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Adult Services Librarian, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

Tiverton Public Library is hiring a full-time Adult Services Librarian. The Adult Services Librarian plays a critical role in the development and implementation of effective, innovative programming for, and outreach to the Tiverton community.

This position will provide community outreach, plan programs, coordinate the schedule of programs developed by other staff members, coordinate and supervise the volunteer program, and provide other services to library customers.

A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university is required with a minimum of two years library experience.

This position is 35 hours/week. Applicant must be available to work some nights and every other weekend. Salary begins at $21.00/hour with potential increase to $21.50/hour after an exemplary 6-month review and $22.00/hour after a one year review.

Applicants must email a cover letter and resume to Tiverton Public Library Director Catherine Damiani via director@tivertonlibrary.org by Friday, January 4, 2018. No phone calls please. Visit https://tivertonlibrary.org/about-your-library/employment/ for more information and full position description.

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Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School

47352BR

Job Code

403071 Library Assistant IV

Duties & Responsibilities

The Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant provides support for the ongoing development of the Harvard Law School Library's faculty bibliography and its current migration into Symplectic Elements. Workflow tasks include researching faculty publications, analyzing sources and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy, formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook, and adding other appropriate metadata fields to faculty publications within Elements. The position also includes assisting the Scholarly Communications Librarian with publicity and outreach for the Law Library's faculty book talk series and research support for a WordPress blog. This is a pre-professional position for a student who is interested in working in an academic law library.

  • Research scholarly legal publications within various academic databases.
  • Analyzing the content of legal publications and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy.
  • Formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook citation style.
  • Entering data into a research information management system.
  • Attending faculty book talks and supporting professional staff with a variety of tasks.
  • Distribution of publicity and event management.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent credentials.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferred. Library experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards.
  • Strong background or experience in law and legal research.
  • Experience with Legal Bluebook citation formatting.
  • Proficiency with computer systems.
  • Must be able to quickly learn new technology/applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in library office setting.

 

Additional Information

All offers to be made by Human Resources.

Job Function

Library

Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Department

Harvard Law School Library

Time Status 

Part-time

Union

 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

051

Appointment End Date

 30-Jun-2019

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Schedule

 17.5h; flexible within Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Virtual Digital Content Library Interns, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

Company Summary

America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Boston, Massachusetts, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, in our growing line of cookbooks and special interest magazines, and on our websites, as well as featured in our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking - teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side competitions, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment tests. 

Position Summary

America's Test Kitchen has recently launched a digital content metadata initiative and is currently seeking three part-time Virtual Digital Content Library Interns to help support it. Under the guidance of the Virtual Digital Content Manager, the interns will apply copy cataloging procedures to enrich digital content metadata as well as to gain an understanding of relevant metadata schemas and content standards used to facilitate the search and retrieval of our digital materials. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in digital services, special librarianship, and the culinary arts. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the digital content team with classification
  • Catalog digital content found in the digital asset and content management systems
  • Quality-assure record metadata
  • Inventory legacy content found on external media 
  • Identify non-functional requirements for future content management systems development
  • Participate in the testing of new versions of our digital content management system software

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: enrolled in a Master's degree program with an ALA-accredited institution
  • Successfully completed at least one cataloging and/or metadata course
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently
  • Comfortable in a 100% virtual work environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the publishing and media sectors
  • Working knowledge of collection management and library cataloging standards 

These internships will be unpaid. A link to the full job description can be found here.

Please contact Ian Matzen at ian.matzen@americastestkitchen.com for additional questions. 

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Interested in working for a place that advocates a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Looking to make a big impact behind-the-scenes? The Library Technician 3 role in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at the Oregon State University main campus library could be just the place for you!  The person in this position will work in facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making.  

 

The monthly salary range for this position is $2825-$4259 with great benefits. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69955 Posting number: P01892CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 11, 2019.  

 

OSULP is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.    

 

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Reference Librarian/Pre-MLS Reference Librarian (Part Time), Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

About Emmanuel College:

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.

 

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Outreach, the Reference Librarian will perform reference, public service, and some technical service duties, oversee all library operations on nights, weekends, and holidays, assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, assist with scheduled information literacy classes and participate in special projects. 

Essential responsibilities will include:

  • As the senior staff member on duty, provide overall supervision of library operations and guidance as needed to student workers during any night, weekend, or holiday shifts.  (Student workers are assigned their specific tasks by their supervisors.) 
  • Provide reference and information services, including database searching instruction, and assistance with the use of print materials. 
  • Provide coverage in circulation, reserves, and media services, as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting reference computers and printers. 
  • Input reference transactions into the reference statistical database. 
  • Assist with reference projects to enhance library users' research skills.  
  • Provide written shift reports and other feedback to the Associate Librarian and to student worker supervisors as directed.

The hours for this position will be Tuesdays and Fridays 8AM-12P and Friday 8AM-3PM for a total of 14.5 hours per week.

 

Requirements:

Our ideal candidates will possess an MLS or be an MLS candidate who has completed the Reference course, and have 1-2 years of library reference experience or related customer service experience.  Candidates should be able to supervise student workers on night, weekend and holiday shifts.  Candidates should also have knowledge, skills, and facility with both print and electronic resources; facility with new technologies; ability to work successfully in a team environment and individually; willingness to provide library instruction under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; good interpersonal and communication skills; and ability to participate in and initiate special projects.   

 

Additional Information:

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
 

Application Instructions:

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here. 

 

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Call for Submissions: Simmons SLIS Graduating Students Professional Support Rolling Award

Award: $400

Available to all graduating students on a first come first serve basis.

Description: The Simmons University Graduating Student Professional Support Rolling Award provides financial support to graduating SLIS students who are presenting at professional conferences. The award may be used to cover registration and/or transportation costs for attending a conference to present a paper or poster, give a speech, or sit on a panel, up to six months after graduation.

Note: This award is a reimbursement. If you have been selected to receive the award, you will attend the event and then submit proof of attendance/presentation.

Required: Please include the following and send directly to sscslis@simmons.edu for review.

  • Name, date, and location of professional conference
  • A paragraph explaining what the graduating student intends to present
  • The title of the presentation, poster, speech, or panel
  • Proof of attendance and participation

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for all graduating students!

 

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Online Learning Librarian, Sonoma State University Library, Rohnert Park, CA

The Sonoma State University Library is seeking an Online Learning Librarian to join our team! This new, 12-month tenure-track position will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs that support the Library in reference, instruction, and outreach, as well as University goals for student success.
 
This position provides opportunities for a librarian to work collaboratively with units in the Library and on campus to build, position, and assess digital learning and assume academic departmental liaison responsibilities that include collection development, information literacy instruction and outreach, and working with fellow faculty to advance the Library's strategic priorities and engage the Library in the life of the University.
 
Early career, historically underrepresented and minoritized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
 
For additional information and to apply, please visit Sonoma State's website http://web.sonoma.edu/jobs/, and search for the job posting 104751
 
Review of applications starts January 11, 2019. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

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Librarian, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Families throughout Central Mass. and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child's individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester's leading independent PreK-12 day school. 

Bancroft School seeks an energetic, flexible, innovative Librarian to lead a service-oriented, student-centered library program that is fully integrated into the academic life of the Middle and Upper School. This position oversees all activities, manages the overall library budget, and is responsible for the administration of digital resources related to the library. In addition to administrative and instructional responsibilities, supervises an advisory group of upper school students and a middle school book club.

This is a full-time, academic year position beginning January 2019. 

 

Requirements: Masters in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three current references to Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, naubin@bancroftschool.org

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Underserved Patrons in Academic Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new volume, Underserved Patrons in Academic Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, edited by Julia Skinner and Melissa Gross and published by Libraries Unlimited.

We are seeking proposals from professionals across the field of librarianship, broadly defined. This includes professional librarians as well as graduate students, faculty, and paraprofessionals. 

We are particularly interested in chapters that consider the intersection of theory and praxis, and which offer actionable advice to improve programs and services. 
While case studies of individual programs will be considered, these should be contextualized within the larger discourse of the field (e.g. what gaps in service was this filling? How is this instance different from other offerings at other institutions? How does it relate to the literature, and how does sharing this case move the literature beyond where it is now?) 

In all cases, our role as providers of information and resources, and creators of valuable programming is emphasized: We do not seek to situate library professionals in other professional contexts (such as counseling) that require duties they may not be qualified to perform. Subjects to cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting students attending school after a period of incarceration
  • Providing information services to sexual assault and abuse survivors
  • Providing information services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Information work with immigrants and refugees
  • Information services for students with mental illness
  • Information assistance for non-English speakers
  • Working with students attending school while facing financial difficulties and/or homelessness
  • Addressing the information needs of dual-enrolled high school students
  • Serving international students in the academic library
  • Serving older adult students in the academic library
  • Offering meaningful library services to queer and trans* communities
  • Working with patrons facing racial discrimination
  • Stigma and the differently abled community on campus
  • The importance of visibility and representation for underserved and marginalized communities in library programming, staffing, and collections
  • Cultural competency: Information services for multicultural students
  • Neurodiversity: Serving students on the spectrum
  • Assisting patrons with HIV/AIDS and other stigmatizing illnesses
  • When religious identification is a concern for students seeking information
  • Critical illness
  • First generation college students
  • Serving student veterans


To submit a proposal:

Chapter proposals of roughly 250-500 words are due by January 15, 2019 and should address the chapter's approach and structure, and how the chapter expands upon existing literature.  Please also include a brief bio for each author.

Send completed proposals to JuliaCSkinner@gmail.com and mgross@fsu.edu 

Authors will be notified of editor decisions by March 1st, 2019, and chapters will be due to the editors on November 1st, 2019. 

About the Editors: 

Dr. Julia Skinner received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She is involved in community work personally and professionally and emphasizes the intersection of theory and praxis in her teaching and research work. She is a member of the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians, a former department director, and the owner of Root, a small business exploring the intersections between food and community. She has written 2 books,13 single-author articles and chapters, and 12 reviews, and co-authored 1 book and 3 articles. She has won numerous awards, including a Phyllis Dain dissertation award honorable mention, Beta Phi Mu membership, ALISE featured presentation, and Salem Press Best Newcomer Award (won in collaboration with the rest of the Hack Library School blogging team). 

Dr. Melissa Gross is a professor in the School of Information at Florida State University and a past president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and was awarded the prestigious American Association of University Women Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars in 2001. Dr. Gross has published extensively in a variety of peer reviewed journals including Library and Information Science Research, Library Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and College & Research Libraries. She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited nine books. Her forthcoming edited book, with co-editors Shelbie Witte and Don Latham, is Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis (Chicago, IL: ALA Editions).

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Call for Abstracts: Literacy Engagement Through Epitextual Analysis

Working Title: Literacy Engagement through Epitextual Analysis

This book will follow Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis (2019), recently published by the American Library Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Editors
Don Latham, Florida State University
Melissa Gross, Florida State University
Shelbie Witte, Oklahoma State University

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline:  February 1, 2019
Chapter Proposal Decisions: February 15, 2019
Full Chapters Projected Due Date: June 1, 2019

Objective
This book will explore how analyzing epitextual elements can be used with students (K-16) in the classroom and library to improve reading comprehension, student engagement, critical thinking, and media literacy.   We are interested in showcasing the ways in which teachers and librarians use epitextual elements to experience texts/media (books, ebooks, magazines, film, television, music, fine art, websites, video games, etc.) with students.  Particularly, we are interested in examining approaches to epitextual analysis through one or more of the following epitextual types: 

Production - texts related to the pre, during, and post publication of a text
Promotion - materials related to the public promotion of the text
Dissemination - materials related to the sharing of a text
Reception - texts related to the evaluation of and reaction to a work
Extension - texts that extend the primary text in some way
Referential - text to text connections and relationships, citations, or attribution

Target Audience 
We envision this book becoming a resource for classroom and preservice teachers, school and public librarians, and teacher and librarian educators. Chapter authors will discuss theoretical frameworks and practical applications for examining epitextual elements in order to engage students in deeper critical thinking and comprehension. This book will be written by teachers and librarians for other teachers and librarians.


Brief List of Possible Topics

  • The use of extension texts with canonical, young adult or children's literature, such as the student creation of parody, sequels and prequels, transmedia, or fan fiction.
  • The use of connection to understand how the "text within the text" creates meaning.
  • The use of reception texts, such as reviews and awards, to evaluate and make critical commentary about texts.
  • The development of promotion texts, such as book trailers, posters, and advertisements, in response to a work.
  • The use of dissemination texts, such as cataloging records, interviews, and lectures, to discuss target audience and biases within the dissemination of the media related to the text.
  • The epitextual characteristics of feature films and short films, such as using the promotion elements to discuss target audience and author's craft.
  • A discussion of the influence of production elements, such as  storyboards, drafts, and author journals, on the final text .
  • A comparison of epitext between two types of media.
  • The role of official (publisher produced) versus unofficial promotional or dissemination texts on reader response.
  • The assignment  of authorship in the production of extension texts.


Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal (maximum of 500 words) outlining the proposed chapter, including the intended focus (grade level and text/media selections), by February 1, 2019. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 15, 2019  about the status of their proposals. The proposed book will then be marketed to the publisher with a clear outline based on the accepted chapters. Full chapters (2,500-3,000 words) will be due by June 1, 2019.  

Submissions should include the full name, email addresses, and affiliations of all authors. All proposals should include relevant references in APA style.  Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document to bookepitext@gmail.com by February 1, 2019.


Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a peer reviewed editorial process. Manuscripts should not be submitted somewhere else for review.

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Associate Director, Fenway Library Organization, Boston, MA

Fenway Library Organization (FLO, www.flo.org), a consortium of 30 academic and special libraries, seeks an Associate Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

 

The Associate Director has day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of services and support to member libraries. This includes assuring member success with service issues and concerns; achieving project goals and deadlines; coordinating support issues with FLO, library and vendor staff; coordinating training and documentation; responding to requests for reports and statistics; and organizing meetings and community events to promote technical competency, networking, and professional development. The Associate Director will supervise other FLO staff in the fulfillment of these goals.

 

The Associate Director will be actively involved in planning for the growth of FLO; in the evaluation and implementation of new products and services; and in collaborating with FLO and other staff in these efforts. As the libraries prepare to migrate to new library systems (e.g., FOLIO and Koha), the Associate Director will have a lead role in the planning and execution of the migration(s).

 

The Associate Director backs up the Executive Director and acts in the place of the Executive Director in her/his absence. Activities in support of the Executive Director may include attending meetings, discussing FLO services with partners and prospective members, and handling administrative duties.

 

 Responsibilities include:

  •  Operations Management
    • Provide, manage, and monitor the delivery of services and support for library systems. These include CORAL, EZproxy, Koha and Voyager among others.
    • Purchase, coordinate, and support e-content subscriptions for member libraries. These including Credo, ebrary Academic Complete, Gale, Kanopy, Oxford and others.
    • Coordinate with vendors and other parties to resolve issues and meet service goals.
  • Personnel Management
    • Supervise FLO staff including the Software Manager, Collaborative Services Librarian, and temporary staff.
    • Provide feedback to staff and conduct annual performance reviews.
    • Work with staff to support growth of appropriate technical and professional competencies.
  • Committees and Community Building
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for standing committees and working groups.
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for Communities of Interest.
    • Lead meetings and manage discussions to achieve project and meeting goals.
  • Leadership     
    • Coordinate the planning and implementation of new systems and upgrades.
    • Work to improve partnerships with outside companies and institutions.
  • Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)
    • Oversee daily support for ComCat.
    • Coordinate notification and resolution of issues with Auto-Graphics and other library system vendors.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree
  • 6-10 years library or library consortium experience. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Prior experience managing a library or library department required
  • Personnel management experience required
  • Understanding of key library functions, such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ERM, ILL, reference, reporting and serials required
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience supporting an integrated library system (ILS) or related library applications preferred
  • Experience managing projects with multiple constituents preferred
  • 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 throughout Massachusetts

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package

 

Start Date: April 1, 2019

 

To apply:

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

Walter Stine

Executive Director

Fenway Library Organization

walter@flo.org

 

A complete job description is available upon request.

 

Fenway Library Organization 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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Director of Legal Research Center and Information Services and Professor of Law, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, part of a dynamic, national research university, seeks applications for the position of Director of the Legal Research Center and Information Services and Professor of Law.  The school is committed to developing an innovative program of legal education that develops the broad range of lawyering skills among its students.  The school is also committed to supporting a distinguished program of high quality legal and law-related interdisciplinary scholarship.  The legal research center   is a central asset in supporting the educational and research missions of the school.  The current legal research center staff comprises five professional librarians, four paraprofessional staff, and one administrative assistant.

 

The successful candidate will hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.  S/he will have demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration and significant experience managing a staff.

 

The Director will most likely hold a long-term, presumptively renewable contract of 3-5 years; exceptional candidates may be eligible for a tenured or tenure-track position. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.

 

The Director will:

1.      Be responsible for all aspects of library planning and operations including:

  • short-term and strategic planning
  • facilities planning
  • budget planning
  • personnel administration and development of legal research center staff
  • programmatic initiatives for innovative and responsive services to support faculty and student information needs
  • collection development (including cooperative collection development with the University library)
  • library technology
  • planning for events and other ways of making the space innovative and community-oriented

2.      Serve as a full member of the School of Law and University communities including:

  • teaching in the School of Law
  • engaging in scholarly research and writing
  • serving on law school and University committees and as a member of the law school's senior staff

 

3.    Ideally be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of information technology in the School of Law including:

  • short-term and strategic planning
  • programmatic initiatives for the innovative and responsive use of instructional, educational, and library-related technologies within the School of Law
  • programmatic initiatives for the delivery of desktop technology support for faculty, students, and staff
  • programmatic initiatives for coordinating delivery of legal research center services with the University library and others
  • personnel administration and development of IT staff
  • representing and advancing the School of Law's information technology needs and interests within the University

Applications should be submitted to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84110

Questions should be directed to Professor Lisa Tucker, chair of the search committee.  Candidates interested in meeting committee members at the AALS conference in New Orleans are encouraged to apply promptly and contact Professor Tucker directly.

 

Questions should be directed to:

Lisa Tucker, Associate Professor of Law

Chair, Search Committee

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

3320 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

ltm35@drexel.edu

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019

 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 18, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-February 2019.

 

Description of the Session

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  •  Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  •  Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  •  Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

 

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2019 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  • The paper title.
  • A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  • A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Amanda Folk

LRRT Chair

folk.68@osu.edu

 

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Call for Submissions: The ALISE/ProQuest Methods Paper Competition

The ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition invites your submissions!

One winning paper will be selected and awarded an honorarium of $500. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.. The winner of the competition with present a summary of the paper at the ALISE Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019.

Complete information about the competition, including submission requirements and award criteria, can be found on the ALISE website. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2019.

We look forward to receiving and reading your papers!

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Assistant Managers, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Positions Available:

Assistant Manager - Meramec Valley Branch

Assistant Manager - Prairie Commons Branch

 

Meramec Valley is a small branch currently nestled in the Fenton Community Center. In the Spring, the branch will move into newly constructed, full size location that adds an additional 20,000 square feet. The children's space will give kids the chance to race cars down a test track in the new hands-on learning discovery zone. Patrons and staff will enjoy taking a lap around the outdoor walking trail and gathering for the expanded program offerings in the new meeting space. Library staff are most looking forward to greeting all the new visitors that will walk through the doors.

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library's mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community's needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community? Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system? It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in their absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
  • Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive.
  • Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers.
  • Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers.
  • Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, two evenings per week
  • One Saturday and Sunday per month

 

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting https://www.slcl.org/content/employment (Apply for each position separately!)

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Database and Digital Asset Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Database & Digital Asset Manager helps further the mission and objectives of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Legacy department by overseeing the systems and processes used to catalog Mitchell's artwork and to manage and preserve its digital assets, which include digital images of Mitchell's artwork and digital scans of archival photographs. This position will collaborate with Legacy and Catalogue Raisonné staff, as well as external pre-press specialists, on the color correction and management of digital images of Mitchell's artwork, and will manage the copyright permissions process at all stages to ensure that Mitchell artworks and quotations are reproduced accurately.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Database and Digital Asset Management

  • Oversee and refine Legacy and Catalogue Raisonné database and digital asset management system, implementing new protocols and standards as needed; manage accounts and permissions
  • Provide administrative oversight of digital assets to ensure day-to-day accessibility and long-term preservation; monitor software environment and ensure regularity and accuracy of server back-ups
  • Implement quality control for all data and metadata to ensure accuracy and consistency; oversee any needed data cleanup and implement controlled vocabularies where appropriate
  • Oversee any needed modifications to the Foundation's FileMaker Pro database modules, in collaboration with consulting developer; maintain regular communication with colleagues to ensure that database is functioning optimally for their needs; keep policy documentation up-to-date and train team as needed
  • Oversee batch image uploads to FileMaker Pro database; troubleshoot errors in upload process
  • Liaise with pre-press specialists regarding color correction of images of Mitchell's artwork and production of match proofs for publication use
  • Download finalized artwork image files from pre-press specialist's platform and upload to Foundation's FileMaker database, ensuring that each file is properly cataloged 

Copyright Permissions 

  • Process all copyright permission requests for images of Mitchell's artwork and writings; draft license agreements, review layout and text, provide feedback for color corrections, and ensure compliance with established terms of use; track progress of each request in database and maintain physical documentation files
  • Correspond with publishers, scholars, museum staff, and others regarding image and textual requests; maintain cordial relations while ensuring that images, quotations, captions and credits are consistent with Foundation guidelines; monitor short- and long-term publication deadlines to ensure requirements and conditions of use are met
  • Prepare image files for publication as appropriate; help troubleshoot third-party production issues if they arise

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Practical experience in a museum, archives, or library setting, including database management, software administration, implementation of standards and best practices, file formatting, image cataloging, data preservation, and electronic distribution of digital images of artworks
  • Thorough working knowledge of standards and best practices for file naming, metadata standards and workflows, file formats for still and video formats, and digital asset management
  • High level of organizational skill, with keen attention to detail and ability to advocate for and implement best practices and policies 
  • Experience managing detail-oriented projects start to finish: planning, execution, trouble-shooting and reporting
  • Advanced proficiency with image editing; demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop and a strong visual sensibility, particularly in regards to color
  • Master's Degree in library and information science, archives management, museum studies or related field with five or more years of practical work experience
  • Strong work ethic, and a thorough and detail-oriented approach to all tasks
  • Ability to work independently, with strong time- and project-management abilities
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems and FileMaker Pro databases
  • Discretion, tact, patience, pleasant demeanor, and professional work style 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation's mission, vision, purpose, and core values

 

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the subject line "Database & Digital Asset Manager." No phone calls or visits, please. Applications will be accepted through January 7, 2019.

 

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)

  • While largely sedentary, this position requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 20 pounds, speak, and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time. 
  • Requires the ability to use a computer including and office equipment traditionally found in office settings

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute children's, teen, and adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, recommendations for the child or teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.
  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Have familiarity with children's and/or Young Adult literature

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $23 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

 

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection development. Performs interlibrary loan functions and web page editing.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support and instruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States.

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching.
  • Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Polaris is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Camtasia and Captivate preferred.
     

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.
     

Additional Information:

Please note that this is a Full Time position.
The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.

Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

 

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2019 

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Librarian I - Youth Services, Pasco County, Multiple Locations, FL

Posting Date:  12/14/2018

Closing Date: 12/27/2018

General Description

Salary Disclosure: 

     Starting Salary: $38,100.00

     Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Services Manual for starting salary information 

Department: Libraries Services

Locations: Dade City, Hudson and Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for proving professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system. 

Emergency Response/Recovery Activities: All employees will be required to before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. 

Essential Job Functions

Provides juveile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinate toddler, youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coorfinates the Summer Reading Program and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff. 

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program. 

Performs related work as required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials
  • Knowledge of pubilc library organizations and operations
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm readers/printers, and audio-visual equipment
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS
  • One year of library experience preferred

Minimum Requirements

Physical Skills: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. 

Education, Training, and Experience: Must possess and Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. 

Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid driver's license. 

ADA Statement: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Drug-Free Workplace: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Florida and Federal law. 

Veteran's Preference: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants. 

 

Applications may be filed online at: 

http://www.pascocountyfl.net

 

 

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Archive Specialist, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Job: Archive Specialist

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: 6 + Month Contract
  • Hours: 40 hours/week

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, Required
  • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving, preferred

Skill Requirements:

Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks Excellent verbal and written communication Experience in conducting repetitive tasks, is a plus Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel is preferred Must be able to lift 35lb archive boxes

Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience, preferred

Summary:

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is offering a 6 month contract with the potential for extension to a detailed oriented graduate to assist the document digitization program, move to an inventory management program, and a physical space reorganization and optimization. Efforts will focus on the digitization of Shire's records from paper to PDF (including lab notebooks, and data binders), as well as working with off-site storage and scanning vendors, inventory management data entry, data normalization, as well as research to support divestments.

Daily activities should include:

  • Interacting with third party scanning vendor for off-site scanning:
    • Corroborate with Archivists in the preparation for shipment to third parties vendors and manage quality checks of materials scanned
    • Tracking and reporting of materials onsite and in scanning process
    • Maintain a triage "fix" log of vendor scanning errors
    • Ensure metadata is current and accurate
  • Supporting the logistics to centralize off site material to Shire preferred vendors
  • Assist with research requests for divestments and legal discovery
  • Optimize current physical space with reorganization of the collection
  • Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions

Job Description:

  • Develop the Growing Archive Collection
    • Normalize metadata for entry into the Inventory Management system
    • Find gaps in recordkeeping metadata and reconcile issues autonomously
    • Work with RDSciDocs archive staff to design file structure in the archive, execute the operational activities to maintain a structure
  • Logistical Archive Activities
    • Manage off-site storage account for paper
    • Collaborate with Archivists to run scanning program
    • Logistics for the physical transfer of records to any purchasing company
    • Oversee the provenance chain custody and transfer of documents
    • Updating metadata: removing records from systems regardless of media type; updating metadata files
    • Maintain metrics for the physical portfolio of records and Programs to maintain physical records
  • Compliance
    • Ensure processes adhere GLP/GCP regulations and Shire policies
    • Establish standard process documents including, SOP, BBP, WI and Policies as needed

Contact Steve Ellis, Senior Specialist R&D Scientific Documentation, with your resume to apply.

Email:

steven.ellis@shire.com

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Teen Technology Specialist, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Responsibilities for Teen Technology Specialist 

  • Assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of cutting edge programming and projects for the Teen Lab that promote digital literacy to teens.
  • Participates in teen councils and teen focus groups to elicit direct feedback from teens with regard to technology programming.
  • Together with other Teen Central staff, assists in the development of digital content for display and interactive installations in Teen Central.
  • Assists in researching and selecting software and hardware for Teen Central, and implements programs to demonstrate their use to both staff and the public.
  • Works closely with the Youth Technology Coordinator, and Youth Services Librarians at the Central Library in Copley Square to incorporate appropriate technology into programming for children and teens.
  • Assists in the training of Central Youth Services staff with new and existing technologies.
  • Covers public services desk in Teen Central as assigned.
  • Participates in outreach to teens both to inform potential users of resources at the Library, and to remotely deliver services to populations that are unable or unwilling to come to Teen Central.
  • Develops and implements technology programming at remote locations for underserved populations.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees the teen technology mentor programs.
  • Recommends and/or assists in planning changes in technology programming for teens at the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in planning changes in technology programming for children at the Central Library.
  • Assists with the creation and delivery of teen patron-focused services through the use of focus groups and user experience testing for the Teen Lab.
  • Provides instruction to increase teens' knowledge of technology in the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in providing instruction to increase children's knowledge of technology in the Central Library.
  • Keeps the Manager of Youth Services and the Central Teen Services Team Leader aware of major trends and issues in technology.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Ability to identify, plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, including public speaking ability.
  • Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, audio and video editing, and podcasting software such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Audition and Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity.
  • Proficiency in current trends and developments in the field of digital services, technology, user experience and online tools. Principles and practices in digital technology, user experience, mobile devices and service and testing. Computer devices and software, including desktop systems, mobile computing (including tablets, phones and other devices) and emerging technologies.
  • Willingness and ability to develop strong community relationships.
  • Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently.
  • Ability to use current and emerging electronic and print resources.
  • Ability to work well with staff and public.

 

Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 


Experience

Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in youth services. Knowledge of broad-based library, school, or museum programming practices, including current trends in youth services. Knowledge of digital media development software and web development tools. Knowledge of trends in print and digital library resources for teen patrons.
 

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours.
  • Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

$52,091.42-$70,267.14

Closing Date

January 18, 2019

How to Apply

Apply for position on the City of Boston website https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/15642/teen-technology-specialist/job?hub=8

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Assistant Professor, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Due to the continuous growth of the School Library Media Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, William Paterson University is pleased to solicit applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing fall 2019. Under the direction of the Chair of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies and the Director of the School Library Media Program, the individual will be responsible for teaching a variety of graduate courses in the School Library Media Program. Individual will work in a collaborative setting that encourages creative thinking, communication, and teamwork. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching graduate level online courses in the School Library Media program.
  • Supervision of field experience
  • Collaboration with program director to support accreditation review processes.
  • Develop and maintain a scholarly research agenda.
  • Active participation in professional organizations.
  • Participation in university, college, and department service.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in related field (ABDs may be considered for appointment at rank of instructor, although doctorate must be received by March 1 of year following initial appointment in order to be considered for reappointment).
  • Evidence of prior scholarship or potential for scholarship and research.
  • School Librarian certification.
  • Experience working as a school librarian.
  • Expert technology skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience teaching in online environment.
  • Experience developing/revising courses including student learning outcomes and assessments.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Commitment to a high level of teaching effectiveness, to ongoing scholarship, and to academic service.
  • Commitment to high level of service to all students.
  • Commitment to educating diverse students and fostering multicultural perspectives.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies (ELPS) proudly offers graduate study for education professionals who wish to enhance their careers with advanced degrees, certifications, and endorsements. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning offers the concentration in school library media.  Recognized by the American Association of School Librarians this concentration strives to develop school library media specialists who foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students. 

Apply at: https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=30257

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

College of Professional Education
Department:  School of Library and Information Studies
Title:  Assistant Professor
Job Code:  IRC 24057
Date Closed:  Review of applications begins in October 2018. Open until filled

Position:

The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library science, with specialty in the areas of school librarianship and information technology.  The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

 The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education.   Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in school librarianship.  The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

Responsibilities:

(a) Teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (b) advise students; (c) maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline; (d) actively serve on department, college, and university committees; (e) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (f) maintain regular weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

(a) Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Library and Information Studies or related discipline; (b) current teaching certification in school librarianship; (c) experience with instructional design and integrating technology into K-12 curriculum as a school librarian; (d) strong potential for excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online; (e) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (f) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and professional community.

Information on Texas Woman's University:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for Women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research­ intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of 15,100 prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 136,000), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, and theater, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Application Process:

Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and at least three reference names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to facultyjobs@twu.edu (email header or subject line must include the job title and Job Code - IRC 24057.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to:  Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

"All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks."

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Academic Library Fellowship, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The Public Services Division at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer Fellowships to a third cohort of library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic librarianship, teaching, and e-learning. The Fellowships are situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community and are a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth and depth of experience for your resume. Fellows will receive training for all job duties including teaching at the college level, instructional pedagogy, research service, outreach and engagement, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries' innovative, university-wide information literacy program as well as other areas throughout the library. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians--100% percent of past Fellows now hold professional level positions (read their testimonials here)!

