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Call for Applications: 2017 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2017.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information, New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank to begin fall 2017. Within the broad field of information, we seek a dedicated faculty member to teach and conduct research in the area of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) set in the context of digital culture, arts and humanities with particular strength in communication as it connects and intersects with technology, digital media and tools, the network and Internet. Candidates must hold an earned PhD in information, communication or computer science; have the ability to take creative, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to their work and lead program and curriculum development; and maintain a strong research agenda and a significant record of projects and publications. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and experienced teacher at the cutting edge of the information/communication field as it emerges in today's global diverse digital world.

Located at the Pratt Manhattan Campus, the School of Information collaborates with NYC's cultural institutions across libraries, archives and museums, and the information design sector. The successful candidate will thrive in this culturally diverse environment and engage with the Pratt community to enrich and develop the School's degree and advanced certificate programs, to connect their research with teaching, and to engage students in research. School of Information faculty teach across the curriculum in the School's four Master of Science programs which include: Library & Information Science; Museums and Digital Culture, Information Experience Design; and Data Analytics and Visualization. The School is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in education and among faculty, students, and staff, and seeks applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester, fall and spring, in areas related to the specialization of this position.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the ICT field.
  • Produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Develop courses and help build programs in your area of specialization and keep courses and programs up-to-date.
  • Contribute to and participate in the School's curriculum development efforts.
  • Serve on faculty, School and Institute committees and participate in related school activities and institute-wide initiatives.
  • Mentor and advise a diverse student body.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A PhD in information, communication, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • Must have teaching experience at the college level in areas related to this position including experience teaching theory, research and practice.
  • A record of research and publication, since the PhD should demonstrate progress, and that the applicant's work is current and future forward and is contributing to the field.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in area of specialization essential.
  • Experience supervising graduate research, thesis, and doctoral dissertations is preferred.
  • Must be active in professional associations and have a record of conference papers and presentations.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence and ability to communicate well with diverse populations.

SALARY AND RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin January 10th, 2017. Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, statements on research and teaching, and a complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three academic references via the "apply" button below.

PRATT INSTITUTE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND RECOGNIZES AND VALUES THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

Apply: https://pratt-edu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=682&company_id=16145

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Call for Papers: Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award

The Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association annually to recognize the best essay written in English on library history.  The award is named in honor of the distinguished nineteenth-century librarian, historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president. It consists of a certificate and a $500 cash award, as well as an invitation to have the winner's essay considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. If the winning essay is accepted for publication, additional revisions may be required.  

For a list of previous winners, click here.

Criteria

Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously submitted for publication, or under consideration for publication or another award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical research on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary sources whenever possible, and use good English composition and superior style. The Library History Round Table is particularly interested in works that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural, and political context and make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and information studies.

Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published in Information & Culture: A Journal of History, with footnotes, spelling and punctuation conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers should not exceed thirty-five typewritten, double-spaced pages (plus footnotes and bibliography).

Submissions and Selection

Applicants must send five copies of the manuscript or submit electronically. The name and other information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover letter. Applications must be received by February 15, 2017.  The application deadline is firm and any submissions received after the deadline will not be forwarded to the committee.  Receipt will be confirmed with four business days.

Submit manuscripts to:

LHRT: Justin Winsor Award Committee
Office for Research and Statistics
American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

or send files electronically to:

ors@ala.org

with Subject line: LHRT: Justin Winsor Award Committee

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Metadata Manager and Intern, Trajectory Inc, Marblehead, MA

Who We Are:

At Trajectory, we value high performance, creativity, and responsibility. We do not structure ourselves on widely accepted rules, processes or procedures. Instead, we are candid, transparent, and seek new standards of excellence and innovation in publishing.

What We Do:

We are a data analytics firm that takes a creative approach to understanding and improving upon the unique discovery challenges that our global readers, retailers and publishers face in the publishing industry today.

Our Culture:

At Trajectory, we celebrate, support, and thrive on diversity of thought for the benefit of our employees and our customers. Trajectory is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to employing a diverse and imaginative staff of professionals. With that in mind, we encourage applications from those who think differently than the average person on the street.

Our Location:

  • 50 Doaks Lane Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Beijing, China

Job Description:

And assist with the administration of FTP servers. Trajectory, Inc. is expanding their metadata management team in Marblehead and is seeking qualified candidates for full time and internet positions. The ideal candidate will be adept using MS Excel, FTP, Online Databases, Web Portals and will have an interest in and aptitude for metadata and ONIX.

The Metadata Manager will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of eBooks assets throughout the production process. The Metadata Manager will also play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata, and the quality review of eBooks in the channel.

In this role, the Metadata Manager will work with and manage communications with publishers, both library and retail distribution channels, and will assist with the administration of FTP servers. The role will also be client facing issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and evaluate data and information to solve complex technical and operational issues.
  • Exercise superb technical judgment and influence, contribute to discussions and decisions, and achieve consensus across several functional groups.
  • Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and Information Science programs encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams.
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market.
  • Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure.
  • Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives.

Please send your resume to: walton@trajectory.com

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Copyright Librarian, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Assistant/associate/librarian, faculty equivalent 

To apply, please visit http://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52660

 

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, with additional oversight from the Head of Library Research Support Services, the Copyright Librarian will lead the Libraries' efforts to increase awareness both at UNT and in the extended community of the rights of creators and users of original works of authorship, especially works of scholarship. The Copyright Librarian will work in close collaboration with members of the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Transformation Workgroup and will coordinate efforts with UNT's Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR) and the Technology Transfer & Economic Development office.

About the UNT Libraries

The University of North Texas Libraries, serving the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, have pioneered efforts to foster the transformation of libraries and of scholarly communication, including becoming the first public university in Texas to adopt a campus-wide open-access policy, hosting an annual open-access symposium with speakers from around the world, and co-founding the Library Publishing Coalition. With four physical locations on campus and an even larger digital footprint, including digital-library collections of over 10 million items, the UNT Libraries are a world leader in web archiving -- the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet) and to be designated an affiliated archive of the National Archives and Records Administration. UNT's dean of libraries is the driving force behind the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, which brings together library staff from across the region for professional development and collaboration. The Libraries receive about $1 million per year in funding from grants and foundations.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an educational program on the rights of both creators and users of original works of authorship.
  • Provide legal information (but not legal advice) to the UNT and extended community on copyright law.
  • Contribute to the work of the Library Research Support Services department, such as the planning and presentation of workshops for UNT researchers on topics related to scholarly communication.
  • Develop and maintain a web presence on copyright.
  • Serve on the Libraries' Scholarly Communication Transformation Workgroup and other appropriate committees within the Libraries and other parts of the university.
  • Depending on the needs of the Libraries, serve as a subject librarian for one or more academic programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program by December 2016, or relevant equivalent combination of advanced degree and/or experience
  • Familiarity with US copyright law
  • Familiarity with US contract law, especially licensing
  • Familiarity with the work environment of higher education
  • Positive customer orientation and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and students
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with copyright limitations, exceptions, and defenses in US copyright law
  • Familiarity with author-publisher contracts
  • Familiarity with institutional and disciplinary repositories
  • Familiarity with innovations in scholarly communication such as electronic theses and dissertations, open-access publishing, and born-digital forms of scholarship
  • JD from an ABA-accredited program
  • Experience in preparing grant applications and administering grants 

To apply, please visit http://facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52660

More on why you should be interested in this position

Denton, Texas

The city of Denton is located about 40 miles from both Dallas and Fort Worth, in a region of nearly 7 million people, and even closer to two major hub airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. It is home to two public universities: the University of North Texas (the largest and most comprehensive university in the region, with nearly 38,000 students and 120 graduate degree programs) and Texas Woman's University (the nation's largest university primarily for women, with approximately 15,000 students). Like any other college town, Denton has plenty of coffee shops, yoga studios, natural-food stores, and funky eateries, but it distinguishes itself with its active music scene. Each year sees the opening of new upscale bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

The main campuses of both universities are located about a mile from the Downtown Square, containing the historic Denton County courthouse and surrounding park and independent businesses, including Recycled, a 17,000-square-foot store selling used books, music, and film. Both campuses are quite compact and walkable, and UNT especially has a number of places to grab lunch just off campus.

The climate is generally quite sunny, and summers, while hot, tend to have low humidity.

A few cool things about Denton:

  • The city runs its own electric company, which gets about 40% of its energy from renewable sources (wind). Denton is the first city in the world to combine biogas extraction and mining for recyclables in the city landfill as additional sources of energy.
  • Denton was the first city in Texas to ban fracking, though the law was preempted by a state law stripping the power of municipalities to regulate oil and gas extraction.
  • You can legally consume alcoholic beverages in public (but not in glass containers), including bringing your own to the free Twilight Tunes concerts on the Downtown Square, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival, and Denton Blues Festival.
  • Denton is also home to two major ticketed music festivals: Oaktopia and 35 Denton.

UNT

While UNT began as a teacher-training college, it has long been known for its College of Music, the largest in the nation. While it is now a top-tier research university, in many ways UNT has the feel of an art school: an alternative student body, a strong commitment to sustainability and LEED-certified construction, and a mediocre athletic program. The first all-vegan dining hall at a college in the US (Mean Greens) is located on campus and is popular with not just students but also faculty and staff. There's a number of other places to grab lunch just off campus.

While freshmen who just graduated from high school are required to live on campus, the university accepts a large number of transfer students. The student body is incredibly diverse, with many first-generation college students.

In 2011 UNT became the first public university in Texas to adopt a campus-wide open-access policy.

The UNT Libraries

The UNT Libraries have four physical locations on campus but an even larger digital footprint, with digital-library collections including over 10 million items--many in the Portal to Texas History, which has millions of online users each year and is the largest service hub for the Digital Public Library of America. The Libraries are a world leader in web archiving, becoming the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet) and to be designated an affiliated archive of the National Archives and Records Administration. Since 2010, the Libraries have hosted an annual open-access symposium with speakers from around the world, and our dean of libraries is the driving force behind the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, which brings together library staff from across the region for professional development and collaboration. The Libraries receive about $1 million per year in funding from grants and foundations.

Quite a few members of the UNT Libraries staff have been hired in the past few years. Of those who live in Denton, a good number bike or walk to work, and a handful of us can be found at lunchtime at Mean Greens.

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Children's/Young Adult Library Assistant, David and Joyce Milne Public Library, Williamstown, MA

Description:

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Children's / Young Adult Library Assistant to share responsibility for children's and young adult services as well as providing reference and readers' advisory services; 27 hours per week including occasional evenings and Saturdays when necessary.

Duties:

Performs various functions to assist the Children's Department and manage the Young Adult program of the library.

  1. Manages all material selection and collection development for the Young Adult Department. Weeds collections when necessary.
  2. Responsible for Young Adult material budget.
  3. Catalogs and processes materials.
  4. Plans, prepares and performs story times weekly in combination with a craft event.
  5. Organizes programming and prepares press releases and advertising for both Children's and Young Adult populations.
  6. Investigates, writes, and administers and performs follow up with grants.
  7. Promotes children's and young adult literature and reading through outreach to the community, elementary and secondary schools.
  8. Attends workshops, training sessions, conferences and professional development courses to further continuing education.
  9. Recommends changes to the Young Adult department web pages.
  10. Plans and administers the Young Adult summer reading program. Includes budget preparation, grant submissions, and program development.
  11. Performs bibliographic instruction and library tours for school-aged children.
  12. Recommends policy and improvements to the Children's Librarian.
  13. Provides annual programming statistics.
  14. Maintains the physical space by designing displays, bulletin boards and collection locations.
  15. Performs circulation desk duty.
  16. Perform other related duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested by the Children's Librarian or Library Director.

Qualifications:

High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Computer skills essential. Library experience preferred; experience working with children and teen required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with creative play, arts and crafts, storytelling, and children's programming is essential. Musical talents or skills as a puppeteer would be a plus.

Schedule:

27 hours per week. An evening or Saturday might be required occasionally to host a special program or for staff coverage.

Salary:

$15.00 per hour to start, plus benefits.

CLOSING DATE: December 31, 2016

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Pat McLeod, Library Director
David & Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
pmcleod@williamstown.net
413-458- 5369

Located in the Berkshires, the beautiful town of Williamstown, Massachusetts is a historic and cultural arts community, and a popular summer resort destination. The Library circulates over 200,000 items a year and serves a population of 8,000 which includes Williams College students.

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Library Assistant (Discovery Services), Simmons College Library, Boston, MA

Simmons College Library is seeking a Library Assistant in the Discovery Services area.  This full-time, pre-professional position is open to students enrolled in SLIS who have taken three or fewer classes. Salary is $31,500 and includes a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for up to 2 classes a semester. It is our expectation that between three and six months after completing the program you will transition out of this position.

This position will work under the coordinated direction of the Head of Library Discovery Services and the Discovery Services librarians. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, e-resource management, systems/web applications, serials management, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and collection management. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

Services and the Discovery Services librarians. Responsibilities may include participating in the functional work areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, e-resource management, systems/web applications, serials management, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and collection management. The Library Assistant will also coordinate the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervision of student workers and engage in Library-wide planning and projects.

Key work activities:

  • Participate in Interlibrary Loan (ILL) management activities.
    • Fulfill Library borrowing and lending requests, particularly those transactional issues and problems which cannot be handled by a student worker.
    • Provide excellent customer service and assist users in resolving issues.
    • Participate in identifying, developing and implementing enhancements to ILL systems and procedures in order to streamline workflows and improve customer service.
  • Participate in acquisition activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing,receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
    • Search and obtain relevant ordering and receiving information.
    • Communicate with requestor/selector to resolve questions.
    • Work with vendors to determine and/or verify order, payment, and delivery procedures.
    • Process invoices, and create bibliographic and order records.
    • Reconcile receipts with order records.
  • Participate in cataloging activities and assist with technical processing and cataloging of materials and resources.
    • Create and/or edit catalog and metadata records for library materials, including books, e-books, journals, and physical and streaming media.
    • Support the maintenance of authority records database.
    • Resolve cataloging problems.
    • Process, label, and barcode materials to shelf-ready state.
  • Participate in E-Resources and Digital Assets management activities.
    • Retrieve and prepare E-Resources usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
    • Activate and troubleshoot E-Resources.
    • Input data to and retrieve reports from E-Resource management platform.
    • Support development and maintenance of digital institutional repository, including uploading materials and inputting metadata.
  • Participate in the delivery of Library Services
    • Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling and supervising of student workers.
    • Communicate with library staff on issues of Discovery Services.
    • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
    • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
    • Staff Reference Desk as needed.
    • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.

Work Schedule:

  • Generally Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, with flexibility for classes and availability for scheduled nights and weekends shifts.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses.

Preferred

  • Keen interest in Library technical services and a high aptitude for technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Experience with an ILS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interest in emerging technology for digital access.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
For more information, and to apply for this position, visit http://bit.ly/2gYOFyq  
Review of resumes will begin January 9th

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Digital Archivist for Records Management, MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an archivist who is passionate about preserving and creating long-term access to electronic records and digital archives. This newly created position will join the Libraries' digital archives program and increase capacity to related programmatic needs and address issues of records management. This position also allows for active experimentation and contribution to establishing best practices around digital materials for the broader professional community.

Reporting to the Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives, the Digital Archivist for Records Management will acquire and process historically and institutionally significant digital collections for the IASC. As part of the Archives Collections team, the Archivist will provide advice and training regarding digital records management and transfer, appraise hybrid and born-digital collections, use digital forensics tools and techniques to triage digital material, and preparation of digital objects for preservation. The Digital Archivist for Records Management will implement and manage the Web archiving program for the MIT Libraries, which is based in the IASC and focused on Institute-created material. They will also be the lead resource for digital records management issues and solutions.

As part of the IASC team, the Digital Archivist for Records Management will participate in reference and reading room service, mediating access to digital collections, coordinating on-demand digitization requests and programmatic reformatting, and providing advice and guidance on intellectual property issues of digital archives. Under the Born-digital Archives Program, they will conduct digital records studies and experiments in the Digital Sustainability Lab to assess, test, and improve workflows, processes, access and use of digital collections. Collaborations outside of IASC include coordinating with the Strategist for Institute Publications, the Digital Preservation program, and the Digital Collections and Reformatting Team as well as providing guidance and expertise to the Data Management Services Team, regarding scheduling and disposition for research data.

Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Accessioning, processing, and describing hybrid and born-digital archival collections.
  • Performing records management activities such as the transfer of digital records from Institute offices and systems and providing advice on digital records management, and preserving Institute websites.
  • Working with administrative offices and departments to create and update records schedules.
  • Providing expertise and advice on digital content management, records management, the Records Lifecycle, and how information moves from active to archival status.
  • Performing technology monitoring for digital archives related tools, systems, and practice.
  • Performing digital archives tool-related software installation, updates, and staff training.

The Digital Archivist for Records Management is expected to stay current with emerging standards and practice in the fields of digital records management and archives, including Web archives and the application of digital forensics tools and techniques. They will prioritize excellent service and responsiveness to community inquiries about digital archives work and transfer of digital records.

Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLIS or equivalent with graduate-level archives coursework or post-graduate digital archives or records management training coursework.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience as a practicing archivist.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing techniques for born-digital archives.
  • Experience using archival content management systems and technologies applicable to an Archives.
  • Experience with applying metadata standards and schema for descriptive, structural, and preservation metadata such as DACS, EAD, MARC, and PREMIS.
  • Demonstrated skill with tools, workflow implementation, and quality assurance for digital archives.
  • Ability to understand, use, and innovate with community and ISO standards in a unique context, including OAIS, PAIMAS, and related standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfer and donor agreements in addition to rights management issues for personal digital archives and Institute records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of records management standards, records retention and disposition schedules, policy and technical issues related to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and work effectively within and across organizational boundaries in a diverse organization and with a wide variety of users.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, tolerate ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing competing deadlines.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with digitization and reformatting practices for archival material.
  • Ability to create or modify scripts for processing digital archives.
  • Experience working in an academic library environment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,500 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by January 2, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is a welcoming community and workplace. We are strongly and actively committed to diversity and encourage applications from all qualified professionals. MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Children's Library Assistant, Yarmouth Public Library, Yarmouth, MA

Seaside Cape Cod town of Yarmouth seeks dynamic and innovative Children's Library Assistant to assist in all aspects of Children's and Young Adult library services, including story times, summer reading program and special events. Helps to organize and maintain Children's collection. Reference services and readers advisory services in the children's and teen sections; teaches patrons how to use the library catalog and other technical equipment; assists with circulation; attends library workshops. Assists in grant management; school and community outreach. Manages volunteer schedules. Coordinates publicity, including displays, calendar of activities, press releases and promotion of children's and teen library activities and services. Compiles youth services statistical data. Assists with special projects and monitoring library youth services budget for the Head of Youth Services. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree preferred; Associate's degree accepted, with 1-3 years' experience in youth services in a public library. Excellent people skills, knowledge of resources and regulations for library service to youth population from birth to age 18; strong administrative and technology skills; a passion for service, a willingness to learn and a good sense of humor.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/wk, fully-benefited position. Open until filled. Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email:  cmarr@clamsnet.org.

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Youth Services Library Assistant, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

18 hours per week - initial schedule is: Monday 1:00pm to 7:00pm; Thursday 2 to 7 pm; Friday 8:30am to 5 pm; every third week Friday off and Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, performs circulation, provides outstanding customer service, reader's advisory and other duties relating to the provision of library service to children, teens, caregivers, and teachers.

  • Assists children, teens and other patrons in finding books and information
  • Answers routine reference questions
  • Provides basic reader's advisory service
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • With the guidance of professional staff may assist in preparing and conducting children's programming
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewals, and data entry
  • Makes some suggestions for the selection of children's materials based on patron requests, personal knowledge and/or review tools
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the children's and teen areas
  • Shelves books and reads shelves as necessary
  • Provides clerical support for Children's Room
  • Assists in library instruction/orientation for children's and/or teen groups and individuals
  • May assist in preparing book lists
  • Operates audio/visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • May assist in processing new books
  • May attend system-wide meetings of children's librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide programs
  • Any other duties required by the Associate Librarian for Main Library Youth Services for the good of the department and the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. Experience working with children and/or teens in a group setting is desirable. Coursework in children's literature and/or child psychology plus prior library experience are desirable. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college is preferred.

Requires working knowledge of children's and teen literature and materials; basic knowledge of library techniques; strong customer service skills; an interest and enthusiasm in working with a diverse population; resourcefulness, tact, patience, initiative, enthusiasm, maturity, communication skills; adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation and flexibility in emergency staff situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, 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
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities 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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Primarily assigned to the Main Library Children's Room; also works as needed in the Teen Room
  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Typical exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions in a lively, urban public library
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

RATE: $ 21.76 per hour to $23.42 per hour in five steps

Deadline: 12/19/17

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm 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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Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA

Part-time 15 hours/week $25.07 - 32.67 per hour

The Attleboro Public Library is seeking an Assistant Reference Librarian to explain library policy and services, perform reference and readers advisory services, and makes referral to other agencies as necessary. Posses a familiarity with the latest library technologies, reference resources, and available agencies which best answers patrons' questions or direct patrons to answers for their reference/library needs. Schedules and assists patrons with use of technology, including library computers and personal devices such as eReaders. Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources. Assigned to circulation desk as needed. Performs related duties as required. Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Thorough knowledge of reference resources and the organization and management of library operations. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications
Master's degree in library science and two years of progressively more responsible experience in library work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong computer skills and be able to assist library patrons in use of library computers.

Closing Date
December 16, 2016

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 December 16, 2016.

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Audiovisual Archivist, New York University, New York, NY

Position Summary:

This three year fixed term position exists to oversee the acquisition, processing, preservation and access to the NYU audiovisual holdings in its three special collections divisions of the NYU Libraries. The holdings are more than 175,000 items and are heavily used by faculty, students, and visiting scholars. 

Qualifications:

Required Education:
Master's degree in audiovisual archives and preservation

Preferred Education:
BA or MA in a subject field relevant to the special collections' collecting areas.

Required Experience:
Minimum three years' experience working in audiovisual archives, preferably within a research institution.

Preferred Experience:
Proven experience working with different audiences, including researchers, students and donors. Strong collaborative skills.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of and practical experience with a variety of audio, video, and motion picture film formats; strong understanding of production processes; experience with and understanding of best practices for the transfer of analog media to accepted digital file formats for preservation; knowledge of standard procedures for handling, examining, describing, and assessing moving image and sound collections; demonstrated understanding of archival theory and practice; experience with audiovisual surveys and condition assessment processes and procedures; experience training and supervising staff; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience with instruction in a special collections environment.

Additional Information:

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Processing Assistant, Archival Center, Winchester, MA

The Town of Winchester seeks a Processing Assistant for a short-term project in its Archival Center.

Duties include formatting finding aids and inputting them into the Center's Past Perfect online database and assisting with other processing tasks as directed. 

This is a short-term project position (65 hours) to be worked between January and March 2017. Hours are flexible within Town Hall open hours (Monday-Friday).

Qualifications: Pursuing or recently completed MLS degree with a concentration in Archives Management; working knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and metadata; experience with data entry/records creation.

$15/hour; no benefits

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Metadata Librarian, Blizzard Entertainment Vault Team, Irvine, CA

The Blizzard Entertainment Vault team, in collaboration with the Hearthstone team, is seeking a highly organized and detail oriented metadata librarian to assist in the creation and application of metadata for all assets related to the Hearthstone intellectual property. The Vault team is a small team of professionals dedicated to the care and preservation of the company's history and culture while also ensuring collections are readily available to Blizzard employees. This position will work with the Vault team's digital asset management system, cumulus, to make a wide-range of Hearthstone game assets accessible to the company. 

Reporting to the Blizzard librarian / archivist, this position will focus on the enrichment of metadata for all digitally archived Hearthstone assets by working to standardize and apply controlled vocabulary to all assets ingested into the digital asset management system.

Responsibilities

  • Apply controlled vocabulary to the backlog of Hearthstone assets within the company digital asset management system. Collection includes concept art, World of Warcraft trading card game art, and current assets.
  • Work with the Blizzard librarian to establish controlled vocabularies for Hearthstone assets.
  • Assist in the creation of a video game metadata and controlled vocabulary schema unique to Blizzard assets.
  • Maintain documentation on metadata standards and guidelines.
  • Assist in developing training and best search methods to ensure the collection is accessible to the Hearthstone team and the greater Blizzard campus.

Requirements

  • Master of Library and Information Science graduate degree in Library Science (or related field such as archives, information science, digital curation, etc). Current MLIS graduate students are also encouraged to apply
  • Solid understanding of digital asset management systems and born-digital materials
  • Knowledge and / or experience working with content standards such as Dublin Core
  • Superior verbal and communications skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • An understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge of information sciences and ability to apply it in a unique game industry setting

Pluses

  • Familiar with Canto Cumulus
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Familiar with the World of Warcraft universe

Required application materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oxKp4fwu

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Librarian, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

ABOUT NHFPL:

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) has two positions available including a Librarian V (due to our Deputy Director's recent retirement) and Librarian III (new in FY17) as described at the City's Job Posting site, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/CityJobPostings.asp and below.  Applications, downloadable here, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/pdfs/JobApplication.pdf, are due January 6, 2017.

NHFPL is vibrant, dynamic, urban library on the move that enjoys strong support from the City and local community partners.  The Library is a participant in the Edge Assessment, http://www.libraryedge.org/, and Project Outcome, https://www.projectoutcome.org/,  while it completes a bridge year in 2017 transitioning from our 2014-16 Strategic Plan, http://nhfpl.org/about/library-history-mission-2/,  to a new (to be created) 2018+ Plan.  In 2017 we look forward to the construction of a new Stetson Branch Library, serving as a cornerstone of the Q House Community Center, as well as launching an "Innovation Commons" at Ives Main Library, http://nhfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Innovation-Commons_Sullivan-Final-Report_September-2016.compressed.pdf .  Keep up with NHFPL in the news,http://nhfpl.org/about/in-the-news/.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is responsible professional and administrative work directing the activities of several major divisions of the library system and assisting the City Librarian in the formation of policy, rules, and procedures. The current vacant assignment entails managing the core operations of the Library with the senior management team and overseeing strategic initiatives. Represents the NHFPL as a vibrant urban public library both locally and nationally. General objectives are received in conference with the city librarian but employee performs professional and administrative functions with wide latitude in the exercise of administrative and professional judgement.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A Master's Degree in Library Science; and 5 to 10 years of experience in professional library work, including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of library organization and management. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of library services. Considerable knowledge of library personnel administration. Considerable knowledge of library and city fiscal and budgetary procedures. Ability to supervise, direct and instruct library personnel in administrative and procedural aspects of the library system. Ability to speak effectively in public. 

SALARY RANGE: $83,374 - $87,809 ANNUALIZED

INSTRUCTIONS:

In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the City of New Haven's HR/employment site.

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Librarian, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

About NHFPL:  The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) has two positions available including a Librarian V (due to our Deputy Director's recent retirement) and Librarian III (new in FY17) as described at the City's Job Posting site, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/CityJobPostings.asp and below.  Applications, downloadable here, http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/humanresources/pdfs/JobApplication.pdf, are due January 6, 2017.

NHFPL is vibrant, dynamic, urban library on the move that enjoys strong support from the City and local community partners.  The Library is a participant in the Edge Assessment, http://www.libraryedge.org/, and Project Outcome, https://www.projectoutcome.org/,  while it completes a bridge year in 2017 transitioning from our 2014-16 Strategic Plan, http://nhfpl.org/about/library-history-mission-2/,  to a new (to be created) 2018+ Plan.  In 2017 we look forward to the construction of a new Stetson Branch Library, serving as a cornerstone of the Q House Community Center, as well as launching an "Innovation Commons" at Ives Main Library, http://nhfpl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Innovation-Commons_Sullivan-Final-Report_September-2016.compressed.pdf .  Keep up with NHFPL in the news,http://nhfpl.org/about/in-the-news/.

NATURE OF WORK:

This is advanced level professional library work involving the planning and implementation of complex informational and/or technical services for the library system. The current assignment is in Community Engagement and Communications and serves as a resource across all Library public service departments in the application of interactive community engagement technologies and programs. Will develop community partnerships to promote maker technology and civic digital media in support of the Library's innovation programs and services. Requires the application of specialized knowledge, initiative and independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of senior supervisory or administrative staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school (or its foreign equivalent); and a minimum of 6 years' experience in professional library work; and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Extensive working knowledge of computer information services, networks and consortia, sufficient to evaluate their application to specific library needs. Thorough knowledge of the organization and methods of research, and the means of communicating results in a subject area. Thorough knowledge of current computer developments in library services, systems and equipment. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research. Knowledge of objectives of library service to the community.

SALARY: $51,800 ANNUALIZED 

INSTRUCTIONS:

In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period via the City of New Haven's HR/employment site.

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Collections Services Specialist, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University: 

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

Job Description: 

BASIC FUNCTION

  • Support the library functions of acquisitions and cataloging of library materials in all formats to make them accessible to the library community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Use OCLC for acquisitions, copy cataloging, and database maintenance of library materials.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Order and receive new materials
  • Copy catalog new material and gift items
  • Help supervise work study students in the data processing of library materials.
  • Maintenance of library materials
  • Other collection services tasks as needed
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail
  • Compile and analyze statistics as needed and create monthly reports
  • Work as a member of other library teams to improve user service and facilitate communication
  • The incumbent may be required to load and unload library materials on book carts, place library materials onto shelves, pack or unpack materials from boxes.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and previous library experience with automated systems required.
  • Some coursework in library science preferred. 
  • Cataloging function will require training in MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Metadata standards, and Library of Congress classification
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least thirty (30) pounds.

Additional Information:

This is a 25 hours a week, 9-month position

Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

URL: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79081

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Manager of Knowledge Services, Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

THE EMPLOYER

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

We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. For the third consecutive year, Brattle has been recognized in the Vault Consulting 50 as a top 10 consulting firm to work for and the highest among economic consulting firms. With a staff of nearly 300, we have offices in Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, ON; London, UK; Madrid, ES; Rome, IT; and Sydney, NSW.

THE POSITION

The Brattle Group is seeking a motivated and flexible individual with strong management level skills for a full-time Manager of Knowledge Services to support the firm in our Cambridge, MA office. Our office is conveniently located in Harvard Square and will be moving to downtown Boston within the next year.

The Manager of Knowledge Services will be responsible for leading the firm's research services including information and knowledge management resources and services. This role is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of Knowledge Services as well as the strategic vision and alignment of Knowledge Services with the firm's goals. In addition to managing traditional library materials, this role is also responsible for the maintenance and development of an in-house knowledge management platform and a digital asset management system and catalog. This role reports to the firm's General Counsel.

The core duties of this position include:

  • Managing the information lifecycle of all licensed products, ensuring timely payment, correct cost allocation, license compliance, and effective renewals;
  • Proactively identifying new or replacement products/services to fill knowledge gaps;
  • Managing the firm's Annual Copyright License and firm's relationship with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC);
  • Overseeing the ongoing maintenance of departmental operation manuals to ensure knowledge transfer;
  • Developing new policies with firm practice and sub-practice areas to offset information resource costs where possible;
  • Managing the development of an in-house built knowledge management platform and a digital asset management system and catalog, as well as the technical oversight of the firm's CRM;
  • Participating in cross departmental efforts to synchronize operational data and support best practices in the management of operational data;
  • Strategizing and implementing improvements to internal processes in order to progress the collection and dissemination of knowledge and research across the firm.

THE CANDIDATE

This position requires strong organizational, collaboration, and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information sciences required;
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of related work experience; managing a professional services library and knowledge management department preferred;
  • Experience leading and managing a team;
  • Experience implementing enterprise-wide digital solution to information management including leveraging usage analysis in development decision-making, QA, building taxonomies, knowledge of database and metadata best practices, data automation, and authentication modalities;
  • Advanced proficiency in online research and legal and business information databases such as Bloomberg, Cap IQ, Thomson Reuters, and Lexis products etc.;
  • Advanced proficiency in collaboration applications (SharePoint preferred);
  • Advanced proficiency in managing print and digital information lifecycles and in knowledge management best practices;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of US copyright law;
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise and effective messages orally and in writing for all communications;
  • Ability to handle multiple and shifting tasks and demands in a fast-paced office environment;
  • Strong business acumen and ability to maintain strict confidence with confidential matters;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar software packages) required;
  • Night and weekend work is required, as needed, as well as travel to other Brattle offices.

THE PACKAGE

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

In order to be considered for this position, Please apply through the Careers section of our website (http://brattle.com/careers/job-openings) by submitting a cover letter with salary history and resume.

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

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Youth Services Librarian, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, VT

Brownell Library seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources - both print and digital.
 
Hours include some nights and weekends. Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred. This position is full time with excellent benefits.
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.
 
Application forms and job description available online at www.essexjunction.org/departments/employment/, at the Village office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or admin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin December 30.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE.

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Research and Instruction Librarian/Digital Scholarship, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Job Description:

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Digital Scholarship advances digital initiatives at Lesley University by providing consultation, technical support, and digital project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects and theses. This librarian provides expertise in developing university library digital collections, as well as providing research help online and in person, both in individual research consultations and at service points in the library. As a member of the Library's research and instruction staff, this librarian also participates in instructional programming, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley's online programs.  General professional responsibilities include public service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation as needed, and collaborative work with library staff and university faculty to meet the mission and goals of the university.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Professional experience supporting or participating in a substantial project related to digital content in an academic environment.
  • Teaching experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University

Additional Information:

Salary Grade 25E: $50,917 - $60,591

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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Assistant Website Developer, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

I am looking for a tech-savvy student to help me get a website relating to women in the book trades off the ground. There is no one place to go to learn about the multitudinous roles held by women in the book trades during the hand-press period (ca. 1455-1830). To date, I have collected many images, written significant text, and amassed a MySQL database of over 3000 entries. The type of database can be changed if needed, but I do imagine the site to be accessed and visualized in a number of ways - display components of the site might include a graphic-rich front page; individual exposés; historical narratives; illustrations; a movable timeline; a flexible series of maps; a blog; links to a variety of sources ranging from other websites and blogs to library catalogs, OCLC, and authority data; and lists of source material. It would be key-word searchable as well as searchable by categories; examples of the latter might be time period, geographical location, specific trade, husbands, and progeny. It should have a browse function. A key feature would be crowd-sourcing to help populate it; easy-to-use forms combined with curatorial oversight would allow the site to grow in ways not possible under the drive of any one person. 

I am hoping to find someone who knows about website design and development. I am very open to whatever platform might be most suitable. I am also interested in someone with some database skills, as well as knowledge of how to extract information from other open source databases. Writers and researchers also welcome! Pay is $15.00 an hour. The number of hours per week is negotiable. If interested, please contact me, Karen Nipps, at nipps@fas.harvard.edu.

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. $22.49/hr. to start. AA/EOE. Open until filled.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karen Tobin at tobink@sudbury.ma.us

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Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI

Are you an experienced leader in the field of digital scholarship? Have you managed projects, practitioners, spaces, and intellectual programs? Do you thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment? Are you ready to lead a well-developed team of digital researchers and digital librarians?

The Brown University Library is delighted to announce a new position: the Director of its Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS). CDS is a locus for digital activities at Brown, providing expertise and training in text analysis, text encoding, data management, geospatial analysis and data, digital publishing and scholarly project management. Members of CDS partner with faculty and students on developing and sustaining digital projects. They work closely with Library staff and other groups on campus to develop digital projects and support scholarly communication. The Library recently created the Digital Scholarship Lab and Digital Studio -- collaborative spaces for faculty and students to engage in visualization, video and audio production, 3D printing, and creative teaching and research - which is managed by CDS.

We seek an enthusiastic, strategic, and well-organized leader to provide vision for the Center as well as direction and oversight for the Library's digital scholarship services, spaces, and operations. As the direct supervisor of the Data Visualization Coordinator, Digital Humanities Librarians, the Social Sciences Data Librarian, and the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Director manages and coordinates CDS outreach and work on research projects across the disciplines. The Director develops and promotes the Library's intellectual programming related to digital scholarship and partners with members of the Library's leadership team and specialists throughout the library to integrate CDS's goals and activities into the overall services and strategic directions of the Brown University Library.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree preferred (or equivalent experience) in the humanities, social sciences, or library or information science with a focus on digital scholarship or data curation.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of personnel, as well as demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Significant and progressively responsible experience engaging with and managing digital scholarly projects at a major academic institution.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience with current technologies for digital scholarship and the ability to advise on hardware and software purchasing and implementation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly applications of digital tools, metadata standards and data encoding standards.
  • Evidence of research or publication on topics relating to digital scholarship as well as participation in national or international committees and collaborative efforts.
  • Familiarity with recent scholarship and understanding of emergent best practices in digital scholarship.
  • Familiarity with data curation and data management practices across the disciplines.
  • Successful experience with grant writing and management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ131042. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a dynamic, student-centered librarian to engage UWL first-year students in effective and innovative library instruction and programming activities. Responsibilities include delivering a substantial number of information literacy instruction sessions to undergraduates in a variety of disciplines, participating in assessment of first-year library instruction to ensure that it cultivates students' critical thinking and information literacy skills, serving as an instructional liaison to one or more UWL academic departments, managing the library's presence at new student orientation and other first-year student events, developing relationships and collaborating with campus first-year stakeholders, and collaborating with the head of instruction, outreach, and engagement librarians on activities pertaining to first-year student success. This position will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: August 28, 2017.

First consideration will be given to applications received by January 13, 2017 

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer.  Employment will require a criminal background check.

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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: Internal applications accepted through Thursday, November 21, 2016.  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 is 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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Information Products Team Member, Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits)

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Business research experience including the ability to read and interpret financial statements 
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing experience: clearly and concisely synthesize and analyze multiple sources to develop new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products
  • Produce digital products using multiple platforms & formats (Silverpop, Zotero, HTML)
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Desired Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources
  • Intermediate HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  17 hours per week

Salary: $25 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at jwilson@hbs.eduor Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please.

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Youth Services Librarian, Osterville Village Library, Osterville, MA

Be a part of a 135 year start-up! Celebrating 135 years and looking forward to the next 100 years and what it will bring!  Come join our vibrant, forward-thinking team in a new state of the art building in a beautiful seaside community. Osterville Village Library is seeking an energetic and creative professional librarian to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian. Be a part of a library and community center that values inspiring children, young adults and families with excellent quality, age-appropriate materials, assistance and programming. 

