daily operations. The ideal candidate should be flexible, resourceful, responsible, and able to work independently.

Responsibilities:

• Assist in the design, operation and organization of digital multimedia infrastructure that will facilitate maintenance and management of multimedia archives combining film and video clips, photographs, music, audio files and transcripts, notes, footnotes, bibliographies, etc.

• Manage images on Aperture or Lightroom, including processing, scanning, resizing images, compositing, labeling, archiving, etc.

• Update website regularly using content management system (Drupal).

• Assist in conducting research for film and book projects

• social media management (facebook, twitter, tumblr)

Qualifications:

Demonstrable technical proficiency required in the following areas:

• Extensive experience with Macs, iphones, ipads
• Aperture, iPhoto & Lightroom
• Office for Mac (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage, Outlook)
• Photoshop
• Adobe InDesign, Refworks, Evernote, Keynote, Dropbox
• Managing/Archiving/Resizing RAW image files

Terms:
This part-time position will provide the ideal candidate with significant exposure to the international film community, museums, galleries, and academia. The experience will help develop professional skills in the multimedia and creative content arenas. Potential for some flexibility in work schedule. Additional benefits commensurate with experience. 15-20 hours per week.

Contact:

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to: kellypickle@comcast.com

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Marketing Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Marketing Librarian position responsible for developing and creating communications and promotional materials to enhance internal and external relations and broad-based community awareness of the Wilmington Memorial Library.  We are looking for a creative, proactive service oriented person with an interest in using their marketing and graphic design skills in a library setting.  Duties include coordinating and developing all aspects of promotional publications in a variety of media including social media and web site publicity. In addition, regular shifts on the information desk are assigned.  This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment.  Schedule is 35 hours per week with one regular evening shift per week and every third Saturday from September through June. 

 

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. MLS candidates with knowledge of marketing and graphic design are encouraged to apply. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), the principles and practices of web design, and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter interested in carrying out a wide range of marketing activities that communicate the value of the library to the community. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.

 

 

Salary:  $47,371-$59,945

 

 

Closing date:    March 14, 2014

 

Applcation:    Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov Please note "Marketing Librarian Application" in the subject line.

 

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Instructional Design Intern, Credo Reference, Boston MA

Job Summary:

Literati by Credo is designed to facilitate collaboration among information stakeholders, enabling subscribers to connect disparate information resources and  fulfill their strategies for overall improvement in the quality of research, information search skills, user satisfaction, faculty engagement and cost savings.


The instructional design intern position will be filled by individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the library industry, library technology, services offerings and customer business needs. The intern will develop materials and follow processes for the implementation and customization of Literati as well as provide project status updates. With a specific focus on pedagogy and assessment, the individuals will play key roles in designing innovative and robust educational materials.


About the Internship:

  • You will develop learning outcomes for subscriber projects.

  • You will create scaffolded outlines for educational materials and other learning objects as needed.

  • You will write scripts and narration for educational materials.

  • You will formulate, implement and analyze assessments to measure success of learning outcomes.

  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.

   

About You:

  • You are currently enrolled in a MLS graduate program.

  • You have a passion for research, educational outreach and electronic resources.

  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.

  • You are comfortable with web 2.0 technologies and basic computing software.

  • You can multi-task and prioritize on several research projects; ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting deadline.

  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions to problems.

  • You are inquisitive, curious and willing to learn.


Hours: About 20 hours/week; flexible schedule

Compensation: $14/hour


E-mail resumes to careers@credoreference.com.

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Full-time Information Services Librarian, Farmington Libraries, Farmington CT

The Information Services Librarian is a full-time, professional position reporting to the Director of Information and Teen Services. The Information Services Librarian will take a significant role in all aspects of library information services including; providing exemplary customer service at a busy information services desk for an active and vibrant community, troubleshooting basic technology issues for various electronic devices including tablets and e-readers, leading one-on-one software instruction, collection development, and general information maintenance including scheduling room bookings and passport appointments.

The successful candidate will possess: a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, strong collaboration skills and commitment to teamwork, a self-motivated and self-directed personality with flexibility, and an understanding of how to work in a changing environment. This is a full-time 35 hour per week position with a yearly salary of $48,230, four weeks vacation, Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance and a defined pension plan.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and essay response of 500 words or less to the following: How do libraries need to change in order to survive in the 21st century? How can you contribute to the evolution of services at the Farmington Libraries?

Submissions should be sent to Laura Horn, Director of Information and Teen Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org. No phone calls please. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28th.

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Development Officer, part-time, reSET, Hartford CT

Position Summary
reSET is seeking the services of a half-time Development Officer to assist with the successful implementation of reSET's development plan and cultivate long-term relationships of support for social enterprise and for the Social Enterprise Trust. Long-term, the intent is to make the position full time and to provide coaching and mentoring in order that the incumbent can take over leadership of reSET's Development Office in the next five years.

Position Responsibilities
The Development Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Prospect research for individual, corporate foundation and other donors and donor prospects,
  •  Maintenance of donor database (currently using Donor Perfect software), including gift and donor demographic records, preparation of all reports, and liaison with Finance to ensure accurate record keeping, 
  •  Maintaining strong relationships with and providing support to the Board of Directors and Development Committee, 
  •  Development and execution of annual and strategic Development plans,
  •  Working collaboratively with all reSET colleagues and the larger reSET community, including volunteers and ambassadors, to advance strategic and tactical goals, 
  •  Acting as a knowledgeable and persuasive ambassador for reSET with all audiences,
  •  Grant research, writing, tracking, and relationship management,
  •  Ensure that all reporting requirements are met timely, and
  •  Other responsibilities as required.


Skills and Background

  •  Three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, demonstrating responsibility for progressively increasing duties and scope. 
  •  Writing skills, with specific experience and success in grant writing.
  •  Strong community relationships.
  •  Relationship management experience with donors and prospects - individuals and organizations, board members, colleagues and constituents. 
  •  Experience with donor databases, including gift and data entry and report design and generation.
  •  Success in meeting financial goals.
  •  Bachelor's Degree in communications or equivalent.
  •  Strong communication and presentation skills
  •  An understanding of and passion for social enterprise and reSET's mission and goals


reSET is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. reSET does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), age, marital status, military status, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status or use of lawful products during non-work hours and any other legally protected status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Send cover letter and resume to:

reSET, the Social Enterprise Trust
99 Pratt Street, Suite 200
Hartford, CT 06103
info@socialenterprisetrust.org

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Reference Librarian / Research Instruction Coordinator, Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Position Summary:  Provide assistance and instruction in the use and access of library information resources to all members of the academic community.  Coordinate all aspects of the Bentley Library information literacy program, including implementation and assessment of curriculum-integrated projects and assignments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership through the coordination, planning, promotion, and assessment of the information literacy program.
  2. Collaborate with faculty to develop course-based assignments and meet departmental research needs.
  3. Conduct outreach with departmental and college level stakeholders in promoting the library's information literacy program and services.
  4. Align information literacy standards with the institution's goals and objectives, and accreditation standards.
  5. Stay current on trends in information literacy and library instruction; demonstrate eagerness to develop innovative models for information literacy.
  6. Contribute to the assurance of learning program to assess student outcomes and identify areas for improvement in the curriculum, and in particular the courses in the General Business Core.

Duties: 

  1. Provide in-person and remote-based research and reference services to library users.
  2. Teach information literacy classes, as well as provide one-on-one consultation to meet the research needs of faculty and students.
  3. Serve as library liaison to specific academic departments to ensure coordination of services and meet curricular needs.
  4. Create online tutorials and assessment tools for the General Business Core and other courses as needed.
  5. Develop and evaluate library resources for various areas of the collection.
  6. Attend professional conferences and workshops in order to keep current with the latest library and information literacy and teaching trends, developments, and resources.
  7. Contribute to the library's strategic goals. 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years reference and instruction, preferably in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively to enhance information literacy instruction
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, within a team environment and with diverse groups
  • Fluency in course management systems, LibGuides and other standard library instruction productivity software

To apply: jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52304  

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Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst, Health Advances, Weston MA


Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst
Health Advances is the premier strategy consulting firm specializing in the commercialization of new healthcare technologies.  Founded in 1992, Health Advances serves clients in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, health information technology, and healthcare services industries. The firm is dedicated to helping companies build value through creative strategies supported by critical market insights, rigorous analysis, and thoughtful attention to shareholder value.  Our clients range from VC-backed start-ups to some of the largest public companies in the industry. Services include corporate growth initiatives, product/business launch strategies, market assessments and competitive analyses, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Weston, MA, and operates satellite offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Zurich. Health Advances employs over 100 employees.

Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist/Knowledge Management Analyst to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base.  Experience in one or more healthcare areas (medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services, health IT, health economics) and/or knowledge management is strongly preferred to complement existing knowledge in the pharmaceutical-biotechnology and KM areas.

