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Regional Government Documents Librarian, University of Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Gainesville, FL

The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida. 

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.

In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Libraries' current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the public's access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until April, 3, 2017 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/FacultyPositions.html.Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, atbonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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 Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking an archives assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position will start in March at 10 to 20 hours per week. This position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats and their eventual transfer to the Canadian Architecture Collection at McGill University. (Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.msafdie.com and the Moshe Safdie Collection at McGill's Canadian Architecture Collection at http://cac.mcgill.ca/safdie.) The office is located between Inman and Porter Squares in Somerville, MA, and is easily accessible by T and numerous bus lines. For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience.

Duties:

  • Assist with digital asset management, collections management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.
  • Digitize and process collections including, original artwork, and photographs (slides, negatives, prints).
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge, Open Asset, or other Digital Asset Management Systems.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Preserve and rehouse archival material in various formats.
  • Assist with the preparation of archival materials for transfer to McGill University's Canadian Architecture Collection
  • Assist with the transfer of non-archival materials to off-site storage (records management)
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

Desired Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, be well organized, have excellent attention to detail in their work, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with DAMS desired.
  • Knowledge of handling fine art, architectural records and of the architectural design process considered an asset.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

Please note: all staff must sign the firm's confidentiality agreement.

Schedule Starting in March - up to 20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday 

Salary $15.00/hour. No benefits. Internship credit may be possible.

To Apply Please submit cover letter and resume to Kathy Bohlman, Archivist/Records Manager, Safdie Architects

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Project Lead for Records Management Facilitator Internship, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, Honolulu, HI

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking an experienced Project Lead for our Records Management Facilitator internship program, whose main goal is to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files, spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of both analog and digital records, with formats including paper, photographs and slides, motion picture film, disks, CD-ROMs, audio tapes, and electronic databases.

We are looking for a motivated, resourceful, and conscientious information professional to become our in-house expert on all things information. The Project Lead will be responsible for managing the two Project Assistants, and helping our office reach its record management goals. One of the assistants will be based in Honolulu working with you, while the other will be based at a Refuge on our neighboring island, Kauai. This position will require some travel between the two islands by the Project Lead to ensure the goals of this program are being met.

The Project Lead will work with his or her two assistant interns and be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly or transferring them to the National Archives and Records Administration. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, content management systems, and other disciplines. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating and coordinating with other staff, establishing guidelines and best practices, networking with other information professionals for support and information sharing, and training others on policies and procedures. As Project Lead you will also be responsible for the recruitment and hiring of the next round of interns.

The main responsibility of the rotation is to digitize and increase access to the records. Good time management skills are necessary as your daily work will be self-supervised and self-initiated. While most of the Honolulu work will be conducted in the office, there are opportunities to travel to different refuges on Oahu based on their records needs. We will count on you to guide us by making policy recommendations, workflow decisions, and strategies for future records practices.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Must be able to stay the full six months of the rotation
  • Must be in your second year of graduate school, or have over a year plus experience in digitization and cataloging.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Interest in a unique, nuanced project that includes many aspects of information science and other fields.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to learn and operate various hardware devices and software programs.
  • Adherence to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.

Preferred:

  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.
  • Work experience, internship experience, or coursework in archival science, records management, library science or a combination of applicable fields.
  • Experience with scanning equipment, Microsoft software, Adobe Acrobat and content management platforms.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • A general background in biology, environmental science, or related field.

SCHEDULE:

This is a 6-month internship, and we will require you to stay for the full duration. As Project Lead you are also responsible for the smooth transition between rotations. During your six months, a full-time 40 hours per week schedule is preferable. However, the schedule is flexible and is negotiable depending on the needs of the office and interns.

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid, but we can offer free agency housing and subsidy for use of public transportation ($60 a month bus pass) for Honolulu interns and a government car for transportation to and from work for the Kauai intern. At the end of the internship, interns will be awarded $1,500. Furthermore, depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Any work travel, to and from Kauai will also be covered. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse, which can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen people on Kauai.

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located a short walk from the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. Both locations are along popular bus routes. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and a nearby library within walking distance. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. You will gain awareness of wildlife refuge management, island and marine ecosystems, and many endangered and unique plant and animal species. Just recently, one of our monuments, Papahanaumokuakea, was expanded by Presidential order into the largest marine protected area in the world. This internship is an amazing opportunity to see history in the making as the Service and its partners launch its management plans for the monument.

Both the Honolulu and Kauai offices are team oriented and promote a strong work/life balance. As scheduling allows, there are extracurricular opportunities available, including field trips to remote worksites, assisting in biological surveys and participation in other office functions and events.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Olivia Thormodson at olivia_thormodson@fws.gov

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Application" The deadline for applications is March 27, 2017 at 7 AM HST.

CONTACT:

Olivia Thormodson
Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 792-9525

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Part-time Staff Librarian, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Do you believe variety is the spice of life? Do you love those workdays when you get to help a patron find their next favorite author, then work with a child who is a reluctant reader and then spend the afternoon putting together recommended booklists for the webpage?  We are looking for a staff librarian who is flexible, willing to pitch in wherever needed and just as comfortable in the children's room as the adult services area. You should like kids. You will spend your days working the children's desk and the reader's advisory/info desk. Ideally you will be an adept writer, familiar with WordPress and willing to work on blog posts promoting reading and bibliographies targeted at both children and adults. You will work with staff to plan and conduct literature-based library programs and outreach activities for both children and adults.

Must demonstrate strong reader's advisory skills, familiarity with both children's and adult collections and be comfortable working with the public.  Should have solid technology skills, including web tools, database searching and social media.  

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate required or an equivalent combination of education and experience; previous experience working in children's or reader's advisory position desired. Must have a solid, working knowledge of children's literature, adult fiction and popular reading materials.  Salary range is from $24,617 to $35,537 in ten steps.

Applications: Email to Becky Herrmann, Library Director, Chelmsford Public Library atbherrmann@townofchelmsford.us   Please include writing samples and bibliographies you have compiled. 

Deadline: Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by March 10th.We want to get this done!  Interviews will be ongoing and conducted as applications are received. This is a 20 hour per week position with benefits. Schedule will be Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday. The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Public Services Librarian, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

POSITION OVERVIEW Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Public Services Librarian for Nutting Memorial Library has overall responsibility for the library's public services operations including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves, as well as the development, delivery, and assessment of undergraduate information literacy instruction. This position also coordinates the hiring, training, and scheduling of the library's student workers. The Public Services Librarian is responsible for developing and encouraging a positive, engaging, and user-centered approach to customer service and library outreach, and must be able to work collaboratively with library colleagues as well as Academy faculty and staff. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position with benefits.

DUTIES

  • Oversee public services area within a small academic library, including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserve desk operations.
  • Provide in-person and remote reference services to the Academy community.
  • Design, deliver and assess undergraduate information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Oversee the hiring, training and scheduling of the library's student workers.
  • Handle routing of submitted service tickets to the appropriate library staff member(s).
  • Maintain library website and assist with management of library's social media presence.
  • Bill library patrons for lost or non-returned materials; determine and communicate circulation policies and procedures under the guidance of the Head Librarian.
  • Assist with library outreach, including promotion, event planning, and collaboration with other campus entities.
  • Assist with collection development and deselection projects as assigned.
  • May serve on Academy committees as required.
  • May supervise student and/or regular Academy employees.
  • Compile annual statistics & reports related to above areas of responsibility.
  • Other duties as assigned. This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

SKILLS 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills including a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor
  • Ability to successfully ascertain and support the diverse learning goals of Academy students
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills and familiarity with a wide range of information resources
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and to work closely and congenially with departments across campus
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple competing projects
  • Familiarity with integrated library system software (familiarity with Innovative Interfaces products preferred)
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design skills preferred

REQUIREMENTS 

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science or the equivalent (conferred by date of hire)
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Knowledge and experience with relevant reference databases and resources
  • Demonstrated high level of comfort and proficiency with technology
  • Familiarity with best practices, trends, and assessment strategies related to information literacy instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of library services in fostering student success
  • Previous work experience in an academic library
  • Previous teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with library marketing, outreach and/or advocacy preferred
  • Academic interest or work experience in any of the following areas preferred: marine/ocean science, engineering, marine transportation, or international business & logistics

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS 

  • Contacts include students, parents, alumni, and various external and internal constituencies;
  • Will work occasional nights and weekends to support department and related College events;
  • Frequent use of keyboard and computer screen;
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 30-50 pounds.
How to Apply
Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé, a completed MMA Application Form, copies of applicable professional certifications, transcripts and/or licenses, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
or
Director of Human Resources
Box C - 3
Castine, ME 04420
In the subject line of your email, please write the full title of the position you are applying for and your name. For all faculty appointments, official college transcripts must be received prior to a formal offer being made for employment. All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

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.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager), 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 Serials Solutions 360Link
  • 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 on issues under her purview.
  • 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

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years of 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

Requirements

  • 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

To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a single document containing your cover letter, résumé, and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15318491.

For questions or additional information regarding this job posting, please contact Kris Liberman, Associate Librarian at the Boston Architectural College -- kris.liberman@the-bac.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

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 Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Tufts Medical Center. In addition, the Library serves the clinical faculty and students of affiliate teaching hospitals. The Department's major activities are user education, reference, online and print information delivery, circulation, and reserves.

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to students, researchers, and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the Tufts University School of Medicine, focusing on the faculty and students in the first two years of the MD program (pre-clinical), as well as the MD/MBA program, and other departments as assigned. The successful candidate will further develop existing programs that deliver library support to meet the information needs of this community, as well as explore new opportunities for outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in medicine and medical education, and make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group and individual instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. This position has the rank of Assistant Librarian.

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Some volunteer or paid experience in an academic library 
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; degree must be complete by starting date.
  • Experience searching academic literature databases 
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a medical or health sciences library
  • Undergraduate subject credentials in biology, chemistry, or health sciences
  • Experience with instructional technology or design
  • Familiar with common library technologies, such as chat reference and library resource guides
  • Demonstrated ability to search scientific literature databases (such as Medline, Web of Science, Scopus)
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability
  • Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service

*Please include a resume/CV and a cover letter with your application*

Salary range:$52,000-60,000

Go to http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=17001082

Or http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for job #17001082

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Call for Submissions: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in an issue of Progressive Librarian.  The winner of the contest will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference.  The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting.  In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor, with the expectation that they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

Requirements

1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2016.

2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.

3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.

4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.comEntries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on international workers' day, or May Day, May 1, 2017.

5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to an information and communication technology  social justice-related NGO at the discretion of the selection committee.

Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones, Julene.Jones@uky.edu  and Madeline Veitch, veitchm@newpaltz.edu.

More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available athttp://progressivelibrariansguild.org/.

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Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

SEARCH REOPENED: The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an out-of-state relocation, we have an opening for the Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services. This fun and challenging position supervises the Children's Room at the busy Central Library, located adjacent to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

The person selected for the Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services will oversee the daily operation of the Children's Room at the Central Library. (Please note, job posting needs updating; job does not include supervision of Mason Square Branch.)  Other elements of the job are outreach, programming, collection development, reference, and reader's advisory; more specifically:

The supervisor works closely with the manager to plan and implement policy, procedures, and strategies for improving delivery of youth services throughout the library system; purchases children's materials (print and media) for the library system; oversees administration of the Early Childhood Resource Center; participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants. Supervision is exercised over Children's Room staff, 2.5 FTE librarians.

Requirements include three years of experience in a public library environment, with two years of experience supervising employees preferred. Also required are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. We are looking for a candidate with a proven record of meaningful community engagement, strong staff mentoring and coaching skills, and experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $50,500.71. The closing date is Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video. If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue, please apply. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

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Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons College invites applicants for adjunct faculty to teach in the information science & technology area.  We are specifically interested in candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: technology for information professionals, introduction to programming, database management, and other related areas, either in online and/or face-to-face formats. For more information on the courses offered, see 'program requirements' under http://www.simmons.edu/academics/graduate-programs/library-and-information-science--information-science-and-technology-ms

Requirements: The minimum criteria for candidates wishing to teach are: a master's degree in LIS, CS or a related field, a minimum of three years of experience working in an LIS program, library, archives, museum, or other information institution and, for those candidates wishing to teach in a blended or online learning environment, completion of the Simmons Online training program. Preference will be given to candidates with formal teaching or instructional experience and who have demonstrated excellence communication skills.

For further information, please contact the Director of the IS&T concentration Nanette Veilleux (veilleux@simmons.edu). Send your CV and cover letter to the same email address. Consideration of applications by the IS&T faculty and the Panel on Adjunct Review and Recommendation (PARR) will be ongoing for upcoming semesters.

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Part Time Youth Programming Assistant, Rye Public Library, Rye, NH

Libraries that value their tween and teen populations thrive with liveliness and excitement!  Here at the Rye Public Library, we seek to continue to engage this demographic with innovative and appealing programming.  To that end, we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Youth Services Programming Assistant. 

The position is 12 Hours per week with the following hours:  Mondays and Fridays 3:00-5:00pm & Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 - 8:00pm. (some Friday evenings, infrequent Saturdays, and a rare overnight may also be required)

Primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of youth programs with a focus on tween and teen programming as well as overseeing ongoing programming already in place.  The position will also occasionally require working at the youth circulation desk, shelving, collection development, conducting reference interviews, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • The ability to work independently and is a self-starter
  • A working knowledge of and passion for working with youth and teen literature
  • An understanding of the daily operations of a library
  • Excellent organizational, readers' advisory, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • At least two years' experience in teen programming or similar experience
  • A high school degree with some college education (MLIS is a bonus)
  • The ability to manage evens with large groups of people
  • An understanding and capacity with using emerging technologies 

Please email with attachments to: lhoude@ryepubliclibrary.org or mail paper resume and cover letter to:

Rye Public Library
Attention: Lisa Houde, Director of Youth Services/Assistant Director
581 Washington Road
Rye, NH  03870

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College Librarian and Director of Vogel Library, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Wartburg College is a four- year, co-educational liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal-op portunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.

Wartburg College invites applications and nominations for the position of College Librarian and Director of the Robert and Sally Vogel Library.The College seeks an energetic, creative leader with a passion for service and a clear vision of the library's central role in promoting teaching, learning, and scholarship at a selective liberal arts college.

The Vogel Library, designed as a state-of-the-art learner's library for the 21'' century, has seen significant updates since its renovation in 1999. It contains two active learning classrooms, the Creation Studio, and a wide variety of spaces and technology to support student learning. The library works closely with faculty and students through the Information Literacy Across the Curriculum (ILAC) program, a required element of the Wartburg Plan of Essential Education, in which librarians partner with faculty to create an integrated learning environment for the college community. The library is home to the Wartburg Archives, which contains the College Archives and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting. Located centrally on campus, the Vogel Library sees heavy use of its spaces, services, and resources.

Responsibilities:

The College Librarian and Director

  • supports the Mission of the College and contributes to achieving the learning outcomes of the College;
  • articulates and supports the contribution of the Vogel Library to learning at Wartburg College;
  • collaborates with stakeholders, disciplines, and programs to provide a learning environment and appropriate resources to encourage student engagement in all aspects of inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • provides leadership and support for all library operations including budget, personnel, instruction, technology, public services, archives, and facilities;
  • contributestooutreachthroughthelibrary's andtheArchives ofIowaBroadcastingnational advisory boards;
  • serves on college committees for academic policy and governance as elected or appointed.

The College Librarian holds a faculty position and reports to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Wartburg College offers a salary commensurate with responsibility and experience and an excellent benefits package. Anticipated starting date is negotiable.

The College Librarian leads a staff of 4 professional, 4 support staff, and over 250 hours per week of student assistants. Vogel Library's collections includes more than 240,000 items, with access to a wide array of print and non-print materials, electronic books, journals, newspapers, electronic publications, and online databases. The library is highly regarded on campus and works in close cooperation with Information Technology Services and with academic departments via liaison librarians. For more information about Vogel Library, see http://library.wartburg.edu.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree
  • An understanding of how the library contributes to learning in a liberal arts college consistent with the mission of Wartburg College
  • Ability to provide leadership in assessment, planning, and implementation of library services, programs, and technology in consultation with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and alumni
  • Successful experience teaching information literacy in collaboration with faculty
  • Demonstrated administrative and management experience in academic libraries including advocacy, budgeting, collection development, resource sharing, and personnel
  • A record of service to the profession and evidence of ongoing scholarly achievement
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, pedagogy, and librarianship such as copyright, plagiarism, intellectual freedom, technology, and assessment
  • Ability to work successfully within a collaborative and collegial environment and to nurture this ability in others
  • Personal integrity that fosters respect for all members of a diverse academic community
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Supervisory experience in a library setting
  • Successful experience workingwith diverse populations

Application Process:

To be assured of consideration, applications should be submitted before 1 March, 2017. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt, and screening will continue until the position is filled. Application procedure: send a letter of application addressing how your background and experience would support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of Wartburg College, a statement of philosophy describing your vision of the role of the library in a liberal arts college, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, telephones, email addresses) for five references electronically to: HR@wartburg.edu or by regular mail to: Jamie Hollaway, Director of Human Resources. Inquiries may be addressed to Doug Koschmeder, Chair, College Librarian Search Committee, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, Iowa, 50677, doug.koschmeder@wartburg.edu. References will not be contacted until candidates are notified.

Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.

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Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento State seeks to fill a tenure track Fine and Performing Arts Librarian position with a focus in supporting student success by developing innovative approaches to instruction, outreach, and collection development in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities. The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment.

Applications for this positions are to be submitted through the Sacramento State jobs website:http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can be found at this link. 

External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link and internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Please refer to job posting ID numbers: Fine and Performing Arts Librarian: 101935.

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Adjunct Faculty Positions, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The School of Library and Information Science at LSU invites applicants for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses.

Undergraduate courses

LIS 3000 Introduction to Libraries in the Information Age.  An overview of modern libraries and information centers.
LIS 3002 Introduction to Library Public Services. An overview of library services to the public.
LIS 3004 Introduction to Technical Services. Introduction to the principles and practices of technical services, including cataloging, acquisitions, bindery, and serials control in libraries and information centers.
LIS 3006 Introduction to Collection Development. Overview of collection development principles and practices.

Graduate courses

LIS 7002 Information Resources. Preparation for reference services, including the reference interview; selection and use of general, scholarly and specialized reference resources in various subject fields.
LIS 7202 Resources for Science and Technology. Information resources in major areas of pure and applied sciences.
LIS 7404 Health Sciences Information Centers. Administration, organization, function and services of health sciences libraries; collection development and reference emphasis on major print and electronic information resources.
7705 Introduction to Museum Management. Introduction to the purpose, functions, organization and management of museums. 

General information about courses and delivery methods: All courses are 100% asynchronous online. The course delivery platform is Moodle. Additional information about the School and courses offered can be found at slis.lsu.edu

Requirements: Candidates wishing to teach undergraduate courses must have a bachelor's degree, in any field or discipline. Candidates wishing to teach graduate courses must have a master's degree, preferably in LIS or a related field. All candidates must have a minimum of three years' experience working in an environment which relates to the course content. Preference will be given to candidates with formal teaching or instructional experience, especially in an online course environment.

For further information, please contact Dr. Carol Barry (carolbarry@lsu.edu). Send your CV and cover letter to the same email address. Consideration of applications will be ongoing for upcoming semesters.

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Youth Librarian, Lenox Library Association, Lenox, MA

The Lenox Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic advocate for youth literacy. The Youth librarian oversees and implements programs, displays, services and the acquisition of materials for children of all ages and their families. This employee exhibits a high level of creativity, attention to detail, courtesy, and professionalism on the job. The librarian stays current with library innovations and standards nationally as well as locally, and demonstrates leadership in the library and educational communities. The successful candidate will provide a positive experience as part of the outreach efforts to local schools. The librarian may oversee part-time staff and volunteers, works alongside library services colleagues, and reports to the Library Director. He or she must demonstrate a sincere desire to work with young people.
 
Qualifications

Masters Degree in Library Science preferred; will consider candidates with commensurate experience. A familiarity with library technology and experience with computers are required. Physical requirements include the ability to carry up to 30 lbs, negotiate stairs and ramps, stand for long periods, and oversee active children of all ages.

Full/Part Time Full Time
Closing Date Open until filled
How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to Amy, alafave@lenoxlib.org

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Library Assistant for Public Services & Digital Projects, Botany Libraries at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries which are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The combined collections, totaling more than 250,000 volumes, are rich repositories of rare books, manuscripts, field notes, and historical correspondence, as well as current monographs, journals and electronic media. The Libraries support the academic and research interests of the faculty and researchers of the Harvard University Herbaria and are open to an international community of scholars.

The Botany Libraries seek a graduate student to work part time starting spring 2017. The library assistant will report directly to the Reference Librarian and work closely with the Digital Projects Librarian and the Collections Archivist.

Duties include regular circulation/reference desk shifts during which the library assistant will be responsible for answering phones and directing calls, checking bags, registering and orienting visitors, referring users to appropriate staff, paging and shelving books, data entry, and clerical support.

The library assistant will also assist with digitization and scanning project tasks, shelf reading projects, basic book processing, archival processing, updating web pages and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A service oriented nature; excellent communications skills; the ability to work with a diverse group of library users; familiarity with Microsoft Office programs; ability to lift up to 40 lbs; attention to detail a must; ability to function cooperatively in a work team with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation.

Salary: Library Assistants are paid $13.00 per hour.

Hours: The Botany Libraries are open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday through Friday. The library assistant will cover a combination of morning shifts (9:00 to 1:00) and afternoon shifts (1:00-5:00). Hours should total 12-16, but no more than 17, hours per week.

Contact: Gretchen Wade, Reference & Collection Development Librarian

Phone: 496-1025

Email: gwade@oeb.harvard.edu

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Inclusive Services Consultant, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

Library Consultants at the SC State Library work independently and as part of the Library Development Team to encourage best practices in public library management and operations.  The Consultant conducts site visits to libraries to observe, assess, advise, and train on a broad range of library practices and procedures.  The Consultant serves as a resource for public library staff and for the Library Development team on any of a number of library topics, and contributes to the overall work of the team.  The Inclusion Consultant exhibits knowledge and competence in the area of accessible library services, resources and programs, and addresses issues related to diversity in public library audiences. 

  • Provide advice on best practices in libraries, especially in the management and operation of inclusive services to diverse populations.   
  • Provide consultation and training on the roles and responsibilities of Library Directors and staff, particularly in regard to library services to special populations. 
  • Serve as an expert resource in identifying barriers to access and recommending resources, collections, equipment, and facilities (ADA compliance) and in recommending solutions to achieve accessibility for all.
  • Act as a liaison between the State Library, state and national forums and local agencies and institutions, particularly those related to serving diverse audiences.
  • Assess the need for improvement in library staff skills and in the level of awareness and sensitivity regarding needs in the service population; plan and implement training in various formats.
  • Work as part of the Library Development team to plan and implement grant funded programs and various events that meet defined needs under Agency goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university and 3-5 years professional experience in a public library position bearing responsibility for a core service area, branch or headquarters facility, or other oversight capacity; public service experience strongly preferred. 
  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends and current issues. Awareness of, empathy and interest in personal conditions that make access to library resources difficult, and in issues of age-related, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and economic diversity. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, by email, and by telephone; high degree of comfort in meeting people of all abilities in professional situations. Comfort with public speaking preferred.  Ability to work independently and exercise initiative. 

More information: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/inclusive-services-consultant.

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Director, Sandown Public Library, Sandown, NH

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Serves as the administrative officer of the Library under the general direction of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and managing all aspects of the Library.  The Director ensures conformity with the mission/goals/objectives and policies established by the Board of Trustees, in accordance with municipal, state and federal laws and regulations. Recommends to the Board of Trustees the appointment of all employees.

The Director is accountable for five major areas of responsibility:

  • Management and development of the staff
  • Maintenance of the physical plant
  • Sustaining a viable collection
  • Developing and administering the operating budget
  • Maintaining the good will of patrons, the public, and town officials to determine community interests and develop responsive new programs and services

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures all personnel promote and support the mission/goals/objectives of the Library, abide by all laws and regulations governing libraries, and implement all Sandown Public Library policies and procedures.
  • Assesses community preferences for library services and evaluates trends to keep abreast of needed changes.
  • Formulates, sets priorities for, and implements Long Range goals and objectives regarding library operations in conjunction with the Board of Trustees and staff and recommends policies and procedures to meet them.
  • Articulates and interprets library policies and procedures through staff meetings, written statements, manuals, and reports.
  • Directs daily operations to ensure high quality and cost effective services. Collects and analyzes statistics to evaluate effectiveness of operations and functions.
  • Recruits, interviews, and recommends staff appointments to the Board of Trustees.  Supervises and reviews performance of all library staff.
  • Ensures all personnel policies are enforced and performance review schedules are maintained.
  • Develops and oversees collection development plan.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of personnel issues, patron records, and non-public documents.
  • Teaches, models, and sustains excellent customer service practices, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Prepares annual budget with Board of Trustees.  Articulates budget needs and answers questions related to financial needs, both in terms of operations and capital items.  Co-presents budget request to Selectmen and Budget Committee with Trustees.
  • Administers and manages the approved budget in concert with the Library Bookkeeper. Adjusts expenditure patterns with Board of Trustees as necessary and authorizes bills for payment.
  • Ensures implementation of proper accounting principles and safeguards.
  • Manages Library revenue (fines, fees, donations, grants, trust funds, etc.); seeks and secures contributions to Library services and programs from external sources.
  • Prepares and maintains, for Board approval, required reports to the Town and State; prepares correspondence and detailed reports for Board members and Town officials.
  • Manages and assures proper maintenance of the building and equipment, including the electrical, heating, ventilating, and mechanical systems.  Deals with service contractors and vendors for repairs and maintenance.  Coordinates and supervises interior arrangements of the physical facility.  Assesses needs and recommends new or replacement purchases.  Negotiates contracts.
  • Manages and executes goals and objectives of the Library Technology Plan and works with the network maintenance contractor.
  • Represents the Library to the patrons, the community, and professional groups.
  • Oversees library public relations, including writing press releases, outreach, and marketing services.
  • Reviews and responds to Right-to-Know requests pursuant to New Hampshirelaws.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as liaison to Town Departments. 
  • Attends Town Department Head meetings.
  • Assists and guides local volunteer groups and serves as a member of the Friends of the Library.
  • Serves as Board representative to Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative and other library or government organizations as needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of public library services and trends through reading appropriate literature and attendance at workshops and conferences.
  • Maintains connections to and represents Library to State Library, statewide and regional library associations; keeps abreast of American Library Association information and actions.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Duties require an MLS or MLIS degree.
  • Three to five years supervisory/management experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of current library science principles and practices and the resources, programs, and services available to public libraries.
  • Knowledge and experience of budgeting and personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of library laws, funding, and reporting procedures.
  • Ability and experience to lead, supervise, direct, and evaluate a work staff composed of professional and non-professional employees and volunteers in part-time capacities.
  • Ability and demonstrated experience in motivating and directing employees to meet goals in a productive manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare grant applications when grant opportunities are offered in order to supplement local funding of library operations.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, staff, Town officials, community groups, and other libraries.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional public image and make effective public presentations.
  • Skills in Human Resource management and supervision, including the ability to address inappropriate behavior of staff or patron conduct.
  • Knowledge and experience with technology related to library service and science.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Skills in technology necessary to administer library, including those needed for budget administration, data collection, report generation, etc.
  • Possession of a good sense of humor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Supervises and coordinates the work of all library personnel.
  • Responsibilities included training, planning, assigning work, setting priorities; appraising performance, disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  • Extended periods of time on computer and phone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
  • Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend and reach.
  • Occasionally required to lift books, materials, equipment.
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule which may include some weekends and evenings and occasional periods of extended hours.
  • Must be willing to travel to meetings and conferences.

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

Salary to be commensurate with experience; benefits included.

Please send resume with cover letter and three references via email to: towens@sandownlibrary.us or via mail to: Tina M. Owens Board of Trustees, Sandown Public Library, 305 Main Street, P.O. Box 580, Sandown NH 03873

Deadline for submission: March 24, 2017 

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Call for Applications: ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarship

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in graduate-level education programs.

This year, the Foundation will be offering three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 (one award) and $1,000 (two awards).

These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

For more information and the application, please visit:  http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/

The Foundation is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management.  The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. AIEF is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity. 

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: coordinator@armaedfoundation.org.

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Children's/Young Adult Services Librarian, Windsor Locks Public Library, Windsor Locks, CT

This full time (35.0 hour) position requires an individual with enthusiasm, creativity and one who can demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a variety of services to children and young adults. MLS preferred or MLS candidate. Some supervisory experience is preferred.

Work schedule will include a minimum of two weekday evenings and Saturdays in rotation. Candidate must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. This position requires the candidate to have the ability to develop and conduct a variety of programs including weekly story hours, crafts and other literacy programs on a year-round basis. This position is responsible for: Preparing marketing materials to publicize programs, users guides of current trends, collections and services to children, early literacy and children's literature; Acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal and disposal of materials; Implementing a collection development plan to fit within the scope of the budget while maintaining awareness of trends in youth services; Providing reference and reader's advisory guidance to children, parents, and teachers; creating displays to enhance the library experience and to provide use of library resources; short and long range planning for children services and programs. Performs duties in other library departments and participates in library special group projects as needed, and assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment and facilities. Please send electronic resume and three references to childrenslibwlocks28@yahoo.com

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Children's Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Summary Performs a variety of professional work related to the conception, planning, and implementation of library services and the direct delivery of services to the public. Provides children, families, and caregivers with early literacy, preschool, and grade school programs that inform and educate. Assists patrons with material selection to ensure competency in learning and library use.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Provides customer service to young patrons and their caregivers and assists patrons in finding age appropriate books and materials. Answers reference questions, including reader advisory questions.
  2. Maintains knowledge of children's literature, periodicals, a-v materials, websites, and electronic media.
  3. Responsible for collection management, weeding, and selecting new titles for the Comics and Graphic novels section, Picture Books, Board Books, and Parenting collection.
  4. Selects collections to fill Reading School teacher's topic requests and provides curriculum and support collections as requested by teachers and library/media specialists.
  5. Creates educational programs and recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers to staff the programs, including 7th through 11th grade students for the Volunteen Program.
  6. Coordinates with the Conservation Commission and Recreation Department for nature literacy programs.
  7. Schedules, plans, and conducts story time programs for babies and pre-k aged children.
  8. Represent the library at various outreach locations including school classes, daycares and parenting groups.
  9. Creates flyers, booklists, signage, and displays. Reaches out to local organizations to promote programs.
  10. Manages the children's website and social media content including creation and design of the FindersReaders blog, summer reading special content and current book lists.
  11. Identifies emerging technology trends in children's services, implements and trains staff.
  12. Maintains Children's Room geocaches hidden in Reading Public land.
  13. Performs basic circulation duties in the Children's Room including registering children for library cards and assisting patrons of all ages with check out and check in procedures.
  14. Develops and conducts bibliographic instruction and information literacy classes and workshops for customers.
  15. Prepares grant proposals to state agencies, foundations, and other organizations to fund new or supplemental programs and/or services.

Work Hours

This is a full time position with typical 32.5 hours per week, includes one evening per week and every fourth Saturday.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library Science; and
  2. One to two years of non-professional library experience; or
  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Children's Librarian.

Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applications will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until filled.

A full Job Description is available upon request

Judith Perkins
Human Resources Director

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Part-Time Cataloger, C/W Mars, Worcester, MA

Description:

Experienced original cataloger wanted to work in busy consortium that supports 150 member libraries in central and western Massachusetts.  This 18 hour/week part time benefited position will work three afternoons on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (6 hours each day).

Primary responsibility include creating original bibliographic records, performing bibliographic searching for member libraries and assisting with database cleanup efforts.  Reports to the Supervisor of Bibliographic Services.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Performs original cataloging and creates and enters full MARC records into OCLC for print and nonprint materials, primarily in English but may include other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and French.

  2. Provides general support for the Integrated Library System (ILS) with a specialization in cataloging functions.

  3. Performs copy cataloging as needed, including bibliographic searching in OCLC and record overlays.

  4. Performs database maintenance for quality control resolving problems of duplicate records and merging monographic and serial records where appropriate.

  5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent job experience.

  2. Three or more years experience in cataloging and libraries.

  3. Experience using OCLC searching, editing, and inputting original records.

  4. Experience performing original cataloging on a variety of formats, including use of a standard classification scheme and standardized subject headings and/or thesauri.  

  5. Knowledge of MARC formats, AACR2, RDA.and OCLC cataloging rules.

  6. Experience using integrated library systems, Evergreen ILS experience is highly desirable

  7. Proficiency in office productivity software and knowledge of MARC editing software such as MARCedit.

  8. Accurate typing skills, strong attention to detail.

  9. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  10. Excellent oral and written communication skills, proven customer support skills

 

Salary starting salary $23-25 per hour

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to resume@cwmars.org.

 

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position Full Time Public Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. 

For a Full Job Description and instructions on how to apply, visit: http://mywpl.org/?q=jobs-wpl

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

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

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check.

Other: Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

Other: Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

The City of Worcester is an EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.  The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. 

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

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Research Assistant, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Duties & Responsibilities
The Harvey laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent, flexible, and motivated Research Assistant. Our laboratory seeks to understand the neural circuit mechanisms underlying decision-making and working memory in the mammalian cortex. We use a variety of approaches to study these questions in mice, including behavioral studies in virtual reality environments, two-photon calcium imaging, and computational analysis of activity in neuronal populations. We are looking for a Research Assistant to to help with 1) training mice on behavioral tasks in virtual reality, 2) performing two-photon calcium imaging data acquisition, 3) implementing and developing methods to analyze neural activity, and 4) performing surgeries in preparation for calcium imaging. The Research Assistant will learn state-of-the-art systems neuroscience methods and will contribute to cutting-edge research. He/she will have the opportunity to develop his/her own project. In addition, the Research Assistant will be asked to contribute to general lab tasks including 1) maintaining lab organization, 2) assisting with ordering lab supplies, 3) training new lab members, and 4) taking care of several mouse colonies.

Basic Qualifications
College background and one year of related work experience (relevant course work may count toward some, though not all, work experience).

Additional Qualifications
Experience with computer programming (e.g. Matlab) is preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Must be capable of working independently and as a part of a team to carry out experiments, interpret results, and anticipate next steps after initial instruction.

Additional Information
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

12-month term renewable position contingent on funding and work performance.

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

Apply Here: https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?sec=1&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&jobId=1259928&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1

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Information Services & Systems Librarian, St. Marks School, Southborough, MA

Reports to: Director of the Library
Employment Category: Staff
Exempt/Nonexempt: Non-exempt
Schedule: M-F, 35-40 hours, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., one evening per week and occasional Saturday mornings.
Work Year: Aug-June (beginning-end of school year)
Benefits Eligible: Yes

JOB SUMMARY
St. Mark's is a coeducational preparatory boarding and day school located on a 250 acre campus 25 miles west of Boston. The School prides itself on being intentionally small, while thinking big. Its' 65 highly-motivated teachers lead 360 students, grades nine through twelve, through a
rigorous curriculum and a full program of co-curricular activities.

St. Mark's School seeks an Information Services & Systems Librarian (ISSL) to work with students, faculty, and staff, while managing the library's digital systems. The ISSL provides
leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in digital formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information and copyright.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
  • Administer, update, and maintain the library's primary systems and information portals, including the integrated library system, databases, and research guides.
  • Catalog and process library materials, including physical and digital resources.
  • Collaborate with the Information Technology team to manage and support hardware and software in the library.
  • Maintain, promote, develop access to and monitor usage of electronic resources.
  • Create, manage, and maintain educational tutorials and guides on library resource use, including: databases, resource guides, technology equipment, and more.
  • Serve students, faculty, staff, and the greater St. Mark's community at the Circulation and Research Services desk.
  • Contribute to social media accounts including Twitter and Instagram.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process required.
  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills
  • Cataloging experience
  • Self-starter that enjoys working independently
  • Experience working with library technology, especially LibGuides
  • Interest in and appreciation of adolescents
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The successful candidate will be a team player with a positive outlook who brings personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and academic achievement.
This position requires one evening per week and some weekend work. Shifts will be 7-8 hours/day and coordinated with the Library Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The employee will be required to:
  • Sit at a desk or computer terminal for long periods of time
  • Stand at a counter for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 25 pounds of library materials and office supplies from overhead and from the floor
  • Push and pull library carts weighing between 60 and 80 pounds
  • Read various sizes of print to sort and shelve materials and maintain cataloging records
  • Travel around campus to meet library needs
Please send resume, cover letter and application to:
Lynda Kachanis, HR Manager
St. Mark's School
P.O. Box 9105
Southborough, MA 01772-9105

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Project Archivist, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Project Archivist for the Kingman Brewster Papers is two-year appointment in the Arrangement and Description Unit of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Project Archivist processes the personal papers of Kingman Brewster, 17th President of Yale University. The papers, totaling approximately 200 linear feet, document Brewster's life and career as a diplomat and university administrator through correspondence, teaching and research files, speeches, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans, screens for potentially sensitive material, weeds extraneous material, recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures, and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata according to national and departmental standards. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. May participate in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job. The Arrangement and Description Unit is a division of Manuscripts and Archives. The Unit supports the Manuscripts and Archives acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the unit's manuscript and archival collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. 
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. 
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with ArchivesSpace.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2kSvkT0.

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

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Reading Room/Reference Volunteer, Peabody Essex Museum, Peabody, MA

The Reading Room/Reference Volunteer will support the Phillips Library reference staff by performing tasks serving and providing access to our diverse patron base. The Phillips Library is a closed-stacks special collection with a publicly accessible reading room. The primary tasks of the Reading Room/Reference Volunteer will include working in the reading room with researchers and digitizing library resources.

Responsibilities include:
  • Filling patron photocopy/scanning requests
  • Digitization selection, scanning, and metadata creation
  • Researching and answering reference questions
  • Supervising the reading room (orientations, policy enforcement, shelving, tracking material, etc.)
  • Social media creation
  • Other tasks as assigned or developed
The Phillips Library Reading Room/Reference Volunteer should be enthusiastic about working in a special collections library; able to work independently and in a group setting; possess excellent organization skills; be able to adapt to changes in tasks and library needs; have an interest in working with on-site researchers and the public; possess an interest in digitization methods and practice; and be willing to learn new skills. Current, or future interest in, enrollment in a library program is preferred.

Commitment: 
  • The Phillips Library is located at 1 Second Street, Peabody MA. Public transportation is limited.
  • 3 month minimum commitment
  • The ideal candidate should be available for at least three hours on Thursdays between 10:00-4:30pm.
Interested applicants should complete a Volunteer Application http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/volunteer/ and mail to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783. Applications may also be emailed to internships@pem.org.

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Collections Intern, Truro Historical Society, Truro, MA

The Truro Historical Society is seeking a Collections Intern for our summer season, June 1st through September 30, 2017, precise dates to be agreed. This internship provides the opportunity to learn good museum practice including historic and archival documentation, develop communication skills and interact with professional and volunteer workers in a non-profit setting. This is a position that requires computer proficiency and good organizational skills. Hours and schedule are negotiable. This is a paid position.

Responsibilities:
  • Support the Director and Collections Committee with accessions and inventory documentation
  • Learn to work with Past Perfect museum software
  • Assist with organization and presentation of the collection to educate visitors
  • Assist in establishing audio-visual displays and online presentations of the collection
  • Develop skills in documentation and good conservation practice 
Potential Projects:
  • Work with volunteers to document our collections of costumes, textiles and quilts
  • Use photography skills to photograph items in the collection and document our extensive historic photography collection
  • Documentation of our collection of Fine Art paintings, drawings and prints.
  • Assist in the creation of our Elders Listening Center, including audio-visual and computer presentations

Ideal Candidate will have the following: 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills 
  • Initiative and the ability to carry out tasks on your own.
  • Museum or education experience is a plus but not a requirement

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Director, Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS), Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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


Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director provides vision and leadership for a newly created department of subject experts who support humanities and inter-disciplinary area studies programs at Yale. The Yale University Library (YUL) holds one of the most extensive humanities research collections in the United States and has the distinction of being the first American university to collect in many non-western languages. The academic programs in these areas attract a world-class group of faculty and students, for which the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) provides collection development and liaison and research services. The department is located in the recently renovated Sterling Memorial Library (SML) in the center of Yale's campus and has oversight of eight reading rooms and two classrooms in SML, as well as the Classics Library in Phelps Hall.

The Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support is responsible for the programmatic aspects of liaison and outreach, collection development oversight and coordination, assessment, budget administration, and supervision and mentorship of 12 librarians and one assistant. S/he directs departmental teams responsible for evidence-based assessment, research support programming, the departmental web presence, training and skills development, and digital scholarship support services. 

The Director develops strong working relationships with university administrators, academic department leaders, faculty, and students. The Director communicates and collaborates with colleagues from other Yale University Library (YUL) units to develop and maintain research support and outreach programs and services. The Director also works closely with the leadership of YUL special collections repositories and the Departments of Collection Development, Technical Services, Access Services and Digital Scholarship. The Director represents the department on the Council for Research Services and Collections and the Collections Steering Committee

The Director is expected to demonstrate leadership within YUL and the University and commitment to participation in regional, national and international professional organizations. The Director must also demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in the humanities and international and area studies programs at Yale. 

  • Provides leadership and vision for area studies and humanities collection development and research support and outreach programs. 
  • Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner.
  • Manages liaison librarians including hiring, training, setting priorities, evaluating, and advising on staff development. 
  • Engages with deans, chairs, faculty and students in support of the University's teaching and research mission.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout the Yale University Library and other campus units.
  • Works independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and team environment.
  • Collaborates with library staff engaged in development efforts. 
  • Plans and implements marketing and assessment processes.
  • Coordinates facilities issues involving the Classics Library and Sterling Memorial Library reading rooms and classrooms.
  • Serves on Library and University committees. 
  • Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to encourage innovation and ensure excellence.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at any Yale University location.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Advanced degree in area studies or the humanities is required in addition to an MLS.
  • Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach services and collection development. Demonstrated experience managing staff and supervising subject librarians. Excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills; flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. 
  • Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capital projects. 
  • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in research library service programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Experience managing collection development programs.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with academic research library liaison librarian services and collections. Knowledge of and experience with academic technologies for research and teaching and with digital humanities. Ph.D. in the humanities or area studies. Experience in donor relations, deeds of gift, and/or archival processing. Knowledge of issues related to non-roman language materials.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2kVSXLK

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

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Librarian, Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA

About Olin College

Olin is more than a college, it's a cause. The engineering curriculum is infused with study of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and entrepreneurship. Our students learn through project-based, collaborative endeavors while gaining experience by presenting and communicating their work to others. Since it first opened its doors a decade ago, Olin has succeeded by all measures - attracting top students, achieving gender balance in a field where only 19% of students are women, graduating highly sought after alumni, rising to the top of rankings, and receiving the country's top prize for innovation in engineering education.  Located west of Boston in Needham, Massachusetts, we're perfectly positioned to take advantage of one of the most exciting urban centers in the world.

About The Olin Library

We're an ever-evolving library constantly prototyping new projects and services to meet the needs of our community. We're also a tiny library, which means we have the agility to iterate -- try, fail, and try again.  All of us here have to wear all hats.  One minute you may help develop new policy and strategy, the next minute you may be picking up after students. Underlying all of this work is tremendous opportunity for a self-starter.  If you are passionate to explore the future of libraries while forging meaningful relationships with students, this is your place. To get a sense of our culture, check out Rewrite the Library.

About the Librarian Position

The Olin College Library is currently recruiting a creative, organized and motivated librarian.  This position will work very closely with the Senior Librarian to ensure a smooth transition to our new library catalog, archives and discovery platform while also reimagining our collections, programming and services on this vibrant, innovative STEM campus. You will assist in managing our electronic resources, gathering statistics, and general library administration. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many areas of librarianship and to select projects that you are passionate about to experiment with.

Responsibilities

  • Gather electronic resources statistics and maintain our knowledge base of vendor contacts
  • Assist with interlibrary loan
  • Assist with digital projects including ILS migration, discovery platform maintenance, and website updates
  • Process course reserves
  • Update LibGuides
  • Provide ready reference services to patrons
  • Produce library communication materials
  • Plan and run events
  • Assist with library instruction for the community
  • Maintain tidiness and organization
  • Build relationships and collaborations with faculty, staff and students
  • Other duties as assigned and inspired to do

Competencies

  • Team Player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Desire to make lasting relationships with an amazing student body
  • Creativity & Flexibility
  • Self-management
  • Clear and timely communication
  • Commitment to library service
  • Willingness to try and do all work -- from cleaning tables to cataloging drill bits
  • Familiarity with library cataloging and metadata frameworks
  • Familiarity with discovery tools, content management systems and digital asset management platforms
  • Usability and other assessment experience

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (completed or in process) from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school or current student in MLIS program
  • 0 to 2 years' experience in library or administrative setting
  • Technical proficiency with MS Office, readiness to learn Library operations software

Extras

  • Passion for experimentation - help us take advantage Olin's unique resources
  • Interest in design, video, and/or social media
  • Adobe Creative Suite - knowledge of, or willingness to learn
  • Coding - knowledge of, or willingness to learn

Interested Candidates

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@olin.edu

http://www.olin.edu/join-community/staff/012017-librarian/

Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-discrimination/Affirmative Action Statement

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment--including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications--on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 

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International Summer Seminars, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), Dublin/Berlin/Prague

UNC SILS summer seminars open to ALL students and professionals

UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes participation from non-UNC students or professionals on our international summer seminars to Dublin and Berlin or to Prague. Our program in Dublin/Berlin might be of interest to individuals studying business, information science, project management, technology, or startups. Our program in Prague focuses on international librarianship. The deadline for enrollment is mid-March.

Dublin/Berlin (May 22 - June 6, 2017)
The seminar will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. In both cities students will participate in business visits and will have the opportunity to network. Possibilities include Facebook, Red Hat, Google, and others, including startups. The program is also in partnership with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and is also comprised of academic lectures and cultural excursions. Offered for 3 hours of academic credit. To learn more or register: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/dublinberlin. Registration deadline: March 10, 2017.

Prague (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
Participants on this program will enjoy 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, in both print and electronic forms. Offered for 3 hours of academic credit. To learn more or register: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague. Registration deadline: March 15, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to me at kmurphy@unc.edu. Thank you for sharing these opportunities with your community.

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Call for Submissions: Diversity by Design: Reframing Diversity Discourse in Canada

DIVERSITY BY DESIGN: REFRAMING DIVERSITY DISCOURSE IN CANADA
TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM
September 13-14, 2017 (Toronto, ON, Canada)

We will hold a two-day Symposium in Toronto in September 2017 on the state of diversity in Canada's informational and cultural sectors. The symposium will invite an open multi-sided dialog at the time when Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, with the field of Library & Information Science (LIS) strategically positioned to initiate and lead this conversation. The conversation will transcend the boundaries of a single discipline and profession and serve as a springboard for engaging a wider community in reconsidering and expanding diversity discourse and practices.

The 150th Anniversary of Canada is an opportune time to look back, take stock, re-assess the present, and plan for the future. The goal of the Diversity by Design Symposium is to reframe the diversity debate by expanding the definition of diversity and bringing together institutions of higher education, information and cultural institutions, community partners, and governmental organizations.

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Clara Chu, U of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, "Diversity on the Library and Information Agenda: The Local-Global Nexus"
  • Samra Habib, Artist, Toronto 'Just Me and Allah': Witnessing Queer Muslims' Lived Experiences
  • Kayla Lar-Son, U of Alberta, "All We Need Is Some Diverse Students? Thinking Differently about Inclusive Programs"
  • Lisa Nathan, UBC, Vancouver, "Humility, Discomfort & Awe: Developing Our Capacity for Engaging with Diversity"
  • Ali Shiri, U of Alberta, "Digital Library North: Access to Digital Cultural Heritage in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) in Canada's North"
  • Charles Smith, Artist, Toronto "Pluralism in the Arts in Canada: A Change is Yet to Come"


SUBMISSIONS

  • In addition to keynote speeches, we seek submissions in the following categories:
  • Papers (includes completed research papers and research-in-progress papers)
  • Posters
  • Sessions for Interactive Engagement (including interactive, hands-on workshops developed around case studies and/or real-life scenarios)
  • Alternative formats

All submissions will be refereed and subsequently considered for publication in a web-based free-access symposium proceedings, which will evolve into a 'living document', continuously curated by several symposium collaborators. Online proceedings will be enriched by multimedia, such as video- or audio-recorded presentations and workshops.

TOPICS OF INTEREST INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Engagement of diverse populations by cultural institutions.
  • Incorporating traditional knowledge and heritage knowledge of immigrant communities into Canadian information literacy policy.
  • Developing cultural competency through interdisciplinary art.
  • Combining LIS and Social Work practices for community empowerment and partnership.
  • Beyond employment equity (affirmative action) programs: Creating collegial and supportive workplaces to ensure the retention of diverse staff.
  • Decolonizing descriptions in archives, libraries and museums.
  • A semblance of the "accessible"? Making cultural and learning experiences in museums and entertainment venues inclusive of people with disabilities.
  • Declaring the "global" but teaching the "local," or How to make our graduate curriculum truly international.

Submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2017, 10:00pm EST. All submissions must be in English or French. All submissions must include the author's name and position; full affiliation including email and telephone; a brief bio; presentation title, up to five keywords, and an extended abstract of no longer than 1000 words.
Email your submissions to: diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com. We specifically encourage submissions that propose interactive engagement sessions as well as papers and posters involving community-oriented research, community engagement projects, and practical applications of theory. We welcome submissions from outside of Canada.

TIMELINE

  • March 31, 2017 (10pm EST): Proposal submission deadline (extended abstracts).
  • April 30, 2017: Refereeing/peer-review completed; acceptance/rejection decisions.
  • September 13-14, 2017: Diversity by Design Symposium.

ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS
This symposium is organized by Dr. Nadia Caidi (Faculty of Information, U of Toronto) and Dr. Keren Dali (School of Library and Information Studies, U of Alberta) and supported by a SSHRC Connection - Connecting for Canada's 150 grant, and by the following partners:

  • The Faculty of Information, U of Toronto
  • The McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • The Toronto City Archives
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • The Ontario Library Association

For information, contact Dr. Caidi (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Dali (kdali@ualberta.ca). For general inquiries, email us at diversitybydesign2017@gmail.com

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Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference

Are you interested in careers relating to visual information and cultural heritage? The Visual Resources Association (VRA) invites you to join our community. We are an organization dedicated to furthering education and research in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Our international membership includes information specialists; digital image specialists; photograph and digital archivists; art, architecture, film and video librarians; museum curators; architectural firms; galleries; publishers; image system vendors; rights and reproductions officials; photographers; art historians; artists; scientists; and students of a variety of disciplines

Registration is now open for the 2017 VRA Annual Conference, March 29-April 1 in Louisville, KY. Set in vibrant downtown Louisville, the conference is an opportunity to network with colleagues in a fun environment. Our Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) group and Mentor Program are available to help introduce new members and students to the conference and members of the organization. Sessions and workshops will address a broad spectrum of metadata structure and application, assessment and surveys, copyright and fair use, cross-disciplinary collaborations, digital repository development, digital humanities, professional scope drift, visual communication, and more. Our convocation speaker, Dr. Brent Seales of UK's Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, will share his perspectives on digital humanities and cultural preservation.

See the VRA website for information about becoming a member, and membership benefits.

Questions? Please contact Melanie Clark or Molly Schoen, VRA Membership Committee Co-Chairs.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grants

Background

The ALISE Community conn@CT began as a space at the 2015 ALISE Conference and centennial celebration, for ALISE members to connect with social justice organizations and each other to create and innovate solutions to advance their mission.  The idea arose out of brainstorming and initial development by Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu, Nicole Cooke, Bharat Mehra, Gwendolyn Prellwitz, and Tonyia J. Tidline.  Rae-Anne Montague, then, organized and moderated the ALISE Community conn@CT conference session that included the participation of the following four Chicago community organizations:

A competitive micro-grant program was designed to advance the ALISE Community conn@CT initiative, and funding has been provided by H.W. Wilson.  The ALISE Community conn@CT micro-grants ($750) support ALISE members to address a library and information need of a social justice organization through community engagement (in a collaborative manner).

Micro-Grant Scope and Application Process

ALISE members are invited to submit a proposal that will use a community-engaged approach to address a library and information need of a social justice organization.  The proposed project may be focused on research, teaching (service learning), and/or practice/application (e.g., resource development, training, program, etc.). 

Each application should be submitted as a PDF document to Kendra Albright [kalbrig7@kent.edu]‎‎]‎ with the following information:

  1. Applicant(s): Name(s), title(s), affiliation(s), email(s), phone(s)
  2. Project Narrative (no more than 2 pages):
    Topic, objective(s), description, method, implications, and impact
  3. Budget and budget justification (1 page)
  4. Social Justice Organization Collaboration Letter

Timeline:

Proposals due: February 28, 2017
Winners notified: March 31, 2017
Progress update: August 31, 2017
2018 ALISE Conference Presentation, February 2018 

Selection Process

The ALISE Community conn@CT Committee members (Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu (Chair) and Bharat Mehra) will review applications and select winners, for approval by the ALISE Board using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of project to micro-grant program
  2. Significance of project to social justice organization's library and information needs
  3. Scope and extent of community engagement
  4. Impact on research, teaching, and/or practice
  5. Potential for serving as a model for progressive community action in LIS
  6. Appropriateness of method
  7. Appropriateness of budget
  8. Clearly written

Grant Recipient Requirement

Grant recipients are expected to present their work at a session during the 2018 ALISE Conference.  All costs of conference travel will be the responsibility of the grant recipients.  Each grant recipient will be awarded complimentary conference registration.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Long Island University Palmer School, Greenvale, NY

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Opening Date: 01/01/2017; Closing Date: open until filled
The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MSLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program. Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, the Palmer School offers courses in two locations on Long Island and in the Manhattan center at Bobst Library of NYU, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School. The Palmer school is the largest LIS institution in Metro New York City and has the largest MSLIS degree program in New York State. The MSLIS program is available in classroom settings and completely online.

Candidates for this position should have a background in digitization services and knowledge organization and would be expected to assist with the MSLIS and Ph.D. programs. The teaching load will be three graduate classes per semester including at least one core course; in semesters in which a Ph.D. course is taught, the course load is two courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the school's mission to provide knowledge and skills to prepare students for a role as a 21st century information professional. A significant role of this faculty member would be as mentor for PhD and MSLIS students participating in a large external digitization grant. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Candidates with multiple strengths in digitization and knowledge organization and one or more additional areas will be most competitive.  Some of the areas of developing interest include:

  • Digitization
  • Digital collections
  • Metadata standards
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Information management and systems
  • Data science

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses per semester, including core classes
  • Mentoring students involved in a large-scale digitization grant program
  • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
  • Original research
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching face-to-face and on-line
  • Being able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrating the ability to use discipline-related instructional technology

Educational Requirements:
Required: An earned doctorate in the Library and Information Science or related discipline.
Preferred: An MLIS or equivalent degree.

Training, Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Practice with digitization processes, metadata standards, or cataloging
  • Strong research skills
  • Robust research agenda
  • Knowledge of librarianship, information science, information technology, differentiation of education delivery modalities and current teaching principles and practices
  • Experience in the application of technology for course delivery
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Experience in course/curriculum development
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Candidates should be acquainted with the Blackboard Platform for online courses and should be comfortable with hardware and software associated with digitization, metadata standards, knowledge organization, and information technology, depending on areas of expertise.

The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references at the following site:  https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/273

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Media Data Privacy & Ethics, Ryerson University Social Media Lab, Toronto, Canada

The Ryerson University Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada (http://socialmedialab.ca/) is seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral candidate to help conduct research in Social Media Data Privacy & Ethics.

The broad aim of this position is to better understand how privacy and data use are perceived by social media users in relation to their own data being collected by third parties such as governments, journalists, and marketers.

This postdoctoral fellowship position is part of the Lab's Social Media Data Stewardship research stream (http://socialmediadata.org/), and is funded in part by the Ted Rogers School of Management and Canada Research Chair Program.

Applicants must have a demonstrable expertise and interest in privacy/ethics/internet policy research, a history of working with survey data. In addition, applicants must also have strong research writing, technical, and communication skills and a passion for data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative).

DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

See more details at http://socialmedialab.ca/2017/we-are-hiring-a-postdoctoral-researcher-in-social-media-data-privacy-ethics/

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Member Services Assistant, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

The Minuteman Library Network is currently seeking an energetic and customer service focused individual for the position of Member Services Assistant. If you are interested in applying please send cover letter and resume to Susan Saul, ssaul@minlib.net.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assists member libraries with collection usage and evaluation reports.
  • Runs monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Produces and maintains software documentation and policy manuals.
  • Creates and posts content on Minuteman websites and social media.
  • Assists in supporting public service aspects of the Integrated Library System including circulation, holds and online catalog.
  • Designs, develops and edits marketing and promotional materials such as press releases, newsletters, flyers and informational brochures.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required. 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Coursework in marketing, public relations, communications or similar field a plus.
  • Library experience preferred. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven customer service skills and orientation.
  • Experience using basic HTML and content management systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Experience using Integrated Library System software, preferably Sierra Services Platform.
  • Experience creating visual content using Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator or similar software.
  • Knowledge of office productivity and presentation software such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Access and Publisher.
  • Experience using social media.
  • Knowledge of library data, including database record structures and core library operations a plus.
  • Competence working in a PC environment.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills, including use of proper spelling and grammar.
  • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks and projects, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Familiarity with issues of consortia.
  • Valid driver's license.
Salary: $45,000 - $63,000
Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan and more.

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Acquisitions Associate, Smith College, Amherst, MA

Smith College seeks an Acquisitions Associate to provide quality service in acquiring, processing and cataloging materials for the Smith College Libraries. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Order, receive and pay for library materials: Receive library orders from faculty, library liaisons and staff. Place orders for print, digital and other materials with appropriate vendors for best response time. Enter bibliographic information and order criteria in the online library system. Communicate with faculty and outside suppliers to acquire materials in the most efficient way. Reconcile credit card statements and pay invoices in the online system. Receive and manage standing orders.

Cataloging: Catalog shelf-ready books by verifying and editing bibliographic information, creating online item records, and updating holdings in the OCLC WorldCat bibliographic database. Maintain statistics and process for binding.

Participate in developing goals, objectives, and implementation plans pertaining to the libraries' Discovery and Access services activities. Train and supervise student assistants. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; 1-3 years relevant experience; successful completion of coursework in general library practices and principles; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Working towards an MLS desired.

Skills: Excellent organization, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies; ability to apply complex procedures and to organize and prioritize work effectively; accuracy and attention to detail. Familiarity with standard office software. 

Review of application will begin immediately. To be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

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Summer 2017 Library Administration Internship, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

Background
The Frick Collection is an art museum with a collection of more than 1,100 works of art--dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century--displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally recognized research library that serves as one of the world's most complete resources for the study of Western art.

Internship 
Projects will include research for and the writing of webpages, blog posts, Wikipedia and Tumblr entries that relate to the Library and its collections, including archives, as well as involvement with our digital art history initiative. Individual and collaborative projects will be decided in consultation with the interns to reflect their skills and interests. Previous intern projects have included "'This Kiss to the Whole World': Klimt and the Vienna Secession" (http://secession.nyarc.org/) and "The Frick and La Serenissima: Arts from the Venetian Republic" Tumblr page (http://frick-venetianrepublic.tumblr.com/tagged/guardi). 

Eligibility
The Administration Internship is open to qualified undergraduates or graduate students in art history, library and information science, or other relevant fields. There is no stipend associated with this internship. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment
Intern activities are generally carried out four days a week between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; however, an alternative schedule may be discussed.

Benefits of an Internship with The Frick Collection 
Interning in the Library Administration Department will allow students to see how a major art historical library functions, to develop skills researching print and archival materials in the history of art, and to bring them to new audiences through social media. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world's finest works of art. 

There is no stipend associated with this internship. However, all interns of The Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York's finest museums. Summer interns will attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery talks by curators and conservators, visits to conservation studios, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and behind-the-scenes tours of museums and galleries around New York City. The Frick provides employees, trainees, interns, and volunteers with a discount on Museum Shop purchases and a subsidized on-site staff dining service. 

Application Process and Timeline: 
Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

Applications for the Summer 2017 Library Administration internship must be submitted no later than February 27, 2017. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified at the end of April 2017. 

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to Library Administrative Assistant at internships@frick.org, as follows: 

  • Subject Line: "FARL Administration Intern - Summer 2017"
  • Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
    • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA

No phone calls please. 

FARL Administration Department Internships
internships@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

For more information 
Please visit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships 


Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principal at The Collection, where selection for employment/intern/ volunteer opportunities is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment//internship/volunteerism, including, but not limited to, hiring/selection, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment/internship/volunteer placement.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department.  Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference.  We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.  

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.  Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus' intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors.  Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities.  This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:
Required: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science 
  • Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment 
  • Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library's role in student learning
  • Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members 

Preferred:  

  • Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience 
  • Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package. 

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.

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Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach. With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library's public-facing services, the Associate Librarian will articulate a vision and strategic direction to advance the Library's research and instruction program, develop, sustain, and promote innovative services, and expand outreach to the campus community in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

The intellectual heart of the campus, the Bowdoin College Library comprises Hawthorne-Longfellow (the main library building) and three branch libraries: the William Pierce Art Library, Robert Beckwith Music Library, and Hatch Science Library. Hawthorne-Longfellow houses humanities and social sciences materials, the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, an array of student study and collaborative spaces, meeting rooms, a student gallery, and the recently-opened Media Commons, which provides audio and video recording and production studios, workstations to support media viewing, capture, and design, and several teaching and screening spaces, including the new Telepresence Classroom. The Library's rich and extensive collections are supplemented by the holdings of Colby and Bates Colleges, accessed through CBBcat, the combined catalog of the three libraries, and through a robust suite of ILL and document delivery services. A team of librarian liaisons provides specialized reference services, course-related instruction, and individualized research consultations through an active and expanding research and instruction program, and works collaboratively with faculty to support the development of new strategies for teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Associate Librarian will provide leadership for the Art, Music, and Science branch libraries, the Media Commons, the Library's research and instruction program and access services departments (Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan), and directly supervise 8 staff (6 librarians, 1 administrative, and 1 support staff member). The Librarian will work closely with colleagues to develop the Library's information literacy and instruction programs; ensure best practices in access services and develop partnerships to support resource sharing; oversee and expand the Library's scholarly communication program and the Bowdoin Digital Commons; develop services and programming for the Media Commons; and build and sustain support services for new and evolving pedagogical and research tools and methods, including multi-media technologies, digital scholarship, and data management. The Librarian will build partnerships with others on campus to support outreach and collaborative programming; provide expertise and leadership in team building, project management, and program and service assessment; and work with the Library Director to plan creatively for the use of library spaces. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the Associate Librarian will participate actively in strategic planning and priority-setting and serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Libraries consortium (CBB).

Education/Skills Requirements
Required

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills and a commitment to proactive high-quality library service and program development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key issues and current trends in higher education and in the liberal arts college environment.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the role of the library on a college campus and ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, assessment, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively, and to build strong relationships across and beyond organizational boundaries.

Preferred

  • Budget preparation and financial management experience.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Required

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience related to leading creative and transformative library services and for developing programs to support access services, reference, research, and instruction, including supervisory and management experience.
  • Demonstrated success in team building.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.
  • Experience with library program and user service assessment.
  • Experience working with a range of academic library stakeholders and user groups, including students and faculty.
  • An understanding of best practices and current trends in access services, knowledge of interlibrary loan and document-delivery platforms, and a commitment to building resource-sharing partnerships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy best practices, and experience in innovative instruction program design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues surrounding scholarly communication, digital publishing, and open access, and experience developing programming to support faculty.
  • Experience with digital scholarship and the application of digital research tools.
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in user experience design, and experience conducting usability studies.
  • Direct experience managing access services functions.

Standard Work Days and Hours
This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Schedules may vary to meet operational needs.

About Bowdoin
Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is available June 2017. The review of applications will begin on March 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply online, https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/3784

EEO Information
Bowdoin College is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality, and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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Part-Time Director of Library Services, White Mountains Community College, Berlin, NH

$35.69 - $42.20/hour

Position #W2R00044

Performs professional, administrative, supervisory, and academic support duties related to planning and operation of the College Learning Resource Center. Responsible for management of personnel, research and development, and planning and coordination of curriculum resources in all media.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major study in Library Science, including coursework in Educational Media and Technology, and four years of experience in a professional library. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

View job description and apply at http://www.wmcc.edu/about-wmcc/white- mountains-community- college-job-page

FMI: Gretchen Taillon, Human Resources
(603) 342-3003, gtaillon@ccsnh.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
Position will remain open until filled

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Digital Asset Archivist, AQUENT, Providence, RI

AQUENT's Client, a leader in Toys and Entertainment is looking for a Digital Asset Archivist for a 6 month contract. You must be able to work fulltime hours on-site at the clients.

Start Date: 03/13/2017 
Salary: up to $21/hr + Benefits from AQUENT

Job Description:
6 Month role with potential to extend to one year!

This temp archivist role is to support digital asset management on additional licensed Marvel and Disney Girls IP Sensitive projects. Digital Asset Archivist will prepare, maintain and retrieve upon request all digital assets (artwork, photos, merchandising guides, catalogs, etc.) within the Content Services Portal.
  • Receives, tracks and responds to high volume inquiries and requests for digital assets from internal and external asset users (retailers, sales reps, marketing, etc.).
  • Fulfills image requests via secure file transfer, updates and maintains metadata and monitors daily user activity.
  • Interacts with photo studio on a daily basis in order to maintain a smooth flow of product information and images.
  • Ensures consistent filing and labeling, applies security settings to individual assets.
  • Photo edit/re-touch images when necessary.

Client Description:
  • Commuter Rail Accessible/Parking Provided
  • Casual work environment
  • Cafeteria on-site
  • Access to company toy stroe
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending and 401K

Other Requirements:
  • Digital archiving experience, experience with digital assets, knowledge of Excel, basic Photoshop/Illustrator skills (not to create anything, but for light retouching or extracting of logos if necessary)
  • Good communication/customer service skills, basic knowledge of metadata.
  • Has a proficient understanding of principles being a Content Steward, which is someone with admin permissions to a company intranet site who can upload/download/ manage restricted and non restricted digital assets.
  • Digital Asset Management(DAM) experience.
Please submit resume to bmorrissey@aquent.com

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Research Data Management Internship, Research IT Solutions at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Start/End Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2017 (start and end dates are flexible)
Status: Full Time Internship (35 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (16 hrs/week)
Rate: $20/hr.
Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.
  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.
  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.
  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers as well as monthly data management working group meetings, and take meeting minutes.
  • Respond directly to client inquiries.
  • Escalate encountered issues when required.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed.

Expected Educational Outcomes:

  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.
  • Application of data management tools and methods.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Pursuing a MLIS degree, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, Slack, and FileMaker.

If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu.  Please note:  ALL full-time RITS internships are 35 hours per week and requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

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Research Specialist, Isaacson, Miller, Boston, MA

Position Summary
Isaacson, Miller (IM) is the largest executive search firm to focus exclusively on recruiting leadership for nonprofit organizations and it is rapidly growing. The firm has hired 40 new professionals in the last two years and in 2015, IM placed 280 executives at mission-driven organizations domestically and internally.

To support the firm's expansion, IM is seeking a Research Specialist to partner with vice presidents and frontline recruiters across the firm. This position will serve a critical role in the search process, aiding colleagues with the identification and evaluation of leaders. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to gain a thorough understanding of our nation's civic infrastructure.

The successful candidate will possess a team-oriented approach, an enthusiasm for finding and organizing information, and a high attention to detail. Research Specialists are members of the firm's Research team and they are also members of the broader Knowledge Management & Search Services group. This position will join a dynamic team that fosters collaboration and innovation.

About the Firm
Isaacson, Miller recruits transformative leaders for education, healthcare, philanthropy, advocacy, and other endeavors that advance the public good. We have over 175 employees located in our Boston headquarters and in offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Our Results page includes stories about our work's broad impact.

We believe there are three features that distinguish us.

  • Mission: The first is our focus upon mission. We seek exceptional leaders for important civic institutions. We are passionate and clear about our commitments, one of which is to understand and advance the aspirations that drive our clients. There is no search firm in the country that has conducted as many and as varied a range of searches in the independent sector as we have at Isaacson, Miller.
  • Diversity: The second distinguishing feature of our firm is our longstanding commitment to bringing women and people of color to senior management positions. For over 30 years we have established networks that support us in our efforts to build and present diverse pools of candidates. Over the life of the firm, 42% of our placements have been women and 23% have been people of color.
  • Craft: Third is our proficiency in the craft of search. We attend carefully to learning and understanding the unique strategic challenges and organizational cultures of our clients, to networking thoughtfully for candidates who may not currently be looking for a new position, and to interviewing and referencing our candidates in depth.

Working at IM: Since its founding, IM has nurtured a culture of learning and experimentation in a context of warm collegiality, team spirit, shared values, and mission commitment. Our culture attracts a remarkably diverse and talented staff, many of whom have held senior leadership positions in universities and colleges, advocacy organizations, public sector agencies, and human services organizations. In 2012, The Boston Globe listed IM as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work with the IM Boston search teams to aid in the successful completion of the search. In some cases, this will involve becoming embedded in the search team and engaging in search strategy discussions. In other cases, it will involve completing discrete research tasks.
  • Support several search teams and searches simultaneously at various stages of the search, with research projects that include but are not limited to:
    • Institutional and market research: Provide background on the institution or field; generally done before the first meeting with the potential client
    • Networking and candidate research: Build lists of names or organizations to support associates during networking, using online databases and IM's internal records and database
    • Public profile research: Conduct public records research on candidates using new databases and Google
  • Work with the Knowledge Management & Search Services staff across our offices to collect and organize research in order to ensure centralized accessibility of all updated research materials for both current and future searches.
  • Participate in research team meetings and projects; coordinate workload with other research specialists.

Key Qualifications 

  • Background: Bachelor's degree with two to three years of translatable, professional experience; non-profit or higher education experience is a plus.
  • Project management: Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks for multiple search professionals simultaneously and independently, delivering high quality work within established timelines.
  • Communication: Ability to listen well, and to write and speak clearly and concisely. Respond promptly and maintain a pleasant attitude. Motivated to understand the context and goals for research assignments; engages internal customers in ongoing dialogue about research projects.
  • Collaboration: Active inclination to seek knowledge from and share expertise with colleagues.
  • Technical ability: Familiarity with search engines, web browsers, databases, and common office software. Willingness to discover, explore, master, and, when appropriate, teach new tools, sources, and techniques. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Attention to detail: Ability to contribute to and follow research protocols, where applicable.
  • Flexibility: Ability to recognize and accommodate internal customers' varied approaches to and expectations of research. Ability to tailor communications to each recipient.
  • Self-motivation: Self-directed and able to work independently. Ability to recognize and articulate problems and propose creative solutions. Inquisitive and driven to understand the context and implications of the work. Ability to identify and articulate professional development goals.
  • Mission: A clear commitment to Isaacson, Miller's mission.

To Apply
All inquiries, nominations, and application materials, including résumé with cover letter, may be submitted in confidence to:
Jane Callahan
Director of Research Services
jcallahan@imsearch.com

Isaacson, Miller is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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Library Consultant, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. If you have the same commitment to service and learning, join us. Together we can make a difference.

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. SCSL bears responsibility for public library development, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. Headquartered in downtown Columbia, SCSL is well-supported with state and federal funds. The State Library succeeds because of the people we employ: Passionate professionals who believe South Carolina library users deserve first-rate resources, services, and support. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals who wish to make a contribution to the development of great public libraries.

The Library Consultant works with public library directors, trustees and staff to encourage best practices in library management and operations. The Consultant is a specialist regarding the policies and procedures that guide and govern libraries, and serves as a resource for public libraries and for the Library Development team on a broad range of library topics.

This Library Consultant is a vital part of the Library Development team and Statewide Development division. Do you have what it takes to:

  • Provide advice on best practices for the management and operation of public libraries to directors, staff, and trustees
  • Serve as an expert resource in at least two of these areas: Strategic planning; library facilities planning; operational work flow; library advocacy
  • Act as a liaison between the State Library and relevant state and national forums and institutions related to the work of public libraries
  • Independently identify areas of need in public libraries; research, design and plan for implementation of programs and projects designed to address those needs

All of our Consultants are experts in the field of library service. Specific knowledge and expertise preferred in library policy development, library legislation, advocacy, and trustee relations. Broad knowledge of public library operational and management elements, or ability to develop knowledge rapidly in areas such as organization and administration, procedures and typical services; library staffing; library customer service; library standards and/or statistics, and library facilities planning. Excellent communication skills and high degree of comfort in meeting people of all abilities in professional situations critical to the success of this position. We are looking for a professional who is able work independently and exercise initiative, define personal goals, and contribute to team goal setting and accomplishment of goals.

A master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and 3-5 years professional experience in a public library position bearing responsibility for a core service area, branch or headquarters facility, or other oversight capacity; public service experience strongly preferred.

Salary:

Hiring Range: $46,000 - $55,000

Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the SC Library Jobs List: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/library-consultant 

South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

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Call for Proposals: 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017)

The 11th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2017) is held from August 21-25, 2017 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

CALL FOR COURSE PROPOSAL
RuSSIR 2017 welcomes course proposals:

  • On any aspect of information retrieval, with particular emphasis on machine learning methods.
  • Courses may include lectures and/or practical exercises.
  • Course typically last four or five 90 minute-long sessions.
  • Submitted on or before April 1st (no joke!) through easychair.


ABOUT RuSSIR 2017
The school is co-organized by Ural Federal University (https://urfu.ru/en/) and Russian Information Retrieval Evaluation Seminar (ROMIP, http://romip.ru/en/).  The missions of the RuSSIR school series are to enable students to learn about modern problems and methods in information retrieval and related disciplines; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in the field; and to create an environment for informal contacts between scientists, students and industry professionals.  RuSSIR 2017 will broadly cover information retrieval with an special focus on machine learning methods in information retrieval.  RuSSIR 2017 will offer up to 8 courses and host approximately 100 participants.  The target audience of the school is advanced graduate students, young scientists, academic and industrial researchers, and developers.  The working language of the school is English.

Summer school organizers will cover travel and accommodation expenses for one lecturer per course; no additional honorarium will be paid to lecturer(s).  The school organizers would highly appreciate if, whenever possible, lecturers could find alternative funding to cover the travel and accommodation expenses, and indicate this possibility in their proposals.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission: April 1, 2017
Notification: May 1, 2017
School dates: August 21-25, 2017


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Course proposals should contain the following:

1. Title and keywords.
2. Description of teaching and research experience, and contact information of the lecturer(s).
3. Relevance of the course to the school's scope and objectives.
4. Brief description of the course (up to 300 words) suitable for inclusion in school materials.?5. Full description (1-2 pages ? to be used for evaluation).?6. Target audience and expected prerequisite knowledge of the audience.?7. Relevant references to support proposal evaluation.?8. Preferred schedule and necessary equipment.

Course proposals must be submitted in PDF format to the submission web site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=russir2017, by April 1, 2017.

All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee according to the school's goals, the clarity of presentation, and the lecturers' qualifications and experience.

All applicants will be notified of the committee?s decision by May 1, 2017.  Early informal inquiries about the school or the proposal evaluation process are encouraged (please send an email to school@romip.ru).

ABOUT RUSSIR
The first RuSSIR summer school took place in 2007 and since then has evolved into a popular academic event with solid international participation. Previous schools took place in Yekaterinburg (2007), Taganrog (2008), Petrozavodsk (2009), Voronezh (2010), Saint Petersburg (2011),Yaroslavl (2012), Kazan (2013), Nizhny Novgorod (2014), St. Petersburg (2015), and Saratov (2016).  Courses in previous editions of RuSSIR were taught by many prominent researchers in information retrieval and related disciplines.

ABOUT THE VENUE
Yekaterinburg is a large modern city, located in the Ural mountains, on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg is known for its vibrant music scene and thriving contemporary art.  Many IT companies are located here.  Yekaterinburg is the home city of Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia; the Yeltsin Presidential Center opened in 2015 became a new highlight of the city.  See: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekaterinburg>.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the top-ranked and largest universities in Russia. UrFU has an old tradition of education and research in computer science; the university's team has a good record in the ACM ICPC series.

ORGANIZERS

  • Pavel Braslavski (Ural Federal University, Russia), general chair
  • Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam), PC chair
  • Julia Kiseleva (University of Amsterdam), PC chair


CONTACT
Email: school@romip.ru
Homepage: http://romip.ru/russir2017/
Twitter:  @RuSSIR
Facebook: @RuSSIR.timeline

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Boudreau Branch Manager, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Boudreau Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.  

Initial schedule is Mondays, Wednesdays &amp; Fridays, 9:30-6, Tuesdays 11:30-8 at Boudreau Branch and Thursdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3 rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Thursday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others

DUTIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch.  Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch. Supervises the selection of children&#39;s materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services. Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader&#39;s advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library

SALARY: $30.78 per hour to $35.28 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: March 7, 2017

APPLY TO:

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

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

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Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library in Durham seeks a Streaming Media and Course Reserves Manager.  Under the general direction of the Library Senior Manager, this position is responsible for Multimedia services and Reserves operations. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment to improve workflow and operations, unify services and make autonomous decisions regarding policies and procedures. This is a full time, one year position.

The incumbent is a contributing member of the Circulation Department management team with supervisory responsibility for two staff and also shares responsibility for the department in the absence of other managers.

Weekend and evening work may be required as needed.

View the USNH position posting (https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/25266) for more information, or to apply.

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Research Assistant, OCLC Research, San Mateo, CA

OCLC Research is recruiting to fill a one-year, grant-funded research assistant position based in our San Mateo, California, office.  A brief description of the position follows.  Applications should be submitted through the OCLC Careers site:  https://oclc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/OCLC_Careers/job/San-Mateo-CA/Research-Assistant_R0000388  The closing date for applications is 26 February 2017.

Research Assistant
OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

This position is responsible for conducting a literature review and supporting a year-long project for OCLC Research, exploring the ongoing redefinition of academic library services in the context of rapid evolution in the global higher education system. 

Responsibilities:

  • Search for and summarize existing project-related literature (with a particular focus on taxonomies of higher education, institutional classification schemes and evolving academic library service portfolios)
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on higher education institutions and the libraries that serve them
  • Contribute to the design of survey instruments and interview/focus group question sets
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating focus group sessions and site visits with selected university libraries
  • Assist in writing reports, presentations, and publications
  • Maintain current knowledge of higher education and library landscape as applicable to project
  • Perform project-related administrative tasks to ensure compliance with funder-required reporting

Qualifications:

  • Graduate training (Master's degree preferred) in library and information science, education, sociology, public policy or related program
  • Prior undergraduate or graduate research experience and familiarity with social science research methods
  • General knowledge of and an interest in the structure and evolution of higher education systems in the US, with broader global awareness preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in a distributed team environment with all levels of internal staff and external colleagues
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and solve problems
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Self-directed and able to meet deadlines, manage projects and time, and prioritize assignments
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to extend expertise
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 is desirable

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Executive Director, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, ME

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded leader as its next Library Executive Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library's strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of approximately $300,000 with support from the local towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, and Edgecomb. Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Library. Our historic library building has recently been renovated with plans for future expansion. To learn more about our library and this position, please visit our website at https://bbhlibrary.org/.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required with a minimum of four years of professional library experience or equivalent.  Preferred qualifications include:

  • minimum of three years of library administration
  • fundraising and grant writing skills
  • experience reporting to a governing board
  • understanding of budget processes
  • supervision of staff members and volunteers
  • construction or renovation experience
  • working effectively with town officials and other public constituencies  

For additional information or to apply please contact the Board of Trustees via email: bhmemoriallibrary@gmail.com. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by March 10, 2017.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $48,000-58,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Web Services Librarian, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

The Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE) at Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan) invites applications for a collaborative, innovative  and user services-oriented Web Services Librarian.  The Web Services Librarian ensures that library systems and web servicessupport and enhance student learning. Primary responsibilities include managment and design ofthe library website's architecture, and the seamless integration of all library web-based services.Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to provide reliable electronic access to onlineresources and to improve the accessibility, usability, responsiveness, and overall user experience ofthe library's website. Serves as a liaison to other campus units including Information Technology Services. The Web Services Librarian is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position based in theCollections & Access Services team and reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections & AccessServices.  The salary range is $56,000-70,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications:  ALA accredited master's degree in library science or ALA accredited master's degree in information science by the time of hire. Experience and working knowledge of designing and managing websites using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Demonstrated commitment tothe principles of accessibility, universal design, and user-centered design methodologies.  Recentexperience with object-oriented programming and scripting languages used to support a website.Knowledge of web site analytics and experience with making data-driven decisions.

