Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Program Overview

The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program enables undergraduate and graduate students to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library. Working under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions, fellows explore digital initiatives and increase access to the institution's unparalleled collections and resources. Fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: copyright, preservation, reference, access, and information technology.  In the past, summer fellows have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing the Library's rich cultural, creative and intellectual assets.  No previous experience is necessary, but fellowships are competitive and special skills or knowledge is usually desired. Selections are based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a selection official. A list of project opportunities for 2015 is available online.

Program Focus

The focus of the 2015 program is on increasing access to special, legal and copyright collections, and promoting awareness and appreciation of the Library's services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. Fellows encourage the use of collections and services − ensuring that the Library of Congress is known as a living, dynamic center for scholarly work and connections. Program participants inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve, and research collections in varied formats, as well as assist in digital library initiatives. Upon completion of their assignments, fellows work closely with Library curators and specialists to plan and present a display of their most significant discoveries and accomplishments. The program is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Jefferson Patterson and the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund. A gift from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, chairman emeritus of the Library's James Madison Council private-sector advisory group, established the Knowledge Navigators Trust Fund, which will bring outstanding talent to the Library to benefit from first-hand interactions with its unparalleled collections, experts and programs and train future leaders for the information age. The goal of Knowledge Navigators is to energize innovation and creativity across all sectors by providing access to an expanding universe of information that is reliable and authentic.

Eligibility

Applicants must be U. S. citizens, currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate (college, university, or Tribal College) or graduate levels, or have graduated since August 2014 from an undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants must be a first time intern with the Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. Program participants from previous years are not eligible to reapply.

Terms

The 2015 summer fellowships begin June 1, 2015 and end August 7, 2015 The comprehensive orientation program scheduled during the first weeks includes training in preservation techniques and instructions for the safe handling of rare materials, many of which date back to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Fellows work full-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, and receive a taxable income of $300.00 per week.

Fellows are temporary employees of the Library of Congress and are not eligible for Federal Employee benefits and privileges. However, they are protected by worker's compensation laws and eligible for a Transit Benefits Program for qualified individuals who use the Metro System, Virginia Railway Express, MARC commuter trains, county and commercial buses, and qualified commercial van pools to commute to their jobs at the Library.

Application Process

Applications for the 2015 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program are being accepted on USAJobs.gov from December 15, 2014 through January 23, 2015.

Application Deadline

All applications (and supporting documents) must be received by the deadline January 23, 2015, 11:59 PMIncomplete application packages will not be considered.

Selection Process

Applications will be forwarded to selecting officials in the Library who will arrange telephone interviews with promising applicants, based on materials submitted.  After completion of the selection process those selected will be provided with detailed information on reporting for their fellowship.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Library and Archives Internship, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Application deadline:  Feb. 1, 2015

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a graduate level student in Library Science or Archival studies (or related equivalent) to gain experience in the operations and management of a horticultural special library and institutional archives. Recent graduates may also apply.

The intern works in each section of the unit--Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives--to develop projects aimed at furthering professional interests while working to achieve unit goals.  This is a 40 hour per week, paid position with optional free housing (a taxable benefit).  Longwood Gardens is a public display garden located in Kennett Square, PA, 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. 

Position is available: June 1, 2015 -  June 2016

Application Deadline: February  1, 2015.   Review of applications will begin immediately.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform basic reference interviews and services.  Become familiar with, and able to train others in, using EOS International integrated library system (ILS), ebrary ebooks, JSTOR, BioOne, and other relevant databases.
  • Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials
  • Perform circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.
  • Assist and train patrons in the use of computers and software, A/V equipment, and copier.
  • Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.
  • Assist with scanning, managing, classification, and other projects with digital assets.
  • Assist in cataloging materials (or object collections).
  • Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.
  • Participate in student activities and field trips as scheduled.

Qualifications

  • Be pursuing or have recently completed a Masters of Science in Library Science (MLS) or related equivalent.
  • Be able and willing to work independently.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with people in a courteous, patient, and professional manner. 
  • Have physical ability to push fully-loaded book carts and handle heavy or oversize volumes.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens' policies and procedures.
  • Have a valid driver's license.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week.  This is a paid position at a rate of $9.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided.  Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

Completed applications should include:

  1. Completed application form accessible here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/apply-now/application
  2. A copy of your resume.
  3. A statement of your professional objectives (approximately 200 words).
  4. Official transcripts of all college courses (must show cumulative GPA).
  5. A reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with your advisor's signature over the flap).
  6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with your employer's signature over the flap).

Please send items 1-3 together. Please have transcripts sent directly to the address below. Recommendation letters may either be emailed to EDU-studies@longwoodgardens.org or mailed to the address below. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Must be received by February 1, 2015.

Domestic and International Studies
Longwood Gardens
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA  19348-0501 USA
FAX:  610-388-5488
EMAIL:  EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

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Part-time Law Librarians, AccuFile, MA and RI

AccuFile seeks Part-time Law Librarians for ongoing temporary assignments with client firms in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct cost-effective research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media;
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials;
  • 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:

  • Two to four years of work experience in a law firm with strong working knowledge of legal research resources and online databases with Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree or equivalent highly desired;
  • 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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Reference Librarian (part-time), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Title: Reference Librarian (Part-Time)

Salary: $21.49 per hour (no benefits)

Hours: Saturday, September to May, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., one every other month
Saturday, June to August, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., two per month
Sunday, September to June, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., two per month (time and a half on Sundays)

The Needham Free Public Library is seeking an experienced reference librarian to fill the position of Part-Time Reference Librarian.  Under the general supervision of the Reference Supervisor, the ideal candidate will perform a variety of activities, as an information resource to the community.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising and assisting individuals or groups in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Providing answers to patrons' questions, both ready reference or in greater bibliographic depth
  • Assisting the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research, information, and reader's advisory service
  • Answering inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services
  • Working on building library databases with town information
  • Learning searching and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Instructing the public on the search methodologies used in the online databases accessible from within the library and from home
  • Instructing the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other reference area devices
  • Having a working knowledge of and be able to troubleshoot the reference and public computers and printers
  • Assuming responsibility for the reference area in the absence of the full-time reference librarians

Required:  Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, plus one year of professional experience.  May consider MLS candidates.

Please send letter of application and resume by January 2, 2105 to:

dmastroianni@minlib.net or:

Dana Mastroianni, Assistant Director
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA  02492

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Reference/Young Adult Librarian (Part-time), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Title: Reference/Young Adult Librarian (Part-Time)

Salary: $21.49 per hour (no benefits)

Hours: Monday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September to May, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., one per month
Saturday, June to August, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., two per month

The Needham Free Public Library is seeking an experienced reference librarian to fill the position of Part-Time Reference Librarian.  Under the general supervision of the Reference Supervisor, the ideal candidate will perform a variety of activities, as an information resource to the community.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising and assisting individuals or groups in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Providing answers to patrons' questions, both ready reference or in greater bibliographic depth
  • Taking responsibility for the Young Adult Fiction Collection, including selecting, weeding, and promoting.  Work with schools to facilitate access to summer reading titles.
  • Assisting the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research, information, and reader's advisory service
  • Answering inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services
  • Learning searching and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Instructing the public on the search methodologies used in the online databases accessible from within the library and from home
  • Instructing the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other reference area devices
  • Having a working knowledge of and be able to troubleshoot the reference and public computers and printers
  • Assuming responsibility for the reference area in the absence of the full-time reference librarians

Required:  Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science, plus one year of professional experience.  May consider MLS candidates.

Please send letter of application and resume by January 2, 2015 to:

dmastroianni@minlib.net or:

Dana Mastroianni, Assistant Director
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Chief Youth & Family Services Officer, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

A place like no other--the Hartford Public Library (http://www.hplct.org/)--seeks a Chief Youth & Family Services Officer like no other to be a vital dynamic part of the Library's leadership team. This new leader will be a key Library partner working with City agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the Hartford Public Schools setting the vision for the future for Hartford's children and young adults. The successful candidate will be customer-focused, forward-thinking, and collaborative with both internal and external customers. The Chief Youth & Family Services Officer will also be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues, will understand cutting edge youth services and technology trends, be committed to literacy for all ages, and facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and families. Creativity and innovation are part of the complete package and a joy for working in a large, diverse, urban environment is crucial.  Ongoing programs include YOUmedia Hartford and the YOUmedia Makers Space, the Library's Great Summer Read, the Center for Civic Engagement, ARTWalk, the award-winning American Place, CTWorks@HPL, The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library, the Hartford History Center, and One Book, One Hartford.  A 2002 IMLS National Service Medal winner, the Library was also a finalist for the medal in both 2013 and 2014.  Hartford Public Library serves 124,775 residents with ten facilities and a $9.6 million annual budget. In FY14, the library staff (98FTE) hosted 833,000 visits and circulated nearly 500,000 items.

Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is the fourth largest Connecticut City and home to the nation's oldest public art museum, the oldest public park, and the birthplace of the Boys and Girls Club.  Hartford also was home to Caroline Hewins, the Library's first chief librarian, who was a national leader in the early 20th century for creating services for children in the public library.  The City is proud of its innovative iQuilt project, a culture based urban design plan for Downtown Hartford--a compact historic district with more than 45 cultural assets and destinations (including the Library)--accessible through a pedestrian network. Its centerpiece is the GreenWalk, a one mile chain of parks and plazas connecting the Capitol to the Connecticut River waterfront. The City's goals include a more walkable, sustainable and welcoming downtown, an improved cultural network, and a stronger economy and workforce. Hartford is a city of neighborhoods and housing choices range from a loft to a Victorian home to a starter home.  For additional information on the Library and the City, see Hartford Has It! (http://www.gossagesager.com/Hartfordlinks.htm)

Responsibilities. The Chief Youth & Family Services Officer is responsible for the successful delivery of services and programs to families, children and young adults through cooperative and collaborative external partnerships; designs and executes the strategic initiatives to address needs; coordinates collection development and selects materials for purchase; and ensures effective communication with other departments and partners. Reporting to the chief executive officer and serving on the Library's leadership team, the Chief Youth & Family Services Officer performs professional, managerial, and administrative work of a highly responsible nature in directing and coordinating the activities of the library program. With considerable independent judgment, discretion, and initiative, this position develops youth collections, plans, and implements services and activities to meet present and anticipated community needs ensuring the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers. This position also acknowledges and accepts the library's vision, mission and core values, respects the library's confidentiality policy and maintains the integrity of Hartford Public Library.

Qualifications.  Minimum qualifications include: an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in public services with a concentration in youth and family services.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to think strategically at a high leadership level, proven success in system-wide and community partnerships, project management skills, sound public presentation skills, thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern library operation and administration, and a strong commitment to working in a team environment.  Expectations also include strong oral and written communication skills and budgeting experience. Experience working in a multi-branch urban setting and a union environment is preferred. For the complete position description, please visit Chief Youth & Family Services Officer (http://www.gossagesager.com/HartfordYSjobdesc.pdf).

Compensation. The position's salary range is $79,720 - $113,533 annually and a competitive employee benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/contactus.html).  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, and apply on or before the closing date of February 1, 2015. 

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management

Announcing SEI 2015!  See http://seiworkshop.org/

In its twelfth year as a joint program between the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), the annual Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 9-12, 2015.

SEI is an intensive workshop featuring a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today's professional, including hands-on and lecture modules. Expert instructors cover intellectual property rights, the digital life cycle, metadata and cataloging, essential tools of image management, digital preservation, and uses of images in digital humanities. Attendees also enjoy an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to future career roles, during the ThinkCamp interactive session planned for the final afternoon of SEI.

The SEI curriculum is suited to information professionals new to the field, those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to gain image management training, and more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals with a range of professional roles have benefited from past SEIs, including visual resources professionals, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions.

Registration for SEI 2015 opens in mid-January.  The SEI website will be augmented with additional information as registration approaches.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact the SEI co-chairs, Meghan Musolff (musolffm@umich.edu) or Greta Bahnemann (bahne002@umn.edu) with questions.

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Junior Fellowship, European Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

For a stipend of $3,000, the 2015 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from June 1 through Aug. 7, 2015, to inventory, describe and explore collection holdings and to assist with digital-preservation outreach activities throughout the Library. The program aims to increase access to collections and awareness of the Library's digital-preservation programs by making them better-known and available to Members of Congress, scholars, researchers, students, teachers and the general public.

The candidate selected to be the European Division's Junior Fellow (just one Fellow for the European Division) will assist with "light" cataloging of the European Division's "Cyrillic 4 collection" of about 1,000 mostly slender Russian-language monographs published primarily between 1880 and 1940.  The ideal Junior Fellow candidate for the European Division will:  1) have a good reading knowledge of Russian; 2) be enrolled in a graduate program for Library Science studies; and 3) be interested in learning (or already know something about) basic cataloging. 

U.S. citizenship is required.  Unfortunately, a green card is not sufficient.  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Fellows may receive course credit - at the full discretion of the student's university.

A common question is, "Do I have to be there for the entire 10 weeks?   In a word, yes.  Fellows must certainly be present during the first week when all 40 Fellows will receive group orientations before they disperse to work in various divisions of the Library.  It is possible to miss a very few days during the 10 weeks, but not during the first or last weeks.

For more details about the program and information on how to apply, visit www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/.

THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015.

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Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, outreach, and collaboration, through visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture, to faculty, students, and researchers.  Visual materials collections in the Fine Arts Library document all aspects of Islamic art and architecture through formats that include digital images, 35mm and glass lantern slides for teaching as well historic photographs and albums, illustrated publications, postcards, and ephemera.  Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, & participation in collection development/management. Works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library and the faculty/staff of the Aga Khan Program.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

Collection Management, Development, and Access:

  • Acquires, evaluates, and identifies digital resources and other visual formats for the Library's image teaching and research collection in Islamic art and architecture 
  • In collaboration with the AKPIA Bibliographer and the FAL Photographic Resources Librarian, assists in the assessment and selection of  historic photographs and other visual materials in the Fine Arts Library's collection for digitization,  preservation, or special projects 
  •  Works with AKPIA and other faculty members, students, fellows, and visiting scholars to set collection priorities based on research and curricular needs 
  • Works with the Visual Resources Librarian, to coordinate and prioritize production of different digital products (scanning, uploading, cataloging); tracks workflows and timely service to users 
  • Provides intellectual control for Islamic visual materials in OLIVIA, ARTstor Shared Shelf, and other catalogues including collaboration with other staff to establish best practices and authority control 
  • Contributes to planning and implementing projects involving the digitization and /or publication of Islamic visual materials 
  • Together with the Visual Resources Librarian, develops long-range objectives for Islamic visual image collections in consultation with AKPIA faculty and staff

Reference and instructional support:

  • Provides research services for visual materials in Islamic art and architectural history for faculty, students, and researchers throughout the University community 
  • Selects and provides images in appropriate formats for teaching and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites 
  • Provides individual and group research support including in-class workshops and personalized instruction 
  • Assists faculty and students in integrating visual and presentation technologies in lectures, course websites
  • Prepares online research guides, reference tools, and finding aids for Islamic visual materials  
  • Assists with image research and provides images, as needed, for Muqarnas and other Harvard and MIT AKPIA publications

Collaboration and outreach:

  • Collaborates with diverse Harvard colleagues including the Loeb Design Library, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program 
  • Collaborates with AKPIA Documentation Center at MIT, Archnet, and other external initiatives on the creation and sharing of metadata, content, and services for users of visual materials on Islamic art and architecture such as SAHARA

Collaboration and outreach:

  • Works with other Harvard groups supporting interdisciplinary and digital scholarship, such as academic departments and programs, DASH, CGA, metaLab, and Digital Humanities, to develop content and research/teaching opportunities.  Seeks and collaborates with other stakeholders to develop projects for access to and dissemination of Islamic visual culture. 
  • Serves as needed with the Visual Resources Librarian on University-wide library working groups for image metadata tools and standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises year-round student employees and temporary/project staff (as needed) in the creation of level and collection-level metadata and indexing for Islamic visual materials in all formats. 
  • Hires and trains student and project staff in ARTstor Shared Shelf and/or other cataloging and presentation tools. 
  • Assign metadata creation and indexing projects to student and project staff. 
  • Performs quality assurance for Islamic image metadata.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science or equivalent experience 
  • 3-5 years of academic library experience or equivalent required 
  • Graduate study in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Islamic world, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and/or background.  
  • Familiarity with at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Persian, Turkish)  
  • Expertise in image metadata standards and online data creation and access 
  •  Computer skills including databases, digital image file management, presentation tools, and social media required.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of western European languages, especially French and German 
  • Knowledge of the historic and contemporary fields of Islamic art and architecture and historical study and their constituent disciplines. 
  • Familiarity with other archival collection projects related to visual culture and history of the Middle East

Harvard College Library information:

Founded in 1638, Harvard has a rich legacy of libraries that continues into the 21st century. In total there are over 70 libraries at Harvard that comprise the Harvard library system, with combined holdings of over 16 million items. More than 11  million of those items are part of the collection of a centrally  administered unit within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences that is  referred to as the Harvard College Library (HCL). It is comprised of Widener, Lamont, Birkhoff Mathematical, Cabot Science, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Fine Arts, Harvard-Yenching, Houghton, Loeb Music, Physics Research, and Tozzer libraries and the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Map Collection, and the Harvard Theatre Collection.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.hcl.harvard.edu/news/index.cfm

For information on Harvard College Library's Green Initiatives, please visit:
http://hcl.harvard.edu/news/articles/2011/green_office_wrap_up.cfm

Apply now.

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Professional Librarian, Reference Department, Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, MA

Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school and candidacy for Massachusetts Certificate of Professional Librarianship is required. Two (2) years experience working in a library is required, public library experience is preferred. Formal training and experience with computers is required. Organizational skills and effective communication skills are required. Training or experience in the conservation of archival materials in preferred.

Specific job qualifications are listed in the job description.

Hours: 37.5 hours a week (to include evening and weekend shifts)

Salary Range: $41,720-57,518

Benefits: Paid sick leave, vacation; contributory health, dental and life insurance

Applications may be obtained online at www.tewksbury-ma.gov or at the Human Resources office at the temporary Town Hall located at 464 Main Street.

The Town of Tewksbury is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

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Community Relations Coordinator, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

Are you an enthusiastic and visionary community relations professional interested in working in a dynamic public library environment? Are you skilled in fundraising, social media, graphic design and special events? You may be the right person to join our team.

The Morse Institute Library, a public library serving a vibrant and diverse community of 33,000, is seeking a creative, forward thinking individual to join our customer-centered staff. This 28 hour a week benefited professional will develop, implement and coordinate library publicity, programming and fundraising efforts within the library and in the larger community.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the library's development program, identifying and securing alternative funding to support new and on-going programs.
  • Research, prepare and submit grant proposals.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with Natick schools, municipal departments, non-profit organizations, civic groups and businesses.
  • Develop and manage community outreach programs and special events, such as National Library Week, Natick Days and Cultural Center activities.
  • Coordinate volunteer opportunities with community organizations.
  • Lead library marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Serve as a member of the Library Administration Team, Leadership Team and the User Experience Team

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing, fundraising and charitable giving, project development and management, and event planning.
  • Excellent and professional communication, interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library marketing, social media and graphic design.
  • BA or BS required.

Compensation: Salary range of $32,900-49,000 for 28 hours per week, with excellent benefits in accordance with town policy. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 9, 2015. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and Town of Natick application to Jane Finlay, Assistant Director at jfinlay@minlib.net or Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760. The Town of Natick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Digital Curation Intern, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge, MA

Open Learning Exchange (OLE) seeks a dedicated, passionate library intern to curate and expand our digital library, or BeLL (Basic e-Learning Library). This individual will coordinate library resource collection, maintenance, and software quality assurance efforts. This position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in library sciences, digital preservation, international education, and literacy programs.

About Open Learning Exchange, International

Open Learning Exchange, International, is a social benefit organization, established in 2007 as an advocate of ensuring a quality basic education for all. OLE International works closely throughout the developing world with nation-based organizations such as OLE Kenya, to develop and scale powerful Open Learning Communities and Schools that ensure everyone a quality education.

OLE's Open Learning System emphasizes systemic changes in leadership, supported by high quality open learning resources, with near real-time feedback that provides evidence of the effectiveness. We employ affordable, portable and scalable technologies that do not require the Internet and that can be powered locally. This approach is especially effective working with remote and marginalized communities, schools and health clinics with limited resources. Our goal is enable the members of these communities to transform learning into an active, engaging and sustained process that is relevant to the specific and evolving needs of everyone in their community, from children in their wombs to the elderly during their last years on earth.

Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, India, Rwanda, Uganda, and Peru.

Internship Details

We ask that our Digital Library Curator Intern commits to 25 hours a week. Telecommuting is possible, but two days per week must be spent in our conveniently located office in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Preference will be given to a candidate who can commit at least 4 months to OLE. Please note that this position is unpaid, but it will provide diverse experiences in the workplace.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the curation of open educational resources for the BeLL.
  • Identifying and collecting open educational resources for the BeLL.
  • Spearheading library development efforts related to usability.
  • Assisting with the library's software quality assurance process.
  • Providing administrative support to OLE's management team as needed.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to OLE's mission.
  • Bring to OLE passion for digital libraries.
  • Be skilled in informational organization and metadata management.
  • Be familiar with Classification Web and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Self-direct, prioritize, and take initiative.
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Be proficient in French, Spanish, Somali, Swahili, or Arabic.
  • Have previous experience in an international or nonprofit setting.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should use the following website to apply for this position.

Applications received by any other means will not be considered.

http://applywizard.com/5ed3.5829

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Call for Applications: Beta Phi Mu Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Applications are now being accepted for the Beta Phi Mu Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.  These $3,000 awards are for students in LIS and related doctoral degree programs at approved institutions, who are at the dissertation writing stage. Submission deadline is March 15, 2015. For more information, see: http://beta-phi-mu.org/scholarships/garfield/.

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Information Technology Librarian, Towson University, Towson, MD

Position:

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a permanent status track Librarian to lead the library's information technology operations, head the Library IT Department, and participate in library decision-making as a member of the Library Management Council.

Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum 3 years post-MLS professional library experience, including experience in library information technology, library instruction, and web development. Background in computer science, information science or information systems required. Demonstrated knowledge of library operations software and systems; experience in developing and implementing web and database applications; knowledge or experience with web client and server applications, databases, web programming environments, HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and scripting languages; knowledge of or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to improve library operations. Experience with library discovery tools and knowledge or experience with Drupal preferred. Experience working with library APIs desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries. Experience working with library API's desirable. Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and oversee complex projects with diverse technological needs. Evidence of innovation in implementing emerging information technologies in libraries. Proven ability to manage in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarship. For more information about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment.

Responsibilities:

Direct and oversee Library's information technology resources, services, and infrastructure including hardware and applications to support library operations and library users. 

The principal responsibilities of the Information Technology Librarian are:

  • Planning, development and evaluation of the Library's information technology infrastructure, operations and services in collaboration with other Library departments, the campus Office of Technology Services, and the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.
  • Management, training, and development of Library Information Technology staff.
  • Planning and oversight of Library technology budget and expenditures.
  • Investigation, development, and implementation of library information technology, such as discovery tools, integrated library systems, resource sharing and mobile applications.
  • Leadership of library web initiatives and development.
  • Development and implementation of technology applications for research, information literacy instruction, and resource access.
  • Teaching course-integrated information literacy classes.
  • Serving as liaison to faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
  • Providing technology training for library employees and university faculty.
  • As Head of the Library Information Technology Department and member of the Library Management Council, participate in strategic planning and resource deployment decisions for the entire library. 

Towson University librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II, depending on qualifications. 

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. 

Application Process:

Preference given to applications received by January 31, 2015. Position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to: 

Diane Cascella
Information Technology Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-2844.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to be our point person for serving children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, and outreach. Youth services will be a strong focus of the library growing into a new and expanded facility. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and push the library forward.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (MLS preferred) in Library Science, Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university- experience working in a library - Working knowledge of library practices and procedures OR - Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

$14.50/hour, 30 hours per week, paid vacation, sick time, holidays. Some evenings and Saturdays required.

Resumes will be considered beginning December 12. Position will be open until filled.

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. Having recently undergone a new building project, our library is housed in a beautiful new facility with all the amenities that come with thoughtful community centered design.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Michael Sullivan, Director
Kingston Community Library
2 Library Lane
Kingston, NH 03848
director@kingston-library.org

Complete job description at: http://www.kingston-library.org/p/staff-trustees.html

This facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Rivier University has a position available for a Part-time Reference Librarian.

Job description: Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. Oversee library building activity; and in the absence of the circulation staff, the circulation desk. Assist with other tasks within the User Services Department. This position is for the entire year, excluding certain breaks and holidays. Hours needed are Tuesday and Wednesday 4pm-8:30pm during the academic year and 4pm-9pm during the summer session.

Qualifications: Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (or a combination of education and experience). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory

Submit cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to jobs@rivier.edu or Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 S. Main St., Nashua, NH 03060. EOE.

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School Librarian, Chelsea High School, Chelsea, MA

Qualifications:

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.

Reports to: School library supervisor/department head [in a large building] and building principal

Supervises: Paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff, and, if applicable, volunteers, student assistants

Job Goals:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

Terms of Employment: Teacher work year plus extended-year days

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies.

Roles and Responsibilities

Teacher:

  • collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • 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:

  • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • benchmarks the 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 staff

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

If interested in the position, please email resume to Principal Johari at joharip@chelseaschools.com.

Adapted from the AASL L4L Job Description. Approved by the MSLA Executive Board 4/2011

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Librarian, WI Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Wage/​Salary:

$40,358/year - $59,405/year

Job Description:

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsin's state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

Job Duties

  • administration and operation of institution library, media center and law library 
  • provision of library services to inmates and staff
  • development and maintenance of book and other material collection 
  • management and observation of inmate movement and activity in library

Special Notes: The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current classification and cataloging practices, principles, and systems
  • Knowledge of current library application of computer technology
  • Knowledge of current reference sources and procedures
  • Knowledge of current audiovisual equipment and materials
  • Knowledge of law libraries and legal reference materials
  • Knowledge of library administration and budgeting methods
  • Knowledge of bibliographic instruction methods
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin inter-library loan guidelines

Application Instructions:

Apply on-line in WISCJOBS, http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp in one of two ways, either: 1) click on "Log In" to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 13-01979 and then click on "Apply Now" or 2) if new to WISCJOBS, first create a new account to complete an initial application and then continue with the on-line process. Please follow the Exam Instructions closely to create your exam and successfully save and finalize in order to be considered.

Deadline to Apply: Application and examination materials must be completed and finalized on-line by the end of the day (11:59 P.M.) on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Completed (finalized) application/examination materials will be reviewed and scored after the deadline date. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Online Application Address:

http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp

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Librarian III, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Union/Salary Range$43,745-$49,839

Job Description:

An employee working in this class requires advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills, and techniques of library science and management for use in a library; specialization in either of the areas of technical services or cataloging, systems, children's, and young adult librarianship, special collections or public services will be required.

Required Education/Experience:

Minimum qualifications are possession of a master's degree in library science, and five (5) years of experience in professional library work.

How to Apply:

Please submit your 5086 Transfer/Promotion Form or application with all required documentation to the Division of Personnel by the deadline date or contact Ms. Celia J. Jackson Williams, Personnel Relations Administrator at 774-3320 ext. 5135 for further information.

Complete job description

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Librarian IV, St. Thomas/St. John, US Virgin Islands

Union/Salary Range: SE 30 $54,858-$58,765

Job Description:

An individual in this position requires advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills, and techniques of library science and management for use in a library.

An employee in this class is required to perform specialized library functions and may thus possess knowledge of basic principles, theories, practice, terminology, and expressions of a disciple or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean and V.I. Documents.

Specialization in either of the areas of technical services or cataloging, systems, children's, and young adult librarianship; Special collections or public services will be required.

Required Education/Experience:

A master's degree in library science, and seven (7) years of experience in professional library work.

How to Apply:

Please submit your 5086 Transfer/Promotion Form or application with all required documentation to the Division of Personnel by the deadline date or contact Ms. Celia J. Jackson Williams, Personnel Relations Administrator at 774-3320 ext. 5135 for further information.

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Librarian I, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Union/Salary Range: SU 27 $37,571-$41,290

Job Definition:

An individual in this position requires advanced professional knowledge of the theories, skills, and techniques of library science and management for use in a library.

An employee in this class is required to perform specialized library functions and may thus possess knowledge of basic principles, theories, practice, terminology, and expressions of a disciple or specialized subject-matter area such as materials on the Caribbean and V.I. Documents.

Specialization in either of the areas of technical services or cataloging, systems, children's and adult librarianship; Special collections or public services will be required.

Required Education/Experience:

A master's degree in library science

How to Apply:

Please submit your 5086 Transfer/Promotion Form or application with all required documentation to the Division of Personnel by the deadline date or contact Ms. Celia J. Jackson Williams, Personnel Relations Administrator at 774-3320 ext. 5135 for further information.

Complete job description

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Library Director, Aldrich Public Library, Barre, VT

Aldrich Public Library is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director for the Aldrich Public Library. The library seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services and embrace the rapid technological changes occurring in today's public libraries.

This is a Full Time Position. The position requires a minimum of an MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent library certification; five years of library experience of which two years should be in a supervisory capacity.

A detailed job description and application process can be found at the Aldrich website http://www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/employment/.

Applications must be received by January 23, 2015.

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Call for Applications: MA Black Librarians Network Inc. Scholarship

The Massachusetts Black Librarians Network, Inc.'s scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a student entering or currently enrolled in a Master's program in Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.  The award, in the amount of $1500, is to be used towards the support of the educational needs including the purchase of curriculum-related materials.  This award is not open to students in the final semester of their program.

Eligibility:

Applicant must (1) be a person of African descent, (2) submit an application and evidence of admission to an accredited LIS program (e.g., transcript from LIS program or letter of admission), and (3) submit a statement to show evidence of commitment to a career in library, archives, and information work (attach an additional sheet)

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Download the application.

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Acquisitions Assistant 2, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Under the supervision of the Head of International Collections Support Services, he/she performs a range of acquisitions functions: a) Searches and verifies bibliographic data with incomplete information using catalogs, reference sources, and online databases. b) Identifies records in online databases for import into the local system for the purposes of order creation. Creates preliminary records when online records are unavailable. c) In the local system: creates purchase orders; receives and processes library acquisitions; processes invoices for payment. d) Tracks approval plan and/or deposit account spending with appropriate tools. e) Reports missing and incomplete items. Initiates claims for unfilled orders. f) Charges and routes materials to backlogs or others units for further processing. g) Communicates with vendors to make claims and solve problems. Performs a range of cataloging duties: a) Searches, analyzes, and verifies data with incomplete information or source material in local library system, LC resource file, OCLC, and other bibliographic files for matching cataloging copy with books, CDs, and videos, etc. b) According to guidelines, verifies information, including access points and subjects, in LC and member copy and makes appropriate modifications. c) Evaluates and adjusts call numbers to conform to Yale practices. d) Performs catalog maintenance activities in the local system. e) Assists in reviewing and distributing incoming departmental materials based upon priority and language. Receives, verifies, and checks in serials through regular order and by gift and exchange. Keeps required statistics and provides data on request. May instruct, revise the work, and provide work direction to students. Does preliminary identification of language and/or undertakes the Romanization of non-Latin scripts for technical processing or other library units. Performs additional clerical duties relevant to library activities, such as unpacking and transfer of library materials. Performs other duties as assigned. May be asked to assist with other activities to support international collections and services. May participate in special projects undertaken by unit, department and/or committees. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts. The Technical services operation will be located at 344 Winchester Ave. The anticipated date for this relocation is approximately the Fall of 2015. May be assigned to work at West Campus in West Haven, CT.

