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

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

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

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

Terms of Reference - Content Manager

Employment type: Contract

Telecommute: Allowed

 

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

 

Duties

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

Specific duties will include:

 

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

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

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

o   Content requirements identification

o   Content solution design and implementation

o   Editorial standards definition and content authoring

o   Content migration planning and execution

o   Content publishing and operational support

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

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

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

·         Enthusiasm for assuming responsibility and accountability.

·         A flair for critical thinking.

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


Other Requirements

·         Starting date: As required

·         Duration: Minimum six months with possibility for extension

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

 

How to apply

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

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

●     Proposed hourly rate

to  connollys@un.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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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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Text Analyst,The Sentio Group, Norcross GA

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Salary position, great benefits and relocation can be provided.

To apply contact:

Donna Bowling

The Sentio Group, LLC

Direct   404-364-3456

Cell       404-414-6475

dbowling@sentioit.com

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Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH

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

 

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

Job Requirements

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

 

 Provides quality control for WorldCat by:

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

 

 

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years experience in the following:

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

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

LINK TO APPLY: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25239&siteid=5014&AReq=670628BR&Codes=LOWES

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

Job Posting Title Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst
Job ID 683117BR



Job Description

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


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


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


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


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

Essential Responsibilities: 


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


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


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


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

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

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

LINK TO APPLY: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25239&siteid=5014&AReq=683117BR&Codes=LOWES

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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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Taxonomist, Apple, Santa Clara Valley CA

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


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

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

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

What you'll do

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

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

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch Systems, San Jose CA


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


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


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


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

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

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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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Taxonomist, Morgan Stanley, New York NY

Job Number:

: 3021092

Posting Date

: Apr 3, 2014

Primary Location

: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

Education Level

: Bachelor's Degree

Job

: Operational Risk

Employment Type

: Full Time

Job Level

: Associate
 
Description

Morgan Stanley's Operational Risk Department (ORD) is looking to hire a full-time Associate based in New York. The ORD is responsible for partnering with the Business Units and other functional areas as the first line of defense for operational risk management. The ORD is considered the delivery arm of operational risk for the Firm.

 

The selected individual will be responsible to act as a facilitator for the Taxonomy project. The Taxonomy project is an effort to create a standardized inventory of critical processes, risks and controls across the the firm. This position will require working with business areas at all levels across the Firm, including frequent communication with Business Unit Risk Management, as well as coordination between the Operational Risk Department and Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia ORD) counterparts.

 

Specific responsibilities would include: 
• Perform analysis to understand the current taxonomy, and interact with stakeholders to refine and build out the next generation of the taxonomies
• Resolve issues and assist in the development/definition of the next generation taxonomy
• Coordinate meetings with subject matter experts to elicit feedback/changes to the taxonomy
• Document changes
• Liaise with the Stakeholders to communicate changes and manage data governance
• Coordinate activities, including mapping to secondary taxonomies, enrichment of taxonomies, and abiding by guiding principles 
• Handle ambiguity, manage complex processes, and escalate issues as necessary
• Drive team to meet deadlines and deliver top-quality, detailed work product

 
Qualifications
-2-5 years experience as a manager dealing with front office business or operations. 
- Prior experience working in a financial service or consulting firm a plus. 
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. 
- Ability to actively and proactively engage with key stakeholders (i.e., not afraid to speak up).
-Exceptional organizational skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a penchant for getting to the root cause of an issue.
-Analytical, creative, problem solving mindset. Flexibility is a key element, as the role will require the ability to understand and react to changes in priorities.
-Self-starter execution focused.
 

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich MA

Digital Imaging Coordinator

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Skills 

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

About EBSCO Information Services: What We Offer

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

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

About the Content Management Department

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

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

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

 

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Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York NY

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York's cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

Position Overview:

The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA. 

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO's offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Metadata Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
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Footwear Taxonomy Specialist, Shoefitr, Pittsburgh PA

Footwear Analyst 

Shoefitr aims to bridge the gap between in-store and online shopping by mimicking the tactile offline shopping experience. Our first product is software that helps online shoe shoppers find the best-fitting shoe when shopping online. We ask a shopper what shoe and size she currently wears, compare it to the shoe she wants to buy, and recommend the best-fitting size. We accomplish this with a database of internal shoe measurements acquired using 3D scanning technology. Our software is in use worldwide and our customer base is growing.
You may have read about us in TechCrunch, Time Magazine, CNet, or on Hacker Ne¬ws. We are a quickly growing company and are looking for leaders to help take the company to the next level and transform e-commerce.

About the Position

We are looking for someone who can work at approximately 25-28 hours during the week, Tuesday through Friday.  This position involves using categorization software to capture and group data Shoefitr gathers across the footwear industry.   You will be making categorization decisions and troubleshooting issues unique to the footwear industry.  This is a fun position where students or recent grads have an incredible opportunity to learn about 3D imaging technology, shoes, and startups.  Immediate start is desired. Hours are flexible within the 9AM to 6PM timeframe, Tuesday-Friday. We are located conveniently near Pitt and CMU on Oakland Ave.

