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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
  • Act as a champion for information resources, proactively identifying information resources training needs, and managing information resources training program for all new hires and existing employees
  • Manage the SIG knowledge portal
  • Develop and manage process to capture key presentations and content to populate the SIG knowledge portal

Insight Development & Strategic Thinking

  • Inform new business smart starts, develop new business backgrounders, and provide news and other information regarding the new business pitch to key members of the pitch team
  • Respond to client-specific research requests from the SIG team, Digital team and Global Planning/Strategy teams, synthesizing key findings

Thought Leadership

  • Manage Economic Snapshot and From Culture to Commerce content and blog
  • Maintain the SIG Knowledge Blog
  • Provide relevant facts and case studies to support Arnold thought leadership, including Arnold On and Global Pulse

Client Management

  • Follow-up with internal clients to ensure that their questions are answered and proactively provide additional relevant information that addresses their original question

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required, Masters in Library Science degree from a leading library science program preferred. An ideal candidate will have 1 year of experience in a research-oriented role, be highly self-motivated, be a proactive team player, thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment, have strong research skills, and exhibit an aptitude for finding insightful nuggets of data/information to answer key questions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by a person assigned to this role. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Arnold reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Apply through our website at www.arn.com

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Adult Services Librarian - Generalist, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy MA

An Adult Services Librarian may work at the Main Library or branch locations performing a wide variety of information, reference and reader's advisory services; developing and conducting programs; instructing customers in the use of library resources and technology; and assisting with collection development.

Qualifications:
See full job description for complete list of required and preferred qualifications.

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school required
  • Minimum one year of experience providing customer service and/or instructional or outreach services to the general public required
  • Minimum one year of experience providing information services preferred
  • Must have current working knowledge of PCs in a Windows environment, library applications, and library automation systems, and be able to use online Internet searching methods and information resources
  • Experience in public speaking and formal writing skills are highly desired, as is fluency in a foreign language (particularly Chinese)

Schedule:
Full-time twelve-month schedule of 35 hours per week will include two evening shifts (1-9 p.m.) per week and two Saturday shifts per month.

Salary & Benefits:
Professional Librarian II, Range 3; Salary $45,637-$55,525 plus hourly differential pay for evenings and weekends. Benefit package includes paid vacation and sick leave, and health and dental insurance.

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Clayton Cheever at ccheever@ocln.org.

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PT Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers MA

About North Shore Community College:

North Shore Community College is a thriving and dynamic public community college with a strong learner-centered focus, serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students in 100-plus programs each year. With new facilities at both urban and suburban campuses twenty miles north of Boston, the College serves an ethnically and racially diverse population, as well as growing numbers of recent immigrants.

Job Description:

PT Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non benefited MCCC unit position.

20 hours per week, Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

The Assistant Librarian provides reference services to students, faculty and staff; information literacy instruction for classes, as needed; circulation back-up; and other related tasks.

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program;

Reference and instruction experience;

Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Reliability/dependability necessary.


Additional Information:

Salary:  $25.95 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: September 3, 2014

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than August 15, 2014 online at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/.

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Head of Reference and Information Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill MA

Job: Head of Reference and Information Services


Duties/Description:
The Head of Reference and Information Services is a key leadership position within the Haverhill Public Library. This position is responsible for the overall management of the Reference Department, Public PC area, and Special
Collections. The ideal candidate will be both a leader and a team player, committed to the overall excellent service
given to patrons library-wide. You will manage a staff of both MLS and paraprofessionals, you will act as building
manager in the absence of the Director and Assistant Director.

You will be:
-comfortable with overseeing the HPL Special Collections, a large collection of local history and genealogical materials

-actively participating in management team meetings

-interested in assisting in the planning and implementation of adult programming, including annual Haverhill Reads

-enthusiastically representing HPL at consortium and community events

-executing top notch non-fiction collection development

-bringing exciting new products and procedures to the attention of the HPL administration

-capable of using good judgment in dealing with difficult patron interactions

-proactive, friendly, flexible, and always willing to learn

Qualifications:
*MLS Degree from ALA accredited institution
*3-5 years experience in a public library administrative position, preferably Reference or Adult Services, managing
both MLS and paraprofessional staff
*High comfort level with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office, and EverGreen ILS(preferred)
*Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
*Experience working within a diverse, urban environment is highly desirable
*Physical ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, stoop, push a book cart, and lift up to 50lbs

Salary: $42,460-49,809 (Steps on City Pay Scale), full benefits

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, Priority Given to Candidates Who Apply by August 22, 2014

Send:
Send resume and letter of application to:


Sarah Moser, Interim/Assistant Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
or smoser@mvlc.org
Email submissions are strongly preferred

 

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Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian

 

The Bowdoin College Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented professional to join a team of librarians who are dedicated to providing high-quality research, instruction, and collection services to students and faculty. Reporting to the Associate Librarian, the Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for direct outreach to assigned departments and programs, including Sociology & Anthropology, Psychology, Gender and Women's Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies, providing specialized reference services and instruction, and building collections to support teaching and research.

 

As a member of the Librarian Liaison Team, the librarian engages in all general reference and instruction activities, including shared reference desk staffing, and participates in team planning efforts. As the outreach liaison to first-year students campus wide, the librarian serves as an entrepreneurial leader, developing targeted programing and services.

 

Qualifications

Required:  A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program or the equivalent in experience, training and practice and at least two years of successful reference and instruction experience in an academic library setting.  Evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and in using technology to enhance student learning; demonstrated ability to provide reference and research service in the humanities and social sciences; experience in collection development; demonstrated leadership and a commitment to pro-active high-quality service; demonstrated initiative in program development and project management; demonstrated experience providing individual and group instruction and excellent presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving; outstanding organizational and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; demonstrated ability to work within a collegial framework and to collaborate effectively.

 

Preferred:  An advanced degree in a social sciences discipline; demonstrated success in developing programs targeted at undergraduate students; experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies; experience using social media successfully in a library setting.

 

Applications will be considered until position is filled, with first consideration given to applications received by August 15, 2014.

 

For further details and to apply visit http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1414.

 

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Department Head, Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a dynamic, future-oriented leader to head the new department of Liaison, Instruction, and Reference Services. The Department Head will lead a group of 19+ FTE to partner in the research and teaching activities of the Institute. This group of highly engaged professionals provides expert research and information support, builds targeted collections, and promotes information-related services in order to maximize the MIT community's ability to engage in independent discovery and become effective consumers of
the resources and services available to them. The department thinks broadly about the provision of instruction and reference services and serves as a resource to other departments who also work directly with the MIT Community. The Head will complete the integration of two formerly distinct departments, Liaisons for Departments, Labs, and Centers (LDLC) and Instruction and Reference Services (IRS), into a single group.


The Department Head will develop and execute a shared vision and plan for liaison, reference, and instructional services for the MIT Community, leading and inspiring an entrepreneurial and service-focused staff to provide MIT with evolving services matched to community needs. The Head will use strong management practices to establish impactful goals and service standards to guide the work of the department, as well as use assessment techniques to ensure effective operations and continuous improvement. The Department Head will foster a working environment that promotes and supports productivity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. The Head will manage resources to optimize support of initiatives and will develop the current
and future-oriented roles, expertise, skills, and capacity of department members. If appropriate, the Head may perform liaison duties for an MIT department, lab, center, program, or administrative group.


The Department Head will work synergistically with other units of the MIT Libraries to deliver a user-focused, integrated portfolio of services to the MIT community, including, in particular, Collections Strategy and Management, Information Delivery & Library Access, Data and Specialized Services, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The Head will also work with the Libraries' Director of Development to propose funding opportunities and meet with donors.


Reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Department Head will participate in developing the overall strategy and goals for the directorate, balancing the needs of the MIT community and the Library system, fiscal constraints, and departmental staff needs. And, as a member of Library Council s/he will participate in strategic planning and other activities to advance the MIT Libraries' mission. The Department Head is also expected to contribute to professional networks of others engaged in similar work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science
  •  Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a client-centered service organization, with a minimum of 5 years of management and supervisory experience that demonstrates success in strategic thinking, managing, motivating and leading teams of professional staff.
  •  Experience in academic and/or research library environments.
  •  Experience in providing instruction, reference, collection, and/or outreach services to a research community.
  •  Proven ability to manage complex, long-term organizational initiatives, and flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing creative solutions.
  •  Demonstrated service commitment and success in user-centered service delivery.
  •  Demonstrated ability to successfully use assessment techniques to foster continuous improvement.
  •  Successful leadership style that includes a commitment to transparency and inclusiveness.
  •  Demonstrated ability to cultivate the growth and potential of staff and to foster a collegial work environment.
  •  A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  •  Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with user communities
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and exploration of technology and its application to user services
  •  Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Proven success in collaboration and strategic partnering and ability to think broadly about the needs and mission of the library system as a whole.
  •  Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion both in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population.
  •  A record of sustained professional contribution and engagement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $100,000 minimum. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.


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


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

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College Librarian, Bay State College, Boston MA

Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Currently Bay State is seeking qualified applicants for the position: College Librarian.


Position Summary

The College Librarian is responsible for all administrative and professional functions of the library with the aim of meeting the informational and educational needs of students, faculty and administrators. The College Librarian holds faculty status and reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


Requirements
• ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Three years of post- Master's degree experience involving library operations, collection development, library information systems.
• Experience in Academic Library

Primary responsibilities

• Manage daily operations in an academic library serving ~1,315 FTE.
• Develop and implement library's strategic plan and assessment tools.
• Select, acquire, and maintain print and electronic collections for 14+ academic programs.
• Design and provide library instruction to over 150 students each semester.
• Plan and administer yearly budget of $100,000+: planning, justifying, allocating funds, monitoring and reporting expenditures, authorizing invoice payments.
• Provide research assistance using a variety of electronic resources (Gale, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc).
• Collaborate with program chairs and faculty in developing collection and services.
• Maintain library website, library OPAC, and library presence on LMS.
• Hire, train, and supervise five work-studies, one evening and one weekend librarian.
• Create research guides, citation handouts, and all other library publications
• Copy catalog over 1,000 titles each year.
• Compile data and assist in writing library sections of accreditation reports.
• Serve on Common Book Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Graduation Committee.

General Responsibilities
• Set short-term and long-term goals to meet the current and anticipated information needs of the college community.
• Design services and systems to meet the Library's mission.
• Formulate and administer library policies and operational procedures.
• Plan the development and use of library facilities such as space needs and physical arrangement of materials.
• Communicate to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs needs for additional funding to meet library's mission, goals, and accreditation standards.
• Determine and assign priorities and deadlines for all library operations.
• Review and respond to student/staff/faculty requests and concerns.
• Write staff and user manuals.
• Evaluate new technologies and information delivery systems for potential usefulness.
• Maintain a vendor pool for library materials, equipment and supplies.
• Participate actively in consortia with the aim of facilitating resource sharing.
• Coordinate activities of the library with those of the college's programs.
• Perform general college responsibilities such as attending meetings and serving on committees and task forces, and attending college-wide events.
• Provide library instruction, library tours, user guides, reference service and/or referrals.
• Keep informed of developments in the profession through regular review of library and information science literature and attendance at meetings and workshops.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


To apply, please send letter of interest, current resume and contact information of three references to: Jeff Mason, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Bay State College, 122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, or to jmason@baystate.edu.
Bay State is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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Senior Archivist for Collections Services, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School is looking for an energetic, collaborative, and enthusiastic Senior Archivist to lead the planning and administration of an integrated program for the discovery of and access to the extensive archival and historical collections of Baker Library, including textual, image, media, and digital resources. The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent customer service by leading the Special Collections Processing program. He/she will manage the Processing Team, directing the ongoing application of cutting-edge practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools, ensuring productive and efficient processes that bring new collections from acquisition to research use, performing hands-on collections processing as needed, and seeking out opportunities for innovation.  The Senior Archivist serves as the departmental lead for exploration and use of archival discovery platforms, collection delivery tools, and other systems for management, access, and discovery of special collections materials. He/she assists the Director, Special Collections, with annual and multi-year strategic planning. He/she also works with the Director on the research and planning of short and long-term projects, tracking the progress of projects, in coordination with collection managers, preparing regular updates on project status, and serving as Project Manager  as assigned. In addition, he/she assists the Director in developing processing and special project budgets, reviewing monthly financial reports and advising the Director on appropriate steps regarding the budget. Collaborates with Baker Library's Baker 3.0 Strategy and Infrastructure and Information Management Services groups to ensure that Special Collections' collections services are aligned with overall KLS Baker 3.0 strategy and infrastructure. Actively contributes to HU and national archival communities by participating in committees and working groups, representing the interests of Baker Library Special Collections; and presenting at conferences to contribute to the greater archival community.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

 

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area, 5+ years professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied types, preferably in an academic or research library.  At least 2 years successful supervisory experience required. Strong organizational skills and outstanding communication skills are essential. Demonstrated ability to initiate new programs and services and to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience as lead processor on large-scale processing projects, managing multiple processors, setting and meeting goals, and developing metrics to measure progress throughout the project. Strong knowledge of and experience with archival and cataloguing standards for a wide array of formats including archival, textual, visual and digital materials. Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in the archival field, including EAC-CPF, linked data, etc. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscript and rare book collections. Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills. Subject knowledge of American social and cultural history desirable. Budget management experience desirable.

 

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/1ldbSa8

If URL does not work go to:

http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

Click on 'Search Jobs'

Click on 'Search Openings'

Enter #33386BR in the Auto Req ID field and click 'Search'.

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Elementary Library Media Specialist, JW Killam Elementary School, Reading MA

Job ID: 922452
Application Deadline: July 24, 2014
Posted: July 14, 2014
Starting Date: August 25, 2014

Job Description
General Description: The Elementary Library Media Specialist is a teaching position that is focused on planning and teaching with colleagues to integrate library media curriculum and other curriculum areas. This position also trains teachers to use audio visual/technological instructional materials throughout the school.

Reports to and is evaluated by: Building principal of each school. Also works with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, other Library Media Specialists and the Library Media Coordinator.

Terms of Employment: The Library Media Specialist will be employed under the terms and conditions of the specific contract between Reading Public Schools and the Reading Teachers Association. The work year for the Library Media Specialist is full time for 185 school days. Compensation: Negotiable in accordance with the contract executed between the Reading Teachers Association and the Reading Public Schools.

Qualifications: Education and Experience:

• Holds a Master's degree from an accredited college or university

• Has a successful teaching background at the elementary level

• Has valid Massachusetts Library Media Specialist Certification teacher certification, or is in the process of pursuing, Library Media Specialist Certification.

• Demonstrates knowledge of computer hardware and software and other technologies and an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and of technology integration.

• Has evidence of outstanding professional accomplishments and experiences.

• Has excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, assessment data, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, correspondence, or procedure manuals; ability to effectively provide training, present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, and the general public; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs; ability to plan and implement lessons and/or workshops; ability to establish and maintain effective positive working relationships with administrators, teachers, students, peers, parents, and community; and ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.

The Superintendent may add or substitute other qualifications relevant to the position.

Essential Functions and Duties:

1. Collaboratively designs, prepares, and implements lessons and units of study that integrate library media skills into other curriculum areas.

2. Organizes, publicizes and implements staff development opportunities for all staff, including reflection, follow-up, and revision.

3. Teaches library and research skills with classroom teacher to classes as well as to individual students.

4. Encourages a love of reading; provides enrichment opportunities and attempts to accommodate the diversity of student needs, interest and abilities.

5. Provides reference services and assistance in locating information.

6. Promotes the awareness and use of new instructional technologies and audiovisual materials.

7. Acts as a resource person in matters concerning library media, technology, audiovisual equipment and materials and their use in the school instructional program.

8. Exercises general supervision in scheduling of materials and equipment for classroom use.

9. Assists in the production of simple audiovisual and library media materials.

10. Arranges for maintenance and repair of audiovisual and library media center equipment.

11. Represents the school in professional organizations related to instructional media.

12. Conducts annual inventories of equipment and materials.

13. Develops in consultation with the principal and staff, an annual budget for purchase of library media and audiovisual materials.

14. Organizes the storage and handling of audiovisual materials for convenience, availability, and effective use.

15. Utilizes input from faculty, students, and professional evaluation tools to requisition library media and audiovisual materials that represent a wide range of subjects, viewpoints, cultures, grades, and interest levels.

16. Supervises the ordering, processing, circulation, shelving, inventorying, and weeding of materials and equipment.

17. Works with the instructional technology specialist and technician (if applicable) to supervise the ordering of technology hardware and software pertinent to the library media center.

18. Organizes an inviting library media facility and promotes appropriate student conduct. 19. Supervises the work of library aides (if applicable) and volunteers.

20. Cooperates with the Coordinator of the Library Media program and with other Library Media Specialists in the development of district wide endeavors, in sharing information, and in utilizing the resources of the Reading Public Library.

21. Publicizes library media programs and resources and encourages community participation, where appropriate.

22. Participates on district wide curriculum committees and other building or system-wide committees.

23. Pursues professional development via attendance at workshops, conferences, and courses.

24. Works with colleagues and students to help maintain the school and district web pages.

25. Works with the instructional technology specialist or technician to develop and implement a scheduled maintenance plan that includes updating and upgrading all computers, administrative software, educational software, and managerial software pertinent to the library media use.

26. Works with the instructional technology specialist to set up technology or audio visual equipment for after school or night school meetings.

27. Models and teaches legal and ethical practice related to technology and library media use.

28. Performs other related duties as assigned by the building principal.

Supervises: The library media specialist does not supervise or formally evaluate any employee.

Physical Demands: The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk. The employee must be able, on occasion, to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. Selection Guidelines: Interested candidates need to apply and will participate in an interview process. The candidate will be recommended by the building principal for appointment by the Superintendent of Schools.


Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Reading Public Schools 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
Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a copy of your Mass
Teacher's Certification through School Spring.

  •  Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information
Catherine Giles, Principal 333 Charles Street Reading, Massachusetts 01867 Phone: 781-944-7831


Apply for this job online at http://www.schoolspring.com/job?922452

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

Institution:  Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

Job:  Children's Librarian, part time. 

 

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

 

Posted:  7/30/14

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Library Professional Associate/Sunday Supervisor, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury MA

SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATE/SUNDAY SUPERVISOR

Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree, MLS preferred; two years of professional library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly dependable. Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including automated circulation systems (Evergreen) and information technology. Experience with online systems and technology; strong customer service orientation with excellent oral and interpersonal skills, public library research and reference skills required.

 

Duties:

  • Supervise and manage Sunday circulation staff
  • Provide direct circulation services
  • Oversee and provide reference services
  • Oversee and manage facility
  • Oversee opening and closing procedures
  • Manage circulation and page staff schedules for Sundays

 

Compensation and Schedule: 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. every Sunday from approximately October through May.  (Length of season may vary with funding resources.)

 

Hourly Rate: $23.49 at PT-2 on municipal personnel system.

 

Send letter of interest/resume to Ellen M. Dolan, Director at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov

  

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Library/Media Specialist .6, Loker School Library, Wayland MA

Job Details


Job ID: 908742

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted: July 8, 2014 Starting Date: August 27, 2014

Job Description:
Provide services to elementary school students as library/media specialist. This is a part-time, .6 FTE, position.

Job Requirements:
1. Bachelor's degree with at least 36 semester hours in Library Sciences, Media Services, or related field required
2. Graduate training and/or degree in the above areas or a related field preferred;
3. Massachusetts educator's licensure with appropriate code;
4. Satisfactory, supervised experience within the last five years as a specialist, student teacher, intern, or apprentice at the secondary or college level within a media services program;
5. Knowledge of teaching the use of electronic media as a course of study and/or as an educational service;
6. Facility with current technology in the field of Media Services;
7. Audio/Visual knowledge is a plus;
8. Experience with diverse populations and commitment to Wayland's goals of diversity and inclusion;
9. Possess those personal and professional characteristics necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.


Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=908742

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Library Director, Goodwin Memorial Library, Hadley MA

Institution:

Goodwin Memorial Library

Job:

Library Director

Duties/Description:

The Board of Trustees of the Goodwin Memorial Library seeks an energetic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Goodwin Memorial Library, located in Hadley Massachusetts, serves a small and active community with a population of 5,000 people. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, the Library Director must manage traditional and evolving library services; develop library policies; supervise and develop staff and volunteers; possess significant IT and financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including upcoming renovations of the historical library building. Director will manage the awarded MBLC Planning and Design Grant. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations of the Goodwin Memorial Library.

Qualifications:

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

Salary:

$45,000 - $50,000 (30 - 35 hours per week)

Closing Date:

September 1, 2014

 

Contact Information:

Interested candidates: submit a letter stating interest and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names of three work-related references to Caryn Perley, Trustee Chair, Goodwin Memorial Library, 50 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035 or carynperley@charter.net

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Technical Services Librarian, Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln MA

The Lincoln Public Library is looking for a sociable Technical Services Librarian who will supervise staff of the Technical Services Department and work shifts at the reference and circulation desks.   The successful candidate is self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, a great multi-tasker with strong verbal and written communication skills and a sense of humor.  This individual should be willing to pitch in to complete whatever tasks need to get done, have an up-beat, can do attitude, and a friendly and professional demeanor.

 

Requirements are a minimum of three to five years of progressive technical services experience and some public service experience.   Working knowledge of the Sierra library system is desirable.  This job is 20 hours per week and includes pro-rated benefits.   Starting pay rate is between $26.86/hour and $29.36/hour.

 

Applicants should send a letter of interest, explaining how they are qualified for this position, and a resume to Barbara Myles, Director, Lincoln Public Library at bmyles@minlib.net.  Application deadline is August 15, 2014.

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham MA

Institution: Stevens Memorial Library


Job: Library Director


Duties/Description: The Board of Trustees of Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library seeks a visionary leader with strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services. The new director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.


Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; enrollment in an accredited MLS program considered; four (4) years professional experience in public library including at least two (2) years in a supervisory position; experience in a C/W MARS library preferred.


Salary: $52,000-$61,000 depending on experience and qualifications


Closing Date: September 1, 2014 but resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Send: To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume by September 1, 2014 to Paula Dowd Chair of the Board of Trustees (pdowd@ashburnham-ma.gov )


Posted: 2014-07-29

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Librarian (Brockton Campus) Evenings, Massasoit Community College, Brockton MA

Job Description: Under general direction, the purpose of the classification is to provide professional evening library services to community college students, faculty, and staff; perform specialized professional work involving library operations and library resource development and access; provide professional reference/research instruction to the Massasoit Community College students, faculty, and staff and to community users; responsible for coordination of assigned staff; and, related work as directed.