Key Responsibilities
Work closely with project and business development teams, assist with data and literature research
Respond to requests by creatively surveying both Health Advances' internal holdings as well as external resources, including specialized databases and search tools as well as the Internet
Using in-depth knowledge of industry sources, proactively advise project teams of resources that may be helpful to complete specific projects
Participate in building Health Advances' knowledge base, including some or all of the following:
On an ongoing basis, identify, evaluate, and document external resources for use by project teams, focusing on one or more areas of healthcare
Debrief project teams to extract, synthesize, and document project learnings
Help to develop and implement new knowledge products and services
Support information, data, and resource discovery by describing and tagging both internal and external content
Work with KM and Business Solutions team,
Identify and implement methods to improve the quality of search results across internal content
Oversee consistency and freshness of content on HA Intranet
Implement quality control procedures to ensure the excellence of database contents
Work with Senior Information Specialist and Knowledge Management Analyst as part of a seamless team to address the spectrum of information and knowledge needs of Health Advances staff

Qualifications
5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably corporate information services, marketing, business development, or knowledge management
Undergraduate degree in healthcare-related field preferred
Experience conducting research and analysis; Master's Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent education and experience, a plus
Detailed knowledge of healthcare industry resources, including data and statistics, business, and clinical materials strongly preferred.  At a minimum, ability to develop expertise in a complex subject area.
Experience with a variety of healthcare resources, particularly in the use of pharmaceutical/biotechnology and pipeline databases and products from Wolters Kluwer, IMS Health, GHX, Thomson Reuters Pharma & Life Sciences, Informa
Expertise using ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Windhover, and other similar databases
Experience evaluating resources and vendors
Ability to conduct interviews of internal staff and synthesize succinct summaries of key findings
Experience tagging (indexing) content preferred
Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to exercise creativity in resolving customers' information needs
Excellent communication (both oral and written), time management, organization, and teamwork skills
Attention to detail with the ability to multitask

Key Relationships
Reports to Director of Knowledge Management
Works closely with Senior Information Specialist and Knowledge Management Analyst
Works with Knowledge Management Committee members for resource evaluations and continued database development
Interacts regularly with project teams and all levels of consulting and functional staff

Health Advances offers a creative and stimulating work environment, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and a challenging career opportunity.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Dana Gaughan, Director of Recruiting and Professional Development, at https://apply.hrmdirect.com/resumedirect/ApplyOnline/Apply.aspx?req_id=enc-15.516855696285168&source=165078-CS-8939

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Librarian (Medical Science), VA New England Health Care System, Various Locations MA & NH

DUTIES:

These positions are located at the VA New England Health Care System, in Boston, MA, Bedford, MA/Manchester, NH, and Northampton, MA*. The person in this position assists users while developing comprehensive skills to provide and promote evidence-based patient-centered care by teaching information literacy skills, and providing clinical decision and research support. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in locating materials and how to access/use online resources;
  • Provides reference service as a team member on E-reference service;
  • Instructs and assists staff in the use of databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.;
  • Participates in the acquisition, processing and de-activation of library materials;
  • Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc.);
  • Supports the implementation of decision support and knowledge-based content on the Knowledge and Information Services Center's intranet site;
  • Works with senior Librarians to assist collecting usage measures and statistics electronically;
  • Participates in local and regional information networks;
  • Assists in the compilation of usage, cost and effectiveness statistics on all e-content and Library Services;
  • Works on statistical reports and works to improve quality and/or identify opportunities for redesign; and
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Full-time positions: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM; Part-time position: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 4 days a week (Work schedule may vary based on the day and/or time to suit work practices)

*NOTE: The position located in Northampton is a part-time position (20 hours/week). The salary listed represents full-time employment and will be pro-rated based on the actual number of hours worked each pay-period. Likewise, benefits and time-off accrual will also be pro-rated and based on your part-time work schedule.

The position located in Bedford will be split as needed between Bedford, MA and Manchester, NH.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) 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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. -OR-
A total of at least five (5) 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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

~AND~
In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must meet one of the following requirements:
Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Librarian (Medical Science). Specialized experience includes but not limited to serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical facility professional staff, trainees and clients; experience must demonstrate the ability to perform in the functional areas of work covered by this series, medical librarianship; understands the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in this field; maintains up-to-date information on the state of the art; plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in reference work, fact-finding and analysis of search results, problems or issues in accordance with accepted librarian practices; plans, develops, and implements library outreach and library/information services marketing programs; requires a variety of oral, written and graphic communications methods and techniques in presenting information about the medical center and library's services and resources; and develops detailed plans, goals and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of the library and information services program.

Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

~OR~
Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g. LL.B. or J.D., directly related to this position as a Librarian (Medical Science). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

~OR~
Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.


The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: "I have experience and/or internship with Medical or Science Librarianship functions and services obtained in a healthcare setting."
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

  • Knowledge of library resources
  • Ability to engage with a wide variety of individuals
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required. Some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items, computer equipment, presentation aids, displays and packets is required. You may be required to make periodic visits to other facilities, local community organizations, training sites, and other locations. Work is typ0ically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. The work may require walking between clinical areas and travel between Medical Centers and Community Based Outreach Clinics.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

For more information: https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361877700

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Copy Editor, Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS), a new peer-reviewed online journal hosted by Yale University and New England Archivists, seeks a copy editor for all submitted content (research articles, case studies, work-in-progress articles, and book reviews). 
The JCAS furthers awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, librarians and historians. It also serves as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer review and publication.
Requirements: experience with academic copy editing; ability to ensure adherence to Chicago Manual of Style and house style guide. Subject familiarity with archives field a plus.
50-100 pages per year (estimated) on irregular schedule; $20-30 per hour.
Please send cover letter, resume, and work sample by March 7 to Michael Lotstein, managingeditor, at michael.lotstein@yale.edu. Please include "JCAS copy editor" in subject line.

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Head of Metadata Creation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Auto req ID 31248BR

School/Unit Harvard Library

Sub-Unit ------------

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Library

Department Information and Technical Services

Salary Grade 059

Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Harvard Library seeks a dynamic thought leader with a solid record of success guiding staff through unprecedented change.   Reporting to the Head of Information and Technical Services (ITS) and working closely with the ITS management team, the Head of Metadata Creation will look beyond historical boundaries in descriptive practice and content format to imagine, advocate for, and deliver new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information management and discovery.  S/he will contribute strong strategic focus, demonstrate a visible commitment to staff development to promote creativity, innovation, assessment, and continuous improvement, and will foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the Harvard Library.

Strategic Planning and Leadership

  • Provide leadership and administrative oversight for forty-five professional and paraprofessional staff across multiple campus sites
  • Set the strategic direction for resource description, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in descriptive practices and user behaviors, encouraging active staff participation across Harvard and with external partners
  • Foster a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change in an environment that strives for continuous improvement and encourages a flexible workforce to innovate, test, and assess ideas inside and outside of their standard roles
  • Model the unit's "can-do" approach to work and foster an environment that promotes accountability, high performance, staff engagement and diversity through a sense of purpose and spirit of cooperation; set standards of excellence that inspire and motivate
  • Support the strategic direction for technical services functions, including planning annual and multi-year projects across the library system and securing support from constituents and stakeholders

 

Technology Management

  • Maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in metadata standards and bring an affinity for the application of technology to support processing workflows and/or enhance service to library user communities

Operations and Service Delivery

  • Build and develop critical metadata capabilities throughout the organization through strategic hiring, staff development and talent management
  • Lead functional managers through review and identification of discrete work processes, change management and initiatives that enhance metadata and technical services, including further integration of MARC catalogers into non-MARC activities
  • Oversee hiring, supervision, and training of metadata creation staff, adhering to clearly defined performance expectations and guidelines for staff
  • Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes
  • Monitor unit's expenses incurred for staff and operations, maximizing resources to support staff and the unit's performance
  • Ensure that agreed standards and performance expectations of technical services are achieved

Collaboration and Outreach Management

  • Demonstrate accountability and creativity in building strong relationships with peers internal and external to Harvard
  • Build and promote library-wide collaborations that communicate and inform technical services through active engagement with colleagues across the Harvard Library system, including faculty
  • Represent the Harvard Library in regional, national, and international associations
  • Recommend policy, service, financial and contractual commitments for Harvard Library to participate in national and international programs; monitor current participation
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, encourage vendors to develop new services required for the efficient, cost-effective operation of a 21st-century metadata creation operation in a large research library
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, investigate, experiment, and develop cutting-edge, scalable metadata standards and service models



Basic Qualifications

 

  • MLS or equivalent education or related work experience
  • Four to six years of supervisory experience and prior program management for staff required; within a combined union and non-union staffing environment strongly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production setting
  • Proven ability to work effectively in team environment, including remaining calm under pressure
  • Current knowledge of trends and developments in the field (i.e. linked open data; bibliographic framework; RDA; search and discovery techniques and tools) as well as advanced knowledge of cataloging principles, standards and tools
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization, for example through successful grant proposals and collaborations



Additional Qualifications

 

  • 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 manage competing priorities with a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and management, interpersonal and organizational experience and skills essential
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems or facilitate workflow required
  • Experience conceptualizing ideas through to successful grant proposals



Additional Information The University
Founded in 1636, Harvard University is preeminent among the world's research universities. Harvard has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 6,600 undergraduate students, over 14,000 graduate students, and an additional 2,000 part-time students. Over 16,000 people work at Harvard, including approximately 2,100 faculty members. An additional 10,000 individuals have faculty appointments in Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.
 
