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Midwest Archives Conference: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

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

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY  40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR004194
Division/College: Library
Responsibilities:
Northeastern University
Reference and Outreach Archivist
About:
In addition to Northeastern History, the University Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records about Boston. One major focus is to preserve and provide access to the history of Boston's social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. We have recently acquired two major news collections that both serve as the backdrop to our collecting as well as expanding our horizons for future large-scale projects.
To that end, our work is community-focused, rooted in critical theory, and extremely collaborative--including city-wide civic participation, inter-archival digital collection building, partnering with grassroots organizations and activists, and liaising with our user communities--on campus and off.
This position is right for someone with a true passion for our collecting foci; someone who can spread that energy virally. Someone with the sensitivity, driven to reach audiences outside of typical Archives user communities-- to inject community knowledge, rooted in history, into current discourse.
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA ) manages all University Archives and Special Collections' public and outreach services.
The ROA manages the Archives' reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library's online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives.
The ROA will also reach out to and work collaboratively UASC's community partners which include social justice organizations and activists working in Boston, members of under-represented communities with a special focus on African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and GLBTQ folks, newspaper publishers and members of the press, and Boston's community historians. The ROA will also assist in securing funding for special projects.
The ROA coordinates with Research and Instruction Librarians to teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; forges relationships with faculty to encourage the integration of special collections into teaching and student research; creates instructional materials; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty.
The ROA Manages rights and reproductions, including photographs and other visual materials from the UASC in the production of print and electronic publications.
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science with an Archives Concentration. 2+ years of successful, professional experience with increasing responsibilities in an archival setting. Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. Attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with community partners. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
Additional Information:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1124932
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Volunteer Opportunity, Teen Room, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is looking for a volunteer to help staff our Teen Room every other Friday during the school year.


Volunteers will work an average of 3 hours a week on every other Friday, between 2-5 PM between their start date and June 8, 2018.
Duties will include: providing information to patrons using the teen space, monitoring computer use and troubleshooting basic computer problems, basic shelving, shelf-reading, and familiarizing patrons with the collections and space.  We are seeking enough volunteers to cover the afternoons every other Friday, in three hour shifts, with the potential for other periodic requests for coverage on other days if it fits with the volunteer's schedule. More specific projects can be given if desired, to be determined by the volunteer and the Teen Services librarian. Interns will learn about the daily workings of a public library, specifically in Teen Services, and gain practical experience in staffing a public service desk in a busy public library.
All of our volunteers will need to fill out a CORI form to volunteer here at the library.  We will need a copy of your ID to submit with the form.
If interested, please contact the Teen Librarian Robin Brenner at rbrenner@minlib.net to set up a short interview. 

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British Studies 2018 - USM

"How would you like to spend a month in beautiful London, England, while earning graduate course credits?
 
If yes, then come along with us next June on British Studies 2018, a month-long study abroad program hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), for on-site lectures and guided tours of some of the U.K.'s most important and historic libraries, archives, and special collections.
 
The program is offered June 1 to July 2nd, 2018 and carries six hours of credit from The University of Southern Mississippi, a fully-accredited ALA institution of higher learning. Students participating in the LIS course will learn about historic and modern British repositories and collections on-site from distinguished British librarians, archivists, and information specialists.
 
Registration is now open, but space is limited. Completed online application, with $300 application fee, are due by February 15th, 2018. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. The withdrawal deadline is March 1st, by 11:59 p.m.
(Students from U.S. or Canadian LIS schools are more than welcome to participate; there are no out-of-state or out-of-country fees.)
Information about course requirements, including the tentative 2018 schedule and syllabus, is available at: www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies
 
Early Bird Special
Students who apply online and submit the $300 application fee to the Office of Study Abroad 
by December 8, 2017, at 5 pm will have a $50 discount applied to their account once fees are charged for the summer semester.  
 
A valid passport is required so applicants without a passport are encouraged to apply for one now. For more program details and to apply online, visit: www.usm.edu/british-studies

Accommodations
The British Studies Program is headquartered in central London at the University of Westminster's Marylebone Hall, across the street from Madame Tussaud's and very near the West End and Regent Park. The dorm rooms are small but modern; everyone gets a private room with a small, private bath and access to a shared kitchen. Participants quickly make friends with the students in their class as well as students from across the country. Note: This program includes extensive walking and taking stairs. There are also crowds in public transportation (buses and tube) and public attractions. The climate difference tends to affect allergies,
 
Costs
The cost for the program ($6200 USD) includes graduate tuition for 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited program, housing, and academic excursions, including day trips to Greenwich, Bletchley Park, and Oxford. There are no out-of-state fees. Airfare is not included in the cost of the program. However, students may opt in for a group flight departing either New Orleans, Jackson, Dallas or Charleston on June 1 and returning home on July 2 at the cost of $1,500. Students who book their own flight should discuss details with Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu prior to booking airfare. 
 
This program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, and other applicable scholarships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of Study Abroad. Call 601-266-4344 or visit the Web site: www.usm.edu/british-studies.
 
The British Studies Program offers two scholarships specifically for students accepted to this program. Southern Miss students can apply for the Frances and Phil Sudduth Scholarship. Students from consortium partner institutions can apply for the Kenneth "Rock" Clinton Scholarship. Applications for these scholarships open in March. 
 
If you have any questions about finances, please contact Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu
 
 
 
The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association and students from LIS and IS programs from across the U.S. and Canada have participated. Students will complete a reflective online journal about their experiences and sites visited. Additional requirements include relevant readings, two book reviews, and a research paper on an approved topic related to British libraries, archives, special collections or services. View the 2017 class blog with links to student blogs at: http://usmbritishstudies17.blogspot.com/

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Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Teen Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Works with the Adult, Teen and Reference (ATR) Services Librarian to develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.
  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of teen / young adult literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to teens / young adults.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to teens / young adults, parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Effectively uses and promotes the library's collections and electronic resources and assists the ATR Services Librarian with teen / young adult collection development in all formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

MINIMUM​ ​QUALIFICATIONS​ ​FOR​ ​PERFORMING​ ​ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with teens / young adults.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.
  • Experience in planning and presenting teen / young adult programs.

MINIMUM​ ​REQUIREMENTS​:

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting with teen / young adult patrons preferred.

Physical​ ​Requirements​: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office equipment.

Schedule:​ ​18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:

Rate:

Librarian I (S-10) $20.24 - $24.23 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Deadline:​ ​Anyone interested in the above position must​ ​email​ a cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@NorthAndoverMA.gov

Position is available immediately.

Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University Archives Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3 

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search has been extended until November 30, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu

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Executive Director, Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam, NY

Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

The Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN), one of New York State's most innovative library systems, invites applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and manage significant projects that scale from regional to statewide.

 

About NNYLN: NNYLN is a multi-type library cooperative covering the seven counties on the northern border of New York. Its members include all types of libraries, including library systems, academic, public, and special libraries. Its service area is 10,637 square miles with a population of 550,436. NNYLN provides members with a wide array of services, including New York State Historic Newspapers, New York Heritage, DueNorth resource sharing, continuing education programs, grant opportunities, and the region's medical information program.

 

NNYLN's offices are located in Potsdam, NY, in the heart of the North Country, where there is a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. The Canton-Potsdam area is uniquely located between the 1000 Islands and the Adirondack Park, two historically famous areas, and features numerous opportunities for both river and mountain recreation. The region's blend of cultural and higher education opportunities (four universities in the immediate area), excellent public schools and very affordable housing make this area an appealing place to live.

 

About the position: The successful candidate will be able to foster innovation and collaboration among various types of libraries and envision significant projects that reflect the needs of the members. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to advocate on behalf of member libraries; show a commitment to understanding and responding to emerging issues in the library and technology fields; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; demonstrate political acumen in working with state government; and document a successful record of human resource administration and fiscal management. 

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), with at least four of those years in an administrative capacity.

Compensation: The beginning salary range is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. NNYLN offers an excellent benefits package including a 12% TIAA contribution, 24 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, health, disability, and dental insurance.

To apply: Interested applicants should email, in PDF format, a resume, professional references, and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, to search@nnyln.org with "Executive Director" in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018. 

A full job description may be found here.

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Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

DOCUMENT DELIVERY & INTERLIBRARY LOAN SUPEVISOR, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law

Tracking Code: 5221/K1417

Job Description: Coordinate all document and interlibrary loan (ILL) services for the law library, law students and general library users. Provide expertise and assistance to library users and other staff in locating materials and searching library records in online bibliographic sources. Assist the Head of Access Services and the Circulation Supervisor with document services for law faculty and other circulation services. Assist library administrative staff with research, bibliographic compilations and other projects. 

Required Skills: B.A./B.S., strong computer skills, excellent communication skills and one to three years of experience in a library public services department. Experience with legal materials and/or document services and interlibrary loan procedures and policies preferred. This position is Monday to Friday 12PM-8PM during the academic year, and M-F 10AM-6PM during the summer.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 71

Apply here.

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Library Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield, MA

LOCATION: Greenwood/Walton

SALARY: Per Contract

QUALIFICATION Mass DESE Certification in Library media

DUTIES​ ​& ​ RESPONSIBILITES: See Job Description

CLOSING​ ​ ​DATE: Open until filled

STARTING​ ​ ​DATE: September 1, 2017

RESUMES​ ​TO​ ​BE​ ​FORWARDED​ ​TO: Jeff​ ​Weiner,​ ​Technology​ ​Director Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools 60​ ​Farm​ ​Street Wakefield,​ ​MA​ ​01880

The​ ​Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prevention​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​and discrimination​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​sex,​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​ethnicity/national​ ​origin,​ ​religion,​ ​age, handicap/disability,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​physical​ ​appearance,​ ​and​ ​physical/mental​ ​capacity.

Position​ ​Title: Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist/Technology​ ​Integration​ ​Coach

Department: Greenwood-Walton​ ​Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist

Reports​ ​to: Deb​ ​Collura,​ ​Principal Definition

The LMS job description includes information cited from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as well as standards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Qualifications/Experience

At least 2-3 years' work experience in a school library as a Library Media Specialist or a Technology Integration Specialist. Experience as a classroom teacher is a plus.

Certification Mass DESE Certification in Library Media

ESSENTIAL​ ​DUTIES​ ​AND​ ​RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school Learning Commons
  • Submit annual budget proposal for print, digital, and subscription resources that meet curriculum needs and supports classroom integration
  • Collaborate with the principal and school community to set a vision for the Learning Commons and its effective use
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to developing and curating the Learning Commons collection to support state curriculum standards. This includes all digital and print media and research tools.
  • Establish sustainable structures to support teacher peer modeling of research based technology integration strategies, providing opportunity for follow-up and feedback on a regular basis (i.e. teacher to teacher instructional practice observations with debrief)
  • Build the capacity of groups of teachers integrating instructional technology using rigorous curriculum across content areas
  • Serve as a leader and coach by maintaining relationships and supporting the instructional efforts of elementary educators and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use technology to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Facilitates alignment of the library media program with information literacy goals and other school programs
  • Facilitates alignment of technology integration with literacy goals and curriculum frameworks
  • Coordinate and teach lessons that are aligned to digital literacy standards (DLCS) and the American Association of School Librarian standards (AASL). These lessons should model digital citizenship and active student participation through the use of digital tools, student choice, student voice and multimodalities
  • Remain current on contemporary library science and emerging educational technology research and professional development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of student learning needs and differentiation using technology as an instructional tool, including social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Develop and maintain print publications and digital spaces such as blogs, wikis, websites, video channels
  • Partner with the other Library Media Specialists and the Technology Director to maintain a working schedule that supports flexible collaboration with classes, teachers, PLCs, and administration
  • Collaborate, design and present effective professional development workshops at the school and district level for classroom teachers
  • Supports teachers and students with the selection and utilization of digital learning tools for research, and hands-on learning
  • Collaborate with school and district technology team to review, assess, and refine the District Technology Plan
  • Provides support and guidance for all faculty in the areas of library media and technology.
  • Exhibits an outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

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.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants, LibGig, Malibu, CA

LibGig is seeking Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants to cover the information desk at a prestigious University located in Malibu, CA. These roles are short-term, temporary roles to provide overnight coverage during the school's fall semester finals. Coverage will need to be provided from December 3rd - 14th, with varying hours with all shifts being overnight and on the weekend. We need people who will be reliable, on time for the various shifts and have dependable transportation. Paid training is also provided prior to the start of finals.

We are looking for candidates who have had previous library experience.  Students currently enrolled in an MLS program or those who have received a Library Technician certificate are urged to apply. This position is great for those who are interested in work experience or looking for additional income.


Responsibilities:

  • Staff circulation desk during weekend and overnight hours;
  • Provide basic reference services to patrons;
  • Ability to assist with basic IT support;
  • Process Inter-Library Loan requests as needed;
  • Perform additional duties as needed or requested.


Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a library, academic setting preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and interact with the public in a professional manner.
  • Previous experience working in public services is highly desired.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be reliable.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5i7xVZ

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Senior Researcher, LibGig, Palo Alto, CA

LibGig is seeking an experienced Senior Researcher to provide expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments for a prestigious law firm's Palo Alto, CA office.  In addition to providing research, this role assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research as well as facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate;
  • Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results;
  • Provides expert 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;
  • Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services;
  • Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support;
  • Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate;
  • Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions;
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos;
  • Assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program;
  • Support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.



Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required;
  • JD, MLS or MLIS required;
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required;
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred;
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques;
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies;
  • Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable;
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5DozsQ

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Associate or Full Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Opening Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date: 12/04/2017

Job Description:
The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: Information Science, Academic Libraries Research Methodologies, Information Retrieval, and Archives Digital Repositories Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school?s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Job Duties
Responsibilities:

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face, as well as online environments,
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community


Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:
Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs


Supplemental Information:
About UofSC: The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Benefits for FTE Positions The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

How to Apply:
All applicants must apply through: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19787 Application materials include: A letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications Current vitae List of three references For further information or questions, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@mailbox.sc.edu803-777-3858. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Adjunct, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is looking for an adjunct to teach "Public Libraries" online during the Winter (January-May) 2018 semester. Familiarity with Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS strongly preferred. 

It is our policy to not hire adjuncts who are concurrently teaching for other MLIS programs. 

If you are interested, please email your CV to Megen Rehahn Drulia at ay6086@wayne.edu

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Call for Proposals: CAPAL18

Community, Diversity, and Education:

Academic Librarianship in Challenging Times

This event will be held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 at University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 29-31 May, 2018.

(Preconference 28 May, 2018) 

CAPAL18 provides an opportunity for academic librarians to critically examine and discuss the ways in which collaboration, respect for differences, and professionalism empower us at a time when the values of our profession are in danger of being eroded, both within our universities and within the wider world.  It is time to consider the role of academic librarianship in a changing world and the ways in which academic librarians can challenge the corporatization of our universities and libraries, institutional inequities, and the attempts to deprofessionalize academic librarians.

 

Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):

  • Challenges to academic status for librarians
  • The identity of academic librarians in uncertain times
  • Challenging racism in Canadian universities
  • The role of academic librarians in the changing academic library environment and culture
  • The ways in which professionalism intersects with race and gender, and how it may reinforce institutional power dynamics
  • Challenges to academic freedom and intellectual freedom
  • Challenges to academic integrity in a "fake news" and anti-science world
  • The roles and responsibilities of academic librarians in Reconciliation
  • Resisting the corporatization of universities and academic libraries
  • Confronting barriers to diversity in academic libraries

 

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

  • Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a presentation title, with a brief biographical statement and your contact information. 

  • For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of no more than 400 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of no more than 400 words for each presenter. Please provide contact information for all participants.
  • Incomplete proposals or proposals that exceed the requested word count will not be considered. 

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment as a .doc or .docx file, using the following filename conventions:

  • Lastname_Keywordoftopic.docx

Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chairs, Lorna Rourke and Laura Koltutsky, at capalproposals@gmail.com.

Deadline for Proposals is: 22 December, 2017

Further information about CAPAL 2018 and Congress 2018 are available at:

http://conference.capalibrarians.org/  &  https://www.congress2018.ca/ 

Please note: The University of Regina is pleased to offer the Congress 2018 Graduate Student Travel Awards (https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding), funded by the President's Planning Committee for Congress 2018. Fully-qualified graduate students and recent PhD graduates will be able to apply for a subsidy of up to $500 towards accommodation, meal, & bookstore credits to facilitate participation at Congress 2018.

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Manager, Library Resources, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

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Research IT Solutions Program Coordinator, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

RESEARCH IT SOLUTIONS PROGRAM COORDINATOR - HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Position Type

Part-time: Professional

Is You Company a Non-Profit? Yes

Title Research IT Solutions, Program Coordinator

Job Description Name: Research IT Solutions, Program Coordinator

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Term: Fall 2017 Start/End: Immediately - No End Date

Status: Part-time LHT 17 hrs/week

Schedule: Flexible Mon-Fri 9a-5p

Hourly Rate: DOE

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at HMS to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Director of Research IT Solutions, the RITS Program Coordinator performs a variety of complex administrative/support duties in executing on defined initiatives and in support of teammates. Key to success is ability to organize, prioritize, execute and communicate on multiple requirements. Ensure timely updates on project status. Leverage and oversee interns, co-ops to achieve position goals. 

Responsibilities Include:

Coordination of administrative processes in support of defined initiatives, including the RITS Technical Outreach and Intern programs in partnership with program leaders.

Coordination of RITS HR functions, including recruiting, job posting, interviews, and onboarding/offboarding of staff and interns.

Coordination and documentation of RITS Procurement functions, including purchasing, receiving, and the HMS IT Purchase Order request process.

Support and coordination of departmental communications, including direct participation in project-related communications.

Support for scheduling meetings and coordinating events, including taking minutes.

Data support including collection, research, correspondence, updates websites, wiki content, reports and presentations.

Maintenance and organization of documents, records and data on the network file server and Google Drive.

Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties and participation in special projects as required.

Selection, supervision and mentoring of Business Administration interns.

Basic Qualifications:

Three or more years of relevant experience in Office Administration or Program Coordination.

Experience using Harvard University applications, including familiarity with the HMS environment, for example; PeopleSoft, HCOM, Adobe Acrobat, and Chart of Accounts.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).

Familiarity with the following applications Acrobat Reader D, Evernote, 1Password, Doodle Scheduling, Google Drive, and Oracle Financial Tools.

Strong Communication and Documentation skills.

Experience in scheduling travel and processing reimbursements.

Processing orders for office supplies and electronic equipment upon requests.

Coordination of office space for new hires, including set-up, activation and access to RITS Tools.

Additional Qualifications:

Pursuing a BS/BA, ideally in a relevant concentration such as business, management, MIS, or equivalent experience.

Experience in an academic, research or IT environment.

Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Highly organized and detail oriented.

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.

Capable of working independently and as part of a team.

Familiarity with Trello and Slack.

Please include your resume and a cover letter.

Years of Experience: 3 - 5 years

Salary: DOE

Hours Per Week: 17

Travel Percentage: No Travel Education Information

Desired Major(s): Project Management (Continuing Education), Business Management, Computer Information Systems

Desired Degree Level: Bachelors

Default email address for resumes: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu Rits.hms.harvard.edu

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Collection Management Internship, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

DOE

Collections Management Internship


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:
Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
Database experience

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:
Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:
14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:
$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:
Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

www.mos.org

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Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook, NH

Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content. 

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

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records. 



Skills
Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required OR 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and Excel 


Preferred Qualifications: 
KNOWLEDGE 

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred. 
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy. 


ABILITIES 

  • Ability to work in a production environment. 
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes. 


SKILLS 

  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers. 
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.


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

Application instructions here.

Online Application Address is here.

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Call For Presentations: 2018 Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439 

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.


Criteria for selection:

  1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  2. Quality: Research design and methodologies
  3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service


NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address. Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  1. Title of the project
  2. Explicit statement of the research problem
  3. Description of the research design and methodologies
  4. Findings or results if available
  5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research


Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee chairs:

David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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Collection Handler, William B. Meyer, Inc., Boston, MA

$15. hour

Identify, scan, pack and shift library collections.
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am to 4:40 pm
Full time, temporary position beginning December 18, 2017 through approximatley March 27, 2018. 
Must read, write and speak English fluently. Must be reliable.

Please visit http://www.meyerlibrary.com/library-job-opportunities/ and upload your resume.

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Processing Assistant, Archival Center, Winchester, MA

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

The selected candidate will gain experience with a number of archival duties including formatting finding aids and inputting them into the Center's Past Perfect online database, scanning and cataloging photographs, creating metadata/descriptions for individual items, and assisting with other processing tasks as directed.

This is a short-term project position (65 hours) to be worked between November 2107 and April 2018. Hours are flexible within Town Hall open hours (Monday-Friday).

Qualifications:

  • currently pursuing or recently completed MLS or MLIS 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

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Archives@winchester.us. The position will remain open until filled.

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Metadata Librarian/Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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

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Research Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

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.

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hour per week.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Business Data Analyst, Chase Cost Management, New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), a division of LAC Group, seeks a Business Data Analyst to work in their office in New York, NY. The objective of this role is to provide data analysis and reporting support. The individual serves as the primary professional support role for the managers and executives of CCM and between clients, when applicable. The analyst will work with available data and translate into English, useful metrics and summaries that will support our recommendation to clients, assist in making better business decisions, etc. The individual will be providing strong analytical and reporting support to the consulting team, using excel, Qlik (BI tool) and other data management tools.

The candidate works directly with the Manager of Research Consulting and Vice President of Legal Research to understand the division's business environment and needs. He or she identifies and documents relevant project documents and related data to project, process and specification details.


Responsibilities:

  • Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases
  • Performs detailed analysis of database usage, survey data and  draw conclusions; translate the data into an understandable document
  • Understands business context, problems and communicates them clearly in written and oral format.
  • Helps maintain records for all active projects and implements archival processes for completed work.
  • Provides additional support for basic client related inquiries for the Legal Research Consulting Division when management is unavailable.
  • Documents meeting minutes and action items for internal and client related projects.
  • Performs data entry and corrections of data in CCM systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completion of all tasks that support the CCM program.
  • Support the development and monitoring of the CCM program results and dashboards to clients and CCM.
  • Work with the team to support the development of operational measures, targets, and thresholds that would be useful to report to Client, derived from our data
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-4 years of experience in documenting business and data requirements for consulting, legal or corporate development projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, Stats, Business, Economics, Finance or Accounting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including data analysis, pivot table, and chart creation and ability to generate simple to mid-level Microsoft SQL queries.
  • Math skills to estimate numerical data.
  • Knowledge of Qlik (BI tool) is preferred.
  • Project or delivery management experience supporting business intelligence, data mining and/or data consolidation preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong written, verbal presentation skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of corporate and legal research platforms (Westlaw, Lexis, CapIQ, Bloomberg) is desirable.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/tvaZrZ

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Competitive Intelligence Researcher (Virtual), LibSource

LibSource, a division of LAC Group, seeks an experienced Competitive Intelligence Researcher to join our Virtual Research team. The research request areas include medical devices, biomed, chemical, scientific, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently conducts retrospective literature and patent searches on technical and business topics for clients.
  • Produces and distributes regular alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest.
  • Monitors new developments and commercial activities of client competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provides analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Works with other team members to implement and sustain information services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the medical device/bio industry is preferred.
  • A graduate degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science is required.
  • Experience with databases/search services including: EBSCO, Ovid, STN, Factiva, etc.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/x8XxmU

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2018. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.

Within the School of Art + Art History, we believe that museums can change the world. The Graduate Program in Museum Studies at the University of Florida prepares the museum leaders of tomorrow to be ethical, socially engaged members of their communities prepared to make positive impacts, both locally and globally, through museum work. Our selective program was established nearly twenty years ago and like museums themselves, we are engaged, responsive, and evolving.

We seek a collaborator, a thought partner, a committed teacher and mentor, an engaged community member, and a committed researcher of Museum Studies. Together with the Director of Museum Studies, this person will work to revise the curriculum to align with the emerging needs of museums and communities. This person will be tasked with growing the program to include new courses and learning opportunities, and expanding to online platforms while also developing the on-campus program. We have a strong interest in community engagement and growing our presence in local communities. We are seeking a faculty member also interested in developing relationships with other UF faculty and community organizations to develop research, and create learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

We welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, as well any area of expertise within the field of museum studies and practice. Interest in areas of diversity, inclusion, and social justice are particularly welcomed.

Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses in Museum Studies (history and philosophy of museums, exhibition design, collections management, etc.); advising graduate students; engaging faculty from diverse disciplines; conducting a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies; participating in service to school, college, university, community, and profession. Candidates must be able to work with students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries-University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery - which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university's mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools - the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Applicants must hold a PhD or be ABD (with projected completion by August 2018) in Museum Studies, Art History or a related field, and an active record of scholarly achievement. Applicants must have the expertise to teach graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Museum Studies.

Please see the full posting for details; review of applications begins on January 2, 2018: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505278/assistantassociate-professor-in-museum-studies

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DataONE Webinar: Provenance-enabled Reproducibility

Look out for the upcoming DataONE Webinar "Provenance-enabled Reproducibility: Developments in DataONE" presented by Chris Jones, Bryce Mecum and Matthew Jones of the National Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The webinar will be held on Tuesday November 14th at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.

Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pIryN10sSZedLZslhjE4vQ 

Full information and can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar. Abstract and bio below.

DataONE webinars are recorded and made available online later the same day. You can review previous webinars at:
https://www.dataone.org/previous-webinars/2017

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Committee Coordinator, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston, MA

Committee Coordinator Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

ABOUT: The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston's Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE's digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
  • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
  • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
  • Support the committee's recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
  • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations, individuals, and volunteers
  • Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
  • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Chinese Historic Society of New England (CHSNE) | chsne.org/ CHSNE is a nonprofit entity incorporated in Massachusetts in 1992. Located in the historic China Trade Center in Boston's Chinatown, CHSNE is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. To implement its mission, CHSNE works on multiple projects: preserving physical sites of historical importance to the development of the Chinese American community; holding public educational events that incorporate history and the humanities to enhance intercultural understanding of the Chinese American community; and collaborating with other institutions in the arts, history, humanities, and education. CHSNE collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and printed materials, and other manifestations of Chinese American legacy donated by community members and institutions. 

Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) | tinyurl.com/MMRS18 The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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Cataloging Bibliographer/Team Leader, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, Contoocook, NH

Date: October 2017

Job Code: P4096E

FLSA: Exempt

Department: LTS/Cataloging

Reports to: Cataloging Manager

Position Summary: Responsible for coordinating and prioritizing the day-to-day work of the Cataloging Unit to support the stated goals of the department director and unit manager. The Team Leader plans and schedules the training of new hires. They communicate all issues and concerns related to unit operations to the unit manager or department director. In addition, the primary responsibilities of the position include all those of a Cataloging Bibliographer such as performing subject analysis and classification on both approval and firm ordered physical and electronic titles, building MARC records up to full-level and applying all appropriate RDA rules in support of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and workload of the catalogers within the unit and establishes schedules and daily priorities of the team (in consultation with the manager) to best meet the current business priorities.
  • Acts as the primary day to day contact person for common inquiries from unit, and related units (such as Customer Service).
  • Acts as liaison in communications with other units to resolve workflow issues. Serves as a proxy for the unit manager in meetings as needed.
  • Works with the manager to develop and promulgate best practices for meeting production goals while lowering operating costs and maintaining quality.
  • Coordinates training efforts and related assessment to ensure quality of our products. Assists in planning for upcoming changes and training.
  • Reports on issues and trends observed in the team and related units.
  • Assists with writing annual performance evaluations for team members and takes primary responsibility for the evaluation of new employees in the unit.
  • Delivers feedback to team members; draws attention to successes and offers suggestions for improvement where needed.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to staff within the unit as questions arise.  
  • Reports issues to Management quickly and as appropriate. 
  • Keeps informed of changes and trends in the greater cataloging community; looks for potential impact on expectations from our customers.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification numbers using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate for specific customers.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements as appropriate.
  • Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of MARC editing tools such as MarcEdit or Connexion.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day.
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized.
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals.
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and learn from it.
  • Eagerness to understand.
  • Accountable for one's work.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to make a positive impact on the company's success. EIS Cultural Competencies Drive; Positive Attitude; Good Judgement; Open Communication; Collaboration; Desire to Make an Impact; Eager to Understand; Accountable; Decisive; Team Player Required Qualifications (Measurable)•Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years of Cataloging experience in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel. Preferred Qualifications (Measurable)KNOWLEDGE 
  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classification Web, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or OCLC WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy.
  • Demonstrated expertise with managerial techniques. 


ABILITIES

  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes. 


SKILLS

  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently. 

Degree Required: Masters 

Field of Study: Library or Information Science

Min. Hrs. on Phone Daily: N/A 

Min. Hrs. at Computer Daily: Ability to operate a personal computer 7+ hours a day 

Availability: No 

Lifting Required: 15-44 lbs. 

Travel Required: No travel required Comprehension: Understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions. 

Organization: Organize and prioritize the work schedules of others to manage multiple tasks and/or projects. 

Decision Making: Make decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit's operations and/or services.

Communication: Communicate and explain a variety of information. 

Mathematics: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide. 

Other Physical/Mental Requirements: Scheduled to work in office full time, 5 days per week.

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Records & Information Management Specialists, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives & Records Administration is actively recruiting three records and information management (RIM) specialists. The Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist job series is new and we are recruiting at multiple levels. To be considered for more than one level, applicants MUST separately apply to each job opening.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST III

Job Opening ID #622334 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Unique opportunity for an emerging information management leader to directly assist public agencies in the formation of records and information policies and the development and implementation of information systems and services to strategically fulfill the state's mission-critical informational needs. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Vermont State Archivist.  

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST II

Job Opening ID #622311 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Exceptional opportunity for a skilled records and information management (RIM) professional to perform specific RIM functions under the state RIM program or an agency RIM program.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST I

Job Opening ID #622331 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Excellent opportunity for an entry-level records and information management (RIM) professional to hone his or her RIM education and experience by providing assistance with RIM functions under the state RIM program and, where applicable, agency RIM programs

Application Procedure: 

For each job opening, a full job description and application is available online at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers. Interested applicants must complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

Cover letters, resumes, and related application material sent directly to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration cannot be accepted or acknowledged. 

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Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library, West Bridgewater, MA

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed.  Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

Major Duties: This is a 35-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director's absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision. This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training. The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community. There will be other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years public library experience
  • Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
  • Strong organizational skills and public service experience
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
  • Customer Service skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks.  Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Salary: $45,000 - $58,000 based on experience 

Education: MLS

Closing Date: December 21, 2017

Contact: Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos   ellens@sailsinc.org

West Bridgewater Public Library

80 Howard Street

West Bridgewater, MA   02379        508-894-1255

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Collection Development and Assessment Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

College of Charleston Libraries

The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College's academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs. The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian provides direction for the evaluation and acquisition of high-quality collections that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University and works to promote a culture of assessment and the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty member will contribute significantly to the profession.

 

Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Selects materials for the library's general digital and print collections. Consults with Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services and library colleagues on selection of journal and e-book packages and database purchase recommendations.
  • Leads and manages collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics; by utilization of title selection plans, such as PDA, DDA, etc.; and by faculty, student and staff requests, publisher offers, and other sources.
  • Provides data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  • Assists in planning and evaluation of technology as it pertains to traditional and digital services in acquisitions, serials management, electronic resources licensing and collection management
  • Provides supervision for two full-time Acquisitions and Resource Management staff; assigns and reviews their work, orients and/or trains new staff.

