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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 10/01/2016. 

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: Monday March 5, 2018

Full Paper Deadline: Monday April 23, 2018

Registration Deadline: Friday May 4, 2018

Conference Dates: Thursday & Friday May 17-18, 2018

More information on conference website:  http://www.ier2018.info/

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Public Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Sherborn Library, Sherborn, MA

The Public Services Librarian for the Sherborn Library works a 40-hour a week position, including one weeknight and rotating monthly Saturdays. The position also serves as Assistant Director. Responsibilities include implementing adult programming, performs research, interlibrary loan and readers' advisory services, updates events on the website and social media, provides technology help to the public, and oversees the training, supervision, and scheduling of circulation desk staff. The Library is actively used by the community (pop. 4,473). Currently, the Library is under construction and will reopen in early 2018, expanded to 25,000 s.f. with new systems, furnishings, and happenings. The temporary Library is housed in the 1858 Town House, Sherborn Community Center, 3 Sanger St. The Public Services Librarian will gain the unique experience of planning for the reopening of the renovated and expanded Library and help initiate new services. 

Qualifications

A Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MLS) is preferred or progress towards the MLS. A Bachelor's degree is required.  Relevant work experience, education and personal talents shall also be given consideration in the hiring decision. Familiarity with an array of technology currently offered in the public library setting, as well as fluency with office management software are highly desirable qualifications. The ideal candidate will have the spark to innovate, be an energetic self-starter who is dedicated to public service and able to show a consistently positive demeanor to the public and staff. The candidate of choice will also be a well-read, informed individual who is interested in learning the principles and practices of library administration in the municipal environment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$50,000 - $53,372 commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date

September 18, 2017

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted beginning August 31. The application deadline is September 18 and may be extended until the position is filled. Application must be accompanied by a completed Town of Sherborn "Employment Application" located on the Town of Sherborn Human Resources page at SherbornMA.org or by following this link: http://sherbornma.org/Pages/SherbornMA_HumanResources/Employment%20Application%2011-1-16.pdf

Send your resume, the completed Town of Sherborn "Employment Application", a cover letter and the contact information for three professional references to:

Email: EJohnston@minlib.net

USPS: Elizabeth Johnston, Director, Sherborn Library, 4 Sanger St., Sherborn, MA  01770 

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Research Services Librarian, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Fidelity Investments Research Services Librarian, Boston Requisition 1706186

Reporting to the Director of Content Management within the Investment Information Services (IIS) organization, the Research Services Librarian's primary responsibility is to track and maintain critical data sets and attributes for the Research Services subscribed to by Fidelity and assist the research vote administrators. This includes working with several proprietary databases including the Fidelity Research Voting platform and IIS InfoCenter catalog. Research Voting is a quarterly process by which Investment Professionals vote points based on their assessment of the value of services received from external research providers. The IIS InfoCenter is a collection of industry and reference materials for use by research librarians and investment professionals as part of the research process. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain Research Voting System Databases, including firm maintenance, broker representative lists and contact information changes that may result from mergers, name changes or other corporate actions; deactivate inactive services from database
  • Maintain voter-related data, including group associations and budget data as directed
  • Create and deliver regular and ad hoc research vote reports
  • Ensure data is ready for report cycle and management approval, including reviewing broker report cards for accuracy prior to distribution
  • Maintain investment professional classification database and manage user soft $ eligibility
  • Gather critical Investment Professional feedback on all contractual research services by conducting surveys and entitlement reviews for renewals
  • Partner with IIS colleagues on Vendor Relations and Vendor Administration for change management tickets for research services
  • Issue and track spend approvals as part of the research service spend notification process
  • Participate in enhancement discussions for internal systems and external vendor products
  • Collaborate with Research Services team on external and internal audit requests
  • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical IIS InfoCenter collection

Experience and Education

  • MLS or progress towards MLS required
  • 3-5+ years' experience in financial services, preferably in asset management

