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Temporary Inventory Specialist, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Temporary Inventory Specialist

 

Working with the Director of Archives and Special Collections, the Temporary Inventory Specialist will inventory, describe, and box up rare and fragile historical materials held by the Phillips Academy Archives to facilitate efficient intellectual and physical control of collections during a move as part of a library renovation. Collections include archival records, special collections books, flat files, and some oversized material. The inventory specialist will help determine the most appropriate housing of collections for the temporary move and long-term storage. This is a part-time (20 hours per week) non benefited position targeted to end no later than May 15, 2018.

 

This position will include working with dusty and dirty materials and moving, lifting, and carrying heavy over-size cartons. This position requires strong organizational skills and an attention to detail, accuracy, and quality control.

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to broaden her/his collections management skill set as part of a long-term, large-scale project.

 

The successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in history, and some background or course work in archives, libraries, museums is preferred. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and interest in working in a small-team environment are essential. Knowledge of standard software programs (MS Office) is required. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Full background check required. If interested, please apply at http://www.andover.edu/employmentopportunities

Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Papers: WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018
http://www.worldcist.org/

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, 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)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics (IF: 2.753 / Q1)
  • Social Science Computer Review (IF: 2.293 / 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)
  • 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)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / 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 12, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 26, 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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Call for Papers: Information Discovery and Delivery

Information Discovery and Delivery aims to cover information discovery and access for digital information researchers. This includes educators, knowledge professionals in education and cultural organizations, knowledge managers in media, health care and government, as well as librarians. The journal publishes research and practice which explores the digital information supply chain ie transport, flows, tracking, exchange and sharing, including within and between libraries. It is also interested in digital information capture, packaging and storage by "collectors" of all kinds.

Information is widely defined, including but not limited to:

  • Records
  • Documents
  • Learning objects
  • Visual and sound files
  • Data and metadata and User-generated content (social media data analytics, big data, data mining, etc).


The journal is also looking for quality papers on the following specific themes:

  • Information aggregation and fusion
  • Perspectives on medical information
  • Image discovery and delivery
  • Managing Big Online/Social Media Data
  • Query log analysis
  • Disciplinary information discovery and delivery services (i.e., medical, legal, business, educational)
  • Emerging applications and systems for information discovery and delivery


Further enquiries can be directed to Dr. Wu He (whe@odu.edu) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA.
The journal website is at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=idd

To submit your paper, please go to the journal website at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/idd

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Senior Legal Research & Training Manager, LibSource, Manhattan, NY

LibSource seeks a Senior Legal Research and Training Manager for a major law firm client in Manhattan, NY. The Senior Legal Research and Training Manager will be required to manage and coordinate research services and support.

Apply here.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Alongside the Senior Researcher, provide leadership and guidance to the other library staff in relation to research support; efficiency in search strategies, knowledge of resources, accuracy of search results, and quality control overall for all requests fulfillment of legal and business research, hard copy and digital requests for materials and documents, current awareness and training users.
  • Provide training to all new hires on library services and resources
  • Coordinate onsite training from vendor reps
  • Answers a range of legal and business research requests, from quick requests for cases, legislation and basic company information to more in depth analysis of legal developments or sector analysis to support pitch documents or other marketing activities.
  • Assists the Senior Researcher with the efficient and effective workflow management of research request fulfillment, assigns and monitors reference "desk" activities and coverage. Assists with the coordination of research and reference coverage with other firm offices and library staff.
  • Provides advice on self-service solutions using electronic resources via the library's portal site for straight-forward requests for documents, cases and articles.
  • Captures knowledge from requests for future use.
  • Ensures that complex or strategic research is accurately and comprehensively presented in a professional and timely manner, and provides appropriate follow-up measures.
  • Standardize output and insert a layer of Quality Control.
  • Tracks, collates and archives key metrics and provides necessary reports in accordance with SLAs

 
QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment.
  • A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science.
  • Previous experience in the areas of legal, competitive and business intelligence.
  • Extensive knowledge of key legal and business research databases and an excellent ability to search across publicly available sources.

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Senior Legal Researcher, LibSource, Manhattan, NY

LibSource seeks a Senior Legal Researcher for a major law firm client in Manhattan, New York. The Senior Legal Researcher will be required to manage and coordinate research services and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the other library staff in relation to research support; efficiency in search strategies, knowledge of resources, accuracy of search results, and quality control overall for all requests fulfillment of legal and business research, hard copy and digital requests for materials and documents, current awareness and training users.
  • Answers a range of legal and business research requests, from quick requests for cases, legislation and basic company information to more in depth analysis of legal developments or sector analysis to support pitch documents or other marketing activities.
  • Leads and contributes to the efficient and effective workflow management of research request fulfillment, assigns and monitors reference "desk" activities and coverage. Coordinates research and reference coverage with other firm offices and library staff.
  • Provides advice on self-service solutions using electronic resources via the library's portal site for straight-forward requests for documents, cases and articles.
  • Captures knowledge from requests for future use.
  • Ensures that complex or strategic research is accurately and comprehensively presented in a professional and timely manner, and provides appropriate follow-up measures.
  • Standardize output and insert a layer of Quality Control.
  • Tracks, collates and archives key metrics and provides necessary reports in accordance with SLAs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years experience in Information/Library Services preferably in a legal environment.
  • A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science.
  • Previous experience in the areas of legal, competitive and business intelligence.
  • Extensive knowledge of key legal and business research databases and an excellent ability to search across publicly available sources.

Apply here.

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Faculty Openings, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Full time Faculty (Assistant Rank, Tenure-Track) who can teach in two or more of these areas: 

  • Data mining and big data
  • Databases
  • Visualization
  • Programming (Java Script and Python)
  • Web development
  • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON, etc.)
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School of Library and Information Science Division Director: The Director has responsibility for planning, including financial and enrollment management, curriculum development and revision, accreditation, and staffing.  In fulfilling these duties, the Director builds excellence by recruiting, evaluating, inspiring, developing and supporting faculty; attracting and retaining students; facilitating research opportunities; supervising faculty program leaders; hiring and evaluating non-faculty staff; and augmenting the resources of the School.  The Director serves as an advisor to the Dean on all academic matters, advocates for resources, and collaborates with faculty Directors within the College and across Simmons to promote a rich intellectual environment for the College. The Director will work with internal and external constituencies to assure the high visibility of their programs on campus, in the community, and in the profession.
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Assistant Professor who can teach Information organization and description, and one or more of the following: 

  •    Digital libraries
  •    Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies
  •    Collection development
  •    Information services and information access 

Members of the Simmons SLIS faculty will be attending the ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting in Crystal City, VA, as well as ALISE and ALA Midwinter in Denver, CO. They will be available to meet to discuss the position for those who are interested and feel they meet the requirements of the position. Please contact Dr. Joudrey (joudrey@simmons.edu) if interested in setting up a meeting time.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College invites applicants to apply for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian at Greenley Library. 

This newly-created position is for a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Library Director. The position will offer opportunities to work with faculty in the creation and adoption of OERs; to advise the campus community on issues relating to scholarly communication, open access, and copyright; to develop an institutional repository; and to work collaboratively with the library faculty to provide reference and information literacy instruction to undergraduates and students in our new graduate programs.

For a full description, please see: https://farmingdale.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88908

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Contract Archivist, Winthrop Group, New York, NY

Contract Archivist (full-time)

The Winthrop Group has an immediate opening in New York City for an archivist to work on a content appraisal project for a nonprofit. The position requires a detail-oriented individual who has experience working with records retention schedules, can make accurate and quick appraisals of records, and is comfortable balancing and carrying out multiple tasks over the course of a day.

 

Position Description
Primary responsibilities will include appraising offsite records for disposition or retention in an Archives, detailed database entry, and moving boxes for offsite storage and/or shredding pickups. The archivist will collaborate with a team of Winthrop archivists to complete the project at an office in the Garment District.

 

Qualifications

  • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
  • Experience with records retention schedules
  • Minimum of two years working in an Archives
  • Ability to regularly move boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Excel

Compensation
This is a short-term position with benefits tied to a client contract.  Compensation based upon experience and qualifications. 

 

Contact Information
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (including names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to Sam Markham at smarkham@winthropgroup.com

 

Review of resumes will begin immediately with anticipated start date in early October.  

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Photo Archivist, Undergraduate Communications, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Job title: Photo Archivist (Student)

Description: Graphic Design Associate Professor Judith Aronson is seeking candidates to help move her photo archive from iPhoto 9.6.1 (note this is not Photos) into Lightroom 5 or 6. While candidates who have experience with these programs are desirable, others who are quick learners, comfortable confronting new software, and familiar with basic photography, file structures, and labeling systems will certainly be considered. 

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Associate Director, Arts Library Special Collections, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: 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 Director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC's collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library's exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library's Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists' books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.

The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit's resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System.

The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually. In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials.
  • Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction.


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: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

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 Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support arts-area programming at Yale, including the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit http://www.library.yale.edu/arts/. 

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/2xF8jdX

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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Clinical Content Medical Librarian Intern, Change Healthcare, Newton, MA

Clinical Content Medical Librarian Internship, Change Healthcare, Newton, MA

 

Description:

Change Healthcare is one of the largest, independent healthcare technology companies in the United States. Our industry-leading criteria, InterQual®, is used by governmental agencies and over 4,600 hospitals and facilities to help ensure clinically appropriate care.

 

Change Healthcare is seeking a library intern for a 6-9 month period, depending on business need, to work within the InterQual® Clinical department. The intern will provide support to all functions of our corporate medical library, including internal knowledge management systems, medical reference services, and evidence-based-medicine (EBM) training. Necessary training and coaching will be provided by the supervising Clinical Content Medical Librarian.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must be enrolled in an American Library Association accredited master's program in library or library/information studies. Ideal candidates will have experience with PubMed and other medical databases, and be familiar with Boolean operators, MeSH terms or controlled vocabularies, and medical terminology. Excellent analytical, communication, and computer skills are necessary.

 

Preference will be given to students who have already completed their program's required courses in Reference and Cataloging, or equivalents.

 

Hours, scheduling, and hourly rate to be determined upon hiring.

 

Academic credit:

This internship is not being offered as part of any academic program. It is the responsibility of the intern to request academic credit and coordinate credit requirements with their college or university and the company, as necessary.

 

Required education: 

Current enrollment in an American Library Association accredited master's program in library or library/information studies.

 

Please contact:

justin.daras@mckesson.com

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Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Studies (http://lis.uncg.edu) invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in school libraries and in a secondary related area, including instructional technology, public library youth services, youth literature, reading, information literacy of youth, or information needs and use of youth. This nine-month, tenure track position becomes effective August 1, 2018. 

Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Please visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9062 for more information about the position and application instructions. 

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Library Director, Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville, FL

The Board of Library Trustees for the Jacksonville Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience as an executive leader who places libraries as a high priority and stands ready to be the face of the library at all times. The candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and advocacy skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to community engagement, interact with elected and appointed officials, while articulating and advocating the Library's programs and strategic direction. The candidate will provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration, and foster collaborative relationships within the Library, throughout the community and among all library constituents.
 
The Jacksonville Public Library is a large library system, consisting of a 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library and twenty regional, community and neighborhood branch libraries. As a lifeline to the community, the Library serves the citizens of Jacksonville with strong children's and adult programming, educational outreach initiatives and services such as Talking Books Library for Disabled Customers, the Center for Adult Learning, an active adult literacy program. The system directly serves residents and employees of Duval County both within the Jacksonville city limits and the Beaches and Baldwin communities. The ideal candidate will have experience as a Library Director of at least a medium-sized library or have extensive managerial level experience with a broad span of control.
 
The Library Director leads all library services and functions for the Jacksonville Public Library system. This position reports to the Board of Library Trustees.

Requirements
  • Shall have a master's degree from an accredited institution in library science and at least five years' experience in library administration.


ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED. Apply at www.coj.net. A copy of your resume is required with your application. 
 
The application system works best with Google Chrome web browser.  Please try to apply using this browser. Be sure to add coj.net to your safe senders list to ensure you receive email notifications. You may check your application status any time by logging into your account.
 

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Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Our Lady of the Lake University is a small, Catholic, private university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio. Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, we have developed a reputation for our personal teaching style and expertise in Mexican American culture. We are also famous for our beautiful, lakeside campus, which mixes historic buildings with a contemporary library, residence halls and technology infrastructure.

Job Description:

The Library at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio seeks Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services beginning January 2, 2017.

Job Summary

Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction and User Services will provide leadership and vision for the Sueltenfuss Library's information literacy program and user services. As a member of the management team, this position will participate in setting the library's strategic direction and pursue specific partnerships with other campus units to achieve the library's vision of an omnipresent, integrated, campus-wide knowledge resource for 21st century learning and scholarship.

This is a full time, 12-month management position reporting to the Dean of the University Library. The successful candidate will bring strong collaborative, communicative, and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic and operational leadership for the Library. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications; non-tenure track.

Essential Duties:

Participate as an academic administrator in the overall management of the Library and administer the Library in the absence of the Dean of the Library.

Lead the coordinated development of content & delivery of information literacy instruction and advocate for integration of library collections, services and programs into academic program learning outcomes; teach information literacy sessions as needed.

Supervise the day-to-day management of instruction, reference, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and facility; provide reference service; maintain proficiency in use of ILS modules and IlLiad and associated reporting functionalities; develop and review policies and procedures.

Schedule, train, and evaluate 2 FTE library faculty, 2.5 FTE staff and 5.25 FTE student employees; encourage and foster librarian & staff professional development, collaborative skills and teamwork.

Plan, implement, and manage a collaborative program of library outreach and marketing.

Collect and analyze use statistics, assess library services and programs, prepare reports, and make recommendations for strategic planning and decision making; assist with gathering user experience data to collaborate on and contribute to the creation, development and implementation of new physical & digital projects and services.

Assist with planning and management of facilities changes and improvements.

Participate in planning, implementation, and management of the library's strategic plan; set well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives.

Maintain knowledge of trends in library services, assessment, technology, and information literacy and lead discussions on those that would further the library's strategic goals.

Interact with University faculty, administration, staff and student support services (Center for Teaching & Learning, IT, student success units, student affairs).

Serve as liaison to selected academic departments, providing consultation on library resources for the discipline and information literacy instruction.

Some evening and occasional weekend hours required.

Serve on university and library committees as appropriate.

Pursue personal professional development; contribute to the profession through scholarship and service to library organizations.

Additional Information:

For questions about the position contact:  Judy Larson, Dean of University Library & Archives (jllarson@ollusa.edu)

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE.

Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

Our Lady of the Lake University uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Application Instructions:

Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment and attach the following: letter of Interest denoting position for which applying, Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae, Copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying, and a listing of three professional references. For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

In-depth of library public services & information literacy.

Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.

Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator.

Excellent written communication skills and organizational skills including the preparation of reports, analysis of data, dissemination of policies and procedures, and communication with various constituencies on and off campus.

Proven record of working collaboratively within an academic community.

Familiarity with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

Proficient in library technology, productivity, course management systems, and instructional software.

Experience with serving an online student population.

Ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving.

Must be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University's mission and strategic plan.

Experience with strategic marketing and event planning.

Model behaviors consistent with University's Core Values: Trust, Integrity, Community & Service.

Maintain an awareness of current trends, products and services, for delivering information literacy instruction and user services.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with managing budgets.

Model team behavior; foster and maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with all OLLU employees in a constructive, tactful and professional manner; be proactive in resolving problems and conflict.

Lead discussions about new service models including combining and/or creating service points within the library and with other University departments.

Requirements:

Required qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Relevant experience in the management of instruction and/or user (public) services,
  • Record of scholarship or other professional activity.
  • Minimum three (3) years successful experience in public services or instruction in an academic library as a department or division head.
  • Leadership, planning and assessment abilities.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; ability to concurrently
  • manage multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries including technological
  • developments.
  • Record of scholarship or professional activity in library and related organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource management, budget management, policy development,
  • assessment, project management, library systems, and collection development is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second advanced degree.
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Experience in an academic library, preferably in the public services or instruction sectors. Experience working with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and the community. Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to be an effective, active listener, and facilitator.
  • Relevant experience in assessment and evaluation of services for continuous improvement.
  • Experience in strategic planning, setting key performance indicators, and assessment of outcomes.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, staff, and students to build teams to set and accomplish strategic goals.
  • Proven record of success in administering and managing projects, including ability to evaluate and communicate project value.
  • Experience providing circulation, reserve, and/or interlibrary loan services in an academic environment.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, students, and staff.
  • Knowledge of change management models and user experience (usability of digital interfaces & physical spaces).

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Head of Metadata and Cataloging, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata and Cataloging to provide vision and leadership for the department. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Management Services, this position supervises both professional and classified staff.

Primary responsibilities: provides leadership in all aspects of Metadata & Cataloging operations; supervises operations for cataloging and processing of resources in all formats; supervises the Metadata Librarian in setting priorities to meet non-MARC metadata needs of the Special Collections and Digital Initiatives departments, and provides consultation and guidance to the Institutional Repository team; collaborates with the Head of Discovery Services to enhance the user discovery and access experience; serves as a member of division's management team; performs original and complex MARC cataloging for materials in various formats; oversees maintenance of the Libraries' Sierra Cataloging module and related ILS functions and coordinates policy decisions for its use; participates in scholarly activities and service to meet promotion and tenure standards.

The preferred candidate will have a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in metadata and cataloging including: MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, and METS; current standards such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification; authority records from varying sources, including the LC Name Authority File; and using the cataloging module of an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces Sierra.

The Libraries emphasize excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a strong service orientation and interest in library users' values and needs; and leadership which encourages teamwork. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential, as is the ability to plan, analyze, and solve problems creatively, flexibly, and resourcefully.

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Appointment may be at the level of Librarian II or Librarian III depending on experience, record of scholarship, service and achievement. Salary range: $60,100-$92,400, DOE. TIAA/CREFand other retirement options; 24 annual vacation days; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, which together combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.

Reno/Tahoe Area: Located just a 3 ½ hour drive from San Francisco, the Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country's outdoor meccas, which also boasts an array of festivals and cultural activities and an active arts community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

For more information about the position and to apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25067. Job is open until filled.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory or management experience in a library technical services environment
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience creating original records, preferably in an academic or research library setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NACO training and certification to contribute records to LC Name Authority File
  • Experience with original cataloging of special formats such as maps, music, and foreign language materials
  • Experience creating and executing crosswalks between metadata schemas
  • Familiarity with and interest in emerging concepts such as linked data and FRBR and new data models such as BIBFRAME
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm or Islandora

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Metadata Librarian, Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Leads, with other members of the unit, the metadata processing for print materials and non-print materials (including, but not limited to: data sets, electronic databases, DVDs, CDs) in a variety of languages and formats. Helps coordinate the flow of materials through the Resource Management and Assessment unit. Develops and helps train current and new workflows, policies, procedures, and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive, subject and authority metadata for a wide range of information resources with a special emphasis on the Hebrew language material. Works closely with the Judaica Librarian.

REQUIRED: Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2, and evolving standards like RDA; experience with automated library systems and library processing; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work; fluency in the English language; proficiency in foreign language(s); ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA  automated library system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library.

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Dean, Cowles Library/Professor of Librarianship, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Drake University seeks an energetic, innovative and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of Cowles Library at the rank of Professor. Drake University is a midsize, private university in Iowa's capital city of Des Moines, and offers more than 70 majors, minors, and concentrations, and 23 graduate and professional degrees through six colleges and schools. Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. Reporting to the Provost, the Dean leads the strategic and operational direction of Cowles Library and joins a team of thirteen faculty librarians and eight full-time staff in support of the University's mission.

Duties:

As a member of the University leadership team, the dean will work collaboratively to establish the strategic direction of Cowles Library and its relationship to the University. The dean champions the values and ethics of librarianship, and leads their application to library programs and services that further the library and University missions.

The dean is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships beyond the campus community. The dean leads the library's efforts to identify and cultivate fundraising opportunities and to develop collaborative relationships with other libraries and consortia.

The dean oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel, budget, policy development, facilities planning, archives and services. The dean communicates with appropriate library committees and groups to ensure that operational goals--and library faculty and staff roles in pursuit of those goals--are clear.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • A record of scholarship, achievement, and professional service that meets Drake University's and Cowles Library's criteria for tenure and is appropriate for appointment as full professor
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • A commitment to inclusive excellence and equity, specifically the ability to work with individuals and groups of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and/or ethnic backgrounds
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of success in developing collaborative relationships within and beyond the university
  • A collaborative style of leadership and an ability to create a climate of cooperation and trust among constituencies
  • The ability to cultivate relationships with alumni, donors, and local and community partners
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting programs and services that embrace the social value of inclusivity and diversity of identities, backgrounds and ideas
  • Administrative and budgetary leadership at an academic library

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Art and Design Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

In an academic environment where the arts are increasingly dynamic, evolving, and relevant, the Art and Design Librarian leads efforts to connect people, services, and content to a multifaceted faculty, student body, and community. The successful candidate will be proactive, user-centered and identify opportunities for library engagement with both digital and traditional arts scholarship, exhibitions, and projects, and will help lead University Libraries in creating a wide-ranging support agenda for arts research and scholarship across the University. The Librarian will promote engagement with the arts and design disciplines at the University, and specifically support scholarship in collaboration with other units and visual arts leaders in the campus community and in the Columbus area.  The Librarian will liaison with the Wexner Center for the Arts, Hopkins Hall Gallery, ACCAD (Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design), and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum as they grow support of the visual and performing arts through its Arts Initiative. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist. The Librarian will be committed to supporting efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The candidate will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below. This position reports to the Head of the Arts Cohort.

  • Champion the library as an intellectual meeting place for programming, content, and inquiry.
  • Actively engage and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff in areas of Art; Arts Administration Education & Policy; Design; and History of Art to develop strong collaborative relationships and deep partnerships.
  • Communicate the value of scholarly communication, digital initiatives, the development of new online tools, copyright, data management, affordability, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact to the arts community.
  • Anticipate and respond to users' research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries provides patrons with access to information at 13 locations across the Columbus campus to support the research, teaching and learning needs of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.  Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services - in your home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. Librarians familiar with the subject areas and expert in associated research techniques are available for consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:            

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State's commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see: 

https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at gall.108@osu.edu. Please include Art and Design Librarian in the subject field.

Contact Information: Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree, a master's degree with specialization in archives, a master's degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers, subject librarians, special collections curators or others to advance innovative arts research and promote integration of visual arts approaches to enrich the curriculum and research.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced training or degree in art, design or related discipline relevant to the collections and users of an art or design library. 
  • Familiarity with traditional research methods along with emerging technologies in the visual arts.
  • Previous experience in an academic library or an organization serving a visual arts community.
  • Knowledge of collection management practices and information resources for art, art history, and design disciplines.

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Director, Lakeland Library Cooperative, Grand Rapids, MI

Lead Lakeland Library Cooperative--an innovative and accomplished Michigan library cooperative--to continue outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Cooperative (headquartered in suburban Grand Rapids), seeks an experienced library leader--responsive to member libraries, staff, and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next Cooperative Director. Lakeland, one of eleven Michigan cooperatives, works in partnership with its 42-member public libraries providing essential services. With a $1.1 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 11FTE system staff, LLC serves an eight-county region in western Michigan with a service population of 1.2 million people. Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. LLC is a member-focused organization--40 libraries participate in resource sharing through a shared ILS with daily courier service. All Lakeland libraries participate in reciprocal borrowing and belong to MeLCat, the statewide interlibrary loan system. The successful candidate will implement the 2016 Strategic Plan with its focus on four core areas: governance, member services, advocacy, and continuing education. Another key project is exploring migrating to a new ILS and implementing that migration.

West Michigan has it all! With its living sand dunes, it's the spirit of the desert but with hundreds of square miles of fresh water at the end of the trail. With vast forests, it's a wilderness offering unparalleled fishing and hunting and thousands of miles of hiking, biking, equestrian, snowshoeing, Nordic and snowmobile trails wide open for adventure. With Lake Michigan lapping the western shore, it's a paradise of sugar-sand beaches that stretch for 400 ever-changing miles. The clean, safe communities are cultural meccas of the performing arts, historical museums and unique shopping. Golf courses, lighthouses, wineries and casinos--West Michigan is a destination and a place people call home with both small town life and cosmopolitan diverse large cities. With its low cost of living, West Michigan a great place to live, work, and play and is a desirable, affordable location for families.  The Grand Rapids/Kent County area is the unofficial capital of West Michigan and is ranked as #19 in Best Places to Live in the U.S. It shares big-city excitement without big-city hassle and Midwest friendliness with small-town warmth. The area also has a significant focus on the arts. In 2009, Grand Rapids hosted the first ArtPrize--the world's largest art competition determined by public voting--and the city is also known as "Beer City USA" highlighting its prominent breweries. For more details about Lakeland Library Cooperative, the region, and the many attractions of both, see Lakeland Library Cooperative Links.

Responsibilities. The Lakeland Library Cooperative Director, under the direction of the nine-member Executive Board and an Advisory Council, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of the eight-county public library cooperative that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The LLC Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Michigan cooperatives, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services and the Library of Michigan to establish the strategic vision for LLC, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active LLC presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For the full position description, visit LLC Director Position.

Requirements

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; eight years professional public library experience with four years at a managerial level (or an equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to perform the work required); and possession of (or the ability to obtain) a Librarian's Permanent Professional Certificate issued by the State of Michigan. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a desire to move the system forward to excellence and innovation. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and prior experience in regional cooperatives, systems or consortia are all additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $90,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller. The position closes October 29, 2017.

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Access and Discovery Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Access and Discovery Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries' Metadata Services Department. This position provides leadership and support for a range of services supporting the user discovery and access experience. The Access and Discovery Librarian serves on the Metadata Services Department Management Group and oversees and coordinates the operations of the Access and Discovery Team. This team is responsible for optimizing access and discovery of the Libraries' collections including databases, datasets, e-journals, and e-books; compiling usage statistics; troubleshooting access problems; and maintaining linking and authentication tools for library resources. The Access and Discovery Librarian supervises 2 FTE staff; oversees staff training and performance evaluations; fosters an environment that supports staff professional development; advocates for resources as needed to position the team for success; and builds and maintains communication channels with both internal and external stakeholders. The Access and Discovery Librarian will participate in the development of FOLIO, a new open-source library services platform. The successful candidate is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.             

Appointment and Salary:  

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by October 12, 2017, in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 11125) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references.  The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=11125&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Wbw8f1LlE48.mailto

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)--and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region--we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877--attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere.  At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest.  Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

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Executive Director, ALA, Chicago, IL

Libraries are an iconic feature of American civic life.  For many, libraries have introduced them to the joy of learning and the magic of books; have offered a safe and productive haven for study, research and reflection; and have transformed user's lives through educational programs and community resources. Not only have America's libraries changed the lives of many of their users, they themselves have transformed as societal needs, technology, and other forces in the economy have dramatically reshaped the role and nature of libraries. Libraries have adapted to the digital age and are committed to meeting the evolving needs of their communities.

The American Library Association (ALA) seeks a dynamic, innovative, enterprising, and experienced leader in the library and information resources field to serve as its next Executive Director. Founded in 1876, the ALA is the world's oldest and largest library association and promotes the work of libraries, librarians, and the value of professional library and information science education. It advocates for issues and values that are important to the field and to a free and open information society. ALA achieves these goals through its programs, publications, annual conferences, professional development and outreach work.

The Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, represents over 58,000 members, has a staff of 260, and an annual budget of $52 million. ALA also has an office in Washington DC that represents libraries on Capitol Hill, and consists of the Office of Government Relations (OGR) and the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).

The position of Executive Director of the American Library Association offers an extraordinary and exciting opportunity to champion, represent and support one of the most trusted and valuable institutions in American society. The next Executive Director will be able to leverage the organization's strong reputation and the passion and dedication of the Association's members, staff and elected leaders to build even stronger support for libraries, those who work in them, and the millions of users who benefit from them.

We will offer a competitive salary based on experience. ALA also offers a comprehensive and valuable benefits package that includes generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

Requirements:

The ALA has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Candidates will be considered only if they possess an ALA-accredited Master's Degree or a CAEP accredited Master's Degree with a specialty in School Library Media. 

Apply here.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Nanette M. Blandin and Marc St. Hilaire
Isaacson, Miller

Please copy and paste this link into your internet browser:

http://www.imsearch.com/searches/details/content/S6-242

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Call for LIS professional book and textbook authors, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD

Charles Harmon, Rowman & Littlefield's Editor for library and information services, is actively seeking proposals for books in the following areas.

 

Should you have interest in writing or compiling/editing a book in one of these topics (or an allied topic), or know of someone who would be a good author in the area, please contact Charles at charmon@rowman.com or 212-529-3888, ext. 305.

Textbooks                                                                Books for working professionals

 

Library Administration                                          Budgeting

Human Information Behavior                             Financial Management

Big Data                                                                     Library Programming (all types)

Collection Development                                       Weeding

Collection Management                                       Basic Acquisitions Guide

Reference Services & Sources               

School Librarianship

Public Librarianship

Special Libraries

Materials for Children

History of Books & Reading

Young Adult Services

Technology (all types)

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Disaster Planning in the Digital Age, New Hampshire Archives Group, Keene, NH

The Best Laid Plans
DISASTER PLANNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
October 11, 2017

Historical Society of Cheshire County,

246 Main Street, Keene, NH

Fall '17 workshop.
​With digital materials claiming an ever-larger share of our archival collections, it's time to re-examine our policies for securing those collections and managing disasters.

Recently enacted state legislation allows municipalities to retain permanent records in digital (PDF/A) format and permits the destruction of more paper records, so we have invited Brian Burford, NH State Archivist, to explore the ramifications as cities and towns consider changing their records management and retention policies.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
, author of Protecting Your Collections: A Manual of Archival Security (SAA, 1995) will also join us to reflect on what has (and hasn't) changed since his manual was first published, and he will discuss how digital materials of all types must now be included in our plans.

A lunchtime discussion panel, an afternoon demonstration on handling wet books and materials, and tours of Mason Library Special Collections and Keene State College film archives will round out the workshop.

​Attendance is limited to 75. Advance registration and payment (online or mailed check) required. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may register using the NHAG member rate.

Registration details: September 18 through noon on October 10, 2017. NHAG members are $20; non-members are $30; combined workshop/membership (new or renewed through May 2018) is $35. Morning coffee and lunch are included with all full-day registrations.

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Project Archivist, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Project Archivist, Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum, an internationally recognized cultural institution located on the Kennebec River in Bath, seeks a project archivist to join our research library staff and play a key role in helping the museum to continue to grow and excel. If you are an enthusiastic and experienced archivist who cares about Maine's cultural heritage and who enjoys working with documents, as a part of an ongoing digital initiative -- consider joining our team!

 

The Museum

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine's maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, a research library, an historic shipyard, educational programs, and narrated excursions along area waterways.  Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, "The City of Ships" and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world. 

 

The Museum has a staff of 22 FTEs, an additional 16 seasonal staff, 275+ volunteers, and an active and supportive board of trustees. MMM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and adheres to the highest standards of the museum profession.

 

The Position

The Project Archivist works in the Museum's Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library to arrange and describe a variety of manuscript material relating to Maine and American vessels, wooden shipbuilding, shipping, and other maritime subjects.  Additional areas of involvement include supervising volunteer staff and/or a part-time library assistant (or summer intern). There are many collections or archives requiring cataloguing, including photographic material to be arranged and indexed. Archivist will sort out the various sub-collections, arrange them, perform various maintenance tasks (removing metal fasteners, re-housing in acid-free material), and produce detailed finding aids compatible with others in the library. General assistance with other library functions and planning will be expected, but the primary duties will be archival work. This position reports to the Chief Curator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in appropriate field
  • At least 3 years' experience working with manuscripts and photographs
  • Physical ability to climb short ladders and lift boxes up to 30 lbs.
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise non-professionals
  • A team-player with a sense of humor who can work both independently and with others
  • Historical knowledge and background
  • Preferred: MLS/MLIS, maritime history knowledge, extensive library/museum experience

 

This is a two-year, temporary contract position at full-time (40 hours a week), paying $20/hour. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To Apply:  Send cover letter, list of three references, and resume to John Settelen, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath ME 04530;  settelen @maritimeme.org

Additional information

Position Type:  Professional

Library Type:  Special

Job Title:  Project Archivist

Library:  Maine Maritime Museum Library

(The Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library at Maine Maritime Museum)

Town:  Bath, Maine

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ASIS&T Webinar: Information Visualization for the Future Generation Catalog

Information Visualization for the Future Generation Catalog

September 20, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT (17:00:00 - World Clock)

The mass availability of large digital collections offered by libraries is partly forcing the online library catalog to become an information exploration and analysis tool. Over the past decade, the continuing transition towards discovery catalogs has provided a number of opportunities to develop novel library data exploration tools and services. One promising avenue is Information Visualization (IV), which refers to a range of techniques that aim to facilitate users' interaction with large datasets. How can IV help libraries and their users? What has IV done for libraries so far? Based on scholarly and professional literature this presentation describes the context driving this interest and the current state and future of visualization tools for libraries. Attendees will be able to better assess if and how IV might be useful in their organizations, what are the barriers to using IV, and how to potentially overcome them.

Webinar sponsored by SIG VIS

Presenter
C. JulienProf. Charles-Antoine Julien teaches information technology (i.e., databases, Web systems, programming) at McGill's School of Information Studies, where his research concerns the design and testing of novel online tools for organized collection exploration and searching. His expertise was first developed during a prior career as a database application developer and trainer, followed by graduate and post-graduate work in the information sciences, more specifically, using technology to interact with large organized collections in novel ways. His doctoral research developed a 3D information visualization topic exploration tool, during which he established an expertise in library catalogues. This expertise was recognized in the province of Quebec throughout 2008-09 when he was invited to give 5 presentations or workshops, and in 2012 he published a Library Trends article describing his novel topical browsing tool for library collections. He now revisits library catalogue evolution after almost a decade of growth in library's digital collections, and evolution of its public access tools.

Registration & Pricing: Free!
https://www.asist.org/events/webinars/information-visualization-for-the-future-generation-catalog/

If You're Unable to Attend the Live Webinar, You Will Get Access to the Webinar Recording, & Slides

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ASIS&T: Meet the Authors Webinar

ASIS&T Meet the Authors: 21st Century Skills Development - Through Fun and Effective Inquiry-Based Learning, September 22, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00pm EDT

The speakers will share some core ideas in their new book titled "21st Century Skills Development Through Inquiry-Based Learning: From Theory to Practice". The book brings together three of the most important contemporary topics in educational research. Within each of these topics, the book works at integrating across frameworks for a range of standards, as well as varying inquiry-oriented pedagogies. The book reviews the definitions of twenty-first century skills, considers what different frameworks have been established as contemporary guiding educational tenets, and integrates the intersections among frameworks, and aligns them in the three very different national educational contexts of Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States. A key theme that runs through the book is the ambitious teaching and learning practices that are integral to inquiry-based learning environments. These are ambitious for teachers in that they will need to be prepared to adapt to the direction!

These are ambitious for learners, as much is expected of them, as they become active agents with heavy responsibility for their own learning. Inquiry-based learning environments are ambitious in the type of new approaches to instructional design and assessment that are needed. The challenges are considerable as they are at variance with teachers' learning histories and the current generation of students' learning experiences. It requires a high level of technology, information literacy, and media literacy that are twenty-first century skills for teachers along with the students they teach. The book provides both a vital starting point for educators to question and to come to know our own perspectives on learning, our own frames of reference, our own assumptions and beliefs about learning, and then to advance our pedagogy through the rich elaboration of the approaches provided in the book.

Order your copy of 21st Century Skills Development Through Fun and Effective Inquiry-Based Learning and receive a 20% discount!

About the Authors

Dr. Samuel Kai Wah Chu, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was the Head of Division of Information and Technology Studies (2013-16) and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Technology in Education (2008-17). He received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Library Science from University of British Columbia. He obtained 2 PhDs in Education - one focusing on e-Learning from University College London, Institute of Education (Ranked 1st in the world - QS 2017) and another one focusing on Information and Library Science from HKU, Faculty of Education (7th in the world - QS 2017). He has involved in over 50 research/project grants with a total funding of US$ 8,913,363. He has published more than 270 articles and books with over 50 appear in international academic journals. This includes key journals in the area of IT in education, information and library science, school librarianship, academic librarianship! Dr. Chu is the Managing Editor for Journal of Information & Knowledge Management and was the Associate Editor for Online Information Review (2012-16). He is also a Member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel of the Research Grants Council of HK. He has received a number of awards including the Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award in 2013, Faculty's Knowledge Exchange Award in 2016 and Excellent Health Promotion Project Award from Food and Health Bureau in 2017. He is ranked as the top 66th author in the world regarding his publications in library and information science (DOI 10.1007/s11192-014-1519-9).


Dr. Rebecca Reynolds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University. Her work addresses the development of e-learning systems for formal in-school teaching and learning in K-12. She also explores the use of such systems to support informal learning, engagement and knowledge-building in a broad range of affinity spaces. She uses a range of methods to address these questions spanning qualitative and quantitative social science research with human subjects, while also studying systems-generated content such as site metrics and trace log data, considering data validity and ethics in education, and using the method of design-based research. She publishes widely in the fields of information science, educational technology, learning analytics and the learning sciences. She was recognized with an Institute for Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Early Careers grant award in 2012 totaling $399,995, as well as internal Rutgers University funding in the amount of $55,000, supporting her scholarship. She was the recipient of her Faculty's Outstanding Research Award in 2016.

Registration & Pricing

ASIS&T Members, Free!
Non-Members: $15
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https://www.asist.org/events/meet-the-author-series/21st-century-skills-development-through-fun-and-effective-inquiry-based-learning/

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Visiting Scholar Program, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

As an internationally engaged research lab, our Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) hosts a diverse range of outstanding multidisciplinary scholars from around the world. The program provides visiting scholars/professors with an opportunity to further their own research as well as collaborate with the Lab on a joint research project.

During the program (1-6 months), the visiting scholar will be an active participant in the research life of the Lab and will have access to our international network of experts and our suite of social media data analytics tools. The visiting scholar will also have the chance to explore Toronto, Canada's largest and most multicultural city.

We invite you to apply at http://socialmedialab.ca/visit

Applications are due Sep 30, 2017!

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Assistant Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

The School of Information at San Jose State University is recruiting for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Organizational Management and Behavior in Information Professions.


