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Member Services Librarian, Fenway Libraries Online, Boston, MA

Fenway Libraries Online (FLO,, an automated library consortium of ten academic and special libraries in Boston and Cambridge, seeks a Member Services Librarian. This individual will provide training, support, and documentation for librarians and staff at FLO member institutions.

The Member Services Librarian should be organized, creative, energetic, and able to communicate effectively in person and in writing to all levels of library staff.


  • Coordinate and conduct training sessions for FLO software, such as Voyager, SFX, CORAL, and others
  • Develop online and written training materials
  • Produce and maintain software documentation and policy manuals
  • Visit member libraries to provide training and other support
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software problems reported by library staff
  • Produce monthly, quarterly and annual reports and statistics
  • Coordinate agendas, arrange locations, and assist with FLO meetings
  • Maintain and improve FLO websites
  • Provide training and support for the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog
  • Assist with the evaluation of new products and services


  • MLS or MLIS degree required
  • 2-5 years library or library network experience required
  • Experience with training and documentation
  • Experience with using an integrated library system (ILS), preferably Ex Libris Voyager
  • Understanding of key library functions, such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ERM, ILL, reference, reporting and serials
  • Competence with desktop software applications and web-publishing software including Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that respond to the needs of the consortium
  • Desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
  • Ability to travel to member libraries in Boston and Cambridge


Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package

Start Date: January, 2015. Application review will begin in December, 2014.

To apply:

Send email including resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Walter Stine
Executive Director
Fenway Libraries Online

A complete job description is available upon request.

Fenway Libraries Online encourages the application of all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.

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Satellite Librarian, 1st Circuit US Courts Libraries, Concord, NH

Position Overview: As a member of the staff of the 1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries, the Concord librarian manages and administers the 1st Circuit libraries program in New Hampshire and provides a full range of library and research services to court personnel located in the Warren B. Rudman U.S. Courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manchester, New Hampshire. Service is to Judges and the staff of the Clerks of Court and Probation and Pre-Trial Services. As a solo librarian, the incumbent must be self-motivated with an ability to set daily and long term priorities. The incumbent works as a member of the team of court librarians throughout the 1st Circuit who, together, provide local and circuit wide services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Two years post M.L.S. library experience
  • Excellent reference and legal research skills using print and electronic resources
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Law Library experience
  • Proficiency in use of online legal research systems and databases
  • Knowledge of an integrated library system (preferably SirsiDynix)
  • Knowledge of social networking applications
  • Knowledge of the federal court system and procedures
  • Familiarity with New Hampshire legal research materials and procedures
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Skill in use of Windows based PCs and Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in using mobile devices and apps in performing legal research
  • Experience with html and web site design and maintenance

Position Type:  Full Time/Permanent

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.  If hired, a background check is required. 

Starting Salary:  CL 28 ($60,759 - 65,831) depending on experience and qualifications

To Apply:  Please submit a cover memo and resume by December 5, 2014 to

Susan C. Sullivan, Circuit Librarian
1st Circuit U.S. Courts Libraries
Moakley U.S Courthouse, Suite 9400
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210

No fax or email applications accepted. 

The United States Courts Are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers

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Knowledge Management Architect, Boston Biomedical Consultants, Waltham, MA


The KM Architect is a professional staff member of BBC who will oversee all activities relating to the ongoing delivery of quality value-added information to aid BBC's professional staff in client engagements/support, including Internet research, materials maintenance and archiving, and the development and facilitation of ongoing information services initiatives. BBC maintains an active database of information and has developed various Web-based patron services. As such, the KM Architect must have above-average computer skills in order to manage these projects and be knowledgeable in current trends in Library and Information Science to determine and execute the strategic direction of Knowledge Management services within BBC. The KM Architect must be a high energy, dynamic individual with the ability to think creatively to develop new ideas and concepts for improved services and lead a team of KM Analysts in their implementation.

General Responsibilities:

I. Management, supervision, initial training, and development of KM Analysts

  • Distribution of tasks among KM team to ensure timely completion of project work
  • Assist KM Analysts in their daily work through instruction and mentorship
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews and write professional development plans for each KM Analyst

II. Oversight of BBC KM's Web-based offerings:

a. Digital archive

  • Serve as system administrator: create new user profiles, troubleshoot errors, release system updates and new features, etc.
  • Catalog items into archive using BBC's controlled vocabulary
  • Review submitted records for content and accuracy

b. Resources portal web site

  • Serve as system administrator: create new user profiles, troubleshoot errors, release system updates and new features, etc.
  • Oversee addition of new content and contribute to resources lists, blog, etc.
  • Install and release new site features as appropriate

c. Ongoing maintenance of KM server (Ubuntu Linux OS)

  • Apply hardware/software updates and troubleshoot issues to minimize down time
  • Ensure proper completion of file backups on a regular basis

d. Electronic document delivery services

  • Download, scan, save, and distribute articles in PDF formats from a variety of sources
  • Promote proper file saving and naming procedures for all files on company server

III. Maintenance of library of physical documents

  • Oversee organization of library file room
  • Weed library collection as space needs demand
  • Ensure collection and storage of all of BBC's consulting project deliverables

IV. Oversight of archiving BBC's proprietary materials

  • Catalog all BBC deliverables into digital archive upon project completion
  • Catalog electronic copies of historical BBC projects into digital archive
  • Maintain list of historical project work (via Excel spreadsheet updates)

V. Periodicals subscription maintenance

  • Maintain list of current subscriptions, renewal dates, web access credentials, etc.
  • Submit requisition forms for all renewals and complete transactions after approval
  • Monitor subscription value/usage and recommend additions/removals as necessary

VI. Research support for BBC Professional staff

  • Perform in-depth Internet research to build knowledge base of IVD industry-related information, often under the direction of the BBC consulting staff 
  • Organize and synthesize research findings for delivery to staff 
  • Catalog all research findings of lasting value into digital archive
  • Oversee distribution of research tasks within KM team as appropriate

VII. Training of new staff on KM services

  • Create/update learning objects for staff training on digital archive, resources portal, and other KM initiatives
  • Deliver training session to all new BBC employees on KM offerings
  • Promote the usage of KM services and manage "internal marketing" campaigns to staff

VIII. Strategic planning of KM department offerings to staff

  • Write yearly departmental goals to determine the strategic direction of the KM team
  • Investigate new service opportunities and/or alteration of current services to best serve the ongoing information needs of the Professional staff
  • Actively participate in the LIS community to keep abreast of emerging trends
  • Oversee implementation of new KM projects, including justification to/approval from BBC Senior Management, development of implementation plan, distribution of work among KM team, and execution of necessary steps to initiate action


  • BS/BA.; MLS and 3+ years of library experience
  • Prior managerial experience of one or more individuals
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to handle a high degree of multitasking on a daily basis
  • Experience with literature reviews and Web-based searching; familiarity with information seeking behaviors/advanced searching techniques required
  • Prior cataloging experience required; experience with the DSpace Digital Repository software and/or Dublin Core metadata a plus
  • Linux programming language skills; experience with server maintenance and troubleshooting. In lieu of these skills, candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills and capability to quickly learn new operating systems/programs

For consideration, please send a resume and cover letter to the attention of Susan Daley, Administrative Asisstant, at

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Digital Asset Librarian, CBT Architects, Boston, MA

CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc., 180 person architecture, interior design and urban planning firm based in Boston is seeking a Digital Asset Librarian. The Librarian will to implement, maintain and manage our Digital Asset Management System (OpenAsset). 