Skills and Knowledge

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Have attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks concurrently under strict time constraints
  • Effectively work with diverse personalities in a dynamic environment across all levels of staff and management
  • Knowledge of research process and the mutual fund industry

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

www.fidelitycareers.com reference requisition 1706186 

 

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Teen Services & Reference Librarian, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

Teen Services & Reference Librarian (Full Time), Hudson, NH 

The Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a full-time Teen Services & Reference Librarian to continue our active engagement with teens and tweens.  Located next door to Alvirne High School, we've intentionally become an extension of the Alvirne campus, offering content, programs, and a place to hang out.  The Teen Services & Reference Librarian works hand in hand with our Adult Services and Children's Librarians.

Duties: Supports and provides creative and engaging library programs for young people in grades 6 through 12.  Duties include programming, collection development and outreach activities to our community's middle and high school.  Also responsible for maintaining a strong social media presence, including regular blog posts on our Teen blog and library Facebook page, and on other social media.  The Teen Services Librarian oversees and coordinates Reference Services with the Adult Services Librarian and is responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs, providing reference services, readers' advisory, and digital literacy and computer assistance to library patrons.  The Reference & Teen Services Librarian also assists with the library's non-fiction collection development and reports to the Library Director.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or a Bachelor's Degree with appropriate coursework is required, along with a minimum of two years experience working directly with young people.  Facility with library computer applications, social media and Microsoft Office required, along with excellent organizational and communication skills and attentiveness to detail.  Must have excellent customer service skills, be willing to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend rotations at a public service desk, and enjoy working with people in a collaborative environment.  Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

Closing Date:  September 15, 2017 or until filled.

Salary: $18.00 to start DOE, 40 hours per week. 

To Apply: Send resume, letter of interest, 3 references to: 

Rodgers Memorial Library

194 Derry Road

Hudson, NH  03051

Attention: Charlie Matthews, Library Director

Or e-mail to charliematthews@rodgerslibrary.org

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Library & Archives Assistant, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Library and Archives Assistant (Saturdays)

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a part-time Library and Archives Assistant to cover Saturdays. This position performs a variety of duties related to the provision of library and information services on Saturdays, including circulation desk assistance and maintenance of library materials and premises, and also assists in the development and management of the College archives.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in activities and maintenance of the circulation/information desk, including supervision of the student assistant on duty
  • Provide reserve and other materials to patrons, and assist patrons in finding and using library resources
  • Collaborate with the Research Support Librarian and Library Technician to receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources
  • Assist in the processing, arranging and describing of backlog of archival materials, including but not limited to: College records; student, faculty, and staff publications; prints and photographs; event memorabilia; oral histories; correspondence; and personal papers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous academic library experience desired
  • Experience in archives processing required; LIS students/graduates with a concentration in archives management are encouraged to apply
  • Strong customer service experience and a positive attitude
  • Proficiency with using library software and systems
  • The ideal candidate is mature, dependable, and someone who can be relied upon to work every Saturday, year-round

HOURS

  • Saturday: 9am-4pm, year-round
  • Hours may be subject to minor changes, with advance notice 
  • Some training during week before first scheduled Saturday will also need to be completed, and occasionally throughout the year

SALARY

  • $15/hour

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to HRDepartment@neco.edu.

New England College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

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Historical Librarian & Archivist, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Historical Librarian and Archivist