Applicants should have:
Experience in teaching 100% online courses in:

  • Challenges and critical success factors of information service development.
  • Strategic long term management and daily challenges involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library initiatives.
  • Effective mediation between the users of information and the resources and information systems in specific organizational contexts.
  • Best practices in library and information service strategic planning.
  • Performance measures that contribute to the effective development of library and information services.


Research interests in at least one of the following:

  • Advocacy and advocacy metrics in the information professions.
  • Decision making in the information professions.
  • Management of globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in globally distributed online environments - both profit and nonprofit.



An earned doctorate must be completed by the time of application.

Applications close on February 14th, 2018.

Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

For complete information see: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/sites/default/files/content_pdf/soi_0.pdf



Dr. Sandy Hirsh, the Director of the School of Information, will be attending the ASIS&T meeting and will be happy to talk with anyone interested. Please email her to set up an appointment: Sandy.Hirsh@sjsu.edu

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Library Clerk, LibGig, Chicago, IL

LibGig, a LAC Group company, is seeking a, part-time temporary Library Clerk to provide para-professional support services to our client, a federal court in Chicago, Illinois. This position will provide support services for the court's library and staff and will work 16 hours per week on a flexible schedule during normal business hours.  This position will work from our client's site.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact at the main service desk and assist patrons with smaller reference requests
  • Assist patrons with use of computers and printers
  • Manage the physical library collections, including shelving, weeding and shifting of library material, noting when items are damaged and/or missing from the collection, etc;
  • Provide library local support services, including, but limited too: open and process mail, data entry, log receipt of material into the library catalog, distribute newspapers, process new acquisitions, process returns, assist with basic orders, basic renewals, and basic cancellations, route print material, process and distribute office copies/desk-books, provide customer service;
  • Assist patrons in locating local print and electronic holdings;
  • Maintain an inviting clean library space;
  • Participate in other duties or projects as requested.



Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a library environment is required;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm library is preferred
  • Knowledge of library call numbers, shelving, shifting and weeding collections is desired;
  • Must have an excellent work ethic and exceptional attention to detail;
  • A professional attitude and good customer services skills are a must.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/M3aiT3

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Instructional Design Librarian, University of Washington Tacoma, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES

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

 

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

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

 

UW TACOMA

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

 

THE POSITION

 

Under the general direction of the Head, Media & Digital Collections, the Instructional Design Librarian is a key member of the University of Washington Tacoma Library. The Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with library staff to develop online learning modules and other tools to enable scaling of instruction.

 

The Instructional Design Librarian will also participate in campus pedagogical practices through one-on-one consultation with faculty, the development and offering of workshops, and other techniques to improve the educational experience for UW Tacoma students.

 

As part of this work, the Instructional Design Librarian will contribute to the Library's digital scholarship program, both supporting faculty interested in integrating digital scholarship into their teaching and supporting the use of digital scholarship as a source in classroom teaching.

 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a subject librarian for the School of Social Work & Criminal Justice and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science's Social, Behavioral, & Human Sciences department as per the UW TacomaSubject Librarian Guidelines.
  • Supports development of an online education infrastructure for the library.
  • Works with librarians and faculty looking to modify their teaching in light of research findings in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, emerging pedagogies, or academic technology with particular emphasis on digital and publicly engaged scholarship.
  • Consults one-on-one, offers workshops, and communicates across campus about developments in teaching practices at UW Tacoma and more broadly in the literature of teaching and learning.
  • Leads library and campus in Open Educational Resource adoption and implementation.
  • Facilitates a learning environment for students across the university that is responsive to evidence-based improvements.
  • Represents the Library in campus committees focused on learning and instruction in collaboration with the Head, Instruction Services.
  • Participates in coordination and implementation of the library website, LibGuides, and the campus institutional repository.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Coursework or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.

  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.

 

Preferred

  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

 

 

SALARY 

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

 

RANK 

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librariandepending on qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Instructional Design Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Librarian, University of Washington Tacoma, Seattle, WA

Title:                First Year Experience Librarian

Location:        University of Washington Tacoma 

THE LIBRARIES

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

 

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

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

 

UW TACOMA

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

 

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head, Instruction Services, the First Year Experience Librarian is a key member of the University of Washington Tacoma Library. The First Year Experience Librarian serves as the UW Tacoma Library representative on matters of undergraduate persistence and retention, with emphasis on first year students, first generation students, and student success.

 

The First Year Experience Librarian coordinates the Library's participation in campus orientations, as well as coordinates instruction coverage for first year and writing courses. The First Year Experience Librarian also represents the Library in campus-wide discussions about undergraduate student success.

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates instruction of first year and writing classes with subject librarians for UW Tacoma Library.
  • Delivers library programs and services that target and improve first-year student retention and student success.
  • Coordinates library participation in campus orientation activities.
  • Serves as a subject librarian for language, literature, and writing as per the UW Tacoma Subject Librarian Guidelines.
  • Serves as a local expert on issues relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.
  • Offers training for the library (and others) interested in developing innovative and effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students.
  • Represents the UW Tacoma Library in campus-wide discussions of first year students.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.

  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.

 

Preferred

  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librariandepending on qualifications and background.

 

BENEFITS

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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: First Year Experience Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Library Information Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Established in 1958, Special Collections, a nationally recognized repository, includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond. Special Collections serves the University of Arizona Libraries as the holder of primary research materials chiefly in the fields of Literature, Arizona and Southwestern History, and the Sciences. Gathered here too are important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.

Duties:

  • Assist with the survey and identification of all multimedia materials for digitization and to actively assist with development and implementation of digitization workflows and policies for multimedia collections in the department, and physical reformatting of multimedia materials in the department's in-house Audio-Visual Lab.
  • Complete related project work including: preparing selected collections for digitization, assigning metadata, and uploading content to Libraries delivery platforms.
  • Create metadata and access points for archival materials through the use of ArchivesSpace, EADMARC, and other standards and frameworks.
  • Intellectually organize, process, and rehouse archival materials.
  • Create/prepare DACS complaint finding aids and collection records.
  • May assist with reference inquiries, instruction, and creation of exhibits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience processing archival collections with appropriate professional standards, such as DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).
  • Experience using one or more digital repository systems, including DSpace and Omeka, and archival collections management systems including ArchivesSpace.
  • Experience working with metadata schemas, including Dublin Core, PBCore, and EAD.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift items up to 40 pounds and retrieve materials from shelves.

 

Full description: https://uacareers.com/postings/22131

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Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

Part-time position (16 hours/week) for a Circulation Assistant.  Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties.  The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $17.96 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by October 9, 2017.  AA/EOE

 

A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

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CISER Research Data Services Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented data services librarian to support social science researchers across the research data lifecycle. 


CISER has strengths in social and economic data, computational infrastructure, and restricted-access data, as well as a robust data-sharing environment including a data archive that dates to 1981. The successful applicant will spearhead efforts to further develop CISER's data-rich environment, notably via enhancements to CISER's Data Archive and by participating in data-intensive collaborations with researchers and other librarians worldwide.

Cornell social scientists are on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research questions using complex data resources. Growing recognition of the value of interdisciplinary and data-driven research affords CISER and its Cornell partners with opportunities to support numeric, qualitative, and other research within a lifecycle approach to data management. The individual in this position will play a key role in anticipating, developing, and implementing services to support these activities.

Click here for the full job description.

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Training Specialist, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

The American Psychological Association's Customer Relations team is hiring! Do you like to develop & present training sessions? Got a knack for troubleshooting? Are you a strong project manager? If the answer is yes - please read on.

 

Customer Relations is looking for a second APA Style Training Specialist to help us grow our training and support program for APA Style CENTRAL. You would work closely with our current APA Style Training Specialist in a high-visibility role developing training and providing customer support for students, faculty, librarians, and other users of APA Style CENTRAL. More specifically, the position involves: 

  • Developing and delivering webinars and in-person training sessions for a variety of academic audiences
  • Coordinating and executing campus visits and representing APA and APA Style CENTRAL at conferences
  • Providing customer support, including troubleshooting assistance, via email and phone
  • Managing the development, production, and delivery of training materials and technical support documentation
  • And much more!

 

The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA's applicant system and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary requirements. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

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Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

We are looking for volunteers for the Boston Book Festival, and students are welcome to apply. 
 
Any interested parties should fill out this short survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eem1y0iqj7p78me1/start.

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Reference & Geospatial Librarian, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

THE OPPORTUNITY

Building upon the legacy of Norman B. Leventhal's vision and leadership, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library seeks a Reference & Geospatial Librarian to help deliver on the mission of the Leventhal Map Center to spark curiosity and learning among people of all ages.

Stewarding the Boston Public Library's cartographic collection of more than 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases, the Leventhal Map Center is ranked among the top map centers in the United States for the size of its collection and the significance of its historic (pre-1900) material; its track record of outstanding public exhibitions; innovative K-12 education programs for students and teachers that enhance the teaching of subjects from geography to history to language arts to STEM; and advanced digitization program and website offering access to the digital collections, tools, and other resources. 

The collection is the second largest in the country located in a public library, and the Leventhal Map Center's mission encompasses providing broad and free access to and meaningful engagement with these invaluable resources for scholars, educators, students, and the general public. 

The collection is primarily from the United States, World, and Europe, and dates from 1482 to the present. It features four "Collections of Distinction":

  • The American Revolutionary War period (defined broadly as 1750 to 1800, these maps highlight Boston's role in the revolution but also document the crucial events that led from the French and Indian War to the War for Independence to the formation of a new nation during the last decade of the 18th century).
  • Boston and New England (depicting the physical and cultural geography of the New England region, these maps, bird's eye views, and atlases provide moderate scale coverage of the entire region as well as large scale coverage of Boston and individual towns and counties throughout Massachusetts and the neighboring states).
  • Maritime Charts and Atlases (dating from the 17th century through the 19th century, these charts and nautical atlases pertaining to the North Atlantic, and the coastal waters of Europe and the United States produced by commercial firms and government provide resources for tracing the routes of early explorers, reconstructing the maritime history of New England, and studying the history of publishing navigational aids).

The Leventhal Map Center's last major exhibition, We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence featured 60 maps, 40 prints, paintings, and objects selected from 20 partner institutions, including the British Library, the Library of Congress, and private collectors. It attracted 107,000 visitors at the Boston Public Library, and another 120,000 at Colonial Williamsburg. It will open at the New-York Historical Society in November 2017. The semiannual changing exhibitions in the Leventhal Map Center's own gallery attract approximately 60,000 visitors each. 

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leventhal Map Center has developed partnerships with nine institutions including the British Library, Library of Congress, and private collectors to offer on Leventhal Map Center's website 2,200 high resolution digitized maps of the American Revolutionary War era.

TO APPLY

We welcome qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds including history, geography, historical cartography, geospatial technologies, and digital humanities to apply for the positon.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. City of Boston residency is not required.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email.

Please begin subject line with Last name, First name, Reference and Geospatial Librarian.

Connie Chin

President

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

617.859.2506

info@leventhalmap.org

View full document here.

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Program Advocate, MASSCreative, Boston, MA

From its world-class institutions to its community-based arts and cultural activities, Massachusetts has one of the most vibrant creative communities in the nation. Despite this, many of our political leaders still consider the arts, cultural, and creative community to be "nice, but not necessary."

In response, MASSCreative, the statewide arts advocacy organization, was founded in 2012 and is currently supported by 380+ institutional members and 27,000 individual advocates.

MASSCreative's advocacy campaigns bring together the collective voice of the creative community to advocate for the resources and support they need to build healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities.

MASSCreative works to increase public funding for arts and culture, ensure arts education for every child, preserve creative spaces, and make arts, culture, and creativity a prominent issue in all elections in the Commonwealth.

MASSCreative seeks an energetic and talented candidate to develop and deepen relationships with government officials, opinion leaders and advocacy partners and build MASSCreative's grassroots network through digital and field organizing tactics. This position reports to the Program Director.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen MASSCreative's "inside game" by building deeper relationships with political leaders at the State House and City Halls across the Commonwealth.
  • Build strong coalitions by expanding MASSCreative's base with other leading advocacy sectors including community development, youth services, education, environment, and health care.
  • Develop policy initiatives to bring more resources and support to the arts and cultural community.
  • Build a strong online network through designing and curating social media and web content. Implement digital strategies to mobilize and educate the creative community and tells its story.
  • Build a strong field operation by training our grassroots advocacy network to utilize digital and traditional organizing tactics to elevate the creative community's advocacy voice.
  • Help build a diverse fundraising base through organizational and individual outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience as a staff person or advocate for social change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in grassroots campaigns, including both digital and traditional organizing tactics
  • Engagement with policy and campaign development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to build and mobilize a group of people around a project or campaign
  • Willingness to work with a small and hard-working staff 
  • Passion and a commitment for advocating for the arts and cultural community

Location: Boston MA

To Apply: Email letter of interest, résumé, and two references to jobs@masscreative.org with your name and Program Advocate in the subject line.

People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Administrative Assistant, MASSCreative, Boston, MA

From its world-class institutions to its community-based arts and cultural activities, Massachusetts has one of the most vibrant creative communities in the nation. Despite this, many of our political leaders still consider the arts, cultural, and creative community to be "nice, but not necessary."

In response, MASSCreative, the statewide arts advocacy organization, was founded in 2012 and is currently supported by 380+ institutional members and 27,000 individual advocates.

MASSCreative's advocacy campaigns bring together the collective voice of the creative community to advocate for the resources and support they need to build healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities.

MASSCreative works to increase public funding for arts and culture, ensure arts education for every child, preserve creative spaces, and make arts, culture, and creativity a prominent issue in all elections in the Commonwealth.

MASSCreative seeks an energetic and talented candidate to coordinate our financial, administrative, fundraising, and office operations. This position reports to the Deputy Director.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate administrative systems including daily office operations, equipment, materials, scheduling, payroll, and employee benefits
  • Coordinate financial systems including income, membership, and expenses
  • Coordinate and upgrade the fundraising/campaign database and website
  • Coordinate membership and donor mailings and renewals
  • Coordinate production of the Annual Report, monthly newsletters, and other printed and online collateral material as needed
  • Provide administrative support for the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Program Director
  • Recruit and oversee interns and core volunteers

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Administrative experience with databases, financial systems, and general office management
  • Graphic design experience preferred
  • Willingness to work with a small and hard-working staff
  • Passion and commitment for advocating for the arts and cultural community
  • 1-3 years of experience as an administrative staff person

LOCATION: Boston MA

TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, résumé, and two references to jobs@masscreative.org with your name and Administrative Assistant in the subject line.

People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Business & Finance Careers Expo, Simmons College, Boston, MA

DATE:              9/26/17 (Tuesday)
TIME:              4:00-6:30 pm
LOCATION:    Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd Floor, MCB 

The Expo is a targeted recruitment event with attending employers seeking to screen and hire for full-time jobs and internships. Recruiters are hiring across a range of different functions, including finance, marketing, operations, HR, technology, and more. Information on companies and position openings can be found on the CareerLink event page.

 

The following firms are registered, with several Simmons alums scheduled to attend: 

  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Eaton Vance
  • Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Investor Group Services
  • Moody Street Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential
  • Staples
  • Stop & Shop
  • Wellington Management 

Event Format 

Unlike a typical open career fair, the Expo is divided into three segments: 

1) Round Tables - employers will present their company and programs to groups of students in three 20 min. rotations 
2) One-on-One Conversations - students will sign up on arrival to talk with company reps in 15 min. one-on-one sessions 
3) Open Networking - students can talk to any employer

Student Attendees

The Expo is open to undergraduates (sophomores, juniors, & seniors) as well as business graduate students. However there is a strong emphasis on seniors seeking FT positions post-graduation and on juniors and sophomores seeking internships. While it is open to all majors we strongly recommend the event for those in Management, Finance, Marketing, Economics, Math, Computer Science/IT, and Communications. 

Professional dress and RSVP are both required! Students need to RSVP via CareerLink in order to attend the event.

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Metadata Manager, Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston, MA

The Higher Education Metadata Manager is responsible for the integrity, evolution, and promotion of clean, useful product and asset metadata records for Higher Ed. This requires a mastery understanding of product information management and the related systems, as well as a working knowledge of how this information technically drives the metadata lifecycle through websites, distribution feeds, and financial and reporting systems. The HE Metadata Manager is responsible for the quality guidelines around record setup of HBS, HBP, and partner content. With a focus on the comprehensive capture of administrative and descriptive metadata, this position ensures downstream systems have straightforward, accurate product and asset metadata. This includes integrating descriptive business education taxonomies defined by the Marketing team into the intake and record setup process to support search and findability goals. The HE Metadata Manager has a distinct understanding of HBP's and HE's data models, drives HE's metadata management and development, and supports other teams in their use of HE's metadata. Because Higher Education has a substantial catalog of content that is used across the company and its metadata requirements and restrictions are complex, the HE Metadata Manager has a leading role in governance and stewardship initiatives with internal stakeholders and external content providers. This position is also responsible for ensuring HE metadata management tools and other databases and software are aligned with the product information management system. 

HE Metadata Structure 

  • Maintain a detailed understanding of HE's metadata model, as well as a working knowledge of other market units' models and HBP's information and technical architecture to inform HE intake decisions and change requests. 
  • Ensure administrative (operational, functional) metadata is comprehensive and straightforward, and collaborate with the Marketing taxonomist on descriptive metadata to guarantee a cohesive intake structure.
  • Evaluate, make recommendations, and collaborate on the implementation of new or changing fields and values, with an eye toward standards and best practices. Recommendations could include establishing controlled vocabularies, the graceful deprecation of older fields and values, etc. 


Intake and Record Setup 

  • In coordination with the Operations intake staff, analyze incoming content for metadata quality and accuracy to the content in adherence to contract specifications and HE standards, focusing on clean intake for overall catalog quality. 
  • Coordinate with the Marketing taxonomist to ensure the integration of the business education taxonomy metadata during the intake process.
  • Update metadata intake guidelines to effectively map incoming HBS and partner metadata to HE's metadata.
  • Establish and socialize new product intake requirements for metadata. 



Management and Governance 

  • Own the governance over HE's metadata intake and setup, including product and asset metadata. 
  • Ensure metadata management tools, databases, and software are aligned with HE's metadata model and integrated with PIM as needed (Synaptica, Kaltura, Forio, etc.).
  • Collaborate with company-wide operational and marketing stakeholders around overlapping and disparate metadata needs in an effort to streamline technical work, establish consistency of intake, and ensure the necessary product information is being captured.
  • Develop and sustain non-technical user guides and documentation for use in trainings, just-in-time support, and troubleshooting.
  • Establish and track metadata-related metrics and reporting. 


Stewardship 

  • Collaborate with the Content Operations Systems Analyst and the Content Operations team, HE Tech developers, reporting experts, and IT teams to ensure HE metadata is being used accurately and effectively downstream. 
  • Mentor Operations intake staff and promote a common understanding of fields and values across the organization.
  • Serve as HE metadata resource on teams to enhance the collective understanding of HE's metadata and support goals.

Please apply online.

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Reading Room Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 

Reading Room Student Assistant Hours: The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5. Weekly schedule to be determined, will include some Saturdays each month. 17 to 35 hours/week: October-December 17 hours/week. 
This is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled Simmons SLIS students. 
Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.
Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. The Yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. 
Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, Reading Room student assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, manuscript and audiovisual materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site and on-site material; and other light processing projects that may arise. In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor. 
Experience:
Required: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Excellent attention to detail. Able to commit to a set weekly schedule. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room or other Special Collections experience.
Salary: $14.00/hour 
To apply: Application deadline: October 7, 2017. Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarianjennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Technical Services/Circulation Manager, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, a division of LAC Group, is searching for a Technical Services/Circulation Manager for a public library in the East Los Angeles area. The Tech Services Manager will be responsible for performing administrative duties while overseeing the daily operation of the Support Services Division of the Library. This is a full-time benefitted position that will run for about 6 months.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/RMC5uP

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage, plan, direct and coordinate the functions and operations of the Support Services Division of the City's library system, including circulation, technical and materials management services.
  • Monitor and coordinate library building maintenance needs with other City departments.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Manage the library's emergency preparedness program.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures, administration of the Library's annual budget and plan of service.
  • Provide oversight of the Library computer system and related support services functions.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or a related field is required. A Master's degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science is preferred.
  • At least four years of experience in technical services/circulation including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility that includes experience in budgeting is required. Facilities maintenance experience is desirable.

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Conference on Technology, Mind, and Society, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC

The American Psychological Association will hold an interdisciplinary conference on *Technology, Mind, and Society* in Washington, DC, on April 5-7, 2018. Scientists, practitioners, policymakers, and students from around the world are invited to participate in the event.

The conference will provide a venue for reporting and assessing current efforts to understand and shape the interactions of human beings and technology, for identifying priorities for future work, and for promoting exchange and collaboration among participants.

The conference will be organized around the following broad themes:

  • Basic Research: How humans understand and use technology, impacts of technology on human experience and behavior, human-technology interactions as mutually adaptive systems, role of technology in advancing other areas of scientific research, and related topics.
  • Foundations of Technology Design: Development of technologies informed by psychological, behavioral, and social science research.
  • Applications: Development, use, and impact of specific technologies in domains such as aging, education, mental and physical health, recreation, and the workplace.
  • Broader Implications: Ethical and policy questions concerning the opportunities and challenges arising from human-technology interactions.


Conference presentations may address the role of humans at the individual, group, and/or societal levels. They may consider universal features of human-technology interactions as well as features that vary across age, culture, economic conditions, and other dimensions of human diversity.

Moreover, the conference aims to address the full range of contemporary and emerging technologies. These include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile devices, social media, virtual/augmented reality, gaming, geographic information systems, autonomous vehicles, and biomedical technologies (e.g., brain-machine interfaces, genetic engineering).

The conference is open to researchers, professionals, and students in all relevant areas, including psychology and other behavioral and social sciences, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, design, health research, education research, city and regional planning, public policy, history of science and technology, and philosophy.

In addition to keynote talks by leading researchers, the conference will feature peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations. Ample opportunities will be provided for discussion and networking.

Questions
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If you have any questions, please contact the APA
Science Directorate (science@apa.org).

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Call for Proposals: HathitTrust Research Center UnCamp 2018, Berkeley, CA

Follow @hathitrust, tweet with #HTRCUC18

https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018

January 25-26, 2018
Berkeley, CA

IMPORTANT DATES
October 15, 2017 - Call for Proposals Priority Deadline
November 22, 2017 - Notification of Acceptance
November 29, 2017 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration
January 25-26, 2018 - HTRC UnCamp

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) invites proposals for the 2018 HTRC UnCamp <https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc_uncamp2018> to be held from January 25-26th, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. Proposals for panel presentations, lightning talks, and posters 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.


Priority Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017


TOPICS AND FORMATS

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Computational Text Analysis
  • Possible areas: Computational Text Analysis (CTA) basics, Visualizing HathiTrust data, Tools and methodologies for CTA in HathiTrust, Using Bookworm, CTA and HathiTrust case studies
  • Worksets and Corpus Creation
  • HathiTrust as a corpus or data for CTA, How to create, reuse, or publish a focused corpus/workset from HathiTrust, Research reproducibility and sharing text as data
  • Digital Pedagogy and Text Analysis Curricula
  • Possible areas: Teaching Computational Text Analysis, HathiTrust & HTRC in the classroom, Instructional case studies
  • Fair Use, Copyright, and Non-Consumptive Research in HathiTrust
  • Possible areas: Copyright and fair use issues related to non-consumptive research, Orphaned works, HathiTrust Data Capsule, Case studies
  • Demystifying HathiTrust Metadata
  • Possible areas: Introduction to HathiTrust metadata, Future directions for HTRC metadata, Leveraging HathiTrust metadata for analysis and corpus building, Metadata tools
  • HathiTrust Development, News, and Updates
  • Possible areas: Developing tools and uses for HathiTrust, Future directions for HathiTrust, What's new in HathiTrust, HathiTrust community, Case studies of tool development



Proposals may include the following formats:

  • 15-minute Panel presentations (with 5 minutes for discussion) that are relevant in areas of new frontiers for tools, services and policies related to non-consumptive research, or that showcase work being conducted using the HathiTrust corpus as source material.
  • 5-minute Lightning Talks that briefly showcase research projects using HTRC; the development, extension, or implementation of HTRC and related tools; library and campus support of HTRC; or instances of HTRC in the classroom. Projects in development are encouraged. Projection will be available for slides and demos.
  • Posters that address topics of interest to the HTRC community (e.g., computational text analysis, open access, digital humanities, digital pedagogy) and do not need to relate to HTRC directly. Poster authors will have an opportunity to brief attendees on their work immediately prior to a networking reception where the posters will be displayed.


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.


Submission Guidelines

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


The following information should be included in proposals:

  • Format (panel presentation, lightning talk, or poster)
  • Title of the presentation/poster
  • Presenter name and affiliation
  • Co-presenters and affiliations (if applicable)
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Any special requirements (e.g., technology needs other than larger monitors/screens)

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Metadata & Research Librarian, LAC Federal, Washington DC

LAC Federal, an LAC Group company, is looking for an experienced Metadata and Research Librarian to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area. The Librarian will work with a Federal information center to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. We are looking for someone with sufficient knowledge and expertise to collect, track, and store data in databases and communicate the needs of the information center with the agency's IT specialists. This is a 12 month contract, full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position. 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/La8sf8

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's Degree in information or library science with 1-2 years' experience 
  • A Bachelor's Degree or graduate work in food and nutrition is preferred but not required.
  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching and automated data collection techniques, web site management and development, and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information). 
  • Experience with Drupal, digital asset management software, and RSS feed management preferred.
  • Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and the construction of bibliographies is essential.
  • Ability to meet strict standards for quality and compliance.

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Digital Projects Librarian, LAC Federal, Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experienced full-time Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client's facility. The Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division's digital collections. This position requires working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them. This is a 1 year full time contract (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position. 

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/zqNgzz
 
Qualifications: 
Required skills/knowledge includes:

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years' experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

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Business Ontology Analyst, Dun & Bradstreet, Waltham, MA

Content is a global team delivering thought leadership and inspiration by building strategic relationships through modern experiences so our customers can grow. Our key focus areas are to 1) uncover truth and meaning from data, 2) drive content/value through data; 3) leverage modern technology, analytics and platforms, and 4) build relationships with influencers. Our team is divided into seven distinct areas of practice, cross-collaborating to achieve our collective goals. Global Content Innovation; Global Identity and Linkage; Enterprise Data Governance; Global Data Quality; Global Data Operations; International Partnerships & WWN (World Wide Network); Editorial.

Business ontology is foundational to the enterprise wide data governance and information management capabilities of Dun & Bradstreet.  The Business Onotology Analyst will support the definition of an enterprise wide business ontology as a member of Dun & Bradstreet's Enterprise Data Governance Office. 

For more information, see here.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Understand the content metadata needs of the enterprise (Lines of Business, Sales Teams, Global Content professionals, Information Technology) and support a holistic solution based on the Collibra Data Governance Center and semantic technologies. The solution will provide answers to questions such as: identification of our entire portfolio of data assets; the business definitions; and when, where and how our data can be used.
  • Support the lines of businesses in their journey to creating reusable and normalized metadata assets. This includes onboarding product metadata assets in Collibra Data Governance Center and our semantic system as well as mapping products to a standardized logical model.
  • Support automation of repetitive tasks when manipulating metadata assets
  • Promote metadata assets reuse where possible
  • Provide support to the organization in the utilization of Collibra Data Governance Center to capture metadata assets and needed workflows to properly govern our assets.
  • Understand and participate in ongoing education and training of users accessing the Collibra platform.  Demonstrate command of the subject matter.

Key Requirements:  

  • On your resume we will see  0-2 years industry experience with data governance related competencies.  Experience with Lean/ Agile methodologies is a plus. 
  • You are relentlessly curious with a hunger to learn new programming languages and new technologies. 
  • Knowledge and daily practice of advanced Excel functions and macros.
  • Basic software development knowledge and interest in one of the following languages javascript, Java, Python, PHP.
  • Knowledge of business ontologies and taxonomies, RDF and OWL
  • Knowledge of Collibra Data Governance Center is a plus
  • Strong ability to collaborate and interface with teams across the organization.
  • Critical competencies:  Logical data modelling; business taxonomy and ontology definition; problem formulation, solving, analysis; excellent communication skills (oral/written).
  • Proven ability to overcome challenges and get things done.
  • Bachelor's degree and related business experience.  Advanced degree preferred.

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Call for Papers: Libri

Libri was established in 1950 and is a leading international scholarly journal which investigates the aspects of library and information studies from both a historical and present-day perspective and analyses the role of information and knowledge in cultural, organizational, national and international developments.

The journal reports on current trends in library and information studies worldwide and describes their resulting transformation from the introduction of new information and communication technologies, multidisciplinary approaches, changing practices, and evolving methods. Background information and the latest research findings in library and information studies are made accessible to academics, practitioners, and a broader public. 

The editors are pleased to consider papers on new initiatives and current issues in library and information studies worldwide, including, but not limited to topics such as:

  • Libraries (national, public, academic, school, special, etc.) and other information environments
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Information for development (developing and industrialized countries)
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Literacy (media, information, etc.)
  • Data analytics, big data and their impact on organizations (e.g., customer related data; social science perspective)
  • Digital libraries and repositories
  • Data management, data curation and virtual research environments (VREs)
  • Information ethics and information law
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior
  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression
  • Archives & preservation
  • Cultural heritage
  • Book and publishing history
  • Theory submissions

Papers may include theoretical issues surrounding philosophies, policies and trends in all types of library, information, archive, and museum studies. 

Articles should be in English and conform to the highest academic standards. Papers that include citations to publications that are not in English or are not in Roman script are welcome. 

 

Libri, the International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies, is published by De Gruyter, and is published both in print (ISSN: 0024-2667) and online (ISSN:1865-8423) versions.

  

Libri is indexed with and included in De Gruyter Saur, EBSCO, Elsevier SCOPUS, Gale, Proquest, Thomson Reuters, and Web of Science.  

 

Submit your manuscript to the editors at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri

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System Director, North Country Library System, Watertown, NY

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS's recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY. 

The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries' needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board. 

Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. 

For further information go to www.nclsweb.org. To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to NCLSDIRECTORSEARCH@ncls.org on or before the closing date of October 13, 2017. 

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Education and Instructional Design Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

BASIC FUNCTION

Salve Regina University's McKillop Library seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional to serve as Education and Instructional Design Librarian. The Education and Instructional Design Librarian serves as the subject liaison for the education department as well as other departments whose subject matter intersects with education. The Education and Instructional Design Librarian supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students in these departments, works to embed information literacy into the curriculum, and collaborates with faculty to design instructional initiatives, assessment methods, and online resources.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with education faculty and students to embed information literacy into the curriculum, applying knowledge of critical concepts, principles, and practices of the field of education as identified in appropriate professional association standards.
  • Tailor research and information literacy outcomes to skills essential for students to apply scholarly and professional research to their teaching practice.
  • Design, manage, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty.
  • Develop creative teaching plans, materials, and assignments based on best practices, including active learning or problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and research skills.
  • Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with, and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching information literacy.
  • Develop tools to assess student learning outcomes, analyze results, and create change for continuous refinement of instructional and reference practice.
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Oversee and promote the collection and services of the Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resources Center, developing the collection to tie closely to local school curricula including content-relevant resources appropriate to different ages and reading levels and to support students and faculty as they make connections to diverse learners and include culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Serve as an adjunct and coordinator of the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education, a program run through the Salve Regina Department of Education. This program includes March into Reading, an annual celebration of children's literature that includes author visits to schools and literature-related activities for Aquidneck Island families. This position could also include, depending on the candidate's close work with the Department of Education, mini-conferences or workshops geared towards the Aquidneck Island Educational community.
  • Provide individual research consultations to the Salve Regina community, partners, and visitors.
  • Provide reference service at the library's information desk; provide assistance to users in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.
  • Engage collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and program to enhance scholarship and teaching through innovative uses of technology.
  • Continue to develop professionally through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work as a member of library teams to continuously improve service to patrons and facilitate communication.
  • Collaboratively and independently create displays and tied to new literature.
  • Serve on library and university committees as required.

 

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree required.
  • Experience and knowledge of current trends in literacy and pedagogy in both a K-12 and academic environment.
  • Experience applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in curriculum design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, teach, and assess information literacy instruction.
  • Experience and interest in instructional design and pedagogy.
  • Excellent technical skills including experience with developing online learning objects such as library tutorials and videos, and familiarity and aptitude with educational technology.
  • Interest in learning new technologies.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Flexibility, ability to prioritize competing demands, and willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
  • The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
  • Contributing to the optimal departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.

 

 Apply here:

https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89029

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Library Media Specialist, North Reading Middle School Library, North Reading, MA

Long term sub position available for a library media specialist on maternity leave at North Reading Middle School.  The long term sub position runs from October 25th until the end of this school year, as well as the full 2018-2019 school year.

This is a great opportunity to work in a school district with wonderful students, teachers, and supportive administrators.  The library has a flexible schedule and involves lots of collaboration with teachers on projects.  The middle school library is a shared space with the high school library, so the long term sub for this position will also enjoy working with the high school library media specialist.

To apply: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2849650

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree and Massachusetts DESE Certification in Library/Media, Grades K-12.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

Full/Part Time

Full Time

How to Apply

To apply: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2849650

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Public Services/Children's Librarian, Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor, ME

The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library (BHML) seeks an engaging and community-minded individual to provide exceptional library services to the region's diverse array of library users. This is a unique position for a perennially curious librarian who enjoys both adult and children's services.

Responsibilities: The Public Services/Children's Librarian has overall responsibility for the Circulation Department--managing a (seasonally) busy single-service desk and supervising one part-time staff member and a rotation of dedicated volunteers. The Public Services/Children's Librarian is responsible for the collection development and cataloging of all youth materials, and for development of early literacy programs. S/he works independently, and collaboratively with the Assistant Director to provide youth and family programming.

Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree is required with a minimum of 3 years of professional library experience or equivalent. Excellent customer service and communication skills required. Experience with children's or youth services preferred.

BHML is a small but mighty library that operates in a highly collaborative environment. The right candidate will be hardworking,
creative, tech-savvy, and open minded.

Compensation: $17-18/hour commensurate with experience. For a full job description visit https://bbhlibrary.org/employment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Joanna Breen, Executive Director, via email at director@bbhlibrary.org. Position is open until filled.

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

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Library Science Intern, Self Esteem Boston, Boston, MA

Description:
Self Esteem Boston is seeking a summer/fall intern. The position will primarily entail reviewing archival materials and basic processing of archival materials, as well as digital preservation practices. Working under the supervision of a consultant, the intern will perform other data management duties as assigned, including but not limited to inventorying the organization's 24 years of print, media, and digital collection.

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will be enrolled in or recent graduate of a library and information science or archives management program and has the desire to work in setting up the database of a non-profit organization. Strong computer, attention to detail, and time management skills are essential. Must be dependable, fully present (no cellular devices during shift) self-motivated, and able to lift and move up to 30 lbs. Coursework in archival practice is preferred.

Desired hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting July 12th for summer session for a minimum of 3 hour shifts between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Flexible scheduling is available in the fall. This is a non-paid internship that may be used for course credit.

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


Required submittal forms:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
Please submit forms to info@mmeliteevents.com ATTN: Myriam Michel

 

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Library Director, Middleborough Public Library, Middleborough, MA

Middleborough, Massachusetts' Public Library (http://midlib.org/) is searching for the next great Library Director who can lead our town's priceless resource into the next generation of library and community services.

Are you a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who can bring new energy and innovation to our community? Do you have the communications expertise needed to work with everyone from kindergartners to high-ranking politicians? Are you financially savvy, able to work in a union environment as well as balance the needs of staff and patrons with the ever increasing pressure on budgets? Are you equally comfortable with creating and implementing strategic plans as well as with maintaining a 100+ year old historic building and rolling up your sleeves and "getting it done?" Do you have experience with writing - and winning - local, state and federal grants? Are you looking for an opportunity to partner with public and private institutions and organizations that will allow the library to continue growing and serving 23,000 residents?

If you're interested in a new challenge in a picturesque New England town that offers small-town living only 45 minutes away from Boston, Providence and Cape Cod, then check out the Library Director role description located at http://midlib.org/docs/Library Director - Role Description.pdf as well as at the Library's current five-year strategic plan, located at: http://midlib.org/docs/FinalPlanFY15-19.pdf.  All interested candidates should send their résumé and cover letter to the Middleborough Public Library Board of Trustees at email address:midborosearch@sailsinc.org.

Along with small-town living not far from the bright lights of the city, the Middleborough Public Library Director position offers a competitive salary range along with a comprehensive benefits and vacation package.

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited school and five or more years of progressively responsible positions within the professional library or corporate library field.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$74,000 to $90,000 (salary is commensurate with experience)

Closing Date

October 15, 2017

How to Apply

All interested candidates should send their résumé and cover letter to the Middleborough Public Library Board of Trustees at email address: midborosearch@sailsinc.org.

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Library Director, Chichester Town Library, Chichester, NH

The Chichester Town Library in Chichester, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Chichester is a friendly, growing community of about 2,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord and Manchester. The library building is located on the Town's historic Main Street.

 

Description

The Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation and implementation, and supervision. The director, who reports to the elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 4-5 part time staff and to volunteers. The director is the library's sole full time employee.

 

The Library Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community.

Educational/Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred

 

Skills Required

  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, library patrons, Chichester Central School and the general public
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate library programs for children, youth and adults
  • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service

 

Salary

A 30 hour salary position of $28,000 with municipal benefit package

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts to the Library Search Committee, 54 Main Street, Chichester, NH 03258 or email to Trustee at: 1maryjane@tds.net

Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin October 16th. Anticipated start date is on or before December 4th.

 

Chichester is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Book Reviewers: Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) seeks book reviewers who are looking to engage with the professional literature. Sponsored by New England Archivists, Yale University Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, this open access journal publishes articles on a rolling basis.

 

To apply, please review our submission guidelines and then email the journal at email.jcas@gmail.com. Submit a brief list describing your area(s) of professional interest or expertise, and we will match you with a book to review.

 

The mission of the Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies is to further awareness of issues and developments in the work of professional archivists, curators, librarians, and historians, and to serve as a locus for graduate students and professionals in library science, archival science, and public history to contribute original works of research and inquiry for peer-review and publication.