About You

-  Demonstrated ability to learn new process quickly

-  Can work well with others

-  Ability to communicate questions and issues effectively

-  Computer Skills

-  Responsible and takes ownership of work

Bonus Points If

- You are fluent in a second language

- You enjoy the outdoors

Benefits

-  Flexible schedule

-  Fun work environment

-  Exposure to a fast growing startup.

Pay

$10 / hour, paid bi-weekly

Link to apply: http://shoefitr.theresumator.com/apply/job_20140331171900_O2N2IQKQAUH3WQ2P/Footwear-Taxonomy-Specialist.html?source=INDE

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Taxonomist, Capital Group, Los Angeles CA

The Capital Group has a position opening for a taxonomist

Position Title: Taxonomist
AutoReqId: 16488BR
Functional Area: Digital/Web
Work Location: Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
Personnel Area: (Company) 990 : CGC
Org Unit Number/Name: 70035470 : AFWeb User Experience

Responsibilities

  • Establish a formal and sustainable taxonomy practice within the organization
  • Develop semantic infrastructure for content delivery
  • Create an enterprise taxonomy (controlled vocabulary and organization structure)
  • Work may include analyzing search logs; working with business and SEO analysts; and conducting competitive analysis
  • Work with technical, product, and business teams to develop metadata schema for web pages, digital assets, and con
  • Assess functionality of tagging capabilities in Adobe CQ5 and, if needed, research and define requirements for additio
  • Provide input on the creation of tagging workflows
  • Guide content creators/taggers on application of taxonomy and terms, and monitor to ensure assets are tagged corre
  • Develop and document process for ongoing taxonomy maintenance
  • Maintain and evolve DAM structure, including metadata schema and tags
  • Ownership of taxonomy tool
  • Lead Taxonomy Governance meetings
  • Train content creators/taggers
  • Determines where new content types, pages, sections, etc. belong within the authoring environment (folder structure
  • Maps relationships between sets within the repository for reuse
  • Evolves existing sets and elements within enterprise
  • Analyzes fragments and other ad hoc reuse cases to determine if they should be elevated to the set level
  • Coordinates rollout of new sets and elements



Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences or Information Management, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience developing controlled vocabularies or other systems for classification, information retrieval, or asset mana
  • Deep understanding of the application of taxonomy and metadata for content and digital asset management
  • Experience working with content management systems and digital asset managers
  • Ability to solicit stakeholder input via interactive workshops, interviews, or other methods
  • Ability to analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions about taxonomy structure

Primary Manager: Angelo Funicelli
HR Contact/Recruiter: Ashley Lehto
 Ashley_Lehto@capgroup.com, (317) 706-5857

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Taxonomist & Browse Developer, Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle WA

Who We Are

Since 1994, Amazon has evolved from a single retail website to become a global development platform as well as an e-commerce and publishing partner. Innovation is in our DNA, and we constantly seek out the world's brightest technology minds to research and develop new solutions to improve the lives of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Because that's what being Earth's most customer-centric company is all about, and it's still Day One at Amazon.

Job Description

Amazon.com, a Fortune 200 company with over US$48 billion in annual sales, is based in Seattle, US. Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in dozens of product categories.

We are looking for a Browse Developer & Taxonomist as part of the Catalog Quality team in Seattle, Washington.

We are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a smart and passionate person to join our global team of taxonomists. You will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on our sites. As a taxonomist you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy and fun to shop on our sites globally.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
· Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for our customers globally.
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and ensure products end up in the right place for our customers.
· Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of business and technical stakeholders.
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our navigation structures.
· Help develop tools and update product data.

Qualifications

· Bachelor degree, or equivalent professional experience.
· 1-2 years experience in data retrieval techniques.
· Experience working with catalog and classification systems and creation of thesauri.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Information Management
· Basic experience working with UNIX or Perl regular expression.
· Someone who is smart, enjoys doing good work, and is genuinely interested in improving the customer experience of our sites globally.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent English language skill
· Ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language.
· Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated and calm under pressure.

Apply online at: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/253897/taxonomist-browse-developer

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Marketing Taxonomist, Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg IL

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


Department Description

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

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

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

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

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

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Legal Research Librarian, Boston MA

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Qualifications:

 

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

 

To apply:

 

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

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Director of Student Conduct, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

About Binghamton University:


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


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

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


Job Description:

Budget Title:   (SL-5) Senior Staff Associate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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


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


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

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


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

 

Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

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


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   4/9/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

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

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

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

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

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

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Database Specialist, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

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

 

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

 

 

Additional responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bshk8qt

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Diversity Fellowship Program (Research), OCLC, Dublin OH

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

The following skills are preferred:

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

Salary and Benefits 

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

 

OCLC Candidate Profile 

 

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

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

Essay

 

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

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

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

  

Application Procedures

 

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

 

Important: 

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

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

 

Timeline and Key Dates

 

                Application Deadline:  March 21, 2014

                Anticipated Start Date:  June 23, 2014

  

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

 

 

 

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

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Regional Manager - Special Sales, OCLC, Dublin OH

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

Job Summary

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

 

About the Chicago Collections Consortium Portal

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

 

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

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

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

Minimum Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Requirements

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

 

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

 

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

 

Salary: Minimum $55,000

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

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

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Category Analyst, Etsy, Brooklyn NY

Join us in creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace.