Department:  Lib Catalog Mgmt

Posting Position Title:  ICSS Bibliographic Assistant - Latin American Materials

University Job Title:  Acquisitions Assistant 2

Job Category:  Clerical & Technical

Work Week:  Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Required Skill/ability 1:  Strong ability to read and write Spanish and/or Portuguese.

Required Skill/ability 2:  Basic computer skills, including Windows, email, Internet search engines, word processing.

Required Skill/ability 3:  Ability to follow procedures, pay attention to detail, and complete assignments in a timely manner as well as work effectively and efficiently with colleagues in a team environment.

Required Skill/ability 4:  Ability to enter data accurately in an expeditious manner.

Required Skill/ability 5:  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Proven reliability and attendance.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:  1. Experience in performing bibliographic work using online library systems, preferably OCLC and/or Voyager. 2. Knowledge of cataloging practice and procedures, especially within the Yale Library system. 3. Knowledge of Office software such as Excel, Access, and other comparable applications.

Required Licenses Or Certifications:

Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Internal Number: 27975BR

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Music Library Coordinator, American University, Washington, DC

Position Number: 11052

Department: University Library

Salary Range: $22.00 - $24.17/hour

Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Coordinator/Analyst B

Position Type: Full-time Staff

Description:

The Music Library Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of the Music Library and the collections.This position oversees the technological aspects of the Music Library, including digitization of library collections/materials, streaming audio reserves, and its web and social media presence. Additionally, this position trains, supervises, and schedules the part-time employees; provides reference assistance to patrons; manages course reserves, and maintains the collections, including copy cataloging.

Educational Requirements: A Bachelor's degree with a focus in music is strongly preferred. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of music history and literature
  • 3 years of customer service experience, intermediate music research skills, and experience in using MS Office applications
  • Previous library related experience
  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as attention to detail
  • Good work ethic and customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Provide leadership in management of part-time students
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks and priorities
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and good organizational skills
  • Show flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and systems

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with copy-cataloging and specialized software, such as such as Finale notation software, audio recording applications or digital collection management system

Additional Information:

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual's genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

To Apply Please Visithttps://jobs.american.edu

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Library Assistant, Circulation and Reference, Swan Library, Becker College, Leicester, MA

Reporting to the Director of the Libraries, this 16 hour a week, nine month position supports the circulation and reference functions at Swan Library on the Leicester campus by assisting students and faculty with library resources, communicating tasks to work study student employees, and other duties as assigned.  Regular hours will be Monday through Thursday 10:00 - 2:00, but flexibility is a must between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00, depending on when coverage is needed.  Occasional weekend days are required.

Qualifications

A bachelor's degree and experience in a library setting preferred, public or customer service experience desirable.  Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently, and a willingness to work extra hours during peak times is required.  Knowledge of library databases a plus.

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Human Resources, Becker College, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609-2195 or e-mail to steven.bourgault@becker.edu

Becker College has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Becker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Data Services (Contract) Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posting Number/Job Order Number: 0902678

Department: UNH-Library Scholarly Comm.

Appointment Type: Term Position with Benefits

Projected End Date: 06-30-2018

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education/experience.

Summary of Position: This librarian will play a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, the library's Data Services Working Group, the UNH Research Office, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at UNH, the incumbent will be integral in developing and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

Required: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the use and management of research data in an academic setting 
  • Understanding of data creation cycle/data workflows, particularly as they relate to science or social sciences research processes, including version control, file formats, and secure storage 
  • Demonstrated understanding of metadata standards for data sets, discipline-based ontologies, and conventions for citing data 
  • Knowledge of the significant trends and issues in data management and research support
  • Experience with data normalization and cleaning processes 
  • Understanding of intellectual property rights issues in the creation and reuse of research data 
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Evidence of excellent analytical, oral/written communication, and interpersonal skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Preferred:

  • Experience working with research data as a researcher, research data manager or digital archivist 
  • Knowledge of existing national and international disciplinary repositories
  • Experience with grant application processes
  • Experience with standard statistics and data analysis software, such as SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, and NVivo 
  • Experience with programming languages, such as JavaScript, Python, and PHP
  • Experience with HTML, XML, and XSL
  • Demonstrated ability to use web-based instructional tools and other web-based resources
  • Project management experience

Additional Job Information:

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: Resume and cover letter.

Special Requirements:

Background check may be required prior to employment.

EEO Statement:

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university 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. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

EEO Information:

20-Faculty

Additional Salary Information:

Salary is complemented by a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, and tuition.

Apply now.

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Photographic Digitization Spring Intern, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Web Content Administrator help to organize, research, and digitize Boston Ballet's photographic archives. Responsibilities include, cataloguing photography and researching background on the photographic archives through extracting information from Playbills, social media and traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters.

Responsibilities:

  • Help catalogue and organize photography pertaining to Boston Ballet history and performances
  • Assist in the digitization of photography and other materials
  • Assist in the preparation for storage of archival materials
  • Other projects as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program 
  • Able to commit to 8-10 hours per week minimum 
  • Knowledge of ballet
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as scanners
  • Strong organization skills 
  • Ability to analyze, edit, and prioritize information 
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Proficiency in general office software programs including Excel, Word, and Internet search tools. 
  • College level writing skills 
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, creativity, humor, and a love for the arts is encouraged 

Boston Ballet internships are unpaid. Boston Ballet internships are for credit (preferred) or on a volunteer basis. Boston Ballet Interns in the Fall and Spring are eligible for complimentary tickets to season performances.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to internships@bostonballet.org. IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Knowledge Manager, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Job Summary:

  • Responsibility for leading, directing and reviewing technical activities associated with delivering and managing knowledge systems and tools, including knowledge repositories, company intranet and library resources. Key liaison between the core KM team, and Abt's business units, user communities and functional IT group. Helps drive the effective use of Abt knowledge sharing tools across staff worldwide.
  • Critical to the success of the Knowledge Manager position is the ability to collaborate and coordinate with individuals and organizations throughout the company, including senior management, the Divisions, Corporate Communications, and IT Support.
  • Ability to gather information and functional requirements from many people and disparate sources, compile and synthesize the materials, effectively communicate technical considerations to business staff and advise them on best approaches. Ability to translate business requirements to technical staff, and conduct routine reviews to ensure alignment with business needs.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Works with business users to enhance use of tools, including configuration of SharePoint features
  • Delivers KM-related technology training and awareness activities online, in print, and face-to-face where needed
  • Gathers, analyzes and reports on metrics, search logs and service tickets
  • Interfaces with stakeholders to identify, analyze and research business needs and user requirements
  • Creates documentation including business requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, feature descriptions, user guides, process flows, wireframes and presentations
  • Participates in development of knowledge tools and approaches; contributes to scoping & planning, designing, testing and delivery
  • Models best practices and knowledge sharing behaviors in the use of KM technologies

Skills Prerequisites:

Familiarity and experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 / 2013 and search technologies. Strong knowledge of principles, practices and processes in knowledge management. Fluency in both legacy and Web-based social networking applications. Able to elicit requirements from both business and IT objectives and needs. Fluency in critical thinking, structured analysis, and problem solving. Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills; skillful facilitator. Good collaboration, relationship-building and customer support skills. Good business process re-engineering and project management skills

Minimum Qualifications:

(8 - 10) years of experience in knowledge and/or information management, gained in such areas as library science, business development, or marketing, and preferably in a government consulting firm OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15941&company=AbtPROD&username=

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Information Architecture/Taxonomist, Federal Agency, New Carrollton, MD & Washington, DC

Overview:

Develop and implement new taxonomy for federal agency website. The ideal candidate will have worked with a large organization, developing a taxonomy-based information architecture that enables users to easily navigate to their content both within the site and the content management system that supports it.

Tasks:

  • Interview participants/stakeholders to identify goals/needs. 
  • Generate complete content inventory and determine how to process inventory results.
  • Analyze data collected and content inventory, determine the best implementation strategy and provide a report specifying recommendations, scope and schedule.
  • Prepare and present content analysis and metadata specification. 
  • Develop top-level and drill-down taxonomy.
  • Implement taxonomy in categorization application.
  • Test and tune using statistical methodologies.
  • Provide taxonomy use and maintenance guidelines
  • Train users and maintainers.
  • Provide tested and approved taxonomy with finalized documentation, outlining all aspects.
  • Provide expertise, analysis and support to optimize the experience for users navigating and searching for information on website for a period of 6 months, post-deployment.

Deliverables include:

  • Briefing presentation on metadata, taxonomies, methodologies and tools 
  • Content inventory spreadsheets 
  • Presentation on content analysis 
  • Comprehensive taxonomy with approx. 1500 terms and as many as 6000 nodes 
  • Validation of taxonomy
  • Business process and documentation for maintaining taxonomy 
  • Training materials 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 5-15 years experience in taxonomy 

Please send all resumes to:

Katie Brunner

kbrunner@usa-ctc.com 

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Call for Applications: 2015-2016 Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS)

Applications Due February 15, 2015

Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the ACSAC and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS, www.swsis.org).

Thanks to a $250,000 4-year contribution by Hewlett-Packard company in early 2014, ACSA expanded our program to award 11 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), an arm of the Computing Research Association, led selection of scholarship winners.  Information about the 11 SWSIS Scholars (scholarship winners) is available at www.swsis.org.

ACSA, CRA-W, and HP are pleased to announce that applications for 2015-16 scholarships are open Dec 15 2014 - Feb 15 2015.

To apply, an applicant must provide:

  • An essay describing her interest and background in the information security field.
  • A current transcript.
  • A resume or CV.
  • At least two letters of reference (typically from faculty members).
  • Her university name and class status.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, given proof of satisfactory academic progress.  Preference is for US citizens or permanent residents; funds are available for use at any U.S. campus of a U.S. university.

More information at www.swsis.org or swsis@swsis.org

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Intellectual Property Specialist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Human Resources Compensation maintains standard job descriptions. Job descriptions cannot be changed without the approval of Human Resources Compensation.

Standard Job Description Title: Intellectual Property Specialist

Standard Job Description Code: TBD

Comp Family: Administration

Comp Sub-Family: Administrative Support

Grade: B08

FLSA: Exempt

Job Code:

General Summary

Trains and consults with other staff as they address copyright issues in materials. Coordinates the clearance of copyright for materials. Negotiates with copyright owners to secure blanket agreements for use of the owners' content and manages the program's peer review process.

Values Statement

Embodies the Hospital's core values in all interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.

Duties Notice

The statements below describe the essential duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Trains staff on department/program third party materials copyright clearance process.

a.    Maintains clear Intellectual Property clearance process documentation
b.    Develops and updates Intellectual Property (IP) clearance training materials
c.     Provides Intellectual Property clearance training for new and existing staff to ensure consistent and efficient outcomes in addressing third party content.

2.    Consults with staff on Intellectual Property clearance issues:

d.    Acts as an expert resource for program staff in addressing complex Intellectual Property issues.
e.    Documents and shares evolving Intellectual Property guidelines based on consultation decisions

3.    Performs primary Intellectual Property clearance work for conference videos and other materials

4.    Negotiates with copyright owners to secure blanket agreements permitting the program to use owners' content in materials

5.    Manages the peer review process for materials

f.     Identifies and recruits potential peer reviewers
g.    Manages the peer review community to provide training and support and to maintain community engagement
h.    Manages the day-to-day assignment, follow-up and communication to facilitate peer review of materials

Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required

1.    Work requires familiarity with principles of derivative rights management typically acquired through a Bachelor's degree which includes study in Library science, medical research or intellectual property law. Familiarity with open content licensing is preferred.

2.    Work requires familiarity with accessing medical library resources.

3.    Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

4.    Work requires the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.

Certification, Registration, or Licensure Required

None.

Physical Requirements of the Job

1.    Work requires regularly grasping and fine manipulation with hands.

2.    Work requires regularly proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.

3.    Work requires regularly inputting/retrieving words or data into or from an automated/computer system.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category

No Potential Exposure. Job may require performance of tasks that involve no potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are not an expectation of employment.

This document was reviewed and approved by HR Compensation as of this date: [Revision Date].

Apply at http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities/search-career-opportunities

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Library Assistant (part-time), South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the part time position of Library Assistant at the South Hadley Public Library.The successful candidate must be organized, possess the skills to provide excellent customer service, able to handle multiple tasks at once, and be a self-starter.

Duties include all circulation desk tasks including check in, check out and renewing library materials; issue new cards; aid patrons on how to use the online catalog; assist and instruct patrons on how to use the library's computers, printers and other machines; provide reader advisory information to patrons when requested.

Assists patrons with basic readers advisory, computer troubleshooting and ready reference assistance.Provides assistance, as required, in all departments of the library including Circulation Services, Adult Services, Youth Services and Technical Services/Cataloging.

This is a non-benefitted position and the hourly rate is $14.35.The work schedule is 15 hours a week including at least one night per week and part of a rotating Saturday schedule.

High School diploma or equivalent required with additional course work in library science desirable; two years experience in an office or library setting; experience in automated library systems and public libraries preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted no later than January 2, 2015 to:

Jennifer L. Wolowicz
Assistant Town Administrator
116 Main Street, Suite 103
South Hadley, MA 01075

or e-mailed to

jwolowicz@southhadleyma.gov

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

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Circulation, Reference and Special Collections Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Assistant supports in the provision of information services to the college and assists the Library Director with archival projects. Pine Manor College is currently engaged in a collaborative project with the Boston Public Library to digitize our historic photographs and deposit them into the Digital Commonwealth collection. The Assistant may supervise the library during evening, weekend, or
occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters. Limited hours may be available during school breaks, including summer. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS/Archives track student. No previous library/special collections work experience required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists director with aforementioned digitization project
  • Assists director in appraising, arranging and providing access to special collections; responding to special collections reference inquires; and promoting special collections in college community
  • Provides basic library circulation services. Shelves and shelf-reads materials. Supervises workstudy students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues
  • Supervises library during evening and weekend hours
  • Provides basic reference services to Pine Manor students and faculty
  • Special projects as needed

Hours:

A minimum of 14 hours per week. Possibility of additional hours as needed. $13.00 per hour

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS/Archive track candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library and special collections operations
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Commitment to public services
  • Ability to assume supervisory responsibility

Contact:
Carolyn (Cary) Morse
Head of Circulation/Reference Librarian
Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
cmorse@pmc.edu

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Library Assistant, Greenfield Public Library, Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Public Library is looking for a technologically savvy person to help spread the word about the ways in which we are pushing the boundaries of what a library can be. We need a team player with critical-thinking skills who is experienced in both social and traditional media; someone who embraces change; loves working with the public, and is comfortable teaching technology to people of all skill levels. In addition to publicity and technology, this starting-level 34-hour-a-week position will include hours on the library service desks.  Saturdays and three evenings will be part of the regular scheduled shift. Starting salary is $13.02 per hour. Please include examples of your print work or links to your social media with your application.

Position description and employment applications available at: www.greenfield-ma.gov

Or Human Resources, Town Hall, 14 Court Square, Greenfield, MA 01301.

Please mail your application to Human Resources or send via email to: hr@greenfield-ma.gov. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

EEO

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Branch Circulation Supervisor, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

Job 8117 - Closes 12/28/2014

Starting Pay: $4,640.13 - $6378.67 Monthly (40 hrs/wk) Multiple Locations, WA

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a Branch Circulation Supervisor at the Freeland, Lake Stevens and Mill Creek community libraries. A Branch Circulation Supervisor supervises assigned circulation staff to provide effective and efficient service to the library's customers. Oversees and performs circulation and related public services in a community library.

Essential Functions:

  1. Oversees assigned circulation staff in providing effective and efficient service to customers of the community library; maintains department desk schedule and employee's monthly schedule.
  2. Performs circulation tasks such as charging and issuing materials to customers using the integrated library computer system; receiving and processing returned materials; returning materials to circulating collections or other appropriate location; supporting the circulation front desk, and providing information to customers on circulation policies and procedures.
  3. Provides effective direction to assigned staff including managing and supervising department staff; interviewing and selecting staff, monitoring and evaluating job performance; training and development.
  4. Responds to building and customer issues to include assuring the proper operation of the community library as well as resolving customer inquiries and complaints related to circulation services.
  5. Recommends and develops circulation and library procedures and process improvements.
  6. Serves as part of building management team helping with planning and problem-solving service issues at the community library.
  7. Receives and accounts for cash from fees and copier charges.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Initiates requests for repairs or maintenance when facility or equipment problems arise; works with city staff or maintenance services to resolve facility issues as needed.
  2. Performs technical liaison duties including assisting customers with technology issues and diagnosing software problems as needed.
  3. Assists with the daily opening and/or closing of the library and securing of the Service Center building and its office equipment as needed.
  4. Prepares correspondences and reports.
  5. Coordinates library volunteers as needed.
  6. Trains new staff as needed.
  7. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  8. Assists with special projects as required.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for the integrated library system.
  2. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  3. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  4. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  5. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  6. Ability to speak, read, writes and understands English clearly and concisely.
  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 Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  9. Valid driver's license from the State of Washington required.
  10. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Education and Experience

  1. Associates' degree in a related field preferred.
  2. Three years of related professional experience required or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
  3. Experience in related public service work.
  4. Supervisory or management experience required.

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment. (Paper applications are no longer being accepted.) Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest may be attached at your option, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Libraries, Human Resources
Marysville Service Center 
7312 35th Avenue NE, Marysville WA 98271-7417 
Website: http://www.sno-isle.org/employment 
Phone (360) 651-7000, (425) 339-1711
Fax (360) 651-7151
Job Line (360) 651-7040
TTY 1 (800) 647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Sno-Isle Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or service dog by a disabled person. Persons who speak a language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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Early Learning Coordinator, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville Service Center, Marysville, WA

Job 8115 - Closes 12/28/2014

Starting Pay: $4,919.20 - $6,763.47 Monthly (40 hrs/wk) Marysville Service Center, WA

The Early Learning Coordinator manages a comprehensive program of early learning services for children, parents and caregivers including the development of programs and web content. Support the Library's strategic focus on early literacy and the community library staff to provide services developing early learning skills, school-age readers, and life-long learners.

This position is based at the Marysville Service Center and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manage the early learning services for children and their caregivers; develops goals and strategies to meet the needs of juvenile populations in diverse areas served by the Library District.
  2. Implement programs and services in support of early learning and childhood literacy; coordinate publicity for outside performers and presenters.
  3. Coordinate and assist staff in their development of skills to carry out effective early learning and literacy services.
  4. Create and present a variety of early learning programs for youth, parents, caregivers, educators and other community organizations.
  5. Provide content management for appropriate sections of the library web site.
  6. Monitor the availability of library technology responsive to the interests and needs of children, and implement as effective.
  7. Assure the fiscal soundness of the operation of Youth Services unit and special projects and grants; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Represent the library at various public groups, work collaboratively with community groups and agencies, and build and maintain positive community partnerships.
  2. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  3. Train new staff as needed.
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  5. Assist with special projects as required.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  2. Knowledge of child development and principles of early learning and literacy and their application to children's program development and presentation.
  3. Knowledge of library resources, programs and services in a public library.
  4. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  5. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  6. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively and have favorable relations with the public and co-workers.
  8. Ability to make presentations to a variety of public groups.
  9. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  10. Washington State Librarian certificate required.
  11. Valid driver's license from the State of Washington required.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master's degree in library science or a related field from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required.
  2. Three to five years related professional librarian experience required or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
  3. One year of supervisory experience is preferred but not required for this position.

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment. (Paper applications are no longer being accepted.) Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest may be attached at your option, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Libraries, Human Resources
Marysville Service Center 
7312 35th Avenue NE, Marysville WA 98271-7417 
Website: http://www.sno-isle.org/employment 
Phone (360) 651-7000, (425) 339-1711
Fax (360) 651-7151
Job Line (360) 651-7040
TTY 1 (800) 647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Sno-Isle Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or service dog by a disabled person. Persons who speak a language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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Digital Data Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Data Repository Specialist to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) and coordinate our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) provides a platform for campus researchers to develop and implement effective data management plans, collaborate on research online, publish datasets and tools, and archive them in a secure, reliable digital repository. This administrative/professional position will work with colleagues in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Information Technology at Purdue, and the Libraries to conduct the day-to-day outreach, operation, support, and improvement of the PURR system and service.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing training and support to librarians and users in their use of PURR and furthering its integration into library data services
  • Giving presentations and conducting outreach to PURR's designated community to promote the service and foster its adoption and use
  • Identifying, recruiting, ingesting, and enhancing new data collections as well as developing new use cases
  • Documenting practices and policies and ensuring that PURR meets and continuously improves its level of service
  • Actively monitoring and helping to maintain the integrity of archived datasets, access to data, and the functionality of the PURR system
  • Contributing to the services and projects of the D2C2 as needed

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience or training
  • Understanding of the research process, current issues in scholarly communication, and the role of libraries and librarians in research data curation
  • Knowledge of standards and practices related to digital object management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Ability to build relationships and respond courteously and effectively to customer needs
  • Ability to adjust productively to and communicate about change
  • Ability to take initiative to learn new knowledge and skills
  • Receptive to feedback and takes appropriate action in response

Preferred:

  • Experience or training in managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections
  • Experience or training in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research

Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University's salary structure. Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes contribution to
retirement, health, disability, and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.

Application process: A background check will be required for employment in this position. For consideration, applicants must submit their resumes and apply online at Purdue University's employment web site at: www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1400407. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin March 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: libhr@purdue.edu. Resumes or CVs sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put "DDRS" in the title of all email correspondence.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. A background check is required for this position.

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Library Director, Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library, Manchester, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Manchester by the Sea Public Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Town of Manchester Library including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach and programs as well as the development and administration of financial resources for the development and enhancement of the library as a town department. The successful candidate will bring a contemporary and forward-thinking approach to library services while respecting the historical and cultural significance the Library has always played in this quiet seaside town of 5,000. A recently completed 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. 

Community:

Manchester-By-The-Sea is a residential community wrapped around one of New England's most picturesque harbors. Visitors are attracted to its beautiful beaches, quaint shops, fine dining, and historic buildings. Manchester-By-The-Sea is the quintessential coastal town brimming with New England charm.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, with Board of Library Commissioners certification, as well as 3 to 5 years previous experience in a public library setting, preferably in a supervisory position. Sound knowledge and understanding of local and state statutes relating to the operation of a municipal library as well as solid background in personnel, planning, programming, public service and fiscal management.

Salary: $78,000-$84,700. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date: January 15, 2015

Send: To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by January 15, 2015 to 

Tim Browne, Manchester-By-The-Sea Public Library Board of Trustees  
Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library
15 Union Street
Manchester, MA  01944

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Call for Applications: President Clinton One Million Dollar Challenge

Call for applicants! Final deadline for applications is December 21, 2014.

Apply now by visiting www.hultprize.org

We are excited to invite you to apply to the 6th annual Hult Prize! Each year, the Hult Prize awards US$ one million in start-up capital to the team of students that creates the top sustainable start-up which can solve President Bill Clinton's challenge.

This year, we are tackling early childhood education and will hold regional rounds of competition in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.

Applying is easy, and does not require you to submit an idea! Open to every college and university student on the planet, we are calling on you to create the next big company that gives children around the world access to early education. If you advance to one of the regional final rounds, you will then pitch your start-up enterprise to a panel of esteemed judges. One winning team per region will advance to our summer accelerator program and compete in the Global Finals which is hosted by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in September.  The winner will take home one million dollars to launch their new company that will change the world!

Join the world's largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good and compete to launch the next bid idea that will change the world!

Apply now at www.hultprize.org

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Circulation and Reference Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Circulation and Reference Assistant supports in the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. This part-time position may supervise the library during evening, weekend, or occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters. Limited hours may be available during school breaks, including summer. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. No previous library work experience required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides circulation services. Shelves and shelf-reads materials. Processes holds. Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues
  • Supervises library during evening and weekend hours
  • Provides basic reference services to Pine Manor students and faculty. Provides research assistance, creates and updates online research guides, and assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions.
  • Special projects as needed

Hours:

A minimum of 14 hours per week. Prefer a candidate who can work on Sunday afternoon and at least two of the following evenings (5:45-9:45): Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Possibility of additional hours as needed. $13.00 per hour

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and basic content management system such as WordPress
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Commitment to public services
  • Ability to assume supervisory responsibility

Contact:
Carolyn (Cary) Morse
Head of Circulation/Reference Librarian
Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
cmorse@pmc.edu

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Library Director, Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT

The Roxbury, CT Library Board of Trustees seeks a Library Director for the Minor Memorial Library.

Requirements

  • An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Working knowledge and experience with Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system provided by Bibliomation, or related ILS
  • Sensitivity to all demographics, with the ability to connect users with information whether via digital or more traditional sources
  • Hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of emerging web-based library technologies and digitized e-book formats
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with all stakeholders including the public, donors, teachers, local officials, schools, the Friends of the Roxbury Library, and the Library Board of Trustees
  • Solid understanding of best practices of online social media networking

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the library including, but not limited to its staff, budget, buildings, and grounds
  • Train, supervise, and schedule staff and volunteers
  • Select, order, and maintain all library materials
  • Supervise and promote the large variety of well attended adult, youth, and children's programs
  • Implement and oversee library policies and working with Board to ensure they are met
  • Update website to reflect activities, news, and announcements

Other Preferred Skills and Attributes in our Librarian

  • Marketing and outreach savvy
  • Experience with Wordpress, HTML, and email marketing software
  • Ability to embrace rapid technological changes in today's public libraries
  • Unflappable in shepherding people and projects from start to finish

Above all, the candidate must be innovative, dynamic, and community-oriented.

Roxbury, CT is a rural, town of 2200 residents in Northwestern Connecticut. The library is a vital local institution that operates not only as a library but also as a cultural hub of the town with deep connections to the community. 

Etc.

Relocation not provided. We offer a competitive salary and benefits based on Connecticut Library Association guidelines and a 35-hour work week.

To apply: Send CV and cover letter to mmldirectorsearch@gmail.com by Friday, January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm. EOE. Please do not send your application materials via regular mail.

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Library Educational Technician III, Greely High School, Cumberland, ME

Maine School Administrative District #51

Cumberland/North Yarmouth

Greely High School

Library Educational Technician III

  • Ed Tech III state authorization
  • Working knowledge of libraries
  • Ability to work with educational technologies

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, authorization, transcripts and three(3) letters of reference prior to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 24, 2014 to:

Jeffrey Porter
M.S.A.D. #51 Superintendent of Schools
P. O. Box 6A, 357 Tuttle Road
Cumberland, ME 04021
TTarling@msad51.org

MSAD #51 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Children's Department, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

Duties/Description: The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a part-time reference librarian to work in the Children's Department of the main library and at both branch libraries. The principal work is to conduct story programs for a wide variety of audiences, including public and private school classrooms in Wellesley, and to deliver high quality reference service in the Children's Department. Some tasks connected to maintaining collections of children's materials in the main and branch libraries may also be required. The work schedule is less than 20 hours/week, and the position is not benefit  eligible.

Qualifications: MLS; strong customer service skills; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques.

Salary: The hourly rate is $24.55

Closing Date: December 21, 2014

Send: Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by December 21, 2014.

AA/EOE

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Senior Librarian Adult Services, Assistant Manager, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

L408-702

37.5 hours per week, including at least one night and Saturday rotation

Duties and Responsibilities: Assists the Manager of Adult Services with the day-to-day supervision and operations of the department.  Provides leadership in the delivery of outstanding services in a large, busy urban public library by modeling excellent, innovative, customer-directed adult services; aides the manager by training, mentoring and directing professional and paraprofessional staff.  Provides information services to the public.  Assumes responsibility for Adult Service operations in the absence of the Manager.

Fosters the success of the department and Library.  Promotes the manager's initiatives by collaborating with the community, working alongside staff, inspiring investment in the work, being a resource and a mentor, providing daily guidance, expertise, supervision and direction.  Plays a leadership role in fostering a culture which embraces and relishes change.  In a proactive, creative, service-oriented manner, identifies, investigates, imagines and reports on cutting edge future public library service and technological trends.  Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations and streamline work processes.  Works co-operatively with all staff to provide quality service.  Participates in developing departmental plans for outstanding public services to address present and future community needs.  Implements departmental plans to engage patrons and staff in even more effective ways.  Brings a passion and expertise for forward-thinking, personal, effective and meaningful adult services in the areas of digital media and emerging technologies as applied in the library setting, acting as a leader in this service area. Able to guide and train other staff in use of digital media and emerging technologies as they are implemented through new and existing services.  At the manager's request, takes responsibility for areas such as scheduling, training, coaching and contributing to staff performance evaluations, gathering and analyzing data and managing or spearheading special projects.  Responsible for oversight of specific service areas as assigned.

Provides excellent professional reference service to the public in person, on the telephone, via email and through other innovative communication methods as they become relevant.  Provides readers' advisory service by maintaining a keen understanding of genres, reading reviews in a broad array of sources, seeking out titles in the media and seeking titles of predictable interest to the community.  Understands readers' advisory as a fundamental library service.  Seeks out and embraces new readers' advisory strategies.  Acts as a resource to all library staff in providing research and readers' advisory services.  Provides coverage at Q&A desk, Research desk, Information Commons desk.  Assists customers in placing holds for materials using the network, Commonwealth Catalog and interlibrary loan.  Merchandizes the collection to maximum effect.

Works with the Manager of Adult Services and the Senior Librarian for Collection Development to carry out a program of collection development and maintenance.   Selects adult materials for the main library's print and electronic, circulating and reference collections.  Keeps current with review media.  Embraces an innovative, creative and customer-driven approach to selection.  Makes recommendations for purchases of materials in assigned areas to ensure that the adult collection is complete and up-to-date.

Participates in and may lead library-wide committees.  Attends staff meetings.  May represent the Library at community meetings and participate in community events.  Keeps informed of professional developments and attends professional meetings and trainings.  May represent the interests of the Library in professional venues or working groups as appropriate.  Performs any other duties required by the Manager of Adult Services for the good of the department and the Library.

Minimum Requirements: A master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library science required.  A minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in direct patron service, preferably in a public library adult services or reference department required.  Experience in developing, publicizing and evaluating programs and successful efforts at liaising with community groups preferred.  Experience with supervision of other staff preferred.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  An in-depth knowledge of professional librarianship.  A thorough knowledge of library techniques, services and resources, including readers' advisory services.  Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and an appreciation of urban library issues.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the community.  Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy.  Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition and a willingness to work harmoniously with others.  Demonstrated ability to direct the work of other staff members.  Ability to work independently and to creatively solve problems, as well as adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation and flexibility in emergency staffing situations.   Extensive experience with automated databases and on-line searching.  Experience with on-line technologies, social media, handhelds and platforms such as Overdrive.  Knowledge of popular materials and current trends and technology for downloadable titles and circulating e-readers.  Enthusiasm for successful and efficient change.  The ability to adapt to new situations and to reinvent services, systems, procedures and job roles in ways which help to further the library's objectives and fit with its mission. Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and to work positively and effectively within a team model.  Ability to communicate both orally and in writing effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisor, library staff and the public.  Attention to detail and accuracy.  Excellent organizational skills.  Able to envision process, organize projects, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, systematically and meet deadlines.  Ability to analyze and creatively solve problems related to the position in a positive manner.  Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations.  Knowledge of library's ILS including reports function is a plus.  Punctuality and dependability.  Willing to take direction.            