 

Collection Assessment Responsibilities:

  • Uses relevant data and metrics to support the library's collection analysis and collection development decisions.
  • Under the direction of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator, meets collection assessment goals as established by the Associate Dean of Collections and Content Services.
  • Advises Collection Development Committee on purchase options relative to collection assessments findings.

 

Library and College Affairs:

  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.

 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6757

Posting close date: 12/07/2017

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Funded Ph.D., Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Funded Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington

Apply now for a Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Indiana University Ph.D. program in Information Science is pleased to accept applications for admission starting in Fall 2018. Our doctoral program is one of the longest continuously running Information Science programs in the United States, celebrating more than 50 years and more than 185 graduates. Our graduates hold positions that include Deans of iSchools and libraries, distinguished professors at top-ranked iSchools, directors of doctoral programs, editors of journals, and presidents of national professional associations. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science program is training the next generation of information scientists. Doctoral students are advised by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in areas such as:

  • social informatics
  • computer-mediated communication
  • knowledge organization and representation
  • digital curation
  • digital libraries
  • digital and computational humanities
  • data and text mining
  • social media mining
  • documentation
  • cultural heritage informatics
  • history of the book, readership, and publishing


Students benefit from being part of our active community of scholars, which includes affiliations with the following Indiana University research centers: the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, the HathiTrust Research Center, the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI), and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication Research (CCMC).

Indiana University is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. It is the home to world-renowned documentary and data institutes, including the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Kinsey Institute collection, the campus-wide Media Digitalization and Preservation Initiative, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Eskanazi Museum of Art, and one of the nation's largest academic library systems. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

We are pleased to accept new applications through December 1, 2017. Please see the Department of Information and Library Science page on Graduate Admissions for details on how to apply:

https://www.sice.indiana.edu/graduate/degrees/information-library-science/phd-information-science/phd-ils-admissions.html

Funding packages of up to $50,000 per year are available for top candidates.

Contact Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Graduate Programs Director, with questions at hrosenba@indiana.edu.

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Call for Items - AIS SIGHCI Newsletter: Volume 16, Issue 2

You are invited to offer items to the coming issue of AIS SIGHCI newsletter (Volume 16, Issue 2), to be published in November 2017. All items will be editorial reviewed. If you are interested, please send your pieces to the newsletter editor Mina Shojaeizadeh (minashojaei@wpi.edu) by November 25, 2017.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1.  Short essay/opinion/research study (800-1700 words)
  2. HCI book review (800-1700 words). Please feel free to contact the editor beforehand if you intend to review a book or if you wish your own book to be reviewed.
  3. Teaching HCI (up to 1700 words): teaching ideas or cases, sample syllabus, etc.
  4. Industry voice (800-1700 words). We welcome HCI related essays from industry professionals.
  5. Brief introduction of HCI research tools (up to 300 words).
  6. Brief introduction of interesting HCI journals and/or special issues, including citation information, brief description, table of content (for special issues), etc.
  7. CFP for HCI related journals or conferences.
  8. News about SIGHCI members (up to 300 words for each item): honors and awards, professional activities, new appointments, interesting projects, new books or publications, etc.
  9. Any other announcements (up to 300 words for each item).

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Cataloger, LAC Federal, Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experienced Cataloger for a full-time position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This role requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including: copy cataloging, original cataloging, catalog maintenance duties, withdrawals, maintain records for electronic publications, analytics, assigning call numbers, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
All applicants must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school as well as 2 or more years of cataloging experience.
Experience with RDA, AACR2 and MARC Records is required. Experience with Voyager ILS systems is required.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NMUXXn

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University Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University 
University Libraries 
Position: University Librarian 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Position Summary 
Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU's Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.
For more detail about the position, go to:

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Para-Professional Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

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

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Cataloger

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from November 2017 to June 2018, working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week.  The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials include maps, plans, and monograph print publications.

 The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records. The Cataloger will also create local authority records for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
  • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • Experience with cataloging special formats, particularly maps, plans, and rare materials

Preferred additional skills

  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • Experience creating original bibliographic records
  • Experience with creating authority records

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Folaumahina (lfolauma@bslw.com) and Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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ECIR Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018), Grenoble, France

Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search
(SoAPS 2018)

In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)

Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


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 communication systems (social media platforms, instant
messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users
have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and
preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, 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., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects 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
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14 pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (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 aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.

Demo proposals (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects 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 SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), 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 style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system. Details will be given soon.

INVITED SPEAKER: TBA

CONTACTS
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/

For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

ORGANIZERS:
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)

Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Administrative Assistant, Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, MA

Countway Library of Medicine Administrative Assistant

Hours per week: between 12 and 16

Pay per hour: $31.00

Manager: Alison Richardson (contact information here)

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Countway Library of Medicine which is an alliance of Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries under the direction of the Countway Director is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the essential governance and administrative functions of the Boston Medical Library (BML) under the direction of the President and the supervision of the Countway Associate Director and Executive Assistant. The position requires a proactive individual with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to take on new challenges. An interest in medical history and supporting a physician-based organization is also preferred but not required. Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • Annual fellowship renewal process; Send renewal notices, record payments, update library access privileges, send annual fellowship packets for approximately 150-200 fellows of the BML.
  • Facilitate meetings; Schedule, order catering, facilitate, and take detailed meeting minutes at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its Committees.
  • Process checks and invoices; Record all checks and prepare for BML accountant, record invoices and submit to BML treasurer for approval and payment
  • Applications for fellowship; Receive and process all applications for BML fellowship. Send welcome packets and answer all incoming questions about the fellowship. Administrative support for fundraising efforts.
  • Annual audit and financial files; Work with BML accountant to gather all information for annual audit and serve as liaison to auditors during annual on-site visit. Keep accurate record of all financial, governance and administrative paperwork for each fiscal year.
  • Website and membership database management; The BML needs a new website and database. Work with the President and the board to contract on a new website and implement a database to track all fellowship status and contact information for efficiency.
  • Event planning; plan and execute the BML's lectures and events. This includes publicity, catering, travel arrangements for speakers, booking rooms & media services, parking arrangements, etc.
  • Day-to-day administrative duties including mail, donation acknowledgements, telephone answering, key officers' schedules. HarvardKey/login troubleshooting, and more.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by President or Board of Trustees.

 

A large portion of this role will include developing and maintaining office processes for more efficient workflow and organization and working with the Countway staff and those of partner organizations. Applicant must be self-motivated with strong communication skills. Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Gmail/Outlook). Database and Web skills are preferred.  

About the Boston Medical Library:

The first Boston Medical Library (BML) was founded by Doctors John C. Warren and James Jackson in 1805. The Boston Medical Library was reconstituted in 1875 by Dr. James Chadwick with Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes as its President and incorporated in 1877. In 1960, the Boston Medical Library and the President and Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard University) entered into an agreement to combine the collections, services and administration of the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library in a new building known as The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Each of the two original institutions continues collecting and ownership of its holdings. The combined library ranks as one of the largest medical libraries in the world with one of the richest collections.

 

The BML mission, revised in 2004, is "to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people." The Boston Medical Library serves as a resource for the lifelong learning of practicing physicians of Massachusetts which has been its founding and continuing mission, besides serving the medical school faculties and students of Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1947, the Boston Medical Library formally became the library for the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).

 

A Board of Trustees nearly half of which is appointed by the MMS manages the BML. This group meets regularly and has fiduciary responsibility for a significant endowment which provides partial support for the Countway Library as a whole. The Boston Medical Library is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.

 

About the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: 

The Countway Library was created by a 1960 agreement between Harvard University and the Boston Medical Library and the physical library coming into existence in 1965.  It serves the constituencies of both the parent organizations which includes the Harvard Medical, Dental and Public Health Schools and other related organizations and on the BML side, BML Fellows, Massachusetts Medical Society Members, Practicing Physicians and Dentists and the students of the other 3 Medical Schools in Massachusetts- Boston University, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts.  The Director of the Countway Library serves as the Countway Librarian for the Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries accountable to both the parent organizations.

 

Basic Qualifications: College degree preferred, or an equivalent of educational plus experience in an office environment. 

 

Additional Qualifications: Three plus years related experience with proven office administration and customer service skills required. Solid working knowledge of office processes and business policy development, and of related computer software and electronic communications tools. Proven interpersonal skills with experience providing complex administrative support in a high-profile environment with tact and diplomacy.

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Call for Participation, Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital
Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters,
Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for application is December 7,
2017. More information is available at https://bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or
email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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1st Annual Data Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Please join faculty, students, and staff at the inaugural data symposium at the University of Florida. A major goal of this event to bring researchers, faculty, students, staff, and non-profits together at the campus-level in efforts to collaborate on work across multiple communities of practice and stakeholders. This event combines with the Data Carpentry workshops @ UF (proposed March 20 - 21, 2018) and the University of Florida' Informatics Institute Annual Symposium on March 22, 2018. Key goals of this symposium are to (1) further develop library/researcher partnerships and (2) encourage research collaborations between faculty, students, and staff across disciplines, levels, and units.

The 1st Annual University of Florida Data Symposium will be held in Gainesville, Florida and hosted by the George A. Smathers Libraries on March 19, 2018. This one-day conference, "Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability," will bring together researchers interested in the aggregation, dissemination, and preservation of data for current and future use.
Speakers and Program: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/envisioning-data-symposium/registration

Description: Many stakeholders are involved in the management of data throughout the data lifecycle. There is a need for faculty, students, and staff to develop best practices that address data challenges affecting all disciplines in the form of organization, infrastructure, resources, and technology. In continued efforts to build library and researcher partnerships, capacity, and a culture of data management across campus, the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries and UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation are sponsoring the 1st Annual Data Symposium Conference on Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability at UF on March 19, 2018

(See event<https://www.eng.ufl.edu/news-events/events/1st-annual-data-symposium-conference-enabling-data-reproducibility-sustainability/>).

This event seeks to bring together researchers from across multiple disciplines for collaboration, discussion, and engagement. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information

  • For additional information, please contact Dr. Plato Smith, Data Management Librarian, plato.smith@ufl.edu; or Val Minson, Chair of Marston Science Library, vdavis@uflib.ufl.edu.
  • Event is in the Smathers Library (formerly Library East), room 100.
  • Event requires paid registration.
  • Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and the Weecology Lab.
  • In-kind collaborative support from UF College of Engineering, UF Research Computing, UF Informatics Institute, UF Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, GitHub, and Center for Open Science.

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is a year-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit.

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only)!

The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both!

The Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 11, 2017 and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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

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Call for Papers (Ext.): WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

SCOPE
The WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org/), to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist'18. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);

B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);

C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);

D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);

E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);

F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);

G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);

H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);

I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);

J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)

K) Health Informatics (HIS);

L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);

M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR).

N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS and DECISIONS
Types of Submissions and Decisions
Four types of papers can be submitted:

Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.

Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.

Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.

Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of January 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI/SSCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.333 / Q1)
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 5.264 / Q1)
  • Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 4.029 / Q1)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997 / Q1)
  • International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872 / Q1)
  • Telematics and Informatics (IF: 3.398 / Q1)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 1.500 / Q1)
  • Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.456 / Q2)
  • Computer Languages, Systems & Structures (IF: 1.615 / Q2)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IF: 1.5 / Q2)
  • Informatica - An International Journal (IF: 1.052 / Q2)
  • Annals of Telecommunications (IF: 1.412 / Q3)
  • Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IF: 1.261 / Q3)
  • International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IF: 1.374 / Q3)
  • Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.18 / Q3)
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (IF: 0.769 / Q3)
  • Program - Electronic Library and Information Systems (IF: 0.556 / Q3)
  • Intelligent Service Robotics (IF: 0.875 / Q4)
  • Studies in Informatics and Control (IF: 0.776 / Q4)
  • Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.488 / Q4)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / Q4)
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IF: 0.365 / Q4)
  • Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Imaging & Visualization (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: November 26, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 27, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 7, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: January 7, 2018
WorldCIST'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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Librarian, Walsh College, Troy, MI

Reports to: Director, Library

FLSA: Non-exempt

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services, online searching and individual instruction to patrons.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining library research guides (LibGuides).
  • Keep current with library databases, search features and general reference sources.
  • Create online tutorials.
  • Develop and deliver library related presentations, as requested
  • Assist at Circulation Desk, as necessary. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Ability to develop and deliver library based instruction in the classroom, to small groups, and individuals that  are appropriate to the learner.
  • Camtasia or Captivate knowledge required.
  • Strong track record of patron service required.
  • Proficiency with online databases, Internet searches, and library related technology required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of business collection a plus.
  • Must be available to work Sunday afternoons and some evenings.
  • Must be able to work at Troy and Novi campuses.

 

To Apply: Submit resume with salary requirement to the Walsh College HR Office at: hr@walshcollege.edu (Please indicate position in subject line)

ACCEPTING RESUMES UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2018.

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Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian 

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. Theincumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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

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Collection Management Intern, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

Salary: DOE

Collections Management Internship
Museum of Science, Boston
www.mos.org


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database 
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer 
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
  • Database experience


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:

14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:

$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Application Instructions: 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

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Circulation Desk Evening Supervisor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Wage: Hourly Wage

Company Description:
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a three-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with library procedures and standards
  • Monitoring library activities and reporting any unusual situations to the campus police office
  • Locking front doors at closing
  • Answering phone inquiries and assisting in-house library patrons
  • Collecting and securing fine money and performing other Circulation functions, as required
  • Communicating regularly with the Access Services librarian and/or the Director regarding any special instructions or information

Hours:

  • During the Academic Year: 12-17 hours per week, 7pm to 1am, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Some Saturday hours, noon to 5pm
  • During the Summer session: 5pm to 10pm, Monday and Wednesday


Requirements:

Minimum qualifications:

  • College degree
  • Previous experience using computers
  • Previous experience supervising or leading teams
  • Previous experience interacting with the general public


Preferred qualifications:

  • MLIS candidates
  • Library experience, especially with automated systems

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited position at $14 per hour.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sex offender record checks on final candidates prior to final employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2017.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket (https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp;jsessionid=56B4201CC4C644BF1CBB1A0D01F58DC1).

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties: Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with libra, Minimum qualifications: College degree Previous experience using computers Previous experience supervising or leading teams Previous experience interacting with the general public Preferred qualifications: MLIS candidate Library experience.

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Apply here.

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Data Entry Assistant, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week

Wage:  $18.54 (per hour)

Reports to: Assistant Executive Director

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking a temporary, part-time data entry assistant to facilitate the implementation of new Serials Control software for our member libraries. MVLC will be implementing the software in our integrated library system over the next few months, and we anticipate filling the position as soon as possible.

 

The work schedule is flexible, with up to 20 hours/week, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.  The non-benefitted hourly rate is $18.54 per hour. The expected duration is up to three months.

 

The serials control software is used to check in and circulate individual issues of magazines at each of our 36 member libraries. A description of each magazine title is included in the MVLC database. Attached to each title is a control record which provides subscription details specific to each library.

 

Duties:

  • Search the consortium database of almost 1 million titles to locate an appropriate magazine title
  • Create a master control record for each magazine title held by the consortium (approximately 1,000 titles).   Master control records contain publication patterns and other subscription information unique to each title record.
  • Using each library's list of magazine holdings, copy the appropriate master control record to each title, and customize it with specific library information, including, but not limited to, the number of subscriptions held, how long the title is retained, the base call number for each title, and a holding code which describes certain circulation information for each title.
  • Work with central site technical services staff and library staff to obtain answers to specific questions, or to solve individual problems that may arise while inputting data.
  • Consult with central site staff who are responsible for insuring the quality and integrity of MVLC's database.

 

Qualifications:

  • Particular attention to detail in both searching large databases, and performing accurate data entry
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Public or academic library experience is advantageous, but not required

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Wagner, Assistant Executive Director, via email to swagner@mvlcstaff.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

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Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Summary: The Wayland Free Public Library seeks a collaborative, part-time Reference Librarian committed to excellence in reference service with a special focus on library programming.  This librarian will have regular reference desk shifts and will provide substitute coverage and assist at the circulation desk as needed.  In addition to reference responsibilities, this librarian will be key in creating responsive library programming by assessing community interest and creating popular programming and outreach.  Assists in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs relating to the reference role of the Library.  Keeps current with new publications and developments in the reference area.  Withdraws outdated materials from reference, print and non-print materials. Responsible for recommending non-fiction materials for the collection. Attends meetings of Minuteman Library Network interest groups, including Reference and others as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director.  Supervised by the Assistant Director and/or Library Director.  May supervise clerks and pages at certain times.

25 hours per week with benefits. One Saturday and/or Sunday per month and one evening per week may be required.  

Qualifications

A solid understanding of Microsoft Office and familiarity with various social media, Sierra or similar automated systems a must.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

$26.81-$34.98 per hour. 25 hours.

Closing Date

until filled.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: 

Sandy Raymond, Director         

sraymond@minlib.net 

No phone calls please.

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Reference & Instruction Intern, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield, CT

Reference & Instruction Internship, Spring 2017

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University is offering a one-semester internship in reference and instruction services for a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program or a recent graduate.  We seek dynamic and public service-oriented candidates who hope to gain guided experience in providing in-person/online reference and information literacy instruction.  Applicants can either receive academic credit or a stipend for their work.

Description of Internship: The intern plays an active role in the delivery of reference and instruction services and will:

  • Provide 10-15 hours of in-person and online support at the library's reference desk.
  • Work closely with the library's instruction coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. 
  • Have the opportunity to observe and receive feedback from seasoned reference and instruction librarians.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and librarians on lesson plans. 
  • Meet regularly with the instruction coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion, supplemented by relevant readings and other forms of professional development.

If needed, the internship can be modified to fulfill curricular criteria not satisfied by the requirements listed above.   

This internship begins in late January, 2018, and ends by early May.  The Library offers flexible scheduling, which will be arranged with the instruction coordinator before the start of the internship.    

Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level library and information science (or related) program.  Relevant coursework in reference and/or instruction preferred.  

Location and Description of Program: Fairfield University serves a population of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.  In coordination with writing faculty and in the spirit of the University's mission, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Information Literacy Program helps students to become savvy information consumers and lifelong learners.  Through targeted in-person and online instruction, the program develops students' abilities to critically analyze and ethically reuse information, applying these skills with a sense of social responsibility.

Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Jeremiah Mercurio, Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator. 

Jeremiah Mercurio | jmercurio@fairfield.edu | (203) 254-4000 x4206

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Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a staff of eight (six full-time and two part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of library operations including program and policy development, collections, finance, personnel, long-range planning and facilities. As part of the Research Services team, responsible for collection development subject areas, reference coverage, and instruction. maintain and expand important partnerships with consortia and other groups for resource sharing, group purchasing and other initiatives. Provide direction for integration of relevant technologies into the services and operations of the library. Foster a culture of collaboration and service within the library, and develop engaging and innovative partnerships with other student support systems, activities, and departments across campus. Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia. Represent the College at Minuteman Membership and Director Group meetings.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references.

Lasell College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Adult Services Reference Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties/Description: Within librarianship, everything you know applies. Put your interests to work at Wakefield's public library. Beebe Library seeks a librarian who brings added value to an ever-changing adult services position. Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services, the Adult Services Reference Librarian performs an evolving array of tasks that encompass reference and reader service, programming, technology, outreach, and communication. Working with library staff both in and outside of the Reference department, you will apply your interests and skills to help identify and develop services that meet community needs. Responsibilities include: 

  • Reference service, including technology assistance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Collection development
  • Adult programming and events
  • Community engagement

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong research and communication skills. A curious mind, a sense of humor, and a passion for reading.

Salary: $26.23 - $31.27/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

Hours: 12 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Start Date: January 2, 2018

Closing Date: 12/1/2017

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.
 
The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 
 
Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.
 
Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by December 4 2017. AA/EOE

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Knowledge Management Specialist, Linkage, Burlington, MA

Linkage, a leadership development advisory, is looking for an intern to help design and implement a knowledge management system to curate intellectual capital. This project will involve analyzing the current infrastructure of the digital filing system and determining the next steps for improvement. Linkage has substantial digital assets including collections of workshops and presentations that have accumulated over a 25 year period. This role will be designing and developing the technical foundation and digital repository to support the management, preservation, storage, and ease of retrieval of our resources. We also need assistance in setting policies, procedures, and prioritization for the creation of new content going forward. The goal is a modernization and simplification of our current system. A senior or graduate from the Library and Information Science school would be a great fit. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of content libraries with the ability/confidence to create and teach us about the best system that would fit our needs. This intern will work with and under the supervision of Linkage's Creative Services department. 

Please send resume or letter of interest to careers@linkageinc.com

 

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Children's Librarians, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Children's Services: Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and experienced children's librarians to be a part of our Main/Branch Library team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for interacting with patrons, birth to tween, as well as their caregivers and related community partners. Applicants should have a strong reader's advisory background and capability to develop user's research skills. FPL provides a work environment that thrives on teamwork and learning.

 

Children's Reference Librarian II

Position competencies:

  • Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practices and emerging technologies
  • Trains staff and patrons on the use of technology and provides media mentorship to library community within and outside the institution
  • Prepares marketing materials using programs such as Adobe InDesign
  • Seeks out professional learning opportunities, experience presenting at conferences a plus
  • Utilizes social media platforms and oversees digital collections
  • Presents to large groups, including outreach experience with major library stakeholders
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3-4 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-9 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $63,674-74,275. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Children's Reference Librarian

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help in a busy Children's Department
  • Programs with an eye towards connecting literacy skills with hands-on STEM learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programming and children's publishing trends
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Presents to community groups, including outreach programming to schools
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 1-2 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-7 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $56,113-66,018. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

 

Library Aide

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help at the busy Fairfield Woods Branch Library, with opportunity to work at the Main Library
  • Implements early childhood and school-age programs, under the supervision of the Branch Children's Librarian
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Assists with development of productive outreach relationships with schools and daycare centers
  • Supports patrons with technology use including Microsoft Office Suite, e-readers, library catalog
  • Inventories supplies, repairs materials, prepares items for circulation and other clerical duties
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree along with experience or coursework in children's literature and/or child development.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-4 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $47,517-55,776. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

For any of these positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and the application form linked below to the Human Resources Department for the Town of Fairfield, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  Phone:  203-256-3057  Fax:  203-256-3059

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at EHibson@fairfieldct.org

Closing date: December 1, 2017. 

http://www.fairfieldct.org/filestorage/10726/11020/12415/Town_of_Fairfield_Employment_Application.pdf

The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information, visit the Town of Fairfield website.  http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10726/11020/12422.aspx

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Public Program Coordinator, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an energetic, positive visionary who enjoys public service and event planning as its Public Programs Coordinator. The NHA provides a dynamic array of guest lectures, concerts, family experiences and special programs to the community; the Public Programs Coordinator creates and successfully manages this fast-paced program schedule. S/He has a strong eye for detail and a larger creative vision, as they research, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind, engaging programs and outreach experiences, inspired by the NHA's historic collections and seasonal exhibitions.

Applicants: possess a genuine appreciation for working with the public and colleagues in the local community; are outgoing, creative self-starters with superior organizational and communication skills; demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully, maintaining a positive outlook. This position requires an independent problem-solver, equally adept at asking for help, yet comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working in a team. Candidates have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills, and must be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Successful candidates have a Bachelor's degree and/or minimum 3-5 years related experience in public programs, event management, customer service and/or education. A Master's degree, relevant experience in museums and/or interest in art history, public history, or museum administration, a plus.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or mailed c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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Technical Services Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items. 

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $50,454. 

Deadline to apply: December 8, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

     ( http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department-formerly-personnel )

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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Library Director, Babcock Library, Ashford, CT

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford

Babcock Library is a small community library that seeks an energetic library director who will report directly to the Library Board of Trustees. The library is moving forward with new technology and community involvement. We are seeking a Library Director with strong communication and technology skills who will be creatively and actively involved in this process. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution. 

Under the general direction of the Babcock Library Board of Trustees, this is work of professional and administrative nature involving planning, implementing, directing and evaluating a complete range of public library services for the Town of Ashford. The Library Director is responsible for implementing Board policies, directing day-to-day operations of the library, and overseeing technical services.

 

Qualifications 

  • Masters degree in library science from ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and 3-5 years experience in library work that demonstrates increasing responsibility
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by

December 15, 2017 to chapman7613@gmail.com  

Or mail to:

Helen Chapman, Chair, Board of Trustees

Babcock Library

25 Pompey Hollow Road

Ashford, CT 06278

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Library Fellowships, 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, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; 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 26, 2018

Apply online here

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: Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Describes Vision for NLM

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 ($54,972 in 2017)
  • 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 2018.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 26, 2018. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Law Library Assistant, Middlesex Law Library, Woburn, MA

There is an opening for a position located at the Middlesex Law Library, for more information see: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/3417/law-library-assistant/job

The position will close by November 16th, 2017.

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Digital Projects Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Digital Projects Intern January 2018

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Digital Projects Intern will use digital technologies to create and enhance access to our collections. They will conduct specific digitization, metadata creation, and assessment projects; document and refine existing procedures; and contribute to the development of new digital policies and workflows in the archives. Projects may include preparing materials for digitization, including inventorying, rehousing, and arranging; working with legacy oral history collections; conducting content assessments of Research Library web pages; researching digital scholarship software; researching copyright issues pertaining to archival materials; and creating content for social media posts highlighting collection materials. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program. Completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials is required. Solid time management skills. Familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship beginning in January 2018. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2017, or until filled.

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Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, Rhode Island

The Adams Public Library is located in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Since 1910, the Library has been an active, vibrant community institution committed to the education and cultural enrichment of its users. After the 2011 city bankruptcy a devoted set of volunteers was recognized by the local and national press for its tireless efforts to keep its doors open during the City's financial distress. As Central Falls transforms itself into an efficient, productive modern city, the Library will play a key role as a knowledge and activity center for the City's public and private sectors, and for its diverse community.

The Board of Directors is seeking an innovative and dynamic Library Director who will be charged with the exciting opportunity to shape the Adams Public Library in the future and develop new services that are responsive to its users. The Director will be responsible for an initial evaluation of all Library operations and charged with implementing a strategic plan that not only meets community needs, but also incorporates efficient, best practices within all significant areas of Library operations. The Director will also be responsible for the hiring and management of all staff, and serve as the Library's principle promoter and point-of-contact for all strategic relationships, including those with professional associations, the state's Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), and the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium. With significant support from the Board, and the local business community, the Director will have the opportunity to develop and grow a unique institution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a professional setting.
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Skill in strategic planning, financial management, and grant writing; knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms and equipment.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Appreciation of, and superior knowledge of, library-related software, including social media tools.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the latest consumer technology trends and their increasing impact on library operations.
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating new services and improving existing services, as well as the ability to instill and support this attitude among staff.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead change, develop staff competencies, and build high-performance teams.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience with low-income communities and their needs.
  • Experience with the feature and workflows of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably III Sierra.
  • Experience with the interpretation of local and state government regulations.
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations.

 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. The selected candidate will also enjoy benefits competitive with those enjoyed by other Rhode Island public library directors, to include but limited to a flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) program and health insurance.

Application Guidelines

The Board of Directors of the Adams Public Library welcomes all applicants who meet the above criteria, including those with significant experience in, or currently employed in, non-library settings. The Board of Trustees of the Adams Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive due consideration by the Board.

To receive first consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume, via email, by Friday December 1, 2017 to the below address:

director@cflibrary.org

All inquiries regarding this position must be submitted via email. The Board reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the Library and the community.

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Digital Archivist, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Digital Archivist

Davidson College seeks a collaborative and innovative early career Digital Archivist to join our archives and special collections team.  Reporting to the College Archivist & Records Management Coordinator, this person will partner with the Special Collections Librarian, the Project Archivist for Justice, Equality, and Community, the College Archivist, and other members of the library staff to preserve and make accessible born-digital and digitized archival content. The Digital Archivist will lead the development and implementation of policies, standards, and procedures for the acquisition and preservation of digital archival collections and will engage in outreach activities to promote the use of these collections.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a Master's degree in Archival Studies with experience in an academic library
  • Successful completion of coursework specifically addressing digital libraries, digital archives, digital preservation, digital forensics, and/or electronic records
  • Internship, practicum, or experience working with born digital materials in an archives
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, and EAD
  • Familiarity with one or more digital platforms, including WordPress, Bepress, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace or Omeka, and significant use of digitization technologies
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with fragile and unique materials and video, audio, and image editing
  • Familiarity with copyright, rights management, and privacy laws, especially as these concepts apply to the retention and preservation of born-digital and digitized materials   
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with others to provide reference and instruction
  • Interest in coordinating, documenting, and preserving oral history collections
  • Understanding of undergraduate liberal arts education       

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Apply by December 4, 2017, for fullest consideration. Open until filled. 

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter addressing their experience and skills and how these relate to the mission of Davidson College and the Library. For more information and the online application: http://employment.davidson.edu/cw/en-us/job/492653/digital-archivist 

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Special Collections Processing Archivist, Riverside Library, University of California, Riverside, CA

Rank and Salary Scale 
Assistant/Associate Librarian - Potential Career
$60,843 - $65,942

Organizational Unit
Special Collections and University Archives

Position Overview
The University of California, Riverside Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented Special Collections Processing Archivist to oversee the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Located an hour's drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR's students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world's information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of three facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 131 FTE librarians, support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at http://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC's more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC's California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections, the Processing Archivist is responsible for overseeing the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), and in collaboration with colleagues in SCUA and Collection Strategies, will contribute to the selection, appraisal, and acquisition of new collections.

  • Processes existing and incoming archival and special collections materials using best practices and current national standards, describing collections, and creating finding aids and related records in ArchivesSpace, the department's archival management system, as appropriate.

  • Uploads completed finding aids to online public access catalogs including consortial online databases, such as the Online Archive of California, in coordination with the Metadata & Technical Services staff.

  • Integrates digital collections with finding aids and related records, as appropriate, in coordination with Digital Initiatives staff.

  • Participates in projects to revise, edit, correct and digitally publish legacy finding aids.

  • Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments in consultation with the Special Collections and University Archives' Collections Management Librarian and Preservation Services Department.

  • In collaboration with the Special Collections and University Archives Public Services staff, provides advanced-level reference service to assist researchers, students, faculty, staff, and the community in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials as indicated or requested.

  • Raises public awareness of newly processed collections through social media, web-based platforms, and other outlets as appropriate

  • Collaborates with/assists the Director of Distinctive Collections or other exhibitions curators to identify Departmental holdings that highlight particular interests.

  • Collaborates with/assists the Digital Initiatives Program Manager or other curators to identify Departmental holdings that are candidates for digitization.

  • Participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of para-professional staff, student workers and/or interns; leads a team of student workers.

  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices, trends and performs continuous assessment of innovative methodologies, technologies and approaches. Identifies opportunities for improvement and communicates them to Departmental leadership.

  • Participates in general Departmental, Library and professional activities as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent; or a Masters in History with a specialization in Archives.
  • One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment
  • Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.
  • Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services.
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.
  • Knowledge of records management issues and best practices.
  • Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous work environment, maintain confidentiality and employ tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, Aeon, Millennium, and/or other content management and library collections systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dublin Core
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of at least one language other than English
  • Alma or another Next Generation Integrated Library Management System; Archon, Drupal or other standards-based web publishing environment, and Primo or another Next Generation Discovery layer.
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Physical, mental and environmental demands:

  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks weighing up to approximately 250 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to various campus locations.
  • Ability to bend to adjust or work with office and library equipment.
  • Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.
  • Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $60,843-$65,942. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Excellent retirement system, health and vacation benefits.