 

As a category analyst, you will be responsible for creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace. As a member of Etsy's SEO team, you will work side by side with Product, Product Marketing, Merchandising, User Research, and Data teams. This is a 6-month contract position based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

 

About the Team

 

Etsy's SEO team is small, but has a huge impact. We're responsible for making items findable on Etsy, and making Etsy findable on the rest of the internet. Our work touches key aspects of the shopping experience on Etsy, including search, browse, and navigation. We have a set of highly ambitious goals ahead of us, and we hope you'll join us in making them a reality!

 

About the Job

 

As a Category Analyst at Etsy, you will:

● Audit Etsy's marketplace to understand potential overlaps and identify growth opportunities.

● Develop, evaluate, and manage taxonomy strategies.

● Organize Etsy's marketplace to delight shoppers and deliver against Etsy's business goals.

● Work with our user research team to drive efforts to test changes to marketplace organization.

● Leverage data, both qualitative and quantitative, and e-commerce and/or retail expertise to inform decisions.

● Identify category attributes and structured data to drive search and browse refinement.

About You

 

● At least 3-5 years of experience in a related role.

● Experience organizing, merchandizing, or buying for an online retail experience.

● Proven experience with collecting and analyzing data to inform decisions.

● Passionate about creating a compelling shopping experience.

● Exceptional written and oral communication skills; capable of speaking fluently in and understanding the Etsy voice.

● Proactive, can-do attitude with strong interpersonal skills- comfortable working with all functions and levels of the organization.

● Strategist and implementer- we are a small team, and need people ready to roll up their sleeves and make an impact right away.

● Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate potential feedback or issues and solve for them upfront.

● Contagious enthusiasm for and belief in the Etsy marketplace and vision!

What's Next

 

If you're interested in joining the team, please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oWEzYfwR&s=Y!TaxonomyJobs. You won't be surprised to hear, though, that we won't consider resumes without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Twitter, Facebook, rap sheet), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides designing beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we'd love to hear about it.

 

If necessary, contact mia@etsy.com

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DevOps Engineer, New York University, New York NY

Description: We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to plan, configure, and manage both in-house and cloud environments. You will also provide technical assistance in a variety of faculty research projects.

 

Our unit is a group of digitizers, developers, designers, and project managers who process, enable access to, and preserve digital materials.

 

Our infrastructure includes:

 

  • CentOS servers, with a few Solaris hosts
  • Apache/Tomcat for Java applications
  • LAMP stack for Drupal and WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Monitoring via Nagios
  • A handful of cloud environments for specific applications
  • Mac workstations for digitization
  • Local SAN infrastructure for digitization workspace
  • Cameras, scanners, and video digitization equipment

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and implement robust publishing platform
  • Implement, tune, and maintain LAMP, LAPP, and Tomcat environments
  • Plan and implement redundant storage architecture
  • Implement changes to ensure system uptime and disaster recovery
  • Compare in-house vs. cloud environments for each service and implement best solution
  • Implement system changes for high availability
  • Plan, implement, and troubleshoot upgrade of digitization workstations
  • Interact with librarians, staff, and scholars as appropriate in support of digital initiatives

 

For more information about DLTS, see: http://dlib.nyu.edu

 

Education: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

Experience: Minimum of 4 years' relevant experience required; preferably experience in higher education in a research library environment

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

  • Linux administration (any flavor) 
  • LAMP and Tomcat environment setup and maintenance 
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative environment with technical and non-technical partners 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MySQL and PostgreSQL database administration
  • Scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP)
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Experience with cloud hosting
  • Drupal platform administration
  • Experience installing and maintaining open-source applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues 
  • Knowledge of Mac hardware
  • Familiarity with video processing

 

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and background. NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually.

 

To Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically states how background and experiences are relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

 

Please apply through NYU's application management system. Please click on the following link or copy and paste it onto your browser.

 

http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57460

 

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Search Analyst, DigitalGov Search Team, General Services Administration (GSA), Washington DC


http://search.digitalgov.gov/blog/job-opening.html

Do you have a passion for search and helping the public find good, relevant search results? Do you enjoy being part of a small, innovative team? If so, apply for the position working on DigitalGov Search, GSA's award-winning hosted service that powers the search box on 1,500 government websites.

The job announcement will appear on USAJOBS.gov in late March. The position is in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. It will be posted as an IT Specialist, GS-2210-11/12.

We're looking for an enthusiastic, talented person to help support DigitalGov Search. The position will support efforts to develop, maintain, and improve DigitalGov Search. It will focus on understanding information access and retrieval, especially search, to guide the information architecture, user interface, and policy decisions that enhance searchers' experience on sites that use DigitalGov Search. It will also focus on designing and implementing processes to ensure that our agency customers have the best possible experience with our service.

