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Part-time Law Librarians, AccuFile, MA and RI

AccuFile seeks Part-time Law Librarians for ongoing temporary assignments with client firms in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The ideal candidate will have two to four years of experience conducting legal research, strong technical services skills, an exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

To apply:

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

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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Librarian, WI Department of Corrections, Madison, WI

Wage/​Salary:

$40,358/year - $59,405/year

Job Description:

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsin's state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

Job Duties

  • administration and operation of institution library, media center and law library 
  • provision of library services to inmates and staff
  • development and maintenance of book and other material collection 
  • management and observation of inmate movement and activity in library

Special Notes: The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current classification and cataloging practices, principles, and systems
  • Knowledge of current library application of computer technology
  • Knowledge of current reference sources and procedures
  • Knowledge of current audiovisual equipment and materials
  • Knowledge of law libraries and legal reference materials
  • Knowledge of library administration and budgeting methods
  • Knowledge of bibliographic instruction methods
  • Knowledge of Wisconsin inter-library loan guidelines

Application Instructions:

Apply on-line in WISCJOBS, http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp in one of two ways, either: 1) click on "Log In" to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 13-01979 and then click on "Apply Now" or 2) if new to WISCJOBS, first create a new account to complete an initial application and then continue with the on-line process. Please follow the Exam Instructions closely to create your exam and successfully save and finalize in order to be considered.

Deadline to Apply: Application and examination materials must be completed and finalized on-line by the end of the day (11:59 P.M.) on Sunday, December 28, 2014. Completed (finalized) application/examination materials will be reviewed and scored after the deadline date. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Online Application Address:

http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp

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Knowledge Manager, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

Job Summary:

  • Responsibility for leading, directing and reviewing technical activities associated with delivering and managing knowledge systems and tools, including knowledge repositories, company intranet and library resources. Key liaison between the core KM team, and Abt's business units, user communities and functional IT group. Helps drive the effective use of Abt knowledge sharing tools across staff worldwide.
  • Critical to the success of the Knowledge Manager position is the ability to collaborate and coordinate with individuals and organizations throughout the company, including senior management, the Divisions, Corporate Communications, and IT Support.
  • Ability to gather information and functional requirements from many people and disparate sources, compile and synthesize the materials, effectively communicate technical considerations to business staff and advise them on best approaches. Ability to translate business requirements to technical staff, and conduct routine reviews to ensure alignment with business needs.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Works with business users to enhance use of tools, including configuration of SharePoint features
  • Delivers KM-related technology training and awareness activities online, in print, and face-to-face where needed
  • Gathers, analyzes and reports on metrics, search logs and service tickets
  • Interfaces with stakeholders to identify, analyze and research business needs and user requirements
  • Creates documentation including business requirements, user stories, acceptance criteria, feature descriptions, user guides, process flows, wireframes and presentations
  • Participates in development of knowledge tools and approaches; contributes to scoping & planning, designing, testing and delivery
  • Models best practices and knowledge sharing behaviors in the use of KM technologies

Skills Prerequisites:

Familiarity and experience with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 / 2013 and search technologies. Strong knowledge of principles, practices and processes in knowledge management. Fluency in both legacy and Web-based social networking applications. Able to elicit requirements from both business and IT objectives and needs. Fluency in critical thinking, structured analysis, and problem solving. Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills; skillful facilitator. Good collaboration, relationship-building and customer support skills. Good business process re-engineering and project management skills

Minimum Qualifications:

(8 - 10) years of experience in knowledge and/or information management, gained in such areas as library science, business development, or marketing, and preferably in a government consulting firm OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15941&company=AbtPROD&username=

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Information Architecture/Taxonomist, Federal Agency, New Carrollton, MD & Washington, DC

Overview:

Develop and implement new taxonomy for federal agency website. The ideal candidate will have worked with a large organization, developing a taxonomy-based information architecture that enables users to easily navigate to their content both within the site and the content management system that supports it.