Application Information: 
Please complete and submit the information requested in AP Recruit (resume, names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position) as directed at: APRecruit (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF00856). The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by December 29, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information can be found here.

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Records Analyst, Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR

The Archives Division is recruiting for a Records Analyst. The salary range is $3,458 - $5,034 per month.

 

This is an Open Competitive recruitment open to any applicant who meets the qualifications.

 

The announcement can be found on the internet at:

http://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/employmentopportunities.aspx

 

To apply follow the link below to the State of Oregon E-RECRUIT system.

http://www.oregonjobs.org/

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Information Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

The Information Services Librarian at Health Sciences and Human Services Library provides front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, this dynamic and forward-thinking Information Services Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration to this user-focused position. To engage users and advance their success, this librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and provides University-wide research support through Research Connection, a comprehensive suite of research services.

 

This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, which is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, this librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL and with academic partners, such as the Writing Center, throughout the University. 

 

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty. For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL's Information Services Desk.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
  • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
  • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
  • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.
  • Advises faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
  • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
  • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.
  • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Poster Printing Service and IRB Consent Form Service.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank. 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

 

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 27, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/InfoSrvLib.  

MINIMUM SALARY:  $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

HOURS:  This full-time position includes some evening and weekend hours.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Papers: BIAS - Bias in Information, Algorithms, and Systems

A half-day workshop at the 2018 iConference to be held in Sheffield, UK
on Sunday, March 25, 2018

http://ir.shef.ac.uk/bias/

More than ever before, information, algorithms and systems have the potential to influence and shape our experiences and views. With increased access to digital media and the ubiquity of data and data-driven processes in all areas of life, an awareness and
understanding of areas, such as algorithmic accountability, transparency, governance and bias, are becoming increasingly important. Recent cases in the news and media have highlighted the wider societal effects of data and algorithms requiring we pay it more attention.

The BIAS workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in analysing  and tackling bias within their discipline, arising from the data, algorithms and methods they use. The theme of the workshop, bias in information, algorithms, and systems, includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Bias in sources of data and information (e.g., datasets, data production, publications, visualisations, annotations, knowledge bases)
  • Bias in categorisation and representation schemes (e.g., vocabularies, standards, etc.)
  • Bias in algorithms (e.g., information retrieval, recommendation, classification, etc.)
  • Bias in the broader context of information and social systems (e.g., social media, search engines, social networks, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Considerations in evaluation (e.g., to identify and avoid bias, to create unbiased test and training collections, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Interactions between individuals, technologies and data/information
  • Considerations for data governance and policy


The workshop aims to identify potential avenues for future directions around the notions of bias, algorithmic transparency and accountability, with the concrete goal of generating a collaborative proposal for publishing a position paper (e.g., in ACM SIGIR Forum) and/or the coordination of a special issue on BIAS for the journal Online
Information Review. With these goals in mind, the workshop will feature a keynote talk, presentations and posters from workshop participants, and thematic discussions in small groups.

Submission and Publication
The workshop welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Extended abstracts of up to 1,500 words,
  • Short research papers of up to 6 pages, and
  • Full research papers of up to 12 pages.


Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Submissions should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style guidelines (http://www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelinesand not exceed the word/page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bias2018). All accepted submissions will be published as workshop proceedings on CEUR-WS.org (http://ceur-ws.org/). Their metadata will also be provided in BibSonomy (https://www.bibsonomy.org/) and everything will be linked on the workshop homepage, together with the program and presentation slides. At least one author  of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: Jan 10, 2018
  • Submission deadline: Jan 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 25, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper: Mar 10, 2018
    (Abstract submission: Please submit the title and (short) abstract of
    your work until January 10 to speed up reviewer assignment.)

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bennett D. Katz Library, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Bennett D. Katz Library provides library instruction and research support as a member of a team of librarians at the University of Maine at Augusta. We are looking for an librarian who is enthusiastic about working with students across multiple distance learning modalities, including video-conferencing and online courses.
This full-time position is responsible for maintaining the Katz Library's Web presence, both on the official university web site and also on social media. The Reference and Instruction Librarian also tracks statistical data about the library and reports relevant data and trends to stakeholders, in partnership with library colleagues.
Please follow the link below to see the full job description and minimum qualifications.
Salary: Mid thirties to low forties

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Faculty, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Faculty Position in Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire a faculty member with a specialty in Digital Humanities Computing. The search is open-rank and open-department. The candidate will be hired into the department that best fits their background, which may be Library and Information Science or another discipline. For more information, please see the full job advertisement.

http://slis.ou.edu/Websites/slis/images/FACULTY%20POSITION%20IN%20DIGITAL%20HUMANITIES%20COMPUTING_FINAL.pdf

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Reference and Digital Projects Archivist, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a new entry-level position. The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist position is intended to give a recent ALA-accredited MLS graduate (or equivalent), with a concentration in archives management or a relevant field, the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of archives and digital collections and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS.   

Working in a collegial and service-oriented environment, this position will work across departments engaged with the strategic development of digital and archival collections to build connections to the College's unique materials.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and work closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

If you: have a passion for archives and digital stewardship; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

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Head of Library Advisory and Development, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

$54,836 - $102,866

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as the Head of Library Advisory and Development. 

This position reports to the Direct of the Board of Library Commissioners and supervises a team of Library and Advisory Development staff and consultants, as well as managing and implementing the MBLC's federal Library Services and Technology Act program, provides advisory services to public library directors, trustees, and friends; serves as program manager for the agency online reference and electronic content program, including statewide databases and automated networks; serves as program manager for the MBLC's library research service; and serves as member of the agency management team. 

We're looking for someone who is detail oriented, works well in directing a team, can communicate well, and is able to organize and set priorities for managing multiple projects. 

Qualifications:
Applicant must have at least:

A) five years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in library administration

B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or

C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: 

I. A Master's degree with a major in Library Science may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A completed Doctorate or course work completed and a dissertation in progress with a major in library science, public administration, or a related discipline may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

*Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

To see a full position description, visit here.

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers as the above link.

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Content Management Specialist, Saint-Gobain, Northborough, MA

This position provides content management and control for knowledge management systems, including project and technical information and reports, laboratory notebooks, and database records. The incumbent ensures that content and documents submitted by R&D employees are promptly and correctly classified, stored, and managed in accordance with confidential information policies and procedures. The position supports internal document delivery services, aspects of website and database maintenance, and other tasks supporting knowledge and library services and application development. This is a part-time role, requiring about 20 hours per week with a flexible work hours schedule.

The Content Management and Control Specialist provides oversight and validation of documents and records submitted to and released from the central knowledge management systems.

Your main responsibilities in this role are:

  • Checks submissions to ensure compliance with established procedures, including export control and confidentiality levels. Corrects non-conformities, and/or redirects problems for resolution as needed.
  • Processes requests for document releases by directing requests to the correct manager, documenting decisions, and delivering documents using the approved mechanisms.
  • Performs periodic audits of access permissions. Flags concerns for managers and resolves as directed.
  • Assigns, audits, receives, and releases laboratory notebooks in accordance with established procedures. Manages physical book collection and laboratory notebook archive, including inventory, storage, retrieval, and delivery.
  • Provides training for end-users; coaches where corrective action is needed.
  • Assists with database maintenance, record cleaning and migration, and permissions management.
  • Updates internet site with new content.


COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, HTML.
  • Experience with databases, documents, and records management for electronic and print collections.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong focus on customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Associates degree in business, records management, quality systems, or demonstrated equivalent
  • 1-3 years' experience in document or office management, audit or quality systems, or database administration


WHO WE ARE:
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency, and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Our company is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials, operating in 66 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company had sales of $ 39.6 billion in 2015 and employs more than 170,000 people worldwide.

MORE ABOUT NORTHBORO R&D CENTER:
Saint-Gobain's High-Performance Materials Group is a dynamic, global business with research and development activities centered in Northboro, Massachusetts (NRDC). The Northboro operation has been a major center for materials research since 1985. We have an outstanding record of achievement This and are committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. The 186,000-square-foot R&D Center is based in three buildings on a 26-acre site near I-290 in Northboro and has approximately 350 employees from 30 different countries.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Online Application Address is here.

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Textual Processing Internship, 18-PROC-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an 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 graduate 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 a 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.

 

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017.  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 Jennifer.marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-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. 

For more information, see this link.

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Oral History Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA 

Oral History Internship, 18-OH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing through our website.

 

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. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), 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 December 1, 2017. 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 Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-OH-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.

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Audiovisual Archives Intern, Audiovisual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 18-AV-01

Application review begins: 21 November 2017. Open until filled.


Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

The Audiovisual Archives has an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week.  Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV-01, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, 21 November. This posting is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-18-AV-01-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 15 January 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

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USDOT National Transportation Library Data Fellowship

Reference Code: USDOT-2017-0004-TW

The National Transportation Library (NTL) Data Management/Data Curation Fellows Program offers a hands-on experience with exposure to creating and evaluating data management plans, crafting data curation standard operating plans and policies, cataloging datasets for preservation, data format migration and other data services, all within the context of providing access to an entire research package which will contain data and reports, as well as networking and outreach. The selected candidate will have direct impact on new data management and curation practices for newly collected as well as legacy datasets. The DM/DC fellow will help to make transportation data more interoperable and open for reuse.

The chosen candidate could also conduct research on how the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Public Access Plan for federally funded research data impacts data management and data quality, or follow a number of other research paths. The Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on existing or new data management and data curation projects and initiatives.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by USDOT officials and are based on the candidate's academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

Questions regarding this ORISE opportunity can be directed to Ms. Lee-Ann Kiser (Lee-Ann.Kiser@orau.org).

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Library Assistant, Children's Department, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a Library Assistant to work in a busy Children's Department performing circulation desk duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees and fines, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills required. Enthusiasm for working with children and families is desired.This is a permanent part-time position to be scheduled 10-12 hours per week: 

Tuesdays 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Fridays 2:00pm -5:00pm

1 Sunday a month from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on a rotation (Between October and May)

Additional hours will be available when coverage is needed due to vacations or absences.

Qualifications

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required, along with one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

NA

Salary

$16.6668 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Town Application to The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresouces@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 671-993-2741 by November 27, 2017.

To view the full job description and town application please visit the Town Of Belmont Human Resources website: 

http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

See this link for more information

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Marketing and Community Relations Specialist, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary: $47,073 to $66,632 in 10 steps

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends as required

 

The Chelmsford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative individual for our position of Marketing and Community Relations Specialist. This person will work collaboratively and individually to market and promote the Library's programs, collections, activities and mission. This person will reach out to the community to bring in new library users and create beneficial partnerships with other groups and agencies in the Town of Chelmsford and surrounding areas.

 

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop and oversee a coordinated and cohesive marketing strategy
  • Coordinate social media and public relations efforts
  • Write and distribute the Library newsletter and email announcements
  • Assist in the design of a cohesive style guide for marketing materials
  • Assist in grant-writing
  • Design posters, fliers, handouts, mailings, calendars and more
  • Oversee physical and digital marketing displays
  • Write press releases and promotional items
  • Contribute to the library website
  • Be part of the adult program planning team
  • Identify potential community partnerships
  • Be familiar with compiling and analyzing output measures and social media metrics
  • Conduct polls, surveys and questionnaires
  • Conduct outreach events
  • Help identify non-users
  • Participate on committees and attend professional development training within MVLC (our consortium), state, region and national associations

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related subject required; library experience is required (even as a patron!), an MLS degree is a bonus; experience in marketing, communications or related field and/or in a library setting; avid reader a must; excellent skills in graphic design; experience with Word Press, Canva, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office, especially Publisher; excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Application: Submit cover letter, resume and at least three promotional samples to Library Director Becky Herrmann via email at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us - Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Funded PhD student opportunities, iSchool, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is actively
recruiting highly motivated, prospective doctoral students who are
interested in becoming partners in our world-renowned research and
scholarship program. We encourage applications from students from all
disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates are offered up to four years of funding in the form of
research, teaching, and service assistantships, including tuition waivers
and stipends as long as they remain in good standing. Students receive
one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence
in scholarship and high impact science. The School's flexible program
ensures that each student is provided with the intellectual guidance and
experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a
wide range of academic, business, and government settings.

We study how:

  • Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,
  • Systems serve people,
  • Libraries shape what we know and who we are,
  • History informs our identity and guides our information future,
  • Data science opens new windows to knowledge,
  • Information is a vital human resource.


For more on our vision: http://ischool.illinois.edu/research/vision

We highly value interdisciplinary work at our school. Our faculty and
students conduct research and collaborate on a broad range of topics:

  • Community informatics
  • Data curation
  • Data science
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital archives and libraries
  • Health and bioinformatics
  • History of information
  • Human-centered data science, Computational social science
  • Human-computer interaction, User experience, Computer supported cooperative work
  • Information policy, privacy, security, and ethics
  • Information literacy, Information access
  • Information retrieval
  • Information visualization
  • Informetrics
  • Libraries and librarianship
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing, Text mining, Text analysis
  • Network science
  • Organization of knowledge and information
  • Scientific data and knowledge practices
  • Youth services and digital youth


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


We encourage foreign and domestic students from historically and
statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. Deadline for PhD
applications is Monday December 04, 2017 (23:59, AoE (anywhere on earth),
more formally known as Howland Island time).

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, we
will host an online information session about our PhD degree in library and
information science. During the session, iSchool faculty and staff will
answer questions and provide information about our School and programs.
Login instructions are below.

ONLINE: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/meet
Login Instructions: http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/itdweb/bbcollaborate/
bbcmeetingrooms.php

If you are away from your computer or without a microphone, you may dial in
to the session as follows:
Meeting Room Number: +1-571-392-7703, PIN: 504 275 651
202

If you have questions or problems with regard to participation, please
contact our Help Desk:
help@support.ischool.illinois.edu+1-217-244-4903 or
+1-800-377-1892.

For additional information about the online information session:
http://ischool.illinois.edu/events/2017/11/07/phd-online-information-session

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NFAIS Educational Programs

November 7 MyScienceWork - A Global Platform for Researchers, Institutions, and Publishers

During this webinar, CEO & Co-founder Virginie Simon, PhD, and Yann Mah, Sales and Marketing Director of MyScienceWork, will be joined by two of their partners from the worlds of institutional repositories and publishing, Dr. Marc Diedrich and Darrell Gunter, respectively. This four-person panel will present how Polaris, developed by MSW, serves as a comprehensive digital platform designed for research institutions to archive complete scientific production, automate workflow, analyze/monitor scholarly outputs and make research more visible to key stakeholders. Don't miss learning about this latest addition to research sharing of importance to librarians, publishers, and researchers.   

Go to http://bit.ly/2yUcLGu for details and to register.

November 14 - Developing Data-Driven Strategies: Make Your Planning Make Sense

As an information provider, have you taken full advantage of all data resources to maximize your desired outcomes? Join Krista Thom, IEEE, Jay Holloway, OCLC, Amy Forrester, University of Tennessee, and Phill Jones, Digital Science to hear them describe how their organizations found that exploiting data has the potential to yield better decisions, move you in the right direction, increase productivity, or help to successfully launch a new business model. 

Go to http://bit.ly/2q4zDKk for more information and to register.

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Call for Proposals: RDAP18

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL<https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/>, invites calls for proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers, to present within the sessions described below.

Session topics are as follows:
I. Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
II. FAIR vs. Friction
III. Intersection of Publishing and Data
IV. Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
V. Research reproducibility - how data librarians are getting involved
VI. Open Call for Proposals

A brief description of each session is found here<https://goo.gl/YnV9HF> with the proposal submission questions. There will also be a poster session and separate oral session (TBD).

Please submit proposals via this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepr2zcgFS4Y7DbH19nmnbgkCM6Cb_QbV_hBkQ7JkjeG0aLFg/viewform?usp=sf_link> by Friday, November 17.
Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu).

Further information about the Summit can be found (or soon will be found) at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/.

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Law Librarian, SharePoint, Alexandria, VA

LAC Federal is seeking a Law Librarian with experience in Legal Databases including managing and tracking legal document workflow and creating and populating legal and administrative forms. This is a 1+ year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited in Alexandria, VA.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools.
  • The Librarian will be responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff, creating and maintaining digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics, training staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products, and providing research assistance.


Qualifications

  • Education Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

OR

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

  • Two years as a professional law librarian
  • Experience with using an electronic knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Candidate may substitute 2 years of work of experience managing an electronic knowledge management system for the above education qualifications provided they also have:
  • Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian

OR

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

OR

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/1k4Wqw
We welcome referrals!

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2018 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2018.  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 2017 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:
  • Definition of the research problem;
  • Application of research methods;
  • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
  • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  1. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

 

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2018 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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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum.

 

IP is seeking a part-time 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.

 

The 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
  • Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Saturday, January 20 (9:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-April

For more information, contact:

Katherine I. Campbell

Coordinator of Rights & Permissions

KCampbell@mfa.org

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Library Assistant, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Library Assistant I position at the Main Library, one of the busiest branch libraries in the state. This position will perform administrative and support work relating to processing and shelving of library materials; charging and discharging books; circulation functions; assisting patrons with information on collections, policies, procedures, and the use of computers. The ability to work patiently and politely with the public and the ability to communicate library policies and procedures effectively is required. Additional language skills are a plus. Knowledge of library systems. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and excellent customer service and computer skills. Must be available on some weekends and evenings, including Sundays in the summer and available to work at the Main Library. 12 to 14 hours per week. High School Diploma, experience working with the public and knowledge of computers is required. Starting salary $17.99 per hour. 

Resume and cover letter by November 20, 2017 to: 

https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/fd30e708-7909-17fd-48a9-e056e96e2a7c/apply?source=648318-CS-27260 

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Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of American Library Association, is pleased to announce the availability of its 2017-2018 scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

Lisa Zhao Scholarship Fund

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu  Scholarship Memorial Fund

This scholarship awards faculty and students at the Wuhan University, China. One award is for a library school faculty member ($400) and two awards go to library school students ($200 each).


Applicant Eligibility:

These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America (with the exception of The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-Yu Research and Scholarship). The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above. All scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars.

To apply, please go to http://www.cala-web.org/awards/cala_scholarships to access the application guidelines, application forms, reference forms and upload reference letter. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time March 5, 2018. The recipients will be announced by April 30, 2018 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2018 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2017-2018 CALA Scholarship Committee: 

Daniel Xiao (danxiao@tamu.edu) (Co-Chair)
Jie Huang (juh44@psu.edu) (Co-Chair)

Yang Zeng (yzeng@queenslibrary.org)

Suzhen Chen (suzhen@hawaii.edu)

Li Sun (lisun@rutgers.edu)

Tiewei Liu (tieweil@csufresno.edu)

Haiwang Yuan (haiwang.yuan@wku.edu)

Zao Liu (zliu@email.tamu.edu)

Jiaxun Wu (jiaxun@uchicago.edu)

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Research Assistant, Harvard Open Access Project, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) fosters open access to research, within Harvard and beyond, using a combination of education, consultation, collaboration, research, tool-building, and direct assistance. HOAP is a project within the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. For more detail, see the project home page at http://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap.

The Research Assistant will contribute to the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), using the TagTeam social-tagging platform, contribute to the Open Access Directory (OAD), and perform occasional research, help with grant reporting, and strategize about open access inside and outside Harvard University. The position offers remote work options, flexible scheduling, and community work spaces at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

The position will remain open until the job is filled, and plan to begin reviewing applicants as soon as possible.

Work Requirements/Benefits Information:

This part-time position is 17.25 hours per week. The pay is at a rate of $11.50+ per hour, with the possibility of more to suit qualifications and experience. This position does not include benefits. The role will include the expectation of regular weekend work as needed to support time-sensitive projects (approximately 2 - 4 of total 17.25). The Research Assistant must be based in Massachusetts. The work may be done remotely, but will include regular face-to-face meetings in Cambridge, Massachusetts to review progress and discuss new ideas. Unfortunately we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position. This position is approved through the end of August, 2018.

To Apply:

Please send your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Peter Suber at psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu with "HOAP application" in the subject line.

More information here.

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Children's and Youth Services Supervisor (Senior Supervisor), Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

The Berkshire Athenaeum seeks an innovative Youth Services Supervisor committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Pittsfield's youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships such as Pittsfield Promise, Enhancing Families Through Literature, WeeRead, Third Thursday, Curiosity Day, and Pajama Night, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. Materials and program budgets of approximately $25,000 help support this librarian in creating the place where young people want to be.  As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and train staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian's success. 

Qualifications

Masters degree in library science; dynamic and self motivated; experience in children's library services; demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature; demonstrated youth programming skills; demonstrated planning and budgetary skills; experience with library and office applications; and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Light physical effort is required in performing the duties of this position under typical library conditions including moving light loads of up to twenty pounds from the floor to positions overhead.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$35,394 to $51,903 annually in fourteen steps

Closing Date

November 20, 2017

How to Apply

We're looking for a fun team member to change the library and change lives!
Apply online:  https://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com/

Apply here.

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Children's & Youth Services Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

Summary: The Berkshire Athenaeum seeks an innovative Youth Services Supervisor committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Pittsfield's youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships such as Pittsfield Promise, Enhancing Families Through Literature, WeeRead, Third Thursday, Curiosity Day, and Pajama Night, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. Materials and program budgets of approximately $25,000 help support this librarian in creating the place where young people want to be.  As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and train staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian's success. 

 
Qualifications: Masters degree in library science; dynamic and self motivated; experience in children's library services; demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature; demonstrated youth programming skills; demonstrated planning and budgetary skills; experience with library and office applications; and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Light physical effort is required in performing the duties of this position under typical library conditions including moving light loads of up to twenty pounds from the floor to positions overhead.
 
This is a full-time, 35 hours/week position.
 
Apply by November 20, 2017 by following this link.

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Library Technician, Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of clerical and manual tasks in support of cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan functions of the library; performs all other related work as required.

 

Supervision:

Supervision Scope: Performs a variety of routine library functions in accordance with prescribed procedures which require constant attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general direction of a department head or other librarian.

 

Supervision Given:  None

 

Job Environment:

Work is performed under typical library conditions; noise level is moderate at times; evening and weekend hours may be part of regular work schedule.

 

Operates computers, printers, and all other standard office and library equipment.

 

Has frequent contact with library patrons, other library personnel, local schools, civic organizations and volunteers.

 

Errors could result in delay of service and adverse public relations.

 

Essential Functions:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations 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.)

 

Provides circulation desk services for patrons; performs a variety of related clerical functions.

 

Registers and maintains confidential borrower information.

 

Provides assistance in various phases of operation at the front desk; answers the telephone, provides basic directional, reference and reader advisory services; issues library cards; checks books and other library materials in and out using the library's computer system; collects and records fines for overdue books; stamps books.

 

Assists patrons in the use of library facilities; provides assistance to "Friends" group, other organizations and library volunteers as needed.

 

Processes new materials and prepares them for circulation; updates book and spine labels; places book jackets on appropriate materials; places ownership identification on all new materials; replaces books on shelves according to categories.

 

Contacts patrons who have overdue items; updates patron records.

 

Performs miscellaneous typing, filing and computer data entry work; maintains bulletin boards; shelves library materials; weeds shelves and maintains collection in proper order; uses photocopier; assists with special projects.

 

Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

High school education; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Working knowledge of library principles and procedures. Knowledge of books, authors and titles. Knowledge of inter-library loan procedures.  Knowledge of Dewey Decimal System.

 

Ability: Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to work with detail. Ability to perform all duties associated with circulation, cataloguing, maintaining and updating library registration, etc.

 

Skill: Skill in typing and in the use of other standard office machines. Interest in reading. Skill in computer operations

 

Physical Requirements:

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. Moderate physical effort required in performing functions under typical library conditions. Intermittent walking, reaching, crouching, climbing, and similar activities. Ability to use a keyboard. Incumbent is required to lift and shelve books and move boxes of books, which may weigh up to 30 pounds.

For more information, contact Library Director Nicole Langley at langley@noblenet.org

Application deadline is November 13, 2017.

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Imaging Technician, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Business Title: Part Time/Temporary Imaging Technician

SUMMARY

The Imaging Technician I produces high-quality digital images of library materials and collections. Creates images using digital cameras, film scanners, and document scanners. Applies digital image processing techniques to adjust tone, color, scale, and to otherwise reformat digital images. Performs quality control tasks. Handles irreplaceable documents, objects, and rare books. Undertakes special projects as directed.

 

This is a 90 day appointment. Hours are flexible, between 21-35 per week. 

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

  • Operates multi shot, scanning, and SLR digital cameras.
  • Operates film scanner.
  • Operates roller and sheet fed document scanners.
  • Uses studio lighting equipment.
  • Handles library materials (including irreplaceable art objects and rare books) according to established guidelines.
  • Uses image processing software to adjust digital images to match the color and tonality of originals.
  • Performs quality control reviews.
  • Records work steps and production statistics.
  • Organizes and cleans studio workspaces.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 1 year of professional experience in photography, digital imaging, or other graphic arts field.
  • Solid understanding of photographic principles.
  • Ability to accurately evaluate color and contrast.
  • Comfort and facility working with computers and software applications.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and other image capture and processing software to edit and organize image files.
  • Ability to adhere to strict handling requirements for rare and delicate materials.
  • Ability to maintain acute attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be organized, disciplined, and highly productive.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor's degree in photography or a related field, desirable.
  • Coursework in art history, architectural history, or studio art desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Setting up camera and lighting equipment and positioning original material involves lifting (up to 40 pounds), reaching, bending, and carrying.  Assignments involve sitting or standing for extended periods and can require working from a ladder.  Handling of delicate materials and equipment requires physical dexterity. High volume projects require repetitive actions be performed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The majority of the work associated with this position is performed in a photography studio. Work is performed in service operation with an expectation of high productivity and strict attention to detail.

 

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

 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to jfeather@fas.harvard.edu.

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Instruction Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Instruction Librarian provides essential support to the Library's teaching and learning program by teaching library instruction sessions at all levels, by consulting with faculty on course-related assignments and by providing continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

The person in this position works closely with the library's Teaching and Learning Team to design and implement the instruction curriculum, to create online tutorials and teaching resources, to promote information literacy across the curriculum, and to assess the impact the library's teaching and learning program has on student learning at Emerson. As a member of the Information Services department, the person in this position works regular shifts at the reference desk as well as occasional shifts in the evenings and on weekends. The person in this position also serves as the Library Liaison to one or more academic departments.

Requirements: 

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or an equivalent Master's degree in a writing or teaching program.
  • Familiarity with course management software.
  • Excellent classroom teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.
  • Excellent reference interview skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Canvas LMS
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Fluency with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Background in evidence-based pedagogy strongly preferred

For more information, see this link.

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Records Manager/ Digital Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, innovate, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the new position of Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats. The incumbent is expected to take a proactive approach in establishing close working relationships with departments across campus with a focus on the academic administration of the University.  

Responsibilities

  • Provide education and advice about proper records management and compliance with the records policy and appropriate local, state and federal laws through meetings, training sessions, and presentations. Assist departments with appraisal of records.
  • Assess University records not reflected in the retention schedule in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel and advisory committees.  Periodically review and update retention schedule to reflect changing legal requirements and university policies.
  • Work with University Archives staff to survey departments and offices for university records of enduring legal, administrative, and historical value.
  • Identify electronic records of enduring value and facilitate transfer of permanent records to University Archives.
  • Collaborate with campus units working on related problems in digital records retention, and research data archiving.
  • Maintain and disseminate information about the records management program via reports, websites, and publications.
  • Continuously expand knowledge of records management practices as well as with laws and policies that affect university records.  Display continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge. 
  • Document cost savings and other benefits to the university from the records management program.
  • Establish policies and develop and manage projects and workflows for processing digitized and born-digital archival materials, working collaboratively with Special Collections staff, Digital Technology staff, and other key partners from across the Library and University.
  • Manage ingest of selected websites and other web content and born-digital materials transferred or donated by members of the university community or selected by curators and librarians.
  • Evaluate and implement specialized tools that characterize, describe, and/or transform born-digital content as needed.
  • Coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tapes, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation, and access of this material.
  • Develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials given to Special Collections, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records.
  • Supervise and train staff and student assistants.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited library school and/or advanced degree in archives, records management, or other relevant field or combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Four years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of records management and archival theory and standards. Knowledge of metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA core, and TEI.
  • Experience with implementing records schedules; knowledge of record keeping systems and the legal and fiscal issues governing university records.
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding electronic record-keeping systems, such as electronic imaging, email systems, content management systems, and personal digital archiving.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
  • Knowledge of various methods of digital preservation, including the use of file packing formats and comprehensive software programs, as well as the OAIS reference model.
  • Ability to work with confidential information and to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and respect for privacy rights.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and public service orientation to convey program rationales and benefits to audiences at all organizational levels and background.
  • Evidence of accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and discretion.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, problem-solve, and implement effective programs, and complex projects and services.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with a broad range of personnel from various campus departments, including executive management, directors, managers, supervisors, faculty and staff employees.
  • Ability to work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Able to physically handle collections, including the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in an academic research library, ideally in an academic archives; understanding of higher education administration and management.
  • Experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues and developments.
  • Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensics tools and workflows; experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media (Kryoflux).
  • Continuing education in digital curation or preservation.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: ArchivesSpace, Aeon, BitCurator, BagIt, Preservica.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Experience with scripting language.
  • Experience working with legacy media.
  • Experience with public programs and outreach.
  • Evidence of program building success.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ140800. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, 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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Access Services Librarian, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Company Description: When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: ASL
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday; occasional evenings and/or weekends
  • Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary: The Access Services Librarian provides energetic, innovative, and user-focused leadership of Hatch Library circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan services; trains and supervises the work of library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned; and collaborates with other Hatch librarians in delivering research and instructional services to students and faculty in all Bay Path University programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee daily operation of Hatch circulation desk, reserves, and interlibrary loan (ILL) services to Bay Path faculty, staff, and students at all levels, including administration of BPU procedures and WMS software.
  • Provide information literacy instruction and support, in on-ground and online classroom environments, in collaboration with other Hatch librarians.
  • Perform outreach on behalf of the library, including via social media, to all Bay Path populations.
  • Share research desk coverage with other Hatch librarians, including in-person, phone, and email reference service.
  • Hire, train, schedule, and supervise the work of library student assistants and maintain regular contact with the Financial Aid Office and HR department, who manage BPU's work-study program.
  • Help maintain the Hatch Library web site in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Share collection development responsibilities with other Hatch librarians.
  • Participate in Hatch Library digital initiatives, including archives and institutional repository services, in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Share faculty departmental liaison responsibilities with other Hatch librarians.
  • Maintain current awareness of issues and trends in college access services through professional development resources and activities.
  • Conduct special research projects as needed.
  • Develop professional contacts with counterparts in other local institutions.
  • Supervise other Hatch staff providing access services as assigned.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Supervise Hatch Library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned.
  • Perform any other job related duties or tasks as assigned by the University.


Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least three years of related experience in an academic library preferred.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in access services in academic libraries.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency with social media tools, including facebook, twitter, and instagram.
  • Demonstrated understanding of established information literacy standards for academic libraries, including the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
  • Successful supervisory and leadership experience, with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently.
  • Experience with WMS and OCLC interlibrary loan software preferred.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with FERPA regulations.
  • A strong commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Ability to follow University policies and procedures.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.