The announcement will be posted for 10 business days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's interest in accelerating the hiring process and shouldn't be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

About Us: We're a commercial-grade service that gives the public a great search experience on government websites. With about 20 million searches each month, we power the search box on some of the most visited government websites, including NASA.gov, SocialSecurity.gov, USA.gov, USCIS.gov, WhiteHouse.gov, and 12 states' websites. It's so easy to take for granted. You go to a website, enter a term in the search box, and find the results you're looking for. But imagine the cost and time involved if every government agency and website had to acquire and run its own search engine. We take that burden off agencies' hands. By using free or low-cost commercial APIs and open source software, we currently provide the service free to any federal, state, or local agency.

We're sending this pre-announcement so you can spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  As soon as the job announcement opens, we'll forward a link to it so that interested persons can apply.  Contact Ammie Farraj Feijoo, DigitalGov Search Manager, at ammie.farrajfeijoo@gsa.gov for further information about the position.

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Sr Taxonomy Manager, Allrecipes.com, Seattle WA

Job Title: Sr Taxonomy Manager

Requisition #: PUBL7296
Department: AR International Edit & Art

About Allrecipes.com: 
Allrecipes.com, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 750 million annual visits from home cooks around the world who discover and share personal food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, videos, profiles, and blog posts. Since launching in 1997, the Seattle-based company's sites, apps and eBooks have served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips. Allrecipes' is a global, multiplatform brand with 17 websites, 9 mobile apps, and 13 eBooks serving cooks in 23 countries and 11 languages. 
Allrecipes.com is a collaborative, innovative, data-driven environment where you can quickly see the results of your efforts. This is your chance to be a part of a company leveraging the latest technologies to help people be more successful at cooking their everyday meals. High performance, creative problem solving, and responsibility are not just buzzwords but an integral part of what we do every day. We are laser-focused on designing and building amazing products and always make sure to surround ourselves with talented, smart, compassionate people in a fun, friendly, fast-paced environment. 
Allrecipes.com is part of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) the leading media and marketing company serving American women. 
As a senior taxonomy manager you will lead the information architecture strategy for multiple international sites to ensure that we have an effective taxonomy for each site to drive customer acquisition through SEO as well as an intuitive user experience that promotes user engagement and retention. This is an internal consultant role. You will work directly with site specific teams to implement taxonomies and regularly monitor site usage and SEO performance to ensure continued improvement. You must be able to build productive, collaborative relationships across the organization. The role requires strong analytical skills balanced with customer focus and a deep understanding of the body of content and business needs.
Essential Job Functions
• Perform competitive analysis and industry research.
• Work closely with Lead Editorial Producer for each site to assess the current taxonomy, understand culturally-related needs, and identify areas of opportunity. 
• Work closely with each Lead Editorial Producer to build a prioritized and actionable plan for each site.
• Regularly monitor and report on individual site performance against goals. 
• Work closely with site design, development and product management to collaborate and ensure that content structure and strategy aligns with site plans and UI.
Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.
Education:
• MLIS (Masters in Library Sciences) degree or equivalent experience 
Experience:
• 10+ years of online or interactive experience required.
• At least 5+ years creating complex taxonomies for a large body of content, ideally for a consumer-facing application.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong Experience with web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Optify, Omniture, Hitwise, etc...)
• Strong Experience in SEO best practices.
• A passion for global food culture. 
• Fluency in multiple languages preferred. 
• Proven ability to initiate and manage the delivery of multiple products on time.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent communicator and collaborator. 

Employment Status:Full Time
Location:Seattle, WA 

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Senior Manager of Development, City Year, Boston MA

Position Overview:
City Year is seeking a dynamic, creative, and detail-oriented Senior Manager of Development. As part of the Development Operations Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager will initiate and support a range of activities for City Year's Site and Headquarters-based development staff, including general database administrative support, serving as point person for reporting and data management needs, distribution of the City Year 'event kits' and related technology components, and coordination of pledge reminders and gift submissions.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development Operations and working closely with the Center for Excellence team, the Senior Manager is also responsible for improving the use of donor information and prospect research for engagement, cultivation, and solicitation purposes.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead business intelligence activities, including reporting and dashboard support to Development Professional and Senior Management.
  • Work closely with the Development Data Analyst and Center for Excellence team to implement a data-quality and cleansing strategy for our CRM (a Salesforce platform) and provide other general database administration support.
  • Act as customer service point for day-to-day CRM reporting needs, troubleshooting and technical questions.
  • Optimize use of database and stay current on technological trends that impact City Year's operation.
  • Manage assignment, distribution and logistics of the Events Kit and related technologies and devices.
  • Support development of the CRM's Events Module.
  • Lead Headquarters development team to ensure updated CRM records, pledge notices and gift transmittals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development Operations.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 3 or more years of project management experience in a development, communications, or account management role.
  • Excellent database skills, with Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and think critically.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to engage a wide range of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and skills.
  • Strong base knowledge of fundraising including foundation and corporate relations, individual giving programs, and special events.
  • Commitment to helping a highly successful organization in implementing systems and structures to support significant growth.
  • Strategic, analytical approach combined with a strong work ethic, interpersonal professionalism and charisma.
  • Deep understanding of City Year's mission and the national service movement is helpful.


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Qualified applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Tony Panciera, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development, at cyjobs@cityyear.org, with "Senior Manager of Development" in the subject line.