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about working with children and teens, is a team player, and has the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. The job includes working with kids of all ages, from birth to eighteen, as well as running the Osterville Village Library's youth programs.  The Youth Services Librarian must be tech-savvy, as the position assists patrons in the use of today's technologies (computers, portable devices, etc.).  Additionally, the position is responsible for collection development and management of materials budget for purchase of library materials.  The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events.

Definition

Responsibilities and duties include providing high-quality reference and reader's advisory services to children and teens, parents, caregivers and teachers.  We are looking for someone creative, friendly and energetic to grow our youth programming and services.  The job includes working with kids of all ages, from birth to eighteen, as well as running the Osterville Village Library's youth programs.  The Youth Services Librarian must be tech-savvy, as the position assists patrons in the use of today's technologies (computers, portable devices, etc.).  Additionally, the position is responsible for collection development and management of materials budget for purchase of library materials.  The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events. 

Work Environment

Work is performed primarily in the Lillian Dixie Morton Children's Room, where the noise level can be loud; workload is subject to season fluctuations which will require advanced planning, coordinating and publicizing of programs.  The Youth Services Librarian operates standard library equipment including computers, scanners, copiers, printers, e-readers and other equipment and technologies.  The librarian has access to confidential patron records and shall maintain the privacy of these records.  All staff monitors the appearance of the Library to ensure neatness and attractiveness for patrons.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended to be indicative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Develops and maintains the children and teen fiction and nonfiction collections, including books, periodicals, audio, video, multimedia, on-line databases and resources based on patron demand and current reviews, while managing budget;
  • Markets children's and teen collection to patrons with book displays;
  • Works with Executive Director and other staff to create and promote events and programs that support, engage and entertain the community;
  • Provides reference services and reader's advisory services to patrons;
  • Provides training and assistance to patrons in the use of computer hardware and software, online databases, e-readers and print and other resources;
  • Conducts community outreach to local schools to create effective partnership and bridge between school and library programs;
  • Communicates regularly with library and community groups;
  • Attends staff meetings and professional training sessions;
  • Attends CLAMS consortium meetings;
  • Represents the library on Children Services and Teen Committees;
  • Serves on library planning committees and boards;
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Education and Experience

Masters in Library Science/ Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred, with one or more years of professional library or related experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

  • Knowledge of contemporary technological issues and trends;
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff and patrons;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques;
  • Knowledge of early development learning techniques and methods to engage learning in young patrons;
  • Plan and conduct programming for children to encourage and support literary;
  • Plan and conduct programming for teens to encourage and support continuous learning;
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic library policies and procedures;
  • Familiarity with a range of vendor-provided databases;
  • Incumbent must have the ability to troubleshoot and fix minor computer malfunctions and to update and utilize computer applications;
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite,;
  • Remains current on trends in library programming and collections;
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task. 

Physical Requirements

Minimum physical effort is required to perform most duties.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, speak, hear and use hands to operate equipment for extended periods of time.  Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing 35 pounds or to push a fully loaded book truck which could weigh in excess of 100 pounds.

Schedule

The current work week is 35 hours and the schedule includes some evenings and weekend hours per week. 

To apply, email resume and cover letter to tturner@clamsnet.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

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Information Services Specialist, Innosight, Lexington, MA

Innosight is seeking a business researcher for a part-time (~10 hours/week) role to join our team in support of Innosight's global consulting teams. The ideal candidate will have a passion for finding data and information across industries and geographies.

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

Core Responsibilities

  • Help consultants find data and information that will support client work and proposal development efforts
  • Serve as an intermediary to specialized sources and pull relevant data and reports
  • Advise consultants on paid and free sources they can access directly
  • Respond to each consultant request in a timely manner, clarify the request, and communicate when information will be provided
  • Create awareness among the consulting staff of Innosight's research sources and provide guidance or training when appropriate

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in a management consulting or professional services environment is preferred
  • Proficiency using business research systems such as Thomson Eikon, Profound, VC funding, and patents databases is desirable
  • Experience conducting research using a variety of information sources across industries (e.g., health care, financial, industrial, consumer) and geographies (US emphasis)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff in a dynamic and demanding environment
  • Flexibility to be in the office each week as well as on-call during office hours Monday through Friday; your work schedule will be discussed and confirmed once you join and may be subject to modification based on business needs
  • Customer service orientation with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Master of Library Science with focus in business research is a plus

Application

Apply online at www.innosight.com/careers.

Location

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

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Reading Room Assistant (two positions), Radcliffe University Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5. Weekly schedule to be determined, will include some Saturdays each month. 35 hours/week: January 17 hours/week: February forward

Eligibility: This position is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled students.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. The Yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: These two positions will start in early January.

Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, Reading Room student assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, manuscript and audiovisual materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site and on-site material; and other light processing projects that may arise. In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor.

Experience:

Required: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Excellent attention to detail. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Able to commit to a set weekly schedule.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room or other Special Collections experience.

Salary: $14.00/hour

To apply: Application deadline: December 14, 2016.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian, jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA

California State University, Monterey Bay is seeking qualified applicants for a Research and Instruction Librarian, Sciences. This tenure-track position offers creative opportunities for a forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated librarian who will provide user-centered research and instruction services for CSUMB students and faculty. This librarian will serve as a liaison to natural sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Environmental Science, and other disciplines.

The priority screening deadline is January 5, 2017. (The deadline has been extended to accommodate students graduating by August 2017).
For additional information and to apply, please visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2191

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Library Assistant, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Department Summary
The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. The library is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. The collections and services provided through the ERC are tailored primarily for students and faculty in the College of Education and Allied Studies; the ERC has resources related to the practice of education and includes the types of materials K-12 teachers may have access to in their schools.

Position Summary
Part-time assistants work a limited number of hours each week (not to exceed 20 hours) at one of two service positions--either at Reference Services or Educational Resource Center--providing excellent customer service. This position will work Saturdays, 8:30-4:00, supporting the services and needs of the Educational Resource Center.

Position Type Temporary
Essential Duties
1.) Provides general library assistance in person, electronically, or via the telephone.
2.) Assists library users with information discovery strategies, employing effective techniques for using both print and non-print resources, especially those located in the Educational Resource Center.
3.) Occasionally offers prepared instruction on research strategies and resources to classes or groups under the direction of the Education librarian.
4.) Provides limited computer assistance to library users.
5.) Ensures that the area printers are stocked with paper.
6.) Performs other duties and assists with projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact tactfully and skillfully with a diverse array of library users.
  • Commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Facility with a variety of library resources, especially online catalogs, databases, and electronic tools.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work independently, and to exercise good judgment and patience. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend, stoop, and reach; may need to push book trucks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of library reference resources and services.
  • Knowledge of educational practices and pedagogies.
  • A bachelor's degree.

Special Conditions for Eligibility
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Hourly Rate (Non-Exempt) $15.00

Apply https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/4798

Department Summary

The Educational Resource Center (ERC) is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. The library is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSUstudents, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. The collections and services provided through the ERC are tailored primarily for students and faculty in the College of Education and Allied Studies; the ERC has resources related to the practice of education and includes the types of materials K-12 teachers may have access to in their schools.

Position Summary

Part-time assistants work a limited number of hours each week (not to exceed 20 hours) at one of two service positions--either at Reference Services or Educational Resource Center--providing excellent customer service. This position will work Saturdays, 8:30-4:00, supporting the services and needs of the Educational Resource Center.

Position Type Temporary
Essential Duties

1.) Provides general library assistance in person, electronically, or via the telephone. 
2.) Assists library users with information discovery strategies, employing effective techniques for using both print and non-print resources, especially those located in the Educational Resource Center.
3.) Occasionally offers prepared instruction on research strategies and resources to classes or groups under the direction of the Education librarian.
4.) Provides limited computer assistance to library users.
5.) Ensures that the area printers are stocked with paper. 
6.) Performs other duties and assists with projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Effective interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact tactfully and skillfully with a diverse array of library users. 
Commitment to customer service excellence. 
Facility with a variety of library resources, especially online catalogs, databases, and electronic tools. 
Facility with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work independently, and to exercise good judgment and patience. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, to bend, stoop, and reach; may need to push book trucks.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of library reference resources and services.
Knowledge of educational practices and pedagogies.
A bachelor's degree.

Work Environment
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

EEO Statement

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Hourly Rate (Non-Exempt) $15.00

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Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College, Bothell, WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and collaborative librarian to join a strong team of librarians, faculty, and staff who are committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research.

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.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/.  

The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library serves one of the most ethnically diverse higher education communities in the state. Librarians and library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here:http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, this position will partner with colleagues within the Library and across the campus to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online instruction that integrates information literacy into the curriculum, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell.  
  • Serve as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate faculty and students in subject areas to be determined based on emerging needs of the unit and prior experience.
  • In consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.
  • In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services.
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.
  • Some travel will be required. 

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.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.

Preferred

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Sr. 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 24 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).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. 
  • 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).
  • Teaching Statement: Provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing your general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Research & Instruction 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, January 6, 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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Horblit Project Cataloger, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Supervisor: Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services
Department: Houghton Library
Full or Part Time: Full time

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services, the Horblit Project Cataloger performs original and complex copy cataloging of the photograph portion of the Horblit Collection of Early Photography and coordinates the digitization of the collection. Note: This is a 2 year term position.

The Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography came to Houghton Library in 1995 as the gift of Mrs. Harrison D. Horblit and is one of the premier collections of early photographs. Harrison Horblit (1912-1988, Harvard College Class of 1933) began collecting early photography as a result of his interest in the history of science and technology. The photography collection, over 7000 items, begins with some of the earliest photographic negatives and prints, daguerreotypes, and early works describing the invention of photography. It includes examples of all the photographic processes used in the nineteenth century and the images represent all the major photographers of that era.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Working in ArtStor's Shared Shelf, upgrades existing catalog records for ca. 3,500 individual photographic prints or paper negatives.
  • Catalogs several collections of architectural study prints, totaling ca. 1,400 items.
  • Catalogs miscellaneous objects in the collection, such as cameras, stereoscopes, etc.
  • Performs additional research on photographs and prints as needed.
  • Helps identify conservation and storage needs of the collection, performs rehousing and relabeling of the collection as needed and ensures proper handling of fragile materials.
  • Coordinates with Imaging Services Staff to prepare batches of photographs for digitization, performs quality control check on images and links images to descriptive records.
  • May catalog other photograph collections in the Houghton Library, time permitting.
  • Consults with the Curator of Printing & Graphic Arts and staff from the Preservation and Imaging Services to ensure project success.
  • Keeps statistics and writes monthly progress reports.
  • As time permits, develops web exhibitions and other mechanisms to promote awareness and engagement with the collections.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A., M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program required.
  • Two years of experience with photograph cataloging, or related cataloging experience.
  • Working knowledge of DCRM(G), TGM/AAT, LCNAF, and LCSH.
  • Working knowledge of one European language, preferably Italian or French.
  • Knowledge of photographic processes and the history of photography essential.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with VRA.
  • Experience in an academic or research library preferred.
  • Experience with ArtStor's Shared Shelf preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Understanding of current developments within the archival profession and demonstrated commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession.
  • Flexibility and the capacity to thrive in a changing working environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position requires lifting and moving of materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks.
  • Work is performed in an area with library materials that may contain allergens or irritants such as paper dust and/or mold.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work is performed in an office setting within a library.

 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs
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Call for Proposals: Summit on Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers

The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs and the American Library Association invite you to the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit on February 6, 2017 in Chicago.  At the meeting we will learn from and with US and international librarians, international and national governmental agencies, and domestic resettlement and social services about the information needs of refugees and asylum seekers and the library services needed to support and empower them in their resettlement and integration process.  The information will be used to identify priorities and gaps, develop recommendations and an action plan for library services to refugees and asylum seekers.

You are also invited to participate by presenting a poster.  Please read the call for poster below.

For more information on the Summit and  Project Welcome, a one-year IMLS-funded planning grant (May 2016 - April 2017), see  https://publish.illinois.edu/projectwelcome/

Call for Posters

Are you delivering innovative and successful library-based programs or services for refugees and asylum seekers?  Have you conducted research on the library and information needs of refugees and asylum seekers?

You are invited to submit a poster proposal to present and share your best practices or research with attendees at the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers Summit, February 6, 2016.  All poster presenters need to register for the Summit.

Proposal Submissions

Please complete the online application form http://tinyurl.com/pw-summit-posterproposal by the December 14, 2016 deadline.

Project Coordinators: Clara M. Chu and Susan Schnuer, Mortenson Center for International Library Program

Project Partners: Michael Dowling and Jody Gray, American Library Association

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Summer Internship, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking applicants for the 2017 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program, an annual ten week summer internship.  There are internships in multiple areas of the library field, including Digital Strategy, Library Research, Manuscript Archives and Photo Archives.

All Steele interns receive a bi-weekly stipend during the program and access to affordable student housing.  College credit may also be awarded.

For more information about the available positions and how to apply, please visit baseballhall.org/intern.

The application deadline for the Program is January 31, 2017.

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Library Assistant, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: 

Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation, assist in all aspects of the operation of the department.

Responsibilities include:

  • Staffing the circulation desk, answering or referring patron questions as required, shelving and other tasks. Ability to work independently a must. 
  • Perform basic reader's advisory assistance in the recommendation and retrieval of materials.  Refer reference and research questions to the reference librarian on duty. Assist patrons with questions on the online catalog, reserving books and other related assistance.
  • Must be computer literate and possess good public service skills. 
  • 35 hours per week including days, evenings and some Saturday work required.  

Salary OPEIU Grade 6, Step 1.  Full Benefits 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Computer skills essential. 

For full job description please go to this link: http://www.amesburyma.gov/

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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Institutional Archives Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Institutional Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago were established in 1987 as a department within the structure of the Ryerson Library. The department preserves, accumulates and manages the documentation of the corporate history of the Museum and the School.

Internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

Records Management

  • Assisting the Archivist in all aspects of records management, including data entry, database management, logistic support to various school and museum departments, interaction with vendors.

Digitization of Art Institute publications and photographs

  • Hands-on scanning of historic publications and photographs
  • Composing metadata and attaching these to the pdfs in preparation of web-release
  • Periodically updating website

Processing of archival collections

  • Packing and handling, organizing, re-housing and compiling finding-aids (= archival inventories) of collections of personal papers of artists and individuals affiliated with the Art Institute (teachers, curators, donors, trustees)

A combination of the above three fields is possible.

Qualifications

The Institutional Archives are looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule, who enjoy the museum, archives and library environment and who are able to work at least a summer or a semester's length of time.

We are willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Library Sciences, Information Technology, Art History, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Museum Studies, but we are open to others who may be interested in the broader cultural world or non-profit work.

Intern Information

Length of Program: Semester long internships
Compensation: Unpaid
College Credit: Available
Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours a week

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING 2017 AND SUMMER 2017 (Please indicate for which term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter)

https://hrweb.artic.edu/psc/HRPRODE/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId=8468&utm_medium=email&utm_source=&utm_campaign=&utm_content=

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Archive Practicum Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Founded in 1901, The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries is the third largest art research library in the United States. The Archives' mission is to collect artists' and architects' papers that complement and extend both the 400,000+ volumes of the Libraries' collection as well as the permanent collections of the museum's curatorial departments. The Archives' collections are notably strong in late 19th- and 20th-century American architecture, with particular depth in Midwest architecture. Architects such as Edward Bennett, Daniel Burnham, Bruce Goff, Bertrand Goldberg, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright are represented in a broad range of papers. As well, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago is documented through photographs by C.D. Arnold and through a small collection of ephemera. The Century of Progress International Exposition of 1933-1934 in Chicago and the World's Fair of 1939 in New York are also each represented in an individual archive. The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (HALIC), a large collection of mounted photographic prints and lantern slides, provides valuable historic records of American architecture, landscape design, and urban planning. Other significant collections include the papers of artists, designers and scholars such as Ivan Albright, Irving Penn and George Collins.

A few of the many valuable experiences we may offer a graduate student with interest in Archives are:

  • Survey, arrange, process, and provide preservation and intellectual access to large and small collections. Add accruals to existing collections; evaluate and reorganize existing collections to better facilitate access accordingly.
  • Review and update existing finding aids and encode new finding aids in EAD.
  • Assist in the establishment, organization, editing, and application of metadata for new and existing digital objects. Digitize collection items when appropriate and develop content for online exhibits, publications, and other uses as required.
  • Assist patrons and researchers in navigating collections on-site and online; respond to email research inquiries.

It is our goal to create Library Practicum and Internship experiences that are tailored to meet the needs and the career goals of each individual student.


Qualifications

Library and Information Science students are preferred, but we also consider anyone who has had work or internship experience in archives, libraries, museums or who are students or graduates in associated fields such Museum Studies, Architectural History or Architectural Preservation.


Intern Information

Length of Program: Semester long internships

Compensation: Unpaid

College Credit: Available

Questions? Please call or email Nathaniel Parks, Assistant Archivist nparks@artic.edu, 312.857.7676.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER 2017

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Technical Services Intern, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Internships are available in various units of the Libraries. Projects can be designed to fit practicum or internship requirements for MLS and other academic or professional programs providing field experience. Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs interested in pursuing careers in libraries, visual resource collections, or archival collections are encouraged to apply for internships. Projects completed during an internship will vary depending on the department within the Libraries the intern is placed.

Technical Services:
Working with a librarian in the relevant area, design and complete a special project in acquisitions, cataloging, or serials.

Qualifications

Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, or students in professional programs; commitment to excellence. Good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of art or architecture history; good organizational skills, previous library experience.


Intern Information

Length of Program: Flexible to fit program requirements

Compensation: Unpaid

College Credit: Available

Hours: At least 1 day per week, 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday

Application Deadline: Open

Contact Karen Stafford at 312/443-3914 or kstafford2@artic.edu for more information.

WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER, 2017 (Please clarify the term you are applying for in your resume or cover letter)

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Youth and Family Services Coordinator (Part-Time), Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, MA

Serves as coordinator and supervisor of a specialized area such as Early Literacy, Youth and Family Services, Young Adult, and Outreach. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and evaluating the assigned area and ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively.

Typical Qualifications A combination of higher education and/or experience equivalent to 7 years, 3 of which must have been in the specific specialized area of the position, a library setting, or closely related field and 1 - 2 of which contained supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Requires a valid driver's license.

Apply now. Position closes at 12:00pm on December 6.

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, MA

We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative individual ready to think big about new ways of enhancing and providing library services. We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic user of technology in their personal and professional life and enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting. 

Qualications Master's degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science (or ability to obtain no later than date of hire) and some customer service experience required, library experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Requires a valid driver's license.

Apply now. Position closes at 12:00pm on December 6.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS Summer Seminars

Registration is now open for The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SILS summer seminars to London, Prague, and (new this year!) Dublin and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals with an interest in international librarianship. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!

NEW! THE DUBLIN AND BERLIN SUMMER SEMINAR (May 22 - June 6, 2017)
Our only multi-city seminar focused on Information Science, this program will focus on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. In both cities students will participate in business visits. While we are still confirming the exact locations, possibilities include Facebook, Red Hat, Google, and others. There will also be an organized daytrip to Potsdam, which includes a visit to Sanssouci Palace and park (a UNESCO world heritage site). Participants will also take part in cultural activities. The program is in partnership with University College Dublin and Humboldt University of Berlin, and participants will spend time on each iSchool's campus. It will be offered for 3 hours of academic credit, and participants will be accompanied by UNC SILS faculty and staff, as well as staff from IES Abroad<https://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/about>.


  *   To register for Dublin/Berlin, visit: http://tinyurl.com/jz5g7fb.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in Dublin/Berlin (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: https://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/dublinberlin.

THE PRAGUE SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
This summer seminar allows library professionals to explore the past, present and future of libraries and librarianship in the heart of one of the world's most remarkable, yet largely undiscovered, countries. During this two-week, residential summer program, participants will enjoy lectures and tours related to librarianship in this culturally and academically rich country. Participants also 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. In addition to visiting libraries and museums in Prague, the group will also make trips to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kroměříž (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/860<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__whc.unesco.org_en_list_860&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=V45Bon1oGhXb-7QOrlCdkhOsevjrGTXElskhP_u6uH4&e=>) and Český Krumlov (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/617<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__whc.unesco.org_en_list_617&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=InZn0VhEK7TuTr0o94cB1DuUnrFKc0wqx777JESmARE&e=>) with their historic libraries, castles and gardens. Accommodation in the center of Prague allows participants to explore this historic and absorbing capital city during the week, and the surrounding countryside during their free time on the weekends. This seminar has been offered each summer by UNC and Charles University in Prague since 2002.


  *   To register for Prague, visit: http://tinyurl.com/jvyvd4o.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in Prague (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/prague<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sils.unc.edu_programs_international_prague&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=_8LWQE9aDjPx5puF_3zpd0N4rdgKsLAQz3MFD57jDZQ&e=>.

THE LONDON SUMMER SEMINAR (May 21 - June 3, 2017)
The London Summer Seminar is offered by SILS and the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar will be held in London, and will feature lectures and presentations at UCL as well as tours of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in England. Although most of the program will take place in London, there will be day trips to visit the university libraries at both Oxford and Cambridge. In London, participants will tour behind the scenes at the British Library, the National Archives, the Imperial War Museum (including its library) and the Wellcome Library (including the History of Medicine Collection). Visits will be made to other types of libraries and there will be presentations from experts in the field of librarianship in Great Britain. There will also be guided tours of UCL and the Bloomsbury area of London. Some free time will be built into the program so that participants can explore London and surrounding countries, and visit other libraries and cultural institutions of their choice.


  *   To register for London, visit: http://tinyurl.com/h4zobd4.
     *   To learn more about the summer seminar in London (including a sample schedule and syllabus), visit: http://sils.unc.edu/programs/international/london<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sils.unc.edu_programs_international_london&d=BQMFBA&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=MBpp_QCFXE3kxi6Hf1QLxbFyNw1UKtUZeKSlJdEGU0s&m=Egl42b2QrerrLWeGoSN4AnEaSLsu8cttZ3AvhPjPDyI&s=4Kv8KphHnbTC87sx6kbMtUL4n4GDNKU2EDpp_W1teQs&e=>.


If you have any questions about the seminars, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy, SILS International Programs Coordinator, by e-mail at kmurphy@unc.edu<mailto:kmurphy@unc.edu>. These popular seminars are open on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is encouraged.

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Maker Space Coordinator/Maker-in-Residence, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

The Maker Space Coordinator/ Maker-in-Residence supports students, faculty, and staff in exploring new technologies, learning new skills, and furthering innovation through the use of the equipment, software, and tools available in our newly created maker space.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Partner with faculty leaders in growing maker culture on a liberal arts campus by demonstrating and sharing the value maker technologies.
  • Assist undergraduate student and faculty use of equipment and tools, ensure safety, and ensure compliance with the rules and policies of the workspace.
  • Provide safety and equipment training to student workers as well one-on-one and group instruction for other students and faculty.
  • Organize and maintain workspace and equipment, which includes a 120-watt laser cutter, a 5-axis CNC router, 3D printers, a programmable jacquard loom, and a variety of standard shop machines and hand tools.
  • Collaborate with faculty and student workers to develop documentation, videos or other support materials.

In addition to these duties, this position provides access as Maker-in-Residence to the maker space and its resources with encouragement for the development, creation, and exhibition of original work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable field
  • Demonstrated ability providing one-on-one or small group instruction
  • Experience with two or more of the following technologies:
    • 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, Raspberry Pi or Arduino, digitization or 3D scanning, digital design software, CNC fabrication or related DIY/makerspace technologies
  • Ability to engage effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience working in a maker space, lab, or fabrication environment
  • Experience working with students in an academic environment

https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1912

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Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College's Wallace Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to join the library's Content Group. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in automating the library's acquisitions process while also contributing to the migration to a new integrated library system (WMS). The successful candidate will be interested in collection development, work-flow efficiencies, and have a strong desire to engage with community members and identify ways to improve service offerings. Knowledge of acquisitions and derivative cataloging is a must, as well as the ability and willingness to learn new technologies and work with automated systems.

This position is part of the Content Group, which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff--as well as other LIS employees. Operations within the Content Group include: Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials and E-Resources management. Under the direction of the Director of Library Resources, the Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian will be primarily responsible for overseeing monographic purchases and ensuring that the holdings are accurate in the shared catalog. This position will be responsible for approving monograph requests and recommendations in accordance with the collection development policy, as well as overseeing receipt, limited physical processing, and adaptive cataloging of items. This position will work collaboratively with the Serials and E-Resources Librarian, the Technical Services Administrative Assistant, and faculty and staff during the course of fulfilling the duties of the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of metadata schema and will be able to apply that knowledge to coordinate the receipt of shelf ready material and perform derivative cataloging and physical processing as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience:
American Library Association-accredited Master's degree in library science, including coursework in cataloging rules and standards and two or more years of metadata and/or acquisitions experience in an academic library or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with desktop technology tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Familiarity with acquisitions automation processes, preferably YBP GOBI3 environment, and shelf-ready acquisitions practices
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably OCLC's WMS
  • Ability to effectively manipulate data across systems and to manage multiple interfaces
  • Functional knowledge of metadata standards and cataloging processes in an academic library including, but not limited to, familiarity with OCLC, MARC formats, and Library of Congress classification system
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology and an eagerness to learn and further develop those skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, make decisions, and to think creatively and flexibly to produce accurate work on a timely basis
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a changing workplace
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and members of the college community
  • Flexibility and creativity when problem solving

https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1720

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Call for Proposals: Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017)

Call for Participation (NASKO 2017)

Visualizing Knowledge Organization: Bringing Focus to Abstract Realities

ISKO C/US invites submissions of abstracts for its Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017) to be held June 15-16, 2017, in Champaign, IL, USA.

Conference Venue: the iSchool at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Deadline for Proposals: February 1, 2017

Knowledge organization and the systems that constitute its primary products seek to to make abstractions of knowledge concrete. Visualization is an increasingly popular way to create pictorial representations of knowledge using diverse methodologies, which seek to aid in the clarity of the comprehension and understanding of knowledge abstractions and their organization in knowledge space. Also, metaphorical "visualization" can involve the use of diverse methodologies to focus and enhance breadth of viewpoints in knowledge space. The Sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017) invites participants to bring forth approaches to visualizing knowledge, knowledge organization, and knowledge organization systems.

Possible topics to explore include: theory of KO, history and foundations of KO, legacy and emerging KOSs, epistemological stances in KO, visual approaches to KO, domain analytical approaches to KO, cultural approaches to KO, sustainability and KO, the future of KO, and anything else.

Proposals for research papers, position papers, posters, and a doctoral symposium are welcomed. Acceptable languages for conference submissions include English, French, or Spanish. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals should include the name(s) of the author(s), their complete mailing and e-mail addresses, and their telephone numbers. The title of the proposal should include a term denoting the category of submission: Paper, Poster, Doctoral Symposium.

All proposals should be uploaded to the EasyChair conference site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nasko2017

 

Proposal categories:

Research and Position Papers: Proposals should include a title and be no more than 1500 words with citations (citations not included in word count). Proposals should situate themselves within the extant literature of knowledge organization, and have a clearly articulated theoretical grounding and methodology. Those that report on completed or ongoing work will be given preference. Diverse perspectives and methodologies are welcome.

Posters: Proposals should include a title and be no more than 500 words with citations (citations not included in word count).

Doctoral Symposium: This is an opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their research in progress in a 15-minute presentation. Proposals should consist of a 500-word abstract with citations (citations not included in word count) and a one-page CV. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a general advising session to discuss their CVs, service commitments, and the job market. Students accepted into the doctoral symposium will have their conference registration fees waived.

Publication: All accepted papers will be published online. The papers most highly-ranked during the peer-review process will, with permission of the authors, be published, in full, in a future issue of Knowledge Organization.

 

Important Dates

 

February 1, 2017: Submission deadline.

March 6, 2017: Notification to authors.

April 1, 2017: Final copy submission.

 

Bursaries for students

 

ISKO C/US will offer a limited number of bursaries for students presenting at the conference. Application guidelines will appear on the ISKO C/US website later this year: http://iskocus.org/

 

Planning Committee

Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thomas Dousa, University of Chicago

Patrick Keilty, University of Toronto

Barbara Kwasnik, University of Syracuse

Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee

Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Laura Ridenour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

 

Program Committee

Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-chair

Laura Ridenour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-chair

nasko.cu2017@gmail.com

 

 

Ann Graf, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Athena Salaba, Kent State University

Daniel Martínez Ávila, Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP

Christina Pattuelli, Pratt University

Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo

Eva Hourihan Jansen, University of Toronto

Gercina Lima, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerai

Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee

Jane Greenberg, Drexel University

Jonathan Furner, University of California Los Angeles

Karen Snow, Dominican University

Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto

Marcia Zeng, Kent State University

Rachel Clarke, University of Syracuse

Sandy Roe, Illinois State University

Thomas Dousa, University of Chicago

Rick Szostak, University of Alberta

Melodie Fox, Bryant and Stratton College

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E-Scholarship Repository Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

As part of the Boston College Libraries team of librarians, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works to make academic research produced at Boston College visible and available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge. Reporting to the Head, Scholarly Communication & Research Services, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian maintains, promotes and enhances our eScholarship@BC repository and participates in other library publishing ventures. The Librarian explores new directions and tools to improve our repository services and to support open access. The Librarian supervises the work of the Digital Publishing Assistant.

The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian is the primary administrator of an active and essential Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) deposit program. The Librarian conducts outreach and establishes working relationships with graduate program directors across the University regarding ETD deposit policies and processes. She/he develops content and conducts workshops, physical and virtual, to instruct student degree candidates about the ETD program. This Librarian takes a lead role in developing new interfaces and services for students and in communicating policies for ETDs.

The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works with the faculty, Research Centers, and the subject liaison librarians to collect scholarly materials for eScholarship@BC and creates and directs the publications deposit and display features of the repository. This Librarian collaborates with other departments, including Digital Initiatives, Library Systems, Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication, to help shape a continuously evolving and responsive organization

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent graduate degree 
  • 2 years post MLS experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Detailed knowledge of copyright, fair use and open access
  • Proficiency with web authoring tools and other web and database applications 
  • Working knowledge of library metadata standards (familiarity with MODS preferred) 
  • Experience with open source repository software (Fedora preferred)
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, XSLT and other scripting languages 
  • Project management skills 
  • Familiarity with a CMS such as Drupal preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

More information can be found at bc.edu/jobs

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Library Director, Littleton Public Library, Littleton, NH

The Board of Trustees of the Littleton NH Public Library is seeking an energetic, community minded, creative and innovative, goal oriented, self-motivated, team player to manage and co-ordinate the daily operations of the library within compliance of State and local regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree in Library Science and minimum of 3 years' experience leading and managing a team preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publicly promote the vision and needs of the library.
  • Proven ability to motivate, inspire, direct and support a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Dedicated to excellent customer service
  • Strong relationship building and community development skills
  • Dedication to professional development for self and staff
  • Knowledge of current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries
  • Embraces current and emerging digital technologies
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited funds

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • MANAGEMENT: Build a culture of trust, support, supervision and professional development for the LPL staff. Competency in developing and managing budgets and identifying alternative funding sources; possessing solid knowledge of personnel, policy and facilities management issues; demonstrating the ability to develop and implement strategic plans; exhibiting the capability to review, evaluate and streamline procedures and workflow.
  • LEADERSHIP: Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of Littleton Public Library and the greater community to develop, advance and evaluate the Library's mission, vision and strategic goals.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Build strong relationships with library users and non-users to build community and ensure the needs of the community are solicited, understood and met, to the extent possible. Cooperate and leverage resources with local government, organizations, schools and members of the community to provide rich programming opportunities and support the library.

Full-time, salaried position. $47,476.00/yr. with benefits (vacation, medical insurance, retirement program)

Please send cover letter and resume to: directorsearchlpl@gmail.com

All applicants will be subject to a background check. Resumes accepted until position is filled.

Littleton Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs & Government Information, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  40869BR

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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 Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multifaceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Political Science department and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. As the subject specialist for government information, provides research support and instruction to Yale students and faculty across the campus and works closely with library colleagues to support teaching, learning, and research using government information. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, social media, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. 

Selects political science, public policy, global affairs, and government information materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. 

Manages the Yale Library's participation in government documents depository programs (U.S. federal, Canada federal, United Nations, European Union, and Food & Agriculture Organization) and serves as liaison to the agencies that administer these programs. Develops depository collections to meet Yale research and teaching needs. Advises and informs Yale Library colleagues, including the Director of Collection Development, on trends and issues related to government information.

Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development and outreach for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. A minimum of two years of professional experience required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated ability in working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the provision of research support services, preferably in an academic setting.  Familiarity with social science issues and resources.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government information resources.
  • Experience with numeric and/or geospatial data to support teaching, learning, and research.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Experience with collection development in an academic environment.

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.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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 atwww.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers. 

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 40869BR.

 

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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NewsHour Digitization Project Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

NewsHour Digitization Project intern will primarily assist with quality-control, normalization, and cataloging of records for 8,000 hours of the PBS NewsHour. This is an excellent opportunity to become familiar with audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization. Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging and/or metadata helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by December 9th, by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Cataloging Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

The Cataloging intern will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for over 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization. Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by December 9th, by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

The Spanish-Language Cataloging intern will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for audiovisual and sound materials in Spanish. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Writing and comprehension proficiency in Spanish.
  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by December 9th, by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Exhibition Internship, American Archive of Public Broadcasting, Boston, MA

Description:

The primary role of the Exhibition intern is to research and curate an exhibition using digitized materials in the archive, which will be featured on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org. They may also provide high quality reference services to researchers who are seeking materials in the archive.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog. The intern will have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Exhibition Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and good communications skills.
  • Internet savvy, with good research skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Coursework or experience curating exhibits preferred.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

General WGBH Internship Requirements:

1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

2. Internships are unpaid.

3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by December 9th, by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

Organization Description:

WGBH is public service media for New England-- on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions.

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Reference & Nonfiction Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

Applications are now being accepted in the office of the Library Director, North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position: Reference and Nonfiction Coordinator. 

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Reference & Non-Fiction Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring reference and non-fiction services to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

Responsibilities: Supervises the library's reference services, overseeing the daily operation; organizing and monitoring the work; training and supervising staff and volunteers; developing & overseeing staff projects and encouraging teamwork. Provides direct public service, including answering basic reference questions and complex, research-based questions; assisting patrons locating and using library resources and equipment; maintaining public discipline and decorum; and participating in shelving and shelf-reading as needed. Leads the library's efforts in making the local history and special collections accessible to the public, supervising research and indexing for the collections; creating special finding aids for the collection; and collaborating with the community outreach coordinator in programming, digitization of resources, and working with local historians and other historical and cultural organizations to highlight the town's rich cultural and historical resources. Coordinates the development of the reference, non-fiction, local history, and periodicals collections. This involves administering budget allotments, selecting new materials for the collections, assigning and overseeing the work of other selectors, evaluating donated items to the collections; and evaluating the collections for timeliness and use. Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, by maintaining the community bulletin board and handout counter for information and referral, and by participating in planning, conducting, and hosting library programs, as needed. Coordinates the non-fiction and local history volunteer program. Encourages the growth and development of library staff. Classifies, catalogs, and inputs adult materials into the OSL database. Teaches patrons how to use the library and its resources. Creates bibliographies and other finding aids to the collection. Promotes library services and collections through publications in print and electronic form. 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program. Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences. Archival experience preferred. 

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week; includes evenings and weekend hours

Salary: Starting at $43,793, plus benefits

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2016

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to:
Cyndi Desrochers
Library Director
North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone St.
North Kingstown, RI 02852
cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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

Salary:            $44,816 - $53,513 in 7 steps
Hours:             35 per week
The Dartmouth Public Libraries are looking for a Children's Librarian, someone who can work with a wide age-range, from infants and toddlers to teens.  The libraries currently offer 3 weekly early literacy programs, Mother Goose on the Loose and Baby Songs for ages 0 - 2, and preschool story time for ages 3 and up.  We will want to continue these programs.
This is a union position.  The work schedule includes 1 evening a week till 8:00, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  The Children's Librarian is stationed at the Southworth Library, but may be asked to spend time at the branch library on occasion. Southworth Library is a Passport Application Acceptance Agency, and applicants will be asked if they are willing to become a passport agent.

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Assistant Director/ Patron Services Librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Northampton, MA is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources. 
The library has a collection of 360,000 and a dedicated staff of 24 FTE, including full and part-time employees. The budget for FY 2017 is $1.49 million. The Richardsonian Romanesque building opened in 1894 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes an inviting children's area, exemplary arts and music collections, a strong reference department, an art gallery, extensive local history and genealogy materials for Hampshire County, and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. There is an active and supportive Friends group. 
The Assistant Director/ Patron Services Librarian is a member of the administration of the library and assists the director in all matters, assuming the role of director in absence of director. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast paced and forward thinking environment with an emphasis on quality customer service. We seek candidates who see challenges as opportunities and will continually strive to develop and improve service models through creative thinking and effective use of technology. Library staff are encouraged to work collaboratively at all times, and the Assistant Director/Patron Services Librarian serves as a team leader and mentor to staff in various work teams and across all departments. 
Responsibilities of this position include both administrative and direct patron services. The focus of this position is on borrower services, collection development, personnel management, community engagement, library programming, data analysis and volunteer coordination. For a detailed job description see, http://forbeslibrary.org/info/jobs/
Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program; enthusiasm for and a record of success in developing innovative patron services; 3 or more years of experience in public library supervisory roles and the ability to effectively plan and supervise the work of others; attention to detail, strong organizational skills; strong service orientation; ability to organize work, develop effective work processes and work within budget; assess work priorities and work independently; aptitude and experience with social media and technology savvy; analytical skills. 
SALARY: Full time benefited position, $66,000 annually 
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Director, Forbes Library, via email at jobs@forbeslibrary.org -- Deadline to apply is December 19, 2016.

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Full Time Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications for a reference librarian position at our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at http://bit.ly/CL1116.

Due to an out of state relocation, we have a full-time opening at our Central Library. This 37.5 hour/week position pays $23.01 an hour, with an excellent benefits package, for an annual salary of $44,869. This is a great opportunity to kick off a career in a lively setting with opportunities for growth and advancement.

Job duties will include providing reference and reader's advisory service, creating and delivering programs, maintaining collections, and connecting the library to the community. The job's focus is on services, programs, and collections for adults.

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for this challenging position. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. 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.

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered; pay rate would be $19.11 an hour until the degree is obtained.