Physical Demands:  Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. 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 other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit 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 branches, as necessary. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the library, including public and shared-office spaces.  Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

Rate:  $28.92 per hour to $33.17 per hour in five steps

Application Procedure:  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

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Part Time Library Assistant II, Special Collections, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Position Title: Part Time Library Asst II (10 hrs) -Special Collections

Salary Range: $14.96 per hour

Qualifications: Candidates should have special library or collection management experience, i.e. general practice and procedures, handling archival materials and assisting patrons. Requires attention to detail with excellent customer relations and computer skills.

Duties/Responsibilities: The purposes of this position is to support the activities of Special Collections staff and reference desk; provide collection maintenance including filing, indexing, maintaining records, shelving, cleaning, checking item records; creating and maintaining digital content for the library's digital archive, including scanning materials; performing research, and creating metadata; assisting with research queries; writing or assisting with local history blog entries and assisting patrons with Special Collections topics.

Apply To:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
1 Junkins Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Human Resources Director:
Dianna Fogarty
(603) 610-7270
jobs@cityofportsmouth.com

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: December 22, 2014

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ARL/Music Library Association Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Call for Applications

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is now accepting applications for the ARL/Music Library Association (MLA) Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII). This scholarship program, funded in large part by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has recently received an extension to provide support for a fourth and final cohort of students. This program offers minority candidates an opportunity to pursue a master's degree in library and information science (MLIS) while gaining valuable, practical experience in a major music or performing arts library. The initiative's goal is to increase the number of underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities within music librarianship by providing support for master's-level LIS education and the practical experience critical for successful entrance into the profession.

Program Benefits

The ARL/MLA DII fellowship offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000. 
  • Paid internship in a partner music/performing arts library for a period not to exceed one calendar year. Internship sites at partner libraries will be determined by the applicant pool and by the capacity of potential partners to develop and manage the internships.
  • Financial assistance of up to $1,000 for relocation to the area of the MLIS program into which the participant has been accepted.
  • Paid student membership in MLA for one year.
  • Support for travel to and attendance at an MLA Annual Meeting.
  • Support for travel to and attendance at the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, held during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.
In addition to financial support, the ARL/MLA DII fellowship will provide each program participant with:
  • Mentoring by a library/information professional employed in the partner library. (Mentors will participate in formal training provided by ARL consultants.)
  • The opportunity to network during special programs of the MLA Annual Meeting with first-time MLA attendees and MLA officers and luminaries.
  • Career placement guidance and assistance provided by the MLA placement officer, programs at the MLA Annual Meeting and ARL Leadership Symposium, and other career resources and services available through the MLA and ARL websites.

Eligibility

Students who have an academic background in a music-related subject discipline and have applied to or are enrolled in an MLIS program with a concentration, certificate, or courses in music or performing arts librarianship are eligible to apply for the ARL/MLA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.
Eligible applicants for the ARL/MLA DII also must be a member of a racial/ethnic minority group as described by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada.

More Information & Applications

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For additional information about the program and for a link to the application form, visit the ARL/MLA DII website.

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Librarian, Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, Malden, MA

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is a K - 12 Charter School located just north of Boston, MA.  Established in 1998, we are the only public school in Metro Boston authorized to offer the distinguished International Baccalaureate Diploma.  In keeping with the founder's expectations for a challenging academic climate, students take 6 year-long academic courses within the framework of a 200 day school year.

Librarian needed to work out of our high school library but also oversee K - 8 Library, located at a different campus approximately 2 miles from the high school.  Qualified candidates will also oversee resources and library staff.  Ideal candidate will have 3 - 5 years of experience and will work on upkeep of school's library and media center.  Organizing/cataloging of books, assisting/teaching students about proper library protocol are also some of the responsibilities.  Also work with teachers to support International Baccalaureate curriculum (High School), along with all other school curriculum needs (all grade levels).

Qualifications include a degree in Library Science or equivalent experience.  Also, certification in Library Science or certifiable within a year of employment is preferred.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@mvrcs.org.

Please visit our website at www.mvrcs.com.

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Digital Services Student Assistant, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hours needed: 17 hours a week during the Schlesinger Library's hours, Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Start date: January 12 or 20, 2015

Number of Positions: 2

About the Schlesinger Library:  The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America.  The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education.  Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women.  In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women.  The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location:  In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square.  The yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge, close to the Graduate School of Education, the Divinity School, and Harvard Yard.

Description:  The student assistant will aid the Digital Services department in providing metadata in the form of tags for a collection of digitized material on the Blackwell Family (see:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Blackwell_family). This is a grant funded project which will end June 30 2015. 

Experience:  Required: High attention to detail. Ability to read cursive handwriting. Ability to communicate succinctly both verbally and in writing. Experience with Windows computers.    

Preferred:  Prior library or computer support experience a plus.  Experience with digitization of paper materials also a plus. Interest in Women's history

Salary:  $14.50/hour

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume, and references.  Application deadline: January 9

Contact:  Jennifer Weintraub Digital Archivist/Librarian, Jennifer_weintraub@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Digital Services Student Assistant, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hours needed: 17 hours a week during the Schlesinger Library's hours, Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Start date:  January 12 or 20, 2015

About the Schlesinger Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America.  The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education.  Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women.  In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women.  The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square.  The yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge, close to the Graduate School of Education, the Divinity School, and Harvard Yard.

Description: Schlesinger Library has a robust digitization program. The student assistant will aid the Digital Services department in prepping material for digitization and performing quality assurance of the images after digitization. The Library is also beginning to transfer data from digital storage media to network storage. The student assistant will assist with removing data from obsolete carriers. The student assistant will also complete other tasks related to the work of the Library

Experience:  Required: High attention to detail.  Experience with Windows computers and software, databases, and computer hardware. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred:  Prior library or computer support experience a plus.  Experience with digitization of paper materials also a plus.

Ability to work in the summer also a plus

Salary: $14.50/hour

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references.  Application deadline:  January 9

Contact: Jennifer Weintraub Digital Archivist/Librarian, jennifer_weintraub@radcliffe.harvard.edu 

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Library Assistant, Snell Library, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

We are looking to fill three positions.  These are a part-time temporary Spring 2015 position starting in January.

Hours for each position: 10 hours per week, between 9am and 5pm.  Saturday hours are required.

Pay: $12/hr

Responsibilities:

  • Staff the Circulation Desk: check in and out books, patron record maintenance, assist patrons with finding materials in the catalog, answer ready-reference questions, uphold library policies.
  • Supervise and train student workers at the Circulation and Security desks.
  • Process Reserve materials, as needed.
  • Interlibrary loan book processing, as needed.
  • General building security and maintenance.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous customer service and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Enrolled in a graduate library science program.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Tricia Reinhart, Access Services Librarian, t.reinhart@neu.edu.

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Research Fellowships in Children's Literature and Picturebook Research, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two $1,500 research fellowships:

The Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children's Literature Fellowship is supported by SLIS alumna Jacqueline M. Albers, to establish an endowment for a guest scholar to study children's literature using the collections in the Reinberger Children's Library Center.

The Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz Fellowship for Picturebook Research is supported by Dr. Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz. The purpose of the Marantz Fellowship is to encourage scholars from the United States and around the world to use the resources of the Marantz Picturebook Collection in their research on the study of picturebooks.

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Each fellowship provides a stipend of up to $1,500 for outstanding scholars to spend approximately one week on site, researching picture books, posters or ephemera related to picturebooks in the Reinberger Children's Library Center and Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art at the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science in Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. Stipends may be used toward travel, lodging, food and research-related supplies.

Mission of the Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art

From historical books for children to contemporary literature for young people, the Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection encompass diverse collections of youth literature that span geographic, cultural, physical, technological and temporal borders. The collections represent the best literature and related materials for young people. They also demonstrate the processes involved in producing, publishing and marketing such literature over time, from evolving means of production to differing constructions of childhood. In addition, the state-of-the-art Center provides opportunities to study connections between literacy, reading and digital technologies, which is valuable for practitioners as well as scholars.

The Center's purpose is threefold: 1) to support and encourage scholarly research within its collections; 2) to provide professional training to students and practitioners; and 3) to engage in activities and outreach to the community and beyond. The Center's collection is of interest to interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners from such fields as youth services librarianship, school library media, children's literature, education, English, communication, media studies, design, and others interested in studying youth literature, publishing, young people and reading in both an historical and contemporary context.

The Reinberger and Marantz collections combine to form a research library collection of more than 30,000 books and related ephemera.

Following is a sampling of the types of studies which could be done using the collections:

  • The art of picture book illustration (media and techniques)
  • Themes and trends in children's literature
  • Social construction of childhood through children's literature
  • Social justice in children's picturebooks
  • Studies of American Children's Award winners
  • Historical perspectives on children's literature (and the work of May Hill Arbuthnot)
  • Contemporary perspectives (ebook vs. print picturebooks)
  • Reviewing studies (Including the work of Ken and Sylvia Marantz)
  • Publishing studies on books for young readers
  • Study of pop-ups/paper engineering

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Albers: Applicants will be judged by their proven dedication to the study of children's literature (not specifically picture books) and selection of a topic of study related to the Reinberger and Marantz Picturebook Collections
  • Marantz: Applicants will be judged by their proven dedication to the study of children's picturebooks and selection of a topic of study related to the Reinberger and Marantz Picturebook Collections.
  • Preference will be given to topics likely to be published or otherwise disseminated.
  • Awards also will be based on applicants' scholarly qualifications.
  • Applicants from diverse academic disciplines are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: youth services librarianship, school library media, children's literature, art, education, English, communication, media studies, design, art education, illustration, publishing, and others interested in studying youth literature, young people and reading.
  • Applicants must hold at least a master's degree.

Application Process

Please provide the following materials using the form at this link: bit.ly/FellowsApp2015.

  • A two-page summary addressing the topic of your proposed study and the potential impact of your work. Include an outline of the project and its relationship to previous and current scholarship in the field, how the resources of the Kent State collections will support your research, as well as the anticipated outcome of the project and plans for publication.
  • Curriculum vitae / resume including name, title, contact information, education.
  • A proposed budget of anticipated travel and research expenses, and suggested dates of study in Kent.

Stipends must be used within one year from receipt of funds, at which time expenditure reports will be due.

Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form (bit.ly/FellowsApp2015) no later than midnight on Jan. 30, 2015.

Winners will be announced via email on or before March 1, 2015.

Conditions

  • Awardees must be willing to present (in-person or online) their research related to the fellowship findings at a future picture book symposium hosted by Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science.
  • Awardees must be willing to have their name and title of research promoted via publicity and marketing channels at Kent State University.
  • Any publications resulting from this support should credit the appropriate fellowship.
  • Applicants agree to send a copy of any ensuing publications to the Reinberger Children's Library Center at Kent State University's School of Library and Information Science.

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Assistant Professor in School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University is seeking an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (tenure-track). The successful candidate will serve as a leader in curricular development in the areas of information and communication technology, specifically innovative applications of technology in informatics and other areas of Library and Information Studies including metadata, data mining, and digital curation.

Review of applications will begin in January 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The position starting date is August, 2015.

Qualifications include:

(a) An earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies, or a related discipline (ABD considered);

(b) potential for excellence in graduate instruction;

(c) strong potential for teaching on-line courses and the use of technology;

(d) strong potential for research and scholarship; and

(e) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and community.

Responsibilities include:

(a) Teaching courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level;

(b) advising students;

(c) maintaining an active research agenda and a sustained scholarly productivity;

(d) actively serve on department, college, and university committees; 

(e) serving as the leader in curricular development in the areas of information and communication technology, specifically innovative applications of technology in informatics and other areas of Library and Information Studies including metadata, data mining, and digital curation; and

(f) working collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community.

Additional Information

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu. Information about the School of Library and Information Studies is found at http://www.twu.edu/slis.

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO/VEVRAA employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu. Your e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number - 15PE-SLIS01.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@mail.twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

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Call for Papers, DOCAM2015

DOCAM2015: 12th Annual International Meeting of the Document Academy

To be held at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia

Jointly hosted by UTS and Charles Sturt University (CSU)
July 20-22, 2015

Theme

In 2015 the Document Academy will come together under the theme of "Documents Unbounded" and is calling for submissions that examine the challenges ahead, as our understanding of data, documents, records, artefacts, evidence and memory, form in the continuously changing landscape of new media and communications.

Important dates

Extended abstracts by: 15 December 2014

Notification of acceptance by: 15 February 2015

Conference dates: 20-22 July 2015

Background

DOCAM2015 is the 12th annual meeting of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists, and professionals in various fields, who are interested in the exploration of the concept of the document as a resource for scholarly, artistic and professional work.

The annual conference fosters a multidisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on the document in the widest sense, drawing on scholarship, traditions, and experiences from the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, and natural science, and from diverse fields, such as information, media, museum, archives, culture and science studies.

Research presentations

The DOCAM2015 Program Committee especially encourages completed research, research-in-progress, general conceptual and theoretical work, projects and case studies, creative and practical work in areas of document theory, document analysis and document materiality relevant to the conference theme in the following formats:

  1. conference papers (extended abstracts for 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion);
  2. brief abstracts for poster display and presentation.

Proposal submissions

Extended abstracts for conference papers and brief abstracts describing poster presentations should be submitted through the DOCAM2015 EasyChair system located at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=docam2015.

The conference language is English.  Follow the submission template.

Papers
For papers include:

  1. names and contact information for all contributors;
  2. title of paper;
  3. select the category type extended abstract;
  4. 3 to 5 keywords.
  5. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template; instead
    1. upload your extended abstract of up to 1000 words for your proposed presentation;
    2. all abstracts should be submitted in Word document format (.doc .docx).  As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted Word document.

Posters
For posters include:

  1. names and contact information for all contributors;
  2. title of poster presentation;
  3. an abstract or brief description of up to 250 words in the text box available in the template for abstracts;
  4. 3 to 5 keywords;

Submissions for posters do not require upload of any Word documents.

All proposals should also include a brief statement providing:

  • an explanation of how they will be presented (verbal, with presentation software, video, performance, or other forms of demonstration);
  • preferred size of poster presentation;
  • any special equipment needs.

Publication of Conference proceedings

Full conference papers of between 2,500 and 5,000 words will be published in an open access peer-reviewed volume, Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy.

More Information

DOCAM2015 website: https://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/conferences-and-seminars/documents-unbounded/about-conference

DOCAM2015 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/docam2015

DOCAM2015 Twitter account: https://twitter.com/docam2015

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Program Assistant, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Center for the Book is hiring an MLS student to work as an administrative and program assistant to the Executive Director.  No experience necessary, but basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite is required.  Experience working with Constant Contact a plus but not required.  This position is ideally suited to a student in the public libraries track as it involves administrative and program assistance for public programming of a school-age reading and writing program, Letters About Literature, and of the annual state book awards.  Other projects on the horizon, pending funding, are a family literacy program for public libraries and, potentially, a one-book community reading project.

Massachusetts Center for the Book is a public-private partnership whose mission it is to develop, support, and promote cultural programming that advances the cause of books and reading and enhances the outreach potential of public libraries in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Center has been housed at Simmons College since 2003 and this position will be based in its Palace Road office.  The ideal candidate will be available through Summer 2015 at a minimum.

15 hours a week @ $15 per hour

Apply by December 19th via email, attaching a brief resume to expression of interest in the position.  Direct applications to Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director, Mass Center for the Book:  shaloo@massbook.org

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Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern (unpaid), EcoLogic Development Fund, Cambridge, MA

EcoLogic Development Fund
25 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 203
Cambridge, MA 01238
www.ecologic.org

Title:  Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management Intern (unpaid)

Supervisor: Juliana Field (and working with other staff)

Start Date: January 2015

End Date: open-ended

Schedule:  Minimum commitment of 100-120 hours, between Monday and Friday, 9AM-5PM

Summary

Under the guidance of the Director of Development and Communications, the Photo Archives and Digital Asset Management intern will gain experience in the care and management of historical and modern photo collections in an online platform called Resource Space. EcoLogic has a large collection of digitized images from the five countries where it works in Mesoamerica. While this internship is 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 100-120 hours to the internship. 

Objectives

  • Identify, organize, and caption the organization's digital photographs according to professional standards
  • Assist with the ingest and archiving of current photo assets into our digital asset management system
  • Create a "best of" photos within Resource Space to be used for publications
  • Research and record metadata about current and historical photographic materials

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent attention to detail and a demonstrated interest in the creation and management of digital information; programming knowledge/experience is desired.
  • 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

  • EcoLogic Development Fund (some work may done remotely)

Application Instructions

For full consideration, interested individuals should submit a resume and a statement of qualifications and interest describing what you hope to bring to the internship and gain from the experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to: jfield@ecologic.org and 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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Curatorial Assistant, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The Providence Public Library is a private nonprofit public library serving the city and state of Rhode Island.  It is in year one of an ambitious three year Strategic Plan - Think Again!  This vision targets five major audiences, and makes high impact learning the library's primary focus.  High impact learning is defined as a series of programs that provide a project based, educational and creative experience that incorporates personal interests, technology, library collections, community needs, and when appropriate school curriculums resulting in programs with measurable, quantifiable outcomes.   This position works closely with and under the direct supervision of the library's Special Collections Librarians, and closely with the Programs & Exhibitions Manager but must follow through without direct supervision on tasks set forth as part of larger library programs and exhibition planning.  The Library is seeking someone with skills that will advance our high impact programming agenda, as well as help design outstanding exhibitions.  The ideal candidate will have strong skills in both special collections and museum quality exhibitions.  However, the library also encourages applications from those with strong skills in one area and lesser complementary skills or relevant experience in the other.

Major Responsibilities

Exhibition Design & Management:

  • Work with Special Collections, RI Collections, General Collections Librarians, and Programs & Exhibitions Manager to develop exhibition themes and choose materials for display, including building custom supports and writing exhibition labels and promotional copy
  • Coordinate materials and artifacts borrowed from other institutions and individuals
  • Collaborate with Digital Producer to create accompanying online exhibitions and social media promotion

Collections & Programs Support:

  • Assist the Special Collections and RI Collections Librarians, and the Programs & Exhibitions Manager in a wide range of collections and programming related departmental projects
  • Occasionally monitor the Special Collections reading room, assisting patrons and overseeing the use of fragile materials when the Special Collections Librarian is unavailable
  • Copy Cataloging and/or original cataloging of Special Collections materials depending on experience
  • Survey general/bound periodicals collection; create and implement project plan to manage the collection, including weeding, gifting, and increasing visibility
  • Assist in development of institutional collection development policy
  • Other collection duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or a degree in museum studies, or equivalent relevant experience
  • History of rare book or archival experience through coursework or professional practice preferred
  • Exhibition experience in some capacity demonstrating the ability to coordinate PPL's major exhibitions
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to undertake large-scale projects, work collaboratively, and stay organized
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Basic cataloging training or experience or the ability to be trained in basic procedures
  • Experience working with a library collection, an archival collection, or a book collection within a museum setting
  • Some experience in the area of collections management, including weeding guidelines and procedures or relevant experience demonstrating ability to learn and follow such basic guidelines as established
  • Knowledge of DCRM(B), AACR2, and MARC21 are a plus
  • Graphic design experience and familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and similar design software or similar equivalent knowledge

Hours: 37 ½ hours per week - Full time

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 - plus benefits

Deadlines for Resumes: December 31, 2014.  Applications received by December 24 will receive preference.

Resume to:
Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-455-8061
Email: hr@provlib.org

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Sunday PT Library Assistant I, MassBay Community College, Wellesley Hills, MA

Position Title: Sunday PT Library Assistant I

Department: Library Services

Reports to: Director of Learning Services or designee

Date: December 2014

Position Summary

Part-time position (4 hours per week at the Wellesley Hills Campus.) This position performs duties in connection with circulation, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, patron assistance and other basic library functions. This includes charging, renewing and discharging library books and materials; aiding library users in locating and using materials; and performing related work as required. Will aid in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials. Hours are Sundays from 11:00AM to 3PM. May be asked to cover evening and weekend shifts on occasion.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Charge, renew and discharge library materials using automated systems to record the disposition of library materials;
  • Maintain records and statistics of circulation and other daily activities;
  • Assist library users by responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users' interests and needs, library and college rules and procedures, and library facilities;
  • Provide patron assistance by answering directional questions and explaining the arrangement and proper use of the library;
  • Conduct searches of materials to determine which are in print, on order or in stock before ordering and update various records, files, etc. to reflect such findings;
  • Monitor the borrowing of library materials by determining the eligibility of borrowers and by contacting library users for the return of books and materials;
  • Verify proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and by placing books and other materials in the proper locations;
  • Assist and instruct users in the operations of copiers, microfilm/microfiche reader/printers, computers and any additional equipment;
  • Perform bibliographic searches for faculty and for other purposes;
  • Participate in in-service training to enhance and upgrade computer skills;
  • May provide clerical and data entry support to library automation project;
  • Provide work direction, as needed, to new employees, work-study students, etc.;
  • Assist with the processing of course evaluations;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Previous library circulation desk experience preferred;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours;
  • Working knowledge of MicroSoft Office Suite and Outlook;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills;
  • Familiarity with Innovative Interface's Sierra Library System is a plus

Working Hours: Part-time position, 4 hours per week. Sundays from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Salary Range: $13.95 per hour

Source of Funding: Local funding

To Apply: Please complete our online application by visiting http://massbay.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55540. Please include a letter of interest, resume, and a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Deadline: December 19, 2014 or thereafter until filled. Individuals invited for interview will be expected to provide references.  Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts and/or certifications.

Massachusetts Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any inquiries or complaints concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 or Section 504, may contact Robin Nelson-Bailey at 781-239-3000 ext. 3171 who is the College coordinator for those statutes.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA  02109.

Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.

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Instructor's Position in Literature for Children and Adolescents, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

The English Department at Bowling Green State University seeks strong applicants for an Instructor's Position in Literature for Children and Adolescents.  The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal.

Duties: The principal assignments include teaching courses in the Department of English in Literature for the Young Child, Literature for the Middle Child, and Literature for Adolescents.  These courses support the English Department's commitment to teacher preparation in coordination with the College of Education.  Areas of scholarly expertise may include multicultural children's literature, narrative theory and children's literature, new media texts for children, gender and children's literature, and issues of censorship.  The successful candidate will join a department committed to providing students with a comprehensive education in literacy in all its forms.  

Upon hire, our newest colleague will be expected to serve on department and university committees and to participate in the life and governance of the department.  Interested applicants should feel free to contact the department with any questions.

Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate or M.A. in hand or by time of appointment
  2. Record of graduate courses in Literature for Young Children, the Middle Child, and Adolescents
  3. Scholarly interests aligned with current trends in literature for children
  4. Evidence of outstanding teaching

Application Deadline: All materials received by January 15, 2015.

Screening Interviews: To be held by phone.
Salary: Competitive.

Effective Date of Employment: The starting date of employment is mid August 2015.

BGSU is a university of over 21,000 students with long traditions of teaching and scholarly excellence.  It is located in a small city 25 minutes south of Toledo, Ohio, and one hour south of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The English Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in rhetoric and composition, literature, creative writing, and technical communication.  The department has a full-time instructional staff of approximately 40, a robust undergraduate major, and nearly 80 graduate students.  See our website for information about the goals and curriculum of the program in which the position is centered (http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/english/rcweb).

Submit application materials to: Lawrence Coates, Chair, English Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0191. Application files must include: 1) letter outlining qualifications for this position; 2) a CV which includes a list of graduate courses taken and brief descriptions of courses taught; 3) at least three current letters of reference; 4) copies of official graduate transcripts. Final candidate(s) will be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. BGSU is an AA/EEO employer.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

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Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside, CA

Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian: The University of California, Riverside Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and engaged professional to fill the new position of Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & University Archives. The closing date to apply is January 19, 2015. For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00284.

EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer

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Director of Library, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, DC

34543BR
Director of Library
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Dumbarton Oaks
USA - DC - Washington
Library
Full-time
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
059
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

  • Oversees the development and preservation of library including specialized and rare books collections. 
  • Oversees the hiring, performance, and responsibilities of all library staff; provides support and mentoring through a collegial and collaborative approach, promotion of professional development, and reliance upon staff expertise. 
  • Promotes the adaptation of digital capabilities to ensure the preservation and sharing of Dumbarton Oaks collections. 
  • Prepares library budget recommendations, monitors expenses, and implements integrated procedures. 
  • Promotes the use of library resources within the Dumbarton Oaks community and to external constituencies. Coordinates and promotes outreach programs including physical and virtual exhibits. 
  • Proposes and implements an ambitious acquisitions strategy for specialized collections, including the Rare Book Collection. 
  • Establishes and maintains coordination with Harvard University Library policies and operations as appropriate. 
  • Performs related duties and special projects as required.

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.
  • 5 years experience in research library leadership and a successful history of staff development and team building.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of one foreign language.

  • Additional graduate work in a scholarly field preferred.
  • Experience working with special collections, archives, or related collections.
  • Strong interest in sharing collections through digitization.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with emerging technologies in library services.
  • Subject expertise in one of the three subject areas or background in humanities, languages, history of science/medicine, and/or the history of the book.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal skills are necessary. Initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow-through .

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., affiliated with Harvard University. The Research Library (approximately 200,000 volumes) has world-class collections in the institute's three research areas of Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies. The Rare Book collection is especially strong on works of landscape architecture, botany, and horticulture, and includes botanical illustrations, manuscripts and drawings. Reflecting the research focus of Dumbarton Oaks, the collection also includes facsimiles of Byzantine and medieval manuscripts, early printed editions of Byzantine texts, and works on the art and archeology of the pre-contact peoples of Mesoamerica, lower Central America, and Andean South America.

The Director of the Library will provide strategic direction for the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, consistent with the institute's mission and vision, while also providing leadership and mentoring to an experienced and highly competent team of library professionals. The successful candidate will bring a solid understanding of the major challenges facing academic research libraries, in areas such as collection development, preservation, technology integration, and space utilization. He or she will also have a proven track record in the use of information technology to bridge the worlds of librarians, researchers, and students. A strong team-player, the Director of the Library will collaborate with the institute's scholarly programs, Publications, and IT to enhance learning and research, collection development, and digital projects.

Identity

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.

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Library Assistant III/Principal Orders Assistant, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor of Monographic Orders, performs a wide range of library tasks, the primary of which is maintaining the effective flow and execution of orders placed in the Monographic Orders Section in all languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) including Slavic, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Hebrew for Regenstein and all satellites except the Law library. May perform any of the tasks of the library assistants and library clerks.

Assists the Supervisor of Monographic Orders in organizing and delegating the daily workflow for staff (4-6 FTE), which includes the following functions: Searching and ordering rush, high priority, and patron requested materials, including special collections and archival items; Providing patron notification; Pre-order searching in the Library's online systems; Placement of monographic orders; Keying-in of bibliographic records; Setting up and referring approval and blanket orders; Processing returns (firm orders and approvals); Claiming outstanding orders

Organizes and edits incoming order requests, determines vendors, commits prices, assigns book plates 

Serves as primary contact for high priority, second-hand and out-of-print orders; performs complex searches for Special Collection material (SCRC); processes course reserve orders and patron requests including: searching, referral to subject specialists, batching, and ordering requested titles

Communicates with vendors to resolve outstanding order problems; analyzes and solves complex problems pertaining to orders and returns

Provides additional advanced-level support for the Head of Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging and the supervisor of Monographic Orders, including interpreting/reviewing filters for order/receipt loads and payment, handling cancellations/re-vends, fund review/management, and other duties as assigned 

Provides daily quality control for materials sent to Cataloging and Shelf-preparation; helps maintain bibliographer referral room 

Assists with maintenance of the Acquisitions Web pages and provides general computer-related support

Assists in the management of students including hiring, training, payroll, and performance management.

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent Required

Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience:

Previous work experience searching online systems and databases required

Previous experience with library processing procedures required 

Experience successfully using the following: word processing, spreadsheets, Web authoring and database software required 

Prior experience supervising student workers preferred

Competencies:

Good reading knowledge of at least one (1) Western European (non-English) languages, preferably Romance or Germanic required

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing required 

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team with supervisors and other clerical staff required 

The ability to interact with clarity, tact and courtesy with subject specialists, other Library staff, vendors and patrons required 

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage complex tasks and projects independently required 

Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask and handle frequent interruptions required 

Flexibility and adaptability in managing tasks to meet changes in procedures, processes, and technology required 

Demonstrated sound judgment and effective and independent problem-solving and decision-making skills 

Detailed knowledge of world geographical areas, including major cities required 

Ability to handle multiple priorities, sort, identify, quickly and effectively resolve problems, and manage time efficiently required 

Ability to work well with a diverse staff and with library staff from outside the department required 

Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems; work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team; use or learn a range of position-related software applications

Knowledge of the library book trade both current and second hand preferred

Good reading knowledge of Russian/other Cyrillic and/or Hebrew or Arabic preferred 

General knowledge of descriptive cataloging rules preferred.

Ability to bend required. Ability to carry, push, pull, and lift up to 40 pounds required

Apply now.

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Clerical Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Assist in the design and implementation of a web-based exhibition of the life of Sidney Topol, incorporating oral history interviews and other media, digitized content from the Topol Papers, and content culled from other collections. Work with Special Collections and University Archives Department of the University Library (SCUA) professional staff to develop the layout and narrative for the exhibition, edit audio and video interviews, assist in design and development of the site, digitize archival content for the website and online digital repository, prepare metadata for the online digital repository, and perform other duties as assigned in SCUA.

Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of html, xml, css and other relevant standards.
  • Knowledge of digitization standards and practices.
  • Working knowledge of standard software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite products such as word processing, spreadsheet, email, and other web-based applications.
  • Ability to master new technologies and explain them to others.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and adapt to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
  • Ability to analyze and describe historic documents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships and deal with the public graciously.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and innovation.
  • Ability to push book trucks, stretch, bend, and lift books and boxes of books.
  • Ability to work assigned shift, vary shift as necessary, and to work some evenings, weekend and holiday hours as assigned.

Additional Information:

This is a temporary position, without benefits, at the rate of $20.00 per hour for a total of 500 hours.

  • Knowledge of video editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, etc.) preferred
  • Knowledge of WordPress, Omeka, or other systems desirable.
  • Video editing and production skills preferred.
  • Experience working with archival and digital collections preferred.

Position closing date: 12/10/14

Application Instructions:

The Employment Office, located in Room 167, Whitmore Administration Building, has four computer stations that you may use to apply for a position online. Our staff is available to assist you with your online application.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Assistant Paper Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA

Position Summary

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) seeks a highly motivated professional for the position of Assistant Paper Conservator. The individual will join the eight-member staff of the Paper and Photograph Conservation Department. The opening is a full-time position in our conservation facility in Andover, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first independent conservation laboratory in the United States to specialize exclusively in the conservation and preservation of paper-based collections. NEDCC has a combined staff of 40 colleagues in the departments of paper, photograph and book conservation, imaging and audio preservation and preservation services. These departments work jointly to provide professional services for all paper based artifacts including works of fine art,
photographic materials, manuscript documents, maps, architectural plans, books and non-paper based materials such as parchment and papyri. NEDCC also offers conservation expertise for surveys, workshops, educational programs, publications, and Web tools on preservation to help institutions and private collectors to improve their collections care programs. Professional training and development of conservators is promoted at NEDCC by providing advanced internships and grant funded Fellowships while also supporting continuing education opportunities for its own conservation staff.

