Branch Manager, Park Shopping Center Branch, Clark County Public Library, OH

Job Title: Branch Manager - Park Shopping Center Branch / Grade 25 / Full-time / FLSA status - Exempt

Location: Clark County Public Library Park Shopping Center Branch, 1119 Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, Ohio

201 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, Ohio

Application deadline: Open until filled.

Under limited supervision, the Branch Manager - Park oversees operations at the branch library, including maintaining collections, supervising employees and providing public service to patrons. Applicants must have a broad knowledge of the principles of library science and their application.

View the complete Job Posting and additional information at Park Branch Mgr. Clark County Public Library

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Director of Library Services, West Hartford Library, West Hartford, CT

The Town of West Hartford, with a population of 63,268, is a vibrant and diverse community, which prides itself on its quality municipal services, educational opportunities, citizen involvement and cultural events.  West Hartford has been repeatedly recognized for these qualities by its citizens, visitors and numerous educational and lifestyle studies including Time/Money Magazine's Top 50 Small Cities for Best Places to Live 2014.

With a history dating back over a century, the West Hartford Library has evolved from an initial collection of 78 books donated by Noah Webster to a system of three facilities with over 240,000 volumes, a growing collection of downloadable materials, seventy online research databases, a digital collection, public computer labs, a local history room, professional information and research services, and a varied and wide-ranging selection of programs for all ages.  Working closely with the community, the library develops and maintains services that reflect the diverse needs and interests of the town including reading, listening and viewing for pleasure, life-long learning, digital literacy, cultural appreciation and citizenship preparation.  Emphasis is placed on accessibility to the library's offerings by providing WI-FI access, a user-friendly website featuring 24/7 access to downloadable and digital materials, homebound loan delivery, and equipment for individuals with vision, mobility and hearing challenges.  The library's size and central location make it the library of choice for many users in the Greater Hartford area.

The town is currently seeking an experienced, community-oriented, visionary leader for the position of Director of Library Services.  Reporting to a library board appointed by the West Hartford Town Council and coordinating operations with the town manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and providing leadership in planning, directing and coordinating all library activities.  The position will manage a $3+ million dollar operating budget, supervise 24 full-time and 85 part-time (20.62 FTEs) staff, and work closely with municipal departments, community leaders, community organizations, and the West Hartford Board of Education to identify and meet community needs.  The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of eight (8) years' experience in professional library work (public library preferred) that includes five years' supervisory experience.  The salary range for this position is $81,000 - $144,000 and includes a competitive benefit program.  The starting annual salary will be based upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

To apply visit the Town of West Hartford website at www.westhartford.org and click on "Jobs" in the left hand Quick Links.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  Additional information about the West Hartford Public Library and the community can be found on the Town's website.  Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2014 or until the positon is filled.  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application and background information early in the recruitment process.

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Care Management and Population Health Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

The Libraries

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

Health Sciences Library

Our Health Sciences Library has an outstanding opportunity for a Care Management and Population Health Librarian to develop a responsive way of supporting the residents, faculty, and administrators working on transforming UW into an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and improving graduate medical education (GME) training models. With our medical director for care management, DC Dugdale, M.D., who is taking the lead for UW Medicine, the Accountable Care Act is creating new models for healthcare delivery systems, and demands for increased accountability, quality and safety. This position will work closely with the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services to develop a systematic plan to integrate knowledge resources, tools, and librarian services into GME and ACO efforts at the University of Washington. Integration into the healthcare delivery system and residents' clinical experience activities will be a primary objective of this position. Based in Seattle, WA, this position will interact with clinical librarians at other institutions and serve as a contact person for UW Medical Center. UW Medical Center is part of the UW Medicine health system, which also includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

General Position Description

The Care Management and Population Health Librarian (CMPHL) works to identify and develop new and existing opportunities to partner with the diverse clinical community across the UW hospital system, whose mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. This newly created position will help advance UW Medicine's efforts as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, the primary duty of the Care Management and Population Health Librarian is to engage the clinical enterprise in knowledge-based care and provide the latest evidence-based integrated support for library and partner initiatives within the UW hospitals and clinics. This position will work to identify new roles for the library within the realms of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), patient safety, team-based care, LEAN processes, and performance management in the clinical setting. Additionally, this role will work closely with other members of the Public & Research Services team to maximize cross collaboration between clinical and educational initiatives taking place within the six UW health science schools.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

In working with University of Washington Medical Center, the CMPHL identifies partnerships, new roles and opportunities for librarians within care management and the clinical enterprise; collaboratively works with colleagues to develop tools and strategies that assist UWMC administrators move the system to an accountable care organization (ACO) framework; develops expertise on programs like the Affordable Care Act and identifies how changes may impact library collections and services; working with the Clinical Librarian at UWMC, identifies unique needs of patients and clinicians in the primary care setting and develops resources focused on preventive medicine and chronic care; identifies and serves on various hospital committees related to initiatives such as developing LEAN processes, patient safety, guideline development, and similar topics; provides research assistance in the development of hospital policies, guidelines of care, and process improvement initiatives; provides curricular support for Graduate Medical Education; develops tools to assess and respond to the various needs of practicing clinicians to improve patient outcomes and hospital processes; works with various stakeholder groups including physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, students and administrators to provide evidence-based patient care in the inpatient and outpatient setting; and serves as the primary contact and support person for clinical personnel regarding HSL services.

In serving as a Liaison, the CMPHL provides comprehensive reference services in response to requests for information on relevant health subjects; responds to e-mail, telephone, or in-person requests from staff, using the full spectrum of print and electronic library resources and facilities available; serves as the liaison to the Graduate Medical Education program; works collaboratively on difficult information requests; prepares literature searches and bibliographies on requested topics; provides instruction in the use of print and electronic resources, bibliographic management software, and UW Libraries and WWAMI resources; provides back up support for the curriculum, including IPE; assists in class instruction program in designing and writing training plans and class manuals and in hands-on instruction; evaluates electronic resources pertinent to the Library's programs; serves on the collection development team; and develops and maintains Website/Intranet content using a content management system; as well as maintains and develops LibGuides.

As a member of the Public & Research Services team, works within the Public & Research Services unit and Health Sciences Library; identifies goals and develops strategies to meet them; collaborates with other P&RS team members; helps assess services and projects; identifies goals and objectives and develops strategies to meet them; recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and shares responsibility for logistics and administrative tasks; contributes towards all narrative reports prepared by the UW Libraries; and performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum of two years professional work experience in a health sciences library
  • Positive leadership style and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management
  • Proven ability to develop and manage complex literature searches
  • Established record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines
  • Familiarity with a variety of point of care tools and other applicable resources to the clinical setting
  • Demonstrated comfort level with new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of trends/best practices to effectively build communication within a team or organization
  • Familiarity or experience with administering or developing performance measurement tools and assessments

Preferred

  • AHIP accreditation
  • Familiarity with the nuances of systematic review or guideline development
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects outside of the library setting
  • Previous hospital library or clinical care experience
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations and record of scholarly activities

Salary

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  

Rank

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.  

Benefits

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

Application Process

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

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

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, January 16, 2015.

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

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

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

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Library Director, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA

Duties/Description: The Town of Groveland is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and motivated library professional to lead the Langley-Adams Library. The Library Director is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operation of the public library; scheduling and managing staff, preparing and presenting budgets; purchasing and managing all collection and material acquisitions;
developing and administering library policies and procedures; and establishing and maintaining partnerships with the Library Trustees, town government, community groups, and local businesses to actively promote the library as a community center.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the skills to ensure services align with the library's mission, vision, values, and strategic goals, and will work cooperatively in a team-centered environment. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and must possess excellent technology and computer skills.

Master's Degree in Library Science preferred; 3-5 years of professional library experience and 2 years of supervisory experience

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Hours: 37 hours per week with occasional night meetings

Salary Position: Salary commensurate with qualifications; includes benefits.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Send: Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or Word Format to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com

No calls please.

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User Experience Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois Library's Office of User Services seeks an energetic, creative, and highly collaborative librarian to initiate and coordinate a range of activities to enhance users' interactions with the Library and its resources.  As part of a cross-departmental initiative (including user-facing services and IT personnel), the User Experience (UX) Librarian will investigate, plan, and develop projects to improve user engagement across Library online and physical services.  Working collaboratively to enhance and extend existing expertise within the Library, the UX Librarian will lead efforts to improve the ease of use, visual appeal, adoptability, and desirability of library websites, services, and facilities.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate library-wide efforts to design a consistent user experience across physical and online service points;
  • Take a lead role in collaborations with Library IT and other stakeholders in the iterative design and testing of the Library's web presence and online services;
  • Work with the Library Assessment Coordinator, develop ongoing programs for incorporating user input into the design and delivery of library systems and services;
  • Work with library colleagues to synthesize and disseminate findings of usability testing and related user studies throughout the library;
  • Participate in professional development and service activities to increase and spread knowledge about UX in academic libraries;
  • Conduct original research that will shape the user experience field.

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants.  The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The UX Librarian will report to the Associate University Librarian for User Services.  As a member of the Office of User Services, he/she will join other faculty and academic professionals with broad responsibilities for coordinating library assessment, information literacy services and instruction, and staff development and training. 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Masters in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, Art and Design, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of website design, development, implementation, standards, and accessibility/usability guidelines;
  • Knowledge of information architecture principles;
  • Experience with common web usability testing techniques;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Preferred:

  • 2-3 years relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated success applying user experience methodologies such as focus groups and ethnographic research;
  • Experience working in a library or educational environment;
  • Familiarity with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics;
  • Knowledge of interaction design, user interface design, and/or graphic design;
  • Familiarity with various software used for conducting usability testing and analysis;
  • Coursework in user experience research methods;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Evidence of research, publication and service consonant with university standards for tenure.

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

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

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before November 26, 2014

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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The Grand Data Challenge of the 2015 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling & Prediction

Overview

This year's SBP Grand Challenge problem asks participants to consider the following question, "how can we use publicly available data on the web and elsewhere to find social inequality and to aid the disadvantaged?"

From the Arab Spring to the recent Gamergate scandal, the use of social media in understanding and mitigating social inequalities and prejudice has increased at a rapid pace.  At the same time, data used for decades to study the ways in which social inequalities permeate every facet of social structure have become increasingly accessible. While many have taken advantage of these resources to produce new and interesting approaches to understanding social inequalities and ways to prevent them, there is much interesting and useful work still to be done. For example, the following questions may be of interest:

  • How are stereotypes of disadvantaged individuals perpetuated in social media?
  • How do differing levels of Internet access affect the presence and attitude of individuals online?
  • How has the distribution of poverty changed over time as American cities have grown, and how has this affected the impoverished population in a negative or positive way?

These are by no means the only questions of interest, and are only intended to give a rough idea of what might be an interesting topic to explore for this challenge problem.

Submission

All submissions must be in the form of a 4-6 page single column paper with a minimum font size of 10. Note that only the abstract will be included in the proceedings, and thus should not conflict with any concurrent or future submissions of this work to other venues. Submissions will be judged based on their novelty, adherence to relevant social science literature, and technical rigor.

All submissions must be made to our submission site, https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbpgdc2015

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission January 20th, 2015
  • Winner Notification February 28th, 2015
  • SBP 2015 Conference March 31st - April 3rd, 2015

Prizes

To Be Determined

Last year, the winner received a cash prize as well as a travel reimbursement to present their work at the conference. This year will likely be much the same. We will update this portion when the prizes have been finalized.

Example Datasets

We have provided some sample datasets to get contestants started on their submissions. These datasets are merely intended to provide a starting point, and are not required for the submission. Contestants are encouraged to provide their own datasets for the community. All of the datasets that follow are available on the SBP Grand Challenge website (http://sbp-conference.org/challenge/):

  • Ferguson Protests - Tweets pertaining to 2014 protest activity in Ferguson, Missouri. Contains 1.1M Tweets 7-14 days after the first protests. We'll have Tweet IDs up for this dataset within two weeks.
  • Census Data - The US Census department provides an API (http://www.census.gov/developers/) to quickly access large volumes of census data.
  • Gamergate - Tweets pertaining to the Gamergate scandal collected by Andy Baio for his article about the incident (http://bit.ly/medium-gamergate).
  • Social Computing Repository - Contains data from a collection of social media sites including Digg, Foursquare, and Twitter. Data can be obtained from (http://socialcomputing.asu.edu/).

Questions

Please direct all questions to the SBP Grand Challenge Committee at sbp-2015-grand-challenge-group@googlegroups.com

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Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture, Ralph Lauren, New York, NY

Please submit all resumes directly to: Myrna.Newman@RalphLauren.com

JOB TITLE: Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture

DIVISION: Product Management; User Experience

Position Summary

The Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture is responsible for designing, building and maintaining an intuitive and comprehensive navigation and information architecture structure to optimize product discovery and findability in our digital experiences. This role will include leading the design of product and content taxonomies, recommending supporting tools and processes and participating in the development and maintenance of a master data program. This role requires proven vision, technical depth, advanced data and analytical skills, and strong cross-functional communication and partnership. It offers the opportunity to partner with User Experience designers and the digital Product Management team in designing features and functionality that showcase Ralph Lauren's merchandise and brand, and that deliver significant and measurable business and customer impact.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of eCommerce hierarchies that are based on business and user requirements, support our customers' search and browse needs, and fulfill Ralph Lauren's enterprise information management needs.
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of product attribute best practices that provide consistency and increase the 'findability" of online products.
  • Ensure that content and product attributes comply with guided navigation schemas, page templates and cross-sell functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enhance and innovate search and browse experiences on Ralph Lauren's customer-facing digital properties, ensuring that products and supporting content end up in the right place for customers and employees.
  • Participate in identifying customer behavior and attitudinal patterns through methodologies like card sorts, click-stream and log analysis, usability studies, task analysis, and field observation.
  • Conduct content and metadata audits and analyze behavior and attitudinal pattern data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing taxonomy navigation structures. 
  • Identify and document links and relationships among Ralph Lauren's customer-facing information assets across channels and modalities.
  • Participate in investigation and recommendations for taxonomy technology solutions that address business needs.
  • Use information management and data governance best practices for the structure, organization and management of product information and supporting customer facing-content.
  • Manage content and product hierarchies and taxonomies to support driving relevant content and revenue driving features.
  • Provide end user training as needed on taxonomy maintenance, tagging, and administrative tools.
  • Participate in creation and implementation of taxonomy and hierarchy governance, ensuring that customer facing taxonomy-related goals and strategies are being executed effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Information Management or Library and Information Science preferred
  • 3-5 years taxonomy and information management experience in eCommerce Product Taxonomy implementations and optimizations required or consumer technology capacity
  • Ability to self-organize multiple tasks and to complete them on time with a clear focus on quantitative results
  • Demonstrated bias for action with strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and can successfully operate in ambiguity
  • Foundational knowledge of Search Engine Optimization technologies and best practices and current data standards and master data principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to maximize relationships in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to put team before self and be energetically collaborative
  • Compelling and effective at communicating with and presenting to senior management
  • Passionate about building great products and solving customer and business problems

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Summer Internships, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 8 - August 15, 2015. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 16, 2015. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway Administration (with specialty Library Science) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (with specialty Library Science).

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058.

CATALOGING INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA; Note: vehicle is required for commute)

Responsibilities:

  • Create catalog records for a print technical sub-collection; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers
  • Create and modify authority records in the library's integrated library system (ILS)
  • Review donated publications to determine whether materials should be added to the collection based on established criteria

Desired Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, AACR2, and LC Subject Headings, Authorities, and Classification System; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

HISTORIAN'S ARCHIVAL COLLECTION INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare collection of DOT Historian's papers for conversion to publicly accessible online archive. Promote awareness of the collection by creating photographic, video, and social media content; write articles and announcements for distribution. Continue ongoing project to apply Library of Congress subject headings; arrange and label the physical archive.
  • Review DOT Historian's webpage for content updates and/or reorganization.  Recommend improved layouts and organization for the site; investigate and recommend new content/features for the site.
  • Process DOT technical reports in preparation for digital conversion.  Check for quality incoming scans to NTL Digital Repository.

Desired Qualifications: Coursework towards a specialization in archives and /or museum studies; familiarity and/or experience with archival practices; familiarity and/or experience with Microsoft Access; knowledge of LCSH and MARC;  familiarity and/or experience with photographic and video archival practices and social media; strong organizational, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations, take on new tasks, and meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism; experience conducting historical research.

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

FHWA Research Library: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/library

NTL U.S. DOT site: http://ntl.bts.gov

NTL Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nationaltransportationlibrary (includes information on past interns' experiences)

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Senior Systems Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Application Support (Library), the Senior Systems Librarian is a key position with responsibility on providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Emory university campus. The Senior Systems Librarian is an expert in library systems and works collaboratively with a wide range of libraries and units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. The position works as part of a department that provides services to all libraries of Emory University. This enterprise-wide department is a key component of Emory's integrated information technology-library ecosystem. This Senior Systems Librarian position contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library's various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the library service platform, integrated library system, discovery layer, website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository, and other digital delivery platforms in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research and scholarship. Specific duties of the incumbent include the following:

  • Serves as a Systems Librarian for the Emory Libraries including Robert W. Woodruff Library, Woodruff Health Sciences Library, Goizueta Business Library, Oxford College Library, Macmillan Law Library, and Pitts Theology Library. 
  • Pivotal member of the Library Applications Support Team heading up the systems administrative process of an enterprise migration from ILS to LSP (Library Services Platform) infrastructure. 
  • Assists in administrating the core library systems including integrated library system (Ex Libris)/library services platform as well as search and discovery (PRIMO) ensuring successful delivery of integrated services that provide seamless user access to resources in the discovery layer. 
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of the university's teaching, learning, and research programs and initiatives, and its academic goals and plans, to ensure that search, discovery, and delivery services of the library system meet and anticipate faculty and student needs. 
  • Monitors the market regarding implementation of new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation tools. 
  • Works with usability specialists to assess user needs and expectations on a regular and ongoing basis to inform the direction of the program and the ongoing development of search, discovery, and delivery services. Works with department and library staff to employ formal usability testing and data analysis to assess the effectiveness of services and technologies. 

To view the full position posting, please visit http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment/librarian.html

Application Procedures

Applications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email (eul-libjobs@emory.edu). Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

  1. letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
  2. current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
  3. on a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor. 

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Technical Services Librarian, Stowe Free Library, Stowe, VT

Wage/​Salary:

15.78-17.40 per hour

Job Description:

The Stowe Free Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-proficient librarian to fill the position of Technical Services Librarian and to assist in fulfilling our mission: "To Welcome, To Inspire, To Enrich the Mind." Our cherished community library has a collection of 35,000 volumes with annual visits of 140,000.

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, and an MLS from an ALA accredited school or a Vermont Department of Libraries Certification is preferred. A working knowledge and experience with computers, including Integrated Library Systems (ILS), cataloging procedures and MARC databases, and current technologies is desired. Good verbal communication skills and ability to interact with the public, excellent organizational skills and ability to perform detailed work, and the physical ability to lift and shelve books is required. This is currently a 40-hour per week position, including evenings and Saturdays, with excellent benefits and a starting salary range of $15.78 - $17.40 per hour, contingent upon qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:

A job description and employment application can be obtained on our website: www.townofstowevt.org. Send employment application, letter of interest and resume to: Town of Stowe, Attn: Nicole Adams, Benefits Coordinator, PO Box 730, Stowe, VT 05672 or email recruit@townofstowevermont.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

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Member Services Librarian, Fenway Libraries Online, Boston, MA

Fenway Libraries Online (FLO, www.flo.org), an automated library consortium of ten academic and special libraries in Boston and Cambridge, seeks a Member Services Librarian. This individual will provide training, support, and documentation for librarians and staff at FLO member institutions.

The Member Services Librarian should be organized, creative, energetic, and able to communicate effectively in person and in writing to all levels of library staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and conduct training sessions for FLO software, such as Voyager, SFX, CORAL, and others
  • Develop online and written training materials
  • Produce and maintain software documentation and policy manuals
  • Visit member libraries to provide training and other support
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software problems reported by library staff
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports and statistics
  • Coordinate agendas, arrange locations, and assist with FLO meetings
  • Maintain and improve FLO websites
  • Provide training and support for the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog
  • Assist with the evaluation of new products and services

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree required
  • 2-5 years library or library network experience required
  • Experience with training and documentation
  • Experience with using an integrated library system (ILS), preferably Ex Libris Voyager
  • Understanding of key library functions, such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ERM, ILL, reference, reporting and serials
  • Competence with desktop software applications and web-publishing software including Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that respond to the needs of the consortium
  • Desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
  • Ability to travel to member libraries in Boston and Cambridge

Compensation:

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package

Start Date: January, 2015. Application review will begin in December, 2014.

To apply:

Send email including resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Walter Stine
Executive Director
Fenway Libraries Online
walter@flo.org

A complete job description is available upon request.

Fenway Libraries Online encourages the application of all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.

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Senior Cataloger (temporary, part-time), Fenway Libraries Online, Boston, MA

Fenway Libraries Online (FLO, www.flo.org), a network supporting nine academic libraries and one special library in Boston and Cambridge, MA, is accepting applications for one or more senior catalogersThis is a temporary position with a total of 30 hours per week to be filled by one individual, or 15 hours per week if filled by two individuals. Length of employment is negotiable up to a maximum of 20 weeks with a start date in January, 2015. The successful applicant(s) will work at one or more of the FLO member libraries.

Responsibilities: The senior cataloger 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 and curricular materials/realia may be required.

Education - A master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.

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.

Requirements - Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail. Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required: OCLC Connexion client software, AACR2 LC Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification, and Library of Congress Classification. Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is required. Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable: Ex Libris Voyager, Cataloger's Desktop, Classification Web, RDA Toolkit, MS Word, and MS Excel.

Salary: $25/hour

Hours: 30 hours total, could be divided among two individuals

Benefits: no benefits are included

To apply, send a cover letter, the names and contact information of three references, and resume via email to:

Walter Stine
Executive Director
Fenway Libraries Online
walter@flo.org
617-442-2384

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Web Services Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

Responsibilities:

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the University Libraries' web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible, accurate, timely, and appropriate.

The Web Services Librarian primary duties:

  • Serve as the primary manager and point of contact for the University Libraries' EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) application and be responsible for coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing, and implementing enhancements.
  • Work with other members of the Web Services Department in the management of our WordPress installations (blogs, library web site, etc.) and other applicable content management systems.
  • Help manage additional web applications and tools that enhance access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, further the Web Services Department's activities, and facilitate the work of library employees, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engage in development and management work with Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka.
  • Engage in design activity using Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or similar applications.
  • Assist in web development using HTML, CSS and various JavaScript libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery) as well as PHP and MySQL.
  • Maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.

Qualifications:

Required: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Instructional Technology, Information Systems, etc.).

The Web Services Librarian position also requires:

  • Some experience working with discovery applications, content management systems, and database-driven web sites and applications.
  • Demonstrable general web design & development experience using HTML 5 and CSS.
  • Some experience or familiarity with front-end development libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.) and techniques (AJAX fetching and JSON data arrays).
  • Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or similar web application frameworks.
  • Knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent problem solving skills are a must.

Preferred:

  • Experience with the EBSCO Discovery Service or other library discovery system(s).
  • One-year experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.0+) standards and how these standards affect web design and patron access.
  • Demonstrable experience with WordPress development and design (APIs, management, theming, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HTTP and other communication protocols.
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends, general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library technology.
  • Working knowledge of XML.
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux variant server environments.

Environment:

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a growing community with a population of 80,000 residents, approximately 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, traditions, and Natural History Museum and unique geographical location. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000 FTE and the university enjoys a positive fiscal climate. The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HATHI Trust, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, Gorgas Library serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries' homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:

Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, need, and funding). Non-tenure track faculty hold faculty rank. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available. 

To Apply:

Please apply online at www.jobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Beta Phi Mu Scholarships

The Beta Phi Mu scholarship season has officially opened. Applicants have until midnight of March 15, 2015 to apply for any of the five scholarships that they may qualify for.

Scholarships include:

Sarah Rebecca Reed, $2,250: For beginning LIS studies at an ALA-accredited school

Frank B. Sessa - Continuing Education, $1,500: For continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member

Harold Lancour - Foreign Study, $1,750: For a librarian conducting foreign research

Blanche E. Woolls - School Media, $2,250: For beginning LIS studies with a concentration in School Library Media

Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, $3,000: For doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields.

Access to information about the scholarships can be found here: http://beta-phi-mu.org/scholarships/

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Digital Archivist, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

We are looking for a Digital Archivist on behalf of our client, Fidelity Investments. This position is based in Boston, MA.

Position Description

The Digital Archivist will be a member of a team and will be responsible for the planning and implementation of a digital asset management system for the archival collections of electronic and digital media. You will also manage the cataloging of content in the department's digital collections. Content includes video, audio, graphics, and still image files.

This position is central to the care of digital media and necessary to ensure access to the media onward into the 22nd century. The candidate must have a working knowledge of digital asset management, video production, anticipate the needs of the production teams and prepare media for electronic and video production use. Direction will mainly come from Sr. Mgr., Archives and Media Producer and the access/retrieval process must be efficient and seamless through the development of proper folder and file naming structure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the organization and maintenance of a growing collection of digital assets serving video production. 
  • Contributes to development and documentation of best practices, standards, procedures, and workflows for digital reformatting and preservation of all electronic media including born-digital collections and their organization, storage, and retrieval. 
  • Monitors production files and creates proper folder organization and file naming, managing metadata to ensure consistencies and easier recall of assets in the future. 
  • Ensures completed jobs are systematically archived by obtaining all final materials and any necessary 
  • Working project files and organized properly in centralized electronic file. 
  • Reconciles production image files to existing Archives Digital Asset library. 
  • Prioritizes assignments based on knowledge of video and visual display production needs and business-driven projects. 
  • Provides video production assistance on Mac Final Cut Pro as well as related multimedia programs.

Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in library science with a concentration in archival management or other related field. 
  • Knowledge of video, audio, graphic, and still production.
  • Five or more years of experience in an archive or library working with electronic/digital resources.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives principles and practices in digital formats. Knowledge of archival description and metadata standards.
  • Proficiency in database management, Access and Excel. Comfortable working on both PCs and MACs.
  • Proficiency in Final Cut Pro and in PhotoShop.
  • Highly organized and analytical to meticulously maintain a detailed corporate record-keeping system. 
  • Technical proficiency in using state-of-the-art computer based systems and software including multimedia and content management programs.

Please email your resume to: pete.menger@veritude.com

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Technology Reference Assistant (TRA), SLIS Technology

Join the SLIS Technology team!

We have part-time Technology Reference Assistant (TRA) positions available for the spring semester. The start date is early January and will include training in December.

TRAs help SLIS students with technical questions relating to coursework, prepare handouts and instructions for computer programs, teach hardware and software workshops, make screencasts, and help keep the labs organized. SLIS Technology staff provide software and troubleshooting training for TRAs. This is a great opportunity to bolster your resume with instructional experience and new technology skills, as well as interact daily with SLIS faculty, staff, students, and alums.

Below is a link to a PDF that goes into more detail about the position including our expectations and applicant qualifications:

http://bit.ly/tra2015

If you are interested in applying, please submit our online TRA application.

Additionally, please email a cover letter and current resume to me at linnea@simmons.edu by December 1st, 2014.

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Senior Library Specialist (Cataloging and Metadata Services), Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Job Summary

Performs skilled tasks in Technical Services in support of the Library's mission.  Acquires and processes informational materials for the Brown University Library, describes the intellectual content and attributes of the Library's information resources, effectively organizes these resources for best use by specific fields of study and performs functions related to the maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, order, and authority records in the Library's online library system(s).

Work Hours--Mon-Fri  8:30am--5:00pm

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with specific languages and/or subject as required or equivalent experience (reading knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese language)

Relevant work related experience, preferred

Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages

Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to effective, continued job performance

Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users

Oral and written communication skills

Problem solving

Eyesight which permits close work

Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed

Successful completion of a test may be required

Background Check--Criminal

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.  To apply visit:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/job/John-D.-Rockefeller,-Jr.-Library/Senior-Library-Specialist_REQ115507

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sex, national origin, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Systems and Digital Services Librarian, Tenure-track, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Job Description:

The library department seeks applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant librarian level beginning January, 2015. Reporting to the Library Director, the Systems and Digital Services Librarian administers and maintains Library technology services including the library's website and databases, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. The position includes close collaboration with the Academic Technology Department and other departments in Academic Affairs, and occasional participation in division-wide projects. This librarian will work with colleagues to integrate and upgrade library systems to improve the user experience; will participate in the library's reference services (including a Sunday shift rotation); and will teach in the library's robust instruction program while serving as a liaison to one or more academic departments. This position is also responsible for monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and will proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs. This is a 12-month tenure-track position. Librarians are expected to participate on library and university-wide committees, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting.
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.
  • A demonstrated skillset that includes server-side scripting, SQL, XML, and Oracle, or a demonstrated ability to learn these skills.

Additional Information:

Westfield State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the human resources office at (413) 572-8809.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required. Unofficial transcripts may be required after the initial screening. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the application.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until finalists have been selected.

To apply, visit http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54842

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

About Westfield State University:

Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community.

For the first time, Westfield State University is the only Massachusetts state university to be named as one of the top 50 "Best Colleges for Veterans" as reported in the latest US News & World Report 2015 "Best Colleges" edition. Westfield State continues its trend to lead the Massachusetts state university system in the annual overall rankings for Regional Universities-North, officially ranked 115, up from 123 last year. Westfield State is the only Massachusetts school public or private in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 "Best Online Education Programs" rankings. Westfield State offers six online bachelor's degree completion programs in business management, criminal justice, history, liberal studies, psychology, and sociology.

Westfield State University is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. The area offers a relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life. Hiking, canoeing, and ski areas are minutes away, yet the campus is just a half-hour from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and about two to three hours from Boston and New York City.

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Internship, Reebok Archive, Canton, MA

We are looking for an intern to aid in the organization and research of the Reebok archive.

Responsibilities:

  • Assistance with the archiving of product (footwear, apparel, catalogues, videos, etc.)
  • Processing requests for information
  • Enter data into collections management database (TMS)
  • Research product and Reebok history

Qualifications:

  • Currently a student in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program majoring in archiving, history, library science, or related studies
  • Fluent in English
  • Interest in fitness and fitness-related topics
  • Good MS Office knowledge
  • Knowledge of computerized documentation systems preferred
  • Available on a part-time basis with a start date in January

Apply at: http://jobs.adidas-group.com/job/Massachusetts-Intern-Reebok-Archive-MA/231102000/?feedId=40300.

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Children's Librarian/Branch Librarian, Robbins Library/Fox Branch Library, Arlington, MA

To apply:  Please email resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.  Application deadline is Monday, December 8, 2014.

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is based at the Fox Branch Library three days per week and the Robbins Library two days per week. Perform a wide variety of professional librarian work involved in the direction, operation and supervision of the branch library three days each week; in planning and scheduling of branch library activities and programs; in assisting in the development and implementation of branch library policies and procedures. See that required services to the general public are maintained in accordance with budgetary constraints and overall library objectives and policies. Perform professional library work involving responsibility for the development and execution of library programs, book selection and services for children.  Assist the Department head with all children's services at the Robbins Library.

Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited and recognized school with specific course work or concentration in children's programming and literature; plus two or more years of directly related experience working with children OR any equivalent  combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Required to work some evenings and on average one Saturday per month.

Salary - Full Time  $51,323 - 62,755

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Satellite Librarian, 1st Circuit US Courts Libraries, Concord, NH

Position Overview: As a member of the staff of the 1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries, the Concord librarian manages and administers the 1st Circuit libraries program in New Hampshire and provides a full range of library and research services to court personnel located in the Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manchester, New Hampshire. Service is to Judges and the staff of the Clerks of Court and Probation and Pre-Trial Services. As a solo librarian, the incumbent must be self-motivated with an ability to set daily and long term priorities. The incumbent works as a member of the team of court librarians throughout the 1st Circuit who, together, provide local and circuit wide services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Two years post M.L.S. library experience
  • Excellent reference and legal research skills using print and electronic resources
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Law Library experience
  • Proficiency in use of online legal research systems and databases
  • Knowledge of an integrated library system (preferably SirsiDynix)
  • Knowledge of social networking applications
  • Knowledge of the federal court system and procedures
  • Familiarity with New Hampshire legal research materials and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Skill in use of Windows based PCs and Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in using mobile devices and apps in performing legal research
  • Experience with html and web site design and maintenance

Position Type:  Full Time/Permanent

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

Starting Salary:  CL 28 ($60,759 - 65,831) depending on experience and qualifications

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

Susan C. Sullivan, Circuit Librarian
1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries
Moakley U.S Courthouse, Suite 9400
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210

No fax or email applications accepted. 

The United States Courts Are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers

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Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Assistant Director/Children's Librarian: 26 hours/wk

The purpose of this part-time benefitted position is two-fold. First is to assist the Library Director in the daily operations of the Bacon Free Library; performs professional, administrative, technical, and supervisory work. In the absence of the Library Director, is responsible for the operation of the Library and the supervision of staff. Assists the Director with library tasks related to public services, technical services, budgeting, reporting, training and supervising staff.

Second is to manage the library's children and young adult services. This position is responsible for programming, circulation, reader's advisory and collection development for the children, tween, teen and young adult library sections. Candidates must be ingenious in creating programs for this range of patrons.

The Assistant Director/Children's Librarian is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Requirements for this position:

Interested parties must have or be working towards an MLS. 3-5 years of library experience is required, understanding of Sierra is preferred. Candidates must be congenial and enthusiastic about working with children, teens and families. In addition candidates must be computer literate; be committed to ongoing professional development; as well as dependable and flexible with regard to hours.

Light, physical effort may be required in performing typical library functions such as carrying and shelving books. Also, frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching and climbing are requirements of this job.

Salary: $22.60-$32.21

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Richard Tranfaglia
Director of Human Resources
Town of Natick
rtranfaglia@natickma.org

Open until filled

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Page, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The Morse Institute Library is seeking a part-time Page to join our Children's Room team for 6-8 hours per week. Library Pages are responsible for shelving materials and keeping stacks neat and in call number order. Pages may occasionally assist with delivery of children's programs.

Starting salary is $8.40 per hour, without benefits; the schedule includes afternoon, evening and some weekend hours, year round, beginning immediately. Students under age 17 must have a work permit from the superintendent of schools.

Please submit a page application, available at the circulation desk at the library or online at morseinstitute.org/about/employment, to Jane Finlay, Assistant Director, 14 East Central Street, Natick, 01760. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 3, 2014. For more information call 508-647-6525 or email jfinlay@minlib.net

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Library Director, Medfield Memorial Public Library, Medfield MA

Duties/Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as
Library Director. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary and forward-thinking approach to library
services. A new five-year plan continues a tradition of progressively blending traditional and innovative/non-
traditional strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space. The library strives to be a leader and catalyst in a community that highly values its role and purpose, especially in partnering with its historic, cultural, and educational organizations.

Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director must manage library services, development of library policies, supervising employees, financial responsibilities, community and cultural outreach, and the physical building and grounds. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Qualifications:

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

Salary: $73,098 - $91,373. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: January 23, 2015

Send:

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by January 23, 2015 to Andrea Cronin, Chair of the Hiring Committee (cronin.ander@gmail.com).

 

 

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Knowledge Management Architect, Boston Biomedical Consultants, Waltham, MA

Duties/Description:

The KM Architect is a professional staff member of BBC who will oversee all activities relating to the ongoing delivery of quality value-added information to aid BBC's professional staff in client engagements/support, including Internet research, materials maintenance and archiving, and the development and facilitation of ongoing information services initiatives. BBC maintains an active database of information and has developed various Web-based patron services. As such, the KM Architect must have above-average computer skills in order to manage these projects and be knowledgeable in current trends in Library and Information Science to determine and execute the strategic direction of Knowledge Management services within BBC. The KM Architect must be a high energy, dynamic individual with the ability to think creatively to develop new ideas and concepts for improved services and lead a team of KM Analysts in their implementation.

General Responsibilities:

I. Management, supervision, initial training, and development of KM Analysts

  • Distribution of tasks among KM team to ensure timely completion of project work
  • Assist KM Analysts in their daily work through instruction and mentorship
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews and write professional development plans for each KM Analyst

II. Oversight of BBC KM's Web-based offerings:

a. Digital archive

  • Serve as system administrator: create new user profiles, troubleshoot errors, release system updates and new features, etc.
  • Catalog items into archive using BBC's controlled vocabulary
  • Review submitted records for content and accuracy

b. Resources portal web site

  • Serve as system administrator: create new user profiles, troubleshoot errors, release system updates and new features, etc.
  • Oversee addition of new content and contribute to resources lists, blog, etc.
  • Install and release new site features as appropriate

c. Ongoing maintenance of KM server (Ubuntu Linux OS)

  • Apply hardware/software updates and troubleshoot issues to minimize down time
  • Ensure proper completion of file backups on a regular basis

d. Electronic document delivery services

  • Download, scan, save, and distribute articles in PDF formats from a variety of sources
  • Promote proper file saving and naming procedures for all files on company server

III. Maintenance of library of physical documents

  • Oversee organization of library file room
  • Weed library collection as space needs demand
  • Ensure collection and storage of all of BBC's consulting project deliverables

IV. Oversight of archiving BBC's proprietary materials

  • Catalog all BBC deliverables into digital archive upon project completion
  • Catalog electronic copies of historical BBC projects into digital archive
  • Maintain list of historical project work (via Excel spreadsheet updates)

V. Periodicals subscription maintenance

  • Maintain list of current subscriptions, renewal dates, web access credentials, etc.
  • Submit requisition forms for all renewals and complete transactions after approval
  • Monitor subscription value/usage and recommend additions/removals as necessary

VI. Research support for BBC Professional staff

  • Perform in-depth Internet research to build knowledge base of IVD industry-related information, often under the direction of the BBC consulting staff 
  • Organize and synthesize research findings for delivery to staff 
  • Catalog all research findings of lasting value into digital archive
  • Oversee distribution of research tasks within KM team as appropriate

VII. Training of new staff on KM services

  • Create/update learning objects for staff training on digital archive, resources portal, and other KM initiatives
  • Deliver training session to all new BBC employees on KM offerings
  • Promote the usage of KM services and manage "internal marketing" campaigns to staff

VIII. Strategic planning of KM department offerings to staff

  • Write yearly departmental goals to determine the strategic direction of the KM team
  • Investigate new service opportunities and/or alteration of current services to best serve the ongoing information needs of the Professional staff
  • Actively participate in the LIS community to keep abreast of emerging trends
  • Oversee implementation of new KM projects, including justification to/approval from BBC Senior Management, development of implementation plan, distribution of work among KM team, and execution of necessary steps to initiate action

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA.; MLS and 3+ years of library experience
  • Prior managerial experience of one or more individuals
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to handle a high degree of multitasking on a daily basis
  • Experience with literature reviews and Web-based searching; familiarity with information seeking behaviors/advanced searching techniques required
  • Prior cataloging experience required; experience with the DSpace Digital Repository software and/or Dublin Core metadata a plus
  • Linux programming language skills; experience with server maintenance and troubleshooting. In lieu of these skills, candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills and capability to quickly learn new operating systems/programs

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Susan Daley, Administrative Asisstant, at sdaley@bostonbiomed.com

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Metadata Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Metadata Librarian is a new tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Metadata Department at the University of Florida Libraries. The incumbent establishes processes that facilitate user discovery and access to library resources through the application of various metadata standards and best practices. In consultation and collaboration with UF colleagues and project teams, the Metadata Librarian creates and revises metadata at the local and network level for special collections and other material to ensure broad access, promotes the Libraries' holdings, and supports discovery of electronic resources and digitized collections. The Metadata Librarian advises on ontology and metadata schema development within the context of emerging linked data and semantic web applications as well as on metadata and information organization needs. Utilizing batch loading and editing tools, the Metadata Librarian improves access, actionability, and processing of library resources while achieving workflow efficiencies.