Requirements: Master's degree in Library Science, Library & Information Science, or closely related field required. Three years' experience and/or training that includes reference services, bibliographic instruction, library information systems, library operations, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Community College library experience preferred. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, and proficiency in written expression. Excellent computer skills required. Grant writing and newsletter publication experience a plus.


Additional Information:


Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday - Thursday 12:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday 10:30am - 7:00pm; During breaks hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Worksite: Brockton (may require minimum amount of time at other Massasoit instructional campuses/sites)


Salary: $52,564.00 - $60,000.00, Grade 5, commensurate with education and experience in conjunction with classification study, full-time state funded with benefits, MCCC position


Deadline to Apply: August 6, 2014


Application Instructions: Please apply online with a cover letter and resume at : http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/admin_depts/hum_res/jobs.cfm


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


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

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Interim Children's Librarian, Public Library, Middlesex County MA

Position Title:  Interim Children's Librarian                                                                   

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for an Interim Children's Librarian for one of our public library clients northwest of Boston (Middlesex County). This position will begin on 8/25/14 and continue until 10/17/14 

 

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week); will also consider 2 part-time candidates (20 hours/week each) 

Monday 2-9pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm; approximately 2 Saturdays in rotation

 

Job Summary: Work with children and their caregivers in a busy Children's room; implement programming and story-times for children from birth through 6th grade. Requires knowledge of children's literature, programming experience, customer service skills, and enthusiasm for working with children.

 

Technology: Knowledge of Sierra, ability to support patrons using OverDrive, Tumble Books, and internet searching; and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/ by August 10.

 

 

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Interim Director, Public Library, North Central MA

Position Title:  Interim Director                                                                       

 

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for an Interim Director for one of our public library clients in north central Massachusetts. This position will begin as soon as possible and continue for several months until a new director is hired.

 

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week).  Exact hours to be determined.

 

Job Summary: Provide professional, administrative, and supervisory work in directing the activities and operations of leadership and coordinate day-to-day operations of a public library in a small town (under 10,000 population) and in overseeing all library services and resources. Essential functions include:

  • Develop, administer, and coordinate the work of the library and staff
  • Administer policies concerning library operations, equipment, and facilities
  • Advise the Board of Trustees on library operations and policies
  • Train, assign, and evaluate personnel and volunteers
  • Prepare annual budget estimates; administer and account for library expenditures
  • Perform collection development
  • Oversee and implement circulation and technical services
  • Maintain partnerships with town government, community groups, and local businesses and promote library services within community
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program, with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible library work experience, including supervisory experience
  • Complete working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
  • Commitment to high quality customer service
  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, and library technology skills

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/ by August 10.

 

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Library Director, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton MA

The Trustees of the Reuben Hoar Library seek an energetic, personable, forward-looking, collaborative, customer-oriented Library Director for our beloved library. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, motivated to meet the dynamic needs of the community. The candidate will oversee and collaborate with a highly-dedicated, professional, cooperative library staff and make the Reuben Hoar Library a vital, relevant, and exciting place to learn and grow.                             

The Reuben Hoar Library is located thirty miles northwest of Boston in Littleton, Massachusetts -- a small, friendly community of 9,000 residents. The library is a member of the Merrimac Valley Library Consortium and is open 45 hours per week with an operating budget of over $510,000.

 

Duties/Description:  The Director manages the total operation of the library under the direction of the Library Trustees. The Director is responsible for developing and managing the library budget, supervising personnel, overseeing library programming, developing and implementing procedures, and has overall responsibility for materials selection.

 

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator and a professional, friendly and dynamic leader. The ability to work effectively with the Library Trustees, an active Friends organization, a variety of local government and other community agencies is required.

 

Qualifications:  A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is required, plus a minimum of five years of administrative and supervisory experience.

 

Fluency in new and emerging technologies is a must.

 

Knowledge of grant writing and library expansion and building processes is preferred.

 

A complete job description is available at www.LittletonMA.org/employment.

 

Salary: Starts at $70,783,  commensurate with experience

Position starts:  November 2014

Resumes will be accepted until August 25, 2014

 

To apply, submit resume and cover letter to:

A. Essman, HR Administrator

Town of Littleton

37 Shattuck Street

Littleton, MA 01460; OR

aessman@littletonma.org

The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

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Director of Library Services and Archives, St. George's School, Middletown RI

Reports to:                 Dean of Academics

 

Job Summary:            Both teacher and administrator, the Director of Library Services plays a key role in supporting the School's educational goals. The Director is responsible for designing and implementing a dynamic and welcoming service-oriented library program that focuses on the educational needs of the entire school community. The Director also shares with the Assistant Director and the faculty the responsibility for teaching our students 21st ­century Information Literacy and research skills. The Director provides energy, leadership and vision in helping the School implement the Library Mission Statement, in developing programmatic initiatives such as the Crossroads Program, and in enhancing the library's web presence.

 

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all library services, daily operation of the facility, and all library policies, procedures, and initiatives;
  • Responsible for curriculum development of the Information Literacy program;
  • Work closely with the Assistant Director, faculty and students on the research process;
  • Coordinate and oversee the Crossroads Program;
  • Oversee the Archives;
  • Manage a staff that includes an Assistant Director of Library Services, additional library staff, and an Archivist;
  • Direct and participate in the staffing of the library on evenings and weekends;
  • Select, supervise and train student Library Prefects;
  • Attend regular Department Heads meetings;
  • Represent the School at Quarterly Ocean State Libraries consortium (OSL) meetings; train staff and ensure compliance with OSL policies;
  • Participate fully in the life of the School; attend faculty committees, chapel services and all-school assemblies;
  • Serve as a Faculty Advisor to 4-6 students;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Academics or Associate Head for School Life;
  • Support the School and its leadership.

 

Skills/Qualifications Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS with 5-7 years of experience in an academic library;
  • Excellent skills in the areas of communication, organization, and analytical problem-solving;
  • A strong service orientation, and the ability to multi-task with an upbeat demeanor;
  • Proven ability in overseeing projects, training and managing staff;
  • Proficiency in integrating educational technology into the program;
  • Experience in Information Literacy instruction is strongly preferred; 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with college, university or independent school library experience. 
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library systems (Sierra and/or Millennium) and LibGuides preferred.

 

This is an 11-month position that includes participation in the school's TIAA-CREF program, full benefits, and a competitive salary.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and the name, address and telephone number of three professional references to: bob_nula@stgeorges.edu

 

Additional Relevant Information:

 

Library Mission Statement:  The St. George's School library is a vital center of campus intellectual life. It supports St. George's academic program by providing outstanding services, resources, and facilities for research and study.  The library also advances the broader educational mission of the School by awakening interest in a range of ideas, by inspiring a love of learning and scholarship, and by providing a place where all members of the school community can explore multiple curiosities about their world.

 

St. George's School, founded in 1896, is a nationally-known, independent coeducational college preparatory school for 365 boarding and day students in grades 9 - 12. The Nathaniel P. Hill Library houses 31,000 volumes in open stacks, a reference section of 2,500 volumes, and an audiovisual collection.  The library also subscribes to print newspapers and magazines, as well as numerous electronic databases including JSTOR, ProQuest Research Library and historical newspaper archives.  As a member of the Ocean State Libraries Consortium, the library also borrows and lends materials with public libraries in Rhode Island. Students are required to purchase a laptop computer, and the campus is fully wired and also provides wireless capacity. The library is staffed by two professional academic librarians and three part-time assistants, with additional support from the student Library Association and faculty proctors. The facility is open seven days and six evenings a week.

 

 

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Media Specialist at Elementary Level (full-time), Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools, Old Lyme CT

Announcement of Vacancy

2014-2015 School Year

 

Position:

Media Specialist at Elementary Level (full-time)

 

Qualifications:

1. Demonstrated competencies, attitudes and personal characteristics in keeping with high district standards.

 

2. Appropriate Connecticut Certification.

 

3. Must be highly qualified as defined by the State Department of Education regulations.

 

Compensation: Salary and benefits per group contract and salary schedule.

Application Procedure:

Go to http://www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=1584 and fill out online application

Please do not mail, email or deliver application materials. All applications are now accepted online.

 

Date of Posting: June 13, 2014

 

Closing Date: Until Filled

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Children's Librarian, Part Time, Newton Free Library, Newton MA

Position Title:             Children's Librarian, Part Time

 

Department:              Library   

                                                       

Location: 330 Homer Street

 

Salary Range:            $22.86 per hour, ten hours per week              

 

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

 

The Newton Free Library Children's Department is one of the busiest youth departments in Massachusetts and serves children birth through 8th grade and their caregivers and educators. This position assists our full-time children's librarians in providing excellent customer service, programming, reference assistance, readers advisory and special project work as needed. 10 hours per week, evening and weekend hours required.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and experience working in a public library children's room and leading childrens programs required. Applicants must possess a wide variety of computer skills, including familiarity with automated library systems, databases and common programs such as Word, Excel, etc. Strong skills in customer service, reader's advisory and programming preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, work positively with diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

 

 

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

 

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

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.9 Elementary Librarian, Halifax Elementary School , Kingston MA

Halifax Elementary School is a K-6 school. Part-time (.9) librarian needed.

Interested candidates for the position should submit a letter of intent, resume, transcript(s), and three letters of reference to:

Mr. John J. Tuffy, Superintendent of Schools
Silver Lake Regional School District
50 Pembroke Street
Kingston, MA 02364

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Coordinator of Children's Services, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

TOWN OF BELMONT

BELMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY

COORDINATOR OF CHLDREN'S SERVICES

 

This is a full time 35 hour per week, position in an extremely busy Children's Department. The Coordinator of Children's Services plans, organizes and implements department programs, policies and procedures. Oversees the development and maintenance of collection, analyzes patron community needs. Provides assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library resources including online catalog, databases and Internet. Works closely with the school department.  Promotes department activities and events. Must be committed to providing high level of public service. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school with minimum three years of public library experience in Children's Services and two years supervisory experience preferred.

 

The hourly pay range is $29.8032 to $35.7868 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 August 1, 2014

 

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Reference Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for a reference librarian to work at the reference desk, September 2014-June 2015, with the possibility of annual renewal. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent is preferred; MLS candidates who have completed coursework in reference may be considered. Other qualifications include: reference experience, preferably in an academic library; strong interpersonal communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and library users. This is a15-20 hour/week position, including all-day Friday, another half day, and one or two weekday evenings (4-9 pm). Recent graduates, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary: $25 per hour with MLS; $22 for MLS student; no benefits. Please submit letter of application, resume, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin on August 8 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically to
http://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=F7A0D62E8D20653C242D9959ABFFBB49?JOBID=51339

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Library Fellow, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program "is shared value". The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

A cover letter is required in order to gauge your interest in this position.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
  • Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
  • Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
  • Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
  • Provide technology support to patrons
  • Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
  • Develop content for the library's web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
  • Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
  • Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
  • Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
  • In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
  • Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
  • Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
  • Perform other duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bmm2c3x

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Library/Media Specialist, Louise A. Conley Elementary School, Whitman MA

JOB GOALS:

1. To instruct students in accordance with the educational philosophy, course objectives, and curriculum of the District

2. To provide maximum learning opportunities for students in accordance with program objectives and each 'student's abilities, interests, and needs

3. To continuously develop his/her professional knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors in order to improve the educational opportunities of his/her students

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

INSTRUCTION

1. Instructs students in accordance with the District's philosophy of education, policies, and curriculum

2. Directs the teaching/ learning process toward the achievement of program goals, establishes specific objectives for all lessons, communicates these objectives to students.

3. Is prepared to instruct students assigned and has written documentation (e.g., plan book) of preparation

4. Diagnoses the learning needs of students in terms of the course objectives on a continuous basis and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required

5. Employs a variety of instructional techniques, materials, instructional media, consistent with the needs, interests, and abilities of the students and the objectives of the course

6. Assess the progress of students in terms of course ob¬jectives on a continuous basis and provides progress reports as required

7. Sets a positive example for students and community by demonstrating respect and concern for students and an awareness of community values



CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

1. Manages and fully utilizes class time for instructional purposes

2. Establishes and maintains a classroom environment condu¬cive to learning and teaching.

3. Assists the Administration in implementing policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner

4. Promotes appropriate student behavior and attends to misbehavior when it occurs in the teacher's presence whenever it is brought to a teacher's attention (e.g., hallway, cafeteria, washrooms, and grounds) 

5. Takes reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment materials and facilities

ORGANIZATION

1. Conducts school-related activities in conformity with School Committee policies and administrative regulations

2. Cooperates with administrators and others in developing and supporting school activities and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching

3. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and supervisors

4. Maintains accurate student records as required by law, School Committee policy and administrative regulations

5. Takes and records attendance accurately in classes and/or homeroom, notes excessive absenteeism to supervisory personnel and parents

6. Conducts routine assignments with accuracy, promptness and efficiency

7. Maintains an accurate inventory of materials and supplies used in carrying out assignments

8. Performs all other duties as required by the school administration.

PARENT/COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

l. Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes


. 2. Establishes and maintains communication (oral and written) with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

3. Solicits appropriately the help of parent (5) as required in the education of their children.

4. Maintains good humor, enthusiasm, initiative, and integrity with students and parents and has a positive working relationship with them.


CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

1. Assists in the development of curriculum and methods of course/ students evaluation in cooperation with department colleagues and the administration.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT .

1. Incorporates constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement in performance made by supervisors.

2. Continuously self evaluates professional effectiveness in areas of curriculum, classroom performance, and teacher--student, staff and community relationships in order to maintain and/or improve professional competence.

3. Keeps abreast of new developments in his/her instructional discipline(s) and successful educational practices and programs in order to improve the quality of the educational experiences of his/her students.

Position Type: Full-time 

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Massachusetts Educators License Required - Library/Media Specialist

2. Demonstrates ability to instruct school students and to maintain purpose and order in the classroom and all other areas of the school.

3. Commitment to continuously improve professional competence

4. Demonstrates ability to design and deliver instruction to facilitate learning consistent with the philosophy, goals, curriculum and policies as established by the School Committee.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=924732

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Content Analyst - Web Content, Acquire Media, Burlington MA

Job Description: The content analyst will have primary responsibility for the spidered (web-scraped) content in the Acquire Media product offerings. They will be trained in our proprietary tools and gain an understanding of all aspects of our content operation, from data transmission formats to delivery methods and frequency. The position requires a detail-oriented person with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Research availability of online news content and identify relevant and credible content.

 

Manage the implementation life cycle, setting deadlines and providing scheduled milestones for software engineers

 

Classify news sources to our industry and subject taxonomy.

 

Provide content expertise to sales staff and customer account managers.

 

Requirements:

 

• College Degree (B.S./B.A) and 5+ years of experience as a business/technical analyst or librarian/information specialist.

• Familiarity with the software development lifecycle

• Familiarity with tools and data formats (including RSS, XML, and Text Editors)

• Experience working on multidisciplinary teams and an ability to manage small projects.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Salary: $52k/yr 

To apply, send your resume to jmcgorty@acquiremedia.com

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Sr. Reference Librarian, Library Outreach (part-time evening/weekend), Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Description of Duties:

Bentley University Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a part-time, evening/weekend Sr. Reference Librarian position. Responsibilities include providing general and business reference services, and participating in the library's information literacy program. This is a 10 month (43 weeks), academic-year appointment beginning the last week in August and continuing through the second to the last week in June.  

 

Additional Description of Duties:

Provide quality, general and specialized reference service to Bentley University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other library users.

Participate in an active bibliographic instruction program that supports the undergraduate arts & sciences and business curriculum.

Develop research guides and other materials to support the informational needs of the Bentley community.

Requires knowledge of various academic and business information resources, the ability to provide point-of-use instruction to individuals and small groups, and teach formal classes in information literacy.

Necessitates flexibility in work schedule in order to augment full-time librarian schedules. Evening, weekend, and holiday work hours to be scheduled and fully anticipated.

He/she may be called upon to serve as a departmental liaison to specific academic departments and academic initiatives to develop electronic and physical collections that support the research and curricular needs of faculty.

Reference and research point-of-use assistance to library users.

Familiarity with ACRL's Information Literacy Standards.

Participation in information literacy program.

Research new print/electronic resources & recommend for procurement.

Create, maintain and update subject or course-specific Bentley Library Research Guides.

Serve as departmental liaison to specific academic department as needed.

Position Qualifications:

A master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with at least 3 years' experience in reference service, preferably in an academic library setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment with a strong commitment to public service. Familiarity with business, liberal arts and social sciences library resources.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a 10-month, 43-week academic year appointment; on leave 9 weeks per fiscal year from the second to the last week in June to the last week in August.

Evening and weekend hours.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

https://jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405999613804

 

 

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Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary), UP Academy, Dorchester MA

UP Academy - Dorchester

Specials Teacher (Librarian - Elementary)

2014-2015 School Year

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

Role:

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the development of curriculum, the instruction of content, and, most importantly, the success of UP Academy's students.

Specific Responsibilities:

Implement curricula to meet academic standards;

Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards;

Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;

Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations;

Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and

Participate in an intensive staff orientation and training for up to four weeks prior to the school year.

Qualifications:

A passionate belief in UP Academy's mission, values, and educational model;

An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to

achieve them;

An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;

Proven track-record of high achievement;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;

A sense of humility in the face of success;

Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred;

A valid Massachusetts Teaching License for the appropriate grade level;

An ability to meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly

Qualified" according to NCLB; and

Current authorization to work in the United States - A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Compensation:

We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit http://www.upeducationnetwork.org/careers and formally apply for this position through our on- line application system.

UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

NOTE: Please note that some of the elements contained in the job description are subject to bargaining obligations established by state and federal statuses and regulations including but not limited to M.G.L. c.71, §89 and are subject to change.

Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to the Salary Compensation section on the Career Site for more information on compensation. Salaries are listed by Union and Grade/Step.

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Platform Sales Associate, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, the Platform Sales Associate (PSA) will play a critical role in identifying and engaging potential customers for digital platforms published by Harvard University Press, including the Digital Loeb Classical Library and the Digital Dictionary of American Regional English. The PSA will populate and maintain a customer database, arrange trial subscriptions, provide training, negotiate licenses, and manage ongoing customer support.

Responsibilities:

  • Become fully conversant in features and capabilities of HUP digital platforms. 
  • Proactively engages with customers to gain insight, communicate new and improved product functionality, and identify opportunities.
  • Maintains client base and corresponding retention volume by undertaking analysis, research, negotiation, and other activities that increase and solidify customer loyalty to HUP platforms.
  • Identifies, manages, and resolves issues via collaboration with internal teams such as Sales, Marketing, Editorial, and Accounting.
  • Learns and maintains proprietary Account Management System alongside external customer interaction database.
  • Provides regular internal reporting on sales completed and in-process.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, plus at least 3 years' related experience in publishing and customer service OR library information science.

Additional Qualifications

  • Outstanding verbal communication skills; fluency in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.
  • Strong multi-tasking, organizational and prioritization skills, with ability to maintain professional demeanor under pressure.
  • Creative problem solver and decision maker, with enthusiasm and focus to reach positive outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, making decisions based on data and good judgment and drawing on resources to support decision making when appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and draw meaningful conclusions and action plans from data.
  • Capacity to learn and effectively utilize Account Management System and other programs relevant to the role.
  • Advanced degree in Library Science a plus!

Complete job description available at


https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=33077BR



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Reference Librarian (half-time), Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

Job Description:

The librarian, in conjunction with other professional librarians, provides reference services and information literacy instruction.  Needs to be able to troubleshoot a range of computer issues.

DUTIES:

  1. Provides reference services to all library patrons by servicing regular shifts on the reference desk.
  2. Participates in the Information Literacy Instruction program by teaching classes as needed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of Evergreen software; Must be able to start work at 8 a.m. on a consistent schedule.

COMPENSATION:  $25.95/hr.

STARTING DATE:  September, 2014 through December, 2014

HOURS: 18.5 hrs.

DEADLINE:   Screening will begin will applications received by August 8, 2014

For full description and to apply, go to:

http://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51206

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Children's Resource and Services Librarian, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Children's Resource and Services Librarian

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

This position is responsible for the provision of resources and services to children and young adult patrons, and agencies serving such patrons of the library. The ideal candidate will conduct outreach activities to expand the users of the Library and heighten awareness of services, as well as serve as library web master and technical advisor through management of the library web site, web application and development of publications and web authoring.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • To determine task priorities and procedures for children and youth services in consultation with other appropriate staff.
  • To develop and maintain informational resources on agencies, programs and services available to children and youth with disabilities.
  • To select books and provide on-demand searches for patrons and agencies and identify other sources of alternative media materials for titles not available from the Library
  • To coordinate the Library's Summer Reading Program and other specialized activities for children and youth, educators, parents, etc.
  • To make presentations to groups, workshops, conferences, in-service seminars, and other activities to increase and expand the service to eligible users.
  • To serve as library web master and technical advisor in management of the library web site, web application development of publications, web authoring; to ensure electronic publishing standards and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines are in place.
  • To write and/or edit various publications and specialized newsletters targeted to children, youth, and educators to assist and promote utilizing the service effectively. 
  • To assist in the development, marketing and communications efforts as needed, oversee photo shoots for publications, and act as a gatekeeper of the graphic standard guidelines.
  • To perform other related duties and task as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Three (3) years Library of Congress program
  • Experience in children's services, or equivalent of combination of education and experience

 

Preferences given to candidates with:

  • Experience in direct web design
  • Knowledge of Braille and/or American Sign Language

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Library Services Supervisor, Subscription Services, Keene State College, Keene NH

Library Services Supervisor in Subscription Services

Mason Library

 

The Mason Library of Keene State College invites applications for a full-time benefited position of Library Services Supervisor.  This position, under the supervision of the Collection Development Librarian, works with considerable independence and initiative within established guidelines and performs para-professional electronic resource, periodical, and database related tasks.  Starting salary: $16.39/hr., complemented by a competitive benefit package. 

 

Specific Responsibilities: Register, activate and process library subscriptions including databases, digital periodicals and e-books; track library subscription statistics for databases, journals and e-books; maintain electronic and print periodical data holdings including title changes, vendor information, holdings information and renewals; maintain stacks for print periodicals; select and prepare materials for binding; troubleshoot access problems for databases, e-books, and digital periodicals, identify discrepancies within digital journal holdings with title list and make recommendations for correction.  Edit library catalog records following standards and protocols specific to Technical Services; process and supervise student employee processing of print periodicals including check in and claims; maintain communication with Library Systems for updates in link resolvers and library website; communicate with subscription vendors as needed under direction of supervisor.  May hire, train, and supervise student workers for periodicals, stacks maintenance, and binding. 