For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to https://employment.ferris.edu/postings/27443.  Preference will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017.  Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups.  Ferris State University offers a competitive benefits package. 

Ferris State University was established in 1884 as a school dedicated to the mission of education for all people as envisioned by our founder, Woodbridge N. Ferris. More than a century later, the University is still committed to the idea of quality education for students with a dedicated faculty and more than 180 majors that prepare students for rewarding futures.  The main campus in Big Rapids is located on 935 acres and includes state-of-the-art facilities for education, recreation, entertainment and athletics. Our students enjoy a well-rounded educational experience that includes more than 200 student organizations and a Division I men's ice hockey team. 

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Librarian for Catalog Management, Cataloging-Metadata Department, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented cataloging librarian to serve in a newly created position called Librarian for Catalog Management. Under the general direction of the Head of Cataloging-Metadata, the Librarian for Catalog Management assumes the role of a "catalog wrangler" to ensure internal consistency and overall quality control of the library catalog. This position requires a deep knowledge of bibliographic data and cataloging best practices, an understanding of how the catalog impacts user experience in discovery platforms, advanced problem-solving skills, and the ability to translate the needs of non-catalogers into functional specifications.

The University of Iowa Libraries recently migrated to a third-generation library management system, creating new opportunities to merge bibliographic records across libraries within the local environment, to distribute the ability to create and update records among staff outside the department, and to adopt, contribute, and enhance records shared across the larger community. With these opportunities come new challenges to develop guiding principles, policies, and best practices in order to maintain the very high quality of bibliographic records that have been created and curated over a century of cataloging.

The Librarian for Catalog Management acts as a data custodian for the library catalog, in recognition of the catalog as a mission-critical data repository for access to and inventory control of the library's vast holdings. Working in close cooperation with library systems staff, the individual in this position manages resources rather than personnel. The incumbent is responsible for drafting policies and standards and developing and implementing efficient workflows for maintenance of bibliographic records, holdings and item records, and portfolios for local electronic collections. Working in close cooperation with library systems staff, the individual in this position is a manager of intellectual resources rather than human resources..

Specific Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively and in close cooperation with Cataloging-Metadata staff to develop efficient and effective workflows and to document operational and policy decisions.
  • Provide training and support on relevant workflows for library staff in Cataloging-Metadata, Acquisitions, Preservation, and other units as required.
  • Provide functional supervision of library staff as needed, both within and outside the department.
  • Translate user requirements from public services staff into functional specifications for catalog update and maintenance.
  • Seek opportunities and identify risks and problems associated with batch changes to bibliographic and/or inventory records based on a deep knowledge of local cataloging practice.
  • Evaluate and recommend batch processes for incoming record sets.
  • Work with Metadata Analyst and Institutional Repository librarians to explore and apply the use of identifiers and linked open data in library systems.
  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging for general collections.
  • Create authority records in accordance with NACO standards and contribute to the national authority file.
  • Actively participate in the Cataloging-Metadata leadership team, contributing to department-level planning and the formulation of cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Keep abreast of developments in cataloging standards and trends, applying new rules, interpretations, and techniques as appropriate.
  • Monitor Alma system updates and software enhancements, and participate actively in relevant Alma user communities.
  • Contribute to the profession through service, research, publishing, and/or teaching.
  • Participate in and contribute to relevant library and University-wide activities and committees.
  • Additional job duties as assigned based on individual knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Qualifications

Required:

  • To qualify at the Librarian level: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science and demonstrated interest in professional development.
  • To qualify at the Specialist Librarian level: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science, two or more years of professional experience, and demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Knowledge of RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCC, LCSH, LCGFT, LCDGT, LCMPT, and MARC21 formats, and a working knowledge of authority control and AACR2.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

Desired:

  • Experience in serials cataloging and/or familiarity with issues related to database maintenance.
  • Experience cataloging in OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience with creating, updating, and deleting records using batch processes.
  • Experience with non-MARC metadata formats including Qualified DC and/or EAD.
  • Familiarity with BIBFRAME and linked data, and a general understanding of transition paths from MARC to BIBFRAME.
  • Familiarity with the systems and tools used in the department including one or more of the following: Alma, Primo, ArchivesSpace, MarcEdit, Cataloger's Desktop, Classification Web, and RDA Toolkit.
  • Successful completion of NACO training.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of one or more languages in addition to English.

Application Procedure: To apply, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/70528  Applications must be received by 03/01/2017.

Salary and appointment: Appointments will be made at either Librarian (PLB1-3A) within a salary range of $47,476 to $49,000, or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $50,000 to $64,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Universal Competencies:

  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 5 branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University's locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our special collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists' books.

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Hathi Trust, ARL, OCLC, Library Publishing Coalition, DPN, ORCID, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts. Lastly, we are a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,700 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving just over 32,000 students, more than 33% of whom are from out of state and close to 8,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University's faculty and staff and 17% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 13% of the students are from foreign countries.

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers' Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature 

Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/

For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php

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Catherine N. Norton Fellowship, MBLWHOI Library, Woods Hole, MA

The MBLWHOI Library (Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)) in Woods Hole, MA invites applications for the Catherine N. Norton Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to students and early career librarians, archivists, data science professionals or scholars in the humanities or sciences for a short-term defined project using tools and resources at the MBLWHOI Library or the MBL Archives. The fellowship of up to $2000 can cover travel, housing, and direct project expenses.

This fellowship celebrates Cathy Norton's commitment to sharing knowledge and information, her ability to inspire, her "just do it" attitude, and her love of a challenge. We encourage applicants to develop creative projects in Archives, Informatics, Collection Analysis, or Digital Collections with a Library mentor. Applicants can also select to work on an existing project for the Library. Projects should be openly accessible, collaborative, innovative, connective, and laying the foundation for new scientific knowledge. 

We encourage interested participants to view the full information including application. http://www.mblwhoilibrary.org/about-library/library-fellowships. The application deadline is February 28  to be considered for the summer or fall, and August 1st to be considered for the winter or spring.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, Greenvale, NY

Long Island University - Palmer, the iSchool@LIU

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Closing Date: Applications are currently under review; position open until filled.

The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MSLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program. Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, the Palmer School offers courses in two locations on Long Island and in the Manhattan center at Bobst Library of NYU, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School. The Palmer school is the largest LIS institution in Metro New York City and has the largest MSLIS degree program in New York State. The MSLIS program is available in classroom settings and completely online.

Candidates for this position should have a background in digitization services and knowledge organization and would be expected to assist with the MSLIS and Ph.D. programs. The teaching load will be three graduate classes per semester including at least one core course; in semesters in which a Ph.D. course is taught, the course load is two courses per semester. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the school's mission to provide knowledge and skills to prepare students for a role as a 21st century information professional. A significant role of this faculty member would be as mentor for PhD and MSLIS students participating in a large external digitization grant. The starting date for this position is September 1, 2017.

Candidates with multiple strengths in digitization and knowledge organization and one or more additional areas will be most competitive.  Some of the areas of developing interest include:

  • Digitization
  • Digital collections
  • Metadata standards
  • Knowledge Organization
  • Cataloging and Classification
  • Information management and systems
  • Data science

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teaching 3 courses per semester, including core classes
  • Mentoring students involved in a large-scale digitization grant program
  • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
  • Original research
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching face-to-face and on-line
  • Being able to teach traditional and non-traditional age students; and
  • Demonstrating the ability to use discipline-related instructional technology

Educational Requirements:

  • Required: An earned doctorate in the Library and Information Science or related discipline.
  • Preferred: An MLIS or equivalent degree.

Training, Skills, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Practice with digitization processes, metadata standards, or cataloging
  • Strong research skills
  • Robust research agenda
  • Knowledge of librarianship, information science, information technology, differentiation of education delivery modalities and current teaching principles and practices
  • Experience in the application of technology for course delivery
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Experience in course/curriculum development
  • Experience mentoring students
  • Candidates should be acquainted with the Blackboard Platform for online courses and should be comfortable with hardware and software associated with digitization, metadata standards, knowledge organization, and information technology, depending on areas of expertise.

The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references online:  https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/273

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Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented, well-organized librarian as Resource Sharing Librarian.  Taking a leadership role as the coordinator for the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Department (ILL/DD) Unit, the successful candidate will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, supervising a team of para-professional staff and students, administering the day-to-day activities of a fast-paced department, and designing workflows to ensure materials are obtained and delivered expeditiously.  This position will work closely with other library units to ensure there is a coordinated approach to services. 

Reporting to the Head, Access Services the Resource Sharing Librarian participates as a member of library-wide groups, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.  The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision making environment.  As the leader of the ILL/DD Unit, the incumbent will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk-taking is encouraged. 

Duties will include:

  1. Provide creative leadership and management for all phases of activity in the ILL/DD Department.  Supervise personnel and administer day-to-day workflow. Recommend and implement operating guidelines, procedures, and policies in collaboration with the Head, Access Services.  Interpret and apply interlibrary loan/document delivery guidelines, procedures, and policies for students, faculty and staff as necessary.  Maintain regular service schedule for public access to services.  Oversee and actively participate in request fulfillment as needed. 
  2. Establish goals, and design, plan for and implement innovative and efficient workflows that optimize the use of various technologies and systems to offer enhanced, seamless and state-of-the-art response to requests and the delivery of requested materials.
  3. Collaborate with the Head, Access Services and other Access Services units in continuous planning and implementation of workflows to optimize the use of staff and technology for the provision of service and accomplishment of work.  Explain, present on, and demonstrate automated procedures as required.
  4. Work collaboratively and creatively with staff from other areas of the Libraries engaged in the provision of materials and services for our patrons.
  5. Ensure that oral, written, and electronic instruction and assistance in using interlibrary loan/document delivery services are available for library users.
  6. Serve as liaison to library departments, other libraries and vendors in matters pertaining to interlibrary loan and document delivery.
  7. Maintain statistical data and copyright compliance records.
  8. Maintain current awareness of best practices in the field.
  9. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and recording usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  
  10. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services, programs, and user experience.
  11. Maintain copyright compliance records. 
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  13. Demonstrate, foster, and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff.
  14. Represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, and Boston Library Consortium committees, and at selected meetings and conferences, both regionally and nationally as appropriate to job responsibilities. 
  15. Supervise Five College Libraries Depository and Annex activities and act as the primary Five College libraries contact for this endeavor.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the unit, the department, the Libraries, and the University.

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

  1. Master's degree in library science, or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of successful supervisory, management and leadership experience, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.  
  3. Knowledge of emerging technologies and their use in interlibrary loan, document delivery and distance education.
  4. Familiarity with copyright and fair-use practices in an academic environment.
  5. Understanding of information and bibliographic systems and their application to access and user services.
  6. Experience dealing with a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment while fostering and managing ambiguity, change and innovation.
  7. Strong commitment to excellence in library service and the ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients.
  8. High level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  9. Commitment to working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  10. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  11. 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.
  12. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  13. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  1. Two years of professional or appropriate equivalent paraprofessional ILL/DD experience in an academic, research or specialized library.
  2. Experience using web-based interlibrary loan forms and statistical software.
  3. Substantial reference experience and working knowledge of two modern European languages highly desired.

As key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the UMass Amherst Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources, Scholarly Communications, and the development of innovative student spaces, including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native, founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. 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. 

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.

RANK AND  SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=81343 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by March 31, 2017 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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Science Librarian, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  • Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
  • Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
  • Previous academic library experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.

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Library Director, Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library, Brentwood, NH

The Trustees of the Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library are accepting applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position that offers an excellent working environment and a generous benefits package.

The MEB Library is a vibrant local library that enjoys the support of the Brentwood community. We received the NH Library of the Year award from the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association in 2014.

The Library Director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides strong leadership to a dedicated library team. He or she is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the library including hiring and training of all other library staff and volunteers, implementing library polices, managing the budget, circulation, and programming.

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the Brentwood community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

Qualifications: a Master's in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; Significant library management experience, excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and proficiency with library technologies are required.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to: Chairperson, Board of Trustees at mebtrustees@gmail.com.

The Town of Brentwood, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head of Circulation, University of Maine, Farmington, ME

The Mantor Library at the University of Maine at Farmington is searching for a Head of Circulation, responsible for managing all facets of the circulation function of Mantor Library and its collection. The position coordinates interlibrary and intra-library loan services for the campus, as well as course reserves. The position also manages the student workers who handle routine library functions and operate the building at night, on weekends, and on snow days. As a member of the professional staff, this position is part of the Information Literacy Program, provides reference services, and contributes to library decision-making in policies, general procedures, and collection development.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Professional degree (MLS, or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program

  • Demonstrated abilities in the areas of organization, management, and interpersonal communication

  • Reasonably demonstrated knowledge of library skills gained through professional employment or advanced library science course work from an ALA accredited institution

  • Experience in the supervision of student workers and/or other employees

  • Experience in an academic or large public library's access services department

  • Proficiency in the use of an integrated library computer system, including its circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan operations.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Three to five years of experience working in an academic library

  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library system

  • Experience with access services in a consortia environment

For complete information, please consult the position's job description.

How to Apply: Applicant should submit all materials at maine.hiretouch.com. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a CV/resume. Applicants also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Appropriate background checks are required. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin May 1, 2017.

Please email questions to Bryce Cundick, Chair, Search Committee at bryce.cundick@maine.edu

THE UNIVERSITY:

Established in 1864 as Maine's first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine's public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall, 2011 and our 80 geothermal well field which came online fall, 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System. UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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Call for Applications: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS) Study Abroad Archives Program

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies (SOIS) is offering a Study Abroad program titled Oh Canada! Archives North of the Border this summer from July 7th to July 18th. The program will take place in Ottawa and Montreal.  

Some Facts About Study Abroad

It counts as an official course (INFOST 497) that is worth three credit hours; please consult your adviser to make sure that these credits would transfer into your program. That's three credit hours for two weeks of (intensive) work. You should be able to use financial aid to pay for the course, just as you would any other course. Beyond that, the only immediate out-of-pocket expenses would be travel to and from Ottawa or Montreal, food, and other "off-duty" activities that you might participate in.

We will be in Ottawa from July 7th - 12th and in Montreal from July 12th -18th. Planned site visits include Library and Archives Canada, theUniversity of Ottawa's Canadian Women's Movement Archives, the Montréal Holocaust Memorial Centre, and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, among others. These archives should provide interesting and entertaining opportunities to learn more about Canadian archives.  There is a fair amount of time built into the program for exploring both cities. Details may change as we get closer to the date of the trip, but hopefully not too much.

While I can't personally speak for Ottawa, I spent a week in Montreal last summer and it is a great place to visit, especially if you enjoy eating crepes. Ottawa is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so there should be fun events tied to that occurring during the summer months. 

You must have taken an introductory course in archives administration or have sufficient experience working in archives in order to participate in this program. I will need to see a syllabus of the course or your resume to make the determination about your eligibility. 

If you want to learn more about Ottawa and Montreal, the New York Times recently published a "36 Hours in Ottawa" article. There is also one for Montreal, and also a more recent article titled "Five Places to Go in Montreal."

 

Here is a link to the program application website. Applications are due on March 1st, 2017. The website contains additional information about the Study Abroad program.

 

SOIS will be hosting an informational session about Study Abroad on Thursday, February 23rd, from 4-430 PM in Room 2450. Distance students can participate through GoToMeeting via the link and phone number below. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/326699293   

Phone number: +1 (872) 240-3311

Access Code: 326-699-293

 

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Librarian, San Fransisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

Under supervision, the 3630 Librarian I performs journey level librarian work. The essential functions of this class include: providing information and direction on the use of library resources; assisting patrons with researching informational needs; supervising technical and clerical staff; performing selection, acquisition, cataloging or processing of library materials; preparing reports, publications and other documents; participating in the development of collections in accordance with the San Francisco Public Library Collection Development Plan; supporting digital content management; participating in digitization initiatives projects, programming, and collection development; interpreting library policy and responding to suggestions and inquiries; and assisting in policy formulation and implementation. Positions may also be responsible for developing positive community relations, and preparing programming and exhibitions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a Master's Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association. You must have already attained your degree and completed your Master's program in order to be eligible for this recruitment.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Some positions require fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department's bilingual needs. Eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for bilingual positions. Applicants must indicate on the application form the language(s) in which they claim proficiency. 
  2. Some positions require graduate level course work and/or experience performing the duties of a Children's or Youth Services Librarian. 
  3. Some positions require graduate level course work, training, and/or experience performing the duties of an Archivist Librarian. 
  4. Some positions in this class may require possession and maintenance of a valid California Driver's License. 

Note
Some positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules, which may involve evening and weekend work.

How to Apply:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously"
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, by telephone at 415-551-8911 or by email at Stefanie.Lim@sfgov.org. 

View this announcement online at https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3630&R3=901831

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Archival/Collection Internship, Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA

The Natick Historical Society seeks graduate student interns for an Archival/Collection internship. The NHS, founded in 1870, holds collections that span from the town's origins as a praying Indian community, to its development as an agricultural community, industrialized center, and suburb of Boston, to the current day. Object collections range from furniture, textiles, industrial and domestic items, natural history specimens, and Native American artifacts. Research resources include more than 12,000 images, more than 500 volumes in a special collections library, and archival materials with more than 400 subject headings.

Students may be assigned to process new archival or object donations, helping to research and catalog them, store them according to professional standards, and/or to improve existing finding aids. Hours are flexible and projects can be assigned according to each student's interests.

Qualifications:  Current or recent enrollment in a graduate-level program in museum studies or related program, experience safely handling museum collections, computer database skills, strong communication skills, and good organizational abilities.  Knowledge of museum registration standards and practices a plus. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a short statement explaining why you are interested in this internship.  Send application materials via e-mail to: Aaron M. Dougherty, Executive Director at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org. Flexible schedules of 8 to 16 hours a week.

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Curator, Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA

Founded in 1870, Natick Historical Society celebrates the town's rich history through a varied collection and educational programs. The NHS seeks a part-time Curator to collaborate in moving the organization forward in its collection management and program goals.

The Curator will manage the preservation, interpretation, exhibition and storage of its object collections and its photographs. He/she will also be a partner in management and delivery of many of our outreach programs i.e. organization and delivery of our 3rd grade program.

The Curator will work closely with the director and board in defining the vision for the collections and with the Collections Committee in carrying out that vision;

  • Work with volunteers who aid in curatorial and program activities;
  • Keep collections records, including accessions and deaccessions;
  • Design 1 - 2 temporary exhibits per year and redesign and install some permanent exhibits

This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Requirements: Minimum of B.A. in museum studies or related field; schooling in American history with at least one year of experience preferred; knowledge of the principles and practices of collections management; experience in database administration (especially Past Perfect); proficienct with MS Office with graphics programs a plus; fluent writing and speaking skills. Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers; excellent time management, and creativity; must have confidence in voicing independent judgment on museum matters.

Send application materials to Executive Director Aaron M. Dougherty at director@natickhistoricalsociety.org.

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Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Salary:     $19.86 per hour

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Deadline: Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Providence Community Library is searching for a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, acting as liaison with other agencies in the community serving children to promote the library; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential.  Spanish speaking a plus. 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org(401) 467-2700 x. 1606.

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Residency Librarian for Diversity and Innovation, Towson University, Towson, MD

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to increase opportunities for participation by a broad range of individuals in academic librarianship through a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization.

Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between December 2015 and June 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and patrons from diverse backgrounds; strong analytical skills and organization abilities; familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections; commitment to public service and to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff; knowledge and experience in new technologies and flexibility in a changing technological environment; proficiency in the use of electronic databases, research and reference materials; experience with automated library systems; demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to profession growth. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable.

Responsibilities: In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments:

  • Research, Reference and Instructional Services
  • Content Management - Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials
  • Archives, Special and Digital Collections

The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

In the second year, the Resident will work with the Residency Coordinator and department heads to identify a capstone project that is tailed to his or her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with colleagues, to develop, complete, and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal.

Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process: Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017. Position is open until filled. Submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, including experience or interest in diversity and inclusion initiatives and working in multicultural environments, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Submit application materials to:
Diane Cascella
Residency Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-3033.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Papers: Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)

We welcome papers for the mini track titled "Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)", for AMCIS 2017. Details are as follows:

Track: Social Technical and Social Inclusion Issues
Mini Track Title: Social Theory in Information Systems (STIR '17)

Description
This year we are proud to celebrate the 21st consecutive year of the Social Theory in Information Systems Research minitrack. Since 1996, scholars and researchers have presented cutting edge research, using social theory in their work. 

STIR'17 solicits papers that use social theory in IS research drawing upon such approaches as sociotechnical theory, critical theory, social informatics, and organizational theory. We are interested in highlighting research that critically examines the constitution of ICT, and their roles in organizations and society. We are particularly interested in research that makes use of social theory to address the main theme of the conference, "A Tradition of Innovation," meaning work that is innovative in terms of multi- and trans-disciplinary uses of social theory and methodologies to study the impacts of new and emerging technologies on people in their organizational and social lives.  We are interested in questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and hinder the move towards more useful, productive, and happier lives.

Issues might include designing smart and sustainable digital futures, critically examining the constitution of ICTs, and their roles in the design, maintenance and dissolution of online and offline communities, and posing and investigating questions about how we interact with ICTs in our work and social lives in ways that help and sometimes hinder progress towards more useful, productive, and happier lives. Please join us in San Diego for this milestone!

Suggested Topics

In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that uses social theory to study and understand:

  • The implications of social networks for organizations and social groups
  • Conceptual and empirical work focusing on the ways ICT can promote or hinder social inclusion
  • The significance of cyberinfrastructure for commerce, governing and research and sustainable development
  • The relationships between ICTs and people as they participate in online communities and virtual teams
  • Online communities of practice, their processes and outcomes
  • The dynamics of and social and cultural impacts on ICT
  • Hacktivism and the use of technology to mobilize resources and advance ideology
  • Unintended consequences of technology implementation and use in organizations and in social life
  • Scientific collaboration and scholarly communication as enabled and constrained by ICTs
  • The impacts of social computing on our social and work lives


SUBMISSION SITE 

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

Submissions may be of two types:

  • Completed research papers (< 5000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • Research-in-progress papers (< 3500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)


All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted using the online submission system at  http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2017

For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2017 website at  http://amcis2017.aisnet.org

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 9, 2017: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 begin
  • March 1, 2017: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors at 10:00am PST 
  • April 17, 2017: Notification of initial decision


CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION
Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
fichman@indiana.edu
Howard Rosenbaum, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
hrosenba@indiana.edu

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Collection Maintenance Assistant for Delivery Services, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Collection Maintenance Assistant for Delivery Services is responsible for maintaining the  physical collection in O'Neill Library, library offsite collections, training and supervising student employees assigned to tasks related with maintaining the O'Neill Library physical collection and providing coverage at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.

The Assistant is responsible for the training and supervision of student employees assigned stack maintenance duties.  The Assistant trains students on how to shelve materials correctly and checks their work to ensure accuracy.  The Assistant also directs the work of student employees on stacks maintenance projects by explaining to students the process to be followed for assigned projects, answering questions, troubleshooting problems and ensuring that tasks are completed in timely, efficiently and accurately.  The Assistant also approves student employee timecards. 

The Assistant ensures the integrity of both the physical collection in O'Neill Library and offsite collections by monitoring the collection to ensure that materials are shelved correctly, identifying areas that are overcrowded, planning and participating in shifting projects, transferring library materials to offsite facilities and participating in the library's inventory project. The Assistant also identifies materials that need to be sent to Metadata Services for cataloging corrections and materials that need to be sent to preservation for repair

As a member of the Access Services department, the Assistant is part of a team that provides high quality customer service at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.   The Assistant answers library user questions and refers questions beyond the scope of the circulation desk appropriately.  The Assistant is well-versed in the library's policies and conveys consistent messages to users. The Assistant performs all aspects of circulation services including the charging and discharging library materials, instructing users on how to find materials on reserve for their courses, helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks, interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

This position is a 35 hour week, 12 month per year permanent position. Hours are Sunday 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday.    1-2 Saturday shifts may be required per semester.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team based environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience working in an academic library in a public services position
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
    • Experience training and managing student employees
To apply visit bc.edu/jobs.

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Collection Maintenance Assistant for Stacks Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Collection Maintenance Assistant for Stacks Assistant is responsible for maintaining the physical collection in O'Neill Library, training and supervising student employees assigned to tasks related with maintaining the O'Neill Library physical collection and providing coverage at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.

The Assistant is responsible for the training and supervision of student employees assigned stack maintenance duties.  The Assistant trains students on how to shelve materials correctly and checks their work to ensure accuracy.  The Assistant also directs the work of student employees on stacks maintenance projects by explaining to students the process to be followed for assigned projects, answering questions, troubleshooting problems and ensuring that tasks are completed in timely, efficiently and accurately.  The Assistant also approves student employee timecards. 

The Assistant ensures the integrity of the physical collection in O'Neill Library by monitoring the physical collection to ensure that materials are shelved correctly, identifying areas that are overcrowded, planning and participating in shifting projects, transferring library materials to offsite facilities and participating in the library's inventory project. The Assistant also identifies materials that need to be sent to Metadata Services for cataloging corrections and materials that need to be sent to preservation for repair

As a member of the Access Services department, the Assistant is part of a team that provides high quality customer service at the O'Neill Library main circulation desk.   The Assistant answers library user questions and refers questions beyond the scope of the circulation desk appropriately.  The Assistant is well-versed in the library's policies and conveys consistent messages to users. The Assistant performs all aspects of circulation services including the charging and discharging library materials, instructing users on how to find materials on reserve for their courses, helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks, interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

This position is a 35 hour week, 12 month per year permanent position. Hours are Monday through Friday.  1-2 Saturday shifts may be required per semester.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team based environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience working in an academic library in a public services position
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
    • Experience training and managing student employees 

This position requires physical labor including pushing book carts filled with books.

To apply visit bc.edu/jobs.

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Technical Services Assistant, Providence Athenæum, Providence, RI

The Providence Athenæum seeks a graduate library student to assist in cataloging and gain professional field experience. We are open to having an intern in the summer but ideally the candidate will start in the fall. This is an UNPAID opportunity.
Job Description:
The student will provide support for assessing, organizing, and discarding items in storage at a location on Allens Ave. in Providence. All work will be completed at the Providence Athenæum.
During the PFE, the student will gain experience using OCLC Connexions software and Innovative Sierra to fix cataloging records.
Work will be performed with the collection and a nonfiction weeding guide.
Interested students should be technologically proficient and able to adapt to new challenges.  The ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds is also necessary. 
Three main areas we need help:
Cleaning up temporary records and updating holdings in OCLC
Skills accrued: catalog record evaluation; working with bib fields and macros; proficiency searching OCLC Connexions, data exchange OCLC Connexions to Innovative Sierra; weeding and discarding books in the 900s following weeding guidelines; evaluating book condition; work with OCLC Connexions; work with Innovative Sierra.
To apply, email bryan@provath.org

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks a dynamic, visionary leader for the role of Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies.  Contributing to the University's iconoclastic and entrepreneurial environment, the AUL provides strong leadership and strategic direction in the development, delivery, and integration of both traditional and innovative digital services, systems, and initiatives across the libraries. S/he supervises department heads for the following groups: Integrated Technology Services, Repository Services, Web Services, Digital Preservation, and works closely with the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship.  The incumbent also identifies and oversees the implementation of new roles and technologies that improve, enhance, and extend library services based on emerging needs of the campus community.    

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Articulates a vision for an evolving technology strategy for digital technologies, seeking ongoing input from key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and throughout the University.
  • Serves as the Library's chief liaison with the University's Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) to ensure appropriate planning and smooth operation of major server systems, mass storage solutions, and policies regarding data security and management.
  • Seeks and leverages Library partnerships in collaborative technology initiatives across the University and in local, national and international efforts.
  • Ensures that the Library maintains a reliable, scalable, and sustainable technology infrastructure and that the Library's digital services support a wide array of evolving user needs within the teaching, learning and research missions of the University.
  • Establishes criteria of excellence for, and strategies to assess, the effectiveness of the Library's digital services, operations, and initiatives.
  • Stays abreast of emerging developments, issues, and trends in the use of digital technologies in higher education and contributes to and is active in local, consortial, regional and national projects and developments.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Digital Technologies is a member of the senior administrative team and will play a lead role in Library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required.  A graduate degree is preferred, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, or an MS/MA or PhD in a relevant subject.   
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in information technology in an academic library, including significant experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.
  • Demonstrated experience with current issues and best practices in the assessment, development, and application of information technologies in libraries and higher education, including software development, systems administration, systems analysis.
  • Advanced leadership and management skills with the demonstrated ability to bring innovative and complex projects to completion in a timely manner; demonstrated experience with project management processes and tools.
  • Familiarity with traditional library enterprise systems and meaningful prior experience with emerging digital technologies -- including discovery/digital repository development (e.g., Blacklight/Solr/Hydra-Fedora), linked data (e.g., VIVO, LD4L/LD4P), and other open source developments.
  • Substantial knowledge of data curation, digital preservation, and digital scholarship developments.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and foster productive collaborations with all levels of the organization, University community, and external partners.
  • Ability to foresee and articulate the short- and long-term ramifications of technological decisions; successful experience in leading and implementing change.
  • Record of robust professional involvement and strong commitment to staff engagement and development, including the recruitment of a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated record of excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, along with creative problem-solving and strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with obtaining grant funding and managing grant-funded projects is preferred.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ131869. 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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Head of Music Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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.

THE MUSIC LIBRARY

The Music Library is one of eight branch libraries administered by the University of Washington Libraries. The Music Library contains over 70,000 books and scores, 46,000 recordings and other media including video tapes and computer software, and current subscriptions to approximately 300 periodicals. Subjects covered include acoustics and physics of music, ethnomusicology, jazz, music education, and the history, literature, theory and performance of music. The Music Library also manages a Listening Center. In July 2017 the Music Library is expected to assume responsibility for the School of Music's Ethnomusicology Archive. The Head, Music Library reports to the Director, Branch Libraries and is a member of the Branch Libraries' management team.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing excellent reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for the School of Music. As Head of the Music Library this position is also responsible for the overall management of the library, its programs and services, for building the collections and for supervising the staff.

Under the general direction of the Director, Branch Libraries, the Head of the Music Library is responsible for providing overall management and policy guidance; developing, implementing, and participating in service programs; hiring, developing, and evaluating personnel; overseeing development and maintenance of Music Library collections; and contributing to the achievement of Libraries' objectives and the fulfillment of the Libraries strategic plan. The Head of the Music Library is responsible for building effective relationships with faculty and students, and collaborations with campus and community groups and institutions. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as Head, Music Library, and provides leadership and direction for the Music Library. Develops long-range and short-range plans to implement programs and services.
  • Has overall responsibility for administration of Music Library service programs including collection development, reference, instruction, circulation, and reserves. 
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of the Music Library. Supervises, trains, and evaluates the Music Outreach Services Librarian (.5 FTE), the Ethnomusicology Archivist (.4 FTE), and the Music Library Supervisor; and is secondary supervisor of the two Technician IIIs, and student assistants.  Recommends hiring, promotion, and termination of music staff.
  • Responsible for outreach to faculty and students in conjunction with the Music Outreach Services Librarian and Ethnomusicology Archivist. Ensures that the Music Library's primary clientele is provided with quality collection development, reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.
  • May participate in other user education activities as part of the Libraries' instructional programs.
  • Maintains an awareness of current developments and trends in information and audio technologies and their impacts on music education and library services.
  • Facilitates good communication and a positive work environment among Music Library staff. 
  • Maintains positive, effective, and collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff in the School of Music.
  • Plans and implements facility upgrades to map with the users' needs.
  • Maintains relationships with current donors and cultivates other possible donors in conjunction with the Libraries' Advancement Office. 
  • As a library unit head, maintains a broad understanding of the Libraries' operations, policies, priorities, and objectives. Assists in the development and achievement of these by participating in Libraries initiatives as appropriate. Facilitates communication among Music Library staff and other Libraries units.
  • Represents Music Library users and services within the Libraries. Actively contributes to discussions and planning for Libraries policies, programs, and services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • A minimum of two years post-MLIS professional academic library experience, with evidence of increased responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library.
  • Record of effective mentorship of librarians and support staff.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Music.
  • Experience with donor relations and advancement.

SALARY       

$58,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK           

Position will be at rank of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. 

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 PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic 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).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Head, Music Library" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 24, 2017.

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

Music Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/music\

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

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

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Assistant Professor, Data Science/Digital Scholarship, University of Rhode Island (URI) Harrington School of Communication and Media, Kingston, RI

URI's Harrington School of Communication and Media seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a record of research in data science / digital scholarship to enhance the University's new data and technology focus. Applicants should have familiarity and experience with computationally intensive research as well as a track record of teaching and scholarship, and demonstrated potential for funded research leadership. This position will also contribute to the new directions of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), creating and teaching new high-demand and interdisciplinary courses in the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

This is a 9-month continuing tenure-track faculty appointment, expected to begin August 1, 2017. This position reports to the Director, Harrington School of Communication and Media. Annual reviews and recommendations for tenure and promotion will be conducted by the Harrington School of Communication and Media. This position is co-funded by the URI Libraries, so the Dean of URI Libraries will have input into annual review and promotion and tenure, particularly with regard to the candidate's research program.

Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top-tier research university. This position resides in the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media, which boasts an intellectually diverse community of 60 scholars, teachers, and practitioners, who deliver seven degree programs across five academic units. Recently the Harrington School completed construction on a $6.5 million, cutting-edge communication and media facility, in which candidates for this position can work and teach.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Primarily teach courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies and possibly other academic units in the Harrington School.
  • Develop courses in data science / digital scholarship both within GSLIS and in collaboration with faculty across campus.
  • Through teaching, research, and service, continue to foster strategic innovation and excellence in the Master in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program.
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Work with colleagues across the University and with the Dean of University Libraries. Contribute to the advancement of their field, and work with peers to advance the use of data-oriented computational and statistical methods in diverse fields of scholarship through interdisciplinary partnerships.
  • In collaboration with the Dean of University Libraries and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, develop a program of research in data science / digital scholarship that is supported by external funding.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Earned Ph.D. by appointment date in library and information science, mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences and informatics or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated record of research in data science/digital scholarship.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an externally-funded research program.
  4. Demonstrated ability to place publications in high-impact venues.
  5. Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/individuals.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute and strengthen interdisciplinary programs in one or more: data science, big data, information, communication, or media studies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.
  3. Experience with one or more in high performance computing, information storage and retrieval methods, geospatial information systems, machine learning, managing scholarship involving large volumes of evolving data, and data visualization.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT O POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO RESONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter that describes how your experience meets the required and preferred qualifications

(#2) Curriculum Vitae, which should include information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

(#3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests; statement of research interests and agenda (as one complete document).

(#4) "Other Document" which is to contain PDFs of up to three published or in press papers (as one complete document).

APPLICATION DEADLINE

03/15/2017
APPLY ONLINE (position # F00027): https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2148

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Library Page, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is a busy library that circulates over 630,000 items a year. Once those items are returned to the library they need to be re-shelved; library pages are responsible for making sure each item gets put back in the correct location. We are seeking a new page to work 6 hours a week shelving books as well as other clerical tasks.

This job is for you if you:

  • Are extremely detail oriented; you are a firm believer in "a place for everything and everything in its place"
  • You understand  and can accurately organize items in Dewey Decimal Classification and alphabetical order
  • You are happy working independently
  • You want to be a part of an organization that values high standards for public service

This is a great opportunity for a student or parent looking for supplemental income with a flexible schedule. 

This is position is at-will and does not provide benefits. The schedule is a flexible 6 hours a week with occasional opportunities for additional hours. The wage is $10/hour.

For a full job description please go to http://www.watertownlib.org/librarypage.

To apply please email cover letter and resume with 3 references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Candidates selected for interviews will be required to complete a shelving test. This position is open until filled.

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Generalist Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Reports to the head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of Reference resources to help patrons to locate information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the Reference and general collections. Works on indexing files, readers, lists, displays, inter library loans, patron requests, grants. Performs public service tasks in other departments as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
45,796.92
Send resume along with a cover letter by Tuesday, February 22, 2017 to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

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Head of Access Services, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries seeks a Head of Access Services, reporting to the Director of Libraries. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), year-round, regular appointment. Williams Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead its Access Services Department. The Head of Access Services is a key member of the library's leadership team who oversees circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing.

With the recent migration to a new integrated library system (ILS) and the opening of an award winning new building, this position offers exciting and unique opportunities to develop and implement innovative user services in support of the research and curricular needs of the Williams faculty and students.

Williams Libraries is committed to excellence in all services, dedicated to collegiality, collaboration and a tradition of personal service.


Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of circulation and reserves for Sawyer Library
  • Supervise a staff of 12
  • Oversee the Interlibrary Loan department and the off-site Library Shelving Facility
  • Lead departmental planning and policy development of this service-centered department
  • Collaborate closely with the Head of Library Systems to configure and manage the recently implemented circulation system (Alma)
  • Chair the libraries' Access Services Policy Committee; in consultation with the Head of Library Systems, the Head of Schow Science Library and the Head of Research Services, develop, review and update circulation policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Head of Research Services, and the Technology Help Desk supervisor to ensure the provision of seamless public services
  • Work with the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) and represent the College on various resource sharing committees
  • Participate in library planning and work collaboratively with other library department heads to carry out library goals
  • Generate and analyze statistics on the use of collections and facilities
  • Seek ways to improve services, delivery methods, and workflows to meet changing user needs and emerging technologies

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; 3-5 years library experience
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, processes and workflows
  • Experience with managing and refining an ILS circulation module
  • Demonstrated understanding of resource sharing and delivery services in libraries
  • Strong commitment to public service, a vision for implementing creative services, and a proficiency for utilizing emerging technologies to meet the changing needs and expectations of patrons
  • Demonstrated user-oriented approach to service
  • Strong knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Flexibility, initiative and the ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively, independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
  • Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education, and an appreciation for highly-engaged faculty, staff, students and alumni

Preferred:

  • Academic library experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of Ex Libris' Alma circulation functions
  • Experience providing user support at library public service desks
  • Experience working in interlibrary loan, document delivery or reserves
  • Familiarity with off-site high density shelving facilities
  • Participation in library consortia

For optimal consideration submit application by March 3, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Job Group 2-E.


Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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Science and Data Librarian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Science and Data Librarian. This position will serve as the liaison to the science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and will support research, teaching and learning in these areas by providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services. This position will also take the lead in designing and developing the Libraries' services for supporting data management and develop training and support for data literacy within and outside of the Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the Libraries' strategic initiative for managing scholarship and research data.

As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction and individual consultations, and supporting campus-wide information literacy initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as the liaison to the following departments and programs: Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Food Systems, Geology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Plant Biology, and UVM Extension.
  • Communicates regularly with assigned academic departments and program and assumes primary responsibility for the development, promotion, and delivery of programs and services for students and faculty in these disciplines, including providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services.
  • Designs and develops services for supporting data management plans required by funding agencies.
  • Works with the Office of Vice President for Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs and other campus partners in support of research data services.
  • Develops training and support for data management fundamentals within and outside of the Libraries.
  • Participates fully in the design and delivery of general and specialized information services offered by the department, including library instruction and research consultations. Participates fully in departmental projects and services.
  • Serves at the reference desk, including some nights and weekends.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Collection Management Services on collection development initiatives and issues for liaison areas.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Dana Medical Library on Libraries-wide initiatives that impact campus researchers in the fields of science, technology, and medicine.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication and research practices.
  • Actively participates in scholarship and service in keeping with the expectations of academic library faculty and individual workload plans.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent;
  • undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences, or significant discipline-specific work experience in an academic library or other organization;
  • demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management and curation;
  • demonstrated success in a collaborative environment;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • demonstrated commitment to scholarship, service and professional development and the potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1 or more years of experience as a science librarian in an academic or research library;
  • knowledge and usage of data documentation standards and tools;
  • knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication;
  • library instruction or other teaching experience;
  • knowledge of citation management programs.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, seehttp://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND RANK:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as Library Assistant Professor. The minimum salary for a Library Assistant Professor is $56,175. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than March 3, 2016.

 

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F730PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at:www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

 

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

 

CAMPUS PROFILE:

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

 

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

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Library Director/Teen Services Librarian, Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA

Owing to a family relocation, the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library in West Brookfield, MA, seeks creative, energetic, and friendly candidates for the position of Library Director/Teen Services Librarian.

Nestled on the border of Central and Western Massachusetts and about equidistant from Worcester and Springfield, West Brookfield epitomizes small town charm. With regular town festivals throughout the year, concerts on the bandstand and film screenings on the town green in the summer, historic buildings, an extremely walkable downtown area, and affordable housing, West Brookfield is like taking a step backward in time.