As a Cataloging and Metadata Department faculty member, the Metadata Librarian will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing metadata. The Metadata Librarian pursues professional development opportunities and engages in research, publication, and professional association activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Metadata Librarian will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until December 14, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 16, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Director, Mitchell College of Business Learning Resources Center, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Essential Functions

Administers the Mitchell College of Business Library's services and resources to include: instruction, reference, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, and the daily operation of the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Provides both on-line and in-person reference service and research support; teaches course related instruction sessions; develops and promotes information literacy instruction related to business research; creates and maintains online research guides and other digital learning products; evaluates and selects electronic resources and participates in overall collection development and serves as the LRC liaison with the University Libraries; supervises staff to include assigning duties, checking work, approving time off, signing timesheets, preparing performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary issues; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.  

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in library science from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and two years of professional experience as a business librarian. An additional advanced degree in a business related discipline, preferably an MBA, is highly preferred. Experience with information technology and library systems is preferred. Evidence of successful supervisory, interpersonal, organization, communication and leadership skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially with diverse constituencies including faculty, staff, and students, both in-person and online.

Candidates can view http://www.cityofmobile.org for information about the Mobile area.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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Student Diversity Award for ARLIS/NA Conference, March 19-23, 2015

Attend the 43rd Annual ARLIS/NA Fort Worth Conference in Texas  March 19-23, 2015.

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance

Deadline: November 30, 2014 (11:59pm EST)

This award was established by ARLIS/NA to provide funding for a student to attend the ARLIS/NA Conference.

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column.

Award Info:

$1000 - Award may be used for expenses related to attendance at the conference: ARLIS/NA student membership, conference registration, travel, lodging, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be a U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or Be a Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or Be a Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/172-student-diversity-award-for-conference-attendance

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Digital Asset Librarian, CBT Architects, Boston, MA

CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc., 180 person architecture, interior design and urban planning firm based in Boston is seeking a Digital Asset Librarian. The Librarian will to implement, maintain and manage our Digital Asset Management System (OpenAsset). 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement OpenAsset with project team
  • Assess the firm's current digital contents, specific requirements and make recommendations
  • Interface with different departments and Principals to better understand needs and best way of organizing
  • Design workflows, standards, processes and set goals that will leverage the system.
  • Understand the organizational needs and develop metadata and tags to deliver quality content readily accessible and searchable for different requirements.
  • Gatekeeper of a highly dynamic DAM system with a responsibility to ensure content quality and implementation of processes and workflow adjustments.
  • Ongoing training of users and support of the system

Experience and Qualifications:

1-3 years of relevant experience
Proficient with Adobe applications, specifically Photoshop
Experience with digital cameras and processing raw image files
Experience in color judgment and image quality control
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates collaborative and professional work ethic

When applying for this position, please reference Job # 2014-12

Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio via email to hr@cbtarchitects.com, the total size of the attached file(s) should not exceed 5MB or mail:

Human Resources,
CBT Architects
110 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114

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Learning Commons Student Worker, Simmons College Library, Boston, MA

Work Schedule: 10-15 hours per week as required (usually including mornings, evenings, and weekends)

Pay Rate: $12/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students only. See qualifications below for more details. This position provides reference and circulation services to members of the Simmons community during morning, evening, and weekend hours.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provides reference services using both print and electronic resources in person, by phone, and via email and chat, to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and guests of the College 
  • Provides circulation services and performs Library opening and closing duties with the assistance of the Circulation Student Worker 
  • Prepares and updates research guides 
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collection 
  • Shelf-reads and shelves reference materials to maintain the organization of the reference collection 
  • Assists patrons with equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television 
  • Performs other duties or projects as needed 

Qualifications:
Required: 

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program 
  • Completion of LIS-407: Reference/Information Services 
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

To apply, please submit  resume and cover letter to Allison Estell at allison.estell@simmons.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Library Assistant (part-time), Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library.

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM-4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.  

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The library assistant spends the majority of their time interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree; a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; strong research skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task; the ability to work well in a team environment; and experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position.

Coursework in Library and Information Science, and/or familiarity with archival principles, user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager), and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred.

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to forty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

Salary: $14.00/hour.

Application procedure:  Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and three references to Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, at acook@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Applications must be received by 9am, 1 December 2014 to be considered.

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APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge

APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge, an annual case competition that emphasizes how information technology can be used in innovative ways to meet strategic business challenges, will be held from the 4th to 8th May 2015 in Singapore Management University (SMU).

Competition participants are upper year undergraduates from leading universities around the world. Prior to the competition, the teams participate in a thematic workshop, which consist of a panelist discussion relating to the case topic by key industry practitioners, as well as application demonstrations by various partners. During the competition phase, teams will deliberate over the case for 24 hours before presenting their creative solutions to the judging panel, which consists of top industry experts. The event will then culminate in a gala dinner and award ceremony to acknowledge our partners as well as present awards to the winning teams.

With 2015 being the 7th year since the inception of APEX Business-IT, the organizing committee promises a fantastic experience for both our event partners and participants! Visit us at www.apex.smu.edu.sg for more details!

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Librarian, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

Our Mission:

As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Please apply at https://jobs.sbcc.edu

11/12/14

11/14-R6

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Essential Functions of Position:

Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a dynamic team environment dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We have a commitment to excellent customer service and student success.

Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; and helping to create and maintain online instructional tools. Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency/library skills, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Additional responsibilities for this position available here.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must meet one of these criteria:

  1. Master's degree in library science, or library and information science, OR
  2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR
  3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in an academic library, preferably a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience using web development tools (for instance, Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP / CSS); ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and other web technologies; experience implementing, integrating and evaluating technologies and services.
  • Experience in selecting and integrating electronic resources for peer review, product trials and selection, and producing reports to monitor usage of digital resources.
  • Experience in administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including an integrated library system, link resolvers, proxy server, and service configurations.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching library research skills and information competency, including using instructional technology and online learning objects for delivery of instruction and interaction with students.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
  • Knowledge of digital repository projects and metadata development and maintenance for local digital collections.
  • Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with various departmental service units.

Salary & Personnel Benefits:

The current salary schedule range for a entering tenure-track faculty member is $55,435-$85,364, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $2,771.75. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member increases one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $96,656, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic
preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" Health & Welfare Benefits Program.

Application Deadline/Screening:

Completed online applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online
application system.)

  1. Online District Application form @ https://jobs.sbcc.edu
  2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
  3. CV or Resume.
  4. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the "Applicant Documents" section entitled, "Other". The statement presents the basis for this claim and submits supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other products.
  5. Copy of college transcripts.**
  6. A minimum list of three professional references, with contact information, is required on the online application under "Professional References". A maximum of six professional references may be submitted if desired. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance. Preferred references include: current department chair, immediate past department chair, current Dean, immediate past Dean, one current faculty colleague and one current student, or appropriate equivalent references.
  7. Letters of recommendation are not required but are strongly preferred by the committee. You may attach up to three letters of recommendation found under "Applicant Documents" in the field entitled, "Letters of Reference or Confidential Placement File".

**Please scan transcripts & certificates/licenses, if applicable, and submit electronically as attachments to your online application. If you experience technical difficulties attaching your transcripts electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

**Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation
services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via https://jobs.sbcc.edu by the above application deadline (please see above instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1 above) be complete and specific to fully indicate education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

You may attach additional supporting material to the online application under "Applicant Documents" section entitled, "Other." If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your application has been successfully submitted online.

Selection Procedure:

Online applications will be initially reviewed by the selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC. A teaching demonstration and in-person interview will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee, the Department Chair, and the Dean will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate's name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:

If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:

  • Satisfactory results from prescribed job-related medical examination, including recent evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis.
  • Satisfactory fingerprint report.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

WORKING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoor instructional laboratory and classroom work environment
Subject to variable work hours
Driving a vehicle to conduct work
Constant interruptions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (with or without provision of responsible accommodation)

Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for an extended period of time.
Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversations with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Reaching, bending and stooping to retrieve materials.
Lifting, carrying materials to and from teaching location.
Pushing, pulling assistive tools for transporting materials.
Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal office equipment.
Reading a variety of complex materials.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College Students.
Mobility as required on campus and between locations as able to monitor student activities required.

For all Full Time Faculty openings, deadlines, and link to online application, please visit our website at: https://jobs.sbcc.edu

Santa Barbara City College,
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581Ext. 2258
Interviews by Invitation Only

SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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Research Data Management Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars' needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU's IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries' repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.

Responsibilities:

This new position will play a key role in NYU's mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars' emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

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 11 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:  Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Manager of Library Applications, C/W Mars, Inc., Worcester, MA

Position: Manager of Library Applications

Division: Library Applications

Salary Range: $71,000-$85,000

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Library Applications Supervisors, Systems Librarian, and Developer

Purpose

Manages the Library Applications department and provides leadership in the development of products, services and new technologies to optimize the use of the C/W MARS Integrated Library System (ILS) by member libraries. Holds the major responsibility for support of the library automation system software at member library locations. Supervises activities of those positions under his or her supervision. Coordinates, develops and/or implements training programs related to the ILS and online resources as needed for Library staff and Central Site staff. Coordinates the development of user documentation in print and electronic formats. Serves on the C/W MARS Management Team. Performs other tasks consistent with level of responsibility.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provides leadership in the management of the Integrated Library System (ILS), including identifying development priorities, writing specifications, and providing training and documentation for member libraries. Develops and implements policies regarding the integrated library systems, web sites, and online resources. Develops reports and makes recommendations for long range library applications planning.

  • Ensures the efficient operation of the ILS and other library automation systems.
  • Plans and coordinates the activities of Library Applications staff in coordination with departmental supervisors.
  • Develops and monitors the customer service skills of all staff within the Library Applications Department.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, hires senior staff for the Library Applications Department. Supervises, trains and reviews positions reporting to the Manager of Library Applications.
  • Visits member sites on a regular basis. Identifies unmet needs.
  • Ensures awareness of the full range of services, functionality, and supporting activities that are available.
  • Coordinates orientation and training for new member libraries or those upgrading to circulating status.
  • Identifies development needs for the ILS and creates specifications for development in coordination with the Development Committee as well as appropriate library applications and system staff Provides technical assistance with shell scripts for task automation along with updating and maintaining of the ILS database.
  • Coordinates and assists with installation and testing of upgrades and patches to ILS software as well as postgres.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

External Job Contacts

  • Governing bodies, administrators, and staff of existing and potential new member libraries.
  • Vendor representatives.
  • Administrators and staff of the Regional Library Systems and the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Professional associations.

Essential Education, Skills, Knowledge

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Six years' public or academic library experience, with at least 4 years of supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of automated networks/consortia strongly preferred.
  • Significant experience with Integrated Library Systems and automated tools to support them.
  • Two years of experience with content management system such as Drupal or Wordpress,
  • Two years of experience with programming languages including PHP, SQl, HTML, XML, open source software, and experience with Internet technologies and electronic resources.
  • Familiarity with database administration and knowledge of Postgres preferred.
  • Experience with project management and project management software.
  • Ability to relate well to and motivate others. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of productivity software, MARC records and other metadata formats.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, use computers, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear and frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and may require occasional lifting and carrying of equipment of up to 40 pounds.

The work is performed primarily in an on-site office setting; however, frequent local travel may be required, necessitating the availability and use of a personal automobile.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Moderate levels of stress may occur.

General Information

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The incumbent must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to resume@cwmars.org

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Research Analyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Organization: Sutter Hill Ventures

Organizational Contact: Holly Marr, holly@shv.com

Position Title: Research Analyst

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Opening Statement/Job Description:

At Sutter Hill Ventures, the library scientist is a Research Analyst who plays a vital part in designing, maintaining, and optimizing a high-tech information system. The research analyst will:

  • Refine and implement the proprietary classification system in use at Sutter Hill.
  • Write best-practices documentation for using and maintaining the system.
  • Establish curation goals, strategies, and maintenance schedules.
  • Execute fast-paced, very high-volume work requirements in an organized and efficient manner.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • B.A. or M.A. in Library or Information Science.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, a strong bias towards accuracy, high throughput, and team oriented production.
  • Some fundamental requirements: quick hands at the keyboard, a good eye for patterns, zeal for rare objects.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email to Holly Marr, holly@shv.com.
  • Be sure to include indicators of academic excellence on your resume.
  • Letters of recommendation for significant contributions to systems of classification in either work or academic settings are encouraged but not required.

Work hours: Full-time position generally 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, 40 hours per week.

Compensation: $40,000-$60,000 annual compensation, based upon qualifications, with bonuses and generous benefits.

Closing Date: June 1st, 2015

Open to Spring 2015 Graduates

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Teen Educator/Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Providence Public Library is a private nonprofit public library serving the city and state of Rhode Island.  It is embarking on the first three years of a new Strategic Plan - Think Again!  This vision targets city youth in particular as a high priority group, and the library is planning the launch of a soft renovation of an expanded teen space in Spring, 2015 and the creation of a new teen center in 2016/17.  The library is also expanding its 5th floor technology instruction lab, the Garage, into a flexible makerspace area for programs, classes and experiences that inspire innovation, creativity and incubation.  Outcome-based teen programs of high impact will be a major driving force of the Garage creation and the future of the library.  Additionally, the library has also recast and merged its exhibition and programming model to create a unified learning experience for all ages.  The library is seeking a teen educator with passion, enthusiasm, a high degree of technology know how and the ability to work with, mentor, and interact with teens in productive, innovative and supportive ways.  We're looking for someone to make Providence Public Library one of the coolest and geekiest places for teens in the state!

Major Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans and implements full range of high impact Learning Venture* programs for youth that can supplement formal curriculum whenever feasible. This includes working closely with appropriate library staff, community youth themselves, seeking and recruiting program partners/volunteers, (specifically college students, teachers, retired professors and teachers, and community experts); and tying curriculum to library programs and library collections in meaningful ways. This model incorporates the "connected learning" concept for youth engagement. * A Learning Venture program is a series of programs that provide a project based, educational experience that incorporates youth interests, technology, library collections, community needs, and school curriculums which results in measurable, quantifiable outcomes.
  • Provides direct assistance to youth with basic information regarding use of library materials and services, with special emphasis on programming
  • Creates an inviting, fun environment for youth that inspires learning and creativity
  • Serves on the library's Programs and Exhibition committee and partners with other library staff to create robust exhibition experiences for audiences of all ages, including youth
  • Collaborates with Head of Children and Youth Services on collection development/maintenance
  • Maintains, cultivates collaborations with public/private/charter middle and high schools, including teachers, curriculum specialists, media specialists, and administration
  • Maintains, cultivates collaborations, and encourages partnerships with city and state youth serving arts and educational organizations
  • Maintains, cultivates contacts with parents and caregivers of middle and high school students
  • Oversees and coordinates daily activities of Volunteers assigned to youth programs and services
  • Designs effective data collection methods that result in clear, measurable ways to evaluate impact of library programs
  • Takes a local and national leadership role in developing an array of effective and productive youth services
  • Attends and/or presents professional development programs in the library and youth serving community
  • Assists with other library programs and events
  • Other ancillary duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • MLIS/MEd or equivalent, plus relevant experience
  • Must communicate orally and in writing clearly, concisely, and effectively
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the educational/cognitive, and social/emotional needs of youth; ability to translate those needs and interests into effective library programs and services
  • Basic knowledge of current youth programming landscape of Rhode Island, New England and national middle/high school Core Curriculum and STEM requirements
  • Knowledge of current trends in programming for youth and outcome-based assessment, including digital badging and the concept of connected learning
  • Knowledge of current information technology, internet and database searching; knowledge of software applications of potential use in youth programming

Start Date:   January 12, 2015

Hours:    37 ½ hours per week - Full time

Salary:  $52,000 - $62,000 DOQ - plus benefits

Deadline for Resumes:   December 1, 2014

Resume to

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email:  hr@provlib.org

An Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Reference Services Internship Program, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and will assist with the implementation of a special project focusing on our Local History Collection.  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as collection and website development, digitization projects, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • The stipend is provided by the West Hartford Public Library Foundation and will be administered by the school in which the student is enrolled
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internship@westhartfordlibrary.org by November 28, 2014.  Candidates will be notified by the end of December.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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BiblioTemps Interviews Days

BiblioTemps®, a service of the Massachusetts Library System, will be conducting open interviews throughout December! We seek people with library experience to fill short-term assignments at libraries throughout Massachusetts in areas including (but not limit to) circulation, reference, children and youth services, management, cataloging and archives. Assignments may range from one day substitutions to multi-month interim placements.

Good candidates for BiblioTemps® include:

  • Experienced professional librarians
  • Library school students or new graduates
  • Experienced paralibrarians
  • General staff with library work experience
  • Unemployed or underemployed library workers
  • Part-time workers in need of additional hours
  • Recent retirees

Screening interviews are the best way for us to get to know more about you, your background, and your interests. They are also an opportunity for you to learn more about BiblioTemps and complete the paperwork necessary to add you to our pool of temps actively eligible for placement.

If you would like to be considered for a screening interview at one of the sessions listed above, please register using the links below.  We will notify those selected for screening interviews a week in advance of the interview date. Additional interview dates for January to be announced soon.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 pm, MLS Whately office, Whately, MA

http://www.agreeAdate.com/94806B4766CFB07A0518D6D8735B3F83CA08

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:15 pm, Topsfield Public Library, Topsfield, MA

http://www.agreeAdate.com/94806B4566C1B07A0518D6D8735B3E85CB0E

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:15 pm, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

http://www.agreeAdate.com/94806B4765CAB07A0518D6D8735B3F85C908

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:15 pm, Kingston Public Library, Kingston, MA

http://www.agreeAdate.com/94806B4765C9B07A0518D6D8735B3F85C80C

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Director of Finance and Administration, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR001874

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 13

Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual with leadership qualities to join its service-oriented and forward-looking Library team.

The Library's Director of Finance and Administration is a key senior position. It serves as the Library's chief financial officer, with leadership, strategic planning, management, and advisory responsibilities for the areas of finance and budget, facilities planning, construction and maintenance operations, and human resources, and oversees the day-to-day administrative operation of the Library. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Director serves as a member of the Library's senior management team, and as the Library's primary point person for communication with and required reporting to, University Budget, Facilities, and Human Resources offices.

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A Masters Degree, with MBA, MS in Library Science preferred, with an emphasis on financial and operations management.
  • 5 years related and progressively responsible experience.
  • Mastery of multiple enterprise management systems such as Banner.

Demonstrated:

  • Success managing budgets, personnel, projects, and space planning in a large, complex academic organization. 
  • Success planning and managing complex projects and budgets, and working effectively with campus budget, Facilities, and HR units.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, make reasoned decisions and provide leadership in a consultative and collaborative environment.

Excellent: 

  • Analytical, planning, financial, and project management skills.
  • Oral and written communication, personnel, and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of Excel, enterprise financial, and HR systems.
  • Knowledge of trends in academic library facilities, budgets, and human resources.
  • Ability to quickly learn new financial, HR, project management technologies and understand their implications for work-flow and time management

Must be:

  • Highly organized, motivated and energetic. 
  • A good team builder and project manager.

With the ability to:

  • Direct and work collaboratively with the Library's administrative team 
  • Mentor, support, and develop staff
  • Work with a diverse group within the Libraries and across the University.

Advantages will include:

  • Experience with financial management in an institution using responsibility center management (RCM). 
  • Good working knowledge of Banner Finance, PeopleAdmin, BannerHR, TM1, Cognos, and COEUS.

About applying

Applications received by December 1st, 2014, will receive first consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references who have supervised their work. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/careers/index.html, where more details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. For other enquiries, contact the search committee chair, Janet Morrow (j.morrow@neu.edu, tel. (617) 373-4959).

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/542751

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Information Resources Specialist, Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

The Brattle Group is seeking an Information Resources Specialist in our Cambridge, MA office. This position is responsible for managing the library and information resources offerings across the firm. S/he will act as the main point person for maintaining the firm's online and print subscriptions and data products, developing methods to store and share knowledge resources, and conducting user training. S/he will also provide occasional assistance with business development and project-related research.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the firm's various data and research tools
  • Create an efficient system to manage and share subscription and database product information across offices
  • Act as the point person for user set-up, inquiries and training, and collect feedback on usefulness of data products and subscriptions
  • Work with the General Counsel to understand and track data license and copyright agreements and ensure adherence to those agreements
  • Work with Practice Area leadership to identify new or replacement products and services and oversee the product inquiry process
  • Manage ad-hoc research and article/book/report acquisition
  • Enhance the firm's business development resources (Law360, PACER, etc.) and help to raise awareness of these collections across the firm
  • Provide support to the Marketing team in performing research for consulting staff (briefing docs, case reviews, etc.)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of (4) years of experience in Library and/or Knowledge Management or two (2) years of related work experience with a Master's degree in a Library and Information Science.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in collaboration applications (SharePoint preferred)
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting tasks and demands while staying organized
  • Proficiency in online research and legal databases preferred
  • Strong customer service skills with strict attention to detail and follow-up in a fast-paced office environment
  • Proactive and willing to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Appropriate judgment and ability to keep information confidential

The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We aim for the highest level of client service and quality in our industry.

We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. Brattle has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall - the highest among economic consulting firms - in the 2015 Vault Consulting 50. With a staff of over 250, we have offices in Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; London; Madrid; and Rome.

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidates' knowledge, skills, and experience.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please visit the Careers section of our website (http://www.brattle.com) and submit a cover letter with salary history and resume. No phone calls please.

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

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Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Shapiro Library seeks a dynamic and student oriented librarian to join our team as the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, this faculty librarian will develop and lead Shapiro Library's information literacy initiatives and assessment for our campus. In addition, S/he will coordinate efforts for information literacy delivery for the College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE) using both traditional face-to-face delivery methods, as well as innovative online tutorials.

The successful candidate will also identify appropriate learning outcomes and assessment tools; develop user guides and training materials; manage library instruction across a team of librarians; provide reference services; act as a faculty liaison; conduct collection management in a designated area; and participate in library, university and professional committees.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Serves on a team of librarians to develop a multilevel, curriculum-integrated information literacy education program; responsible for providing information literacy and assessment services for University College
  • Leads the planning of instructional content, activities, and assessment methods for this program
  • Provides face-to-face library instruction and online tutorials that are student centered and emphasize active learning
  • Assists instruction librarians and faculty in the development of programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  • Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in teaching information literacy skills; models innovation in this area and collaborates in innovative approaches with the teaching librarians
  • Pursues outreach partnerships with campus programs and departments to support faculty in all areas of University College and seek opportunities to integrate library resources and instruction into academic and special programs
  • Collaborates with other librarians to explore, develop, and promote the use of emerging technologies, especially those that support the library's instructional goals
  • Assists in the development and documentation of library policies and procedures
  • Assists in the development of library programs and services that support and enrich the communities we serve
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence

Job Requirements

The successful applicant must have:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • At least two years of experience that includes reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides, Microsoft Office applications, and Adobe Captivate or Camtasia
  • Demonstrated experience applying an excellent understanding of student learning outcome assessment as it applies to information literacy instruction
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities, and who represent diverse social identities
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, and principles of active learning as applied to information literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/q6hn47y

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Evening Library and Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA

Purpose / Role:  The Evening Library and Program assistant position is charged with primary responsibility for BPSI building, library security and management during BPSI's evening programming. Major focus is to provide overall building security, as well as program, educational and library support.  An ideal candidate should have knowledge of library systems, general IT and A/V experience, and excellent interpersonal skills especially working with the public. 

Part-time, 28 hours, Monday -Thursday  3-10pm, occasional Friday evening or Saturday events

Primary Responsibilities

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is a post-graduate educational institution with 12,000 sf of classrooms, Library and archives, in a newly renovated building.  BPSI's active educational events include evening teaching seminars, a variety of academic meetings, and programs for the public and BPSI members.

The Evening Library and Education Program Assistant will have Primary responsibility for:

  • Evening management and support of BPSI programs.  This includes managing access to the building in the evening, implementing and following security protocols, greeting and assisting visitors to BPSI's library, evening events/programs, classes, and meetings. This position will also be responsible to provide A/V, website, educational and database assistance as requested.

Security, A/V, and Building Management

  • Monitor and oversee access to building.
  • Assist guests in navigating the building.
  • Provide help with AV, internet access, copier, and printers for visitors.
  • Set up, ensure proper start and stop audio recording and monitor video recording for classes or programs as required.
  • Troubleshoot any A/V or equipment related difficulties.
  • Post-event: wrap and put away any remaining food items, ensure that all rooms are clear of any dishes, food, drinks, food boxes/wrappers, trash.
  • Make sure all windows are secured and building is locked and alarmed at the end of the evening.

Library and Archives

Without compromising security responsibilities, serve as evening library manager:

Desk and Circulation

  • Assist Library Patrons to check books in/out in Mandarin Oasis catalog; re-shelve; follow up on book returns.
  • Assist members and public with various library and Institute inquiries. Respond to reference and research requests by phone, email and in person.
  • Perform reference and bibliographic searches for patrons. Find and copy/mail or scan/email articles, book chapters etc. Process interlibrary loan requests.
  • Collect copying, scanning, and other library services fees keeping record of article requests and payments.

Process incoming items to Library/Archives, including purchased and donated materials.

  • Catalog books and materials (enter into Oasis) attach spine, label, barcode, book card.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Database (PEP Web)

  • Provide weekly tech support and search assistance with BPSI accounts.

Archival projects in collaboration with Archivist.

  • Transition archival finding aids to XML format.
  • Convert and back-up audio records, to production, and process archival collections.
  • Assist in supervision of archival interns.

Education Program Assistant

Course Syllabi and Reading List Management

  • Lead collection of syllabi and learning objectives from instructors in all education programs, and the linking of syllabi to online journals. Ensure timely posting to web, accuracy and functionality of links. Coordinate with staff/faculty team to execute any other steps necessary to complete process for each course. Confirm that relevant staff receives completed syllabus files.

Continuing Education

  • Lead responsibility for managing execution of on-line Continuing Education evaluations

Web and Database Team

  • Serve as web and database assistant, responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date content postings to the Member and Library sections of BPSI Website including committee calendars, and in collaboration with Librarian and internal Web staff.
  • Proactively review website to ensure out of date content has been moved or removed.
  • Serve as lead in data bases across organization reflect changes and updates. These include:  Peachtree, P-e-P, Access, Constant Contact, Donor Perfect etc.  Assist in DonorPerfect management.  Populate, maintain and update BPSI roster.
  • Oversee and maintain accuracy of rosters for each membership category ensuring information is edited in a timely basis and kept up to date.
  • Work with Oasis and other Library technology tools: Oxygen XML editor, Audiovisual editing and file sharing, OCR.
  • Train end users in new technologies as required.

Time distribution:  Approximately 10 hours devoted to Library, 18 hours Flex between remaining responsibilities, depending on current projects and deadlines of the organization.

Specialized skills:

  • Proficient with computers, iPads, printers, and instructions on varied software.
  • Familiarity with Library collection, systems, and cataloging. (Circulation and cataloging training can be provided).
  • Strong interpersonal, creative, and technical skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect or other relational database desirable.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of A/V and general IT equipment.
  • Comfort with evening building security management.

Qualities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A self starter with the ability to work independently, and exhibits initiative and drive.
  • Detail oriented and diligent in follow through and execution.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Creative, resourceful problem solver.

Reporting Relationships  

  • Report to Managing Director.
  • Report to Librarian/Archivist for direct library responsibilities.
  • Take direction and assignments from Senior Administrator and Director of Continuing Education.
  • Collaborate with internal web team, BPSI staff, and BPSI faculty.

Application

  • Send letter of interest, CV, and salary requirements to Olga Umansky, Librarian in c/o library@bpsi.org

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2014-2015 VRA Foundation Project Grant Program

Extended deadline:  November 17, 2014

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces that the application period for its next round of ProjectGrants is open. This program provides support for projects that reflect the VRA Foundation mission to advance education, research, and outreach in the field of visual resources and image management. 

Two grants are available in the fall 2014 cycle with up to $1,500 to be awarded per grant. The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a significant component of a larger project. Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged. Of particular interest are innovative projects with results that can have broad impact and be shared with the global community. Categories to be considered for funding include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: 

  • Image Cataloging and Metadata
  • Data Standards
  • Digital Archives
  • Digitization Projects of Special and/or Unique Collections (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
  • Visual Literacy
  • Pedagogy and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Rights

The deadline for the fall 2014 review is November 17, 2014. Awards will be announced by December 17, 2014. More information, including the application form, can be found on the Visual Resources Association Foundation website at:

http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/project_grants/

For consideration, please submit your application to Betha Whitlow, bwhitlow@artsci.wustl.edu, by Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:59 Pacific Time. The recipients of the VRAF Project Grants will be announced by Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

The VRA Foundation has United States Internal Revenue Service status as a 501c3 non-profit entity. All elements of a proposed project must be performed within the legal parameters of United States local, regional, and federal government requirements. International applications are welcome from institutions or individuals provided applicant institutions have the equivalent of US non-profit status, and applicant individuals have a similar non-profit, educational purpose.

If you have further questions about the Project Grant Program or the application process, please contact: Betha Whitlow, VRA Foundation Board of Directors, bwhitlow@artsci.wustl.edu, phone: 314-935-5256.

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Interim Assistant Library Director, Russell Library, Middletown, CT

Russell Library, Middletown's award-winning public library, seeks an Interim Assistant Library Director to serve during a transition period of up to 12 months while a search for a new Library Director is conducted. The Interim Assistant Director will assist the retiring Library Director; duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Library Director in library-wide managerial and organizational responsibilities and direct the operations of Administrative Services.
  • Manage personnel functions, e.g., performance review coordination, FMLA, sick leave for part-time staff, recommendations to Director and Board on personnel policies and procedures, and consultation with employment law counsel.
  • Perform critical office functions in the absence of the Administrative Assistant, e.g., pay invoices; process credit card statements; prepare purchase orders; process payroll; back up digital financial records.
  • Participate in near term and long range planning for library growth.
  • Support and facilitate interdepartmental and intradepartmental projects.
  • Contribute to development and administration of the annual budgets.
  • Research and recommend purchases through local, state, and federal contract pricing.
  • Participate in the employment, training and evaluation of professional and support staff.

The skills and knowledge for the position required would generally be acquired with a Master's Degree in Library Science and six years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including four years in the administration of a major library department.

Applicants must have a strong knowledge of library practices, procedures and technology; experience in organizing and administering an operating budget utilizing an electronic financial system, preferably a municipal system; familiarity with execution of FMLA policies; and possess strong HR management and staff relations skills. They must be proficient in library computer applications and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. A Connecticut Motor Vehicle Driver license is desirable.

The salary is commensurate with experience.

This position offers benefits for a 40-hour work week.

Applications and the job description are available online at the Russell Library website: http://russelllibrary.org/about_us/employment.html

Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm, Monday, December 1, 2014 to: Arthur Meyers, Library Director, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT 06457, or email to: ameyers@russell.lioninc.org.

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Call for Papers: ERPA International Congresses on Education

It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you about the ERPA International Congresses on Education 2015 that will be held in Athens/Greece from 4 to 7 June 2015 
​(​http://www.erpacongress.com). We hope that the conference will enable you to share your research with an international research community and to engage in discussion about the current issues in the field of education. The scientific committee in ERPA Congress aims to keep the level of the presentations as high as possible so that it is a positive intellectual experience for all the participants. Therefore, we want you to remember ERPA International Congresses on Education as a place where you discussed the issues and questions that count for your research, renewed relations with your colleagues and made contacts that helped you to develop new directions in your work. Official congress languages are English, Greek and Turkish.

Eight branch congress will be held concurrently in ERPA International congresses on Education 2015;

  • ERPA International Educational Sciences Congress 
  • ERPA International Science and Mathematics Education Congress 
  • ERPA International Social Sciences Education Congress
  • ERPA International Health and Physical Education Congress 
  • ERPA International Art Education Congress 
  • ERPA International Special Education Congress
  • ERPA International Computer Education and Instructional Technology Congress 
  • ERPA International Language Education Congress

While registering the ERPA congress 2015 you will be asked to choose the one that is related to your field of study. The main purpose in incorporating eight congresses within the scope of ERPA congress is to make the researchers aware of current trends in different fields, learn about the research conducted in different areas and help them discuss new trends and encourage interdisciplinary research. Therefore, the theme of the ERPA congress 2015 is "Interdisciplinary Research in Education". Highlighting this theme does not mean underestimating or neglecting other important aspects of education research and practice.

We also hope the conference will be an enjoyable experience for all participants. Athens is a well-known historical city. You should therefore come and discover this beautiful city and enjoy the beauties of Athens. The ERPA International Congresses on Education 2015 will be held in the President Hotel which is located near historical places and in the middle of the city's busy quarter, and surrounded by many historical and aesthetic architectural buildings. 

​The ERPA Congress will publish a hardcopy "book of abstracts". It is a pleasure to share with you that we are contracted with Elsevier Ltd. for publishing ERPA Congress 2015 Proceedings in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences which is indexed on the Science Direct and ISI Web of Knowledge. The proceedings should be written in good English and should be 3 to 6 pages in length. Meanwhile, if the authors demand their manuscripts will be considered for the publication in the journals that supports the ERPA congress;

  • International Online Journal of Educational Sciences
  • The Journal of Happiness and Well-Being
  • International Journal of Human Sciences 
  • KALEM International Journal of Educational and Human Sciences
  • Sakarya University Journal of Education Faculty
  • International Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics

Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to meeting all of you in Athens, Greece.
Best regards,

Organizing Committee of ERPA International Congresses on Education 2015

​Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 6 May 2015
Registration Deadline: 15 May 2015
Full Paper Deadline: 26 June 2015
ERPA Congress: 4 -7 June 2015

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the ERPA congress 2015 or your ERPA congress login, please contact the secretary at ​erpacongress@gmail.com.

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High School Library Teacher, Needham High School, Needham, MA

Long Term Substitute (January-June)

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

Leader:

  • Participates in school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staf

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the School Library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Reports to the Director of Technology and Innovation and High School Principal

Qualifications:

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

Selection Procedure:

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

Application Procedure:

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

Application Deadline: 11/21/2014

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

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

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Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Your open door to opportunity-the Worcester Public Library Board of Directors seeks an experienced visionary who can provide strong leadership throughout the Library and the Community. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships in the Community and lead the staff and Board of Directors toward a well-defined vision for the Library. The Library, with a $5 million annual budget and a dedicated staff (103 FTEs), provides services and programs through the Main Library, which houses the Talking Book Library, two community branches and two mobile Libraries. Additionally, the Library is a partner in an innovative initiative known as One City One Library, in which the city, the Library, the Community and the school system in Worcester have collaborated to create additional library spaces within three public school buildings. These locations serve the schools during the day and are open to the public after school and on Saturdays. There are plans to add more locations in additional school buildings in the near future. The City government of Worcester has a strong vision for creating a vibrant downtown and sees the Library as an integral part of that vision.

Worcester, located in Central Massachusetts, is the second largest city in New England with a population of 181,000 residents and is known as the "heart of the Commonwealth." Worcester is known as a city of firsts: many items and ideas were first discovered or created in Worcester, including the monkey wrench, the smiley face, the pill, the patent for the first liquid fuel rocket that led to modern rocketry, and the first national Women's Rights Convention. The city is home to ten different higher educational institutions including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts brings many Broadway shows and nationally known performers to the area. The American Antiquarian Society has been located in Worcester since 1812 and has the foremost collection of early American history. The Worcester Art Museum is known for the depth and breadth of its collection. Hockey fans will appreciate that the city is home to the American Hockey League team known as the Worcester Sharks. In addition to everything available in Worcester, the city is ideally located-downtown Boston is less than an hour's drive and Providence, RI and New York City, NY are within easy driving distance. The recently refurbished Union Station serves as a hub for commuter traffic, providing rail and bus options. For additional information, visit Worcester Links.

Responsibilities: The Head Librarian is responsible for overall leadership and direction for the Library and planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Worcester Public Library. Responsibilities include providing insight and opportunity as City Department Head in all matters of public library access, function, facility and service; providing the Board of Directors with timely and professional counsel and caution, assuring a dynamic and responsive public library; influencing staff with inspiration, opportunity, expectation and motivation, assuring a high performance and service driven community service; participates in legislative advocacy, professional organizations and other public arenas; administering approved budgets; supervising staff; preparing the annual Library budget; and recommending adoption of policies to the Board of Directors. To see a full job description for the position, visit WPL position description.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a master's degree in library science, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work which includes supervisory experience, and the ability to acquire and retain a certificate of professional librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and communicate library goals; demonstrate experience working with groups, such as the Board of Directors, Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, volunteers and other key community groups and stake holders for the purpose of achieving Library goals; has extensive experience in fiscal management; and has the ability to present a positive image for the library as a community leader and in professional activities. Previous experience working in an urban library environment, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board, and experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $85,000 - $112,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller or Tom Dillie. This position closes December 21, 2014.The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Library Assistant, Langley Adams Library, Groveland, MA

15-18.5 hours per week, Non-benefited
Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

Reporting relationship

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

Qualifications

  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional library service to customers
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing
  • Shall have proven experience with a variety of software programs including word processing as well as internet applications and online resources

Duties

  • Provides reader's advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assists patrons in selection of appropriate reading material
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and to contribute to the profession
  • Creates original cataloguing of library materials, as well as maintaining all bibliographic records
  • Assists the Youth Services librarian and Adult Services librarian with programs
  • Processes incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan materials
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

Other

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Shall perform other related duties as required

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

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Information Associate, Cambridge Associates, Boston, MA

Position: Information Associate
Department: Global Investment Research, Manager Research Operations
Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: Director, Manager Research Operations
Office: Boston

Firm Overview:

At Cambridge Associates, our people are our greatest assets. The dedicated and experienced people at our firm come from a variety of professional backgrounds, bringing new perspective and ideas to our work. But what really makes our firm unique is our colleagues' collaborative spirit. Professionals at our firm are not just focused on their own success. We look for professionals who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and who want to contribute to a collegial, collaborative, intelligent, and hard-working team.

Position Overview:

The Information Associate's primary role is to oversee central coordination across Cambridge Associates' private investment, hedge fund, and long-only research information. This involves high level communications, database management and reporting, coordination of research processes, and overall support of the firm's Investment Manager Research group. The role requires the ability to lead projects; work independently to query, analyze, and report on information; as well as to work within the Manager Information team to collaborate on larger initiatives and workflows. The position requires excellent communication skills, a high level of attention to detail, strong technical and database aptitude, responsiveness, and flexibility. Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Manage large scale operational processes for Research Teams across all asset classes within the broader Manager Research group.
  2. Create and run queries and reports from multiple databases in response to information requests from across the firm, supporting management, research, client, and marketing needs.
  3. Facilitate large scale communications between the Manager Research Operations and the individual Manager Research teams.
  4. Oversee and populate the database regularly with information, requiring the ability to evaluate data and use judgment.
  5. Aid and/or help lead Manager Research and Manager Research Operations with a variety of projects and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree and/or 4 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Access or similar database management systems, as well as the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with financial terminology is preferred, but not required; interest in investments a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Extremely reliable and trustworthy.
  • Able to prioritize multiple requests for information.
  • Able to work proactively and independently, as well as within a team environment.
  • Internal candidates must have a minimum of 15 months experience with the firm.

Apply online: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMBRIDGEASSOCIATES&cws=1&rid=2536

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Applications Analyst II (Business Analyst), Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Position Description:

1. Job Purpose

Performs duties related to the development, review and assessment of business processes within the Clemson University Foundation, Development Enterprise, and any other functions that utilize the Advancement software applications. Focuses on the effective use of resources, both people and technology, in the execution of the University's mission. Functions in a liaison capacity, combining expertise in fundraising and analysis with translation of users' business requirements into system deployments and/or business process changes. Acts as a change agent to help facilitate effective deployments/modifications to current practices.

2. Job Functions

Process Documentation

Consults with functional unit management and personnel to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access. Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications.  Writes detailed universally understood procedures for permanent records and for use in training.  E/30%

Systems Analysis

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and information technology analysts in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of fundraising-related systems to ensure optimal operational performance.   Analyzes the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems or enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users.  Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff regarding effective process and systems utilization.   Provides work direction to one or more technical or clerical staff or acts as a team lead on designated projects or assignments.  E/25%

Systems Compliance

Establish monitoring system and metrics to allow determination of compliance effectiveness. Audit and monitor systems for adherence to compliancy.  E/20%

Assessment

Defines and documents customer business objectives, functions and processes.  Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes.  E/15%

Reporting

Researches and prepares statistical reports using data from computer systems and/or surveys. Consolidates information into cohesive and understandable correspondence or other written form for use in management decision-making.  E/10%

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma and experience in computer system development and modification. A bachelor's degree in a related area may be substituted for the required work experience.

