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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Electronic Resources Librarian - Visiting Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Shapiro Library seeks a team oriented and user focused Electronic Resources Librarian. This is a ten month visiting faculty position with a start date of October 1, 2014. This position will also provide reference and instruction services and be the library liaison to a school or department.

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and knowledge of the lifecycle of electronic resources. The ideal applicant will have 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.

Some weekend (September-May) hours are required as part of a shared Saturday rotation.

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12246.

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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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Special Collections Assistant, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI

Job Title: Special Collections Assistant

Department: Special Collections

Status: Part-time, 20 hours/week

Reports To: Ezra Stiles Special Collections Librarian

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Assistant provides support for the public and technical services functions of Special Collections, including reference assistance for researchers, digital imaging requests and projects, exhibitions and public programming involving the collections, gifts processing, creating and editing records for research materials, and collection maintenance activities.

Specific Duties:

  1. Provides extensive reference assistance to patrons in person, by telephone, or via email; keeps accurate statistics of reference transactions. Supervises researchers using the collections in the Slocum Scholars' Reading Room--registers researchers, pages materials and supervises the proper handling of rare and fragile materials. Responsible for observing established policies, procedures and security standards of a rare materials collection. 
  2. Assists with the development, preparation and installation of exhibitions of special collections materials. Supports public relations programming activities for exhibitions. Attends Special Collections events and programs as necessary.
  3. Performs timely fulfillment of reproduction permissions to institutions and individuals of special collections materials; assists with the processing of requests for loans to other institutions.
  4. Digital imaging and image editing of special collections materials for researcher/publication requests and collection databases.
  5. Assists with gifts processing and the creation and maintenance of all gift-in-kind files; accessioning gifts, rehousing, cataloging in Past Perfect and/or Archivists' Toolkit; updating and maintaining files in Past Perfect and/or Archivists' Toolkit.
  6. Adds non-book materials to archives, vertical files, ephemera collections with appropriate documentation. Selects or creates custom housings for fragile and vulnerable materials.
  7. Creates online exhibitions; updates the Special Collections portion of the Library website as directed.
  8. Collection maintenance duties, including coordination of routine projects such as shelf-reading, shifting, location tagging, inventory, supervision of staff and contractors during regularly scheduled pest prevention and housekeeping activities.
  9. Completes special projects and performs other related duties as required; supervision of interns and volunteers.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Four-year college degree with relevant work experience, MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program preferred.
  2. Knowledge of general library practices and procedures. Course work in reference, rare books or archival management, or museum studies preferred.
  3. Photoshop, digital image scanning experience.
  4. Ability to balance restrictions on the use of fragile or valuable materials and the requirements of researchers.
  5. Must be able to work one Saturday per month.
  6. Must have excellent communication skills in both oral and written form. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, library members, and the general public.
  7. Physical ability to lift and move 25 pound boxes and exhibit materials; shelve materials on 4"-102" shelving; balance on step stools and mobile staircase.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed in a library/historic site environment. There is exposure to dust, mold, cleaning solutions and solvents. The work involves standing, stooping, walking, and some physical effort to lift and move books, art, decorative arts items, archival material, etc. The position involves a broad range of assignments, requiring regular duties performed at employee's own initiative utilizing knowledge of library and museum practices. Many aspects require considerable adaptation and interpretation to situations that arise in the work.

Please send letter of interest and résumé to: wpape@redwoodlibrary.org

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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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Cataloging Assistant, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Cataloging Assistant performs copy cataloging using OCLC and the Voyager integrated library system and supporting tasks necessary for smooth functioning of the Cataloging Department. The position reports to the Head of Technical Services. This is a part-time paraprofessional (21 hours per week), non-exempt position. Position is available immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform copy cataloging and limited original cataloging for new acquisitions using the OCLC database and the Voyager integrated library system
  • Update cataloging records in Voyager database
  • Process monographic and serial bindery shipments
  • Cancel books and associated cataloging records
  • Paste bookplates in new books, as needed
  • Provide reader assistance
  • Shelve books
  • May be required to work evening and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Two- to four-year college degree preferable
  • Good computer skills essential
  • Careful attention to detail essential
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize tasks

To apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter to hr@bostonathenaeum.org

The Boston Athenaeum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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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

Requirements:

  • Library and Information Science degree candidate
  • 1+ year of experience with MS ACCESS
  • 1+ years experience with Excel, Outlook and Word

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some Collection Development exposure preferred. Cataloging and/or metadata course completed

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Christi Farrar via EBSCO's online application process, which can be found here: http://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=41.  Follow the link and look for job #6123.

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Goodman Taft Library Intern, Cambridge, MA

Goodman Taft is an art advisory and independent curatorial consulting firm with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California. We have a growing library of art and art-related books and catalogues in our Cambridge location that we use for research and also lend to clients. There are currently less than 1,000 books in the collection, but we acquire new items on a regular basis. Goodman Taft is seeking an intern responsible for sorting and organizing the physical library and establishing a digital cataloguing system for the collection.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to and working closely with the Project Manager and Office Manager, the Library Intern will make a major contribution to the shaping and development of the Goodman Taft Library
  • Sort and organize the Goodman Taft Library's collection of books and catalogues, establishing a system for easy and time efficient retrieval and re-entry
  • Design, propose, and implement a digital library cataloguing system that will provide a searchable database of collection items as well as enable the tracking of borrowed materials and the continued inputting of new records
  • Advise and instruct the other Goodman Taft team members on all newly developed library systems
  • Background in library science or information science
  • Relevant professional experience
  • General comfort with technology; specific knowledge of digital library or archival
  • General or basic knowledge of art and/or art history
  • Able to lift and move heavy books and use a step-ladder

TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION

This is a quarter-long, ten-hour per week commitment with the opportunity to extend.

Compensation is $15-$20 per week commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to laura@goodmantaft.com.

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Library Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Application and Inquiry Email address: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com

Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative person for the position of Library Director. This position oversees all aspects of running a small town library with the mission of offering outstanding service to the community by providing informational, educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment.

Kingston is an historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with an approximate population of 6,000.  Having recently undergone a new building project in May of 2010, the library is equipped with modern technology and areas for children, teen, and adults to enjoy quiet study, meetings, activities and programs.

The Library Director will act as the Chief Administrative Officer of the library, responsible for day-to-day library operations within compliance of state and local laws. The Library Director will work in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees on matters such as policy-making, strategic planning and long range budget management. 

The Trustees are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate the following:

  • A broad knowledge of books and a personal love of reading
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Experience in the areas of collection development, programming, planning, and community outreach
  • Knowledge of library budget preparation/financial management, policy development, facilities management, technology, and personnel management/staff development
  • Ability to work well with library patrons and the community at large, other Town departments and officials, local schools and their libraries, a staff of 10 part time employees, volunteers, the Friends of the Library, and an elected board of seven Trustees
  • Experience with fundraising and legacy giving is preferred

Qualifications:  Candidates with an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or currently enrolled as a degree candidate.  A minimum of 5 years of library or equivalent experience is required, including at least 2 years in a supervisory position of more than 3 or more staff.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of formal education. Applicant must have ability to work a flexible work schedule.  Applicant will have ability to travel to meetings, conferences. 

Closing Date: Applications must be received COB October 6th, 2014.

Salary:  Full-time salaried position $50,000 plus benefits. Relocation expenses will not be compensated.

Address:  Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com (please put "LD Application" in subject line).

Source:  Employer issued job notice,  9/2014

KCL BOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Assistant to the Performance Librarian, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

General Statement of Job Functions

The role of this position, which reports to the Performance Librarian and the Associate Director of the Music Division, is to assist the Performance Librarian in preparing and distributing music for rehearsals and performances as well as assisting with the instrument lending library.  Weekly hours will vary, but the total for the year will not exceed the guarantee above.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of music for rehearsals, performances and courses.
  • Distribution and collection of music from students, conductors and hired ringers
  • Physical maintenance of the performance library.
  • Continued updating of library holdings.
  • Attend concerts and rehearsals, as necessary.
  • Assist the Performance Librarian in whatever ways that he or she deems appropriate, including, but not limited to:
    • Transfer master bowings into the parts (one per stand) and make photocopies as needed for practice parts for the remainder of the strings. 
    • Collect music after concerts, collate and re-shelve.
  • Process, prepare, distribute and administer sheet music for instrumental ensembles in a timely fashion.

This includes, but is not limited to, Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Hemenway Strings, Wind Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Festival, Musical Theater, Dance, Opera, Orchestra Repertoire, Conductor's Orchestra, Chorale, Womens' Choir, Conducting Choir

  • Participate in the preparation of musical materials according to the requirements of the particular work and ensemble.
  • Other library duties, as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Broad knowledge of music, including musical terms and foreign languages (French, Italian & German).
  • Broad knowledge of music, including musical terms, music theory, history, orchestration, transposition and music notation conventions.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and under pressure.
  • Good customer services skills and professional manner.

Interested and qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and names of three references to: hr@bostonconservatory.edu or mail to: The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02215. No phone calls please. Applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

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Volunteer Internship, Temple Israel Library, Boston, MA

For current library school student or recent graduate

Fall 2014: October 6-December 19, 2014

The intern would have the opportunity to assist the librarian in some of the following areas, depending on interest and time:

  • Shelving
  • Cataloguing
  • Staffing circulation desk
  • Responding to reference inquiries
  • Marketing the library via social networking and other medium
  • Assistance in preparation for annual book fair (held in early December)
  • Assistance with annual Jewish Book Month Program (held in mid-November)
  • Creating pathfinders
  • Grant research and other fund-raising tasks/activities
  • The librarian will be teaching a class on the topic of Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, to adults, and may ask the intern for assistance in preparing for some of the class sessions.
  • The intern could possibly shadow the librarian at meetings with patrons and staff
  • Assist the librarian in preparing for her monthly book group. Take a turn leading this group, if interested, and if it works with the student's schedule.
  • Research the topic of digitization as regarding our collection.
  • Assist with marketing the library
  • Discuss what a future library would look like.
  • Related tasks.
  • Other projects that interest the intern.

Qualifications: Good interpersonal skills, as there is a good deal of interaction with patrons. Enthusiasm about working in a library; interest in either Judaica, or special libraries.

There is no requirement re: coursework.  Background in Jewish studies not required, but a plus; knowledge of Hebrew not required, but a plus.  Sense of humor a plus.

Please send cover letter and resume by September 22 to

Ann Abrams, Librarian   aabrams@tisrael.org

Temple Israel's website, www.tisrael.org

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Clinical Assistant Professor and Web Services Librarian, University Library at University of Illinois at Chicago

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the design and implementation of an improved Library web presence that enhances the Library's role in supporting academic research and resource discovery.

Responsibilities:

The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered leadership for the UIC Library's web presence. The web presence includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs & Services department within the Information Technology Division. This is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship expectations (see http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/about/facexec/facultydocs/ClinicalNorms.pdf).

The Web Services Librarian:

  • leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's web presence
  • promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes effective and current usability, accessibility, and technical standards for use across the Library's web presence
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes the use of the UIC Library's web style guide, web presence policies, branding guidelines, and standard user interaction patterns across the Library's web presence
  • coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible
  • ensures that effective training is provided to authors of Library web content
  • convenes meetings of the Web Advisory Group (WAG) on a regular basis and serves as chair of the WAG
  • provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the Library's web presence
  • leads regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the Library's web presence
  • represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger University community
  • coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence problems and bug reports

The Web Services Librarian works closely with the Web Advisory Group and with personnel in Library Administration (communications, marketing, branding, graphic design), personnel in the UIC Library's Information Technology division, personnel in ACCC (Academic Computing and Communications Center, the University's central IT organization), the UIC Webmaster community, and others in order to execute projects to improve the Library's web presence.

The Web Advisory Group's responsibilities include bringing suggestions for improvements to the Web Services Librarian; advising upon and disseminating style, technical, and accessibility standards to other Library staff; giving advice on interaction patterns; and exploring web presence governance models.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e., compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)
  • Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations
    • user experience / interface / interaction design
    • web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into future system iterations
    • information architecture
    • leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in two or more of the following areas:
    • front-end frameworks or libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.
    • scripting languages (e.g., Python; PHP; Ruby; etc.)
    • using web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or AngularJS
    • building websites using responsive design techniques
    • use of code repositories and tools (e.g., BitBucket; github; git; redmine; etc.)
    • systems integration techniques (e.g., API, web services)
    • database design / data modeling
    • test-driven development
    • software development project management
    • software development methodologies (e.g., agile; Scrum; waterfall, etc.)
    • AJAX
    • Linux, LAMP and variant environments
    • delivery of multimedia content in accessible formats
    • graphic design for the web
    • XML, XSLT

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3
  • Two years experience leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites in an academic library or research library
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer science, information science, interaction design, etc.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Programming and software development experience using object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, Python)

Salary/Rank/Contract:

Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; clinical faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

Minimum salary: $55,000

For fullest consideration apply by October 3, 2014. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45415. Each application should include:

  • cover letter
  • detailed resume / C.V.
  • portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions (with URLs)

UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, with a student enrollment of 27,000 and offering doctoral degrees in 60 areas and master's degrees in nearly 80.

UIC is an EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran

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Interim Social Sciences Reference Librarian, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University seeks an interim Social Sciences reference librarian. This is a 12-month appointment without possibility of renewal, while a colleague librarian is assigned to work remotely from the University on a 12-month fellowship with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The position will begin September 29, 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible, until September 28, 2015.  Working in a team-oriented library environment, this interim Librarian supports the learning and teaching mission of the University in collaboration with other librarians, and especially with faculty colleagues in social and behavioral sciences.  He or she develops and maintains consultative relationships and an array of user-centered services in support of the research, instructional and resource needs of the students, faculty and general University community.  In addition, she or he collaborates with colleagues in support of users of the library's Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The principle duties and responsibilities of this position include; providing general reference services; teaching bibliographic and information literacy instruction sessions; advocating on behalf of the academic programs in library planning; and participating in the delivery and management of public and reference services.  Other duties may be assigned pending conversation with the interim librarian. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; legal status to work in the USA.  Preferred: a second master's degree in social sciences, or experience in an academic library.  Please apply online at www.sacredheart.edu/jobs.cfm.  Click on "Administrative and Staff Opportunities."  SHU offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits and compensation package that exceeds the Connecticut Library Association-recommended minimum salary.  A pre-employment background check is conducted for all positions.

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Dean of Library Services, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

POSITION:

Dean of Library Services- Academic Affairs Division

This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position.

Start Date:  October, 2014

COMPENSATION:

Salary Range:  $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

Funding Source:  State

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services and operations in support of the College mission.  Articulates a vision for the library that supports the college mission through strategic planning and by identifying, developing and assessing new information technologies, information resources and services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources.
  2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community.
  3. Administers library operations, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management.
  4. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library services to support the College's mission.
  5. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the library's mission.
  6. Advocates for the continuing development of the library. Fosters professional development for all library staff members.
  7. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library programs with institutional goals and integrates the library into the curriculum.
  8. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

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

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 

- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

TO APPLY:

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

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

DEADLINE:

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 19, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website:  www.hcc.edu

***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***

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Rights Manager, NOVA/WGBH, Boston, MA

WGBH/NOVA

For more than forty years, NOVA has been unrivaled in bringing authoritative, innovative, and entertaining science documentaries to television. Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS.

RIGHTS MANAGER POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the supervision of the Managing Director, the Rights Manager is responsible for monitoring and managing the day-to-day progress of production deliverables in compliance with contractual terms and conditions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work closely with production teams to obtain and document all program and paper materials for NOVA programming and digital products. 
  • Coordinate and monitor rights clearances. Assist with troubleshooting, as required. 
  • Work closely with administrative, editorial, post-production, legal, and media library teams. Coordinate required WGBH legal department and media library staff approvals. 
  • Enter and maintain program profiles, rights status, and credit and funding obligations for all NOVA programs in the Production InfoManager Database and on the NOVA server. 
  • Work with Managing Director to review expired programs, and determine feasibility and cost to renew. Prepare and monitor re-ups for broadcast and streaming, and inform PBS, as required. 
  • Coordinate copyright filings. 

SKILLS REQUIRED

Candidates must show a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively and cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external clients. Candidates must be able to multitask, set priorities and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills and a strict attention to detail are essential. Working knowledge of Filemaker Pro, Word, and Excel is required. Familiarity with Workday is a plus. A background in rights & clearances, library science, electronic records management, information management, or other organizational experience is preferred.

Contact: 

Linzy Emery
linzy_emery@wgbh.org
617-300-4274

https://wgbh.secure.force.com/positiondetail?id=a0jF0000001vQ3jIAE

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Instructional Design Librarian, Assistant Library Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, information literacy instruction, reference, and public services in an academic library. The position, which reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services, will combine the skill-set of an academic librarian with an instructional designer's ability to design and develop pedagogically rich tools and experiences to enhance critical thinking and information literacy on campus. This position will work with faculty librarians on incorporating learning theory and instructional technologies into the teaching and learning process. As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction, liaison duties, and individual consultations.

UVM is in the midst of implementing two new campus-wide information literacy initiatives. The successful candidate will work with colleagues from UVM Libraries and across campus to support these initiatives and make these programs sustainable for the long term.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate closely with instruction librarians to create innovative and effective approaches to strengthening library faculty skills to design curriculum, tools and learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and information literacy.
  • Apply learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment.
  • Stay informed of user needs and trends in academic library public services, including trends in online learning; about information tools and resources; and about emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction.
  • Participate in the library liaison program and provide outreach and services to faculty and students.
  • Actively participate in departmental and library initiatives, work groups and committees.
  • Serve at the reference desk, including some night and weekend assignments.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activity and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members.
  • Participate in library instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent.
    • Experience applying instructional design principles and techniques, learning theory, or pedagogical methods and assessment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
    • Experience with online tools such as:
      • lesson building software (e.g.  Adobe Captivate, etc.)
      • content management systems (e.g. Drupal, LibGuides, etc.)
      • learning management systems  (e.g. Blackboard, etc.)
    • Experience providing information literacy instruction.
    • Reference experience in face-to-face and online environments.
    • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on and responsibility for small projects.
    • Excellent facilitation, interpersonal relations, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment to scholarship/professional development; potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience in an academic library.
  • Experience  creating online and hybrid course design.
  • Experience working on campus-wide information literacy programs or initiatives such as General Education.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a portfolio of two or three samples of their work in instructional design. The portfolio can include, but is not limited to, lesson plans, URLs for: digital learning objects, online tutorials, websites, toolkits, LibGuides or course guides, or assessment tools.

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 RANK:

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The minimum salary for an Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefit 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.

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 #F022PO 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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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Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

LOCATION:  Reference and Research Services Division

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.

Reference and Research Services Division

The Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian reports to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The Division includes Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media Center, Microforms and Newspapers, Data Services, the Research Commons, and Educational Outreach Services.  Librarians provide consultations, reference, instruction services, and collection development for their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to supporting user needs through a robust virtual reference and information service.  The Libraries utilizes OCLC's QuestionPoint to manage inquiries submitted via email, 24/7 chat, and text messaging through a single portal. In addition to participation in QuestionPoint's 24/7 chat cooperative, the Libraries is a member of AskWA, Washington State's cooperative reference service. The Online Reference Services Coordinator is responsible for the daily oversight of the Libraries' centralized AskUs virtual service point, and serves as the Libraries liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and AskWA.  The Coordinator works with a small team sharing responsibility for answering and referring questions. The librarian will serve as the Information Science librarian, providing reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for programs in the Information School.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provides leadership for the Libraries AskUs virtual, centralized service point. Monitors, responds to, and refers requests. Develops and provides training on QuestionPoint features and best practices. Serves as the Libraries' expert on QuestionPoint. Understands the technical features of the system and works with Libraries Information Technology Services (ITS) to implement enhancements.
  • Serves as the Libraries primary liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and to AskWA. Duties may include membership on the OCLC QuestionPoint 24/7 Advisory Board and the AskWA Steering Committee.
  • Monitors and analyzes service usage and provides reports. Recommends new service approaches based on data. Reviews transcripts to ensure quality and communicates regularly with staff on best practices, software changes, and 24/7 chat policies.
  • Seeks venues to expand the service to users, collaborating with partners in the Libraries and on campus to integrate online reference and information services.
  • Serves as the Libraries' liaison to the Information School, selecting materials to support research and instruction, and providing instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students. Responsible for maintaining research guides for disciplines offered in the Information School. Provides other services and support described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.
  • Participates in general and specialized reference services in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences through consultations, chat and email, and some desk hours. 
  • Manages state, gift, and grant funds for information science library acquisitions. May recommend materials from the collections for digitization and participate in regional and national cooperative collection development programs. Participates in meetings of the Social Sciences Fund Group and the Social Sciences Teaching Community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in public services in an academic library.
  • Minimum of one year post MLS recent, regular experience providing chat reference.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and accomplishment in the provision of virtual reference and information services
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in using online tools and technologies.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction

SALARY: $48,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

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

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, October 10, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant-Circulation, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Position Title:                          Library Assistant - Circulation

                                                Wayland Free Public Library                       

Union:                                     Library Association

Hours:                                     29 hours per week      

Grade:  L-1                             Hourly rate:   $19.95-$26.03 per hour, plus benefits

Description of position:

Working in the Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library, performs various tasks relating to the circulation of library materials.  Assists in the processing of network transfer materials; assists in coordinating the work of clerks, pages, and volunteers; assists in maintaining online library events calendar; produces flyers, posters, bookmarks, and notices for library events. Maintains various bulletin boards in the library. Participates in planning and publicizing community events and programs.  Is responsible for the library's museum pass program and online pass reservation system.  Some Saturday and evening hours are required.

Minimum entrance requirements: 

Bachelor's degree.  Courses in library science desirable.

At least one (1) year of experience working in a Library setting or working in a clerical, secretarial, record keeping or related field.

Experience creating informational notices, flyers and posters desirable.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated ability to interact with the public with patience and tact; excellent organizational talents; excellent attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential. 

Date posted:    September 5, 2014

Closing date:   September 19, 2014

Apply to: John Senchyshyn, Assistant Town Administrator / Human Resources Director, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778.

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head of Cataloging/Metadata, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Geisel Library of Saint Anselm College is accepting applications for the position of Head of Cataloging/Metadata. Saint Anselm is a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Order of Saint Benedict in 1889. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire the college enrolls approximately 1900 students at a scenic residential campus.  Geisel Library collections include over 240,000 print volumes, 130,000 EBooks, and nearly 100 online databases. The Cataloging unit is responsible for successfully describing and providing online access points to all publications that are acquired or subscribed to by the Library, including all formats, genres, languages, and locations.  Geisel is member of OCLC and currently uses an integrated Millennium library system from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. with hopes of integrating with a Discovery layer of services in the coming semesters.  See www.anselm.edu/library for further details.

The Head of Cataloging/Metadata is responsible for producing and coordinating standardized metadata in all formats & collections, including for electronic resources, special collections and, as possible, our growing collections in the College and Abbey Archives.  The successful candidate will lead all efforts to efficiently and effectively use MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification, and Resource Description and Access standards (as well as related initiatives) to organize and represent Library collections for our community in GeiselCat and other online systems.  This position reports to the library Head of Technical Services and coordinates the work of librarians, support staff and student assistants in a Library team-oriented environment.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • implementing new procedures and workflow as technologies evolve;
  • creating and updating documentation on local cataloging policy decisions;
  • providing ongoing training and support for staff assisting with cataloging;
  • weekly service in Reference plus outreach & instruction for an academic department;
  • coordinating metadata services with Acquisitions, Reference, and Archives.

Required Skills:

Requires a versatility for working with multiple computer applications simultaneously, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to serve at the Reference Desk and occasionally lead group instruction.  Reading ability in French, Latin, or a similar foreign language, and the ability to problem solve and succeed autonomously is preferred.

Required Experience:

ALA accredited MLS with progressive cataloging experience in an academic library, and significant experience with database maintenance and the cataloging standards listed above. Experience assisting with metadata for archival and rare book collections is preferred.

To receive full consideration, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

The position is open until filled.  Applications received by September 22, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The successful candidate will be able to assist the College to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity.

All candidates must apply via the College's website at: www.anselm.edu/hr

Job Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type:  Full-Time / Regular / Salaried / 35 hr./wk.

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Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor/librarian in the Reference Services department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries.

Job Summary:

The reference librarian for sciences is a member of the Reference Services department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats; cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: biology, chemistry, health sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, geology and nursing; working some night and weekend hours in the Information Commons; participating in library-supported professional development activities and community service; and promoting user education by conducting bibliographic instruction sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following:

Serves as embedded Librarian for the Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges' research resource and instructional needs

Provides reference and directional assistance to library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods

Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations

Serves as bibliographer assigned to academic departments in the Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing

Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed

Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned

Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery

Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion

Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion

Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services department personnel

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience in assisting faculty and students with conducting searches in scientific databases and other types of research resources to meet their scholarly goals and objectives.

Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both virtual and in-person settings.

Preferred Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in one of the sciences. Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic or special library and experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources.

Additional University/Departmental Information: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. 