Designated a university in 1780, Harvard includes 12 colleges and schools. The Faculty of Arts and Sciencescomprising Harvard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Educationis the oldest and largest of the Harvard faculties. The University's world-renowned graduate and professional schools include Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School (including the School of Dental Medicine), Harvard School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
 
In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.

For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us


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Head of Youth Services, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

FT/PT: Full-Time
Hours: Vary / 35 - 40 hrs per week; flexible schedule includes some
evenings and Saturdays
Compensation: $18.57 - 21.48/hr, depending on experience and qualifications, with benefits package
Deadline: February 28, 2014
Library Website: http://www.plaistowlibrary.com/

The Head of Youth Services is a professional level position responsible for the development and implementation of a full range of library services for children, young adults, and adults and agencies serving children and young adults.

This position requires an excellent understanding of children and teens' developmental needs and abilities as well as an extensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. The Head of Youth Services is responsible for the overall goal-setting, planning, and implementation of services and programs for children under the age of 18. This position requires both a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with librarians and other organizations serving children and young adults.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years working with children in a library setting; Master's Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

For a full job description and application instructions, please visit https://plaistow.recruiterbox.com/jobs/28090.

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Library Director, Southborough Public Library, Southborough MA

Institution:    Southborough, MA, Public Library
Job:    Library Director


Duties/Description:    The position requires a dynamic, detail-oriented, customer-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations including developing, advocating for, and managing an annual budget of $400,000;payroll and purchasing; supervision of a staff of 5 full-time and 5 part-time employees, program design and evaluation, and building/grounds maintenance.  The director must be committed to increasing library patronage through programming, collection development, and maintaining the Library's welcoming environment.  Director reports to six-member board of elected Library Trustees and works closely with Friends and volunteers.  


Qualifications: The ideal candidate is innovative, a creative problem-solver, an early adopter of new technology, and comfortable interacting with town officials. Excellent budgeting, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills required.  Demonstrated grant writing ability and experience with library renovations /expansion preferred. ALA-accredited MLS degree required; three- to five-years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library recommended. Candidates must be fully competent in Microsoft Office and Web site management.


Salary range: $58,893 - $78,296


Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found


Send:
  Letter of application and resume to southboroughlibrarytrustees@gmail.com. Be prepared to supply three professional references. 

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Manager of Collection Development, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Description

The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention. Supervises 3 collection librarians and 1.5 resource sharing staff members. Works with others in allocating and monitoring the acquisitions budget. Analyzes use trends, as well as market trends, of library resources, and manages processes for analyzing collection use (both print and digital) and makes retention and reformatting decisions. Develops and analyzes resource expenditures and explores costs of new acquisitions, ongoing licensing agreements, and current print and digital holdings. Assists in negotiating acquisition costs and vendor contracts for journal packages, e-book collections, and databases.

Requirements

Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent. 5-7 years working in a library (academic preferred), including data analysis and collections management; prior supervisory experience required. Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources; significant knowledge of collection management practices and library resource assessment, including evaluating purchases and analyzing use data; significant knowledge of specific subject disciplines (sciences preferred) for collection development; budget and financial experience. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

To apply: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/277

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O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor to manage a grant funded digitization project with the Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Job Summary:

The O. O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor is responsible for daily management of all aspects of a three-year project, which will digitize 60 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting the life and career of General Oliver Otis Howard. Duties include: training, scheduling, and supervising student workers as scanning technicians; previewing files and identifying potential problems that would complicate scanning activities; conducting quality control measures to insure that scanning standards are met; performing file resampling and combining protocols to produce viewable PDF files; creating hypertext links from encoded text to image files. Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and in collaboration with the College Archivist and IT experts, the Project Supervisor also compiles regular progress reports, tracks the project budget, and adheres to file management procedures that address the long term preservation of the master digital files and conform to campus-wide IT policies and procedures. This is a grant funded three year fixed length position with an anticipated start date of April 2014. 

Education/Skills:

Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution; exceptional skill in oral and written English language communications; demonstrated attention to detail, especially in reviewing the repetitive work of others; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to organize work and schedule tasks, supervise workers, accomplish tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.


Preferred: training in handling manuscript materials; formal training in identifying problems and solutions involving the preservation of paper-based materials; experience in digitizing textual materials, creating image files, and managing digital files; demonstrated knowledge in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Professional; familiarity with accepted national standards for digital capture; experience with data entry in data management systems.  

Experience Requirements:

Required: one year's experience in managing the work of others; experience with the process of digital capture. 
Preferred: experience in managing student workers; experience in using manuscripts within a repository setting; experience in digitizing manuscripts; experience in managing, sampling, and editing image files. 

Please submit your application online here: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51860

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Director of Collections, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology invites applications for the position of Director of Collections. Reporting to the Peabody Director, the position will have general oversight of the museum's extensive holdings of ~ 1.2M objects, both ethnographic and archaeological as well as extensive archival and osteological collections.  The position will also provide direct or indirect supervision of collections-based personnel (~20 FTE), collections annual budget, and collections policies and procedures. The Director of Collections is a member of the senior leadership team and an advocate for the appropriate use, acquisition, preservation, de-accessioning, and management of the museum's artifacts and archives.

 

Supervises staff in conservation, registration, collections management, osteology, image services and archives.  Oversees ~ 30,000 sq ft of collections storage areas on- and off-site.  Provides leadership to ensure the highest standards in collections stewardship.  Develops innovative approaches to collections stewardship, sets direction for collections use policies, and oversees management and care of collections in alignment with the overall strategic direction of the Museum.  Responsible for the management of collections databases and online collections. Develops and implements collection plan as well as a high-level vision for all digital assets. Seeks grant funding for collections care, growth, and management.  Represents the Peabody in the museum field.   Develops relationships with other museums including those at Harvard. 

 

Basic Qualifications   

 

MA and 5 years collections management experience.

 

Additional Qualifications

Experience with ethnographic and/or archaeological collections and familiarity with NAGPRA implementation required.  Knowledge of collections database management programs (TMS preferred) and online collections database systems; ability to work with IT to improve database functionality.  8 years in collections management preferred with a sound knowledge of collections best practices, ethics and AAM accreditation standards.  Strong leadership and supervisory experience with the skills to direct and mentor collections department staff and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse professional staff. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Demonstrated ability in successful grant writing. A Masters' in material culture, Anthropology, archaeology or related fields is required and experience in a university museum context are preferred. Some travel may be required.

 

Additional Information

When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).

Visit http://www.employment.harvard.edu/ to apply.

Auto req ID: 31361BR

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Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield MA

Duties/Description:

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of a geographically diverse community. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all children's and young adult services. The successful candidate will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents, and caregivers. The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats, maintaining a relevant collection and creating programming for all ages and areas of the community. Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.

Qualification:

Experience working with children and/or teens in a public or school library setting.

 

Education:

MLS preferred from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in children's services and experience working with children, or, a degree in a related field.

 

Salary:

$19.00 per hour - 25 hours per week. Includes evenings and 1 Saturday per month. Benefits included.

Closing Date: 

2/21/14 or until filled

 

To Apply:

 Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references to asadkin@mvlc.org or mail to Amy Sadkin, Director, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922

 

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Full-Time Librarian, Shady Hill School, Cambridge MA

For over nine decades, Shady Hill, a school of 517 students (PS-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, has been a leader in progressive elementary education.  The yearlong central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum.  The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others.  We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions.  As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all.  Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment.

 

Shady Hill School is also a teacher training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Since the school endorses apprentices for licensure, we prefer a candidate with licensure.

 

The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for students (PS-VIII), faculty and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, reader advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of 25,000 books and audio-visual materials.

 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assume circulation desk duties and various library administrative duties
  • Work with library team to teach weekly PS-VIII classes
  • Provide readers' advisory for entire community
  • Assist with general collection maintenance and processing of new books
  • Work with parent volunteers

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with library systems
  • Up-to-date computer and digital literacy skills
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a busy library
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking and strong multitasking capabilities
  • Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School experience preferred
  • M.L.S. or M.Ed. degree preferred

 

 

Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson. A writing sample and college transcripts are also required.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org or Shady Hill School, 178 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge, MA 02138. A detailed description of the school can be found at www.shs.org.

 

 

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Library Director, West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick RI

The Board of the West Warwick Public Library seeks a skillful leader and manager to direct its operations in challenging times. The library serves a diverse population of 30,000 in West Warwick, and a larger clientele in Kent County and the State of Rhode Island through its unique programs as well as its membership in the statewide consortium, Ocean State Libraries.

 

The library director is responsible for administration and management of the library, including development and implementation of the budget, collection development, personnel, building and grounds maintenance, and all services and programs.

