Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time), University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton seeks an Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time). The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree required along with broad subject knowledge. A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include: a knowledge of library and archival procedures; the ability to perform repetitive, detail-oriented tasks and work independently in an isolated environment; and excellent record-keeping, written, oral and instructional skills. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 lbs., climb a step-stool, and be tolerant of different environmental conditions. A familiarity with various software and tools related to digital asset management, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, file processing, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Bridge and a familiarity with standards and best practices for cataloging and metadata are preferred.

Hours: This position requires 17.5 scheduled hours per week between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

This position will remain open until filled.

All applications must be submitted electronically: Click "Search Postings" on the Human Resources page to create an application and then apply for a position. Please note you will not be considered an applicant until you apply for a specific, open position. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or e-mail your questions to hr@scranton.edu. Thank you for your interest in working for The University of Scranton!

Position number and title are:
Title:  Cataloger (Part-Time);  Posting Number:  6000736

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body embracing an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.

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ALISE/University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

Description: The ALISE Youth Services SIG seeks graduate student applications for the ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, which supports costs associated with travel to, and participation in, the 2015 ALISE Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Sponsorship: This award is sponsored by the University of Washington Information School

Prize: The award amount is $750, and an individual may only receive the award once.

Eligibility and Criteria: This award is open to students currently enrolled (at the time of the ALISE conference) in an LIS graduate program (including both doctoral and master's studies) with a concentration in youth services, broadly defined to include materials and library/information services for children and young adults in both everyday life and library settings. Applicants must be members of the Youth Services SIG and must be actively participating in the 2015 ALISE conference (e.g., presenting a poster or a paper, serving as a member of a panel, interviewing for a faculty position).

Submission Process: Interested graduate students should submit an application which must include: (1) a letter (no more than one page, single-spaced) describing the individual's interest and work in the youth services area; (2) evidence of participation (or submission to participate) in the upcoming conference (e.g., poster/paper/panel acceptance/application); and (3) a current CV.

Applications for the 2015 ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award should be submitted electronically (as attached PDF or Word file) no later than 11:59 p.m. on November 7, 2014 to:

Denice Adkins
University of Missouri 
adkinsde@missouri.edu

Robin Fogle Kurz
Louisiana State University
robinfoglekurz@gmail.com

Deadline: November 7, 2014

Award Jury: Applications will be adjudicated by a panel consisting of three members of the Youth Services SIG, selected and coordinated by the current year's SIG chair(s).

Presentation: Award recipients will be notified by December 1, 2014 and awards will be presented at the Awards ceremony at ALISE 2015.

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Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, NY

Description:

New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The Assistant Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries - art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others - to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including:

Library Operations - Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff. Train new staff. Manage special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision.

Technical Services - Supervise the work of ISAW's cataloging team, a group performing original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. The cataloging team consists of ISAW staff members and adjuncts from NYU's cataloging department. Facilitate patron resource discovery and access by ensuring the quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCCS, NACO, CONSER, and LC cataloging practices as well as other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata frameworks for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of print and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other related departments in the Division of Libraries.

Digital Projects - Serve as the library liaison on ISAW's digital projects team to help develop and coordinate activities linking digital initiatives to library projects. Work closely with the Head Librarian and other members of ISAW's staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute. AWDL is a joint project shared between ISAW and NYU's Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) department and the incumbent shares responsibility for envisioning the development of the digital library and its resources.

Collection Development - Sort collections acquired and determine appropriateness for inclusion in the ISAW library or beyond. Maintain inventories for acquired collections, duplicates, and serials. Provide data to the Head Librarian to assist with the task of analyzing the library collection, especially with regard to the curation of on- and off-site collections. Participate in the acquisitions workflow by using the spreadsheet and ticket system to track requests and purchases.

Public Services - Work closely with Head Librarian to provide leadership in the planning, design, and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including: producing and revising of library guides; giving individual and group instruction and orientation; serving as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contributing to the library's public relations efforts; working with faculty members, Visiting Research Scholars, and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; responding to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participating in Division and other institutional committees and activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master's degree required for tenure;
  • The ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas relevant to ISAW's core research areas.
  • Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship;
  • Familiarity with current trends in technical services;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and responsive to patrons;
  • Minimum three years professional experience.

Preferred:

  • Subject area background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship;
  • Working knowledge of a non-Western language, with a strong preference for Chinese or Russian.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

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

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

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Education Librarian, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

To begin July 1, 2015

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Education Librarian to lead the development of programs, services, and information literacy curriculum in support of students and faculty in the college's Educator Preparation Program. This is a tenure track faculty appointment available July 1, 2015.

Under administrative review of the Dean of Mason Library, the Education Librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the local educator community to foster effective use of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML). The Education Librarian exemplifies best practices in the use of curriculum materials, develops and implements policies regarding the CML, and has overall responsibility for collection development in the CML and Education collections. 

As a faculty member, this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library's programs, engages in scholarly activities, and library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide, lead, and assess programs in support of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain information literacy and educational technologies curriculum specific to students in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Organize, develop, and enhance physical facilities and collections of the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Work with Technical Services to develop and implement standards of processing for various materials in the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Maintain currency in local and state preK-12 curriculum and national education standards.
  • Select, assess, and manage the Curriculum Materials Library and Education collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote the Curriculum Materials Library, its programs, resources, and services.
  • Coordinate the Curriculum Materials Library Advisory Board.
  • Supervise student workers as needed to maintain collection and provide services.
  • Cultivate partnerships with cooperating teachers and local library media specialist groups.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach services to high school and community groups to establish positive connections between the library and entering undergraduate students.

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library's programs;
  • Participates in liaison program;
  • Provides services that contribute to student learning;
  • Selects and evaluates library resources;
  • Engages in scholarly activities;
  • Engages in library and campus-wide service.

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science or library media from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction; demonstrated knowledge of the field of teacher education and the teaching profession; an understanding of pedagogical methods in preK-12 education; familiarity with preK-12 curriculum materials and literature; ability to apply technology to teaching; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.

Qualifications Preferred: Library Media Specialist certification; experience with accreditation processes; grant writing experience; experience teaching in or as librarian in preK-12 education environment; experience developing and providing educational technology instruction. This is a tenure track faculty position and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720.  Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54763

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until Friday, January 9, 2015.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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Assistant Librarian/Technical Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Search Number: 14-086

Date Posted: October 17, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Librarian to begin in January, 2015. Successful candidate will be expected to perform electronic and print serials management/cataloging duties in multiple formats. The Serials/Cataloging Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Team managing the electronic and print serials collections including acquisitions, renewal, payment activation, and providing integrated access to library materials in all formats with some cataloging assignments expected. The librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process. Additional responsibilities include university service and creative activity.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an ALA accredited M.L.S degree or equivalent. Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models. Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials, and familiarity with digital resources and services. Experience in developing or managing annual serials budget proposals. Experiencing managing an A-Z list or a Journal Locator. Strong statistical and analytical skills. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with knowledgebase concepts. Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues. Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. Commitment to outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years professional experience. Experience participating in library instruction and creating user guides and instructional materials. Participation in library liaison activities. Demonstrated understanding of vendor negotiation protocols. Familiarity with COUNTER statistics and various COUNTER report structures and availabilities. Experience working with pay-per-view models of e-content access.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three references to:

Dr. Christina Baum, Director
Hilton C. Buley Library
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 28, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

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Library Assistant I: Young Adult Services, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, VT

Town of Colchester, 35-40 hours per week - to be determined. The Town is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Associate I: Young Adult Services. Qualified applicants under the administrative supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director will perform patron service, age appropriate programming, collection maintenance, and community outreach. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and application to Sherry LaBarge, Human Resource Manager, P.O. Box 55, Colchester, VT 05446 or email to slabarge@colchestervt.gov. by November 5, 2014 or open until filled.

Full job description:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/descriptions/LibraryAssistantI.pdf

Town of Colchester application:

http://colchestervt.gov/HR/Forms/ApplicationforEmployment.pdf

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

The European Studies Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The European Studies Librarian assesses needs and establishes outreach to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as providing in-depth consultations and engaging in user evaluation and analysis to stay abreast of needs and departmental focus. Responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the European languages, literatures and cultures collections (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese). This position supports the University's academic program in these subject areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsible for analyzing the University's program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and collaborating with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. Evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Provides specialized reference services and library instruction for the study of European languages and cultures. In collaboration with the Arabic, Germanic, Slavic Studies Librarian and others, acts as Libraries' liaison to the various Centers on campus. Provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions, and, consequently, the European Studies Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the European Studies Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The European Studies Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Opening ID: 102451
Posting Begin Date: 10/18/2014
Posting End Date: 11/18/2014

*This is a full-time term-limited appointment for 24 months.

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist (Archivist) whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Lead Archivist for Description and Workflow Management (Lead Archivist), the Congressional Records Archivist supervises processing support staff consisting of a full-time Project Archivist and graduate student assistants. The Congressional Records Archivist reviews and evaluates the internal organization of the records, performs appraisal, makes recommendations for and implements the records organization in keeping with the collection provenance. Appraises, preserves and describes digital records according to Bentley guidelines and practices as well as supervises members of the support team in performing these duties. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, trains unit staff, and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, and develops the finding aids and MARC records. The Archivist is expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on archival science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of processing and finding aid description of complex governmental and/or organizational papers.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply DACS, MARC, and EAD encoding through completed catalog records and/or published finding aids. Experience in processing and describing digital files.
  • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to move carts and book/flatbed trucks loaded up to 100 pounds safely; lift and bend boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; handle dollies and book/flatbed trucks

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 years of processing archival collections; 1-2 years of training and supervision experience.
  • Experience processing congressional papers and government records.

Benefits and Rank:

The successful candidate will receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions of extended benefits. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investment retirement options available. Further information regarding benefits can be found at http://benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/faculty.html

Rank:

This is an open rank position.

Contact information:

For questions about this position please contact Olga Virakhovskaya, Lead Archivist for Description & Workflow Management, by email, volga@umich.edu or by phone, 734-647-2737.

How to Apply:

You must apply for this position on the UM Jobs Career website http://umjobs.org/. The Job Opening ID Number is 102451. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Additional Information:

The Bentley Historical Library was established in 1935 by the University of Michigan Regents to carry out two functions: to serve as the official archives of the University and to document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people, organizations and voluntary associations. Some six decades after its founding, the library has amassed extensive holdings on the history of the state and the university, including more than 30,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 57,000 printed volumes, 1.5 million photographs and other visual materials, over 10,000 maps, and nearly 20 terabytes of digital content. The library's holdings are consulted by Michigan's citizens, the university's students, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators, scholars from across the nation and around the world, and others interested in the history of the state and the university.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Pre-professional Positions (2), Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library, Harvard Medical School is currently seeking applications for two LHT (17 hours per week) positions to support Center acquisitions, accessioning, and processing work. LHTs re-house unique manuscript and archival materials, create folder lists, carry out preservation photocopying and other preservation tasks, work with rare books cataloging staff, complete data entry and administrative tasks, and intellectually contribute to catalog records, EAD/XML finding aids, and other retrieval tools as required. The processing LHT may also be charged with accompanying the Acquisitions Archivist to pack records at donor sites for transfer to the Center.

Requirements: Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard. Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

Positions are for a minimum of six months with the possibility of renewal.

Compensation: $14.00/hour

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Head, Collections Services, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu.

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Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include: 

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435-4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov.

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Library Assistant (part-time), Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

PT evenings, 44-wk position for private school. Proficient with ipads, computers & instruction to teens on varied software applications. Excellent communication, organization & creative skills.

Send resume to Deb Levheim at dlevheim@wma.us.

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Alaska Library Association Scholarships for Graduate Library Studies

AkLA has established a scholarship program to support the education of librarians for Alaska's libraries, including school libraries. The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies in Library Science and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Preference is given to qualified applicants meeting the federal requirements of Alaska Native ethnicity.

Three scholarships of $4,000 each may be awarded: one for a Master's Degree candidate, one for School Library Media Certification (the B. Jo Morse Scholarship), and a third from either category.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be an Alaskan resident who:

  • possesses a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • is eligible for acceptance, or is currently enrolled, in a graduate program in Library and Information Science leading to a Master's Degree or School Library Media Certification, from a university program accredited by the American Library Association;
  • is or will be a student during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received; and
  • makes a commitment to work in an Alaskan library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester's financial assistance.

Completed applications must be received by January 15 of the award year. If you are interested in applying, copies of the guidelines and application forms are available online at http://akla.org/scholarships/application-and-reference-forms/. If you have questions about graduate library studies or would like paper copies of the scholarship application, contact:

AkLA Scholarship Committee
Alaska State Library
P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK  99811-0571
(907) 465-2458 or 1-888-820-4525
akla.scholarship@alaska.gov

Julie Niederhauser
Alaska State Library
Public Library Coordinator
(907) 465-2916
Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov

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Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting Scholarship

The LLNE Scholarship Committee  is accepting applications for financial assistance to attend the LLNE/ABLL Fall Meeting. Boston College Law Library and the Association of Boston Law Librarians  are co-hosting the meeting on October 24, 2014 at the Boston College Connors Center in Dover, Mass. The theme of the meeting is Reinventing the Law Library: Meeting the Challenge. The LLNE scholarship will cover the cost of registration. The scholarship application form and instructions can be found on the LLNE website. Applications must be received by October 20, 2014.

Recipents of LLNE scholarships are asked to contribute a brief article to the LLNE Newsletter to describe how the award proved beneficial to their professional development.

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Law Librarians of New England Academic Scholarship Award

The LLNE Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for the LLNE academic scholarship award. Applications for academic scholarships must be received by October 20, 2014. The academic scholarship guidelines, as well as the specific application form, can be found on the LLNE website.

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Special Collections Librarian, New York Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum seek an innovative, creative, energetic and outgoing Special Collections Librarian to make its unique holdings accessible to a wide variety of users. In partnership since the early 1940s, these institutions collect art and artifacts related to American fine and folk art, agriculture, technology and rural communities in New York State. The organizations' Special Collections consist of material related to New York State history with a particular focus on Central New York rural community life and consist of, journals, business records, correspondence, photographs, newspapers, maps, broadsides and trade catalogs among other formats.

Current strategic initiatives require the incumbent to locate connections between museum artifacts and Special Collections, make holdings searchable and accessible both digitally and physically. Duties include: cataloging collections for inclusion in OCLC and the organizations' catalog Pathfinder, creation and publication of finding aids, creation and management of digital assets, identifying and assisting collection users, and maintenance of corporate archives

The special collections librarian reports to the Director for Museum and Library Collections and occasionally supervises interns, grant-funded staff and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program.
  • Knowledge of MARC format, Innovative Interfaces Millenium and Connexion Client and Archivists' Toolkit.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and Society of American Archivist Standards
  • Experience cataloging manuscripts and special collections, books and other library materials, familiarity with current technical processes
  • Experience providing public access to library resources.
  • Undergraduate degree or coursework in American History, American Studies, Material Culture, Humanities or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others in a team setting.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving
  • Knowledge of and the ability to keep current with digital and media asset management standards and practices, as well as digital publishing trends.
  • Proficiency in the ability to independently research topics related to special collections
  • Demonstrated experience in cataloging special collections
  • Ability think strategically and organize work accordingly

Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Fischer, Human Resources
New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers' Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1466
b.fischer@nysha.org.

Electronic applications are encouraged.

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Director, Content Structure, Elsevier, Maryland Heights, MO

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Purpose of the Job:

Director of Content Structure is a new role established to formulate and introduce content enrichment and structuring work streams division-wide. This person will collaborate with various stakeholders in strategy, management, technology, and product development across Education Division to determine comprehensive national standards criteria and lead new effort on taxonomy development in support of semantic content enrichment, content object definition, and content reuse to fulfill product needs for adaptive, analytics-based, and other transformative learning approaches in higher education. Masters-prepared in health-related field preferred with taxonomy expertise in eLearning, testing, and competency-based evaluation.

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Vision and Strategy

  • Initiate and execute plan for semantic content enrichment processes across nursing and health professions education division, in conjunction with other content initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and leaders within education e-solutions and content divisions to determine content vision and restructuring needs for major new content initiatives.
  • Formulate strategic requirements for content aligned with key national standards for health care education and practice, and as it relates to health-science focused taxonomies and controlled vocabularies to facilitate content enrichment. Manage ongoing content enrichment pipelines to meet emerging and transformative changes in health care education, e.g content object-based adaptive learning, analytics-based measurement, etc.
  • Define processes to ensure creation and application of education-based metadata across content, including learning relationships, content maps & graphs, data dictionaries, etc. Foster open dialogue and exchange of information with colleagues in other departments, including operations, production, e-solutions, content, sales, support, and marketing for informed decision making. Synthesize information in alignment with project or task goals and vision

Problem Analysis and Solving

  • Ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources internally and externally, including subject matter, taxonomy, organizational, and other experts in health care education.
  • Evaluate data and monitor current and future product needs to address content structuring needs.
  • Independently research, propose, and test content structuring options, leveraging industry-standard vocabularies and semantic best practices to ensure reusability of content across Elsevier content ecosystems.
  • Measure and communicate content structuring issues and propose solutions to management and stakeholders.

Leadership

  • Establish strong relationships with key leadership in health care education division to assist with determining direction and vision for current and future product innovations.
  • Work with product directors and content-focused roles to ensure content structuring aligns with overall education strategy.
  • Educate internal content development teams on importance of taxonomies and structured content. Define and train content enrichment best practices across electronic and print products. Understand business needs and possess effective organizational and initiative-taking skills.
  • Effectively collaborate with others on e-solutions management team.

Execution

  • Devise and execute strategic content structuring plan to meet evolving product roadmap needs for e-solutions products.
  • Engage education e-solutions and content team members to achieve a common content vision for integrated solutions.

Key Competencies:

Champions Change

  • Champions new projects or programs.
  • Has the courage to advocate change that will improve the business.
  • Quickly recognises situations where change is needed.
  • Is skilled in applying change and transition frameworks to all change initiatives.
  • Encourages and energizes others to challenge the statusquo and to actively look for new ways of doing things.
  • Encourages others to see change as part of the business and as a means to create new opportunities. 

Drives for Results

  • Does everything possible to achieve goals.
  • Regularly measures and evaluates progress.
  • Accepts responsibility for the results-based outcomes of group.
  • Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results.
  • Shares credit and recognition with others for achieving goals.

Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Is sought out as a subject matter expert in own subject area.
  • Acts as a technical coach and mentor to others.
  • Uses a highly adaptable approach  and is able to express complex technical expertise in a simple, understandable manner to those outside own function.
  • Stays at the cutting edge of own discipline, is well connected externally, understands and implements best practice.

Builds Relationships

  • Fosters an attitude of collaboration across the organisation.
  • Builds and supports mutually beneficial relationships with other organisations.
  • Communicates belief in and positive expectations toward others.
  • Recognises and celebrates strengths of individuals.

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

  • Brings a strategic perspective to problem solving.
  • Skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed.
  • Consulted by others within organisation before decisions are made.
  • Shows interest and is energised by complex issues and problems that require solutions.

Takes Initiative

  • Proactively addresses business demands.
  • Fosters a team attitude of going above and beyond minimum requirements.
  • Coaches team members on how to take action in the face of ambiguity.
  • Avoids procrastination that may be damaging to the team or business.
  • Rewards individuals for going above and beyond expectations.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Models teamwork by working effectively with other leaders within the organisation.
  • Has earned a high level of trust from other teams and is seen as a collaborative working partner.
  • Clearly articulates the need for interdependence between teams and business divisions.
  • Plays a leading role in integrating and orchestrating operations across teams and divisions.
  • Establishes rapport quickly and builds close relationship with team members and across business units to achieve business results.

Qualifications

Functional and Technical Competencies:

Experience in health care education, content classification for testing, and/or competency-based evaluation, preferably in nursing.  Familiarity with health care taxonomies and national health care standards. Comfort level and experience with technology, including digital publishing, learning management solutions (LMSs), and learning design.  Experience working with a variety of stakeholders at the leadership level.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

Bachelor's Degree in health-related field or informatics required.  Master's Degree in health-related field or education preferred with 5+ years of experience working on or supporting technology projects as a taxonomist or similar semantic role. Demonstrated people-oriented or management skills. Adaptability and keen awareness of emerging educational content needs. Experience in library science or similar a plus.

Apply at: https://reedelsevier.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=HEA001J5&lang=en

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Semantic Data Modeler, Penton, New York, NY

You love analyzing requirements and prototyping data models. You enjoy summarizing commonalities and creating data mappings, data dictionaries, and metadata documentation. You would love to share your experiences with peers in the community - contributing code or speaking at conferences.

At Penton, the largest professional information services company in the United States, we are building products for over a dozen key business verticals. Our products include NEXT Trend, the leading natural foods ingredients database and insight tool. In total, our content and data products are used by millions of professionals all over the globe. Be a member of a data and data science team that takes ideas and insights from whiteboard to web browser.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate solutions & reasoning in clear coherent language, and often for a non-technical business audience.
  • Assist business users by starting at first principles, formulating and creating solutions from the ground up.
  • Develop and create additional functionality to existing solutions.
  • Integrate disparate data sets, from a large volume of data.
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver completed projects in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, an equivalent field, or demonstrable experience and knowledge of the relevant data modeling, data and metadata management
  • Masters is a plus, but not required
  • Developing data models from technical and functional requirements
  • Developing data mapping, data dictionaries and metadata documents
  • Taxonomy and ontology creation and maintenance
  • One or more of the following: SQL, UNIX scripting, structured languages (e.g., Java, Python, C++)

Optional Experience:

  • RDF, open linked data
  • Semantic model creation and maintenance
  • Semantic web, semantic enrichment, and controlled vocabularies
  • Developing data models for NoSQL
  • Using or developing data models for triplestores
  • Developing data models for machine learning

If you are interested in joining our dynamic organization, we would enjoy speaking with you about the opportunities available to join our team. EOE 

Location is New York, NY and telecommuting is a possibility.

To apply: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=obbGZfwL&s=txcpy

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Temporary Senior Taxonomy Specialist, Chicago, IL

Onward Search is currently searching for a Sr. Taxonomy specialist who can start ASAP. This position would require travel to the client site in Southern Chicago (Near Midway Airport). E-commerce experience is highly recommended. Some remote work is available, but on site is preferred. The contract runs through the end of February. For more information please send your resume to nkern@onwardsearch.com.

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Assistant Director, Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $99,945 - $114,104*

Job Description:

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Application Instructions: Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications are requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

Online Application Addresswww.astihosted.com/cambridge/jam

Contact Information:

Barbara Allen
159 Thorndike Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
ballen@cpsd.us
617-349-6438 (phone)
617-349-6439 (fax)

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Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) accepts applications for its annual Internship Award each fall. This award provides financial support for students preparing for a career in art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship via a grant of $3,000.00 to support a 150 hour internship in an art or architecture related setting such as a library, archive, or visual resources collection.

Who May Apply

This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

Internship Description

One Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship is awarded per year. Once an award recipient has been selected, he or she will select an institution to act as host for the internship. This institution must be approved by the ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee. ARLIS/NA is not responsible for matching candidates with a host institution, but will gladly assist with the process. (See Host Institutions.) The award cannot be used for an intership that is already in progress.

This Internship Award will be granted during 2015. The intern is required to work on site at their chosen host institution for a minimum of 150 hours. In all cases the internship must be completed within twelve months of the recipient being notified of the award.

The intern will write a brief report of the internship experience at the conclusion of the internship.

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award will provide a stipend of $3,000.00 to the intern. Half of the award will be granted prior to the internship, with the remainder granted upon completion of the internship and receipt of a letter to the Chair of the Internship Award Sub-Committee signed by the Internship supervisor and intern stating the 150 hours have been completed. The award recipient will also receive a one year membership in ARLIS/NA at the student level. Interns may have the option of receiving academic credit for the internship as part of graduate study, but will be responsible for making those arrangements.

Deadlines for 2015

  • December 15, 2014: Deadline for submission of applications to Internship Award Sub-Committee
  • January 26, 2015: Internship Award Sub-Committee announces award recipient for 2015

Deadline for submission of evaluation forms and documents by intern and host institution will be within 30 days of the completion of the internship.

For additional information and to apply, visit http://arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award

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Head of Education, Research and Clinical Services, Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College seeks an enthusiastic and creative individual to lead the Biomedical Libraries in a new position as the Head of Education, Research, and Clinical Services. We seek a candidate able to lead a team of librarians in developing programs to meet the evolving needs of our varied users. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create innovative services, to work effectively with faculty, staff and students, and to integrate new technologies for user services. This is an ideal position for a dynamic individual ready to break out and step forward to a new and challenging leadership role, with potential for further advancement. An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program is required.

Role

The Biomedical Libraries offer the candidate the opportunity to work within a vibrant community committed to innovation in medical education, public health, the biological sciences, and healthcare delivery. The Head will be a peer leader for a team of librarians who are currently engaged in activities such as teaching, conducting systematic reviews, and participating in clinical rounds. As a member of the administrative team of the Biomedical Libraries, the Head must confidently represent the library through networking and collaborations across the institution. Opportunities for engagement within the community include teaching within the curricula, integrating resources at point of care, facilitating scholarly communication, and supporting research. It is a dynamic time on campus that will require considerable creativity and improvisation.

Rank and Salary

The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

General Information

The mission of the Biomedical Libraries is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities. The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the Medical School's Hanover campus, the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC, and document delivery services at the Dartmouth Library Depository. The Dartmouth medical community is a known leader in national healthcare policy and is working to increase its global footprint. Geisel School of Medicine works closely with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Dartmouth graduate schools. This leads to wide variety in research interests from basic science to nuanced bioethics.

Dartmouth College, located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the top institutions of higher learning, and consistently ranked as the best teaching college in the United States. Dartmouth consists of four schools--Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. As one of the nine libraries at Dartmouth, the Biomedical Libraries seek to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

Application: Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by November 15. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/27614 and refer to position # 0018603.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented Collection Development/Acquisitions librarian. The successful candidate will have experience managing materials in all formats; communicating with book and serial vendors; supervisory experience; budgeting; and the ability to work independently, as well as in a cooperative environment. Bridgewater State University is a Masters I institution located in southeast Massachusetts. This is a 12-month tenure-track position. A full job description and application procedures can be found online.

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Evening and Weekend Supervisor (part-time), Goddard Library, Clark University, Worcester, MA

High energy, customer-service oriented individual needed to supervise Clark University library operations during weekend and evening hours. Duties include supervising and scheduling students; maintaining building security; circulation; stacks maintenance; providing general public services support when full-time staff are not available; and other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent problem solving and communications skills required. Previous experience in an automated academic library environment preferred.

Annual work schedule of approximately August 15 to May 15. Hours may vary from semester to semester but the work schedule usually includes two weekday evenings from 7 to midnight; and two weekend slots Saturdays and Sundays, AM or PM.

Starting hourly rate is $13.00-$13.70/hr depending on experience.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references to resumes@clarku.edu or mail to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610.

AA/EOE Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Librarian 4/Youth Services Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Salary: $48,567.81 - $70,816.76 annually; $23.27 - $33.93 hourly

A professional position with supervisory and planning responsibilities under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. This position will primarily be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Youth Services Department at the Main Library, but will be expected to perform some management functions with the One City, One Library (OCOL) branches as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

Management

  • Assists Youth Services Coordinator with developing goals, objectives and services for the department.
  • Participates in the selection, training, supervision, scheduling and goal-setting for all departmental staff.
  • Monitors and analyzes data obtained from various automated reports and recommends course of action.
  • Partners with One City, One Library counterpart (Graduate Librarian 4) to develop programs, services, and customer service offerings that can easily be replicated across all library locations.
  • Assists with monitoring expenditures; compares to budget; takes necessary corrective action.
  • Researches trends in employee performance management and ensures such variables are present in the work of departmental staff.
  • Keeps informed of professional and community developments affecting library resources and services.

Collection and Resources

  • Selects teen and children materials for acquisition and withdrawal.
  • Develops a comprehensive weeding plan for all staff to ensure the youth and teen collections remain dynamic and robust.
  • Promotes collections of the Youth Services department to the schools and community effectively.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, develops and maintains a collection of materials relevant to the needs of youth and outreach customers.

Working with the public

  • Staffs service desks and oversees provision of information and readers' advisory services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels at the Main Library and OCOL locations.
  • Proactively provides customer service and assists customers through various aspects of utilizing the Library.
  • Serves as a role model to staff by providing exemplary customer service.
  • Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using a wide range of paper and electronic resources.
  • Instructs customers in the use of reference resources and library services.

Programming

  • Plans, schedules, promotes and conducts programs in collaboration with Youth Services Division.
  • Oversees the execution of the Summer Reading Club including promotions to schools, recruiting volunteers, preparing book displays, and program planning in partnership with other departments.

Other

  • Cooperates with appropriate agencies and individuals in the community on joint projects.
  • Adept at process management; knows how to organize people and activities.
  • Simplifies complex processes; sees opportunities for synergy and integration.
  • Acts as Librarian-in-Charge as assigned.
  • Stays current with the most up-to-date knowledge of library sciences, professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations, journals and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
  • Conducts regularly recurring staff meetings, acts on issues discussed, and reports concerns to the Youth Services Coordinator.
  • Interprets library rules and regulations to public and staff.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

Minimum Job Qualification Standards for Performing

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to work well with staff, customers of all ages, government agencies, library Board of Directors.
  • Plans and coordinate the work of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry a project to completion.
  • Exercises initiative and independent judgment in applying standards to a variety of work situations.
  • Understands the art of delegation.
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibility.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of computer operations.
  • Puts energies behind the creative ideas of others.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including computers, printers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, etc.
  • Ability to exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently to move book trucks, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: A master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Two years of professional public library work after receipt of MLS, with broad working knowledge of reference practices in public libraries. Must have demonstrated experience with planning, developing, and executing innovative programming for Children, and Teens. Must have demonstrated understanding of Children and Teen literature and adolescent development. One year of supervisory experience.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments.

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, October 31, 2014, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Student Ambassador, SLIS Admissions Office, Boston, MA

The SLIS Admissions Office is looking for a current SLIS graduate student (minimum 2 classes completed) to help us provide outstanding outreach and customer service to prospective SLIS students.

The Student Ambassador will represent SLIS to prospective graduate students via in-person, telephone, and email conversations, as well as through social networking tools. The Student Ambassador will also give campus tours and participate in our monthly evening Information Sessions. S/he will also support our office by handling administrative tasks, data entry, and front desk coverage.

Previous office experience is required. This is a 10-20 hour/week position. Work schedule is flexible within 8:30 - 4:30 M-F.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to christine.williams@simmons.edu. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

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Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award

The Simmons Chapter of Beta Phi Mu International LIS Honor Society invites you to apply for the Beta Beta Chapter Student Book Award. The Book Award, a $500 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble bookstore, will be granted to a current student in the M.S. degree program at Simmons College School of Library and Information Science in December 2014.

You are eligible if you:

  • have completed at least 12 semester hours of course work at Simmons SLIS as of September 2, 2014.
  • are not enrolled in the last semester of your SLIS program.
  • have attained a GPA of at least 3.75 as of September 2, 2014.
  • complete the application form with a personal statement (350 words or less) as described herein.

Application due date: October 27, 2014

Click here for the full application.

Questions? Email Alisa Libby, Communications Assistant.

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Hours of Work: 20 hrs/wk includes evenings and weekends

Affiliation: AFT local #4831

Starting Salary: $18.44 - $24.55 per hour depending on education / experience
Job Grade 7

Primary Duties

Part-time 20-hour position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library includes 3-4 evenings and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance, interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in a reference department in a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

Application Procedure

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

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

Applications accepted online only until 5 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

Jennifer Hinderer
Library Director

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

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Director, Divinity School Library, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 3-4
Requisition: 27768BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director of the Divinity School Library provides leadership and is responsible for the overall administration, organization, and development of Yale's Divinity School Library and off-site collections. The Director manages all aspects of library service, collection development, collection management, budget administration (including endowments and grants), personnel management, and facilities planning for both general and special collections. The Director also actively collaborates with library directors from other Yale units to develop and maintain theology-related collections and services, and serves as the Divinity Library's representative to Yale University Library's Council for Research Services and Collections.

The Director directs and advises a staff of 12 FTE and a number of student assistants. The Director advises and works closely with the Dean of the Divinity School on library matters and is responsible for building strong partnerships with the School's faculty and students, the heads of other University Library departments, as well as prospective donors. The Director will evaluate the services, policies, collections, electronic resources, and facilities of the Divinity Library and will establish and implement plans for its continued development and improvement while coordinating these programs and collections with those of other libraries on campus. The Director participates in various committee assignments and is expected to demonstrate professional leadership and commitment in appropriate regional, national and international professional organizations, such as the American Theological Library Association, the International Association for Mission Studies, and the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity.

The Director will possess passionate commitment both to collection building and to active, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in theology.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. Minimum of 5 years related post-Master's experience. Preferred: at least 8 years related post-Master's experience.
  • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Strong background in theology.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward continuous professional growth.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Knowledge and experience with digital collections and tools for research and teaching are highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in the areas of mission history and world Christianity is also highly desirable. Preference given to candidates with theology or religious studies-related graduate degrees.

The University and the Library

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

The Yale Divinity School Library is one of the most important theological libraries in the world. The Library's holdings include Yale's research collections in most areas related to the study of Christianity. The Library's Day Missions Collection is the world's preeminent resource for published and archival documentation of mission history and world Christianity, with substantial support for its nurture. In addition the Divinity Library has particular strength in Biblical studies, Christian theology (both historical and constructive), and the history of Christianity. http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/about

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 27768BR. Please be sure to reference 27768BR in your cover letter.

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

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Science Liaison Librarian, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library is seeking a creative and dynamic professional librarian for the position of Science Liaison Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services.  For details, please see the job posting online.

Deb Morley
Librarian and Head, Reference and Instructional Services
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19717-5267
302-831-1728
dgm@udel.edu

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Library Assistant, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland, MA

15-18.5 hours per week, Non-benefited

Salary range $10.00-$10.61 per hour

Reporting relationship

  • Shall operate under the supervision of the Library Director

Qualifications

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

Duties

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

Physical Requirements

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

Other

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

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Priority will be given to internal candidates, Groveland residents, and all applicants with previous library experience.

Closing Date: 2 weeks from date of posting

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

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Health Library Program Manager, AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA

FLSA status: Exempt

Responsible To: Executive Director

Job Objective: AIDS Action's online Health Library maintains more than 200 health topic web pages focusing on all aspects of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections, including prevention, treatment, wellness, and affected population groups. The Library also regularly tracks, summarizes, and disseminates news on these topics to our patrons.

Working closely with its strategic partner Fenway Health, AIDS Action is currently increasing the Library's scope. The Library is compiling materials on additional infectious diseases - including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) - as well as emerging health policy and legal issues, and emerging prevention and health care service models. The target audiences for the Library's health materials are also expanding to include front-line service providers, public health professionals, clinicians, policy makers, and consumer advisory groups. In addition, the Library has begun working closely with The Fenway Institute (TFI) and the National LGBT Health Education Center to promote knowledge of new approaches to HIV prevention and care, HCV, STIs, and TB, as well LGBT health.

The Health Library Manager will be responsible for organizing, updating, and disseminating health education materials for AIDS Action's online Health Library, and for responding to health information requests from Library users across Massachusetts.

Duties:

  1. Lead the Health Library's efforts to compile and distribute reliable and up-to-date health information for the Library's diverse target audiences.
  2. Assess the health information needs and preferences of the Library's target audiences.
  3. Assess the usefulness and clarity of third-party health resources, and organize them by topic and intended audience.
  4. Conduct literature searches and provide technical assistance for providers or stakeholder advisory groups.
  5. Oversee and work with the Health Library's Research and Writing Consultant, whose duties include: 1) monitoring medical, policy, and other developments related to the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV, HCV, STIs, and TB; and 2) preparing summary or synthesis documents outlining key points and helpful health resources.
  6. Work with TFI and Fenway's marketing/communications staff to package and disseminate health information in print and electronic media, which may include information packets, web pages, listservs, RSS feeds, PDFs, ebooks or booklets, audio files, and social media.
  7. Work to expand awareness and use of health resources produced by the Health Library, TFI, and the National LGBT Health Education Center.
  8. Collect and analyze data on the use of Health Library services and submit periodic usage reports to the Library's funders and AIDS Action's management team.
  9. Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree; MLIS or Master of Public Health degree, with library training and experience, preferred
  • Experience conducting searches of medical or scientific literature
  • Strong interest in health promotion and the dissemination of health information
  • Proficient in typing and computer skills, and in-depth knowledge of relevant software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
  • Experience creating, modifying, and disseminating electronic information in a range of formats (web pages, listservs, PDFs, ebooks, audio files, etc.) a plus
  • Knowledge of and facility in new social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc.); experience using social media for education or business a plus
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • HIV/AIDS, HCV, and LGBT sensitivity and awareness

Contact Elizabeth Pugh, HR & Operations Specialist, at epugh@aac.org by Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking a full-time Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright to manage and perform collection development and copyright compliance activities, provide reference services to students and faculty, and participate in library instruction program. Responsibilities include: developing, planning, managing, policy making, and evaluating library collections; coordinating copyright compliance efforts; driving development of the physical and electronic collections; obtaining copyright clearance for materials used in UMA courses; facilitating copyright clearance for streaming media; staffing the reference desk and providing in-depth reference services. Salary:  the normal hiring range is low-to-mid forties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

The successful candidate must have:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of collection development
  • Copyright management experience
  • Commitment to high level of service to library users
  • Interest in working with nontraditional students
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to library instruction, information literacy, and user education
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere which supports and encourages independent work
  • Broad perspective on the work of academic libraries
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a climate of change and within a context of limited resources

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Familiarity with Millennium or Sierra ILS
  • Experience with the Conspectus model of Collection Development Policies
  • Familiarity with a variety of budgeting and allocation techniques specific to libraries
  • Experience working in a library consortium, especially one similar to URSUS
  • Familiarity with University of Maine System structure
  • Second graduate degree in a subject area

Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after October 24 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Applicants must submit a completed Application for Salaried Employment; a letter of application; current resume; transcripts; and the names and daytime telephone numbers of three current professional references to:

Administrative Services
ALCDC Search
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-9410.