Position: Full-Time: 37 1/2 hours per week

Pay: $23.01/hr

Benefits: Generous benefit package.

Instructions to Applicants: Closing Date: Sunday, December 4 at 11:59 pm. Apply before midnight on Sunday, December 4 at http://bit.ly/CL1116. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

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Systems Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Salary:  $64,724 - $86,187, in ten steps
Reports to:  Executive Director
Hours:  37.5 hrs. per week
Schedule:  During MVLC Office hours (M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Description:

Do you find creative solutions that allows technology to support what the library wants to do?  Do you see yourself as a person whose purpose it is to make sure that technology is easy to use, meets the library's needs, stays as out-of-the-way, and is as transparent as possible?  Are you happy when staff do not have to think about the technology (unless they want to)?  Is it important to make a technology users life more convenient than your own?  Do you find yourself saying yes, frequently, and then following through on your commitments?   If you answered yes to all of these questions, we have a position for you!

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative Systems Librarian who will bring "High Touch" to our "High Tech" environment.  MVLC maintains this technology environment supporting both MVLC member libraries, and MVLC central site staff in their individual and cooperative work. 

The Systems Librarian is responsible for all technical support services, system administration, operation, management, installation, and implementation for MVLC's automated systems. 

These include:

  • The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony.  SirsiDynix hosts this software for MVLC.
  • A telecommunications network serving MVLC central site and 32 member library locations
  • Telephony systems.  DSCI hosts this system for MVLC.
  • Technical support and coordination for Microsoft Office 365 collaborative environment, including Microsoft Exchange e-mail services, SharePoint CMS, and the other collaborative tools available in that environment.  Microsoft hosts this system for MVLC.
  • The MVLC WordPress web site
  • All software, hardware, mobile devices, and other MVLC managed peripherals. 

The Systems Librarian works in collaboration with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate new automation systems for the consortium.  The Systems Librarian supervises MVLC's Technology Services staff. 

The Systems Librarian maintains collegial and effective working relationships with MVLC's automation partners to ensure timely resolution of support issues, software and hardware upgrades, installation and implementation of new hardware and software products.

The Systems Librarian will:

  • Provide on-site assistance for PC and network related issues for member libraries.
  • Provide technical documentation and training for staff at MVLC member libraries.
  • Maintain an operating knowledge of MVLC policies and procedures, system documentation, and vendor support systems.
  • Create reports, compile statistics, and implement custom applications as requested by the Executive Director, MVLC members, MVLC user groups, and standing Committees.

MVLC considers this position to be a senior-level position for a degreed librarian.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members.   If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serve MVLC's member libraries, this position is for you!

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • At least 5 years technical experience managing complex automated systems and telecommunications networks
  • Experience in System Administration of an Integrated Library System, preferably The BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony
  • Public library experience desirable
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in supporting a PC-based network
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP telecommunications networks
  • Knowledge of  SQL, client/server architecture
  • Knowledge of HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, Javascript, ASP.Net, PEARL, C#, C++, and Web design tools
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

Work Environment:

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

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

Physical Demands:

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

Closing Date: When Filled

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

About Us:

The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts.  The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA.   MVLC is a member governed, customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities.  Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Library Intern - Local History, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

This South Hadley Public Library internship offers students the opportunity to assist and learn about the overall library, as well as work on special projects in our local history room. Since opening in 2014, our new local history room has added many great local history resources to the collection and staff have begun sorting through them. 

The library is working on an inventory of the collection to identify materials in need of classification, cataloging, and preservation measures. The intern will work with the assistance, and under the supervision, of the Adult Services Librarian and Library Director. 

The intern will assist in one or more of the following projects, as time permits: 

  • Organize the materials in the Local History Room according to existing policy and create appropriate finding aids.
  • Search online catalogs and databases to identify existing MARC records for uncatalogued items; prepare the necessary information for original or copy cataloging by the C/W MARS network as needed.
  • Determine materials best suited for scanning, rehousing, and/or digitization for access and preservation purposes.
  • Identify gaps in the Local History collection and assist in developing strategies to acquire the necessary materials for complete coverage.
  • Review the "Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment" created by a 2016 Community Preservation Assessment Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; identify and recommend measures to be taken to address the identified Short Term Priorities. 

In addition, the intern will learn about public library functions by working at the circulation desk, reshelving materials, and assisting patrons' technology needs. The number of hours spent each week between tasks will vary. 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a combination of library/museum experience and/or graduate-level course work. Salary & Schedule: Flexible schedule, 12 hours per week at $13 per hour. 

Click here to apply.
The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Information Product Team Member, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team member Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits)

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Business research experience including the ability to read and interpret financial statements 
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing experience: clearly and concisely synthesize and analyze multiple sources to develop new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products
  • Produce digital products using multiple platforms & formats (Silverpop, Zotero, HTML)
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Desired Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline. 
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources
  • Intermediate HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  17 hours per week

Salary: $25 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at jwilson@hbs.eduor Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park seeks an assistant professor (tenure track) focused on human-centered design of information and technology, including but not limited to human-computer interaction, social computing, digital humanities, data visualization, and visual analytics. We are interested in candidates with superior research and scholarship potential as well as teaching ability. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, with opportunities for summer teaching and grant-funded summer research. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

The iSchool is home to a dynamic set of centers and labs, including the world renowned Human-Computer Interaction Lab (hcil.umd.edu), the Trace Center (trace.umd.edu), and the Digital Curation Innovation Center (dcic.umd.edu), and more that conduct interdisciplinary research that transforms the way we connect with information and each other. The growing iSchool faculty work in a wide variety of domains and problem areas, and we are interested in faculty colleagues who evidence creative exploration of new areas and collaboration with others. We seek candidates interested in conducting interdisciplinary research within strategic application areas including but not limited to environmental sustainability, cybersecurity, smart and connected communities, youth learning and technology, big data management and curation, diversity, equity, information accessibility, and inclusive design.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in a related area at time of appointment; demonstrated research excellence; a research agenda with the potential to attract external support; interest in developing effective and innovative teaching.

Preferences: The ideal candidate will combine cutting edge, high impact research that shapes the information field with a desire to create an exceptional educational experiences for students within a diverse, interdisciplinary environment. 

Applications: For best consideration, apply online by December 1, 2016 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/47772. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. 

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Digital Initiatives Librarian to be responsible for administration and configuration of institutional repository and related systems and applications.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for administration and configuration of institutional repository and related systems and applications, including but not limited to creation of new IR communities and collections.  Outreach to communities, for planning and performing batch loads of new collections, implementation of workflow, technical processes and methodology, and administering authorizations and roles within the institutional repository and related applications.
  • Works in conjunction with library systems staff, vendor support staff and open source communities, and Scholarly Communications to troubleshoot, resolve and escalate problems; works in conjunction with library systems staff to coordinate and perform application and system upgrades.  Creates specifications and scripting for metadata transformation and crosswalks.
  • Performs technical support for faculty and staff in the use of the institutional repository and related applications, and assists with process and workflow development.  Works as a member of the library team to plan and implement changes to delivered public interfaces; works as a member of the library team to integrate digital collections with other campus-wide applications.
  • Assists with creation of short and long-term plans for digitization of selected materials, working with content specialists and faculty members to determine priorities for digitization.  Works as a member of Library & Technology Service (LTS) teams to assist faculty and staff in decision making for new collections. Receives requests for assistance with digital materials, and evaluates the appropriateness of those materials for inclusion in current or future digital asset systems.
  • Performs execution and support of LTS institutional repository policies and procedures, and assists in the development of policies as needed.  Serves as resident authority for metadata and digitization standards.  Helps guide and ensure adherence to capture standards, metadata standards, preservation standards, technical workflow and quality control.
  • Back-up core function of systems in the library and be available for on-call 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education; 3-5 years experience with library digital repositories
  • Experience developing and managing digital software (DSpace, ArchivesSpace); knowledge and experience working in Unix or Linux systems at the CLI
  • Proven engagement in the broader library systems community with a focus on administering and supporting digital initiativesapplications and services; 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.

Preferred skills:

  • Familiarity with digitization projects and standards for various materials, e.g. electronic theses and dissertations, manuscripts, photographs and audio and video recordings
  • Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards; experience in a research library or academic library

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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Director of Marketing and Communications, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Hartford Public Library seeks a full-time Director of Marketing and Communications.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing and communications plans and activities to broaden awareness and strengthen Hartford Public Library's brand. Leads all marketing, communications and external relations activity for Hartford Public Library, including library communications, media relations, employee communications, sponsorships and events, government relations and community engagement. Participates in system-wide planning and development and is a member of the senior management team.

Please see our website for the full job description: https://www.hplct.org/about/job-openings. To apply, please send completed employment application, resume and cover letter to: Hartford Public Library, Human Resources, 500 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103; fax (860) 722-6900; or email personnel@hplct.org. Position open until filled.

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Music Reference and Research Services Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

SUMMARY

The Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library seeks an energetic, creative and skilled professional to be the Music Reference and Research Services Librarian. The Music Library is situated within the Music Department and part of a lively and collaborative community of practice. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to the Music Department, coordinate research, teaching, and learning services and initiatives for the Music Library and collaborate with colleagues in the development and implementation of library programs, online learning tools, and services for the College, FAS, GSAS, and the University. This position will work closely with library colleagues, including those in Services for Academic Programs and the User Experience Research Center, as well as faculty, students, and teaching fellows in order to integrate into the curriculum opportunities for students to discover, evaluate, organize, synthesize and ethically use a wide range of musical resources in multiple formats. S/he participates in ongoing assessment and support for pedagogical experimentation, knowledge sharing, and innovation, and supports virtual and in-person reference services, outreach and library learning programs.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates the Music Library's research, reference, teaching and outreach programs and services, collaborating with other specialists in the Loeb Music Library and across Harvard College
  • Actively engages with faculty, instructors, and other librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the undergraduate and graduate curricula
  • Provides in-person, phone, mail, and online reference services
  • Maintains current awareness of developing trends and investigates and adopts new findings and innovations in:
    • teaching and learning program development, assessment, pedagogical methods, learning materials, technologies that support and advance teaching and learning in the academic environment.
    • trends in publication and the dissemination of knowledge in the disciplines
  • Evaluates and assesses instructional programs, services, resources with a focus on user needs and student learning
  • Participates in college and university programs, as well as library task groups and committees
  • As a contributor to Music Library management, helps to advance a common vision through effective planning, clear direction, prioritization and follow-through, and mutual understanding through effective communications.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises one professional staff member, the Music Reference and Digital Programs Librarian. May supervise student employees.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program required; bachelor's degree in Music required
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience providing and/or coordinating music reference services
  • Experience providing library instruction and/or with information literacy programs in a research library setting
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced degree in Music desirable
  • Proficiency in at least one modern language beyond English
  • Ability to work collaboratively and participate in a team environment
  • Knowledge of best practices and current methods in pedagogy and reference services
  • Understanding of established and emerging technologies for musical instruction and research
  • Evidence of creativity, and imaginative approaches to work
  • Knowledge of ethnomusicology is desirable; knowledge of popular music and jazz may be helpful
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication and intellectual property issues, especially as they relate to music and the performing arts
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to communicate on a high level and work effectively with faculty, staff, and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Founded in 1638, Harvard has a rich legacy of libraries that continues into the 21st century. In total there are over 70 libraries at Harvard that comprise the Harvard library system, with combined holdings of over 16 million items. More than 11 million of those items are part of the collection of a centrally administered unit within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences that is referred to as the Harvard College Library (HCL). It is comprised of Widener, Lamont, Birkhoff Mathematical, Cabot Science, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Fine Arts, Harvard-Yenching, Houghton, Loeb Music, Physics Research, and Tozzer libraries and the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Map Collection, and the Harvard Theatre Collection.

For more information, please visit: http://www.hcl.harvard.edu/news/index.cfm

For information on Harvard College Library's Green Initiatives, please visit: http://hcl.harvard.edu/news/articles/2011/green_office_wrap_up.cfm

Position will remain posted until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning Friday January 27, 2017.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

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Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Is responsible for providing specialized and complex reference services, performing complex and original cataloging and classifying of rare books and manuscripts, and promoting the use, care, and servicing of the Rare Books and Manuscripts' collections.

Reports to

Keeper of Special Collections in consultation with the Chief of Technical and Digital Services for matters pertaining to cataloging and database quality control.

Supervises

Professional and support staff as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

1. Provides reference service which often includes difficult and complex queries; takes responsibility for developing and maintaining quality reference service within the Department.

2. In coordination with the Chief of Technical and Digital Services and according the cataloging policies of the Library, performs original and complex descriptive and subject cataloging, classification, and authority work for rare books, manuscripts This work will require special language, subject, and technical knowledge.

3. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file. Where appropriate, revises existing authority records

4. Assists in retrospective conversion projects, including digitization projects, by facilitating an accurate conversion of data into appropriate machine readable forms, including MARC21, XML, or other formats as required.

5. Remains current with existing and emerging cataloging policies, practices, standards, schema and procedures including, but not limited to, MARC 21, DCRM(B), FRBR, AACR2r, LC Rule Interpretations, OCLC bibliographic standards, Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, TEI, CDWA, GILS, and CORC.

6. Works collaboratively with Technical Services staff in order to resolve problems relating to item and bibliographic records.

7. Assumes responsibility for implementing the policies of the Library as they pertain to the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department.

8. Keep abreast of current trends in scholarship in order to match research needs with collection holdings.

9. Alternates with other staff members in supervising the reading room in such a way as to maintain an atmosphere conducive to research at the same time as preserving and protecting materials.

10. Contributes to cultivation and stewardship of prospective donors and identification of potential collections for acquisition.

11. Increases visibility of the collections through presentations, web-based projects, exhibitions, and public programs.

12. Suggests items or collections in need of conservation, makes recommendations for reformatting of materials, and instructs patrons and other staff in the proper handling of rare books and manuscripts.

13. Prepares statistical and other reports and analyses, as assigned.

14. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Proven familiarity with standard rare book and manuscript reference sources and databases.
  • Knowledge of current conservation principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated experience and superior knowledge of DCRM(B), FRBR, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and MARC 21 coding (all formats).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and recent hands-on experience cataloging on OCLC. 
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging library catalogs, online and print cataloging resources and bibliographic tools. 
  • Ability to carry out detailed procedures with accuracy.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Demonstrates initiative and appropriate independent decision making skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Ability to execute library policy.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications: 

1. Education

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. 
  • A second master's degree in the Humanities or advanced coursework that would increase the knowledge of rare books is desirable.

2. Experience

  • Four years recent professional experience in a Rare Book /Manuscript Dept.
  • Four years recent experience performing original cataloging using DCRM(B), FRBR, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, and MARC 21 coding.
  • One year recent experience maintaining name, subject, and uniform title authority control MARC records.
  • Reading knowledge of Latin and fluency in at least one additional language other than English. Ability to deal with other unfamiliar foreign languages 

Requirements

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

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Library Archivist, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, MA

Energetic professional sought to preserve, catalog, and make accessible the archival collections of the City and the Sawyer Free Library. May provide some supervision to library assistants, interns and volunteers.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program, required; a demonstrated understanding of archival principals of arrangement, preservation and description for cataloging; familiarity with MARC data elements; good organizational skills with attention to detail; able to work independently and as part of a team; strong written and oral communication skills; one year experience processing, arranging and describing archival materials preferred; knowledge of Cape Ann History a plus.

Salary range: $21.64-$29.16 per hour.

Please submit resume and cover letter by November 9, 2016  to:
Personnel Dept.
Gloucester City Hall
9 Dale Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 281-9742
Fax: (978) 282-3055
Email: dprophet@gloucester-ma.gov

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Taxonomist, Harvard Business School Publishing, Brighton, MA

Harvard Business Publishing is an idea-driven company with a commitment to improving the practice of management. We're a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University serving customers across three primary markets: educational institutions, corporations, and individual managers. 

As part of our strategic focus on search optimization, we need a taxonomist to help the Higher Education group leverage an extensive set of product metadata to continually improve our ability to surface them to academic customers. The taxonomist acts as an internal expert on cataloging business terms from an academic perspective and translating that into findability for instructors searching for course materials on the HBP Higher Education website. The role supports a pedagogy-based Higher Education (HE) marketing approach by ensuring accurate and updated taxonomy terms for product metadata, organized to drive search enhancement. 

This position requires broad knowledge of terminology and concepts in the quantitative and qualitative business disciplines and 3 - 5 years' familiarity with organizing information for the web. Bachelor's degree or higher preferably in a field related to Information Science, Library Sciences, or Instructional Design. Interest in/experience with pedagogical needs of business faculty a plus. 

Key responsibilities: 
  • Maintain deep knowledge of academic business-related terms to serve evolving business instructor teaching needs. 
  • Ownership and regular maintenance of complete academic-focused business term taxonomy, including establishing and managing processes for ongoing updates. 
  • Extend the Higher Education taxonomy to organize product information with an eye to findability of content on the Educators web site. 
  • Understand what metadata is stored in the index of Endeca, the Higher Education web site search engine, and continuously refine in collaboration with the Web Product Marketing Manager 
  • Analyze taxonomy data related to products, items, usage, etc. to provide insights to the marketing/web team and drive search enhancement strategy and decisions. 
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand taxonomy needs and priorities, from optimizing for customer-facing issues on the web site to collaborating with the Content Operations team which enters metadata for new content 
  • Be part of a data governance team, including maintenance of a standards-based controlled vocabulary to mesh with universally-understood terms 
  • Help define and implement taxonomy optimization strategies 
  • Be a line of contact to taxonomists at Harvard Business School, to standardize taxonomies and approaches whenever possible 
  • Be able to communicate with peers and the Higher Education management team effectively and clearly. 
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a field related to Information Science, Library Sciences, or Instructional Design. 
  • At least three years' experience creating, extending, and maintaining taxonomies 
  • Solid general knowledge of all areas of business and management disciplines, terminology, and topics. 
  • Customer focus. 
  • Strong business writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Proactive, self-starter who can also work well as part of a team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to balance multiple priorities. 
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to quality work and excellence. 
  • Bonus: previous Information Architecture or User Experience role. 
  • Bonus: Experience using product analytics and A/B testing to optimize experiences. 
Qualified candidates may be asked to submit artifacts from previous taxonomy/findability experience.

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 150,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and externally and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images. 

We are looking for someone who has substantial experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and has an understanding of working with taxonomies and metadata. The assistant would also help with our Wordpress site and will assist us with our YouTube channel.

Skills: Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop; strong communications skills; strong visual skills; Independent worker and self starter, does not require extensive direction strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated, collaborative, and willing to take on all tasks. Position begins immediately.
18 per hour
Please send cover letter and resume to grant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10 hours per week. The hours are flexible within the work week.

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Librarian/Archivist/Project Manager, Adrianna Smith, Washington, DC

This is a unique, long-term, part-time opportunity for an experienced librarian/collections manager to work for a major private collector based in the Washington metro-area. The candidate will have extensive experience in library management, especially library database management, exhibition design, and ideally some knowledge and experience with multi-media content creation. Knowledge and experience in any or all of these subjects - Science, American History, Mathematics, Philosophy and 19/20thc. Literature - would also be helpful. The work in this role will have several phases. Immediately, there is a pressing need for an initial project-based effort in the design, organization and arrangement of material including the physical layout of the interior design of a recently constructed library shell. In the long-term, there will be the ongoing responsibility of maintaining the physical organization of the library as well as reevaluating and maintaining the collection's electronic database. This person will be responsible for either overseeing or creating a significant amount of multi-media content related to the collection. This position is available immediately.

Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience in an archival repository, special collections library or related work
  • Experience managing long-term handling and cataloging in an electronic database
Qualifications:
  • Training and/or degree in library science or applicable subject matter
  • Knowledge and experience in Science, American History, Mathematics, Philosophy and 19/20thc. Literature would be helpful
  • Higher compensation if applicant has familiarity and experience with multi-media platforms
  • Experience creating content and designing/curating exhibitions
  • Familiarity with library systems databases (current system uses inMagic)
Duties:
  • Review library design with collector, structural as well as content organization and display strategies
  • Reorganize, update and maintain library database (current system is inMagic)
  • Research material related to items in collection for multi-media content creation
  • Oversee or help design, create, and maintain the multi-media content for a significant portion of the collection
Interested applicants should email me directly at ams@gdsgroup.org with a resume/CV

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Part Time Young Adult Services Programmer, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library has an opening for a Part Time Young Adult Services Programmer. We are looking for someone to bring excitement and vision to the Pawling Free Library's YA program, with a willingness to reach out to middle-schoolers and teens through social media and school collaborations and other relevant, community minded approaches. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly and ability to connect to teenagers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and planning interesting, educational, entertaining programs and presentations for middle-schoolers and teens.
  • Consulting with and advising the Director on YA/collection development.
  • YA/Teen reader's advisory.
  • Technology, gaming.
  • Maintaining YA/Teen program budget line.
  • Management of teen volunteers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Familiarity with teen trends in technology and social media
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Circulation desk coverage and some evenings and weekends will be required.

Position: Part-Time: 30 hours per week

Pay: $12 - 18/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply.

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Library Clerk, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Monday 3 PM - 5 PM and every Thursday 4 PM - 8 PM. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 6 hours per week

Pay: $9 - 13/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Technical Services Librarian, East Central University, Ada, OK

https://www.ecok.edu/administration-and-finance/employment-services/openings/technical-services-librarian

Do you want to...

  • Engage in a wide range of valuable professional experiences?
  • Work in a collaborative atmosphere where everyone's voice matters?
  • Use your creativity and enthusiasm to promote the library and its catalog?

If so, the Technical Services Librarian opening at East Central University's Linscheid Library may be a great fit for you.

The Position

  • Oversee the cataloging, classification, and processing of all library materials.
  • Oversee maintenance of the library's integrative library system.
  • Serve as liaison to various service providers, and FDLP.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the institutional repository.
  • Instruct students in library use and research skills in the classroom and at the Reference Desk.
  • Serve as liaison to several academic departments, collaborating with faculty on research, collection development, information literacy curriculum development, and special projects.
  • Remain up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices.
  • Lead and serve on library and university committees.
  • Supervise one full-time staff member.


The Library
Linscheid Library is comprised of five librarians, seven staff members, and a director that work collaboratively to foster student success at ECU and within the community of Ada.

The Place
East Central University is a student-centered regional public university with an enrollment of 4,727 offering thirty-five undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing and the social sciences; and nine master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's students come from 24 countries and 25 states.
ECU is located in Ada, a city of 16,000, in the east central region of Oklahoma. Ada is the home of the Chickasaw Nation's business headquarters, the Robert S. Kerr EPA Water Research Laboratory, and LegalShield. It offers a hometown feel, along with quality schools, restaurants, and other businesses.

Your Qualifications
Both experienced librarians and recent graduates from ALA-accredited MLS programs are encouraged to apply. Cataloging experience preferred. Excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, computer literacy, and data analysis skills required.

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, names/addresses/ phone numbers/emails of three professional references, and *Disclosure Statement  to Amy Schlup, Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu. Application review will begin January 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Public Services Librarian, East Central University, Ada, OK

https://www.ecok.edu/node/14026

Do you want to...

  • Engage in a wide range of valuable professional experiences?
  • Work in a collaborative atmosphere where everyone's voice matters?
  • Use your creativity and enthusiasm to promote the library and its collections?

If so, the Public Services Librarian opening at East Central University's Linscheid Library may be a great fit for you.

The Position

  • Oversee outreach, circulation, reserves, and special collections, maintaining a focus on customer service.
  • Maintain, develop and assess the library's outreach plan.
  • Organize and host events in the library each semester.
  • Promote the library and its events in digital and print formats, including managing the library's social media presence.
  • Create circulation policy and maintain copyright compliance of library reserves.
  • Accession, arrange, describe, and preserve the university's archival collections.
  • Instruct students in library use and research skills in the classroom and at the Reference Desk.
  • Serve as liaison to several academic departments, collaborating with faculty on research, collection development, information literacy curriculum development, and special projects.
  • Remain up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices.
  • Lead and serve on library and university committees.
  • Supervise two full-time staff members.


The Library
Linscheid Library is comprised of five librarians, seven staff members, and a director that work collaboratively to foster student success at ECU and within the community of Ada.

The Place
East Central University is a student-centered regional public university with an enrollment of 4,727 offering thirty-five undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing and the social sciences; and nine master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's students come from 24 countries and 25 states.
ECU is located in Ada, a city of 16,000, in the east central region of Oklahoma. Ada is the home of the Chickasaw Nation's business headquarters, the Robert S. Kerr EPA Water Research Laboratory, and LegalShield. It offers a hometown feel, along with quality schools, restaurants, and other businesses.

Your Qualifications
Both experienced librarians and recent graduates from ALA-accredited MLS programs are encouraged to apply. Marketing experience preferred. Excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, computer literacy, and data analysis skills required.

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, names/addresses/ phone numbers/emails of three professional references, and *Disclosure Statement  to Amy Schlup, Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu. Application review will begin January 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Sr. Manager, Baker Research Services, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

(Req. 41057)

Responsible for managing the day to day work of 7 research staff, including evaluating and assigning/triaging new faculty requests. Follows a player/coach model of management. Specific duties include the following:

  • Provides operational leadership for a team of high performing research specialists charged with providing a broad range of research and data services to HBS faculty. Manages the BRS Research budget, creates quarterly forecasts, and monitors monthly expenses. Tracks BRS work for customers, including collecting statistics, generating quarterly and annual reports, and submitting monthly chargebacks. Manages BRS Research staff, recruitment, performance reviews, professional development, and goal setting.
  • Directs the implementation of policy within the BRS Research group to provide seamless services to the HBS faculty and their proxies.
  • Analyzes and evaluates new technologies to support information research and management techniques directing the application of them in order to improve customer satisfaction and provide a consistent user experience.
  • Maintains and contributes to working relationships with other KLS departments, the Division of Research and Faculty Development, HBS lT, and other customers, school-wide initiatives, such as faculty charge-back reviews.
  • Actively participates in KLS and HBS initiatives. Helps to develop individuals and teams within the organizational structure in order to meet BRS and KLS priorities.
  • Anticipates customers' future research needs and identifies opportunities for growth and improvement in BRS services Works with Senior Director on service evaluation, faculty engagement, organizational planning, staff recruiting, internal/external partnerships, etc.
  • Oversees deliverables and maintenance necessary for BRS Research portion of DP/CMS.
  • Other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Statistics, Economics or other related discipline.
  • Minimum five (5) years of research-related experience, including management or supervision of research staff, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of business information sources including but not limited to Bloomberg, WRDS, CAPIQ and Factiva; experience with CRSP, Compustat/Research Insight, Datastream, SDC a plus. Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business Harvard Business School history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures. Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools for information access, management, analysis, and presentation. Demonstrated ability to access and extract information from data in a variety of formats. Experience using STATA or SAS and/or Excel; familiarity with all.
  • Thorough understanding of research methodologies.
  • Record of involvement in empirical investigation in business and/or economics.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships and leadership/management skills for leading a team of professionals/researchers. Strong partnership and customer service skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, adaptability and creativity in the uses and management of available resources and in; a high degree of receptiveness to new ideas and different fields of study.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment; collaborates and influences across groups.
  • Proven critical and strategic thinking skills.

Additional Information

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Director, Baker Research Services.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of all four Baker Research Services streams: Research Services, Research Data Program, Research Innovation, and HBS Working Knowledge.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, including the data collection management lead.

Understanding of HBS research process preferable.

Cover Letter is Required.

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Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2fVBsGm

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Textual Processing Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position. 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting while attending graduate school.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week (16 hours) is required.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 2, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to christina.fitzpatrick@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-PROC- 01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript,

letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___ ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in

"summer"):

___________________________________________________________________________

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Period of Internship:

 Spring (December 15-May 15) ☐

 Summer (May 15-August 15) ☐

 Fall (August 15-December 15) ☐

Structure of Internship:

 Full-time (40 hours per week) ☐

 Full-time (32 hours per week) ☐

 Part-time (16 hours per week) ☐

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job description:

Provide library reference service to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Access Services staff, oversee circulation desk activity and supervise student workers. Assist with other tasks within the Library.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, phone, and online chat.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • Occasionally provide library instruction sessions for patrons in research methods and general library use.
  • Assist in maintaining, editing, and preparing LibGuides and other instructional materials.
  • When needed, assist other library departments with tasks or projects, including access services & circulation, interlibrary loan, and technical services.
  • In the absence of the Access Services staff, assist in supervising student workers and with circulation, reserves, shelving and related tasks as needed.
  • Assist with library projects (such as shelf reading, inventories, catalog record enhancements), and other tasks, as needed. Assist in preparing library materials for campus events and displays.
  • Participate in the libraries' Marketing and Outreach Committee's efforts, including promoting library services, resources, and programming, via social media and traditional methods including promotional publications. Assist in planning, hosting and coordinating library programs.

Schedule: Hours are Monday 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm (9:00 pm during the summer) and every other Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. This is a year-round position, excluding certain breaks and holidays.

Qualifications:

Required: MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered). Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred: Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.

Submit letter of intent, resume and the contact information for three professional references to: Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by December 2, 2016.

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Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

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

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education. Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The Master's degree programs are accredited by the American Library Association and available entirely online. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR:

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number - IRC3075).

The full announcement is available at HigherEdJobs.

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Executive Director, Lloyd Library, Cincinnati, OH

Position Description

Organization: Founded in 1898 by the Lloyd brothers, John Uri, Curtis Gates, and Nelson Ashley, principals of the Lloyd Brothers, Inc., Pharmacists, the Lloyd Library's mission is "to collect and maintain a library on botanical, medical, pharmaceutical, and scientific books and periodicals and works of allied sciences that serve the scientific research community, as well as constituents of the general public, through library services and programming that bring science, art, and history to life." A private trust was established in 1917 to assure that the library would continue to fulfill its mission into the future. The Library's operations are still supported by that trust and today it is recognized worldwide by the scientific community and others as a vital independent research center. Housing hundreds of thousands of monographs and serials on the subjects of pharmacy, botany, horticulture, herbal and alternative medicines, natural products, homeopathy, and eclectic medicine, the Library boasts a vast collection of scientific texts--from the most current works to those that date back to 1493, its earliest printed work. The Lloyd's various collections (books, archives, and artifacts) make up what could be considered a disciplinary history center for the natural health movement. Its archival collections include the papers of John Uri Lloyd, Curtis Gates Lloyd, Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc., and the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, as well as the papers of professional natural product scientists and herbalists. The collections also include thousands of artifacts from early pharmaceutical equipment to recent original artwork by medical illustrators, as well as photographs dating from the 19th century and Lloyd family memorabilia.

Position description: The Executive Director [ED] is responsible for the administration and direction of a broad range of independent research library functions. This is a full-time management position providing leadership and guidance for the Library. Broadly, the position is responsible for all managerial aspects of an independent research library and for the provision of library services to historians, scientists, artists, and other professionals, as well as the general public. The ED serves as staff team leader and is responsible for oversight of all matters dealing with bibliographic control, collection care and management, internal policies and procedures, patron services, and physical maintenance of the building and its contents. Of equal importance, the ED also serves as the chief public relations officer and advocate for the Library and its services to the general public. This includes the development of robust and creative programming, engaging exhibits, publications, and educational activities for a variety of affinity and academic groups. An activity of particular note where the ED will have a leadership role is the Lloyd's successful Fellowship Program. The role of library promoter will also include intentional and consistent outreach to researchers and collaboration with aligned organizations -- all with the goal of raising the library's visibility (locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally) and increasing collections usage. The position requires the ED to have thorough knowledge, skill, and ability in every phase of research librarianship as well as a fundamental knowledge of managing a non-profit organization.

Supervision Received: The ED works under the administrative direction of the Lloyd Library Board of Directors and serves at its discretion. The ED reports directly to the President of the Board and works in conjunction with the President to develop goals and objectives as well as to create the annual budget for the library. The ED is responsible for presenting an annual report to the Board of Directors containing information on all aspects of library management, including financial and facility administration, results of staff performance, and internal and external activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of the functions, administration, and activities of special, academic, or independent research libraries Proven ability to work with and manage professionals of diverse expertise Excellent oral and written communications--articulate and persuasive Ability to make decisions in an environment of limited resources Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, staff, associates, donors, researchers, and the general public Attitude of encouraging a positive and collaborative work environment where quality employees are attracted and retained

http://lloydlibrary.org/EDPositionDescription2016Nov.pdf

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to resumes@lloydlibrary.org

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Steele Internship Program, National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum's is accepting applications for our 2017 Steele Internship Program through January 31st!  This summer experience which provides meaningful, hands-on training in a variety of fields including library science, archives, and museum collections. To be considered for the program, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program during their internship, or have just graduated in May of 2017.  All Steele Interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing.  If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.  Any students who are interested may apply online through January 31st at www.baseballhall.org/intern.  Any questions, please contact Stephanie Hazzard, Director of Museum Education at shazzard@baseballhall.org

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology

View the full press release at:
    http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/11/submit-nomination-prestigious-kilgour-technology-research-award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and OCLC, Inc. invite nominations for the 2017 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2016.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research showing promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed. The award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation, and an expense-paid trip (airfare and two nights lodging) to the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the American Library Association. Nominating letters must address how the research is relevant to libraries; is creative in its design or methodology; builds on existing research or enhances potential for future exploration and/or solves an important current problem in the delivery of information resources. A curriculum vita and a copy of several seminal publications by the nominee must be included. Preference will be given to completed research over work in progress. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Currently-serving officers and elected officials of LITA, members of the Kilgour Award Committee, and OCLC employees and their immediate family members are ineligible.

Send nominations no later than December 31, 2016, to the Award jury chair:

    Tabatha Farney
    University of Colorado
    1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918-3735
    tfarney@uccs.edu

The Kilgour Research Award will be presented at the LITA President?s Program during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

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Local History Internship, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

This South Hadley Public Library internship offers students the opportunity to assist and learn about the overall library, as well as work on special projects in our local history room.  Since opening in 2014, our new local history room has added many great local history resources to the collection and staff have begun sorting through them.

The library is working on an inventory of the collection to identify materials in need of classification, cataloging, and preservation measures.  The intern will work with the assistance, and under the supervision, of the Adult Services Librarian and Library Director.

The intern will assist in one or more of the following projects, as time permits:

  • Organize the materials in the Local History Room according to existing policy and create appropriate finding aids.
  • Search online catalogs and databases to identify existing MARC records for uncatalogued items; prepare the necessary information for original or copy cataloging by the C/W MARS network as needed.
  • Determine materials best suited for scanning, rehousing, and/or digitization for access and preservation purposes.
  • Identify gaps in the Local History collection and assist in developing strategies to acquire the necessary materials for complete coverage.
  • Review the "Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment" created by a 2016 Community Preservation Assessment Grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; identify and recommend measures to be taken to address the identified Short Term Priorities.

In addition, the intern will learn about public library functions by working at the circulation desk, reshelving materials, and assisting patrons' technology needs. The number of hours spent each week between tasks will vary. 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a combination of library/museum experience and/or graduate-level course work.

Salary & Schedule: Flexible schedule, 12 hours per week at $13 per hour.

To submit an application please visit the town's website at www.southhadley.org/jobs

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

HOURS OF WORK: 40 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS &amp; WEEKENDS

AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY: Not to exceed $42,000

PRIMARY DUTIES

Full time 40-hour position in Reference department of Nashua Public Library includes regular evening and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer based patron assistance; book selection, and assistance in maintaining book, periodical, and electronic resources. In addition, this person teaches computer classes, serves on the adult summer reading program team, and assists with the library's website, blogs and interlibrary loan services.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-3 years of work experience in a public library setting is required. Experience using Microsoft Office software and online research tools and databases is required. Experience using Symphony or similar ILS is required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience presenting training programs, demonstrating and troubleshooting e-books and audiobooks, is preferred. Fluency in a second language is a plus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

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Information Specialist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

Job Description
The Information Sciences department at Vertex Pharmaceuticals is searching for an Information Specialist to join as the newest member of this vital and high-functioning library team in Boston, MA. Reporting to the Information Manager, the Information Specialist will work with all members of the Information Sciences team, providing crucial assistance with several of the key roles within the information center.

Primary responsibilities will include the ordering/delivery of books and related items, article retrieval, development of training schedules for end-user tools and the marketing of these resources, collection and messaging of metrics on end-user resource usage, and acting as a liaison to our internal Global Information Systems stakeholders.

Additional responsibilities will be to assist with the following job functions: copyright permissions and case resolutions; vendor relations and administration; evaluation of information resources; development of internal information systems; and new hire orientations. The information specialists may also be called upon to assist with business and/or scientific research requests.

This position is ideal for a self-motivated professional who is highly organized, has the ability to be flexible and creative in their approach to workflow, and can problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy. We are interested in a candidate who works well within a team but has the ability to be effective in self-directed projects. A strong commitment to customer service is also crucial.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. degree
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented
  • Highly-effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Effective collaborator/listener
  • Capacity for critical thinking/quick study
  • Understanding of information organization and its importance
  • Full familiarity with Office suite of applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science
  • Pharma/life sciences experience
  • Working familiarity with literature resources and industry databases
  • Previous experience in libraries or corporate information centers
  • Knowledge of computer software and web technologies, with familiarity in SQL databases, HTML/CSS, or interest in developing javascript/python skills a plus
  • Ability to apply imaginative solutions to a variety of challenges

Company Information
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and commercial offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. For four years in a row, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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Manager of Adult Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

M416-701

37.5 hours per week, including at least one evening shift per week and a Saturday rotation.

Any other weekend hours as necessary.

The Manager of Adult Services is a senior leadership position with responsibility for directing a department of the Main Library and acting as an advisor/consultant for his/her service area specialty to other library units. As head of the Adult Services Department, this librarian establishes the priorities and sets the tone for the Department in providing personal, accurate, innovative and relevant informational services to library users, and in developing collections, programs and services to respond to community needs.

Develops, implements, and evaluates adult services for the public with a focus on outreach and innovation and creates effective policies and procedures for the Adult Services Department. Manages the department in a manner that supports the overall goals of the Library. Ensures staff deliver the highest quality service at three important locations: the Research Desk, the Question and Answer Desk, and the Information Commons. Additionally oversees Seniors & Homebound Services and the Cambridge Room.