Additional Information:
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions: Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


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Intern, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

West Hartford Public Library

Reference Services Internship Program

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program.  The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course.  The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production).  In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internship@westhartfordlibrary.org by November 26, 2016.  Candidates will be notified by mid-December.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

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

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient. Excellent customer service and communication skills a must. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Physical ability to regularly lift materials weighing up public library operations and functions and reading helpful. Starting salary: $16.41-$17.57/hour commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please submit resume or application and cover letter by November 15th, 2017, to Ann Essman, Human Resources Administrator, Town of LIttleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA or aessman@littletonma.org. The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

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Library Aide, Randall Public Library, Stow, MA

PART TIME LIBRARY AIDE

The Town of Stow is seeking a qualified candidate for the part time position of Library Aide at the Randall Public Library.

Rate of Pay: $14.54-$18.22 per hour dependent on experience.

Hours of Employment: 16 hours per week

Qualifications: High School Diploma or higher. Good communications skills and all applicants must enjoy working with the public (including children and young adults). Must pass a CORI check. All applicants must be computer literate and willing to learn new software applications. Preferred candidate will have library related clerical experience, hold an MLS or is currently studying for an MLS.

Benefits: This is a non-benefited position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for circulation including processing in-coming and out-going library materials, placing holds, and processing withdrawals, in-transit reports ComCat requests and delivery reports using the  Minuteman Library Network's Sierra software
  •  Answer reference questions with the support of the Library Director and other library staff (may include the use of the computer catalog and internet).
  • Answer phones, reserve meeting rooms, process museum passes.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials in the collection, as well as helping them with computers, and copy machine questions and problems.
  • Promote and participate in library programs and services and special events as requested by the Library Director
  • Catalog and process new materials into the collection.
  • Register new patrons.
  • Assist the Library Director in weeding the collection and advising the Director of the need to purchase and replace materials.
  • Complete assignments of Library Director as needed.

Physical Demands: The Library Aide must be able to bend, stand and lift at least 20 pounds.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Fournier, Library Director, Randall Public Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow, MA 01775, or mfournier@minlib.net  starting November 3, 2017. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm November 28th, 2017.

Start date for the position is December 15, 2017

Stow is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Assistant Dean, Special Collections, Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ

Job no: 493126 (apply here)
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries, the Assistant Dean for Special Collections & the Gallery provides leadership and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, Archdiocese of Newark archive, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work. The Assistant Dean provides expertise and creativity in the curation, development, collection analysis, and selection of collections, supports the Dean in donor relations and community engagement and works collaboratively within the library, the university, and the larger community. Closely coordinates the common collection space and processing between Special Collections and the Gallery. Leads, supports and develops staff, administrators and library faculty in their development and in the development of services, monitors and assesses progress on the division's objectives, and participates in the next level/steps of planning for the University Libraries and the division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction, support and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work in the common collection collection and processing spaces. Oversees services and workflows to increase efficiencies in processing collections. Collaboratively works to develop and shape policies, space efficiencies and accessibility and visibility of the collections. The Gallery runs an ambitious exhibition schedule, is responsible for the organization, description and preservation of the art and artifacts collection, including a significant ethnographic collection.
  • Develops, shapes, and stewards existing collections and selectively pursues grants/gifts of money and collections that reflect and support the institutional mission; helps to shape selective purchases of materials (rare books manuscripts, ephemera).
  • Serves on committees in the University libraries and in the University as appropriate; leads and develops library faculty, administrative and staff professional skills and career paths; other duties as assigned. Keeps abreast of current developments and best practices in the field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree - Library and Information Sciences, ALA accredited, or equivalent in in-depth training and experience or a recognized ALA MLS equivalent. Must have substantive experience in Archives and/or Special Collections; 3-5 years experience.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience and demonstrated increasing responsibilities; at least 3 years archives/special collections experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of archival arrangement and description, knowledge of preservation practices and library, archival (archival management and preservation) information technology applications (e.g. Preservica, BePress, Omeka); familiarity with the principles of records management.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and the work of others; demonstrated skills in planning, managing, evaluating programs and services.Experience with applications of technology relevant to archives management (such as ArchivesSpace) and digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic libraries and demonstrated understanding of digitization practices and applications in archives.
  • Excellent and clear communication skills across all constituencies: administration, faculty, staff, and in the professional venues for the field.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or second graduate degree preferred - field open.
  • Knowledge of rare books/manuscripts collecting desired.
  • Basic working knowledge of art/artifact description, handling, and/or preservation, familiarity with PastPerfect.

 

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD190

Physical Demands:

  • General office environment
  • Occasional heavy lifting and carrying

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Provide names and contact information for three references.
  • The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.

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Manager, Database Administration, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead, MA

Job description: You will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of eBooks throughout our production and distribution process. You will play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata and the quality review of eBooks in the channel. You will have the chance to interact with some of the most interesting book publishers around the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and evaluate data to solve complex technical and operational issues.
  • Exercise superb technical judgment and influence. Contribute to discussions and decisions, 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. 

Apply here.

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Historical Archivist, Diocese of Manchester, NH

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Bishop of Manchester is the visible principal and foundation of unity in the particular diocese entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. 

Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description. All employees of the diocesan administration assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.

This position is accountable to the Bishop of Manchester and is supervised by the Chancellor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The historical archivist is responsible for assembling, cataloguing, preserving, and managing valuable collections of historical information regarding the Catholic Church in New Hampshire and its ministries. The historical archivist primarily serves the administrative needs of the Diocesan Administration and assists parishes and Catholic schools with research, preservation, and records management issues but also makes the archives available to the public for scholarly research.

DUTIES:

  1. Assist the Bishop and Diocesan staff by fulfilling the ministry of the archives as a working and helpful diocesan ministry.
  2. Assists the diocesan, parish, and Catholic school staffs with research, preservation, and records management matters.
  3. Assist parishes facing closings and mergers with cataloguing, preserving, and retaining ecclesiastical records and sacred patrimony in accordance with canon law.   
  4. Collect, preserve, and make available for scholarly research by appointment historical materials in accordance with canon law and civil privacy laws.
  5. Establish a budget.
  6. Continue to process archival materials in accordance with established Record Groups.
  7. Respond to research requests from the diocesan staff, parishes, schools, other Catholic organizations, and members of the publicies.
  8. Continue the preservation process including digitization of records.
  9. Continue to accession and deaccession materials according to established policies.
  10. Design and collaborate with others to create exhibits that portray the history of the Diocese of Manchester and its ministries.
  11. Collaborate with colleagues in public and private local archives
  12. Complete projects and assignments as directed by the Chancellor and Bishop of Manchester.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:                              

Education: Bachelor Degree required. Professional training and/or certification as a historical archivist or related field preferred.

Experience: Work or experience in archives or library science preferred.  Work or volunteer experience in a Roman Catholic parish, Catholic school, or institution also preferred.

Skills: Proficiency in the use of personal computers including: word processing, spreadsheet, database, and Internet programs (requirement details are found in a separate document and are under the direction of the Director of Information Services)

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing and strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to work well with others both within and outside of the Diocesan Administration in order to achieve objectives.

Ability to use computers, calculators, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and other office equipment. 

ENVIRONMENT:

  1. Minimal exposure to chemicals related to copier equipment and general office solvents
  2. Lifting and carrying objects up to ten pounds occasionally required
  3. Reaching at or above shoulder level occasionally required; reaching below shoulder level frequently required
  4. Frequent hand manipulation required to operate controls and equipment; occasional hand manipulation in grasping and/or handling materials is required
  5. Other physical activity (twisting, bending, squatting, crawling, kneeling, climbing) occasionally required
  6. Ability to walk and carry materials up and down four flights of stairs. The repository is not handicap accessible.
  7. Traveling throughout the State of New Hampshire rarely required

DQuinlan@RCBM.org  Please send resume to Diane Quinlan Chancellor for the Diocese of Manchester, NH

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Records Analyst, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

JOB SUMMARY: Assist in the maintenance of the firm's client and business information including physical and electronic files; collects and organizes all incoming related work, including retrieval and distribution of files. The RIM Analyst serves as an initial point of contact for internal and external client requests and inquiries. In accordance with department policies and procedures, applies appropriate disposition to records. Provides support, as needed, for the firm's document management system.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Coordinates workflow and is responsible for prioritization of personal workload on a daily basis.
  2. Prepare new records, following department procedures.
  3. Edit and track existing records, including researching information on file activity history, by utilizing records management system reports.
  4. Under direction from the Records Mobility and Disposition Coordinator (RMDC) and in accordance with the Firm's retention policy, review emails and records eligible for disposal or final disposition.Follow records disposal procedures communicating with responsible attorneys, clients, vendors and IT as appropriate.
  5. Assist RMDC with the review and release of designated client records (including email, physical and electronic) for transfer out of the Firm.
  6. Work on a team as a customer service representative, retrieving and delivering files from the records department or offsite storage, and answering requests in all formats.
  7. Creatively solve problems and adhere to department standard operating procedures and policies while executing good judgment in escalating issues to the RIM Supervisor.
  8. Assist with the training of new and existing department employees and end users.
  9. Assist the RIM Supervisor with ensuring compliance of department and Firm policies and standard operating procedures.
  10. Assist the Senior RIM Analyst with the attorney departure process including the collection, review and vetting of attorney's personal emails and documents.
  11. Under instruction of the Senior RIM Analyst, file client and Firm email to the Firm's document management system.
  12. Support other records functions and Knowledge Management initiatives as needed.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Two years of general office work including data entry, records filing and related duties; law firm experienced preferred.
  3. Experience working with intellectual property, trust administration, and litigation records preferred.
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft office.
  5. iManage Records Manager (IRM) experience desired
  6. Experience with iManage/FileSite preferred.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
  8. Experience working with electronic records system preferred.
  9. Familiarity with records/document retention procedures preferred.
  10. Familiarity with incoming and outgoing records transfer procedures preferred.


ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under tight time constraints
  • Ability to follow instructions from internal and external clients and follow through on requests
  • Ability to accomplish a task by carefully paying attention to all levels of detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and other support staff.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a professional manner in all situations
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work within a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal office environment and schedule.
  • Capability to lift at least twenty-five pounds repeatedly.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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Medical Education Librarian, MaineGeneral Health, Augusta & Waterville, ME

  • Provides reference, research, and document delivery services for patrons
  • Maintains the library information databases, Performs and/or supervises daily cataloging, circulation, reference, and acquisition functions.
  • Develops, coordinates and provides educational programs for library/'medical education to ensure regulatory compliance. Develops and provides educational programs for library patrons.
  • Monitors, maintains, and prepares compliance with medical education standards. 

Please apply online

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Job Opportunities, Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking ambitious and creative archives and special collections professionals advance the Libraries growing needs. This is an exciting time at the MIT Libraries. With the recent MIT Faculty Report on the Future of Libraries, the Institute has reaffirmed the importance of the Libraries. MIT has a bold new vision for the library as an open global platform rooted in our shared values and mission; supported by innovative approaches to community and relationships, discovery and use, and stewardship and sustainability; and informed and enabled by an expanded emphasis on research and development. To advance this vision, the Libraries have committed resources to building organizational capacity in archives and special collections and is seeking to hire three new positions: 

  • Program Head, Special Collections - Leads strategy and workflows related to the appraisal, acquisition, processing, description, curation, management, conservation, and preservation of special collections, including visual collections and rare books, in collaboration with other colleagues in IASC and the Libraries. Promotes and interprets rare and unique collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Archivist for Collections - Oversees the acquisition, processing, description, management and preservation of archival and manuscript collections. Contributes to collection development, collection donor relations, and establishing strategies and priorities for processing and access. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Digital Scholarship Archivist - Coordinates, facilitates and enhances activities to advance student, faculty and public awareness and use of, learning with, and access to digital archives and special collections.  Assists with coordination of digital collections workflows and the creation of digital assets from archives and special collections materials. Works with Libraries' technology tools and platforms to expand access to IASC content, through the website and other medium. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017; positions open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

 

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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Open Positions, Haiti Projects, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position #1: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Oversee regular maintenance and repair of equipment and building- contract and negotiate with repairmen
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

 

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

 

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

 

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 

Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

 

Position #2: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

Mission: Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org no later than November 12, 2017.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. The position is for applicants with expertise in the management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, and computational techniques in bioinformatics. Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, program building, scholarly research resulting in high quality publications and presentations, and service to the department, college, university, and profession. Instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in health informatics and expanding the curriculum of the nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, a member of the iSchool Caucus. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. an earned doctorate in health informatics, computer science, information science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered for Assistant Professor rank);
  2. evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; and
  3. evidence of teaching experience, commensurate with rank. For applicants to Associate Professor rank, evidence of national standing in scholarship is required.  

 

Preferred qualifications include: 

  1. evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods;
  2. work experience in a health care environment/setting; and
  3. evidence of collaboration with other colleagues. For applications to Associate Professor rank, evidence of international standing in scholarship is required.  

 

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. 
To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52959. You must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 
The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Search Committee Chair for Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu or 940-565-3559.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
 
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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Faculty Position, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

The incumbent is expected to become a leader within a vibrant community of humanists and other researchers using computational tools. A successful candidate in this position will play an integral role in the development of the DSP. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational opportunities and research support. The incumbent will take a leadership role in curriculum and research development for this cross-disciplinary program and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the Data Scholarship Program and the home department(s). Humanities researchers at OU are allied through the Humanities Forum (http://www.ou.edu/humanitiesforum.html), which among many other activities has regularly hosted a Digital Humanities Symposium featuring local and national leaders in Digital Humanities. In addition, digital humanists are supported and connected through the award-winning staff of the Digital Scholarship Lab, who help to forge collaborations among researchers across the disciplines. Such connections include those with faculty from the College of Engineering who teach in the rapidly growing, Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (datascience.ou.edu<http://datascience.ou.edu/>).

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a humanities, information science, or related discipline.
  • An active and productive research program.
  • Experience with computational tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing data.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to digital humanities computing project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing datasets, data modeling and structuring, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or aural data.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital humanities interpretation and humanities computing skill development.
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed or other high-impact scholarly publication.
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

 

Salary
The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the HumanResources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook

Applications should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/46095 <http://apply.interfolio.com/46095>  on ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at jmabbas@ou.edu.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


Dr. June Abbas will be attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference. Please contact her at jmabbas@ou.edu if you wish to arrange a time to talk with her about the position.

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Call for Papers: Independent Libraries Association Conference 2018

Past, Present, Future: the People in Independent Libraries

Library of Innerpeffray, by Crieff, and the Leighton Library, Dunblane: Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd June 2018 

The Independent Libraries Association's annual conference continues the aim of bringing together those working in and around the independent library sector. 2017's conference followed the theme of 'collections', the core of any library; but what are texts without their readers? In 2018 the conference will focus on people. The membership of independent libraries is growing healthily, but individual institutions often battle against perceptions of exclusivity and anonymity. People who use independent collections, as well as the people who make the collections accessible are all welcomed under this year's theme. Papers on library founders, readers, members, subscribers, librarians, archivists, interns, volunteers, trustees, benefactors, partner institutions and/or the general public will all be considered. We are delighted to be holding the 2018 conference in Scotland, with joint hosts the Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff, and the Leighton Library, Dunblane. The Associations' intention is to foster networking between all those who work in or around libraries, archives, and special collections.

We welcome 20-minute papers in any of the following areas, though proposals from anyone in the independent library movement are welcome:

  • Famous Founders and/or well-known readers;
  • Increasing reader numbers and serving the community;
  • Borrower records and histories;
  • Volunteers and their contributions;
  • Crowd-sourced projects with students and the general public;
  • Online communities and open-access projects;
  • Architectural design to promote access;
  • Free at the point of use? Membership and subscription schemes;
  • Make do and mend: staffing an independent library.

We emphasise that papers do not need to be scholarly. The Association is committed to hearing a diversity of perspectives. Submissions should be sent to Jill Dye and Louisa Yates at independentlibraries@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 3rd February 2018. Please direct any queries to this address. 

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Faculty Position, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018.

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Academic Libraries
  • Research Methodologies
  • Information Retrieval
  • Archives
  • Digital Repositories
  • Information Science

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs

 

Applications and nominations are invited for this position. Salary is fully competitive. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Find the full job description at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19570. All application materials MUST be submitted at the link above. 

School Information is available at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/library_and_information_science

For further information, questions, or to submit nominations, send an email to Dr. Dick  Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@email.sc.edu803-777-3858

The University of South Carolina is committed to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Call for Proposals: ARLIS/NA

Have you written a paper or completed a project on art librarianship? Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2018 Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) conference in New York, N.Y. are now being accepted! The session will be held on February 26

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to art and/or visual resources librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme "Out of Bounds" and highlight how the profession is influenced by outside disciplines will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view conference proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (https://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please submit the following to Meredith Hale at runmerd@gmail.com by November 27, 2017:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (250 words
  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Shared Collections

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is ayear-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit. 

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only), for Serials Cataloging,   and for Government Documents Cataloging. The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both the Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 11, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. 

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

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Children's Program Specialist, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

Location: Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

Description:

The Pawling Library is seeking a Part Time Children's Program Specialist. The specialist will create and run library programs and services that target literacy and STEAM skills, in cooperation with the Children's Program Coordinator. These programs will engender learning and literacy skills in children and will demonstrate to their parents and caretakers how to create a productive learning environment. The specialist's primary area of focus will be school-aged children and their families.

We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and compassion to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating children's programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
  • Operating within a program budget.
  • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • 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.
  • Providing reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the library director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective targeted children's programming.
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
  • Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Childhood education experience a plus.

Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred.

 

Position: Part-time: 15-17 hours per week. Sundays required except in July and August. 

Pay: $15.75/hr

Benefits: Paid time off available after six months. 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.

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Youth Services Librarian, Norton Public Library, Norton, MA

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN WANTED
The Norton Public Library has an immediate opening for an innovative and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Department is a priority in this small but fast-paced library. 
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and publicizing the library's programs and services to children, teens and caregivers; purchasing and maintaining the collection; and building relationships with schools, homeschoolers and other community partners. 
Position reports to the Library Director. This is a professional position. 
The ideal candidate will bring the skills and/or ability to learn programming, collection development, readers' advisory, circulation duties, assisting patrons with technology and participating in the library's online presence and marketing, including the website, digital display, social media and emerging technologies. Programs include family storytimes, Jr. Friends, enrichment programs with community groups, and summer reading. Position is 35 hours per week and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation. This is a benefited position and includes health insurances, vacation, sick and holiday leave 
Qualifications
  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of skills and experience required 
  • Experience in a public library strongly preferred 
  • Strong public service orientation and skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment 
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature 
  • Knowledge of library skills and operation
  • Demonstrated ability with technology, including library automation, social media, digital resources
  • Comfortable with Excel, Word and publishing programs at efficient speed 
  • Comfortable with, or able to learn, website management 
  • Creativity and ability to plan, develop, execute and supervise programming 
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional standards 
  • Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves 
  • May be required to move and arrange office furniture in the library, such as chairs and tables
  • Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges; work functions involve close work with books, library materials and patrons 
Salary: $40,222 
Closing Date: November 21st or until position is filled 
Please send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to: 
Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library - lparker@sailsinc.org 
Or
Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library, 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

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Intern, Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, RI

RI State Archives

337 Westminster St.

Providence, RI 02903

(401) 222-2353

The Rhode Island State Archives serves in preserving and maintaining the permanent records of state government. With a collection of historical records, dating from 1638 to the present, the "State Archives and Historical Records Act" created the State Archives as the "official custodian and trustee for the state of all public records of permanent historical, legal or other value". We are open to the public and assist patrons who wish to pursue research in genealogical topics, legislative history, and other interests.

The Rhode Island State Archives is seeking a library school student interested in materials description, meta data, exhibit building, inventory, and reference. The student will develop a working knowledge of the general parts and major individual resources that make up our collection and have the opportunity to select projects in reference, data entry, inventory, exhibitions, or if possible, specific projects created for a student with particular goals in learning in the archives and records keeping environment.

This is an unpaid position with hours of work negotiable within our regular business hours.

Qualifications:

  • Meet the requirements for eligibility as stated in your MLIS or equivalent program.
  • Ability to focus on and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks
  • Some experience or coursework in cataloging and copy-cataloging
  • Strong public services skills, including tenacity for information problem solving
  • Interest in gaining experience in an archives environment.
  • Available to work during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Please contact Ashley Selima, State Archivist and Public Records Administrator, at aselima@sos.ri.gov with questions or to apply. 

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Records Manager/Digital Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, innovate, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the new position of Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats. The incumbent is expected to take a proactive approach in establishing close working relationships with departments across campus with a focus on the academic administration of the University.

The full posting can be found online at the Brown Career Site.

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Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library, Houston, TX

The Harris County Law Library seeks a dynamic, public-service oriented law librarian to join our collaborative, innovation-driven team as an Assistant Law Librarian. The position focuses on providing reference support for self-represented litigants, attorneys, and county officials of the nation's third most-populous county. Through participation in the Law Library's outreach efforts, instructional services, and digital content development, the position also presents a real opportunity for professional growth for a motivated law librarian seeking new challenges, including the chance to build innovative programs and create digital content through the Law Library's Legal Tech Institute.

See the complete job description for a detailed list of duties and responsibilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Law Library Deputy Director Joseph Lawson at Joseph.Lawson@cao.hctx.net. The position is currently available and applications will be considered as received.

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Technology Librarian, Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, VT

Part-Time Technology Librarian:

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, Vermont seeks a part-time technology whiz to join our staff! If you love learning about the latest gadgets, and excel at helping others learn about technology, we want to hear from you. This is a great opportunity for a tech guru to work and live in the beautiful, welcoming Upper Valley region of Vermont.

This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the online library catalog, integrated library system, and all library networks including servers, Internet, telephones, security and other automated systems. Documents and updates procedures, and trains others to use those procedures. This position supervises technology training programs for library patrons and staff. This position is responsible for computer security within the library. May also be responsible for licensing and providing access to online library database subscriptions. NWPL is part of a consortial environment, and this position must work closely with a central systems office and with peers at sister institutions to ensure the smooth functioning of a shared online system.

The duties include: Knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies, such as PowerPoint, html, and website management software; ability to quickly teach oneself new technologies, create necessary documentation and other training tools, and be prepared to teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents. Familiarity and skills with html syntax, and with creating and updating of web pages. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Windows Server and Network Administration would also be helpful.

Minimum requirements: MLS and/or computer science degree and relevant experience.

Anticipated start date: late 2017/early 2018. Salary, hours and schedule to be determined.

Please send resume & cover letter to Amanda Merk, Executive Director, NWPL to amanda@normanwilliams.org

Applications will be accepted until November 30th.

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library 

Library Clerk - Program and Events  

L422-720

15 hours per week including at least one evening per week and Saturdays as needed. Specific hours will be discussed with candidates. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

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. Room booking software experience preferred.

  • Excellent organizational, oral and written skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Punctuality, flexibility and dependability
  • Ability to foster teamwork and work well on a team
  • Ability to adapt plans in the moment to effectively adapt to the unexpected; remains calm in emergency situations
  • Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through
  • Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner
  • Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting
  • Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices
  • Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel software. Familiar with LibCal or other room booking software. Able to schedule with online calendar
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to proofread work with high degree of accuracy
  • Flexibility to meet staffing needs during vacation periods and in emergencies
  • Knowledge of basic library concepts
  • Excellent judgment    Tact    Empathy    Patience    Maturity    Sense of humor  

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; 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 computer screen and to scan a room; Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to utilize a keyboard; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to move around heavy items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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.

 

DUTIES:

  • Serves as a contact for room and program requests; reserves library meeting and program spaces through booking software; assists in maintaining online events calendar
  • Responds to electronic and phone inquiries regarding programs and events in a timely manner
  • Provides tours and walk-throughs of meeting rooms and event spaces
  • Assists in maintaining program and event supply inventory; Organizes kitchen and storage
  • Assists in ensuring all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented; communicates program schedules and changes appropriately
  • Works closely and cooperatively with library and city staff including the Friends, Trustees and Foundation members, as appropriate.
  • Supports the programming efforts of the branches, Youth Services and Adult Services
  • Supports internal staff events
  • Assists in Coordinating staff participation in city events, such as Danehy Family Day
  • Works cooperatively with IT to maintain audio visual equipment
  • May represent the Library at programs ensuring a positive experience for presenters and attendees, smooth operations and effectively handles any last-minute changes; may pick up, greet and introduce speakers
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists in supporting communications and public relations efforts, such an inputting events in local calendar listings, updating community contact lists, etc.
  • Any other duties required by the Manager for the good of the department and the library system

 

RATE: $18.82 per hour to $22.42 per hour in five steps

 

DEADLINE: November 16, 2017

 

APPLY TO:                

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov 

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Job Opportunities, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

IS ONE OF YOUR 2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TO TAKE A STEP FORWARD IN YOUR CAREER?
Due to the coincidence of two long-service librarians' retirements, the Abbot Public Library, in the classic New England town of Marblehead, MA , is looking to fill the parallel management positions of Head, Public Services, and Head, Technical Services. If your experience, expertise and enthusiasms are in either the public services or technical services operational areas, we invite you to consider the job postings below.

The Town of Marblehead is a coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, with a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library.

HEAD, PUBLIC SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Seeking an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the recently created position of Head, Public Services.  This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Public Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving the Library's Public Services operations, including Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related services. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area; coordinates the Public Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Public Services.
  • In consultation with Library Director, provides weekly schedules to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (i.e., Circulation, Reference, Children's  Room). Modifies daily schedules as needed.
  • Recommends materials for purchase in the adult non-fiction area, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the discarding of Library materials in these collections.
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference Service in performance of duties.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services supervisory position. Strong communication and customer service skills; flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader. Excellent computer literacy.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

HEAD, TECHNICAL SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area; coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Technical Services.
  • Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed to be added to the Library's collections.  Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library's collections.
  • Tracks expenditure of Library's materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.
  • In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library's computer equipment.
  • Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.
  • Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records; flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader; Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.


FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

SALARY RANGE

$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually, in steps

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by November 24th, 2017.

APPLICATIONS
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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Call for Submissions: DERAIL Forum, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum will take place at Simmons College in Boston, MA on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. The DERAIL Forum is focused on highlighting critical approaches to Library and Information Science (LIS) practice and education that impact us as students and professionals. DERAIL is open to all SLIS graduate students in library, archive, children's literature and cultural heritage studies. DERAIL especially encourages submissions from those who do not have previous experience presenting at conferences. 

DEADLINE is January 1st, 2018

Possible topics for proposals include (but are in no way limited to):

  • Race and racism in LIS institutions
  • Social justice and diversity in LIS curriculum
  • Bias in subject heading and description standards
  • 'Diversity' in hiring and promotion practices
  • Case studies or specific LIS projects using social justice frameworks
  • Accessibility in online environments
  • Representation in archival and library collections
  • Bilingual service and finding aids

Session Types:

*Workshops: a session with facilitator(s) centered on a specific topic, demonstration and/or practical skills and techniques. Please indicate a specific skill or outcome for attendees.

*Panel Presentations: may cover a specialized topic from different perspectives or a general topic in-depth. Should provide sufficient time for audience questions. One of the panel participants may participate virtually.

*Individual Paper/Presentation: Proposals that are not already part of a set panel. May be assigned to a panel with similar topics.

*Posters: Posters are welcome in both digital and physical formats and should depict and summarize research related to forum topics and themes.

*Non-traditional formats: We encourage creativity in proposals and invite submissions that may not fit into the other categories described if they fit with Forum topics. Please contact derailforum@gmail.com with questions.

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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 direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining online access to content licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key discovery and cataloging workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and article discovery services. Manages YUL's troubleshooting service, focused on complex access problems. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to support and improve access to licensed electronic collections.

Manages access to licensed and open access electronic resources through key systems such as the knowledge base, link resolver, discovery service, and integrated library system; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Supports access to e-resources via IP authentication, remote access through VPN, and other network and identity management controls. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Oversees departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • The ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system or knowledge base. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources over time.
  • Familiarity with library acquisitions and licensing and how these impact access to electronic resources. An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team 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.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing e-resources within an ILS, knowledge base, link resolver, and article discovery service. Familiarity with batch load procedures. Knowledge of e-resource licensing. Understanding of e-resource access issues. Demonstrated record designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

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

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.

http://bit.ly/2ynFEKt

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Electronic Resources Acquisitions 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 direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the acquisitions life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key acquisitions and licensing management workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and discovery services. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to ensure the efficient acquisition and licensing of electronic resources.

Oversees ordering of electronic content in Yale integrated library system (Voyager) and the license tracking system. Manages key e-resource life cycle processes such as the management of trial access, tracking licensing data, and the collection of usage statistics for electronic resources purchased or subscribed to by YUL; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Contributes advanced knowledge to departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Takes an active role in Yale University Library's license review process. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience with library acquisitions.
  • An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team 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.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing acquisitions processes within an ILS. Knowledge of e-resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place. Understanding of access issues as they pertain to the discovery and use of e-resources. Demonstrated record of designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

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

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.

Online Application Adress: http://bit.ly/2iiESYw

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Public Services Assistant, BiblioTemps, Dartmouth, MA

Location: UMass School of Law- Dartmouth

Start date: 10/30/17

End date: 1/19/18

Schedule: 37.5 hrs/wk: Mon & Tues 1-9; W,Th,F 9-5

Pay rate: TBD

CORI requirements: required

Duties:
Attend to the functions of a combined reference/circulation department in an academic law library. Must interact with law faculty, students, staff, members of the bar, and the public. Experience with interlibrary loan is desirable. Familiarity with sources of law, legal institutions, legal publishing and databases is preferred. Service oriented with excellent customer skills. Familiarity with common office software, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, and OCLC. Ability to learn Alma-Primo. Ability to learn Westlaw and Lexis. Familiarity with common office printers and scanners. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Able to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to shelve items at floor to 6 foot heights. Able to stand or sit for extended periods.

Email your resume and contact information for 3 references to Shelah Coullard, Bibliotemps Manager at bibliotemps@masslibsystem.org. 
Online Application Address: 

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Head of User Services, University Library, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

California State University, Sacramento

Head of User Services 

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing and in close collaboration with the Library Media Center.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

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Job Opportunities, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

T Senior Administrator (Librarian IV)

New Haven Free Public Library (CT)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=43

Application Deadline:  Nov. 17, 2017

Salary Range: $68,891 - $79,851

MLIS Required

 

Business Reference Librarian (Librarian II)

New Haven Free Public Library (CT)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=42

Application Deadline:  November 17, 2017

Salary:  $46,903

MLIS Required

 

Young Minds & Family Learning Librarian (Librarian II)

Check here for listing on October 30, 2017, https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm

Application Deadline:  November 24, 2017

Salary:  $46,903

MLIS Required

 

Library Technical Assistant (IT track)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=44

Application Deadline:  November 3, 2017

Salary:  $45,707

Civil Service Library Support Staff

 

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Librarians, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is now accepting applications for two librarians in residence. The application period will close on December 15, 2017 with a July 1, 2018 start date. We are hosting a series of webinars for those interested in applying.

Join us for a webinar about ACRL's Diversity Alliance Residency for new librarians at the University of Virginia Library.

Register using the links below.

November 1, 2017

2:00-3:00 pm EST

 

November 7, 2017

1:00-2:00 pm EST

 

November 7, 2017

4:00-5:00 pm EST

The University of Virginia Library invites applications from early career librarians for our three-year Resident Librarians program.

