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

Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian

Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian

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

Position Details

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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

Additional areas of focus

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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Information Resource Specialist, Bentley Staffing, New Haven, CT

Compensation: Based on Experience

Job Description:

The qualified individual will be required to perform diversified duties under general direction in order to maintain consistency and order amongst information research materials and documentation in the Information Resource Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide document delivery (locate, purchase and deliver) to internal customers, locating information using print and electronic resources. Share department responsibility for developing the library collection and acquiring literature by providing recommendations to management on the most cost effective method. Recommend or select documents, videos, or recordings for acquisition, repair, replacement or destruction. Maintain collection of catalogs and manage distribution of books, periodicals, documents, and other published materials by tracking and adding materials as needed. Provide email alerts to electronic distribution list notifying recipients of current research available for purchase. May require coordination with Publisher. Provide recommendations to Library Web Master on content that would be valuable to customers to locate on the IRC Website. May support internal documentation and organize/maintain the coordinating files and archives (both electronic and hard copy) for specific projects or departments. Ensure that IRC generated documents are maintained in accordance with COV records retention policy. Collaborate with cross-GBU library staff to identify current technology improvements and provide recommendations to management on ways to expand and improve the IRC.

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC/NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation. Continue to develop skills through additional training and educational programs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education required/ preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science desirable

Experience: Experience in a fast-paced, high-volume document production environment or work experience in a library setting (preferably in the health-care industry)

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: Effective computer skills. Experience with regulatory and/or clinical documentation is a plus

Please email your resume to Christopher@BentleyStaffing.com to be considered for this opportunity.

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Law Firm Librarian, Bulkley Richardson, Springfield, MA

(Position open: September 29, 2014 until filled.)

Bulkley Richardson seeks a full-time solo law librarian for its offices in Springfield, Boston & Amherst. Primary location is in Springfield. Excellent salary and benefits package.

General Duties:

  • Responsible for the overall control of the firm's research collection in the Law Library, in attorneys' offices and online.
  • Plans for changes in research collections and services, prepares and monitors the Law Library's budget and bills.
  • Provides reference services and legal research for attorneys, paralegals and staff.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree, or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Three or more years of relevant experience in a law library or legal information center of a law firm or corporate setting.
  • Database research experience including Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint.
  • Relevant knowledge of legal research, non-legal sources, public records and corporate research.
  • Familiarity with legal and non-legal sources.
  •  Computer and technology skills including working knowledge of MS Office.

Desired:

  • JD with some practical experience.
  • Experience with DB/Text for Libraries.
  • Ability to implement new technologies.
  • Experience with intranet development and management.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision.

Send cover letter and résumé to:
Patrick J. Hourihan, Executive Director Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP P.O. Box 15507
Springfield, MA 01115-5507
(413) 781-2820
Email applications also acceptable to: phourihan@bulkley.com

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.
  • Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.
  • Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.
  • Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.
  • Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.
  • Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science required.
  • 1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.
  • Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.
  • A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.
  • Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.
  • Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.
  • Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

See: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4546 to apply.

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Serials and Digital Access Metadata Librarian, Assistant Library Professor, University of Vermont Libraries, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to coordinate serials cataloging and e-resource access at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this 12 month faculty librarian position will manage the operations of serials cataloging, maintenance of electronic/print serials, ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. As a vital member of Resource Description and Access Services, the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services to manage and monitor serials functions and digital access issues. This position provides serials cataloging services to the University Libraries which include Bailey/Howe Library and the Dana Medical Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide leadership and management of serials operations and digital access at UVM Libraries. Collaborate closely with the Metadata/Cataloging Librarian in managing RDAS departmental workflow. Coordinate provision of access to e-resources in general and e-serials in particular. Assist with data loads for e-resources and quality control of bibliographic records. Manage e-serials and print serials records and coordinate serials bindery activities. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff. Participate in the library liaison program. Serve on various library, university and professional committees; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program;
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible and relevant professional metadata/serials cataloging experience;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards and tools, such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, FRBR, MESH and NLM classification;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Knowledge of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (CONSER, NACO, SACO) standards;
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema, such as, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, and EAD.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong background in serials and e-resource management;
  • Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability;
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F021PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

CAMPUS PROFILE:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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Cataloging Coordinator, Allen Library, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Performs general and basic cataloging and processing functions as well as assists in the daily operations of the Allen Library (a music/dance library). Actively provides information and services to all patrons. Oversees student employees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance, and related performing arts materials in multiple formats. Creates provisional records for music and dance materials. Oversees the processing of Hartt recordings. Assists in the maintenance of authority records to assure the quality and integrity of the library databases. Ensures a high standard of quality for the catalog and authority database. Trains, provides guidance and oversees student staff on proper copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials. Establishes, maintains and adheres to administrative controls over cataloging records and documents detailing intellectual content. Organizes and arranges materials to facilitate access for patrons and library staff. Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats. Keeps abreast of national cataloging policies. Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the repair of library materials. Provides quality customer service in person and by telephone, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources as necessary and appropriate. Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training, attends committee and staff meetings as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to < 1 year.

SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

PAY GRADE: I.

MORE INFORMATION: Find a complete job description and additional information about salaries and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu. If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599; Fax: 860.768.4732. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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

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

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

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

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Qualifications:

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

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

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Reference & Instruction Librarian (PT), Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH

The Manchester Community College Library in Manchester, NH seeks an energetic, customer-service oriented Librarian to join its team. This is an entry-level position.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Reference & Instruction Librarian combines traditional library reference and instruction services with current and emerging technologies to design and develop engaging reference services and library instruction sessions. This position works within a student-centered, creative, and innovative reference and instruction team, providing exceptional customer service for a diverse population and academic curriculum. This position reports to the Library Director at MCC.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Performs reference duties by assisting users with information and research needs in person, and via telephone, chat, and email.
  • Develops and delivers general and course-integrated information literacy/library instruction and reference programs in person and online.
  • Creates online course research and subject guides.
  • Collaborates with faculty to introduce and integrate information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework, and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the reference collection.
  • Collaborates with professional library staff on policy documents.
  • Provides basic technical support and troubleshooting on library computers, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Attends seminars and serves on committees to stay current with professional development and campus issues.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Master's degree in Library Science, from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a library in a higher education institution; Experience using ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards to develop instruction programs and workshops. Knowledge of print and online resources preferred. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Evening and weekend availability required.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of professional library techniques, systems and procedures. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographical research. Knowledge of reader interest levels in relation to library patrons. Working knowledge of reference books and other information sources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including card catalogs and other reference aids. Ability to assist the public and others with specialized library problems. Ability to assign and supervise the work of technical personnel. Ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the colleges appointing authority.

Position Classification: Librarian I

Labor Grade: 18

Salary: $18.79 - $21.97/per hour

Position #: M2R00041

Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours per week, 1st shift including some nights/Saturdays, Available: immediately.

How to Apply

All applicants who wish to be considered for this position are required to submit a Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Employment Application. Unless specified otherwise, applications shall be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will require certification once submitted. Certification does not constitute or guarantee an interview. If applications pass certification, they will be forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration. When submitting an application, please designate the title of the position and position number for which you are applying.

In addition to submitting the CCSNH Application form, applicants are asked to include a current resume or cv, cover letter, and 3 professional references.

Applications and other documents should be submitted to:

Manchester Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
mcchr@ccsnh.edu

For general questions, please contact Jeannie DiBella at jdibella@ccsnh.edu or (603) 206-8008.

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User Services Librarian, Rhode Island Historical Society Research Center, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks energetic, productive public service-oriented candidates for the position of User Services Librarian. Through the use of innovative approaches, emerging technology and good, old fashioned customer service, the User Services Librarian will work to improve customer-centered services and meet the needs of the variety of users for this private research center. The User Services Librarian will serve as a vital link between the public and the specialized library staff. An ability to make connections between research topics, facilitate research requests, and keep the Big Picture in mind is crucial to success in this position. Reporting to the Director for Collections, this position will provide leadership and oversight for User Experience services, which will include the primary functions of reference desk and virtual reference services, as well as serving on project teams within the RIHS. Strong organizational, communication and assessment skills are a must, and the successful candidate will have broad responsibility for ensuring that the library goes the extra mile to surpass the needs of its users creatively, efficiently, and effectively.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of and experience in addressing the challenges facing research facilities today, including rapid changes in technology; the storage and delivery of analog and digital information; creative and efficient use of physical spaces; and changing perceptions of the role of private libraries and museums in the education sector.

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 5 to 7 years experience in a public service position at a research library required. Background and interest in American history or Rhode Island history preferred. Some weekend and evening hours. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have good computer skills especially with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Manual dexterity, including hand/eye coordination and ability to handle books, manuscripts, images, and other paper-based collections.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Rate of Pay

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and based on funding for similar positions at like organizations. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; health insurance (medical, dental, and vision offered); long-term disability and life insurance program; pension.

The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

To Apply

Email letter, resume/CV and names of three references to: jobs@rihs.org with User Services Librarian in subject line. Applications close October 17.

No phone calls, please.

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Librarian, Emerging Technologies, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: LIBRARIAN (SUPERVISOR)

DEPARTMENT: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HOURS WORKED: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: $42,064 - $55,976
JOB GRADE 8

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) supervisory position in the public library includes some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all library electronic resources including database subscriptions and web-based services, and acts as a vendor liaison for electronic databases and software. Works in conjunction with other supervisors on the library's web presence and use of social media. Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the library website and blog. Provides direct customer service 15 hours per week at one of our service desks and supervises library assistants assigned to that service desk.

As a member of our professional staff, this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommend, plan, and implement those that are appropriate including digital collections and downloadable or streaming content.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting managing electronic resources. Possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Experience using content management software, Wordpress is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with database and software vendors.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, applications/resume, and three professional references at:

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

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE BY 5 PM ON OCTOBER 17, 2014.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 1485 09-25-14

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Customer Service Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook, NH

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide a full range of customized support services to assigned library customers, primarily by responding to written and telephone inquiries, researching and addressing any problems and communicating all of YBP's capabilities. Act as primary point of contact for all customers and respond to inquiries about all services, both US and UK, including firm and continuation orders, approval processes, print and digital products, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management.)

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact on the phone and by email. 
  • Communicate information regarding customer account to Sales, Marketing, Operations, etc.
  • Interact with other departments to solve problems and to prevent customer errors.
  • Write, revise and maintain Memos of Agreement for assigned list of customers.
  • Utilize the Profiling Decision Support (PDS) database to support customer profiles.
  • Respond to all customer requests quickly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Troubleshoot digital and print acquisition issues and related technical services such as cataloging records and electronic invoicing.
  • Assist in the development of PDS to reflect changing customer needs.
  • Participate in retrospective selection work and special project management.
  • Provide GOBI training to customers as needed via phone or webinar, and educate customers about YBP services. Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred. MLS degree desirable. Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.
  • Ability to work on the AS400.
  • Broad understanding of LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content.
  • Strong service orientation and positive attitude.
  • Word, Excel and Access experience.
  • Telephone and e-mail business etiquette skills.
  • Strong service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to do presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to spend the majority of day working at a PC.
  • Ability to communicate cross-organizationally.
  • Ability to analyze approval plan performance, identify problems, suggest remedies and solutions.
  • For International bibliographers some foreign language requirements may apply.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally sit, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, and lift/move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close, and color vision in order to view CRT/PC screens and read written reports.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should log into www.btol.com and click on the careers link and then under location search for positions in Contoocook, NH.