 

For more information, visit elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas.

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Librarian, Murdock Middle & High Schools, Winchendon, MA

Winchendon Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Apply to the job online

Requirements:

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

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Division Chief, Materials Management, Arlington, VA

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

Job Type: Full-Time

Department:Department of Libraries

Job Number: 0712-18A-LIB-HQ

Closing: 10/5/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

The Position
Arlington County is seeking a proactive, team-oriented, and a strategic thinker Division Chief to lead Arlington Public Libraries' Materials Management Division. The successful candidate will lead the effort of creating a collection in a variety of formats that meets the needs and interests of the Arlington community and manages the Cataloging and Metadata Services unit, which is responsible for cataloging and processing all materials that come into the Library.

The Division Chief is a member of a dynamic and dedicated Library Leadership Team and works collaboratively with other senior leaders in the Library to set policy and manage the overall strategic direction of the Arlington Public Library.

The major duties of this position include:

  • Serving as head of acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, and processing activities for the library system;
  • Supervising licensing, vendor relations and ordering for electronic resources, serials, and all print materials;
  • Overseeing accounting and budget allocation for the $1.5M materials budget, including analysis, statistical reports and financial reports related to online and print acquisitions;
  • Supervising 3 direct and 12 indirect reports;
  • Providing long-range strategic planning of policies, programs, procedures and initiatives as a member of the senior management team; and
  • Directing short-term and strategic planning to identify gaps in current collections, maintain a state-of-the-art catalog for public and internal staff use, and monitor processing workflows to achieve efficiencies.

A strong background in workflow management, internal workgroup dynamics and supervision are necessary. The employee will operate with substantial independence, supervise a large staff, and report to the Department of Libraries Director.

Arlington County Government
The County has a County Manager form of government, which is governed by a five-member County Board. Each board member is elected at large and serves staggered four-year terms. The board elects a chair and vice chair annually. The chair is the official County head and presides over the board meetings. The Clerk of the Board, County Attorney, County Auditor, and County Manager are appointed by the County Board. The County has a total FY 2018 budget of $1.6 billion and approximately 3500 full-time employees 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/1846173/division-chief-materials-management?&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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Digital Learning Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 12-15 hours/week

 

Compensation: $15/hr

 

Summary: The digital learning research assistant will work with Harvard Library's Digital Learning and User Experience Department to assist in the design of one or two research studies on digital learning during the semester. The research assistant may also assist with the development of online library instruction for the library's digital learning launchpad (http://learn.library.harvard.edu/). This position reports to the Learning & Assessment Designer for Harvard Library.

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Conduct literature searches and write literature reviews for research studies.
  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, surveys, experiments, and usability tests.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic statistics and experience with SPSS preferred.
  • Experience or coursework with social science research methods preferred.
  • Experience developing learning assessments desired but not required.

 

Start Date:

ASAP

 

End Date:

December 2017 (with possibility of being extended to May 2018)

 

Contact information:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Maura Ferrarini, Learning & Assessment Designer

maura_ferrarini@harvard.edu

 

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

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Call for Papers: MOSITS'17, Moscow, Russia

MOSITS'17 - The 2017 International Conference on Information Technology Science
Moscow, Russia, 01 - 03 December 2017

 https://www.mosits.org/


SCOPE

MOSITS'17 - The 2017 International Conference on Information Technology Science (https://www.mosits.org/), to be held at Moscow, Russia, 01 - 03 December 2017, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Technology Science.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to MOSITS'17. Papers must be written in English and related with one or more of the Conference Topics (see below). All submissions will be twice «blind» reviewed on the basis of relevance, timeliness, originality, importance and clarity of expression with convincing argumentative.

Accepted and registered Papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer in a book of the AISC series and then indexed by Web of Science, Scopus.
You can see more details on https://wwwmosits.org.


TOPICS

Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
1. Information Technology in Natural Science

  • Information Technology in Agriculture & Food Technology
  • Information Technology in Biochemistry
  • Information Technology in Biology
  • Information Technology in Biomedical Sciences
  • Information Technology in Chemistry
  • Information Technology in Computer Sciences
  • Information Technology in Electronics
  • Information Technology in Engineering
  • Information Technology in Genetics
  • Information Technology in Mathematics
  • Information Technology in Microbiology
  • Information Technology in Medicine
  • Information Technology in Nuclear Science
  • Information Technology in Pharmacology
  • Information Technology in Physics
  • Information Technology in Technology & AppliedScience
  • Information Technology in Zoology

2. Information Technology in Social Science

  • Information Technology in Business & Finance
  • Information Technology in Communication
  • Information Technology in Criminology & Penology
  • Information Technology in Demography
  • Information Technology in Economics
  • Information Technology in Education
  • Information Technology in Law
  • Information Technology in Management Science
  • Information Technology in Health & Rehabilitation
  • Information Technology in Public Administration

3. Information Technology in Art&Humanities

  • Information Technology in Archaeology
  • Information Technology in Architecture
  • Information Technology in Art
  • Information Technology in Film
  • Information Technology in History
  • Information Technology in Humanities
  • Information Technology in Linguistic
  • Information Technology in Literature
  • Information Technology in Religion
  • Information Technology in Television & Radio
  • Information Technology in Theater



SUBMISSION AND DECISION

You may submit your paper online using address https://www.mosits.org/submission/. Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the Conference topics: Information Technology in Natural Science, Social Science, and Art&Humanities.
In addition, submitted papers (until 8-page limit) must comply with the requested format (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.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two Scientific Committee members. The «blind» review means that the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word and/or in PDF format. Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs.

Each accepted paper might be presented in the appropriate thematic session of narrow specialization.


PUBLICATION AND INDEXING

To ensure that an accepted paper will be published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 10th of October 2017, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). 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.

Accepted and registered Papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer in a book of the AISC series and then indexed by Web of Science, Scopus.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals.


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: November 02, 2017
Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: November 10, 2017.
Camera-ready Submission: November 10, 2017

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Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons SLIS invites outstanding applicants and nominations for an assistant professor tenure-track position to complement current areas of expertise on our faculty.

Simmons College was chartered in 1899 and opened in 1902; the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) began with the College. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has approximately 700 students on two campuses and online, and an additional 50 students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top ranked program in *U.S. News & World Reports*. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries. Faculty receive grants from a diverse array of federal agencies and private foundations.

We seek faculty who can teach in two or more of these areas:

  • Information organization and description
  • Information services and information access
  • Digital libraries
  • Linked data and other semantic web languages and technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL, JSON, etc.)


Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to
curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the College, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.

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

Salary is negotiable, and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Opportunities to teach include: undergraduate, master's and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

For further information, please contact Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Joudrey at joudrey@simmons.edu.


Visit full position description to apply
<https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor--School-of-Library-and-Information-Science_R03063-1>.

Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents in the Resume/CV section of the application <https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor--School-of-Library-and-Information-Science_R03063-1>: cover letter, including statement of any sponsorship requirements; C.V.; statement of teaching philosophy; statement outlining research interests and experience; and names and contact information for three references.

Consideration of applications will begin October 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Librarian I, LAC Federal, Washington D.C.

LAC Federal is currently looking to fill a Librarian I position to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The librarian will oversee daily operations of collection management for the Federal Depository Library Program collection. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday - Friday) benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library's depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library's OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred


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

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Digital Repository Assistant (Contractor) Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

$14.00 - $14.01 Hourly Wage

About Framingham State University:
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.

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 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.
Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a 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:
Framingham State University is seeking applicants for a part-time Digital Repository Assistant for 15 hours per week. The Framingham State Digital Commons repository contains an eclectic collection of digital research assets and archival materials. The Framingham State University Digital Commons Repository can be viewed at: http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu

The Digital Repository Assistant will work under the general supervision of the Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian and alongside the Digital Repository Coordinator.

Duties include:

  • Scanning and digitizing items• Editing PDFs and image files
  • Uploading digital files and metadata to the Framingham State Digital Commons Repository
  • Other duties as assigned



Additional Information:
This is a part-time, non-benefitted, contract position not to exceed 18 hours per week. The work schedule is 15 hours per week, preferably 3 days a week. The hours are flexible between 8am and 5pm. The hourly rate is $14.00.

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of 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 September 20, 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.

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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ghkkt7z9yqxkdyy7

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Gift Processing - Data Entry Support Assistant, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Under general direction of the External Relations Business Administration staff, the assistant will join a team of professionals responsible for providing support to Harvard Business School alumni in the processing of their donations to the school and maintaining their alumni records. This year-round position requires coverage during our peak months of January, June, July, and December. Position expires July 2018 with the potential for renewal.

Qualifications:

Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and independently, at times with minimal supervision. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reviews and processes checks and credit card gifts.
  • Ensures appropriate scanning and archiving of gift related documentation.
  • Monitors incoming mail and mail returns.
  • Performs data entry and maintenance within the University-wide constituency information system (Advance).
  • Answers phone and email inquiries from alumni and staff regarding gifts or related alumni records.
  • Triages issues and identifies those that need to be escalated for remediation.
  • Assists in the generation and distribution of gift reports to fundraisers.
  • Provides administrative support to business administration staff, to include ordering of office supplies and updating of internal documentation.

 

Education/Experience:

  • 2+ years of office or related experience preferably in a customer service environment.
  • Positive, flexible, customer service-oriented demeanor
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills with careful attention to detail.


Communication Ability:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to synthesize high volumes of data and write concisely.
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups, and must have strong reading, writing, analytical and problem solving skills.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Must have an understanding of quantitative tools and techniques as well as excellent interpersonal communications.
  • Must have excellent time management and multi-tasking skills and ability to work within deadlines; flexibility and the ability to shift quickly and efficiently; and the ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative. Ability to handle multiple tasks and reprioritize as directed.
  • Must comprehend and respect the confidentiality of alumni data. Consistent attention to matters of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to locate and interpret biographic and donation information.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time, as this position requires significant computer-related work.


Cover Letter is required. Please be prepared to supply references.


Contact Us: srose@hbs.edu

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Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, dynamic, community-minded leader with proven management skills to serve as Library Director. 

The library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts. Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts' Gateway Cities, the library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.  This busy customer-service oriented library receives strong municipal support, and is well respected in the community, presenting almost 500 programs for all ages annually with a $1.46M budget, a dedicated staff of 20FTE, volunteers, and a dynamic Friends' organization.

Working under the direction of the Board, and under the supervision of the Mayor, the Library Director is responsible for overall management of the library's services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community. 

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations. The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential. The ideal candidate must be a proven problem solver with strong decision making capabilities.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of Library Commissioners;  a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience, with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management. Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. 

Selected candidate must successfully pass a CORI, pre-employment physical with drug screening and background check.

SALARY RANGE $80,117 - $103,598  negotiable, commensurate with experience.  

Excellent benefits package including starting four weeks paid vacation.

Position to remain open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October 13, 2017.

Letter of Interest, Resume, and Contact information for three references to:

 

Wendy Hurley, HR Director

City Hall

25 West Street

Leominster, MA 01453

whurley@leominster-ma.gov

EOE/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 

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Librarian, Reference, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA

The Town of Plymouth seeks applicants for the position of PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN for the Plymouth Public Library, Reference Department.

Reference Librarian supervises 2 full time employees and 1 part time employee. Responsibilities include scheduling, acquisitions and Reference Desk coverage.

Master's of Library and Information Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited program required and at least 1 year of professional experience; relevant experience working with the public, supervising staff and knowledge of library automation is preferred.

Salary $21.9909/hour, 37.5 hours/week. This posting will close on September 19, 2017.

Apply here.

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Event Volunteers, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

**Brookline Public Library Looking for Event Volunteers**
 

WHAT: The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with our 6th Annual Family Fall Fest

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 19th from 2-5pm.

DUTIES: Volunteer for one, two, or three hours to help set up tables, manage the crowd around our face painter, pass out delicious cider, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up.

 

CONTACT: Please contact Caroline Richardson, Children's Librarian, by email at crichardson@minlib.net.

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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

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.

 

Resumes will be considered through Friday, October 13.

 

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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Digital Archivist, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

The Digital Archivist is a newly created position that preserves and makes accessible a wide-range of historically significant digital materials found in the many small and large manuscript collections and University records. Preeminent among the collections and an early priority for this position is the sizeable digital component of the Senator Harry Reid Papers. The incumbent will work closely with the Harry Reid Archivist in processing this collection.

The Digital Archivist provides leadership and strategic planning for the development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and relating technical issues. They also provide hands-on management of digital content among our archival holdings and oversees the long-term preservation, organization, and distribution of the Libraries' digitized and born-digital archival content. The position provides expertise and leadership and manages physical intake, stabilization, processing, and handling of unique digital research collections. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Knowledge Access Services.

The preferred candidate will be an experienced archivist, with strong technical skills and understanding of current standards and best practices including descriptive, structural and preservation metadata standards (such as EADDACSMETS and PREMIS), collection management systems (such as ArchivesSpace or Archivist Toolkit), digital preservation systems (such as Archivematica or Preservica), and digital curation tools (such as Bit Curator.) Candidates should have a demonstrated knowledge of concepts for digital preservation including digital forensics, digital preservation lifecycles, and providing access to born digital collections (including methods for mitigating risks from protected classes of information in born digital collections). Progress towards Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate from the Society of American Archivists is preferred.

Salary: Up to $80,000 DOE. This is a full-time administrative faculty position, with continuing appointment. Competitive benefits package including 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and dependents. No state income tax.

About us: The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. The University Libraries include the main library in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library. The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is a campus showpiece, providing high-tech research, presentation and computing spaces, and inviting study areas. The DeLaMare Library is housed in one of the oldest buildings on campus, on the National Register of Historic Places. Together, the Libraries combine traditional library services and unique primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces to meet the needs of university faculty and students. Instructional design, media production, and maker spaces are part of the library organization and we are proud to offer opportunities to collaborate with professionals and technologies in these specialties.

Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

Apply online

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Instructional Designer/Special Programs Coordinator, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

North Shore Community College currently has a position open for an Instructional Designer (Special Programs Coordinator).

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instructional Design and Development
    • Support faculty in developing competencies that contribute to effective teaching and learning across a continuum of instructional modalities, including, but not limited to, online, face-to-face, hybrid, accelerated, collaborative, and flex designs.
    • In partnership with faculty, apply knowledge of Learning Management Systems, online and open education resources, mobile apps and technologies, digital collaborative tools, and presentation technologies toward instructional design specifications that maximize the student learning experience.
    • In collaboration with faculty, academic departments, the Director of the CTLI, and the Sr. Specialist for Learner Effectiveness, establish and maintain measurable instructional objectives and best practices from which to develop sound instructional models.
    • In collaboration with the Director and CTLI staff, co-lead the Technology Across the Curriculum program, serving as a member of the proposal selection committee and as a facilitator throughout the online training and course development process.
    • Facilitate faculty professional development programs and workshops dedicated to instructional development and participate as a key member of the planning groups for the Summer Technology Institute and Institutional Professional Days.
    • Actively research and apply emerging instructional models and the resources and technologies that support them
    • Lead selected professional development initiatives for both full-time part-time faculty.
  • Coordination
    • Work closely with CTLI staff on the design and delivery of departmental programs and activities
    • Maintain a dynamic resource repository (print and online) pertaining to teaching and learning research, curriculum design/redesign, course development, technology, and innovative practices.
    • Participate in college-wide activities and initiatives including governance, special projects and potential grant initiatives.
    • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred in the areas of Instructional Design, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field; with 3 years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with a broad range of information and educational technologies with proven willingness and ability to quickly learn new applications. Example applications include Learning Management Systems, Open Education Resources, mobile apps, collaborative tools, screen capturing, and presentation technologies
  • Experience teaching college-level courses preferably in a community college.
  • Experience teaching or training computer systems and software applications to adult learners strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of current educational resources and technologies and their application to teaching and learning.
  • Working knowledge of Internet and software instructional tools.
  • Familiarity with online and blended courses design standards desirable.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, including superior presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to implement multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse constituencies, showing sensitivity to multicultural and non-traditional populations.
  • Must be creative, collaborative, and flexible; detail oriented, and thrive in a dynamic team-oriented environment
  • Must be available to work flexible hours, including some weekends and have the ability to travel between campuses. This position is based on the Lynn campus with regular rotation to Danvers.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.


Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated starting salary range is $49,711.00- $53,000.00.  Actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement.

STARTING DATE: ASAP

North Shore 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 and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.


Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume no later than September 24, 2017.  Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide copies of all academic transcripts and names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.

Apply here.

 

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2018 CLIR Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship for 2018. The scholarship provides for a student of library and information science to attend the World Library and Information Congress of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), which takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 24-30, 2018. For more information and application instructions, go to the following link:

https://www.clir.org/fellowships/rovelstad

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Call for Submissions: ALISE Conference Poster, Deadline Ext., Denver, Colorado

Due to the impact of the recent hurricanes, ALISE has extended the deadlines for Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition and Work in Progress Poster Showcase through October 1, 2017.

All submissions must be entered into the ALISE 2018 submission system at
www.conftool.pro/alise2018. First-time users will be required to register and create an account.

We hope you'll take the opportunity to participate in ALISE 2018. Contact the ALISE office if you have any questions about the submissions process.

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Social Media Intern, Simmons Leadership Conference, Boston, MA

The Simmons Leadership Conference is looking for a social media intern to advance our social media strategy!

Responsibilities 

  • Monitor social media accounts 
  • Utilizes social media to engage and strengthen our community of fans/followers
  • Generate and post marketing content on various social networks
  • Create reports on analysis and provide recommendations for social media strategy
  • Stay informed and conduct research on social media trends
  • Perform daily news monitoring for 


Expectations 

  • Knowledge of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Basic graphic design skills
  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Creativity and ability to come up with interesting ideas for social media posts and campaigns


Requirements 

  • Currently pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, journalism, media or broadcasting, or other related field
  • Able to work at least 10 hours a week
  • Attend special events (3-4 a year if schedule permits)

Applicaton Instructions:

Submit a resume and cover letter to georgette.arato@simmons.edu. 

In your cover letter, provide links to 1-5 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge.

Applications will be reviewed starting by Sept. 22, 2017.

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XXXV Symposium, Institute of Library Research and Information, Mexico City, MX

The Institute of Library Research and Information is pleased to inform you that we will have events this October: 

XXXV Symposium on Library Research and Information. Agendas International Information. The symposium is one of the most important events of IIBI, through our researchers' work being presented to the academic community and interested public. This year the symposium will discuss the most relevant topics for our discipline in the "International Information Agendas" and its impact on the communities of Libraries, Archives and Museums.

20/30 program sustainability. The preservation of cultural and documentary heritage. 

The Rio Declaration, Art. 10. 
Days: 4 to 6 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

Internet Governance and Public Access 
This activity is a workshop course. The topics are: 

  1. Internet Governance. 
  2. Actors and processes on Internet governance.
  3. Materiality and diversity on the Internet.
  4. Digital Rights.
  5. Principles of public Internet access in libraries.
  6. Privacy in the library environment.
  7. Right to oblivion.
  8. Net Neutrality and zero rate. 

Days: 9 to 13 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

Reading Research Seminar. In this seminar we will work together to disseminate knowledge and encourage further research on the contribution of the university library in developing the capacities of their communities and their increased academic performance will be analyzed. 

  1. Reading and Writing Academic 
  2. aesthetic reading in academic education
  3. Link between academic reading and aesthetic reading: science, literature and architecture 
  4. Link between academic reading and aesthetic reading: literature, film and digital content
  5. University Library as a mediator between academic reading and aesthetic reading 

SAW. Dialogue "Training as Reading, Reading and Training" 
Days: 12 to 13 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

This is about the course material analysis and typographic the old book in Mexico. The wizard will learn to analyze the Mexican ancient book by applying the theoretical and methodological literature procedures and Typographic Material Analysis. 

  1. Methodological principles of typographic analysis Proctor - Heabler. 
  2. Methodological principles of typographic Vervliet analysis.
  3. Methodological principles of typographic analysis Norton analysis of the peninsular postincunables.
  4. Methodological principles of typographic analysis Moll and Cruickshank.
  5. Systematic recording of the data collected for the preparation of Typefaces repertoires from its beginning to its end. 

Days: 23 to 27 
Time: 10AM to 2PM 

INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION 
Dept. Broadcasting and Continuing Education 
Institute of Library Research and Information 
Humanities II Tower 13th floor, CU 

Tels: (52-55) 562-30352, 30193 
inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 

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Library/Media Specialist, St Mary's School, Brookline, MA

St Mary's in Brookline is hiring a FT Library/Media specialist to work with students from PreK-Grade 8.
Tasks:
  • Supporting teachers in implementing technology across the curriculum, this individual will work as part of a team to enhance literacy, highlight ELA experiences and ensure that the Library collection supports our curriculum initiatives.
  • Helps to review, select and catalog all AV and book collection.
  • Can utilize social media to work with parents and students to support library goals and Book Fairs.
The Library specialist needs to be an effective educator and curricular leader. The specialist must also be prepared to collaborate on all aspects of information inquiry across all disciplines.
Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to shift gears from read-alouds with preschoolers to teaching power point to middle schoolers.
  • Must also be able to build collaborative partnerships throughout the school in support of staff.
  • Bachelor's degree in Education required
  • Licensure desirable but not necessary
Contact tkirk@stmarys-brookline.org with cover letter, resume and three recent references.

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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Teen Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager with overall oversight by the Youth Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will be responsible for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services. The candidate in this position will also assist with all aspects of youth services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points.

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with youth is preferable.
  • Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.
  • Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background Check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, September 29, 2017 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship"  as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030HR@worcesterma.gov

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Red Sox STEM Career Fair, Boston, MA

On September 25th the Red Sox will be hosting a STEM Career Fair presented by iRobot here at Fenway from 12-4pm, with a special guest speaker appearance from 3-4pm by CEO and Founder of iRobot, Colin Angle.

 

Current Students, Alumni, and Young Professionals that are interested in learning more about the STEM industry will have the opportunity to meet and network with Executives from a variety of companies within the field while being offered the chance to submit resumes for any Full time, Part time, or Internship opportunities that may be available within each organization. Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and business cards (if available) and the dress code for the Career Fair will be business professional.  Tickets for this event will start at $23 and will also include access to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Red Sox that night at 7:10pm! 

 

At this time a limited amount of tickets are still available at www.redsox.com/stemcareer.

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Assistant Access Services Manager, Emerson College Iwasaki Library, Boston, MA

The Assistant Access Services Manager supports the Library's educational mission by working closely with faculty members to create and maintain the Library's Reserve collection each semester. They also support library operations by supervising Service Desk operations and student assistants during evening and weekend shifts. The person in this position is responsible for opening and/or closing the library multiple times a week.

Those interested can apply here: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/15451

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Youth Services Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties: Full time position for a member of a team serving children from birth through high school.

 

Qualifications: The job requires familiarity with child and young adult development, literature, and programs, with focus on service that supports literacy and school curriculum. The ideal candidate is communicative and looks forward to collaborating with Youth Room staff as well as with other library departments. Must embrace new technology and excel at teaching oneself and others new things. A good job for a curious, outgoing, experimental librarian who is opportunistic about inventing new ways for libraries to be of service to constituents.

Schedule: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

Pay: $917.51-$1,093.69/week, on a six-step scale.

 

Closing Date: Available immediately. Open until filled.

 

Send: Forward resume and letter of application to:

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

345 Main Street

Wakefield, MA 01880

 

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Revolution 250 Coordinator, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Lead the Revolution! Revolution 250 is seeking a part time coordinator to help the emerging organization transition to a larger public role. Revolution 250 is planning major celebrations for the 250th anniversaries of the beginning of the American Revolution in New England. Revolution 250 is a coalition of historical organizations operating under the fiscal sponsorship of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Opportunity for a motivated individual to help build a thriving coalition made up of nonprofit, governmental, and for-profit historical and travel organizations in the northeast. Coordinator will work with the advisory committee of Revolution 250 to increase public awareness, recruit new partners, forge relationships with government representatives, and develop a master plan for the coming years. Potential for growth and expansion with Revolution 250. Revolution 250 has funding for the contracted position for six (6) months, however additional funding to extend the contract may be available. The Revolution 250 employee will work from the Massachusetts Historical Society headquarters at 1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215.

Relevant skills include:

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and public presentations • Interest in the history of the American Revolution
  • Knowledge of nonprofit operations
  • Experience with fundraising in a nonprofit environment
  • Office skills including preparing presentations, maintaining databases, conducting mailings, preparing and disseminating correspondences and newsletters, managing social media, etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A BA or MA in American history, public history, or a related field
  • 2-3 years' experience in nonprofit work, travel and tourism, or project management
  • A desire to move into a leadership role in a cultural institution Revolution 250 employees will be subject to Massachusetts Historical Society policies.

Please send letter of interest and resume via email or US Postal Service to: Gavin Kleespies Director of Programs Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 gkleespies@masshist.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $18-20 per hour

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Call for Papers: AROSIM 2018, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

3rd CALL FOR PAPERS

2018 Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management (AROSIM 2018)

Latest Updates:

1) Submission deadline extended to 10 October 2017

2) Travel grants will be awarded, details can be found on the workshop's website

3) Stacy Konkiel from Altmetric.com, will be keynote speaker at the workshop

4) Program Committee has been updated

5) Registration opens during the last week of September



AROSIM 2018 is a full day workshop taking place on Friday January 26, 2018 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.



Workshop website:  http://www.altmetrics.ntuchess.com/AROSIM2018

Paper submission link:  https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/AROSIM2018



Important Dates:

  *   Submissions Due - October 10, 2017
  *   Notification - November 13, 2017
  *   Camera Ready Version of Papers Due - December 15, 2017
  *   AROSIM 2018 Full Day Workshop - January 26, 2018



The main objective of the AROSIM 2018 workshop is to create a forum to disseminate the latest works on altmetrics for measuring research impact and scholarly information management. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.


The goals of the workshop are:
  *   To promote the exchange of ideas and encourage potential collaborations amongst scholars from both computer science and information science disciplines, as well as with librarians and industry
  *   To investigate challenges and explore solutions for cross-metric exploration and validation, while considering disciplinary differences related to measuring research outputs
  *   To showcase innovative altmetric tools, methods, and datasets
  *   To provide a discussion platform for the academic communities, librarians, policy makers, publishers, as well as grant funding agencies



We hope this workshop will help to inspire new research ideas as well as encourage future collaborations amongst the different disciplines and industry stakeholders.



A Best Paper Award, sponsored by Altmetric, will be given to the author(s) of the most outstanding work.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  *   Altmetrics, informetrics, scientometrics, webometrics
  *   Non-traditional metrics
  *   Article-level metrics
  *   Traditional bibliometric approaches and metrics
  *   Scholarly information management
  *   Design of Altmetrics systems and tools
  *   Tools and methods for cross-metric validation and visualization
  *   Altmetrics data modelling and datasets
  *   Bibliometrics/Altmetrics-based information retrieval and recommender systems
  *   Altmetrics-related information analysis
  *   Models and theories of scholarly communication
  *   Social network analysis of scholarly communication
  *   Impact metrics for diverse research outputs, e.g., source code, research datasets
  *   Altmetrics for university/school libraries
  *   Advances in digital repositories
  *   Altmetrics and digital libraries
  *   Altmetrics and big scholarly data
  *   Critical discussions on (alt)metrics and research evaluation
  *   Perspectives from policy makers, grant funding agencies, libraries, and publishers



Keynote Speakers:

1) Mike Thelwall<http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~cm1993/mycv.html>, Professor of Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK

2) Stacky Konkiel<https://www.altmetric.com/about-us/people/stacy-konkiel/>, Director of Research & Education, Altmetric.com



Submission Instructions:

We invite submission of ten pages (including references), representing original research, preliminary findings, new research proposals, position papers and also opinion papers. Student papers are also invited. All papers will be peer reviewed (double-blind) by the program committee and judged by their relevance to the workshop, especially to the main themes identified above, and their potential to generate discussion. All submissions must be formatted according to the latest Springer CCIS template available at http://www.springer.com/series/7899. Please submit your paper(s) in PDF format.


Submissions must describe work that is not previously published, not accepted for publication elsewhere, and not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions must be in English.


The submissions can be made at this link  https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/AROSIM2018


Please note that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the workshop and present the paper in-person.


Travel Grants:

The AROSIM Travel Grant Program provides small grants to students and researchers to help cover the cost of travel, lodging and registration to the AROSIM workshop. Applicants must be authors of the paper(s) submitted to the workshop. We intend to maximize the number of applicants whom we could help. Hence, the grant amount will not cover the full cost of travel.


If you wish to apply for the travel grant, please provide your information in this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_2YepuJ4rPGMwenNMMhYS_2WU7eu4Mk-wrW7xng_Ld37ZUQ/viewform>.


Organizers:
  *   Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Edie Rasmussen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  *   Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Robert Jäschke, The University of Sheffield, UK
  *   Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics and Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
  *   Yew Boon Chia, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Samantha Ang, Lee Wee Nam Library, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Mojisola Erdt, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


 Workshop Program Committee:
  *   Anup Kumar Das, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  *   Aparna Basu, South Asian University, India
  *   Ehsan Mohammadi, Northwestern University, USA
  *   Hamed Alhoori, Northern Illinois University, USA
  *   Joanna Sin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Juan Gorraiz, University of Vienna, Austria
  *   Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  *   Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  *   Kazunari Sugiyama, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  *   Kim Holmberg, University of Turku, Finland
  *   Kuang-hua Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  *   Li Xuemei, York University, Canada
  *   Lutz Bornmann, Max Planck Society, Germany
  *   Michael Khor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Mike Taylor, Digital Science, UK
  *   Mike Thelwall, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  *   Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs, USA
  *   Paul Wouters, CWTS, Leiden University, Netherlands
  *   Philipp Mayr-Schlegel, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
  *   Rich Ling, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Schubert Foo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Stefanie Haustein, University of Montreal, Canada
  *   Sun Aixin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  *   Sybille Hinze, DZHW GmbH, Germany
  *   Tim Evans, Imperial College London, UK
  *   Victoria Uren , Aston University, UK
  *   Vincent Lariviere , Universite de Montreal
  *   Winson Peng, Michigan State University, USA
  *   Xiao Xiaokui, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore`
  *   Xin Shuai, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  *   Ying-Hsang Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Contact: Please direct all your queries to Moji (Mojisola.Erdt@ntu.edu.sg) and Aravind (aravind002@ntu.edu.sg). Registration details will be updated in the AROSIM webpage soon.

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Foreign Language Researcher, Swedish (Virtual), LAC Group UK

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher - Swedish - (Virtual) for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. Assignments vary in length but, if the first is successful, it will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Swedish as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are currently limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a CV/Resume and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NB3JJL

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Distributions Specialist, Rightsholder Payments, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA

The Distributions Specialist, under direction of the Distributions Manager, is responsible for managing the data used to calculate Repertory and International royalty distributions; and for preparing distributions in conjunction with other Distributions team members and other departments.

The majority of the royalties distributed by Copyright Clearance Center are sourced and generated outside of the regular transactional order processing system. Repertory funds, collected from Corporate and Academic licensees, are distributed by applying algorithms to usage data to create shares of license dollars for each publication. International funds collected by other RROs and forwarded to CCC for distribution to US Rightsholders come in three variations: with usage data, with no usage data, and with publisher/author-specified data. Each of these non-transactional distributions has specific rules, requirements and procedures. This attention to detail is crucial in assuring payments are captured in a timely and accurate manner. 

Overall Expectations:

  • Manage usage data in preparation for calculating distribution shares and royalty payments
  • Model distributions and analyze results
  • Support new initiatives and business processes
  • Maintain and communicate processes and procedures


Delving into the skills...

  • Are you a proficient user of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP's, formulas) and Microsoft Access (queries, creating databases)?
  • Are you an analytical person with strong interpretive skills?
  • Do you have experience in developing, documenting and streamlining processes?
  • Are you a team player, yet also able to work independently?
  • Do you have excellent verbal and written skills?
  • Do you excel at communicating and interacting well with others?
  • Have you ever served as a business expert on a project team?


Qualifications:

  • Liberal Arts Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience in Data Management and Analysis preferred

Please use this link to apply to this position:
http://copyright.applytojob.com/apply/9qXToJQKtR/Distributions-Specialist?source=SIMMONS

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Research Specialist, Rights & Permissions, Copyright Clearance Center, Danvers, MA

The Operations Research Specialist is responsible for ensuring works, rights and permissions are properly represented within CCC's internal systems and customer-facing products in a timely fashion. The individual in this position will play a key role in various aspects of creating, maintaining, and updating CCC's customer, bibliographic, rights, and pricing metadata according to CCC policies, procedures and standards. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and resolve internal and external customer orders, inquiries and metadata discrepancies 
  • Support CCC's inventory expansion goals by creating and maintaining Rightsholder/RRO accounts, agreements, works and rights information
  • Suggest potential improvements to departmental policies and procedures by identifying and elevating trends and opportunities, also responsible to test and execute improvement proposals
  • Create and execute training plans for in house & offshore staff and provide quality feedback during training period and beyond, on an as needed basis
  • Take the lead in updating Data Operations documentation and manuals as assigned by Supervisor
  • Perform user acceptance testing on internal and customer facing applications on an as needed basis
  • Assist with new business processes and special projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or 3+ years' professional experience, MLS preferred 
  • Background in publishing, rights and permissions management, or related field preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated exposure or experience using MS Excel or Access
  • Advanced Internet research skills (able to quickly locate and identify information using online search tools)
  • Ability or experience to interpret Internet research results into meaningful data
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to self-motivate


COMPETENCIES:

  • Responsive to changing priorities as workflow demands and able to meet established deadlines
  • Positive, professional attitude
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively 


Reasons you should apply...

  • You enjoy problem solving in a complex, dynamic, global environment
  • You're a people person and you enjoy collaborating in a professional setting
  • You just can't enough of the nitty, gritty details.
  • You have an inquisitive nature and are resourceful
  • You want to work for a company that makes a difference


This position might not be a good fit for you if...

  • You don't like a dynamic environment where each day is different.
  • You are not comfortable with shifting and changing priorities
  • You are not solutions oriented
  • You are not comfortable with engaging across the organization

Application Instructions:

Please apply via this link:
http://copyright.applytojob.com/apply/VxPVm6lZZY/Research-Specialist?source=SIMMONS

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Electronic Resources Access Librarian, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $52,715 - $62,730

About Lesley University:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 86,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

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

Job Description:
The Electronic Resources Access Librarian has primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources, including working with knowledge bases, link resolvers and proxy configurations. Candidates must have knowledge of complex serial operations and procedures as well as the serial publishing industry and emerging standards for electronic publishing. In coordination with the Library administration, this position will work with the Library Digital Initiative Team to maintain and promote innovative technology solutions and collaborate to keep abreast of emerging technologies. This librarian will also coordinate the Library's efforts in the development and administration of content management functions in a multi-campus environment for all formats. In addition, the Electronic Resources Access Librarian plays a key role in library assessment by coordinating efforts for evidence-based support for Library planning and decision-making through the development and implementation of the Library's strategic assessment program.

The Electronic Resources Access Librarian will facilitate trial, review, selection and acquisition of electronic resources and perform maintenance and troubleshooting for the Library's electronic resources, as well as ensure access to electronic resources using EBSCO suite of products, including Discovery Services, link resolver, A-Z list, and Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS) acquisitions and cataloging modules.

In collaboration with the Library's Research and Instruction Team this position will offer training and workshops for students, faculty and staff on the use of technology applications, and, under the guidance of the Library Administration, coordinate the documentation and communication of the Library's value and impact to the Lesley University community; maintain communication with members of the University community on assessment issues. This will include gathering and analyzing appropriate data in support of strategic planning and other library assessment initiatives, as well as providing all necessary library data in support of program reviews and accreditation reports, and providing guidance to library staff conducting assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.

Requirements:

  • MS in Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
  • 2-3 years professional experience preferably in an academic library setting or its equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the working of electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of trends in library assessment including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as research and survey design.
  • Experience using relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, faculty and students, in addition to knowledge of working with publishers and library vendors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in both electronic and physical collection management operations.
  • Solid understanding of academic library services and trends, and proven teaching and presentation skills.
  • Experience with Demand Driven or Patron Driven Acquisitions.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.


Additional Information:
Salary Grade 25: $52,715 - $62,730

Background checks are required for all positions.

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

Application Instructions:

For consideration please use the link provided to apply online via our website.

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

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

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Deputy Director, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

The North Kingstown Free Library is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Director. This is a professional, supervisory position under the supervision of the Director. The Deputy Director assists the Director in the planning, evaluation, and administration of the library system, staff, facilities, services, and resources and assumes the responsibilities of the Director in his/her absence. The North Kingstown Free Library, a 30,000 square foot facility with a collection of 136,000 items and a budget of almost $1.5 million, serves a population of over 26,000.

 

A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program is required. A minimum of three years progressively more responsible administrative experience in a library setting is also required. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, and experience with library technology. Experience with grant writing is desirable.

 

Salary range begins at $60,000. The Town of North Kingstown offers a generous benefit package.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES Friday October 6, 2017

 

 

Please email resume and cover letter to cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

           

Cyndi Desrochers, Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

 

To view the complete job description, visit www.nklibrary.org/about/administration

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Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, Harvard's world-class rare books and manuscripts library, is seeking a motivated library and information science graduate student to join our Public Services team. Houghton is home to the world famous and the almost entirely unknown, the ancient and the contemporary, the enduring and the ephemeral. Papyrus fragments, Civil War board games, Black Panther posters, medieval books of hours, and theatrical costume designs all share room on our shelves. The Public Services department at Houghton is responsible for assisting researchers in the reading room and online, an active instruction program, and management of the library's collections in the stacks. Our staff is ready to share their expertise with graduate students interested in a career in special collections. In addition to helping make collections available to researchers in our busy reading room and for our many classes, the public services assistant has the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the inspiring collections and staff at Houghton. 

DUTIES

  • Greet and assist researchers in the use of the library, and explain library policies and procedures.
  • Provide in-person reference assistance and answer email and telephone queries.
  • Monitor researchers to ensure proper handling of collections in the reading room.
  • Prepare material for reproductions requests, writing invoices for patron digitization orders, and scanning material for researchers.
  • Assist with the Houghton teaching program by gathering materials for classes and helping setup and monitor classes
  • Work in the stacks, paging and reshelving and helping to maintain order in a complex system with materials that inhabit multiple physical locations and classifications systems
  • Additional projects are possible, depending on interest and availability. These may include involvement in social media and blogging, assisting with virtual and physical exhibitions, and assisting other departments with processing and cataloging of material.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • A strong public services orientation and interest in developing reference skills 
  • Aptitude for detail, accuracy, and efficiency; good organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred

  • Strong interest in a career in archives and special collections work.
  • Completion of courses in archives and special collections and/or reference.
  • Prior library experience.