For more info: http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Jobs/_HQ/Senior_Manager_of_Development.aspx

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Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails), WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston MA

Position Title: Associate Developer (Ruby on Rails)

Position Type: Project Contract 12/02/13 to 12/31/14+

Company: WGBH Educational Foundation

Department: Media Library & Archives

Department Overview:
WGBH produces the best and most well-known television, radio and online programs for public media. The WGBH Media Library and Archives preserves and helps re-purpose WGBH creations into the future. The MLA establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH's physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

Position Overview:
The WGBH Media Library and Archives system will be based on the Hydra Project technology stack, which includes Ruby on Rails, Blacklight, Apache Solr, and the Fedora Commons repository. Working closely with the Media Library and Archive's Director, Project Manager, Developer and Systems Analyst, as well as a WGBH Interactive Designer, the web developer will continue to develop the Open Vault website: http://openvault.wgbh.org and ongoing work to improve the digital asset management system.

Ideal candidates should be:
• comfortable working in teams of 2 to 6
• able to communicate clearly and respectfully to all team members, both technical and non-technical
• willing to explore new technologies

Duties will depend on individual strengths, but may include any of:
• general Rails development
• streaming video integration and presentation
• organizing and writing documentation
• usage stats and analytics
• DevOps and deployment
• performance stats, analysis and optimization

Bonus skills specific to our projects include experience or familiarity with:
*Solr search indexes
*Fedora commons repository
*XML, XSL, and manipulating XML with Nokogiri ruby gem
*SPARQL
*Rails deployment with Capistrano

Skills Required:
To perform the required duties, the Developer must have more than 1 year
of work experience developing web applications. Demonstrated interest in
library or moving images archive issues preferred.



Required skills for all duties include having working knowledge of:
• Ruby >= 1.9.3
• Rails >= 3.2.0, common conventions, patterns, and best practices, TDD with Rspec and Capybara (or equivalent)
• Github
• CSS3 + HTML5
• XML basics
• working from command line (OS X or Linux)

Other skills that will come in handy for other project tasks include having a experience in:
• SCSS
• jQuery
• Twitter Bootstrap
• how REST apis work
• Rails gem patterns
• HTML 5 video players
• ability to write raw SQL 


Educational Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science required.


Compensation:
Compensation for this position will be determined by the skills, background, education and availability of the candidate for the Contract period.

Applying for the Position:
Candidates should apply at www.wgbh.org/careers. Reference Job REQ# P-1075

Further questions can be addressed to Dani Baptista (dani_baptista@wgbh.org). Please put "REQ# P-1075 Associate Developer" in the subject line.

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Pharmacy Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.  Understanding of teaching,
learning and research trends in the health sciences. Evidence of program development and project management skills.  An undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a
demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)


For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877

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Bioinformatics Specialist, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Hlth Sci Librs & Technologies

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Position Description:

The Bioinformatics Specialist serves as the primary liaison between Edward G. Miner Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and is pivotal to defining, expanding, and supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management.

The Bioinformatics Specialist is responsible for developing and growing a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library. This service will provide education, training and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data at the URMC. As an integral member of Miner's Research and Education team, the Bioinformatics Specialist will develop the educational programs at the heart of the BCES, provide classroom training to students, develop novel services and tools, and serve as a consultant to researchers, faculty, staff and students at URMC.

Our engagement-centered model embraces the concept that the Bioinformatics Specialist, like all library staff, has leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Medical Center Libraries and Technologies. Leadership on the part of the Bioinformatics Specialist will include activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees and task forces, locally, nationally, and internationally, and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library.
  • Serve as primary liaison to clinical and basic science researchers. Take initiative to identify, meet and facilitate on-going, two-way communication-individually and in groups - in regard to service expectations and resource needs. Work collaboratively with Miner librarians to develop strategies to meet these needs.
  • Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction through a variety of methods. Encourage and support lifelong learning in a highly complex and constantly changing information environment.
  • Provide in-depth, specialized research consultation as part of BCES services.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • MS in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.)
  • 2-5 years' experience working in a research lab.
  • Experience using bioinformatics software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting bioinformatics data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and education.
  • Interest in and aptitude for learning new software, tools, and programming languages.
  • Experience with web development software, social networking tools and mobile devices, teaching adult learners, speaking fluently and persuasively before a group.
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards and emerging technologies in bioinformatics.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.). Experience programming in R, Perl, and UNIX/LINUX. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and use issues.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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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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Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Title: Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications
Developer
Category: Civil Service
Department: University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems
Closing Date: 3/16/14
Salary Range: Minimum $75,000
Shift: Days
Hours per week: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


The University Library seeks an Information Technology Technical Associate (Senior Digital Library Applications Developer) to design information, research and storage systems to support the Library's goal of providing quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff. The Senior Digital Library Applications Developer will act as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. This position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.


The UIC Library Information Technology division provides support for a wide range of services, including over 50 unique digital collections, many focusing on the history and culture of Chicago. Current and forthcoming projects address large-scale digital asset management and preservation, discovery of geographic information and support for e-science. The UIC Library is also a crucial partner in the development of the Chicago Collections Consortium portal, which will link the archival and digital collections of over a dozen Chicago area universities and cultural institutions.


Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
● Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in prioritizing projects that will be completed.
● Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve access to Library resources.
● Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to modify existing systems.
● Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications and back-end systems.
● Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of research data and reports.
● Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
● Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library's evolving virtual services.
● Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Requirements
1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a) progressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession
b) college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

  •  60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
  •  90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of software development using Python or Java.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills in Web application frameworks (Django, Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, XML/XSLT, creating and administering relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle), and using database query tools.


Preferred Requirements
● Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred).
● Advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA- accredited MLS is preferred.
● A minimum of 4 years experience in software development using Python or Java and in developing applications that interact with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using JavaScript, and XML/XSLT.
● A minimum of 2 years experience designing and administering relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or Oracle and maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
● Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
● Experience with HTML5/CSS3.
● Experience with DSpace, Solr, and/or Fedora.
● Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques.
● Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies.
● Experience or coursework in user testing/user evaluation.
● Knowledge of library practices and data formats (MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.).
● Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
● Experience standard software development tools and techniques (e.g., git, testing frameworks).
● Demonstrated experience in project management or team leading.
● Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
● Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a research-intensive, fastpaced, culturally diverse higher education environment.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards. UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities,
members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and Great Cities mission.


To Apply: For fullest consideration, please visit:
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=33498 and complete an online application by
clicking the Proceed to Application button AND submit an Exam Request for CB6795 IT Technical Associate (University Library).

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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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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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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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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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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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Deputy Circuit Librarian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver CO

Salary:
CL 29 - $70,933 - $115,334 - (dependent upon experience, salary, and qualifications).
Overview:

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in the day-to-day operations of the 10th Circuit library and acts as the administrative and operational manager for the headquarters and remote professional library staff.

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in managing the administrative and operational functions of the library, including supervising professional staff; assisting in human resources and personnel management within the circuit and district courts; coordinating library travel; and providing excellent reference and research services.


Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least five years of professional law library experience with at least two years of progressively responsible experience in administration, management, and/or staff supervision or leadership. Familiarity with both print and electronic resources; excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions. Juris Doctor or Masters in Business Administration preferred.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment to HR@ca10.uscourts.gov - Reference Vacancy Number 14L03 in the subject line.

Position is open until filled but preference will be given to resumes received by March 17, 2014.


Related Downloads:
Deputy Circuit Librarian.pdf

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Director of Archives and Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem NC


Job Description
** A cover letter is required with application. **


Position Summary: The Director of Archives and Library functions as the primary representative of the Archives and Library of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA). Organizes, preserves, and provides access to the institution's Reynolda Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives as well as the American art library.


Essential Functions:

  • Functions as primary representative of institution's Archives and Library.
  • Organizes and preserves materials comprising the Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives.
  • Serves as a resource for RHMAA staff, providing content and research support for their roles as curators and educators.
  • Assists researchers and provides reference services for visitors to the Archives and through email/phone/fax/mail.
  • Works with other RHMAA departments in providing images and information for exhibitions and publications.
  • Processes archival manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections and creates finding aids.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for Archives and Library.
  • Manages Archives budget.
  • Supports RHMAA social media activities by digitally disseminating archival materials and information on curatorial and education division projects, in consultation with Marketing and Communications department.
  • Manages operations of RHMAA's American art library through budget oversight, acquisitions, cataloguing, and supervision of library volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, Public History or other relevant field with a concentration in archival management plus three years of professional experience in an archival setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current archival and library theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of archival and library descriptive and content standards.
  • Knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American history and/or art history. Knowledge of the history of the Reynolda Estate and the Reynolds family or an ability to learn in a short period of time.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating archival database systems. Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of oral histories, including familiarity with acquiring new oral histories
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of scanning software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to provide reference and research assistance to scholars and the public.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting with members of the Archives and Library staff and volunteers and RHMAA departments.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Number of months per year
12


Department
Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.


Position Closing Date
March 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

To apply: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html

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Library/Knowledge Management Intern, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge.

The position is designed to provide interns with a unique opportunity of blended training in areas such as, knowledge management, education, research, and leadership. This one-year term position offers an opportunity for skills growth through a proven and established internationally-known knowledge management training program. The chosen intern will additionally have an opportunity to actively engage in knowledge management research projects and services designed to advance medical center priorities and goals. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 4-5 half-days/year on weekends.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in English; proven high-level written and oral communication skills; the ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment, as needed to best reflect the changing needs of the organization; a dedication to upholding the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information; a demonstrated proficiency with productivity tools and data management applications.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in librarianship or communication-related fields, experience within the publishing industry and with the peer review process, service-oriented approach to projects/initiatives, familiarity with citation management software, social media communications, and a willingness to continue learning new technologies.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:

*        the ability to tailor clearly-written communications to the knowledge-level of their recipient

*        an awareness of the increasing diversity of our community, an eagerness to understand the cultures of the individuals we serve, and the ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner

*        strong organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and critical thinking skills

*        effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise

*        a strong sense of ownership and a dedication to seeking resolution to problems

*        a willingness to ask for, and to provide, honest feedback

*        a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills

*        an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication

*        a passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts

*        a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where evidence provision, personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities.