 

Appointment:

  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • .375 - .625 FTE (15-25 hours/week depending on candidate's availability)
  • Scheduled hours are highly flexible and will be established in conjunction with Fellows; hours primarily fall between 8 and 5 weekdays
  • Pay: $13.38 per hour with support for professional development.

 

Duties:

  • As a member of the Libraries' Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches information literacy instruction sessions, primarily for general education classes. Instruction training will be provided.
  • Completes assigned projects related to developing instructional materials or managing online instructional content and technology.
  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Collaborates with Outreach & Engagement team to plan and implement workshops, orientations, tours, and events. 
  • Assists with departmental project throughout the library as needed.
  • Other library duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

● Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information Science to apply. We encourage  students to apply early in their degree programs.

● Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.

● Dependable, mature, flexible.

● Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.

● Self-starter.

● Thrives in a team environment.

● Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.

 

You are:

  • Curious, creative, and motivated; compulsively following information leads to learn and grow and solve problems. The Wikipedia click-hole is your friend.
  • Organized and communicative, capable of keeping yourself and others on track in the midst of a fast-paced academic schedule. You can't live without your organizational tool of choice.
  • At home in a team setting, comfortable relying on others for help, collaborating on a high percentage of your work, and willing to pitch in any time.
  • An autodidact. You can teach yourself to do anything. Well, almost anything. You also know your limits, when to call uncle, and when to ask for a life line.
  • Productive and goal-oriented. Getting the job done is important, doing it well is paramount.

 

We are:

  • A high-energy, fast-paced team that values experimentation, creative solutions, and genuine customer service. Student-focused.
  • Excited to learn from you, committed to teaching you, and passionate about collaboration and teamwork.
  • Hard working, fun-having, and focused on excellence. Our supply of office coffee and chocolate does not run dry.
  • All about your professional development. We'll hook you up with opportunities to present, join committees, and get involved in your future profession. Plus funding.
  • Experts at ensuring that your online personal brand is tip-top.
  • Curious about YOUR goals. Have a great idea or a new project you want to develop? Great! Lead on, cadet!
  • Mentors. We've been there, we get it, and we're going to get really invested in your success and getting you your dream job.

 

Application Instructions: 

Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must include:

  • Personal letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of LIS coursework completed
  • List of references

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

 

Position will remain open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications receive by December 31, 2018.

 

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

 

You may address your cover letter to: Dani Wellemeyer and Jess Williams. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

 

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(2) Part Time Reference Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library welcomes applications for part time reference positions to provide weekend reference service in Snell Library. Available shifts include alternating Saturdays beginning on Saturday January 12 (dates include Saturday 1/26, Saturday 2/9, etc.), and alternating Sundays beginning on Sunday January 13 (dates include Sunday 1/27, Sunday 2/10, etc.).  Shifts are noon-5pm.  Applicants may apply to fill either or both shifts.

 

Saturday and Sunday reference shifts are scheduled from 12-5, during which reference librarians handle inquiries in person, by phone, text, and chat, and work closely with staff at the Help and Information Desk to triage questions and ensure a positive user experience. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working with a truly diverse and international student body at a growing Research 1 institution. Northeastern students engage with a dynamic range of academic programs and disciplines with particular strengths in STEM, computer science, and business/entrepreneurship resulting in complex inquiries that require skillful navigation of information resources and library tools/services.  

 

Qualifications: Applicants should have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or be enrolled in an MLS program. Applicants must have experience providing reference services in an academic, health, or other research library. Preference for experience with databases and specialized resources in business/entrepreneurship and STEM fields. 

Salary: $22/hour

 

To apply: email resume and letter of interest to G. Karen Merguerian, g.merguerian@northeastern.edu. Research and Instruction Services, Snell Library.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

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Call for Papers: The Third International Congress of Digital Archives

Since 2015, the International Congress of Digital Archives has emerged as the benchmark forum for the analysis, discussion and presentation of research, technological developments and proposals to preserve long-term sound and audiovisual content in digital files.

The First International Conference on Sustainable Digital Archives. Conservation and Access to the Sounds and Images of the Future, focused on reflections relating to long-term digital presevation. 

In 2017, the Second Congress had, as its central theme, Connecting Knowledge of Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (BAMG) for Digital Preservation in order to motivate the generation of collaborative projects and proposals relating to BAMG collaboration, to assist with digital preservation.

In 2019, the issue to be addressed will be Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Content. With this theme, we seek to promote the use of these technological tools in the creation, development, and social use of digital files in the coming decades.

We are pleased to present the Call for the Third International Congress of Digital Archives. On the following link (in Spanish) you will find complete information: http://difusion.iibi.unam.mx/CIADIII/page1.html

 

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Library Clerk/Substitute for Children's Room, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Part-Time: 

Monday evening shift, plus at least one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade:                        

Non-union hourly library clerk

Wages:                       

$16.37 - $21.37 per hour, no benefits

Description of Position:  

Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  

Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services

Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

pmccuen@minlib.net.   No phone calls, please.

 

Position open until filled

 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library.  Working under direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via the integrated library system.  Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational assistance to patrons.

 

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient.  Excellent customer service and communication skills a must.  Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.  Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded carts of library materials.  Working knowledge of public library operations and functions helpful.  

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

 

Education

High School Diploma

 

Salary

$18.31 - $20.21 per hour commensurate with experience

 

Closing Date

December 28, 2018

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume, application, and cover letter by December 28, 2018, to hr@littletonma.org, or mail to, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460.  The employment application can be found at www.littletonma.org, under the Human Resources Department link.  The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

 

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Library Services Representative, Backstage Library Works, Northeast U.S. - Location Negotiable

  • Backstage is hiring a library sales representative for the Northeast U.S.
  • This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.
  • This position will remain open until filled.

SALES TERRITORY:

Representative will live in and cover a designated territory that includes the following states and provinces: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Maritime Provinces.

Prefer candidate is located near a metropolitan area within the region. 

Job Description

Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization and Microfilm, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion, Reclassification, Record Upgrade, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site Services to libraries and other cultural institutions. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative.

Job Duties

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Consult with libraries, archives, and museums in protected geographic territory.
  • Develop strong personal/business relationships with potential/existing clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Follow prescribed sales procedures and close business contracts.
  • Meet annual sales quota.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • 20% out of town travel to visit potential clients and to exhibit at library conferences.
  • Follow up on conference and other leads.
  • Together with product managers and their subordinates, analyze library needs and develop high quality, cost effective solutions.
  • Coordinate efforts of Backstage departments to provide the best solution for each individual client.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of sales activity.
  • Collaborate with other members of sales and marketing team and contribute to overall success of company.

Skills

Required:

Good time management and organizational skills are essential. Must have excellent oral/written communication ability, strong interpersonal skills, project a professional image, have a strong drive to succeed, along with a willingness/ability to travel.

Knowledge of contact relationship manager (CRM) software, MS-Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and other client support software.

Desired:

Minimum 4 year college degree (Business, Communications, Library Science or related); prefer MLS and experience in the library industry as a professional librarian.

Salary & Benefits

Salary for Sales Representatives is based on experience, with a range of $49,500 to $64,000 annually, plus commissions. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Calcagno, Sales Manager

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within the community.

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).

The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and meets MLS and CLA salary guidelines.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to: personnel@dudleyma.gov

Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by January 11, 2019. Position open until filled.

The Town of Dudley is an EOE

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Call for Papers: The Sixth Popular Culture Conference at the College of St. Joseph

In one of the most often quoted lines by Confucius, the world-renowned philosopher and scholar encourages his disciples to: "Study the past if you would define the future." To that end, the College of St. Joseph is seeking submissions for its sixth popular culture conference, to be held April 13, 2019 in the town of Rutland, Vermont. In the spirit of its home state of Vermont--a state renowned for preserving its long, rich history and pushing the boundaries of social progressiveness with equal vigor--the conference organizers at CSJ welcome the submission of abstracts for presentations that focus on the many relationships between preservation and progress. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we welcome a variety of approaches as well as formats, including (but not limited to): individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions. 

Presentations might address questions such as:

- What are the tensions that arise between preserving history and maintaining social progress? 

- How is the tension between past/future represented in works of literary fiction (books, graphic novels, comic books), film, and television? 

- What does current popular culture have to say about the balance between preservation and progress?

- How are these relationships/tensions explored in specific genres(children's/YA, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, etc.)? 

- How do specialty areas like graphic novels/comic books and video game culture rely on the nostalgic aspect of history in creating new cultural artifacts and narratives? 

For consideration, please submit an abstract of approx. 250 words (as well as a brief bio) to popculture@csj.edu. Presentations should be limited to 15-20 mins. Abstracts must be received by Jan. 15, 2019.

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Associate Dean, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean position in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information Sciences and the Wayne State University Library System (ULS), this is a unique leadership opportunity for an experienced, nationally recognized leader to help grow the School and to provide oversight for its academic programs. It is also an exciting time at Wayne State University, which is Michigan's premier urban research university located in the Cultural Center and Midtown--the epicenter of Detroit's renaissance. Wayne State University has a strong urban commitment and has 29,000 full and part-time students.

The School of Information Sciences (SIS) is home to two master's degrees: a master's in Library and Information Science (LIS) that is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); and a new master's in Information Management (IM). As a leader in online graduate programs in the country, the School is an exemplar of exceptional online instruction at Wayne State University. Faculty research and teaching span numerous specialties including: Health Informatics, Data Analytics, Archives, Human Computer Interaction, History of Libraries and Information, School Library Media, Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults, Data Curation and Web Architecture. The School is a member of the iSchools consortium with a large student enrollment of students from 37 states and four provinces of Canada among other countries such as Hong Kong and New Zealand. For more information about the School of Information Sciences, please visit our website at http://sis.wayne.edu.

Along with the Dean of ULS and the SIS faculty, the successful candidate will lead the School as we build on existing strengths and create an exciting, sustainable vision for the School's degree programs. The Associate Dean will influence library leadership as a member of the Dean's Leadership Council, build strong working relationships with campus departments, facilitate new collaborations, expand joint programs with other colleges, and develop entrepreneurial ideas that support services which benefit both units as well as the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate Dean oversees the management of the School, guides its strategic planning; seeks to enhance and manage its resources; provides leadership in outreach efforts; provides student services; fosters excellence in teaching and research; encourages interdisciplinary activities; and teaches one class per year in either fall or winter semesters. As part of overseeing the School's annual budget, the Associate Dean will operate under a new budget model termed responsibility centered management (RCM). The Associate Dean will pursue and encourage innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, increase campus-wide support for online teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Based on the expected future directions for the School, the new Associate Dean should have:

  • Earned doctorate and extensive record of scholarly achievement in LIS/IS or a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and generating research funding;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching skills; significant involvement in graduate education with qualifications for tenure at the rank of full or associate professor;
  • Recent administrative experience in an information school, library or information organization, preferably at a university level;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Ability to advance the School through fundraising;
  • Knowledge of higher education trends;
  • An appreciation for the service role of an urban institution;
  • Experience teaching in an online environment;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and diversifying the faculty and the student body within the information professions;
  • Have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative ways to generate resources to support vision implementation through entrepreneurship and;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, working in teams, and ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.


DESIRED knowledge and skills include:

  • Experience working in an urban environment or university and commitment to urban libraries;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Have demonstrated success at mentoring and promoting faculty;
  • Demonstrated success in working with alumni and donors to enhance programs and funding; and;
  • Demonstrated success working with student affairs and administrative services offices in the University.

THE CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES:

Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theaters, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, Library Computing & Media Services, Office for Teaching & Learning, Collections & Scholarly Communications, UGE 1000, School of Information Science, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit:http://www.lib.wayne.edu/

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary and rank to be determined commensurately with qualifications and experience. The university offers an array of outstanding benefits including dental and health care plan options, TIAA-CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family, relocation assistance and liberal vacation allowance.

APPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin on Jan 15, 2019 and close Feb 1, 2019. Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM is where the application will need to be submitted including a complete resume or CV, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three professional references. This ad will be updated shortly with the position number that can be accessed at http://jobs.wayne.edu. Please direct questions about the position to the chair of the SIS Associate Dean Search Committee, Dr. Kafi Kumasi at ak4901@wayne.edu.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION are woven into our mission and our strategic plan. We value all people and understand that their unique experiences, talents and perspectives make us a stronger organization and better individuals. We strive to make this campus a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

OUR MISSION: We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
OUR VISION: We will be a pre-eminent, public, urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community.

OUR VALUES: While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Wayne State community.

COLLABORATION: When we work together, drawing upon various talents and perspectives, we achieve better results.
INTEGRITY: We keep our word, live up to our commitments and are accountable to ourselves and each other.

INNOVATION: We are unafraid to try new things and learn by both failure and success.
EXCELLENCE: We strive for the highest quality outcomes in everything we do.

Learn more about what defines Wayne State and explore our 2016-21 strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State University (https://strategicplan.wayne.edu/download/strategic-plan.pdf).

As an urban research university celebrating 150 years in the heart of Detroit, WSU is one of the three major research universities that make up the Michigan University Research Corridor. Among these research institutions, WSU is the most diverse campus and the only one with Carnegie Foundation designation for both research intensiveness and community engagement. Just finishing a successful capital campaign, Wayne State is poised for growth and influence and becoming even more integral to the overall economy in Southeast Michigan.

WSU is located two miles north of downtown in Detroit's Midtown cultural center; with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Opera House, numerous museums, and professional basketball, baseball, football and hockey venues. Wayne State is also within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario. For more information, visit https://wayne.edu/about/detroit.

Full position details below and at: http://sis.wayne.edu/assoc-dean-search.php

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Web Services and eResources Librarian, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

Position Title: Librarian (Web Services and eResources)

Posting Date: 10/18/2018

Application Deadline: 1/14/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Job Category: Tenure Track Faculty

Position Type: Tenure Track Faculty 

Salary Schedule: 

The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $60,856-$95,406, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $121,454, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

Driving Required: Yes 

Department: Library 

Essential Functions of Position:

Anticipated start date Fall 2019, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service, culturally responsive librarianship that understands the racial, gender, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within our community college student population; and those who have a commitment to our overall student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and using technology makes this a dynamic workplace.

Web Services and eResources Librarian will work collaboratively to support current and emerging technologies for the library. The Librarian will have primary responsibility for managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website, and web services. The Librarian will manage library electronic resources, including collaborating on selection, establishing and maintaining access, and promoting and evaluating usage.

Other major responsibilities include providing reference services, both face-to-face and online, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, and teaching information competency workshops based on the ACRL Framework. In our teaching, we seek to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging Black, Latinx, and other students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in many academic libraries. Responsibilities also include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Additional responsibilities for this position available at: http://www.sbcc.edu/boardoftrustees/files/policies/chapter_7_ap/AP%207210%20Academic%20Employees.pdf

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

1. Master's in library science, library and information science. OR 
2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR 
3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.
4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the "Equivalency field" under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

Required Licenses or Certifications: N/A

Desirable Qualifications: 

In your cover letter, please address each of the desirable qualifications.

• Knowledge of emerging library technologies and web services.

• Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.

• Experience using web development tools; ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.

• Experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and/or other web technologies.

• Experience managing library electronic resources, including: arranging product trials and making selection recommendations; working with vendors, link resolvers, proxy servers, and service configurations to set up and maintain access; and compiling usage statistics.

• Professional library experience, preferably an academic library.

• Experience in working with students or patrons from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.

• Willingness to engage in reflective practice and improvement of one's instructional, relational, and library practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Experience teaching library research and information literacy in face-to-face and/or online environments, and familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with multiple and varying departmental units across the community college campus.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

Salary and Benefits: 

The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $60,856-$95,406, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $121,454, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

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Collections Move Coordinator (Term Position), The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

January - April 2019

40 hours a week M-F (occasional early morning and evening work required)

 

Position Overview:

The Collections Move Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact at The Bostonian Society on a project to move a 6,200 object collection to a new storage facility. The collection is diverse in its holdings and spans the 17th through 21st centuries. The Coordinator will work closely with a collections consultant and movers to oversee collections documentation, packing, moving, and delivery to new facility. The Coordinator will also manage updating the collections database through the move process.  This position reports to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide proper care and handling of museum objects
  • Oversee the work of the consultants executing the move
  • Coordinate with Society staff to successfully pack and move the collection out of its current storage spaces.
  • Manage the resources needed to complete the move including supplies, staff, and project budget
  • Ensure proper updating of the collections management database throughout the move process

 

Qualifications:

 

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience in collections care and management within a museum, library or archives setting.
  • Experience using collections management systems/databases (Re:Discovery a plus)

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • lift and move items up to 40 pounds
  • climb stairs, ladders, and stools
  • stand for sustained periods of time
  • work in climate controlled storage spaces meant for collections preservation

 

About the Bostonian Society

The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Mulvaney at kathy@bostonhistory.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to facilitate hiring.

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(3) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) seeks outstanding scholars and teachers to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Simmons SLIS prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, school libraries, and children's services. Simmons SLIS is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity through their research, teaching, and service. We value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community in order to develop principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice in our students and to fully prepare our graduates to work effectively in the global environment.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, of which SLIS is the largest division. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse, mission-driven community of educators and professionals. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of the oldest programs at Simmons University, having opened in 1902. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has over 700 students on two campuses and online, and additional students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top-ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries.

The successful candidates will join a faculty with a strong commitment to students' success and with diverse research interests. The SLIS vision "imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated." All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we are particularly seeking applications from candidates with experience or research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Archives Appraisal, Management, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Information Organization & Retrieval
  • Information Policy
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
    • User Services

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the University, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Opportunities to teach include undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

Requirements: Applicants must hold or expect to complete a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriately related field, ideally by August 2019. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references.

Please visit our career site to apply:  http://tinyurl.com/simmons-SLISpositions

Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Hussey at lisa.hussey2@simmons.edu.

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Research Director of the Center for Children's Books, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences, invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Director of the Center for Children's Books. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is an international leader in graduate education, and is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science program that is consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives--and in doing so, change the world.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences supports critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused literature, resources, and librarianship. The Center's mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children's and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; youth experience and information use; and youth services librarianship. Formed in 1945 along with its affiliate unit, the journal The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Center has established an important role in the iSchool as the leader and supporter of youth-focused research, the host of scholar- and practitioner-focused events, and the home of a 16,000-volume special collection of youth literature.

 

The CCB seeks a Director with broad intellectual insights, top-tier scholarly credentials and accomplishments, and the leadership and managerial capacity to actualize a bold vision for its future. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, and in coordination with the faculty, the School Librarian Program coordinator, and the Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Director will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the CCB and its role within the School of Information Sciences. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate strong commitment and experience in the education of youth and those who work with youth.

 

Candidates should hold a PhD in library and information science, children's literature, or a related discipline, and have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor in the School.

 

The Director will:

  •  Define and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the CCB;
  • Attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the Center's mission and develop relevant partnerships; and,
  • Identify and realize emerging opportunities for new research, programs, and multidisciplinary initiatives that leverage the excellence of the Center and the breadth and strength of the School's interdisciplinary culture.

 

The next Director is expected to bring:

 The intellectual leadership and curiosity to direct a robust research program;

  • An appreciation of the Center's history and its potential for the future;
  • An understanding of the connections between youth-focused research and professional practice;
  • An approach that sees youth as agents and creators in their own right and partners in research;
  • A boundary-crossing approach to youth experience that spans various disciplines, print and digital media, and physical and virtual spaces;
  • Outstanding communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • A record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising;
  • An international-level reputation for scholarship and presentations in the field; and
  • Excellence in teaching.

 

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Management of grant-funded projects;
  • Professional work with youth as a researcher and/or a practitioner;
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for diverse, historical, and contemporary children's literature;
  • Work with diverse communities;
  • Supervision of student and professional staff.

 

This is a full-time, 9-month appointment starting in the fall of 2019; salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

The iSchool's academic programs include the top-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science and one of the fastest growing programs at the University, the Master of Science in Information Management. In addition, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, the oldest program of its kind in the nation, an MS in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries, and School Librarian Licensure Program. Plans for an undergraduate degree in information sciences are underway.

 

As a longstanding innovator in online education, the iSchool offers many programs for students who study from a distance. The total enrollment consists of more than 690 master's students and nearly 50 doctoral students--including 195 international students--who learn with enthusiasm and contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the School.

 

For more information, please visit http://ischool.illinois.edu/.

 

The university strongly encourages applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 2, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses the candidate's vision for the CCB, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply, and a list of three professional references, including contact information. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

 

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

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Call for Papers: CFP 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to

people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:
• outreach
• conversation health & moderation
• relationship-building
• impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
• impact of the outside world within the library/academy
• knowledge translation
• decolonization and Indigenization
• challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.


The submission deadline for all proposals is January 22, 2019.


Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.


Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.


For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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IDEAS Evening Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

Under the supervision of the Evening/Weekend Access Services Librarian, the IDEAS Evening Associate works with fellow staff and student workers to maintain the physical building, including the stacks, study areas, and other spaces, and develop expertise in troubleshooting the building's alarm systems. S/he provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.

 

Hours for this position are Monday - Thursday 4pm - Midnight; Friday 1pm - 9pm. May change based on service hours and holidays.

Associate's Degree required/Bachelor's Degree preferred and 1-2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

To view this position, please click on the following link: 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58804

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F).

This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, legislative process, and public finance.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of a team to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

Open: 12/06/2018 - 1/03/2019

Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518711800.

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Considering Inquisitorial Documentation: What, How and Where to Investigate?

This 20-hour course will be taught by Dr. Susana Cabezas Fontanilla, from the Department of History and Anthropology of America, Sciences and Techniques and Medieval History (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Date: January 21 - 25, 2019. 
Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm every day
Place: Seminar I, Tower II of Humanities Floor 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 
Classroom course.

Objective: 
Inquisitorial documentation is characterized by its abundance, variety, and integrity, along with its dispersion and complexity. These peculiarities can make any researcher who wants
 to work with these inquisitorial files find difficulties in understanding the sources which tell, firsthand, the story of the Holy Office. Hence the objective of this seminar is to discover the typologies of the inquisatorial documentation, with their levels of richness, diversity and textual relevance.

Methodology: 
We will combine theoretical exhibitions on each point of the program with inquisitorial documentation extracted from different archives. Alongside these, we will perform certain illustrative sessions of the functioning of the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES), 
which concentrates the vast majority of the documents issued by the Holy Office.

Topics: 

1) Brief introduction to the Inquisition history and institution. 

2) Hierarchial Structure
Inquisitor General, Supreme Council, Courts of the Holy Office, Secretaries, Notaries and Rapporteurs. 

3) Inquisitional Documentation: 
Records of the Grand Inquisitor.
 Documents on the Supreme Council of the Inquisition. Court Documents of the Holy Office. 

4) Work tools: 
PAIRS 

5) Documentación novohispana.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Students, teachers and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences (as well as related sciences) who are interested in understanding and studying the documentary problems of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

RECOVERY FEE ONLY: 
MN $ 1,500.00

Entry Deadline: January 18, 2019

Your investment includes: 
 20 hours of Coursework 
 Reading Materials 
 Constancy

Important note: 
The program can always be modified for reasons beyond the IIBI. 
Evidence will be presented. 
Request your registration form at: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

Information and registration: 
Jorge Castañeda: 5550-7495 
inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Master's Course in International Librarianship - Summer 2019

International Librarianship - with optional study abroad in Costa Rica - Summer 2019 - ONLINE

Session I (J): Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, July 5, 2019 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Mr. Chris Hollister

This 3-credit course, offered by the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, will be taught online. The course will provide students with a broad and comparative understanding of international libraries and their practices in public, community, school, academic, and special libraries in non-North American settings. The course will also feature an optional experiential learning opportunity for students to travel to and explore libraries in non-North American countries; details and international travel destinations will vary by semester. In summer 2019, the travel destination is Costa Rica. Travel dates are July 13 - July 20, 2019. The expected cost to participate in this travel opportunity will be $2,400, which includes all lodging, breakfasts, and lunches; select dinners; airport pickup and drop-off (San Jose, airport code SJO); Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) coordination, logistics, translating, and accompaniment; use of ICADS facilities; honorariums for lectures and site visits; and all in-country transportation.  

 

Course content will introduce students to the state of libraries and librarianship in local and regional contexts, and the influences of social, cultural, political, and economic factors. Emphasis will be given to the informational, educational, and recreational needs and interests of the diversity of library users and communities in different areas of the world. The course will also illuminate the impact of technology on internationalization and the free flow of information, and the emerging role of international information agencies.

 

  • Registration for LIS 503 will open in March, 2019.
  • Registration for the optional experiential learning trip to Costa Rica will open in January, 2019. Please email Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu) to request that link.
  • Taking the LIS 503 course is not required to participate in the experiential learning trip to Costa Rica. However, the trip is limited to 10 students, and priority will be given to those who take the course.

 

For more information, please contact Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu).

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Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham, NH

Oyster River High School has an immediate opening for a Library Paraprofessional. This person will oversee the daily operations of the library, including, but not limited to; circulation, cataloging and shelving of materials, supervision of student behavior, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment. Candidates must have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff. They must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively.

Benefits will be offered with this full-time position. 

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, December 21, 2018.

 To apply for this position please go to www.Applitrack.com/orcsd/onlineappusing the "external" candidate option.

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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2019 HRI Mini-Track

We kindly invite you to submit your manuscripts to the AMCIS 2019 Mini-track, Human-Robot Interactions in Information Systems. The track is under the Cognitive Research in IS. The AMCIS 2019 conference will take place in Cancún, México, between 15th and 17th of August 2019.

HRI in IS Mini-track Description:

This mini-track aims to enhance our understanding of human robot interactions an emerging area in Information Systems. This mini-track seeks to solicit submissions from a range of topics pertaining to the cognitive and behavioral aspects of interactions with robots and artificial intelligence (AI) and their corresponding outcomes. This includes empirical studies and conceptual frameworks which seek to theoretically advance our knowledge of the topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Promoting the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations working with robots

Adoption and appropriation of robots

• Empirical studies examining cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human-robot collaboration

• Theoretical frameworks for human-robot interaction

• Case studies of human-robot interaction

• Design implications for robots in the workplace and home

• Work practices which focused on human-robot collaboration

• New methodological approaches to studying human-robot interactions

Example Papers:

• Admoni, H. and Scassellati, B. (2017). Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(1), pp.25-63. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/273.

• You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2018). Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1810&context=jais

• You, S., Ye, T., Robert, L. P. (2017). Team Potency and Ethnic Diversity in Robot-Supported Dyadic Teams, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Dec 10-13, Seoul, Korea (pdf). https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/HumanBehavior/Presentations/3/

• Wagner, A.R. (2015). Robots that stereotype: creating and using categories of people for human-robot interaction. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 4(2), pp.97-124. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/148.

Timeline and Submission Details:

• January 2019: System opens for general paper submissions

• March 1, 2019: Deadline for paper submissions (10:00am PST)

We look forward to receiving your best works for the mini-track. Feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

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PT Library Assistant, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Town Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our staff as a part-time Library Assistant. 


Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, shelving books, helping patrons locate materials, as well as reserving and handling museum passes.  

This position is for 20 hours per week, including 1 evening per week and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others.


Qualifications: A college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations is required. Library experience preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.


Compensation:  $14.00 to $16/ hour depending on qualifications.

Applications accepted until position filled.


To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Director Rita Gavelis, rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

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Helen Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the application for the Helen Fellowship is now open.  This fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH.  This fellowship is an initiative at the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools required for the 21st Century.

 

To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

 A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.                                                    

 

Who is eligible to apply?

The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors prior to the fellowship start date in September.

 

What are the benefits?

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.  Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.

 

How do I apply?

The online application is now open and is due by January 20, 2019.  To learn more about application requirements, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

ABOUT US

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. 

Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

** Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate **

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:


Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone:  360-651-7000 
Fax:  360-651-7151
TTY:  800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.


All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Position #1: Library Associate - PERS Eligible

Location: Oak Harbor
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14964

Closing Date: December 24, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Oak Harbor 
community library. The position provides information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers. 

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. 


Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions

Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services.

Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager

Position #2: Library Associate - PERS Eligible

Location: Lakewood/Smokey Point
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14900

Closing Date: December 16, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Lakewood/Smokey 
Point community library. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. 


Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions

Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services.

Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager

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Library Assistant, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

Seeking a library assistant to work 10 hours per week to assist in the Boston Arts Academy High School Library. Hours available are from 11:30am - 4:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

 

Tasks include shelving, processing new books, assisting students with homework, computers, printing, facilitating circulation, and other technology maintenance and troublshooting. Other duties as assigned. Great for individuals seeking experience in school library setting and who aren't shy about interacting directly with students. We are a small library, and everyone does a bit of everything, so it's an exciting opportunity to get experience in all parts of how a library works.

 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

-      Teen Services

-      Teen Arts Education

-      Dance

-      Music

-      Visual Arts 

-      Theater

-      Fashion Technology

-      Youth and Technology

 

Pay: $16/hr

 

Qualifications:

*Current student in a masters program for Library and Information Science. Ideally, you have taken coursework relating to serving teen populations.

*Experience in customer service roles and/or working with teen populations in any capacity

*Knowledge of Young Adult literature and trends

 

About our school:

Boston Arts Academy is the academic-blind arts high school for the city of Boston, serving grades 9-12. We are located in Dorchester, just across from the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line. Please learn more about our school by visiting bostonartsacademy.org, and learn more about the library by visiting bostonartsacademylibrary.blogspot.com.

 

Email cover letter and resume, as well as any questions to Rose Marz, Library Director at rmarz@bostonartsacademy.orgbefore 12/28/18 to be considered for the position.

 

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Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

~ Deadline extended to December 16th

Department Summary:           

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties           :

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, and research.

 

This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently Koha), electronic resources access, and discovery platforms. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards, including but not limited to IoT and SaaS. 
  • Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the university's IT division. Serves as liaison between Library Services and Information Technology. 
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • Administers Springshare platform and tools, including library website, in collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian. 
  • Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Works collaboratively with others, both within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Understands, reports, and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues.
  • Serves as liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or another client-based server; understanding of networking, including cloud-based technology.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing work environment.
  • Broad familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices, especially but not exclusively in relation to systems and technology issues.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second Master's degree in a related discipline (second master's degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14219

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Teacher Librarian Positions, Blake School, MN

 The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school in Minnesota. We have two openings for Teacher Librarians for the 2019-2020 school year.    

We are looking for a creative and engaged Middle School Teacher Librarian for our school in Hopkins, MN and a Lower School (Elementary) Teacher Librarian for our school in Wayzeta, MN to provide full-time leadership and expertise in our library media program for the 2019-20 school year.

 The ideal candidates will have experience empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, ethical users of information, and skilled researchers across both print and digital resources. The successful candidates will have an extensive knowledge of diverse voices in young adult literature, a demonstrated ability to promote literacy among students, experience partnering with middle school teachers, and the managerial acumen to administer library operations including collection management, programming, and volunteer opportunities. Each teacher librarian will collaborate closely with faculty to develop student-centered approaches to teaching research skills, and connect reading, writing, and inquiry to model and promote intercultural and global competency skills by using digital communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally. Part of this work will include growing the digital citizenship curriculum. 

 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a related field such as secondary education. A valid teaching certificate or license such as School Library Media Specialist, or a master's degree in library science is preferred.  Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

 

Click here for the link to the job posting for our middle school position working with students in grades 6 - 8.