  • Implement OpenAsset with project team
  • Assess the firm's current digital contents, specific requirements and make recommendations
  • Interface with different departments and Principals to better understand needs and best way of organizing
  • Design workflows, standards, processes and set goals that will leverage the system.
  • Understand the organizational needs and develop metadata and tags to deliver quality content readily accessible and searchable for different requirements.
  • Gatekeeper of a highly dynamic DAM system with a responsibility to ensure content quality and implementation of processes and workflow adjustments.
  • Ongoing training of users and support of the system

Experience and Qualifications:

1-3 years of relevant experience
Proficient with Adobe applications, specifically Photoshop
Experience with digital cameras and processing raw image files
Experience in color judgment and image quality control
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates collaborative and professional work ethic

When applying for this position, please reference Job # 2014-12

Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio via email to, the total size of the attached file(s) should not exceed 5MB or mail:

Human Resources,
CBT Architects
110 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114

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Research Analyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Organization: Sutter Hill Ventures

Organizational Contact: Holly Marr,

Position Title: Research Analyst

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Opening Statement/Job Description:

At Sutter Hill Ventures, the library scientist is a Research Analyst who plays a vital part in designing, maintaining, and optimizing a high-tech information system. The research analyst will:

  • Refine and implement the proprietary classification system in use at Sutter Hill.
  • Write best-practices documentation for using and maintaining the system.
  • Establish curation goals, strategies, and maintenance schedules.
  • Execute fast-paced, very high-volume work requirements in an organized and efficient manner.


  • B.A. or M.A. in Library or Information Science.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, a strong bias towards accuracy, high throughput, and team oriented production.
  • Some fundamental requirements: quick hands at the keyboard, a good eye for patterns, zeal for rare objects.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email to Holly Marr,
  • Be sure to include indicators of academic excellence on your resume.
  • Letters of recommendation for significant contributions to systems of classification in either work or academic settings are encouraged but not required.

Work hours: Full-time position generally 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, 40 hours per week.

Compensation: $40,000-$60,000 annual compensation, based upon qualifications, with bonuses and generous benefits.

Closing Date: June 1st, 2015

Open to Spring 2015 Graduates

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Information Resources Specialist, Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

The Brattle Group is seeking an Information Resources Specialist in our Cambridge, MA office. This position is responsible for managing the library and information resources offerings across the firm. S/he will act as the main point person for maintaining the firm's online and print subscriptions and data products, developing methods to store and share knowledge resources, and conducting user training. S/he will also provide occasional assistance with business development and project-related research.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the firm's various data and research tools
  • Create an efficient system to manage and share subscription and database product information across offices
  • Act as the point person for user set-up, inquiries and training, and collect feedback on usefulness of data products and subscriptions
  • Work with the General Counsel to understand and track data license and copyright agreements and ensure adherence to those agreements
  • Work with Practice Area leadership to identify new or replacement products and services and oversee the product inquiry process
  • Manage ad-hoc research and article/book/report acquisition
  • Enhance the firm's business development resources (Law360, PACER, etc.) and help to raise awareness of these collections across the firm
  • Provide support to the Marketing team in performing research for consulting staff (briefing docs, case reviews, etc.)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of (4) years of experience in Library and/or Knowledge Management or two (2) years of related work experience with a Master's degree in a Library and Information Science.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in collaboration applications (SharePoint preferred)
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting tasks and demands while staying organized
  • Proficiency in online research and legal databases preferred
  • Strong customer service skills with strict attention to detail and follow-up in a fast-paced office environment
  • Proactive and willing to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Appropriate judgment and ability to keep information confidential

The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We aim for the highest level of client service and quality in our industry.

We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. Brattle has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall - the highest among economic consulting firms - in the 2015 Vault Consulting 50. With a staff of over 250, we have offices in Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; London; Madrid; and Rome.

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidates' knowledge, skills, and experience.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please visit the Careers section of our website ( and submit a cover letter with salary history and resume. No phone calls please.

The Brattle Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

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Evening Library and Education Program Assistant, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA

Purpose / Role:  The Evening Library and Program assistant position is charged with primary responsibility for BPSI building, library security and management during BPSI's evening programming. Major focus is to provide overall building security, as well as program, educational and library support.  An ideal candidate should have knowledge of library systems, general IT and A/V experience, and excellent interpersonal skills especially working with the public. 

Part-time, 28 hours, Monday -Thursday  3-10pm, occasional Friday evening or Saturday events

Primary Responsibilities

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is a post-graduate educational institution with 12,000 sf of classrooms, Library and archives, in a newly renovated building.  BPSI's active educational events include evening teaching seminars, a variety of academic meetings, and programs for the public and BPSI members.

The Evening Library and Education Program Assistant will have Primary responsibility for:

  • Evening management and support of BPSI programs.  This includes managing access to the building in the evening, implementing and following security protocols, greeting and assisting visitors to BPSI's library, evening events/programs, classes, and meetings. This position will also be responsible to provide A/V, website, educational and database assistance as requested.

Security, A/V, and Building Management

  • Monitor and oversee access to building.
  • Assist guests in navigating the building.
  • Provide help with AV, internet access, copier, and printers for visitors.
  • Set up, ensure proper start and stop audio recording and monitor video recording for classes or programs as required.
  • Troubleshoot any A/V or equipment related difficulties.
  • Post-event: wrap and put away any remaining food items, ensure that all rooms are clear of any dishes, food, drinks, food boxes/wrappers, trash.
  • Make sure all windows are secured and building is locked and alarmed at the end of the evening.

Library and Archives

Without compromising security responsibilities, serve as evening library manager:

Desk and Circulation

  • Assist Library Patrons to check books in/out in Mandarin Oasis catalog; re-shelve; follow up on book returns.
  • Assist members and public with various library and Institute inquiries. Respond to reference and research requests by phone, email and in person.
  • Perform reference and bibliographic searches for patrons. Find and copy/mail or scan/email articles, book chapters etc. Process interlibrary loan requests.
  • Collect copying, scanning, and other library services fees keeping record of article requests and payments.

Process incoming items to Library/Archives, including purchased and donated materials.

  • Catalog books and materials (enter into Oasis) attach spine, label, barcode, book card.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Database (PEP Web)

  • Provide weekly tech support and search assistance with BPSI accounts.

Archival projects in collaboration with Archivist.

  • Transition archival finding aids to XML format.
  • Convert and back-up audio records, to production, and process archival collections.
  • Assist in supervision of archival interns.