HOURS

A regular schedule of 16-20 hours a week, which would include 4-7pm Tue, Wed, Thu, and Sat 9-5.

 

SALARY

$15.00/hour

 

TO APPLY

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to jcapob@fas.harvard.edu.

 

CONTACT

James Capobianco, Reference Librarian, jcapob@fas.harvard.edu

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Substitute Adult Reference Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

 

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

 

This position is for you if:

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

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

 

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

 

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

 

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

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Substitute Circulation Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Circulation Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.

 

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule.

 

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

Hourly Rate: $16.50

 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.


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Communications Intern, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a part-time (4-6 hr/week) intern to work with our communications, events, and core team to help amplify the research and other activities undertaken by the Center and its projects. This is a great position for someone interested in digital communications and in issues related to technology and society.

Responsibilities:

The intern may be asked to assist with any aspect of the Center's communications, events, and administrative activities, including: Maintaining portions of the Berkman Center website and assisting with other website-related tasks Writing and editing blog posts and other web content Drafting social media posts Helping to produce our weekly email newsletter Designing and distributing materials for events Maintaining press and outreach contacts lists Helping to find new, interesting ways to connect with our audiences, including students

Experience and Skills Sought:

The right candidate will be sharp, motivated, and reliable, and will possess strong organizational skills to help juggle multiple tasks, people, and projects. An understanding of both traditional and social media is key for this position. We are a small team, so a willingness to pitch in on whatever task is at hand is a must. Interest across the broad areas of Berkman Klein research is big plus. Familiarity with website content management systems, Mailchimp, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator, and media monitoring software is helpful, but not required. Bonus points if you are familiar with and interested in multimedia production (podcasts, video, photography).

Work Requirements/Benefits Information:

This position is for approximately 4-6 hours per week. Compensation is the standard Harvard RA/intern rate of $11.50/hour. No other benefits are provided.  Unfortunately we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, as well as links to any online portfolio or writing samples,to Gretchen Weber, the Center's Communications Manager, at gweber@cyber.harvard.edu

https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/99983

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Research and Instruction Librarian/International Business and Data Specialist, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian- International Business and Data Specialist

http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001580

 

The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the person in this role will provide research support services to graduate students and faculty across a wide variety of subjects including studies in diplomacy, history, and politics, international law and organizations, economics and international business.

The International Business and Data Specialist contributes to the learning environment at Fletcher by designing and delivering instructional workshops; providing consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, research, and scholarship.  Additionally, this position serves as a liaison to the Masters in International Business (MIB) program and assists students and faculty with the discovery and use of business, economic, financial, and market research data.

 

About Ginn Library:

The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a graduate-level research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.

 

About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:

The Fletcher School is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs.  Since 1933 Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. .

 

Tufts University is a student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Edwin Ginn Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to business and data analysis. 
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies with business, economic or social sciences data sources and information. 
  • Experience with business research and resources, including Bloomberg, Euromonitor, OneSource, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a classroom setting and prepare instructional materials.
  • 3-5 years public service in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in business research and scholarship.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and services supporting business and social science.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, and other librarians.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing outstanding public service in an international and culturally diverse community.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software, such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, or Tableau.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues.
  • Experience with citation management tools like Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, and Mendeley.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

 

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Internships, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

We encourage you to apply for our Library Internship!

https://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art offers a variety of internship opportunities to undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The Internship Program is designed to introduce students interested in pursuing a career in the museum field to the inner workings of an encyclopedic art museum under the guidance of experience museum professionals.

Academic Credit
Internships may be taken for credit. It is the responsibility of the intern to request academic credit and coordinate credit requirements with their college or university, their museum mentor, and the Internship Coordinator.

Internships are unpaid unless otherwise specified.

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Multiple Positions, Expression of Interest: Library and Information Studies Programmes, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Expression of Interest: Library and Information Studies undergraduate programmes

 

Curriculum and assessment writers    

Bicultural and Pasifika appraisers (please note these are two separate roles)

Content reviewers

 

At the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand we recognise that libraries, archives and records centres, and other information organisations make a profound contribution to their communities. We understand that their future depends upon the quality of their staff at all levels. New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, information managers, records managers and archivists with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

 

As the main provider of undergraduate LIS education in this country, we have a unique opportunity to provide new qualifications that enable libraries and other information organisations to thrive - serving New Zealanders in the information age.

 

Are you a highly skilled and experienced professional looking for a new challenge? Is it time for a change in direction or a change in environment to further develop existing skills? Are you an academic or a researcher with knowledge that would contribute to these new courses? Do you want to use your extensive knowledge of the library and information service sectors to help develop the following new programmes and grow the next generation of professionals?

 

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Studies (L7)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Library and Information Services for Children and Teens (L6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Records and Information Management (L6)
  • and Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership (L7)

 

We have begun the development of our new programmes and we are seeking people to help us write curriculum and assessment material and / or review course content. Course content review includes bicultural and Pasifika appraisal. We need skilled and experienced people who have employment, training or education experience in the library and information management sectors, and excellent writing skills.

In particular, we are seeking library and information management professionals to help us with the following course developments.

LIS601 Empowering People and Communities: This course examines core professional-level techniques used by information professionals to support and empower information seekers in physical and virtual settings. Students will gain an understanding of key information behaviour theories, and will explore the interview process, advanced search skills, and specific techniques to support diverse groups of information seekers including Māori and Pasifika. The course will also examine how to design and deliver training and teaching programmes, and how to facilitate learning through supporting the development of multiple literacies.

LIS602 Designing Library and Information Services and ProgrammesThis course looks at the whole process of designing services in library and information service contexts. It considers the planning phase including conducting a needs assessment, community analysis, and community engagement with a range of communities, including Māori and Pasifika. The development phase of a service includes determining the best approach for service design and creating a business plan. The final phase considers programme delivery and assessing the quality of services for further planning and improvement.

LIS701 Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals: This course introduces students to a range of issues and challenges facing the information industries. Students will critically engage with professional, theoretical and ethical perspectives, and develop their own analytical frameworks, in order to evaluate the implications for issues regarding the provision of library, records and archives information services. Students will also consider the influences shaping their own professional practice and will develop their professionalism in this context.

LIS702 Strategy and Planning in Information OrganisationsStudents will be introduced to the concepts of strategic thinking and the processes of strategic planning in a diverse range of information organisations. The planning process is examined, considering different types of planning including financial planning, workforce planning, physical and virtual space planning, marketing, and risk and disaster management. These will be explored in relation to library and information service contexts, such as planning for collections, programming and services to meet diverse community needs. Policy development and revision follows on from this, considering both purpose and content.

Please note that all of these courses cover information management practices in a range of organisations across different information sectors.

 

The specific roles required are:

 

Curriculum and assessment writer - to write new and/or revise existing course materials. Applicants will be asked to provide a writing sample for which guidance will be provided

Bicultural and Pasifika appraiser roles - to ensure our course material is responsive to bicultural practice and the needs of Pasifika peoples

Content reviewer - to peer review the work of curriculum and assessment writers.

 

You can apply for one, two, or all three of these roles.

 

You will need to demonstrate a high standard of written English and a track-record in writing and / or research. (This does not have to be in library and information management). You will also need to exercise excellent communication and relationship building skills to work effectively as part of the development team, and a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Due to the cross-sector content of these courses, cross-sector knowledge and / or experience is also ideally required.

Positions are available immediately and ongoing until the end of 2019 on a fixed-term contract basis.

 

These positions are exciting opportunities for people passionate about building the capability of our workforce to provide people-centred support in the Library and Information services and information management sectors. If you want to help develop our programmes and deliver the best possible learner experience, contact us today.

 

Please send an email to EdSolutions.EOI@openpolytechnic.ac.nz  using the subject lineBachelor of Library and Information Studies EOI including a covering letter and a CV which should include evidence of your writing expertise or reference to publications. The covering letter should indicate which of the roles you are interested in, and a 250 word account describing your relevant experienceand capabilities.

 

This EoI is due to close by 29 September 2017 however if you would like an extension or would like to discuss this further please contact Lorenda Kilian, Lorenda.kilian@openpolytechnic.ac.nz ph: +64 4 5600775

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Library Assistant, Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

Library Assistant

The Library Assistant supports the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required. This part-time position is for the 2017-18 academic year. (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer, 2018). The start date for this position is immediately after hire.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
  • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Shares responsibility for content creation and management of the library's social media accounts
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

Hours:

This position is Part Time and may supervise the library during afternoon, evening, weekend, or occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters. Between 15 and 25 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  

Prefer a candidate who can work Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, also offering Monday and Thursday day time shifts in addition to T/W evenings.

Our regular semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 12 pm-5:30 pm

 

Pay:

$14.00 per hour

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to assume supervisory responsibility
  • Previous customer service experience a plus 

Email resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Head of Access Services

mdavison@pmc.edu

(617) 731-7081 


Annenberg Library
Pine Manor College
400 Heath St
Chestnut Hill MA 02467

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Access Services Manager, Information Access and Library Delivery, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic, service-oriented individual to manage access services in Dewey Management & Social Sciences Library and to participate in service planning and implementation across a collaborative and crossfunctional environment. This is a professional position and represents an excellent opportunity for demonstrating and developing supervisory and broad-based library management skills in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, and collegial academic library setting with an ambitious vision and mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES: As one of three Access Services Managers, this position reports to the Program Head for Access and Information Services and is responsible for services in Dewey Library. They oversee circulation, course reserves, collection maintenance, paging and delivery of materials, and financial transactions. The Access Services Manager coordinates and participates in the work of the service desks, schedules and works closely with staff to establish work goals, ensures efficiency and consistency in workflows, plans and coordinates activities and projects, and problem-solves. Full supervisory responsibilities include hiring, training, and performance management for 4 FTE library assistants, as well as student and temporary assistants. The Manager creates and reviews documentation of procedures and policies and communicates changes to staff. As part of the ID&LA leadership team they participate in strategic planning and assessment, department goal setting, and planning and implementing new technologies and service improvements. The Manager contributes expertise to local and system-wide initiatives through formal and informal collaborations with staff across the organization, as well as groups and committees. Monitoring safety and maintenance in the library facility falls under the purview of the Access Services Manager, who also actively participates in planning and implementing facilities improvements. They will develop productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, and academic and MIT departments to assess information needs and leverage library collections and services to those needs. It is expected that the Access Services Manager will keep abreast of trends in access services or information delivery across academic libraries and apply acquired knowledge and expertise to improve workflows and services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience, minimum of 3 years related experience (not including experience used to fulfill education equivalency), and some combination of:

  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of library workflows
  • Solid experience with automated library systems 
  • Demonstrated success in training and guiding the work of staff and/or student assistants
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong commitment to, as well as the knowledge and ability to deliver, high quality customer service
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work and learn in a rapidly changing environment
  • Solid experience with standard computer software and ability to learn and master new software, systems and technology, and to generate reports and work with data
  • Ability to manage relationships and conflicts, and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to identify problems, think creatively, and carry out solutions independently or collaboratively
  • Ability to work under pressure, tolerate ambiguity and manage competing priorities
  • Empathy and the ability to listen carefully to user requests to understand user needs

Preferred

  • Experience in an academic or research library environment and/or a customer service environment during times of growth and change.
  • Experience with Aleph.
  • Project planning and management experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. (Note: this is not a librarian appointment). MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Only applicants who reside in the local, commuting area will be considered. Priority will be given to applications received by October 2, 2017; position open until filled. MIT Libraries is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates. Individuals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multicultural, 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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Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship

Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!
Applications are due September 20th, 2017.
PURPOSE
The purpose of this award is to support and encourage future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, conference attendance, housing, materials, etc.)
QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be aspiring art information professionals currently enrolled or accepted into a fully accredited New England school of library and information science.
AWARD
$500 in award funding will be distributed to one applicant during the calendar year. Chapter members have generously contributed to the Seibel Scholarship fund over the years and donations are always welcome.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants should send a letter describing themselves and their interest in art librarianship, visual resources, and/or cultural heritage with proof of enrollment (course schedule, transcript, etc.) in, or an acceptance letter from, an accredited New England school of library and information science.
Award recipients are required to provide a written account of how they use the Seibel funds to help finance their education and/or professional growth. This account must be submitted to the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board no later than one month from the date of award disbursal.
Applications are due September 20th, 2017.
Please send applications or questions to:
Katie Riel, ARLIS/NA NE Past Chair
ABOUT
The Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship was established in the summer of 2001 to honor ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Life Member Elmar Seibel, a respected book dealer, bibliographer, curator, and collector, and esteemed friend to art libraries and art librarians regionally, nationally, and internationally. Elmar Seibel is founder and president of Ars Libri Ltd., in Boston, a company that has since 1976 served as a resource for scholars, librarians, collectors, and artists.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

 

Responsibilities: 

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 3pm-7pm, Monday-Friday, although occasional mornings, evenings or weekends may be required

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired: 

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2749/library-reference-assistant/job Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Head, Technical Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

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.

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.

 

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 1 - 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.

SALARY RANGE
$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 29th, 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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Digital Collections Program Manager, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Digital Collections Program Manager.  Please find the complete position description attached.

 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:

http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '43654BR' in the Auto Req ID Field. 

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Simmons College Library seeks a Research and Instruction Librarian to join our team. This position will work closely with Library colleagues and with students and faculty in the sciences (including Chemistry, Biology, and Physics) and health sciences (including Nutrition, Physical Therapy, and Public Health) disciplines, delivering instruction, reference, and research support in these as well as other areas. This position will support students in both face-to-face and online learning environments. 

Key Work Activities:

Teaching & Learning

  • Develop and deliver library instruction including instructional design, teaching, and  assessment;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant curriculum initiatives within assigned departments/programs;
  • Demonstrate competency on broad issues of copyright and how to responsibly use resources in an academic setting;
  • Identify areas where new online learning and digital tools can place the library into the flow of teaching, learning, and research.

Research Services

  • Provide high-quality reference and research support on demand by appointment, email, chat, or other venue;
  • Create and maintain research tools such as LibGuides and Guide-on-the-Side tutorials;
  • Extend services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and support of student research programs;
  • Participate in the promotion of library services and materials.

Collections & Resources

  • Participate in ongoing collection review and assessment, especially in assigned subjects;
  • Maintain an awareness of scholarship in assigned disciplines and relevant curriculum initiatives in order to ensure curriculum-aligned collection management;
  • Discover and integrate open access and OER into patron discovery experience0073.

Engagement

  • Cultivate partnerships and collaborations with departmental staff, faculty, adjuncts, and students in assigned departments/programs;
  • Promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community;
  • Speak knowledgeably about issues such as scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and information literacy;
  • Maintain an understanding of assigned academic department/program needs and a corresponding awareness of the appropriate library resources/services to meet such program needs;
  • Share information about users with library staff and with departments/programs;
  • Seek opportunities for collaboration with academic and co-curricular departments/programs on initiatives impacting resources, services, information literacy, and curriculum support;
  • Serve on appropriate Simmons College committees.

Professional Development/Service

  • Maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and issues with strong emphasis on assigned academic departments/programs;
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations;
  • Contribute to the profession through activities including; publications and presentations and by taking on leadership roles in professional organizations;
  • Maintain an understanding of College and Library strategy, priorities, and initiatives in order to advance shared goals.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience with library and emerging technology

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Two years of  public services experience in an academic setting
  • Experience developing and delivering Information Literacy sessions
  • Familiarity with and experience with resources in the sciences and/or health sciences
  • Experience providing outstanding reference and research support both in-person and in the online environment
  • Experience developing, assessing, and managing print, media, and electronic collections
  • Experience developing and conducting effective outreach programs for students and faculty.

Instructions to Applicants: Please visit http://bit.ly/2fe1Mfq and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

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Library Assistant, Youth Services, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH

Peterborough Town Library

Position Title: Library Assistant, Youth Services (Part-Time)

Schedule: 28 hours, flexible, including some evenings and a Saturday rotation

Compensation: $16.00-$23.00 per hour DOE

Benefits: Paid holidays and pro-rated vacation time. Strong support to participate in professional development opportunities

 

About the position: 

Peterborough Town Library seeks a creative and passionate team player to assist in the Youth Services Department. The ideal candidate will have an interest in both children's and young adult services, an ability to dream and vision, and an organized and disciplined work ethic. The Library Assistant to Youth Services participates in all levels of brainstorming, planning, and implementation of our programs, collection development, reader's advisory, and community outreach. Adaptability and collaborative skills are essential.

 

Job Duties and Required Skills:

  • Works well as a team player and enjoys collaborative sessions
  • Knowledge of Children's and Young Adult literature
  • Provides assistance to Youth Services Department, including with collection development, book displays, reader's advisory, strategic planning, and contributing creative ideas to improve youth services.
  • Assists with development, planning, and implementation of all programming for youth services, including early literacy sessions, summer reading program, and special events.
  • Assists with development, planning, and implementation of our growing Young Adult Program.  This includes independently creating strategies for serving young adults.
  • An interest and knowledge of the makerspace movement. Ability to plan maker activities and implement STEM focused programming.
  • Covers patron services desk as needed and as part of the Saturday rotation.  Completes opening and closing procedures. Interacts with library patrons, answers phones, assists patrons and callers with routine questions and directs them to appropriate departments or staff.  Explains routine library policies.

 

SKILLS EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Enjoy working with people, especially youth,  and have a commitment to excellence in customer service
  • Able to thrive and maintain a friendly and composed level of service in a fast-paced busy environment
  • Communicate with confidence and authenticity in promoting services, programs, and online tools to our patrons
  • Fantastic at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects
  • Curiosity to learn about the library field, participate in professional development opportunities
  • Excitement to learn about our community and all it has to offer
  • Flexibility to work various days and hours
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records
  • A design sensibility, knowledge of working with images, creating basic flyers, and taking photos
  • Professional knowledge of public library operations, policies and procedures preferred
  • Working knowledge of library technology products including, but not limited to, the Internet, online databases, automated/integrated library systems, audio/eBook download technology.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Any hidden talents welcome 

 

CLOSING DATE:

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director, at Library@PeterboroughNH.gov by Monday October 9, 2017.

Full job description available here: http://peterboroughtownlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Library-Assistant-Childrens-Library.pdf 

Website:  http://peterboroughtownlibrary.org

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Librarian, Programming and Outreach, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

POSITION:                   Part-time Librarian 4 - Programming and Outreach Coordinator
                                    19 hours/ week
GRADE:                       L4
SALARY:                      $25.16/hour
POSTED:                      August 31, 2017 until filled
START DATE:             early November when library construction is complete

 

The Franklin Public Library is seeking a Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator to join our team at our new, expanded library. The Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator develops, coordinates, promotes, evaluates, and executes a dynamic menu of adult services and family programs and events. The Coordinator identifies opportunities to collaborate with Library staff, Town Departments, local businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and community organizations to offer new programs that meet the needs of our community members. The Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator manages a team of volunteers who are involved in library programs.  S/he also participates in reference and reader's advisory and technical support and instruction.  

The Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator must have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team setting. S/he will have demonstrated ability in program planning, delivering trainings and presentations, and proficiency in technology.   

The Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator is expected to be available to work the following shifts each week:
            one morning shift - 9:00-1:00
            two evening shifts - 4:15-8:15
            every other Friday - 9:00-5:00 (with a 1 hour lunch)
            every other Saturday - 9:00-5:00 (with a 1 hour lunch)
                        (Friday and Saturday hours alternate each week)

Interested candidates shall email a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format to apply@franklinma.gov. Please put "Programming and Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line of the email.  

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Library Student Worker ILL/Reserves, Simmons College Beatley Library, Boston, MA

The Simmons College Beatley Library is seeking one to two ILL/Reserves graduate student workers. Applicants must be enrolled in Simmons College's M.S. in Library and Information Science program. For more information and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2xggBI8.

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03

Posting Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 22 September 2017 

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 openings for two interns 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, 17-AV-03, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

Closing date for this posting is 22 September 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-17-AV-03-[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 or around October 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00. 

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Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

The Engineering and Media Lab (EML) Librarian serves as the Libraries' expert on the research, teaching and learning practices related to Mechanical Engineering, the MIT Media Lab, and selected other engineering departments and interdisciplinary centers. As a liaison, the EML Librarian will:

  • Provide innovative instruction and design learning experiences that address research practice, information and data management, and key issues of the global, digitally-networked information ecosystem.
  • Offer expert research support throughout the entire research cycle from discovery to management of information and data to the development and dissemination of research products.
  • Develop a program of outreach, drawing upon the full range of library services, to facilitate the success of varied research endeavors including local and global collaborations, interdisciplinary teams, industry or grand challenges competitions, online learning projects, and original undergraduate and graduate student research.
  • Use institutional knowledge to facilitate collaborative learning communities and foster scholarly communities of practice with both service design and technologies.
  • Engage in resource selection in relevant disciplines, and contribute to library collection development initiatives that both expand access to research through open access and inside-out collection practices, as well as help to shape the functionality of platforms through which information is made available. 

Leveraging knowledge of their constituents' goals and needs, and using systematic business intelligence practices, the EML Librarian gathers and analyzes information that is vital to the success of MIT Libraries' strategic initiatives and innovative service design. The successful candidate will bring essential expertise, experience, and leadership skills for advancing the partnerships and collaborations needed in the MIT Libraries' fulfillment of the Future of Libraries Task Force Report recommendations. 

The EML Librarian reports to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services. They work collaboratively with science and engineering colleagues to provide strong and evolving services, and with humanities, management and social science colleagues to support interdisciplinary research.

The EML librarian supports the quality and impact of library services by leading or participating in department and system-wide initiatives, serving on teams and task forces, and through leadership or service coordination roles. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research and program development are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS include MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in engineering or related fields, substantial and relevant experience in engineering research support, teaching, and working with communities of practice in science or engineering, and some combination of:

  • Familiarity with or capacity to learn about and support interdisciplinary needs of scientists and engineers. Engineering and Media Lab Librarian Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services Librarian II/III
  • Ability to successfully engage with MIT's teaching and learning environment, developing and maintaining outreach practices and relationships that support initiatives, student research, and innovative teaching practices.
  • Evidence of potential to lead change, contribute to the development of new organizational structures or models, and design and implement new services.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a range of current trends in teaching such as experiential or problembased learning.
  • Familiarity with trends in science and engineering such as interdisciplinary and global collaborations, translating research into practice, open science, reproducible science, and open access to data and research.
  • Experience with practices and tools that support effective collaboration such as project management, communicating with stakeholders, leading or launching teams.
  • Skills in working independently, taking initiative, and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information effectively in multiple contexts and employing appropriate communication technologies.

Preferred

  • MSLIS and an advanced degree in engineering or related field.
  • A deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in multiple engineering fields.
  • Experience in collection development both to support scholarship and teaching and to enhance global access to research data and results.
  • Familiarity and experience working with data.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication practices in engineering and science.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $68,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flex-time and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. 

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

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Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

20 hours per week, Work schedule to be determined. 

The Assistant Librarian provides professional library services to students, faculty and staff. She/He is responsible for assisting in operating the library by providing reference services, teaching bibliographic instruction and information literacy, working on a variety of projects, developing/maintaining library collections and providing access to electronic resources. Also serves as circulation back up.  Performs related work as directed.


Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program;
  2. Reference and instruction experience;
  3. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources;
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Reliability/dependability necessary.
  6. Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

Salary: $28.29 per hour. This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

STARTING DATE:  ASAP

North Shore 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 and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.

Apply now.

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Director of Assessment and Planning, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Director, Assessment and Planning

Librarian III or IV

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.  

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Director, Assessment and Planning. The Director, Assessment and Planning provides leadership for and participates in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries; leads the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data; develops an evidence-based approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.

  • Coordinates and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work and works with staff across the Libraries to ensure a broad understanding of assessment goals and theability to work with assessment measures.
  • Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives.
  • Represents the Libraries forassessment initiatives on a national and local level.

Example of Duties:

  1. Develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative, collaborative, evidence-based assessment program that supports and enables the Libraries' strategic initiatives and develops evidence-based approaches for achieving strategic objectives for the Libraries. 
  2. Performs duties in a leadership role in identifying, defining,developing, and implementing appropriate assessment and planning approaches, measures, and techniques.
  3. Leads data visualization support for Tableau server and dashboard creation.
  4. Increases the ability of staff to access, use, and understand data for decision making using data visualization and other tools.
  5. Analyzes, interprets, and publicizes the results of assessment and evaluation activities.
  6. Coordinates the collection and reporting of data to campus and external audiences. Maintains awareness of the administrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
  7. Works with Library Technology Services (LTS) to provide access to data that enables data-informed decision making. Works with LTS to appropriately manage and secure assessment data.
  8. Forms and supports a cohort of assessment colleagues engaged in assessment work across the Libraries. Identifies and implements strategies for cultivating a culture of assessment including providing consultation and guidance to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services.
  9. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision making.
  10. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
  11. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle. 
  12. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
  13. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
  14. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  15. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  16. Provides training and orientation for new staff. Monitors training and support needs for all staff in the department as required in the changing environment of the Libraries.
  17. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
  18. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff and student staff.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five years of professional library experience in this or another academic, research or specialized library, which includes experience with assessment and analysis.
  3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
  4. Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reports preferred.
  5. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising thework of others & plan- ning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
  6. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly inpresentations.
  7. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collabor- tively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  8. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  9. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  11. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  12. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  13. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  14. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  15. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  16. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=87743and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by September 8, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of a Public Services Supervisor with overall oversight by the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

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

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

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

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

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

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, September 22, 2017 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources Room 109, 508-799-1030HR@worcesterma.gov

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Library Clerk, LibSource, Cleveland, OH

LibSource, a LAC Group company, is seeking an ongoing, part-time, LibraryClerk to work providing para-professional support services to our  client, an international law firm. This position will provide support services for the law firm library and research staff and will work 16 hours per week on a flexible schedule during normal business hours. This position will work from our client's site in Cleveland, Ohio.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the physical library collections, including shelving, weeding and shifting of library material, noting when items are damaged and/or missing from the collection, etc;
  • Provide library local support services, including, but limited too: open and process mail, data entry, log receipt of material into the library catalog, distribute newspapers, process new acquisitions, process returns, assist with basic orders, basic renewals, and basic cancellations, route print material, process and distribute office copies/desk-books, provide customer service;
  • Assist attorneys in locating local print and electronic holdings;
  • Maintain an inviting clean library space;
  • Participate in other duties or projects as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in a library environment is a plus;
  • Previous experience working in a law firm library is desired, but not required;
  • Knowledge of library call numbers, shelving, shifting and weeding collections is desired;
  • Must have an excellent work ethic and exceptional attention to detail;
  • A professional attitude and good customer services skills are a must.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/JVk3be

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Assistant Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Arizona's iSchool is hiring an Assistant Professor (non-tenure eligible)!

Job Description
The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position of Career Track (Non-tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor beginning spring 2018, teaching a 4-4 load. This position will require both online and face-to-face teaching, that includes repeated courses and other strategies meant to manage faculty workload. This position provides health insurance, tuition reduction and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Appointment of this NTE Assistant Professor position will be recommended largely on evidence of teaching skills and training, depth of knowledge in a particular specialty, and capacity to undertake high quality teaching and service. This NTE Assistant Professor appointment qualifies for renewal and promotion through a university managed system of promotion for continuing faculty. Renewal of this one-year contract is possible and planned, though not guaranteed to occur, dependent on curricular need, faculty consideration, and enrollment figures.

The School of Information is an academic unit in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, Arizona's only public land grant university. The School's mission: "As Arizona's iSchool, we collaborate across disciplines, drive critical research and development, and educate the information intellectuals and professionals of tomorrow to further positive social change that is rooted in the places where we live and that impacts the world."

*Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!*

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please *click here* <http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

Duties & Responsibilities Teaching (80%): The incumbent will be asked to teach undergraduate courses primarily, though may be assigned graduate courses as needed. Courses taught may include those focused on research methods, social media use, and online collaborative work. (4 courses per semester). Service (20%): This position involves School of Information marketing and recruiting as a primary service responsibility (in lieu of other departmental committees). This will involve meeting with Directors and marking/recruiting staff about events, materials, and new ideas. Though not required to attend all recruiting events, there will be some expectation for representing School of Information faculty at a few yearly events like the spring Tucson Festival of Books or the campus "meet your major" fairs. Other expected service-related roles will include the creation of innovative teaching materials, attending faculty meetings, etc. Additional duties may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
PhD or EdD in Information Science, Communication, Education, or related fields of study.

Preferred Qualifications
Evidence of experience teaching courses in research methods, social media, mediated communication in organizational contexts, or Internet studies. Experience or familiarity with faculty service and/or departmental administration. Commitment to preparing undergraduate students for good citizenship, work, and life in a diverse, multicultural, and interconnected society.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.*

Quick Link: http://uacareers.com/postings/21403

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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, working on-site in Beltsville on a contract.

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/uPjHsS

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Archive Technician, LibGig, Los Angeles, CA

LibGig, a LAC Group company, seeks an Archive Technician for a large corporate archive in the West Los Angeles area. The position will have archive responsibilities including access, preservation, arrangement, digitization, and storage of historical matter. As well as identifying, collecting and preserving historical documents for future use. This is a full-time benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides advice and documentary evidence of corporate history to all levels of staff.
  • Creates and maintains finding guides or electronic instruction tools for historical documents.
  • Researches careers and accomplishments of corporate staff and creates displays to celebrate milestones.
  • Loads digital files into the document management program for processing by cataloguers.
  • Performs physical condition reviews of corporate historical assets.
  • Responds to research requests. Compiles research materials and evaluates for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS/MLIS with a specialization in archives, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience, especially graduate work in an accredited ALA accredited library science program.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of archival theory and practice


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/GJ6Cj5

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Please see the complete announcement here: https://jobs.illinois.edu/faculty-positions/job-details?jobID=85372&job=school-of-information-sciences-open-rank-faculty-f1700094

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire up to four outstanding full-time faculty members (rank open) to join our dynamic and collegial School. Preference will be given to the following specializations, but strong candidates in any area are encouraged to apply.

  • Information retrieval & data analytics--natural language processing, machine learning, and data visualization in application domains such as health, science, and business
  • Information, technology & society--legal and regulatory environment; political economy of information; responsible and ethical uses of information in a global context; technology and civic contexts
  • Digital youth--understanding, supporting and enhancing the interactions of youth with digital information and technology
  • Knowledge organization--information architecture, metadata standards, linked data, cataloging and classification, taxonomy, ontology, indexing, digital asset management, records management
  • Cultural heritage informatics--contemporary archival research and practice including digital archives; community archives and archiving; convergence of libraries, archives and museums; digital preservation
  • User experience/Human-computer interaction--social computing, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, social media, computer-supported cooperative work, interaction design, and multi-disciplinary study of the design, use and effects of ICTs

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Media Cataloger, LAC Group, Manhattan, NY

LAC Group is seeking, for a Part-Time Media Cataloger for our client, a prestigious media and entertainment company, located in New York City (Manhattan). This project will be supporting the client's group charged with the long-term archiving and preservation of program assets. This group operates the materials/media archives, which includes an active storage of film, video, audio, and digital elements. The Media Cataloger will properly identify film, video, audio, removable digital media, and paperwork elements then create and populate records in the client's Xytech database system.  Titles of elements will be assigned to the Media Catalogers based on workflow needs of production and preservation projects. This project should run through the end of the year (possibly longer).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Extensively utilizing the Xytech Database System by inputting and creating records accurately from physical assets;
  • Unpack each carton and identify elements against the production inventory sheet before entering records into the database;
  • Print barcode labels from the entered records and affix them to the elements;
  • Return elements to its original carton after data entry and prepare carton for permanent storage.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience working with a database; Knowledge of the Xytech database system is a plus.
  • A general understanding of post-production and archive workflow practices with an ability to identify and retain knowledge of film, video and audio formats;
  • Must be a detail-oriented team player with strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Must be able to lift and handle 10 - 20 lbs or less.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/n9vR47

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Library Technician, LAC Federal, Denver, CO

LAC Federal is seeking a Library Technician for a government contract working with a prestigious federal agency located in Denver, CO. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position which includes a full benefits package.
Responsibilities:

  • Search uncatalogued publications in the local EOS.Web catalog and OCLC WorldCat to determine library holdings, duplication, digitization status, and other information required prior to cataloging.
  • Search selected items in the Access database used as an inventory of digitized publications.
  • Update records in EOS.Web catalog to correct or add to records, such as adding digitization information, including all #856 fields with URL information for links to documents in Internet Archive and other sources.
  • Coordinate as needed and update status with library staff regarding cataloging and digitization support.
  • Document recommendations for any new or revised procedures as well as decisions regarding the approval or rejection of each.
  • Edit/add, produce, and export OCLC-MARC records to import into the local catalog (EOS.Web).
  • Produce spine labels and process cataloged print and publications by attaching the labels and property stamping.

Qualifications:

  • At least some experience with cataloging and metadata.
  • Experience working with AARC2, OCLC-MARC and LC Classification standards and with Dublin Core is required.
  • Strong analytical skills, and experience with Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification
  • Familiarity with quality control standards and keen attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with EOS.Web, CONTENTdm, Microsoft Access strongly preferred.
  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent degree preferred


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

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Metadata Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Metadata Librarian for a 12-month, tenure track Library faculty position in the Digital Production Services Department, a user focused, data enhancing, hands-on, collegial team, that strives for efficiencies and streamlined procedures to maximize findability. The Metadata Librarian creates and revises all types of metadata, contributes to local policy and procedure decisions, develops and assesses workflows, creates and delivers trainings, collaborates on large and small projects, and promotes creative approaches for managing metadata. We seek a colleague who understands metadata and the importance of the work of data curation, and who sees the big picture while working with the details on a daily basis. We work in an environment that encourages participation in decision making and values continual learning and creative thinking. Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museum! It has historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events.


The search will remain open until October 9, 2017, applications reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The George A. Smathers Libraries are strong advocates for inclusion and intellectual freedom. The Libraries' commitment to both is articulated in the Inclusion Statement and Intellectual Freedom Statement, both of which are posted at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/InclusionAndIntellectualFreedom.

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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Faculty Position, Information and Library Science, School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Title: Asst/ Assoc/ Full Professor
Department: Information and Library Science
Expected start date: 08/01/2018

Position summary:

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2018 in the Department of Information and Library Science (all subareas solicited with preference for media convergence, time-based media, the archiving of streaming and social media, digital forensics, and metadata). Duties include teaching, research, and service.

The IU Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), formerly the School of Library and Information Science, has a long, successful history, having graduated over 8,000 students since it opened its doors in 1946. U.S. News & World Report ranks its Information and Library Science program ninth nationally. The SICE is the first of its kind and among the largest in the country, with unsurpassed breadth across Information and Library Science, Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Its mission is to excel and lead in education, research, and outreach, spanning and integrating computing and information technologies. The school has over 110 tenure-line faculty, 1,400 graduate students, and 1,700 undergraduate majors on the Bloomington campus. Faculty research areas in ILS include digital humanities; digital libraries; documentation; data curation; computer-mediated communication; data science; information organization, retrieval, and visualization; human computer interaction; science studies; social informatics; CSCW; text mining; records management, and more. ILS offers Master's degrees in Information Science and Library Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Information Science.

Additional information about the School can be found at:

http://www.sice.indiana.edu/

Information about the Department of Information and Library Science can be found at:

https://www.ils.indiana.edu

IU 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, such as the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Kinsey Institute collection, the campus wide Media Digitalization and Preservation Initiative, the Mather Museum of world cultures, the ethnomusicology library, the Wells Library, and many more. 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.

Basic qualifications: Applicants should have an established record (for senior level) or demonstrable potential for excellence (for junior level) in research and teaching, and a Ph.D. in Information Science or a related field expected before August 2018.

Interested candidates should submit their application at:

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4495

Application should include curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and names of three references (junior level), or six references (senior level).

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 1st, 2017.

Informal and confidential inquiries may be sent to the ILS Chair, Ron Day (roday at indiana dot edu) or to Howard Rosenbaum, Search Committee Chair, (hrosenba at indiana dot edu)

Members of the Search Committee will be attending the ASIS&T conference in October, 2017 and ALISE in February, 2018.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. IU Bloomington is vitally interested in the needs of Dual Career couples.

For Full Consideration Apply By: December 1, 2017.

To apply, please click the "Apply for this job" link at the top of this page

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4495

and upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, and the names of three references (junior level) or six references (senior level).

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2nd CFP: All Things in Moderation: The People, Practices and Politics of Online Content

2nd CFP: All Things in Moderation: The People, Practices and Politics of Online Content Review - Human and Machine

Dec 6-7, 2017, UCLA (Sarah T. Roberts)

On December 6-7 2017, UCLA's Department of Information Studies, part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, welcomes participants to a two-day conference on commercial content moderation (CCM) of user-generated social media material.

At All Things in Moderation: The People, Practices and Politics of Online Content Review "Human and Machine" we will offer a new forum bringing together those interested in the multiple challenges related to CCM, and to content moderation of all kinds. The goal of this foundational event is to map the current landscape from a number of perspectives. During these two days, scholars, students, journalists, policy makers and CCM workers will share their insights in order to generate a discussion about the challenges, methodologies and frameworks that are necessary to integrate a comprehensive, academic study of commercial content moderation, other kinds of online moderation, and its outcomes and implications into existing paradigms in labor studies, information studies, computing and internet history, public policy, internet governance and media studies, to name but a few.

Beyond analyzing the contemporary case of CCM across the social media and other digital industries, we anticipate that ATM will require a look to the past and to other media sectors, as well as a gaze into the future, to anticipate the problems related to CCM and to our social media-reliant world, and to collectively think about solutions. We anticipate a fruitful gathering.