 

Other responsibilities include: Support the day-to-day operations of the library, communicate with the library and college community, use library specific databases, uphold library policies and procedures, perform transactions with outside constituencies, participate in professional development activities, other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications Required: Associate's degree and three years of library work experience, or any combination of higher education and related work experience equal to five years; experience working in a customer service environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with computer applications; organizational/data entry skills including attention to detail; supervisory experience; ability to work as a team member and independently in a rapidly changing environment.  

 

Additional Desirable Qualifications: knowledge/experience with Millennium, Serials Solution 360 Link, print and digital periodicals; experience in an academic library environment.  Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54477

 

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

  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities.
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately; application materials must be received by Friday, August 1, 2014. 

 

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 societyWe will recognize internal candidate status for those USNH non-status employees who have worked for USNH for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours, or a half-time schedule.  Applicants are responsible for notifying Keene State College Human Resources of their internal candidate status.

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Library Director, Langley-Adams Library, Groveland MA

Position Overview

The Library Director provides leadership and is expected to advocate and positively represent the library within the community. The Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the library, including all library services, collection development, personnel, policies, outreach and programs, short and long range planning, as well as prepare and manage the library's budget. The Director serves under the general supervision of the publicly elected Board of Trustees, who develops library policy with the professional advice of the Director, and acts in accordance with board policies, regulations and standards of the Board of Library Commissioners, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Essential Job Functions

• Plans and supervises the operation of the library; recommends library policies, programs and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to the community
• Responsible for long-range planning for library services, meeting all federal, state and local guidelines; responsible for leading staff in the implementation of this plan
• Responsible for providing the means and direction for staff to access current information on improving services with emerging technologies and methods of service delivery
• Promotes library services to the community, including participation in various civic organizations, speaking to groups, and meeting with individuals. Promotes and publicizes library activities
• Responsible for the selection of books and other library materials, including electronic materials in accordance with policies developed in consultation with the Board of Trustees. Evaluates collection for weeding and discard of materials. Implements periodic inventory of library collections to determine condition, currency and use of materials
• Prepares annual budget request for presentation to the Trustees, Finance Committee, and Board of Selectmen
• Actively pursues supplemental sources of funding, preparing grant proposals for state and local sources and other organizations, to fund new or supplemental service needs, programs and collections. Administers grant and other funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-frames
• Manages and coordinates schedule of library staff. Directly supervises and annually evaluates staff. Recruits, selects, promotes and terminates personnel as needed
• Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high quality public services, encouraging creativity and initiative
• Maintains strong community relationships utilizing volunteers and other community resources. Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and businesses
• Manages all aspects of technology-related library functions, both internal and consortium-related. Investigates and recommends technological enhancements related to service, programs and materials to Board of Trustees
• Maintains affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations. Attends
workshops, seminars and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments
• Keeps informed of professional issues, trends and perceptions through reading
professional literature and online sources
• Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid or enhance library
services and development
• Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees. Presents written and oral Director's
Reports at all Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and status of on-going library
programs and other matters related to service, facility, planning, personnel and policy
matters requiring consideration or action
• Attends Town Meetings as needed, representing the Library to the community
• Prepares a yearly written report of all library activities and expenditures for inclusion
in the Town of Groveland Annual Report
• Resolves conflicts effectively and solves problems efficiently


Requirements

• Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and materials
• Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations
• Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests
• Ability to write and administer grants
• Considerable knowledge of methods of library administration and management, including personnel, planning, and finance
• Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices. Ability to direct and lead staff
• Ability to meet and deal with people effectively and appropriately
• Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Excellent planning and organizational skills
• Ability to understand, operate and troubleshoot computer systems and associated related software
• Ability to adapt, initiate, innovate, and provide exemplary customer service.
• Ability to work cooperatively in a team-centered environment


Physical Requirements

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

Education and Experience

• Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association Program preferred
• Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in library administration
• At least two years of supervisory experience

To see a full job description visit www.grovelandma.com or www.langleyadamslib.org

 

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

Closing Date:              6-8 weeks from date of posting

 

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

 No calls please.

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Senior Publishing Technology Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA


Job Description

SENIOR PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, MIT Press, to serve as the point person for evaluating and implementing new technologies and assist with developing technology strategies for the Books and Journals divisions. Will optimize the creation and distribution of eBooks, digital journal materials, and supplemental materials by managing both the integration of current systems and implementation of new technologies; help streamline and integrate each divisions' digital production and distribution infrastructure; liaise with current technology providers (e.g., Atypon and Firebrand) to ensure smooth operation; manage vendor relationships; manage metadata initiatives; assist with digitization projects; assist in training staff to use new technologies; maintain thorough documentation and interface with software development team to introduce and build upon current books and journals requirements; stay abreast of technology developments; work with stakeholders to identify and document requirements for new technology projects and platforms and with developers to codify these requirements into workable designs; and meet with potential publishing clients and explain the Press' technology approach and future direction.


Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years' experience working in an academic publishing environment; working knowledge of XML, DTDs, ePub, and HTML; demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships; ability to multitask; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to communicate complex technical issues to nontechnical staff and vendors. Familiarity with a broad range of technologies including content platforms, production systems, e-commerce, content management systems, manuscript cleanup systems (e.g., eXtyles), Google Analytics, web technologies, mobile reading devices, and subscription management systems preferred. Master's degree in library science or publishing also preferred, as is a general understanding of programming technologies (especially XSLT transforms). Experience working on scholarly journals a plus. Job #11312-O

7/7/14


MIT is an equal employment 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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Hidden Collections Project Cataloger, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA

Gutman Library has an immediate opening for a temporary, full-time project cataloger to bring under bibliographic control the Library's special collection of public school reports. Published by state and local government agencies, these materials comprise over 10,000 titles documenting public education in the United States from the early 1830s through the early 1950s. Additionally, the collection includes a scattering of directories, rules and regulations, curricula and other publications from various state and municipal educational departments. The cataloger will focus on the task of cataloging the holdings of the six New England states (approximately 2000 titles).

The project cataloger will perform original and complex copy cataloging primarily of serials, as well as some monographs and pamphlets using ALEPH and OCLC, and create related holdings and item records for each title. The project cataloger will communicate, consult and work closely with the Cataloging Services Librarian and the Special Collections Librarian regarding local cataloging standards, descriptive practices and other handling of the materials. Additionally, she/he will re-house the materials as needed.

This position is a term appointment funded through June 30, 2015.

Please upload resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Applicants must have a MLS degree, made significant progress towards the completion of degree, or possess a combination of education and relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Aleph or another ILS, MARC standards, OCLC Connexion, AACR2 and Library of Congress subject headings required.

Proven interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, flexibility and sound cataloging judgment, problem-solving abilities and the capability to prioritize and work efficiently in a high production environment are essential. He or she must be able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with the supervisory and other library staff. A background in education and/or United States history is considered highly desirable.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33202BR

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Coordinator of Library Services, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA


FULL-TIME COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES: (Lawrence Campus) (37.5 hours per week) (MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position) Anticipated Start Date: August, 2014


Northern Essex Community College seeks an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking Coordinator of Library Services, reporting to the Director of Library Services, to work as part of the library leadership team on the Lawrence campus. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for supervising all aspects of the operations of the Lawrence campus library, serving students, faculty, staff and community users. Participates in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.

  •  Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Lawrence campus library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library management team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users at our urban campus. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Establishes and reviews policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Lawrence campus.
  •  Provides direct supervision of support staff and technical guidance for all professional staff at the Lawrence campus library. Develops staff training materials, writes performance evaluations and conducts evaluation meetings. Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open.
  •  Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assumes a leadership role in the development and revision of the library website.
  •  Plans and implements programs of library instruction to support NECC's information literacy objectives. Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.
  •  Oversees the development of the Lawrence library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials to be added to that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Lawrence, and the unique needs of the population we serve. Supervises the annual inventory of the Lawrence collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  •  Collaborates with area public librarians, academic librarians and others beyond NECC to help provide programs, resources and services that support educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.
  •  Participates in the ongoing process of assessing all aspects of library services, collections and facilities. Assists instruction librarians and faculty in the development of programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning; assists faculty by providing the information needed to assess college programs through the program review process as well as programmatic accreditations where applicable.
  •  Performs other duties, as required.

Required:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.


At least five years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with LibGuides, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.


Preferred:
Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting. Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.


Experience in supervising and training library staff. Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others. Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change. Demonstrated experience in working with students, faculty and staff of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with differing levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.


Salary: Anticipated salary range is $57,330.00 - $68, 823.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6


Deadline: July 25, 2014 POST #:45023

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50910


NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


NOTES:
Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6
Internal Number: POST#: 45023

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Instruction and Research Librarian, Wheelock College Library, Boston MA

Title: Instruction and Research Librarian

 

Wheelock College Library seeks a highly-motivated, service-oriented Instruction and Research Librarian with an enthusiasm for teaching. Must have a passion for the role information literacy can play in student success, and an appreciation for working in a collaborative environment. Creative, energetic, knowledgeable professionals are encouraged to apply.

 

The Instruction and Research Librarian provides leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering library and information literacy instruction in support of the mission of the College.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Plans, implements, promotes, and assesses instruction programs for information literacy and library research for students, faculty, and staff

 

  • Develops instructional materials to support classes and independent learning

 

  • Responsible for outreach to faculty and staff to develop collaborative opportunities in instruction and research

 

  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed

 

  • ·         Responsible for development of the reference collections; contributes to the development of all other Library collections and selects in areas assigned

 

  • Keeps abreast of trends and initiates new instruction and reference services as appropriate, for all learners and members of the community

 

  • Oversees Archives operations

 

 

Qualifications

 

§  Master's degree in library or information science

 

§  2 or more years of post-degree academic library experience teaching information literacy classes and providing reference services.

 

§  Demonstrated ability to teach, and knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices

§  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

§  Ability to be flexible, work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in a fast and changing environment

 

§  Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed.

 

Additional Information

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 
Please apply online only by going to www.wheelock.edu and clicking on Work@Wheelock

 

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:
69,814.93 - 90,101.95 annually

Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in
planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service
  • delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  •  Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  •  Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  •  Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  •  Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  •  Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  •  Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  •  Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  •  Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications  and contracts.
  •  Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  •  Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures
  • for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Experience in serving diverse populations.
  • Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  • Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library sciences from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the
provisions of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and
apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment , or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester 455 Main Street, Room 109 Worcester, MA 01608 EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline Extended to Friday, August 1, 2014

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

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

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Albany Branch Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford CT

The Albany Branch of the Hartford Public Library serves as the hub of the North End community, providing a safe space for young people, as well as a growing number of adult customers.  The North End has seen a decrease in crime as community policing and the efforts of an engaged business and non profit community has started to take effect.  The Albany Branch Manager plays a key role in managing the operations of the library, and serves as a resource for the community, with a seat a the table to address local issues and the power to make a positive impact.  The Albany Branch is a new building that is airy and open, and is adjacent to three schools, making it a popular destination for students.  They have a highly effective, experienced and engaged team in place, including a Youth Services Librarian, a Security Guard, a full time Library Assistant and two part time staff. The role is open due a promotion.

 

Reporting to the Public Service Director, who was previously in this role at the Albany Branch, the Branch Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the library, serving as a working floor manager and reinforcing the customer focused environment. They manage the public service operation of the branch library including circulation, adult services, youth services and security.  They are responsible for training, scheduling and evaluating staff, including short term and long term planning.  They work with the development of the branch's collection and programming, and assist in all areas of administration.  The Hartford Public Library has received national recognition for innovation and public service, and they are known for being a supportive organization that hires creative people with a passion to serve.  This is a chance to learn from the best while working in a challenging environment where you can really make a difference. 

Responsibilities

  • Answer reference questions, perform readers' advisory services and work with public service desks
  • Promote community use of the branch library by speaking to community groups and through other community contacts, acting as an advocate for branch services
  • Develop and present library sponsored programs for all age groups including working with educators for class visits and library instruction
  • Responsible for the organization, supervision and effectiveness of Circulation, Adult Services, Youth Services and Security. Promote an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages library staff to provide exceptional customer service
  • Responsible for scheduling that ensures adequate staffing on public desks
  • Participates in the selection of materials for the branch, evaluating the collection using information from users, potential users and standard weeding and evaluation tools
  • Under the supervision of the Public Service Director, formulate the goals, plans and procedures for the branch library, coordinating the activities of the branch in conjunction with overall Library policy
  • Participate in the overall administration of the Hartford Public Library through committee or taskforce assignments
  • Prepare daily, monthly and annual reports as required,  including the annual budget, supplies, and  maintenance of buildings, furnishings and equipment
  • Serve on professional and community boards where appropriate

 

Qualifications

 

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, with active participation in organizations like CLA and NELA a strong plus
  • Previous library experience highly desirable
  • Must have successful supervisory/ managerial experience, with service organization experience preferred
  • Must have a strong commitment to working within a team management structure
  • Must have a strong commitment to public service
  • Knowledge of selection and classification of library collection helpful, with thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs
  • Must have strong computer skills with expertise in word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Must have a valid Connecticut driver's license or the ability to obtain one upon employment

 

Contact:

 

Rebecca Wareing, CPC- rwareing@msi1.com or 860-761-3239

 

MSI PROCESS:  If you are interested in moving forward in the MSI Process for evaluation related to this outstanding opportunity, please complete the following, REQUIRED steps:

 

  1. Amend this document by fully describing in bold print your relative expertise after each of the responsibilities and qualifications "bullets". 
  2. Return amended document and a copy of your updated resume and we will contact you to arrange an interview.
  3. Please attach 3 professional references with contact information.  An official college transcript will be required at final interview stage for those positions that require a degree.  This step will indicate your consent for MSI to conduct background reference checking and education verification at a later date in the process.

 

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School, Kingston MA

Position:                   Librarian/Media Specialist, Sacred Heart High School

Reports to:               Principal, Sacred Heart High School


Mission:

Sacred Heart High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Divine Providence, is a private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory combined intermediate school and high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School.  At Sacred Heart, we strive to inspire minds, define character and encourage responsible leadership through a curriculum that prepares students to pursue knowledge now and throughout their lives. In the tradition of the Sisters of Divine Providence, we seek to develop a community of faith that encourages students to act with compassion, to work for a just society, and to pursue opportunities to develop and share their God-given talents in service to society.

 

Position Overview:

Sacred Heart High School is a 360-student private, co-educational, Catholic, and college preparatory high school.  It is part of Sacred Heart School System, which includes an Early Childhood Center and Elementary School. 

 

The Librarian/Media Specialist is charged with providing a learning environment which provides relevant and challenging materials in both print and non-print media.  The Librarian/Media Specialist invites intellectual growth and assists students in acquiring necessary research skills.  Additionally, he/she acts as a resource person and role model for the faculty and staff.  The Librarian's work day is 7:45 to 3:45.

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Contributes to the growth of the Sacred Heart community by maintaining a professional, orderly and efficient library and establishing a positive rapport with faculty and students.
  • Is a resource to department Chairs and Faculty in finding and utilizing materials relative to specific subject areas.
  • Responsible for researching, ordering, maintaining, and updating the current collection of print and non-print materials in addition to cataloging, shelving, archiving, and circulation.
  • Attends all Faculty and In-Service meetings and meets with the Administrative Team as requested.
  • Keeps current with library trends through memberships in professional organizations and attendance at professional workshops.
  • Provides instruction on all library resources in conjunction with subject area employees through scheduled classes, in the library, computer lab, classroom or individual orientation.
  • Acts as a resource in the establishment of reading programs and reading lists within the school.
  • Oversees library volunteers, student interns, and part-time personnel when applicable.
  • Responsible for the general appearance of the library and contacts maintenance when necessary, facilitates and approves displays within the library.
  • In conjunction with the principal is responsible for the implementation of the library yearly budget.
  • Works to develop short term and long term strategic plans for the library, the collection, and the technological advances that will impact our students in fulfillment of our mission.
  • Oversee "Virtual High School" and our online learning program.

 

Qualifications:  

  • Licensed as a school librarian by the State of Massachusetts - preferred.
  • Master's degree in Library Science or Librarianship - preferred.

 

 

Interested individuals, please contact Michael Gill, Ed.D., Principal, Sacred Heart High School, 399 Bishops Highway, Kingston, MA  02364.  Email preferred:  mgill@sacredheartkingston.com

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Records Technician, Law Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Records Technician for full-time assignment at global law firm in Boston, MA. The Records Technician will be responsible for general file production and maintenance in accordance with the firm's records information management (RIM) standards and controls. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of work experience in a legal environment, familiarity with Excel, LegalKEY or other record-keeping software, demonstrate a strong task orientation and exceptional attention to detail. Need is immediate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and retrieve files for client use as requested. Deliver files to clients within established time frames and ensure returned files are properly logged and placed back in their proper location;
  • Perform tasks associated with general file production including descriptive data entry that is accurate and consistent with firm standards into file tracking software, generation of application labels and bar codes to folders, inter-filing (by alphabetical order and sort by number);
  • Analyze existing file information to determine when new record series must be created. Verify and collect additional data from legal assistance, secretaries and clerks;
  • Prepare and organize files for storage and retrieval;
  • Assist in quality control in the file creation process to ensure compliance and consistency with departmental and firm standards;
  • Perform relief and/or project duties and responsibilities, which may include assisting with searches, file maintenance, file conversions and file inventories.

Qualifications:

  • Two years post-secondary or records-specific training with minimum of two years of work experience in a legal environment;
  • Prior experience with Excel, LegalKEY or other record-keeping software highly desired;
  • Proactive task orientation with ability to plan and organize tasks related to file production and maintenance;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet obligations with confidentiality, integrity and sensitivity;
  •  Physical activity required including bending, reaching, lifting and prolonged periods standing. May lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

To apply:

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

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

www.accufile.com

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Library Director, Medfield Memorial Public Library, Medfield MA

Duties/Description:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Closing Date: August 8, 2014

Send:

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume and 3 references by August 8, 2014 to Andrea Cronin, Chair of the Hiring Committee (cronin.ander@gmail.com).

 

 

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Library Media Specialist, Amherst Middle School, Amherst NH

Amherst Middle School located in Amherst, NH, is currently accepting applications for a Library Media Specialist to guide the transformation of the library into a 21st century Information Center resource.  The Library Media Specialist will be a strong leader, instructional partner and technology integrator. The successful Library Media Specialist will engage and support students and staff in critical thinking. Qualified candidates should possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, hold NH certification as a Library Media Specialist, and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. Application deadline is July 18, 2014.

 

Additional details and on-line application may be found on our website at:  http://sau39.org/Page/566.

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Assistant Cataloger - Temporary Assignment, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

The Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library seeks a full-time assistant cataloger for two years. Under the direction of the Head Catalog Librarian, the Assistant Cataloger is responsible for cataloging new acquisitions, purchases and donations, as well as assisting with the Library's retrospective conversion data base clean up.  The position will also assist with cataloging issues that are a result of a complete inventory of the library's holdings, information verification and assist with other projects assigned by Head Catalog Librarian.

 

A Bachelor's Degree and 2 years cataloging experience are required. Work towards a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library and information science program is desired.  Voyager Library System experience preferred.  OCLC Connexion experience a must. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures and knowledge of USMARC formats, AACR2r, LCSH/LC classification schedules. Monograph and serial cataloging experience a must. Team work, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and superior oral and written communication skills and commitment to excellence are required.  Must be able to lift as much as 20 pounds and climb library ladders as high as 12 feet.

 

Please send your cover letter, resume to jobs@pem.org or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970.  PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Archives Assistant, Town of Hingham, Hingham MA

Employer:     Town of Hingham, Mass.

Position:        Archives Assistant

Hours:           16 per week, Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Wednesdays

Duration:      One Calendar Year, With Possibility of Renewal

Salary:           $16.25/hr

 

Description

 

The archives assistant will report to the Town Archivist and will have multiple responsibilities at the Town Hall and Hingham Public Library.  These duties include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Inventorying, arranging, and describing historic town records and special collections dating from the 17th century to the present
  • Conducting basic preservation activities
  • Assisting in the creation of unique retention schedules for town departments
  • Participating in outreach activities, including the creation of promotional brochures, website text, and blogs
  • Researching local history using a variety of sources in order to complete the tasks listed above

 

Qualifications

 

  • Current graduate student in an accredited library science or archives program, or a recent graduate from such a program.
  • Experience processing institutional and special collections.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Familiarity with records management techniques and processes.
  • Familiarity with the use of social media outlets for promotional purposes.
  • Ability to lift a maximum of forty pounds on a regular basis.

 

Application

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Jennifer Williams, Town Archivist, at williamsj@hingham-ma.gov.  The deadline for the submission of applications is July 25, 2014.

 

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Chinese Collection Consultant, temporary and unclassified, Memorial Hall Library, Andover MA

Definition: Under the direction of the Head of Circulation and Technical Services, manage all aspects of the Chinese Collection, including cataloging, weeding, and ordering new Chinese materials in various formats.

 

Essential Functions : 

Catalog all Chinese materials, including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines, recognizing if the bibliographic record matches the material in hand. Help staff determine what needs to go on the spine label and pocket.

 

Order all new Chinese materials through reputable vendors and in all formats, including books, DVDs, and CDs.

 

Consult with the serials committee, recommending purchase of popular Chinese magazines and newspaper subscriptions.  Recommend withdrawal of serial subscriptions, when necessary.

 

Weed the Chinese collection using standard librarian weeding procedures (by condition or last activity date).  Be able to recognize classic Chinese authors or titles.

 

Collaborate with other library staff, as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 

Knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures.

 

 Computer literacy; including but not limited to the Internet, the Evergreen ILS, Windows 7, online cataloguing, word processing software and spreadsheets, and online databases.

 

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

 

Commitment to excellence in customer service.

 

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

 

Education and Experience:

 

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program preferred.

 

Two or more years of library experience preferred.

 

Any equivalent combination of education and experience accepted.

 

Physical Elements:

 

Work in an unusually busy and relatively noisy library environment.

 

Lift books and related library materials, no more than 40 pounds.

 

Walk and climb stairs on three levels.

 

Regularly use computer keyboard requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

 

Salary: $20 per hour, non-benefited, not to exceed $2,000 for FY15

 

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Circulation Manager, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks enthusiastic, experienced, and
customer-focused candidates for the role of Circulation Manager at
Brown's John D.  Rockefeller Jr. Library.  Rockefeller Library is the
main library on Brown's campus for humanities and social sciences and is used by students and faculty across many disciplines.  The
Circulation Manager plans and provides operational management for all activities and services provided at the Rockefeller Library
circulation desk, including circulation, course reserves, document
delivery and resource sharing.  The Rockefeller circulation desk also
serves as an information service point for users on-site and remotely.
This position ensures the circulation desk is fully functional for all
hours the library is open, including nights and weekends and during
inclement weather.