Residents will join a cohort from 30 other ACRL Diversity Alliance member institutions. Two positions are available.

Full posting and application instructions are here.

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Assistant Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities include teaching in a defined area of library administration/management in service to a specific population such as school libraries, youth services, or archives.

Must also be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods).

Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to actively participate in assessment activities.

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities (such as program coordination) assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;

Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in the discipline.

Experience in supervising internship and fieldwork programs, and the ability to work closely with Chicago-area practitioners to secure internship, clinical and fieldwork positions. Demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes will be valued.

Chicago State University is a fully accredited (HLC) urban-mission, minority serving institution of approximately 5,000 students. It offers 37 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate and professional degree programs and two professional doctorates. The Information Studies Department is in the College of Education. The College of Education is accredited by NCATE. The Library and Information Science program is in Candidacy for initial accreditation with the American Library Association and its faculty is expected to contribute to this effort.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, post a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com. Review begins immediately and search remains open until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Gabriel Gomez at ggomez@csu.edu, or call 773-995-2598. Chicago State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Technical Services Assistant - Position Description

Harvard Library Information and Technical Services is seeking an individual to provide temporary assistance receiving, paying, and copy cataloging materials in a variety of Western European, African and Indic languages. This is a less than half-time position, working under 17.5 hours per week until May 25th, 2018.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: Joh duties include searching titles at point of receipt, verifying bibliographic information, copy cataloging books and processing invoice payments through the Aleph acquisitions module. Additional support tasks include unpacking shipments of books and sorting and organizing materials for bibliographer review.

Qualifications: Attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude with technology, knowledge of Windows applications and solid keyboarding skills arc essential.

Prior library acquisitions experience is strongly desired.

Familiarity with at least one Western European language is desirable.

Knowledge and transactional experience with the Aleph acquisitions module preferred.

Work must be performed between 8am-5pm, M-F.

 

Additional Requirements: Familiarity-with Indic languages or African languages, such as Amharic, is desirable.

 

EEO Statement:

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

 

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to klint@fas.harvard.edu

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University Archives Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search will remain open until November 21, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu

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Graduate Student Assistant, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA

Graduate Student Assistant - CAS Dean's Office

The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.

The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties.

The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed.

This appointment is until December 20, 2017 with potential for a continuing appointment contingent upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu. Address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

Application link: https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Simmons-Student-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Graduate-Student-Assistant---CAS-Dean_R03486-1

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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

October 27, 2017 

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.

Duties:

Directs and performs children's and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children's and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  2. Working knowledge of children's literature and children's programming;
  3. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  4. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  5. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  6. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  7. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children's programming. A bachelor's in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

 

Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.

Salary negotiable.

 

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

director@kingston-library.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Summer Analyst Intern, Federal Reserve Bank at New York, New York, NY

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is looking for summer interns. See full description on this brochure: https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/careers/research_analysts/2016_ra-brochure.pdf?la=en

Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1.

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Manager of Library Locations, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA

Job Title: Manager of Library Locations

Closing Date: 11/8/2017 @ 12PM (noon) EST

City & State: Suffolk, VA

Description: Suffolk Public Library is anchored by three locations but not limited by them. As a library system committed to community engagement, we want a Manager of Library Locations to help us come out from behind our desks, connect with our customers and transform our spaces to inspire learning and change in our community. We are looking for someone to manage our three library locations, coordinate facilities projects, coach front-line staff, and help set the standard for community-centered library services as part of our Executive Team.

Link: www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers/

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Intern Fair, FEDLINK, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

FEDLINK's Education Working Group and the Catholic University of America Department of Library & Information Science will be co-hosting a federal library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, November 1stfrom 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and meet other students and librarians seeking interns. Students from all library schools are welcome!
 
Library school students can meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. This high-impact event will include an intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about paid and unpaid internship opportunities, as well as federal and non-federal job openings for MLS students.
 
Students can also participate in 15 minute speed mentoring sessions with librarians, to discuss everything from how to write a resume to how to navigate a career in federal libraries.
 
Students who are interested in attending should register by October 30th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z5X2GH or by emailing: Roxie.Daneshvar@USDOJ.gov

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Assistant Professor/Arts & Letters Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in Spring 2018. The Arts and Letters Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position has primary emphasis on arts and letters disciplines. Applications must be complete by November 20, 2017, to ensure full consideration. 

 

A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57423

 

Find out more about Southern Miss and University Libraries by visiting http://www.usm.edu/ and http://lib.usm.edu/.

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Student Ambassadors, Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Student Ambassadors Wanted

April 11-13, 2018

Due Date:
December 8, 2017

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival:
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

Purpose: The purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, held each spring at The University of Southern Mississippi, by aspiring graduate students in children's literature and/or library services to children. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children's literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field. It will also provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce who can become staunch supporters of CBF as they progress in their careers.

Responsibilities: The Ambassador Program provides free registration to the three-day event and shared housing in exchange for volunteer service at the festival.  Meals and travel expenses are not included.  Ambassadors are expected to be in attendance for all Book Festival events and are asked to do various duties throughout the festival.  Ambassadors are expected to be courteous and professional at all times.  The dress code is business casual.

Qualifications: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a MLS or MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children's literature or library and information science. They should have demonstrated experience in or knowledge of children's literature and/or library services to children. Completed class work can be considered in lieu of work experience.

To apply: Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references via email to Volunteer Coordinator Heather Moore hmsweed@gmail.com. (http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival)

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Processing Assistant, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

Assistant (Temporary)
Department: MBE Library, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Location: Boston, MA

Summary
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

The Processing Assistant supports the mission of the Library through providing assistance to the Archivist. This position performs processing tasks, based on a processing plan and procedures.

Duties
● Arranges items
● Re-houses items in acid-free folders and boxes
● Updates descriptions on detailed inventory 
● Performs digitization as needed

Required qualifications
● Basic archival processing skills
● Experience with MS Office Suite and scanning software 
● Ability to read cursive
● Ability to work independently
● Strong written and oral communication skills
● Ability to record and maintain accurate data
● Strong attention to detail

Desired qualifications
● Previous experience handling 19th- and 20th-century documents
● Familiarity with Photoshop or other photo editing software

Work environment:
Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

Education:
Required: Candidate holds a MSLIS degree with a concentration in archives management, or is currently enrolled in a graduate Library Science program.

Work Schedule:
Part-time hours, Monday to Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

Christian Science Information:
The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her Church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

Please send your resume and cover letter (with availability) to humanresources@csps.com.

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Internships, Salzburg Global Seminar Internship Program 2018, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Are you someone who is looking for an internship opportunity which will enable you to meet and network with established and emerging leaders from all over the world - and live in a palace for three months?


Salzburg Global Seminar is keen to find self-motivated and pro-active interns to assist across our departments with research, development, implementation, documentation and promotion for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.

Internships are full-time for three months. Although unpaid, successful candidates will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket home, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of our programs.

TO APPLY

Salzburg Global is now accepting applications for the Library Internships taking place in 2018. Each internship is three months long with start dates periodically throughout the year. Please state your months of availability and preferred starting month. We will take this into consideration when assessing your application. To apply, please send your covering letter of motivation, your CV, and the names and contact details of two references to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar: hr@salzburgglobal.org

The deadline for applications is October 30."

Online Application Address: 

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Librarian/Archivist, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

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

Job Description: General Statement of Duties: Provide professional library services to Roxbury Community College students, faculty, and staff. Responsible for providing all aspects of library services such as reference, instruction, circulation, cataloging, collection development and archive management.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Provide a wide range of reference services to students, faculty, administration, and the public.
  • Serve as subject liaison to assigned academic departments and engage with faculty in person, by email, and through library programming.
  • Responsible for collection development, including de-accessioning, in assigned subject areas.
  • Teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced library instruction courses to students, in coordination with full and adjunct faculty.
  • Develop and teach drop-in workshops on a range of topics.
  • Use LibGuides to create class and subject-specific research guides for the library website.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the College Archives and Special Collections, including appraisal, arrangement and description, reference, outreach, donor relations, and digitization.
  • Catalog all library materials.
  • Provide circulation assistance to library users.
  • Supervise/Oversee library work-study students.
  • Track selected statistics and prepare detailed monthly and annual reports.
  • Serve on college committees as assigned.
  • Comply with the duties as stipulated in the Massachusetts Community College Council Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States
  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • 3 years professional experience in the areas of library public service, reference, instruction, cataloging, and archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of MARC records and OCLC as a source of cataloging records.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with an adult, multicultural, and multilingual student population is required. Experience in a community college is desirable.
  • Knowledge and practice of archival concepts, techniques, and the historical contexts governing archival operations.
  • Professional experience in processing archival collections, creating finding aids, digitizing records, and performing outreach to archival researchers.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications
  • Strong writing skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Archive track education.

Additional Information: Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. The range of the salary for this position is $56,330 to $60,000, commensurate with the qualifications and years of related experiences, with broad range of benefits.

Effective date: Spring Semester, 2018 Application Deadline: December 22, 2018

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

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

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

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

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Research Data Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries, NY

The Research Data Coordinator is responsible, in partnership with colleagues across the University, to develop and implement robust services supporting faculty, students, and staff through the research data lifecycle. The Coordinator leads the Libraries' efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. As part of the Science, Engineering and Social Sciences Libraries team, the Coordinator is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The Coordinator will support digital scholarship initiatives and engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Coordinator will also participate in initiatives across the Libraries including fostering new forms of scholarly
communication.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultations and training and conducts outreach relating to research data; works with faculty, graduate and post-doctoral students, academic and administrative units, and research centers to enable them to better manage, describe, archive, preserve, and make available university research data, including writing and successfully implementing data management plans and assuring reproducibility throughout the data and analysis process.
  • Works closely with staff within SESSL as well as with the Digital Scholarship staff and other library divisions and personnel, and with appropriate campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services for data-intensive research across the university.
  • Participates in appropriate campus initiatives, committees, and task forces related to data management, access, and storage, reproducibility and in developing policies for data management as part of the campus research community; monitors developments in data standards and best practices and participates in discussions regarding cooperative data curation and data life cycle management activities and services on the local, regional, national, and international level.
  • Develop and collaborate with colleagues in workshops and training related to data management.
  • Participate in local and national organizations, and library system-wide committees



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline or an accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of best data management practices and demonstrated experience creating and evaluating data management plans
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R, SAS, or experience with Python or Matlab


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public service experience in a research institution
  • Experience in providing data analysis and data research support
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Experience working with data visualization tools, software, packages and libraries such as Tableau, D3 and/or Shiny
  • Experience related to data packaging, data re-use, and data encoding



As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.



Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.



*For immediate consideration please apply online*:
*https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65363 *

The search will remain open until the position is filled but review of applications will begin immediately.

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Call for Papers: ISIC 2018, Kraków, Poland

We invite submissions of full papers, short papers, workshops, and panels to ISIC 2018: The Information Behaviour Conference held at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, 9-11 October 2018.


2nd Call for Papers


ISIC 2018 is the twelfth ISIC conference. The ISIC conferences have a reputation for being an arena for discussing challenging work concerning people's contextualised interactions with information of various kinds.


Keynote lectures by

  • Professor Lisa M. Given, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Professor Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Sabina Cisek & Dr. Monika Krakowska, Jagiellonian University


ISIC is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information studies, library studies, communication studies, information management, education, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, STS, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contribute to the research field. A common thread is the focus on contextualised information activities, expressed in different framings such as 'information behaviour', 'information practice', 'information seeking' 'information experience' and others.


The ISIC conference is particularly interested in analytical rather than descriptive investigations.


For more information about the suggested themes of the papers please visit:

http://www.isic2018.com/paper-submission/call-for-papers.html

https://www.facebook.com/isic2018/

https://twitter.com/ISIC2018

EMAIL: isic2018@uj.edu.pl

The language of the conference will be only English and translators will not be available.


Important dates

Papers, Panels and Posters

*Paper submission deadline: 1 March 2018

*Panels submission deadline: 1 March 2018

*Poster submission deadline: 1 March 2018

We especially encourage the submission of full or short papers.



Pre-Conference Workshop proposals

* Workshop proposals should be sent by 15 January 2018



Pre-Conference Doctoral Workshop submissions

*Doctoral workshop submission deadline: 1 April 2018


Registration

*Early bird registration ends: 30 June 2018

*Late registration ends: 7 September 2018

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Call for Proposals: CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference

Call for Proposals: CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference

Conference Theme: Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies

Location: Regina, Saskatchewan (May 30-June 1, 2018)
Deadline for Submission: January 23, 2018
Submit to EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2018
 
(The French and English CFP are posted at http://cais-acsi.ca/2017/10/23/cfp-2018/)
 
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Diversities on the data landscape: connecting information science with data studies

46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science

University of Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan

May 30-June 1, 2018

 

We currently witness the impacts of data on people's lives, and on libraries, archives, other information organizations, and the scholarly communication process. The creation and availability of large volumes of data pose new opportunities as well as challenges for information science researchers and practitioners. Digital data influence a range of disciplines, domains, users, information sources, services, and businesses. Disciplinary and institutional repositories, digital archives, and digital libraries provide new research platforms for addressing ethical, epistemological, social, cultural, political, and linguistic issues. At the same time, the proliferation of data requires information science researchers and practitioners to critically investigate methodologies, approaches, theories, technologies, and pedagogies with data in mind.

In keeping with the Congress 2018 theme of "Gathering Diversities," "data" is conceived broadly to include research data, big data, digital data, open data, qualitative data, and emerging or less predominant types of data. CAIS/ACSI welcomes wide-ranging ideas, perspectives, and scholarship. Key questions include the following.

Methodological and theoretical frameworks

  1. How can information science theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, and approaches inform and contribute to the study of data?
  2. What are some of the common and unique areas of research and practice between data and information science? What opportunities do data present for innovative interdisciplinary research and practice?
  3. What epistemological and critical considerations must be taken into account in considering data in information science?
  4. How are data involved in people's information behaviours, practices, and experiences?

Technological and practice implications

  1. How are researchers and practitioners addressing opportunities and challenges around data such as digital literacy and data literacy, privacy, copyright, ownership, and confidentiality?
  2. What technological innovations and approaches support effective data management, including data mining and analytics, visualization, curation, archiving, preservation, citation, sharing, discovery, and interoperability?

Ethical, educational, and social considerations

  1. How might researchers and practitioners effectively bring an information ethics perspective to the collection, use, and analysis of data? What responsibilities do we have to advocate for open and equitable access to data?
  2. How are data and their associated opportunities and challenges being incorporated into Canadian LIS education? What skills and knowledge do new practitioners need in relation to data?
  3. How do the collection and use of data reflect or enable diversity within communities and among perspectives, representations, and interpretations? What responsibilities do information researchers and practitioners have to advocate for diversity and inclusion in this domain? How do we do so effectively?

 

Types of Proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French.

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

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

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

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2018.

Doctoral Forum

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

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project

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

To participate, please fill out the following submission form.

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

Please note that you must register for the conference to participate in the Doctoral Forum.

The submission deadline for all proposals is January 23, 2018.

Authors will be notified no later than March 5, 2018. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2018. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place May 30-June 1, 2018, as part of the 2018 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Regina (May 26-June 1, 2018). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2018.ca/register).

 

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2018 Conference Co-chairs: 

Ali Shiri

Professor, School of Library and Information Studies

University of Alberta

ali.shiri@ualberta.ca

Sarah Polkinghorne

Doctoral Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology &

Librarian, University of Alberta

sarah.polkinghorne@ualberta.ca

 

Sharon Farnel

Metadata Coordinator & Doctoral Student

University of Alberta

sharon.farnel@ualberta.ca

 

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Call for Submissions: 51st Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Call for Papers/Presentations 

The 51st Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

April 11-13, 2018

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 18, 2017

 

Call for Breakout Session and Poster Proposals 

We invite abstracts (of approximately 250 words) for 45-60 minute breakout sessions that are of professional interest to our attendees (teachers and librarians from across the nation).

 

The following information must be submitted via the online application:

  • Submit a proposal including title, session proposer (with full contact information), name of presenter(s), and abstract.
  • Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) summary of your session (workshops only)
  • Provide an abstract (250 words)
  • Provide a brief (3-4 sentence) bio of session presenter(s)

 

Please be aware that:

  • Presenters are responsible for handouts and other materials required for their session.  Attendees enjoy handouts- and although it is difficult to estimate attendance we recommend having no less than 40 per session.  Highest-attended sessions have had up to 85 attendees.
  • Presenters may not attach items to the walls or ceiling of the rooms and may not use confetti or glitter.
  • Accepted workshops receive complimentary registration to the festival with luncheons included.  Presenters are responsible for travel and housing.
  • Proposals are selected via blind review.

 

Feedback from previous festivals indicated a strong interest in the following:

  • Common Core
  • Public Libraries
  • School Libraries
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling
  • How to Get Published
  • Booktalks/Best New Books
  • Programming
  • Technology/Social Media

 

Applications and more information may be found here: https://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival/call-breakout-session-proposals

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Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian, Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA

The Westborough Public Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian. 

 

Westborough is a dynamic, diverse town of about 19,000 located 30 miles west of Boston. In 2015 it was ranked #14 on Money magazine's best places to live in the country, and its schools are consistently ranked among the top districts in the Commonwealth. Its proximity to the Mass Pike and Routes 9 and 495 has made it attractive for businesses and commuters, and an MBTA commuter rail station makes it easy to travel to Boston, Worcester, and beyond.

 

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of cataloging library materials using AACR2 and Dewey classification, and copy cataloging of MARC records. Knowledge of the Evergreen ILS is highly desirable but experience with other ILS systems will be considered.

 

Technology skills are essential to this position, since the applicant will manage the library's IT hardware and software, update the library website, calendar, and social media; and assist in selection of online resources.

 

This position also includes acquisitions, weeding, Reference Desk coverage, and presentation of classes for the public and staff.

 

Applicants shall possess a Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA-accredited college or university and two years of related public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires day, evening and weekend hours.

 

A thorough job description may be obtained on the Town of Westborough Human Resources website at https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

 

This is a 40 hour per week union position, N-17, with a starting salary of $54,444 per year.  Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter or an application with cover letter to Kristi Williams, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 by November 1, 2017.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Volunteers, Database Services, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Title: Database Services Volunteers

Description: Seeking volunteers to help scan record materials and index documents. At New England Historic Genealogical Society we depend on the help of our volunteers to provide the bulk of the data we organize into searchable databases. 

Volunteering can be done from the comfort of your own home, whenever you have time, for individuals interested in indexing. Volunteers are also welcome to come to the NEHGS library to index, as well as scan. Scanning can only be done at the library. Materials can be found on our online platform for indexing records, sign up for the platform is done through our special link. Volunteers must come into the Newbury St location for part of their weekly hours to fulfill criteria for credit or letters of recommendation. 

We currently have 2 major projects: digitizing parish records for the entirety of the Boston Archdiocese, and digitizing the fifth generation of Mayflower Families Through Five Generations books (Mayflower Silver Books). 

Listed below are possible options for volunteers to choose from:

  • Scanning materials for databases
  • Indexing material from sources into Excel spreadsheets OR using the online platform to index material
  • Editing images on the computer
  • May also include other responsibilities organized between the volunteer coordinator and individual based on skill set

Gain experience in:

  • Best practices for handling historical books
  • Interpreting primary source documents
  • Genealogical research
  • Special equipment: flatbed scanner, the Archivist Quill - a dual camera book scanner
  • Learn new computer programs: XnView, Photoshop

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will be reliable and great communicator.
  • Must have computer experience, and ability to learn easy computer programs.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Preferred: experience reading cursive or interpreting primary source documents.

How To Apply: Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Bianca Renzoni at Bianca.renzoni@nehgs.org

Apply by: Rolling Application Basis

Salary/Benefits: This is an UNPAID volunteer position. Compensation in the form of community service hours, college credit, letters of recommendation, museum/cultural center reciprocity program in the Boston Area, and limited access to the facilities. 

About this Organization: American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation's leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and awardwinning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families' unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 225,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on AmericanAncestors.org, and through the assistance of a staff of 90 genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Job Description: 

The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will focus on original and complex cataloging and metadata projects that enhance the discovery of our collections. The position will focus primarily on the special collections of the William & Mary Libraries, but may include other materials that require original cataloging. This position will become expert not just in cataloging, but also in how patrons discover materials through new initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc. or through websites and online exhibits. They will lead a small group of staff in finding scalable workflows to reduce our backlogs and move efficiently through special collections materials while providing accurate, helpful metadata for researchers. Most importantly, they will bring a positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as an excellent colleague and partner in the discovery of our wonderful collections and resources.

This position is part of the Libraries' Content Services Team, which includes acquisitions, cataloging, systems, continuing resources, budget & finance, digital services, and collection development and is led by the Associate Dean for Collections & Content Services. This position reports to the head of cataloging and will collaborate closely with their supervisor, the staff they supervise, and others in the team and library on their goals and responsibilities. 

 

Some of the major responsibilities of this position include:

  • Producing original cataloging for various media (including rare books, manuscripts, archives, e-resources) using MARC records (RDA standards), BibFrame description, and possibly other standards as the catalog and discovery systems develop.
  • Leading a small team of staff (2.5 positions) to efficiently and thoughtfully provide access to special collections and other library materials.  Create a positive work environment that models playful innovation and creativity, efficiency in handling projects, thoughtful listening and collaboration, and using data (including user studies) to make decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in Special Collections and Content Services to set priorities, goals, processes, and policies that improve access and usability of our collections.
  • Collaborate and consult with librarians and staff across the library consortia (including librarians at Colonial Williamsburg's Rockefeller Library and the Law Library of William & Mary) about their cataloging and metadata needs.
  • Serve as a consultant regarding the metadata needs of digitized special collections.
  • Focus on forward thinking approaches to the discovery and use of library collections.  Research current professional practices and trends.  Keep abreast of vendor options and ideas that are developed by groups including OCLC, other academic libraries, and broad range of web developers who might inform the way we provide access to our materials.

 

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and a stellar project manager. The candidate will combine a good background in cataloging with an open mind about new initiatives designed to improve access to collections. He/she will strive to be positive and fair as a supervisor and creative and collaborative as colleagues.  She/he will be comfortable leading a project and taking the initiative when they see problems that deserve attention. The successful candidate will be interested in the mission and goals of the team and the library at large and eager to support those goals through their primary work and any committees or cross-functional teams they join. 

William & Mary is one of America's oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects. The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.

 

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. American history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals and more. Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, but offers a wide range of restaurants and shopping opportunities, and is close enough to larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach that a world of exploring can happen within an hour radius.

This position is open until filled. Review of applications begins November 30, 2017. 

To apply go to https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29830

Requirements

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent.
  • Experience using tools such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, and OpenRefine to perform original and complex copy cataloging.
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience working with special collections materials (in public or technical services roles or as a researcher).
  • Adaptable, positive outlook and interest in user experiences and needs. 

  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience cataloging rare books, manuscripts, archives, or other special collections materials.
  • Experience creating, reviewing and editing of metadata for digital collections.
  • Awareness/familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data, and BIBFRAME.

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Library Clerk, Circulation, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for a part-time position (18 hours) of Library Clerk, Circulation, are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a year round position with morning, afternoon, evening and up to three out of four Saturday work assignments. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Duties:

  • Assists in providing circulation services
  • Mends materials
  • Checks in and displays periodicals
  • Sorts and distributes mail
  • Operates audio-visual equipment
  • Empties sidewalk drop boxes
  • Sets up displays
  • Cleans library materials
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Inputs data into the OCLN database
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Assists patrons in using microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Assists in troubleshooting microfilm readers and copy machine
  • Answers the telephone
  • Shelf reads collection
  • Substitutes in all circulation departments, including the branches, when necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by designated library supervisor

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Ability to follow directions and complete work accurately required
  • Ability to meet scheduling requirements of library required
  • Ability to carry book bags and boxes weighing 30 - 40 pounds
  • Basic working knowledge of computers required
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for the position of Reference Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees on or after November 27, 2017. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, three Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in seven step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Duties:

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • Reviews, selects, and updates book marked Internet sites
  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Researches obituary information
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

Qualifications:

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment
  • Technical skills searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Archives and Special Collections Intern, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

Wage/​Salary: $20/hour

Job Description: Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections, a program of the Edsel Ford Memorial Library, offers an internship for a graduate student during the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The internship provides ten-weeks of part-time work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival or curatorial career.


The 2017 intern will gain experience in a variety of archival and curatorial skills with a strong focus on using a web-based cataloging tool to capture information about collections. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Archivist and the Special Collections Curator. Projects for 2017 may include: transferring catalog records from PastPerfect and Archivists Toolkit into CollectiveAccess, entering accessions into CollectiveAccess, and processing archival materials and special collections (including artworks and rare books). Additionally, the Intern may conduct research for and assist in the installation of one or more exhibits.

Hotchkiss Archives and Special Collections serves as a research laboratory for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Examples of fine and decorative arts, sculpture, and rare books from Hotchkiss Special Collections are exhibited displayed throughout the year in the School's Main Building. These exhibits often intersect with curriculum, allowing students to engage with the collection on a deeper level. Archives serves as the School's institutional memory, with records, publications, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and other materials documenting School life since its founding in 1891.

 

Application Instructions:

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/HOT1004HOTCH/JobBoard/10eeab0e-8a43-4942-8dd7-bc2aac2ef26d/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=36cf020e-a576-473b-a324-346551a7ee64

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

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

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

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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


REQUIREMENTS:

Requires knowledge of a variety of library, cash handling, and customer service procedures. Experience dealing with the public and ability to resolve patron complaints necessary. Computer literacy required. Supervisory experience preferred.

 

SHIFTS AVAILABLE:

Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday  12:30 AM - 8:00 AM  (overnight)


This is a part time, hourly position.

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

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

 


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit resume and cover letter.

Apply here.

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Volunteer Opportunity, Horn Book Magazine, Boston, MA

One time Volunteer Opportunity:
 
Wednesday 10/24/2017 3-5  people needed to help box up 2000 books that Horn Book Magazine is donating to The Boston Public Schools. Maura O'Toole will be at the office from 9-11, but volunteers can come for as little or as long as they have time for. Horn Book Magazine is located in the Palace Road Building, on the third floor, suite P-311.
 
Please email Maura O'Toole directly at motoole2@bostonpublicschools.org, or come directly to the office at 9. 

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Library Assistant, Stockbridge Library Association, Stockbridge, MA

General Statement of Duties

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Assistant is responsible for providing general library services to the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures. This is a part-time position.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs circulation duties, which includes checking materials in and out of the Library for patrons, registering new patrons, and entering patron information into the C/W MARS computer system.
  2. Assists patrons with inter-library loan requests; calls patrons about available holds; maintains hold shelf area.
  3. Assists patrons with application procedures for library cards; issues new cards and replacement cards; maintains and updates confidential patron records.
  4. Collects and records fines for overdue materials; processes overdue notices.
  5. Answers inquiries on procedures in person and by telephone; provides basic direction, information, and instruction; provides referrals and reader advisory services as needed.
    1. Assists patrons in the use of library facilities and equipment, including online catalogs and databases, computers, Internet, and e-readers.
    2. Sorts and shelves library materials; maintain reading areas and displays in a neat organized manner; reads shelves to maintain materials in appropriate locations and order.
    3. Monitors the condition of library materials, for needed repairs or replacement; weeds materials as requested.
    4. Maintains public bulletin board area.
    5. Attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
      1. Attends network meetings about circulation software and procedures to maintain and update knowledge of system, as well as other professional development trainings.
      2. Performs other tasks as assigned by the Library Director.

 

 

Other Functions

  1. Handles physical processing of materials, including book covering.
  2. Oversees monthly book club and assists with other programming.
  3. Catalogs magazines.
  4. May be responsible for the opening and secure closing of the library building.

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred, supplemented by two years of work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must have strong customer service skills; general knowledge of literature and reference materials and an interest in reading; computer and Internet literacy (including skill in popular word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation computer applications); and willingness to work as a productive and positive member of a team. Experience working in a library strongly preferred.  

For more information, see www.stockbridgelibrary.org.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by November 13, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

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Bilingual Branch Librarian I, Boston Public Library (Chinatown Branch), Boston, MA

The BPL is looking for bilingual Mandarin/Cantonese speakers for the a branch librarian at the soon-to-be Chinatown Branch (the first one since the 1950's!). See here for more details: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Overview of Essential Functions: Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library. Reports to: Neighborhood Services Manager Supervises: The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Responsibilities:

  1. Executes the policies and practices of the Library as they pertain to the Branch Library.
  2. Assumes primary responsibility in one service area or more, depending on current staffing and community needs, when necessary.
  3. Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and programs which may involve all age groups.
  4. Stimulates library use for all age groups within a defined neighborhood, through the development of programs, collections and community outreach.
  5. Supervises the development and maintenance of the branch library's collections within the framework of Library policies.
  6. Supervises, trains and develops each staff member to realize his/her full potential and use that developed potential to provide the best library service.
  7. Works collegially with other Branch Librarians, department heads and staff throughout the library.
  8. Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to apply collective bargaining agreements, as needed, to carry out the responsibilities as supervisor of branch staff.
  9. Maintains the appropriate liaisons with regard to the Branch building.
  10. Maintains working relationships with Friends of the Library, educational institutions, churches, social and community groups, and businesses in the community served.
  11. Assumes responsibility for administering funds within the Branch.
  12. Makes oral presentations and written reports on activities within the Branch.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. Represents the Library on citywide and statewide committees, if called upon to do so.
 Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.

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

 

Experience - Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

 

Knowledge - Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.

 

Abilities Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.

 

Skills Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy. 

Requirements

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

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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 Sunday 11:30 AM - 4 PM, every Wednesday 6 PM - 8 PM, and alternating Tuesdays 5 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: 16 hours per biweekly pay period

 

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, November 26th, 2017

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Senior Research Analyst, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Title: Senior Research Analyst

Department: Office of Prospect Development

Category:  Fundraising/Advancement/Prospect Research

Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Job Description: SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST, Resource Development, to provide strategic information to MIT's fund-raising community to ensure that fund-raising efforts are focused on working with the right donors for the right gifts at the right time.  Will partner with the giving officers to prioritize their portfolios, assist with challenging cases, assess prospect viability and identify and provide key information they need on their prospects to move each case forward; prepare confidential research on major prospects to be solicited by MIT's senior officers, providing a clear and succinct presentation of the relevant information to facilitate the officer's ability to form long and productive donor relationships; analyze complex financial and employment information to establish or re-evaluate gift capacity ratings for major prospects; and conduct projects to identify prospects for particular initiatives or campaign priorities.  The position involves close contact with relationship managers, functional supervisor, and fellow research staff members.

Job Requirements: Undergraduate degree required. Four years' work experience; two years of research experience; experience with computers, preferably the Macintosh, and standard office software (MS Office); strong research and writing skills; ability to analyze and synthesize information, particularly to evaluate and interpret financial data and individual wealth indicators; familiarity with standard references; ability to interact effectively with others for the purpose of soliciting information and prioritizing work assignments; organizational skills; initiative; ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints; experience with on-line databases; and a strong commitment to accuracy; and excellent judgment. Experience in development research and familiarity with international research are preferred.  

 

To apply, please visit http://careers.mit.edu/ and search Job #15042.

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

The School of Information (SI) at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. Within the broad field of information, we seek a dedicated professor in the area of youth services, programming and technologies in informal learning environments, including libraries, archives and museums. Ideal candidates' research and teaching will make connections to arts, culture and technology, which is part of the mission of the school.