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

University of Maryland, Baltimore

A unique opportunity exists at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library the Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist develops, curates, and oversees the historical collections of the founding library of the University System of Maryland. These collections reflect the history, heritage, and growth of the schools and disciplines of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, including the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. It is crucial for the incumbent to have a sense of, and respect for, the historical heritage of the institution, working with old documentation, print and digital collections, and recognizing the history of the institution as living, vital, and being created daily. This faculty librarian understands the merits of old items as originals, or reborn converted digitals, keeping the past alive into the future through constituent outreach and the use of new technologies and new formats. The successful candidate will understand and accept a role as the "face" of the HS/HSL, reaching out to university and extramural researchers interested in the history of the institution.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty.   For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curation and maintenance of the historical and special collections of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
  • Outreach to, and nurturing of relationships with the various schools, units, and alumni associations.
  • Providing historical reference and genealogical support to university administration, fund raisers, individual researchers, public relations staff, alumni, other organizations, locally and around the world.
  • Presentations, as needed and requested, advancing the strategic priorities of the HS/HSL related to historical and special collections.
  • Maintenance of the Historical/Special Collections web pages (http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/resources/historical/).
  • Maintaining and growing the UMB Alumni database.
  • Collaborating with the UMB Digital Archives team to assist in the Identification, collection, and curation of contemporary documents judged to be of historical significance for the archive of the history of the HS/HSL and UMB.
  • Identifying historical resources (pre-1945) for digitization and inclusion in the UMB Digital Archive.
  • Service on the HS/HSL's Exhibits, Displays, and Promotions Committee.
  • Participating actively on university committees related to the history of UMB.
  • Maintaining relevant professional affiliations and pursuing research and professional development activities.

REQUIRED:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • Specialization or experience in archives or historical collections.
  • Three to five years' experience in an academic library or relevant coursework supportive of the position duties.
  • Experience with handling, storing, and managing historical and rare books; conversant with and knowledgeable about developments in the history of books and printing
  • Outstanding research and detective skills, curiosity, and the ability to focus and dig deep for answers in esoteric and specialized resources
  • Experience with historical reference resources such as Garrison's History of Medicine and Morton's Medical Bibliography.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of new archival and digital technologies for the preservation and dissemination of historic content.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences
  • Experience and knowledge of historical developments, particularly in medicine and related fields.
  • Experience with scanners and other preservation technologies.
  • Working knowledge of a major European language such as Latin, German, French, or Spanish.
  • Experience creating exhibits and displays.
  • Experience with grant-writing and extramural funding.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities. 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 22, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HistLib.    

MINIMUM SALARY: $60,000 commensurate with experience

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

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

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

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Government Records Archivist, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, KS

The Kansas Historical Society seeks to hire a Government Records Archivist to support the State Archives Division's program to appraise, acquire, arrange & describe, preserve, and make available to the public permanently valuable Kansas government records. 

State of Kansas job posting:
http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=187428

Complete position description:

http://www.kshs.org/about/pdfs/pd_program_consultant.pdf

The Government Records Archivist will:

  • Identify, appraise, acquire, arrange, describe and preserve Kansas government records (analog and digital) deemed to possess enduring value;
  • Develop records retention and disposition schedules for state and county government agencies;
  • Provide guidance to state agencies and local governments on records management and preservation practices;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage and develop records management best practices training for State and Local Agencies; and
  • Assist in preparing and evaluating grant applications. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Six months of experience in planning, implementing and monitoring activities relevant to the agency's programs. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred Selection Criteria and Competencies:

Master's degree in history or library/information science with an archival administration concentration, or a related field is preferred. Certified Archivist credential preferred but not required. Digital Archives Specialist certificate preferred but not required. 

The successful applicant will have knowledge of:

  • Methods & best practices in the following areas:
    • Archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and reference
    • Digital preservation
    • Records and information management
  • Electronic information systems including
    • Document and/or content management systems
    • Imaging systems
    • Database management systems
  • Metadata standards for archives, records management, and digital preservation
  • International standards and best practices related to trusted digital repositories
  • American history with special emphasis on western and Kansas history 

The position requires the ability to:

  • work with a variety of people and in a team environment;
  • balance multiple projects;
  • meet deadlines;
  • express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, to groups with varying expertise in the relevant subject matter;
  • develop and present training materials to a broad range of audiences;
  • exhibit independent judgment regarding major program changes or policy decisions.

HOW TO APPLY:

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form:

https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data

Note: Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number. 

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas online Application Form:

https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply)

Select Historical Society and submit. 