Preferred in Addition to the Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, six months experience in higher education fundraising environment using The Raiser's Edge, and six months experience in programming/system development or modification.

Pay & Work Schedule:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 06 ($ 38,703.00 - $ 71,608.00)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of The Raiser's Edge, SQL, CASE standard fund-raising practices, strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to solve problems and resolve difficulties using established guidelines. Tasks assigned to this level require both an in-depth and a broad understanding of problem identification, analysis and resolution. Specific duties will vary but will likely include a small portion of new development and maintenance, with the majority of time spent on data and systems integrity. In addition, a successful candidate should have knowledge of computer systems analysis, structured programming techniques, testing procedures, and documentation.

The Business Analyst operates under general or minimum supervision, and performs duties with broad latitude for judgment. Independently perform business process analysis; document, recommend, and make process and configuration changes to one or more operating functions, processes, or systems; and perform analysis to support management, IT, and end users.

Application Deadline:

October 31, 2014

Jeanne Clery Act:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vhmj9d7

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Executive Director, Hotchkiss Library, Sharon, CT

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, CT, an historic institution, offers an array of programs and activities for adults and children, in addition to maintaining a sizeable collection of books and other materials. Open seven days a week, the library is the cultural center of the community. To fund its operations, the library relies heavily on patron support. The executive director is responsible for overseeing programming as well as fundraising to sustain the library and fulfill its mission. Responsibilities also include supervision of its physical plan and all aspects of its operations. He/She will serve as the face of the library to internal and external constituencies, including the board, staff, patrons, local officials, and the public. The executive director is responsible for sound business planning as well as the preparation of and adherence to budgets. Working with the staff, the executive director will direct marketing and public relations efforts to increase support for the library and reach the largest possible audiences. He/She keeps abreast of developments in technology and implements those that are relevant to the library.

It is preferred that the candidate have a Masters in Library Science and at least 3-5 years leading educational/arts programs or institutions.

Compensation: The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is prepared to offer a salary in the $50,000+ range depending on experience.

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application: Candidates may apply by sending a letter of interest addressed to the Head of the Search Committee and resume to jbarclaycollins@gmail.com.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian (part-time), Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

About Quinsigamond Community College:

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, and a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars are available through the Training and Education Center located in downtown Worcester. In addition to the main campus, the College provides additional programs in Southbridge, at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), and at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology).

Job Description:

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

Supervision Received:

Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services or designee

Supervision Exercised:

None

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
  2. Leads library instruction sessions.
  3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
  4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
  5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
  6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
  7. Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  8. Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  9. Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  10. Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
  2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
  3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in a community college library.
  2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
  3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
  4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.

Additional Information:

Salary:

MCCC Professional rate of $25.95 per hour. No benefits apply.

Hours:

Afternoon/evening shifts at Downtown Branch library Mondays to Thursdays 4 PM to 8 PM during regular semester. Weekday day and Saturday substitution shifts may also become available.

Application Instructions:

To Apply:

Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu/human-resources for information about our college and must apply online by November 23, 2014. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

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

Rank:  Librarian 2-4

Requisition:  28032BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

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

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Excellent supervisory and strong leadership abilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, especially the ability to devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; ability to multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; ability to identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the Yale University Library's operation and mission.
  • Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Familiarity with digital photography and color management. Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use applied to libraries. Familiarity with one or more major digital content management systems appropriate for repositories.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 28032BR. Please be sure to reference 28032BR in your cover letter.

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

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Executive Director, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

The Portland Public Library ("PPL" or "the Library") is seeking an experienced library professional to replace its current Executive Director, who will retire in July 2015.

Chartered in 1867, PPL is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Maine's largest city, which is also home to a working waterfront and a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

The Library consists of a main location downtown, three branches, a mobile library, and a unique Shared Collections Management Center, developed in partnership with the Maine Historical Society.  The main downtown branch underwent a significant renovation in 2010.  PPL houses an extensive collection including electronic media, access to shared media, and important city historical archives.  In addition to providing computing and Internet access service to the public, the Library stages educational, political, and cultural events, and hosted 675,000 patron visits in 2013.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and provides strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership for the organization. Working with the senior management team, the Executive Director directs all fundraising, services, programs, and operations and fosters a culture of continuous improvement to achieve the Library's vision, mission, goals, and strategic initiatives. The Executive Director's responsibilities include recommending, designing, implementing, directing, supervising, and evaluating an active program of information services, educational opportunities, and cultural activities for the citizens of Portland and surrounding communities.  The Executive Director will lead multiple capital improvement projects, including the completion of the renovation of the main branch of the Library.

Key Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience and proven success with fundraising and advancement;
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, techniques, materials, and technologies, as well as current trends and best practices for nonprofit library management;
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills including writing, presentation, public speaking and relationship management with the ability to connect and relate at multiple levels;
  • Political acumen and collaborative and consensus-building skills, particularly the ability to work effectively with members of the Library staff, representatives of the staff association, the Library Board of Trustees, the City of Portland, county and state officials, the Friends of the Library, donors, foundations, professional and community organizations, and members of the general public;
  • A strong commitment to intellectual freedom;
  • A strong commitment to public service.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

As the chief executive officer of the Library, the Executive Director:

  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing a strategic framework in partnership with the Board of Trustees.
  • Directs strategic planning and annual plans for services, facilities, staffing, development and technology.
  • Serves as lead major gifts officer and works with the Development and External Relations Director to seek out and secure funding for Library infrastructure, programs, and services.
  • Oversees the preparation, submission to the City of Portland, and advocacy of budgets before City of Portland officials for the Library in cooperation with the Finance Director and executes those budgets in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Strengthens formal and informal collaborative relationships with City of Portland officials.
  • Actively engages in representing and promoting the Library in a variety of venues and activities within the community.
  • Recognizes and preserves the unique attributes of the Library and its role in greater Portland, while meeting the current community needs.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

At a minimum, the successful candidate will have:

  1. A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  2. At least seven years of progressively responsible work experience in public library management and supervision, including managerial experience with a high level of financial responsibility.
  3. The ability to travel both around Maine and out of state for Library business.

In addition, experience working with staff organizations and collective bargaining is strongly preferred.

Letters of interest, including salary requirements, a resume, a writing sample and any other materials that will support your application should be addressed to Beth Bordowitz, Chair, Search Committee and emailed to hr@portlandpubliclibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 on December 5, 2014.

For more information about the Portland Public Library, visit www.portlandlibrary.com.

For more information about Portland, Maine, visit:

The Portland Public Library is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Project Archivist, Carmelite Monastery of Boston, Roxbury, MA

Position: The Carmelite Monastery of Boston, a community of contemplative nuns belonging to the worldwide Order of Discalced Carmelites, seeks a part-time Project Archivist to arrange and describe (process) approximately 100 linear feet of records documenting the Monastery's 124-year history. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience processing a large collection.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Consulting Archivist, the Project Archivist will:

  • Survey collection, creating a basic box list
  • Perform basic preservation measures as necessary
  • Rehouse collection into acid-neutral boxes and folders
  • Arrange collection into pre-determined series
  • Describe collection, creating a folder-level finding aid
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and familiarity with archival processing and descriptive standards required
  • Recent graduate from a library and information science program strongly preferred
  • Experience processing large collections preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes on a regular basis
  • Outstanding organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Hours, Compensation, and Location: The Project Archivist will work 9:30-3:30 3 days per week beginning the first week of January 2015 and be compensated at $14-20 per hour, depending upon experience. The Carmelite Monastery of Boston is located at 61 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Roxbury, MA.

To Apply: Send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for two references to: jkrizack@gmail.com

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Research Librarian (1 yr), MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services, Lexington, MA

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services, a sector of the Laboratory's Information Services Department (ISD), invites applications for the position of Research Librarian.  This position provides an opportunity for a service-oriented science and technology librarian to participate in research and information delivery in a complex and dynamic Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC.)  The Research Librarian will participate in the Library's Research and Awareness Services Team through the delivery of research, reference, and mediated search services, collection development, and in library liaison activities.  The position requires an incumbent with curiosity and initiative to explore technological innovations to help improve operations and to contribute to the Library's efforts to become a fully-functional Library of the Future.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines
  • Analyze trends in the research programs; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop "collaborative" subject pages and alerts to support and enhance staff use/re-use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection management, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.
  • U.S. citizenship and an ability to acquire a U.S. Department of Defense security clearance are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Sci/Tech environment and/or a degree in Engineering or Science.
  • Professional understanding of collaboration technologies, taxonomies, ontologies, content management systems for the delivery of library services.
  • Understanding of collection development practices related to the scientific, technical and report literature.

How to Apply: send cover letter and resume to Seidel@LL.mit.edu

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Record Clerk (2), Special Counsel Information Governance, Boston, MA

Special Counsel Information Governance (formerly TRAK Records and Library) is looking for two Records Clerks for an IP records project at law firm client in Boston. This is an entry/junior-level project and requires just light records or library experience (open to light law firm admin exper, as well). The project is indefinite and would start immediately!

Pay rate is $12-14/hr depending on experience.

Contact Julie Andrews, National Senior Business Development Director, at julie.andrews@specialcounselig.com.

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Research Librarian, Apex Systems, Lexington, MA

Apex Systems, part of On Assignment, the 2nd largest IT staffing Solutions firm in the country, has an opportunity for a Research Librarian role in Lexington, MA. It is a 1 year + W2 contract position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details:

Description of Project:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science and related disciplines
  • Analyze trends in the research programs; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop collaborative subject pages and alerts to support and enhance staff use/re-use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

Required Skills:

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection management, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.

Additional Requirements:

Must be a US Citizen and able to pass a government background check

Location:

Lexington, MA area

Duration:

1 year + (expected to be multi-year) W2 contract position

Pay:

$35 - 45/hr (based on experience; equivalent to $72 - 92K)

Benefits:

Health and Medical Benefit options

Vacation and Holiday Time package

Please send a Word resume to Claudio Baccari, Senior Professional Recruiter, at cbaccari@apexsystemsinc.com.

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer and encourages both female and minority applicants.

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Public Services Assistant I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Freeland, WA

Starting Pay: $15.12 - $20.78 Hourly (15hrs/wk)

The Public Services Assistant I position performs basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or mobile services to contribute to their effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills and may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions:

  1. Staffs the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.
  2. Assists customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.
  3. Returns library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.
  4. Provides assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.
  5. Responds to basic technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.
  6. Submits and monitors technical reports for library technology service issues. Refers complex issues to technical staff.
  7. Performs other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares correspondences and reports.
  2. Trains new staff as needed.
  3. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  4. Assists with special projects as required.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  2. Knowledge of Library District's policies and procedures.
  3. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  4. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  6. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  8. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience:

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Associate's degree preferred.
  2. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through completion of secondary school or equivalent together with several months' in a public service environment.
  3. Experience in public services work in a library or an organization where public service is provided in intellectual or educational services preferred.

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment.

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Intern-Administrative Srvs - Library Sciences, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL

# of Positions: 1

Job TypePara-professional/Support

Full/Part Time: Internship

Shift: First

Weekends Required: Not Required

Why State Farm®?

Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States and an insurance leader in Canada.

This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime.

From diverse backgrounds and talent, to meaningful work and comprehensive benefits, "Like a good neighbor..." isn't just a slogan. It's who we are and how we do business.

Check out our Video Gallery to learn more.

What are the duties and responsibilities of this position?

  • Various duties depending on department
  • Completes training on workstations and job/department specific applications
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively analyze and execute professional level work in the assigned department
  • Work on special projects as assigned by the supervisor
  • Demonstrates an understanding of State Farm policies and procedures

What knowledge and skills are needed to be successful in this position?

  • Must be a college student
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in team environment

Items of Note

  • Position not eligible for merit increases or Performance Cash

Additional Information

Ideal candidate will be a current college student enrolled in a Library & Information Sciences (or similar) program. Candidate should have specific interests in and knowledge of managing company archives and collection of historic materials.

Overview
May 18, 2015 to July 31, 2015 (11 weeks)
Two paid holidays (Memorial Day and 4th of July)
Local housing available

Benefits: Total Rewards

Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Annual merit reviews
  • Annual bonus potential

You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan (Savings & Thrift in Canada), Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more.

For more information about our company, careers and Total Rewards, visit www.statefarm.com/careers (www.statefarm.ca/careers in Canada). You can also learn more about what to expect from our employment process - US or Canada.

State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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Call for iConference 2015 Student Volunteers

Do you want to contribute to the smooth sailing of the 2015 iConference in Newport Beach, California, March 24-27?

This is your chance! We need graduate students to help us organize this wonderful conference.

We need people to:

  • Rock the registration desk
  • Swathe halls in savvy signage
  • Guide guests to their preferred gathering
  • Save lives in lost and found
  • Pummel projectors into presenter mode
  • Capture all this craziness on camera

What will I do?

  • Contribute about 20 hours of work
  • Show up for your assigned tasks
  • Attend the orientation (23rd evening)
  • Be present all day March 24-27 (fly out 28th morning)

What do I get?

  • FREE conference registration
  • FREE lunch during the conference
  • Attend the VIP after-party
  • A behind-the-scenes look at a major academic conference
  • A meet-and-greet with iSchool rock stars [no actual rock stars will be present]

Sign up now: bit.ly/iconf15-sv

Deadline: December 15th

More info: visit ischools.org/the-iconference or email iconf15-sv@uci.edu

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

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

Experience

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

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: November 28, 2014

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

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Rights & Permissions Research Internship, Department of Intellectual Property, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and analog photographic archive collection of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for works in the Museum's collection in order to facilitate the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources while respecting the rights of artists.

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience in the researching and due diligence recording of research relating to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. 

(Note: this internship is oriented to undergraduates and/or graduates who are interested in and focusing on research-related careers, and does not tend to satisfy those students seeking a law/arts-related internship experience.) 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Generate permission letters for signature
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Enter copyright information into the appropriate areas in the database records
  • Accurately record work and on-going research
  • Edit reports generated by the database and assisting department staff as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit 2-3 days per week through mid April
  • Ability to attend an orientation on either Wed, Jan 21(6p) or Wed, Feb 4 (either 10am or 6pm)

Deadline: 12/22/2014

Apply Herehttp://www.mfa.org/employment/rights-and-permissions-research-internship

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Instructor (Reference Librarian), Adams Library, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

The James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Reference Librarian at the rank of Instructor.  This is a three-year limited term position.  The individual will provide reference and research support to students, faculty, staff, and to the wider community and participate in collection development.  The individual will also provide library instruction as needed and serve as a member of the Library Faculty.  This is an anticipated vacancy for Spring 2015 and final appointment is subject to available funding

Required qualifications include:  MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of one year of experience in libraries; knowledge and some experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction.

Application deadline:  December 15, 2014.

IMPORTANT: For full job description and application procedures*, see our web site:  https://employment.ric.edu

*Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

www.ric.edu

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Technical Services Librarian, FM Global, Norwood, MA

The Technical Information Center (TIC) provides scientific and engineering information resources and services to the FM Global community. The TIC features a wide variety of loss prevention resources and one of the finest fire research collections in the world. Services include reference, interlibrary loan, purchase of books, standards and reports, routing and purchase of periodicals, and document management.

Collections include but are not limited to the following:

  • 10,000 FM Global Research reports
  • 7,500 fire test videos
  • 5,000 books
  • 8,000 reports from various sources
  • 125 scientific and engineering periodicals
  • FM Global Historical Collection

We are currently seeking a Technical Services Librarian to provide global technical and customer service support to research scientists, engineers and other corporate customers. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring all reference and research materials required through purchase or interlibrary loan-locating vendor or loaning library, processing requests and document delivery.
  • Managing Technical Information Center serials collection and processing subscription requests; cataloging materials in bibliographic databases. 
  • Maintaining several databases utilizing metadata and cataloging best practices. 
  • Researching information resources; coordinating retrieval of stored material, maintaining records, and providing assistance with TIC projects. Overseeing acquisition, maintenance and training for on-line resources.
  • This position requires climbing, bending, and lifting boxes.

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, MLS preferred. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a library setting, corporate experience highly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to establish and/or maintain filing systems. 
  • Superior capacity for multi-tasking and ability to work independently and solve problems with a minimal amount of supervision. 
  • Work quickly and efficiently using resources in a cost-effective manner. 
  • Experience in negotiating and working with vendors. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Good keyboard skills, accurate data entry, good written and verbal communication skills. 

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly online through our careers portal: https://jobs-fmglobal.icims.com/jobs/5185/technical-services-librarian/job

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

Salary: $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status: Full-time with Benefits

Posted: November 5, 2014

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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

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

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

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

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

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Thriving Children's Department seeks a fearless and energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian to contribute to a hard-working, creative team. Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18. We are especially interested in a team player who can create dynamic book displays, and lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude. Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs. Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, with coursework in education or child development; preference will be given to candidates with a Masters in Library Science.

This is a full-time, union position, with an hourly salary range of $20.11 - $24.74 with a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Personnel Office, Oak Bluffs Town Hall, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. The start date for this position is January 6th, 2015. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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Head of Adult and Technology Services, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Robust, thriving Public Library seeks an extroverted, energetic techie to serve as the Head of Adult and Technology services, and contribute to a hard-working, creative team.

The position provides professional information services, user instruction, and contributes to the Library's overall collection development, including cataloging. This position replaces the traditional Reference Librarian and the majority of the shift is spent at the Reference Desk, helping the public.

The ideal candidate must excel at collection development, user instruction, and have an overall enthusiasm for adults and technology. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach computer skills, and troubleshoot technology issues. Candidates need a thorough knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and library management principles, practices, and procedures.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and at least three years of experience in a public library, and/or an automated library preferred.

This is a full-time Union position with hourly range from $23.46 - $28.85 plus a comprehensive benefits package, work hours may include Saturdays and evenings.

Send resume and letter of interest to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Job description available on request. EOE employer.

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Adult Services Librarian, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, MA

Duties: Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking person to develop new and innovative services for adult library patrons. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to grow our connections with adult residents through collaboration and outreach. Responsibilities include collection development, reference and readers' advisory assistance and some adult programming. This position requires a tech savvy librarian who understands emerging technologies and how it can be used to connect residents with books and information; can troubleshoot basic technology issues for various electronic devices including e-readers and tablets and provide one-on-one tech help and class instruction in new technologies.

Schedule is 35 hours per week with one regular evening shift per week and every third Saturday from September through June.  Additional evenings and Saturdays may be required to meet programming needs. Complete job description available on Town of Wilmington web site.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school. A working knowledge of popular and classic literature and other adult reading interests is necessary.  Strong computer skills including knowledge of e-readers, downloadable services and emerging technologies required. The successful candidate should be a creative self starter who will solve problems and seek innovative ways for the library to serve the community in the 21st century. Good collaboration skills, a positive attitude, strong commitment to customer service and an understanding of how to work in a changing environment a must.

Salary: $48,437- $61,293

Closing date: November 17, 2014

Application: Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral, Assistant Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887.  Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically to: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov.  Please note "Adult Services Librarian Application" in the subject line.

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Library Director, Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH

Manchester Community College is now hiring a full-time (37.5hrs/wk) Library Director.

Compensation: $60,317-$71,329/year

Manchester Community College offers the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Paid time off and Sick days
  • Life Insurance 
  • Retirement
  • Long term disability insurance

Job Description

Scope of Work:  Responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating a comprehensive, state of the art program of library services. Oversees information literacy efforts. Performs administrative, supervisory and instructional duties to ensure learning resource needs of MCC students and faculty; supervises library personnel and coordinates programming to collaborate with the community at large. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Manchester Community College.

Accountabilities:

  • Provides vision and strategic direction for library services consistent with the College's mission and vision. 
  • Plan and supervise outreach to the students, faculty and staff coordinate and promote comprehensive learning resource support for all curricula areas of the college.
  • Assures that the library's materials, programs, and services meet the evolving needs of the community it serves. Develop new or revise systems, procedures and workflow based on the annual assessment of the effectiveness of library services and resources.
  • Anticipates the evolution of academic programming and ensures appropriate library resources.
  • Assures flexible and equitable access to physical and virtual collections of resources that support and meet the diverse needs of all learners.
  • Engage faculty to assist in developing programs and resources appropriate to the college and local communities; supervise outreach to promote these programs and resources.
  • Participate in the appropriate library consortia to enhance services and resources. Develops contacts, contracts and agreements with external agencies to provide access to externally available databases, learning resources and bibliographical services.
  • Oversees the integration of current technologies in all library services and resources.
  • Develops and supervises the budget to ensure consistency with the library's strategic plan and annual assessment activities. 
  • Maintains and enhances the library website.
  • Stays current with new professional techniques and current trends in library services and resources.
  • Seeks additional funding sources for library services and resources through grants, donations, etc.
  • Supervises library professional and student staff.
  • Conducts formal and informal instruction in the area of research format and research procedures. 
  • Integrates American Library Association standards wherever possible.
  • Participates in various staff development activities and professional organizations; attends conferences and workshops in order to remain current within the profession. 
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in Library Science, from an ALA accredited institution, including coursework in Educational Media and Technology. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Four years' experience in professional library work in a higher education institution. 

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency with managing and using LibGuides.

Recommended Work Traits: Knowledge of modern library organization, procedure, policy, aims and services. Knowledge of up-to-date applications of information technology. Skill in developing and monitoring library automation and library information systems. Ability to coordinate workflow within the library, and to train and supervise library staff. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with subordinates, professional and non-professional employees as well as with the student body. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college's appointing authority.

Disclaimer Statement: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.

How to Apply:

Please note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

  1. Go to: http://www.mccnh.edu/about/career-opportunities
  2. Fill out an application
  3. Submit application along with cover letter, resume, references and copies of unofficial transcripts to: mcchr@ccsnh.edu
  4. Please put the following position # on application: M1R00058

Manchester Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University is seeking applicants for the position of Systems Librarian.

The Systems Librarian works collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning. The Systems Librarian is creative, progressive, service-oriented professional with strong commitment to problem-solving, training, and developing accurate documentation.

Responsibilities:

  1. Administers the integrated library system (Voyager from Ex Libris), which includes but is not limited to planning for upgrades, implementing upgrades, quality control, client troubleshooting, developing customizations, patron record loads, liaises with vendor. 
  2. Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards. Liaises with the Information Technology division. 
  3. Develops, establishes and oversees procedures and work standards for maintenance, troubleshooting, problem reporting and tracking. Collaborates with Information Technology division as needed. 
  4. Administers a variety of virtual and physical environments, including but not limited to proxy server, storage server(s), and production server(s), in collaboration with other librarians and the Information Technology division. 
  5. Participates in the design, coordination, and support of statistical and managerial reports to support assessment of services and resources. 
  6. Keeps current with developments in technologies; researches and tests their value and use; investigates and recommends for use or purchase technologies to augment library services, teaching and learning, and research support. 
  7. Provides oversight and long-range planning for library application software and systems. 
  8. Works collaboratively with others on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based projects. 
  9. Advises on and implements training for librarians and library staff on appropriate library applications and technologies. 
  10. Provides written reports, analyses, and documentation for the library systems. 
  11. Maintains broad knowledge of operating systems, programming languages, and software. 
  12. Attends, actively participates and works with librarians and library staff to enable library systems support. 
  13. May lead technology-related groups and/or actively participate as a systems representative to library and campus committees and groups. 
  14. Serves as a subject liaison to one or more academic programs, centers, or departments. 
  15. Represents the library on campus-, regional-, and statewide committees. 
  16. Serves as a member of the professional staff and carries out other tasks in the library as time and schedule permit, including attending staff meetings and participating on committees. 
  17. Engages in scholarly pursuits and other professional activities in accordance with the MSCA contract guidelines for promotion and tenure.

Required qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Three (3) years professional experience with library systems, network administration, academic technology, and new technology development at an academic institution, large public library, or special library. 
  3. Experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, and programming languages. 
  4. Facility to work with others collaboratively or to work independently as required or needed. 
  5. Ability to think and work strategically, set priorities, and adapt quickly to changing environmental needs. 
  6. Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Second master's degree in a related discipline. 
  2. Demonstrated experience using the Ex Libris Voyager system. 
  3. Experience managing, implementing or integrating link resolvers and ILS data. 
  4. Second language facility. 
  5. Demonstrated scholarly activity or progress.

To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:jobs.bridgew.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56694.

To learn about Bridgewater State University: http://www.bridgew.edu/the-university.

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Taxonomist, OppenheimerFunds, Denver, CO

External Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with business users to develop the appropriate metadata and terms to allow them to classify their content.
  • Analysis of stakeholder needs and communicate/partner effectively with subject matter experts to validate controlled vocabulary expansion and mappings.
  • Pinpoints terminology, attributes and categorization structures critical to data definition and retrieval in search.
  • Construct and maintain the enterprise taxonomy for use in classification and to enhance search; Gathers insights from multiple data sources and makes informed decisions to improve performance of search.
  • Develops analysis and make recommendations leading to improvement opportunities such as performing keyword level analytics, profiling, etc.

Experienced Required:

  • Experience in constructing and assessing taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, classification standards and metadata schemas that target search needs of the enterprise.
  • Knowledge of best practices around maintenance of taxonomies, thesauri, and control vocabularies.
  • Experience in developing process documentation and in producing taxonomy methodology guild lines.
  • Skilled at taxonomy enhancement through analysis of subject matter expert feedback, user metrics, and search log trends.
  • Experience with normalization and repurposing of third-party metadata and optimization of keywords from a variety of sources.
  • Familiarity with ontologies and current developments in industry.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Library Information Science, Information Architecture, Linguistics or other closely related analytical field or equivalent experience required.
  • Graduate training preferred.
  • MLIS degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a data analytics field preferred.
  • Experience with Concept Searching and SharePoint technologies preferred.
  • Experience with data modeling, taxonomy and schema development preferred.
  • Understanding of Information Management systems preferred.
  • Experience with information architecture and developing a controlled vocabulary/thesaurus preferred.

OFI Core Competencies

Leadership and Communication

Has passion to win; champions change and innovation; motivates others to follow despite ambiguity; addresses conflict and makes tough decisions; builds coalitions; does not place self before others; accepts ownership and accountability; inspires trust; fosters open communication.

Planning and Execution

Conducts careful and systematic analysis; drives for results; follows through on commitments; aligns, plans, develops and deploys coherent goals; ensures customer loyalty through continuously improving performance, products and services.

Business Insight

Understands business context; possesses necessary financial acumen and broad understanding of financial services; maximizes technology.

Personal Credibility

Is interpersonally savvy; peaks and presents effectively; continuously learns and grows; develops self; grasps development opportunities; breaks out of silos; listens to others; is successful and resilient.

Corporate Values

The candidate must be comfortable with continuous change and demonstrate commitment by abiding to OFI's Corporate Values:

  1. Excellence
  2. Integrity
  3. Collaboration
  4. Passion

Apply online!

OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment functions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination of employment.

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Manuscript Assistant (part-time), Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Title:

Part-time Manuscript Assistant at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.  THIS IS A 90 DAY TERM POSITION.

About the Schlesinger:

The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.  It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives.  Manuscript collection highlights include the papers of Harriet Beecher-Stowe, Mae West, Julia Child, the National Organization for Women, and Amelia Earhart.  Books and periodical collections include rare etiquette books, newsletters, and cookbooks.

Library Website

For more information on our collections, go to:

http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/collections

Description:

Student assistants will perform a variety of tasks including: photocoping manuscripts for preservation purposes; numbering photographs; simple processing tasks (e.g., alphabetizing of documents or placing them in chronological order, removing rusty paperclips, typing folder lists); working with in-house databases; etc.  This position is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience with manuscript materials as well as a broad view of what research in historical collections entails.

Location:

The Library is located at 10 Garden Street in Radcliffe Yard, three blocks outside of Harvard Square.

Requirements:

Ability to interact well with staff.  Attention to detail.  Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.  No mold allergies.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies, prior library experience. 

Hours:

15 hours per week. Hours must be filled Monday-Friday, 9-5, in periods of 3 hours or more.

Salary: $12.50/hr

How to Apply:

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed below.

Contact:

Mark Vassar
mark_vassar@radcliffe.harvard.edu
617-384-7734

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Visual Resources Association Conference Travel Awards

VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2015 VRA conference in Denver, Colorado March 11-14. The deadline for receipt of applications will be Monday, November 17, 12pm EST. The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the week commencing December 15.

A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of workshops and sessions has already been posted at: http://vra33.sched.org/, and information about costs is posted here:http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra33/registration/ and here:http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra33/accommodations/.

Before you apply, please read "Travel Award Rules, Guidelines and Tips" for VRA Travel Awards Applicants, and "Types of Travel Awards", both linked here as PDFs:

http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2015-VRATARulesGuidelinesPlusTips.pdf

http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Types_of_Travel_Awards_TACommOct2014.pdf

Here's the link to the application (also accessible from the VRA Travel Awards Committee webpage): http://goo.gl/forms/96FqOULrVO

The form is also linked to from VRA News on the VRA homepage.

You do not need to be a member of the VRA to apply for a travel award, but please note that upon winning an award an applicant who is not a member of VRA must purchase a membership.

Please also note that award checks are distributed at the conference and as such, recipients will not have access to those funds ahead of the conference to set against travel expenses.

In order to allow funding to go further, Tansey awards will be distributed according to financial need i.e. full awards (up to $850) may be given to some, whilst lower amounts may be awarded to others with partial institutional/ other support.

For 2015, we are fortunate to have generous financial support from sponsors and funds provided by the membership including:

  • Two New Horizons awards of $850 each. These awards are aimed at members in the following categories: solo VR professionals, part-time VR  professionals, geographically isolated VR professionals, VR professionals in smaller institutions, and/or first-time attendees
  • A New Horizons student award of $300, for a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program and considering a career in visual resources
  • Tansey fund awards ranging from $250 to $850 each

Stay tuned and watch VRA-L and the VRA website for further details about the conference. Please email Vicky Brown or Jeannine Keefer if you have any questions not answered by the documents noted above.

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Resource Center Assistant, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. Additional tasks may include database cleanup, collection development, and software application testing.

Hours: Part-time, 12-16 hours per week, days are flexible (we are open M-F, 8:30-6).

Compensation: $10-15/hour based on experience

Necessary skills:

  • Good computer and Internet searching skills
  • Knowledge of basic Excel functions and experience using Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for organization and recordkeeping
  • Willingness to perform repetitive or mundane tasks
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Ability to move boxes, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.

Preferred skills:

Experience working in library circulation, collection development, or a similar position is desirable.

What we can offer you: 

  • Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.
  • A flexible schedule--you set it.  
  • Perfect for a student or recent graduate.

To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Jess Wallis, jwallis@nationalrtap.org. Position open until filled.

For more information, visit www.nationalrtap.org. We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.

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Call for Papers: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Congress

Students of Library and Information Science (LIS) are invited to take part in the upcoming 81st International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Congress, 15-21 August, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa with a paper presentation. The Calls for Papers have already started, but more will follow soon.
 
The IFLA/ekz LIS Student Paper Award will honor students of Library and Information Science whose abstract submissions have been accepted by any IFLA Section or IFLA Unit to be presented.

Students must first follow one of the deadlines of any IFLA section Call for Papers.  Once the paper is accepted for presentation by any IFLA section at the World Congress (not a satellite conference), the student may then send their full paper to SET to apply for the award - but not later than 15 April 2015.

Three finalists will be recognized for their outstanding achievements. From these three finalists, the winner will be chosen and receive the IFLA Congress registration fee plus grant for economy airfare and economical lodging to attend the IFLA Congress 2015, in total up to €1000, plus the recommendation for publication of the paper in the IFLA Journal. Second and third place finalists will receive a certificate.

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Library Assistant, Teen Department, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Hours of Work: Part-time (20 hours per week); includes some evenings and weekends

Affiliation: AFT Local #4831

Starting Wage: $16.21 to $19.18 per hour depending on education and experience.

Job Grade: Grade 4

Primary Duties:

This part-time position is perfect for an enthusiastic, committed individual who wants to promote library services to teens. Tasks include: shelving materials, participating in collection development, creating special displays, planning and executing teen programming, providing computer assistance in the teen room, assisting with community outreach, maintaining the department's social media presence, working with library staff to ensure a positive environment for teen customers, circulating materials, and other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate for this job will stay abreast of new trends in teen services and envision ways of developing services in the library. This position reports to the Teen Librarian.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and some previous paid library experience. He or she must enjoy working with teens and have an understanding of teen behaviors. A facility with library computer use, including library circulation software, social media outlets, Microsoft Office products, and other products is essential. The candidate will possess demonstrated experience speaking clearly, concisely, and pleasantly in the English language in front of large groups. He or she must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, learn new skills quickly, handle situations with tact and courtesy, work with a diverse population, and possess initiative. The candidate will have demonstrated interest in young adult literature, anime, manga, and other teen interest topics. Experience with Spanish or other foreign languages a plus. Must be able to push or pull carts with a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, and stretching.

Application Procedure:

Submit application, resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

Applications must be received online by 5 pm on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

The application review process will begin the week of Dec. 1, 2014

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws).

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Discovery Services Librarian, Edsel Ford Memorial Library, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Department: Edsel Ford Memorial Library
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Archivist
Status: Full time academic year, hours include late afternoon, evening shifts, and weekends
Travel: None

Position Summary:

The Discover Services Librarian works directly under the supervision of the Archivist and is principally responsible for accession and description of archives holdings. Staffs the circulation desk and assists library users in the circulation area. Serves as a liaison in assigned subject areas. Assists the Assistant Director with cataloging of the library's acquisitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accessions, arranges, and prepares inventories and descriptions for Hotchkiss Archives holdings.
  • Participates in creating records for Hotchkiss Archives digital projects.
  • Participates in preparation for events such as reunions.
  • Classifies and catalogs items annually acquired by the library, with a focus on enhancing access to the library's resources.
  • Coordinates input of individual bibliographic records to the library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
  • Liaise with academic departments as assigned; develop collection and instructional programs in these areas.
  • Staffs circulation area as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.
  • Works with patrons to develop their independent research skills.
  • Contributes to the re-shelving of library materials, and performs the shelf-reading of designated sections as part of overall maintenance of the library collection.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Archivist
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college. MLS or MLIS preferred.
  • Familiarity with office productivity software; prefer experience using database software.
  • Demonstrated experience to organize work and perform assigned tasks independently without constant supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently.
  • Must possess the ability to proofread online data.
  • Strongly prefer candidates with previous experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Physical Conditions:

  • Office environment.
  • Repetitive motion (use of computer keyboard).
  • Occasional bending, stooping and reaching.
  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50lbs).
  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks.
  • Regularly stands for long periods.
  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Hours include late afternoon, evening shifts, and weekends

To Apply:

Please send an application, cover letter, and résumé to:

Human Resources Department
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141
email: hr@hotchkiss.org

Additional Information:

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Hotchkiss School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.

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Heritage Communications Internship, Coca Cola, Atlanta, GA

Target Start Date: June 2015
Target End Date: August 2015

Summer Internships are available to either undergraduate or graduate students. The interns will report to leaders within The Coca-Cola Company's Public Affairs and Communications team.

PAC's primary responsibility is to protect and enhance the reputation and image of the Company and its brands through relationships and communication with stakeholders, including employees, media, governments, and NGOs. Intern initiatives may focus on: employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, corporate/NGO strategy, environment, diversity and health & wellness. Interns work closely with one or two project teams over the course of the summer, and will be responsible for producing a significant and concrete analytical output that contributes to the overall project's goals.

Position Requirements: Preference is for interns in a current or recently-completed MBA, public affairs (including journalism, communications and political science) or equivalent graduate student program; however, other fields of study - undergraduate or graduate - also are given consideration. Interns must have quantitative and analytical skills, and a familiarity with consumer goods business strategy. Also, interns must be creative, have excellent written and oral communication abilities, and be competent in project/task prioritization. Strong interpersonal skills, high energy and enthusiasm, and digital fluency are also essential.

Heritage Communications (Archives): Seeks an individual with a strong understanding of archival principles, digital asset management, who is seeking work experience at an archival institution. Through the course of the internship, the candidate will assist with processing digital and paper records, exhibit planning, social media outreach initiatives, research, and/or reference. The candidate may also participate in departmental public relations projects. The internship is designed to provide an overview of the activities of business archives.

Salary/Benefits: Undergraduate, graduate and/or MBA-level interns will receive a salary ranging from $1,800 to $5,500/month for the duration of their contract. Salary will be based on education level and prior work experience. Internships will last 8-16 weeks and each intern will be assigned a specific manager/mentor.

The Coca-Cola Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing and maintaining cultural diversity within the work environment.

Further Information:

Application deadline: December 5, 2014

Notification of selection to interview: mid-January 2015

Offers will be made by: February 28, 2015

Application Process:

Send an e-mail with cover letter, 2 writing samples and resume to pacintern@coca-cola.com. The cover letter must clearly state the applicant's area of interest:

Writing samples may vary based on area of interest. Suggested samples include, but are not limited to: a press release, article written for publication, blog entry, formal correspondence, case study or a strategic work plan.

Applicants should direct questions to pacintern@coca-cola.com. Please note: due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to respond to requests for status updates on individual applications.

Cover letters may be addressed to:

Ms. Karyn Harrington
The Coca-Cola Company
One Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 17 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

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Collections Image Processing Intern (Winter/Spring 2015), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is embarking on a multi-year, cross-departmental cataloging and documentation project of the museum's historic art collections with the goal of improving the visitor experience through the enhancement of access to the collection. The Collection Photography Project is part of a suite of Access to Collection initiatives that will produce varied content for the purposes of object documentation and improved sharing of collection research and data. The incumbent will become a part of a team working between the Registration, Curatorial and Conservation departments to meet the project goals.

The growth of cultural heritage documentation and reformatting activities, due in part to increased demand for collection access and research, has created an emerging field for image data specialists. Knowledge and experience in image processing provides opportunities to future cultural heritage information professionals. Image process is the essential core activity forming the primary data structures for collection access, distribution, accuracy and persistence of data retention.

The intent of this internship is to provide the professional experience and multifaceted exposure to museum digitization, advanced image processing and digital archiving activities for the emerging information technologist.

The incumbent performs high resolution digital editing, supports repository ingest, contributes to publication and fine art printing, conducts systems profiling and special interest research. Activities involving various museum departments will require openness to collaboration and professional office skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Collection Photographer and Manager of Visual Assets: edit, refine, adjust and prepare high-quality electronic files of fine art objects and associated photographic documentation for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a variety of intended uses, such as reproduction on websites or in printed materials.
  • Works in consultation with the Collections Photographer and project colleagues to maintain image quality and process standardization. 
  • Assist in post-process editing, color proofing/retouching/processing of digital files. 
  • Perform other related collection photography duties as assigned.

Educational Outcomes

This internship will provide the incumbent with training and opportunities to develop an understanding of:

  • Industry standards for publication/archival quality image processing workflows, including deposit activities for long-term preservation of digital files
  • Customized scripting for file processing and ingest protocols
  • Emerging technology trends in digital imaging, digital archiving, and information technology
  • Imaging protocols for the photography of fine art objects

This project will also offer the incumbent numerous opportunities to learn about the rich collection of the Gardner Museum, as well as exposure to the practices of other museum departments though cross-departmental collaboration.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree completed or in progress, with coursework in visual arts, art history, information science, media arts & sciences or related field
  • Familiarity with professional digital editing software
  • Related experience in a museum or library setting
  • MFA/MLS/MIS preferred

Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with image editing software's and/or other relevant graphic arts applications, museum collections software and/or digital asset management
  • Interest in the use of digitization capture software(s), emerging 3D technologies, current museum digitization workflows including FADGI/Metamorfoze guidelines 
  • HTML editing
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of institutional repository delivery structures
  • Preferred skills with color-correcting files
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic image editing; ability to assimilate and apply advancements in digital imaging technologies
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively 
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Strong self-management, time management, project management, and teamwork skills a plus

To Apply:

Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum's mission. To apply for this position, please use our online application. This is our preferred application method: https://isgmintern.applicantpro.com/jobs/158886.html. Both a cover letter and resume are required.