 

Our ideal candidate can speak and write effectively, and has familiarity with the following: issues and trends in the library profession; concepts and methods of financial, personnel and public relations management; library automation and the digital world; grant writing and fundraising. We seek someone with the ability to formulate and implement plans for library staffing, services and programs, and to establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, the Library Board, and the staff.

 

Minimum qualifications: American Library Association-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science. Five years of public library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including management.

 

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

 

Please send letter of application, resume, and three references by March 21, 2014 to:

Nathan Shapiro, Chair

Board of Trustees

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

Or e-mail to resumewwpl@cox.net

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Cataloging Bibliographer, Baker & Taylor - YBP Library Services, Contoocook NH

Perform subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling. Create metadata records at full level AACR2 or RDA to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•             Assign Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 

•             Assign Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.

•             Assign Dewey Decimal Classification using the full 23rd edition.

•             Assign Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.

•             Assign National Library of Medicine classification.

•             Assign Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate for specific customers.

•             Assign library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.

•             Create full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following AACR2 and LCRIs or RDA and Library of Congress Policy Statements as appropriate.

•             Use ebook aggregator websites to view and catalog electronic resources.

•             Search OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.

•             Upgrade LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•             BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred.  MLS degree preferred.  Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.

•             Ability to work in a production environment.

•             Awareness and understanding of digital content.

•             Word and Excel experience a plus.

•             Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

•             Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team

•             Ability to spend the majority of day working at a PC.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee must sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, push book carts and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements include close, and color vision in order to view CRT/PC screens and read written reports.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Address:

YBP Library Services

a Baker & Taylor Company

999 Maple Street

Contoocook, NH 03229

Apply in person or at the following web site:

http://www.baker-taylor.com/

Click "Careers" at the bottom of the page.

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Archivist/Metadata Specialist, Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Under the supervision of the Head of Arrangement and Description, work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library to ensure metadata integrity, normalization, portability, and development of or adherence to local and national metadata best practices. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintains documentation on best practices and tracks developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Follow the development of new and emerging technologies and analyze their potential application to the department and library to significantly improve and transfer information resource discovery and retrieval; and participate in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities.

Serve as primary technical lead for the department's data migration from Archivist's Toolkit to ArchivesSpace. Provide ongoing development and support of the department's use of ArchivesSpace. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use.

Process and catalog archive and manuscript collections in all formats, including born digital, in accordance with approved plans and departmental procedures, including screening for sensitive material and implementation of necessary preservation procedures. Devise processing plans for collections requiring more than minimum processing. Prepare and update access tools such as finding aids and catalog records for archival and manuscript holdings in accordance with archival and library standards.

Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects.

Assist with public services through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instructions.

Undertake special projects as assigned. Plan, direct, and review the work of support staff and student assistants. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach.
2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned.
4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts.
5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 


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

Candidates can view the entire posting and apply online at: http://bit.ly/24284BR_Yale

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Long-term Substitute Librarian/Media Specialist, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Andover MA

Job Description
This position involves the library media specialist acting as teacher, information specialist, instructional consultant, and program manager. This individual will have strong teaching, technology, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment, as well as knowledge of MA curriculum frameworks and all aspects of automated library systems. Functions include teaching research in conjunction with the staff, assisting with information access skills with students and staff, media instruction, collection automation and maintenance, collection development, literature appreciation, assist in technology training, budgeting, cooperative teaching and planning, scheduling, library staff training, and marketing of library and services. The library media specialist will work collaboratively with faculty to ensure that the use of media and information technology resources is part of the instructional program and strategies used within and among learning areas.


Position Type: Full-time


Positions Available: 1


Salary: $236.37 Per Day

Job Requirements:

  • A valid teaching license from D.E.S.E. in Library Science is required.
  • This position is not benefits eligible.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=593732 to apply. 

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Director of Genealogy and Research Services, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth MA

About the Organization:

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) is a nonprofit organization established in 1897 to educate the public about the extraordinary story of the Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620.

The member organization is the gold standard for proving direct lineage to the Pilgrims through a network of professional genealogists located in Plymouth, MA and State Historians throughout the United States and Canada. GSMD publishes the 'Silver Books', (sometimes called The Mayflower Families) - a substantial genealogical series made available to the public which authenticates approved hereditary lineage from the Pilgrims.

Job Description:

GSMD seeks an individual who is passionate about family history and has the skill and desire to become the Director of Genealogy and Research Services (DGRS) in the Plymouth office. This person will be the department head, working closely with the genealogy staff and verifiers. He/she will report to the Executive Director on administrative matters. Key to the position is proven experience in genealogical research as well as experience managing a staff or department. Ideally, the candidate will have authored published material on genealogy.

The position is considered a staff position, is paid accordingly, and receives benefits afforded all employees who work a certain number of hours per month. Benefits such as vacation are earned based on time in the position. The DGRS is expected to abide by a 40-hour workweek in the Library. The position is not eligible for overtime pay.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare membership applications for approval by Historian General (HG)
  • Direct verifiers working in both contracted and in-house positions
  • Analyze and measure appropriate staff skill levels and time needed to meet task requirements. Monitor the number of papers received and adjust staff schedules as necessary while staying within budget
  • Serve as the final staff authority for determining if applications are complete and will likely be approved by the HG
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with State Historians and provide continuing training and professional development for them
  • Manage all library services, have sole authority over lineage-related matters, monitor day-to-day activities of those directly in his/her department, and counsel individual employees to correct deficiencies in work
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the Governor General or Executive Director
  • Demonstrate a willingness to improve skills through continuing education or certification, and encourage and supervise the certification of skills for departmental staff

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of genealogical procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mayflower Passengers
  • Published work in peer reviewed journals a plus
  • At least five-years-experience in the genealogy field
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff
  • Possession of strong organizational skills
  • Experience in setting and completing self-motivated goals
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • BA Degree; MA or MLS preferred, or equivalent
  • Genealogical certification a plus, or equivalent experience (Board For Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC)

To apply, please email a single PDF document with Cover Letter and Resume to:

executivedirector[at]themayflowersociety[dot]com

or mail application materials to:

Walter Powell, Executive Director

4 Winslow Street, PO Box 3297

Plymouth, MA 02361

Deadline for applications is March 15th.

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Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist, Nashoba Brooks, Concord MA

Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

2014-2015 Academic Year (11-month position)

 

Summary

The Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist serves as a member of the IS Department and reports to the Director of Educational Technology and Innovation.  The Library Director and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS Team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world.  The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School.  Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

 

The successful candidate will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the school's core values of diversity, service learning, and character education.

 

Please refer to the complete position description  on the employment page of the school's website:  www.nashobabrooks.org

Application:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: 

Regina Nixon

email: librarydir@nashobabrooks.org            

homepage:  www.nashobabrooks.org      

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Supervisor of Public Services: Community Relations and Public Programming Coordinator, City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth NH

NATURE OF WORK

 

The purposes of this position are to coordinate public programming and community relations library wide, facilitate and participate in collaborative decision making, create easy customer access to needed information and other materials and thereby fulfill the Library's charter of increasing the opportunities for every inhabitant to improve personal intelligence.  The work is accomplished through creative and intellectual activities and working cooperatively with City departments, business, academic and cultural organizations and the Schools to meet the specific needs of the City's diverse populations. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and two or more years of related professional library experience;

OR: an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  He/she must have supervisory experience. 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Plans, coordinates and administers programs for adults and assists with Youth Services programming.
    1. Plans and develops a wide variety of adult programs year round.
    2. Oversees the library's Program Committee, supervising Committee members in their work related to public programming.
    3. Works with the Supervisor of Youth Services to help with program planning and implementation and assisting with youth related activities as needed.
  2. Works with the Director, Assistant Director and Supervisors to develop the marketing plan for the entire Library.
    1. Chairs the Marketing Committee
    2. Supervises the work of staff who contribute to committee activities
    3. Prepares and distributes marketing materials for the Library using a wide range of marketing tools including traditional and new media outlets and reaching out to current and potential users of Library services.
    4. Writes press releases for all library programs and announcements.
    5. Oversees social media activities and the production of the monthly eNewsletter
    6. Assists with website coordination and the Library blog
    7. Explores and develops additional avenues for publicity.
  3. Works with the Library Director to manage community relationships for the entire Library.
    1. Reaches out to various community constituencies including government, business, school, and social groups.
    2. Works with the Library Director to identify potential community connections and build relationships.
  4. Works in direct patron service as assigned inside the Library.
  5. Visits sites outside the Library both delivering services at those locations and inviting people to come to the Library for services.

 

  1. Helps develop, interpret and implement library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  2. Prepares statistical reports, customer surveys and management reports.
  3. Participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users.