Education Program Assistant

Course Syllabi and Reading List Management

  • Lead collection of syllabi and learning objectives from instructors in all education programs, and the linking of syllabi to online journals. Ensure timely posting to web, accuracy and functionality of links. Coordinate with staff/faculty team to execute any other steps necessary to complete process for each course. Confirm that relevant staff receives completed syllabus files.

Continuing Education

  • Lead responsibility for managing execution of on-line Continuing Education evaluations

Web and Database Team

  • Serve as web and database assistant, responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date content postings to the Member and Library sections of BPSI Website including committee calendars, and in collaboration with Librarian and internal Web staff.
  • Proactively review website to ensure out of date content has been moved or removed.
  • Serve as lead in data bases across organization reflect changes and updates. These include:  Peachtree, P-e-P, Access, Constant Contact, Donor Perfect etc.  Assist in DonorPerfect management.  Populate, maintain and update BPSI roster.
  • Oversee and maintain accuracy of rosters for each membership category ensuring information is edited in a timely basis and kept up to date.
  • Work with Oasis and other Library technology tools: Oxygen XML editor, Audiovisual editing and file sharing, OCR.
  • Train end users in new technologies as required.

Time distribution:  Approximately 10 hours devoted to Library, 18 hours Flex between remaining responsibilities, depending on current projects and deadlines of the organization.

Specialized skills:

  • Proficient with computers, iPads, printers, and instructions on varied software.
  • Familiarity with Library collection, systems, and cataloging. (Circulation and cataloging training can be provided).
  • Strong interpersonal, creative, and technical skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Wordpress.
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect or other relational database desirable.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of A/V and general IT equipment.
  • Comfort with evening building security management.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A self starter with the ability to work independently, and exhibits initiative and drive.
  • Detail oriented and diligent in follow through and execution.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Creative, resourceful problem solver.

Reporting Relationships  

  • Report to Managing Director.
  • Report to Librarian/Archivist for direct library responsibilities.
  • Take direction and assignments from Senior Administrator and Director of Continuing Education.
  • Collaborate with internal web team, BPSI staff, and BPSI faculty.


  • Send letter of interest, CV, and salary requirements to Olga Umansky, Librarian in c/o

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Information Associate, Cambridge Associates, Boston, MA

Position: Information Associate
Department: Global Investment Research, Manager Research Operations
Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time
Reports to: Director, Manager Research Operations
Office: Boston

Firm Overview:

At Cambridge Associates, our people are our greatest assets. The dedicated and experienced people at our firm come from a variety of professional backgrounds, bringing new perspective and ideas to our work. But what really makes our firm unique is our colleagues' collaborative spirit. Professionals at our firm are not just focused on their own success. We look for professionals who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and who want to contribute to a collegial, collaborative, intelligent, and hard-working team.

Position Overview:

The Information Associate's primary role is to oversee central coordination across Cambridge Associates' private investment, hedge fund, and long-only research information. This involves high level communications, database management and reporting, coordination of research processes, and overall support of the firm's Investment Manager Research group. The role requires the ability to lead projects; work independently to query, analyze, and report on information; as well as to work within the Manager Information team to collaborate on larger initiatives and workflows. The position requires excellent communication skills, a high level of attention to detail, strong technical and database aptitude, responsiveness, and flexibility. Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Manage large scale operational processes for Research Teams across all asset classes within the broader Manager Research group.
  2. Create and run queries and reports from multiple databases in response to information requests from across the firm, supporting management, research, client, and marketing needs.
  3. Facilitate large scale communications between the Manager Research Operations and the individual Manager Research teams.
  4. Oversee and populate the database regularly with information, requiring the ability to evaluate data and use judgment.
  5. Aid and/or help lead Manager Research and Manager Research Operations with a variety of projects and initiatives.


  • Associates degree and/or 4 or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Access or similar database management systems, as well as the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Familiarity with financial terminology is preferred, but not required; interest in investments a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Extremely reliable and trustworthy.
  • Able to prioritize multiple requests for information.
  • Able to work proactively and independently, as well as within a team environment.
  • Internal candidates must have a minimum of 15 months experience with the firm.

Apply online:

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Research Librarian, Apex Systems, Lexington, MA

Apex Systems, part of On Assignment, the 2nd largest IT staffing Solutions firm in the country, has an opportunity for a Research Librarian role in Lexington, MA. It is a 1 year + W2 contract position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details:

Description of Project:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science and related disciplines
  • Analyze trends in the research programs; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop collaborative subject pages and alerts to support and enhance staff use/re-use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

Required Skills:

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection management, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.

Additional Requirements:

Must be a US Citizen and able to pass a government background check


Lexington, MA area


1 year + (expected to be multi-year) W2 contract position


$35 - 45/hr (based on experience; equivalent to $72 - 92K)


Health and Medical Benefit options

Vacation and Holiday Time package

Please send a Word resume to Claudio Baccari, Senior Professional Recruiter, at

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer and encourages both female and minority applicants.

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Technical Services Librarian, FM Global, Norwood, MA

The Technical Information Center (TIC) provides scientific and engineering information resources and services to the FM Global community. The TIC features a wide variety of loss prevention resources and one of the finest fire research collections in the world. Services include reference, interlibrary loan, purchase of books, standards and reports, routing and purchase of periodicals, and document management.

Collections include but are not limited to the following:

  • 10,000 FM Global Research reports
  • 7,500 fire test videos
  • 5,000 books
  • 8,000 reports from various sources
  • 125 scientific and engineering periodicals
  • FM Global Historical Collection

We are currently seeking a Technical Services Librarian to provide global technical and customer service support to research scientists, engineers and other corporate customers. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Acquiring all reference and research materials required through purchase or interlibrary loan-locating vendor or loaning library, processing requests and document delivery.
  • Managing Technical Information Center serials collection and processing subscription requests; cataloging materials in bibliographic databases. 
  • Maintaining several databases utilizing metadata and cataloging best practices. 
  • Researching information resources; coordinating retrieval of stored material, maintaining records, and providing assistance with TIC projects. Overseeing acquisition, maintenance and training for on-line resources.
  • This position requires climbing, bending, and lifting boxes.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, MLS preferred. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a library setting, corporate experience highly preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to establish and/or maintain filing systems. 
  • Superior capacity for multi-tasking and ability to work independently and solve problems with a minimal amount of supervision. 
  • Work quickly and efficiently using resources in a cost-effective manner. 
  • Experience in negotiating and working with vendors. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Good keyboard skills, accurate data entry, good written and verbal communication skills. 

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly online through our careers portal:

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Taxonomist, OppenheimerFunds, Denver, CO

External Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with business users to develop the appropriate metadata and terms to allow them to classify their content.
  • Analysis of stakeholder needs and communicate/partner effectively with subject matter experts to validate controlled vocabulary expansion and mappings.
  • Pinpoints terminology, attributes and categorization structures critical to data definition and retrieval in search.
  • Construct and maintain the enterprise taxonomy for use in classification and to enhance search; Gathers insights from multiple data sources and makes informed decisions to improve performance of search.
  • Develops analysis and make recommendations leading to improvement opportunities such as performing keyword level analytics, profiling, etc.