Work Hours: Will vary depending on teaching schedule and will include evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with other Reference Services department personnel.

To apply for this position, please go to: https://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1409936674255.

Please forgive any duplication through postings to multiple listservs.

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Catalogers, 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.

September 4, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

Backstage Library Works is building a cataloging team for a temporary project at the research library of a world-renowned museum.  Several openings are available for original and copy catalogers.

The expected duration of this project is approximately 12 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week.  Pay depends on qualifications but ranges from $10-$15 per hour for Copy Catalogers and from $18-$22 per hour for Catalogers.  Benefits include paid leave and profit-sharing bonuses; after two calendar months benefits include health/dental care and matching retirement contribution plan.

Job Description

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

Copy catalogers will search relevant databases for existing bibliographic records and separate items with existing records from items requiring original cataloging. Based on experience and proficiency, copy catalogers may provide some editing of existing records to match the item in hand, according to AACR2 and MARC21 formatting standards.

Catalogers 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

All positions:

  • 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

All positions:

  • Type speed minimum: 50 wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Professional attitude when working with Library staff
  • Must pass a background check prior to appointment

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • 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
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

  • 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 jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 26, 2014.

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Director, Warwick (RI) Public Library

The Warwick Public Library, a Rhode Island leader in library services, seeks a highly-skilled administrator to serve as its next Director.  The successful candidate will be a visionary, who encourages innovative thinking in a collegial, team atmosphere.  The Library has a long tradition of being among the first to adopt new technologies, new models of library service focused on the customer, and implementing  new library trends, such as its Idea Studio.

The Library, soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary, serves a diverse population of nearly 83,000 with a budget of $2.5 million in a main library facility and 3 branches.  The staff of 50 (16 MLIS) pride themselves on providing exceptional patron-focused service.  The library enjoys an excellent reputation and receives outstanding support from the Library Board, the Friends of the Library, and the community. Funding is primarily through an appropriation from the city of Warwick.

Warwick is ideally located on Narragansett Bay, just minutes from Providence and an hour's drive from Boston.  The area offers excellent schools, access to major universities, cultural events, and multiple recreational opportunities, including 39 miles of coastline. To learn more about the Warwick Public Library and the Warwick area visit: warwicklibrary.org; warwickri.gov; visitwarwickri.com.

Position requirements:  Masters' degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of eight (8) years of post-degree employment in a public library in a management/supervisory position. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Be a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  • Be a change agent who is forward thinking in planning library services and operations and believes in working as a team and in staff empowerment
  • Be an innovator and creative problem solver
  • Be a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine appropriate courses of action
  • Have the ability to forge collaborative relationships with other local organizations and government agencies
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers, and elected officials
  • Possess strong fiscal management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent human relations skills
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of technology and its use in public libraries
  • Be an individual who has a high-level of initiative and independent judgment
  • Be a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service.

Successful experience working with a library board of trustees, working effectively in a municipal structure, and maintaining a professional relationship with library unions is essential.  A proven track- record in grant writing and/or fund development is a plus. Complete position description at: http://hartzell-mikaconsulting.com/positions_available.html

Compensation: From $92,000 dependent on qualifications and experience; excellent benefit package.

Applications and nominations accepted until the position is filled, but those received by 5 o'clock pm (EDT) on Friday, October 10 will receive first consideration. Electronic submissions required.  To apply, submit a cover letter, which specifically addresses the position requirements, your resume, and the names and contact information (including email address) of three (3) professional references to Marianne@hartzell-mikaconsulting.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Intern, Massachusetts Civil Service Commission, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Civil Service Commission (mass.gov/csc) is considering interviewing applicants for one intern who is enrolled in a Library and Information Science college program to work approximately ten (10) hours per week for the fall semester (2014).  The position would likely involve at least two projects: 

1)      archiving legal documents (pursuant to state archiving requirements);  and

2)      producing a record of special acts enacted by the Legislature, related to civil service law.

Interested parties should submit a resume, as well as a cover letter indicating the reason you are interested in and qualified for this position, to:  

Christopher Bowman
Chairman
Massachusetts Civil Service Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 503
Boston, MA 02133
Christopher.Bowman@state.ma.us
617-727-2293

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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 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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Project Director, Counter Online Metrics, United Kingdom

Released on 1st September 2014

Application deadline: 3rd October 2014

As a result of the forthcoming retirement of the current holder of the position, we are seeking an experienced information professional to fill the role of Project Director of Counter Online Metrics. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to continue taking COUNTER forward at a time when the mission of the organization is expanding and taking new directions.

The Project Director is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organization and is a key member of and works closely with the COUNTER Executive Committee.  The Project Director reports to the COUNTER Board of Directors and takes part in board meetings.

Founded in 2003, Counter Online Metrics is a not-for-profit company based in the United Kingdom, but it is thoroughly international in its scope and global in its reach. For over a decade, COUNTER has set the standards for vendor reporting of online usage of journals, databases, books and other publications. This is achieved through the development of Codes of Practice, and the Project Director plays a key role in the development and implementation of these Codes of Practice. In 2014, COUNTER has broadened its scope to cover new usage-based metrics, notably the Usage Factor for journals and article-level usage reporting.  For more information see www.projectCounter.org

The scope of the position includes the development and implementation of the COUNTER Codes of Practice; leading the strategic planning to ensure that COUNTER meets the needs of its members and the wider community; financial management; marketing and communication; liaising with vendors, librarians, library consortia, standards organizations and other industry bodies; supervising staff; administration; reporting to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee.

The position is currently based in the UK, but can, within reason, be based in any country with strong, active library and publishing communities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience at a senior level in the information industry, from either a vendor or a customer perspective
  • Knowledge of online publishing and the methods used to measure the value and impact of publications
  • Leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • General and financial management skills
  • Diplomacy and the ability to work with different groups globally
  • The ability to work independently and organize work efficiently

The Project Director, which is around 50% FTE, is contracted to Counter Online Metrics on an annual basis. The Project Director annual fee for the 50% FTE is expected to be in the range of £45k to £50k depending on experience. The successful contractor may also engage in other paid work, provided that there is no conflict of interest with COUNTER.  The Role Description and Person Specification are available on the COUNTER web site at http://www.projectcounter.org/documents/Role_Descrip_for_Project_Director.pdf

To apply for this position please submit a full Curriculum Vitae, together with the names of two referees/references by 3rd October 2014 to:

David Sommer at David@DavidSommerConsulting.com

The aim is to appoint the new Project Director by mid-2015 to allow time for a handover from the current incumbent.

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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 resume 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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Library Director, Muskegon Area District Library, MI

Your adventure starts here! Make a difference on West Michigan's lakeshores as the new Library Director for the Muskegon Area District Library (http://www.madl.org/), headquartered in Muskegon (MI) County. The Library's Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies.  MADL serves 119,450 residents in 21 municipalities and townships. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees, the 10 library locations provide excellent services and programs with 50 staff (30.13 FTEs) and a $3 million annual budget. The Library is anticipating a levy renewal campaign to take place as early as 2015 and has a capital campaign in progress--expansion of the Norton Shores branch to create Storyville--a library project modeled after the innovative Baltimore County program and focusing on early childhood literacy in Muskegon County.  MADL shares a catalog, resources and delivery system with other members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.

The Muskegon area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a popular destination with beautiful beaches, parks and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking and bike trails and other types of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Downtown Muskegon is experiencing resurgence in growth and renewal--including a thriving Farmer's Market, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the well-regarded Muskegon Museum of Art.  Muskegon County is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which has provided programs in the fine arts for students since 1966. Grand Rapids (MI) is only 30 minutes away and both Chicago and Detroit are only a few hours' drive away.  The cost of living is moderate with many lifestyle options--from urban condos to suburban single family homes to rural farms. For information about the Library, the Muskegon area and the community, visit Muskegon Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLlinks.htm.   

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with Michigan State law and under the policies and strategic directions established by the Board of Trustees. Visit Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLjobdesc.pdf) under Article VII of the Board By-Laws for additional details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the library field, including four years in an administrative position; and the ability to obtain and retain Michigan Certification Level 1. Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff and community stakeholders; and an understanding and appreciation of public library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, experience with a successful millage campaign and successful experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $78,000 - $90,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/)  via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of October 12, 2014.

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Weekend Security Attendant, The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Weekend Security Attendant provides security at the entrance to the Boston Athenæum building and also serves as a roaming guard throughout the building. This person reports to the Head of Security. Because the Attendant is the first person to greet members and visitors to the Athenæum, the Attendant needs to have a neat appearance and good communication skills. This position is part-time, approximately 12 hours per week, with no benefits and is classified as "non-exempt."

Responsibilities:

  • Security Desk:
    • Welcome members/visitors to the Boston Athenæum
    • Scan membership cards
    • Check briefcases, parcels, and oversized purses as people enter the building
    • Check coats for members and visitors
    • Inform visitors of their access to the public areas; give directions to the exhibition gallery and hand out a brochure; provide membership information
    • Maintain visitors' sign-in book
    • Inspect all items leaving the building
  • Roaming Security/Membership Aide:
    • Roam all areas of the building
    • Provide assistance to members as needed
  • Be properly attired
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Security experience preferred not required. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a library environment and enforcement procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally (and in writing) with staff and the public, to understand and follow standard operating procedures, to perform duties in a professional manner and appearance.

Hours:

Saturdays 9AM to 4PM, Sundays 12PM to 4PM. Additional weekday hours may also be needed to substitute for security personnel during vacations, etc.

Compensation:

 $13.00 per hour; no benefits.

For further information see http://www.bostonathenaeum.org.  E-mail résumé and cover letter to hr@bostonathenaeum.org.

The Boston Athenaeum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Library Assistant (Saturdays), The New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Level II

Perform a variety of duties related to the provision of library and information services, including circulation desk assistance, maintenance of library materials and premises, data entry, and interlibrary loan/document delivery under the direction of the assistant director of library services and in collaboration with other library staff members.  Solely responsible for the provision of library services on Saturdays.

Assist in activities and maintenance of the circulation/information desk, including supervision of the student assistant on duty.  Provide reserve and other materials to patrons.  Assist patrons in using library resources. 

Assist in the maintenance/preparation of materials in the collection; reshelve library materials, check books and journals on shelf for proper order.  Perform other duties as requested by the assistant director.  Maintain the photocopy machines and printers.

Assist in maintaining general library premises and secure the library at closing.  Report any unusual circumstances to the assistant director.  Perform other related duties as necessitated by the position or as assigned by the assistant director.

Qualifications:

Previous academic library experience desired.
Strong customer service experience and a great attitude.
Proficiency with using library software and systems.
Ability to work independently and communicate well.

** Dependability and reliability are essential! **

Current Hours:

Saturdays, 9am - 4pm; during exam periods: 9am - 6pm

(Some prior training during week before first scheduled Saturday will also need to be completed, and occasionally throughout the year.)

Salary: $15/hour

To apply, send resume and contact info for 3 professional references to:

Human Resources
The New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02115
HRDepartment@neco.edu

The College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Information Products Librarian (temporary/part-time), Knowledge & Library Services/Baker Library, Harvard Business School

This is a 15-17 hour/week position. Hourly rate of pay is $45.00/hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Consults with product and services development teams to determine customer information needs and how to address them using a variety of research tools, products and services.

Leverages the holdings of Baker Library's contemporary and/or historical collections to create new and/or support existing information products and services.

Curates and delivers business information from licensed and freely-available sources in a variety of formats across a broad range of industries and business topics.

Uses appropriate tools for business research and information product development, such as licensed databases, RSS feeds, citation management tools, research guides, etc.

Basic Qualifications required for this position:

Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or Library/Information Science, or other relevant discipline.

Knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures. Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.  Demonstrated ability to access and extract information from data in a variety of formats.

Excellent organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Additional Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

Demonstrated dedication, flexibility, creativity, and adaptability in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, acquiring, accessing, and employing new resources.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and thrive in a high-paced, changing, collaborative environment. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.

Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative.

Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.

Beginning to intermediate HTML; basic image /video editing; ability to create screencasts; intermediate to advanced desktop computer skills (as applicable) 

Please email cover letter and resume to:Michael Hemment (mhemment@hbs.edu)

No phone calls please.

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Volunteer, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking volunteer help staffing our Teen Space for the Fall 2014 semester.  Volunteers will work an average of 5 hours a week for 12 weeks, and duties will include: providing information to patrons using the teen space, monitoring computer use and troubleshooting basic computer problems, basic shelving and shelf-reading, and familiarizing patrons with the collections and the space.  We are seeking enough volunteers to cover the afternoons every day, Monday through Friday, usually in four hour shifts, although evening volunteers are also welcomed.  More specific projects can be given if desired, to be determined by the intern and the Teen Services librarian.

Interns will learn about the daily workings of a public library, specifically in Teen Services, and gain practical experience in staffing a public service desk in a busy public library.

Candidates should have completed Reference (LIS 407) and Information Organization (LIS 415). Completion of Young Adult Literature (LIS 438) and/or Children's Literature and Media Collections (LIS 481) would be helpful, but not required. Interest in Young Adult/Teen Services is strongly preferred.

Interested parties should send resume, the names of three references and a short statement describing why you would like this internship to:

Robin Brenner
Reference and Teen Services Librarian
Brookline Public Library
teenlibrarian@brooklinelibrary.org

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2014.

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Research Data Management Librarian, Science and Engineering Library, Boston University

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

Job Description

Lead Boston University Libraries efforts to support faculty and students in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Educate and lead subject librarians in providing data management services. Work with other relevant university offices to develop policies and workflows related to data management, and outreach directly to students and faculty through workshops, websites, and one-on-one consulting on data management issues. Represent Boston University Libraries in regional and national groups related to the topic, while keeping up-to-date on the latest developments. Study the specific data management needs of Boston University students and faculty, and will assess the impact of the library's data management services towards furthering the research efforts at the university.

Required Skills

Masters degree in Library Science. Superior oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the research processes used in one or more academic disciplines. Knowledge of best practices related to research data management, which includes metadata, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval. Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies. Must be energetic, out-going and capable of making connections with the libraries, faculty, students, and staff across the University. Experience with grant writing or data management plan development, web development, scripting, and programming languages. One to three years of related experience in an academic library.

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 74

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

To apply, go to http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/open-job-opportunities/ and search for the listing using the above Tracking Code. Please include both a resume and cover letter in your application.

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Library Clerk Circulation Department #L422-720

15 hours per week, including regular Saturday shift - initial hours Tuesdays 4 to 9 PM; Fridays 12 to 5 PM; Saturdays 12 to 5 PM

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Requires 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, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • 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
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary.  Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions.  Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Performs functions related to circulation control:  checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, renewals, reserves, data entry, assesses and collects fines. Answers and routes telephone calls.  Registers borrowers and issues library cards. Processes deliveries, moving and unloading bins and checking-in items. Directs patrons to appropriate service areas. Shelves materials.  Assists in additional service areas as needed. Any other duties required by the Manager of Borrower Services for the good of the department and the library.

SALARY:

$17.21 per hour to $20.52 per hour in five steps

APPLY TO:

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.

DEADLINE:

September 16, 2014 at 5pm

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Fall Library Resources Practicum Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Program Description:

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

Position Summary:

The Library Resources Practicum intern would take a lead role in simplifying wayfinding for users of the library collection. This individual will help maintain the collection, process new materials, and assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with circulation, maintenance of the collection, and processing new materials
  • Upload content to our library webpage
  • Assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency (may include generating subject-specific bibliographies and reference lists, updating policies and procedures documents, reclassifying taxonomy, reorganizing layout and demarcation of content sections).

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a credited Library and Information Sciences (LIS) program, having completed core curriculum requirements
  • Strong competency in basic computer skills
  • Interest in functionality and management of special library collections

Length of internship: Fall semester (September - December)

Work Schedule:  7-14 hours per week, Monday-Saturday.

Compensation: Unpaid and/or for course credit

Special Notes:  Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and cafe and much more!

To Apply: The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.

To apply for this internship opportunity in our diverse & dynamic work environment, please submit your cover letter & resume by email to interncoordinator@mos.org - please include the position title in the email subject line.

Check out our website at www.mos.org for more internship opportunities!

The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Temporary Senior Librarian, Cambridge Room Library Archivist

18 hr per week, including nights and Saturdays as needed.

Estimated time is October 2014 through February 2015, with some extension possible 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

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.

DUTIES:

  • 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

SALARY: $28.92 per hour

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume
Fax: 617-349-4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

DEADLINE: 5:00pm on September 11, 2014

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Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks a Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Rowland Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, pharmacy and graduate studies in the health sciences.

The team member in this position:

  • Provides leadership including reviewing current policies and procedures and formulates strategies for enhanced and continued workflow and processes for all serials and e-resources.
  • Is responsible for library e-resources and print serial collections including managing budget, licensing, and electronic resources lifecycle.
  • Coordinates acquisition, implementation and maintenance of electronic resources and serials.
  • Provides oversight and supervision for workflow and processes.
  • Communicates with vendors, publishers, consortia, and specific university IT staff.
  • Monitors budget and expenditures and initiates payment with department accountant.
  • Investigates new resources and places orders with agents or vendors.
  • Conducts initial review of licenses and works with contracts administration.
  • Informs staff and patrons of license restrictions.
  • The incumbent must also work with reference/education to help develop training materials and to identify e-content for possible purchase.

This is a management level position that reports to the Library Director. The anticipated start date for this position is November 1; review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED:

MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program with a minimum of three years' experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions process for serials and e-resources. Experience using A-Z journal management resource and in facilitating and troubleshooting web design, networks, and proxy server operations. Strong patron service focus. Must have effective oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED:

Experience in Health Sciences. Ability to provide meaningful data reports for serials and other e-resources using Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel reports. Experience supervising library staff.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Connie Machado, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: cmachado@umc.edu   EOE M/F/D

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Weekend Library Assistant, Bay State College, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library, a small academic library located in the Back Bay, is seeking a part-time weekend Library Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Requirements:

  • Availability to work on Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12-8pm from September until May

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students with college-level academic research and MLA/APA formatting
  • Checking out library materials to students
  • General computer, Microsoft Office, and copy machine trouble-shooting
  • Other duties and projects as assigned (collection development, copy cataloging, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate is enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA-accredited library science graduate program
  • Work experience in a college library and familiarity with OPAC, library database and advanced internet searching is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills  
  • An extremely dependable individual who has demonstrated the ability to work independently is essential

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, Bay State College Librarian, at jneave@baystate.edu.

The library assistant is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $15.

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Library Assistant, Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Library Assistant - Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services

Job Description: Academic Year Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Under the supervision of the Head of Research & Instruction Services, assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks by performing basic circulation duties, answering reference questions, and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and other researchers using a variety of online and print information resources:

  • Answers information and directional questions in person, by phone and email.
  • Provides proactive assistance with research questions; refers users needing more in-depth assistance to Research & Instruction Services staff.
  • May assist in the development of online research guides (LibGuides).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week, Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 5 pm

Salary: $17.65/hour

Qualifications:

  • Required: Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic public service environment
  • Preferred: Previous reference experience and an interest in academic research

Competencies:

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in a changing, progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do basic troubleshooting and provide assistance with library technology

To apply, email or mail a statement of interest and resume to:

Kathleen Donovan
Research and Instruction Services
Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-3421
kathleen_donovan@harvard.edu

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Research Librarians, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University is seeking two talented Research Librarians to add to our growing team in the beautifully renovated Blough-Weis Library. Recent MLIS degree candidates are encouraged to apply!

Research Librarian: Instructional and Digital Scholarship

The Instruction and Digital Scholarship Librarian will identify and develop new digital tools and information resources that advance scholarly inquiry, while supporting innovative library instruction services. This is a new position, and can be an outstanding opportunity for someone with vision and drive to make a difference on our campus. For a full job description and to apply for the position, see: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/224

Research Librarian: Outreach and Collection Development

The Outreach and Collection Development Librarian creates approaches for marketing and branding of the library and specifies targeted outreach for new and existing programs. Provides the leadership and planning necessary to develop, maintain, and promote the use of a strong collection of resources in all formats to support the academic curriculum. With our renovation, we have energy and momentum to make exciting changes to our programs! For a full job description and to apply for the position, see: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/223

Minimum requirements for both positions include a Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited graduate school or the equivalent. Librarians at Susquehanna are non-tenured faculty with opportunities for professional development. University employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package.

To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references as part of the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college that provides a traditional background in the liberal arts, as well as professional experiences--a winning combination that prepares students for an increasingly fast-moving and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. In 2013, the university received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus from the Institute of International Education, in recognition of its Global Opportunities program and related initiatives. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 35 states and 21 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu. Susquehanna University is committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer. 

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Catalogers, 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.

August 15, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

Backstage Library Works is building a cataloging team for a temporary project at the research library of a world-renowned museum. Several openings are available for original and copy catalogers.

The expected duration of this project is approximately 12 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. Pay depends on qualifications but ranges from $10-$15 per hour for Copy Catalogers and from $18-$22 per hour for Catalogers. Benefits include paid leave and profit-sharing bonuses; after two calendar months benefits include health/dental care and matching retirement contribution plan.

Job Description

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

Copy catalogers will search relevant databases for existing bibliographic records and separate items with existing records from items requiring original cataloging. Based on experience and proficiency, copy catalogers may provide some editing of existing records to match the item in hand, according to AACR2 and MARC21 formatting standards.

Catalogers 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

All positions:

  • 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

All positions:

  • Type speed minimum: 50 wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Professional attitude when working with Library staff
  • Must pass a background check prior to appointment

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • 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
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

  • 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 jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2014.

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Archives Processing Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (Bronx Zoo), New York, NY

Title: Archives Processing Intern, Fall 2014

Number of openings: 2

Reports To: Library & Archives Director

Duration: Minimum of 13 weeks between September 8th and December 19th, 2014

Schedule: Hours must be scheduled between Monday - Friday

Hours: 8 hours a week, scheduled between 9:00am - 5:00pm, for a total minimum of 104 hours

Application deadline: Review of applications starts August 18, 2014, with a final deadline of September 8 [extended], 2014

Summary 

The Wildlife Conservation Society Archives (located at the Bronx Zoo) is currently accepting applications for an Archival Processing Internship from graduate students preparing for careers in libraries, archives, or related cultural institutions.

Under the guidance of the WCS Processing Archivist, the Archives Processing Intern will gain experience in various components of archival processing and description. While WCS Archives internships are unpaid, we are happy to work with academic institutions so that students can get academic credit for their internship. Interns should be able to commit at least 104 hours to the internship. 

Objectives

Experience to be gained includes but is not limited to:

  • survey, arrange, and describe an archival collection
  • import data into an archival management system
  • create an EAD finding aid
  • document work with one or more posts for Wild Things, the WCS Archives Blog

Qualifications

  • enrollment in or recent completion of graduate program in library science, museum studies, or a related field
  • experience with archival collections and/or photographic materials is preferred

Location

  • Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

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

Please email your statement of interest and resume to: Opportunities@wcs.org, specify "Archives Processing Intern" in the subject of your email.

About the Organization

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, the Wildlife Conservation Society is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the histories of the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international field work projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

EOE, M/F/V/D

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Computer Clubhouse Network Technology Administrator, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective.

COMPUTER CLUBHOUSE OVERVIEW:

Based at the Museum of Science, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network -- a global program founded in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab -- provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people (ages 10-18) from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. Using the "flagship" Clubhouse at the Museum as a model, the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network supports 100+ community-based Clubhouses around the world, providing thousands of youth with access to resources, skills, and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities, and lead outstanding lives.

To learn more about the Computer Clubhouse, please visit http://www.computerclubhouse.org.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Computer Clubhouse Network Technology Administrator is responsible for fostering innovation and identifying new technology consistent with the Clubhouse mission to support new projects, activities, and programs. S/he is also responsible for end-to-end management of a heterogeneous IT environment for the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, as well as routine maintenance and troubleshooting of all technology systems. The Technology Administrator will also provide installation and support services for software, hardware, and other technology at the "flagship" Computer Clubhouse at The Museum of Science, setting the standard for Computer Clubhouses around the world and providing an educational, dynamic, and exciting technology experience for Clubhouse participants.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Grant-funded, full-time, 40 hrs/wk, Monday-Friday.

REPORTS TO:

Director, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or demonstrated experience in related field or position), plus additional specialized, formal training and experience
  • More than 3 years of systems administration experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server administration, TCP/IP WAN/LAN networking, Ubuntu Linux systems administration, Apache.
  • Experience managing web application sites a plus (e.g., sites using MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Django, Java/JSP, or PHP).
  • Knowledge of creative software applications and tools (e.g., Adobe CS, LEGO Mindstorms) a plus.

STARTING SALARY:

Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and more!