The Merriam-Gilbert Public Library is located in a beautiful, historic building in the heart of downtown. The Library is a fixture in West Brookfield. Residents describe the Library as a community center as much as it is a library, a place where people come not only to pick up materials, use computers, and to attend programs, but also to meet up, socialize, learn, and to share knowledge.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian provides leadership and guidance to a staff of 2 other FTE employees, several part-time pages, and a part-time custodian. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and administration of the Library's day-to-day activities. The Director oversees all aspects of Library services, prepares and administers the Library's budget and other assets, establishes professional relationships and actively seeks out collaborations with other town organizations, individuals, and services, and advocates for the Library and its patrons.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian frequently works directly with the public, taking regular shifts on the service desk and assisting with children's and adult programming as needed. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian is also responsible for the technological needs of the Library, such as helping patrons use basic office equipment, troubleshooting computers and printers, and identifying ways to update and improve the technological services the Library offers to the public.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian acts as the head of the Library's teen services department. This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the young adult collection, for developing and implementing programming for young adults, for fostering a positive environment for teens in the Library, and for developing and implementing the Library's Teen Summer Library Program. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian frequently works with teachers at the local Middle and High Schools to teach information literacy classes at the schools, to help students sign up for library cards, and to make the library more accessible to young adults.

The ideal candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to multitask, excellent communication and public speaking skills, and a genuine enjoyment of working with the public. Minimum requirements for the job are a Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year, accredited college or university, and a Basic Library Training Certificate from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. At least 2 years of previous experience working in a public library setting and a strong knowledge of technology, especially library software such as Evergreen, are strongly preferred.

This position is full-time at 32 hours per week, with an hourly pay range of $20.31-$25.69 per hour, depending upon experience. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to Paul Spencer, the Trustee Chair of the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, at paulspencer4224@gmail.com, or at P.O. Box 364, West Brookfield, MA, 01585.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Wisconsin State Law Library, Madison, WI

The Wisconsin State Law Library is seeking a service oriented and well organized candidate for a full-time Acquisitions Librarian.

Location Madison, WI with some statewide travel possible.
Salary Minimum salary of $52,728 (actual salary may change, commensurate with experience).

Responsibilities

  • Manages acquisitions by monitoring budgets, ordering materials, processing invoices, claiming materials, and staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to acquisitions.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with publishers and vendors.
  • Assists withc ollectiondevelopment activities; compiles and analyzes data for assessment and other statistical reports.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to library users,i ncluding developing and teaching legal research classes for the public.
  • Participates in library and other professional activities.

Qualifications
Required: (1) Demonstrated experience of acquisition practices including monitoring budgets, ordering and receiving materials, maintaining order and vendor records, and invoice processing; (2) Demonstrated experience working with publishers and library vendors; (3) Knowledge of current practices and trends in acquisitions; (4) Experience creating and maintaining bibliographic and order records for a library catalog system, preferably Sierra; (5) Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel; and (6) Graduate library science coursework related to acquisitions, collection development and the provision of reference; (7) Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: (1) Legal reference skills, including knowledge of legal materials with ability to use legal research systems such as Lexis or Westlaw.

How To Apply
Click on the "Apply Now" button and submit a cover letter and resume (combined as one document) with the position title Acquisitions Librarian (#17-1460). If you are unable to apply online please send application materials to human.resources@wicourts.gov or send to: Human Resources, 110 East Main Street Suite 430, Madison, WI 53703-3356, (608) 266-3501 or FAX (608) 261-8293. Failure to follow these procedures may result in your disqualification.

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Deadline
All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Closing Statement
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Brookline Public Library Looking for Children's Programming Volunteers

What: The Brookline Public Library is in need of volunteers looking for event programming experience to help with our Beauty and the Beast Tea Party.
When: Saturday, February 25th from 1:00-5:00
Description and responsibilities: Volunteer for one, two, three, or four hours to help set up tables, arrange party food, pour tea, manage the crowd around our cosplayers, and supervise crafts and activities. 
Gains: We offer you the opportunity to see what goes into preparing for a multifaceted library event, from coordinating cosplayers and managing crowds, to leading crafts and handing out prizes.
Contact: Caroline Richardson, Children's Librarian, by email at crichardson@minlib.net

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Born-Digital Internship, Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Book Department Born-Digital Internship l Summer 2017 

Placement

One placement is available in Summer 2017.

Internship

The Book Department of the Frick Art Reference Library (FARL) is seeking a summer intern for its born-digital auction catalogs program. The intern will assist with the ongoing program to develop the library's collection of born-digital material. This summer internship will focus on identifying, acquiring, and creating discovery tools for born-digital auction catalogs, primarily in PDF format. The professional staff at the library will train and supervise the prospective intern throughout the process. This internship will offer the opportunity to learn current digital collection development policies and practices, to catalog born-digital material, and gain familiarity with the library's Innovative Interfaces system and its Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) WorldCat Connexion applications. The intern will have exposure to other departments of the library and may be scheduled based on the professional interests of the successful candidate.

Eligibility

The Book Department Internships is open to graduate students enrolled in a Master's Degree Program in library and information science. There is no stipend associated with this internship. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

The internship generally spans from the end of May-August with activities carried out 21 hours per week (120 hours total at completion of the internship program), Monday-Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Application Process and Timeline

All FARL Book Department Internship applications for Summer 2017 must be submitted no later than March 1, 2017.Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified on April 20th, 2017.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to internships@frick.org(link sends e-mail), as follows:  

  • Subject Line:  "FARL Book Department Intern -- Summer 2017"

  • Submit PDF cover letter and resume.

  • Include the following in your cover letter

    • Your reasons for applying to the Frick Art Reference Library: Book Department, including a statement describing how an internship would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability  (to be discussed if selected for interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic
    • Current GPA

No phone calls please. 

Book Department Internships
internships@frick.org(link sends e-mail)
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

For more information: Please revisit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

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Digitization Internship, Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

Undergraduate-Graduate Frick Art Reference Library Conservation Digitization Internship l Summer 2017

Placement

There is one placement available in Summer 2017.

Internship

The Conservation Department of the Frick Art Reference Library (FARL) is now accepting applications for 2017 Summer Digitization Internship. This internship will provide students interested in library, archives, or museum careers with the opportunity to digitize photographic archival collections and rare and unique book material. Interns will learn how to handle archival photographic material and delicate book material, create accurate digital images, and prepare images for permanent storage and delivery. Tasks may include: digital camera capture; scanning; file processing; metadata creation; creation of multi-page PDFs; Quality Assurance of photographs and scans; processing images in Adobe Bridge and Photoshop; and light digital asset management.

Eligibility

FARL Digital Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with relevant skills and an interest in photography. Demonstrated familiarity in digitization best practices. Experience with basic concepts of photography preferred. Previous experience in a library or archives is preferred. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

Intern must be able to commit to 14-28 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Internship is from mid to late May or early June until the end of August or early September.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

Applications for the Summer 2017 Digitization Internship must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in April 2017.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to Don Swanson, Chief of Collections Preservation, at internships@frick.org(link sends e-mail), as follows:

  • Email Subject Line:  "Digital Lab Internship, Conservation Department -- Summer 2017"

  • Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.

  • Please attach your résumé, including your current GPA.

  • Please write a cover letter that includes the following:

    • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how an internship in the Conservation Department would enhance your academic course of study

    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)

    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic

No phone calls please.

FARL Conservation Department Internships
internships@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY  10021

For more information: Please revisit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

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Conservation Internship, Frick Art Reference Library, New York, NY

Placement

There is one placement available in Summer 2017. 

Internship

The Conservation Department of the Frick Art Reference Library (FARL) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Conservation Lab Summer Internship. Interns are accepted on a project-based basis in the Library's conservation lab. Depending on interest and skill level, the intern would assist the department with preservation and treatment needs on library and archival material. Interns will learn how the processing of new library materials, creating enclosures, tape removal, paper repair, and book repacking and recasing.

Eligibility

FARL Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students with relevant skills. Demonstrated familiarity or interest in conservation and preservation. Previous experience in a library or archives is preferred. Foreign nationals must have eligibility to participate in unpaid internship placements in the U.S. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Time Commitment

Must be able to commit to 10-21 hours per week for 10 weeks. Internship is from mid to late May or early June until the end of August or early September.

Application Process and Timeline

Please note that applications to multiple departments at The Frick Collection are not accepted; please apply for only one internship.

Applications for the Summer 2017 Conservation Lab must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017. Selected candidates will be contacted for interviews, and applicants will be notified in April 2017.

All internship applications must be submitted via e-mail to Don Swanson, Chief of Collections Preservation, at internships@frick.org(link sends e-mail), as follows:

  • Email Subject Line:  "Conservation Lab Internship, Conservation Department -- Summer 2017"
  • Submit PDF of cover letter and résumé.
  • Please attach your résumé, including your current GPA.
  • Please write a cover letter that includes the following:
    • Your reasons for applying for the internship, including a statement describing how an internship in the Conservation Department would enhance your academic course of study
    • Your preferred dates and hours of availability (to be discussed if selected for an interview)
    • The names, professional affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two references, at least one of which must be academic

No phone calls please. 

FARL Conservation Department Internships
internships@frick.org
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY  10021

For more information: please visit our internships page at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Pending final approval at Town Meeting, the Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks an innovative technology librarian to join our team in mid to late March. This newly created, full time position will manage our digital branch and resources. Additional duties include covering a public service desk one night per week and occasional weekend hours.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional public library experience is required, with at least one year working with emerging technologies. Specialized education, training or experience "may" be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

Position overview:

  • Manages administrative aspects of the library system
    • Manage and plan related software and upgrades
    • Train staff on advanced features, like report writing
    • Resolve technical issues related to the staff and public interfaces
  • Liaison with Town IT Department
  • Manages electronic library resources/digital content - books, audios, films, and databases
    • Facilitate vendor relationships, including evaluation, upgrades and support
  • Monitors trends and implementation of apps for patrons and librarians
  • Maintains and updates library's webpage, portal page, electronic newsletters and social media channel
    • Interpret and implement data derived from web analytics
    • Analyze and address web page design based on library needs
    • Draft RFP for new webpage, implement new library webpage and monitor content and design
    • Maintain and update Pelham Public Library website
    • Train staff on content management
  • Provides direct patron support
  • Offer "Tech & Device Drop In"
  • Present workshops on social media networking, privacy instruction, popular mobile apps
  • Create online instructional materials
  • Liaison, along with Children's and Young Adult Librarians, to Pelham schools

Salary is $45,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled but application review will begin February 22, 2017.

Please submit resume and digital portfolio to Irja Finn, Library Director ifinn@pelhamweb.com

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S.T. Lee Innovation Grant Project Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Under the direction of the Historical & Special Collections Assistant, this position will support a grant-funded project to investigate and prototype an application that would allow students to easily and securely transfer files to archives and special collections for long-term preservation and use by researchers. Note: This is a part-time term position beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2017.

The ideal project assistant is advocacy-minded, with excellent communication skills and a passion for the general mission of archives and special collections to preserve a broad representation of human culture. They should be perceptive to diverse needs and understand the ethics and social responsibility inherent in digital archiving and archiving student lives. The assistant should have an interest in digital archiving, user experience (UX) testing, workflow development, and outreach, performing duties such as:

  • Communicate and advocate the project to Harvard Law School students.
  • Develop user experience (UX) tests and surveys for students and staff.
  • Plan, schedule, and administer UX tests and surveys. Synthesize results into final report.
  • Use gathered research to inform the technical requirements for a secure transfer application.
  • Work with a developer to design the prototype.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience working with special collections and archival material, especially in an outreach capacity.
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding born-digital archives and collecting born-digital material.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.

Additional Qualifications

  • Coursework in library & information science preferred.
  • Experience with UX testing and surveys.

Additional Information

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to June 30, 2017, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

To apply please use the following link: http://bit.ly/2l0rPLt

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Head Librarian for Reference and Instruction, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at the Wentworth Institute of Technology seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative and experienced leader to head the Reference & Instruction Department. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a new, dynamic Department in a fully-renovated, technologically-enabled library. In September 2016, Wentworth completed a $15 million renovation of the Schumann Library, and the Head of Reference & Instruction will play a key role in developing technologically-integrated programs and services in a flexible new space, which supports collaborative learning and expanding academic programs at the Institute. Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Head of Reference & Instruction is a member of the Schumann Library & Learning Commons' senior leadership team. The Head provides leadership and administrative oversight to five librarians and is responsible for decision-making, resource management and development of policies for all reference, research and instruction services within a collaborative and collegial environment. The Head is also responsible for oversight of collection development activities, support of academic departments and assessment of library services, and s/he plays an important role in advocating for the Library to campus constituencies, consortia, and regional and national organizations. In addition, the Head will be expected to serve as liaison to an academic department, as well as to provide reference, collection development and instructional support.

The Wentworth Institute of Technology is nationally ranked 4-year university which focuses on an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines rigorous studies with practical learning experiences. Academic programs include engineering, design, architecture, construction management and computer science. Wentworth also grants master's degrees in eight programs, including architecture, engineering, construction management and technology management. For some programs, Students can earn their degrees online and in hybrid environments, and Reference & Instruction Department services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as services which are delivered in-house. The Head of Reference & Instruction will be expected to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. 
  • 3 years of significant, progressive management and supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collegially and to interact effectively with all internal and external constituencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Experience creating/innovating new library services or workflows.
  • Experience supporting online academic programs and/or building online tools using current technologies (e.g. LibGuides, Blackboard LMS, HTML/CSS, etc.) to deliver library services.
  • Experience developing library instruction curricula.
  • Experience developing and documenting library policies and procedures. 
  • Experience using library service assessment tools; familiarity with current program assessment strategies.

To apply, please visit our online application site at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/3097.  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Wentworth is a tobacco-free campus.

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Teen Services Intern, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA

Hours per week: 5, totaling 50 hours per semester.

Duties/Description: The Teen Services Intern will help with collection development and assessment and perform other projects relating to Teen Literature and services.

Responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Material selection and purchasing
  • Establish partnerships with the Chelsea Public Schools
  • Recruit and institute a Teen Advisory Board
  • Plan and implement monthly Teen programming
  • Create print and online Pathfinders
  • Contribute to Teen related social media
  • With the Director, rework existing Teen Space into a dedicated Teen section including: moving furniture and materials, researching and purchasing new furniture and computers and redecorating

Duration of position: Spring 2017 Semester.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is enrolled in a graduate level library science or education program and can demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in Teen literature. Has experience and enjoys working with middle and high school students. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and has demonstrated introductory IT skills. Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

Closing Date: February 22, 2017

Sarah Gay Jackson -MLIS SGay@chelseama.gov
Library Director
Chelsea Public Library
569 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) 2017

International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
18-21 September 2017
Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece
http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017

The 21st version of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries holds the general theme "Part of the Machine: turning complex into scalable" and wants to create a dialogue that will address the challenge of creatively transforming these highly synthesised environments into solutions that can scale for the benefit of varied communities.

Digital libraries are complex systems that respond to the needs of multiple communities with escalating requirements. Undoubtedly the effect of big data in research and development is immense and their collection, aggregation, analysis and interpretation is currently the main trend. However, smaller developments are equally interesting in giving the example of managing highly structured and organised information resources.

In this series of conferences, the dialectic between theory and practice is intense, but always aims to produce a state of the art imagery of digital libraries, or else networked information systems that affect the life of academia, education, culture, society and industry. The components of this "machinery" are interconnected and claim the skills and knowledge of multidisciplinary researchers.

Keynotes

  • Paul Groth (Elsevier Labs), Machines are People Too
  • Elton Barker (Open University), Back to the Future: Annotating, Collaborating and Linking in a Digital Ecosystem
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras (Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas), Visualization in the Big Data Era: Data Mining from Networked Information

Topics
Contributions are welcomed in the following eight tracks. However, submissions are not limited to the topics included in these tracks, neither it is implied that one paper is associated with one topic.

1. Digital Humanities
Corpora development
Metadata & semantics for DH applications
Text & data mining in DH
Textual & visual information extraction
Ontology engineering & use in DH
Visualization in DH
Annotations & critique in DH
Impact of DH in society & academia

2. E-Infrastructures
Digital library designs & architectures
Ubiquitous computing & Mobile digital libraries
Internet of Things with digital libraries
Digital preservation
Cloud technologies
Security for digital libraries
Digital forensics
Business models for e-infrastructures

3. Information Retrieval
Information retrieval & discovery
Query analysis
Indexing & compression
Search engine architectures
Recommendation systems & filtering
IR evaluation
Multimedia IR
Multilingual IR
Searching for sensitive information

4. Semantics
Archival/Bibliographic Linked Data & applications
Linked Data in disciplinary digital libraries
Authenticity & provenance
Authority management issues
Interoperability & integration
Metadata aggregation
Metadata schemas with emphasis to composite content
Quality metrics for metadata & information structures

5. Users and Societies
Digital library interfaces
Metrics, altmerics & scientometrics for & in digital libraries
User centered evaluation of digital libraries
Economic & legal issues for DLs
Information behaviour studies
Collaborative information seeking
Sentiment analysis

6. Content
Digital curation & related workflows
Digitization
Audio-Visual digital libraries
Annotations & user generated content
Records management, business archives & organizational archives
3D modeling & provision
Legal issues for content in digital libraries

7. Data
Big data
Data science & data education
Data mining
Data representation
Data sharing & reusability
Data structures & quality
Domain specific data, such as biomedical, chemical, astronomical, social
Data provenance
Data in Scholarly Communication

8. Services
Publishing structured & unstructured information
Visualization of information
Network analysis in & for digital libraries
Web archiving
Annotations management in digital libraries
Personal information management & personal digital libraries

Individual researchers and research groups are invited to submit full papers, short papers, posters and demonstrations on the topics above, but on other relevant topics as well. Their research papers should describe original, unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Students on any of the above-mentioned topics are encouraged to participate to the Doctoral Consortium (see Call below). A four pages paper, which will appear in the Proceedings volume, is required to be submitted through the Doctoral Consortium track.

Important Dates

  • - Submission deadline for Workshops, Tutorials and Panels: March 03, 2017
  • - Notification on Workshops, Tutorials and Panels: March 31, 2017
  • - Submission deadline for Full and Short papers: April 7, 2017
  • - Submission deadline for Posters and Demonstrations: April 14, 2017
  • - Notification of acceptance for Papers, Posters, and Demonstrations: May 26, 2017
  • - Camera Ready Versions: June 23, 2017
  • - End of Early Registration: July 21, 2017
  • - Conference Dates: September 17-21, 2017


Publication in Conference Proceedings
The TPDL2017 proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS, ISSN 0302-9743). Therefore all submissions should conform to the formatting instructions described in the "For Authors" webpage. In case your paper includes images or screenshots please ensure that you set image compression at 600dpi when you produce your PDF file.

All full and short papers, posters and demonstrations must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) via the conference's submission page.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpdl2017

According to the registration regulation for TPDL2017, inclusion of papers in the proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper.

Specific Call for Contributions
Information about specific calls for contributions in TPDL can be found at:
- for Workshops: http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/call-for-workshops/
- for Tutorials: http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/call-for-tutorials/
- for Doctoral Consortium Papers: http://www.tpdl.eu/tpdl2017/call-for-doctoral-consortium/

Post-conference Journal Publication
The TPDL2017 Program Committee will also nominate papers they consider highlight work of significance in the field. Authors of these papers are then invited to submit extended version (at least 30% new material) of their papers that expand upon the description of their work by providing more depth and detail on their technical approaches and results. These submissions then go through the International Journal of Digital Libraries (IJDL, ISSN 1432-5012) review process before acceptance in a focused issue of the journal.

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Collection Development Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries seek a Collection Development Librarian for Humanities with liaison responsibilities to the departments of Theology and Philosophy. 

The librarian in this position will be a leader, bringing a big picture perspective and depth of collection development understanding to bear on wide-ranging discussions and projects involving arts and humanities scholarship, in collaboration with other liaison colleagues and departments.  As Liaison to Theology and Philosophy, advanced subject knowledge and expertise is required to ensure collections are developed and maintained, high quality library instruction is provided, and faculty and doctoral research are supported for these two nationally-recognized departments. This librarian will partner with the Digital Scholarship group to support innovative use, access, and visibility of materials as integrated into new forms of scholarship. Collection Development Librarians report to the Head of Collection Development and work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services to ensure effective stewardship of the collections, to promote awareness of scholarly communication issues, and to participate in the monitoring and spending of the materials budget.  This budget oversight includes the ongoing assessment of budget allocations, establishing the annual calendar and target deadlines for ordering materials, and prioritizing requests for endowment and end-of-year purchasing in collaboration with other Collection Development staff.

The Boston College Libraries have undergone transformational changes that both continue and enrich our established roles.  We are an institution that anticipates and adapts to change, communicates and collaborates widely, and innovates regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition.  Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31st among national universities, Boston College is an R1 institution with 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Requirements

  • ALA-Accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent  
  • Relevant advanced subject degree 
  • Subject-appropriate language skills

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of post-MLS experience, with demonstrated increase in responsibilities over time
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, both print and electronic
  • Experience with budget management in a collection development context

For more information and to apply, visit https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=714

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Research Librarian, Schlesinger Library/Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, MA

Summary:

The Schlesinger Library documents the lives of women of the past and present for the future and furthers the Radcliffe Institute's commitment to the study of women, gender, sexuality, and society. We seek a dynamic and team-orientated Research Librarian to play a vital role in support of the Library's research, teaching, and learning initiatives.

At the Schlesinger Library, one of The Harvard Library special collections, our work is enriched by a diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Research Services and in close collaboration with Research Services team members, the Research Librarian:

  • Develops and conducts library instruction sessions, workshops, and other presentations.
  • Oversees the Library's teaching and instruction program by taking a lead role in supporting and promoting the use of the Schlesinger's collections in University-wide teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Manages the team's teaching calendar and the Library's classroom space.
  • Takes part in all library outreach efforts, including tours and presentations, exhibits, social media initiatives, as well as other public programming, classes, and events.
  • Participates in the full-range of direct and virtual reference services including regular reference desk shifts (including occasional Saturday hours).
  • Provides in-depth research consultations and interprets and resolves complex reference questions.
  • Contributes to the development of e-learning tools and creates instructional content for a variety of contexts, including LibGuides, the library's web page and social media platforms.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate program or equivalent education and experience.
  • Three or more years of professional reference or research services experience in a special collections or archives with significant responsibilities for instruction and education.
  • Knowledge of best practices and current methods in special collections pedagogy and reference services.
  • Capacity to thrive as a highly collaborative team member in a future-focused environment.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Experience in the effective use of research tools (scholarly resources, citation management tools, etc.).

Additional Qualifications

  • Subject expertise in Women's History, Gender Studies, or American History/Studies desirable.
  • Ability to communicate well with faculty, staff and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Evidence of creativity, and imaginative approaches to work.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to succeed in an environment of constant change.
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of current research practices and experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education.
  • Work requires daily use of computer keyboard, mouse and monitor.
  • Work requires the ability to lift 40 pounds.

Additional Information Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded where you are instructed by ASPIRE, Harvard's online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Please note that cover letters are required for every position at the Radcliffe Institute.


About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you've been looking for.

Please visit our website to learn more about us. www.radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Emerging Technologies/Adult Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department. Schedule will include at least one evening and a Saturday rotation. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides outstanding information and reader's advisory services in a busy urban public library.  Works at the Q &amp; A Desk, the Research Desk and in the Information Commons.  Introduces new and emerging technologies to users, integrating them to information literacy and library instruction. Provides proactive, friendly, and valuable service to the public.

Public Services:

  • Provides professional Reference / Readers' Advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means 
  • Interviews patrons to determine information needs
  • Actively participates in collection development, selecting, weeding and replacing
  • Keeps current with appropriate review media, resources, popular materials, and bestseller lists
  • Actively develops displays and merchandizes the collections
  • Contributes material to the library's web page and social media
  • Compiles book lists, and other educational and public relations materials such as e-sources
  • Assists with instructing patrons on current and emerging technologies
  • Stays abreast of library policies and procedures
  • Enforces library rules of behavior; takes appropriate action in case of misbehavior

Emerging Technologies:

  • Assists with instructing patrons and staff on current and emerging technologies
  • Uses apps, website development, blogs, social media, and screen capture software
  • Contributes to and participates in the development of the library's online and mobile presence
  • Creates e-tutorials and content for the library
  • Participates in outreach and develops partnerships
  • Creates curriculum and teaches classes and workshops for patrons
  • Any other duties required for the good of the department and the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library science are required. Prefer a minimum of two years of professional work with strong experience in public library adult services. At least one year of experience working with emerging technologies strongly preferred. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.  

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts
  • Strong knowledge of adult services, databases in various subjects, and general resources
  • Experience integrating new technology into Library instruction/services
  • Comfort presenting in front of a group
  • A broad knowledge and appreciation of popular literature and genres
  • Excellent skills and comfort with computer technology and current technological trends
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation
  • Genuine interest in helping people to locate information and materials
  • Ability and genuine interest in working effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative and a willingness to work harmoniously
  • Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives
  • Ability to learn and enforce the library's policies and procedures
  • Experience working in a makerspace or learning lab is a plus
  • Software development and coding skills are a plus
  • Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; strength to push or pull a loaded book cartwhich can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions; Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes; Works in assigned areas, as needed.

RATE: $27.47 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE 2/9/2017

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

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Part Time Reference Associate, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

Basic Function: Provides reference services, computer skills instruction, and conducts adult library programming. Supervision: Works under the Assistant Director and the Library Director.

Principal Duties: Performs reference related duties including: a. Answering reference questions. b. Library Services training and instruction c. Computer skills training, instruction, and troubleshooting. d. Manages Interlibrary Loan requests for materials not readily available in the OCLN network. e. Provide Reader�s Advisory Services. f. Adult Programming; including day and evening book groups. g. Promotes library services through programming and marketing. h. Assists Library Director in ordering materials for the library collection (print and digital). i. Grant Writing. j. Other duties as assigned by Library Director.

This is a 19 hour per week union position. Additional hours are available for this remaining fiscal year.

Qualifications

Skills/Abilities: As a supervisory position, sets the standard for the level of professionalism and courteous customer service offered. Must have excellent computer and reader advisory skills. Flexibility in scheduling is a plus. Must have physical ability to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach, stoop, push a book cart, and lift up to 25lbs.

MLS preferred, BA/BS required or extensive library experience. Graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Salary 18.94 per hour

Open until filled.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Library Director Donald Colon at dcolon@ocln.org.

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Youth Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department. Initial schedule s Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-6, Thursdays 11:30-8 at Collins Branch and Wednesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3 rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Wednesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

SUMMARY: Using basic professional library techniques and skills, the Staff Librarian functions as part of the team under the general supervision of the Branch Manager. Performs circulation, programming and other relevant duties relating to branch services generally, and children's and teen services in particular. Provides outstanding service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public
  • Provides a full range of Borrower Services to the public
  • Conducts story hours, sing-alongs, book talks, and other children's and teen programming
  • Under the guidance of the Branch Manager, assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget, selecting, merchandizing, evaluating, maintaining and weeding materials within designated sections of the children's and teen collections
  • Takes direction from the Manager of Youth Services in order to best meet the needs of children, teens, parents, guardians and others
  • Prepares displays and book lists
  • Assists in library instruction/orientation for children&#39;s groups and individuals
  • Keeps records and prepares periodic reports of activities and statistics
  • Works regularly in Main Library Youth Services Department                                             
  • Assists in public relations and outreach efforts of the branch by taking an active role in acquainting neighborhood schools and the branch community in general with available children's services. May conduct outreach programs outside the Branch
  • Uses online social media to promote and implement library services
  • Serves on assigned committees
  • Operates audio/visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • May represent the Branch to the public and at meetings outside the Library
  • May assume supervisory responsibility in the absence of the Branch Manager
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A master's degree from an accredited school of library science. At least two years of experience in providing direct service to children in a public library. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives; A broad knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature and media, including a thorough knowledge of classic and contemporary literature from pre-school through high school; A broad knowledge of digital and multimedia materials and electronic resources including social media and communication tool; Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age levels and capabilities of target audiences; Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children and teens in the community and in society; Ability to work as a collaborative team member and maintain strong communication with all colleagues; Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with both children and adults; An interest and enthusiasm for working with the public; A genuine caring and respect for children and teens; Experience working with children and teens individually and in group settings; Working knowledge of urban public library concepts and techniques; Ability to monitor a room and enforce policy as needed; Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment; Judgment, Creativity, Resourcefulness, Patience, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Maturity, Positive Outlook; Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public; Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices. Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and enter data. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions; Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes; Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as needed. 

RATE: $27.47 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

Deadline: 2/22/17

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

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ACRL/NEC 2017 Annual Conference: Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century

The Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter invites you to attend its 2017 Annual Conference: Reframing Librarianship in the 21st Century<http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/>

Friday, May 12 at the Davis Center, University of Vermont,<http://www.uvm.edu/%7Edavis/> in Burlington, VT.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN<http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/registration>

It is an era of reinvention for college and research libraries. Whether we work in cataloging and metadata, scholarly communication, archives, public services, instruction, or another area of librarianship, we have all heard a rhetoric of crisis, transformation, and rapid change applied to our work. The challenges we face have provided an opportunity to refocus on the foundations of our profession: our purpose and our areas of expertise. In reflecting on and redefining our work and ourselves, we are reframing librarianship for the 21st Century. This exciting topic will be kicked off by keynote Suzanne Wones<http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/keynote>, Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations at Harvard Library.

In this era of reinvention, how are we reframing ourselves, the work that we do, and our libraries?

How are we communicating around this shift within our institutions and beyond?

Join us for a day full of professional enrichment, loaded with fantastic programming<http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/Program>, networking opportunities, and ideas that will pique your curiosity and challenge your intellect.  Since we'll be situated in beautiful Burlington, we encourage you to come for the conference, stay for the weekend<http://conference2017.acrlnec.org/Travel%20and%20Lodging>!

Not already a member of ACRL New England?  Join our organization today<http://www.acrlnec.org/become-member>

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Call for Proposals: NELIG Annual Program

Designing your Instruction: Lessons, Programs, and Spaces
NELIG Annual Program, June 9, 2017 @ Fitchburg State University
The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program entitled "Designing Your Instruction" to be held at Fitchburg State University, in Fitchburg, MA, on Friday, June 9, 2017. This year's program will explore the ways that librarians incorporate design in developing information literacy lessons, programs, and spaces.
Each presenter should plan on speaking 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for question and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual or group presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers and hands-on activities will also be considered. NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.  
 
Proposal topics may include but are not limited to the following:
1) Effective uses of various instructional design models
2) Designing learning spaces
        - Collaborations with campus partners
        - What worked, what didn't work, best practices
        - Formal and informal
        - Physical or virtual spaces
3) Collaborations with our non-library colleagues in lesson and program design
Proposals are due March 24, 2017 and may be submitted via the following link https://goo.gl/forms/sWmNw7Cns3Wc2SCL2.
Questions should be directed to: acrlnelig@gmail.com.

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Head of Technical Services, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

The Lynnfield Public Library is accepting applications for the Head of Technical Services position. As part of the collaborative library leadership team, this individual will contribute to the future of the library's services and direction as we aspire to be a 21st century library.

The library is seeking a service focused, resourceful, and efficient individual with a customer-orientated approach, excellent communication skills, supervisory experience, and technology/cataloging knowledge. This person will plan, organize, direct, and manage all aspects of the Technical Services Department, including original and copy cataloging, material purchasing and acquisitions, collection selection and management, and coordination of library technology. The position includes direct public service through assisting patrons at the Reference desk.

Qualifications: MLS with 3 to 5 years cataloging experience, library supervisory experience, skill in direct service to library customers, or the equivalent with a strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of library technology, ability to deliver reports, and an understanding of public library collection trends and interest is required. The ability to exercise considerable discretion and initiative, ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and the public, flexibility, ability to handle a variety of tasks, attention to detail and excellent follow through is key. The position involves having a working knowledge of an integrated library system, bibliographic utilities, library networking practices and standards, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification, AACR2 and RDA.

Some weekend and evening hours will be required.

Salary: $24.2732 to $27.3073 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Full municipal benefits

Closing date: Initial review of applications will begin February 17th; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Holly Mercer, Director
Lynnfield Public Library
18 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
mercer@noblenet.org

Position description available on the Lynnfield Public Library website: http://www.lynnfieldlibrary.org/employment-opportunities/

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Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with demonstrated experience working in learning and/or research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with life sciences academic and research programs across Drexel University.

Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Partnerships, the Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences serves as liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff, and students of the departments of Biology and Chemistry within the College of Arts & Sciences. The Life Sciences Liaison will also work directly with the Liaison Librarian for Medicine to develop and enrich partnerships within the College of Medicine and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies. As a member of the liaison team, the Life Sciences Liaison joins colleagues in partnering with faculty and administrators to develop, implement, and assess instruction, consultation, and research support programs that advance the mission of Drexel University.

As part of the Libraries' matrix organizational structure, the Director of Data & Digital Stewardship leads liaison librarians in developing and expanding programs of research data management and data literacy. All Libraries' professional staff are expected to participate and contribute to the Libraries' strategic directions of containing costs of higher education; enhancing students' academic experience; and shaping research and scholarship.

The position will be primarily based at the W.W. Hagerty Library, with access to office hoteling on the University's health science campuses. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives and are expected to contribute to the profession through service and research activities. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich teaching, research, and scholarship in life sciences
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum to advance information and data literacy skills
  • Participate in Libraries research data management and scholarly communication initiatives, developing and delivering programs and services for data creators and consumers
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional objects and materials to guide students and faculty in information search and research
  • Provide general as well as specialized reference consultation in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum two years of professional library experience
  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in life sciences discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of life science information resources and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and current instructional techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in life sciences
  • Evidence of professional service and/or development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing or matrix organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=81927

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Publication Assistant, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library & Archives is seeking an individual with strong technical skills for a short term, part-time position to work on digital publication for our New England's Hidden Histories program. Tasks will include the creation of HTML and XML files, transferring files to a web server, and building content within our website using established tools and templates.

The initial work will require 10 hours per week, preferably in 2 or 3 shifts, for 4-6 weeks beginning in early April. Additional projects lasting up to 6 months may be offered depending on success and interest.

Required skills:

  • basic MS Office
  • Photoshop batch processing
  • oXygen or similar XML editor
  • HTML and WYSIWYG text editing (Drupal, Wordpress, etc.)
  • FTP
  • ability to read cursive handwriting
  • strong attention to detail
  • strong written communication skills

Preferred skills:

  • interest in early American history and religion
  • experience in handling archival materials
  • ability to read colonial-era handwriting
  • familiarity with colonial-era idioms and abbreviations

Submit a cover letter and resume to library director Tom Clark, tclark@14beacon.org, before March 1, 2017.

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Processing Assistant, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library & Archives is seeking to fill a part-time, grant-funded processing archivist position to work on the New England's Hidden Histories program. Currently, NEHH is working on two large-scale, digitization grant projects. This position will be assisting in the processing and digitization preparation of collections for one of these grant projects. Work will be conducted at the Phillips Library in Peabody, MA and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston. Work will be overseen by different supervisors at these locations.

This is a grant-funded, temporary position. Work will last for 6-8 weeks beginning in early April with an opportunity for extension. A background check is required for this position.

Duties

  • Process and prepare collections for digitization by a third party vendor
  • Work in multiple locations on collections held by the institution and by partnering institutions, specifically Boston and the North Shore

Required qualifications

  • Basic archival processing skills
  • Experience with MS Office suite of programs
  • Ability to read cursive
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40lbs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Desired qualifications

  • Previous experience processing 17th - and 18th -century documents
  • Previous experience on large scale digitization projects
  • Experience with colonial church shorthand
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace

Those interested in the position should submit a cover letter and resume to: Tom Clark, tclark@14beacon.org. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

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Library Project Coordinator, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Systems Librarian II - Library Project Coordinator.

Reporting to the Director, Library Systems, Library Technology Service (LTS), the Systems Librarian II - Library Project Coordinator will be a member of a high performing team charged with implementing a new library platform used by most library staff to manage the library collections of the Harvard Library. This system facilitates collections management (i.e. acquisition, description, and inventory management) and access functions (i.e. circulation, course reserves). This 18 month project is a major effort for the Harvard Library and will require a strong partnership between LTS, many Harvard Library staff, and the system vendor. The project will involve a massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows, and a comprehensive re-training program for library staff. The Systems Librarian II - Library Project Coordinator will be dedicated full time to the project and will play a key role in project coordination, under the direction of the Director. The scope of this work will include early project planning through migration and cutover (18 months), and post cutover refinement and problem resolution (6 months). 

Key responsibilities for this position include managing software implementation process (creation of user stories, tracking configuration and enhancement processes, facilitating data migration), overseeing change management and training programs, creating, maintaining and distributing project documentation, and coordinating the work of project teams for the Harvard library. 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '41656BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Call for Participation: Peer Reviewers for Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) special issue on big data

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) seeks peer reviewers for its 2017 special issue: "Governance of Digital Memories in the Era of Big Data."

This special issue will discuss ethical issues regarding institutional memories' governance in a digital context, which links to the ethics of remembering and forgetting. As we consider our developing digital culture, memory is becoming a distributed endeavor. The issue is addressed not only to "traditional" memory keepers, but also to the emerging community of social actors willing to join the debate about the importance of collective construction of memories.

If you would like to participate as a peer reviewer for this special issue, or serve as a peer reviewer for JCAS on an ongoing basis, please email the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com. Sign up by March 31.

For more information, visit elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.

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Professor, University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, Iowa City, IA

The School of Library and Information Science at The University of Iowa invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level beginning Fall 2017. We seek excellent research-oriented candidates to participate in SLIS's ALA-accredited Master's program and in at least one of the campus initiatives described below. Successful candidates must, at a minimum, have a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science or a related discipline, demonstrate scholarly research and publication appropriate for appointed rank, and be able to teach courses in the Masters' degree program. The position will involve 40% instruction (four courses per year), 40% research and 20% service responsibilities, the norm for the program.

We seek candidates with experience and interest in one or more of the following areas.  First we seek candidates in the digital humanities defined broadly. Strong candidates will have experience working with digital humanities projects and will have some aspect of the digital humanities as a primary research focus. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in teaching technology to students from humanities disciplines and with the ability to translate technical concepts into humanistic contexts. Areas of interest include database design, metadata and organization, and visual design of digital environments.

Additionally, we seek candidates who have a research focus in the area of literacies, including academic, information and digital literacies. Expertise in scholarly domains and communication are of particular interest here.

We also seek candidates who have a research focus in some combination of: information/knowledge extraction and transformation, knowledge representation and ontologies, exploratory analysis of complex knowledge spaces, data curation and provenance, and/or Semantic Web technologies. In an era of 'big data' hype, the transformation of raw data into actionable information is one of the most daunting challenges facing the emerging field of informatics. The transformation of information into inference-supporting knowledge holds equally challenging prospects for the future. In that spirit, applications with an earned Ph.D. from all relevant backgrounds are encouraged to apply. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work on data- and/or computationally-intensive problems in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary environment.

SLIS has a strong history of interdisciplinary projects and partnerships, including the Virtual Writing University, the UI Center for the Book, the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry, the Iowa Graduate Program in Informatics, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and most recently, the Public Humanities in a Digital World cluster. Virtually all faculty in SLIS have collaborative relationships with other units on campus, with such collaboration actively encouraged by both SLIS and College leadership. SLIS was one of the three primary founding departments for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics.

In addition to the MA in Library and Information Science, the School collaborates with other academic units in offering a certificate, masters and PhD in Informatics, joint degree programs with the Colleges of Law and the Center for the Book, and certificates in Book Studies and in Public Digital Humanities. Additionally, SLIS students may advance their studies through an interdisciplinary doctoral program hosted by the Graduate College.
Iowa City is a cosmopolitan city of 100,000, with excellent public schools, affordable housing, a world-class medical center and abundant cultural and recreational activities. The University has approximately 31,000 students.  The campus of 100 buildings on 900 acres is nicely situated along both banks of the Iowa River and is adjacent to the vibrant and attractive center of Iowa City.  Information about the University of Iowa, and some of its prominent research and teaching centers, can be found at: http://slis.uiowa.edu/.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu/, Requisition #70364, and include a curriculum vitae, letter of interest and contact details for three references.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Informal queries may also be directed to david-eichmann@uiowa.edu.  Women and minority candidates are especially urged to apply for this position. The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS), University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and health informatics?