  • Provides the highest quality information and reader's advisory services to the public
  • Provides strong leadership and vision for adult services. Delivers skilled and effective management to the Department:
    • Recommends and initiates new services and technologies and phases out obsolete ones
    • Ensures broad staff participation in devising and achieving departmental goals
    • Creates an atmosphere where initiative, personal responsibility, and team work flourish
    • Oversees development of relevant, strategic programs and displays for the public
    • Ensures staff desk coverage is adequate, efficient, and equitably assigned
    • Conducts regular staff meetings and ensures content is recorded and shared
    • Maintains accurate and current written policies and procedures for the Department
    • Manages the Adult Services Department's budget effectively
    • Resolves customer complaints/issues
    • Creates and maintains vibrant reference collection in print and online
    • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Innovation and Technology to deliver cutting edge services, programs and resources to the community
  • Supervises and evaluates staff:
    • Encourages staff to be forward-thinking and to embrace change
    • Models outstanding customer service
    • Provides regular feedback and support to individual staff members and mentors staff
    • Evaluates performance of professional and paraprofessional staff annually
    • Addresses and documents performance issues in a timely manner
    • Trains staff and encourages staff to take advantage of development opportunities
    • Aids in the recruitment and participates in the interviewing of prospective staff
    • Creates and implements effective departmental training for new staff
    • Ensures a high level of productivity among Adult Services team members
    • Maintains high morale
  • Contributes positively to the public relations efforts of the Library
  • Participates in the selection of new materials for the research, online, and circulating collections
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, including serving on committees, representing the Library at professional meetings, and supporting CPL's strategic direction and plan
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Department and the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's Degree from an ALA accredited school of library science required. A minimum of five years of successful professional work experience, at least three of which have been in a position of supervisory/managerial responsibility or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. Proven organizational and managerial skills necessary to evaluate staff, to set goals with staff, to implement progressive disciplinary action when needed, to motivate staff, to maintain morale, to provide direction, and to support organizational goals. Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional staff, both full time and part time, in an active, fast-paced major service area. In-depth, current and broad knowledge of professional librarianship. Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once, to work independently, and to meet deadlines. Thorough knowledge of current reference and reader's advisory services and tools. Extensive experience in the implementation and utilization of online information resources, social media, and emerging computer technologies. Proven ability to lead through times of change and to embrace new services and technologies. Collection development and merchandizing experience. Mental curiosity, resourcefulness, good memory, attention to detail, maturity and decisiveness, commitment to outstanding customer service. Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisors, library staff, and the public. Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others, both library users and library staff. Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation and flexibility during emergency staffing situations. Ability and willingness to work effectively and cooperatively within a large library system. Relishes working in a diverse environment. Ability to analyze and creatively solve problems. Enthusiasm for successful and efficient change. The ability to adapt to new situations. Capacity to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of technical equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment, and e-readers; Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests; Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks; Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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

RATE: $74,328 - $89,110 per year + excellent benefits

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

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Teen Librarian, Wethersfield Public Library, Wethersfield, CT

Reports to: Public Services Manager Status: Full-time (currently 35 hours per week)

Schedule: Flexible to include evenings and weekends Salary Range Begins: $52,215.61

FLSA: Exempt Union/Non Union: Union

Closing Date: Monday November 28, 2016

As the Teen Librarian you will draw on your expertise to work with a team of professional staff to provide outstanding service to the community of Wethersfield. We are looking for someone who is customer focused, collaborative, tech savvy, and helps ensure the delivery of quality results.

Examples of duties include: Answer ready-reference and/or readers advisory requests; provide general research assistance; participate in collection development and maintenance; participate in the development, planning, promotion, and delivery of classes, programs, and services which fulfill the educational, recreational, or personal needs of young adults; liaison and collaborate closely with relevant Town departments, local schools, and community groups; may also work on special projects; perform other duties as required or other tasks/assignments as necessary.

This position requires: an ALA Accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent; two years of experience in general library work; excellent customer service skills; passion for and desire to work with a diverse public; knowledge of and demonstrated experience with library related technology; schedule must be flexible to include evenings and weekends; a valid driver's license.

Visit www.wethersfieldlibrary.org for complete job description and list of qualifications.

Please submit completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references, at least one from a direct supervisor, to: jobs@wethersfieldlibrary.org.

Closing date Monday November 28, 2016. No phone calls please.

Candidate must pass a physical, drug testing, and background check.

EEO

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Lecturer, Informatics in the School of Information Studies (SOIS), Dominican University, River Forest, IL

Dominican University invites applications for the position of Lecturer, Informatics in the School of Information Studies (SOIS). This renewable position is a full-time, 10-month appointment to begin August 2017 with the possibility of converting to tenure track in the future. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new Bachelor of Science in Informatics and Master of Science in Information Management as well as to an evolving curriculum for the Master of Library and Information Science.

Responsibilities include teaching and developing curriculum for a new undergraduate major in informatics and for graduate-level courses within SOIS as assigned (3 x 3 course load); serving as student advisor; serving on departmental and university-wide committees; assisting with implementation and systematic evaluation planning; and participating in recruitment, retention, and successful progression of students within programs.

Dominican University is a Catholic comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, with an enrollment of about 3,600 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American. DU is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking candidates interested in working with a diverse student body. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Dominican University strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. For more information about Dominican University, see www.dom.edu. 

Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in library and information science or cognate area, with documented expertise in any or all of the following: informatics, cybersecurity, information policy, data science, data management, data visualization, design thinking, human-computer interaction, web design, app development, and project management. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion as evidenced by their research, teaching, and/or service. Consideration will be given to applicants who expect a degree to be completed by August 2017.

Review of applicants will begin December 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter and curriculum vitae using the online system at http://www.dom.edu/jobs. Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

 

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Associate Fellows, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

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 

MORE about us:

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we. 

 

NLM is planning its future: Swearing In Ceremony for New NLM Director

Join us in making the future happen: yours and ours.

 

 

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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Call for Proposals: Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2017

Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2017 

This award is being jointly presented by the Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society (http://beta-phi-mu.org/) and the American Library Association's Library Research Round Table (http://www.ala.org/lrrt/) to recognize excellent research in progress into problems related to the profession of librarianship. Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for consideration.  

The criteria to be followed for the selection of an award winner are:

  • Importance of the research question or problem (20 points)
  • Adequacy of the review of relevant literature (10 points)
  • Appropriateness of the methodology used (10 points)
  • Effectiveness of the application of the methodology (20 points)
  • Addition of the findings to the knowledge and/or praxis in the field of librarianship (20 points)
  • Articulation of the conclusions emanating from the study (10 points)
  • Clarity and completeness (10 points)

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017. Submissions must not have been published prior to January 31, 2017. The submissions will be limited to a 2,000-word abstract, excluding the bibliography or reference list, and should be emailed to the contact person below. Please include a title page with title of proposal and author contact information including name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address. Individuals may submit only one paper. Jointly authored proposals are acceptable, but all authors must be ALA members, and will split the award of $500.

All submissions that meet the deadline and the criteria will be considered. The proposals will undergo a blind-review process by a joint BPM/LRRT award committee.

The award will be presented during one of LRRT's research programs at the ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 22-27, 2017.

Email submissions by January 31, 2017 to: 

Susan Rathbun-Grubb, Award Committee Chair - srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu

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Library Clerk - Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

L422-729

15 hours per week - initial hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 9:00pm and Thursdays, 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Assists with basic computer trouble-shooting
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and/or children
  • May assist in operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact Patience Maturity Empathy

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand 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
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things
  • 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

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

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

SALARY: $18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

Deadline: December 7, 2016

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Call for Papers: ECIR 2017: 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval

CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.
With the advent of social media, users have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and preferences through likes and textual comments. Moreover, the social network itself can provide information on who influences who. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns in social media and to analyze the content generated by the users opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., Google?s word2vec provides a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

This workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social media for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: December 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: February 11, 2017
Camera-ready version: February 25, 2017
Workshop date: April 9, 2017

TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format: regular (12 pages), short (6 pages), and extended abstracts (2-4 pages).

  • Research and position papers (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.
  • Position papers (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.
  • Practice and experience reports (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social media is employed for personalization and search purposes.
  • Demo proposals (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social media is employed for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.


The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting.
The SoMePeAS 2017 Workshop proceedings will also be available in the CEUR series, and indexed on DBLP and Scopus.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper?guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0> style.
Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system, available at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=somepeas2017

INVITED SPEAKER
TBA

CONTACTS
For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to: somepeas@di.uniroma1.it
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/somepeas/

ORGANIZERS
Ludovico Boratto (Eurecat, Spain)
Andreas Kaltenbrunner (Eurecat, Spain)
Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University, Italy)

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Call for Proposals: CAIS/ACSI 2017 Conference

The Warp & Weft of Knowledge: Information Threads Connecting Disciplines, Identities and Perspectives

The conference theme The Warp & Weft of Knowledge: Information Threads Connecting Disciplines, Identities and Perspectives reflects the broad cross-disciplinary nature of information science. Information science research focuses on how information is structured, represented, organized, disseminated, and accessed. More than this, it examines how information is embedded in our communities, institutions, and social lives.  Information itself is all pervasive. It touches a myriad of disciplines, identities, and perspectives. As such, those of us who trace the "red thread of information" within and across disciplinary boundaries are uniquely situated to observe how disciplinary and methodological terrains connect, overlap, contradict, and diverge as well as how various perspectives and paradigms are shaped and formed by information. Indeed, as noted by Marcia Bates in her well known 1999 article, The Invisible Substrate of Information, "we always follow the information".

This year we are picking up on the Congress theme "From Far and Wide: The Next 150" to emphasize not only the length and breadth of information studies throughout the years but also the places, far and wide, across which information science has travelled and from which we draw.  The weaving metaphor relates to the red threads of information that not only connect various disciplines, identities, and perspectives but brings to light new ideas and approaches.  Along with Canada's 150th anniversary we also celebrate our past accomplishments and our hopes for the future.  We want CAIS/ASCI 2017 to explore the interdisciplinarity of information studies, build on past research, and forge new paths for the future.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme.  Consider the following ideas:

  • Collaboration and independence: Within IS contexts and beyond
  • Differentiation and integration: Among groups, professionals, or on personal levels 
  • Papers representing methods drawn from other disciplines or mixed methods approaches
  • New and innovative approaches to IS research
  • Papers reflecting on the development and future of IS research
  • Papers from a variety of perspectives: Institutional, social, and ethical
  • Historical examinations of IS as a discipline

We are also pleased to announce that Marcia Bates will give the opening keynote presentation on May 31, 2016. Dr. Bates has published widely in the areas of information system search strategy, user-centered design of information retrieval systems, organization of knowledge, information seeking behavior, and the nature of the information professions.

We welcome proposals that explore or are directly influenced by Dr. Bates's work. 

Call for proposals

Proposals may be submitted in English or French. The conference committee strongly encourages submissions from professional and academic researchers. Types of submissions include:

CAIS Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed.  Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.

CAIS Posters: Visual presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals that report on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcomed.  Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract (with a limit of 750 words excluding references), reporting on research projects, theoretical developments or innovative practical applications.  

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Practitioner Awards: Paper submissions by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize, and both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. Students and practitioners should submit full papers by April 14th to be considered for this award. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Doctoral Forum

We are pleased to invite students to this year's inaugural Doctoral Forum. The goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback, and to meet with other researchers. Feel free to join us, regardless of the current stage of your doctoral project.

Format: 10 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion

Submission: 250 to 500 words abstract describing your research project

To participate, please fill the following submission form.

Doctoral students interested in attending the Doctoral Forum are also encouraged to submit completed or ongoing research projects for consideration as part of the CAIS conference. 

Please note that you have to register to the CAIS conference to attend the Doctoral Forum.

Submission Deadline for all proposals is January 27, 2017.

Submissions will be reviewed using the online EasyChair system. Further instructions and guidelines will be available on the conference website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Authors will be notified of the decision no later than February 27th, 2017.  All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI Website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 28th, 2017. Participants are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place as part of the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario (May 31-June 2, 2017). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2017.ca/register).

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2017 Conference Co-chairs.

 

Danielle Allard

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Women's and Gender Studies Program/ Master's of Archival Studies Program

University of Manitoba

danielle.allard@umanitoba.ca

Deborah Hicks
Lecturer
The iSchool @ UBC
University of British Columbia

Catherine Johnson

Associate Professor

Faculty of Information & 
Media Studies

University of Western Ontario

cjohn24@uwo.ca

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Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island GSLIS, Kingston, RI

The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island is hiring an Assistant Professor specializing in School Library Media, beginning in Fall, 2017. This position is a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track appointment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Teaching graduate courses in library media, including the required School Library Media Pre-Practicum and Practicum courses, and other electives and core courses in the School both in person and online; coordinating our existing NCATE/CAEP and ALA Accredited School Library Media Program; collaborating with and serving as liaison to the School of Education; advising students and supervising practicum; maintaining an active research agenda leading to a sustained record of publications; seeking external funding as appropriate; participating in state, regional, national, and international professional organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. PhD in Library and Information Studies or equivalent doctoral degree by appointment date August 2017;
  2. Master's degree leading to licensure as all-grades library media specialist
  3. Experience as a public school library media specialist
  4. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.
  5. Evidence of a scholarly research agenda.
  6. Experience teaching diverse populations and a commitment to working with non-traditional students
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Demonstrated experience in teaching online.
  2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding
  3. Demonstrated ability to participate in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service  

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Application: (#1) cover letter, (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact information of 3 references, (#3) statement of teaching philosophy, and (#4) statement of research agenda.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date may not be given full consideration.

APPLY ONLINE (position # F00007): https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1903

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Coordinator of Library Serials & Electronic Resources, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Coordinator of Library Electronic Resources and Serials manages electronic resources and serials, including vendor relations, statistical analysis and assessment.  Provides reference and instructional services as part of the librarian team. Outreaches and markets the library resources and services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MLS from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Sciences program
  2. Experience managing electronic resources including vendor relations, statistical analysis, and assessment
  3. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  5. Academic library experience in both reference and instruction

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in a Community College
  2. Experience in using new technologies in reference and instruction

Application Information:

Applicants should visit our website www.QCC.edu for information about our college and MUST APPLY ONLINE by December 11, 2016.  All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Please note, if you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to provide three (3) professional letters of recommendation.  Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.  Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

For full information please see link to job posting.  

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Archive Assistant, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Press is seeking a temporary Archive Assistant to help process the Press's archival backlog and maintain its archive workflow. The majority of the Archive Assistant's work will focus on migrating files currently housed in our temporary file system into the Press's permanent file repository. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Reviewing files prior to migration to ensure they are up to date and complete
  • Ensuring the accuracy of the metadata within the Press's internal database and updating inaccurate metadata when necessary
  • Providing input on best practices for maintaining archive records going forward
  • Assisting with the archive, including fielding archive requests
  • Reporting problems and concerns to the project team
  • Maintaining accurate documentation and tracking progress
Preferred skills and experience:
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Acrobat
  • Experience using Digital Asset Management software.
  • Experience with, and interest in, publishing, especially print and digital production.
The anticipated start date is January 4, 2017, and the position is expected to run six months, or end upon project completion. This position is not a MIT benefits-eligible, but rather paid as a temporary position through an agency contracted by MIT; the rate is $20/hr for a 35-hr week. If you have questions or would like to apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Gayle Sherman, gsherman@mit.edu. Interviews will take place after the Thanksgiving break.
Please email cover letter and resume to Gayle Sherman, gsherman@mit.edu. It will be helpful if you could label the file(s) beginning with your last name. Thank you.

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Reference / Instruction Librarian, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

The James M. Milne Library at the SUNY College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Reference / Instruction Librarian. This twelve-month, tenure-track librarian will be one of ten academic and three professional staff members. Expectations include providing reference and instruction services to the SUNY Oneonta academic community. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college. The College sits at No. 9 on the 2016 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked No. 166 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." Milne Library contributes to the overall mission of the College by providing resources and services to meet the intellectual and academic needs of students, faculty, and staff. To learn more about the College or the Library, please visit www.oneonta.edu or www.oneonta.edu/library. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience. 

For a complete description of this position go to: https://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77802 

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=77802

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: www.oneonta.edu/employment.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: www.oneonta.edu/home/diversity.asp. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contemporary Art Department Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Department of Contemporary Art is responsible for the acquisition, study and display of art created from 1955 to today.  Contemporary art at the MFA encompasses many media including film and video art, sculpture, installation, photography, paintings, design, craft, decorative arts and performance.  In September 2011, the Museum opened its renovated Linde Family Wing as a space dedicated to contemporary art, vastly expanding the department's capacity for exhibition.

The Department of Contemporary Art is seeking two interns, for 15-20 hours per week. The contemporary department organizes special exhibitions, produces internal and published material, and maintains the growing permanent collection. Internship candidates must be graduate students or undergraduate students who began their junior or senior year in fall 2016. Under the direction of department staff, the contemporary curatorial interns will conduct research, support special projects and events, and assist with the administrative functioning of the department.   

The selected candidates should be detail-oriented and eager to become immersed in both the administrative operations of the department and long-term projects. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with office experience and dedication to learn about and be involved in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art department within the context of an encyclopedic fine arts institution. He/she will learn about the curatorial process and museum administration while gaining practical museum experience. Interns may also have the opportunity draft preliminary interpretive texts on collection pieces which will be used in the galleries and online. Projects will be assigned based on the needs of the curators and the intern's interests and skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather and cull research materials 
  • Organize and respond to materials submitted by artists and galleries 
  • Assist in preparing correspondence, presentations and exhibition checklists
  • Provide support for administrative duties 
  • Flexibility to help with various tasks and ability to work within deadlines

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in, or very recent graduation from, a B.A., M.A. or  M.F.A. program in Art History, History of Decorative Arts, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or Art program, or B.S. or M.S. program in Library or Information Science with an interest in museums (currently enrolled undergraduates must be juniors and seniors)
  • Strong interest in and at least some knowledge of contemporary art 
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Previous successful office experience, preferably in an arts organization, and proficiency in Microsoft Office (experience with art database programs such as The Museum System helpful)
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills; strong research skills
  • Ability to commit at least 15-20 hours per week through mid April  
  • *Candidates selected for interview may be requested to submit a writing sample of no more than 500 words 
  • Ability to attend orientation Sat, Jan 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon 

http://www.mfa.org/employment/contemporary-art-department-internship

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Contemporary Collection Exhibitions and Web Publications Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Department of Contemporary Art is responsible for the acquisition, study and display of art created from 1955 to today.  Contemporary art at the MFA encompasses many mediums including film and video art, sculpture, installation, photography, paintings, design, craft, decorative arts and performance.  In September 2011, the Museum opened its renovated Linde Family Wing as a space dedicated to contemporary art, vastly expanding the department's capacity to mount special exhibitions and display the Museum's rapidly growing contemporary collection. 

The Department of Contemporary Art is seeking an intern to work two days per week under the direction of the Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, focusing on a special web publishing project. The selected intern will have direct contact with the other five contemporary curators and the department coordinator.  They may also have direct contact with the Museum's publications department, rights and reproductions department, photography department, and public relations.  

This is a great opportunity for an emerging professional to learn about the intricacies of the publication process and gain practical museum administrative training.  The selected candidate should be detail-oriented, deadline sensitive, able to work independently, and eager to get involved in all aspects of the project.  Candidates for this internship must be recent graduates, current graduate students, or senior undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Art History, History of Decorative Arts, Museum Studies, or Arts Administration. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct original research on drafts for How is this Political in this capacity they will 
  • Update supporting administrative documents, 
  • Maintain documentation and collection labels in the museum's TMS database, 
  • Help move the process forward as deadlines approach, 
  • Possibly assist in drafting and/or editing entries.

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in, or recent graduation from, a B.A., M.A. or  M.F.A. program in Art History, History of Decorative Arts, Museum Studies, Arts Administration or Art program, or B.S. or M.S. program in Library or Information Science with an interest in museums (currently enrolled undergraduates must be juniors and seniors)
  • Strong interest in and at least some knowledge of contemporary art 
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Previous successful office experience, preferably in an arts organization, and proficiency in Microsoft Office (experience with art database programs such as The Museum System helpful)
  • Demonstrated written and communication skills; strong research skills
  • Ability to commit at least 15-20 hours per week through mid April 
  • *Candidates selected for interview may be requested to submit a writing sample of no more than 500 words 
  • Ability to attend orientation Sat, Jan 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon 

http://www.mfa.org/employment/contemporary-collection-exhibitions-and-web-publications-internship

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Contemporary Art Collections Metadata and Data Documentation Graduate Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Department of Contemporary Art is responsible for the acquisition, study and display of art created from 1955 to today.  Contemporary art at the MFA encompasses many media including film and video art, sculpture, installation, photography, paintings, design, craft, decorative arts and performance.  In September 2011, the Museum opened its renovated Linde Family Wing as a space dedicated to contemporary art, vastly expanding the department's capacity for exhibition.

The Department of Contemporary Art is seeking two highly motivated graduate metadata interns to build the research files for objects in the collection: creating, organizing, and maintaining object files, identifying gaps in documentation, and data for objects, events, and exhibitions. The interns will collaborate with the Department Coordinator to help streamline processes and workflows to ensure data integrity with the end goal of efficient access and retrieval.

This is an unpaid position, working under the Department Coordinator of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs. It offers an opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience by learning first-hand about museum work and personally contributing to the study of one of the most dynamic and varied collections in the Museum. Over the course of the internship, the Graduate Research Interns will: 

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the Museum's world-renowned collections and in particular the collection of contemporary art
  • Get a firsthand view of how a curatorial department functions 
  • Learn Museum standards for editing text and formatting information 
  • Collaborate on the development of streamlining data processing, work flows and information organization, and data standards as they apply to local and controlled vocabulary standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the curators and interact with staff across the Museum 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a recognized Library and Information Science program or iSchool or very recent graduation from, a MLIS or Ph.D. program
  • Interest in and knowledge of new media, time based media and complex digital objects
  • Demonstrated excellent written and communication skills
  • Familiarity with computer databases
  • Careful attention to detail 
  • Ability to commit 10-15 hours per week for at least 12 weeks 
  • Ability to attend orientation on Sat, Jan 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon 

http://www.mfa.org/employment/contemporary-art-collections-metadata-and-data-documentation-graduate-internship

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Research and Reference Specialist, WilmerHale, Boston, MA

JOB SUMMARY

Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists reference staff on research and reference projects. Works with Managing Director, Director, Manager or Lead Specialist on IS Information and Research Services projects.

The position is open in the Washington DC and Boston office.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • As part of the Research &amp; Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
  • Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research &amp; Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Works with Managing Director, Director, and Research &amp; Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a &quot;can do&quot; attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Education:

  • MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required.

Experience:

  • 3 years of reference or research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

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Substitute High School Librarian, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA

This long-term substitute position is available immediately through February 16, 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library
  • Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

TEACHER:

  • collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • provides and plans professional development 
  • promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

TO APPLY:

Send resume, certification and two letters of recommendation to Jill_kennedy@psbma.org

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Graduate Engagement Librarian, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

KU Libraries seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to advance the Libraries engagement with graduate students. This position engages in, and contributes to, highly collaborative efforts within the Research & Learning Division of the KU Libraries and takes a leadership role in graduate student-related initiatives and projects as appropriate.

The Graduate Initiatives and Engagement Librarian works as a member of the Center for Graduate Initiatives and Engagement team and with Research & Learning Division colleagues to develop and implement a collaborative and programmatic approach to graduate outreach and research education across the University of Kansas campus. This individual provides high-quality, innovative research consultation and instruction, develops and sustains engagement with graduate students, and pursues opportunities to work with units and departments that are affiliated with graduate students. Reporting to the head of the Center for Graduate Initiatives and Engagement, the successful candidate will support strategic initiatives related to graduate students, will engage in proactive communication with units and departments that support graduate students, and will actively engage in teaching activities.

To apply, visit https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7425BR. This position will close December 2, 2016.

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Education Librarian, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing Township, NJ

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Education Librarian.

Summary of Responsibilities
Provides library services to TCNJ students and faculty, particularly in the School of Education and the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Services include user education, subject-specialized and general reference, and collection development and management of education-related library resources. Engages in scholarly and service activities expected of tenure-track librarians. Reports to the Dean of the Library.

Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of education and curriculum resources. Educational background and/or experience in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred: Significant experience using education and curriculum resources. Collection development, reference and instruction experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies. Work experience in pre-K-12 settings. Experience working with graduate or continuing professional students. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Record of scholarship and/or service.

For the full position description, select "Academic/Faculty Positions" at http://hr.tcnj.edu/recruitment-faculty-staff/employment/

Application Information
To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs stated in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to John T. Oliver, Chair, Education Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to EdLibApply-group@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by December 12, 2016 in order to ensure full consideration.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The college has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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School Librarian, Waltham High School, Waltham, MA

QUALIFICATIONS:

A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.

REPORTS TO: School library supervisor/department head [in a large building] and building principal

SUPERVISES: Paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff, and, if applicable, volunteers, student assistants

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school/ school district

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year as specified by the WEA contract

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

TEACHER:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning through implementation of One School One Story and other library programs and initiatives
  • Promotes and works with Digital Learning Teacher to enable integration of instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

LEADER:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presents work at curriculum and professional development meetings
  • Benchmarks the library program and collaborative lessons to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for library program through effective public relations and updating of the school library website
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staff

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property. Teaches and models ethical use of information for teachers and students.
Interested parties should apply on our website walthampublicschools.org/employment or contact Elizabeth Homan at elizabethhoman@k12.waltham.ma.us

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Executive Director, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) Library Consortium, Cape Cod, MA

Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) Library Consortium is seeking an accomplished and collaborative executive director, to provide both leadership and support for development and administration of an automated network serving 35 libraries on Cape Cod and the Islands, and to direct all network operations in accordance with the broad policy guidance and direction of the CLAMS Executive Board.

The person holding this position participates in the formal planning process that identifies network and membership direction, develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for effective operations, analyzes network need and proactively plans for improvement in operations, procedures, services, and staff organization. Administers the automated system assuring security/integrity of the CLAMS databases, applications software, hardware, etc.; works with vendors on acquisition of or transition to new/upgraded products and services;  interfaces with network members, representatives of other networks, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and other stakeholders.

The Director supervises a staff of seven and is responsible for organizing and managing the daily activities of the CLAMS office.   In addition the Director must have the ability to attend to multiple projects simultaneously, determine priorities, and to provide information and analytics to the consortium members.  Teamwork, collaboration, compromise and the ability to communicate and share ideas is essential. 

Manages and supervises operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains motivates and evaluates staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed; works with CLAMS Finance committee to develop and manage annual budget.  Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget, performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.  Coordinates network development and fund raising.

Assures that facilities and equipment are maintained property, and coordinates maintenance and repair functions.  Prepares cost estimates to plan and provide for improvements in the CLAMS system; oversees improvements.

Maintains liaison with State and other public officials, vendors, and funding sources; interacts with related organizations, business and community groups.  Represents CLAMS at meetings, conferences and users groups.  Develops and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers and network members.  Informs Executive Board and membership of relevant issues and developments at the regional, state and national levels.  Recommends and implements new programs and services. 

Prepares grant proposals and administers grant awards.

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS degree and five years professional library experience or its equivalent.

  • Must have:  relevant experience in the effective operation of an automated library system; demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, and teamwork; excellent organizational and analytical skills; and familiarity with OCLC and MARC records.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces software preferred.  
  • Proven grant writing and project management skills desirable.
  • Requires valid driver's license and use of a vehicle.

SALARY:  $81,000. 

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Beth Kramer, President of CLAMS Executive Board, via email:  bkramer@clamsnet.org

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Library and Information Resources Manager, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem...all while being offered great benefits, including a pension plan and an on-site fitness center.

Want to make a difference? Join Us.

NFPA has a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Library and Information Resources Manager to provide vision and direction for the center, blending traditional library and research practices with innovation. Researches fire-related topics for internal and external access; expands collections and usage; oversees the corporate records management program and the archives of the history of the National Fire Protection Association.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and guidance for core service areas: collections; archives, taxonomy; metadata management, research; records management.
  • Supervise, guide and train staff to ensure knowledgeable, responsive, user-oriented service.
  • Using both primary and secondary resources, respond to literature research requests from NFPA staff and the community.
  • Analyze the information needs of the Association to anticipate appropriate solutions and ensure information needs are met.
  • Develop and manage information resources and services to provide responsive, user-centered collections and services.
  • Engage with other groups internally to effectively market library services.
  • Manage budgets and resources to optimize resource allocation and maximize utilization.
  • Review and evaluate information resources and services for relevance, use and cost-effectiveness.
  • Formulate policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the delivery and access to information resources and services.
  • Advise on best practices in information use.
  • Coordinate archiving and digitization projects to monitor and preserve institutional memory.
  • Explore and implement new technologies for core services.
  • Contribute to the formulation of institutional policies, procedures and guidelines in areas of publishing, licensing and copyright.

Job Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Library Science or related field from a graduate school with American Library Association accreditation.
  • A minimum of five years' experience as a special librarian, with a minimum of two years in a management role, preferable in a technical, engineering or publishing house library.
  • An expert literature researcher and specialist in electronic resources and scholarly communication.
  • Proven ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of archival and records management principles.
  • Substantial knowledge of micrographics, digital reformatting, preservation and conservation, application and use of imaging systems, and reasons for reformatting records to images.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards such as LCSH, MARC21, Dublin Core.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and take initiative.

Contact:

Katelyn Enman
Human Resources Generalist
NFPA
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
kenman@nfpa.org

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Metadata Specialist, Turner, Atlanta, GA

About Turner

Turner is an American Media conglomerate and division of Time Warner along with our sister companies, HBO and Warner Brothers.  We are better known as the folks who bring you CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Turner Sports and so much more!   For more information, please visit :  http://www.turner.com/

What part will you play?

The Metadata Specialist acts as a liaison between those who create the initial data, Metadata Analysts, and those who use the data in Turner systems including: titles databases systems, scheduling systems, or content management systems.

What will you be doing?

As a subject matter expert in the Turner titles databases, the Metadata Specialist also works closely with business analysts, software developers, network programmers, content delivery specialists and data analysts to improve process and applications to better meet the ever-changing data requirements of the media landscape.

What do we require from you?

  •     3 years' experience in a corporate media library or academic media library OR 2 years as a Turner Metadata Services Metadata Analyst OR 3 years' experience at Turner with a working knowledge of Titles and Orion or Content Description applications or other media library system
  •     Demonstrated ability to work with databases
  •     Familiarity with metadata governance
  •     Experience developing taxonomies
  •     Experience creating or updating data and schema model's that support metadata management
  •     Bachelor's degree from a 4 year accredited university
  •     Must demonstrate strong writing skills including grammar and punctuation

Desirable Requirements include:
Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences from an American Library Assoc. accredited university, or a Master's degree in a related field

Why Turner?

  •     Our culture motto is More Fun, Less Fear, All In.
  •     Recognized as a powerhouse portfolio with 100+ brands in over 200 countries.
  •     We have more than 45 years' experience in the broadcasting industry.
  •     2015 Best Company for Working Mothers.


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Turner and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


Apply:

http://bit.ly/MetaSpec

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Assistant Library Director, Prospect Public Library, Prospect, CT

Full time position (40 hours).
 
This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children's department including outreach programs in the community for children, young adults and adults. Other responsibilities of the Assistant Director include providing reference services for library patrons, supervising library pages and volunteers, ordering and processing of children's library materials, compiling library statistics, assisting patrons in the use of library databases, assisting patrons with computer problems, and performing other tasks as determined by the Library Director.
 
Candidate must have experience working with children's library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A thorough knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed. A high level of computer expertise including experience with online circulation systems, Microsoft Office and website management is required.
 
Three years of supervisory experience is required.
 
Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school. Salary is $40,000 plus per year with medical and vacation benefits.
 
Position open till filled.
 

Please send cover letter and resume to Library Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or email to libraryprospect@yahoo.com.

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

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2016 at 7 AM HST.

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 O'ahu 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 Donna Marchessault at donna_marchessault@fws.gov

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Application"

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2016 at 7 AM HST.

CONTACT:

Donna Marchessault
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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Head of Teen Services, Chelmford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary: $52.363 to $74,140 in ten steps
Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week
Schedule: To include one night and a Saturday rotation
Full/Part Time: Full Time - 37.5 hours including 1 night and a Saturday rotation

Duties/Description:

Do you have more friends on Snapchat than Facebook?  Did you reach level 5 before Pokémon Go even made the news?  Do you have a favorite Peculiar Child, or perhaps you are a little peculiar?  Did you dress as Eleven for Halloween and try to move things with your mind powers?

The Chelmsford Library is looking for an outgoing teen-at-heart to be our new Head of Teen Services, and if we never see you, great!  The successful candidate will know the importance of balancing serving teens where they are - (which is mostly not in the library) - with transforming the library into a place where teens want to be. You must be up-to-date on teen books, movies, gaming, pop culture, and expect to spend much of your time creatively and stealthily inserting the library into the busy lives of Chelmsford teens by visiting them at school, around town, or on social media. This position will handle collection development for our YA collections, plan and run programs that promote both literacy and recreation, oversee and grow the teen volunteer program, and be responsible for reminding the rest of the staff that "Young Adult" is less about "adult" and more about developing personalities and self-discovery.  This position will have scheduled hours on both the YA desk and reference desk, and assist with technology instruction for all ages. Candidates should be strongly invested in teen literature (be ready to do a quick trailer for your favorite YA book/movie/game during the interview!).

Qualifications:

  • - M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • - One or more years of experience in teen services.
  • - Not boring. Willing to be strange in front of strangers.
  • - Good understanding of technology and social media.
  • - Experience working with schools and other social agencies a plus--not afraid to get outside the library to do the job!

Closing Date:   November 30, 2016

Send:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Becky Herrmann, Library Director via email to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

This position is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569. The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer

 

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Cataloging Assistant (part time), American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

The cataloging assistant is a support position.  Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging and the Project Cataloger, the cataloging assistant provides assistance to a wide variety of cataloging department activities designed to improve access to the Society's collections.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •     Print or type call numbers on tabs and envelopes for specified collection items
  •     Create brief records and assign  call numbers to books and pamphlets in specified collections
  •     Edit records in the online catalog as instructed
  •     Assign call numbers to  antiquarian books and pamphlets
  •     Provide suitable housing as needed and prepare collection materials for shelving
  •     Shift collection materials

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED:  The individual must possess the following knowledge, skill/s and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  •     Touch-typing and general computer literacy
  •     Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite - Word, Outlook, Excel
  •     Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  •     Knowledge of general office environment and procedures
  •     Ability to manage a variety of assignments simultaneously ("multi-task")

EDUCATION:

Minimum of High School diploma (or equivalent); some college preferred; previous office or library experience preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  •     Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  •     Familiarity with Roman numerals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  •     Ability to sit / work at a computer for long periods of time
  •     Ability to climb ladders, to stoop, to kneel, to bend
  •     Ability to push, pull and lift up to 40 lbs


COMPENSATION: Non-exempt, 20 hours per week.  Benefits include some paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities.

To apply: Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with subject line "Search Committee, Cataloging Assistant."  Please include contact information for three references.

The American Antiquarian Society is a learned society founded in 1812 that supports a research library specializing in American history, life, and culture from settlement through the year 1876.  The library serves a world-wide community of scholars. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Collections Management Internship, Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA

The Harvard Art Museums' Department of Collections Management is accepting applications for an Intern to assist with research and records projects in the Registrar's Office. This internship will provide an introduction to the practical aspect of managing fine art collections in a major museum and the intern will gain experience tracking museum objects through research into original collection files and the electronic collection database The Museums System (TMS).

This internship is unpaid and applicants must be receiving academic credit to be considered.

Description:

  • Work closely with the Director of Collections Management and museums' Registrars to reconcile inventory in museum storage.
  • Research objects from the museums' collection in digital and physical files to complete museum records.
  • Other projects include assisting the Registrar's department with the management, archiving, rehousing and digitization of collections management records as well as data entry and clean-up.

Qualifications:

  • The unpaid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students receiving academic credit from a degree granting institution.
  • Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
  • Students who are majoring in museum studies, art history, or library science and have a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply.

Term:

  • This internship will take place over the spring 2017 semester (beginning in late January/early February). Hours are flexible, but a minimum of 10 hours a week is highly desired.

Location:

Please note that the location for this internship is at the Somerville Research Facility, an off-site building in Somerville, MA. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge and the MBTA Orange Line and buses 86, 91 and CT2 run nearby. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.

How to Apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to vanessa_marcoux@harvard.edu before December 1, 2016.

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Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Public Library, Wellesley, MA

Part-time position (16 hours/week) for a Circulation Assistant. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month.

The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $17.61 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 30, 2016. AA/EOE

A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of- the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources.

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17.5 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired:

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2389/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Library Director, Brookfield Library, Brookfield, CT

The Brookfield Library in Brookfield, CT is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and operation, maintenance of the library property and collection, and implementation of innovative technologies and program planning.  The Library Director is expected to contribute significantly to our efforts to provide a new library for Brookfield, from conceiving a new building to advocating in the community for funding approval.  Experience preferred.  The mission of the Brookfield Library is to be a center of community life, provide resources, programs, facilities and staff to educate, entertain and enrich and inform the entire community.  The Library Board is committed to the vision that the Library will continue to grow as a destination for cultural, educational and recreational programs.  The Library Director oversees a staff of 4 full time employees and 11 part time staff members and volunteers with an annual budget of $750,000.00.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and strong public service skills.  Knowledge and experience in executing strategy for public organization, administrative practices, program development and strong technology skills are required plus an ability to plan and coordinate the work of others.  Public speaking and successful grant writing experience is required.  The position requires building community relationships, working with public officials and community organizations and managing development efforts.  The ideal candidate should have a clear vision of the role of the library in the community to work with the Library Board and community groups for a new library program.  Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program plus 5 years progressively related public library experience, including at least threes as an administrator.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Approximate start date of March 2017.  Please see Job Description attached for more details.  Please email response to: Fern L. Smenyak, Director of Human Resources, Town of Brookfield, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804; (203) 775-7303 (Phone); (203) 775-4068 (Fax); email address is fsmenyak@brookfieldct.gov.

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Library Clerk/Youth Services Department, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Position #L422-715
15 hours per week. Initial hours are: Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Thursdays, 1:00pm - 7:00pm and Fridays, 9:00am-5:00pm. Hours are assigned and subject to change in order to meet the needs of the department and the Library.