Working closely with library colleagues, the Circulation Manager
develops procedures and policies that align the department's services
with the Library's goals.  S/he uses critical thinking and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and track trends for optimum service provision.  S/he plans and develops clear guidelines for implementing new services.   This position also serves as liaison to other departments within and beyond the Library to provide information
on available services and to ensure consistent service library-wide.

The Circulation Manager supervises approximately 10 bargaining unit
staff and several student workers.  S/he is responsible for managing
staff performance, including hiring, scheduling, evaluating, and
training.  The successful candidate will demonstrate that s/he can use tact and sound judgment as the position works directly with faculty, students and university staff in a highly-visible public service setting.

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) customer service experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Outstanding human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and good judgment
  • Mathematical skills applicable to budget, payroll, and statistics
  • Experience using an integrated library system
  • Experience using standard office productivity software (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Ability to produce statistical and analytical reports using appropriate tools
  • Experience with academic library public services for the humanities and social sciences
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, clientele, and partners



To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. 113332.  Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Permanent Part-time Instruction and Reference Librarian, Teti Library and Special Collections, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH

Job Title:       Permanent Part-time Instruction and Reference Librarian

(21 hours/week, 8-month) Academic Year

 

Start Date:    September, 2014

 

The Teti Library and Special Collections at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA), seeks a creative and energetic Instruction/Reference Librarian.  Teti Library is located in the historic Fuller Hall Building in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire.   The Special Collections houses rare and valuable books and fine art photography, drawing researchers from around the country.  Teti Library is a member of GMILCS and NHCUC, and serves the public as well as NHIA students.   NHIA is a NEASC and NASAD accredited fine arts college, granting degrees in Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA), Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) and Masters of Arts in Art Education (MAAE).  

 

 

General Job Summary: The Instruction-Reference Librarian is a part-time (21 hours per week) 8 month/year position reporting to the Director of Teti Library and Special Collections.  The Instruction-Reference Librarian is responsible for creating and implementing the information literacy programs for NHIA students, as well as overseeing public services for the library.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  •          Provides leadership in planning, scheduling and implementation of information literacy services.  Develops research and course guides utilizingLibGuides.
  •          Develops and conducts assessments of learning needs and outcomes for all aspects of information literacy and reference services. Collaborates with Library Director and Academic Department Chairs to develop new information literacy classes.
  •          Assists with general and specialized collection development.
  •          Plays an active role in library outreach and programming, including the new Student Art Gallery at Teti Library. Oversees the social media presence of the Library.
  • Coordinates, promotes and provides access and instruction in the Special Collections of the Library.  Provides research in Special Collections and Institute Archives, as needed.
  • Oversees statistics gathering for reference and public service activities, as well as database usage.
  • Supervises the Reference Assistant, provides library staff training, and recommends professional development, as needed.

 

 

 

Relationships: 
Reports to the Library Director. Interacts with NHIA students, staff, faculty, and public visitors. Participates in professional growth activities and consortium-related relationships such as GMILCS and NHCUC meetings, interest groups and continuing education workshops. Participates on NHIA committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications 

 

required:

  • ALA accredited MSLIS or MLS or equivalent. 
  • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills with a pleasant and outgoing demeanor.
  • Experience in academic library instruction and reference services 
  • Knowledge of electronic resources and instructional technology, particularly mobile and 'smart' technologies.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Creative problem solver and strong team player.
  • Ability to be flexible in job tasks and scheduling.

Highly desirable: 

  • Background in studio art, art history, and/or creative writing
  • Experience working with visual learners. 
  • Familiarity working with archival and special collections materials
  • Familiarity with LibGuidesArtStor, and other art related sources. 

 

 

Closing Date:

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to teach a short library instruction session.

 

Salary/Benefits:

This permanent part-time position is 21 hours/week for 8 months a year at $20/hour.  The schedule is flexible to meet instruction needs, but will begin at the start of the fall semester and will likely end at the end of April each year.  Pro-rated annual leave, sick leave, and holiday pay included, although no health or dental benefits are available with this position.

Address:

Please submit cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three professional references to:  Betsy Holmes, Director of Teti Library and Special Collections via email:  betsyholmes@nhia.edu



Web Site: http://nhia.libguides.com/home

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Library and Technology Specialist, Pine Glen Elementary, Burlington MA

Infuse multimedia resources throughout the school curriculum via the library and technology program.

 

Functions:

  • Facilitates the alignment of an educational technology and library media program with information literacy standards and other school programs
  • Organization, administration, and evaluationof the school library media center
  • Facilitates school library budgeting and supplies
  • Developslibrary media center policies and assists staff and students with legan and ethical issues relating to use of materials and the internet
  • Selects andmaintains resources (both digital and print)
  • Coordinates relationship between school curriculum, eduction technology, and library media center collection
  • Discovers, maintains, and promotes appropriate digital resources for students, teachers, and ITS
  • Develops and maintains digital spaces such as blog, wikis, web sites, video channels
  • Build collaborative relationships with businesses, professional organizations, and schools
  • Provides first level of support for all district technology, applications, and systems
  • Maintains and coordinates the posting and organization of technology HelpDesk request and services
  • Outstanding knowledge of web based tools and social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of iPads and Apps for learning
  • Outstanding knowledge of Googe Apps
  • Outstanding knowledge of print and electronic resources as well their proper use and dissemination
  • Outstanding knowledge of current and emerging technologies
  • Outstanding knowledge of the needs of diverse learners and the diversity in reading levels for students
  • Work closely with school Instructional Technology Specialist and district Library media and Technology Team
  • Works closely with district Information Technology Team
  • Assists with use of educational applications
  • Assists with effective professional development in regards to technology integration
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of after school workshops for teachers, staff, and parents
  • Assists teachers and students with appropriate technology for research, information poer, and hands-on learning
  • Designs and presents effective professional development workshops for classroom teachers on professional development days
  • Assists teachers with the preparationof resource rich lessons and interactive technology activities for students
  • Teaches lessons in the library media center or classrooms promoting effective digital citizenship and web activity
  • Provides support and guidance to all faculty in the areas of technology and library media
  • Works effectively with all members of the staff
  • Exhibits outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

Applications will be accepted 
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 AM  -
Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:00 PM 

 

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Systems Librarian, Mansfield CT

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 benefits package. Hiring rate is $30.62-$32.94 per hour and is dependent upon the selected candidates 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. Formal course work in computer science and experience with Wordpress theme development, Windows Server 2008, Envisionware, and Sierra products highly desirable. Public library experience is preferred. 

The selected candidate will be subject to a background check. Application deadline is July 24, 2014 at 6:30pm. Interested applicants must submit an employment application atwww.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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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY:
$42,264.64 - $61,508.10 annually; $20.25 - $29.47 hourly


A beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services  Coordinator with the responsibility for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for young adults, children, parents, teachers, and other adults; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome.
  •  Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  •  Builds, manages and promotes an extraordinary teen services collection.
  •  Seeks new ways to utilize the best technological developments for teens.
  •  Plans and implements programs for teens including leading the Teen Advisory Group, tours and outreach services.
  •  Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  •  Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library in the community,.
  •  Assists in the development and implementation of programming for parents, teachers, students and other adults who work with teens.
  •  Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations.
  •  Creates beautiful displays, bibliographies, finding aids, and teen spaces.
  •  Stays informed of professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  •  Researches and writes grants focusing on services, programs and technology initiatives for a teenage audience.
  •  Trains, supervises and evaluates pages and volunteers.
  •  Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.


MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICIATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL


JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting youth, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  •  Show commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  •  Share your delight in children's and young adult literature.
  •  Lead and teach with joy.
  •  Search for information with demonstrated knowledge of search skills and electronic resources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  •  Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  •  Initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision.
  •  Collaborate, create positive working relationships, inspire fun while working with a team.
  •  Work cooperatively with all staff.
  •  Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  •  Excel when communicating both verbally and in writing.
  •  Listen actively and patiently.
  •  Show enthusiasm and flexibility.
  •  Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  •  Reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

 Ability to communicate in more than one language - preferably Spanish.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children is preferable.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other
locations.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment, or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester 455 Main Street, Room 109 Worcester, MA 01608 EOE/AA employer.

Application Deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014

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

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

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Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian, William Hall Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian I: Youth Services Librarian -William Hall Library. Under general supervision of the Branch Librarian, with advice, guidance and direction from the Coordinator of Youth Services, is responsible for youth services in the branch library. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.


The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY
$40,527.87; $42,130.72 after six month probationary period

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
• One year of experience in public library youth services.
• Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Provides exemplary customer service.
• Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children, teens and families.
• Develops a plan of service for young people and related populations in the neighborhood based on community needs and library goals.
• Plans, creates, conducts and evaluates innovative youth programs.
• Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
• Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
• Operates, troubleshoots and provides instruction on all library-owned technology.
• Contributes to the youth services team's efforts to plan, fund, market, and evaluate system-wide collections and services.
• Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations.
• Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
• Acts as Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Branch Librarian.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
• Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
• Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's and YA literature.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent public speaking skills.
• Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
• Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
• Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
• Experience with integrated library systems.
• Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
• Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 18, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Evening Information Literacy Librarian, American International College, Springfield MA

POSITION:                            Evening Information Literacy Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                   Library

 

SUPERVISOR:                      Director of Library

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet.  Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students.  Founded in 1885, the College has 3500 graduate and undergraduate students.  AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

 

Under the direction of the Director of the Library, the Evening Information Literacy Librarian is responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments
  • Manage the interlibrary loan process including, but not limited to, managing related software systems, interlibrary loan policies, statistics and supplies, and supervising students with ILL projects
  • Database administration and management
  • Act as liaison to Marketing (webpages, social media)
  • Assist with traditional reference responsibilities
  • Assist with traditional patron related circulation responsibilities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Masters in Information and Library Science
  • Knowledge and previous experience in instructional technology and academic librarianship
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent Microsoft experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of integrated library systems and interlibrary loan software
  • Good working knowledge of creating reports

 

 

 

The Evening Information Literacy Librarian is a full time, benefit eligible, twelve (12) month, exempt position.  The traditional hours for this position are 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, but flexibility is required based on the needs of the department. 

 

Qualified applicants must electronically submit a cover letter, current resume or CV summarizing your qualifications and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application:

 

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9934531

 

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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Job Openings, Ashland Public Schools, Ashland MA

Ashland Public Schools currently has two openings:

1.0 Library / Media Science Teacher  (Grades K-5)Position will be split amongst two school buildings

 
Please direct any questions to 
girvine@ashland.k12.ma.us
 

 

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Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy

 

The University of Vermont (UVM) Bailey/Howe Library invites applications for the position of Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy. This grant funded position is for the term of August 2014 to  August 2016 with possible renewal for a third year. 

 

UVM seeks a dynamic librarian who appreciates 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 work as part of a group to support UVM's General Education learning outcome for writing and information literacy. This learning outcome has two main trajectories, Foundational Writing and Information Literacy, and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciplines. 

 

Our program uses an innovative approach to curriculum mapping and the teaching and learning process, incorporating learning theories and instructional technologies at all curricular levels.

 

The emphasis of this position will be on information literacy, instruction, and reference services, and assisting subject liaisons and project coordinators with special projects related to the Foundational Writing and Information Literacy and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciples projects.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In partnership with the department leadership and subject liaisons:

  • Provides instructional support for foundational information literacy
  • Collects and analyze data, and assist with assessment of information literacy programs
  • Supports the creation and development of faculty development program
  • Serves at the reference desk which includes some nights and weekend shifts
  • Participates as a member of the Information & Instruction Services department

And;

  • Engages in scholarly and creative activities and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members and negotiated in workload planning.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate for this position must have a Master's degree from an ALA accredited information studies program or be actively enrolled in an ALA accredited Master's degree program with an expected graduation no later than August 31, 2014. 
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in information literacy instruction or other teaching experience.
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in reference services.  
  • Appreciation of digital technologies and their potential to enhance information literacy; and a willingness to creatively use this knowledge to integrate information literacy modules into both on campus and blended courses.
  • Enthusiasm to represent the library through excellent public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent written communication.

 

SALARY AND RANK:

 

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Library Assistant Professor at 75% FTE with an annual salary of $38,559. The desired start date is August 2014. As a member of the library faculty this position is represented by United Academics.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, to be demonstrated in the cover letter and/or CV.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted online at: www.uvmjobs.com. Refer to job posting #0041292.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than July 24, 2014.

 

Please address questions about the position and the search to, Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu), search committee chair.

 

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. Recent initiatives include the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative and the Gen-Ed: Re-Envisioning Undergraduate Education initiative. UVM is known for its spirit of public service, as well as its commitment to independent thinking.

 

The UVM 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 in public service. The Bailey/Howe Library, the main library on campus, provides excellent service in a student-centered environment, with up to 8,000 visitors per day.

 

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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Director of Learning Commons, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland ME

Bargaining Unit:  MEA Administrator, Level 4           

 

Salary: $46,221 - $76,396 (starting $46,221 - $56,846)

 

 Benefits: 100% employer paid health, dental and life insurance for employees (spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage also available), vision insurance, choice of Maine Public Employees Retirement System or TIAA CREF in lieu of social security, generous vacation/personal/sick time allowances, 12 paid holidays, professional development, and free tuition within the MCCS for employees, spouse and/or dependents.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Learning Commons will take a lead role in the integration of library and academic support services within the Learning Commons and other venues The Director provides vision, leadership, and management in developing innovative services and integration of technology in library, tutoring, and related student success functions.

 

  •    Directs all aspects of the Learning Commons with a commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, and accuracy for students, faculty, staff and community patrons.
  •    Coordinates and integrates learning services with leadership from other functional areas such as tutoring, testing, writing and faculty instructional services; contributes to curriculum development/student success and retention initiatives.
  •    Creates a dynamic and innovative Learning Commons environment based upon current research and best practices, assuring that services are provided in multiple formats and locations.
  •    Directs and supervises all aspects of staffing including developing, scheduling, training and evaluating Learning Commons employees.
  •    Makes recommendations for innovations and improvement based on the review and tracking of system and process data, and keeping informed on advancements and changes in the fields of student learning, library and academic support, and publisher support programs.
  •    Provides leadership for the interpretation of College policies and establishes and administers Learning Commons' procedures.
  •    Develops and administers the area budget, communication plans, and grant proposals when applicable.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Essential: Master's in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:  

  •    Progressive administrative experience within a library, (community college library experience preferred), learning commons, or academic support center; minimum of three years' experience working in higher education
  •    Knowledge of best practices in student success strategies and learning-related support services
  •    Proven successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development
  •    (Preferred) Demonstrated experience and engagement in applying emerging and academic technologies that support the learning process in the classroom and online, and those that support process improvement and automation of services
  •    Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment
  •    Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
  •    Ability to view issues from a college and campus-wide perspective, foster teamwork,

and stimulate cross-functional collaboration

 

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to HR@smccME.edu  or mail to:

 

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road

South Portland, ME  04106

Attention:  Denise Reny, HR & Benefits Manager

 

SMCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer & Educational Institution

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Librarian, Reference and Adult Services, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

The Newport Public Library, Newport, RI, is seeking a full-time adult services librarian with strong information and technology skills. The person filling this position will be enthusiastic and customer-oriented, and plays a strong role in a diverse array of services, including computer instruction and troubleshooting, reader's advisory, reference, programming and collection development.

 

Successful candidate will have an MLIS from an ALA accredited program. Public library experience strongly preferred. This position requires weekend and evening hours. Send a letter of application, resume, and names of three professional references to rslezak@newportlibraryri.org by July 25.

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Collections Assistant, Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University "preserves and promotes the unique history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provides unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving researchers, students, and the public."

We are currently seeking a person to fill the role of Collections Assistant.  The candidate selected will be an individual with collections care experience who is able to handle the management and registration duties of a growing museum collection, dynamic exhibitions program, and solid virtual collection and exhibition presence at a 1.5-year old museum at Plymouth State University.  The position necessitates strong skills in communication, organization, collaboration, mentoring, and collections management - both digital and physical. The best candidate will have a working knowledge of PastPerfect software. Bachelors required, masters preferred. 

The position is a one year, 30-hour per week, non-benefited adjunct staff appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance, need, continued funding availability, and qualifications.  Please send a cover letter, résumé, names, and contact information for three references via e-mail to rmschofield1@plymouth.edu or U.S. Mail to Robin Schofield, Office of the Academic Deans, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC #74, Plymouth, NH, 03264. 

Plymouth State University is an EEO/AA Employer.  We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourage applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

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E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented recent ALA-accredited-MLS graduate to help in the acquiring and managing of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access. The new E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian's position is intended to give an entry-level librarian the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of the diverse area of Discovery Services as well as to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS. To be successful in the small, dynamic, continuously metamorphosing Discovery Services Department, the incumbent will need to be able to learn new technologies with ease, enjoy solving puzzles and resolving discrepancies, not be afraid to ask questions, view mistakes as learning opportunities, and, while admiring the trees, never lose sight of the forest.

The successful candidate will report to and work closely with the E-Resources and Discovery Services Librarian, becoming responsible for a wide range of tasks and workflows in the Discovery Services Department, such as coordinating the acquisition, payment, renewal, activation, and cataloging of electronic resources, and print periodicals and serials. She or he will also work closely with Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan and have ample opportunity to apply her or his creative and innovative skill sets.


Find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.  

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Head of Reference and Instructional Services, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH

Geisel Library of Saint Anselm College is accepting applications for the position of Head of Reference and Instructional Services. 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 Reference Department supports a vibrant and comprehensive information literacy program which is integrated with new student orientation, freshmen composition, and advanced courses across the curriculum. The Department is also heavily involved with College-wide assessment efforts and staffs a heavily used reference desk providing services for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Reference librarians also serve as liaisons to different academic departments depending on individual subject expertise. See www.anselm.edu/library for further details.

 

The Head of Reference and Instruction is responsible for the planning, execution, and daily management of all reference and instructional services.  The successful candidate will lead the department and information literacy program during a change to the College's core curriculum and ongoing efforts to reach students at all stages of their undergraduate careers.  The position is part of the Library's management team and reports to the College Librarian.  She/he supervises three FTE professional librarians, one full-time support staff member, and student assistants.  

 

Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • teaching in the information literacy program
  • overseeing the library's online presence through website maintenance, social media presence, and LibGuide creation and promotion
  • serving as liaison to assigned academic departments
  • managing interlibrary loan operations

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS with five years of experience in an academic library; supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong disposition toward working with undergraduate students on all levels of library service; significant experience with, and dedication to, information literacy programs on the college or university level; knowledge of contemporary theories and methods of instructional pedagogy;  a commitment to systematic assessment strategies and their implementation; thorough knowledge of online resources relevant to a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates should also have demonstrated successful experience in working in a collaborative team environment and have the ability set and achieve short and long term strategic goals.    

 

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

 

All interested candidates must apply directly on-line at www.anselm.edu/hr.

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 July 16, 2014 will receive first consideration.  

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Evening Circulation Supervisor, D'Amour Library (Part-time), Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an immediate opening for a part-time, evening circulation supervisor in D'Amour Library. The shifts are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to midnight during the academic year with shortened hours over the summer. Hours may vary due to staffing needs and the University's schedule. Working as part of the Circulation team, duties include supervising Circulation Desk evening operations, handling circulation transactions and course reserves, training and supervising student staff, and closing the Library. High school diploma and excellent clerical, communication, and customer service skills required, prior library and supervisory experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu

 

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Part-time Archivist, Old South Church in Boston, Boston MA

Old South Church has an accumulation of records crossing a wide range of activities.  Work has been accomplished on this project over the last four years but there is a good bit more to be done.

 

An archivist is needed to properly record and file these records.

 

Begins mid-August / early September 2014.

 

$20/hour at 8 hours per week.

 

Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm.

 

Please respond to:

 

Helen McCrady

Old South Church in Boston

645 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

617.536.1970

helen@oldsouth.org

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

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     June 6, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 13, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

                                                         

Providence Community Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

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Processing Archivist, Knowledge and Library Services, Baker Library, Harvard University Business School, Cambridge MA

Harvard Business School's Baker Library Special Collections seeks a Processing Archivist for its "Art & Business: The Polaroid Consultant Photographer Records" project, part of the Harvard Library Open Your Hidden Collections program. The Processing Archivist will provide intellectual access to a series of the Polaroid Corporation Collection that documents the work of art photographers who advised Polaroid in the development of its iconic instant photography products, circa 1940s-1980s. This is a full-time term appointment with an end date of June 30, 2015.


Under supervision of the Special Collections Librarian (Manuscripts), the Processing Archivist will arrange and describe this series of records and photographs. Responsibilities will include surveying and appraisal, making recommendations for arrangement, and rehousing and describing the collection at the appropriate processing level. The archivist will create a finding aid according to national standards, using XML and EAD (Electronic Archival Description), and create original MARC records in accordance with national and local cataloging standards.
The archivist will process and catalog the phot

This is a term appointment ending on 6/30/15.

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
o M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. with an archival concentration.
o Three or more years of experience appraising, arranging and describing manuscript and archival materials.
o Experience in using MARC and DACS for original cataloging of manuscript materials required. Knowledge of EAD required.
o Experience in the processing of visual materials highly desirable, particularly familiarity with cataloging and standards for visual materials.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33078BR

Apply here

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Upper School Librarian (Grades 7-9), Wheeler Library, Fessenden School, West Newton MA

The Wheeler Library is looking for a creative, motivated, organized and collaborative librarian to work with boys in grades 7-9 and their faculty. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of and appreciation for how the use of technology and nonprint resources enhances information literacy as defined by AASL standards. The Upper School librarian will use this knowledge as he or she collaborates with faculty to design learning opportunities for students. The candidate will also have a deep knowledge of middle school literature for boys and be prepared to creatively promote reading and literature appreciation in the library, classrooms, and school community. The ability to prepare high-quality reading lists and contribute to collection development for grades 5-9 is required. In our busy library, we value the ability to work closely with colleagues and students. The Upper, Middle, and Lower School librarians at Fessenden work together to provide a vibrant, forward-thinking and coherent program for Pre-K through 9th grade boys. An MLS is required, and experience in an educational environment is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Scott L. Smith, Asst. Head (ssmith@fessenden.org). Please include your name and the position in which you are applying for in the email.