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS) from other iSchool master's programs or schools of library and information science, May 30-August 18, 2017.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2017 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit https://www.si.umich.edu/research/research-experiences-masters-students. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017.

Participant benefits

  • Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend

Top priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented populations in graduate programs and/or from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

This project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15 and the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, Faculty Allies for Diversity Program.

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Research and Instruction Librarian (Temporary), Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Job Summary (Overview)
Rhode Island School of Design has a distinguished history of providing innovative leadership in art and design education. As a community, we have an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk taking. Founded in 1878, the RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Research and Instruction Librarian will work with an experienced and dedicated team of librarians to provide reference and research services to the RISD and local community. We are seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, service-oriented librarian with a generous spirit and a sense of humor.

Essential Functions/Duties

  • Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, instructing patrons in the use of the online catalog and other electronic resources.
  • Provide library instruction to RISD students using print and online resources.
  • Train and supervise student workers and work at reference desk. Review and respond to questions, as needed.

Job Qualifications Required

  • ALA accredited MLS or library experience and substantial progress toward degree.
  • 1 year+ professional experience in bibliographic instruction (art library preferred).
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, art and design related research.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in arts and related areas.
  • Background, experience, or knowledge of library technologies.

Job Qualifications Preferred
BA in Art History or Studio Art preferred.

Pre-employment Requirement
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

Hours/week and months/year
Typically 5-6 hours per day, M-F.
25 hours/week; the expected duration of this assignment is February 2017- June 2017

For more information and to apply, visit https://careers.risd.edu/postings/1473

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Call for Proposals: ALA 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants


ALA Seeks Proposals for 2017-2018 Diversity Research Grants

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity, and outreach issues within library and information science.

The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Applicants must be current ALA members. 

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research.  A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and will be expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association within the year following the completion of their research. The duration of the grant is for one year. 

A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including their current ALA membership number), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits, budget plan and timeline. 

For a complete list of the criteria, please visit: http://www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity.

Submissions should be submitted in a PDF or Word document attachment, and emailed to diversity@ala.org

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 FREE ext. 5295.

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IT/Reference Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Job Description 
Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological  development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library's consortium services via MVLC.

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software. Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology. Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference assistance to library patrons.

For full job description please go to this link: http://www.amesburyma.gov/

Requirements/Qualifications 
Qualifications
Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience.

Special Requirements:
Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Salary 
$24.60/hour, Full benefits

Contact Name Erin Matlin
Contact Email ematlin@amesburylibrary.org
Contact Phone Number (978) 388-8148

To Apply
Send or email resume and letter of application to:
Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

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Call for Papers: 2nd International Workshop on the Evaluation of Collaborative Information Retrieval and Seeking (ECol 2017)

The 2nd International Workshop on the Evaluation of Collaborative Information Retrieval and Seeking (ECol 2017)
In conjunction with the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval (CHIIR 2017)
Oslo, Norway, March 11, 2017
http://www.irit.fr/ECol2017/ <http://www.irit.fr/ECol2017/>

DEADLINE EXTENSION : February 12 2017

PROVIDED DATASETS (Social and Collaborative) : http://www.irit.fr/ECol2017/resources.php <http://www.irit.fr/ECol2017/resources.php>

You are invited to submit:

  • Abstract papers (1 page): position papers, open perspectives, or interesting discussion topics in the field are welcome. Feel free to let us know you what you would like to talk during the workshop!
  • Research papers (no longer than 4pages): both theoretical and practical research papers are welcome from both research and industrial communities addressing the main conference topic (evaluation framework), but will also consider related aspects including models, methods, techniques and, examples of CIS/CIR in theory and in practice.
  • Collection papers (no longer than 4 pages): We are also seeking papers describing test collections usable for the experimental evaluation of contributions related to CIS/CIR. The collection should be publicly available and different from previously available collections and data sets and allowing to investigate a variety of research questions that could rise from CIS/CIR challenges.

SCOPE AND TOPICS (non exhaustive list)

  • Evaluation
    • Studies on collective relevance judging.
    • Studies of collaborative behavior applicable to evaluation.
    • Simulation vs. log-studies vs. user-studies for collaborative search.
    • Evaluation of single vs. collaborative search session.
    • Novel or extended traditional evaluation measures, test collections, methodologies of operational evaluation.
    • Evaluation Concerns and Issues: Reliability, Repeatability, Reproducibility, Replicability.
  • Tasks - Exploratory search (knowledge acquisition, multi-faceted search)
    • Recommending social collaborators (experts, answerers, sympathizers)
    • Collaborative ranking on social platforms
    • Collaborative intent understanding
  • Application
    • Medical CIS/CIR
    • Legal CIS/CIR
    • E-science and digital libraries

PAPER SUBMISSION AND GUIDELINES

The submissions will be peer reviewed (double blind) and should be in the ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>). The papers should be submitted online through the EasyChair workshop submission system at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecol2017 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecol2017>. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the workshop program committee. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop to present the paper.
All accepted papers will be required to be published on ArXiv, and might be submitted elsewhere. The ECol 2017 website will however refer to the published ArXiv papers.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: (January 27 2017) extended to February 12 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 30, 2017
Camera-Ready papers due: March 3, 2017
Workshop: March 11, 2017

ORGANIZERS

Leif Azzopardi, School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow - UK (Leif.Azzopardi@glasgow.ac.uk <mailto:Leif.Azzopardi@glasgow.ac.uk>)
Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst Repository Systems - USA (jpickens@catalystsecure.com <mailto:jpickens@catalystsecure.com>)
Chirag Shah, Rutgers University - USA (chirags@rutgers.edu <mailto:chirags@rutgers.edu>)
Laure Soulier, LIP6 - Pierre and Marie Curie University, France (laure.soulier@lip6.fr <mailto:laure.soulier@lip6.fr>)
Lynda Tamine-Lechani, Paul Sabatier University - IRIT, France (Lynda.Tamine-Lechani@irit.fr <mailto:Lynda.Tamine-Lechani@irit.fr>)

For any question, send an e-mail to ecol2017@irit.fr <mailto:ecol2017@irit.fr>

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Call for Applications: Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) Conference Attendance Scholarship

Purpose and Overview

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, this scholarship enables master's candidates in ALA-accredited library and information studies programs or in archival studies to attend the next SALALM annual conference, May 20-24, 2017, hosted by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.

Who Should Apply

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.

Eligibility

Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA- accredited programs in library and information studies or in archival studies in the United States or Canada who have completed successfully at least one quarter or semester of study.

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal statement
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of reference
  • Unofficial transcripts

Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2017

Award announced: March 31, 2017

Full information and online application: salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalm-scholarship/

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Library Director, Lewiston Public Library, Lewiston, ME

Description:

The City of Lewiston, Maine seeks an innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking individual as the Library Director. The Director reports to the City Administrator and works with an advisory Board of Trustees.  The Director manages all phases of library operations and is expected to work successfully with staff, the board, city officials, and community stakeholders.  With a FTE staff of 21.2 including 12 FT personnel, the library operates 50 hours per week from a 46,000 square foot downtown facility renovated in 2005. The collection includes 160,000+ items. The current annual budget is approximately $1,323,000.

Requirements:

A Master's degree in library science; five years of public library experience, including three years in an administrative or management position with responsibility for budget management; and knowledge of and experience with current technologies applicable to public libraries. 

Skill Set Desired:

The ideal candidate will be a supportive and collaborative manager who can work with stakeholders to meet local needs and develop short and long-term work and strategic plans; a great communicator with excellent written and verbal skills able to reach a variety of audiences in a diverse community; possess a demonstrated knowledge of library materials and resources, an understanding of and experience with public library collection development practices, including evidence-based approaches; an effective spokesperson and advocate for the library; and someone who can creatively plan and implement library programs and forums.

Salary and benefits

The salary range is $64,097 to $91,865 annually, DOQ. Comprehensive benefits package available.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by March 1, 2017 via email to Stacy Ridley sridley@LewistonMaine.gov  in the City of Lewiston's Human Resources Office.

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Collections Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Special Collections Description & Access Department at the Ohio State University Libraries is seeking applicants. This position will work as a highly collaborative team on a 2-year project to:

  • migrate existing archival collection description from a variety of legacy sources to Archivists' Toolkit
  • review the physical contents of these collections to ensure the description accurately aligns with physical holdings and revise/create/etc. description as needed (including performing MPLP-appropriate lite processing, where needed, to address inaccuracies)
  • publish finding aids for all collections worked on, thus allowing for independent research discovery of many of these collections for the first time 

This will be a fast-paced, highly collaborative project requiring lots of problem-solving and attention to detail; anyone with a solid knowledge of and experience in the best practices for archival arrangement and description and an interest in working on a challenging, team-oriented project is encourage to apply.  All postings are open now through 2/12/2017.

Summary of Duties

Working on a project team under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager and in close collaboration with the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, this position is responsible for performing activities to improve intellectual control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL); reviews existing archival collections metadata in many formats (EADMARC, multiple databases, PDFHTML, Word, Excel, etc.), evaluates integrity of data and determines strategies for migrating data to Archivists' Toolkit; performs all production tasks involved in migrating collections data, including many repetitive tasks and workflows, with a high degree of concentration and accuracy; reformats metadata as necessary for successful transfer between systems, via Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) methods such as SQL queries, complex spreadsheet manipulations, shell scripting, or XML transformations; reviews metadata for compliance with Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and the OSUL guidelines for archival description, identifies when revisions are necessary and performs or oversees revisions; exports EAD records from AT for all collections and follows existing workflow to upload and publish completed finding aids to the OSUL website; collaborates daily with the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator to identify when metadata revisions will impact physical collection materials and ensures that description is updated accurately in conjunction with any physical collection maintenance; creates or assists in the creation of archival description for materials lacking description, as identified by project team members; searches OSUL's ILS (III Sierra) for companion catalog records for each archival collection, updates or creates catalog records in MARC as needed and ensures that description in finding aids corresponds appropriately with companion catalog records; works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, members of the OSUL?s Applications Development & Support Department, and directly with 3-5 additional team members involved in this project; consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate; may perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's or education/experience equivalent; considerable experience writing and editing archival description in EAD and following DACS, with thorough knowledge of EAD and DACS rules; experience processing archival collections, including experience processing collections of various sizes, formats, and complexities; applied experience performing successful transformations with archival metadata, using processes such as SQL queries, shell scripting, XML transformations, or complex spreadsheet manipulation; prior experience using an archival collection management system, particularly Archivists Toolkit; prior experience creating and editing MARC records for archival collections; solid knowledge of professional archival standards and practices; ability to communicate this information effectively; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; aptitude for solving complex problems efficiently; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications

3-5 years' experience writing and editing archival description in EAD; experience in project management or workflow development/documentation; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75905

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Metadata Coordinator, University of Ohio, Columbus, OH

The Special Collections Description & Access Department at the Ohio State University Libraries is seeking applicants.  This positions will work as a highly collaborative team on a 2-year project to:

  • migrate existing archival collection description from a variety of legacy sources to Archivists' Toolkit
  • review the physical contents of these collections to ensure the description accurately aligns with physical holdings and revise/create/etc. description as needed (including performing MPLP-appropriate lite processing, where needed, to address inaccuracies)
  • publish finding aids for all collections worked on, thus allowing for independent research discovery of many of these collections for the first time 

This will be a fast-paced, highly collaborative project requiring lots of problem-solving and attention to detail; anyone with a solid knowledge of and experience in the best practices for archival arrangement and description and an interest in working on a challenging, team-oriented project is encourage to apply.  All postings are open now through 2/12/2017.

Summary of Duties

Term appointment for two years. Working on a project team under the direction of the Special Collections Processing Manager and in close collaboration with the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator, this position is responsible for supervising and performing activities to improve intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). Reviews all existing description for designated archival collections and all physical materials associated with each collection; compares description to physical contents and makes any necessary revisions, additions, or deletions according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and OSUL?s description guidelines. Following the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model, identifies collections that may be candidates for minimal processing during the course of the project; may perform or oversee processing activities if processing is approved for selected collections. Ensures containers are labeled correctly and verifies that container shelving locations have been recorded in all appropriate systems. Assists in leading on-going shelf reads and other location maintenance projects. Supervises one full-time project staff member and several student assistants, assigning and reviewing all of their work activities. Collaborates daily with the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator to ensure that description of collections worked on by the project team are recorded accurately in Archivists' Toolkit and OSUL?s ILS (III Sierra), with finding aids for collections published to the OSUL website. Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Processing Manager, in consultation with the Head of Special Collections Description & Access, and in daily collaboration with 3-5 additional team members involved in this project. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's or education/experience equivalent; considerable experience writing and editing archival description following DACS, with thorough knowledge of DACS rules; diverse experience processing archival collections, including experience processing collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; experience processing collections according to MPLP guidelines with strong comprehension of MPLP principles; solid knowledge of professional archival standards and practices; ability to communicate this information effectively; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment as a member of a team project; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired Qualifications:

3-5 years' experience processing and describing archival materials following archival best practices; prior supervisory experience (particularly supervision of archival arrangement and description activities); experience in project management or workflow development/documentation; experience writing and editing EAD and MARC; experience using an archival collection management system; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75908

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Special Collections Project Assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Special Collections Description & Access Department at the Ohio State University Libraries is seeking applicants.  This positions will work as a highly collaborative team on a 2-year project to:

  • migrate existing archival collection description from a variety of legacy sources to Archivists' Toolkit
  • review the physical contents of these collections to ensure the description accurately aligns with physical holdings and revise/create/etc. description as needed (including performing MPLP-appropriate lite processing, where needed, to address inaccuracies)
  • publish finding aids for all collections worked on, thus allowing for independent research discovery of many of these collections for the first time 

This will be a fast-paced, highly collaborative project requiring lots of problem-solving and attention to detail; anyone with a solid knowledge of and experience in the best practices for archival arrangement and description and an interest in working on a challenging, team-oriented project is encourage to apply.  All postings are open now through 2/12/2017.

Summary of Duties

Term-appointment for two years. Assists with various projects to improve intellectual and physical control over and access to special collections materials held at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL). Under the supervision of the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, reviews all existing description for designated archival collections and all physical materials associated with each collection; compares description to physical contents and makes any necessary revisions, additions, or deletions according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and OSUL's description guidelines. Following the More Product, Less Process (MPLP) model, performs clean-up activities on archival collections, including re-housing collections and other light processing activities. May assist with in-process physical inventory management projects. All projects will heavily utilize Archivists' Toolkit and other computer-based metadata management tools in use by OSUL. Works under the general supervision of the Special Collections Migration Project Collections Coordinator, in consultation with the Special Collections Processing Manager and the Special Collections Migration Project Metadata Coordinator. Consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. May perform other duties as assigned. STANDARDLANGUAGE - Please be aware that travel reimbursement and relocation assistance will not be offered with this position.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent education/experience; minimum of one years' experience writing and editing archival description following DACS, with thorough knowledge of DACS rules; minimum of one years' experience processing archival collections; strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; works in archival storage conditions where temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

Desired Qualifications

Experience processing collections according to MPLP guidelines; experience creating and editing EAD (Encoded Archival Description); experience using an archival collection management system; previous experience working in a collaborative archival setting.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75850

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Web & Discovery Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.


Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The librarian in this service-oriented position develops and enhances all library user interfaces. This includes the library's website and blog as well as our Primo discovery service. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will be part of a creative and forward-looking team and will participate in new library initiatives such as configuring and customizing the Collection landing page for our digital resources and the user interfaces for journals published in the library's instance of Open Journal Systems. This librarian will lead the library's usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces.  This librarian also assists in administering core library systems such as the Alma library services platform.  The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will provide quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, and various content management systems.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying library interfaces.
  • Improves discoverability and user experience through Primo backend configuration.
  • Works on discovery system integration with third party systems.
  • Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies.
  • Coordinates workflows, sets guidelines, and ensures that the libraries' web presence is accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible.
  • Explores, recommends, and adopts standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods, and applications to deliver a robust and reliable online experience for all library users.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all interfaces and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Coordinates library relationships with information technology vendors and reports issues/problems.
  • Works to seamlessly integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system.
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Assists in configuring and managing library authentication systems.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Works with LSDS and CITS staff to maintain operational and administrative support for the library's Linux and Windows server environments.
  • Participates in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as needed.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • Serves as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service.
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • Participates in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned. 

 

 
Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:  Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as Javascript and PHP.
  • Ability and willingness to develop workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies.
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical staff and patrons. 
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting an Integrated Library System (ILS)/Library Management Platform and/or discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

 

 Additional Information:

WORKING JOB TITLE: Web and Discovery Services Digital Services Librarian           

Department: Library: Systems Digital Services Librarian Digital                                   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT Faculty Federation                           

EEO Status:  3.4  Job Code:  243

FLSA Status: Exempt                             

Annual Salary: Assistant Librarian  $55,330
                          Associate Librarian $64,796

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin February 28, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=80605&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1485788140795

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.


Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. Manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. Works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. Collaborates with Library Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects. Serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages daily work of the cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff.
  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity, including records contributed by the UMass Dartmouth School of Law librarians.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources.
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core).
  • Works with Library Systems & Digital Services (LSDS) in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema.
  • Performs global data changes as necessary in Alma in collaboration with LSDS.
  • Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma.
  • Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department.
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems including Primo, Drupal, Fedora, Omeka and other content management systems in collaboration with LSDS and Archives & Special Collections.
  • Participates in development of library's discovery service (currently Ex Libris Primo).
  • Leads and participates in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; works closely with LSDS in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for collection weeding projects.
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies.
  • Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging.
  • Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections, UMass Law.
  • May manage Federal Government Depository Library Program.
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience with academic library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. 
  • Previous experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion.
  • Previous experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Previous experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Demonstrated and effective problem-solving skills.
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel).
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines.
  • Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections.
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience.

Additional Information:

DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs

DEPARTMENT:  Library

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT Faculty Federation                 

EEO Status:  3.4       Job Code: 243

FLSA Status:  Exempt                       

Reports To:  Associate Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata Services

Supervises: Library support staff and student personnel

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:

  • Assistant Librarian  $55,330
  • Associate Librarian $64,796

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin January 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79801&CNTRNO=1&TSTMP=1485788140795

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Online Services & Digital Application Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Online Services and Digital Applications (OSDA) Librarian is responsible for coordinating the development of a seamless experience that strives to meet user needs and expectations for all interfaces to the library's systems and services. The OSDA Librarian collaborates in the planning, designing, programming, and/or adapting new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. This librarian applies an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of library services to the development and assessment of library technology and system interfaces. The OSDA librarian will develop and maintain the library's web presence, including the library's website and the user facing interfaces of all of the library's online platforms and system services.  The OSDA librarian assists in administering core library systems including the library's uni?ed resource management system, Alma, and the search and discovery platform, Primo, as well as other key applications (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Fedora, etc.). As a member of the LSDS division, this librarian provides quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within the library. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, the library's section of the UMassD campus portal, and the UMassD learning management system's components.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all systems and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying online library interfaces.
  • Coordinates library web content updates and develops web-based tools and forms to meet changing library services requirements.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation, and management of content management systems (CMS) and platforms such as Drupal, Wordpress, Omeka, and Fedora. Includes responsibility for configuration and user support.
  • Works closely with the LSDS librarian and library staff to develop the library's web style guide, web presence policies, and branding guidelines.
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Conducts regular analytic related to web system platforms, identifies opportunities for improvement, and develops usage and other statistical reports.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and the library's Digital Services Group to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Collaborates with LSDS colleagues and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to enhance user experience through improved resource discoverability.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and subject librarians to analyze needs, identify opportunities, and develop specifications for enhancements to library search and discovery systems.
  • Assists in configuring and managing library authentication systems and processes for all systems and resources.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support to library sta? for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Works with LSDS and CITS staff to maintain operational and administrative support for the library's linux and windows server environments.
  • Participates actively in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as requested.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • Serves as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Previous (over one year) experience in the design, development, and/or management of web interfaces.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated pro?ciency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools.
  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as Javascript and PHP
  • Ability and willingness to develop work?ows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding of library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical sta? and patrons.
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting an Integrated Library System (ILS)/Library Management Platform and/or discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Familiarity with the technical applications and strategies used to enhance the discover ability of library and digital collections.
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).


Additional Information:

DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE: Online Services & Digital Applications Librarian    

DEPARTMENT: Library Systems

Bargaining Unit Status:  AFT                                                                              

EEO Status:  3.4     

Job Code: 243   

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Division Head, Library Systems & Digital Services

Supervises: Student personnel

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references. https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E82CE2946BE3D3A613E880C81A4459D6?JOBID=76185&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=1485788140795

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e-Resources Licensing Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Description: The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking an innovative professional to fill the position of Electronic Resources Licensing Coordinator. The individual in this position will serve as an integral member of the Acquisitions Department (Content & Access Division) with a focus on managing the licensing of electronic resources workflows in the unit; reporting to the Electronic Resources Officer, the successful candidate will oversee the licensing process, including reviewing and negotiating licenses for new and continuing electronic resources; rposition works collaboratively across OSU
departments, including Legal Affairs, and liaises with vendors in the development of acceptable agreements.

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; 2+ years of experience in the areas of licensing or contracts; knowledge of electronic resources such as online journals, databases, electronic books, streaming media, etc; knowledge of legal terminology in the areas of licensing or contracts; ability to manage projects and perform complex problem solving; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to complete complex tasks; aptitude for learning new technologies or software.

Desired qualifications: Experience negotiating license agreements for electronic resources or similar products; experience working with document management systems and/or library management systems.

Please apply online at: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/75906 from January 14, 2017 through February 12, 2017

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Business Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a confident, imaginative and passionate business librarian committed to partnering with a top business school to transform and integrate business intelligence into the curriculum in very innovative, non-traditional ways. The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School's faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through highly customized and personalized consultations, outreach, marketing, creative instruction, and successful digital learning experiences.

Position Duties
This individual will assume several liaison roles with the Goizueta Business School: 
1) area liaison with the Information, Science and Operations Management (ISOM) faculty, responsible for building partnerships, evaluating and growing relevant collections, developing in-person and digital instruction and learning experiences for courses; 
2) liaison for the Undergraduate Business Program (BBA), responsible for identifying opportunities to collaborate with the BBA Program Dean and staff, and engaging with the BBA students in innovative and creative ways; this includes partnering with the BBA Career Management Center's (CMC) towards developing programs around internship and job interview research preparation, and assuming the lead role for the Business Library's BBA Business Essentials Workshops. 
In addition, this individual will take the lead on several of the Business School's industry concentrations and be the GBL representative on some Emory Libraries' collection management working groups. 

As an active member of a highly collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services in support of all of the Business Library's target customers (e.g. students across all Programs, Faculty, Staff, and GBS Alumni). These responsibilities include: Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes and providing in-person and online consultation and reference services; during the Fall and Spring semesters, this individual will maintain a weekly evening desk schedule and work two-three Saturday and Sunday desks per semester; throughout the year, she/he will additionally be expected to participate in other evening and weekend events and activities. All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative strategy which positions the business librarians to be present both physically in the Goizueta Business Library and Business School and virtually in the multiple digital spaces in which the students and faculty engage.

A commitment to involvement in Goizueta Business School, Emory Libraries, and University-wide committees and activities, and demonstrated commitment to professional organizations and professional development activities is also expected.

Competencies: A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics and experiences:
  • Demonstrated experience teaching business intelligence classes and consultations across both BBA and MBA communities.
  • Demonstrated interest working with undergraduate business students, and an innovative, non-traditional mindset that embraces what success looks like for business students and future business leaders.
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Marketline, SimplyMap, Business Source Complete, EconLit and Science Direct.
  • Strong commitment to a customer-centered service model that is anticipates and is responsive to the distinctive needs of Business School faculty, students, and alumni
  • Familiarity with assessment implementation and analysis in support of setting strategy and ensuring on-going alignment with core customers.
  • Preference for participating in a team-based, highly collaborative work environment
  • Embraces challenges and risks as exciting opportunities for change and improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in data analysis and data visualization, including use of tools such as Tableau, Excel, Google Analytics.
Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and professional experience in a business academic or business information setting OR experience working in the relevant business field.
  • Two to five years of professional experience in a business academic setting or experience working in a corporate or other type of business environment is preferred.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, stakeholders, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge using and teaching commercial and academic business databases relevant for this position's area (i.e. marketing finance).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as Thomson ONE, Factiva, EIU, Euromonitor's Passport, and Science Direct.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and comfort using range of technologies, including computers and mobile devices and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in relevant subject disciplines.
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with project parameters.
  • Willingness and availability to work regular weekday evening and weekend schedules
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
  • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and professional school environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to a customer centered service model that is responsive to and anticipates the distinctive needs of faculty, students and alumni.
  • Enthusiasm for participating in a team based collaborative work environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic business libraries, higher education, and professional business schools.
  • Embraces challenges as exciting opportunities for change and improvement.

General Information
Professional librarians at Emory Libraries are 12-month faculty-equivalent positions evaluated annually with assigned ranks renewable for 3 or 5 years based on experience and background. Appropriate professional leave and funding is provided. Depending on educational credentials and position, librarians may be considered for a shared/dual appointment between the library and academic department as a faculty member.

Librarian appointees at Emory generally have educational credentials and professional backgrounds with academic library experience and/or disciplinary knowledge and demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning, professional engagement and involvement, research and scholarship, creativity, innovation, and flexibility. Such backgrounds will normally include a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program AND/OR a discipline-specific master's OR doctoral degree. In addition to professional competence and service within the library in the primary job assignment, advancement and/or appointment renewal requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library and scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions. 

Emory provides an extremely competitive fringe benefit plan that includes personal leave, holiday pay, medical and dental plans, life insurance, courtesy scholarships, and tuition reimbursement just to name a few. For a full list of benefit programs, please go to http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/.

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=68710br

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor. 

Candidates applying by February 28, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  

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Adult Services/Technology Assistant, Medfield Public Library, Medfield, MA

The Medfield Public Library, located in a suburb of Boston, has an exciting new position to fill!  We will be opening our new Makerspace this spring and need someone who is adept in technology and interested in  the maker culture to join our team. Responsibilities will include developing and managing the Makerspace, reference desk coverage, and conducting one-on-one and group classes. 
This is a 15 hour/week position and will require one Sunday per month and an evening shift.

Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of computers, including  Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and email; 
knowledge of electronic databases and the Internet; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in  writing; ability to multi-task. Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, and be at ease with interruptions. Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the general public on a daily basis; and enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner. Exhibits a passion for working with new technologies and finding innovative ways of sharing them with patrons. 
Experience with 3D modeling, rendering and printing, coding and other Maker technologies preferred.

Graduate students urged to apply.

Salary

$19.53-$24.41 per hour

Closing Date

February 6, 2017

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Kristen Chin, Library Director, at kchin@minlib.net.

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Investment Research Intern, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com

This internship will be located in our Boston office.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Support 2017 Subscriptions Management and InfoCenter Operations projects:

  • Conduct annual inventory audit of Directory's and core industry sources
  • Identify missing items and manage Claiming process with Vendors
  • Complete change management tickets/modify online catalog records
  • Project will culminate with a report out of recommendations and findings

2. Conduct annual archive duties for the Counterparty Research InfoCenter

  • Identify documents for archiving
  • Record process items in archive system
  • Eliminate materials that are past retention
  • Maintain a database of financial information covering over 1,500 US and foreign companies

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Graduate-level Library Science Program
  • Experience using MS-Office Suite, including Outlook and Excel
  • Advanced MS Excel experience for data analysis activity and visual charting
  • Experience using an integrated library system such as EOS, Sydney Plus, or Sirsi/Dynix
  • Knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume to mollie.wasser@fmr.com

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Technology Librarian (Part-Time), Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director

HOURS: 20-25 Hours/week

STARTING PAY: $14.25/hour

QUALIFICATIONS: The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate flexibility and good judgement under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. Some Saturday and evening hours are also required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work routine circulation desk shifts
  • Install and update software under the direction of IT Specialist
  • Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide tech training to patrons and staff
  • Keep library Web site content current
  • Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff
  • Create promotional material for library events
  • Oversee copier maintenance schedule

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position open until filled.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Diane Lynch, Director
Pease Public Library
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, N.H. 03264
Or email to dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

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Youth Services Librarian, Washington County, Hillsboro, OR

58,740.60 - $71,385.96
Are you passionate about your vocation and the contributions you make on a day-to-day basis? Do you enjoy empowering and motivating young people; and promoting and nurturing reading? Are you skilled at designing and providing engaging activities that help youth develop their creativity, interests and talents? If so, this may be the next step in your career path.

As the Youth Services Librarian for our West Slope Community Library, you will have the exciting opportunity to develop youth services, as well as work collaboratively with youth services staff in other public libraries in Washington County, Oregon. Your contributions will be invaluable in implementing a progressive vision of services to youth.

Required Training and Experience:
Successful candidates will possess a Master's level education in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association (ALA) program or related field; and two years of recent and relevant professional level library experience providing youth services. Extensive experience in a professional level librarian position may substitute for the degree requirements.
Application period: January 28, 2017 - February 12, 2017
For more detailed information and to apply on-line, please visit our jobs page at www.washcojobs.org

We offer a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within our local government agency provides daily opportunities to serve, build and sustain communities now and into the future. Washington County is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce representing the rich diversity in our region. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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Digital Imaging Technician, The Digital Ark Corp., Boston, MA

The Digital Ark, Corp., a Providence-based digital archiving and media development firm specializing in preserving, stewarding, and sharing historic collections, is partnering with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (ISGM) for an IMLS grant-funded on-site digitization project beginning May 1, 2017. The team is seeking current students or recent graduates with the ability to make a commitment for up to 4-6 months. There are 2 - 3 paid, part-time positions available. Each position is for 2 - 3 days per week with flexible hours and days (within Monday through Friday, 9 to 6 schedule). Digitization will be completed on-site at ISGM in Boston. Prior to digitization, training will be provided both online and at TDAC's studios in Providence for 1-2 weeks.

Working under the supervision of The Digital Ark staff and the ISGM Archives Staff, the selected candidates will participate in digitizing approximately 6,000 manuscripts (for an estimated total of 52,800 digital images) in the ISGM's archival collection. The digitization process involves expertise in handling archival materials, the ability to maintain a high level of organization without compromising efficiency/speed, knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn new software and equipment, and a sharp eye for detail and digital image quality.

Requirements: 
  • Current student or recent graduate from MLIS program, with preference for students in the Cultural Heritage or Archives tracks
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to learn new software quickly and creatively problem solve on the fly
  • Knowledge of/experience in the careful and sensitive handling of fragile and rare special collections
Preferred:
  • Background or familiarity with digital photography equipment and software such as Adobe Lightroom, Capture One
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro and Mac OS
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and desired hourly pay rate to:  jobs@thedigitalark.com

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Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: In the fall of 2017, Yale's thirteenth and fourteenth residential colleges, the first to be built in over 50 years, will open to new students. This is the first wave of a significant expansion of Yale College, in which the size of the undergraduate student body will increase by 15%. The Yale University Library (YUL) seeks a committed and energetic librarian to support this expansion by serving the teaching and research needs of faculty and undergraduates in the College. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and participate in general research education and outreach programs aimed at undergraduates, particularly first- and second-year students. 

The Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and oversee selected general research education programs, including freshman writing seminars and research support workshops, in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as library programming for other groups such as the Yale Young Global Scholars and Freshman Scholars. The librarian will work with faculty and Directors of Undergraduate Studies to design library research education programs for undergraduates, and will coordinate outreach and research education programming for Yale's residential colleges, cultural houses and other groups (e.g. first-generation college students, athletes, and international students). The incumbent will be an active participant in the Library's signature Personal Librarian program, and will work collaboratively with other YUL units to design education and outreach programming for undergraduates. Will oversee outreach aimed at undergraduates via social media and other methods, and develop strategies for marketing library services and programs. Will work with the Assessment Librarian to develop tools that evaluate and analyze undergraduate programs, develop strategies for improvement in services and research education, and oversee the Student Library Advisory Council. Will oversee Bass Library's teaching classrooms. Will serve on various library committees, and actively participate in local, regional and/or national professional organizations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellence and innovation in the teaching of undergraduates. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple units and academic departments with all levels of students, faculty and staff. Successful history of meeting high-level service expectations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. 
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems and to make decisions. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, within a diverse, complex, and rapidly changing organization. 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 1 year of professional experience in an academic library, with teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience with library and research support for diverse student populations, including first-generation college students. Familiarity with web design tools and principles, responsive design and accessibility best practices. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 41377BR.

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Cataloging and Curatorial Assistant, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an organized, detail oriented cataloging and curatorial assistant to work with our library and museum collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create original analog and digital catalog records for archival, manuscript, and graphic collections and museum items.
  • Inventory museum and graphic collections and the John Brown House Museum and the Museum of Work and Culture.
  • Retrieve materials from the stacks for patrons during regular hours at the Robinson Research Center.
  • Shelve materials from the closed stacks and in the Reading Room.
  • Provide staffing coverage for the Reading Room as assigned (lunch shifts, staff absences, etc.).
  • Collect, download, and archive environmental datalogger files. Notify Librarian Registrar, and/or Director of Collections to environmental anomalies.
  • Process and complete patron copy orders.
  • Work with the Director of Collections, Digital Imaging Specialist, Interns, and other staff as appropriate.
  • Attends workshops and professional conferences when they are offered with the approval of the Director of Collections.

This position reports to the Registrar. Reading Room responsibilities are coordinated by Robinson Research Center Coordinator.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree required. Demonstrated proficiency working with computers, with work-related MS Office Suite experience, including Word and Excel required. Experience with database management programs required. Cataloging experience strongly preferred. Familiarity with call numbers, Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings, and other classification systems strongly desired. Strong organizational skills, problem solving, and excellent written and verbal communication skills essential. Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds, reach overhead to retrieve and return materials, climb several flights of stairs throughout the day, and move/handle objects and material with care.

Schedule:

37.5 hours/week. Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of every month.

Annual Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Health care insurance, single plan after thirty (30) days of employment. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty four (24) months of employment. Sick time and vacation time.

EEO Statement:

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

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and three references contacts to jobs@rihs.org with Cataloger/Curatorial Assistant in the subject line. Deadline for applications: 11:59pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017. No phone calls please.

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Research Services Summer Intern, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com

This internship will be located in our Boston office, working within our Research Services team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research requests from investment professionals sourcing data and information
  • Learn and use a variety of electronic and hard copy data sources including Factiva, FactSet, Haver Analystics, etc.
  • Collaborate to organize datasets in Excel and create visualizations
  • Catalog industry and company surveys in internal electronic database
  • Independently oversee a project to update and file paperwork from external research firms

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Graduate-level Library Science Program
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel
  • Motivated to learn new skills and software programs quickly
  • Interest in financial services
  • Inquisitive mind and excited for research challenges
  • Self-motivated, strong analytical skills and ability to pay close attention to detail

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume to mollie.wasser@fmr.com

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Circulation Supervisor (Part-time), Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking a part-time Library Assistant for Geisel Library.  This is an academic year position (32 weeks per year), working on Monday and Thursday nights (4:30pm-12:00am) and Saturday days (9:45am-6:00pm) for a total of approximately 21.75 hours per week.

Job Duties

This position is responsible for supervising all Circulation Desk operations during assigned night and weekend hours. This position performs a variety of duties that include: checking out library materials using an automated library circulation and security system, maintaining borrowing records, supervising student assistants, aiding patrons with photocopying and printing, maintenance of the library collection including shelving books and shelf reading, assisting with the security of users and collections, closing the library, and other projects as assigned. Throughout the academic year additional weekday and weekend hours may be possible. Cross training will be performed to allow fill-in coverage for the supervision of Periodicals Information Desk operations.

Required Skills

  • Reliable, hard-working, and able to work independently
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to assist in occasional coverage of other shifts
  • Proven history of working in a team environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated capacity for embracing change and new initiatives, programs, and services
  • Strong office and computer skills
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Required Experience

Requirements include an Associate degree plus 1-2 years of relevant experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Experience

  • Supervisory experience
  • Library Circulation Desk experience
  • Experience working with automated library computer systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Position Type: Part-time 

To Apply: Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities (http://www.anselm.edu/Faculty-and-Staff/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.htm) page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

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Communications Dean's Fellow, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Start Date: ASAP

General Administrative Duties

Assist the Administrative Assistant II and Interim Operations Manager, with any and all administrative duties as they may arise.  

Triage requests from students, faculty and external parties and relay to the Administrative Assistant II and Interim Operations Manager.

The Dean's Fellow will be supervised by the Administrative Assistant II and Interim Operations Manager, but in addition will have responsibilities for the following tasks and projects:

 Ongoing Departmental Projects

  • Internship Program: Maintain database and tracking system for Communications-related internship opportunities.  Assists Internship Coordinator with editing and distributing necessary materials.
  • Program Promotion: Develop a departmental Social Media Strategy and implement: maintain social media presence including departmental Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Channel, etc., as well as links to departmental events and course trailers. These channels currently exist, but need to be kept current. 
  • CommNotes: Produce bi-weekly Department of Communications newsletter to 400 + current student population. Our departmental newsletter, CommNotes updates students on events around the college and in the department, internship and job opportunities, faculty and student achievements, etc. The template for this exists and the Dean's Fellow would be charged with content development and distribution. 
  • Alumnae Communications and Database: Maintain and update existing database (designed and previously updated by the former Lab Manager) and alumnae communications, especially regarding developments and opportunities related to the launch of the new on-line MSC.
  • Event planning: Serve as event planner/point of contact for spring departmental events including book signing for Kristin Scott, and Lambda Pi Eta, National Communications Honors Society Induction. 
  • CommWorks. [CommWorks has been under the purview of the Assistant Lab Manager for the last 8 years.] The event planning for this event is a labor intensive effort that includes working closely with the faculty coordinator and student designer, and the entire department  to oversee all aspects of the event, including:
    • supervise students,
    • collect, organize, and hang work,
    • support student effort to create collateral materials to advertise event,
    • outreach to larger Simmons community and alumane,
    • arrange food
    • arrange for work to be removed
    • create work labels
    • oversee and organize awards ceremony, etc.
    • prepare labs in kiosk style for media viewing
  • Department Portfolio Website
    • Responsible for maintaining and updating Department of Communications Website, including program and concentration pages.
    • Works closely with faculty to update design and information architecture in conjunction with Webmaster to redeploy the Wordpress based Communications Portfolio site (which has been off line since the recent web redesign)
    • Organize and support faculty, and accumulate, upload and update student work for portfolio site.
    • Manage Google Drive folders for student work

 Please contact Ellen Grabiner at ellen.grabiner@simmons.edu if you are interested.

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Contract Book Cataloger, The Trustees, Sharon, MA

Summary of Position:

The Book Cataloger will be responsible for updating and/or creating records in Past Perfect, The Trustees museum collection software. The books to be cataloged are a part of the nearly 3,000 volume book collection of the Old Manse. The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark, was a focal point in Concord Massachusetts' cultural, political, theological, literary, and social development during the 18th and 19th centuries. The books represent the remarkable intellectual pursuits of the inhabitants of the house over many generations. To help care for this collection The Trustees received an IMLS Museums for America grant to support work on this collection, in the hopes of re-invigorating interpretation of the site, and allow visitors and researchers improved access to the house's collection.

The Book Cataloger will be overseen by Senior Curator and the Head Archivist. The Digital Archivist will also be reviewing the records that will be shared online. While initially, this position may require reporting to work at the ARC in Sharon, MA, there is the possibility of working remotely. This is a part-time position that we hope to begin in February, 2017 and have completed by April 1st, 2017.

Essential Functions:

  • Enhance the current catalog records to include the physical description, Library of Congress subject headings, and names of people, as well as any other essential information.
  • With the guidance of the Head Archivist, identify books that would be worth adding to the WorldCat online catalog.
  • Prepare complete MARC records for items identified for WorldCat inclusion and assist The Trustees through the submission process.
  • Check a select number of books against other institutions' holdings for rarity.
  • Work with Trustees staff to identify books that will return to the Old Manse.
  • Implement common book cataloging standards and procedures as specified by the Society of American Archivists, the American Library Association, Library of Congress, and other nationally recognized authorities.

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Current enrollment or completion of Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-
accredited institution (or equivalent advanced degree).