Some areas of concentration include (but need not be limited to):

  • CCM and Policy: human rights; internet governance; transparency and control online; national cases; transnational CCM (e.g., Taylor, 2016)       
  • CCM and/as Labor: workplace practices; internal policies; worker mental health and wellness; workers' rights; outsourcing, globalization and contract labor; CCM work and identity (race/gender/class/sexual orientation/ability/ethnicity) (e.g., Crawford and Gillespie, 2014)
  • CCM Automation: algorithmic mechanisms; machine learning and training; computer vision; automated CCM tools and techniques
  • CCM and the Law: US and international cyberlaw and its applications to CCM; lawsuits; EU and other governmental legislation; CCM as repression and speech restriction (e.g., Klonick, 2017)
  • Histories of Moderation: online moderation pre-CCM; histories of online communities; comparative moderation studies (e.g., Postigo, 2009) supported by the Luskin Center for History and Policy
  • Covering CCM: journalism and reporting on CCM and on tech; doing academic research on CCM


Who Should Attend

ATM welcomes participants from across academic disciplines and research areas, such as information studies, sociology, legal studies, history, data science, computer vision, media studies, communication, policy studies, globalization studies and others. It also welcomes journalists, policy analysts, lawyers, engineers, programmers and anyone with an interest in CCM work and workers.

Proposals can take the form of:

  • Paper proposals with preference for emergent work and/or work-in-process       
  • Panel proposals made up of presentations organized thematically around a particular CCM issue or concern; submit a description of the panel and its component parts 
  • Roundtable proposals: hands-on, interactive sessions devoted to discussion and knowledge-sharing of the current state of affairs regarding CCM and a particular area of concentration (e.g., EU regulations and CCM, 2017)
  • Lightning talks: short, provocative idea sharing sessions of five minutes (or less)
  • Other interventions, something that doesn't adequately fit into these boxes that you would like to share (please describe; to be planned in conversation with organizers)
  • Proposals should not exceed 300 words and should be submitted via the conference registration site. Proposals are due SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Registration closes OCTOBER 31, 2017.


Please join us on the beautiful UCLA campus this December.

The conference is _free_ for participants, but space is limited.
Register early (https://atm-ucla2017.net/registration/) and visit the call for participation (https://atm-ucla2017.net/about/) to submit your proposals for papers, sessions and other interventions.

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Librarian Positions, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture.

 

Collection Development Librarian

Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select monographs and serials in all formats and work collaboratively with selectors in the Fine Arts Library and across Harvard Library. The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, and preserving library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library's unparalleled holdings of books, journals, visual resources, and special collections to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.  

 

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture

Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, outreach, and collaboration, through visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture, to faculty, students, and researchers.  Working in a patron-oriented service environment, this position provides assistance in all aspects of research, teaching, and learning with Islamic visual materials held the Fine Arts Library, as well as with related online resources. Visual materials collections in the Fine Arts Library document all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in all formats, including digital images, 35mm and glass lantern slides for teaching, historic photographs and albums, illustrated publications, postcards, and ephemera.  Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, participation in collection development and management, and assisting in the development and promotion of Fine Arts Library resources and services. The incumbent works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library, as well as the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Please find the complete position descriptions attached.

 

To learn more or apply for these roles, please visit:

http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

 

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter either '43159BR' (for the Collection Development role) or  '43160BR' (for the Visual Resources role) in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Open-rank Faculty Positions, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two tenure/tenure-track faculty positions with a starting date of July 1, 2018. Candidates at all ranks are welcome to apply.

Position #1: Academic and Research Library Innovation  

View the University job posting and submit applications at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/123141   

The faculty seek an outstanding colleague with research and teaching interests in academic and research library innovation and leadership.  We are especially interested in people who are taking a leading role in:

  • Shaping emerging academic and research library roles and responsibilities
  • Helping library managers plan for and evaluate progress toward these new roles
  • Improving and envisioning new forms of access to special collections
  • Imagining and building new tools to disseminate and use the scholarly record
  • Stewarding of research data and other heterogeneous scholarly products
  • Preserving the broader cultural record underlying research and scholarship
  • Educating the next generation of public or technical services librarians OR
  • Establishing new models for working with funders, vendors, publishers, and scholarly societies

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Position #2: Sociotechnical Data Science

View the University job posting and submit applications at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/123185 

The faculty seeks an outstanding colleague with research and teaching interests in sociotechnical data studies and human-centered data science. Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Data ethics, law, and policy, including security, privacy and society
  • Human-data interaction and sociotechnical perspectives on data work
  • Data-oriented design, infrastructure, and theory
  • Computational science (including computational social science, computational biology, as well as other computational scientific disciplines)
  • Data science methods (from machine learning to human-computer interaction)

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

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Faculty positions, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky School of Information Science currently has two job openings for full-time tenure-track positions. Please see the links below for full description and information on how to apply.

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Assistant Professor, CUNY, Queens College, NY

The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, has a position for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a strong background in Archive Management and Studies. For more information about this full-time position, please visit http://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/assistant-professor-graduate-school-of-library-and-information-studies/8D20356DB5684DE4BC623328383BF793/job/ .

Equal Employment Opportunity: CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian-Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab. 

The Engineering and Media Lab (EML) Librarian serves as the Libraries' expert on the research, teaching and learning practices related to Mechanical Engineering, the MIT Media Lab, and selected other engineering departments and interdisciplinary centers. As a liaison, the EML Librarian will: 

  • Provide innovative instruction and design learning experiences that address research practice, information and data management, and key issues of the global, digitally-networkedinformation ecosystem.
  • Offer expert research support throughout the entire research cycle from discovery to management of information and data to the development and dissemination of research products.
  • Develop a program of outreach, drawing upon the full range of library services, to facilitate the success of varied research endeavors including local and global collaborations, interdisciplinary teams, industry or grand challenges competitions, online learning projects, and original undergraduate and graduate student research.
  • Use institutional knowledge to facilitate collaborative learning communities and foster scholarly communities of practice with both service design and technologies.
  • Engage in resource selection in relevant disciplines, and contribute to library collection development initiatives that both expand access to research through open access and inside-out collection practices, as well as help to shape the functionality of platforms through which information is made available. 

Leveraging knowledge of their constituents' goals and needs, and using systematic business intelligence practices, the EML Librarian gathers and analyzes information that is vital to the success of MIT Libraries' strategic initiatives and innovative service design. The successful candidate will bring essential expertise, experience, and leadership skills for advancing the partnerships and collaborations needed in the MIT Libraries' fulfillment of the Future of Libraries Task Force Report recommendations. 

The EML Librarian reports to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services. They work collaboratively with science and engineering colleagues to provide strong and evolving services, and with humanities, management and social science colleagues to support interdisciplinary research.  The EML librarian supports the quality and impact of library services by leading or participating in department and system-wide initiatives, serving on teams and task forces, and through leadership or service coordination roles. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research and program development are encouraged to apply. 

QUALIFICATIONS include MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in engineering or related fields, substantial and relevant experience in engineering research support, teaching, and working with communities of practice in science or engineering, and some combination of:

  • Familiarity with or capacity to learn about and support interdisciplinary needs of scientists and engineers.
  • Ability to successfully engage with MIT's teaching and learning environment, developing and maintaining outreach practices and relationships that support initiatives, student research, and innovative teaching practices.
  • Evidence of potential to lead change, contribute to the development of new organizational structures or models, and design and implement new services.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a range of current trends in teaching such as experiential or problem-based learning.
  • Familiarity with trends in science and engineering such as interdisciplinary and global collaborations, translating research into practice, open science, reproducible science, and open access to data and research.
  • Experience with practices and tools that support effective collaboration such as project management, communicating with stakeholders, leading or launching teams.
  • Skills in working independently, taking initiative, and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information effectively in multiple contexts and employing appropriate communication technologies.

Preferred

  • MSLIS and an advanced degree in engineering or related field.
  • A deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in multiple engineering fields.
  • Experience in collection development both to support scholarship and teaching and to enhance global access to research data and results.
  • Familiarity and experience working with data.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication practices in engineering and science. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $68,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. Flexible work arrangements, including flex-time and telecommuting, are considered for positions that meet established criteria. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be givento applications received by October 10, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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

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Senior Resource and Systems Specialist, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston, MA

Posted On: 08.28.2017 
Department: Research Services
Office: Boston, MA

Apply here.

Description
The Senior Resource and Systems Specialist will serve the Firm by managing the access, and overall administration of the electronic resources and applications. This position requires an understanding of technology and resource and systems services within a large law firm. This position will report to the Manager, Resources and Systems.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain use statistics for licensed electronic resources.
  • Understand content strengths and weaknesses along with statistics in order to make recommendations for additions and eliminations with the ability to set forth plans for implementation.
  • Work with other research services staff, IT and legal practice groups to ensure that relevant content is available, easy to access and use on the Firms intranet using SharePoint.   
  • Understand electronic cataloging systems and work closely with the Resource & Systems team.
  • Recommend and implement changes with technology to improve the department's efficiencies and workflow.
  • Work with multiple vendors to ensure we are receiving all technical benefits available and that we are aware of and implementing new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Work regularly with other research services staff in a highly collaborative and supportive environment and clearly explain and document for reference purposes, procedures needed to take advantage of electronic resources in the best way; this includes password generation, cost recovery reporting, document delivery and folder access, permissions and organization within Desksite.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLS or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a law firm environment required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a "hands-on" tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

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Researcher, Essex Partners, Boston, MA

Temporary Researcher, Essex Partners, Boston, MA  (www.essexpartners.com)

Available starting September 27 to October 25. 

25 to 35 hours per week, depending on applicant's availability.

Job overview:  Professional services firm seeking a researcher to fill in for 25 to 35 hours per week for someone taking a honeymoon. Responsibilities include conducting research for clients and firm Partners such as industry and company overviews, target company lists, background information on executives, generating recruiter lists for clients seeking jobs, and finding recent news articles. Must be able to use or learn quickly databases such as Capital IQ, Avention, D&B Hoovers, Mint Global. Familiarity with Salesforce also a plus. 

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good communication and time management skills, and ability to prioritize work.
  • Must be willing to assist with special projects and handle other duties as needed.

This position is not eligible for benefits, compensation ranges from $20 to $35 per hour, depending on level of experience. 

To be considered for this position, please send resume to Sarah O'Connell at soconnell@essexpartners.com

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Library Assistant, Whitinsville Social Library, Northbridge, MA

The Town of Northbridge seeks candidates to fill one part-time Library Assistant position at the Whitinsville Social Library for the following shifts:

  • Tuesdays 10-3
  • Wednesdays 10-3
  • Thursdays 10-3
  • Saturdays 10-2

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • promoting WSL library services
  • providing direct customer service
  • demonstrating to customers how to use self-service options including using their online library account & library apps, registering for events & museum passes and downloading ebooks & eaudiobooks

 

The work is detailed & fast-paced. Must be able to prioritize tasks and increase output without losing accuracy. Must be able to work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds from the community. Job involves standing, walking or using stairs for the entire shift. Performs Library Page tasks (shelving books, pulling books, shelf-reading) in the absence of a Library Page.

Pay is $12.52 per hour.

 

Required Qualifications:

H.S. Diploma & 6 months experience in customer-facing position. 

Outgoing & Energetic

2 years of computer experience

Experience with downloadable media & devices

Experience with personal computers, Internet/browsers & printers

Ability to use alpha-numeric organizational schemes

Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for up to 8 hours, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour.

 

Preferred Qualification

Uses apps on a mobile device

Reads for enjoyment

Experienced with arts & crafts, marketing, or social media management

Frequent Public Library customer

 

Interested applicants should submit completed Town of Northbridge employment application to:

Rebecca Sasseville             rsasseville@cwmars.org

Interim Library Manager

Whitinsville Social Library,

17 Church St, Whitinsville, MA  01588. 

Applications can be picked up at the library or downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/WSLEMPAPP0717

 

Deadline is Monday September 18, 2017 (by midnight if emailed)

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

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Library Assistant, John Curtis Library, Hanover, MA

TOWN OF HANOVER JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Assistant-PART-TIME SUBSTITUTE, Non-Exempt $17.49 per hour August 2017

SUMMARY: Provides general assistance to adult and child patrons with circulation and reference duties; May also assist with shelving of library materials. This position is a substitute position with no regularly scheduled hours. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Performs bibliographic searches
  • Assists the public with navigating the library's website, museum pass reservation system, and databases
  • Provides readers' advisory services to patrons
  • Charges and discharges, books and other library holdings at the circulation desk and collects fines using an automated circulation system.
  • Operates library equipment such as computer, telephone, printer, copy machine, and change machines. Maybe asked to engage in basic trouble shooting of these devices.
  • May conduct business via phone, email, or in person
  • Assists adult and child patrons in using the online catalog and other electronic tools and resources; assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities
  • May be responsible for security of the building along with other staff
  • Other duties as necessary

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Committed to excellence in customer service
  • Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures, and rules
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Possesses a genuine interest in children
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with library staff and volunteers, the library's business contacts, town employees, and the general public
  • A proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Possess a willingness to maintain confidentiality of records and information
  • The ideal candidate is available on short notice days, evenings and weekends

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university: or one to two years related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SKILLS:

  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of library services available at and familiarity with the collections of the John Curtis Library 
  • Solid data entry skills using a computer terminal
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide as well as deliver accurate change during transactions which require the exchange of money
  • Knowledge of and experience with Library ILS systems including SIRSI Dynix is a "plus"

PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; talk, hear; reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, grasp objects with fingers. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, kneel, crouch and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately noisy.

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Intermittent Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Intermittent Senior Substitute/Cambridge Public Library

Position #X426

Average 10 to 15 hrs/wk (may be required to work additional hours during busy times) between the hours of 8:30 am - 9:00pm Monday - Saturday. Shifts & total hours will vary week to week. Candidates must be very flexible in availability.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. 
  • Provides substitute coverage for all departments and branches of the library as needed
  • Performs functions related to circulation:  check-outs, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over dues, and similar related tasks
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials and, when necessary, refers them to other staff members
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves as needed
  • Performs other duties required for the good of the library

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides substitute coverage for all departments and branches of the library as needed
  • Performs functions related to circulation:  check-outs, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over dues, and similar related tasks
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials and, when necessary, refers them to other staff members
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves as needed
  • Performs other duties required for the good of the library

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

 

RATE:                $ 15.26 per hour

 

DEADLINE:       September 26, 2017 by 5pm

 

APPLY TO:        City of Cambridge

                           Personnel Department, Room 309

                           795 Massachusetts Avenue

                           Cambridge, MA 02139

                           Please e-mail 2 copies each of cover letter & resume to                        employment@cambridgema.gov or fax to 617-349-4312

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Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Library is seeking a part time Reference Librarian to replace a longtime weekend Librarian due to retirement.

More information here and here.

This position is not eligible for benefits. Hours are 9:00am - 1:00pm on Saturdays year round, plus one or two Sundays per month from 1:00pm -5:00pm between October and May. Flexibility to work additional hours is preferred. Addition hours may be during the week working on special projects and also

to supplement the Reference Department schedule when coverage is needed due to vacations or absences.

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Circulation Services Manager, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Job Function: (status: exempt)           

The Carl S. Swisher Library seeks applications from innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates with strong communication and collaboration skills for the position of Circulation Services Manager. The Circulation Services Manager has overall responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of student workers and library assistants, working directly with the Access Services Librarian for the operations of the library. The Circulation Services Manager is responsible for evaluation of the workflow of the Swisher Library collections, patron records maintenance, reserves, serials, updating WorldCat Local, shelving, shifting, shelf-reading, inventory, facility work orders, signage, floor plans, and emergency planning.

Description of Essential Job Functions:

  • Learns OCLC WorldShare Platform system and other related WMS applications in order to provide maximum quality service to library users. Records statistics as necessary.
  • Provides assistance to library patrons on the use of the catalog and library website with knowledge of electronic and paper resources; directs users in locating materials; provides assistance with equipment to users; refers questions beyond training to a professional librarian.
  • Recruits, hires, schedules, trains and supervises student employees. Create and maintain student work schedule; student orientation; process new hire paperwork; process timesheets; budget university student worker's hours. Deliver student worker performance reviews.
  • Resolves complications (fines, renewals, etc.) relating to circulation policies and procedures; recommends changes to circulation policies and procedures when necessary; maintains and updates the circulation manual.
  • Performs closing procedures and/or opening routines. Staffs the circulation desk as needed with expected coverage during exam schedules.  Is responsible for the library in the absence of a librarian. Notifies Campus Security in case of problems or the need to evacuate the building during an emergency.
  • Assists with technical services projects, copy cataloging of library materials. Assists with maintenance of bibliographic records, using the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Organizes course reserves and communicates with faculty gathering textbooks and materials.
  • Maintain print serials collection.
  • Coordinate library work requests with campus facilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Skills:

  • Working knowledge of academic library services, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft applications and learn new technologies; customer service oriented; thoroughness and skilled with the attention to details; good writing skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers, JU community, and job duties.

Work Conditions:

  • Primarily indoor office environment.
  • Standard library coverage hours.
  • Night and/or weekend hours are required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines.
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen.
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position:

  1. Minimum Education Requirement:  Bachelor's degree
  2. Minimum Work Experience:  Three years of experience in administrative, clerical, retail, or library support work
  3. Preferred Qualifications: Current master degree seeking library science student. Supervisory experience.

Send Faculty Application, cover letter, and resume/CV to libraryjob@ju.edu. 

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Resource Faculty/Reference and Instruction Librarian, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Job Function: (status: exempt)           

The Reference and Instruction Librarian works in a team-based environment with the other Librarians, providing leadership for system-wide, technology-based services, initiatives and projects. The Reference and Instruction Librarian position also coordinates library outreach and Library Liaison Programing initiatives.

 

Description of Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops library outreach programing in support of student engagement and retention through orientations, JU101, campus events, and CTL. Conducts faculty outreach activities and coordinates the library liaison program.
  • Expands and strengthens the Library's teaching role and educational impact by collaborating with faculty and staff in effectively identifying and using information. Designs instructional content in support of changing programs and curriculums in a variety of formats and for multiple platforms (BISK and Blackboard). Keeps current on all databases and university curriculum.
  • Responsible for collecting statistics on reference activity and reports. Assesses the outcomes of programs and services.
  • Actively leads the library liaison program for selected divisions for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and undertake special projects. Communicates and solicits input from faculty and reviews course reserves. 
  • Designs, deploys, and maintains library LibGuides and links to online journals and database subscriptions and Internet resources. Works with other librarians to develop intuitive, user-friendly library web pages and social media content.
  • Develops monthly trainings for librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in an active library instruction program; develops appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty teaching objectives.
  • Responsible for creating and revising policies for traditional reference, scheduled individual consultations, chat reference and roving reference. Schedules and takes part reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians.
  • Administrates OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and all related services, knowledgebase, acquisitions, vendors, and configurations. Troubleshoots for system problems. Trains librarians, library support staff, and others.
  • Manage the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of the library's reference collections and electronic resources. Maintain, monitor and update entries in knowledgebase, link resolver, and EZproxy administration.
  • Notifies Information Technology Help Desk of equipment and network problems; performs repairs and maintenance within scope of personal knowledge, training, and experience.
  • Keeps current with advances in technology.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library

Special Skills:

  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft applications; customer service oriented; teaching skills; thoroughness and skilled with the attention to details; good writing skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers, JU community and job duties.

Work Conditions:

  • Primarily indoor office environment.
  • Standard Library coverage hours.
  • Some night or weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines.
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen.
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position:

  1. Minimum Education Requirement: Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; advanced knowledge of computers and software.
  2. Minimum Work Experience: This is an entry-level academic library position. Applicants must have experience working with computer applications and operating systems, including installation and troubleshooting in a networked environment.
  3. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, use of technology, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations. Two years' professional experience preferably in a college or university setting with classroom teaching and outreach.

Send Faculty Application, cover letter, and resume/CV to libraryjob@ju.edu. 

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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: 15

Description: The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow, Harvard's open-access repository. 

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open-access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 38,000 works (and counting) that are freely available to the world. 

The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over. 

Primary duties include: 

  • Conduct bibliographic research 
  • Outreach to publishers and DASH authors
  • Troubleshoot DASH records
  • Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows
  • Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry
  • Participate in office hours and trainings 


Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks 


Schedule: 

  • 10hr/week maximum 
  • Flexible schedule (work independently)
  • 2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule
  • Incumbent to begin on or around September 25th, 2017

Application Instructions:

Send resume and brief cover letter to: 

Colin B Lukens 
Repository Manager 
Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication 

colin_lukens@harvard.edu 
https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ 

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Visual Resources Assistant, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Visual Resources Assistant is a part-time, non-exempt position of up to 15 hours per week providing support to the Visual Resources Librarian in the Visual Resources Library. This position reports to the Visual Resources Librarian.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Scanning images using flat-bed scanners
  • Manipulating scanned digital images (adjusting, cropping, and repairing) in Photoshop
  • Participating in researching images using databases in our main library
  • Assist with cataloging images using FileMaker
  • Managing images in Artstor
  • Assist with creating or adding information to library research guides for the Visual Resources Library
  • Detailed repetitive work checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paper work

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members which is inclusive of all staff.

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

Qualifications

  • Interest and/or background in art and/or architectural history preferred
  • Basic to intermediate skills using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic to intermediate writing skills
  • Basic research skills
  • Enjoy working as a part of a small team
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Interest and/or background in photography is helpful but not a necessity
  • Visual resources and/or library experience is helpful but not a necessity
  • Interest in cataloging images

Requirements

  • Able to overlap work schedule with the Visual Resources Librarian's schedule.
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule.
  • Speak clearly and understand spoken communication.

Submit resume and cover letter as one document for Visual Resources Assistant

Full description here.

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Librarian, CATS Academy, Boston, MA

Job Overview

The school librarian will provide professional leadership for the school's new Learning Commons: building a collaborative, responsive, and dynamic learning environment that supports a community of active and engaged learners. The librarian will work to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. As an instructional partner, the librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources.

Note:  The position will be at our new campus location at 2001 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184 

Main Responsibilities

Administration

  • preparing, justifying, and administering the library budget to support specific program goals
  • administrating a Library Management System (LMS) for the school: incorporating MARC records for both physical and online resources and ensuring appropriate resources are available when needed
  • providing leadership for the Learning Commons: building a collaborative, responsive and dynamic learning environment that supports a community of engaged learners

Information Specialist

  • developing and maintaining a collection of resources, both print and online, that are appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services
  • assisting the school community with their 
understanding and observance of copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Teacher

  • guiding students in reading for understanding,  exposure to a diversity of viewpoints, and for pleasure
  • providing instruction in research skills and organizational strategies for  students to become literate and ethical users of information
  • engaging students in the process of building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • encouraging students to work with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • Other duties as assigned by line manager(s)/administration.                

Education

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS) from a college/university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school library media specialist and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.

Experience

  • At least two years' experience in academia as a teacher or librarian.
  • Work in a multi-cultural/international environment.

 Skills

  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team
  • Adaptability, initiative, and flexibility
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Customer service orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with internal and external constituents
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written); excellent grammar and punctuation
  • Integrity; good judgment and decision-making abilities, problem-solving skills, and organizational and planning skills
  • Reliability and confidentiality
  • Skilled at information gathering and data management (student and college records)

Behaviors

  • Enthusiasm for the mission and goals of the school library
  • Models the activities and attitudes of a life-long learner
  • Adapts to the needs of the specific situation
  • Acts on her/his own initiative within defined and acceptable parameters.
  • Acts rationally and maturely without undue bias or reliance on emotional responses.
  • Assumes responsibility and ownership for work issues and problems of a primary operational nature
  • Has a positive impact on student and staff
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances
  • Projects appropriate professional image
  • Punctual
  • Speaks clearly, sensitively, and persuasively when interacting with stakeholders
  • Supports the aims, objectives, goals, ethos, and mission of the Academy
  • Establishes team direction and responsibilities for achievement of Academy objectives
  • Is proactive rather than reactive in approach, and can act on her/his own initiative
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for work issues and problems of a primary operational nature

Compensation/Contract Term

  • The librarian's contract term is 10-months (academic year), with a 3-4day/week (part-time) schedule.
  • All other terms of the teachers' contract are in effect.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

 

            Ms. Anne Reenstierna

            Dean of Faculty & Academics

            areenstierna@catsboston.com

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Circulation Librarian, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

Circulation Librarian

Part-time, academic year position at The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA (grades 7 - 12), starting in late September 2017.

 

Responsibilities:

Manage circulation; maintain records of periodicals; process new material; order office supplies and file invoices. Welcome and assist students in finding items and using website resources. Create displays and update new acquisitions page on website. Oversee use of printer and advise students on computer functions.

 

Qualifications:

BA degree and some courses in library graduate program. Strong public service skills and ability to work in team environment. Enjoyment of working with teenagers in active, lively library. Thorough knowledge of computers, software, and the latest media applications.

 

Additional Information:

This paraprofessional position is for 25 hours a week, on average, and essentially during the mornings, with an additional 5 Saturday mornings and 5 Sunday afternoons from October - May.  Some flexibility is possible.  It is ideally suited for one in the process of earning an MLS who would like to gain valuable work experience, and it will provide the opportunity for growth in the area of one's interest.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to Mary Paige, Library Director, at mpaige@williston.com

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Public Library Director, John Keister & Associates, Park Ridge, IL

Library Director: Park Ridge, IL (Chicago area)
The Board of Trustees of Park Ridge Public Library seeks a visionary leader to serve as its next Library Director. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to move the library forward and reinvigorate its role in the community.
The City of Park Ridge is located in the north suburbs of Chicago, an easy commute to both the Loop and O'Hare Airport. This is a lively and engaged community that enjoys an active business district, plentiful cultural attractions and entertainment options, and excellent schools. 
  
For more information on the library and Park Ridge, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/parkridge/

Please contact us with any questions.

John Keister & Associates 
Executive Search for Libraries
Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience.

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Serials & Metadata Specialist, KNF&T, Boston, MA

An employee oriented Boston based law firm has a need for a Serials and Metadata Specialist for the Library Services Department. In this role, you will report to the Director of Library Services and will be responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. You will implement and monitor all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles. Apply today!

Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cmFyY2FuZC4wNzEzOS4zODkyQGtuZnRzdGFmZmluZ3Jlc291cmNlcy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20


Responsibilities for the Serials and Metadata Specialist:

  • Implement and administer the library management system
  • Manage, coordinate, and maintain all modules used by the library, and implement new products and services
  • Maintain library website, coordinate website development, implement and create new web services and applications, and continue the integration of library website and the online catalog
  • Maintain and troubleshoot other library systems, software, and services--e. g., Bloomberg Law
  • Assist IT with the implementation and rollout of new resources; edit and curate library page, research links, and practice area pages on Intranet
  • Participate in continuing electronic resources management, including 1) identifying materials as they migrate from print to electronic format, and 2) resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and databases
  • Monitor and evaluate technological innovations and makes recommendations regarding the library's adoption of these innovations and its use of technology
  • Prepare orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires' start dates
  • Order, process, and distribute office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle
  • Maintain subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system
  • Research and resolve vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions
  • Claim missing and delayed shipments when needed
  • Participate in professional associations for personal development
  • Participate in library-wide work, projects, and problem solving, as assigned
  • Act as backup to the Research Services department


Requirements for the Serials and Metadata Specialist:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an accredited program required
  • Experience with automated serials control, electronic resource management systems, library knowledge bases, discovery tools, OCLC, Library of Congress classification schedules, AACR2, RDA, and MARC
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, digital archive solutions such as LOCKSS and Portico
  • Proficiency in the use of ILS applications, preferably experience in implementing one
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

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Intern, Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service, Boston, MA

When: Beginning September 2017, $15.00 per hour (part or full time)

The Northeast Museum Services Center of the National Park Service, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, seeks a paid intern to develop Integrated Pest Management plans for National Park Service sites in the Northeast Region.

The intern will also assist in the development of other long-range preservation planning documents such as collections management plans, scope of collection statements and storage plans. The intern will work under the direction of Northeast Museum Services Center staff and in close coordination with park staff. The intern should be able to work independently, be familiar with current approved preservation practices and have strong writing and communication skills. Some travel is required.

Please send resume to: teri_deyoung@nps.gov

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Photo Archives Assistant, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Job Summary
Photo Archives Assistant provides support to the Photo Archives Manager for all of the core functions of the department.

Primary Job Functions

  • Assists the Photo Archives Manager in the care, management, and description of photographic collections.
  • Accessions and processes new acquisitions.
  • Provides access to the photograph collection through the creation and maintenance of inventories, finding aids, and catalog records in accordance with professional standards (AACR2/RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD), using the institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
  • Researches provenance and conducts historical reviews of photographs in the collection.
  • Houses collections in appropriate enclosures. Assists in the maintenance of the stacks and other storage areas.
  • Digitizes photographic collections in accordance with established standards.
  • Contributes to the institution's outreach efforts by providing images and content for exhibits, online and printed publications, the website, and social media sites.
  • Responds to image research and reproduction requests assigned by the Coordinator of Rights & Reproductions.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Secondary Job Functions

  • Assists with exhibitions curated by the Photo Archive Manager.
  • Serves as event staff at Hall of Fame's Induction and Classic weekends, and other events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Education
Bachelor's degree in humanities, arts or social sciences. Master's library/information science, with a concentration in archives

Experience
1-3 years' experience in working with collections in a museum, archive or library.

Abilities
Knowledge of basic photographic collections management practices. Ability to work with collections databases, cataloging software, and Photoshop. Familiarity with professional metadata standards (AACR2/RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD). Knowledge of and passion for baseball and baseball history preferred.

Physical Demands
Requires excellent eyesight with or without corrective lens. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Some bending and lifting.

Typical Equipment Used
Computers, scanners, photograph printers, and other typical office equipment.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to hofhr@baseballhall.org

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Public Library Director, Waukegan Public Library, Waukegan, IL

Library Director: Waukegan, IL (Chicago area)
The Board of Trustees of Waukegan Public Library seeks a strong and dedicated leader to serve as Library Director.
The City of Waukegan is a very diverse community of about 89,000 people, located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee. The library plays a huge role in the community, including coordinating literacy efforts for all of Lake County, IL. Among its numerous awards, Waukegan Public Library won a 2013 National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in recognition of its impact on the community.

This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to guide the library as it continues its commitment to moving the community forward. 
  
For more information on Waukegan and the library, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/waukegan/

Please contact us with any questions. 

John Keister & Associates 
Executive Search for Libraries
Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience.

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Special Collections Assistant, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

The Jones Library seeks a detail-oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic Assistant for their Special Collections department. This is a partially benefitted, part-time position (between 8-19 hours a week, schedule to be determined) with a starting salary of $12.81 per hour. Must be able to work Saturdays. 
 
Job Summary - Library Technician, Special Collections
Provides friendly, courteous public service and assists the public in the use of Special Collections resources. Performs a variety of specialized clerical tasks, applying knowledge of Special Collections and Library operations. 
 
Major Duties

  • Provides customer service, giving basic information and directions.  Answers questions on the use of Special Collections and available services as well as basic inquiries related to local history, genealogy, and Amherst authors.
  • Monitors use of collections by the public to ensure security and preservation. Ensures researchers comply with the department's policies and procedures.
  • Pages requested materials and sorts materials after use.
  • Assists in the preparation of displays, exhibits, and flyers.  May be asked to assist with programming and events.
  • Scans photographs and documents and creates the metadata associated with the digital images.
  • Assists with processing of collections for archival storage and use. Produces catalog cards and indices for collection materials. Performs duties associated with classifying, and cataloging books and other materials.  


This position works under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections.

Desired Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing; General knowledge or interest in history; Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; Ability to pay close attention to detail; Some knowledge of library practices and procedures. Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly, courteous manner; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Reliable work habits; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and staff; Ability to work with all ages and types of people.

Closing date: September 30, 2017

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, completed Town of Amherst employment application (download and print: http://amherstma.gov/jobs.aspx) and a list of three professional references to Cynthia Harbeson, Head of Special Collections, The Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

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Public Library Director, Freeport Public Library, Freeport, IL

Library Director: Freeport, Illinois (near Rockford, IL)
The Board of Trustees of Freeport Public Library seeks a Library Director who will lead the library with passion and enthusiasm.
The City of Freeport is located in north central Illinois, within an easy drive from several major urban centers including Madison, Wisconsin; Dubuque, Iowa; and Rockford, Illinois. Home to more than 25,000 people, the city has a diverse business economy plus a big commitment to remaining a vibrant and relevant place to live, work, and play. The beautiful library is located in the center of the city and is vital to the life of the community.

The Directorship is an excellent opportunity for a leader who embraces the role of the library in the community and is dedicated to its success. 
  
For more information on the library and Freeport, and to apply for the position, please visit www.johnkeister.com/freeport/

Please contact us with any questions. 

John Keister & Associates 
Executive Search for Libraries
Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience.

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Library Media Specialist/Technology Integration Coach, Greenwood-Walton Library, Wakefield, MA

SALARY: Per Contract 

QUALIFICATION: Mass DESE Certification in Library media

CLOSING  DATE: Open until filled

STARTING  DATE: September 1, 2017

RESUMES TO BE FORWARDED TO:

Deborah Collura, Principal

Greenwood Elementary School

1030 Main Street

Wakefield, MA 01880

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.

Resumes must be forwarded to:

Jeff Weiner
Technology Director
Wakefield Public Schools
60 Farm St.
Wakefield, MA 01880

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Adult Services Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a full-time Adult Services Librarian for its Public Library to provide skilled professional work providing various types of support to library patrons and in the daily operations of the Library.

Apply here

This position works one (1) evening per week and is added to the regular Saturday rotation for staffing the reference desk (7 hours every 3-5 weeks). 

Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Adult Services Librarian will exercise a high degree of judgement and initiative in the planning, administration, and execution of the Adult Services Department. This includes daily contact with patrons, staff, other Town departments, boards, government and agencies, as required. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages Adult Services, providing reference services to the public; answers reference and reader's advisory questions and researches or guides patron research on difficult and complex questions.
  • Answers specific research questions and assists patrons with acquiring the necessary resource materials and using appropriate technology. Assists patrons with the use of the library's historical and archival collections.
  • Plans, promotes and coordinates library and Friends of the Library sponsored events.
  • Communicates with presenters and co-sponsors; publicizes events on social media; sends information to local contacts/groups and media; sends email newsletters about events; sets up and cleans up rooms; introduces presenters and ensures events run smoothly.
  • Serves as liaison to Town IT department and library consortium, will troubleshoot if appropriate. Updates and troubleshoots computers. Researches and provide recommendations about new technology to purchase for the library. Teaches/trains staff about technology and software. Provides informal technology instruction and assistance to patrons.
  • Provides support to the Director in completion of tasks, including coordinating reports, general correspondence, and the organization and preparation necessary for meetings.
  • Responsible for collection development and assessment of materials for the library's adult collections. With input from the staff, selects and orders fiction and non-fiction books and movies for the library's adult collection; chooses downloadable eBooks and audiobooks; evaluates reference and adult nonfiction collections for weeding; evaluates and selects periodical subscriptions.
  • Monitors and maintains social media accounts; responsible for monthly electronic newsletters.
  • Evaluates and prioritizes the needs of the library's adult services on a regular basis and reports on adult services department to the Library Director. Initiates new procedures or recommends new technologies to improve the administration of work unit and library services generally.
  • Receives complaints or special requests from library users and makes every effort to follow through in response to them.
  • Sustains contact with civic organizations and groups, promoting library programs and services to the community. Develops public relations materials for distribution in library, online and through media.
  • Recruits and handles intake for potential volunteers; schedules and trains volunteers; performs light supervision of volunteers including checking in with staff about volunteer performance.
  • Prepares and manages desk schedules. Informs staff of assignments for scheduled shifts on public service desks; arranges for staff coverage.
  • Fulfills Director's responsibilities in his/her absence. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program and two to four years progressively responsible library experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge of:  the principles and practices of professional library work; and thorough knowledge of the management and organization of library operations including collection development and administration. Knowledge of basic reference sources and research techniques. Working knowledge of technology and appropriate library applications.

Ability to:  communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences including public officials and the general public; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; maintain knowledge and skill in utilizing software programs; recognize Library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.

Skill:  organizational, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, resourcefulness and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser and library software. 

HIRING RANGE:

$21.81 to $26.21 per hour depending on qualifications; Full salary range up to $30.62 per hour.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 80 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Substitute Reference Librarians, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton seeks 2 (two) Per Diem Substitute Reference Librariansfor its Public Library. 

This is a great opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic individual with a flexible schedule to provide public library reference service on an on-call or as-needed basis. This individual will also be added to our regular Saturday rotation for staffing the reference desk (7 hours every 3 - 5 weeks).

Under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian, this position will be a substitute librarian to cover the reference desk as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program or students close to completion of MLS.  
  • One or more years of reference desk experience in a public library .
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.
  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers and other technology.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience in using an automated library system Preferred. 

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $23.83 per hour, depending on qualifications. 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 80 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


Apply here.

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Call for Papers: CfP ACM JDIQ, Reproducibility in Information Retrieval

Special issue on Reproducibility in Information Retrieval
Extended Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017

ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (ACM JDIQ)
http://jdiq.acm.org/


** Guest editors **

Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy, ferro@dei.unipd.it
Norbert Fuhr, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, norbert.fuhr@uni-due.de
Andreas Rauber, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, rauber@ifs.tuwien.ac.at


** Aim **

Information Retrieval is a discipline that has been strongly rooted in experimentation since its inception. Experimental evaluation has always been a strong driver for IR research and innovation, and these activities have been shaped by large scale evaluation campaigns such as TREC, CLEF, NTCIR and FIRE.

IR systems are getting more and more complex. They need to cross language and media barriers; they span from unstructured, to semi-structured to highly structured data; and they are faced with diverse and complex user information needs, search tasks, and societal challenges. As a consequence, evaluation and experimentation, which has remained a fundamental element, has in turn become increasingly sophisticated and challenging.

In this context, repeatability, reproducibility, and generalizability of experiments and results cannot be taken for granted. Indeed we need to emphasize these aspects as  key requirements, if we wish to continue to reliably and durably advance research and technology in the field. In turn, we need to actively pursue them as a core part of our experimental methodology and practice.

In this special issue of JDIQ, we aspire to provide an overview of innovative research at the intersection of information retrieval and data quality, from theory to practice, with a focus on challenges, solutions, and experiences in reproducibility of IR experimental results.