STEP 3:  Email these additional required documents to jobs@kshs.org   Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of college transcripts
  • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate 

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html 

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Contact:

Megan Rohleder, Electronic Records Archivist

Megan.Rohleder@ks.gov

785-272-8681 Ext. 286

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position.

What to Expect Next:

After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete.  You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Veterans Preference' Eligible (VPE):

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager.  See http://jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-04

Posting Date: 15 August 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

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

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

The Audiovisual Archives has 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-04, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached) This posting is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-17-AV-04- [Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

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

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

Provides assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library resources including using the online catalog, databases, Internet, etc.  Assists in collection development and program development - story hours, reading clubs, outreach to area preschools and daycares, and other events. Maintains children's web page; and assists with all matters related to Children's Room circulation of materials. Must maintain knowledge of children's technology and programming developments Must be committed to providing high level of public service and maintaining an orderly and calm atmosphere in a very busy Children's Room. This position comes with a full benefits package and four weeks of vacation each year.

Please visit the Town of Belmont Website to view the full job description:

http://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/belmontma/files/pages/childrens_librarian_august_2017.pdf

Qualifications

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year public library and children's programming. Knowledge of children's literature, automated library systems, principles and practices of library work and information technology required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

35 hours per week, pay range is $27.0194 to $32.3918 depending on experience

Closing Date

September 11th

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human- resources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov  or fax to 617-993-2471 by September 11th 2017

Posted

2017-08-15 |  Quick link to this job 

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Technology Librarian Intern, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

5 hours per week $23.53 per hour

Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town's Human Resources Department by September 11st 2017.

The Belmont Public Library has an opportunity for a Masters in Library Science student to work with the Technology Librarian on software and hardware installs, computer maintenance, basic troubleshooting, and assisting with technology programs for patrons such as LegosWeDo, Girls Who Code, and One on One patron technology assistance.

This position is open to anyone enrolled in the Library Science Master's Degree Program at Simmons College with a strong desire to learn more about technology and its use in Libraries by patrons and staff. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively, with a strong sense of responsibility and possess the ability to integrate information to problem solve effectively. Basic skills requirements are: Interest in computers, programming, new technology and basic computer use skills.

This positon does not qualify for benefits other than those required by law. This position is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement. This position has an Hourly Rate of $23.53 working 5 hours weekly during the Simmons Fall Semester (flexible based upon candidates class schedule).

Resumes 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 617-993-2741 by the closing date of September 11th 2017. 

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Binghamton University Libraries, Vestal, NY

Are you interested in a leadership position in digital scholarship? The Binghamton University Libraries is seeking a Digital Scholarship Librarian to play a key role in planning a Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) and to manage our institutional repository. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will have the opportunity to expand and enhance the University's teaching, learning, and research in digital scholarship by developing and implementing services for the DSC during and after its establishment, as well as promoting the institutional repository.

An ALA-accredited MLS degree, demonstrated knowledge of digital scholarship and experience managing digital projects are required.  This is a tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here:  https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88061

Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU

Review of applications will begin September 12, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information visit:

https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88061  

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Administrative Assistant II, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

MITemp Job Description:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II, Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries to provide comprehensive administrative support and coordination for the department including the conservation unit and the Lewis Music Library. Under minimal supervision, perform complex and diverse duties in following areas: support of the work of the Institute Archivist and the staff; supply inventory; facilities maintenance and operations; and event and meeting logistics. Coordinate purchasing and accounting with other Collections Directorate administrative assistants. Anticipate and initiate actions in areas of responsibility which requires knowledge of the Institute and other departments. Serve as liaison with staff in MIT Libraries administrative services, facilities and information technology, the Administrative Support Group, and other Institute offices. May function as a high-level individual contributor or coordinator of multiple projects.