 

EXAMPLES OF OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

1.         Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

ENVIRONMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT

 

Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources.  The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.  He/she must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice patterns and communicate through human speech.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

 

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

 

  1. Ability to supervise, train and lead personnel and work in a team environment.
  2. Thorough knowledge of public relations work, marketing and communications.
  3. Strong organizational ability.
  4. Ability to analyze problems and determine the most appropriate solution.
  5. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library administration especially as they relate to programming and marketing
  6. Strong service orientation and personal example to provide a high level of service to a diverse public.
  7. Proficiency in social media and web design
  8. Demonstrated creativity, and innovation
  9. Energy and enthusiasm for the Library services
  10. Ability to develop, implement and present library programs.
  11. Good time management skills.  The ability to juggle multiple demands on time and to recognize and adjust priorities, always keeping in mind the library's commitment to easy and timely access to materials and resources.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, subordinates, employees in other municipal departments and City officials.
  13. Commitment to ongoing professional development and continual learning.
  14. The necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.
  15. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, other employees, City officials and other agencies orally, and in writing.  Ability to make clear presentations and reports, give clear instructions and explain complex procedures.

 

SALARY

 

$48,270--$61,720 in 6 steps

 

APPLY TO

City of Portsmouth

Human Resources Office                               

Human Resources Director: Dianna Fogarty

1 Junkins Ave.                                                

Portsmouth, NH  03801                                 

(603) 610-7270

 

Or to apply by email: lmcorriveau@cityofportsmouth.com

 

 

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Library Director, Bentley University, Waltham MA

Description of Duties: Bentley University is seeking applicants and nominations for the position of Library Director. Successful applicants will lead a team of 18 (professional librarians and staff) in identifying and developing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, and the physical space needs of students and faculty. The Bentley Library is dedicated to supporting the academic and intellectual vitality of the university community.

Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts ? all anchored in technology.

The Bentley Library operates in a state-of-the-art building centrally located at the heart of the University. It is an inviting place for research, quiet study, and collaboration. It is the hub of academic life on campus, offering a depth and breadth of print and online resources. The library staff is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in their research efforts and strives to be dynamic, innovative, and responsive to information needs. There is extensive collaboration between the Library and Bentley's Academic Technology Center (ATC), as the latter provides technical support for the library's catalog system (in the process of migrating from Innovative's Millennium to Sierra), ILL, 24 collaboration room scheduling system, public LED displays, etc.


Additional Description Of Duties: The Library Director is responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, leadership and coordination of the library's programs, services and resources; expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations; and for creating a positive and collaborative work environment among all library staff. Reporting to the University's Chief Information Officer, the Library Director advocates for and represents the library within the larger campus community and among external constituency groups and works with faculty and administration to ensure that the library supports Bentley's institutional mission.

Additional duties include:

* Develop short and long-range plans for Library operations and services
* Maintain and expand good working relationships and outreach to faculty, students, department chairs, administrators, and committee members
* encourages teamwork, diversity and professionalism, and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Bentley experience for students and faculty
* Manage the budget to ensure all essential services are provided, including expenditures for print and online resources, digital collections, personnel and operations
* Collaborate with the Director of Academic Technology and staff at the ATC to plan the development, implementation, and use of information technology in support of Library programs and initiatives
* Create and foster proposals for endowment, gift and grant support, and other types of fundraising to strengthen the library's resources and services, including the Bentley Archives
* Explore the greater development of formal and informal relationships (directly and through consortial agreements) with peer academic libraries and networks for mutually beneficial programs

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible academic library management experience including hiring, training, and evaluating staff. Significant experience using current and emerging communication, collaboration, and other technologies that produce measurable gains in online and on-campus learning. Experience supporting faculty from an array of academic disciplines, including business and the arts and sciences, in their scholarly and curricular work

A track record of leadership in building new approaches to library services and leveraging extant technologies to do so. Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations. Record of fostering teamwork, collegiality, relationship building, and mentoring within a library and campus environment.

A demonstrated track record as an active, visible campus citizen in promoting the library and advocating for library needs, as well as an ambassador to the external community through conference presentations and publications. Excellent working knowledge of practices and current issues in library services, including usage, facilities, technology, circulation, reference and technical services. Initiative in project management, including program development and implementation.

Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management and supervisory skills.


Commitment to providing excellent customer service

Visit jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52302  to apply. 

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Director and University Archivist, Tufts University, Medford MA

The application deadline for this position is February 28, 2014.

 

The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets by providing information management consultation, advice, and stewardship. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs, in addition to providing reference and instruction services. 

 

The Director and University Archivist oversees all of DCA's staff, collections, and services and has primary responsibility for strategic direction, planning, budget management, fundraising, collection development, developing grant proposals and managing grant-funded projects. The Director leads a highly-integrated staff team and has responsibility for the department's day-to-day operations as well as setting strategic direction for the department in support of the university's strategic goals. The Director represents DCA internally and externally, to donors, community members, and within the profession. Participates in university-wide policy development and implementation particularly focused on institutional data management.

Basic Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program and 10 years of related experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of related experience.
  • Strong proficiency in office applications.
  • Proven experience leading and mentoring diverse, dedicated, professional staff. Success in developing and managing grant projects. Experience negotiating with donors in complex political and emotional contexts. Knowledge of intellectual property issues and related laws. High proficiency in problem-solving leadership skills, particularly prioritizing competing demands. Experience managing budgets. Experience presenting formally and informally before diverse audiences, including to students, faculty, administrators, and donors and at professional conferences and events. Strong record of engagement in the archival profession.
  • An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/pjpybs5

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Librarian - Public Services, Leach Library, Londonderry NH

The Leach Library seeks a dynamic and creative professional to join our outstanding library team.

 

The Public Services Librarian is responsible for implementing various programs and services designed to meet the needs of the community. Performs all facets of adult programming.Responsible for covering the public service desk(s) and delivering information services to the community.

 

Qualifications: MLS (ALA-accredited) and two years of reference experience. Familiarity with online databases and electronic resources required. Events planning experience is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft applications required.

Salary: $18.84 - $25.51 doe plus excellent benefits

Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to: Director, Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Applications must be received by February 27, 2014 before 5:00 p.m.

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Harwood Union Middle/High School, South Duxbury VT

Harwood Union High School seeks a highly collaborative individual to become the Librarian/Media Specialist for students in grades 7-12. The successful candidate will possess both passion and knowledge related to 21st Century skills, literacy instruction, and library/media management (budget, acquisitions, and circulation). This position if from approximately April 2014 - October 2014.

Duties include promoting a welcoming and respectful library environment, familiarizing students and staff with library and online resources, providing in the classroom and one-on-one instruction with students and staff, managing the media center, supervising the Library Assistant, and collaborating with teachers and staff. Vermont licensure is required.

Harwood Union High School is an award winning school system nestled in Vermont's Mad River Valley. Students attend Harwood from Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown, Waterbury, and Duxbury. There are 765 students in grades 7-12. Please see our website for more information about the school: http://www.harwood.org

Please apply online or submit letter of interest, resume, transcripts, copy of license, and 3 current letters of recommendation to:

Harwood Union High School
Attn: Wendy Gilbert
458 VT Rte 100
So. Duxbury, VT 05660

Position open until filled.

For more infor: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=584082

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Information Technology Coordinator, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers MA

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, MA, is looking for a new Information Technology Coordinator. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with excellent customer service skills

 

Included in the specific duties of this position are:

 

- Maintains and troubleshoots staff and public computer workstations and related equipment.

- Acts as liaison with North of Boston Library Network (NOBLE) technicians on additional computer support needs and network issues.

- Assists in developing and implementing the library's technology plans.

- Manages ordering and inventory of computers and related supplies.

- Works as part of a team to maintain the library's Web site.

- Trains library staff and patrons on new technologies as needed.

- Regular shifts on all public service desks.

 

 

A master's degree in library/information science required. Working knowledge of Web design and familiarity with emerging Web and information technologies required. One evening per week and some weekend hours are required. The annual salary for this position ranges from $40,595 to $51,756 in seven steps. Please send your cover letter and resume by February 13, 2014, to Jennifer McGeorge at the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or email them to: mcgeorge@noblenet.org.

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Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship, Darien Library, Darien CT

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

 

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children's Librarian.

 

Harold W. McGraw Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses:

 

  • Exemplary scholarship
  • A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
  • Significant leadership promise
  • Strong personal qualities
  • A penchant for technology

 

Selection Process

The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library

School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014.

 

Applications will be due March 31, 2014. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.

 

Term

The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2014, with a final employment date of June 30, 2016.

 

Compensation

The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association

MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2013: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

 

Position Parameters

The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and reader's advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:

 

  • Children's materials collection development
  • Program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Outreach to defined areas of the community
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Access to the latest technology

 

This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.

 

More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

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Library Director, Dana Hall School, Wellesley MA

Dana Hall, independent, boarding/day school for girls, grades 6-12, seeks Library Director beg. fall 2014. Candidates must have MLS, min. 5 yrs exp., plus excellent admin., teaching, and communication skills. Primary resp. incl. ensuring the smooth running of state-of-the art library; serving as a dept. head, maintaining awareness of curricular initiatives to support the faculty; overseeing library staff and student page and parent volunteer programs; overseeing/teaching information and digital literacy curriculum; overseeing collection development; managing the facility and all library-sponsored programs.

 

For full job description and to send resume/cover letter email: hr@danahall.org.