 

Areas of Specialization (one or more of the following areas are sought):

  • Art, design & technology programs in information contexts
  • Makerspaces / Hackerspaces
  • Multiple literacies (digital literacy, visual literacy, information literacy, etc.)
  • Critical information literacy
  • Pedagogy & Instruction; Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Diversity and inclusion; serving diverse communities
  • Identity and intersectionality
  • Teen information behavior
  • Pedagogy and instruction
  • Literature and media for youth (children, tweens, teens, young adults)
  • Games and gaming within information environments
  • Learner centered programming in informal learning environments (e.g., informed by HOMAGO - Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out)

Located at the Pratt Manhattan Campus, the School of Information collaborates with New York City'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, connect their research with teaching, and engage students in research. The School offers four Master of Science programs for which faculty teach across the curriculum: Library & Information Science, Museums and Digital Culture, Information Experience Design and Data Analytics and Visualization.

Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. The School of Information is committed to building diversity in its curriculum and among its faculty, students, and staff, and seeks applicants who can contribute to these goals.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester (fall and spring).
  • Develop new courses and revise existing ones in area(s) of specialization through work with the School Curriculum Committee.
  • Coordinate the MSLIS Literacy, Education and Outreach (LEO) program concentration.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the field.
  • Pursue an active research agenda; produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Serve as liaison to the Brooklyn Public Library for IMLS Project "Librarians of Tomorrow" that connects teens with LIS education and careers (2018-2020).
  • Serve on faculty, school and institute committees, participate in related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
  • Serve as an advisor to SI students.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A PhD in library and information science, education, HCI or related field.
  • Teaching experience at the college level in areas related to this position
  • A record of research and publication since the PhD that demonstrates progress, and that applicant's work is current, future forward and  contributing to the field.  
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in area of specialization
  • Experience supervising graduate research, thesis, and doctoral dissertations
  • Should be active in professional associations and have a record of conference papers and presentations.

 

SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

TO APPLY

Applicants should submit: a letter of interest, statements on research and teaching, examples of recent publications, and a complete curriculum vitae listing the names and contact information for three academic references via the "apply" button available on this webpage.

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Director Opportunities, Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton, NY

Director:

Reports To: Library Board of Trustees Civil Service

Position & Classification: Library Director I

Hours: Full Time; 40hrs/week- Salaried with Benefits

General Statement of Duties: Under the leadership, guidance, and administration of the Library Director, the Hamilton Public Library provides service to the community of Hamilton and surrounding area as a vital and vibrant community center; through which individuals and groups gain equitable access to information and enrichment opportunities for their own fulfillment and for the betterment of the community at large. As the Library administrator the Library Director has overall charge of the Library services, resources, staff, financial and business administrative functions, and facility development. The Library Director works under the general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees and works together with them to provide executive direction and oversight for the Library.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Administration of Library Vision, Mission, and Position in the Greater Community:
  1. Safeguards sustainability, growth, and continuation of the Hamilton Public Library
  2. Working to procure adequate funding
  3. Evaluates the effectiveness of and relationships between Library services, resources, and staff with particular regard toward the changing needs of the community
  4. Develops long range plans for development and sustainability of Library services, resources, and staffing
  5. Supervises the maintenance of the Library building and grounds, and recommends repairs, alterations, new construction, and new furnishings as needed
  6. Keeps informed of Library professional development through participation in professional organizations, Library System meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials
  7. Keeps informed of community development while working to ensure Library visibility and connectivity throughout the community through leadership of and participation in community organizations, meetings, events and activities
  8. Recommends new services, policies, and personnel actions to the Board of Trustees for approval
  9. Prepares statistical reports and associated narrative to demonstrate Library growth and functionality
  10. Works with Library System staff in developing, providing, and promoting Library services
  • Oversight of collection development including: acquisitions, weeding, displays, and public communications
  1. Responsible for development and approval of all public relations messages and materials including Library advertising and Library instruction materials
  2. Public representative of the Library in local, county, state, and national arenas
  • Administration of Library Finance & Governance
  1. Works to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Village of Hamilton
  2. Continued awareness of, education in, and adherence to applicable local, state, federal, and education laws that affect the governance and business practices of the Hamilton Public Library
  3. Development & oversight of the Library Budget - Administers the expenditures of Library funds and the collection of Library revenues
  4. Fundraising through continued advocacy and building partnerships with diverse revenue sources
  5. Grant writing and administration when applicable 
  • Administration of Human Resources & Personnel
  1. Develops and administers personnel policies and procedures in compliance with applicable laws
  2. Hires and supervises support staff
  3. Coordinates, reviews, and evaluates performance evaluations of support staff
  4. Promotes positive and productive staff development through orientation, training, regular communications, on-going feedback, staff meetings, and attendance at external workshops, classes, and conferences when applicable.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • 3-5 years relevant Library experience including work in a Public Library setting
  • Sound knowledge of public library trends, issues, and emerging technologies
  • Sound knowledge of Library administration, procedures, policies, aims, and services
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated strong leadership or managerial skills with ability to inspire and guide others
  • Enthusiasm for working with the public and dedication to the delivery of outstanding service
  • Responsiveness to customer and community needs, while adhering to policies and procedures
  • Ability to work well independently, and as a member of a team
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships that are cooperative and courteous
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Excellent analytical & organizational skills, that lend to effective decision making
  • Strong computer and technology skills with competence in information technologies
  • Flexibility to embrace and adapt to changes, and to develop and implement new approaches Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Good knowledge of training methods, particularly with adults
  • Good knowledge of the technology applications for Library operations and services
  • Sound knowledge of Library collection development practices, tools, and issues

Minimum Qualifications as Specified by Civil Service--- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with Master's degree in Library Science.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York State Public Librarians professional certificate at time of appointment.

Library Director:

Job Title: Library Director Civil Service

Position & Classification: Library Director I - Competitive

Reports To: Library Board of Trustees

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017

Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2018

The Hamilton Public Library is currently seeking a dynamic Library Director to carry on our rich tradition of service and excellence. As Library administrator, the Library Director has overall charge of the Library services, resources, staff, financial and business administrative functions, and facility development. The Library Director works under the general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees, and with them provides executive direction and oversight for the Library.

Nestled among the rolling hills and scenic landscape of Central New York, Hamilton is home to Colgate University, Community Memorial Hospital and a high-quality preK-12th grade school system. This quaint village supports a vibrant downtown filled with boutiques, ethnic restaurants, and a movie theater. Cultural events and sporting activities are abundant. The Hamilton Public Library is centrally located on the village green. Under the leadership, guidance, and administration of the Library Director, the Library provides service to the community of Hamilton and surrounding area as a vital and vibrant community center. It is often one of the first points of contact for new residents and visitors alike. The Director serves as the public face of the Library out in the community, representing the Library in community groups and area events.

The Hamilton Public Library boasts an exceptional staff, a dedicated and hard-working Board of Trustees, and a very supportive Friends of the Library organization. Cooperation among all three groups have made possible many recent renovations and upgrades including a new teen space.

This is a 40hr/week salaried position with benefits for a professional Librarian. The starting salary range is $45,000-48,000 based on experience. Applicants with a Master's Degree in Library Science in process may be considered.

This position is subject to Civil Service regulation, and applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for Library Director I. For further details about the position and requirements, please refer to the job description available through the employment link on our website http://midyorklib.org/hamilton.

All interested applicants should send a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references (at least two must be from a direct supervisor) as PDF attachments to hpljobs@gmail.com. Please put your full name and "Library Director" in the subject line. 

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Archives Intern, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA

Hankey Center and C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives Internship Opportunities
 

The Hankey Center at Wilson College is a research center for the study of the history of women's education. It houses the C. Elizabeth Boyd '33 Archives which is the official repository for the College's records, including those that pertain to academic programs and courses of instruction, academic departments and committees, administrative records, student life and alumni information.

Particular strengths of the collection include women's history in the United States during the period of operation of the College including biographical information about women faculty, administrators and alumnae who were notable in various fields, including military women during WWII in the Waves, WASPs and SPARS, women in medicine, science and education, foreign missionaries, government, social justice movements, etc. Interns in the Hankey Center will have the opportunity for hands-on work with a variety of materials including administrative and personnel records, publications including yearbooks, catalogs, and student newspapers, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, and artifacts. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in gaining experience in archives, women's history, sociology and women's studies.

Internship projects will take into consideration the skills and interests of each student. Possible projects include:

  • Processing and cataloguing of an archival collection including the creation of finding aids and database entry
  • Digital Humanities projects including digital exhibit research and design, and video documentaries
  • Transcription of historic documents
  • Digitization of photographs and scrapbooks.
  • Oral history-related research, interviews, and transcription

Internships in the Hankey Center are available for the fall and spring semesters and over the summer from May-August, part-time for 100-150 hours. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to Amy Ensley, Director of the Hankey Center, at amy.ensley@wilson.edu.

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Intern, Information & Data Management Technologies, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley has an internship opportunity for students with a background in information management disciplines who want to get some experience working at NASA on real-world systems and applications. The specifics of the internship activities will be negotiated based on the student's academic focus/interests, and existing NASA project needs. The work schedule is flexible to support academic constraints and the work may dovetail with a student's research activities. There is a very short two-week window for application submissions beginning October 16, 2017.
 
 
NASA Internship in Information & Data Management Technologies
 
The NASA Pathways Intern Employment Program (IEP) provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. 

This Pathway Intern position is for an engineering student trainee who will work within the Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) in the Exploration Technology Directorate (Code T) at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. The intern will assist in integration, design, and implementation of information management systems to support NASA space mission operations (ground, onboard, and payload), as well as NASA science, engineering, aeronautics, and infrastructure applications. The intern will focus on a wide range of data-related problems, including acquisition, preparation, integration, search, mining, analysis, storage, and security.
 
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Intern, Business/Legal Research, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Research Internship Description 

Headline:                    Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title:                     Research Intern

Department:              Marketing

Office location:          Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment:    10-15 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available all day Monday, Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday morning

Hourly rate:               $20.00/hour

 

Summary:

This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and received a 2015 Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing.

 

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide legal, marketing, and business research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching legal and business sources. Primarily searching online databases such as LexisNexis, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position offers the opportunity to assist with ongoing and new marketing projects, including our Attorney Alerts Program and other initiatives to identify business opportunities. The Research Intern will also support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, competitors and potential experts; prepare dossiers on potential clients and connections; and assist with lead generation efforts. Typical assignments will include: researching court cases, searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters; retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, and organizing and storing the results; assisting the research team in identifying news or research resources and summarizing findings; and preparing background on potential expert witnesses as well as clients in support of various marketing projects.

 

The Research Intern would have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings as well as select Marketing Department team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research. This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

 

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Relationships

  • Report to the Business Development Research Manager
  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal and/or business research

 

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@analysisgroup.com

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Folklore & Film Studies Librarian, English & American Literature, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Librarian [The English Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies, and collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, this position builds the English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies reference collection. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services. This position provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until November 30, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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

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Librarian, Waterboro Public Library, Waterboro, ME

Waterboro is hiring a new Librarian for our Public Library. This is a new 32 hour per week position with increased responsibilities and corresponding full time benefits including health, dental, vacation, sick and life insurance paid in part or completely by the Town, plus mileage reimbursement and choice of 457 or Maine PERS retirement options. Vision, disability, and family/spouse health insurance are also available but at the employee's expense.

We strongly prefer candidates with Library of Science degrees, but candidates with extensive library operations and supervisory experience are also welcome to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience with a range of $35K-$40K for the 32 hour work week. 

Waterboro Public Library serves over 4000 patrons with a collection of close to 34,000 items. This position is supervised by the Waterboro Town Administrator with the assistance of a seven member appointed Library Board of Trustees plus our own 501(c) 3 Friends of Waterboro Library organization. 

A complete job description is available at our website www.waterboro-me.gov.  We prefer applicants submit in MS Word a separate cover letter including three references and a separate resume. Hard copies of same will also be accepted. 

Please email applications to Town Administrator Gary Lamb at administrator@waterboro-me.gov or mail to him at 24 Townhouse Road, East Waterboro, ME  04030. 

The deadline for applications is 3:00 p.m. Tuesday November 14. 

Interviews and hiring will occur as soon as possible and our new Librarian will hopefully start in early January at the latest.  FMI or questions please call Gary Lamb at 207-247-6166, Ext. 100.

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VISTA, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Simmons College

2017-18 CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Summary

The 2017-18 VISTA will work closely with the Simmons Community Engagement Assistant Director for Service-Learning to develop a plan for a multi-dimensional collaboration for integrative evidence-based college readiness programming in low-income areas of Boston. The collaborations are: among Colleges of the Fenway; between the Colleges and their existing community partners; with existing city-wide readiness programs.

 

Responsibilities

  • Complete and summarize literature and best‐practice research, with a focus on application.
  • Identify and codify existing college readiness programs across the partner dimensions through site visits, report reviews, interviews, etc.
  • Develop a collaborative planning process, engaging the assets of all of the participants, to create sustainable college readiness programs for the long--‐term.
  • Draft a plan for year 2 implementation.

 

Qualifications

The qualified applicant will have a passion for improving educational outcomes, an ability to perform library research and conduct interviews and surveys. Experience in pre‐K through 12 schools or with students (and their families) in that age range and/or knowledge of college readiness policy practice and issues. Two or four year college degree required.

 

Program Benefits

Living Stipend ($791.00 bi-weekly); Health Coverage; Training and Professional Development; Post-Service Education Award; Public Transportation Support

 

To apply email resume and cover letter to Meghan.doran2@simmons.edu 

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Temporary Opportunity, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Fine Arts Library's Digital Images and Slides Collection (DISC) provides image resources for teaching and research. The collection documents the entire range of works of art and architecture from prehistoric to the present in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world and includes images of painting, drawings, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and architecture. The slide collection, which comprises approximately 700,000 35 mm slides, is an historic teaching collection used primarily by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, but open to the full Harvard community. New additions to the digital collection are made at faculty and student request, targeted collection development, and through digitization of existing slides. Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, this position will be responsible for coordinating, prioritizing, and processing day to day imaging orders for submission to Imaging Services according to an established procedure. As time allows, the incumbent will also participate in projects to expand access to and ensure long-term preservation of the 35 mm slide collection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

*This is a term-limited position for three months.

  • Initiate and coordinate the workflow for materials entering the digitization queue, including creation of stub records and sets in Shared Shelf cataloging tool and input of minimal level cataloging data
  • Receive incoming orders for digitization, recording patron specifications for image capture, desired image type, copyright restriction status and due date.
  • Using excel, generate accurate order sheets for Imaging Services.
  • Prioritize orders, using judgment to reprioritize existing orders as necessary.
  • Deliver orders to Imaging Services in adjoining building (Widener).
  • Pick up completed orders, link images in Shared Shelf, and make all necessary notations for statistics using Jobtrack database, an Access tool.
  • Communicate clearly with patrons as well as staff in Imaging Services, Access Services, and local Fine Arts Library regarding order status
  • Communicate with patrons regarding pick up of source materials (books, etc.) and ensure their safe and timely return.
  • As time allows, participate in additional collection slide digitization, rehousing, and off-site storage initiatives

 

Basic Qualifications

  • BA or other 4 year college degree
  • Highly developed organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with image metadata standards and online data creation and access
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including databases, digital image file management, and the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Access, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with visual resources, photographic, archival, or special collections projects in an academic setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to shifting conditions and timelines
  • Ability to use desktop (i.e., keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing (e.g., laptops, tablets, etc.) tools

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift, carry, and position collection materials weighing up to 40 lbs

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with one or more foreign languages and their use in library settings preferred

 

EEO Statement:

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

To Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to wsconnor@fas.harvard.edu.

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Archives Project Assistant, Healey Library, Boston, MA

The University of Massachusetts Boston was established in 1964 to provide the opportunity for superior education at moderate cost to the people of greater Boston. It is located on Columbia Point peninsula, which it shares with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. UMass Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban universities. UMass Boston brings the resources of a major university to people from all walks of life, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in approximately 90 fields of study, as well as advanced certificate programs through its Division of Corporate, Continuing and Distance Education. The University is one of five institutions in the Greater Boston Urban Education Collaborative, a group that collectively works to expand services, enrich programming, develop greater flexibility, and contribute more fully to the future development of the community.

 

The Joseph P. Healey Library seeks a part-time, non-benefited, Project Assistant to process the papers of Theresa-India Young (1950-2008), noted Boston fiber artist, educator, community organizer, and artist activist. Under the close direction and supervision of the Project Director, the Project Assistant will survey the collection, verify and update the preliminary inventory, write a processing plan, process the incoming collection according to the department's guidelines, archival best practice and MPLP, from accession through re-housing, organization, description of series and subseries, creation and upload of finding aid. The Project Assistant will draft a short report of the project for publication in the department's online newsletter.

The project will provide excellent hands-on training, real-world experience, and the mentorship and guidance of a full-time practicing archivist to budding professionals in the archives profession.

 

Duties:

  • Develop and document a processing plan for the incoming collection;
  • Establish series, create box and folder lists, re-house materials as necessary;
  • Describe materials using standard archival terminology with attention to accuracy and appropriate level of detail;
  • Set processing priorities in accordance with goals established and communicated by supervisor;
  • Identify and refer items as necessary for preservation treatment;
  • Create a finding aid that meets departmental standards;
  • Identify duplicate and extraneous material in unprocessed collection and manage disposition decisions in consultation with Project Director.

 

The ideal candidate will be a second-year graduate student with training and archival processing experience that they may have been gained through an internship, volunteering, or as an employee of an institution with archival collections. Demonstrated ability to work independently, efficiently, accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to work as a team. Demonstrated familiarity with archival processing standards and understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures, including applying MPLP guidelines. Demonstrated working knowledge of intermediate features of desktop word processing, spreadsheet (e.g. formulas, import/export) applications. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Working conditions will likely include some exposure to dust and mold.

 

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.

  • Temporary, non-benefited. 
  • Part-time, up to 10 hours/week.
  • Weekly schedule TBD.
  • Hourly rate: $15/ hour
  • Unrestricted funding.

 

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

 

Closing date for applications: November 1, 2017.

 

Apply here.

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Digital Archives Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to join R. Stanton Avery Special Collections in the position of Digital Archives Intern.

 

Reporting to the Curator of Digital Collections, the Digital Archives Intern will support ongoing projects to digitize, describe, and provide access to unique manuscripts from NEHGS Special Collections, such as diaries, letters, genealogies, family Bible records, and church records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $500 (part-time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for late November or early December.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm- based repository
  • Digitization of text- and image-based collections using best professional practices
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the library catalog, finding aids, and other systems into the digital repository
  • Quality control and quality assurance of existing images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and documenting new procedures

 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning or digital photography
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications (especially Excel and Word)
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or more of the following classes: LIS 415 (Information Organization), LIS 438 (Introduction to Archival Methods and Services), LIS 462 (Digital Libraries), LIS 448 (Digital Stewardship), or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience with or interest in genealogy

 

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Our 25,000 members access information through our library and website.

 

The NEHGS library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation's leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tim Salls at tsalls@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017.

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Assistant Director for Archives & Special Collections, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Assistant Director for Archives & Special Collections

The Assistant Director for Archives & Special Collections provides leadership, mentorship, and vision for programs and services that document, preserve, and share the rich historical legacy of the WPI community and its cultural and intellectual life through the university's archives and special collections. The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, developing, preserving, and promoting WPI's university and general archives and rare book and manuscript collections, as well as leading instructional and engagement programs that encourage active scholarship and use of archives and unique and rare collections. The Assistant Director develops collaborative partnerships across the library, the university, and external organizations to extend the reach and impact of WPI's collections, and to address the major challenges and opportunities facing archives and special collections.  As a member of the library's collaborative leadership team, the Assistant Director helps develop library-wide policies, budget, programs, and priorities. This position is a management position that supervises two permanent professional staff positions, as well as temporary personnel, student workers, and interns.

 

WPI's Archives & Special Collections is home to significant research collections that include a world-class collection of works by Charles Dickens; manuscript collections relevant to the history of science, technology, and manufacturing; art and objects including scientific instruments; and extensive archives reflecting WPI's 150+ year history as a regional and global center of excellence in learning and research, blending scholarship and practice.  WPI's curricular emphasis on project-based learning creates many opportunities for library and archives staff to engage directly with WPI students and faculty in interpreting, digitizing and processing records as well as conducting and contributing original research. Existing digital infrastructure supporting WPI archives and special collections includes Bepress's Digital Commons and Omeka; the library is partnering this year with campus IT to develop a Fedora-based digital repository infrastructure that will support unique cultural and institutional digital collections; the library will be migrating to Alma + Summon in summer 2018, and anticipates implementing ArchivesSpace in 2018. A completely renovated, environmentally controlled Archives and Special Collections space was completed in 2016, and includes a public reading room, on-site storage, and formal gallery space. 

 

For a complete job description, see:  https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/5112

For more information about WPI's Special Collections and Archives, see: https://www.wpi.edu/library/archives-special-collections 

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Library Information Associate, Health Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Library Information Associate, Senior (Extended Temporary Employment)

The Library Information Associate, Senior facilitates the use of the Arizona Health Information Network, Inc. (AZHIN) digital resources and point of care tools to meet the needs of AZHINmembers. The incumbent in this position actively participates and supports development and effectiveness of AZHIN as directed by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Associate Director, the AZHIN President and Board of Directors.

Visit the University Libraries website or this link to learn more and apply for this job.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit Why UA.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Duties:

  • Work with the Digital Resources Librarian to monitor and implement licensed resources. Provide technical support to AZHIN resources, working as the liaison between AZHIN member and vendors.
  • Serve on AZHIN technical team to keep website up-to-date, plan and implement enhancements and upgrades.
  • Work with the AZHIN Program Coordinator to obtain pricing for budgeting for new and existing resources for AZHIN as well as for individual institutions interested in non-AZHINresources. Work with AZHIN members to assess needs, address issues, and improve level of satisfaction with AZHIN. Cultivate better working relationships with AZHIN and its members.
  • Work with UAHSL Associate Director, UAL Information Resources Management group, and AZHIN technical team to identify new products; work with vendors and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) to obtain appropriate information as needed. Profile and/or set up new products.
  • Create materials to promote AZHIN to potential, new, and existing members. Follow-up with institutions expressing interest in joining AZHIN.
  • Create and carry out training pursuant to need for AZHIN librarians and health professionals in a variety of ways (on-site, web tutorials, etc.), including both new members and ongoing training for established members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Faculty, Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is seeking to employ one full-time faculty

  1. Qualification: Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields
  2. Documents Required: *Photocopy of doctoral diploma; Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating that it will be in hand by the time of appointment

  *Official transcripts of the master's and doctoral studies
  *Photocopy of working experience certification
  *Resume
  *List of publications
  *The full text of the representative and supporting works

The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The representative work should include at least two published journal articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may serve as the applicant's representative work if assistant professor is the intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than August, 2013. The supporting works should be published no earlier than August, 2011. *List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.

3. Other Requirements:

  • Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information science related subjects
  • The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by applicant)
  • All applications will not be returned.


4. Date of appointment and position official rank: Appointment begins on August 1, 2018. Official rank appointed is according to working experience and qualifications.

5. Application deadline: January 17, 2018

6. How to apply: All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to Department of Library and Information Science

Address: Professor Chi-Shiou Lin
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C. Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw

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Call for Proposals: 2nd Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Kent State University, School of Information

Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art present the 2nd Bi-Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium Comics and the Graphic Narrative: The Future of the Movement

August 5-7, 2018
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Keynotes: Carol Tilley, PhD; Graphic Artist, Rafael Rosado

Other notable speakers to come!

This call for proposals seeks original, interdisciplinary research in areas related to comics and graphic novels.

Presentation Formats:

The Committee especially encourages presentations and research in the following formats:

  1. Twenty-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion
  2. Panel submissions comprised of three 20-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of discussion (or four 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of discussion)
  3. Posters

Prospective participants should submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers may not have been previously published, and all research methodologies from all disciplines are welcomed.

Apply here

Deadlines:

January 15, 2018: Deadline to submit abstracts

March 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance

Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.

Students are encouraged to participate.

Possible topics, as related to the conference theme, include (but are not limited to): 

  • Cultural constructions of comics and graphic novels

  • Reaching diverse readers via comics and graphic novels

  • Historical perspectives on comics and graphic novels

  • Visual history/storytelling in comic books and graphic novels

  • Comics and graphic novels as propaganda directed at youth

  • The future of  comics and graphic novels Political issues in comics and graphic novels

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Assistant Professor, UMD iSchool, Archives & Information Management, College Park, MD

UMD iSchool is hiring for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Seeking a leader in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management.

Apply by November 15, 2017

The University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD's iSchool) seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued and colleagues collaborate in all aspects of their academic work. We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the fields of archives, digital preservation, data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management. In particular, we seek someone with deep understanding of archives and digital preservation concepts and issues, and whose research program will investigate and develop knowledge about digital techniques in the computational representation, access, preservation, and management of archival collections in diverse contexts. Ideal candidates must demonstrate novel and impactful scholarship relevant to archives or digital curation or any of the areas described above. Preference will be given to candidates that consider the ethical, social justice, diversity, policy, preservation, and equitable access issues associated with their work.

The iSchool houses several research centers and laboratories. Of particular relevance to this search is the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC). The DCIC has two research-focused labs and five technology labs for student learning and faculty/student research. DCIC engages in research with graduate and undergraduate students on areas such as community displacement, refugee narratives, movement of people, citizen interment, racial zoning, and cyberinfrastructure for digital curation.

As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to archives, digital/data curation, cultural heritage informatics, or information management
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchool through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Kibbi Henderson at kibbihen@umd.edu.

Click here to Apply.

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Substitute Library Assistant, Rockport Public Library, Rockport, MA

Substitute Library Assistant

Two Positions

To Provide Fill-in Coverage for Regular Staff

on an As-Needed Basis, 2-19 Hours per Week

$14.25 per hour

Job AvailabilityImmediately

 

Duties:

  • Performs Circulation, Inter-Library Loan, Readers' Advisory, and
    Reference functions, and Collection Maintenance tasks
  • Assists library patrons with use of Internet and automated library catalog
  • Participates in Collection Development activities, coordinating shelving, shifting, and weeding the collection; works with volunteers
  • Performs library opening and closing procedures
  • Performs data entry related to book ordering, adding and deleting bibliographic records
  • Attends training sessions, staff meetings and regional and consortium library meetings
  • Performs other duties as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years' library experience
  • Previous library experience using automated integrated library network, personal computers, electronic databases, and the Internet preferred
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and be flexible
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work in busy customer service environment
  • Good interpersonal skills, friendly manner, and strong service orientation
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, procedures and follow up capabilities
  • Standing, lifting bending, and stretching to retrieve or reshelve library materials

  

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

Children's Librarian

30 hours/week to start including evenings and one weekend day

$22.34 per hour union position with benefits

Job Availability: October 30th 2017

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Library Director on department administration, operations, and programs
  • Coordinates acquisitions, technical services, circulation, collection maintenance, and reference functions as well as program planning and implementation
  • Provides a full range of library services to children and young adults
  • Maintains records and statistics
  • Stays abreast of new procedures in library services
  • Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the children's and young adult areas
  • Supervises development and maintenance of children's and young adult collections
  • Monitors funds budgeted for department acquisitions
  • Classifies new materials
  • Uses all modules of library's automated system to catalog and process library materials
  • Supervises volunteers, pages, and other library staff workers in the junior and young adult depart­ments
  • Prepares, coordinates, presents, promotes, publicizes, and supervises all children's and/or young adult programming
  • Applies for programming grants
  • Works with school personnel on resources and activities for the Summer Reading Program
  • Coordinates and schedules monthly exhibits in the library's two display cases

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or M.Ed. degree with two years' experience
    in public library service, or Bachelor's degree in related field with two years' experience
    in children's or young adult service with relevant course work in Reading Development, Reading Arts, Children's and/or Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Psychology or Early Childhood Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer with emphasis on use of library network, electronic resources, the Internet, and software such as word processing
  • Experience with library procedures, facilities, and routines, as they apply to children and/or young adults
  • Interest in promoting services to young people with literacy challenges
  • Knowledge of children's and/or young adult materials
  • Strong service orientation reflecting courtesy, tact, discretion and judgment in direct interaction with  children, teens, and adults
  • Multi-tasking skills with good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Dependability and ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Must successfully pass required CORI/SORI checks

Send letter and resume and three references to: Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library                                                               

17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Email:  cgrove@rockportlibrary.org

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Catalog Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

$13.00/hr

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Catalog Department who will play an important role in maintaining accurate information in various databases. The intern will resolve problems generated by the Library's conversion from a card catalog to an automated system, and the barcoding of the circulating book collection.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, organized, ambitious, and must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program.

Hours: Flexible schedule; About 15 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 per hour; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes the library's two classification systems, the library's online library system (Voyager), and OCLC
  • Edits cataloging records to ensure accuracy with the library's holdings
  • Helps resolve any cataloging conflicts
  • Retrieves books from the shelves for titles represented in Voyager by brief records
  • Searches OCLC for bibliographic records for titles and replaced the Voyager records with those from OCLC
  • Shelves and shifts books
  • Performs end-processing of new circulation books
  • Collaborates with all other departments when necessary
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program
  • Must be detail oriented and able to work independently
  • Must have some flexibility in scheduling
  • Must be able to list forty pounds


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

TO APPLY : Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability to hrtechnicalservices@bostonathenaeum.org.

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Library Assistant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Provides informational and technical assistance in the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons; supervises student workers; monitors the operation of equipment and supplies; responsible for the Library Learning Commons in the evenings.  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-training in multiple departments.

Follows 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 Learning Commons desk for evening and weekend coverage.
  • 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.
  • Provides informational and directional assistance to patrons related to the University Library and services.
  • Assists patrons with software, technical, and printing questions including instruction in the operation of computers, printer, and/or other equipment.
  • Assists with printer maintenance including paper and toner replacement.
  • Troubleshoots technical issues and when not resolved reports or logs them promptly.
  • Adjusts functional work schedules of student assistants to maintain efficient workflow and adequate service coverage.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library facility in absence of the supervisor.
  • Arranges for coverage of service points as required for student coverage.
  • Shares in the training and daily supervision of student employees.
  • May evaluate student employee performance and productivity, recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Assists with Library headcount statistics.
  • Reports safety, security, and maintenance problems to ensure that facilities, equipment, and furnishings are properly maintained.

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or (B) any combination of the required experience and the substitution below.       

Substitutions:

I.     An Associate's degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience. *     

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.  

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.   

 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 and 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 computers and computer software used in the library.
  17. Skill in operating printers and copiers.
  18. Knowledge of university software systems.