Click here for the link to the job posting for our Lower School (Elementary) position working with students in grades pre-kindergarten to grade 5.

 

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Digital Scholarship Program Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a creative, forward-thinking, and collaborative professional to shape the strategic direction for Digital Scholarship services in Harvard Library. The Digital Scholarship Program Manager leads and coordinates development of a robust and integrated set of programs and services that strengthen the library's role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of digital collections and multimedia in research, teaching, and learning. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community and collaborating with numerous campus departments, within and outside the library community, to connect Harvard faculty, students, and staff to the strong but diffuse network of resources supporting digital scholarship (DS).

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, this role oversees and optimizes the operational effectiveness of DS support throughout the Harvard Library, with particular emphasis on the locations of Sackler, Lamont, and Cabot Libraries. A new Harvard Library Digital Scholarship Studio in the renovated Sackler building, reopening in 2019, will be an added node for front-facing teaching and consultation space for Harvard Library's programs, but the work of the staff supporting digital scholarship is expected to be agile, mobile, and responsive to user needs and locations. The incumbent will oversee development of policies and procedures; coordination and management of projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of personnel and Digital Scholarship Studio operations. The Program Manager is a key figure in the development of strategic partnerships with Ivy Plus members and other strategic partners.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and search as an external candidate for requisition 47642BR

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Archives Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two paid archives internships during summer 2019.

Working closely with the NHA's archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to all aspects of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They will conduct specific processing and cataloging projects, document and refine existing procedures, and complete digitization of manuscript materials. The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule and respond to remote research queries. Based on the interns' interests, they may also develop collections-focused posts for social media, plan and propose outreach projects, or contribute to ongoing collections assessment work.

Requirements: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Internships are full-time for ten-to-twelve weeks. Compensation includes a $2,500 stipend, housing and commuter pass.

Please send a cover letter that includes a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to adurbin@nha.org. Deadline for applications is February 3.

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Resource Sharing Unit (Part-time Temporary Position)

The MIT Libraries Resource Sharing department seeks a part-time temporary Resource Sharing Assistant. 

MIT's Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect. 

Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Associate the assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation in ILLiad, BorrowDirect/Relais, and Aleph, and perform other tasks as needed.

Position Requirements: Good communication skills, punctuality, attendance, and attention to details are required as is the capacity to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs. Previous library experience a plus.

Schedule: Begin asap and continue through May 2019, with the potential for position extension. Monday-Friday. 15 - 20 hours per week between the hours of 10:00am - 2pm daily Individuals must be available every day.

Hourly Rate: $13/hour. [This position is temporary and ineligible for MIT benefits.]

Contact: Georgina Lewis, g_lewis@mit.edu. Please also include a resume/cover letter as well asinformation about potential start dates.

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HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern. Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but preference is by Monday, March 4, 2018.

 

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media and blog posts pertaining to project

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of one or enrolled in a class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

 

About the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, January 16, 2018.

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Assistant Manager, Oak Bend Branch, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Assistant Manager-Oak Bend Branch

Known as the "Gateway to the West", St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!   

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year.  SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library's mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community's needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?

Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system?

It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in his/her absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
  2. Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive.
  3. Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers.
  4. Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers.
  5. Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
  6. Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Hours:

Monday-Friday, two evenings per week

One Saturday and Sunday per month

Salary:

$52,666 and great benefits!

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting  http://www.slcl.org/employment

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Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

 

We are Blueport Commerce, the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for top furniture retailers, and we are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our team. Working with an ecommerce catalog of furniture & home furnishing products from a variety of national retailers, this individual will support the expansion of existing client catalogs, as well as the creation of new client catalogs. The Metadata Specialist will ensure that product data is both accurate and complete while supporting workflow automation. The Metadata Specialist will report to the Taxonomy Manager and work with the Catalog Project Manager to continuously improve product presentation and present accurate, high-quality products that inspire and sell. Candidates will be tested for experience with Excel.

Responsibilities:

  • Owns flow of data from client systems to final display on client sites.
  • Analyzes data for completeness and supports maintenance of an accurate and robust catalog of product data
  • Creates mapping rules for automation
  • Assists in Catalog automation design
  • Maintains and improves current data taxonomy
  • Contributes new metadata schemas to support growing product catalog
  • Investigates, identifies, and fixes data inaccuracies
  • Manages metadata to associate image files to products
  • Advises clients on appropriate data entry
  • Manages bulk data updates, accounts for approximately 20% of the role

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-3 years experience (or relevant Information Science education) working with taxonomies or metadata schemas
  • Power Excel user, able to write moderately complex formulas (lookup, string parsing)
  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver who can think on the fly
  • Experience with, or interest in automation
  • Superior attention to detail, must be able to work independently to investigate issues and determine root causes
  • Quick learner who is tech-savvy
  • Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude, someone who is able to shift gears quickly

 

Added Plusses:

  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Experience working in the tech industry with developers
  • Familiarity with JIRA project tracking software
  • Experience in ecommerce or other consumer-facing industries
  • Knowledge of furniture industry

Blueport Commerce is a growing company that offers excellent opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. This position is full-time and necessitates working from our Boston office in the South End. We are the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for the furniture retail industry and we help our clients capture their ecommerce opportunity. The Catalog Team maintains continuous contact with our clients to ensure that we are publishing accurate, high-quality products for our Blueport platform client websites. We provide shoppers with a consistent, reliable experience that makes them feel comfortable purchasing furniture online.

If you feel you'd be a good fit for this role and would like to join our growing team of passionate e-commerce professionals, we want to hear from you. Please provide a link to your professional portfolio when applying. Blueport Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.

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Visions of Italy Study Abroad Opportunity - Catholic University

The Visions of Italy course will be held May 26 - June 8, 2019. 
                 
Course Description:
The course is an introduction to the management and operations of religious and other cultural archives, records, manuscripts, objects and collections. Rome and Florence are home to a plethora of materials illuminative of the rich history of the region. Through readings, site visits, and meetings with professionals, students learn how Italian cultural professionals make resources known to various user groups. We explore public programs, outreach strategies, and digital and physical exhibits, studying the principles and practical elements involved in creating each. Instruction and site visits reveal the ways the application of such principles occur in existing institutions and apply learning in their public programming. 
Site visits include:   
Vatican Library 
Vatican Secret Archives
Capitoline Museums 
Ufizzi Gallery 
Duomo Museum 
Costs is the same for CUA and Non-CUA Students. 
 
Upcoming Information Session:  
 
Virtual Information Session: Monday, January 7, 2019  6:00PM EST 
You may join the Information Session by joining the meeting at: 
http://catholicu.adobeconnect.com/visions-info/
 
Please RSVP and send questions to Dr. Renate Chancellor at chancellor@cua.edu 

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Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

 

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latinx decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to: 

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Telephone: 612-626-7972

Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

 

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

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Summer Internships, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Transportation Paid Summer Internship Opportunities -- Washington, D.C.

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 3 - August 9, 2019. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 22, 2019. 

For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm.

If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu

For questions about specific positions and projects, please refer to the contact information below.

 

When applying for the following positions, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

CATALOGING/METADATA INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform simple and complex cataloging for print and digital publications; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Look up agency publications to determine if they are in the catalog/repository and upload documents as necessary.
  3. Edit catalog and repository metadata to ensure accuracy and improved access to agency publications.
  4. Assist with other cataloging, collection, and research activities as needed.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; Familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, AACR2, and LC Subject Headings, Authorities, and Classification System; Experience searching bibliographic and research database/repositories; Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

ContactDeena Yerushalmi, deena.yerushalmi.ctr@dot.gov, 202-493-3058

Library Website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/library/

 

DIGITAL ARCHIVING INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Collection Analysis, and Digital Preservation

 

Responsibilities:

1. Identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long term digital preservation. Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos. Migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL's digital repository. Assess records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy. Create finding aids. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems.

2. Participate in workflow assessment for web-archiving. Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive's Archive-IT service.

3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; digital preservation; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core). Familiarity and/or experience with digital storage, open access processes and collection assessment. Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

Contact: Mary Moulton, mary.moulton@dot.gov, 202-366-0303

Library Website: http://ntl.bts.gov

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Response & Responsibility: Special Collections & Climate Change, RBMS 2019, Baltimore, MD

Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change

RBMS 2019

Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Baltimore, MD

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students. RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 RBMS Conference, Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change, to be held in Baltimore, MD from June 18-21, 2019. The deadline to apply for scholarships is January 11, 2019 and applicants will be notified on or before March 1, 2019.

RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and the special collections and archives professions. Accordingly, several conference scholarships have been designated for applicants from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups or for those employed by institutions that primarily serve one or more of these groups. For more information about the RBMS commitment to diversity, please visit the RBMS website (http://rbms.info/diversity/). If you would like to donate to the RBMS conference scholarship program, you may do so when you register for the conference, or separately through the Friends of ACRL website (http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/givetoacrl/donate/friendsacrl). For the Friends site, please remember to indicate that the donation is for RBMS conference scholarships.

Full and partial scholarships are awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the conference registration fee (up to $295 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, or $140 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.

Eligibility

All candidates must be

  1. Currently enrolled in a library, information science, or archival studies program; a graduate of such a program; OR currently employed as a paraprofessional in a rare books, special collections, or archives capacity; and,
  2. Members of ACRL who have not previously attended an RBMS conference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.

Criteria

The Scholarships Committee will take into consideration the following criteria when reviewing applicants:

  • Evidence of commitment to and interest in the special collections field
  • Interest in contributing to the profession
  • Potential to benefit professionally from attendance at the conference
  • Financial need
  • Member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or employed by an institution that primarily serves one or more of these groups.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients are required to attend the entire conference and complete the conference evaluation. To help us ensure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, all scholarship winners will be required to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by July 31, 2019.

The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019 (11:59pm PST). Please see the RBMS Conference website for more details and to apply: http://conference.rbms.info/2019/scholarships/

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Collection Development Manager, EBSCO, Multiple Locations

Location: 03229, NH, US, 23173

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Collection Development Manager - CDM

Opening in Mid-Atlantic / VA, KY, WV & DC:

 

GOBi Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBi has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBi is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nations largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

 

Collection Development Manager- Mid-Atlantic / VA, KY, WV & DC

For more than 40 years, GOBi has been the global leader in meeting the collection development, acquisition and technical service needs of research and scholarly libraries and their consortia. Currently, we are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual to join our sales team on a full-time basis in the role of Collection Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic territory. GOBi was acquired by EBSCO Information Services in February 2015.

The Collection Development Manager is responsible for maintaining relationships with current customers and potential customers by identifying and selling all academic products and services offered by the GOBi within their assigned territory.  Through a consultative sales process, the successful candidate will provide library workflow solutions designed to increase library efficiency, retain current sales, generate and pursue new business opportunities, and build customer loyalty.  Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify new sales opportunities, while retaining current business, within existing accounts while maintaining profitability goals that meet or exceed territorial sales goals established by sales management.  Meet individual and team sales goals for specific product lines.
  • Sell products and services by establishing contacts and developing strong relationships with prospects; recommend product and service solutions.  Maintain relationships with customer by providing support, information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending product and service improvements.
  • Evaluate workflow solutions to increase library efficiency where GOBi services can help address needs.  Acts as a consultant with regard to workflow improvements in the library.
  • Supervise collection development process between GOBi and the Library customer.  Create and maintain approval book and slip plans and implement new collection methods such as demand driven selection and ebook-preferred approval plans.
  • Create, implement and manage the appropriate sales process utilizing internal resources including Customer Relationship Management software.  Responsible for proficiency on all GOBi ordering, technical service and Collection Development applications and interfaces.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations (such as discounts) by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Work closely with Customer Service Bibliographers to assure customer profile reflects true collection requirements.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge of industry and library trends.
  • Communicates and interacts with multiple departments and business units (Operations, I/S, Distribution, Continuations, Customer Service, Publisher Relations, Human Resources, Technical Services, Senior Management, Accounting) to ensure adherence to customer requirements.  
  • Develop new or improved products or service by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
  • Completes required territorial reporting such as, but not limited to, sales call reports, competitor data, and territorial strategy and expense reports on a weekly basis.
  • Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.

 

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 2+ years of experience in library or publisher industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRM software.
  • Must have knowledge of library technical services, publishing, Integrated Library Systems, GOBi interface options and other bibliographic databases.
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written, and public speaking experience.
  • Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of sales success, preferably to academic libraries.
  • Self-motivated, well organized, detail oriented, adaptive and creative, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers or members of the business community and effectively present information to management and public groups.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

 

Under general supervision, manages and increases sales in an assigned territory. Provides customer technical assistance, develops and delivers technical presentation and training sessions and performs other duties in support of the customer. Responsible for maintaining customer relationships, focusing on new business development and assessing specific customer problems. Years of Experience: 1-3 years

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond 

Job Segment: Developer, Business Development, Manager, CRM, Relationship Manager, Technology, Sales, Management, Customer Service

Apply here: https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/03229-Collection-Development-Manager-CDM-NH-23173/521558700/

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks a highly motivated and creative social sciences Research & Instruction Librarian devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.

 

The Librarian will work collaboratively as a key member of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. The Librarian will act as liaison to social sciences departments on campus, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social and behavioral sciences disciplines such as Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, and will be a key contributor to data literacy initiatives across the disciplines.

The Librarian will continually assess social science disciplinary needs, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarian supports faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.

  • Through instruction, consultations, and other methods, facilitate data discovery, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the social sciences, especially around the topics of data literacy and data visualization.

  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Must Have

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Academic background in a behavioral or social science field such as political science, economics, or sociology, and/or significant experience supporting the social sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

  • Interest in following new developments in social science data gathering techniques, sources, analysis, and visualization.

  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.

  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.

  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.

 

Nice to Have

  • Experience identifying and gathering data sets (e.g. IPUMS, ICPSR, census or survey data, etc.)

  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

  • Experience with at least one area of digital scholarship or data visualization (e.g. network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing, etc.)

  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.

  • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

How To Apply

Apply online at https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2587

Position will be open until filled; early applications are encouraged.

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Assistant Archivist, The Winthrop Group, New York, NY

ASSISTANT ARCHIVIST - New York, NY
 
The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking to hire an archivist in New York City. This full-time Assistant Archivist position offers an opportunity to assist in the establishment of a unique performing arts archive and contribute to the organization's centennial commemorations in 2019.  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of a Winthrop Group Lead Archivist, the Assistant Archivist will:
  • survey 600+ boxes of archival records in an off-site storage facility
  • actively participate in content appraisal, arrangement, and description of archival materials to ensure long-term preservation and access to collections
  • track and receive cartons shipped to/from an off-site storage facility
  • routinely collaborate with the client's Archives Committee and Events Committee
  • draft collection and access policies
  • assist, as requested, in exhibit development, outreach, and training of volunteers
  • implement digitization projects and manage files in a records management system in collaboration with Information Technology staff
  • respond to reference inquiries from client's staff and external stakeholders
  • collaborate with other members of the team to ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop's client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • MA/MLS with a concentration in Archives Management, with at least one year of processing experience in an archival setting
  • Knowledge of and experience with basic preservation techniques and proper handling of records and artifacts
  • Experience developing finding aids and providing reference service
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lift boxes and objects weighing up to 40 pounds
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience working with performing arts collections
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in American theater history
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
For most of the project, the Assistant Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan. Approximately 2-3 weeks of work will take place at an off-site storage facility in New Jersey accessible via mass transit. 
DURATION
16-month contract position
APPLY
Please email cover letter, resume, and names, titles and contact information for three references to: 
Kimberly Peach
Lead Archivist

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a bustling library in a recently renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment - you do not have to be in the SLTP program.

 

Role: The Library Assistant manages the busy school library during the after school period, which means everything from helping with homework, to managing the volume of the room, to troubleshooting computer issues.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary

 

Pay: $14 per hour

 

Hours: 5 hours per week, consisting of two afternoon shifts of 2 hours and 3 hours each. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences.

 

Start Date: January 7, 2019

 

Please email your resume and letter of interest by September 2 to:

Bonnie McBride

Librarian

Fenway High School

bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

 

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Reference Librarian, Wilkens Library, West Barnstable, MA

POSITION:                 Reference Librarian

                                    Wilkens Library

                                    Part-time, Non-benefited

                                    MCCC Unit Position

                                   

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Director, Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone, or via email. The Reference Librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development and other duties as assigned. The position requires afternoon and evening hours including weekends.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. Staff the library reference desk and provide general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia, and digital resources.
  2. Provide assistance to users on basic computer skills.
  3. Provide information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
  4. Participate in collection development.
  5. Participate in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
  6. Perform related duties as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
  2. Library reference experience.
  3. Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
  4. Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
  5. Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
  6. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  7. Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

 

COMPENSATION: $28.29/hour, not to exceed 18 hours/week

Part-time, when classes are in session MCCC Unit position

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must apply online by visiting:                                                                                http://capecod.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=105489.   

The online application instructions include directions for uploading a cover letter (which should address the minimum qualifications of the position) and a resume.  Please note that candidates invited to interview for the position will be asked to provide three professional letters of reference and copies of transcripts.

 

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 

This appointment is subject to the FY2019 budget appropriation.

 

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) and publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) background checks.

 

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other applicable statutes and College policies. Cape Cod Community College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations shall be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer, at the number and address below.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, P. Paul Alexander, located in the Nickerson Administration Building, (508)362-2131 x4307, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. 

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Librarians, New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI

Catalog Librarian/Full-Time 

New England Institute of Technology is looking for a full-time catalog librarian. As the sole cataloger for the library, the primary responsibility of this position is cataloging and classifying library resources in all formats (books, electronic resources, serials and media) according to national and local standards. Duties include ensuring database quality and accuracy by maintaining the online catalog, which includes adding and deleting titles/items and authority work; supervising the physical processing of new items and organizing library materials, including weeding and inventory.

 

The cataloger is also responsible for developing cataloging/metadata policies and creating procedures; developing strategies for improved discoverability and usability of the library's resources; working collaboratively with library staff regarding acquisitions and e-resource management; some updates to the library website; and providing monthly statistics. The cataloger may also staff the Public Services desks when necessary.

 

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum of three (3) years full-time equivalent cataloging experience in a library is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA. Experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems or library services platforms. Demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication.

 

Preferred qualifications: Experience with Koha library services platform. Experience with macro-level editing of MARC metadata using library services platform and other tools. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, and resourcefulness. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Knowledge of Regular Expressions, SQL and PERL is a plus.

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send resume and cover letter to: Donna Daigle, Office Manager, at ddaigle@neit.edu.

 

Reference Librarian/Part-Time

New England Institute of Technology is looking for a part-time reference librarian to provide general and technical reference assistance and information literacy instruction. Position also includes selection of materials, preparation of instructional aids, and website development. M.L.S., reference, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, Internet, and computer experience required. The part-time position schedule is Mondays 7:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Send resume and cover letter to: Sharon Charette, Director of Academic Documentation, at scharette@neit.edu. No phone calls please.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Associate Library Director. 

 

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager hosted on a Linux platform), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendors to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies and tools to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize EBSCO's EDS and its components
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work closely with Associate Director of the library with specific projects as needed.
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director 
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week
  • Other duties, as assigned 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

 

EDUCATIONAL criteria: Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, required. Master degree in related field, preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS)
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills
  • Must be able to work one evening per week
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities
  • Experience administering Archivematica and/or DSpace a plus

 

Work Schedule requirements:

  • Must be able to work one evening per week

Please apply by going to the URL - https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=264718&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

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Senior Library Assistant, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Senior Library Assistant-Public Services
Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a Senior Library Assistant-Public Services position. This position will assist with library operational functions: create, compile, and maintain records; receive, process, and issue library materials (including interlibrary loan and reserve reading) in a variety of formats; perform collection maintenance and inventory; conduct facilities opening and closing procedures; assist patrons with library transactions; and perform complex clerical functions, including petty cash maintenance.  

Required Education: Associate's Degree. Required Specialized Training/Certifications: Associate's Degree or two years coursework leading toward a Bachelor's Degree.  Required Minimum Work Experience: One year of customer service oriented work experience. Supervisory experience.  

Knowledge/skills/abilities required: Demonstrated ability to accurately and efficiently perform detail-oriented tasks. Experience and knowledge of technology including email, internet, databases, spreadsheets, and web-based applications. Ability to accurately and efficiently operate departmental equipment. Ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors, and customers (students, faculty, staff, community patrons). Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Library work experience. Time management skills. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse group of individuals. Experience and knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro and library-specific systems.  

This schedule for this position is: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm (during semesters); Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-4:00 pm (between semesters); schedule may be subject to change under special circumstances; overtime may be available on a limited basis. The hourly rate is $10.82 at the probationary rate and $11.55 at the working rate.  

Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at www.nmu.edu/marquette. For a summary of the benefits offered by Northern Michigan University, visit http://www.nmu.edu/hr/benefit-summaries and select technical and Office Professional Staff.

Submit NMU staff application, cover letter and resume utilizing our on-line application process by accessing https://employme.nmu.edu. All required application materials must be submitted electronically by December 14, 2018.

NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

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Curatorial Assistant, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world--and it does so from within the nation's top-ranked liberal arts college. A vibrant center for the arts at Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts' ability to catalyze both creative and critical thinking. WCMA seeks a highly motivated, organized, and intellectually curious, full-time (40 hrs/wk) Curatorial Assistant. Reporting to the senior curators, the Curatorial Assistant will support all activities of the curatorial department including exhibitions, collections and museum-based courses. This position works with the full range of art represented in the museum collection and exhibition program, across media, geography, and chronology. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For the detailed job posting and/or to apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu. PI106009983

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Data & Digital Scholarship Librarian, UW Tacoma Library, Tacoma, WA

TITLE:                       Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian

LOCATION:             UW Tacoma Library

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/57970

 THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

The UW Tacoma Library engages in the full spectrum of scholarly and teaching activities for the University of Washington Tacoma campus. As such, the UW Tacoma Library plays an essential role in the learning, teaching, research, and community partnership work of the University through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, service, and technology. UW Tacoma librarians work in a matrixed model in which all librarians carry responsibility for a single area of library work, but also contribute to all areas of library. The UW Tacoma Library aspires to be a catalyst for UW Tacoma, with agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and community.

 

UW TACOMA

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma's downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

 

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Data and Digital Scholarship (DDS) Librarian will contribute significantly to the emerging digital scholarship program at UW Tacoma and develops data services as an essential aspect of the campus's research enterprise. As a key member of the UW Tacoma LIbrary, the DDS Librarian increases the visibility and usability of digital scholarship and data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts.

This position encourages a culture of digital scholarship at UW Tacoma and the UW Libraries through by leveraging tri-campus efforts to support digital scholarship and data services in support of UW Tacoma's teaching and research mission.

 

Serving as a liaison to the Urban Studies Program and the Milgard School of Business, the DDS Librarian will have unique opportunities to embed into the activities of these programs and apply digital scholarship practices in support of the urban-serving mission of UW Tacoma. Areas of potential growth and outreach include geospatial technology, digital community archiving, community-engaged scholarship, data analytics, among others.

 

In addition to the above, all UW Tacoma Librarians participate in the full range of reference and instruction services to University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty and staff. Librarians plan, deliver, and assess research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian's academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment committed to electronic resources and access.

 

This is a full-time, 12-month position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with faculty engaged in emerging forms of scholarship, supporting all stages of the research lifecycle, from research design to audience engagement.
  • Promotes digital scholarship, data services, open access, and emerging research practices on the UW Tacoma campus through consultations, trainings, workshops, online tutorials, and other outreach methods.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of digital repositories that serve campus and university-wide needs, focusing in particular on how to best leverage these tools to support scholarly communication.
  • Develops and supports campus-based digital collections hosted in digital repository systems and other platforms used by the UW Tacoma academic community.
  • Consults one-on-one and offers workshops to faculty and student groups about data, including GIS and Geospatial Technologies.
  • Consults with faculty seeking to implement community-engaged research methodologies into courses that leverage digital technologies to connect with public audiences.
  • Serves as a subject librarian for Urban Studies and the Milgard School of Business, performing regular instruction, reference, and outreach services as articulated in the UW Tacoma Subject Librarian Guidelines.
  • Represents the Library on campus and UW Libraries committees focused on repository services, research, and data practices.
  • Participates in coordination and implementation of the library website, LibGuides, and the campus institutional repository.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Coursework or demonstrated experience with digital scholarship, digital humanities, open scholarship, data curation, and/or altmetrics.
  • Experience providing consulting services and/or training faculty, or others, in positions of authority.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Coursework or demonstrated experience with reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.

 

Preferred

  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Academic background in urban studies and/or business.
  • Coursework or demonstrated experience with GIS data and/or other geospatial technologies.
  • Experience with scripting languages for quantitative data analysis, such as R or Python.
  • Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

  

SALARY

$51,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

Application Instructions

Apply here: apply.interfolio.com/57970

 

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

 

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, December 31, 2018.

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

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

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

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Research Librarian, AFSCME, Washington, D.C.

Research Librarian I - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining

Location: Washington, D.C.

Grade:  United Staff Union -- Grade 8

Salary:  Starts at $72,447

Benefits: List of benefits

 

To be considered

Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before December 19, 2018.

 

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center. 

 

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection. 
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs. 
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned. 

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

 

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors' needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME's mission.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

 

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

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Long-term Substitute, Danville School, Danville, VT

This is a long-term substitute posting for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. 

Danville School seeks an individual committed to empowering our students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The successful candidate for this position will have skill, experience and enthusiasm in both the library and classroom environments. 

Specific duties will include: 
  • Maintaining a strong, successful library program for grades PK-12, including teaching scheduled elementary classes focusing on creating a love for reading, research skills, and technology integration.
  • Collaborating with middle and high school faculty and students on readers' advisory, research and continued implementation of our 1:1 technology program. 

Current Vermont Library/Media Specialist endorsement or the ability to obtain it is required. 

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

 

Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

For full description, click here: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3027164

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at  sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

**Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate**

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone: 360-651-7000 
Fax: 360-651-7151
TTY: 800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Position #1: Library Associate - PERS Eligible

Location: Lakewood/Smokey Point
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14900

Closing Date: December 16, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Lakewood/Smokey Point community library. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs. 


Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions

  • Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  • Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  • Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  • Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  • Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  • Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  • Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  • Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
  • May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager

Position #2: Internal PSA I - Not PERS Eligible

Location: Stanwood
Pay Range: $17.07 - 23.48 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 14754

Closing Date: December 3, 2018, 9:59pm

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or library on wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

Essential Functions

  • Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.
  • Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.
  • Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.
  • Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.
  • Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.
  • Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.
  • Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

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Library Technology Operations Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking a Library Technology Operations Assistant to help maintain technology for our busy library which sees over 32,000 visitors each month. The LTOA, under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for basic troubleshooting, administrative, and preventative maintenance tasks to ensure that library users and staff have reliable access to technology.

 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting basic issues using a ticketing system
  • Performing routine tasks such as swapping out peripherals, changing toner, organizing and monitoring supply inventory
  • Resetting wireless modem
  • Basic updates to computers and other devices
  • Training and assisting users with AV equipment
  • Creating user guides and documentation
  • Assisting with 1:1 tech help for library patrons

 

In addition to possessing the minimum qualifications (see job description), this job is for you if:

  • You are a creative problem solver and get satisfaction from the process of figuring things out
  • You like technology
  • You have a developed personal organization system
  • You have high standards for customer service
  • You like what public libraries do and want to be a part of a mission based organization
  • You have interest in understanding the operations of a public library

 

For full job description please see: www.watertownlib.org/LTOA.

 

The ideal candidate is a student or technologically-minded person that can work 15 hours a week. A typical shift will be 4-6 hours. This temporary, non-benefited position may include occasional evening or weekend shifts. The hourly wage is $20.00.

 

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Position is open until filled. The successful applicant will begin work mid-January 2019.

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Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History Program, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

The Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History Program is open to students enrolled in a graduate program or preparing to apply. Candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England. Fellows lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of NHS. A significant portion of the fellowship involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. Fellows are responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to their project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship. 35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/28/19 - 8/9/19; $5,000 stipend; 3 positions available. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

For more information and how to apply consult https://newporthistory.org/resource-center/academic-opportunities/fellowship-program/

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NEA Spring 2019: Together We Can

Attention New England Archivists members: you may apply for financial assistance to attend "Together We Can," the NEA Spring 2019 Meeting in Burlington, VT (April 4-6, 2019). "Together We Can" will focus on how archivists work with both records and users.
 
Both students and non-students may apply for assistance. Scholarships include registration for the Spring Meeting at the early-bird rate and up to $300 for travel and hotel expenses. The application period is now open, and the deadline for applying is January 15. More details and application information can be found at newenglandarchivists.org/Meeting-Travel-and-Session-Scholarships.
 
Eligible recipients will be chosen by random lottery. Details about the application and selection process can be found at the above links. Questions can be addressed to the Representatives-at-Large at repatlarge@newenglandarchivists.org.

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Librarian/Assistant Director, Youth Services, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director. The position is based upon 40 hours per week including up to two evenings and every Saturday. It is an individual contract with the Holbrook Public Library Board of Trustees. AA/EOE

  1. Primary responsibility is the management of all areas of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, acquisitions, and public relations.
  2. Provides assistance to patrons in selection of materials and reference information in all areas.
  3. Assists and instructs patrons with use of technology.
  4. Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director. 
  5. Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
  6. Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.
  7. Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
  8. Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
  9. Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
  10. Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
  11. In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
  12. Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

 

Qualifications
Candidate must have at least 2 years professional supervisory library experience; must hold an MLS degree from an accredited institution; must have working knowledge of Children's and Teen literature; excellent computer skills including library digital services (Overdrive, Hoopla); willing to work with community groups and organizations to increase the exposure of the library in the community.

Salary: Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to: Donald Colon, Library Director dcolon@ocln.org  

Please no phone calls.

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Library Associate, Youth Services, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA

The Town of Plymouth seeks applicants for the position of Library Associate in the Youth Services Department of the Plymouth Public Library.

 

Works under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian performing duties on a para-professional level. Responsibilities include a variety of duties ranging from routine clerical tasks to responsible library duties at the para-professional level in one or more activities of the Library Department. Should be familiar with child development, storytelling, programming, and collection development procedures.  Works in other library departments as required. A general understanding of all library services and a strong understanding of all library policies are needed.

 

Bachelor's Degree; one year experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of not less than six hours of library science course work related to assigned area of responsibility. Ability to work with automated library systems, valid Massachusetts Driver's license. Light to moderate physical effort in performing duties under typical library conditions; lift materials up to twenty-five pounds, bend, and reach. Must be capable of effective communication orally and in written format.

 

Salaries $20.4597/hour, 37.5 hours/week. This posting will close on December 11, 2018. Applications are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov or in the Human Resources office, Town of Plymouth, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.  Aa/EOE

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Adult Services Coordinator, Licking County Library, Newark, OH

Summary of Position:

Under the general supervision of the Public Services Manager, the Adult Services Coordinator manages the Adult Services Department and performs a variety of duties as they relate to the Library System's day-to-day service to adult readers, researchers, AV customers. The Adult Services Coordinator plans and presents programs and services for adults.

 

This is a Full-Time position; 37.5 hours per week. OPERS Retirement. The successful candidate will work a varying schedule including evenings and weekends.

 

Complete Job Description and Application Procedure:

Go to www.lickingcountylibrary.org and scroll down to the "Careers" tab, click on "Current Job Openings" and select "Adult Services Coordinator" to view a complete job description, requirement details, and apply or CLICK HERE.  