Responsibilities

Essential functions: The Assistant Paper Conservator will be responsible for the treatment of a wide variety of artifacts: art on paper, archival documents, and oversize materials such as period wallpaper. The candidate must have excellent manual skills and a good knowledge of conservation theory and standards of practice.

Qualifications

Applicant should have a Master's degree from a recognized conservation training program plus at least one (1) year post graduate experience or a minimum of five (5) years equivalent professional training and experience treating works on paper are required. Precision hand-skills, good organizational and verbal skills and an ability to work in a group environment are a necessity. The successful candidate will be capable of treating fragile, oversized, and historically valuable objects while working efficiently to maintain conservation standards and meeting project deadlines.

Salary is commensurate with level of experience.

A comprehensive benefits package is included.

The applicant must be legally eligible for employment in the USA.

If selected for an interview, the applicant is expected to present a portfolio of completed projects and will be requested to conduct a formal presentation before the senior conservation staff on a research topic or treatment case study of their own choosing.

Please send resume and three references to:

Michael K. Lee
Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810-1494
U.S.A.
Phone: 978-470-1010
Fax: 978-475-6021
mlee@nedcc.org

The Northeast Document Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Paraprofessional (.8), Governor Winslow Elementary School, Marshfield, MA

28 Hours Per Week

Starting Date: January 26, 2015

Salary: Educational Support Personnel Salary Schedule

Organizational Relationship or Line of Authority: Directly responsible to Building Principal

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors preferred
  • Knowledge of a working library; library curriculum; knowledge of media services; knowledge of computers, networking and program applications ability
  • Experience with elementary school students
  • Excellent organization skills; creativity

Apply at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1168152

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Administrative Services Assistant III, Office of the Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The UConn's Office of the Vice Provost for University Libraries seeks candidates for an Administrative Services Assistant III (UCP 4).  The individual chosen for this position will have a strong commitment to customer service and the ability to organize and prioritize work, while performing multiple tasks successfully.

A complete job description with a full listing of duties and responsibilities and further information about the University of Connecticut Libraries can be found at http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/employment/professional.html.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience including 4-8 years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position.
  2. Demonstrated supervisory ability.
  3. Strong demonstrated organizational, writing and time management skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  5. Ability to effectively work with faculty, staff, students, and other members of a University community.
  6. Strong demonstrated practice of and commitment to customer service.
  7. Ability to resolve administrative problems efficiently, effectively and independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree.
  2. Ability to prioritize work while independently performing multiple tasks successfully.
  3. Previous administrative experience in an academic setting.
  4. Previous experience supervising student or support staff in an academic setting.
  5. Previous experience with donor information database systems.
  6. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

This is a full-time position, with an anticipated start date of January 9, 2015. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/ and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three references. Nominations and confidential inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 19, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2015232)

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PT Librarian for Social Media Emerging Technologies, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

About Massasoit Community College:

We at Massasoit Community College pride ourselves in our tradition of excellence and in our historic mission of accepting all who desire to learn. We are dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive environment where the members of our community can attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Massasoit Community College is solidly committed to diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures, and practices. Our mission, vision, and values emanate from the principles of diversity and opportunity for all.

In accordance with the American College and University President's Climate Commitment, it is our goal as educational leaders to demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainable practices through highly visible efforts. All staff must demonstrate a commitment to energy conservation and environmental stewardship and promote those values to co-workers and the wider campus community.

Job Description:

This is a part-time professional librarian position whose primary focus is to develop, implement, coordinate, maintain, and analyze a social media program, including maintaining and designing content for the internal and external website in a collaborative environment; create online instructional materials including tutorials; also, as time allows, provides reference/research instruction to students, faculty, staff and community users; may conduct some Information Literacy classes; develops written guides, LibGuides, brochures, and instruction materials; participates in circulation desk activities; and performs related duties as directed.

Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field; 3 years library experience; must have demonstrated and extensive social media experience, must be actively participating in a wide variety of social media activities such as blogging, facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, community development and management, social bookmarking, commenting, etc. and is well-connected with the broader social media world; some training in information literacy; must be able to think strategically; ability to communicate effectively; ability to follow written and oral instructions; and telephone communication skills a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

Enthusiasm, creativity, self-motivation, and a willingness to share ideas; community college library experience a plus; competence with various computer applications including Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe suite, SnagIt, etc. Grant writing and newsletter publication experience a plus.

Additional Information:

Hourly Rate:  $25.95 an hour, Part Time, Non-Benefited MCCC position

Hours: 18 hours a week,  Tuesday - Friday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with a cover letter and resume.

Please Note: Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Massasoit Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs, activities or employment. Lisa Lowery, Vice President of Human Resources and Donna R. Boissel, Associate Director have  been designated as the College's 504/ADA, Title II, and Title IX Coordinators and may be reached at 508-588-9100 ext. 1550 or 1505. Human Resources is located in the upper level of the Administrative Building.

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PT Library Associate, Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

Job Description:

This is a part-time para-professional library position involving a wide-range of duties and tasks related to technical services, archiving and interlibrary loan. Archival work will include Xeroxing, filing, and handling of archive materials. Among other duties, the position requires book processing; shelving, packing and shipping library materials; processing interlibrary loan materials; and creating and maintaining Microsoft Word and Excel files. Other related library tasks as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently following written and oral instructions is required.
  • Ability to create written documentation of the position's workflow is required.
  • Ability to successfully perform work requiring attention to detail and established procedures is required.
  • Experience working with digital materials and digitization desired.
  • Knowledge of OCLC software desired.
  • Knowledge of library practices and procedures is desired.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time; to bend to floor, lift and stand on stool to reach high areas in the stacks; ability to work around dusty areas; ability to lift 30 lbs.; ability to hear patrons on phones/at desk with surrounding noise.

Additional Information:

Hourly Rate: $17.00 an hour, part-time, non-benefited position

Hours: 18 hours per week

Deadline to Apply: December 15, 2014

Application Instructions: Please apply online with a cover letter and resume.

Please Note: Applicants MUST apply online. Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.

Massasoit Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Massasoit Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs, activities or employment. Lisa Lowery, Vice President of Human Resources and Donna R. Boissel, Associate Director have been designated as the College's 504/ADA, Title II, and Title IX Coordinators and may be reached at 508-588-9100 ext. 1550 or 1505. Human Resources is located in the upper level of the Administrative Building.

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Summer Internships, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

Eligibility

Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates graduating in May 2015, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May 2015 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Terms

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.

Internships include:

Archives

The Gallery Archives is the office responsible for the care and use of files, photographs, and drawings relating the history of the National Gallery of Art and its landmark buildings. The intern will be assigned a project identifying and organizing historical files or architectural drawings relating to the Gallery's history or recent building projects, including management of digital files. He or she should have knowledge of archival principles and procedures, familiarity with digital media, and an interest in an archival career. Current art history, collections management, or archival studies graduate students and 2015 graduates of such programs are invited to apply.

Library: Rare Photographs Project

The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the library's collection of rare photographs of works of art and architecture. The photographs, both individual and mounted in albums, date from the mid-19th to the early 20th century and represent all areas of Western art. Current graduate students in European or American art history (15th to 20th century) are eligible to apply. Advanced knowledge of at least one European language is highly desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of photographic processes and familiarity with museum registration or archives procedures and methods.

Library: Reproductive Prints Project

The intern will assist with cataloging, inventorying, and digitizing the Library's collection of reproductive prints of works of art. The prints represent a variety of print techniques and depict works by Old Master artists. Current graduate students in European art history (15th to 20th centuries) are eligible to apply. Advanced knowledge of French or another European language is desirable. Candidates should also have understanding of printmaking techniques and materials as well as familiarity with museum registration or archival procedures and methods.

A full list of internships is available at: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html

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Records Analyst II, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

Job ID: 616170

Location: Middlesex, Vermont

Closing Date: December 31, 2014

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA), a division within the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State, has an exciting opportunity for a specialized, detail-oriented records analyst to promote and facilitate the management of public records in the State of Vermont.

Application Procedure:

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

Job Description:

Working closely with the Chief Records Officer, the individual in this position is responsible for independently performing a full range of records management functions to support the systematic identification, classification, appraisal, scheduling, and management of public records, regardless of format, to determine their value and ultimate disposition (destruction or transfer to archives). He or she understands and is able to explain records and information management requirements, standards and best practices and, in collaboration with local and state agencies, collects and analyzes state and Federal laws, regulations, policies, and related recordkeeping and business requirements and develops record schedules, policies and procedures accordingly.

The records analyst also provides consultative and outreach services to state and local public agencies, including assisting them in establishing and maintaining their records management programs. He or she must be able to: initiate and sustain cooperative relationships with a wide variety of individuals; manage multiple assignments and adapt to changing priorities; work independently and in a team environment; effectively impart complex ideas to others in easily understandable terms; and incorporate evolving and emerging theories, principles, ethics, and best practices into current projects.

Working knowledge of archives, records and information management theory, principles, standards, and best practices, including files management and electronic records management systems, are required.

You can also find this advertisement online at: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/about-us/jobs.aspx

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ALA Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2015

Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded, interested in children's librarianship
Award: $6,000
Responsibility
work in children's librarianship for at least one year after graduation, become member of ALA and ALSC

ALA Century Scholarship

Eligibility: library school student with disabilities
Award: $2,500 for services or accommodations not provided by law or the university

David H. Clift Scholarship

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident; no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

Eligibility: library support staff currently working in a library, US/Canadian citizen/permanent resident, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen/permanent resident pursuing an MLS specializing in youth services, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

Eligibility: library support staff currently working in a library, US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $5,000

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

Eligibility: library support staff currently working in a library, US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded, interested in pursuing a specialty in new media
Award: $2,500 scholarship, travel stipend to attend ALA Midwinter Meeting

Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship

Eligibility: library school student planning to work in children's services (up to age 14 in any type library); no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS prior to June 1 of the year awarded
Award: four awards of $7,500 each
Responsibility: become members of ALA and ALSC; must work in children's services for at least one year after graduation

Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS prior to June 1 of year awarded
Award: $3,000

LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Eligibility: member of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, Hispanic), US/Canadian citizen, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS/MLIS/MIS, interest in automated library systems
Award: $2,500

OCLC Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

Eligibility: member of a principal minority group (American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, Hispanic), US/Canadian citizen, no more than 12 semester hours towards MLS, interest in automated library systems
Award: $3,000

Spectrum Scholarship

Eligibility: US/Canadian citizen or permanent resident, member of a minority group (American Indian/Alaska native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander), enrolled in accredited program and begin school no later than September 1 or fall semester immediately following the award
Award: $5,000
Responsibility: maintain courseload of at least two classes per semester, attend Spectrum Leadership Institute, become member of ALA, complete master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an education unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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Public Relations - Archives Project Intern, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA

Location: Cambridge/Somerville, MA

Description:

The Harvard Art Museums is accepting applications for the position of Archives Project Intern, working in the Public Relations department. The intern will be tasked with clipping, scanning, and filing all press related to the Harvard Art Museums. Working closely with the Public Relations Manager and Archives, the intern will be trained in proper archival practices in preserving and cataloging clippings in print and digital records. The intern may also be asked to assist with other needs of the Communications Division, which may include answering visitor inquiries, updating the communications database, distributing promotional materials, and assisting with social media.

Please note that the location for this particular job is in an off-site building in Somerville, near the Sullivan Square T. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums located on Broadway in Cambridge. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.

Qualifications:

The internship is open to qualified students who are able to begin work in February or earlier. The hours are very flexible.  Applicants who are majoring in arts administration, archives management, or communications with a strong interest in the arts are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be independent, organized and detail-oriented, and possess computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point. Familiarity with Evernote a plus, but not required.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Communications Department, Attn: Rebecca Torres, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 or rebecca_torres@harvard.edu.

Deadline: January 5

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Metadata Specialist, LAC Group, New York, NY

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Specialist to work for LAC Group's client a media company; located in New York City (Manhattan). This position includes data entry of specific and relevant metadata specific to the corresponding digital assets within our client's specific style guidelines.

A successful candidate will have had previous meta-tagging experience especially with media assets and understand the role of standards, accuracy, structure, context and geography.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete and accurate data entry of relevant metatags within a pre-defined format and style;
  • Perform captioning of videos
  • Timely completion of assigned work;
  • Ability to proof and quality control their own work and remain consistent with the rest of the project team;

Qualifications:

  • 1 - 4 years previous metadata / meta tagging experience especially within a media / publishing environment;
  • Knowledge of digital and video image files and formats is preferred
  • Experience working within specific metadata style guidelines;
  • Excellent reading, analytically and communication skills;
  • Ability to read and summarize content succinctly;
  • Creative problem solving abilities;
  • Good organizational, time management and customer service skills essential;

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

Apply here.

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Call for Fellows, Data & Society, New York, NY

Data & Society is an NYC-based research institute focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development.

Program

Data & Society is currently looking to assemble its 2015 class of fellows. The fellowship program brings together an eclectic network of researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals who are interested in engaging one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society. We are looking for a diverse group of people who can see both the opportunities and challenges presented by access to data and who have a vision for a project that can inform the public or shape the future of society.

Fellows are the heart and soul of Data & Society and are expected to develop innovative initiatives, interact with people who hold diverse perspectives, and participate in the creation of a growing community. Data & Society is a new organization and many aspects of this program are continuing to evolve. Fellows play a pivotal role in shaping the Institute's character and formation.

Projects

Potential fellows are invited to imagine a specific project or activity that they will execute to help society's understanding of and ability to adapt to a world permeated by data. Successful fellowship projects are high-impact initiatives that engage broad audiences to inform, convene, intervene, or provoke. We are open to a wide range of potential outputs, from white papers and op-eds to multi-stakeholder events to technological artifacts. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary, cross-sector, or crazy ideas that tackle challenges facing society that don't easily fit into a predefined category or box.

To offer a sense of the kinds of projects that may be appropriate, consider what would be needed to help address the following questions. Please note that this is just a list to help imagine projects, not a prescriptive list of what we are looking for.

  • How can we increase public access to data while minimizing potential abuses? How do these dynamics shift if we're talking about urban data, health data, or behavioral data?
  • What kinds of advice would help designers, entrepreneurs, and startups navigate the social, legal, and ethical dynamics of working with data? How can we build a structure to support these actors?
  • How can we increase the public's understanding of data and algorithms? What does it mean to increase data literacy? How do we empower educators, librarians, and cultural institutions to inform the public?
  • How might we leverage different metaphors to help interrogate what's unfolding? Data philanthropy? Data supply chains? Data fracking?
  • How are the fields of civil rights, criminal justice, education, government, health, journalism, law, etc. changed by data? What frameworks would help ground those fields?
  • What kinds of technical/social/legal/economic interventions can help address new inequities that emerge because of predictive analytics?
  • How do we measure the impact of data collection and use? How do we measure the impact of regulations intended to protect or empower people?

Mix

We are seeking a small group of (approximately 4-8) new fellows with different types of expertise and knowledge. We are purposefully looking for a diverse mix of researchers and practitioners. Researchers may be postdocs, faculty on leave, or independent scholars. We are disciplinarily agnostic and welcome people from critical, empirical, technical, and humanistic fields. Practitioners may include activists, educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, makers, policy analysts, or public intellectuals.

Participation

Fellows will be expected to be in partial residence at Data & Society's Flatiron District home in Manhattan and to participate in weekly activities. Fellows will be encouraged to work on their own projects, host events, and collaborate with others. Data & Society supports a vibrant mix of thinkers and doers so we are especially interested in fellows who are excited by community building. Fellows may be part time, provided that they can dedicate at least Thursdays to being fully focused on Data & Society efforts.

Term

Fellowships are individually crafted to suit the needs of the fellow and the project. The typical fellowship is full time for one year (with the possibility of renewal). We expect the 2015 fellows to be in place and active at Data & Society by September 2015, but we are open to fellows starting earlier.

Funding

Stipends, benefits, and project funding are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and depend on our ability to fundraise for the fellows program. Our goal is to work with fellows to identify and provide the resources and structure needed to support their proposed projects. For this reason, we encourage applicants to be upfront about what they'll need to be successful. The typical fellowship includes approximately $30,000 in Data & Society support; some fellows ask for stipends while others ask for resources to support their projects (e.g., RA time, event costs, etc.). All fellows will have access to desks/workspaces, email address, and organizational support.

As a 501(c)(3), we are able to support fellows in applying for both federal and philanthropic grants. We provide fellows with support in applying for grants, and we work with fellows who are holding their own grants to craft an appropriate fellowship that allows fellows to commit to their grantors.

Apply athttp://www.datasociety.net/initiatives/fellows-program/

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Collections Information and Database Specialist, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Auto req ID: 34431BR

Time Status: Full-time

Department: Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology

Salary Grade: 057

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the job is to ensure the continuing development of the Harvard Art Museums collections information systems to support museum processes, to advise and support collection related projects, and to provide expertise on how the collection information systems can be used to support the museums mission to preserve, document, present, interpret, and strengthen the collections and resources in their care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the collections information systems (The Museum System (TMS), etc) of the Harvard Art Museums
  • Train staff in collection information systems use and provide ongoing museum-wide support
  • Manage TMS user accounts, security, and access privileges
  • Create and manage TMS Crystal Reports, User Defined Forms, List Views, and Data Views to meet users' data access and reporting needs
  • Run updates and data mining queries in SQL
  • Lead user meetings to train, discuss goals, and address challenges of collections data organization and management
  • Lead the development and implementation of cataloguing standards and maintain data integrity in conformity with established museum practice
  • Maintain documentation on cataloguing and procedures/workflow
  • Identify and implement relevant features and workflow of the collections information
  • Working with museums staff and Harvard University IT, carry out the testing of, and upgrade to, new versions of the collections information systems (TMS, etc)
  • Advise software development groups on collections data content structure for custom applications, including Collections Online and the Object Move Application (OMA)
  • Manage vendor relationship with Gallery Systems, prioritizing and communicating issues and needs related to TMS
  • Think creatively about the future use of the museums' data and push the limits of the museums' cataloguing systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required, with demonstrated ability in SQL, Crystal, and TMS. Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a museum or related environment.

Additional Qualifications

Excellent project management, organizational and communication skills and thorough knowledge of cultural data standards strongly preferred; thorough knowledge of standard museum collection management practices and procedures, essential. Ability to build strong relationships with internal clients, effectively resolve problems and communicate creative resolutions to multiple constituents within the museums. Flexibility and ability to adjust priorities as required.

Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Identity

EEO Statement: 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.

Apply here.

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Head of University Archives & Special Collections, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

General Description:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of UASC leads all aspects related to the creation, planning, development, and management of the University's institutional archives and special collections. The Head of the UASC supports digital initiatives across campus, demonstrating an understanding of digital records and objects and emerging technologies, as well as knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives.

The Head of UASC defines and inaugurates expanded services and promotes innovative approaches for digital scholarship, working closely with other units throughout the Libraries to integrate the rich assets of the UASC as an integral component of IIT Libraries' support for teaching, learning, and research at the University.

The Head of UASC articulates a vision and a strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of a nationally and internationally recognized primary research collection, facilitates collaboration and participation in relevant initiatives and programs, and develops fundraising strategies. The Head of the UASC represents IIT Libraries in local, regional and national professional organizations.

In collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and other library departments, the Head of UASC participates in grant writing activities and initiates and manages a variety of educational programs and services that showcase, sustain, and grow the UASC. The Head of the UASC also identifies, cultivates, and provides stewardship of donors and for the acquisition of special collections in support of university curricula.

The Head of UASC oversees the compilation of statistics and develops narrative and statistical reports on activities and programs; works with the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Scholarly Communication to analyze usage and documentation; and prepares annual and other reports on the operation of the UASC as requested.

Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree in Library Information Science or a graduate degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of three years of progressively responsible management experience in archival or special collections services and operations. An additional degree or certification in a relevant discipline is preferred.

Superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment. Demonstrated strong commitment to quality patron services, student-centered philosophy, and public service orientation. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Working knowledge and demonstrated ability in addressing the processing, curatorial, and conservation issues associated with archives and special collections, and demonstrated understanding of research usage. Understanding of emerging technologies, and key issues and trends in archives and special collections.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of digital collections, social media tools, and digital humanities concepts, tools, and techniques. Ability to articulate a vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in changing environments. Experience in exhibit curation.

Additional Salary Information: Competitive

Internal Number: IIT_UASC

Apply here.

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University Archivist, Elon University, Elon, NC

Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Elon University invites applications for the position of University Archivist.  We seek a librarian archivist who is committed to cross-functional librarianship, interested in working in a collaborative library environment, and eager to engage in the daily life of the university community.  The archivist will provide leadership, management, planning and assessment for all operations of the university archives and special collections, including the newly constructed 5,800sf offsite archives and storage facility.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the university archives & special collections department in all aspects of archival management, including the identification, assessment, acquisition, description, storage, access, preservation and disposal of archives in all formats;
  • Develop and implement departmental goals, policies and procedures;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach, marketing and promotion of the university archives;
  • Serve as a member of the library leadership team, advocating for the interests of the archives through awareness of emerging trends, standards, and technologies;
  • Supervise 3 FTE staff as well as student assistants, interns and volunteers;
  • As a faculty librarian, serve as a member of a collaborative cross-functional library team, share in evening and weekend reference responsibilities, contribute to library committees and activities, participate in university governance, and contribute to local, state, regional and national professional organizations. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, and/or information science;
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience working with archival collections in multiple formats;
  • Demonstrated ability to train, direct and supervise professional and student staff;
  • Knowledge and ability to apply appropriate archival theory, standards and practices;
  • Demonstrated commitment to library public services;
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of ContentDM and/or experience with an archival content management system is preferred.
  • Experience with archival information management applications such as Archivist Toolkit, Archives Space, etc.
  • Certification through the Academy of Certified Archivists of Society of American Archivists.

This is a 12-month, non-tenured faculty position, which reports directly to the Dean and University Librarian. 

Carol Grotnes Belk Library opened in 2000 as a national model of an information commons and was recently renovated to more fully reflect the visual and functional integration of the services of Belk Library, the Writing Center, Academic Tutoring and Teaching & Learning Technologies.  Inviting, highly functional spaces encourage consultation with consolidated experts as well as spaces to foster collaborative and individual research, writing, and academic work.  A department within Belk Library, the University Archives collects, organizes, and preserves records and materials of enduring value related to the history of Elon University.  Belk Library staff members are deeply engaged throughout the university, enabling them to provide services and resources uniquely tailored to the Elon community.

Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. In its 2015 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities with recognition for excellence in high-impact practices including study abroad, internships, first-year experience, undergraduate research, senior capstone and learning communities.

The Elon community is characterized by a strong student-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. The university includes more than 400 full-time faculty members and 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 49 states, the District of Columbia and 47 other nations. Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs. 

The university sends more students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation's "leader in engaged learning" and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 378 "best colleges." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.

Elon's 620-acre campus in North Carolina's Piedmont region is consistently recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.

How to apply.

A letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted through the online application system www.elon.edu/employment by January 16, 2015.

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Audiovisual File Organization and Archiving Internship, Creative Department, WGBH, Boston, MA

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

Department Description

Creative is responsible for on-air breaks and branding for all WGBH-generated channels, as well as brand management and graphic design services (including the design of marketing and sales materials for all WGBH entities).

The department also is responsible for media planning and the creative execution and placement of paid advertising (print, Web, radio, and such out-of-house vehicles as billboards, bus boards, and other types of environmental advertising).

Available services

  • campaign development and project management
  • graphic design for all media
  • advertising concept development, buying, and production
  • short-form video and reel production including producing, writing, editing, motion graphics, offline, mix, sound design
  • hiring photographers for WGBH institutional events, promotion, location shoots, etc., including management of contracts and resulting photos

Internship Description:

WGBH Creative seeks an Intern to organize their archive and work-in-process files, creating a system that can be easily adopted by current staff and inherited by future staff.

This project will entail review of multiple file formats on a variety of volumes including servers, drop boxes, portable drives, shared storage systems, and tapes.

Working closely with the WGBH Creative team the Intern will implement an organizational structure and naming protocols for past and future work.  Consultation with Media Library and Archives staff may occur for archive procedures.

Materials to review and catalogue will vary widely - video, audio, photographs, illustrations, design files, animation files -  so a strong understanding of a wide array of media formats is required.

Skills Preferred

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.

Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

Good web and file sharing technical skills.

Audiovisual production experience helpful.

Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to: Piper Rankine, Director WGBH Creative, piper_rankine@wgbh.org

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Full-Time Substitute Librarian - Mid-March to Mid-June, Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA

Seeking full-time substitute for Pre-K to Grade 9 independent school Librarian. Candidates should have a background in library sciences and experience in a school library. The complete job description can be downloaded here.

Send cover letter, current resume, and names of three references to: emaccurrach@shoreschool.org or 

Elizabeth MacCurrach, Head of Lower School
Shore Country Day School
545 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

E.O.E.

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iConference 2015: Early Bird Registration

iConference 2015: Early-bird registration available through Jan. 15, 2015

24-27 March, 2015, Newport Beach, California, USA

Conference Home: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

iConference 2015 registration is now open. Discounted early rates are available through Jan. 15, 2015. Register today to secure the early rate! 

The iConference is an international gathering of scholars and researchers concerned with critical information issues in contemporary society. iConference 2015 will take place March 24-27, 2015, at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations--all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. All information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.

The official iConference 2015 schedule will be posted soon, and includes the following:

  • Keynote addresses by noted luminaries Christine L. Borgman, Carole Goble, and Scott E. Page.
  • 51 completed research papers offering new and interesting perspectives on key topics in the information field. 
  • 40 preliminary results papers that explore developing thinking and perspectives.
  • Nearly 100 poster presentations by present and future thought-leaders in the field.
  • 12 workshops providing a meaningful and immersive experience in specific areas of study.
  • 8 thought-provoking sessions for interaction and engagement.
  • Myriad socializing and networking opportunities, including our evening Opening Reception, and also our Banquet Dinner at the waterfront Newport Dunes.
  • Special meetings for iSchools leadership, staff, and practitioners.
  • The student Social Media Expo, presentation of the annual iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award, and much, much more!

Registration is open now. Participants are also encouraged to book their lodging in our specially priced room block at the conference hotel. See our Accommodations Page for details.

iConference 2015 is presented by the iSchools and hosted by University of California, Irvine: The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. The conference champion sponsors are Microsoft Research and UCI Hana Lab; contributors include Facebook and Nokia; additional support provided by Google, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, the UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and UCI Newkirk Center.

Conference Home: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

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Office Assistant, Town Clerk's Office, Wenham, MA

I am a newly elected town clerk and I could very much use help of an office assistant to assist with:

  • compiling an inventory of town records
  • inputting data for electronic registries of vital records
  • copying and scanning documents to digitize these records

I am looking for an enthusiastic detailed person who is able to work in a multitude of projects simultaneously.

The hours and days are flexible.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to me,

Dianne Bucco, Town Clerk,

by mail;

138 Main Street, Wenham, MA 01984

Or email;

dbucco@wenhamma.gov

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Archives Internship, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Spring Archives Internship Description:

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks two interns to work under the direction and supervision of LNDL's Head of Archives & Special Collections to survey the archival holdings of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Interns will develop an archives survey, inventory records, assess their physical condition, note their arrangement, analyze findings, and identify future priorities.

Interns will gain experience working in an academic archive, become familiar with a wide range of records  & formats, organizational arrangements, physical storage, preservation needs, and grant planning experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Commitment of 120 hours
  • Enrolled in or recent graduate from a Graduate-level program in Archives or related field
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders, stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel Spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work within a Monday - Friday, 9:30 - 5:30 workweek
  • Ability to complete internship between January 1 - June 30th

Educational Credit or Stipend:

Internship may be taken for educational credit (with prior approval) or a stipend of $2,000.

Contact information:

Please submit electronically a resume, brief cover letter, and a list of three (3) professional and/or academic references by December 19th to: aclarkson@loyola.edu

Ms. Anna Clarkson, Head of Archives & Special Collections
Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library
200 Winston Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
(no telephone calls please)

About the Library:

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library provides information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, comprehensive-level universities located adjacent to each other in a residential area of northern Baltimore City.

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Short Term Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Lenny Bruce collection. The collection includes approximately 10 linear feet of material documenting Bruce's work, personal life, and public reception as a groundbreaking comedian of the 1950s and 1960s. The collection contains family photographs, audiovisual material, news clippings, ephemera, trial transcripts, manuscript material, and some correspondence.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Lenny Bruce collection.
  • Write a processing plan in consultation with the Special Collections Librarian and Preservation Officer.
  • Arrange, describe, and create an online finding aid for the collection according to accepted archival standards.
  • Organize the physical collection and identify items that are candidates for preservation work.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required.

Skills and Knowledge:

Familiarity with archival standards and practices and web-based archives management tools, such as Archivist Toolkit or Archon; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess and solve problems accurately; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability. Familiarity with the work of Lenny Bruce desirable.

Education:

MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management or currently enrolled in a program.

Work Experience:

Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.

Additional Information:

May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:

This is a temporary, short-term position. The collection is approximately 10 linear feet and is estimated to take approximately 150 hours to process the collection and create the finding aid. The position can be either full-time or part-time. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:

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

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Conservation Library Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Apply now for: Spring 2015, Summer 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

Organizational Description: 

The New England Aquarium's mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.

Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.

Department Description:

The New England Aquarium is a leading force in ocean conservation.  From leading expeditions to some of the most remote places on the planet to creating real change on the water through engagement with the international seafood industry, the New England Aquarium's Conservation Department has a vast array of projects that are all dedicated to solving the most challenging problems facing the oceans today. A key conservation initiative is the Sustainable Seafood Programs, which aim to protect the world's ocean resources by raising public awareness and by working with the seafood industry to promote sustainable wild-capture fisheries and aquaculture operations.

Apply online.

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Dean of Libraries, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

About Clemson University and the University Libraries

Clemson University (www.clemson.edu) is a land-grant institution committed to world-class learning, outreach and research.  Six interdisciplinary colleges and schools house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, natural resources, business, social sciences, arts and humanities, health care, and education.  A faculty of 1,500 and staff of 3,000 support over 80 undergraduate degree offerings, and more than 70 master's and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $1 billion and an endowment of more than $500 million fund programs and operations. Major new research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

The Clemson University Libraries provide access to more than 1.3 million books, 480 databases, over 45,000 journals, and numerous unique digital collections. The Libraries have strong reference and research services, a substantial instruction and outreach program, progressive technical services, and high density remote storage facility. With an annual budget in excess of $13 million (with more than half committed to the Library collection), the Libraries are engaged in numerous digitization projects, and have also been involved in several initiatives to support new forms of scholarly publishing and communication.

Overview of Role and Responsibilities

The Dean of Libraries will provide a clear vision of the evolving role of the Libraries and how they directly support the strategic initiatives and intellectual core of the university. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the Clemson University Libraries, the Dean reports to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, and oversees approximately 28 faculty members, 64 staff members and 65 students in a large main library in the heart of the Clemson campus, along with a number of smaller collections and facilities on- and off- campus.