The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Museum is proud to embrace the goals of Commonwealth Compact (http://www.umb.edu/commonwealth_compact/about) and pledges to measure its progress toward those goals over time, using the Commonwealth Compact benchmarks.

We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

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Resource Sharing Temp Assistant, Resource Sharing Unit, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect and the Boston Library Consortium.

Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Assistant, the Resource Sharing Temp assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation, process requests for BorrowDirect and Boston Library Consortium, other tasks as needed. Need someone with an attention to detail & ability to withstand repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs.

Schedule: Begin January 2015 and extend through May; M-F 22.5 hours per week between the hours of 11:00am - 3:30pm

Hourly Rate: $13/hour

Contact Gina Trakadas, trakadas@mit.edu. Please also include availability in terms of dates and hours per week.

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Access and Outreach Archivist, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Basic Function: Coordinate public-facing services and collections management activities of Gordon Library's Curation, Preservation, and Archives department by implementing policies and practices consistent with professional standards for the on-going development, care, and usage of physical and digital collections of historical, administrative, and educational significance to WPI.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement well-informed policies, practices, and procedures for accessioning, processing, and use of archival collections.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of physical and virtual service points, including responding to in-person, telephone, and online research requests.
  • Populate and maintain the archival collection management system, including metadata mappings and content standards.
  • Engage with donors, colleagues, and community partners to coordinate gift accessions and departmental records transfers.
  • Work with faculty and administrators to provide archival information and instructional sessions to WPI classes and community groups.
  • Facilitate researchers' digital reproduction and licensing requests.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and community members to promote awareness and use of archival collections through historical exhibits and displays.
  • Assist with marketing of the archival collections and services using traditional and emerging channels, including the library's website and social media.
  • Collaboratively identify and support on-going departmental digitization projects and services.
  • Assist with recruitment, training, and management of student workers, project staff, and interns.
  • Gather and report out archival collections' and services' growth and usage statistics.
  • Serve on library and campus committees and working groups, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree, or an advanced degree with relevant experience, continuing education, and/or professional certification required; concentration in archival management and administration preferred.
  • Minimum of two years' experience working as an archivist role in an academic or research setting; experience working with digital or hybrid collections preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, standards, practices and trends relevant to archival appraisal, processing, digitization, and description; familiarity with records management and/or digital curation principles preferred.
  • Deep curiosity, problem-solving capacity, open communications style, a sense of humor, and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, highly-collaborative environment with diverse users.
  • Practical experience working with DACS, MARC, MODS, DC, VRA, METS, EAD and/or similar metadata schema, standards, and controlled vocabularies.
  • Demonstrated use of social media platforms and tools appropriate for promoting archival collections.
  • Highly proficient using desktop software suites (MS Office), content management systems, digital repositories, and/or XML editing software.
  • Strong commitment to public service and value of archival repositories broadly.

Criminal Background Check Statement: A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

EEO Information: To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Apply Onlinehttps://careers.wpi.edu/postings/2036

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NEA Newsletter Call for Articles

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the January 2015 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc). Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 11/15/14 to: Heather_Mumford@hms.harvard.edu

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Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Job Description:

The Branch Manager has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Application Instructions:

Full job description and application are available from the Administrative Offices, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or from our website, www.hplct.org.

A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.

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Call for Papers: Provenance SNAP Special Issue

I am the editor of Provenance, and would like to propose the following.

As students and new professionals learn the profession, you are exposed to a lot of books and other literature. The publishing process can be daunting and Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists would like to help demystify the submission and peer-review process.

Provenance recognizes the evolving needs within the profession and is working to address those changes when possible. For example, we published our special issue on advocacy in Sept. 2013 (http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/).

We would like to offer SNAP members an opportunity to be featured in a special issue of Provenance and participate in the submission and editing process from start to finish. This is an opportunity for SNAP members to be responsible for the content of an entire issue, including soliciting articles, being the peer-reviewers, and editing and indexing the entire issue. Members of the SNAP Steering Committee will act as editors, and members can fill additional roles. The Provenance board will provide guidance and direction, but we want this to be your issue. One stipulation is that those submitting articles are limited to people who have never been published in a peer-review archives journal (this excludes newsletters, Archival Outlook, etc.).

We want this to be a learning experience about the peer-review and article publishing process. It's an opportunity to share your voices and receive feedback (not from professors) about writing, content, and contributions to archival theory and practice. There would be no constraints to the topics, but we want to maintain the existing standards maintained by Provenance (http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/policies.html).

This will be published as an online-only issue, openly available to everyone, in fall of 2015. We recognize that because this process is new to most SNAP members, we want to provide enough time for submission, review, and edits to produce an issue that SNAP will be proud of. The timeline is as follows:

October 2014 - send out call for papers

January 31, 2015 - submissions due

March 2015 - complete all peer-review evaluations

March-June 2015 - authors complete edits/revisions

July 2015 - issue prepared for publication (done by Provenance staff)

August 2015 - final review by authors/editors

September 2015 - published online (http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/) 

Though the purpose is for authors to produce peer-reviewed articles, we are open to other ideas for content. Because this will be an online issue, there are no restrictions on the number of articles or other content.

Article submissions can be emailed to the guest editors: Caitlin Wells (cwells@lib.nmsu.edu) and Roxanne Dunn (rdunn@semo.edu) or submitted via the online system: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/provenance/. Include a cover sheet with a brief statement that your submission is for the SNAP issue.

Guest co-editors: Caitlin Wells and Roxanne Dunn

Reviews editor: Gloria Gonzalez

Copy editor: April Sparks

Indexer: James Northway

To volunteer to be a peer-reviewer, please email the guest editors and Cheryl Oestreicher.

Article submissions will be reviewed using the American Archivist rubric: http://files.archivists.org/periodicals/Peer_Review_Form.pdf. There will be three peer-reviewers per submission.

Questions can be directed to the guest editors and Cheryl Oestreicher (provenance@gmail.com).

Provenance looks forward to working with you!

Thank you,

Cheryl Oestreicher

Editor, Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists

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Reserves Associate, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Title: Reserves Associate (Casual Position, No Benefits) 
Frost Library
Part Time
Application Due: Applications accepted until position filled
$16.00 per hour

Position Details:

35 hours per week, December 15, 2014 - March 6, 2015

Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Casual Reserves Associate provides support to the Reserves Associate who is responsible for obtaining and processing all print and electronic readings for Amherst courses. Specific duties include: check faculty reading lists/syllabi against catalogs and multiple databases to determine what Amherst owns in print and online formats; process and/or scan print and electronic items for student access; maintain accurate records/statistics. Work schedule may be flexible.

Minimum qualifications: high school plus additional specialized training, Associate's degree preferred; 1-3 years relevant work experience; demonstrated knowledge of web-authoring tools and office software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Prior experience using the Ex Libris ALEPH system a plus. Candidate should possess excellent search skills in online catalogs and databases. A close attention to detail and ability to multitask are essential.

Apply online athttps://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/745

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Records Management Consultant, Chesterfield, MA

The Chesterfield Select Board is seeking applications for a Consultant to manage, preserve, and archive Town Records.

Interested applicants should review the expectations of the position on the Town's website: townofchesterfieldma.com

Send resume and cover letter by 1:00 PM on November 17, 2014 to:

Chesterfield Town Administrator
P.O. Box 299
Chesterfield, MA 01012

EOE

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Young Adult/Reference Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Pay Rate: Starting pay will be $22.75 

Hours: 20 hour per week position (including most afternoons, one evening per week, and six hours every other Saturday) 

Duties: This position will focus primarily on serving the local teen community, as well as work some shifts at both the Reference and Children's desks.  The candidate should enjoy interacting with patrons of all ages (but especially teens and tweens), and be proficient with technology and social media.  An excellent knowledge of young adult fiction and non-fiction is required, as well as the ability to handle readers advisory and collection development.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teen programming, collaborating with the Childrens Department on the Teen Volunteer Program, growing relationships with the middle and high schools, and developing new initiatives in response to changes in the community.

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate preferred; bachelor's degree required, preferably in a related field; experience working with teens, tweens, and adults required.  Candidates must have an enthusiastic knowledge of young adult literature.

Application: Submit applications to Library Director Becky Herrmann at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us, or mail to Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Open until filled but applications received by November 17th will be given priority.

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position.

Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Manuscript End Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for an assistant to end process collections processed by the 11 members of the manuscript division. Duties include:

  • Reboxing collections
  • Numbering folders and entering those numbers into EAD finding aid
  • Quality assurance of preservation photocopying
  • Separating and filing fragile (photocopied) materials, restricted materials, and photographs
  • Labeling and barcoding boxes
  • Shelving collections or preparing them for transfer to the Harvard Depository

Between end processing projects, the end processor will create container lists and perform other tasks as they arise.

Requirements:

  • Completion of graduate-level introductory archives course (Simmons LIS 438 or equivalent)
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with many members of a large department

Hours:

  • 15 hours a week
  • Flexible hours, Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm
  • Hours must be completed in 2, 7.5-hour days

Salary: $14.50/hr

About the Schlesinger:

The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world's premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to:  http://radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library.

To apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Johanna Carll at jcarll@radcliffe.harvard.edu  by November 21, 2014.

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Internship: Content Analyst/Taxonomist, Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Wage/Salary:

Negotiable.

Job Description:

The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is in the midst of creating an online portal for entrepreneurship that redefines the way in which HBS entrepreneurs engage with content, community and each other. As part of this project, the ROCK Center is in need of temporary help from a professional in the field of library/information science to assist in selecting, analyzing, and tagging faculty, external, newsworthy and experiential content for the site, as well as aiding in the development and maintenance of the navigation taxonomy used to tag the content. Timeframe of position: January-June 2015.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage the ROCK Center's Vocabulary, keeping it up-to-date with additions and changes over the course of the engagement 
  • Manage the ongoing mapping of ROCK Center Vocabulary to the Faculty Research Vocabulary, used to classify HBS faculty publications 
  • Assist in setting up search criteria for publication selection 
  • Apply search techniques across the 35K faculty publications, analyze and select those publications that are relevant to ROCK Center's website based on criteria set up by the ROCK Center (selection criteria to include vocabulary, faculty names, etc.) 
  • Tag the selected publications with ROCK Center Vocabulary terms in a consistent, efficient manner and import into content management system 
  • Tag practical, external, experiential and newsworthy content with appropriate taxonomy and import relevant content into the content management system 
  • Work with the ROCK Center and with Knowledge and Library Services staff in the accomplishing the work on this project 

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Information or Library Science; or current qualified student 
  • General knowledge of full text and structured data search strategies and techniques and retrieval in Web and non-Web environments 
  • General knowledge of tools required to manage content and vocabularies 
  • Ability to collaborate with teams, bringing a consistent understanding and approach to taxonomy-related information retrieval and information management 
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with colleagues across diverse organizations 
  • Knowledge of business and management literature helpful

Application Instructions:

Send resume to:

jchiblotner@hbs.edu 
Joanne Chi Blotner 
ROCK Center for Entrepreneurship 
Harvard Business School 
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163

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Project Archivist, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Posting Number: FY15131545

Position Title: Project Archivist

Division: AA - Academic Affairs

Department: Library

Grade: 29E-Exempt/Salaried

Contact Person: Director, Library & Academic Technology

Description of Duties: Bentley University Library seeks a skilled, innovative, knowledgeable and service-oriented professional for the position of Archivist to inventory, organize and describe archival material, prepare digital exhibits and establish a preservation plan. This is a one year, benefits eligible, limited appointment (term) position.

Additional Description of Duties: As Bentley prepares for the University's Centennial to be celebrated in 2017, the Library seeks an Archivist to organize its collection. Currently 500 cu. ft. of materials, including university records, manuscripts, university publications, photographs, audio-visual materials and artifacts are stored in an off-site facility. Reporting to the Director of the Library, the archivist will:

  • Establish physical control: inventory, appraise, separate university publications, rehouse current holdings and amend offsite inventory.
  • Establish intellectual control: develop and implement processing and description standards, including EAD finding aids and MARC records.
  • Create a digital program and preservation plan, and online exhibits by helping develop policies, standards and best practices.
  • Work with university and library departments and staff to improve access, awareness and develop new services specific to the collections.
  • Assist librarians with reference questions regarding the archival collections.
  • Supervise student employees or interns.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution with specialization in archival studies or equivalent area of study.
  • Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
  • At least one year of professional archival processing experience.
  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools and best practices for archival processing and description.
  • Familiarity with concepts related to archival management, including the selection, processing and preservation of historical and sensitive documents.
  • Understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse academic community.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

Software Knowledge: Archives management software

Required Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter

Months Per Year: 12

Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a one year, benefits eligible, limited appointment (term) position.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

Apply online for this position at http://jobs.bentley.edu.

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Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, Houston Public Library, Houston, TX

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL's future direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies, materials, services and programs to Houston's residents.

The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors. The award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service population. HPL's 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library located in the Children's Museum of Houston.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Living in America's fourth largest city has its perks. Houston's Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues. Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation's 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston's diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city's vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population's multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it's no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live." For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).  

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership for HPL's Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective, efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division; identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to ensure HPL's compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal support for HPL's technology operations and provide general oversight for the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief reports to the ADDS). See Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802912, for the complete job description, responsibilities and required skills and abilities.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations. A Master's Degree in Library Science or a related field and significant experience working with technology in a library environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation, Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, http://www.gossagesager.com/, via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.

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Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Libraries:

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

Health Sciences Library:

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; three academic medical centers; and a network of clinics, as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The Public & Research Services unit designates librarians as liaisons for specific departments within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. An interactive working relationship among library liaisons, User Experience department, and the health sciences community promotes faculty awareness of library resources and services, and provides clear channels of communication and strategic direction.

The Position:

Our Health Sciences Library has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian to develop a responsive way of supporting the medical students, faculty, and clinicians working on launching the clinical immersion phase of the renewed School Of Medicine curriculum set to begin August 2015.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, the primary duty of the Curriculum Design Librarian is to serve an integrated role, ideally within an anchor course, in the new and redesigned University of Washington School of Medicine curriculum.  Additionally, this role will work closely with the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services to develop a systematic plan to integrate the library into other school curriculums of the health sciences, particularly the School of Nursing.  Integration into the active learning and clinical experience activities will be a primary objective of this position.  Based in Seattle, WA, this position will interact with librarians at other WWAMI institutions and serve as a contact person for faculty at WWAMI sites in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

The Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian (CDL) will serve as the lead information specialist on the designated anchor course or theme team and provide instruction, instructional design expertise, and library liaison services to the appropriate departments in the School of Medicine, Nursing and other health sciences schools as needed.  This position will support students and faculty who are acquiring the knowledge and skills within the anchor course or theme departments necessary to understand effective patient care.  The incumbent will design and deliver library services around topic areas relevant to the anchor course or theme content.  The CDL will also serve as the curriculum liaison to other health sciences schools at the University of Washington, focusing on the inter-professional nature of patient care.  These schools may include Nursing or Social Work.  In addition, the incumbent may assume duties such as systematic review searcher, information management librarian, content management system development and/or web page development.

In working with the Curriculum, this role acts as an information specialist and consultant to the designated anchor course or theme directors and faculty in the UW School of Medicine; consults and collaborates with all faculty and students in the anchor course or theme area in the Seattle and WWAMI sites, as well as other liaison areas as assigned; serves as the library's point person for curriculum renewal and instructional design within the School of Medicine and School of Nursing; collaborates with other liaisons to systematically integrate into curriculum initiatives in the other schools as opportunities appear; identifies and collaborates on HSL educational assessment initiatives; provides additional educational support and clinical information services through contact with users at the UWMC, Harborview, Northwest Hospital, and WWAMI sites; identifies and leverages key stakeholder relationships and finally leads library-based projects within the University's course management system.

In serving as a Liaison, the CDL provides comprehensive reference services in response to requests for information on relevant health subjects; responds to e-mail, telephone, or in-person requests from staff, using the full spectrum of print and electronic library resources and facilities available; works collaboratively on difficult information requests; prepares literature searches and bibliographies on requested topics; provides instruction in the use of print and electronic resources, bibliographic management software, and UW Libraries and WWAMI resources; works with faculty and liaisons to develop appropriate course-integrated information literacy and EBM content for health sciences courses; assists in class instruction program in designing and writing training plans and class manuals and in hands-on-instruction; and evaluates electronic resources pertinent to the Library's programs; develops and maintains Website/Intranet content using a content management system; as well as maintains and develops LibGuides.

As a member of the Public & Research Services team, works within the Public & Research Services unit and Health Sciences Library; consults with librarians at the Health Sciences Library and WWAMI sites, identifies goals and develops strategies to meet them; establishes, develops and implements mechanisms for obtaining WWAMI librarian feedback on instruction and library services to ensure high level of program effectiveness and the future development of information services; collaborates with other P&RS team members, helps assess services and projects, identifies goals and objectives and develops strategies to meet them; recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and shares responsibility for logistics and administrative tasks; contributes towards all narrative reports prepared by the UW Libraries; and performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Basic knowledge of health sciences and a general understanding of clinical practice
  • Previous experience or familiarity working within an active learning, personalized learning or longitudinal curricula and developing integrated library course content
  • Experience developing instructional content (online and in-person) for adult learners
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge designing and administering learning assessments
  • Ability to instruct others in the use of library tools, bibliographic retrieval software, and other information technology concepts
  • Basic knowledge of electronic information systems, network applications, digital object identifiers, bibliographic management software and other microcomputer applications
  • Knowledge of hypertext mark-up language (HTML), content management software, or Web editing or authoring software
  • Ability to report outcomes and assess progress via narrative reports and presentations to the UW Libraries community
  • Adaptability and comfort working with diverse groups of faculty and staff, both within the library and various schools/departments
  • Demonstrated willingness to take risks and the ability to shift directions as needed
  • Highly collaborative and motivated to advance strategic initiatives both internally and externally
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

Preferred

  • Library or comparable teaching experience
  • Familiarity with active learning and flipped classrooms
  • Familiarity with Canvas or other learning management systems
  • Assessment or evaluation experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted roles of libraries in higher education, including medical, dental, nursing, public health, pharmacy, and social work education, clinical care, and the broader community
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professional credential (AHIP); record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions

Salary: $48,204 minimum.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

Rank: Position will be at the rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

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

Application Process

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

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

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, December 19, 2014.

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

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

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

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Research & Instruction Librarian/ Science and Math Librarian, University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library, Bothell, WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and energetic librarian to join a collaborative team of librarians, faculty, and academic staff who are committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research.

The Libraries:

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

Campus and Library:

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. Librarians collaborate frequently with UW Bothell academic staff from Information Technologies (including Learning Technologies), the Quantitative Skills Center, Teaching and Learning Center, and the Writing and Communication Center. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, including an Associate in Science. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/

The Library is committed to equity, diversity and social justice, more about this can be found here:  http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam.

More information about the Library can be found at http://library.uwb.edu.

General Description:

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, this position will partner with colleagues within the Library and across the campus to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online instruction that integrates information literacy into the curriculum, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning.

Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program at the lower division, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia Community College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell.  

The Research & Instruction Librarian will also serve as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate faculty and students in subject areas within the sciences, which may include Biology, Math, Chemistry and Physics, as well as additional liaison areas to be determined based on experience and current needs of the unit.

In consultation with the Head of Collections, librarians, and faculty, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.

In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services.

Some evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required.

Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.

Some travel will be required.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting is highly desirable.  Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online.  Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.  Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Salary: $48,204 minimum, 12 month annual contract. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

Rank: Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Sr. Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

Benefits: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREFand/or Fidelity Investments) on a matching basis.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year.  Excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans.  No state or local income tax.

Application Process:

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
    (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • List of three references (including current or most recent supervisor) who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated. 

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., December 5, 2014.

University of Washington Libraries home page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

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

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Library Technician, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

Town of Longmeadow seeks FT Library Technician for immediate opening. Approximately 36.25 hours per week working in Adult Services department. Rotating Saturday and evening hours required. Essential qualifications include Bachelor's Degree, 1-3 years' experience with automated library systems, PC applications, experience with Library collections, cataloging, information tools and resources, Interlibrary Loan procedures, library programming, and excellent communication skills. Master's degree in Library Science preferred. Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that meets the needs of the department. Salary DOQ/DOE, with benefits. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St Ste 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Posting closes 11/12/2014 at noon.

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

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Archival Project Manager (Limited Term), Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College is accepting applications for a limited term (12 month) Archival Project Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, this position will serve as the Special Collections Project Manager for a Smith College "Women and Activism" research and digitization project in support of the curriculum. The successful candidate will coordinate and liaise with project stakeholders and collaborators including: faculty, Special Collections and Digital Strategies and Services (Libraries), the Office of the Provost, Educational Technology Services (specifically the lead Instructional Technologist), and Information Technology Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree required; education in the humanities, especially 20th Century U.S. history or women's history a plus; digital project management experience required. Experience working on online learning or digital humanities projects required; experience working in Special Collections or working with special collections materials a major plus.

Skills: Understanding of primary source research methodologies. Familiarity with digital humanities practices, knowledge of digital asset capture (text and media) management practices and systems, including digital preservation. Demonstrated capacity for managing people, experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment. Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills. Sophisticated planning and organization skills.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To review the job description and to be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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Children's Librarian, Wheeler Memorial Library, Orange, MA

Duties/Description

Wheeler Memorial Library is seeking a friendly and dynamic Librarian to join our team as the full-time head of our Children's Department. Candidates should have a demonstrated capability of conducting original, vibrant programming for children that encourages reading, viewing and listening skills and promotes the use of library facilities and materials.

This position's duties include providing reader's advisory, reference, and circulation service; building relationships with schools, home schoolers and other community partners; and using new media and social networking tools to promote reading, learning, and libraries. Responsible for the development, cataloging, and maintenance of the children's department collections.

This position will supervise subordinate staff and volunteers as directed by the Library Director.

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and 2-3 years related experience in children's services or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a clear commitment to public service are required for this position. Must be dedicated to creating an inviting and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers. Working knowledge of modern library practices and procedures, including computer applications and the use of electronic library information resources. Thorough knowledge of children's literature and current trends in library service to children. Experience in collection development and maintenance.

Ability to plan, create and implement a successful Summer Reading Program as well as other programs throughout the year. Candidate should have a strong commitment to programming, visiting classrooms, and the future of children's library service. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, library staff, volunteers, and community agencies. Ability to handle problem patrons and emergencies effectively.

Schedule will vary, and will include some weekends and evenings. Requires the ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts, some bending and stooping required.

Salary: $38,060-$45,476 annually

Closing Date: November 22, 2014

Please send your resume and references to:

Walt Owens, Director
Wheeler Memorial Library
49 East Main Street Orange, MA 01364
waltowens@orangelib.org
http://orangelib.org

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Digital Liberal Arts Librarian, Van Wylen Library, Hope College, Holland, MI

The Digital Liberal Arts Librarian position is designed to enhance the liberal arts at Hope College by empowering faculty, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. This position is designed to allow the library to better support and inspire classroom and library faculty by providing personal assistance, workshop training, and tools to encourage the integration of digital technologies into pedagogy.

  • Foster a collaborative network of services on campus that support teaching and learning with technology and digital scholarship.
  • Support the integration of established and emerging technologies into the curriculum and into the scholarly practice of our community.
  • Foster successful adoption of best practices and applications in the digital liberal arts and collaborate with students, classroom and library faculty in an established DLA program.
  • Coordinate the development of workshops (in partnership with librarians, the Director of the DLA program and the Director of Academic Computing).
  • Lead the development of learning objects (modules and tutorials), for the library's website and the college's learning management system, in support of teaching.
  • Collaborate with Research & Instruction Librarians to promote the integration of library resources (print and digital) into digital teaching and scholarship.
  • Participate in a network of other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share best practices in digital pedagogy and scholarship.

 Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Second Master's degree or Ph.D. desirable (field open)
  • Background in Instructional design, Instructional Technology, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology or related field
  • At least two years experience teaching with technology
  • Familiarity with the concept of information literacy and the ACRL Competency Standards
  • Ability to seek out and learn/master new technology
  • Demonstrated successful experiences in collaborative working environments
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written
  • Commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective and specifically, to Hope College's Mission

 Application Instructions:

As part of the online application, please upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement addressing the role of digital teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college (can be included in cover letter)
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for this initial application stage)
  • Statement describing commitment to the mission of the college

A review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2014.

About Hope College:

The Hope College Van Wylen Library, winner of the 2004 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a 2011 Citation of Excellence from the Library of Michigan Foundation, is housed in an architectural award-winning building. The person filling this position will join a staff of ten faculty librarians,10 support staff, one Post-doc supporting the digital liberal arts, and reports to the Director of Libraries. 

Hope College is a co-educational, undergraduate, residential, Christian liberal arts college of 3,300 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Hope's beautiful and well maintained campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan. Affiliated with the Reformed Church of America since its founding in 1866, the College is known for its ecumenical Christian atmosphere. 

Hope is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, and for providing professional preparation and life-changing experiences in a friendly and welcoming community. The College has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is listed among the 40 schools highlighted in Loren Pope's book, "Colleges that Change Lives." Key to Hope's success is its rare combination of rigorous academic programs and a community life grounded in a relevant, inviting, and vibrant Christian faith. Reflecting that success, Hope is experiencing its third consecutive year of record enrollments. Additional information about Hope College can be found on the web at www.hope.edu.

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Library Technician - Technical Services, Library for the U.S. Courts of the First Circuit, Boston, MA

The 1st Circuit U.S. Courts Library provides support to the federal judges and all court personnel in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. This position is located in the Boston Library.           

The Library Technician provides assistance in all areas of the technical services department. 

Duties include:

  • Prepares purchase orders for new titles and subscription renewals
  • Responsible for mail check-in and processing incoming subscription materials
  • Responsible for maintenance of library collection including shelving and filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts
  • Participates in maintaining the library's website
  • Assists in staffing the circulation/reference desk as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA plus one to three years general library experience; or any equivalent combination of education/training and experience.
  • Experience in library technical services and working with an integrated library system
  • Ability to understand and follow departmental procedures and to exercise judgment and initiative in completing various tasks.
  • Aptitude for organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member and independently.
  • Excellent computer skills especially with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with HTML is desired.

Salary range:  $40,312 - $41,103 depending upon experience

Submit cover letter and resume by November 14, 2014 to: 

U.S. Courts Library for the First Circuit,
U.S. Courthouse, Suite 9400
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA  02210

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The U.S. Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hiring is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a fingerprint check.

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Head of Reference, Research & Instruction and Liaison Librarian (2 positions), Florida Gulf Coast University Library, Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University Library (Fort Myers, FL) is seeking qualified candidates for two new positions:  Head of Reference, Research & Instruction and Liaison Librarian to the Language & Literature, History, Communication, Philosophy and Religion programs.  Located in sunny southwest Florida, FGCU offers opportunities for professional growth, first-class facilities and technology, and a friendly customer service focused atmosphere.  FGCU is a growing, comprehensive public institution offering a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, education, nursing/allied health, resort & hospitality management, public administration and social services.  The University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America.  In fact, see what two of our newest librarians have to say about us -

"Working at FGCU Library is the most satisfying career move I've ever made--and that's saying something considering librarianship represents a complete change of venue for this former social worker.  The library faculty and staff have been universally friendly, supportive, and welcoming.   I count myself fortunate to be an FGCU librarian."

"I love working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and it's exciting to contribute to the development of a young institution that's continually growing."

Enjoy nearby wonderful recreational activities - beaches, bike trails, parks and water, as well as, theatre, arts and music.  Details and application instructions are posted here https://jobs.fgcu.edu/

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Head of Adult Services, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library seeks a highly motivated, innovative individual with a commitment to outstanding public service to lead its busy Adult Services Department. Experience working with a wide-variety of age groups, knowledge of collection development and grant writing, strong computer skills and supervisory experience necessary. Effective oral and written communication skills, sound judgment in dealing with staff and patrons, good problem solving abilities, and demonstrated knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century essential. MLS from an ALA accredited program with 3-5 years of experience in public library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Salary range $47,371 to $61,140 in 8 steps, with a non-negotiable starting salary of $47,371 and benefits. The City of Leominster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, drug screening and background check required. Send cover letter and resume to: Susan Shelton, Director, Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA  01453 or sshelton@leominster-ma.gov by November 21, 2014.

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Photograph Cataloging Interns, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for two (2) part-time photograph cataloging internship positions in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit.

Responsibilities

Interns will create descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata for digitized photographic negatives from our White House Photographs collection. Additionally, interns will contribute to the refinement of a finding aid, conduct research to identify information contained in a photograph, perform quality control of images in Adobe Photoshop, create authority records, and write concise descriptions of visual material. The position may include some negative and photograph scanning.

What You Will Learn

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in photo cataloging to gain experience with and apply current theories and practices surrounding digital asset management systems.

Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history.

Previous experience processing archival materials is preferred.

Time & Compensation

Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month.

Start & End Dates

Spring internships start January 15th and end May 14th; there is a possibility of renewal for the summer session.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following as PDF attachments via email to Lindsay Closterman (lindsay.closterman@nara.gov) and Nicola Mantzaris (nicola.mantzaris@nara.gov). Emails should include "#15-DAM-01" in the subject line:

or mail these items to:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Attn: Lindsay Closterman Posting #15-DAM-01
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Deadline

The application deadline for these internships is November 14, 2014.

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Senior Research Analyst, Prospect Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT is devoted to the advancement of knowledge and education of students in areas that contribute to or prosper in an environment of science and technology.

MIT, known worldwide for academic and research excellence in science and technology, is a place of extraordinary interactions where people and ideas come together in new ways - illuminating mysteries, making sparks fly, and fostering intellectual breakthroughs. As a crucial collaborator in building this environment, the Office of Resource Development is dedicated to supporting MIT's mission to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. By joining us, you too can be a part of our dynamic and exciting team that is making a real impact on the world.

Senior Research Analyst (2 openings), Resource Development-Office of Prospect Research, to prepare confidential reports on major and prospective donors to the Institute, working closely with major gift officers to help develop strategies to find and engage prospects.  Will (75%) prepare confidential research on major prospects to be solicited by the major giving staff and/or other Institute faculty, staff, and volunteers; and analyze complex financial and employment information to establish or reevaluate gift capacity ratings for major prospects. Will also (20%) collaborate with major giving staff to determine donors' areas of philanthropic interest and identify potential avenues for engagement; identify potential new major gift prospects for the Institute through review of corporate information and other sources; and determine and record attributes of prospects to enable data modeling and identification of prospects according to industry, relationships to other prospects and to MIT representatives, interest areas, etc.  Special project work will also be involved (5%), e.g., economic impact studies of various geographic areas and industries.  Will report to the assistant director.

Job Requirements

Required: an undergraduate degree; a minimum of two years of research experience, preferably in development research; experience with the Macintosh platform and standard office software, i.e., MS Office; strong research and writing skills; familiarity with standard references; organizational skills; initiative; ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints; experience with on-line databases; a strong commitment to accuracy; and excellent judgment. A minimum of four years' work experience is preferred.

Interested candidates may apply online at http://jobs.mit.edu/. Please reference Job #11611-N.

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Science and Technology Librarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The University Library, at Iowa State University, is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Science and Technology Librarian I or II. This position serves assigned subject areas and acts as a liaison to assigned academic departments in Engineering & Physical Sciences.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com/ Posting Number 40031P.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

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Director of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, Widener University, Chester, PA

Widener University invites nominations and applications for the Director of Wolfgram Memorial Library, an important position of academic leadership as the institution continues to build a dynamic new team for its next round of strategic planning.

The Library Director is the chief administrative officer of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, the library that supports all of the undergraduate and graduate programs offered on the University's main campus. The Library Director serves on the Provost's Council and the President's Senior Leadership Team, reports directly to the Provost, and is the official liaison between the faculty librarians and the Provost. The library, home to both the University Archives and the specialized Sexuality Archives, employs 8 innovative librarians as well as 19 dedicated support staff committed to supporting the academic and civic mission of the university.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, Carnegie-classified doctoral university, connects curricula to societal issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. The university's robust diversity agenda embodies the values of access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener's main campus is located between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with additional campuses in Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about the University, please visit the website at www.widener.edu.

A full search profile providing the leadership opportunities and desired attributes for this position, as well as information about the University and its schools and colleges, may be found at www.academic-search.com in the Current Searches section.

Nominations and Applications

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office in July 2015. Applications received by November 19, 2014, will be assured full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to, as appropriate: WidenerDirLib@academic-search.com.

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer that encourages excellence through diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/V/D

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Mass MoCA Internship Program, North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments. Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $100/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Each applicant may apply to a maximum of 2 departments.

Winter/Spring Application deadline:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Internship Dates: Monday, Jan 5, 2015 - Monday, May 25, 2015

Performing Arts Production Interns (2): Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of music -in all sizes from club and festival setup/strike, technical theatre and film. This includes hands-on in all of the following areas - carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew. 

Photography/Archive Database Management (1): Intern will work in cooperation with several departments to introduce a practical framework for MASS MoCA's collection of  archival media. The candidate will consist of 50% content creation and 50% archiving through our Digital Management system. Applicants should submit a formal portfolio of still images and videos. The portfolio consists of 90% of your application. In addition to your CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation please include any relevant links: your blog, twitter, tumblr, a favorite blog, website, flickr, etc.

Performing Arts Administration (2): Intern works directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files. The intern will alternate between the Assistant to the Managing Director and Company Manager with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with artist services, and arranging transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns. Applicant must have a valid US driver's license, as this internship includes a fair amount of driving.

Education (1): The intern works as part of the team in the Education Department, with primary responsibilities devoted to leading interpretive public and group tours of current exhibitions and interacting with museum visitors at the museum's information desk. Additional responsibilities may be to assist in Kidspace to oversee public hours, help visitors explore the It's Only Human exhibition and create their own works of art. The intern assists the Education Department with: upcoming events and gallery activities, family guides and curriculum activities, grant research, and with some office duties as needed. Weekend hours required. This is a great opportunity for a student (especially education and arts majors) to learn how to make contemporary art accessible to the public through educational programming, and a successful candidate is one who is outgoing, enjoys public speaking, and has a genuine interest in working with people of all abilities. Should also have strong writing skills. 

Development and Special Events (1): Intern will be working directly with the Manager of Foundations and Corporate Grants and the Membership Coordinator on all aspects of MASS MoCA's fundraising activities, including research, grant-writing, direct mail, special events and database management. Interns will be required to work up to 50 hours per week, although some weeks could be longer.  In an average week, you will spend two days working on foundations and corporate grants and two days on membership, with the remaining day alternating as workload requires. 

TO APPLY: Send application, cover letter, resume, and 2 reference letters to: MASS MoCA, c/o Meghan Robertson, Intern Coordinator, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247, email internapplications@massmoca.org, or fax (413) 664-4519.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Q: How do I apply via email?
A: We encourage you to apply via email. You may submit application materials (this application, cover letter, resume, and two reference letters) in the text of an email or as Microsoft Word attachments. Reference letters may be submitted separately by the person writing the letter. Please ask reference to include contact information in their letter. Submit all applications to Meghan Robertson.

Q: May reference letters be submitted via email?
A: Yes. Two reference letters may be submitted via email with your application or separately. Please ask letter-writers to include contact information.

Q: May I apply via regular mail?
A: Yes. Please address mailed applications to Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.

Q: Are MASS MoCA internships open to international applicants?
A: MASS MoCA can only accept applications from applicants who already have US citizenship or a work visa for work in the USA. Unfortunately we are unable to be a host organization for an international applicant.

Stipend and Housing

Q: How much is the stipend and which departments offer stipend and housing?
A: All departments offer each intern $100/week stipend plus housing for the duration of the internship in that department.

Q: What is housing like?
A: Located within walking distance from MASS MoCA, intern housing is furnished with basic furniture, pots and pans, and silverware. Interns share a bedroom (usually 2 interns per bedroom) and common areas with fellow interns. Interns are responsible for their own meals.

Q: Are pets permitted in intern housing?
A: No. Pets are not permitted in intern housing. Please find alternate pet care for the full duration of your internship.

Work Hours and Days Off

Q: How many hours do interns work?
A: Full time Interns will work 50+ hours per week. This is the best way to experience the inner workings of each department. Days off are determined by each department according to its needs.

Q: Are interns allowed to leave for several days at a time?
A: If you have a wedding or some other brief (2-3 days) event to attend that has been planned in advance, please inform us ASAP if you are selected for an interview. If you would need to leave the internship for one week or more, please do not apply now. Consider applying in the future when your schedule is more flexible. We are looking for people who can work continuously for the duration of an internship.

Other Questions

Q: Will there be any sort of intern education outside of working in the departments?
A: Yes. Once a week interns will meet for a presentation and discussion by department heads and/or visiting artists. During the summer season, we also plan all-intern excursions to other regional cultural institutions, such as the Clark Art InstituteWilliamstown Theater FestivalJacob's Pillow and more.

Q: Who covers travel expenses?
A: Each intern is responsible for his or her own travel expenses.

Q: More questions?
A: Please email Meghan Robertson.

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Library Director, Canton, CT

The Town of Canton, Connecticut is accepting applications for the position of Library Director from professionals who have the skills to be an energetic and visionary leader.

The Community

The Town of Canton is a small suburban Hartford community with a Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen/Chief Administrative Officer form of government. As a beautiful traditional New England community, Canton offers a wide variety of attractive housing, good schools, a first class Public Library facility, and fine parks and recreation facilities including the Farmington River and the popular Rails to Trails.

The Facility

The Canton Public Library provides services to a community with a population of approximately 10,300 residents with additional patronage from neighboring communities in the Farmington Valley. The Library, which occupies 16,200 square feet of comfortable space within the Town's Community Center complex, is a focal point within the community. The Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget is $587,298. A talented and dedicated staff of 25 (11.6 FTE) provides exceptional customer service. Circulation in 2014 was 160,233 from a collection of 81,968 cataloged items. The Library enjoys strong local support and includes an active "Friends of the Library" organization.

The Position

The Town of Canton is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Town seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate will also be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services and embrace the rapid technology changes occurring in today's public libraries. Under the functional direction of the Chief Administrative Officer and general policy advice from the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director performs professional and administrative duties in the planning, development, implementation and direction of public library services for the Canton Public Library. The Director will be committed to maintaining and improving the existing high level of customer service, community outreach, and programs and services as well as ensuring the future of the Library as a vibrant center for the community. Information regarding specific duties and skill sets for the position are available in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications and Benefits

Applicants for the position will have the skills and knowledge which would generally be acquired with a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited College or University and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience as a Librarian in a municipal or public library including five (5) years of supervisory experience. Relevant work experience must have been completed or current within the five (5) years prior to application.

Annual salary range is $76,000 to $84,500 depending on experience and qualifications.

The Town provides a very comprehensive benefits package.

The Process

Interested and qualified individuals must submit a fully completed application, cover letter and resume by 4:30PM on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to:

Robert H. Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Canton
4 Market Street, P.O. Box 168
Collinsville, Connecticut 06022-0168

In addition to introductory information, the cover letter shall include responses to the following three questions:

  1. Where do you see the future of libraries in the next ten years and what role will technology play?
  2. What challenges face smaller community libraries (serving populations under 12,000) and how do they differ from larger libraries?
  3. What would be your priorities if you were given the opportunity to be the Director of the Canton Public Library?

Each response shall be limited to 500 words or less.

Download a PDF of the Job Description.

Download a PDF of the employment notice.

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Law Librarian (part-time), AccuFile, Western MA

AccuFile seeks innovative Law Librarian to provide legal reference, business and general research services, management of the firm's collection, budgetary oversight, technology implementation and research portal development. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience conducting legal research and reference services, possess a strong understanding of technology and best practices for law libraries and legal information centers. Excellent career opportunity for a flexible and enthusiastic information professional with creative problem solving ability and an entrepreneurial orientation. Work location Western Massachusetts.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and cost-effective reference and research services in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media;
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials;
  • Provide serials management, check-in and routing publications, processing new materials, cataloging and interlibrary loan;
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with JD preferred;
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a law firm, legal resource center or corporate information center with strong working knowledge of legal and non-legal research resources and research databases including Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint.
  • Proficiency using MS Office;
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team.