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, shelves and organizes materials, performs circulation, reader&#39;s advisory and other duties relating to the provision of library service to children, teens, caregivers, and teachers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires working knowledge of basic public library concepts and  resources, competency to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly, competency to operate a computer terminal, adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, ability to recognize situations that require referral to the full time staff, an interest in and enthusiasm for working with the public, tact, patience, maturity, friendliness.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, 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. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library locations, as necessary
  • Typical exposure to noise, stress and interruptions in a lively, urban public library
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession


DUTIES:

  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the department; shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the full time staff members
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal and data entry

Special Tasks (May be assigned one or more of the following):

  • Operating various equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and children
  • Any other duties required by the Manager of Youth Services for the good of the department and the library


RATE: $ 18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: December 7, 2016

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.

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

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Part-time Temporary Reference Librarian, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA

The purpose of this position is to provide general reference assistance and customer-service, and all other related work as required, for the Gleason Public Library. This is a part-time, average 28-hours-per-week, non-benefited, temporary position to cover a staff leave mid-December 2016 through mid-March 2017. General duties include circulation, reference, inter-library loan, collection development, cataloging and readers' advisory; assists patrons with computers, internet, and personal technologies; performs opening and closing procedures; performs data entry related to book ordering, adding and deleting records; works on collection maintenance including weeding and shifting collections.

Part-time average 28 hours per week:

  • Monday: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm - 9pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • 1 Saturday a month: 10am - 5pm

Qualifications

Masters of Library Science from and ALA accredited institution; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the job. Recent or soon-to-be-recent graduates encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have excellent customer service, communications, and technology skills. A strong interest in readers' advisory and reading are preferred.

Salary: $26.10/hour

Deadline: Wednesday November 23, 2016

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Christine Schonhart at cschonhart@gleasonlibrary.org

Click here to download full job description (PDF)

EOE/AA.

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Learning & Research Services Librarian, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Wheelock College Library seeks a forward-thinking, highly-motivated, and student-focused Learning & Research Services Librarian with a passion for empowering students.  This librarian provides leadership in integrating research and information literacy skills into the undergraduate and graduate curriculum through course-integrated instruction, the development of online learning tools, and strategic partnerships with faculty, departments, and schools across the College, with special attention to programs in education, social work, child life and family studies, non-profit leadership, and juvenile justice. 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • As a lead partner in the Library's Learning & Research Services team, supports and actively participates in teaching, learning, and research at the College, with special emphasis on professional programs and distance learners
  • Applies learning and pedagogical theory to initiate, design, conduct, and assess information literacy classes and activities in both face-to-face and online environments
  • Identifies, creates, and delivers alternative learning opportunities such as research guides, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods
  • Provides one-on-one and small group research services in-person and online during both scheduled drop-in hours and in-depth research appointments
  • Serves as Library Liaison for assigned schools, divisions, departments, and/or programs; partners with faculty to advance student success and academic engagement
  • Contributes to the development of Library collections by evaluating and selecting resources in assigned subject areas and performing periodic collection review
  • Supports, develops, and mentors part-time, pre-professional  Service Desk staff to help ensure quality reference services


Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library or information science and 1 year of library experience, with preference given to academic library experience
  • 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
  • Strong public service orientation and the ability to provide excellent reference service
  • Familiarity with Moodle or other LMS
  • Ability to be flexible, work both independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in a fast and changing environment
  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Additional Information:

We at Wheelock College are committed to creating, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity that values the uniqueness of every individual and actively promotes social justice. We believe the collective sum of individual differences contributes to building diverse communities that impact scholarship, practice, and policy in service of children and families globally. We respect, embrace, and celebrate all races, ethnic backgrounds, cultures, age groups, gender identities or expressions, religions, languages, sexual orientations, abilities and disabilities, economic statuses, and diverse perspectives. Members of the community are expected to uphold the institution's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer


Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately for an anticipated start date of January 2017. Priority will be given to applications received by November 20, 2016. Please upload cover letter and resume.

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Instructional Design Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

The Instructional Design Intern will contribute to planning and editing materials for educational objects including courseware lessons, video scripts, tutorials, assessments, and rubrics on a variety of topics related to information literacy, research skills, and critical thinking. These materials are geared primarily toward a higher ed audience with occasional K through 12 projects. Other responsibilities may include conducting research on topics such as best practices in instructional design for eLearning, standards in critical thinking, and information literacy education, to inform the creation of high quality, innovative content. The intern will work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of Instructional Services.

About the Position

  • You will edit and QA materials for ​courseware and client projects.

  • You will format content for lessons, assessments, study guides, and other learning objects in edX and elsewhere.

  • You will assist in performing inventory of courseware learning objects and identify outstanding items from contractors.

  • You will use tools such as Amazon Web Services, JIRA and Confluence, Salesforce, Google Drive, and others to complete tasks.

  • You will research topics related to eLearning, instructional design, ADA compliancy, and educational technology.

  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.

  • You will contribute to discussions about process improvement.


About You

  • You are enrolled in a graduate program for instructional design, education (with a focus on eLearning), information science, instructional technology, or library science.

  • You have a passion for research, instruction and education, and electronic resources.

  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.

  • You have experience working with/in learning management systems, and basic HTML coding.

  • You can multitask and prioritize and have the ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting multiple deadlines.

  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions.

  • You are inquisitive, curious, and willing to learn.

About Credo:

Credo (http://corp.credoreference.com/) is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology, and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians, and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving, and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (this can be from a school assignment) to careers@credoreference.com and use 'Instructional Design Internship' as the Subject.


Hours: 15-20 hours/week; flexible schedule between hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

 

Our main office is located in Boston, but this intern can work remotely from home.

 

Compensation: $14/hour

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e-Learning Customer Implementation Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

Credo is seeking a part-time Customer Success Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team. Credo has a collection of education products designed to support higher education institutions teaching information literacy, critical thinking, effective communication, and qualitative reasoning. Our Customer Success team is responsible for partnering with these customers to ensure the best possible use and experience with our resources. This internship will have a particular focus on Credo's new Courseware resources, but may also work on other education products as needed. You will help Credo to support successful customer implementations and integrations in preparation for the fall semester. You'll be working with Credo's integration specialist to build custom courses, integrate new course content, and set up new customers.
 
A Boston-based student is preferred, but we will consider a student who lives out of the area to work remotely.
 
About the Internship:
  • Set up new learning content in the Credo Courseware platform and work with customization requests to tailor content to customer needs. 
  • Help prioritize and complete requests from customers around course start dates and customer integration requirements.
  • Review course syllabi and find content that could support students taking those courses.
  • Create new content in the Credo platform in html and light xml.
  • Write documentation for the Help Center to support customers with the best possible use of their resources.
About You:
  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student. All major will be considered, but tasks seem best aligned with students studying information/instructional technology, information systems, library/information science, communications or education.
  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.
  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with web-based resources and you are comfortable learning new technologies.
  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching errors and ensuring quality.
  • Basic HTML knowledge preferred, but not required.

About Credo:

Credo (http://corp.credoreference.com/) is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology, and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians, and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving, and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (this can be from a school assignment) to careers@credoreference.com and use 'e-Learning Customer Implementation Internship' as the Subject.


Hours: 15-20 hours/week; flexible schedule between hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

 

Our main office is located in Boston, but this intern can work remotely from home.

 

Compensation: $14/hour

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Call for Submissions: LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2017.

The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and electronic publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, desktop applications, online catalogs and bibliographic systems, universal access to technology, and library consortia.

At the time the unpublished manuscript is submitted, the applicant must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level.

To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2017, to the Award Committee Chair, Rebecca Rose at Rebecca.Rose@ung.edu.

The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2017 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2017.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2016 calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
    1. Definition of the research problem;
    2. Application of research methods;
    3. Clarity of the reporting of the research;
    4. Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  7. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2017 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

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Head Librarian, Meadowbrook School of Weston, Weston, MA

The Meadowbrook School of Weston seeks a dynamic, motivated, and passionate Interim Head Librarian beginning immediately with the potential to become permanent. We are seeking an educator who loves children and libraries, and has a clear vision for the library of the future.

The Meadowbrook School seeks an innovative self-starter who enjoys working with a diverse population of academically talented students and creative faculty. Preference will be given to candidates with three to five years of demonstrated success in leading an independent school or college library, or learning commons. We are seeking candidates who are detail-oriented, organized, and willing to take thoughtful initiative in a collaborative setting. We seek applicants who will actively support our school's mission to know, love, and challenge every student. The ideal candidate will possess excellent teamwork skills and the ability to work well with, and relate effectively to, all constituents in our community.

About us

The Meadowbrook School of Weston is a co-educational, independent day school for about 315 students in grades Junior Kindergarten through Eight. By fostering in children the sustainable joy of seeking knowledge, facing challenges, and pushing limits, we inspire children to live with purpose, learn with passion, and lead by practice. We are a mission driven school where we know, love and challenge every student.

Recognized as an exemplar school by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, Meadowbrook balances tradition, rigor and innovation as a means to best educate our students. Meadowbrook's collaboration with MIT's Edgerton Center focuses on embedding the design thinking process in all subject areas. Meadowbrook's Digital Citizenship program has been recognized as a model K-8 curriculum by Common Sense Media. Meadowbrook also values the importance of professional development, and has been recognized for its commitment to investing in faculty through a NAIS national model professional development program

Essential Responsibilities

  • Foster a child-centered library space that is vibrant, welcoming, and conducive to deep thought, authentic inquiry, and collaboration
  • Build a culture of reading for all members of the community, supporting reading as a core value and an essential skill for discovery, life-long learning, global citizenship, compassion, and joy
  • Guide students and faculty as they seek access to information
  • Supervise assistant librarian, as well as parent volunteers
  • Manage and maintain the library department budget
  • Collaborate with teachers, department chairs, grade-level deans and directors, acting as an instructional coach and providing resources and support around project based learning and design thinking.
  • Teach critical thinking skills required to locate, evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and ethically apply online and social media information
  • Collaboratively infuse information and media literacy into the Meadowbrooks Digital Citizenship K-8 Curriculum.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the school's Pre-K to Grade 8 library collection, including circulation, cataloguing, collection development, inventory, and evaluation
  • Develop and implement a program that supports classroom curriculum with resource collection, curation and information literacy instruction
  • Offer instruction and support in research skills and behaviors in support of classwork and assignments
  • Guide access to a wide variety of resources including but not limited to digital resources, including subscription databases, ebooks, audiobooks and technological devices and hands-on materials.
  • Provide faculty/staff development opportunities in the use of information resources in a variety of formats and integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum
  • Build a vision and implementation plan for a future-focused library that will open in the fall of 2017.
    • Participate in collaboratively defining and communicating about the role and changing nature of our school library in the 21st century
    • Create a vision for the role of the library as a vibrant and essential member of the new Learning Commons, which includes a new Innovation Space, Makerspace, Library and Wood Shop.
    • Build, maintain, and promote multimedia collections that foster a love of reading and that support the curriculum, needs, and interests of students and faculty
    • Assume a leadership role in promoting intellectual freedom and access to information as requisite to responsible citizenship
    • Participate in independent school, state, and national professional school library organizations such as EISLA, CLA, MSLA, and ALA.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree required. Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Library and Information Science or Library Teaching, and to those with a minimum of three years experience working as a librarian in an independent school. We also seek applicants with demonstrated excellence in writing and communication skills, and the desire and demonstrated ability to assist students' writing skills.

The application process will include opportunities to demonstrate knowledge of advanced search and research skills using databases and the use of a wide range of instructional technology tools. Candidates with the ability to teach using the devices we require of our students will be given preference, as well.

Candidates meeting these requirements should send a cover letter, resume and supportive documents to:
Christine Eddis, Director of Student Support Services
The Meadowbrook School of Weston
10 Farm Road, Weston, MA 02493
or ceddis@meadowbrook-ma.org

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Young Adult Librarians (2 positions), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Position Overview

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

Reports To

Teen Central Team Leader, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

Supervises

As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.

Responsibilities:

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Under supervision performs the following:

1. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to young adults through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.

2. Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by schools and agencies which serve young adults.

3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for young adults and those serving the young adult population, provides bibliographic instruction to classes visiting the Library, conducts book talks, facilitates book discussion groups, and participates in youth advisory committees.

4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.

5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skill in the use of book resources and electronic databases.

6. Manages, as delegated, program funds assigned.

7. Participates in the development of the young adults collection and manages appropriate materials budget.

8. Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.

9. May be responsible for oral presentations and written reports on activities within the department.

10. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department / branch library in the absence of the Teen Central Team Leader/Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.

11. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for young adults.

12. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.

13. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school. Other experience working with youth is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

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

Requirements:

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

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-1

Hours per week: 35

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Part-Time Kidspace Library Clerk, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, MA


The Windsor Public Library is seeking two knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerks with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include reference, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.

Our ideal candidates will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree plus one (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Each clerk will work 8-10 hours per week, plus substitution. Available shifts include Monday 5:00-9:00PM, Tuesday 1:00PM-5:00pm, Wednesday 5:00-9:00pm and Thursday 10:00AM-2:00PM and one Sunday 1:45PM-5PM per month. Salary is $14.00/hour.
 
14.00/hr

Please apply at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/. Application deadline is November 28, 2016 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Digital Technologies Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College invites applications for the position of Digital Technologies Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections and Metadata this position is responsible for planning, maintaining, and troubleshooting all aspects of the technology infrastructure that supports library digital resources; works closely with all library managers to determine needs, maintain systems, and provide advice on emerging technologies. This position works closely with members of the Public Services Dept., ITS Dept. and vendors of digital services to assure the extensive palette of digital services meets the needs of Springfield College students and faculty; in addition, works closely with the Office of Communications to maintain the library and archives websites.

Qualifications include: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required and a minimum of one to three years of experience in library network systems; a solid understanding of library systems and web technologies is required. Experience with CSS, HTML, XML, MARC and related technologies and/or web design; ability to troubleshoot applications is also required. Preferred qualifications include: graphic design skills and experience with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop; experience with OCLC WMS, discovery services, and/or CONTENTdm and familiarity with open source software; reference and database searching skills and/or digital collection development; understanding of academic collection development practices, vendor relation experience; document delivery or other library workflow processes. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to manage complexity and implement change. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities; and to handle sensitive, confidential information.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references as one document attached and directed to hroffice@springfieldcollege.edu.


Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Discovery Metadata Librarian, 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: Under the general direction of the Metadata Services and Catalog Management Team Leader, the Discovery Metadata Librarian works closely with other staff across the library to improve the discovery of and access to the library's vast digital and print collections through a wide array of activities in metadata analysis, creation, consultation, enhancement, and maintenance.

The Discovery Metadata Librarian will participate in the ongoing development of the library's Hydra/Fedora/Blacklight/Ladybird infrastructure, and will coordinate metadata activities and advise on metadata function improvement, enhancement, and troubleshooting in Ladybird. The incumbent will perform analysis, remediation, and normalization of metadata in the library's online catalogs, and Quicksearch discovery layer. The Discovery Metadata Librarian will also manage metadata projects, develop workflows, and provide training to staff in order to advance the library's metadata and discovery services. He/She will apply programming and scripting skills in support of the technical requirements and production needs for metadata creation, conversion, enhancement, and maintenance, and will develop and/or customize applications and tools for automation and innovation.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited iSchool. In selected instances, a post‐graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • Proven record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with current and emerging metadata standards and tools, including MARC, Dublin Core, EAD and MODS. Knowledge of XML, RDF and Linked Data. Strong metadata analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with one or more of the following systems, including confidence and efficiency in executing tasks at the command line: Windows, Mac, and UNIX/Linux.
  • Skills in one or more of the following programming and scripting languages: Python, Perl, PHP, Java shell script. Knowledge of SQL and databases. Sound skills in data analysis, remediation, and normalization.
  • Logical and enthusiastic approach to work, with careful attention to detail, initiative, and follow-through in equal measure. Ability to multitask and set priorities.
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: Reading knowledge of non-English languages. Two years' experience with metadata creation and management. Experience developing library content discovery applications and system improvements; experience with Solr and/or Ruby. Skills analyzing and transforming metadata. Knowledge of RDA, DACS, BIBFRAME, authority control, subject analysis, and controlled vocabularies.

The University Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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.
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 40515BR.

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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Reference Coordinator for Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library is currently seeking a 2-year term, Reference Coordinator for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Reporting to the Outreach Archivist, this position directly supports the academic and scholarly initiatives of University faculty, students, staff, and researchers as well as the University's commitment to its land grant mission and service to Iowans by providing collection-based liaison relationships and consultations for research projects. The Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for managing the Special Collections and University Archives reading room and public services desk and overseeing all aspects of onsite and remote reference and research services in SCUA. In cooperation with other SCUA staff, the Reference Librarian will promote the visibility and use of Iowa State University's rare book, manuscript, archival, and media collections, administering excellent reference and access services in a convenient and timely way.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and possess the ability to communicate clearly, concisely, persuasively, and effectively in writing and orally. In addition, the candidate will possess strong problem solving and decision making skills; ability to multi-task; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and demonstrate a strong commitment to public services and the land grant mission. Finally, the successful candidate will possess self-initiative, strong interpersonal skills, creativity and collegiality.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.

Required Education and Experience     

Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Education and Experience     

  • Masters of Library and Information Science with a specialization in Archival Studies.
  • Experience working with rare books, manuscripts, archival materials.
  • Customer Service experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Library reference and circulation services.
  • Experience in archival arrangement and description.
  • Experience supervising student employees.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience managing multiple work schedules for various staff members.
  • Experience conducting library assessment.
  • Experience performing complex reference and research queries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Midwestern history, Iowa history or agricultural, engineering and/or scientific history.
  • Experience with CuadraStar, Alma, CONTENTdm.

To apply, https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/22733

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Reference and Special Collections Librarian, Belfast Free Library, Belfast, ME

Join us as the Reference and Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library. Play an important role in the life of our community in an active, well supported public library. Come to beautiful Belfast by the bay--a thriving, culturally vibrant small city on the Maine coast.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • ALA/MLS degree, with public library work experience preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong public service orientation
  • Ability to accession, organize, conserve, and catalog old manuscripts, journals, records, and ephemera
  • Extensive knowledge of reference resources and services

Essential duties include:

  • Planning the development of special collections and reference services
  • In-depth reference assistance to patrons, in person, by phone, and online
  • Collection development
  • Organizing and conserving archival material
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers
  • Instruction in use of the library's resources, including local history and genealogical material
  • Assisting with adult programming


Position is full-time. Current starting rate of pay is $38,003, plus benefits.

The City of Belfast is an EEO employer. Applications can be obtained online at http://cityofbelfast.org/jobs.aspx, by contacting the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast, ME 04915, or by calling 338-3884 for further information. Application deadline: November 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, Emporia State University School of Library and Information Management, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) seeks a new tenure-track faculty member at the assistant or associate professor rank to teach in its ALA-accredited MLS program. The position is for a nine-month contract beginning Fall 2017, with an option for summer teaching, and includes generous health insurance, retirement benefits, and funding for professional development, conferences, and seminars.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline, or ABD with an anticipated summer 2017 graduation date, and recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the following areas: archives studies, organization of information, or leadership and library administration. Other desired qualifications are teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, completely online or in a blended format; practical experience within a library or information organization; experience or interest in program administrations; and a commitment to service. 

To Apply:

Submit electronic copies of the letter of application; current curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Sandy Valenti, chair of the search committee, via email to svalenti@emporia.edu. Screening will begin January 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. A background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

About the Department:

Emporia State is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching. The SLIM culture is based on a collegial cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum. SLIM core courses are taught by full-time faculty; many elective courses are taught by practitioners who serve on the SLIM national adjunct faculty. Over two-thirds of SLIM courses are taught in weekend-intensive classes supplemented by online instruction via Canvas and Zoom and/or other web conferencing applications; the remaining elective courses are all taught online

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the current core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, LI815 Information Technology, and LI855 Collection Development and Management. Research and/or teaching experience in two of these areas is preferred. See course descriptions on the School's Web site at http://www.emporia.edu/slim/studentresources/schedules/course-descriptions.html.

Weekend-intensive classes for SLIM's MLS program are taught at the Emporia campus as well as at SLIM's regional locations in Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Kansas City/Overland Park. Regional Directors in all locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. Admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.

About Emporia:

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports: Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate prices, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.

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Digital Design/Access Librarian, Dakota State University, Madison, SD

The Karl E. Mundt Library at Dakota State University seeks an innovative, collegial, and enthusiastic individual to bring energy, creativity, expertise, and leadership to the position of Digital Design/Access Librarian. The Digital Design/Access Librarian is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of the Library's electronic resources and technologies. Dakota State University is on the cutting edge of technology and education and we seek candidates who thrive in an environment of exploration and innovation. This person will meet a core value of the Mundt Library in guaranteeing easy and equal access to all library resources.

The Digital Design/Access Librarian:

  • In cooperation with the Library leadership team, designs, implements, and manages the Library's website, discovery tools, and web based services
  • Provides access to the Library's electronic information resources, including research databases and full-text serials
  • Maintains open-URL and other online knowledge bases that feed access to full-text; assuring and maintaining remote patron authentication of resources, and providing technical support
  • Regularly evaluates user experience and usability of the Library's website, discovery tools, and web based services with usability tests, surveys, and other methods and collaborates on the design and modifications to implement changes
  • Problem-solves in areas of catalog and metadata management
  • Oversees integrated library management system
  • Evaluates database usage and compiles usage statistics for renewal decisions and for reports
  • Provides reference and instruction services
  • Serves on University committees

The Digital Design/Access Librarian reports to the Library Director and is part of a small but innovative and highly collaborative group of professionals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of website design, usability, and information architecture concepts
  • Demonstrated experience using web design software
  • Project management experience with an attention to detail and the ability to delegate
  • Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional experience in an academic library
  • Work experience with diverse populations
  • Ability to gather, organize, and interpret data to tell the library's story
  • Experience offering information literacy instruction

Dakota State University (http://www.dsu.edu) has a long and distinguished history of providing a high quality education with a personal touch. DSU distinguishes itself as the leader of technology integration in all majors offered by the University. DSU is accredited through the AQIP process of the Higher Learning Commission and, to support its institutional accreditation, the university emphasizes continuous quality improvement in its institutional decision-making process.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a lifestyle possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is a fifty-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1478277791845

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Gallery Attendant (part time), Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Description:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking student interns for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Map Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, and provide information about map exhibitions and the Map Center's collection.  

During times gallery traffic is light, the individual will work on special projects which will be determined by Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed. 

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $10/hour.  Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants. 

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be internet and social media savvy, highly motivated, and detail-oriented. 

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a library and information science, history, museum studies, or education program are encouraged to apply. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required.  Coursework or experience providing reference services are preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable.  

About the Map Center: 

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present.

In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs.

The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship.

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by December 1 by email to: Dory Klein, Education and Outreach Coordinator, dklein@leventhalmap.org.  No phone inquiries please. 

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is an equal opportunity employer.   

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Digital Services Intern, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

The intern documents all of MASS MoCA's visual and performing arts programs, as well as education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events, and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes and maintains current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting and editing (Photoshop) still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video (Final Cut Pro-X). The intern will update the museum's robust website as well as contribute to our social media platforms. A driver's license might be helpful, but is not required.

Internship Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, at 6pm
Internship Dates: 
Monday, January 16 - Monday, May 29 (unless otherwise specified)
All applicants must be US citizens, over the age of 18

http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships/?mc_cid=e241723125&mc_eid=70ce6b731b

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Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian, The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) of the Fung Library at Harvard University seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as its Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is best suited for an individual with a strong interest in a range of activities in digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, teaching, learning, and managing digital projects, including collaborations with faculty and University library staff. The Librarian will engage with other units and libraries across the University and elsewhere to identify innovative and evolving digital tools and resources that advance scholarly investigation, while building upon the traditional cornerstones of research methodologies in the arts/humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Collection and Project Management:

  • Builds and manages a distinctive, interdisciplinary, responsive digital research collection in Japanese Studies in support of academic and teaching programs and to promote current services and collections.
  • Manages existing digital/web collections involving the projects on Japan's Constitutional Revision and on the 2011 Japan Disasters and its aftermath, working closely with faculty, technology support, staff, and other partners to maintain and develop these resources for research, teaching, and outreach.
  • Provides proactive Japanese Studies research and curricular/instructional support to faculty, and partners with faculty and other library staff on digital scholarship projects at all stages including planning, proposal, design, development, maintenance, and preservation.
  • Identifies and evaluates current and emerging digital and born-digital resources, tools, and methodologies in Japanese Studies.
  • Experience and ability to speak to a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, digitalization, online tools and integration of information literacy skills. Remains current with advances in information technology's impact on libraries and digital scholarship. Actively contributes to the profession.
  • Prepares and manages JDRC budget in close consultation with the Reischauer Institute administrative leadership.

Instruction and Outreach:

  • Maintains strong familiarity with academic and scholarly research practices.
  • Actively engages, communicates effectively, and develops strong working relationships with faculty, students, librarians, and other groups and partners throughout the University.
  • Seeks partnerships and works closely with faculty, departments, libraries and others to identify current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and methodologies are appropriate and develops strategies focused on production and curation needs.
  • Prepares presentations, papers, and articles on the JDRC and its resources. Participates in meetings, workshops, symposia, and other related outreach activities.
  • Develops innovative ways to promote the JDRC. Works closely and collaboratively with Japanese Studies librarians on campus and elsewhere to develop and organize instructional workshops and orientation on digital resources.
  • Actively engages with and in the professional development of the East Asian library field.

Operations and Administration:

  • Participates with library units in the development of infrastructure and standards to support/preserve digital collections and scholarship.
  • Recommends priorities, policies, procedures for the identification, creation, conversion, preservation and storage of digital content.
  • Advises on library policy issues raised by digital resources such as copyright policy, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, e-privacy concerns, or censorship of Internet content.
  • Prepares serial collection for patron library use and circulation while exploring opportunities to acquire open online access to these resources.

Basic Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) and/or advanced degree in relevant subject area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Japanese Language.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Japan and Japanese Studies.
  • Background in, knowledge of, and a record of achievement with digital scholarship and services, and experience with library technology, reference, instruction, and outreach services.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital library standards for digitalization and metadata creation across all standard formats (text, images, moving images, audio, video, maps) and metadata domains (descriptive, technical, administrative).

Additional Qualifications

  • Bilingual or near-bilingual fluency in English and Japanese strongly preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging digital resources in Japanese Studies both in English and Japanese
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and workflow-analysis skills, as well as aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and organization. Strong understanding of research methods.
  • Experience with digital arts/humanities and social sciences research tools and approaches (e.g. harvest crawls, text mining, data visualization, image analysis).
  • Experience with system administration and web servers. Experience developing and troubleshooting applications using scripting, programming and database languages.
  • Experience with one or more digital asset management (DAM) systems
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with library XML standards
  • Self-directed and collaborative. Goal-oriented. Demonstrates ability to lead and promote change.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality patron service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. More information about The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University is available at http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/

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Digital Technologies Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College invites applications for the position of Digital Technologies Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections and Metadata this position is responsible for planning, maintaining, and troubleshooting all aspects of the technology infrastructure that supports library digital resources; works closely with all library managers to determine needs, maintain systems, and provide advice on emerging technologies. This position works closely with members of the Public Services Dept., ITS Dept. and vendors of digital services to assure the extensive palette of digital services meets the needs of Springfield College students and faculty; in addition, works closely with the Office of Communications to maintain the library and archives websites.
Qualifications include: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required and a minimum of one to three years of experience in library network systems; a solid understanding of library systems and web technologies is required. Experience with CSS, HTML, XML, MARC and related technologies and/or web design; ability to troubleshoot applications is also required.
Preferred qualifications include: graphic design skills and experience with graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop; experience with OCLC WMS, discovery services, and/or CONTENTdm and familiarity with open source software; reference and database searching skills and/or digital collection development; understanding of academic collection development practices, vendor relation experience; document delivery or other library workflow processes. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to manage complexity and implement change. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team; to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities; and to handle sensitive, confidential information.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references as one document attached and directed to hroffice@springfieldcollege.edu.
Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Part-Time Children's Assistant, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Assist the Children's Librarian in the operation of the Library's active Children's Department. Plan and run storytimes and other programs. Prepare activities and crafts, design bulletin boards and other displays and publications, and assist in the general upkeep and organization of the Children's Room. 

Schedule: 18 hours per week, including evenings and weekend shifts. 

Salary: $15.61 per hour to start. OPEIU position with full benefits. 

Qualifications: High school diploma. Excellent interpersonal skills with all ages, especially children, and the ability to work independently with minmal supervision. Strong planning and organizational skills required; must be able to multi-task. Computer skills a must. Library experience and/or experience with children strongly preffered.

See full job description at http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply: 

Email or mail resume and letter of application to: 
Erin Matlin, Library Director 
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematline@amesburylibrary.org

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Children's Assistant, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Assist the Children's Librarian in the operation of the Library's active Children's Department. Plan and run storytimes and other programs. Prepare activities and crafts, design bulletin boards and other displays and publications, and assist in the general upkeep and organization of the Children's Room. 

Schedule: 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekend shifts. 

Salary: $15.61 per hour to start. OPEIU position with full benefits. 

Qualifications: High school diploma. Excellent interpersonal skills with all ages, especially children, and the ability to work independently with minmal supervision. Strong planning and organizational skills required; must be able to multi-task. Computer skills a must. Library experience and/or experience with children strongly preffered.

See full job description at http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply: 

Email or mail resume and letter of application to: 
Erin Matlin, Library Director 
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematline@amesburylibrary.org

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Children's Librarian, Everett Public Libraries, Everett, MA

Leads all aspects of children's services in a busy public library. This may include acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, circulation, programming and the physical arrangement of the Children's Room. Maintains currency in emerging trends and developments in all areas of children's services. Also staffs YA room and may cover adult services as needed. Plan and lead engaging programs for children from birth to 6th grade and their caregivers. Offer thoughtful, individualized reader's advisory and reference services for both leisure and academic reading. Connect with community members to extend library services beyond the building. Maintain an excellent rapport with schools, public and private. Continue professional development through workshops, online resources, and reading. Continually consider opportunities for growth in the Children's Room

Qualifications

MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Will consider MLIS candidates with progress toward completion of the degree. An understanding of child development, and an appreciation for children. Familiarity with children's programming. Proficiency and comfort with computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, additional world language abilities are desirable.

Full Time

Salary $27.10 to $31.09 per hour, depending on experience, with full city benefits

Applications received by December 1 will be given first consideration

How to Apply

Please send a letter of application and resume to Michael Vetrano, Human Resources Director, City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett MA (nogara@minlib.net). City of Everett application is available online at http://www.ci.everett.ma.us/Jobs.aspx red.

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Youth Services Librarian, Everett Public Libraries, Everett, MA

Seeking an energetic, team oriented Youth Services Librarian with a strong knowledge of adolescent development; science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programming; and a commitment to excellent customer service. The Youth Services Librarian will develop, implement and evaluate a wide range of innovative services for 'tweens and teens incorporating technology as appropriate, and supporting creativity. Oversees collection development and maintenance; staff the libraries public service desks; provide proactive reference and technology instruction for all ages; represent the library in the community; and work as liaison with local schools.

Qualifications

MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Will consider MLIS candidates with progress toward completion of the degree. An understanding of child development, and an appreciation for children. Familiarity with children's programming. Proficiency and comfort with computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, additional world language abilities are desirable.

Full Time

Salary $27.10 to $31.09 per hour, depending on experience, with full city benefits

Applications received by December 1 will be given first consideration

How to Apply

Please send a letter of application and resume to Michael Vetrano, Human Resources Director, City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett MA (nogara@minlib.net). City of Everett application is available online at http://www.ci.everett.ma.us/Jobs.aspx red.

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Associate Archivist for Digital Assets, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's increased use of technology and the ongoing digitization of its extensive Archival holdings has generated a wealth of digital content.  With the planned rollout of a new Digital Assets Management System, we are seeking an Associate Archivist for Digital Assets to join our Archives department reporting to the Director of Archives and Digital Collections.

In this role, you will implement the long term preservation, organization and distribution of the BSO's digitized and born-digital material in a variety of file formats relating to all facets of the BSO.  Working closely with a variety of departments, you will bring your attention to detail, communication and problem solving to assist in bringing our vast digital resources to the next level. 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement a DAM system to streamline access to born digital assets and digitized assets.  Serve as point person with vendor to ensure the deployment of the system meets functional contract requirements.  Work with outside vendors to integrate the performance history data (recorded in OPAS) into the DAM system.
  • Survey BSO departments in order to find digital assets to be integrated into the system.
  • Manage the content of specific collections of digital assets for use by the public or to specific groups through websites or other distribution methods.
  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of digital file formats, electronic records management, and digital persistence practice and theory.  
  • Identify and train asset creators.  Provide ongoing training and promotion of the DAM system to integrate the system into the organization.  Create and enforce user roles and permissions.
  • Develop taxonomies and metadata structures to ensure consistency within the DAM system. Maintain and integrate existing internal controlled vocabularies and formatted information.
  • Generate and analyze system performance utilizing built-in analytics and reporting tools.  
  • Work closely with DAM stake holders to ensure data flows are meeting organizational needs.
  • Create, support and document "best practices".  Analyze and implement solutions to system utilizing user experience, search performance and identification of system slowdowns.  Develop and update a user manual.
  • Work closely with staff to ensure organizational consistency in terms of file uploads, metadata and company policies and procedures.

Qualifications:   Master's degree or equivalent from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in information science, archives management, library science or comparable program, or Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field and minimum of 2 years relevant experience.  Knowledge and experience with digital asset management systems, hosted or cloud-based platforms.  Advanced knowledge of metadata schemas and standards including experience with standards such as MES and PREMIS as well as with archival description including Dublin Core, etc.  Demonstrated knowledge of digital archives, electronic record management and digital preservation practice. Knowledge of archival management practices of time based media, born digital complex objects.   Experience programming with languages like PHP and Python, application automation and data manipulation languages like SQL a plus.  Ability to strategize and troubleshoot at the cross section of DAM, stakeholders and processes. Interest in and knowledge of classical music and related experience in performing arts organizations preferred. 

To apply: Associate Archivist for Digital Assets | Boston Symphony Orchestra | bso.org

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Call for Applications: 2016 ALA BRASS Student Travel Award

Are you an aspiring business librarian or do you know someone who is?  Send us your nominations!

Applications for the 2016 ALA BRASS Student Travel Award are being accepted until January 29, 2017.

The BRASS SimplyMap Student Travel Award is a $1250 cash award given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in a career as a business librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework,  internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

More information as well as the nomination form can be found at:http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/studenttravel 

Thanks to our Sponsor, SimplyMap.

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Public Relations Internship, Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA

As the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora, ALMA offers a wide‐range of exciting internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want hands‐on experience to build their careers.

Qualified interns are enthusiastic students with either a background in art history, anthropology, communications, graphic design, web development museum or library science, and/or are interested in Armenian history and culture. All applicants must have a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills and a desire to learn.

The public relations intern helps execute media campaigns and assists the Program Manager with various PR, Communications and Marketing Activities

Responsibilities:

  • Write and post calendar listings for online and print media
  • Prepare press materials
  • Maintain press clippings and editorial calendar
  • Assist with promotional mailings
  • Help write copy for internal and external publications
  • Some administrative tasks, including but not limited to: typing correspondence, sending acknowledgments for donations and gifts, general mailings.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Outlook and Excel Knowledge of PastPerfect Museum Software preferred, but not required (on‐site training will be provided)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others and independently.

Applications for internships are being accepted immediately and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply, please email the following attachments to Anna Kaczmarek, Program Manager (anna@armenianmuseum.org): a cover letter stating your personal interests, skills, and academic/ career goals; a resume; and one letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor or previous/current employer.

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Collections Assistant Internship, Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA

As the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora, ALMA offers a wide‐range of exciting internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who want hands‐on experience to build their careers.

Qualified interns are enthusiastic students with either a background in art history, anthropology, communications, graphic design, museum or library science, and/or are interested in Armenian history and culture. All applicants must have a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills and a desire to learn.

The Collections Assistant will help to catalog and process the backlog of un-accessioned items using the Museum's Collections Management Software, Past Perfect. The Collections Assistant is supervised by the Collections Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Document and record object information; input information into computer software;
  • Assign Object ID numbers to artifacts using proper conservation methods;
  • Assign artifact location and re-house objects according to proper museum standards for preservation;
  • Some administrative tasks, including but not limited to: organizaing, filing and recording acquisitions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in History, Art History or a related field OR a college senior with some museum/art gallery experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Outlook and Excel (knowledge of Sagebrush, PastPerfect or other museum software is a plus, but not required, on‐site training will be provided);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others;
  • Knowledge of proper methods for the general care and handling of museum collections;
  • Familiarity with museum nomenclature and classification systems a plus.

Applications for internships are being accepted immediately and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply, please email the following attachments to Anna Kaczmarek, Program Manager (anna@armenianmuseum.org): a cover letter stating your personal interests, skills, and academic/career goals; a resume; and one letter of recommendation from a professor, academic advisor or previous/current employer.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an energetic and inquisitive librarian with experience in electronic resources to join our Acquisitions Unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities. The individual must have the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that occur in an academic library.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages the life cycle of electronic resources in all formats including acquisition, trials, license review, access management, renewal, and cancellations. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also coordinate proxy stanza updates.
  • Acts as primary point of communications with vendors, publishers, consortia, public, and library staff for electronic resources.
  • Troubleshoots electronic resources and manages access within the discovery service, knowledgebase, and link resolver. The Loyola Notre Dame Library subscribes currently to EBSCO's EDS suite of services.
  • Monitors electronic resources fund expenditures and tracks against budget allocations.
  • Leads data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support budget processes and annual reporting requirements.
  • Recommends and leads projects to optimize electronic resource acquisitions workflows that ensure efficiency and effectiveness of library operations.
  • Advises and collaborates with ILL on issues regarding access and use of electronic content.
  • Engages and remains current on library trends. Takes the initiative to make recommendations and investigate emerging opportunities.
  • Participates and is an active member of internal/external teams and committees.
  • Brings creative and new ideas, recommends new projects and suggests collaborative workflow plans. 
  • Works with and trains student assistants on projects as assigned.
  • Performs liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management
  • Experience managing access to electronic resources
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies (ex. discovery service, knowledgebase, link resolver, ERMS)
  • Skill in planning and organizing projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library
  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments such as Cataloging and Metadata, Interlibrary Loan, and Technology Services.
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues; awareness of issues surrounding scholarly communication and open access

About the Library:

The LoyolNotre Dame Library subscribes to 160 electronic resources and packages including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media. The Library is a member oUniversity Systemof Maryland and Affiliated Institution(USMAI)Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST), Maryland Digital Library (MDL), LYRASIS, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and University Libraries (AJCU) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Library serves two adjacent master's large universities:LoyolUniversity Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland irecognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader inthe education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of6,446 FTE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyoland 1,347 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefitpackage that includes medical, access to dentallife, and disabilityinsurance, as welas TIAretirement. Successfucandidates wilbe subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library ian equaopportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basisorace, color, nationaand ethnic origin, religionsex, sexual orientation, disability, oage.