** Topics **

Specific topics within the scope of the call include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Analysis of reproducibility challenges in system-oriented evaluation.
- Analysis of reproducibility challenges in user-oriented evaluation.
- General reproducibility frameworks for IR.
- Lessons learned in reproducing third-party experiments.
- Reproducibility of query results.
- Reproducibility challenges on private or proprietary data.
- Reproducibility challenges on ephemeral data, like streaming data, tweets, etc.
- Reproducibility challenges on online experiments, e.g., A/B testing.
- Reproducibility in evaluation campaigns.
- Evaluation infrastructures and Evaluation as a Service (EaaS).
- Experiment data management, data curation, and data quality.
- Data models, semantic or not, for IR experimental data.
- Reproducible experimental workflows: tools and experiences.
- Quality of IR experimental data.
- Data Citation: citing experimental data, dynamic data sets, samples, and statistical analyses.


** Expected contributions **

We welcome the following two types of contributions:
- Research manuscripts reporting mature results [25+ pages].
- Experience papers that report on lessons learned from addressing specific issues towards improved quality and reproducibility of experimental results [12+ pages plus an optional appendix].

If this is an extension of prior published work, then submitted manuscripts must contain at least 30% new material, and the significant new contributions must be clearly identified in the introduction.

Submission guidelines with Latex (preferred) or Word templates are available here: http://jdiq.acm.org/authors.cfm#subm


** Important dates **

- Initial submission:                   Friday October 6, 2017
- First review:                                 Thursday December 7, 2017
- Revised manuscripts:                  Friday March 9, 2018
- Second review:                        Friday May 11, 2018
- Camera-ready manuscripts:     Friday July 13, 2018
- Publication:                          Late October 2018

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Call for Papers: School Libraries Worldwide, Volume 24, Number 1 (January 2018)

School Libraries Worldwide welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are especially interested in research that documents school librarianship in a wide range of cultures, geographic locations, and/or diversities.

For the January 2018 issue, School Libraries Worldwide's editors are especially interested in papers in which standards are an aspect of the research. With the release of the IFLA Standards for School Libraries (2015) and the AASL National School Library Standards (November 2017), standards are a timely and central topic in school librarianship/teacher librarianship. In developing and established school library communities, standards function as codified expressions of organizational culture that guide decision-making, functional activities, and professional work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • National and local curriculum standards for learners;
  • Professional standards for school librarians/teacher librarians;
  • Standards for school library facilities;
  • Accreditation of school librarian/teacher librarian preparation programs;
  • Accreditation of schools and libraries; and
  • Codes of conduct and ethics.

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 15, 2017.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis (mmardis@fsu.edu) and Nancy Everhart (everhart@fsu.edu).

Submission guidelines are available online at: 
http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/contributors.html

Note that all submissions must take place through the online submission system at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. Peer reviewed and refereed, it is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through many leading periodical databases. Selected public access articles are available at http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/public.html

School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards. 

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:
Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Information 
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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Patron Services Assistant, Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Date Written:                         September 5, 2017

Library Unit:                          Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document

Delivery)

Immediate Supervisor:            Patron Services Librarian

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each): 

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean up projects. 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. 

Position Requirements:

Education:                  Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required. 

Experience:                 Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: 

Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use. 

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority:

Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions: 

The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving. 

Hours: A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked on-site in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

Compensation:  $15 per hour 

Contact:                      Submit letter of interest and resume to:

                                    Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

                                    Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1500

Fax (617) 523-2458

e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com 

This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.

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

The Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant provides support for the ongoing development of the Harvard Law School Library's faculty bibliography and its current migration into Symplectic Elements. Workflow tasks include researching faculty publications, analyzing sources and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy, formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook, and adding other appropriate metadata fields to faculty publications within Elements. The position also includes assisting the Scholarly Communications Librarian with publicity and outreach for the Law Library's faculty book talk series and research support for a WordPress blog. This is a pre-professional position for a student who is interested in working in an academic law library.
This is a part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position. Salary is $12.50 per hour with no benefits. 
Requirements:
  • Current MSLIS student.
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards.
  • Strong background or experience in law and legal research.
  • Experience with Legal Bluebook citation formatting.
  • Proficiency with computer systems.  Must be able to quickly learn new technology/applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in a library office setting.
  • Must be reliable and able to set consistent work hours between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
To Apply:
Please send a resume as a PDF and a cover letter to June Casey: jucasey@law.harvard.edu
Include the contact information for three professional references.  In your email, please:
  • List the days of the week/times that you are available to work during the fall semester.
  • List the LIS courses that you will have completed by the end of the current semester.
  • Indicate your expected graduation date.

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Sales Manager, De Gruyter Open, London, England

De Gruyter Open (www.degruyteropen.comis one of the world's leading companies providing professional publishing services to the academic market. The company is owned by De Gruyter (www.degruyter.com), an academic publishing house based in Berlin, Germany. The company's portfolio features more than 1100 academic journals, 35 databases, and 60,000 books, with more than 850 titles added to the platform each year. 

We are currently seeking a full-time: 

Sales Manager (United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia) 

The Sales Manager will work under the Head of Sales and will be responsible for generating new sales of publishing services to societies (including learned societies, universities, research institutes, academies of science, conference organizers). The Sales Manager will also assist the Head of Sales to formulate and implement the company's sales strategies across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. 

The responsibilities include the following:

  • Presentation and sale of publishing services to societies
  • Organization of promotional events and meetings with potential customers
  • Management of customer relationships in order to generate new business opportunities
  • Building and updating databases of potential customers
  • Sales and business reporting to supervisor 

The applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • A university degree
  • Sales experience (documented)
  • A motivated, results-oriented personality
  • Strong interpersonal skills for successful interaction with customers
  • Native or nearly native English
  • Any Scandinavian language is not required, but would be a plus
  • Ability and desire to travel extensively (35%-40%) and to work from home office
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Driving license, candidates need to frequently travel to visit customers

The successful candidate will ideally have 2 or more years of sales experience in one or more of the following sectors:

  • Software as a service (SAAS)
  • Higher education
  • Publishing

Ideally the candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience selling to the UK academic market. 

We offer:

  • Work in international environment
  • Salary: OTE Salary band: £35k - £45k
  • Laptop and mobile. 

Applicants must be based in England, preferably in or near London.

Apply here.

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

Substitute Reference Librarian Position

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy required. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. $22.94/hr. to start. AA/EOE.

Resumes received by October 11, 2017 will receive priority.

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

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Library Associate, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

The C/W MARS library network in Worcester, MA, is seeking a part time library support position to provide customer service over the phone, in-person, via email and our online help desk ticketing system. C/W MARS provides technical support to over 150 member libraries in central and western Massachusetts. This is a 20 hour/week part time benefited position.

Requirements 

Ability to work Monday through Friday from 2pm - 6pm

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide general support in using the Integrated Library System (ILS) for all functional areas
  • Provide front-line support for all C/W MARS supported products and services such as Commonwealth Catalog and e-resources
  • Answer phone calls and respond to email and help desk tickets
  • Troubleshoot reported issues and work with central site staff to find resolutions
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Two years experience working in libraries
  • Experience using integrated library systems (ILS). Evergreen ILS experience is highly desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven customer support skills and the ability to work independently and with a team
  • Comfortable using office productivity software, particularly Google Applications (Docs, Sheets, etc.)
  • Knowledge of help desk ticketing software helpful

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

starting salary $20/hour

Closing Date

open until filled

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to resume@cwmars.org

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Public Programs Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

Plimoth Plantation is looking for dynamic, team-oriented interns passionate about public history, museum education, museum studies, primary or secondary education, social studies, Native American studies, or anthropology to assist with the planning and execution of public programs at one of the Nation's premier living museums. This internship is ideal for students looking to engage regularly with Museum guests and experience first-hand how public programs are developed, planned, and executed in our unique museum setting.

Plimoth Plantation offers a variety of public programs throughout the season, including special events, large festivals, holiday programs, our popular lunchtime lecture series, and the new Plimoth After Dark evening series. The Public Programs Intern will assist the Public Programs Manager and Director of Museum Programs & School Services with all aspects of program planning and facilitation including attending planning meetings, preparing materials, assisting with day-of program needs, and participating in the program evaluation. The Public Programs Intern will also assist the Public Programs Manager in evaluating the Museum's current list of public programs and in brainstorming new ones in preparation for the 2018 season. Guided by the Public Programs Manager, the intern will use their observations and evaluations to conduct content research and draft a program proposal for the 2018 season.  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop content and resources for Fall and Winter programs including Plymouth Bay Arts Festival, Archaeology Month, and Plimoth in December.
  • Assist with all aspects of facilitating public programs including materials preparation, working with a variety of museum audiences, and program evaluation
  • Participate in program evaluation projects guided by the Director of Museum Programs & School Services and the Public Programs Manager

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in engaging museum guests in new and innovative ways, as well as early American history, Native culture and history, anthropology, material culture, social studies, and/or museum education, have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, the ability to take direction and work independently, a willingness to work as part of a team, and the physical ability to perform light-to-moderate lifting and work in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Evening or weekend work may be required. 

For more information, email interns@plimoth.org or visit www.plimoth.org/internships

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Director, Portsmouth400, Portsmouth Historical Society, Portsmouth, NH

Director, Portsmouth400. This full-time, year round position is part of the staff of Portsmouth Historical Society (PHS), a fast paced nonprofit which operates Discover Portsmouth - a multi-program museum/ welcome center - and the John Paul Jones House, a national historic landmark. The position has oversight of Portsmouth 400, an inclusive celebration of the diverse and dramatic evolution of New Hampshire's only seaport, a celebration that will layer in programs and events leading up to 2023 and beyond. (The contract between PHS and the City of Portsmouth runs from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2024.)

This leadership position will be the main point of contact for Portsmouth400, responding to both media and community members and institutions pitching ideas for participation in the program. The director will be deeply involved in fundraising, accounting, volunteer management, event planning, operations, and marketing and will be supported by key staff at PHS. This individual, with an office at Discover Portsmouth, reports to the PHS Executive Director; facilitates/acts as liaison to the Steering Committee for the Portsmouth400, a committee of the PHS board of trustees; coordinates activities with City staff, oversees communications with and reports to the City of Portsmouth.

Send cover and resume to resumes@portsmouthhistory.org by 9/18/17.

 

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Library Specialist, Research & Instruction Services, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

The McKillop Library team is seeking a new member! The part-time, evening Library Specialist, Research & Instruction Services is responsible for providing research assistance to library users, providing support to the librarians, and management of the research & instruction department during hours when librarians are not available. The reference assistant works independently under the guidance of the assistant director of research and instruction (currently vacant, library director serving in place). 

Come be a part of our growing team gain excellent professional experience! MLIS not required, but a reference class or reference experience is necessary.

Apply now: 

https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88951

 

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Cataloging Assistant, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Cataloging Librarian (MSCA Associate Librarian)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise subordinate staff and student employees

General Statement of Duties: The Librarian Assistant III, Cataloging Assistant performs copy cataloging based on current standards, resolves cataloging problems, and maintains the online catalog. The Cataloging Assistant provides Access Services including circulation, interlibrary loan, and course reserves services.

For more information, see this link.

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Assistant Professors, University of Kentucky School of Information Science, Lexington, KY

Assistant Professor in Information Communication Technology-FE01128

The School of Information Science is currently seeking an Assistant Professor for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintenance of personal research program, participation in professional activities, and serving on university committees. This faculty appointment, housed within a Regular Title series, will be part of a program offering both undergraduate and graduate (Master's) degrees in ICT and a graduate certificate in instructional communication, housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis/ ), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Teaching and research responsibilities include one or more areas in instructional communication, information communication technology such as social computing, social informatics, information studies, information science, and new and emerging technologies. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in basic course administration and teaching assistant coordination, as well as an interest in training and instruction in applied settings.

Faculty positions are for nine months with possible opportunities for summer teaching. Salaries are competitive with those in other disciplines, and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF, employer funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/.

Required education: Requires an earned doctorate (or ABD status) in information communication technology, instructional communication, learning technologies, educational technologies, information science, informatics, or a related field.

Reviews of applications will begin on October 15th. To apply, submit applications at the link below, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and research statement. Please also include contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/157576

For information on the second Assistant Professor in Information Communication Technology position, see this link.

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Library Assistant, Edith M. Fox Library, Arlington, MA

Definition 

  • Performs administrative, direct service, and other support duties pertaining to the circulation activities of the library; all other related work, as required.

Supervision

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Fox Branch Librarian, in accordance with established methods and procedures.
  • Most work is planned and arranged by the supervisor; assignments are completed according to established procedures and departmental policies and standards. 

Work Environment

  • Work is performed under typical library conditions; the workload is subject to seasonal and other fluctuations; regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.
  • The employee operates standard office and library equipment.
  • The employee has ongoing contact with library patrons, town employees and school personnel. Contact is in person, as well as by telephone and in writing.
  • The employee has access to confidential patron records. 
  • Errors are easily detected and corrected, but could result in delay of service, monetary loss or legal repercussions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

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. 

  • Attends the circulation desk, using the automated circulation system to check out, renew and check in library materials and register new patrons; collects and processes overdue and other fines; processes and sorts returned materials; collects money for the Friends of the Robbins Library, including book sale and other projects.
  • Responds to requests for information pertaining to basic library procedures; receives orders for reserve books and schedules museum pass reservations, in person and on the telephone; answers the telephone, transfers calls, takes and relays messages. 
  • Maintains patron registration file; performs data entry for complete borrower information and maintains paper files.
  • Processes reserve book requests; determines availability, searches shelves, places holds, notifies patrons and prepares holds for patron pick up; processes network transfer requests on a daily basis for items requested by other libraries in the Minuteman Library Network; prints send-item list; searches shelves; routes items to appropriate library; edits hold of missing items to request from another library.
  • Performs required searches for overdue materials; sends out overdue notices and bills for missing materials and updates patron records; records and deposits fine money and lost material payments daily; maintains records of patrons with large amounts of overdue materials and pursues payment; prints weekly notices and bills. 
  • Processes periodicals, newspapers and other items and prepares periodicals and other items for circulation; maintains storage and weeds older periodicals; maintains books in order on shelves in assigned areas; assists in maintaining business services references. 
  • Sorts mail for various library departments; performs various support duties; checks records and prepares basic statistics; troubleshoots equipment and assists with minor maintenance.
  • Maintains new books collection by transferring books to regular collection, as needed; assists in preparing books for bindery and processes re-bound materials for circulation; may perform minor book repair work. 
  • May direct and monitor the activities of pages and/or volunteers in the absence of the Fox Branch Librarian. 
  • Performs similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates. 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma; one year of office or library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons. Ability to use computers.
  • Office and computer skills. Customer service skills. Verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirements

Minimal physical effort is required to perform most duties; some duties require moderate effort. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, use hands to operate equipment, climb, stoop, reach with hands and arms and move and push equipment. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine documents and use a computer. 

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.

Salary/Hours:

Seven hours per week, Saturdays (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.), September - June. Hourly rate: $17.53-$22.68. Any additional as-needed hours to be compensated at hourly rate.

Closing Date: Two weeks from posting, September 13th.

To apply:  Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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Intern Positions, Radical Lending Library, Brattleboro, VT

The Radical Lending Library is offering 3 unpaid  internships to qualified and enthusiastic undergraduate or graduate students. We are happy to work with your institution to develop evaluation criteria or grant credit as appropriate. Please feel free to pass the following information about these internships along to interested students.

To apply for the Fall internship cycle, please email a resume and letter of interest ASAP, to:
 
Dena Marger
dmarger@gmail.com

Dena Marger, MS-LIS, MA
for the Root Radical Lending Library
http://therootsjclibrary.weebly.com/

For more information, see this link.

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Circulation Assistant, Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Duties/ Description:

Hollis is a small close knit community, located just over the Massachusetts border in southern New Hampshire. This job is a great opportunity to work at a busy Circulation Desk helping patrons of all ages. Our Circulation Desk is the main point of contact for all patrons (children, teen & adults) coming into the library and our goal is to provide a positive experience for all patrons. This position reports to the Library Director but receives instruction and daily priorities from the Circulation & Adult Services Librarian.

Essential Duties

  • Perform customer service functions at the Circulation Desk, including check-out and check-in of library materials
  • Provide basic computer support for patrons using the library's computer stations
  • Create library signage and displays, as needed
  • Provide reference and readers' advisory services to patrons
  • Answer phones and assist library users
  • Perform related duties as assigned

This position involves a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures with a heavy concentration on patron services and the ability to create a positive library environment. A sense of humor and a commitment to customer service is a must. This position provides excellent on the job experience for anyone looking to work in a public library after completing their master's degree.

This job is a 9-16 hour a week position, including hours every third weekend. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings.

Qualifications:

High school graduate, with one year library or clerical experience working with the public. Must be detail oriented. Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when dealing with challenging patrons. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to learn Dewey Decimal system, automated circulation system, and library circulation policies and procedures. Flexibility to deal with multiple tasks and patrons simultaneously. Basic typing/computer skills, comfortable with latest technology. 

Salary: $9.39/hr

Closing date: 9/22/2017

Send: Send resume and cover letter to:

Hollis Social Library

P.O. Box 659

Hollis, NH 03049

Attn: Laura Klain, Director

            Or  E-mail: director@hollislibrary.org

Subject Heading: Circulation Assistant

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Intern, Library Sciences, Boston Planning & Development Agency, Boston, MA

SUMMARY: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY - FALL 2017 (UNPAID)

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Urban Design and his designees, support reorganization of the Director's office and archives, assist with its internal coordination, and compile comprehensive files on Development Review projects and related topics. Assist with public process and review sessions, participate in workshops, and assist with design review, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research.

Provide assistance on the following projects:

  • Organization and streamlining of Department
  • Corridor planning efforts
  • Feasibility analysis for infill commercial and residential development
  • TOD opportunity site analysis
  • Visualization studies

Note: This is an unpaid internship

QUALIFICATIONS:

Work requires master's degree level enrollment in architecture, urban design and planning, urban affairs or real estate, or library and information studies; candidates for a master's degree in urban design are preferred.  Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, administrative and multi-tasking skills, and the ability to work independently in a team setting. Candidates must have proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and familiarity with Google mail; proficiency with web-based (including web site) or related programs, including Adobe, is desirable.  

DATES OF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: September 2017 to December 2017

Fall Semester full- or part-time unpaid Internship (20-35 hours per week).  Flexible start and end dates; schedules open to discussion based on student and employer needs. Interns must be available to attend occasional evening review or community meetings.

Participants in the Internship Program should be an Undergraduate student, Graduate student or recent Graduate.

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Document Processing/Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Document Processing/Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties. Up to 17 hours a week at $11 an hour.  Times and days are generally flexible. 

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Media Specialist / Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover Public School, North Andover, MA

Essential Functions

Full-time (37.5 hours week) shared services librarian provides services to children, parents, teachers and caregivers in two environments, performing tasks requiring a broad knowledge of children's literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to children. Works with Stevens' librarians, NAPS library media specialists, and other library agencies to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. Actively participates in staff development, stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains professional memberships.

Works half-time in Stevens Memorial Library, the public library, assisting the Children's Services Librarian with all ages, but a focus on elementary school ages. Duties include: develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.; reference and readers' advisory services; promote the library's collections and electronic resources; and participate in collection development. Provide 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. 

Works half-time in one North Andover public elementary school (NAPS) (K-5 th grade) as its Media Specialist / School Librarian to foster a creative, flexible environment so the school library is an essential part of the learning community. Duties include: administer School Library Program (SLP); collaborate with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process; design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment using existing and emerging technology; develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community. Follow district and professional procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation and resource sharing in all formats.

Qualifications

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) / Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or in progress. Completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree or in progress. State-certified as a Library Media Specialist / School Librarian or in progress.

Experience: Experience in school media services; experience with Google Apps for Education preferred. Work experience in public library setting with children helpful.

Additional skills:

  • 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 the children.
  • 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 such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; familiarity with 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.
  • Experience in planning and presenting children's programs.

Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs), push book carts (up to 150 lbs), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:

Rate

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

Schedule: Hours split between the libraries, 18.75 hours / week over a 5-day (Monday - Friday) during the NAPS school year (September - June). Works full time in the Stevens Memorial Library July - August.

Deadline: To apply for position please email cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement.

The Town of North Andover is Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Intern, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library & Archives is a special library focused on Congregational and Early American Religious History. Our collections range from the 16th through the 20th century.

The Library is looking for an intern to assist with an on-going inventory of their collection for the fall semester. Duties will include handling fragile materials, assisting with preservation assessments, and data-entry. Attention to detail, experience with Excel, and knowledge of the organization of information required. Interest in rare books and special collections a plus. If interested, there will be opportunities to assist with displays, social media and other outreach projects. 

This position will be paid $11/hour for up to 10 hours/ week through the fall semester. Hours and times are flexible but must take place Monday-Friday, 9a-5p. 

Please send all inquiries to sbelmonte@14beacon.org

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Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Provo, UT

Come join the Science and Engineering Department at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library! 

As the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian, you will be involved with the latest research at Brigham Young University (BYU), working closely with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines including computer science, animation, physics, astronomy, and more. You'll collaborate with faculty across campus as you teach library sessions for a broad range of courses, and you will work hands-on with emerging technologies like virtual reality. 

This position is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) at BYU's Library. Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, both pension and retirement savings plans, 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.

BYU 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=65552&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017. 

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Senior Resource and Systems Specialist/Technical Services Librarian, Research Services, Boston, MA

The Senior Resource and Systems Specialist will serve the Firm by managing the access, and overall administration of the electronic resources and applications. This position requires an understanding of technology and resource and systems services within a large law firm.  This position will report to the Manager, Resources and Systems. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain use statistics for licensed electronic resources.
  • Understand content strengths and weaknesses along with statistics in order to make recommendations for additions and eliminations with the ability to set forth plans for implementation.
  • Work with other research services staff, IT and legal practice groups to ensure that relevant content is available, easy to access and use on the Firms intranet using SharePoint.  
  • Understand electronic cataloging systems and work closely with the Resource & Systems team.
  • Recommend and implement changes with technology to improve the department's efficiencies and workflow.
  • Work with multiple vendors to ensure we are receiving all technical benefits available and that we are aware of and implementing new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Work regularly with other research services staff in a highly collaborative and supportive environment and clearly explain and document for reference purposes, procedures needed to take advantage of electronic resources in the best way; this includes password generation, cost recovery reporting, document delivery and folder access, permissions and organization within Desksite.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLS or JD preferred.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a law firm environment required.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff.
  • Possess a "hands-on" tactical approach.
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Please Apply on our Career Site: https://www.mintz.com/careers/current-openings/detail/jobopening/408

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Information Services Librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Information Services Librarian / Part-Time Forbes Library

Forbes Library seeks a creative, dynamic, enthusiastic professional for a 20 hour per week Information Services position. Working independently, and reporting to the Information Services Coordinators, this librarian will provide excellent professional reference, readers' advisory, and technological assistance to patrons. Strong customer service, communication, and technological skills are required, as well as adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.

Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources. 

The Information Services Team comprises Reference, Arts & Music and Archives and has a staff of 8 full- and part-time members. The library is committed to providing excellent reference service, diverse programming and strong collections that include unique special collections. Forbes Library is open six days a week in a historic building. 

Complete job description: http://forbeslibrary.org/info/jobs/

Part time, benefited position Salary $18.12 to $23.05 per hour/Grade 8 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Information Services Search Committee, Forbes Library, via email at jobs@forbeslibrary.org -- Deadline to apply is September 18, 2017. 

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Research Institute Intern, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute, Cambridge, MA

Organization: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute (http://www.gold-foundation.org/)

Position: Research Institute Intern

About the Organization:
Founded in 1988, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with medical and nursing schools, and in hospitals and other professional settings across the U.S., to sustain the commitment of healthcare professionals to provide compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent patient care. Ninety-six percent of medical schools in the United States host at least one of the APGF's programs, and we are rapidly expanding our Gold Humanism Honor Society, which now boasts 153 medical and graduate school chapters and 22,000+ members.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute was established in 2012  to help accelerate discovery in humanism in healthcare, disseminate findings, and use those findings to make change.

About the Position:
The supervisor of this position is a special librarian with 14 years of experience in health research who is eager to mentor an enthusiastic MLIS candidate. The intern will work 5-10 hours per week to help find, organize and share information. Tasks will include:

  • Managing the Foundation's Twitter account by tweeting news about the Foundation's work, announcements of our grantees' publications, and replies to researchers in the field. We also hope to engage in an existing monthly Twitter chat or start one of our own.
  • Managing our database of over 350 grantees and their research projects
  • Helping to manage our database of research on humanism in healthcare
  • Gathering statistics demonstrating the impact of our work
  • Providing administrative help before and during our annual research symposium

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience using Twitter personally or professionally
  • Familiarity with WordPress

Location:  The Research Institute is located in Cambridge, MA. The majority of the day to day work can be done remotely. However, we would prefer an intern who could attend:

  • Weekly communication team conference calls from 10:30-11am on Tuesdays
  • Monthly in-person meetings on Wednesday in Cambridge
  • Annual research symposium in Chicago on May 20-22, 2018 (travel will be paid for)

Compensation: Quarterly payments of $1,250

To Apply: Please send the following materials to Brandy King, MLIS at bking@gold-foundation.org by September 12, 2017:

  1. Cover letter-- Please tell us how you would benefit from working in this position and how the Gold Foundation would benefit from hiring you in particular. In other words, why is this a good match?
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Links to personal or organizational Twitter feeds you have run

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Executive Director, CT Humanities, Middletown, CT

Search for an Executive Director at CT Humanities Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is seeking an Executive Director who will advance our mission of promoting intellectual curiosity, understanding, critical thinking and lifelong learning through partnerships, collaborative programming and grants.

Since 1974, the Connecticut Humanities Council Inc. has been the chief advocate in support of the state's museums and historical societies, promoting the need for scholarship and intellectual integrity. Public engagement with literature, specifically library-based reading programs, has been a core offering in our promotion of general literacy in Connecticut.

Please click here to view full profile and details on applying: https://cthumanities.org/about/employment/

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Instructional Design Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

Instructional Design Internship
Fall 2017

Credo is seeking a part-time Instructional Design Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team for the upcoming fall semester. We are flexible both in terms of schedule and location. 

Schedule: We are flexible with work schedule as long as those hours can be worked during normal business hours M-F 9-5 EST.

Location: Our office is based in Boston, but students from all U.S. locations will be considered since working remotely would be fine.

The Instructional Design Intern will contribute to planning and editing materials for educational objects including courseware lessons, video scripts, tutorials, assessments, and rubrics on a variety of topics related to information literacy, research skills, and critical thinking. These materials are geared primarily toward a higher ed audience with occasional K through 12 projects. Other responsibilities may include conducting research on topics such as best practices in instructional design for eLearning, standards in critical thinking, and information literacy education, to inform the creation of high quality, innovative content. The intern will work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of Instructional Services.

About the Internship:

  • You will edit and QA materials for courseware and client projects.
  • You will format content for lessons, assessments, study guides, and other learning objects in edX and elsewhere.
  • You will assist in performing inventory of courseware learning objects and identify outstanding items from contractors.
  • You will use tools such as Amazon Web Services, JIRA and Confluence, Salesforce, Google Drive, and others to complete tasks.
  • You will research topics related to eLearning, instructional design, ADA compliancy, and educational technology.
  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.
  • You will contribute to discussions about process improvement.

About You:

  • You are enrolled in a graduate program for instructional design, education (with a focus on eLearning), information science, instructional technology, or library science.
  • You have a passion for research, instruction and education, and electronic resources.
  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.
  • You have experience working with/in learning management systems, and basic HTML coding.
  • You can multitask and prioritize and have the ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting multiple deadlines.
  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions.
  • You are inquisitive, curious, and willing to learn.
Interested students should apply here.

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Library Assistant, Circulation Services, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

A Library Assistant performs circulation desk duties. Checks materials in and out, renews materials, collects and records fees and fines, issues library cards and enters patron data, answers main desk telephone, retrieves items for paging list (reserve requests), notifies patrons regarding reserve materials availability. Provides patron assistance and respond to questions and concerns. Sorts, distributes and processes materials from other libraries. Sorts and shelves materials. Strong customer service skills required. 

The Full Job Description for review can be found here:

http://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/belmontma/files/pages/library_asst_i_circulation_september_2017.pdf

This is a permanent part time position offering 8-12 hours per week as follows: 

Mondays: 5pm to 9pm / Wednesdays: 9am to 1pm & Sundays 1pm to 5pm from October 1st to May 31st

Qualifications

Requires a High school diploma with one year library experience or equivalent. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

NA

Salary

$16.34 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Resume with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont.ma.gov or fax 617-993-2471 by the closing date of September 18, 2017

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted

2017-08-28 |  Quick link to this job

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Head of Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Job Opening ID: 2018047

Rank: University Librarian III (UCP 9) or University Librarian IV (UCP 10)

Area: UConn Library, University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation 

The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders. In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library's scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library's conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library's unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers. 

The successful candidate will preferably have experience in an academic setting, but most importantly have experience leading an innovative and flexible archival, cultural heritage, or memory organization or unit that makes use of current and emerging technologies in the service of organizational goals and to further the knowledge and understanding of the profession as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, vision, and innovation for Archives & Special Collections, actively advances and adapts to forward progress towards the Area's and Library's strategic goals.
  • Directs, plans, and communicates Archives & Special Collections efforts with a focus on:
  • Innovative public outreach and services to students, scholars, and citizens;
  • Technical and operational workflows designed to increase efficiency and automation in processing unique collections in all formats;
  • Developing and stewarding existing collections and identifying and pursuing new collections that reflect and support the institutional mission;
  • Pursuing funds necessary to support programs and collections through donor cultivation and support, grant writing, and collaborative projects.
  • Determines Unit priorities and directs annual goal setting for Archives & Special Collections; ensures coordination and alignment of individual and Unit goals to Area, Library, and University priorities, services, and initiatives.
  • Serves as primary resource for other Library units, University offices, academic departments, and outside agencies regarding Archives & Special Collections' services and procedures.

Shared Expectations for Staff Supervisors

  • Assigns, oversees, reviews, and evaluates work of direct reports. Establishes work schedule(s) and approve timecard(s).  Maintains supervisory files.
  • Promotes inclusivity and is communicative about priorities, opportunities, and challenges.  Encourages new thinking and ideas and actively fosters open communication.
  • Follows the Performance Management Guidelines as outlined by the Library's Office of the Vice Provost, UConn's Department of Human Resources, and the staff member's contractually specified evaluation process.
  • Provides training and assistance to each direct report. Supports involvement in professional development activities and provides internal development opportunities as appropriate to each position.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  • Participates in Library-wide strategic planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and/or operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  • Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  • Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities.
  • Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the Library and/or University of Connecticut.
  • Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at Both Ranks

  • A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent.
  • Minimum of six years' professional experience in a library, archive, or other cultural heritage environment, filling progressively responsible roles.
  • Minimum of two years' supervisory experience, including planning and change management practices. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically, be forward thinking, and embrace change management strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, donors, and staff.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with digital repository systems and digital curation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in current archival management practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Evidence of sustained participation in professional activities at a statewide or regional level.
  • Willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian IV (UCP 10)

  • Minimum of nine years' professional experience in a library, archive, or other cultural heritage environment, filling progressively responsible roles.
  • Evidence of active involvement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, or national level.

Preferred Qualifications for Appointment at Both Ranks

  • Evidence of scholarly and professional achievement in archives and special collections.
  • Advanced degree in a subject or disciplinary area relevant to the position.
  • Experience in an academic research library.
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage in donor relations, collection solicitation, fundraising, and gift management.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of December, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (reference 2018047) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to kristen.jones@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by Sunday, September 10th. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Cataloging Intern, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of print monographs and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials. 

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the end of the semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station.

During the internship you will:

  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@state.ma.us

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Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons, Boston, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time MLIS/MLS Librarian evenings, from 6PM to 10PM Monday to Thursday and 5PM to 8PM on Fridays. Saturday or Sunday hours if needed for up to 18.5 hours per week.

You would provide reference and research assistance in navigating the physical and online aspects of the BHCC Library & Learning Commons. This librarian would also provide some information literacy workshop instruction as needed. In addition, this librarian shares the responsibility of supervising evening library assistants.

The position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree, with a strong interest in patron service. BHCC students are diverse and the librarian hired will be expected to work with all types of learners at the point of need.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen).
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to learn quickly and take initiative.

LOCATION: In Charlestown, MA. Accessible by Orange Line at the Community College stop and also by car. 

TO APPLY: BY Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dr. Vivica Pierre, Director of the Library & Learning Commons
250 New Rutherford Ave., Room 331
Boston, MA  02129-2925
or Email: vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu
NO PHONE CALLS.

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Archivist, Temple Israel, Boston, MA

Summary: Temple Israel of Boston seeks an experienced, professional archivist for a part-time position. This position is currently funded at 12 hours per week, but additional funding may become available in the future. The Temple Israel Archives is an institutional archive that collects, holds, and makes accessible records pertaining to its clergy, lay leaders, religious school and preschool, and other programs, auxiliaries, and administrative offices, in addition to materials related to congregants, from its founding in 1854 to the present. Located in Boston's Longwood Area, Temple Israel is New England's largest Reform congregation. The synagogue also maintains a museum and a library staffed by a librarian. The archivist reports to the Temple Israel librarian and works closely with the Archives Committee.

Responsibilities: The archivist's primary responsibility is to collect, maintain, preserve, and catalog the archives collections and make them accessible.

Duties include: 

  • Developing archival policies and procedures
  • Providing reference services for temple administrators, congregants, and the general public
  • Accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and creating access tools for all archival records
  • Overseeing the synagogue's records management program including regular acquisition of historical records from departments, offices, and committees
  • Planning for a pilot digitization program
  • Other occasional duties include performing research for museum displays, exhibitions, and educational programs, supervising interns and volunteers, providing content for the archives' webpage

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in archives management
  • At least three years' archival experience, preferably with institutional records collections
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to work well with committees, staff, researchers, and volunteers
  • Knowledge of current standards for processing and describing electronic and paper records
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards such as DACS and EAD
  • Some knowledge of digital preservation and providing access to digital formats
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs

Preferred:

  • Background in history and/or knowledge of Judaism

Salary: $20 per hour.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Susan Porter, Archives Committee Chair, at susanporter@comcast.net. This position is available as of September 1, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Archives is available at www.tisrael.org

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Director of Information Technology Services, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Information Technology Services, reporting to the Associate Dean for Information Services. The Director is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining robust services for ITS operations in the Law School, including hardware and software support, maintenance of department-specific software applications, computerized exam applications, audio-visual support and media delivery systems.

The Director's primary responsibilities include: overseeing a team of professionals, support staff, and student staff in meeting the technology needs of the law school community under the direction of the Associate Dean for Information Services; administering data collection and reporting activities of the Law School; ensuring that administrative computing programs and services are developed with an institutional perspective; serving as the Law School's liaison to the University Information Technology department; developing cooperative relationships with other organizations to identify, test, and adopt innovative programs or technologies for the Law School; and advising the Associate Dean for Information Services in short- and long-range planning initiatives. 

The School enrolls approximately 775 students and supports approximately 110 faculty, staff, and administrators. The ITS department provides support to all of these individuals and also seeks to meet the ITS needs of student organizations. 

Qualifications:

Required: Master's Degree and minimum of (2) years of related experience, including experience in an academic environment and in supporting faculty, staff, student, and administrative users. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal, management, and technical skills and extensive knowledge of hardware and software applications, including but not limited to Microsoft Access, Ellucian Banner, and Examsoft. The position also requires experience evaluating data requirements and data flow to ensure efficient and accurate processing in all information systems, including the ability to analyze complex problems, identify solutions and alternatives, and organize existing resources to implement the most appropriate solution. Finally, the successful candidate will possess both an enthusiasm for teamwork and a commitment to a positive and productive work environment. 

Preferred: Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is strongly preferred, as is experience in budget oversight and strategic fiscal planning. Knowledge of SQL, Echo360, and Symplicity is also desirable. 

Application Instructions: For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to Courtney Selby, Associate Dean for Law School Information Services, at LawSchoolJobs@hofstra.edu. Please include "Director of Information Technology Services" in the subject line.

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Senior Library Specialist, Technical Services, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Senior Library Specialist--Technical Services

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Specialist to work in the Technical Services department. The successful candidates will perform skilled tasks in Technical Services in support of the Library's mission. The Senior. Library Specialist acquires and processes informational materials for the Brown University Library, describes the intellectual content and attributes of the Library's information resources, effectively organizes these resources for best use by specific fields of study and performs functions related to the maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, order, and authority records in the Library's online library system(s). 

This is a full-time position working Monday-Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as liaison with subject specialists and library users on matters regarding the acquisition of, and access to library materials
  • Searches online and offline resources in order to identify, acquire, and describe library materials
  • Determines effective source of supply for library materials and assigns vendors accordingly
  • Orders, monitors, receives, and processes acquisitions in a variety of languages and formats encompassing firm orders, approval plans, purchase plans, exchanges, subscriptions, standing orders, gifts, and depository agreements.
  • Identifies, investigates and resolves complex problems related  to the acquisition of print journals, serials, monographic series, and multi-volume monographic sets
  • Reviews vendor subscription lists for accuracy, recommends and processes vendor changes when appropriate
  • Monitors and maintains  accuracy of order records for  continuations ensuring that billable orders are invoiced and paid annually
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships with vendors and publishers and resolves problems related to the acquisition of library materials
  • Maintains, updates, and corrects vendor file information; inputs new vendor file information
  • Searches and orders out-of-print material
  • Searches, orders, and catalogs rush and reserve requests as received
  • Initiates, processes, reviews, and verifies financial transactions including p-card, wire transfers, and online payment tools
  • Monitors fund balances
  • Coordinates workflow related to bibliographic searching and processing of accepted gift materials
  • Sorts, inventories, and displays gifts to assist with their selection and/or review
  • Resolves problems related to the acquisition of, and OPAC access to library materials
  • Catalogs and classifies library materials in any format and language using online and printed resources according to established guidelines
  • Creates, edits, and converts bibliographic, holdings and authority records for all formats
  • Applies various metadata standards to describe digital image collections and encode finding aids to manuscript collections
  • Assists with maintaining currency and reliability of links to electronic resources including troubleshooting broken links
  • Verifies, assigns and reconciles subject headings, other access points, and call numbers using data from online and offline sources, and established guidelines
  • Identifies, investigates,  and resolves cataloging problems following established guidelines
  • Inventories, arranges, and indexes collections with unique characteristics
  • Generates and reviews reports
  • Trains, coordinates work, directs, and records payroll for student assistants
  • Trains and provides assistance to co-workers
  • Unpacks, shelves, and/or moves library materials
  • Performs related duties as  required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of one or more Western European languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German or Slavic language).
  • Relevant work related experience, preferred
  • Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to effective, continued job performance
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Eyesight which permits close work
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs  and reference REQ137782. 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 the 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 or discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Library Clerk, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

The Marlborough Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk that will primarily support Teen Services.
Duties: Performs a variety of tasks, including staffing the Teen Room and assisting with the  development and implementation of teen programs; staffs circulation desks, checking library  materials in and out using the C/W MARS computer network; helps people locate and use library materials, and assists with the promotion of teen programs and services to the community.  
Must be able to work well with teens and display a positive and effective customer service attitude.  Performs other related library duties as required. 
Qualifications: High school diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, be able to solve problems and work independently, and have an interest in Young Adult literature. Previous library experience preferred.
Step Salary: $12.69 - $14.28 / hour 
Hours:19.5 hours per week, including Sundays from 1-5 and other hours as assigned. 
Open until filled, with priority given to applications received by September 8, 2017. 
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Director
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA  01752

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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Reference Librarian with a YA focus: Opening at Springfield (MA) City Library

Apply for our Reference Librarian position by September 3, 2017.