Training Approach
Interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as actively participating and contributing to research projects and scholarly communications; working with educators, clinicians, and researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; and providing information services designed to best reflect the needs of the medical center.

The training relies on a proven project-based management approach for learning and draws from a series of internally-taught modules, workshops and classes. The intern is expected to complete a detailed learning plan in an area agreed upon with knowledge management leadership and to demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.

The salary for the position is $42,000. Following successful participation in projects and completion of the learning plan, the intern may be eligible to continue into a second year if the position is viewed as key and critical to the medical center. The benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt (seehttp://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/BenefitsOverviewCandidate2014.pdf). Vanderbilt employees accrue time off according to the institution's flexPTO (Paid Time Off) plan (see http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/07/flex-pto/).

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/, job requisition number 1401692.

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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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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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Librarian (Medical Services), VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka KS

The Librarian (Medical Sciences) will be working at the VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka, KS. This position is located in the Education Service Line.

 

Job Title:Librarian (Medical Services)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZA-1038330

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent


DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Topeka, KS View Map https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361073700


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

*        Prepare reports including statistical summaries; usage reviews inventories, current listing, and other reports as required.

*        Develop and carry out plans to promote information resources and knowledge services to diverse populations.

*        Maintain professional affiliations in order to keep abreast of library developments and trends, of developments advancements in the technical and medical audiovisual field, and of publishers, book dealers, and audiovisual procedures.

*        Locate sources of supply and full bibliographic information (e.g. author, titter publisher, edition, series, and date) and costs.

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

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Supervisory Librarian, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington DC

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PG-14-AHA-1042035

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DUTIES:

This position is located in the Planning, Education & Performance Improvement Section of Chief of Staff at Washington DC VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

· Develop and maintain a clinical librarianship program
· Work with physicians, nurses, and other staff in clinical setting and in routine clinical conferences
· Present reports to provide patient-specific information
· Function as a resource to clinicians by searching medical databases to identify and retrieve knowledge-based information, answer questions and resolve controversies in diagnosis and treatment, clarify clinical decisions, making decisions regarding the best course of care, and educating on rare medical conditions
· Utilize knowledge of evidence-based practice and sources to provide highly-specific, case-related medical literature which contributes to quality patient care, as well as quality clinical education for medical students, residents, and clinical staff
· Provide instruction to physicians and nurses in MEDLINE and other health-related databases
· Serve as a member of interdisciplinary, hospital-wide committees
· Provide information that is relevant to the work, concerns and consideration of the committees as a consultant
· Develop communications and marketing materials for library services and resources
· Present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively to the medical center teams and committees
· Establish access to electronic resources
· Manage technical changes to electronic resources to preempt resource access problems and responds to patron's access issues
· Develop, acquire, and maintain tools for the management of electronic resources, such as Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems, link technologies, discovery services, and authentication systems
· Develop and maintain library's Intranet and Internet sites
· Implements new technologies

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360877500 to learn more.

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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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Taxonomist, CNN Library, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Taxonomist - CNN - Library
Job Category: Librarian Science
Job Location: United States - Georgia - Atlanta 
Job Type : Full Time
Requisition # : 139981BR

Posting Job Description :
 

Qualifications:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will require the following:

- Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
- At least 3-5 years experience in taxonomy, thesaurus, or controlled vocabulary development, preferably for text content in a media business.
- Experience working with platforms for automatic classification. 
- Hands-on experience with Smartlogic Semaphore, Temis/Luxid or similar systems is desired. 
- Understanding of metadata management and metadata standards
- Ontology development, linked data and semantic web, familiarity with SPARQL querying
- Familiarity with web publishing, SEO, and tagging or indexing news content.
- The best candidate will be a team-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can connect well with multi-disciplinary teams. 
- You should be inquisitive and analytical, with good editorial judgment, and work well both independently and collaboratively. 
- You should be very interested in news and comfortable with a fast-paced environment.

Duties:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will be responsible for the following:

- Continuous, timely review of topic suggestions and storylines emerging in the news, to define, develop and place in the taxonomy.
- Ongoing development of taxonomy hierarchies, terms and relationships to support new areas of concentration in our content. 
- Development may involve text-mining and entity extraction against content, analyzing content for possible classification gaps, and identification, mapping and incorporation of external vocabularies.
- Research and selection of document sets to support topic development, auto-categorization tuning, and system QC.
- Regular review, analysis, tuning and quality control on the output of the automated classification system to optimize performance and ensure accuracy. 
- Support of linked data initiatives across the business. 

This position is located in our Atlanta headquarters (no telecommuting).
CNN is a 24x7 operation where schedules can involve evening, weekend and holiday hours, so schedule flexibility is important.

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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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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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Director, McCormick Educational Technology Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:

-Services include support for online and face-to-face university courses,  onsite use of computer workstations, computer classrooms and software, optical marking system services and exam software, and faculty projects
-Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff
-Analyzes implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.
-Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.
-Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC
-Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications:  Collaborate, Respondus, Panopto, ExamSoft, and others as required.