To apply:

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

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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Library Director, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced professional to lead the Millis Public Library. The Millis Public Library is a new, state-of-the-art 17,800 sq. ft. facility.

The Library Director is responsible for directing all library operations including developing and managing the budget, recommending and implementing library policy and developing the library's collections and services. A high degree of personnel management, facilities coordination, communications and interpersonal skills are essential.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university; Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited library science program.
  • Special Requirements: Professional Certificate of Librarianship 
  • Knowledge, Ability and Skill:
    • Knowledge of emergent library technologies and library services.
    • Superior customer service attitude.
    • Five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity. 

This is a full-time FLSA exempt position.

Salary Range: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Current approx: $75,500

Position will remain open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit Town of Millis Employment Application (available on the Town Website: www.millis.net), cover letter and resume to:

Library Director Search
c/o Charles Aspinwall, Town Administrator
Veteran's Memorial Building
600 Main Street
Millis, MA  02054

Email Transmittal to kbouret@millis.net

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Assistant Librarian, Freedom Public Library, Freedom, NH

The Freedom Public Library is looking for a vibrant and creative service-oriented Assistant Librarian, working under the supervision of the Library Director. This position will satisfy someone who is both people-oriented and detail-oriented, who thrives on variety and who enjoys working with children and teens.

Duties:

  • Acts as circulation manager, handling overdues and overseeing all aspects of circulation services including transactions and patron registration.
  • Catalogs, processes and repairs library materials.
  • Provides basic information and reference service and reader's advisory.
  • Helps patrons with technology questions.
  • Helps with computer updates.
  • Trains, supervises and coordinates library volunteers.
  • Develops and leads teen programs.
  • Assists in creating promotional materials and online publicity.
  • Opens and closes the library.
  • Maintains the library's appearance.
  • Assists with youth programs.
  • In the absence of the Director, oversees all library operations.
  • Attends trainings, meetings and conferences for professional growth.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • An MLS from an accredited college is preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience demonstrating mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Enthusiasm for providing quality public service is essential. Must be friendly, outgoing, welcoming and discreet.
  • Computer competence is required. Being a computer whiz is highly desired!
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working with children and teens are strongly desired.
  • Ability to supervise and delegate is needed.
  • Flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills and teamwork are essential.
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions is necessary.

Schedule and Salary:

This is a salaried position requiring an average of 25 hours per week. Assistant Librarian arrives 15 minutes prior to posted library hours and works open hours or as negotiated with the Library Director. Assistant Librarian is expected to work outside of normal hours to attend and/or lead programs, attend workshops and meetings or conduct other library business as needed. Salary is $20,800 per year. This position offers paid holidays, sick days and two weeks' vacation.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to director@freedompubliclibrary.org or mail to

Freedom Public Library
PO Box 159
Freedom, NH 03836

Application deadline:  Monday, November 17, 2014

Please email rather than calling.

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Special Programs Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University is ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. A Catholic Liberal Arts University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island, Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and the Ph.D. in Humanities.

Job Description:

Basic Function

  • Develop innovative programs to enhance the role of McKillop Library as the center of the academic community at Salve Regina University. Coordinate library publications and public relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop series of programs to foster collaboration and partnerships with faculty, academic departments, administrative offices, students, and community groups
  • Work with university offices and academic departments to plan events taking place in the library
  • Coordinate the production of the library newsletter and other library publications
  • Participate in instruction and research services of the library

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as library liaison to selected academic departments and university offices; develop online resources to support these areas
  • Provide individual and group instruction to members of the university community
  • Staff the library's information desk as assigned; provide assistance to users via live and remote reference services
  • Work on weekends and evenings as needed
  • Participate in library services provided to the Center for Adult Education in Warwick
  • Serve on university and library committees as assigned

Requirements:

  • MLA-accredited MLS degree required. Experience in reference and instruction in an academic library preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and organizing innovative library programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to work in a team environment required.

Additional Information:

  • Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more.
  • Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
  • This is a full-time year-round position.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

Apply online: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54377

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Access Services Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Reporting to Baker Library's Manager, Contemporary Collections, Public Services, this position has responsibility for assuring the smooth functioning of the full range of Circulation and Public Services at Baker Library and assists with the oversight of the physical facilities during assigned weekday hours. Areas of responsibility include circulation, basic reference and information services, stacks' maintenance, including reshelving, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and privileges support. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited, to, providing library and materials access assistance to users with disabilities, participating in Baker Library and Harvard Library discussion and working groups and staying informed about trends within the field of library science, collaborating with other library departments, units, and colleagues on projects and workflows, participating in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and contributing to the overall goal of the department as appropriate.

Assigned hours are to be determined. The schedule may vary, either based on departmental needs or during Baker Library's exam, January term and summer hours. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude.

This position is part of the Harvard Library Access Services Department, assigned to Baker Library at Harvard Business School. Harvard Library Access Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by providing circulation, privileges, and other public services as well as operations such as the Harvard Depository, interlibrary loan, and collection management that facilitate virtual and physical access to information resources within and outside the University. Access Services staff members are expected to provide these services at the highest level of patron satisfaction while utilizing best practices to meet patron needs. Additionally, Access Services staff members are committed to delivering high-quality customer service; timely access to collections; maintaining the integrity and security of library resources and materials; and accommodating user needs in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Harvard Library.

Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent education; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service experience required; demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills; ability to effectively solve problems; ability to exercise good judgment and make/execute sound decisions; computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel; experience with a library management system, particularly Ex Libris' Aleph system preferred. College degree or college-level coursework preferred. Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment. Prior experience with hiring, training, scheduling, and the distribution of work with student or temporary staff preferred. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment, with minimal supervision.

This position involves frequent use of a computer keyboard, mouse, and barcode scanner. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. Must be able to push and maneuver a loaded book truck weighing up to 80lbs. Ability to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods required.

For the complete job description and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/1wF4BGs

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ALA Annual Conference Student-to-Staff Program

Each year every ALA student chapter is encouraged to nominate one student to participate in the Student-to-Staff Program (S2S), established in 1973, and coordinated by the Chapter Relations Office with support from Conference Services.

Each Annual Conference ALA provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 40 students engaged in ALA Student Chapters both to attend an ALA Annual Conference and to work behind-the-scenes with ALA staff.

The Student-to-Staff Program (S2S) was created so that each of 60 schools affiliated with ALA has an equal and equitable opportunity to nominate one and only one student to fill one of 40 available slots in the program. S2S offers qualifying students in the program the opportunity to attend meetings, programs, and other ALA Conference events in their spare time.

In other words, in exchange for working with an ALA unit for 16 hours, each S2S student receives free registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses, and attends programs and other conference events. This summer the Annual Conference is held in San Francisco, CA: June 25-30, 2015. 

To qualify for the ALA student-to-staff program:

  • Each student must be a student chapter member;
  • Each student must be a current ALA member and remain an ALA member through the ALA Annual Conference that he or she is nominated to participate in;
  • Each student accepted cannot have previously participated in the program;
  • Yes, students are eligible if they graduate in May immediately before the conference.
  • ALA supports student members through a wide array of programs and services. ALA Spectrum Scholars receiving funds to attend a Spectrum Leadership Institute through their scholarship are not eligible to participate in the Student-to-Staff program for the Conference in conjunction with the Leadership Institute. Required attendance at the Institute and conference events precludes the work requirements of the Student-to-Staff program. Incoming Spectrum Scholars and alumni are encouraged to apply.

 If you would like to be considered please email a letter no longer than two pages (shorter is fine!) addressed to Mary Jordan, SLIS ALA-SC Faculty Advisor. Write about your work to support the aims of ALA-SC at Simmons, your reasons for wanting to attend this conference, and how it will impact your professional work.

The deadline for all email submissions to Mary will be Friday, November 14 by 4:00pm Eastern Time. 

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

General Statement of Duties:

The STCC Library is well known among colleagues and students for our strength in support of student learning and of student success. The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals.

Responsibilities:

The Part Time Reference Librarian will work 15 hours per week. Break work depends on the hours awarded. The Part Time Reference Librarian will:

  • Provide excellent public service at our Reference Desk.
  • Develop and maintain effective presentation skills.
  • Teach bibliographic instruction classes including research and assignment specific skills.
  • Be aware of communication needs and styles of different learners.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Reference & Instruction.
  • Prepare library subject guides and instructional materials for print and web environments.
  • Become familiar with the library's collections.
  • Have and continue to develop knowledge of new technologies and new techniques in reference services.
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products. Proficiency with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 is preferred.
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics including, but not limited to reference services.
  • Assist in planning, implementing and publicizing reference services in innovative ways throughout the college community.
  • Participate in library related social media communications.
  • Support a strong service orientation throughout the library.
  • Participate in the library's liaison program.
  • Assume additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Knowledge and Skills: An MLS is preferred, but consideration will be given to candidates within one or two courses of completing the degree.

The candidate must:

  • Be able to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally.
  • Be comfortable with incorporating emerging technologies into the research process.
  • Demonstrate research proficiency.
  • Be familiar with MLA and APA Style. Familiarity with AMA style is a plus.
  • Understand research methodologies and tools.
  • Enjoy engaging colleagues and students in the joy of research
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products. Proficiency with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 preferred.
  • Be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Have an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Acknowledge learning style differences.
  • Strong team communication skills
  • Be excited about teaching classes and individuals, and demonstrate those skills.

Salary: $25.06 an hour. 15 hours a week. No Benefits.

Closing Date: November 7, 2014

Apply to: All applicants must apply online at www.stcc.edu. Please submit a cover letter and a resume as application for this position.

Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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Research Assistant to Professor Kyong Eun Oh

Professor Kyong Eun Oh is looking for a research assistant (RA) to help with a research project for about 4 weeks (8-9 hr/week). This research project investigates how professors manage their paper-based information. The RA will do an initial coding of the interview data. 

Kyong Eun Oh is an assistant professor at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/slis/faculty/fulltime/oh.php

Candidate should be a graduate student in Library & Information Science at Simmons College, preferably someone who is meticulous. (If you are interested in personal information management (PIM) and/or qualitative data analysis in particular, this will be a good opportunity for you.)

From Nov. 7th to Dec. 5th (4 weeks), 8-9 hours per week, $15 an hour. Funding is available for 35 hours.

If you are interested in this position, please send Professor Oh an email by Nov. 4th. Please put "research assistant" in the subject line.

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Technical Services Librarian (Slavic Language Emphasis), Catalog Department, Cleveland Public Library, OH

The Cleveland Public Library seeks a dynamic individual to catalog and process Cyrillic and Eastern European material, as well as English books, for a large urban public library serving a diverse population. Other duties may be required.  

Required: Advanced reading knowledge of at least one language using the Cyrillic alphabet, ALA Accredited Master's Degree with cataloging course work. Cataloging experience preferred.

Salary: $50,998.74. 

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit www.cpl.org. Open until filled.

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Gallery Assistant, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library has an opening for a Gallery Assistant. We seek an individual who will greet visitors, do light reference work and provide basic information about map exhibitions and the collection, and assist the Research Librarian and Curator with special projects. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required.  Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies such as Google Earth are favorable. This is a part-time position. Compensation: $10/hr. Please send cover letters and resumes by November 10 to maps@bpl.org.

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Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator to help with the design, development and continuing implementation of a digital archive and records management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.

As one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Florida, Rollins maintains a rich archive of the history of the college and of central Florida, and an impressive array of special collections. We already have a decade of experience in digitizing archival documents, managed using ContentDM, years of experience in creating online finding aids, most recently using Archon, and since 2009 we have maintained an institutional repository of faculty and student scholarship, using Digital Commons. In 2013 we established a rescue repository as a first-step solution for redundant, centralized storage of born-digital and digitized collections, and written procedures for accessioning and safely transferring digital content from external storage media. We also began a web archiving program, supported by a specific collection development policy and a subscription to Archive-It. The digital archivist will join the existing staff of one professional archivist/librarian, one support professional, and two student employees, and will lead our efforts to collect, organize, and make accessible the born-digital documents and objects created by the Rollins community. For more information on our Archives & Special Collections, please visit http://www.rollins.edu/library/archives

This is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. The successful candidate will, like all full-time librarians at Rollins, participate in research help service, instruction and liaison with an academic department.

At Rollins, we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in their day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree, and working experience or significant coursework in archival science, records management, digital curating, digital preservation, or a related field are required.

A second master's in an academic discipline and two or more years of experience in electronic records management, digital archives, or a related field are preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: working knowledge of modern archival practices and understanding of digital records management; familiarity with standard principles and practices for item description/metadata; ability to effectively plan and manage projects from vision to evaluation; solid computer skills and the ability to learn new tools quickly; ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; ability to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library and archives in higher education; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library/archival profession.

To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:

  1. online faculty application
  2. cover letter 
  3. resume
  4. names and contact information for three professional references

Cover letters should be addressed to:

Professor Wenxian Zhang, 
Head of Archives & Special Collections

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

The position will become available in January 2015 or after.

Physical RequirementsAbility to lift archival boxes.

SalaryCompetitive salary with a minimum of $50,000 could rise depending on experience.

BenefitsAppointment will be made at assistant professor level.

Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution after one year, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

For more information visit: http://www.rollins.edu/hr/services/benefits/index.html.

Additional Information:

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,730 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-one percent of Rollins' 171 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college. For 20 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and first in Florida. Rollins faculty are committed to a rigorous, applied liberal arts education and student-centered learning. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu/.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Rollins as a "Great College to Work For" in their 2014 rankings. The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program facilitates an institutional audit, as well as faculty, staff, and administrator evaluations of their institutions, and recognizes colleges for achieving high employee satisfaction in up to 12 "great academic workplace" categories. Classified as a medium-sized four-year institution, Rollins not only made the rankings, but also earned the Honor Roll (top 10) distinction. As an Honor Roll institution, Rollins was recognized for being one of the most cited colleges across all categories, achieving its highest marks in seven survey categories: compensation and benefits; facilities, workspace, and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; supervisor/department chair relationship; tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

Rollins ranks 3rd best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2014 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

At Rollins, our people provide our strategic advantage. We seek talented individuals who can help us fulfill our mission to educate students for global citizenship & responsible leadership. More information about our values and culture can be found at the following website: http://pinterest.com/rollinscareers/.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following website: http://r-net.rollins.edu/service/index.html.

Apply online at https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/2048.

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Graduate Librarian 4/Youth Services Branch Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Salary: $48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional supervisory position under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. The position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the One City One Library (OCOL) Branches.

Essential Job Functions:

Management - Under direct supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and evaluates multi-branch staff in routine operational procedures.
  • Partners with Youth Services Main Library Manager (Graduate Librarian 4) to develop programs, services, and customer service offerings that can easily be replicated across all library locations.
  • Participates in fulfilling system-wide goals and developing and implementing policies/procedures for branch services for youth.
  • Builds, manages, and promotes strong and appropriate collections for youth and families within the guidelines of the Worcester Public Library and School Library policies. Assists with monitoring and tracking branch budgets and expenditures.
  • Conducts regularly branch staff meetings, acts on issues discussed, and reports concerns to the Youth Services Coordinator.
  • Develops strong partnerships with administration and other appropriate school and community agencies and staff.
  • Serves as Librarian-In-Charge when assigned.

Operations and Programming

  • Interprets library rules and regulations effectively to customers and staff.
  • Provides assistance directly to customers on the use of library resources.
  • Connects customers with the best bibliographic searches/inquiries using every available resource.
  • Monitors physical maintenance and requests repairs and improvements in the branches as needed.
  • Plans, schedules, promotes, and conducts innovative programming for teachers, children, and families under the supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator.

Professional Activities

  • Serves as a role model to staff by providing exemplary customer service.
  • Stays informed of professional trends, innovations, and community developments affecting the library and children's librarianship in particular.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of public library services for children.
  • Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

Minimum Job Qualification Standards for Performing Essential Job Functions:

  • Commitment to outstanding public service for children.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort working with all types of people in a public library setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements.
  • Experience and familiarity with reference services, programming, and resources for youth.
  • Ability to plan, assign tasks, and to follow-up to ensure quality of work, completeness of tasks, and to hold staff accountable for their actions.
  • Ability to take initiative and take responsibility for the unit's productivity.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff/customers.
  • Push carts and bins loaded with library materials, and reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights on a routine basis.
  • Ability to operate a variety of library computers and equipment, including printers, calculators, copiers, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer productivity tools (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Minimum Requirements:

Education: M.L.S., including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: Two years of professional public library work after receipt of M.L.S., with demonstrated experience working with youth. Must have experience with planning, developing, and executing innovative programming for youth. Must have demonstrated understanding of youth literature and development. Minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience.

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

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background Check.

Other: Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages is preferred. Experiences with integrated library system, such as Evergreen ILS

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Monday November 10, 2014, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Visiting Librarian/Archives, Project Archivist for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

The Visiting Librarian will serve as a member of the Claire T. Carney Library's Archives and Special Collections team, primarily responsible for processing the papers of former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank. This is a one-year, temporary appointment with the possibility of a second and third year renewal, dependent on performance and funding. Reporting to and under the direction of the Head of the Archives and Special Collections Division, the Project Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive archival processing plan for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives Collection (CBFA) that includes but is not limited to arrangement, description, preservation, access and security for records in all formats. The Visiting Librarian's work requires application of archival best practices and national standards, as well as specific practices for political papers. For the complete position description please go to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education, with a concentration in archives management.

Experience: Previous (over one year) professional experience in archival arrangement, description, cataloguing methods, archival management and access methods.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Experience handling primary materials.
  • Knowledge of preservation issues.
  • Ability to work in a collegial setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects or assignments in archival processing, arrangement and description.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and standards in archival processing.
  • Knowledge of descriptive standards such as DACS and use of appropriate thesauri.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards as they pertain to archival materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of modern congressional papers collections.
  • Demonstrated experience processing congressional collections.
  • Demonstrated experience in metadata creation.
  • Experience in processing large collections (100+ linear feet).
  • Demonstrated application of best practices and standards in archival processing.
  • Demonstrated application of digital and online techniques and services applicable to archives and special collections.
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, and congressional office practices.
  • Experience managing a variety of audiovisual formats in archives.
  • Degree in History or substantive coursework in modern American History.
  • Additional degree in a related field.

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

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.

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

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

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Public Service Assistant, Wheelock College Library, Wheelock, MA

The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for Public Services Assistants

This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in reference and access services, as well as in supervision of student workers. Candidates must demonstrate significant interest in all aspects of public services work in an academic library.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and trains undergraduate student workers at the Service Desk.
  • Provides patron assistance via face-to-face, telephone, email, and IM/chat interactions.
  • Access services duties include circulation and reserves, as well as stacks and audiovisual material maintenance.
  • Reference duties include one-on-one research assistance and instruction.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Assists with opening and closing the library as necessary.
  • Maintains patron accounts and upholds library policies.
  • Maintains statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Performs and delegates tasks as assigned.

Opportunities to participate in library instruction sessions may be available.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous customer service and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Priority given to individuals currently enrolled in a graduate library science program for two or fewer semesters. 
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to Rosalind Bucy, Learning & Research Services Librarian, at rbucy@wheelock.edu.

Hours: Sundays, 11:45am-5:30pm, and Mondays, 4:30-11:15pm

Pay: $13.00/hour

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Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435-4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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Write for the NEA Newsletter

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking authors to contribute featured articles for our upcoming quarterly publications. Submissions must be between 800-2,000 words and fit within one of these three guidelines:

  • Archival Insight: Discussion of historical, theoretical, technological, or political issues
  • Open Forum:  Diverse opinions on current events and issues
  • Around & About:  Detailed information on a project at one particular New England repository

Members have expressed an interest in learning more about new or popular archival software, tips for job seekers, professional development ideas, electronic records, digital repositories, management tools and tips, and outreach/funding ideas. If you have experience in any of these topics, the editorial team would love to hear your proposal!

Please send submissions to  Heather_Mumford@hms.harvard.edu.

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Library Director, S. White Dickinson Memorial Library, Whately, MA

The Town of Whately is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The position is appointed by the Library Trustees to perform professional, administrative and supervisory work. A copy of the job description is available at whately.org. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs required. 20 hours per week with an hourly range of $17-$20/hour depending on experience. Benefits provided. Bachelor's degree required, Master of Library Science preferred with two years minimum relevant experience. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Library Director Search, c/o of the Library Trustees, P. O. Box 187, Whately, MA 01093 or townadmin@whately.org. Review of resumes will begin November 7, 2014.

http://www.whately.org/images/Library/Librarian_Job_Description_10-2014.pdf

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Assistant Librarian, Gilford Public Library, Gilford, NH

Gilford Public Library seeks highly motivated candidates with innovative ideas and high energy for the position of Assistant Librarian.

JOB SUMMARY

Serves as the Library Director's assistant in the operation of the library and the development and implementation of its service program. Acts as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Library.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works with the Director in the implementation of policies, procedures and goals established by the Library Board.
  • Assists in the formulation of annual goals and objectives that support the Library's mission and meet community needs.
  • Manages and carries out the volunteer program.
  • Coordinates and manages programs geared towards adults including creation of promotional materials for these events and programs.
  • Serves as a resource person in implementing our interlibrary loan and overdue policies.
  • Assists in collection development for the library including serving as the primary selector for non-fiction and dvd materials.
  • Assists in providing reports and keeping accurate statistics for the library. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of library science including principles, policies and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to:
    • delegate responsibility.
    • interpret community interests and needs and assist in developing appropriate library services.
    • exercise creativity and initiative.
    • work effectively and tactfully with employees, volunteers and the public to create a positive workplace environment and to present a positive public image.
    • make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.
    • work in a team environment.
    • lift up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis.

EDUCATION

Bachelors degree (Masters in Library Sciences preferred) and at least 2 years of public library experience.

STARTING SALARY:  $34,840 and competitive benefits package.

APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume to Katherine@gilfordlibrary.org

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SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

See a list of past winners.

Online Application Link Below. View the poster here.

Awarded biannually since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.

Beginning with the fall 2014 competition, a conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master's student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be June 13-17, 2015, hosted by Princeton University.

Awardees will be asked to write a summary of their conference experience, to be posted on the SALALM website.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections, and services. The SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship will include a one-year membership in the organization.

Who Should Apply:

Applicants able to demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, or their diaspora, or Iberia, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about or researching topics involving the Latin American, Caribbean, or Iberian regions are encouraged to apply.

Interest may be demonstrated through previous work, internships, undergraduate or graduate-level study, involvement through volunteer programs with governmental, non-governmental, or private sector organizations, and research and publication on topics relevant to the area. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library science, information science, or archival studies (with equivalent accreditation where applicable) in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study, and recipients must be enrolled students at the time the award is made. Anyone having received this scholarship in previous years or a travel grant from SALALM is not eligible to apply.

Deadline for all application materials: November 30, 2014

For more informationhttp://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship/

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Health Library Program Manager, AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA

Background/Summary:  AIDS Action's online Health Library maintains more than 200 health topic web pages focusing on all aspects of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, including prevention, treatment, wellness, and affected population groups.  The Library also regularly tracks, summarizes, and disseminates news on these topics to our patrons.

Working closely with its strategic partner Fenway Health, AIDS Action is currently increasing the Library's scope.  The Library is compiling materials on additional infectious diseases - including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) - as well as emerging health policy and legal issues, and emerging prevention and health care service models.  The target audiences for the Library's health materials are also expanding to include front-line service providers, public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and consumer advisory groups. In addition, the Library has begun working closely with The Fenway Institute (TFI) and the National LGBT Health Education Center to promote knowledge of new approaches to HIV prevention and care, HCV, STIs, and TB, as well LGBT health.

The Health Library Manager will be responsible for organizing, updating, and disseminating health education materials for AIDS Action's online Health Library, and for responding to health information requests from Library users across Massachusetts.

Primary Duties:

  1. Lead the Health Library's efforts to compile and distribute reliable and up-to-date health information for the Library's diverse target audiences.
  2. Assess the health information needs and preferences of the Library's target audiences.
  3. Assess the usefulness and clarity of third-party health resources, and organize them by topic and intended audience.
  4. Conduct literature searches and provide technical assistance for providers or stakeholder advisory groups.
  5. Oversee and work with the Health Library's Research and Writing Consultant, whose duties include: 1) monitoring medical, policy, and other developments related to the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, HCV, STIs, and TB; and 2) preparing summary or synthesis documents outlining key points and helpful health resources.
  6. Work with TFI and Fenway's marketing/communications staff to package and disseminate health information in print and electronic media, which may include information packets, web pages, listservs, RSS feeds, PDFs, ebooks or booklets, audio files, and social media.
  7. Work to expand awareness and use of health resources produced by the Health Library, TFI, and the National LGBT Health Education Center.
  8. Collect and analyze data on the use of Health Library services and submit periodic usage reports to the Library's funders and AIDS Action's management team.
  9. Other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree; MLIS or Master of Public Health degree, with library training and experience, preferred
  • Experience conducting searches of medical or scientific literature
  • Strong interest in health promotion and the dissemination of health information
  • Proficient in typing and computer skills, and in-depth knowledge of relevant software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Experience creating, modifying, and disseminating electronic information in a range of formats (web pages, listservs, PDFs, ebooks, audio files, etc.) a plus
  • Knowledge of and facility in new social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); experience using social media for education or business a plus
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • HIV/AIDS, HCV, and LGBT sensitivity and awareness

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, with your last name, first initial, and job title in the subject line to resumes@aac.org.

AIDS Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIDS Action is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

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Manager of Youth Services, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Organization

A leading American historian has called the Public Library of the City of Boston "one of the five great libraries of the world."

Well over 3.5 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of 6 million books. Another 5.2 million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to take advantage of its many services and its growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitalized rare books and manuscripts.

The Youth Services Department of the Central Library in Copley Square provides programming to over 2,000 children, teens, and caregivers each month. With the opening of a newly renovated Children's Library and Teen Central in early 2015, the Library will be transforming youth services at the Central Library. The new spaces will include a dedicated program room for children, dedicated early literacy area, teen digital lab, and teen gaming room. Library programming will focus on creativity, literacy and STEAM based on the principles of Connected Learning.

The Youth Services Department emphasizes programs and outreach that will reach Boston's underserved populations, including children on the autism spectrum and the diverse populations that are served by the Central Library.

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

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Manager of Youth Services position to a provide leadership to the development of public programs and services, web-based content, community outreach, educational initiatives, partnerships, and related programming for Children and Teens.

Salary: $72,585 - $97,996, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. In exceptional instances, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Requires a minimum of five (5) years professional library experience including four years of work in youth services at a supervisory and/or management level. Experience in development of strategic partnerships essential. Significant programming and partnership experience in children's and teen programming. Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and teen services. Successful experience in serving diverse populations, and productive collaborations with a significant number and variety of community groups and organizations, including public and private schools. Specific experience and broad knowledge in related collection development, technology, public programming and services, and staff development.

Requirements - Technology skills appropriate to perform the duties of the job. Proven ability to work with staff to analyze workflow and to implement changes to improve service delivery.

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

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

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Information Technology Network Manager, 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 Information Technology (IT) Network Manager to lead the network team and manage the network and telecommunications infrastructure, and provide network architecture, IT security, and high level network/security problem resolution expertise: to ensure a functioning and optimal computing infrastructure across the Boston Public Library's branch library locations, the central library and its departments, across both internal and public computing programs and services, and encompassing all online and onsite IT services.

The IT Network Manager directly manages the network staff. The IT Network Manager will act internally and externally for the IT department as the deputy CTO as needed and on tasks and projects as assigned. This role will work closely and collaboratively with the Server, Help Desk, Web Services and Applications Managers in particular to ensure a well-coordinated delivery of IT services to internal and external customers. This role is also responsible for the on-call schedule, team scheduling, oversees personnel, and participates in strategic and budgetary planning procedures, including BPL's participation in the Federal eRate program. This is both a hands-on technical and managerial position. The position is also expected to maintain currency in cutting edge network and security technology and service delivery models, and provide appropriate leadership to BPL's IT department in this area.

The IT Network Manager is responsible for maintaining the Data Center and Network inventory; for procuring, supporting and delivering maintenance for included equipment and software licenses and contracts. They maintain vendor relationships with key service providers that support and provide technology and network services for the BPL infrastructure.

This role is responsible for the optimal operation of all network and telecommunications environments. It is also responsible for escalation management from technical support and directly from partner organizations that consume services, and does so with a focus on maintaining high levels of availability and recoverability.

Salary: $72,585 - $97,996, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree, and Cisco Certification (CCNA/CCNP) or equivalent, required; Industry Standard Security Certification (eg. CISSP), preferred. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Minimum of at least three years of managing staff in a network support function, plus at least five years of direct technology-related experience in the network (routers, switches, services) and/or telecommunications area (ATM, Frame relay, PRI, MPLS, Fiber Networks & VOIP, PBX Systems); experience in troubleshooting hardware, software and ability to diagnose and provide solutions within the IT infrastructure environment.

Requirements - Position schedule may require working evenings and weekends. Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, work under pressure and to interact positively and efficiently with the public. Demonstrated superior customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly and in a concise manner, superior work habits, ability to prioritize work, strong organizational skills, and good mechanical aptitude. Ability to manage and lead people, to hire, motivate, and separate from staff successfully, to work in a changing progressive environment. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, time management and supervise peers and subordinates.

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

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

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Senior Marketing Associate, 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 Senior Marketing Associate position to develop, execute, and evaluate internal and external marketing and communications efforts on behalf of the Boston Public Library. Raise the profile and enhance the reputation of the Boston Public Library system and staff, its collections and services to the people of Boston and the Commonwealth, and its award-winning strategic plan, the BPL Compass.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience:

  1. Four or more years of directly-related experience in marketing or communications.
  2. Experience with libraries, government, and/ or nonprofits desirable.
  3. Advanced user of productivity software and creative suites such as Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign.
  4. Demonstrated use of social media on behalf of a brand or organization.
  5. Demonstrated experience with photography, videography, photo editing, and video editing.
  6. Strong portfolio illustrating examples of work.

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

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

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Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (Bronx Zoo), New York, NY

Department: Library & Archives

Title: Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern

Supervisor: Library & Archives Director

Start Date: January 19, 2015

End Date: May 15, 2015

Schedule: Minimum commitment of 104 hours, Monday and Friday, between 9AM-5PM

Application deadline: November 24, 2014

Summary

Under the guidance of the WCS Institutional Archivist and Digital Resources Manager, the Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management will gain experience in the care and management of historical and modern photo collections. While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship. Interns should be able to commit at least 104 hours to the internship. 

Objectives

  • digitize historical prints according to professional standards
  • assist with the ingest of current photo assets into WCS's digital asset management system
  • research and record metadata about current and historical photographic materials
  • the creation of one or more posts documenting the internship for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

Qualifications

  • enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program (within the last 6 months) in library science, museum studies, or a related field
  • strong interest in the management of photographic collections
  • experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred
  • working knowledge of the ingest, cataloging, storage, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets in a Digital Asset Management system
  • experience with professional digitization standards and with photo software and scanning software
  • familiarity with standard metadata schema and vocabularies

Location

  • Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

For full consideration, interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Opportunities@wcs.org; specify "Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern, Spring 2015" in the subject of your email.

EOE, M/F/V/D

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Archives Processing Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (Bronx Zoo), New York, NY

Department:  Library & Archives, Bronx Zoo

Title:  Archives Processing Intern, Spring 2015

Supervisor:  Library and Archives Director

Start Date: January 19, 2015

End Date: May 15, 2015

Schedule:  Minimum commitment of 104 hours, Monday and Friday between 9:00am - 5:00pm

Application deadline: November 24, 2014

Summary

Under the guidance of the WCS Processing Archivist, the Archives Processing Intern will gain experience in various components of archival processing and description. While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship.  Interns should be able to commit at least 104 hours to the internship and must schedule their hours Monday through Friday, 9-5. 

Objectives

Experience to be gained includes but is not limited to:

  • survey, arrange, and describe an archival collection
  • enter data into an archival management system
  • create an EAD finding aid
  • document their work with one or more posts for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

Qualifications

  • enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate program (within the last 6 months)  in library science, museum studies, or a related field
  • experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred

Location

  • Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

For full consideration of your application, interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: Opportunities@wcs.org; specify "Archives Processing Intern, Spring 2015" in the subject of your email.

EOE, M/F/V/D

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Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team. We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth. We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection. Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department? If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children's Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more. The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team. 

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required. Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered.  

Beginning salary $39,000.00 - $44,000.00 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Full job description available at http://www.hooksettlibrary.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 hshumway@hooksettlibrary.org  

Review of applications will take place beginning November 21, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

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Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics, Philadelphia, PA

The College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University invites applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in computer science at all levels. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science or related field at the time of appointment and a record of high-quality scholarly activities. Applicants for senior hires are expected to have demonstrated exceptional leadership in large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs.

The College of Computing & Informatics is home to vibrant research activities in computer science including artificial intelligence, vision and graphics, programming languages, high-performance computing, human computer interaction, privacy and security, algorithms and theory, computer science education, software engineering, distributed systems, databases and data mining and computer algebra. Applications in all areas will be considered. Successful applicants will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish strong sponsored research programs, advise undergraduate and graduate students and be involved in service to the College, the University, as well as the global academic community.

Drexel is a private university committed to research with real-world applications. The University has over 25,000 students in 14 colleges and schools and offers about 200 degree programs. The College of Computing & Informatics has about 75 faculty and 2,300 students. Drexel has one of the largest and best known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,200 co-op employers. Drexel is located on Philadelphia's "Avenue of Technology" in the University City District and at the hub of the academic, cultural and historical resources of the nation's sixth largest metropolitan region.

Evaluation of applications will begin as early as January 1, 2015, and will continue on a rolling basis until appropriate candidates are identified. Successful applicants must demonstrate potential for research and teaching excellence in the environment of a major research university. To be considered, apply at www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79139 or search for Requisition #6406.

Your application should consist of a cover letter, CV and brief statements describing your research program and teaching interests. Letters of reference will be requested from candidates who are invited for a campus interview. Electronic submissions in PDF format are required.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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iSchool at Illinois PhD Program, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), the iSchool at Illinois, is actively recruiting high quality doctoral students who want to design, develop, and evaluate informatics solutions to the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Admitted candidates typically receive up to 4 years of funding in the form of research, teaching and service assistantships, including tuition waivers and stipends.

Massive changes in how large collections of data are created, disseminated, analyzed, and used have increased the role that information plays in industry, science, scholarship, government, and our everyday lives. The flexible program ensures that each student receives the intellectual guidance and experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a wide range of academic, business, and government settings. Students receive one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence in scholarship and high impact science.

Faculty work on data from many domains including science (MEDLINE, EPA, STAR METRICS), business (health, energy, media), humanities (HathiTrust, Google Books), and everyday life (social media) and develop new methods in:

  • Text and Data Mining
  • Informetrics and Data Analytics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Social Computing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Digital Libraries
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Data Curation and Linked Data
  • Information Trust and Privacy
  • Digital Youth

GSLIS supports a broad range of interdisciplinary research in areas such as youth services, user services and outreach, information history and policy, social and community informatics, data curation and information organization. Additional information about research at GSLIS is available at http://www.lis.illinois.edu/research/projects. For specific information about the PhD program, please visit http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/phd or contact lis-apply@illinois.edu.

Students from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for PhD applications is December 15, 2014.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to meet the information needs of the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees and is expected to be professionally active.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution AND undergraduate or advanced degree in biology or an equivalent field or experience working in a laboratory setting. Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Prezi.

Preferred: Experience with instructional technology and design. Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools. Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and the scientific disciplines. Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively. At least 1-2 years experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library. Demonstrated teaching ability.

For a complete job description, go to http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search Job Number 14000873.

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Program Manager, School Library Teacher Program, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College is seeking a Program Manager for their School Library Teacher Program. This is a part-time (25 hours per week) position. For more information and to apply please go to:

https://jobs.simmons.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1413377705826

The position is listed under the JobTitle School Library Teacher Program.

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Access Services Librarian, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Wheelock College is looking for an energetic Access Services Librarian to provide leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering access services. The Access Services Librarian manages circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and reserve services in a highly collaborative environment where exemplary public service is the norm.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages all access services operations, including circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and print and electronic course reserves
  • Supervises Access Services Specialist; hires, trains, schedules, and oversees part-time casual staff and student workers
  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed; assists in providing instruction services as required
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance of stack and patron use areas; participates in space use evaluation and planning
  • Contributes to development of Library collections
  • Participates in development of Academic Resources websites and publications

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science
  • 2 or more years of public services experience in libraries
  • Demonstrated managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to both take initiative and lead as well as work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately. Apply online via the Wheelock College website www.wheelock.edu. Click on Work@Wheelock at top of page. Apply as instructed using the online application process. Submit both a cover letter and a resume.

Commitment to Diversity

Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences. Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Cataloger, The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

Immediate full-time professional position available for an experienced cataloger to work in our Windsor, CT office.

Description: Work with a team of professional and paraprofessional catalogers to perform original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats. DGI provides cataloging services to a wide variety of library clients, including academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as the publishing industry.

The cataloging landscape is rapidly changing, and DGI is committed to providing the high quality services that libraries and publishers need. We are passionate about our work! Do you thrive on the challenge of cataloging in a fast-paced, production environment? Are you eager to enhance your skills as you learn the latest techniques? Are you ready to join a group of congenial colleagues, working in a beautiful renovated factory building in historic downtown Windsor? If so, we want to speak with you!

Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited); fluency in English; recent experience in original and copy cataloging, RDA, AACR2, LC and DDC classification, LCSH, and OCLC.

Compensation: $42,900-$46,800 annually (based on flexible 37.5 hour work week). This position includes an excellent benefits package and 401(k) plan.

Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com.

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Youth Services Assistant/Outreach Coordinator, Conway Public Library, Conway, NH

The Conway Public Library seeks an energetic, outgoing, creative, friendly and tech savvy team member to provide a high level of service in the areas of children and adult programming as well as general community outreach.

Founded in 1901, the mission of the Conway Public Library is to create an environment that promotes and facilitates lifelong learning and community engagement.

Job Description:

Plans and conducts programs for children to encourage reading and listening and the use of library materials; including all special programs such as story times, summer reading, and class visits.  Plans and publicizes programs for adults.

Accountability:

Reports to the Head of Youth Services for children matters.

Reports to the Library Director for adult programming and outreach matters.

Youth Services Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of Youth Services, develop, conduct, and publicize library programs for children.
  • Provide outreach to area schools, daycares, preschools, and homeschoolers.
  • Conduct "story time" programming  for children up to age 4
  • Develop content such as newspaper articles, social media posts, and articles for Constant Contact e-mail newsletter.
  • Make recommendations to Head of Youth Services  on the selection, replacement, and weeding of children's materials.
  • Assist the public in the selection and interpretation of children's material.
  • Assemble and arrange displays.

Outreach/Adult Programming Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Library Director, develop and publicize library programs for adults.
  • Develop content such as newspaper articles, social media posts, and articles for Constant Contact e-mail newsletter.
  • Direct volunteers as necessary.
  • Assist at circulation or reference desk as needed.
  • Attend workshops and professional meetings.
  • Perform other related work as required.

Training, Skills and Experience:

College Degree desirable. 3-5 years experience working with children required, preferably in a library setting. Demonstrated experience conducting children's programming required. Skill in storytelling and /or music desired. Knowledge of library services, practices and procedures preferred. Operational knowledge of computer hardware/software required. Comfort using a wide range of social media platforms preferred. Experience using Constant Contact preferred.

Schedule: Minimum of four days per week with some evenings and Saturdays

Salary: $16 per hour, 25 hours per week.

Benefits: Two weeks' vacation and sick time. One personal day. Health insurance available with Town of Conway paying approximately 50% of cost. "Buyout" option available should employee opt not to use Town's health insurance.

Deadline: Open until filled.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to David Smolen, Library Director, via email: dsmolen@conwaypubliclibrary.org. Use the subject line "Youth Services Assistant Position" when submitting email. 