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library as a Reference Librarian with a YA focus. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 700,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer nearly 4,000 programs for adults, teens, and children. Our 76,628 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 650,000 items!

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Our library has been recognized with two Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

The Reference Librarian position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library. This position has a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. The person hired for this position will also do some collection maintenance and outreach. The annual salary is $46,683 for a 37.5 hour/week schedule. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: http://bit.ly/FTRefFP917. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs for teens, and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look!

Springfield is a city on the rise. Founded in 1636 by William Pynchon, it has a proud history. From its earliest days, Springfield was a center of commerce. In the industrial age, the city was one of the largest, most prodigious manufacturing centers in the country. Its reputation was bolstered by the many innovations that sprung forth from the city's residents.

Today, Springfield is once again becoming known for innovation and technology. From mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and accelerators for startups ready to scale to specialty incubators and training, the city is regaining is standing as a great place to start and grow a business. Springfield is also home to large employers including MassMutual, Baystate Health, five colleges, and a host of social and professional organizations.

Springfield is also an affordable city. Real estate prices are considered a real bargain when compared to cities in other parts of the state. Known as the City of Homes, Springfield residential real estate features a variety of architectural styles to choose from.

Cultural activities are several notches above what you might expect in a medium-sized city. Springfield Museums is just one example. Four museums strong, the newest addition is the world's only Dr. Seuss Museum. And don't miss the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Abundant green space is another prominent feature. Forest Park is one of the country's largest municipal parks. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, it covers 735 acres and is loaded with outdoor recreational opportunities year round.

Travel is easy when you live in Springfield. Located at the crossroads of I90 and I91, 20 minutes from an international airport, and with abundant Amtrak service to New York City, you're two hours from NYC, 90 minutes from Boston, and one hour from Vermont.

Consider joining our team! Apply for our Reference Librarian position by September 3, 2017.

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Assistant Director for Access 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 for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.

Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.

The Assistant Director will: 

  • Working in a collaborative environment, help manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
  • Provide research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participate in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
  • Support research and raise awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  • Develop library collections in all formats. Work with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
  • Participate in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participate in departmental library access services program planning.
  • Participate in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  • Participate in professional activities outside of Yale and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.

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: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

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

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

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

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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Catalog/Metadata Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: 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 general direction of the Head of Rare Book Cataloging, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.

The Rare Book Cataloging Unit, part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library's Technical Services Department, is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school is required. Individuals new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  • Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO). Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.
  • If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more modern European language (other than English).
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 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.

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library:
The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the great collections in North America, the Beinecke collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke. 

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.
Application Instructions:
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/2t43FnR

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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Weekend Library Assistant, Bay State College, Boston, MA

Wage/hr$16/hr

Requirements: 

  • Availability to work on Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12pm-8pm from September 9th, 2017 through December 17th, 2017.

Core Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting students in person, over the phone, and via email with academic research and APA/Turabian citation formatting
  • Trouble-shooting basic computer, Microsoft Office, and copy machine issues
  • Circulating library materials to students
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by the Librarian 

Qualifications Needed: 

  • An MLS/MS from an ALA-accredited library science program (or enrollment in final semester of program) 
  • Advanced search skills (using OPACs, library databases, and the web)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse user populations
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, Bay State College Librarian, at jneave@baystate.edu.

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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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Temporary Position, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is looking for a temporary employee to fill the role of Access Services Assistant. Details below:

Harvard Law School Library

Access Services-Circulation Temporary Position
17.5 hours/week  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the Circulation/Privileges desk coverage and library tech support.
  • Primary responsibility for closing the library on Fridays and Saturdays.  
  • Supervises student-workers.
  • Troubleshoots printers, scanners and microforms room.

Qualifications:

  • Must have strong customer service skills.

Schedule: Mondays 8 am - 11:30 am; Fridays and Saturdays 1 pm - 9 pm. 

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to Brian Sutton, Access Services Manager, bsutton@law.harvard.edu

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Reference Librarian, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

Summary:
Staff Reference desk and assist the public in the use of reference materials, the catalog, public computers, microfilm, Internet, word processing, and online databases; assist in the promotion of reference service to the public through the development of workshops, promotional materials, website links and other resources; includes collection development responsibilities; perform other related library duties as required. Provide backup support at the Circulation desk as needed.
Qualifications:  
ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required; 1+ years of current reference experience in a public library and knowledge of C/W MARS network strongly preferred; strong knowledge of reference and reader's advisory resources, including databases, reference websites and e-books and related devices; ability to problem solve and both work independently and as part of the Reference team. Strong customer service orientation, flexibility, and good sense of humor are essential.
Hours: Part time 19.5 Hours per week : Mon., Wed., Thurs., 9-1; Tue., 9-12:30; Sundays 1-5 and Saturdays in rotation. 
Please forward cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Director
City of Marlborough
140 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

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Librarian, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES

DIVISION of LIBRARIES

172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301 

LIBRARIAN II

LG 21

Position # 18106 

Position is located 20 Park St, NH State Library, Concord, NH

TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION

Summary: 
Provides reference services; develops information tools for both in-house and online use; coordinates the development of digitization and digital preservation projects.

Responsibilities: 
Supervises and trains Library Associates, Interns, and/or Technicians providing services for the section. 

Provides timely and accurate answers to reference questions received in person, by phone and by email, and instructs and aids patrons in using print and electronic resources at the library. 

Develops, supervises, and direct digital preservation projects, whether managed in-house or in partnership with 3rd party vendors. 

Contributes to the ongoing development and maintenance of the State Publications Digital Library through coordination and oversight of resources, operations, tools, and information; develops projects, reports, and maintains records as needed. 

Creates online resources such as bibliographies and finding aids, for the state library's website. 

Promotes and publicizes digital resources of the State Library to the public. This includes, but is not limited to: delivering presentations to interest groups, developing and providing training, and contributing to the library's social media presence. 

Participate in State Library committees as assigned; attends professional library conferences, training sessions and/or attends meetings as necessary to maintain professional competence. 

Represents the State Library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership, and participation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: 
Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years' experience in professional library work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Experience with digitization in a library or archival setting is preferred.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Thorough knowledge of information technology and library computer applications. Ability to lift and carry books and work under conditions of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, cold, poor lighting and noise. Ability to speak before public groups. Experience in the areas of genealogical and/or legislative research is beneficial, but training will be provided.

Agency conditions of employment for classified positions:  Selected candidates subject to criminal background check, and if required to drive as part of the position responsibilities, candidate must provide a current Division of Motor Vehicle record post offer.

Prior to applying, please be sure that you have completed your profile including your complete employment history, education history, credentials and contact information.  Please bear in mind that your education and experience must be relevant to the specific position for which you are submitting an application.  You are encouraged to provide a copy of your current resume, but resumes will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment.  

All paper applications must be sent to the above address.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Charles Shipman at 603-271-3302 or charles.shipman@nh.gov     

In order to receive credit for post-secondary education, a copy of official transcripts with a seal and/or a signature MUST be included with this application. If copies of have been requested, please reference this and have them forwarded to Linda McFarland, Human Resources Administrator at the above address or to jobapps@dred.nh.gov.

To apply please go to https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/controller.servlet?context.dataarea=lawtaprd&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL  

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Instruction and Outreach Librarian, The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

Instruction and Outreach Librarian

The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut is searching for a dynamic, progressive, and patron-focused Instruction and Outreach Librarian. One of three professional librarians, the Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assume the primary responsibility of coordinating the library instruction and information literacy program, including information literacy curriculum development and student assessment. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will assist with research and information inquiries from the Loomis community with a focus on assisting students in developing research strategies to locate and evaluate information. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will develop partnerships with campus organizations, and lead the Library's outreach, marketing, and programming. This position includes some evening and weekend hours. 

The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education--an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good. For more information on the school, please visit https://www.loomischaffee.org

Click here for the full job ad and to apply

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Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

Next month (September 14-16), the University of Miami Libraries, School of Communication, Center for Computational Science, and College of Arts and Sciences will host the second annual Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium (DH+DJ)<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dhdjmiami.com_&d=DwMGaQ&c=y2w-uYmhgFWijp_IQN0DhA&r=cvdckY626EtsjkLO5tNJ51iTPNa_9C-md804RU3xUjM&m=TJbaO6tRGpt2KTqFnq8G7-JJamIGP1mkkD054BekEj8&s=70T5f1cXTNqI_Dhz0sQcYOaPa4wuSVhc5bpu7EjTKgc&e=>.

This year we have an incredible line-up of speakers, including Deb Verhoeven, Alberto Cairo, Mona Chalabi, Thomas Padilla, Safiya Noble, and more.

As we get closer to the date of the conference, we want to highlight its potential for interdisciplinary conversations across traditional boundaries. Creating that potential with our speaker program has always been an important goal for us as the organizers. This year, we are also excited at the range of affiliations among our attendees, who are coming from private and public universities and university libraries, The World Bank, Bloomberg News, the Pew Research Center, Univision, and the Wall Street Journal. They include graduate students, writers, editors, designers, computer scientists, researchers, analysts, and developers.


We think that this mixture of speakers and attendees will lead to especially good conversations for librarians, academics, and digital humanists (or mixtures of all three!) who want to discuss practices outside of their home institution, or learn about the approaches, questions, and challenges that are driving work in other industries.

Registration is now open<http://ccs.miami.edu/DHDJ2017> ($99 inclusive for the full conference) -- please join us! If you're curious about what the Symposium is like, check out this write-up of last year's DH+DJ <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__earlyamericanists.com_2016_10_25_guest-2Dpost-2Drecap-2Ddigital-2Dhumanities-2Ddigital-2Djournalism-2Dsymposium_&d=DwMGaQ&c=y2w-uYmhgFWijp_IQN0DhA&r=cvdckY626EtsjkLO5tNJ51iTPNa_9C-md804RU3xUjM&m=TJbaO6tRGpt2KTqFnq8G7-JJamIGP1mkkD054BekEj8&s=3ba1q8PqvksvcwRdgbGyXRvBEDISSxYreH4fwDycFPM&e=>  -- or feel free to email the organizers with questions at dhdj.info@miami.edu.

Why a DH+DJ Symposium? Digital humanists and data journalists face common challenges, opportunities, and goals, such as how to communicate effectively with the public. They use similar software tools, programming languages, and techniques, and they can learn from each other. Join us for lectures and tutorials about shared data types, visualization methods, and data communication, including text visualization, network diagrams, maps, databases and data wrangling. In addition to the scheduled content, there will be opportunities for casual conversation and networking.


University of Miami

Newman Alumni Center

6200 San Amaro Dr

Coral Gables, FL 33146

September 14-16, 2017


Dr. Paige Morgan

Digital Humanities Librarian

Otto G. Richter Library, 307-K

305.284.1524

Appointments available at http://paigecmorgan.youcanbook.me

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Multiple Faculty Positions, Library & Information Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Rutgers University LIS department is pleased to announce our hiring search for new faculty, leading into the 2018/2019 school year.

Below is our announcement.

Link: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48818.

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Call for Project Presentations: Open Science Conference 2018, Berlin, Germany

Open Science Conference 2018 (March 13-14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany)

The <http://www.open-science-conference.eu> Open Science Conference 2018 is the 5th international conference organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. It is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure provider, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss and exchange their ideas and experiences.

The Open Science movement focusses on research data management in general and since most recently on FAIR data principles, i.e. findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable research data. Within this context the thematic focus of this year's conference will be on FAIR principles of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Invited as well as carefully selected talks, hands-on reports and panel discussions will cover both the view of research data infrastructures and the view of the scientific communities.

Within this context, this call invites providers and users of research data infrastructures, librarians, and scientists to submit project descriptions covering topics including (but not limited to):

  • Innovations and experiences with open research data infrastructures and repositories.
  • Innovative tools and methods for managing, storing, and sharing of research data.
  • Best practices and case studies dealing with FAIR research data principles and secondary data use.
  • Contributions on current data initiatives such as, for example, the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), the German National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) and others.
  • Experiences and empirical studies on the use of open research data by the academic community and on the requirements of the individual researchers.

Please submit your English abstract which describes the main idea and the practical relevance, its innovative impact, the pursued strategy for sustainability and openness. The abstracts may not be longer than 500 words.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the programme committee and a review board based on the criteria practical and innovative relevance, sustainability, and openness. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster and a lightning talk at the conference. The abstract, the poster and the lightning talk must be submitted and presented in English.

To also contribute to the open science movement, the programme committee will publish the scientific justification for acceptance on the conference website. All accepted posters (including the abstract) will be displayed on the conference website in advance. Additionally, the posters will be listed in the conference brochure.

Please send your submission as PDF document via EasyChair (requires free EasyChair account):  <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=osc2018https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=osc2018

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection: November 13, 2017
  • Final abstract and poster submission: February, 05, 2018
  • Conference dates: Berlin (Germany), March 13-14, 2018

Programme Committee

Thomas Kohler, Technical University Dresden

Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

Peter Mutschke, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Marc Rittberger, German Institute for International Educational Research
(DIPF)

Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)

Andreas Witt, Institute for the German Language (IDS)

****Save the date*****

Barcamp Open Science 2018, March 12, 2018, Berlin
<http://www.barcamp-open-science.eu/>

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Information Resources Intern, The Brattle Group, Boston, MA

THE POSITION

The Brattle Group is seeking a motivated and flexible individual with strong communications skills for a part-time (approximately 20 hours a week) Information Resources Intern position in our Boston, MA office. This position will be a three to six month assignment to start and will report to the Manager of Knowledge Services. The intern will provide support to the library and information resources offerings across the firm.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing the Information & Library Services mailbox and incoming requests for priority and answering requests when appropriate;
  • Updating the Information & Library Services intranet;
  • Administrative tasks, including working with vendors on follow-up to acquisitions and renewals, invoice processing, scheduling training sessions and meetings, etc.;
  • Physical library maintenance (shelving, processing new acquisitions, checking in books to our ILS, etc.);
  • Data entry into institutional knowledge database;
  • Copy cataloging and basic metadata maintenance and entry for items added to KM platform;
  • Familiarity with basic principles, standards, and best practices regarding controlled vocabularies and metadata.

THE CANDIDATE

The position requires someone who is a quick learner with strong organizational, attention to detail and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables simultaneously. Other requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience in a special or corporate library OR a library graduate school student interested in corporate libraries who has completed a reference and cataloging course;
  • Experience with an ILS;
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience with SharePoint, or a willingness to learn;
  • Familiarity with cataloging standards;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce error-free work in a fast-pace environment
  • Dedicated focus on customer service while exercising good judgment in the handling of confidential information and matters
  • Ability to manage time efficiently while handling multiple and shifting tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • Successfully able to work independently, as well as in a team environment;

Details regarding compensation will be based on the successful candidates' knowledge, skills, and experience.

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

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

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Head, Science and Engineering Library, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Head, Science and Engineering Library

Librarian III or IV 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As the largest publicly funded library system in New England, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources and Scholarly Communications and in the development of innovative student spaces including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The central library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native, founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and is home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek an innovative and dynamic department head to lead the Science and Engineering Library branch: 

  1. Provide proactive leadership and oversight for programs and services that support teaching, learning, and research activities of students, scholars, and researchers across the university and beyond.
  2. Direct the development and implementation of new programs and services for the STEM disciplines.
  3. Formulate, revise, and implement policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs as required.   Interpret such policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff.
  4. Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate all activities and operations of the Science and Engineering Library.  Evaluate and mentor department staff as individuals and as a team.
  5. Empower staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels, holding staff accountable for successful completion of assignments, establishing workloads and procedures, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching and counseling as needed.  
  6. Meet with departments, campus institutes, and campus partners to assess library needs in the face of changing and interdisciplinary teaching and research.
  7. Serve as a liaison to one or more STEM disciplines.
  8. Lead library efforts to support international students in close collaboration with other library units, the International Programs Office, and other campus units.
  9. In collaboration with library staff and other key stakeholders, develop a bold new vision for reimagining the Science and Engineering Library space to meet 21st century graduate student and faculty needs.
  10. Align departmental planning, priorities, goals, objectives and services with strategic initiatives of the Library and the University.
  11. Collaborate closely on the Libraries' instruction and research services, including information literacy, outreach, digital scholarship, interdisciplinary needs, information resources and assessment, with all relevant library stakeholders including but not limited to Research Services, Digital Scholarship Center, Scholarly Communication, and Information Resource Management.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  13. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups. Represent the Library at appropriate campus committees, selected professional meetings and conferences as required.
  14. Maintain current knowledge of scientific research trends, emerging technologies, and branch management in academic libraries.   Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of three years of recent managerial or supervisory experiencein an academic, public or research library.   
  3. Experience as a STEM librarian.
  4. Demonstrated leadership ability to advocate for library research services and spaces.
  5. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of changes in science research trends, and the ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving services and technologies.
  7. Strong analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  9. Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  10. Demonstrated ability to develop, support, and/or promote innovative solutions, in instruction, service, or meeting user needs.
  11. Experience facilitating groups.
  12. Ability to set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends, and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services.
  13. Strong commitment to service and professional development.
  14. Knowledge of best practices, issues, and national trends in STEM subjects in academic libraries.
  15. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy.
  16. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  17. Mentoring experience, and successful experience in grant writing, preferred.
  18. Working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferred.
  19. Experience working in a unionized setting, preferred.
  20. Academic degree in a STEM discipline, preferred. 

SALARY AND RANK COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=88543 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by September 22, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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

POSITION: LIBRARIAN II (M-5537) (NOT TESTED) Assignment in Reference & Adult Learning

DEPARTMENT: NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

SALARY: (RANGE 7 Step 2:) MINIMUM.: $46,906 ANNUALIZED

HOURS: 37.50 HOURS PER WEEK

FUNDING: GENERAL FUNDS

NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work beyond entry level. Incumbents are expected to have acquired the basic knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the full range of tasks required at a fully capable level of competence. Duties are performed within the framework of established library policy under the general supervision and review of a higher level librarian. The assignment for the current vacancy entails developing the business collection throughout the system by development of programs and partnerships with business & nonprofit entities in New Haven, designing career & job services that will provide innovative information services to meet the diverse needs of the business, entrepreneurial, and non-profit community.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school. Minimum of two years experience as a professional librarian and the necessary knowledge, abilities and skills, in addition to those from Librarian I, as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Ability to organize and maintain a specialized library collection or service within a department; experience with a variety of on-line databases and the ability to apply this knowledge in planning and implementation of research or catalog work; Ability to evaluate and advise on the disposition of reference questions, or on matters of cataloging practice; Ability to instruct and train Librarian I and support staff. Please submit cover letter and resume with application.

  1. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: a background check,
  2. a physical examination, including drug screening, and
  3. a 90-day probationary period.

This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.

Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE.

Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 require the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. Please post this announcement in a conspicuous area on the Department Bulletin Board.

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Branch Manager, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

CITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES 200 ORANGE STREET, NEW HAVEN, CT 06510 www.cityofnewhaven.com

POSTED: AUGUST 14, 2017

EXTENDED TO: SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

POSITION: BRANCH MANAGER (M-5753) (NOT TESTED)

DEPARTMENT: NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Current vacancy in Courtland S. Wilson Branch

SALARY: (RANGE 10 Step 2) MINIMUM: $62,690 ANNUALIZED

HOURS: 37.50 HOURS PER WEEK

FUNDING: GENERAL FUNDS

NATURE OF WORK: This is professional library work in the supervision of a major branch library. The branch serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community. Branch Managers supervise all aspects of daily branch operations. Operations include the facility, collection, equipment, budget, staff, programs, and related services. The Manager is responsible for identifying and responding to the needs of the community. This involves interaction with community representatives, neighborhood associations, professional and business organizations, schools and social agencies serving the community. As supervisor the Branch Manager serves as coach, mentor and mediator with staff. Work is performed with latitude for professional judgment under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library Science and at least three to five years experience in professional library work, including at least six months of supervisory experience; and all knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description, including but not limited to:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science;
  • Considerable knowledge of the objectives of library service to the community;
  • Ability to apply library science and management techniques to operating and supervising problems;
  • Ability to plan and supervise operations of a library branch.

This position is included in a collective bargaining agreement with Local 3144, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. As a condition of continued employment, a person appointed to a Local 3144 bargaining unit position will be required to obtain union membership at the completion of 90 working days.

  1. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: a background check,
  2. a physical examination, including drug screening, and
  3. a 90-day probationary period.

Applications and job description may be picked up at the Department of Human Resources at 200 Orange St., 1ST Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Applications and/or resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE.

Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 require the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. Please post this announcement in a conspicuous area on the Department Bulletin Board.

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

The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society is hiring a part-time research assistant! More information here

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.harvard.edu with "HOAP application" in the subject line.

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Technology Reference Assistant, Simmons College of Library & Information, Boston, MA

Technology Reference Assistant (TRA) Attention tech-savvy types: SLIS Technology is immediately hiring Technology Reference Assistants (TRAs) for this Fall ('17) semester. This position is open to graduate and undergraduate students in LIS, Archives, Children's Lit, and Computer Science-Related Programs.

SLIS Tech provides curricular technology support and services to SLIS students, faculty and staff in our technology spaces which include the Technology Lab, Collaboratory, Media Lab and Usability Lab.

We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Are comfortable with Microsoft Office (or Open Office) suite and in at least one of the following:

a. HTML/CSS

b. Wikis and blogs (WordPress)

c. Adobe Creative Suite

d. Online databases

2. Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and enjoy problem-solving

3. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to provide group and one-on-one instruction as needed

4. Interested in learning new software programs

5. Enjoy working on a service-oriented, technically adept support team

6. Able to start on September 7th, 2017 at $13/hour

7. Available at least 5-10 hours per week (with a total maximum of 20 hours for any/all campus employment) depending on scheduling needs, for a minimum commitment of two semesters. Available shifts include days, evenings and weekends.

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and current resume to slistechadminteam@simmons.edu no later than Thursday, August 31st.

Feel free to stop by the Tech Lab (P-213) with any questions.

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Digital Asset Librarian, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

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

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

Want to make a difference? Join Us.

NFPA is currently searching for a Digital Asset Librarian to join the team! The Digital Asset Librarian will provide direct research services to employees, members, and the public on NFPA history, code development, fire history and other initiatives of the Association. The successful candidate will apply specialized skills in archival processes and library science to assist in creating digitized special collections that satisfy current and future research and marketing needs.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide research services ranging from front-line reference support for NFPA members and the public, to in-depth research, news monitoring and citation support for NFPA staff.
  • Creating digital collections of NFPA published assets and archives for use internally and externally on the company website.
  • Work closely with the Digital Asset Manager on all aspects of Archives and Records Management including life cycle maintenance, descriptive cataloguing, preservation, and physical organization of the holdings.
  • Investigate copyright and licensing queries concerning the re-use of NFPA assets.
  • Work closely with the Research Library Manager to build and maintain intranet and extranet collections in SharePoint and other databases.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree
  • Specialized graduate training or work experience in archival processes
  • Demonstrated experience working with standard metadata formats (e.g., MARC, DACS, EAD, RDA, METS, MODS, PREMIS, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and XML desired
  • Ability to work individually and in a team to meet deadlines
  • Strong customer service skills

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Intern, The Trustees of Reservations, Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

The goal of this internship is to create a study guide for the Charles Eliot Scrapbook. This is an album of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other ephemera from the 1890s and 1900s. It was compiled by the founder of The Trustees of Reservations, Charles Eliot, as he worked to establish this 126-year-old organization, and gives us insight into the beginnings of the land conservation movement - a very forward-thinking proposition at the time. The scrapbook is one of the most frequently requested items in our collections, as well as one of our most important institutional records. The album was digitized in 2014 so that it could be more widely and safely used. To help facilitate its use, the Archives & Research Center (ARC) began creating companion materials, such as citations and keywords for the 140 pages of articles.

The intern will be responsible for assembling the companion materials into an organized study guide for the Charles Eliot scrapbook.

The intern will:

  • Create an index for the scrapbook keywords;
  • Review the format and content of existing companion materials;
  • Make recommendations for ways in which companion materials can be enhanced for usability;
  • Edit companion materials and create supplemental items as needed;
  • Write study guide instructions.

There is also the opportunity for the intern to help enhance the study guide for the web and/or develop a digital exhibit for the scrapbook that would be available through The Trustees online collections catalog.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an Archives, Library Science, or Public History program;
  • Demonstrated experience with primary source research;
  • Coursework and/or demonstrated experience with indexing, subject organization, thesaurus construction;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Knowledge of or interest in usability and user experience;
  • Ability to work independently and a willingness to ask questions;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Interest in Massachusetts history and culture preferred;
  • Interest in the land conservation movement recommended.

This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time. It also requires the ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sarah Hayes (shayes@thetrustees.org).

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history. In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, The Trustees preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people. Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities.

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

The Archives & Research Center (ARC) is the hub of The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial stewardship. Located in Sharon, Massachusetts, the ARC provides outside researchers, Trustees staff, and volunteers access to thousands of historical documents, objects, and artifacts related to The Trustees' properties. The ARC, an energy-efficient, climate-controlled building, opened in 2008 and houses 1,500 linear feet of archival materials which document The Trustees' founding role in the land trust movement, the stories of Trustees properties across the Commonwealth, and the lives of American families from the 1600s to the present. The Trustees' collections represent domestic furnishings, outdoor sculptures, fine and decorative arts from pre-contact to the 20th century. They include more than 30 private collections featuring exceptional pieces from indigenous Massachusetts peoples to mid-century Modern. Archival collections include works of art on paper, photographs, maps, architectural plans, garden designs, botanical specimens, manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, business ledgers, legal documents and deeds linked to specific properties and to the organization's history.

There are 1-2 slots for internship openings. 

For more information, see here

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Serials & Metadata Specialist, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston, MA

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (Nutter) has an opening for a Serials & Metadata Specialist for the Library Services Department. In this role, you will report to the Director of Library Services. You will be responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. You will implement and monitor all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles.

The links to each are here:

Nutter.com:

http://www.nutter.com/careers-staff

Under Open Positions 

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/393684301/

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Cataloger, Bromer Booksellers, Boston, MA

Wage/hr: $15/hr

Job Description: 

Established Back Bay rare bookselling firm seeks motivated, detail-oriented individual with a cheerful, upbeat attitude to assume a half-time support position in our small office. The cataloger position requires strong verbal and written skills as it involves cataloging high-end antiquarian books, taking both a scholarly and sales-oriented approach in language, tone, and content. Requires ability and willingness to perform research both online and in reference books. Proofreading and copyediting skills helpful. Additional duties include packing and shipping, as well as occasional travel for book fairs. Due to the nature of the position, candidates must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Training will be provided, but familiarity with MS Office applications required, and FileMaker a plus.

Application Instructions:

Email resumé and a writing sample to books@bromer.com.

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Executive Director, New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA

Seeking an Executive Director looking for opportunity to help shape our future direction and take us to the next level. NBAM, New Bedford's art museum, is a non-collecting "gem" located in the great arts & culture community of historic downtown New Bedford, serving both the local audience and the tourist. The Board of Trustees seeks a museum professional with strong development skills experienced in leading a visual art organization. The ED is responsible for overseeing operations and working closely with the Board to ensure the Museum's success and sustainability.

The Executive Director should possess:

  • Demonstrated grant writing and fundraising experience
  • Experience in the museum field
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in managing staff and volunteers and working with donors
  • Ability to represent the Museum's mission/vision dynamically to funders, partners and community
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Masters or advanced certificate in arts administration, museum studies or similar degree preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works with Trustees to plan and provide for necessary funds, ensuring the current and long term financial viability of the Museum.
  • Works with Development Committee to maintain communication with individual, corporate and foundation contributors and granting organizations.
  • Actively builds new relationships.
  • Serves as liaison to Museum members and to educational organizations, businesses, government entities and the community at large.
  • Prepares and dispenses news releases and promotional material
  • Responsible for directing the day-to-day operation and resources of the Museum to fulfill the organization's mission.

This is a full time exempt position with benefits requiring occasional evenings and weekends. Send a cover letter and resume to applications@newbedfordart.org by September 15, 2017.

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Branch Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

Part-Time Branch Librarian, Beverly Public Library - Beverly Farms Branch
The part-time branch librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Branch Services. This is a part-time position with one morning and one evening per week and every Saturday October through May.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following; other duties may be assigned.
  • Responsible for working as a reference/circulation/children's librarian at a busy, service-oriented branch library. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Must be able to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.
  • Must be adept at working with children, adults, and young adults.
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents services, resources, and programs designed to interest children.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Conducts story hours and other programs in the library and in the community designed to develop among children a love of reading and learning.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the branch library building.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as PCs, printers, LCD projector, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of patrons in the Library.
  • Ensures that supplies are stocked.
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).
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance or stoop.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian I), $25.90/hour (Staff Librarian)
Closing Date: Open until filled; priority given to applications received by September 1, 2017.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit resumes to Kate Ingalls, Beverly Public Library, 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email ingalls@noblenet.org.

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Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Are you looking for a few hours now and then at a busy reference desk in a friendly innovative library? The Robbins Library in Arlington is looking for on-call librarians to provide reference services on an intermittent basis to cover when permanent staff are absent. These shifts may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Our on-call rate is $26.55/hr.
In addition to intermittent on-call librarians, we are looking for a regular Tuesday evening librarian to fill in 5pm-9pm from October through February at an entry-level rate ($27.55/hr). If you are interested in this opportunity please mention it in your cover letter.
Responsibilities include responding to patron questions in person and via phone, email, and chat; assisting patrons with physical and electronic resources; troubleshooting computers, printers, and copiers; checking the staff wiki for news and updates. 
Qualifications: 
An MLS is required, as is a working knowledge of databases and ebooks, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, adaptability, and a strong commitment to customer service. Minuteman Library Network experience and schedule flexibility are preferred. When applying, please include schedule availability and/or interest in the temporary Tuesday evening position.
To apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to ldyndiuk@minlib.net by 9/8.

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Youth Services Librarian, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

Position Overview:

The Town of Dudley is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian. Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes some evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to children, their caregivers, tweens and teens. Must be very comfortable working with patrons from newborn through 18. Must be a friendly and approachable team player with a solid commitment to public service. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's children and young adult collections.
  • Provides reader's advisory service for youth and families. Assists youth in the use of library and its resources. Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
  • Coordinates activities and programs with local schools and organizations.
  • Checks materials in and out of the library, renews materials, places books on hold, notifies patrons the arrival of held books and collects overdue fines.
  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services. Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public.
  • Manages youth services budget.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director.
  • Trains and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Assists front desk circulation staff when necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned. 

Education, Experience, Skills:

Master's or Bachelor's Degree with emphasis on services to youth; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred. Three or more years of library experience to include supervisory experience, collection development, programming, circulation, reference and reader's advisory services for youth. Experience working with youth from birth through age 18. Previous experience with Evergreen automated library system preferable. Must be fluent with use of Internet, social media, databases, downloadable e/audiobook services and Microsoft Office productivity software. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience utilizing website content management software desirable.

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references to: Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571, or via email to joang@dudleyma.gov by September 20, 2017.

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Principal Intelligence Analyst, Sanofi Genzyme, Framingham, MA

Interested candidates can read the full description and apply for the position at:

https://sanofi.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SanofiCareers/job/Framingham-MA/Principal-Intelligence-Analyst_R13325-1

The position of Principal Intelligence Analyst in the Sanofi Genzyme Research Library (SGRL) will be responsible for providing information research expertise on competitors, drugs in development, news, industry trends, sales forecasts and disease assessments in support of Sanofi Genzyme businesses. They will complete moderately complex information projects, using specialized secondary research sources. They will develop and apply subject matter expertise in relevant therapeutic areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research critical business questions using a broad range of specialized databases and digital  resources
  • Collaborate with commercial team members to identify research needs and provide relevant intelligence
  • Respond to ad hoc literature and competitive information requests across all therapeutic areas in collaboration with other Intelligence Analysts.
  • Deliver and present accurate high-quality research results, including competitor and market overviews, drug pipeline landscapes and diseases assessments
  • Monitor industry news and developments important to Sanofi Genzyme and produce  internal newsletters
  • Maintain key relationships with leadership and client groups and identify opportunities for building relationships in commercial groups
  • Support resource acquisition decisions through subject matter expertise and evaluation of existing and new resources.
  • Serve as the key contact for specified business units for information research
  • Participate with Research Library team members in implementing  and promoting  tools and services
  • #LI-GZ #GD-SG 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Minimum of 5 years in an information research position
  • Demonstrated ability to work with many cross-functional partners
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Perform work that requires decision making and the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels in the organization 

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master Degree in Library  & Information Science or Life Sciences
  • 5-10 years in a pharmaceutical or life sciences corporate environment
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic areas of Immunology and Oncology

Sanofi is a global healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

At Sanofi, our ambition is to be an integrated global healthcare company, focused on patients' needs. Much more than just a leading pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is committed to transforming scientific innovations into solutions and services that protect health, enhance life, and respond to the needs of the 7 billion people in the world. We trust our ambition to guide and inspire us as we work to create a future with optimal health and wellness for everyone.

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Communications Intern, Community Research Initiative, Boston, MA

Organization 
Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) is dedicated to improving the lives of those with HIV and hepatitis C through clinical research, treatment education, and access to approved drug treatments and health insurance coverage. 


Position - Communications Intern
The Communications Intern will work within the context of the Development and Communications team and will be responsible for a range of projects related to branding in both traditional and online communications campaigns. The intern will report to CRI's Communications and Development Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor, engage, and create regular posts on CRI's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram 
  • Assist in creation of printed materials, including newsletters, infographics, appeals, marketing materials, and brochures
  • Create website content relating to CRI's research, outreach, and development efforts
  • Administrative tasks including: compilation of media kits, archive maintenance, mailing
  • Brainstorm new, innovative campaigns for social media engagement surrounding CRI initiatives and events
  • Attend and assist with special events, as availability allows
  • Special projects and collaboration with other departments may be available based on skills and interests of the applicant

Qualifications

  • Interest in nonprofit work, HIV and/or hepatitis C research, infectious disease, public health, marketing, communications and/or development 
  • Experience creating content across social media platforms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Commitment to a flexible, but regular schedule each week
  • Experience with website content management system (CMS) or website maintenance
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or graphic design a plus

Desired Start Date
Immediately. Internship will run through the fall semester with possibility of extension through spring.

The position is unpaid, but offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in health-related nonprofit work at a well-established nonprofit organization. If the applicant is seeking academic credit, we will work with the school to meet requirements.

Mission 
Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization in New England dedicated to HIV and hepatitis C clinical research, treatment education, and access to approved drug treatments and health insurance coverage. 

Working to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS for over 25 years, Boston-based CRI has participated in some of the most promising HIV medication research being conducted in the world. Through its continued outreach efforts, CRI also provides the latest critical treatment information to all people living with HIV/AIDS, including women, people of color, and others who have been traditionally underserved. CRI has produced critical research and drug testing data that has contributed to the FDA approval of nearly all of the currently available HIV treatments, and in 2013, began conducting hepatitis C research that has shown a cure is possible for most people with the right treatment. With its ongoing commitment to reach the individuals most in need across the state, CRI delivers immediate access to lifesaving drugs, health insurance, and education programs through its management of the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP). 

For more information, visit www.crine.org.

To apply, please email Libby Mullen, Communications and Development Manager at emullen@crine.org with a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample.

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Archives Intern, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

www.mos.org

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Museum of Science Archives Department is responsible for collecting, organizing and preserving the permanent collection of records which documents the Museum's history, activities, staff and the Boston Society of Natural History and to promote and make the collection accessible to staff and researchers.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Archives Intern will assist with a broad range of archives management responsibilities including inventorying and processing materials, entering information into the database and monitoring storage areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct inventories of materials and update locations
Rehouse fragile materials in appropriate enclosures
Photograph records and materials 
Work on discrete archives projects according to need and time

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate student 
Course work in archives or museum studies 
Database experience 
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy Ability to work independently

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Experience with digital photography

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:
Fall 2017 (September-December)

WORK SCHEDULE:
7-14 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.

Application Instructions:

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/613465-49637

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Materials Collection Project Cataloging Assistant, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:  

15-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, beginning in September 2017 for the fall semester.

The Materials Collection Project Cataloging Assistant will work under the direction of the Materials and Media Collections Librarian to conduct data migration clean-up and advanced data entry in the Graduate School of Design's Material Collection database. Along with the Rhode Island School of Design, the GSD developed a shared materials cataloging database using CollectionSpace, a LYRASIS product. The CollectionSpace Materials Profile contains all of the GSD migrated data that is now subject for review.

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Learn and become familiar with the data schema of both old and new databases
  • Keep record and track of changes made for database entries
  • Carry out data entry changes following an established set of rules
  • Enter new data using controlled vocabularies or free text per project requirements
  • Will parse out data from existing description into specific fields of new database
  • Conduct basic material product research to verify existing data or discover new
  • Create new database entries per established cataloging workflows
  • Assist in identification of image files for each database entry

Required: Demonstrated aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work, data entry skills, and strong skills working with spreadsheets and databases. Excellent organizational skills and evidence of being a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be comfortable with working in Windows operating systems. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and relational databases.  