Application Procedures: Review oapplications wilbegin immediately and the position wilremain open untifilledPlease submit electronically resume, cover letterand list of three (3) work-related references with "Electronic Resources Librarianin the subject line to Lorena DionAdministrativOperations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

 

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Program Head, Data Management Services, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a committed and knowledgeable professional with established expertise in supporting research data services to lead and develop the Libraries growing program in Data Management Services (DMS). The Libraries' program aspires to support data management across the Institute's full range of disciplines and data formats, and throughout the data life cycle.

Reporting to the Head of Data and Specialized Services (DSS), the program head will lead an interdepartmental team that develops and supports research data services offered to the MIT Community. The program head will manage the development and operation of the DMS portfolio of projects and services. S/he will enable collaborative work and efficient group process among DMS team members, facilitate their professional development, and serve as the supervisor (direct and indirect) to team members. S/he actively participates in delivering services, including consultations, instruction, creating web content, and promotion of DMS services.

The program head will be involved and often lead library contributions to university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to manage their work with research data. S/he will foster relationships and communication with key stakeholder groups providing related services within the Libraries and across MIT. The program head will gather intelligence about MIT Community data management practices and needs and advocate for service development and improvements to address them.

The program head is part of the DSS leadership team. In that role s/he participates in departmental initiatives and programs and is expected to be involved in explorations and development of library-hosted digital scholarship services. The program head will promote awareness of DMS resources and services within the Libraries and foster efforts to raise data management knowledge and skills throughout the organization.

The successful candidate will be able to effectively marshal available resources to deliver high-quality services while cultivating new organizational capabilities. The individual will help shape and articulate the vision for data services and thrive on working in a fast-paced environment. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:

  • MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in relevant field.
  • Experience in the provision of services for research data management.
  • Demonstration of advanced skills in working with research data in one phase of the research lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage a portfolio of projects and services.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver services to a research community.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles of libraries in providing research data management services.
  • Knowledge of best practices for data management workflows, institutional repository, and electronic lab notebook technologies.
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.

Preferred

  • Experience in developing and/or managing a data management program.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Advanced subject degree and/or experience as a researcher or member of a research team.
  • Evidence of effective collaboration with faculty, colleagues, and students.
  • Record of professional involvement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $75,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flex-time and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria.

The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by November 28, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Part-Time Library Director, Paige Memorial Library, Hardwick, MA

Job Description:
The position is part time. 19hr/week. No benefits. Starting rate is $17.00. A bachelors degree is required.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic individual who would be interested in meeting with the Trustees to decide if they would be the right fit for our small community library.
Contact Paula Hurd: paula@wholebeinginstitute.com

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NCSU Libraries Fellows (2017-2019), North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

The NCSU Libraries is proud to offer a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates who will be conferred their degrees between September 2016 and August 2017. The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to innovative initiatives of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, you will be provided with a generous professional development stipend. 

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/fellows17-19. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.
63,000/year

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Mount Pleasant Library/Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Salary Range:  $19.86 per hr.
Hours: Part-time (18.50) hours per week, no benefits
Posted: November 1, 2016
Deadline:  Applications accepted until position is filled.

Duties:

Responsible for the direct provision of services to the adults and teens of the Mount Pleasant Community Library.  Primary duties include the provision of reference and readers advisory assistance, collection development, and teen, adult, and community programs that are relevant to the populations served.

The Adult Services Librarian participates in the development of library service at the library as well as in community outreach activity, and oversees volunteer workers.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed. 

18.50 hours per week and includes some evenings and weekends:

Wednesday - 12pm - 6pm (6h) *
Thursday - 9:30am - 6pm (7.5h) 
Alternate - Friday - 1pm - 6pm (5h)

*Once a month schedule will be adjusted to lead the adult book club in the morning. 

Requirements: 

MLS from and ALA accredited library school.  A strong background in programming and in bibliographic instruction is preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred but not required.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:  

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org(401) 467-2700 x.1606.

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Rights & Permissions Research Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Rights & Permissions Research Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. 

IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection.  

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources. 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research 
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Proven ability to work independently 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer 
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit 2-3 days per week through mid April

Email a single MS-Word document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org 

  • Ability to attend orientation on Sat, Jan 21, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon 

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Part-Time Processing Archivist, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau seeks a part-time Processing Archivist to assist in the development of a multimedia interactive exhibit at the Harvard Law School's Bicentennial celebration in September 2017. The ideal candidate should have experience appraising, arranging and describing archival collections (including born digital content); navigating client privacy and confidentiality issues, institutional records policies and copyright; and curating exhibits.

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) is a two-year civil law clinic at Harvard Law School (HLS). It was founded in 1913 to provide free legal services for low-income people in the Greater Boston community. As the nation's oldest student-run legal services organization, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau aspires to be an engine for progressive change and social justice.

Keeping within the guidelines of the Harvard University Archives, the Archivist will be tasked with appraising, arranging, and describing the collection, creating a finding aid and inventory, re-housing materials and preparing them for offsite storage. The Archivist will recommend a system for cataloging and storing born digital files and select key material for digitization. They will also be tasked with creating an exhibit that illustrates the development of the current trends in clinical education through the history of the 100-year- old organization, the role of students in founding it and in its evolution to date. The Archivist will connect with Harvard Law School Library's Historical and Special Collections Department to navigate archival systems and processes currently in place and facilitate digitization of physical materials to be used in the culminating exhibit. They will also collaborate with the HLS Communications Department to provide curatorial advice for the development of a short video for the HLS Bicentennial website. To complete this project, the Archivist will have the assistance of one to two Harvard College undergraduate interns, whom they will train and supervise. We estimate our textual material to be the equivalent of approximately 600 boxes, which include closed client cases and historical administrative material (annual reports, student board minutes, governance papers, student papers/projects, photos, videos, etc.), both on and off-site. The digital material includes some 15 years-worth of records from the student board and staff as well as our client database.

This position is slated to start in November 2016 and will last 10 months. The work schedule will be between 17 and 15 hours per week, M-F within 9am-5pm with some flexibility. Pay rate: $19/hr

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability

Required

  • Working knowledge of archival theory and practice
  • Working knowledge of standards for processing and describing electronic and paper records
  • Ability to read, synthesize, and describe textual and visual information
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to gather information, discern patterns, and organize materials
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize time, exercise initiative and think through complex problems
  • Professional communication skills and the ability to present information, define critical issues and articulate questions
  • Detail-oriented, focused, and reliable
  • Completed or working on MLIS degree

Preferred

  • Experience with law or legal history collections
  • Knowledge or interest in computers, technology, history, and/or collection exhibits
  • Experience managing student workers or volunteers

Required computer skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with Windows file system and preferably command line interface

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • Shared office space
  • Some objects may be dusty and dirty

Interested applicants should send cover letter and CV/resume to: Susana Arteta, Administrative Director (sarteta@law.harvard.edu)

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Acquisitions Library Assistant, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

Memorial Hall Library is hiring a Library Assistant III - Acquisitions. If you are interested, please apply at https://aps1.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx.​ The deadline is November 14, 2016.

DEFINITION Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Technical Services and Circulation, manage the Library's materials acquisition operation, involving the ordering, receiving, invoicing, processing and preparation for cataloging of library materials, and the utilization of computerized information and inventory systems. Perform other activities following established methods and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Technical Services and Circulation, manage acquisitions work flow.
  • Requisition library materials through vendor online purchasing and inventory systems or directly from publishers; manage the purchase of standing order collections. Upload data pertaining to local copy of acquisitions to the MVLC database.
  • Receive and check library materials from suppliers. Match order to invoices and identify and resolve discrepancies with orders; check on back-orders. Initiate data entry on standing orders and route materials for cataloging and processing. Track purchases. Liaison with vendors about problems and billing discrepancies.
  • Manage the Library's materials acquisition budget database.
  • Train and direct the work of library assistants, aides, and volunteers performing processing functions.
  • Maintain the computerized invoice tracking system. Monitor vendor online records of charges and resolve discrepancies as required.
  • Assist in cataloging and processing of library materials. Barcode books and search computer online catalog for correctness of matching record.
  • Catalog popular paperbacks.
  • Assist the Administrative Assistant in collating and preparing invoices for entry into MUNIS. Maintain accurate and up-to-date filing system for invoices. Work with the Administrative Assistant to inventory and order processing supplies insuring compliance with the Town's purchasing policies regarding contract pricing.

OTHER DUTIES Prepare monthly, semi-annual and annual reports of acquisition for the Library Director and staff.

  • Serve the public in person and on the telephone using the library's integrated library system (ILS). Process library checkouts, renewals, reserves, and registrations using the computerized circulation system.
  • Complete special projects for the Director and Assistant Directors, including grant management and accounting, memorial gift projects and database design.
  • Participate with the Assistant Directors, the professional staff, and other MVLC librarians in collection development activities and committees.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and workshops.
  • Perform related duties as required.

SUPERVISION Apportion the Acquisitions work flow and monitor its completion. Train and direct the work of Library Assistants, aides and volunteers performing processing functions.

PHYSICAL ELEMENTS

  • Standing and lifting of library materials.
  • Regularly uses computer keyboards requiring eye- hand coordination and finger dexterity.

Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Ability to adapt and apply new technologies as required.
  • Working knowledge of standard library procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of Library automation systems and MARC tags.
  • Working knowledge of PC technology; detailed knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to organize and control the heavy work flow of an unusually busy acquisitions department.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform detailed data entry accurately and with dispatch.
  • Ability to maintain good working business relationships with vendors.
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Education and Experience Duties require Bachelor's degree; basic knowledge of library systems; technical skills in computerized systems; 2-3 years experience in library operations with a focus on technical processing; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary
Full Time: $53,772 - $68,477
Closing Date
November 14, 2016
How to Apply
Apply through the Town of Andover: https://aps1.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx

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Library Director, Hartland Public Library, Hartland, VT

The Hartland (VT) Public Library seeks a Library Director for our vibrant, small community in the Upper Valley region of Vermont.  The successful candidate will be an energetic, creative, and community oriented person with prior experience working in a library.

The Library Director is responsible for the administration, supervision and coordination of all activities and services of the library, and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Library Board of Trustees. They act as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community and fostering good working relationships with town government and organizations. The Director should be available to work a schedule of 35 hours per week, potentially including evening hours and some weekends.

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to HartlandVTLibrarySearch@gmail.com by December 1 for consideration.  The anticipated start date for the position will be January 15, with some flexibility.

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Director of Information Resources and Collection Services, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries, Charleston, SC

The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director for Information Resources and Collection Services. 

The Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative Director of Information Resources and Collection Services to join our leadership team.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Director of Information Resources and Collection Services will assume leadership and oversight for the development and management of the Libraries' collections and will work collaboratively with all stakeholders in building relevant collections. The ideal candidate will bring substantial knowledge of academic library operation and experience in acquisitions and collection management to the position.  An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent degree is required. Experience in acquisitions, serials and electronic resources management and licensing, experience working in an academic library, and experience supervising staff.

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at: http://jobs.library.musc.edu/index.php

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Technical Director, Indiana University (IU) Cinema, Bloomington, IN

Excellent job opportunity at the gorgeous IU Cinema!

-Stellar films, remarkable visiting filmmakers, awesome colleagues and a stunning facility-

Supervisor:  Jon Vickers, Director

PRIMARY ROLE
IU Cinema is a world-class facility and program that is dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of film in its traditional and modern forms. Film technicians and projectionists are the guardians of the world's moving image heritage. It is their responsibility to protect that heritage, exhibit, when possible and to pass it on to posterity in the best possible condition and as the truest possible representation of the work of its creators.

The IU Cinema Technical Director is responsible for managing and maintaining all motion picture and audio visual (AV) systems, staffing, and technical operations of IU Cinema as a world-class facility. This includes successful recruitment, training, scheduling, and management of graduate student projectionists to perform as professionals; research and procurement of leading technologies; building strategic relationships with cinema-technology leaders; upholding the highest standards of exhibition using the best media available; and helping maintain IU Cinema's reputation as a leading venue in the U.S. Successful world-class presentations within IU Cinema require the combined and coordinated efforts of all technical, house management, guest services, and administrative staff.

This professional position is a vital contributor to a small team and to the strategic planning for IU Cinema, providing advice and direction in all technical aspects of the events and screenings presented in the IU Cinema, as well as current and future needs. The position is also responsible for maintaining certifications of the systems and producing projection-booth maintenance reports and media inspection reports for the U.S. and international film archives that the Cinema deals with.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Below are the percentages and descriptions of each primary duty and responsibility assigned to the position, including what, how, and why work is performed. 

30%        Administrative

  • Independently maintain a rigorous planning, inspection, testing, maintenance, and performance schedule required to present hundreds of screenings and events each semester on multiple celluloid, digital, and tape formats
  • Coordinate with archives, studios, distributors, film industry professionals, and outside organizations on film-related matters
  • Produce and archive documentation for all screenings and film prints to provide records for tracking, liability, and historical purposes
  • Serve as an ambassador for IU Cinema through maintaining a professional approach at all times when dealing with campus partners, industry representatives, filmmakers, and students
  • Evaluate, create, and develop safety programs and policies related to technical operations
  • Work with IU faculty to develop best practices for the exhibition of IU produced content
  • Address internal/external inquiries relating to IU Cinema's technical operations
  • Actively participate in IU Cinema staff meetings, production and event planning, development, and team-building events
  • Lead the budgeting process for annual and long-term technical needs
  • Work in partnership with IU faculty and staff, external agencies, trade union representatives, etc., when taking part in standing committees, sub groups, and focus groups, as required
  • Undertake any other duties, projects, or initiatives that may be reasonably required

 

20%        Archival Practices, Film Print and Media Handling, and Motion Picture Projection

  • Manage all moving image exhibition activities held on behalf of IU Cinema
  • Present the best possible viewing experience with the media provided, paying close attention (for example) to the appropriate frame rate, framing, focus, masking, audio format and levels, and proper aspect ratio
  • Inspect and prepare film print material for projection, including the logging of materials, inspection and repair; onscreen testing, and documentation of a wide variety of visual media
  • Occasionally project films (including 35mm, 16mm, double head/optical/silent) and various formats and standards of video (DCI Digital Cinema, HD Cam, and other HD formats) at times outside of regular office hours
  • Manage the archival audio recordings for all speaking events (introductions, Q&As, and panels)
  • Carry out the general maintenance of technical equipment, order stock, and ensure the efficient running of day-to-day operations of cinema systems and inspection equipment
  • Assist with the evaluation and condition of materials held in the film collections, of the IU Libraries on their suitability for projection and evaluate all received materials
  • Manage the care, cleanliness, storage, and access to Dolby 3D glasses for occasional presentations
  • Maintain archival conditions and FIAF Code of Ethics for all visual media in IU Cinema's care
  • Create Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) of trailers, PSAs, or other messages to communicate on IU Cinema's screen, as needed
  • Perform additional tasks related to the management, care, and exhibition of Motion Pictures that may be assigned

 

25%       Supervision and Training

  • Recruit, train, schedule, and directly supervise graduate student (GA) assistants as projectionists for 16mm, 35mm, broadcast tape formats, DCI, and non DCI Digital Cinema presentations while always striving for world-class presentations
  • Manage up to 3-4 graduate students per year who are committed to working up to (50) hours per week during the academic year
  • Manage additional technical staff as needed and employed within the technical budget
  • Organize, write, edit, and maintain cinema booth training materials
  • Provide ongoing training and mentorship to GA Projectionists each semester
  • Schedule and manage IATSE members as needed when contracted for special IU Cinema programs requiring outside equipment
  • Maintain the FIAF Code of Ethics and ensure that graduate student Projectionists work within that code

 

10%        Management and Maintenance of Motion Picture and Advanced Audio-Visual Technologies

  • Stay current of changes in best practice and technological developments to ensure that IU Cinema maintains its leading edge as a facility
  • Maintain complex audio and video technologies to ensure the highest standards of video exhibition and reliability are consistently maintained
  • Discern the best format to be used for audio and video presentations
  • Solve complex motion picture, digital audio, and video problems (for example; signal switching, resolution, color temperature, hardware/software malfunctions, feedback, etc.) as they arise
  • Oversee the professional planning and staffing of all media presentations, including technical support for classroom, public, and curricular screenings

 

10%        Outbound Film Print and Media Traffic and Shipping

  • Prepare all visual media for outbound shipping
  • Procure shipping services (i.e., FedEx, UPS, etc.) and prepare paperwork for outbound shipping of all visual media, based on return information provided by others
  • Electronically archive outbound shipping records


5%          Research and Testing

  • Research leading technologies and search for Beta-test opportunities with trusted manufacturers
  • Perform regular testing of DCI Digital Cinema projectors and processing equipment
  • Perform advanced audio system analysis to assure Cinema maintains at minimum THX standards
  • Make recommendations and justifications on advanced audio and video enhancements to the system to maintain leading edge technologies


QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum education: 
BA in Film, Media Studies, BS in Electronics or relatable field. Combinations of related education and experiences may be considered. Membership to the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) or International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) is desirable.

Minimum experience:

Two years required, five years preferred experience with: professional 35mm motion picture projection and film print handling, 16mm film and multimedia presentation and other various digital video formats; projection and playback equipment; operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of 35mm and 16mm projectors and audio equipment. Prefer experience in/with: administrative and supervisory capacity; DCI compliant digital cinema projectors and servers; maintaining THX certification and advanced audio analysis; and knowledge and experience with archival moving image practices.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Good practical and organizational skills with the ability to solve problems and identify and repair mechanical and programming faults
  • Attention to detail, reliability, excellent time-keeping skills, punctuality, independence, motivation, and ability to multitask in a busy environment.
  • Knowledge of film history, technologies, and exhibition aesthetics
  • Skill in reading and composing correspondence and reports with the ability to communicate technical standards
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with archives, studios, distributors, students, staff, faculty, donors, guest filmmakers, and visitors
  • Expertise in archival 35mm /16mm film projection, print inspection, and repair
  • Computer skills of PC and Mac platforms (Microsoft Office required, video editing desired)
  • Confidence in public speaking and excellent communication skills with the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels, including in high-pressure situations
  • Enthusiastic and pleasant manner
  • Ability to work flexibly within a small team, which is part of a much larger department and organization
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development
  • Facilities include state-of-the-art film screening room, digital and analog video and audio systems, 35mm and 16mm motion picture projection equipment, and all other ancillary support equipment. The main system includes:
    • -(2) Kinoton FP38 E-S 35/16mm Film Projectors
    • -(2) Kinoton studio lamphouses with Strong rectifiers
    • -Multiple Schneider Cinelux Premiere lenses
    • -Kelmar RTV-8900A- Rewind Table
    • -Dolby CP 650D Digital Cinema Processor
    • -DTS DTS-XD20 5.1 DTS Digital Audio Player
    • -Barco DP2K-32B DCI - 2K Digital Cinema Projector
    • -Dolby Cat. 960-BAR 3D upgrade kit
    • -Dolby DSS200 Screen DCinema Server
    • -Sony SRX-T420 4K Digital Video Projector
    • -Panasonic AJ-HD3700B D5 Digital VTR
    • -Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPRO Digital VTR
    • -Sony SRW5500 HDCAM SR VTR
    • -Crestron 2-Series Audio/Visual Control System

LEVEL OF DECISION MAKING
The Technical Director is senior position with the latitude to make operational and procedural decisions within the mission and broadly defined parameters for the technical operations of IU Cinema, which directly influence public perception of IU Cinema and the Indiana University. The position is responsible for the creation of cinema booth policies, procedures and work instructions, as well as routine and preventative maintenance practices dealing with all technical aspects of the Cinema, requiring considerable ability to solve complex problems dealing with mechanical, analog and digital audio and video components and/or computer hardware and software - dealing directly with manufacturers and consultants and often in high-pressure, stressful situations. The Technical Director has fiscal responsibility to manage resources and technical budget in order to maintain public presentation schedule and budget.


SCOPE AND IMPACT
This is a senior position with a complex set of duties that affect all areas of Cinema operations. IU Cinema is a highly visible unit for Indiana University, servicing more than 40,000 guests from the local and regional community for hundreds of public presentations each year.  As a world-class facility and program, the reputation for presenting the highest standards of exhibition depend upon the superior training and performance of the graduate student projectionists as supervised by the Technical Director. Although, much of the position's work takes place behind-the-scenes, the Technical Director position is a highly visible position, and the scope of influence extends to faculty, staff, and students at IU, researchers, scholars, filmmakers, film industry leaders, and programming partners internationally, alumni, donors and government agencies.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 35 lbs. overhead and retrieve items from shelves using ladders
  • Must have good eye-sight and hearing for achieving the best in image and sound projection quality
  • Must be capable of working alone

 

IU SALARY RANGE BY JOB CLASS

PAE 3AD

Administrative Services (AD)

Bloomington/Indy Campus

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Associate Librarian, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, ephemera, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in what is now the United States, today numbering some four million items, including significant collections of manuscripts. The AAS staff is highly regarded not only for their expertise and professionalism, but also for their generosity in making collections available both in the original format and online through digital reproduction and databases. The library is open for research to all, from noted scholars to amateur historians. In 2014, AAS was presented the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, who cited the Society for "safeguarding the American story."

As part of a planned succession process, the Society seeks a qualified individual to serve as associate librarian who, upon successful completion of an orientation process expected to last twelve months, will be named the Society's head librarian. As associate librarian, the candidate will work collaboratively with curators and library managers to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Society's collections, policies, and priorities. Projects undertaken during the orientation will prepare the associate librarian for the responsibilities of the head librarian. These include:

Administration. The librarian is a member of the senior management team of the Society, which includes the president, executive vice-president, and finance director. Operating as a team, the senior managers are responsible for all policy and planning decisions. The librarian makes plans and sets priorities for the library in coordination with the Society's other divisions; makes certain the day-to-day operation of the library runs smoothly; works with the library managers and the director of human resources to hire library staff; supervises and evaluates the library staff, which numbers about 35. The librarian, working with his or her managers, is responsible for overseeing the preparation and management of a $2.5 million annual budget. Within the senior managers group, he or she also represents the best interests of the library and the library staff in deliberations on matters of policy-making and resource allocation.

Library and Collection Management. Because the librarian has responsibility for all library collections and is the leader of the library staff, excellent skills in management, facilitation, problem solving, and collaboration are required. He or she directly manages the following departments:

  • Curatorial. The librarian works with the curatorial and acquisition staff to oversee and administer the AAS Collection Policy, which directs the curators' decisions about acquisitions and deaccessions. The librarian administers collection assessment projects, evaluates needs for acquiring and processing collections, and negotiates conflicts should they arise.

  • Cataloging. The librarian works with the head of cataloging services and other staff toward the goal of making library materials accessible for scholarly use. This includes not only the cataloging of materials but also a variety of other approaches, both traditional and innovative.

  • Conservation. The librarian works with the chief conservator to ensure that appropriate conservation methods are employed and preservation standards are maintained, so that collections are available for future generations. Often the librarian plays an important role in mediating between the competing demands of preservation and access.

  • Reference. The librarian works with the head of readers' services to provide assistance to users of library collections, both on- and off-site. He or she should have a full understanding of all procedures and systems used in the reading room, as well as an awareness of best practices at peer institutions.

Digitization and Technology. The librarian manages the longstanding, and yet ever evolving, relationship between the Society and digital content vendors. This includes helping to develop a strategic plan for the large amount of digital content that will be returned to AAS in the coming decade. He or she also oversees implementation of internal digitization policies and procedures, as well as collaboration with others to identify priorities for digitization. The librarian insures that the library stays abreast of current developments, especially in library information systems and digital asset management.

Grant management. The librarian works closely with curators and library managers to research and write grant applications. She or he is a point of contact with grant funding agencies and facilitates the work needed to apply for grants. In coordination with the Society's development office, the librarian develops opportunities and prospects for library grants.

Outreach and Donor Relations. The librarian seeks opportunities to make the Society better known to current and potential constituencies, to publicize the library's holdings, and to encourage their use. To this end, he or she is encouraged to participate in professional and community organizations, seek out publishing and public speaking opportunities, and serve on boards and advisory bodies of other organizations, including fellowship selection committees. Collaboration and coordination with the Society's outreach, academic programs, and external affairs staff are encouraged. The librarian cultivates prospective donors of both library material and financial gifts to support all aspects of the library. Working with development and curatorial colleagues, the librarian visits and corresponds with members, donors, and collectors who share the collecting interests of AAS. In addition, the librarian identifies new constituencies that may include future supporters of the Society.

 

Qualifications

Candidates for the position should have a demonstrated interest in the administration of research libraries, in the management of innovative organizations, and in the cultivation of a collaborative culture. A masters' degree in library and information science is preferred, as is a strong interest in pre-twentieth century American history and culture, particularly book history. While the position is open to applicants at any level of professional experience, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a familiarity with the world of special collections, a working knowledge of digital tools, an enthusiasm for taking on challenging assignments, strong communication skills, and a collaborative leadership style.

 

Compensation

This is a full time position, available immediately. Salary for the associate librarian will be $80,000 minimum, based on experience and qualifications, and will be renegotiated when the position of head librarian is assumed. Benefits include health and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick leave; retirement plan options; professional development opportunities.

 

Application process

Submit a letter of application and resume electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with subject line "Search Committee, Associate Librarian." Please include contact information for three references. The committee will begin to consider applications on January 6, 2017, and will keep the position open until it is filled. The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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Intern, Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

Tufts Hirsh Health Sciences Library is seeking a Library Science student to participate in a temporary website controlled vocabulary project. The intern will evaluate every page on the website and look for opportunities to add inconsistent terms or words considered jargon to a controlled vocabulary list. This is a paid project, not to exceed 20 hours. Ideally, we want someone who is available for 3 - 4 contiguous hours each day over the course of a week.
 
If you're interested, please contact berika.williams@tufts.edu for more information.

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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Florida State University School of Information, Tallahassee, FL

Job Title: Assistant Professor- School of Information 9 Month
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Responsibilities

We are seeking faculty colleagues with a wide range of interdisciplinary, sociotechnical research interests, as well as the ability and desire to teach courses in one ormore of the following areas: data analytics, interactive games and simulations, mobile application development, data visualization, human-computer interaction, networkadministration, or emerging technologies such as 3D printing.

Candidates should be able to articulate a research agenda that fits within the broader research interests of the iSchool, and demonstrate the ability to work effectivelywithin a highly interdisciplinary environment. Successful applicants will be expected to teach at all levels, including courses in the school's bachelor's,  master's, and doctoraldegree programs; experience with teaching online as well as face-to-face is desired. All faculty members are expected to advise students and to serve on School,College, and University committees.

Qualifications

The School of Information at Florida State University is seeking to fill one (1) nine- month, tenure-track faculty position in Information Technology, at the AssistantProfessor level. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in information science, information technology, computer science, or another relevantdiscipline.

Other Information

The School of Information is one of three academic units within the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. The FSU iSchool offers aBachelor's degree program with majors in Information Technology (IT) and Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT); Master's degree programs inInformation Technology and Information; a post-Master's Specialist degree in Information; and a Ph.D. program in Information.  The iSchool faculty also operate theSocial Media Lab, the iSensor Lab, and the FSU Collaboratory, an innovation center and information technology makerspace for teaching and research withemerging technologies including 3D printing and 3D visualization. The School of Information began in 1926, was formally founded in 1947, and is nationally rankedamong the top information science graduate schools in the country. The iSchool's Information Technology Masters' program is nationally ranked among the top 25graduate IT programs, and the ALA-accredited Master's in Information is ranked among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Programs in Library andInformation Science" at 13th overall, 5th in Youth Services, 3rd in Digital Libraries, and 1st in School Library Media.

School of Information faculty have been awarded over $50 million in federal, state, local, and foundation research grants, and maintain a strong connection to thecommunity through various literacy and service initiatives. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the School, College, and University. More informationabout the School of Information is available online at: http://ischool.cci.fsu.edu/.

The College of Communication and Information is a member of the iSchools organization, and has a student population of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 500 graduate students with 87 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure-track faculty members. The College is a leader on the campus, and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

 

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:

 Search  Committee School of Information Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100 Attn: Jeannette Mitchell
tel: 850-644-5775
email:   jb.mitchell@cci.fsu.edu 

University Information

These positions provide an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. Florida State Universityis a leading university and part of the State University System in Florida.

It has a student body of over 41,000, and has been designated a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. FSU offers more than 300different programs of study, with nationally recognized programs in the  sciences, medicine, law, and business.

FSU is located in Tallahassee, a metropolitan community of approximately 375,000 which has been rated by Livability as one of the 50 best places to live in the United States.There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Florida Panhandle, and Tallahassee is situated among many rich historical and natural resources,including easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Tallahassee has a high quality public school system, and provides many opportunities for art,culture, and music enthusiasts.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

 

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all educationdetails even if attaching a resume.

Applicants should also include a cover letter detailing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Preferred starting date is Fall 2017.

 

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. Thispolicy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

 

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

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Computer Specialist/Reference Librarian, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

Union: Library Association
Hours: 25 hours per week      
Grade:  L-4                            
Wages:   $26.29 - $34.29 per hour, plus benefits

Description of position: 

Assists in the management of the technology-based resources of the library.  Provides day-to-day computer hardware, software, and network support; diagnoses common hardware and software malfunctions; and performs routine maintenance of computer equipment.  Works regularly-assigned hours as a reference librarian. 1 evening per week and 1 Saturday per month. May assist with other library functions including cataloging, indexing, and circulation as needed. 

Minimum entrance requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree; Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Two (2) years experience as a Librarian.
  • Understanding of library computer networking environments and associated hardware and software.

Closing date:   November 21, 2016

Apply to: John Senchyshyn, Assistant Town Administrator/HR Director, Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778, or via email to: hr@wayland.ma.us

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference and Digital Services Librarians (2 positions), Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group (KSG), Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks two Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Reference and Information Services Section. The selectees will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo

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Technical Services Specialist, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

About Roger Williams University:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the three years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Dean of University Library Services and under the direction of the Digital Scholarship and Metadata Librarian, the Technical Services Specialist facilitates the Cataloging Department workflow to enable the efficient and accurate cataloging and processing of new acquisitions.  The incumbent is also responsible for assisting with library digital services in areas of metadata creation, digitization and digital asset management.

Cataloging Responsibilities:

  • Copy-catalogs library materials in all formats;
  • Searches each item to be cataloged in the OCLC WorldShare Management System (WMS);
  • Makes decisions regarding the quality and appropriateness of each record searched based on library standards including AACR II, RDA, OCLC Bibliographic Formats, Library of Congress Class Schedules and Subject Headings;
  • Edits selected records, if necessary, to conform to the above listed standards, creates item records, checks call numbers, and adds pre-stamps and labels before the material is placed for final processing;
  • Assists with ongoing library weeding projects;

Responsibilities in Library Digital Services

  • Assists with library digital services including but not limited to:
  • Uploading digital content to the digital repository DOCS@RWU; maintaining and updating the RWU Faculty Digital Scholarship Register; and converting print materials to digital format when needed;
  • Performs database maintenance WMS to insure the accuracy of the library's holdings;
  • Serves as initial contact in absence of the Digital Scholarship and Metadata Librarian;
  • Serves as back-up to the Acquisitions Department;
  • Serves as back-up to the University and Architecture libraries' circulation services;

Cataloging Workflow Responsibilities:

  • Keeps monthly and yearly statistical reports;
  • Oversees work-study students in pre-and post-cataloging processing.  Assigns and oversees projects of work-study students and maintains their time cards.


This is a full-time (35 hours) PSSA Level 4 Clerical Union position.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or at the University's discretion an equivalent combination of education and work related experience may be substituted.
  • 1-3 years' experience in libraries required, preferably in technical services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the following library systems preferred: OCLC WMS, AACR2, RDA and LC classification.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technologies.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.
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Library Assistant, 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:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Library Assistant performs a range of duties relating to acquiring, processing, and making available resources to library users, as well as assisting users in discovery and use of resources. Primary responsibility may lie within a single department or division. Due to the interoperability of library systems and patron service needs, individuals may be cross-trained in multiple departments.

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.   

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and shares in the daily operation of the of the Circulation/Reserve desk, including sharing in the evening and weekend and holiday coverage.
  • Adjusts functional work schedules of student assistants to maintain efficient workflow and adequate service coverage.
  • May assume responsibility for the operation of the library facility including arranging for coverage of service points as required for student coverage and is solely responsible for supervising on Saturdays.
  • Shares in the training and daily supervision of student employees.
  • May evaluate student employee performance and productivity, recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Charges, renews, and discharges library materials using manual and automated systems to record materials.
  • Monitors the borrowing of library materials by determining the eligibility of borrowers, including special programs, and by contacting library users for the return of books and other materials.
  • Records the payment of fines and fees, and may process money received, to facilitate use and accountability for library materials.
  • Processes reserve material, including aiding users in placing material on reserve.
  • Responsible for inventory of library audio/visual equipment and ensures equipment is in proper working order and reports problems to supervisor.
  • Organizes and records headcount statistics.
  • Assists with new book displays.
  • Assigns and monitors shelving activity, placing library materials in their proper location including special shelving projects.
  • Verifies proper locations of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items and by retrieving books and other materials as requested.
  • Aids library users in providing information concerning materials, library rules and procedures, and library facilities;
  • suggests and explains the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
  • Creates and inputs brief bibliographic records into the library's ILS for temporary use for circulation items.
  • Searches online intercampus Student Information System and places holds on grades, schedules, and diplomas to ensure that borrowers clear obligations at the library.
  • Reports safety, security, and maintenance problems to ensure that facilities, equipment, and furnishings are properly maintained.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitution: An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. You can find the Massachusetts State Specifications at: http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp#C.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

  1. Skill in typing.     
  2. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.
  3. Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.      
  4. Ability to assemble items of information according to established procedures.          
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.
  6. Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.      
  8. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.       
  9. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.       
  10. Ability to maintain accurate records.          
  11. Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
  12. Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.   
  13. Knowledge of library filing system such as alphabetic, classified and chronological.
  14. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.       
  15. Skill in mending and repairing books and other library material.      
  16. Ability to understand and apply agency procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.       
  17. Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.     
  18. Ability to prepare general reports.  
  19. Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches.          
  20. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.         
  21. Knowledge of On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic system.
  22. Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.          
  23. Ability to recognize and assess the need for equipment and personnel.         
  24. Ability to interview and select candidates for library positions.        
  25. Ability to plan and prepare reference guides, exhibits, displays and presentations.  

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge's, skills, abilities):

  1. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  2. Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms. 
  3. Knowledge of the types and applications of library classification and cataloging systems.           
  4. Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in library work.   
  5. Knowledge of library reference materials and services, including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.   
  6. Knowledge of library filing systems, such as alphabetic, classified and chronological.           
  7. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.       
  8. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of preserving library materials and repairing books. 
  9. Skill in operating microfilm readers and reader printers.      
  10. Skill in operating audio-visual an video equipment.
  11. Skill in operating various types of book charging machines.
  12. Skill in operating office machines and equipment such as adding machines, calculators and photostatic copiers.
  13. Knowledge of On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic system.     
  14. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.         
  15. Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.          
  16. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of interviewing.        
  17. Knowledge of the format, methods and techniques used in preparing reference guides, exhibits, displays and presentations.
  18. Skill in making oral presentations.    

Additional Information:

REMARKS:    Regular work schedule is Tuesday through Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM and Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM. This schedule changes during the summer session, semester breaks and exam periods to reflect academic calendar changes.

This position is designated as essential personnel during inclement weather situations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives direct supervision from Library Circulation Manager, who provides procedural and technical guidance, assigns work, and reviews performance through observation, reports, and conferences for effectiveness and compliance with established standards, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations.

DIRECT REPORTING: Exercises functional supervision for up to thirty (30) temporary, work study, and graduate students.

THEIR STAFF: NONE

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Library - Access Services
 
BARGAINING UNIT: AFSCME

JOB GRADE: 14

NO. OF POSITIONS: 1

HOURS: Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm

STATE FUNDED: X

COMBINED INTERNAL / EXTERNAL: X  
   
SALARY MIN. $768.96 PER WEEK *-- MAX. $1,071.81- PER WEEK*


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

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                      Deadline for INTERNAL applicants is November 10, 2016.

                      Deadline for EXTERNAL applicants is November 15, 2016.

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Digital Collections Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries is seeking a production- and service-oriented individual to join the Digital Collections and Reformatting Team. This position provides the opportunity to contribute to the work of building the Libraries' digital collections and to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Digital Operations Coordinator, the Associate's primary responsibility is metadata production assistance related to the Libraries digital collections. S/he will create, edit and maintain records in various content management systems, participate in problem resolution and assist with data cleanup projects. In support of digital collections preparation and project work, the Associate will survey the Libraries digital repositories for existing content, search for existing records in the library catalog, and gather data (e.g. bibliographic, use, condition) related to digital content to be added. S/he will assist with reformatting projects by collaborating with content curators of original material from the Libraries collections, including the Institute Archives and Special Collections. S/he will participate in adapting processes and workflows to specific project needs, creating documentation, and will be responsible for tracking work and producing status reports.

The Associate will provide training to team members and other assistants and will direct the work of student assistants. S/he may participate in local and system-wide committees and/or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Two years direct/related experience which provides understanding of metadata and cataloging; post high school education can count toward experience. Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard computer software such as word processing and spreadsheet programs, e-mail, and Internet technologies. Strong technical skills including ability to create/maintain macros and use database applications and wikis, as well as a demonstrated affinity for and adeptness in learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology. Aptitude for accurate, detail oriented work and strong data entry skills. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to work as an integral part of a service team. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment.

Preferred - Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system, SFX, DSpace, or MetaLib; AACR2 and MARC21; EAD and DACS; XML; and Dublin Core (DC). Experience in academic and/or research library and/or a customer service environment.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $20.00/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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority consideration given to those applications received by November 14, 2016.

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

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Conference: Service Design: The Holistic Experience

User experience remains a hot topic after NEASIST's 2016 UX conference, and now you can deepen your understanding with a holistic view of service design. Do you want to tailor your entire ecosystem -- personnel, spaces, and systems online and offline -- to improve your users' experiences?

The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology, together with the Simmons College Student Chapter, invite you to participate in our 2017 Winter Event, Service Design: The Holistic Experience.