For more information, see here:

https://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89445&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1508241034204

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Network Cataloger, CLAMS, Hyannis, MA

Part Time : 10 hours per week

Department:       Bibliographic Services
Reports To:        Member Services Manager
Effective Date:   September 2017

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Member Services Manager, or, in his/her absence, reports to Executive Director. MLS professional level Cataloging position with responsibility primarily for original cataloging, advanced copy cataloging, and some database management for CLAMS member libraries.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Original cataloging of print, non-print, emerging resources using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC, and the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • May assist with training of member library staff in Cataloging.
  • Under supervision of the Member Services Manager, perform bibliographic record and authority record edits and maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain standards for quality centralized cataloging and authority control in conjunction with the Member Services Manager and CLAMS member libraries.
  • Keep current with national cataloging standards.
  • Maintain statistics.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of local automated systems and bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC, and authority processors. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Member Services Manager and/or Executive Director.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required: MLS, and at least two years cataloging experience including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats, and automated Integrated Library System Cataloging workflows.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferred: familiarity and experience with Innovative Sierra software, authority control, consortia systems, automated acquisitions, cataloging of digital resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a team in a changing environment.
  • Detail oriented and willing to embrace change.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language, in particular, Portuguese, highly desirable.
  • Good presentation skills. Training experience desirable.
  • Strong public service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.
  • Valid Driver's license and access to a reliable insured vehicle required.  This job occasionally requires travel to professional meetings and may occasionally require library visits.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

10 hours per week (somewhat flexible but a regular schedule is required) between the hours of 8.30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Please Note:  This is a small office environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, reaching, crouching is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions.


Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

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

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations. 

Starting salary: $22 per hour. 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org. Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received before November 13th.

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Reference Librarian, Children's Department, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 1, 2017. AA/EOE

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Reference Librarian, Electronic Resources, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Posting Details

Position Title - Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources

Department - Library

Employment Type - Staff

Summary of the Position               

The Electronic Resources Reference Librarian, serves at the reference desk, teaching classes to help patrons understand various methods of access and to evaluate information retrieved, teaching one-on-one tutoring sessions on various electronic resources, developing user guides/bibliographies to help users' access library materials, and keeping abreast of the fast-moving field of information sources and delivery in all formats.

 

Essential Functions          

Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from Manager and Reference Librarians. Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions. Assist library patrons at the Reference Desk to find and evaluate information. Compile bibliographies/database resource guides in print/electronic format to help patrons utilize library resources. Teach formal instructional classes on various sources of information and access. Serve as departmental liaison for academic department faculty Work with other members of the Reference Services department to execute projects assigned by the Manager or Director and represents the Library on various campus committees and task forces.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)        

A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS). 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment.

Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people. Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one's supervisor.

 

Preferred Qualifications                

Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired). Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process. Experience migrating library services to the cloud. Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred. Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware. Experience working in a university library reference department. Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers. Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM. Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations.

Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access.

 

Physical Demands            

Ability to move around quickly in the Reference area to guide users to various resources. Sitting at a computer for an hour at a time and using the telephone are also important components of this position. Occasionally needs to push a book cart loaded with books to the various teaching classrooms in the building.

 

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number - FY181P1381  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

 

Diversity Statement       

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

 

We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Do you possess a minimum of a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), or a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)? 
  2. Do you have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a professional librarian in a university, large public library, or in a related environment?

 

Required Documents

Resume

Cover Letter

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Bookings & Membership Manager, The Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is seeking a Bookings and Membership Manager. This position is non-exempt, hourly, Monday through Friday, 32-40 hours per week with occasional evenings and weekends necessary for events or birthday party coverage. This position has a strong customer service focus and a need for consistency and accuracy. This position interfaces on a regular basis with Museum visitors and staff and delivers a high level of customer service and satisfaction.

The Bookings & Membership Coordinator has a key role in the customer experience and growth of our programs and membership. This position is also responsible for managing and inputting data using the Altru database system and sharing information within the Museum, across departments in a timely and accurate way.

A successful candidate will have excellent communication and organization skills, enjoy working as part of a creative team, being a multi-tasker, problem-solver, and either have experience with Altru or other database systems, or be comfortable and confident with learning to use this technology on a daily basis.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter to sarah@childrens-museum.org; indicate the job title "Bookings & Membership Manager" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer.

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Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator, SEA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

 

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
  • Conduct needs assessments and implements training programs
  • Consult with NEO and other NNLM Regions and provide training/consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for outreach awards
  • Develop educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of effective evaluation techniques and access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Serve as primary staff contact and support to the Special Advisory Group on Outreach to Health Professionals
  • Attend NLM teleconferences and provide regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of SEA members
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and testing of NNLM and NLM products and services
  • Cooperate with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Maintain standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained. Accessibility must be in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Accept accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content
  • Lead projects, task forces, and workgroups as needed to accomplish projects
  • Promote and solicit applications for SEA outreach awards; monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Provide support and training to Network members using the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports Portal

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of PubMed and other NLM resources
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Experience with Moodle and WebEx
  • Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

 

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

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Branch Librarian I, Chinatown Branch, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview of Essential Functions: Under direction of the Neighborhood Services Manager, to assume responsibility for the administration and programs of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

 

Reports to: Neighborhood Services Manager

 

Supervises: The staff of the Chinatown Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Executes the policies and practices of the Library as they pertain to the Branch Library.
  2. Assumes primary responsibility in one service area or more, depending on current staffing and community needs, when necessary.
  3. Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and programs which may involve all age groups.
  4. Stimulates library use for all age groups within a defined neighborhood, through the development of programs, collections and community outreach.
  5. Supervises the development and maintenance of the branch library's collections within the framework of Library policies.
  6. Supervises, trains and develops each staff member to realize his/her full potential and use that developed potential to provide the best library service.
  7. Works collegially with other Branch Librarians, department heads and staff throughout the library.
  8. Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to apply collective bargaining agreements, as needed, to carry out the responsibilities as supervisor of branch staff.
  9. Maintains the appropriate liaisons with regard to the Branch building.
  10. Maintains working relationships with Friends of the Library, educational institutions, churches, social and community groups, and businesses in the community served.
  11. Assumes responsibility for administering funds within the Branch.
  12. Makes oral presentations and written reports on activities within the Branch.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. Represents the Library on citywide and statewide committees, if called upon to do so.

 

Performs other related and/or comparable duties as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Qualifications

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

 

Experience - Four years of pertinent professional library experience and/or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

 

Knowledge - Broad knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and willingness and ability to execute them effectively; extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources; demonstrated knowledge of appropriate technology; broad knowledge of library collections.

 

Abilities Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; demonstrated progressive, professional development. Proven ability to plan and supervise the work of others; continuing interest in and ability to improve existing work techniques and procedures; demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and public alike.

 

Skills Proven skills in oral and written communications; superior ability and willingness to assume responsibility; initiative in generating new ideas. Commitment to library leadership within the neighborhood served; willingness and proven ability to work with patrons of all age groups; professional demeanor; tact, dependability, good judgment and courtesy. 
 

Requirements

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

Apply here: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/13746/branch-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Interns, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Opportunity #1 

Research Library Intern

 

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to help support the library services.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

 

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Supporting literature searches and research requests
  • An important project for this internship is related to an upcoming move of our print collection. The intern will help prepare the collection for the move, and in developing a new cataloging structure in our new space. 
  • The intern will work under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian.

 

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

 

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Opportunity #2

Knowledge Management Intern

 

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to support our Knowledge Management team in developing SharePoint collaboration spaces.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 

The intern would assist our KM team in beginning to end facilitation of SharePoint sites for our research teams. This involves:

 

  • Consulting with business users to on the use of SharePoint collaboration sites, including configuration of SharePoint features needed by the project or proposal team
  • Interfacing with research staff to identify, analyze and research business needs and user requirements
  • Interfacing with IT to ensure business needs/user requirements are met

 

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

 

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

For more information, contact Recruiting Coordinator Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.

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Circulation Assistant/Technical Services Specialist, South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Libraries, Yarmouth, MA

Town of Yarmouth Library Division Seeks
Circulation Assistant/Technical Services Specialist

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Town of Yarmouth, MA, seeks an energetic year-round 35-hour per week library assistant to provide exemplary customer service at the circulation desk and assist in Technical Services at the South Yarmouth and West Yarmouth Libraries. Some tasks in Technical Services each week. The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, reliable, flexible, well-organized, and has computer knowledge.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in all aspects of the circulation desk, including check-in and check-out, renewing materials on the telephone or in person; answering the phone, managing overdue materials. Provide assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to adults; interpreting and enforcing library policy. Assist with data collection and other special projects. Organize and support the Library's volunteer program. High comfort level with technology. Technical Services experience in copy cataloging and serials maintenance would be helpful, as this person provides service across two departments. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs, stand for lengthy periods of time.

REQUIREMENTS
Degree from a four-year accredited college preferred; one or more years of relevant experience within a public library system, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with people of all ages, including volunteers, community partners, colleagues and supervisors in a library setting. Proficiency with Sierra preferred.

COMPENSATION
Hourly position starting $18.07/hour; benefited position. Five-day work week including one evening, and alternate Saturdays; 3-4 Sundays per year.

 

Town of Yarmouth is an EOE.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter & resume by October 27 to: Jane Cain, Library Director, South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664  jcain@yarmouth.ma.us.

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Research Room Intern, Textual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Research Room Internship, 17-RR-03

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 November 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the Winter-Spring semester. Availability on Tuesdays is desirable. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through October 26, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

 

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number 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.

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Director of Youth Services, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

735 Longmeadow Street, Suite 102          01106

phone: 413-565-4128

ERICA GELINAS    Human Resource Manager

fax: 413-565-4372

DIANA MORROW    Assistant Human Resource Manager

 

Town of Longmeadow Storrs Library seeks FT Director of Youth Services. Reports to Library Director. Qualifications include 5-7 years of experience in a public library providing services to children, including children's programming, collection development, budgeting, policy making, library administration, supervision of staff, or comparable work experience. 

Master's Degree in Library and Information Services from an ALA accredited school is required.   

Skill in operation of library computer system, including data base management, MS Office software. 

Ability to analyze and utilize a variety of reports and records; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, employees, supervisors, other agencies and departments, and the general public. 

Salary DOE/DOQ; excellent benefits.

Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to the Dept of Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St, Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or email egelinas@longmeadow.org. Closing date Thursday, October 26, 2017 at noon.

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Intern Fair, Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

FEDLINK's Education Working Group and the Catholic University of America Department of Library & Information Science will be co-hosting a federal library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, November 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the atrium of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, and meet other students and librarians seeking interns. Students from all library schools are welcome!
This high-impact event will include an intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about internship opportunities as well as speed mentoring sessions with students and experienced librarians.
Library school students can meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. Students who are interested in attending should register by October 27th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Z5X2GH or by emailing: Roxie.Daneshvar@USDOJ.gov
 
Librarians will have an opportunity to recruit interns and/or mentor future librarians. No previous experience as a mentor is needed and this will be a one-time mentoring session. Librarians who are interested in being mentors or finding interns should register by October 18th at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QT95TWG or by emailing Jennifer.McMahan@usdoj.gov.

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Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Part Time Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position. Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

 

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule
  • Offers class instruction in information literacy
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  • Participates in collection development activities
  • Assists in collection maintenance projects
  • Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  • Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  • Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  2. Reference and instruction experience
  3. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Reliability and dependability are extremely important

 

Additional Information:

Salary$28.29 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: November 6, 2017

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/

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Raytheon Technical Librarians, Woburn & Portsmouth, MA

Raytheon Technical Librarian - Research - 2 Positions one in Woburn one in Portsmouth

To Apply -- Click On The Hyperlink

https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/woburn/technical-librarian-ii-or-sr-technical-librarian/4679/5922316

https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/portsmouth/technical-librarian-ii-or-sr-technical-librarian/4679/5922317

The Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Research Library enables the technical and business competitiveness of Raytheon by supplying relevant, authoritative, and cost effective information resources and services to employees world-wide. 
 
The Research Librarian works with a team of librarians located at various New England Raytheon locations to provide library research services to Raytheon employees and perform daily site library operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and research services to support the engineering, communications, and business development community at the Raytheon Missile Defense Mission Center at the Woburn, MA facility.
  • Performing on-line literature searches in technical, scientific, and business disciplines using various platforms.
  • Conducting searches of technical literature, analyzing and evaluating data, extracting pertinent information, preparing information abstracts and bibliographies of material searched.
  • Selecting and acquiring books and other materials
  • Maintaining the physical collection, circulating materials, managing requests/holds, facilitating inter-library loan and document delivery.
  • Providing education, training, and marketing to employees regarding the resources and services offered by the library.
  • Climb small ladders while shelving of books.

Other tasks depending on shared workload:

  • Managing the web-scale discovery service that promotes access to the electronic resources licensed by the Raytheon IDS Research Library.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining the library's web presence, including the library's website and the end-user facing interface of the library's web-scale discovery system.
  • Managing authentication methods used to access subscription-based electronic resources.
  • Providing support for the integrated library system (ILS) that is shared among the enterprise-wide network of Raytheon libraries across business units.

This position can be an G07 (Technical Librarian II) or an G08 (Sr. Technical Librarian) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position.


Required Skills: 

  •  2 years of experience performing standard library operations working with integrated library systems (or similar tools and systems).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point) or similar tools.
  • Climbing, lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

Desired Skills:  

  • Experience providing reference/research services in STEM subject areas.
  • Experience working in a special or corporate library setting.
  • Experience with copyright compliance issues.
  • Experience with technical report literature and military/industry standards/specifications.
  • Experience in managing, implementing, or integrating with web-scale discovery systems.
  • Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, SharePoint, and web authoring tools.
  • Knowledge of science and engineering reference sources in both printed and electronic versions (IHS, IEEE, DTIC, Compendex)
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in copy-cataloging materials and understanding of cataloging tools and standards including OCLC, AACR2, MARC 21, and Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Ability to set priorities and self-direct day-to-day operations.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively as a team.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.

 
Required Education: 
 

  • BA/BS in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Ideally a MA/MS in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.

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International Council for Scientific and Technical Information Workshops, Washington D.C.

ICSTI (International Council for Scientific and Technical Information) workshops registration is open at: http://www.icsti.org/inscriptions/form2017.html


The ITOC and TACC Workshops will be held as part of the ICSTI 2017 General Assembly and workshops event on Thursday 26th October 2017 in Washington D.C. The event is hosted by the Library of Congress.


ITOC Workshop
The Information Trends and Opportunities Committee (ITOC) is the catalyst for strategic thinking of ICSTI. It conducts foresight/horizon scanning to identify trends and opportunities of interest and relevance to ICSTI members. The Chair of ITOC is Margret Plank, Head of Competence Center for non-textual Materials at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB).

Workshop Description
Next generation metrics for open science As science shifts towards collaborative endeavour, transparency of process and increasing significance of data driven research, new modes of work and expertise are emerging in academia. However, common metrics which aim to benchmark the impact and value of research mostly emphasize traditional scientific outputs (publications in high impact journals). Novel bases and methods of research and forms of scholarly communication are not included, e.g. data curation, data publication, new modes of scientific output including video abstracts, blogs, micropublications and the sharing of scientific tools and software.
To develop new modes of scholarly communication and activity that ensure transparency, reproducibility and reusability, additional systems are necessary to recognize and value new scientific roles (e.g. data experts) and new incentive/accreditation processes for science researchers. This workshop presents thoughts on how to address these imperatives for change.

TACC Workshop
ICSTI's Technical Activities Coordinating Committee (TACC) typically focuses on exploring and communicating technical aspects of innovative trends in information science-based tools that help make STI more useable and accessible. The Chair of TACC is Brian Hitson, Director US DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information (DOE/OSTI).

Workshop Description
Machine Learning and Its Applications to Scientific and Technical Information Machine learning may be the next great innovation in knowledge search and discovery. Machine learning describes what happens in machines that get trained to perform a task by exposure to examples of what they're supposed to learn. It's already happening all around us in the development of facial and object recognition; selfdriving cars; instant language translation; and speech recognition. This workshop will explore machine learning and its applications relevant to science and, more specifically, to various forms of scientific and technical information, including images, data, and text.

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Digital Methods Winter School, Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Below please find the call for participation.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters, Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for applications is December 7, 2017. More information is available at bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL HOLD PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWS AT ASIS&T 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Graduate School of Library & Information Studies

Queens College, City University of New York

The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a strong background in Archives Management and Studies, beginning fall 2018. The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in library/information science or a related field at the time of hire.

Qualified applicants must have at least one earned degree in library science or its equivalent. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education and a demonstrated record or potential for research and service. Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1.  Principals of Appraisal, Arrangement and Description, including how recent advances in technology provide opportunities for more dynamic and interactive tools for archival access. Constructing electronic finding aids and using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  2. Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials: Preservation needs of different information formats commonly found in libraries, archives, and institutions of social memory including book, paper, photographic, and audio-visual materials; how environmental and storage conditions influence rates of deterioration; preservation functions required for long-term stability of materials; Funding sources for preservation activities.
  3. Digital Preservation Theory, tools/technologies and issues associated with the long-term retention, preservation and accessibility of material digitally born or subsequently digitized/reformatted. Characteristics of digital media, standards and quality control, digital asset management and best practices.



Qualified candidates will have demonstrated evidence of collaborative activity in professional or scholarly settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with critical approaches to digital humanities, including issues related to public history, digital inclusion and ethics.

TO APPLY

If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow these instructions:

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
  • Click "Search job listings"
  • Click on "More options to search for CUNY jobs"
  • Search by Job Opening ID number 13924
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.


Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, brief statement (500 words or less) on future directions in library/information science education and contact information for at least three references ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume.

Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.


Preliminary interviews will take place at ASIS&T 2017. Contact Dr. Colleen Cool: colleen.cool@qc.cuny.edu

For additional information contact Dr. Kwong bor Ng, Chair of the search committee: Kwongbor.Ng@qc.cuny.edu

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Open Positions, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

There are two new faculty positions available.

Some Toronto iSchool representatives will be at the Annual Meeting to meet interested applicants.

  1. Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream: User Experience Design-1701482, please see the posting on the website: https://ischool.utoronto.ca/assistant-professor-user-experience-design/
  2. Associate Professor, Tenure Stream: User Experience and Human Computer Interactions - 1701481, please see the posting on the website: https://ischool.utoronto.ca/associate-professor-user-experience-design-human-computer/

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Call for Submissions: HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018

January 25-26, 2018, University of California, Berkeley

Registration now open!

Registration is now available for the HTRC UnCamp 2018:

https://www.regonline.com/HTRC-2018

  • Early registration price of $100 ends on November 29, 2017.
  • Standard price of $150 begins on November 30, 2017.



Announcing the HTRC UnCamp 2018 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth M. Lorang, Associate Professor & Humanities Librarian, and Leen-Kiat Soh, Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering "both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln" will co-present the opening keynote for HTRC UnCamp 2018. Their keynote will focus on their IMLS funded project Aida (Image Analysis for Archival Discovery).



David Mimno, Assistant Professor in Information Science at Cornell University, will provide a keynote presentation on day two of the UnCamp discussing his text-analysis work on the HathiTrust corpus.



Lodging & Travel

HTRC UnCamp 2018 will be hosted on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The primary venue will be the newly renovated Moffitt Library (map<https://goo.gl/maps/Ay5LUSPwRjD2>), with breakout events in nearby campus locations including the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) and Morrison Library, the campus D-Lab in Barrows Hall, and the Academic Innovation Studio (AIS).


The HTRC UnCamp website<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018_travel> features information on hotels, travel, and restaurants. The Graduate Berkeley<https://www.graduatehotels.com/> is offering a discounted rate for UnCamp attendees. Use the promo code UCBLibraries when booking<https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=76645&Chain=21643&template=RBE&shell=RBE&promo=UCBLibraries>.



Calls for Proposal: Priority Deadline of October 15

HTRC continues to accept proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters. These may address any aspect of digital text collections, computational text analysis, copyright and open access, digital pedagogy, and related topics, especially as these relate to the HTRC.


Proposals should be submitted through EasyChair.


Please create an account at EasyChair first if you do not have one already at
https://easychair.org/account/signup.cgi


EasyChair Link for HTRC UnCamp Submissions:
https://easychair.org/cfp/HTRCUnCamp2018



About the HathiTrust Research Center and the HTRC UnCamp

The HTRC<https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc> is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.


In years past, the HTRC UnCamp has brought researchers, developers, instructors, and information professionals together to showcase innovative research, participate in hands-on coding and demonstration sessions, and build community around themes of computational text analysis, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy.

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Call for Short Papers: ACM CHIIR 2018

Are you still interested in submitting your paper to ACM CHIIR (Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval)? Although Full and Perspective Paper submissions are now closed, Short Paper (4 pages) submissions are open through October 22.


CHIIR (pronounced "cheer") provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval. Find more information about CHIIR here: http://sigir.org/chiir2018/


<http://sigir.org/chiir2018/>

Short Papers should report on original, significant, high-quality research. A short paper is likely to present a more focused study, and tends to make a smaller scope of contribution to the research program than full papers. For example, reporting on work in progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results may be suitable for Short Papers. This might be a good venue for those researchers who are new to the CHIIR community to become familiar with the field. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as posters at the conference.

Important Dates

October 22, 2017 - Deadline for Short Papers
December 15, 2017 - Notification of acceptance

Submission Guidelines

  • CHIIR submissions should be original, high quality research that has not been published previously and are not under review for another conference or journal.
  • An international program committee will review all submissions.
  • All reviews will be double-blind, so submissions must be fully anonymized when submitted.
  • The page limits (4 pages) for each type of submission includes references.
  • All submissions should be formatted using the ACM Conference style (for LaTeX or Word).<http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template> Submissions should be made in PDF.
  • All accepted submissions will be made available in the ACM Digital Library as part of the CHIIR series.
  • Submissions should not contain any author identification and should be submitted electronically via the conference submission system<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chiir2018>.


If you have any questions, please contact the Short Papers Chairs, Soo Young Rieh (rieh@umich.edu) and Preben Hansen (preben@dsv.su.se).

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Documentation Specialist, Smithers Viscient LLC, Wareham, MA

Job Summary

  • Responsible for providing comprehensive Records Management and Documentation support and guidance to departments requiring Records Storage and support. Ensures that archives and archived documentation meets our customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as Lead Archivist and be able to independently plan and carry out special projects.
  • Responsible for performing, monitoring and maintaining tasks and responsibilities for Records Management and serve as single point of contact.
  • Monitor physical archive vault, control of contents and organization of documents within.
  • Develop, write and review Standard Operating Procedures when required.
  • When applicable, train staff on Records Management and Document Control processes and procedures.
  • Be active member of any 5S projects involving Records Management or Archives.
  • Will coordinate, prioritize, expedite and advise on copying/scanning of Records contained in Archives.
  • Manage transferal (archive to archive transfer) of raw data and specimens as applicable to customers or third party archiving facilities.
  • Accountable to take corrective actions/write Standard Operating Procedures deviations if needed.
  • Responsible for initiating annual revisions to laboratory notebooks/facility records.
  • Follows established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed.
  • Report any non-compliance of GLP throughout all applicable areas and functions when observed.
  • Coordinate retrieval from archives and provide documentation for regulatory inspections as requested.
  • May be required to attend training sessions for personal development.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA in Life Science and 1 year experience; or Associate's degree and 2 years of experience
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with Document Control Systems or Records Management.
  • Prior experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company preferred.
  • Advanced ability with various computer systems and experience using Microsoft Word and Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).
  • Operate office equipment such as a computer printer, fax machine, scanner.
  • Working knowledge of FDA requirements for GLP compliance.
  • Interaction across functional areas either by email, phone, or face-to-face.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to quality and pride in work. Detail oriented.
  • Must be flexible; able to handle a moderate degree of stress, changes in priorities and frequent interruptions.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Willingness to learn as required.
  • Work well with personnel at all levels of skill and authority throughout the company.
  • Must be able to complete assigned tasks independently with minimal instruction and have the initiative to obtain guidance on new assignments when needed.
  • Ability to remove road-block and develop solutions to complex issues. Be able to see End to End view.
  • Should be Highly Focused on Learning, and have a Continuous Improvement mindset

Please send your resume via e-mail to: Lorena O'Brien at lobrien@smithers.com.

 

www.smithersviscient.com/careers 

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Editor, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, ALISE, Seattle, WA

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is seeking applications from individuals to assume the position of Editor-Designate of its official quarterly, refereed journal, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science(JELIS). The Editor will build on the success of the present editors and will lead in the advancement of knowledge by working with the Editorial Board and University of Toronto Press. The incoming Editor will have the unique opportunity to shape the literature of library and information science education. The new Editor will assume responsibilities with Issue #1, 2019. The initial term of service is three years, with the possibility of renewal. The deadline for application is December 21, 2017. ALISE is open to applications from two individuals who would like to work as co-editors.

Qualifications:

  • Relevant library and information science (LIS) education experience
  • Experience as a researcher within the field of LIS
  • Familiarity with the evolving landscape of scholarly publishing
  • Awareness of the LIS community and the intellectual and practical developments in the field
  • Vision for the future direction of JELIS
  • Experience with journal editorial work, particularly copy-editing, managing the peer review process, and working with production
  • Familiarity with electronic publishing
  • Ability to work in an electronic environment
  • Attention to details, including deadlines and costs
  • Commitment to attending ALISE Annual Conferences

The incoming Editor will receive a per-issue honorarium to support editorial expenses. The Editor's home institution should be willing to provide the support necessary for success. Examples of institutional support that have been provided in the past include office space, supplies, and other overhead expenses and editorial internships for students. Applicants who are not associated with an institution should provide evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

Interested individuals should send the following to Louise Spiteri, Chair of the Search Committee:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample (e.g., a copy of a recently-published article)
  • Evidence of editing or reviewing experience
  • Statement of vision for the journal
  • Name and contact information of three individuals who can assess potential as journal editor
  • Statement from the applicant's home institution affirming the specific nature of institutional support forthcoming or evidence of ability to provide the support necessary for success without institutional backing.

For further information on the journal, see the Publications section of http://www.alise.org/ or http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS

Please send electronic copies of application materials to:
Dr. Louise Spiteri, Chair,
JELIS Editor Search Committee
Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca

Submission Deadline for Applications: Dec. 21, 2017

For more details about the position, go to: 

https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_dailyplanetblog&view=entry&year=2017&month=09&day=18&id=68

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Research Data Management Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Data Management Intern

Name: Research Data Management Intern

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Start/End Dates: January 11 - May 31, 2018

Status: Full Time Internship (40 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (17 hrs/week)

Rate: $20/hr.

Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

 

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

Some Responsibilities Include:

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

 

Expected Educational Outcomes: 

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

 

Basic Qualifications: 

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

 

Additional Qualifications:

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


If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu. Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (40 hours per week) requires that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

 

 

Internship Application Process

Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

Interviews: November 3 to November 17, 2017

Final Decision: November 17, 2017

Internship Start Date: January 11, 2018

 

To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-alumni

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Technical Services Department Head, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Please consider joining the Morrill Memorial Library staff in Norwood, Massachusetts where we are seeking a full-time Technical Services Department Head.

Norwood is a vibrant town of 29,000. Although the library has adequate parking, it is also accessible from the Depot and Central commuter rail stations and by bus. The Morrill Memorial Library is a member of of the Minuteman Library Network. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with the Minuteman Library Network staff and is active on committees, task forces and working groups.

The Morrill Memorial Library has an elected Board of Library Trustees (six) and is generously funded by the Town of Norwood. There are 55 full and part-time employees, 17 of those full-time. The library currently employees 18 full and part-time MLS librarians. There are nine library departments: Administration, Custodial/Security, Adult and Information Services, Literacy, Outreach, Children's, Circulation, Technical Services and Technology.

The Technical Services Librarian oversees the the technical services functions of the library, including acquiring, organizing, cataloging, processing, and maintaining the library's collection and all other related work as required. He/she is an integral part of the management team of the library and works closely with the Library Director to maintain and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.The Technical Services Librarian supervises all employees, volunteers and interns working within the Technical Services Department, including participating hiring of staff, employee performance evaluations, and counsels and disciplines staff consistent with library policies. In addition to department responsibilities, work on the Reference desk is required at least one shift per week. The Technical Services Librarian works closely with database and online service vendors. Other duties and expectations (shared by professional and paraprofessional staff) are U.S. passport acceptance, notary public appointments, and written contributions for the library's newspaper column at least four times a year. In addition, the Technical Services Librarian collaborates with the library's Technology and Circulation librarians.

19 members of the library staff are members of the library group of the local AFSCME union. The library has generous benefits including vacation, health and dental, and maternity/paternity leave.

Qualifications

A Master's degree in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution is required and completion of advanced courses in cataloging is preferred with three years of technical services and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Also required is the ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other libraries; to work with a high level of detail; to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; to identify and to analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations; and to fairly and tactfully enforce library policies. Excellent public relations skills and reference skills are required for work on the Reference desk at least one shift per week.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

Grade 6 - Current annual salary range in six steps: $63,444.27 - $73,526.08)

Closing Date

November 3, 2017

How to Apply

A complete job description and job application are on file at norwoodlibrary.org under Careers or on at the Town of Norwood under Employment Opportunities. Job applications are also available in the Director's Office of the library. Applicants must submit a completed job application, resume, and cover letter of interest to the Town of Norwood Human Resources Department at jobs@norwoodma.gov or by mail to the Morrill Memorial Library, 33 Walpole Street, PO Box 220, Norwood, MA 02062. All applications must be received by November 3, 2017 when this posting expires.

The Town of Norwood is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status. 

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Patron Services Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Patron Services Librarian

BYU Library Job Announcement

  

Lead a high-energy staff responsible for front-line student and faculty services including circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserve and faculty delivery, which are some of the most recognized and in-demand services at the BYU Library. The Patron Services Librarian also oversees the Learning Commons, the busiest collaborative learning space in the library, and contributes to patron service assessments and leading change.

 

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University (BYU). Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

 

Brigham Young University is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

 

For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64267&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017. 

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Library Education & Clinical Services Manager, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Manager, Library Education and Clinical Services

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School

https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2684/

 

Library Education & Clinical Services Manager

Job Number: 2017-29805

Category: Library

Location: Worcester, MA

 

Shift: Day

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Business Unit: UMass Med School

Department: School - Library - W417400

Salary Grade: 46

Union Code:

Num. Openings: 1

Post Date: Oct. 10, 2017

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Library Education and Clinical Services Manager leads and supports the Library in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that support the educational and clinical mission of the University and UMass Memorial Medical Center. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. This is one of the leadership positions in the library.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Management

  • Supervise the activities of staff in Library Education and Clinical Services, including hiring, training, scheduling, and performance management
  • Ensure goals align with library and university strategic initiatives
  • Initiate and coordinate mission strategic initiatives as needed
  • Serve on leadership executive management team in the library.

 

Library Education

  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of user needs, investigations of innovative reference and library service models, and the development of new programs, such as expert literature reviews and personal librarian programs
  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the library's teaching, learning, and research services in support of medical education
  • Develop programs supporting graduate biomedical education, teaching, and learning experiences
  • Develop successful liaison/embedded librarian programs and services
  • Develop and implement custom library services to support the medical school curriculum
  • Represent the library and participates in the development of new and continuing curriculum initiatives
  • Collaborate with heads of other library departments to provide integrated support for interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Initiate and administer reference services, virtual reference programs, library orientations, outreach, and teaching opportunities
  • Collaborate with faculty and students in the classroom to use Evidence-Based resources for decision making
  • Respond to and anticipate user needs with regards to education, scholarship, and new technologies
  • Promote the use of emerging technologies and incorporates best practices into reference and educational services.