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Full Time Technology Coordinator, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton RI

Job Description: Tiverton Public Library is seeking a full-time Technology Coordinator. Be a part of this exciting time for Tiverton as we move into a new 23,000 sq. ft. library building within the next year. This position is responsible for installing and troubleshooting software and hardware and maintenance of library website. The individual will work with OSL staff and vendors, train library staff and customers on new applications and equipment, assist customers, and recommend emerging technologies including social media as they relate to library service. This position requires the ability to understand and coordinate the technologies planned for the new library opening in April 2015.


The candidate must possess a strong working knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining computers, operating systems and software applications in a library environment; must have the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware and software. He/she should be able to interact with the public and staff in a positive and instructional manner, and possess good verbal and written skills. A college degree is preferred but certification, significant course work in computer science or equivalent technology experience in a public library setting will be considered.


This is a 35 hour a week, benefited position


Full job description available at www.tivertonlibrary.org

Application Instructions: Submit resume, letter of interest and references to:

Ann Grealish-Rust, Library Director
Tiverton Library Services
238 Highland Road
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878
arust@tivertonlibrary.org

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Associate University Librarian for Collections, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Brandeis University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections to shape the direction of collections management and technical services at Brandeis. The successful candidate will craft a clear vision for the management of collections in a research library and will possess a deep appreciation for the importance of both signature and core collections, as well as new digital and collaborative scholarship tools. Reporting to the Vice Provost/University Librarian/Chief Information Officer, the AUL for Collections will participate as part of the Library's leadership team and will supervise the cataloging, metadata, and collection services group.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leadership of planning and policy development for collections
  • Advocacy on behalf of resources for collections both on campus and within the Library, representing the Library and its collections to campus and external resource allocators
  • Development of policies and procedures affecting functional areas, budget allocation, and changes in service policies, in conjunction with the University Librarian and other AULs
  • Control and management of the budget for procurement and delivery of information resources, including negotiation of licenses and management of the acquisition process for information resources

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in library and information science required; additional graduate education welcome
  • At least five years of experience in managing staff and budgets
  • Strong and detailed knowledge of acquisition and procurement processes in academic libraries
  • Expertise in multiple library metadata schemas, and in the use and transformation of metadata
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and data analysis tools; expertise in digital collection development
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to manage complex projects and the ability to foster teamwork; detailed understanding of the online information environment as managed by a library organization; experience in collection development for research libraries

 

http://tinyurl.com/kqyduwo

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Click on "Begin Your Job Search Now." Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

 

Closing Statement:

 

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston MA

MISSION STATEMENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS TRIAL COURT:
The Trial Court is committed to:

  • the fair and impartial administration of justice;
  • protection of constitutional and statutory rights and liberties;
  • equal access to justice for all in a safe and dignified environment;
  • efficient, effective and accountable resolution of disputes;
  • prompt and courteous service to the public by committed and dedicated professionals utilizing best practices in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.


DEPARTMENTAL MISSION STATEMENT:
The Support Services Department is responsible for a wide range of distinct topic areas that provide support to the administration of justice in the Trial Court. These services include the Judicial Response System, the operation of Trial Court Law Libraries, a Record Management operation, the Office of Court Interpreters, the Office of Transcription Services and the oversight and implementation of court-connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services.

ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us

POSITION SUMMARY:
Working within the Department of Support Services in the Office of Court Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian performs professional and administrative library work in planning, development and management of a broad range of library electronic services and information technology projects for the Trial Court Law Libraries. This position provides leadership in responding to public and staff computer needs including, but not limited to, identifying, assessing, recommending and implementing applicable technology to improve library services and operations, both locally and system-wide; staff training to maintain computer equipment in the libraries as well as perform electronic legal reference and designer of web sites including, but not limited to the law libraries.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Receives general direction from the Director of Support Services and the Law Library Coordinator of the Trial Court in performing duties in accordance with all best management practices and established guidelines.


MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Assists with the installation of new technology in all law libraries;
  • Troubleshoots problems with library computers and networks, and visits law libraries to correct problems or improve computer configurations;
  • Designs and maintains database of all law library computers, including software, hardware and all computer problems;
  • Creates and/or coordinates training for staff in computer skills needed to maintain and trouble shoot library computer equipment and software as well as electronic reference services;
  • Develops and maintains law library web site to enhance patrons' access to law library information;
  • Educates library staff about information technology services;
  • Attends and participates in meetings and projects concerning the future of library information technology;
  • Maintains proficiency in the current state of professional library theory and automation, legal research and practice, by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions in areas of professional library management and legal reference skills;
  • Research emerging trends in library science and information technology and makes recommendations to the Law Library Coordinator;
  • Works with other librarians on system wide projects such as grants, collection development and planning;
  • Represents the law libraries on appropriate court and/or library committees;
  • Implements directives of the Administrative Office of the Trial Court; and
  • Performs related duties as required.


JOB COMPETENCIES:
All applicants must be able, through the interview process, to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following areas:


Ethics and Values - Communicates and demonstrates the ethics and values of the Trial Court and Trial Court Law Libraries as demonstrated in the American Association of Law Libraries.

Mission - Understands, upholds, and communicates the missions of the Trial Court and the Trial Court Law Libraries.

Applied Knowledge - Demonstrates the core competencies and specialized competencies in the areas of library management; reference, research and client services; information technology; collection development, cataloging and teaching as outlined in the AALL Competencies of Law Librarianship.

Customer Service - Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards both Trial Court employees and the public whether in person, on the telephone or in an electronic environment.


Collaboration - Works with others cooperatively, including the courts, library and legal organizations and other agencies, demonstrating a willingness to be a team player, contributing to a work environment that focuses on shared departmental goals and maintaining effective working relationships.


Commitment to Diversity - Promotes an environment of diversity through understanding, respect, and positive communication with persons of varied racial, ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Conducts oneself in a courteous and professional manner towards everyone using the services of the Trial Court Law Libraries.


Continuous Learning - Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improving himself or herself through professional development and actively pursues continuing education.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
These are the minimum requirements for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian:

Master's Degree in Library Science, a Law Degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

Three (3) years of direct professional library experience or Three (3) years full-time experience in a Trial Court Law Library position;

Knowledge of theory, principles and practices of law library administration and library science;

Working knowledge of and ability to use personal computers and related software to develop data bases and systems to record and track benchmark progress;

Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create web sites such as HTML or metadata;

Knowledge of automated library software, online systems, CD-ROM technology and ability to learn new technological applications as they become available;

Knowledge of legal bibliography and ability to use complex legal resources, legal terminology and indexing;

Knowledge of Massachusetts court system;

Knowledge of libraries, interlibrary cooperation, government and private organizations and the types of resources and services offered to librarians and library users;

Knowledge of space planning including the physical layout and technical aspects of the operation and types of equipment and furniture in libraries;

Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures;

Ability to gather, analyze and report information;

Ability to utilize computer applications, such as spreadsheets and word processing;

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing;

Ability to work with judges, attorneys, court personnel and the general public;

Ability to reason clearly and make sound judgments;

Ability to work independently and with groups; and

Ability to use data to diagnose problems and drive enhancements and efficiencies in departmental operations.

OTHER:
PLEASE NOTE:

Employment is contingent upon passage of a criminal record check for all new hires.

ENTRY LEVEL STARTING SALARY: Level 19

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants must apply by completing a Trial Court online application at the following web address:

http://www.mass.gov/courts/jobs/index.html

PLEASE NOTE:

Paper, faxed or emailed applications are no longer accepted for any Trial Court position.

If you are not currently viewing this posting online, please visit the Trial Court website at www.mass.gov/courts to apply for this position or any other Trial Court employment opportunity.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Technical Metadata Librarian, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers MA

Job Description: The Technical Metadata Librarian will be involved in tracking and surfacing changing and emerging bibliographic metadata standards and best practices both within the Data Systems team, as well as to other CCC stakeholders. The successful candidate will be charged with the analysis, specification, testing, and maintenance of applications and processes involving CCC's bibliographic and rights databases. Represent business interests in projects, help ensure system conformity to CCC policies, procedures and standards, and provide leadership on complex projects. The successful candidate will display a sophisticated ability to understand the technologies being used and the development process. In addition, the Metadata Architect will serve as liaison between Data Systems & Services, Engineering Application Development and other CCC business units to provide technical solutions that meet user needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as CCC's metadata expert, responsible for data model creation, maintenance and international standards compliance.
  • Propose business models for emerging metadata standards and fields across the organization where appropriate.
  • Track industry standards (via participation in relevant industry standard organizations and working groups), technologies and related process activities in libraries, publishing and other knowledge industries to advise CCC management on applicability to CCC's systems and products. Oversee and assist in the development of CCC's bibliographic and rights management metadata standards.
  • Lead definition and prioritization of business requirements for internal and customer-facing applications in accordance with metadata architecture and business strategy. Drive implementation of new functionality and enhancements with an eye towards industry standards. Advocate for streamlined business processes through assessment of existing practices and the development of process improvements.
  • Serve on cross-functional project teams responsible for the implementation of major business system upgrades. Collaborate with technical teams to translate business requirements into functional specifications.
  • Develop communication and training plans for system enhancements in collaboration with other business managers. Provide technical support and training for users through direct instruction, individualized training and written communication.
  • Serve as coach and mentor to other Data Systems & Services staff in the areas of business analysis, requirements specification, system functionality, bibliographic and rights metadata standards, and project management methodology.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES

  • At least 5 years' experience working in a publishing or library environment.
  • Proven track record in successfully leading functional project teams in a development setting.
  • Ability to absorb technical and business workflows quickly and efficiently.
  • Experience working directly with both technical and non-technical staff in a project-based setting.
  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills. Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Skilled at navigating competing demands and expectations with diplomacy and skill.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Adept at establishing strong working relationships with highly technical development staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent industry experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, ONIX, MARCXML, PBCORE.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of protocols and data models including OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • An in-depth understanding of current issues and trends in the domain of bibliographic data management and manipulation.
  • Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for a digital repository, including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Successful track record fulfilling leadership roles on project teams in environments that involve highly complex technological systems and workflows, and a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Experience with publishing and bibliographic data in a variety of formats.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to convey information to both technical and business audiences.
  • Experience working closely with Engineering resources and collaborating closely with the Engineering department to deploy technology based solutions

Preferred

  • Experience working with bibliographic and content feeds
  • Experience with Agile project methodologies
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting language

Please forward resume to hr@copyright.com

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Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: CATALOGING AND ACQUISITIONS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

The Cataloging and Acquisitions Services Librarian is responsible for procuring and cataloging print and digital materials for all Firm libraries (14). Evaluates all collections for efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and relevance to the practices of the attorneys firmwide. Keeps up with changing trends in the firm's practice and coordinates with the other librarians to make sure all practice needs are met. Weeds the collections of out of date or superseded materials including periodicals.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for all aspects of acquisition of library materials, including pre-order searching, placing orders, claims.
  • Responsible for all aspects of collection development and the deaccessioning of library materials, in accordance with the collection development policy.
  • Orders new materials on behalf of attorneys, Marketing and other staff. Ensures proper delivery of materials to the requester.
  • Responsible for all aspects of cataloging bibliographic and authority control, including cataloging in all formats using OCLC and EOSi system. Ensures accuracy and compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control.
  • Performs all copy and original cataloging for the library; sets guidelines for original cataloging. Maintains a library shelf list or its equivalent, and shelf reads as needed.
  • Oversees the distribution of Deskbooks and sets policies in consultation with firm's practice groups.
  • Works directly with vendors on billing problems and claims.
  • Acts as back up to Serials Librarian and Technical Services/Computer Librarian.
  • Implements and maintains an automated library circulation system to checks in, checks out, renews, and reserves materials for attorneys; and keeps circulation statistics and monthly reports.
  • Maintains Library Circulation by sending past due notices, maintaining a list of missing books and periodicals, checking attorney offices, and replacing missing books in consultation with Head of Firmwide Library Services, edits bibliographic records accordingly.
  • Manages and administers a firmwide library Circulation policy and procedures. Implements and maintains Reference Tracker and Library's FAQ page.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Oversees periodic audit of Serials check-in system, claims missing materials, and updates Holdings accordingly.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Minimum of two years recent cataloging experience; cataloging legal materials in an academic law library preferred.
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats including digital materials. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools; experienced with one or more integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of internationally applied cataloging standards (AACR2 and RDA); familiarity with Library of Congress subject and classification schedules; and, an understanding of how catalog data is coded and mapped through OCLC and MARC21 Bibliographic Formats to display in an automated library system.
  • Experience cataloging materials through a networked cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system, such as EOSi.
  • Experience with continuing resources and automated check in systems.
  • Ability to train staff and prepare effective training material and other documentation.
  • Catalog maintenance experience, particularly in quality control issues related to access to library resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.
  • Actively participating in professional organization to stay informed on developments in cataloging and technical services.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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Serials Librarian, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston MA

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is a firm of more than 600 lawyers in 16 offices in US, Europe and Asia with more than a century of experience as business-minded legal counsel.

 

Visit our website at www.edwardswildman.com for additional information about our Firm.

 

We are currently seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the following position.  Candidates must submit a resume and include salary requirements to boscareers@edwardswildman.com  to be considered.  Edwards Wildman offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

Job Title:        BOSTON: SERIALS LIBRARIAN

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the control and management of continuing resources in all formats. Also responsible for quality control, and the implementation of policies and procedures that support the timely and persistent availability of continuing resources to library users.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the entire set of processes for library continuations for all offices, including creating patron records in EOS.
  • Responsible for updating PubList, providing access to online library database subscriptions, managing the posting of the PubList and the A-Z List of electronic resources to Firm's intranet.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining content on the library's web site and intranet.
  • Processes the arrival and departures of all staff as pertains to serial publications, databases and checked-out library materials.
  • Prepares 'notes' and Guides for the electronic resources, as applicable, so that the staff can troubleshoot access problems for the patrons expediently.
  • Manages the quantity and quality of resources received, claims missing materials, for all formats.
  • Oversees the filers' schedules and the Boston filer's duties. Maintains schedule of filers in other offices, and ensures that they send list of items filed soon after their visit, and maintains a file folder for each of the offices; troubleshoots filing problems for filers in all offices.
  • Processes library invoices, statements and renewal notices, for Accounting;
  • Aids in the maintenance of routing lists for deskbooks. Distributes requested deskbooks and updates inventory in EOS.
  • Responsible for the reference desk newspaper collection, including retention and weeding. Removes superseded materials from the shelves and processes them accordingly.
  • Returns unwanted library materials to publishers.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for library maintenance, including supplies, facing and shelf reading.
  • Assists with inventory control by checking attorney offices for missing books, Prints book/other material labels using library software, EOS.
  • Participates in the ongoing training for EOS by attending EOS periodic web training.
  • Responsible for Lexis Westlaw usage report, collaborates with TS/Computer Librarian of Research Monitor.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: Masters of Library Science.

  • Recent Library School graduate; law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communications and customer service skills and ability to interact effectively with all level of firm personnel.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with one or more integrated library systems and OCLC. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks.

Please note:

Only applicants meeting the above-noted experience level and skills will be contacted for an interview.

  • This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.
  • No third party or agency resumes will be accepted.

 

Edwards Wildman Palmer is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or veteran status.

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Catalog/Metadata Librarian 1-2, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

DEPARTMENT:                Beinecke Library, Yale University

STARS Requisition #:      25886BR

 

Yale University invites applications for the position of Catalog/Metadata Librarian. Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.  The Rare Book Team is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.

 

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
  • Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  • Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
  • Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.

 

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25886BR.  AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Public Library Director, Turner Free Library, Randolph MA

The Board of Trustees of the Turner Free Library seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Library Director. The Turner Free Library is one of the busiest libraries on the South Shore. The Director will have a strong public service commitment to administer and manage the functions, activities and operations to maintain a library responsive to community needs with active community outreach skills. Working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, the Library Director must manage traditional and evolving library services; develop library policies; supervise and develop staff and volunteers; possess significant IT experience; financial management experience; and oversee the physical plant including an upcoming renovation. The Director should have strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of town government and Massachusetts General Laws.

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

The position is full time, with a starting salary range of $75,000.00-$82,000.00 depending on qualifications.

 

Resume and letter of interest by July 25, 2014 to:

Send:  Email resume, letter of interest and the name and contact information for three professional references to:  sfcart@msn.com

 

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

 

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Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield MA

Full Time (37 ½ hours per week)

Salary: $43,142.84 annually

Closing date: Sun. 07/06/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time

 

Description:

 

The Springfield City Library is growing and working towards a Brighter Future for Springfield Today! Our branch hours, visitor counts, and program attendances have risen dramatically under our "Rethink: Springfield City Library" plan (http://slidesha.re/1etabSa), which focuses on seven core missions: Early Literacy, Elementary Services, Workforce Development, Adult Literacy & Lifelong Learning, Afterschool Services, Civic & Community Engagement, and the Customer Experience. The successful candidate will join one of these energized teams and work with colleagues to make a big impact on Springfield residents, and may work with adults, teens, and children. See the City of Springfield's website for more information: http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF

 

Qualifications:

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. Refer to the full job description at http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF, listed under "Reference Librarian."

 

Apply:

 

All applications must be submitted via the City of Springfield's website (http://bit.ly/1jK1QfF). Please be sure to upload a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Springfield City Library and how your background makes you a good fit with our team approach.

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Part-time Assistant Librarian - Cataloger, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has a second opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 15 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary area of responsibility for this job is cataloging all the new adult books, audio books, DVD's and magazines for the library.  Work at the Circulation Desk a few hours a week.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Responsible for managing the cataloging process, procedures, and tools for the Hollis Social Library.
    1. Experience doing original cataloging and copy cataloging.
    2. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    3. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    4. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.
    5. Familiarity with the latest cataloging trends.
    6. Familiarity or willingness to learn how to use online acquisition tools.
    7. Establish a good working relationship with the NH State Librarians responsible for The New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHUPAC) shared by all NH libraries.

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian and Youth Cataloger, provide support and guidance with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; Cataloging expertise; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree.

 

Closing Date: 7/3/2014 or when the job is filled.

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Director, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, New Haven CT

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: The Fortunoff Video Archive (FVA) is a collection of 4,500 video testimonies and related ephemera of Holocaust witnesses. Reporting to the Director of Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) in the Yale University Library (YUL), and in collaboration with MSSA and other YUL staff, the FVA Director is responsible for establishing a vision for FVA and setting priorities for the administration of the collection and incorporation of the collection into teaching and research at Yale and beyond. Administrative responsibilities include analysis, planning, and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures; budgeting and financial oversight; management of rights and related legal issues; and development and managements of grant-funded and other special projects. The Director establishes programs and policies to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection; hires and manages appropriate staff; creates and oversees the website and other promotional material; communicates with national and international affiliated projects; works with donors, Yale's development offices, and Yale's office of grants and contracts to seek financial support when needed; and directs recording of testimonies at Yale. Working in a complex university library environment in collegial fashion, the Director contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of both MSSA and YUL. To support teaching and research, the Director responds to phone and email reference inquiries and works individually with in-person researchers. Building on existing programs, s/he engages in inventive outreach across the Yale community, using technology when appropriate, and develops strong relationships with faculty to promote integration of testimonies into their courses and research. The Director teaches classes, conducts instructional and other user training programs, and creates edited programs for use in outreach and teaching. The Director plays an active role in local, national, and international professional and scholarly communities. S/he will maintain and enhance the reputation of the FVA as a leader in the preservation of Holocaust testimonies and their use in teaching and scholarship.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. • Knowledge of the history of and current trends in scholarly research related to the study of the Holocaust. • Knowledge of program/project management, including budget and financial oversight. • Reading and speaking fluency in at least one of the following languages in addition to English: Hebrew, French, German. • Preferred: PhD. in humanities or social sciences related to Holocaust studies. Knowledge of or experience in intellectual access and control programs and video technology/preservation.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html. 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.

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 25530BR. Please be sure to reference #25530BR 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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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA

Head, Information Resources Management
Librarian III, IV or V

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged individual to lead the Department of Information Resources Management. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision for acquiring, processing, providing intellectual access, organizing, managing, and preserving print and digital collections. The Head, Information Resources Management will prioritize and administer departmental workflows and services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. A key position objective is to balance knowledge of collection management activities to integrate this function into the broader, user-oriented perspective and foster a culture of communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking state-of-the-art approaches to engage and work with campus researchers.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

2. Minimum of five years recent supervisory experience in this or a comparable research, academic or special library.

3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.

4. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.

5. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.

6. Current knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in technical services in the field (i.e., ERMs, discovery services, linked open data, RDA, integrated library systems, etc.).

7. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.

8. Budget management experience.
9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
11. Experience with collection assessment activities, including data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with usability testing; and experience working in a unionized environment.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:
Please apply on line at www.http://umass.interviewexchange.com and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by July 18, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Research Emerging Technologies Librarian, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield MA

Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian

Western New England University School of Law is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as our Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This Librarian plays a unique role in ensuring that the Law Library takes full advantage of existing technologies and investigates and adapts new technologies for acquiring, organizing, and presenting legal information to our faculty and students while also providing the high level of research assistance for which our Library is known. Additionally, this position's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping to maintain the library's web presence including creating and maintaining LibGuide Research Guides, maintaining our Digital Commons scholarly repository and SSRN Research Paper Series; acting as liaison to our IT department; developing expertise with our integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; managing our Interlibrary Loan program; participating in the library's instructional programs; and acting as liaison to assigned faculty members.

J. D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions; demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources; experience developing web resources and custom applications; knowledge of the use of technology in libraries; strong service orientation and the ability to interact and to communicate effectively with faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons; ability to work both independently and in a collaborative collegial environment; excellent communication skills. Reference experience strongly preferred.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Springfield is situated in the Pioneer Valley, home to thriving arts and cultural communities, and conveniently located 90 minutes from Boston, 30 minutes from Northampton, and less than 60 minutes to the Berkshires.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Screening of applications will begin July 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We will also be interviewing at AALL Sunday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 15. Please send cover letter (detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position), resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Application Information

Postal Address: Donna Martin
Human Resources
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Email Address: hr@wne.edu

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Part-time Law Librarian, Law Firm, Boston MA

AccuFile seeks Part-time Law Librarian to provide coverage one to three days per week at a leading global law firm in Boston, MA.  The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Technical Services duties include:

 

  • Provide serials management, check-in and routing publications, processing new materials, cataloging and interlibrary loan

 

Research duties include:

 

  • Conduct cost-effective research in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas.
  • Assist with outreach, marketing and the development of strategic plans

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Two to four years of work experience in a law firm with strong working knowledge of legal research resources and online databases
  • Strong technical services experiences
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team

 

To apply:

 

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

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit www.accufile.com

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Assistant Library Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI

The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Library Director. This is a professional, supervisory position under the supervision of the Library Director, with review by the Board of Trustees, assists the Library Director in the planning, evaluation, and administration of the library system, staff, facilities, services, and resources.