Experienced Required:

  • Experience in constructing and assessing taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, classification standards and metadata schemas that target search needs of the enterprise.
  • Knowledge of best practices around maintenance of taxonomies, thesauri, and control vocabularies.
  • Experience in developing process documentation and in producing taxonomy methodology guild lines.
  • Skilled at taxonomy enhancement through analysis of subject matter expert feedback, user metrics, and search log trends.
  • Experience with normalization and repurposing of third-party metadata and optimization of keywords from a variety of sources.
  • Familiarity with ontologies and current developments in industry.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Library Information Science, Information Architecture, Linguistics or other closely related analytical field or equivalent experience required.
  • Graduate training preferred.
  • MLIS degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a data analytics field preferred.
  • Experience with Concept Searching and SharePoint technologies preferred.
  • Experience with data modeling, taxonomy and schema development preferred.
  • Understanding of Information Management systems preferred.
  • Experience with information architecture and developing a controlled vocabulary/thesaurus preferred.

OFI Core Competencies

Leadership and Communication

Has passion to win; champions change and innovation; motivates others to follow despite ambiguity; addresses conflict and makes tough decisions; builds coalitions; does not place self before others; accepts ownership and accountability; inspires trust; fosters open communication.

Planning and Execution

Conducts careful and systematic analysis; drives for results; follows through on commitments; aligns, plans, develops and deploys coherent goals; ensures customer loyalty through continuously improving performance, products and services.

Business Insight

Understands business context; possesses necessary financial acumen and broad understanding of financial services; maximizes technology.

Personal Credibility

Is interpersonally savvy; peaks and presents effectively; continuously learns and grows; develops self; grasps development opportunities; breaks out of silos; listens to others; is successful and resilient.

Corporate Values

The candidate must be comfortable with continuous change and demonstrate commitment by abiding to OFI's Corporate Values:

  1. Excellence
  2. Integrity
  3. Collaboration
  4. Passion

Apply online!

OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment functions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination of employment.

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Resource Center Assistant, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP) provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. Additional tasks may include database cleanup, collection development, and software application testing.

Hours: Part-time, 12-16 hours per week, days are flexible (we are open M-F, 8:30-6).

Compensation: $10-15/hour based on experience

Necessary skills:

  • Good computer and Internet searching skills
  • Knowledge of basic Excel functions and experience using Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for organization and recordkeeping
  • Willingness to perform repetitive or mundane tasks
  • Experience working in an office setting
  • Ability to move boxes, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.

Preferred skills:

Experience working in library circulation, collection development, or a similar position is desirable.

What we can offer you: 

  • Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.
  • A flexible schedule--you set it.  
  • Perfect for a student or recent graduate.

To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Jess Wallis, Position open until filled.

For more information, visit We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.

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Library Technician - Technical Services, Library for the U.S. Courts of the First Circuit, Boston, MA

The 1st Circuit U.S. Courts Library provides support to the federal judges and all court personnel in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. This position is located in the Boston Library.           

The Library Technician provides assistance in all areas of the technical services department. 

Duties include:

  • Prepares purchase orders for new titles and subscription renewals
  • Responsible for mail check-in and processing incoming subscription materials
  • Responsible for maintenance of library collection including shelving and filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts
  • Participates in maintaining the library's website
  • Assists in staffing the circulation/reference desk as needed. 


  • BS or BA plus one to three years general library experience; or any equivalent combination of education/training and experience.
  • Experience in library technical services and working with an integrated library system
  • Ability to understand and follow departmental procedures and to exercise judgment and initiative in completing various tasks.
  • Aptitude for organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team member and independently.
  • Excellent computer skills especially with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with HTML is desired.

Salary range:  $40,312 - $41,103 depending upon experience

Submit cover letter and resume by November 14, 2014 to: 

U.S. Courts Library for the First Circuit,
U.S. Courthouse, Suite 9400
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA  02210

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The U.S. Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hiring is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a fingerprint check.

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Law Librarian (part-time), AccuFile, Western MA

AccuFile seeks innovative Law Librarian to provide legal reference, business and general research services, management of the firm's collection, budgetary oversight, technology implementation and research portal development. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience conducting legal research and reference services, possess a strong understanding of technology and best practices for law libraries and legal information centers. Excellent career opportunity for a flexible and enthusiastic information professional with creative problem solving ability and an entrepreneurial orientation. Work location Western Massachusetts.


  • Provide timely and cost-effective reference and research services in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media;
  • Assist with training lawyers, staff and other stakeholders on the use of web-based legal research platforms, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials;
  • Provide serials management, check-in and routing publications, processing new materials, cataloging and interlibrary loan;
  • Coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with JD preferred;
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in a law firm, legal resource center or corporate information center with strong working knowledge of legal and non-legal research resources and research databases including Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint.
  • Proficiency using MS Office;
  • Possess organizational awareness, excellent communication skills and the proven ability to work independently or with a team.

To apply:

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

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

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

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

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

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

The Fellowship offers:

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

Who is eligible?

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

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435-4083 or

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

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

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

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

Primary Duties:

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

Required Skills and Experience:

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

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, with your last name, first initial, and job title in the subject line to

AIDS Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIDS Action is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation or identification, age, marital status, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

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

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

Description: Work with a team of professional and paraprofessional catalogers to perform original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats. DGI provides cataloging services to a wide variety of library clients, including academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as the publishing industry.

The cataloging landscape is rapidly changing, and DGI is committed to providing the high quality services that libraries and publishers need. We are passionate about our work! Do you thrive on the challenge of cataloging in a fast-paced, production environment? Are you eager to enhance your skills as you learn the latest techniques? Are you ready to join a group of congenial colleagues, working in a beautiful renovated factory building in historic downtown Windsor? If so, we want to speak with you!

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

Compensation: $42,900-$46,800 annually (based on flexible 37.5 hour work week). This position includes an excellent benefits package and 401(k) plan.

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

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Strategic Research Associate, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC

Job Title:  Associate

Unit:  AFTSU

Job Number:  AOF-58-31-1014-N (Replaces #AOF-58-22-0814-N)

Supervisor:  Manager, Research & Strategic Initiatives

Department:  Research & Strategic Initiatives

Annual Salary: $63,825.94

Special Note:  AFT seeks a collaborative, innovative and service oriented individual to administer an information system and assess and develop reference, research and online services available through the AFT Library.  In addition, the strategic research associate position located in the Research and Strategic Initiatives department will have responsibility for acquiring and maintaining information to support the work of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.

Position Summary:  The strategic research associate will work under the direct supervision of the department manager or designee to facilitate and oversee the various functions of the AFT Library. The Associate will lead a cross departmental advisory taskforce to ensure that the AFT Library is meeting the needs of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.  A major responsibility of the position will be to redesign the library into an information hub providing current and pertinent resources  to AFT leaders and staff that are easily accessible.  S/he will have responsibility to establish and expand contacts with relevant government and private organizations to obtain data and information, and develop contacts within organized labor to obtain and share information to advance the status of all workers and the unions that represent them.