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current principles and methods of book and rare manuscript cataloging, arrangement, description, procedures including best practices for metadata creation.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience cataloging books, preferably using MARC standards.
  • Experience contributing records to WorldCat preferred. Demonstrated ability to work well with a team of diverse professionals to produce a high quality outcome on time.
  • A proven, passionate commitment to the values, mission and purposes represented by The Trustees of Reservations.
  • Ability to work efficiently and meticulously.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Experience with archival or records management software. (Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum software is a plus.)
  • Knowledge of and experience e with the proper care and handling of fragile books and materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work remotely.

Other:

While performing the duties of this job, the Book Cataloger may be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted, carry large books, and climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders.

Organizational Relationships/Scope:

The Book Cataloger reports to the Senior Curator and Head Archivist. Scope of the project is 180 hours over a 3 month period.

Contact:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a resume and salary requirements to Senior Curator, Christie Jackson, or Head Archivist, Nicole Lapenta , The Trustees of Reservations, 396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067 or email to cjackson@thetrustees.org or nlapenta@thetrustees.org. No phone calls please.

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Call for Papers: SCST 2017: 2nd Workshop on Supporting Complex Search Tasks

http://humanities.uva.nl/~mkoolen1/SCST17/

Oslo, Norway (co-located with CHIIR 2017)

March 11, 2017

Description & Objectives

One of the current challenges in information access is supporting complex search tasks. A user's understanding of the information need and the overall task develops as he or she interacts with the system. Supporting the various stages of this task involves many aspects of the system, e.g. interface features, presentation of information, retrieving and ranking.

The Supporting Complex Search Tasks workshop (SCST 2017) aims at creating and fostering an interdisciplinary forum where researchers can exchange ideas about alternative experiments and prototypes, and contribute to the development of a research agenda in supporting complex search tasks.

Topics of interest

We invite position papers addressing open research questions related to:

  • Context: What are the obvious use cases and applications of complex search?
  • Tasks: What are essential features of work tasks and search tasks to take into account?
  • Heterogeneous sources: With a multitude of information, varying from introductory to specialized, and from authoritative to speculative or opinionated, when to show what sources of information?
  • Search process: How does the information seeking process evolve and what are relevant differences between different stages?
  • UI/UX: What affordances are required and in what stage of the search process? How can we make the search process transparent to the user? How and when does the initiative shift between system and user?
  • Evaluation: How do we evaluate and compare approaches? Which measures should be taken into account?

Format

This is a workshop proper where discussion is central, and all attendees are active participants. We will start the workshop with a full round of introductions of all participants, making everyone feel welcome and part of the workshop. Then, the workshop continues with two short keynotes by keynote from academia to be confirmed and keynote from industry to be confirmed to set the stage and ensure all attendees are on the same page.

Next, we will have presentations of contributed papers, with each paper getting a 1-minute boaster and a poster presentation in an interactive poster session.

There will be 3-4 breakout groups seeded from the open research questions (see Goals) and the contributed papers, each group thoroughly prepared by a chair who guides the discussion, with examples from relevant IR evaluation campaigns such as the TREC Session and Tasks Tracks and the SBS Interactive and Suggestion Tracks, and from concrete examples of complex support systems with their UX and UI challenges. The breakout groups will report to the audience and a panel of experts, with continued discussion on what we learned, concrete plans for the next year, and a roadmap for the longer term.

The discussion will continue during a social event, where the discussion will continue in a more informal way over food and drinks, deep into the Oslo night. The organizers have gained a proud reputation for their open and inclusive workshops, leading to new research collaborations, other workshops, and new evaluation tracks.

The results will be disseminated in various ways:

  • A high quality, peer reviewed workshop proceedings, published in the CEUR  workshop proceedings series (http://ceur-ws.org/).
  • A report on the results of the workshop in the ACM SIGIR Forum of June 2017.
  • Depending on the outcome, we will consider a special issue in an appropriate journal.
  • Last, but not least, the results can be fed into the running tracks at TREC, CLEF, and other evaluation campaigns

Audience

The workshop will bring together a varied group of researchers bridging CHI and IR in a natural way?with experience covering both user- and system-centered approaches, to work together on the problem and potential solutions, and identify the barriers to success and work on ways of addressing them.

Authors can submit both research and position papers. Papers can be 2+1 pages max., with 2 pages of narrative text and an additional page for tables/figures/notes/references. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind review process.

Important dates

  • EXTENDED Paper submission deadline: February 6, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: March 1, 2017
  • SCST 2017 Workshop: March 11, 2017




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Organizers
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* Nick Belkin (Rutgers University)
* Toine Bogers (Aalborg University Copenhagen)
* Diane Kelly (University of Tennessee)
* Jaap Kamps (University of Amsterdam)
* Marijn Koolen (Huygens ING)
* Emine Yilmaz (University College London)


For further questions, please contact a member of the organizing committee.

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Full Time Supervisor of Borrowers' Service/Circulation Department, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applicants to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an internal promotion, we have an opening for Supervisor of Borrowers' Services. The position is based in our busy Central Library.

The person selected for the Supervisor of Borrowers' Services position will be responsible for the daily operations of the Central Library's Borrowers' Services Department, including supervision of personnel, services, and all relevant uses of the automated system (Evergreen); for overseeing various departmental projects and other similar duties pertaining primarily to the Central Library Borrowers' Services Department.  Work is performed with a wide degree of latitude, high level of initiative and resourcefulness with considerable judgment and discretion in achieving service goals and mission with reporting responsibilities to the Manager of Borrowers' Services.  Supervision is exercised over all assigned employees.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science preferred. A minimum of three years library experience is required. Excellent customer service orientation is needed. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Position: Full-Time: 37 1/2 hours per week

Pay: $23.47/hr; $45,774.14 annually

Benefits: Generous benefit package.

Instructions to Applicants: Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Or, go to the City'swebsite, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Supervisor Borrowers Services (currently on page 2). The closing date is Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

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Full Time Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services/Children's Room, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applicants to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an out-of-state relocation, we have an opening for Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services. The position is based in our busy Central Library.

The person selected for the Supervisor of Youth & Outreach Services job will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation and scheduling of the Children's desk at the Central Library. (Please note, job posting needs updating; job does not include supervision of Mason Square Branch.) Supervises Children's Room staff, including administrative tasks such as scheduling and time management. Assists Youth and Adult Information Services Manager in recruitment, training, professional development, counseling, evaluation, and discipline of staff. Assists Youth and Adult Information Services Manager in planning, developing, and implementing department policy, procedures, and strategies for improving deliver of youth services system-wide. Assists Manager in planning system-wide youth and outreach services goals and activities. Purchases children's materials (print and electronic) for the Children's Room. Participates in other collection development projects as assigned. Oversees administration of the Early Childhood Resource Center, including selection, processing, program delivery, and reporting. Assists Manager with oversight of youth programming efforts and participates in delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs, primarily children's. Creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers; works with and provides outreach to various youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations. Assists in writing and implementing grants as assigned; compiles and submits various reports such as departmental monthly reports. Performs related duties as required. Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library science related to youth services with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over select staff.

Requirements include three years of experience in a municipal library environment with two years of experience supervising employees preferred. Also required are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Position: Full-Time: 37 1/2 hours per week

Pay: $25.89/hr; $50,500.71 annually

Benefits: Generous benefit package.

Instructions to Applicants: Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Or, go to the City'swebsite, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Supervisor Youth Outreach Service (currently on page 2). The closing date is Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

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Scholarly Communication & Data Curation Librarian, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University Libraries seeks a tenure-track Scholarly Communication & Data Curation Librarian to lead and provide expertise in scholarly communication, digital scholarship, open access, and data curation at Rowan University. The successful candidate will implement and influence scholarly communication models and work closely with the Division of University Research to develop best practices and procedures in the storage, maintenance, and retrieval of research data. Rowan University has a strategic goal to greatly increase research funding in the coming years.  This librarian will collaborate with the Division of University Research and other departments on the Libraries goals to increase our support in the areas of research, scholarly communication, and creative activities.  The successful candidate must be flexible and appreciate a changing, ambiguous environment.  The position will be offered at the Librarian 2 (Assistant) or Librarian 1 (Associate) depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Duties:

  • Serve as a campus resource and advocate for scholarly communication
  • services across all disciplines.
  • Develop outreach initiatives to encourage faculty to deposit
  • scholarship and creative works in Rowan University's institutional
  • repository.
  • Develop workflows, policies, and processes to support repository services.
  • Collaborate with Campbell Library's Digital Scholarship Center staff
  • in support of programs, projects, and services.
  • Assist faculty and staff in their understanding of copyright and
  • publishing policies.
  • Promote open access publishing.
  • Present workshops and create online content in support of scholarly
  • communication, data sharing and management, open access, alt-metrics,
  • and digital scholarship.
  • Serve on the Institutional Repository Committee.
  • Contribute as a subject liaison as needed.
  • Serve on departmental and campus committees.

Required:

  • An ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) master's degree in library
  • and/or information science.
  • Experience building scholarly communication efforts within an academic setting.
  • An understanding of goals, practices, and policies of research
  • universities and their libraries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and current practices in scholarly
  • communication.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property issues in an academic
  • environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research data management.
  • Demonstrated understanding of metadata standards for institutional
  • repositories and digital archives.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of strong writing and public presentation skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience managing a bepress Digital Commons repository.
  • Experience with digital imaging.
  • Experience with digital humanities, including text mining, file conversion, and data analysis.

The successful candidate for this position may be hired at the rank of Librarian II (five years' experience) or Librarian I (13 years' experience or 8 years' experience, plus a second Master's Degree or a Ph.D.)  depending on qualifications.

https://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/scholarly-communication-data-curation-librarian-i-ii-aft-glassboro-new-jersey-job-5389360

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Research Center Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Historical Society Robinson Research Center seeks a highly organized and computer savvy part-time receptionist to maintain accounts and administrative files while greeting and registering new patrons. The Receptionist will be the first point of contact for the Research Center and will provide administrative support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and register library patrons; maintain patron records.
  • Explain policies, restrictions, and access procedures.
  • Answer phones, direct calls and take accurate messages.
  • Process cash, check, and credit card payments.
  • Prepare deposits and weekly ledgers accurately.
  • Maintain vendor accounts and process invoices.
  • Track supply orders, ensure general office supplies are stocked.
  • Manage reference and administrative files.
  • Compile daily, weekly, and monthly statistics and yearly reports.
  • Collect and distribute incoming mail, prepare and send outgoing mail and packages.
  • Keep front lobby and reception area neat and orderly, restocking supplies as needed.
  • Assist in day-to- day operations of the organizations.
  • Help library staff reshelve Reading Room material.
  • Perform other clerical tasks and assist library staff as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, strong administrative and organizational skills, and attention to details are required. Must have proficient, work-related MS Office Suite experience including Word and Excel. The ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently are essential.

Schedule:

Wednesday through Friday; Second Saturday of each month, 9:00am-5:00pm

Pay/Benefits:

$14.27/hour. Sick time, paid holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement:

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

To Apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and three references contacts to jobs@rihs.org with Research Center Receptionist in the subject line. Deadline for applications: 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. No phone calls please.

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Scholarly Communications Intern (Unpaid), UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries offers the opportunity to work with the librarians in the Scholarly Communication Office at UMass Amherst to continue our scholarly publishing and digital repository efforts. Graduate students will gain a semester of experience in this emerging field of librarianship by working closely with members of the Scholarly Communication Team: Scholarly Communication Librarian, Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, Institutional Repository and Open Access Librarian, and Digital Projects Librarian who has a specialization in open education. Student must be eligible to earn academic credit for this experience.

Students may choose among, or suggest some combination of, the following projects:

  • assist in the Library Publishing Services area by participating in the development of new open access journals or conference proceedings
  • learn about the relevance of and learn how to teach others about copyright, fair use, open access and the use of Creative Commons licenses
  • develop metadata subject headings for repository collections
  • capture engagement and outreach efforts in collaboration with the Office of Research or other campus departments
  • assist in the ongoing development of the Open Education Initiative, a collaboration between the Libraries and the Provost's Office, an exciting new area for libraries
  • assist in planning workshops on scholarly communication topics

These projects continue the development of ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst, one of the most successful Digital Commons institutional repositories in the world. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to create and update content for the websites that are maintained by the Scholarly Communication Office.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marilyn Billings at mbillings@library.umass.edu.

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Library Catalog Intern (Unpaid), Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Historical Commission is the historic preservation agency for the City of Cambridge. In addition to its regulatory responsibilities, the commission maintains a public archive and research library focusing on the city's architectural and social history; holdings include information on every Cambridge building, atlases, historic photographs, and biographical files on notable residents. The Commission's full-time archivist organizes existing collections and new donations, and supervises interns and volunteers.

The Commission's research library of around 1000 books and periodicals is partially cataloged, though none of this information is currently available online. Although the majority of the books focus on the history of Cambridge and architecture and design, the library also includes materials on Boston history, populations in Cambridge, Cambridge schools, well known Massachusetts figures, and a small fiction section. The Library Intern&#39;s primary goal would be to create catalog records (MARC) for the library materials, drawing on records from the Library of Congress and WorldCat. The intern would develop an identification system for the library, reorganizing library categories as needed, and create book labels.

The intern would also assist the archivist in choosing an appropriate online library catalog. If time allows, the intern and the archivist will work together on adding the MARC records to the new library catalog. This catalog will ideally be used on the Historical Commission's website. Although the library books are non-circulating, the library is open to the public and frequently used by the Commission staff and researchers.

The Cambridge Historical Commission is open Monday from 8:30-8pm, Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-5pm, and Friday from 8:30-Noon.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Emily Gonzalez at egonzalez@cambridgema.gov.

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(School) Library Management Intern (Unpaid), Boston Public Schools Library Services, Boston, MA

(School) is in parentheses because this position offers library program management engagement at the large institutional level. Boston Public Schools Library Services Director oversees 68 library staff in 53 schools. The purpose of Director of Library Services position is to strengthen the program, support the library team in the field, integrate library services with other BPS departments, manage a district wide budget and, most importantly provide equitable student access to library resources. Acquired skills and work experiences transfer to most LIS institutional practices.

The internship is located in at the state-of- the-art BPS district offices in the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston MA. School library visits with the Director of Library services are optional.

The intern position focus will include:

  • reconstructing a district-wide library long range plan based on the MA Board of Library Commissioners LRP;
  • analyzing school library interlibrary loan usage in the Metro Boston Library Network in order to facilitate equitable BPS Library resource sharing;
  • furthering the integration of the BPS library program within the district Strategy Team Program;
  • recreating BPS Library Virtual Learning Commons webpages;
  • planning/co-facilitating professional development for BPS Library Team members
  • other related tasks generated from the intern&#39;s interest and experience.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Deborah Lang Froggatt
dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

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Digital Collection Development Intern (Unpaid), Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

Description

The Watertown Free Public Library is actively engaged in selecting, preserving, and digitizing materials from our extensive local history holdings to curate digital collections on our large, interactive touchscreen displays. Our goal is to make these materials visible to our community and encourage exploration.

The intern will work with our Digital Librarian to create a collection on "Industry and Innovation in Watertown" from scratch. This will entail identifying and selecting photos, book passages, letters, and other documents from our collection that pertain to the history of industry and innovation in Watertown, digitizing them, creating metadata for them, and working with our staff members to design and implement an engaging interactive digital display (we use Intuiface software).

Some of our local standouts include Hood Rubber, The US Army Arsenal, the Stanley Steamer Company, Exergen, and more. There's lots to choose from! This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in local history collections, digitization, digital collections, and metadata.

Qualifications

The candidate must have some understanding of and respect for archival collections, and a passion for curating compelling materials for a general audience. Comfort with technology is a must! You should thrive on working collaboratively, but be comfortable making independent decisions when necessary. Classwork or experience in digital collections would be a plus.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Jill Clements at jclements@watertown-ma.gov.

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Library Technician (part-time), Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

The Town of Stoneham is seeking a part time (10 hours per week) Library Technician to work at the Stoneham Public Library. Responsibilities include but are not limited to direct service work at the main circulation desk: answers the phone, provides basic direction, issues library cards, checks books and other materials in and out using the library's computer system, collects and records fines for overdue items and more. Scheduled hours may include evenings and Saturdays. Must be computer literate and able to serve diverse library users.

Qualifications

High school diploma required. Previous customer service experience and/or previous library experience a plus. Working knowledge of library principles and procedures and knowledge of books, authors and titles a must.

Salary $11.03/hr

Closing Date 02/10/2017 at 10 a.m.

How to apply If interested in applying, please email the Library Director at Langley@noblenet.org for a full job description and an application.

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Call for Papers: Library History Round Table (LHRT) Research Forum 2017

"Alternative Literacies and Libraries : Historical Perspectives"
Library History Round Table (LHRT) 
Research Forum, June 2017 
The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) seeks papers for its Research Forum at the 2017 ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017. The theme of the Forum will be historical perspectives on the intersection between alternative literacies and libraries. Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical studies of the intersection between libraries and : 
Practical literacy : accessing, evaluating, and using informational materials for practical purposes
Functional literacy : literacy skills that allow the individual to function in a particular community
Document literacy : accessing, understanding, and using documents in various forms
Cultural literacy :  understanding one's own culture
Multicultural literacy : understanding the culture of others
LHRT welcomes submissions from researchers of all backgrounds, including students, faculty, and practitioners.  Each proposal must give the paper title, an abstract (up to 500 words), and the scholar's one-page vita. Also, please indicate whether the research is in-progress or completed. It is desirable that the abstract 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).
From the submissions, the LHRT Research Committee will select two or three authors to present their completed work at the Forum. So that the Forum's facilitator may introduce and react to each author, completed papers are due June 19, 2009. The Research Forum will likely occur on Sunday, June 26, 2017. All presenters must register to attend the conference. For registration options, see ALA's events and conferences page at http://www.ala.org/.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2017
Please submit proposals via e-mail as .docx, .rtf or .wpd files to :
Suzanne M. Stauffer
LHRT Vice-Chair/Research Committee Chair
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
277 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
office 225-578-1461 | fax 225-578-4581

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Processing Archivist, Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH

Camp Tecumseh, Moultonborough, NH seeks a temporary full or part-time Processing Archivist for its 2017 summer season.  This non profit overnight summer camp for boys, founded in 1903 by three University of Pennsylvania Olympic athletes, is located on Lake Winnipesaukee.  See www.camptecumseh.net   The Camp Tecumseh Archives contains paper-based materials dating from 1903 to the present, many digital photographs and oral histories, and some artifacts. 

Possible archival tasks, depending upon hours / weeks worked, are:

  • Develop selection criteria and processing scheme for large collection of digital and print photographs
  • Accession any materials transferred or donated during the summer
  • Oversee and assist in scanning some board of trustees materials; prepare finding aid
  • Finish processing Camp facilities records; determine which ones may warrant digitization
  • Provide research services to staff and trustees, and other inquirers

Other work may include assisting in the planning and equipping of the archives space in a new building; ordering supplies; providing images for Throwback Thursday on social media.

An experienced consulting Archivist will make periodic visits to assist, and be available for consultation at all times. 

Qualifications. 

  • BA in relevant field; enrollment in or recent graduate of an MA or MLS program with archives management component and / or equivalent archives experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with archival theory and techniques: appraisal, accessioning , arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with preservation practices, including digitization for access
  • Familiarity with office software applications
  • Ability to lift and move 40 lb containers

Logistics and compensation.  For a candidate who lives beyond a reasonable commuting distance,  the Camp can provide free room and board during the weeks the Camp is in  operation (June 19 - August 18, 2017).   Meals also are available during those weeks to a successful candidate who is within commuting range. 

Compensation commensurate with skills and experience.

Please submit the following electronically to :
Cynthia G. Swank, C.A., C.R.M.
cgswank@inlookgroup.com 

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and outlining relevant experience
  • A curriculum vitae of education and employment
  • A finding aid and additional writing sample in the form of exhibition text,  presentation, blog post, etc.

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Call for Submissions: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our  second issue, to be published in Fall 2017. A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library  Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS  positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries' relationships with their unique environments. LCHS brings together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library workers and users. There are no limits of time and space, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, and academic libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology,Education, Gender/Women's Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines. 

Submissions for volume 1, issue 2, are due February 24, 2017. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS's Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/default.aspx. They must also conform to the instructions for authors at http://bit.ly/LCHScfp1. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the "idea" stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission. 

We are excited to see this journal become a reality. We welcome your thoughts as we establish a platform for studying libraries within their broader humanistic and social contexts. 

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

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3-Month Residential Scholarship, Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture, Venice, Italy

THE VITTORE BRANCA INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ITALIAN CULTURE RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

RESIDENCY PERIOD: MAY 2017 - MAY 2018
Application deadline: 10 March 2017

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture offers three residential scholarships to researchers wishing to spend a study period in Venice between May 2017 and May 2018.

Each scholarship is worth 6,250 euros and is aimed at post-doctorate students who must not be over 40 years old on 10 March 2017, willing to spend three months doing research at the Vittore Branca Center.

The residential scholarships are offered to Italian and international scholars (Please note: Any international scholars who win a scholarship must have an Italian tax code (codice fiscale), conditio sine qua non for the scholarship. Anyone staying in Italy for a long period must regularize their position with the relevant Immigration Office. The Fondazione Giorgio Cini declines all responsibility concerning individual visas and stay permits.) wishing to further their studies of Italian culture - especially that of the Veneto - with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Candidates shall propose a research topic specifically focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

For a guide to research topics of particular interest to the Fondazione Institutes and Research Centers, please visit the "Research topics" section on the web page: http://www.cini.it/en/vittorebranca-center/temi-di-ricerca.

It is possible to plan a preliminary visit to our libraries, in order to examine materials to elaborate a research project: for more information, please write to centrobranca@cini.it.

Each scholarship will be divided as follows:

  • a gross sum of 3,100 euros as a contribution to general expenses, travel and board, paid in one installment at the end of the three-month residency period by bank or postal order only;
  • accommodation free of charge (equivalent to a conventional cost of 3,150 euros) for three consecutive months in the Vittore Branca Center Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice and free use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities.

WHAT THE VITTORE BRANCA CENTER HAS TO OFFER

The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchanges with fellow scholars attending the Center as well as with the academic community at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Facilities and benefits include:

a) The Libraries and Photo Library in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, specialized in art history, Venetian history, literature, music, dance, drama and early printed books. The libraries are equipped with wi-fi connection. Vittore Branca Center scholars can enjoy advice by specialists and the possibility of borrowing books.

b) Cultural events (seminars, conferences, exhibitions, concerts, etc.) organized by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Residents thus have the opportunity to explore the broader background to their own work.

c) The Residence - situated in the grounds of the Island, the Residence can accommodate around 90 scholars in self-catering mini-apartments with a telephone, connection to Internet and shared laundry services. Kitchen facilities enable residents to economize on food expenses. The Residence is also equipped with reception, surveillance and cleaning services plus a laundromat and food dispensers. To encourage social life and exchanges of ideas, there are a number of shared spaces for use by all guests: living room, music room, fitness area and terrace.

d) Tutors to assist scholarship holders in becoming familiar with the Island and its documentary and artistic heritage as well as offering guidance about the cultural offering of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the city of Venice.

e) Other services, such as:

  • a work station with an Internet connection in the Nuova Manica Lunga, the Fondazione main documentary center;
  • an international newspaper library, available in the Residence living room;
  • social initiatives specifically aimed at residents;
  • guidance on the Venetian heritage and on how to use libraries and archives in the city of Venice.

HOW TO APPLY AND SELECTION

Candidates shall send their scholarship application, complete with the required documents (see below), by registered post or courier to:

Fondazione Giorgio Cini onlus Secretariat -
Vittore Branca Center for the Study of Italian Culture
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice
Italy

Applications must be sent by March 10, 2017 with the following enclosed documents:

  • paper application form (download: www.cini.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015- APPLICATION-FORM.pdf);
  • degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification - printed document;
  • a copy of a degree dissertation (for PhD students) or doctorate thesis (for postdoctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works - saved on CD ROM, DVD or USB pen;
  • curriculum vitae, including knowledge of languages, and authorization to handle private data according to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 - printed document;
  • research topic and a description (around 1,500 words) of the study program that the candidate will follow, specifying aims, time scale, and materials and documents to be consulted at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini - printed document;
  • 3 reference letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised the candidate (NB the letters shall be originals printed on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution).

Candidates considered to be suitable on the grounds of the documents presented will be invited for an interview in Italian or English (possibly in video-conferencing) with one or more directors of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and may be asked to provide supplementary information.

The scholarships will be awarded by the Fondazione with no right of appeal.

Both positive and negative results of the assessment of the scholarship applications will be communicated by mid-April 2017.

The Fondazione will not return any of the documents received. Any candidates willing to have their documents back shall arrange a courier at their own expenses.

Anyone who has already been awarded a scholarship to the Vittore Branca Center is not eligible to re-apply, whereas those who have applied but received no scholarship can apply again.

OBLIGATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

To receive payment and to continue enjoying the benefits of a scholarship at the Vittore Branca Center, scholarship holders are expected to:

  • stay in the Vittore Branca Center Residence for three consecutive months in a chosen period from May 2017 and May 2018. Trips for research purposes, attending conferences or work commitments related to the research project at the Vittore Branca Center must be documented in writing in advance and will not be added to the days of absence for personal reasons. Days of absence for personal reasons must not add up to more than 15 days. Absences are counted from Monday to Saturday; Sundays are excluded;
  • present their research project to the academic and professional community at the Fondazione and possibly to all scholars and researchers at the Vittore Branca Center during the scholarship period;
  • report regularly to their academic tutor on research work in progress and submit a written report of 10 pages on the status of their research project at the end of their research residency;
  • mention the scholarship, using the exact wording, in their curriculum vitae and in any publications associated with their research at the Vittore Branca Center of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

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Director of Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Director of Preservation Services to lead and manage its nationally-recognized consulting, education, and outreach programs. 

This full-time position is responsible for leading the department in its mission to provide pertinent and nuanced preservation guidance to institutions and individuals across the US. The Director is responsible for developing long-term departmental goals related to preservation of physical and digital materials; managing a team of Preservation Specialists and outside consultants; working with the senior management team to guide the course of NEDCC; and engaging in conversations with the wider cultural heritage field to find creative solutions to preservation issues - especially as they relate to audiovisual materials and digital preservation practices. Additionally, the Director prepares grant applications and reports; performs preservation assessments and consultations; lectures on preservation topics both in-person and online; and represents NEDCC at conferences, meetings, and events. 

The Preservation Services department acts as the public face of NEDCC. The Director works closely with a team that is passionate about collections care and deeply interested in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. The Director of Preservation Services works out of the Andover, MA office. S/he reports to the Executive Director and is a member of NEDCC's senior management team. 

Qualifications: 
Minimum qualifications for the Director of Preservation Services position are: 
  • a Master's in Library and Information Science or similar; 
  • solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning; identification, care and handling of materials; reformatting and digitization; etc.); 
  • experience managing a range of employees and at least 3 years of experience working with cultural heritage collections; 
  • demonstrated history of success in collaborative work; 
  • experience working in cross-organizational and/or cross-disciplinary teams; 
  • experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously; 
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds; 
  • strong analytical, observation, and communication skills; 
  • experience with public speaking; 
  • demonstrated commitment to professional engagement and leadership; ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally (up to 25%). 
In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration: 
  • experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation; 
  • consulting experience; 
  • grant writing experience; 
  • experience developing and managing budgets; 
  • experience with online and in-person instruction. 
Application Process: 
NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org

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Library and Information Services Intern, Kelly Services/Shire, Lexington, MA

Shire is partnering with Kelly Services to offer an exciting internship program with a world-class global biotech company. 
Newly combined with Baxalta, Shire is now the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people affected by rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. These diseases are often misunderstood, under-diagnosed, and potentially life-threatening. Our 22,000 employees come to work every day with a common purpose: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies that enable people with life-altering conditions to live their lives to the fullest.

At Shire, we are dedicated to expanding, building and sustaining leadership across our key therapeutic areas through our extensive portfolio of products, innovative pipeline and collaborative approach to working with diverse partners around the globe. We strive to earn and keep the trust of our patients, their families and physicians, and all others who support and advance their care. Working together, the possibilities for our patients, healthcare partners and employees are unprecedented, with significant growth potential for our shareholders.

Position details:  (May/June - August 2017)

Job Description:
Librarians and information specialists play a key role in the acquisition and distribution of knowledge resources within the pharmaceutical industry. This internship will offer an introduction to the diverse opportunities available to the research librarian within pharma and biotech. The internship will include mentored rotations in each of the following six competencies:
  • Providing customized literature searches as requested by Shire personnel
  • Identification and analysis of various biomedical information resources
  • Document retrieval
  • Training and customer service
  • Application of rules and regulations regarding copyright
  • Vendor management
The intern will be will be asked to demonstrate competency in each of the rotations by completing various projects that will include presentations, posters, simple literature searches, etc.

Required Skills:
  • Student in accredited Library and Information Sciences program
  • Familiarity with searching open-access biomedical resources such as PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov, and TOXNET
  • Completion of Basic Reference course within the MLS/MLIS program
  • Bachelor degree in the life sciences or biomedical field preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in biotechnology, medicine, and/or healthcare; an intellectual curiosity regarding rare diseases
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Shire
  • MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Prior use of MS Visio and MS SharePoint preferred
  • Experience navigating digital libraries preferred
You can view/apply for our other internships via the following link OR apply for this position specifically by sending your resume to: kimberly.soltmann@kellyservices.com with a subject line of "LIBRARY SCIENCES INTERN APPLICATION"

https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobSearch?advanced=false&jobCategoryList=null&keywords=Shire+US+Internship+Program

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Children's Librarian (part-time), Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

Windsor Public Library has an excellent opportunity for a part-time ALA accredited MLS Librarian with experience in public library operations. 

To become a successful member of our busy Kidspace team, the ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers through programming and collection development. He/she will assist the Head of Children's Services in the essential functions of our Kidspace and work closely with the other members of the Kidspace team. The candidate will provide reference assistance and reader's advisory to children and adults and develop and run a variety of Kidspace programs. Additional duties may include writing both in-house and local publicity for Kidspace programs, develop readings lists for children and caregivers, providing computer assistance to children, and providing coverage at the Kidspace desk. 

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail. 
Minimum requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science; one (1) or more years library experience working with children; be comfortable working with computers, technology and social media; be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus. Scheduled hours are Tuesday 9:30AM-2:30PM, Wednesday 1:30-5:30PM, Thursday 1:30-5:30PM, and Friday 10:00AM-1:00PM for a total of 16 hours per week. Salary is $18-$22/hr., depending on qualifications and experience. 

To apply: Please complete an on-line application at www.townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/ and attach a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA.

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Part time Teen/Reference Librarian, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.  

Applicants must be either enrolled in or have completed a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution and have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18.  The position is 15 - 20 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Sunday afternoon a month.  $17.60 per hour.  Please send a complete town application (found at http://www.somersct.gov/), a resume, and a cover letter to Jessica Miller, Library Director, Somers Public Library, 2 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071 or email to jmmiller@biblio.org.

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LIS Student Publishing Opportunity

Public Services Quarterly's column, "Future Voices in Public Services," is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research that is going on in library schools. We hope to provide fresh perspectives from those entering our field, in both the United States and other countries. Interested students of graduate library and information science programs are welcome to contact Miriam L. Matteson, "Future Voices" column editor, at mmattes1@kent.edu. Please note that students must be interested in ACADEMIC librarianship.

If you are a current LIS student, or know one, please contact me and I will be happy to send sample essays and more information.

Thanks!


Miriam Matteson, Column Editor
"Future Voices in Public Services," Public Services Quarterly

Miriam Matteson, Associate Professor
Kent State University
School of Library and Information Science
274 E. First Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

614-291-1006
mmattes1@kent.edu
@mirmatt

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benediction tradition, is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department at Geisel Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library's well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library's physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library's mission

Required Skills 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to include Sunday 2-10pm shift during the academic term 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic background or working experience in nursing or other health-related discipline
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Position Type Full-Time/Regular 

To Apply

Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities (http://www.anselm.edu/Faculty-and-Staff/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.htm) page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

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Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Library is accepting applications for the 2017 Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship. This Internship, established in 2006, has been made possible through the generosity of Dr. Albert Somit (AB '41, PhD '47), University of Chicago alumnus and past president of Southern Illinois University. Dr. Somit has established the Internship to honor his parents' legacy, serve the needs of the Library's collection, and prepare individuals for important work to preserve and protect library materials and other scholarly works so that they are available for research and teaching.

Internship, Summer 2017

The six-week Internship is intended to provide firsthand experience and a broader understanding of the care and treatment of library and archives materials in a large research library. The intern will work with the Preservation Librarian and other Department managers to learn about the operations, issues, and challenges of a comprehensive preservation program. Under the guidance of the Preservation Librarian, the intern will undertake a project and prepare a final report. During the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with other library staff and give a presentation about the project and its findings.

Project Description

The Intern will focus on an assessment of the access and preservation needs of the collection of materials from the John Crerar Library. This rich historical collection includes materials in the history of science and technology, especially late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century materials strong in the areas of engineering, manufacturing and applied arts. The collection includes many unique and rarely held monographs, serials and unbound pamphlet collections. Major preservation issues for this collection include a high percentage of fragile brittle books, unbound items, and an array of older and deteriorating enclosures. Due to the history and age of this collection, many processing and cataloging needs have not been met.

The project goal will be to design and carry out a needs assessment that will provide quantitative data to inform the development of a strategic plan for this collection and identify high priority cataloging, stabilization and treatment projects to ensure this collection is discoverable and preserved for long-term access. The intern will also have the opportunity to collaborate with Library's subject specialists and staff in Technical Services and the Special Collections Research Center.

Eligibility and Requirements

The Internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students of a recognized library school of information or related program; or students with equivalent experience and training in preservation and/or metadata. Whether through coursework or previous practical application, the Somit intern must be familiar with preservation principles, metadata creation, and statistical methods of surveying. The applicant should possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to accomplish project goals. Familiarity with Windows, cataloging practices, spreadsheet software, and databases is highly desirable.

The 2017 Internship provides a $4,000 stipend.

To apply for the Internship, individuals should electronically submit a letter of application, a resume, a list of preservation, cataloging and related courses or completed training, and contact information (name and email address) for three professional references. To be considered, individuals must currently be authorized to work permanently in the US, and be able to commit to six consecutive weeks of full-time work between approximately June 1 st and August 30 th .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

The deadline for applications is February 27, 2017.
Submit electronic applications to: somitinternship@lib.uchicago.edu

For more information please see our Somit Preservation Internship website (https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/directory/departments/pres/somit/) or contact:

Sherry Byrne, Preservation Librarian
University of Chicago Library
sbyr@uchicago.edu

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Prospect Research Associate, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

The Prospect Research Associate will report to the Director of Development Research and provide prospect identification and research support for the Department of Development at Boston Medical Center.

  • Proactively identifies and qualifies new prospects for the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Researches prospects via online and print sources.
  • Analyzes biographical, financial, news, philanthropic and other relevant data to create well-written, comprehensive and accurate research products.
  • Assesses the philanthropic potential and capacity of prospects.
  • Recommends prospects and engages in strategic discussions regarding prospects with fundraisers from the Major Gift and Cause and Event Marketing teams.
  • Conducts monthly wealth screening of patients and researches high capacity prospects.
  • Supports the research needs and requests of fundraisers and fundraising teams.
  • Maintains and updates prospect records in department database (Raiser's Edge).
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • Maintains the professional and ethical standards set forth for the field by the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA).  Adheres to ethical and confidentiality guidelines.
  • Safeguards the confidentiality of donor information at all times.

Must adhere to all of BMC's RESPECT behavioral standards.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to produce quality work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and use of data management systems
  • Familiarity and or/proficiency with Internet search strategies and use of electronic databases and subscription resources preferred such as: Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, iWave, ResearchPoint, Relationship Science, SEC Edgar, etc.
  • 2  years in a Development office or similar environment with related experience desired.

TO APPLY: https://jobs.bmc.org/job/boston/development-research-associate/193/3557185

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Director, Ferndale Area District Library, Ferndale, MI

Do you have what it takes to be the new Director for the Ferndale (MI) Area District Library? Can you build and sustain a strong library mobilizing ideas, stimulating innovation, and celebrating diversity with a creative and committed staff and Board of Directors? If so, you may be the successful candidate for Ferndale's directorship. The seven-member Board of Directors seeks a Director who will focus on the Library as a center of cultural vitality and participation that enhances the quality of life for all Ferndale residents. Serving 19,900 people with an annual $1.2 million operating budget and 25 staff, the Library strives to deliver stellar programs and services in its recently expanded and renovated building and outside its walls through community engagement efforts. New opportunities include initiating a new strategic planning process, an enhanced funding stream through the success of the 2016 millage election, continued and expanded partnerships with the Friends of the Ferndale Library (FFL), and partnerships with the Ferndale School District, the City of Ferndale and other community organizations and agencies. Responsibilities. Appointed by the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Library and plans, directs and coordinates all activities of the Library. The Library Director is expected to develop his or her own methods and to demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, creativity and mature judgment in the performance of duties. The Library Director works with considerable freedom of action, subject to board policies and directives. Key areas of responsibility include (1) identifying and hiring all staff; (2) supporting professional staff development; (3) advocating for the Library through external community partnerships; (4) preparing and managing the annual budget; (5) maintaining and upgrading of facilities and library technologies; (6) marketing the Library and increasing patronage; and (7) participating professionally on a local, state and national level. See Ferndale Director Description for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Michigan Librarian's Permanent Certificate (requires four (4) years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period of paid professional library work following the completion of the MLS degree), and three (3) years professional supervisory public library experience. Preferred qualifications include the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff, sound fiscal skills, ability to focus on vision moving the library forward; skill in analyzing, streamlining and developing efficient workflow processes, and proven success in community engagement and partnership development. Prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board is desirable.

Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine Mile, Ferndale is a favorite local and regional destination with a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity.  Ferndale is known for its public art collection, pocket parks, inviting streetscapes, and businesses owned and operated by inspired entrepreneurs. Ferndale is family-friendly, bike and pedestrian friendly and hosts events throughout the year including Ferndale Pride, the Blues Festival, DIY Street Fair, and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. It's also the birthplace of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Located in Oakland County, Ferndale is a short drive to downtown Detroit making it a truly livable combination of a residential urban/suburban environment with easy urban center access. See Ferndale Links for additional information about the Library and the community.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes March 12, 2017.

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Law Library Manager, Douglas County Law Library, Lawrence, KS

The Douglas County Law Library is seeking a self-motivated Law Library Manager with excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a basic understanding of and demonstrated willingness to learn in the following critical areas: 

1. Information Technology. 
  • Includes knowledge of and demonstrated willingness to learn both hardware/ physical technology & software/online components of the Law Library.
  • Hardware/Physical Technology-Familiarity with office technology (e.g., computers, tablets, server, networking equipment, copier) including basic diagnostic skills and the ability to order, set up, and maintain equipment.
  • Software/Online-Working knowledge of Internet search techniques, demonstrated willingness to learn to navigate legal research databases.
2. Office Management.
  • Ability to meet the daily needs of Law Library operations, including: Coordinate interlibrary loan requests of patrons.
  • Order publications and publication updates.
  • Maintain and update content of existing professional website for Law Library.
  • Maintain professional physical appearance of the Law Library.
  • Monitor Law Library during public hours and maintain statistics on Law Library usage.
  • Prepare a monthly informational newsletter.
3. Assistance to the Public.
  • Act as the face of the Law Library to the public.
  • Demonstrate a proven ability to work with/serve the public.
  • Compile and post a quarterly list of legal resources available to the public.
4. Knowledge of Budgetary Process & Interaction with Board of Trustees.
  • Ability to prepare and administer annual Law Library budget.
  • Organize and participate in quarterly meetings of the Law Library Board of Trustees.
  • Coordinate and facilitate periodic meetings of standing Law Library committees.
  • Perform other Board-designated tasks as need arises.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Background, Compensation, and Other Information 
  • B.A. or B.S. preferred.
  • Hourly compensation rate: $15.00 to $20.00, DOQ 20 hours/week (flexible), with schedule subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Full benefits provided (medical, dental, vision, retirement).
  • Start Date: April 1, 2017 Position Advertised: January 2017.
To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to: 
Douglas County Law Library, 1040 New Hampshire Lawrence, KS 66044  
Or email it to: info@douglascolawlibrary.org

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Summer 2017 Fellows, Harvard Library Innovation Lab, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library Innovation Lab is seeking thinkers and doers to join our Summer 2017 class of fellows.

Our summer fellows program will bring together a small set of visionaries to explore future directions in libraries, law, and technology. We value different ways of thinking and strongly encourage brilliant minds from all disciplines and backgrounds to apply.