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Web Services Specialist, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Join the Newton Free Library's tech team and be part of a reference department that is expanding the envelope of library user experience with hands on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user focused web services.

 Position Responsibilities: The Web Services Specialist will be responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community and expand patrons' online experience. Manage and expand the library's responsive web site. Other responsibilities include develop staff resources, re-organize and redesign the existing website, and explore social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons. Also participates in regular patron instruction in both library and general tech topics to keep people up in developing technologies. Help launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection and online information portals. This position emphasizes the use of web programming to modernize the Library's online presence.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferably in Computer Science, Software Engineering or master's degree in Information Science or similar field. Strong communication skills required. 2+ years' experience administering website, developing web pages using coding software and languages and developing web applications (PHP/ my SQL, ASP/Access, etc.) are also required. Demonstrated ability to take over a large code base and manage updates. Experience delivering library-focused web resources (Digital Library programs, etc.) a plus.

Compensation: $49,539-$64,450

Job Status: Full Time, Salary

Reference Number: 0096-2014

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact Emailresumes@newtonma.gov

Contact Phone: 617-796-1260

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Library Assistant, Reference and Information Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

Duties/Description:

Performs all duties related to providing excellent information and reference service to library patrons. Assists patrons in the use of the library, including but not limited to, reference questions, reader's advisory, and use of equipment and materials. Instructs patrons in use of all library electronic resources, including the Internet, library databases, and online catalog. Helps maintain, organize, and present all nonfiction, periodical, and audio-visual materials in the adult collection, subject to approval by the Reference and Information Services Department Head. May be asked to help organize and staff Special Collections.

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone energetic, enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful. You will be joining a highly experienced Reference staff committed to excellent customer service and remaining on the cutting edge.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience working in a diverse, urban environment
  • ability to work well as a team member and independently
  • enthusiasm about discovering new products and services
  • a great sense of humor
  • flexibility
  • strong tech skills

A BA/BS in a relevant field plus applicable experience will be considered, a MLS from an ALA accredited institution is strongly preferred.

Salary:

$634.52-$756.81/week, steps on city pay scale

Closing Date:

October 7, 2014

Send:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Moser, Interim Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
smoser@mvlc.org 

Email submissions strongly encouraged

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Digital Services Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Boston College Libraries is seeking a Digital Services Assistant to coordinate services and resources in a digital scholarship lab. This position will serve as an initial contact for digital services in the library, and will coordinate activities with multiple departments inside and outside the library in an evolving environment.

This position reports to the Learning Commons Manager.

Responsibilities:

Provide service and referrals for faculty, staff, and students in an evolving library service point focused on digital scholarship and multimedia. Support the instruction department with multimedia expertise, and by staffing reference service points, including the digital scholarship service desk and the O'Neill Library reference desk. Coordinate meetings with a variety of constituents and library staff. Assess user needs and recommend resources. Assist with training and supervision of student workers. Oversee daily functioning of the area, including working with IT to update and maintain hardware and software, schedule spaces for meetings and instruction, and help coordinate special events. Provide support for digitization and reformatting of media items. Assist with marketing and outreach efforts for the digital scholarship space. Use a variety of resources to develop professionally as needs evolve.

Requirements:

  • Experience with digital audio/video production, encoding, dubbing/digitizing, editing, and/or streaming, and one or more of the following: data analysis and visualization, desktop imaging, instructional design
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, and experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience supporting information technology, training, and hands-on software experience
  • Excellent public service, interpersonal and service skills
  • Familiarity with digital humanities, multimedia presentation, and/or data visualization concepts and processes.
  • Minimum two years of related experience
  • Experience working in a library or academic setting preferred
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Coursework or assignments involving digital scholarship and/or multimedia preferred

https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Services, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services.  This position reports to the University Librarian.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to build out our digital program in collaboration with the library, faculty and other campus partners. We have already launched several important projects, but the challenge lies in leading the way from the project-based environment to a sustainable program. We are deeply committed to furthering our digital initiatives and are looking for someone with relevant experience and comfortable in taking an entrepreneurial approach to exploring and trying creative approaches to digital library work. We will commit necessary resources to ensure the success of the Boston College Libraries' digital future. Our motto in the BC Libraries is "value beyond discovery" and we see our current and emerging digital projects and eventual program as critical to establishing that value.

S/he develops, coordinates, and assesses digital collections and services and scholarly projects across the Boston College Libraries. Working at the intersection of technology and scholarship, s/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, and others to develop programs and build digital content to leverage holdings across BCL collections, services, and operations in support of teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. S/he will coordinate the programmatic and content issues relating to the BCL digital collections, and provide creative and compliant oversight for a distributed landscape of static and dynamic digital content. This landscape includes key external partners such as the Boston Library Consortia, Catholic Research Resources Association, and other potential collaborators. S/he will meet the growing need for a coordinated approach to innovative digital projects by engaging with stakeholders, assessing needs and current programs, and creating structures that make BCL a full and trusted partner in digital project development in support of research and learning at Boston College. These initiatives will cross AUL and departmental lines, will include relationships with IT / IDeS and with faculty; s/he will find effective and appropriate ways to communicate and structure these initiatives. Additionally, s/he will provide oversight and assessment of the distributed library education program in all its forms.

The AUL for Digital Initiatives & Services is a member of the University Librarian's Advisory Council (ULAC) and participates in all strategic planning and priority setting activities.

Requirements:

Minimum ten years successful experience in research collections in an academic setting as well as 5+ years of experience directly managing staff.

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program (or equivalent) required.

Master's degree or PhD in another field preferred.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

In order to be considered as an official applicant, please note that it is necessary to apply directly online at our site: www.bc.edu/bcjobs.

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Library Media Specialist, Regional School Unit #13, Rockland, ME

Regional School Unit #13 (Serving the towns of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, St. George, So. Thomaston, Thomaston)

Hiring full-time and part-time positions.

Maine DOE Certification 071 and Maine Criminal History Records Check required.

A teaching application is available on our website, www.rsu13.org, or by calling Human Resources at 207-596-2002.

Please submit application and required materials to:

RSU #13
Attn:  Human Resources
28 Lincoln Street
Rockland, ME 04841

or via email to employment@rsu13.org

EOE

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Assistant Director, Alumnae/i Relations, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations serves as an essential member of the Alumnae/i Relations team in support of increasing alumnae/i/ student engagement, communications and philanthropic support.

The Assistant Director will actively participate in the strategy, planning and execution of the office; develop productive working relationships with members of student life, career services, athletics departments, presidents office, advancement team and other staff and faculty throughout the College as necessary.

Essential Functions

Provide Clerical Support for the Undergraduate Alumnae Association Executive Board:

  • Schedule and staff board meetings.
  • Provide logistical support for meetings, including securing meeting space, parking tickets, catering, media, and day of materials.
  • Provide clerical support for board committees
  • Maintain association financial records in partnership with Alumnae Association Executive Committee.
  • Manage relationship with all Alumnae Association benefit partners;
    • AHI Travel
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance
    • The Harvard Club
  • Implement data preparation for benefit mailings. 
  • Coordinate all awards associated with the undergraduate Alumnae Association.
  • Oversee awards communication and logistics in collaboration with the Awards Committee, Donor Relations and Events team.

Engage Future Philanthropists:

  • Collaborate with internal campus partners to create program opportunities for current students and alumnae/i.
  • Connect students and student groups with alumnae/i mentors.
  • Cultivate opportunities for alumnae/i to return to Simmons as speakers, panelists, and event attendees at departmental and student sponsored events.  
  • Assist with student event communications and logistics that include alumnae/i and provide guidance and support as needed to student leaders.
  • Maintain knowledge of departmental and college-wide activities to be an effective ambassador and communicator to internal partners and external constituents.
  • Assist the Associate Director in coordinating regional engagement and leadership plan for young alumnae/i and future philanthropists.

Coordinate Inbound Alumnae/i Communications for the Simmons Website and Magazine to include but not limited to:

  • Collect and edit Class Notes.
  • Collect in memoriam submissions.
  • Send class note and in memoriam database updates to Advancement Services. 

Manage Alumnae/Student Mentoring Opportunities:

  • Oversee the Success Connection mentoring program for undergraduate seniors. 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and program logistics for Success Connection mentees (seniors).
  • Assist with the Undergraduate and Graduate Alumnae/i Association's alumnae/i mentoring program development and planning.
  • Work with field staff to identify alumnae/i prospects to serve as mentors for both undergraduate and graduate schools to increase engagement and inspire philanthropy.  
  • Serve as the OAR liaison to the Career Education Center

Qualifications:

The Assistant Director must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and writing skills, remain highly organized and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with speed and accuracy both independently and as part of a team.  Possess keen attention to detail. 

Utilize College resources to effectively administer projects and programs.

Ability to set priorities and manage multiple activities simultaneously under tight deadlines.  Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change

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Library Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

Creative, energetic leader with strong public service orientation needed to direct all phases of operations in a busy vibrant library, recently expanded to 30,000 square feet on 3 floors; experienced staff of 9 FT and PT personnel; serving a town of 12,000 people centrally located in the scenic Quaboag Valley; annual circulation of 141,838 in FY 12; member of CWMARS network using Evergreen open source software. Knowledge of administrative practices, budget management, and library technology, plus ability to work well with public officials and community organizations required. Requires MLS degree from an ALA accredited program, plus 5 years minimum experience in a leadership position. Competitive salary and benefits. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references to: presidentppl@palmer.lib.ma.us

Palmer (MA) Public Library web site: www.palmer.lib.ma.us

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to be the Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian, the Director, and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities (DH)
  • Provide guidance and support to graduate and undergraduate students in using new DH tools and techniques
  • Work with researchers at all levels to develop analyses and visualizations of humanities data
  • As a part of the Center for Digital Scholarship work closely with the Brown Digital Repository staff to enable and participate in software development, metadata creation, preservation, and best practices for sustainable development of faculty and student projects
  • Serves as team member/liaison to one or more humanities departments as appropriate.
  • Professional contributions and development, including participation in regional, national and international DH organizations/activities, and current awareness of the literature and social media outlets for advances in the field

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field
  • 3 years of experience either in an academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114800. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries seeks candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship LibrarianThe ideal candidates will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Digital Research, and in conjunction with subject librarians, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist clients with projects from start to completion, and will aid in promoting digital scholarship to the campus community. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. This role requires a creative and dynamic individual with exceptional technology and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty, is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

Appointment as Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian dependent upon qualifications and requires a minimum 3 years relevant professional experience.

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program with a strong technology component.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment required.
  • Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools for the analysis and display of information, such as online exhibit tools, social media, scanning / OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains

To apply: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/libraries/about/jobs/staff.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 2014

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

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Library Commons Assistant I, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Library Commons Assistant I (Part-Time/Full Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Sunday and Monday 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. / Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers

Click on Support Positions, then click on View-Library Commons Assistant I

Please complete application as requested.

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Director of Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all aspects of academic library, including programs and services. The director serves as the leader in making the library the prime resource center for students and faculty. Develops and implements a strategic plan for the library that is consistent with the Institute's strategic plan. Prepare and administer budget over $1,000,000. Authorize all purchases of materials, supplies, subscriptions and books. Authorizes purchases on procurement cards. Approves staff worksheets.