To apply to this position, please visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/126715-41851.html

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Library Associate: Acquisitions (part-time), Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Become part of a vibrant community of world-class professionals transforming the lives of a motivated and diverse student population. A pioneer in innovative academic programs since 1897 Bay Path University is seeking a Library Associate for acquisitions, interlibrary loan, and other related tasks as assigned. The Library Associate will oversee and maintain acquisitions functions for library materials in all formats using WMS software; assist in interlibrary loan functions using OCLC and other automated systems; and perform public services, including circulation of library materials, reserves, and general office support. Twelve-month position, 30 hours per week during regular business hours; occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

Qualifications: academic degree, business focus preferred; familiarity with academic library services; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software; Internet search skills; library experience desirable; experience with WMS and OCLC software a plus.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references.  All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu

An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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Acquisitions & Administrative Assistant (part time, 17 hours), Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Wheelock College Library seeks an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative and financial support services to Academic Resources departments which include the Library and the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to the Director of Academic Resources and other staff as appropriate, including maintaining financial, acquisitions, serials and other administrative records and data, preparing reports, and monitoring and ordering Library supplies
  • Processes all Academic Resources invoices for payment and reconciles invoice discrepancies with vendors
  • Manages acquisitions including ordering, receiving, and invoicing
  • Manages serials including check-in, processing, subscription updates, and verification of serials invoices
  • Maintains e-resource licenses in an electronic resource management system

Qualifications:

  • Experienced in administrative support
  • Familiar with library operations and systems
  • Must be detail oriented and well organized
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular in the use of Excel
  • College degree preferred
  • Must be willing to contribute to the success of the library through teamwork and participation in interdepartmental support

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately with the anticipation of a September 1 start date. Please apply online through Work@Wheelock at www.wheelock.edu

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Reader Services Assistant, The Boston Athenaeum

The Reader Services Assistant helps provide services at the Circulation Desk. This full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Head of Circulation. Position is available immediately.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Charges and discharges materials to members and assists in all aspects of managing Circulation, such as maintaining new book shelves for readers, retrieving/returning books to shelves, and distributing books to be shelved to other floors
  • Provides reader services such as recommending books, helping readers locate appropriate materials, and taking book reserve requests
  • Provides basic reference services
  • Creates readers' advisory lists in print and updates readers' advisory webpages
  • Assists in answering the main phone line
  • Interprets the Athenæum, its history, collections, and services to members, guests, and visitors
  • Participates in collection development by attending book selection committee
  • Communicates members' concerns to appropriate departments
  • Serves as liaison to the Library's book discussion groups and updates discussion group webpages
  • Provides tours to members
  • Required to work evenings and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience updating webpages

To apply: Email résumé and cover letter to hr@bostonathenaeum.org

The Boston Athenaeum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Volunteer Archiving Intern, Laboratory of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The Laboratory of Adult Development
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Waldinger, M.D.

About the Lab
The Study of Adult Development is one of the longest and richest longitudinal studies of human development ever conducted. For more than 70 years, two groups of men have been studied from adolescence into late life to identify the predictors of healthy aging. This study has allowed us to examine psychological traits, social factors, and biological processes that characterize adolescents and forty-year-olds who evolve into vigorous and engaged octogenarians. The study has created an unprecedented database of life histories with which to view the dynamic character of the aging process. To date, it has been a resource for over 150 scholars and scientists studying topics ranging from the influence of maternal warmth on young adult physical health, to the effects of combat exposure on social functioning, to the relationship between early life adversity and late life cognitive functioning.

Position Description:

Recently, our lab has undertaken a project to completely archive all study data in electronic format in order to preserve this one-of-a-kind data set and make it more widely available as a resource for scholars of human development.

  • Preparing the records for scanning.
  • Document labeling, ordering, and organizing,
  • Inventory creation.

Commitment: 8 hours per week (two 4 hour shifts) for the summer and fall, with a start date in June. Days and hours are flexible.

Candidates should possess excellent organizational skills and the capacity to work independently.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students with an interest in archiving, library work, history, historical research, and/or preservation.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to: Laura Distel, Project Coordinator, LDISTEL@partners.org.

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Circulation Supervisor, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

Statement of Duties: Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Circulation Department including checkout and discharging of library materials. Develops work schedules and assigns tasks to Circulation staff and volunteers. Responsible for the hiring and training of Circulation personnel. Performs yearly staff reviews. Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase in a variety of formats including print, electronic, and DVD. Participates in various aspects of library operations beyond Circulation Department, e.g. adult programming, public relations, etc., as time allows.

Supervision: Works under the direction of the Library Director or his/her designee but works with considerable independence in setting own daily work plan. Unusual situations are referred to the Library Director.

Supervisory Responsibility: Has direct supervisory responsibility for all Circulation Department personnel. May be required to act as "in charge" supervisor in the absence of the Director or Assistant Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association and a minimum of 3 years professional experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Strong customer service orientation is a must, along with the ability to lead and inspire staff to maintain a thriving customer service environment. Experience with automated library systems required; familiarity with Evergreen a plus. Expertise in the use of Windows operating system and knowledge of web-based technologies are essential. High degree of initiative; ability to exercise considerable judgment in dealing effectively with diverse constituencies; effective time management skills; the ability to develop productive working relationships with department personnel and to work collaboratively with co-workers as an effective team member. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Salary: $1,037.14 - $1,419.39 in 9 Steps with full benefits package

Schedule: Work week includes one night per week, as well as every other Saturday and a Sunday rotation from Sept. through mid-June.

Apply to: Elizabeth Vezina, Director
Billerica Public Library
15 Concord Road
Billerica, MA  01821
liz.vezina@billericalibrary.org
Tel.: 978-671-0948 ext. 101
Fax: 978-670-9493

Please include resume and three professional references.

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled.

Position Available: September 8, 2014

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

The Trustees of the Enfield, NH, Public Library seek a proven leader and innovator to direct the Library. Reporting to an elected Board of Trustees, the Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of administration including personnel, collection management, budget, and long-range planning. The library has a staff of 5 full- and part-time employees, holds more than 28,500 items, and circulates more than 38,500 items annually. It serves a population of 4850 residents.

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

  • Manages library operations, resources, and staff to achieve goals established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares short and long-term plans for the growth of the library.
  • Develops collections by acquiring and weeding appropriately.
  • Responds to reference requests.
  • Prepares annual budget for presenting to the board and to the town Budget Committee.
  • Gathers and presents statistics to the Trustees, the State Library, and for the town's annual report.

Within the community:

  • Meets regularly with other town department heads and the Town Manager.
  • Engages with the librarian, teachers, and principal of the Enfield Village School to insure quality programming that enhances elementary school education.
  • Cooperates with town recreation programs and other relevant programs for children and adults in offering quality library service and events.
  • Promotes the use of the library's facilities and collections.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library Science or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the technologies and systems used in a modern small town library.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. Salary is dependent on qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $50,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three references to philcronenwett@gmail.com. Closing date for this position is September 19, 2014.

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston which provides career focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,400 students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor.

With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.

Mount Ida College is seeking to fill an immediate vacancy for a part-time Reference Librarian (14 hours per week for 32 weeks per year) to oversee the operations of the library on one weekend day (Saturdays) and one evening during the academic year. The Reference Librarian also supervises work study students who assist in the operation of the library. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the circulation desk and collection issues
  • Answering reference questions
  • Supporting the Copy Center activities as needed
  • Training and supervising work-study students
  • Offering training on library databases and software
  • Supporting students in their use of technology

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree (graduate student in Library and Information Science or MLS preferred) as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and knowledge and experience using Learning Management Systems such as Angel or Blackboard and Sierra ILS or similar system.  Additional qualifications include experience teaching or training, willingness to learn new technologies and ability to work on projects with minimal supervision.

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@mountida.edu.

Mount Ida College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications of individuals who would increase the richness of the College's diversity are welcomed.

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Access and Instructional Services Librarian, World Learning, Brattleboro, VT

Is this job for you?

Have you been known to engage a room full of people with your instructive prowess? Does data mining and analyzing statistics put a smile on your face? Have you ever created a mental book list while on your commute to work? Do you have a positive perspective? Do you look to make a powerful and lasting impact? Are you able to stay focused in an interruption rich environment? Are you looking to start your career in an exciting academic library?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, this might be the right job for you. We are looking for an efficient, innovative, and organized problem-solver and team member. You should be a good communicator and someone who enjoys working in a diverse, intercultural environment.

About the Library and Information Commons

The Donald B. Watt Library and Information Commons provides a collection of materials and original research relevant to SIT Graduate Institute's and SIT Study Abroad's curricula. These materials include e-books, electronic databases, video streaming, and original undergraduate and graduate student or faculty research, in addition to books, DVDs, videotapes, and periodicals,. The majority of the library's collection is available in electronic format as 93% of the Library's more than 3,000 patrons are remote users arrayed in 35 countries around the world and at the SIT Graduate Institute's Washington D.C. instruction site.

General Description:

The Access and Instructional Services Librarian actively promotes the collection to students and faculty and responsively plans and delivers many of the Library's access and instructional services. The position provides support and oversight of the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery systems, in addition to overseeing reference and circulation services. The candidate reports to the Donald B. Watt Library Director and works in close collaboration with the Electronic Services Librarian and the Educational Technologist. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Actively promotes the collection, and assists with library marketing and outreach activities.
  • Manages access and circulation services (utilizing all aspects of Koha, ILLIAD, and Springshare products, such as LibGuides and LibAnswers), including stacks and reserves management, patron account creation and modification, collection retrieval and delivery for on-campus and remote patrons. Supervises circulation desk activities.
  • Manages Document Delivery (Interlibrary loan, commercial document suppliers, table of contents, etc.)
  • Manages the adoption, implementation, and review of new technologies and methods to ensure quality of cataloging, metadata, and access to library services.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to on- and off-campus students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provides library instruction to on-campus and off-campus students via email, phone and IM chat.
  • Develops electronic training materials, instructional videos, interactive online tutorials, and research guides that focus on library databases and services.
  • Develops new discovery tools for enhanced access to local, national, and international collections.
  • Assists with creating and maintaining content on library website.
  • Oversee all aspects of the physical space and its maintenance and operations
  • Hires, supervises and trains library student workers/staff in the technical processing of all materials for the library collection.
  • Manages library acquisitions for reserves and interlibrary loan for purchase services.
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned subject areas by evaluating collections and materials, serving as faculty liaison in assigned subjects, and recommending new purchases and licenses for online resources.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited institution. If currently in graduate school, must complete degree within one semester of hire.
  • Experience in Library Instruction.
  • Ability to work effectively with remotely based patrons and with a diverse population from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evening hours.

Preferred:

  • Minimum of one year of academic library experience.
  • Previous experience with Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, Koha, and Springshare software (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, LibChat).
  • Competency in one or more foreign languages.
  • Experience in project and digital assets management.
  • Student worker supervision.

Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Please submit the following as one PDF and also email to Oscar.Lanzagalindo@sit.edu:

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • Three professional references

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54595 

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

* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three references

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/ http://www.keene.edu/library/ http://www.usnh.edu/ or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us 

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.

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Library Assistant, Snell Library, Northeastern University

This is a part-time temporary Fall 2014 position starting immediately, with the possibility of extension into the Spring 2015 semester.

Hours: 10 hours per week, between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.

Pay: $12/hr

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Collections Image Processing Intern: Registration Department/ Photography of Collection Project

Fall-Spring 2014-2015
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is currently engaged with a multi-year, cross-departmental cataloging and documentation project of the museums historic art collections with the goal of improving the visitor experience through the enhancement of access to the collection. The Collection Photography Project is part of a suite of the Access to Collection initiatives that will produce varied content for the purposes of object documentation and improved sharing of collection research and data. The incumbent will become a part of a team working between the Registration, Curatorial and Conservation departments to meet the project goals.

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Collection Photographer and Manager of Visual Assets: edit, refine, adjust and prepare high-quality electronic files of fine art objects and associated photographic documentation for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a variety of intended uses, such as reproduction on websites or in printed materials.
  • Perform file deposit activities to facilitate image archiving and repository requirements.
  • Works in consultation with the Collections Photographer and project colleagues to maintain image quality and process standardization.
  • Practice quantifiable imaging protocols for output renderings in various media resulting in high quality representation of fine art objects.
  • Assist in post-process editing, color proofing/retouching/processing of digital files.
  • Research and practice industry standards for color managed workflows serving various publication/archiving requirements.
  • Participate in automated customized scripting for file processing and ingest protocols.
  • Collaborate in testing and researching information technology trends.
  • Perform other related collection photography duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

Basic Qualifications: BFA/BSc in Photography/Imaging Science/Information Science or related field; familiarity with professional digital editing software's, related experience in a museum or library setting. MFA/MLS/MIS preferred.

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

Time Commitment:
1-2 days a week for the academic year preferred. Scheduling flexibility possible.

Please forward cover letter and resume by September 30th to:

Registrar's Office
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston MA 02115

Re: Collection Image Processing Internship

Applicants can also email resume/cover letter to Amanda Venezia, Head Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions, avenezia@isgm.org.

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Penn Digital Library Metadata Management Intern

Availability: one position available to begin September 2014 through May 2015

Hours: 10 to 20 hours/week, flexible during Monday-Friday 9-5 time period.

Salary: $18/hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Penn Libraries seeks a Metadata Intern to help build and support electronic library services for scholars and learners worldwide. This is an opportunity to gain practical work experience in complex and multifaceted digital library work at a leading research library. Working under the supervision of the Penn Libraries' digital library architect and planner, the intern will support services like managing metadata on research data, mapping MARC metadata to the Libraries discovery system, and supporting The Online Books Page, the Forward to Libraries project, and other digital library services. The Metadata Intern responds to queries and requests from the public, researches copyright, creates and maintains catalog records for online books, serials, and other materials, aligns bibliographic and topical metadata with a variety of name and subject authorities, and performs a variety of other tasks related to metadata and public service. 

The Metadata Intern is a paid internship, ideally for an MSLIS candidate who can work 10-20 hours per week during the 2014-2015 academic year. Work will primarily take place in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center at the University of Pennsylvania; a limited amount of remote work may also be possible.

Qualifications:
This position requires knowledge of bibliographic, authority, cataloging and metadata schemes, understanding of copyright, skills with electronic text editors and online interaction with the public, a self-motivated work ethic, careful attention to detail, adaptability, and readiness to acquire new skills and procedures. We also value, but do not require, experience with the Linux or Unix environment, and scripting languages. 

If you have these skills, if you are interested in exploring and bringing to the public collections of millions of books and subjects, if you seek opportunities to expand and grow your knowledge, understanding, and practice in digital libraries, we encourage you to apply.

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

Please write "Digital Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Knowledge Management Intern, OneVision Resources

Knowledge Management Intern

OneVision Resources, premier provider of technology and health management, is seeking an Intern with an interest in enterprise information/knowledge management, corporate librarianship, business, web content development and/or taxonomy for a paid ($15-$20/hr) internship opportunity for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Your Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to contribute to a variety of classification, metadata and process standardization projects, including:

  • Advancement of our knowledge management projects and capabilities
  • Development of taxonomies and other organizational schemas, for use in our knowledgebase (MindTouch), in our enterprise resource planning tool (NetSuite) and in our system integration/inventory software (D-Tools)
    • Analysis of philosophies, workflows and procedures for capture and input into our knowledgebase

Your Skills:

  • Currently pursuing a graduate or undergraduate field of study that focuses or touches upon information systems, business, technology, librarianship, web content management or similar concentration
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities/projects
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency Excel and Word; basic web coding experience a plus
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and stay in constant communication with your team
    • Ability to source answers with minimal instruction


Requirements (Successful Candidates Will):

  • Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours/week (based on coursework) during the fall and spring semesters
  • Have impeccable attention to detail

  • Follow orders and procedures
    • Exhibit a great attitude and work ethic; willingness to roll up your sleeves
    • Conduct him or herself with professional appearance, demeanor and discretion at all times
  • Be highly motivated / demonstrate a willingness to take initiative and ask questions
  • Focus when deadlines are established

Location

This role will be located in OneVision's office in the Back Bay area of Boston, accessible on public transportation via the Green Line's Arlington Stop, the Orange Line's Back Bay Stop and the MBTA's Back Bay Stop. Office address is 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1201, Boston MA 02116.

Compensation

Compensation offered commensurate with experience. The compensation range for this position is $15.00 - $20.00/ hour.

In addition to monetary rewards, OneVision offers an array of additional benefits including:

  • Experience working in a small, privately owned business environment

  • Experience operating in and promoting a culture of excellence, accountability and efficiency

  • Great office location, next to the Boston Common and Public Garden
  • Positive and rewarding company culture

  • Quarterly team-building events and corporate outings
  • Breakfast every Wednesday and all-day drinks, snacks and fruit

Reporting Relationship

The Intern will report to Ryan Hanson, Knowledge Management Specialist.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan Hanson, Knowledge Management Specialist at OneVision Resources via email to: ryan.hanson@onevisionresources.com.

About OneVision Resources

OneVision Resources provides complete solutions and support for some of the more challenging areas of modern life: technology and health. Our clients are high net-worth individuals who trust us completely to proactively manage their complex family and business needs. Our Technology services encompass both personal technology such as devices, computers, family data management, etc. and home and commercial AV and automation. Our Health services include physician, treatment and facility research, disease management, nutrition coordination and insurance management.

Check us out at onevisionresources.com.

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Library Assistant, Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 

Library Assistant - Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services

Job Description: Academic Year Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Under the supervision of the Head of Research & Instruction Services, assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks by performing basic circulation duties, answering reference questions, and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and other researchers using a variety of online and print information resources:

  • Answers information and directional questions in person, by phone and email.
  • Provides proactive assistance with research questions; refers users needing more in-depth assistance to Research & Instruction Services staff.
  • May assist in the development of online research guides (LibGuides).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week, Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 5 pm

Salary: $17.65/hour

Qualifications:

  • Required: Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic public service environment
  • Preferred: Previous reference experience and an interest in academic research

Competencies:

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in a changing, progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do basic troubleshooting and provide assistance with library technology

To apply, email or mail a statement of interest and resume to:

Kathleen Donovan
Research and Instruction Services
Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-3421
kathleen_donovan@harvard.edu

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Library Director, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia, NH

Abbie Greenleaf Library, located in the town of Franconia in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic and creative individual to serve as its director.
The library serves a community of residents and year-round visitors.

The director will manage library staff, develop the library budget, maintain a knowledge of emerging technologies, monitor the library's web presence (web site and social media), and offer programs of interest to adults and children.

Education and Experience
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science preferred; candidates with partial course work towards a degree or with comparable public library experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Thirty-hour work week. Two weeks of paid vacation, holidays and health insurance are provided. Six-month probationary period.

Application
Submit a letter of interest with résumé and contact information for three professional references to abbielibrary@gmail.com.

The position description is available at www.abbielibrary.org/Director.pdf.

The application deadline is September 10, 2014. In-person interviews will be conducted at the library.

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Harvard School of Public Health Online Career Resource Library Intern

Employer:
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Career Advancement, serving the job search, career development, and career planning needs of master's and doctoral students and alumni as well as post-doctoral researchers. The School is located in the Longwood Medical Area and the populations area of study or research is in public health fields such as: environmental, global, policy, management, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral, nutrition, as well as other areas.

Term:
Position begins in late September. Flexible schedule for a total of 25 hours at $15.00 hourly.

Requirements:

  • Library science major with knowledge and experience developing, assessing, and monitoring 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 increasing organizational visibility with online social media such as: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Proven record of assessing, weeding, insuring accuracy, checking links, selecting, and posting wide range of job search and career information resources on an internal Wiki.
  • Strongly prefer experience working on online resources in a college career center

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.
  • Improve the Office's branding and functionality of online social media sites.

Contact Information:
Send letter of interest with resume to: careers@hsph.harvard.edu

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Registrar Associate Director, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Reporting to Masters Degree Dean

Main Objective:

  • Supervises the registration of continuing and incoming students.
  • Responsible for compliance with related University policies, procedures, and schedules.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of credits earned for degree completion/graduation.
  • Responsible for the University's grade reporting and maintenance of permanent student and academic records.
  • Responsible for maintaining transcripts and storing academic data in the Student Information System.
  • Verifies eligibility for graduation, including resolving any emerging issues/problems that relate to eligibility for commencement.
  • Compiles and shares statistical reports related to Registrar's functions/responsibilities.
  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget of the Registrar's Office.
  • Being a focal point for any accreditation (AACSB, SACS, EFMD, etc.)
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Degree in Archival Sciencies, Business Administration or related field.
  • Preferred: Masters degree
  • Five years of experience in college administration, including three years in a records' office, demonstrating ability to formulate and implement relevant policy and supervision of staff required.

http://www.incae.edu/component/option,com_hostingrajacareer/Itemid,1490/cid,18/task,edit/view,career/

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Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Science Library, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Provide evening and weekend support in the Science Library in the absence of the librarian.  Provide customer service and operational assistance.  Assist people with finding resources, computer use, printing, scanning, etc.  Provide direction and supervision to student employees.  Put materials on reserve, investigate missing books. Help with Interlibrary Loan. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

This is a part time, hourly position.

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

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

Computer literacy, administrative skills, experience dealing with student employees and ability to solve patron complaints.  Bindery experience, knowledge of Library of Congress classification system, and science related databases preferred.  

Academic year only.

HOURS: Tuesday 6:00PM - 11:00PM

            Wednesday  6:00PM - 11:00PM

            Saturday OR Sunday 11:00AM -6:00PM; may vary

Please apply at: http://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52233

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

Newbury College invites applications and nominations for a full-time position as Director of Library Services starting in January 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Winsor School, Boston, MA

Job ID:31690

Job Title: Part-Time Library Assistant

Organization Name: Winsor School

Wage/Salary: $15/hr

Job Description: The Winsor School is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the library Monday-Friday from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 

The Winsor School, founded in 1886, is a leader in independent secondary education for girls in grades 5-12, with a tradition of academic excellence. 

Qualifications include an interest in library work with middle and high school students. Position to begin Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Application Instructions: Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information including email for three references to afstern@winsor.edu.

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Head of Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

Forward thinking and innovative professional needed to provide leadership and administration for special collections development at The Jones Library, a busy public library in the college town of Amherst, MA. Collections include original manuscripts and materials related to Amherst and regional history, Fine Arts, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Responsible to develop the collection  of original manuscripts; catalog and prepare all special collection materials; prepare grant proposals; maintain collection inventory and transition collection to digital format. Consults with scholars and researchers. Knowledge of technological archival trends is essential. Minimum requirements include MLS plus 3 years of professional level library experience. Starting salary range, based on experience: $51,382-56,725 plus exceptional municipal benefits package. For a complete job description and to apply on line by September 8, 2014, visit  Amherst, MA - Official Website.

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Library Director, Lee Public Library, Lee, NH

Duties:  The Lee Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented. The Director oversees a staff of four part-time employees, a collection of approximately 25,000 books and media items, and an annual budget of just over $200,000.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public, including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, policy management, annual budget preparation, and fiscal management of the library facility. The candidate should be well-organized; have excellent written and verbal skills; be current with the latest technological resources; and have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Lee. Full job description is located on  www.leelib.nh.us.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills, and a minimum of three (3) years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience. The successful candidate must demonstrate an exceptional ability to direct a public library in a community which has set a high standard for service.

Description: Lee is a rural community located near the New Hampshire seacoast, with easy access to Routes 95, 93 and 495. There are approximately 4,400 residents, many of whom are associated with the nearby University of New Hampshire. Additionally, Lee is part of the Oyster River Cooperative School District; one of the district's two elementary schools is located in the center of Lee.

The Town of Lee has begun the process of raising funds for a new library and community facility, with a goal of breaking ground in 2016. The ideal candidate will have experience with library building programs.

Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Address: Please send a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three professional references to Board of Library Trustees, Director Search, Lee Public Library, 9 Mast Road, Lee NH 03861.

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User Interface Programmer, Yale University, New Haven, CT

User Interface Programmer
Digital Library
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  26710BR
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 Digital Library and Programming Services, the User Interface Programmer will work to deliver more library content and services to our users from our web applications by developing innovative tools that help patrons discover and use library collections and services. The incumbent plans, develops, implements, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities.

The User Interface Programmer will work collaboratively with a team of programmer analysts, systems administrators and user experience professionals to design, develop and enhance a continuously evolving network of websites with concentrated efforts on implementation, continued evolution, and improvement of web applications built on the Hydra and Drupal platforms. The incumbent will participate in the integration of two online public catalogs, Orbis and MORRIS, in the Blacklight interface, and graphical display of use data in web interfaces.

The role of the User Interface Programmer is primarily focused on the user experience with emphasis on user-centered design and technical innovation. Application development will primarily be on the Ruby platform with additional LAMP technology. This position places significant emphasis on enterprise level system design, production release cycle management and source code collaboration using GIT repositories.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree. Three years of experience in analysis and programming of small to medium scale systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated web programming skills; emphasis on user experience, information design and usability standards.
  • Proven ability with front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap, SASS, JavaScript; Toolkits such as JQuery and D3, Ajax, and Java/JSP.
  • Advanced knowledge of XML syntax and how to use XML for the interchange of data.
  • Proven skills programming in a collaborative environment using source code repository software such as GIT, Team Server or SVN.
  • Proven skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as with content management systems, with a preference for a familiarity with Drupal. Proven experience in Responsive Web Design.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience with Ruby/Rails application development; Experience with the Hydra community and application framework; Blacklight, Sufia, Avalon; Experience working in a library or higher education institution; Experience with test driven software design patterns.