Tasks:

  • Interview participants/stakeholders to identify goals/needs. 
  • Generate complete content inventory and determine how to process inventory results.
  • Analyze data collected and content inventory, determine the best implementation strategy and provide a report specifying recommendations, scope and schedule.
  • Prepare and present content analysis and metadata specification. 
  • Develop top-level and drill-down taxonomy.
  • Implement taxonomy in categorization application.
  • Test and tune using statistical methodologies.
  • Provide taxonomy use and maintenance guidelines
  • Train users and maintainers.
  • Provide tested and approved taxonomy with finalized documentation, outlining all aspects.
  • Provide expertise, analysis and support to optimize the experience for users navigating and searching for information on website for a period of 6 months, post-deployment.

Deliverables include:

  • Briefing presentation on metadata, taxonomies, methodologies and tools 
  • Content inventory spreadsheets 
  • Presentation on content analysis 
  • Comprehensive taxonomy with approx. 1500 terms and as many as 6000 nodes 
  • Validation of taxonomy
  • Business process and documentation for maintaining taxonomy 
  • Training materials 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 5-15 years experience in taxonomy 

Please send all resumes to:

Katie Brunner

kbrunner@usa-ctc.com 

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Intellectual Property Specialist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Human Resources Compensation maintains standard job descriptions. Job descriptions cannot be changed without the approval of Human Resources Compensation.

Standard Job Description Title: Intellectual Property Specialist

Standard Job Description Code: TBD

Comp Family: Administration

Comp Sub-Family: Administrative Support

Grade: B08

FLSA: Exempt

Job Code:

General Summary

Trains and consults with other staff as they address copyright issues in materials. Coordinates the clearance of copyright for materials. Negotiates with copyright owners to secure blanket agreements for use of the owners' content and manages the program's peer review process.

Values Statement

Embodies the Hospital's core values in all interactions with patients, families, and colleagues.

Duties Notice

The statements below describe the essential duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Trains staff on department/program third party materials copyright clearance process.

a.    Maintains clear Intellectual Property clearance process documentation
b.    Develops and updates Intellectual Property (IP) clearance training materials
c.     Provides Intellectual Property clearance training for new and existing staff to ensure consistent and efficient outcomes in addressing third party content.

2.    Consults with staff on Intellectual Property clearance issues:

d.    Acts as an expert resource for program staff in addressing complex Intellectual Property issues.
e.    Documents and shares evolving Intellectual Property guidelines based on consultation decisions

3.    Performs primary Intellectual Property clearance work for conference videos and other materials

4.    Negotiates with copyright owners to secure blanket agreements permitting the program to use owners' content in materials

5.    Manages the peer review process for materials

f.     Identifies and recruits potential peer reviewers
g.    Manages the peer review community to provide training and support and to maintain community engagement
h.    Manages the day-to-day assignment, follow-up and communication to facilitate peer review of materials

Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required

1.    Work requires familiarity with principles of derivative rights management typically acquired through a Bachelor's degree which includes study in Library science, medical research or intellectual property law. Familiarity with open content licensing is preferred.

2.    Work requires familiarity with accessing medical library resources.

3.    Work requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.

4.    Work requires the ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.

Certification, Registration, or Licensure Required

None.

Physical Requirements of the Job

1.    Work requires regularly grasping and fine manipulation with hands.

2.    Work requires regularly proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.

3.    Work requires regularly inputting/retrieving words or data into or from an automated/computer system.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category

No Potential Exposure. Job may require performance of tasks that involve no potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Tasks that do involve exposure are not an expectation of employment.

This document was reviewed and approved by HR Compensation as of this date: [Revision Date].

Apply at http://www.childrenshospital.org/career-opportunities/search-career-opportunities

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Metadata Specialist, LAC Group, New York, NY

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Specialist to work for LAC Group's client a media company; located in New York City (Manhattan). This position includes data entry of specific and relevant metadata specific to the corresponding digital assets within our client's specific style guidelines.