 

Deadline to apply is Monday, December 17, 2018.

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

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

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

 

Job Description:

Oversee the evening/weekend use of the library providing a quiet secure environment for study space and access to various resources. Supervise library student workers as well as open/close satellite libraries. Ensure that library computers, scanners, and printers are used and maintained in an appropriate manner. Provide routine informational assistance. Supervise collection and reconciliation of fines. Liaise with Public Safety regarding security. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requires knowledge of customer service and library procedures. Experience dealing with the public and ability to resolve patron issues necessary. Computer literacy required. Supervisory experience preferred.

 

SHIFTS AVAILABLE: 
Monday,Tuesday, & Wednesday evening shifts at Dinand Library: 6/7pm-2am; Saturdays: 12-5pm
Sunday shift at Music Library: 3-11pm
Saturday shift at Worcester Art Museum Library: 10am-4pm
These shifts are during the academic year only.

This is a part time, hourly position.

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

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

Apply here.

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Project Assistant/Curator of Ecological Archive, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES WEBSITE   

https://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs/current-jobs?bzid=22b6dbb27869

 

Job title: Project Assistant: Curator of Ecological Archive

 

The objective of this position is to determine the most efficient way to house a sample collection for ecological studies at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Duration: June 3, 2019-August 2, 2019 (some flexibility in start date and duration)

                       

Site background: Hubbard Brook is the oldest long-term ecological research site in the US and has a large collection of archived samples housed in a dedicated archive building (https://hubbardbrook.org/d/sample-archive-overview). The ultimate goal is to barcode and link all samples to a database that contains meta-data and analytical data (mostly chemical) which would facilitate identification of the most useful samples for a given study. The water samples in the collection (from streams, lakes and rain) are well organized and are in the process of being bar-coded and linked to the meta-data. The main challenge of our project is in dealing with the solid samples, which range from soils in large containers to small vials of ground plant material to tree branches to rocks.

 

Duties: The project assistant would develop a plan for how best to organize and catalog this collection. This project provides an unusual opportunity for creative input and design of an archive.

The project assistant would

  • assess the current and projected collection,
  • develop a plan of how best to group and organize the samples (based on size, sample type etc.),
  • work with the Data Manager to improve the meta-data form for sample submission,
  • and possibly help supervise the moving of the collection.

 

The project assistant will work with US Forest Service scientist Linda Pardo.

 

Compensation: commensurate with experience

 

Location: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

(located in the heart of the White Mountains)

Housing provided

 

Qualifications: The candidate should:

  • have advanced archival skills (including work/internship experience)
  • have excellent organizational skills
  • have strong spatial organization skills
  • be able to work independently and communicate clearly

Background in environmental science or familiarity with databases would be useful.

 

Please contact Dr. Linda Pardo, US Forest Service, if you have any questions: 802-656-1712.

 

CLOSING DATE: 

December 10, 2018 or until filled.

 

TO APPLY:

Please complete an online application at http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 18033-I a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. 

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Call for Student Papers: Voices of the Future

The Serials Librarian 

Voices of the Future, a column in The Serials Librarian, features papers written by students enrolled in library and information science programs. 

We have published some outstanding student papers in the past and are now seeking new papers for publication in the column. Instructors are invited to recommend for publication in the column outstanding serials-related term papers or other works students have written for their LIS courses.

Please contact Rick Block, Editor, Voices of the Future, The Serials Librarian with any questions or papers for publication.

blockr@seattleu.edu

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Executive Director, Hull Lifesaving Museum, Inc., Hull, MA

Key Responsibilities: Provide strong leadership, inspiration, and focus for the Hull Lifesaving Museum and Boston Rowing Center, lead initiative to develop new curriculum around HLM's core strengths and activities, including success metrics, act as primary spokesperson for the organization in both the South Shore and Boston, develop a fundraising strategy and targets, including new initiatives for corporate and individual development and foundations and government grants, while supporting existing annual campaigns and fundraising events, oversee growth of existing in-school and out-of-school programming, oversee senior staff as well as finance and administrative and development functions, and develop and maintain effective partnerships related to programs. Executive Director will work to expand an already committed and active Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of results-driven leadership and management experience.
  • Proven development and fundraising experience - targeting government sources, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Strong financial skills, including developing and managing a budget and reporting to stakeholders. Interest in maritime life, skills, and history is a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in consensus and community-building initiatives.
  • Experience leading a cultural organization and/or experiential education organization.

Education: Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement, and advanced degree preferred.

To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org or Hull Lifesaving Museum PO Box 221 Hull, MA 02045.

Full job description available at http://site.mawebcenters.com/hulllifesavingmuseum1/HLM_Exec_Dir_Job_Description.pdf

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Call for Proposals: ACRL 2019 Research Poster Session

ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section

2019 Research Poster Session: Call for Proposals


The Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on SaturdayJune 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 


The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.


The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

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Supervisor, Digital Metadata & Ingest, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship.

 

The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections.

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects. The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification.
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful.
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

 

To Apply

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58578

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Call for Papers: Best Student Research Paper Award 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

 

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

  • Length: approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of: 

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal
  • the quality of the composition

 

The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020.

 

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020. All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type."Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.

 

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

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Processing Archivist, Fruitlands Museum, Sharon, MA

REQUEST for PROPOSAL

Processing & Finding Aid Creation

Fruitlands Museum Archives

 

DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES:

December 14, 2018

 

Contact:        Alison Bassett, Manager of the Archives & Research Center

                        Email: abassett@thetrustees.org

 

Project Overview

Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts joined The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) in 2016. Founded in 1914 by Clara Endicott Sears, the museum takes its name from an experimental utopian community led by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane which took place on this site in 1843. Along with the acquisition of 210 acres, The Trustees acquired archival collections.

 

This project's goal is to finish processing the collections that are listed below. For each of these collections, a finding aid will need to be created in accordance with archival standards and best practices. By performing this work, we hope that the materials can become immediately available for research with the finding aids put online.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Trustees is seeking a qualified processing archivist to work at the Archives & Research Center at 27 Everett Street in Sharon, MA and process 30 linear feet.  To date, there has been a project archivist who has created a finding aid for the Shaker manuscript collection, and an archives assistant who has arranged the materials at box level. Therefore, this project's scope shall consist of processing at file level and then creating finding aids for the Fruitlands Collections for the following semi-processed archives: 

  1. Transcendentalist Collections (consists of papers from S. Margaret Fuller, Brooks Farm, George Willis Cooke, the Alcott Family, and others; lists and biographies already created - verify materials are as listed and update finding aid to reflect Trustees template)
  1. Shaker Collection (update with any additional materials)
  1. Sears Collections (update with any additional materials)
  1. Native American Collection (materials regarding the care and acquisition of materials) 
  1. Paintings (referred to as Gallery) Collection (materials regarding the care and acquisition of materials)
  1. Governance Collection (materials have been sorted by Archives Assistant, now need to be organized according to Trustees template)
  1. Stewardship Collections (to be organized according to Trustees template)

 

BACKGROUND

The Trustees of Reservations

Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation's first and Massachusetts' largest preservation and conservation nonprofit, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. Supported by members, friends and donors, The Trustees' 117 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually.

 

The Archives & Research Center

In addition to our reservations, The Trustees operates an Archives and Research Center (ARC), an archives facility that serves as the hub of our curatorial stewardship and shelter for 127 years of records. The ARC, established in 2008, cares for a rich collection of historical items, including objects, books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. Subjects represented in the collections encompass American farming, social history, women's history, and military history, as well as American art, architecture, and landscape architecture, among many others. The ARC also contains collections that document the lives of American families from the 17th to the 21st century.

 

In its short time of existence, the ARC has become a valuable resource to The Trustees' staff and researchers from around the United States. We have seen incredible growth in our use and holdings. Our goal is to continue this expansion and bring more of the ARC's resources to an even wider audience than we currently reach. By creating online access to our collections catalog and finding aids, we aim to better serve the scholars, genealogists, teachers, writers, and the public that currently enjoy our properties and resources.

 

Statement of Needs

By processing Fruitlands Museum's historical and stewardship material, the ARC team will be better able to help the Fruitlands Museum property team as they launch a new planning effort for the property and its collections. The ARC team will also gain a clearer understanding of the contents and strengths of the collections, thereby allowing us to better assist researchers, to provide better care of the physical collections; and to promote the materials to new audiences.

 

Processing work will occur at the Archives & Research Center located in Sharon. Our operating hours are 9 - 5 each weekday. The processing estimate of 30 linear feet is based on the rubric developed by Yale University. Work will begin on or about January 14th, 2019 and must be completed by March 15th, 2019.

 

Product:

The Processing Archivist, will report to the Manager of The Trustees' Archives & Research Center (ARC) for an estimated three-month period. For each collection, the archivist will compare materials against the inventory, if available; identify any items in need of conservation or special handling; arrange materials to the folder level; describe the collection by creating a finding aid in Microsoft word, using the ARC's template, and in accordance with institutional practices; rehouse where necessary, and label all boxes and folders using ARC standards for identification. Upon review, the Digital Archivist will post finished finding aids online.

 

Qualifications:

The processing archivist should have:

  • Master's degree in Library Science, with an archives concentration from an ALA -accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline preferred, such as American history.
    • Demonstrated experience in processing manuscript collections, including arrangement and housing.
    • Demonstrated experience in describing collections, supported by completed finding aids.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling and housing different types of manuscript materials.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, writing, and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.
    • Be able to able to lift or move 40 pounds unassisted, carry large/awkward folders, and climb and reach on stools and rolling ladders.

State Law prohibits discrimination. Awarding of this contract is subject to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity guidelines. The Trustees of Reservations is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

Schedule

The processing archivist would start the week of January 14th, 2019. At the start of the project a schedule will be developed identifying goals and proposed dates for completion of each stage of the project. The ARC team will support the Processing Archivist with weekly check in meetings and a review of collection arrangement plans.

 

All work for this contract must be completed by March 15, 2019.

 

Payment

This is a fixed-price contract, not to exceed $9,000. Work as outlined must be completed for this fee. Contractors will be paid monthly upon submission of an invoice for work completed in the month prior to billing.

 

Contact

Alison Bassett, Manager of the Archives & Research Center

                        Email: abassett@thetrustees.org

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Head, Cataloging and Acquisitions, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Head of the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department

 

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions department. This individual will provide leadership and expertise in a unit essential to Milner Library and Illinois State University. From cataloging unique and primary sources for one of the leading circus collections in the United States to the creation of a metadata team that will support new digital initiatives, Milner Library offers candidates extraordinary opportunities.

 

Milner Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at every level. As Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois State University offers an outstanding education to over 20,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students in diverse master's and doctoral programs. Milner Library supports those programs with a service-focused staff of 78, an institutional budget of approximately $9 million, and a collection of over 1.3 million volumes, including 100,000 e-books and 81,000 e-journals.

 

The department is responsible for the acquisition, licensing, metadata, and cataloging or archival processing of library resources; management of the library's discovery systems: SFX, EBSCO Discovery Service, and Archon; and Coral, its electronic resource management system. The library is a NACO member, participates in SACO, and has a history of early adoption of library technologies. As a member of the Consortium for Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the Library participates with 90 libraries in a VuFind and Ex Libris Voyager environment. A migration to an Ex Libris Alma environment is planned in 2020.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Information Assets, this is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor. The successful candidate must have expertise in cataloging or metadata. The position works closely with the Library's administrative office, all library departments and divisions, university lab schools, and state organizations, particularly CARLI.

 

Milner Library faculty have responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarly and creative activities, and service as outlined in Illinois State University Faculty Appointment, Salary, Promotion and Tenure Policies and Milner Library's Department and College Faculty Status Committees' Criteria for Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure.

 

Illinois State University and Milner Library believe a diverse faculty and staff helps us to better understand our world, educate our students, and engage our community. For the third consecutive year, Illinois State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a vibrant community 2-3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

 

The library's integrated library system (Ex Libris Voyager), OpenURL link resolver (Ex Libris SFX), and online catalog (VuFind) are hosted by CARLI. The resource discovery system (EBSCO Discovery Service) and Archon are hosted locally. The library uses OCLC CONTENTdm to manage digital collections and bepress Digital Commons for the institutional repository.

 

The position start date will be July 1, 2019. For a complete description and to apply, please visit posting number 0711378 at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu

 

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until position is filled. 

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Call for Participation: IIBI-UNAM Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

On November 4-8th comes the Third International Conference on Digital Archives. This time the conference will focus on:

Shaping the future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, for digital sound and hearing preservation.

That is why the call is open to participate in lectures, tutorials, posters, virtual lab, or through scientific and professional meeting. To do this we invite people to submit proposals no later than May 31, 2019.

Information and requirements to be met can be found at: http://iibi.unam.mx/ciadiii2018/

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Metadata Librarian, Federal Reserve, Washington DC

For details on how to apply, please go here https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21251

Metadata Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)- R&S-21251
Primary Location: DC-Washington
Employee Status: Regular
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Type: Standard
Travel: No
Shift: Day Job
Years of Experience Required: 1
Education Required: Master's or Equivalent Exp.
Relocation Provided: Yes
Salary Grade Low: 24 [see here for pay ranges https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers-salary.htm
Salary Grade High: 25
Posting Date: Dec 3, 2018

Position Requirements
The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family). 

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board. 

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board's mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board's Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research. 

The responsibilities and duties will include: 

  • Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniqueso Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
  • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
  • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS's native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
  • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
  • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
  • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
  • Assistance with development of the Board's taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
  • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
  • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
  • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships 
  • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list 

 

Qualifications:
Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution• Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including: integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC's Cataloger's Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills

 

Desired: 

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)• Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services. 

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Library Systems & Applications Developer, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) invites applications for the position of Library Systems and Applications Developer to join a highly collaborative and supportive team at Healey Library. The Boston campus of the five-campus public research university system is located in the scenic Boston harbor waterfront and serves the most diverse student population in New England, with international students from 150 countries. If you are a self-motivated tech-savvy professional with strong user focus related to the library applications and systems, and enjoy the diverse and culturally rich academic environment in an urban setting, please consider this great job opportunity.  

 

Title: Library Systems and Applications Developer

Position Type: Staff Full Time

Salary Range: $55,600 - $77,842

 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Library Systems and Discovery Services (LSDS), the Library Systems and Applications Developer will play a key role in enhancing and optimizing the Library's enterprise systems, including Alma/Primo, inter-library loan, EZproxy, and other systems and applications, in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows, and meet the needs of our diverse user community. The LSDS department is responsible for library core system infrastructure and the discovery services that support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UMass Boston. Healey Library recently migrated to Ex Libris' cloud-based Alma resource management and Primo discovery systems.

 

To learn more about this position and to submit an application, please visit http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/496739/library-systems-applications-developer

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Law Librarian, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Rockville, CT

The Law Library Services Unit of the Connecticut Judicial Branch currently has openings for two Law Librarian I positions. The positions entail the qualified individuals to perform professional to advanced library duties, which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. The job opportunities are located in Rockville, CT, and in Putnam, CT.

For complete information regarding the positions and to apply, please see the job posting at www.jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/#jd-103. When applying please be sure to indicate which location you are interested in, Rockville or Putnam, or indicate both.

Locations: Two Primary Locations (two positions available): Putnam, CT and Rockville, CT (May be required to work in other locations up to two days a week.)

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking qualified individuals to perform professional to advanced library duties, which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. 

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including:  Classification systems; reference sources and techniques; acquisitions;  cataloging and filing; bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

Experience and Training: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. 

 

Starting Salary $62,080 plus benefits.

Applications must be received by December 17, 2018. Applications should be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please select the location(s) you wish to work. 

Please reference posting number 18-1000-111 and indicate location(s) of interest.

AA/EOE

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Head of Teaching and Learning, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Head of Teaching and Learning. Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Public Services, this position coordinates Houghton Library's teaching and learning initiatives, including classroom instruction, Houghton Library's undergraduate fellowship program, January-term classes, and special collections-based digital scholarship, and takes a leading role in continuously enhancing and assessing learning environments to engage students and faculty with Houghton Library's distinctive special collections.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and search as an external candidate for requisition 47644BR

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Librarian, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR

Description (see here)

At Clackamas Community College (CCC), we are here to serve our students and our community. Our mission is to serve the people of the college district with high-quality education and training opportunities that are accessible to all students, adaptable to changing needs and accountable to the community we serve. CCC fosters personal growth and academic excellence, recognizes the inherent goodness of all people, models personal and academic integrity, respects diversity, and shows concern for the needs and feelings of others.
 
CCC Library supports the mission of Clackamas Community College by providing user-friendly research tools, relevant resources, customized library instruction, and welcoming, inclusive spaces for the CCC community. CCC Library seeks to fill one full time faculty position to help us creatively and sustainably further our mission and continuously improve our services. This position will co-lead CCC Library's instruction program and perform duties related to website maintenance, assessment, collection development, outreach, and public services.
 
The library department resides in the Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Division. CCC Library works with Writing Center/Tutoring, Counseling, Skills Development, ESL, Writing/English, Instructional Support and Professional Development, and many other departments to provide learners with essential skills for daily life, the workplace, their community, and further education. CCC Library serves the three campuses of Clackamas Community College. CCC Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Library Consortium.
 
The position may work evenings, weekends, and throughout the academic year as needed by the institution.
 
Responsibilities and duties:
Specific duties shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-leading library instruction and services that target and improve first-year student retention and student success.
  • Collaborating with faculty to integrate library instruction into the curriculum.
  • Providing reference assistance to the college community.
  • Participating with other librarians and faculty in the development, implementation, and assessment of the library's information literacy curriculum.
  • Coordinating and maintaining the CCC Library website and LibGuides.
  • Making recommendations for and assisting in formulation of library policies, and contributing to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Recommending materials in a variety of formats for purchase based on user interests and curricular requirements.
  • Collaborating with librarian team to build a comprehensive collection management strategy.
  • Participating in college-wide, divisional, and departmental meetings as scheduled.
  • Establishing a professional development plan to remain current with advances in the field of library science and information delivery systems.
  • Compiling data for reports as required by the College.
  • May provide assistance to other department personnel as workload and staffing levels dictate.

Qualifications

The education and/or work experience sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the cover letter/resume will not substitute for the completed application.

MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience in public services or academic settings.
  • Evidence of teaching experience and competency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology.
  • Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.
  • Experience with current instructional technology (LMS, library chat software, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES:
Valid driver's license acceptable in the State of Oregon.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with joint-use libraries and/or library consortiums.
  • Evidence of organizational, systems thinking, and project coordination skills.
  • Experience using LibGuides.
  • Experience with program assessment.
  • Familiarity with UDL and accessibility.
  • Familiarity with OER, open pedagogy, copyright, and intellectual property.
  • Experience in a community-centric library.

Other Job Elements

The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including the use of step stools in order to retrieve archived materials. Duties may involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as papers, files, boxes, equipment, computers, etc., and rarely requires moving materials weighing over 25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, monitor, projector, calculator, printer, and standard office equipment.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work environment includes classroom, lab, or other setting as appropriate.
May be exposed to minimal chemical exposure.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervision of other personnel is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel and may assign work to student workers.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the general direction of the Dean Institutional Effectiveness & Planning.

Additional Information

Clackamas Community College is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its programs. It is the policy of the Clackamas Community College and its Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment in any educations programs, activities or employment on the grounds of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, genetic information or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.  
 
The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws.
 
Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the dean of Human Resources for Clackamas Community College in Barlow Hall at the Oregon City campus, 503-594-3300. Please note the following areas of responsibility, should you need relevant resources or information: Section 504 Coordinator, Disability Coordinator, Oregon City campus, 503-594-3181; Title II Coordinator, Associate Dean, Oregon City campus, 503-594-3392; Title IX Coordinator, Dean, Human Resources, Oregon City campus, 503-594-3300.


ADDITIONAL POSTING INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply for this position, you must submit:

  • Completed online application
  • Cover Letter - In no more than two pages provide a brief overview of your background, experience, and skills, your qualities and beliefs as related to the job requirements, anything else you wish the committee to know about you.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Completed responses to the Supplemental Questions

Upon hire, candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for degrees earned.


SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
CCC only accepts applications through this online application system. We want you to be successful in applying with us. We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application in advance of the deadline. 
 
For assistance with this, please email hr@clackamas.edu. For technical assistance with your application, please call (855) 524-5627.
 
Please note: This is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum/special qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position.  Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration. 
 
Required documents must be provided at the time of application. Please remove any personal information such as photographs, date of birth, gender, social security number, and other protected information from your documents. Documents containing protected information will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Positions are subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in the handbook or association agreement (as applicable) to assess education and experience. For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement. 
 
Clackamas Community College participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. This information is kept completely confidential, is obtained only after a candidate is hired, and will not be used to pre-screen any job applicant.
 
The college does not sponsor employees in the visa application process if they intend to use this as their means to work in the United States. This means that all required work visas must be in place and supported by appropriate evidence to be employed by Clackamas.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
 
This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Clackamas Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Clackamas Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

 

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE STATEMENT:
Applicants are eligible to use Veteran's Preference when applying with Clackamas Community College in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230 and 408.235; and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015. Preference will only be given if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position and electronically attach the required documentation at the time of application.
 
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) - OR - Letter from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs indicating a non-service connected pension.
  • Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

For information regarding Veteran's Preference qualifications, visit the following website: http://www.oregonjobs.org/DAS/STJOBS/vetpoints.shtml

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Request For Proposal Consultant, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT seeks experienced consultant to guide staff and trustees in preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop a new website.

Submissions must be received by 4:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brattleboro Town Manager's Office, Attn: BML Website RFQ, 230 Main Street, Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301, at which time and place all submissions will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A complete Request for Qualifications can be obtained from the Town Manager's Secretary via phone (802) 251-8151 or by email (tmsecretary@brattleboro.org).

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Systems and Discovery Librarian, Hilton M. Briggs Library, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Systems and Discovery Librarian

(Assistant or Associate Librarian depending on qualifications)

Hilton M. Briggs Library 

South Dakota State University

 

South Dakota State University (SDSU) seeks an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Systems and Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate will provide support for library systems for SDSU collaborating with library staff to enhance users' ability to identify, retrieve, and use library resources. The successful candidate will also work as part of a team to enhance and support the consortium of South Dakota's six public university libraries. This 12-month faculty Librarian position reports to the SDSU Head of Technical Service; participates in professional activity; and serves on library, university, and statewide committees. The Systems and Discovery Librarian supervises the Library Computer Support Specialist and works in conjunction with South Dakota Board of Regents staff.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and training to build an integrated framework for library systems (e.g. link resolvers, digital object storage and access systems, interlibrary loan, integrated library systems, and discovery solutions) to improve the user experience;
  • Shape the library's technological future by exploring and advocating for user-centered library systems and applications;
  • Collaborate with library staff, campus instructional designers, IT colleagues, and consortium partners to provide flexible and innovative information services;
  • Use technology creatively to address challenges and improve processes;
  • Support and enhance the ILS, including testing, customizing reports, training staff, and improving staff and user interfaces;
  • Contribute research support for library collection analysis activities, digitization initiatives, and assessment;
  • Provide reference assistance, including some weekend duty;
  • Fulfill faculty expectations for librarianship and service as required for rank adjustment;
  • Support the Board of Regents libraries assisting with resolving problems, enhancing library systems, and encouraging collaboration and communication;
  • Report to System Library Council on consortium issues and potential areas of growth and collaboration; oMonitor and evaluate emerging technologies and make recommendations for adoption, as appropriate;
  • Lead working groups responsible for evaluating, selecting, and negotiating shared services;
  • Provide leadership for functional groups to enhance communication between librarians, develop best practices, and plan for future developments; and
  • Serve as primary point of support for User Groups and Functional Teams.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program by start date;
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and discovery services;
  • Graduate coursework and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: digitization of information, integrated library systems, discovery services, metadata, networking, computer programming;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate technical information to a general audience and to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff; and
  • Ability to work collegially and in a leadership role with library colleagues in a complex and changing environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • An earned subject Master's degree in addition to the MLS by start date;
  • Work experience in an academic or research library;
  • Knowledge of or experience with discovery services and an understanding of issues and trends in resource discovery;
  • Knowledge of or experience with maintaining databases and troubleshooting access problems;
  • Knowledge of or experience in library systems, acquisitions, cataloging, serials, collection development, digital projects, or information services;
  • Knowledge of or experience with Alma, Primo, and/or Drupal;
  • Knowledge of or experience with design, implementation, and maintenance of web pages;
  • Knowledge of or experience with instructional and/or presentation software;
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in providing data services;
  • Experience providing reference service; and
  • Ability to embrace change, think creatively and work independently.

 

SALARY: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on qualifications.

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: 

SDSU is a land grant institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. It is the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The library staff consists of 30 full time employees. The South Dakota public university libraries consist of Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.

 

For a full listing of the responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. The Library actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

SDSU is an AA/EO employer.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 18, 2019.

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Call for Papers: Borders & Belonging

CFP: Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants

Book Editor: Ana Ndumu

Publisher: Library Juice Press

Series: Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS

Series Editors: Annie Pho and Rose L. Chou

 

Borders & belonging: Critical examinations of LIS approaches toward immigrants is a response to the need for discourse on how the LIS field, particularly in North America, is shaped by longstanding ideologies on nativity, race, ethnicity, language, class, and "belonging." The goal is to probe concrete aspects of the LIS field (e.g., workforce, programs, facilities, resources, education and publications) and shed light on ethnocentric and essentialist frameworks. Here, an immigrant is defined as a person who permanently lives in but was born outside of the U.S. or Canada and respective territories.  An immigrant is either a refugee, asylee, legal permanent resident, naturalized citizen or undocumented person. Please consult the editor about ideas involving international students. 

 

Works should critically examine the role of immigration policy along with sociocultural paradigms in the library-immigrant relationship. Prospective authors are encouraged to refer to Mignolo and Walsh's On Decoloniality: Concepts, Analytics, Praxis along with Caidi, Allard, and Quirke's Information practices of immigrants to develop their contributions.

 

Below is a sample, not exhaustive, list of topics:

  • libraries and the promotion of assimilation or westernization
  •   linkages between libraries and colonialism and/or imperialism
  • the role of libraries and information in mass migration and globalization
  • immigrant self-determination versus structural inequality
  • immigrant pre-migration information behavior
  • immigrant contributions to information innovations (e.g., Silicon Valley, H-1B visa)
  • presumptions of immigrant information incompetence and/or digital divides
  • libraries and model minority narratives
  • libraries and liberation rhetoric in the immigrant context
  • libraries in sanctuary cities/states
  • libraries in immigration detention centers
  • libraries, immigrants, privacy and the USA PATRIOT Act
  • library services to specific immigrant groups (i.e., DACA recipients, TPS holders, religious minorities, forcefully displaced groups)
  • nativism, populism, or xenophobia in libraries
  • historical aspects of library services to immigrants
  • gaps in immigrant information behavior research
  • immigrants in the LIS workforce

 

Invited authors will complete 3,000 to 6,000 word chapters. LIS affiliates (LIS professionals, paraprofessionals, students and faculty) in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to propose chapters. Chapters may be conceptual or empirical, exploratory or explanatory. All research methods are welcome. Case studies and literature reviews must draw from both migration/population studies and LIS literature. No previously submitted or published material. 

 

Submissions:

Please email a 300-500 word proposal to Ana Ndumu at andumu@umd.edu  by December 15, 2018. Proposals should include:

  • Anticipated title
  • Chapter rationale
  • Brief outline
  • Author(s) bio(s)

 

About Library Juice Press:

Library Juice Press, an imprint of Litwin Books, LLC, specializes in theoretical and practical issues in librarianship from a critical perspective, for an audience of professional librarians and students of library science. Topics include library philosophy, information policy, library activism, and in general anything that can be placed under the rubric of "critical studies in librarianship."

 

About the Series:

The Critical Race Studies and Multiculturalism in LIS series collects and publishes works from theoretical, practical and personal perspectives that critically engage issues of race, ethnicity, cultural diversity and equity in library and information science (LIS). Works published in this series include:

Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS

edited by Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho

Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

edited by Gina Schlesselman-Tarango

Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom

edited by Nicole A. Cooke and Miriam E. Sweeney

 

About the Editor: 

Ana Ndumu is a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park's College of Information Studies. She earned a Ph.D. in Information at Florida State University´s School of Information and explores the intersection of libraries, information and demography (specifically migration). 

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Call for Papers: Library History Round Table 2019 Research Forum

Walls, Wells, or Welcomes: Libraries in the Lives of Immigrants, Old and New

 

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., June 20-25, 2019. The theme of the Forum will be re-examining the relationship between libraries and immigrants/immigration, in any country, any region of the world.

 

One of the most divisive topics in our current society is immigration policy and the issues and concerns stretch backwards throughout library history as well. Libraries have been present in the lives of immigrants in the United States (and potentially other countries) as institutions that were unfamiliar or unwelcoming (walls), sources of wisdom (oftentimes through immigrant children), and/or a welcome to a new community. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Acculturation, libraries, and the American middle class;
  • The role of immigrant children in helping their parents become introduced to libraries and to reading;
  • Specialized services introduced and developed to support immigrants' information needs;
  • Working with the "foreign population," in urban or rural settings;
  • The development of classification systems that were affected by immigration;
  • Readers' advisory services for immigrants;
  • Children's and/or youth services and the "foreign born;"
  • Libraries and internment/detainment camps.

 

LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners. Proposals are due on February 15, 2019.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the presenter's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. The abstract should include a problem or thesis, as well as a statement of significance, objectives, methods/primary sources used for the research, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for works in progress).

 

LHRT Research Committee will select up to three authors to present their completed work at the Forum. Completed papers are due May 15, 2019, and the Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 23, 2019. All presenters will be notified of the submission outcome no later than May 31, 2019, and must register to attend the conference.

 

Questions? Contact Dr. Cindy Welch at cwelch11@utk.edu.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth

 

UMass Dartmouth is continuing its search for the position of Information Services Librarian for Science and Engineering. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering, School of Marine Science and Technology, and multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate.

Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796.

The review of applications is ongoing.

 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494297/assistantassociate-librarian-science-and-engineering

 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the South Coast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives.

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Instructional Design & Liaison Librarian, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Instructional Design & Liaison Librarian

As the pre-eminent educational institution for the performing arts, Berklee is committed to transforming arts education and empowering artistic growth. We also seek to equip our students with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today's knowledge-driven, global society. To help advance this mission, the Berklee Library is seeking a creative, technically-grounded and visionary new team member. The successful candidate for this position will employ her/his skills in instructional design together with library expertise and strong communication skills to serve Berklee's widely diverse community. This position is situated in a diverse, multidisciplinary department which, in addition to providing library services and resources, also serves as the campus-wide incubator for innovative technology; provides music technology facilities and training; oversees a robust events program and provides oversight for the Berklee archives. The position reports to the Director of Learning Support Services.