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 letter and resume, should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 26710BR.  Please be sure to reference #26710BR 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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Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job Opening ID: 2015037

Title: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation's leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery.

This senior management position, reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, will provide strong leadership and oversight for a new programmatic area that supports the University of Connecticut community's research, teaching, and scholarship. The Collections and Discovery Area supports acquisitions, metadata services, electronic resource management, document delivery-interlibrary loan resource sharing, and discovery services. As part of the Vice Provost's Council, the AUL works collaboratively with the Vice Provost and senior administration, responsible for the overall success of the University Libraries in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Connecticut.  Additionally, this position will be actively engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives as well as assist in developing polices and strategic decisions. 

The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the opportunities and challenges inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education, and will have vision and enthusiasm to boldly lead the area in evolving collection and discovery models. Using data-informed assessment and an understanding of user expectations, the incumbent will create optimal resource access and management strategies.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
  2. Seven years of significant academic or research library experience with increasing responsibility in areas related to collection management, acquisitions, metadata services, licensing, copyright and resource sharing.
  3. Experience managing people.
  4. Experience with collection assessment.
  5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Experience developing and managing budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A record of relevant professional publications and activities.
  2. Experience with user experience evaluations and usability testing.
  3. Demonstrated project management experience.
  4. Demonstrated ability solving problems.
  5. Ability to clearly communicate complex topics to a broad audience.
  6. Current knowledge of pertinent issues and best practices related to the programmatic area such as: Scholarly communications; Resource sharing; Licensing resources; Copyright and fair use; Digital scholarship; Use and transformation of metadata; Discovery services and Integrated Library Systems.

This is a full time management exempt position with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2014. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment.

Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. Position will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 30, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-7937
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Overview:
The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Head of the Archives Unit, the Metadata Archivist oversees NYPL's archival data standards, in particular Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF), and related description and digital content standards and tools.

The Metadata Archivist will:

  • Collaborate with staff throughout NYPL to promote portability of metadata related to its archival collections
  • Lead efforts to enhance descriptive data to optimize its use by internal and external systems and partners
  • Assume an active role in initiatives within the broader archival community related to the development and implementation of archival metadata standards
  • Play a leadership role in NYPL's implementation of ArchivesSpace and assume the management of the project now in progress to convert approximately 1000 legacy finding aids into EAD through a vendor
  • Work closely with NYPL Labs (digital innovation team) and other technologists on the ongoing development of the Library's archives portal (archives.nypl.org)
  • Collaborate with the Library's Metadata Services Manager and other NYPL staff outside of the Archives Unit to facilitate metadata portability and promote best practices across the organization
  • Lead the implementation of Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EACCPF) at NYPL; plan, direct, and review the work of other staff in Archives Unit
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library, archival or information studies or Master's degree in Liberal Arts or Humanities; degree or background in American History preferred
  • Successful completion of archival training
  • Successfully demonstrated relevant experience in an archives or manuscripts repository arranging and describing archives and/or providing reference service to users of archives.
  • Strong working knowledge of EAD, HTML, XML, including the RelaxNG and Schematron schema languages; DACS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCAF, and LC cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with EAC-CPF, MODS, METS, other metadata standards, and Linked Data
  • Familiarity and experience with methods and tools for data remediation
  • Experience creating, editing, and executing transformations on XML data; experience transforming XML and JSON data programmatically through scripting languages such as python or ruby preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to access and manipulate data through relational databases and API endpoints preferred.
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining documentation of guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Working knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to grow and develop existing programming skill sets
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, analytic and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience maintaining an implementation of EAD in an archival or special collections context preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Archivists' Toolkit and ArchivesSpace preferred.
  • Experience supervising and training staff preferred
  • Awareness of web development practices and methodology preferred

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Non Union
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/7937/metadata-archivist/job

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Archivist/Specialist II, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-8002
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Overview:
The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Archival Processing, the Archivist:

  • Arranges and describes collections of organizational records and personal papers.
  • Accessions collections.
  • Performs rehousing and other basic preservation measures.
  • Participates in collection management activities.
  • May supervise interns, volunteers, and nonprofessional staff assisting in processing.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree with a concentration in Archival Studies or Master's degree in the humanities with successful completion of archival training; Undergraduate studies in History, American Studies, or a related field.
  • At least one year of experience processing archival collections of personal papers and organizational records, experience working with 18th and 19th century documents as well as later materials preferred.
  • Knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools.
  • Familiarity with the application of MPLP processing techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using DACS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC cataloging, including assignment of LC subject headings.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented team environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Experience with using databases, Filemaker Pro experience preferred.
  • Experience creating MARC records preferred.
  • Experience encoding finding aids in EAD preferred.
  • Experience with cataloging tools including OCLC Connexion, Millennium, and MARCEdit preferred.
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Latin American, Latino, or African American history and culture preferred.
  • Familiarity with Archivist's Toolkit/ArchivesSpace preferred.
  • Experience with sound and video recordings and electronic records preferred
  • Familiarity with EAC-CPF preferred.

Starting Salary: USD $46,396.00/Yr.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Local 1930
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8002/specialist-ii/job

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Digital Archivist, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-7936
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Position Description

Overview:

The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Head of the Archives Unit (AU), the Digital Archivist collaborates with curators, colleagues in the AU, donors, digital preservation staff, public service units, and NYPL staff that create and maintain access systems in order to evaluate possible acquisitions; acquire, accession, and transfer born digital material to preservation storage; stage materials for archival arrangement and description; and make materials accessible to researchers.

  • Solidify NYPL's practices for managing born digital material within archival collections at NYPL:
    • identify and engage the resources (hardware, software, vendors, peer institutions) available to perform migration from (obsolete) media containing born digital material
    • oversee, maintain, and update procedures for the routine migration, description, and management of born digital archives during accessioning and/or processing
    • train and assist archivists and curators as necessary when working with digital media
    • oversee staff imaging media
    • lead efforts to locate born digital material in previously processed archival collections and develop plans for their retrospective management
  • Enhance the Library's capacity to responsibly acquire electronic records and personal papers:
    • evaluate proposed acquisitions with born digital components
    • develop and document techniques and procedures for acquiring electronic records directly from record creators and transferring them directly into the Library's repository
    • coordinate acquisitions of electronic records, acting as a liaison between records creators and theLibrary's curatorial, archival, and technical staff
    • work directly with records creators to advise on record keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their archives
  • Contribute to and inform Library-wide digital preservation initiatives
  • Collaborate with the curatorial units to devise and implement access to born digital materials
  • Initiate, write, and contribute to grant proposals as appropriate
  • Serve as the Library's representative and authority on issues related to born digital archives by contributing to broader discussions within and outside NYPL concerning the management of digital assets, metadata, and the representation and service of digital and digitized archival materials
  • Collaborate and communicate actively with peer institutions and individuals in the field of digital archives and related activities.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science or Archival Enterprise/Studies or other relevant field.
  • At least three years experience working in an archival repository in a professional capacity, including experience working with born digital archival material strongly preferred
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by electronic records. Background in records management preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.
  • Knowledge of DACS.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS);
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training staff preferred.
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of historical research methods, especially the use of archives
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to meet planned goals and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, then initiate and carry through innovative ideas

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Non Union
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/7936/digital-archivist/job

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Reference/Instruction Librarian GS-1410-09, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Position Summary:

This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four year, accredited, degree granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for delivering quality reference and instruction services required to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy, including Leadership Development Center personnel.  The incumbent may be the primary contact for reference questions/research consultation on the weekend and at night during the semester.  The incumbent is expected to advise the Head of the Reference and Instruction section on issues and new developments in the areas of reference and instruction services as provided in an undergraduate institution.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Acts as a provider of reference services for nights and weekends.  Extensively participates in the instruction program.  Participates in other teams to ensure adequate service in these areas.
  2. Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative and instructional services at night and on weekends.  The incumbent may be the primary contact with library clientele for reference service at these times.
  3. Authors electronic research guides, electronic tutorials, electronic workbooks and other aids, both print and electronic as required by the Head of Reference and Instruction or the Director.
  4. Recommends materials for the collection based on needs of clientele as discovered through reference work and the writing of research guides.
  5. Trains and supervises staff assigned to the reference and instruction section, including students. Acts as the team leader for the weekend and night staff and is responsible for training the night circulation technician to handle simple reference questions.
  6. Prepares administrative reports, maintains statistics and provides other administrative assistance to the Head of the Reference and Instruction as required.
  7. Assists the Head of Reference and Instruction in establishing reference, bibliographic instruction policy and procedures
  8. Keeps the Head of Reference and instruction informed of all projects, current and pending, and requests assistance in prioritizing work as needed or requested by the Head of Reference and Instruction Services or the Director.
  9. Provides instruction in research techniques to all faculty, staff and students at the Academy and LDC, as one of the Academic Division's proponents for Information Literacy. Provides instruction to faculty in the value and utilization of information retrieval and evaluation skills in the life-long learning process and provides instruction to them in the best ways of integrating this outcome into their course work.                 
  10. Serves on Library and Academy committees as appropriate.
  11. Participates actively on any assigned teams performing tasks as requested.  Assignments may include professional or clerical work tasks.
  12. Maintains a level of competence in the profession in such areas as information literacy, usability testing, e-metrics, knowledge management and online teaching and learning. This is expected as a member of the professional staff. 
  13. Performs other duties as requested by the Director or the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Requires night and weekend work.

This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-9 level ($52,818 to $68,660).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378680500 Applications must be submitted through USAJOBS.gov by September 8, 2014.   The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

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Reader Services Intern III, The Boston Athenaeum

The Reader Services Intern III works every Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and every Thursday (noon to 8:00 p.m.) for a total of 14 hours per week at the Circulation Desk of the Boston Athenæum, to provide services to members. This temporary position, without benefits, reports to the Head of Circulation.

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks, answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Offer orientation tours to members
  • Create readers' advisory materials
  • Research
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs. of books.

Preferred

  • completion of reference course
  • excellent writing skills

Starts October 1. Please send resume and cover letter to James Feeney, feeney@bostonathenaeum.org.

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File Clerk, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston, MA

Burns & Levinson LLP, a mid-sized Boston law firm seeks a motivated and detail-oriented File Clerk to join our Intellectual Property Department. Individual reports to the Records Manager for this full-time position.

Primary responsibilities include handling daily volume of filing for our IP practice. Maintains up-to-date inventories of files. Indexes closed files and coordinates with Records Department for off-site storage and file retrieval. 

Successful candidates will exhibit strong organizational and time management skills with excellent attention to detail. Previous law firm experience preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package in a great working environment. Burns & Levinson LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume in confidence to: 
Nancy Warren Dunn, Director of Human Resources 
jobs@burnslev.com

http://www.burnslev.com/constants/careers-professional-detail.asp?group=24

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Reference Associate, Business & Government Information, Bobst Library, New York University

The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Business & Government Information Department of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons. Conduct library tours and information literacy classes for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of students and researchers in business, economics and government documents. Participate in the support of the data service needs of business & economic researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the salon series. These duties will require an occasional evening or weekend commitment. 2 years' relevant experience. Familiarity with research methods in the social sciences. Customer service/public service experience.Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. 2 years relevant experience in an academic library setting, especially a public services unit.

Please apply here: www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58957   

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Librarian III, Earth & Natural Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

Drexel University Libraries (DUL) seeks an innovative librarian with demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as liaison to three departments within the College of Arts & Sciences and one interdisciplinary institute.

Reporting to Manager, Reference & Research Consultation, the Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences serves as primary liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff and students of the departments of Physics; Mathematics; Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) within the College of Arts & Sciences and, with the Liaison Librarian for Engineering, the AJ Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE).  The Liaison Librarian for Earth and Natural Sciences is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement and assess instructional and research programs that advance Drexel's educational and research mission. 

The position will be primarily based at the WW Hagerty Library, with access to office hoteling on the University's Center City campus. Liaison librarians are expected to contribute to DUL ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives and actively engage and contribute to the profession. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to integrate bibliographic research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich research and scholarship in earth and natural sciences
  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to develop, provide, and assess course-related instruction tools and resources to meet the needs of patrons from constituent programs and departments
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research. 
  • Provide general reference, as well as customized consultation services for users in relevant subject areas in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries
  • Engage and contribute to the profession

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or relevant graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in a higher-education setting
  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in engineering or science (STEM) discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied science information resources and tools
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in STEM fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience working with research outputs; data and/or scholarly communication
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78911

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Librarian III, Undergraduate Learning, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is the Libraries' expert for learning programs and activities (curricular and experiential) for undergraduates, with primary focus on first through fifth quarter undergraduates. The University Libraries is a learning enterprise, partnering with all aspects of the University to provide every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education" which prepares them for a life-time of self-directed learning. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning serves as Libraries liaison to academic units and programs focused on undergraduates, such as First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, and the Department of English & Philosophy.  The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning also serves as Libraries' liaison with co-curricular units such as Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Living and Study Abroad. 

As a core member of the Learning Engagement team, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning partners with discipline-based liaisons for development and delivery of learning activities based on Drexel Student Learning Priorities within the disciplines. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning develops and coordinates the Libraries' Personal Librarian program and programming at the Library Learning Terrace. 

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Engagement, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is an integral part of the Library Academic Partnerships department, a dynamic and collaborative team of liaison librarians who work in a matrixed organization in support of four programs:  Learning Engagement, Reference & Research Consultation, Collections, and Liaison.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, provide and assess library programs aimed at building intentional learning skills and competencies in Drexel Student Learning Priorities for undergraduates, partnering with liaison librarians and appropriate University offices. 
  • Liaison to academic departments and programs: English & Philosophy, First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, Writing Center and English Language Center. 
  • Liaison to experiential learning units: Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, and Study Abroad.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate-facing faculty to integrate information-seeking and research into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Work with faculty and liaison librarians to develop discipline specific undergraduate DSLP focused instruction and learning activities
  • Provide reference consulting services in person, by telephone and email and via IM/chat. 
  • Actively contribute to the library profession

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years' professional experience in an academic library; including instructional activity. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in pedagogy and instructional technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with and understand information seeking behaviors and needs of undergraduate students. 
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate student success.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of technology and an ability to think innovatively about using technology in libraries and academic settings to enhance guided and self-directed learning.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in libraries. 
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree/coursework in education.
  • Experience developing course syllabi or teaching tools and teaching at secondary or college levels.
  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78909

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Library Media Specialist, Dartmouth Public Schools, Darmouth, MA

The Dartmouth Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in K-5 school setting.  Candidates must be certified as a library media specialist in the state of Massachusetts.
 
There are two (2) part time positions available.  These positions can be combined to create one (1) full time position. 
 
The starting date is August 26, 2014.
 
For more information, please contact
 
Joan Boucher
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Dartmouth Public Schools
8 Bush Street
Dartmouth MA  02748
 

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Catalogers, Backstage Library Works

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.

August 15, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

Backstage Library Works is building a cataloging team for a temporary project at the research library of a world-renowned museum.  Several openings are available for original and copy catalogers.

The expected duration of this project is approximately 12 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week.  Pay depends on qualifications but ranges from $10-$15 per hour for Copy Catalogers and from $18-$22 per hour for Catalogers.  Benefits include paid leave and profit-sharing bonuses; after two calendar months benefits include health/dental care and matching retirement contribution plan.

Job Description

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

Copy catalogers will search relevant databases for existing bibliographic records and separate items with existing records from items requiring original cataloging. Based on experience and proficiency, copy catalogers may provide some editing of existing records to match the item in hand, according to AACR2 and MARC21 formatting standards.

Catalogers 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

All positions:

  • 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

All positions:

  • Type speed minimum: 50 wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Professional attitude when working with Library staff
  • Must pass a background check prior to appointment

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • 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
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

  • 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 jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2014.

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Graduate Assistant, Simmons College School of Nursing and Health Sciences

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking applications for a graduate assistant for the academic year 2014-'15 (Sept to May). This is a 12 hour per week position paying $15 per hour. Applicants should be currently enrolled as second year students with a graduation date of May 2015 or later. Students must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours each semester. Position begins late August.

The position  focuses on clerical/administrative tasks including: opening, sorting, and scanning mail, filing, data entry, internet research, creating databases, updating/monitoring social media sites on SNHS Admission website. Assisting in registration at Info Sessions.
Interested candidates should send via email a cover letter, current resume and hours/days when they will be available to work this fall (Mon-Fri) to Carmen Fortin at carmen.fortin@simmons.edu.

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Library Director, Nahant Public Library, Nahant, MA

Institution:  Nahant Public Library

Job:  Library Director

Duties/Description:  Nahant, a small town surrounded by the sea 15 miles north of Boston, seeks a new library director. The Nahant Public Library is a beautiful 1893 stone building with an interior featuring carved wood paneling, fireplaces, and other historical features. The library enjoys widespread support in the town and is in the middle of an exciting transition from the 19th to the 21st century. The collection has been thoroughly weeded and is being automated. The library has also received a Planning & Design grant for a renovation or expansion project which the new director will be heavily involved in.

The director will be responsible for all facets of library operations, including financial management, programming, managing a staff of eight employees. In addition, the director will continue to foster relationships with multiple groups - the public, town officials, school officials, Friends of the Library and other community organizations.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must be a dynamic and friendly leader. An MLS from an ALA-accredited school is required. The candidate should have five years of progressively more responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of significant management and supervisory experience. However, less experienced candidates with otherwise outstanding qualifications will be considered. This is an excellent first directorship for qualified candidates who are passionate about providing innovative library services while preserving the Library's historical significance.

Salary: $61,000 - $74,000, depending on experience.

Closing Date:  Applications will be reviewed upon submission. Interviews will be scheduled immediately for qualified applicants.

Send: To apply, send a letter of application explaining your interest in this position, resume and three professional references to welshcreative@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Library Director, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Board of Library Trustees of the Belmont Memorial Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and experienced library professional to serve as Library Director.

Under the general direction of the Board of Library Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for planning, organizing, reviewing and directing all library activities blending traditional and innovative strategies in the use of materials, programs, technology, and space.  The Library Director oversees the daily operations of the library, develops and implements library policies, procedures, and short and long range goals, directs and performs public relation activities, supervises staff, develops and administers the department budget, and oversees the physical plant.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience. 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, the ability to communicate effectively and must possess excellent technology skills.

The salary range is $76,859 to $109,140 commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package.

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741

By September 12, 2014

EEO 

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Department Head and Team Leader, Research and Information Service, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

Are you interested in becoming part of a dynamic public library team in which you play a lead role as Team Leader and Head of the Research and Information Services area of the Library?

The Portland Public Library, Portland Maine, is seeking a professional librarian with broad library experience to lead and manage the staff of the Research and Information area. This person is the Supervisor of Record for the Research and Information area which includes Reference, Reader's Advisory, Portland Room and Technology Center staffs. He/she is responsible for managing the staff resources for this service area and for providing quality research and information services to the adult population of Portland and Southern Maine. The position works closely with Team Leaders and Coordinators. This position will lead and coordinate the Health Team. This librarian is a key member of the Walk- In Services Team. Depending on the candidate, the Team assignments could have some flexibility.

As the largest public library in Maine, and the Area Reference and Resource Center (AARC), for the counties of York and Cumberland and some towns in Oxford, the Portland Public Library provides library services to a large and diverse geographic area with the highest population in the State, serving both urban and rural areas.   

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates the Reference Service of the Library. Plans, manages, and evaluates the public services and operations within Research and Information Services. 
  2. Oversees the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of professional and paraprofessional staff and volunteers within Research & Information Services. Functions as "Supervisor of Record" for this service area.
  3. Keeps abreast of all major Teams' work assigned within the department through communication with staff. Leads the Health Team to create goals and metrics. 
  4. Selects, develops and maintains all reference and circulation materials within the subject area of health as well as general reference resources.
  5. Coordinates programming within this subject area.
  6. Meets regularly with the Executive Director, Associate Director and other Team Coordinators to discuss department issues, to make recommendations about the services and operation of library departments, and to participate in planning the future direction of the library.
  7. As a member of the Research and Information Department: Provides research and information service to the public of all ages in person and through any medium required. Serves as the subject specialist for questions and recommendations concerning the areas of health and oversees general reference queries. Oversees (outside of the meeting rooms and gallery), the public space of the Lower Level.
  8. Functions as the Periodicals selector and oversees the maintenance of  the Library's collection of periodical literature.
  9. Participates in special projects or tasks as necessary.
  10. 10. Seeks opportunities for professional development.

Qualities necessary include strong collaboration and team orientation; flexible style; ability to work well in a high volume of activity in a demanding service environment; ability to relate well with the public and staff and exhibit strong service orientation. Excellent communication skills, positive and inclusive leadership style, considerable knowledge of library principles and practices; sufficient physical stamina to perform in a fast-paced, high pressure environment requiring moving throughout the day on one's feet, with bending and lifting materials required.

Education requirements: an ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science and at least three years of professional experience of a progressively responsible nature, or equivalent professional training and experience.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to hr@portland.lib.me.us. Review begins Thursday, August 7, 2014, and will continue until position is filled. Competitive rates, excellent benefits.

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Rights and Permissions Research Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Intellectual Property deparment is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for works in the Museum's collection in order to facilitate the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources while respecting the rights of artists. Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience in the researching and due diligence recording of research relating to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong database maintenance skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit 1-3 days per week through mid December
  • Ability to attend an orientation on either Wed, Sept 17 (6 pm) or Wed, Oct 1 (10 am or 6 pm)

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

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Part-Time Assistant Librarian Position, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Summary of Responsibilities

Supervises circulation services. 

Job Qualifications

  • French Knowledge: advanced reading skills; must be comfortable expressing oneself in French as will be interacting with patrons in both English and French.
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong interest in francophone literature, music and cinema
  • Library experience and/ or education preferred

Duties:

  1. Supervises and manages circulation desk operations;
  2. Assists patrons in finding library materials and in searching the public catalog, as needed; shows how to use Culturethèque;
  3. Answers reference questions from people who cannot come to the Library;
  4. Opens and closes the library on a rotating basis, assumes responsibility for operation of the library when librarian is absent;
  5. Shelves returned items and assists in the setting up of displays;
  6. Contacts patrons who are late returning material, and prepares invoices for replacement of lost items;
  7. Catalogs new periodicals' issues, reports missing issues;
  8. Takes part in picking "coups de coeur" items on a rotating basis, and in suggesting marketing content and reading recommendations;
  9. Performs additional duties as requested by the Librarian.

Decision Making Authority: Operates under the general direction of the Head librarian. Has the authority to make decisions regarding the operation of the circulation desk within the limits set by the Head Librarian.

Schedule:
We are looking for someone to cover Thursdays 1:30pm to 6pm year-round, and every other Saturday 10am to 5pm September through June. Occasionally more shifts may have to be covered.

Salary:  $13/hour

Start date: Early September.

Deadline for application: September 5th.

Please send your application to Marie Lalevée, Head Librarian:

librarian@frenchculturalcenter.org

 

Location:

French Cultural Center

53 Marlborough Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Head, Special Collections and Archives, Assistant or Associate Librarian, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Miami University Libraries are seeking a proactive, innovative, service-centered professional to serve as the Head of Special Collections and Archives, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Special Collections, the Head will supervise a combined department consisting of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, the Miami University Archives, and the Western College Memorial Archives. The Head of Special Collections & Archives (HSCA) provides leadership and vision for the department and oversees and ensures the maintenance of high standards for all department activities. The Head participates with other library managers in the development and management of customer focused library services. 

Basic Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in special collections and/or archives in an academic institution; ability to provide leadership and vision for special collections, archives, and digital scholarship; strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting; ability to successfully supervise, mentor, and train Special Collections and Archives personnel; skill in developing and managing special collections resources in print, digital and other formats; knowledge of current archival management practices, project planning methods, policies, procedures, and trends; familiarity with current scholarship and research methods employed in the field of archives, rare books and manuscripts, as well as knowledge of the rare books, manuscripts, and antiquarian book trade; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with evolving digital archival standards for print, images, audio and video; interest in supporting innovative approaches for access to unique special collections and digital scholarship; ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management; ability to prepare and manage grant proposals; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus; excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues; demonstrated ability to meet the criteria as outlined in the Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System (LARPS) for continuing contract and promotion. Rank of appointment dependent upon qualifications. 

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with a specialization in rare books librarianship; successful experience supervising librarians; successful experience managing a budget; experience supervising the mounting of exhibits and conducting special events programming; experience implementing new technologies in a special collections environment; knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies; sound knowledge of library preservation and conservation issues and practices; reading knowledge of at least one language other than English; familiarity with records management practices in multiple formats. 

Duties

The HSCA is responsible for the development of policies, adherence to the University's and the Libraries' policies, standards and best practices, the communication of the department's activities, and for mentoring and encouraging the professional development of staff and librarians. The HSCA has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within the department, which currently consists of 5 librarians and 2 staff members, plus a number of student assistants.

The HSCA will supervise all department functions including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and digitizing materials in multiple formats; reference, research assistance and instruction; and providing maximum access to collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head supervises the planning and mounting of exhibits and all special events programming and demonstrates the ability to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of people.