Interested candidates should visit the University's web site at http://www.uma.edu/employment.html for additional information about the position, the employment application, and the application process.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

University of Maine at Augusta (www.uma.edu) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System and a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award.

Effective January 1, 2013 UMA became a tobacco-free institution.

This is a notice of a position vacancy and not an authorization for any paid advertising.

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Library Director, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Apply Dates: 10/14/2014 - 11/15/2014

DepartmentLibraries

Description/Duties:

The City of Somerville, a vibrant and diverse community of 70,000, is looking for a creative and dynamic director and community leader. The incumbent is responsible for the main library, two neighborhood branches and one e-branch. The incumbent will oversee and actively direct all operations of the Library, including Adult Services, Young Adult Services, Children's Services, Circulation, Technical Services, Reference. Excellent leadership and communication skills are required. Previous experience with and/or enthusiasm for managing a facilities expansion program are a plus.

The principal duties of the position include, but are not limited to: Policies and planning. Develop and implement strategic plans, establish long- and short-term goals and objectives for the Library; present and interpret strategic plans to Mayor and Board of Alderman. Direct future building programs, additions or building enhancements. Analyze for improvements in operations, procedures, services, staff organization. Monitor preventative building maintenance program. Oversee automation of Library operations and serve as City's representative to vendors. Community leadership: Serve as liaison to the public, including presenting to Chamber of Commerce and local service organizations. Recommend and direct public relations activities and programs, including coordination with public schools on the Somerville Reads program. Provide information regarding Library policies, procedures and services, handle complaints and challenges. Library leadership: Develop strong Board of Trustees as community liaison and advocate. Work with Friends of the Library to enhance library programs. Implement Library Foundation to receive major gifts. Personnel management: Administer personnel policies, directly or through department heads. Develop, assign, train, discipline and evaluate staff. Play a major role in recruiting, interviewing and selection of all Library personnel. Budget/Finance: Develop, recommend and maintain annual Library budget; present and interpret budget proposals to Mayor, Board of Trustees and Board of Aldermen. Administer approved funds, special grant funds and special accounts, authorize expenditures; oversee all grants and grant applications. Monitor judicious expenditures of endowed funds. Collections and services: Develop strategic plan for library programming and community partnerships. Develop Library's current services, recommend and implement new ones. Serve as the City's representative and maintain standing for the Minuteman Library Network. Develop and direct the implementation of the Library's book, audio-visual and non-traditional materials selection policy.

Requirements:

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of 5 years of professional public library experience, with demonstrated knowledge of public library administration and managerial experience. Demonstrated increased responsibilities, preferably in a medium to large public library system. Organization and strategic planning experience. Fiscal and budgetary management. Experience working with unions preferred. Spanish and/or Portuguese advantageous.

Technology management and interest in Web 2.0 tools. Innovative approaches to problem solving. Strong skills in fostering community relations, including advocacy skills to lobby for aid and promote library services.

Excellent leadership qualities required, with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships between diverse groups, including:  staff, patrons, Trustees, City officials, union representatives and community organizations.

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by November 15, 2014, to

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Fax:  617-666-4426
TTY:  1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Salary: $80,000 - $95,651 per year; paid weekly at $1.538.46 - $1,839.44; plus benefits package

Hours per Week: Full Time 40 hours per week

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Library Assistant II - Emerging Technologies, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Position Hours: 37.5 hours

Salary Range: $29,177 to $35,365

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a high school diploma and preferably two or more years of related professional library experience. Candidates should have an understanding of how to use library systems and computers.

Duties/Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to perform library circulation, children's, reference and technical support services; provide individual and group instruction on using a wide variety of information technology, in particular mobile devices. Remain up to date on emerging technologies that have or may have an impact on the services provided and share ideas for library improvements; to assist in providing easy customer access to needed information and other materials.

  1. Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g., registering customers, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, helping physically maintain collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the online catalogue.
  2. Assists in maintaining and helping others maintain the customer registration database, customer materials usage and recovery of overdue items.
  3. Provides one-on-one instruction to patrons on using a wide range of eReader and other devices, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
  4. Assesses customer needs in the areas of electronic devices and electronic material delivery.
  5. Provides staff with technical support and consultation concerning digital devices.
  6. Orders, sets up and updates over 20 Kindles and other devices lent out to the public. Purchases and installs new content, upgrades operation systems and updates apps.
  7. As member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, helps develop policies and procedures and leads demonstrations and instructional sessions
  8. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  9. Collects statistical and other information for customer utilization and other reports.
  10. Assists customers in the use of the meeting rooms, including equipment set-up
  11. As member of the Emerging Technologies committee, participates in outreach activities.

Scope of Examination:

Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

Apply to:

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

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

Contact skbutzel@cityofportsmouth.com with job specific questions.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Posted: October 14, 2014

Closing Date: October 23, 2014

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Library Technician (part time), Longmeadow Public Library, Longmeadow, MA

Town of Longmeadow seeks PT Library Technician for immediate opening. Approximately 25 hours per week working in Adult Services department. Rotating Saturday and evening hours required. Essential qualifications include Bachelor's Degree, 1-3 years' experience with automated library systems, PC applications, experience with Library collections, cataloging, information tools and resources, Interlibrary Loan procedures, library programming, and excellent communication skills. Master's degree in Library Science preferred. Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that meets the needs of the department. Salary DOQ/DOE, with benefits. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St Ste 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Posting closes 10/29/2014 at noon.

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

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Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Latin American studies professional interested in managing the University of Florida's preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection and unit operations. The Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure track library faculty position, within the Special and Area Studies Collections department, responsible for overall management and collection development of the LACC, as well as the allocation of resources, and supervision and management of staff. Responsible for the selection of library materials, reference services, research consultations, and instruction in support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the first such research center in the United States. Promotes public awareness of LACC's mission and resources, and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with library and academic faculty to establish collection management policies. Defines public and technical service goals, policies, and objectives. Manages the collection and all materials budgets. Works closely with the Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, to assign train, monitor, and evaluate LACC staff. Participates in fund raising and exhibits programs.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Spring Ernest Hemingway Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Position 15-EH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part time position in the Archives as the Ernest Hemingway intern. The intern will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of the Curator of the Ernest Hemingway Collection. The student will have the opportunity to gain career-relevant archival experience in a Special Collection within the Archives while contributing to the work of the institution.

After orientation with institutional procedures, and under close supervision, archival interns will have the opportunity to assist researchers, give tours of the Hemingway Room, update the Hemingway portion of the Library's website and prepare original materials for conservation. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program [minimum 2 courses] in library or archival studies. Interns will receive a stipend of $560 for part time work of 16 hours a week, paid on the 15th of the month. The days and hours available are Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday between 8AM - 4PM. The spring internship will start January 15 and end May 14th, with potential for renewal of the internship for the summer. For more information about the Ernest Hemingway Collection, please visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/The-Ernest-Hemingway-Collection.aspx.

To apply, please submit:

All applications are due by October 31, 2013 as .pdf email attachments to Susan Wrynn (Susan.Wrynn@NARA.gov) or send hardcopy to:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Ernest Hemingway Collection
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Email applications should include the position identification (15-EH-01) in the subject line.

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Children's Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Pay Rate: $22.75/ hour

Hours: 20 hour per week position (including 6 hours every other Saturday)

Duties: As a member of the Children's team, this person will assist in planning and conducting children's programs, provide reader's advisory, and collection development for preschool to grade 6. The emphasis will be on story times. Candidate should be comfortable with technology and social media and be willing to contribute to the Children's web pages and blog. Candidate must be versatile and able to adapt smoothly to patron demands. Candidate should enjoy interacting with public of all ages.

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate preferred, related Bachelor's preferred; experience working with children required.  Candidates should have a strong knowledge of children's literature.

Applications: Submitted to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford MA 01824.  Applications may also be e-mailed to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Weigle Information Commons-Education Commons Program Intern, University of Pennsylania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one academic year position currently open

Salary: $15/hour; paid vacation and sick time.

Hours: 20 hours per week, including regular weekly weekend and evening shifts. Interns work both in the Weigle Information Commons at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and the Education Commons. Both the Commons provide a variety of services for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and the campus community.

Duties:
Reporting to the WIC Director, interns take on the following duties as assigned (after a training period):

  • Develop and present workshops with hands-on training on Mac and PC laptops on software including titles listed below.
  • Assist students individually and in small-groups on software including titles listed below.
  • Guide patrons on research, graphic design, scanning and general use of library devices and facilities.
  • Conduct publicity, outreach and social media activities to promote programming around campus.
  • Organize guest presentations by individuals with specific software expertise.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in several software programs.
  • Produce tutorial and handout materials in support of workshops.
  • Assist with staffing of the main desks in the two Commons (occasionally, as needed).

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field is required.
  • Applicants must be available to work on weeknights and weekends on a semi-regular basis.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Substantial expertise required with Microsoft Excel. Expertise is preferred on a variety of software titles including Latek, Papers, Mendeley, Canvas, Microsoft Access, MATLAB and statistical software. Must be willing and capable of quickly learning new software skills in response to patron needs.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in graphics, multimedia, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.
  • In order to maintain program consistency, we expect a commitment of at least one full year.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "WIC-EC Program Intern" in the subject line.

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Processing Internships (2), John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for two processing internship positions in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. Interns will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archivists. Students have the opportunity to gain career-relevant archival experience in a Presidential Library while contributing to the work of the institution.

After orientation with institutional processing procedures, and under close supervision, interns will have the opportunity to arrange, describe, re-house, and preserve archival materials within the Library's collections. Interns will be expected to work both independently as well as in teams with other graduate-level interns. In addition, interns may expect to learn about other levels of archival description, inventorying and basic intellectual control, and processing of non-textual materials. Depending on the project, interns may also use the Library's digital archives management system; however, please note that this is not a digitization internship.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history. Previous experience processing archival materials is preferred. There is the possibility for these positions to be either part-time or full-time.

Interns who work part time (16 hours per week/2 days) will receive a monthly stipend of $560. Interns who work full time (32 hours per week/4 days) will receive a monthly stipend of $1,120. Stipends are paid on the 15th of each month.

These internships will begin on January 15, 2015, and end on May 14, 2015. Renewals for the summer semester (May 15-August 14, 2015) are possible.

For more information about the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, please visit our website at:  http://www.jfklibrary.org/

To apply, please submit (as .pdf attachments): a completed application form, current resume, cover letter, unofficial academic transcript, and letter of recommendation to Christina Fitzpatrick at christina.fitzpatrick@nara.gov, or mail these items to:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Attn: Christina Fitzpatrick, Posting #15-PROC-01
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125 

Emails should include "#15-PROC-01" in the subject line. The application deadline is October 31, 2014. All submissions must be postmarked or time-stamped by this date.

Internship Description

Application Form

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Children's/YA Department Assistant, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Reports to: Head of Children's Department

Position Summary: Responsible for management of circulation desk, day to day department operations, and programming in the Children's/YA Department

Essential Functions:

  • Part of Children's Department Team
  • This position is a Co-Assistant role, equally sharing all tasks required to support the Department Head
  • Provides quality customer service in all manifestations to patrons
  • Responsible for running and maintaining the daily operations of the circulation desk
  • Shared programming with Co-Assistant for toddlers through teens
  • Assists in training, supervising staff in department
  • Interacts with other staff and patrons in a positive manner
  • Shelving as needed

Other Functions:

  • Responsible for appearance, orderliness, and security of department
  • When interacting with the public, behaves at all times in a respectful, professional, pleasant, and helpful manner.
  • Works productively in a team atmosphere including interacting professionally, positively, and collegially with peers and supervisors
  • Works well with a diverse population
  • Performs special Children's/YA duties and projects
  • Helps ensure that patrons and staff follow library policies to protect patrons' rights and library materials. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Education: 2 years college and background in Children's Literature
  • Experience: One year experience working with children and families
  • Specific skills: Creativity and self-motivation, independent thinking and initiative.
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Satisfactory completion of six month probationary period

Preferred:

  • Experience working in a public library, working with young patrons, familiarity with Children's Literature
  • Familiarity with CWMARS
  • Strong background/interest in Young Adult Services/literature/programming

Working Conditions:

  • Considerable public and staff contact and rapid turnover at circulation desk
  • Sometimes lifts and/or transports objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds; pushes or pulls carts loaded with materials; retrieves and/or shelves objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds from all shelving areas
  • Possible exposure to dust, newsprint, mold, etc
  • Extended periods of standing or sitting may be required

Hours:

30 hours per week

Must be flexible in the case of staffing, budget cuts to work as needed, perhaps nights and/or weekends.

Salary and Benefits:

Grade: 4

Per hour: $12.81

Health Insurance, sick time, and prorated vacation time

Contact:

Resumé, cover letter and names of three professional contacts to:

Judith A. McGowan
Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian
Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton, MA 01060
jmcgowan@forbeslibrary.org

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Paid Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note it is 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (about 4,000 books, plus magazines), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.

Essential Elements of Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Help ATK staff find books

  • Answer reference questions

  • Maintain catalogs
  • Weed as necessary

  • Keep circulation statistics

  • Reshelf returned materials

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves
  • Ability to carry books up and down a spiral staircase.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program
  • Understanding of Cataloging and Reference work

Salary: $8/hr

ContactQualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and availability via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Intern in the subject line.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

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Acquisitions Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Librarian establishes guidelines for securing all library resources for the University Libraries through a variety of national and international vendors; acquires, processes, and maintains all library material orders and receipts for both University Libraries, Mortensen Library (general collection) and Allen Library (music & dance), including but not limited to monograph (paper and electronic), databases, standing orders, and serials; assumes responsibility for copy cataloging all new and donated monographs for Mortensen Library.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as primary liaison to all library vendors and material selectors in facilitating the ordering of materials for the University Libraries. Assumes responsibility for securing and facilitating effective relations with vendors in order to obtain needed materials at optimal prices. Negotiates with vendors and consortia to provide the best possible discount rate.
  • Ensures timely receipt of materials and proper invoicing. Manages invoicing activities with University Libraries administration for the payment of resources. Establishes, maintains and monitors all acquisitions funds and budgets and allocates appropriate funds to subject area selectors within the University Libraries. Adjusts and allots material budgets based on need and availability, ensuring prudent fiscal management at all times.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and prices standing orders and electronic databases, as well as tracking subscriptions and renewals. Oversees subscriptions and tracks renewals for online databases and hardcopy standing orders to ensure timely and appropriate resources are made available to all patrons.
  • Facilitates the management of all donated items, which includes receipt, acknowledgement, and the sorting of materials. Updates, maintains, and copy catalogs new and donated materials, including searching for bibliographic records and downloading them from online utilities, updating those utilities to accurately reflect the University Libraries' inventory as needed.
  • Initiates and supervises special projects as necessary and appropriate. Assists in the training and oversight of student library assistants in the processing of materials.
  • Reviews and suggests improvements and upgrades to the ILS and the WALDO consortium. Represents the University Libraries on various internal and external committees. As a member of the Collection Development Committee, provides regular reports on expenditures. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with faculty in the determination of curriculum needs and serves as a subject selector. 

Formal Education:

This position requires a Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent).

Work Experience:

1 year to < 2 years. 

Pay Grade

G -- See salary ranges and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/employment.aspx.

This is a full-time position. See the complete job description at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Job_descriptions/aquisitions_librarian.pdf

Application Procedures:

There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged.

If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu.

If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send two complete sets of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599. Fax: 860.768.4732.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

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Information Services Specialist (Temporary Role), Innosight, Lexington, MA

Innosight is seeking an experienced business researcher for a part-time (~10 hours/week) role to support Innosight's global consulting teams. Reporting to the Director of Knowledge Management, this is the first information service role at Innosight and is a six-month temporary position with a possibility of extension. The ideal candidate will have experience in and passion for conducting business research across industries and geographies.

Innosight

Innosight is a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. We collaborate with senior leaders at the world's top companies to identify and pursue new growth opportunities, build innovation capabilities, and create disruptive new products, services, and businesses. Innosight has offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide support to consulting staff working on client projects and business development efforts by serving as an intermediary to search specialized sources and pull relevant documents, reports, and financial data (e.g., ThomsonONE and Hoovers)
  • Advise consultants on free and paid sources they can access directly
  • Respond to each consultant request in a timely manner, clarify the request, and communicate when information will be provided
  • Assess Innosight's current research subscriptions and develop recommendations for sources and processes

Skills & Experience

  • Master of Library Science with focus in business research is preferred
  • Five+ years of experience in a management consulting environment is strongly preferred
  • Experience conducting research using a variety of information sources across industries (e.g., health care, financial, industrial, consumer) and geographies (US emphasis)
  • Proficiency using databases such as ThomsonONE and Hoovers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Flexibility to be in the office each week as well as on call during (Lexington) office hours Monday through Friday; your work schedule will be discussed and confirmed once you join and may be subject to modification based on business needs
  • Customer service orientation with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Application

Apply online at www.innosight.com/careers.

Location

Innosight is headquartered at 92 Hayden Avenue, Lexington (near the intersection of Rte. 2 and 95/128).

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Rittenhouse Jury Award

Posted on behalf of Catherine Boss, Jury Chair, Rittenhouse Award

Please encourage a current library student, recent graduate, or trainee in an internship program to submit an unpublished paper they authored for the 2015 Rittenhouse Award:

Criteria: The award is presented annually for the best unpublished paper, web-based project, video, or resource on health sciences librarianship or informatics submitted by a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies, or a trainee in an internship program in health sciences librarianship or informatics. Submitted works may be bibliographical, issue or topic- based, or report the results of research. The submission must have been written during the student's course work toward a graduate degree in library science or during an internship program, and during the eighteen-month period preceding the deadline for submissions. The submission must follow the format specified in the announcements.

$500.00 cash award is sent after the annual meeting and a certificate is presented at the Annual Meeting. The recipient's meeting registration is underwritten by the Association.

Deadline for submission of paper:  November 1

Instructions to Applicants:

Submissions can be bibliographical, issue/opinion, or research in nature. Papers must be typed, double-spaced, one side of the paper only. The title of the paper must appear at the head of the manuscript. Web-based projects must be copied on one side of the paper only with the URL on the first page. The name, official title, address, telephone and e-mail address of the author must appear on a separate cover sheet, but no place else on the manuscript to expedite blind judging. A 150-word abstract must be included on a separate sheet of paper.

Professional Development Department

Medical Library Association, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL  60601, (312) 419-9094, FAX: (312) 419-8950
E-mail:  MLAPD2@MLAHQ.ORG

If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Boss, Jury Chair, Rittenhouse Award,  at cboss@meridianhealth.com
Catherine M. Boss, MSLS, AHIP
Coordinator, Library Services
1945 Route 33
 Neptune, NJ  07754
. voice: 732-776-4266; fax: 732-776-4530

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Member Outreach Coordinator, Capital District Library Council, Albany, NY

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, school & special libraries and library systems in ten upstate New York counties, is seeking a Member Outreach Coordinator.

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a related field; strong marketing and communication skills; experience with web site design; a proactive, positive and professional attitude; and the flexibility and willingness to evolve with change. Experience working in or with libraries is preferred.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@cdlc.org. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description

Title: Member Outreach Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Type of Position: Full-time, Exempt

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

Responsibilities:

A. Communications and Marketing

  • Promote the image and services of CDLC through the website, social media and other resources to current and potential CDLC members and to the public
  • Oversee all aspects of CDLC communications, including the CDLC web site
  • Plan, edit and design CDLC promotional materials and documents such as the monthly newsletter, brochures and announcements
  • Analyze the effectiveness of communication tools on a regular basis and implement new tools/strategies as needed
  • Working with the Executive Director, assists in compiling content for and writing the Annual Report

B. Membership Services

  • Manage and maintain CDLC's institutional and personal membership processes
  • Maintain and update electronic membership lists and databases
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, periodically assess membership categories
  • Working with CDLC staff, coordinate and communicate activities and events of CDLC member committees and special interest groups
  • Provide assistance to the Executive Director in developing and designing member surveys

C. Program-Related

  • Participate in program development and work with CDLC staff to develop new programs and events for CDLC members
  • Work closely with CDLC staff to promote CDLC events and activities
  • Develop awareness of all CDLC programs and services
  • Assist in other Council programs as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Experience with web site design and maintenance
  • Strong marketing and communication skills
  • Proactive, positive and professional attitude
  • Flexibility and willingness to evolve with change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently while also having the flexibility and ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with libraries and/or professional degree from a library school
  • Joomla or other web content management system preferred

Download a PDF of the Job Description

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Library Metadata Internship, Clark Art Institute Library, Williamstown, MA

(450 hours - approximately 15 hours per week)

The Clark Art Institute Library has a paid opening for a Library Intern to gain valuable experience working on a project to digitize and provide metadata for portions of the Julius S. Held Rare Book Collection.

Background information:

Reporting to the Digital Project and Metadata Librarian, the intern will be responsible for a variety of metadata tasks, for example, selecting and packing materials for digitization, the creation of new and enhanced metadata for the digital surrogates applying the new international cataloging rules RDA: Resource Description and Access, transcription of scholarly notes, and providing support for data loads via OCLC Connexion, the Internet Archive, Contentdm, and the Library's ILS system, Sierra. Work may also include the preparation of original authority records for contribution to LCNAF following RDA guidelines, supplying cross-references where required, and performing special research of bibliographic and non-bibliographic sources for citations in OCLC Connexion and preparing reports and analyses as required. This is a part-time position (approximately 15 hours per week).

Preference for the Library internship will be given to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in Library Science. Potential candidates should send a résumé, three references and cover letter to:

Christina Kaczmarczyk
Digital Project and Metadata Librarian
Julius S. Held Rare Book Collection
Clark Art Institute Library
225 South Street
Williamstown, Mass. 01267
E-mail: ckaczmarczyk@clarkart.edu

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Technical Product Manager, WorldShare Platform, OCLC, Dublin, OH

Discover.  Innovate.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

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

The Technical Product Manager, WorldShare Platform is responsible for conceiving, defining, and releasing new product features (including technical enhancements) that increase the value and adoption of the WorldShare Platform.

This role will lead requirement definition and prioritization for the Platform infrastructure and Web service externalization efforts.  Working closely with the development team leader, the Executive Director of Data Services, and the WorldShare Community Manager, the Technical Product Manager will evaluate and document both market (external) and internal needs associated with the use of services and development/integration of apps; she/he will also work across portfolios to coordinate, from a product perspective, service development and exposure.  The incumbent will also act as a liaison across infrastructure teams (IDM/WSKEY, MSI, etc.) to ensure an effective, consistent user experience.

As well as maintain a comprehensive understanding of the "platform" industry space across Web and mobile applications.  The Technical Product Manager will also act as the primary technical liaison for 3rd party business development opportunities in support of Senior Product Managers and Portfolio Directors.

This role will be a cross-functional leader who works comfortably in a matrix management environment.  She/he will accomplish a great deal of work through other people and other functional departments, including close work with Marketing, Implementation, Customer Services, and across Global Product Management. 

Product Strategy and Planning:

  • Collaborates with Data Services Team and Product Marketing in the development of roll-out and product communication strategies.

Product Marketing Oversight and Consultation:

  • Assists the Executive Director, Data Services and WorldShare Community Manager in the development of strategies for effective use of Platform services.
  • Participates in sales calls requiring significant Platform engagement.

Portfolio Planning:

  • Provides input to portfolio business plans and strategies.
  • Manages Platform roadmaps, progress reports, and reviews.

Internal Coordination of Platform Activity:

  • Works across product areas to ensure broad, consistent service exposure.
  • Provides OpenSocial expertise to GPM teams.
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance on Platform issues to non-development areas of the organization.

Team Management and Coordination:

  • Provides management and coordination for a team of Product Analysts supporting the Platform and community engagement.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in either computer, library, or information science
  • 2 to 4 years of product, project or program management experience
  • Knowledge of OpenSocial, OAuth, and other Web standards
  • Ability to develop apps in at least one of the following: PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • 2 to 4 years experience in library services or library management systems, preferred
  • 2 to 4 years experience in staff management, preferred
  • Well developed communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer relationship skills

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hk4myq9

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Librarian for Marine Resources Library, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented librarian to lead and administer the Marine Resources Library located on the Ft. Johnson campus. To serve the research needs of students, faculty and researchers from multiple institutions, the librarian maintains a cooperative working relationship with the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research and National Institute of Standards and Technology Charleston Laboratory. This individual must employ collaborative approaches in the development of information literacy services and programs, and help promote a climate of scholarly research and inquiry.

The Librarian for the Marine Resources Library is a full time tenure track faculty position.  The Librarian works closely with the Directors of the Marine Resources Research Institute at SCDNR Marine Resources Division and the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research Laboratory and reports to the Associate Dean of Public Services at the College of Charleston Library.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the on basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website at  JOBS.COFC.EDU. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu. Applications must include cover letter, vita and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence on October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Manager of Research Services (Special Collections), College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

The Manager of Reference Services is responsible for supervising all reference services and activities as well as developing and implementing reference policies and procedures. This manager works collaboratively with librarians and staff in the areas of donor relations, archival processing, cataloging, digitization, acquisitions, accessioning, grant writing, and other archival and management issues. The manager also works collegially with staff members of the South Carolina Historical Society to deliver a coordinated, consistent and complete reference experience for all patrons. The SCHS, a private non-profit organization, is the state's oldest and largest private repository of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina history. As part of partnership with the College of Charleston, many of these resources are housed at the College of Charleston and available to students and researchers.

Please follow this link for further information and application instructions https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3475

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Head, Special Collections, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Embrace scholarly exploration, collaboration and intellectual engagement working with a team of professionals dedicated to diversity, integrity, and innovation as the Head of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks an experienced, forward-looking, and engaging leader-scholar for the position of Head, Special Research Collections. The successful candidate will guide the Department through its continuing evolution into a dynamic and innovative resource serving diverse and changing scholar needs and interests. The Head will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of nationally and internationally recognized primary research collections, expert services, facilitate collaboration of relevant initiatives and programs, develop fundraising strategies, and integrate the treasures of the Department into teaching, research, and learning at the University. In addition, The Head of SRC will have the opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and furnishing of the new 2015 three story addition. He/she will have the responsibility for envisioning, defining and initiating services, showcasing prominent collections, and offering special programs, exhibitions, etc. in this new state of the art facility.

The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, maintains, preserves, and ensures accessibility of its most valuable, rare and unique materials. The collection includes approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs and 200,000+ early sound recordings. Named collections are the Wyles Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American History, the American Religions Collection, the Performing Arts Collections, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and the Humanistic Psychology Archives. The Department of Special Research Collections also serves as the University Archive.

Responsibilities. The Head of Special Research Collections reports to the AUL for Research and Scholar Services and is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of the department personnel, resources, services, and operations. The incumbent has leadership and administrative responsibility for collection development, budgeting (including endowments, gifts, grant-funded projects), security and preservation, digitization projects, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Head establishes and sustains faculty and researcher relationships and is responsible for strategic and effective collection development, maintenance and preservation of collections, overall collection policies and works to ensure materials are discoverable, accessible and used by clientele.

The Head also works closely with University Librarian, other library administrators, Library Development Officer, faculty and professional colleagues to identify new sources and contacts for enhancing funds and collections, initiates and writes proposals, and provides stewardship for existing gifts and awards. In addition, the Head will work with others to organize and manage special events and exhibits and establish partnerships with campus departments, museums, UC system wide Special Collections Departments, and units within the library to maximize support and increase visibility of the collections.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLIS or Masters in Archival Studies, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or a substantial record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in special collections or archives. The successful candidate will have superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment; ability to articulate a vision, set priorities, organizational goals, and introduce and manage change; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus scholars, officials, UC colleagues, dealers, vendors, staff, and library supporters. The new Head will show a strong commitment to excellence in public service and a commitment to serving diverse users including faculty, students, researchers, community users, and visiting scholars. An understanding of emerging technologies, key issues and trends in archives and special collections is also a vital quality of the selected candidate. Other essential attributes are demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships; a record of achievement in obtaining grants, gifts, or awards; the ability to organize, publicize, and promote a variety of events for the Department of Special Research Collections; and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.  

Preferred qualifications include certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; strong success in building outstanding special collections; demonstrated working knowledge of the rare book and manuscripts trade and familiarity with the principles and methods of conservation, preservation, and security of materials; experience working with curators, technical services, digital processing, and knowledge of copyright law. Excellent analytical, creative problem solving skills, and ability to exercise sound judgment; budget and resource allocations experience; and a record of active and continuous participation in professional associations are also desirable.

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $73,238 to $116,220 and an attractive benefits package.

For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UCLinks.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 9, 2014. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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Manager of Information Technology, Library System of Lancaster County, PA

read! learn! connect@the library! The Library System of Lancaster County (PA) is looking for its next Manager of Information Technology. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and facilitator helping individual libraries provide strong collaborative technology services to their local customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to be an equal contributor on a strong, committed System leadership team. Focusing on moving the System forward, the IT Manager will envision, design and implement technologies that enhance and support the mission of the System and its member libraries. With a staff of 19, a $2 million annual budget, and governed by a seven member Board, the System is responsible for 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile serving 519,462 residents. Established in 1987, the System's mission is to provide countywide services and cooperative programs through a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources. Shared and centralized services include, but are not limited to, public Internet access, a shared ILS system, database subscriptions, technical services, cooperative purchasing, consulting services, and broad technology support. This includes telecommunications, web hosting, hardware and software, and continuing education.

Located seventy miles west of Philadelphia, Lancaster County is in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. Rich in history, the County has a diverse population, strong agricultural roots, a large Amish community, and 60+ municipalities. Lancaster County offers the best of everything from bucolic rural settings to towns and cities with quality amenities. There is a vibrant arts scene, quality health care, higher education opportunities, fourteen public school districts, and many events and attractions. Lancaster residents have active lifestyles and, at the same time, have a proud focus on their heritage and value their local histories. Here, tradition has become innovation. For more information about the Library System and Lancaster County, visit Lancaster Links.

Responsibilities. The IT Manager works as a member of the System's executive leadership team and reports to the System Administrator. This position is responsible for developing a strategic vision in conjunction with the System Administrator and the Technology Planning Committee, creating and implementing a Department master plan, creating and maintaining the Department's budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the IT Services Department, serving as the liaison to the System Administrator and the member libraries, monitoring and evaluating developing technologies for enhancing new services, and representing the System to community groups and organizations. See Manager-Information Technology for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university, five years' experience in the field of computer and networking technology--including experience in the design and operation of multi-site Wide Area Networks and Local Area Networks; design and maintenance of Microsoft Windows networks; managing and/or supervising the management of an Integrated Library System; maintenance of web services and email; three years' library experience; and two years' experience managing IT staff. Preferred qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and additional professional library and management experience. Essential attributes include proven ability in planning, budgeting, and implementing technology based services and programs countywide, strong communication skills, ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment, and effective problem solving.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller. This position closes November 23, 2014.

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Mobile Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

SALARY:

$15.03 - $20.08 hourly; $31,369.76 - $41,909.83 annually

A supervisory paraprofessional position under the general direction of the Community Services Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Facilitates the delivery and circulation of library materials and information to assigned vehicle stops
  • Drives van and/or large motor vehicle to assigned locations
  • Using automated circulation system, performs circulation duties including checking materials in/out; maintains patron registration
  • Interprets library rules and procedures to the public
  • Conducts elementary bibliographic searches
  • Prepares reports and records as needed
  • Loads/unloads materials; sorts/shelves materials according to library procedure
  • Delivers bins of materials and equipment to and from Worcester Public Library locations on a regular basis
  • Assists with programming and outreach efforts
  • Supervises staff as assigned
  • Schedules staff as required
  • Assists in training of staff in departmental procedures
  • Performs simple maintenance and cleaning as needed
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to safely operate van and a large motor vehicle
  • Exposure to all kinds of weather and road conditions and working at various mobile site stops for long periods of time
  • Skill and ability to work well with staff and customers and to project a good public service attitude
  • Ability to interpret library policies clearly and repeatedly to customers
  • Skill in handling public contacts with tact and courtesy
  • Physical ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to lift, retrieve and shelve library materials at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to lift bins weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: One year data entry; supervisory experience preferred

Schedule: May include early morning/evening/weekend assignments and working at other locations

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required

CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check

Application deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, October 24, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and as
an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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Metadata Specialist, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

Reports to: Director, Library Services
Status: Full-time, temporary, non-Exempt
Location: Headquarters in Brookline, MA
Duration: October 15, 2014-June 30, 2015, with possibility of renewal

Description:

The Metadata Specialist works with the library team, as well as digital content editors, to apply metadata to educator resources on the Facing History website as part of a comprehensive website redesign project. In addition, the Metadata Specialist will work with the Digital Archive team to become familiar with internal video and image assets, and to assist in the organization and tagging of those assets in Facing History's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

We are looking for an energetic team member with an interest in metadata application and taxonomy.  Prior experience in a nonprofit, social change organization or education environment a plus.

Website Work:

  • Become familiar with Facing History's taxonomy, with the goal of efficiently and accurately applying it to files and assets
  • Organize web assets to be tagged in coordination with other departments and the Phase II website team
  • Ensure consensus on tagging practices and outcomes
  • Apply the Facing History taxonomy to educator resources and other web assets as part of Phase II of the website redesign
  • Assist with website content migration and reformatting of assets as needed

Digital Archive Work:

  • Assign technical and descriptive metadata to video and image files in Facing History's DAMS
  • Assist in the organization of files and folders in the DAMS

Essential Skills/Qualities:

  • BA/BS or equivalent, MS in Library and Information Science preferred
  • Experience in metadata application
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, Drupal a plus
  • Experience with DAMS (Digital Asset Management Systems) a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational skills; detail orientation a must
  • Embrace a busy, fast-moving environment and be a self-starter
  • Collaboration and consensus building skills
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team; flexibility
  • Interest in mission of Facing History and Ourselves

Apply for this position online.

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Librarian II, Mugar Library, African Studies Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Play a key role in the Boston University Libraries efforts to support the African Studies Center and all faculty and students with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. Work closely with the African Studies Library (ASL) Head and staff. Serve as a liaison between the ASL and the African Studies Center. Develop collections (of electronic, digital and physical collections), and bibliographic instruction and research consultations. Represent Boston University libraries in regional and national groups, while keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in the field. Work to integrate Africana into the scholarly life of the campus. Participate in shaping the ASL's collections and services to meet faculty and student needs, and to align the library's focus and mission with that of the African Studies Center.

Required Skills:

Masters in Library Science, advanced degree in a field pertaining to African Studies. Proficiency in a European language relevant to African Studies. Knowledge of an African language preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills. Prior experience in library instruction, reference services, and collection development. Demonstrated expertise using a variety of web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. Broad knowledge of the fields within African Studies and Africana librarianship. Three to five years of related experience.

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

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 43

http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

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Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Scanning Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The assistant will participate as part of the technical services team which receives and catalogs published material received as gifts and as purchases. Bibliographic records will be added to Aleph, the integrated library system, by searching OCLC for copy, and by creating provisional records for titles that will receive original cataloging. Copy cataloging will be performed by verifying access points for authors and subjects, and adding copy specific information. In addition, the assistant will scan key elements of items as part of our Scanning Key Content initiative and will assist in end processing and other areas of technical services when needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Skill with scanning equipment
  • Ability to handle fragile material with care
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enrollment at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Completion of LIS 415: Information organization required.
  • Completion of LIS 417: Advanced subject cataloging and classification a plus.
  • Familiarity with online library catalogs and OCLC preferred.

Hours: 15-17 hours/week between Monday-Friday, 9:00 - 5:00

Pay: $14/hour

About Schlesinger Library and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives.  The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

Send resume and cover letter via email to:

Deborah Funkhouser
Associate Head of Collection Services, Print and Published Material
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University 
dfunkhouser@radcliffe.harvard.edu
617-495-8523 (direct)

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Elementary School Librarian, Pine Glen Elementary School, Burlington, MA

Elementary School Librarian for the Pine Glen School for the 2014/2015 school year

Description:

Infuse multimedia resources in the school library media center and throughout the school curriculum

"Library media specialists empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users or information." - Sara Kelly Johns

Functions:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school library media center
  • Promotes library services, resources, and programs
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Develops library media center policies and assists staff and students with legal and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the Internet
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to collection development for the library media center
  • Selects and maintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum and library media center collection
  • Facilitates the alignment of the library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Understands necessary formats for bibliographic records and digital acquisitions
  • Develops and promotes a life-long love of reading for all learners.
  • Experienced with use of digital automation system for library collection and patron management
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's and young adult literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Outstanding knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and the diversity in reading levels for students
  • Work closely with school Instructional Technology Specialist and district Library Media and Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • Assists students with disabilities to access children's literature through accommodations
  • Assists with effective professional development in regards to technology integration
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of after school workshops for teachers, staff, and parents
  • Assists teachers and students with appropriate technology for research, information power, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparation of resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students
  • Teaches lessons in the library media center or classrooms promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity
  • Provides support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of library media and technology
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Apply online at www.bpsk12.org.