Essential Functions/Primary Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and deliver online learning materials to support library instruction; provide research services in consultation and collaboration with faculty and library staff; support the administration of library guides.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and faculty to employ expertise in learning theory, pedagogy, and assessment to strengthen and enhance the library instruction program.
  • Create and implement innovative information products, including media-based materials, tools and services to provide high quality, user-focused learning experiences that support information literacy, lifelong learning and critical appraisal skills, and improve student-learning outcomes.
  • Administer LibApps and support innovation, discoverability and user interface design of library products and services through both front-end and back-end development.
  • Teach face-to-face, small-group, blended, and online library instruction through courseintegrated sessions, particularly for Berklee's first-year experience course. Also develop and lead workshops, innovative events and cross-campus collaborations.
  • Provide a broad range of research and reference services through walk-ups, appointment and online. Provide individual appointments and in-depth research consultations.
  • Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to promote active learning and enhance learning environments. Help integrate information competency elements into course materials.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in academic library outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, library outreach and information access.
  • Contribute to programming activities within The Libraries. Embrace and promote an environment of continual improvement and learning. Work closely with other team members, identify and recommend relevant initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other groups on campus to provide appropriate library support for cocurricular programs and activities.
  • Engage with the broader college community through service and leadership.

Other Duties May include:

  • Periodic collection development duties including assisting with digital collections.
  • Engage and contribute to the broader Berklee community through service and leadership.
  • May require occasional non-standard working hours, such as nights and weekends, depending on instructional demands.

Required Skills

  • Flexibility and a high comfort level with change is a requirement for thriving in Berklee's agile, highly entrepreneurial culture.
  • Willingness to take risks and adopt experimental approaches.
  • A commitment to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion with respect for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience with instructional design principles.
  • Knowledge or experience with implementing and integrating instructional technologies, including video or media editing, or graphic design, into an information literacy program.
  • Demonstrated abilities or experiences of technical aptitude.
  • Flexibility and the ability/willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Experience with reference or music reference.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience with first-year experience courses and/or delivering library services to first generation college students.

Required Experience:

  • Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or a Masters degree in Education, Instructional Technology or Learning Design OR equivalent strong professional experience in related area.
  • 2 or more years of experience in an academic or music library.
  • Experience conducting instruction for undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Active commitment to and engagement with creative practice and the performing arts

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subjectto possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other thanan "atwill" employment relationship.

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

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The position will remain open for applications until filled Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Additional perks:

  • Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
  • We work on Macs Great benefits

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Call for Applications: Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship

Call for Applications: 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2019

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium. This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics). The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution. Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2019. Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com.

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Intern, Fallingwater Collections, Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater Collections Internship

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Judy Cheteyan Fallingwater Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection.

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Preservation and Registrar, the Collections Intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Projects Planned:

  • Continued cataloging of all Kaufmann Family correspondence and images, including digitization and PastPerfect database updates
  • Ongoing rehousing of archival materials, including architectural drawings
  • Condition reporting of a selection of collection objects

Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives with preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

Position Duration: Ten weeks, beginning June 3, 2019, and ending August 9, 2019. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. July 4 is an unpaid holiday.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is an hourly paid internship. Coed, shared housing is provided at no charge. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email the following items to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Collections Intern in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference (academic or employer)
  • Essay of 500 words on how participating in our internship program fits your academic and/or career goals

Application deadline: January 31, 2019

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Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Teach in Boston This Summer!

YOU ARE HUNGRY for an inspiring intellectual challenge and ready to grow personally and professionally.

During your summer with Generation Teach, you will:

  • Complete 2 weeks of training and build a strong community with 32 college and highschool student teaching fellows.
  • Teach 2 math, engineering, reading, or social studies classes and 2 elective classes each day to middle-school students for 4 weeks.
  • Receive daily feedback from your coach, a $1,500 cash scholarship, and an AmeriCorps Education Award.
  • Grow as a student, teacher, and leader while investing in dynamic Boston middle-school students.

Organization:

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middleschool students in academically rigorous and culturally relevant summer experiences. We launched in Colorado in 2014, expanded into Massachusetts in 2015, and opened in Rhode Island in 2017.

Summer Teaching Fellowship:

We are seeking current college juniors who reflect the diversity and excellence of the communities we serve. Fellows have a strong interest in teaching and/or a career in education. The Boston fellowship extends 6 weeks and runs from June 17 - July 26, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and includes evening events.

  • Complete two weeks of training
  • Teach two sections of engineering, math, reading, or social studies four times per week
  • Design and teach two sections of electives three times per week
  • Plan and co-lead daily routines and community-building activities
  • Reflect daily on your teaching and growth with your teacher coach and peers in individual and staff meetings

Qualifications:

  • Current college junior with an interest in teaching and/or a career in education
  • Alignment with Generation Teach's mission, vision, and values
  • Strong academic preparation, growth mindset, commitment to building relationships, and readiness for an intensive experience
  • Strong commitment to teaching and/or working in the Boston community

Taxable Scholarship:

Total package: $2,752.91

  • $1,500 deposited in your bank account in three installments of $500
  • $1,252.91 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the summer

For more information, click here.

To apply, click here.

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Electronic Records Analyst, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

The Office of the Public Records Administrator, Connecticut State Library, is recruiting for a full-time Electronic Records Analyst (Librarian 2).

 

The position will be responsible for performing complex professional records management duties in the following areas: develop or update state/municipal records retention schedules; write policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations to support the effective management of records in all formats, including electronic records (structured and unstructured), email and social media; help to implement the statewide enterprise content management system and services in coordination with the information technology bureau and state agencies; develop and present online and onsite training to state/municipal staff; assist state/municipal staff with records management issues; conduct agency site visits and facility inspections; and perform related duties as required. 

 

The preferred candidate will have considerable experience providing electronic records management services within a government or other organization; knowledge of principles, standards, guidelines and best practices of records management, including electronic records management; knowledge of records management including electronic records (structured & unstructured), email and social media, implementation of enterprise content management systems and services, and development of records retention schedules; experience developing and providing online and onsite records management training; a Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation.

 

A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional records management or library work is required.  The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.

 

For the full job announcement including closing date, salary, and application instructions, go to:

https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=181113&R2=5395AR&R3=001

 

Please note that the duties included in the Introduction and the Preferred Qualifications sections are specific to this position, which is a Records Management position within the Office of the Public Records Administrator. Other sections of the job posting are included as the baseline for all Librarian 2 Job Class positions.

 

Candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter using the Resume Tab section of the online application. This documentation will be required prior to the interview selection process.

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Research & Instruction Librarian for Science and Healthcare, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties

The Research & Instruction Librarian for Science and Healthcare serves as a tenure-track subject librarian and teaches information literacy, provides research assistance, and develops print and electronic collections in the disciplines of healthcare and the sciences in support of teaching and scholarship. Specifically, the librarian is the liaison between the library and the departments of Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Geological Sciences, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy. The librarian shares the responsibility for participating in general library instruction, research assistance, assessment activities, strategic planning, and other library and campus initiatives. 
 
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the top Massachusetts state universities in the percentage of undergraduates majoring in a science or healthcare field and the university continues to experience rapid growth in these areas. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2013.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as a subject librarian and liaison between the library and assigned academic departments, including Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Geological Studies, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy
  2. Promotes, provides, and assesses library instruction - both online and in-person -in support of assigned departments and other disciplines as needed
  3. Responsible for collection development in assigned disciplines, including assessment, selection, and deselection
  4. Provides specialized research assistance for faculty and students through a variety of methods, including via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person
  5. Develops, maintains, and updates instructional materials, with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials
  6. Investigates, develops, and implements instructional technologies appropriate to health and sciences curriculum
  7. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general orientation, tours, and the Summer Bridge Program
  8. Promotes the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to academic departments and assists with coordination of campus outreach efforts
  9. Assists in accreditation, program review, and other official assessment processes
  10. Contributes to library and university-wide committees, initiatives, and projects as requested

Incumbents are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The position is subject to available funding.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's of library & information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program 

  2. Proven track record teaching information literacy (classes, workshops, one-on-one) in a higher education or professional setting

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential
  2. Education or experience in the sciences, health sciences, or relevant field
  3. Experience in an academic library setting
  4. Evidence of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  5. Demonstrated working knowledge of current educational technologies
  6. Commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

 

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online  and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts

 

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.  

 

EEO Statement: 
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

 

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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Data and Evaluation Coordinator, UMB Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Baltimore, MD

Data and Evaluation Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

 

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, healthcare and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advise on evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with data science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 4, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataEvalLib.   

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

 

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces.

Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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Promising Pals 2018-2019, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Hello Graduate Students! Are you ready to be a pal?

The time has come to recruit for the 2018-2019 Promising Pals program!

The Promising Pals program is a mentoring/literacy pen pal program at the
James P. Timilty School, a Boston public middle school located in Roxbury that
serves grades 6-8. Pals will exchange at least four letters with a middle
school student between December 2018 and May 2019, and must be available to
attend the Promising Pals Breakfast hosted at the Timilty Middle School on May
31, 2019.

This community service opportunity is open to all graduate students, though all participants MUST be available to attend the Promising Pals Breakfast. Questions can be directed towards promising@simmons.edu.

If you are interested in becoming a Promising Pal for the upcoming school year, then please register by December 5th at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNGW82N

If you have any questions about and/or problems with the registration form (or
anything at all), please feel free to email promising@simmons.edu or call 617-
521-2235.

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Head of Technical Services, Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

OUTSIDE PWN
Head of Technical Services (Librarian)
University of Maryland Baltimore, Francis King Carey School of Law - Baltimore, MD

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology, the Head of Technical Services provides leadership for the selection, processing, organization, and maintenance of library resources in all formats. This faculty librarian oversees: purchasing, licensing, cataloging, and processing of materials using the Ex Libris ILS; gathering data related to the use of the law library's collection; negotiating with vendors; forecasting acquisitions expenditures; and borrowing from / lending to other libraries (ILL). The Head of Technical Services is a critical member of the Library's leadership team, providing input on strategic directions and programs. This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees; participates in local, regional and national consortia; and participates in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) work groups.
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Librarian, Williams Kastner & Gibbs PLLC, Seattle, WA

Librarian (part-time)
Williams Kastner & Gibbs PLLC - Seattle, WA

Duties will include clerical and other library work as required to support the functioning of the library. This is not a reference position. Daily activities will include mail and print management; ILS and electronic resource management; library orderliness; collection development and expenditures management (acquisitions, standing orders, subscriptions, cancellations and returns) for two offices; interlibrary loan; and maintenance of records and files related to library service activities and projects. The qualified candidate will have experience as a librarian within a law firm or law library. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong, active listening skills and the ability to follow instructions. Ability to sustain attention to detail. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks. Basic computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Strong analytical skills with the capacity to recommend improvements or solutions.

Apply to: Arun Mistry AMistry@williamskastner.com

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Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Tacoma, WA

WASHINGTON
Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Washington Libraries - Tacoma, WA

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Data and Digital Scholarship (DDS) Librarian will contribute significantly to the emerging digital scholarship program at UW Tacoma and develops data services as an essential aspect of the campus's research enterprise. As a key member of the UW Tacoma Library, the DDS Librarian increases the visibility and usability of digital scholarship and data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This position encourages a culture of digital scholarship at UW Tacoma and the UW Libraries through by leveraging tri-campus efforts to support digital scholarship and data services in support of UW Tacoma's teaching and research mission.
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Intern, MDT Library, Helena, MT

This is a Summer Internship position and all applicants must be enrolled in a College, University, or Tech School. If applicant is not currently enrolled in a College, University or Tech School the application will not be considered for a position. 

One intern will be hired from this posting; interns will work in the Research Bureau.


Interns do not receive benefits such as paid holidays, medical coverage, earned vacation, or sick leave.


Work schedule will be 40 hours a week during the summer.


Please check out the following link to view the 2018 MDT Library Intern experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yP0sN7GlZs&index=3&list=PLxseor6I1x1GIQKli17N1jFAQHs-rk5-Z


Pay is determined by credit hours earned by the end of Spring semester 2019:


60-90 credit hours = $13.04 
91+ credit hours = $14.42

 

Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
 
Duties: The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, helping to clean up the library catalog system, copying and creating records to add to our system, assisting with the management of our interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research Newsletter, making sure MDT research products are widely available online, and assisting with daily library operations.
 
There may be additional intern-initiated projects, depending on the library-related interests of the intern. Daily work activities include: copy cataloging of print materials; enhancing catalog records with tables of contents and summaries; shelf-reading; checking the collection for mis-shelved items; working on research guides; identifying useful resources that may be relevant for MDT Library patrons; assisting with finding literature needed by MDT employees.
 
Competencies: Knowledge and skills required for this position include strong attention to detail, organization skills, good communication, teamwork skills, and computer skills.


 

 
Qualifications: 
Must be currently enrolled in College, University, or Tech School at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants need to be at least entering junior year or have completed at least 60 hours. If an applicant is enrolled in a Tech School (2 year program) the credit minimum is 30 credits hours. Related majors include but are not limited to: library science, library media services, informatics/information science.
 
Must have demonstrated an interest in library work as a career. Only electronic applications will be accepted. If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.
 
All documents for claimed Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.
 
Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

 

 
Applicant Pool Statement:  Not Applicable 
Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  

Salary: $ 13.04 - 14.42  Hourly 

Benefits Package Eligibility: Retirement Plan Optional 

Agency:  Department of Transportation 

Union:  000 - None 

Bargaining Unit:  000 - None  

Posting Date: Nov 29, 2018, 12:15:57 PM 

Closing Date: Jan 1, 2019, 1:59:00 AM 
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts  
Contact Name: Angela Murolo | Contact Email: amurolo@mt.gov  | Contact Phone: 406-444-6345 
The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications.
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Library Systems Coordinator, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Library System Coordinator

Librarian II or III

 

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Library System Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, this position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system. This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating software patches and upgrades, and providing training and documentation to library staff. This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, possible enhancements, special LSP-related projects, and auxiliary services. The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries

Example of Duties:

  1. Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  2. Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:

  • Coordinating installation and implementation of software upgrades and system enhancements;
  • Maintaining and compiling data imports and exports;
  • Testing of system parameters of all new functions and external connections (such as Z39.50, NCIP);
  • Interactions between FOLIO and other systems like EDS, GOBI and local campus systems.
  • Running management reports and other batch jobs;
  • Creating and maintaining documentation and coordinating support and training for staff;
  • Writing reports and supporting reporting applications; and,
  • Working on special projects as necessary.

3. Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.

4. Works collaboratively with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff that provides software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.

5. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.

6. Participate in the Consortium's assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing collection usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  Ensure transparency in sharing collection assessment activities to support data-driven decisions.

7.  May be asked to represent the Five Colleges at appropriate, selected professional meetings and conferences.

8. Serve on internal and Five College library committees as needed.

9. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.

10. Performs other related duties as required.

11. Works a schedule that includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.
  2. Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  5. Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML; Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages.
  6. Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.
  7. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  8. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  9.  Ability to contribute toward creating positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  10. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  11. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  12. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  13. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  14. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  15. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  16. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance3 of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  17. Understanding, appreciation of and experience with the goals of higher education.
  18. Understanding of library operations.
  19.  Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with both library and vendor staff.
  20. Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
  21. Excellent analytical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills related to technical environment.
  22. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and the ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian II salary floor is $60,000

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496567/library-system-coordinator and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 11, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship.

 

The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections.

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects. The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification.
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful.
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

 

To Apply

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57496

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Geospatial Information Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Geospatial Information Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Geospatial Information Librarian to lead and develop GIS services for teaching, learning, and research as a part of the emerging digital scholarship program in the UMass Amherst Libraries. Promotes, teaches, and supports the use of GIS technologies in research and instructional efforts. Applies and promotes best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts. Participates in and contributes to the growth of the digital scholarship effort in the Libraries and on campus.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide specialized GIS and geospatial data support for research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, students, and researchers in all disciplines.
  2. Lead, develop, and promote GIS services and resources to meet curricular and research needs on campus.
  3. Provide research assistance, presentations, and instruction on the use of GIS tools and software.
  4. Develop services to assist faculty, students, and staff in finding and applying geospatial data.
  5. Collaborate with librarians, library staff, and campus communities to provide general and specialized GIS instruction in geospatial concepts and specific systems.
  6. Collaborate with other library and campus programs to apply and promote best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts.
  7. Consult with and advise faculty, students, and other researchers on specific GIS projects in support of their academic pursuits, techniques, and methodologies through project support, workings, training programs, and curricular engagement.
  8. Collaborate on the development and implementation of library and university projects that involve the use of geospatial data.
  9. Collaborate with other library and campus programs to apply and promote best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts.
  10. Work closely with subject librarians in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in their disciplines.
  11. Monitor trends in GIS applications to teaching and research, and stay abreast of advances in geospatial technologies.
  12. Support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities in digital scholarship on campus.
  13. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
  14. Collaborate with library staff and others campus stakeholders in developing vision and development of digital scholarship initiatives.
  15. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  16. Represent the Libraries at Five College Committees, Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences if asked.
  17. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  18. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. 3 years demonstrated experience using desktop and web GIS and mapping software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, MapInfo and Carto; experience with applications of these tools in research and teaching.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with and a working knowledge of how geospatial data are created, processed, organized, and used.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of geospatial metadata standards, methods, and formats.
  5. Experience teaching GIS and geospatial concepts in an academic library environment with a demonstrated facility in conveying technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  6. Awareness of the latest trends in academic librarianship.
  7. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills, including presentation skills, as well as initiative, flexibility and willingness to engage in continual learning.
  8. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  9. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  10. Ability to respond effectively to rapidly changing needs and priorities showing initiative, flexibility, and good humor.
  11. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects.
  12. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  13. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  14. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  15. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  16. Understanding, appreciation of and experience with the goals of higher education.

 

Preferred:

  1. Additional degree in GIS, geography, geology, geomatics or professional experience in these or similar areas.
  2. Experience with programming languages such as Python, Perl, or PHP
  3. Experience with data visualization tools, software, and concepts as related to geospatial information

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian II salary floor is $60,000

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496426/geospatial-information-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 11, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Genealogy Services Pilot Project Manager, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Knowledge and Library Services

Harvard Business School Alumni Research - Genealogy Services Pilot

Project Management Job Description

 

Be part of an exciting new pilot at the Baker Library at Harvard Business School (HBS) exploring the possibility of a new genealogical research service to a large manuscript collection for HBS alumni exclusively.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates a team of three point persons and an advisory group in the implementation of a new design and research service.
  • Develops a robust project plan and helps guide the project.
  • Identifies opportunities and potential components of the plan.
  • Collaborates closely with HBS departments including Knowledge and Library Services and External Relations.
  • Provides administrative support including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, meeting materials, correspondence and emails, creating checklists, documenting and communicating meeting minutes, etc.
  • Keeps Special Collections Librarian and Managing Director, Baker for Business apprised of progress regularly.

 

Required

  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience in research in the genealogy field

 

Preferred/Desirable

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in conducting in-depth historical research with primary resources

 

Other

  • Up to 17 hours per week.
  • Non-benefits eligible
  • Reports to Special Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS

 

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com

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Library Public Services Assistant, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Position: Library Public Services Assistant

Substitute - not on regular schedule - on call as needed anytime library is open Intermittent Part Time, unbenefited

November 29, 2018 Forbes Library Position: Library Public Services Assistant Substitute - not on regular schedule - on call as needed anytime library is open Intermittent Part Time, unbenefited

Provide services to all library patrons as part of the Circulation, Information Services and Children's Teams. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Check materials in and out
  • Process InterLibrary Loan materials
  • Shelve books and other materials
  • Direct patrons to appropriate staff
  • Deliver materials to other library areas
  • Participate in opening and closing procedures
  • Respond to reference and information requests, and provide readers'/viewers'/listeners' advisory via phone, email, and in person
  • Assist patrons with electronic resources, reference, and circulating collections
  • Troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines, and computers
  • Teach patrons the use of technology and information resources one-on-one
  • Assist with creating and maintaining book displays
  • May be required to supervise work study staff
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the public
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, professional attitude, reliability, and organizational ability
  • Flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with CW MARS network and Evergreen ILS

 

Work Environment

  • Considerable public and staff contact and rapid turnover at service desks
  • Sometimes lifts and/or transports objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds; pushes or pulls carts loaded with materials. Retrieves and/or shelves objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds from all shelving level
  • Possible exposure to dust, newsprint, etc. in book stack areas
  • Extended periods of standing or sitting may be required

Salary: $11.67 per hour

Starting Date: As soon as filled

Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Contact: jobs@forbeslibrary.org Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA 01060

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Library Director, North Adams Public Library, North Adams, MA

The library is a city department supervised by the mayor. The librarian is appointed by the mayor with recommendation from the library's board of trustees. 

The librarian provides strategic and administrative leadership to the North Adams Public Library (NAPL) in order to serve the information, research, education, recreation, and cultural needs of the City of North Adams and its residents and visitors. Key responsibilities include long-range planning, operations and budget management, and staff leadership. The librarian must exercise independent judgement, maintain confidentiality, and be fair minded when dealing with colleagues and the public.

Primary Duties

  • Develops and implements long and short term goals and objectives for the collaboration with library trustees. 
  • Plans and implements all programs, services, and activities to support the youth and adult services departments. 
  • Supervises employees, volunteers, and maintenance staff, including recruitment, training assingment of duties, and performance evaluations. 
  • Plans, directs, and supervises budget preparation and administration; oversees payroll and accounts receivable; accounts for all incoming gifts and grants; and prepares weekly vouchers using the City's accounting software. 
  • Indentifies and files for appropriate grants, administers funds, and assures compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Proposes agenda items and prepares a monthly report for library trustees, and maintains minutes and records of all trustee meetings. 
  • Advises library trustees of any relevant regional, state, or national ussies that may impact library service.
  • Reviews and implements new technologies with support from the CWMARS technology team, and complies with all CWMARS requirements for operating systems and security. 
  • Manages collection maintenance and development to review materials and equipment acquired or de-accessioned by the library.
  • Collects and analyzes circulation and visitation date and statistics to evaluate services.
  • Files annual state reports including the ARIS and financial reports required for funding and certification and prepares an annual report for the City at the request of the mayor. 
  • Provides support and advice for the Friends of the Library, assisting in their fundraising and other activities. 
  • Promotes the library within the community.
  • Maintains the library website and social media presence with input from reference and youth services. 

 

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and current trends in library science 
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal regulations and policies governing libraries including Massachusetts open meeting, public records, and ethics laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with local and state officials, colleagues and employees, volunteers, and the public.
  • Leadership capacity, including the ability to manage and inspire staff, set priorities, and manage workload under pressure.
  • Technology skills including a basic understanding of network configurations, common productivity software (e.g, Microsoft Office), and the ability to troubleshoot common technology problems.
  • Ability to move materials up to 40 lbs., carry and shelve books, bend, sit, and stand for long periods at a time; use common tools and make minor repairs to books and objects in the library.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college required. Master's degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) preferred.
  • Professional Certificate of Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (or eligible to earn certification within one year of hire). 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience with financing, budgeting, facilities management, library automation, and personnel administration of which one (1) year should be in an administrtive or supervisory capacity, preferably in a public library environment. 
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS and PC reservation software.

 

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application along with cover letter, resume, and references to:

Michelle Ells, Office of the Mayor

City Hall

10 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to mells@northadams-ma.gov

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Vice President of Experience, Worcester Natural History Society dba EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium's Vice President of Experience reports to the President & CEO and supports and collaborates with the board, senior leadership, staff, and the community to carry out the EcoTarium's mission and vision through all experiential, mission-based offerings and guest services. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative manager and will lead and develop internal teams, as well as external partners, to support the Museum to fully implement the 2016-2020 strategic plan, and in preparation for the 200th anniversary in 2025.

For more details including directions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.ecotarium.org/ecotarium.org/jobs/position-vpexperience

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Gallery & Museum Services Coordinator, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Eastern seeks a Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for directing all aspects of the gallery's operations, including curating and planning exhibitions, budget management, fundraising, grant writing, supervising staff, managing and strengthening the gallery's engagement with on and off-campus constituencies, and exhibition programming.

Additional responsibilities include managing and developing the permanent collection and collaborating with faculty in the Art and Art History Department as well as other departments across campus to ensure rich, diverse, and interdisciplinary gallery programming.

To strengthen the gallery's teaching role in various ways, the Coordinator should be able to provide educational lectures about current shows to campus constituents as well as community groups, and might have the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Art and Art History. The Coordinator represents the gallery to the public, including donors, gallery visitors, media, museum and the arts communities in the region.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum or University gallery director, assistant director, or curator. A Master's Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is preferred. An MFA will be considered if the candidate has additional relevant experience. Candidates should demonstrate success in grant writing and program development, strong written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including supervision of staff.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest which includes information about prior exhibitions, educational programming, and/or grants, current vitae, and contact information of three references to Ms. Heidi Roberto at Robertoh@easternct.edu

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Federal Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

Full-Time Federal Librarian Position: Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

  • Are you an experienced business reference librarian who would like branch into content licensing?

  • Do you have experience licensing library electronic resources and would like to branch into data licensing?

 

Join an energetic, collegial team of data and subscription services librarians at the Federal Reserve Board.

Acquire the data that fuels the research of some of the most respected economists in the world and see the results of the Board's work published in the world's top economic journals and financial newspapers.

 

The Federal Reserve Board's Career webpage has detailed benefits and salary information.

Salary commensurate with experience, grade FR-24 - FR-25, $74,300 - $136,000

Apply online by searching "Data Acquisitions Librarian" or Job Number 21074

 

Data Acquisitions Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)-21074

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Standard

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 2

Education Required: Master's or Equivalent Exp.

Relocation Provided: Yes

Salary Grade Low: 24

Salary Grade High: 25

Posting Date: Sep 24, 2018

 

Position Description

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

 

Position Requirements

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a Data Acquisitions Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve's mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play a critical role in accomplishing this mission. 

Research at the Federal Reserve Board is data intensive and time-sensitive.  The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board. More than 400 of the Board's staff are Ph.D. economists, and many more participate in the Board's research efforts.

For a portfolio of specific data and electronic subscription resources and subject areas, the data acquisitions librarian conducts reference interviews to learn about new data needs, maintains strong relationships with content vendors and data providers, negotiates both renewal of existing licenses and new licenses, arranges training, works with metadata librarians to ensure cataloging and access to data, and assists managers with budget projections. The librarian works with four colleagues engaged in similar activities including:

  • Actively coordinating multiple contracts concurrently, assuring that acquisitions are completed to meet time-critical research needs. 
  • Working closely and communicating effectively with staff throughout the acquisitions process, including economists, vendors, managers and Board administrative, technical, procurement and legal staff.  
  • Meeting with vendors to understand the products and data available, communicating information to Board researchers, negotiating agreements, reviewing and editing contract documents, and preparing memos justifying purchases.
  • Representing the interests of the Board in the development of consortial agreements within the Federal Reserve System, comprised of the Board and twelve Reserve Banks. 
  • Advising management and end users on copyright and data usage restrictions including participation on the Library's Data Review Team which ensures data used in projects are in compliance with license terms.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in negotiating contracts and pricing for data and/or electronic subscription services that demonstrate effective and creative negotiation skills
  • Ability to coordinate acquisitions workflow and work collegially across multiple teams external to the Library including economic research, budget administration, procurement, legal, accounting, and data management.
  • Impeccable attention to detail especially in the areas of contract pricing, workflow tracking, and inquiry responses
  • Initiative to improve data services and follow through on all data requests
  • Demonstrated skill in prioritizing workload with the ability to manage competing projects.          
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team while simultaneously working efficiently and effectively as an individual

 

Desired:

  • Subject matter expertise in economics, finance, and business is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrates an understanding of data management best practices and the use of data in scholarly research
  • Knowledge regarding federal government contracting procedures
  • Familiarity with trends in assigning metadata to datasets for cataloging purposes

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

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Archiving Roadmap Project Manager, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is hiring a Roadmap Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the development of a "Participatory Archiving Roadmap," as part of a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funded two-year project (Fall 2018 - Fall 2020) involves building an accessible, adaptable, and engaging online "roadmap" to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve. This is a two-year, full-time benefited position.

WHATRoadmap Project Manager

WHEN: Applications close 17 December 2018

MORE INFORMATIONClick here for more information and to apply for this position.

About this Position

The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a two-year project (Fall 2018 - Fall 2020) to build an accessible, adaptable, and engaging online "roadmap" to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve. Read more about this grant here.

The interactive online roadmap will help libraries implement standards- and community-based participatory archiving programs and will be flexible enough to allow libraries to enter at their current point of need, helping them navigate the complexities of community partnerships, digitization event planning, and long-term digital preservation and access to support the vital work of documenting their communities' cultural heritage.

The successful candidate will work directly with core project team members, national community partners, and others to ensure that the Library adheres to grant project goals and meets project deliverables. The Roadmap Project Manager will report to the Project Director and will coordinate with Healey Library staff and external colleagues as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the multi-faceted project are compatible and are successfully executed in a timely manner. The Roadmap Project Manager will also be responsible for supervising a 12-month, part-time instructional designer who will assist with the design and development of the roadmap.

The Healey Library is looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our university's and our department's collaborative culture. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising and delegating tasks to 2 or more people and in managing projects in cultural institutions, library and archives environments, and/or in academic settings. Candidates who enjoy working with other professionals engaged in community-focused library and archival work are encouraged to apply.

Examples of Duties:

  • Facilitate activities of core project team members through all phases of the grant project, including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, leading workshops, and focus groups.
  • Work with identified local and national community partners to develop survey instruments to solicit both structured and informal feedback on grant project activities.
  • Supervise project-funded Instructional Designer in developing key project deliverables.
  • Track grant project performance, specifically to ensure the successful, on-time completion of short- and long-term goals as identified and outlined by the Project Director and by Healey Library administration.
  • Prepare regular reports including grant-required reports on project progress

Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully employing project management techniques and tools
  • Previous experience managing large-scale projects
  • Experience assisting with the development of survey instruments
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Proficient, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Superb analytical skills, as applied to both historical content and organizational process
  • Proven ability to work independently while exercising good judgment in seeking appropriate guidance
  • Detail orientation
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in supporting culturally competent activities that emphasize the values of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Networking and ability to build long-term relationships with external constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively including identifying new ways to look at and express information

Read more about this grant and about the Healey Library's work fostering community archiving programs.

For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

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Cataloger, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, 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.

November 28th, 2018

Short-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA (Beacon Hill)

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Catalogers

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

         OR

Piece rate contractor

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from November 2018 to July 2019 (although the project may be completed sooner), working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week. The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. A small selection of materials will be monographs, to be followed, in priority order, by maps, photographs, and pictures. 

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records in OCLC Connexion. Cataloger will also be required to do some physical processing.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Search, edit, and create copy and original records in OCLC Connexion as well as update holdings and some master records.
  • Export records from OCLC Connection to the library's Evergreen ILS and edit item-level records.
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Complete cataloging at a Special Collection's workstation - the task of retrieving and re-shelving materials will be the responsibility of Special Collections staff.
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

 

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree OR considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test as well as two cataloging tests.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging in OCLC

 

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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NLM Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MA

Positions: National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a fellowship for recent library science graduates with a formal curriculum including library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM 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 the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

You will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Experience rotations such as to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Have an opportunity for a second optional year depending on fellow interest and available placements/institutions/proposals

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on fellow interest and available placements/institutions/proposals

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

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 2019. 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 Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Communications and Outreach Manager, Civil Rights Corps, Washington, DC

Communications and Outreach Manager

 

About Civil Rights Corps

Civil Rights Corps, an innovative non-profit civil rights organization, immediately seeks a skilled and creative mid-level communications professional for a position with our Washington, DC-based team. Civil Rights Corps (CRC) is dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. We work with individuals accused and convicted of crimes, their families and communities, people currently or formerly incarcerated, activists, organizers, judges, and government officials to challenge mass human caging and to create a legal system that promotes equality and human freedom. Our ongoing litigation includes challenges to money bail, abusive private probation practices, debtors' prisons, and driver's license revocation.