Requirements: Master's degree in related field. Five - eight years of progressive experience. Experience in higher education setting crucial.

To apply, please visit our online application site at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/1417

Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wentworth is a tobacco-free campus.

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Chief Records Officer, VT State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

If you love records management in the government sector and have strong analytical skills, this may be the job for you!

The Vermont State Archives & Records Administration (VSARA) has an excellent opportunity for an experienced records and information manager to lead and administer the State's records management program. The Chief Records Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and delivering a full range of statewide programs and services, including record schedules, policies and procedures. He or she initiates and sustains cooperative relationships with a wide range of state and local public agencies on records management and information technology projects, especially those with complicated and complex issues for which there may be few, if any, precedents. Specialized records analysis and technical work experience, including considerable knowledge of current and emerging technologies for managing public records and data in compliance with state and Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and professional standards, is required.

Reference Job ID # 615643. Location: Middlesex. Status: Full time. Application Deadline: September 29, 2014

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/archives-records/about-us/jobs.aspx

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Physical Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative and service-oriented Physical Sciences Librarian to serve the students and faculty in the physical sciences (Chemistry, School of Engineering, Geology, Physics) and pure and applied mathematics by providing and sustaining library support for research, teaching, and learning in the physical sciences. The Physical Sciences Librarian reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Works with academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote faculty and student instructional and research services
  • Working with a team of science librarians, plans and implements long term strategy for innovative services and relevant collections supporting interdisciplinary research across all science departments
  • Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the physical sciences and mathematics
  • Works with Scientific Data Specialist to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data in the physical sciences
  • Develops web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces as needed
  • Develops collections supporting physical sciences and mathematics in all formats
  • Gathers and analyzes usage statistics for physical science and mathematics collections
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and a bachelor's or master's degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the physical sciences and engineering
  • Demonstrated Competency with a variety of relevant information technology tools and applications, including relevant disciplinary databases, such as Reaxys, Knovel and SciFinder, and citation management/writing applications, such as LaTeX and/or Mendeley
  • Strong public presentation skills
  • Awareness of current issues in Scholarly Communication
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communications
  • Commitment to public services and improving the library user experience

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114829. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Job Posting Number: S00212
Position Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Department: Systems Discovery-1263
Job Category: Staff Posting
Position Type: Full-Time

Position Details

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities Include:

Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.

Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.

Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.

Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.

Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.

Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.

Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in library science required.

1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.

Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.

Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.

A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.

Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.

Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.

Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

Management Competencies:

Build effective teams, Innovation management, Managerial courage, Motivate others, Project management

Competencies:

Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Intellectual horsepower, Organizational skills, Presentation skills, Self development, Service to the Wesleyan community, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management

For more information and to apply:

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4566

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/

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Assistant Executive Director, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

The Assistant Executive Director has a unique opportunity to effect a positive change on MVLC's user support operations. This will have a profound impact on the consortiums relations with its member library community  As the go-to person for the Executive Director he/she will think creatively to solve problems while coordinating all day‐to‐day user services operations, training workshops, and other user support programs. The Assistant Executive Director consults with member library staff and consortia user groups to determine how well their automation needs are being met.  The Assistant Executive Director collaborates with the Executive Director, MVLC user groups, and the MVLC Executive Committee in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. The Assistant Executive Director will act in the place of the Executive Director in the absence of same.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will assume duties of the Executive Director in absence of same in overseeing daily operations and assigned duties.
  • Supervises help desk staff and cataloging staff.  Directs and oversees technology services staff in all activities related to customer support operations.
  • Designs and evaluates consortia wide staff training and documentation for new and existing technologies (Integrated Library System, eContent, Internet services, etc.).  Designs and evaluates training documentation for member libraries to use with patrons.
  • Provides direct consultation and troubleshooting to library staff relative to their use of the automation systems.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Assistant Director for Technology Services, and appropriate member library user groups in the analysis, evaluation, implementation, configuration, and selection of automation products and services that benefit member libraries.
  • Oversight, selection, and management of the consortium's trouble ticketing system.  Provides the Executive Director and appropriate committees coherent statistics related to the ticketing system.
  • Designs and publishes public relations articles and the network's newsletter. Updates MVLC Membership Directory.  Develops and maintains MVLC's public and internal web sites and wikis.
  • Attends appropriate committee meetings and serves as liaison for network staff and member libraries for all user applications.
  • Advises and assists in the planning and implementation of grant proposals.
  • Ensures that the consortium staff is providing effective communication and quality customer service to member libraries. Effectively cooperates and communicates with fellow coworkers, vendors, and patrons.
  • Responsible for consortia wide development of eContent collections.  Provides member libraries with detailed evaluation, documentation, training, and statistics for shared eContent Collections.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned; may include some night and weekend duties.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Three to five years public service and automation experience, including supervisory and administrative
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Knowledge of PC environment
  • Public library experience desirable

Work Environment:

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.  Requires operation of vehicle to attend off site meetings.

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

Physical Demands:

May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Range

$66,924 - $88,780, in ten steps

Application Submittal

Please email a resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, telephone number, and email address of three professional references to: 
Eric Graham, Executive Director
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium
egraham@mvlc.org

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

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

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

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

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

Schedule: 19.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Pay: $23.75-$27.90/hr, on a six-step scale.

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

Send: Mail resume and letter of application to:

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

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Executive Director, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

Position: Executive Director
Division: Administration
Grade: 23
Salary Range: $96,134-$139,394
Reports to: C/W MARS Executive Committee
Supervises: Manager of Library Applications, Systems and Networking Manager, Business Manager

Purpose

Responsible for the leadership, development, and administration of the C/W MARS Network, including strategic planning, personnel planning and administration, budget development and communication with member libraries. Keeps abreast of technological development in the library world and ensures network services meet the needs of member libraries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Guides the planning process for the future of C/W MARS.
  2. Prepares annual program goals and budget for approval by the Executive Committee. Implements and oversees network policies.
  3. Develops a knowledgeable, informed, and committed staff. Manages recruitment, selection, employment, development, and evaluation of network personnel.
  4. Administers all business, financial, and legal obligations of a non-profit organization. Assures the security and integrity of Central Site assets, including databases, application software, hardware, telecommunications, and physical plant.
  5. Keeps abreast of current and emerging technological developments. Evaluates and recommends improvements to the network.
  6. Works with vendors to ensure smooth and timely acquisition and transition to new and/or upgraded products and services. Monitors compliance and implementations of all vendor contracts.
  7. Communicates effectively with all constituencies in C/W MARS, keeping members and staff informed of current and future developments.
  8. Visits member sites on a regular basis. Identifies unmet needs and ensures awareness of the full range of services, functionality and supporting activities that are available.
  9. Develops membership programs, markets network services to area libraries, and provides quotes for C/W MARS membership to potential new or upgrading libraries.
  10. Oversees grant research and proposals, including project selection, development of grant applications and project implementation. Prepares e-rate applications and submits related forms.
  11. Represents and promotes C/W MARS at conferences and before boards, councils, committees, and other groups as required. Participates in statewide committees and cooperative efforts to assure resource sharing and information exchange for the future growth and stability of the network.
  12. Assumes other responsibilities consistent with position.

Essential Education, Skills, Knowledge

  1. MLS from an accredited ALA institution.
  2. Ten years public or academic library experience, five years supervisory experience and a minimum of three (3) years in a leadership role with an automated library network.
  3. Demonstrated ability to plan with and lead diverse group of people toward common goals.
  4. Demonstrated competence to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Demonstrated, results oriented financial management experience.
  6. Demonstrated ability to direct, motivate, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
  7. Appropriate experience with library network technology.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, use computers, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear and frequently required to sit. The work is performed primarily in an on-site office setting; however, some local travel may be required, necessitating the availability and use of a personal automobile. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Moderate levels of stress may occur.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate. The position description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Apply

Applications may be sent to exec-resume@cwmars.org. Applications received by Sept. 29, 2014 will receive first consideration.

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Job Description:

The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field.
  • 3 years of experience either in academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.

Recruiting Start Date:

2014-09-04-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Digital Humanities Librarian

Department:

University Library

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

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

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact Employment@Brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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

To apply, visit Brown University's website.

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Youth Services Librarian (Department Head position), Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett, NH

The Hooksett Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and motivated individual who is interested in joining our team.  We seek a leader who loves children and is passionate about providing library services to youth.  We are looking for an organized professional to deliver quality programs for youth ages newborn to teen, and to maintain an outstanding youth collection.  Will you be the one to help create a five star Youth Services Department?  If so, join our 2013 NH Library of the Year!

The Youth Services Librarian will act as the department head of the Youth Services Department work closely with the part-time Children's Assistant to plan, execute and evaluate programming, such as the Summer Reading Program, ongoing storyhours, school vacation week programs and much more.  The Youth Services Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Library Director and all other library staff to ensure the delivery of consistent and quality library services to the Hooksett community as an active member of the library management team.

Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required.  Three years progressive professional library experience including supervisory experience of paraprofessional staff and volunteers. MLS from ALA-accredited library school with a concentration in youth services or a comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience will be considered.

Beginning salary $36,000.00 - $42,000.00 commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package.

Full job description available at www.hooksettlibrary.org

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to Heather Rainier, Library Director, Hooksett Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106 hshumway@hooksettlibrary.org.

Review of applications will take place beginning October 6, 2014. Position open until filled.  EOE

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Middle/High School Library Media Specialist, Paul Cuffee School, Providence, RI

Reports to: Middle and High School Principals and Head of School
Hours: Full time
Supervises: Library/Media Teaching Partner
Works closely with: Staff at both the middle and upper schools

Job Description

  • Digital Literacy Instructor
    • Teach students and staff how to use 21st Century Learner digital literacy skills to support all classroom curriculum.
    • Create and maintain a detailed, integrated Digital and Information Literacy Curriculum Plan for Grades nine through twelve.
    • Teach the skills, Dispositions in Action, Responsibilities, and Self Assessment Strategies of 21st Century Learners, as outlined by the American Association of School Librarians' Standards.
    • As certified teacher, deliver lessons to students to cultivate ability to find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources of information, to respect intellectual property rights and develop digital citizenship, and the use of various technology tools and media formats for both research and creative products.
    • Provide readers' advisory instruction and reading promotion school wide.
  • Instructional Consultant
    • Work closely with individual teachers in designing instructional units and assessments, provide instructional resources and materials, and advocate for the integration of information literacy and technology skills within larger curricular units.
    • Recommend digital tools, websites, print materials and other resources in multiple formats to teachers to supplement classroom curricular goals.
    • Plan and deliver professional development offerings to assist faculty skill growth.
    • Assist teachers in integrating multiple forms of media into their curriculum design process.
    • Co-teach digital literacy lessons within larger curricular units.
  • Media Center Administrator
    • Maintain ongoing collection development and purchase of library media materials including digital and print formats and processing supplies.
    • Create an annual budget.
    • Administrator of library and literacy promotions and event.
    • Management of library website, online catalog, and patron database.
    • Management of acquisitions, processing and cataloging of materials
    • Advocate for the program's vision, evaluate its effectiveness, and provide leadership.
    • Management of library spaces at MS and US

Position Type: Full-time 
Positions Available: 1 
Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Paul Cuffee School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • RI Library Media Teacher Certification Required.
  • National Background Check (after offer)
  • Postgraduate Certificate degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Deborah Reyes
544 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02907
Phone: 401-781-2727
Fax: 401-781-2828
Email: click here

To apply for this position, visit http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1058962.