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Digital Library Web Developer, Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented programmer to help develop and maintain systems and tools supporting digital asset management, digital scholarship and publishing, and digital preservation. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in contributing to a diverse community.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to make unique, rare, and culturally significant materials available online for the first time and to enhance existing systems for discovery and analysis: transcription and annotation tools for the Emily Dickinson manuscripts, geographic interfaces for the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and visualization tools for digital scholarship projects. The position provides an opportunity to experiment with emerging technologies in support of the library's mission to foster inquiry, discovery, and creation. 

The Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Amherst College Digital Collections infrastructure, including creating online discovery environments that allow users to search, analyze, visualize, and interact with digital collections and data; building tools for authoring and publishing digital works; and developing digital preservation functions. This position will also be responsible for developing selected digital scholarship projects for the library and the Amherst College Press. The Web Developer will work in concert with developers in the college's Department of Information Technology, and in collaboration with library colleagues and faculty.

Duties:

  • Developing and implementing web applications across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Making recommendations for appropriate frameworks for application development and service delivery that take into account the cost of implementation, integration, support, and maintenance
  • Assuring data integrity across storage and data assets
  • Conducting maintenance, monitoring performance and security monitoring, and updating web, database, and ancillary services
  • Adhering to established development methodology standards, practices, and procedures
  • Troubleshooting and coordinating response to bugs, including effective management of help desk ticketing system responsibilities
  • Working closely with teams from the college's Department of Information Technology
  • Creating technical and user documentation
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks effectively

Qualifications:

Required

  • BA or better or 3+ years relevant experience
  • Fluent in more than one server and client side programming language. Familiarity with Ruby, Python, JavaScript
  • Excellent people skills, including a willingness to listen and an inclination to seek consensus. The diplomatic skills necessary to coordinate work among disparate people, personalities, and constituencies
  • A commitment to service and a willingness to embrace the ideals and values of a multicultural liberal-arts college

Preferred:

  • Professional experience developing data-driven web applications as part of a team
  • Experience developing web applications targeting mobile devices
  • Demonstrated facility with standard design patterns for software development, such as Model-View-Controller or Service Oriented Architecture
  • Familiarity with Digital Asset Management Systems and/or library metadata formats (e.g. MODS, DC)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanities, digital scholarship, and academic culture
  • Demonstrated talent in visual design and interaction design
  • Experience in collaborative environments working with both technical and non-technical partners

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/732

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Head of Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library in Dracut, Massachusetts seeks a qualified cataloger for the position of Head of Technical Services. This person is responsible for cataloging, classifying and preparing library materials for circulation. In addition, the Head of Technical Services is sometimes required to perform circulation duties, provide reference services, and process ILL materials. Periodically responsible for opening and closing the building and ensuring the security of the equipment and the building. Responsible for overseeing other technical services staff, as well as some volunteers.

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director, according to established procedures and department policies. Duties require independent judgement and initiative.

This employee has regular contact with vendors, library network personnel, and library patrons. A pleasant demeanor and positive attitude are required. Must seek to be part of a team.

Education & Experience: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Two years of professional library experience, including cataloging, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, including cataloging, automated systems and information technology, and administrative functions; working knowledge of computer systems. Experience with the Evergreen platform preferred.

This is a full-time, benefited position. Hours include one night per week and a rotating Saturday schedule. Membership in SIEU.

Salary: $33,888.40 to $48,233.76  annually, in 10 steps. Starting salary dependent on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Mary Hamilton, Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut, Massachusetts
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

Alternately, you may email the same to: humanresources@dracut-ma.us

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2014-15 E. J. Josey Scholarship Award, Black Caucus of the American Library Association

The 2014-15  E J Josey Scholarship Award Committee of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association seeks essay submissions that address the following topic:  How do you maintain traditional library resources and services with the rise of virtual resources and services to a diverse community of library users?

The E. J. Josey Scholarships are unrestricted grants of $2,000 awarded annually to African American students enrolled in or accepted by ALA accredited programs.

 Persons Wishing to Apply Must:

  • Be an African American Citizen of the United States or Canada.
  • Be enrolled or accepted by ALA-accredited graduate program leading to a degree in library and information science at the time of application.

The deadline for the essays is December 15, 2014.  Essays should be submitted in Microsoft Word to: ejjoseyscholarship@gmail.com.

The winning essays will be announced at the mid winter meeting of BCALA in Chicago, IL during the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in January, 2015.

Special Instructions:

  • Include a cover letter providing the applicant's name, address, phone number, graduate program, and name of school and anticipated date of graduation.
  • Essay submissions must be in plain text, Microsoft Word format to be mailed electronically as an attachment.
  • Only essays submitted electronically will be considered. Please include E.J. Josey in the subject line of your electronic submission. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced.
  • Please use the MLA style and include a minimum of six bibliographical references.
  • Essays will be judged on the basis of good argument development and critical analysis, clear language, conciseness, and creativity.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin @ hamlinss@yahoo.com.

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Call for Papers: LITA/Ex Libris Seeking LIS Student Authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2015.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, telecommunications, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, library consortia and others.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the master's or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form. Send the signed, completed forms electronically or mail by Feb. 28, 2015 to the Award Committee Chair, Sandra Barclay, Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Rd., MD 0009, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5827. Submit the manuscript to Ms. Barclay electronically at sbarclay@kennesaw.edu by Feb. 28, 2015.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

About Ex Libris:

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.  For more information about Ex Libris Group visit www.exlibrisgroup.com

About LITA:

Established in 1966, LITA is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership including systems librarians, library administrators, library schools, vendors and many others interested in leading edge technology and applications for librarians and information providers.  For more information, visit www.lita.org, or contact the LITA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4268; or e-mail: lita@ala.org

For further information, please contact Mary Taylor at LITA, 312-280-4267.

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Call for Proposals: 2015 ACRL/NEC Annual Conference

The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC - http://www.acrlnec.org/) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2015 Annual Conference. This event entitled "Spacing Out with the Library: An Exploration of Collaboration Across the Physical, Virtual and those Places in Between" will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

As the academic library evolves, it is wherever students and faculty are conducting research and learning, and within physical and virtual spaces intentionally designed to encourage scholarship, collaboration and production. Librarians and our colleagues across our campuses and beyond are actively engaged in building and assessing the most useful discovery services, the most valuable collections, the most cost-effective learning resources, the most effective collaborative spaces ... for the best education and research. What does it take to expand "the library" beyond its traditional physical space? With whom are we working to expand our services?

We are seeking proposals for presentations, panel discussions, interactive sessions and posters on topics including but not limited to:

  • Virtual learning environments, team-based learning and/or course instruction
  • Scholarly communication, institutional repositories, data management
  • Open education, open science, open access
  • Maker spaces, media labs, and other collaborative spaces
  • Discovery services and expanding access to information resources through library web sites, course management systems and other campus portals
  • Assessment of collections, services, spaces, learning outcomes, user experience, etc.
  • Campus and wider community projects, e.g. Digitizing campus archives, Wikipedia, Digital Public Library of America

To submit a proposal, follow this link:  http://goo.gl/forms/AEip1NL3o1

The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on Friday, December 5th, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Christine Turner (cturner@library.umass.edu), Claire DeMarco (cdemarco@law.harvard.edu), Bharti Joshi (bhartijos@gmail.com), or Susan Stearns (sstearns@blc.org). 

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Conservation Library Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Apply now for: Fall 2014, January 2015, Spring 2015
Time commitment: 2-3 days per week for a period of 12 weeks; flexible Monday - Friday schedule

Position Summary: The New England Aquarium's Conservation Department aims to integrate scientific information, public outreach and policy initiatives to effect lasting change in the ocean environment.  Our work involves extensive web-based research and report writing, which must be thoroughly and accurately documented.  This position will assist the Conservation Department with organization of their computer based library, a collection of downloaded reports and journal articles.  This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual majoring in library science or a related field.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-directed and able to successfully design and implement an organizational system for the library.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organize an extensive collection of PDFs stored on a shared network
  • Navigate existing Endnote files to extract relevant information in order to incorporate files into new organizational system
  • Categorize PDF files based on topic/subject matter preferably in manner easily accessed within Windows 7
  • Represent the Conservation Department in a professional manner when interacting with other departments
  • Perform other position related duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Must be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement due to access to proprietary information.
  • Proficient in Windows 7, Microsoft programs, Endnote, and Adobe
  • Familiarity with the principles and procedures necessary for computer-based recordkeeping preferred
  • Familiarity and understanding of archival description and representation preferred
  • Professionalism and comfort working independently in an office environment are required

Find out more and apply online.

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Managing Librarian I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Edmonds, WA

Starting Pay: $5,200.00 - 7,150.00 Monthly (40hrs/wk)

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applications are received. Initial screening will begin October 31. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date.

The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local and regional customers.

This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  • Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  • Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  • Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  • Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  • Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  • Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations
  • Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers. An incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

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Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Head of Infrastructure and Content (IC). The Head of IC works under the general direction of the Library Director and leads the IC team, which manages print and electronic journals, cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development. As a key part of the reinvention occurring within the Library, the Head of IC will be responsible for reimagining the role of technical services in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. The Head of IC oversees a department of three librarians, four technicians and student assistants. 

Background

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools. In support of this goal, the current Library is schedule to undergo extensive renovation and expansion to be completed in 2016.

To apply and for additional information on salary and benefits visit USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/383268200

Open period runs from Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The U.S. Naval War college is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Archives Assistant, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an Archives Assistant in the Bowdoin Library.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Archivist, assist in processing manuscript collections, archival records, and other departmental holdings; assist in managing the College's records management program and archival audio and video media collections; perform basic reference services in Special Collections & Archives; digitize library resources, edit digital image files, and coordinate vendor-supplied digitization activities; supervise student assistants as assigned; assist in preparing exhibitions.

Education/Skills:

Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Demonstrated effective oral and written communications skills; ability to attend to accuracy, attention to detail, and discretion. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to solve problems, organize projects, and understand complex hierarchical arrangements. Technical skills appropriate to digitizing textual and visual objects and to editing image files; general understanding of computer applications in word processing, database management, bibliographical control, and Web technologies.

Preferred: College degree major in the liberal arts; working knowledge of the basic handling and preservation of library materials; detailed knowledge about digital imaging; demonstrated ability to supervise student workers; working knowledge of encoding in HTML, EAD, and MARC.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:

Required: Minimum of one year's experience working in a library or archives setting; experience in digitizing texts and visual images; some supervisory experience.

Preferred: Experience with duties related to managing manuscripts, rare books, or archival records; experience in digital processes relating to audio and video recordings; experience in studio photography.

Applications:

Further details and instructions to apply can be found on our online application:

http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1639

For questions, please contact careers@bowdoin.edu.

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Librarian I, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

(Announcement No. R-050-14)
Grade 16 Exempt 20 hours per week
Starting Salary:  $19,953 per year
Work schedule includes Saturdays and evenings.

The Job:

Staffs Information Services desks and other public service desks as needed.  Determines patron needs and provides guidance, reader's advisory and related library services to patrons.  Responsible for some collection development activities. Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology. Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Library Science Degree and 1-3 years library experience required; or equivalent experience and training.

NOTE:  Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodations, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background investigation.

Application Procedures:

Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall Annex.  Submission of a resume is optional.

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Opening Date: October 9, 2014

Closing Date: November 3, 2014

The City of Manchester is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employee

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Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

October 7, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

Backstage Library Works has one opening available for an original cataloger on a temporary project at the research library of a world-renowned museum.

The expected duration of this project is approximately 11 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. Pay depends on qualifications but ranges from $18-$22 per hour. Benefits include paid leave and profit-sharing bonuses; after two calendar months benefits include health/dental care and matching retirement contribution plan.

Job Description

The Cataloger will be working on-site at the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum performing original cataloging. Collections are mainly monographic but also include some serial, manuscript and cartographic materials in English and other European and Cyrillic languages.

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of LC classification and subject headings, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records.

Responsibilities

  • Learn to use site-specific software for cataloging & physical processing
  • Ensure that each batch of items is cataloged correctly
  • Transport materials between the stacks and individual work stations
  • Handle antiquarian materials in accordance with industry guidelines
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications
  • Ensure required levels of throughput and accuracy are maintained

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • High-level accuracy in cataloging
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MARC21, AACR2, LCRI, ISBD, and related cataloging tools (ClassWeb, Cataloger's Desktop, etc)
  • Experience in cataloging rare books and manuscripts
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Professional attitude when working with Library staff
  • Type speed minimum: 50 wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check prior to appointment

Preferred additional skills

  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager ILS
  • Experience working in a library environment

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references and experience via email to Kate Clayborne (kclayborne@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2014.

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Arts & Humanities Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College Library seeks an Arts & Humanities Librarian to develop its outreach to academic departments in the arts & humanities and serve as primary subject specialist for their students and faculty.   The librarian in this position participates in all aspects of the research education program, including in-class instruction, individual consultations (on-call and by appointment), assessment initiatives, collection development, and other unit responsibilities.  Some evening and weekend coverage will be required.

Qualifications: Strong academic background in an arts or humanities discipline; two years' experience of research education and instruction in an academic library; ALA accredited MLS or equivalent professional degree; demonstrated knowledge of information resources for the arts & humanities, in particular primary sources in a variety of formats; familiarity with current developments in information literacy; ability to learn and apply new information technologies; excellent written and verbal communication; commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.  Knowledge of at least one foreign language is desired.

Full-time, full-year position.  Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.  The application review process will begin immediately; search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

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Life Sciences Librarian, NYU Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections & Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU's Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.  Subject PhD desirable.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Associate Library Director, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Associate Library Director is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week.  The Associate Library Director works with the Library Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the BAC Library.  In addition, the Associate Library Director develops the annual budget with the Library Director, oversees the Information Literacy Program and its staff, supervises library clerks, and manages special projects and planning.  The Associate Library Director reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists the Library Director with budget preparation, accreditation reports, grant research and writing, and short and long-term planning
  • Prepares invoices for monthly reports, working closely with Accounts Payable and the Bursar
  • Supervises circulation activities, including hiring, training and scheduling library clerks
  • Manages Information Literacy Program, including working with faculty to integrate information competencies into the curriculum and coordinating and scheduling all library instruction and information literacy activities. 
  • Supervises the application of the Collection Management Policy by assisting the Director with the management of the physical collection through evaluating and selecting items for binding and/or storage
  • Guides library staff in providing information literacy instruction
  • Oversees thesis document microfilming and binding
  • Represents the Library and the BAC through membership in professional organizations and participation in both internal and external meetings and conferences

II. Standards of Professionalism

A.Team and Interpersonal skills:  Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff.  These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B.Service orientation:   Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

III. Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS required

Experience with the budgeting process required

Excellent organizational skills; must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities, and train and supervise library clerks

Facility with information literacy standards

A minimum of three years of teaching experience in a classroom setting

A minimum of three years of progressively more responsible experience is necessary

IV. Requirements

  1. Must be able to work one evening per week.

V. To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a résumé, cover letter and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11038251.Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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ALA Spectrum Scholarships

The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program, which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.  For more information visit www.ala.org/scholarships.  The deadline to apply for ALA Scholarships is March 1, 2015.

The American Library Association (ALA) has committed itself to making a Master's degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. Libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society - they change lives, build communities and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge. To meet the changing needs of an evolving society, libraries need culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.

Over 880 students from traditionally underrepresented groups have received scholarships, leadership training, professional networking and mentoring in order to build a pool of talented and trained library leaders reflective of the populations served by all libraries.  If you would like to join this extraordinary group and you are committed to serving your community, a Spectrum Scholarship can position you for success.

Did You Know?

  • You do not need to be formally enrolled or accepted into library school at the time of your application, you simply need to be enrolled by the Fall semester immediately following your selection for a Spectrum Scholarship.
  • Your Spectrum Scholarship can be used at any ALA-accredited graduate program in library and information studies or an ALA/AASL-recognized School Library Media program.
  • You need to be enrolled in only two courses per semester while receiving your Spectrum scholarship funds.
  • Current students are eligible for Spectrum provided they can complete 2 classes for credit during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters and do not plan to graduate prior to May 2016.

For full Spectrum eligibility requirements and benefits, visit www.ala.org/spectrum.

Contact us at spectrum@ala.org or by calling 1-800-545-2433 ext 5048.

Information on applying to Spectrum, as well as other scholarships available through the American Libraries Association, can be found at www.ala.org/scholarships.

The following items are required for all ALA scholarship applications.

  1. Completed online application (which includes a personal statement).
  2. Three professional references (only references on the official online form will be accepted).  You will be prompted to indicate your professional references within the online application.
  3. Official academic transcripts from institution(s) where you received your bachelors degree. Only official (sealed) copies will be accepted.

All items must be received in the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, by March 1 to be considered.

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk; assist patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources.

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

Position is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired:

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Reference Intern, Massachusetts Archives, Boston, MA

6 month, full-time internship (January-June 2015)

Job Description: The Massachusetts Archives houses approximately 30,000 cubic feet of records documenting Massachusetts' government from the colonial period forward.  We receive nearly 5,000 visitors each year who are researching topics ranging from genealogy, military history, colonial records, and more using our records.  The ideal candidate for the Reference Intern position is working toward a career in Archives and has an interest in reference services; has an outgoing and energetic personality; enjoys interacting with people; is flexible, patient, and motivated; and enjoys a job where each day offers the unexpected.  The Intern works directly with the public in the Reading Room of the Massachusetts Archives, helping researchers navigate our collections.  This position requires a 6 month commitment, from January 5 through the end of June 2015. 

Responsibilities include: researching and responding to written requests for vital records, military records, and other topics as needed; some clerical duties; special projects to help make our records more accessible; and opportunities such as creating a small exhibit, when possible. 

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have: public service experience and the interpersonal skills necessary to provide direct service to the public; excellent verbal and written communication skills are helpful for purposes of answering research questions in person and over the phone; powers of observation and concentration consistent with the security requirements inherent in handling valuable records/materials in a public context. An interest in Massachusetts history is helpful. 

Hours Worked: Full-time: M-F, 8:30-4:30 (37.5 hours/week) 

Compensation: $10/hour 

Citizenship Requirements: Citizen/perm. res. 

Transportation:

Via MBTA: Take the Red line to JFK/UMass station. The free shuttle bus (route #2) will bring you to the Archives bldg.

Via Car: Take I-93 to exit 14 or 15 marked UMass/JFK/Morrissey Blvd. Follow signs to UMass and JFK Library.

Our building is across from the JFK Library and looks like a fort. 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Martha Clark, Curator
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA  02125
Martha.Clark@sec.state.ma.us

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

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

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

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

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

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Personnel Office, Oak Bluffs Town Hall, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Deadline for applications is November 14, 2014. The start date for this position is January 6, 2015. Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send resume and letter of interest by October 30th to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. Job description available on request. EOE employer.

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E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

Position Available: As soon as possible after closing date of search. This is for a regular 100%, 12-month Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to serve in the position of E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist. This is an academic professional position for an entry level librarian with the requisite skills or course work or for a non-MLS professional with appropriate experience and skills. This position is largely responsible for developing and implementing library's e-serials bibliographic control policy and practice. Under the direction of the Head of Content and Access Management, s(he) is to work to establish efficient work procedures and maintain high standards of both quality and production of bibliographic control for the Library's large collection of serials. The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist will work in the Content Access Management unit within the Technical Services Division. The position will work in a team environment with those Division faculty and staff responsible for the cataloging and management of e-serials and maintenance of serials in all formats.

The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist responsibilities:

  • Establish and help implement e-serials bibliographic control best practices and workflows in conjunction with Acquisitions ordering staff and the E-Resources Librarian
  • Will supervise the day-to-day workflow of the Serials Cataloging unit (3 senior library specialist and 1 library specialist), including original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, and serials maintenance work
  • Coordinate workflows for serials cataloging within Content Access Management and assist Acquisitions in establishing best practices for binding updates, maintenance of serial pattern records, and serials ordering statuses
  • Train staff in all aspects of e-serials cataloging, including the development of documentation meeting national cataloging standards
  • Perform bibliographic control duties including adding, updating, and correcting bibliographic and holding records for electronic and print serials
  • Work with staff outside Content Access Management to routinely and consistently update print serial holdings for currently received serials as well as for retrospective maintenance projects
  • Coordinate work on maintaining  links for A&I databases and serial titles that cannot be added to the link resolver and the E-Serial A to Z list, in consultation with the E-Resources Librarian and the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Support Specialist
  • Create original bibliographic records for newly acquired serials
  • Participate and lead in meetings involving discussion of bibliographic control matters for serials, including policy workflow and special projects
  • Help investigate additional solutions for bibliographic control of e-serials including using vendor records, ONYX feeds, and the MARCIt service

This position may participate in research activity regarding issues in bibliographic control in digital library environments and the impact of implementing emerging cataloging standards in user services and discovery services.

As the information landscape is changing, this position may be asked to cover additional and evolving services or functions related to enhancing the discovery and delivery of library content.

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

The Content Access Management (CAM) department consists of 7 permanent and visiting faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's information resources. The various units in CAM include Monographic Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Database Maintenance. Members of CAM also contribute to electronic resources cataloging, large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting or cataloging experience with electronic resources
  • Familiarity with cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and CONSER standards
  • Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred:

  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager integrated library system
  • Experience with MarcEdit software
  • Experience with other non-MARC metadata standards
  • Familiarity with electronic resources standards and related initiatives, evolving practices, and NACO or other PCC programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

PAY RATE: $23.64 to $28.73

Franklin Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to supervise the activities of children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. Develop, administer, and coordinate services, perform management duties including collection development, staff development, and library operations.

Job Requirements include:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Three years of children's or young adult reference experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.

A copy of the job description is below.

Please apply with letter of interest and copy of MLS to:

Human Resources
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4810

Or email: smcneil@franklin.ma.us
EEO

THERE IS A 4 WEEK TRIAL AND TRAINING PERIOD.

Position Description

Title: Youth Services Librarian

Department: Library

Position Type: Professional

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is a professional level position responsible for the planning, development, implementation and promotion of a full range of library services for children, caregivers, youth, young adults and families. This position also involves public service, reference, literacy and reader's advisory, collection development, materials processing, circulation, interlibrary loan, programming, community activities and outreach.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from this position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Management and Supervision

  • Works actively to promote and provide outstanding customer service.
  • Practices and models a positive, courteous image to the public.
  • Designs, organizes, executes, supervises and evaluates services and programs for children aged from infancy through eighteen.
  • Trains, supervises and develops library staff and volunteers.
  •  Interprets and explains policies to public and staff. Addresses patron questions, complaints or problems referred by staff.
  • Provides youth based innovative technology initiatives.
  • Identifies outside sources of funding and writes effective grant applications.
  • Assesses effectiveness of the department's services using statistical analysis of service data.
  • Participates in information gathering & data collection. Prepares and presents reports.

Programming

  • Develops, plans and presents creative, educational, and entertaining programs and special events for youth of all ages that encourage lifetime literacy, including programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary age children and teens.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of an extensive selection of innovative programs for children from preschool through high school, including story times, book discussion groups and special events.

Collection Development & Maintenance

  • Works within the budget allocation to build a relevant collection of high quality resources in many formats based on the Library's Collection Development Policy, in consultation of a wide variety of acknowledged reviewing sources, professional judgment, needs assessment, requests, and cultural and educational interests of young people. Assigns collection development subject areas to staff.
  • Participates in the development and management of the library's electronic and digital resources.
  • Evaluates and implements improvements to the collection using a variety of evaluation tools and maintenance criteria.  Oversees collection maintenance.
  • Ensures that the children's and young adult's areas are organized in such a way as to create a physical and psychological environment that encourages use of the collection.
  • Assists in cataloging and processing library materials.

Reference Services

  • Provides general and in-depth reference assistance to patrons of all ages using a variety of print resources and automated systems.
  • Provides instruction on information gathering and research skills; the use of the Online Public Access Catalog, online databases, the Internet, and all library equipment and technology.
  • Performs network transfer functions, responds to interlibrary loan requests and performs virtual catalog searches.

Outreach Services

  • Provides outreach programs that offer information, education, special skills or recreation.
  • Establishes liaison and performs outreach activities with schools, home school providers, day care center, caregivers, community centers, and agencies serving youth to promote library services and facilitate programming and service delivery.
  • Coordinates assignments and summer reading lists with school personnel and presents book talks as requested by teachers and community groups.

Public Relations/Publicity

  • Uses all modern technologies and other innovative tools/media to effectively promote library services, programs and resources
  • Manages the children and youth web page, including development of new areas, and updating existing material. Prepares relevant and high quality content from internal and external sources.
  • Uses web and social networking tools to engage with and provide age-appropriate services to children & youth.

Additional Functions:

  • Compiles booklists and bibliographies on topics of interest to the community
  • Prepares exhibits and displays
  • Conducts library tours
  • Attends professional meetings and keeps abreast of current library practices.
  • Performs circulation and reference/information desk duties as needed.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications, Education, Skills and Abilities

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Five years of children's or young adult reference experience. (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
  • In-depth knowledge of children's and youth collection development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, prepare, submit, and manage grants of benefit to youth.
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries, and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive professional approach during periods of stress and change.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with library customers of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.
  • Establishes and pursues strategies to stay informed about current and relevant information resources to meet evolving needs of children, youth and young adults.
  • Demonstrates an on-going commitment to continued professional development growth and career development.

Preferred

  • Three to five years of supervisory experience

Tools and Equipment Used

Personal computer; printers; telephone; copy machines and fax machines, audiovisual equipment, new technologies and other equipment as acquired.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently on his/her feet, stretching, bending, lifting. Incumbent is frequently required to walk, talk and hear. The incumbent must be able to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and up to 50 pounds with assistance. 

Work Schedule:

The work week is up to 35 hours assigned in the best interests of the Library, and will include evenings and weekends.

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Data Steward, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

The Takeda (formerly Millennium Pharmaceuticals) Commercial Operations team is seeking a Data Steward to join them in a long-term contract role through Randstad (until 3/31/15, which will more than likely be extended to 12/31/15). The full job description is below. The role would begin ASAP and will pay $22-$25/hour. The team prefers MILS graduates with data clean-up or digital archiving experience.

Data Steward Job Description

Responsible for the management, integrity and maintenance of Commercial dept's Customer Master, Customer Relationship Management system and alignment with data warehouse. Support ongoing data quality initiatives for the organization. Candidate will work with Commercial Operations, the field sales force and IT to update classifications and designations of professionals, organizations and affiliations. This includes data entry, updates, research and records reconciliation. Candidates must possess a determined attitude towards ensuring data accuracy with strong attention to detail and a hard work ethic. The ideal candidate is a team oriented person with a goal driven attitude.

  • Day to day management of commercial operations customer master and customer relationship management system
  • Conduct data cleanup activities to ensure integrity of data
  • Work with IT, Commercial Operations and the sales force to update and cleanse customer database
  • Research customer data using data bases and the internet
  • Assist in data cleanup projects and matching/merging of data

Prior experience of knowledge of CRM/Salesforce is preferable.

Contact:

Jaclyn (Keefe) Kopek
Account Manager
Randstad Corporate Services

On-site business partner of Takeda
40 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 444-4463
jaclyn.keefe@takeda.com
jaclyn.keefe@randstadusa.com

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Children's Librarian, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Our team of top-notch youth services librarians is seeking a third member to re-energize programs and services for elementary-aged children at a fun, award-winning public library.

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham NH is looking for an outgoing, energetic team member to enhance already excellent children's services, especially for kids in grades one through five. Position responsibilities include collection development, programming, and school outreach. Over the past decade, the library has been named the NH Library of the Year, and awarded Librarian of the Year, Children's Librarian of the Year, and Trustee of the Year. The library has a strong commitment to youth services as evidenced by the three full-time staff members serving children from birth through high school.

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative, and motivated individual with a great sense of humor. You will have an obvious enthusiasm for working with children and empathy for their interests and needs. We need you to be tech savvy, approachable, flexible, and have a "yes" attitude toward customer service. The position requires confidence, resourcefulness, adaptability, and a positive outlook; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with children of all ages and their families; expert knowledge of children's literature and trends; performance and programming ability and experience; computer skills, including word processing, Internet searching, OPAC and ILS use, common electronic resources and apps, mobile devices, and knowledge of and interest in resources for children.

Demonstrated success serving children and families is required. Strong candidates will have knowledge of materials selection, reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity as well as a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position (including MLS/MLIS from an accredited college or university, accredited Masters or Bachelor's Degree in a field related to child development and/or youth services, successful experience as a children's librarian or teacher). Beginning salary $37,000 - $39,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package. Full job description available at http://library.strathamnh.gov. To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Library Director Lesley Kimball: wigginML@comcast.net or Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. October 24, 2014 to be considered.

Contact: Lesley Kimball
Wiggin Memorial Library
Stratham NH
wigginml@comcast.net
library.strathamnh.gov
603-772-4346

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Library Director, Dorcas Library, Prospect Harbor, ME

The Dorcas Library in Prospect Harbor, ME is seeking an enthusiastic professional to serve as Library Director.

The Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community. We seek an individual who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, organized and very public service oriented. The right candidate will be able to take on the general management of the library, fundraising, developing partnerships with other local organizations and working with a large roster of volunteers in a multitude of capacities.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology (including website & social media skills), and best practices for public libraries are a must.

The Dorcas Library is a beautiful library with a collection of over 13,000 items and a yearly circulation of 9000 items. If you are passionate about public libraries, energetic, have leadership skills, a heart of service, enjoy Maine coastal living and being part of close-knit communities, this is the opportunity for you.

This position is part-time at 18 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience.  Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school or Maine State Library Certification highly desired.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology required.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills, understand the importance of volunteers in the library, the ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent technology skills.

Please submit a resume in pdf format to dorcas@dorcas.lib.me.us. Applications will be accepted through October 31st.

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Associate Director for Library Education and Research, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA has an opening for an Associate Director for Library Education and Research. Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, the Associate Director for Education and Research will work closely with the Management Council and staff to carry out the library's strategic vision and priorities, guide library programs, services and staff, and enable optimal overall library performance. The Associate Director will provide strategic vision, leadership, and management to staff in the areas of education, clinical, research, scholarly publishing (copyright, open access, and the institutional repository), and outreach.

All applications must be submitted online: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/23818/assoc-dir%2c-lib-education-%26-research/job.

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Foreign Language Catalogers, The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. has openings for experienced foreign language catalogers to work on an on-call basis in our Windsor, CT office or remotely.

Duties: Perform original and copy cataloging on non-English language materials in a variety of formats.

Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited); fluency in English and at least one foreign language. Preferred languages include Portuguese, Greek, Arabic and Russian, but all recent foreign language cataloging experience will be given consideration. Recent experience required in the following areas: original and copy cataloging, RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC searching and MARC editing.

Other requirements: For remote work, must have computer with newer operating system and reliable high-speed Internet connection.

Compensation: Will vary, depending on client project criteria. No benefits.

Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com.

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Cataloger, The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

Immediate full-time one-year contract position available for an experienced cataloger to work in our Windsor, CT office.

Duties: Perform original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats in a fast-paced, production environment.

Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited); fluency in English; recent experience in both original and copy cataloging, RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC searching and MARC editing.

Compensation: DOE. This position includes benefits.

Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com.

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Research Intern, Office of Resource Development, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The LHT Research Associate provides the following Research services for the Office of Resource Development at Harvard Medical School (HMS): weekly newsletter; monitoring news alerts; prospect identification; ADVANCE database management (alumni, donor, and prospect data); and other research and administrative projects as assigned.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop the Weekly Newsletter by tracking and disseminating news and information for HMS graduates, Advisory Council members, and Board of Fellow members
  • Running the deceased individual report for inclusion of any alumni deaths in the Newsletter
  • Assisting with ADVANCE donor database maintenance
  • Identify new individual HMS prospects through a variety of methods, including data mining the ADVANCE donor database, reviewing real estate transactions, alumni newsletters, donor reports, and screening results
  • Compiling preliminary biographical and financial data for use in donor/prospect profiles
  • Reviewing paper and electronic periodicals
  • Administrative responsibilities such as filing, copying, faxing, and occasional front desk coverage

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Has no direct supervisory responsibilities; reports to Senior Research Associates and the Director of Research

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

College degree and at least one year of related work experience preferred

SKILLS:

  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Working knowledge of computer applications
  • Research experience in print reference materials and the Internet
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently

This is an excellent part-time opportunity for someone considering a career in nonprofit management or fundraising, or who shares a strong interest in the Harvard Medical School's mission. Additionally, the intern will gain valuable experience in data analysis, internet searching, and donor (prospect) research.

The ideal candidate is a current student with interest in Business Librarianship or Information Science & Technology. This position is a non-credit internship.

The position will pay $12/hour; not to exceed 17 hours per week.

Interested candidates, please send a resume including a list of courses completed to John F. Foschio, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Medical School at: john_foschio@hms.harvard.edu

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Library Assistant, AccuFile, Boston, MA

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks enthusiastic Library Assistant for part-time position at a law firm in downtown Boston. This entry level role entails both library and administrative tasks. The work will be ongoing, 5 days per week for 4 hours per day. The Library Assistant position is a great career opportunity for a SLIS student with the ability to manage multiple priorities and thrive in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Process new library materials;
  • Check-in and distribution of library mail using SydneyPlus ILS;
  • Perform timely distribution of routed current awareness and other library materials;
  • Monitor of client's library email;
  • File legal research updates;
  • Update library postings on client firm's intranet;
  • General law library maintenance including shelving and organizing library materials;
  • Perform cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection development and document retrieval as directed;
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Library Services.

Qualifications:

  • Some college level education required; MLIS student preferred;
  • Law firm or library experience required;
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products with knowledge of SydneyPlus ILS highly desired;
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

To apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, jobs@accufile.com.

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit

www.accufile.com

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Scientific Editor, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

Position Summary:

The position is working for Randstad on-site at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company.

The position is a 6-12 month contract position.

The Nonclinical Writing group is looking for a contract Scientific Editor to coordinate reviews and edit nonclinical documentation for regulatory submissions. Scientific Editors are critical to the success of the Nonclinical Writing group and are primarily responsible for editing nonclinical study reports and submission sections, as well as timeline management related to those documents.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This candidate will be responsible for:

  • Independently editing nonclinical protocols, reports, and summary document sections.
  • Providing ad hoc writing support for reports and written and tabulated summary sections.
  • Creating content-rich templates.
  • Independently creating nonclinical tabulated summaries.
  • Using their regulatory and editorial expertise to provide guidance to nonclinical project team members.

Duties:

  • Edit nonclinical protocols, reports, and regulatory summary document (submission) sections (eg, INDs, IMPDs, Briefing Documents).
  • Populate annual updates for regulatory agencies (eg, IND ARs, DSURs) from final reports and protocols.
  • With guidance, coordinate the nonclinical components (timeline, reviews, revisions) on projects of moderate scope (eg, nonclinical sections of an IND).
  • Represent the nonclinical function on cross-functional submission working group meetings.
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to project timelines.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 3+ years pharma or related experience.
  • Experience with scientific editing/writing or publications preferred.

Years of Experience:

3-5 years

Contact:

Lauri Marsanne
Sr. Account Manager
On-site business partner of:
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
40 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.444.4360
Lauri.marsanne@takeda.com
Lauri.marsanne@randstadusa.com

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Young Adult's Librarian II, Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian II position in the Grove Hall Branch. The successful candidate will execute the Library's program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school.

Experience - Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults' literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements

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

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

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

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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

The Organization

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

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

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

Salary

$44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Bilingual skills (Spanish) desirable.

Requirements

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

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

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

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Humanities Librarian, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Humanities Librarian.  The successful candidate will be oversee collection development and management as well as provide reference and instructional support for the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  In addition, the Humanities Librarian will provide general reference service and will be expected to carry out scholarly and service activities required to attain tenure.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of humanities information resources.  Educational background and/or experience in a relevant humanities discipline.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience using resources in the humanities. Work experience in academic libraries, particularly collection development, reference and instruction.  Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.  Knowledge of current assessment issues/trends in academic libraries. Record of professional service and/or scholarship. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable. 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to libjobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

For a more detailed position description, see: https://jedi.tcnj.edu/webteam/employment/academic

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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Library Director, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to fill the position of Library Director. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive, collaborative team-builder who is an experienced and committed professional with proven management and administrative skills. The successful candidate must be aware of current and emerging trends and best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date Winter 2015.  The Town of Wellesley, with a population of 28,000, is a predominantly residential community located approximately 13 miles west of Boston.  Wellesley has an excellent school system and three thriving colleges within its boundaries.  The Wellesley Free Library serves the Town of Wellesley through a main library and two branch libraries, with a unionized staff of 68.  Other relevant statistics include a budget of $2.25 million, annual circulation of 855,000, and a collection exceeding 300,000 items.  This library has a long history of providing high quality, innovative services.

The Director is the chief administrative and chief financial officer for the library and reports to the elected six member Board of Library Trustees.  The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, financial management including budgeting, strategic planning and institutional advancement. He or she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and other libraries.  The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, including demonstrated financial management abilities, the ability to articulate a vision for library service and inspire others, the capacity to interact effectively with multiple constituencies and to serve as the library's representative throughout the community.

Demonstrable leadership and skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning and personnel and financial management are essential.  The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills as well as possessing the personal qualities of integrity, dedication, energy, an entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, six years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. Salary range $75,000 to $115,000 commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. 

Please visit http://www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org/directorsearch.html for more information.  Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word or PDF document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 15, 2014.