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Law Librarian, General Practice Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile, an established library professional services firms, seeks dynamic Law Librarian for a part-time opportunity at an innovative general practice firm in Boston, MA. The successful candidate will have previous law library experience, 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 create, access and manage knowledge networks and information including databases, integrated library systems, web and mobile applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze needs, measure and evaluate the quality of library services
  • Develop law library services, programs and departmental goals
  • Help manage all financial resources, including planning and implementing library budgets, materials acquisition and expense tracking
  • Provide customized reference services on legal and non-legal topics
  • Conduct in-depth research in wide range of areas including practice-specific, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media
  • Determine technology training needs of users through observation, discussion and needs assessment tools; provide training modules to meet those needs
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of Loose-leaf Filers, Clerks and Librarian Assistants

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum three years of experience managing the operations of the law library, including monitoring budgets, allocating, organizing and disseminating legal resources
  • Experience conducting periodic reviews of new and existing electronic resources with a focus on improved service and research efficiencies
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced legal environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

To apply:

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

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Manuscript Processing Archivist, The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center, Sharon MA

Manuscript Processing Archivist
Position Description


About the Organization:
Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.
The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins, and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history. In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the material culture of Massachusetts people. Objects and archives help enrich a wide range of programs and activities that take place at The Trustees of Reservations.


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


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


Position Description:
The Trustees are looking for an ambitious, self directed individual to serve as a part-time Manuscript Processing Archivist at the Archives & Research Center (ARC). This position will ideally start in February 2014 and is anticipated to last twelve months, with the possibility of renewal. The Manuscript Processing Archivist will focus on arranging and describing three collections concerning properties in New Bedford, Williamstown, and Canton. If time permits, other collections will be assigned. This project will make the collections accessible for research use by staff, interns, volunteers and the general public. The Manuscript Processing Archivist will report directly to the ARC Manager.


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


Responsibilities:
 Assist in the processing of manuscript collections at the Archives & Research Center.  Process and catalogue manuscript collections.
 Manage the documentation associated with the filing and accessibility of manuscript collections.
 Prepare descriptive finding aids in accordance with institutional practices.
 May supervise and train interns, students, and volunteers to assist with collection processing.
 Assist the archivist in answering relevant research questions.
 Participate in meeting assignments as needed.
 Perform and report on special studies, projects, and assignments as requested.


Qualifications:
 Masters in Library Science, with an archives concentration from an ALA -accredited institution.
 Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline preferred, such as American history.
 Excellent computer and technical skills, as well as the desire and ability to learn new technologies.
 Familiarity with PastPerfect Museum software is a plus.
 Demonstrated experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections.
 Previous processing experience, demonstrated through completed finding aids.
 Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, writing, and analytical skills.
 Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.
 Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously, meet deadlines and follow regular work flow.
 Demonstrated ability to work well with a team of diverse professionals and volunteers to produce a high quality outcome on time and on budget.
 A proven, passionate commitment to the values, mission and purposes represented by The Trustees of Reservations.


Other Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the Manuscript Processing Archivist is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted, carry large/awkward print folders, and climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any offer for employment is contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check (CORI).


Compensation & Benefits:
This is a part-time, non-exempt position that is expected to last approximately 12 months. As a part time employee, the Manuscript Processing Archivist is eligible for a variety of pro-rated benefits provided by The Trustees, including vacation, sick, and personal time, and the option to participate in our 401k retirement savings plan and our Flexible Spending Account plans.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, along with a resume and salary requirements to:
Alison Bassett, ARC Manager
The Trustees of Reservations
396 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067


Or email to:
abassett@ttor.org


No phone calls please.

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Part time Archivist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA

PART TIME ARCHIVIST POSITION

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BOSTON MA

 

DUTIES: The Boston Children's Hospital Archives seeks a part-time Archivist to handle reference, answer the phone, process and catalog collections, provide history tours, assist with exhibits and perform other duties as assigned by the full-time Hospital Archivist. This position is for 8 hours a week.

 

QUAL: A degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required. Candidates must be able to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills.

 

SALARY: $16-18 / hr depending on experience.

 

TO APPLY: Submit resume and references to bch.history@childrens.harvard.edu

 

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014

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Young Adult's Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian I position in the Dudley Branch. The successful candidate will participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

 

Salary:  $42,000 - $56,638, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  •          Master's degree in library science from an accredited library school
  •          Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school
  •          Other experience working with youth is desirable
  •          Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work
  •          Knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens
  •          Interest in youth and in library work with young adults
  •          Willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships
  •          Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently
  •          Good verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases
  •          Ability to work well with staff and public
  •          Initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy

 

Requirements

  •          Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  •          Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  •          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: February 15, 2014

 

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Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our
access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain
valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, the Access Services Associate actively participates to varying degrees in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. S/he delivers highquality information service to the MIT community across ID&LA service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of library policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and for reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. Position responsibilities may also include handling financial transactions, physical space and collection management, collecting and analyzing statistics, and processing materials for the collections, working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems and issues. The Access Services Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development and streamlining work
practices. S/he also participates in training staff, contributes to the development of documentation and training materials, and is actively involved in planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. The Associate hires and directs the work of student assistants and serves as a resource to library assistants and student and temporary workers, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. S/he may also coordinate staff and student project work. The Associate participates in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Minimum of two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). In-depth experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and a strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, and to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including ability to listen to and understand user requests and to interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, as well as problem solving skills that include ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with integrated library system such as Aleph. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others.


HOURS: 35 hours per week. Tuesday - Saturday schedule including opening and evening shifts; hours may change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

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Part-time Archivist, Cambridge MA

The family of Professor Marshall Goldman (http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/about-us/people/marshall-goldmanis looking to hire a trained archivist to organize his records and prepare them for deposit at the appropriate archival repositories, namely at Harvard University and Wellesley College.  S/he will work
directly with Professor Goldman in his Cambridge office to identify materials, create inventories, and perform preliminary processing.  In addition, s/he will work with archivists at the repositories and staff at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies to identify and prepare records for transfer.

This is part-time work, approximately 15 hours per week, with the desired schedule between 1-5 PM. The position will pay $15-25/hour depending on experience. It is anticipated that this work will continue over two to three months or until the work is completed.

Qualifications:

-MLS from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archival studies. MLS candidates with experience and coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards and those with Master's degrees in public history or archival management will also be considered.
-Experience surveying and processing large archival collections.
-Background or interest in Russian history, politics, and language helpful.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to complete projects on-time.
-Ability to routinely lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
-Possession of a car to drive Professor Goldman home in the evening. (He has a parking spot close to his Harvard office that the individual could use.)

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karla Goldman, kargold@umich.edu.

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Digital Asset Management System Administrator, New England Wild Flower Society, Framingham MA

Digital Asset Management System Administrator
(DAM Specialist/Coordinator)
New England Wild Flower Society
Part-time position: up to 20 hours per week

Reporting to Director of Communications, Manager of Publications.

About New England Wild Flower Society
The mission of New England Wild Flower Society is to conserve and promote the region's native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes.
Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants, New England Wild Flower Society is the nation's oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation, horticulture, and education. The Society's headquarters, Garden in the Woods, is a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham, Massachusetts, that attracts visitors from all over the world. From this base, 25 staff and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity, detect and control invasive species, conduct research, and offer a range of educational programs.

About New England Wild Flower Society's photographic archive of native plants
The Society has collected more than 12,000 slides of native plants. These images have been used to help the Society inform its members and the public at large through its publications, presentations, signage and website. More than 10,000 of these slides have been scanned and are presently being cleaned and color-corrected. The images are being moved into a powerful, web-hosted database (IMS) by Third Light, a digital asset management software with easy-to-use features. When fully operational, it will take only seconds, not hours, to find plants that bloom in June, have yellow flowers, are found in wet habitats, and are native to Connecticut. Since time equals money, savings at the staff level will be great. In addition, hundreds of gorgeous images that have never been seen by the public will be readily available.

Job Description
- Responsible for implementation, administration and workflow of IMS.
- Responsible for assigning appropriate metadata for assets to ensure accurate usage rights.
- Ensure effective metadata tagging, file structure, and find-ability.
- Ensure quality control of images entered into IMS; oversee Photoshop image editing.
- Manage IMS and facilitate the uploading of assets and maintaining/upgrading the system.
- Manage user accounts and control access.
- Facilitate retrieval of previously catalogued images.
- Process raw images using the appropriate software.
- Archive assets as necessary.
- Maintain integrity of all archived files on the system.
- Generate asset download reports.
- Maintain accurate procedures and records for the system.
- Provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users.
- Create documentation for administrative support and training.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in photo cataloguing to gain experience with and apply current theories and practices surrounding digital asset management systems. It's also a great opportunity to bolster your resume with instructional experience and new technology skills.

Requirements
- Technical proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, office software, and standard computer 
software such as Windows and Mac OS.
- Demonstrated ability working with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based 
software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Bridge, 
Microsoft Excel.
- Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level 
of productivity. Excellent spelling and proofreading skills a plus.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Excellent organizational skills, including ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage 
competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to thoroughly quality control the work of yourself and others.
- Self-starter with strong work ethic.