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

Job Description

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

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and knowledge of the lifecycle of electronic resources. The ideal applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially.

While library experience is preferred, we encourage recent Library Science graduates to apply.

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

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

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Instruction/Reference Librarian - Visiting Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Job Description

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

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of general reference works, as well as the ability to work with electronic and traditional information sources. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching in an academic information literacy instruction program; possess excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially.

While library experience is preferred, we encourage recent Library Science graduates to apply. Knowledge of business reference sources preferred, not required.

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

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12245

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Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0070

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead digital scholarship initiatives for the Smith College Libraries' Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) department, working closely with colleagues engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith.  Promote the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by developing methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences for research, teaching and learning.  Provide instruction and consultation services for digital projects, and serve on project teams.  Facilitate the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students. Serve as a resource for other TLR librarians who are engaged in digital scholarship; provides training and consultation.  Keep abreast of new developments in digital scholarship and scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences, and promote awareness among colleagues.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication:  Research digital scholarship technologies and methodologies and promote them to faculty and students; provide expert consultation and instruction on digital humanities/social sciences techniques and tools; participate on project teams as an active partner in the development of digital projects. Partner with the libraries' Digital Strategies & Services staff to provide consultation for faculty and students on the management and preservation of digital content through Smith's repositories.  Work with subject liaisons to identify and vet library content to be incorporated into projects; help subject liaisons participate in digital scholarship by providing group training and one-on-one consultations for colleagues.  Maintain a working knowledge of copyright issues related to digital scholarship, and be able to exercise knowledge of copyright appropriately.  Collaborate and consult with other professionals across the Libraries, the College and the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities; develop instructional materials. 

Collection Development and Subject Liaison: Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web based tools and digital information services.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies.  Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences preferred.  At least 2 years of experience working with faculty or students on digital scholarship projects; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons.

Skills: Ability to select, implement and evaluate emerging tools of digital scholarship.  Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication and the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse audience.  Demonstrated project management skills. A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Title: AD0071 - Instructional Technology Librarian

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0071

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead and implement the integration of instructional technologies into our information literacy and instruction program, supporting both in-person and online/blended learning.  Identify opportunities, determine requirements, choose tools and implement a suite of effective online teaching tools that are easy to discover, access and incorporate into the library's website and other online platforms.  Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to enhance learning spaces, and contribute to the conversation about learning spaces related to the library's building plan.  Serve as both a practicing teacher and a resource for other teaching librarians.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional Technology:  Apply learning theories and knowledge of educational technologies to develop and support the creation of instructional modules, online learning objects, and other materials for library instruction and information literacy.  Select and implement innovative digital tools for library instruction and serve as a consultant to other librarians to do the same.  Maintain knowledge of new instructional technologies.  Improve and enhance technologies for learning spaces around the libraries.  Collaborate closely with Smith's Educational Technology Services group.  Collaborate and consult with other instructional technology professionals across the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Participate in leading, implementing and assessing a systematic information literacy program that incorporates the teaching of the effective location, evaluation and ethical use of information into the curriculum.  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web-based tools and digital information services.  Develop, implement and market reference programs, services and resources to user constituencies.

Collection Development and Subject Liaison:  Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures. Conduct collection analysis and usage studies; stay informed on publishing and pricing trends.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies. Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  At least 2 years of experience with selecting, implementing and evaluating instructional technologies in a library setting; knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons. Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences is preferred. 

Skills:  Demonstrated ability to select, implement and evaluate instructional design concepts.  Ability to use instructional technologies effectively to enhance in-person and online library instruction.  A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Metadata and Technical Services Archivist, Smith College, Northampton, MA

AD0081 - Metadata and Technical Services Archivist

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0081

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead the Special Collections implementation of metadata standards and processing methodologies; develop and maintain policies and procedures for archival collection management consistent with nationally accepted standards; supervise digital workflow and training for Special Collections physical and digital content. Work closely with the Digital Strategies and Services staff.

Duties and Responsbilities:

Metadata & Systems: Establish workflows for metadata creation and capture, including accessioning, arrangement, description, and other all-inclusive metadata. Oversee existing collection management systems and manage the migration of legacy content to new systems when necessary.

Collection Management: Steward materials throughout the archival process from post-accessioning (including the writing, editing, and quality control of finding aids and other discovery tools for research use); promote collection access through uniform and improved description; in consultation with other archival staff and the Director of Special Collections establish goals (processing priorities) and criteria for processing materials; coordinate the integration of collections in all formats for improved access.

Workflow Management and Documentation: Reengineer technical procedures and practices for use in ever-evolving technological environments and communicate those to staff through the creation or revision of manuals as well as peer-to-peer training; collaborate with Libraries staff on the preservation and access of both analog and digital collection content within all system environments; in close collaboration with other archivists, serve as the principal manager of both analog and digital collection content metadata (administrative, descriptive, structural, and preservation) and collection management systems.

Work with archival staff to ensure the authenticity and reliability of digitized and born digital content according to archival best practices and standards; supervise the workflow of both born digital collection as well as the digitization of analog collections in the digital production studio.

Reference and Other: Provide reference and research service for patrons, including scheduled reading room coverage; train and supervise students in processing, digital content management, and other collections-based activities. Participate actively in the shared decision making for Special Collections, resource management, and program and policy development; participate actively in the archival profession as part of professional development; perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a related disciplinary field with archival management coursework; Three years of experience with processing physical and digital collections, including the selection, processing and preservation of historical, valued, and sensitive documents; demonstrated understanding of issues related to digital records management and electronic records archiving. Experience as a project lead and as a peer trainer.

Skills: Ability to envision and execute successful digital content management projects; knowledge of archival theory; knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions as related to analog and digital collections.

Strong technical skills required in format validation and conversion methods, data integrity techniques and technologies, long term storage planning, and digital asset management systems. Ability to articulate highly technical concepts to a variety of audiences);

Working knowledge of collection management, preservation and access platforms such as ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, Drupal, Fedora Commons, Omeka, and MetaArchive. In-depth knowledge of digital preservation standards: PREMIS and OAIS. Knowledge and experience writing in HTML and XML, structural databases, as well as related schema EAD / MARC and standards Dublin Core, METS, and MODS.

To apply, visit the Smith College website.

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Research and Instruction Librarians (2 positions), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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

Additional areas of focus:

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

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

Qualifications

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

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply visit the Amherst College Human Resources website.

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $49,101.17 - 66,233.52, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

Requirements

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

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

Deadline for application: September 30, 2014

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

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Curator of Music, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Organization

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

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

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

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Curator of Music position to assume responsibility for the Music collections and research services of the Arts Department and/or perform specialized, highly responsible professional library work of a complex nature.

Salary: $54,116 - $72,989, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or relevant field or equivalent from an accredited library school. Pertinent subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Four years of appropriate library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Requirements - Technology skills appropriate to perform the duties of the job. Some evening and weekend hours. Excellent public service skills.

Employment Requirements:

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

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

(Part-time, Non-benefited, Academic Year)

MCLA's Freel Library, is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to provide all aspects of professional reverence services to meet the learning and teachings needs of MCLA students, faculty and staff. Looking for someone available M-W, 2 - 9 p.m., can be somewhat flexible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students use technology and library tools to locate information and complete assignments and research projects
  • Maintains knowledge of standard reference and scholarly resources, including Freel Library databases and scholarly public web resources related to the MCLA curriculum
  • Develops and updates bibliographies and other instructional materials in print and electronic format
  • Provides back-up staffing of the circulation desk as necessary

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science and professional experience in an academic library preferred; current enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program with completion of a reference services course considered
  • Familiarly with reference and instruction services in a digital environment and knowledge of a range of print and electronic resources for undergraduate and graduate research needs
  • Expertise in research principles and database searching, familiarity with library automation and emerging library technologies and services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume to: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=52305

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

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Archives Collections Associate, Institute Archives and Special Collections (Library Assistant III), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC) is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist with acquisition procedures; physical transfer of new archival and manuscript collections; and provide support to its records management program. This position provides the opportunity to utilize and develop archival processing skills in a vibrant university Archives setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Collections Archivist, the Archives Collections Associate will, after initial contacts by the Archivist, work with offices and donors regarding the transfer of collections; draft donor acknowledgement and gift agreement letters; and make straightforward appraisal decisions (what to keep/discard). Processing activities of the Associate include participation in the creation of transfer lists and inventories, packing, preservation re-housing, and labeling, as well as updating box/folder lists, conducting background research, drafting collection descriptions, updating/editing finding aids, and editing databases. S/he will also assist with "on-demand" processing activities including appraisal, re-organizing, re-housing, and updating descriptions. The Collections Associate will assist with initial transfers of born-digital files which includes using the IASC's collection management databases, entering data and assisting with the creation and implementation of descriptive standards, including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core. Dealing appropriately with confidential material and making decisions regarding what qualifies as restricted material is an important aspect of the Associate's work. The Archives Collections Associate will assist with records management transfers and retrieval requests, and records management activities. S/he will maintain written documentation of procedures, engage with IASC staff and participate in formulating policy and workflow enhancements. S/he may perform "on-demand" scanning for researchers, or staff and may staff the reference desk if needed, answering reference queries based on knowledge of collections, and performing reference desk "backup" procedures. The Associate may hire, train and direct work of student workers and MITemps and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Two years experience processing collections in an archival repository or library. Aptitude for careful, accurate and detail-oriented work. Strong analytical skills with ability to work and apply judgment independently. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including commitment to working effectively within a diverse population and demonstrated ability to follow direction and to work collaboratively and contribute to team progress. Excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and to manage competing priorities. Flexibility and ability to adapt to change and work successfully in fast-paced, dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of documents and information collected and reviewed. Physical aspect of job requires ability to regularly lift and move boxes of materials weighing approximately 40 lbs. Preferred - Bachelor's degree. Experience working in an academic environment. Knowledge of DACS, MARC, EAD, XML. Experience scanning documents or working on digitization projects. Knowledge of HTML and website editing.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

MIT offers excellent benefits including health and dental plans and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Adult Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell, MA

Summary of job responsibilities: Organizes and supervises the services in the reference department, including providing reference service to patrons, community outreach programs, provides automated reference services; and performs professional library service in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.

Job duties: Provides reference service to patrons in person, on phone, and via email. Develops reading, reference, and research materials through selection and purchase of books, materials
and equipment. Promotes interest in the library as a community resource by visiting and speaking to school, civic, cultural, and social organizations. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Interacts with community resources to enhance the reference collection and patron information opportunities. Provides training and supervision to volunteer staff. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Special working conditions: Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Must be able to do light to moderate lifting.

Minimum qualifications: Expertise in computer and electronic technology and familiarity with emerging trends. Experience in working with teens, writing grants and handling publicity a plus.

Work includes an evening and some Saturdays.

37.5 hour work week

Pay range: $45,746.1-$57,128.33 in six steps

Closing Date October 17, 2014.