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Processing Archivist, Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time (24 hours per week) processing archivist for one year at The JTS Library. The processing archivist will be responsible for processing collections in Hebrew and English and work with Archivist Toolkit. The position commences in November 2014 and runs through October 2015 and is under the supervision of the Administrative Librarian for Special Collections.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at www.jtsa.edu/library.xml

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Physical reorganization, rehousing and sorting of archival collection in multiple formats including audio.
  • Creation of finding aid in EAD format utilizing Archivist Toolkit  

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management.
  • Excellent reading knowledge of Hebrew 
  • One year's experience in processing archival collections 
  • Experience working with Archivist Toolkit
  • Experience working with digital objects
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks

Application Instructions:Please send your resume and cover letter to hrdept@jtsa.edu.

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Intern, Everyday Democracy, East Hartford, CT

Everyday Democracy is seeking a library science or archival studies graduate student in spring 2015 to help us archive historical materials, digitize and organize a file collection, and maintain our online and physical library system. Everyday Democracy is a national nonprofit working locally and nationally to build a stronger, more equitable democracy. You can learn more at www.everyday-democracy.org.

The library science intern will report to the Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, assisting her in the archiving, digitizing and library projects. Working in a flexible and creative nonprofit environment, the intern will have opportunities to sharpen his or her skills in cataloging and organizing information, research and writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Creating online and print finding aids for our historical collection
  • Coordinating with our records management company on the entry of archives into storage
  • Designing a system for maintaining our archival system
  • Researching libraries to house our seminal documents and records on the topics of social justice and public participation
  • Digitzing files and creating a protocol for the handling of incoming print materials
  • Organizing our online and physical library system
  • Providing assistance, as needed, on our information management system

COMMITMENT:

Time commitment is 10-20 hours per week for 15 weeks. Working hours are flexible but the work must be completed between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at our office in East Hartford, Conn. This is a paid internship opportunity. The applicant should have an interest in supporting a nonprofit that wishes to preserve and share its history on advancing efforts to strengthen local and national democracy.

TALENTS/SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Strong grasp of archival theory, principles and practice
  • Work experience in a library or with an archiving project is a plus
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, creative thinker and team player
  • An open mind and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Ability to learn programs and processes quickly
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Either currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Master of Library Science or Archival Studies program.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications will be accepted through January 9, 2015. To apply, please email the following documents to Carrie Boron, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning Officer, at cboron@everyday-democracy.org with "Library Science Internship" in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in and skills to take on this opportunity

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Health Sciences Librarian, Mugar Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code1767/I3014*

Job Description

Lead library staff in supporting health science interests across the Boston University Charles River campus. Act as primary liaison for department chairs, faculty, and students in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College and engage in outreach to other campus constituencies, such as School of Public Health students. Provide library instruction, research, and consultative services for faculty and students in the discovery, evaluation, and organization of scholarly resources as both specialist and generalist collaborating in a team departmental environment. Develop and maintain web-based materials to support and maintain these services. Manage library collections for health sciences and other assigned subject areas, and stay abreast of developments in scholarly communication and higher education. Integrate technology into all aspects of work.

Required Skills

MLS, advanced degree in health sciences preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated expertise using web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. One to three years of related experience. Based on experience, candidate would be hired as a Librarian I (Salary Grade 41) or a Librarian II (Salary Grade 42).

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

Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

SalaryGrade 41/42

Apply for this position online.

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Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Public Schools is a diverse, well-resourced urban public school district committed to the twin values of academic excellence and social justice.

The Assistant Director Library Media Services K-12 is a member of the district's Information, Communications, and Technology Services (ICTS) leadership team, and the district's Instructional Council, and reports to both the Chief Information Officer and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The Assistant Director serves as liaison between the ICTS department and school-level stakeholders and works collaboratively with teachers, school administrators and curriculum leaders to plan, direct, implement and evaluate the educational technology and library/media programs and resources that support student learning and achievement. Responsibilities include hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, conducting professional development on the uses of various forms and classes of information, assisting school-based library media and educational technology teams on the development of instructional unit plans that address different student learning needs and that
integrate varied technology and information resources, work with Principals and school-based staff to monitor and implement the technology Acceptable Use Policy and Exploratory Skills and Processes (ESP) including copyright laws, proper use of technology, the Internet, and Web 2.0 resources, maintain and coordinates inventory, and participate in budgeting planning and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS degree, and five years related experience. Mass. DESE licensure: Library Media Specialist, and Supervisor/Director (Non-Core)

Salary:  $99,945 - $114,104

To Apply:  Apply online at the Cambridge Public Schools website, www.cpsd.us. Applications requested by October 30, 2014. This position is available January 1, 2015.

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Part Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Part time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 10 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $23.75-$27.89/hr, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Young Adult Specialist, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with particular focus on service to middle school students that supports education and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Full Time Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is collaborative and communicative. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $843.26-$990.31/week, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

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EMIERT Program Proposals Are Now Being Solicited for ALA Annual 2015 (San Francisco)

The Ethnic Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) encourages innovative and fresh perspectives on current dialogues in diversity initiatives, issues and services. The form is available online.

Due Date for Submission is:  Friday, October 17, 2014

Guidelines for Proposals

The topic of the panel program or session is open but EMIERT encourages proposals that highlight diversity and multiculturalism. EMIERT encourages innovative ideas and fresh perspectives about diversity initiatives, issues and services. EMIERT encourages members of EMIERT to submit proposals for sponsorship (if not already a member, proposers must become members of EMIERT before Annual). Sponsorship is EMIERT's commitment to fund the audiovisual equipment needs of the panel presentation or session.

Proposals should consist of:

  • A panel/session description of 100-150 words and tentative title
  • Names of participants and their professional affiliation
  • Four subject areas that will help to categorize the program
  • Three program objectives that describe what attendees will learn
  • Audiovisual equipment required for the presentation (LCD projector, microphone, etc.)
  • If the program proposal has been submitted for sponsorship or co-sponsorship by another ALA entity, please provide the name of this entity
  • 2 preferred dates and times for scheduling on Saturday, June 27 or Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Proposals can be submitted online through our EMIERT Annual Program Submission Form until 11:59pm ET on Friday, October 17, 2014.

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Library/Research Assistant (paid internship), Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Start Date:           October/November 2014

Schedule:             20 hours per week

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: library@draper.com

Draper is a defense and aerospace research and development laboratory.  It has a scientific/technical library and we are excited to offer a student hands-on practical experience in a corporate/special library setting.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are enthusiastic, creative, self-directed, communicative, and enjoy collaborating with colleagues and clients.  A background in technology, defense, aerospace, or even science in general would be helpful, but not necessary.  If you're interested in (or even just curious about) any of these topics, this will be a perfect place to expand your knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in business development, market intelligence, and engineering research projects.
  • Analyze client requests to determine needed information and assist in locating that information.
  • Become adept in tools such as Thomson Innovation, ProQuest Dialog, DACIS, IEEE Xplore, Leadership Online, and IBISWorld.
  • Set up, monitor, and evaluate current awareness alerts.
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Participate in software implementation and train in Microsoft SharePoint, a collaboration tool used by many companies that works with information on their own intranets.
  • Deliver online and in-person training and instruction to Lab personnel.
  • Assist in compilation of ROI (Return on Investment) reports to management.
  • Contribute to various library projects as needed.

Education Required:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master of Library Science program.
  • Anticipated graduation date should be no sooner than May 2016.

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Job Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover (population about 30,000) seeks an innovative, dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the library director.  Responsibilities include the management of all library operations, budget and personnel.  In addition, the director will oversee the collection development, programming, and building maintenance.  The new director must have excellent communication skills in order to advocate effectively for the library to the town and to engage in community outreach. It is essential for the director to be knowledgeable of new and emerging technologies to promote library innovation.  Full participation and support of a strategic planning process currently underway to modernize and possibly renovate and expand the library is required.

Qualifications:  

MLS from an ALA accredited institution; certification as a professional librarian by the MBLC; 6 years of library experience with at least 3 years of supervisory and administrative experience; knowledge of latest library technology.

Salary:  $70,447 - 77,000

Closing Date:  October 23, 2014

Email resume and letter of application to:

Chair, Director Search Committee
Steven Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Email: stevens-search@mvlc.org

The Town of North Andover is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

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Reference Librarian (part time), Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Salary Range: $23.43/hour; Sunday time and a half

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. The Reference Department is seeking a customer service oriented team member to assist patrons with their varied information needs.

Answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email, text reference and real time. Enthusiastically instructs patrons in the use of all library resources and provides readers advisory service. Participates in department activities including class instruction and programming, keeps current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools as they relate to reference and public service, updates and contributes to blogs and LibGuides, works on projects and other duties as assigned.

Hours: On-call weekday/evening and weekend hours

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with HTML and blogs, LibGuides, Web 2.0 tools and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to resumes@newtonma.gov. Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site.

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference Interlibrary Loan Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Great opportunity to learn how ILL works and intern with a great department!

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community.

The Reference Department is seeking a detailed oriented team member to work on Interlibrary Loan projects and other tasks.  The tasks include data entry, keeping track of use statistics, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

Qualifications:  Basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal); basic math skills; computer skills; familiarity with Windows, Word Processing; typing skills (40 words per minute); ability to lift (up to 20 lbs) and push loaded book trucks; ability to package materials to be mailed; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System and Excel.

Hours: 11 hours/week- Monday-Friday

Rate: $8.00 per hour

Position open until filled.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to resumes@newtonma.gov. Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site.

The City of Newton is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Research & Instruction Librarians (2), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian

Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian

https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/730

Position Details

Amherst College, a highly selective liberal-arts college, seeks two talented librarians for newly created positions in the library's Research & Instruction department. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment, are interested in mentoring a diverse student body, and/or who have a record of teaching a diverse student population.

As part of a collaborative and dynamic team of seven Research & Instruction librarians, both positions will teach in the library's program of course-integrated research instruction; build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their information needs; serve as subject librarian for several departments, acting as research instructor, liaison, and selector; and provide general research help and guide library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats. Additionally, the Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian will focus on strategies to support student success through library instruction, resources, and services. The Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian will take the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates responsive, disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes; teaches how to use information in a variety of settings; and supports students pursuing independent research projects.
  • Serves as subject specialist and liaison to several academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, possibly in foreign languages/literature or disciplines with quantitative needs [may include Economics, Psychology, French, Spanish, Russian, or Math & Statistics, depending on strengths and fit]: provides in-depth consultations about resources and research strategies; develops and manages relevant collections in all formats; connects faculty and students with library services.
  • Provides research assistance in the main Robert Frost Library.
  • Incorporates emerging information technologies and new uses of resources in response to evolving patterns of publishing and information dissemination.
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the Library, the College, Five Colleges, and at regional and national organizations.
  • Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library and across the College.

Additional areas of focus

Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian: Develops outreach strategies to promote library instruction, resources, and services; liaises with student groups and other departments and offices on campus supporting student success.

Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian: Takes the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience; anticipates and supports changes in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent.
  • A history of excellent teaching; a commitment to undergraduates and undergraduate education; and a record of rapport and collaboration on assignments, course design, and pedagogical strategies.
  • Experience in an academic library or research institution with a focus on teaching, resource selection, or other public services.
  • Strong academic background and intellectual curiosity; additional graduate degree and fluency in a foreign language preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the Library to a variety of constituents.
  • Commitment to work closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators.
  • Willingness to tackle challenges in an academic library with energy and enthusiasm, showing patience, tact, and good humor in providing user-focused public service.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references at https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/730. A review of applications will begin October 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

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Research & Instruction/Business and Technology Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Bothell, WA

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library and Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue.

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

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

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:

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

The Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) is part of the University of Washington Bothell's School of Business. Located nearby in Bellevue, WA, the ELC is home to the University of Washington Bothell Leadership MBA program, BA in Business program, and a new Master of Science in Accounting  program. More about the ELC:  http://www.uwb.edu/business/centers/elc

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Research & Instruction/Business & Technology Librarian will serve as one of two liaisons to the School of Business, and collaborate with the science librarians to support technology-related areas, such as engineering and computer science.

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

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

In consultation with the Head of Collections, the Business Librarian, science librarians and faculty, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.

In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries at the UW Bothell Eastside Leadership Center and in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services.

Some evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required at both campus locations.

Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting is highly desirable. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or coursework in business, business librarianship, engineering, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

SALARY: $48,000 minimum, 12 month annual contract. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

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

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity Investments) on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. Excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS:         

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:       

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., October 31, 2014. 

University of Washington Libraries home page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

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

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

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

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Archives Internship, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline, MA

Park: Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Project: Support Archives/Curatorial Division

Position: Archives Internship

Introduction 

The archives intern selected for the Archives / Curatorial division will support preservation projects on the historic archival collection held at the site.

Background

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site is a 7.21 acre property located in Brookline, Massachusetts.  The mission of site is to preserve and interpret the legacy and significant resources associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture, and the premier landscape design firm he established in 1883 at his "Fairsted" property in Brookline, Massachusetts. Olmsted retired from practice in 1895, at which point his sons and successors perpetuated his design ideals, philosophy and legacy over the course of the next century. 

The Olmsted home and office were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and became part of the National Park Service in 1979. Primary resources include the historic Olmsted House, Office, residential landscape, and archival collections containing approximately 1,000,000 original design records associated with more than 6000 projects. Olmsted National Historic Site manages an active research program that provides access to archival documentation for the study and rehabilitation of Olmsted-designed landscapes nationwide. In addition, the park offers programs and exhibits on the firm's work and legacy; and engages young people in thinking and learning about the history and contemporary relevance of public parks through a growing menu of curriculum-based programs.  

Internship Overview:  

The SCA applicant selected for this internship will gain valuable experience in historic site museum operations. Specifically, the intern will have opportunities to participate in the historic preservation of archival collections. This intern will collaborate with experienced archivists to gain knowledge in the field of cultural resource management and preservation. The internship may also provide an opportunity to observe or assist with the site's education and visitor services programs.

Internship Goals and Objectives:  

  • Develop knowledge of the cultural resources held at the national historic site.
  • Successfully complete historic preservation projects related to our core mission.
  • Gain knowledge in the field of archives and museum studies.
  • Assist with digitizing the historic landscape photograph albums.
  • Provide informal visitor contact while working on resources.
  • Work with archives staff to re-house museum collections and edit collection finding aids.
  • Learn about the history and mission of the National Park Service, and understand the role that preservation of museum collections plays in cultivating public stewardship of natural and cultural resources managed by the NPS.

Project Scope:

  • Understand park and agency missions, and how preservation of cultural resources plays a vital role in the achievement of these missions.
  • Understand the principles of cultural resource management and use them to participate in meaningful projects that allow visitors to forge connections with the site and its stories.
  • Work with senior staff to refine collections care skills.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with NPS colleagues and park partners.
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of park staff and volunteers as they relate to preservation and safety.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to accomplish a project.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Desire to and/or background working in public service.

Special Skills Required:

The incumbent should have familiarity with basic archival practices and have experience using a computer. In addition, the applicant should have demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to accomplish projects and operational goals and objectives; a desire to and/or background in working with people of varied ages; In addition, the incumbent should be highly motivated and interested in public service.

Other Information

Position closes October 6, 2014 

Interested Applicants should apply at: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/archives-intern/po-00605627

or contact:

Kerri Weeks, SCA    kweeks@thesca.org

Additional Training Provided by the Park:

Intern will be provided with in-house training regarding the safe handling and care of museum collections and use of the ICMS (Interior Collection Management System) used to manage museum collections. First Aid and CPR training will also be available. 

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Information Resource Specialist, Bentley Staffing, New Haven, CT

Compensation: Based on Experience

Job Description:

The qualified individual will be required to perform diversified duties under general direction in order to maintain consistency and order amongst information research materials and documentation in the Information Resource Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide document delivery (locate, purchase and deliver) to internal customers, locating information using print and electronic resources. Share department responsibility for developing the library collection and acquiring literature by providing recommendations to management on the most cost effective method. Recommend or select documents, videos, or recordings for acquisition, repair, replacement or destruction. Maintain collection of catalogs and manage distribution of books, periodicals, documents, and other published materials by tracking and adding materials as needed. Provide email alerts to electronic distribution list notifying recipients of current research available for purchase. May require coordination with Publisher. Provide recommendations to Library Web Master on content that would be valuable to customers to locate on the IRC Website. May support internal documentation and organize/maintain the coordinating files and archives (both electronic and hard copy) for specific projects or departments. Ensure that IRC generated documents are maintained in accordance with COV records retention policy. Collaborate with cross-GBU library staff to identify current technology improvements and provide recommendations to management on ways to expand and improve the IRC.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation. Continue to develop skills through additional training and educational programs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education required/ preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science desirable

Experience: Experience in a fast-paced, high-volume document production environment or work experience in a library setting (preferably in the health-care industry)

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: Effective computer skills. Experience with regulatory and/or clinical documentation is a plus

Please email your resume to Christopher@BentleyStaffing.com to be considered for this opportunity.

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Law Firm Librarian, Bulkley Richardson, Springfield, MA

(Position open: September 29, 2014 until filled.)

Bulkley Richardson seeks a full-time solo law librarian for its offices in Springfield, Boston & Amherst. Primary location is in Springfield. Excellent salary and benefits package.

General Duties:

  • Responsible for the overall control of the firm's research collection in the Law Library, in attorneys' offices and online.
  • Plans for changes in research collections and services, prepares and monitors the Law Library's budget and bills.
  • Provides reference services and legal research for attorneys, paralegals and staff.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree, or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Three or more years of relevant experience in a law library or legal information center of a law firm or corporate setting.
  • Database research experience including Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint.
  • Relevant knowledge of legal research, non-legal sources, public records and corporate research.
  • Familiarity with legal and non-legal sources.
  •  Computer and technology skills including working knowledge of MS Office.

Desired:

  • JD with some practical experience.
  • Experience with DB/Text for Libraries.
  • Ability to implement new technologies.
  • Experience with intranet development and management.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

Send cover letter and résumé to:
Patrick J. Hourihan, Executive Director Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP P.O. Box 15507
Springfield, MA 01115-5507
(413) 781-2820
Email applications also acceptable to: phourihan@bulkley.com

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Project-Based Volunteer Opportunity, Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

Location Name: The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center
Address: 27 Everett Street
City, State, ZIP: Sharon, MA, 02067
Websitehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/archives-research-center.html#t1

Supervisor: Nicole Lapenta
Emailnlapenta@ttor.org

Hours:

Business Days
4-8 hours a week between
Tuesday-Thursday: 9:00-4:00

Mass Transit:
Accessible via mass transit
Commuter train from South Station to Sharon. Walk 15 minutes to the Archives & Research Center.

Parking: Parking available

Volunteer Position:

The Trustees of Reservations has a volunteer opportunity available for an archives or cultural heritage student.

The Volunteer will help The Trustees assess and improve archival documentation. The Volunteer will be responsible for reviewing finding aids and comparing them against the physical holdings. The Volunteer will note any discrepancies and work with the Head Archivist to resolve the issues.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a demonstrated interest in history or cultural heritage work;
  • Understand the basic tenets of archival documentation and proper handling of fragile physical materials;
  • Be detail-oriented.

This is a 4-8 hour a week position available until the project is completed. Please send resumes to Nicole at nlapenta@ttor.org.       

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history.  In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people.  Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities.

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

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

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

 

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Lockwood Collection Volunteer, Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

Location Name: The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center
Address: 27 Everett Street
City, State, ZIP: Sharon, MA, 02067
Websitehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/archives-research-center.html#t1

Supervisor: Laura Kitchings
Emaillkitchings@ttor.org

Hours:

Business Days
Wednesday-Friday: 9:30-4:00

Mass Transit:
Accessible via mass transit
Commuter train from South Station to Sharon. Walk 15 minutes to the Archives & Research Center.

Parking: Parking available

Volunteer Position:

Process the Robin Zitter Collection of Henrietta Lockwood related to The Trustees of Reservations property Long Hill. Arrange, describe, preserve, and create a finding aid and PastPerfect record for the collection. The collection is approximately 6.3 linear feet and includes slides, gardening notes, notebooks, and photographs. Please send resumes to Laura Kitchings at lkitchings@ttor.org

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history.  In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people.  Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities.

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

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

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

 

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Digital Archives Volunteer, Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

ocation Name: The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center
Address: 27 Everett Street
City, State, ZIP: Sharon, MA, 02067
Websitehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/archives-research-center.html#t1

Supervisor: Sarah Hayes

Hours:

Business Days
Tuesday-Thursday: 8-4:00

Mass Transit:
Accessible via mass transit
Commuter train from South Station to Sharon. Walk 15 minutes to the Archives & Research Center.

Parking: Parking available

Volunteer Position:

The Trustees of Reservations has a volunteer opportunity availablefor an archives or cultural heritage student.

The volunteer will help The Trustees prepare digital images for import into the collection management system. Responsibilities will include:

  • Scanning photographs and other physical materials,
  • Using metadata schema and content standards to describe items;
  • Importing images and data to the content management system.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a demonstrated interest in history or cultural heritage work;
  • Understand the basic tenets of archival metadata and proper handling of fragile physical materials;
  • Be detail-oriented;
  • Have experience using Adobe Photoshop and collection management systems.

This is an 8 hour a week position available with the possibility of extension.  Please send your resume to Sarah Hayes at shays@ttor.org.

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history.  In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people.  Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities. 

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

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

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

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Stewardship Volunteer, Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

Location Name: The Trustees of Reservations Archives & Research Center
Address: 27 Everett Street
City, State, ZIP: Sharon, MA, 02067
Websitehttp://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/greater-boston/archives-research-center.html#t1

Supervisor: Danielle Hubing
Email: dhubing@ttor.org

Hours:

Business Days
Tuesday-Thursday: 8-4:00
Friday: 8-2

Mass Transit:
Accessible via mass transit
Commuter train from South Station to Sharon. Walk 15 minutes to the Archives & Research Center.

Parking: Parking available

Volunteer Position:

Process three small manuscript collections relating to the stewardship of three properties: William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Field Farm, and Long Hill. Arrange, describe, preserve, and create a finding aid for each collection. Create a record in PastPerfect for each collection. Upon completion of the first three properties the candidate may have the option of choosing the next property to process.

The first collection [William Cullen Bryant Homestead, 8 cubic foot]

The second collection [Field Farm, Williamstown, .5 cubic feet]

The third collection [Long Hill, Beverly, 1 cubic foot]

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history.  In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people.  Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities.

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

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

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

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Volunteer, Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

Cathryn Mercier is looking for volunteers to hand out Simmons materials at the upcoming Boston Book Festival, October 25. Email her at cathryn.mercier@simmons.edu if you're interested!

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Library Systems Administrator, Florence County Library, Florence, SC

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under the supervision of the Library Director, develops, maintains and supports the Library System's Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and servers using independent judgment and initiative within the framework of established policies. Supervises daily activities of subordinate personnel and assists with a wide variety of computer and telecommunications hardware, operating systems, and software to serve the needs of library system users and staff.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; recommending the selection of new employees; acting on employee problems; and recommending employee discipline. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Maintains Library automation system (Evergreen), ensuring that all modules, including cataloging, circulation, in-house email, online public access catalog (OPAC), web-based public catalog, acquisitions, and all other operations are secure, stable, and functioning properly at all times.

Identifies, analyzes and resolves server, network, and system problems.

Installs, configures and replaces routers.

Installs, configures and maintains network security, including firewall.

Troubleshoots, installs and configures software applications on servers.

Performs network and systems backups on servers.

Develops and maintains documentation for servers.

Administers email server, maintains user accounts and maintains server security.

Monitors system logs and performs security audits.

Provides full system recovery of services within a specified time frame.

Evaluates, tests, and validates new software releases, and variations of system configurations; analyzes and adjusts Windows servers for performance and efficient operations; maintains a high level of optimization; and develops and implements system monitoring procedures.

Installs, updates and modifies LAN/WAN hardware and software and measures the performance and capabilities to identify trouble areas or bottlenecks.

Provides training to library staff and public.

Participates in on call rotation.

Diagnoses, repairs and maintains computer equipment and peripherals.

Maintains inventory of software that has been loaded and monitors software licenses for compliance.

Assists in implementation, documentation and maintenance of WAN and Internet node access hardware including routers and switches; and branch telecommunications equipment.

Trains other staff as needed in computer troubleshooting techniques.

Prepares grant proposals for special funding.

Keeps informed of professional developments in library and information science and computer technology.

Attends professional meetings and conferences as deemed necessary.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Weed collections; moves furniture and equipment as needed.

Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various reports and documents, including job applications, order slips, statistical reports, activity reports, memos, technology plans, wiring diagrams, e-rate applications and reports, correspondence, etc.

Acts as a local Systems Administrator of the SC LENDS consortium and acts as a liaison on technical issues.

Interacts and communicates with immediate supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, County department directors, managers and employees, S.C. Library Association and other professional association members, professional peers, S.C. State Library officials and consultants, news media, community groups, vendors, and the general public.

Operates various types of office equipment including computer, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone, etc.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties as required. The Florence County Library System may change assigned work location and schedule of any position depending upon the needs of the system.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Masters degree in library science and two years of Windows systems administration required. Minimum two years experience as a LAN/WAN administrator preferred. Library experience preferred. Other combinations of experience, education and training that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License.

Applications taken until October 03, 2014***

Minimum Annual Salary: $38,535

Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V. Download and review the County's Policy on Non-Discrimination

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Head, Education Resources and Learning Librarian/Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Head of Education Resources and Online Learning Librarian reports to the Assistant Dean for online/distance learning and supervisory duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and liaison responsibilities.

Summary of Duties:

30%     Provides library services to faculty, staff, and students participating in the University's online and distance learning courses and/or programs; works collaboratively with other subject specialists who serve online faculty and students; researches, evaluates and assists in implementing technologies to enhance online and distance learning; works to provide services that meet or exceed ACRL's Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.

25%    Oversees operations of the Education Resources department and supervises and evaluates the department's Library Associate.

25%    Serves as a selector and liaison for the College of Human Sciences & Education's School of Library and Information Science, School of Education, and School of Kinesiology, providing outreach, instruction, and specialized reference services to faculty and students in those disciplines; develops discipline-specific subject guides, instructional and other materials as needed; works with faculty in the College to embed information literacy in the curriculum; participates in liaison group activities; participates in accreditation and program reviews.

15%     Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.

05%    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; at least two years of experience in instructional design or technology-based course delivery; demonstrated knowledge of current principles and practices of distance learning and/or instructional learning technology; demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating and using online library instructional materials; experience providing reference services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; evidence of potential to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in Instructional Design, Informational Technology, or related area; experience in providing reference service in an academic environment; at least two years supervisory experience.

Application:

The application deadline is October 6, 2014 or until the position has been filled. To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58294

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Science Librarian/Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Science Librarian reports to the Head, Research & Instruction Services for research and instruction duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities.

Summary of Duties:

45%     Serves as selector and subject specialist liaison for a range of biological, environmental, and/or physical science disciplines. Provides outreach, instruction, and specialized research services to faculty and students in those disciplines. Advocates for use of library services and resources; seeks departmental and campus partnerships and collaborations.

15%     Provides general and specialized research services at the Research Desk; may work nights and weekends in rotation.

15%     Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.

10%     Works with staff of the institutional repository to provide data services and assistance with the IR to faculty and students in assigned subject areas; works with the head of the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Open Access Initiatives Librarian to develop and implement initiatives related to these issues.

10%     Provides library instruction for general library training sessions.

5%       Other duties as assigned.

Required:

Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; degree in a science discipline or two years academic library experience working with a science discipline; experience providing reference/research services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; evidence of potential to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure; knowledge of institutional repositories and scholarly communication issues.

Preferred:

Advanced degree in a science discipline; experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues.

Applications

Application deadline is October 6, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is hired. To apply, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58293

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National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships, Multiple Locations

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for the academic year 2014-2015. These are for the academic year only; a separate notice will be sent out in January 2015 for summer 2015 positions.

The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.

Please note that recent graduates (degree received August 2013 or later) are eligible for the program, as well as those currently enrolled in a relevant academic program.

Download descriptions of the academic year internship positions.

The information is also available on the websites of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council at www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php. A downloadable application is available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.

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Research Assistant to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Em Claire Knowles, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Position: Seeking a Simmons graduate student to be my Research Assistant, Fall semester 2014, to start by October 16.

Working with: Mary Shapiro, in my role as the Trust Professor for Leadership Development

Compensation: $20/hour for 10 hours per week

Description of responsibilities: The Trust Professorship has been established to highlight the work we already do on leadership in all five schools at Simmons and to develop a leadership platform within the core experience we are designing for our undergraduates. As the RA assisting in that work, you will work with me to:

  • Structure and populate a compendium of leadership articles and materials that would be available to all faculty. This includes pulling from numerous repositories already across campus and creating and organizing content in one location.
  • Manage a literature search on leadership. This would include organizing and annotating current articles and conducting an updated search.
  • Continue and expand on the competitive analyses of how other colleges are pursuing a leadership agenda at their institutions.
  • Review Simmons' course offerings, identify those focused on leadership, solicit syllabi from course instructors, and organize for analyses.
  • Assist in building a college-wide definition of leadership. This may include statistical analyses of qualitative data.
  • Other activities as evolved and interested in!

Competencies needed:  Given the responsibilities of the position, the qualifications include:

  • strong capacity in database search and management;
  • intermediate skills in Excel  (able to build, manipulate, import data)
  • is a good critical thinker and writer.
  • enjoys the topics of leadership, gender, higher education and the undergraduate experience.
  • has a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Application:  If you are interested, please submit the following to mary.shapiro@simmons.edu by October 9:

  • A resume or CV.
  • A word.doc (no more than 2 pages) that includes the following:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • Describe how you meet the job's requirements.
    • Describe how you would approach this work. 
  • A writing sample. This could be a course deliverable (ie, paper, case analyses) or from your professional life.

Developing this leadership platform across the undergraduate experience is an exciting initiative that will have a great impact on Simmons College and each of its students. I am looking forward to working with someone who shares my enthusiasm and vision!

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.
  • Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.
  • Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.
  • Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.
  • Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.
  • Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science required.
  • 1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.
  • Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.
  • A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.
  • Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.
  • Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.
  • Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

See: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4546 to apply.

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Library Assistant, Access Services Representative, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Director of SMFA Library Services and Visual Resources, this part-time position involves overseeing the Circulation Desk at the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library, which serves the circulating library requirements of the Faculty, Students, and Staff in all areas and departments, including the MFA's curatorial departments. The Library Assistant will supervise and train student workers at the Circulation Desk; provide research assistance to library patrons, including teaching patrons basic and advanced search techniques and point of need research assistance; assist patrons in person, by phone and via email with accessing library services, including Interlibrary Loan; assist Library Associate with Interlibrary Loan; assist with stack maintenance and the circulation of library materials; assist with course reserves; uphold library policies; troubleshoot basic computer, printer and other technical issues; maintain and replenish Circulation Desk materials and supplies; maintain statistics and records of Circulation Desk activity and assist with opening and closing the library.

Requirements include: college degree, preferably in an arts related field of study; 1 year of library experience or current enrollment in library science program; must be detail-oriented and be capable of completing projects independently; customer service experience required; familiarity with both PC and Mac computer platforms a must. Current students enrolled in a Library and Information Sciences Graduate Program with a strong interest in public services in an academic art library encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to:resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The SMFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

SCHEDULE

16.00 hours per week

Shifts include: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 4:00pm-8:00pm and Sat & Sun, 1:00pm-5:00pm

For more information: http://www.mfa.org/employment/library-assistant-access-services-representative

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Serials and Digital Access Metadata Librarian, Assistant Library Professor, University of Vermont Libraries, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to coordinate serials cataloging and e-resource access at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this 12 month faculty librarian position will manage the operations of serials cataloging, maintenance of electronic/print serials, ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. As a vital member of Resource Description and Access Services, the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services to manage and monitor serials functions and digital access issues. This position provides serials cataloging services to the University Libraries which include Bailey/Howe Library and the Dana Medical Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide leadership and management of serials operations and digital access at UVM Libraries. Collaborate closely with the Metadata/Cataloging Librarian in managing RDAS departmental workflow. Coordinate provision of access to e-resources in general and e-serials in particular. Assist with data loads for e-resources and quality control of bibliographic records. Manage e-serials and print serials records and coordinate serials bindery activities. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff. Participate in the library liaison program. Serve on various library, university and professional committees; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program;
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible and relevant professional metadata/serials cataloging experience;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards and tools, such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, FRBR, MESH and NLM classification;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Knowledge of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (CONSER, NACO, SACO) standards;
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema, such as, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, and EAD.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong background in serials and e-resource management;
  • Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability;
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F021PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

CAMPUS PROFILE:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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Cataloging Coordinator, Allen Library, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Performs general and basic cataloging and processing functions as well as assists in the daily operations of the Allen Library (a music/dance library). Actively provides information and services to all patrons. Oversees student employees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance, and related performing arts materials in multiple formats. Creates provisional records for music and dance materials. Oversees the processing of Hartt recordings. Assists in the maintenance of authority records to assure the quality and integrity of the library databases. Ensures a high standard of quality for the catalog and authority database. Trains, provides guidance and oversees student staff on proper copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials. Establishes, maintains and adheres to administrative controls over cataloging records and documents detailing intellectual content. Organizes and arranges materials to facilitate access for patrons and library staff. Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats. Keeps abreast of national cataloging policies. Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the repair of library materials. Provides quality customer service in person and by telephone, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources as necessary and appropriate. Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training, attends committee and staff meetings as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to < 1 year.

SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

PAY GRADE: I.

MORE INFORMATION: Find a complete job description and additional information about salaries and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu. If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599; Fax: 860.768.4732. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Business Librarian, Metadata Librarian, and Head of Reference, Research & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University Library (Fort Myers, FL) is seeking qualified candidates for three new positions: Business Librarian, Metadata Librarian, and Head of Reference, Research & Instruction. Located in sunny southwest Florida, FGCU offers opportunities for professional growth, first-class facilities and technology, and a friendly customer service focused atmosphere. FGCU is a growing, comprehensive public institution offering a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, education, nursing/allied health, resort & hospitality management, public administration and social services. The University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America.

In fact, see what two of our newest librarians have to say about us:

"Working at FGCU Library is the most satisfying career move I've ever made--and that's saying something considering librarianship represents a complete change of venue for this former social worker. The library faculty and staff have been universally friendly, supportive, and welcoming. I count myself fortunate to be an FGCU librarian."

"I love working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and it's exciting to contribute to the development of a young institution that's continually growing."

Enjoy nearby wonderful recreational activities: beaches, bike trails, parks and water, as well as, theatre, arts and music. Details and application instructions are posted here https://jobs.fgcu.edu/

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Circulation Manager, John D. Rockefeller Library, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks enthusiastic, experienced, and customer-focused candidates for the role of Circulation Manager at Brown's John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Rockefeller Library is the main library on Brown's campus for humanities and social sciences and is used by students and faculty across many disciplines. The Circulation Manager plans and provides operational management for all activities and services provided at the Rockefeller Library circulation desk, including circulation, course reserves, document delivery and resource sharing. The Rockefeller circulation desk also serves as an information service point for users on-site and remotely. This position ensures the circulation desk is fully functional for all hours the library is open, including nights and weekends and during inclement weather.

Working closely with library colleagues, the Circulation Manager develops procedures and policies that align the department's services with the Library's goals. S/he uses critical thinking and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and track trends for optimum service provision. S/he plans and develops clear guidelines for implementing new services. This position also serves as liaison to other departments within and beyond the Library to provide information on available services and to ensure consistent service library-wide.

The Circulation Manager supervises approximately 10 bargaining unit staff and several student workers. S/he is responsible for managing staff performance, including hiring, scheduling, evaluating, and training. The successful candidate will demonstrate that s/he can use tact and sound judgment as the position works directly with faculty, students and university staff in a highly-visible public service setting.

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) customer service experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Outstanding human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and good judgment
  • Mathematical skills applicable to budget, payroll, and statistics
  • Experience using an integrated library system
  • Experience using standard office productivity software (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Ability to produce statistical and analytical reports using appropriate tools
  • Experience with academic library public services for the humanities and social sciences
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, clientele, and partners

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. 113332. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Youth Services Library Assistant (Librarian 2), Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Job Description

Salary: $29,303.48 - $39,071.31 annually; $14.04 - $18.27 hourly

General Statement of Duties:

A paraprofessional position, reporting to the Children's Services Branch Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. Assists the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists with the daily operations of assigned branch libraries.
  • Coordinates and performs all circulation activities.
  • Collects, records, and reports appropriate statistics monthly.
  • Acts as a liaison with the Main Library Circulation Department and with C/W MARS as needed.
  • Organizes and performs the holds process and functions.
  • Assists with readers advisory and assists patrons in use of library resources.
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner.
  • Represents the library in the neighborhood branches; assists with developing and maintaining awareness of neighborhood library needs, with emphasis on neighborhood youth.
  • Assists with planning innovative library and outreach programs as needed.
  • In conjunction with supervisor and staff, assists with evaluating existing operations and new services.
  • Participates in interviews, supervises, and trains branch volunteers.
  • Participates in staff training and development opportunities.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work units and level of responsibility.

Required Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A strong commitment to consistent outstanding public service for all patrons.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with professional demeanor.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and prioritize work effectively to ensure completion of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, volunteers, vendors, and citizens using or working in the library.
  • Ability to provide information and guidance clearly, courteously and pleasantly to patrons.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, which may include community outreach.
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies.
  • Knowledge of basic Office Suite tools (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to be flexible and to easily handle varying work assignments.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information.
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Minimum Requirements:
Experience: One year of community public service work, such as library, day care center, recreation program or classroom. Specific courses that have hands-on experience may be substituted for work experience.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Schedule: May include evening and weekend assignments and regularly working at other branch libraries, Main Library, and on Mobile Services vehicle.
Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid drivers license is required.
CORI: Must pass a Criminal Background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or other languages.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • College level courses taken would be helpful

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment, or send resume and cover letter to:

City of Worcester
455 Main Street, Room 109
Worcester, MA 01608
EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline is Friday, October 10, 2014

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community.