Specifically, the Dean will:

  • develop, implement and advance the Libraries' strategic plan;
  • provide visionary and effective leadership to library faculty, staff and students to collectively achieve the strategic initiatives;
  • lead the continuing transformation of the Clemson Libraries into a student center that encourages research, academic excellence and collaboration in a technologically-rich environment;
  • support intellectual inquiry by aligning library services with advances in research, instructional delivery, curriculum development, and academic study;
  • foster relationships with the university community and external sources to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency;
  • ensure that the Libraries stay at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach and the storage and delivery of information;
  • effectively plan and manage the financial resources of the Libraries to meet current needs and  allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives;
  • support the traditional core functions of the library for those patrons who depend on them;
  • appreciate the diverse needs of research library patrons, such as undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, and promote a service-based environment to support these constituencies effectively;
  • further encourage a responsive culture that welcomes change and innovation, and strengthens international connections; and  
  • cultivate external relations and development opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Masters in library science terminal degree from an American Library Association-accredited program or related discipline required
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library
  • A record of achievement appropriate for a position at the rank of Librarian at Clemson University
  • Proven leadership in program management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a complex research library setting
  • Strong collaborative and leadership skills to focus faculty, staff and student efforts to achieve common goals
  • Commitment to the educational role of academic libraries, and alignment of library activities with curricula, instruction/outreach, and research
  • Evidence of success in securing external funding and an appreciation of stewardship and collaborative relationships within and beyond the university
  • Dedication to diversity and social justice and promoting a respectful work environment
  • Skill in advancing digital initiatives and coordinating with information technology units
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

How to Apply:

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Clemson University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: February 6, 2015.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

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/q5mbbmp

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Dean of Libraries, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

About Clemson University and the University Libraries

Clemson University (www.clemson.edu) is a land-grant institution committed to world-class learning, outreach and research.  Six interdisciplinary colleges and schools house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, natural resources, business, social sciences, arts and humanities, health care, and education.  A faculty of 1,500 and staff of 3,000 support over 80 undergraduate degree offerings, and more than 70 master's and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $1 billion and an endowment of more than $500 million fund programs and operations. Major new research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at three innovation campuses and six research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.

The Clemson University Libraries provide access to more than 1.3 million books, 480 databases, over 45,000 journals, and numerous unique digital collections. The Libraries have strong reference and research services, a substantial instruction and outreach program, progressive technical services, and high density remote storage facility. With an annual budget in excess of $13 million (with more than half committed to the Library collection), the Libraries are engaged in numerous digitization projects, and have also been involved in several initiatives to support new forms of scholarly publishing and communication.

Overview of Role and Responsibilities

The Dean of Libraries will provide a clear vision of the evolving role of the Libraries and how they directly support the strategic initiatives and intellectual core of the university. As the chief academic and administrative officer of the Clemson University Libraries, the Dean reports to the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, and oversees approximately 28 faculty members, 64 staff members and 65 students in a large main library in the heart of the Clemson campus, along with a number of smaller collections and facilities on- and off- campus.

Specifically, the Dean will:

  • develop, implement and advance the Libraries' strategic plan;
  • provide visionary and effective leadership to library faculty, staff and students to collectively achieve the strategic initiatives;
  • lead the continuing transformation of the Clemson Libraries into a student center that encourages research, academic excellence and collaboration in a technologically-rich environment;
  • support intellectual inquiry by aligning library services with advances in research, instructional delivery, curriculum development, and academic study;
  • foster relationships with the university community and external sources to improve library services and facilities, enhance the quality of resources, and increase operational efficiency;
  • ensure that the Libraries stay at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, outreach and the storage and delivery of information;
  • effectively plan and manage the financial resources of the Libraries to meet current needs and  allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives;
  • support the traditional core functions of the library for those patrons who depend on them;
  • appreciate the diverse needs of research library patrons, such as undergraduates, graduate students, professional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community, and promote a service-based environment to support these constituencies effectively;
  • further encourage a responsive culture that welcomes change and innovation, and strengthens international connections; and  
  • cultivate external relations and development opportunities.

Qualifications

  • Masters in library science terminal degree from an American Library Association-accredited program or related discipline required
  • Demonstrated progressive experience in a comprehensive research or university library
  • A record of achievement appropriate for a position at the rank of Librarian at Clemson University
  • Proven leadership in program management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a complex research library setting
  • Strong collaborative and leadership skills to focus faculty, staff and student efforts to achieve common goals
  • Commitment to the educational role of academic libraries, and alignment of library activities with curricula, instruction/outreach, and research
  • Evidence of success in securing external funding and an appreciation of stewardship and collaborative relationships within and beyond the university
  • Dedication to diversity and social justice and promoting a respectful work environment
  • Skill in advancing digital initiatives and coordinating with information technology units
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

How to Apply:

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Clemson University in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: February 6, 2015.

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

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/q5mbbmp

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Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Visual Literacy

Call for Manuscripts (Fall 2015): Special Issue: Visual Literacy Competency Standards in Higher Education

Guest Editor: Dr. Yan Ma, University of Rhode Island

The Journal of Visual Literacy (JVL) invites manuscripts for an analysis of the 2011 ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/visualliteracy). The Association of College and Research Libraries is a division of the American Library Association. We recognize there are other visual literacy standards developed by different organizations in higher education. We seek manuscripts that explore empirical, theoretical, research, practical, or applied aspects of visual literacy for library and information science and services and visual literacy standards developed by other disciplines. With the proliferation of visual information, research has indicated that the need to incorporate visual literacy into the curriculum of higher education is one of the most pressing tasks. ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education recognizes this need and invites educators, scholars, researchers, information professionals, and students to engage visual literacy in higher education. Scholarly research contribution to the JVL enhances the implementation of visual literacy standards in the curriculum, research, and learning for a lifelong learning journey.

JVL reflects the eclectic nature of the membership of the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) and publishes articles on a wide variety of topics on visual literacy. JVL is a refereed, scholarly journal that provides an open forum in which researchers and practitioners can explore the evolving field of visual literacy.

Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts

  1. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced for 8.5 x 11 inch, A4, or equivalent paper, and be 10-25 pages long. MS Word or RTF with formatting are preferred. Manuscripts must be submitted digitally via email attachment. Please include:
    • 1 digital copy (MSWord or RTF file with separate graphic files)
    • list of 4 or 5 keywords
    • 100-word abstract
    • names and contact information for all authors (include name, highest degree, mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail, and institutional affiliation as appropriate.)
  2. Headings, tables, figures, and references should be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Improperly formatted or incompletely documented articles (especially for citations and reference lists) will be delayed until the author makes corrections. Please be precise in matching citations within the text and reference list.
  3. Please send graphics as stand alone files (e.g., not embedded in a word file). An electronic version or camera-ready version of each figure, table, or graphic should be submitted in the highest resolution and quality available, and in an appropriate aspect ratio to fit the journal (maximum 4.25 inches wide by 7.25 inches tall print area including legible labels). We can reduce / resize original photographs, slides, or electronic versions as appropriate. (Be aware that graphics that are suitable for web publication are generally not suitable for print journals.)
  4. Manuscripts will be sent to at least three referees for critical review, comment, and recommendation. Referees will be asked to make a judgment regarding the quality and appropriateness of the manuscript for publication in JVL. Based on the referees' recommendations, the Guest Editor will decide to publish the manuscript as submitted, publish the manuscript with suggested revisions, or reject the manuscript for publication. In all cases the author will be notified of the decision, and in the event the manuscript is rejected, a summary of the reasons for that decision will be forwarded.

Send Special Issue Manuscripts by March 20, 2015 to

Dr. Yan Ma, JVL Guest Editor
Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Harrington School of Communication and Media
94 West Alumni Ave.
Kingston, RI 02881
Email: yanma@uri.edu
Tel: 401-874-2819  
Fax: 401-874-4964

For more information regarding the Journal of Visual Literacy, including regular issue submissions, visit http://www.ivla.org/drupal2/content/journal-visual-literacy

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Dean of the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the School of Communication and Information (SC&I). As SC&I's chief academic and administrative officer, the dean provides leadership and vision for the school, implementing and advancing its mission, overseeing its operations, managing its resources, and furthering its external relations and fundraising. SC&I is one of 18 schools and colleges at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Founded in 1982, SC&I today houses one of the nation's leading interdisciplinary faculties recognized for excellence and innovation in basic and applied research in the areas of contemporary communication, information, and media related problems. The school has 59 full-time faculty members and 33 full-time staff. It enrolls over 2,250 students across eight academic programs, and grants baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees across three departments: Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, and Library and Information Science. SC&I also includes seven research centers and institutes and offers non-degree graduate study in several areas. The dean of SC&I will report to the chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and is expected to be a key member of the university's leadership team.

Full details of the position are available at: http://uwide.rutgers.edu/about/dean-school-communication-and-information

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Library Director, Russell Memorial Library, Acushnet, MA

Duties/Description:

The Acushnet Board of Library Trustees seeks a creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation for our busy small library. Library operations will relocate later this year to a larger facility currently being renovated into a more modern, accessible library designed to better meet the needs of this community for the coming decades.

This library boasts a Board of Trustees committed to excellence in public service, a capable and dedicated staff, a stable budget, and excellent working relationships with town boards and committees, and the Friends group.

The Director is responsible for all phases of day-to-day library operations; supervises a part-time staff of 7; works closely with the Board of Trustees to set goals and policies; develops and administers the budget; develops and implements long-range plan; plans and markets library collections, programs and services for all ages; communicates library needs and objectives to the public and Town Boards; and keeps current with library trends and developments.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as be an articulate, approachable and high energy person who is not fazed by handling many projects and deadlines simultaneously. Must possess strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, and must be able to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment.

The ideal candidate will have the skills to ensure services align with the library's mission, vision, values, and strategic goals, and possess an understanding of collection development, marketing, outreach, and quality public service. He or she will also possess excellent technology and computer skills, and some social media knowledge. Experience with library renovations and moving collections a plus. Municipal library experience is highly desirable.

Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited graduate program and Professional Certificate from the MBLC, with 3-5 years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library, and at least 2 years of supervisory experience. Occasional Saturday and evening hours may be required.

Salary: $55,000. Health benefits.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found, or by February 28, 2015.

Application Instructions: Please submit letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Search Committee via email at acushnetlibrarysearch@gmail.com. All applicants must complete a town employment application. Successful candidate must clear a CORI check. The Town of Acushnet is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Technical Services & Metadata Librarian, Colby College Libraries, Waterville, ME

Supervisor: Assistant Director for Collections Management

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries' electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 7,000 individual print monographs per year; most items are processed prior to arrival, though some require original cataloging.

The Technical Services and Metadata Librarian works closely with colleagues in the Collections Management department, as well as librarians and staff in Scholarly Resources & Services, and Digital and Special Collections, to ensure students and faculty have ready access to all collections in their various iterations.  In addition, she/he will engage regularly with library colleagues at Bates and Bowdoin colleges on standards, workflows, and procedures involving our shared catalog, CBBcat.  In addition, they will support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management in the upkeep of electronic resources managed in the Serials Solutions data management system.

Responsibilities and duties

Technical Services & Metadata

  • Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS using AACR2,  RDA and LC Classification
  • Support the work of our consortial partners in bibliographic records creation, authority records management and associated processing and reports
  • Collaborate with Digital and Special Collections librarians and staff to produce and maintain standardized metadata for rare books, maps, videos, senior thesis, dissertations, and manuscripts
  • Responsible for applying professional guidelines and local practices for original and copy cataloging (including creation of manuals for Library staff and student employees)
  • Support the work of the Coordinator of Collections Management (Acquisitions) to oversee the process of acquiring materials, updating processes and enhancing workflows
  • Support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, and Serials Assistant to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks)
  • Monitor evolving trends in cataloging and metadata with an eye to  ensuring that the Libraries' print, electronic, and digital collections are easily discoverable and accessible to students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment
  • Service on College Committees and participation in College activities expected

Minimum Qualifications:

MLS/MLIS from ALA Accredited institution

2-3 years' experience working with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces

Familiarity with shared catalogs and library consortiums

2-3 years' original cataloging experience with OCLC

Experience with a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC, RDA)

Familiarity with acquisitions and ILL services

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Experience providing public service support activities

Preferred Qualifications:

Three or more years' experience working in an academic library

Ability to conduct training workshops for colleagues, as required

Familiarity with best practices and standards for Music and Rare Book cataloging

Experience with project management

Supervisory experience

Familiarity with emerging metadata standards including linked open data, METS, PREMIS, and MARCXML 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are "central to scholarship" and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries, a new state of the art storage facility, a staff of 14 professional librarians, 15 support staff, and more than 75 student employees. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are key partners in building a shared collection and MaineCat, NExpress, and Rapid are used to facilitate resource sharing.

The Colby Libraries is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), the Hathi Trust, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative shared print project.

For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on the role of technical services in a modern academic environment
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 3, 2015. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Preferred start date: April 1, 2015

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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Archives Assistant, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Boston, MA - Deadline extended

Agency Description:

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

Job Description:

DCR seeks qualified applicants for the position of Archives Assistant. The DCR Archives Program currently includes two staff: an Archivist and a Plans Archivist. Under the supervision of the Plans Archivist, the Archives Assistant will assist in the archival management of an active central engineering and architectural plans collection pertaining to state parks buildings and landscapes, water resources, bridge and parkway infrastructure, real estate holdings, and recreational facilities. The collection encompasses approximately 75,000 plans, which date from the 1890s to the present.

The Archives Assistant identifies, acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to records of enduring value of the agency and its agency predecessors, according to the archival management principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the records' authenticity and context.

The Archives Assistant complies with the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as established by the Secretary of State's Records Conservation Board, the Massachusetts State Archives, and the Supervisor of Public Records.

The Archives Assistant will participate centrally in a long-term initiative to reformat key agency records - especially plans and documents related to critical infrastructure such as bridges, flood control projects, and parkways - and will help implement an electronic records management program for the Plans Library. In addition, The Archives Assistant will assist the Plans Archivist in addressing archival preservation and access issues for plans collections throughout all DCR offices and sites, statewide, including at its off-site Archives storage office in Danvers, and will assist the Archivist with general reference requests at the off-site Archives storage office each month.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in library science or archives management; or previous work experience in an archival or library collection of maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials is preferred

Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists, accepted, though not required.

Strong customer service orientation and ability to work effectively with employees of all levels.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational and analytical skills.

Strong familiarity with major word processing, spreadsheet, and database software packages.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to work independently, multi-task and adapt to changing situations

Experience working with archival or library collections that include maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials.

The ability to handle oversized and fragile documents with care.

Experience in the application of digital imaging methods and technology for archival materials preferred, but not required.

Conservation experience working with collections that include maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials helpful, but not required.

Requires bending, lifting, standing on ladders, and the ability to lift and carry rolls of plans, and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.

To Apply:

For the complete job announcement and information on how to apply, consult the Human Resources Division job listing (posting ID: J45201) on the Mass.Gov web site:

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J45201&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=53

Salary Range: $45,134.44 to $65,212.68 Annually, M-F, 37.5 hours/week

Application Deadline: 12-12-2014

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Faculty Position: Open Rank (Tenure Track), Management Sciences Department, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The Management Sciences Department is recruiting for an open rank tenure track position in business analytics starting in Fall 2015. Areas of interest include but are not limited to data science, data mining, text/web/social media analytics, and data visualization.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Informatics, Information Sciences, Computer Science, Management Science or a related field and exhibit exceptional research and teaching promise. The Management Sciences department offers undergraduate and doctoral programs in Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS). The department has recently started a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. The department teaches additional BAIS courses for MBA and MAC students. Extensive collaborative opportunities are available with faculty and doctoral students in other departments and interdisciplinary programs such as the Iowa Informatics Initiative.

Applications are accepted online through Jobs@UIOWA at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty, reference Requisition #65596. All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, three references, and 1-3 research papers online. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Application screening will begin by January 12, 2015.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women, minority applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community.  To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encourage to apply.

The Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian plays a critical role in promoting the library to the campus and broader community. S/he develops and implements a marketing strategy to promote the library in a variety of outreach activities including: presentations, student activities and promotions, public events, brochures, displays, library website design and communications within and outside the library.  The Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian will hold a significant role in the library instruction program by teaching sessions by faculty request, as well as assisting in the design, promotion, assessment, marketing and implementation of the instruction program as led by the Coordinator of Research & Instruction Services. S/he will provide reference service both in person and virtually, conducting Personal Research Sessions and using chat reference software for AJCU consortial shifts as well as email reference. S/he will create LibGuides for general and course-specific use; act as liaison to one or more Montserrat clusters; lead the Outreach & Engagement Team; and serve as Librarian by Department for several academic departments.

This is an Exempt level position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://offices.holycross.edu/humanresources/benefits

An ALA accredited MLS. 1-3 years of experience in library instruction and outreach/marketing.  Experience teaching and presenting, preferably in academia.  Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal skills.  Web editing experience; graphic arts skills a plus.  Fluency with social media.

Please apply at: http://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55418

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Library Director, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees and the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for the planning, directing and evaluating all aspects of municipal library services. Supervises staff of approximately 25 FTE. Responsible for budget management. MLS degree with minimum five years of experience including three in a managerial or supervisory position required. Salary: $72,491 - $84,000 per year.

For complete job description, requirements and application for position, visit the city website. Submit cover letter, resume and application to: HRD@cityofhaverhill.com. POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED ADA/EEO

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Librarian for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a forward-looking and enterprising professional familiar with the use and communication of all formats of research information in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) and Engineering Systems to shape and deliver programs of instruction, reference, outreach, and resource selection and to serve as liaison to an active community of users involved in research and teaching at the leading edge of their fields. The EECS undergraduate program has the largest enrollment at MIT, typically including over 20% of all MIT undergraduates. Its graduate program is consistently ranked among the top electrical engineering and computer science programs in the world. The Engineering Systems Division (ESD), a graduate program within the School of Engineering, strives to solve previously intractable engineering systems problems by integrating approaches based on engineering, management, and social sciences, using new framing and modeling methodologies.

The EECS/ESD Librarian serves as the Libraries expert on the research, learning culture, and information practices of the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and the Engineering Systems Division within the School of Engineering. S/he actively works to maintain and build connections within the assigned communities and provides information-related instruction, with an emphasis on engaging these communities in the areas of data management, content management, open access and entrepreneurship. S/he will collaborate with colleagues supporting the management and social science communities to provide instruction and reference to support the programs in ESD. S/he selects and advocates for the acquisition and discovery of research materials for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. S/he also provides reference support, for the Engineering community and in support of the MIT community as a whole. S/he is an active member of the Research Data Services group in the department of Data and Specialized Services, participating in the design and delivery of services related to research data. The EECS/ESD Librarian collaborates with colleagues in other library departments to understand research processes and data needs in engineering and science, utilizing expertise about the user community to inform decision making, and supporting the community's use of information resources. S/he promotes the Libraries' repository-based services and provides support for scholarly publishing initiatives, such as recruitment of faculty-created research materials for inclusion in MIT's Open Access collections. S/he collaborates with liaison colleagues to support the interdisciplinary activities of the EECS and ESD departments.

The EECS/ESD Librarian reports to a manager in the Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services (LIRS) department and is a participating member of the Science and Engineering Community of Practice with fellow liaison librarians. S/he participates actively in system-wide initiatives and serves on committees and task forces and is expected to communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, writing or presentations, and/or professional service activities.

Required Qualifications for the position include:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or an engineering or science degree with a willingness to pursue an MLS/MLIS.
  • Experience in or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering reference, instruction and/or outreach services to a research community.
  • Demonstrated interest in and capacity to develop programs for current research trends such as engineering information, research data management, open access, content management, intellectual property issues, funder requirements, entrepreneurship, etc.
  • Background or professional experience in or understanding of the research processes in engineering and science.
  • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with user communities.
  • A foundation of knowledge and understanding of the roles of libraries and librarians in providing research data management services for communities of researchers.
  • Enthusiasm for developing knowledge of EECS literature and information sources for use in developing research level collections.
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  • Independence and initiative in accomplishing liaison work, including ability to be flexible and managing competing priorities.
  • Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of appropriate technologies in service of user needs.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues

Preferred:

  • A degree in an engineering or science field.
  • A deep understanding of the literature and information sources used within engineering, sufficient to provide high quality support to advanced students and researchers.
  • Experience advising researchers managing primary research data in areas such as development of data management plans, contributing metadata descriptions or schemes, data preservation, or contributing to repositories.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication practices in engineering, particularly trends and challenges related to open access publications.

Salary and Benefits: $54,500 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II, or other) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by January 7, 2015; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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

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

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Collections Strategist (Arts and Humanities), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seeks an enthusiastic professional to participate in and lead collection development and management activities across the organization. The ideal candidate will be an adaptive, innovative, and strategic thinker who values collaboration, can successfully manage projects, and who has experience with research collections in the Arts & Humanities. The Arts & Humanities at MIT are vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education.

The Collections Strategist will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of strategists that provides holistic strategy and direction in collection development and management within the Libraries. S/he will take a leadership role in developing and managing collections projects, and will use data to inform decision-making. The Strategist will serve as the collections leader for the Arts & Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), a forum of ten A&H librarians who creatively and collaboratively approach shared collections decisions and priorities. S/he will engage with the A&H librarians to build collections in light of policies and activities in outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management, and curation. In addition, the Collections Strategist will have selection responsibilities in general subject resources that broadly serve the Arts & Humanities community's teaching and research. It is expected that the incumbent have a commitment to following trends in library collections, scholarly communications, and research and education in the Arts & Humanities.

Required Qualifications for the position include:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three years' collection development experience
  • A demonstrated understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more Arts or Humanities disciplines
  • Potential and enthusiasm for leading change and implementing new services and work methods
  • Evidence of ability to summarize, present and communicate data to diverse audiences
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working with vendors and publishers
  • Proven interest and commitment to be engaged in research literature, publishing practices, and emerging trends in areas of the Arts and Humanities.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with geographically-distributed physical collections with limited accessibility

Preferred

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections
  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
  • Grant-writing experience

Salary and Benefits: $54,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2015. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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

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

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Institutional Repository Coordinator and Digital Initiatives Coordinator (2 positions), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University's Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes applications for two newly-created positions: Institutional Repository Coordinator and Digital Initiatives Coordinator.

Institutional Repository Coordinator:

Responsibilities:

  • Directing the operations of SDSU's institutional repository
  • Providing the Library and University faculty with information, training, and assistance in depositing materials into the institutional repository
  • Insuring consistency and accuracy of metadata schema
  • Obtaining funding to support institutional repository initiatives
  • Developing strong partnerships

For a summary of the main minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information, questions on the position, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Digital Initiatives Coordinator:

Responsibilities:

  • Assuring a pleasing, efficient and effective user experience
  • Identifying and prioritizing of collections
  • Maintaining partnerships and obtaining external funding to support digitization
  • Complying with standards, regulations, and laws
  • Preserving digital objects
  • Growing SDSU's digital collections
  • Providing outreach and communication

For a summary of the main minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information, questions on the position, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Technology and Adult Services Librarian, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Full Time Vacancy

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited graduate library school
  • Experience with library automation, in particular the Sierra System of Innovative Interfaces Incorporated.
  • Proficient with personal computers, personal electronic devices, and social media
  • Technical proficiencies needed with HTML, Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel); with social media applications, specifically Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+; with online registration systems (Eventbrite),  with managing electronic mailing lists, with using OPACs, and with basic web design and development.
  • Experience needed in reference and adult services, programming, public relations and marketing.
  • Awareness of current issues and trends in information technology and public services.
  • Strong commitment to community library service.
  •  Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and with written, oral, and online communication.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively, both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and the public.

Duties:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementing, training and informing patrons and staff of existing and emerging technologies,
  • Identifying, planning, and promoting the use of technology to provide innovative library services to meet the growing digital and technology needs of the citizens of Dedham.
  • Providing traditional professional duties of reference and readers' advisory services, collection development, programming, and public relations. 

Reference and Adult Services:

  1. Provide direct library service to public as reference and adult services librarian
  2. Provide outstanding customer service through traditional and electronic reference services
  3. Develop and present programs that anticipate and meet the interests and needs of Dedham's adults and young adults
  4. Participate in collection development of materials in all formats
  5. Provide training and programming to inform patrons and library staff in the use of virtual services, online databases, electronic resources, and emerging technologies
  6. Teach teens and adults the use of basic and specialized print and electronic resources
  7. Market the library's resources, services, and programs with public relations and social media

Technology:

  1. Identify, assess and implement emerging technologies to enhance access to library resources and services.
  2. Provide training to inform patrons and library staff in the use of virtual services, online resources, and emerging technologies.
  3. Assist patrons with technology, including teaching basic computer classes.
  4. Promote library information and technology services to the community by developing creative advertising with design software programs.
  5. Assess and recommend enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services.
  6. Build staff awareness of new and emerging technologies including digital collections and downloadable or streaming content.
  7. Work with town IT department to oversee library-wide software and hardware installations and to troubleshoot problems with software and equipment.
  8. Provide leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library's online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digital initiatives.
  9. Teach library staff how to use and integrate emerging technologies into public services.
  10. Project and plan for future technology requirements and innovations.
  11. Plan for the digitization of the local historical newspaper collection.
  12. Update and maintain all staff and public computers, printers, peripherals, and mobile devices
  13. Provide technology training and technical support for staff and public in personal devices (e.g. Kindles, iPads, etc.)
  14. Provide Overdrive e-Book management, coordination, and acquisition development.
  15. Manage the library's virtual services.
  16. Serve as site coordinator and liaison for Minuteman Library Network initiatives and oversee library's Sierra system and Overdrive e-Book platform.
  17. Oversee hardware and software specific to the library, including web management, mobile services, and network operations.
  18. Maintain and troubleshoot computer systems, printers, peripherals, and wireless network for staff and public.
  19. Diagnose computer and related equipment issues, and repair or arrange for service
  20. Provide patron access to library's e-Book collection by conducting training sessions in use of personal electronic devices, such as Kindles, iPads.

Web and Social Media:

  1. Serve as library's webmaster for web development to maintain a dynamic social media presence for the library.
  2. Manage the library's website and social media applications, create web content, and coordinate e-content with the Marketing Committee
  3. Design or assist with designing  the website
  4. Update and maintain the library website

Position/Salary range: Annual salary range $50,895 to $62,517

Submit resume and letter of interest to Miriam Johnson, Human Resources Director via email: mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov 

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Knowledge Specialist for Research & Instruction, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

General Summary/Overview Statement

Reporting to the Director of the Treadwell Library and applying strong interpersonal and technological skills, the Knowledge Specialist for Research and Instruction will deliver innovative, responsive and user-focused knowledge services to the MGH community. This includes performing expert level database searching, delivering instruction in both in-person and online environments and cultivating partnerships with individuals and groups within the wider MGH community. The incumbent will perform the tasks and duties of this position in a virtual library setting and must be a dynamic and outgoing team player demonstrating creativity, flexibility and an openness to change and ambiguity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Reference Consultation: Provide high quality research and reference support to meet the clinical, educational and research needs of the MGH community

  • Provide extensive and exhaustive search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects
  • Provide in-depth and on-demand consultation services for individuals and groups on database searching and use of medical literature to support evidence-based practices throughout the hospital
  • Perform general research and reference consultation services
  • Collaborate with colleagues, to review and evaluate electronic knowledge resources and technologies

Instructional Services: In collaboration with the director, plan and implement strategies for integrating the educational expertise and services into clinical care, teaching and research at MGH

  • Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services for both online and in-person learning environments
  • Create online learning modules to support instructional services using tools such as Adobe, Camtasia, Guide on the Side, etc.
  • Guide MGH staff and students in the effective use of knowledge services and resources to support evidence-based practice, teaching and research

Outreach Services: Serves as the primary liaison for outreach and instructional activities

  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and establish partnerships (including embedded services) with individuals and groups across MGH
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote knowledge services and resources to increase their use and effectiveness throughout the hospital
  • Consult and instruct on matters relating to scholarly publication: the NIH Open Access Policy, open access publishing and copyright management

Perform other duties as requested

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Strong customer-service orientation and skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and effectively adapts to change
  • Ability to work with diverse group of people
  • Ability to network and form partnerships
  • Expert searching skills and knowledge using the literature for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Teaching/presentation skills and knowledge of instructional technologies
  • Ability to identify opportunities for new services and projects and to plan, develop and manage them

Education

American Library Association accredited Master in Library Science degree or equivalent Informatics degree. A second Master in an academic content area is desirable.

Experience: 1-3 years

Qualified applicants should apply online via www.mghcareers.org. To locate this opening and submit your resume, please conduct an advanced search using job ID # 2263080.

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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.  The position closes December 21, 2014. The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Access Services and Reference Assistant, Harvard Library, Boston, MA

Access Services and Reference Assistant
Harvard Library
USA - MA - Boston
Library
Part-time
Harvard Library - Access Services, Physical and Life Sciences
053
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Under direction of the Access Services Manager, this position performs duties of an advanced nature within the Access Services Department to provide access to the Harvard Library collections.   During evenings and weekends, when Access Services are the only public services staff in the building, the Access Services Assistant has on-site responsibility for assuring the smooth functioning of the full range of Circulation and Public Services at the Countway Library and assists with the oversight of the physical facilities during these hours. Assigned hours are Sunday 11:30am-7:30pm, Monday 9am-5pm, and Tuesday 8am-11:30am. Please note that this is a benefited part-time (17.5 hours), two year term appointment and is located in the Longwood Medical Area at 10 Shattuck Street.

  • Circulation: open and close the library; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls); communicate and enforce library policies; collect and maintain departmental statistics; process item deliveries from interlibrary courier; collect fines; and assist patrons in finding materials. 
  • Information Services: provide basic reference and information service at the library's main service desk, including offering assistance and instruction in the use of the Hollis catalog, off-site depository materials, library materials, resources, and equipment and referring complex questions to specialized reference staff.    
  • Resource Sharing: supports Harvard Library resource sharing activities in general - including Scan & Deliver, Interlibrary loan [both borrowing and lending], and Borrow Direct. Working closely with on-site Resource Sharing staff to manage daily workflows and troubleshoot questions. 
  • Library Privileges : grant approved patrons and members of the public access to the library and its collections; create and process patron ID cards.  
  • Course Reserves: assist with the maintenance of the course reserves collection; assist patrons with access to reserves collection;  
  • Library Equipment: maintain supplies in public copiers, scanners and printers; troubleshoot and provide basic maintenance; place service calls.    
  • Physical Facility: monitor physical facility and overall use of the library; initiate calls for building issues and emergencies as needed.  
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Collaborate with other library departments and units on projects and workflows  
    • Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures  
    • May be cross-trained to work in Access Services departments at other Harvard Libraries    
    • Ability to work some overtime as needed .  
    • Contribute to the overall goal of the department as appropriate  
    • Participate in library-affiliated discussion and working groups and stay informed of trends in the field  
    • Other projects and duties as assigned  

  • High school diploma or equivalent education or work experience required 
  • Strong public service orientation, with minimum of 3 years of previous library or related customer service work experience required 
  • Demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required 
  • Excellent communication skills required both orally and written 
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access required

  • College degree or college-level coursework preferred 
  • Experience with a library management system, especially Ex Libris' Aleph system Experience with PubMed, ISI/Web of Science, HTML/XHTML and MySQL 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Adaptable and able to adjust to changing workplace needs 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment, with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrated experience taking initiative and actively seeking out opportunities to improve services and help colleagues 
  • This position involves frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse. 
  • 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. Requires the ability to bend, stoop, sit and stand for long periods required

Access Services:

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 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 and 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. 