Please send resume and a letter of application to:
Human Resources, Barbara Childs at bchilds@townofnorwell.net

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Assistant Director for Human Resources, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5hrs a week including evenings & weekends as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

Seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management and administration in a supervisory position required, library experience highly valued. Familiarity with multiple areas of personnel administration (i.e. performance management,  HRIS systems, employee relations) and unionized environments strongly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with demonstrated planning and management skills are required. Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience required, advanced degree and/or professional Human Resource certification preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations as necessary, where there is normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director, and in close collaboration with the Assistant Director for Public Services, the Assistant Director maintains and improves the organization's human resources capability by planning, implementing, and evaluating recruitment, performance management, operations improvement and human resources policies, programs, and practices that impact the Library's more than one hundred employees. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement a full life cycle recruitment and selection process; work with managers to identify needs, source candidates, assess/test candidates, complete job offer process and on-board new employees.
  • Oversee performance management process; work with managers to complete effective annual performance evaluations, develop remedial plans as necessary, recommend merit increases or position upgrades.
  • Ensure all job descriptions are up-to-date in terms of responsibilities, outcomes and core competencies.  Work with managers to ensure that each employee understands expectations for performance and behavior.
  • Coach managers on effective management skills; provide counsel on providing timely feedback, create disciplinary action plans.
  • Develop and implement a staff development process; work with individual staff on self-assessment and skills gaps, implement formal and informal training, mentorships, and coaching that allow staff to succeed in their current roles or move into new ones.
  • Conduct separation interviews with staff members who leave the Library; analyze data and make changes or recommendations to ameliorate identified issues or to modify initial selection process.
  • Lead the Library's continuous improvement efforts; identify opportunities to upgrade (or make unnecessary) personnel processes or practices; use data and observation to make/recommend changes; reduce non-value added activities across the Libraries through appropriate use of technology.
  • Interpret city and library policies for staff; coordinate with the City Personnel Department on benefits, compensation labor relations and other areas that impact the Library.
  • Oversee implementation of union contracts and collaborate with union representatives to resolve issues
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  • Manage all aspects of the payroll process; responds to all employment verification requests.
  • Maintain all human resource records.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal laws that impact employees and employers and ensure that the Library is in full compliance.
  • Serve as a fully-engaged member of the Library's management team; attend library and community events, represent the Director/Library at meetings and conferences.
  • Performs related duties as required

SALARY: $89,712-$106,887 + excellent benefits

DEADLINE: October 14, 2014 by 5pm

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to: Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

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

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Cataloger and Classifier II (Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Cataloger and Classifier II position. The Cataloger and Classifier II is responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging including bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control for materials in all formats in accordance with established local and national policies, procedures, and standards. Advanced cataloging skills for serials, music, or rare book/manuscript materials will be required as needed. Special language competencies and/or subject knowledge will be required as needed.

Salary: $49,101 - $66,223, DOQ. Competitive benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training will be required. In exceptional circumstances specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  2. Experience: Two years of recent professional library experience creating MARC21 bibliographic and authority records in all formats. Comprehensive knowledge of and recent hands on experience with current and emerging national standards including those concerning descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control. Experience using modern library catalogs and other bibliographic tools, including major current online and print cataloging resources and utilities.
  3. Requirements
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the current versions of the following cataloging tools and standards is required:
      • OCLC Connexion client software
      • AACR2r
      • LC Subject Headings
      • Library of Congress Classification
      • Library of Congress Rule Interpretations:
      • General Rules for Description
      • Books, Pamphlets, and Printed Sheets.
      • PCC, NACO, and SACO standards
    • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages and the ability to deal with unfamiliar foreign languages is required. Multiple foreign language skills are highly desirable.
    • Proficiency with a PC and software at the level necessary to successfully complete the tasks of the job is required.
    • Additional relevant special subject knowledge and specialized cataloging experience will be required as needed to meet the needs of the department:
    • For a Rare Books and Manuscripts Cataloger: One year of recent professional library experience cataloging rare books or manuscripts. Working knowledge of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards is required. Proficiency in Latin is required. Experience handling fragile original material is required. Experience applying the Art and Architecture Thesaurus headings is highly desirable. Familiarity with basic preservation and conservation standards is highly desirable.
    • Proficiency with the current versions of the following cataloging tools and software products is highly desirable:
      • Cataloger's Desktop
      • Classification Web
      • RDA Toolkit
      • MSWord and Excel

Employment Requirements:

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

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

Job ID: 347162

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

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Library Director, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH

The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library. This 35-hour per week position is primarily administrative and includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of four, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance. The right candidate will have library work experience, strong skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, and strategic planning experience.

A bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology, and finance, and an MLS from an ALA accredited program is preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resumé to Cook Memorial Library, Attn.: Search Committee, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886.

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.tamworthlibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2014.

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Collections and Data Management Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Put your in-depth knowledge of the business/social sciences information industry and your strong quantitative, analytical, communication, and problem solving skills to work in a vibrant organization that is building an exemplar 21st century academic library to support research, teaching, and learning at a world renowned business school.

Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School (HBS) is seeking a versatile, results and service oriented individual who thrives in a changing learning environment to become a key member of the Baker Library collections and data management teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementing and providing day-to-day management of the new Research Data Management Program for HBS.
  • Acquiring and tracking special data sets and other research materials for individual HBS faculty and doctoral students.
  • Consulting with customers and colleagues on intellectual property issues.
  • Implementing the collection development policy, including vendor negotiations and licensing.
  • Preparing budget requests and forecasts and liaise with Harvard Library acquisitions as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in information management, library science, or business
  • 4+ years' experience in collection development including contract negotiations and management
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgement in dealing with priority customers and vendors
  • Fundamental understanding of intellectual property issues
  • In-depth understanding of scholarly communications and the information industry, preferably in the field of contemporary business and/or social sciences
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

To apply, please go to http://bit.ly/1whymgV

If URL does not work go to:
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/
Click on 'Search Jobs'
Click on 'Search Openings'
Enter #33846BR in the Auto Req ID field and click 'Search'.

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Young Adult Specialist/Children's Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Town of Southwick is seeking an energetic individual for the above position. Full-time 37.5 hours per week @ $17.27 per hour. One year probationary period. Acceptable Experience and Training: A college degree or equivalent. Five years training or experience in children's and young adult services and literature. Interested individuals may obtain a copy of the Position Description and Town Employment Application by contacting the Selectmen's Office at 569-5995 or on the Town's website at www.southwickma.org. Applications and resume must be received by dropping off or mailing by 9/26/14, 12:00 noon, to Selectmen's Office, 454 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077. Southwick is an A/A, EOE, ADA Employer.

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Digital Services/Systems Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT is currently accepting applications for:

Digital Services/Systems Librarian

Full time, 12 month, tenure track

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: December, 2014 or January, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience. Demonstrated
strong computer and information technology skills; knowledge of and experience with library information systems application modules and system configuration; knowledge of and experience with digital/electronic collection management; knowledge of and experience with website development and maintenance; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in an academic library proficiency in using relational database management tools (especially ODBC, MS Access and SQL); knowledge of and
experience with emerging technologies (e.g., mobile applications); knowledge and experience in next generation library information systems and discovery layer service; experience using text-based protocols (e.g., SFTP and SSH); working knowledge of HTML and XML.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working in a team environment to serve a diverse study body under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead
digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for the Library information system; (3) configure system and OPAC modules; (4) develop and maintain the Library's web presence and other web applications; (5) perform other duties in a small academic library as assigned.

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities. This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

EQUIVALENCIES: Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

MINIMUM SALARY: $61,255 approximate annual

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:
Noreen Wilson
Human Resources
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2014

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans

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Customer Service Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Manager of Patron Services, this position has a primary responsibility to manage the access point/portal to production services in the Preservation Department, particularly the Digital Imaging services group. The incumbent coordinates the day-to-day activities of team staff and independently performs a wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services.   
  
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Represent the department's service offerings to staff, faculty, students, and scholars from Harvard and beyond. Communicate with patrons and staff in person and via email, post, fax, and telephone 
  • Primary responsibility for initial customer contact and inquiries received via email and web forms, leading to formal estimates for work to be performed 
  • Serve as a liaison between Digital Imaging and other academic and administrative offices; coordinate provision of service to libraries and administrative units of the university 
  • Respond promptly, courteously, and in a professional manner to requests, claims, and complaints by telephone, email, letter, and face to face 
  • Coordinate with managers in Digital Imaging to facilitate on-time delivery of products; monitor production schedules and timetables to ensure that commitments are met 
  • Ensure compliance with copyright regulations, application of 'fair use' and adhere to other intellectual property and privacy restrictions 
  • Perform administrative, clerical and financial duties consistent with local and University standards using a suite of Harvard University administrative and financial systems as approved by Harvard and local systems (order management tools)
  • Prepare and maintain the supporting documentation required for processing and invoicing service orders, particularly on-going production projects 
  • Monitor and prepare reports of expenditures to date as required 
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation and statistics required for special projects 
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of office practices; updating staff and documentation as practices change 
  • Design, administer and maintain training tools for orientation to order management tools 
  • Operate and provide initial troubleshooting on standard office computer, copy machine, fax machine; assist others in same as well as arranging for service calls 
  • Maintain both electronic and paper files; with attention to records management, annual growth and record disposal 
  • Prepare and monitor preparation of product/service estimates; address patron question regarding payment and order status 
  • Monitor daily income and production workflow 
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of new policies and practices 
  • Participate in library-affiliated discussion and working groups and stay informed of trends in the field 
  • Monitor project workflows developed with other library departments and academic units in conjunction with other departmental staff 
  • Maintain a general knowledge of Library wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services, especially interpreting on-line information about Harvard resources 
  • Demonstrate and model a dedication to excellent internal and external customer service 
  • Mentor staff in all aspects of high quality customer service in the context of departmental mission 
  • Must understand and effectively communicate products and services to a wide range of patrons and project partners 
  • Understanding levels of services and appropriate assignment of priorities 
  • Work with all department staff to ensure that the services offered are consistent with presentation policies, procedures and the preservation needs of the collections

Special note: with implementation of a new order management system (the Aeon photoduplication module) on the near horizon, this position will become the front face of use of the system to a distributed audience. We expected to develop a users group for this system and the incumbent would assume a leading role in that development; incumbent would also assume a key role in training and working with the repositories as they implement the system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent education or work experience required 
  • Minimum of 5 years of academic library experience required and strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service work experience required 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising, training, scheduling, and distributing work for non-exempt level positions required 
  • Demonstrated experience training on technology and workflows required 
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Windows and Office Suite required

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred 
  • High proficiency with oral and written communication and the ability to write routine correspondence and memos 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple task in a high paced environment and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to identify situations where customers and colleagues can benefit from the incumbent's help, and to proactively offer effective/efficient assistance 
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals, to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, to be flexible, and to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Experience developing productive workplace relationships with customers and staff and consistently convey the professionalism that characterizes the work of the department required

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Bibliographer for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

This new position will ensure that the Library provides robust access to quantitative data and government information in support of research and learning in the social sciences and in public policy fields.   This position supports the Library's commitment to world-class collections and services for research, teaching, and learning in the social sciences.  It strengthens our evolving team of staff with specialized expertise and responsibility in this broad realm.   The incumbent, based in the Western Languages Division of Widener's Collection Development Department, will oversee the unit's general social science collections in the English language and will serve as a resource for other units within and beyond the Faculty of Arts and Sciences which pursue analogous materials, including from other language groups and regions.   He/she will work closely with the librarians and units responsible for describing, interpreting, and curating these resources.   
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Identify and acquire or otherwise ensure access to the quantitative data and government information resources generated in the English-speaking world in support of scholarship at Harvard. 
  • Oversee and manage general English-language acquisitions in the social sciences (excluding history) and in public policy fields, in accordance with the Harvard Library's collection development policies. 
  • Collaborate with other selectors, within and beyond the Western Languages Division, to develop strong and consistent strategies concerning data and government information. 
  • Develop strong relationships with faculty, researchers, and repositories throughout and beyond the University. 
  • Support and inspire Library staff through a collegial and collaborative approach. 
  • Manage a materials budget of ca. $1M, including a large array of social science serial subscriptions . 
  • Participate in collaborative activities across Harvard's many libraries and units concerned with quantitative data and government information. 
  • Engage as appropriate in collaborations beyond Harvard.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree  or 2-3 years experience. 
  • Deep familiarity with quantitative data and government information as evidenced by advanced training or comparable experience.  
  • A record of scholarly engagement through teaching, publication, and/or presentations.    
  • Experience in identifying, acquiring, and providing access to relevant resources, including serials in both print and electronic formats. 
  • At least 4 years' experience as a data or government information specialist in a large research library or similar organization.  
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success. 
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. 
  • Commitment to working as part of a team and collaborating in an open environment. 
  • Familiarity with Aleph and other library systems preferred.