A successful candidate will have had previous meta-tagging experience especially with media assets and understand the role of standards, accuracy, structure, context and geography.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete and accurate data entry of relevant metatags within a pre-defined format and style;
  • Perform captioning of videos
  • Timely completion of assigned work;
  • Ability to proof and quality control their own work and remain consistent with the rest of the project team;

Qualifications:

  • 1 - 4 years previous metadata / meta tagging experience especially within a media / publishing environment;
  • Knowledge of digital and video image files and formats is preferred
  • Experience working within specific metadata style guidelines;
  • Excellent reading, analytically and communication skills;
  • Ability to read and summarize content succinctly;
  • Creative problem solving abilities;
  • Good organizational, time management and customer service skills essential;

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

Apply here.

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Collections Information and Database Specialist, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Auto req ID: 34431BR

Time Status: Full-time

Department: Digital Infrastructure and Emerging Technology

Salary Grade: 057

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities:

The purpose of the job is to ensure the continuing development of the Harvard Art Museums collections information systems to support museum processes, to advise and support collection related projects, and to provide expertise on how the collection information systems can be used to support the museums mission to preserve, document, present, interpret, and strengthen the collections and resources in their care.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the collections information systems (The Museum System (TMS), etc) of the Harvard Art Museums
  • Train staff in collection information systems use and provide ongoing museum-wide support
  • Manage TMS user accounts, security, and access privileges
  • Create and manage TMS Crystal Reports, User Defined Forms, List Views, and Data Views to meet users' data access and reporting needs
  • Run updates and data mining queries in SQL
  • Lead user meetings to train, discuss goals, and address challenges of collections data organization and management
  • Lead the development and implementation of cataloguing standards and maintain data integrity in conformity with established museum practice
  • Maintain documentation on cataloguing and procedures/workflow
  • Identify and implement relevant features and workflow of the collections information
  • Working with museums staff and Harvard University IT, carry out the testing of, and upgrade to, new versions of the collections information systems (TMS, etc)
  • Advise software development groups on collections data content structure for custom applications, including Collections Online and the Object Move Application (OMA)
  • Manage vendor relationship with Gallery Systems, prioritizing and communicating issues and needs related to TMS
  • Think creatively about the future use of the museums' data and push the limits of the museums' cataloguing systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required, with demonstrated ability in SQL, Crystal, and TMS. Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a museum or related environment.

Additional Qualifications

Excellent project management, organizational and communication skills and thorough knowledge of cultural data standards strongly preferred; thorough knowledge of standard museum collection management practices and procedures, essential. Ability to build strong relationships with internal clients, effectively resolve problems and communicate creative resolutions to multiple constituents within the museums. Flexibility and ability to adjust priorities as required.

Pre-Employment Screening: Criminal, Identity

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

Apply here.

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Knowledge Specialist for Research & Instruction, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

General Summary/Overview Statement

Reporting to the Director of the Treadwell Library and applying strong interpersonal and technological skills, the Knowledge Specialist for Research and Instruction will deliver innovative, responsive and user-focused knowledge services to the MGH community. This includes performing expert level database searching, delivering instruction in both in-person and online environments and cultivating partnerships with individuals and groups within the wider MGH community. The incumbent will perform the tasks and duties of this position in a virtual library setting and must be a dynamic and outgoing team player demonstrating creativity, flexibility and an openness to change and ambiguity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Research and Reference Consultation: Provide high quality research and reference support to meet the clinical, educational and research needs of the MGH community

  • Provide extensive and exhaustive search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects
  • Provide in-depth and on-demand consultation services for individuals and groups on database searching and use of medical literature to support evidence-based practices throughout the hospital
  • Perform general research and reference consultation services
  • Collaborate with colleagues, to review and evaluate electronic knowledge resources and technologies

Instructional Services: In collaboration with the director, plan and implement strategies for integrating the educational expertise and services into clinical care, teaching and research at MGH

  • Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services for both online and in-person learning environments
  • Create online learning modules to support instructional services using tools such as Adobe, Camtasia, Guide on the Side, etc.
  • Guide MGH staff and students in the effective use of knowledge services and resources to support evidence-based practice, teaching and research