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Librarian, Emerging Technologies, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HOURS WORKED: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: $42,064 - $55,976
JOB GRADE 8

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) supervisory position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all library electronic resources including database subscriptions and web-based services, and acts as a vendor liaison for electronic databases and software. Works in conjunction with other supervisors on the library's web presence and use of social media. Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the library website and blog. Provides direct customer service 15 hours per week at one of our service desks and supervises library assistants assigned to that service desk.

As a member of our professional staff, this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommend, plan, and implement those that are appropriate including digital collections and downloadable or streaming content.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting managing electronic resources. Possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Experience using content management software, Wordpress is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with database and software vendors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 1485 09-25-14

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Commons Librarian-Technology & Access, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, MA

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Commons Librarian-Technology & Access (Full-Time/Full-Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (including some evenings and weekends

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers

Click on Administrative & Professional Positions, then click on View-Commons Librarian-Technology & Access

Please complete application as requested.

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Instruction and Reference Librarian, Lawrence Campus, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

37.5 hours per week. Mondays - Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fridays: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position)

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral member of the Lawrence Campus Library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills. To that end, the NECC library has recently opened an Information Literacy Lab on its Lawrence Campus, which includes an electronic classroom and professional teaching environment. This position, in addition to providing services in the library itself will also spend some weekly hours as the point staff person in the Information Literacy Lab.

Duties include:

  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty.
  • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL.
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, and targeting library instruction toward a shared goal.
  • Assist in the development and management of the library's online presence through social media and other outreach efforts.
  • Provide circulation services to students and faculty in a positive, customer service focused manner.
  • Manage the collection of, and access, materials placed on reserve by faculty.
  • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge.
  • Participate in shelving of materials and collection maintenance.
  • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery.
  • Understand and have experience with academic technology and tools such as printers, copiers, scanners, course management systems. And other information sharing devices and programs.
  • Be forward thinking, and readily participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Use independent judgment, and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
  • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must have an MLS or MLIS, or the equivalent library advanced degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing library services.
  • Interest in delivering classroom based instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years experience in an academic library setting, preferably in public services - i.e. reference, instruction, student services
  • Collection development experience or coursework in the Latino/a experience (or a related field).
  • Experience providing classroom-based instruction.
  • Fluency in major library databases.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self-starter with a troubleshooting disposition.

Apply at: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=54215

Salary: $52,564.00 - $73,639.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 5

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Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Job Description

The purpose of this part-time benefitted position is two-fold. First is to assist the Library Director in the daily operations of the Bacon Free Library; performs professional, administrative, technical, and supervisory work. In the absence of the Library Director, is responsible for the operation of the Library and the supervision of staff. Assists the Director with library tasks related to public services, technical services, budgeting, reporting, training and supervising staff.

Second is to manage children and young adult services in the library. This position is responsible for programming, circulation, readers advisory and collection development for the children, tween, teen and young adult library sections. Candidates must be ingenious in creating programs for this range of patrons.

​Job Qualifications: ​Interested parties must have or be working towards an MLS. 3-5 years of library experience is required, understanding of Sierra is preferred. Candidates must be congenial and enthusiastic about working with children, teens and families. In addition candidates must be computer literate; be committed to ongoing professional development; as well as dependable and flexible with regard to hours. Light, physical effort may be required in performing typical library functions such as carrying and shelving books. Also, frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching and climbing are requirements of this job.

Salary: ​$22.60-$32.21

Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to:

Richard Tranfaglia
Director of Human Resources
Town of Natick
rtranfaglia@natickma.org

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Digital Archives Volunteer, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Wellesley, MA

Title: Digital Archives Volunteer

Job Description: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking a Digital Archives Volunteer that will be an important part of the Company's 20th anniversary season. Duties include: scanning photographs, press clippings, playbills, marketing materials, and other physical materials, using content standards to describe items, importing images and data to a content management system, and create a guide to finding materials physically and digitally. This is an excellent learning opportunity for a library or archives pre-professional seeking to gain hands-on experience.

Job Qualifications: Must be professional, detail-oriented, and computer-savvy, with excellent knowledge of archival records management. A demonstrated interest in theatre and/or performing arts is preferred, though not required. Must have ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously. This is a semester-long position starting immediately and ending when the project is completed. Ideally, the volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working.

Transportation: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is the theatre-in-residence at Babson College.  Applicants must provide their own means of transportation to and from Wellesley.

About CSC: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions that are presented free of charge to Boston's diverse community, including an annual production of a Shakespeare work on Boston Common. CSC is the professional resident theater at Babson College.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with Digital Archives Volunteer in the subject line no later than November 1.  No phone calls, please.

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Manager of Collection Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

(37.5 hrs per wk)

Position #M402-701

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science is required.  Proven skill in developing an adult popular materials collection is required.  A minimum of five years of successful professional experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required.  Experience in Technical Services is a plus. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Requires proven organizational and managerial skills necessary to evaluate staff, to set goals with staff, to implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, to motivate staff, to maintain morale, to provide direction, and to support organizational goals, proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service, collection development and merchandizing experience, and in-depth and broad knowledge of professional librarianship.  Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once, to work independently, to meet deadlines, to work effectively with a diverse population, to embrace change and to assist staff to do the same, to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and harmoniously with others, to work well in a team situation with flexibility during emergency staffing situations, and to work effectively in a large library system.  Capacity to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, and AV equipment
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Collection Services is a senior leadership position responsible for directing the activities of the Collection Services Department.  Collection Services executes the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, classifying, and processing for the library system.  The Manager oversees the successful implementation of the library's Collection Development Policy for adult materials and establishes departmental priorities and protocols in the delivery of outstanding collections that consistently anticipate demand and are classified in such a manner as to facilitate their value and accessibility to the public.

  • Manages collection services efforts of the Main Library and branches in support of the overall goals of the Library.  Ensure staff offers the highest quality services to internal and external customers.  Provides strong and innovative leadership for all collection services functions.
  • Continually designs, evaluates, and improves departmental policies, procedures, and workflow to achieve optimum output and to best meet the evolving needs of the library community in areas of collection development and merchandizing, acquisition, cataloguing, and searching.  Models and orchestrates the delivery of outstanding customer service to both staff and patrons.  Sets goals, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly.  Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals.  Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession.  Directs the successful execution of the adult collection development policy and initiates improvements in popular materials collections that strive to create an innovative, dynamic, meaningful experience for the entire community.  Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary popular literature and nonfiction.  Develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
  • Delivers skilled and effective management to the department and to the library system with regard to collection services.  Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible, to try new ideas, experiment, and be willing to fail, and to embrace change.  Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems.  Fosters and models excellent communications skills within the department and across the library system.  Conducts regular staff meetings.  Maintains accurate and current written policy and procedures.  Ensures timely ordering, receiving, and invoicing of all library materials.  Works closely with the Financial Analyst to monitor the expenditure of the materials budget.  Oversees classification and cataloging of library materials, working in coordination with the Minuteman Library Network.  Performs original and copy cataloging as necessary.  Oversees correction of errors and inconsistencies in the catalog.  Prepares accurate and up-to-date reports.
  • Develops, supervises, and evaluates staff.  Provides regular feedback and support to individual staff members and mentors staff in their professional growth.  Evaluates performance of professional and paraprofessional staff annually, sets meaningful individual goals, and helps staff members to achieve them.  Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.  Aids in the recruitment and participates in the interviewing of prospective staff.
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library.  Supports the goals of the Library.  Participates in library-wide meetings to discuss policies, problems, and matters that relate to the whole library.  Serves on committees which review and develop library policies and procedures as needed.  Contributes positively to the public relations efforts of the Library in print and online.  Represents the Library at meetings of the Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings.  Keeps abreast of professional literature, trends and issues.

RATE: $ 71,163 - $85,315 in seven steps

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

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Deadline: 11/13/14

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Digitization Workflow Assistant, AV Preserve, Boston, MA

AVPreserve is seeking a temporary Digitization Workflow Assistant to help with the management of an archival video digitization project in Boston, potential start date of December 1, 2014 (dependent on external timeline factors). Phase 1 of this of management project will involve pulling and shipping approximately 4000 videocassettes to a digitization vendor. Responsibilities will include:

  • Locating and pulling identified cassettes from boxes based on provided box list.
  • Verifying or editing (where needed) the manifest list to be packed in each box.
  • Packing videocassettes for safe shipment according to training provided.

Potential work in Phase 2 would involve performing periodic quality control and ingest of files as they are delivered in batches from the vendor. This phase has not been planned yet. This job listing only covers Phase 1, though there would be a preference to hire the same Assistant if available.

Training in format identification, workflow, and packing methodology will be provided.

Phase 1 is expected to last approximately 10 weeks. Candidates must be available for full time or near full time work in order to complete the project within the overall project timeline. Job requirements for Phase 1 include:

  • Ability to identify audio and video formats.
  • Ability to follow strict handling and packing procedures in order to protect archival material.
  • Ability to properly match the correct tape with the corresponding manifest record where there may be slight variations in annotations for near duplicate content or similar content on different formats.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, and standing.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Materials may contain sensitive business information; the candidate must sign a non-disclosure agreement and treat the collection and client with respect.

The rate of pay will be $20.00 per hour. To apply, please submit a statement of interest, availability from December through February, and resume to Joshua Ranger at josh@avpreserve.com. No phone calls, please.

AVPreserve is a media archiving and software development consulting firm with offices in New York and Wisconsin. We partner with Archives, Museums, Government Agencies, Corporations, Media & Entertainment, and other international organizations that create or collect media to help them manage, access, and preserve their valuable assets and data. More information at www.avpreserve.com. AVPreserve is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Applications: 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award. ARLIS/NA sponsors this award annually for a student paper or individual/group web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline, such as museum or archival studies, or studio art.

Award Details:

  • $500 Award
  • Up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 41st Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX, March 19-23, 2015
  • Complementary registration fee to the Fort Worth conference
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices panel in Fort Worth (Panel participation requires confirmation from moderator before inclusion.)
  • A free one-year membership to ARLIS/NA

The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.

For detailed information about the Gerd Muehsam Award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/69-gerd-muehsam-award

Past recipients of the award are listed at http://arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/awards-history/442-gerd-muehsam-award-past-recipients.

Please direct questions about the award to Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Sub-Committee, ARLIS/NA, at alanmich@uw.edu.

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Strategic Research Associate, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC

Job Title:  Associate

Unit:  AFTSU

Job Number:  AOF-58-31-1014-N (Replaces #AOF-58-22-0814-N)

Supervisor:  Manager, Research & Strategic Initiatives

Department:  Research & Strategic Initiatives

Annual Salary: $63,825.94

Special Note:  AFT seeks a collaborative, innovative and service oriented individual to administer an information system and assess and develop reference, research and online services available through the AFT Library.  In addition, the strategic research associate position located in the Research and Strategic Initiatives department will have responsibility for acquiring and maintaining information to support the work of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.

Position Summary:  The strategic research associate will work under the direct supervision of the department manager or designee to facilitate and oversee the various functions of the AFT Library. The Associate will lead a cross departmental advisory taskforce to ensure that the AFT Library is meeting the needs of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.  A major responsibility of the position will be to redesign the library into an information hub providing current and pertinent resources  to AFT leaders and staff that are easily accessible.  S/he will have responsibility to establish and expand contacts with relevant government and private organizations to obtain data and information, and develop contacts within organized labor to obtain and share information to advance the status of all workers and the unions that represent them.

  • Redesign the delivery of information services to AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.
  • Maintain currency with trends in library systems and play a major role in planning implementing and training for the introduction of new library technologies.
  • Serve as the lead on the cross departmental advisory taskforce on the AFT Library.
  • Manage and implement and provide technical support for library software and systems.
  • Develop training and resources to guide and support use of the Library for AFT departments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance, support and training on the Library and the use of purchased databases for staff as needed.
  • Acquire and maintain data that informs AFT on news and developments that impact our members and enables staff and affiliates to track changes affecting our union and its members.
  • Assist staff and affiliates with access to online databases, subscriptions, and services including journals, reports and relevant publications.
  • Review the relevant news of the day and produce strategic summaries.
  • Assist RSI staff with materials and information needed for meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of data analysis and presentations for AFT staff as needed.
  • Support the work of the RSI researcher's workgroup.
  • Serve as department representative at meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Minimal travel.

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and manage a team in a changing environment.
  • Knowledge of library software, systems and applications.
  • Ability to maintain currency with trends in library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to view issues from an organization-wide perspective.
  • Good communication skills including both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research on issues and to evaluate research for use by affiliates and staff in representing members.
  • Knowledge of Bureau of Labor online resources and familiarity with federal and state department of education websites.
  • Working knowledge of economic databases such as Moody's analytics, Economy.com, EMSI, ERI, as well as Excel and other statistical analysis tools to conduct analyses and prepare reports.

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior work experience in a union environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AFT and/or its affiliates is considered a plus.

Application requirements:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the director of human resources or via email to adminjobs@aft.org. Please reference posting # AOF-58-31-1014-N.

Internal Posting Period:  Internal posting period expires November 4, 2014.  External applicants may be considered as of, November 5, 2014.

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Archives Intern, WalkBoston, Boston, MA

WalkBoston is seeking an archives intern to work with us to develop an effective and easy-to-use system for storing and retrieving photos of walk assessments, events and field visits. We need assistance with both designing and implementing the system.

WalkBoston is a non-profit pedestrian advocacy organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Founded in 1990, our goal is to make walking and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation discussion. We represent over 101 cities and towns across the state.

We are seeking an intern who has some familiarity with different photo storage options and is comfortable in both PC and Mac environments. We anticipate that the position will require 8-12 hours per week over several months.

To apply for this work-study eligible position, please send your cover letter & resume via e-mail to info@walkboston.org

For more information about our organization, please visit our website at http://walkboston.org/.

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Head of Library Services, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a full-time Head of Library Services to work with the Director and the rest of the library's dedicated and cohesive staff.

Under the direction of the Director, the Head of Library Services will work with the director in the management and overall support of daily staff operations. This person's responsibilities will include supervising staff, working on collection maintenance and development, participating in planning, and providing expertise on a variety of library issues.

Located in an historic building in the heart of the nation's smallest capital city, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library serves the City of Montpelier and the towns of Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester; the communities have a combined population of 15,000. The library has a collection of over 88,000 items and an annual circulation of 272,000--the second highest in Vermont. It has fifteen full- and part-time staff.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication and management skills. They must have both supervisory experience and either a MLS or MLIS.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and three references. Electronic applications should be sent to applications@kellogghubbard.org. Applications or materials that can't be provided electronically may be sent to: Tom McKone, Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

Applications will be read as they are received. The deadline is November 10th.

For the full job description, visit: http://www.kellogghubbard.org/library-info/16-job-openings.

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Public Service Librarian, Queen Anne's County Library, Centreville, MD

Public Service Librarian: Queen Anne's County Library in Centreville, Maryland seeks an innovative and community-oriented Public Services Librarian for our Centreville Branch. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing excellent library service to adults with an emphasis on public service, readers advisory, collection development and programming. Recent and soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply. This position includes some evenings and weekends.

Centreville is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is within an hour's drive of Annapolis, Washington D.C., Dover and various beaches.

Major Duties:

  • Staffing the reference desk
  • Developing and leading programs for adults
  • Readers advisory
  • Collection development
  • Assisting patrons with computers and personal technology
  • Updating the website and social media

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school (will consider students who will complete studies in December 2014)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in technology such as: computers, e-readers, tablets, email and Microsoft Office
  • The ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of online resources and social media

Hiring range: $46,125 to $51,450 (dependent upon experience). Comprehensive benefits package and professional development support. Submit resume and 3 references to Kim Baklarz, Branch Manager at kim@qaclibrary.org. Position will remain open until filled.

Learn more about our library by visiting www.qaclibrary.org.

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Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time), University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton seeks an Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time). The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree required along with broad subject knowledge. A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include: a knowledge of library and archival procedures; the ability to perform repetitive, detail-oriented tasks and work independently in an isolated environment; and excellent record-keeping, written, oral and instructional skills. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 lbs., climb a step-stool, and be tolerant of different environmental conditions. A familiarity with various software and tools related to digital asset management, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, file processing, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Bridge and a familiarity with standards and best practices for cataloging and metadata are preferred.

Hours: This position requires 17.5 scheduled hours per week between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

This position will remain open until filled.

All applications must be submitted electronically: Click "Search Postings" on the Human Resources page to create an application and then apply for a position. Please note you will not be considered an applicant until you apply for a specific, open position. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or e-mail your questions to hr@scranton.edu. Thank you for your interest in working for The University of Scranton!

Position number and title are:
Title:  Cataloger (Part-Time);  Posting Number:  6000736

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body embracing an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.

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ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

Description: The ALISE Youth Services SIG seeks graduate student applications for the ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, which supports costs associated with travel to, and participation in, the 2015 ALISE Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Sponsorship: This award is sponsored by the University of Washington Information School

Prize: The award amount is $750, and an individual may only receive the award once.

Eligibility and Criteria: This award is open to students currently enrolled (at the time of the ALISE conference) in an LIS graduate program (including both doctoral and master's studies) with a concentration in youth services, broadly defined to include materials and library/information services for children and young adults in both everyday life and library settings. Applicants must be members of the Youth Services SIG and must be actively participating in the 2015 ALISE conference (e.g., presenting a poster or a paper, serving as a member of a panel, interviewing for a faculty position).

Submission Process: Interested graduate students should submit an application which must include: (1) a letter (no more than one page, single-spaced) describing the individual's interest and work in the youth services area; (2) evidence of participation (or submission to participate) in the upcoming conference (e.g., poster/paper/panel acceptance/application); and (3) a current CV.

Applications for the 2015 ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award should be submitted electronically (as attached PDF or Word file) no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 7, 2014 to:

Denice Adkins
University of Missouri 
adkinsde@missouri.edu

Robin Fogle Kurz
Louisiana State University
robinfoglekurz@gmail.com

Deadline: November 7, 2014

Award Jury: Applications will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of three members of the Youth Services SIG, selected and coordinated by the current year's SIG chair(s).

Presentation: Award recipients will be notified by December 1, 2014 and awards will be presented at the Awards ceremony at ALISE 2015.

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Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, NY

Description:

New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The Assistant Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries - art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others - to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including:

Library Operations - Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff. Train new staff. Manage special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision.

Technical Services - Supervise the work of ISAW's cataloging team, a group performing original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. The cataloging team consists of ISAW staff members and adjuncts from NYU's cataloging department. Facilitate patron resource discovery and access by ensuring the quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCCS, NACO, CONSER, and LC cataloging practices as well as other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata frameworks for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of print and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other related departments in the Division of Libraries.

Digital Projects - Serve as the library liaison on ISAW's digital projects team to help develop and coordinate activities linking digital initiatives to library projects. Work closely with the Head Librarian and other members of ISAW's staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute. AWDL is a joint project shared between ISAW and NYU's Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) department and the incumbent shares responsibility for envisioning the development of the digital library and its resources.

Collection Development - Sort collections acquired and determine appropriateness for inclusion in the ISAW library or beyond. Maintain inventories for acquired collections, duplicates, and serials. Provide data to the Head Librarian to assist with the task of analyzing the library collection, especially with regard to the curation of on- and off-site collections. Participate in the acquisitions workflow by using the spreadsheet and ticket system to track requests and purchases.

Public Services - Work closely with Head Librarian to provide leadership in the planning, design, and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including: producing and revising of library guides; giving individual and group instruction and orientation; serving as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contributing to the library's public relations efforts; working with faculty members, Visiting Research Scholars, and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; responding to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participating in Division and other institutional committees and activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master's degree required for tenure;
  • The ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas relevant to ISAW's core research areas.
  • Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship;
  • Familiarity with current trends in technical services;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and responsive to patrons;
  • Minimum three years professional experience.

Preferred:

  • Subject area background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship;
  • Working knowledge of a non-Western language, with a strong preference for Chinese or Russian.

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 11 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: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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Education Librarian, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

To begin July 1, 2015

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Education Librarian to lead the development of programs, services, and information literacy curriculum in support of students and faculty in the college's Educator Preparation Program. This is a tenure track faculty appointment available July 1, 2015.

Under administrative review of the Dean of Mason Library, the Education Librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the local educator community to foster effective use of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML). The Education Librarian exemplifies best practices in the use of curriculum materials, develops and implements policies regarding the CML, and has overall responsibility for collection development in the CML and Education collections. 

As a faculty member, this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library's programs, engages in scholarly activities, and library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide, lead, and assess programs in support of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain information literacy and educational technologies curriculum specific to students in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Organize, develop, and enhance physical facilities and collections of the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Work with Technical Services to develop and implement standards of processing for various materials in the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Maintain currency in local and state preK-12 curriculum and national education standards.
  • Select, assess, and manage the Curriculum Materials Library and Education collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote the Curriculum Materials Library, its programs, resources, and services.
  • Coordinate the Curriculum Materials Library Advisory Board.
  • Supervise student workers as needed to maintain collection and provide services.
  • Cultivate partnerships with cooperating teachers and local library media specialist groups.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach services to high school and community groups to establish positive connections between the library and entering undergraduate students.

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library's programs;
  • Participates in liaison program;
  • Provides services that contribute to student learning;
  • Selects and evaluates library resources;
  • Engages in scholarly activities;
  • Engages in library and campus-wide service.

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science or library media from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction; demonstrated knowledge of the field of teacher education and the teaching profession; an understanding of pedagogical methods in preK-12 education; familiarity with preK-12 curriculum materials and literature; ability to apply technology to teaching; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.

Qualifications Preferred: Library Media Specialist certification; experience with accreditation processes; grant writing experience; experience teaching in or as librarian in preK-12 education environment; experience developing and providing educational technology instruction. This is a tenure track faculty position and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720.  Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54763

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until Friday, January 9, 2015.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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Assistant Librarian/Technical Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Search Number: 14-086

Date Posted: October 17, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Librarian to begin in January, 2015. Successful candidate will be expected to perform electronic and print serials management/cataloging duties in multiple formats. The Serials/Cataloging Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Team managing the electronic and print serials collections including acquisitions, renewal, payment activation, and providing integrated access to library materials in all formats with some cataloging assignments expected. The librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process. Additional responsibilities include university service and creative activity.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an ALA accredited M.L.S degree or equivalent. Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models. Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials, and familiarity with digital resources and services. Experience in developing or managing annual serials budget proposals. Experiencing managing an A-Z list or a Journal Locator. Strong statistical and analytical skills. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with knowledgebase concepts. Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues. Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. Commitment to outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years professional experience. Experience participating in library instruction and creating user guides and instructional materials. Participation in library liaison activities. Demonstrated understanding of vendor negotiation protocols. Familiarity with COUNTER statistics and various COUNTER report structures and availabilities. Experience working with pay-per-view models of e-content access.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three references to:

Dr. Christina Baum, Director
Hilton C. Buley Library
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 28, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

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Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, VT

Town of Colchester, 35-40 hours per week - to be determined. The Town is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Associate I: Young Adult Services. Qualified applicants under the administrative supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director will perform patron service, age appropriate programming, collection maintenance, and community outreach. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and application to Sherry LaBarge, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to slabarge@colchestervt.gov. by November 5, 2014 or open until filled.

Full job description:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/descriptions/LibraryAssistantI.pdf

Town of Colchester application:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/Forms/ApplicationforEmployment.pdf

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European Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The European Studies Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The European Studies Librarian assesses needs and establishes outreach to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as providing in-depth consultations and engaging in user evaluation and analysis to stay abreast of needs and departmental focus. Responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the European languages, literatures and cultures collections (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese). This position supports the University's academic program in these subject areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsible for analyzing the University's program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and collaborating with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. Evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Provides specialized reference services and library instruction for the study of European languages and cultures. In collaboration with the Arabic, Germanic, Slavic Studies Librarian and others, acts as Libraries' liaison to the various Centers on campus. Provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

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

The search will remain open until December 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Opening ID: 102451
Posting Begin Date: 10/18/2014
Posting End Date: 11/18/2014

*This is a full-time term-limited appointment for 24 months.

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist (Archivist) whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Lead Archivist for Description and Workflow Management (Lead Archivist), the Congressional Records Archivist supervises processing support staff consisting of a full-time Project Archivist and graduate student assistants. The Congressional Records Archivist reviews and evaluates the internal organization of the records, performs appraisal, makes recommendations for and implements the records organization in keeping with the collection provenance. Appraises, preserves and describes digital records according to Bentley guidelines and practices as well as supervises members of the support team in performing these duties. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, trains unit staff, and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, and develops the finding aids and MARC records. The Archivist is expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on archival science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of processing and finding aid description of complex governmental and/or organizational papers.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply DACS, MARC, and EAD encoding through completed catalog records and/or published finding aids. Experience in processing and describing digital files.
  • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to move carts and book/flatbed trucks loaded up to 100 pounds safely; lift and bend boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; handle dollies and book/flatbed trucks

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 years of processing archival collections; 1-2 years of training and supervision experience.
  • Experience processing congressional papers and government records.

Benefits and Rank:

The successful candidate will receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions of extended benefits. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investment retirement options available. Further information regarding benefits can be found at http://benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/faculty.html

Rank:

This is an open rank position.

Contact information:

For questions about this position please contact Olga Virakhovskaya, Lead Archivist for Description & Workflow Management, by email, volga@umich.edu or by phone, 734-647-2737.

How to Apply:

You must apply for this position on the UM Jobs Career website http://umjobs.org/. The Job Opening ID Number is 102451. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Additional Information:

The Bentley Historical Library was established in 1935 by the University of Michigan Regents to carry out two functions: to serve as the official archives of the University and to document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people, organizations and voluntary associations. Some six decades after its founding, the library has amassed extensive holdings on the history of the state and the university, including more than 30,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 57,000 printed volumes, 1.5 million photographs and other visual materials, over 10,000 maps, and nearly 20 terabytes of digital content. The library's holdings are consulted by Michigan's citizens, the university's students, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators, scholars from across the nation and around the world, and others interested in the history of the state and the university.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Pre-professional Positions (2), Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard Medical School is currently seeking applications for two LHT (17 hours per week) positions to support Center acquisitions, accessioning, and processing work. LHTs re-house unique manuscript and archival materials, create folder lists, carry out preservation photocopying and other preservation tasks, work with rare books cataloging staff, complete data entry and administrative tasks, and intellectually contribute to catalog records, EAD/XML finding aids, and other retrieval tools as required. The processing LHT may also be charged with accompanying the Acquisitions Archivist to pack records at donor sites for transfer to the Center.

Requirements: Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard. Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

Positions are for a minimum of six months with the possibility of renewal.

Compensation: $14.00/hour

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Head, Collections Services, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu.

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Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include: 

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435-4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov.

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Library Assistant (part-time), Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

PT evenings, 44-wk position for private school. Proficient with ipads, computers & instruction to teens on varied software applications. Excellent communication, organization & creative skills.

Send resume to Deb Levheim at dlevheim@wma.us.

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Alaska Library Association Scholarships for Graduate Library Studies

AkLA has established a scholarship program to support the education of librarians for Alaska's libraries, including school libraries. The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies in Library Science and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Preference is given to qualified applicants meeting the federal requirements of Alaska Native ethnicity.

Three scholarships of $4,000 each may be awarded: one for a Master's Degree candidate, one for School Library Media Certification (the B. Jo Morse Scholarship), and a third from either category.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be an Alaskan resident who:

  • possesses a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • is eligible for acceptance, or is currently enrolled, in a graduate program in Library and Information Science leading to a Master's Degree or School Library Media Certification, from a university program accredited by the American Library Association;
  • is or will be a student during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received; and
  • makes a commitment to work in an Alaskan library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester's financial assistance.

Completed applications must be received by January 15 of the award year. If you are interested in applying, copies of the guidelines and application forms are available online at http://akla.org/scholarships/application-and-reference-forms/. If you have questions about graduate library studies or would like paper copies of the scholarship application, contact:

AkLA Scholarship Committee
Alaska State Library
P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK  99811-0571
(907) 465-2458 or 1-888-820-4525
akla.scholarship@alaska.gov

Julie Niederhauser
Alaska State Library
Public Library Coordinator
(907) 465-2916
Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov

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Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting Scholarship

The LLNE Scholarship Committee  is accepting applications for financial assistance to attend the LLNE/ABLL Fall Meeting. Boston College Law Library and the Association of Boston Law Librarians  are co-hosting the meeting on October 24, 2014 at the Boston College Connors Center in Dover, Mass. The theme of the meeting is Reinventing the Law Library: Meeting the Challenge. The LLNE scholarship will cover the cost of registration. The scholarship application form and instructions can be found on the LLNE website. Applications must be received by October 20, 2014.

Recipents of LLNE scholarships are asked to contribute a brief article to the LLNE Newsletter to describe how the award proved beneficial to their professional development.

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Law Librarians of New England Academic Scholarship Award

The LLNE Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the LLNE academic scholarship award. Applications for academic scholarships must be received by October 20, 2014. The academic scholarship guidelines, as well as the specific application form, can be found on the LLNE website.

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Special Collections Librarian, New York Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum seek an innovative, creative, energetic and outgoing Special Collections Librarian to make its unique holdings accessible to a wide variety of users. In partnership since the early 1940s, these institutions collect art and artifacts related to American fine and folk art, agriculture, technology and rural communities in New York State. The organizations' Special Collections consist of material related to New York State history with a particular focus on Central New York rural community life and consist of, journals, business records, correspondence, photographs, newspapers, maps, broadsides and trade catalogs among other formats.

Current strategic initiatives require the incumbent to locate connections between museum artifacts and Special Collections, make holdings searchable and accessible both digitally and physically. Duties include: cataloging collections for inclusion in OCLC and the organizations' catalog Pathfinder, creation and publication of finding aids, creation and management of digital assets, identifying and assisting collection users, and maintenance of corporate archives

The special collections librarian reports to the Director for Museum and Library Collections and occasionally supervises interns, grant-funded staff and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program.
  • Knowledge of MARC format, Innovative Interfaces Millenium and Connexion Client and Archivists' Toolkit.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and Society of American Archivist Standards
  • Experience cataloging manuscripts and special collections, books and other library materials, familiarity with current technical processes
  • Experience providing public access to library resources.
  • Undergraduate degree or coursework in American History, American Studies, Material Culture, Humanities or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others in a team setting.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving
  • Knowledge of and the ability to keep current with digital and media asset management standards and practices, as well as digital publishing trends.
  • Proficiency in the ability to independently research topics related to special collections
  • Demonstrated experience in cataloging special collections
  • Ability think strategically and organize work accordingly

Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Fischer, Human Resources
New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers' Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1466
b.fischer@nysha.org.

Electronic applications are encouraged.

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Director, Content Structure, Elsevier, Maryland Heights, MO

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Purpose of the Job:

Director of Content Structure is a new role established to formulate and introduce content enrichment and structuring work streams division-wide. This person will collaborate with various stakeholders in strategy, management, technology, and product development across Education Division to determine comprehensive national standards criteria and lead new effort on taxonomy development in support of semantic content enrichment, content object definition, and content reuse to fulfill product needs for adaptive, analytics-based, and other transformative learning approaches in higher education. Masters-prepared in health-related field preferred with taxonomy expertise in eLearning, testing, and competency-based evaluation.

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Vision and Strategy

  • Initiate and execute plan for semantic content enrichment processes across nursing and health professions education division, in conjunction with other content initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and leaders within education e-solutions and content divisions to determine content vision and restructuring needs for major new content initiatives.
  • Formulate strategic requirements for content aligned with key national standards for health care education and practice, and as it relates to health-science focused taxonomies and controlled vocabularies to facilitate content enrichment. Manage ongoing content enrichment pipelines to meet emerging and transformative changes in health care education, e.g content object-based adaptive learning, analytics-based measurement, etc.
  • Define processes to ensure creation and application of education-based metadata across content, including learning relationships, content maps & graphs, data dictionaries, etc. Foster open dialogue and exchange of information with colleagues in other departments, including operations, production, e-solutions, content, sales, support, and marketing for informed decision making. Synthesize information in alignment with project or task goals and vision

Problem Analysis and Solving

  • Ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources internally and externally, including subject matter, taxonomy, organizational, and other experts in health care education.
  • Evaluate data and monitor current and future product needs to address content structuring needs.
  • Independently research, propose, and test content structuring options, leveraging industry-standard vocabularies and semantic best practices to ensure reusability of content across Elsevier content ecosystems.
  • Measure and communicate content structuring issues and propose solutions to management and stakeholders.

Leadership

  • Establish strong relationships with key leadership in health care education division to assist with determining direction and vision for current and future product innovations.
  • Work with product directors and content-focused roles to ensure content structuring aligns with overall education strategy.
  • Educate internal content development teams on importance of taxonomies and structured content. Define and train content enrichment best practices across electronic and print products. Understand business needs and possess effective organizational and initiative-taking skills.
  • Effectively collaborate with others on e-solutions management team.

Execution

  • Devise and execute strategic content structuring plan to meet evolving product roadmap needs for e-solutions products.
  • Engage education e-solutions and content team members to achieve a common content vision for integrated solutions.

Key Competencies:

Champions Change

  • Champions new projects or programs.
  • Has the courage to advocate change that will improve the business.
  • Quickly recognises situations where change is needed.
  • Is skilled in applying change and transition frameworks to all change initiatives.
  • Encourages and energizes others to challenge the statusquo and to actively look for new ways of doing things.
  • Encourages others to see change as part of the business and as a means to create new opportunities. 

Drives for Results

  • Does everything possible to achieve goals.
  • Regularly measures and evaluates progress.
  • Accepts responsibility for the results-based outcomes of group.
  • Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results.
  • Shares credit and recognition with others for achieving goals.

Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Is sought out as a subject matter expert in own subject area.
  • Acts as a technical coach and mentor to others.
  • Uses a highly adaptable approach  and is able to express complex technical expertise in a simple, understandable manner to those outside own function.
  • Stays at the cutting edge of own discipline, is well connected externally, understands and implements best practice.

Builds Relationships

  • Fosters an attitude of collaboration across the organisation.
  • Builds and supports mutually beneficial relationships with other organisations.
  • Communicates belief in and positive expectations toward others.
  • Recognises and celebrates strengths of individuals.

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

  • Brings a strategic perspective to problem solving.
  • Skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed.
  • Consulted by others within organisation before decisions are made.
  • Shows interest and is energised by complex issues and problems that require solutions.

Takes Initiative

  • Proactively addresses business demands.
  • Fosters a team attitude of going above and beyond minimum requirements.
  • Coaches team members on how to take action in the face of ambiguity.
  • Avoids procrastination that may be damaging to the team or business.
  • Rewards individuals for going above and beyond expectations.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Models teamwork by working effectively with other leaders within the organisation.
  • Has earned a high level of trust from other teams and is seen as a collaborative working partner.
  • Clearly articulates the need for interdependence between teams and business divisions.
  • Plays a leading role in integrating and orchestrating operations across teams and divisions.
  • Establishes rapport quickly and builds close relationship with team members and across business units to achieve business results.

Qualifications

Functional and Technical Competencies:

Experience in health care education, content classification for testing, and/or competency-based evaluation, preferably in nursing.  Familiarity with health care taxonomies and national health care standards. Comfort level and experience with technology, including digital publishing, learning management solutions (LMSs), and learning design.  Experience working with a variety of stakeholders at the leadership level.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

Bachelor's Degree in health-related field or informatics required.  Master's Degree in health-related field or education preferred with 5+ years of experience working on or supporting technology projects as a taxonomist or similar semantic role. Demonstrated people-oriented or management skills. Adaptability and keen awareness of emerging educational content needs. Experience in library science or similar a plus.

Apply at: https://reedelsevier.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=HEA001J5&lang=en

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Semantic Data Modeler, Penton, New York, NY

You love analyzing requirements and prototyping data models. You enjoy summarizing commonalities and creating data mappings, data dictionaries, and metadata documentation. You would love to share your experiences with peers in the community - contributing code or speaking at conferences.

At Penton, the largest professional information services company in the United States, we are building products for over a dozen key business verticals. Our products include NEXT Trend, the leading natural foods ingredients database and insight tool. In total, our content and data products are used by millions of professionals all over the globe. Be a member of a data and data science team that takes ideas and insights from whiteboard to web browser.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate solutions & reasoning in clear coherent language, and often for a non-technical business audience.
  • Assist business users by starting at first principles, formulating and creating solutions from the ground up.
  • Develop and create additional functionality to existing solutions.
  • Integrate disparate data sets, from a large volume of data.
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver completed projects in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, an equivalent field, or demonstrable experience and knowledge of the relevant data modeling, data and metadata management
  • Masters is a plus, but not required
  • Developing data models from technical and functional requirements
  • Developing data mapping, data dictionaries and metadata documents
  • Taxonomy and ontology creation and maintenance
  • One or more of the following: SQL, UNIX scripting, structured languages (e.g., Java, Python, C++)

Optional Experience:

  • RDF, open linked data
  • Semantic model creation and maintenance
  • Semantic web, semantic enrichment, and controlled vocabularies
  • Developing data models for NoSQL
  • Using or developing data models for triplestores
  • Developing data models for machine learning

If you are interested in joining our dynamic organization, we would enjoy speaking with you about the opportunities available to join our team. EOE 

Location is New York, NY and telecommuting is a possibility.

To apply: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=obbGZfwL&s=txcpy

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Temporary Senior Taxonomy Specialist, Chicago, IL

Onward Search is currently searching for a Sr. Taxonomy specialist who can start ASAP. This position would require travel to the client site in Southern Chicago (Near Midway Airport). E-commerce experience is highly recommended. Some remote work is available, but on site is preferred. The contract runs through the end of February. For more information please send your resume to nkern@onwardsearch.com.

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Assistant Director, Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $99,945 - $114,104*

Job Description:

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Application Instructions: Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications are requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

Online Application Addresswww.astihosted.com/cambridge/jam

Contact Information:

Barbara Allen
159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
ballen@cpsd.us
617-349-6438 (phone)
617-349-6439 (fax)

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Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) accepts applications for its annual Internship Award each fall. This award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship via a grant of $3,000.00 to support a 150 hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

Internship Description

One Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship is awarded per year. Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee. ARLIS/NA is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. (See Host Institutions.) The award cannot be used for an intership that is already in progress.

This Internship Award will be granted during 2015. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 150 hours. In all cases the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern will write a brief report of the internship experience at the conclusion of the internship.

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the Internship Award Sub-Committee signed by the Internship supervisor and intern stating the 150 hours have been completed. The award recipient will also receive a one year membership in ARLIS/NA at the student level. Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of graduate study, but will be responsible for making those arrangements.

Deadlines for 2015

  • December 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of applications to Internship Award Sub-Committee
  • January 26, 2015: Internship Award Sub-Committee announces award recipient for 2015

Deadline for submission of evaluation forms and documents by intern and host institution will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship.

For additional information and to apply, visit http://arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award

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Head of Education, Research and Clinical Services, Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College seeks an enthusiastic and creative individual to lead the Biomedical Libraries in a new position as the Head of Education, Research, and Clinical Services. We seek a candidate able to lead a team of librarians in developing programs to meet the evolving needs of our varied users. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create innovative services, to work effectively with faculty, staff and students, and to integrate new technologies for user services. This is an ideal position for a dynamic individual ready to break out and step forward to a new and challenging leadership role, with potential for further advancement. An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program is required.

Role

The Biomedical Libraries offer the candidate the opportunity to work within a vibrant community committed to innovation in medical education, public health, the biological sciences, and healthcare delivery. The Head will be a peer leader for a team of librarians who are currently engaged in activities such as teaching, conducting systematic reviews, and participating in clinical rounds. As a member of the administrative team of the Biomedical Libraries, the Head must confidently represent the library through networking and collaborations across the institution. Opportunities for engagement within the community include teaching within the curricula, integrating resources at point of care, facilitating scholarly communication, and supporting research. It is a dynamic time on campus that will require considerable creativity and improvisation.

Rank and Salary

The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

General Information

The mission of the Biomedical Libraries is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities. The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the Medical School's Hanover campus, the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC, and document delivery services at the Dartmouth Library Depository. The Dartmouth medical community is a known leader in national healthcare policy and is working to increase its global footprint. Geisel School of Medicine works closely with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Dartmouth graduate schools. This leads to wide variety in research interests from basic science to nuanced bioethics.