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Research & Collections Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The position of Research & Collections Librarian participates in research, teaching, and learning services and initiatives and contributes regularly to collection development activities for Fine Arts Library.  Responsibilities include collaboration in the development and implementation of library programs, online learning tools, and services for the College, FAS, GSAS, and the University.  This position will work closely with library colleagues, faculty, students, museum staff and interns, teaching fellows, and educational technologists to facilitate opportunities for students to discover, evaluate, organize, synthesize, and ethically use a wide range of arts resources in multiple formats. S/he supports virtual and in-person reference services, outreach and library learning programs, and library assessment initiatives.
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Participates in research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Fine Arts Library and other libraries of the College and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Participates in collection development of print and digital materials for the Fine Arts Library, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary arts.   Works closely with collection development staff and selectors across the libraries to build comprehensive and cohesive collections in support of teaching and research.
  • Participates in development of orientations for faculty, students and visiting scholars, including library tours, both in-person and virtual.
  • Works individually and with others to develop and implement digital tools in support of research and collections discovery.
  • Serve as Library Liaison, a point of first contact for students, faculty and visiting faculty in an academic department or program. Supports the library's contribution to the work of faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Participates in research services and activities, including contributing to regular hours of reference service each week. Provides in-depth research consultations and interprets and resolves complex reference questions.
  • Collaborates closely with archivists, curators, bibliographers and other library and museum colleagues in delivering research support to teaching and College and University programs.
  • Participates in service to the Library and the University, as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May supervise student employees.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent education and experience (5-7 years of work experience in an academic environment).
  • Minimum of three years of reference or research services experience in an academic setting
  • Thorough understanding of arts publishing and collection development principles
  • Significant experience in the effective use of art history and arts research tools (scholarly resources in all formats, citation management tools, image resources, etc.)
  • Academic background in the arts or closely related field
  • Familiarity with at least one European language

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate on a high level with faculty, staff and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong public services orientation 
  • Advanced study/degree in an in an art or arts-related field 
  • Familiarity with all contemporary arts media in the Americas and Western Europe 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inter-disciplinarily 
  • Knowledge of best practices and current methods reference services and pedagogy. 
  • Demonstrated technical and creative abilities digital tools and social media with arts content 
  •  Adaptability and flexibility to succeed in an environment of constant change 
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of current research practices with an emphasis on primary sources materials 
  • Experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education

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

  • Light lifting of materials 
  • Work requires daily use of computer keyboard, mouse and monitor  

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in a variety of university settings, including libraries, classrooms, student residential settings and department offices

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Assessment Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Assessment Librarian provides leadership for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis throughout the Harvard Libraries. This position reports into the Harvard Library Administration area and will be working under the Head of Preservation and Imaging Services. The Assessment Librarian oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the Harvard Libraries, collects, analyzes, and documents assessment data and develops a data-driven approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data management, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries; and coordinates and delivers training on evaluation, data, and reporting tools.

Duties and Respnsibilities:

  • Initiates or collaborates on cross-departmental quantitative and qualitative user and research studies and actively participates in or supports assessment-focused data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings 
  • Develops, implements and maintains information systems to collect, store, process, and disseminate data for internal decision-making and external reporting 
  • Analyzes and reports quantitative or qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups 
  • Provides consultation, training, and documentation to support library staff as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services 
  • Works with LTS (Library Technology Services) to gather and create tools that enable managers and staff to make data-driven decisions 
  • Works with the members of the Cabinet, library committees and departments to research, design and test methodologies to create a data farm for the various areas, e.g., collections development and access services 
  • Investigates and communicates new methods for data collection, analysis, and documentation for assessment 
  • Communicates and publishes findings, datasets, and reports to library staff in support of decision-making; reports data and findings to external audiences as appropriate 
  • Manages data collection for annual reporting for the Harvard Libraries; including gathering, reviewing and evaluating, and synthesizing data submitted by library departments and Harvard University's professional school libraries 
  • Fosters and enhances a culture of assessment throughout the library 
  • Improves and manages the Libraries' program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services, coordinates the response to recurring surveys 
  • Contributes to and is highly active in University, local, consortial, regional, and national meetings, conferences, and workshops to stay abreast of approaches to assessing and evaluating library resources and services 
  • Reviews professional literature; networks with other assessment specialists and librarians outside the University; and participates in activities to stay informed about developments and trends in this aspect of library and university practice 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or MIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association and/or higher education with an emphasis in assessment, research, measurement, and statistics. 
  • Eight or more years of experience developing assessment tools or writing programs utilizing a wide range of methodologies both qualitative and quantitative that enable others to access data from multiple sources

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting assessment in support of social science research projects using quantitative and qualitative methods to document and analyze data 
  • Ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Firm understanding of customer-focused service delivery and the measurement of customer satisfaction 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize effectively to advance multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines. 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates adaptability and flexibility 
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work collaboratively as a team member and independently 
  • Experience working in an academic research library or institution of higher education preferred.

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Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Time Status: Part-time

Schedule: 22-30 hours/week (as needed to complete project)

Department: 103484 : HLS^LIB^Collection Development

Salary Grade: 057

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Web Developer, the Nuremberg Trials Project Metadata Manager/Document Analyst is responsible for analyzing documents in the Law Library's Nuremberg Trials Collection, preparing those documents for digitization, and assigning metadata tags and other identifying features to enable retrieval of the documents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Become familiar with project's archival materials and pre-existing technological infrastructure, project documentation, and relevant reference works about the Nuremberg Trials.
  • Prepare list of project's evidentiary materials, using trial transcript and document content to create detailed, annotated list of documents to be analyzed and digitized.
  • Prepare individual documents from the project's 24 archival boxes of evidentiary materials for digitization, disassembling, foldering and annotating.
  • Perform quality assurance (QA) on the digitized images, insuring correspondence between paper documents and the scanned images made of them, accuracy of image filenames, and integrity of the digitized images.
  • Using document list, proceed through all of project's evidentiary documents, reading and analyzing each document according to approximately 30 data points, resolving any discrepancies and textual corruption which bear on the accurate creation of the document metadata, and entering this data into Microsoft Access database
  • Remain attentive to workflow inefficiencies, suggesting improvements wherever appropriate, and test out new procedures and technologies as these are suggested within the project team.
  • Participate in creating, editing and producing project documentation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a related field required.
  • Requires reading knowledge of German.
  • 5 or more years of previous library experience required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Requires a deep analytical skill to create descriptive summary titles for each document, to identify relevant subject and defendant lists for each document, and to resolve at times complicated discrepancies and textual corruption in document ID's and content.
  • Requires editor's ability to critically attend to textual detail, and to document and archival structure.
  • Requires comfort with Microsoft Access and Excel databases: ability to navigate, search, print reports and enter complex record data into flexible grid of forms.
  • Requires excellent organizational and time management skills, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of digitization and imaging standards preferred.

Additional Information

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Appointment End Date

30-Jun-2015

EEO Statement

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

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Library Director, Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge, CT

The Town of Woodbridge, CT seeks an experienced and dynamic Library Director. The Woodbridge Town Library, with a dedicated staff of 24 employees, a budget of approximately $800,000, and a collection of over 85,000 items, serves a population of 10,000 residents in this suburban town just outside of the culturally rich city of New Haven, CT, home of Yale University, as well as numerous other institutions of higher learning. The Town of Woodbridge seeks an innovative library executive to build on the Library's successes and its excellent reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it serves.

Responsibilities:  The Director of the Woodbridge Town Library reports to a nine-member Library Commission and serves as a town department head.

The Library Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administering, supervising, and directing all library services along with other related work.
  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating professional, support, and volunteer staff to manage library operations.
  • Directing the development and maintenance of the Library's collection of books and other materials like A/V and eBooks to reflect user needs and interests.
  • Planning and administrating comprehensive activities of community and cultural services and programs.
  • Recommending and implementing Library Commission policies as well as the Library's short and long term goals and objectives.
  • Implementing effective operating procedures and managing short and long term strategic plans.
  • Recommending, implementing, and supervising all financial and budgetary needs of the library.
  • Developing other sources of revenue, including grants from the State and Federal government, foundations, and private donors.
  • Overseeing and reporting on the condition of the physical plant and grounds of the Library.
  • Developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications by establishing strong, supportive, cooperative working relationships and positive communications with staff, Town officials, Library Commission members, Friends of the Library, and community members.
  • Planning and implementing new information technologies to meet changing needs.
  • Representing the Library on the local, consortia, state, and national level.

Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 3 years of administrative experience at the supervisory level. Must have a vision for the future, proven leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong skills in developing community relations and customer service, as well as knowledge and skills with library automation.

Salary Range:  Salary range is $63,000 - $67,000 depending on qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.  Send letter of application, resume, and 3 professional references to Anthony F. Genovese, Administrative Officer/Director of Finance, 11 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.  Electronic responses are also welcome at librarydirectorsearch@woodbridgect.org

Application Deadline:  4:00pm on OCTOBER 3, 2014

Town of Woodbridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Media Specialist, Chariho Regional School District, Wood River Junction, RI

Job Description

The Chariho Regional School District is accepting applications from individuals who hold a library media specialist certification or are eligible for emergency certification.

No paper applications will be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chariho Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

All applicants must hold a current/valid Rhode Island teaching certificate or be eligible for emergency certification. Three original letters of reference and copies of transcripts not verified required at time of interview.

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions

Chariho Regional School District actively seeks applications from the most capable, professional candidates.