The Head is active professionally and represents the department and the Libraries within the OhioLINK consortium, and at the state, regional and national levels on issues related to special collections and archives.

Miami University is finalizing a strategic plan targeting the year 2020, and the Head of Special Collections and Archives will be responsible for ensuring the department's successful participation in the Libraries' strategic plan activities. 

Date to Begin Screening Applications:     07-28-2014 

Closing Date:      Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a full-time twelve-month, continuing contract eligible position. See Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System at: http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf. Applicants will be asked to submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three references when applying for this position. Inquiries about the position can be directed to petermda@miamioh.edu.

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:

  • Selects materials in all formats, except videos
  • Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
  • Monitors science approval plans
  • Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
  • Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
  • Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
  • Selects science print materials for digitization
  • Develops and maintains science web pages
  • Analyses usage statistics for science resources
  • Processes sciences gifts
  • Reviews science materials in need of binding

Scholarly Communications Coordinator:

  • Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
  • Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
  • Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
  • Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team

Gifts Coordinator:

  • Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions


Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk

Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections
  • 1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library
  • A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences
  • Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
  • Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has immediate openings for the following:

Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor (Position# 001537)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This newly-defined position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, manage projects, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent hires, trains, and supervises staff members related to metadata maintenance activities and special projects.  For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Metadata_Management_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has an immediate opening for the following:

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor (Position# 040401)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators.  The incumbent trains and may supervise staff members on metadata projects and initiatives. For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Digital_Initiatives_Metadata_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Administrative Law Information Systems Manager, Office of the Secretary of the State, Hartford, CT

Open To: The Public.
Location: 30 Trinity Street, Hartford, Ct.
Job Posting No: #109211 -5398MP
Hours: Monday - Friday - 40 hours/week
Salary: Salary Plan - MP-65 -$84,284.00 -$114,914.00 - Non Bargaining position
Closing Date: September 5, 2014 by the close of business

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This newly created position will manage a currently-in-development information system for electronic adoption, publishing and public access to state administrative law and related information resources. An example of duties list is provided in the official job class specification referenced below.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: There is no examination requirement for this position. Candidates must meet the following minimum required General Experience and Special Experience and the required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities stated in the complete official job class code #5398 as referenced below.
Required General Experience: A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and four (4) years professional experience in an academic, government or firm law library or similar setting providing legal information services.
Required Special Experience: One (1) year of the General Experience must have been working in electronic services or a related technology-oriented professional library position involving substantially similar duties.
Substitution Allowed: A JD or equivalent degree from an institution accredited by the American Bar Association or the Association of American Law Schools may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply library and information science principles and practices;considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; general knowledge of the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act and the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act; knowledge of andability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of and skill in the creation, dissemination and use of electronic/digital information resources; knowledge of legal document management or content management systems; knowledge of metadata formats and mark-up languages; considerable education and training skills, considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable analytical skills; editing skills; project management skills ;negotiation skills; and considerable ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and competing end-user needs.
Special Requirement: Incumbents may be required to travel.

The following are preferred and desired knowledge, experience and abilities (not required): Considerable ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment; ability to successfully work independently; on a team and collaboratively with staff at all levels of responsibility and authority; graduate coursework in information science and technology; reference service experience; basic
knowledge of copyright law; working knowledge of XML; experience negotiating with software vendors and working with information technology contractors; web design and maintenance experience; experience implementing digital preservation strategies; database design experience; experience using Microsoft Office.

Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit the following: (1) Cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the position. (2) Resume, (3) Three professional references (contact information only), (4) Form CT-HR-12 Application, fully completed, available at http://das.ct.gov/cr1.aspx?page=13.
Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must be submitted by U.S. Mail, or Overnight Courier Service, Fax or Email. The preferred method is by U.S. mail.
The Office of the Secretary of the State
Human Resources Department - 3rd Floor
30 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Fax: 860-509-6236
Email: gloria.sparveri@ct.gov
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women,
minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Researcher I, The Mary Baker Eddy Library for The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

SUMMARY OF WORK:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As a member of a team of researchers, fulfills the informational needs of internal and external inquirers. This includes responding to emails and phone messages, and assisting those who visit the Library's Research Room. (The annual number of questions answered numbers well over four thousand.)

  • Regularly assists patrons who visit the Library's Research Room. Manning the "front desk" is a responsibility that rotates among Research Team members. This involves:

    • one-on-one research and reference assistance, including introducing patrons to the Library collections, databases, and finding aids;

    • providing guidance on how to pursue research, and how to correctly handle historic materials;

    • answering phone calls and handling purchases of document copies.

  • Assigns and tracks queries for the entire staff, using a Salesforce database. This is another rotating duty.

  • Assists patrons by retrieving original materials and publications from the Library stacks, requesting materials from offsite storage, and filling photocopy requests.

  • Writes articles about the collections for the Library's website, such as the "Object of the Month" and short pieces on the "Research & Reference" area of mbelibrary.org.

  • Regularly explores the archival collections, finding aids, and published materials to develop a strong working knowledge of the life of Mary Baker Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement (from Eddy's day to the present).

  • Participates, as a team member, in regular meetings designed to engage staff in considering the policies, focus, and future of the Research Room, and the Library.

  • Assists, when needed, with questions relating to archival processing, records management, acquisitions, programs, exhibits, and other Library activities.

Performs other duties as assigned, including participation in public operations of the Library (on community days).

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Master's degree in library science or history (or equivalent education and experience) is optimal. The ideal candidate has a good working knowledge of 19th century American religious or women's history, and is familiar with or can quickly learn biographical and other historical information on Mary Baker Eddy, her ideas and legacy, and the history of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

  • Experience conducting in-depth historical research, including print and online.

  • Experience in a library or archives environment, including working with the public (children and adults).

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with databases.

  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 40 lbs and use step ladders.

  • Ability to work some weekend hours (the Research Room is generally open the first Saturday of each month).

The incumbent must be a team player - committed to interacting with and consulting his colleagues, enthusiastic about the high standards of Research & Reference Services, and in harmony with the Library's purpose. Team members are also expected to give excellent customer service, and convey a positive experience to all inquirers.

This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

Researcher I, as a member of the staff of Research & Reference Services, provides research assistance to individuals interested in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, handling queries from all over the world - historical research questions posed in person, by email, by phone, and so forth. Patrons include distinguished scholars as well as the general public, the latter often needing instruction on best practices in historical research. Another important component of the work is fulfilling the historical information needs, large and small, of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, including The Christian Science Publishing Society. The collections utilized by Research staff are primarily documentary in nature, and include special collections focused on Mary Baker Eddy, her life and times, as well as the organizational archives maintained by the Church's Office of Records Management.

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Children's Librarian (part-time), Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties/Description:  Develop programs for children preschool through grade eight.  Promote reading through displays, booklists, booktalks, and story times.  Provide reference services including curriculum support.  Provide instruction in information literacy skills.  Develop community partnerships that enhance service.

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate with demonstrated commitment to excellence in public service, experience with children, courses in children's literature and reference services, adaptable technology skills, aptitude for public speaking, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications.

Salary:  $21.92 - $27.89/hour, in five steps, based on education and experience.

Hours: 15-19 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Send:  Mail resume and letter of application to

Sharon A. Gilley, Director
Beebe Library
345 Main St
WakefieldMA 01880

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Part-time Library Professional, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a part-time Library Professional with strong technology and reference skills.  Candidates should be advocates for the utilization of online resources and mobile technologies for educational purposes. This person will utilize and support emerging library technologies. This person will also play a key role in educating our patrons in the utilization of library and web technology, will interact with students, faculty and staff on campus and online and provide reference and instruction sessions. A flexible schedule is preferred, as individual may be asked to work evenings and weekends. 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at 1- 2 years of experience in an academic library.   

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

 

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54595

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

  1. Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion.

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

The Trustees of the Enfield, NH, Public Library seek a proven leader and innovator to direct the Library. Reporting to an elected Board of Trustees, the Librarian will be responsible for all aspects of administration including personnel, collection management, budget, and long-range planning. The library has a staff of 5 full- and part-time employees, holds more than 28,500 items, and circulates more than 38,500 items annually. It serves a population of 4850 residents.

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

  • Manages library operations, resources, and staff to achieve goals established by the Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares short and long-term plans for the growth of the library.
  • Develops collections by acquiring and weeding appropriately.
  • Responds to reference requests.
  • Prepares annual budget for presenting to the board and to the town Budget Committee.
  • Gathers and presents statistics to the Trustees, the State Library, and for the town's annual report.

Within the community:

  • Meets regularly with other town department heads and the Town Manager.
  • Engages with the librarian, teachers, and principal of the Enfield Village School to insure quality programming that enhances elementary school education.
  • Cooperates with town recreation programs and other relevant programs for children and adults in offering quality library service and events.
  • Promotes the use of the library's facilities and collections.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library Science or the equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the technologies and systems used in a modern small town library.

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.  Salary is dependent on qualifications, with a minimum starting salary of $50,000.

Please submit a cover letter, resumé, and the names of three references to philcronenwett@gmail.com. Closing date for this position is September 19, 2014.

 

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School Library Associate, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library

The BAA/Fenway Library Team is seeking an energetic person who is seeking library experience. Though no past library experience is necessary, work with teens and/or young adults is required. The Library Associate is one who brings technology skills, flexibility and a sense of humor. OPAC responsibilities, reference work, web page design and other LIS work responsibilities, such as original cataloging, are components of the work. The position is 9-10 hours per week with two 4-5 hours shifts on Wed a.m., Thursdays and/or Fridays; perfect or a Simmons SLIS student's schedule. The schools are co-located about 6 blocks from the Simmons campus.

Please send a letter of intent and a resume via email ASAP to: Deborah Lang Froggatt, Director, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library/Boston Symphony Orchestra Education Resource Center, dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org.

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Part Time Circulation Clerk and Long Term Substitute, Berwick Public Library, Berwick, ME

Deadline: 9/10/2014

The Berwick Public Library is seeking a flexible individual for 4 ½ hours per week, with occasional additional hours; working Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Individual will check books in and out, field reference questions and operate basic library functions. Significant interaction with the public; needs customer service skills.  Ability to multi-task is a necessity. Good communications skills and computer literacy required.  Additional technology skills desired.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree preferred
  • One to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

$9.00/hr. to start

Applications received 9/10/2014 will receive priority

Interviews will begin 9/17/2014

 

Library Hours when might be called to substitute:

Tues & Weds 9:30 - 7:30, Fri & Sat 9:30 - 1:30.


To apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Melissa Saggerer, library director: msaggerer@berwickpubliclibrary.org

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Research Intern, Office of Resource Development, Harvard Medical School

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

The position will pay $12/hour; not to exceed 15 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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Archivist and Librarian, Shelburne Museum

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.

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Industrial Relations Collection Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Industrial Relations Collection Assistant is a temporary  position at 10 - 15 hours per week that reports to the Digital and Special Collections Strategist, in the Collections Strategy and Management unit of MIT Libraries.  This position will be responsible for collections management projects and performing library research for the Industrial Relations collection at Dewey Library. Duties may include: research related to our holdings, sorting, weeding, identifying publications and contracts for cataloging, and other duties as assigned.

Required: Solid foundation in library/information science gained through completed or ongoing coursework toward MLS/MLIS . Strong analytical skills. Ability to work independently to successfully meet deadlines. Dependability. Ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes and library materials, to push book carts and navigate stairs and elevators, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Must be able to work Monday-Friday during the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm on site in Cambridge.

Preferred: Knowledge or interest in industrial relations, labor unions, or political history.  

Preferred start date: September 1, 2014

Duration: approx. 10 months

Pay rate:  $14.00/hr

 

To apply, send an email indicating your interest and relevant experience to Lorrie McAllister at lorriem@mit.edu. Please attach your CV/resume.  MIT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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Special Collections Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Special Collections Assistant is a temporary position at 10 - 20 hours per week from September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 that reports to the Digital and Special Collections Strategist, in the Collections Strategy and Management unit of MIT Libraries.  This position will be responsible for implementing collections management projects and performing library research for the special collections within the general collections. Duties may include: research related to our holdings, metadata review, drafting collection-level bibliographic records, stacks maintenance, and other duties as assigned regarding special collections and rare books projects.

Required: Solid foundation in library/information science gained through completed or ongoing coursework toward MLS/MLIS. Strong analytical skills. Ability to work independently to successfully meet deadlines. Dependability. Ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes and library materials, to push book carts and navigate stairs and elevators, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Must be able to work Monday-Friday during the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm on site in Cambridge.

Preferred: Knowledge of art, art history, or architecture.

Preferred start date: September 1, 2014

Duration: approx. 10 months

Pay rate: $14.00/hr

To apply, send an email indicating your interest and relevant experience to Lorrie McAllister at lorriem@mit.edu. Please attach your CV/resume.  MIT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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Makerspace Volunteers, Watertown Free Public Library

The Watertown Free Public Library seeks creative, curious, and collaborative volunteers to help run HATCH by WFPL.

HATCH is a library initiative that will provide space, tools, equipment, and people to help Watertown residents explore and develop new skills with other like-minded people; you may have heard such an initiative referred to as a makerspace, hackerspace, fablab or other similar title. HATCH will be located in the Arsenal Project (formerly Mall) located at 485 Arsenal Street in Watertown. 

We will be offering classes and instruction as well as supervised open studio time. We anticipate the early stages to be largely open studio and exploratory time.

We are searching for people with skills and the ability to teach/mentor novices in the following areas:

  • 3-D Printing equipment and software
  • Arduino and other open-source hardware prototyping programs
  • Electronics
  • Computer programming
  • Fiber Arts, including sewing (hand and machine)
  • Paper Arts
  • Mosaic Arts
  • Jewelry Making
  • Recycled Material Projects

...and whatever else you may have a passion for.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Space monitor: No tech/creative background needed, this volunteer will monitor space during free exploration time. Must be willing to learn and explore along with HATCH visitors.
  • Skill mentors: This opportunity is for people with backgrounds in a specific skill or craft (examples above) willing to help novices learn in a self-directed environment.
  • Class instructors (paid): We will offer classes free to participants.

Please send completed application, which can be found at www.watertownlib.org/hatch. For further information, please contact Janet Buck at jbuck@watertown-ma.gov

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Web Developer and User Interface Specialist, Academic Professional, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, academic professional position.

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a collaborative and experienced professional to join the University Library's Web Team. Working in the Library Information Technology unit under the direction of the Technical Architect for Web Content, the Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will develop and maintain data-driven and user-centered web pages and related internet applications. The Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will initially focus on the re-design of the general Library website but may also collaborate with other Library units and groups that maintain web pages; and will contribute to the Library's evolving user experience (UX) program.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to design new interfaces, develop wireframes, mockups and prototypes for testing in an Agile development environment.
  • Collaborate to transition final prototypes to production. 
  • Create and maintain documentation.
  • Maintain web pages and related applications.
  • Participate in UX studies, including comparative and iterative testing of interfaces, and incorporate findings into designs.
  • May modify third party interfaces and create new ones to meet accessibility standards. 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of more than 30 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 Library Web Team facilitates the development, deployment, and maintenance of web services and applications within the Library. The Web Team creates and modifies templates and elements for use by Library Faculty and Staff with various web management systems. Also, the Web Team trains, supports, and troubleshoots problems in the use of Library web content platforms, including the integration of third party code/resources into library managed web content (Flickr, Twitter, etc). Opportunities to investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures of benefit to library projects and to develop professional skills may be available (5-10% of time, as determined with supervisor).

Qualifications: Required:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on interactive design, graphic design, web development, informatics, human-computer interaction, or related field.
  • Familiarity with web coding best practices.
  • Demonstrated fluency in best practices for web-based and mobile information architecture, responsive design, and other web design standards.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to accurately communicate ideas across varying perspectives.
  • Solid understanding of visual design best practices, particularly for website design.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Successful experience working in a collaborative environment.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience generating prototypes for internal planning and user testing as part of an ongoing, agile development cycle.
  • Practical experience creating interaction design deliverables and specification documents, such as wireframes, site maps, and user flow diagrams.
  • Experience designing in the context of content management systems.
  • Experience leading user testing and usability studies.
  • Background in graphic design.
  • Experience with model-view-controller single page application libraries (e.g. Backbone.js, Ember.js, Angular.js).
  • Experience with jquery.
  •  Familiarity with best practices for accessibility.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment:  100% time. Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus 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. Please provide a list of three to five samples of projects/development work along with a brief description (no more than 5 sentences) summarizing your individual contributions to the project. Please provide URLs for these projects or submit images with documentation. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 3, 2014.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities (www.diversity.illinois.edu/chancellorscstmt.html). Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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Research Room Internship, 14-RR-03, Part-time, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start October 15th and end December 12th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the winter-spring semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A commitment of two days a week is required.

Applications will be accepted through September 8, 2014.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

a      Completed Intern Application Form

b      Unofficial College Transcript

c      Letter of Recommendation

d      Cover Letter

e      Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Temporary On-Call Children's Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

Duties/Description

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking children's librarians to work on the children's reference desk of our busy library. Duties include providing reader's advisory and reference services, troubleshooting technology problems, library projects as directed by supervisor, and understanding and enforcing library policies. This is an on-call temporary position. Temporary librarians are put on our call list and are called to work shifts as needed to cover sick leave, vacations, maternity leave, and Sunday shifts. Preference for those who are available weekdays and weeknights.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has an MLS or is halfway through an MLS program, has library experience, and is comfortable learning and explaining technology, particularly digital media, ereaders, and other digital devices.

Salary

$21.72/hour

Send

Please email cover letter and resume to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at wfpljobs@watertown-ma.gov.

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Information Management Officer, P-3, UN Secretariat, DM, ARMS, New York

Open until 12/09/2014

Duty Station: New York

Duration of need: 6 months

Estimated Start Date: 01/10/2014

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides advisory services on record-keeping practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of UN information assets; records preservation and disposition; and information management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications.
  • Manages records accession and disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating offices regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical aspects of records transfers meet established standards; oversees space management and commercial storage contracts; supervises support staff in implementing related tasks; and performs records appraisal.
  • Understands, keeps current with and applies preservation techniques and strategies for records in all media.
  • Ensures that the Section's storage facilities meet safety and environmental standards. In coordination with Facilities Management Services, troubleshoot day-to-day building management and tenant services issues at the ARMS Record Centre.
  • Performs and supervises reference functions by advising internal users about records holdings and accessibility; maintaining communications with other information management networks and records and archives specialists supervising retrieval and reproduction activities of support staff.
  • Participates in record-keeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation and in the evaluation and testing of record-keeping application improvements and new systems; provides user support.
  • Develops training materials and user manuals; trains staff in use of the recordkeeping system assigned.
  • Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation.
  • Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
  • Performs other related duties, as required. 

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of information management, archival, record-keeping and record disposition. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; records preservation and description. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • For Managerial Positions: Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record-keeping, library, information management or related area
  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable
  • Other skills: Experience in digital record-keeping is required 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal History Profile (visit https://inspira.un.org to generate a PHP)
  • Proof of required academic credentials (for external applicants)
  • Employment verification letter from most recent employer (for external applicants)
  • Last two completed Performance Appraisal (or two Reference Letters for external applicants)

ALL SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT TO: Contact Name: Anne Fraser Email address: frasera@un.org Copy (cc): Jose Hernandez Email address: hernandez5@un.org

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Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, Colgate University Libraries

Come join the team at Colgate!

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Libraries' senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL's future that supports the mission of the university. Using highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will respond to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by participating in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel management and build and sustain effective working relationships within the Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual will lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise, evaluate and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and support the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its interface with the Dematic ASRS.

Qualifications: Master's degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree.

A successful candidate will have the best combination of the following:

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including experience leading and managing information technology or systems operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.

  • Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.

  • Substantive knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.

  • Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.

  • Ability to work effectively and provide leadership in a changing environment.

  • Demonstrated project management experience including ability to conceptualize, define and manage complex collaborative projects and follow through to completion.

  • Experience or recent training in negotiating licenses, contracts, cooperative agreements, and vendor management.

  • Demonstrated effective fiscal management.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.

  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.

  • A commitment to excellence in academic librarianship and effectiveness in mentoring and encouraging librarians in scholarly and professional activity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4433.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org

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Reference Information Assistant, Boston College

Boston College's O'Neill Library looks forward to hiring current graduate students who have completed a basic reference course in an MLIS program, as part-time evening Reference Service Assistants from September, 2014 - end of May, 2015.

The primary responsibility is to provide excellent reference assistance to users of a busy reference desk known for high standards. The service includes providing ready reference, assisting with use of our catalog and databases, referral to appropriate people, and assisting users with simple library use technology.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm; Rate: $16/hour

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services
  • Enrollment in an MLIS/MLS program and completion of a basic reference course

Email to Steve Runge, Learning Commons Manager (steven.runge@bc.edu) a cover letter and resume with three references, with Reference Service Assistant in the subject line. Please indicate availability for shifts in your cover letter.

Review of applications starts immediately, and will continue until all shifts are filled.

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Instructional Design Intern, Credo

Job Summary:

Literati by Credo is designed to facilitate collaboration among information stakeholders, enabling subscribers to connect disparate information resources and fulfill their strategies for overall improvement in the quality of research, information search skills, user satisfaction, faculty engagement and cost savings.

The instructional design intern position will be filled by individuals who demonstrate an understanding of the library industry, library technology, services offerings and customer business needs. The intern will develop materials and follow processes for the implementation and customization of Literati as well as provide project status updates. With a specific focus on pedagogy and assessment, the individuals will play key roles in designing innovative and robust educational materials.

About the Internship:

  • You will develop learning outcomes for subscriber projects.
  • You will create scaffolded outlines for educational materials and other learning objects as needed.
  • You will write scripts and narration for educational materials.
  • You will formulate, implement and analyze assessments to measure success of learning outcomes.
  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.

About You:

  • You are currently enrolled in a MLS graduate program.
  • You have a passion for research, educational outreach and electronic resources.
  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.
  • You are comfortable with web 2.0 technologies and basic computing software.
  • You can multi-task and prioritize on several research projects; ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting deadline.
  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions to problems.
  • You are inquisitive, curious and willing to learn.

Hours: About 20 hours/week; flexible schedule; can be in Boston or work remotely

Compensation: $14/hour

Interested candidates should send resume and two writing samples (something you have already written) to careers@credoreference.com.

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Content Operations Contractor, Harvard Business Publishing, Watertown, MA

Harvard Business Publishing's Higher Education group
 
The Higher Education unit at Harvard Business Publishing (HBSP) sells content from HBS and other sources to business education institutions and programs around the world via our Harvard Business for Educators website (http://hbsp.harvard.edu) as well as a series of business-to-business delivery models.  The content we sell includes Harvard Business School case studies, case studies written by other top business schools, Harvard Business Review magazine articles and trade book chapters, and a series of eLearning products.   
 
Content Management Team & Content Operations Contractor
 
The Content Management team within the Higher Education unit consists of the Content Operations team, which intakes content and metadata and readies it within various content management systems for distribution, and the Content Production team, which manipulates content into various internal and saleable formats.
 
The Content Operations Contractor will report to the Content Operations Analyst (who leads the Content Operations team) and support that role on wide variety of tasks related to content operations.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to experience a multitude of real-world content management tasks and challenges that exist in a dynamic environment with a complex data environment.  The Content Operations team provides a series of services related to content and metadata intake and revisions, systems compliance for content data, analysis of systems and data needs to support product content launches, and the distribution of content to various content delivery channels and partners.
 
Job Requirements
 
This position requires basic knowledge of content formats and content metadata, as well as an interest in content management, content management systems, and the intersection of content and digital storage and delivery platforms.  Candidates should have a strong interest in technology and problem solving.  The position requires significant multi-tasking, time-management, detail orientation, and communication and documentation skills.  It is ideal for someone who wants to be immersed in the real world application of content operations for a world-class publisher - someone who learns quickly and is not intimidated by the constant change and revolving challenges associated with modern publishing.
 
Compensation, Term, and Employment Requirements
 
This is a temporary position with the possibility of renewal based on performance and department needs.  The position will begin on September 29, 2014 (the first week of Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2014) and be optionally renewed each Quarter of the Fiscal Year (Q3 begins in January, 2015 and Q4 begins in April, 2015).
 
This position is staffed through a specific staffing agency that works with HBSP, and that staffing agency does provide benefits for temporary employees.  It is required that this position be staffed through this agency. Recruiters or other agencies may not submit candidates for this position.  The hourly rate for this position is $30/hour and will require 40 hours/week onsite at Harvard Business Publishing's offices in Watertown, MA.
 
Location
 
Harvard Business Publishing is located at the Arsenal complex in Watertown, Massachusetts.  There is a free shuttle to the Arsenal from the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square.  Limited parking is available at HBSP.
 
Application Instructions
 
To apply or inquire, contact Denis Saulnier at dsaulnier@hbsp.harvard.edu with the email subject "Application: Content Operations Contractor".
 