Helpful
Excellent Photoshop skills for image editing and color correction.

Interest in
- Archival or visual resource collection
- Image management and structured data
- Botany, ecology, horticulture or landscape studies
- Gaining hands-on experience using the following software programs: Third Light IMS, 
Adobe Bridge/Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Access

Opening for one person to work part time.

Submit cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation online to: 
or, by mail to:
Rachel Lander
New England WIld Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701

This is a part-time staff position. Candidates must be willing to make at least a one-year commitment.

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Scanning and Document Delivery Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**


The MIT Libraries is seeking a production- and service-oriented individual to contribute to digital imaging activities. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services, document delivery, and digital libraries and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Imaging Supervisor, the Scanning and Document Delivery Assistant participates in all aspects of digital imaging activities for MIT theses or dissertations and slide or flat art materials. S/he receives, batches and tracks projects and uses applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform image processing tasks. S/he prepares documents for scanning, converts documents to PDF or other output formats, and ensures quality control. Document preparation may include searching the library catalog, DSpace repository, or other online sources and identifying content requiring color scanning or additional image treatment. S/he follows established procedures to scan MIT Theses and Dissertations for distribution in MIT's DSpace repository. The Assistant works closely with his/her supervisor and other staff members in meeting customer deadlines and production goals, and in maintaining quality standards for all scanning and document delivery activities. S/he works collaboratively on scanning projects of various sizes and may support fulfillment of document delivery or interlibrary loan requests by scanning articles or other materials held in the Libraries' collections. As a member of the cost recovery Document Services unit, the Assistant will contribute to other activities and projects of the unit as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Two years direct/related experience that provides some understanding of scanning, image correction or library functions; post-high school education can count toward experience. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. Solid experience with standard computer software such as Windows or Mac OS. Demonstrated ability to mastering new software and systems. Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Demonstrated initiative and ability to identify problems and carry out solutions. Aptitude for accurate and detail oriented work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be flexible and to succeed in a fast-past, rapidly-changing environment. Work requires tolerance for exposure to dust and ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes of library materials, and push book trucks. Desired: Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, or image analysis and processing software. Experience in academic or research library environment and/or a customer service setting.


HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

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Scanning and Annex Services Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**


The MIT Libraries is seeking an industrious, service-oriented individual to contribute to document delivery operations of the Library Storage Annex. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to scanning, document delivery, and digital libraries and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Annex Services and User Experience Librarian, the Scanning and Annex Services Assistant oversees the electronic article delivery operations of the Annex. S/he is responsible for liaising with staff in the Libraries Digital Imaging and Resource Sharing departments in applying new document delivery technologies and workflows to an expanding article delivery service. Typical digital scanning duties include: retrieving requested materials from Annex stacks and Harvard Depository; daily preparation of digital scan files for desktop delivery of requested articles; assisting patrons with trouble-shooting tips for downloading documents; management of scanning equipment and software; creating and maintaining related documentation manuals. The Assistant works closely with supervisor and other staff to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities. S/he participates in other Annex functions such as: receiving patron requests; verifying citations in the online catalog; assisting on-site requestors; and, processing new incoming materials for storage. The Assistant communicates and works collaboratively across the Libraries and may participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects. S/he trains and directs the work of student employees and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides some understanding of scanning and library service functions; post-high school education can count toward experience. Experience using library catalogs and other bibliographic databases. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based software applications. Solid experience with standard computer software, demonstrated ability to master new software, systems and technology as well as ability to assist others in their use. Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Evidence of initiative and ability to identify problems and carry out solutions. Demonstrated commitment to and ability to deliver high quality customer services. Aptitude for accurate and detail oriented work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be flexible and to succeed in a fast-past, rapidly-changing environment. Work requires ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes of library materials, push book trucks, and tolerance for exposure to dust. Desired: Experience in academic or research library environment. Experience in a customer service setting. Experience working with interlibrary loan or document delivery and software such as Aleph and ILLiad.


HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.


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Part-Time Young Adult Librarian, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut MA


The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing librarian to serve the young adults of Dracut.

This is a professional, part-time position requiring, a background in young adult services, knowledge of print and non-print materials pertinent to this age group and the
ability to interact with seventh grade students and up. This part-time position will be for an average of 18 hours a week with no benefits and will include hours compatible with
student hours, late afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

This person will be responsible for developing a comprehensive program that encourages young teens to be active library users. Reference desk work is also required.

An advanced degree in Library Science or secondary education is preferred. Alternately, at least three years of experience working with young adults in school or Library environment will be considered. Graduate School of Library and Information Science students are encouraged to apply.

$13.29 per hour

Open until filled

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three
references to:


Mr. William M. Zounes
Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

alternately, you may email the above information to:  humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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Archives Assistant, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown MA

The Archives at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA is hiring an Archives Assistant, the job is part-time (up to 18 hours/week):

 

The application is available through our online career center:http://www.perkins.org/about-us/careers/index.html

Primary Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Archivist, the Archives Assistant is responsible for processing archival collections including organization, description, and preservation measures, assisting with digital collections including photography, scanning, and metadata creation. Assist with updating the archives website and social media accounts, and other duties including inventory, data entry, and transcription projects.


Tasks Performed:
Implements uniform arrangement, description, and preservation standards to ensure that collections are efficiently, effectively, and appropriately processed. Writing finding aids and creating other documents to improve collection description and access. Responsible for digitization, post-production and image correction, and metadata creation for online exhibits of archival materials. Updating the archives website, and content creation for social media (Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest). Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned, including assuming duties in the absence of the Archivist.


Essential Functions:
Ability to properly handle fragile, historic materials. Knowledge of digital scanning, image editing, and web page design and development. Knowledge of digital content standards and metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, METS). Possess knowledge of archives and special collections work routines. Possess knowledge of copyright law. Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and to current trends related to digitization. Ability to provide reference and research assistance. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills.


Minimum Physical Requirements:
Lifting, carrying and/or moving of boxes, some of which could be heavy or require the use of carts, bending, pulling, collating, and filing. Significant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.


Desired Education:
Master's degree or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited Master's program.


Desired Major:
Library Information Science


Desired Job Experience:
Current enrollment in a Master's program, an advanced degree in a related disciplinary field with archival management coursework and/or experience. Experience arranging, processing, and preserving archival collections. Working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD.


Certifications Required:
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Information Science.

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Technology Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington MA

Technology Librarian

Wilmington Memorial Library

 

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a full-time Technology Librarian position responsible for developing and implementing technology services.  We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting.  This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include supervision of all computerized tasks and functions throughout the library including maintaining library computers and related equipment, coordinating network computer services, managing library's web site and other web based resources, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the information desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment.  Schedule is 35 hours per week with some evenings and every third Saturday from September through June. 

 

 

Qualifications:   MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not required. Tech savvy individuals who are MLS Degree candidates or have experience working in a library setting will be considered. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design, including HTML/CSS and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is required.  The successful candidate will be a self starter who has the demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology. Must be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service.  Experience providing computer training to individuals and groups a plus.

 

Salary:  $47,371-$59,945

 

 

Closing date:    February 14, 2014

 

APPLICATION:    Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant  Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: kamaral@wilmingtonma.gov

 

 

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Director of Library Media Services, Whitinsville Christian School, Whitinsville MA

Whitinsville Christian School is looking to fill the Library Media Center Director position. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide visionary leadership for responsible use of information by students and staff at Whitinsville Christian School. The successful candidate will join an energetic and visionary leadership team committed to a Biblically reformed perspective in Christian education.   Whitinsville Christian School is a thriving community of learners focused on our calling to experience the Lordship of Christ in every aspect of our lives. The position will commence with the 2014-15 school year.

Requirements for the position include the following.

  • Commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord Commitment to the mission of Whitinsville Christian School
  • Teaching credential
  • Master's degree in Library Science

Please contact Lance Engbers, Headmaster (508-372-3246 or lengbers@wcs.mec.edu) for additional information regarding the job description, the application for the position, and the time frame for filling the position.

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Reference Librarian, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA

FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN: (Library Services) Lawrence Campus.   37.5 hours per week, Hours are Monday -Thursday, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) Anticipated start date: February, 2014

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for participating in all aspects of academic library operations, including reference, inter-library loan and circulation services at the Lawrence Campus Library. Provide a full-range of quality individual reference services and group information literacy sessions to NECC community. Assist in the selection of materials for the library's collections. Other duties as assigned depending on strengths and interests.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in automated library systems and database and Internet searching.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required and a familiarity with website design, web page editing, and library marketing is strongly preferred. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the goals of a multicultural population

 

PREFERENCES:  

  • Experience working in a Community College library.
  • Experience creating LibGuides or other multi-media reference resources.

 

 

SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $52,564.00 - $62,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #5

 

TO APPLY: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=46185

 

 

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014                                                    

 

 

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Cataloger And Classifier, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

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

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

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

Job Purpose: 
Responsible for performing entry-level phases of descriptive and subject cataloging for review, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language and / or subject knowledge. 