  • Redesign the delivery of information services to AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.
  • Maintain currency with trends in library systems and play a major role in planning implementing and training for the introduction of new library technologies.
  • Serve as the lead on the cross departmental advisory taskforce on the AFT Library.
  • Manage and implement and provide technical support for library software and systems.
  • Develop training and resources to guide and support use of the Library for AFT departments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance, support and training on the Library and the use of purchased databases for staff as needed.
  • Acquire and maintain data that informs AFT on news and developments that impact our members and enables staff and affiliates to track changes affecting our union and its members.
  • Assist staff and affiliates with access to online databases, subscriptions, and services including journals, reports and relevant publications.
  • Review the relevant news of the day and produce strategic summaries.
  • Assist RSI staff with materials and information needed for meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of data analysis and presentations for AFT staff as needed.
  • Support the work of the RSI researcher's workgroup.
  • Serve as department representative at meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Minimal travel.

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and manage a team in a changing environment.
  • Knowledge of library software, systems and applications.
  • Ability to maintain currency with trends in library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to view issues from an organization-wide perspective.
  • Good communication skills including both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research on issues and to evaluate research for use by affiliates and staff in representing members.
  • Knowledge of Bureau of Labor online resources and familiarity with federal and state department of education websites.
  • Working knowledge of economic databases such as Moody's analytics,, EMSI, ERI, as well as Excel and other statistical analysis tools to conduct analyses and prepare reports.

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior work experience in a union environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AFT and/or its affiliates is considered a plus.

Application requirements:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the director of human resources or via email to Please reference posting # AOF-58-31-1014-N.

Internal Posting Period:  Internal posting period expires November 4, 2014.  External applicants may be considered as of, November 5, 2014.

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Director, Content Structure, Elsevier, Maryland Heights, MO

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

Purpose of the Job:

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

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Vision and Strategy

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

Problem Analysis and Solving

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


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


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

Key Competencies:

Champions Change

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

Drives for Results

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

Technical and Professional Expertise

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

Builds Relationships

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

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

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

Takes Initiative

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

Collaboration and Teamwork

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


Functional and Technical Competencies:

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

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

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

Apply at:

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Semantic Data Modeler, Penton, New York, NY

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

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


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

Qualifications and Experience:

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

Optional Experience:

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

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

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

To apply:

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Temporary Senior Taxonomy Specialist, Chicago, IL

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

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

FLSA status: Exempt

Responsible To: Executive Director

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

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

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


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


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

Contact Elizabeth Pugh, HR & Operations Specialist, at by Thursday, October 23, 2014.

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

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

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

Essential Elements of Position:

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

  • Help ATK staff find books

  • Answer reference questions

  • Maintain catalogs
  • Weed as necessary

  • Keep circulation statistics

  • Reshelf returned materials

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

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

Education and Experience:

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

Salary: $8/hr

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

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

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

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


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

Core Responsibilities

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

Skills & Experience

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


Apply online at


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

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Metadata Specialist, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

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


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

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

Website Work:

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

Digital Archive Work:

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

Essential Skills/Qualities:

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

Apply for this position online.

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Conservation Library Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

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

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

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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


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

Find out more and apply online.

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Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

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

October 7, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

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

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

Job Description

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

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


  • 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


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

Preferred additional skills

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

To apply

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

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Data Steward, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

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

Data Steward Job Description

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

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

Prior experience of knowledge of CRM/Salesforce is preferable.


Jaclyn (Keefe) Kopek
Account Manager
Randstad Corporate Services

On-site business partner of Takeda
40 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 444-4463

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, AccuFile, Boston, MA

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


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


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

To apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt,

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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Scientific Editor, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

Position Summary:

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

The position is a 6-12 month contract position.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

This candidate will be responsible for:

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


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


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

Years of Experience:

3-5 years


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

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

Start Date:           October/November 2014

Schedule:             20 hours per week

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

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

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


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

Education Required:

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

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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


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 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.



  • 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.


  • 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:

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National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships, Multiple Locations

The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for the academic year 2014-2015. These are for the academic year only; a separate notice will be sent out in January 2015 for summer 2015 positions.

The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies.

Please note that recent graduates (degree received August 2013 or later) are eligible for the program, as well as those currently enrolled in a relevant academic program.

Download descriptions of the academic year internship positions.

The information is also available on the websites of the National Park Service at and the National Council at A downloadable application is available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.

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Library Assistant, Access Services Representative, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Director of SMFA Library Services and Visual Resources, this part-time position involves overseeing the Circulation Desk at the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library, which serves the circulating library requirements of the Faculty, Students, and Staff in all areas and departments, including the MFA's curatorial departments. The Library Assistant will supervise and train student workers at the Circulation Desk; provide research assistance to library patrons, including teaching patrons basic and advanced search techniques and point of need research assistance; assist patrons in person, by phone and via email with accessing library services, including Interlibrary Loan; assist Library Associate with Interlibrary Loan; assist with stack maintenance and the circulation of library materials; assist with course reserves; uphold library policies; troubleshoot basic computer, printer and other technical issues; maintain and replenish Circulation Desk materials and supplies; maintain statistics and records of Circulation Desk activity and assist with opening and closing the library.

Requirements include: college degree, preferably in an arts related field of study; 1 year of library experience or current enrollment in library science program; must be detail-oriented and be capable of completing projects independently; customer service experience required; familiarity with both PC and Mac computer platforms a must. Current students enrolled in a Library and Information Sciences Graduate Program with a strong interest in public services in an academic art library encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The SMFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


16.00 hours per week

Shifts include: Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs, 4:00pm-8:00pm and Sat & Sun, 1:00pm-5:00pm

For more information:

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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.


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: with User Services Librarian in subject line. Applications close October 17.

No phone calls, please.

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Customer Service Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook, NH


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.


(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.


  • 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.


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.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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Part-Time Museum Library Supervisor (Evening & Weekend), Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA


20 hours per week
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-5 pm

Compensation & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Includes part-time staff benefits.


Reporting to the Museum Librarian, the Evening & Weekend Supervisor is responsible for general supervision of the Museum Library during assigned hours. This includes overseeing the Circulation/Reserve Desk, maintaining computers, copiers and printers, resolving patron problems, processing materials for shelving, repairing and binding library materials, assigning and maintaining graduate student carrels and maintaining the stacks, updating reserve lists and shelves at the beginning of each semester and processing electronic reserve requests submitted by faculty, assisting in the training and supervision of student workers. Some pre- and post-cataloging responsibilities and provides general reference assistance to patrons as needed.

This is a part-time, 20 hours/week position with an evening/weekend schedule. Position hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, Sunday 1:00-5:00pm. The incumbent is expected to work daytime hours when evening and weekend hours are not offered (e.g., winter intercession and summer break).


A High School Diploma or GED is required and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues and the public. Familiarity with library operations, automated library systems, and computer proficiency. Good communication and customer service skills, good judgment, and the ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing multi-task environment. Attention to detail and dependability. General familiarity with subject matter of anthropology and archaeology.