 

Clinical Services

  • Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the library's teaching, learning, and research services in support of clinical education
  • Cultivate collaborative initiatives between the Library Education and Clinical Services Department and the various schools and academic clinical departments
  • Collaborate with faculty, residents, and students in clinical settings to use Evidence-Based resources for decision making
  • Identify and apply for outside funding to support teaching and learning of Evidence-Based resources and dynamic library services

 

Overall

  • Serve as a leader and/or active member of library teams, task forces and committees
  • Represents the library on university committees, task forces, and working groups
  • Participate in and represent the Library in local, regional, and national professional activities
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science
  • 5 years professional experience including supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of the current issues in medical education and clinical practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and developing staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of major electronic and print health science, clinical, and research resources
  • Demonstrated familiarity and use of information technology tools and products
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate new services and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and to contribute positively to a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven commitment to strong customer service.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Second degree in health science, education, science, or public health area
  • AHIP membership preferred
  • Prior experience developing curriculum
  • Grant writing and administration
  • Experience designing, implementing and managing multi-year/multi-institutional complex projects
  • Previous supervisory experience

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Volunteer Opportunity, Winship Elementary School Library, Brighton, MA

Winship Elementary School's Library is seeking volunteers throughout the 2017-2018 school year. This is a great opportunity to work with children in a library setting and learn about various aspects of circulation systems, whether you want to be a public librarian or school librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving: placing books back on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal System or alphabetically by the author's last name

  • Circulation duties: checking books in and out for students using LibraryWorld (our checkout system)

  • Other tasks as they arise: this may include processing new books, adding patrons to the catalog, weeding the collection, creating displays, etc.

Training will be provided to familiarize volunteers with the layout and organizational system of the library as well as the circulation system.

Volunteer hours will occur during normal school hours (9:30am to 4pm).  We would prefer volunteers that can commit to a somewhat regular schedule, such as a couple of hours weekly or monthly. However, we are very flexible. Let us know your schedule, and we can work with you!

In order to volunteer, you must complete a CORI request (background check).  This requires you to fill out a simple form and show the school secretary your ID before working with children. Further instructions will be given once you are scheduled to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Anna Winters at anna.winters@simmons.edu or Aaron Noll at anoll@bostonpublicschools.org.

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Information and Instructional Programming Librarian, Information and Research Services, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

Title:  Information and Instructional Programming Librarian

Department:  Information and Research Services

Salary: $42,770-$54,367

 

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library and a new 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, located 20 miles west of Boston seeks a dynamic and energetic Information and Instructional Programming Librarian with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm for service to help the Library fulfill its mission as the premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.

 

JOB CONTROLS

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Information and Research Services and Director of Libraries and/or the Assistant Director of Libraries.  Frequent contact with the public and other Library and Town of Framingham employees requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

 

MAJOR DUTIES

Provides positive, proactive public service.

 

Provides expert guidance, using print and electronic resources, to patrons, staff requesting information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources. 

 

Communicates Library services and policies to patrons where appropriate.

 

May have primary responsibility to troubleshoot and update both the public and Reference Staff PCs as needed.

 

Assists with the selection of reference materials and expenditures of reference budget for materials and services. 

 

Works with the Reference Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor to develop, plan, and execute adult instructional programming focused on technology and skill-building. Consults with the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services/Adult Programming Committee to ensure complementary programming.

 

May update Library website.

 

Coordinates and develops the "Library of Things," a collection of non-book circulating items including electronic devices, toys and games, musical instruments, tools, etc.

 

Stays current with developing technology as related to reference services and public interest.

 

Troubleshoots library's technology equipment. Works with Technology Supervisor and Technology Key Users where appropriate.

 

Participates in Minuteman Library Network or other committees.

 

Assists in selection of library materials for adult users as part of the collection development system. Works with Supervisor of Collection Development where appropriate.

Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's systems. May generate custom reports to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Collaborates with Data Collection Team where appropriate.

 

Maintains the confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws.

 

May provide tours and instructional sessions.

Prepares monthly reports and statistical reports for the Supervisor of Information and Research Services as needed. 

 

Participates in working groups as assigned, including but not limited to: eResources team, Collections, Data, Programs or Marketing teams.

 

May prepare and lead book discussions. May create displays.

 

Supervises special projects and performs other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters degree in Library Science
  • Minimum one year public service experience
  • Experience with databases and electronic library services, including work in reference
  • Strong organizational skills, strong public service skills
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic sources
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Computer skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

 

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, ipads, tablets or other technology as added to the Library. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

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Site Administrator, Townsend Historical Society, Townsend, MA

Reports to: Townsend Historical Society Board of Directors

Hours: 12 hours per week (3 days @ 4hrs/day) for the first year. As-needed hours (for event planning assistance, etc.) may be added on a temporary basis at the direction of, and approved by, the Board of Directors. Potential increase in regular hours after the first year. 

Compensation: $15--$18 per hour, depending on qualifications. There will be paid opportunities for professional development such as attendance of conferences/workshops at relevant professional associations. No further benefits.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, preferably in American history, business, art or cultural history, historic preservation or museum studies. Two years job-related experience and the ability to work independently. Experience with non-profit institutions managing historic sites preferred. Strong writing and communication skills. Fully competent computer skills including use of MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel. Valid driver's license and a means of transportation required. Ability to work weekend and evening hours as required.

General Description: The Site Administrator is responsible for the management, marketing and fundraising for the Townsend Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The organization maintains five historic buildings clustered together along the Squannacook River in Townsend, Massachusetts. We seek a dynamic, highly motivated worker with demonstrated experience with nonprofit organizations and their management. The administrator will work with existing volunteers and committees to ensure that day to day operations continue smoothly, and the organization remains an active and visible part of the community, and maximizing public access to the Society. The Society is working on an ambitious plan to grow and the Site Administrator will work with the Board of Directors to successfully execute this expansion.

Specific Responsibilities:In conjunction with the above description, the site administrator will perform the following functions:
  1. Supervise general office operations including filing, retrieving mail from the P.O. box, answering phone and email messages, and purchasing. Requests for information from the public shall be documented in a log and answered appropriately either independently or with assistance from one of the volunteer committees or the Society's Board of Directors.
  2. Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings. Prepare a written report for Directors and send out prior to the scheduled meeting. Meet with the president to set and distribute the meeting agenda. Participate in discussions. This responsibility is compensated using the weekly hours noted above.
  3. Work with existing volunteers and committees established by the Board of Directors and President. Coordinate hours to provide access to these groups.
  4. Maintain a local presence within the community. Make regular postings to social media regarding our activities. Send press releases to local newspapers. Maintain an email list through constant contact. Conduct town wide mailings at Board's direction. Maintain informal contact with neighboring historical societies and small museums. Represent the Society at the regional level with organizations such as Freedoms Way National Heritage Area.
  5. Occasional support to the Board of Directors for various one-time events such as the presentation to local school children, planning for the Arts and Crafts Fair or researching and assisting with grants. These hours will be added on a temporary basis at the direction of, and approved by, the Board of Directors.
Please send resume and a cover letter and three references to our email at: TownsendHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com.
Please include "Site Administrator Position" in the subject line.

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Literacy Volunteer Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Would you like to get teaching experience working with adults? Literacy Volunteers of MA at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell trains volunteers who provide free, confidential and individualized or small group tutoring to adults in basic literacy and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Literacy volunteers help adults acquire the literacy and English language skills that empower them to realize their goals. By improving their basic skills through tutoring, adults are able be self-sufficient, help their children with homework, read a daily newspaper, enjoy more independence and gain self-confidence.

Our volunteers must attend a 2-hour information session and an 18-hour training before being matched with a student. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring this student for 2 hours per week for 9 to 12 months. During this time you come to understand the student's strengths and the particular challenges they face, so that you can prepare lessons to match their needs and goals.

Our next ESOL Volunteer Tutor Training begins on Monday, October 23 at 8:45am in Lowell. You must attend a Volunteer Information Session on either Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 or Thursday, Oct 19,2017. In 2018 we will have provide a Saturday training program.

If you are interested in volunteering now or in the near future, please send an email with a letter of interest.

Email: Carolyn Thompson

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across the research spectrum--from advising on best resources for a project, to managing research projects from beginning to end, to finding innovative ways to communicate research findings, and more.

Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-FacultyStaff/Baker-Research-Services

https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Doctoral-Students/Baker-Research-Servicesfor-Doctoral-Students

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities: The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources.
  • Responsible for completing a varying number of long-term research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from third-party and non-traditional sources.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Serves as backup to Senior Information Research Specialist in providing colleagues and customers with training, maintenance, and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in Baker Research Services
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications 

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Deep experience using SAS and Excel.

Additional Qualifications

  • Record of involvement in empirical investigations in business and/or economics, or research experience in a large corporate or academic library is desired.
  • A second Masters degree in a related field is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R) and related coding languages (such as Python) a plus
  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources and standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ/Research Insight/Compustat, Datastream, Factset, and/or Thomson One.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Experience with citation management tools such as Endnote, Refworks, Zotero.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.

Additional Information

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required. Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities. Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2x0Oh9t

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Access Services Assistant, Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library is currently accepting applications for a temporary Access Services Assistant. Please find the description below:

 

Temporary weekend assistant needed for Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, special projects. Saturday (9am - 7pm) and Sunday (12pm-9pm)

 

There is the possibility of additional hours working in the Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design on Friday (9am-6pm).

 

$18 an hour

 

Please send cover letter and resume to: sgharder@fas.harvard.edu

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Assistant Director, Clinical Information Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services provides oversight and coordination of programs that advance the Medical Library's role in improving clinical quality, advancing patient care, educating trainees and faculty, and enhancing research in the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will develop innovative services, formulate a strategy for setting and achieving goals, assess skills and resources required to ensure success, and evaluate program effectiveness.

In a busy, service-focused medical library, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information supervises the work of the Clinical Team and the long-established clinical liaison program. This involves coaching and evaluating the work of four direct reports, plus collaborating with other librarians involved in clinical outreach. The incumbent works with all librarians to provide research support to the medical center using a wide range of digital and mobile resources, and instructional and information technologies and is involved in collection development. Directly supports academic departments as a liaison librarian.

Serves on the Research and Education Managers' Team, working with the Associate Director on all aspects of outreach and education. Partners closely with the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services to promote teamwork and collaboration among teams, to coordinate and plan the training and development of librarians, and to ensure the provision of instruction and research services of the highest standards.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with a minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching biomedical research resources and proven ability to provide responsive, innovative research support and outreach service programs.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand, and articulate user needs. Demonstrated ability working collegially, collaboratively and independently with varied groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.


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: Professional librarian experience in an academic setting. Five years of professional library experience in a biomedical or clinical environment. Demonstrated ability managing librarians. Additional degree in a biomedical science.

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

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. A collection of 400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic resources brings information to the community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/ 

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2wf0vgR. 

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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State Library Intern, Department of State, Providence, RI

JOB TITLE:  State Library Intern

 

REPORTS TO:  State Librarian

 

LOCATION: State Library/Smith Street

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The State Library Intern will develop a working knowledge of the general parts and major individual resources that make up the library's collection by assisting with reference questions, copy cataloging, and helping with additional library functions. The intern's projects will contribute to State Library's efforts to enable the Department of State to achieve its mission: to engage and empower all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate.

 

SUMMARY:

The State Library Intern will work under the supervision of the State Librarian to assist with reference questions and cataloging. This is a one-semester, unpaid 10-15 hour per week position, and able to be used to obtain internship credits as part of the ALA accredited program. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Gain hands on experience in a legislative library. 
  • Learn about the public sector and public service. 
  • Help promote civic engagement. 
  • Learn how the Rhode Island's Department of State strives to create transparency in government. 
  • Work in different information providing units of the division from historical to currant records.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, and enrolled in a professional field experience or internship class for the duration of the internship placement at the State Library.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to focus on and work accurately on detailed oriented tasks. 
  • Some experience or coursework in cataloging and copy-cataloging. 
  • Strong public services skills, including tenacity for information problem solving. 
  • Interest in gaining experience in a legislative library. 
  • Some experience or coursework in library reference.
  • Available to work during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Interested candidate should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to State Librarian Megan Hamlin-Black, State Librarian, at mblack@sos.ri.gov

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Access Archives Project Assistant, Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, OH

The Access Archives Project Assistant will enhance and edit archival description for materials from the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and the Ohio Congressional Archives collections using Archivists ToolkitArchival and manuscript collections will be accessioned and processed through the arrangement, description, and creation of finding aids and archival metadata that advances the organization, long-term preservation, and discovery of analog, digitized, and born-digital materials. All projects will heavily utilize Archivists' Toolkit and other computer-based metadata management tools in use by the Archives. The Access Archives Project Assistant works under the general supervision of the Head of Archives with direction in best practices, standards, and workflows from the Special Collections Processing Program, and consults and collaborates with others throughout the library as appropriate. The Access Archives Project Assistant processes digital collections into the Libraries' Digital Collections repository, serves as a back-up for University Archives services as needed, and may perform other duties as assigned. 

Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree or education/experience equivalent. Minimum of one-year experience performing archival arrangement and description. Minimum of one year experience writing and editing archival description following DACS. Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy. Strong organizational skills and high level of attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment; strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in archival storage conditions where the stacks are 30 feet high and temperatures are approximately 62 degrees F; must be able to lift 40 lbs. and push a cart weighing up to 80 lbs.

 

Desired qualifications: Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: metadata transformation or migration (particularly using XSLT or complex spreadsheet manipulation); archival collection clean-up, including: re-processing archival collections, finishing processing on a collection started by another processor, and/or cleaning up inaccurate archival description; diverse processing experience, including experience with collections of many sizes, formats, and complexities; creating and editing EAD (Encoded Archival Description); previous experience accessioning archival material; research in or other advanced knowledge of the topical strengths of the collections to be worked on during this project, particularly political collections and polar history.

 

Please apply online at https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/81785 from September 30, 2017 through October 15, 2017.

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Student Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Student assistant needed to help create and maintain website for students taking Archives Practicum in the SLIS Practicum Lab. The website will be a WordPress site that will house data resources, links to software, and instructions for using and accessing software such as ArchivesSpace and Omeka.  The job may also require writing the instructions for access and basic troubleshooting.

The candidate should have:

  • experience with HTML, CSS, and website maintenance
  • experience with WordPress, including password-protection of pages
  • excellent written communication skills, particularly for technical instruction
  • willingness to learn new software and teach others to use it


Experience with software for archives (particularly ArchiveSpace and Omeka) is preferred but not essential.

 

Position available immediately.

 

Salary: $15.00 per hour.  

Approximaately ten hours per week (hours are flexible) through the academic year.

 

Please email your resume and expression of interest to Prof. Jeannette A. Bastian  bastian@simmons.edu 

 

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Medical Librarian, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Under the leadership of the executive- and administrative- director of the Brigham Education Institute, the Medical Librarian assumes full responsibility for the management of BWH Medical Library functions and works closely with BEI leadership to collaborate and integrate with the BEI Knowledge Center to support the informational & educational needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The BEI Knowledge Center provides a wide range of services and programs to the hospital in support of education, research, and patient care. The Knowledge Center serves the entire Brigham Health campus and reaches faculty, clinicians, researchers, trainees, and students. Programs include events such as speakers, workshops, and technology sessions focused on managing data and information for research, copyright and publishing, learning technologies, and scholarly research skills.

The Medical Librarian delivers innovative, responsive, and user-focused knowledge services to the Brigham community. This includes performing expert-level database searching, delivering instruction in both in-person and online environments, and cultivating partnerships with individuals and groups within the wider Brigham community. The incumbent will perform tasks and duties of this position in a virtual library setting and must be a dynamic and outgoing team player, demonstrating creativity, flexibility, and an openness to change and ambiguity. The incumbent must also have an entrepreneurial approach to developing new services and tools and a track record in implementing data and programs.

Management and Operational Responsibilities

  • Works with BEI leadership to create and prepare the annual library budget, ensuring the library and educational services remains state of the art, and ensuring our staff has access to all it needs to be successful clinicians, administrators and researchers.
  • Leads the development and enforcement of all policies and procedures pertaining to library services.
  • Develops and advises on library educational program planning, including tools and services, in conjunction with the BEI leadership.
  • Ensures the availability of a current electronic collection in the virtual library.
  • Maintains professional awareness and contacts to ensure networking for resource sharing with other libraries and educational programs. Maintain current knowledge of information management.
  • Optimizes storage and retrieval of information.
  • Publicizes and markets the Medical Library through various hospital mechanisms.
  • Interviews, trains and supervises any library staff, in conjunction and with oversight from the BEI.
  • Oversees the selection and acquisition for all electronic materials.
  • Designs, provides, and supervises the delivery of all services.
  • Oversees the Brigham and Women's Hospital Medical Library web site.
  • Assesses library users' needs through various tools.
  • Acts as a liaison with Harvard Medical School Center for the History of Medicine to provide the necessary program details for the BWH Archives. Co-Chairs the Archives Committee.
  • Acts as a liaison to Harvard Medical School Countway Library of Medicine and attends affiliated librarian meetings. 

Community Outreach, Reference Support, & Training

  • Provides reference support to all Knowledge Center users, including but not limited to conducting literature searches, retrieving print and non-print materials, answering ready reference questions, locating materials, verifying citations, etc.
  • Develops and determines needs for training, continually assessing and evaluating classes and activities to provide impactful services and events.
  • Develops and provides training for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and all other Brigham staff in how to use web-based databases, and other Internet resources, including the introduction of new technologies.
  • Designs and coordinates a robust schedule of community-building data-related events such as showcases, howto's, drop-ins, and pop-ups.
  • Collaborates with internal and external communities, including Partners IS Knowledge Management, Partners Graduate Medical Education Office, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation, Brigham Research Institute, Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, and Harvard Catalyst to provide coordinated data-related information and services to the Brigham Health community.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge about data tools and techniques and integrates that knowledge into building innovative services.
  • Consults with other library and BEI staff regarding projects involving technology.
  • Creates innovative ways to build knowledge sharing collaboration among hospital services, training programs, and departments.
  • Creates and maintains communication channels (via newsletters, Twitter, Intranet, etc) to promote library resources, events, and opportunities.
  • Promote collaborative tools to facilitate the sharing of ideas and work among internal teams.

Professional Growth

  • Remains abreast of information management trends by participating in professional meetings, serving on committees, attending workshops and reading appropriate literature.
  • Maintains awareness of the needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital by serving on appropriate committees, and attending management meetings and rounds. Contributes to Organizational Goals
  • Works with BEI Leadership to establish Education and Library goals and objectives, compatible with the mission of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Remains attentive to cost containment in the provision of all services and the acquisition of all materials.
  • Applies concepts of quality and performance improvement to overall management of the library and educational services.
  • Remains flexible in establishing priorities to meet the changing needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Coordinates with the Partners Library Network to optimize the integrated management and delivery of information.
  • Supports quality patient care by providing current information for all physicians and employees.
  • Adheres to the principles of service excellence.
  • Attentive to safety issues in all matters. 

Contact supervisor Jill Spring to apply, or contact Director Anne Fladger (afladger@bwh.harvard.edu) for more information.

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Technical Services Coordinator, Allen Library, University of Hartford, Westhartford, CT

POSITION DETAILS: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours

Salary Grade: H1. For salary ranges please see: http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Salary_ranges_2015.pdf

POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility for performing basic copy cataloging and processing functions as well as providing information and services to library patrons in an effort to ensure effective operations of the Allen Music Library, a music and dance library. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University's students.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Performs copy cataloging for music, dance and related performing arts materials in multiple formats consistent with data integrity standards. Assists in the maintenance of authority records. Provides guidance and training to student employees on copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials.
  • Participates in the development of library systems, including testing, problem identification and suggestions of functionalities and/or resolutions related to cataloging and processing.
  • Assists in daily operations of the Allen Music Library and provides quality customer service, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources. Provides technical support for computers and library equipment as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats.
  • Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the appropriate repair of library materials.
  • Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as necessary and/or appropriate.       
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required. 

SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

For a more complete job description and application information, please see http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1592.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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Research/Graduate Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant Position

 

Position: Seeking a Simmons graduate student for a Research/Graduate Assistant, AY 2017-2018 to start immediately.

 

Working with: Mary Shapiro, Trust Professor for Leadership Development

 

Compensation: $20/hour for 5 hours per week

 

Description of responsibilities: The Trust Professorship was established in 2014 to develop a leadership platform for undergraduates at Simmons. While much progress has been made, specifically in the development of a required First Year leadership course in PLAN (the General education core experience of all undergraduates), there is still much to do!  As the GA/RA assisting in that work, you will work with me to:

  • Continue to populate a compendium of leadership articles and materials that is available to all faculty teaching the PLAN Leadership course. 
  • Conduct literature searches on leadership that underpins my current research on women and confidence, social trait theory and leadership, and the phenomenon of male allies and women's advancement into leadership.  This includes annotating current and new articles.
  • Conduct a review of how other colleges are addressing leadership (courses, majors, minors, certificates) to support the creation of a leadership certificate at Simmons. 
  • Support the planning and implementation of leadership events on campus, such as workshops, the on-campus simulcast of the Simmons Leadership Conference, and the Leadership Showcase at the undergraduate symposium.
  • Support the planning and implementation of a university-wide convening of staff and faculty engaged in leadership efforts with the goal of identifying how we currently support student leadership development, and identify synergies and unmet needs.
  • Other activities as evolved and interested in!

 

Competencies needed: Given the responsibilities of the position, the qualifications include:

  • strong capacity in database search and management
  • intermediate skills in Excel  (able to build, manipulate, import data)
  • is a good critical thinker and writer
  • good project management skills with ability to autonomously follow through on plans
  • enjoys the topics of leadership, gender, higher education and the undergraduate experience.
  • has a GPA of 3.5 or above

 

Application: If you are interested, please submit the following to mary.shapiro@simmons.edu by October 9:

  • A resume or CV.
  • A word.doc (no more 750 words) that includes the following:
    • Why are you interested in this position?
    • Describe how you meet the job's requirements.
    • Describe how you would approach this work. 
    • A writing sample. This could be a course deliverable (ie, paper, case analyses) or something from your professional life.

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Online Master's, Digital Curation, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Become a leader in the emerging field of digital asset management with the new Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree in Digital Curation <https://sils.unc.edu/programs/psm-digital-curation> from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This 31-credit, 100% online program is the first master's degree in North America focused on digital curation. Students will have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty members from UNC's top-ranked information school, including Dr. Helen Tibbo<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/helen-tibbo>, Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/cal-lee>, and Dr. Arcot Rajasekar<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/arcot-rajasekar>. Graduates of this program will benefit from UNC's longstanding reputation as an international leader in digital curation and data management. Applications for January enrollment is now open with following cohorts starting in May and August, 2017. Learn more at https://sils.unc.edu/programs/psm-digital-curation.

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Online European Regional Meeting, ASIS&T

Due to popular demand, ASIS&T will now offer our European Regional
Meeting online as well as in-person at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The meeting takes place on 4 October and will cover an array of topics
over the course of the day. Virtual attendees are welcome to join the
meeting at any point and stay as long as they like.

To register for the meeting, please follow this link:
Registration

<https://www.asist.org/events/asist-regional-meeting/berlin-regional-meeting/>


Virtual registrants will receive the meeting URL upon registration.


Programme: (all times are CET)



10:30 - 10:45

Welcome

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC

Michael Seadle

Professor and Director, HEADT Centre, Humboldt- Universitat zu Berlin
& Executive Director, iSchools



10:45 - 12:30

LIS in Europe

The History of Library and Information Science in Europe

Fidelia Ibekwe SanJuan, IRSIC

Aix-Marseille University



European Library & Information Science Map

Christine Meschede

Universitat Dusseldorf

Virginia Ortiz-Repiso

Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter



13:30 - 14:00

Student Lightning Talks



14:00 - 14:30

Exploring Digital Data; Intelligence, Forensics, and Preservation

Yunhyong Kim

University of Glasgow



14:30 - 15:00

Digital Literacy in the Era of Fake News: Key Roles for Information
Professionals

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

President of ASIS&T and Senior Researcher & Director of User Research, OCLC

Michael Seadle

Professor and Director, HEADT Centre, Humboldt- Universitat zu Berlin
& Executive Director, iSchools



15:00 - 15:30

ASIS&T Strategic Directions

Lynn Sillipigni Connaway, ASIS&T President

Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director

Virginia Ortiz-Repiso, Chair, ASIS&T European Chapter



15:30 - 16:00
Final colloquium and wrap up

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Last Call for Papers: EVIA 2017, Extended Deadline October 13

We invite submissions for the Eighth International Workshop on
Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2017) which will be held in
conjunction with NTCIR 13 in Tokyo, Japan, on December 5, 2017.

Information Access technologies provide the interface between human
information needs and digital information resources. The reliable
evaluation of these technologies has been recognized for decades as
central to the advancement of the field. As information retrieval
technologies become more pervasive, the forms of retrieval more
diverse, and retrieval tools richer, the importance of effective,
efficient, and innovative evaluation grows as well.


We invite both short papers (2-4 pages) and long papers (8-10 pages)
addressing one or more of the following topics, as well as any other
topic related to the evaluation of information access:

  • Test collection formation, evaluation metrics, and evaluation environments
  • Statistical issues in information retrieval evaluation
  • User studies and the evaluation of human-computer interaction in information retrieval (HCIR)
  • Evaluation methods for multilingual, multimedia, or mobile information access
  • Novel information access tasks and their evaluation
  • Evaluation and assessment using implicit user feedback, crowdsourcing, living labs, or inferential methods
  • Evaluation issues in industrial and enterprise retrieval systems
  • Reproducibility issues in information retrieval evaluation



Accepted papers will be included in the EVIA 2017 proceedings in the
CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org) series, indexed by DBLP,
Google Scholar, Scopus and others.

All the accepted papers will be given a presentation slot during EVIA.

EVIA is open to all attendees at NTCIR.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
=====================

We invite submissions of regular papers (up to 8-10 pages) and short
papers (up to 4 pages). Submissions must be in English, in PDF format,
and must use standard ACM SIGIR templates, available at
http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template, for both LaTeX
and Word.

Papers must report work that is not previously published, not accepted
for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere.

Submissions will be subject to double-blind reviewing and should not
contain any author identification.


Papers should be submitted electronically conference submission system at

               https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=evia2017



IMPORTANT DATES
===============

Deadline time is 11:59 p.m. (anywhere in the world)

  • Submission deadline (extended):  October 13, 2017
  • Notifications to authors: November 7, 2017
  • Camera ready due: November 17, 2017
  • EVIA 2017 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 5, 2017
  • NTCIR-13 @NII, Tokyo, Japan: December 6-8, 2017




EVIA 2017 CHAIRS
================

Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
Ian Soboroff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

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Library Project Manager, LAC Federal, Washington, DC

LAC Federal seeks a dynamic and experienced Library Project Manager for a long-term contract with a prestigious federal government agency's library, located in Washington, D.C. This position will oversee all contract personnel in the library and provide technical and reference assistance services to the agency. These services are integral to providing agency staff, grantees, program contractors, other agencies, and the public with access to information resources. This individual will work onsite be responsible for scheduling, ensuring overall quality control of work, and delivering timely services performed by library employees. This is full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position and is an excellent opportunity for an information professional with strong leadership abilities.

The mission of the library team falls in 2 main areas: Technical Services and Reference/Information Services. The Technical Services function team's mission is to identify, select, acquire, and provide bibliographic and subject access to education publications. Technical Services maintains the integrated library system (ILS), catalogs and processes materials, conducts interlibrary loan (ILL) operations, acquires and withdraws library materials, and maintains government documents and other print and audiovisual resources. Technical Services is responsible for acquisitions management and at the direction of the government, place orders for selected library resources and office supplies from specified vendors.

The Reference and Information Services functional team offers reference assistance to patrons, answering questions about education statistics and other education-related issues.  Reference and Information Services provides ready reference, research and information discovery, guides collection development and maintenance, facilitates use of government documents, conducts proactive customized information service and instruction, and maintains electronic resources, the web sites and portal management.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association;
  • Demonstrate at least 5 years of effective project management responsibility;
  • Extensive experience as a project manager/supervisor in a research library;
  • A background in education resources or academic experience is desired;
  • Prior experience managing a large team of people, preferably 10+;
  • Demonstrate a broad cross-section of library science expertise and have a proven record of success in applying skills and expertise in a major library setting, particularly within the federal government;
  • Ability to recommend items for withdrawal, or new library resources to update the collection or fill knowledge gaps within the collection as needed;
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to work in a team environment with federal staff, contractors as well as independently;
  • Staying abreast of current developments in library services and information technology;



To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/JtrnWz

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Internships, Outreachy

Outreachy is a three-month, paid, remote internship program to connect people traditionally underrepresented in tech with mentors in free and open source communities.

Outreachy internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Internships are also open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. You can see the full eligibility rules at

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/

Outreachy's application process is a little different from other internship programs, because it requires applicants to make a contribution to an open source project during the six-week application period in order to be accepted as an intern. The most successful applicants are ones that make smaller, consistent contributions throughout the application period, contact mentors, and ask the mentors and community questions when they get stuck.

Applications for December 2017 to March 2018 internships are now open. The deadline for applications and contributions is October 23, but potential applicants should start working on their contributions 2-3 weeks before the deadline.

https://www.outreachy.org/apply

The list of FOSS mentoring communities can be found at:

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/rounds/2017-december-march/

Since Outreachy is a full-time, 40-hour a week commitment, students in the northern hemisphere are generally not eligible for the December 2017 to March 2018 round. Applications for the May to August 2018 round will open in February. Getting familiar with the application process and making a contribution to an Outreachy open source mentoring community may be a good way to build up students' skills to apply for the May to August round.

There are posters, sample email, and sample social network updates you can use available at
https://www.outreachy.org/promote

If you're on Twitter, you could retweet these recent tweets from @outreachy:
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905897120015597568
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905897774868287490
https://twitter.com/outreachy/status/905898231162273792

Virtual Outreachy promotion sessions

Sarah Sharp is available over the next two weeks to host virtual sessions with larger groups (e.g. open source groups that have a good diversity mix or university classrooms with a diverse student population). She has a presentation that takes approximately an hour, and covers: what open source is, how to effectively get involved in FOSS communities, and how to apply to Outreachy and Google Summer of Code.

If you would like to schedule a virtual session, please set up a meeting up via
https://calendly.com/sarahsharp/outreachy-organizer-meeting

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:  $36,629 to $49,227 in eleven steps               

Grade: S04, AFSCME, Local 3092

 

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director                        

Posting: External

 

Date of Notice:                       10/4/2017                                                       

           

  

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join the collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

 

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.

 

Qualifications: A Bachelors Degree and up to one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of library operations and the operation of equipment such as personal computers and computer software. We require good communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public as well as co-worker teams. Must be able to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently and also be able to regularly lift, reach, and push 40 lbs.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and weekend rotation required.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by close of business on 10/13/2017.

 Please put the job title in the subject line. City of Newton application may be found in the Human Resources section of the City web site. 

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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Digital Communications Librarian

Department:             Library                                               

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range:            $52,017 to $69,907 in eleven steps    

Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director

Date of Notice:           10/4/2017                                           

Posting: City-Wide/External  

Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.

 

The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and organization of online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection. There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding in a responsive page environment is essential to this position, as is experience with content management systems.

 

Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields. Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on 10/13/2017.

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

The Beverly Public Library seeks a substitute children's librarian with strong customer service skills to work in our busy children's room. Responsibilities will include selecting materials, providing tours, performing readers advisory, and answering reference questions. For full job description, visit https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/rss.php?job_id=11942.
This is a part-time, non-benefit position for 10 hours per week (Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Friday 1pm-5pm) with some opportunities for additional hours as needed.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).
Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian I), $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)
Closing Date: Open until filled; preference given to applications received by October 14, 2017.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to Margie McClory, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email mcclory@noblenet.org by October 14, 2017.

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Circulation Supervisor, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Circulation Supervisor - Evenings / Weekends

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

 

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