Recruiters or other agencies may not submit candidates for this position.​

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:
•    Selects materials in all formats, except videos
•    Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
•    Monitors science approval plans
•    Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
•    Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
•    Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
•    Selects science print materials for digitization
•    Develops and maintains science web pages
•    Analyses usage statistics for science resources
•    Processes sciences gifts
•    Reviews science materials in need of binding
Scholarly Communications Coordinator:
•    Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
•    Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
•    Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
•    Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team
Gifts Coordinator:
•    Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions

Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk




Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

•    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections

•    1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library

•    A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences

•    Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections

•    Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses

•    Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics

•    Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.



Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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K-8 Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School

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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Archivist, Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts (REPOST)

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library's Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is seeking a full-time archivist. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and forward-thinking with a commitment to access, public service, and preservation.

Reporting to the Manager of Library & Archives, the archivist works under limited supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. He or she is expected to uphold the highest ethical standards of a professional archivist in maintaining, preserving, and providing access to the Museum's archival collection. Although prior subject knowledge of the history of Freemasonry and fraternalism is not required, the successful candidate will be expected to gain subject knowledge on the job, with guidance from the Museum & Library's professional staff.

The archivist is responsible for all aspects of the archives collections. The archives collections are comprised of a number of important collections pertaining to Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history, as well as the institutional archives of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite's Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, which date back to the 18th century; and the institutional archives of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, which date back to its founding in 1975.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Arranges, describes, and houses archival materials according to current professional standards, including the creation of finding aids and MARC records
  • Provides archival reference services for in-house staff and external researchers
  • Actively seeks new acquisitions via donation and/or purchase
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, assists in the development of policies and procedures for the records management program for the Museum and Supreme Council
  • Maintains, updates, and implements record retention schedules for records management program
  • Maintains a thorough and up-to-date understanding of digital file formats, electronic records management, and digital sustainability practice and theory
  • Continues to inventory, prioritize, and catalog archives backlog
  • Assists with the planning, research, and organization of reading room exhibitions
  • Participates in digitization projects
  • Promotes archives collections to academic, Masonic, and other audiences through various outlets, including the Museum & Library's blog and The Northern Light, the membership magazine of the Scottish Rite's Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  • Staffs reference desk on Saturdays of every other month
  • Recruits and supervises archives interns and volunteers as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned/required by supervisor

 

Position Requirements

  • Master's Degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution, or graduate degree in archival studies, or graduate degree in a related discipline with equivalent experience in archives
  • Minimum of 5 years professional archives experience, preferably in a museum or academic setting, and including experience with reference, acquisitions, and collections processing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, principles, and practices in archival collections, including issues in electronic/digital archives
  • Enthusiasm for Masonic, fraternal, and American history
  • Strong and broad historical research and analysis skills; excellent attention to detail
  • Sound and effective writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills evidenced by success working in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and growth
  • General knowledge of issues in records management, along with practical experience, or at least one course in records management
  • Strong customer-service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must be team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible
  • Ability to regularly lift 40 lb. records storage boxes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Second Master's degree in American history or American studies
  • Subject knowledge of the history of Freemasonry and fraternalism
  • Institutional archives and/or records management experience
  • Familiarity with archival collections management systems or databases, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Knowledge of archival metadata schemas and standards, EAD, DACS
  • Familiarity with Mimsy XG collection management software
  • Reading knowledge of French

 

Work schedule

Position requires working Saturdays every other month: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30-4:30

Alternating month schedule is Monday-Friday,  8:30-4:30

 

Salary & benefits

$40,000 to $42,000 per year.  Benefits include Medical & Dental health plan, paid vacation, and 401K plan.

 

About the Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives

The Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives is one of the premiere repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism and is one of six major Masonic libraries in the United States. It is a department within the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, an American history museum founded and supported by Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives' collections reflect the Museum's scope of Freemasonry, fraternalism, and American history and supports research on the Museum's object collections, as well as the exhibitions the Museum has displayed through its nearly 40 year history.

The Archives collection, consisting of more than 2,000 cubic feet of material, is comprised of numerous collections including Masonic and fraternal regalia catalogs dating from the late 19th century, a collection of thousands of Masonic and fraternal postcards, a large collection of Masonic and fraternal membership certificates, hundreds of Masonic ritual manuscripts dating back to the 18th century, minute and ledger books of various other fraternal groups, the Galford Collection of  WWI and WWII posters, the Uys Family Collection of material pertaining to teenage hoboes in America, and the G. Edward Elwell, Jr. Collection of autographs.

Additionally, the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts has placed over 11,000 objects and documents on extended loan at the Museum as part of a joint project to catalog, preserve, and make accessible this collection. Among the archival items are approximately 200 18th-century letters, 200 photographs, and 900 Masonic certificates.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Richard V. Travis

Executive Director

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

33 Marrett Rd.

Lexington MA, 02421-5703

rtravis@monh.org

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library

Hopkinton Public Library

Adult Services Librarian

13 Main St.

Hopkinton, MA

 

Town of Hopkinton seeks FT (40 Hrs/Week) Adult Services Librarian for its Public Libary - The Adult Services Librarian will provide a wide variety of information and reader's advisory services as well as instructing customers in the use of library resources and technology.  Assists in administrative duties, use of technology, and all other aspect of library management and operations. Other responsibilities include assisting the Library Director with collection development, planning and execution of library programs, budgeting and evaluation and implementation of library services.  Responsible for managing public access computers and the ILS system (Evergreen). Plans and participates in marketing and promotional activities for the library. Undertakes special projects at the request of the Director. Serves as back-up in the absence of the Library Director and assumes management of the Library as well as supervisory responsibilities for staff.  This position reports to the Library Director and will require one evening per week with Saturdays on a rotation schedule.

 

Qualifications:

Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an A.L.A accredited program. At least 2 to 3 years of public library experience working in reference/information services position or combination of education and experience.  Must demonstrate proficiency in the management of public library services; experience with and knowledge of collection development, programming, policy development, an integrated library system, municipal budgeting, effective management skills and can effectively interact and build partnerships within the community.  Must also have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and serve diverse consumers; must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.

 

 Applicants:  To be considered for this vacancy, applicants must submit resume with an application and cover letter to the Human Resources Director by no later than 5pm, Friday, September 5, 2014.  While the preferred method of application is via e-mail at HR@hopkintonma.gov or through our website at www.hopkintonma.gov, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at:  Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.  The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Library Services Assistant, The American University of Paris

Library Service Assistant - Category AT-2

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

In a world where accelerating change and ever-shifting personal, cultural, and economic connections are the norm, everyone at least occasionally is a foreigner.

Today's world demands our ability to see the world as another person sees it, even if we might disagree with that person's ideas and perspectives. We must know enough of the world and ourselves to function effectively in a variety of professional and social settings. We must be comfortable living at the edge of our own comfort zone.

And it is only through that comfort that feeling of being at home in the world that we can pursue our own ambitions, champion our own causes, further our own ideals.

An American-style education in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university modelsmall, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

Description

WORKING HOURS

When classes are in session, the schedule includes two evening shifts from 12h00 until 20h00 (Thursday and Friday) and working on Saturday from 12h30-18h00 (work week Tuesday to Saturday).

When the Library is closed to the public, the schedule is Monday through Friday 9h00 - 17h00.
Special schedules apply during summer session and breaks. Some holiday shifts may be required.

GRANT RECIPIENTS (SGR) - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Train, follow up, and re-train the library SGRs throughout the semester
- Follow the training instructions
- Report their progress and propose new tasks
- Maintain the SGR website up-to-date and share the news with the rest of the library staff
- Organize SGR daily and regular tasks, special projects and verify their execution
- Monitor SGRs while at the Service Desk and report problems to the supervisor
- Deal with scheduling issues (i.e. absences) and communicate with supervisor  - Handle SGR time sheets each month  
- Organize semester lunch with SGRs  

 STACKS MANAGEMENT AND LIBRARY SPACE SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Stacks Management Support  

- Organize and follow up on shelf-reading and shelf neatening assignments for SGRs
- Conduct missing and lost book searches under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

- Help with Academic Film Collection (AFC) inventory on a regular basis under the supervision of Technical Services and replace missing copyright slips 

 

Library Space Support  

- Maintain an up-to-date Lost & Found objects list 

- Create and update library signs (public and stacks) as needed
- Maintain up-to-date sign binder 
- Follow up on locker issues 

- Verify equipment, technology, and library space arrangement on a daily basis and report back to Technology Librarian and/or Library Administrative Assistant

- Collate library presence statistics and service desk statistics (questions) on a monthly basis

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

- Physical preparation of the films and the film boxes.    

- Collate the Acquisitions statistics for Technical Services 

- Label library material in case of prolonged absence of a student grant recipient in technical services

 

SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 25 hours/week 

- Provide information, loan services and other library services 

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule 

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk 

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor 

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours 

- Follow up on suggestion box and give feedback to supervisor

- Verify User Services and Library mailboxes daily; reply and forward requests to appropriate staff member 
- Prepare the monthly library schedule in pdf and joint month-to-month ITS Lab and Library Schedule and distribute to appropriate entities on campus   

 

LIBRARY EVENTS SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

- Organize and communicate the Café Ole event (three times per semester) in the library lobby 

- Collaborate with the University Librarian, his Assistant and the User Services Librarian  with library open houses and other public event organization 

 

MISCELLANEOUS
When needed provide support for all library areas 

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

Assistant

Profil

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bilingual English/French
- Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience highly preferred
- Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred
- Ability to work independently
- Previous supervisory experience highly preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)
- Previous experience with public services and user assistance highly preferred
- Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology
- Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel
- Previous experience with a library management software, especially circulation

Type de contrat

CDI

Référence de l'offre

AT-2

Contact

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/library-service-assistant-category-at-2-141994.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.Z1QBQ9Np.dpuf

 

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Document Access & Collection Assistant, The American University of Paris

Document Access & Collection Assistant - Category AT-1

 

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

 

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university model small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

 

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

AUP's credentials are unimpeachable. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty members hail from some of the finest universities in the world. And we engage in special academic partnerships with such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, the  Université de Paris Sorbonne, and New York City's New School.

 

Since our founding in 1962, we have provided a multilingual, multicultural learning environment. Renowned as a global center for innovative, interdisciplinary research, we educate global citizens who take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the world.

 

Description

 

ACQUISITIONS & COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT - under the supervision of the University Librarian & the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

 

- Review book & film recommendations upon arrival

- Check availability of items in the AUP Library collection

- Conduct book and film searches using the assigned vendors' tools

- Submit the requests to Acquisitions

- Assist with the weeding process according to instructions given

- Receive donations, check for duplicates in the collection, list accepted and rejected items, write thank you notes to donors

- Assist with inventory

- Gather faculty publications using the AUP website, faculty profiles, and campus news

 

 SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 20 hours/week

- Provide information, loan services and other library services

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours

- Monitor the Student Grant Recipients (SGR) while at the Service Desk. When needed, help organize the SGRs' tasks and verify their execution

 

MISCELLANEOUS

When needed provide support for all library areas

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

    Assistant

Profil

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bilingual English/ French

    • Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience preferred

    • Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred

    • Ability to work independently

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)

    • Previous experience with public services and user assistance preferred

    • Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology

    • Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel

    • Previous experience or ability to learn specialized library software

    • Ability to handle detailed and repetitive tasks

Type de contrat

    CDI

Référence de l'offre

    AT-1

 

Contact

 

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/document-access-collection-assistant-category-at-1-141993.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.ehkJSAuo.dpuf

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BOSTON ATHENAEUM EVENTS INTERN

Department: Membership and Development Office/Events Office 

 

Hours: flexible schedule; 19 hours per week; regular evening and Saturday hours required

 

Compensation: $13.00 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment; no other benefits

 

Start Date: Immediately; open until filled; position is a 12 month position from start date

 

Job Description:   The Boston Athenæum seeks a qualified, energetic, and motivated individual to join the Development Office as an Events Intern.  Under the guidance of the Events staff and the immediate supervision of the Director of Events, the intern will assist the office with the successful planning, staffing, and execution of development, membership, and programmatic events.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing evening event coverage

  • Tracking event office inventory with weekly counts

  • Coordinating schedule of event volunteers

  • Updating event calendars for Athenaeum staff

  • Preparing and printing invitations and promotional materials

  • Creating and posting event checklists for engineering, security, and wait staff

  • Tracking attendance information in development database

  • General office duties as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Events

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in related field preferred

  • Interest in planning events for libraries, non-profits, and membership organizations

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Strong interpersonal and customer-service skills

  • Experience working in an office setting

  • Hospitality or event planning experience preferred

If interested please forward your resume to Victoria O'Malley, Director of Events at:omalley@bostonathenaum.org

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HSPH Online Career Resource Library Intern

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
August 2014

Employer:
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Career Advancement, serving the job search, career development, and career planning needs of master's and doctoral students and alumni as well as post-doctoral researchers. The School is located in the Longwood Medical Area
and the populations area of study or research is in public health fields such as: environmental, global, policy, management, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral, nutrition, as well as other areas.

Term:
Position begins in late September. Flexible schedule for a total of 25 hours at $15.00 hourly.

Position: HSPH Online Career Resource Library Intern

Requirements:

  • Library science major with knowledge and experience developing, assessing, and monitoring 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 increasing organizational visibility with online social media such as: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Proven record of assessing, weeding, insuring accuracy, checking links, selecting, and posting wide range of job search and career information resources on an internal Wiki.
  • Strongly prefer experience working on online resources in a college career center

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.
  • Improve the Office's branding and functionality of online social media sites.

Contact Information:
 Send letter of interest with resume to: careers@hsph.harvard.edu.

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Health Data Analyst, North Quincy-CWM, North Quincy MA

Located in Quincy, MA, the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA) provides clinical leadership to MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. This includes supporting a full range of medical management functions, such as clinical policy, prior authorization, utilization management, pharmacy, quality, clinical informatics and oral health on behalf of MassHealth programs. Working closely with MassHealth, we ensure that patients receive medically necessary, appropriate, cost-effective, quality care in compliance with state and federal regulations.

 

Expanding our support to MassHealth programs, we are seeking a Health Data Analyst to conduct data programming and analyses and produce all related reports. The position involves pulling raw claims and enrollment data from the MassHealth data warehouse, creating analytic files specific to individual policy questions and generating reports for OCA and MassHealth leadership. This position provides essential analytic support to fulfill state and national mandated reporting requirements. The position also plays a key role in informing MassHealth policy development.  This position will have the opportunity to enhance existing analysis and database development. In addition to designing and developing data collection instruments, databases and procedure manuals based on thorough knowledge of data files, related databases, and systems integration, you will also:

 

  • Design and develop data collection instruments, databases and procedure manuals based on thorough knowledge of data files, related databases, and systems integration
  • Design and implement data management and quality control procedures, including writing technical requirements and documentation of data sets
  • Participate in project meetings related to data analysis and management
  • Produce and report data analysis reports. May be required to provide tabular and graphic summaries of analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals as well as for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of project data, performing computations with a high degree of independence
  • Ensure accuracy of reports by data review and resolving discrepancies internally for assigned reports
  • Provide interpretation of data to senior management
  • Provide periodic reports to management regarding status of assigned projects and recommend corrective actions when necessary.
  • Schedule, plan, coordinate, and review project activities related to data
  • Review and monitor compliance with the federal and state regulations

 

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Statistics, or equivalent with four (4) years of experience with data management and data analysis or related experience is required with a Master's degree with two (2) or more years' experience are strongly preferred.  Demonstrated experience/skills in computer applications, especially SAS, SPSS and/or other statistical and database applications is a must, along with a demonstrated ability to research issues and resources; basic record-keeping and organizational skills.  You should also have excellent communication skills to include the demonstrated ability to write reports, journal articles and/or other technical documents and interpersonal skills necessary to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n22453s

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Research Support Coordinator, The Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge MA

Research Support Coordinator
Cambridge, MA Office

The Position
The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking a dynamic solo librarian/information sciences professional to provide research information support and management for a science-based nonprofit organization; to facilitate research and organizational collaboration; to establish and maintain organizational clearinghouse for research information resources; to improve research efficiency and maximize research impact; and to promote and ensure good stewardship of research support resources.

Responsibilities

  • Assess staff research needs and create a set of services in support of research information management at UCS.
  • Enhance research collaboration among scientists and analysts across programs and offices and facilitate staff collaboration.
  • Responsible for purchasing, maintaining and managing centralized electronic research and reference management tools and subscriptions. Assist in annual budget and planning for these tools and subscriptions.
  • Serve as point person for staff for electronic research tools and subscriptions and related policies and procedures, training and problem-solving.
  • Develop policies and procedures for research resources; evaluate and oversee organizational subscription and other research information resource needs;
  • Orient new staff and provide scheduled and on-demand refresher courses and trainings for existing staff on research support services at UCS. Update and maintain written introductory guide.
  • Monitor usage, needs and cost-effectiveness of electronic research tools; identify, and as appropriate, implement improvements.
  • Provide ongoing outreach to promote research and information management support services.
  • Serve as point person to enhance organizational and research collaboration tools and advise organization on information management best practices for archiving/documenting electronic files.
  • Track and bring attention to peer-reviewed publications by UCS staff; create and maintain electronic and hardcopy library of staff peer-reviewed publications.
  • Maintain and strengthen electronic and physical library.
  • Understand, improve and advocate for both general information management needs and scientists' and analysts' research support within the organization.
  • Help to develop workflows and mechanisms for repository of research data and papers to ensure the traceable accounting and sharing of research data for major UCS analyses.
  • Serve as UCS point person for the International Environmental Library Consortium.
  • Maintain professional competency in electronic research and information management tools.
  • Help to provide research information support for Executive Department leadership.


Qualifications and experience
Requires understanding of and experience with online and offline literature research, tools and sources; familiarity with scientific literature; ability to learn and train others on software, specialized search engines, databases and other electronic tools; and understanding of information management best practices. Understanding of potential of technologies to enhance services and familiarity with tools available for electronic delivery and management of information. Experience with at least two of the following is strongly preferred: LexisNexis, SharePoint, ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, Invenio, ESBCO Discovery Service. Cataloging experience preferred and familiarity with MARC 21/MARCXML formats helpful.

Strong customer service orientation, focus on helping and understanding how people learn, and ability to prioritize competing demands a must. Self-starter with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and in collaboration. Interest in UCS mission and issue areas. Limited travel required.

Requires 3-5 years comparable and relevant library and/or tech support experience. Customer service and/or experience promoting library services highly desirable. Requires Masters in library & information science or equivalent.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff and to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy

Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS's Cambridge, MA office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $47,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org 

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, how you learned about the position via email to jobs@ucsusa.org and include "Research Support" in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: August 25, 2014 or until filled.

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Archivist, Mary Baker Eddy Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston MA

Job Description:

Job Title: Archivist
Grade: 39 Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Is responsible for the day-to-day work of maintaining and processing the Library's manuscript, printed material, and digital archival collections. Makes day-to-day decisions about the operation of archival activity, providing interns, volunteers, and other staff with feedback on their work. Works closely with Research, Curatorial, and Office of Records Management (ORM) staff.

Arranges and maintains historical collections of manuscripts, printed material, and electronic documents. Analyzes and describes items in the collection; determines authenticity and historic relevance; accessions documents and creates finding aids; ensures proper handling and care, investigates and recommends acquisitions. Consults with in-house Curatorial staff on preservation activities for re-housing, rehabilitating, and mitigating damaged documents.

Participates in archival research activities, working closely with in-house research staff to develop responses to internal and external inquiries. As requested, assists the public in accessing the archives (in person, by phone, by email). Uses the Library's print and online resources to answer questions, share information, and provide direction for public inquiries.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manages the Object of the Month articles for the website.
· Participates in Library programs and activities.
· Assists Exhibits Team on producing exhibits.
· Assists Acquisitions Team, helping decide on acquisitions, declining donations, and de-accessioning.
· Manages other staff on special projects relating to the collections.
· Creates and updates finding aids as needed for print and web.
· Provides access to ORM collections through the Library
· Serves as Disaster/Emergency Team Leader.
· Participates in the review of Library fellowship applications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team; to organize and prioritize work and act with initiative and good judgment. Must be a well organized and a self-starter, with flexibility and willingness to get the job done. Good writing and problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills. Has an in-depth knowledge of the collections and the ability to provide public service with authority. Must be able to work well under pressure and with attention to detail. Must represent the Library in a professional manner and be able to work well with diverse groups of people, including patrons, board members, donors, and staff.

Also serves as the database administrator for the collection management software, which provides access to the digital collections for staff, web users, and Library patrons.

The ideal candidate also has knowledge of 19th-century American history and is familiar with or can quickly learn biographical information about Mary Baker Eddy, her ideas and legacy, and the particular requirements of serving multiple audiences, including members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Candidate must possess an MLS or MA in History or related field, with archives concentration and at least 3 years of experience. Requires proven experience as a professional archivist, including arranging collections, performing research, and assisting the public and in-house staff (curators, researchers, editors, etc.). Must be able to comfortably lift 40 pounds or more. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, MARC, HTML, XML, EAD, Salesforce, Google Drive, ReDiscovery or other collections databases.

Performs other duties as assigned, including regular participation in public operations. The incumbent must be enthusiastically committed to a high-performance organization, enjoy a challenge, be devoted to high quality standards, and be in harmony with the Library's purpose.

Requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/tfccs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10479&esid=az

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LSU Discover Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

LSU Discover Librarian

General Librarian

.75 FTE Research and Instruction Services, LSU Libraries

.25 FTE Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), Office of Undergraduate Research

PIN # 038067

                                                           

The LSU Discover Librarian reports to the Head, Research and Instruction Services, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, who will coordinate supervision of the incumbent to ensure that work essential to the success of LSU Discover is carried out in a timely manner.  The incumbent will provide library instruction (including teaching LIS 1001) and will develop, deliver, update, and assess workshops, online tutorials, and other co-curricular activities in support of the QEP.  The incumbent will work closely with the LSU Discover Coordinator, the Council on Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Residential Life, and Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), and may supervise student workers and GAs assigned to LSU Discover. The incumbent will also assist and support subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.  In addition the LSU Discover Librarian will support subject specialist librarians who offer one-on-one assistance to students participating in multi-semester mentored research experiences. Support for subject specialist librarians may include teaching one-shots, sections of LIS1001, and providing general reference and information services, in person or virtually, to ensure that subject specialists are able to participate in LSU Discover without impinging on the normal services that they provide.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for grant proposal development and related activities, and will work with the LSU Discover Co-curricular activity taskforce assessment and implementation chairs.

 

45%  Provides library instruction in support of LSU Discover, developing, delivering, assessing, and maintaining workshops and tutorials, both online and in person, and teaching sections of LIS 1001 as the instructor of record, as necessary.

25% Carries out other activities in support of LSU Discover, including but not limited to collaboration with the LSU Discover Coordinator, Residential Life, and CxC in planning and publicizing LSU Discover events; may supervise student workers and/or graduate assistants in support of those activities.

10% Assists and supports subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs that are participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.

10% Compiles, analyzes, and reports assessments of LSU Discover co-curricular activities.

 5%  Serves as liaison between the LSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for proposal development activities.

5% Teaches "one-shots" (one-time instructional support for classes) in order to provide release time for other library faculty to participate in LSU Discover support activities.

 

Required: A master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.    Demonstrated competence in utilizing technology to create and deliver online content and instruction. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Preferred: Experience in/with teaching information literacy and critical thinking, both in person and online; instructional design; designing and implementing assessments of student learning outcomes; conducting research; using web-scale discovery services (such as EBSCO Discovery) and Moodle or a similar educational platform; data management; grant writing.

 

The application deadline is August 21, 2014 or until the position has been filled.  To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58088

For additional information, contact:

Dawn Zaske

Coordinator, LSU Libraries

Ph. 225-578-2217

Email: dzaske@lsu.edu

 

 

 

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Assistant Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster MA

Qualification and Duties

The Leominster Public Library (LPL) seeks a proven leader and innovator for the position of Assistant Director.  LPL employees 16 full-time and 9 part-time staff members, and has an annual operating budget of $1,344,467.  The LPL is governed by a six member appointed Board of Trustees, and serves a diverse community of 41,303.

 

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director, serves as a high-level member of the management team, and assists in the execution, planning, directing, and overseeing of all library activities and operations.  In the absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director assumes management of the library.

 

S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of the public library in the 21st century, demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of collection development, programming, policy development, grant writing, technology including integrated library systems, municipal budgeting, effective management practices, and community partnership building.

 

The ideal candidate will be:

 

  • an innovator and creative problem solver
  • a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  • a change agent with a belief in working as a team and in staff empowerment
  • an able communicator who can effectively communicate with the community, stakeholders, peers, and elected officials
  • a strong multi-tasker with the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine appropriate courses of action
  • a person who has a high-level of initiative and independent judgment
  • a public servant dedicated to excellent customer service

 

Duties include professional, administrative and managerial work, assisting the Library Director in the administration of all library operations and services.  Serving as the Acting Director in the absence of the Library Director.

 

Serves on the management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology, and service development.  Assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks as required.