If selected for interview, you will be required to bring the following items:

  1. Copy of Rhode Island Teaching Certificate
  2. Copy of test scores for the NTE or Praxis
  3. A 15 minute dvd of yourself teaching a lesson (teaching positions only)
  4. Certified transcripts (unless verified through SchoolSpring)
  5. Original, signed letters of recommendation (unless submitted by reference on SchoolSpring)
  6. A copy of your most recent evaluation

Read more and apply for this position at: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1011052

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Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and forward-looking leader for the John Hay Library.  The Hay is the home of the University Library's outstanding special collections, rare books, and manuscripts, as well as the University Archives, which document Brown's 250-year history. Enthusiastically meeting contemporary challenges and opportunities with innovative approaches and partnerships, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library will articulate a revitalized vision for one of the nation's great academic library's special collections and its recently renovated building.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library will provide strong leadership for and administration of the resources, services, and operations related to special collections and the University Archives.  In addition, the incumbent will work closely with other departments and units throughout the Library system to ensure that the John Hay Library is a pro-active, integral component of library-wide support for teaching, learning, and research. The Director will directly supervise 5 FTE professional staff (the University Archivist, Reader Services Librarian, and three curators) and will have oversight for a total of 14 FTE, as well as student assistants.  

In coordination with the University Librarian, the successful candidate will assist with stewardship and grant-writing activities and will initiate and manage a variety of educational programs and services that showcase Brown's special collections. The incumbent will have a strong commitment to Brown's academic mission and will work with other librarians and faculty to promote the integration of special collections materials in teaching, research, and educational public programs across the disciplines and at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she will have an understanding of the management of digital records and objects, a knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives, such as digital repositories and digitization, and will collaborate with other Library staff to advance digital initiatives, specifically to enhance the delivery of special collections content and services to a broad audience. The incumbent also will work with curators to develop and implement effective collection management guidelines and practices which emphasize future areas of growth, strength, and sustainability.

The incumbent will be responsible for defining and inaugurating the expanded services associated with the newly renovated spaces in the John Hay Library and will promote innovative approaches for access to unique special collections and digital scholarship. As part of the University Library's senior administrative team, the Director of Special Collections and the John Hay Library also will play a major role in library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions.  The successful candidate will represent the Brown University Library in local, regional, and national professional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library /information science or graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in managing or leading special collections services and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and special collections.
  • Experience in working with curatorial, technical services, conservation, and digital library staff to develop goals for acquiring, processing, and making special collections fully accessible.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in changing environments.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key issues and current trends in higher education and how they relate to the use of libraries and primary resources.
  • Evidence of success in fundraising and/or obtaining grants.
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:  https://brownjobs.brown.edu/applicants/jsp/shared and reference Job No. 114492.   Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

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

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Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach, Dickinson Memorial Library, Northfield, MA

The Dickinson Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Assistant Librarian: Programs and Outreach.

Emphasis on children's services. Duties include planning, promoting and implementing children and adult programs; outreach to the local schools as well as the general community; and staffing the circulation desk.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree; one year of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; commitment to customer service and ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Computer skills are a must and knowledge of the Evergreen Circulation system a plus.

This is a part-time (between 25 - 28 hours per week) position. Hours include one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  Starting at $15.17/hour with benefits. 

Application and job description may be obtained at the library or online at www.northfield.ma.us, click on Current Openings.

Send a cover letter describing your interest in working at the Dickinson Memorial Library, your resume and the application to: Deb Kern, Dickinson Memorial Library, 115 Main Street, Northfield, MA  01360 or email to dkern@cwmars.org. Open until filled. EOE.

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K-8 School Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

Lowell Community Charter Public School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian position. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
  • Benchmark library curriculum with school Common Core standards
  • Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
  • Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair and other programs.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of  prints and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books.
  • Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings.
  • Maintain Library website
  • Build and maintain library units and lessons on system
  • Catalog library materials
  • Supervise student and community volunteers
  • Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
  • Participate in school curriculum development by attending school and general  meetings
  • Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
  • Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
  • Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
  • Take an active part in the life of the school community
  • Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc.

Hours: 7:30 to 3:00 or 8:00 to 3:30p  for a regular full time hire.  Hours may be negotiable for a current student. If a current LIS student is hired, they would be a paid intern. To apply, visit the website www.lccps.org and visit the employment tab and apply through that link.

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Information Analyst, Randstad, Billerica, MA

The Information Analyst for Business & Competitive Information will provide in-depth research and analysis in support of business projects and initiatives. The Information Analyst partners with internal clients to understand their request, identifies the appropriate information sources, conducts a subject matter investigation, packages and delivers targeted results in an actionable format. The Information Analyst will have a Library and Information Sciences background with expertise in building and executing advanced queries in a variety of information databases. The Information Analyst will have a solid understanding of business and financial terminology and a general understanding of the Life Sciences or related field.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts science literature and business information searches.
  • Gathers, analyzes and interprets data from multiple information sources.
  • Organizes, prepares and delivers targeted results in a professional report format.
  • Interfaces with internal clients to determine research requirements.
  • Provides training to internal clients on database selection and search techniques.
  • Assists with marketing efforts to increase the department's customer base.
  • Evaluates and recommends new information sources.

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree or equivalent professional experience.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 1-3 Years relevant work experience in life science/pharmaceutical/biotech company
  • Proficiency in building advanced queries to conduct effective searches in scientific and business information databases.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of information sources, such as Dialog Proquest, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Pharmaprojects or Embase.com.
  • Experience using drug pipeline databases, such as Thomson Cortellis, Thomson Integrity, Citeline Pipeline.
  • Understanding of business and financial terminology.
  • Expertise in analyzing and packaging large amounts of data into actionable research reports.
  • Experience using Excel, Lotus Notes, Sharepoint, PowerPoint, and visualization software.

PERSONAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Capacity to comprehend internal customer's requests.
  • Willingness to contribute as part of a global team working toward collective objectives.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • Customer service driven with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Temp to Perm - Conversion 1/1/15

Billerica, MA

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Archivist and Librarian, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

Position Classification 

Job Title:                    Archivist and Librarian

Department:               Office of the Registrar

Supervisor:                Registrar

Pay Grade:                 Salaried

Classification:            Annual / Part Time / Regular

Overview of Responsibilities 

Manage an active institutional archives program and library, including selection, acquisition, processing, access, reference service and outreach to staff.  Develop a plan for the management of born digital assets, including assessment, preservation and access.  Manage annual budget and revision of policies and procedures as necessary. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identification, archival appraisal, and acquisition of museum records, donated papers and photographs in a variety of formats.
  • Accessioning, arrangement and description of archival records.
  • Provide access to archival records and determine preservation priorities for the collection.
  • Develop procedures for identification, intake, and management of born-digital records of long-term value.
  • Serve on institution-wide team for implementation and maintenance of digital images.
  • Administration of archives and library; long range planning, budgeting, and revision of policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Supervision of staff and researchers using archival records and rare books; and management of the circulating library for staff.
  • Library acquisition, cataloguing and classification.
  • Reference services to staff and assistance to researchers as time and resources allow.
  • Work with staff on planning for disaster preparedness and response.
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers.

Qualifications 

Education and Experience:

Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Additional specialization in digital archives and knowledge of art history preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current archival and records management methods and procedures including preservation and access trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills for appraisal and arrangement of records and strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting.

To Apply:

Mail completed Shelburne Museum application, Cover Letter, and Resume to: Human Resources: PO Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482. Application deadline is September 30, 2014. Final approval for hiring will be dependent upon successful background check.

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Temporary Senior Librarian/Cambridge Room Library Archivist, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

DEPARTMENT: Cambridge Public Library
JOB CODE/POSITION #: L408
CIVIL SERVICE: Not subject to civil service rules and regulations
HOURS OF WORK: 18 hr per week, including nights and Saturdays as needed. Estimated time is October 2014 through February 2015, with some extension possible
UNION AFFILIATION: None

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receives and processes as appropriate Cambridge historical materials. May coordinate collection activities with other City agencies and local organizations with overlapping interests.
  • Ensures that all historical materials are preserved, stored and handled according to archival standards
  • Serves as system-wide subject specialist in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy to the public in person, on the telephone, by mail, or by electronic means
  • Assists users in finding Cambridge history and genealogy materials as needed and provides basic instruction to users in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy
  • Provides users with general information about library services and directs them to other personnel as needed
  • May work collaboratively with the Cambridge archives committee and any other relevant groups to promote awareness of the collection and to develop mutually beneficial promotional materials, finding aids and other resources
  • Maintains order and neatness in the collection
  • Develops finding aids for current and new acquisitions
  • Processes existing and donated materials in accordance with professional archival standards
  • Operates the Cambridge Room during advertised hours and by appointment
  • Develops ongoing exhibits and displays (real and virtual) to highlight the collections of the Cambridge Room and to promote their use
  • Develops and presents tours, presentations and workshops about the Cambridge Room's collections to community groups, students, professional colleagues and other interested individuals and groups as required by supervisor
  • Keeps statistics of the daily use and activities of the Cambridge Room and its collections
  • Attends staff, professional and community meetings and participates in library and community events as determined appropriate by supervisor
  • Keeps abreast of archival trends and developments
  • Maintains a virtual presence for the Cambridge Room through the library's web page
  • Any other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science with course work or concentration in archival procedures, management, and preservation strongly preferred. A minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in archival services preferred, preferably in a public library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of archival principles, techniques, services and resources
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of archival cataloging and inventory control
  • Knowledge of and interest in history and genealogy relevant to Cambridge
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak knowledgeably and effectively before groups
  • Ability to work in an environment containing airborne particles (mold or mildew)
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems, as well as adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation
  • Flexibility in emergency staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions; exposure to dust and other airborne particles.

RATE: $28.92 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312

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

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Library Director, Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA

The Merriam Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA is seeking to appoint the position of Library Director. The Director's position minimally requires a Bachelor's Degree and Basic Librarian Techniques Certification from the MBLC. This is a full time, 32 hour position with benefits with a salary range of 32K - 41K depending on experience. October 10, 2014 is the last day for accepting applications.

Please forward letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names of work references to:  Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, Paul Spencer, Trustee Chair, P.O. Box 364, West Brookfield, MA  01585, or jennpauls@yahoo.com. A copy of the full job description can be found at www.westbrookfieldlibrary.org. E.O.E.

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Senior Web Developer, University Library System, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  26858BR
www.yale.edu/jobs 

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

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides. The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop, communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.

A significant part of this position involves working collaboratively with Yale central ITS staff who support the Yale Drupal service called YaleSites. He/she will monitor developments and new modules in Drupal and YaleSites, and will develop close working relationships with ITS staff. The position will serve as a YaleSites/Drupal resource to the library, providing support, training, information and coordination of development with distributed library staff who maintain web sites.

The incumbent will work with others in the library to integrate library digital content into other platforms, and to make that content more easily discoverable by library patrons. He/she will provide web programming and design services in support of the discovery, delivery and use of online library resources by students, faculty and visitors to the library's digital interfaces. Projects may include creating mobile ready versions of the library web site and catalog, bringing XML records from the library's Blacklight implementation into the web site and Libguides, and integrating multimedia collections into digital interfaces These projects may involve implementation of open source code created in other libraries, and using various API's made available by library vendors and development partners. The successful candidate will have a portfolio demonstrating web programming and web site architecture/design, and will have a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of web content management/creation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional and dynamic web based systems using content management systems such as Drupal, including theming and coding and support for responsive/adaptive design.
  3. Expert ability in working with HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript. Demonstrated ability deploying PHP code to filter, process, and output HTML, JSON and XML data.
  4. Strong project management and vendor management skills.
  5. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed communication skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives.
  6. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction, including ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple and changing priorities.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in computer science, information science or library science. Experience in a library or other academic organization. Experience using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or other graphic design software.