Dartmouth College, located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the top institutions of higher learning, and consistently ranked as the best teaching college in the United States. Dartmouth consists of four schools--Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. As one of the nine libraries at Dartmouth, the Biomedical Libraries seek to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

Application: Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by November 15. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/27614 and refer to position # 0018603.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented Collection Development/Acquisitions librarian. The successful candidate will have experience managing materials in all formats; communicating with book and serial vendors; supervisory experience; budgeting; and the ability to work independently, as well as in a cooperative environment. Bridgewater State University is a Masters I institution located in southeast Massachusetts. This is a 12-month tenure-track position. A full job description and application procedures can be found online.

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Evening and Weekend Supervisor (part-time), Goddard Library, Clark University, Worcester, MA

High energy, customer-service oriented individual needed to supervise Clark University library operations during weekend and evening hours. Duties include supervising and scheduling students; maintaining building security; circulation; stacks maintenance; providing general public services support when full-time staff are not available; and other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent problem solving and communications skills required. Previous experience in an automated academic library environment preferred.

Annual work schedule of approximately August 15 to May 15. Hours may vary from semester to semester but the work schedule usually includes two weekday evenings from 7 to midnight; and two weekend slots Saturdays and Sundays, AM or PM.

Starting hourly rate is $13.00-$13.70/hr depending on experience.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references to resumes@clarku.edu or mail to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610.

AA/EOE Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Librarian 4/Youth Services Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Salary: $48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional position with supervisory and planning responsibilities under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. This position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Youth Services Department at the Main Library, but will be expected to perform some management functions with the One City, One Library (OCOL) branches as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

Management

  • Assists Youth Services Coordinator with developing goals, objectives and services for the department.
  • Participates in the selection, training, supervision, scheduling and goal-setting for all departmental staff.
  • Monitors and analyzes data obtained from various automated reports and recommends course of action.
  • Partners with One City, One Library counterpart (Graduate Librarian 4) to develop programs, services, and customer service offerings that can easily be replicated across all library locations.
  • Assists with monitoring expenditures; compares to budget; takes necessary corrective action.
  • Researches trends in employee performance management and ensures such variables are present in the work of departmental staff.
  • Keeps informed of professional and community developments affecting library resources and services.

Collection and Resources

  • Selects teen and children materials for acquisition and withdrawal.
  • Develops a comprehensive weeding plan for all staff to ensure the youth and teen collections remain dynamic and robust.
  • Promotes collections of the Youth Services department to the schools and community effectively.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, develops and maintains a collection of materials relevant to the needs of youth and outreach customers.

Working with the public

  • Staffs service desks and oversees provision of information and readers' advisory services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels at the Main Library and OCOL locations.
  • Proactively provides customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the Library.
  • Serves as a role model to staff by providing exemplary customer service.
  • Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using a wide range of paper and electronic resources.
  • Instructs customers in the use of reference resources and library services.

Programming

  • Plans, schedules, promotes and conducts programs in collaboration with Youth Services Division.
  • Oversees the execution of the Summer Reading Club including promotions to schools, recruiting volunteers, preparing book displays, and program planning in partnership with other departments.

Other

  • Cooperates with appropriate agencies and individuals in the community on joint projects.
  • Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Simplifies complex processes; sees opportunities for synergy and integration.
  • Acts as Librarian-in-Charge as assigned.
  • Stays current with the most up-to-date knowledge of library sciences, professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations, journals and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
  • Conducts regularly recurring staff meetings, acts on issues discussed, and reports concerns to the Youth Services Coordinator.
  • Interprets library rules and regulations to public and staff.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

Minimum Job Qualification Standards for Performing

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to work well with staff, customers of all ages, government agencies, library Board of Directors.
  • Plans and coordinate the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry a project to completion.
  • Exercises initiative and independent judgment in applying standards to a variety of work situations.
  • Understands the art of delegation.
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.
  • Puts energies behind the creative ideas of others.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computers, printers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, etc.
  • Ability to exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently to move book trucks, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: A master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Two years of professional public library work after receipt of MLS, with broad working knowledge of reference practices in public libraries. Must have demonstrated experience with planning, developing, and executing innovative programming for Children, and Teens. Must have demonstrated understanding of Children and Teen literature and adolescent development. One year of supervisory experience.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments.

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, November 7, 2014, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Student Ambassador, SLIS Admissions Office, Boston, MA

The SLIS Admissions Office is looking for a current SLIS graduate student (minimum 2 classes completed) to help us provide outstanding outreach and customer service to prospective SLIS students.

The Student Ambassador will represent SLIS to prospective graduate students via in-person, telephone, and email conversations, as well as through social networking tools. The Student Ambassador will also give campus tours and participate in our monthly evening Information Sessions. S/he will also support our office by handling administrative tasks, data entry, and front desk coverage.

Previous office experience is required. This is a 10-20 hour/week position. Work schedule is flexible within 8:30 - 4:30 M-F.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to christine.williams@simmons.edu. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

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Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award

The Simmons Chapter of Beta Phi Mu International LIS Honor Society invites you to apply for the Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award. The Book Award, a $500 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble bookstore, will be granted to a current student in the M.S. degree program at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science in December 2014.

You are eligible if you:

  • have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work at Simmons SLIS as of September 2, 2014.
  • are not enrolled in the last semester of your SLIS program.
  • have attained a GPA of at least 3.75 as of September 2, 2014.
  • complete the application form with a personal statement (350 words or less) as described herein.

Application due date: October 27, 2014

Click here for the full application.

Questions? Email Alisa Libby, Communications Assistant.

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Hours of Work: 20 hrs/wk includes evenings and weekends

Affiliation: AFT local #4831

Starting Salary: $18.44 - $24.55 per hour depending on education / experience
Job Grade 7

Primary Duties

Part-time 20-hour position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library includes 3-4 evenings and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance, interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in a reference department in a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

Application Procedure

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

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

Applications accepted online only until 5 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Jennifer Hinderer
Library Director

Equal opportunity employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws.)

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Director, Divinity School Library, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 3-4
Requisition: 27768BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director of the Divinity School Library provides leadership and is responsible for the overall administration, organization, and development of Yale's Divinity School Library and off-site collections. The Director manages all aspects of library service, collection development, collection management, budget administration (including endowments and grants), personnel management, and facilities planning for both general and special collections. The Director also actively collaborates with library directors from other Yale units to develop and maintain theology-related collections and services, and serves as the Divinity Library's representative to Yale University Library's Council for Research Services and Collections.

The Director directs and advises a staff of 12 FTE and a number of student assistants. The Director advises and works closely with the Dean of the Divinity School on library matters and is responsible for building strong partnerships with the School's faculty and students, the heads of other University Library departments, as well as prospective donors. The Director will evaluate the services, policies, collections, electronic resources, and facilities of the Divinity Library and will establish and implement plans for its continued development and improvement while coordinating these programs and collections with those of other libraries on campus. The Director participates in various committee assignments and is expected to demonstrate professional leadership and commitment in appropriate regional, national and international professional organizations, such as the American Theological Library Association, the International Association for Mission Studies, and the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity.

The Director will possess passionate commitment both to collection building and to active, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in theology.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. Minimum of 5 years related post-Master's experience. Preferred: at least 8 years related post-Master's experience.
  • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Strong background in theology.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward continuous professional growth.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Knowledge and experience with digital collections and tools for research and teaching are highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in the areas of mission history and world Christianity is also highly desirable. Preference given to candidates with theology or religious studies-related graduate degrees.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Yale Divinity School Library is one of the most important theological libraries in the world. The Library's holdings include Yale's research collections in most areas related to the study of Christianity. The Library's Day Missions Collection is the world's preeminent resource for published and archival documentation of mission history and world Christianity, with substantial support for its nurture. In addition the Divinity Library has particular strength in Biblical studies, Christian theology (both historical and constructive), and the history of Christianity. http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/about

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 27768BR. Please be sure to reference 27768BR in your cover letter.

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

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Science Liaison Librarian, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library is seeking a creative and dynamic professional librarian for the position of Science Liaison Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services.  For details, please see the job posting online.

Deb Morley
Librarian and Head, Reference and Instructional Services
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19717-5267
302-831-1728
dgm@udel.edu

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Library Assistant, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA

15-18.5 hours per week, Non-benefited

Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

Reporting relationship

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

Qualifications

  • Shall have proven experience in providing exceptional library service to customers
  • Shall have a positive outlook and create a positive workplace environment and positive public image
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with customers, other staff members, parents, teachers, and children of all ages, both orally and in writing
  • Shall have proven experience with a variety of software programs including word processing as well as internet applications and online resources

Duties

  • Provides reader's advisory service for patrons of all ages
  • Assists patrons in selection of appropriate reading material
  • Keeps up to date with new trends in public services and library practices
  • Participates in professional meetings to strengthen skills, interact with fellow professionals, and contribute to the profession
  • Creates original cataloguing of library materials, as well as maintaining all bibliographic records
  • Assists the Youth Services librarian and Adult Services librarian with programs
  • Processes incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan materials
  • Participates in the daily activities of the library, including circulation, reference, and technical services

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate noise
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and reach with hands and arms
  • Required to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Required to lift on occasion, up to 50 pounds; able to push a cart of materials up to 150 pounds
  • Extensive computer work required

Other

  • Shall demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Shall perform other related duties as required

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Closing Date: 2 weeks from date of posting

Send: Interested candidates may e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three references in PDF or WORD to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com

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Health Library Program Manager, AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA

FLSA status: Exempt

Responsible To: Executive Director

Job Objective: AIDS Action's online Health Library maintains more than 200 health topic web pages focusing on all aspects of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, including prevention, treatment, wellness, and affected population groups. The Library also regularly tracks, summarizes, and disseminates news on these topics to our patrons.

Working closely with its strategic partner Fenway Health, AIDS Action is currently increasing the Library's scope. The Library is compiling materials on additional infectious diseases - including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) - as well as emerging health policy and legal issues, and emerging prevention and health care service models. The target audiences for the Library's health materials are also expanding to include front-line service providers, public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and consumer advisory groups. In addition, the Library has begun working closely with The Fenway Institute (TFI) and the National LGBT Health Education Center to promote knowledge of new approaches to HIV prevention and care, HCV, STIs, and TB, as well LGBT health.

The Health Library Manager will be responsible for organizing, updating, and disseminating health education materials for AIDS Action's online Health Library, and for responding to health information requests from Library users across Massachusetts.

Duties:

  1. Lead the Health Library's efforts to compile and distribute reliable and up-to-date health information for the Library's diverse target audiences.
  2. Assess the health information needs and preferences of the Library's target audiences.
  3. Assess the usefulness and clarity of third-party health resources, and organize them by topic and intended audience.
  4. Conduct literature searches and provide technical assistance for providers or stakeholder advisory groups.
  5. Oversee and work with the Health Library's Research and Writing Consultant, whose duties include: 1) monitoring medical, policy, and other developments related to the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, HCV, STIs, and TB; and 2) preparing summary or synthesis documents outlining key points and helpful health resources.
  6. Work with TFI and Fenway's marketing/communications staff to package and disseminate health information in print and electronic media, which may include information packets, web pages, listservs, RSS feeds, PDFs, ebooks or booklets, audio files, and social media.
  7. Work to expand awareness and use of health resources produced by the Health Library, TFI, and the National LGBT Health Education Center.
  8. Collect and analyze data on the use of Health Library services and submit periodic usage reports to the Library's funders and AIDS Action's management team.
  9. Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree; MLIS or Master of Public Health degree, with library training and experience, preferred
  • Experience conducting searches of medical or scientific literature
  • Strong interest in health promotion and the dissemination of health information
  • Proficient in typing and computer skills, and in-depth knowledge of relevant software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Experience creating, modifying, and disseminating electronic information in a range of formats (web pages, listservs, PDFs, ebooks, audio files, etc.) a plus
  • Knowledge of and facility in new social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); experience using social media for education or business a plus
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • HIV/AIDS, HCV, and LGBT sensitivity and awareness

Contact Elizabeth Pugh, HR & Operations Specialist, at epugh@aac.org by Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking a full-time Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright to manage and perform collection development and copyright compliance activities, provide reference services to students and faculty, and participate in library instruction program. Responsibilities include: developing, planning, managing, policy making, and evaluating library collections; coordinating copyright compliance efforts; driving development of the physical and electronic collections; obtaining copyright clearance for materials used in UMA courses; facilitating copyright clearance for streaming media; staffing the reference desk and providing in-depth reference services. Salary:  the normal hiring range is low-to-mid forties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

The successful candidate must have:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of collection development
  • Copyright management experience
  • Commitment to high level of service to library users
  • Interest in working with nontraditional students
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to library instruction, information literacy, and user education
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere which supports and encourages independent work
  • Broad perspective on the work of academic libraries
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a climate of change and within a context of limited resources

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Familiarity with Millennium or Sierra ILS
  • Experience with the Conspectus model of Collection Development Policies
  • Familiarity with a variety of budgeting and allocation techniques specific to libraries
  • Experience working in a library consortium, especially one similar to URSUS
  • Familiarity with University of Maine System structure
  • Second graduate degree in a subject area

Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after October 24 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Applicants must submit a completed Application for Salaried Employment; a letter of application; current resume; transcripts; and the names and daytime telephone numbers of three current professional references to:

Administrative Services
ALCDC Search
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-9410.

Interested candidates should visit the University's web site at http://www.uma.edu/employment.html for additional information about the position, the employment application, and the application process.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

University of Maine at Augusta (www.uma.edu) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System and a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award.

Effective January 1, 2013 UMA became a tobacco-free institution.

This is a notice of a position vacancy and not an authorization for any paid advertising.

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Library Director, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Apply Dates: 10/14/2014 - 11/15/2014

DepartmentLibraries

Description/Duties:

The City of Somerville, a vibrant and diverse community of 70,000, is looking for a creative and dynamic director and community leader. The incumbent is responsible for the main library, two neighborhood branches and one e-branch. The incumbent will oversee and actively direct all operations of the Library, including Adult Services, Young Adult Services, Children's Services, Circulation, Technical Services, Reference. Excellent leadership and communication skills are required. Previous experience with and/or enthusiasm for managing a facilities expansion program are a plus.

The principal duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Policies and planning. Develop and implement strategic plans, establish long- and short-term goals and objectives for the Library; present and interpret strategic plans to Mayor and Board of Alderman. Direct future building programs, additions or building enhancements. Analyze for improvements in operations, procedures, services, staff organization. Monitor preventative building maintenance program. Oversee automation of Library operations and serve as City's representative to vendors. Community leadership: Serve as liaison to the public, including presenting to Chamber of Commerce and local service organizations. Recommend and direct public relations activities and programs, including coordination with public schools on the Somerville Reads program. Provide information regarding Library policies, procedures and services, handle complaints and challenges. Library leadership: Develop strong Board of Trustees as community liaison and advocate. Work with Friends of the Library to enhance library programs. Implement Library Foundation to receive major gifts. Personnel management: Administer personnel policies, directly or through department heads. Develop, assign, train, discipline and evaluate staff. Play a major role in recruiting, interviewing and selection of all Library personnel. Budget/Finance: Develop, recommend and maintain annual Library budget; present and interpret budget proposals to Mayor, Board of Trustees and Board of Aldermen. Administer approved funds, special grant funds and special accounts, authorize expenditures; oversee all grants and grant applications. Monitor judicious expenditures of endowed funds. Collections and services: Develop strategic plan for library programming and community partnerships. Develop Library's current services, recommend and implement new ones. Serve as the City's representative and maintain standing for the Minuteman Library Network. Develop and direct the implementation of the Library's book, audio-visual and non-traditional materials selection policy.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of 5 years of professional public library experience, with demonstrated knowledge of public library administration and managerial experience. Demonstrated increased responsibilities, preferably in a medium to large public library system. Organization and strategic planning experience. Fiscal and budgetary management. Experience working with unions preferred. Spanish and/or Portuguese advantageous.

Technology management and interest in Web 2.0 tools. Innovative approaches to problem solving. Strong skills in fostering community relations, including advocacy skills to lobby for aid and promote library services.

Excellent leadership qualities required, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships between diverse groups, including:  staff, patrons, Trustees, City officials, union representatives and community organizations.

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by November 15, 2014, to

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Fax:  617-666-4426
TTY:  1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Salary: $80,000 - $95,651 per year; paid weekly at $1.538.46 - $1,839.44; plus benefits package

Hours per Week: Full Time 40 hours per week

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Library Assistant II - Emerging Technologies, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Position Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary Range: $29,177 to $35,365

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a high school diploma and preferably two or more years of related professional library experience. Candidates should have an understanding of how to use library systems and computers.

Duties/Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to perform library circulation, children's, reference and technical support services; provide individual and group instruction on using a wide variety of information technology, in particular mobile devices. Remain up to date on emerging technologies that have or may have an impact on the services provided and share ideas for library improvements; to assist in providing easy customer access to needed information and other materials.

  1. Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g., registering customers, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, helping physically maintain collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the online catalogue.
  2. Assists in maintaining and helping others maintain the customer registration database, customer materials usage and recovery of overdue items.
  3. Provides one-on-one instruction to patrons on using a wide range of eReader and other devices, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
  4. Assesses customer needs in the areas of electronic devices and electronic material delivery.
  5. Provides staff with technical support and consultation concerning digital devices.
  6. Orders, sets up and updates over 20 Kindles and other devices lent out to the public. Purchases and installs new content, upgrades operation systems and updates apps.
  7. As member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, helps develop policies and procedures and leads demonstrations and instructional sessions
  8. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  9. Collects statistical and other information for customer utilization and other reports.
  10. Assists customers in the use of the meeting rooms, including equipment set-up
  11. As member of the Emerging Technologies committee, participates in outreach activities.

Scope of Examination:

Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

Apply to:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
1 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Human Resources Director:
Dianna Fogarty
(603) 610-7270
dlfogarty@cityofportsmouth.com

Contact skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com with job specific questions.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Posted: October 14, 2014

Closing Date: October 23, 2014

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Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Latin American studies professional interested in managing the University of Florida's preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection and unit operations. The Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure track library faculty position, within the Special and Area Studies Collections department, responsible for overall management and collection development of the LACC, as well as the allocation of resources, and supervision and management of staff. Responsible for the selection of library materials, reference services, research consultations, and instruction in support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the first such research center in the United States. Promotes public awareness of LACC's mission and resources, and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with library and academic faculty to establish collection management policies. Defines public and technical service goals, policies, and objectives. Manages the collection and all materials budgets. Works closely with the Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, to assign train, monitor, and evaluate LACC staff. Participates in fund raising and exhibits programs.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Spring Ernest Hemingway Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Position 15-EH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part time position in the Archives as the Ernest Hemingway intern. The intern will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of the Curator of the Ernest Hemingway Collection. The student will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant archival experience in a Special Collection within the Archives while contributing to the work of the institution.

After orientation with institutional procedures, and under close supervision, archival interns will have the opportunity to assist researchers, give tours of the Hemingway Room, update the Hemingway portion of the Library's website and prepare original materials for conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program [minimum 2 courses] in library or archival studies. Interns will receive a stipend of $560 for part time work of 16 hours a week, paid on the 15th of the month. The days and hours available are Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday between 8AM - 4PM. The spring internship will start January 15 and end May 14th, with potential for renewal of the internship for the summer. For more information about the Ernest Hemingway Collection, please visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/The-Ernest-Hemingway-Collection.aspx.

To apply, please submit:

All applications are due by October 31, 2013 as .pdf email attachments to Susan Wrynn (Susan.Wrynn@NARA.gov) or send hardcopy to:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Ernest Hemingway Collection
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Email applications should include the position identification (15-EH-01) in the subject line.

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Children's Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Pay Rate: $22.75/ hour

Hours: 20 hour per week position (including 6 hours every other Saturday)

Duties: As a member of the Children's team, this person will assist in planning and conducting children's programs, provide reader's advisory, and collection development for preschool to grade 6. The emphasis will be on story times. Candidate should be comfortable with technology and social media and be willing to contribute to the Children's web pages and blog. Candidate must be versatile and able to adapt smoothly to patron demands. Candidate should enjoy interacting with public of all ages.

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate preferred, related Bachelor's preferred; experience working with children required.  Candidates should have a strong knowledge of children's literature.

Applications: Submitted to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford MA 01824.  Applications may also be e-mailed to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Weigle Information Commons-Education Commons Program Intern, University of Pennsylania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one academic year position currently open

Salary: $15/hour; paid vacation and sick time.

Hours: 20 hours per week, including regular weekly weekend and evening shifts. Interns work both in the Weigle Information Commons at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and the Education Commons. Both the Commons provide a variety of services for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and the campus community.

Duties:
Reporting to the WIC Director, interns take on the following duties as assigned (after a training period):

  • Develop and present workshops with hands-on training on Mac and PC laptops on software including titles listed below.
  • Assist students individually and in small-groups on software including titles listed below.
  • Guide patrons on research, graphic design, scanning and general use of library devices and facilities.
  • Conduct publicity, outreach and social media activities to promote programming around campus.
  • Organize guest presentations by individuals with specific software expertise.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in several software programs.
  • Produce tutorial and handout materials in support of workshops.
  • Assist with staffing of the main desks in the two Commons (occasionally, as needed).

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field is required.
  • Applicants must be available to work on weeknights and weekends on a semi-regular basis.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Substantial expertise required with Microsoft Excel. Expertise is preferred on a variety of software titles including Latek, Papers, Mendeley, Canvas, Microsoft Access, MATLAB and statistical software. Must be willing and capable of quickly learning new software skills in response to patron needs.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in graphics, multimedia, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.
  • In order to maintain program consistency, we expect a commitment of at least one full year.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "WIC-EC Program Intern" in the subject line.

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Processing Internships (2), John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for two processing internship positions in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. Interns will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archivists. Students have the opportunity to gain career-relevant archival experience in a Presidential Library while contributing to the work of the institution.

After orientation with institutional processing procedures, and under close supervision, interns will have the opportunity to arrange, describe, re-house, and preserve archival materials within the Library's collections. Interns will be expected to work both independently as well as in teams with other graduate-level interns. In addition, interns may expect to learn about other levels of archival description, inventorying and basic intellectual control, and processing of non-textual materials. Depending on the project, interns may also use the Library's digital archives management system; however, please note that this is not a digitization internship.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history. Previous experience processing archival materials is preferred. There is the possibility for these positions to be either part-time or full-time.

Interns who work part time (16 hours per week/2 days) will receive a monthly stipend of $560. Interns who work full time (32 hours per week/4 days) will receive a monthly stipend of $1,120. Stipends are paid on the 15th of each month.

These internships will begin on January 15, 2015, and end on May 14, 2015. Renewals for the summer semester (May 15-August 14, 2015) are possible.

For more information about the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, please visit our website at:  http://www.jfklibrary.org/

To apply, please submit (as .pdf attachments): a completed application form, current resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcript, and letter of recommendation to Christina Fitzpatrick at christina.fitzpatrick@nara.gov, or mail these items to:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Attn: Christina Fitzpatrick, Posting #15-PROC-01
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125 

Emails should include "#15-PROC-01" in the subject line. The application deadline is October 31, 2014. All submissions must be postmarked or time-stamped by this date.

Internship Description

Application Form

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Paid Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note it is 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (about 4,000 books, plus magazines), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

Essential Elements of Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Help ATK staff find books

  • Answer reference questions

  • Maintain catalogs
  • Weed as necessary

  • Keep circulation statistics

  • Reshelf returned materials

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves
  • Ability to carry books up and down a spiral staircase.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program
  • Understanding of Cataloging and Reference work

Salary: $8/hr

ContactQualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and availability via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Intern in the subject line.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

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Acquisitions Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Librarian establishes guidelines for securing all library resources for the University Libraries through a variety of national and international vendors; acquires, processes, and maintains all library material orders and receipts for both University Libraries, Mortensen Library (general collection) and Allen Library (music & dance), including but not limited to monograph (paper and electronic), databases, standing orders, and serials; assumes responsibility for copy cataloging all new and donated monographs for Mortensen Library.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as primary liaison to all library vendors and material selectors in facilitating the ordering of materials for the University Libraries. Assumes responsibility for securing and facilitating effective relations with vendors in order to obtain needed materials at optimal prices. Negotiates with vendors and consortia to provide the best possible discount rate.
  • Ensures timely receipt of materials and proper invoicing. Manages invoicing activities with University Libraries administration for the payment of resources. Establishes, maintains and monitors all acquisitions funds and budgets and allocates appropriate funds to subject area selectors within the University Libraries. Adjusts and allots material budgets based on need and availability, ensuring prudent fiscal management at all times.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and prices standing orders and electronic databases, as well as tracking subscriptions and renewals. Oversees subscriptions and tracks renewals for online databases and hardcopy standing orders to ensure timely and appropriate resources are made available to all patrons.
  • Facilitates the management of all donated items, which includes receipt, acknowledgement, and the sorting of materials. Updates, maintains, and copy catalogs new and donated materials, including searching for bibliographic records and downloading them from online utilities, updating those utilities to accurately reflect the University Libraries' inventory as needed.
  • Initiates and supervises special projects as necessary and appropriate. Assists in the training and oversight of student library assistants in the processing of materials.
  • Reviews and suggests improvements and upgrades to the ILS and the WALDO consortium. Represents the University Libraries on various internal and external committees. As a member of the Collection Development Committee, provides regular reports on expenditures. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with faculty in the determination of curriculum needs and serves as a subject selector. 

Formal Education:

This position requires a Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent).

Work Experience:

1 year to < 2 years. 

Pay Grade

G -- See salary ranges and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/employment.aspx.

This is a full-time position. See the complete job description at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Job_descriptions/aquisitions_librarian.pdf

Application Procedures:

There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged.

If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu.

If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send two complete sets of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599. Fax: 860.768.4732.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

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Information Services Specialist (Temporary Role), Innosight, Lexington, MA

Innosight is seeking an experienced business researcher for a part-time (~10 hours/week) role to support Innosight's global consulting teams. Reporting to the Director of Knowledge Management, this is the first information service role at Innosight and is a six-month temporary position with a possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have experience in and passion for conducting business research across industries and geographies.

Innosight

Innosight is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. We collaborate with senior leaders at the world's top companies to identify and pursue new growth opportunities, build innovation capabilities, and create disruptive new products, services, and businesses. Innosight has offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support to consulting staff working on client projects and business development efforts by serving as an intermediary to search specialized sources and pull relevant documents, reports, and financial data (e.g., ThomsonONE and Hoovers)
  • Advise consultants on free and paid sources they can access directly
  • Respond to each consultant request in a timely manner, clarify the request, and communicate when information will be provided
  • Assess Innosight's current research subscriptions and develop recommendations for sources and processes

Skills & Experience

  • Master of Library Science with focus in business research is preferred
  • Five+ years of experience in a management consulting environment is strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting research using a variety of information sources across industries (e.g., health care, financial, industrial, consumer) and geographies (US emphasis)
  • Proficiency using databases such as ThomsonONE and Hoovers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Flexibility to be in the office each week as well as on call during (Lexington) office hours Monday through Friday; your work schedule will be discussed and confirmed once you join and may be subject to modification based on business needs
  • Customer service orientation with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Application

Apply online at www.innosight.com/careers.

Location

Innosight is headquartered at 92 Hayden Avenue, Lexington (near the intersection of Rte. 2 and 95/128).

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Rittenhouse Jury Award

Posted on behalf of Catherine Boss, Jury Chair, Rittenhouse Award

Please encourage a current library student, recent graduate, or trainee in an internship program to submit an unpublished paper they authored for the 2015 Rittenhouse Award:

Criteria: The award is presented annually for the best unpublished paper, web-based project, video, or resource on health sciences librarianship or informatics submitted by a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies, or a trainee in an internship program in health sciences librarianship or informatics. Submitted works may be bibliographical, issue or topic- based, or report the results of research. The submission must have been written during the student's course work toward a graduate degree in library science or during an internship program, and during the eighteen-month period preceding the deadline for submissions. The submission must follow the format specified in the announcements.

$500.00 cash award is sent after the annual meeting and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting. The recipient's meeting registration is underwritten by the Association.

Deadline for submission of paper:  November 1

Instructions to Applicants:

Submissions can be bibliographical, issue/opinion, or research in nature. Papers must be typed, double-spaced, one side of the paper only. The title of the paper must appear at the head of the manuscript. Web-based projects must be copied on one side of the paper only with the URL on the first page. The name, official title, address, telephone and e-mail address of the author must appear on a separate cover sheet, but no place else on the manuscript to expedite blind judging. A 150-word abstract must be included on a separate sheet of paper.

Professional Development Department

Medical Library Association, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL  60601, (312) 419-9094, FAX: (312) 419-8950
E-mail:  MLAPD2@MLAHQ.ORG

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Boss, Jury Chair, Rittenhouse Award,  at cboss@meridianhealth.com
Catherine M. Boss, MSLS, AHIP
Coordinator, Library Services
1945 Route 33
 Neptune, NJ  07754
. voice: 732-776-4266; fax: 732-776-4530

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Member Outreach Coordinator, Capital District Library Council, Albany, NY

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, school & special libraries and library systems in ten upstate New York counties, is seeking a Member Outreach Coordinator.

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a related field; strong marketing and communication skills; experience with web site design; a proactive, positive and professional attitude; and the flexibility and willingness to evolve with change. Experience working in or with libraries is preferred.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@cdlc.org. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description

Title: Member Outreach Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Type of Position: Full-time, Exempt

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

Responsibilities:

A. Communications and Marketing

  • Promote the image and services of CDLC through the website, social media and other resources to current and potential CDLC members and to the public
  • Oversee all aspects of CDLC communications, including the CDLC web site
  • Plan, edit and design CDLC promotional materials and documents such as the monthly newsletter, brochures and announcements
  • Analyze the effectiveness of communication tools on a regular basis and implement new tools/strategies as needed
  • Working with the Executive Director, assists in compiling content for and writing the Annual Report

B. Membership Services

  • Manage and maintain CDLC's institutional and personal membership processes
  • Maintain and update electronic membership lists and databases
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, periodically assess membership categories
  • Working with CDLC staff, coordinate and communicate activities and events of CDLC member committees and special interest groups
  • Provide assistance to the Executive Director in developing and designing member surveys

C. Program-Related

  • Participate in program development and work with CDLC staff to develop new programs and events for CDLC members
  • Work closely with CDLC staff to promote CDLC events and activities
  • Develop awareness of all CDLC programs and services
  • Assist in other Council programs as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Experience with web site design and maintenance
  • Strong marketing and communication skills
  • Proactive, positive and professional attitude
  • Flexibility and willingness to evolve with change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently while also having the flexibility and ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with libraries and/or professional degree from a library school
  • Joomla or other web content management system preferred

Download a PDF of the Job Description

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Librarian for Marine Resources Library, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented librarian to lead and administer the Marine Resources Library located on the Ft. Johnson campus. To serve the research needs of students, faculty and researchers from multiple institutions, the librarian maintains a cooperative working relationship with the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research and National Institute of Standards and Technology Charleston Laboratory. This individual must employ collaborative approaches in the development of information literacy services and programs, and help promote a climate of scholarly research and inquiry.

The Librarian for the Marine Resources Library is a full time tenure track faculty position.  The Librarian works closely with the Directors of the Marine Resources Research Institute at SCDNR Marine Resources Division and the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research Laboratory and reports to the Associate Dean of Public Services at the College of Charleston Library.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the on basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website at  JOBS.COFC.EDU. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu. Applications must include cover letter, vita and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence on October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Manager of Research Services (Special Collections), College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

The Manager of Reference Services is responsible for supervising all reference services and activities as well as developing and implementing reference policies and procedures. This manager works collaboratively with librarians and staff in the areas of donor relations, archival processing, cataloging, digitization, acquisitions, accessioning, grant writing, and other archival and management issues. The manager also works collegially with staff members of the South Carolina Historical Society to deliver a coordinated, consistent and complete reference experience for all patrons. The SCHS, a private non-profit organization, is the state's oldest and largest private repository of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina history. As part of partnership with the College of Charleston, many of these resources are housed at the College of Charleston and available to students and researchers.

Please follow this link for further information and application instructions https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3475

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Head, Special Collections, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Embrace scholarly exploration, collaboration and intellectual engagement working with a team of professionals dedicated to diversity, integrity, and innovation as the Head of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks an experienced, forward-looking, and engaging leader-scholar for the position of Head, Special Research Collections. The successful candidate will guide the Department through its continuing evolution into a dynamic and innovative resource serving diverse and changing scholar needs and interests. The Head will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of nationally and internationally recognized primary research collections, expert services, facilitate collaboration of relevant initiatives and programs, develop fundraising strategies, and integrate the treasures of the Department into teaching, research, and learning at the University. In addition, The Head of SRC will have the opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and furnishing of the new 2015 three story addition. He/she will have the responsibility for envisioning, defining and initiating services, showcasing prominent collections, and offering special programs, exhibitions, etc. in this new state of the art facility.

The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, maintains, preserves, and ensures accessibility of its most valuable, rare and unique materials. The collection includes approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs and 200,000+ early sound recordings. Named collections are the Wyles Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American History, the American Religions Collection, the Performing Arts Collections, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and the Humanistic Psychology Archives. The Department of Special Research Collections also serves as the University Archive.

Responsibilities. The Head of Special Research Collections reports to the AUL for Research and Scholar Services and is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of the department personnel, resources, services, and operations. The incumbent has leadership and administrative responsibility for collection development, budgeting (including endowments, gifts, grant-funded projects), security and preservation, digitization projects, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Head establishes and sustains faculty and researcher relationships and is responsible for strategic and effective collection development, maintenance and preservation of collections, overall collection policies and works to ensure materials are discoverable, accessible and used by clientele.

The Head also works closely with University Librarian, other library administrators, Library Development Officer, faculty and professional colleagues to identify new sources and contacts for enhancing funds and collections, initiates and writes proposals, and provides stewardship for existing gifts and awards. In addition, the Head will work with others to organize and manage special events and exhibits and establish partnerships with campus departments, museums, UC system wide Special Collections Departments, and units within the library to maximize support and increase visibility of the collections.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLIS or Masters in Archival Studies, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or a substantial record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in special collections or archives. The successful candidate will have superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment; ability to articulate a vision, set priorities, organizational goals, and introduce and manage change; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus scholars, officials, UC colleagues, dealers, vendors, staff, and library supporters. The new Head will show a strong commitment to excellence in public service and a commitment to serving diverse users including faculty, students, researchers, community users, and visiting scholars. An understanding of emerging technologies, key issues and trends in archives and special collections is also a vital quality of the selected candidate. Other essential attributes are demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships; a record of achievement in obtaining grants, gifts, or awards; the ability to organize, publicize, and promote a variety of events for the Department of Special Research Collections; and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.  

Preferred qualifications include certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; strong success in building outstanding special collections; demonstrated working knowledge of the rare book and manuscripts trade and familiarity with the principles and methods of conservation, preservation, and security of materials; experience working with curators, technical services, digital processing, and knowledge of copyright law. Excellent analytical, creative problem solving skills, and ability to exercise sound judgment; budget and resource allocations experience; and a record of active and continuous participation in professional associations are also desirable.

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $73,238 to $116,220 and an attractive benefits package.

For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UCLinks.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 9, 2014. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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Manager of Information Technology, Library System of Lancaster County, PA

read! learn! connect@the library! The Library System of Lancaster County (PA) is looking for its next Manager of Information Technology. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and facilitator helping individual libraries provide strong collaborative technology services to their local customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to be an equal contributor on a strong, committed System leadership team. Focusing on moving the System forward, the IT Manager will envision, design and implement technologies that enhance and support the mission of the System and its member libraries. With a staff of 19, a $2 million annual budget, and governed by a seven member Board, the System is responsible for 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile serving 519,462 residents. Established in 1987, the System's mission is to provide countywide services and cooperative programs through a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources. Shared and centralized services include, but are not limited to, public Internet access, a shared ILS system, database subscriptions, technical services, cooperative purchasing, consulting services, and broad technology support. This includes telecommunications, web hosting, hardware and software, and continuing education.

Located seventy miles west of Philadelphia, Lancaster County is in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. Rich in history, the County has a diverse population, strong agricultural roots, a large Amish community, and 60+ municipalities. Lancaster County offers the best of everything from bucolic rural settings to towns and cities with quality amenities. There is a vibrant arts scene, quality health care, higher education opportunities, fourteen public school districts, and many events and attractions. Lancaster residents have active lifestyles and, at the same time, have a proud focus on their heritage and value their local histories. Here, tradition has become innovation. For more information about the Library System and Lancaster County, visit Lancaster Links.

Responsibilities. The IT Manager works as a member of the System's executive leadership team and reports to the System Administrator. This position is responsible for developing a strategic vision in conjunction with the System Administrator and the Technology Planning Committee, creating and implementing a Department master plan, creating and maintaining the Department's budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the IT Services Department, serving as the liaison to the System Administrator and the member libraries, monitoring and evaluating developing technologies for enhancing new services, and representing the System to community groups and organizations. See Manager-Information Technology for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university, five years' experience in the field of computer and networking technology--including experience in the design and operation of multi-site Wide Area Networks and Local Area Networks; design and maintenance of Microsoft Windows networks; managing and/or supervising the management of an Integrated Library System; maintenance of web services and email; three years' library experience; and two years' experience managing IT staff. Preferred qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and additional professional library and management experience. Essential attributes include proven ability in planning, budgeting, and implementing technology based services and programs countywide, strong communication skills, ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment, and effective problem solving.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller. This position closes November 23, 2014.

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Mobile Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

SALARY:

$15.03 - $20.08 hourly; $31,369.76 - $41,909.83 annually

A supervisory paraprofessional position under the general direction of the Community Services Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitates the delivery and circulation of library materials and information to assigned vehicle stops
  • Drives van and/or large motor vehicle to assigned locations
  • Using automated circulation system, performs circulation duties including checking materials in/out; maintains patron registration
  • Interprets library rules and procedures to the public
  • Conducts elementary bibliographic searches
  • Prepares reports and records as needed
  • Loads/unloads materials; sorts/shelves materials according to library procedure
  • Delivers bins of materials and equipment to and from Worcester Public Library locations on a regular basis
  • Assists with programming and outreach efforts
  • Supervises staff as assigned
  • Schedules staff as required
  • Assists in training of staff in departmental procedures
  • Performs simple maintenance and cleaning as needed
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to safely operate van and a large motor vehicle
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather and road conditions and working at various mobile site stops for long periods of time
  • Skill and ability to work well with staff and customers and to project a good public service attitude
  • Ability to interpret library policies clearly and repeatedly to customers
  • Skill in handling public contacts with tact and courtesy
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to lift, retrieve and shelve library materials at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to lift bins weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: One year data entry; supervisory experience preferred

Schedule: May include early morning/evening/weekend assignments and working at other locations

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

Application deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, October 24, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and as
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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Metadata Specialist, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

Reports to: Director, Library Services
Status: Full-time, temporary, non-Exempt
Location: Headquarters in Brookline, MA
Duration: October 15, 2014-June 30, 2015, with possibility of renewal

Description:

The Metadata Specialist works with the library team, as well as digital content editors, to apply metadata to educator resources on the Facing History website as part of a comprehensive website redesign project. In addition, the Metadata Specialist will work with the Digital Archive team to become familiar with internal video and image assets, and to assist in the organization and tagging of those assets in Facing History's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

We are looking for an energetic team member with an interest in metadata application and taxonomy.  Prior experience in a nonprofit, social change organization or education environment a plus.

Website Work:

  • Become familiar with Facing History's taxonomy, with the goal of efficiently and accurately applying it to files and assets
  • Organize web assets to be tagged in coordination with other departments and the Phase II website team
  • Ensure consensus on tagging practices and outcomes
  • Apply the Facing History taxonomy to educator resources and other web assets as part of Phase II of the website redesign
  • Assist with website content migration and reformatting of assets as needed

Digital Archive Work:

  • Assign technical and descriptive metadata to video and image files in Facing History's DAMS
  • Assist in the organization of files and folders in the DAMS

Essential Skills/Qualities:

  • BA/BS or equivalent, MS in Library and Information Science preferred
  • Experience in metadata application
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, Drupal a plus
  • Experience with DAMS (Digital Asset Management Systems) a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational skills; detail orientation a must
  • Embrace a busy, fast-moving environment and be a self-starter
  • Collaboration and consensus building skills
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team; flexibility
  • Interest in mission of Facing History and Ourselves

Apply for this position online.