WHEN: Thursday January 12, 2017

WHERE: Simmons College in Boston

With participatory breakout sessions and thoughtful keynotes, this one-day conference will give you theconcepts you need to talk to stakeholders in your organization about service design. It will give you toolsyou can use to gather the data that will inform your organization's service design discussions. It will give you a platform to share your ideas and experiences designing better services.

 

What should you do now?

Save the date for Service Design: The Holistic Experience on January 12, 2017

Get in touch with neasist@gmail.com by 11/4 to propose a talk, breakout session, tour, or lightning round if you're interested in sharing your own service design experience -- redesigning spaces, websites, or services of any kind.

 

NEASIST Program Committee Co-Chairs Louisa Choy and Kate Nyhan

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Research Services Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Job Description:

The Sarah Lawrence College Library seeks a Research Services Librarian who has a strong commitment to public service and is a highly motivated research support and education professional who enjoys providing both personalized and group library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in a small academic library.

Duties include:

  • Offer library instruction sessions and provide research assistance to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Perform collection development and maintenance duties including purchasing, collection analysis, and weeding.
  • Collaborate on research guides and social media presence.
  • Manage the Personal Librarian Program.
  • Participate in rotation at the Information desk.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's and master's degree (or higher).
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise initiative and judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, mature, and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to public service.
  • Must be detailed-oriented, congenial, patient, and reliable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience working in an academic library setting.
  • MLIS/MLS preferred.

Salary:

Low $50,000's, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.

Apply here: https://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/779

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Intern, R&D Scientific Documentation, Lexington, MA

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is looking for a detail oriented intern to facilitate a document scanning program. Efforts will be focus on creating backup copies of Shire's Intellectual property records (including lab notebooks, and data binders), as well as working with off-site storage and scanning vendors.

Daily function may include:

  • Scanning of IP Notebooks and source document on a flatbed and/or bulk scanner
  • Interacting with third party scanning vendors for off-site scanning
  • Updating SharePoint Site to ensure the following information is current:
  • Inventories of Intellectual Properties (IP) records located at off-site storage vendors
  • Data entry/ collection of metadata for records use to recall document inventory

Required Skills

  • Experience with document scanners and scanning software (Kodak capture, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) is plus
  • Cataloging, records or inventory management experience is helpful.
  • Attention to detail and ability to take responsibility for multiple tasks required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred
  • Lab Science or document/archive experience is a plus.

Technical Skills

  • MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Work with off-site storage providers (such as Iron Mountain or Access)

Ideally this student would work 35-40 hours per week, however the manager is willing to flex on the hours as needed because they know students may still be in school this semester.
Please have them apply by sending their resume directly to: kimberly.soltmann@kellyservices.com.

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Data Science Intern, Etsy, Brooklyn, NY

Apply here: https://www.etsy.com/careers/job/oIh83fwU

Brief Description

Etsy is looking for Data Science Interns to join our Data Science team in Brooklyn, New York. 

Description

Etsy is looking for Data Science Interns to join our Data Science team in Brooklyn, New York. We are committed to advancing the fields around E-commerce by building technologies to help understand our customers and the world. We are seeking individuals passionate in areas such as Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision. Our interns have an opportunity to make core algorithmic advances and apply their ideas in the dynamic world of E-commerce. Interns could publish their innovations at top tier conferences such as KDD, NIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, WWW, WSDM, SIGIR and etc. This position would be based in Brooklyn, New York.

What We're Working On
  • Recommendation and Personalization
  • Natural Language Processing and Query Understanding
  • Image Processing and Understanding
  • Text Understanding
  • Ranking for Search and Ads
  • Fraud and Abuse Detection
  • Large-scale Machine Learning

Who You Are
  • You share our values (below) and are looking for a company that has a solid mission.
  • You have strong analytical and quantitative skills. You are familiar with techniques in Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision or related fields.
  • You are currently enrolled in a full-time Ph.D degree program in Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision or related fields, and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.
  • You have strong technical and programming skills. You are familiar with relevant technologies and languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++ and etc.). You have experience in or desire to learn Hadoop/Spark related Big Data technologies.
  • You have demonstrated the capability to review and write technical papers.
  • You need to contribute research that can be applied to Etsy product development.
  • You have the ability to quickly prototype ideas and can solve complex problems by adapting creative approaches.
  • You are a strong collaborator and communicator and you make the engineers around you grow and learn.  
What we care about
  • Curiosity and humility.  We are dedicated to learning and constantly improving.  We hope you also value things like blameless postmortems and have a natural drive to figure out how everything works.
  • Keeping it real.  Etsy's mission and values are a part of everything we do.  We care about how our work affects real people in the community and enjoy opportunities to meet them.  We are motivated by this mission every day.
What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter along with your CV/Resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you've probably guessed, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else, we don't even want you to be like us--we want you to be like you! So write to us, in your own human voice, and tell us what you're all about.

Feel free to point us to your latest publication and any other online presence you may have including Github, Weblogs and others.

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Rare Materials Cataloger, Rare Book School (RBS), Charlottesville, VA

Rare Book School (RBS) seeks a motivated, collaborative individual capable of precise and complex work, to join its team as the School's first full-time Rare Materials Cataloger. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the cataloging and processing of RBS's teaching collections. This is a two-year full-time contract, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year.

Located on central Grounds at the University of Virginia, RBS offers a close-knit, highly collaborative, mission-centered work environment with an abundance of engaging, bookish people and fascinating historical objects. The School currently maintains a teaching collection of more than 80,000 items, including papyri, medieval manuscripts, incunabula and rare printed books, prints, photographs, ephemera, printing and book-making equipment, artists' books, and other artifacts.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Assistant Curator of Collections, the Rare Materials Cataloger's primary responsibility will be to catalog a wide range of books, ephemera, manuscripts, periodicals, realia, and related items according to the School's in-house cataloging procedures. The cataloger will also: enhance records for previously cataloged items; contribute to the ongoing maintenance and development of the School's new online catalog; assist with the processing, preservation, and shifting of materials; and occasionally perform programs-related tasks during RBS course sessions, as required.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and professional experience with rare book cataloging standards, including DCRM(B) and RBMS Controlled Vocabularies

  • Service-oriented, systematic, analytical thinker with excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated interest in and engagement with book history and bibliography, the humanities, special collections librarianship, conservation, and/or the antiquarian book trade

  • Basic knowledge of two or more languages, in addition to English (e.g. Latin, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, &c.)

Desired qualifications:

  • An advanced degree with a concentration or specialization in bibliography and/or book history

  • Training in digital photography as related to conservation and collections documentation

  • Knowledge of or interest in RDA and BIBFRAME

The salary for this position ranges from $35,000 to $40,000, depending upon experience and academic/professional achievement. The successful candidate will receive three weeks of paid vacation, as well as sick leave, health insurance, and retirement benefits after the first year of employment. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to attend one or more RBS courses (tuition-free), and may also be eligible to receive travel funding to attend the annual RBMS conference.

The RBS work space is a standard special collections library environment with possible exposure to mold and dust; work will likely entail the occasional lifting of boxes of up to 40 pounds in weight, and the repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Saturday and Sunday shifts are typically required when RBS courses are in session.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter discussing: a) your interest in RBS; b) the various strengths you could bring to RBS's collections and staff; c) the skills you hope to cultivate at RBS and the areas in which you hope to grow; and d) the ways in which this position would inform your longer-term professional goals

  • A c.v. listing three professional references

  • A writing sample demonstrating your best work

Please send electronic copies of application materials to the attention of Ruth-Ellen St. Onge, Assistant Curator of Collections, at ruthellen.stonge@virginia.edu.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2016

Desired start date: February-March 2017

Rare Book School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

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Part-Time Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Due to a retirement, we have a part-time opening at our Sixteen Acres Branch Library. This 18 ½ hour/week position pays $23.01 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $22,135.36. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply athttp://bit.ly/SAOct16. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

SEARCH REOPENED: The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a part-time librarian position at the Sixteen Acres Branch of our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video (http://bit.ly/1MGsODW), then apply before midnight on Wednesday, November 9 at the following link: http://bit.ly/SAOct16. This position has a focus on service to all ages and on programs for adults.

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for this challenging position. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. 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.

Job duties will include providing reference and reader's advisory service, creating and delivering programs, maintaining collections, and connecting the library to the community.

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Research Room Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections.

The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14th , with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

Applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-RR- 01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript,

letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___ ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

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Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

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Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

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Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in

"summer"):

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Period of Internship:

  • Spring (December 15-May 15) ☐
  • Summer (May 15-August 15) ☐
  • Fall (August 15-December 15) ☐

Structure of Internship:

  • Full-time (40 hours per week) ☐
  • Full-time (32 hours per week) ☐
  • Part-time (16 hours per week) ☐

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Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

Summary
In this position, you will serve as an Archivist with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, located in Atlanta, GA. You will be responsible for archival processing, collection management of both analog and digital materials, preservation of holdings, in-depth public reference service, and project management involving staff, peers, interns, and volunteers. You will support Library and NARA-wide digital initiatives by planning, leading, and contributing to ongoing work in digitization, metadata cataloging, and website development. Effective communication among NARA units, the general public, and external stakeholders is critical to success of the position.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information visit: http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov

Who May Apply : Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities such as the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Disabilities Program, etc.


NOTE: This position is being advertised concurrently under Delegating Examining Unit procedures. If you wish to be considered under competitive procedures, or if you do not meet the area of consideration for this announcement, you may also apply to Job Announcement number JD1825096CMD. Open: 10/24/2016 Close: 10/28/2016

Duties
Duties include some or all of the following:

  • Systematically processes presidential materials, Federal records, and personal collections. Independently reviews both non-classified and national security classified documents (if appropriate, depending on the individual's assignment/library) for content requiring withdrawal or redaction for national security classification, agency, or donor deed of gift restrictions. Develops procedures for processing and reviewing presidential holdings and related collections many of which continue to retain high levels of sensitivity and present complex processing problems.
  • Independently provides reference service in response to simple and complex e-mail, phone, fax, and written requests for information regarding the Library's textual and non-textual holdings and secondary sources of information.
  • Provides orientation interviews for on-site researchers, explains Reading Room regulations and procedures, determines the specific area and level of research interest, guides researchers to the most effective approach to their specific projects and recommends materials appropriate for their use.
  • Independently determines and applies appropriate declassification guidelines to presidential papers, donated historical materials, and Federal records, consulting with the senior archivist for foreign policy, other archivists, and agency representatives on difficult review decisions. This material consists of documents generated at the highest levels of government, classified up to Top Secret and above, including sensitive documents with incorrect classification markings or none at all. Determines documents ineligible for declassification under guidelines and prepares them for agency declassification review, identifying the agency or agencies responsible for their review. Maintains itemized control of all materials under declassification review. Processes appeals of classification review decisions to NARA, the Information Security Oversight Office, and other agencies. Informs researchers of review decisions. Reviews those National Security Council (NSC) records in the library's holdings governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) in accordance with PRA and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, and makes redactions as necessary.
  • Develops increased levels of accessibility to the collections and historical time periods for traditional and non-traditional users of the library's historical materials.
  • Recommends and advises the Director on acquisition strategies that will add to knowledge of the era in which the president lived, both during his administration and throughout his life. Makes recommendations to the Director on the acquisition and disposition of specific collections. Develops and/or leads the solicitation/acquisition program in the Library. Negotiates with donors to secure deeds of gifts and/or release agreements.
  • Designs, directs/leads preservation projects in textual or non-textual media. Prepares and manages budgets for preservation projects. Applies preservation techniques and recommends strategies for textual records, electronic records, or audiovisual materials. Identifies preservation needs in the Library and researches new approaches to preservation problems, especially those involving digitization and/or obsolete media.
  • Provides information and assistance to other archival institutions and professionals on the preservation and management of historical materials. Serves within the library system, NARA, and/or the profession as a resource for information regarding archival issues and topics such as processing, preservation, review, automation, and web publication. Serves on professional committees, task forces, and/or working groups dealing with archival related topics.
  • Collaborates with the museum staff in planning and preparation of exhibits involving archival material from the Library's holdings. Assists with information regarding Library archival holdings for exhibits in other presidential libraries, the National Archives, and outside institutions. Represents the Library and NARA to external groups. Assists in planning the content and direction of public programs and other library outreach efforts. Speaks to or prepares material for high profile groups such as the media, Library partner institutions, and for large library sponsored public programs. Speaks to public and professional organizations about the Library.

Qualifications
Basic Requirements:

You must have a bachelor's degree in archival science or a bachelor's degree with a major that included 18 semester hours in archival science, history and/or in political science or government, and 12 semester hours in one or any combination of the following: archival science, history, American civilization, economics, political science, public administration, or government.OR

You must have a combination of education and experience - at least 30 semester hours that include courses as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the above basic requirements, you must possess one year of experience equivalent to the next lower level in archival science, or in a directly related field of work such as history, that involved the collection, appraisal, analysis, or synthesis of information having historical or archival values. The following are examples of experience that may be accepted as meeting the experience requirements: (1) experience as an archivist in Federal, State, religious institution, business, or other archives, or in manuscript depositories; and (2) experience of an archival nature that involved research in archival science, or in a directly related field such as history, government, economics, political science, international relations, or international law.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453418900

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3 Tenure Track Faculty, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring three tenure-track faculty and additional lecturers/senior lecturers.

Link to the jobs page is here

Tenure track hires include: 

  • Assistant Professor in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on work pursuing the social good. Broadly defined, "social good" topics include, but are not limited to, work in service of education, health and well-being, human values, international development, justice, marginalized communities, people with disabilities, or sustainability. 
  • Assistant Professor in the area of Data Ethics. We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates the potential to establish a program of high quality research focused on the ethical, legal, and policy issues related to data science.
  • Assistant Professor in Native North American Indigenous Knowledge. We study the institutions, community practices, philosophies, and policies related to knowledge, information, and technology in support of tribal sovereignty.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions include: 

  • Women in Technology and Professionalism in the Information Industry
  • Data Science
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Database Management

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Library Technician, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Branch Department Head, responsible for selection of children's materials and collection development; program planning, such as story hours and storytelling as well as performances by professionals. Coordinating activities with the supervisor of children's services. Assisting with reference questions. Planning and implementing school visits and neighborhood outreach. Performs circulation and public service desk tasks at any of the Libraries. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Services, education or related field plus one year experience working with children, or five years experience with children in the Somerville Public Library.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with children from pre-school through teens.
  • Knowledge of children's literature.
  • Knowledge of PC computer software and Millenium Library System operation preferred.
  • Facility with details.
  • Ability to pull book carts, bend, lift, carry and empty boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
$44,191.16 per year; paid weekly at $849.83; plus benefits.
If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

Send your resume and cover letter by Thursday, November 10, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
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. 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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Call for Submissions: Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award

The Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors the biennial Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award. The award, named in honor of a library historian widely known as a supportive advisor and mentor as well as a rigorous scholar and thinker, recognizes outstanding dissertations in English in the general area of library history. The author of the selected dissertation will receive a certificate and five hundred dollars.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award is offered in odd-numbered years. Dissertations completed and accepted during the preceding two academic years are eligible. Dissertations from 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 will be considered for the 2017 award.

Dissertations must be original research on a significant topic relating to the history of libraries during any period, in any region of the world. Entries are judged on clear definition of research questions and/or hypotheses, use of appropriate primary resources, depth of research, superior quality of writing, and significance of conclusions. The LHRT is particularly interested in dissertations that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural, and political context and that make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and/or information studies.

Submissions and Selection
The winning dissertation will be selected by the Phyllis Dain Dissertation Award Committee appointed by the LHRT vice chair/chair elect. The winner will be announced in a press release on or about June 1st of the award year. A certificate honoring the author will be presented at the LHRT Awards Ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference.

Four paper copies of the dissertation and a letter of support from a faculty member at the degree-granting institution are required. Fax and e-mail submissions are not acceptable. Submissions must be received by January 20, 2017.  Please include contact information. Receipt will be confirmed within four business days.

Submit manuscripts to

LHRT: Dain Award Committee
Office for Research and Statistics
American Library Association
50 East Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Further Information
The above information, as well as a list of previous winners, is available at http://www.ala.org/lhrt/awards/phyllis-dain-library-history-dissertation-award


The 2017 Phyllis Dain Library History Dissertation Award Committee

Sharon McQueen, Chair
www.sharonmcqueen.com

Megan Browndorf
Georgetown University
        
J. Michael Hunter
Brigham Young University

Barry W. Seaver
Durham Technical Community College

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Archivist, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN

Department Archives Project
Full-time
Hours 80 hrs/pp; 8a-4:30p
1016079
 

The archivist will conduct comprehensive research and prepare publications, reports, or other documentation of sites, topics or events which are relevant to the St. Cloud Hospital's history; promote public awareness of St. Cloud Hospital history by making public presentations, historical seminars and related events. The archivist maintains the archival program of the St. Cloud Hospital and Nursing School; appraises, acquires, arranges, describes, manages, preserves, and manages access to non-library materials; writes grant proposals; ensures disaster preparedness of archives and works with Information Systems to maintain the historical portion of the St. Cloud Hospital's web site. Supports and demonstrates family centered care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with coworkers.  Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate.

 
EDUCATION
Masters degree in History, Monastic Studies, Library Science or MDIV required. 
 
EXPERIENCE
At least three years of experience as a curator, archivist, historian or similar position.  Continuing education to update professional skills and knowledge by participation in training programs, seminars, and workshops. 
EEO/AA
 

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18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016)

Call for Participation

http://icadl2016.org/

Dates: December 7 to 9, 2016
Location: University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Co-located Event: Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (AP-IS) Dec. 5 to 6, 2016

Online Registration: http://icadl2016.org/#registration
** Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016 **

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Aims and scope
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Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become a premiere international conference for digital library research. ICADL 2016 in Tsukuba, the Japanese science city near Tokyo, offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and
innovative developments. ICADL 2016 will be held as a part of an international forum with the Asia-Pacific Forum of Information Schools (AP-IS) to promote exchange and collaboration among information schools in Asia-Pacific. AP-IS will include a doctoral consortium, workshops, panel discussions and meetings for students and faculties from Information Schools in the Asia-Pacific
region.

The main theme of ICADL 2016 is "Knowledge, Information and Data in Open Access Society." We solicit not only high-quality, original research papers, but also practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions.

Keynote Talks
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- Donald L. Larsen, "Seismic Shifts in Professional Librarianship (tentative)", Dean and Professor / School of Information Sciences / University of Pittsburgh / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Ee-peng Lim, "Personalized Participatory Nation Through Data Analytics", Professor at the School of Information Systems of Singapore Management University (SMU) / co-Director of the Living Analytics Research Center (LARC) jointly established by SMU and Carnegie Mellon University
- Katsumi Tanaka, Professor, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University

Accepted Papers
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A list of accepted papers can be found here:
  http://icadl2016.org/acceptedpapers.html

Workshops (December 9, 2016)
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- WS1: NKOS:Metadata Modeling and Knowledge Representation for Research Data
- WS2: Rich Semantics and Direct Representation for Digital Collections
- WS3: Data curator role and responsibilities in Open Access

Conference Timetable (Tentative)
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http://icadl2016.org/timetable.html

Venue
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University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

About Tsukuba City
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Tsukuba City is located approx. 50 km from Tokyo, only 45 min. by Tsukuba Express line (express railway) and 60 min. by car, which is an excellent accessibility from the central area of Tokyo. The topography is rather flat covered with rich nature, such as Mt. Tsukuba at the north which is familiar to many people, and Lake Kasumigaura at the east which is the second largest lake in Japan. The climate is relatively warm throughout the year, which makes a very comfortable environment.

Online Registration: http://icadl2016.org/#registration
** Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016 **

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Motion Picture Preservation Technicians (2 positions), National Archives (NARA) Motion Picture Preservation Lab, College Park, MD

The application period runs from 10/24/16 - 11/4/16.

In this position the employees will perform duties associated with inspection and repair of motion picture records, digitizing original archival motion picture holdings, managing digital surrogates and derivatives, creating technical and administrative metadata, producing physical media copies and preserving motion pictures.

Typical work assignments include: 

  • Inspecting incoming and permanent motion picture holdings related to long-term motion picture preservation and digitization projects.
  • Working with a wide range of motion picture records, such as nitrate, acetate, polyester, black-and-white, color and originals and duplicates.
  • Creating administrative and technical metadata to document the digitization process.
  • Operating various equipment for the purpose of repair and/or motion picture conservation, such as synchronizers, splicers, scanners, audio/video digitization systems, color/correction editing software or outboard processors.
  • Using customer service skills to interact with a wide range of NARA personnel (e.g., archivists, managers and specialists).

Interested applicants should apply through USAJobs - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/454181200/

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA

Overview

The Children's Librarian operates under the supervision of the Head of Children's Services to provide excellent library service to children and the adults who work with them.

Essential Duties

  • Foster a welcoming, supportive environment for the children and adults using the library.
  • Develop the circulating children's collection in specific areas through the use of appropriate selection tools, focusing on a balanced, useful, and inviting collection.
  • Plan and lead engaging programs for children from birth to 5th grade and their caregivers.
  • Offer thoughtful, individualized reader's advisory and reference services for both leisure and academic reading.
  • Connect with community members to extend library services beyond the building.
  • Continue professional development through workshops, online resources, and reading.
  • Continually consider opportunities for growth in in the Children's Room.
  • Work with the Head of Children's Services to care for the library's resident turtle.

Qualifications

  • MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution.  
  • Will consider MLIS candidates with significant progress toward completion of the degree.
  • An understanding of child development, and an appreciation for children.
  • Familiarity with children's programming.
  • Proficiency and comfort with computers, tablets, and mobile devices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, additional world language abilities are desirable.

Salary

$25.57 to $33.09 per hour, depending on experience, with full town benefits.

Schedule

Twenty hours per week with one evening, Saturdays in rotation, and occasional Sunday afternoons from September to May.

Please send a letter of application and resume to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director, Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 (nogara@minlib.net). A Town of Bedford application (available online at www.bedfordma.gov) is required.

Applications received by November 19, 2016 will be given first consideration.  

The Town of Bedford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Library Director, Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas, the City of Cowboys and Culture, is home to more than 812,000 residents and the county seat of Tarrant County. It is the 16th largest city in the US and the fifth largest city in Texas. Recognized as one of the fastest growing areas of the country in 2011, Fort Worth was voted one of America's Most Livable Communities in 2010 and was named by the National Civic League as an All-American City for the third time in 2011. In 2015, Fort Worth was ranked the 12th most diverse city in the nation by WalletHub.

The Fort Worth Library System has 16 locations, 212 FTEs, and an annual budget of $20.4 million. The Library is a city department under the administration of the City Manager, through an Assistant City Manager. It also operates under the guidance of a council-appointed Library Advisory Board and is supported by the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc. as well as The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation. The Library Director directly supervises two Assistant Directors.

This position requires a master's degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of progressively responsible management and administrative experience, including four (4) years serving at an executive management level. Public library experience is highly desired. A master's degree from an ALA-accredited college or university with major coursework in Library Science and Information is preferred.

View complete position profile and apply online at: http://bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches

For more information, contact:
Katie Corder, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
Katie@GovernmentResource.com

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Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities
The Harvard Graduate School of Education is the premier institution world-wide for preparing leaders in the field of education. HGSE offers 13 master's programs and three doctoral programs, leading to careers in teaching and research, school leadership, counseling, language and literacy, education policy, higher education, and many other fields. In addition, each year more than 8,000 educational leaders from around the world participate in our professional education programs, both on campus and online.

Gutman Library's unparalleled collections and services represent and support the evolving multidisciplinary teaching and research of the HGSE community, playing a critical role in advancing HGSE's teaching and learning mission by empowering students with the necessary skills to navigate all aspects of research, writing and scholarly communication. The Gutman librarians are academic professionals and an integral part of HGSE's mission, working collaboratively with constituents across the school.

As an integrated component of the Harvard Library, the largest university library in the world, the Gutman librarians routinely work with colleagues across the university on a wide-array of initiatives. Given HGSE's own priority to advance teaching and learning, the Director of Gutman Library will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education for the Harvard Library on a routine basis.

HGSE seeks an innovative, collaborative, and visionary leader who will inspire a highly dedicated and professional team to establish the model for a dynamic education research library. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of building strategic programs and leveraging partnerships across organizational boundaries.

Reporting jointly to the Executive Dean and the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, the Librarian and Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library is an important member of the leadership team of the School and is also a member of the Library Leadership Team led by the Vice President for the Harvard Library. In addition, the Librarian and Director of Gutman Library will hold a courtesy faculty appointment (without teaching obligations).

Gutman Library includes a vibrant community and student center with spaces for informal interaction, collaborative learning, and access to a significant specialized collection. The Librarian and Director leads the Gutman Library creatively, progressively, and inclusively in support of teaching and research of the School and the needs of the wider Harvard scholarly community and beyond. The candidate ensures excellence in the development and assessment of services, strategies and systems that advance research, teaching and learning and:

  • Provides direction and leadership in developing innovative and strategic library and special collections initiatives.
  • Has broad knowledge of the information resources, content and material that support the fields of education and human development.
  • Collaborates with the faculty and the deans to ensure the Library's services and collections are deeply embedded with the School's academic mission and priorities and remain highly valued by faculty and students.
  • Working closely with the School's Teaching and Learning Lab and the IT department, leads the development of innovative knowledge, information and technological services, based on a deep understanding of trends in the field of education, online learning, learning design, and assessment.
  • Manages the Gutman Library operating budget (approximately $2.7M), as well as the relationship and service agreements with the Harvard Library.
  • As a member of the HGSE faculty and its senior leadership, serves on a variety of committees and task forces both within HGSE and at Harvard.
  • Participates actively in national and regional professional organizations.

Basic Qualifications
Advanced degree in education or related fields and a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in an academic and/or research library required.

To Apply
Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application and resume. Finalists may be invited to make a presentation to the library community.

Please note: The Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide visa sponsorship.

Additional Qualifications
Master of Library Science and/or doctorate in information/library science preferred; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to build collegial relationships and partnerships across in a complex organization; demonstrated ability to lead high-performing teams of library professionals; demonstrated strategic thinking about the future of research libraries and emerging roles for libraries in university teaching and learning; solid knowledge and understanding of leading-edge technological applications in libraries; experience developing and managing library budgets.

Pre-Employment Screening
Education
Identity

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

Apply Online http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a part-time Reference Librarian (8 to 10 hours per week). Performs a variety of duties to provide assistance to patrons in the use of all library resources, including online catalog, databases, Internet, OverDrive, etc. Helps patrons download materials to various mobile devices, troubleshoots computer and printer issues. Must possess strong commitment to high-quality public service and enjoy patron instruction, reader's advisory and other patron interactions. Ability to assist technology librarian with technology instruction, computer maintenance, 3D printing, and/or special projects preferred.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience required. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology. A copy of the full job description can be found below.

The starting hourly rate is $27.01.This position is not eligible for benefits other than those required by law. Hours are 1 PM to 5 PM Sundays from October to May, plus occasional Saturdays year- round, 9 AM to 1 PM or 1 PM to 5 PM. Flexibility to work on special projects occasionally on weekdays preferred.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, Belmont town application, and list of professional references to the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741 by Friday, November 11, 2016.

The Town of Belmont is Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Both full-time and part-time positions require a CORI criminal background screening. The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department. Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to:

Human Resources Department
Town of Belmont
455 Concord Avenue
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478
(617) 993-2740
humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide professional reference librarian and information services to library patrons. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Public Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Receives and evaluates requests for information. Searches databases to find information; advises readers regarding appropriate materials; interprets and applies library policies and procedures; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology including online catalog, databases, Internet, CD-ROM and others; assists patrons in selecting and locating materials, bibliographic searches and related matters; processes interlibrary loans and network requests.
  • Maintains current knowledge of reference materials, research methods, online databases and Internet use. Maintains knowledge of technology developments and general library automation and electronic services provided through library networks.
  • Assists in library collection development. Analyzes materials to weed selections from collection.
  • May plan or assist in developing library programs and events. May prepare and give book talks and other events for patrons.
  • May perform a variety of promotional activities; prepares promotional materials, announcements, brochures, press releases and related materials
  • Reserves library meeting rooms for group use; coordinates programs/events with community groups. Compiles monthly reference, meeting room and program statistics.
  • May represent the library to various organizations and groups. Attends and participates in network committees, library meetings and other meetings.
  • Trains and supervises monitors.
  • Troubleshoots minor computer and printer problems.
  • Participates in on-going training for library technology and trends.
  • Administers museum passes program.
  • Makes administrative and operational decisions in the absence of the Library Director and department heads.
  • May perform electronic book ordering using network's acquisitions system.
  • Monitors patron behavior.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience and knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization:

Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

Human Interaction:

Requires the ability to persuade, convince, influence, train and monitor others, in favor of a desired outcome and to provide customer service. Requires the ability to act as a lead person. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with patrons, library personnel, vendor representatives, teachers, volunteers, community groups and other reference librarians.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization:

Requires the ability to operate a variety of library and office equipment such as computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, label maker, microfilm reader/printer, computer printer and photocopier.

Verbal Aptitude:

Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as book reviews, bibliographies, meeting minutes/agendas, requests for materials, professional journals, databases, reference books, indexes, equipment operating manuals, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Mathematical Aptitude:

Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages, and decimals; and may require the ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning:

Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective.

Situational Reasoning:

Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability:

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects weighing five to ten pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Sensory Requirements:

Requires the ability to recognize and identify individual characteristics of shapes and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

Environmental Factors:

Tasks are regularly performed in safe and comfortable surroundings without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

The Town of Belmont, Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Access Services Student Coordinator, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has an opening in the Access Services Department of Gordon Library for an Access Services Student Coordinator.

The person in this position will be responsible for supervision of the Access Services student staff and oversee the daily operations of the Information Desk for all operational hours. The Access Services Student Coordinator works closely with the Access Services Manager in evaluating and developing policies, procedures and workflow to ensure high quality service.

For more information or to apply, please use the following link: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/3949

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Special Collections Librarian: Reference and Outreach Coordinator, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY

The New York State Historical Association, Fenimore Art Museum, and The Farmers' Museum seek an innovative, outgoing and highly motivated Special Collections Librarian to join the Research Library team. Acting as a concierge of sorts, the Librarian will coordinate all aspects of reference and outreach and connect users with the institutions' resources in their many formats. The successful candidate will be able to balance internal operations with public service duties while working with diverse collections and audiences. This is a full time, permanent position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Take a leadership role in developing internal and external library audiences
  • Oversee occasional staff, including interns and student workers
  • Acts as liaison to SUNY Oneonta's Cooperstown Graduate Program staff and students, and Museum departments as assigned
  • Coordinate all aspects of user experience including:
    • onsite research visits
    • remote reference questions and in-depth research requests
    • coordinate social media activities with institutions' marketing department
    • develop programs and instructional materials to enhance discovery of Library resources
  • Is an active member of the library team in:
    • Collection development and ILL
    • Cataloging and archival processing
    • Strategic planning
    • Policy and procedure evaluation
    • Grant opportunity identification, application, and project management

Required Qualifications include:

  • Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated experience in public service and library programming
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination
  • Demonstrated experience working with library special collections and/or museum collections
  • Understanding of and experience in conducting archival research, and familiarity with a wide variety of primary resources (broadsides, maps, archives, oral histories, prints, photographs, museum objects, etc.)

Desired qualifications:

  • Passion for American history, Academic and Folk Art, material culture
  • Experience with MARC format and current metadata standards
  • Familiarity with EOS.Web or similar ILS software and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with museum collection databases

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Jess Zinger, HR Coordinator at j.zinger@nysha.org.

Alternatively, applications may be mailed to Human Resources, PO Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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

HOURS WORKED: 40 hrs/wk - Includes evenings and weekends
AFFILIATION: AFT LOCAL #4831
STARTING SALARY: Starting salary not to exceed $40,000 Grade 5

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position works with the Emerging Technologies librarian to evaluate and implement new AV and media technologies. Provides customer service at the Chandler Wing service desk and assists customers with meeting room use including the use of the technology in the rooms. This position has primary responsibility for creating all of the library's printed promotional materials including signs, flyers and brochures, and will also contribute to the creation of ads, etc. for the library's website.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree from a four year accredited institution and one year of library experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Some education or experience in graphics art preferred. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and adopt new technologies. Proficiency in the use of office productivity and publishing/design software is required. Experience with the use of an ILS for circulation, acquisitions, information retrieval is required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, resume, application, and three professional references at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Recruiting practices shall be consistent with State and Federal Law 8-08- 16

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

HOURS OF WORK: 20 HRS/WK INCLUDES EVENINGS &amp; WEEKENDS
DEPARTMENT: REFERENCE
AFFILIATION: UNION AFT LOCAL #4831
STARTING SALARY: $18.45 - $21.00 per hour, depending on education &amp; experience

PRIMARY DUTIES

Part-time 20 hour position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library includes 3-4 evenings and weekend hours. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned.

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks, and working in a busy reference department in a public library a plus.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS 09-15-16

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Substitute Children's, Teen, and Adult Reference Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking substitute Children's, Teen and Adult Reference librarians.

Duties include providing reader's advisory and reference services, troubleshooting technology problems, library projects as directed by supervisor, and understanding and enforcing library policies.

This is a temporary on call position. Substitute Librarians are called to work shifts as needed to cover sick leave, vacations, maternity leave, and weekend shifts. The most frequently needed shifts are on weekends. In most cases notice is provided well in advance. Occasionally we will ask for help on special projects.

The ideal candidate is halfway through the MLS program and has taken a reference course. If interested in the Children's or Teen positions you should have experience working with young populations and be familiar with Children's and Teen literature. 

This is a great opportunity for students who can't commit to a full time job but want to get experience in a public library. 

Salary: $21.72/hour

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov

Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main St. Watertown, MA 02472
617-972-6438

www.watertownlib.org

 

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Access Services Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, service-oriented person to join our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, assists in all circulation, reserves, and service desk operations and physical space management. The Assistant delivers information service across physical and virtual service points and is responsible for interpreting policies and procedures to users and providing information about access to collections and space. S/he is responsible for opening/closing the library and reports facilities and safety incidents/issues. S/he also participates in other activities such as book searching, shelving, collecting statistics, handling financial transactions, operating special equipment, sorting & delivering library materials and identifying opportunities for service improvements. The Assistant performs some processing of materials as they are delivered to the collection and works with staff to resolve problems, correct errors and maintain the physical condition of the collections. The Assistant helps train staff in policies, procedures and technology, and contributes to the development of documentation and training materials. The Assistant may participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as ability to generate reports and work with data. Keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and assisting others in their use. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven commitment to delivering high quality customer service. Ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise sound decision- making in carrying out solutions, work under pressure and to tolerate ambiguity. Initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library or working with Aleph, ILLiad and/or RAPID ILL; compiling and managing data; using social media tools such as WordPress for communication.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Wednesday-Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-7pm, includes opening and closing shifts; hours are subject to change depending on library hours for semester and on service needs of department.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $17.00/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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 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 qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Call for Papers: CALA Occasional Paper Series (OPS), 2017 Spring Issue

Occasional Paper Series (OPS) is one of the official publications (ISSN 1941-2037) of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA). It is an open access publication which provides an opportunity for authors to publish article(s) on a peer-reviewed, official, and professional platform. It is a professional opportunity for you to publish your essays and will benefit many fields in library and information science.
 
We now welcome submissions to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS. Manuscripts can address any aspects of librarianship. It can be a paper delivered at a conference related to library and information science; a bibliography, index, guide, handbook, research manual, or directory; a report of a survey or study of interest to librarians of all types of libraries; a compilation of existing documents such as library policies or procedures; or a full­-length research paper.

Manuscripts are usually between 3000-5000 words in length. Longer and shorter articles can also be accepted if considered to be relevant and of high quality. All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font throughout. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. For detailed submission guidelines, please check the CALA website: http://cala-web.org/publications/ops-editorial-guidelines.

The deadline for submission to the 2017 Spring issue of CALA OPS is Friday, March 31, 2017. Late submissions will be considered for the following issues. Please submit your manuscript via the interface: http://www.cala-web.org/forms/ops-submission. Manuscripts submitted to CALA OPS should not have been published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
 
Previously published articles are available at http://cala-web.org/publications/ops.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CALA OPS editorial board:

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Librarian/Media Specialist (Part-Time), Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

Job Description:
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the School Library Program and student achievement
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations
  • As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
    • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
    • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
    • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
    • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other school librarians
  • As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
    • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
    • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
    • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use.
  • As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in:
    • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
    • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
    • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
    • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
    • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
    • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
    • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives
    • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
    • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
    • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
    • Ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Library Sciences supported by coursework in special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or any combination of Education and experience that is substantially equivalent to meet the need of the school population.

    Certification: Rhode Island Department of Education Certification: Library/ Media
    Experience: Documented experience in a public school setting serving a diverse student population
    Other: Proficiency in English and American Sign Language preferred.
    At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
    Master degree preferred
    Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
    BCI Required
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Helen Edwards, Staff Assistant - HR and Operations
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-243-1015
Email: click here

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2650047

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Temporary Graduate Archives Assistant, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Job Description:
The Bentley University Archives is seeking a temporary, part-time assistant to work with the Project Archivist on a variety of processing tasks. Many activities will revolve around Bentley's upcoming 100th anniversary, which has brought a number of diverse projects to the Archives. Primarily, the Assistant will be responsible for physical processing of collections and the creation of collection-level records to facilitate access. Other activities will include assisting with exhibit prep, completing reference requests, re-housing materials, and creating database records for various archival holdings. Since this is a small department, the Assistant will gain plenty of hands-on experience and will be involved in high-level decision making. The assistant should be highly organized, self-motivated, and have an affinity for multi-tasking. This position is ideal for a current student who has already completed significant coursework, or a recent graduate seeking a transitional position. 

HOURS: Flexible schedule, 20 hours per week, to be completed between 8:00am-5:00pm M-F.

COMPENSATION: $15/hr, no other benefits

DATES: Start date flexible, term will be approximately 6 months

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Process physical collections using MPLP standards, and create collection-level records
  • Create metadata records for memorabilia and audio-visual materials
  • Prepare photographs and metadata for online presentation
  • Assist with research, development, and implementation of gallery exhibit
  • Manage off-site storage requests and re-housing of collections
  • Complete reference/research requests on an as-needed basis

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Pursuing or recently completed MLS degree with Archives Management concentration
  • Prior processing experience using MPLP, preferably on large collections
  • Working knowledge of archival theory, arrangement and description, and metadata standards 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data entry/records creation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
If interested, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to Jaimie Fritz, Project Archivist at jfritz@bentley.edu with the subject line "Graduate Assistant". All documents should be sent as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments. No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will begin immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. 