Apply through our website:

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Reference Editor, Choice Magazine, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

CHOICE Magazine (, an internationally recognized scholarly publishing enterprise of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking an experienced Reference Editor. CHOICE is the premier source for reviews of new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Reference Editor ensures high-quality review coverage of the most important print and digital publications for academic and scholarly library collections by managing the reference area and several other subject sections of CHOICE (currently philosophy and religion) and preparing/editing special features, newsletters, and bibliographic essays. The editor selects publications for reviews; oversees a pool of expert reviewers in relevant subject areas; and edits reviews for publication.

Requirements: Minimum of five years experience in academic publishing in an editorial capacity. Broad knowledge of reference and collection-development practices and trends in academic libraries; disciplinary expertise in philosophy and religion highly desirable. Library experience in reference, collection development, or public services also highly desirable. Masters in Library Science preferable but not required.

Salary: Negotiable from the high 50s; based on relevant experience.

Apply online at including cover letter and resume. (Additional documents can be uploaded on the same screen as the resume.)


Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources
Ref: refeditCHOICE
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-6763
Fax: (312) 280-5270

The American Library Association is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

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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


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

Utilize College resources to effectively administer projects and programs.

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

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Technology Consultant (2), Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, Frankfort, KY

Ky. Dept. for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Type Position: Full-Time

Salary: $38,770.08 - $51,361.20 annual, 37.5 hr/week

Benefit: State Benefits

Job Duties: This posting is for two positions. One serves as a technology consultant to state and local government agencies concerning electronically generated public records for management and appraisal, using specialized software tools. Conducts technological needs assessments and advises agencies on resolution, appraisal, scheduling and management of electronically generated public records. Serves on technology committees, attends legislative committee hearings, and tracks legislation concerning public records issues. Examines records retention schedules and contributes system descriptions that provide technical and contextual information, and consults with agencies to ensure systems are managed in compliance with records management laws.

The other position develops and coordinates all applications that comprise the Kentucky electronic records archives, and E-Archives data repository and provides training and coordination concerning the e-Archives. Manages nearly 100,000 web pages harvested from selected executive, judicial and legislative agencies. Facilitates work with State Library technical services staff to ensure that records in the E-archives are cataloged and linked in the KDLA catalog.

Both will require some travel and participation in the Electronic Records Working Group and other KDLA groups and teams. Both coordinate the design and promote use of electronic public information access techniques for records scheduling and archival retention of records.


Education: Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in library science, archival science or records management.

Experience: Must have two years of experience in any combination of the following: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, website development, website maintenance or records systems analysis.

Education Substitution:  None.

Experience Substitution: A bachelor's degree supplemented by two years of experience in any combination of the following areas within an archival or library setting will substitute for the master's degree: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, development or maintenance and/or record systems analysis.

Additional Comments:  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at

Application Deadline:  October 11, 2014

Contact Information:

Institution's Website:

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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

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is planning for another year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program (NDSR) to be held in the Washington, DC Metro area, starting in June, 2015. As you may know, this program is designed for recent master's and doctoral graduates interested in the field of digital stewardship.  This will be the fourth class of residents for this program overall - the first in 2013, was held in Washington, DC and the second and third, which started earlier this month, are being held concurrently in New York and Boston.

The 2015 DC Residents will each be paired with an affiliated host institution for a 12-month program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. The participating hosts and projects for the 2015 cohort will be announced in early December, and the application period will open shortly after.  News and updates will be posted to the NDSR webpage ( ), and The Signal blog (

In addition to providing great career benefits for the residents, the success of the NDSR program also provides benefits to the institutions involved as well as the library and archives field in general.

To learn more about the NDSR, please visit our website at:

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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 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:

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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New Mexico State Librarian, Santa Fe, NM

The State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic and advocacy-oriented individual to fill the position of State Librarian and Director of the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) Division. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. DCA and NMSL are located in beautiful, historic Santa Fe - New Mexico's heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum and historic sites' education programs and collections, and preservation, arts, and archaeological programs.

The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 47 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million.  The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico's culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today's societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. The State Librarian will be responsible for administering grants-in-aid, library extension, development services, and the state documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico.  

The successful candidate will have a strong and positive record in policy administration and strategic planning, budget planning and execution, leadership, and personnel management. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and work successfully with legislative, governmental, and other policy-making bodies.  Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences will be essential to the candidate's success as the State Librarian. Support of New Mexico public and tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public and/or tribal library experience is preferred. 


  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration. 
  • Record of successful experience in management, policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a similar entity to the State Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct a complex organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and enhancement for improvement.

Salary compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000 per year.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest including a statement responding to the requirements outlined in the position announcement (no more than three pages), a comprehensive resume, unofficial transcripts reflecting award of required graduate degree, and names and contact information for three to five professional references. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.

To apply: Send application packet to the attention of Lori Smith Thornton (on behalf of the NM State Librarian Search Committee) at:

New Mexico State Library
Department of Cultural Affairs
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Offer contingent upon verification of eligibility for employment in the United States. The State of New Mexico is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the employer's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and other applicable policies/procedures.

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Library Internship, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Currently hiring

Primarily in partnership with Simmons College, Boston, USA, Salzburg Global Seminar offers an internship program working in our historic Max Reinhardt Library and archives. Candidates should have completed postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area.

Those interested should send cover letter, with availabilty, and CV addressed to:

Michaela Goldman
Schloss Leopoldskron
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Global Seminar is a fully independent international organization established in 1947 to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. Based in the heart of Europe, its programs, research, expert networks and partner institutions span every region of the world. Every year, Salzburg Global convenes over 1,000 emerging leaders from more than 160 countries at its magnificent campus at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.

The purpose of the Library is to provide fellows and faculty members with access to current materials on the topic of their particular session. The Library also provides a limited number of general books and magazines of use to and of interest for fellows. The composition of the collection reflects the topics of Salzburg Global Seminar sessions. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request. The people who make up our faculty, fellows, and staff drive the creative thinking and problem-solving central to Salzburg Global Seminar's mission. This includes our interns. Salzburg Global Seminar offers three-month non-accredited internships to help program staff prepare for international meetings and, when possible, work on longer-term projects.

Responsibilities of Library Intern


  • Identifying books that should be taken out of circulation
  • Cataloging of all new acquisitions using the Dewey Decimal System
  • Cataloging Fellows' donations and papers in a session/vertical file
  • Type up gift plate and thank you notes


  • Subscription renewals as required
  • Set out periodicals and papers


  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic
  • Identify stakeholders who might take part in sessions
  • Identify potential faculty for sessions

Session responsibilities: 

  • Compilation of resource pages for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions 
  • Compilation of reserve shelf
  • Provide paper for printer and copier
  • Order and distribute papers for faculty Session Archives
  • Evaluating what is relevant in the Seminar session archives
  • Scanning all relevant information
  • Reviewing and organizing photographic archives


  • Round-trip travel to/from Salzburg
  • Meals and Accommodation on-site
  • Additional benefits such as Skype credit allowance and on premise fitness studio

For more information regarding this internship or to apply please contact:

Michaela Goldman
Intern Program Manager
Salzburg Global Seminar
Leopoldskronstrasse 56-58
5010 Salzburg, Austria

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Paid Internship in Children's Trade, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA

Job Description

This internship provides support for the Children's Marketing and Publicity departments.  Interns are integrated into the department, joining marketing meetings and participating at brainstorming sessions as well as weekly staff meetings. Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • observe functions of other departments as well as their own
  • sit in on staff meetings and work directly with members of the marketing and publicity team
  • make a valued contribution to a prominent house
  • help write and design promotional flyers, signage and sell sheets
  • assist with mailings to booksellers, schools and libraries
  • help write and design sales materials
  • maintain information and marketing databases.