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Image Relay Paid Internship, Agri-Mark, Methuen, MA

Process the photo archive of Agri-Mark: The Northeast's Premier Dairy Farmer Cooperative. (North Shore)

This opportunity is intended to enrich the applicant's experience by expanding their work skills. It is especially suited to an MLIS student who would like real world experience with Digital Asset Management as well as interact with the many integrated programs that support a successful marketing department (Cabot Cooperative). The subject matter are the historical farms and dairies and cooperatives of New England.

This paid internship ($12-14 per hour commensurate) is intended to provide up to 60 hours of work over 8 weeks, and consists of processing boxes of older photographs, then foldering them and producing a finding aid for future researchers. The chosen applicant will work with the Communications Director of Agri-Mark to identify the photographs and add metadata, then with Image Relay to create a workflow for scanning the images into their Digital Asset Management system.

The work placement will be at the Agri-Mark Inc. office in Methuen, MA (100 Milk St, Methuen, MA 01844). Letters and resume may be set to james@imagerelay. Please make note of your current degree program, and classes fulfilled, and any relevant enthusiasm...

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Reference & Instruction Librarian (PT), Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH

The Manchester Community College Library in Manchester, NH seeks an energetic, customer-service oriented Librarian to join its team. This is an entry-level position.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Reference & Instruction Librarian combines traditional library reference and instruction services with current and emerging technologies to design and develop engaging reference services and library instruction sessions. This position works within a student-centered, creative, and innovative reference and instruction team, providing exceptional customer service for a diverse population and academic curriculum. This position reports to the Library Director at MCC.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Performs reference duties by assisting users with information and research needs in person, and via telephone, chat, and email.
  • Develops and delivers general and course-integrated information literacy/library instruction and reference programs in person and online.
  • Creates online course research and subject guides.
  • Collaborates with faculty to introduce and integrate information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework, and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the reference collection.
  • Collaborates with professional library staff on policy documents.
  • Provides basic technical support and troubleshooting on library computers, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Attends seminars and serves on committees to stay current with professional development and campus issues.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Master's degree in Library Science, from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a library in a higher education institution; Experience using ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards to develop instruction programs and workshops. Knowledge of print and online resources preferred. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Evening and weekend availability required.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of professional library techniques, systems and procedures. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographical research. Knowledge of reader interest levels in relation to library patrons. Working knowledge of reference books and other information sources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including card catalogs and other reference aids. Ability to assist the public and others with specialized library problems. Ability to assign and supervise the work of technical personnel. Ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the colleges appointing authority.

Position Classification: Librarian I

Labor Grade: 18

Salary: $18.79 - $21.97/per hour

Position #: M2R00041

Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours per week, 1st shift including some nights/Saturdays, Available: immediately.

How to Apply

All applicants who wish to be considered for this position are required to submit a Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Employment Application. Unless specified otherwise, applications shall be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will require certification once submitted. Certification does not constitute or guarantee an interview. If applications pass certification, they will be forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration. When submitting an application, please designate the title of the position and position number for which you are applying.

In addition to submitting the CCSNH Application form, applicants are asked to include a current resume or cv, cover letter, and 3 professional references.

Applications and other documents should be submitted to:

Manchester Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
mcchr@ccsnh.edu

For general questions, please contact Jeannie DiBella at jdibella@ccsnh.edu or (603) 206-8008.

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User Services Librarian, Rhode Island Historical Society Research Center, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks energetic, productive public service-oriented candidates for the position of User Services Librarian. Through the use of innovative approaches, emerging technology and good, old fashioned customer service, the User Services Librarian will work to improve customer-centered services and meet the needs of the variety of users for this private research center. The User Services Librarian will serve as a vital link between the public and the specialized library staff. An ability to make connections between research topics, facilitate research requests, and keep the Big Picture in mind is crucial to success in this position. Reporting to the Director for Collections, this position will provide leadership and oversight for User Experience services, which will include the primary functions of reference desk and virtual reference services, as well as serving on project teams within the RIHS. Strong organizational, communication and assessment skills are a must, and the successful candidate will have broad responsibility for ensuring that the library goes the extra mile to surpass the needs of its users creatively, efficiently, and effectively.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of and experience in addressing the challenges facing research facilities today, including rapid changes in technology; the storage and delivery of analog and digital information; creative and efficient use of physical spaces; and changing perceptions of the role of private libraries and museums in the education sector.

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 5 to 7 years experience in a public service position at a research library required. Background and interest in American history or Rhode Island history preferred. Some weekend and evening hours. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have good computer skills especially with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Manual dexterity, including hand/eye coordination and ability to handle books, manuscripts, images, and other paper-based collections.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Rate of Pay

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and based on funding for similar positions at like organizations. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; health insurance (medical, dental, and vision offered); long-term disability and life insurance program; pension.

The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

To Apply

Email letter, resume/CV and names of three references to: jobs@rihs.org with User Services Librarian in subject line. Applications close October 17.

No phone calls, please.

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Library Assistant, The New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Summary

The New England College of Optometry, a small, professional graduate school in Boston's Back Bay area, has an immediate opening for a full-time, benefits-eligible LIBRARY ASSISTANT. This position performs a variety of duties related to the support and provision of the library services, including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan/document delivery, serials management and book preparation.

Duties:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact to students and faculty at the circulation/information desk, projecting an image of helpfulness, efficiency and professionalism; willingness to refer questions as appropriate.
  • Responsible for efficient library services in evenings and on Sundays, including opening and/or closing the library, maintaining the library's security, supporting patrons' use of computers, scanners, printers and other equipment.
  • Create and maintain records and reports in library system, including compiling statistics.
  • Perform technical services duties, including check-in and prompt claiming of print serials, managing bindery shipments, and preparing newly cataloged materials for circulation.
  • Manage course reserves, including both print and online materials.
  • In collaboration with the public services coordinator and Saturday library assistant, receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources.
  • Hire, schedule, train and supervise work study students.
  • Perform other related duties as necessitated by the position or as assigned.

Requirements

  • At least one year of experience in a library setting.
  • Experience in an academic library is desired.
  • Experience with an integrated library system is desired.
  • Mature, dependable and reliable work ethic is a must!

Hours:

Sundays: 9am-4pm
Monday to Thursday: 1pm-9pm
Sunday hours subject to change and all hours will vary during summer and academic breaks, as well as during reading and exam periods.

The College offers a starting salary in the low 30s and excellent benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
424 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115
HRDepartment@neco.edu

The College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Life Sciences Librarian (Job Share), Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

*** This is a limited term, half-time shared position ***

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's life sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Life Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

This appointment is a part-time job-sharing arrangement with a limited term. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the incumbent to develop and maintain a workable schedule and distribution of responsibilities, with minimal impact on the work of the Library and services to its users.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible annual renewal for up to five years in total. The terms of the appointment are subject to an agreement signed by both the incumbent and the successful candidate, and address contingencies such as one party leaving the position. To request a copy of the draft agreement, please contact Gail Steinhart (gss1@cornell.edu).

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Learning Services, the Life Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the life sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in the molecular and life sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Partners with the Mann Library Instruction Coordinator and faculty to develop and support information literacy programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Delivers public services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.
  • Serves as liaison to selected life sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science AND/OR post-baccalaureate degree in the life sciences.
  • Subject background in molecular or biomedical fields, or related discipline, demonstrated through course work or substantive experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

Environment:

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days (pro-rated for part-time positions), 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this website: http://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Librarian, Emerging Technologies, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HOURS WORKED: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: $42,064 - $55,976
JOB GRADE 8

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) supervisory position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all library electronic resources including database subscriptions and web-based services, and acts as a vendor liaison for electronic databases and software. Works in conjunction with other supervisors on the library's web presence and use of social media. Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the library website and blog. Provides direct customer service 15 hours per week at one of our service desks and supervises library assistants assigned to that service desk.

As a member of our professional staff, this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommend, plan, and implement those that are appropriate including digital collections and downloadable or streaming content.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting managing electronic resources. Possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Experience using content management software, Wordpress is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with database and software vendors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at:

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON OCTOBER 17, 2014.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 1485 09-25-14

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Head of Content Organization and Management, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Status: Full-time, tenure-track

Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified librarian to develop and lead its Content Organization and Management (COM) Department. The department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching and scholarship activities of the university's students, faculty, and staff. The head of COM is responsible for: departmental strategic planning, budgeting, and management; coordination and guidance of departmental recruitment, program review and assessment; mentoring and performance evaluation; oversight of the collegial and peer review processes; providing leadership for the library's scholarly communication efforts and supervision of the collection development, electronic resources, metadata and serials librarians. The department head collaborates with COM librarians and departmental liaisons to develop the library's collection of electronic and print resources; collaborates with the digital initiatives unit to develop digital projects and programs; and serves as a member of the library-wide leadership team.

The successful candidate will: be responsive to user needs and services in an academic library environment and serve as a mentor, manager, and leader to the staff and faculty in COM; be familiar with technology and emerging trends; participate in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups and function in a full range of professional departmental responsibilities; remain professionally informed and pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of librarianship through scholarship; seek opportunities for professional service; fully embrace the library's guiding principles; be  flexible, and act with integrity.

For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website: https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53598

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Patron Services Assistant (part-time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean up projects.

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and sending bulk mailings to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority:

Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions:

The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours: A minimum of 21 hours per week with the option of up to 32 hours to be worked in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Assistant Director of Library & Research Services. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

Compensation: $12.50 per hour

Contact: Submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kirsten Leary, Assistant Director of Library & Research Services
Social Law Library
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108-1792
Voice (617) 226-1358
Fax (617) 523-2458
email: joblistings@socialaw.com

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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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Part-Time Museum Library Supervisor (Evening & Weekend), Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Schedule:

20 hours per week
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-5 pm

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Includes part-time staff benefits.

Duties:

Reporting to the Museum Librarian, the Evening & Weekend Supervisor is responsible for general supervision of the Museum Library during assigned hours. This includes overseeing the Circulation/Reserve Desk, maintaining computers, copiers and printers, resolving patron problems, processing materials for shelving, repairing and binding library materials, assigning and maintaining graduate student carrels and maintaining the stacks, updating reserve lists and shelves at the beginning of each semester and processing electronic reserve requests submitted by faculty, assisting in the training and supervision of student workers. Some pre- and post-cataloging responsibilities and provides general reference assistance to patrons as needed.

This is a part-time, 20 hours/week position with an evening/weekend schedule. Position hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, Sunday 1:00-5:00pm. The incumbent is expected to work daytime hours when evening and weekend hours are not offered (e.g., winter intercession and summer break).

Qualifications:

A High School Diploma or GED is required and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues and the public. Familiarity with library operations, automated library systems, and computer proficiency. Good communication and customer service skills, good judgment, and the ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing multi-task environment. Attention to detail and dependability. General familiarity with subject matter of anthropology and archaeology.

Apply through our website: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/6575

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Web Services Specialist, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Join the Newton Free Library's tech team and be part of a reference department that is expanding the envelope of library user experience with hands on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user focused web services.

 Position Responsibilities: The Web Services Specialist will be responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community and expand patrons' online experience. Manage and expand the library's responsive web site. Other responsibilities include develop staff resources, re-organize and redesign the existing website, and explore social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons. Also participates in regular patron instruction in both library and general tech topics to keep people up in developing technologies. Help launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection and online information portals. This position emphasizes the use of web programming to modernize the Library's online presence.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering or master's degree in Information Science or similar field. Strong communication skills required. 2+ years' experience administering website, developing web pages using coding software and languages and developing web applications (PHP/ my SQL, ASP/Access, etc.) are also required. Demonstrated ability to take over a large code base and manage updates. Experience delivering library-focused web resources (Digital Library programs, etc.) a plus.

Compensation: $49,539-$64,450

Job Status: Full Time, Salary

Reference Number: 0096-2014

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Emailresumes@newtonma.gov

Contact Phone: 617-796-1260

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Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), New York University Shanghai, China

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/). It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses--New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi--complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The STEM librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research library
  • Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. 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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Library Assistant, Reference and Information Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

Duties/Description:

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader's advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head. May be asked to help organize and staff Special Collections.

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful. You will be joining a highly experienced Reference staff committed to excellent customer service and remaining on the cutting edge.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience working in a diverse, urban environment
  • ability to work well as a team member and independently
  • enthusiasm about discovering new products and services
  • a great sense of humor
  • flexibility
  • strong tech skills

A BA/BS in a relevant field plus applicable experience will be considered, a MLS from an ALA accredited institution is strongly preferred.

Salary:

$634.52-$756.81/week, steps on city pay scale

Closing Date:

October 7, 2014

Send:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Moser, Interim Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
smoser@mvlc.org 

Email submissions strongly encouraged

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Reference Editor, Choice Magazine, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

CHOICE Magazine (http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/), an internationally recognized scholarly publishing enterprise of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking an experienced Reference Editor. CHOICE is the premier source for reviews of new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Reference Editor ensures high-quality review coverage of the most important print and digital publications for academic and scholarly library collections by managing the reference area and several other subject sections of CHOICE (currently philosophy and religion) and preparing/editing special features, newsletters, and bibliographic essays. The editor selects publications for reviews; oversees a pool of expert reviewers in relevant subject areas; and edits reviews for publication.

Requirements: Minimum of five years experience in academic publishing in an editorial capacity. Broad knowledge of reference and collection-development practices and trends in academic libraries; disciplinary expertise in philosophy and religion highly desirable. Library experience in reference, collection development, or public services also highly desirable. Masters in Library Science preferable but not required.

Salary: Negotiable from the high 50s; based on relevant experience.

Apply online at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/contactus/workatala including cover letter and resume. (Additional documents can be uploaded on the same screen as the resume.)

OR

Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources
Ref: refeditCHOICE
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-6763
Fax: (312) 280-5270
Email: mpullen@ala.org

The American Library Association is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

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Digital Services Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Boston College Libraries is seeking a Digital Services Assistant to coordinate services and resources in a digital scholarship lab. This position will serve as an initial contact for digital services in the library, and will coordinate activities with multiple departments inside and outside the library in an evolving environment.

This position reports to the Learning Commons Manager.

Responsibilities:

Provide service and referrals for faculty, staff, and students in an evolving library service point focused on digital scholarship and multimedia. Support the instruction department with multimedia expertise, and by staffing reference service points, including the digital scholarship service desk and the O'Neill Library reference desk. Coordinate meetings with a variety of constituents and library staff. Assess user needs and recommend resources. Assist with training and supervision of student workers. Oversee daily functioning of the area, including working with IT to update and maintain hardware and software, schedule spaces for meetings and instruction, and help coordinate special events. Provide support for digitization and reformatting of media items. Assist with marketing and outreach efforts for the digital scholarship space. Use a variety of resources to develop professionally as needs evolve.

Requirements:

  • Experience with digital audio/video production, encoding, dubbing/digitizing, editing, and/or streaming, and one or more of the following: data analysis and visualization, desktop imaging, instructional design
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, and experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience supporting information technology, training, and hands-on software experience
  • Excellent public service, interpersonal and service skills
  • Familiarity with digital humanities, multimedia presentation, and/or data visualization concepts and processes.
  • Minimum two years of related experience
  • Experience working in a library or academic setting preferred
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Coursework or assignments involving digital scholarship and/or multimedia preferred

https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Services, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services.  This position reports to the University Librarian.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to build out our digital program in collaboration with the library, faculty and other campus partners. We have already launched several important projects, but the challenge lies in leading the way from the project-based environment to a sustainable program. We are deeply committed to furthering our digital initiatives and are looking for someone with relevant experience and comfortable in taking an entrepreneurial approach to exploring and trying creative approaches to digital library work. We will commit necessary resources to ensure the success of the Boston College Libraries' digital future. Our motto in the BC Libraries is "value beyond discovery" and we see our current and emerging digital projects and eventual program as critical to establishing that value.

S/he develops, coordinates, and assesses digital collections and services and scholarly projects across the Boston College Libraries. Working at the intersection of technology and scholarship, s/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, and others to develop programs and build digital content to leverage holdings across BCL collections, services, and operations in support of teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. S/he will coordinate the programmatic and content issues relating to the BCL digital collections, and provide creative and compliant oversight for a distributed landscape of static and dynamic digital content. This landscape includes key external partners such as the Boston Library Consortia, Catholic Research Resources Association, and other potential collaborators. S/he will meet the growing need for a coordinated approach to innovative digital projects by engaging with stakeholders, assessing needs and current programs, and creating structures that make BCL a full and trusted partner in digital project development in support of research and learning at Boston College. These initiatives will cross AUL and departmental lines, will include relationships with IT / IDeS and with faculty; s/he will find effective and appropriate ways to communicate and structure these initiatives. Additionally, s/he will provide oversight and assessment of the distributed library education program in all its forms.

The AUL for Digital Initiatives & Services is a member of the University Librarian's Advisory Council (ULAC) and participates in all strategic planning and priority setting activities.

Requirements:

Minimum ten years successful experience in research collections in an academic setting as well as 5+ years of experience directly managing staff.

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program (or equivalent) required.

Master's degree or PhD in another field preferred.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

In order to be considered as an official applicant, please note that it is necessary to apply directly online at our site: www.bc.edu/bcjobs.

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Electronic Resources Associate, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Department: Libraries
Job Category: Staff
Position Control: AS0069
Grade: O
Position Category: Regular
Internal/External Position Type: Administrative Support
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Provide access to electronic and print continuing resources. Manage subscriptions and oversee the receiving and processing of journals and newspapers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide access to electronic resources: Verify, maintain, and update access to electronic journals and data bases using resource locator software (SFX link resolver), the online catalog (Aleph), and other electronic resource management tools. Identify and resolve problems relating to subscriptions and online access by communicating with vendors. Contribute to maintaining the SFX Knowledgebase for electronic resources to ensure current and accurate access.

Process journals and newspapers: Train and supervise students to receive print journals and newspapers and to prepare print materials to be shelved. Oversee the creation and maintenance of accurate records in Aleph for patron access. Update OCLC online union list records for print journals to ensure accurate holdings for Smith are represented in this national database.

Process Subscriptions: Process subscription renewal quotes, invoices and credits; communicate with vendors to resolve issues.

Oversee handling of mail for Neilson Library: Train and supervise students to sort and deliver U.S. and campus mail in a timely manner. Provide mail services for faculty with offices in Neilson Library, the Kahn Institute, the Center for Media Production, and the Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning. Handle daily deliveries to and from package delivery services (e.g. UPS) and the book delivery service between the libraries' units on campus.

Participate in developing goals, objectives, and implementation plans pertaining to the libraries' Collection Services activities. Contribute effectively to teamwork, communication, and problem solving and customer service. Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent; 1-3 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Skills: Strong organization, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; attention to detail. Familiarity with standard office software.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, full-year position - 21 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=21011&job=as0069-electronic-resources-associate

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Proposals for Student Panel, ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

The Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (http://www.asis.org/sig/sigdl) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is seeking proposals from students and recently graduated professionals (having graduated May 2012 or later) for a student panel at the ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting in Seattle on October 31 - November 4, 2014.

This session is intended to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to present their work during the ASIST annual conference on areas of interest relevant to information and knowledge management. The session will also serve as a social meeting point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals. Note: Presenters do not have to attend the conference in order to qualify. To accommodate individuals who cannot attend the conference, we are accepting pre-made video presentations and mailed-in posters. All abstracts, presentation media, and posters will be published on the SIG DL website after the conference.

Topics

Poster and lightning talk presentation proposals should focus on innovative projects that explore digital libraries through topics concerning community and/or culture, in keeping with this year's ASIS&T annual meeting theme. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects on areas such as social network analysis, linked data, open access and new publishing models, crowdsourcing, big data, digital humanities, citizen science, or other projects falling within the panel's theme. (The list is meant to be illustrative, not prescriptive.)

Who is Eligible?

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students or recent graduates from different institutions. Student ASIST chapters are particularly encouraged to submit a poster as a group. Authors do NOT need to be members of ASIS&T. However, they must pay for the conference registration fee and related expenses if attending in person. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to consult faculty and professional mentors but should not allow them to be a significant contributor to the content. All research is expected to be purely the students' or recent graduates' work and could include coursework, internship experiences, work related experience, and independent interests, including theses or other capstone projects.

Selection Criteria

Up to 10 posters and 5 lightning talk proposals will be accepted for the panel session. Poster submissions must include an abstract of no less than 250 words and a one page storyboard or mockup of the poster. Lightning talk submissions must include a two page paper using the ASIST short paper template available at https://www.asis.org/asist2014/AM14ProceedingsFormat.pdf. Students should indicate whether they will be present at the conference and which format they plan to present. Both posters and lightning talk proposals will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance of topics to the Digital Liaisons session and SIG DL mission, feasibility of presentation within a compressed format, and originality of research.

Awards

The following awards will be given at the session.

  • $500 for the best paper
  • $500 for the best poster
  • $200 for honorable mention paper
  • $200 for honorable mention poster

Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit proposals by filling out a form at http://tinyurl.com/k85n3ad anytime until 5:00pm MT, September 25, 2014. Selections will be made by a panel of judges. If you have any questions, please email Holley Long at holley.long@colorado.edu.

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SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

The Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) is offering a conference scholarship to enable attendance at the SALALM annual conference in June 2015, to be hosted by Princeton University.

The scholarship of up to $1500 will be awarded to an MLIS candidate in an ALA-accredited program or archival studies program with emphasis on application in academic and research settings. Candidates should have completed at least one quarter or semester of study and have a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia, or the Latino/a diasporas.

For full information about SALALM, its scholarship, and application requirements, see http://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship. For profiles of previous scholarship awardees, see http://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship/salalm-scholarship-past-winners.

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Library Media Specialist, Regional School Unit #13, Rockland, ME

Regional School Unit #13 (Serving the towns of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, St. George, So. Thomaston, Thomaston)

Hiring full-time and part-time positions.

Maine DOE Certification 071 and Maine Criminal History Records Check required.

A teaching application is available on our website, www.rsu13.org, or by calling Human Resources at 207-596-2002.

Please submit application and required materials to:

RSU #13
Attn:  Human Resources
28 Lincoln Street
Rockland, ME 04841

or via email to employment@rsu13.org

EOE

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North Carolina State University Libraries Fellows Program, 2015-2017, Raleigh, NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2015-2017. The NCSU Libraries offers you the opportunity to launch your career in a leading research library, where librarians experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in teamwork and have access to decision makers. Your assignment to an innovative initiative allows you to work closely with librarians and information technology professionals throughout the library. The NCSU Libraries Fellows program differs from many others by allowing Fellows to determine the direction of their development by choosing the initiative or the home department to which they are assigned. Library managers and administrators are readily available to provide feedback and guidance to help you develop skills and learn how to make good career decisions. The Fellows program can provide you with experiences that will enhance your learning potential and future career opportunities. 

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Assistant Director, Alumnae/i Relations, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations serves as an essential member of the Alumnae/i Relations team in support of increasing alumnae/i/ student engagement, communications and philanthropic support.

The Assistant Director will actively participate in the strategy, planning and execution of the office; develop productive working relationships with members of student life, career services, athletics departments, presidents office, advancement team and other staff and faculty throughout the College as necessary.

Essential Functions

Provide Clerical Support for the Undergraduate Alumnae Association Executive Board:

  • Schedule and staff board meetings.
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, including securing meeting space, parking tickets, catering, media, and day of materials.
  • Provide clerical support for board committees
  • Maintain association financial records in partnership with Alumnae Association Executive Committee.
  • Manage relationship with all Alumnae Association benefit partners;
    • AHI Travel
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance
    • The Harvard Club
  • Implement data preparation for benefit mailings. 
  • Coordinate all awards associated with the undergraduate Alumnae Association.
  • Oversee awards communication and logistics in collaboration with the Awards Committee, Donor Relations and Events team.

Engage Future Philanthropists:

  • Collaborate with internal campus partners to create program opportunities for current students and alumnae/i.
  • Connect students and student groups with alumnae/i mentors.
  • Cultivate opportunities for alumnae/i to return to Simmons as speakers, panelists, and event attendees at departmental and student sponsored events.  
  • Assist with student event communications and logistics that include alumnae/i and provide guidance and support as needed to student leaders.
  • Maintain knowledge of departmental and college-wide activities to be an effective ambassador and communicator to internal partners and external constituents.
  • Assist the Associate Director in coordinating regional engagement and leadership plan for young alumnae/i and future philanthropists.

Coordinate Inbound Alumnae/i Communications for the Simmons Website and Magazine to include but not limited to:

  • Collect and edit Class Notes.
  • Collect in memoriam submissions.
  • Send class note and in memoriam database updates to Advancement Services. 

Manage Alumnae/Student Mentoring Opportunities:

  • Oversee the Success Connection mentoring program for undergraduate seniors. 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and program logistics for Success Connection mentees (seniors).
  • Assist with the Undergraduate and Graduate Alumnae/i Association's alumnae/i mentoring program development and planning.
  • Work with field staff to identify alumnae/i prospects to serve as mentors for both undergraduate and graduate schools to increase engagement and inspire philanthropy.  
  • Serve as the OAR liaison to the Career Education Center

Qualifications:

The Assistant Director must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and writing skills, remain highly organized and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with speed and accuracy both independently and as part of a team.  Possess keen attention to detail. 

Utilize College resources to effectively administer projects and programs.

Ability to set priorities and manage multiple activities simultaneously under tight deadlines.  Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change

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Technology Consultant (2), Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, Frankfort, KY

Institution/Location:
Ky. Dept. for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Type Position: Full-Time

Salary: $38,770.08 - $51,361.20 annual, 37.5 hr/week

Benefit: State Benefits

Job Duties: This posting is for two positions. One serves as a technology consultant to state and local government agencies concerning electronically generated public records for management and appraisal, using specialized software tools. Conducts technological needs assessments and advises agencies on resolution, appraisal, scheduling and management of electronically generated public records. Serves on technology committees, attends legislative committee hearings, and tracks legislation concerning public records issues. Examines records retention schedules and contributes system descriptions that provide technical and contextual information, and consults with agencies to ensure systems are managed in compliance with records management laws.

The other position develops and coordinates all applications that comprise the Kentucky electronic records archives, and E-Archives data repository and provides training and coordination concerning the e-Archives. Manages nearly 100,000 web pages harvested from selected executive, judicial and legislative agencies. Facilitates work with State Library technical services staff to ensure that records in the E-archives are cataloged and linked in the KDLA catalog.

Both will require some travel and participation in the Electronic Records Working Group and other KDLA groups and teams. Both coordinate the design and promote use of electronic public information access techniques for records scheduling and archival retention of records.

Qualifications/Experience:

Education: Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in library science, archival science or records management.

Experience: Must have two years of experience in any combination of the following: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, website development, website maintenance or records systems analysis.

Education Substitution:  None.

Experience Substitution: A bachelor's degree supplemented by two years of experience in any combination of the following areas within an archival or library setting will substitute for the master's degree: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, development or maintenance and/or record systems analysis.

Additional Comments:  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at Careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline:  October 11, 2014

Contact Information: Glen.McAninch@ky.gov

Institution's Website:  KDLA.ky.gov

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Acquisitions & Collections Management Unit Manager, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing Department.  Reporting to the Director of the department, the incumbent will fill a key management position at OSULP.  The librarian uses his/her knowledge of current and emerging trends to oversee the evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of electronic and physical resources. In close collaboration with personnel from other appropriate library units, the incumbent coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of physical and electronic resources; is responsible for the daily operations related to licensing, negotiation, and tracking the acquisition process for electronic resources; facilitates communication and coordinates activities with other library units; and acts as liaison with other libraries, consortial groups, vendors, and patrons.

Learn more about Oregon State University (http://www.oregonstate.edu/) and Oregon State University Libraries and Press (http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/).

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 18th, 2014.  The full announcement, job requirements and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu.  Look for posting # 0013096.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Business Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a self-confident, imaginative and energetic business librarian to work with a top business school. The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School's faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through personalized consultations, creative instruction, and successful web experiences.

Position Summary:

This individual will be the Organization & Management (O&M) area liaison, responsible for developing relationships with the Business School's O&M faculty, collection and content development, and instruction in this discipline; she/he will also assume the liaison role for the business school's two Executive MBA programs. Finally, this individual will take the lead on establishing strategy and assessment for the business library's suite of Faculty Services.

As an active member of a collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services to all of Business Library's target customers. These responsibilities include: Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes, providing in-person and online consultation and reference services, including maintaining a regular weekend and evening desk schedule. All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative outreach strategy which positions librarians at the Business School and in multiple virtual spaces in which the students and faculty engage.

For more information see: http://emory.jobs/

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Simmons School of Library and Information Science at SLIS West Part-time Student Assistant, South Hadley, MA

Position: Simmons School of Library and Information Science at SLIS West Part-time Student Assistant

This is a part-time position. The site of the work is the South Hadley office of the SLIS West at MHC program.

Start Date: End of September 2014

Department: Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Address: 19 College Street, South Hadley, MA  01075

Job Description


Responsibilities:

  1. Supports SLIS West faculty, including help with Moodlerooms, wikis, blogs, checking links and resources, posting content, managing reserves, photocopying, setting up presentation equipment, etc.
  2. Collects data and produces reports, including program assessments, SLIS course evaluations, surveys, and other on-going assessment activities.
  3. Handles classroom, continuing education, and computer lab logistics (particularly on Saturdays), including opening and closing of classrooms, facilitating classroom use, and other duties.
  4. Supports the SLIS office space and equipment, including basic technical support for computer workstations, cleaning up, and other duties; and supports the activities of the SLIS West office, including filing, scheduling, organizing, web site management, computer lab maintenance and other office duties.
  5. Working with the Simmons SLIS West Program Manager helps with the logistics of event planning and recruiting. Occasionally creates materials for information session packets.
  6. Maintains SLIS West Office Wiki and photographic archive.
  7. Assists SLIS West students and student organizations, such as LISSA West. Organizes events, designs and leads workshops, and provides tutoring services for students.
  8. Processes and manages student records within ALEPH library system at Mt. Holyoke LITS.
  9. Occasional responsibility for the SLIS West Office, in the absence of the Program Manager and Assistant Dean
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  1. Enrollment in the SLIS West program;
  2. Completion of one semester;
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  4. Strong organizational skills;
  5. Good computer technology and Internet skills, including HTML and wiki markup
  6. Willingness to take on work at divergent skill and prestige levels from cleaning up the office to maintaining website content to tutoring and leading workshops;
  7. Commitment to the success of the SLIS West program

Recommended:

  1. Familiarity with Moodlerooms;
  2. Familiarity with wikis and web publication tools;
  3. Familiarity with reference sources;
  4. Familiarity with Excel
  5. Expected date of graduation no earlier than August 2015

Hourly rate: $13.00/hour

Hours/week: Up to 15 hours per week; days and times needed: Support must be provided on Saturdays, before and after each class, but work schedule will not conflict with taking courses. Remaining hours as arranged in advance.

Reporting structure: Reports to the Program Manager for the SLIS Westprogram. Coordinates with the SLIS West Assistant Dean.

End period: June 30, 2014, with the possibility of renewal (must be enrolled in SLIS and attending classes at SLIS West).

Position Closing Date: September 25, 2014

Email resume and cover letter to: 

Johanna Radding
SLIS West Program Manager
johanna.radding@simmons.edu

Terry Plum
SLIS West Program Director
terry.plum@simmons.edu

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 141,838 in FY 12; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required. Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us

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

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to be the Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian, the Director, and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities (DH)
  • Provide guidance and support to graduate and undergraduate students in using new DH tools and techniques
  • Work with researchers at all levels to develop analyses and visualizations of humanities data
  • As a part of the Center for Digital Scholarship work closely with the Brown Digital Repository staff to enable and participate in software development, metadata creation, preservation, and best practices for sustainable development of faculty and student projects
  • Serves as team member/liaison to one or more humanities departments as appropriate.
  • Professional contributions and development, including participation in regional, national and international DH organizations/activities, and current awareness of the literature and social media outlets for advances in the field

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field
  • 3 years of experience either in an academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114800. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries seeks candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship LibrarianThe ideal candidates will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Digital Research, and in conjunction with subject librarians, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist clients with projects from start to completion, and will aid in promoting digital scholarship to the campus community. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. This role requires a creative and dynamic individual with exceptional technology and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty, is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

Appointment as Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian dependent upon qualifications and requires a minimum 3 years relevant professional experience.

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program with a strong technology component.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment required.
  • Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools for the analysis and display of information, such as online exhibit tools, social media, scanning / OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains

To apply: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/libraries/about/jobs/staff.html

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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Salary: $44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 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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Library Commons Assistant I, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Library Commons Assistant I (Part-Time/Full Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Sunday and Monday 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. / Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers

Click on Support Positions, then click on View-Library Commons Assistant I

Please complete application as requested.

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Director of Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all aspects of academic library, including programs and services. The director serves as the leader in making the library the prime resource center for students and faculty. Develops and implements a strategic plan for the library that is consistent with the Institute's strategic plan. Prepare and administer budget over $1,000,000. Authorize all purchases of materials, supplies, subscriptions and books. Authorizes purchases on procurement cards. Approves staff worksheets.

Requirements: Master's degree in related field. Five - eight years of progressive experience. Experience in higher education setting crucial.

To apply, please visit our online application site at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/1417

Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wentworth is a tobacco-free campus.

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Digitization Intern - State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The State Library of Massachusetts has an opening for a digitization intern to assist with a number of digital projects.

Duties include:

  • Scanning material from the library's state documents and other collections
  • Searching and downloading already digitized materials
  • Using Adobe Acrobat to create searchable PDF files
  • Preparing spreadsheets containing metadata
  • Reviewing metadata
  • Assisting with the upload of files and metadata to the library's electronic (DSpace) repository

Internships are unpaid and available year-round. If interested please contact:

Alix Quan
Assistant Director/Head of Reference
State Library of Massachusetts
617-727-2403
alix.quan@state.ma.us

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Assistant Archivist for Pan Am Flight 103, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The Pan Am Flight 103 / Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives houses records relating to Pan Am Flight 103, which was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 men, women and children.  Among those killed were 35 students who had been studying abroad with Syracuse University.  The position is responsible for the day-to-day efforts involving the Pan Am Flight 103 / Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives and also supports the general activities of the University Archives as necessary. The position is currently funded for four years with the expectation that it will continue beyond that time.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Process archival collections and create finding aids following Encoded Archival Description standards
  • Coordinate the digitization of appropriate components of the collections
  • Interact with and assist family members, the VPAF 103 victims group, donors, Remembrance Scholars and applicants, and researchers studying the effects of terrorism
  • Advance the Story Archive Collection of oral and written histories and conduct video histories
  • Prepare and mount occasional exhibitions and displays to showcase the collections
  • Attend Pan Am Flight 103-related meetings and functions as appropriate, especially during Remembrance Week each fall
  • Prepare and present talks to classes, alumni groups and professional associations
  • Write articles for the Archives' newsletter, for the VPAF103 newsletter Truth Quest, and for other venues as they develop
  • Assist with development/fundraising efforts including research and applications for possible grants
  • Support the general efforts of the department and fill in as necessary to assist with archival and records management duties

A master's degree in archival studies, library science, or history is required. Candidates should have experience in archives, preferably in a college/university setting, and ideally with grief-based collections. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills; good oral and written communication skills and service orientation; and the ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35 pounds.

View the job posting and apply for the position via this link: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56033

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Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

If you love records management in the government sector and have strong analytical skills, this may be the job for you!

The Vermont State Archives & Records Administration (VSARA) has an excellent opportunity for an experienced records and information manager to lead and administer the State's records management program. The Chief Records Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering a full range of statewide programs and services, including record schedules, policies and procedures. He or she initiates and sustains cooperative relationships with a wide range of state and local public agencies on records management and information technology projects, especially those with complicated and complex issues for which there may be few, if any, precedents. Specialized records analysis and technical work experience, including considerable knowledge of current and emerging technologies for managing public records and data in compliance with state and Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and professional standards, is required.

Reference Job ID # 615643. Location: Middlesex. Status: Full time. Application Deadline: September 29, 2014

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/about-us/jobs.aspx

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Physical Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative and service-oriented Physical Sciences Librarian to serve the students and faculty in the physical sciences (Chemistry, School of Engineering, Geology, Physics) and pure and applied mathematics by providing and sustaining library support for research, teaching, and learning in the physical sciences. The Physical Sciences Librarian reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Works with academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote faculty and student instructional and research services
  • Working with a team of science librarians, plans and implements long term strategy for innovative services and relevant collections supporting interdisciplinary research across all science departments
  • Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the physical sciences and mathematics
  • Works with Scientific Data Specialist to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data in the physical sciences
  • Develops web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces as needed
  • Develops collections supporting physical sciences and mathematics in all formats
  • Gathers and analyzes usage statistics for physical science and mathematics collections
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and a bachelor's or master's degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the physical sciences and engineering
  • Demonstrated Competency with a variety of relevant information technology tools and applications, including relevant disciplinary databases, such as Reaxys, Knovel and SciFinder, and citation management/writing applications, such as LaTeX and/or Mendeley
  • Strong public presentation skills
  • Awareness of current issues in Scholarly Communication
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communications
  • Commitment to public services and improving the library user experience

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114829. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Job Posting Number: S00212
Position Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Department: Systems Discovery-1263
Job Category: Staff Posting
Position Type: Full-Time

Position Details

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities Include:

Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.

Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.

Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.

Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.

Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.

Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.

Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in library science required.

1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.

Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.

Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.

A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.

Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.

Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.

Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

Management Competencies:

Build effective teams, Innovation management, Managerial courage, Motivate others, Project management

Competencies:

Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Intellectual horsepower, Organizational skills, Presentation skills, Self development, Service to the Wesleyan community, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management

For more information and to apply:

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4566

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/

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Assistant Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

The Assistant Executive Director has a unique opportunity to effect a positive change on MVLC's user support operations. This will have a profound impact on the consortiums relations with its member library community  As the go-to person for the Executive Director he/she will think creatively to solve problems while coordinating all day‐to‐day user services operations, training workshops, and other user support programs. The Assistant Executive Director consults with member library staff and consortia user groups to determine how well their automation needs are being met.  The Assistant Executive Director collaborates with the Executive Director, MVLC user groups, and the MVLC Executive Committee in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. The Assistant Executive Director will act in the place of the Executive Director in the absence of same.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will assume duties of the Executive Director in absence of same in overseeing daily operations and assigned duties.
  • Supervises help desk staff and cataloging staff.  Directs and oversees technology services staff in all activities related to customer support operations.
  • Designs and evaluates consortia wide staff training and documentation for new and existing technologies (Integrated Library System, eContent, Internet services, etc.).  Designs and evaluates training documentation for member libraries to use with patrons.
  • Provides direct consultation and troubleshooting to library staff relative to their use of the automation systems.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Assistant Director for Technology Services, and appropriate member library user groups in the analysis, evaluation, implementation, configuration, and selection of automation products and services that benefit member libraries.
  • Oversight, selection, and management of the consortium's trouble ticketing system.  Provides the Executive Director and appropriate committees coherent statistics related to the ticketing system.
  • Designs and publishes public relations articles and the network's newsletter. Updates MVLC Membership Directory.  Develops and maintains MVLC's public and internal web sites and wikis.
  • Attends appropriate committee meetings and serves as liaison for network staff and member libraries for all user applications.
  • Advises and assists in the planning and implementation of grant proposals.
  • Ensures that the consortium staff is providing effective communication and quality customer service to member libraries. Effectively cooperates and communicates with fellow coworkers, vendors, and patrons.
  • Responsible for consortia wide development of eContent collections.  Provides member libraries with detailed evaluation, documentation, training, and statistics for shared eContent Collections.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned; may include some night and weekend duties.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Three to five years public service and automation experience, including supervisory and administrative
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Knowledge of PC environment
  • Public library experience desirable

Work Environment:

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.  Requires operation of vehicle to attend off site meetings.

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

Physical Demands:

May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Range

$66,924 - $88,780, in ten steps

Application Submittal

Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email address of three professional references to: 
Eric Graham, Executive Director
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
egraham@mvlc.org

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Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota Crookston Library, Crookston, MN

College or Admin Unit: UMC Academic Affairs

Campus Location: Crookston

Job Open Date: 9/10/14

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Search Committee Contact: Krista Proulx

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters' degree in library science and a minimum of one year of library experience, excellent communication/time management/interpersonal skills, and strong technology skills. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using cataloging standards, experience with integrated library systems, web development, academic library experience, experience with citation linking software, experience working with Alma and SFX, demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession, Metadata creation of materials, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.

Duties/Responsibilities:

POSITION: Full-time, 10-month, annual renewable position in the Library at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting October 20, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. Work involves placing orders for library materials and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library's automated system. Specific job duties include: catalogs library materials; establishes, monitors, and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services department; develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services; develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions; manages all electronic resources processes including web access, electronic journal access, library OPAC, and e-books; performs related work as required.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted electronically. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

Documents that MUST be attached by the applicant (Required Documents)

Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Intent, References

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Graduate Student Civic Engagement Liaison, Scott/Ross Center, Simmons College

The Graduate Student Civic Engagement Liaison position provides the opportunity for graduate students interested in community engagement to work with the Scott/Ross Center to develop and implement community service opportunities for graduate students while building and enhancing leadership and professional skills. There is one position for each graduate school.  Each Liaison will be granted a $1000 stipend for the school year with an expected commitment of 15-20 hours/month and regular attendance at bi-weekly meetings.

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. They are to be submitted to the Scott/Ross Center (MCB/room E103) or emailed to src@simmons.edu. Please contact Roxanna Villalobos or program director at the S/RC, Carolyn Grimes (contact information below), for any further questions or information.

Graduate Student Civic Engagement Liaison Application

Carolyn Grimes
Program Director
Graduate Community Engagement and Service Learning, S/RC Fellowship Director
Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
MCB E103
617-521-2235

Roxanna Villalobos
Special Projects Coordinator at Scott/Ross Center
Hazel Dick Leonard Scholar, 2014-2015
Candidate of MA Gender/Culture Studies
Simmons College
villalor@simmons.edu
(559) 321-3138

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Career Resource Librarian, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Employer: Harvard School of Public Health Career Advancement

Term: Flexible schedule for a total of 25 hours, $15.00 hourly.

Position: Career Resource Librarian

Requirements:

  • Library science major with deep knowledge and experience developing user-friendly and well organized career-related web resources.
  • Independent, self-starter, able to work with minimum of supervision while producing high quality work within deadline constraints.
  • Skilled in online social media such as: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Proven record of assessing, weeding, insuring accuracy, checking links, and selecting, and posting wide range of job search and career information resources on an internal Wiki.

Description:

  • Research, organize, and post online information from a wide variety of sources.
  • Check each link to insure functionality and assess value to our users.
  • Review, assess, check accuracy, and revise a Career Development Timeline.
  • Recommend improvements to increase usability and value of the resources.
  • Create cross-functionality capability that enables students and alumni to conduct searches by types of employers, search engines, specialty sites, and other categories.
  • Research and develop a resource to help students understand the skills required for various public health careers and the courses to take that will develop those skills.
  • Transform the CSO online career library to one that is state of the art according to industry standards while working within the constraints of the existing technology.
  • Create the strategy and build the CSO presence and brand on online social media sites.

Contact Information:

Send letter of interest with resume to: mcayem@hsph.harvard.edu

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Digital Archives Intern, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) 

Simmons School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS West) 

Part-time Graduate Student Intern 

Location
Mount Holyoke College, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)

Date 
Anticipated start date: September 2014 

Department 
Simmons School of Library and Information Science 

Address 
Site: 

Library, Information and Technology Services 
Archives & Special Collections 
Mount Holyoke College 
50 College Street 
South Hadley, MA 01075 

Simmons SLIS West 
19 College Street 
South Hadley, MA 01075 

Job Description 
The Mount Holyoke Digital Archives Intern will support the creation of new workflows to help identify, select, manage, and preserve born-digital materials, especially digital video, and engage in a variety of activities related to processing, managing, and providing access to archival collections, while working closely with Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and the Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) departments. The intern will be expected to document effective new guidelines and recommendations for our born-digital content that can be implemented with current technology and available resources. The intern will also assist the departments with actual implementation of the new workflow(s) as timing allows. This is a unique, real-world opportunity to gain experience with both born-digital archives practice and to work with digital repository and asset management platforms.

Qualifications 
Required: 

  • Enrollment in the Simmons SLIS West program
  • Completion of one semester in the Simmons SLIS Program
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding appropriate information.
  • Must demonstrate an enthusiasm for delving into library systems and technologies that may be unfamiliar.

Preferred: 

  • Completion of LIS 438, Introduction to Archives
  • Familiarity with handling archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core and MODS
  • Knowledge of content standards such as AACR2 and DACS and controlled vocabularies
  • Knowledge of best practices in the management and preservation of digital materials
  • Knowledge of digital repository/digital collections platforms, and/or digital asset management (DAM) systems
  • Should be comfortable working in a variety of image, audio, video, and text files.

Hourly rate 
$11.50/hour. 

Hours/week 
Up to 12 hours per week, hours may be somewhat flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks and during the hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

End period 
May 2015, contingent upon performance review in January 2015

Application Deadline
September 18, 2014

Please email a letter of interest and resume to both: 
Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections (ASC)
Mount Holyoke College 
lfields@mtholyoke.edu

Sarah Goldstein
Head of Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS)
Mount Holyoke College
sgoldste@mtholyoke.edu

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Reference and Instruction Services Internship, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Position

Mount Holyoke College Reference and Instruction Services (RIS)

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS at MHC) Part-time Student Intern

Location

Mount Holyoke College, Library Information and Technology Services (LITS)

Supervisor

Nick Baker
Managing Liaison, Research & Instructional Support
413-538-3014
nbaker@mtholyoke.edu 

Date
Anticipated term: September 2014 through December 2014, with the potential of continuing through May 2015

Time commitment: 12 hours per week

Department

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences

Address

Site:

Library, Information and Technology Services
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Simmons SLIS West
19 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Job Description

The Intern will serve as a member of the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) team comprised of library and instructional technology liaisons working within the Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) division at Mount Holyoke College.  Reporting to a Managing Liaison, the intern will work on specific projects with mentoring from and in close collaboration with RIS team members.  Projects and assignments will be selected based on departmental need, the intern's qualifications and interest, and RIS staff time.

Projects may include:

  • Staffing the Research Help Desk and shadowing liaisons
  • Observing and assisting liaisons with instruction sessions
  • Developing flipped classroom resources for library instruction
  • Creating Moodle modules for assessing and improving student understanding of library resources
  • Collaborate with the Digital Liberal Arts pod to produce Digital Humanities research and supporting materials
  • Participate in appropriate RIS and LITS staff meetings and committees

Qualifications

Required:

  • Enrollment in the SLIS at MHC program.
  • Completion of the Reference/Information Services (LIS 407) class.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in a user-centered approach to library and technology services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others in a collaborative work environment.
  • Good computer technology and internet skills and a strong ability and desire to learn new ones.

Recommended:

  • Familiarity with reference sources (print and electronic) and an interest in teaching and learning.
  • Coursework or other experience in collection development, developing a user-centered approach to library and technology services, LIS 467 - Web Development and Information Architecture, helpful.
  • Creativity and a sense of playfulness.

Hourly rate:

$11.50/hour

Application Submittal

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Nick Baker at nbaker@mtholyoke.edu with the subject line "Internship" on or before September 18, 2014.

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Assistant/Associate Professors of Instructional Technology (2), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for two Assistant or Associate Professors of Instructional Technology. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Founded in 1906, the University now serves more than 20,500 students and offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our 900 acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Education in four different majors, the Master of Education in 10 different majors, an MAT, the Education Specialist in nine different majors, and the Doctorate of Education in two different majors. All degree programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC); the College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and the University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The positions of Assistant/Associate Professor of Instructional Technology will provide leadership to promote the College of Education's mission.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, each position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The positions are 9-month, tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications for Assistant and Associate positions:

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, or a related area, by August 1, 2015
  • Ability to teach graduate courses, teach online, and offer graduate advisement
  • Ability to conduct scholarly research and publish in appropriate venues
  • Ability to perform service to the University and profession
  • Knowledge of current hardware and software applications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations
  • Ability to use technology and model the effective uses of technology in instruction
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

A minimum of 4 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications (Assistant Professor):

  • K-12 teaching experience
  • School library media experience
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience teaching online
  • Research interest related to online learning, STEM teaching and learning, school library media, or k-12 online learning

Preferred Qualifications (Associate Professor):

  • K-12 teaching experience
  • School library media experience
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience teaching online
  • Experience providing academic advising for graduate students
  • Experience leading/coordinating graduate programs
  • Research interest related to online learning, STEM teaching and learning, school library media, or k-12 online learning
  • Experience in seeking external funding to support teaching, service or scholarship activities

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Applicants should clearly indicate the rank (Assistant or Associate) for which they are applying. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Charles B. Hodges, Search Chair, Search #67243
Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8131
Statesboro GA 30460-8131
Electronic mail: itecsearch@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-0497

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Head of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:  The University of Houston Libraries are seeking a progressive and forward thinking leader prepared to articulate a vision and direction for a growing special collections and archives that supports the University's objectives of advancing research, improving student success, and increasing national recognition.  The Libraries' Special Collections enhances the traditional strengths of a rare books and archives department with a growing number of contemporary collections that reflect the vitality and diversity of the City of Houston.  The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books.  The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits.  There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments.  The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee.  The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Qualifications:  Required - 

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree
  • Management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • Experience in special collections and/or archives
  • Understanding of processes and technologies for managing, providing access to, and preserving digitized and born digital materials
  • Experience caring for archival and/or rare book collections, which may include physical and electronic formats
  • Demonstrated success in the stewardship of donors
  • Demonstrated innovative leadership in organizing resources (human, technical, and financial) to assure an efficient and effective organization
  • Record of publication and professional engagement to support appointment to the rank of Librarian and an endowed professorship

Preferred -

  • Record of successful external grant activities
  • Background in rare books

Salary:  $88,000 to $92,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience.  Additional funding from the endowed professorship will be available.  Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information:  Special Collections was founded in 1968 and serves as the main teaching and research center for primary sources at the University of Houston. Special Collections holds over 7,000 linear feet of archival collections, approximately 105,000 rare books, and over 2,000 periodicals and 1,100 historical maps.  Collection strengths include Architecture and Planning; Contemporary Literature; Energy (oil and gas); Environmental Houston; Ethnic Houston; Hispanic Collections; Houston and Texas History; Houston Hip Hop; Performing Arts; University Archives; USS Houston and Military History; and the Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection, as well as rare books from medieval manuscripts to modern artists' books.  Special Collections has active instruction and outreach programs and collaborates with other library departments in developing and presenting a growing collection of unique digitized materials (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/).

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library.  The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff.  Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu . 

The UH Libraries' Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition.  Further information and the complete document are available at:http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions .  The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/).  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives. 

General Information:  The University of Houston comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.  
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America's coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://visithoustontexas.com .  For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Recruitment Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to:  dcamille@uh.edu.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Library Manager, Sam T. Wilson Public Library, Arlington, TN

Library Systems & Services (LSSI) is seeking a forward thinking Library Manager for the Sam T. Wilson Public Library. To apply: https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1318/library-manager/job.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS (Will also consider MLS graduate students close to program completion).
  • Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in early childhood education and children's programming highly desired.
  • Background check is required.

EOE

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College Archivist (Assistant or Associate Professor), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 09/11/14
Deadline: 10/21/14

The Library department at Brooklyn College invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor - College Archivist position.

The College Archivist is responsible for the management and administration of the Brooklyn College Archives & Special Collections, and Brooklyn College's Minor in Archival Studies & Community Documentation.  This includes teaching the archival introductory course, oversight of interns, and other related duties.

S/he oversees strategic planning initiatives related to Archives & Special Collections, designs and implements comprehensive collection development policies and procedures for the unit; participates in appropriate fundraising and grant-seeking activities; oversees archival digitization initiatives and other major projects, and liaising with other units to achieve project objectives; and supervises a staff of 4 full-time employees, 2 to 4 part-time staff, interns, and grant-paid employees.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs and scroll down to 11238 for more information. AA/EOE.

Apply for this job

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Executive Director, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

Position: Executive Director
Division: Administration
Grade: 23
Salary Range: $96,134-$139,394
Reports to: C/W MARS Executive Committee
Supervises: Manager of Library Applications, Systems and Networking Manager, Business Manager

Purpose

Responsible for the leadership, development, and administration of the C/W MARS Network, including strategic planning, personnel planning and administration, budget development and communication with member libraries. Keeps abreast of technological development in the library world and ensures network services meet the needs of member libraries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Guides the planning process for the future of C/W MARS.
  2. Prepares annual program goals and budget for approval by the Executive Committee. Implements and oversees network policies.
  3. Develops a knowledgeable, informed, and committed staff. Manages recruitment, selection, employment, development, and evaluation of network personnel.
  4. Administers all business, financial, and legal obligations of a non-profit organization. Assures the security and integrity of Central Site assets, including databases, application software, hardware, telecommunications, and physical plant.
  5. Keeps abreast of current and emerging technological developments. Evaluates and recommends improvements to the network.
  6. Works with vendors to ensure smooth and timely acquisition and transition to new and/or upgraded products and services. Monitors compliance and implementations of all vendor contracts.
  7. Communicates effectively with all constituencies in C/W MARS, keeping members and staff informed of current and future developments.
  8. Visits member sites on a regular basis. Identifies unmet needs and ensures awareness of the full range of services, functionality and supporting activities that are available.
  9. Develops membership programs, markets network services to area libraries, and provides quotes for C/W MARS membership to potential new or upgrading libraries.
  10. Oversees grant research and proposals, including project selection, development of grant applications and project implementation. Prepares e-rate applications and submits related forms.
  11. Represents and promotes C/W MARS at conferences and before boards, councils, committees, and other groups as required. Participates in statewide committees and cooperative efforts to assure resource sharing and information exchange for the future growth and stability of the network.
  12. Assumes other responsibilities consistent with position.

Essential Education, Skills, Knowledge

  1. MLS from an accredited ALA institution.
  2. Ten years public or academic library experience, five years supervisory experience and a minimum of three (3) years in a leadership role with an automated library network.
  3. Demonstrated ability to plan with and lead diverse group of people toward common goals.
  4. Demonstrated competence to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Demonstrated, results oriented financial management experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to direct, motivate, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  7. Appropriate experience with library network technology.

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 work is performed primarily in an on-site office setting; however, some 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.

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. The position description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Apply

Applications may be sent to exec-resume@cwmars.org. Applications received by Sept. 29, 2014 will receive first consideration.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is planning for another year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program (NDSR) to be held in the Washington, DC Metro area, starting in June, 2015. As you may know, this program is designed for recent master's and doctoral graduates interested in the field of digital stewardship.  This will be the fourth class of residents for this program overall - the first in 2013, was held in Washington, DC and the second and third, which started earlier this month, are being held concurrently in New York and Boston.

The 2015 DC Residents will each be paired with an affiliated host institution for a 12-month program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. The participating hosts and projects for the 2015 cohort will be announced in early December, and the application period will open shortly after.  News and updates will be posted to the NDSR webpage (www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr ), and The Signal blog (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/).

In addition to providing great career benefits for the residents, the success of the NDSR program also provides benefits to the institutions involved as well as the library and archives field in general.

To learn more about the NDSR, please visit our website at: www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Job Description:

The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field.
  • 3 years of experience either in academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.

Recruiting Start Date:

2014-09-04-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Digital Humanities Librarian

Department:

University Library

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

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.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact Employment@Brown.edu.

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.

To apply, visit Brown University's website.

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Volunteer at Family Fall Fest, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

WHAT: The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with its 3rd Annual Family Fall Fest.

WHEN: October 23rd from 2-5pm.

DUTIES: Volunteers will help set up tables, manage the crowd around our face painter, pass out delicious fall themed snacks, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up.

CONTACT: Please contact Caroline Richardson by email at crichardson@minlib.net.

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Records Management Volunteer, Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Boston, MA

The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club is seeking a volunteer to assist this 100+ year old non-profit organization with its records management. Originally formed in 1896 as a women's club, the JPTC is now a thriving community-focused group located at the Loring-Greenough House in the heart of Jamaica Plain. Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and the Administrative Assistant, the volunteer will work for one to two months on drafting a records management policy. Volunteers must have prior archive experience and have taken a records management course. The end result will be a working plan to be implemented immediately. This position is ideal for a pre-professional who wants to make an difference in their community. Hours are flexible. To find out more about our good work, please visit loring-greenough.org. Interested persons please contact Marieke Van Damme, Board President, at mvandamme@loring-greenough.org.

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Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team.  We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth.  We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection.  Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department?  If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children's Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more.  The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team.

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required.  Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered.

Beginning salary $36,000.00 - $42,000.00 commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.

Full job description available at www.hooksettlibrary.org

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 hshumway@hooksettlibrary.org.

Review of applications will take place beginning October 6, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

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Internship, Fish Passage, UMass, Amherst, MA

The Fish Passage is one of the communities on ScholarWorks: http://scholarworks.umass.edu/fishpassage/. They are looking for an intern to organize their research data for public dissemination.

Email Marilyn Billings mbillings@library.umass.edu for more information.

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Digital Collections Temporary Staff, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Collections Temporary Staff is a position for 20 hours per week reporting to the the Digital Operations Coordinator, within the Acquisitions and Discovery Enhancement unit of the MIT Libraries. This position will assist in metadata creating and quality control related to the Libraries' digital collections. S/he will create, edit and maintain bibliographic records in the Libraries' institutional repository for objects added to the Open Access Collection. Duties may also include assistance with processing print theses, researching and updating records in local tracking databases, or other projects as assigned.

Required: Demonstrated aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work, data entry skills, and strong skills working with spreadsheets and databases.  Excellent organizational skills and evidence of being a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Preferred: Experience or course work that provides understanding of metadata and cataloging.

Job applications are due by September 26th.  Review and interviews will be held beginning the week of September 29th.

Duration:  Approximately through June 30, 2015

Hourly pay rate: $14.00/hour

Please send resumes to the following:

Beverly Turner
Collections Strategy and Management
Digital Operations Coordinator
MIT Libraries, Building 14E-210A
P. 617 253 7366
Email bturner@mit.edu

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Middle/High School Library Media Specialist, Paul Cuffee School, Providence, RI

Reports to: Middle and High School Principals and Head of School
Hours: Full time
Supervises: Library/Media Teaching Partner
Works closely with: Staff at both the middle and upper schools

Job Description

  • Digital Literacy Instructor
    • Teach students and staff how to use 21st Century Learner digital literacy skills to support all classroom curriculum.
    • Create and maintain a detailed, integrated Digital and Information Literacy Curriculum Plan for Grades nine through twelve.
    • Teach the skills, Dispositions in Action, Responsibilities, and Self Assessment Strategies of 21st Century Learners, as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians' Standards.
    • As certified teacher, deliver lessons to students to cultivate ability to find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources of information, to respect intellectual property rights and develop digital citizenship, and the use of various technology tools and media formats for both research and creative products.
    • Provide readers' advisory instruction and reading promotion school wide.
  • Instructional Consultant
    • Work closely with individual teachers in designing instructional units and assessments, provide instructional resources and materials, and advocate for the integration of information literacy and technology skills within larger curricular units.
    • Recommend digital tools, websites, print materials and other resources in multiple formats to teachers to supplement classroom curricular goals.
    • Plan and deliver professional development offerings to assist faculty skill growth.
    • Assist teachers in integrating multiple forms of media into their curriculum design process.
    • Co-teach digital literacy lessons within larger curricular units.
  • Media Center Administrator
    • Maintain ongoing collection development and purchase of library media materials including digital and print formats and processing supplies.
    • Create an annual budget.
    • Administrator of library and literacy promotions and event.
    • Management of library website, online catalog, and patron database.
    • Management of acquisitions, processing and cataloging of materials
    • Advocate for the program's vision, evaluate its effectiveness, and provide leadership.
    • Management of library spaces at MS and US

Position Type: Full-time 
Positions Available: 1 
Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Requirements

  • RI Library Media Teacher Certification Required.
  • National Background Check (after offer)
  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Deborah Reyes
544 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02907
Phone: 401-781-2727
Fax: 401-781-2828
Email: click here

To apply for this position, visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1058962.

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Technical Services Librarian/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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Internships, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

WHAT?

If you have an interest in academic library services, the Hatch Library staff at Bay Path University invites you to consider interning with us this semester. We'd welcome one or more Simmons interns who could help us continue inventorying our institutional archives collection, preparing selected items for digitization (already ongoing through the BPL/IMLS project), and developing appropriate records and finding aids. We'd also welcome professionally guided assistance in providing reference services and information literacy instruction to our students.

WHERE?

Bay Path University is a dynamic private college located in nearby Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Since our founding in 1897, we have emphasized a career-focused curriculum that prepares students to become professionals and leaders in their fields. Our innovative programs for undergraduate women, our One-Day-a-Week Saturday program, sixteen graduate programs for men and women, and Bay Path Online have made us a pioneer among our peer institutions.

The Hatch Library supports Bay Path's 2,500+ residential and commuter students, online students from throughout the United States and beyond, programs on all levels and at two satellite campuses, in Charlton and Burlington, MA, and is open seven days a week year round.

WHEN?

During the academic year (September-May) our library is open for the following hours:

*Monday-Thursday 8 AM - 10 PM
*Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
*Saturday 7 AM - 7 PM
*Sunday 1 PM - 10 PM

SLIS West interns can work with one or more of our librarians at any of these times.

LEARN MORE:

For Hatch information, go to our web site: http://library.baypath.edu. If interested in these opportunities, contact Library Director Mike Moran (413-565-1284; mmoran@baypath.edu)

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Instruction/Reference Librarian - Visiting Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Shapiro Library seeks an enthusiastic and team-oriented Librarian to provide instruction and reference services. This position will also be the library liaison to one department or school. This is a ten month visiting faculty position with a start date of October 1, 2014.

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of general reference works, as well as the ability to work with electronic and traditional information sources. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching in an academic information literacy instruction program; possess excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially.

While library experience is preferred, we encourage recent Library Science graduates to apply. Knowledge of business reference sources preferred, not required.

Some weekend (October-May) hours are required as part of a shared Saturday coverage rotation.

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12245

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Learning Commons Internship, Dracut Senior High School, Dracut, MA

Dracut Senior High School is looking for students interested in assisting with the organizing and set up of Dracut Senior High School's brand new Learning Commons. The process will include weeding out materials no longer needed in the collection and the organization of materials in a way to bring attention to the rich collection. This is a great opportunity for students in a college library studies program to get hands on experience and time in a high school setting under the supervision of a MA certified school librarian. Ideally, interested students will visit or intern for a few hours at a time. Help will be needed throughout the current school year.

Any interested students can contact Christin Monaghan, school librarian, by email: cmonaghan@dracutps.org.

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Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0070

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead digital scholarship initiatives for the Smith College Libraries' Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) department, working closely with colleagues engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith.  Promote the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by developing methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences for research, teaching and learning.  Provide instruction and consultation services for digital projects, and serve on project teams.  Facilitate the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students. Serve as a resource for other TLR librarians who are engaged in digital scholarship; provides training and consultation.  Keep abreast of new developments in digital scholarship and scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences, and promote awareness among colleagues.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication:  Research digital scholarship technologies and methodologies and promote them to faculty and students; provide expert consultation and instruction on digital humanities/social sciences techniques and tools; participate on project teams as an active partner in the development of digital projects. Partner with the libraries' Digital Strategies & Services staff to provide consultation for faculty and students on the management and preservation of digital content through Smith's repositories.  Work with subject liaisons to identify and vet library content to be incorporated into projects; help subject liaisons participate in digital scholarship by providing group training and one-on-one consultations for colleagues.  Maintain a working knowledge of copyright issues related to digital scholarship, and be able to exercise knowledge of copyright appropriately.  Collaborate and consult with other professionals across the Libraries, the College and the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities; develop instructional materials. 

Collection Development and Subject Liaison: Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web based tools and digital information services.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies.  Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences preferred.  At least 2 years of experience working with faculty or students on digital scholarship projects; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons.

Skills: Ability to select, implement and evaluate emerging tools of digital scholarship.  Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication and the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse audience.  Demonstrated project management skills. A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Title: AD0071 - Instructional Technology Librarian

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0071

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead and implement the integration of instructional technologies into our information literacy and instruction program, supporting both in-person and online/blended learning.  Identify opportunities, determine requirements, choose tools and implement a suite of effective online teaching tools that are easy to discover, access and incorporate into the library's website and other online platforms.  Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to enhance learning spaces, and contribute to the conversation about learning spaces related to the library's building plan.  Serve as both a practicing teacher and a resource for other teaching librarians.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional Technology:  Apply learning theories and knowledge of educational technologies to develop and support the creation of instructional modules, online learning objects, and other materials for library instruction and information literacy.  Select and implement innovative digital tools for library instruction and serve as a consultant to other librarians to do the same.  Maintain knowledge of new instructional technologies.  Improve and enhance technologies for learning spaces around the libraries.  Collaborate closely with Smith's Educational Technology Services group.  Collaborate and consult with other instructional technology professionals across the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Participate in leading, implementing and assessing a systematic information literacy program that incorporates the teaching of the effective location, evaluation and ethical use of information into the curriculum.  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web-based tools and digital information services.  Develop, implement and market reference programs, services and resources to user constituencies.

Collection Development and Subject Liaison:  Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures. Conduct collection analysis and usage studies; stay informed on publishing and pricing trends.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies. Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  At least 2 years of experience with selecting, implementing and evaluating instructional technologies in a library setting; knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons. Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences is preferred. 

Skills:  Demonstrated ability to select, implement and evaluate instructional design concepts.  Ability to use instructional technologies effectively to enhance in-person and online library instruction.  A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Metadata and Technical Services Archivist, Smith College, Northampton, MA

AD0081 - Metadata and Technical Services Archivist

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0081

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead the Special Collections implementation of metadata standards and processing methodologies; develop and maintain policies and procedures for archival collection management consistent with nationally accepted standards; supervise digital workflow and training for Special Collections physical and digital content. Work closely with the Digital Strategies and Services staff.

Duties and Responsbilities:

Metadata & Systems: Establish workflows for metadata creation and capture, including accessioning, arrangement, description, and other all-inclusive metadata. Oversee existing collection management systems and manage the migration of legacy content to new systems when necessary.

Collection Management: Steward materials throughout the archival process from post-accessioning (including the writing, editing, and quality control of finding aids and other discovery tools for research use); promote collection access through uniform and improved description; in consultation with other archival staff and the Director of Special Collections establish goals (processing priorities) and criteria for processing materials; coordinate the integration of collections in all formats for improved access.

Workflow Management and Documentation: Reengineer technical procedures and practices for use in ever-evolving technological environments and communicate those to staff through the creation or revision of manuals as well as peer-to-peer training; collaborate with Libraries staff on the preservation and access of both analog and digital collection content within all system environments; in close collaboration with other archivists, serve as the principal manager of both analog and digital collection content metadata (administrative, descriptive, structural, and preservation) and collection management systems.

Work with archival staff to ensure the authenticity and reliability of digitized and born digital content according to archival best practices and standards; supervise the workflow of both born digital collection as well as the digitization of analog collections in the digital production studio.

Reference and Other: Provide reference and research service for patrons, including scheduled reading room coverage; train and supervise students in processing, digital content management, and other collections-based activities. Participate actively in the shared decision making for Special Collections, resource management, and program and policy development; participate actively in the archival profession as part of professional development; perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a related disciplinary field with archival management coursework; Three years of experience with processing physical and digital collections, including the selection, processing and preservation of historical, valued, and sensitive documents; demonstrated understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving. Experience as a project lead and as a peer trainer.

Skills: Ability to envision and execute successful digital content management projects; knowledge of archival theory; knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions as related to analog and digital collections.

Strong technical skills required in format validation and conversion methods, data integrity techniques and technologies, long term storage planning, and digital asset management systems. Ability to articulate highly technical concepts to a variety of audiences);

Working knowledge of collection management, preservation and access platforms such as ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, Drupal, Fedora Commons, Omeka, and MetaArchive. In-depth knowledge of digital preservation standards: PREMIS and OAIS. Knowledge and experience writing in HTML and XML, structural databases, as well as related schema EAD / MARC and standards Dublin Core, METS, and MODS.

To apply, visit the Smith College website.

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Research and Instruction Librarians (2 positions), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Amherst College, a highly selective liberal-arts college, seeks two talented librarians for newly created positions in the library's Research & Instruction department. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment, are interested in mentoring a diverse student body, and/or who have a record of teaching a diverse student population.

As part of a collaborative and dynamic team of seven Research & Instruction librarians, both positions will teach in the library's program of course-integrated research instruction; build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their information needs; serve as subject librarian for several departments, acting as research instructor, liaison, and selector; and provide general research help and guide library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats. Additionally, the Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian will focus on strategies to support student success through library instruction, resources, and services. The Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian will take the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates responsive, disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes; teaches how to use information in a variety of settings; and supports students pursuing independent research projects.
  • Serves as subject specialist and liaison to several academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, possibly in foreign languages/literature or disciplines with quantitative needs [may include Economics, Psychology, French, Spanish, Russian, or Math & Statistics, depending on strengths and fit]: provides in-depth consultations about resources and research strategies; develops and manages relevant collections in all formats; connects faculty and students with library services.
  • Provides research assistance in the main Robert Frost Library.
  • Incorporates emerging information technologies and new uses of resources in response to evolving patterns of publishing and information dissemination.
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the Library, the College, Five Colleges, and at regional and national organizations.
  • Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library and across the College.

Additional areas of focus:

Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian: Develops outreach strategies to promote library instruction, resources, and services; liaises with student groups and other departments and offices on campus supporting student success.

Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian: Takes the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience; anticipates and supports changes in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent.
  • A history of excellent teaching; a commitment to undergraduates and undergraduate education; and a record of rapport and collaboration on assignments, course design, and pedagogical strategies.
  • Experience in an academic library or research institution with a focus on teaching, resource selection, or other public services.
  • Strong academic background and intellectual curiosity; additional graduate degree and fluency in a foreign language preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the Library to a variety of constituents.
  • Commitment to work closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators.
  • Willingness to tackle challenges in an academic library with energy and enthusiasm, showing patience, tact, and good humor in providing user-focused public service.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply visit the Amherst College Human Resources website.

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Young Adult's Librarian II, Grove Hall Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adult's Librarian II position in the Grove Hall Branch. The successful candidate will execute the Library's program of service to the general public with emphasis on young adults and perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

Salary: $49,101.17 - 66,233.52, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or work taken, for credit, at an accredited library school.

Experience - Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices, and procedures; extensive knowledge of young adults' literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults; demonstrated willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 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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Children's Librarian I, Connolly Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Salary: $44,566 - 60,099, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable.

Experience - Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 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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Curator of Music, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Organization

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

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

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

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Curator of Music position to assume responsibility for the Music collections and research services of the Arts Department and/or perform specialized, highly responsible professional library work of a complex nature.

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 relevant field or equivalent from an accredited library school. Pertinent subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Four years of appropriate library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Requirements - Technology skills appropriate to perform the duties of the job. Some evening and weekend hours. Excellent public service 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, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

(Part-time, Non-benefited, Academic Year)

MCLA's Freel Library, is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to provide all aspects of professional reverence services to meet the learning and teachings needs of MCLA students, faculty and staff. Looking for someone available M-W, 2 - 9 p.m., can be somewhat flexible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students use technology and library tools to locate information and complete assignments and research projects
  • Maintains knowledge of standard reference and scholarly resources, including Freel Library databases and scholarly public web resources related to the MCLA curriculum
  • Develops and updates bibliographies and other instructional materials in print and electronic format
  • Provides back-up staffing of the circulation desk as necessary

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science and professional experience in an academic library preferred; current enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program with completion of a reference services course considered
  • Familiarly with reference and instruction services in a digital environment and knowledge of a range of print and electronic resources for undergraduate and graduate research needs
  • Expertise in research principles and database searching, familiarity with library automation and emerging library technologies and services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume to: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=52305

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

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Archives Collections Associate, Institute Archives and Special Collections (Library Assistant III), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist with acquisition procedures; physical transfer of new archival and manuscript collections; and provide support to its records management program. This position provides the opportunity to utilize and develop archival processing skills in a vibrant university Archives setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Collections Archivist, the Archives Collections Associate will, after initial contacts by the Archivist, work with offices and donors regarding the transfer of collections; draft donor acknowledgement and gift agreement letters; and make straightforward appraisal decisions (what to keep/discard). Processing activities of the Associate include participation in the creation of transfer lists and inventories, packing, preservation re-housing, and labeling, as well as updating box/folder lists, conducting background research, drafting collection descriptions, updating/editing finding aids, and editing databases. S/he will also assist with "on-demand" processing activities including appraisal, re-organizing, re-housing, and updating descriptions. The Collections Associate will assist with initial transfers of born-digital files which includes using the IASC's collection management databases, entering data and assisting with the creation and implementation of descriptive standards, including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core. Dealing appropriately with confidential material and making decisions regarding what qualifies as restricted material is an important aspect of the Associate's work. The Archives Collections Associate will assist with records management transfers and retrieval requests, and records management activities. S/he will maintain written documentation of procedures, engage with IASC staff and participate in formulating policy and workflow enhancements. S/he may perform "on-demand" scanning for researchers, or staff and may staff the reference desk if needed, answering reference queries based on knowledge of collections, and performing reference desk "backup" procedures. The Associate may hire, train and direct work of student workers and MITemps and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Two years experience processing collections in an archival repository or library. Aptitude for careful, accurate and detail-oriented work. Strong analytical skills with ability to work and apply judgment independently. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including commitment to working effectively within a diverse population and demonstrated ability to follow direction and to work collaboratively and contribute to team progress. Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and to manage competing priorities. Flexibility and ability to adapt to change and work successfully in fast-paced, dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of documents and information collected and reviewed. Physical aspect of job requires ability to regularly lift and move boxes of materials weighing approximately 40 lbs. Preferred - Bachelor's degree. Experience working in an academic environment. Knowledge of DACS, MARC, EAD, XML. Experience scanning documents or working on digitization projects. Knowledge of HTML and website editing.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

MIT offers excellent benefits including health and dental plans and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Adult Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell, MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Organizes and supervises the services in the reference department, including providing reference service to patrons, community outreach programs, provides automated reference services; and performs professional library service in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.

Job duties: Provides reference service to patrons in person, on phone, and via email. Develops reading, reference, and research materials through selection and purchase of books, materials
and equipment. Promotes interest in the library as a community resource by visiting and speaking to school, civic, cultural, and social organizations. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Interacts with community resources to enhance the reference collection and patron information opportunities. Provides training and supervision to volunteer staff. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Special working conditions: Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Must be able to do light to moderate lifting.

Minimum qualifications: Expertise in computer and electronic technology and familiarity with emerging trends. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Work includes an evening and some Saturdays.