About the GSD Materials Collection
The GSD Materials Collection is a collection of over 600 material product samples ranging from innovative, new materials to those found in the everyday constructed environment. The physical collection, organized into five material families--Biocomposite, Polymer, Metal, Mineral, and Ceramic--allows for tactile browsing, while the database  provides multiple points of access to meet research needs. By foregrounding material composition and functional traits, the collection allows users to rethink conventional applications and promote material experimentation in design practice. 

Pay rate: $18.00/hour

Please send a message with a statement of your interest and qualifications (resume) for this position to jkasubowski@gsd.harvard.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30, 2017, and continue until the job has been filled.

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Collections Support Unit Manager, Acquisitions and Collections Service, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Collections Support Unit Manager

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a versatile and knowledgeable Collections Support Unit Manager in the Acquisitions & Collections Services Department. Reporting directly to the Department Chair, this position leads the daily operations of the Collections Support Unit and serves as a member of the Department's collaborative leadership team.

The Collections Support Unit Manger is responsible for effective management of the Unit's processes and staff (4 FTE and student workers). The Unit is responsible for handling acquisitions of all monographs (including e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using firm order (one-time), approval, and use-driven collections budgets, totaling over $800,000 annually. This position develops and interprets policies and procedures, and in collaboration with the Department Chair, makes decisions related to the Unit's activities. The Unit Manager also oversees the Unit's data loading analysis and builds and manages working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external clients. As a member of the Department's leadership team, the Unit Manager also coordinates the Department's liaising and customer service activities and leads the Department's projects team dedicated to e-books and streaming video issues. The Unit Manager will serve as a functional and technical expert in acquisitions and collections related operations and contribute greatly to setting and meeting the priorities, goals, and objectives for the Department and the Libraries' collections.

The search will remain open until September 13, 2017, and the applicants 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 Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office.

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Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Title: Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist       

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm (35 hrs/wk)                                        

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

To apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to jclarke@fas.harvard.edu

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Young Adult Librarian, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

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

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN (20)      LIBRARY

Responsibilities: This is professional library work of a highly responsible nature, with an emphasis on service to young adults. The work involves direct and indirect patron service, collection development, community outreach, and collaboration with colleagues in planning and developing library service to the community. The work requires considerable knowledge of the theory and principles of library science with a concentration in library service to children and young adults; knowledge of library policies and procedures; a strong commitment to public service; and the application of sound judgment and leadership skills.

Duties may include the following:

participating in the planning, development, and daily implementation of library service to all ages, including planning and running programs; teaching patrons how to use library resources; coordinating special projects; participating in the drafting of the library's annual service plan and long-range plan; public service at all of the library's service desks; reviewing and recommending library materials for purchase; cataloging and classifying library materials and helping to maintain local records in the statewide public library bibliographic database; basic troubleshooting of the library's technology platform and participating in the library profession by attending meetings and workshops at the request of the director.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program. Experience in a public library setting with a demonstrated knowledge of library technology, reference materials and resources in print and electronic format, and standard office computer applications; considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

Hours:                        Full-time, 35 hours per week

                                    Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:                        $39,350 plus benefits

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES SATURDAY, September 2, 2017    

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references via postal mail or email to:

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Processing Intern, Architecture & Design Records, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA

Employer: Sasaki Associates
Position: Processing Intern for Architecture and Design Records
Education:
 Intern working on graduate degree in archives or library studies, and must have completed the 438 internship course. 
Compensation: $18/hour 
Hours: Maximum 20 hours per week; the position is for 9 months to 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

Job Description: 
This internship is an opportunity to experience working in a corporate archives setting, where standard archival practice requires some adjustment in order to effectively address the needs a narrower and less traditional user community. This intern would have the opportunity to process collections from start to finish, and engage in conversations around archival policy.

Based on the intern's ambition and interest they can select to process either one large project (~60 linear feet) or two smaller projects (~15-20 linear feet each). Through processing these design records, the intern will learn about the myriad of challenges related to design records; including the wide range of preservation issues that both the physical and digital records pose. The intern will produce a complete DACS compliant finding aid, and a comprehensive MARC record for the library's catalog.

About the Firm:
Sasaki Associates, a 64-year-old architecture and design firm located in Watertown, MA, has a significant collection of project records in a variety of formats. The firm's archives were established as a priority in 2014. With a wide breadth of project types and project record mediums, the holdings pose interesting description and preservation opportunities. While the firm has smoothly transitioned its workflow to digital formats, the first 50 years of the company's history remain in analog formats, most of which still requires processing to make them available for active reference or use.

Requirements: 
Completion of at least the introductory courses in archives principles and practices via an accredited library science program is preferred. Good communication and organization skills are critical, as well as the ability to prioritize and to be flexible. Strong computer skills and an interest in architecture and design records are a plus.

Application deadline is 9/20/2017.

Applications should be addressed to:
Aliza Leventhal, Corporate Librarian/Archivist at librarian@sasaki.com

Applications should include: 
1. Current resume
2. Cover letter
3. A list of 2-3 references 

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Children's & YA Assistant, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

PT Children's & YA Assistant - 18 Hours, M.G. Parker Memorial Library

Definition

This is a part-time position requiring a background in children's and young adult services, knowledge of print and non-print materials for this age group, and the ability to interact with same.

This is an 18-hour per week position, with some hours spent in our busy Children's room and some hours spent in YA/Reference. Hours include some evenings and Saturdays.

Duties

  • Interact with the Junior and Senior high schools during school hours to promote the library and its services.
  • Perform and supervise daily activities and operations of the Library including but not limited to those directly relating to these two areas.
  • Under the direction of the Children's and YA Librarians, create displays, offer reading incentives, special programs and activities.
  • Perform reference work under the direction of the Reference Supervisor.  Assist users with computers, including help reserving the computers and using our print system.
  • Become familiarized with popular authors and titles in both the children's and teen collection. Be able to answer readers' advisory questions when asked.
  • Be able to use our Museum Pass software system in order to fill patron requests.
  • Be able to use our ILS system to check materials in and out, place holds and take payments.
  • Be able to use the patron OPAC and to teach patrons to do the same.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate and view a computer screen. Depth, color, peripheral and distance vision routinely required.
  • Regular lifting of up to 20 pounds.
  • Manual use of telephone, copying and facsimile machines, calculator and other computer hardware.
  • Ability to hear, talk, walk, sit, bend, reach, grasp with occasional need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • Often required to push or pull book trucks weighing up to 150 pounds.
  • May be required to stand or sit for consecutive hours at a time.

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The Library Director on an as needed basis may assign duties other than those listed.

The Town of Dracut is a smoke and drug free environment.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Town will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the Town's services, program, or activities.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts or other secondary education preferred. Some experience working with children and teens in either a library or school environment

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$14.19 / hour.

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, as well as an online application and resume, to:

Christine Lindberg
Human Resources Department
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
Email: clindberg@dracutma.gov

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Library Information Management Intern, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Library Information Management Intern (Medical/Health Focused) - Patient and Family Education Program

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, Health Literacy/Patient & Family Education, the Library Information Management Intern will lead the redesign of the internal document repository for the hospital's patient and family education materials. This repository contains more than 2,000 health education materials on a variety of topics, from specific diseases and treatments to health behaviors and discharge instructions. The hospital presently uses Microsoft SharePoint as its document repository.

Responsibilities of the Library Information Management Intern may include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting an initial assessment of the current internal document repository organization and drafting recommendations
  • Clean-up of current metadata in document repository (training will be provided)
  • Drafting a new library infrastructure, drawing upon end-user focus group feedback and best practices in library information management
  • Development of new library infrastructure (with assistance from the Patient & Family Education team)

The intern must be available to work on-site at Boston Children's Hospital's Main Campus in the Longwood area. 

Required education and skills:

  • Interest and/or knowledge of health/medical library management
  • Currently enrolled in information management or library science program
  • Strong interest in cataloging, indexing, and metadata
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • Education in medical information management a plus, but not required

Training in the following areas will be provided:

  • Hospital's internal document management system, SharePoint 

Length and Hours of Internship

3-6 months (this is flexible), 10 hours/week (this is flexible)

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. Credits can be provided if needed. 

Internship Location:

Boston Children's Hospital

300 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

How to apply:

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Kristin Barton, Project Manager, Health Literacy/Patient & Family Education, at kristin.barton@childrens.harvard.edu

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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.

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.

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 1 - 3 years experience in 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.

SALARY RANGE

$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually

CLOSING DATE

Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 8th, 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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Temporary Position, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), our goal is to provide extraordinary, patient-centered care supported by world-class education and research. This commitment to excellence has earned BIDMC a place of leadership among hospitals in Boston and throughout the world. Our hospital system, through which Harvard Medical School physicians practice, teach, and are trained, is one of the finest on the planet, and we are proud and fortunate to aid in the delivery of some of its best care. 

The generosity of our patients, families, and friends makes it possible for us to carry out our mission. In just a five year period, our fundraising team has doubled our annual receipts and we are adding topflight fundraisers rapidly as BIDMC expands and new research and clinical opportunities unfold in our disease treatment specialties including oncology, cardiology, neuroscience, nephrology, virology, and high -tech and digital medicine. We are entering a capital campaign, a part of which is dedicated to erecting one of world's most sophisticated health care facilities and our first new building in 25 years. 

Our Prospect Development team supports such fundraising efforts by providing accurate and timely in-depth biographical and financial information of existing prospects and new potential prospects in order to further the overall development goals. We organize the financial underpinnings of research and treatment to connect patients, Bostonians, and national and international philanthropists with world-class opportunities to express gratitude and support so many others can experience BIDMC's remarkable approach to health care. 

We are looking for someone to join our team for a unique short-term, part-time opportunity. If you are looking for an opportunity to help build something worth sharing your excitement about, and are happy and effective working independently and with others in a combined effort, this might be for you!

We are looking for someone to: utilize a wide range of research resources as well as libraries and on-line electronic databases to collect analyze, interpret and document highly confidential information on individual and corporate, and foundation prospects; monitor industry, business and financial news relevant to leadership and major donor prospects; coordinate the input of biographical, financial (non-gift related) and other significant prospect data in The Raiser's Edge database. Schedule will be up to 16 hours per week, and pay determined based on experience. 

If interested please email Richard Horne, Director of Prospect Development, with a cover letter and resume. 

rchorne@bidmc.harvard.edu 

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IT Intern, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Charlotte, NC

Dimensional Fund Advisors is seeking undergrad or graduate level students actively pursuing a degree to join our 2018 summer internship program. This ten-week program will expose interns to the day-to-day activities of the Technology group. Across the varied disciplines, Technology delivers and supports software and infrastructure across the global organization. Interns will work with senior and junior members of the team, working on projects specific to your area of specialty. Opportunities exist for business analysts, developers, DBAs, network and system engineers and architects.  Interns will also complete a designated project under the supervision of their manager and present to the group at the end of the internship. 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2; 3.5 or higher preferred
  • Currently enrolled in school as a junior going into senior year, preferably in a business or computer science program
  • Interest in financial markets and technology
  • Knowledge of databases (SQL) and familiarity with programming languages (C#, VB .NET, C++,T-SQL, jQuery, JSON, and LINQ) for technical positions
  • Familiarity with agile or project management for business analysis roles
  • Ability to absorb and apply information from formal and informal learning in an agile environment
  • Excellent quantitative problem-solving and analytic skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, highly motivated, and able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-starter who is capable of managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) with the ability to learn programs as needed
  • Must be authorized to work in one of the following countries without employer sponsorship: United States, EU, Singapore, Japan, or Australia.  

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

Apply Online: https://dimensional.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/candidate/postings/428 

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Collections Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

$15/hr

Up to 10 hrs per week, Monday-Friday. Hours flexible between 10am-6pm. $15 per hour.

Paid through MITemps/TAMS 

Available: Now through end of December 2017

E-mail resume and cover letter addressed to hiring manager, baildon@mit.edu. 

The MIT Libraries seek a flexible, productive, and reliable Collections Assistant. The Collections Assistant will work under the direction of experienced MIT Libraries staff in the Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy (SCCS) Department to assist with collection development and to improve access to the Libraries' collections. 

The SCCS Department takes the values of open access, diversity, and social justice as a lens for framing collections decisions, and as important guideposts for navigating and favorably shaping the scholarly communications landscape. As part of the MIT Libraries Collections Directorate, the department is guided by the Directorate's Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice Task Force report. 

Tasks will vary, but may include:

  • Catalog searching to inform collections decision-making (e.g., the replacement of missing books, acceptance of gift books)
  • Working on special projects, as needed. These may include projects dealing with building diverse and inclusive collections.
  • Consulting review sources to recommend titles for purchase (e.g., identifying possible titles for purchase from review sources that highlight under-represented perspectives; searching for titles flagged in review sources by collections librarians).
  • The Collections Assistant will be completing tasks guided by existing collections workflows and documentation, and will be free to suggest improvements to streamline and clarify these workflows and documentation.

Required:
Ability to work independently in a library office setting, strong communication skills, and capacity to handle detailed work with accuracy and efficiency. Experience in searching web-based information resources.

Preferred:
Experience or coursework in academic libraries, collection development, and/or scholarly communication. Personal experience with scholarly research projects. Demonstrated interest in diversity and inclusion. 

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line)

E-mail resume and cover letter addressed to hiring manager, baildon@mit.edu

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Architecture Records Archivist, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Yale University Library seeks a strong and diverse applicant pool of candidates for Architecture Records Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives (#45109BR).

For full position description and to apply, please visit: http://www.yale.edu/jobs

Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Architecture Records Archivist is primarily responsible for the selection, appraisal, arrangement, and description of manuscript and archival materials related to architecture, but may assist with the management of other, non-architecture-related collections on an as needed basis.

  • The archivist participates in reference, instruction, and outreach activities.
  • Examines files relating to the provenance of collections, reviews pertinent historical literature, analyzes materials to determine content and the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed, and develops plans for accomplishing the work, including estimates of resources needed, for newly acquired collections related to architecture.
  • Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans; screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material; recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Prepares finding aids and catalog records for all assigned collections according to national and departmental standards.
  • Trains and supervises staff and student assistants assigned to arrangement and description projects. Provides reference services to patrons in person, by telephone and via email.  
  • Participates in departmental and interdepartmental bibliographic instruction and outreach activities and works with faculty to plan and promote classroom and research use of holdings in Manuscripts and Archives related to architecture.
  • Coordinates the transfer of personal papers and records from architectural firms and individual donors.  
  • Leads the effort to build department holdings that support teaching and research in architecture, including initiating and maintaining contacts, negotiating deeds of gift, and assisting in the surveying, packing, and transporting of materials.
  • Participates in the formulation and documentation of unit and departmental policy and procedures.  Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job.

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Metadata Assistant, Hudson Archival, Port Ewen, NY

Project: American Foundation for the Blind, Helen Keller Archives

Title: Metadata Assistant

The successful candidate will have a familiarity with the history of Helen Keller, issues relating to the blind/deaf community, and ideally with the American Foundation for the Blind. A strong facility with MS Excel, excellent typing skills, and excellent spelling/grammar are necessary.

This is a grant funded position, and is therefore a temporary position, with no guarantee of continued employment. Pay will be hourly, based on experience, and the work at our offices in Port Ewen, NY.

Reports to the Archivist at American Foundation for the Blind, and the Director of Digital Studio at Hudson Archival.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Review of images of the contents of the archive in batches.
  • Assignment of metadata including subject metadata using a controlled vocabulary and spreadsheets.
  • Communication with Director of Digital Studio to further develop and improve workflow.
  • Communication with Archivist at American Foundation for the Blind as needed to improve the quality of metadata.

Please send resume to: ToyaDubin@HudsonArchival.com

Compensation: $12 per hour payable every other week as standard payroll.

Bonus: Full time staff members at Hudson Archival are eligible for bonus based on their performance as detailed in our employee manual. You will be eligible for this bonus which is paid out quarterly. It generally amounts to $150-$175 depending upon company performance and individual employee rating.

401K: Hudson offers a 401K program to allow you to contribute to your own future. After 6 months of employment you will be eligible to contribute to our 401K plan. Matching of your contributions up to 3% of your earnings. Because this is a temporary employment contract, you will not be eligible to participate in 401K. If we make later arrangements to offer you a position on our permanent staff, you would be eligible for 401K and we would waive the waiting period based on the time you'd worked as a temporary employee.

Health Insurance: Please see the employee manual regarding Health Insurance benefits available. 30% coverage for the full time, permanent employee in the first year. Please check with Lisa Tosetti, our Controller regarding current insurance programs available and their costs. As a temporary employee you are not eligible, but should we offer you a permanent position on our staff, we would waive the waiting period based on the time you'd worked as a temporary employee.

Vacation/Personal Time Off: For full time permanent employees, 10 days paid time off after completing your first year of employment. As a temporary employee you are not eligible, but should we offer you a permanent position on our staff, we would waive the waiting period based on the time you'd worked as a temporary employee.

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Fall Intern, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum offers part-time internships in collections, archives and digital services, research, education, development, and marketing. Due to the small nature of our team, interns are encouraged to work in a multidisciplinary fashion if interested. All interns are required to provide routine tour support and contribute content to the museum's monthly blog. Internships can be used for course credit.
 
Qualifications: The Nichols House Museum seeks highly motivated graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students in the fields of art history, history, museum studies, library and information science, communications or marketing. Applicants should possess strong organizational skills and exhibit an attention to detail. Interns must commit to a minimum of one, eight-hour day per week.
 
How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by email to info@nicholshousemuseum.org with Fall Internship - [Area of Interest] in the subject line.
 
Apply by: August 31st

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Manager of Administrative Operations, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) seeks a Manager of Administrative Operations (MAO) who will perform institutional planning and resource management and guarantee the smooth operations of a large, complex, university-based museum. Reporting to both the museum's Director and OEB's Executive Director, the MAO will collaborate with administrative officers of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB). The MAO will serve as the principal point of contact and manager for numerous projects, including review of organizational structure, emergency management planning, digital technology initiatives, human resource management, financial planning, library re-envisioning, and benchmarking and data analysis. The MAO will directly supervise museum administrative staff.

Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must have at least 8 years of progressively responsible administrative management experience, including staff supervision, financial management, and sponsored research experience in an academic or research environment.

Additional Qualifications: Proven track record in building consensus among diverse constituencies. Excellent organizational, project management, and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to work as a member of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, and a transparent leadership style. Must be comfortable with and able to lead organizational change. Must be comfortable with digital technology and communication, website management, and possess strong computer skills. Harvard experience desirable.

Apply through Harvard Careers: employment.harvard.edu. Search for requisition#: 43195BR. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Congress of Cataloging & Metadata: 9th Workshop, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, MX

It is our pleasure to inform you that registration for the 9th workshop is now open. The Cataloging and Metadata meeting info can be found here: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Programa_9ECYM.pdf. These meetings will be held on this September 11th from 10-2pm. 

You can choose from these 3 workshops: 

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF RELATIONS BETWEEN INFORMATION ENTITIES IN THE MODEL FRBR (Functional Requirements RECORDS OF BIBLIOGRAPHIC). Dr. Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano. UNAM. Institute of Library Research and Information. Objective: The participant will understand the main types of relationships between information entities that are possible within the model FRBR model (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) and their inclusion in the records of catalogs and other tools of information retrieval.
  2. Cataloging Electronic RESOURCES IN MARC RDA 21. Lic. Alfredo Roberto Ruiz Bramlett. UNAM. Bibliographical Research Institute / National Library of Mexico. Objective: At the end of the workshop the participant will apply the GDR code in cataloging electronic resources and identify the attributes that should be included in the catalog records for this type of information objects.
  3. MAPPING MAPPING MATERIALS WITH RDA. Mtro. Luis Javier Felix Acosta. Edith Osornio through Osornio. UNAM. General Directorate of Libraries. Objective: The participant will identify the elements necessary for cataloging and codification of cartographic material, applying the rules RDA (Resource Description and Access) and major labels MARC21 format.

The recovery fee is $500.00 each workshop. Register and enroll here: http://iibi.unam.mx/informesec.html 

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Administrative Assistant, Finance & Development, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Providence Public Library is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to assist and provide support to our Finance and Development offices. This is a newly formed position with opportunities for growth depending on performance and demonstrated skill sets. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

PAYABLES CLERK - cutting accounts payable checks in our financial management system, mailing out bills, communicating with vendors, checking payable for accuracy, filing

BANKING/RECEIVABLES - assist in processing and making physical bank deposits, including picking up and reconciling monies from various departments

DEVELOPMENT - assisting with charitable gift processing, direct mailings, gift acknowledgement, and other administrative duties as necessary

MISC - Ordering, tracking, and delivering office supplies, posting and delivering outgoing mail. Packaging and tracking toner for shipping/recycling. Copying, faxing, filing, shredding and other admin. tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous experience with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

  • Previous experience with Development/Fundraising

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Robust communication skills

  • A can-do attitude and willingness to ask questions and learn

  • Knowledge of financial software preferred.

SALARY

(Hourly): $18-$20 an hour depending on experience

10-15 hours per week, flex-time available

DEADLINE FOR RESUME/COVER LETTER

September 1, 2017

RESUME, COVER LETTER and REFERENCES TO:

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email: hr@provlib.org 

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Head Librarian, Information Services, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

HEAD LIBRARIAN, INFORMATION SERVICES

Providence Public Library (PPL) is pleased to announce a reorganized unit within the library -- Technology and Information Services. In 2018, the Library will also begin a major transformation of most of its public service spaces, including a new technology-rich information commons, the Workshop (an open learning and collaborative space) and a merged public services desk, and is seeking to add an innovative seasoned service-oriented individual to join our leadership team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, high-tech learning organization and contribute to a progressive, service oriented library.

POSITION SUMMARY

This key position reports to the Director of Technology and Information Services and innovatively champions the merging of two of the library's more traditional units (Circulation and Reference) to provide responsive and effective circulation and reference support across all aspects of Information Services operations.  The incumbent is accountable for activities related to both Circulation and Reference operations including borrower services, interlibrary loan, delivery, collection development, reference, instruction and outreach.  The incumbent supervises the delivery of point-of-need assistance to library customer and visitors, including second tier technology troubleshooting and support.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Directs Information Services team in providing reference, readers/audiovisual/technology advisory and borrower services for library customers

  • Leads teams to create, coordinate and present library programs, special events and outreach for community and to provide high quality borrower services

  • Creates and maintains schedule for Information Services team in consultation with Senior Information Services Specialist

  • Works collaboratively with Education Department to present public programs and develop complementary services including the library's new public service spaces (reference to Workshop space)

  • Coordinate department's instructional efforts including leading and/or developing workshops, series, etc.

  • Works with internal Marketing team to create and coordinate publicity and marketing for library Information programs and events

  • Works collaboratively with Senior Information Services Specialist to coordinate department efforts in library marketing, including book display merchandising, blog posts, digital signage, website, and social media contributions, etc.

  • Develops relationships with area libraries and organizations through presentations and collaborative projects

  • Supervises Information Services team and volunteers; organizes ongoing training for both teams

  • Provides Adult reference and reader's advisory service to library customers

  • Assists Head Curator of Collections with collection development and management projects

  • Participates fully as member of Library's Collection Development team

  • Participates in Library's data collection and analysis efforts

  • Participates fully as member of Library Management Team; willing to work evenings and weekends; performs related duties as required

  • Participates in professional development activities at local and state level as necessary

  • Stays current with library trends and emerging technologies

  • Spanish speaking is very desirable

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Librarian with an MLS from a graduate library school accredited by ALA and 5 years progressively more responsible professional library experience required
  • A strong background in computers/technology, digital literacy and non-print materials formats
  • Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills
  • Enjoys learning as well as teaching
  • Ability to train and supervise library staff
  • Evidence of teaching/presentation experience and facility
  • Strong organizational talents
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude
  • Poise in a busy setting serving library customers and staff with high expectations
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to library customers of all ages
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, local government personnel
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others
  • Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations
  • Warm, outgoing personality

The position is best filled by an energetic, innovative individual with an ALA accredited MLS and 5 years'  library experience, with a minimum of 3 years of demonstrable supervisory experience.  Knowledge of automated library systems, reference and circulation service operations, databases, copyright law, and web development strongly preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Interest in library trends and emerging technologies, intermediate word processing and spreadsheet abilities, and ease with technology and social media are imperative. Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to customer-centered services and flexibility is critical. Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.

SALARY

No less than $45,000 and commensurate with appropriate experience. This is a full-time position in a business casual environment with excellent benefits.

DEADLINE FOR RESUME/COVER LETTER

September 1, 2017

RESUME, COVER LETTER and REFERENCES TO:

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email:  hr@provlib.org

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Programs & Exhibition Manager, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

Providence Public Library (PPL) is a private, independent nonprofit 501-c-3 institution and is in its fourth year of implementing its Strategic Plan - Think Again! Part of the Library's strategy is to create impactful programming with measureable outcomes that connect to our target audiences: Art and design community, teens, very young children/caregivers, DownCity residents, and workforce development for immigrants, English language learners and other job seekers. We're looking for an experienced Programs and Exhibition Manager who will bring enthusiasm and passion to our institution.

Another key aspect for the Strategic Plan is the creation of a yearly Program and Exhibition Series. It is the responsibility of the Programs and Exhibition Manager to coordinate an annual exhibition and program series that are both educationally impactful and complementary to the physical items on display during the course of the yearly exhibition. The Programs and Exhibition Manager works closely internally with the Education and Collections Departments and externally with other organizations and community groups to ensure high quality programming, not only during the focused Program and Exhibition Series, but year around. During the course of the year the Programs and Exhibition Manager will also arrange PPL's ongoing conversation series, the Empire Club. This position should have strong contacts with the Providence humanities, art, and cultural communities, and a proven track record of collaboration and expertly curated quality experiences. The incumbent will also base programming on evidence of community needs and interests particularly those of the Library's target audiences.

The Programs and Exhibition Manager oversees a staff of one, whose primary job is to coordinate the rental of library spaces to outside individuals and organizations, working closely with PPL's exclusive caterer, Russell Morin's Fine Catering. 

DUTIES

  • Oversees adult programming, coordinating with other library staff for intergenerational programming when possible.
  • Seeks and promotes library engagement with community agencies and organizations for mutual benefit.
  • Serves as a library representative in the community.
  • Assists in communication and marketing efforts, including website, print and social media, to promote and highlight library cultural activities.
  • Communicates effectively and warmly with diverse staff and public.
  • Contributes input and feedback to the Management Team for areas of improvement and innovation.
  • Oversees the yearly Program and Exhibition Series and acts as liaison between the Education and Collections Departments, coordinating a cohesive and impactful series of humanities and educational programs that compliments the yearly theme and physical items on display.
  • Oversees The Empire Club series
  • Understands library policies and procedures and applies them to library operations.
  • Champions and models collaboration across all library departments
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters in appropriate field of study.
  • Previous professional library experience highly preferred.
  • Outstanding skills and evidence for building and being part of teams.
  • Strong evidence of gathering and responding to input from the community.
  • Flexible and positive approach to work and the ability to take advantage of opportunities to accomplish shared goals.
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to take positively handle abstract and concrete variables
  • Excellent customer service skills including high level of diplomacy.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Computer expertise required.
  • Ability to effectively follow instructions from supervisor with ability to self start.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information in written and verbal form.
  • Outstanding small and large meeting facilitation skills

SALARY

Commensurate with appropriate experience.  This is a full-time position in a business casual environment with excellent benefits.

DEADLINE FOR RESUME/COVER LETTER

September 1, 2017

RESUME, COVER LETTER and REFERENCES TO:

Human Resources
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Email: hr@provlib.org

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Library Information Management Intern, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Library Information Management Intern (Medical/Health Focused) - Patient and Family Education Program 

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, Health Literacy/Patient & Family Education, the Library Information Management Intern will lead the redesign of the internal document repository for the hospital's patient and family education materials. This repository contains more than 2,000 health education materials on a variety of topics, from specific diseases and treatments to health behaviors and discharge instructions. The hospital presently uses Microsoft SharePoint as its document repository. 

Responsibilities of the Library Information Management Intern may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Conducting an initial assessment of the current internal document repository organization and drafting recommendations
  • Clean-up of current metadata in document repository (training will be provided)
  • Drafting a new library infrastructure, drawing upon end-user focus group feedback and best practices in library information management
  • Development of new library infrastructure (with assistance from the Patient & Family Education team)

The intern must be available to work on-site at Boston Children's Hospital's Main Campus in the Longwood area. 

Required education and skills:

  • Interest and/or knowledge of health/medical library management
  • Currently enrolled in information management or library science program
  • Strong interest in cataloging, indexing, and metadata
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • Education in medical information management a plus, but not required

Training in the following areas will be provided:

  • Hospital's internal document management system, SharePoint

Length and Hours of Internship

3-6 months (this is flexible), 10 hours/week (this is flexible)

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship. Credits can be provided if needed.

Internship Location:

Boston Children's Hospital

300 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

How to apply:

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Kristin Barton, Project Manager, Health Literacy/Patient & Family Education, at kristin.barton@childrens.harvard.edu

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Library Director, Provincetown Public Library, Provincetown, MA

The Town of Provincetown is seeking candidates for the position of Library Director. The Provincetown Public Library serves a diverse community seasonally ranging in population. The Library Trustees are committed to providing excellent customer service and expanding collections and programming in an interactive digital environment. The Library, established in 1873, occupies a recently renovated 1860 National Historic property. The Library Trustees' vision is one of a public library that is a model in terms of representing its community both in traditional library services and in cultural storytelling.

Responsibilities: The Library Director works under the policy direction of the Board of Library Trustees, the administrative direction of the Town Manager and works closely with other elected and appointed Town officials. The Director oversees and monitors all Library operations, including budgeting, managing personnel and volunteers, programming, fundraising, grant writing, managing archives and facilities. The Director conducts long-range planning, prepares the budget and related reports, recommends and implements Board policies, compiles statistics, performs public relations activities, represents the library at civic organizations, participates in the work of professional organizations, confers with library patrons on matters involving suggestions, complaints and questions. The Director supervises the development of the library's collection and directs and approves materials selections and supervises the preparation of financial records and manages expenditures.

Qualifications: Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program, six years of experience in library administration and supervision or equivalent thereof preferred. The successful candidate should have a professional record documenting vision, creativity, collaborative and consensus-building skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, grant writing and fundraising experience, a commitment to the development of technology for its potential to deliver library service and promote the library, budgetary experience, strong organizational and planning skills, and experience working with a diverse community in a fast-paced environment. 

Salary based on qualifications. Benefit package included. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained from the Office of the Town Manager, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 or www.provincetown-ma.gov. Completed applications, resume and three professional references should be submitted to the Office of the Town Manager. The Town of Provincetown is an equal opportunity employer.

David B. Panagore, Town Manager

Posted: Town Hall & http://www.provincetown-ma.gov: July 20, 2017

Published: Provincetown Banner: July 27 & August 3, 2017

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

Posting Date: August 8, 2017

Salary: $65,695 - $87,480, in ten steps

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week

Schedule: During MVLC Office hours (M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Job Title: Systems Librarian

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Description:

Do you see yourself as a person whose purpose it is to make sure that technology is easy to use, meets the library's needs, stays as out-of-the-way, and is as transparent as possible? Are you happy when staff do not have to think about the technology (unless they want to)? If you answered yes to these questions, we have a position for you!

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

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

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

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

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

The Systems Librarian will:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Work Environment:

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

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

Physical Demands:

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

Closing Date: When Filled

How to Apply:

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

About Us:

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

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Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st Century, Berlin, Germany

The Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 invites you to apply for our "Impact School: Science Transfer in the 21st century". The impact school is a three-days training programme tailored to up-and-coming researchers that want to learn the skills to maximize their research impact. It responds to the development that in times of digitization, ever-shorter innovation cycles, and increasing doubt in the scientific authority, the question appears what scientist can do to foster knowledge transfer und thus to increase the impact of their research. The sessions will be held by experts in their respective fields and cover the three dimensions societal impact, economic impact, and political impact.

The impact school takes place from 29 November to 1 December 2017 at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. It is organised by mStats DS GmbH, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), and the ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

Further information for application can be found in the attached PDF or on our website: http://www.leibniz-science20.de/impactschool/

The deadline for the application is 30 September 2017.

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Call for Papers: HIKM

11th Australasian Conference on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM)
Brisbane, 29 January - 2 February 2018
http://www.hikm.net.au

Held in conjunction with the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW) is the premier event for Computer Science researchers across Australasia that comprises several conferences covering a wide range Computer Science topics. ACSW is attended by many national and international delegates comprising academics, industry representatives and HDR students. HIKM has been a leading forum for academic research in the area of computing in support of healthcare in the Pacific Australasian region for over a decade. Submission of papers presenting original unpublished work is now open. Accepted papers will be published with ACM Press. Papers should address current research topics in the field of computational intelligence, big data analytics, health analytics and systems, information and knowledge management applied to healthcare. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Data science and analytics for healthcare:

  • big data analytics, health analytics, knowledge discovery, data mining and visualization
  • health information management
  • health workflow management
  • interoperability protocols, terminologies, and ontologies
  • standards for healthcare computing and health data
  • collections and registries, data linkage and integration
  • modelling spatial biological data
  • privacy / security issues on healthcare
  • public and population large and big dataset predictive analytics and surveillance

Use and integration of computing in healthcare:

  • biomedical devices and systems
  • biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • clinical and healthcare decision support systems
  • conceptual models and architectures health information systems
  • consumer information systems
  • design and implementation for new models of care
  • use and quality of health data
  • electronic health records and systems
  • health informatics education
  • mobile platforms and BYOD in healthcare
  • online and web interventions in healthcare
  • telemedicine and remote healthcare services

Submission and Publication
HIKM calls for four types of submissions:

  • Abstract Alone. 200 word (excluding references) abstracts will be reviewed by at least two expert reviewers for originality, significance, and relevance to the workshop. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a 3-5 minute talk at HIKM
  • Doctoral Consortium Extended Abstract. 700 word (excluding references) abstracts will be reviewed by at least two expert reviewers for originality, significance, and relevance to the workshop. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a 3-5 minute talk at HIKM and attend a half day Doctoral Consortium event for specific feedback on their doctoral proposals
  • Full papers. Each full paper will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two expert reviewers. Papers will be assessed on the basis of originality, significance, technical quality, relevance to the workshop, and presentation of the content. There is no need to submit an Abstract Alone prior to the Full Paper submission.
  • Accepted full papers will be included in the Proceedings of ACSW 2018, to be published by ACM, the proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS, SCI (ISI) and SemanticScholar.
  • Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length, and must conform to formatting instructions for all ACSW submissions as detailed at http://hikm.net.au/cfp.html/
  • Submission of a paper will be regarded as an undertaking that it will not be under consideration simultaneously elsewhere, and that should the paper be accepted, at least one author will register and attend the conference to present the work.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit more than one paper, however registration will entitle authors to present only one paper. In the event of multiple papers accepted from the same author, a co-author will be required to register and present.
  • No-show papers are defined as papers submitted by authors who subsequently do not present the paper in-person at HIKM. No-shows will normally not be available on ACM Digital Library or other public access ACM forums.

Tutorials/Workshop. Submissions are called for half/full day tutorials on a topic of interest to HIKM delegates. Submit a max 300 word synopsis of the tutorial, intended audience and brief biographical description of presenter(s) to a.stranieri@federation.edu.auusing the template at http://hikm.net.au/hikm_cft.pdf

Tutorial submissions will be assessed on the expertise of presenters and the relevance to a HIKM audience. Please note, all tutorial presenters will be required to register for HIKM


HIKM 2018 Timeline
Abstract Only: 10 September 2017.
Author notification for Abstract Only 17 September 2017
Full Paper Submission: 10 September 2017
Author Notification: 23 October 2017
Camera-ready/Registration: 6 November 2017
Tutorial/Workshop Proposals: 10 September 2017
Notification: 23 September 2017
ACSW Conference: 29 January to 2 February 2018

More details about the HIKM conference can be got from the attached CFP and CFT documents.

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Call for Proposals: Information Ethics Roundtable 2018

Information Ethics Roundtable 2018
Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
May 17-18, 2018

Proposals Due: February 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 5, 2018
Full papers due: April 23, 2018

http://www.ier2018.info/

The 16th annual Information Ethics Roundtable (IER) will explore the interconnections and interdependencies between Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture that exist in the contemporary information society. Our daily lives and activities take place in digital media; information provision is highly personalized; decision-making is guided (automated) by the use of algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence; personal information is traded on the information market by platforms and data brokers; and surveillance, in many forms, is increasingly pervading both the public-facing and more intimate aspects of our daily lives. In the 2018 edition of IER, we seek proposals that approach these interconnections and interdependencies through the lens of information ethics (writ large, to include those working in multiple fields and with differing methods).

The Information Ethics Roundtable (held annually since 2003) is a yearly conference that brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology, and law to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship.

Proposals for IER 2018 should be situated within the general field of information ethics (although participants are expected to come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds) and, ideally, should connect two or more of the following areas of inquiry:

  • Surveillance, privacy, and/or data protection?  
  • Algorithms, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Digital culture, digital media, social media, and/or other forms of digital media (non-)use?

Proposal requirements
We invite two types of proposals:

  1. Papers: please submit a 500-word abstract of your paper.  If accepted, you are expected to submit a full paper prior to the Roundtable, and you will be presenting the paper at the conference.  The paper will not be stored in a public repository or published in proceedings.
  2. Panels: please submit a 1500-word description of your panel.  The description should include: i) description of the topic, ii)  biographies of the panel members, ii) organization of the panel.  It is a requirement that panels focus tightly on a specific emergent topic, technology, phenomena, policy, or the like, with clear connections between the presentations.

Proposals should be sent to: sille.obelitz@hum.ku.dk
Please include the subject line: "IER 2018 proposal"

We are also interested in receiving expressions of interest to serve as a commenter/discussant for another person's paper, as each author with an accepted paper will be paired with a commenter who will provide formal feedback and comments during the conference (after the initial paper presentation; discussants will be included in the official conference program). Expressions of interest should be sent to: sille.obelitz@hum.ku.dk by April 16, 2018, although decisions will be made on a rolling basis after March 5, 2018 (the paper notification deadline). Please include the subject line: "IER 2018 commenter."


Deadlines
Submission of Proposals (papers and panels):  Monday February 5, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: Mon