Reports to: 
Chief of Cataloging or delegate 

Supervises: 
As assigned, assists in supervision of pre-professional and non-professional staff 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Assists in performing one or all phases of descriptive or subject cataloging, including basic original cataloging and classification, which may require special language or subject knowledge. 

2. Assists in the processing of library materials by creating or editing bibliographic records in the appropriate MARC format. 

3. Participates in special projects involving the modification of large numbers of bibliographic records. 

4. Maintains a consistent output of cataloging, copy-cataloging, classification and database maintenance according to a competitive, departmental standard for entry-level catalogers. 

5. Accurately catalogs titles at various bibliographic levels including minimal, core, and full level standards as directed. 

6. Processes library materials according to designated priorities. 

7. Assists in training of pre-professional and non-professional staff. 

8. Assists in evaluating and suggesting changes in policies and procedures concerning descriptive and subject cataloging. 

9. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

A bachelors degree from a recognized college or university and a masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 

Basic knowledge of library catalogs and other bibliographic tools and sources; basic knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices and procedures for coding bibliographic records in the MARC format; ability to learn and apply highly detailed standards and techniques.  Relevant language or subject knowledge and / or specialized training may also be required.  Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a group.  Dependability.  

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. 

Terms: 
Union/Salary Plan/Grade:    PSA/P-1 (2 Temporary, Part - time positions) 
Hours per week:  18 

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

To apply:

https://recruit.cityofboston.gov:8443/psc/prdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=346969&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Medical Librarian, VA Medical Center, White River Junction VT

DUTIES:

The Medical Librarian is located at the VA Medical Center, White River Junction (WRJ), VT. The person in this position works to inform evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills, training and supporting WRJ clinical and research professionals to access evidence-based clinical resources with skill and competence. The Medical Librarian provides and promotes expert clinical librarian services at the point of care and need for WRJ clinical teams, on clinical rounds or morning report with house staff, and other clinical trainees. The Medical Librarian develops opportunities to collaborate with WRJ clinicians and researchers to develop special information/knowledge projects or to customize access and/or results from information tools, databases, e-books, e-journals, and other e-resources provided by the VA VISN 1 Knowledge Library. The Medical Librarian works directly with the WRJ users and patients in clinics, labs, offices, or electronically to assist, train, and deliver these knowledge and information tools. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assists in locating materials and how to access/use online resources;
Provides reference service as a team member and acts as a mentor for junior staff: Instructs and assists staff in the use of databases, e-journals, e-books, etc.;
Participates in the acquisition, processing and de-activation of library materials;
Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams (clinicians, Service Chiefs, house staff, etc.);
Collaborates on the Knowledge and Information Services Center's web development to enhance access, display and utilization of key library resources;
Participates on collaborative teams to identify and implement decision support and knowledge-based content;
Oversees the efficient operation of the Library/Knowledge Service Center;
Develops effective user aids, training programs, plus employs pro-active local marketing/promotion strategies;
Teaches and/or develops information tools, knowledge resources, and/or services that focus on building clinical information literacy, knowledge management, and clinical decision making skills;
Participates in local and regional information networks;
Assists in the compilation of usage, cost and effectiveness statistics on all e-content and Library Services;
Works on statistical reports and works to improve quality and/or identify opportunities for redesign; and
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00AM - 4:30PM

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) 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. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

-OR-


A total of at least five (5) 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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

~AND~


In addition to the Basic Requirements above, to qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following requirements:


Experience: You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Librarian. Examples of specialized experience would be serving as an information specialist providing reference services, literature searches, and information consulting to medical center professional staff, trainees and clients; experience must demonstrate the ability to perform in the functional areas of work covered by this series, medical librarianship; understands the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in this field; maintains up-to-date information on the state of the art; plans, coordinates, and carries out the successive steps in reference work, fact-finding and analysis of search results, problems or issues in accordance with accepted librarian practices; plans, develops, and implements library outreach and library/information services marketing programs; requires a variety of oral, written and graphic communications methods and techniques in presenting information about the medical center and library's services and resources; and develops detailed plans, goals and objectives for the long-range implementation and administration of the library and information services program. Note: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

~OR~


Education: Successful completion of three (3) 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) directly related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

~OR~


Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: "I have experience and/or internship with Medical or Science Librarianship."


You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Knowledge of library resources
Ability to engage with a wide variety of individuals
Computer skills
Ability to communicate effectively
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The work is primarily sedentary, although some physical effort may be required. Some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items, computer equipment, presentation aids, displays and packets is required. You may be required to make periodic visits to other facilities, local community organizations, training sites, and other locations. Work is typ0ically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. The work may require walking between clinical areas and travel between Medical Centers and Community Based Outreach Clinics.

Job particulars and application information is at -
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359784400

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Part-Time Library Director, Marstons Mills Public Library, Marston Mills MA

QUAL: A Masters Degree in library sciences or equivalent is preferred, plus three years of supervisory experience. Candidate must possess strong communication skills, a broad knowledge of modern library operation, and experience with computer hardware and software with the ability to work effectively with budget and physical plant management. Candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain a Massachusetts Certificate of Librarianship.

DUTIES: The MMPL is a small library serving a village of 10,000 people located in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod. The library's collection comprises approximately 20,000 books, CDs and DVDs and other materials; the 2014 budget is $235.000. The director supervises a staff of seven employees, one full time and six part time, as well as volunteers.

The director is the administrative officer of the library.  Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the director plans, organizes and administers all aspects of library services which include personnel, policies, programs and financial resources.  In an effort to provide quality library services to the community, the director works closely with the Board of Trustees to accomplish short and long term planning for the library facility and services.

SALARY: range is $38-$42,000

HOURS: 32 hours per week

TO APPLY: Please reply to:  Marstons Mills Public Library, P. O Box 9, Marstons Mills, MA 02648.  Attention:  Search Committee or email reply to: reneevoorhees@gmail.com  Subject line: MMPL Job Application Director

Fax: (508)420-5194

DEADLINE: March 3, 2014

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Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover MA

Executive Director - chief executive with vision to lead the 36-member public library consortium Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (No. Andover) Massachusetts.

Qualifications - MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA, non-profit management or equivalent training and experience. Familiarity with current and emerging library technology; ability to plan for integration of new technology as appropriate for more effective delivery of network services. Significant experience with managing library operations including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience.

Duties - overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; reports to an Executive Committee.

Salary - $87,750+ commensurate with experience.

Available:  Until filled.  Situated 5 miles from NH border. 

Send -- Letter of application, resume and three references to:

                            

                            

 Ellen Rainville, MVLC Search Chair

J. V. Fletcher Library

50 Main St.

Westford MA 01886

erainville@westfordma.gov

T: 978-399-2312

F: 978-692-0287       

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Access Services Librarian, 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.

Shapiro Library will be moving in the summer of 2014 into a brand new 50,000 square foot building. This position will have the exciting opportunity to lead the Access Services Department during this transition from a traditional library building to a state of the art library learning commons.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

•Provide leadership and management for Access Services including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan/document delivery, and stack maintenance

•Direct and coordinate 6 staff and student assistants

•Ensure adequate staffing to maintain library hours and services regardless of inclement weather

•Work with the Library Dean to design new policies, procedures, and services to enhance the quality of library use for all library patrons

•Run the library facility in the absence of the Dean

•Recommend budget allocations for the Access Services Department, and monitoring expenditures for materials, services, staff, and student workers

•Set and adjust library hours of operation in direct consultation with the Library Dean

•Coordinate the monitoring of the library building for facilities and public safety issues

•Participate in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

•Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

•Provide some reference desk coverage and conducting library instruction classes

•Act as a library liaison to assigned school/department/division

•Assist patrons in the use of technology, including laptops, network connectivity, and printing

•Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

•Minimum of 2 years academic library experience in Access Services

•Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals

•ALA-accredited MLS

•Relevant professional experience including successful management/supervisory experience

•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer services

•Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources

•Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, and web searching and basic computer troubleshooting

•Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred

•Strong oral and written communication skills

•Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/8973.

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Associate, Used and Rare Book Dealer, North Reading MA

A North Reading-based used and rare book dealer of 15 years has an opening for an associate with a love of books and a potential to work in the book business.

Seeking a well organized person to catalog interesting and scarce books, in most fields, but with a specialty in Architecture, Preservation, and the Building Trades.

Organizational skills are important (inventory control and the ability to multi-task), as well as the ability to learn computer programs.

Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus.

If you like books, it's a fun environment, flexible and fairly relaxed, although efficiency is vital and there are some deadlines to be met.

Responsible for assisting in the production of a monthly e-catalog (i.e. a blog newsletter going out to our ca 10,000 customers)

We are primarily an Internet and Trade Show Conference business.

Our shop/headquarters is in North Reading, Mass.; hours are flexible, 10 - 20 per week is ideal, but negotiable. Salary $9-12/hr depending on experience.

Forward resume to

rarebookstore@comcast.net


Steven Schuyler, Bookseller
A member of MARIAB
129 Park Street
North Reading , MA 01864 USA
www.rarebookstore.net
978 664 5959
c. 978 660 0510

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