The Program

A cohort of five to seven fellows will join the Lab in June 2017 and will stay through August 2017. Fellows will enter the program with their own projects and will collaborate with their cohort and members of the Lab to produce paradigm shifting research, design, code, and art. Have a look at the phenomenal work of the 2016 summer cohort.

Energy from all corners of law, tech, and libraries is welcomed, with particular encouragement given to potential candidates that might benefit from some of the Lab's current work in open lawweb archiveswar crimes researchprivate talking spacescrowdsourced fair use predictions, and free textbooks. All stages of education and career are welcome -- from drifters to undergraduates to practicing artists to working professionals.

Fellows will have access to working space in the Harvard Law School Library and will lead weekly research and project updates on Wednesdays. The structure over the ten weeks will be largely shaped by the work of the fellows and the energy they contribute.

Benefits

The Lab is a gathering place for ideas. It brings together creative thinkers to solve problems, and has a culture that encourages a bias for action. We think and we do. The Lab's tendency to push individuals and groups toward meaningful work is the greatest benefit of the program.

In addition to a rich environment, fellows will receive access to Harvard's world class research libraries and collaboration opportunites with the staff, faculty, and researchers in the Lab and in the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Each fellow will receive a stipend of $6,000 that we hope will defray some of the housing, transportation, and child care costs that each fellow will incur.

Diversity

The work and well-being of the Lab are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well as applications from researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

Apply

Our 2017 program is fast approaching. Please apply by Friday, February 10, 2017.Apply for the Summer Fellowship

FAQ

Do I have to live in Cambridge, MA?
All fellows are expected to be in Langdell Hall on Wednesdays and we hope fellows will collaborate in-person throughout the week. Close proximity collaboration is one of the central benefits of the program.

Any insider tips on housing for the summer?
Boston hosts tons of students that are not around during the summer. Ask your network and spend some time on Craigslist to get a feel for options.

What are the dates of the program?
The program will start on Monday, June 5, 2017 and run through Friday, August 11, 2017.

Can I apply from outside the United States?
Absolutely. A broad range of backgrounds and ways of thinking are highly valued.

When do I hear from you? What is the timeframe for decisions?
Applications are due by Friday, Februrary 10, 2017. You will receive notice of acceptance by the end of March 2017.

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Call for Papers: International UDC Seminar 2017

International UDC Seminar 2017
FACETED CLASSIFICATION TODAY:
Theory, Technology and End Users

DATE:     14-15 September 2017
VENUE:    London
WEBSITE:    http://seminar.udcc.org/2017/
CONTACT:    seminar2017@udcc.org

International UDC Seminar 2017 marks the anniversaries of two conferences devoted to faceted classification research: sixty years since the First International Study Conference on Classification Research (Dorking, 1957) and twenty years since the the Sixth International Study Conference (London, 1997). The objective of the conference is to revisit faceted analytical theory as a method for (re)constructing modern classifications and indexing languages and the role analytico-synthetic classifications have had in resource discovery and retrieval, from their introduction at the beginning of the 20th century to date. The conference will examine the challenges analytico-synthetic classifications represent for data modelling and interface design in the Web environment. Most importantly, it will explore potential fields of application for faceted classifications in information organization, visualization and presentation of large datasets, social networks and in the open linked data environment.

High quality and innovative contributions are invited for the following topics:

  • The impact of faceted analytical theory and research on modern classification and indexing languages;
  • Data modelling, data management and data sharing of faceted and analytico-synthetic classifications;
  • Vocabulary mapping, semantic linking and natural language interfacing of analytico-synthetic systems;
  • Applications of faceted analytical theory on (re)constructing knowledge classifications and indexing languages;
  • End user interface design and user-friendly knowledge presentation for faceted systems;
  • Novel applications of faceted systems outside the bibliographic domain.

CONTRIBUTIONS:

Two kinds of contributions are invited: conference papers and posters. Authors should submit a paper proposal in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words, including references, for papers; and 500-600 words for posters). The submission form is provided on the conference website.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Programme Committee consisting of an international panel of experts. Each submission will undergo a blind review by at least three reviewers.

The Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference. Best papers will be proposed for publishing in the Knowledge Organization journal

IMPORTANT DATES:
29 Jan 2017     Submission deadline
1 Mar 2017      Notification of acceptance & paper submission instruction
15 May 2017     Papers submission (camera ready copy)

ORGANIZER: The International UDC Seminar 2017 "Faceted Classification Today: Theory, Technology and End Users" is the sixth biennial conference in a series of International UDC Seminars organized by the UDC Consortium (UDCC). UDC Seminars are devoted to advances in documentary classification research and their application in a networked environment. UDCC is a not-for-profit organization, based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the Universal Decimal Classification and to support its use and development. UDC is one of the most widely used knowledge organization systems in the bibliographic domain.

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ASIS&T Executive Director, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Silver Spring, MD

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) seeks an energetic, innovative, experienced and enthusiastic leader to be the association's next executive director and to help the association achieve increased impact and stature. Given the rapidly evolving nature of information science and technology, this leadership position presents a rare opportunity for a collaborative, strategic and visionary leader to help ASIS&T leverage its global membership for meaningful impact.

Throughout its 80-year history, ASIS&T has been distinguished by its multidisciplinary and global nature and its ability to bridge the gap between information science research and practice. The association offers a wide variety of professional development and information resources to its members. The international headquarters is located in Silver Spring, MD; a
short distance from Washington, DC.

The board has approved an ambitious and multi-faceted strategic plan which, when fully implemented, will significantly strengthen and expand the association's global impact and reach. The next executive director will have the opportunity to execute the strategic plan, make its vision a reality and partner with the board to develop and implement ongoing strategies to ensure the vitality of the association. Implementation of the strategic plan will involve a wide range of initiatives focused on membership, programs, publications and communication, outreach and advocacy, and institutional knowledge.

The ideal candidate will have a global perspective and appreciation for multicultural interaction, a record of accomplishment of bringing diverse individuals together toward a common goal; superb judgment and focus; the ability to set and implement an organizational vision; and exceptional communications skills, diplomacy and creativity. A background in information science and technology is an asset, not a requirement, but the ED must share a passion for the mission of ASIS&T.

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in conducting this search. For more information, to make a nomination, or to apply for this role, please visit: <http://www.imsearch.com/6069>

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Library Assistant, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA

The City of Attleboro seeks a part-time (12 hours per week) Library Assistant to work at the Attleboro Public Library. Responsibilities include direct service work at the main circulation desk. Hours of work may include evenings and Saturdays. Must be computer literate and able to serve diverse library users.

Qualifications
Associates Degree preferred. Two years library experience preferred or any combination of education and experience. Knowledge of computers necessary.

Salary
$15.30-19.94/hour

Closing Date
01/31/2017

How to Apply
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personneloffice@cityofattleboro.us no later than January 31, 2017.

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Research Analyst, Egon Zehnder, Boston, MA

Egon Zehnder is the largest privately-held executive search firm globally, with more than 420 consultants located across 69 offices in 41 countries. We operate as a single global partnership, with a consistent methodology and a single profit center. Our unique structure enables us to seamlessly collaborate across geographic borders, working together as one global team to deliver the best results for our clients.

Egon Zehnder operates across all industries. Our clients range from Fortune 100 firms to midcap businesses, not-for- profits, and entrepreneurial ventures. With our unique one-firm culture and consultative approach, Egon Zehnder serves as the advisor of choice to business leaders throughout the world, including at Pepsi, Colgate, Google, Dell, American Express, Bank of America, General Electric, Siemens, Alcoa, Novartis, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Egon Ze hnder is the global leader in:

Executive Search

Egon Zehnder's largest service practice - Executive Search - helps clients achieve competitive advantage through the identification, assessment, and recruitment of the world's most talented business leaders.

Board Consulting and Search

Egon Zehnder has a dedicated service practice for Board Consulting and Director Search. The Group focuses its efforts on the highest level of an organization and orks in a collaborative manner with the Chairman of the Board and its members to recruit Directors whose independence, intellect, integrity, and courage will strengthen the Board and create sustained competitive advantage.

Executive Development and Assessment

One of the key challenges for business leaders is to identify, develop, and retain outstanding individuals who are able to deliver superior performance, both individually and as part of a team. Consultants at Egon Zehnder recognized this emerging trend several years ago and pioneered a professional service to address the need. As a result, we developed the Executive Development and Assessment practice, which evaluates and improves the performance of the 'human capital' in organizations.

The Role
Job Purpose

This is an entry-level role into the research function for individuals with 0-1 year work experience post undergraduate degree. The purpose of the role is to provide broad exposure to all aspects of the Firm across practice areas. S/he will spend an equal amount of time across three major responsibilities, namely: Assignment Related Research and Ongoing Support, Business Development Support and Knowledge Management Activities. The Analyst will partner with a Senior Researcher and/or Consultants on any of the above activities. Over the course of 12 months, the Analyst is expected to be technically proficient on research processes, begin to align to a specific industry or functional practice and execute assignments independently.

Key Accountabilities

Assignment Related Research & Ongoing Support:

  • Contribute actively to the start-up phase of searches by preparing the team for the kickoff (internal and/or client) through ensuring prep materials are complete in advance and capturing relevant information throughout the discussion
  • Assist in the development of search strategies and target company lists
  • Systematically identify and "map" potential candidates and sources within the defined company list through database, internal network and external resources (databases, etc.)
  • Partner with the assignment team throughout the search processes to calibrate strategy and candidates, track progress in the Firm's database and generate external status updates
  • Ensure up-to- date assignment, company and candidate information during the course of a search assignment and ensure availability of current data for colleagues, by updating the Firm's proprietary database

Business Development Support:

  • Monitor and track relevant market developments in a segment, including company updates and people moves
  • Alert Research/Consultant colleagues to key moves and market changes, highlighting potential business development opportunities
  • Research and summarize company, people and market profiles, including compiling brief company reports to prepare Consultants for Client discussions
  • Collaborate with Associates in the production of high-quality, marketing presentations
  • Support marketing events and intellectual capital projects as needed

Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the Firm's knowledge management activities by looking for opportunities to share expertise and best practices, developing a network of people within an industry or functional area and recording pertinent information in a timely manner
  • Support practice group initiatives to build knowledge in specific areas
  • Accountable for ensuring relevant documents and information are captured in the Firm's database at the conclusion of an assignment

Candidate Profile
Knowledge:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office across all programs
  • Experience working in a professional / corporate office environment

Skills:

  • Superior writing skills, which translate into high-quality creation and editing of documents with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Professional demeanor and strong verbal communication, speaking clearly and distinctly using appropriate vocabulary and grammar
  • Highly collaborative nature, working seamlessly with other members in a team environment, managing upward to set expectations and influence successfully
  • Strong project management abilities (specifically, managing multiple projects and articulating status of workload against deadlines)

Contact:

Reid Terry

Egon Zehnder
8th Floor
350 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022
USA
T: +1 212 519 6278
F: +1 212 519 6060
Mobile: +1 917 547 5498

reid.terry@egonzehnder.com
www.egonzehnder.com

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Archives Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Full-time or near full-time (flexible) Archives Assistant.

A non-benefited position available until June, 2017 with the possibility of extension.  

The Northeastern University Libraries' University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) seeks a full-time or nearly full-time (flexible), non-benefitted position working with for the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist and the UASC team on several key projects.  Projects include:

  • ArchivesSpace implementation, including a MARC record transformation project
  • Assistance with planning and implementing large-scale library move and renovation projects
  • Assistance with digitized collection management and outreach projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Proven strength in administrative and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, set priorities, and manage competing priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.  Demonstrated project management and project completion skills.   

Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program that includes working with rare, fragile, and/or historically significant collections. Cataloging experience, a plus.  Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. Must be able to move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard.

Compensation: $20/hour

Please send resume and cover letter to Giordana Mecagni, g.mecagni@northeastern.edu

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Instructional Designer and Training Manager, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Instructional Designer and Training Manager, a new position that was created to support the Libraries' instructional initiatives. 
 
Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to consult with faculty both inside and outside of the Libraries on a wide range of instructional design projects, including production of digital content that will be used in many different program areas throughout the University and training librarians and other faculty on software technologies for producing digital content. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to lead the development of curriculum initiatives, and will contribute to the development of an online learning team, to include continuous improvement of the team's technical expertise.While this is an instructional designer position, we also welcome applicants from librarians who meet the minimum qualifications.
 
Salary range starts at $58,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
 
Please see the full position summary details here: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/72829.

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Library and Archives Internship, Longwood Gardens Library, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives seeks a graduate level student in Library Science or Archival studies (or related equivalent) to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives. Recent graduates may also apply. 

The intern is immersed in each section of the unit--Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives. He/she works on a variety of assigned projects as part of a team to achieve the unit's goals in supporting Longwood Gardens' mission. Currently, unit goals are focused on developing robust intellectual control and access across all collections. 

This is a 40 hour per week, paid position with optional free housing (a taxable benefit). Longwood Gardens is a public display garden located in Kennett Square, PA, 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. 

Position is available: June 1, 2017 - June 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities
  • Arrange and describe archival collections, develop finding aids, and make recommendations regarding storage, conservation and preservation treatment of archival materials in various formats, including born-digital records.
  • Perform basic administrative level tasks in Digital Asset Management System (Asset Bank), including scanning, uploading, editing, training patrons, and supervising volunteer projects.
  • Assist with cataloging of library materials and the strategic initiative to improve Authorities control in the EOS ILS.
  • Assist in cataloging materials including object collections and digital assets.
  • Assist in Records Management functions, including accessioning new records and ensuring timely destruction of expired materials.
  • Perform basic reference interviews and services as well as circulation maintenance routines, such as check-in/check-out, shelve books and compile usage statistics.
  • Perform routine environmental and pest monitoring in collection storage spaces.
  • Assist with Interlibrary Loan tasks as needed.
  • Perform various daily administrative and technical tasks.
  • Participate in Longwood student/intern activities and all required student/intern work projects
Qualifications
  • Be pursuing or have recently completed a Masters of Science in Library Science (MLS) or related equivalent
  • Demonstrate a strong professional interest in cataloging and intellectual control of collections
  • Strong Excel and data manipulation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Be able to work on multiple projects in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Be able and willing to work independently.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact in a courteous, patient, and professional manner.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Be willing to follow all of Longwood Gardens' policies and procedures.
  • Have a valid driver's license.

The position extends throughout one full year, full time, 40 hours per week. This is a paid position at a rate of $10.00/hour with optional free housing (a taxable benefit) provided. Located in Kennett Square, PA, Longwood Gardens is approximately 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia.

For more information on housing, student activities, hours and wages, go to http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-for-us-students or contact EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org.
A completed application should include
  1. The application form (found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/college-and-university-programs/internships-us-students/applynow/application)
  2. A copy of your resume (this may be emailed or mailed)
  3. A statement of your professional objectives, approximately 200 words (this may be emailed or mailed)
  4. Official transcripts of all college courses, must show cumulative GPA, minimum GPA of 2.5 required (this may be emailed or mailed)
  5. A letter of reference from your academic advisor (or professor) regarding your scholastic achievements and potential as an intern (this may be emailed or mailed)
  6. A reference from a current or former employer, preferably from within your field of interest (this may be emailed or mailed)
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Must be received by February 1, 2017.

Domestic and International Studies
Longwood Gardens
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348-0501 USA

EMAIL: EDU-Studies@longwoodgardens.org

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Administrative Assistant/Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated and service-oriented individual to support access and administrative functions of the department of Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA). This position provides an excellent opportunity to support the daily activities, exciting initiatives and broader service mission of the Libraries and to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Administrative Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Department Head and managers including purchasing supplies, reporting/tracking facilities issues, managing calendars, and maintaining equipment. Direct support of the Head includes scheduling and planning meetings/events, facilitating communications, managing files, coordinating and producing reports, supporting budget development, and generating and monitoring monthly spending reports. The Assistant serves as ID&LA's support and resource for administrative functions, working closely with Libraries' Administrative Services staff, and serves as liaison to MIT service providers and outside vendors. Responsibilities as Access Services Associate include participation in circulation and reserves, delivering high quality customer and basic information service to the MIT community across physical and virtual service points. In support of library operations s/he creates and maintains maps and wayfinding aids for library locations and is the point of contact for events in library spaces. The Associate contributes to the development of documentation and training materials related to processes and workflows, may assist with hiring, training or directing the work of student or temporary assistants, and may participate in local and library-wide committees or projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Three years direct/related experience. Proven strength in administrative and organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, set priorities, and manage competing priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral, proven commitment to high customer service standards, and demonstrated initiative in identifying and responding to administrative and service needs. Ability to work and contribute independently as well as part of a service team, to work collaboratively, and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment and carry out solutions. Tolerance for ambiguity and flexibility for working and adapting successfully in a complex environment. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment and software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web browsers, and e-mail. A keenness for learning new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Associate/Bachelor's degree. Experience with automated library systems. Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with Aleph. Familiarity with MIT and its departments and systems a plus.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm with some variation that include evening or weekend shifts, depending on library hours for semester and service needs of department.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $22.00/hour minimum. Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from women and ethnic minority candidates. Individuals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Luria Resident, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. The position is a temporary part-time (25 hours per week) appointment, open immediately and finishing May 12, 2017 (with the possibility of an additional one-year residency beginning August 21, 2017).

About SBCC

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California - and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. In 2013 SBCC was awarded the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

About the Library

The Eli Luria Library, named after our benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. Embracing its slogan (Explore, Learn, Grow), the Luria Library seeks to inspire discovery by offering dynamic, innovative, and welcoming physical and virtual environments for students and faculty, and providing the resources, services, and instruction they need to achieve educational, professional, and personal growth and success.

In January 2011, we won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Qualifications

  • Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science awarded in 2015 or 2016 (degree must be awarded prior to start date).

  • A career interest in community college librarianship.

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.

  • Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

Possible Tasks and Areas of Work

The Library Resident will rotate through different operations of the library. The list below is an example of the types of process and tasks the Library Resident might expect to participate in during a semester. The Library Resident is also encouraged to make suggestions and bring their own innovative ideas.

Technical services

  • Catalog archive collection

  • Enhance bibliographic records in integrated library system

Collection Development

  • Recommend purchases using acquisition plan and reviewing sources

  • Participate in collection review for deaccessioning

Outreach/Access

  • Participate in SBCC activities to promote library program

  • Add to library blog and participate in social media updates

  • Explore and implement eBook and database promotion

  • Create book and other displays

Instruction

  • Collaborate with librarians to develop, deliver, and assess research instruction in discipline specific classes

  • Create online research guides, video tutorials, and other learning objects for specific disciplines, courses, and assignments

  • Support and provide reference services

Assessment

  • Collaborate with librarians to develop and implement measures to assess library resources, services, and instruction.

  • Create user survey or usability studies

Schedule and Salary

The position is open now and will end May 12, 2017, with the possibility of an additional one-year residency beginning August 21, 2017. The Library Resident will work approximately 25-hours per week during the academic semester. Specific schedule will be mutually agreed upon with the Library Director. The position is formally an adjunct librarian and will be paid on that salary schedule (approximately $40/hr, no benefits).

Steps to Apply

Complete the online application identified as Adjunct Pool - Library Science/Librarian.

To be considered for this position, please email Elizabeth Bowman, Library Director [bowmane@sbcc.edu] the following information:

  • In the email, provide an introduction with reasons why you should be considered as our Library Resident. Please do not send an attachment.

  • In the email, identify when and where you received your Master's Degree.

  • If you have an online resume or LinkedIn profile, please include the link within your email.  Please do not attach a resume.

  • Be prepared to interview during the week of February 6, 2017, using Zoom

  • Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017.

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Sr. Systems Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Systems Librarian to be responsible for administration and configuration of library systems, web sites and applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation, support and maintenance of campus-wide library systems and applications, including but not limited to Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, Dspace and other systems as implemented.
  • Responsible for providing leadership in partnership with the Manager of Library Systems in planning new initiatives, and for facilitating communication between the LTS technical staff and non-technical staff.
  • Responsible for enhancing library systems and applications, and implementing and facilitating integration of library systems and interoperability between library systems, other campus systems, and cloud services.
  • Responsible for execution of all phases of projects to implement, administer, configure, support and document the library systems; assist the Manager of Library Systems in planning and coordinating such projects; working with NetSys group to maintain and support the library servers; providing back-up support to the Manager of Library Systems.
  • Responsible for operational activities including configuring, troubleshooting and upgrading library systems, software and peripherals; installing modules and software related to the library systems including, but not limited to, Exlibris software systems, digital asset management software.
  • Responsible for providing technical leadership, planning, architecture, design and methodology for library systems initiatives and implementations; in partnership with NetSys defining library systems specifications, planning and implementing data and digital asset preservation; analyzing workflow and recommending process changes ; creating internal system and training staff on library application and processes; keeping current with technology developments and applications.
  • Develops and documents software programs to facilitate interoperability between systems; works within established LTS software development framework to develop software programs using standards and best practices; automates data loads and feeds to and from the library systems; other scripting as needed.\
  • Analyzes users' data, application and reporting needs to design processes and best practices; assists users with ad hoc report creation; scripting for data transformation and reporting. Responsible for developing and enhancing interfaces for user-facing services.
  • Responsible for supporting and maintaining all library systems and services as backup for the Manager of Library Systems and the Systems Librarian for E-Resources; Back-up core function of systems in the library and be available for on-call
  • Responsible for working with LTS staff and university community on planning for, implementing and administering systems for the public discovery, storage and preservation of digital materials.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education
  • 5-7 years experience with library digital repositories; experience developing and managing library systems (Alma, Primo)
  • Proficiency with Perl (or PHP), SQL, HTML, XML required; May train others in functional area and interact with others across University and/or externally
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublic Core
  • Strong organizational, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students. May make presentations to stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Recommend and support the Manager of library system to make decision on process and workflow changes
  • Experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new technology
  • Ability to work with various constituencies and facilitate collaboration between them

Preferred:

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Experience supporting campus-wide enterprise systems including integrated library systems, link resolvers, proxy servers, federated searching, digital asset management tools, electronic resource management systems
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills for complex applications.
  • Proficiency with relational databases, database back-ended applications
  • Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards
  • Experience in a research library or academic library
  • Experience with some UX/usability testing methods
  • Experience in teaching library staff using new software/tools

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing by Job ID.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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Public Library Director, Morris Area Public Library District, Morris (Chicago area), IL

The Board of Trustees of the Morris Area Public Library District seeks a dedicated and dynamic leader to serve as Library Director.
Located just an hour from downtown Chicago, the community of Morris offers small-town charm with easy access to the greater Chicago area. Morris has been called a "Norman Rockwell" type of town, known for its strong community spirit, thriving downtown and year-round recreational opportunities.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to lead the library forward to becoming an even bigger presence in this delightful community.
 
For more information on the community and the library, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/morris
Applications received by February 17 will receive first preference. We welcome phone and email inquiries.
John Keister and Associates
Executive Search for Libraries

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Digital Content Coordinator, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The position of Digital Content Coordinator requires an innovative and collegial individual to bring creativity, expertise and leadership to the digital initiatives of Providence Public Library. This hybrid position combines technological ingenuity, library collections and resources and is responsible for creating, sharing and promoting library materials online, including AskRI.org.  In addition to supporting AskRI.org, the Statewide Reference Resource Center, this position is charged with creating content for provlib.org to inform, educate and inspire the public.  This position also supervises a varying number of digital technology & scanning specialists who perform the actual scanning and metadata entry required to move projects forward.

The Digital Content  Coordinator (DCC) requires expert technology skills as well as the ability to envision and help build the digital library of the future.  It is supervised by the Director of Technology and Information Services who also serves as the AskRI Director.  The DCC also works closely with library administration and departmental managers including programming staff, special collections librarians and reference/AskRI librarians. 

The DCC is a key member of the Statewide Reference Resource Center/AskRI team.  As such, this position is grant funded through the state of Rhode Island from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, with the high possibility of a renewal for a second year and beyond.  This position is expected to perform the online, social media and marketing duties of SRRC/AskRI, as well as provide technical expertise and leadership for online content for Providence Public Library.  The DCC  ensures that digital projects with value to a statewide audience are a high priority.  Leadership in the broader digital community is expected of the person in this position.

DUTIES

The DCC reports to the Technology & Information Services Director and functions as an integral team member for SRRC/AskRI services, including:

  • Key responsibility for digitization efforts, including the management of all scanning technicians and metadata entry specialists
  • Assisting with technical support for AskRI.org databases and online resources
  • Assisting in troubleshooting issues
  • Training other library staff members across the state and the public on how to use AskRI. org
  • Compiles and submits monthly statistical reports and maintain website use statistics
  • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the AskRI website including regular updating to reflect new online electronic resources as identified by AskRI librarians
  • Ensuring that ProvLib and AskRI websites present information in a clear, easy to navigate manner for users of all abilities using current digital technologies
  • Promoting all the AskRI.org services vigorously through broad range of social media, other formats, and other venues as outlined in the contract
  • Manages the digitization staff, paid, voluntary, and work-study, in the technical processes required
  • Helps conceptualize, produce, and disseminate digital content from the library's collections and provides technical support for all content initiatives
  • Works with staff and community to brainstorm, formulate, track and help develop new digital tools
  • Provides leadership in the digitization community state/regional wide
  • Assists in managing overall content within the library's Drupal-powered website
  • Compiles library website usage data and analytics
  • Helps build the library's digital collections CMS and repository
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards and best practices with digital preservation best practices
  • Develops online initiatives with an emphasis on utilizing web tools and interfaces
  • Works with department managers and programming staff to integrate a digital presence into collections and all programming as feasible
  • Miscellaneous duties, as required

 EDUCATION AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Master's degree from a Museum Studies program or Library/Information Science program, or Master's degree in a relevant subject area with extensive experience working with cultural collections.

  • Two years' experience working with digital humanities or collections
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems, such as Fedora, Islandora, CONTENTdm, etc.
  • Knowledge of metadata and encoding standards
  • Applied experience with current web and digital content technologies
  • Learn and respond quickly to constant changes in technology
  • Effectively plan, organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic attitude and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Marketing and social media experience preferred

 SALARY:  $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience, plus benefits.  This is a Union position

DEADLINE FOR COVER LETTER AND RESUME:  January 31, 2017

COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:  HR@provlib.org

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Spring 2017 New England Archivists' Meeting

Early-bird registration for the New England Archivists' Spring 2017 Meeting is now open!

Register now for the Spring 2017 Meeting, "Changing Tides," March 23-25 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and take part in a discussion of the many ways in which the archival profession and the world around us are shifting. This year's meeting will focus on collaboration in a changed environment. See the current schedule-at-a-glance for more information on all events planned during the three-day meeting. 

In the coming weeks look for future NEA announcement with more details on: 

GOT QUESTIONS?
If you have questions regarding registration, please see our Registration FAQ or contact NEA's Registrar, Emily Atkins, atregistrar@newenglandarchivists.org

For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA's Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, at diversity@newenglandarchivists.org / 617-646-0561 for assistance.

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Archival Assistant, Center for the History of Medicine, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/chom), Francis A. Countway Library, is currently seeking applications for one (1) LHT position (17 hours per week) to support the acquisitions and accessioning work of the Archivist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. LHTs re-house unique manuscript and archival materials, create folder lists, carry out preservation photocopying and other preservation tasks, work with rare books cataloging staff, complete data entry and administrative tasks, and intellectually contribute to catalog records, EAD/XML finding aids, and other retrieval tools as required. The Center is located near Simmons College on the Harvard Medical School campus. 

Requirements: Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard.  Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

Compensation: $15.00/hour

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Deputy Director, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 17, 2017.

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Library Director, Abbott Library, Sunapee, NH

Duties/Description: The Town of Sunapee, a small New England town that enjoys close proximity to Lake Sunapee and Mount Sunapee is seeking an innovative, energetic, experienced and future-ready professional for the position of Library Director.  The Director will oversee a staff of 7 employees (4 FTE) and is responsible for the efficient administration and management of the library. The library serves a community of 3,365 year round residents and a large seasonal community and has an operating budget of $ 390,000.00. The ideal candidate will be tech savvy with a thorough understanding, working knowledge and appreciation for cutting edge technology.   The new library building was completed in 2014 and offers meeting rooms for library and community use, a cozy fireplace, and comfortable seating with a beautiful view of Mount Sunapee. The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library and the Abbott Library Foundation to raise funds and advocate for the library.  

Information on the library and a job description can be found at www.abbottlibrary.org 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; 2 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library.

Starting Salary Range: $56,992.00 - $62,920.00 with an excellent benefit package

Closing Date:  January 27, 2017

EOE

Application:  If interested please send a letter of application, resume and 3 references by email to:
Carol Brudnicki, Secretary
Abbott Library Trustees
Carol@Brudnicki.com

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Subject Specialist, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

DEADLINE TO APPLY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Apply at http://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com
POSITION TITLE: Supervisor / Specialist I
GRADE LEVEL: 9
SALARY RANGE: $17.18 - $25.19, Hourly
FLSA: Non-Exempt

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Positions classified in this grade are professional in nature and involve working as part of the Reference Team, under the general supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, in meeting library and departmental goals. Decision-making and problem solving, including interpretation of library policy and the exercise of independent judgment are necessary. In-depth knowledge and ability in advanced library procedures, including research and the teaching of research skills are required. Comfort with technology and a commitment to keeping tech skills current are essential. Initiative in project planning and outreach to promote library services in the community is desired. Public desk staffing is routinely involved. Some clerical tasks are assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs specific tasks assigned by the supervisor, including one time and ongoing projects.
  • Initiates and/or manages programs to promote library services.
  • Makes selections for purchase in areas of subject specialty.
  • Coordinates acquisition of library's periodical collection, or coordinates library's interlibrary loan services, performing associated clerical duties.
  • Applies problem solving abilities; routinely addresses complaints.
  • Performs complex catalog, database and internet searches.
  • Provides public desk coverage, including assisting library patrons by answering reference questions of higher complexity; by locating and using department materials and equipment; and by maintaining public decorum.
  • Assists in the training and supervision of subordinate staff.
  • Identifies opportunities and accepts assignments for program planning and execution, which may include budgeting, space planning, promotion, report writing and associated outreach.
  • Uses the library's audio-visual, office and computer equipment and resources, and may routinely offer training to staff and/or public in its use.
  • May be cross-trained for grade-appropriate professional assignments in other library departments.
  • Other duties as assigned, including clerical and shelving tasks as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Library Director and/or Senior Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assigns work to Library Aides, Library Assistants, Senior Assistants, Senior Technicians in the absence of the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: A master's degree in library science. Exceptional candidates with a combination of three years of related experience and/or education will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Specialized knowledge of library operations and services.
  • Skill in collecting, organizing and analyzing numerical data.
  • General knowledge of office procedures.
  • Knowledge of current trends in field of expertise (e.g., online searching, business resources, music and arts resources, local history, genealogy, archives, etc.).
  • Knowledge of reference services and sources
  • Solid understanding of integrated library systems, computing, mobile technology and basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting.
  • Ability to discern patrons' needs and to communicate clearly when answering questions and providing information.
  • Skill in personal time management.
  • Skill in written communication.
  • Ability to organize and present information to a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with general public in an urban library setting.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: The employee is required to use a variety of desktop and portable computer devices, general office equipment, digital microfilm reader and printers, and may be required to use digital camera.

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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to manage multiple patron inquiries, in person or on the phone, maintain a service desk presence, and move items up to 20 lbs.
  • The position requires routine work on computer screens with text, images and numerical data.

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

  • Work is performed in an open, public environment with significant foot traffic.
  • This position requires routine evening and Saturday assignments. At these times the employee may be the senior staff member on duty in the library.

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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Youth Librarian, Lenox Library Association, Lenox, MA

The Lenox Library Association has an immediate opening for its Youth Librarian position. We seek a dynamic, enthusiastic advocate for youth literacy. 

Masters Degree in Library Science preferred; will consider candidates with commensurate experience.

For more details, see http://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/rss.php?job_id=11193

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Summer Internship Program, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Cambridge, MA

About the Program

Each summer the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University swings open the doors of our vibrant yellow house to welcome a group of talented and curious students as full-time interns - Berkterns! - who are passionate about the promise of the Internet. Finding connected and complementary research inquiries among their diverse backgrounds, students represent all levels of study, are being trained in disciplines across the board, and come from universities all over the world to tackle issues related to the core of the Center's research agenda. Summer interns jump head first into the swirl of the Berkman Klein universe, where they are deeply and substantively involved in our research projects and efforts.

Becoming invaluable contributors to the Center's operation and success, interns conduct collaborative and independent research under the guidance of Berkman Klein staff, fellows, and faculty. Specific roles, tasks, and experiences vary depending on Center needs and interns' skills; a select list of expected opportunities for this coming summer is below. Typically, the workload of each intern is primarily based under one project or suite of projects, with encouragement and flexibility to get involved in additional projects across the Center.

In addition to joining research teams, summer interns participate in special lectures with Berkman Klein Center faculty and fellows, engage each other through community experiences like weekly interns discussion hours, and attend Center-wide events and gatherings with members of the wider Berkman Klein community. As well, each year interns establish new channels for fun and learning, such as organizing debates and pub quizzes; establishing reading groups and book clubs; producing podcasts and videos; and hosting potlucks, cook-offs, and BBQs (fortunately for us, people share).

The word "awesome" has been thrown around to describe our internships, but don't take our word for it.  Interns Royze Adolfo and Hilda Barasa documented the summer 2012 internship experience here.  Former intern Zachary McCune had this to say: "it has been an enchanting summer working at the berkman center for internet & society.  everyday, i get to hang out with some of the most brilliant people on the planet. we talk, we write (emails), we blog, we laugh, we play rock band. and when things need to get done, we stay late hyped on free coffee and leftover food. it is a distinct honor to be considered a peer among such excellent people. and i am not just talking about the fellows, staff, and faculty, though they are all outstanding. no, i mean my peers as in my fellow interns, who are almost definitely the ripening next generation of changemakers."

Time Commitment

The summer 2017 program will run from Monday, June 5, 2017 through Friday, August 11, 2017.  Summer internships are full time positions (35 hours/week).

Payment

Interns are paid $11.50 an hour, with the exception of certain opportunities for law students who receive summer public interest funds (more about these specific cases at the link for law students below).

No other benefits are provided, and interns must make their own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements.

Commitment to Diversity

The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, disability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

Eligibility

  • Internships are open to students enrolled across the full spectrum of disciplines.

  • Internships are open to students at different levels of academic study including those in bachelor's, master's, law, and Ph.D programs.  We also welcome applications from recent graduates and those in between academic programs.

  • Summer interns do not need to be U.S. residents or in school in the U.S.; indeed, we encourage international students to apply. 

  • Selected interns must be authorized to be employed in the United States during the summer.  The Berkman Klein Center works with the Harvard International Office (HIO) to sponsor J-1 Student Intern Visas, which permit employment, for selected summer interns who meet the visa requirements.  More information can be found on the HIO website athttp://hio.harvard.edu/j-student-intern-visa.

  • Summer interns do not need an existing affiliation with Harvard University.

Select Expected Summer 2017 Opportunities

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
We are seeking to hire a small group of interns to focus exclusively on research related to artificial intelligence and how to shape its development in a way that advances the public good. Machine learning and related computational techniques present a new set of challenges for not only engineers and computer scientists, but also for social scientists, ethicists and philosophers, legal scholars, economists, and policymakers. Candidates for this position should be eager to work across a variety of different disciplines. Throughout the summer, the interns will work closely with a team of researchers and faculty members at Berkman Klein to conduct research that helps conceptualize the challenges and implications of AI (broadly defined), and works toward identifying practical solutions and tools. Tasks may include (a) writing research memos, op-eds, and articles, (b) researching and synthesizing a variety of AI-focused articles, books, and other publications and (c) supporting the Center's work across a range of topics relating to AI, algorithms, and machine learning. This position requires high degrees of flexibility, strong writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to find, absorb, critically analyze, and debate large amounts of materials from various sources and across disciplines. No technical background is required.

Communications
The Berkman Klein communications team is looking for a creative, motivated candidate to work  on variety of editorial, administration, and digital media tasks that help tell the Berkman Klein story to the public and target audiences. The comms intern may be asked to assist with any aspect of the Center's communications activities, including editing and writing website and social media content, designing materials, pitching in with multimedia production, assisting with events and outreach, and developing new and creative ways to share and amplify the research and other activities undertaken by the Center and its projects. It is a great position for someone looking to familiarize her/himself with the Berkman Klein Center community, its activities and interests, and the Internet and society issues of the day. The right candidate will be sharp, flexible, and reliable and will possess strong organizational skills to help juggle multiple tasks, people, and projects. An understanding of both traditional and social media is key for this position. Interest across the broad areas of Berkman Klein research is big plus. Familiarity with website content management systems, Mailchimp, InDesign, audio editing, and media monitoring software is helpful, but not required.

Freedom of Expression
The Berkman Klein Center's suite of freedom of expression-related projects, including Internet Monitor, is seeking a small team of interns to conduct research on Internet filtering, monitoring, and control efforts around the globe; engage in related data gathering efforts using online sources; contribute to report writing; blog regularly about issues concerning online freedom of expression; and manage various projects' social media accounts.  In the past, interns have also supported research on blogospheres and other online communities around the world, contributed to literature reviews, and hand coded online content.  Foreign language skills, particularly in Persian, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese, are useful.  More information about some of the Berkman Klein Center's work on freedom of expression can be found at the following link: https://thenetmonitor.org.

Cyberlaw Clinic
The Cyberlaw Clinic provides pro bono legal services to individuals, startups, non-profit and other mission-driven organizations, and government entities. Every summer, Clinic interns contribute to a range of real-world projects related to the Internet and technology. Interns may assist the Clinic team in providing guidance on copyright and trademark issues; support advocacy efforts to protect civil liberties; consider domestic and global human rights impacts of technology on privacy and free expression; and work with agencies and organizations that promote innovation in the delivery of government services. Interns in the Cyberlaw Clinic can expect direct hands-on experience working with clients under the supervision of the Clinic's staff attorneys. More information about the Cyberlaw Clinic can be found at http://clinic.cyber.harvard.edu.

Cybersecurity 
The Cybersecurity Project is engaging in a clean-slate evaluation of the set of responsibilities related to foreign intelligence gathering, which has expanded to include the exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and cross border data access reform. In this project, we aim to identify concrete steps to clarify roles and boundaries for the intelligence community, the corporate sector, academics, non-profits, and individuals; to examine how the cybersecurity risks are conceptualized and assessed by governments and companies, particularly companies with global operations; and to rebuild legitimacy and public support for cross-sectoral cybersecurity policies and practices. In 2016, the Project published its first report on the "going dark" debate around the increasing use of encryption in commonly available consumer products. More information about the project can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/cybersecurity.

Digital Finance Initiative
The Digital Finance Initiative at the Berkman Klein Center studies the legal and social impact of digitally networked platforms for finance and property rights. We are particularly interested in the potential new technologies offer for greater access to and participation in financial services, property systems and overall economic governance. As finance and property systems modernize, critical questions arise about interoperability, data standards, transparency, and network governance. The right answers can spur innovation, decrease systemic risk, and increase stability for the billions of people who are on the margins of today's global economy.  Interns joining the team will be immersed in current research, and will work with leading startups and researchers in the field.  They will will have a chance to build sites and tools to analyze and visualize data and to write and research on related topics of their choosing. Depending on the candidates' skills and interests tasks may include: researching historical market structure innovation and governance models for financial services and property registries; analyzing different types of property and rights in property created by blockchain networks; summarize prior original research and draft findings; and/or gathering and analyzing data related to the accessibility of financial services.  A candidate for this position could further contribute by publishing findings from their work as blog posts and articles.

Geek Cave Software Development
The Berkman Klein Geek Cave is a great place to dive into technical and software development projects over the summer. Interns joining the Geek Cave will work to extend open source development projects of various kinds. We have four fun, talented, devoted, full-time developers on staff, which interns will work with to help hone their 1337 skillz. Interns will also have opportunities to manage the complex system of hamster wheels that keep the network moving. Our team also regularly works with ruby, php, bash, javascript, elasticsearch, solr, postgresql, and a slew of other tools. Geek Cave interns applying this summer should be familiar with one or more of [ruby, php, javascript]. Experience with ubuntu linux, rails, meteor, wordpress and drupal is a plus. More info about the projects that we work on can be found on our github organization page: http://github.com/berkmancenter.