The University and the Library

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

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional referencesshould be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 26858BR.  Please be sure to reference #26858BR in your cover letter.

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

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Library Director, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Application and Inquiry Email address: kingstoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source:  Employer issued job notice,  9/2014

KCL BOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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

POSITION:

Dean of Library Services- Academic Affairs Division

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

Start Date:  October, 2014

COMPENSATION:

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

Funding Source:  State

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

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

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

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

TO APPLY:

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

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

DEADLINE:

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

Website:  www.hcc.edu

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

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Rights Manager, NOVA/WGBH, Boston, MA

WGBH/NOVA

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

RIGHTS MANAGER POSITION OVERVIEW

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

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

SKILLS REQUIRED

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

Contact: 

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

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

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND RANK:

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The minimum salary for an Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F022PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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

Position Title:                          Library Assistant - Circulation

                                                Wayland Free Public Library                       

Union:                                     Library Association

Hours:                                     29 hours per week      

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

Description of position:

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

Minimum entrance requirements: 

Bachelor's degree.  Courses in library science desirable.

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

Experience creating informational notices, flyers and posters desirable.

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

Date posted:    September 5, 2014

Closing date:   September 19, 2014

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

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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

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

Additional responsibilities include:

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

Required Skills:

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

Required Experience:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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

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Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

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

September 4, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

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

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

Job Description

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

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

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

Responsibilities

All positions:

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

Requirements

All positions:

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

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • High-level accuracy in cataloging
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MARC21, AACR2, LCRI, ISBD, and related cataloging tools (ClassWeb, Cataloger's Desktop, etc)
  • Experience in cataloging rare books and manuscripts
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

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

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references and experience via email to jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 26, 2014.

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Director, Warwick (RI) Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, NH

The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth, NH  seeks a highly motivated, experienced individual who can work with a team to provide leadership and direction for a small community library.  This 35-hour per week position is primarily administrative and includes responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all library functions including managing a part-time staff of four, and working with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and a dedicated Friends of the Library group.  A candidate for this position should be energetic and resourceful and able to communicate well with the public.

The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, and facility maintenance. The right candidate will have library work experience, strong skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, and strategic planning experience.

A bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library is required. Experience including a broad background in management, administration, operations, technology, and finance, and an MLS from an ALA accredited program is preferred.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Cook Memorial Library, Attn.: Search Committee, 93 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886. 

For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.tamworthlibrary.org

Applications will be accepted through October 20, 2014.

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications required for this position:

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

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

Excellent organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Additional Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

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

No phone calls please.

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

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

Job Description

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

Required Skills

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

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

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 74

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

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

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Temporary Senior Librarian, Cambridge Room Library Archivist

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:           

Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science with course work or concentration in archival procedures, management, and preservation strongly preferred.  A minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in archival services preferred, preferably in a public library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of  archival principles, techniques, services and resources
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of archival cataloging and inventory control
  • Knowledge of and interest in history and genealogy relevant to Cambridge
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak knowledgeably and effectively before groups
  •  Ability to work in an environment containing airborne particles (mold or mildew)
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems, as well as adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation
  • Flexibility in emergency staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions; exposure to dust and other airborne particles.

DUTIES:

  • Receives and processes as appropriate Cambridge historical materials.  May coordinate collection activities with other City agencies and local organizations with overlapping interests.
  • Ensures that all historical materials are preserved, stored and handled according to archival standards
  • Serves as system-wide subject specialist in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy to the public in person, on the telephone, by mail, or by electronic means
  • Assists users in finding Cambridge history and genealogy materials as needed and provides basic instruction to users in the areas of Cambridge history and genealogy
  • Provides users with general information about library services and directs them to other personnel as needed
  • May work collaboratively with the Cambridge archives committee and any other relevant groups to promote awareness of the collection and to develop mutually beneficial promotional materials, finding aids and other resources
  • Maintains order and neatness in the collection
  • Develops finding aids for current and new acquisitions
  • Processes existing and donated materials in accordance with professional archival standards
  • Operates the Cambridge Room during advertised hours and by appointment
  • Develops ongoing exhibits and displays (real and virtual) to highlight the collections of the Cambridge Room and to promote their use
  • Develops and presents tours, presentations and workshops about the Cambridge Room's collections to community groups, students, professional colleagues and other interested individuals and groups as required by supervisor
  • Keeps statistics of the daily use and activities of the Cambridge Room and its collections
  • Attends staff, professional and community meetings and participates in library and community events as determined appropriate by supervisor
  • Keeps abreast of archival trends and developments
  • Maintains a virtual presence for the Cambridge Room through the library's web page
  • Any other duties as assigned

SALARY: $28.92 per hour

APPLY TO:              

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

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

DEADLINE: 5:00pm on September 11, 2014

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Weekend Library Assistant, Bay State College, Boston, MA

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

Requirements:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

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

August 15, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

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

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

Job Description

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

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

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

Responsibilities

All positions:

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

Requirements

All positions:

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

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • High-level accuracy in cataloging
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MARC21, AACR2, LCRI, ISBD, and related cataloging tools (ClassWeb, Cataloger's Desktop, etc)
  • Experience in cataloging rare books and manuscripts
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

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

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references and experience via email to jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2014.

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

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

COMPUTER CLUBHOUSE OVERVIEW:

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

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

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

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

WORK SCHEDULE:

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

REPORTS TO:

Director, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY:

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

STARTING SALARY:

Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS:

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

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

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Circulation Supervisor, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

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

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

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

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

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

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

Please include resume and three professional references.

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled.

Position Available: September 8, 2014

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

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

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

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

Within the community:

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

Required minimum qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is this job for you?

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

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

About the Library and Information Commons

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

General Description:

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

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • Three professional references

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three references

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

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

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.

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Library Director, Abbie Greenleaf Library, Franconia, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Head of Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

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

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Library Director, Lee Public Library, Lee, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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User Interface Programmer, Yale University, New Haven, CT

User Interface Programmer
Digital Library
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  26710BR
www.yale.edu/jobs 

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

Position Focus:

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

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

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

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

The University and the Library

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

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume, should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 26710BR.  Please be sure to reference #26710BR in your cover letter.

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

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Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job Opening ID: 2015037

Title: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

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

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Library Media Specialist, Dartmouth Public Schools, Darmouth, MA

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

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Catalogers, Backstage Library Works

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

August 15, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

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

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

Job Description

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

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

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

Responsibilities

All positions:

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

Requirements

All positions:

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

Additional requirements for Catalogers performing original cataloging:

  • High-level accuracy in cataloging
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and classification schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MARC21, AACR2, LCRI, ISBD, and related cataloging tools (ClassWeb, Cataloger's Desktop, etc)
  • Experience in cataloging rare books and manuscripts
  • ALA-accredited MLS

Preferred additional skills for all positions

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

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references and experience via email to jobs@bslw.com. Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2014.

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Library Director, Nahant Public Library, Nahant, MA

Institution:  Nahant Public Library

Job:  Library Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Director, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

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

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

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with five years of progressively responsible public library experience including supervisory experience. Knowledge of principles and practices of library work, automated library systems, and use of library resources and information technology required. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to communicate effectively and must possess excellent technology skills.

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

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

By September 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:

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

Scholarly Communications Coordinator:

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

Gifts Coordinator:

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


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

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk

Qualifications

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

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

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUMMARY OF WORK:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

    • answering phone calls and handling purchases of document copies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with databases.

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

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

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

This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Send:  Mail resume and letter of application to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Librarian, Enfield Public Library, Enfield, NH

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

Typical duties and activities:

Within the library:

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

Within the community:

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

Required minimum qualifications:

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

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

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

 

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Archivist and Librarian, Shelburne Museum

Position Classification 

Job Title:                    Archivist and Librarian

Department:               Office of the Registrar

Supervisor:                Registrar

Pay Grade:                 Salaried

Classification:            Annual / Part Time / Regular

 

Overview of Responsibilities 

Manage an active institutional archives program and library, including selection, acquisition, processing, access, reference service and outreach to staff.  Develop a plan for the management of born digital assets, including assessment, preservation and access.  Manage annual budget and revision of policies and procedures as necessary. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identification, archival appraisal, and acquisition of museum records, donated papers and photographs in a variety of formats.
  • Accessioning, arrangement and description of archival records.
  • Provide access to archival records and determine preservation priorities for the collection.
  • Develop procedures for identification, intake, and management of born-digital records of long-term value.
  • Serve on institution-wide team for implementation and maintenance of digital images.
  • Administration of archives and library; long range planning, budgeting, and revision of policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Supervision of staff and researchers using archival records and rare books; and management of the circulating library for staff.
  • Library acquisition, cataloguing and classification.
  • Reference services to staff and assistance to researchers as time and resources allow.
  • Work with staff on planning for disaster preparedness and response.
  • Assist with supervision of department volunteers.

Qualifications 

Education and Experience:

Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Additional specialization in digital archives and knowledge of art history preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current archival and records management methods and procedures including preservation and access trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills for appraisal and arrangement of records and strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting.

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

Duties/Description

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

Qualifications

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

Salary

$21.72/hour

Send

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

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Content Operations Contractor, Harvard Business Publishing, Watertown, MA

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

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts

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

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

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

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk




Qualifications

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

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

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

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

•    Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections

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

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

•    Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

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

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



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

 

 

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

 

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K-8 Librarian, Lowell Community Charter Public School

Lowell Community Charter Public School invites applications for the position of K-8 School Librarian position. This full-time position offers an opportunity to develop and execute 21st century information literacy curriculum in a progressive educational institution. Work with a dynamic, collaborative faculty and motivated learners. Open until filled.

Library Responsibilities include:

•         Develop and provide information literacy instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
• Provide digital citizenship instruction in collaboration with the LCCPS faculty
• Benchmark library curriculum with school Common Core standards
• Market library services and programs to students, parents and faculty
• Manage budget and all fundraising programs including annual book fair and other programs.

•         Develop and maintain a collection of  prints and electronic items, including subscription databases, periodicals, and books.
• Share expertise by presenting at faculty and parent meetings.

•         Maintain Library website
• Build and maintain library units and lessons on system
• Catalog library materials
• Supervise student and community volunteers
• Perform circulation desk duties, readers' advisory and reference services for students and faculty
• Participate in school curriculum development by attending school and general  meetings
• Maintain a library environment that is attractive, inviting, and conducive to learning; monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior
• Participate in professional activities, organizations, conferences and committees for both the library and educational communities
• Keep current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to the library program
• Take an active part in the life of the school community
• Promote the library through contests, book displays, clubs, etc

 

Hours:  7:30 to 3:00 or 8:00 to 3:30p  for a regular full time hire.  Hours may be negotiable for a current student. If a current LIS student is hired, they would be a paid intern. To apply, visit the website www.lccps.org and visit the employment tab and apply through that link.

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

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

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

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

 

Position Requirements

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

Work schedule

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

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

 

Salary & benefits

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

 

About the Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives

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

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

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

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

 

Richard V. Travis

Executive Director

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

33 Marrett Rd.

Lexington MA, 02421-5703

rtravis@monh.org

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library

Hopkinton Public Library

Adult Services Librarian

13 Main St.

Hopkinton, MA

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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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.

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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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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&rsquo;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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