 

About the Role

The Communications Department is new and growing with this dynamic organization. The Communications and Outreach Manager will support various initiatives that promote Civil Rights Corps' innovative work and the impact of our advocacy and litigation to local and national audiences. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who demonstrates sound news judgement and is passionate about reforming the American legal system through a grassroots approach. They will be an ambitious self-starter with a proven ability to execute media and special events, collaborate with others, and balance multiple deliverables. This position reports directly to the Director of Communications.

 

Responsibilities

  • Write/proof/edit press releases, media advisories, talking points, blog posts and other content
  • Field media requests from national, trade, specialty and new media outlets, and develop media relationships
  • Monitor local, state, and national media for trends in CRC's practice areas and identify opportunities for pitching
  • Assist with conceptualizing and executing small to large-scale events, including briefings, days-of-action, press conferences, and special fundraisers with occasional travel
  • Draft op-eds from CRC attorneys and partners for placement in local, state, and national outlets
  • Assist with booking CRC experts on TV, radio, and podcasts
  • Assist with managing relationships with contractors and community partners
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed by the Director of Communications

 

Qualifications

  • Cultural competency and a clear understanding of - and commitment to - advocacy and CRC's mission;
  • Resourcefulness and proven ability to think critically and strategically in a fluid environment;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated concern for detail and accuracy;
  • Demonstrated ability to keep many projects and products organized and moving forward simultaneously;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, AP Style, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Canva;
  • 3-5 years of full-time experience in a communications or media relations role with progressive organizations and/or campaigns;
  • A bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Affairs or Political Science required;
  • Experience with graphic design and audio and video editing are a plus, but not required.
  • Familiarity with Spanish language and constituency media are a plus, but not required.

Compensation

Salary is very competitive for non-profits and commensurate with prior experience. Civil Rights Corps offers an outstanding and generous benefits package, including employer-paid health, vision, and dental benefits, transit benefits, retirement matching, and paid sick, family, and vacation leave.

 

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to kiara@civilrightscorps.org. Please include Communications and Outreach Manager in the subject line. A writing test and references will be required before an offer is made. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is identified.

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Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Reference Librarian

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Reference Librarian in the Office of Library Services in the college's Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is responsible for providing in-person and virtual reference services; participating in collection development (print and online); and teaching information literacy and library instruction sessions in a variety of learning formats. This position is a liaison to academic departments and works to promote active working relationships between library services and academic departments and programs.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous reference experience desirable; teaching experience preferred. Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members. This position requires a 35-hour work week from Tuesday through Saturday with occasional work in the evening. 

 

The review of resumes will begin January 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

 

To apply please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers

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Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-Time Archivist Position

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is a vibrant non-profit community archive that holds over a hundred years' worth of local history. As a membership organization that offers a variety of community programs, the Society actively documents the local Jewish community of the past and present to preserve this history for the future.

The Archivist holds a dual position of collections manager and technical support. They are responsible for maintaining the ArchivesSpace database, as well as managing analog and digital collections, processing and handling acquisitions and archival requests, assist with exhibit research and documentation. The Archivist also manages the Society's Wordpress based website and social media pages, as well as creates publicity materials. As part of the team of a small non-profit, this position provides an opportunity to conduct diversified and interesting work.

The Archivist works Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus occasional evenings as needed to provide assistance and technical support for Society programming.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently while overseeing various projects and collection requests

Preferred qualifications:

  • Library Science degree preferred, but not necessary
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, or similar programs a plus

For more information or to apply, contact Estelle Kafer at ekafer@jewishhartford.org.

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Digital Information Products Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Digital Information Products Assistant

Publishing & Production Support Team

Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; on-site; up to 17 hrs/week; no benefits)

 

Key responsibilities

  • Produce digital information products (newsletters, microsites) using multiple tools, technologies & formats  (HTML, Dreamweaver, Silverpop)
  • Develop and populate web pages using HTML and web editing tools
  • Perform photo and graphical editing (ex: selecting and sizing images for newsletters and websites)
  • Measure & communicate key product analytics to multiple stakeholders
  • Manage subscriber requests/workflow
  • Troubleshoot technical & access issues by working with the vendor, HBS & HU departments, Baker Library content creators/curators
  • Create and update end user documentation
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

 

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level digital production support / publishing experience
  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business, Graphic Design, Communications or other relevant discipline. 
  • HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common digital communication tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing tools, e-marketing tools) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.

•     Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

 

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

 

Schedule: Up to 17 hours/week

Salary: Negotiable

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com

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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? 

 

The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. 

 

IP is seeking a part-time volunteer intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection. 

 

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works. 

 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources. 

 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research 
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

 

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Proven ability to work independently 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer 
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-April
  • Email a single document (Word or PDF) containing your cover letter and resume to: intern@mfa.org
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sat, Jan 26, 2019 

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Supervisory Museum Curator, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Vacancy announcement JD10347593TPD for the position of Supervisory Museum Curator, GS-1015-13 located at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA, has been posted on the USAJOBS website. The announcement opens 11/26/18 and closes 12/07/18.

Please click on the following link to access the announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517678000.

As a Supervisory Museum Curator at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with the National Archives and Records Administration, you will be responsible for planning, supervising, and executing the programs and activities of the museum.

The Curator has direct responsibility for the museum's operation under the general guidance of and policies set by the Library Director. Responsible for the planning, formulation, design, construction, and installation of exhibits. Oversees and monitors registration and cataloging of museum objects. Oversees and provides professional advice concerning rehabilitation, repair, and preservation of the museum collections. Provides information about museum objects and programs to many sources including the President's family, the White House, professional museums, the media, and the general public. Assists in planning and supervising special activities, including personally conducting visiting dignitaries on tours of the museum and exhibits. Maintains a close liaison with the Library's Foundation for obtaining support for the Library relating to the museum's holdings. Supervises managerial and administrative activities of the museum including budget, personnel, space management, procurement, and security. Responsible for the physical care, maintenance, preservation, and security of the museum areas and collections.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $96,411 - $125,335

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian - Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University

 

The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The Campus is comprised of the Dental School, the Medical School (including programs in Public Health and Professional Programs), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The Department's major activities are user education, classroom and informal instruction, reference, online and print information delivery, and academic support.

 

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in molecular biology, genetics and related disciplines, make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management, and represent the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in matters related to the development and implementation of University-wide scientific research data management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Assistant Librarian.

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related academic library and/or research experience.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and one of the following:
    • undergraduate degree in biology or an equivalent field
    • experience working in a laboratory setting
    • related experience involving instruction/research in STEM, health sciences, or biosciences
  • Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or an equivalent field, relevant undergraduate subject credentials, and/or experience working in a biological laboratory environment with progressive levels of responsibility AND an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience with instructional technology and design.
  • Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and other scientific disciplines.
  • Familiarity with grants resources and databases, including US government data management requirements.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=18001492&lang=en

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Collections Management Archivist, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

Collections Management Archivist

https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/via/EliotW-1ytMT/jobs/collections-management-archivist-4379

 

Congratulations on taking control of your career! We're pleased you're exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE's diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways.

 

Level: 3

Department: R504

Clearance: Secret

Hiring Manager: Michele Smith

Working on a corporate records and archives team, this position includes collaborating with colleagues in a knowledge management division to develop and implement strategies for managing, describing, and enabling the appropriate discovery and reuse of high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to manage taxonomies and implement metadata frameworks that can enrich discovery and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Works with colleagues to manage the implementation, day-to-day application, and periodic enhancement of ingest, maintain, and dissemination workflows for the capture, management, reuse, and preservation of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value.

Ensures the consistent and scalable application of metadata standards and local metadata practices to high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to implement metadata workflows and processes into a variety of asset management, data management, and collaboration applications.

Works closely with colleagues to identify assets of high value and develop and implement strategies to enable their discovery and reuse.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value. This includes arranging, describing, and cataloging assets and overseeing the work of others.

Collaborates with colleagues to develop and implement strategies for effectively managing audio visual assets. 

Manages outreach efforts on the role of taxonomies and ontologies.

Manages collaboration across working teams to address and resolve metadata issues.

Manage corporate-wide vocabularies in collaboration with enterprise vocabulary governance group.

 

Required Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of metadata standards, including bibliographic and archival description standards.
  • Experience arranging and describing archival collections and digital repository assets.
  • Experience with collection management systems and digital repositories.
  • Experience working with taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to present complex technical and metadata information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • MIS/MLS/MLIS

Desired Skills:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to analyze complex data issues and determine appropriate policies, standards and solutions to enhance experiences for users.
  • Experience with semantic technologies and knowledge representation.

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Interns, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA

Bring your Good Organizational Skills to Archive Art Photographs

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Are you skilled at organizing photos?

What: Help the Umbrella's Education Department organize and cull their photo collection.

About the project:

Be part of the Education team and help us organize our photos to assist our marketing efforts. We are preparing to launch our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

An exciting opportunity to build experience working with a booming, award-winning visual and performing arts organization. 

 

When: Flexible hours

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, reliable, can follow directions and work independently

 

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, or 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA, or remotely by arrangement after initial training and orientation.

 

Time commitment: flexible 5 - 8 hours per month; work remotely after attending a training / orientation at The Umbrella.

 

Number of Volunteers needed: 1 to 2 volunteers

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

Bring your Interest in Marketing and the Arts as a Marketing Intern

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Looking for an opportunity to get experience and use your art and marketing background?

 

Get hands on experience working closely with an accomplished marketing professional. Be part of the marketing process for launching our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

Work in a creative setting, with 55+ working studio artists, an award winning theater program, a state of the art clay studio, and year round classes for students of all ages.

Work directly with marketing and other professional staff in all aspects of the program

 

Build your resume, references, and marketable skills

 

Participate in producing marketing materials, on-line social media posting and a wide range of media content.

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, experience creating and posting content one or more social media and online calendar platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Wikipedia, and others; excellent interpersonal skills; reliable, can follow directions. Writing or photography skills a plus.

 

Where: The Umbrella community Arts Center, 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA.

 

Number of Volunteers needed: 1 intern / volunteer

 

Time commitment: flexible part time hours

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

 

Bring your Social Media and Online Promotions Skills

To The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Are you savvy posting on Social Media?

What:  Help the Umbrella staff prepare and post approved content on Social Media platforms and online listings.

About the project:

Be part of the marketing process for launching our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

An exciting opportunity to build experience working with a booming, award-winning visual and performing arts organization. 

 

When:  November 5, 2018

Preferred a 3-month commitment.

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, experience creating and posting content one or more social media and online calendar platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Wikipedia, and others; excellent interpersonal skills; reliable, can follow directions, willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

 

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, or 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA, or remotely by arrangement after initial training and orientation.

 

Time commitment: flexible 5 - 10 hours per month; work remotely after attending a training / orientation at The Umbrella.

 

Number of Volunteers needed:  2 volunteers

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

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International Summer Seminars 2019, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

International Summer Seminars 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!

Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, smparke@email.unc.edu.

London: May 19-June 1

The London Summer Seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar also includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.

Prague: May 19-June 1

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.

Berlin: May 20-May 30

The Berlin Summer Seminar is specifically targeted for IS majors/minors and focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides an excellent avenue for career exploration. This program is partnered with Humboldt University.

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) seeks an experienced leader, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic library advocate to guide the development and implementation of statewide services to more than 1,600 multi-type libraries throughout Massachusetts. 

Read more, including the full job description on our website.

Executive Director position description download here.

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Head of Archives & Special Collections, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

The Head of Archives and Special Collections provides vision and leadership in administering intellectual, physical and digital access to Academy archives and special collections; promote the use of the unique and rare resources through classes, presentations and exhibits; and supervision of Archives and Special Collections staff.

Full time, 37.5 hours/week, including occasional weekends and evenings. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the management, operation, coordination, and direction of the Academy archives, includingimplementation of policies, guidelines and best practices governing the management of institutional records in both print and digital format.
  • Establishment and implementation of procedures for the acquisition, processing, and preservation of archival materials and special collections.
  • Collaboration with students, faculty and outside researchers on academic projects.
  • Participate in the library's scheduled public services rotation, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate with Academy offices, departments and committees to identify, evaluate and preserve Academy records of continuing administrative, legal, fiscal and historical value in all formats.
  • Promote use of archival material and special collections through outreach activities within and outside of the Academy.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and Academy.
  • Attend faculty meetings and other required Academy functions.

Education

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in Archival Studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as Public History.
  • Academy of Certified Archivists certification preferred.

Experience

  • 3+ years' experience processing archival material including digital objects, with progressive administrative experience in an academic, school or special library.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.

 

To apply access this link:

Head of Archives and Special Collections

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Processing Archivist, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Under the general Supervision of the Associate Director, Archives, the Processing Archivist plays a key role in ensuring the accessibility of the Berklee Archives' holdings by spearheading archival arrangement and description efforts and managing the transfer of collections to and from off-site storage and in between on-campus workspaces. The Processing Archivist also provides research support as needed, such as monitoring email reference requests, conducting research, and/or scheduling and staffing patron appointments. While the Processing Archivist's primary charge is to keep processing plans on track and ensure consistent output of newly accessible materials in a variety of formats, there will be opportunities for special projects such  as: developing exhibits, contributing to social media, and other marketing and outreach work. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appraise, weed, accession, arrange and describe new and existing collections in a variety of formats, including digital and audiovisual formats using Archivists' Toolkit or other CMS
  • Write and encode finding aids for archival materials in a variety of formats, including audiovisual and digital materials
  • Draft processing plans and manage their completion
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and develop projects for student assistants in conjunction with the Associate Director, Archives
  • Manage control and transfer of materials to and from off­site storage and in between campus workspaces (archival holdings are primarily off-site and archival reference and processing are located in different buildings)
  • Provide research assistance and assist with scheduling and staffing patron appointments 
  • Contribute to special projects as assigned, such as social media and exhibits 
Required Skills
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete complex projects
  • Flexibility & ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated user-oriented approach to service
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, stoop and reach in a variety of physical locations
  • Potentially some evening hours
  • Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community
Required Experience
  • Masters in Information/Library Science or related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of relevant descriptive and encoding metadata standards: EAD, MARC, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS
  • Experience with and knowledge of Apple IOS, Google Applications, Archivists' Toolkit (or other archives CMS), and basic office applications
  • Demonstrated experience in an academic archives / previous processing experience
  • Valid US driver's license

 

Preferred:  

  • 1-2 years professional experience processing archival collections
  • Experience supervising student workers and/or interns 
  • Demonstrated experience with minimal processing (MPLP)
  • Formal archival education and/or demonstrated knowledge of best practices for audiovisual preservation and/or digital preservation
  • Experience working with born­-digital materials
  • Undergraduate degree in music or relevant musical background

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

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

  

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

 

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

 

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: 

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

  

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The position will remain open for applications until filled.

 

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

 

Additional perks:

Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment

We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music

We work on Macs

Great benefits

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Circulation Assistant, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Circulation Assistant, Part-Time

Rivier University

Nashua, NH

        

Job Description: 

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

 

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.  Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

 

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

 

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Total hours = 19.5 per week

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

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Emerging Technologies Specialist, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as NIH Library Emerging Technologies Specialist, supporting National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and staff in the use of technology-rich services including virtual/augmented reality, 3D modeling, data visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. This is a GS11/12/13, Technical Information Specialist position. If you have experience providing training for specialized hardware and software and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

We expect to announce this vacancy on USAJOBS.gov on December 6, 2018 and the application will be open for five calendar days. The application period reflects the NIH's effort to hire talented people quickly. You may preview the draft announcements now at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517314000 and www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517314500, but you will not be able to apply until December 6th.

We encourage you to create or update your USAJOBS.gov account and profile now so you will be ready to apply when this job is announced. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts.  We also encourage you to set up email notifications for job announcements. Please visit the USAJOBS.gov Help Center at www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq for more information.

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Lead Archivist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Position: Lead Archivist
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Description 

The Lead Archivist is responsible for establishing and implementing a robust, enduring archives program, including systems and processes, within the Kennedy Center. Working closely with the archiving team, Public Relations, Information Technology, Theater Managers, and other internal and external stakeholders, the Lead Archivist ensures that the growth, accessibility, and stewardship of the Kennedy Center Archives serves the organization's mission as an integral part of this premiere performing arts organization and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy.

 

The Lead Archivist reports to the Vice President of Public Relations and

  • oversees accessioning, processing and cataloging of archival materials
  • engages in long-range planning activities such as developing a mission statement, collection development policy, access services, and operational procedures
  • develops strong relations internally across the Center and with external stakeholders
  • collaborates with the Center's artistic constituents (National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera)
  • hires an Assistant Archivist, develops and supervises an Archives team
  • maintains and implements the Center's retention schedule
  • develops creative outreach initiatives for the Archives
  • identifies collection material most essential for telling the story of the Center on the occasion of its 50th anniversary (2021-2022 season)
  • manages departmental budget and works with Development staff to cultivate funding sources
  • responds to archival inquiries from Kennedy Center staff and external stakeholders
  • collaborates with IT to develop and maintain the Kennedy Center Digital Archive

Requirements

  • 7-10 years of professional experience in an archive
  • 4+ years of supervisory experience
  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge of archival and information science technologies
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, content management systems, digital asset management systems, film/video elements, and digital formats
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to function independently or in groups

Useful Experience:

  • Experience working in a performing arts environment and/or experience organizational archive
  • Experience in budget administration
  • Experience in exhibit planning and installation
  • Knowledge of trends, techniques, and methods in digital humanities
  • Familiarity with best practices in archival facilities planning

To Apply: View complete position description and submit application through the Kennedy Center site:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=THEKENNC&cws=38&rid=712

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Library Assistant II / Access Services Assistant, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Library Assistant II, Access Services Assistant

Job Description:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Access Services Librarian (MSCA Associate Librarian)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise subordinate staff and student employees

General Statement of Duties: The Library Assistant II, Access Services Assistant, will provide library access services including circulation, interlibrary loan, and course reserves. The employee will charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; aid library users in locating and using materials; monitor the borrowing of materials; verify the proper location of books and materials; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to aid in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials at the Worcester State University Library.

The hours of the position are: 7:15 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday (37.5 hours per week). Work shifts may be adjusted when classes are not in session and/or at other times within the confines of the collective bargaining agreement.

Responsibilities:
(E) = Essential
1. (E) Charges, renews and discharges library materials being borrowed using automated (currently Ex Libris Voyager software) and manual systems to record the disposition of library materials.
2. (E) Aids library users by: responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users' interests and needs; applying and interpreting library rules and procedures governing the use of library facilities and services; and suggesting and explaining the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
3. (E) Monitors the borrowing of library materials by: determining the eligibility of borrowers; contacting library users for the return of books and materials; sending overdue notices; and recording the payment of fines.
4. (E) Performs inventory control of print and electronic library holdings.
5. (E) Performs and oversees shelf maintenance projects to ensure organization of circulating collections.
6. (E) Verifies proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and by placing books and other library materials in their proper location to facilitate use and accountability of library materials.
7. (E) Gathers statistics; creates reports; operates library equipment; locates and files materials; enforces library rules; packages books and materials for shipping; inspects library premises; processes mail, etc.
8. (E) Assists and instructs users in the operation of microfilm/microfiche readers, reader printers and/or other equipment.
9. (E) Creates and proofreads catalog records, primarily for course reserves materials.
10. (E) Performs bibliographic searches for faculty use and for other purposes.
11. (E) Determines whether library books and materials are in need of binding or repair; and repairs materials.
12. (E) Prepares work schedules of student workers, part-time workers and other subordinates; and maintains weekly timesheets.
13. (E) Provides on-the-job training to new staff, student workers and subordinates.
14. (E) Assumes responsibility for operation of library facility in absence of supervisor, including staffing of library service points as required.
15. May provide instruction in the methods of library research and bibliographic search to students and other users; prepares guides to conducting library research, as assigned.
16. May participate in the development of library policy by considering library goals and objectives, by utilizing statistical and other information and by conferring with professional staff, as assigned.
17. May determine the need for equipment, supplies, reference materials and personnel; and recommends the acquisition of such, as assigned.
18. Assists in interviewing and selecting candidates for library positions; evaluates student employee performance and productivity; recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
19. Attends professional meetings and training sessions as representative of the library to obtain information for the library's use and to gain knowledge of library theory and current practices.
20. May plan and prepare library exhibits and displays, as assigned.
21. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
22. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
23. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
24. Performs other duties as assigned within the Library Assistant classification
a. Classification specifications are available at http://www.mass.edu/foradmin/humanresources/classspecshrd.asp

Requirements:
1. At least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or (B) any combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate's degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience. *

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

2. Demonstrated expertise in using computer applications including email and productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
3. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.
4. Ability work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.
5. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
6. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
7. Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
8. Knowledge of library filing systems such as alphabetic, classified, and chronological.
9. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.
10. Ability to shelve books on ground-level and top-level shelves; ability to use step stool, ability to perform repetitive bending, crouching, and reaching motions.
11. Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree
2. Experience using Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library System, particularly the circulation module
3. Experience managing Library Course Reserves
4. Experience with record keeping and managing finances.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. 

This is a non-exempt, full-time, benefited position that is governed by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary: $699.73 per week

Grade: 12

Shift: M-F 7:15am - 3:30pm

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com

Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. If applicants possess a degree, they must complete the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript of highest degree.

All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or emailed to hr@worcester.edu, or may be sent to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA  01602-2597

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Assistant Professors, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama, School of Library & Information Studies is seeking two new faculty members to join our faculty in Fall 2019. We are seeking one faculty member with expertise in information technology and another in digital media management.  Position descriptions follow:

Assistant Professor Position for August 2019

Information Technology

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants should have teaching and research interests in the area of information technologies as they relate to the field of Library and Information Studies. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of information science, librarianship, and archives, in the context of new and emerging technologies. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute through service at the school, college, university, and professional levels. UA SLIS offers nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs. Faculty engage in a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

 

We are seeking faculty with teaching and research interests in:

  • Data Science
  • Database Systems
  • Metadata Technologies
  • Information systems
  • Network architecture

 

This faculty member must have the ability to connect relevant technology expertise to teaching assignments and projects reflecting Library and Information Studies, and be able to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels.

Qualifications:

  • Completed doctorate or nearing completion in library and information science or related field;
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability;
  • Commitment to professional service.

 

See application process below. Questions may be directed to Laurie Bonnici, Search Chair at lbonnici@ua.edu

 Assistant Professor Position for August 2019

 Digital Media Management 

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2019 at the rank of assistant professor. 

We are seeking candidates in digital media management, including digital preservation, linked data, and Web archiving, to support multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities at SLIS, in our College of Communication and Information Science, and at the University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels and extensive outreach project possibilities that include underserved and marginalized communities 

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archives, and information studies in the context of new and emerging technologies. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels. The school has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree program with a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged. 

Qualifications: 

  • Experience with digital management technologies, including linked data, Web archiving, digital preservation, or open archival information systems;
  • Knowledge of digital curation methods, including community-driven, post-custodial, collective memory, or sustainable digital archival approaches;
  • Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library and information studies or a cognate area;
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in our social justice-driven curriculum;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service

See application process below. Questions may be directed to Steven MacCall, Search Chair at smaccall@ua.edu.

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) is one of four academic units in the College of Communication & Information Sciences. SLIS offers an ALA-accredited master's program, an MFA degree program in the book arts, and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in communication and information sciences. The college has 3,225 undergraduates, 100 full-time faculty members, and 404 graduate students, including 48 in the college's Ph.D. program. Facilities include the Institute for Communication and Information Research and the 50,000-square-foot Digital Media Center, home to the Center for Public Television, Alabama Public Radio, and WVUA 23, a full-power commercial television station serving a top-50 television market. The university, college and departments are fully accredited. We are at an exciting juncture in the history of our school with new leadership and vision dedicated to facilitating a global vision of LIS education and building a community of scholars.

 

The University of Alabama is the state's flagship public university and offers the full course of academic programs and social life to its approximately 38,500 students. It is located in Tuscaloosa, which has a metropolitan population of more than 115,000 and offers excellent quality of life with many cultural and outdoor activities, as well as a very reasonable cost of living. Tuscaloosa is a morning's drive from the Smoky Mountains, Gulf Coast beaches, New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • TIAA-CREF and VALIC available
  • Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama

 

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2019. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT https://facultyjobs.ua.edu and submit the following required materials: letter of application that addresses the applicant's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references.

IMPORTANT: Applicants should use the "Create an Account" option to apply for the job rather than the "Apply with Chronicle Vitae" or Apply with Linkedin" options. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit official university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Audio and Video Specialist, UC San Diego Library, La Jolla, CA

UC San Diego Library is pleased to announce the open recruitment of an Audio and Video Specialist!

Link to posting: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=96739

 

Filing Deadline: Mon 12/10/2018

DESCRIPTION

Under the general guidance of the Director, Digital Library Development Program (DLDP) and under the supervision of the Media Librarian, the individual will serve as the audio / video (AV) lead for project management for all digital reformatting projects that include AV content. Responsible for the development, maintenance, and operation of the audio and video studios. Produces professional-quality archival sound and moving image recordings for the Library and performs format migration on audio and video materials for access and archival purposes. Supplies metadata in accepted bibliographic formats and standards. Transforms, edits, and encodes media content in support of the Library's Digital Media Reserves (DMR) services. Evaluates, researches, recommends, and consults on audio and video related multi-media, manufacturers, and vendors for the DLDP. Serves as the AV technical liaison for the DLDP to other Library Programs, units on campus, and other UC campuses as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong knowledge of current and legacy professional audio and video equipment design and operation including: digital audio workstations & software, mixing consoles, tape decks, turntables, signal routers, digital audio interfaces, signal processors, noise reduction hardware and software, CD & DVD recorders, betamax, u-matic and VHS players and recorders, studio monitors, tape and disc duplicators.
  • Strong knowledge of legacy, contemporary, and future media preservation and storage technologies, applications and practices including the following media: LP, 45, and 78 rpm records, reel-to-reel and cassette tapes, CD, DVD, and multiple format digital audio computer soundfiles.
  • Thorough knowledge of video post production equipment, including decks, video / audio routers and matrix switchers, analog to digital conversion hardware and software, audio and video effects, signal analysis vectorscope and waveform monitors.
  • In depth knowledge of key post production software packages including Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Encore, Audition and Photoshop, Cleaner Pro, and Apple Quick Time web publication, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems hardware and software operations including: digital audio and video recording, editing, signal processing, encoding, media production, streaming media, network / Internet operations, and data storage.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY - GREAT RESEARCH STARTS HERE

The UC San Diego Library, one of the nation's top public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The Library provides the foundation of knowledge needed to advance cutting-edge discoveries in a wide range of disciplines--from healthcare and science to public policy and the arts. The Library provides access to more than 7 million items, including digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public.

The Library acquires and manages significant audio and video resources in support of all disciplines, particularly the arts and humanities and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). The diverse the media collections include a strong emphasis on 20th and 21st century, avant-garde, and cross-disciplinary arts. The collections, including sound (LP, CD, tape), moving image materials (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, 16mm film) as well as licensed digital media content, have been developed as essential resources supporting instruction and research. Collections of distinction include experimental art films, Asian videos, 20th and 21st century poetry, art and music recordings and scores, post-1950 visual arts, media documenting SIO and Melanesian research expedition, and new media.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

With a current enrollment of more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world.

The University of California, San Diego is recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and has consistently been ranked as the top college in the nation by Washington Monthly in terms of its public contributions to the nation. UC San Diego attracts $1 billion annually in research funding and is among the top ten universities in the nation in terms of its federal research funding.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Race and Digital Media Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Race and Digital Media Faculty Position

The University of Michigan's Department of Communication Studies and the new Digital Studies Institute (pending approval of the Institute by the U-M Board of Regents) seek qualified applicants for a 50/50% jointly appointed open-rank (assistant, associate, or professor rank), tenure-track professor with research and teaching interests in Race and Digital Media. 

We welcome critical and cultural media studies scholars from any discipline whose work explores race and intersectionalities of race and processes of identity formation (e.g., ability, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality) in the arena of digital media and communication technology. Applicants' research and teaching interests should center on new technologies-social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media-and their role in historical or contemporary problems of inequality, inequity, and discrimination. Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies, and the representation and (re)production of marginalized populations on digital platforms. The successful candidate will have teaching interests centered on helping students understand the aesthetic practices, social and political impact, and cultural uses of digital technologies, which may include the opportunities and challenges digital environments pose for social activism.

Michigan's Digital Studies Institute plans to launch a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The person hired for this faculty position will play a major role in shaping Digital Studies as it continues to grow and will be part of a three person cluster hire. Job duties include research activity, teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, and service to the department, Digital Studies Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, university, and profession. Communication Studies will be the tenure home. The anticipated starting date for this university-year appointment is September 1, 2019. All applicants should send a cover letter, a vita, two representative publications, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of current and future research plans, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Candidates for this position must have completed their PhD by September 1, 2019. All applicants should provide names of three references. 

Information on our research initiatives and scholarly interests of current faculty can be found on the Department's website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/comm and the program website https://lsa.umich.edu/digitalstudies. All applications must be submitted electronically to: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1175

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by January 22, 2019.

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights of each individual, without regard to race, color, national original, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

For questions about potential fit and your application please email: racedigitalmedia@umich.edu.

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Metrics & Assessment Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Metrics & Assessment Librarian job posting at Villanova University

The Metrics and Assessment Librarian reports to the Managing Librarian for Resource Management and is responsible for generating, collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in support of the strategic collection development of Falvey Memorial Library. The incumbent leads the Library's assessment effort in various library projects, initiatives, and activities.

For more details and to apply, visit here.

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Technical Services Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Part-time Technical Services Librarian

Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA

hudsonpubliclibrary.com

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work part-time in the Technical Services Department. Duties: Reports to the Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian. Cataloging of library materials, RDA, MARC, Dewey, LCSH. Must be familiar with library systems automation; bibliographic database searching, OCLC searching. Prepares new materials for circulation; repairs damaged library items; some hours cover Adult Services Reference Desk; other duties as assigned; must be comfortable with and prepared to work in any area of the library.  Provides computer maintenance & troubleshooting in the absence of the Technical Services Librarian.  10 hours a week - some morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday hours.

Qualifications

Graduate Level Library Science course work in cataloging print and non-print materials; 1-2 years computer software troubleshooting and maintenance experience required. Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands to operate equipment and lift or move carts and cartons of books, or other materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

Full/Part Time

Part Time 10 hours per week; morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday hours

Salary

$18.33 - $24.11 in 8 steps (grade F-1, non-union)

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Kane, Assistant Director, Hudson Public Library: dkane@cwmars.org.

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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Library Director, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Hudson Public Library Job Posting

Job: Library Director

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Duties/Description: Due to an impending retirement, the Town of Hudson is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and experienced full time Library Director to work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, and public officials. A visionary and innovative approach to library service along with patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor, as well as the willingness to actively involve the library in community affairs are requisites.

The Town of Hudson, population of 19,063, is an economically developed suburb located in Middlesex County approximately 25 miles west of Boston and 18 miles east of Worcester near the interchange of routes 495 and 290. Other significant roadways traversing the Town include Routes 85 and 62, which connect to Routes 117, 20 and 27 in adjacent communities.