Bentley University is located in Waltham, MA. Free parking is available, and a private shuttle service operates free of charge between the Waltham campus and Harvard Square. Public transportation options also available. To learn more about the Bentley University Library, visit www.library.bentley.edu.

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Library Director, Falmouth Public Library, Falmouth, MA

The Town of Falmouth has an immediate opening for a Library Director. The successful candidate will direct use of library resources including purchasing, budgeting, planning, staffing, and evaluation of programs and services; individual will be responsible for management of 3 library facilities and equipment, and will develop, recommend and implement policies; oversee staff of 45; will be responsible for public relations activities, materials selection, and collection development, and pursue outside funding opportunities.
Master's Degree in Library Science, 5+ years progressively responsible experience in public library administration; Certification by MA Board of Library Commissioners; knowledge of automated library systems, personnel management, collection development, and strategic planning and facilities management; abililty to direct staff, develop internal and external partnerships, manage facilities, assess and implement community-wide needs.
The salary range for this position is $79,976 - $104,353.
Applications and a full job description can be found at www.falmouthmass.us. Email resume and/or application to: faljobs@falmouthmass.us or mail to Personnel Office, Town of Falmouth, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth MA 02540. Resumes received by 11/11/16 will receive preference. The Town of Falmouth is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. 

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Data Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Information School (iSchool) at the University of Washington is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with strong experience and expertise broadly in Data Science with a primary emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

  • Probability and statistics
  • Machine learning

Expertise in data management, visualization, data ethics, and other topics associated with data science are also valuable, and will be taken into consideration in reviewing applicants. However, these areas should be supporting of a primary focus in statistics or machine learning.

The individual selected for this position will focus on teaching and is not required to engage in research (although research is not discouraged). Candidates should have a strong passion for teaching and student engagement, with prior instructional experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. Candidates will be expected to design and teach new course offerings that will be delivered at the undergraduate and graduates level. Finally, candidates should be interested in developing innovative approaches to data science curriculum. Candidates will typically have an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) from fields such as Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, Complex Systems, Information Science, Applied Mathematics, or related STEM fields. The disciplinary academic background is less important than a deep knowledge of data science and having a strong desire and ability to teach. PhDs with teaching experience are preferred but we encourage candidates with industry experience to apply.

Lecturers are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool with full voting privileges and are highly valued, with mentorship opportunities provided. This is a full-time appointment in which candidates typically teach for 9 months per year (excluding summer) although opportunities for summer teaching may be available. This is a non-tenure track appointment anticipated at the rank of Lecturer Full-time (job class code 0179) or Senior Lecturer Full-time (job class 0117). Applicants must have a master's (or equivalent) by date of appointment. Prior teaching experience and a Ph.D. are preferred. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school, in which faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service. The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.

The UW Information School highly values candidates with a broad interest in technology and the human condition. Candidates who have demonstrated an interest in how information can contribute to making a positive social impact are especially desirable. We are dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity, equity, and access in higher education through their teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.

Preference will be given to applications submitted by November 15th, 2016 and review will continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV or resume, a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages) related to data science curriculum and pedagogy, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and the names and contact information for three references.

Diversity Statement

The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool's diversity webpages: http://ischool.uw.edu/diversity/statement

Application materials should be sent via email, with "Data Science" in the subject line, to:

Jessica Hullman, Jevin West and Bill Howe (iApply@uw.edu)
Co-Chairs, Data Science Search Committee
UW, Information School
Box 354985
Seattle, WA 98195-4985
206-616-2039

http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa20944/

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Library Assistant, Gann Academy, Waltham, MA

(Part-Time 15 Hours)

The Library Assistant will create a welcoming environment for teens and offer personalized services that anticipate and respond to the needs of the Gann community. The library is a place where students are provided resources and tools to engage in purposeful, self-actualized learning. Students can be found continuing an engaging conversation, drawing a complex concept on the whiteboard walls, finishing an essay, or eating lunch with their friends. The library serves students academically and socially as a vibrant, student-centered space.

http://www.gannacademy.org/Page/About/People/Careers

Please visit our website for more information  and send a resume and cover letter to hr@gannacademy.org

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Call for Proposals: Information Ethics Roundtable 2017

Information Ethics Roundtable 2017

April 21-22

 

Proposals Due: January 2, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: January 30, 2017

 

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In our knowledge society, our networked selves continually create and are created through data. In light of the ubiquity of data in the contemporary world, the ethical creation, dissemination, use, and storage of data continues to be an area of concern.  The focus of the 2017 roundtable will be on all aspects of data (writ large) and ethics.

 

The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference which brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology and law to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship.

 

Suggested areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • The primacy of data over the individual
  • Reinforcement of personal preferences through surveillance of personal data
  • Responsibilities and ethical obligations for data curation and sharing
  • Privacy and surveillance (including the NSA disclosures)
  • "Big Data" research and the ethical treatment of human subjects
  • Moral implications of the Quantified Self
  • Ethics in data science instruction/pedagogy
  • Social justice and data collection

We invite both individual and group proposals:

(1) For individual paper proposals, please submit a 500-word abstract of your paper. 

(2) For panel, fishbowl, or group proposals, please identify participants with a 100-250 word biography and submit a 1500 word abstract of your topic and treatment. 

 

Proposals should be sent to ier2017-ischool@illinois.edu.

Deadline for Proposals:  January 2nd, 2017 

Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 30, 2017

Conference Dates: April 21-22, 2016

Conference Organizing Committee:

Emily J.M. Knox, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

Emily Lawrence, Doctoral Student, University of Illinois

Shannon M. Oltmann, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Allen Renear, Dean and Professor, University of Illinois

 

Sponsors:

 

School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Informatics Institute

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Archivist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Responsibilities:

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) seeks applicants for an eighteen month full-time, Lead Archivist position, starting November 1, 2016.
For the past seven years, CRRJ, a project of Northeastern University School of Law, has been compiling material on the murders of African Americans in the Jim Crow South during the period of the 1930's through 1970. Students from our Law School clinic have created a file and essay on each case, with supporting legal documents, government reports, oral interviews, photos, videos, memorabilia and their own field investigative notes in order to document and preserve for history the narrative story of each murder and its legal sequelae.

We are seeking a an archivist to create an archive: to organize our materials and develop clear classification systems, in accordance with current protocols of historical archiving, to facilitate straightforward and appropriate access to our material for scholars, policy makers, organizers and lay people with an interest in the mid-century civil right era.

The CRRJ Archivist would be responsible for all curatorial functions relating to the CRRJ Archives as well as the preservation of digital materials, both digitized and born-digital, and the interface with our Website and our other Web-based activities.

Qualifications:

  • B.S., MLS or MLIS with archival focus, or other degree in related field with archival certification;
  • Archival experience in an academic library;
  • Experience in the construction of an archive is highly preferred;
  • Experience in digital preservation, including digital forensics and/or experience in records management;
  • Exceptionally strong skills in organization written and oral communication;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management, using digital and non-digital tools; 
  • Demonstrated interest or knowledge of this period of history preferred.


Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

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Part-Time Literacy Director, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Salary: $20.00 (min) to $30 (max) per hour, up to 19 hrs per week - Grant Funded, position terminates upon grant closure or when funds are expended.

SUMMARY Trains new volunteer tutors for the Pollard Memorial Library's Adult Literacy Program/ Conducts interviews and assessments for incoming students. Attends Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts (LVM) Coordinators meetings. Maintains LVM/DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) mandated certifications. Assists Coordinator of Community Planning with programs management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conducts 18 hour training for new ABE and ESOL volunteer tutors.
  • Assesses ABE and ESOL students prior to matching them with volunteer tutors.
  • Maintains program data in paper and electronic format. Coordinates monthly data in paper and
  • electronic format.
  • Coordinates monthly data collection and submits it to LVM.
  • Attends LVM meetings and trainings in order to maintain certification and be informed about
  • requirements and changes.
  • Completes special projects as designated by LVM and/or the Library Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Will supervise volunteer tutors and literacy students. Supervises Literacy-related tasks being performed by Library staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four year college or university. Certified by LVM to train new Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) volunteer tutors.
  • Certified to administer ABE and ESOL student assessments currently used by LVM/DESE.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient use of computer programs for word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and email. Good Internet skills are also required.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to work with a diverse urban population required. Experience in adult literacy programs strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend hours.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles.es; outside weather conditions; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer. Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM:

Deadline ~Open Until Filled.

Applicants may also send application/resume with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

EOE/AA/504 Employer

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Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

RANK: Chair and Associate University Librarian or Chair and University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections
SALARY: $67,700 - minimum salary at the Chair and Associate University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $75,000 - minimum salary at the Chair and University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend. Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials
REQUISITION #: 498355
DEADLINE DATE: October 3, 2016 - applications will be reviewed as received

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCES section below for further details. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

JOB SUMMARY

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections, both tangible and electronic, batch and individually described. The department actively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries and leads the libraries in exploration of linked open data applications such as BIBFRAME.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a tenure track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for optimizing description and access to all library resources for all users. This includes bringing emerging metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff by encouraging a commitment to continual improvement. The Chair collaborates with departmental staff to achieve the department's goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all formats in accordance with library-wide priorities, and support the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require wide consultation and delegation throughout the department and the Libraries. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users' experience.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and forward-thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship and the role of cataloging and metadata in enhancing discovery for library users. The Cataloging and Discovery Services department is active in national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) -- BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. Strong participation in these programs is expected to transform and advance the functions and impact of cataloging and discovery.

The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities to support the UF community and foster excellence in our diverse and global society. The successful candidate will engage in professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads Cataloging and Discovery Services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely assesses needed resources.
  • Directs the work of the 5 client-based units comprising the department of 18 personnel, including evaluating the department's operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and mechanisms for continual feedback from all personnel who work with Cataloging and Discovery Services.
  • Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department's goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require wide consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging/metadata standards and services and promotes emerging digital information environments and metadata standards for effective access to electronic materials.
  • Leads the department in new system implementations and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting user needs.
  • Coordinates the Libraries service, representation, and leadership on initiatives in support of public universities and colleges in Florida, such as Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC).
  • Coordinates assignments and policy positions for representatives to the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing the Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
  • Ensures the department's effective support of the Libraries' digitization initiatives through staffing and workflows for creation and revision of metadata for a wide range of material such as manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material.
  • Ensures prioritization and timely completion of ongoing demands for batch processing such as e-book record loading as well as special projects involving reports, global changes, etc.
  • Researches and analyzes cataloging trends and integrates these into departmental goals.
  • Participates in the cooperative management of the Libraries through service on Joint Chairs (comprised of the Libraries' deans, administration, and department chairs) and other library consultative bodies. Participates in University of Florida committees as appropriate.
  • Maintains active involvement and leadership in appropriate professional and subject-related organizations.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria in order to advance the goals of the institution and advance the profession.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant information field.
  • Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; and appointment at the University Librarian rank requires 12 or more years of relevant experience, including at least 4 at an advanced level.
  • Experience supervising library faculty and/or staff, leading change, and promoting collaboration in an academic or research setting.
  • Expertise in current metadata content standards and demonstrated knowledge of emerging standards and opportunities pertinent to discovery, description and access.
  • Experience utilizing online tools in cataloging or metadata work, such as RDA Toolkit and Cataloger's Desktop.
  • Evidence of fostering faculty and/or staff professional development.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g., BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Experience cataloging in one or more foreign languages.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) standards.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives, including the application of metadata to support digitization and digital scholarship.
  • Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research.
  • Experience with specialized ontologies/thesauri in the STEM disciplines and/or health sciences.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement summarizing your perspective on the opportunities and challenges of leading a cataloging/metadata department in today's changing cataloging environment (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by October 3, 2016 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/498355/chair-cataloging-and-discovery-services. 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, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of Florida's Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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Library Administrative Assistant, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

34.5 Hours per Week / $20.07 per hour

Job Availability: Immediately

Duties:

Paraprofessional work covers a variety of administrative tasks which include: monitor library accounts, perform payroll and bill payment functions, and coordinate daily schedule in conjunction with the Library Director. Work requires direct public interaction and interface with vendor, Town administrative, and Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) personnel. Provides general oversight to staff and volunteers. Requires use of computer for email, Internet, word processing, accounting spreadsheets, and graphics. General knowledge of information, library service, and databases. Scheduled hours may include evenings and weekends. Although assistant may not perform all of the following tasks on a daily basis, s/he must know how to perform all tasks.

Administration

  • in the extended absence of Library Director, oversee day-to-day operations in consultation with Board of Library Trustees Chair

Accounting

  • handle all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions
  • verify invoices, prepare and submit weekly bills
  • interface with vendors to resolve billing, shipping, and other customer service issues
  • reconcile monthly financial statements with library records and accounting office records
  • track all budget expenditures on weekly basis and generate monthly tracking spreadsheets
  • interact with Town Accountant's office to resolve questions and obtain timely management reports
  • monitor labor and materials costs, and generate weekly and monthly tracking spreadsheets
  • deposit fine monies and donations appropriately
  • provide reports on account reconciliation, expenditures, deposits, labor, and benefit hour usage to Library Director and Trustees on monthly basis and other reports as requested

Personnel

  • maintain personnel records including accrual and use of vacation, personal, comp, and sick time
  • accurately record work time for all employees
  • prepare weekly payroll and enter information in Town's automated payroll system
  • schedule and maintain work schedules
  • arrange for adequate coverage for unexpected and preplanned staff absences
  • coordinate with Payroll administrator in Town Treasurer's office as needed

Programming

  • budget, plan, market, conduct and facilitate programs for adults.
  • place interlibrary loan requests for book groups that meet in the library

Public Relations

  • schedule use of public meeting rooms and coordinate room set up with custodian(s)
  • explain Library Meeting Room policies and suggest policy revisions as needed
  • prepare and disseminate press releases about library-sponsored events and other items of public interest with Library Director and Trustees
  • create/coordinate and post weekly signs about all events scheduled for the meeting rooms
  • oversee bulletin board displays at two entrances to the building
  • write and design signs, flyers, bookmarks, and hand-outs to inform patrons of new library policies, schedules, and services

Office Management

  • interface with other Town departments for routine problem solving
  • inventory and order office supplies, library supplies, and library materials--including, but not limited to, books, periodicals, audiovisual items for circulating and local history collections--using applicable computer and/or manual systems
  • complete annual participation form for Massachusetts Regional Library Systems (MARLS) Material and Supply Cooperative, and abide by terms of that contract
  • prepare correspondence and acknowledge library donations
  • prepare drafts of policies, correspondence, reports at request of Library Director and/or Trustees
  • maintain postage supply and prepare packages for mailing
  • organize and maintain file system
  • attend meetings and educational seminars
  • perform other related duties as required

Requirements:

Knowledge

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years' administrative experience, knowledge of accounting practices and library experience preferred
  • attend continuing education programs
  • excellent written communication skills, including spelling, proofreading, and English grammar
  • expertise using computer with thorough knowledge of Microsoft business software, including MS Word and Excel
  • broad knowledge of general office skills and equipment
  • basic accounting and mathematical computations with calculator and Excel spreadsheets
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • ability to work independently and as a team member
  • knowledge of book and non-book materials, bibliographical tools and resources, and general knowledge of library methods and routines
  • thorough knowledge of library practices, procedures, and techniques
  • working knowledge of laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services

Abilities

  • perform variety of administrative, organizational, accounting, and word processing tasks
  • strong service orientation, courtesy, tact, sense of discretion, and adult judgment
  • maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies, town departments, vendors, and all aspects of the general public
  • communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing
  • work closely with Library Director to set daily priorities and projects
  • accept responsibility to initiate and carry out independent assignments
  • strong multi-tasking ability
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • follow established routines and procedures
  • maintain confidentiality
  • stay abreast of new procedures and requirements affecting library services
  • supervise pages and volunteers

Skills

  • strong administrative, organizational, accounting, word processing, and computer skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • demonstrated aptitude for serving the public
  • proficiency using web-based library applications.
  • operation of computers, printers, copiers, and other office machines
  • accurate use of business English, grammar

Equal opportunity / affirmative action employer

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to:

Cindy Grove, Library Director
Rockport Public Library
17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Email: cgrove@rockportlibrary.org
Phone: 978-546-6934

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Pathways Student Trainee (Librarian), Volpe, Cambridge, MA

This is a Temporary Student Trainee position under the Pathways Internship Program. The employee will be responsible for carrying out a range of library technical services tasks for the Volpe Center Library and Information Center. The employee applies knowledge of cataloging and metadata to library databases. The employee works with Volpe Center Librarian to develop information products and services for the Volpe community. The position is located in Cambridge, MA.

The ideal candidate for this position is pursuing a graduate degree studying library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. Proof of enrollment for Fall 2016 is required in the form of current transcripts (official or unofficial) OR a letter from a school official (e.g. registrar, advisor, etc.).

As a Pathways Student Trainee (Librarian) you will:

The student performs duties typified by, but not limited to the following examples:

  • Catalog incoming books and reports through OCLC. Perform original cataloging on Volpe Center products through coordination with the National Transportation Library (NTL) staff.
  • Assist with the migration of Volpe automated systems, including the input of serials and circulation information.
  • Perform Interlibrary loan and ready reference when required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Receive assignments from the Volpe Center Librarian who define objectives, priorities, and deadlines and assists the employee with unusual situations that do not have clear precedents.
  • Plan and carry out the successive steps and handle problems and deviations in the work assignments in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices in the Library.

Apply online by October 31: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453890200

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Administrative Assistant to the University Librarian, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Colgate University, a highly-selective residential liberal arts university, is a very special place to work. Comprised of a diverse, global group of individuals from local and worldwide communities, the quality of our staff is critical to preserving our high standards of education. To ensure that quality, we nurture an inclusive, collaborative culture, where each employee is treated as an important contributor, offer generous benefit packages and encourage staff wellness, learning and advancement. We offer staff virtually free opportunities to audit Colgate classes, as well as earn credits, and even a Colgate undergraduate degree. Our diverse, friendly staff can be found kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on Lake Moraine, participating in outdoor recreation cooking or bouldering events, attending lectures and working out together at our state of the art gym facilities.

Working hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Job Description: Responsibilities include providing support and coordination for the daily and ongoing operations of the libraries administration office. Responsible for developing and carrying out work procedures and training others. Responsible for carrying out and distributing work to others, maintaining quality control and ensuring deadlines are met. 

Specific accountabilities include: greet visitors and ensure reception area creates a welcoming environment; ensure efficient execution of administrative procedures and processes central to the libraries; respond in a timely manner to requests for information and refer to other resources as appropriate; manage calendars, itineraries, contacts and correspondence of the libraries; coordinate with vendors and service providers; assist with onboarding new employees; and maintain adequate office supplies and other material required for the operation of the libraries, which may include researching services and pricing, processing quotes, creating PO's and requisitions and submitting for timely payment. 
  • Maintain library records, research information, analyze data, prepare reports, edit and format documents and presentations, and produce standard reports. 
  • Responsible for library communication to include: newsletters, posters, local signage, invitations, etc. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution of library events and functions, including travel arrangements. 
  • Monitor library budgets and report on status, variances, and potential issues. 
  • Monitor Case-Geyer building and responsible for building and/or room scheduling and service requests, as required, keeping ITS administrative assistant informed as appropriate.
  • Primary liaison to Custodial Services, B&G, Campus Safety, Accounting, and Purchasing. 
  • Maintains library statistics, working closely with the university librarian and library department heads, and supplies approved data to library and university surveys. 
  • Responsible for oversight of work and/or schedules of student or casual wage employees, as assigned, including processing web time entry. 
  • Responsible for library shelving and furnishings storage and salvage. 
  • May be responsible for the timely and efficient execution of other responsibilities, special projects, committees and other work unique to the library, as assigned
Qualifications
A minimum of an Associate's degree and three years of administrative experience is required, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are attained. Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities is crucial. Solid skills and experience in Microsoft Applications including Excel are critical as well as the ability to cull and consolidate data for reports. Excellent written communication and grammar skills and a high regard for detail are required. Capable of maintaining confidentiality when working with sensitive documents and information. Strong customer service experience is required and the ability to coordinate with multiple departments and diverse individuals across campus is critical. Prior experience with event planning including travel logistics, vendor management and event advertisements is required. Demonstrated experience in monitoring and preparing departmental budgets is required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring a physical space including working closely with facilities, campus safety and IT staff to ensure optimal building functioning. 
  • Demonstrated experience with centralized, online administrative systems such as Banner, Tableleau, etc. and Adobe, Photoshop or Acrobat are preferred. 
  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred.

Application Types Accepted: General Application

Special Instructions to Applicants: It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/gwb22cvyjk

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Sr. Assistant Data Librarian, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, Ithaca, NY

This position is the Roper Center Data Librarian and will play a critical role within the senior leadership team of the Roper Center. The incumbent will manage, develop and lead the collection of public opinion survey/research archives, including assuring that data accepted into the Roper Center Archive are maintained using the best practices in archival methods and data curation, and are offered in current formats so as to permit both long term preservation and dissemination. The Data Librarian develops and adopts archival standards for the Roper Center's collections; manages and coordinates various workflows within the archive collections in accordance with expanding data curation and online accessibility requirements; supports Roper Center's member clients in the use of data files for secondary analysis, and coordinates day-to-day operations that ensure the quality, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of the Roper archive holdings. This individual also plans, implements and directs data quality review and metadata production workflows, as well as researches, proposes and implements policies for long-term preservation and accessibility of Roper Center polling and survey data.

The Data Librarian also identifies and pursues opportunities to promote the quality of the Roper Center's Archive through meeting accreditation processes and maintaining these accreditations, such as Data Seal of Approval and AAPOR's Transparency Initiative. The incumbent will also work with data donors, providers and innovators/developers to develop collections with the potential to enhance the Roper Center's Archive and related services as a resource for the Center's existing and future members, and respond to user inquiries in regard to finding, accessing and using Roper Center data files for secondary analysis. The position is also responsible for maintaining knowledge of emerging trends within public opinion research data, including the interface between business and academic data and trends in tools and provision in other domains. The Data Librarian supervises archive staff including the Data Manager and student interns.

The Data Librarian maintains and expands outreach and professional engagement, including promoting the resources and services of the Archive through presentations, webinars, and publications; participating in writing proposals to funding agencies and execution of accepted proposals; and establishing and maintaining professional relationships with organizations and individuals engaged in similar or complementary goals, such as IASSIST and Data-PASS.

The successful applicant will be an adaptive problem-solver familiar with social science research methodologies and the use of quantitative data, particularly public opinion. A key facet to this position will be working closely and productively with other data and information services professionals at Cornell and beyond as well as with various IT staff members.

Required Qualifications:
  • MLS from an ALA accredited school or Master's Degree in a quantitatively-oriented social science field. Minimum of three to five years' experience in digital archiving or data management. Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
  • Knowledge of data preservation theory and practice, as well as strategies and technologies utilized by the archival community for managing data.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival data description, including DDI, and familiarity with other metadata standards such as METS and PREMIS.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of data in an archive.
  • Familiarity with social science data and analysis. Comfortable with SPSS, Stata, or similar statistics software.
Please attach cover letter and resume with application.
Contact Name: Brett Powell

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
Background check may be required.

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Assistant Librarian - Student Success, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

www.wcsu.edu

Tenure Track - Spring 2017

WCSU's Library Services is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track an Assistant Librarian - Student Success.

Position Summary: The Student Success Librarian support students' acquisition of critical lifelong learning skills and help implement and expand instruction and academic-engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower-division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. Will collaborate with the Coordinator of the First Year Experience program to develop and assist with outreach events that increase student engagement with the library and first year programs. Provide oversight and management of campus Tutoring Resource Center. Design, deliver, and assess library instruction for first year, general education, and other programs to support learning and engagement in the University. Collaborate with library faculty colleagues to develop educational services that integrate information literacy and research skills into undergraduate programs. Provide research assistance in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours. Investigate, recommend, develop and coordinate scalable library programs related to student engagement, academic engagement, and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on information literacy skill-building of early-stage undergraduates and transfer students. Shape new directions for initiatives that support student learning and provide library services where students expect to find them. Serve as liaison librarian for assigned departments by performing research consultations, instruction, collection development, creating LibGuides, and other general liaison tasks. Participate in library faculty governance.

Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; demonstrated supervisory experience; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands are required. Preference will be given to those with a knowledge of learning management systems and distance education, understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment to support instruction, as well as a possessing a strong commitment to service excellence and demonstrated passion for teaching and supporting undergraduate student learning. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.

Salary & Benefits: Minimum starting salary will be $59,668. In addition to a comprehensive benefit package, WCSU offers competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience. Additional information on our benefits can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. There are also grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu. All documents should be combined in a single PDF document. Reference search #600-338 in the email subject line. Applications must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016.

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Paid Summer Internships (Numerous Positions), U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 5 - August 11, 2017.  These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 20, 2017. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

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

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058.

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

Responsibilities:

  1. Create catalog records for print technical materials; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Review donations and current collection to determine whether materials should be kept based on established criteria.
  3. Create and modify authority records in the library's integrated library system (ILS).

Desired Qualifications:

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

 

DIGITAL REPOSITORY AND PUBLIC ACCESS INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Digitization Programs, and Collection Analysis

Responsibilities:

  1. Apply metadata and index digital transportation collections.  Assess records for duplication, adherence to NTL metadata policy, and metadata quality. Make recommendations for the improvement of NTL's policy pages on metadata services, digital repository, and public access processes. Contribute new term recommendations for the Transportation Research Thesaurus. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of ORCID into NTL systems and developing funding award controlled lists for public access compliance.
  2. Participate in workflow assessment (e.g., pilot testing machine-aided processes and new cloud-based workflows). Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Metadata Librarians on development of a Last Copy Digitization program for transportation, including developing policy, assessing stakeholder needs, and identifying best practices.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

Desired Qualifications:

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

 

RESEARCH DATA SERVICES INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Data Management and Curation

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the NTL Data Curator in the provision of data services to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the US Department of Transportation. Services include Data Public Access Guidance & Advocacy, Data Management Guidance & Training, Best Practices Implementation, Data Curation, and Data Access & Preservation. Assist with evaluating data management plans, reviewing dataset submissions to the National Transportation Data Archive, minting Digital Object Identifiers, developing policies, and conducting training. Last copy digitization program
  2. Apply metadata and create records for data sets submitted to the National Transportation Data Archive; participate in data curation assessment of content in the repository.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in data management/curation, metadata, and/or user experience; strong organizational and analytical skills.  Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core, PREMIS). Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

PROGRAM AND REPOSITORY ASSESSMENT INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Program Assessment and Repository Evaluation

Responsibilities:

  1. Assess collections using data visualization software (such as Tableau) and other tools (e.g., Altmetrics) for gaps in coverage, duplication, adherence to NTL Collection Development policy, and metadata quality. Support NTL program evaluation through the development of metrics dashboards using visualization software and other tools. Participate in development of metrics that represent NTL activities and services. Develop and integrate visualizations, dashboards, and metrics into the NTL website, which uses the Drupal content management system.
  2. Work with NTL Digital Librarian, NTL Metadata Librarians, and NTL Systems Team in the preparation and planning for trusted repository certification. Participate in federal agency working groups discussing best practices for trusted repository certification, and assist in creating documentation and other resources needed to undergo a repository audit.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in Human Computer Interaction, data visualization, and repository or program assessment.  Familiarity and/or experience with digital libraries, assessment and/or evaluation methodologies, and visualization techniques. Knowledge of public access and open access processes and compliance.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

CONSORTIUM SERVICES INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

National Transportation Knowledge Network Coordinating Committee support

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the NTL Director and staff in the support of the National Transportation Knowledge Network (NTKN). The NTKN Coordinating Committee is led by NTL and provides operational support for its members. Consortium support includes activities such as project management of collaborative national projects, development and maintenance of the NTKN website (based on LibGuides), and professional development in the areas of data and information management through webinars and other learning platforms.
  2. Assist NTL Director and NTKN Coordinating Committee in developing and executing a communications plan on the value of LIS to the transportation community. Identify outreach opportunities and draft communications highlighting NTKN activities and impact. Conduct an assessment NTKN Coordinating Committee progress against its strategic plan.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in information literacy, instructional technology, services to special populations, outreach, marketing, and communications. Knowledge of and/or familiarity with STEM fields, program evaluation, project management, and needs assessments. Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

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Associate Director, Open Access Systems and Services, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. 

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes ("Light and Hope"), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

The MacPhaidin Library of Stonehill College seeks candidates to lead the re-envisioning of access through the assessment and enhancement of services, spaces, and systems. Management of the front-line library access services including circulation, reserves, copyright and course packs, and open access programs. Management of the facility and/or something about contributing to space planning. This position works closely and collaboratively with faculty from across campus and library colleagues to enhance access to support student learning. Opportunity to pilot creative and innovative solutions to increase access related user-engagement. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Master's degree in library science (M.L.S.) or equivalent; 5+ years of supervisory responsibility. Five years of library public services experience in an academic library setting or equivalent preferred. Experience with Open Access initiatives or equivalent preferred.

To view full position description and apply for the position, submit cover letter and resume via the URL link:
https://jobs.stonehill.edu/

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Call For Proposals: Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2017

Calling all Internship Supervisors and Interns:

Have you been part of a successful cataloging and/or metadata internship experience? The ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group seeks speakers to present at its session during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta on Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm.

We are interested in the keys to effective internships in preparing future cataloging and metadata professionals, and we would like you to share your strategies and best practices with us. Our interest group discusses the current state of education and employment in cataloging and explores the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.

Presentations (not including time for questions and answers) should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Please submit a presentation proposal to Susan Rathbun-Grubb (srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu) and Allison Yanos (Allison_Yanos@baylor.edu), Co-Chairs of the Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group by Friday, November 18th. Your proposal should include: 1) Proposed presentation title; 2) abstract (up to 150 words); and 3) name and position of presenter.

Thank you, and we look forward to reading your proposals.

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Media Conservation and Digitization Assistant, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Washington, DC

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is looking to hire a contractor Media Conservation and Digitization Assistant position. The successful candidate will join a team of media conservation specialists in the museum's Office of Curatorial Affairs, working with both national collections and the public.

Interested parties should email Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist, NMAAHC at forsbergw@si.edu to receive further details and obtain a complete scope of work and position description. Below is an overview of some required experience and relevant work activities. In order to qualify for consideration, applicants need to be registered as federal government vendors in the SAM.gov database, and possess a valid DUNS # and Cage Code.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2015 at COB.

The contractor shall have experience with:

  • Motion picture film, analog videotape, digital video files, audiotape and grooved disc recordings, and corollary moving image and recorded sound preservation best practices and technologies;
  • Archival film inspection and handling of Super 8, 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film;
  • Analog video and audio digitization workflows including transfer monitoring and quality control;
  • Database approaches for employing moving image technical and descriptive metadata schemas and field standards;
  • Moving image and audio collections inventorying and processing;
  • Scholarly research, analysis, and writing in the field of Cinema Studies;
  • Specialized knowledge in the field of African American history and culture;
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, a museum collection information system (preferably The Museum System (TMS)), ffmpeg, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Media Express, DaVinci Resolve, Wavelab, Audacity, ScanStation 5K digitization software;
  • Working with a museum collections management team;
  • Working with the public, with specific experience in a customer service role;
  • Motion picture analog and digital production/post-production workflows.

 The contractor shall do the following:

  • Inspect analog film, audiotape, and videotape elements to evaluate physical condition and perform minor repair conservation activities as needed;
  • Identify, analyze, and differentiate between multiple instantiations and versions of the same work across different formats;
  • Create and edit cataloging records, and conservation documentation and reporting;
  • Create and edit transcriptions, captions, and various corollary file types associated with them;
  • Assist NMAAHC staff with digital reformatting of analog videotape and audiotape collections;
  • Transcode digital video derivatives using ffmpeg and/or other NLE video software;
  • Perform collections inventorying;
  • Perform scholarly Cinema Studies subject specialty research on independent and amateur African American cinema productions;
  • Research, identify, and document extant collections of African American moving image and recorded sound materials at other national and international archives;
  • Assist in the development and planning for public programs as they relate to independent and amateur cinema productions;
  • Exhibit and project motion picture film, and digitized derivatives thereof;
  • Modify, or update records in DAMS and TMS;
  • Tag assets with metadata for the Enterprise Digital Asset Network (EDAN);
  • Assist in liaising, and facilitating digitization, with outside vendors;
  • Assist in management of digital assets, including uploading digitized assets into the Smithsonian's DAMS;
  • Assist NMAAHC staff with basic digital video production and post-production tasks relating to the generation of collections-relevant online content;
  • Work closely with the Museum's collection management, curatorial, and digitization staff, contractors, volunteers, and interns on the Museum's digitization initiatives.

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Preservation Manager, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

The Preservation Manager provides leadership to the development and implementation of the Boston Public Library's preservation program in support of its world-class collections. Participates in all aspects of collection life-cycle management, including investigation of new strategies and technologies to address the library's challenges to long-term preservation and access to collections, preparation of guidelines for the general care and handling of library material, and creation and oversight of disaster plans. Responsible for oversight of the Conservation Lab.

Reports to Head of Special Collections 

Supervises Professional and support staff

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

1. Develops and manages a preservation program for Boston Public Library's special collections, rare books, archives, and historic art and architectural assets, including materials held in the library's research collections and in off-site storage locations.

2. Oversees preservation of special collections materials, both in the Conservation Lab and with outside vendors. Develops and manages the programs and activities of the Conservation Lab to support a wide variety of preservation services such as preventive preservation, conservation, exhibition preparation, and book repair.

3. Works closely with Collections Strategy and Facilities Departments to routinely monitor, review, and remediate environmental conditions as they affect collections, including environmental controls, heating and cooling systems, humidity, integrated pest management, collection security, building design, stacks management, and disaster mitigation.

4. Represents the Library for capital and other projects related to the environmental improvements and space planning for collections.

5. Ensures environmental data is collected on a regular basis; analyzes data to inform short and long-term preservation strategies for collections.

6. Creates and implements a new disaster recovery plan for the Library's collections, coordinates recovery procedures, and develops training programs for library response teams.

7. Evaluates institutional policies and procedures as they apply to preservation and recommends and implements changes as needed.

8. In collaboration with Chief Book Conservator and curators develops preservation goals for collections and sets preservation/conservation priorities.

9. Collaborates with Content Discovery and the Imaging Lab regarding standards and processes related to the preservation, storage, and handling of materials.

10. In collaboration with appropriate staff, develops and implements a staff education and training program for the proper handling of special collections materials.

11. Builds and fosters productive partnerships with peer libraries, other non-profits, and the commercial sector to address preservation challenges.

12. Initiates and maintains appropriate working relationships with staff within the Library and with other libraries, organizations, and agencies.

13. Stays abreast of emerging technologies and assists in evaluating, recommending, and incorporating information technologies and best practices for continued preservation improvements.

14. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.

15. Represents library at local and national conferences as assigned.

16. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Experience with a wide range of preservation principles and practices; management principles and techniques; library physical environments, programs, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current preservation strategies and standards for the care, handling and storage of special collections.
  • Experience in developing, designing and carrying out condition surveys and assessments.
  • Knowledge of deterioration mechanisms of media and their mitigation strategies.
  • Interest in current and emerging activities in materials science and scientific research in conservation of modern media.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially with a wide range of staff and in team environments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Education
    • Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science or an advanced degree in preservation. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Experience
    • Demonstrated seven years professional experience with a minimum of five years professional working experience in the preservation of archives and special collections. Two years of supervisory and/or management experience required. Knowledge of current preservation strategies and standards for the care, handling and storage of special collections. Knowledge of current developments within the rare books, archives, special collections, preservation and conservation professions.
  • Requirements
    • May be required to work non-standard hours in emergency situations
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
    • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

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Call for Proposals: Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2017

The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) is Canada's only conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in library and information settings. WILU attendees work in various library and information-service settings; we host attendees from across Canada and beyond our borders. The WILU Program Committee invites proposals for the 46th WILU, May 23 - May 25 2017, hosted at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

The theme of the WILU 2017 conference is Engage | Expand | Explore. The program committee welcomes proposals relating to any of the following.

Engage

How do we engage with and beyond our communities? How do we engage with each other and with our teaching work? This may include topics such as partnerships and collaborations, peer learning, active learning, assessment, advisory groups, workload issues, and reflective practice.

Expand

How do we support learners in asking big questions that lead to deeper learning? How do we broaden and diversify our programs and our approaches to teaching? This may include topics such as sustainability, critical librarianship and pedagogy, inquiry-based learning, and professional development.

Explore

How do we get out of our comfort zones and reach beyond conventional practices? How do we take risks, experiment, and learn from our histories? This may include topics such as new tools, teaching in new or unique areas, and historical and theoretical issues relating to library instruction and information literacy.

Types of Sessions

Presentations

45-minute sessions reporting on research, practice, or both; include a 35-minute presentation and a 10-minute question/discussion period. Presentations describe a program, practice, or key issue related to teaching and learning in a library or information setting.

Lightning talks

7-minute presentations of small-but-mighty ideas. Lightning talks share excellent practices, projects in development, or new concepts.

Posters

Visually engaging presentations of well-developed concepts or projects. Posters will be displayed during a dedicated session for presenters to discuss their posters with attendees. Required dimensions for posters will be provided upon acceptance.

Workshops

2.5-hour participatory sessions on an aspect of the theory, practice and/or social/political dynamics of teaching and learning in libraries and information settings.

How to submit your proposal

Describe your session in a proposal of the following length:

  • Presentations: 400-500 words.
  • Lightning talks and Posters: 250-500 words.
  • Workshops: 750-1000 words; please address participatory aspects and learning outcomes.

Please also prepare:

  • a short abstract, maximum 50 words, to be used in the program should your proposal be accepted, and
  • three (3) key terms to describe your proposed session.

Submit your proposal here by Friday, November 4, 2016.

What will happen to your proposal

Presentations, posters, and lightning talks will be reviewed in a double-blind process. WILU reviewers are people from across Canada who are involved with library instruction and information literacy efforts. Workshops will be reviewed by the program committee.

Your proposal will be assessed on the following:

  • Originality (What is it about your proposal that makes a new contribution?)
  • Clarity and Rigour (Is your proposal clearly readable and coherent?)
  • Timeliness (What is it about your proposal that is significant now?)
  • Implications for Practice (What w