 

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.

SALARY

Salary: $65,000-$79,000 commensurate with experience

 

START DATE

September 29, 2014

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five to seven years of public library experience, including three years of supervisory experience or relevant experience in a related field.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Assists the Library Director in the management of the library system.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Manages the Central Library including the development, scheduling and evaluation of personnel, library security and operations.
  • Supervises the general operation of the branch libraries, including coordination of personnel and scheduling.
  • Develops strong partnerships between the library and other community agencies.
  • Promotes library programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates maintenance, repair and improvement of the Central Library and branch locations facilities and grounds.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Coordinates data collection for library statistical reports for the Library Director.
  • Directly oversees the operation of the Arlington Library branch.
  • Maintains library disaster and emergency plan.
  • Participates in Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as library liaison with the Friends of the Library.
  • Assumes responsibility for library operations during Library Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of public library operations.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.

 

 

 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Sierra integrated library system
  • Experience with Sierra Create List, Statistics and Web Management Reports functions
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with E-Rate applications

 

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes received by July 22, 2014 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at edgarcia@cranstonlibrary.org

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Librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury CT

POSITION:      

Librarian, (Community College Professional 18)
12- Month Tenure Track Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         

Fall 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience as a Librarian.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.  They must also provide appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned:  Public and Reference Services; Technical Services, Instruction; Circulation Management; and Staff Supervision.  Responsibilities will include staffing the Reference desk, teaching library instruction classes, cataloging and acquisition of materials, and providing computer-based technical support for the library.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:
$59,471, approximate annual, subject to collective bargaining increase.

TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted)
  • Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution
  • Name, address and phone number of three references


Librarian Search Committee
Room L410A
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
July 21, 2014

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Elementary School Library, Media and Information Specialist, Norwell Public Schools, Norwell MA

The Norwell Public Schools, Norwell, MA, is looking for long term substitute for an Elementary School Library Media and Information Specialist for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications and supporting materials are due by 12:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014.

The link to our district web site's Employment page

And the link to the Employment Documents Information and Forms which must be received in the application: http://www.norwellschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=185

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Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist, New Hartford Public Schools, New Hartford CT

Position Available
2014-2015 School Year


The New Hartford Public Schools has the following teaching position available for the 2014-2015 school year:


Library Media/Technology Integration Specialist (.7 FTE)


Certification: 062 or 013 (or appropriate certification in elementary education)
Requirements: Experience working with elementary students in the classroom integration of library and technology in all content areas. Classroom experience preferred.


Salary Range: As Per the New Hartford Education Association Contract


Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2014

Application Package Must Include:

Letter of Interest
Resume
3 Current Letters of Reference
Copy of CT Certification
Copy of Transcripts

Send Application Package to (DO NOT EMAIL):

Philip B. O'Reilly, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
PO Box 315
New Hartford, CT 06057

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Manager of Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Cambridge Public Library

Manager of Borrower Services (37.5hrs per wk)
Position #M416-701

QUALIFICATIONS:
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university is required. A master's degree from an ALA accredited library school of library science is a plus and experience with integrated library systems is a plus. A minimum of five years of successful work experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility is required. Experience managing customer service in a library, bookstore or publishing outlet is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Proven organizational and managerial skills are necessary. Requires ability to evaluate staff, set goals with staff, implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, motivate staff, maintain morale, provide direction, and support organizational goals. Ability to coach and manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in a fast-paced major service area. Proven expertise in delivering outstanding customer service. Ability to supervise and to train staff, to encourage staff to identify and solve problems for customers. Ability to balance reasonable exceptions with consistent service. Ability to lead by example and willingness to work alongside the team. Ability to work effectively with a diverse population. Capacity to embrace change and motivate staff to do the same. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others. Ability to work well in a team situation and flexibility during emergency staffing situations. Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Library. Necessary attributes: strong work ethic, maturity, candor, resourcefulness, tact, initiative, good memory, attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager of Borrower Services is a senior leadership position with responsibility for directing the Borrower Services Department of the Main Library and borrower services for the library system. The Manager of Borrower Services establishes the priorities and sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, confidential, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
· Manages borrower services which includes all circulation functions in a manner that supports the overall goals of the Library, provides strong leadership and vision, and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality customer services to the public
· Continually evaluates, improves, and implements policies and procedures to best meet the evolving needs of the community in the areas of circulation, deliveries, shelving, display and merchandizing
· Empowers and trains staff to anticipate and solve problems for patrons
· Ensures customer service is consistent and personalized, making reasonable exceptions as need arises. Resolves customer complaints effectively and efficiently as needed
· Protects the privacy and free access of library patrons
· Ensures the professional and welcoming appearance of the public service areas
· Sets goals for the service area, determines activities required to achieve objectives, evaluates progress, and adapts accordingly. Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones in light of developments in the profession. Designs policies and procedures that serve the customer service priorities of the Library.
· Supervises and evaluates staff. Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner.
· Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and flexible and to embrace change
· Fosters excellent communication skills within the department and across the library system
· Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals. Creates an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility and team work flourishes.
· Ensures staff desk coverage is adequate, equitably assigned, and that staff assignments are developed in the best interest of library service needs
· Conducts regular staff meetings and ensures content is recorded and shared
· Promotes full access to the collection through the prompt shelving and merchandizing of the main library's collections. Assumes responsibility for collection development and weeding in assigned areas.
· Maintains a broad knowledge of contemporary, popular literature and nonfiction; develops an understanding of the reading, viewing, and listening interests of Cantabrigians
· Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library. This may involve serving on committees, and representing the library at Minuteman Library Network and other regional meetings

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
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

RATE: $ 69,768 - $83,643 in seven steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of 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: 7/22/14

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Rights & Photo Research Coordinator, Jones & Bartlett Learning, Burlington MA

Title: Rights & Photo Research Coordinator

Ascend Learning, LLC (www.ascendlearning.com) is a global leader providing online education, assessment, remediation, certification and e-learning solutions for the post-secondary academic market specifically serving the nursing, allied health, sports medicine, public safety, and the financial services industries. We publish the following types of products at present: main text print and related supplemental print and digital products, including test banks, instructors manuals, media banks, student study guides, delivered in print form, digital form (online, mobile, tablet, etc.), and via physical media, such as DVD.

Position Summary:

The Jones & Bartlett Learning Rights & Photo Research Department is a full service, in-house resource for Editorial, Production, and authors. The Rights & Photo Research Coordinator will manage a high volume of print and digital projects concurrently as they move through production, coordinating tasks to outside vendors and freelancers as necessary.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Track permission and research status in for a variety of projects while maintaining a high level of communication with key stakeholders in Production, Editorial, Design, and Marketing
  • Coordinate the clearance of rights and permissions on all third-party content
  • Coordinate photo/art research based on specs provided at project launch
  • Perform art creation and adaptation suggestions
  • Complete copyright risk assessment
  • Act as a resource for the projection of estimated costs associated with permissions on future products
  • Maintain meticulous image and permission records on all projects, ensure associated documentation are properly stored in digital asset management system
  • Negotiate rates, pricing, and permissions with vendors
  • Actively pursue assets that can be utilized globally within the company
Required Skills

Minimum Basic Qualifications

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years professional experience in a relevant field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to prioritize and manage several projects concurrently
  • Demonstrate creative problem solving
  • Have the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multiple people in a variety of functions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience dealing with copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Experience with databases (such as Filemaker)

Please respond with a resume and cover letter at https://ascendlearningcareers.silkroad.com/AscendLearningCareers/EmploymentListings.html

 Job Location: Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular      

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Library Director, Cundy's Harbor Library, Harpswell ME

Overview:

Director needed for small coastal community library, open year-round, 3 days per week. The Library provides recreational and educational programs for adults and children to encourage reading and acts as an information resource for this historic working harbor community.

 

Qualifications Required:

  •          College education and/or relevant combination of experience and training
  •          Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, email, web-based tools and accounting software
  •          Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written
  •          Successful candidate must pass a background check

Principal Duties:

  •          Manages facilities and all daily operations of a library with a circulating collection of 5500 items, within yearly budget
  •          Provides library services and reading /outreach programs for all ages
  •          Pays close attention to detail and the changing needs of the community
  •          Recruits and supervises hourly staff, contractors and volunteers
  •          Prepares a variety of reports for decision-making, as well as regulatory and fiscal purposes
  •          Works with the CHL Board of Directors and its committees to decide and achieve institutional goals as set by the Board each year
  •          Writes monthly e-newsletter, other publicity, and manages web-space
  •          Collaborates with other non-profits in the area
  •          Keeps abreast of greater library communications and completes 10hrs of library professional development each year
  •          Oversees the purchase and maintenance of all equipment
  •          Provides technology expertise to the community, as appropriate
  •          Creates and maintains administrative records for the Board and the Library

Salary range: $10-13 per hour. 17-20 hours per week, 50 weeks

Respondents should send a pdf version of their resume and cover letter to: directorsearch@cundysharbor.me

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Librarian, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield CT

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Fairfield, CT has an opening for an elementary (grades PK-8) Librarian beginning August, 2014.  Candidate should be a practicing Catholic, have a Masters in Library Science with 062 certification, experience teaching 21st Century information literacy classes, handling circulation, searches and cataloging using Follett Destiny OPAC.  Will be responsible to plan volunteer training, conduct read-alouds, process supply or book order invoices, educate on research projects, citations, and Web 2.0/media technology using a Smart Board, computers, and laptops.  Lesson planning focuses on CT Common Core and AASL Crosswalk standards.

 

Resumes should be sent to patricia.brady@stasonline.net

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Associate Head Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester MA

SALARY: $69,814.93 - $90,101.95 annually


Under the general direction of the Head Librarian is responsible for assisting in planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Worcester Public Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Serves as a member of the administrative team to develop overall strategy, manage tactical objectives, and short-and long-term planning for deployment of resources.
  •  Assists in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, assesses and monitors workload, and internal reporting relationships.
  •  Acts as an official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Assists in selecting, motivating, and evaluating department staff while coordinating training and staff education.
  • Handles challenging safety and security issues in an urban setting.
  • Guides direct reports while providing challenging development opportunities and serving as a mentor and coach.
  • Actively assists in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget and estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Works as a subject matter expert in the areas of digitization, electronic resources, current technology, and online applications.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings and stays ahead of new library trends and innovations regarding services and operations.
  • Responds to resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external customers.
  • Assists in reviewing and signing all higher-level department communications and contracts.
  • Administers support service functions of the library for Circulation, Information Technology, and Knowledge and Resource Access, and Lifelong Learning and Information Center.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of administrative responsibility.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will possess a combination of training, skills and experience, as demonstrated in past and current employment. Desirable experience, skills, and knowledge for this position include:

  •  Principles and practices of library administration.
  •  Ability to develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City.
  •  Experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  •  Participating in development of library policy, planning, capital building projects.
  •  Knowledge of leadership and management principles.
  •  Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  •  Experience in serving diverse populations.
  •  Champions excellent customer service and customer experiences.
  •  Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, and identify solutions in support of established goals.
  •  Ability to direct and motivate staff using flexible problem solving skills.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school.

Experience: Five (5) years of progressive, administrative responsibility in the provision of public library services, e.g., as Library Director or senior level manager in a city library or state agency. Experience with computer applications.

Skills: Demonstrated management and leadership skills. Ability to interpret and apply library policy. Ability to work well with staff and public.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.

Acceptable Substitution: None.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 11, 2014 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009.

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Nominate your favorites for ASIS&T Awards!

Do you know of someone in at GSLIS who deserves an award for their work? I have listed below some awards due this summer. Contact me with any nominations you have for any of the following awards - I will follow up with you for further information and assist in gathering the necessary letters of support. Feel free to nominate yourself.



Recognizes unique teaching contribution of an individual as a teacher of information science.
Due August 1


The purpose of this award is to recognize the service of an individual to a particular Chapter. It is given for significant contributions to the membership of the Chapter through participation in and support of its meetings and publications; fund-raising; recruitment; or other significant activities. It is intended that this award recognize contributions at the local level. 
Due August 15



The purpose of the award is to recognize innovation by a Chapter during the previous year (July-June) that will have a positive impact on future operations, collaborations, or communications within the chapter, of other chapters, or of other units within ASIS&T. 
Due August 15



The ALISE Board of Directors seeks nominations from institutional members for the Doctoral Students to ALISE Grant. The grant supports the attendance of one or more promising LIS doctoral students at the ALISE Annual Conference, which will be held in Chicago, IL on January 27-30, 2015. Through undertaking conference assignments and participating fully in conference programs, the winner will gain an understanding of how ALISE serves its members. One or two grants will be given. 
Due September 15



CRITERIA include: Evidence of regular and sustained excellence in teaching library and information science (40 points); Contributions to curriculum design which demonstrate subject expertise and the ability to integrate new developments in library and information science (20 points); Evidence of mentoring students, alumni, and/or practicing professionals outside the classroom (20 points); Use of effective and innovative teaching methods (20 points)
Due September 15

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Education

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


Experience

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


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

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

Deadline for application: June 26, 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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Conservation Officer, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Conservation Officer position. This is a temporary one-year position renewable for up to three years. The Conservation Officer is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique library materials, both paper-based and vellum-based; performs complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections; keeps written records and photo-documentation of such work.

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 or other post graduate, professional certificate from a well-recognized program of conservation/bookbinding. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training, and/or experience as evidenced by a conservation portfolio may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience: Four years appropriate experience in a conservation lab or bookbinding facility.

Requirements: Extensive knowledge of current book and paper conservation principles and practices. Extensive knowledge of the history of books and bookbindings, including historic bookbinding structures. Demonstrated ability to perform complex conservation treatments on rare books, bookbindings, manuscripts and broadsides, as evidenced by a
conservation portfolio. Understanding of temp/RH, light issues, pest management, disaster recovery.

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

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

Deadline for application:

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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Young Adult Librarian, Town of Belmont, Belmont MA

This is a full time, 35 hour per week, position in the Young Adult area to plan, organize and implement young adult programs to encourage Library use and reading and provide reference services to patrons. Reports to Coordinator of Public Services in developing goals, policies and procedures for young adult programs.  Responsible for developing and maintaining young adult materials collection and program budget. Collaborates with schools and other agencies to develop and conduct young adult programming, promote activities; prepare promotional and related materials. Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources. Must be committed to providing high level of public service.

 

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one-year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information.

 

The hourly pay range is $25.2159 to $30.2785 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 July 7, 2014

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Information Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield MA

Duties/Description: The Ventress Memorial Library located in scenic Marshfield, Massachusetts is seeking an energetic candidate to fill a part-time Information Services Librarian position. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting. This person needs to be an innovator, taking a proactive role in moving the library forward. Duties include maintaining library computers and related equipment, assisting with updates to the library's website and social media applications, and providing technology instruction to staff and the public. Supplementary duties include regular shifts on the Reference desk and other related duties. This position offers the opportunity to be involved in planning new services and working in a team oriented friendly environment. Schedule is 25 hours per week with some evenings and every other Saturday.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited school preferred but not
required. Tech savvy individuals who are MLS Degree candidates and have experience working in a library setting will be considered. Working knowledge and familiarity with emerging web and information technologies is desired. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the
demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology. We are seeking a flexible team player with a positive attitude and strong commitment to customer service. Experience providing computer training to individuals and groups a plus.

Salary: $19.62 - $24.26 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available.

Closing Date: July 1, 2014

Send: Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter by e-mail to cmarcoux@ocln.org or by mail to: Cyndee Marcoux, Director, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050

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Product Manager for Collection Development, Ebsco, Ipswich MA

Ebsco is hiring a Product Manager for Collection Development. Please see description and requirements below. Applicants should submit an application online at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=38.


Position Overview

Product Manager, Collection Development


  • Responsible for all aspects of product management and planning for assigned collection development and librarian resource product lines, including H.W. Wilson Core Collection
  • Establishes goals, objectives and milestones for product lines and leads the creation of plans for EBSCO's efforts to market the product lines to library and non-library buyers
  • Ongoing maintenance and development within assigned product lines including identification of functional and content requirements and improvements
  • Oversees the collection development efforts for Core Collections and other school/public library market products (selection, evaluation, and on-going assessment)



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Works with collection development team to refine the process of recommending content, based on pre-established criteria and standard collection development parameters, to be included within the Core Collections
  • Develops business plans for products following the EIS Roadmap Methodology.
  • Acts as champion for assigned product lines
  • Contributes to product enhancements by identifying metadata and process related enhancements which align with industry projected growth and innovation
  • Becomes knowledgeable about competitive products and understands the requirements of library customers and the library market
  • Provide product expertise and help prepare communications regarding product updates related to Core Collections in support of sales and marketing efforts
  • Actively promotes the product(s) with both internal audiences (Sales and Customer Support) and external audiences (Customers)
  • Demonstrates the flexibility needed to adapt to new tasks and initiatives as they become evident and necessary, due to evolving and growing needs at EBSCO
  • Supervises collection development team and oversees the work of independent contractors engaged in the functions and activities described above, including librarian Advisory Boards and focus groups


Skills

Requirements:


Masters in Library and Information Science.

3-5 years experience working in libraries and/ or with library technology.

Collection development experience (1-3 years) and thorough knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and practices


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, library acquisitions and/or electronic access standards
  • Demonstrated ability to create and assess recommendations based on multiple criteria, including genre, appeal, reading level, topic, and other author-related and reader-centered attributes
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Familiarity with Core Collections and Sears List of Subject Headings
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Management experience





About EBSCO Information Services: What We Offer

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

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

About the Product Management Department
When you join EBSCO as a Product Manager, Collection Development, you will contribute your skills to the Product Management Department in Ipswich, MA. The Product Management department develops strategies for product lines, evaluates competition, identifies revenue opportunities for products, and selects the product portfolio on EBSCOhost®. Other professionals working in this department include editors, product managers, product management analysts, royalty management specialists, contract administrators, collections management specialists, research analysts, account managers and more.

EBSCO Information Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Librarian, Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH

Since our founding in 1965, Daniel Webster College ("DWC") has established itself as an innovative center of higher learning. DWC maintains an active enrollment of approximately 1,000 students in varying Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the following schools: Arts and Sciences; Aviation Sciences; Business,  Management and Professional Studies; Engineering and Computer Sciences.  Our programs employ traditional, applied and adult-learning teaching styles and are delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment of mutual respect.

 

We are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in the fields of aviation, information technology, business and engineering.

 

In our pursuit of excellence, our employees are our greatest asset.  DWC is a reflection of the spirit of our college community and every employee plays an invaluable role in the achievement of our mission.

 

Ensures the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is established as and remains an integral part of the campus.  Develops, coordinates and delivers user training courses/materials as well as prepares and distributes user documentation and aids.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities

•Designs, implements and maintains strategic plans for the LRC library collections.

•In collaboration with campus faculty, selects books and other media needed for the LRC.  Coordinates LRC materials with course curriculum.

•Assists students with questions regarding the LRC or course materials.

•Designs and delivers database tutorials and instruction materials for users and assists them in search strategies and advanced information needs.

•Assists Instructors with retention efforts by providing information on resources and techniques to enhance study skills, library research skills, etc.  Maintains records of LRC usage to correlate students' progress with their course work.

•Offers formal and informal instruction sessions on how to conduct research using library resources. Serves as an embedded librarian in multiple sections of freshman English.

•Provides reference service to the campus community during assigned desk hours  and via email.

•Negotiates library agreements by complying with state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices and the guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.

 

Requirements & Additional Information:

 

Requirements  

•Master's degree required in Library Science from and ALA accredited library school.

•At least two years' experience working in a library environment.

•Efficiently and effectively utilize a personal computer and related software including Microsoft Office, departmental specific software and the Internet.

•Able to interact with employees, students and outside contacts of all levels.

•Proven educational or administrative experience in solving problems for individuals or teams.  Experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills.

•Proven track record of handling and organizing multiple items with timely completions.

•Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.

•Past history of developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

•Applicants must be available to work a variable work schedule that will include evenings and weekends .

 

Daniel Webster College is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as well as the opportunity for career development.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Apply at https://careers-dwc.icims.com/jobs/21609/librarian/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

 

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Human Resources Assistant, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Human Resources Assistant position. The Human Resources Assistant provides secretarial, clerical, and administrative support for the department. Performs duties such as record keeping, processing employee transactions, assisting with payroll, coordination of meetings and conferences, obtaining supplies, maintaining personnel files, and working on special projects. Responds to inquiries and assembles highly
confidential and sensitive information. Deals with a diverse group of callers and visitors.


Salary: $35,457 - $46,000, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - High school graduate or equivalent; additional education or experience desirable.

Experience - Minimum of 2 years' experience in the human resources field; familiarity with human resources policies and procedures. Prior experience with an HRIS database preferred. Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy.

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

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

Deadline for application: June 28, 2014

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

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham NH

Pelham, NH, Public Library seeks a creative, outreach-oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director.  The right candidate will have knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning, as well as web site and social media skills.  The Library is a beautiful newer facility in southern NH, with easy access to Boston, the seacoast, and the White Mountains.  Servicing over 5,500 patrons, with a collection of over 30,000 items, with 3FT staff, plus PT and volunteers.  MLS plus three years administrative work experience in a library setting desired.

 

Salary beginning at $51,300 plus excellent benefits, including retirement.

 

Find more info @ www.mrigov.com/career.html

 

FLSA exempt position; EEO

 

DEADLINE: July 25, 2014 (or until position is filled)

 

RESUMES HELD IN CONFIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION REQUIRED:  recruitment@mrigov.com

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Instructional Technology Specialist, Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead MA

Marblehead Public Schools
Functional Job Description


Title: Instructional Technology Specialist

Qualifications:
• Master's Degree preferred
• Licensed, or eligible for licensure in Instructional Technology by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with demonstrated teaching experience
• Skill, knowledge and ability to plan, organize and provide professional development opportunities
• Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.)


Reports To:
• Supervisor of Technology
• Assistant Superintendent


Job Goal: To support teachers in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology units, which promote 21st century skills and are aligned with curricula and state standards, by integrating technology in new and effective ways to improve teaching and learning.