Global Access in Action
Global Access in Action (GAiA), a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is seeking a paid summer intern from June to August 2017. GAiA conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combating the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world's most vulnerable populations.  For examples of our previous work, see here and here. Interns will be responsible for assisting with a variety of tasks including research, writing, event management, project administration, and communications.  In particular, interns will help with:  (1) general administrative support for the project; (2) assistance in finalizing work product on model statutes designed to increase access to medicines; (3) ongoing work with pharmaceutical companies interested in implementing better access to medicine strategies; and (4) communications and outreach for GAiA. We are looking for candidates who are detail-oriented, hard-working, and committed to global public health.  Experience with global health, intellectual property, competition law, and communications are helpful but not required.

Harmful Speech Online
The Berkman Klein Center conducts research, policy analysis, and network building efforts devoted to the study of harmful and hate speech online, in close collaboration with the Center for Communication Governance at National Law University in New Delhi, the Digitally Connected network, and in conjunction with Network of Centers (NoC). This effort seeks research assistants who will contribute to the development research methods and protocols to enable and support robust cross-country comparisons; study and document country experiences, including the policies and practices of governments and private companies, as well as civil society initiatives and responses; and build and expand research, advocacy, and support networks. Summer interns may help to work on reviewing and synthesizing relevant literature across fields; help gather data; analyze digital, social, and other forms of online media and discourse; write and edit essays, publications, and translational communications; and work with collaborators and researchers around the world.  More information can be found at https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/99203.

Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP)
HOAP fosters open access (OA) to research, advises on OA policies and projects, undertakes research on OA, and provides OA to timely and accurate information about OA itself. HOAP interns may enlarge the Open Access Directory (OAD), a wiki-based encyclopedia of OA, help with ongoing OA research projects, or contribute to the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), a social-tagging project organizing knowledge about OA. They might also help document and promote TagTeam, a HOAP-directed open-source tagging platform built at the Berkman Klein Center to support OATP. More information about HOAP can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap.

Lumen
Lumen is a website, database, and research project that collects and studies requests to remove material from online.   Our goals are to conduct and facilitate research on these removal requests by academics, journalists and policy-makers, and to provide as much transparency to the Internet-using public as possible about the "ecology" of such requests, in terms of who is sending them, why, to whom, and to what effect.  Lumen is looking for several energetic internally motivated candidates who are or soon will become college undergraduates, and who have an interest in technology, law, and policy.  A summer intern working for Lumen will primarily be responsible for data entry, curation, and redaction, including coding metadata and working with source partners to facilitate the ingestion and processing of notices outside of Lumen's automated processes. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on a wider range of assignments including: writing blog posts; updating news and research resources for on-site publication; managing and contributing to Lumen social media presence, event planning and management; and assisting when necessary with research and writing projects.  Some thoughts from past summer interns about their experience can be found here and here, and more information about Lumen is at http://www.lumendatabase.org.

Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data
The Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data project brings together expertise in computer science, statistics, law, policy, and social science across five research centers across Harvard and MIT. It seeks to develop methods, tools, and policies to further the tremendous research potential of data containing information about individuals while protecting privacy. The legal team, led by Prof. Urs Gasser at the Berkman Klein Center, explores cross-disciplinary approaches to data privacy and devises new privacy frameworks, legal instruments, and policy recommendations that complement privacy-preserving technologies being developed in the project. To support this work, the Berkman Klein team is looking for rising second and third-year law students to conduct research and analysis on topics related to privacy law and policy. Summer interns will write legal memoranda on selected topics in privacy law and policy, draft data sharing agreements, survey the academic literature on privacy, contribute to the development of new tools for privacy and data sharing, and attend lectures and events with privacy experts from a wide range of disciplines. More information about the project can be found on the Privacy Tools project website at http://privacytools.seas.harvard.edu.

Responsive Communities 
Responsive Communities, led by Professor Susan Crawford, addresses the most important issues of social justice, civil liberties, and economic development involving Internet access and government use of data. The initiative offers a forum for meaningful engagement across academia, government, and industry. One of the major initiative projects for 2017 is a new book that makes the case for a universal upgrade to fiber-optic telecommunications infrastructure.  Responsive Communities seeks interns to assist with research for the new book, Fiber, which will explore the future--of communications, healthcare, education, and environmental sustainability, among others--that no country, including the US, will have unless it makes a concerted, nationwide move to ubiquitous and affordable last-mile fiber-optic communications and competing advanced wireless services.  Interns will work closely with Professor Crawford, should be willing to conduct some interviews and dig into primary and secondary research, and will contribute to the book and accompanying long-form and short-form writing projects. Ideal candidates will have meticulous research and strong writing skills, demonstrate strong organizational skills, and and be self-motivated. Video of a fall 2016 luncheon talk Professor Crawford gave about Responsive Communities may be found here.

Special Projects with Executive Director Urs Gasser 
We are seeking to hire a small team of summer interns to work on a variety of projects undertaken by Berkman Klein's Executive Director Urs Gasser, including but not limited to, a new project that explores the evolving role of law in the digital age, engineering a "re-coding" of cyberlaw that better aligns the law with the spheres of technological innovations such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, and new modes of blended, multimodal governance. Please read Urs' article in the Harvard Law Review Forum, "Recoding Privacy Law: Reflections on the Future Relationship Among Law, Technology, and Privacy," for more information. Additional research topics during the internship include privacy, cybersecurity, comparative law, digital health, interoperability, and Internet governance. Tasks include (a) research for presentations and events, op-eds, a book, and articles, (b) editorial work, and (c) general support on a range of international initiatives. This position requires high degrees of flexibility, strong communication skills, as well as the ability to find, absorb, critically analyze, and debate large amounts of written and other media materials from a various sources. This position is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing graduate or legal studies in the future, as well as those individuals currently enrolled in graduate or law school. Knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. More information about Urs' research can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser.

Technology, Law and Library Innovation
The Library Innovation Lab explores intersections of technology, law and libraries. Each summer we welcome 2-3 Berkman Klein Center interns to collaborate on projects big and small with our band of developers, designers, lawyers and librarians. This summer, as part of our Caselaw Access Project, we'll be experimenting with a huge new dataset of all US court decisions, working on an API to promote public access and research use of the data, and pursuing small discovery and demonstration projects to help illustrate the possible uses of this important dataset. We're also working to transform textbooks and expand open educational resources through a major redesign and relaunch of our H2O platform. And we're building open source software called Perma.cc that helps scholars, courts and many others preserve web citations against link rot. Those are some of our big projects. We also have many other small sketches and explorations in motion all the time. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and perspectives who share our enthusiasm for this work. Technical expertise is great but not required. Please join us!

Youth and Media
During a summer at Youth and Media, summer interns will contribute to various researchadvocacy, and development initiatives around youth and technology. By understanding young people's interactions with digital media, this highly collaborative project aims to gain detailed insights into youth media practices and digital fluencies, harness the associated opportunities, address challenges, and ultimately shape the evolving regulatory and educational framework in a way that advances the public interest.  For 2017, we are looking for candidates that (1) have interest and experience in qualitative research methods to assist with analyzing focus group and one-on-one interviews around topics of privacy, the digital economy, and artificial intelligence, youth use of the Internet in developing countries, and new ways of learning, (2) master various types of writing (grant writing, memo writing, report writing, newsletter writing, literature review, and so on) and editing, (3) are interested in developing curricular material (e.g. modules) and other learning tools (e.g. games), and (4) ideally have experience in graphic design, coding, and/or media production.  See what past Youth and Media summer interns said about their time at Youth and Media here and here.

To Apply

We know what you're thinking. Yes please. I want that. That sounds magical.  Did I mention that I have incredible dance moves?  Here's what you should do...

  • Law students: please find application instructions and important additional information here.
  • Students from disciplines other than law: please find more information and application instructions here.

The application deadline for all students for summer 2017 is Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Questions?

Please start with our Summer Internship Program FAQ

Have questions not covered in the FAQ? Email Rebecca Tabasky at rtabasky@cyber.harvard.edu.

https://cyber.harvard.edu/getinvolved/internships_summer

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Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

LOCATION:   Reference and Research Services Department

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.

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

Located in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, the Reference and Research Services Department provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and international studies.  Units in the Department include Educational Outreach, Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, Microforms and Newspapers, Research Data Services, and the Research Commons, with a total staff of 36. Librarians provide consultation, reference, instruction, and collections in support of their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian delivers responsive and innovative information services in support of the Department of Biology, actively building relationships with faculty, researchers, staff, and students in the biological sciences, botany, and zoology.  The position collaborates with a team of natural sciences librarians to provide Libraries services to programs across the life sciences, and serves as the sciences research data services liaison. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Serves as a member of the natural sciences team, providing an array of responsive services and resources that meet the needs of many science disciplines, including the biological sciences, botany, zoology, forestry, fisheries, oceanography, marine affairs, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, and earth and space sciences, as well as the many research centers managed by these programs.  Participates in meetings of the Science Librarians group and is an active member of the Sciences Teaching Community.
  • Initiates and establishes liaison relationships with faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Biology, providing instruction, reference, and consultation services, and participating in departmental activities. In consultation with colleagues, develops collections in the biological sciences, botany, and zoology.  Creates and maintains research guides and other tools in the biological sciences.
  • Collaborates with Research Data Services and the Science Librarians in supporting data services in the sciences, including the provision of tools and services for organizing, storing, and sharing research data.  Assists science faculty and students in managing the entire lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types.  Serves as the liaison between Research Data Services and the Sciences Librarians, developing expertise in data management and sharing that with colleagues.
  • Provides other services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework
  • Uses assessment data to inform the development of new services as new needs arise in the life sciences fields, following trends in scholarly communication and e-science.
  • Provides general reference services online and in-person.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness in previous professional or academic activities.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of knowledge or interest in research data management practices and services and the willingness to assume leadership in this area for the sciences.
  • Evidence of interest in and ability to learn and apply new technologies to user services.

Preferred

  • One to two years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Experience in collection development
  • Experience working with researchers and students in sciences disciplines
  • Experience with research data management practices and services
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or extensive study in the biological or related sciences 

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

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 PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic 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)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Biological Sciences and Sciences Research Data Services Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 10, 2017.

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

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

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

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

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Cataloging Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of print monographs and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials.

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the end of the semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station.

  • During the internship you will:
  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian
State Library of Massachusetts
laura.schaub@state.ma.us

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Open Publishing Librarian, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University Libraries is seeking applicants for an Open Publishing Librarian.


This Position at the Syracuse University Libraries leads the Libraries' open publishing services for the University community.  The position develops, champions, and assesses business models for open publishing, broad technical requirements, partnerships, strategy, and necessary policies and procedures. The position helps the Libraries serve the University not only as its principal buyer and lessor of scholarship, but by enhancing its global reputation through open
distribution of its scholarly and creative works.

The position leads Syracuse University's institutional repository (SURFACE) and manages a variety of projects to produce high-quality digital publications in multiple genres and formats.  The position provides outreach and support for open publishing initiatives, including open journals; provides copyright services on the Libraries' behalf; promotes author rights to University researchers, and promotes the development and adaptation of open educational resources. It also shapes connections between instructional programming and scholarly communication through the development of new collaborative partnerships and through assisting faculty and researchers to make greater use of services provided via  SURFACE.

This position requires:

  • At least 1 year of experience in an academic library or research setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 2 years plus digital scholarly publishing experience - ideally in an open context
  • Strong understanding of contemporary developments in digital publishing, open access initiatives, open educational resources, and the open publishing landscape, including copyright and other author's rights
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary developments in digital research
  • Demonstrated experience with scholarly editorial practices
  • Experience with repository software, services, and functional development
  • Solid budgetary and management experience
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical tools, including producing reports, visualizing data and communicating findings

The job is posted at: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/68328.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of California, San Diego, CA

The Scholarly Communications Librarian, a new position that provides leadership and develops strategies for the effective promulgation of information about scholarly communications and open access publishing issues to campus user communities.

  • Lead the Library in defining strategies and services that support faculty and researchers in exercising their publishing options and that also help ensure sustainable and open access to information resources needed by our university.
  • Advise the campus community on issues of open access; offer guidance on the UC Open Access policies to faculty, students, and staff; and provide consultations and informed recommendations on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, copyright and fair use, database licensing, and user privacy issues.
  • Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are non-Senate academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting the University's rich and diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, ability, and ethnic backgrounds. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to contribute professionally with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through active participation in professional organizations.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins January 23, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01302

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Associate Fellows, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Now recruiting:

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Stipend: $53,435; 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 27, 2017

Apply online here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to 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. 

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

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  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 https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html Application deadline is January 27, 2017.   Between 4 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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Special Collections Research Services Assistant, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation the Special Collections Research Services Assistant performs first-response reference services at the UConn Library's John P. McDonald Reading Room.  This position assists users with reference and general information requests, provides excellent customer service, locates and retrieves requested materials, and ensures University, UConn Library, and user standards and ethics are maintained.  This position is responsible for collecting, aggregating, and reporting statistics relating to Archives & Special Collections operations and events and performing other related duties to support the goals and priorities of the Archives & Special Collections Unit.

A complete job description including required qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and further information about the UConn Library can be found at: http://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/professional/.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of April 28, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment.  Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu.  To ensure consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by February 5, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Research Analyst, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, an LAC Group company, is looking for a Research Analyst for a large national law firm with offices in Los Angeles.  The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Handling document delivery and interlibrary loans.
  • Helping patrons use the resources.
  • Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing products and recommending changes to the collection.
  • Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
  • 2 years of legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.

Please apply online at: Careers | LIBGIG
LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce. 

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Book Conservation Summer 2017 Internship, Boston College John J. Burns Library, Chestnut Hill, MA

Book Conservation Internship summer 2017 at The John J. Burns Library for rare books, special collections, and
archives at Boston College is pleased to offer a summer internship in the Library's conservation lab. Under the direction of the Burns Library conservator, the intern will perform project-based book conservation. Projects will include the constructing archival clamshell boxes for early printed books, conditioning older leather bindings, and creating Mylar wrappers for modern volumes. Additionally, the intern may assist with a pamphlet housing project. Discussions with the conservator regarding: treatment options and documentation, climate control, emergency response and other conservation issues will also be offered.

The internship requires 10 hours per week (Tuesday-Thursday) work on site early June through July 2017. The intern will be responsible for his or her own transportation and parking. This is an unpaid internship.

Applicants must be fluent in English and demonstrate positive communication skills. Applicants must be recent graduates or currently enrolled at an advanced level in a recognized conservation or bookbinding program. Capabilities required at time of internship include box-making and leather binding repair. Applicants must have knowledge of conservation and preservation principles.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at The John J. Burns Library. Applications and supporting materials should be sent electronically to barbara.hebard@bc.edu by May 5, 2017.

Interviews will be conducted in mid-May 2017 with the intern selection made by May 22, 2017.

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Web, Archive, & Digital Asset Management Summer Intern, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA

The primary focus of this internship is to help with various facets of digital and web asset management under the supervision of the Web Administrator. Additional time will be spent helping to catalogue and organize Boston Ballet's in situ archives (mostly photography and ephemera). 

Responsibilities:
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)
    • Upload assets digital asset management platform 
    • Help organize, catalogue, and assign metadata, keywords, and descriptions to assets in the DAM
  • Web
    • Upload content and assets to the web CMS
    • Using uploaded content and assets create for publication on bostonballet.org
  • Boston Ballet Archives
    • Help catalogue and organize photography pertaining to Boston Ballet history and performances
    • Conduct research on assets housed in the archives through Playbills, social media and traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters
    • Assist in the digitization of photography and other materials
    • Assist in the preparation for storage of archival materials
  • Other projects as assigned. 
Qualifications: 
  • Currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program 
  • Able to commit to 8-10 hours per week minimum 
  • Familiarity with DAM platforms 
  • Familiarity with CMS platforms especially WYSIWYG formats a plus
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as scanners
  • Familiarity with best practice for archival cataloguing 
  • Independent and self-motivated 
  • Ability to analyze, edit, and prioritize information 
  • Strong organization skills 
  • Proficiency in general office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • College level writing skills 
  • Strong research skills and proficiency with internet search tools
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, creativity, humor, and a love for the arts is encouraged 
  • Knowledge of ballet and/or ballet history is a plus 
Boston Ballet internships are unpaid. Boston Ballet internships are for credit (preferred) or on a volunteer basis. 
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to internships@bostonballet.org. IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Knowledge Services and Technical Literacy Internship, Cambridge Innovation Institute, Needham, MA

Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is offering an internship opportunity, available immediately, to candidates who seek practical experience in key areas of corporate knowledge and technology services. The intern will have the opportunity to contribute directly towards the development of services, products, policies, and other aspects of service development and delivery.

This internship uniquely positions the intern to support and learn from cross-functional departments within Cambridge Innovation institute. The intern will work with managers in Knowledge and Information Services (KIS) and Information Technology (IT) on projects relating to developing information and technology services, including developing information and technology literacy. This includes participating in the expansion of the corporate training site and its contents, redesigning and rebranding the services of KIS, redeveloping the KIS intranet site, and developing search training material for staff. Projects will involve balancing detail-orientation and the opportunity to apply broader perspectives. CII's Intranet is a SharePoint site that is integrated with Office365 and OneDrive. 

This internship will suit candidates who are interested in learning how to apply principles they have learned in courses related to knowledge management, technology, information services, online and digital information services, including site/product/service usability (user interfaces, metadata, search optimization, etc.). Candidates should have an interest in helping to meet users' information, knowledge, and technical needs; understanding needs/problems and developing solutions; applying strong writing and communication skills; and working with technology. Experience in SharePoint, writing (technical, scientific, journalism, or business communication), and training would be helpful, but is not required.

This position involves 10-15 hours per week. Working hours are flexible during weekdays. Compensation is $15/hour. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to ssamson@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com.

Cambridge Innovation Institute (CII) is a knowledge-based company that supports the development of knowledge and innovation in scientific, technical, engineering, and medical organizations and disciplines. We provide cutting-edge events, publishing, and training to leading commercial, academic, government and research organizations across the life science and energy industries. To learn more about the Cambridge Innovation Institute, please visit: http://www.cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com/
$15/hour
Please send your cover letter and resume to Shauna Samson, ssamson@cambridgeinnovationinstitute.com.

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2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a paid, 10-week internship that will take place from May 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017. 

Undergraduate and graduate students accepted into the Junior Fellows Program are invited to Washington, DC to collaborate with world-class curators and specialists on an exciting array of projects that span the vast collections of the world's largest library. The work of the Junior Fellows results in access and information for students, teachers, librarians, researchers, and historians across the world. Junior Fellows combine their interests and skills to make materials available - for example, cataloging items and creating finding aids to facilitate research; utilizing scientific inquiry to support preservation efforts; and curating sets of materials into onsite and online web exhibits! Read more about the 2017 projects and the desired skills and knowledge required for each, here: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/about.html

For more details, visit us at the Junior Fellows Program website: http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/.
The application for the 2017 program is available here (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459175100/) on USAJOBS (or search using keyword: Junior Fellows), until Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:59PM ET.

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Project Manager for Online Exhibitions, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Location: Harvard Library (90 Mt. Auburn St & other locations as required)
Normal Work Week: Tuesdays 1-3pm, other hours flexible, 8-10 hrs/week
Compensation: $15/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Digital Learning & UX department at Harvard Library is seeking an intern to work as a project manager for a new library-wide task force investigating online exhibitions platforms. The intern will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project wiki, etc.), doing background research, summarizing data, and may have the opportunity to conduct interviews with stakeholders. 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Attend biweekly task force meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation.
  • Transcribe stakeholder interviews and code data.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Previous experience conducting qualitative research preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in archives or special collections preferred.
  • Experience working with library or museum exhibitions preferred. 

Start Date: January 31, 2017 (preferred)

End Date: May 30, 2017 (negotiable) 

Contact information:

Kris M. Markman, Ph.D.
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Kris Markman at the above email address.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Temporary Library Assistant - Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Summary:

The Historical & Special Collections ("HSC") team in the Harvard Law School Library seeks a flexible and engaged person who seeks broad-based experience in a busy and multifaceted special collections department. The Harvard Law School is preparing for its Bicentennial in late 2017, and HSC will be mounting an exhibit and engaging in research projects to support the event. The Temporary Library Assistant will assist HSC in its daily operations and work on projects related to the Bicentennial.

This is a part-time, temporary position, running approximately 8 months from February through September 2017. The position reports to Karen Beck, Manager, Historical & Special Collections.

Typical Duties

  • Staff HSC's reading room - help onsite researchers use HSC's materials; explain and enforce policies for safe handling of the collection.
  • Support research, imaging, and conservation projects by requesting, delivering, and retrieving HSC's materials from various campus locations.
  • Assist with Bicentennial-related physical plant projects.
  • Locate and provide images from HSC's collections for the Bicentennial exhibit and other projects.
  • Perform online and in-person research associated with the Bicentennial exhibit and related projects.
  • Assist the Exhibit Team with writing, editing, and reviewing content.
  • Support HSC staff working on projects related to the Bicentennial; these may include researching and implementing an exhibit touch-screen display; working with exhibit designers; assisting with the installation of exhibit cases.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Schedule Monday - Friday, 17 hours per week; 4-5 days per week, 3-5 hours per day between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm. The term of the position runs approximately from February 2017 through September 2017.

Experience and Education

Required

  • BA degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Familiar with MS Office environment
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve books

Strongly Preferred

  • MLS or other library/information science degree - completed or in process
  • Experience working in a library special collections environment
  • Experience handling special collections materials
  • Demonstrated library and archival research skills

Salary and Benefits $22 per hour, no benefits

For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to awalker@law.harvard.edu.

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Head, Research Services, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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 the largest publicly funded library system in New England, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources and Scholarly Communications and in the development of innovative student spaces including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native, founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and is home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. 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 Head of the Research Services department, who will:

  1. Provide innovative leadership to redefine the future roles and responsibilities of the department, expanding the discipline-based focus to include a functional model of library engagement.
  2. Develop, implement, and deliver library research services and initiatives to support the scholarly and academic activities of faculty, researchers, and students, including functional and discipline-specific instructional and research support, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and systematic reviews.
  3. Provide overall direction for a diverse group of staff to develop and implement a research services program.
  4. Supervise and mentor departmental personnel as individuals and as a team.  Monitor staff training opportunities to ensure staff have the skills and tools necessary for supporting 21st century library services in a rapidly changing environment.
  5. Empower staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels, holding staff accountable for successful completion of assignments, establishing workloads and procedures, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching and counseling as needed.  
  6. Align departmental planning, priorities, goals, objectives and services with strategic initiatives of the Libraries and the University.
  7. Develop metrics for success and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  8. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services, programs and the usesr experience.
  9. Formulate, revise, and implement policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs. Interpret such policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff as necessary.
  10. Serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments.
  11. Oversee the development of web sites, tutorials, and/or other online tools in support of discipline-based instruction and research support.
  12. Collaborate closely on research service projects with all relevant library stakeholders including Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Services, Science & Engineering Library, Information Resource Management, Special Collections & University Archives, and especially Scholarly Communication.
  13. Monitor, select, and assess (evaluate) collection and information resources in all formats in support of the teaching and research needs of relevant academic departments and programs.
  14. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  15. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups.
  16. Represent the Libraries on appropriate campus committees, and at selected professional meetings and conferences as required.
  17. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they relate to library services. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  18. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five years of successful supervisory, management and leadership experience in an academic library, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.  
  3. Demonstrated expertise in developing services with high-level support for faculty research needs,
  4. Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends, and the ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving services and technologies.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  7. Experience in applying innovative instructional techniques.
  8. Experience facilitating groups.
  9. Commitment to professional development.
  10. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy.
  11. 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.
  12. Advanced degree in subject area, mentoring experience, and successful experience in grant writing, preferred.
  13. Working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferred.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=80266 and submit a complete application, including: letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 20, 2017 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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Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit Manager, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

A career opportunity is available at Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP).  We are seeking a highly motivated person to oversee the effective management of our Resource Sharing & Collections Maintenance Unit.  Reporting to the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Director, you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection.  You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons. 

Our accessible campus is located in Corvallis, Oregon, a short drive to the coast, Portland, and many other recreational opportunities.

OSULP is an organization that encourages knowledge of and respect for other cultures or backgrounds. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2017.  The full announcement and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/36837.  Look for posting # P00977UF.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Richard Sapon-White, search committee chair (richard.sapon-white@oregonstate.edu).

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Temporary Project Librarian, Berklee/Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

The Berklee and Boston Conservatory Libraries are seeking a temporary librarian to assist on a weeding/collection management project.  The project is expected to start ASAP and continue through the Spring 2017 semester.  There is a possibility of the position continuing beyond that point as a temporary position. 

Job Description

The goal of the project is to compare classical music and musical theater scores between the Berklee Stan Getz Library and the Conservatory Albert Alphin Library in order to consolidate scores into one location. Utilizing reports from a recent GreenGlass project, searching the Koha and Evergreen catalogs, and using specific criteria as instructed, the project worker will systematically go through lists of scores and compare editions, physical conditions, and types of scores in order to determine which scores will be transferred to the Alphin Library, weeded altogether from the Getz Library, or sent to storage. The project worker will coordinate the weeding and de-accessioning of scores and arrange for the removal of the scores from the Getz Library to the Alphin Library or prepare the scores for shipment to Better World Books or for storage. Depending on the progress made and time available, other similar projects may be assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • MLS; 1-2 years work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent music background.
  • Familiarity with searching ILS systems; experience using Koha and/or Evergreen a plus.
  • Previous exposure to music cataloging.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Interested and qualified candidates should email a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to Jennifer Hunt: jhunt3@berklee.edu.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Part-Time Library Clerk, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

The Wayland Public Library is seeking a person to perform technical service tasks such as materials ordering, receiving, and book processing. 

Schedule: Currently, two afternoons per week for a total of 5 hours.

Previous tech services work preferred.  Familiarity with computers preferred.  Experience with III Millennium ILS system a plus.  Current hourly rate is $15.69 per hour. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Dana Mastroianni, Director (dmastroianni@minlib.net), Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, MA  01778. Position open until filled.

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Director, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Boston, MA

From launching an eBook program that serves public, school, and academic libraries, to opening five new libraries in the past eight months, to groundbreaking digitization projects and an exemplary Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) direct grant program, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is at the center of innovative library services. The MBLC is currently seeking a Director with the vision and the practical expertise to keep us moving forward.

As Director, you will enjoy working with a motivated nine-member, Governor-appointed Commission and an award-winning staff in a creative environment that focuses on improving and developing library services for all residents in the Commonwealth. You will bring together political leaders, library agencies, the library community and others around important library issues and will be responsible for planning, initiating, promoting and evaluating statewide library service programs. The MBLC also administers funding to provide services for residents with vision loss or physical disabilities through the Worcester Talking Book Library and the nationally-recognized Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library.

Responsibilities

A comprehensive statement of responsibilities can be found here. The most immediate include:

  • Understand the full scope of the MBLC's programs, services, and funding.
  • Refine and implement the strategic plan.
  • Work with the Public Library Construction Team to award provisional grants to successful applicants from $150 million capital bond bill.
  • Initiate relationships with members of the Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Public Library, Library Network Directors, Directors of the Talking Book Libraries, Center for the Book, cabinet secretaries, legislators, and the Massachusetts library community.

About The MBLC

The first state library agency in the nation, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners was founded in 1890 on the democratic principle that all Massachusetts residents should have free, equal access to public library services. Today that mission continues through programs such as the State Aid to Public Libraries Program, the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, direct LSTA grants to libraries, electronic resources, continuing education and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Library System and nine automated networks, trustee and friend advisory and training, and the Library for the Commonwealth at Boston Public Library.

The MBLC has an annual budget of over $25 million in state funds, over $3 million in federal funds and approximately $10-20 million in capital public library construction funds.

Key to the success of our programs are partnerships that include the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Massachusetts Department of Correction, Northeast Document Conservation Center,the Boston Bruins, Boston Children's Museum, USS Constitution Museum, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Massachusetts Office for Refugees & Immigrants, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (Federal) and recently the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state in the country. At the MBLC, we like to think that our amazing libraries have a lot to do with that. In fact, our libraries are busier than many international tourist destinations.

When people are not visiting their library they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts and many more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

Review of applicants begins on February 17, 2017. Please submit a letter of application, résumé online at : https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

  1. Click on blue Job Search tab
  2. Scroll down to the Agency search and select Board of Library Commissioners from the dropdown list
  3. Click Search for Jobs
  4. Choose Administrator IX

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Applications: New England Archivists Mentoring Program

New England Archivists is proud to announce the relaunch of the NEA Mentoring Program. This year-long program will begin in March 2017. Applications and more information about this popular program are available on the NEA website

WHY PARTICIPATE? 
The NEA Mentoring Program offers members the opportunity to participate in Mentoring Circles, which are small groups that typically consist of four to six mentees and two mentors. Diverging from the traditional one-on-one mentoring model, the circle model fosters not only mentoring relationships between the mentors and the mentees, but also peer-mentoring relationships among the mentees and the co-mentors. 

Mentoring Circles aim to: 

  • Encourage the exchange of experiences, challenges, and opportunities to facilitate goal-setting for career and personal development 
  • Build competence and character to reach those goals 
  • Foster self-confidence, communication skills, and collective growth. 


Mentors and mentees are matched to a circle depending on their interests, goals, and availability. The application process includes an initial survey to determine everyone's interests and support the initial matching. All participants should be current NEA members able to commit to a full cycle of the program (seven to nine months)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE 
Please visit the NEA Mentoring page on the NEA website to learn more about the program and to apply to join. Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2017, and applicants will receive further information by March 8, 2017. 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Pam Hopkins (psmhopkins@gmail.com) and Heather Mumford (heather_mumford@hms.harvard.edu).

 

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Information Services/Library intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Overview:

The Information Services/Library intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events.  The intern will work 20 hours per week in Bain's Boston office.

Responsibilities:

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of  basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

Qualifications:

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences

  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment

  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills required

  • Must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently

  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

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Associate Librarian, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

(Technical & Collection Services) (PR090-2/16-17)   


Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library's Technical & Collection Services Division.  This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions and creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adoption of new technological skills and tools. 

Reporting to, as well as advising and assisting, the University Librarian, the successful candidate will serve as a key member of Library's senior leadership team and, assume a vital role in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, the coordination and leading of cross-functional project teams for enhancing the services, operations and developing library policies, while overseeing several technical services functions of the Library.

Applicants should possess a recognised degree plus an MLS or equivalent qualification, with substantial appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of which at least three years at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility.  He/She must be able to demonstrate updated knowledge of academic library resources, systems, services, and trends.  Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse range of people within and outside the Library.  Strong service orientation, ability to manage multiple department operations in a dynamic and changing environment, demonstrated excellent leadership and supervisory skills, solid project management experience, as well as experience performing research, compiling and analysing data, and preparing reports & recommendations are essential.  Excellent communication skills in English are required; additionally, proficiency in written Chinese, spoken Putonghua / Cantonese are desirable.

Those who have responded to the advertisement of Associate Librarian (Technical & Collection Services) posted in September 2016 need not re-apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.  Completed application form should be sent to the same address.  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: Shortlisting will start on 18 February 2017 and until the position is filled.

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Part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The STCC Library is well known among colleagues and students for our strength in support of student learning and of student success.  This position provides reference, computer, database services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at the college.  The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Provides excellent public service at our Reference Desk
  • Develops and maintains effective presentation skills
  • Teach bibliographic instruction classes including research and assignment specific skills
  • Must be aware of communication needs and styles of different learners.
  • Collaborates with Reference Staff  
  • Prepares library subject guides and instructional materials for print and web environments
  • Develop knowledge of new technologies and new techniques in reference services
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics surrounding reference services
  • Assists in planning, implementing and publicizing reference services in innovative ways throughout the college community.
  • Participates in library related social media initiatives.
  • Supports a strong service orientation throughout the library.
  • Participates in the library's liaison program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.           

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or closely related field; with three (3) years experience and/or training that includes library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging, and library information systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Be able to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally.
  • Be comfortable with incorporating emerging technologies into the research process.
  • Demonstrate research proficiency.
  • Be familiar with MLA and APA Style. Familiarity with AMA style is a plus.
  • Understand research methodologies and tools.
  • Enjoys engaging colleagues and students in the joy of research.
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Have an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Acknowledge learning style differences.
  • Must be a team player; and possess strong team communication skills.
  • Be excited about teaching classes and individuals, and demonstrate those skills

Additional Information:

SALARY: $27.60 per hour                                                    

WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time - 18.5 - 22 hours per week during semesters. Up to a total of 960 hours per year.   Evenings and Saturdays as assigned.   

CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2017                        

APPLY TO: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to http://www.stcc.edu

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform act.

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Upper School Librarian, Westminster, Atlanta, GA

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth and 280 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth-- academic, physical, and spiritual.

Job Title: UPPER SCHOOL LIBRARIAN POSITION OVERVIEW

This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School's mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.

In fulfilling our mission to "develop the whole person for college and for life," Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges. Westminster teachers are more than academic experts and serve in a variety of capacities such as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.

Specific to this position, the Carlyle Fraser Library serves a population of 850 students and 100 faculty. The Librarian works closely with the library team to ensure that the Upper School library program is aligned with the mission and vision, of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instruction program. The candidate must be highly organized and able to work effectively with students, teachers, and parent volunteers in the midst of a vibrant, inviting, and changing library environment.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
Reports to: Director of Libraries and Head of Upper School

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Library Science
  • Previous library instruction or teaching experience

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Requisite Skills:

  • Interpersonal Skills
    • Flexible, team-oriented, welcomes challenges, desire to learn and grow
    • Ability to develop good, working relationships with all members of the Westminster community: students, faculty/staff and parents
    • Desire to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and other librarians
    • Willingness to participate in the greater Westminster community through the involvement in extracurricular advisement, coaching or community service
    • A good sense of humor and enjoyment of working with young people
  • Professional Skills
    • Reference experience: classroom instruction and ready reference
    • Cataloging and processing experience
    • Access services experience (circulation and InterLibrary Loan)
    • Ability to make interdisciplinary connections in the curriculum and to partner with faculty in designing curriculum
    • Ability to coordinate and supervise volunteers
    • Knowledge of information ethics and copyright issues
    • Knowledge of 21st century learners
    • Involvement in professional associations
  • Technology Skills
    • Experience with Integrated Library Systems, TLC a plus o Ability to use and teach online databases and other electronic resources to students and faculty
    • Willingness to experiment with new technologies

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster's policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Interested Candidates can click here to apply online

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Part-Time Lending Services Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons, Boston, MA

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will contribute to the organization and supervision of the library's Lending Services department in conjunction with the Coordinator of Library Lending Services. This position will also contribute to supervision of all library operations, providing information literacy instruction to students and faculty, as well as assessment and selection of materials for the library's collection.

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information on-campus and online
  • Assist in the supervision and training of Library Assistants staffing the Lending Services desk
  • Provide assistance and support of all lending services functions
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources
  • Assist in collection and reporting of statistics
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism
  • Maintain and manage course materials and process new reserves for the reserve shelf
  • Assist in adapting existing or developing new procedures and policies for the library's circulation functions
  • Assist and supervise the running of the Library's ID Station and provide assistance to students with resolving escalated issues regarding student IDs
  • Maintains discipline and order in the library
  • Assists with other library operations as necessary and performs other related duties as assigned by the Library Director
  • Works collaboratively as a member of a team with the goal of excellent patron service

Required Qualifications

  • ALA- accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.)
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work days and evenings
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library
  • Proficiency in promoting library resources using social media platforms: Facebook, Library Thing, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, wikis.
  • Knowledge of computer applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Camtasia, Photoshop, Dreamweaver.

Closing Date:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director (vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu). Please cc Andrew McCarthy (ajmccart@bhcc.mass.edu) and Andrew McLaughlin (aemclaug@bhcc.mass.edu) on the email.

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Temporary Records Manager, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), New York, NY

OVERVIEW

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world's leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.

The Records Management program is part of the Information Resources Office, which is dedicated to the maintenance and use of records throughout their lifecycle. The position reports to the Archivist, who manages the Information Resources Office.

The Temporary Records Manager will maintain records management policies and provide overall management and coordination of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Records Management Program. This role is responsible for all activities connected with the life cycle of records including the development and implementation of active physical/electronic filing systems; the preservation and storage and disposal of inactive records, assistance in controlling cost associated with physical/electronic creation, storage, and retrieval; and other aspects of records and electronic management as required. This role is also responsible for providing customer focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders, by understanding their needs, problems, and providing timely communication and service.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Develops Records Management Procedures.
  • Develops and conducts instructional programs and trains employees in sound document, records, and electronic management practices and the use of documentation and records management systems.
  • Track organization's compliance with Records Management Procedures.
  • Manages the processing of records to and from off-site storage and related vendor contracts.
  • Manage transition from paper to electronic records.
  • Provide document and records systems support for non-technical issues.
  • Analyze and evaluate records and electronic management throughout the agency and recommend cost effective improvement strategies.
  • Organize the identification and disposal of records that are at the end of their life-cycle.
  • Work with General Counsel to execute, track, and lift legal holds on records.
  • Update records retention schedules meet current records requirements.
  • Develop and update reports, manuals, and presentations.
  • Stay current with archival records management/records management technology, as well as legal concerns that may impact the organization's records.
  • Work on cross-functional teams to promote and foster systematic and efficient records and electronic management initiatives. Support the application of procedures for managing document and records management.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned in support of Lincoln Center's goals and the Information

Management Office's vision, mission, and objectives aligned to these goals.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training: MLIS from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in records management or Masters in archival management with a CRM desired. Comprehensive knowledge of current records management - paper and electronic, and archival methods, procedures, tools, and techniques, including preservation trends and applications.

Work experience: 1 - 3 years of experience working with institutional records (paper and electronic) within a records management/electronic records management program.

Preferred Skills

  • Certified Records Manager or Information Governance Professional
  • Experience with digital repositories and/or special collections. Experience with digitization projects and database management systems.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and project management skills.
  • Technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards relevant to the archival control of digital collections, long-term storage planning and digital asset management systems.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Please list: Temporary Records Manager in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections Management and Curatorial Practice, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Assists with multiple projects involving Boston Children's Museum's artifact collections. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing museum artifacts; taking digital images and scans; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Interns will be welcome in all areas of the museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, and Natural History. 

LEARNING COMPONENT: The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining curatorial or collection's management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to current curatorial practice and related administrative responsibilities including research skills related to the curatorial profession, project planning and implementation skills, and BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections management practices. In addition, the Intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments. 

SKILLS REQUIRED: Students in Museum Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment. 

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred. 

TERM: The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. This period of service typically corresponds with the semester system for the university/institution the intern is attending. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship. 

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship. 

This internship is only offered during the fall and spring semester. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 40 lbs. 

Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity. 

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs. 

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Collections Manager at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Call for Submissions: Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations (VCDA2017)

Workshop of Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations" (VCDA2017)

iConference is the main event of the iSchools consortium (http://ischools.org/). iConference is growing as a major event to publish new and on-going research and to develop the network of people studying at information schools. iConference 2017 is the 13th iConference and the first conference of the iConference series organised in Asia.

The intersection between digital information worlds and vulnerable communities is a critical research area within the iSchools movement. There have been concerns about issues regarding bias, social exclusion, cyber-racism, cyberbullying, digital divide, misinformation, and other information sharing hazards in the information experience of vulnerable communities. We seek to bring together a community of researchers and information professionals researching in this important area of our society. We will cover research across disciplinary borders, explore new opportunities for collaboration, and lay the groundwork for a journal special issue centered on vulnerable groups. The iSchools community provides an excellent place to discuss this crucial topic at the intersection of information, society, and technology.

We are going to run a workshop titled "Vulnerable Communities in the Digital Age: Advancing Research and Exploring Collaborations" (VCDA2017) at iConference 2017 to be held in Wuhan, China. Please read through this call if you would like to participate in this workshop and submit a position paper.

This will be an interactive workshop to enable the fullest exchange of ideas amongst attendees. All interested researchers, graduate students, and information professionals are invited to submit a short position paper (500-1000 words) in which they outline the topic and themes to be discussed during the workshop.

Submission guidelines for position papers:

  • Author's name, title, and institutional affiliation should be included at the top of the paper.
  • Paper text must be 500-1000 words.
  • Submission should be in PDF format. The file should be named as '2017_iConferenceWorkshop_FirstAuthor'sLastName".\
  • All submissions must be made via the Easychair submission system by midnight Adelaide Time on 23 January 2017.
  • Accepted submissions will be made available on this webpage both before and after the workshop.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Vulnerable communities' experience of information technologies
  • Big data and vulnerable communities
  • Digital libraries and vulnerable users
  • Everyday life information behaviour of older adults
  • Information experience of migrants and refugees
  • Information service