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Librarian II, Mugar Library, African Studies Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Play a key role in the Boston University Libraries efforts to support the African Studies Center and all faculty and students with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. Work closely with the African Studies Library (ASL) Head and staff. Serve as a liaison between the ASL and the African Studies Center. Develop collections (of electronic, digital and physical collections), and bibliographic instruction and research consultations. Represent Boston University libraries in regional and national groups, while keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in the field. Work to integrate Africana into the scholarly life of the campus. Participate in shaping the ASL's collections and services to meet faculty and student needs, and to align the library's focus and mission with that of the African Studies Center.

Required Skills:

Masters in Library Science, advanced degree in a field pertaining to African Studies. Proficiency in a European language relevant to African Studies. Knowledge of an African language preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills. Prior experience in library instruction, reference services, and collection development. Demonstrated expertise using a variety of web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. Broad knowledge of the fields within African Studies and Africana librarianship. Three to five years of related experience.

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

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 43

http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

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Elementary School Librarian, Pine Glen Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Elementary School Librarian for the Pine Glen School for the 2014/2015 school year

Description:

Infuse multimedia resources in the school library media center and throughout the school curriculum

"Library media specialists empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users or information." - Sara Kelly Johns

Functions:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school library media center
  • Promotes library services, resources, and programs
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Develops library media center policies and assists staff and students with legal and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the Internet
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to collection development for the library media center
  • Selects and maintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum and library media center collection
  • Facilitates the alignment of the library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Understands necessary formats for bibliographic records and digital acquisitions
  • Develops and promotes a life-long love of reading for all learners.
  • Experienced with use of digital automation system for library collection and patron management
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's and young adult literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Outstanding knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and the diversity in reading levels for students
  • Work closely with school Instructional Technology Specialist and district Library Media and Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • Assists students with disabilities to access children's literature through accommodations
  • Assists with effective professional development in regards to technology integration
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of after school workshops for teachers, staff, and parents
  • Assists teachers and students with appropriate technology for research, information power, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparation of resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students
  • Teaches lessons in the library media center or classrooms promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity
  • Provides support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of library media and technology
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Apply online at www.bpsk12.org.

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Digital Library Web Developer, Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented programmer to help develop and maintain systems and tools supporting digital asset management, digital scholarship and publishing, and digital preservation. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in contributing to a diverse community.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to make unique, rare, and culturally significant materials available online for the first time and to enhance existing systems for discovery and analysis: transcription and annotation tools for the Emily Dickinson manuscripts, geographic interfaces for the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and visualization tools for digital scholarship projects. The position provides an opportunity to experiment with emerging technologies in support of the library's mission to foster inquiry, discovery, and creation. 

The Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Amherst College Digital Collections infrastructure, including creating online discovery environments that allow users to search, analyze, visualize, and interact with digital collections and data; building tools for authoring and publishing digital works; and developing digital preservation functions. This position will also be responsible for developing selected digital scholarship projects for the library and the Amherst College Press. The Web Developer will work in concert with developers in the college's Department of Information Technology, and in collaboration with library colleagues and faculty.

Duties:

  • Developing and implementing web applications across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Making recommendations for appropriate frameworks for application development and service delivery that take into account the cost of implementation, integration, support, and maintenance
  • Assuring data integrity across storage and data assets
  • Conducting maintenance, monitoring performance and security monitoring, and updating web, database, and ancillary services
  • Adhering to established development methodology standards, practices, and procedures
  • Troubleshooting and coordinating response to bugs, including effective management of help desk ticketing system responsibilities
  • Working closely with teams from the college's Department of Information Technology
  • Creating technical and user documentation
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks effectively

Qualifications:

Required

  • BA or better or 3+ years relevant experience
  • Fluent in more than one server and client side programming language. Familiarity with Ruby, Python, JavaScript
  • Excellent people skills, including a willingness to listen and an inclination to seek consensus. The diplomatic skills necessary to coordinate work among disparate people, personalities, and constituencies
  • A commitment to service and a willingness to embrace the ideals and values of a multicultural liberal-arts college

Preferred:

  • Professional experience developing data-driven web applications as part of a team
  • Experience developing web applications targeting mobile devices
  • Demonstrated facility with standard design patterns for software development, such as Model-View-Controller or Service Oriented Architecture
  • Familiarity with Digital Asset Management Systems and/or library metadata formats (e.g. MODS, DC)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanities, digital scholarship, and academic culture
  • Demonstrated talent in visual design and interaction design
  • Experience in collaborative environments working with both technical and non-technical partners

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/732

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Head of Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library in Dracut, Massachusetts seeks a qualified cataloger for the position of Head of Technical Services. This person is responsible for cataloging, classifying and preparing library materials for circulation. In addition, the Head of Technical Services is sometimes required to perform circulation duties, provide reference services, and process ILL materials. Periodically responsible for opening and closing the building and ensuring the security of the equipment and the building. Responsible for overseeing other technical services staff, as well as some volunteers.

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director, according to established procedures and department policies. Duties require independent judgement and initiative.

This employee has regular contact with vendors, library network personnel, and library patrons. A pleasant demeanor and positive attitude are required. Must seek to be part of a team.

Education & Experience: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Two years of professional library experience, including cataloging, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, including cataloging, automated systems and information technology, and administrative functions; working knowledge of computer systems. Experience with the Evergreen platform preferred.

This is a full-time, benefited position. Hours include one night per week and a rotating Saturday schedule. Membership in SIEU.

Salary: $33,888.40 to $48,233.76  annually, in 10 steps. Starting salary dependent on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Mary Hamilton, Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut, Massachusetts
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

Alternately, you may email the same to: humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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2014-15 E. J. Josey Scholarship Award, Black Caucus of the American Library Association

The 2014-15  E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association seeks essay submissions that address the following topic:  How do you maintain traditional library resources and services with the rise of virtual resources and services to a diverse community of library users?

The E. J. Josey Scholarships are unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs.

 Persons Wishing to Apply Must:

  • Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.

The deadline for the essays is December 15, 2014.  Essays should be submitted in Microsoft Word to: ejjoseyscholarship@gmail.com.

The winning essays will be announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALA in Chicago, IL during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in January, 2015.

Special Instructions:

  • Include a cover letter providing the applicant's name, address, phone number, graduate program, and name of school and anticipated date of graduation.
  • Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word format to be mailed electronically as an attachment.
  • Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced.
  • Please use the MLA style and include a minimum of six bibliographical references.
  • Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin @ hamlinss@yahoo.com.

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Call for Papers: LITA/Ex Libris Seeking LIS Student Authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2015.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the master's or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form. Send the signed, completed forms electronically or mail by Feb. 28, 2015 to the Award Committee Chair, Sandra Barclay, Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Rd., MD 0009, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5827. Submit the manuscript to Ms. Barclay electronically at sbarclay@kennesaw.edu by Feb. 28, 2015.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

About Ex Libris:

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.  For more information about Ex Libris Group visit www.exlibrisgroup.com

About LITA:

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.  For more information, visit www.lita.org, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail: lita@ala.org

For further information, please contact Mary Taylor at LITA, 312-280-4267.

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Call for Proposals: 2015 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC - http://www.acrlnec.org/) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2015 Annual Conference. This event entitled "Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between" will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

As the academic library evolves, it is wherever students and faculty are conducting research and learning, and within physical and virtual spaces intentionally designed to encourage scholarship, collaboration and production. Librarians and our colleagues across our campuses and beyond are actively engaged in building and assessing the most useful discovery services, the most valuable collections, the most cost-effective learning resources, the most effective collaborative spaces ... for the best education and research. What does it take to expand "the library" beyond its traditional physical space? With whom are we working to expand our services?

We are seeking proposals for presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions and posters on topics including but not limited to:

  • Virtual learning environments, team-based learning and/or course instruction
  • Scholarly communication, institutional repositories, data management
  • Open education, open science, open access
  • Maker spaces, media labs, and other collaborative spaces
  • Discovery services and expanding access to information resources through library web sites, course management systems and other campus portals
  • Assessment of collections, services, spaces, learning outcomes, user experience, etc.
  • Campus and wider community projects, e.g. Digitizing campus archives, Wikipedia, Digital Public Library of America

To submit a proposal, follow this link:  http://goo.gl/forms/AEip1NL3o1

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Friday, December 5th, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Christine Turner (cturner@library.umass.edu), Claire DeMarco (cdemarco@law.harvard.edu), Bharti Joshi (bhartijos@gmail.com), or Susan Stearns (sstearns@blc.org). 

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Conservation Library Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Apply now for: Fall 2014, January 2015, Spring 2015
Time commitment: 2-3 days per week for a period of 12 weeks; flexible Monday - Friday schedule

Position Summary: The New England Aquarium's Conservation Department aims to integrate scientific information, public outreach and policy initiatives to effect lasting change in the ocean environment.  Our work involves extensive web-based research and report writing, which must be thoroughly and accurately documented.  This position will assist the Conservation Department with organization of their computer based library, a collection of downloaded reports and journal articles.  This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual majoring in library science or a related field.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-directed and able to successfully design and implement an organizational system for the library.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize an extensive collection of PDFs stored on a shared network
  • Navigate existing Endnote files to extract relevant information in order to incorporate files into new organizational system
  • Categorize PDF files based on topic/subject matter preferably in manner easily accessed within Windows 7
  • Represent the Conservation Department in a professional manner when interacting with other departments
  • Perform other position related duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to access to proprietary information.
  • Proficient in Windows 7, Microsoft programs, Endnote, and Adobe
  • Familiarity with the principles and procedures necessary for computer-based recordkeeping preferred
  • Familiarity and understanding of archival description and representation preferred
  • Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required

Find out more and apply online.

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Managing Librarian I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Edmonds, WA

Starting Pay: $5,200.00 - 7,150.00 Monthly (40hrs/wk)

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applications are received. Initial screening will begin October 31. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date.

The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local and regional customers.

This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  • Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  • Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  • Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  • Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  • Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  • Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations
  • Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers. An incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

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Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Head of Infrastructure and Content (IC). The Head of IC works under the general direction of the Library Director and leads the IC team, which manages print and electronic journals, cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development. As a key part of the reinvention occurring within the Library, the Head of IC will be responsible for reimagining the role of technical services in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. The Head of IC oversees a department of three librarians, four technicians and student assistants. 

Background

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools. In support of this goal, the current Library is schedule to undergo extensive renovation and expansion to be completed in 2016.

To apply and for additional information on salary and benefits visit USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/383268200

Open period runs from Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The U.S. Naval War college is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Archives Assistant, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an Archives Assistant in the Bowdoin Library.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Archivist, assist in processing manuscript collections, archival records, and other departmental holdings; assist in managing the College's records management program and archival audio and video media collections; perform basic reference services in Special Collections & Archives; digitize library resources, edit digital image files, and coordinate vendor-supplied digitization activities; supervise student assistants as assigned; assist in preparing exhibitions.

Education/Skills:

Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Demonstrated effective oral and written communications skills; ability to attend to accuracy, attention to detail, and discretion. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to solve problems, organize projects, and understand complex hierarchical arrangements. Technical skills appropriate to digitizing textual and visual objects and to editing image files; general understanding of computer applications in word processing, database management, bibliographical control, and Web technologies.

Preferred: College degree major in the liberal arts; working knowledge of the basic handling and preservation of library materials; detailed knowledge about digital imaging; demonstrated ability to supervise student workers; working knowledge of encoding in HTML, EAD, and MARC.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:

Required: Minimum of one year's experience working in a library or archives setting; experience in digitizing texts and visual images; some supervisory experience.

Preferred: Experience with duties related to managing manuscripts, rare books, or archival records; experience in digital processes relating to audio and video recordings; experience in studio photography.

Applications:

Further details and instructions to apply can be found on our online application:

http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1639

For questions, please contact careers@bowdoin.edu.

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Librarian I, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

(Announcement No. R-050-14)
Grade 16 Exempt 20 hours per week
Starting Salary:  $19,953 per year
Work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings.

The Job:

Staffs Information Services desks and other public service desks as needed.  Determines patron needs and provides guidance, reader's advisory and related library services to patrons.  Responsible for some collection development activities. Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Library Science Degree and 1-3 years library experience required; or equivalent experience and training.

NOTE:  Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodations, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background investigation.

Application Procedures:

Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex.  Submission of a resume is optional.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Opening Date: October 9, 2014

Closing Date: November 3, 2014

The City of Manchester is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employee

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Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

October 7, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

Backstage Library Works has one opening available for an original cataloger on a temporary project at the research library of a world-renowned museum.

The expected duration of this project is approximately 11 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. Pay depends on qualifications but ranges from $18-$22 per hour. Benefits include paid leave and profit-sharing bonuses; after two calendar months benefits include health/dental care and matching retirement contribution plan.

Job Description

The Cataloger will be working on-site at the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum performing original cataloging. Collections are mainly monographic but also include some serial, manuscript and cartographic materials in English and other European and Cyrillic languages.

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of LC classification and subject headings, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to use site-specific software for cataloging & physical processing
  • Ensure that each batch of items is cataloged correctly
  • Transport materials between the stacks and individual work stations
  • Handle antiquarian materials in accordance with industry guidelines
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications
  • Ensure required levels of throughput and accuracy are maintained

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • High-level accuracy in cataloging
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MARC21, AACR2, LCRI, ISBD, and related cataloging tools (ClassWeb, Cataloger's Desktop, etc)
  • Experience in cataloging rare books and manuscripts
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Professional attitude when working with Library staff
  • Type speed minimum: 50 wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check prior to appointment

Preferred additional skills

  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager ILS
  • Experience working in a library environment

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references and experience via email to Kate Clayborne (kclayborne@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2014.

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Arts & Humanities Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College Library seeks an Arts & Humanities Librarian to develop its outreach to academic departments in the arts & humanities and serve as primary subject specialist for their students and faculty.   The librarian in this position participates in all aspects of the research education program, including in-class instruction, individual consultations (on-call and by appointment), assessment initiatives, collection development, and other unit responsibilities.  Some evening and weekend coverage will be required.

Qualifications: Strong academic background in an arts or humanities discipline; two years' experience of research education and instruction in an academic library; ALA accredited MLS or equivalent professional degree; demonstrated knowledge of information resources for the arts & humanities, in particular primary sources in a variety of formats; familiarity with current developments in information literacy; ability to learn and apply new information technologies; excellent written and verbal communication; commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.  Knowledge of at least one foreign language is desired.

Full-time, full-year position.  Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.  The application review process will begin immediately; search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

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Life Sciences Librarian, NYU Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections & Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU's Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.  Subject PhD desirable.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

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 11 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: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Associate Library Director, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Associate Library Director is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week.  The Associate Library Director works with the Library Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the BAC Library.  In addition, the Associate Library Director develops the annual budget with the Library Director, oversees the Information Literacy Program and its staff, supervises library clerks, and manages special projects and planning.  The Associate Library Director reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists the Library Director with budget preparation, accreditation reports, grant research and writing, and short and long-term planning
  • Prepares invoices for monthly reports, working closely with Accounts Payable and the Bursar
  • Supervises circulation activities, including hiring, training and scheduling library clerks
  • Manages Information Literacy Program, including working with faculty to integrate information competencies into the curriculum and coordinating and scheduling all library instruction and information literacy activities. 
  • Supervises the application of the Collection Management Policy by assisting the Director with the management of the physical collection through evaluating and selecting items for binding and/or storage
  • Guides library staff in providing information literacy instruction
  • Oversees thesis document microfilming and binding
  • Represents the Library and the BAC through membership in professional organizations and participation in both internal and external meetings and conferences

II. Standards of Professionalism

A.Team and Interpersonal skills:  Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff.  These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B.Service orientation:   Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

III. Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS required

Experience with the budgeting process required

Excellent organizational skills; must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities, and train and supervise library clerks

Facility with information literacy standards

A minimum of three years of teaching experience in a classroom setting

A minimum of three years of progressively more responsible experience is necessary

IV. Requirements

  1. Must be able to work one evening per week.

V. To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a résumé, cover letter and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11038251.Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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ALA Spectrum Scholarships

The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program, which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.  For more information visit www.ala.org/scholarships.  The deadline to apply for ALA Scholarships is March 1, 2015.

The American Library Association (ALA) has committed itself to making a Master's degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. Libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society - they change lives, build communities and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge. To meet the changing needs of an evolving society, libraries need culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.

Over 880 students from traditionally underrepresented groups have received scholarships, leadership training, professional networking and mentoring in order to build a pool of talented and trained library leaders reflective of the populations served by all libraries.  If you would like to join this extraordinary group and you are committed to serving your community, a Spectrum Scholarship can position you for success.

Did You Know?

  • You do not need to be formally enrolled or accepted into library school at the time of your application, you simply need to be enrolled by the Fall semester immediately following your selection for a Spectrum Scholarship.
  • Your Spectrum Scholarship can be used at any ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA/AASL-recognized School Library Media program.
  • You need to be enrolled in only two courses per semester while receiving your Spectrum scholarship funds.
  • Current students are eligible for Spectrum provided they can complete 2 classes for credit during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and do not plan to graduate prior to May 2016.

For full Spectrum eligibility requirements and benefits, visit www.ala.org/spectrum.

Contact us at spectrum@ala.org or by calling 1-800-545-2433 ext 5048.

Information on applying to Spectrum, as well as other scholarships available through the American Libraries Association, can be found at www.ala.org/scholarships.

The following items are required for all ALA scholarship applications.

  1. Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
  2. Three professional references (only references on the official online form will be accepted).  You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
  3. Official academic transcripts from institution(s) where you received your bachelors degree. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted.

All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, by March 1 to be considered.

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk; assist patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources.

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

Position is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired:

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Reference Intern, Massachusetts Archives, Boston, MA

6 month, full-time internship (January-June 2015)

Job Description: The Massachusetts Archives houses approximately 30,000 cubic feet of records documenting Massachusetts' government from the colonial period forward.  We receive nearly 5,000 visitors each year who are researching topics ranging from genealogy, military history, colonial records, and more using our records.  The ideal candidate for the Reference Intern position is working toward a career in Archives and has an interest in reference services; has an outgoing and energetic personality; enjoys interacting with people; is flexible, patient, and motivated; and enjoys a job where each day offers the unexpected.  The Intern works directly with the public in the Reading Room of the Massachusetts Archives, helping researchers navigate our collections.  This position requires a 6 month commitment, from January 5 through the end of June 2015. 

Responsibilities include: researching and responding to written requests for vital records, military records, and other topics as needed; some clerical duties; special projects to help make our records more accessible; and opportunities such as creating a small exhibit, when possible. 

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have: public service experience and the interpersonal skills necessary to provide direct service to the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills are helpful for purposes of answering research questions in person and over the phone; powers of observation and concentration consistent with the security requirements inherent in handling valuable records/materials in a public context. An interest in Massachusetts history is helpful. 

Hours Worked: Full-time: M-F, 8:30-4:30 (37.5 hours/week) 

Compensation: $10/hour 

Citizenship Requirements: Citizen/perm. res. 

Transportation:

Via MBTA: Take the Red line to JFK/UMass station. The free shuttle bus (route #2) will bring you to the Archives bldg.

Via Car: Take I-93 to exit 14 or 15 marked UMass/JFK/Morrissey Blvd. Follow signs to UMass and JFK Library.

Our building is across from the JFK Library and looks like a fort. 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Martha Clark, Curator
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125
Martha.Clark@sec.state.ma.us

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Children's and Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Thriving Children's Department seeks a fearless and energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian to contribute to a hard-working, creative team. Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families.

The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18. We are especially interested in a team player who can create dynamic book displays, and lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude. Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs. Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, with coursework in education or child development; preference will be given to candidates with a Masters in Library Science.

This is a full-time, union position, with an hourly salary range of $20.11 - $24.74 with a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Personnel Office, Oak Bluffs Town Hall, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Deadline for applications is November 14, 2014. The start date for this position is January 6, 2015. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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Head of Adult and Technology Services, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Oak Bluffs, MA

Robust, thriving Public Library seeks an extroverted, energetic techie to serve as the Head of Adult and Technology services, and contribute to a hard-working, creative team.

The position provides professional information services, user instruction, and contributes to the Library's overall collection development, including cataloging. This position replaces the traditional Reference Librarian and the majority of the shift is spent at the Reference Desk, helping the public.

The ideal candidate must excel at collection development, user instruction, and have an overall enthusiasm for adults and technology. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach computer skills, and troubleshoot technology issues. Candidates need a thorough knowledge of current and emerging library technologies and library management principles, practices, and procedures.

Qualifications: A candidate for this position should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and at least three years of experience in a public library, and/or an automated library preferred.

This is a full-time Union position with hourly range from $23.46 - $28.85 plus a comprehensive benefits package, work hours may include Saturdays and evenings.

Send resume and letter of interest by October 30th to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Job description available on request. EOE employer.

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E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

Position Available: As soon as possible after closing date of search. This is for a regular 100%, 12-month Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to serve in the position of E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist. This is an academic professional position for an entry level librarian with the requisite skills or course work or for a non-MLS professional with appropriate experience and skills. This position is largely responsible for developing and implementing library's e-serials bibliographic control policy and practice. Under the direction of the Head of Content and Access Management, s(he) is to work to establish efficient work procedures and maintain high standards of both quality and production of bibliographic control for the Library's large collection of serials. The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist will work in the Content Access Management unit within the Technical Services Division. The position will work in a team environment with those Division faculty and staff responsible for the cataloging and management of e-serials and maintenance of serials in all formats.

The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist responsibilities:

  • Establish and help implement e-serials bibliographic control best practices and workflows in conjunction with Acquisitions ordering staff and the E-Resources Librarian
  • Will supervise the day-to-day workflow of the Serials Cataloging unit (3 senior library specialist and 1 library specialist), including original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, and serials maintenance work
  • Coordinate workflows for serials cataloging within Content Access Management and assist Acquisitions in establishing best practices for binding updates, maintenance of serial pattern records, and serials ordering statuses
  • Train staff in all aspects of e-serials cataloging, including the development of documentation meeting national cataloging standards
  • Perform bibliographic control duties including adding, updating, and correcting bibliographic and holding records for electronic and print serials
  • Work with staff outside Content Access Management to routinely and consistently update print serial holdings for currently received serials as well as for retrospective maintenance projects
  • Coordinate work on maintaining  links for A&I databases and serial titles that cannot be added to the link resolver and the E-Serial A to Z list, in consultation with the E-Resources Librarian and the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Support Specialist
  • Create original bibliographic records for newly acquired serials
  • Participate and lead in meetings involving discussion of bibliographic control matters for serials, including policy workflow and special projects
  • Help investigate additional solutions for bibliographic control of e-serials including using vendor records, ONYX feeds, and the MARCIt service

This position may participate in research activity regarding issues in bibliographic control in digital library environments and the impact of implementing emerging cataloging standards in user services and discovery services.

As the information landscape is changing, this position may be asked to cover additional and evolving services or functions related to enhancing the discovery and delivery of library content.

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The Content Access Management (CAM) department consists of 7 permanent and visiting faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's information resources. The various units in CAM include Monographic Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Database Maintenance. Members of CAM also contribute to electronic resources cataloging, large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting or cataloging experience with electronic resources
  • Familiarity with cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and CONSER standards
  • Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred:

  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager integrated library system
  • Experience with MarcEdit software
  • Experience with other non-MARC metadata standards
  • Familiarity with electronic resources standards and related initiatives, evolving practices, and NACO or other PCC programs

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

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

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

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

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

PAY RATE: $23.64 to $28.73

Franklin Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to supervise the activities of children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. Develop, administer, and coordinate services, perform management duties including collection development, staff development, and library operations.

Job Requirements include:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Three years of children's or young adult reference experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.

A copy of the job description is below.

Please apply with letter of interest and copy of MLS to:

Human Resources
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4810

Or email: smcneil@franklin.ma.us
EEO

THERE IS A 4 WEEK TRIAL AND TRAINING PERIOD.

Position Description

Title: Youth Services Librarian

Department: Library

Position Type: Professional

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is a professional level position responsible for the planning, development, implementation and promotion of a full range of library services for children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. This position also involves public service, reference, literacy and reader's advisory, collection development, materials processing, circulation, interlibrary loan, programming, community activities and outreach.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Management and Supervision

  • Works actively to promote and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Practices and models a positive, courteous image to the public.
  • Designs, organizes, executes, supervises and evaluates services and programs for children aged from infancy through eighteen.
  • Trains, supervises and develops library staff and volunteers.
  •  Interprets and explains policies to public and staff. Addresses patron questions, complaints or problems referred by staff.
  • Provides youth based innovative technology initiatives.
  • Identifies outside sources of funding and writes effective grant applications.
  • Assesses effectiveness of the department's services using statistical analysis of service data.
  • Participates in information gathering & data collection. Prepares and presents reports.

Programming

  • Develops, plans and presents creative, educational, and entertaining programs and special events for youth of all ages that encourage lifetime literacy, including programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age children and teens.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of an extensive selection of innovative programs for children from preschool through high school, including story times, book discussion groups and special events.

Collection Development & Maintenance

  • Works within the budget allocation to build a relevant collection of high quality resources in many formats based on the Library's Collection Development Policy, in consultation of a wide variety of acknowledged reviewing sources, professional judgment, needs assessment, requests, and cultural and educational interests of young people. Assigns collection development subject areas to staff.
  • Participates in the development and management of the library's electronic and digital resources.
  • Evaluates and implements improvements to the collection using a variety of evaluation tools and maintenance criteria.  Oversees collection maintenance.
  • Ensures that the children's and young adult's areas are organized in such a way as to create a physical and psychological environment that encourages use of the collection.
  • Assists in cataloging and processing library materials.

Reference Services

  • Provides general and in-depth reference assistance to patrons of all ages using a variety of print resources and automated systems.
  • Provides instruction on information gathering and research skills; the use of the Online Public Access Catalog, online databases, the Internet, and all library equipment and technology.
  • Performs network transfer functions, responds to interlibrary loan requests and performs virtual catalog searches.

Outreach Services

  • Provides outreach programs that offer information, education, special skills or recreation.
  • Establishes liaison and performs outreach activities with schools, home school providers, day care center, caregivers, community centers, and agencies serving youth to promote library services and facilitate programming and service delivery.
  • Coordinates assignments and summer reading lists with school personnel and presents book talks as requested by teachers and community groups.

Public Relations/Publicity

  • Uses all modern technologies and other innovative tools/media to effectively promote library services, programs and resources
  • Manages the children and youth web page, including development of new areas, and updating existing material. Prepares relevant and high quality content from internal and external sources.
  • Uses web and social networking tools to engage with and provide age-appropriate services to children & youth.

Additional Functions:

  • Compiles booklists and bibliographies on topics of interest to the community
  • Prepares exhibits and displays
  • Conducts library tours
  • Attends professional meetings and keeps abreast of current library practices.
  • Performs circulation and reference/information desk duties as needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications, Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Five years of children's or young adult reference experience. (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
  • In-depth knowledge of children's and youth collection development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, prepare, submit, and manage grants of benefit to youth.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries, and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive professional approach during periods of stress and change.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with library customers of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.
  • Establishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant information resources to meet evolving needs of children, youth and young adults.
  • Demonstrates an on-going commitment to continued professional development growth and career development.

Preferred

  • Three to five years of supervisory experience

Tools and Equipment Used

Personal computer; printers; telephone; copy machines and fax machines, audiovisual equipment, new technologies and other equipment as acquired.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently on his/her feet, stretching, bending, lifting. Incumbent is frequently required to walk, talk and hear. The incumbent must be able to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and up to 50 pounds with assistance. 

Work Schedule:

The work week is up to 35 hours assigned in the best interests of the Library, and will include evenings and weekends.

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Data Steward, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

The Takeda (formerly Millennium Pharmaceuticals) Commercial Operations team is seeking a Data Steward to join them in a long-term contract role through Randstad (until 3/31/15, which will more than likely be extended to 12/31/15). The full job description is below. The role would begin ASAP and will pay $22-$25/hour. The team prefers MILS graduates with data clean-up or digital archiving experience.

Data Steward Job Description

Responsible for the management, integrity and maintenance of Commercial dept's Customer Master, Customer Relationship Management system and alignment with data warehouse. Support ongoing data quality initiatives for the organization. Candidate will work with Commercial Operations, the field sales force and IT to update classifications and designations of professionals, organizations and affiliations. This includes data entry, updates, research and records reconciliation. Candidates must possess a determined attitude towards ensuring data accuracy with strong attention to detail and a hard work ethic. The ideal candidate is a team oriented person with a goal driven attitude.

  • Day to day management of commercial operations customer master and customer relationship management system
  • Conduct data cleanup activities to ensure integrity of data
  • Work with IT, Commercial Operations and the sales force to update and cleanse customer database
  • Research customer data using data bases and the internet
  • Assist in data cleanup projects and matching/merging of data

Prior experience of knowledge of CRM/Salesforce is preferable.

Contact:

Jaclyn (Keefe) Kopek
Account Manager
Randstad Corporate Services

On-site business partner of Takeda
40 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 444-4463
jaclyn.keefe@takeda.com
jaclyn.keefe@randstadusa.com

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Children's Librarian, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Our team of top-notch youth services librarians is seeking a third member to re-energize programs and services for elementary-aged children at a fun, award-winning public library.

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham NH is looking for an outgoing, energetic team member to enhance already excellent children's services, especially for kids in grades one through five. Position responsibilities include collection development, programming, and school outreach. Over the past decade, the library has been named the NH Library of the Year, and awarded Librarian of the Year, Children's Librarian of the Year, and Trustee of the Year. The library has a strong commitment to youth services as evidenced by the three full-time staff members serving children from birth through high school.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative, and motivated individual with a great sense of humor. You will have an obvious enthusiasm for working with children and empathy for their interests and needs. We need you to be tech savvy, approachable, flexible, and have a "yes" attitude toward customer service. The position requires confidence, resourcefulness, adaptability, and a positive outlook; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with children of all ages and their families; expert knowledge of children's literature and trends; performance and programming ability and experience; computer skills, including word processing, Internet searching, OPAC and ILS use, common electronic resources and apps, mobile devices, and knowledge of and interest in resources for children.

Demonstrated success serving children and families is required. Strong candidates will have knowledge of materials selection, reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity as well as a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position (including MLS/MLIS from an accredited college or university, accredited Masters or Bachelor's Degree in a field related to child development and/or youth services, successful experience as a children's librarian or teacher). Beginning salary $37,000 - $39,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Full job description available at http://library.strathamnh.gov. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Library Director Lesley Kimball: wigginML@comcast.net or Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 24, 2014 to be considered.

Contact: Lesley Kimball
Wiggin Memorial Library
Stratham NH
wigginml@comcast.net
library.strathamnh.gov
603-772-4346

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Library Director, Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME

The Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor, ME is seeking an enthusiastic professional to serve as Library Director.

The Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community. We seek an individual who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, organized and very public service oriented. The right candidate will be able to take on the general management of the library, fundraising, developing partnerships with other local organizations and working with a large roster of volunteers in a multitude of capacities.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology (including website & social media skills), and best practices for public libraries are a must.

The Dorcas Library is a beautiful library with a collection of over 13,000 items and a yearly circulation of 9000 items. If you are passionate about public libraries, energetic, have leadership skills, a heart of service, enjoy Maine coastal living and being part of close-knit communities, this is the opportunity for you.

This position is part-time at 18 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience.  Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school or Maine State Library Certification highly desired.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology required.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, understand the importance of volunteers in the library, the ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent technology skills.

Please submit a resume in pdf format to dorcas@dorcas.lib.me.us. Applications will be accepted through October 31st.

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Associate Director for Library Education and Research, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA has an opening for an Associate Director for Library Education and Research. Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, the Associate Director for Education and Research will work closely with the Management Council and staff to carry out the library's strategic vision and priorities, guide library programs, services and staff, and enable optimal overall library performance. The Associate Director will provide strategic vision, leadership, and management to staff in the areas of education, clinical, research, scholarly publishing (copyright, open access, and the institutional repository), and outreach.

All applications must be submitted online: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/23818/assoc-dir%2c-lib-education-%26-research/job.

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Foreign Language Catalogers, The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. has openings for experienced foreign language catalogers to work on an on-call basis in our Windsor, CT office or remotely.

Duties: Perform original and copy cataloging on non-English language materials in a variety of formats.

Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited); fluency in English and at least one foreign language. Preferred languages include Portuguese, Greek, Arabic and Russian, but all recent foreign language cataloging experience will be given consideration. Recent experience required in the following areas: original and copy cataloging, RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC searching and MARC editing.

Other requirements: For remote work, must have computer with newer operating system and reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Compensation: Will vary, depending on client project criteria. No benefits.

Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com.

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Research Intern, Office of Resource Development, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The LHT Research Associate provides the following Research services for the Office of Resource Development at Harvard Medical School (HMS): weekly newsletter; monitoring news alerts; prospect identification; ADVANCE database management (alumni, donor, and prospect data); and other research and administrative projects as assigned.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop the Weekly Newsletter by tracking and disseminating news and information for HMS graduates, Advisory Council members, and Board of Fellow members
  • Running the deceased individual report for inclusion of any alumni deaths in the Newsletter
  • Assisting with ADVANCE donor database maintenance
  • Identify new individual HMS prospects through a variety of methods, including data mining the ADVANCE donor database, reviewing real estate transactions, alumni newsletters, donor reports, and screening results
  • Compiling preliminary biographical and financial data for use in donor/prospect profiles
  • Reviewing paper and electronic periodicals
  • Administrative responsibilities such as filing, copying, faxing, and occasional front desk coverage

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Has no direct supervisory responsibilities; reports to Senior Research Associates and the Director of Research

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

College degree and at least one year of related work experience preferred

SKILLS:

  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Working knowledge of computer applications
  • Research experience in print reference materials and the Internet
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently

This is an excellent part-time opportunity for someone considering a career in nonprofit management or fundraising, or who shares a strong interest in the Harvard Medical School's mission. Additionally, the intern will gain valuable experience in data analysis, internet searching, and donor (prospect) research.

The ideal candidate is a current student with interest in Business Librarianship or Information Science & Technology. This position is a non-credit internship.

The position will pay $12/hour; not to exceed 17 hours per week.

Interested candidates, please send a resume including a list of courses completed to John F. Foschio, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Medical School at: john_foschio@hms.harvard.edu

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Library Assistant, AccuFile, Boston, MA

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks enthusiastic Library Assistant for part-time position at a law firm in downtown Boston. This entry level role entails both library and administrative tasks. The work will be ongoing, 5 days per week for 4 hours per day. The Library Assistant position is a great career opportunity for a SLIS student with the ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Process new library materials;
  • Check-in and distribution of library mail using SydneyPlus ILS;
  • Perform timely distribution of routed current awareness and other library materials;
  • Monitor of client's library email;
  • File legal research updates;
  • Update library postings on client firm's intranet;
  • General law library maintenance including shelving and organizing library materials;
  • Perform cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection development and document retrieval as directed;
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Library Services.

Qualifications:

  • Some college level education required; MLIS student preferred;
  • Law firm or library experience required;
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products with knowledge of SydneyPlus ILS highly desired;
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

To apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, jobs@accufile.com.

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit

www.accufile.com

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Scientific Editor, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

Position Summary:

The position is working for Randstad on-site at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

The position is a 6-12 month contract position.

The Nonclinical Writing group is looking for a contract Scientific Editor to coordinate reviews and edit nonclinical documentation for regulatory submissions. Scientific Editors are critical to the success of the Nonclinical Writing group and are primarily responsible for editing nonclinical study reports and submission sections, as well as timeline management related to those documents.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This candidate will be responsible for:

  • Independently editing nonclinical protocols, reports, and summary document sections.
  • Providing ad hoc writing support for reports and written and tabulated summary sections.
  • Creating content-rich templates.
  • Independently creating nonclinical tabulated summaries.
  • Using their regulatory and editorial expertise to provide guidance to nonclinical project team members.

Duties:

  • Edit nonclinical protocols, reports, and regulatory summary document (submission) sections (eg, INDs, IMPDs, Briefing Documents).
  • Populate annual updates for regulatory agencies (eg, IND ARs, DSURs) from final reports and protocols.
  • With guidance, coordinate the nonclinical components (timeline, reviews, revisions) on projects of moderate scope (eg, nonclinical sections of an IND).
  • Represent the nonclinical function on cross-functional submission working group meetings.
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to project timelines.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 3+ years pharma or related experience.
  • Experience with scientific editing/writing or publications preferred.

Years of Experience:

3-5 years

Contact:

Lauri Marsanne
Sr. Account Manager
On-site business partner of:
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
40 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.444.4360
Lauri.marsanne@takeda.com
Lauri.marsanne@randstadusa.com

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Young Adult's Librarian II, Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian II position in the Grove Hall Branch. The successful candidate will execute the Library's program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

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.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school.

Experience - Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults' literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements

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

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

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

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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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.

Salary

$44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Bilingual skills (Spanish) desirable.

Requirements

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

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

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

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Humanities Librarian, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Humanities Librarian.  The successful candidate will be oversee collection development and management as well as provide reference and instructional support for the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  In addition, the Humanities Librarian will provide general reference service and will be expected to carry out scholarly and service activities required to attain tenure.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of humanities information resources.  Educational background and/or experience in a relevant humanities discipline.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience using resources in the humanities. Work experience in academic libraries, particularly collection development, reference and instruction.  Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.  Knowledge of current assessment issues/trends in academic libraries. Record of professional service and/or scholarship. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable. 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to libjobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

For a more detailed position description, see: https://jedi.tcnj.edu/webteam/employment/academic

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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Library Director, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate must be aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date Winter 2015.  The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston.  Wellesley has an excellent school system and three thriving colleges within its boundaries.  The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library and two branch libraries, with a unionized staff of 68.  Other relevant statistics include a budget of $2.25 million, annual circulation of 855,000, and a collection exceeding 300,000 items.  This library has a long history of providing high quality, innovative services.

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

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel and financial management are essential.  The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, dedication, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, six years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. Salary range $75,000 to $115,000 commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit http://www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org/directorsearch.html for more information.  Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 15, 2014.

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Processing Archivist, Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time (24 hours per week) processing archivist for one year at The JTS Library. The processing archivist will be responsible for processing collections in Hebrew and English and work with Archivist Toolkit. The position commences in November 2014 and runs through October 2015 and is under the supervision of the Administrative Librarian for Special Collections.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at www.jtsa.edu/library.xml

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Physical reorganization, rehousing and sorting of archival collection in multiple formats including audio.
  • Creation of finding aid in EAD format utilizing Archivist Toolkit  

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management.
  • Excellent reading knowledge of Hebrew 
  • One year's experience in processing archival collections 
  • Experience working with Archivist Toolkit
  • Experience working with digital objects
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks

Application Instructions:Please send your resume and cover letter to hrdept@jtsa.edu.

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Health Sciences Librarian, Mugar Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code1767/I3014*

Job Description

Lead library staff in supporting health science interests across the Boston University Charles River campus. Act as primary liaison for department chairs, faculty, and students in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College and engage in outreach to other campus constituencies, such as School of Public Health students. Provide library instruction, research, and consultative services for faculty and students in the discovery, evaluation, and organization of scholarly resources as both specialist and generalist collaborating in a team departmental environment. Develop and maintain web-based materials to support and maintain these services. Manage library collections for health sciences and other assigned subject areas, and stay abreast of developments in scholarly communication and higher education. Integrate technology into all aspects of work.

Required Skills

MLS, advanced degree in health sciences preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated expertise using web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. One to three years of related experience. Based on experience, candidate would be hired as a Librarian I (Salary Grade 41) or a Librarian II (Salary Grade 42).

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

Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

SalaryGrade 41/42

Apply for this position online.

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Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that
integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS degree, and five years related experience. Mass. DESE licensure: Library Media Specialist, and Supervisor/Director (Non-Core)

Salary:  $99,945 - $114,104

To Apply:  Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

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Part Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Part time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 10 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $23.75-$27.89/hr, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Young Adult Specialist, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with particular focus on service to middle school students that supports education and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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