Work Year: 204 days - Teacher Year plus 5 days before school begins, 5 days after school ends and 10 floating days for use during the school year


Salary/Benefits:


Performance Responsibilities:
• Demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware, software and peripherals.
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of curriculum development, instruction, assessment, and technology integration.
• Provide direction and support for technology integration and the implementation of the Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations.
• Work with school personnel to develop and carry out a technology implementation plan.
• Work with Special Education Dept to support the integration of assistive technology and technology in general to support student IEP needs.
• Work with school personnel to review curricula goals and to identify, support and implement technologies that increase access to curriculum.
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities, including collaborative learning communities, for effective integration of technology to promote 21st century skills and to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are linked to curriculum goals and state standards.
• Model learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
• Participate in professional growth opportunities.
• Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary.
• Adhere to and enforce all technology policies and procedures put in place by Administrators.
• Perform other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor of Technology
• Member of Assistant Superintendent's Curriculum Teams

Essential Functions of the Job:
Must possess the ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel and students.
• Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
• Create an overall school culture where technology is valued as a teaching and learning tool.
• Stay current in the areas of educational technology and teaching strategies.
• Research, evaluate and recommend new technologies to support teaching and learning.
• Provide instructional leadership to school personnel in effective uses of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with teachers to effectively integrate technology into curriculum, instruction and assessment practices.
• Ensure that technology use supports and enhances curricula goals.
• Act as a technology resource to school personnel and students.

Specialty Area:


Must be able to:
• Provide instructional leadership and support to school personnel and students in the area of instructional technology.
• Organize, facilitate and assess professional development opportunities that focus on the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Collaborate with school personnel in designing, implementing and assessing student-based technology lessons and projects that are aligned to district goals and state standards.
Physical and Environmental Demands:
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.
• Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Equal Opportunity Employer
Marblehead Public Schools 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

  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=856602

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Reader Advisor, Perkins School For The Blind, Watertown MA

Reader Advisor

Department: Braille and Talking Book Library

Schedule: Full-time

 

Come join a team with a mission and make a positive difference in the life of a child! For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

 

The read advisor acts as the primary point of contact for patrons of the Perkins Library and is responsible for assigning audio and braille books, described videos, large print, and other new and/or emerging accessible formats using the Library's automated circulation system. The advisor will facilitate all aspects of patron book selection and delivery processes.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answers incoming telephone lines and assists patrons with information about their book selection, service status, shipments made, requests/reserves processed, and other available services.
  • Utilizes the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) to serve patrons on all aspects of their talking and braille book services and creates book orders for patrons by searching request lists, selects books by subject interest or author preferences, customizes patrons service profiles and serves patrons according to their service preferences.
  • Answers general informational requests and assists in resolving requests, selection or service problems from patrons.
  • Maintains the online patron reading database including updating patron reading interests, service frequency, and type of service data as needed.
  • Searches the Library of Congress/National Library Service online catalog to assist patrons in locating titles that are not available locally.
  • Processes routine interlibrary loan requests to other libraries and Library of Congress Multistate Centers through an electronic national system for interlibrary loan processing; maintains detailed notes of interlibrary loan transactions in the patron database.
  • Provides basic information on eligibility, registration, equipment; refers calls to other staff as appropriate.
  • Notifies the Registration Unit of updated patron information, status changes or subscription related information such as address changes, transfers, cessation of services, and subscription problems.
  • Provides basic technical support with regard to the library downloadable book services.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of unit volunteer staff.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two (2) years, public library or reference experience. 

 

 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package, which includes, recess time, tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

 

 

For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students.  Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Part-time Assistant Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis NH

The Hollis Social Library has an opening for an Assistant Librarian position, working 13 hours a week.  This job requires working two evenings a week and one weekend on a 4 week rotation.  The primary areas of responsibility for this job include interlibrary loan, cataloging basics using Marc records and covering the Circulation Desk.

 

Details of this job include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Working with the Youth Librarian, assisting with cataloging and processing the Juvenile and Young Adult collections.
    1. Enter library specific cataloging information on new items received from the book vendor.
    2. Review Marc records for completeness and accuracy.
    3. Process new materials including but not limited to: labeling, barcoding, covering.

 

  1. Processing interlibrary loan requests.
    1. Process interlibrary loans (ILL's) received from other libraries for patrons and book discussion groups.
    2. Process ILL's to return to loaning libraries.  
    3. Process materials from our collection to be sent out to fulfill other libraries' ILL requests.
    4. Check and respond to regular mail and e-mail about the library and its collections.

 

  1. Work at the Circulation Desk assisting patrons, checking items in/out, issuing new library cards and taking hold requests.

 

Teamwork is very important so we will be looking for the following qualities in the next member of our team:

  • Values a team environment, supports coworkers with the best interest of the library in mind.
  • Willingness and interest to learn new things and share what they learn.
  • Strong customer service skills and positive attitude.

 

Hourly wage above average for the Southern NH area.

 

Qualifications for this position are:   Individual must have a Bachelor's Degree; 2 or more years' experience working in a library; knowledge of Dewey Decimal System; familiarity with Library Management Systems and worked in a Circulation Dept; expertise processing Interlibrary Loans and Cataloging; working knowledge of MS Office Products; strong people skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; sense of humor.  Expected to work nights and weekends.  Desirable:  MLS Degree or attending school to earn degree

 

Closing Date: 6/26/2014 or when the job is filled

 

If you are interested in applying for this job, mail your resume and cover letter to:

 

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

2 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Lucinda Mazza, Director

 

If you would prefer to email your information, send it to:

director@hollislibrary.org  with a subject heading of Assistant Librarian Position.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport RI

Library Director, Newport (RI) Public Library  (Search extended):  Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library.   The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees.    The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration.   Full job description available at www.newportlibraryri.org/director.pdf.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required.  Experience in library renovation projects and fundraising preferred.  Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable.   Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to directorsearch@newportlibraryri.org.  Position open until filled.

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Digital Services/Systems Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Digital Services/Systems Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Digital Services/Systems Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

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 abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with library information systems; 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 all are strongly preferred qualifications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment 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) oversee Library operation at the Meriden Center; (6) develop successful partnerships with Distance Learning and faculty to integrate digital/e-resources and mobile technologies with campus teaching and learning initiatives; (7) liaise with faculty and contribute to the Library's collection development and maintenance; (8) supervise circulation operations and manage course reserves; (9) participate in reference and research assistance; (10) provide copy cataloging services as needed; (11) provide assistance and technical support to library staff for the creation of teaching aids such as class and subject guides; (12) liaise with the college's IT Department; (13) perform other related duties 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:                  July 14, 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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Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

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 abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with LibGuides; experience and knowledge of emerging technologies such as mobile applications; experience in accreditation process; experience with developing and administering learning assessment tools.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully respond to the needs of MxCC students, faculty and staff: (1) under the supervision of the library instructional team leader, develop, conduct and assess information literacy  instruction sessions and collaborate with faculty to facilitate library instruction; (2) instruct and advise patrons on research and effective use of library resources and basic computer applications; (3) liaise with and provide library services at the MxCC's Meriden Center; (4) liaise with faculty and contribute to the library's collection development and maintenance; (5) demonstrate ability and understanding of Library circulation procedures; (6) provide interlibrary loan service;  (7) perform other related duties 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:                  July 14, 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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Corporate Librarian / Archivist, Sasaki Associates, Watertown MA

Collaboration is one of today's biggest buzzwords--but at Sasaki, it's at the core of what we do. We see it not just as a working style, but as one of the fundamentals of innovation. We think and work beyond boundaries to make new discoveries. We are diverse, curious, strategic, and inspired.

Our practice comprises architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, graphic design, and civil engineering, as well as financial planning and software development.

We are currently seeking a Librarian/Archivist to manage all operations of our small corporate design library and archives. This is a full-time position: M-F 8:30am -5:30pm.

Responsibilities:

Library

  • Assist professionals with reference and research questions
  • Identify and acquire new library materials: books, periodicals, and digital resources
  • Manage subscriptions, including resource routing and forwarding
  • Catalogue new acquisitions and backlog in Koha ILS using Library of Congress Classification
  • Update and maintain Koha ILS through outside vendor
  • Keep current codes and standards available, weed outdated materials
  • Conduct research at Harvard University Loeb Design Library
  • Create and maintain library budget

Product Library

  • Catalogue samples and product information using CSI Masterformat
  • Maintain up-to-date vendor contact information
  • Receive, organize, and refile product materials
  • Assist designers with reference questions
  • Form and maintain relationships with representatives from product manufacturers
  • Attend product presentations
  • Work toward acquiring Health Product Declaration information for all product library materials
  • Weed product information and find appropriate donation centers

Archives

  • Archive physical project materials according to the company records retention policy
  • Catalogue all archived materials in Koha ILS
  • Schedule records destruction according to policy every January
  • Update and maintain historic list of projects
  • Process historic collection, including finding aid creation, for extensive backlog of materials
  • Provide access to archived materials to professionals and outside researchers
  • Locate digital archived materials on company server

Records Management

  • Attend Technical Quality Control Meeting, contribute to discussion
  • Update Corporate Policies and Guidelines working with the Chair of the TQC Committee
  • Work to incorporate records management into overall project management procedures

Additional

  • Be actively involved in Boston Society of Architects - Information Resource Wizards committee
  • Participate in professional development opportunities in library and archives field

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA-Accredited institution
  • Professional experience in a library or archive-setting preferred
  • Background/Education in Architecture/Art/Design a plus
 
To apply, please submit your resume via our career portal:  https://sasaki-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16623 

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Collections Strategist, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST (Arts and Humanities)
Collections Strategy and Management
Librarian II/III



The MIT Libraries seeks a Collections Strategist who is an adaptive, innovative and process-driven strategic thinker. This position contributes to the Collections Strategy and Management (CSM) Department's leadership role in developing a holistic strategy for collections within the library, publishing and scholarly communities, and will serve as CSM's lead strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections.



The Collections Strategist will participate with department colleagues in the development and implementation of the Libraries collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plan content; participate in prioritizing and spending designated central funds; and help with the selection of major interdisciplinary resources and packages. The Strategist will gather and organize collections data from a variety of tools and sources and coordinate its use in collections work, and, through analysis and assessment, use it to guide strategy changes. S/he will also provide leadership to selected collections-related projects.



The incumbent will join the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), which serves as a forum for the 10 member group to discuss topics of mutual interest to selectors' communities.  Promoting a strategic and holistic approach to collections work, the Strategist will engage with selectors in building collections, work with them and provide training to ensure best collections practices, and help the CoP think about collections work within the broader context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management and curation. S/he will monitor funds; manage gift/endowed fund expenditures according to donors' intent; and contribute to resource development and donor stewardship including identifying and articulating collections needs.



The Arts and Humanities at MIT are particularly vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education. The Collection Strategist will have selection responsibilities for general subject resources and monographs that serve broad aspects of the A&H community's research needs as well as topics that cross subject areas, such as cultural studies, and will support other library services for the community. S/he will be engaged with colleagues around significant issues in the Arts and Humanities and keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

*         ALA-MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

*         Bachelor's degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections, including a deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more disciplines

*         Minimum of five years' collection development experience in an academic/research/special library

*         Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, including experience producing reports and communicating findings for diverse audiences

*         Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues

*         Evidence of ability or potential  to lead change and implement new services and work methods

*         A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries

*         Strong analytical skills

*         Ability to be flexible and to successfully manage competing deadlines

*         Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products

*         Demonstrated project management skills



Preferred

*         Advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities

*         Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills

*         Grant writing experience



SALARY AND BENEFITS: $61,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level (Librarian II or III) will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin June 23, 2014.  MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.



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



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

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Assistant Director for Human Resources, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Assistant Director for Human Resources

Cambridge Public Library

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

A Bachelor's Degree is required.  A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school of library and information science is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement. A degree in Human Resources and/or Human Resources Certifications is desirable.  A minimum of seven years of successful professional work, at least five of which have been in a position of administrative responsibility is preferred.   A broad background in librarianship is desirable, public library experience is preferred.  Requires demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate staff; knowledge of human resources management principles and practices, experience developing creative and innovative programs and services, excellent problem solving skills, effective oral and written communications skills, demonstrated commitment to community service, proven leadership ability.  Necessary attributes include:  maturity, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, creativity, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, and dependability.

 

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.

Attends and participates in continuing education programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director for Human Resources acts as the human resources officer for the library system.  In the absence of the Director of Libraries and of the Assistant Director for Public Services, is responsible for all library functions. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  •          Directs human resource functions of the Main Library and Branches
  •          Manages all aspects of hiring, recruiting, new employee orientation, and staff development
  •          Oversees annual performance evaluation process, writes performance evaluations, recommends remedial assistance, disciplinary action, and merit or position upgrades
  •          Prepares personnel reports as required
  •          Replies to inquiries about past or present employees from potential employers, banks, educational institutions, and similar requestors
  •          Interprets library and city policies for library staff
  •          Works with City Personnel Department staff to meet the needs of the Library
  •          Initiates and implements special projects and programs
  •          Develops policies and procedures as required
  •          Manages all aspect of payroll process
  •          Oversees implementation of union contracts and liaises with union representatives
  •          Supervises two Administrative Assistants who perform payroll functions and other personnel functions. 
  •          Supervises Manager of Technical Services Department.
  •          Attends major library and community events 
  •          Represents the Director of Libraries and/or the Library at meetings and conferences 
  •          Performs  other duties required by the Director of Libraries for the good of the Library

 

SALARY:             $87,953  to  $104,791 in seven steps

 

DEADLINE:          July 10, 2014 by 5pm 

 

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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Library Career Mixer, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley MA

Are you a recent Library Science Graduate or Library Science Student interested in meeting potential employers in the public library field? Please join us on Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a Library Career Mixer at the Wellesley Free Library!

We welcome students currently working towards their Library Science Degree, or recent graduates of accredited Library Science programs. The format of this event will focus on personal interaction and small group conversations. Prospective candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes.

Wellesley Free Library
Main Library - Wakelin Room
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
Monday June 23
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Questions? Please email: fabuzeit@minlib.net

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Temporary/Substitute Youth Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield MA

Duties: Deliver quality children's service in the Youth Room of Wakefield's public library.

Qualifications:Candidate should enjoy public service to all ages, be organized and detail- oriented, and work well both as part of a team and independently.  Experience with Evergreen a plus.

Schedule:       After training, fill in as needed to cover vacations and busy time periods during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; and Saturday 9-5.  Sunday hours may be available in the fall.

Pay:                 $21.92 - $22.72/hr depending on education and experience.

 

Available:      Immediately.

 

Send:              Resume and letter of application:

Catherine McDonald, Assistant Director

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880

cmcdonal@noblenet.org

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University is seeking experienced librarian applicants for the Electronic Resources Librarian position.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate.

This position is also responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. Takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library's effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University Community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology-based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

 

Application deadline: July 25, 2014.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 3 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Sierra and related future products and services.
  • Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, SERU.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC format.

Apply Here

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Assistant Library Director/Head of Youth Services, Wells Public Library, Wells ME

We are seeking an energetic, creative professional with knowledge and passion for  library services and youth literature to become our new Assistant Director/Head of Youth Services. This position assists in the operation of the library with primary responsibility for planning, direction, and overall operation of Youth Services (infant through teens).

 

Requirements for the position are: an ALA-accredited MLS and 3 years' professional library experience in youth services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Essential skills/abilities include: demonstrated success in programming for children, excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to balance multifaceted job responsibilities in a busy environment, enthusiasm for working with the public, strong collection development skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, strong computer skills, and commitment to team approach.  

 

The Wells Public Library is an attractive, growing library committed to future expansion with services that include creative adult and youth programs, and a spacious, sunny children's/programming area.  An active, supportive Board of Trustees, Friends group, and dedicated staff and volunteers contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment in this coastal community.

 

To view a more detailed position description, and/or for more information, please feel free to visit our town's website at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities.

 

Closing date: July 1, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and required Town of Wells application (available online at www.wellstown.org, under Town Employment Opportunities) to: Town of Wells, Att: Human Resources Director, 208 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090.   Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-time Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford CT

JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HARTFORD

333 Bloomfield Avenue

West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-time archivist position available

Maintain database and collections, process and manage acquisitions and archival requests, assist with website management, assist with exhibit research and documentation, maintain social media

Library Science degree preferred but not necessary

Diversified, interesting work at small non-profit

 

For more information contact Estelle Kafer at     ekafer@jewishhartford.org

or 860-727-6171      

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

*Job Title:
Content Analyst/Taxonomist


Organization Name:
Harvard Business School - Baker Library


Wage/Salary:
$1500 for 3 month internship


*Job Description:
The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is in the midst of creating an online portal for entrepreneurship that redefines the way in which HBS entrepreneurs engage with content, community and each other. As part of this project, the ROCK Center is in need of temporary help from a professional in the field of library/information science to assist in selecting, analyzing, and tagging faculty, external, newsworthy and experiential content for the site, as well as aiding in the development and maintenance of the navigation taxonomy used to tag the content. Timeframe of position: July -September, 2014


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

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

Application Instructions:
Send resume to:


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

Boston, MA 02163

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emerson College, Boston MA

Description: 
The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, in person and via chat and email.

The person in this position works 14 hours per week during the 30 weeks of the year that comprise the fall and spring semesters (September through April). This person works Saturdays from noon to 6pm, two nights per week from 7pm to 10pm, and 2 additional hours per week. May require holiday hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education: (including hardware, software, and equipment)
ALA-accredited MLS or enrollment in an MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Aptitude and skills to provide excellent reference service in person, via chat, and via email.

Excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Interest in library instruction and information literacy.

Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Familiarity with graphic design and print production standards.

Interest in developing social media campaigns and outreach.

To apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8035

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Director, Content Strategy, Fidelity Investments, Boston MA

Link to apply: https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/10020/jobdetail.ftl?job=1404089

Director, Content Strategy - 1404089

Description
 
The User Experience Design team is responsible for designing Fidelity Investments' award-winning websites, mobile applications, and internal workstations. Our 100+ person team of elite user experience professionals works collaboratively with the business and technology teams to design and deliver online experiences that enable our customers' financial success.
 
We are currently looking for a Content Strategy Director to join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture. This Director will work closely with a dedicated team on a key internal reference ecosystem and platform, providing front-line value to customer interactions. The Director will also serve as the enterprise taxonomy specialist, working with subject matter experts and committees across the organization to support content health, search, and reusability.

Responsibilities  
  • Lead and mentor a team of content strategists working on a key internal reference system
  • Establish and enforce editorial standards for decentralized content producers
  • Work closely with User Experience Director on content needs to optimize user-centric design
  • Work closely with Platform Development Director to prioritize and balance workloads between present and future state initiatives
  • Serve as primary enterprise taxonomy lead, working with multiple business units across the organization to evolve and maintain forward-thinking structures that enable efficient and effective content distribution in multiple channels
  • Guide and inform enterprise content delivery strategy
  • Set a north star for great customer experience as well as online user experience, guiding cross-functional teams toward a standard of excellence
  • Speak knowledgeably and with purposeful application to associates at all levels in the organization regarding the history, evolution, and trends in content strategy and user experience
  • Drive vision and evolution of the content strategy team and practices through concrete contributions that improve overall reach, effectiveness, and efficiency
  • Serve as a change agent within the firm, identifying enterprise obstacles and building solutions to continually improve scale and efficiency of managing content assets
  • Leverage and continue to develop standards that drive clear, consistent nomenclature for tools and applications
  • Develop, reinforce, and socialize standards, governance, and processes for content creation, maintenance, and distribution
  • Drive measurable, meaningful assessment and reporting for content life cycle health
  • Work with information architects, designers, researchers, usability specialists, and creative directors on complex projects of varying sizes
  • Define content requirements for projects based on experience, competitive research, and input from subject matter experts
  • Create compelling content that speaks to defined user personas by considering the goals, desires, and potential limitations of users
  • Champion the role of content within the team, group, and larger organization to provide business partners with user-centric, innovative online communications that meet business needs and user objectives
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure that content meets legal, compliance, SEO, accessibility, Fidelity branding, and style guide requirements
  • Serve as an active and enthusiastic member in the content strategy community

Qualifications
 
Education and Experience
  • Applicable undergraduate degree
  • Proven content strategy team leadership, including exceptional coaching and skill development
  • 10+ years of writing, marketing, design, UX experience
  • 3+ years working with content structure (taxonomy, tagging, metadata, component segmenting), and workflow needs within a complex organization
  • 3+ years of significant content management system experience, including migrations
 
Skills and Knowledge
  • Experience in financial services preferred
  • Familiarity with large, reference-oriented sites
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Competency with information architecture and user experience best practices
  • Conversant and comfortable in the technology space
  • Ability to understand customer needs, motivations, and behaviors and translate them into deliverable tasks
  • Proven relationship-building skills and confidence to seek answers within teams, business units, and large organizations
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, quickly, and thoroughly to prioritize and complete tasks under multiple deadlines while guiding others to do the same
  • Creativity, curiosity, imagination, and a sense of humor
 
 
Company Overview
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions as well as thousands of financial intermediary firms. Fidelity is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, the largest mutual fund supermarket, a leading online brokerage firm, and one of the largest providers of custody and clearing services to financial professionals. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
 

Job

:  Web Design

Primary Location

:  MA-Boston

Other Locations

:  NH-Merrimack, RI-Smithfield, NJ-Jersey City

Schedule

:  Full-time

Job Level

:  Individual Contributor

Education Level

:  Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type

:  Standard

Shift

:  Day Job

Overtime Status

:  Non-exempt

Travel

:  No

 

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Project Archivist, Brown Research Library, Maine Historical Society, Portland ME

The Maine Historical Society's Brown Research Library seeks a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Project Archivist for processing the recently acquired Bangor Theological Seminary Collection. The start date for this 18-month temporary project is August 3, 2014. The Project Archivist is responsible for working independently and as part of a larger collections management team to complete the archival appraisal, processing and description of a nearly 250 linear ft. collection of institutional records documenting the 200 year history of the Bangor Theological Seminary of Bangor, ME, an inter-denominational seminary in the Congregational tradition.

The project includes three components: Project Management, Arranging & Describing, and Outreach.