 

ALA accredited Masters of Library and Information Science Degree.  A minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Compensation and Schedule:

Salary Range:  $59,421 - $76,791(8 steps), with a non-negotiable salary of $59,421 and benefits.  Work schedule includes evening and Saturday work on a rotating basis. The City of Leominster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Drug screening and background check required

 

Send cover letter and resume to Susan Shelton, Director, Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA  01453 or sshelton@cwmars.org.

by September 5, 2014.

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Head of Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst MA

Forward thinking and innovative professional needed to provide leadership and administration for special collections development at The Jones Library, a busy public library in the college town of Amherst, MA.   Collections include original manuscripts and materials related to Amherst and regional history, Fine Arts, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Collections.  Responsible to develop the collection of original manuscripts; catalog and prepare all special collection materials; prepare grant proposals; maintain collection inventory and transition collection to digital format.  Consults with scholars and researchers.  Knowledge of technological archival trends is essential. Minimum requirements include MLS plus 3 years of professional level library experience.  Starting salary range, based on experience:  $51,382-56,725 plus exceptional municipal benefits package.  For a complete job description and to apply on line by September 8, 2014, visit www.amherstma.gov.

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Youth Services Librarian, Monson Free Library, Monson MA

Job Description: Youth Services Librarian

Supervision: Reports directly to the Director.  Along with the director, sets  goals and objectives.  Works independently to evaluate current trends, services, programs, practices and to revise/develop programs as needed following library policies and procedures and as budget will allow.

Position summary:  Considerable knowledge, skill and ability in the public library field as it relates to youth services including knowledge of current trends, literature, technology and programming.  

Purchases and maintains children's and young adult collections in a variety of formats.

Provides reference and  readers' advisory services for children, teens, families and teachers.

Plans, organizes, and publicizes creative children's and teen  programs, including but not limited to story times, film, special events, class visits, performer contact, and summer reading. Maintains a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment for children and young adults.

Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains procedures to the public.

Liaises with community organizations and schools to promote library services and programs as well as issues concerning youth.

Assists director in preparing annual budget as it pertains to youth services.

Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding youth services and reports these to the director.

Writes, procures, and administers grants.

Supervises volunteers and library staff dedicated to the youth services department.

Participates in youth services committees  and attends workshops and seminars as time and budget allow.

May perform additional supervisory duties in the absence of the director.

Circulation duties as needed.

Performs other duties as needed and assigned.

The essential functions or duties listed here are intended 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.

 

Qualifications:  MLS or MLIS from an A.L.A. accredited program required with an emphasis on children's literature and services or equivalent experience.  Three years working in a library setting.

Knowledge of library operations, procedures and services, circulation software (III or Evergreen),  and trends in youth services.  Sensitivity and experience related to children's special needs and child development required.  Must possess  excellent skills with  technology,  customer service,  oral and written communication, and planning and organization.

Must demonstrate stamina, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, and ability to establish priorities.

Must work at all times in a friendly and cooperative manner with the public and other staff.

 

Schedule:   Full-time (35 hours per week). Benefits.  Salary range $16 - $18 per hour based on experience.

 

Job Environment and Physical Requirements: May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to reach.  Must be able to lift on a frequent basis at least 10 pounds. Must occasionally be able to lift up to 30 pounds.  Must be able to work in an environment that is at times very busy and hectic

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Library Director, Petoskey District Library, Petoskey MI

Petoskey, Michigan has been a destination for generations. Make it your destination, too! The Petoskey District Library's (http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/) new Library Director will be a critical contributor to the Petoskey arts and cultural community. The successful candidate will lead a committed, talented staff and active, vital Friends of the Library bringing innovation and creativity in generating new and effective library programs and services for the 14,568 residents of the City of Petoskey, Bear Creek Township, and Resort Township. Building on a new strategic plan outlining core values, the Director, with a five-member Board of Trustees, a $1.2 million budget, and a stunning, new Library (2004), will work to implement goals including, but not limited to, building relationships with surrounding townships, expanding library hours, and developing the talents of a dedicated team of library staff.

 

Petoskey, MI, known for the famous "Petoskey stone" and being the home to Ernest Hemingway for many years, overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in the Lower Peninsula. It's a resort community of unmatched beauty and charm with all of the amenities of a larger city. In addition to the arts and stellar public schools, Petoskey is the county seat and offers outdoor recreation opportunities including bike trails, boating, fishing and the Midwest's best downhill skiing. Emmet County, organized in 1853, was known for years as L'Arbre Croche (Crooked Tree)--so named by early French fur traders and missionaries for a tall tree overhanging a high bluff used as a landmark for approaching canoes. Also called "Land of a Million Dollar Sunsets," Petoskey has served as a summertime destination for vacationing city residents for many years. Tourism continues to be a major economic force and Petoskey is now a four-season destination with outstanding shopping and views--and the year-round home for many who enjoy its beauty and charm.  Petoskey is also home to McLaren Northern Michigan (health care) and North Central Michigan College. For more information about the Library, the Petoskey community and the surrounding area, visit Petoskey Links(http://www.gossagesager.com/Petoskeylinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director works at the pleasure of the Library Board of Trustees and is the Library's chief administrator--responsible for carrying out Board policy, developing strategic plans and directions, and overseeing library operations.  Essential functions include: overall management and organizational leadership; financial planning, resource development and accountability; providing effective team development and leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; working effectively with elected officials at the local, township and state level; and interacting with the media and the community to project a positive image of the Library.  See Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/petoskeyjobdesc.pdf)  for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree in Librarianship from an ALA accredited library school; and a minimum of five years of administrative experience (or the equivalent). Essential attributes and skills include: strong interpersonal skills; excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; political acumen; collaborative and team-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" relating to library programs, services and technology. See the Predictive Index Summary (http://www.gossagesager.com/predindex.pdf) completed by the Board for additional desired characteristics. Prior success as a library director reporting to a policy making board is also highly desirable. 

 

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $68,000 -$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.  This position closes September 28, 2014.

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton MA

Agency Name: Newton Free Library
Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time
Salary Range: $16.39/hour; Sunday time and a half
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Number Of Vacancies: 2
Facility Location: 300 Homer Street, Newton MA
Posting ID: 0087-2014

 

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of programming to the Newton Community, with 42, 362 program attendees in 2013. We are in the early stages of re-imagining library services, organization and facilities to meet the needs of the community for the coming decades. We have already introduced 3D Printing and a series of STEAM based creation/maker programs. We seek an active, energetic, and customer service oriented people to join our circulation department team.

Hours: 5-16.5 hours per week, with 5 hours on weekdays/ weekends alternate between one off and one all day Sat & Sun afternoon.

Essential Duties

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever changing fast paced environment. Serve at the busy main circulation desk and audiovisual desk. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned or needed including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and communication skills, strong organizational skills, have the ability to pay attention to detail and easily prioritize tasks.

 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

 

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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Weigle Information Commons Internship, Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Penn Libraries David B. Weigle Information Commons Internship

Availability: two positions: one year long position opening immediately and one year long position to begin in September

Hours: 20 hours/week including some late night and weekend hours.

Salary: $15/hour.

Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, Information Consultants handle patron questions, provide assistance with educational technologies and guidance on policies and procedures of the Commons, manage room scheduling needs and assist patrons in accessing academic support services.

Click here to view the Weigle Information Commons website: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons
  • Answer directional and general reference questions
  • Assist patrons in using Commons services and equipment
  • Refer students to appropriate academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology in the Commons Seminar Room
  • Present workshops for students as appropriate on technology topics
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to members of the Penn Community and visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Provide learning and research assistance to students
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Assist 1-2 hours per week in providing reference services to patrons at the reference desk and through IM/chat.
  • Special projects related to the operation of the Commons, as required

Qualifications:

  • Strong public services orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is required. Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.

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

Email preferred. Please write "WIC Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Wharton School Internship, Lippincott Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Lippincott Library of the Wharton School Internship

Availability: one year long position open for Fall 2014

Salary: $15/hour.

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week. Weekend hours and one night per week required.

Overview:
The Lippincott Library, http://www.library.upenn.edu/lippincott, is the business library at the University of Pennsylvania. We provide information resources, services and programs primarily for students, faculty and staff of the Wharton School. Outstanding opportunities are available for creative, energetic graduate students looking to gain on-the-job experience in an academic library while in school. Recent interns have gone on to work at Cornell, Columbia and Villanova, as well as public and special libraries.

Duties:
The intern's work will primarily support the library's public service efforts. Typical duties include:

  • Providing reference and research services to patrons in face-to-face and virtual formats
  • Writing content for Lippincott's social media sites, and helping to assess social media impact
  • Covering the Penn Libraries IM/Chat reference service 1-2 hours/week
  • Updating web-based research guides and tutorials
  • Assisting with program and service evaluation
  • Other projects as assigned

Requirements: 

  • Current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program in library or information science.
  • Strong computer skills (Office applications, HTML, Adobe Suite).
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong public services orientation.
  • Flexible and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in business information.

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

Please write "Lippincott Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Library Assistant, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford MA

Posting Date:     August 8, 2014

Position:              Library Assistant

Department:      Circulation

Salary:                   Union rate $17.6565 per hr.

Hours:                   16 hours per week (avg)

Starting date:     Position open until filled

Library Assistant:

Part-time union position available nights and weekends to assist the public with the use of the library.

Candidates must be able to adapt smoothly to patron demands and should enjoy interacting with public of all ages.  High school diploma required; college degree and/or experience working with the public preferred.  Experience working with the Evergreen Integrated Library System is desirable. Flexibility to fill-in/sub would be appreciated.

 Applications should be submitted in writing or emailed to Christine Sharbrough, Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824/ csharbrough@mvlc.org . by August 22, 2014.  The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer.

 

 

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Systems Librarian, Town of Mansfield, Mansfield CT

TOWN OF MANSFIELD, CT

Systems Librarian

Public Library & Information Technology Departments

 

The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut is seeking applicants for our full-time Systems Librarian position. Under the direction of the Public Library and Information Technology Department Heads, this position serves as the first line of support for the use of electronic resources and library technologies. The Systems Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology by library staff and the public. Sample duties include: computer management and troubleshooting; planning and implementation of new technology; routine security and hardware maintenance; creating and maintaining the library's website and social media.

 

Position is full-time with a 35 hour work week. Hiring rate is $55,728-$59,950 per year with a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit retirement plan. Hiring rate is dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications and experience. Candidates are required to have a master's degree in library science or a related field (or MLIS degree/related degree conferred by December 2014) supplemented by experience with developing, implementing, and maintaining library technologies. Familiarity with computer systems, experience with web site management highly desirable. Public library experience is preferred. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check.

 

Position is open until filled. Interested applicants must submit an employment application at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobapp and a letter of interest and resume detailing work, education, and training experiences to HR@mansfieldct.org.  EOE/AA

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Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

Statement of Duties:

The Reference Librarian will provide reference services to the University community and participate in the library's Instruction and Information Literacy program.    

 

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Reference

  • Provide in-person, email, IM and phone reference services to University students, faculty, staff and public patrons, including one-to-one reference assistance, technological assistance, and statistical tracking.
  • Participate in reference desk rotation.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and students to enhance reference services offered in the library.
  • Schedule and fulfill research appointments with students and faculty upon request.

 

Instruction

  • Participate in the instruction load for general library and information literacy skills.
    • Participate in the instruction load in any areas of subject expertise.
    • Develop individual course-based study research guides upon request.

 

Collection Development

  • Assist liaison librarians with collection development.

 

Hours:   Two positions available. Monday through Friday, 24 hours per week each, specific days to be assigned at hire

  • Position 1
    • 2 days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 1 day from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 1 evening from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

  • Position 2
    • 2 days from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 2 evenings from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Salary: $23/hour

 

Supervisor: Library Director

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or within 2 courses of completing an MLS.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience providing general library instruction classes; familiar with the goals and concepts of information literacy.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual reference service, including a broad knowledge of both print and online information sources in an academic library.
  • Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design.
  • Subject specialties in the sciences, business, and/or general reference.

 

Contact us at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu and click on part time non-benefited positions

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Part-time Circulation Assistant, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

Job Description:

 

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the main (Regina) library and the Educational Resource Center (ERC), as well as maintains the orderly functioning of the ERC during assigned hours.

 

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Circulation Coordinator/ERC Librarian. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.

 

 

Qualifications:


Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when enforcing library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

 

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.


Required Work Schedule

 

31 weeks, academic year

Total hours = 19.5 per week

 

Regina Library: Monday through Thursday: 4:00pm to 7:30pm; Saturday: 9:00am to 10:00am

ERC: Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Friday, August 22, 2014.

 

 

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Electronic Information Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

OVERVIEW

 

Manage and coordinate the library's electronic information resources and systems; act as vendor liaison for all manner of electronic resources and services; perform all systems administration functions for the library's integrated library system (ILS); manage other library specific software; assist library staff with computer issues; communicate with the campus Information Technology (IT) Department staff to resolve problems; manage the usage statistics for all electronic information resources; and provide Reference Desk services.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Direct, coordinate, administer, monitor, and evaluate the library's electronic information resources and systems:
    • Act as vendor liaison for electronic information; investigate, negotiate, and manage contracts and licenses with multiple vendors
    • Manage the library's open URL linker and the web access manager for off campus access.
    • Collect and compile library statistics pertaining to assigned functions.  Prepare related administrative/operations reports
  • Serve as library systems administrator: 
    • Perform regular systems maintenance functions
    • Perform system and software upgrades
    • Troubleshoot operating problems
    • Serve as principle liaison with systems vendors
    • Manage library specific software and tools used in reference services, cataloging, and interlibrary loan.
    • Communicate with campus IT to resolve problems
    • Provide technical assistance to staff in systems use; provide training for library staff in the use of automated systems; develop and update procedures and manuals and related system documentation
  • Provide reference desk services.  Participate in library instruction as needed.    
  • Coordinate special automation projects in accordance with the needs articulated by Library management.  Research systems, investigate options and make recommendations.  Coordinate implementation of new automated systems.
  • Confer with library management, library staff and university stakeholders on library and university electronic information initiatives.  Implement, as necessary, aspects related to library systems and services.
  • Act as subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas; confer with faculty to assess needs; make selections in appropriate formats; and make de-selection decisions as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of new and evolving technologies and communicate developments to library management and staff.
  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.
  • Work with other library staff to update and edit the library web pages.
  • Participate in other tasks within the Technical Services Department as necessary.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Supervision is received from the Assistant Director for Technical Services.

 

POSITION:                           Electronic Information Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                  Regina Library

      

REPORTS TO:                      Assistant Director, Technical Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS


Required:  An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience.   Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred:  Computer/IT proficiency or education. Experience with library systems and/or electronic information management is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic library, and in conducting reference interviews and searching research databases.       

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority given to those candidates who apply by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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Staff Librarian (Children & Teens), Main Library Youth Services Dept, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Staff Librarian (Children & Teens)

Main Library Youth Services Dept

#L412-724

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

  

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science.  Experience in providing direct service to children in a library or educational setting.  Experience with young adults (ages 12 to 18) is preferred.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirements.

Requires:  Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives.  A broad and current knowledge and appreciation of children's literature, young adult literature, digital and multimedia materials, and electronic resources, including social media communication tools.   Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment.  A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological and physical development of children and adolescents is essential.  A genuine caring and respect for children and teens and an ability to establish rapport with them.  Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with children, teens and adults.  Ability to express oneself orally and in writing.  Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age level (children or teens) and capabilities of the target audience.  Planning and organizational skills.  Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and techniques.  Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children and teens in the community and in society.  Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public.  Excellent people and reference skills.  Familiarity with online circulation systems and online searching is required.  Experience in working with children and teens individually and in group settings.  Creativity  Resourcefulness  Patience  Initiative  Enthusiasm  Maturity  Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in emergency staffing situations.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, calculators, copiers, facsimile machines, CD/DVD players
  • 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
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests and to supervise the Children's Room and Teen Room
  • 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

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library and off-site locations, as necessary.  Normal exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions which occur in a large and busy children's and teen public service space  Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

 

DUTIES:

  •          Performs duties necessary to the daily operation of the Main Library Children's Room and Teen Room
  •          Working closely with other Main Library youth services staff, helps serve as a bridge for preteens and adolescents transitioning between the Children's Room and the Teen Room spaces, staff and collections
  •          Provides reference, readers advisory and library orientation/instruction services to individuals and groups
  •          Assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget while selecting, evaluating, maintaining and weeding materials within designated sections of the children's and teen collections
  •          Works closely with the Manager of Youth Services and other Main Library youth services staff to plan, implement, manage and evaluate programs for children, teens, parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers and others
  •          Participates in direct library outreach to schools, preschools, day care centers, youth centers and other community groups
  •          Any other duties required for the good of the service area and the library
  •          May be assigned special tasks like:  Planning and implementing programs to meet the needs of children and/or teens.  Preparing displays and merchandizing materials.  Evaluating programs and analyzing successes and failures.  Assisting in compiling statistics.  Compiling booklists.  Maintaining good public relations and collaborating with the schools and other agencies.  Preparing press releases and in-house publicity.  Attending system-wide meetings of children's librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide children's programs.  Conducts outreach (e.g. book talks, programs and library  instruction/orientations) to groups at out-of-library sites.  Operating audio-visual equipment in the presentation of library programs.  Using online social media to promote and implement library services.  Participating in assigned committees.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

SALARY:             $ 25.80 - $ 29.60 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE:      August 21, 2014  by 5:00 pm

 

 

APPLY TO:        

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Reference Associate, Division of Libraries, New York University, New York NY

The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Business & Government Information Department of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons. Conduct library tours and information literacy classes for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of students and researchers in business, economics and government documents. Participate in the support of the data service needs of business & economic researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the salon series. These duties will require an occasional evening or weekend commitment. 2 years' relevant experience. Familiarity with research methods in the social sciences. Customer service/public service experience.Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons.2 years relevant experience in an academic library setting, especially a public services unit.

https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=213667

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Digital Library Curator, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge MA

Fall Internship Opportunity:  Digital Library Curator

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

 

About the organization:  OLE [www.ole.org] is a social benefit organization (501c3) that is working with innovators and their governments in the developing world to transform their villages and cities, and ultimately their entire nation, into powerful learning communities. We emphasize team-based coaching, open source content and frequent sharing of information using a low cost digital library network that works off the Internet with locally-generated power. Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, India, Rwanda, Uganda, and Peru.

 

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

 

Key responsibilities include:

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

An ideal candidate will:

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

Those interested can apply at:  applywizard.com/5ed3.5829

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Communications Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University
 
Communications Specialist
Requisition Number:
STFR001695
Division/College:
Library
FT/PT:
Full Time
Grade:
10
Position Summary:
Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join its service-oriented and forward-looking Library team.
The Communications Specialist directs and manages communications and events for the University Libraries. Develops and executes an effective Marketing and Communication Plan. Coordinates publicity for library resources, services, cultural/scholarly and advancement events and activities. In close collaboration with the User Engagement Librarian, Gifts Officer, Information Technology Services Communications Officer and University's Office of Marketing and Communications, implements effective strategies for events planning and public relations. Supervises co-ops and work-study students to help execute creative projects and events.
The unique challenges of this job arise from the wide range of activities in the Library for which publicity and communications have to be coordinated, and the varied and diverse constituencies both in the Library and across campus (and beyond) that have to be addressed. The Communications Specialist has to have command of a broad portfolio of techniques appropriate to the different groups of users, from freshman students to alumni and the general public. She or he has to create and foster multiple connections and channels of communications that respect the University's policies and requirements, and are also responsive to the frequent need for urgency, sensitivity, and maximum impact.
Qualifications: 
Qualifications
•A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field required.
• 2-5 years previous job experience working in the field of communications and/or marketing required.
•Experience preferred working in an academic library or higher education.
•Excellent communication skills required.
•Extensive experience using social media tools and a willingness to explore the uses of new tools.
•Experience with media, publication, design and web design software and with photography, video and audio technology.
•Good planning and collaborative skills.
•Ability to work with a diverse group within the Libraries and across the University.
Additional Information:
About Northeastern University Libraries
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library's web site serves users around the world. The library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu.
About Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs--our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning--build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See http://www.northeastern.edu.
Applications received by September 1, 2014, will receive first consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide the names and contact information for three professional references who have supervised their work. For in-person interviews, candidates must bring portfolio items which demonstrate their skills in communications and marketing. Such items might include a communication plan, brochures, press releases, marketing posters, annual reports, etc.
To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/careers/index.html, where more details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:http://apptrkr.com/501771
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Grants & Communications Intern, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge MA

Fall Internship Opportunity:  Grants & Communications Intern

What we are seeking:  Open Learning Exchange (OLE) seeks a creative and enthusiastic Grants & Communications Intern who is excited about working toward OLE's vision of achieving quality universal basic education. This individual will work under the direction of the Grants Manager to assist with grant research and writing, crowdsourcing, and creation of content for OLE's website and social media platforms. This position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in international development, international education, fundraising, marketing, nonprofit administration, or communications and media.

 

About the organization:  OLE [www.ole.org] is a social benefit organization (501c3) that is working with innovators and their governments in the developing world to transform their villages and cities, and ultimately their entire nation, into powerful learning communities. We emphasize team-based coaching, open source content and frequent sharing of information using a low cost digital library network that works off the Internet with locally-generated power. Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Rwanda, Uganda, Mexico, and Peru.

 

Internship details:  We ask that our fall interns commit to 25-35 hours a week. Telecommuting is possible, but two days per week must be spent in our conveniently located office in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Preference will be given to a candidate who can commit at least 4 months to OLE.  Please note that this position is unpaid, but it will provide diverse experiences in the workplace.    

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with researching and writing material for grant proposals.
  • Maintaining OLE's active presence on social media platforms.
  • Creating original content for print and online marketing efforts.
  • Coordinating crowdsourced fundraising efforts.
  • Providing administrative support to the OLE team, as needed.

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to OLE's mission.
  • Bring to OLE skills in grant writing, crowdsourcing, social media, and website management. 
  • Self-direct, prioritize, and take initiative.
  • Have high levels of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Be proficient in French, Spanish, Somali, or Arabic.
  • Have previous experience in an international or nonprofit setting.

Those interested can apply at:  http://www.applywizard.com/5ed3.ef0b

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Global Programs Intern, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge MA

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunity:  Global Programs Intern

What we are seeking:  Open Learning Exchange (OLE) seeks a creative and enthusiastic Global Programs Intern who is excited about working toward OLE's vision of achieving quality universal basic education. This individual will work under the direction of the Global Programs Manager to assist with the day-to-day operations of global programs, with a specific focus on OLE's Community Learning Centres Program.  The CLC Program provides high-quality learning opportunities to nearly 500,000 refugees - mostly children and youth - in the UNHCR refugee camps of Dadaab, Kenya. This position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in international development, conflict resolution, international education, refugees, activity-based learning, nonprofit administration, or entrepreneurship.

 

About the organization:  OLE [www.ole.org] is a social benefit organization (501c3) that is working with innovators and their governments in the developing world to transform their villages and cities, and ultimately their entire nation, into powerful learning communities. We emphasize team-based coaching, open source content and frequent sharing of information using a low cost digital library network that works off the Internet with locally-generated power. Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Nepal, Uganda, Mexico, and Peru.

 

Internship details:  We ask that our Global Programs Intern commits to 20-25 hours a week. Telecommuting is possible, but two days per week must be spent in our conveniently located office in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Preference will be given to a candidate who can commit at least 4 months to OLE.  Please note that this position is unpaid, but it will provide diverse experiences in the workplace.  

 

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with CLC Program implementation and reporting.
  • Working closely with OLE's refugee staff in Dadaab.
  • Developing, drafting, and maintaining content for OLE's web page on global programs.
  • Curating OERs for OLE's digital library that are aligned with requests from the field.
  • Providing quality assurance on our digital library.
  • Providing administrative support to OLE team, International Partners and Centers.

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to OLE's mission.
  • Bring skills in project management, business administration, writing, graphic design, and social media.
  • Self-direct, multi-task, prioritize, and take initiative.
  • Have high levels of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Be proficient in Somali, Swahili, Spanish, or French.
  • Have previous experience in an international or nonprofit setting.

Those interested can apply at:  http://applywizard.com/5ed3.1a8a

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Software Engineering Intern, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge MA

Fall Internship Opportunity:  Software Engineering Intern

What we are seeking:  Open Learning Exchange (OLE) seeks a dedicated, passionate Software Engineering Intern assist with delivering hardware, software, and technical support to various e-learning programs around the globe. This position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in software development, mechanical engineering, and/or low-cost technologies.

 

About the organization:  OLE [www.ole.org] is a social benefit organization (501c3) that is working with innovators and their governments in the developing world to transform their villages and cities, and ultimately their entire nation, into powerful learning communities. We emphasize team-based coaching, open source content and frequent sharing of information using a low cost digital library network that works off the Internet with locally-generated power. Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, India, Rwanda, Uganda, and Peru.

 

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

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the QA process of our digital library, or BeLL (Basic e-Learning Library).
  • Assisting with the library's software quality assurance process and hardware deployments.
  • Identifying and collecting open educational resources for the BeLL.
  • Providing administrative support to OLE's management team as needed.