37.5 hour work week

Pay range: $45,746.1-$57,128.33 in six steps

Closing Date October 17, 2014.

Please send resume and a letter of application to:
Human Resources, Barbara Childs at bchilds@townofnorwell.net

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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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Architecture_MPS Internship (Remote Position)

Architecture_media_politics_society is a peer-reviewed academic journal that combines the role of librarians and academics in the scholarly communication process. Its focus is architecture but is also cross disciplinary. It is a platform for publication but also operates a librarian-run resource repository offering up-to-date materials for research. It represents an academic first: the combining of the skills of librarians and academics to offer research materials and related publications on a single platform.

It is run in affiliation with Ravensbourne (University) College, London, UK; and Adelphi University, New York, US.

Interns interested in the following are encouraged to apply:

  1. Editorial/ Research Support: Activities include copy-editing, research support etc.
  2. Resource Repository: Activities include managing and developing research materials - current listings, research guides etc.
  3. Awareness & Access: Developing communication strategies; monitoring online publishing trends

This voluntary scheme is flexible and can be adapted to the requirements of particular programs and interns, both in terms of content and duration. It can be focused on specific tasks or can be offered over extended periods and cover various fields. All interns work remotely. It represents a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to gain experience in:

  1. cutting-edge developments in academic publications and
  2. the early stage development of an innovative partnership between librarians and academics.

For-credit and non-credit positions available.

Applicants are invited to send:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a short expression of interest indicating their areas of skills / interest; preferred start date; whether it will be for credit with their program.

Send to: Head of Research Support & Reference, Rachel Isaac-Menard, ris@architecturemps.com

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

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management and administration in a supervisory position required, library experience highly valued. Familiarity with multiple areas of personnel administration (i.e. performance management,  HRIS systems, employee relations) and unionized environments strongly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with demonstrated planning and management skills are required. Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required, advanced degree and/or professional Human Resource certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director, and in close collaboration with the Assistant Director for Public Services, the Assistant Director maintains and improves the organization's human resources capability by planning, implementing, and evaluating recruitment, performance management, operations improvement and human resources policies, programs, and practices that impact the Library's more than one hundred employees. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement a full life cycle recruitment and selection process; work with managers to identify needs, source candidates, assess/test candidates, complete job offer process and on-board new employees.
  • Oversee performance management process; work with managers to complete effective annual performance evaluations, develop remedial plans as necessary, recommend merit increases or position upgrades.
  • Ensure all job descriptions are up-to-date in terms of responsibilities, outcomes and core competencies.  Work with managers to ensure that each employee understands expectations for performance and behavior.
  • Coach managers on effective management skills; provide counsel on providing timely feedback, create disciplinary action plans.
  • Develop and implement a staff development process; work with individual staff on self-assessment and skills gaps, implement formal and informal training, mentorships, and coaching that allow staff to succeed in their current roles or move into new ones.
  • Conduct separation interviews with staff members who leave the Library; analyze data and make changes or recommendations to ameliorate identified issues or to modify initial selection process.
  • Lead the Library's continuous improvement efforts; identify opportunities to upgrade (or make unnecessary) personnel processes or practices; use data and observation to make/recommend changes; reduce non-value added activities across the Libraries through appropriate use of technology.
  • Interpret city and library policies for staff; coordinate with the City Personnel Department on benefits, compensation labor relations and other areas that impact the Library.
  • Oversee implementation of union contracts and collaborate with union representatives to resolve issues
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Manage all aspects of the payroll process; responds to all employment verification requests.
  • Maintain all human resource records.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal laws that impact employees and employers and ensure that the Library is in full compliance.
  • Serve as a fully-engaged member of the Library's management team; attend library and community events, represent the Director/Library at meetings and conferences.
  • Performs related duties as required

SALARY: $89,712-$106,887 + excellent benefits

DEADLINE: October 14, 2014 by 5pm

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

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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New Mexico State Librarian, Santa Fe, NM

The State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic and advocacy-oriented individual to fill the position of State Librarian and Director of the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) Division. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. DCA and NMSL are located in beautiful, historic Santa Fe - New Mexico's heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum and historic sites' education programs and collections, and preservation, arts, and archaeological programs.

The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 47 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million.  The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico's culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today's societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. The State Librarian will be responsible for administering grants-in-aid, library extension, development services, and the state documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico.  

The successful candidate will have a strong and positive record in policy administration and strategic planning, budget planning and execution, leadership, and personnel management. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and work successfully with legislative, governmental, and other policy-making bodies.  Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences will be essential to the candidate's success as the State Librarian. Support of New Mexico public and tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public and/or tribal library experience is preferred. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration. 
  • Record of successful experience in management, policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a similar entity to the State Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct a complex organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and enhancement for improvement.

Salary compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000 per year.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest including a statement responding to the requirements outlined in the position announcement (no more than three pages), a comprehensive resume, unofficial transcripts reflecting award of required graduate degree, and names and contact information for three to five professional references. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.

To apply: Send application packet to the attention of Lori Smith Thornton (on behalf of the NM State Librarian Search Committee) at:

New Mexico State Library
Department of Cultural Affairs
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Lori.Thornton@state.nm.us

Offer contingent upon verification of eligibility for employment in the United States. The State of New Mexico is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the employer's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and other applicable policies/procedures.

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Cataloger and Classifier II (Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  2. Experience: Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online and print cataloging resources and utilities.
  3. Requirements
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
      • OCLC Connexion client software
      • AACR2r
      • LC Subject Headings
      • Library of Congress Classification
      • Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
      • General Rules for Description
      • Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
      • PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
    • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.
    • Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is required.
    • Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed to meet the needs of the department:
    • For a Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging rare books or manuscripts. Working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards is required. Proficiency in Latin is required. Experience handling fragile original material is required. Experience applying the Art and Architecture Thesaurus headings is highly desirable. Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards is highly desirable.
    • Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:
      • Cataloger's Desktop
      • Classification Web
      • RDA Toolkit
      • MSWord and Excel

Employment Requirements:

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

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

Job ID: 347162

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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Library Director, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH

The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library. This 35-hour per week position is primarily administrative and includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of four, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

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

A bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology, and finance, and an MLS from an ALA accredited program is preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resumé to Cook Memorial Library, Attn.: Search Committee, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886.

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.tamworthlibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2014.

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Editorial/Online Assistant, Harvard Law School Communications Office, Cambridge, MA

The HLS Communications Office seeks a part time editorial/online assistant for up to 17.25 hours per week for the academic year.

We are looking for students with extensive editorial/online experience to assist in writing and fact checking news posts and other content featured in both our online (today.law.harvard.edu) and print publications.

Prior editorial experience and working knowledge of and experience with WordPress is required. Familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop a plus.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Strong communications skills
  • Copy editing and proofreading experience, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and online research skills
  • Strong WordPress skills

And who is:

  • Able to meet tight deadlines
  • An independent worker and self starter, does not require extensive direction
  • Naturally curious, motivated and collaborative

This is a paid position.

Please send your resume and writing clips to lgrant@law.harvard.edu if you are interested.

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Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will coordinate library instruction for undergraduate writing courses and develop programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students. In addition to participating as a general reference librarian, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation; developing and implementing instructional programs and materials; maintaining and building library collections; and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies. As a faculty member, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with a yearly salary range of $58,044-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. For first consideration applications must be submitted before October 13, 2014. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2015.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:  http://apply.interfolio.com/26448

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Library Applications Developer, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Grade K / Exempt

Position #147510

Division: Drexel University Libraries

Date: September 9, 2014, revised

Summary

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and enthusiastic developer to play an integral role in the implementation of infrastructure and services that will enhance the Libraries' support for resource discovery and academic research.

The incumbent will work in a collaborative, team-based environment to leverage, customize, and integrate new technologies and services in support of the Libraries' initiatives. Projects include developing support for the management and archiving of university research data and records and the planning and implementation of a coordinated search and discovery solution for accessing the Libraries' resources. This position will be a key contributor for these projects and will work with tools such as Fedora, Islandora, Solr, and Archivematica. 

As a member of the Libraries' Discovery Systems team and reporting to the manager of discovery systems, the successful candidate will also collaborate with team members and Libraries' staff on technical project development including user needs and functional requirements, design documentation, and evaluating solutions. As needed, the incumbent will also work alongside related groups across the Drexel campus and coordinate technical requirements with other departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play an integral role in the planning, development, and implementation of a University-wide search and discovery system that incorporates and exposes content from the Libraries' catalog, academic journals, archives, faculty activity, research data, university records, and outside sources as appropriate.
  • Along with Discovery Systems team members and Libraries' staff, implement a workflow for managing data and digital objects as they move from acquisition systems to systems for processing and into long-term storage and online access through Fedora and Islandora.
  • Work with team members and Archives staff to evaluate, implement, and customize tools, including Archivematica and BitCurator, to support digital object processing and conversion, data transformation, metadata extraction, archival description, and digital forensics.
  • Document solutions and workflows for internal purposes and also as part of compliance with University legal and privacy requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Libraries' discovery systems team and other campus constituents on relevant technology planning and agendas.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information or Computer Sciences or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years minimum application or systems development experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application development life cycle
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a major language such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and other data encoding languages and standards.
  • Experience performing data transfers utilizing software library or language APIs
  • Experience with Linux
  • Commitment to continuously enhancing development skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Strong oral and written communications skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic, library, or archives environments
  • Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat & other delivery servers.
  • Experience with a version-control system such as Git or Subversion.
  • Experience with the Fedora Commons and Islandora digital asset management systems
  • Experience with data or digital object processing tools such as Archivematica

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78575

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Collections and Data Management Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Put your in-depth knowledge of the business/social sciences information industry and your strong quantitative, analytical, communication, and problem solving skills to work in a vibrant organization that is building an exemplar 21st century academic library to support research, teaching, and learning at a world renowned business school.

Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School (HBS) is seeking a versatile, results and service oriented individual who thrives in a changing learning environment to become a key member of the Baker Library collections and data management teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementing and providing day-to-day management of the new Research Data Management Program for HBS.
  • Acquiring and tracking special data sets and other research materials for individual HBS faculty and doctoral students.
  • Consulting with customers and colleagues on intellectual property issues.
  • Implementing the collection development policy, including vendor negotiations and licensing.
  • Preparing budget requests and forecasts and liaise with Harvard Library acquisitions as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in information management, library science, or business
  • 4+ years' experience in collection development including contract negotiations and management
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgement in dealing with priority customers and vendors
  • Fundamental understanding of intellectual property issues
  • In-depth understanding of scholarly communications and the information industry, preferably in the field of contemporary business and/or social sciences
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

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

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

To apply, please go to http://bit.ly/1whymgV

If URL does not work go to:
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/
Click on 'Search Jobs'
Click on 'Search Openings'
Enter #33846BR in the Auto Req ID field and click 'Search'.

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Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science at SLIS West Part-time Student Assistant, South Hadley, MA

This is a part-time position. The site of the work is the South Hadley office of the SLIS West at MHC program.

Start Date: End of September 2014

Department: Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science

Address: 19 College Street, South Hadley, MA  01075

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  1. Supports SLIS West faculty, including help with Moodlerooms, wikis, blogs, checking links and resources, posting content, managing reserves, photocopying, setting up presentation equipment, etc.
  2. Collects data and produces reports, including program assessments, SLIS course evaluations, surveys, and other on-going assessment activities.
  3. Handles classroom, continuing education, and computer lab logistics (particularly on Saturdays), including opening and closing of classrooms, facilitating classroom use, and other duties.
  4. Supports the SLIS office space and equipment, including basic technical support for computer workstations, cleaning up, and other duties; and supports the activities of the SLIS West office, including filing, scheduling, organizing, web site management, computer lab maintenance and other office duties.
  5. Working with the Simmons SLIS West Program Manager helps with the logistics of event planning and recruiting. Occasionally creates materials for information session packets.
  6. Maintains SLIS West Office Wiki and photographic archive.
  7. Assists SLIS West students and student organizations, such as LISSA West. Organizes events, designs and leads workshops, and provides tutoring services for students.
  8. Processes and manages student records within ALEPH library system at Mt. Holyoke LITS.
  9. Occasional responsibility for the SLIS West Office, in the absence of the Program Manager and Assistant Dean
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  1. Enrollment in the SLIS West program;
  2. Completion of one semester;
  3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  4. Strong organizational skills;
  5. Good computer technology and Internet skills, including HTML and wiki markup
  6. Willingness to take on work at divergent skill and prestige levels from cleaning up the office to maintaining website content to tutoring and leading workshops;
  7. Commitment to the success of the SLIS West program

Recommended:

  1. Familiarity with Moodlerooms;
  2. Familiarity with wikis and web publication tools;
  3. Familiarity with reference sources;
  4. Familiarity with Excel
  5. Expected date of graduation no earlier than August 2015

Hourly rate: $13.00/hour

Hours/week: Up to 15 hours per week; days and times needed: Support must be provided on Saturdays, before and after each class, but work schedule will not conflict with taking courses. Remaining hours as arranged in advance.

Reporting structure: Reports to the Program Manager for the SLIS West program. Coordinates with the SLIS West Assistant Dean.

End period: June 30, 2014, with the possibility of renewal (must be enrolled in SLIS and attending classes at SLIS West).

Position Closing Date: September 25, 2014

Email resume and cover letter to: 

Johanna Radding
SLIS West Program Manager
johanna.radding@simmons.edu

Terry Plum
SLIS West Program Director
terry.plum@simmons.edu

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Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA

Job Duties:

This is an entry level Archivist position. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in implementing a fourteen-month project at the Pennsylvania State Archives made possible by funds from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC). One archivist will be hired to process, re-appraise, re-house and create detailed listings for records of the late twentieth century Pennsylvania Governors Shapp, Thornburgh and Casey. The employee will be hired through the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Duties will include: re-appraising and re-housing over 400 cubic feet of records relating to the Commission for Women, the Bureau of Affirmative Action, Chief Clerk's Office and others. Additionally, official videotapes of the Thornburgh and Casey Administrations will be reappraised and organized into appropriate acid-free storage containers. Inventories of the re-housed items will be created and prepared for upload to the Archives web site. Other related duties may arise as the project progresses.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to make a twelve month commitment to the project
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic archival standards and practices
  • Familiarity with archival processing standards and practices
  • Familiarity with current archival preservation practices
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software applications
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree with archival component and/or equivalent archival experience

Beginning annual salary will be $39,257 with full benefits. The anticipated start date is late October, 2014.

Please submit applications by October 1 to:

Pennsylvania State Archives
Attn: David Shoff
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

For more information contact the Project Director, David Shoff at: 717-783-5796 or email: dshoff@pa.gov

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School Learning Commons Internship, Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School, Montague, MA

The newly redesigned TFHS/GFMS Learning Commons is seeking a strong education or library student for an internship opportunity this fall, winter, and/or spring semester(s).

Candidates must*:

  1. Love books
  2. Enjoy students
  3. Want to learn  
  4. Like giving their opinions (& being heard!)

*Other qualifications depend upon school needs and student intern's interest.

Contact: Chani Craig chani.craig@gmrsd.org or 413-863-7217

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Young Adult Specialist/Children's Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Town of Southwick is seeking an energetic individual for the above position. Full-time 37.5 hours per week @ $17.27 per hour. One year probationary period. Acceptable Experience and Training: A college degree or equivalent. Five years training or experience in children's and young adult services and literature. Interested individuals may obtain a copy of the Position Description and Town Employment Application by contacting the Selectmen's Office at 569-5995 or on the Town's website at www.southwickma.org. Applications and resume must be received by dropping off or mailing by 9/26/14, 12:00 noon, to Selectmen's Office, 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077. Southwick is an A/A, EOE, ADA Employer.

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Archives Specialist, National Archives and Record Administration, College Park, MD

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has an archives specialist job opening in its Chief Records Officer (CRO) unit.  The duty station is at Archives II in the Washington suburbs (College Park, MD). Applications are due September 26. The announcement is here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381006000

This is a developmental, Full Time position, with the potential to be converted after a year to a term position (1-4 years) OR to a permanent position with NARA. Starting salary range for GS-9 is $52,146.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year. Promotion potential to GS-12, journeyman level, for which the Federal salary range in the DC area is $75,621 to $98,305. Federal GS pay rates, DC area locality pay adjusted, here: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/14Tables/html/DCB.aspx

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Part-time Library Paraprofessional Position, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

Boston Public Schools is seeking a .2 Library Paraprofessional for the Nathan Hale Elementary School. This position may be scheduled as one full day/week or two half days/week. This is an excellent opportunity for a student pursuing library media studies to gain valuable work experience in an elementary school library while still working on their degree. 

To apply, please send resume to Amy Short, Director of Library and Media Services, at ashort@bostonpublicschools.org.

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Electronic Records Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Annual Salary Range: $35,589.60 - $56,685.60   Salary is negotiable within the range based on qualifications and experience.

The Alabama Department of Archives and History seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative Electronic Records Archivist to lead preservation activities within the organization. The electronic records archivist will be responsible for the acquisition, appraisal, description, management, policy-formation, and preservation of born-digital and imaged records with legal, historical, evidential, research, or administrative value. This work will be completed in cooperation with an ADAH IT staff member, reference and collections management staff members, and other members of the records management/appraisal staff as part of the ADAH electronic records team.  The electronic records archivist will also be responsible for ensuring electronic records policies, principles, standards, and best practices are instilled in all ADAH staff members.

Duties:

  • Evaluate current Alabama, other states', and national laws with regards to electronic records and record keeping.
  • Collaborate with state and local government officials, private donors, and patrons to facilitate the acquisition of a wide array of electronic collections, including but not limited to state agency electronic records and websites, born digital manuscripts and personal papers, research datasets and publications.
  • Work with all stakeholders to develop and/or revise policies, rules and guidelines concerning the management of electronic records and electronic records systems towards the creation of Trusted Digital Repositories, based on national and international best practices.
  • Appraise, develop, and implement retention periods for electronic government records.
  • Develop and provide training for state and local agency staff in the proper management of electronic/digital records.
  • Provide expert advice and consulting on issues concerning electronic/digital materials.
  • Design, prepare, and update, as needed, technical leaflets and other related educational/informational publications on electronic records management for distribution and reference.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of records management and archival core competencies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved with the appraisal, acquisition, and disposition of records.
  • Knowledge of principles of database management, enterprise architecture, and systems analysis and development.
  • Knowledge of current preservation technologies and OAIS and TRAC.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of reformatting best practices.
  • Evidence of commitment to the archival profession by memberships and participation in professional associations.
  • Record of ongoing professional development and contribution.
  • Ability to work well with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy boxes weighing on average 30-40 pounds.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in archives/library/information science or a related field with completion of graduate level course work in archives or information management.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Two years of professional experience in archival work and records/information management in an archival repository.
  • A current driver's license

Desired Experience:

  • Application of archival theory and practice to the management and preservation of electronic records.
  • Demonstrated experience with various platforms.  ADAH currently uses Windows, Voyager, CONTENTdm, and LOCKSS.
  • Project management experience as it applies to management of electronic/digital content.
  • Experience creating preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content strongly preferred.

Montgomery and ADAH

Montgomery and the River Region are home to friendly people, high-tech industry, the State Capitol, and a major Air Force Base. The region is growing quickly with over 360,000 people in Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Pike Road, Wetumpka and Tallassee and enjoys a low cost of living. Located in central Alabama at the intersection of Interstate Highway 85 (east and west) and Interstate Highway 65 (north and south), Montgomery is:

  • 161 miles southwest of Atlanta
  • 92 miles south of Birmingham
  • 168 miles north of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico

Alabama created the first state department of archives and history in the United States. Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History became a model for many other states.  Now in its second century of service, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is mindful of its obligation to preserve the records of its past and to serve the information needs of future generations of researchers.  The department continues the following programs as priority services:

  • assistance to state agencies and local governments in the preservation of their records of historical value
  • work to preserve modern records in fragile formats, such as computer records, photographs, and video tapes
  • educational programs and tours to school children, tourists, and interested citizens
  • reference service
  • maintenance of the security of collections held by the Archives
  • the use of new information technology to extend the department's services.

Application Process:

Steve Murray, ADAH Director, and Tom Turley, Appraisal Coordinator, will be attending the SAA meeting in Washington, DC in August.  If you would like to arrange a time to meet with them during the meeting, please email them at steve.murray@archives.alabama.gov or tom.turley@archives.alabama.gov

Please submit a resume, list of three references, 3-5 page interpretive writing sample, and cover letter to the address below by September 30, 2014.  The cover letter should include availability details and salary requirements.

Candidates will be selected for interview and formal application based on the information submitted, with an anticipated hiring date in November 2014.

Tracey Berezansky

tracey.berezansky@archives.alabama.gov

Alabama Department of Archives and History

P.O. Box 300100

Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

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Temporary Intermittent Senior Substitute (2), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position # X426

37.5 hrs a week including 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.

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 person 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

DUTIES:

  • Provides substitute coverage for all departments and branches of the library as needed
  • Provides coverage for public service areas as needed at main library and branches
  • 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

SALARY:                    $14.71 per hour

DEADLINE:             September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm 

Applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to employment@cambridgema.gov or to  Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Library Internship, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Currently hiring

Primarily in partnership with Simmons College, Boston, USA, Salzburg Global Seminar offers an internship program working in our historic Max Reinhardt Library and archives. Candidates should have completed postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area.

Those interested should send cover letter, with availabilty, and CV addressed to:

Michaela Goldman
Schloss Leopoldskron
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
5020 Salzburg, Austria
hr@salzburgglobal.org

Salzburg Global Seminar is a fully independent international organization established in 1947 to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. Based in the heart of Europe, its programs, research, expert networks and partner institutions span every region of the world. Every year, Salzburg Global convenes over 1,000 emerging leaders from more than 160 countries at its magnificent campus at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.

The purpose of the Library is to provide fellows and faculty members with access to current materials on the topic of their particular session. The Library also provides a limited number of general books and magazines of use to and of interest for fellows. The composition of the collection reflects the topics of Salzburg Global Seminar sessions. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request. The people who make up our faculty, fellows, and staff drive the creative thinking and problem-solving central to Salzburg Global Seminar's mission. This includes our interns. Salzburg Global Seminar offers three-month non-accredited internships to help program staff prepare for international meetings and, when possible, work on longer-term projects.

Responsibilities of Library Intern

Cataloging: 

  • Identifying books that should be taken out of circulation
  • Cataloging of all new acquisitions using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Cataloging Fellows' donations and papers in a session/vertical file
  • Type up gift plate and thank you notes

Periodicals/newspapers: 

  • Subscription renewals as required
  • Set out periodicals and papers

Research:

  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic
  • Identify stakeholders who might take part in sessions
  • Identify potential faculty for sessions

Session responsibilities: 

  • Compilation of resource pages for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions 
  • Compilation of reserve shelf
  • Provide paper for printer and copier
  • Order and distribute papers for faculty Session Archives
  • Evaluating what is relevant in the Seminar session archives
  • Scanning all relevant information
  • Reviewing and organizing photographic archives

Compensation:

  • Round-trip travel to/from Salzburg
  • Meals and Accommodation on-site
  • Additional benefits such as Skype credit allowance and on premise fitness studio

For more information regarding this internship or to apply please contact:

Michaela Goldman
Intern Program Manager
Salzburg Global Seminar
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
5010 Salzburg, Austria
Email: HR@SalzburgGlobal.org
Website: www.SalzburgGlobal.org

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

Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT is currently accepting applications for:

Digital Services/Systems Librarian

Full time, 12 month, tenure track

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: December, 2014 or January, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience. Demonstrated
strong computer and information technology skills; knowledge of and experience with library information systems application modules and system configuration; knowledge of and experience with digital/electronic collection management; knowledge of and experience with website development and maintenance; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working in a team environment to serve a diverse study body under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead
digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for the Library information system; (3) configure system and OPAC modules; (4) develop and maintain the Library's web presence and other web applications; (5) perform other duties in a small academic library as assigned.

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

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

MINIMUM SALARY: $61,255 approximate annual

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:
Noreen Wilson
Human Resources
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2014

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

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans

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Reference Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time internships to assist with reference and exhibition activities, but also including other special projects. The internships can start in the first weeks of September, with possibility of extension. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm

The interns will work with staff to cover the information desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Other duties may include assisting with exhibitions: conduct the research, item and image selection, preservation review, scanning, creation of label text, and panel fabrication for our upcoming exhibitions. Duties may also include processing of small collections, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization.

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases.

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5.

For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department: special.collections@state.ma.us, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to special.collections@state.ma.us.

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Customer Service Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Manager of Patron Services, this position has a primary responsibility to manage the access point/portal to production services in the Preservation Department, particularly the Digital Imaging services group. The incumbent coordinates the day-to-day activities of team staff and independently performs a wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services.   
  
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Represent the department's service offerings to staff, faculty, students, and scholars from Harvard and beyond. Communicate with patrons and staff in person and via email, post, fax, and telephone 
  • Primary responsibility for initial customer contact and inquiries received via email and web forms, leading to formal estimates for work to be performed 
  • Serve as a liaison between Digital Imaging and other academic and administrative offices; coordinate provision of service to libraries and administrative units of the university 
  • Respond promptly, courteously, and in a professional manner to requests, claims, and complaints by telephone, email, letter, and face to face 
  • Coordinate with managers in Digital Imaging to facilitate on-time delivery of products; monitor production schedules and timetables to ensure that commitments are met 
  • Ensure compliance with copyright regulations, application of 'fair use' and adhere to other intellectual property and privacy restrictions 
  • Perform administrative, clerical and financial duties consistent with local and University standards using a suite of Harvard University administrative and financial systems as approved by Harvard and local systems (order management tools)
  • Prepare and maintain the supporting documentation required for processing and invoicing service orders, particularly on-going production projects 
  • Monitor and prepare reports of expenditures to date as required 
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation and statistics required for special projects 
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of office practices; updating staff and documentation as practices change 
  • Design, administer and maintain training tools for orientation to order management tools 
  • Operate and provide initial troubleshooting on standard office computer, copy machine, fax machine; assist others in same as well as arranging for service calls 
  • Maintain both electronic and paper files; with attention to records management, annual growth and record disposal 
  • Prepare and monitor preparation of product/service estimates; address patron question regarding payment and order status 
  • Monitor daily income and production workflow 
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of new policies and practices 
  • Participate in library-affiliated discussion and working groups and stay informed of trends in the field 
  • Monitor project workflows developed with other library departments and academic units in conjunction with other departmental staff 
  • Maintain a general knowledge of Library wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services, especially interpreting on-line information about Harvard resources 
  • Demonstrate and model a dedication to excellent internal and external customer service 
  • Mentor staff in all aspects of high quality customer service in the context of departmental mission 
  • Must understand and effectively communicate products and services to a wide range of patrons and project partners 
  • Understanding levels of services and appropriate assignment of priorities 
  • Work with all department staff to ensure that the services offered are consistent with presentation policies, procedures and the preservation needs of the collections

Special note: with implementation of a new order management system (the Aeon photoduplication module) on the near horizon, this position will become the front face of use of the system to a distributed audience. We expected to develop a users group for this system and the incumbent would assume a leading role in that development; incumbent would also assume a key role in training and working with the repositories as they implement the system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent education or work experience required 
  • Minimum of 5 years of academic library experience required and strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service work experience required 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising, training, scheduling, and distributing work for non-exempt level positions required 
  • Demonstrated experience training on technology and workflows required 
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Windows and Office Suite required

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred 
  • High proficiency with oral and written communication and the ability to write routine correspondence and memos 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple task in a high paced environment and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to identify situations where customers and colleagues can benefit from the incumbent's help, and to proactively offer effective/efficient assistance 
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals, to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, to be flexible, and to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Experience developing productive workplace relationships with customers and staff and consistently convey the professionalism that characterizes the work of the department required

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Bibliographer for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

This new position will ensure that the Library provides robust access to quantitative data and government information in support of research and learning in the social sciences and in public policy fields.   This position supports the Library's commitment to world-class collections and services for research, teaching, and learning in the social sciences.  It strengthens our evolving team of staff with specialized expertise and responsibility in this broad realm.   The incumbent, based in the Western Languages Division of Widener's Collection Development Department, will oversee the unit's general social science collections in the English language and will serve as a resource for other units within and beyond the Faculty of Arts and Sciences which pursue analogous materials, including from other language groups and regions.   He/she will work closely with the librarians and units responsible for describing, interpreting, and curating these resources.   
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Identify and acquire or otherwise ensure access to the quantitative data and government information resources generated in the English-speaking world in support of scholarship at Harvard. 
  • Oversee and manage general English-language acquisitions in the social sciences (excluding history) and in public policy fields, in accordance with the Harvard Library's collection development policies. 
  • Collaborate with other selectors, within and beyond the Western Languages Division, to develop strong and consistent strategies concerning data and government information. 
  • Develop strong relationships with faculty, researchers, and repositories throughout and beyond the University. 
  • Support and inspire Library staff through a collegial and collaborative approach. 
  • Manage a materials budget of ca. $1M, including a large array of social science serial subscriptions . 
  • Participate in collaborative activities across Harvard's many libraries and units concerned with quantitative data and government information. 
  • Engage as appropriate in collaborations beyond Harvard.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree  or 2-3 years experience. 
  • Deep familiarity with quantitative data and government information as evidenced by advanced training or comparable experience.  
  • A record of scholarly engagement through teaching, publication, and/or presentations.    
  • Experience in identifying, acquiring, and providing access to relevant resources, including serials in both print and electronic formats. 
  • At least 4 years' experience as a data or government information specialist in a large research library or similar organization.  
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success. 
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. 
  • Commitment to working as part of a team and collaborating in an open environment. 
  • Familiarity with Aleph and other library systems preferred.

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging 3 (MACC 3) unit within the Acquisitions Section, under the supervision of the Manager for MACC 3, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs and serials in multiple languages and formats.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

Please note: This is a term position, scheduled to end six months from hire date.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Places orders via Aleph and other systems as appropriate for materials and library workflows within Acquisitions, following bibliographers' directives regarding materials, vendor and fund assignments 
  • Processes shipments of new materials by receiving titles in Aleph, verifying accuracy of vendor invoices and issuing payments in Aleph, paying careful attention to funding sources as designated by bibliographers 
  • Searches bibliographic and related data in catalogs and online databases (vendor databases, OCLC, websites, etc.) for the purpose of ordering, receiving and cataloging material and updating bibliographic information in Aleph 
  • Creates, edits and reviews bibliographic, holdings and item records for materials in all formats and multiple languages according to established guidelines. 
  • Works on the resolution of routine order, receipt, invoice, bibliographic and holdings problems 
  • Participates in routine cataloging, using prepared copy and/or existing data; edits bibliographic holdings and item record data for materials in all formats according to established guidelines 
  • Communicates with vendors, publishers, bibliographers and financial personnel; conducts professional correspondence when needed to solve problems or follow up on orders 
  • Maintains the privacy of patron records and protects high risk/confidential information contained in University records 
  • May serves as a source of information on established policies and procedures for library patrons and staff 
  • Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and the ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively 
  • Implements existing procedures, monitors effectiveness and suggests alternatives, as needed 
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and implementation of new policies and procedures 
  • May contribute to routine special projects, including documentation and statistics 
  • May assist in training, scheduling and distributing work to other staff or student workers 
  • May assist with developing training and procedural documentation for unit 
  • Contributes to overall goals of the department as appropriate

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree or work experience required 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software 
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques 
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred 
  • Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or with serial publications, strongly preferred 
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, particularly Aleph, desirable 
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language desirable 
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred 
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail 
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation 
  • Ability to work independently following established guidelines and procedures 
  • Ability to keyboard for 6 hours a day 
  • Ability to lift and move loads weighing up to 30 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks  
  • Requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them   

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Research & Collections Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The position of Research & Collections Librarian participates in research, teaching, and learning services and initiatives and contributes regularly to collection development activities for Fine Arts Library.  Responsibilities include collaboration in the development and implementation of library programs, online learning tools, and services for the College, FAS, GSAS, and the University.  This position will work closely with library colleagues, faculty, students, museum staff and interns, teaching fellows, and educational technologists to facilitate opportunities for students to discover, evaluate, organize, synthesize, and ethically use a wide range of arts resources in multiple formats. S/he supports virtual and in-person reference services, outreach and library learning programs, and library assessment initiatives.
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Participates in research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Fine Arts Library and other libraries of the College and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Participates in collection development of print and digital materials for the Fine Arts Library, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary arts.   Works closely with collection development staff and selectors across the libraries to build comprehensive and cohesive collections in support of teaching and research.
  • Participates in development of orientations for faculty, students and visiting scholars, including library tours, both in-person and virtual.
  • Works individually and with others to develop and implement digital tools in support of research and collections discovery.
  • Serve as Library Liaison, a point of first contact for students, faculty and visiting faculty in an academic department or program. Supports the library's contribution to the work of faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Participates in research services and activities, including contributing to regular hours of reference service each week. Provides in-depth research consultations and interprets and resolves complex reference questions.
  • Collaborates closely with archivists, curators, bibliographers and other library and museum colleagues in delivering research support to teaching and College and University programs.
  • Participates in service to the Library and the University, as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May supervise student employees.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent education and experience (5-7 years of work experience in an academic environment).
  • Minimum of three years of reference or research services experience in an academic setting
  • Thorough understanding of arts publishing and collection development principles
  • Significant experience in the effective use of art history and arts research tools (scholarly resources in all formats, citation management tools, image resources, etc.)
  • Academic background in the arts or closely related field
  • Familiarity with at least one European language

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate on a high level with faculty, staff and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong public services orientation 
  • Advanced study/degree in an in an art or arts-related field 
  • Familiarity with all contemporary arts media in the Americas and Western Europe 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inter-disciplinarily 
  • Knowledge of best practices and current methods reference services and pedagogy. 
  • Demonstrated technical and creative abilities digital tools and social media with arts content 
  •  Adaptability and flexibility to succeed in an environment of constant change 
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of current research practices with an emphasis on primary sources materials 
  • Experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education

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.

  • Light lifting of materials 
  • Work requires daily use of computer keyboard, mouse and monitor  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in a variety of university settings, including libraries, classrooms, student residential settings and department offices

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Camera Operator, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Scanning and  Service, the incumbent operates imaging equipment for the purpose of reproducing library materials and provides general assistance in a digitization facility. Please note: This is a 20 hour a week part time position and is located at Widener Library. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses various camera and scanning workstations to digitize library materials 
  • Reads and carries out instruction on job orders 
  • Inspects materials and arranges them into proper sequences prior to copying 
  • Maintains daily production statistics and records

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required or equivalent education or work experience required  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required

Additional Qualifications:

  • Some college background preferred 
  • This position requires a great deal of concentration, manual dexterity, and good hand/eye coordination; ability to perform detailed work with accuracy and precision required 
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work effectively in a fast-paced detail oriented environment required 
  • Experience handling rare and delicate materials required and awareness of the standards for handling sensitive material required 
  • This position is in a digitization facility with varied lighting conditions (i.e. low light, flash, high-intensity continuous light)

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Access Services for Humanities & Social Sciences Libraries, the Access Services Specialist carries out various tasks at the Lamont Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. Under the general supervision of the Access Services Team Leader at Lamont Library, the Access Services Specialist performs a variety of skilled library duties to provide access to collections and process library materials. This highly visible position regularly serves as the only Access Services staff member on duty, covering evening and weekend hours, operating in a busy environment and actively assisting users while monitoring multiple library functions. Please note that this is a part time weekend position with the following hours: Fridays 6:30pm to 10pm, Saturdays 2pm to 10pm and Sundays 4pm  to 10pm; hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs 

  • Circulation: Open and close library and/or Access Services work areas; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials/transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers.  
  • Course Reserves: Process course reserve requests and perform physical processing of reserve materials; supervise student workers processing reserve materials, communicates reserve policies/procedures to students, faculty, & teaching staff.  
  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of books on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with reshelving and stacks maintenance projects; participates in collection management projects.  
  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about Lamont and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Aleph to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that are complex, detailed, or require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole.  
  • Resource Sharing: Support resource sharing activities, including processing Scan & Deliver workflows and overseeing student workers; help troubleshoot workflow or equipment problems. 
  • Library Equipment: Maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate service maintenance for public photocopiers and scanners, public computer workstations, public printers, and microform readers; assist patrons in using Crimson Cash and/or local School-based print accounts. 
  • Student Workers: Supervise, train, adjust schedules, and assign tasks to student workers; oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps.  
  • Physical Facility: Monitor building; maintain awareness of physical condition, use of space, etc.; identify and resolve/report problems as appropriate; conduct periodic building walkthroughs & clear building at closing time; assists users with disabilities in accessing materials. 
  • Privileges: Provide basic support for Lamont privileges when the Privileges Office is closed; create/issue visitor passes.  
  • Fines & Billing: Provide patrons with basic information regarding overdue fines owed and refer patrons to the library billing office as appropriate.
  • Other: Resolve problems for users through the use and interpretation of established guidelines; collect and record information about library usage, workflows, and processes; effectively communicate with library patrons and colleagues in person, by telephone, and through email and other electronic media; may occasionally support Access Services activities in other units

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required 
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required 
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree or college-level coursework preferred 
  • Previous library or related work experience preferred 
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris Aleph system) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment 
  • Some supervisory experience preferred 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment 
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail 
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs 
  • Ability to lift and move loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • Requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

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Assessment Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Assessment Librarian provides leadership for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis throughout the Harvard Libraries. This position reports into the Harvard Library Administration area and will be working under the Head of Preservation and Imaging Services. The Assessment Librarian oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the Harvard Libraries, collects, analyzes, and documents assessment data and develops a data-driven approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data management, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries; and coordinates and delivers training on evaluation, data, and reporting tools.