Harvard Library:

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.
 
For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us

Criminal, Education, Identity

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.

Apply here.

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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 or http://conference2015.acrlnec.org/

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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Library Resources Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Program Description:

The Educator Resource Center in the Lyman Library is the information hub for the Museum of Science. The ERC houses an extensive collection of books, journals and media that support the exploration of science, engineering, math, and technology topics by staff, volunteers, and educators in New England.

Position Summary:

The Library Resources intern would take a lead role in circulating and shelving materials. This individual will also help maintain the collection, process new materials, and assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency. This intern will also help support teacher patrons in library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with circulation (includes checking materials in and out of the library, monitoring book drop)
  • Help maintain the collection (includes shelving and shelf reading).
  • Process new materials to be added to library collection.
  • Assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency (may include generating subject-specific bibliographies and reference lists, re-organizing Ready Reference files, assisting in library inventory and collection development.).
  • This intern will also help support teacher patrons in library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.
  • The intern will also occasionally assist in projects supporting our teacher enrichment work by greeting/checking in workshop participants, and assisting with teacher mailings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergrad, graduate student, recent grad or career changer
  • Interest in working in a library environment and learning related skill sets
  • Willingness to learn about library processes and procedures
  • Available to work Saturdays from January to May
  • Basic computer skills

Special Skills: 

  • Experience working in a library, and or course work in library science preferred.
  • Knowledge of Office products, including MS Word or Excel helpful.

Length of Internship:

Winter/Spring 2015 (January - May) Start and end dates flexible

Work Schedule:

Minimum of 7 hours per week, must be available Saturdays 8am-4pm (incl. 1 hour unpaid lunch). An additional 3.5 hour weekday shift may be added based on candidate's availability (incl. 15 min break).

Starting Salary:

Between $9.00 & $9.25 hourly

Benefits:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Apply at: https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/161843.html

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Call for Applications: President Clinton One Million Dollar Challenge

Call for applicants! Final deadline for applications is December 21, 2014.

Apply now by visiting www.hultprize.org

We are excited to invite you to apply to the 6th annual Hult Prize! Each year, the Hult Prize awards US$ one million in start-up capital to the team of students that creates the top sustainable start-up which can solve President Bill Clinton's challenge.

This year, we are tackling early childhood education and will hold regional rounds of competition in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.

Applying is easy, and does not require you to submit an idea! Open to every college and university student on the planet, we are calling on you to create the next big company that gives children around the world access to early education. If you advance to one of the regional final rounds, you will then pitch your start-up enterprise to a panel of esteemed judges. One winning team per region will advance to our summer accelerator program and compete in the Global Finals which is hosted by President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in September.  The winner will take home one million dollars to launch their new company that will change the world!

Join the world's largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good and compete to launch the next bid idea that will change the world!

Apply now at www.hultprize.org

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Collections Strategist (Arts and Humanities), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seeks an enthusiastic professional to participate in and lead collection development and management activities across the organization. The ideal candidate will be an adaptive, innovative, and strategic thinker who values collaboration, can successfully manage projects, and who has experience with research collections in the Arts & Humanities. The Arts & Humanities at MIT are vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education.

The Collections Strategist will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of strategists that provides holistic strategy and direction in collection development and management within the Libraries. S/he will take a leadership role in developing and managing collections projects, and will use data to inform decision-making. The Strategist will serve as the collections leader for the Arts & Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), a forum of ten A&H librarians who creatively and collaboratively approach shared collections decisions and priorities. S/he will engage with the A&H librarians to build collections in light of policies and activities in outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management, and curation. In addition, the Collections Strategist will have selection responsibilities in general subject resources that broadly serve the Arts &Humanities community's teaching and research. It is expected that the incumbent have a commitment to following trends in library collections, scholarly communications, and research and education in the Arts & Humanities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include: 

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of three years' collection development experience
  • A demonstrated understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more Arts or Humanities disciplines
  • Potential and enthusiasm for leading change and implementing new services and work methods
  • Evidence of ability to summarize, present and communicate data to diverse audiences
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience working with vendors and publishers
  • Proven interest and commitment to be engaged in research literature, publishing practices, and emerging trends in areas of the Arts and Humanities.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with geographically-distributed physical collections with limited accessibility

Preferred

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections
  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
  • Grant-writing experience

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $54,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2015.  MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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

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

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Library Associate II, Sno-Isle Libraries, Sultan, WA

Job 8112 - Closes 12/14/2014

Starting Pay: $3,690.27 - $5,075.20 Monthly (40 hrs/wk)

The Library Associate II position provides circulation, reference, reader's advisory services to the public, training in the use of computers and library equipment, and programming as needed to a wide variety of customers. The position may include working morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  7. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Opens and closes the building and assists in maintaining the library in a neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  2. Makes presentations to the public as assigned.
  3. Prepares correspondences and reports.
  4. Trains new staff as needed.
  5. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  6. Assists with special projects as required.
  7. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  8. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  3. Thorough knowledge of library procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of library resources, programs and services in a public library.
  6. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  7. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  8. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  9. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience:

  1. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of training and experience including a college level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Three years of experience providing customer service in a library or related setting.
  3. Four years of college level education preferred.

Library System Profile

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.5 million-item collection, serving more than 670,000 residents through 21 community libraries, a bookmobile, outreach services, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.

The Application Process

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment. (Paper applications are no longer being accepted.) Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest may be attached at your option, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Libraries, Human Resources 
Marysville Service Center 
7312 35th Avenue NE, Marysville WA 98271-7417 
Website: http://www.sno-isle.org/employment 
Phone (360) 651-7000, (425) 339-1711
Fax (360) 651-7151
Job Line (360) 651-7040
TTY 1 (800) 647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Sno-Isle Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability, or the use of any trained guide or service dog by a disabled person. Persons who speak a language(s) in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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Metadata Librarian, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seek a metadata librarian, a faculty member in the Technical Services Department, to work in a team-based environment to coordinate the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the college's physical and digital collections.  The Metadata Librarian will be responsible for original cataloging of materials in multiple formats (textual, media, and digital).  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging, the Metadata Librarian will work with colleagues in the Technical Services Department, subject specialists, and digital library developers to define departmental strategies for MARC and non-MARC metadata creation.  He/She will play a critical role in harmonizing the College's descriptive metadata practices to maximize discovery.

This is a full-time faculty position starting July 1, 2015.  As members of the College's tenure-track faculty, librarians are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Metadata 65%

  • Collaborates closely with the Head of Cataloging and the Assistant Dean of Technical Services on cataloging and metadata issues related to the integrated library system (ILS) and other systems; works to organize, manage and evaluate outsourced cataloging
  • Works closely with Technical Services colleagues to establish cataloging priorities, including determining appropriate levels of description for materials and developing and implementing metadata standards and best practices for cataloging
  • Following international, national, and local standards and best practices, creates and edits bibliographic records in the OCLC Worldcat database using OCLC Connexion software
  • Performs original and complex adaptive cataloging and creates metadata for materials in multiple languages and formats
  • Provides staff training in OCLC Connexion and in MARC and non-MARC metadata creation and assists in other departmental training initiatives

Institutional Repository 15%

  • Assists in establishing the metadata requirements for the College's institutional repository and manages the ingestion and description of material into the repository

Authority Control 10%

  • Assists in the completion of authority work and the management of the Library's authority history files

Library and College Affairs 10%

  • Serves as library liaison to academic departments
  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests
  • Serves on library, College and professional committees, elected and assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited MLIS or MLS program
  • Experience in professional metadata creation in an academic or research library or equivalent professional venue (e.g. museum, grant project, historical society)
  • Knowledge of current standards, such as AACR2, RDA, LC classifications, LCSH, DACS, etc.
  • Knowledge of XML-based standards (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, etc.)
  • Knowledge of semantic web, RDF, and linked data
  • Original cataloging experience in multiple formats using OCLC Connexion
  • Ability to design and/or adapt XML schemas, XSLT stylesheets, and RDF ontologies for digital projects
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex cataloging/technical services problems
  • Demonstrated day-to-day technical services, cataloging and metadata creation/management operations experience
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment and to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, and publishing
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in developing architecture for managing and integrating heterogeneous metadata, including MARC and non-MARC formats to facilitate interoperable discovery across system
  • Experience in cataloging media
  • Experience with scripting languages, especially related to metadata manipulation
  • Experience developing metadata crosswalks
  • Demonstrated project management and successful supervisory experience
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces software

About the College of Charleston and the Libraries

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors. In 2012, Charleston was ranked #1 City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and 5th among U.S. mid-sized cities for jobs by Forbes Magazine.

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 25 librarians and archivists, 28 full-time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

To Apply

Applications must include cover letter, vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references.  Please apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3508. Review of applications will commence on Jan. 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Martha Stackel, Head of Cataloging and search committee chair at stackelm@cofc.edu. Official transcripts and background checks will be required for hiring.

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Data Steward, Randstad/Takeda, 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 6/30/15). 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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BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award

Established in 1992 and sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning, this $1,250 monetary prize is given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Criteria

Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business reference librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

In addition to attending the conference, the winner is required to participate in BRASS activities at ALA conference and to write a brief statement about conference experiences for RUSA Update. The winner may not accept a concurrent ALA-sponsored travel award.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.

Nominations

Applicants must download and complete the nomination form (PDF format), and follow the submission instructions therein. As explained in the nomination form, letters of reference and a library school transcript must be submitted with the application. Questions should be directed to the committee chair.

The deadline for nominations is February 8, 2015.

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Call for Papers: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

NEW DEADLINE: 31st JAN 2015

Archives, libraries and museums in the era of the participatory social Web

Special issue of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

Guest editors

  • Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan, School of Journalism and Communication, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Elaine Ménard, School of Information Studies, McGill University, Québec, Canada

Themes

The term "Web 2.0" refers to a set of Web tools that enhance and support user-generated content. Web 2.0 has made possible - and intensified - global collaborative mechanisms for the production of content. For nearly fifteen years, it has been gradually transforming the traditional Web, based on a dissemination model mainly structured by service providers and content providers.

This participatory and collaborative capacity of the Web 2.0 may, in some cases, erase old boundaries and hierarchies between professionals and amateurs in various areas, whether in the private or public domains (e.g., Journalism 2.0, citizen journalism, etc.). Professions related to the creation and dissemination of content and knowledge seem to be particularly affected (e.g., publishers, artists, graphic designers, journalists, librarians, competitive intelligence specialists, librarians, archivists, information managers, etc.). The participatory Web's massive implementation of technology by the public has led to a reconfiguration and repositioning of the stakeholders in these sectors.

This special issue aims to investigate mutations or changes under way within the institutions and among the stakeholders of libraries, archives, museums and online media due to the spread of Web 2.0 digital practices. The guest editors of this special issue of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science invite researchers from different disciplines to submit original unpublished work in connection with the changes brought about by Web 2.0 in these sectors.

Contributions may cover different aspects: epistemological, technological, sociological, economic and political impact of Web 2.0 in the context of libraries, archives, museums and new media. More specifically, contributions should address the following questions:

  1. How can institutional repositories (nomenclatures, classification languages, catalogues, thesauri, controlled vocabulary indexing) produced by professionals (librarians, archivists, journalists, curators) accommodate the participatory culture of the social Web and content generated by users?
  2. How do Web 2.0 digital devices transform (or not) the relationship that libraries, museums and archives have with the public and vice versa? To what extent are the concepts/phenomena of participatory libraries or museums becoming a reality? Are we moving away from non-participatory past practices toward new practices that are rather participatory?
  3. How does the public receive the innovative applications of Web 2.0 technology in libraries, archives and museums?
  4. Do technical participatory tools (such as mashups, podcasts, blogs, social tagging/folksonomies, social bookmarking, use of social networks including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or museum informatics, etc.) create new gateways or new modes of interaction with documentary, archival or museum artifacts?
  5. How do physical institutions (museums, libraries, archives) coexist alongside their virtual platforms? Will this coexistence continue (e.g., the threatened closure of libraries in some countries) or will the multiplication of virtual forms of libraries, museums and archives not result in the disappearance or deterritorialization of these institutions as physical places?
  6. Is the institutional and historical distinction between archives, libraries and museums challenged by digital phenomena? Are the boundaries between them becoming porous due to new needs generated by the public social Web (e.g., "museo-libraries")?
  7. What socio-professional changes or epistemological repositioning under way among stakeholders of libraries, archives, museums and media are caused by these new digital devices?
  8. What is the impact of opening up public data for these institutions?

Proposals will be evaluated by two blind reviewers according to the standard practice of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science.

The journal

Established in 1976, the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is the official journal of the Canadian Association for Information Science. Its objective is to promote the advancement of information science in Canada.

Languages

Submissions are accepted in either English or French.

Deadline

  • March 2014: Call for submissions
  • November 30, 2014 31st JAN 2015: Deadline for submission of the first draft of the article
  • March 15, 2015: Decision of the review committee sent to authors
  • June 1, 2015: Submission of the final version of the article
  • Fall 2015: Publication of the special issue

Submission

For questions about this special issue, please contact the guest editors. Send your manuscripts in electronic format (Word or RTF) to:

Fidelia Ibekwe-SanJuan
Full Professor
School of Journalism and Communication
Aix-Marseille University
France
fidelia.ibekwe-sanjuan@univ-amu.fr

Elaine Ménard
Associate Professor
School of Information Studies
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
elaine.menard@mcgill.ca

Guidelines for authors are available online on the journal's website at http://www.cais-acsi.ca/journal/guidelines.htm.

Please indicate at the beginning of your submission which point(s) or theme(s) your paper will address.

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Call for Papers: UMAP2015: 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

UMAP2015: 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

29th June -- 3rd July 2015, Dublin, Ireland

http://um.org/umap2015/

UMAP is the premier international conference for researchers and practitioners working on systems that adapt to their individual users, or to groups of users, and collect and represent information about users for this purpose.

UMAP 2015 is focused on bringing together cutting edge research from user interaction & modeling, adaptive technologies and delivery platforms. UMAP 2015 will have the theme "Contextualizing the World", highlighting the significance and impact of User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies on a large number of everyday application areas such as: intelligent learning environments, recommender systems, ecommerce, advertising, personalized information retrieval and access, digital humanities, eGovernment, cultural heritage, and personalized health.

UMAP2015 will explore, study and shape a broad range of dimensions faced by modern user adaptive systems, covering the following topics:

Techniques in User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • Personalizing information access
  • Recommending products
  • Adapting/Contextualizing search
  • Enhancing learning outcomes
  • Adapting interfaces
  • Personalizing search and information retrieval
  • Adapting activities and workflow

Innovative Applications for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • E-commerce
  • E-learning
  • Cultural heritage
  • Digital libraries
  • Social media, digital TV, advertisement
  • Assistive technologies and healthcare
  • Entertainment and games
  • Recommender systems

User Characteristics for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • Knowledge and skills
  • Interests and preferences
  • Special needs
  • Affective states, personality
  • Goals & Plans
  • Contexts of use, roles
  • Cultural characteristics

Environments for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • Web-based systems
  • Desktop systems
  • Virtual or immersive environments
  • Mobile and wearable systems
  • Smart objects
  • Groupware systems

Design, Usability and Evaluation issues for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • Ensuring user adequate control, understanding and & predictability
  • Preserving privacy, security and diversity
  • Avoiding excessive narrowing of experience
  • Requirements capture
  • Formative evaluation
  • User testing and validation

Computational methods for User Modeling & Adaptive Technologies

  • Data collection
  • User model construction & representation
  • Algorithms for personalization & adaptation
  • Mediation of user models
  • Architectures for user modeling & adaptive technologies

UMAP 2015 will include high quality peer-reviewed papers related to the above topics and is organized into three main tracks: research track, experience track and industry track.

Research track

Peer reviewed, original, and principled research papers addressing the theory and practice of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. Papers will be assessed based on the originality and significance of the presented contribution to the research field, as well as their technical soundness and overall readability.

Experience track

Peer reviewed papers showcasing innovative use of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, exploring the benefits and challenges of applying user modeling techniques and adaptation technology in real-life applications and contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the novelty of the application, the potential impact from the utilization of user modeling and adaptation technologies in the specific case, and the usefulness of the presented experience for extending the UMAP research and application.

Industry track

Peer reviewed papers showcasing mature and solid use of User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, clearly illustrating the benefits and challenges of applying user modeling techniques and adaptation technology in commercial contexts. Papers will be assessed based on the maturity and the robustness of the solution, and the economic and social impact.

The Research and Experience track will accept the submission of both "long" papers (12 pages) and "short" papers (6 pages). Submissions to the Industry track should be of a maximum 8 pages with a specific commercial focus. In order to maintain the high quality and impact of the UMAP series, each paper in all three tracks will have three reviews by program committee members. The program chairs will coordinate the review process.

SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=umap2015

They must be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style guidelines http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 and not exceed the page length, as specified above.

The long and short paper categories will be strictly kept apart in the submission and review process. Accepted papers will be distributed to conference attendees, and also published by Springer in both online and printed conference proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission: January 30th 2015
Papers submission: February 6th 2015
Notification to authors: 23rd March 2015
Camera-ready submission: 13th April 2015

The submissions times are 11:59pm Hawaii time.

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

General Chairs: Owen Conlan and Seamus Lawless
Program Chairs: Kalina Bontcheva and Francesco Ricci

CONFERENCE WEB SITE

http://um.org/umap2015/

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Digital Access and Discovery Specialist, Volpe Library, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

Complete position summary, including qualifications, essential functions, and application procedure available at www.tntech.edu/jobs. Screening of applicants begins January 15, 2015; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.

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Archival Studies Faculty Position, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in archival studies. The selected applicant should be prepared to teach courses in both the School's graduate and undergraduate programs. Candidates should appreciate the value of an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.

SOIS is committed to both onsite and online education; demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats is highly desirable. Applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses in the archival studies area.

The School offers a competitive salary for an academic year (9 month) appointment, plus additional compensation for possible summer teaching, and generous fringe benefits. SOIS also provides extensive research support in the form of travel funding, research assistance, and internal research grant programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Information Studies or related field by the beginning of the contract term.
  2. MLIS or master's in related field or equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated record of scholarship or other research experience in archival studies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Evidence of quality in research in archival studies in such areas as preservation, data curation, electronic records management, among others.
  2. Demonstrated quality in teaching (onsite and online)
  3. Ability to teach across archival subjects.
  4. Familiarity with both domestic and international developments in archival studies.
  5. Evidence of professional archival experience.

The deadline for first priority consideration is February 1, 2015, and will remain open until filled. The preferred starting date is August 24, 2015, but is negotiable.

Please follow the link below to submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/21023

The Archival Studies Program is ranked in the top ten archival studies MLIS programs in the United States. Students are drawn from across the United States and abroad and routinely placed in repositories such as the U.N. Archives, the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, and the Ward Irish Music Archives for Alternative Spring Break and Fieldwork.  Alumni have obtained permanent positions with such institutions as the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the Huntington Library.

The nationally ranked School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including History and Anthropology; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Digital Libraries, Public Library Leadership, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. A new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree is currently under development in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology laboratories.

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

Situated in the cultural, commercial, and educational hub of the state, in a pleasant residential neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan, UWM is a research university committed to academic excellence. It is one of the two doctoral degree-granting institutions in the multi-campus University of Wisconsin system, and has a student enrollment of over 29,000.

For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Walker, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at twalker@uwm.edu.  For questions regarding submission of your materials please contact Laura Meyer at lauram@uwm.edu (414) 229-5409.  For more information about the School of Information Studies please visit the web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/.

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Faculty Position in the Department of Information and Library Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington, invites applications for a position beginning in Fall 2015 in the Department of Information and Library Science (all subareas). This position is open at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor). Applications from senior leaders are especially encouraged.

The Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), formerly the School of Library and Information Science, has a long, successful history, having graduated over 8,000 students since it opened its doors in 1946. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Bloomington Information and Library Science program eighth nationally:

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-library-information-science-programs/library-information-science-ranking

The School of Informatics and Computing is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach spanning and integrating computing and information technologies. In addition to ILS, the School includes the Department of Computer Science and Informatics and has a total of over 85 faculty, 900 graduate students, and 1,100 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington campus. Faculty research areas include bibliometrics; big data; computer-mediated communication; data science; digital libraries; information organization, retrieval, and visualization; science studies; semantic web, social informatics; text mining; web science; and more. Graduate degrees offered in the School include Master's degrees in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction Design, Information Science, Library Science, and Security Informatics, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Informatics, and Information Science. The School is also known for its strong undergraduate programs.

Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with over 2,000 faculty and over 45,000 students. The beautiful campus hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. IU is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

Basic qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area (or for junior level, expected before August 2015) and an established record (senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence in research and teaching (junior level).

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and names of three references (junior level), or six references (senior level) using the University's online system below (preferred):

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/971

or to Faculty Search, SoIC, 919 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408.

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 15, 2014.

Informal and confidential inquiries may be sent to the ILS Chair, Pnina Fichman, (fichman@indiana.edu), or to any of the members of the search committee: Katy Borner (katy@indiana.edu), Susan Herring (herring@indiana.edu), Howard Rosenbaum (hrosenbau@indiana.edu).

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems, Five Colleges of Ohio

The Five Colleges of Ohio (a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University) seeks dynamic, engaged, creative applicants for the position of Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of library information technology, build consensus among various constituents in the consortium, investigate and recommend library information technology solutions, and actively participate in the creation of a contemporary, user-centered information environment.

The focus of the position will be the direction of CONSORT library systems used by four of the colleges (Oberlin excluded). The Associate Director will play an important role in the provision of training and development for our library staffs and in the growing library systems collaborations among all five colleges.

For more information or to apply visit: http://employment2.kenyon.edu/postings/1893

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Summer Internship, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

The Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is delighted to announce that it is endowing a SUMMER INTERNSHIP AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, Washington, D.C., Summer, 2015.

Preliminary details of this paid summer internship are as follows:

THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE COMMITTEE ENDOWED INTERNSHIP:

The Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (MANMWA) will offer one Endowed Internship during the 2015 summer term. This full-time, 12-week internship pays a $2,500 stipend to help defray costs of living in Washington, D.C.

ELIGIBILITY:

The MA-NMWA Endowed Internship is open to graduate students currently attending a Massachusetts university, or post-graduate, graduate students with ties to Massachusetts. Candidates must be interested in pursuing museum careers; they must be graduate students, or recent graduate school graduates with at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

HOW TO APPLY:

Online applications, submitted through the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) website, must include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a writing sample. Applicants should upload all documents in PDF format in the electronic application.

Applications for the MA-NMWA Endowed Summer Internship will be accepted between January 1st and March 15th, 2015. Details will be posted on the NMWA website as of January 1, 2015, at: http://nmwa.org/about/internships

We are excited to support this opportunity, and welcome your online applications.

www.ma-nmwa.org

MA-NMWA Summer Internship Announcement

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Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

LISTING NUMBER 15-AV-01

Posting Date: 1 December 2014

Closing Date:  14 December 2014

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media. In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

The Audiovisual Archives has openings for two or more interns to work full time or part time. Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (linked below)

Closing date for this posting is 14 December 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 16 hours/week) or $1120 (full time, 32 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on January 15 and go until May 15. There is the possibility of extending the internship for up to six semesters. The archives are open Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30.

Download the Audiovisual Archives Internship Description and Application.

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Library Resources Practicum Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Program Description:

The Educator Resource Center in the Lyman Library is the information hub for the Museum of Science.  The ERC houses an extensive collection of books, journals and media that support the exploration of science, engineering, math, and technology topics by staff, volunteers, and educators in New England.

Position Summary:

The Library Resources Practicum intern would take a lead role in simplifying way finding for users of the library collection. This individual will help maintain the collection, process new materials, and assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with circulation, maintenance of the collection, and processing new materials
  • Upload content to our library webpage
  • Assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency (may include generating subject-specific bibliographies and reference lists, updating policies and procedures documents, reclassifying taxonomy, reorganizing layout and demarcation of content sections).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Library and Information Sciences (LIS) program, having completed core curriculum requirements
  • Internship must satisfy LIS program requirements for practicum and be completed for course credit.
  • Strong competency in basic computer skills
  • Interest in functionality and management of special library collections

Special Skills:

  • Prior experience working in a library setting
  • Interest in education, working with K-12 and teacher audiences

Length of internship: Winter/Spring 2015 (January - May) Start and end dates flexible.

Work Schedule: 7-14 hours per week Monday-Friday.

Salary: Unpaid and/or for course credit

Special Notes: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application

How to Apply: Fill out our online application at: https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/161952-49624.html

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Technician, Digital Initiatives/University Libraries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Under the supervision of the Digital Initiatives Librarian, assist the University Library's Digital Initiatives Unit with the evaluation and uploading of content to the University's institutional repository and similar digital collections management systems, and with the implementation of the University's Open Access Policy. Facilitate access to digital collections through digitization and metadata creation. Position is full-time, permanent, calendar year. Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for job posting # (6001680). Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume to include the names and contact information for 3 references. Applications will close December 20, 2014. Only online applications will be accepted. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.

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Electronic Resources 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 Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, this position provides leadership in all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources such as managing the purchasing, licensing/negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources acquired by Shapiro Library.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Serves as contract initiator for materials purchased from Shapiro Library's electronic resources budget
  • Negotiates with vendors and content providers in line with University policy and administers new and existing licenses for electronic products, assists with license interpretation and consults with University Legal Counsel to resolve license and contract issues
  • Responsible for researching license agreements in order to place new subscription orders, developing and maintaining guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitoring subscriptions in relationship to existing license expirations and renewals, registration and activation of electronic subscriptions, and troubleshooting electronic information resource access problems reported by patrons and other library staff
  • Provides relevant statistical data and metrics, including usage and cost analysis, to support collection analysis and development decisions
  • Provides leadership in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources
  • Applies knowledge of copyright and intellectual properties principles to ensure that rights of library users are protected
  • Establishes and maintains effective workflows with cataloging and acquisitions staff for all electronic resources and streaming media requests from faculty
  • Maintains accurate, timely holdings data in the library's knowledge bases and other systems
  • Develops user guides and training materials
  • Plays a key role in the process of identifying and managing the next generation of discovery tools
  • Maintains successful vendor/publisher relations and monitors and evaluates their services
  • Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in electronic resources management
  • Provides reference, research assistance, and instruction services to the entire university community
  • Acts as a library liaison to the School of Business
  • Collaborates with other librarians to explore, develop, and promote the use of emerging technologies
  • Assists in the development and documentation of library policies and procedures
  • Participates in collection development activities
  • Assists in the development of library programs and services that support and enrich the communities we serve
  • Serves as a backup for other library personnel in their absence

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 electronic resources management, reference service, and bibliographic instruction in an academic library
  • Experience with licensing and negotiating contracts with library vendors
  • A thorough understanding of continuing resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Experience managing statistical data and generating reports
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides, Microsoft Office applications, EZproxy and SUMMON
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xsb2hff

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Library Services Specialist, Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA

Employment Category: Temporary (January - June 2014)

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Exempt/Non-exempt: Non-Exempt

Schedule: 20 hours per week (4-hour shifts, 7:30 am - 11:30 am, M-F. one or two PM shifts of 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, M-F as needed)

Benefits Eligible: No

Worcester Academy is currently seeking an enthusiastic and customer service oriented Library Service Specialist to temporarily support our school library that serves 660 independent school students in grades 6-12. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing assistance to students and employees with circulation and reference materials as well as providing technical services.

Successful candidates must have strong organizational skills, and the ability to tend to many different tasks and duties simultaneously. A pleasant demeanor, demonstrated sense of professionalism and high ethical standards, and ability to maintain strict productive working relationships are also required of the final candidate. The school is seeking a qualified candidate who has a sense of humor, flexibility, collegiality, and possess strengths in both a collaborative team environment and independent workplace.

The hired candidate must possess 1-2 years work experience in an academic library environment preferred. MLS or MLS candidates are preferred; a bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a related field. This position requires seasoned experience with technology and database systems. Proficient knowledge of MS Word, spreadsheets and/or Google Apps is also required. Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume via email to jobs@worcesteracademy.org.

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Archives and Digital Resources Specialist, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens seeks a creative and energetic professional to serve as its Archives and Digital Resources Specialist at this pivotal moment in the estate's history. Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The estate's Centennial is approaching and a recently adopted 5-Year Strategic Plan will guide ongoing efforts to complete capital improvements and enhance the institution's role as a vital community asset. Vizcaya attracts nearly 200,000 visitors annually (including program participants and clients at evening events) and the coming years will see increasing emphasis on the rehabilitation and reinterpretation of the Vizcaya Village to introduce new urban agriculture and open space initiatives there.

The Archives and Digital Resources Specialist will be the primary person responsible for the physical and intellectual management of Vizcaya's archival collections, which include 2,400 historic architectural drawings and blueprints; 3,000 historic photographs; and 30,000 pieces of historic correspondence, and manage the continuing digitization of these materials. The person will be in charge of museum records and institutional archives, and manage a retention schedule; develop, maintain and update policies for use and access; develop and manage an oral history program; respond to research inquiries both from within the institution and outside stakeholders. The Archives and Digital Resources Specialist will serve as the administrator of Vizcaya's Collections Management Software system (Re:discovery) and will closely collaborate on the development of tools and systems for virtual collections access. Through research and retrieval the person will support institutional initiatives and collaborate on the development of interpretive materials for web and print, and occasionally participate in public programming.

The Archives and Digital Resources Specialist works in a team consisting of a Curator, a Conservator, a Collections Care Specialist, and a Division Assistant, and reports to the Deputy Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary and motivated team player to participate in the dynamic transformation of a cultural and educational treasure.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Architecture, History, Art History or related field is required. Two years of professional experience in a museum, library or archive environment appraising, arranging and describing manuscripts and archival material are required. The position requires an individual able to lift up to 35 pounds and work on a ladder. Must possess or obtain a valid driver's license. 

Salary Range:  $42,966 - 73,150

Apply only at:  http://www.miamidade.gov/humanresources/jobs.asp

no later than December 9, 2014

Job Opening ID: 31810

Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a physical examination, including alcohol/drug screening and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/Veterans Preference.

See more at: http://jobs.aaslh.org/jobs/6630822/archives-and-digital-resources-specialist#sthash.eO9DNpAU.dpuf

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Gerd Muehsam Award, ARLIS/NA

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. This award was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

LIST OF PAST RECIPIENTS

Award Details

  • $500.00 prize.
  • Up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. This amount may be used to reimburse travel expenses, but will not apply to meals, tours, or other costs.
  • Registration fee to the Fort Worth Conference, March 19-23, 2015.
  • Opportunity to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices Panel.
  • A one year membership to ARLIS/NA.

Requirements

  • The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding 18 months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline.
  • The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment.
  • One submission is allowed per person.

Required Format

All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Paper submissions must include:

  • 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper.
  • An abstract of 250 words.
  • Title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.
  • Bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.
  • In addition, authors should inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.

Internet project submissions must include:

  • 250 word summary of the project.
  • URL.
  • The name of the institution and course for which it was created.
  • The name of the faculty member assigning the project.
  • The project must be accessible to all of the committee members for review. 

Judging Criteria

Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Application & Deadline

Entries must be postmarked by the end of the day, December 5, 2014. They will not be returned. All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 10, 2015.

Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:

Alan Michelson
Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee
Head, Built Environments Library
University of Washington, Seattle
Seattle, WA  98195-5730
Email: alanmich@uw.edu

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Library Technician I, River Valley Community College, Claremont, NH

Immediate opening for a part-time (up to 25 hours per week) Library Technician I (Position Number R2R00015) on first shift to assist library patrons with access to information services and to provide library support services. This position is located at River Valley Community College. Minimum of an Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science. Each additional year of formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. One year of experience in library support services. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.  Salary range $14.46-$16.71 per hour.

Please send CCSNH application, résumé and transcripts to:

Human Resources Department
River Valley Community College
One College Place
Claremont, NH 03743

Closing Date: Position closes December 19, 2014

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Berkshire Hills Internship Program, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that combines hands-on work experience with classes taught by arts administration faculty, TalkBacks with the area's leading arts professionals, and the chance to fully participate in cultural events throughout Berkshire County. Students are placed at full-time upper-level internships tailored to their interests and skill sets. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in development, marketing, film editing, arts education, programming and more.

The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is a 9-credit graduate level course that is open to upper level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors), recent graduates, and working professionals. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5. Nonprofit, business, and/or arts management coursework or experience in the field will enhance the candidate's application. Applicants must be passionate about the arts management field, prepared for an intensive twelve weeks, and able to work as an active member of a learning cohort. Interns are required to be available and fully committed to the full program.

To apply, please visit http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/area/bcrc/b-hip/

Early Applications are strongly recommended. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Preferred deadlines are February 2, 2015 for international applicants and March 2, 2015 for domestic applicants​​.

For more information contact:

Michelle Daly
Program Coordinator
Michelle.Daly@mcla.edu 
413 663 5253      
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (EST)

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Branch Manager (2 positions), Solano County Library, CA

Deadline: December 8 at 5pm

Two Branch Manager positions are available. Each position will oversee four branches, with four branch supervisors reporting to each manager. The Fairfield/Rio Vista position manages the Cordelia, Fairfield Civic Center, Rio Vista, and Suisun City libraries. The Vacaville/Vallejo position manages the John F. Kennedy (Vallejo), Springstowne (Vallejo), Vacaville Cultural Center, and Vacaville Town Square libraries. These positions are a new addition to the library's management team. Branch Managers report to the Deputy Director of Public Services and serve as the primary liaison between the branches and administration. The positions involve frequent travel between branches.

Location: Fairfield (includes Cordelia, Rio Vista, and Suisun) or Vacaville/Vallejo, California

Salary: $76, 749 - $93,289 annually

Qualifications: Master's Degree in library science and 4 years professional librarian experience, with 2 years supervising professional staff

Apply onlinehttp://www.jobsatsolanocounty.com/solano/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=14&R2=346010&R3=01

About Solano County Library

Solano County Library is a progressive and innovative library with secure funding and widespread support from the community. The community has shown its strong support by the passage of a dedicated sales tax measure in 1998. An 80% yes vote in the June 2012 election continued the sales tax measure until 2030. Solano County Library is guided in its mission to enrich the lives of the people in the County by a Strategic Plan, which is community focused, staff inspired, and outreach oriented. The Library serves the community with eight branches in five of the seven cities in Solano County with a staff of 108 FTE.

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Children's Librarian, Clark County Public Library, Springfield, OH

Job TitleChildren's Librarian | Full-time | Grade: 21 | FLSA - Non-Exempt

Location: Main Library - Lenski Children's Center, 201 S. Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio

Application deadline: Open until filled

Under direction of the Head of Children's, the Children's Librarian interacts extensively with the public and staff members. Assists patrons in identifying and locating age appropriate material with the coordination and administration of youth services at the Main Library.

Minimum Education & Experience Required:

  • Master's degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited college; specialization in children's services preferred and public library experience desired

or

  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience and the required knowledge, skills and abilities at the discretion of the Director and/or the Board of Trustees

Principal Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide prompt, accurate assistance for patrons in utilizing library resources and providing reference services
  • Develop and conduct children's programs from infants to teens; select age appropriate materials and activities for programs, conduct library tours and public presentations, as requested
  • Maintain knowledge of available materials, read reviews, perform Readers' advisory services and recommend age appropriate materials
  • Assist with maintaining the young adults' and children's collection; select, organize, weed and order materials as assigned
  • Interpret community interests, concerns, and needs to assist in developing and maintaining appropriate library services and collections
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local schools, agencies, and organizations for the purpose of promoting youth services programs and encouraging community partnerships
  • Provide support supervision to Head of Children's as assigned

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature; prefer experience with youth programming, including Summer Reading Program events and youth collection development
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Interact and respond professionally and appropriately to patrons and staff; ability to work independently and with others
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, Internet, email, and related products; knowledge of research techniques and library automation systems (Polaris automated systems a plus)
  • Department operates 7 days a week; must be willing to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

Other:

  • Ability to push book carts (up to 50 pounds), occasionally lift and stack items up to 25 pounds, operate computer, tools and controls, reach, stand, walk, sit, see at close range and distances, talk and hear, bend, and stoop in order to perform job duties
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions or for the interview process
  • Valid Ohio driver's license needed to attend meetings and presentations

Salary | Benefits: $18.00 Hourly. Full-time/40-hour week. Section 125 health insurance offering (Medical, Dental, Vision), employer-paid life insurance, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System membership, four (4) wks. vacation accrual, ten (10) holidays, and sick leave allowance in accordance with CCPL guidelines. 457 Ohio Deferred Compensation Plan membership available. Direct Deposit to a financial institution required, pursuant to O.R.C. 125.151(B)

CCPL Application, Questionnaire, and Position Description and Submission information available at:

http://www.ccpl.lib.oh.us/sites/default/files/CCPLChildrenLibrarianAppPacket.pdf

Initial screening is based on examination of submitted materials. Continuing applicants may be interviewed by phone. Finalists will proceed to interviews/meetings with staff at the library.

Clark County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Assistant, Children's Room, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

Part-Time Library Assistant for the Children's Room - 12 Hours per Week

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Library Assistant to work in our busy Children's Room. Duties include assisting children through grade 6, as well as parents and teachers in finding suitable reading material for the child's age, abilities, and tastes in both print and electronic format. You will be assisting children and parents in computer usage, checking out materials to patrons if needed, and processing requests for patrons for materials not available in Dracut. You will also be responsible for monitoring behavior to ensure the safety and rights of patrons when in the Children's Room.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with children in a library or school setting. He or she will have knowledge of children's literature and the ability to be flexible and work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Must have sufficient computer skills needed to perform the job. Must be physically able to stand, reach, and lift heavy materials. This position requires some evenings and Saturdays.

$13.48 / hour. No benefits.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, along with three references to:

Mary Hamilton
Head of Human Resources
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

Alternately, you may email her at humanresources@dracut-ma.us.

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Associate University Librarian for Planning, Administration & Personnel, University of Hawaii at Mānoa Library, Honolulu, HI

Position Number: 0089078
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins December 19, 2014
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
11 Month, Full Time, Permanent
To begin approximately January 2015, subject to position clearance. For best consideration all application materials should be received by December 19, 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian (AUL) manages library-wide long range strategic planning and policy development processes in accomplishing the Library's mission to support the academic endeavors of the University. This position administers the planning efforts, budgeting process and personnel system for Library Services.

  • Provides leadership in program evaluation, budget and policy formulation, and human resources planning.
  • Acts on behalf of the University Librarian in his/her absence
  • Is a member of the Library Administrative group and participates in overall policy development.
  • Coordinates and integrates the University Library's strategic long range program planning with University and Manoa campus strategic objectives, including:
    • budget projection and analyses
    • budget preparation
    • human resource planning and development
    • long-range space projection and building planning activities
  • Directs activities of the Library Services personnel management program for 137 FTE (70.5 permanent BOR and 66.5 permanent Civil Service positions), and 11 FTE in temporary BOR positions, including supervision of such activities as:
    • administration of academic promotion and tenure procedures
    • staff planning, recruitment, interviewing, placement, EEO/AA review
    • salary recommendation, contract administration
    • counseling, staff development and training, and removal procedures
  • Oversees the Library's Fiscal Office and Fund Accounting program which is responsible for the Library's $16 million plus budget (general, special and other funds).
  • Works with the Assistant University Librarian and all library department heads in order to carry out administrative functions and coordinate planning and development efforts.
  • Directs the initiation, planning, coordination and implementation of Library-wide projects including preparation of grant requests, preparation of legislative testimony, and conduct of self-studies and leadership of special focus task forces.
  • Serves as the Library's representative to the university in the absence of the University Librarian.
  • Maintains contacts with University's personnel officials and administrators.
  • Maintains contact with counterpart administrators at state and national levels regarding planning, budgeting, personnel and management.
  • Attends regional and national meetings of library management associations such as LAMA (Library Administration and Management Association) to maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in library administration.
  • Participates as a member of the Library's administrative leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including Acting University Librarian as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent and second master's degree.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library, including experience in library wide program planning, human resources administration and budget development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change.
  • Must have attained the rank of Librarian IV (B4) or comparable experience prior to appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in library management and organizational development.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of current issues facing research libraries including the changes in scholarly communication.
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in accomplishing library objectives.

Desirable Qualifications

  • MBA, MHRD, Master's in Education Administration or related field.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in leading a research library administrative division or equivalent experience in another University setting.
  • Previous experience working in institutions with faculty status for librarians.
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of online fiscal and human resources systems.
  • Knowledge of use and application of statistics for administrative work.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire).

Address to: HR Specialist, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: 808-956-7207

http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/jobs.html#aul

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2015 Simmons College Graduate Student Symposium: "Breaking (Bad?) Boundaries: Thinking and Doing in and out of the Box"

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2015 Simmons College Graduate Student Symposium "Breaking (Bad?) Boundaries: Thinking and Doing in and out of the Box." The Simmons College Graduate Student Symposium is dedicated to providing graduate students with the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting. The Symposium is sponsored and hosted by SLIS, however ALL Simmons graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Please see the attached file for more information about submission guidelines and deadlines. When you are ready to submit your proposal, use the form below. 

If you have any questions please direct them to: gradsymposium@simmons.edu.

Submission Form: http://gslis.simmons.edu/gradsymposium/proposalForm

Download a PDF with more information.

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Contractor- Digital Repository Assistant, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Company Description:

Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 30 undergraduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professional fields. More than 6,000 students attend Framingham State, including about 2,000 graduate students. Framingham State University offers graduate degrees in 28 fields, including an extensive graduate program for teachers at international schools. The University takes pride in its 36,000 alumni, most of whom live and work in Massachusetts. The University is just the right size - small enough for learning to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students' understanding of their world. This broadening of perspectives and appreciation of diversity is one of the hallmarks of a first-rate undergraduate education.

Job Description:

The Digital Repository Assistant works under the direction of the Emerging Technologies and Digital Repository Librarian to acquire and process digital research assets, deposit digital objects into the Repository, train student employees to scan and do basic data entry, evaluate the display of objects in the Repository, and assist with scholarly communication, preservation, and social media activities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with acquiring objects and processing digital research assets.
  • Assists in training student employees on scanning and basic data entry.
  • Assists with depositing digital objects into the Repository.
  • Provides training for staff on the repository.
  • Assist with evaluating the display of objects in the Repository.
  • Assists with scholarly communication, preservation, and social media activities.
  • Works on other projects under the direction of the Repository manager.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Up to two years of related experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience using productivity software suites
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Experience with social media
  • Experience with XML and metadata schema

Additional Information:

This is a part-time (15 hours/ week), non-benefited contract position, with an hourly rate of $14.00/ hour.

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. If you need assistance applying online, please click here.

Framingham 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 508-626-4530.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ntws4kt

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Cataloging Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, WGBH, Boston, MA

WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

Department Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

http://openvault.wgbh.org

http://footagesales.wgbh.org

http://bostonlocaltv.org

http://www.americanarchiveinventory.org

http://www.americanarchive.org

Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

Between now and August 2015, WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

Internship Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for a graduate student(s) in library science, computer science, linguistics or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

The AAPB project intern(s) will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for the 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee.

The intern will have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Skills Preferred

Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.

Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.

Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.

Knowledge of XML helpful.

Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by email to: Casey Davis: casey_davis@wgbh.org

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Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Web Services Librarian to assist in maintaining and supporting public services delivered through the Metro Boston Library Network and the Boston Public Library's websites, with a special focus on information organization and usability. This position is part of the Division of Administration and Technology.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an accredited library school.

Experience - 4 years of public service and/or technical library experience or equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Demonstrated proficiency in writing for the web and/or mobile platforms, public speaking, current and emerging web authoring and development tools and standards. Knowledge of and experience with established and developing programming procedures and languages preferred.

Strong familiarity with web application security, web accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems.

Demonstrated ability and skill in the administration and maintenance of web and other online platform tools.

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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Human Resources 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.

Position Overview

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the personnel and labor procedures and systems covering all Boston Public Library personnel and positions; in conjunction with the City of Boston systems, policies and leadership, especially the offices of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

These include administrative, technical and professional duties in the areas of: position classification, compensation, recruitment & selection, labor relations, performance appraisal, benefits administration, civil service and staff development; technical work in developing and maintaining the personnel policies and procedures of the Library. This role is also the principal personnel officer for individual labor and labor contract matters.

Salary: $80,012-108,005, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in human resources, public administration, business administration, labor relations or related field; and five years of experience in either personnel or labor relations, including four years in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a Library setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree in public administration with a concentration in personnel management highly desirable.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge. Thorough knowledge of public sector personnel practices and applicable federal and state laws regulating hiring and collective bargaining matters. Thorough knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, recruitment, selection, training, and labor relations. Demonstrated successful experience with an electronic payroll system (PeopleSoft a definite plus).

Demonstrated problem solving ability and ability to maintain productive relations in a complex and changing environment. Strong management and supervisory skills. Integrity, initiative, judgment, discretion, dependability and ability to work under pressure and deadlines essential.

Ability. Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with personnel at all levels of authority. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in writing and orally. Ability to recruit, interview and evaluate job applicants for diverse positions. Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records. Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports. Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion. Ability to efficiently and effectively administer a human resource system.

Skill. Skill in the use of personal computers, particularly word processing and spreadsheet applications. Excellent public relations skills Solid negotiating skills.

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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Reference Librarian, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA

The Falmouth Public Library, a large dynamic community-centered organization with two branches, is seeking a forward thinking Reference Librarian who is looking for a professional, career path position. Working with a team of professionals, the successful candidate will develop and maintain effective library relationships with library patrons and the Falmouth community in providing library reference and readers advisory services and will contribute to the development of innovative library programming. The candidate should have strong digital skills and be comfortable with the changing electronic landscape of libraries. MLS, and two years of professional reference experience preferred. Full job description and application are located at www.falmouthmass.us. Interested candidates please submit resume or application by December 19th to: faljobs@falmouthmass.us or mail to: Personnel Department, Town of Falmouth, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA  02540. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

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Archives Assistant, Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Boston, MA

Agency Description:

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

Job Description:

DCR seeks qualified applicants for the position of Archives Assistant. The DCR Archives Program currently includes two staff: an Archivist and a Plans Archivist. Under the supervision of the Plans Archivist, the Archives Assistant will assist in the archival management of an active central engineering and architectural plans collection pertaining to state parks buildings and landscapes, water resources, bridge and parkway infrastructure, real estate holdings, and recreational facilities. The collection encompasses approximately 75,000 plans, which date from the 1890s to the present.

The Archives Assistant identifies, acquires, arranges, describes, preserves, and provides access to records of enduring value of the agency and its agency predecessors, according to the archival management principles of provenance, original order, and collective control to protect the records' authenticity and context.

The Archives Assistant complies with the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as established by the Secretary of State's Records Conservation Board, the Massachusetts State Archives, and the Supervisor of Public Records.

The Archives Assistant will participate centrally in a long-term initiative to reformat key agency records - especially plans and documents related to critical infrastructure such as bridges, flood control projects, and parkways - and will help implement an electronic records management program for the Plans Library. In addition, The Archives Assistant will assist the Plans Archivist in addressing archival preservation and access issues for plans collections throughout all DCR offices and sites, statewide, including at its off-site Archives storage office in Danvers, and will assist the Archivist with general reference requests at the off-site Archives storage office each month.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in library science or archives management; or previous work experience in an archival or library collection of maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials is preferred

Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists, accepted, though not required.

Strong customer service orientation and ability to work effectively with employees of all levels.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational and analytical skills.

Strong familiarity with major word processing, spreadsheet, and database software packages.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to work independently, multi-task and adapt to changing situations

Experience working with archival or library collections that include maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials.

The ability to handle oversized and fragile documents with care.

Experience in the application of digital imaging methods and technology for archival materials preferred, but not required.

Conservation experience working with collections that include maps, plans, drawings, or visual materials helpful, but not required.

Requires bending, lifting, standing on ladders, and the ability to lift and carry rolls of plans, and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required.

To Apply:

For the complete job announcement and information on how to apply, consult the Human Resources Division job listing (posting ID: J45201) on the Mass.Gov web site:

https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J45201&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=53

Salary Range: $45,134.44 to $65,212.68 Annually, M-F, 37.5 hours/week

Application Deadline: 12-09-2014

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Volunteer Archiving Intern, Laboratory of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Principal Investigator: Robert J. Waldinger, M.D.

About the Lab

The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest and richest longitudinal studies of human development ever conducted. For more than 70 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. This study has allowed us to examine psychological traits, social factors, and biological processes that characterize adolescents and forty-year-olds who evolve into vigorous and engaged octogenarians.

The study has created an unprecedented database of life histories with which to view the dynamic character of the aging process. To date, it has been a resource for over 150 scholars and scientists studying topics ranging from the influence of maternal warmth on young adult physical health, to the effects of combat exposure on social functioning, to the relationship between early life adversity and late life cognitive functioning.

Position Description:

Recently, our lab has undertaken a project to completely archive all study data in electronic format in order to preserve this one-of-a-kind data set and make it more widely available as a resource for scholars of human development.

  • Preparing the records for scanning.
  • Document labeling, ordering, and organizing,
  • Inventory creation.

Commitment: 8 hours per week (two 4 hour shifts) for the spring semester and summer, with a start date in January. Days and hours are flexible.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational skills and the capacity to work independently.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students with an interest in archiving, library work, history, historical research, and/or preservation.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: Laura Distel, Project Coordinator, LDISTEL@partners.org

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Call for Papers - WorldCIST 2015

WorldCIST'15 - 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal, 1 - 3 April 2015, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies. Azores is ranked as the second most beautiful archipelago in the world by National Geographic and known by its amazing landscapes, natural wonders and excellent food. Azores is easily accessible, by cheap direct flights, from both Europe and America.

WorldCIST Workshops

The following workshops will take place at WorldCIST 2015:

  • Applied Statistics and Data Analysis using Computer Science - ASDACS
  • Big Data Systems and Technologies - BDST
  • Business Intelligence in Organisations - BIO
  • Computer Supported Qualitative Analysis - CSQA
  • Educational and Serious Games - ESG
  • Healthcare Information Systems: Interoperability, Security and Efficiency - HISISE
  • Intelligent Systems and Machines - ISM
  • Internet of Things - IoT
  • Pervasive Information Systems - PIS
  • Safety, Ergonomics and Efficiency in Human-Machine Interfaces - HMInSafe
  • Stealth and Anti-Forensics Techniques - SAF

Submission and Paper Format

Submissions must be of one of two types: Full paper: finished and consolidated R&D works - these papers are assigned a 10-page limit; and Short paper: ongoing works with relevant preliminary results open to discussion - these papers are assigned a 7-page limit. Submitted papers must be written in English and comply with the format of Springer Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. All submissions must be original work, not published before, not under review for any other conference, workshop or publication. Submissions must not include any information leading to the authors' identification and, therefore, the authors' names, and affiliations should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by two/three members of each of the Workshops Program Committee. Papers must be submitted using the EasyChair system, available in the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=worldcist-ws2015

Publication and Indexing

Workshop papers will be published in the Springer Conference Proceedings. To ensure that a paper is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by 11th of January 2015, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version. No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. Full and short papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library. The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in renowned international journals indexed by ISI, SCOPUS and DBLP (see WorldCIST conference website for more details).

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: December 14th, 2014
  • Notification of paper acceptance: January 4th, 2015
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: January 11th, 2015
  • Conference dates: April 1st -3rd, 2015

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Call for Review Articles, Journal of Religious & Theological Information

The Journal of Religious & Theological Information is currently accepting review articles that address books or electronic resources aligned with the aims and scope of the journal. The review process is an essential scholarly activity that provides critical review and comment on resources available for a variety of academic and non-academic audiences. We welcome your input to this process.

The Journal of Religious & Theological Information focuses on scholarship in the field of library and information studies as it relates to religious studies and related fields, including politics, culture studies, art and literature, sociology, and anthropology. The possibilities for contributions to this aim are vast.

A list of possible titles for review is listed below. Suggestions for books or electronic media to review are also encouraged. If you would like to review a book--or if you simply have questions--please contact Darin Freeburg, review editor, at jrtireviews@gmail.com. Please include a CV with an indication of the book you would like to review.

Original and objective reviews are accepted on a rolling basis and will be edited for content, grammar, and style. Reviews should be submitted to the review editor within two months of receiving the resource. Guidelines for reviews are available by request. Information about the journal--as well as previous editions--can be found here.

Current Titles for Review (more available by request)

  • Callaway, Kutter. Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2013. Print.
  • Hoffmann, Frank, Marshall Fishwick, and Beulah B. Ramirez. Great Awakenings: Popular Religion and Popular Culture. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2013. Print.
  • Juncker, Kristine. Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. Print.
  • Paine, Crispin. Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties. New York: Berg Publishers, 2013. Print.
  • Shore-Goss, Robert. Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, 2013. Print
  • Tomalin, Emma. Religions and Development. New York: Routledge, 2013. Print. Usnier, Jean-Claude and Jörg Stolz. Religion as Brands: New Perspectives on the Marketization of Religion and Spirituality. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. Print.
  • Wearn, Mary McCartin. Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014. Print.

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Boston Public School Applications 2015-16 Now Open

On Monday, November 17, district-wide priority pools began accepting applications for the following positions for the 2015-2016 school year: teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, adjustment counselors, librarians, social workers, psychologists, and student services coordinators.

By submitting your application to one of our district-wide postings, you have the opportunity to participate in a pre-screening interview and to become a part of the district's priority pool.

School leaders will have early access to the candidates in these pools, enabling them to reach out to interested candidates prior to the official district posting of jobs in March 2015.

By applying to these positions, you are demonstrating a commitment to BPS and to our students, and your application materials will be available to all school leaders who have openings for the upcoming school year.

Classroom Teachers

Apply to the job posting titled "Teacher - District Priority Pool"

Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Librarians, Psychologists & Student Service Coordinators:

Apply to the job posting titled "Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, Librarians - District Priority Pool"

https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

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Institute of Jazz Studies Archives Fellowship Program, Rutgers-Newark, Newark, NJ

June 1 to June 12, 2015

The John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers University-Newark is home to the Institute of Jazz Studies ("IJS"), the world's foremost jazz archive. With significant collections of monographs, periodicals, sound recordings, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs, and oral history interviews, the IJS has developed and implemented plans for a range of digital projects.

In 2012, IJS established Jazz Archives Fellowship Program to support archival career development. With three archivists and other faculty and staff, the Institute of Jazz Studies is in a unique position to provide practical training in archival organization and processing within the multifaceted collections, as well as a number of seminar-type learning opportunities.  Fellows will work closely with IJS and Dana archivists, librarians, and staff to gain an overview of the role of an archive within an urban university library on a campus noted for its diversity, and to learn practical archival skills, while working with the Institute's world renowned collections.

The program consists of a two-week residency at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark from June 1st to June 12th, 2015. Major components include a general orientation, a visit to several New York metropolitan area music archives, discussions and learning opportunities about archival and digital preservation issues, and meetings with Rutgers faculty, staff and administrators about diversity and how it can be served by a specialized archive like IJS. In addition, Fellows will have the opportunity to explore the Institute's unique holdings and to process a representative collection under the supervision of IJS's archivists.  Fellows will also prepare a digital presentation suitable for web viewing. 

Funding: Three fellowships are available, each supported by a $1400 stipend which is intended to cover travel, meals and incidentals. Lodging will be covered directly by the Institute of Jazz Studies.  Funding is generously provided by the Morroe Berger - Benny Carter Jazz Research Fund, an endowment established by musician/composer Benny Carter in 1987 (see: http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/berger-carter-fund/index.html), as well as additional funding provided by  longtime IJS supporter John Van Rens. 

Eligibility:  Candidates should be currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science or an accredited master's program in archival studies. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an interest in jazz and/or African American history and a commitment to a career as an archivist. Candidates should be committed to contributing to the university's goals of diversity and inclusion. Please see: http://diversityweb.rutgers.edu/mission.php and http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/about/diversity/diversity.shtml

Candidates from under-represented ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:  Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. The deadline to apply for selection is December 15, 2015. All applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by January 31, 2015. Submit resume, cover letter that addresses candidate's interest in jazz as well as commitment to an archival career, and names of three references to:  Lila Fredenburg (Jazz Fellowship), Director of Administrative Services, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: rulhr@rulmail.rutgers.edu, FAX: 732-932-7637

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Collections Management Internship, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Program Description:

The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits. 

Position Summary:

The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time

Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects

Special Skills:

  • Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
  • Database experience

Length of internship: Winter/Spring 2015 (January - May)

Work Schedule: 7-14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe

Salary: Unpaid and/or for course credit

To Apply Visit:

http://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Special Notes: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application

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Teen Librarian Intern, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

Opening Date: immediately

Closing Date: 12/1/14

Job Type: Internship

Wages: Either $10/hr OR can fulfill the Capstone requirement, pending approval by the Capstone coordinator.

Location: Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

The Position: Help us spend $15,000 in two years through a LSTA Tweens & Teens Grant, picking up library skills and experience while bringing improved services to a rural teen population. In Year 2 of the grant, we're trying to flesh out our teen and tween advisory boards, strengthen liaisons with local schools, and continue building a repertoire of regular programing. Play to your strengths or develop new skills by choosing to assist with collection development, or programs. This flexible 5 hour/week internship begins January 5 and runs till July 31 but is negotiable.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, implementing and evaluating programs.
  • Assisting and occasionally running teen advisory board meetings.
  • Honing readers advisory skills designing displays and booklists.
  • Exploring effective social media promotion for teens.

Encouraged qualifications:

  • be enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school
  • possess a strong desire to serve young adult patrons
  • have completed or be taking Simmons GSLIS's course LIS 483 Young Adult Literature (or equivalent).
  • Bonus points: familiarity with Magic the Gathering, sewing, and/or video gaming

To apply:

Submit a resume and brief cover letter stating your availability to:

Katherine Grimm Bowers
Sunderland Public Library
katherinegrimmbowers@gmail.com

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Metadata Internship, Amherst College Library Technical Services Department, Amherst, MA

Position: Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS West) Part-time Graduate Student Intern

The Amherst College Library Technical Services Department is the site of this position. This position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Date: January 2015 - May 30, 2015 with possibility of an extension

Department: Technical Services Department

Address Site:
Amherst College Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01035

Job Description

Responsibilities:

This is a hands-on position to create descriptive metadata for digitized materials to be added to the Amherst College Digital Collections. The intern will use national and local metadata standards, authority files, and controlled vocabularies to create MODS records for archives and manuscript materials.

The intern will work closely with the Metadata Management Librarian and collaboratively with members of the Digital Programs and Archives & Special Collections departments.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Enrollment in the SLIS program
  • Attendance at the SLIS West program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in metadata, cataloging, and/or digital librarianship
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

Preferred, enrollment in or completion of any of the following:

  • LIS 415 Information Organization
  • LIS 445 Metadata
  • LIS 469 XML

Hourly rate: $12.00/hour

Hours/week: Up to 16 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Mon-Thurs.

End period: May 30, 2015, contingent upon performance evaluation in February.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Kate Gerrity
Metadata Management Librarian
Amherst College Library
ksgerrity@amherst.edu

Review of applications will begin December 1st.

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Associate Researcher, WGBH, Boston, MA

Department Overview:

Now in its 41st Season, NOVA has defined science television for the world. NOVA programs can be seen in over 110 countries, and over 25 million Americans tune in each month, making NOVA one of the most watched series in the PBS prime time line up.

Position Overview:

Working closely with NOVA's Senior Science Editor and Senior Researcher, the Associate Researcher will support the fact-checking process. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication with internal and external production teams around NOVA's fact-checking guidelines, procedures, and deadlines. 
  • Ensuring that all fact-checking documents, including annotated script and expert reviews, are received in a timely manner from production teams. 
  • Reviewing all fact-checking documents, including annotated script and expert reviews, to ensure that requirements have been met. 
  • Identifying and suggesting remedies for factual errors in narration. 
  • Identifying areas of possible scientific controversy or ambiguity which require additional review, and coordinating that review. 
  • Communicating with production teams around factual errors in narration and working with production teams to resolve these errors, consulting with the Senior Science Editor and Senior Researcher as necessary.

Skills Required:

Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in and knowledge of, a wide variety of scientific and technology disciplines. Strong organizational, reading, writing, and communications skills are essential. Experience communicating with scientists is desired.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree desirable.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates, please apply online via our Careers website: http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm. If candidates are unable to apply online, please mail cover letter and resume to the following address:

WGBH Educational Foundation
Human Resources Department
10 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

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Librarian (C), Mass Gov. Human Resources Division, Shirley, MA

Duties:

Plans, directs and supervises institutional general and law library services, programs and related program activities for an incarcerated adult male population. Selects and purchases books, periodicals and other library materials through use of standard professional selection sources; coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, processing and circulation of materials to ensure the informational, educational and recreational needs of the users are met; responsible for coordinating and enforcing DOC photocopying regulations for the inmate population, aids library users, both staff and inmate, in the proper and productive use of library materials by retrieving or searching for materials, responding to inquiries, providing bibliographic instruction, explaining library rules and procedures, formulates library policy through coordination with departmental and institutional policies and ACA standards; co-ordinates schedules to ensure an adequate level of service and compliance with statutory requirements; supervises inmate library workers by assigning duties, scheduling, training and evaluating workers; directs reference and information services, including legal reference, readers advisory and special programming, makes budgetary recommendations; writes reports; participates in inter-library loan program, meets with DOC Manager of Library Services and other DOC Librarians on a regular basis; maintains professional proficiency through library meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Required Work Experience: At least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a Professional Librarian.

Substitutions: None.

Licenses:

  • Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Follett Library software. Experience in a correctional setting or with a confined population; familiarity with legal reference and law library materials; experience in a one-person library.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

Please note that union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

*The DOC urges bilingual applicants to apply.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/doc/

The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file.

Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Ms. Monserrate Quinones, (508) 850-7730

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wage/​Salary: $49,288.20 to $66,963.78 Annually

Application Instructions: Mail cover letter and resume with posting ID number to: Division of Human Resources P.O. Box 946 Norfolk, MA 02056 Fax: (508) 850-5217

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Librarian (C), Mass Gov. Human Resources Division, Bridgewater, MA

Duties:

Plans, directs and supervises institutional general and law library services, programs and related program activities for an incarcerated adult male population. Selects and purchases books, periodicals and other library materials through use of standard professional selection sources; coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, processing and circulation of materials to ensure the informational, educational and recreational needs of the users are met; responsible for coordinating and enforcing DOC photocopying regulations for the inmate population, aids library users, both staff and inmate, in the proper and productive use of library materials by retrieving or searching for materials, responding to inquiries, providing bibliographic instruction, explaining library rules and procedures, formulates library policy through coordination with departmental and institutional policies and ACA standards; co-ordinates schedules to ensure an adequate level of service and compliance with statutory requirements; supervises inmate library workers by assigning duties, scheduling, training and evaluating workers; directs reference and information services, including legal reference, readers advisory and special programming, makes budgetary recommendations; writes reports; participates in inter-library loan program, meets with DOC Manager of Library Services and other DOC Librarians on a regular basis; maintains professional proficiency through library meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Required Work Experience: At least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a Professional Librarian.

Substitutions: None.

Licenses:

  • Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Follett Library software. Experience in a correctional setting or with a confined population; familiarity with legal reference and law library materials; experience in a one-person library. Ability to train and support inmates in use of electronic law library system.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

*The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/doc/

The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file.

Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Ms. Monserrate Quinones

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wage/​Salary: $49,288.20 to $66,963.78 Annually

Application Instructions:

Mail cover letter and resume along with posting ID number to: Division of Human Resources P.O. Box 946 Norfolk, MA 02056, Fax: (508) 850-5217

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Information Services Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Company Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world. Bain was also recently ranked #1 in the Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2014.

Position Summary

The Information Services intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events. The intern will work 8 hours per week in Bain's Boston office from January through June. There is a potential to expand the hours and/or term of employment beginning in June.

Responsibilities & Duties

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of basic business sources 
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal 
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences
  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume via Bain's website: https://csscareers-bain.icims.com/jobs/1729/information-services-intern/job

For more information, please visit www.joinbain.com.

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2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library welcomes applications for the 2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for twelve months, and will receive an award of $30,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

The Kress Fellowship focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, the Haas Arts Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

For more information, full job description, and instructions on how to apply please click here.

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Interlibrary Loan/Reserves Student Worker, Beatley Library, Simmons College

Supervisors: Discovery Services Library Assistants

Hours: 12-16 hours/week, in 3-4 hour shifts, during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm); may be reduced during holidays and breaks. Must be available to work during the summer.

Pay: $10.00/hour

As a member of the Discovery Services team, the Interlibrary Loan/Reserves student worker contributes to the Library's mission: "Beatley Library connects the Simmons College community to information, discovery, and learning."

Overall Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to Beatley Library users and staff and to other libraries
  • Fill requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (ILL lending)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from other libraries (ILL borrowing)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fill requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Maintain users' privacy and confidentiality of users' requests

Specific Duties 

  • Use computer systems to monitor multiple request queues and process requests
  • Search library discovery tools, including catalogs and e-resources
  • Search for, create, and update user, resource, and transaction records in library management systems
  • Locate, retrieve, and shelve books, media, and other items organized by Library of Congress Classification and Dewey Decimal Classification in stacks; maintain order of items in stacks
  • Scan articles and book chapters from print and microform sources
  • Send articles and book chapters via secure electronic transmission, cloud storage, email, and fax
  • Apply labels and package items for shipment; open packages
  • Deliver items to offices on the Simmons campuses
  • Respond to user questions and problems with requests via email, telephone, and in person
  • Communicate questions, atypical situations, and user feedback to supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Familiarity with libraries
  • Ability and comfort with technology
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to sustain accurate, high-quality service while carrying out repetitive tasks
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive tasks while maintaining composure
  • Ability to prioritize when faced with multiple tasks
  • Ability to understand, remember, and follow complex instructions
  • Ability and comfort with making quick decisions based on multiple criteria
  • Graduation date of December 2015 or later

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous employment experience
  • Experience working or volunteering in libraries
  • Experience searching databases

To Apply

Send your resume as a PDF to jay.campbell@simmons.edu. Resumes must be received by Wednesday, December 3. In your email, please:

  • List the days of the week/times that you are available to work during the spring semester.
  • Confirm that you will be available to work during the summer.
  • List the SLIS courses that you will have completed by the end of the current semester.
  • Indicate your expected graduation date.

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Assistant Professor/Metadata Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Metadata Librarian
Job ID: 11508
Location: LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

LaGuardia Community College is seeking a librarian to assist with the planning, implementation and management of metadata creation for College information. The incumbent will be part of the Knowledge Management Team.

The Metadata Librarian will:

  • Develop best practices for the development, use, and reuse of institutional metadata in a college-wide knowledge management project
  • Harvest metadata using various software solutions
  • Establish and maintain authority records using appropriate thesauri
  • Conduct user testing and other assessment activities
  • Participate in data sharing, digital collaboration, project management, workflow development.
  • Identify ways to incorporate the College's Institutional Archives into the College's Knowledge Management project.

Other duties will include teaching in the Library's instruction program and participation in the library's Reference services programs. The metadata librarian will also serve on Departmental committees and contribute to College initiatives.  This is a tenure track position.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit  www.laguardia.edu to learn more.

Qualifications

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a second subject Masters or Doctoral degree required for Assistant Professor position.  Two years of experience working with metadata, preferably in an academic setting.  Experience and working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, and XML; experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, and RDA.  Also required is an ability to work in a collaborative team environment; ability to work autonomously; strong oral and written communication skills.

Compensation

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

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and the names, addresses and contact information of three professional references.

Applications should be submitted on-line as follows:

  1. Log in to CUNY Portal at www.cuny.edu
  2. Navigate to Careers at CUNY located on the left sidebar
  3. Search by Job Opening ID number
  4. Click on the Apply Now button

Closing Date: 01/13/2015

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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Web Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Overview 

Under the supervision of the Online and Web Services Manager, and within the framework of goals, policies and procedures of the Library, assists in maintaining and supporting public services delivered through the Metro Boston Library Network and the Boston Public Library's websites, with a special focus on information organization and usability. This position is part of the Division of Administration and Technology.

Reports to the Online and Web Services Manager 

Scope of Responsibility 

  1. Coordinates and organizes content and services as part of the Boston Public Library's online presence. 
  2. Assists in the development and design of all library-hosted web sites and other online properties. Plays an active leadership role in assessing and improving web site usability, organization, accessibility, accuracy, and currency. 
  3. Works as part of a team to document policies and procedures related to online content creation and design. Creates and maintains technical and project management documentation. 
  4. Collaborates extensively with library stakeholders to ensure that the content and services delivered to the public via the web and online services reflect and match the breadth of services, collections, exhibits, and events available at all locations of the BPL. Leads project teams as needed to complete web service initiatives. 
  5. Works with relevant library staff to ensure that the library s brand identity is handled consistently across library websites and online presences.  Collaborates on implementation and oversight of new communications tools identified and deployed through online services. 
  6. Maintains current knowledge of best practices, standards, and technologies related to web services. Applies applicable knowledge to existing and new services offered by the library. 
  7. Assists in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies and upgrades. Communicates updates on these activities to all key stakeholders as appropriate.  
  8. Works closely with vendors, partner institutions, staff, and the public to implement, modify, and maintain services in anticipation of changing needs. 
  9. Trains staff on web applications and services deployed by the web services department.  
  10. As a member of the Administration and Technology team, assists in implementing strategic, long range and Administration and Technology initiative plans. 
  11. Conducts usability studies and evaluates site analytics to determine if web services and applications are meeting the needs of our user groups. 
  12. Represents the library at city, state, or national meetings and conferences as assigned. 
  13. Performs related duties and functions as assigned.

Competencies 

  1. Aptitude for assessing effectiveness of public library services, methodical troubleshooting of technical issues, and evaluating tasks based on the library s core mission. 
  2. Ability to organize information for online consumption, ability to code in and provide basic troubleshooting of current html standards and a facility with at least basic usability design. 
  3. Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills. 
  4. Flexibility and adaptability, a willingness to embrace change, and a sense of humor. 
  5. Enthusiasm for work in a team environment and for cooperative interdepartmental projects. 
  6. Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills. 

Qualifications 

1. Education - Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an accredited library school. 

2. Experience - 4 years of public service and/or technical library experience or equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. 

Demonstrated proficiency in writing for the web and/or mobile platforms, public speaking, current and emerging web authoring and development tools and standards. Knowledge of and experience with established and developing programming procedures and languages preferred. 

Strong familiarity with web application security, web accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems. 

Demonstrated ability and skill in the administration and maintenance of web and other online platform tools. 

Requirements

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

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA / P-3 

Hours per week:  35 

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation.  For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step. 

Full posting and application available online.

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Part-time Library Professional (2 openings), Newbury College, Brookline, MA

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts.  We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning. The College features small classes and is seeking faculty and staff members who have a proven commitment to higher education. Newbury's campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston's educational, cultural and social attractions.

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

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a part-time Library Professional with strong technology and reference skills.  Candidates should be advocates for the utilization of online resources and mobile technologies for educational purposes. This person will utilize and support emerging library technologies. This person will also play a key role in educating our patrons in the utilization of library and web technology, will interact with students, faculty and staff on campus and online and provide reference and instruction sessions. A flexible schedule is preferred, as individual may be asked to work evenings and weekends. 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at 1- 2 years of experience in an academic library. 

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

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Youth Services Librarian, Langley Adams Library, Groveland, MA

Works under the direction of the Library Director and is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and maintaining comprehensive children and teen programs. This is a permanent fulltime position ( Up to 37 hours/week) including some evening and weekend hours.

Duties/Description:

  • Dynamic, innovative, motivated, team player needed to plan, develop, promote and provide library services for children, teens and their families
  • Responsible for selecting and maintaining materials for children and teen collections, coordinating and implementing special programs for children and teens, readers advisory, outreach to schools and other organizations that provide services to children and teens, circulation of materials.
  • At times may need to fill in at circulation desk, stack books, assist patrons, and perform other library tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. MLS preferred
  • Knowledge of professional library methods and systems, as well as children's and teen literature and reference resources and practices
  • Highly selfmotivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
  • Ability to work with children, teens both individually and in groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers, and other adults working with children and teens
  • Successful candidate must be proficient in the use of computers, especially with regards to web and bibliographic resources
  • Must have a commitment to connecting children and teens with literature

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 allinclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Schedule: 37 hours /week including evening and weekend hours.

Salary: $16-17.68 per hour, plus full benefits including health insurance, vacation, sick, and personal days

Closing date: Open until filled

Please send letter of application and resume to: grovelandlibrarysearch@gmail.com - no phone calls please

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Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services and Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Mount Saint Mary College seeks two innovative and self-motivated individuals to join a collaborative and collegial team of library faculty and support staff committed to the continuous improvement of library resources and services. 

Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services

Coordinates all course-related information literacy instruction, primarily for upper division courses and in the major, within a strong and growing instruction program.  Serves as liaison to online learning programs with responsibility for developing and delivering library services that support distance learning and teaching.  Coordinates reference service, including hiring and training both part-time reference librarians and peer reference assistants.  Seeks and implements innovations in and also assesses quality and effectiveness of reference services. Develops and maintains web pages that support instruction and reference.  Works closely with classroom faculty to promote instruction and reference service.  As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in the First Year Experience program.  Acts as primary copyright expert within the library.  Coordinates and assesses research consultation services.  Collaborates with the Writing Center on initiatives, programs, and services of mutual interest.

Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

Leads a staff of three in the delivery of front-line library services: circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and work/study student management.  Sets policy for, implements innovations in, and assesses the quality and effectiveness of all access services areas.  Mediates difficult circulation problems with library users.  Develops and maintains web pages that support access services.  Promotes and publicizes library resources, services, and events through the library web page, social media, digital signage, email, and print.  Creates marketing materials independently and in conjunction with the MSMC Marketing Department.  Collaborates with faculty and staff across campus and within the library to plan and carry out diverse events relevant to MSMC academic programs.  Coordinates the library's overall web site and social media efforts, as well as its digital signage and room reservations systems.  Conducts website usability testing.  As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in First Year Experience program.  Provides general reference service.  Collaborates with Residence Life on educational and cultural programming.  Works with Admissions, as primary library contact, for open house, library tours, and student/parent orientations.  Responsible for exhibits and displays within the library.  Develops the library schedule each semester.

Appointment

These are 12-month, tenure-track positions, reporting to the Director of the Library.  To earn promotion and tenure, library faculty must meet performance expectations for teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship, and service to college and community.

Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.  For more information about the positions and the application process, please visit Jobs at the Library on the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center website.

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Reference & Technical Services Librarian, Lebanon Libraries, Lebanon, NH

Applications are being accepted for the Full Time, Exempt, LPASE represented position of Reference & Technical Services Librarian as further described below:

Job Title: Reference & Technical Services Librarian

Grade/Affiliation: Grade 9/LPASE

Compensation Range: $1,013.45 to $1,368.97 per week

Department: Lebanon Libraries

Posting Date: November 21, 2014

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description:

Professional position responsible for the management of the library's integrated library management system, which includes maintenance of the on-line bibliographic database and computer infrastructure. Serves patrons at the public service desks and is in charge of the Technical Services Division. Works with library administrative team, the Library Information Technology Assistant, and City of Lebanon Computer Services to plan for and coordinate the use of technology in the library. Works under the general supervision of the Library Director. Supervises one fulltime position (Library Technical Assistant) and 2 part-time positions (Library Clerk II).

Position Requirements:

Master's Degree in Library Science with a minimum of one years' prior experience working with libraries, computers, library software applications, circulation, cataloguing, acquisitions, and collection development. Knowledge of library and on-line resources, the library's holdings, the Dewey classification system and subject headings; knowledge of Anglo-American cataloguing rules; knowledge of computer software and systems; the ability to design, develop, implement and administer a library's computer and networking systems; the ability to work closely with the public and co-workers; the ability to take initiative and work independently without supervision; effective verbal and written communication skills.

Full job description is available in Human Resources.

Application Instructions:

A City of Lebanon Employment Application is required for non-City employee applicants and applications not containing this document will not be considered. Applications should be submitted to Human Resources, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 03766 or to human.resources@lebcity.com

City employee applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, City Hall or to human.resources@lebcity.com.

Applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. Therefore, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Archives and Metadata Specialist, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

About Roger Williams University:

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

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

Job Description:

Reporting to and under the direction of the University Archivist, the Archives and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the University Archives and Web and Digital Services by preparing content for archival and special collections in all formats and creating metadata and finding aids to these collections for content retrieval.

This is a part-time PSSA union position.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

1. Archives Assistant Duties:

  • Accession and process print and digital collections including organizing and appraising materials and setting priorities for further description.
  • Create finding aids and catalog records to support the description and retrieval of content in archival and special collections.
  • Contribute to the preparation and installation of exhibits through research and documentation.
  • Assist with digitization projects by providing metadata for access and discovery.
  • Assist with the conservation of materials including repair of physical objects and books.

2. Metadata Duties:

  • Assist in managing the workflow associated with the library's digital asset management program.
  • Perform original item level cataloging of visual images in compliance with established guidelines and data standards to create descriptive image metadata.
  • Perform associated authority work using various digital and print authority sources to ensure that the information attached to the image is in a standard descriptive form.
  • Evaluate the quality of images and select those appropriate for digitization.
  • Assist in training and supervision of student assistants in the Archives.

Additional Functions:

Contribute to the ongoing projects of the Digital Content Management group. Participate in staff development activities, and library committees and task forces. Collaborate with Digital Imaging Technologist on image quality control. Report production and usage statistics as needed. Keep current with new technologies related to archival and image collections. Assist with maintenance of the digital asset management system. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. One to two years of experience in libraries and/or archives working with metadata. Working knowledge of metadata cataloging standards and systems (e.g. VRA Core, Dublin Core, EAD), digital asset management systems and digital repositories.

Demonstrated computing skills and efficiency utilizing complex computing applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, ArtStor's Shared Shelf, and Cloud-based storage solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

College-level course work in art, art history, or architectural history. Demonstrated knowledge of digitization processes and workflows.

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

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=55055 and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

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Data Curation Specialist (2 positions), Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Positions Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. These are 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional positions with the new Research Data Service program headquartered at the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Data Service seeks innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals for two Data Curation Specialist positions. The candidates will advance the campus' Research Data Service program (http://researchdataservice.illinois.edu) by directly partnering with researchers and units to manage, curate, publish, and archive research data. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in enabling world-class, data-driven research.

Specific areas of activity include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and assist researchers in adoption and adaptation of best practices for the management of research data;
  • Utilize experience working with different qualitative and quantitative data types and formats including numeric, geospatial, image, and video, etc. to effectively steward data;
  • Advise and assist in development of workflows for the creation of metadata and provenance information for datasets from a variety of campus research efforts;
  • Perform format assessment and migration support;
  • Provide expert analysis of technical requirements; identify and recommend potential software and tools for data re-use, management, and curation;
  • Assist researchers in preparation and deposition of datasets into institutional or discipline-specific repositories

The positions will require the ability to identify and prioritize needs, establish protocols, and creatively problem-solve both independently and as part of a team.  The candidates will play an important role in the campus' new Research Data Service at the University Library by interfacing with campus researchers, data service librarians, and the Research Data Service group.  This will include participating in continued planning and development of campus-wide services, tools, and infrastructure for research data as well as applying information science curation, preservation, and archiving principles.

Environment: Headquartered in the University Library, the Research Data Service is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Library, GSLIS, CITES, and NCSA.  The service provides the Illinois Research Community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years' experience working in an academic research environment OR an advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline
  • Data management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work in teams

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline
  • Two or more years of professional experience managing research data including compliance with funding agency requirements
  • Familiarity with database or repository structure and development
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and vet resources and tools for data sharing, analysis, and archiving

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: 100% time. 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 & 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/.

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

Deadline: in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 8, 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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Intermittent Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position #X426

Average 10 to 15 hrs per week

Includes evenings & Saturdays

Qualifications:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires flexibility to fill-in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal and to multi-task while doing so, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, ability to recognize situations that require referral to other staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, friendliness, tact, patience and maturity.

Duties:

  • Provides coverage for public service areas as needed at branches and main library
  • Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assessing and collecting fines, answering telephone
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them as appropriate to other staff
  • Assists users with public computers as necessary
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit 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 areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions

Rate: $14.71 per hour

Deadline: December 11, 2014 by 5pm

Apply to: City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please e-mail 2 copies each of cover letter & resume to employment@cambridgema.gov or fax to 617-349-4312.

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Librarian III, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

(Announcement Number R-058-14)

Salary Grade 20

Starting Salary:  $52,311.19 - plus comprehensive benefits package

Exempt

Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends

The Job: The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise library circulation services to the public. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Library Director.  The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, other library employees, other city employees, Library Trustees, Library Foundation Board members and the general public.

Performance of the above duties will include the following:

  • Management of patron registration records and adherence to all privacy laws;
  • Collection management, programming and outreach;
  • Circulation desk and reference/information desk coverage;
  • Participating in City-wide and consortium meetings representing the Library;
  • Assisting with the oversight of the Library in the absence of the Deputy Director and Director.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters of Library Science Degree required; and 4-6 years experience within the classification of Librarian I or II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Note: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to complete essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests.

Application Procedure: 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.

Opening Dates: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Customer Service Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook, NH

Position Summary

Provide a full range of customized support services to assigned library customers, primarily by responding to written and telephone inquiries, researching and addressing any problems and communicating all of YBP's capabilities.  Act as primary point of contact for all customers and respond to inquiries about all services, both US and UK, including firm and continuation orders, approval processes, print and digital products, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Additional duties may be assigned by Management):

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact on the phone and by email. 
  • Communicate information regarding customer account to Sales, Marketing, Operations, etc.
  • Interact with other departments to solve problems and to prevent customer errors.
  • Write, revise and maintain Memos of Agreement for assigned list of customers.
  • Utilize the Profiling Decision Support (PDS) database to support customer profiles.
  • Respond to all customer requests quickly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Troubleshoot digital and print acquisition issues and related technical services such as cataloging records and electronic invoicing.
  • Assist in the development of PDS to reflect changing customer needs.
  • Participate in retrospective selection work and special project management.
  • Provide GOBI training to customers as needed via phone or webinar, and educate customers about YBP services.  Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred.  MLS degree desirable.  Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.
  • Ability to work on the AS400.
  • Broad understanding of LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content.
  • Strong service orientation and positive attitude.
  • Word, Excel and Access experience.
  • Telephone and e-mail business etiquette skills.
  • Strong service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to do presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to spend the majority of day working at a PC.
  • Ability to communicate cross-organizationally.
  • Ability to analyze approval plan performance, identify problems, suggest remedies and solutions.
  • For International bibliographers some foreign language requirements may apply.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee must occasionally sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision requirements include close, and color vision in order to view CRT/PC screens and read written reports.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should log into www.btol.com and click on the careers link and then under location search for positions in Contoocook, NH.

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City Librarian, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO

Connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community.  Join the Denver Public Library (http://www.denverlibrary.org/) Commission and staff as they work to make this mission a reality for their city.  The eight-member Library Commission seeks an energetic and enthusiastic leader to serve as City Librarian for the City and County of Denver and build on its outstanding program of services and collaboration--and achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. Library staff (530.75 FTEs) and 1,748 volunteers (50 FTEs) serve the 664,293 citizens of Denver with a budget of $40.3 million and 25 locations, including the iconic Central Library, with its rich special collections and resources, the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 23 other city branches, and an active bookmobile and outreach program.  In 2013 DPL welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors, circulated over 9.8 million items, saw a 37% increase in eBook downloads, conducted technology classes for over 7,900 attendees, and worked with more than 41,000 children in the DPL Summer of Reading program.  The Library enjoys strong financial support from the City of Denver, as well as from foundations, business organizations, individuals, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Healthy, Active, Innovative, Culturally Diverse... and with a winning football team--that's how people typically describe the Denver area. With 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty, Denver is a spectacular city.  Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining, and unparalleled views are all here, year-round. Denver is the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. with 2.7 million people in the metro area. For more about the Library, the City, and Denver's many cultural, educational, and recreational amenities, see http://www.gossagesager.com/dpllinks.htm.

Responsibilities:  The City Librarian works with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library program and services for an increasingly multicultural and multilingual population; plans and directs the overall operations and management of the Library; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with City elected and appointed leaders; and works in partnership with civic organizations, agencies, and elected officials at the state and national level.  The City Librarian functions with a strong latitude for independent action within the scope of organizational policy set by the Commission. See City Librarian (http://www.gossagesager.com/denverjobdesc.pdf) for the complete job description.

Qualifications:  An MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in upper-level administrative/managerial roles in a library serving an urban population; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Essential attributes include excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; ability to create and implement a shared vision of excellent library service; skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals; a thorough knowledge of financial management and budgeting; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a solid understanding of philosophy and trends in the library and information technology fields, with the ability to effectively apply them locally. Experience at the senior executive level in an urban public library, an advanced degree in business, public administration or a similar field, and success reporting to a policy-making board or commission are highly desirable.

Compensation:  The starting salary range is $130,000-160,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information inquire by email or phone to Bradbury Associates/ Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com). To start the application process, send a cover letter and current resume as Word or PDF documents to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes January 4, 2014.

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Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research 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.

The Mathematics Research Library

The Mathematics Research Library is one of eight branch libraries on the Seattle campus. The Mathematics Research Library provides virtual and on-site research support and access to materials in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics. The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library reports to the Acting Head, Branch Libraries and is a member of the Branch Libraries' management team. 

The Position

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing excellent reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for the departments of Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics. As Head, Mathematics Research Library this position is also responsible for the overall management of the library, its programs and services, for building the collections and for supervising the staff.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serves as librarian for Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, and is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in these areas, ensuring that they are provided with high quality collection development, reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. 
  • Provides leadership and direction for the Mathematics Research Library. Establishes policies, programs and services within the context of the University of Washington Libraries' current priorities, objectives, and user needs. Develops long-range and short-term plans to implement programs and services.
  • Participates in the University Libraries virtual reference service.
  • Participates in the University Libraries' Science Teaching Community.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide class and research guides and other materials for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.
  • Supervises Library Technician Lead and is responsible for smooth operation of the Mathematics Research Library. Contributes to and supports operational success in the unit.
  • Has primary responsibility for creation and maintenance of the Mathematics Research Library web pages.
  • Using the Libraries' Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines, communicates effectively and positively with coworkers, supervisors and supervisees.
  • Contributes to the development of Libraries policies, programs and services and to the achievement of Libraries objectives.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Astronomy. 

Salary

$48,000 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, Academic Human Resources Librarian)
  • 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 three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than January 30, 2015.

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

The Mathematics Research Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/math

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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Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian. Responsibilities include: Providing leadership and planning for the Metadata and Resource Description Unit. Cataloging includes original, contributed, and copy cataloging of all formats, authority control, database maintenance, and special projects. Develop metadata creation and ingest procedures for the institutional repository (IR). Establish policies; develop procedures; set goals; design and monitor workflow; adopt and implement new technologies. Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments.

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Required experience: cataloging and/or metadata creation using an ILS and a bibliographic utility (such as OCLC); knowledge of institutional repository mechanics, architecture, and metadata creation; knowledge of current cataloging standards; awareness of emerging trends and technologies in resource description; ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for more information and complete vacancy announcement. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian Job Opening

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Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY is looking for students for the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an independent, non-profit educational institution dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the historical development of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting its collections for a global audience as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our national pastime.

The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers including research, photo archives, technical services, exhibit design, membership, education, archives and collections management, recorded media, development, special events, programs and events, multi-media, publications, and public relations. In addition, interns learn and work in the company of baseball's best-known personalities during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony, held in Cooperstown each summer.

To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of 2015. All Steele interns receive a bi-weekly stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

For more information and the application, please visit http://baseballhall.org/education/internship-program or contact Stephanie Hazzard, Director of Education, (607) 547-0349.

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Technical Services Library/Instructor, East Central University, Ada, OK

Technical Services Librarian/Instructor/non-tenure track/12 month.  Available immediately.  ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states.  About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates.

Duties: responsible for cataloging, government documents, and systems; shared reference and instruction; faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas; supervises one full-time staff member. 

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS; excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, and technical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  previous cataloging, government documents and/or systems experience preferred, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Inc. products. 

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, three references (with names, addresses, phone numbers), *Disclosure Statement, and copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts to:  Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820 or via email to es@ecok.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Penn Veterinary Library Internship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: currently seeking applications -one position with estimated start date of January 5, 2015 for one year term.

Salary: $15.00/hour.

Hours: 20 hours per week; daytime hours.

Duties: This is an opportunity to gain broad library experience, particularly in the following areas:

  • Special projects: e.g. citation entry and analysis, collection analysis, digitization, documentation, displays
  • Web page and online resource creation and maintenance.
  • Live Chat reference service.
  • Social media postings for the veterinary libraries.
  • Workshop support.
  • Reference work for members of the public, students, faculty and staff.
  • Interlibrary loan/document delivery systems, such as EFTS billing system.
  • Circulation desk responsibilities (limited hours).

The Veterinary Library is located in beautiful surroundings in the school's modern Hill Pavilion. It includes a computer classroom, multipurpose meeting rooms and a media editing lab. A branch library is located at the large animal facility in Kennett Square. Our staff consists of the head librarian with 17 years experience; a part-time liaison librarian and part-time assistant librarian; two full-time support staff and student workers from the school of veterinary medicine and other Penn programs. Opportunities to participate in in-house presentation program for Penn Libraries interns, technology workshops.

Requirements: Must be a current student in an ALA accredited Library/Information Science graduate program. Good academic background. Able to learn quickly, take initiative, handle multiple projects. Science background not required. Familiarity and ease with technology, understanding of basic HTML. Public service orientation.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu
Use subject line "Vet Library Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian (Tenure-Track), University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a knowledgeable and innovative subject specialist librarian to support instruction and research for the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA).  With a focus on public service, the Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian serves as liaison to Biological Sciences; Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences; and Natural Resources & the Environment. The incumbent has primary responsibility for the proactive development and delivery of responsive reference, research, and instructional support, and the development and management of library collections, working with COLSA faculty, Collections Management Librarian, and other liaison librarians.  UNH is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research.

Working independently as well as collaboratively, the Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian will advocate for and lead library efforts supporting the assigned liaison areas through the library's newly-created Natural Sciences Resource Center.  Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position; the successful candidate will be expected to meet University reappointment, promotion, and tenure requirements.

Required qualifications are an ALA-accredited Masters degree in library and information science with a second advanced degree in a relevant subject area and a minimum 2 years of experience; may include combination of library experience, teaching, and scientific research. We are seeking candidates with excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, knowledge of scientific communication and the research process, commitment to excellent library service for all levels of research and education, and flexibility and ability to enjoy working with learners of varying backgrounds, including the general public.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university 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. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/ Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 15, 2014, open until filled.

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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.

Salary Range is $85,000- $110,000 DOQ.

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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Adult Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative librarian with a collaborative style to oversee reference services and readers' advisory, collection development, programming for adults and community outreach. Responsibilities include leadership and supervision of the adult services staff, collection development and participation in library strategic planning. Lithgow Library will be undergoing an expansion and renovation project in 2015-2016, and this is a key position as the library transitions to temporary quarters and the new facility.

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off.  Pay scale is $18.93 to $23.66 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330. For more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us Applications will be accepted until 4:30p.m. on Monday December 8, 2014.

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Development Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a qualified, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Membership and Development Office as a Development Intern. Under the guidance of the Membership and Development staff and the immediate supervision of the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Membership, the intern will assist the office with the successful completion of annual and ongoing fundraising goals.

Department: Membership and Development Office 

Hours: flexible schedule; 19 hours per week; regular evening and Saturday hours required

Compensation: $12-$13 per hour depending upon level of education; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits

Start Date: Immediately; open until filled; position is a 12 month position from start date

Responsibilities:
  • Serves as a front-line member of the development office, and staffs the first floor membership desk
  • Assists with membership processing, renewal notices, and in-house mailings 
  • Supports office maintenance with copying, collating, filing, shredding, etc.
  • Manages stock of membership brochures, hand-outs, and other supplies as needed
  • Monitors the Membership and Development phone line
  • Assists with demographic data-entry, and in-kind gift processing
  • Assists with prospect research
  • Staffs development/fundraising events, as well as programmatic events
  • Drafts profiles, reports, and other communications as requested
  • Conducts other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program; graduate students preferred
  • Strong interest in library/museum management and/or development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Fundraising experience preferred
  • Familiarity with development databases, including Raiser's Edge, preferred

To Apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter to jugenheimer@bostonathenaeum.org

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Library Assistant/Intern, Goulston & Storrs, P.C., Boston, MA

Library Services at Goulston & Storrs, P.C. is seeking a qualified candidate for a library assistant/intern position. Hours will be 14 hours/week (2 days). Duties will include: updating library holdings, filing loose-leaf updates, assisting with the management and processing of library materials, processing library invoices, and other duties as assigned. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.  This is a temporary, at-will position.  The successful candidate would not be eligible for firm benefits. Current wage is $11/hour.

This would be a great learning experience for someone who is interested in a career in special or law libraries.

Qualifications: Current student or recent graduate of a Library Sciences program. Skills required are an attention to detail, well-developed communication, ability to work independently, and time organization. Previous experience in a professional or library setting is a plus.

Our office is located at 400 Atlantic Avenue, next to Rowes Wharf on the waterfront, a 5-10 minute walk from South Station.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Jen Meger at jmeger@goulstonstorrs.com or fax to 617-574-7675 by Dec. 1, 2014.

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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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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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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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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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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