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to OLE's mission.
  • Have a working knowledge of HTML5 and Javascript programming languages.
  • Be familiar with computer hardware and open source platforms, including Android and/or Raspbian.
  • Be interested in learning new skills as needed.
  • Self-direct, prioritize, and take initiative.
  • Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy working as part of a small team.
  • Have previous experience in an international or nonprofit setting.

Those interested can apply at:  applywizard.com/5ed3.f933

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Webmaster & Online Engagement Intern, Open Learning Exchange, Cambridge MA

Fall Internship Opportunity:  Webmaster & Online Engagement Intern

What we are seeking:  Open Learning Exchange (OLE) seeks a dedicated, passionate Webmaster & Online Engagement Intern to coordinate the maintenance of OLE's online presence, including on our website and social media pages. This position is semi-technical, requiring a thorough understanding of Wordpress and social media platforms. This internship is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in digital communications and/or software development.

 

About the organization:  OLE [www.ole.org] is a social benefit organization (501c3) that is working with innovators and their governments in the developing world to transform their villages and cities, and ultimately their entire nation, into powerful learning communities. We emphasize team-based coaching, open source content and frequent sharing of information using a low cost digital library network that works off the Internet with locally-generated power. Currently, OLE is providing strategic advice and technical assistance to its partners in Somalia, Kenya, Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, India, Rwanda, Uganda, and Peru.

 

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

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoot the site regularly for functionality issues and content which needs to be updated;
  • Crafting new content and incorporating images into the website and social media platforms;
  • Integrate social media practices and strategies with web strategies and tactics;
  • Helping to build, manage, and maintain OLE's Wordpress website;
  • Liaising with programs and development teams to ensure consistency among online messaging;
  • Build and capture analytics and create reports from OLE's website and social media platforms.

 

An ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to OLE's mission;
  • Have an advanced understanding of Wordpress;
  • Be a strategic Social Media user;
  • Bring writing and graphic design skills, as well as creativity and attention to detail to OLE;
  • Self-direct, prioritize, and take initiative;
  • Be flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment;
  • Have a sense of humor and enjoy working as part of a small team;
  • Have previous experience in a nonprofit setting.

Those interested can apply at:  applywizard.com/5ed3.323b

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Graduate Assistant Archives Processor, Schaffer Library/Kelly Adirondack Center, Union College, Schenectady NY

Temporary-PT

Grade T - Min. $20.00/hr

15 hours per wk, 50 weeks per yr

Summary
The Adirondack Research Library invites applications for part time graduate assistants to perform basic processing of materials in two archival collections, the John S. Apperson papers and the Paul Schaffer papers. The selected candidates will assist in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, following standard rules of description: Describing Archives -A Content Standard (DACS). Additional responsibilities include appraising, preserving, rehousing, arranging and describing the two archival collections following prescribed guidelines, and flagging items of interest found in the collections for simultaneous item level metadata description. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will supervise the work of undergraduate students who will complete the metadata entry into specialized software programs.

Qualifications
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and familiarity with archival processing and descriptive standards required, graduate student or recent graduate in Library and Information Science program strongly preferred. Must also be able to lift 40 lb. boxes on a regular basis, and handle one-of-a-kind materials with the utmost care.

This position is part of a grant funded project running through December 30, 2015.

Application
Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources
Req. # T1165
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.


Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College's strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

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Reader Services Intern I, Boston Athenӕum, Boston MA

The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable and reliable candidate to work two days a week (Mondays, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, noon to 8:00 p.m.) for a total of 15 hours a week at the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Reader Services. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks; answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Offer orientation tours to members
  • Create reader advisory materials
  • Research
  • Maintain usage statistics
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. of books

 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills

 

Starts immediately. Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Warnement, William D. Hacker Head of Reader Services, warnement@bostonathenaeum.org

 

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Systems Librarian for Bibliographic Services, Library Connection, Inc., Windsor CT

Library Connection, Inc., a library consortium with offices in Windsor, CT serving one academic and 29 public libraries in the Hartford area, is seeking a Systems Librarian for Bibliographic Services.  Applicants should have a broad range of library experience, with an emphasis on systems and technical services. A thorough familiarity with both the technical services and public services aspects of a modern ILS and discovery platform is required. Experience with Sierra is a plus.

 

Our SLBS supports our automated approach to cataloging, in which vendors supply placeholder bibliographic records for materials ordered by our libraries.  We periodically batch upgrade these records to full OCLC records.

 

The SLBS configures vendor profiles to generate records that meet the needs of our member libraries and our bibliographic database. The SLBS monitors the batch upgrade process for these records and is responsible for manually upgrading records that cannot be handled by batch upgrading.  He/she also supports member library staff by troubleshooting problems they encounter and by providing training, documentation, and support.

 

The Systems Librarian for Bibliographic Services also supports serials, acquisitions, authority control, our discovery platform, the integration into our database of bibliographic records for downloadable materials, as well as system upgrades, and the integration of new technologies into our library platform. The SLBS must have a sufficiently broad understanding of ILS systems to be able to respond to support calls for our Systems Librarian for Public Services in his absence.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required: Master's Degree in Library Science and three years of broad experience in a number of library areas. Qualified to do original cataloging on OCLC. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Experience formulating and testing  hypotheses about how computer systems process and transform information.   Strong oral and written communication skills; experience in developing documentation and end user training. Experience with Excel: loading data from reports, using pivot tables; exporting data from worksheets.

 

Desired: Familiarity with the current and future impact of RDA on information stored in MARC formats. Familiarity with FTP, API, and other data protocols and application interfaces. Experience with SQL. Experience with cataloging functionality in Sierra or Millennium. Experience with Serials and Acquisitions modules in ILS platforms, especially Sierra or Millennium. Experience working with vendor profiles for Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and MidWest Tapes, and with loading OverDrive records into an ILS catalog.

 

Equivalencies:  Applicants who do not meet the required 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.

 

This is a full time position with a salary range starting at $55,000

 

Applicants should submit a resume, three references, and two samples of documentation they have developed to gchristian@libraryconnection.info by noon, August 20. At least one documentation sample must be text based. The other can be text or recorded. Note: Library Connection is anxious to fill this position as quickly as possible. Applicants should indicate in their cover letter whether they can be available for an interview on September 3. The selected candidate will be subject to a background check.    Library Connection, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library Media Specialist, Albert F. Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, Somerville MA

The Somerville Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in an K- 8 school setting.

Must be certified as a Library Media Specialist in the state  of Massachusetts.  This is a full time position.

 

 

For more information, please contact

 

Charles LaFauci

Supervisor of Library Media Services

 

Somerville Public Schools

5 Cherry Street

Somerville, MA  02144

 

clafauci@k12.somerville.ma.us

617-628-5449

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Part-time Library Aide, Somerville Public Schools, Somerville MA

PART TIME LIBRARY AIDE

The Somerville Public Schools has an immediate opening for a Part Time Library Aide.

Hours are 11:45AM - 3:15 PM -

Responsibilities:  To assist the Library Media Specialist in operating an effective Library  Media Center. 

Responsibilities include:

  •          Managing the circulation database
  •          Maintaining organization of print and non-print materials and resources
  •          Maintaining a positive customer service attitude in the library media center
  •          Preparing materials for circulation
  •          Circulating and repairing materials
  •          Maintaining adequate records regarding use of materials and resources
  •          Processing purchase orders and receiving new materials and resources
  •          Maintaining an accurate inventory
  •          Maintaining technology equipment
  •          Attending any training as specified by administration
  •          Assisting the Library Media Specialist and building principal as directed

 

This part time position is for approximately 17.5 hours per week.

 

If interested in this position, please forward resume to:

 

Charles LaFauci

Supervisor of Library Media Services

 

Somerville Public Schools

5 Cherry Street

Somerville, MA  02144

 

clafauci@k12.somerville.ma.us

617-628-5449

 

Somerville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities and Bilingual Candidates are encourage to apply

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Call for Applications, NEA Mentoring Program

Calling all NEA members! Are you an experienced archivist with knowledge to share? An early career archivist eager to learn? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, the NEA Mentoring Program is looking for you!

This fall, mentoring circles made up of four to six mentees and two co-mentors will begin meeting on a monthly basis. The circles will help mentees set career and personal development goals, build competence and character to reach those goals, and foster connections with archivists throughout the field. Unlike the more traditional one-to-one mentoring model, NEA's circles encourage mentees to learn not only from their mentors, but from their peers, too. Co-mentors are encouraged to learn from each other as well as their mentees. The NEA Mentoring Program aims to foster supportive communities where participants can grow together.

Interested in participating? Apply today! All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months). Mentees will most often identify as students or professionals at the beginning of their archival careers, and mentors will have roughly five or more years of experience in the archives field. Applicants throughout New England are encouraged to apply. Please visit the NEA Mentoring site and read the press release and Program Guidelines, then click the appropriate link to apply:

Mentee Application Form

Mentor Application Form 

Applications will be accepted through Monday, Aug. 18, and applicants will receive further information at the end of August. If you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Birch at caitlin.birch@dartmouth.edu.

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Rights Manager - Production & Business Affairs, Nova (PBS), Boston MA

Department Overview
For more than forty years, NOVA has been unrivaled in bringing authoritative, innovative, and entertaining science documentaries to television. Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS.

Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Managing Director, the Rights Manager is responsible for monitoring and managing the day-to-day progress of production deliverables in compliance with contractual terms and conditions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Work closely with production teams to obtain and document all program and paper materials for NOVA programming and digital products.

• Coordinate and monitor rights clearances. Assist with troubleshooting, as required.

• Work closely with administrative, editorial, post-production, legal, and media library teams. Coordinate required WGBH legal department and media library staff approvals.

• Enter and maintain program profiles, rights status, and credit and funding obligations for all NOVA programs in the Production InfoManager Database and on the NOVA server.

• Work with Managing Director to review expired programs, and determine feasibility and cost to renew. Prepare and monitor re-ups for broadcast and streaming, and inform PBS, as required.

• Coordinate copyright filings.

Skills Required
Candidates must show a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively and cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external clients. Candidates must be able to multitask, set priorities and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational, written and oral communication skills and a strict attention to detail are essential. Working knowledge of Filemaker Pro, Word, and Excel is required. Familiarity with Workday is a plus. A background in rights & clearances, library science, electronic records management, information management, or other organizational experience is preferred.

Educational Requirements
Bachelors degree is required.

https://wgbh.secure.force.com/positiondetail?id=a0jF0000001vQ3jIAE

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Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services, Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking for a new head of Research and Instruction Services at the Gordon Library. We are a small, but dynamic library, and over the last five years we have made good progress moving into new and innovative areas.  Our team has 20 people, 6 in Research and Instruction, which shows the emphasis we put on our core mission to teach and support research. The Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services is a senior level management position that has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, and promoting the research and instruction program of the Gordon Library.  This position is a part of the library's administrative team and contributes to decisions on policies, operations and library budget.  We are doing some exciting things such as establishing our institutional repository, expanding our digital collections, and moving to a next generation library system. The library building houses all library departments and two IT departments - academic technology faculty support and the technology helpdesk - as well as our campus center for teaching and learning. 

 

WPI students are the best you can find. The campus is compact and very traditionally "brick and ivy" with most of the standard amenities.  Worcester and its surrounding area are home to over 30,000 college students at 13 colleges and universities, and are within easy reach of Boston, Hartford, Providence, Cape Cod, the Maine seacoast and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Worcester, the second largest city in New England, has a growing cultural community with museums, performance venues, and historical sites.  Benefits at WPI are competitive and include free parking in a new garage facility.  (How many schools can say that?)


We are looking for a new head of the department to move us to the next level in information literacy and research support.  Our team is ready now for new leadership and new challenges.

 

If you are interested in moving ahead with us, please let us know. A position description along with required and preferred qualifications is posted on the WPI Human Resources website at https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/1813.  This is a terrific opportunity for the right person to make a very big impact on a great campus.

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Data Management Services Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Data Management Services Librarian to serve the University of Florida (UF), a major, comprehensive, land-grant, research university, which is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team, pioneer the development of a data management services program through new initiatives in data curation and will forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives - building upon a foundation of library-campus collaboration to date and work of the library-led Data Management and Curation Task Force. 

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Services Librarian will be part of a team to build a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, the Data Management Services Librarian will strengthen the University's capacity to secure highly competitive grant funding; contribute to the development of long-term data management infrastructure; and guide faculty in the discovery of relevant existing data sets and other information. The librarian will perform data management planning with PIs and researchers, serve as a consultant with researchers on research data issues, and train researchers on the use of digital research and publishing tools, including IR@UF, UF Digital Collections, and related digital repository services.

 

The successful candidate will perform outreach and facilitate communication between the Libraries and research groups at UF. The Data Management Services Librarian is responsible for building strong relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff on campus, within the Libraries, and beyond the university. The Data Management Services Librarian will be expected to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion; serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI or grant team member on externally funded projects; and engage in research and professional activity at the national and international level.

 

The search will remain open until September 15, 2014, and review of applications will begin on August 25, 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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Library Media Specialist, Billerica Public Schools, Billerica MA

The library media specialist develops, implements and interprets an effective library media program which strives to achieve the Mission of the Billerica Public Schools Library Media Program.

 

The library media specialist provides access to information and resources for all students, staff and community users, makes resources available to students and teachers through a systematically developed collection within the school and through access to resources outside the school.

 

Assists students in identifying, locating and interpreting information housed in the library media center and helps students locate information outside the library media center.

 

Manages selection and ordering of materials through a process which involves teachers, administrators, students and parents; administers budgets for library media resources.

 

Participates in department, grade-level, school and district curriculum development and assessment projects.

 

Plans cooperatively with teachers to incorporate information skills into the classroom, curriculum and to assist teachers in developing resource based units and activities.

 

Takes a leadership role in promoting and demonstrating the use of new technologies and media with teachers and other adults.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Tom Murphy, Principal, Billerica Memorial High School
35 River Street
Billerica, Massachusetts 01821
Phone: 978-528-8710
Fax: 978-436-9393
Email: tmurphy@billerica.k12.ma.us

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Librarian I, White Plains Public Library, White Plains NY

Job Announcement - Librarian I (two positions) at White Plains Public Library


The White Plains Public Library has openings for two Librarian I positions. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs. As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services, plan programs, lead classes and workshops, and work with community groups, among other responsibilities.


Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience, training, or interest in any of the following: digital media, emerging technologies, services to teens, services to adults 55+, and local history. Experience in instruction is a plus, as is fluency in Spanish. Must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.


Candidates should genuinely like people, appreciate working with a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They need to be able to think critically about library patrons and help them resolve their information needs and realize their goals. Likewise, they need to be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.


The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 50,000 residents, the City's population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.


The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2013 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 730,000 items. The Library includes the Trove, a library for children, and in 2013 opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.


Starting Salary: $57,577


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.


Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.


The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If interested, please email cover letter and resume by August 13 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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Programming & Publicity Coordinator, Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

Programming & Publicity Coordinator
Plaistow Public Library, Plaistow NH

Schedule: 26-30 hrs/ week, flexible, including some evenings and weekends
Compensation: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour, including Paid Time Off
Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Deadline: Open until filled

This is a great time to join our team at the Plaistow Public Library.
  • Are you a passionate community-builder who can create a full slate of library events to create amazing experiences for our adult patrons?
  • Are you a great communicator with outreach, marketing or public relations experience?
  • Are you excited about working collaboratively with local partners to deepen and broaden community connections in our town and region?
If so, our new Programming and Publicity Coordinator position is for you.

Brainstorming, planning, marketing, event-day execution, follow-up evaluation and reporting - these are certainly part of the job description, but they only scratch the surface of the vision we hope you'll have a role in drafting and bringing to life.

We want to maintain the best traditions of library programming (book groups, author visits, open houses, lectures, displays, exhibits). But to meet the evolving needs of our town, the Library also has to continually re-invent itself and change the ways people think about libraries.

If the concepts of embedded librarianship, collaborative consumption, or the sharing economy inspire or intrigue you, then you have a sense of the paths we want to explore together.

No doubt, you have the indispensable qualities of a great colleague - professionalism, a positive attitude, great work ethic, good sense of humor, eagerness to learn and challenge yourself. So what else are we looking for?

You have some, and hopefully many, of the following ABILITIES & TRAITS ...
  • You're curious about what makes a community "work" and love meeting new people
  • You're passionate about engaging groups through unique public events and serving as a fuse to ignite latent social energies
  • You can roll up your sleeves to just Get Things Done while not losing sight of the big picture or your creative spirit
  • You love helping others share their stories, ideas and experiences
  • You're an energetic self-starter
  • You can mobilize and inspire others to work together while exhibiting humility and exemplary listening skills
  • You can focus not just on the who, what, when and how of programs, but also on the WHY
  • You love looking outside of normal library channels for inspiration and great ideas
  • You can prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, handling bumps in the road with composure and grace
  • You're an explorer who can proactively seek out new partnerships
  • You can represent the library with confidence "out there", in spaces where our patrons actually live, work and play
  • You don't mind taking risks or trailblazing a new path, even if it means there may be times when 5 people show up to an event
  • You want more than just a job - "If I can't dance, it's not my revolution"

And here are some BONUS SKILLS & ABILITIES - great if you got one or more of 'em!
  • Technological chops - experience with web editing (HTML/ CSS), Microsoft Excel, writing code in any language
  • A design sensibility - proficiency with Adobe products, Microsoft Publisher, or infographics or data visualization software
  • Traditional and/or social media wrangling
  • Fundraising and/ or grant seeking/ writing skills
  • Proficiency with audiovisual technologies (photography, film, sound equipment)
  • Success as a coach, teacher or community organizer
If this sounds like you, or someone you know, visit the Work With Us page of our website to learn more about the Plaistow Public Library and the responsibilities and benefits that come with the position.

Note that this is a new position, with room to grow if you can prove yourself by bringing transformational results to the library and our community. Got ideas on improving the job description? We want to hear 'em!

If you're ready to apply, submit a resume and cover letter via our JobScore website:
http://www.jobscore.com/jobs2/plaistowpubliclibrary/programming-and-publicity-coordinator/dY4Wikf2yr5jXCeJe9fLhG
We would also welcome relevant work samples - a press release or flyer, a design-inspired or video resume, a Prezi - anything illustrating what you're capable of and where your dreams might take us. Show us your A game! (Samples can be shared electronically by whatever method's most convenient, or mailed to the Library to the attention of Cab Vinton, Director.)

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Massachusetts Library Aid Association 2014 Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the fall 2014 term.  MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in small Massachusetts public libraries. Please note this offer is available only for persons working in public libraries.  This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program; however we have worked in partnership with MLAA for more than seventy years.

 

Prospective applicants must be currently employed in a Massachusetts public library; may not hold an MLS already and must work in a community of 35,000 or under. The applicant's annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

 

Small grants (ranging from $350-500) may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to public library service. Please note this Scholarship Program is intended to help individuals who lack a MLS degree to make progress in completing their education. 

 

Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three awards be made to an individual. .

 

The application deadline for fall is Thursday August 21, 2014.  Applications must be received by this date and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

 

Please email completed application to Rachel Masse, Administrative Assistant to the Library Advisory Unit of the MBLC. Rachel.masse@state.ma.us by 4:00 p.m. August 21, 2014.

 

Questions? Please contact  shelley.quezada@state.ma.us or call 617 725 1860 x235 for any clarification.

 

Please note: Requests for Individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using the Continuing Education Application for Individuals (also attached).

 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Hinckley Allen, LLP, Providence RI

Hinckley Allen, LLP  is seeking candidates for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian in our Providence Office.

 

Hinckley Allen is a multiservice law firm offering a full range of legal services and pragmatic business advice to regional, national and international clients, with practices including Construction, Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate, and Trusts & Estates.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

§  Serve as a primary point of contact for electronic research and reference services for the firm

§  Identify and implement creative and cost effective methods for pushing information to lawyers and staff through web applications, widgets, mobile devices, and other access points

§  Promote electronic research and reference services throughout the firm with regular web-based and on-site training presentations 

§  Manage methods of user authentication for access to electronic resources, and evaluate resource usage-based feedback, usage analytics, and vendor supplied statistics

§  Establishes vendor relationships and maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies related to the development of virtual research and reference services

§  Offer support to the firm's SharePoint Intranet in collaboration with IT department

§  Participate in reference and research services, and maintain adequacy of electronic resource descriptions in the library's catalog, web pages, and Subject pathfinders

§  Shares responsibility of serials delivery and acquisitions maintenance with all members of the Library Services team

§  Assist Director of Library Services with electronic acquisitions planning for the department

§  Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  •   Master's of Library Science required  
  •   Minimum of two years relevant work experience in supporting electronic resources and intranet lifecycle activities
  •   Demonstrated knowledge of SharePoint 2013
  •   Demonstrated experience resolving product and service issues with vendors
  •   Minimum of two years of experience conducting business and legal research, using research tools such as LEXISNEXIS, WESTLAW, BLOOMBERGLAW
  •   Candidate must have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and an innovative mind-set

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Send cover letter and resume to Carolyn Keery, Director of Library Service, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, 50 Kennedy Plaza, Suite 1500, Providence, RI 02903, ckeery@hinckleyallen.com , or via fax to 401-277-9600.  Deadline for applications is August 15, 2014.  www.hinckleyallen.com    Hinckley Allen is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

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Library Teacher, Everett Public School System, Everett MA

The Everett Public School System is seeking a certified library media specialist to work in an elementary/middle school for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, please contact Patricia Ells, Library Coordinator at 617-394-2490 or by email at pells@everett.k12.ma.us.

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Digital Collections Manager - Art History, New York University, New York NY

Position Summary: The Department of Art History (CAS) seeks a talented and qualified Digital Collections Manager. The principal duties of this position include supervision and maintenance of digital asset collections, integration of text and images into databases and assisting faculty and students with integrating digital technologies into teaching, learning and research. The candidate will manage day-to-day operations of DAH visual resources collection and coordinating ARTstor entries with Bobst Library and Institute of Fine Arts technical staff. She/he will also supervise student employees, help with planning for developing technical resources, anticipating user growth and application of development to support needs of department, including a maintenance strategy. The candidate will collaborate with the Chair, faculty and Manager of Research Collections regarding information and curriculum needs, enhance web applications to meet new demands, review all digitized images produced by student hourly employees for use in ARTstor, maintaining exact predetermined standards before uploading into Shared Shelf. Oversight of budget lines for classroom equipment.

Qualifications/Required Education: BA in Photography or Art History and Photography

Required Experience: 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience working in a research collection, and training and supervising staff.

Preferred Experience: More than five years experience in a collection of similar size (450,000 images) and more than five years experience supervising staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with one foreign language for cataloging and supervision purposes. Familiarity with word processing, layout, and database applications. Knowledge of MS Office suite. Proficient in HTML, web-design, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash and other digital imaging software.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of databases; knowledge of database Insight.

When you come to work at New York University, it's more than just a job that awaits you. You have the opportunity to Experience Excellence.

You are joining an exciting intellectual and cultural community, one where employees - faculty and staff - come together to create a unique product: excellence in education and research. You are part of a diverse, multi-cultural and creative institution, one with a world-wide reputation as a leader in higher education. NYU is the largest private university in the United States, with 12,000 faculty and staff from all over the world and 40,000 students from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. NYU offers opportunities to have an impact on a truly global level.

For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position, visit our website at: www.nyucareers.com. When asked "How were you referred to NYU?", please select the appropriate source from the drop-down menu. We accept online applications only.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Fall 2014 term:

 

Image Cataloging Intern

Intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata for implementation ICFA's new collection

management system, AtoM@DO

Archival Intern, Finding Aid Conversion

Intern will assist the Archivist with the conversion of long-form finding aids into hierarchical multi-level archival descriptions in AtoM@DO

 

Archival Intern, Oversize Materials

Intern will assist the Manager and Archivist with the inventory, arrangement, and rehousing of oversize architectural drawings, tracings, and rubbings

 

For more information about joining the ICFA team, please see our website: Internship Policies.

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Knowledge Management Analyst, Strategic Insights Group (SIG), Arnold Worldwide, Boston MA

ARNOLD JOB DESCRIPTION

DEPARTMENT: Strategic Insights Group

JOB TITLE: Knowledge Management Analyst

REPORTS TO: Director of Business Strategy

BRIEF SUMMARY OF ROLE:

The Knowledge Management Analyst supports the Strategic Insights Group (SIG) at Arnold Worldwide, comprised of Business Strategy, Human Nature, Integrated Analytics, Communications Planning, and User Experience. The Knowledge Management Analyst takes ownership for and accountability of the information resources agenda at Arnold, proactively identifying ways to strengthen Arnold's research capabilities. Additionally, the Knowledge Management Analyst provides research and insights to support client projects and new business pitches in response to specific requests; captures and manages SIG research, presentations, and thought leadership through the SIG knowledge portal; and manages the group's roster of information resources and the information resources budgeting process, coordinating with Havas sister agencies when appropriate.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Knowledge Management

  • Understand and become an expert in a wide-range of information resources, proactively identifying information resources that enhance Arnold's research capabilities
  • Plan for information resources budgeting process by evaluating resources, learning about new resources and monitoring usage
  • Manage information resources budget and information resources invoicing process
  • Coordinate with Havas sister agencies on development of cross-agency contracts and information resource sharing