Outreach Services: Serves as the primary liaison for outreach and instructional activities

  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and establish partnerships (including embedded services) with individuals and groups across MGH
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote knowledge services and resources to increase their use and effectiveness throughout the hospital
  • Consult and instruct on matters relating to scholarly publication: the NIH Open Access Policy, open access publishing and copyright management

Perform other duties as requested

Skills & Competencies Required

  • Strong customer-service orientation and skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and effectively adapts to change
  • Ability to work with diverse group of people
  • Ability to network and form partnerships
  • Expert searching skills and knowledge using the literature for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Teaching/presentation skills and knowledge of instructional technologies
  • Ability to identify opportunities for new services and projects and to plan, develop and manage them

Education

American Library Association accredited Master in Library Science degree or equivalent Informatics degree. A second Master in an academic content area is desirable.

Experience: 1-3 years

Qualified applicants should apply online via www.mghcareers.org. To locate this opening and submit your resume, please conduct an advanced search using job ID # 2263080.

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Librarian (C), Mass Gov. Human Resources Division, Bridgewater, MA

Duties:

Plans, directs and supervises institutional general and law library services, programs and related program activities for an incarcerated adult male population. Selects and purchases books, periodicals and other library materials through use of standard professional selection sources; coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, processing and circulation of materials to ensure the informational, educational and recreational needs of the users are met; responsible for coordinating and enforcing DOC photocopying regulations for the inmate population, aids library users, both staff and inmate, in the proper and productive use of library materials by retrieving or searching for materials, responding to inquiries, providing bibliographic instruction, explaining library rules and procedures, formulates library policy through coordination with departmental and institutional policies and ACA standards; co-ordinates schedules to ensure an adequate level of service and compliance with statutory requirements; supervises inmate library workers by assigning duties, scheduling, training and evaluating workers; directs reference and information services, including legal reference, readers advisory and special programming, makes budgetary recommendations; writes reports; participates in inter-library loan program, meets with DOC Manager of Library Services and other DOC Librarians on a regular basis; maintains professional proficiency through library meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Qualifications:

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Required Work Experience: At least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a Professional Librarian.

Substitutions: None.

Licenses:

  • Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Follett Library software. Experience in a correctional setting or with a confined population; familiarity with legal reference and law library materials; experience in a one-person library. Ability to train and support inmates in use of electronic law library system.

Comments:

This is a Civil Service position.

Please note that salaries for union positions are determined according to the provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreement.

*The DOC urges bi-lingual applicants to apply.

Applicants must have no felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The Massachusetts Department of Correction shall not hire anyone who may have direct contact with offenders, who has engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents.

Agency Web Address: http://www.mass.gov/doc/

The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file.

Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/disabled-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below): http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/hrd/odeo/veterans/gender-race-veteran-applicant-self-id-form.doc

Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Ms. Monserrate Quinones

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Wage/​Salary: $49,288.20 to $66,963.78 Annually

Application Instructions:

Mail cover letter and resume along with posting ID number to: Division of Human Resources P.O. Box 946 Norfolk, MA 02056, Fax: (508) 850-5217

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Member Services Librarian, Fenway Libraries Online, Boston, MA

Fenway Libraries Online (FLO, www.flo.org), 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Compensation:

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
walter@flo.org

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

Duties/Description:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 sdaley@bostonbiomed.com

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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). 

Responsibilities:

  • 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 hr@cbtarchitects.com, 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, holly@shv.com

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.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 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, holly@shv.com.
  • 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 (http://www.brattle.com) 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.

Qualities:

  • 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.

Application

  • Send letter of interest, CV, and salary requirements to Olga Umansky, Librarian in c/o library@bpsi.org

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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMBRIDGEASSOCIATES&cws=1&rid=2536

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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

Location:

Lexington, MA area

Duration:

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

Pay:

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

Benefits:

Health and Medical Benefit options

Vacation and Holiday Time package

Please send a Word resume to Claudio Baccari, Senior Professional Recruiter, at cbaccari@apexsystemsinc.com.

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.