Project Management:

  • Creating and implementing a working timeline
  • Keeping the project on-task and within the 18 month perimeter
  • Communicating with and reporting to the Society's Archivist as well as other technical services staff
  • Managing the project budget
  • Supervising other project staff  and volunteers

Arranging & Describing:

  • Archival appraisal and survey
  • Identifying and setting priories in respect to preservation, conservation and digitization
  • Arranging the collection including, but not limited to, re-housing and reformatting
  • Adhering to the industry's best practices
  • Implementing and/or providing guidelines for preservation and conservation
  • Creation of a completed finding aid in accordance with the Society's expectations and current practices

Outreach:

  • Cultivation and promotion of the collection though the Society's online and printed outlets
  • Coordinating internal requests for exhibition content and/or publications
  • Providing recommendations to the Society's Maine Memory Network Curator

 

Requirements:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution with graduate coursework in archival management
  • Five or more years experience as a processing archivist
  • Experience working with large collections, including series and hierarchical organization
  • Ability to lift and move 40 lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • Transportation to an offsite facility

 

Preferred:

 

  • Experience with institutional records, especially of an academic and/or religious nature
  • Working in a historical society setting
  • Working knowledge of Maine history

 

Compensation & Logistics:

 

Salary at $30,000 per year with benefits package. Processing of this collection will take place off-site at the Society's collections management center in Portland, ME. The Project Archivist must provide their own transportation to and from the site, but are not expected to transport collections. Public transportation to the site is limited.

 

 

Please submit the following electronically to Jamie Rice, MHS Director of Library Services at jrice@mainehistory.org

 

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience
  • A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment and publications
  • One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post
  • Three professional references, including current phone, email addresses and affiliations

The above may also be mailed to the following address:

 

Maine Historical Society

Brown Research Library

489 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101-3498

Attn: BTS Search Committee

 

No Phone Calls Please.

 

The Application period ends on July 1, 2014.

 

 

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

Library Manager L-II, Washington Park

Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

 

Salary:     $43,992.00 -$56,998.50 L-II

Status:      Full-time with Benefits

Posted:     May 19, 2014

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by May 27, 2014 will be considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Library/Medial Specialist, Hudson High School, Hudson MA

Job Description
Qualifications:

Under the direct supervision of the High School Principal and the Director of Technology the HHS Library/Media Specialist should possess the following qualifications:

o DESE license as a library teacher
o Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
o Classroom teaching preferred
o Technology applications and ability to use web tools

Responsibilities:

• Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
• Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
• Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
• Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
• Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
• Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
• Manages and supervises the library facility.
• Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
• Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
• Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
• Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
• Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
• Establishes communication and networks with the Hudson Public Library staff.
• Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
• Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.

To apply: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=827402

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Dean, Library and Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA

Berklee College of Music invites applications for the position of Dean, Library and Learning Resources.  Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music.  The Berklee community consists of 4,400 talented and diverse students, 606 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose 200+ Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.

 

The Dean is the chief administrator for the library and learning resources areas, articulates a strategic vision for the areas, leads the areas in supporting the teaching and learning needs of the various programs and departments, and serves as advocate for the library and learning resources within the college and larger community.

 

The Dean is responsible for the successful administration of the Stan Getz Library, which encompasses the library, media center, and archival activities, and Learning Resources, comprised of the Learning Center and the core music tutoring program.  The Dean also guides the collaboration in supporting the library of the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, as well as the college's online extension school, which will offer bachelor of professional studies programs starting in Fall 2014. 

 

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost, the Dean is part of the Academic Affairs senior leadership and oversees a staff of 19, including direct supervision of the Director of Library Services, Director of Learning Support Services, Manager of Learning Resources Web Development, and the Library Systems Developer.  The Dean is a member of the President's Council (college's senior leadership) and Academic Leadership Council (Academic Affairs leadership).

 

Ideal Qualities and Capabilities

 

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and administrator with experience in a leadership capacity and expertise in strategic planning, goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery.  The individual will demonstrate a strong record of accomplishment in academic library management with particular emphasis in overseeing programs in music and/or the arts.  A passion for music, particularly contemporary music, is essential.  The individual will possess the capacity to resonate with the unique character of Berklee and demonstrate commitment to Berklee's mission to prepare students for professional careers in music.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, and a bachelors degree or higher in music; demonstrate substantive understanding of the role of the music library and learning support services in higher education, including awareness of the best practices in higher education; possess a strong background in applying emerging technologies within the academic music library environment and learning support services; display the ability to be innovative with services; and demonstrate successful budget management experience. 

 

From a personal perspective, the ideal leader will possess the ability to provide dynamic and vigorous leadership that embraces a collaborative, collegial, and inclusive leadership style, as well as consensus-building capabilities.  The individual will be able to function effectively in a constantly changing environment, exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate commitment to diversity.  Grant writing and/or fund raising success are considered desirable. 

 

The Dean position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a starting date as soon as is feasible, but no later than January 2, 2015.  Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.  The position is based in Boston, MA.

 

Application Procedure

 

Applications should be limited to 12 pages total (preferably in PDF format) and must include the following items:

  • letter of interest that addresses your qualifications and experiences relevant to the position;  please address your letter to the Dean for Library and Learning Resources Search Committee;
  • statement of one page (or less) regarding your vision of the music library as physical space in an evolving digital and electronic environment;
  • detailed resume; and
  • names of three professional references with current contact information (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers).

 

 

Application review is expected to begin in July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check.   For more information about the position and Berklee's library and learning resources, please visit the following website: 

 

 

 

For more information about Berklee College of Music, and Berklee Valencia, please visit the following websites:

 

 

 

*Electronic applications only.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

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Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol CT

Roger Williams University - Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian

 

Thank you for considering Roger Williams University in your search.

 

About Roger Williams University
The Roger Williams University School of Law is the only law school in Rhode Island, offering future attorneys a rigorous, world-class legal education in a supportive, personalized environment. A top-notch faculty and strong student culture, plus a commitment to public service, drive the school's rapidly growing reputation for preparing graduates to practice in a complex, interconnected world.

 

Job Description
Under the direction of the Collection Services Librarian, the Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian is responsible for electronic and print acquisitions, continuations, and the day-to-day management of digital resources for the Law Library. Responsibilities include: maintaining library accounts and licenses; coordinating budgeting, fund allocations, and invoice processing; contact with legal information vendors; ongoing training of library staff in collection services functions; managing the law library's digital resources; serving as a contact for library purchases for law faculty; serving at the reference desk; and participating in campus-wide library initiatives.

 

Requirements
Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school.

Minimum of two years' experience in library acquisitions or another collection services unit, preferably in a law library.

Strong service orientation.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact with faculty, students, visitors and staff. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects.

Excellent computer skills, including a working knowledge of the current University supported Windows environment, Word or WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience managing digital resources.

Experience with SQL and other programming languages for library applications.

Experience using III library systems.

 

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

 

Additional Information
Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

 

Application Instructions
Please apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49608 and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

 

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Library Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier VT

The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the Library's consistent achievement of its financial objectives and mission, including maintaining the Kellogg-Hubbard's tradition of outstanding public service and innovative program offerings.   

 

The Director will be responsible for the management of a staff of seven full-time staff members, five part-time staff members, and a team of volunteers. Candidates must have a strong public service background, strong fundraising skills, and welcome the challenges of nonprofit library management.

 

Kellogg-Hubbard Library is located in the heart of Montpelier, Vermont and also serves four surrounding towns, a total population of 17,600. The collections consists of 77,000 items and has an annual circulation of 288,876--the second highest in Vermont.

 

Visit our website for the full job description: kellogghubbard.org

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by July 14 to:khldirectorsearch@gmail.com

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High School Library Teacher, Needham High School, Needham MA

Position Type:
High School Teaching

Date Posted:
3/3/2014

Location:
Needham High

High School Library Teacher (1.0)

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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


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

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

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

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

Deadline is Friday, June 6th

 

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Systems Librarian, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Librarian
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:NE41410-11-1135724LV841068D
SALARY RANGE: $63,386.00 to $82,402.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 09, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College (NWC) Library, in Newport, RI. The Infrastructure and Content Department is responsible for the selection, acquisition, organization and description of print and electronic materials for the Library collections. In this capacity, the department is responsible for applying best practices for metadata creation for the Library's online catalog and Naval Historical Collection, as well as managing the Library's Integrated Library Systems and associated software.

DUTIES:

  • Develop workflows for creating metadata for all records types.
  • Upgrade and maintain all Library systems, including classified and unclassified integrated library systems, online catalog, electronic resource management software, and interlibrary loan management systems.
  • Install and set-up software, configure settings, and integrate user needs with system capabilities.
  • Monitor contract catalog services to assure that services provided are carried out in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Conduct regular training sessions for library staff on new and existing systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
BASIC REQUIREMENT - LIBRARIAN: Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a Bachelor's degree.
OR
Successful completion of a total of at least five years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the educational requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes 1) Solving complex cataloging and metadata problems; 2) Installing and setting up software, configuring settings, and integrating user needs with system capabilities; 3) Cataloging of a variety of materials including difficult technical reports, serials, and foreign language items; 4) Using metadata schemes Dublin Core and EAD, and Computer Mark-up Language XML.

SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position being filled; Or A combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371718900

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Maine Memory Network Content Assistant, Maine Historical Society, Portland ME

Maine Historical Society seeks a part-time content assistant for Maine Memory Network, a statewide digital museum (www.mainememory.net). Looking for someone with an advanced history degree with experience working the field. This person will work as part of the MMN team and serves the requirements of the project as needed, including assisting the MMN curator and other team members. This person is responsible for working on projects that involve scanning and transcribing historical documents, cataloging records, reviewing all records added to MMN, managing the digital image archives, assisting and training contributing partners, and doing other production work related to MMN and the MHS websites. This position is part-time, grant-funded and would be working on-site at the Maine Historical Society in Portland, ME.

 

For details see http://www.mainehistory.org/jobs

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Digital Records Analyst/Archivist, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Montpelier VT

The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, a division within the Vermont Office of the Secretary of State, has an excellent opportunity for a digital records analyst/archivist. This is one position that is being recruited at two levels. Applicants wishing to be considered for more than one level MUST apply to both job openings.

Application Procedure:

A full job description and application for each of the openings listed below is available online at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

RECORDS ANALYST II (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Job Opening ID #614964 (Closing Date: June 15, 2014)

We are looking for a specialized, detail-oriented Digital Records Analyst/Archivist II to promote and facilitate the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Vermont. Working closely with the State Archivist, Senior Archivist, and the Senior Records Analyst, the individual in this position is responsible for collaborating with public agencies on the implementation of recordkeeping standards and best practices into new and existing systems for the efficient and effective management of digital public records. For digital public records of continuing the value, he or she coordinates the digital records lifecycle between agency business and recordkeeping systems and VSARA's digital preservation system and approves the transfer of legal custodianship of digital archival records from the creating agency to VSARA. 

RECORDS ANALYST III (DIGITAL RECORDS ANALYST/ARCHIVIST)

Job Opening ID #614952 (Closing Date: June 15, 2014)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Digital Records Analyst/Archivist III to provide vision, leadership, and policy for the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Vermont. Working closely with the State Archivist, the individual in this position is responsible for identifying and planning programs and services related to digital public records, including the creation and sustainability of a digital preservation program. He or she applies advanced knowledge and expertise in electronic records management and digital preservation to provide a full range of services for the systematic management of digital public records to assure their authenticity and accessibility from the point of creation to final disposition (destruction or transfer to state archives), including analyzing, developing, and implementing statewide services and standards specific to digital public records

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

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Head of Reference Services, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

The Head of Reference Services is responsible for the leadership and management of the library's reference operations. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, this faculty librarian position is responsible for expanding the operation to meet the demands of our rapidly growing online student population while maintaining our excellent services to our traditional on campus student population.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

* Provides leadership for the library's reference services including training reference providers, assuring quality of service and investigation of new reference delivery models

* Coordinates scheduling of reference service points including reference desk, reference chat service, and other current or future service formats

* Directly supervises and trains part-time reference librarians

* Develops and implements methods of evaluating reference services including statistical analysis

* Coordinates with the Information Literacy Librarian to assure alignment of information literacy instruction and reference service goals

* Recommends budget allocations for the Reference Department, and monitors expenditures for materials, services, staff

* Provides reference service during regularly scheduled shift rotations

* Performs collection development and maintenance of the reference collection

* Participates in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

* Stays up to date on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

* Some weekend and evening hours required

* Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

* ALA accredited M.L.S., M.L.I.S. degree or international equivalent

* Two years professional academic library experience

* Recent experience in face to face and virtual academic reference services

* Supervisory and /or management experience

* Knowledge of current academic internet, print, and online resources

* Knowledge of current trends and development in higher education

* Demonstrated ability to manage projects and to work in a team environment

* Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a complex, changing environment

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong staff development skills

* Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with faculty and staff across departments

* Excellent organizational and analytical skills

* Knowledge of trends and best practices in reference services

* Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10285.

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Archivist and Collections Curator, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an archivist and collections curator to lead, manage and develop archival and special collections that document and support the College's mission.

 

The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the archivist and collections curator manages services and spaces that support the development, preservation and access of archival collections; and extends and expands the Archives resource base through alumni and donor cultivation and external funding. This position coordinates user services and outreach for the collections physical and virtual resources. The curator works closely with school librarians to integrate the collections as teaching materials in the curriculum, and actively develops the collection to capture Hampshire's history in order to create an enduring record of the institution's unique academic program, building on and maximizing use of  collection holdings that include the official records of Hampshire College, oral histories the Division III archive; Special Collections, including artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jerome Liebling; the Barbara Mettler Dance Archive, the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; art and teaching image collections. Formats include new media, audio recordings, film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture & books. 

 

A MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of three years of relevant experience is required. A secondary degree in a related field is preferred. The successful candidate should be skilled in all aspects of archival collections care, which includes an understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS);  and has expertise with applicable standards including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The archivist and collections curator must have knowledge and experience with collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.); have a deep knowledge of preservation practices; and experience managing digital and print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively with potential donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers. Candidates must be knowledgeable about digital collection infrastructure, copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107 and 108 of American copyright law.) Other technology skills include web editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office program, and scanning software and hardware for digitization. The archivist and collections curator should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

 

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

 

www.hampshire.edu

 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

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User Experience Designer, ACI Worldwide, Waltham MA

ACI Worldwide in Waltham, MA is seeking a User Experience Designer (Full-time, perm) to join a team of people who are passionate about UXD! 

Open to various levels of experience.

 

If interested, send resume/portfolio to the recruiter, Gina Friend, at gina.friend@aciworldwide.com. If you have questions about the role, please contact L Hood at l.hood@aciworldwide.com.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct field research with end-users. Turn data into actionable user and design requirements through data analysis for inclusion in the Product Requirements spec. 
  • Design and prototype information architecture/UI interaction solutions that reflect an understanding of the balance between efficiency, ease of use, user satisfaction, and business goals.
  • Produce comprehensive UX Design Specs that include detailed wireframes and concrete use cases.
  • Conduct assessment methods such as usability testing, heuristic analyses, UI reviews, complexity measures, KLM GOMS, etc. Turn data into actionable information through data analysis and formal reports. Communicate findings to x-functional teams.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Human Factors, User Experience Design, HCI, Library & Information Science, or related discipline
  • Portfolio that demonstrates skills and understanding in user centered design methodologies
  • Experience working in a high-tech in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
    • 1-2 yrs for Associate level
    • 2-5 yrs for straight UXD level
    • 5-10 yrs for Senior level
  • Fundamental understanding of
    • Field research methods such as interviews, contextual inquiry, focus groups, surveys, roundtable usability testing, etc.
    • Usability testing methods, such as formative, summative, moderated, automated, remote, local, RITE, etc.
    • Persona development, task analysis, design heuristics, and use cases (abstract and concrete)
    • Information architecture concepts, conceptual design, and detail design
  • Ability to interpret product requirements from a user-centered as opposed to feature-centered perspective
  • Proficiency with standard prototyping tools such as paper, Axure, Powerpoint, Visio, etc. to create screen mockups, lo-mid fidelity prototypes, and communicate conceptual design concepts.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Familiarity with agile development
  • Preferred:
    • Experience designing for mobile and tablet
    • Banking and payments-industry knowledge

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Manuscript Processor - Temporary Position, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a Manuscript Processor on a full-time basis for one year. The Manuscript Processor will be part of a PEM Phillips Library project team responsible for updating legacy finding aids in word processing software and preparing them for encoding into EAD.

Two years of library experience is required and experience processing archives collections is preferred. Knowledge of archives terminology and standards including DACS, knowledge of American History is required. Strength and skills in written and oral communications, project management, analytical and problem solving skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and an energetic can-do attitude are essential. Candidates must be technically savvy, with proficiency in MS Office suite. Candidates must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Candidates must have a BA and working towards an MLS, or relevant combination of education and experience. A graduate degree and specialization in archives is preferred.

The PEM Phillips Library is temporarily located at a site in Peabody with limited access to public transportation.

Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements, to jobs@pem.org or mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783. PEM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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Library Technician, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Library Technician
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:SE41411-06-1134137LV844959D


SALARY RANGE: $38,542.00 to $50,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Newport, RI
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

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This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College Library, Newport, Rhode Island. The Infrastructure and Content Department is concerned with designing, developing, and implementing sustainable technologies and content. The purpose of this position is to assist in the acquisition, receipting, and processing of materials for the Naval War College Library.

DUTIES:

1. Managing daily operations of a Government Depository collection, including integrating new materials and removing items that are being withdrawn from the collection.
2. Utilizing a purchase credit card to acquire library materials (i.e., books, electronic resources, supplies).
3. Updating library databases (i.e. Integrated Library System (ILS)) and performing quality checks on bibliographic records.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1.) Purchasing library materials with a business or organization purchase card; 2.) Checking in and processing library materials; 3.) Locating and retrieving cataloged records and 4.) Utilizing automated computer systems and programs in a library setting (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, Integrated Library System).

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371540700

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Librarian, Music, Art and Media (MAM) Department, Nashua Public Library, Nashua NH

POSITION:                           LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

 

DEPARTMENT:                  MUSIC / ART / MEDIA DEPARTMENT

 

HOURS WORKED:             40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

 

AFFILIATION:                    AFT LOCAL #4831

 

STARTING SALARY:        $40,839 - $54,346 depending on education / experience

                                                 Job Grade 8, excellent benefits offered

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

 

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the Music, Art and Media (MAM) department including: budgeting, collection development, supervising a staff of 7, and developing departmental policies and procedures. This person also manages MAM physical space and furnishings, and works with security staff to enforce the code of conduct. Other duties include telephone, walk-in, and computer-based patron assistance at the MAM circulation desk. This person will participate in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies. A complete job description is available through the city's Human Resources office.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years of experience in a public library. Supervisory experience is required. The applicant must have demonstrated aptitude for serving a diverse public in a fast-paced environment and be willing to lead by example. The applicant must have experience with library automation systems, be proficient in the use of common office software and possess good oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of music and/or fine arts is preferred; experience in collection development and materials selection is required. 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit applications/resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at:

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5PM ON FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014

 

Jennifer Hinderer

Library Director

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 03-20-14

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Reference Librarians, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury MA

The Duxbury Free Library is looking for energetic knowledgeable Reference Librarians to fill in during vacations and other absences; possible short term position while staff member is on maternity leave. The Library is a stimulating and creative environment and excellent customer service skills are a must. Experience assisting patrons with OCLN catalog, downloadable resources available via OCLN, and processing OCLN Serials processing are highly desirable as is a knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe software and Social Networking websites. Qualifications: Bachelors degree, MLS degree or degree candidate, Reference experience. Hourly rate is competitive. Please send resume along with availability to: David Murphy at dmurphy@ocln.org.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Derry Public Library, Derry NH

Adult Reference Librarian.  Permanent part-time (25 hours).  

 

Derry Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, outgoing, new member for the Reference team.  Knowledgeable, friendly customer service is the primary responsibility.  Position entails assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, and use of internet computers and databases, including instruction and trouble-shooting equipment if necessary. 

 

Successful candidate must be willing to work with people of all ages and levels of knowledge, and have facility with PCs, various wireless devices, the internet, databases and library catalogs, preferably Polaris.  MLIS or MLIS candidate required, with relevant work experience preferred.  Job includes regular evening and Saturday hours. Salary commensurate with experience ($17.50-$21.22.)  Benefits include sick, vacation, and personal time off.

 

Submit a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to Susan Brown, Assistant Director, Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (or email to susanb@derrypl.org) by 27 June 2014.

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Archives Education Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

The Colby Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced Archives Education Librarian to further the Libraries focus on being "central to scholarship". Special Collections collects, organizes, interprets, preserves, makes available and promotes the use of the college's rare and unique materials, which include incunabula and rare books, literary manuscripts and personal papers, institutional archives and artifacts. We support and encourage primary source research and instruction by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the broader scholarly community. One of our highest priorities is to connect our collections to the undergraduate Colby curriculum through a Teaching with Primary Sources program. The Archives Education Librarian position is central to sustaining and fully developing the Teaching with Primary Sources initiative, creating innovative archival labs in consultation with faculty and working with Digital Collections staff to digitize collections for online discovery and access.

Preferred start date is August 1, 2014. Priority given to applications received by June 23, 2014

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Clem Guthro, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

 

●        A cover letter

●        Curriculum vitae

●        A philosophical statement about the role/significance of an archives education program within the small liberal arts environment.

●        Graduate transcripts

●        Three letters of recommendation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Key responsibilities of the Archives Education Librarian position:

  • Develop partnerships with faculty across all Divisions to develop and deliver archival labs that integrate Special Collections materials into individual courses and provide students with an exciting and engaging archival research experience
  • Support  Colby's Center for the Arts and Humanities initiative by working closely with the Center Director and humanities faculty to support humanities labs with hands on archival experiences
  • Strengthen relationships with Colby faculty, supporting their use of Public Humanities and other innovative pedagogical approaches that incorporate archival materials
  • Strengthen relationships with students and support student research in the collections through one-on-one reference service
  • Continue to increase awareness and appreciation for Colby's rare and unique archival materials and artifacts via creative online exhibition, enhancing  Colby's distinctive reputation among peer institutions
  • Providing solid oversight of Digital Collections and Special Collections during sabbaticals of the Assistant Directors of Digital Collections and Special Collections librarians

 

Required qualifications:

  • MLS degree with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related humanities/history field
  • A minimum of five years of experience working  in archives, digitization, and special collections at a college or university including training and experience in SC administration and best practices.
  • Formal training and experience in teaching with archival materials at the undergraduate level
  • Formal training and experience in archival digitization projects and best practices
  • Formal training and experience in archival online exhibition techniques
  • Advanced degree/formal training in archival preservation practices and protocols
  • Ability to collaborate with departmental colleagues within a dynamic and busy work environment and to contribute positively to workplace camaraderie
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills

 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

 

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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