Requirements: A Masters degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited library school, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including management and supervisory experience. The candidate should be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision as well as extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work. It is preferred that the new library director be a strong team-builder with experience in a union environment; an articulate advocate for library services and able to advance library goals with creative use of limited resources. In addition, the new director must have a strong customer service focus to ensure our patrons receive the help and support they deserve, as well as knowledge of library trends including emerging technologies and electronic resources and be fluent with library and office technology.

Hours: This 37.5 hour full‑time position is available February 2019.

Salary: The Library Director is a grade level M-7 on the Town's Management Pay Scale, with a salary range of $63,534 to $83,605 in eight steps. 

Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references via postal mail or email.  

Postal mail to: Deborah Backman, Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749; or submit via e-mail to: dbackman@cwmars.org. If selected for an interview, a transcript or a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will be requested.

Response DeadlineDecember 29, 2018

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Library Assistant, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Be part of one of the most exciting libraries in New York!

The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in to work in the Trove, our wonderful children's library. We are seeking individuals who love working with children and families--and take pride in delivering great customer service.

College degree required, previous library experience preferred. Graduate students in library science or education are encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with youth and families in an innovative urban library.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing customer service, reference and reader's advisory in the Trove
  • Shelving materials and clerical tasks as needed

Hours include evenings and weekends.

Starting salary is $10.75 - $15.60, commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject "Trove Library Assistant Opening".

Joshua J. Carlson, Manager of Youth Services

White Plains Public Library

jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org

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Librarian, Na'atik Language and Culture Institute, Q.R., Mexico

LIBRARIAN NEEDED IN THE ZONA MAYA OF MEXICO

Na'atik Language and Culture Institute is a non-profit dedicated to high-level cross-cultural language education. Located off the beaten path in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Na'atik makes its home in the heart of the "Zona Maya," approximately an hour southwest of Tulum and two hours north of Belize.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative librarian to develop and promote free library programming for our English language students. In addition to this extra-curricular programming, the librarian will plan and conduct lessons and activities in direct collaboration with English teaching staff.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who wants to build a library, make a positive social impact, and join a team of educators dedicated to advancing education in the developing world.

Please check out our Facebook page and website to learn more about Na'atik. We also recommend looking at our blogs to learn more about life in our town.

Duties Include:

  • Create enjoyable activities in the library for English language students
  • Welcome and orient students to the library, its programs, and its resources
  • Collaborate with the English teachers to integrate library activities into the English language curriculum
  • Promote library programs for students and parents
  • Manage volunteers from the local community and our study abroad program
  • Work with the English teachers and study abroad students to create intercultural activities amongst students
  • Organize, register and maintain the library books and other supplies
  • Maintain the Amazon Wish list
  • Work with the Communications and Fundraising Manager on acquiring new materials and researching library grant opportunities
  • Assist students with selecting and checking out books
  • Work with the Administrative Manager regarding overdue books
  • Organize and assist with special events and field trips
  • Substitute teach English classes, when necessary

Required Skills:

  • Native English speaker
  • Experience working in libraries
  • Degree from an accredited university
  • One year teaching experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong collaboration and social skills
  • Commitment to the institute's mission of affordable education
  • Proactive and willing to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Adventurous and independent spirit
  • Basic Spanish

 Desired Skills:

  • Library science degree
  • Experience in the developing world
  • Experience creating and managing library programs

Compensation

  • Local salary
  • Housing
  • Use of bike
  • Paid vacation
  • Five hours of free Spanish class

Start date

January 7, 2019

Interested applicants please send resume and cover letter stating why you are interested in coming to the Yucatan and Na'atik to teach as well your personal expectations via email to Catherine Gray, Director, at cgray@naatikmexico.org. Select applicants will be contacted by email.

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Associate University Librarian, Special Collections, Brown University, Providence, RI

BROWN UNIVERSITY

 ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

 

The Brown University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and forward-looking leader to steward and expand engagement with the University's outstanding special collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and other special materials. Reporting to and working in close partnership with the University Librarian, and providing oversight and direction to curatorial and support staff, the AUL for Special Collections will provide exemplary leadership for special collections resources, programs, services, operations, and facilities. 

 

The AUL for Special Collections will develop a compelling and creative vision that strengthens the activities and wider visibility of the historic and recently renovated John Hay Library as a center of scholarship and education. In shaping and implementing a vision for special collections, the AUL must be able to engage successfully with the University's faculty and academic leadership, work with undergraduate and graduate students, partner with the University Librarian on grant opportunities and donor-based fundraising, and collaborate with other Library departments to ensure that the goals, practices, and processes relating to special collections are integrated with those of the Brown University Library as a whole. The successful candidate must have the management and supervisory skills necessary to realize an ambitious agenda that demonstrates the relevance of special collections to scholars and students in the 21st century.

 

The AUL for Special Collections will work with faculty and Library staff to promote the use of Brown's special collections materials in research, teaching, exhibitions, outreach, and public programs across all academic disciplines. Oversight of special collections includes understanding the importance of preservation and conservation of material objects, the current climate of digital records preservation, the use of special collections in teaching, and the array of current tools for developing innovative digital initiatives to enhance delivery of special collections content and services to scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike. The AUL will actively develop and contribute to initiatives that advance diversity and inclusion as integral to academic excellence through the work of special collections and throughout the Library. In developing and implementing a vision for how the collections are understood and used, the AUL will direct the curatorial staff in evaluating collections strengths, setting acquisition priorities, and establishing effective collection management practices.

 

The AUL for Special Collections directly supervises six professional staff (four curators, a Reader Services librarian, and the University Archivist) and has general oversight for ten additional staff as well as student assistants. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the AUL for Special Collections will work collaboratively and collegially to ensure a high degree of integration of services and functions across the Library, participate in the development of Library policies and procedures, advance Library-wide planning and evaluation, and contribute to setting the Library's strategic directions. The AUL will also work creatively and collaboratively with other collections-based and public humanities-oriented units at Brown, including the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and explore partnership opportunities with institutions outside the University.  The successful candidate will represent the Brown University Library in relevant local, regional, and national professional organizations.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience with management or leadership in a special collections environment, or closely related work.
  • Master's degree in library/information science, graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

           

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://careers.brown.edu and reference REQ151468. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

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

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Digital Production Assistant, Northeastern University Libraries, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Libraries' Digital Production Lab is looking for a part-time digital production assistant. The assistant will digitize library and archival materials and create metadata. This is a great opportunity to help shape and document workflows in a growing digitization program. 

Responsibilities

  • Scan photographic prints using an Epson 11000XL flatbed scanner and record MODS metadata in an Excel spreadsheet
  • Reformat A/V materials and create access copies using FFmpeg
  • And other duties as necessary

Required Qualifications

  • Coursework or experience in metadata creation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Collaborative working style
  • Flexible in dealing with change

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the digitization of flat items or A/V materials

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kim Kennedy at ki.kennedy@northeastern.edu.

This position is 14 hours per week at $14/hour. It is an unbenefited, term position through the end of April with the possibility of extension.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management and working as part of a team, this position will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university.

This position is responsible for providing support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. Duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendors/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment. 

Details can be found below; for complete information and to apply for this position, please click on the following link: 96733-AS.

All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison Jobs at UW site. A cover letter and resume are required. References will be requested once the finalists are selected. Applications are due by January 4, 2019. A criminal background check is also required.

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Library Applications Manager, CW MARS, Worcester, MA

CW MARS has an opening for a Library Applications Manager. This is a full time, benefited position located in Worcester, Massachusetts.   

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Library Applications Manager manages the Library Applications department and provides leadership in the development of products, services and new technologies to optimize the use of the C/W MARS Integrated Library System (ILS) by member libraries.  Holds the major responsibility for support of the library automation system software at member library locations. Supervises department activities and staff. Coordinates, develops and implements training programs as needed for member libraries and Central Site staff.  Provides project management for in-house software development projects and monitors status of community development projects important to C/W MARS. Creates and posts ILS documentation in print and electronic formats. This position serves on the C/W MARS Management Team and performs other tasks consistent with level of responsibility.

Please see the full job description which is posted on our web site at: http://www.cwmars.org/content/employment-opportunities

ABOUT CW MARS:

CW MARS(Central Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing, Inc.) is a non-profit library consortium dedicated to resource sharing and providing access to information. We are a large membership organization made up of about 150 public and academic libraries of all sizes that are located primarily in central and western Massachusetts.  Our shared catalog contains more than 8.5 million physical items and e-resources. 

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus a minimum of six years of experience at a non-profit library support organization (i.e. state library network, system, or  agency).
  • Six years' public and/or academic library experience.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.  
  • Working knowledge of non-profit organizations and library automated networks/consortia strongly preferred.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with an Integrated Library System in multiple functional areas (circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reporting, etc.).  Experience with MARC records and other metadata formats for print and online materials.
  • Technical project management experience, especially with enterprise application software.  Experience with open source software and community/team-based development is preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL preferred. Experience in Internet technologies, AsciiDoc and version control software desired.
  • Strong management skills including the ability to foster collaboration and motivate staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent customer service skills required.
  • Solid organizational skills and strong attention to detail.  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy support oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of helpdesk ticketing systems, and office productivity software.  
  • Valid Driver's License required.

TO APPLY:  

Submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment by email to resume@cwmars.org with the subject line: Library Applications Manager. Position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018.  

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Processing Archivist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Processing Archivist. Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Processing Archivist joins the library's archives processing program, and works as part of a team of archivists responsible for arranging and describing at a variety of levels the archives, manuscripts, printed ephemera, and other materials collected by Houghton Library across six curatorial areas. The Processing Archivist will develop processing plans and execute projects in order to provide access to new acquisitions and legacy collection material. The Processing Archivist collaborates in a collegial fashion with other members of the Manuscript Section, Technical Services Department, and other departments to assist in the timely and effective description of Houghton Library materials.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

There is a Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian position available at the University of Kentucky. Here is a link to the job description: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/165093 

Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and engaged library professional to provide innovative services in the position of Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian. The Librarian will engage and collaborate with faculty, students, library staff, and others across the University to support scholarship, teaching, and research involving business, economics, and public policy, as well as Federal, international, and Kentucky state and local government collections.

The Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Business and Economics departments. As such, this person will provide research, data services, and curricular support to the students and faculty of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, including the one-year and executive MBA programs, as well as other business-related research on campus. The Librarian will also serve as the liaison to the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

The Librarian will:

  • Develop and manage collections related to business, economics, and policy.
  • Develop, teach, and assess information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Provide online and in-person research assistance and consultations for students, faculty, and community members, including creating and maintaining online research guides.
  • Provide support and referral for the selection, use, and lifecycle management of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Act as a resource and recommend appropriate resources on scholarly communication topics including copyright, research data management, geographic information systems, open educational resources, and open access.
  • Initiate and support engagement and outreach efforts with the campus community, for example, with the Office of Technology Commercialization and the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).
  • Work collaboratively to promote diversity, equality, and inclusiveness with the Libraries and on campus.

Additionally, the Librarian will promote and teach the effective use of government resources specific to a variety of disciplines, and will work closely with the UK Libraries Federal Regional Depository Librarian and staff to promote effective use of Federal Government documents in public services, research, and instruction. The Librarian will promote government resources to teaching faculty for integration in course syllabi, including Kentucky state documents, Federal and local government information, research data, and international government agency resources. The librarian will train Libraries faculty and staff on the effective use of government information in research and instruction, and will provide research assistance through individual and small group consultations.

Reporting to the Head of William T. Young Library Reference Services, the Librarian will participate in outreach and campus engagement activities that build partnerships and cultivate relationships with key university units. The Librarian will participate in shared governance of the University of Kentucky by serving on library, departmental/college, and university committees as appropriate. The position will pursue scholarship, professional development and service activities in order to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position.

Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASISASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

To apply, interested applicants must complete an application and attach two documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter

Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.

Required Related Experience: 

  • Professional experience in an academic, government, or corporate business environment
  • Demonstrated experience using statistical data resources
  • Demonstrated instructional experience in an academic or research environment, and knowledge of key issues, trends, best practices, and concepts used in information and digital literacy.
  • Demonstrated experience with collections-related responsibilities in an academic or research environment.
  • Strong public service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and the ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the library and university.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position through research, publication, and/or professional engagement.

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Assistantships, Graduate Research, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Deadline Friday 11/30: Two SLIS Graduate Research Assistantships Available
Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Assistant Professor in SLIS, is looking for 2 graduate research assistants (GRAs) to each work 10 hours per week ($20/hour) during the Spring 2019 Semester starting January 22, 2018 through May 12, 2019. The GRAs will have an opportunity to work on an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) grant-funded research project to examine how advanced broadband measurement capabilities can support the infrastructure and services needed to respond to the digital demands of public library users across the U.S. 
To learn more about the project, visit the IMLS website: https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-71-18-0110-18
In addition, the graduate research assistants will each have one 3-credit course paid for by the grant in the Spring 2019 semester.
 
This is a great opportunity for two SLIS graduate students interested in digital inclusion, community engagement, and public libraries. The research assistants will be asked to complete the CITI Human Subjects Research Training, which will allow the students to work on various tasks such as: interviewing librarians and conducting focus groups with patrons; collecting and analyzing qualitative data; proofreading scholarly/professional writing pieces; collaborating with project team members at other institutions; helping to manage the budget; and other research and project coordination tasks detailed on our Schedule of Completion. Some travel to conduct the research may be required. 
There may also be an opportunity for the students to continue working on the research project beyond May 2019.
 
If you are interested in the position, please send Dr. Rhinesmith (crhinesmith@simmons.edu) a brief cover letter of interest (PDF) and a resume (PDF) by Friday, November 30, 2018. Please contact Dr. Rhinesmith if you have any questions.

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Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

The Chief Executive Officer reports to and collaborates with the Board to set the budget, vision, and strategic direction of the organization, and is responsible to the Board to manage all aspects of CHS activities in accordance with Board-approved policies and decisions. To fulfill that role, they should be talented at leading both the Board of Trustees and staff in new challenges and endeavors.

As CHS's primary public face and spokesperson, they must be an accomplished public speaker, able comfortably and effectively to engage members of the heritage community, and the general public. Working with the chief development officer, the CEO is the organization's ultimate fundraiser and works closely with the Board of Trustees and staff to cultivate new and established donors and to continue to develop productive partnerships with businesses and cultural and academic organizations. The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic and energetic leader with a solid knowledge of history organizations and a vision for their engagement with audiences, learners, and funders in the future - on-site, off-site, and digitally.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of institutional experience in a senior leadership position, demonstrating success in fundraising, financial and staff management, and obtaining resources necessary to move the institution forward.

Full job description can be found at https://chs.org/job-internship/chief-executive-officer/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $140,000 - $170,000 depending on qualifications and experience

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Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston, MA

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library seeks a Curator of Maps to provide the intellectual leadership and depth of knowledge to direct the curatorial functions to deliver on the organization's greater emphasis on K-12 and public education and enduring commitment to research and the acquisition and stewardship of cartographic materials. The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center has retained the services of Diversified Search, a nationally recognized search firm. The firm is conducting a national search. Nominations, applications, and inquiries for the Curator of Maps position should be submitted to the firm via email at NBLMapCurator@divsearch.com The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Assistant, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Provides administrative support to Director & Chief Curator Rose Art Museum. Includes overall support and execution of administrative aspects of the operations of the Rose Art Museum, including support of the Board of Advisors and meeting and event planning duties. Drafts correspondence, manages complex schedules and travel arrangements, handles a broad range of complex inquiries, issues and confidential materials, and VIP guests. Internal and external communication, including with university and external vendors to represent the executive and resolve problems. Works on a wide variety of complex assignments of a critical and/or confidential nature. Exercises independent judgment based on a knowledge of policies and procedures and university resources. Serves as a communication link between the director and other senior-level executives, and maintains extensive contact with all levels of internal staff, university staff, external professionals, guests and arts organizations.

For position details and to apply, go to https://careers.brandeis.edu/staffjobs/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 54k+

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Executive Director, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Provide the vision and skills to develop and articulate the programs that fulfill the mission of the Worcester Center for Crafts; Provide leadership for the faculty, staff and students who realize that mission; Advocate for the Craft Center to the higher education administration and numerous public and private entities; Develop and implement fundraising efforts to support the Center's programs; Oversee and assess the development of classes and workshops, the gallery and gallery store, and the overall marketing of programs at the Craft Center; Oversee planning, budgeting, assessment, and reporting for all Craft Center programs; Support the operation of Worcester State University's academic programs; Coordinate collaborative academic programs with appropriate academic representatives from HECCMA (Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts). Serves as the Chief operating officer of the Worcester Center for Crafts.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in arts administration, non-profit management, or a related field or a graduate degree in an appropriate visual arts field; A minimum of five years cumulative professional experience programming, managing, and marketing arts programs at established public or private organizations; Ability to effectively supervise personnel, resolve personnel issues, and conduct performance evaluations; Experience with budget planning and management; Fundraising experience; Ability to write and secure grant funding to support both operating and capital budgets; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to work flexible hours with willingness to work some nights and weekends.

WSU is an AA/EO Full job description available at worcester.interviewexchange.com.

All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 72,000.00 - 92,000.00

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library at Harvard Business School.

Working in the Curriculum & Learning Services (CLS) unit, you would be part of a dynamic team of information specialists and librarians who provide research and course support to a wide variety of audiences including Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty, students, program participants, and alumni, as well as Harvard University affiliates and visiting researchers. We bring the library into the classroom through in-class presentations, course information products and assignment-specific research drop-in sessions. The unit is charged with extending and leveraging current research, course support and collection-related activities to new and existing audiences.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Manager, Customer Engagement, Curriculum & Learning Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, HBS students and program participants, alumni, University affiliates and visiting researchers.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Curriculum & Learning Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides research support in a variety of formats (in-person, email, phone, chat, etc.) and in different ways (ready reference, in-depth reference and scheduled individual or team research consultations).
  • Acts as a liaison to HBS faculty units; identifies and designs research support models that align with curriculum objectives.
  • Demonstrates highly-developed skills and creativity in information research, writing, instruction, presentation and delivery. Possesses excellent critical thinking skills and superb customer service.
  • Assists researchers in accessing and extracting information from a variety of formats and sources (e.g., web, primary materials, and secondary materials) for course assignments, career research entrepreneurial activities, etc.
  • Curates news for a series of current awareness newsletters distributed to HBS students, faculty and administrative units.
  • Develops and maintains web content within the Baker Library discovery platform and content management system.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.
  • Engages as a member of the Customer Engagement team within CLS.

Basic Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration or other relevant discipline. Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources--standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CapIQ, Factset, and Thomson One; as well as market research sources including but not limited to EMIS, IBISWorld, Mintel and Passport. Experience with business literature databases (Factiva, ProQuest, EBSCO); tools and strategies for searching through them; and integrating them with data from other sources.
  • Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.
  • Work experience in an academic environment or a specialized library. 

Additional Information:

Note: During the academic term, evening and weekend hours will be required. Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.

They are:

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

Who you are:

  • You are an agile information professional energized by building positive, empowering relationships and earning the trust of students, faculty and staff
  • You have solid career experiences and a diverse tool kit
  • You can assess new environments and know when to apply established approaches and when to develop new solutions
  • You aren't satisfied just giving the answer, instead you want to really understand the question in order to provide exemplary research support
  • You're talented at leveraging available research resources to enhance user experience
  • You can thrive in a high-touch, customer-focused environment
  • You find navigating through ambiguity more exhilarating than frustrating
  • You're committed to working on a team where we believe that all of us are better and smarter than one of us
  • You thrill in an adaptive, collaborative environment

Why you'll love this job:

  • Make an impact by meaningfully engaging with the HBS and Harvard community supporting new research and ideas
  • Join a group of talented staff committed to excellence in the delivery of our mission to Educate Leaders Who Make A Difference In The World
  • Learn something new every day - resources, topics, industries, trends, research techniques and much more
  • Competitive salary & benefits as well as a commitment to a sustainable work-life integration

Cover Letter is Required. Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position please visit: https://bit.ly/2TmrWyW

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Library Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY ASSISTANT 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY 

Do you enjoy helping people of all ages? Are you friendly and enthusiastic? Do you love libraries? Wellesley Free Library is looking for a full-time (35 hours/week) Library Assistant with a positive attitude and cheerful demeanor to join our fearless, flexible and fun Circulation team. The ideal candidate has a strong customer service orientation, and is outgoing and confident. Duties include greeting patrons with a smile at public desks; checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals, shelving materials; shelf-reading; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule includes one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month.

 

The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. This is a fully-benefitted position. Starting hourly rate of pay is $18.32.

 

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by December 10, 2018.  AA/EOE

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Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

About Wolbach Library:
The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections. The Wolbach Library provides shared resources to support the CfA community's continuously evolving needs. Wolbach Library staff build, organize, manage, house, and preserve collections of physical and digital research artifacts; offer reference services and consultation; provide services in online literature searches and interlibrary loan requests; and contribute to and draw from remote databases, including the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The Wolbach Library participates in local, national, and international networks and cooperative activities to promote scholarly advancement, the sharing of information, access to recorded knowledge, and the empowerment of the astronomy and astrophysics community.
http://library.cfa.harvard.edu

Our current and future priorities are to:

  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of new knowledge in Astronomy
  • Lower technical and social barriers that negatively impact the CfA community's ability to achieve its goals
  • Promote the work of the CfA community both internally and externally
  • Develop digital projects and priorities that continually challenge Wolbach library staff to excel at an international level
  • Seek strategic collaborations to ensure the sustainability of Wolbach's programs, services, and projects
  • Promote open science through outreach and training programs

 

Position Summary

The incumbent collaborates with the CfA and external partners to define, implement, and continuously support: services, programs, and collections that enhance research, teaching, learning, and access to resources at Wolbach. The community served by the Wolbach Library includes Smithsonian staff, Harvard faculty and staff, students, post-docs, the international astronomy community, and the public.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, execution and assessment of collaborative projects, programs, and events
  • Develops collaborative project objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Creates, maintains, and shares comprehensive project documentation with library staff
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends in learning science, research methodologies, and research services
  • Conducts outreach and collaborates with current library stakeholders (e.g. NASA/SAO ADS), as well as stakeholders who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library and its services
  • Strives to provide equitable delivery of library services through the development of programs, practices, and behaviors which allow the library to actively support all members of the library's community
  • Contributes to Wolbach's monthly reports as required
  • Participates in daily circulation desk staffing


Position Closes 
11/26/2018

Pay scale & grade
IS 09

Salary
$55,909 to $72,683 per year

Learn more and Apply!
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513469500

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Access Services Coordinator, Stamford Regional Library, Stamford CT

Job ID: 2019160

Title: Access Services Coordinator

Rank: University Library Assistant II, UCP 5

Area: Library Administration

Under the direction of the Stamford Regional Library Director, the Access Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining user service operations at the Stamford campus library. Working independently, the incumbent oversees the daily operation of the library's front desk services including circulation services, reserve services, interlibrary services, and information services. The incumbent works collaboratively with other user service coordinators system-wide to establish and maintain effective, efficient, and consistent processes and procedures. This position contributes to the development of services, space, programs and marketing, and assessment initiatives at the Stamford campus library and actively collaborates with departments, schools, and/or other units to promote and provide guidance on using library resources and services. Evening and weekend hours required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, organizes, maintains, and oversees the processes and operations of user services at the Stamford campus library including circulation, reserves, interlibrary services, general information, room reservations, equipment checkout, stacks and facilities maintenance, and security.
  2. Provides information and basic reference and directional assistance to patrons at the library services desk while managing the activities of the desk.
  3. Ensures the highest level of customer service is provided to library patrons.  Reviews and maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations.
  4. Prepares, collects, and analyzes a variety of data and information and summarizes findings in applicable reports, surveys, statistics, and other communication mediums for the UConn Library, Interlibrary Services, and the State of Connecticut.
  5. Designs and produces brochures, signs, forms and schedules
  6. Provides assessment and recommendations for improved ILL, library services, spaces, technologies, and programs.
  7. Plans, prioritizes, and recommends supplies and equipment for purchase.  Monitors the budget for supplies/equipment expenditures.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees. 
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee. 
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Ensures student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

 

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree and three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Experience in library access services functions, eg. Document delivery/ILL; course reserves; circulation services.
  3. Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and faculty across the university, as well as the ability to work independently in a diverse, multicultural, and fast-paced environment.
  5. Flexibility to adjust schedule for peak activity periods and emergencies.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with Springshare software, including LibGuides, LibCal, and LibWizard.
  2. Supervisory experience within access or circulation services of an academic or large public library.
  3. Working knowledge of ALMA, ILLiad, and OCLC resource-sharing.
  4. Basic understanding of copyright and licensing issues.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current nationwide trends in access services, course reserves and interlibrary loan.

The position is currently on UConn Jobs (http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, (please reference Job ID 2019160) through December 9, 2018 and you can find the full description on site at https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/. 

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Systems Manager, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing, Hyannis, MA

JOB TITLE: SYSTEMS MANAGER

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Reports to: Executive Director. 

Position Summary:

Assist the Executive Director to establish goals, objectives, future plans and strategies for the CLAMS network to accommodate member libraries' current and projected automation requirements. Responsible for managing and monitoring CLAMS technical operations both at the central CLAMS office and CLAMS-owned equipment at member libraries. Acts as an advanced technical resource in the administration of the network's Integrated Library System (ILS). Provides support to member libraries for software and peripherals as they relate to core CLAMS Services. May serve in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) is a library consortium with a central site office staff. CLAMS serves 35 member libraries with 38 locations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The consortium comprises one academic library and 34 public library members.

Responsibilities

Systems Management

  • Manages CLAMS central systems operations, including all software, hardware, telecommunications, telephone system and related components.
  • Maintains overall systems availability, integrity and security, including user authorization and authentication
  • Maintains central communications systems for incoming, outgoing, and intranetwork connectivity
  • Serves as CLAMS principal technical liaison to other library and information networks and to other providers and vendors of communication and information services
  • Documents scheduled and non-scheduled systems events
  • Communicates systems-related information and user requirements to network members and to other service providers as appropriate;
  • May provide training to member library staff and central library consortium staff, working cooperatively with the Member Services Manager.
  • Documents and maintains information on systems and network configuration
  • Monitors system performance; advises on needs for hardware and software upgrades &/or other systems requirements in a hosted environment
  • Advises and assists in planning for network growth; assists in initiating service to new remote sites
  • Generates standard and customized reports as requested by Executive Director and network members; assists in developing and producing new reports

Interaction with Vendors and Others

  • Interfaces with vendor representatives to maintain effective functioning of applications software, operating software and hardware, telecommunications and networking hardware and software, related software and equipment
  • Recommends products and services for purchase; assists in evaluating systems and communications hardware, software, and support services
  • Monitors systems-related warranties, licenses, expiration dates; may update or recommend same for update
  • Facilitates access through CLAMS systems to services provided by state, regional, and other library and information systems

Interaction with Staff and Users

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and reviews performance of systems staff
  • Assists and works with other CLAMS staff and members in planning, developing, documenting and implementing policies and procedures
  • May represent CLAMS on user groups and at regional, state, or national conferences and committees, especially in relation to computerized networks or library automated systems
  • May attend seminars, workshops, training programs, demonstrations, exhibits, etc., as appropriate to the position of Systems Manager

Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 3 years systems experience, preferably in a library or information hosted network environment.
  • Knowledge of appropriate operating systems and hardware, library applications software, telecommunications hardware/software/services including IP telephony, TCP/IP, Web-based services and support (especially Google Apps, HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems), and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and PHP.
  • Project management experience.
  • Initiative, creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral, telephone, written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with vendors, all levels of library staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meet deadlines, delegate assignments, work under pressure.
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems.
  • Supervisory experience and skills.

Other Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Valid driver's license. Travel is occasionally required. Use of reliable insured vehicle when needed.
  • Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., bend, reach, read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing, and in person with network members, staff, vendors & others.
  • Operates electronic data processing and office equipment.

Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations.

Salary Range: $60,775 to $84,127 in 12 steps.

Environment

Smalloffice environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, crouching, and lifting/transporting of computer equipment is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs. and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions

Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

How to apply:  

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, as a PDF attachment by email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org. Use the subject line: Systems Manager.  No phone calls please. Position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 14, 2018.

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Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Baldwin Elementary School, Cambridge, MA

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

 

Duties:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher required. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist preferred, but not required. Teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms.

This position will be available February 2019 through no later than May 31, 2019.

Apply here.

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Call for Papers: Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research

Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA). 

What is the focus of this special issue? 

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques.  

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behaviour studies will also be considered. 

Submissions 

Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner. 

Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue. 

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and formatted accordance with the journal's author guidelines. 

About the Journal 

Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science.  

Information about the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=AJIM 


Schedule dates and submission deadlines 

Paper submission: 30 January, 2019 

Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019 

Revisions due: 30 April, 2019 

Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019

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Program Support Assistant II, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Title: Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: 19.5 hours per week

Hourly Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic, highly skilled individual to fill the position of Program.

Duties and Responsibilities (general summary, not all inclusive):

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Coordination and presentation of children's programs
  • Assist with some book processing as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers
  • Ability to deliver a variety of children's programming; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programming and coding language 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming language

Weekly Work Schedule:

Monday 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday 9 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday 2 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday 1 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday 9 AM - 1 PM

Weekly Work Schedule with a Saturday and Sunday rotation (Thursday and Friday off): Monday 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday 9 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday 1 PM - 5:30 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday 1 PM - 7 PM

How to Apply: Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in any of the following ways:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov

Fax: 781-455-0165

Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018.

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Program Support Assistant I, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Title: Program Support Assistant I (Library Assistant - Technical Services Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: 16 hours per week

Hourly Salary: $17.00 an hour

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic, highly skilled individual to fill the part-time position of Support Program Assistant I.

Duties and Responsibilities (general summary, not all inclusive):

Under the supervision of the Technical Services Supervisor, the successful candidate will:

  • Open packages and check in items against purchase orders
  • Process all formats of library materials in order to have them ready for circulation to the public (Covers, spine labels, etc.)
  • Affix barcodes to materials and type labels for all formats of library materials
  • Assist in preparation of books for the bindery
  • Withdraw items from Minuteman Library Network database
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes and push heavy book trucks
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • A High School Diploma; some college preferred
  • One year of work in a library setting
  • Working knowledge of library cataloging and procedures
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Willingness to be a team player within a small department
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required

Weekly Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM. This is a set work schedule and cannot be altered. 

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in the following ways:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov; Fax: 781-455-0165; Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, December 3, 2018.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply

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Executive Assistant, Accounting, Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls, NY

Executive Assistant (accounting)
The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant. This supervisory position works with Executive Director of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees to perform duties related to personnel: payroll, budgeting, accounting, correspondence and reports. Will assist the Director in grant writing, strategic plan goal setting and policy writing. Will stand in the Director's place when director is absent. Is responsible for supervision of non librarian staff.
The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills - as a writer, and verbally; is a good listener; is detail oriented, punctual and can manage time effectively; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager; has a strong grasp of accounting procedures and general bookkeeping and can think strategically. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency and prior experience using an automated accounting system, either Peachtree or QuickBooks. Prior experience with governmental accounting is desirable. NFPL is looking to add a member to our team that can help us strengthen our library's commitment to service excellence for our NF citizens. Preference given to applicants who live within Niagara Falls (city), New York. Residency within the the City of Niagara Falls upon hire is required.
Minimum qualifications are:
  • Bachelor's degree with three or more years of related experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.
  •  Associate's degree and a minimum of five years of experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.  
Desirable qualification:
  • Prior experience with governmental accounting  
  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
Hiring salary for this full time (35 hrs/week) position is negotiable with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.
To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga (dot) org. 
Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:
Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Review of applicants will begin Monday, December 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Scholarship for Service Opportunities, GW CyberCorps, Washington, DC

GW CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service is now accepting applications for September 2019. If you are interested in pursuing a technical and/or policy degree in the field of cybersecurity, consider applying for a scholarship grant. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend, and professional development allowance) for students to study cybersecurity at GW for up to three years. After completing their coursework, students will help protect the nation's information infrastructure by working as security experts in a government agency for at least the amount of time they have been supported by this program. Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and have a GPA above 3.0 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit GW CyberCorps for application and program information.