Ideally, the intern would work approx. 35 hours per week. 

Job Requirements

Required experience: Cooperative, positive attitude.  Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.  Excellent verbal and written skills.  General office and Mac/PC computer experience.

A plus: Knowledge of Indesign preferred. Excellent design skills and interest in designing promotional materials

Applicants should apply through the HMH system though it isn't posted yet. (It will eventually be here: In the meantime, contact Lisa DiSarro, Director of School & Library Marketing.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
Office: 617.351.5956
Fax: 617.651.1111

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Social Media Technical Sales Specialist- US Remote, Dell, Plano, TX

Dell has established the Digital Business Services group that is responsible for providing services around the emerging and transformational technologies of Cloud, Mobility, Social Media and BI & Analytics. This Service group has a strong record of meeting high performance standards while delivering complex global enterprise solutions that deliver real value. Our team possess deep industry expertise, process proficiency, and technology skill, gained through numerous prior successful experience.

The Social Media Services Group (SMSG) is a strategic service line chartered with creating service offerings including consulting, listening, reporting and analytics around Social Media and targeted towards the Enterprise customer. SMSG owns revenue and profitability planning for Social Media Services across all clients and industries.

Dell participates in more than 25,000 conversations a day. Through the company's long-time social engagement with its customers, partners, and industry influencers, Dell honed its expertise in social media to become one of the leading social brands globally and built out a robust practice. At Dell, we believe Social Media can provide insight and impact to all aspects of a business, consequently, should be considered part of an overall business strategy. Do you want to work on a cutting edge portfolio in the world's largest startup? If so, read on.

We are currently looking for a Social Media Technical Sales Specialist to join our team. This is a remote position and candidate will preferably live in Round Rock, TX or Plano, TX, however may be based anywhere in US with access to a major airport. This role will require up to 50% domestically and some internationally.

The Social Media Technical Sales Specialist role requires development and execution of business plans and marketing programs to drive sales in designated market segments/regions. This role is responsible for developing, establishing, and maintaining new sales opportunities and programs with existing and new Dell Customers.

Role Responsibilities

  • Handle the Enterprise Presales function by analyzing business opportunities, assesses potential markets, and develops projects for use in new marketing initiatives
  • Lead, own and manage the sales process for the Social Media Practice pursuits in order to achieve the assigned sales quota - both revenue and Order Booking
  • Meeting and building relationships with CXOs across industries to discuss and position the SMSG capabilities & offers from Dell
  • Drive business growth for the Social Media Practice with new and existing Dell accounts
  • Positioning Dell Services Social Media solutions, including Consulting, Training, Listening & Analytics to customers and serve as a technical authority within the organization and with customers
  • Evangelizing SMSG offerings internally among Applications and & BPO sales team, Industry sales teams and other unit sales teams whenever appropriate
  • Actively engage with Dell Sales teams to capture market requirements and trends and provide inputs to the Practice teams to accordingly modify SMSG offerings
  • Ensure availability of suitable collaterals and trials for the offerings
  • Coordinate internally with other Dell Service lines and delivery teams to have a compelling portfolio
  • Create partner ecosystems required for the Portfolio


  • 10+ years' of relevant industry experience in business development/consulting, sales/pre-sales with the most recent experience in a Social Media or Digital Marketing enterprise environment
  • A successful career developing business for Application Services solutions at the Tier1/Big 4 level, across multiple technology landscape
  • Experience/familiarity with the offshore consulting/support model
  • Strong business development, presentation and communication skills, as well as commercial and customer engagement and relationship skills
  • Prior business experience with Social Media/Digital Marketing engagement models with customers
  • Experience with RFP/Tenders containing Social Media/Digital Marketing requirement and specifications
  • Deep understanding of engagement models and a proven ability to map business requirement to application/solutions
  • Sales history showing ability to sell solutions in complex environments


  • Prior experience in growing a Social Media Services business
  • Decent understanding of Enterprise Application consulting
  • Experience with independent software vendors and domain expertise in key vertical applications for Healthcare & Life Sciences, Finance - Retail, Commercial banking, payments, investment banking, and insurance domains
  • Exposure to Global Delivery Model and prior US/work experience in the Social Media/Digital Marketing space
  • Four-year or graduate degree and/or commensurate certifications

Company Description

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell's team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?

  • Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.
  • When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
  • We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.
  • Our team members' health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Life At Dell

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Information Analyst, Randstad, Billerica, MA

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


  • 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.


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


  • 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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Taxonomist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

Job Description

The Taxonomist supports the refinement and application of taxonomies and thesauri used for content description, search, and reuse. The person in this position will work with the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) and key business partners to maintain data integrity, authority control, and assist with the creation of standards and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This is a full-time, temporary position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.


This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to improve existing strategies for information retrieval. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.


  • A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience and demonstrated success developing and applying taxonomies and thesauri following standards and best practices
  • Cataloging and indexing experience
  • Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines is preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in education or educational publishing is a plus

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Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

Scholastic Inc. is currently seeking a Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist to join the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) to support channel-specific and enterprise-level initiatives. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.

Job Description

The person filling this position joins the TMSG with responsibility for designing and implementing taxonomies and metadata structures for a variety of applications with a high degree of usability for both internal and external Scholastic clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, refine, and implement multi-faceted taxonomies and thesauri to enable consistent description, discovery, and reuse of company assets.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement an Instructional taxonomy that aligns with Common Core State Standards and Scholastic skills vocabularies.
  • Conduct iterative evaluations of taxonomy design based on feedback from internal users and external customers.
  • Assist with the definition and modeling of structural and descriptive metadata frameworks for content management (CMS), digital asset management (DAM), and centralized book marketing systems.
  • Support on-going enhancements to CMS, DAM, and centralized book marketing systems to include automated metadata feed rules, data transformation and normalization, classification and enrichment, and search and discovery.
  • Create tagging workflows and documentation.
  • Coordinate, assemble, and maintain business metadata across a variety of product and asset types, to include books, articles, videos, instructional collateral.
  • Lead and support tagging projects staffed with both internal and remote tagging teams.
  • Advise on search and navigation projects.
  • Educate stakeholders and advocate for taxonomy and metadata best practices.
  • Participate in and oversee data governance at both a business and enterprise level.
  • Work collaboratively, plan, and lead meetings and working sessions across all parts of the organization including, but not limited to: TMSG team, DAMs and CMS teams, Technology support (development and QA), eScholastic (customer-facing website), Education Group (Instructional taxonomy development), and other lines of business such as Trade, Reading Clubs, and Classroom Magazines.