Qualifications:

-Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology
-5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment
-Has held supervisory positions of increasing responsibility
-Experience in public services.
-High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Familiarity with current trends in academic information management
-Demonstrated continuing professional development, including participation in professional associations and/or advanced coursework

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center.  The University currently has over 2,200 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College.  Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

We offer generous benefits, including several tuition assistance programs.


To apply, click on http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid4819834-director-mccormick-educational-technology-center-jobs
Job ID: 2014-0072

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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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NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.



Positions are available in:



*Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology*

  •         Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs

  •        Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments,  and common data elements and measures




*Technical Services*

  •         Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources

  •         Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials




*Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging*

  •         Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials

  •         Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats

  •         Cataloging of rare books in the NLM's History of Medicine Division




*Consumer Health*

  •         Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site




*Web Site Development and Social Media*

  •         Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus

  •         Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM




*Data and Literature Management*

  •         Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature

  •         Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature

  •         Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency

  •         Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems.




*Communication & Outreach*

  •         Research and write articles for internal and external publications

  •         Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities

  •         Assist in developing social media strategies and content




Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10



Apply through USAJobs at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360145900

Open until February 27, 2014

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Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine


This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.


The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 12 level and five library technical support staff whose grades range from GS 7 to GS 8 level.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.
The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359787900

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Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

 

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.


The head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for a staff of ten professional librarians and technical information specialists whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 13 level and one library technical support staff whose grade ranges from GS 7 to GS 8 level. The staff collectively manage bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division's collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. These systems also support a broad range of LO and NLM services. Major activities of the Section include managing the maintenance, development, testing, training and documentation for the Voyager Integrated Library System; the NLM Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL Link Resolver; a Library Operations-wide documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; Web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level desktop hardware and software support for the Division, maintains the Division's technology, computers and equipment budget, and, in collaboration with the Office of Computer and Communication Systems, is responsible for ensuring computer equipment is properly deployed throughout the Division.

The incumbent will be a member of the Technical Services Division senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief of the Division, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359658400

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Library Manager, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Denver CO

AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is headquartered in southeast Denver and has an opening for a Manager for our Library, the AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC). We are a progressive, well-funded membership association for nurses who work in the operating room. The ARIC librarians support the evidence-based research needs of our nursing staff. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the creation of guidelines that promote perioperative patient safety.

The Manager, AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC) directs the overall operations & administration of the library. S/he develops strategies, tactics, and approaches to support the mission, vision, and values of AORN. S/he plans, organizes, and manages systems, services and staff to support the evidence-based needs of the nursing staff, with a focus on the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. The responsibilities of the ARIC Manager include: formulating and implementing a print & electronic acquisitions strategy; building and adhering to the budget for this strategy; effective management of the collection; negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendor relationships; utilizing state of the art library science processes and technology; developing strategies for improving efficiency and effectiveness; being an external and internal advocate of the ARIC team and role; and leading and setting priorities for the ARIC staff based on AORN strategic priorities, as well as, when needed, personally conducting complex literature searches of health sciences resources.  S/he is also responsible for the collection and maintenance of the AORN archives and the day‑to‑day operations of ARIC.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; at least 5 years' professional library experience and at least 2 years' experience managing people; familiarity with health sciences resources

Please send inquiries or resumes to Amy Stuhmer, Manager of Human Resources, astuhmer@aorn.org.

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Library Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking a Library Specialist to support the Reference Center and Learning Services.

Requirements:
• Perform all technical services involved in library operations
      o Catalog (both copy and original cataloguing) library and staff books
      o Process new materials (books, serials, etc)
      o Shelve new library materials and maintain stacks and library collections
      o Circulate library and staff materials using integrated library system. Experience using EOS International is a plus
• Serials
      o Maintain access to journal subscriptions. Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues
• Process and manage requests
      o Order and manage books and subscriptions requested by library director or association staff
      o Manage interlibrary loans, document delivery
• Information services
      o Assist staff with using library online resources and provide support for or deliver orientation and training activities
      o Maintain and/or create online resources such as library web pages and SharePoint sites.
      o Provide back-up support on research or reference requests as required
      o Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
      o Facilitate current awareness services
• Administrative issues
      o Reconcile invoices for interlibrary loans and book orders
• Assist with copyright permissions requests
• Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

• Master's in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting
• Two or more years of experience in a library setting
• Strong, demonstrated customer service orientation
• Proven technical proficiency with original cataloguing in integrated library systems (ILS)
• Proficiency retrieving information from databases and vendors such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science
• Experience using  integrated library systems required, cataloguing required, circulation experience preferred
• Recent professional experience as a practicing cataloger including substantial original cataloging; solid working knowledge of AACR II, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and authority control procedures; experience with automated integrated library systems and database management
• Experience using SharePoint and HTML editors, especially Dreamweaver preferred
• Experience using library databases such as or similar to PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, and Nexis preferred
• Coursework or experience in database construction and or open source technologies preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well individually as well as part of a collaborative effort
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, work quickly and fulfill assignments and manage projects accurately and on time in a busy workplace
• Shows excellent capacity for attention to detail
• Proven ability to exercise strong decision making skills
• Exhibits high degree of professionalism

Visit http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AAMC&cws=1&rid=364 to apply.

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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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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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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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