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Evening and Weekend Circulation Supervisor/Library Assistant II, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Freel Library is seeking a service-oriented, self-directed Evening Circulation Supervisor who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This full-time benefited position within the AFSCME Bargaining Unit provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during the hours of 4 pm to midnight, Sunday through Thursday. Evening hours extend to 2 am during the final exam period.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor manages all evening circulation services, provides responsive high-quality service, and creates a welcoming library atmosphere. Responsibilities include providing and overseeing circulation services, offering basic information services, maintaining confidentiality of records, assisting patrons with technology needs, organizing workflows, and supervising a part-time library assistant.  The Evening Circulation Supervisor will periodically walk through the stacks floors ensuring a safe and neat environment, participate in stacks management and shelf reading, operate library equipment, secure the library at closing, help maintain library statistics, supervise or train student assistants on occasion, work on on-going and special projects, and perform other duties as assigned. The Evening Circulation Supervisor is considered an "essential employee" to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings.

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees all evening circulation services -- interacts with patrons in a friendly, professional manner; ensures library service is responsive to student needs and meets high standards of quality and consistency; resolves problems according to procedures and policies.
  2. Works at the circulation desk to provide direct, general library assistance to library patrons during evening and weekend hours, including circulation, reserves, assigned interlibrary loan, basic information services, and basic computer and printer troubleshooting.
  3. Supervises part-time evening library assistant, organizes workflow and makes decisions about security and service during evening hours in consultation with part-time library assistant; oversees library operations, provides general security and safety oversight, and makes referrals to Public Safety as appropriate.  
  4. Uses circulation system to register patrons, check items in and out; maintains confidentiality of library records; resolves borrowing problems; answers phones; ensures items are returned to shelves; walks through and staffs stacks floors to assist library visitors, check stacks conditions, and monitor library activities.
  5. Performs closing procedures, secures library equipment, and locks library doors at closing.
  6. In collaboration with the part-time Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant, participates in shelf reading, inventory, and collection management projects; may help supervise or train Student Library Assistants who work evening or weekend hours.
  7. Operates and troubleshoots library equipment including scanners and microfilm readers; assists patrons with use of the catalog, microfilm reader, and other library equipment.
  8. Helps patrons with basic technology needs; makes referrals to the Computer Help Desk or appropriate Computer Services website help when necessary.
  9. Collects and Maintains library records and statistics as requested.
  10. In absence of Reference staff, helps patrons locate items and perform basic database searches to find information; refers patrons to the Reference staff for further assistance.
  11. Maintains knowledge of Freel Library and consortial circulation policies; maintains knowledge of standard Freel resources, including the catalog and subscription databases along with other resources available to the MCLA community.
  12. Assists with other general library duties as requested by the Associate Dean of Library Services.


Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred
  • General knowledge of library operations and procedures
  • Familiarity with current technology and demonstrated ability to use computers and peripherals including scanners, printers, and software such as Word and basic Excel
  • Ability to work with detail accurately and learn new computer applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and respectfully with a diverse community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to establish priorities and use good judgment
  • Willingness to work extended evening hours during finals and occasionally work as the sole staff member present during evening hours
  • Ability to serve as "essential staff" during campus closings
  • Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service required
  • Experience in the use of library circulation software and basic knowledge of Library of Congress system preferred
  • Basic understanding of research principles, database searching, or experience in academic library a plus

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
  • Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
  • Moderate to extensive computer work required


Additional Information:

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


Application Instructions:

This is a full-time position within the AFSCME bargaining unit, with a bi-weekly salary of $1,399.46.

Interested individuals must electronically submit a resume and letter of interest by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. Deadline for applications is November 25, 2018.

For more information, click: 

https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104958

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Reference/Information Literacy Librarian, Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT

POSITION: Anticipated - Part-time Temporary Reference/Information Literacy Librarian
17 hrs/week
Educational Assistant

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Spring 2019 (pending funding)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS degree, understanding of current trends in information literacy instruction or willingness to learn, reference service experience, library and office technology abilities/experience.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply, stating in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference/Information Literacy Librarian will provide classroom information literacy instruction, reference, circulation and other duties as assigned. Hours for this position to be determined, but one shift will be Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The remaining schedule will generally be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Exceptions may be made to accommodate faculty teaching schedules An occasional Saturday may be required.


MINIMUM SALARY: $34.59/per - no benefits

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume, Board Application (found at www.asnuntuck.edu - Employment tab) and the names of three references to:

Asnuntuck Community College
Human Resources - JOB CODE: LIB
170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
Email: AS-AcademicAffairs-HR@asnuntuck.edu
Fax: (860) 253-3069

ASNUNTUCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F. PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Talking Book Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Book Services Librarian! 

This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian. This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them, as well as training and assisting patrons on various technologies catering to those with low vision. This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban environment.

 

To see the full job description visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

 

Salary: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

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Middle School & High School Librarian, Southern Teachers Agency, Nashville, TN

This private, college-preparatory school near Nashville needs a middle and high school librarian beginning August 2019. Ideally, the new librarian will also contribute to school life by helping with co-curricular programs.

Candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree with excellent records in studies related to library science. The new faculty will earn a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package based on experience and qualifications.

If interested, complete the online application.

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Senior Associate, Scientific Library, Somerset County, NJ

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY

LONG TERM CONTRACT POSITION

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ

Job description:

  • Executes competitive intelligence searching, monitoring, and landscape views for the Cancer Enterprise.
  • Support emerging CI projects for new areas.
  • Work closely with the Scientific Library team to support non-oncology CI projects.
  • Collaborate with clinical, R&D and business development teams to support organizational strategies and priorities.
  • Develops reports/updates that provide competitive insights and analysis of trends, issues, and opportunities.
  • Delivers timely, relevant, and strategic information/intelligence to stakeholders.
  • Maintains confidentiality and adheres to ethical standards.

 

Literature and Database Searching:

  • Ad hoc Information searching for organizational requests, including from clinical operations, business development, pharmacovigilance, etc.
  • As needed, assist with library technology projects.

 

Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the oncology therapeutic area.
  • Deep experience with literature and database searching, including familiarity with pharma CI resources (i.e. Cortellis, Citeline, EvaluatePharma).
  • Experience conducting competitive analyses and delivering insights to stakeholders.
  • Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to organize, synthesize and distill key information.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to a changing environment.
  • Client focused with strong relationship building skills, including the ability to work across a diverse, global organization.
  • Experience with communication tools, and ability to work in a virtual environment.

 

Education:

Masters in Library Science or in any hard science.                                                         

 

Required Skills: 

ONCOLOGY, COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION ANALYSIS, BOOLEAN SEARCH.

 

Additional Skills:

PRESENTATION SKILLS, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING, DATABASES, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

 

Please send your resume to:
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates
adzikowski@prolibra.com 800-262-0070

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Catalog/Index Librarian, Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services, Annapolis, MD

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Office of Policy Analysis

 

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)

Salary Range: $40,400 - $62,900 

Principal Duties:

  • Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats
  • Copy cataloging using OCLC
  • Indexing proposed legislation and print publications
  • Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests
  • Catalog Maintenance

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree
  • Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH, MARC formats
  • Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in government documents, public policy and legislative issues, preferred

 

SEND RESUME WITH LETTER OF INTEREST BY NOVEMBER 30, 2018 TO:

Department of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

90 State Circle, Room 311

Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140

e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/

 

Code 24/18SLA (Required on all Resumes)

The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.

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Records Retention Specialist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Records Retention Specialist (Temporary)
Req #: 161475
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Notes: This is a TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through May of 2019.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Required by RCW 40.14, Records Management Services manages and oversees University compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the preservation and destruction of electronic and paper information. The program is the legal authority, designated by the University and by the State of Washington, to determine how long electronic and paper records and information must be retained. The office is responsible for developing Records Retention Schedules that identify records created or received by the University and specify legally approved retention periods.  It is responsible for establishing standards, relating to University business requirements and needs, which ensure the legal legitimacy of University record-keeping systems.

The program counsels and advises the University administration on the implementation of policy and procedure which promotes adherence to these standards and minimizes risk. It provides a wide range of services which are designed to help ensure the University is meeting its record-keeping responsibilities.

We have an outstanding opportunity to participate in the delivery of Records Management Services through the creation of the institution's Records Retention Schedules, with this position opening for a Temporary Records Retention Specialist.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, strong prioritization skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Develops and reviews Record Retention Schedules

  • Analyze and if necessary revise and update existing records retention records   schedules to ensure conformance with legal requirements and state and institution standards; perform research and recommend standards based on investigations.
  • When applicable create new records retention schedules that assure compliance   with state and federal regulations, rules and statutes in the management of   information regardless of its physical form or characteristics.
  • Researches and analyzes federal and state rules and regulations to ensure   recommended retention periods meet legal and accountability requirements.
  • Identifies and consults with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to ensure records retention schedules are accurate and responsive to the needs of UW offices, departments and programs.
  • Consults with the University Archivist in the identification and appraisal of records with enduring legal and research value for the archives' collections.
  • Demonstrates experience with a variety of research and analysis techniques, ideally including a mix of both quantitative and qualitative methods for   understanding and documenting end-user and business owner requirements.
  • Effectively identifies, collects, organizes and documents relevant data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent   assessment, analysis, and investigation.
  • Effectively conveys information in writing and through the spoken word, using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the   knowledge and understanding of the audience.
  • Accurately reads, interprets, and retains information from written material, including federal and state statutes, rules, regulations, and circulars.
  • Ability to work in a customer focused, quality improvement environment.


REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree and demonstrated experience in the creation of records retention schedules. Certificate in Records Management and 2 years of experience in creating records retention schedules may be substituted for required education.

Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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Allied Health Sciences Librarian/Instructor, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Allied Health Sciences Librarian at the faculty rank of Instructor. The primary focus of this full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is to provide customized library services to the College of Allied Health Sciences faculty, students and staff.

Required
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment
  • Knowledge and experience with current electronic health information resources and services
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively in a cross- trained team environment
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong user-focused customer service skills and abilities
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service commensurate with faculty status

Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Minimum 1 year relevant professional experience
  • Familiarity with the academic health center environment and the role of the library within it
  • Experience working with allied health faculty, students and/or clinicians
  • Subject background in the health or life sciences, or in information technology
  • Experience in initiating creative and innovative information services programs
  • Experience with performing in-depth literature reviews including, but not limited to systematic reviews
  • Experience with LibGuides or other tools for developing online research guides
  • Collaborative planning and problem solving abilities; ability to implement and manage programs and projects
  • Pursuit of membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends for instruction
  • Experience with citation management software

Responsibilities:

The Allied Health Sciences Librarian provides personalized and customized research and education support via an embedded service model to the College of Allied Health Sciences. The successful candidate will develop customized instruction, both in-person and online, throughout the allied health curriculum. This position will be responsible for providing specialized reference and research consultations for allied health faculty, students and/or clinicians. The Allied Health Sciences Librarian will work collaboratively with library faculty to facilitate instruction, collection development, distance education and emerging instructional technology within the department and university. This position is responsible for providing information services to distance students. 

Specifically, the Allied Health Sciences Librarian:
  • Provides health information literacy instruction and research instruction and assistance
  • Engages in an embedded service model for College of Allied Health Sciences faculty, students and staff
  • Collaborates with library faculty to support instruction, distance education and emerging instructional technology
  • Participates in service to Augusta University Libraries, the profession and Augusta University
  • Demonstrates a capacity for scholarly productivity
  • Provides assistance and instruction in person and in the virtual environment

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Allied Health Sciences Librarian will be the embedded librarian for College of Allied Health Sciences educational and accrediting committees, and serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Allied Health Sciences Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national professional associations and to contribute to the professional literature.

Salary and Benefits:
This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers' Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University includes a new Cyber Institute in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply
In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references online at www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/universityJob ID#15202

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Women and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment. The use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, indoors or out, is strictly prohibited. This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment, and providing superior service to our patients,students, faculty, and employees. Augusta University Medical Center is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success.

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

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Library Information Studies Intern, Technical Information Center, FM Global, Norwood, MA

Library Information Studies Intern Job Description 2018

As a Library Information Studies Intern you will experience working in a corporate library setting and will be assisting the Technical Information Center (TIC) manager in inventorying and processing a variety of TIC material, including internal company publications, reports, serial holdings, historical materials and more. The focus of the collection is primarily engineering and research.  The TIC also includes the FM Global Historical Collection, dating back to 1835 and the founding of the company. You may experience working with the collection, possibly including photographing and researching artifacts. 

 

FM Global, with its 180-year history, is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Locating and organizing collections of publications
  • Scanning items to add to digital collections
  • Creating and/or editing catalog records
  • Foldering and boxing items for storage
  • Assisting with daily tasks such as shelving
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications and Skill: 

  • Currently enrolled in Master's in Library and Information Services/Studies is required
  • Detail oriented
  • Electronic cataloging skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn about features and functions of corporate libraries
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 35 pounds, bend and climb 

 

Location: Norwood, MA

20 hours per week - flexible

Total of 200 hours or 10 weeks

Paid internship

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Reference Librarian, Land O' Lakes Library, Land O Lakes, FL

This job is open until November 29, at Midnight.

Starting Salary: $38,100.00

Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Dade City, Hudson and Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions: Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff. Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of public library organizations and operations.
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff.
  • Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.
  • One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants

Apply here.

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Call for Applications: Beta Phi Mu Scholarship 2019

2019 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is Now Open 

The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • The Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship of $2,250 for a student beginning library/information studies in an ALA-accredited school or other approved program.
  • The Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for School Library Media Service of $2,250 for a student beginning Library and Information Studies at an ALA-accredited school or an AASL-recognized school with the intention of pursuing a career in school library media service.
  • The Harold Lancour Foreign Research Fellowship of $1,750 for a professional librarian pursuing a robust LIS-related research project to be conducted in a country outside of Canada/USA.

Applicants do not need to be members of Beta Phi Mu to apply for these awards. Links to applications are now available on the Beta Phi Mu website. All application materials must be submitted online by the March 15, 2019 deadline. Award announcement will be made at the Beta Phi Mu program at the ALA Annual Meeting in June, 2019. 

For more information:
Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society: 
http://www.betaphimu.org/
Beta Phi Mu Membership Scholarship Information: 
https://www.betaphimu.org/scholarships.html

Contact:
Alison Lewis, Executive Director, Beta Phi Mu - 267-361-5018 executivedirector@betaphimu.org

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Electronic Records Analyst, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1

The Electronic Records Analyst works with the University Records Manager to establish and maintain a digital information environment which supports the University's regulatory and compliance obligations for records and information management and long-term preservation of digital assets. Provides expertise and leadership on the management of the digital information of the University to ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements for restrictions, retention, appropriate destruction processes, and/or long-term preservation. Participates in the active management and/or preservation of a wide array of types of digital records, including but not limited to, University electronic records, websites, and social media. Provides guidance to administration, faculty, and staff on creating, managing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital and digitally reformatted records in accordance with State of Florida and Federal regulations. The Electronic Records Analyst provides expertise and leadership, and serves as a member of various collaborative teams to develop frameworks for best practices for electronic records management across campus. This position also serves as a member of a collaborative team to ensure compliance, verification, authentication, and related activities that build and sustain a comprehensive program of records management. The Electronic Records Analyst reports to the University Records Manager.

 

The search will remain open until November 21, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

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LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program

Are you a new ALA Midwinter attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

Are you an experienced ALA Midwinter attendee and willing to share your experience and advice?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.  

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all! And if you're at all experienced attending and being actively engaged in ALA Midwinter, we'd love to hear from you to help others navigate the conference.

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the ALA conference. The benefit of meeting a new colleague, helping someone navigate the ALA exhibit hall or find the best sessions is priceless.  

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPLearning

If you are interested in being an Experienced Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPExperienced

We will make every effort to match Buddies with common interests and availability. Matching will begin after December 17, 2018. Please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee: npsbuddy [at] gmail.com

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Training Program Coordinator, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as NIH Library Training Program coordinator, helping National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and staff learn and apply a variety of skills and analysis techniques to their research. This is a GS-9/11/12, Librarian position. If you have experience providing instruction and leadership for training programs and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.
 
We expect to announce this vacancy on USAJOBS.gov on November 29, 2018 and the application will be open for five calendar days. The application period reflects the NIH's effort to hire talented people quickly. You may preview the draft announcements now at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516131800 and www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516132100 but you will not be able to apply until November 29th.

We encourage you to create or update your USAJOBS.gov account and profile now so you will be ready to apply when this job is announced. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts. We also encourage you to set up email notifications for job announcements. Please visit the USAJOBS.gov Help Center at www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq for more information.


Major responsibilities of the position are as follows. 

Serves as team leader and coordinator for training, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them. Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics documenting service levels and trends, are accomplished. Manages monthly workflow of class creation, promotion, and execution of over 150 classes per year.

Coordinates with instructors on year-long curriculum creation for their service areas.  Coordinates classes from outside vendors and guest speakers, including a program of instruction in the use of library databases and analytical tools. 

Supports instructors in improving their teaching by leveraging latest thinking in adult learning and in-person and virtual instruction. Streamlines training, including promotion, completion certificates, and standardizing core class delivery.

Develops and coordinates recorded tutorial promotion and exposure on the library website. Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information relating to biomedical subjects.

Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH scientists and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information. Develops approaches and methods for solving information problems associated with biomedical subjects. Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic resources, such as software applications pertinent to the training program, and develops and implements new applications and user services.

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Education & Research Services Librarian, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Education & Research Services Librarian 

The McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE seeks an innovative and collaborative Education and Research Services (E&RS) librarian to join a team of faculty librarians. Through this recruitment, the library is looking to grow depth in assessment, in development of online learning modules, and in integration of education technologies. 

Reporting to the head of education and research, the Education & Research Services Librarian provides research and education services to faculty, staff, and students; provides instruction on the effective use of library resources; provides education on information literacy competencies; and provides expert literature search services in support of patient care, clinical quality improvement, and research projects. 

The McGoogan Library follows a liaison model. All E&RS librarians liaise with colleges or departments to develop collaborative, productive relationships with people in academic and research roles. Together with E&RS faculty, this librarian promotes the role of the library as a partner in research, teaching, and education, develops research guides, and contributes to the library's outreach and advocacy efforts. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience providing information literacy instruction to graduate and professional students;
  • Advanced literature searching skills in health sciences and biomedical databases;
  • Experience cultivating relationships with faculty;
  • Experience conducting outreach or advocating on behalf of the library; and
  • Enthusiasm for working in an academic health sciences environment.

Faculty librarians participate in campus service and receive support to pursue professional development. This is not a tenure-leading faculty position, but all librarians may elect to pursue tenure. An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Minimum salary is $55,000 per year.  

About McGoogan Library of Medicine

The McGoogan Library of Medicine, as one of the nation's major health science libraries, serves the information needs of UNMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of Nebraska. The library provides timely access to high quality collections of print and electronic materials, develops applications of information technology, promotes the development of information management skills that support lifelong learning, and promotes networking and the integration of information. The library occupies 57,820 square feet of space which includes over 350 study seats, 16 group study rooms, a state-of-the-art training room with advanced technology, an eLearning Development Laboratory, and 29 public work stations. Library resources include over 190,000 print and electronic volumes, an extensive collection of multimedia and anatomical models, a History of Medicine collection, and rare books and manuscripts. The library building will undergo a major renovation during the next two years.     

About UNMC

As Nebraska's only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. The Nebraska Medicine system, anchored by Nebraska Medical Center, a tertiary/quaternary academic medical center on the UNMC campus, offers 39 specialty and primary care clinics and 50 specialties and sub-specialties. Each of our five UNMC campus sites is its own community, connected to a greater community. 

About Omaha  

Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. In our livable, right-sized city, you will find everything you might be looking for, including:

  • Cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues,
  • Lakes and rivers for fishing, sailing, and kayaking,
  • A well-developed trail system for runners, bikers, and hikers,
  • Gardens, green-spaces, and farm-to-table growers,
  • An amazing network of makers and inventors, and
  • Thriving academic and professional communities.

The Omaha metropolitan area offers a variety of excellent K-12 educational options and is a great place to raise a family. Omaha is within easy driving distance from Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, and is home to a convenient regional airport. 

Application

UNMC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, where everyone feels valued, respected and included.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by December 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply: unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39301 

UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

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Assistant Supervisor, Public Services for Technology, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:             Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology

Department:              Library                                                

Location:                    Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton, MA 02459

Salary Range:             $63,276 - $85,037 in 11 steps           

Grade:                        S10, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director               Posting: External

Date of Notice:            11/9/2018   

                                        

Newton Free Library seeks a creative, innovative, and user-focused librarian to join our management team as the Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology. If you are passionate about making technology accessible and exciting in the public library for patrons and staff this might be your perfect opportunity!

Newton Free Library is one of the most active libraries in the state and each day patrons flood the library in need of our technology services and equipment. The enthusiasm and support of technology in our community led to the creation and opening of a brand new computer lab for instructional classes and a dedicated Makerspace this year. This position is responsible for service outcomes in our heavily used Tech Center, overseeing and presenting STEAM and technology programming, staff training, library technical support, and the development of new initiatives for the library. You'll supervise our Digital Communications Librarian, collaborate with our Library Network Technician, and lead a strong interdepartmental team of staff called the "Tech Squad" that are trained to assist with technology support and public programming.  This position is an integral part of the library's Public Services Department supervisory team and the library's leadership and planning team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to user experience and service, an ability to work well with staff and public of all skill levels, a vision of how technology can advance library service and the requisite understanding of library computer and software systems. He or she will be a strong librarian with solid experience in library reference service. Dedication to fostering a positive collaborative work environment is a must. There will also be specific collection development responsibilities, service desk coverage including on evenings and weekends, public program presentations, and opportunities to represent the library at related meetings, events and conferences.

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science and three to five years of library experience, or equivalent. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of computer technologies deployed in libraries, including server operation, networks, operating systems, and wireless networks.

To apply, submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on November 26, 2018.

 

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

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Gallery Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern, part time

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library Boston, MA

 

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern will serve as the first face of the Leventhal Map & Education Center exhibition gallery, and work with the GIS team in creating digital resources aimed at fostering discovery and access to the Map Center's historical map collection. The Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern will spend on average approximately 10 hours a week monitoring the gallery, and approximately 5 hours / week georeferencing a collection of nineteenth century urban atlases.

 

This is a part-time position. The duration of the internship is flexible, depending upon applicant's educational goals and other responsibilities. Compensation: $11/hour during 2018; $12 beginning January 1, 2019. Gallery shifts will be Fridays 10 - 5, and Sundays 1 - 5. This position is subject to a CORI check.

 

Intern - Gallery Attendant Responsibilities (~10 hours / week):

  • Arrive ten minutes prior to gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference and directing rare materials requests to appropriate library staff
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Generate social media content with the goal of promoting the Center
  • Collect and report data on visitor impressions and questions for curators to review
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

 

Intern - Geospatial Assistant Responsibilities (~5 hours / week):

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
  • Develop and implement electronic tools that facilitate visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Center's historical map collection
  • Develop and implement learning materials such as workshops, tutorials, and library guides in collaboration with Leventhal Center's Education team
  • Develop programming to increase visibility of library resources
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks

 

 

 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums/ and or libraries and geospatial technologies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of one (1) weekend gallery shift, either Saturday 10 - 5 or Sunday 1 - 5

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience studying GIS (in any discipline), history, public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of desktop GIS and/or web GIS technology
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Leaflet, or D3.js
  • Experience with any of the following: Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Access, Carto, StoryMaps, QGIS, or Github
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large.

 

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  •  We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  •  We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  •  We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research. 

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Service Desk Coordinator, Emerson College Library, Boston, MA

As the most senior library staff member during evening and weekend hours, the Service Desk Coordinator is primarily responsible for the smooth operation of the library's spaces and services at these times. They provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. The person in this position facilitates access to circulating, reserve, and media collections. May require holiday hours. Salary is pro-rated, based on a 29 hour workweek.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Required:

Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.

Demonstrated experience in training and directing the work of part-time employees, student workers, interns, or volunteers.

Aptitude and communication skills to provide excellent service in person, over the phone, and via chat and email.

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems environment. Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, iPads, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Preferred:

Familiarity with Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system, MediaNet media booking system, Dean Evans Associates EMS room reservation system, and Gimlet statistical tracking.

Interest in other areas of library operations including, but not limited to, instruction, information literacy, digital initiatives, distance learning, cataloging and outreach.

Required Documents

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
To apply online, see here.

Here is the link: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18473

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Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

 

Best Consideration Date: 11/21/2018

 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland's iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on youth digital practices and emerging literacies. We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College's theoretical and methodological traditions in informal learning contexts. Though not required, we especially encourage candidates who study informal contexts with younger populations (i.e., children from birth to 13) to apply. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

 

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersection of two or more of these disciplines: library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, or information science. Examples of topics of interest for this position include youth digital practices, design of learning experiences, design of technology, assessment of informal learning, youth development, family learning, play-based learning, early digital literacy development, equity and justice; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply. Similarly, we encourage applicants who leverage a range of disciplinary methodologies and theories in their work, including, but not limited to critical race theory, large-scale data analytics, and ethnographic approaches.

 

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

This is a tenure-track appointment. Tenure-track faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College. Tenure-track assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

 

For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to youth-related courses and programs
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchools through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D degree earned at the time of appointment
  • Peer-reviewed research relevant to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related topics
  • Teaching experience in courses related to library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, information science, education, or a related field
  • A record or vision for securing external funding
  • Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities.

 

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world. The university's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Library and Information Science, Information Management, and Human-Computer Interaction), and a large and diverse doctoral program. The Youth eXperience (YX) Lab at the College brings together researchers from various disciplinary traditions to create digital learning experiences and promote positive orientation toward STEAM learning for underserved youth, and develop research-practice partnerships with champions in communities that support and empower youth to be engaged participants in their communities. The College is also the home to Kidsteam, an inter-generational design team that brings together children, researchers, and technologists to design technologies that support children's learning and play. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important areas at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, youth and school librarianship, life-relevant learning, emerging digital literacies, information seeking behavior, policy and ethics, social justice, and archives and records management. 

 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, as well as admissions.

 

Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

 

To apply you will need to provide:

  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
  • Your CV
  • A list of 3 professional references. For each reference include the person's title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your research philosophy

 

To apply please use the UMD ejobs link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64139

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Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law

Law Library Intern (Temporary, Part-time)

If you are looking to experience the many different functions librarians perform at a specialty library - from reference to circulation - then this Law Library Intern is the opportunity for you! Northeastern Law School is just a short fifteen minute walk from Simmons!

Responsibilities

  • Providing reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk
  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks 
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program
  • Previous library or law library reference experience and/or J.D. is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidate!

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential. 

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor.  Hours must be worked on-site. 

Salary is $18 per hour. The position is not benefits-eligible.

The internship would start as soon as possible but we can be flexible. It would continue until the end of June 2019, or earlier as negotiated.

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at s.akehurstmoore@northeastern.edu and Elliott Hibbler at l.hibbler@northeasern.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Faculty Librarians, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe, Indigenous Peoples who have lived in the Salish Sea basin and the North Cascades watershed from time immemorial. The university acknowledges historical injustices, seeks respectful relationships with our indigenous neighbors, and expresses gratitude for their ongoing stewardship of our shared lands and waterways.

Bellingham is a community of 88,500 with the advantages of a larger city and the charm of a coastal town. Amenities include a robust arts scene, a thriving local and sustainable food movement, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, with proximity to two major metropolitan areas, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Western Libraries supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Due to several retirements, Western Libraries invites applications for up to four full-time, tenure-track Teaching & Learning Division librarians. These librarians will support integrated literacies such as research, writing, and reading, and also serve as subject librarians for the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

All 4 positions are full-time, tenure-track in support of research, writing, and reading academic literacies. Librarians at Western work with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, staff, and community members. They also facilitate workshops, develop inclusive curricula and learning objects, engage in ongoing professional development to build cultural competence, and collaborate on the collections team. At Western, librarians participate in faculty shared governance and engage in scholarship and professional service. Western is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Librarians in the Teaching & Learning Division have a primary focus on supporting research, writing, and reading academic literacies. They also serve as subject librarians to support students and faculty within Western's on- and off-campus programs. Among the librarians recruited, we will be looking for individuals to support our government information and map collections. Specific position responsibilities include the following:

  • Consult with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Facilitate workshops and other course-specific instructional sessions, tours, and orientations.
  • Teach undergraduate credit courses, supporting the culturally unique needs of Western's student body.
  • Participate in the university's shared governance and serve on committees and task forces to support a collaborative and equitable organizational culture, and advance the curricular role of the Libraries.
  • Engage in professional development to build cultural competence and stay abreast of current educational practices that support the evolving needs of diverse populations.
  • Create and implement inclusive curricula, learning objects, outreach initiatives, and services for assigned subject areas or collection formats.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries' collection team to collaboratively shape collections that represent, serve, and support diverse constituencies, including historically underrepresented groups and a wide range of social identities.
  • Engage in creation of scholarship
  • Fulfill responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students

To see the full position announcement or to apply, please see: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496275/faculty-librarian.

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Assistant Professor, Digital Strategies Librarian, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Oakland University's Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership for the Library's digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment.

In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies Librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities

  • Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments

  • Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas

  • Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility

  • Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes

  • Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations

  • Participating in library, university, and professional service activities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

  • Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.

This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO APPLY ONLINE, PLEASE SEE FULL POSTING AT: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/15224

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Call for Papers: GKMC Special Issue

This is a call for papers on community and small archives for a special issue of Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

Recently there has been noticeable growth in discussion around community and small archives. Such archives may be stand-alone or part of other organisations such as schools, universities, historic societies, churches, cultural or indigenous communities, and local government or quasi-government organisations. They are often the result of local or community initiatives (where community does not necessarily have a geographic meaning). The notion of critical archiving and giving voice to the marginalised and non-elites is another important aspect, and community archives are considered to challenge the dominant modes of archival practice. Yet the realities of day-to-day practice in small archives are not widely understood or acknowledged by the mainstream or formal archive sector, and it can be difficult to identify key themes or concerns for community and small archives.

Papers are requested that explore the nature and use of community and small archives, their collections and management, and their place in the wider cultural heritage industries. Practitioner perspectives and case studies are especially encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Community archives and digital heritage
  • The management of community and small archives including the use of volunteers, access, funding, governance, and strategy
  • Diversity and discrimination vs the neutrality of the archives
  • Social justice and community archives
  • The nature and diversity of collections in community archives including digital collections and the issues around digital preservation and/or digitisation
  • The use of community archives in digital humanities and local history
  • Training and professional development for community archivists an