Duties and Respnsibilities:

  • Initiates or collaborates on cross-departmental quantitative and qualitative user and research studies and actively participates in or supports assessment-focused data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings 
  • Develops, implements and maintains information systems to collect, store, process, and disseminate data for internal decision-making and external reporting 
  • Analyzes and reports quantitative or qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups 
  • Provides consultation, training, and documentation to support library staff as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services 
  • Works with LTS (Library Technology Services) to gather and create tools that enable managers and staff to make data-driven decisions 
  • Works with the members of the Cabinet, library committees and departments to research, design and test methodologies to create a data farm for the various areas, e.g., collections development and access services 
  • Investigates and communicates new methods for data collection, analysis, and documentation for assessment 
  • Communicates and publishes findings, datasets, and reports to library staff in support of decision-making; reports data and findings to external audiences as appropriate 
  • Manages data collection for annual reporting for the Harvard Libraries; including gathering, reviewing and evaluating, and synthesizing data submitted by library departments and Harvard University's professional school libraries 
  • Fosters and enhances a culture of assessment throughout the library 
  • Improves and manages the Libraries' program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services, coordinates the response to recurring surveys 
  • Contributes to and is highly active in University, local, consortial, regional, and national meetings, conferences, and workshops to stay abreast of approaches to assessing and evaluating library resources and services 
  • Reviews professional literature; networks with other assessment specialists and librarians outside the University; and participates in activities to stay informed about developments and trends in this aspect of library and university practice 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or MIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association and/or higher education with an emphasis in assessment, research, measurement, and statistics. 
  • Eight or more years of experience developing assessment tools or writing programs utilizing a wide range of methodologies both qualitative and quantitative that enable others to access data from multiple sources

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting assessment in support of social science research projects using quantitative and qualitative methods to document and analyze data 
  • Ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Firm understanding of customer-focused service delivery and the measurement of customer satisfaction 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize effectively to advance multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines. 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates adaptability and flexibility 
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work collaboratively as a team member and independently 
  • Experience working in an academic research library or institution of higher education preferred.

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Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Time Status: Part-time

Schedule: 22-30 hours/week (as needed to complete project)

Department: 103484 : HLS^LIB^Collection Development

Salary Grade: 057

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Web Developer, the Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst is responsible for analyzing documents in the Law Library's Nuremberg Trials Collection, preparing those documents for digitization, and assigning metadata tags and other identifying features to enable retrieval of the documents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Become familiar with project's archival materials and pre-existing technological infrastructure, project documentation, and relevant reference works about the Nuremberg Trials.
  • Prepare list of project's evidentiary materials, using trial transcript and document content to create detailed, annotated list of documents to be analyzed and digitized.
  • Prepare individual documents from the project's 24 archival boxes of evidentiary materials for digitization, disassembling, foldering and annotating.
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) on the digitized images, insuring correspondence between paper documents and the scanned images made of them, accuracy of image filenames, and integrity of the digitized images.
  • Using document list, proceed through all of project's evidentiary documents, reading and analyzing each document according to approximately 30 data points, resolving any discrepancies and textual corruption which bear on the accurate creation of the document metadata, and entering this data into Microsoft Access database
  • Remain attentive to workflow inefficiencies, suggesting improvements wherever appropriate, and test out new procedures and technologies as these are suggested within the project team.
  • Participate in creating, editing and producing project documentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a related field required.
  • Requires reading knowledge of German.
  • 5 or more years of previous library experience required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Requires a deep analytical skill to create descriptive summary titles for each document, to identify relevant subject and defendant lists for each document, and to resolve at times complicated discrepancies and textual corruption in document ID's and content.
  • Requires editor's ability to critically attend to textual detail, and to document and archival structure.
  • Requires comfort with Microsoft Access and Excel databases: ability to navigate, search, print reports and enter complex record data into flexible grid of forms.
  • Requires excellent organizational and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of digitization and imaging standards preferred.

Additional Information

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Appointment End Date

30-Jun-2015

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.

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Library Director, Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge, CT

The Town of Woodbridge, CT seeks an experienced and dynamic Library Director. The Woodbridge Town Library, with a dedicated staff of 24 employees, a budget of approximately $800,000, and a collection of over 85,000 items, serves a population of 10,000 residents in this suburban town just outside of the culturally rich city of New Haven, CT, home of Yale University, as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning. The Town of Woodbridge seeks an innovative library executive to build on the Library's successes and its excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves.

Responsibilities:  The Director of the Woodbridge Town Library reports to a nine-member Library Commission and serves as a town department head.

The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering, supervising, and directing all library services along with other related work.
  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional, support, and volunteer staff to manage library operations.
  • Directing the development and maintenance of the Library's collection of books and other materials like A/V and eBooks to reflect user needs and interests.
  • Planning and administrating comprehensive activities of community and cultural services and programs.
  • Recommending and implementing Library Commission policies as well as the Library's short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Implementing effective operating procedures and managing short and long term strategic plans.
  • Recommending, implementing, and supervising all financial and budgetary needs of the library.
  • Developing other sources of revenue, including grants from the State and Federal government, foundations, and private donors.
  • Overseeing and reporting on the condition of the physical plant and grounds of the Library.
  • Developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications by establishing strong, supportive, cooperative working relationships and positive communications with staff, Town officials, Library Commission members, Friends of the Library, and community members.
  • Planning and implementing new information technologies to meet changing needs.
  • Representing the Library on the local, consortia, state, and national level.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience at the supervisory level. Must have a vision for the future, proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong skills in developing community relations and customer service, as well as knowledge and skills with library automation.

Salary Range:  Salary range is $63,000 - $67,000 depending on qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.  Send letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references to Anthony F. Genovese, Administrative Officer/Director of Finance, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.  Electronic responses are also welcome at librarydirectorsearch@woodbridgect.org

Application Deadline:  4:00pm on OCTOBER 3, 2014

Town of Woodbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Volunteer, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

The BAA/Fenway Library is a vibrant, well-resourced school library located adjacent to the Fens and Fenway Park, a ten minute walk from Simmons. Volunteers become part of an active school library program team. We are seeking SLIS students interested in contributing time to learning and applying library practices in a school environment. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working. Volunteers assist students and faculty members with reference, learn to manage the circulation system, generate web pages, perform original cataloging and other school library tasks. Volunteers are encouraged to try on different roles, from instruction to collection development.

Requirements: A team player, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Prior experience working with high school age students is helpful but not necessary. The successful candidate will be able to take the skills learned in this volunteer position to any library environment. Depending on circumstances, volunteers may be hired as library associates.

Please send an email of interest, along with possible availability, and an attached resume to: Deborah Froggatt, Library Director: dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

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Volunteer, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Archives, Boston, MA

The BAA/FHS Archives documents the history of both high schools separately through the collection of documents, administrative records, curriculum materials, student publications, yearbooks, relevant news articles, photographs, and some relevant artifacts. The decision to accept or decline donations is made on a case-by-case basis. The Archives collection is maintained in the media room of the Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library. The collection is non-circulating but access to materials is available upon request through the Archivist.

BAA/Fenway Library is a vibrant, well-resourced school library located adjacent to the Fens and Fenway Park, a ten minute walk from Simmons. Volunteers become part of an active school library program team. We are seeking SLIS students interested in contributing time to learning and applying archival practices. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working.

Requirements: A team player, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Prior experience working with high school age students is helpful but not necessary. Archive experience is not required but current enrollment in, or completion of, LIS 438 is required. There may be a possibility for this to turn into a paid position for the Spring semester.

Please send an email of interest, along with possible availability, and an attached resume to Bonnie McBride, Archivist: bmcbride@bostonartsacademy.org

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Children's Library Associate, Wilmington Memorial Library, Wilmington, MA

Duties: The Wilmington Memorial Library is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a part-time Children's Library Associate position.  We seek a creative and energetic individual with a strong interest in providing exemplary library services to children.  The successful candidate will assist the Children's Librarian with activities and services ranging from presenting story time to helping with STEM events. Other duties include providing reference and reader's advisory services to children and parents and assisting with circulation duties.

Weekly schedule is an average of 15 hours per week with regular morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Rotating Saturdays from September through June assigned in the adult circulation department. Scheduling flexibility is important for coverage during vacations and other circumstances.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of library services experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in the library services or another relevant field.  Knowledge of children's literature and current trends in library services to children and experience working with children desirable. The ideal candidate will be a team player with good customer services skills.

Full job description on Town of Wilmington web site.

Salary: $17.00 per hour; non benefited position.

Closing Date: September 19, 2014

Application:

Please submit letter of application and resume to: Kendra Amaral Assistant Town Manager, Wilmington Town Hall, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. Applications and resumes may also be submitted electronically as a PDF to: jobs@wilmingtonma.gov. Please note "Children's Library Associate" in the subject line. We will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.

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Library Media Specialist, Chariho Regional School District, Wood River Junction, RI

Job Description

The Chariho Regional School District is accepting applications from individuals who hold a library media specialist certification or are eligible for emergency certification.

No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Requirements

All applicants must hold a current/valid Rhode Island teaching certificate or be eligible for emergency certification. Three original letters of reference and copies of transcripts not verified required at time of interview.

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions

Chariho Regional School District actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items:

  1. Copy of Rhode Island Teaching Certificate
  2. Copy of test scores for the NTE or Praxis
  3. A 15 minute dvd of yourself teaching a lesson (teaching positions only)
  4. Certified transcripts (unless verified through SchoolSpring)
  5. Original, signed letters of recommendation (unless submitted by reference on SchoolSpring)
  6. A copy of your most recent evaluation

Read more and apply for this position at: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1011052

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Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA

Job Duties:

This is an entry level Archivist position. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in implementing a fourteen-month project at the Pennsylvania State Archives made possible by funds from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC). One archivist will be hired to process, re-appraise, re-house and create detailed listings for records of the late twentieth century Pennsylvania Governors Shapp, Thornburgh and Casey. The employee will be hired through the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Duties will include: re-appraising and re-housing over 400 cubic feet of records relating to the Commission for Women, the Bureau of Affirmative Action, Chief Clerk's Office and others. Additionally, official videotapes of the Thornburgh and Casey Administrations will be reappraised and organized into appropriate acid-free storage containers. Inventories of the re-housed items will be created and prepared for upload to the Archives web site. Other related duties may arise as the project progresses.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to make a twelve month commitment to the project
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic archival standards and practices
  • Familiarity with archival processing standards and practices
  • Familiarity with current archival preservation practices
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software applications
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree with archival component and/or equivalent archival experience

Beginning annual salary will be $39,257 with full benefits. The anticipated start date is late October, 2014.  

Please submit applications by October 1 to:

Pennsylvania State Archives
Attn: David Shoff
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

For more information contact the Project Director, David Shoff at: 717-783-5796 or email: dshoff@pa.gov

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Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), New York University Shanghai

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The STEM librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
  • Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
  • Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

  • Experience in a research library
  • Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
  • Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:

Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. 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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Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and forward-looking leader for the John Hay Library.  The Hay is the home of the University Library's outstanding special collections, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as the University Archives, which document Brown's 250-year history. Enthusiastically meeting contemporary challenges and opportunities with innovative approaches and partnerships, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library will articulate a revitalized vision for one of the nation's great academic library's special collections and its recently renovated building.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library will provide strong leadership for and administration of the resources, services, and operations related to special collections and the University Archives.  In addition, the incumbent will work closely with other departments and units throughout the Library system to ensure that the John Hay Library is a pro-active, integral component of library-wide support for teaching, learning, and research. The Director will directly supervise 5 FTE professional staff (the University Archivist, Reader Services Librarian, and three curators) and will have oversight for a total of 14 FTE, as well as student assistants.  

In coordination with the University Librarian, the successful candidate will assist with stewardship and grant-writing activities and will initiate and manage a variety of educational programs and services that showcase Brown's special collections. The incumbent will have a strong commitment to Brown's academic mission and will work with other librarians and faculty to promote the integration of special collections materials in teaching, research, and educational public programs across the disciplines and at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she will have an understanding of the management of digital records and objects, a knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives, such as digital repositories and digitization, and will collaborate with other Library staff to advance digital initiatives, specifically to enhance the delivery of special collections content and services to a broad audience. The incumbent also will work with curators to develop and implement effective collection management guidelines and practices which emphasize future areas of growth, strength, and sustainability.

The incumbent will be responsible for defining and inaugurating the expanded services associated with the newly renovated spaces in the John Hay Library and will promote innovative approaches for access to unique special collections and digital scholarship. As part of the University Library's senior administrative team, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library also will play a major role in library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions.  The successful candidate will represent the Brown University Library in local, regional, and national professional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library /information science or graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in managing or leading special collections services and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and special collections.
  • Experience in working with curatorial, technical services, conservation, and digital library staff to develop goals for acquiring, processing, and making special collections fully accessible.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in changing environments.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key issues and current trends in higher education and how they relate to the use of libraries and primary resources.
  • Evidence of success in fundraising and/or obtaining grants.
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:  https://brownjobs.brown.edu/applicants/jsp/shared and reference Job No. 114492.   Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

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, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Dickinson Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach.

Emphasis on children's services. Duties include planning, promoting and implementing children and adult programs; outreach to the local schools as well as the general community; and staffing the circulation desk.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree; one year of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; commitment to customer service and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Computer skills are a must and knowledge of the Evergreen Circulation system a plus.

This is a part-time (between 25 - 28 hours per week) position. Hours include one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Starting at $15.17/hour with benefits. 

Application and job description may be obtained at the library or online at www.northfield.ma.us, click on Current Openings.

Send a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Dickinson Memorial Library, your resume and the application to: Deb Kern, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA  01360 or email to dkern@cwmars.org. Open until filled. EOE.

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K-8 School Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

Lowell Community Charter Public School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian position. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Benchmark library curriculum with school Common Core standards
  • Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
  • Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair and other programs.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of  prints and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books.
  • Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings.
  • Maintain Library website
  • Build and maintain library units and lessons on system
  • Catalog library materials
  • Supervise student and community volunteers
  • Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
  • Participate in school curriculum development by attending school and general  meetings
  • Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
  • Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
  • Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
  • Take an active part in the life of the school community
  • Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc.

Hours: 7:30 to 3:00 or 8:00 to 3:30p  for a regular full time hire.  Hours may be negotiable for a current student. If a current LIS student is hired, they would be a paid intern. To apply, visit the website www.lccps.org and visit the employment tab and apply through that link.

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Paid Internship in Children's Trade, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA

Job Description

This internship provides support for the Children's Marketing and Publicity departments.  Interns are integrated into the department, joining marketing meetings and participating at brainstorming sessions as well as weekly staff meetings. Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • observe functions of other departments as well as their own
  • sit in on staff meetings and work directly with members of the marketing and publicity team
  • make a valued contribution to a prominent house
  • help write and design promotional flyers, signage and sell sheets
  • assist with mailings to booksellers, schools and libraries
  • help write and design sales materials
  • maintain information and marketing databases.

Ideally, the intern would work approx. 35 hours per week. 

Job Requirements

Required experience: Cooperative, positive attitude.  Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.  Excellent verbal and written skills.  General office and Mac/PC computer experience.

A plus: Knowledge of Indesign preferred. Excellent design skills and interest in designing promotional materials

Applicants should apply through the HMH system though it isn't posted yet. (It will eventually be here: http://careers.hmhco.com/). In the meantime, contact Lisa DiSarro, Director of School & Library Marketing.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Office: 617.351.5956
Fax: 617.651.1111
lisa.disarro@hmhco.com

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Project Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(part-time; no benefits)

Duties: Baker Library seeks a Project Assistant to provide administrative support for projects and to process contemporary business records.  As a member of the project team, the assistant will be responsible for preparing materials for digitization, digitizing content, conducting quality control, supporting processing activities, and assisting with the general management of the collections as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong attention to detail essential.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently.
  • Experience working with collections in multiple formats.
  • Familiarity with processing archival collections preferred.
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections, and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications.
  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move 40 lbs.

Schedule: 15 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Salary Range: $18 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Keith Pendergrass at kpendergrass@hbs.edu; Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.

No phone calls please.

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Digital Archives Intern, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) 

Simmons School of Library and Information Science at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS West) 

Part-time Graduate Student Intern 

Location
Mount Holyoke College, Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)

Date 
Anticipated start date: September 2014 

Department 
Simmons School of Library and Information Science 

Address 
Site: 

Library, Information and Technology Services 
Archives & Special Collections 
Mount Holyoke College 
50 College Street 
South Hadley, MA 01075 

Simmons SLIS West 
19 College Street 
South Hadley, MA 01075 

Job Description 
The Mount Holyoke Digital Archives Intern will support the creation of new workflows to help identify, select, manage, and preserve born-digital materials, especially digital video, and engage in a variety of activities related to processing, managing, and providing access to archival collections, while working closely with Archives and Special Collections (ASC) and the Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS) departments. The intern will be expected to document effective new guidelines and recommendations for our born-digital content that can be implemented with current technology and available resources. The intern will also assist the departments with actual implementation of the new workflow(s) as timing allows. This is a unique, real-world opportunity to gain experience with both born-digital archives practice and to work with digital repository and asset management platforms.

Qualifications 
Required: 

  • Enrollment in the Simmons SLIS West program
  • Completion of one semester in the Simmons SLIS Program
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding appropriate information.
  • Must demonstrate an enthusiasm for delving into library systems and technologies that may be unfamiliar.

Preferred: 

  • Completion of LIS 438, Introduction to Archives
  • Familiarity with handling archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core and MODS
  • Knowledge of content standards such as AACR2 and DACS and controlled vocabularies
  • Knowledge of best practices in the management and preservation of digital materials
  • Knowledge of digital repository/digital collections platforms, and/or digital asset management (DAM) systems
  • Should be comfortable working in a variety of image, audio, video, and text files.

Hourly rate 
$11.50/hour. 

Hours/week 
Up to 12 hours per week, hours may be somewhat flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks and during the hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

End period 
May 2015, contingent upon performance review in January 2015

Application Deadline
September 18, 2014

Please email a letter of interest and resume to both: 
Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections (ASC)
Mount Holyoke College 
lfields@mtholyoke.edu

Sarah Goldstein
Head of Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS)
Mount Holyoke College
sgoldste@mtholyoke.edu

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RIS (Reference and Instruction Services) Internship, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Position

Mount Holyoke College Reference and Instruction Services (RIS)

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS at MHC) Part-time Student Intern

Location

Mount Holyoke College, Library Information and Technology Services (LITS)

Supervisor

Nick Baker
Managing Liaison, Research & Instructional Support
413-538-3014
nbaker@mtholyoke.edu 

Date
Anticipated term: September 2014 through December 2014, with the potential of continuing through May 2015

Time commitment: 12 hours per week

Department

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences

Address

Site:

Library, Information and Technology Services
Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Simmons SLIS West
19 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Job Description

The Intern will serve as a member of the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) team comprised of library and instructional technology liaisons working within the Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) division at Mount Holyoke College.  Reporting to a Managing Liaison, the intern will work on specific projects with mentoring from and in close collaboration with RIS team members.  Projects and assignments will be selected based on departmental need, the intern's qualifications and interest, and RIS staff time.

Projects may include:

  • Staffing the Research Help Desk and shadowing liaisons
  • Observing and assisting liaisons with instruction sessions
  • Developing flipped classroom resources for library instruction
  • Creating Moodle modules for assessing and improving student understanding of library resources
  • Collaborate with the Digital Liberal Arts pod to produce Digital Humanities research and supporting materials
  • Participate in appropriate RIS and LITS staff meetings and committees

Qualifications

Required:

  • Enrollment in the SLIS at MHC program.
  • Completion of the Reference/Information Services (LIS 407) class.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in a user-centered approach to library and technology services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others in a collaborative work environment.
  • Good computer technology and internet skills and a strong ability and desire to learn new ones.

Recommended:

  • Familiarity with reference sources (print and electronic) and an interest in teaching and learning.
  • Coursework or other experience in collection development, developing a user-centered approach to library and technology services, LIS 467 - Web Development and Information Architecture, helpful.
  • Creativity and a sense of playfulness.

Hourly rate:

$11.50/hour

Application Submittal

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Nick Baker anbaker@mtholyoke.edu with the subject line "Internship" on or before September 18, 2014.

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Social Media Technical Sales Specialist- US Remote, Dell, Plano, TX

Dell has established the Digital Business Services group that is responsible for providing services around the emerging and transformational technologies of Cloud, Mobility, Social Media and BI & Analytics. This Service group has a strong record of meeting high performance standards while delivering complex global enterprise solutions that deliver real value. Our team possess deep industry expertise, process proficiency, and technology skill, gained through numerous prior successful experience.

The Social Media Services Group (SMSG) is a strategic service line chartered with creating service offerings including consulting, listening, reporting and analytics around Social Media and targeted towards the Enterprise customer. SMSG owns revenue and profitability planning for Social Media Services across all clients and industries.

Dell participates in more than 25,000 conversations a day. Through the company's long-time social engagement with its customers, partners, and industry influencers, Dell honed its expertise in social media to become one of the leading social brands globally and built out a robust practice. At Dell, we believe Social Media can provide insight and impact to all aspects of a business, consequently, should be considered part of an overall business strategy. Do you want to work on a cutting edge portfolio in the world's largest startup? If so, read on.

We are currently looking for a Social Media Technical Sales Specialist to join our team. This is a remote position and candidate will preferably live in Round Rock, TX or Plano, TX, however may be based anywhere in US with access to a major airport. This role will require up to 50% domestically and some internationally.

The Social Media Technical Sales Specialist role requires development and execution of business plans and marketing programs to drive sales in designated market segments/regions. This role is responsible for developing, establishing, and maintaining new sales opportunities and programs with existing and new Dell Customers.

Role Responsibilities

  • Handle the Enterprise Presales function by analyzing business opportunities, assesses potential markets, and develops projects for use in new marketing initiatives
  • Lead, own and manage the sales process for the Social Media Practice pursuits in order to achieve the assigned sales quota - both revenue and Order Booking
  • Meeting and building relationships with CXOs across industries to discuss and position the SMSG capabilities & offers from Dell
  • Drive business growth for the Social Media Practice with new and existing Dell accounts
  • Positioning Dell Services Social Media solutions, including Consulting, Training, Listening & Analytics to customers and serve as a technical authority within the organization and with customers
  • Evangelizing SMSG offerings internally among Applications and & BPO sales team, Industry sales teams and other unit sales teams whenever appropriate
  • Actively engage with Dell Sales teams to capture market requirements and trends and provide inputs to the Practice teams to accordingly modify SMSG offerings
  • Ensure availability of suitable collaterals and trials for the offerings
  • Coordinate internally with other Dell Service lines and delivery teams to have a compelling portfolio
  • Create partner ecosystems required for the Portfolio

Requirements

  • 10+ years' of relevant industry experience in business development/consulting, sales/pre-sales with the most recent experience in a Social Media or Digital Marketing enterprise environment
  • A successful career developing business for Application Services solutions at the Tier1/Big 4 level, across multiple technology landscape
  • Experience/familiarity with the offshore consulting/support model
  • Strong business development, presentation and communication skills, as well as commercial and customer engagement and relationship skills
  • Prior business experience with Social Media/Digital Marketing engagement models with customers
  • Experience with RFP/Tenders containing Social Media/Digital Marketing requirement and specifications
  • Deep understanding of engagement models and a proven ability to map business requirement to application/solutions
  • Sales history showing ability to sell solutions in complex environments

Preferences

  • Prior experience in growing a Social Media Services business
  • Decent understanding of Enterprise Application consulting
  • Experience with independent software vendors and domain expertise in key vertical applications for Healthcare & Life Sciences, Finance - Retail, Commercial banking, payments, investment banking, and insurance domains
  • Exposure to Global Delivery Model and prior US/work experience in the Social Media/Digital Marketing space
  • Four-year or graduate degree and/or commensurate certifications

Company Description

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell's team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?

  • Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.
  • When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
  • We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.
  • Our team members' health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Life At Dell

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Information Analyst, Randstad, Billerica, MA

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

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

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

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

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

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

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

Temp to Perm - Conversion 1/1/15

Billerica, MA

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Archivist and Librarian, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Position Classification 

Job Title:                    Archivist and Librarian

Department:               Office of the Registrar

Supervisor:                Registrar

Pay Grade:                 Salaried

Classification:            Annual / Part Time / Regular

Overview of Responsibilities 

Manage an active institutional archives program and library, including selection, acquisition, processing, access, reference service and outreach to staff.  Develop a plan for the management of born digital assets, including assessment, preservation and access.  Manage annual budget and revision of policies and procedures as necessary. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identification, archival appraisal, and acquisition of museum records, donated papers and photographs in a variety of formats.
  • Accessioning, arrangement and description of archival records.
  • Provide access to archival records and determine preservation priorities for the collection.
  • Develop procedures for identification, intake, and management of born-digital records of long-term value.
  • Serve on institution-wide team for implementation and maintenance of digital images.
  • Administration of archives and library; long range planning, budgeting, and revision of policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Supervision of staff and researchers using archival records and rare books; and management of the circulating library for staff.
  • Library acquisition, cataloguing and classification.
  • Reference services to staff and assistance to researchers as time and resources allow.
  • Work with staff on planning for disaster preparedness and response.
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers.

Qualifications 

Education and Experience:

Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Additional specialization in digital archives and knowledge of art history preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current archival and records management methods and procedures including preservation and access trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills for appraisal and arrangement of records and strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting.

To Apply:

Mail completed Shelburne Museum application, Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is September 30, 2014. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.

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Taxonomist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to rgrossman@scholastic.com.

Job Description

The Taxonomist supports the refinement and application of taxonomies and thesauri used for content description, search, and reuse. The person in this position will work with the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) and key business partners to maintain data integrity, authority control, and assist with the creation of standards and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This is a full-time, temporary position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.

Qualifications

This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to improve existing strategies for information retrieval. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.

Requirements

  • A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience and demonstrated success developing and applying taxonomies and thesauri following standards and best practices
  • Cataloging and indexing experience
  • Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines is preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in education or educational publishing is a plus

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Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to rgrossman@scholastic.com.

Scholastic Inc. is currently seeking a Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist to join the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) to support channel-specific and enterprise-level initiatives. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.

Job Description

The person filling this position joins the TMSG with responsibility for designing and implementing taxonomies and metadata structures for a variety of applications with a high degree of usability for both internal and external Scholastic clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, refine, and implement multi-faceted taxonomies and thesauri to enable consistent description, discovery, and reuse of company assets.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement an Instructional taxonomy that aligns with Common Core State Standards and Scholastic skills vocabularies.
  • Conduct iterative evaluations of taxonomy design based on feedback from internal users and external customers.
  • Assist with the definition and modeling of structural and descriptive metadata frameworks for content management (CMS), digital asset management (DAM), and centralized book marketing systems.
  • Support on-going enhancements to CMS, DAM, and centralized book marketing systems to include automated metadata feed rules, data transformation and normalization, classification and enrichment, and search and discovery.
  • Create tagging workflows and documentation.
  • Coordinate, assemble, and maintain business metadata across a variety of product and asset types, to include books, articles, videos, instructional collateral.
  • Lead and support tagging projects staffed with both internal and remote tagging teams.
  • Advise on search and navigation projects.
  • Educate stakeholders and advocate for taxonomy and metadata best practices.
  • Participate in and oversee data governance at both a business and enterprise level.
  • Work collaboratively, plan, and lead meetings and working sessions across all parts of the organization including, but not limited to: TMSG team, DAMs and CMS teams, Technology support (development and QA), eScholastic (customer-facing website), Education Group (Instructional taxonomy development), and other lines of business such as Trade, Reading Clubs, and Classroom Magazines.

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding and experience with taxonomy and thesaurus standards and best practices; information organization and architecture; content classification and enrichment; metadata modeling, mapping, and transformation; and, digital asset management and/or content management.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to develop new strategies and improve existing strategies for information organization, management, and retrieval.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity to assist businesses in understanding and defining their requirements.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously across a complex organization and product/content base.=

Requirements

  • Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience and demonstrated success with taxonomy, thesaurus, and metadata framework development, using standards and best practices
  • Experience working with digital asset management or content management systems
  • Subject indexing (tagging) and cataloging experience
  • Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated, and calm under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly understand complex ideas and communicate them in simple language
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in publishing is a plus
  • Understanding of K-12 instructional materials is a plus

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Circulation Night Supervisor, Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operations and Supervision (60%): Manage services, operations, facilities and security in Neilson Library during nighttime hours. Train and supervise student workers; address scheduling problems and ensure adequate staffing. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the libraries' online circulation system. Develop a thorough knowledge of the physical facility, equipment and collections. Make decisions or take action in situations requiring immediate response. Address policy questions, making exceptions as warranted. Oversee safety and security throughout the building, including closing procedures. Confer with Campus Police as needed. Keep daytime staff well informed about ongoing issues, problems and concerns.

Oversee Five College delivery service; coordinate daily processing of incoming and outgoing materials; resolve problems; communicate with Five College libraries. Manage holds and lost/missing/claims returned items; establish schedules and procedures; update library database; regularly clear expired holds; communicate with patrons on related issues. Maintain a working knowledge of/handle tasks for reserves, videos and billing.

Direct Customer Service (40%): Provide direct service at the circulation desk in accordance with service standards. Interpret citations; check library holdings. Check materials in and out. Collect fines and fees. Answer questions and provide information, directions, and referrals. Resolve service problems, issues and questions. Sort and reshelve materials. Monitor equipment; fix minor problems.

Maintain effective communications with staff throughout the libraries. Maintain a basic knowledge of related services (e.g., reference, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, cataloging, branches). Contribute effectively to teamwork, communication, problem solving and customer service. Participate in meetings, planning sessions, and committees.

Provide back-up assistance for all other circulation functions. Perform related duties as required.

Sunday -- Wednesday: 5PM - 1AM
Thursday: 2 - 10PM

Contact Circulation Manager Reese Julian, fjulian@smith.edu

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Temporary Senior Librarian/Cambridge Room Library Archivist, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

DEPARTMENT: Cambridge Public Library
JOB CODE/POSITION #: L408
CIVIL SERVICE: Not subject to civil service rules and regulations
HOURS OF WORK: 18 hr per week, including nights and Saturdays as needed. Estimated time is October 2014 through February 2015, with some extension possible
UNION AFFILIATION: None

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receives and processes as appropriate Cambridge historical materials. May coordinate collection activities with other City agencies and local organizations with overlapping interests.
  • Ensures that all historical materials are preserved, stored and handled according to archival standards
  • Serves as system-wide subject specialist in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy to the public in person, on the telephone, by mail, or by electronic means
  • Assists users in finding Cambridge history and genealogy materials as needed and provides basic instruction to users in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy
  • Provides users with general information about library services and directs them to other personnel as needed
  • May work collaboratively with the Cambridge archives committee and any other relevant groups to promote awareness of the collection and to develop mutually beneficial promotional materials, finding aids and other resources
  • Maintains order and neatness in the collection
  • Develops finding aids for current and new acquisitions
  • Processes existing and donated materials in accordance with professional archival standards
  • Operates the Cambridge Room during advertised hours and by appointment
  • Develops ongoing exhibits and displays (real and virtual) to highlight the collections of the Cambridge Room and to promote their use
  • Develops and presents tours, presentations and workshops about the Cambridge Room's collections to community groups, students, professional colleagues and other interested individuals and groups as required by supervisor
  • Keeps statistics of the daily use and activities of the Cambridge Room and its collections
  • Attends staff, professional and community meetings and participates in library and community events as determined appropriate by supervisor
  • Keeps abreast of archival trends and developments
  • Maintains a virtual presence for the Cambridge Room through the library's web page
  • Any other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science with course work or concentration in archival procedures, management, and preservation strongly preferred. A minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in archival services preferred, preferably in a public library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of archival principles, techniques, services and resources
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of archival cataloging and inventory control
  • Knowledge of and interest in history and genealogy relevant to Cambridge
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak knowledgeably and effectively before groups
  • Ability to work in an environment containing airborne particles (mold or mildew)
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems, as well as adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation
  • Flexibility in emergency staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions; exposure to dust and other airborne particles.

RATE: $28.92 per hour

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

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Information Architect / Taxonomy Data Scientist, Multiple Locations

Fortune 500 Company, Multiple Locations Available: NYC, Philadelphia, Charlotte, DC, Tampa, Chicago, Detroit, LA, San Fran, Dallas

Description

We currently are seeking a highly motivated Information Data Scientist with deep expertise in defining and creating enterprise data ontologies, taxonomies and state transition models. The candidate must have the ability to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts.

Our Data Science team provides business driven data advisory services in all aspects of design and delivery of information solutions - including Information Science, Data Governance & Quality, Data Analytics & Reporting, and Data Integration & Architecture.

Qualifications

  • a degree in as archival science, cognitive science, computer science, library science, information management, mathematics, philosophy, public policy, and the social sciences or a related field; MBA or MS degree preferred
  • preferred previous experience serving clients in the banking/capital markets industry groups which may include retail, commercial, or investment banks, broker/dealers, or similar institutions
  • demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a team of technology advisors through all phases of the technology life cycle, including requirements definition, design, development, conversion and testing
  • Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand problem from the perspective of the stakeholders involved and the ability to apply information and other technologies as needed. Specifically,
    • Ultimate responsibility for functional and information design of Business Intelligence solutions, including content management, data architecture, taxonomies and ontologies
    • Quickly assess the content and business intelligence landscape for the company's growing organization; define the approach, roadmap and manage the execution to ensure common BI analytics, content management and reporting.
    • Drive development and maintenance of content management and business intelligence best practices
    • End to end solution design for Information Lifecycle Management
  • Candidate will have led or played a significant role in the following areas:
    • The creation of categorizing and classifying financial information with well-defined structures, definitions, and context to facilitate consistent alignment of business process with business requirements
    • Development of business glossaries with terminology definitions, standards associated business rules and data boundaries
    • Formation of information sourcing strategies
    • Creation of state transition models for business events and business processes
    • Creating models using UML
    • Strategies and techniques for managing the information lifecycle (from sourcing through to disposal) including records retention and library sciences
    • Creation of a symbology and business lexicon.
    • Ability to establish a consistent vocabulary, definitions and standards financial and risk data which can be used across an enterprise
    • Experience in the creation and use of Taxonomies, Ontologies and Classification systems, including Reference and Master data.
    • Experience with the implementation of policies, procedures and quality measures for party data to drive alignment with updated standards, rules and boundaries.
    • Experience with implementing strong enterprise information standards

Specifically, the candidate should have experiences in at least one of the following software applications:

  • Smartlogic
  • Wordmap
  • Be Informed
  • Synaptica

The successful candidate should possess strong knowledge of and experience in executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies. It is essential that the successful candidate possess a deep knowledge of technical architecture design and have a good understanding of technology tools and components to reasonably argue for and against all components (middleware, database, reporting tools, etc.) in risk systems architecture.

This position offers full benefits including: full med, dent, match 401K, generous vacation, tuit reimb, flex spending etc

If interested, please contact jobs9@advance-now.com.

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Library Director, Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA

The Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA is seeking to appoint the position of Library Director. The Director's position minimally requires a Bachelor's Degree and Basic Librarian Techniques Certification from the MBLC. This is a full time, 32 hour position with benefits with a salary range of 32K - 41K depending on experience. October 10, 2014 is the last day for accepting applications.

Please forward letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names of work references to:  Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, Paul Spencer, Trustee Chair, P.O. Box 364, West Brookfield, MA  01585, or jennpauls@yahoo.com. A copy of the full job description can be found at www.westbrookfieldlibrary.org. E.O.E.

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Senior Web Developer, University Library System, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  26858BR
www.yale.edu/jobs 

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

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides. The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop, communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.

A significant part of this position involves working collaboratively with Yale central ITS staff who support the Yale Drupal service called YaleSites. He/she will monitor developments and new modules in Drupal and YaleSites, and will develop close working relationships with ITS staff. The position will serve as a YaleSites/Drupal resource to the library, providing support, training, information and coordination of development with distributed library staff who maintain web sites.

The incumbent will work with others in the library to integrate library digital content into other platforms, and to make that content more easily discoverable by library patrons. He/she will provide web programming and design services in support of the discovery, delivery and use of online library resources by students, faculty and visitors to the library's digital interfaces. Projects may include creating mobile ready versions of the library web site and catalog, bringing XML records from the library's Blacklight implementation into the web site and Libguides, and integrating multimedia collections into digital interfaces These projects may involve implementation of open source code created in other libraries, and using various API's made available by library vendors and development partners. The successful candidate will have a portfolio demonstrating web programming and web site architecture/design, and will have a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of web content management/creation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional and dynamic web based systems using content management systems such as Drupal, including theming and coding and support for responsive/adaptive design.
  3. Expert ability in working with HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript. Demonstrated ability deploying PHP code to filter, process, and output HTML, JSON and XML data.
  4. Strong project management and vendor management skills.
  5. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed communication skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives.
  6. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction, including ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple and changing priorities.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in computer science, information science or library science. Experience in a library or other academic organization. Experience using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or other graphic design software.

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.

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 letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional referencesshould be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 26858BR.  Please be sure to reference #26858BR 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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Collection Development Intern, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA

Company: EBSCO Information Services

Location: Ipswich, MA (easily accessible by car or commuter rail)

Job Title: Intern - Collection Development

Description: Support the Collection Development team by enhancing metadata for the Core Collections Product Line.  Assist in designation and book record updates for Core Collections. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for Core Collections --as needed
  • Contribute to indexing of Core Collections using Sears and Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Update metadata associated with Core Collections and Book Review Digest book records
  • Additional projects as required