Requirements

  • 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: https://jobs-fmglobal.icims.com/jobs/5185/technical-services-librarian/job

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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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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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 www.accufile.com.

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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 www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

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

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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 resumes@aac.org.

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 dgijobs@dgiinc.com.

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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, Economy.com, 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 adminjobs@aft.org. 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.

Leadership

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

Execution

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

Key Competencies:

Champions Change

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

Drives for Results

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

Technical and Professional Expertise

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

Builds Relationships

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

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

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

Takes Initiative

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

Collaboration and Teamwork

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

Qualifications

Functional and Technical Competencies:

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

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

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

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

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Semantic Data Modeler, Penton, New York, NY

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications and Experience:

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

Optional Experience:

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

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

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

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

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Temporary Senior Taxonomy Specialist, Chicago, IL

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

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

FLSA status: Exempt

Responsible To: Executive Director

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

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

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

Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Elements of Position:

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

  • Help ATK staff find books

  • Answer reference questions

  • Maintain catalogs
  • Weed as necessary

  • Keep circulation statistics

  • Reshelf returned materials

Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule

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

Education and Experience:

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

Salary: $8/hr

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

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

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

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

Innosight

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

Core Responsibilities

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

Skills & Experience

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

Application

Apply online at www.innosight.com/careers.

Location

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

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Metadata Specialist, Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

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

Description:

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

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

Website Work:

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

Digital Archive Work:

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

Essential Skills/Qualities:

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

Apply for this position online.

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Conservation Library Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

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

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

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Skills/Qualifications: 

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

Find out more and apply online.

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Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Peabody, MA

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

October 7, 2014

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Peabody, Mass.

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

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

Job Description

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Preferred additional skills

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

To apply

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

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Data Steward, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

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

Data Steward Job Description

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

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

Prior experience of knowledge of CRM/Salesforce is preferable.

Contact:

Jaclyn (Keefe) Kopek
Account Manager
Randstad Corporate Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SKILLS:

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, AccuFile, Boston, MA

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

To apply:

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

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

www.accufile.com

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Scientific Editor, Randstad, Cambridge, MA

Position Summary:

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

The position is a 6-12 month contract position.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

This candidate will be responsible for:

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

Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

Years of Experience:

3-5 years

Contact:

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

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

Start Date:           October/November 2014

Schedule:             20 hours per week

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Education Required:

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

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Information Resource Specialist, Bentley Staffing, New Haven, CT

Compensation: Based on Experience

Job Description:

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

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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Law Firm Librarian, Bulkley Richardson, Springfield, MA

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

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

General Duties:

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Desired:

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

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

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National Park Service Historic Preservation Internships, Multiple Locations

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

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

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

Download descriptions of the academic year internship positions.

The information is also available on the websites of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council at www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php. A downloadable application is available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is October 24, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

SCHEDULE

16.00 hours per week

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

For more information: http://www.mfa.org/employment/library-assistant-access-services-representative

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

Physical Demands

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

Work Environment

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

Rate of Pay

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

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

To Apply

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

No phone calls, please.

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Customer Service Bibliographer, YBP Library Services, Contoocook, NH

POSITION SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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

Schedule:

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

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

Duties:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Apply through our website: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/6575

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

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

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

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

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

Apply online at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/contactus/workatala including cover letter and resume. (Additional documents can be uploaded on the same screen as the resume.)

OR

Send a cover letter and resume to:

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

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

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

Job Summary

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

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

Essential Functions

Provide Clerical Support for the Undergraduate Alumnae Association Executive Board:

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

Engage Future Philanthropists:

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

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

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

Manage Alumnae/Student Mentoring Opportunities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Utilize College resources to effectively administer projects and programs.

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

Download the complete job description.

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

Institution/Location:
Ky. Dept. for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Type Position: Full-Time

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

Benefit: State Benefits

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

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

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

Qualifications/Experience:

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

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

Education Substitution:  None.

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

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

Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at Careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline:  October 11, 2014

Contact Information: Glen.McAninch@ky.gov

Institution's Website:  KDLA.ky.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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