  • Strong understanding and experience with taxonomy and thesaurus standards and best practices; information organization and architecture; content classification and enrichment; metadata modeling, mapping, and transformation; and, digital asset management and/or content management.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to develop new strategies and improve existing strategies for information organization, management, and retrieval.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity to assist businesses in understanding and defining their requirements.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously across a complex organization and product/content base.=


  • Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience and demonstrated success with taxonomy, thesaurus, and metadata framework development, using standards and best practices
  • Experience working with digital asset management or content management systems
  • Subject indexing (tagging) and cataloging experience
  • Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated, and calm under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly understand complex ideas and communicate them in simple language
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in publishing is a plus
  • Understanding of K-12 instructional materials is a plus

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Information Architect / Taxonomy Data Scientist, Multiple Locations

Fortune 500 Company, Multiple Locations Available: NYC, Philadelphia, Charlotte, DC, Tampa, Chicago, Detroit, LA, San Fran, Dallas


We currently are seeking a highly motivated Information Data Scientist with deep expertise in defining and creating enterprise data ontologies, taxonomies and state transition models. The candidate must have the ability to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts.

Our Data Science team provides business driven data advisory services in all aspects of design and delivery of information solutions - including Information Science, Data Governance & Quality, Data Analytics & Reporting, and Data Integration & Architecture.


  • a degree in as archival science, cognitive science, computer science, library science, information management, mathematics, philosophy, public policy, and the social sciences or a related field; MBA or MS degree preferred
  • preferred previous experience serving clients in the banking/capital markets industry groups which may include retail, commercial, or investment banks, broker/dealers, or similar institutions
  • demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a team of technology advisors through all phases of the technology life cycle, including requirements definition, design, development, conversion and testing
  • Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand problem from the perspective of the stakeholders involved and the ability to apply information and other technologies as needed. Specifically,
    • Ultimate responsibility for functional and information design of Business Intelligence solutions, including content management, data architecture, taxonomies and ontologies
    • Quickly assess the content and business intelligence landscape for the company's growing organization; define the approach, roadmap and manage the execution to ensure common BI analytics, content management and reporting.
    • Drive development and maintenance of content management and business intelligence best practices
    • End to end solution design for Information Lifecycle Management
  • Candidate will have led or played a significant role in the following areas:
    • The creation of categorizing and classifying financial information with well-defined structures, definitions, and context to facilitate consistent alignment of business process with business requirements
    • Development of business glossaries with terminology definitions, standards associated business rules and data boundaries
    • Formation of information sourcing strategies
    • Creation of state transition models for business events and business processes
    • Creating models using UML
    • Strategies and techniques for managing the information lifecycle (from sourcing through to disposal) including records retention and library sciences
    • Creation of a symbology and business lexicon.
    • Ability to establish a consistent vocabulary, definitions and standards financial and risk data which can be used across an enterprise
    • Experience in the creation and use of Taxonomies, Ontologies and Classification systems, including Reference and Master data.
    • Experience with the implementation of policies, procedures and quality measures for party data to drive alignment with updated standards, rules and boundaries.
    • Experience with implementing strong enterprise information standards

Specifically, the candidate should have experiences in at least one of the following software applications:

  • Smartlogic
  • Wordmap
  • Be Informed
  • Synaptica

The successful candidate should possess strong knowledge of and experience in executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies. It is essential that the successful candidate possess a deep knowledge of technical architecture design and have a good understanding of technology tools and components to reasonably argue for and against all components (middleware, database, reporting tools, etc.) in risk systems architecture.

This position offers full benefits including: full med, dent, match 401K, generous vacation, tuit reimb, flex spending etc

If interested, please contact

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Collection Development Intern, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA

Company: EBSCO Information Services

Location: Ipswich, MA (easily accessible by car or commuter rail)

Job Title: Intern - Collection Development

Description: Support the Collection Development team by enhancing metadata for the Core Collections Product Line.  Assist in designation and book record updates for Core Collections. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for Core Collections --as needed
  • Contribute to indexing of Core Collections using Sears and Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Update metadata associated with Core Collections and Book Review Digest book records
  • Additional projects as required


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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Christi Farrar via EBSCO's online application process, which can be found here:  Follow the link and look for job #6123.

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Goodman Taft Library Intern, Cambridge, MA

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


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


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

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

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

General Statement of Job Functions

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

Qualifications and Skills

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

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

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Rights Manager, NOVA/WGBH, Boston, MA


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.


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. 


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.


Linzy Emery

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Intern, Massachusetts Civil Service Commission, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Christopher Bowman
Massachusetts Civil Service Commission
One Ashburton Place, Room 503
Boston, MA 02133

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Project Director, Counter Online Metrics, United Kingdom

Released on 1st September 2014

Application deadline: 3rd October 2014

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

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will have:

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

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

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

David Sommer at

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

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Weekend Security Attendant, The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

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


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


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


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


 $13.00 per hour; no benefits.

For further information see  E-mail résumé and cover letter to

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

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

Program Description:

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

Position Summary:

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


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


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

Length of internship: Fall semester (September - December)

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

Compensation: Unpaid and/or for course credit

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

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

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

Check out our website at for more internship opportunities!

The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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

The team member in this position:

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

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


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


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

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

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

Title: Archives Processing Intern, Fall 2014

Number of openings: 2

Reports To: Library & Archives Director

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

Schedule: Hours must be scheduled between Monday - Friday

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

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


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

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


Experience to be gained includes but is not limited to:

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


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


  • Bronx Zoo

Application Instructions

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

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

About the Organization

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


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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.


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


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.


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


Director, Intel Computer Clubhouse Network


  • 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.


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


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

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Knowledge Management Intern, OneVision Resources

Knowledge Management Intern

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

Your Responsibilities:

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

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

Your Skills:

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

Requirements (Successful Candidates Will):

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

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


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


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

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

  • Experience working in a small, privately owned business environment

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

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

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

Reporting Relationship

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

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ryan Hanson, Knowledge Management Specialist at OneVision Resources via email to:

About OneVision Resources

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

Check us out at

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Registrar Associate Director, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Reporting to Masters Degree Dean

Main Objective:

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


  • Required: Degree in Archival Sciencies, Business Administration or related field.
  • Preferred: Masters degree
  • Five years of experience in college administration, including three years in a records' office, demonstrating ability to formulate and implement relevant policy and supervision of staff required.,com_hostingrajacareer/Itemid,1490/cid,18/task,edit/view,career/

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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 

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

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 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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File Clerk, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

Submit resume in confidence to: 
Nancy Warren Dunn, Director of Human Resources

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

Summary of Responsibilities

Supervises circulation services. 

Job Qualifications

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


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

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

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

Salary:  $13/hour

Start date: Early September.

Deadline for application: September 5th.

Please send your application to Marie Lalevée, Head Librarian:



French Cultural Center

53 Marlborough Street

Boston, MA 02116

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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
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
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



  • 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

  • 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).



  • 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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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts

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


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



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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


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