(15-20 hrs/wk, preferable availability includes Fridays; Duration: 6 months; Available immediately)

Typical duties:
Administrative

  • pick-up and distribute daily incoming and outgoing mail, faxes and various deliveries
  • assist with event and staff meeting scheduling and logistics including arranging for A/V, catering and setting-up and breakdown of space
  • may take meeting notes and develop and maintain supporting wikis and web pages
  • help manage shared calendars
  • arrange for moving services, overnight delivery and other shipping services
  • assist with preparation of materials such as annual reports, grant proposals
  • proofread, suggest editorial changes, and format a variety of documents
  • maintain effective electronic and paper filing systems
  • process requisitions for student and MITemp workers; may approve timesheets
  • may assist staff with travel arrangements, expense reports and reimbursements
  • may staff or back-up reading room desk and assist researchers
  • may supervise student workers

Procurement and accounting:

  • work with Collections Administrative Assistant to ensure work is within established financial budget and follows budgetary guidelines in supply, space and operational procurement responsibilities 
  • work with Collections Administrative Assistant to order and maintain regular inventories of supplies in various locations
  • receive, research and handle special supply requests from staff; may select vendors
  • unpack and re-stock supplies, as received; sign and date packing slips 

Space and operations: 

  • handle general, daily housekeeping of IASC space including break area 
  • escort MIT Facilities and external service staff through IASC spaces
  • arrange and oversee space maintenance and repairs by MIT Facilities, including receiving requests from staff, facilitating weekly custodial work and scheduling periodic cleaning of storage spaces
  • arrange for bulk trash removal, recycling, and shredding service
  • analyze and address problems with shared office equipment and arrange for and oversee service with appropriate MIT or external services; maintain related records
  • serve as a primary contact for Libraries' desk-top technology staff and consultants
  • coordinate space arrangements for staff; assemble office furnishings, arrange for disposal of surplus equipment and furniture; move furniture and furnishings
  • coordinate Maihaugen Gallery installation contractors (painters, installers, A.V.); maintain gallery components, supplies and storage
  • may assist with collections moves and shifts of materials in storage spaces
  • Reports to the Institute Archivist and Head

Job Requirements: 
REQUIRED: at least two years' office experience; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to function autonomously with minimal supervision in a highly visible position that is subject to frequent interruptions, work as part of a team, organize, set priorities, and multitask; exceptional analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills; sensitivity to organizational dynamics; proven ability to deal tactfully with faculty, students, and staff; advanced computer proficiency using SAP, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, FileMaker, and Outlook; willingness to learn new programs and software as needed; ability to work under pressure and adapt to changes in work requirements; strong writing and proofreading skills; discretion, good judgment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs.

Application Instructions:

For further information: contact Tom Rosko: rosko@mit.edu, 617-253-5688

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Librarian, Town of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Librarian II - Assistant Branch Supervisor

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a Librarian II for the Coolidge Corner Branch. The Librarian II will assist in the daily operation and supervision of the branch library.

Tasks:

Responsible for library in absence of Branch Supervisor; staff the public service desk. Responds to reference questions and provides Reader's Advisory service. Assists patrons to find resources to fulfill their information needs using the online catalog, electronic databases, the Internet, and other resources. Provides information to patrons on library policies, services, activities, facilities, and regulations. Troubleshoots computer problems for staff and patrons. Solve problems with computers, printers, and office machines. Teaches a variety of computer skills to patrons on a one-on-one basis. Performs similar or related work as required.

Qualifications:

Master's of Library and Information Science degree, supplemented by additional-training in library technology and two to three years of experience in library operations and supervisory experience required. Excellent customer service and problem solving skills. Must possess the skill to supervise staff and organize work priorities. A high degree of computer literacy and a demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies are required. Knowledge of public library principles and procedures. Working knowledge of Internet and social media trends.

Starting Salary $29.33 plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by August 28, 2017 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University Boston, MA

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 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/2703/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/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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Library Circulation Aide, Town of Dudley, Dudley, MA

The Town of Dudley is accepting applications for a temporary/substitute Library Circulation Aide. Position is part-time, 8-12 hours per week and may include some evening and Saturday hours. 

Duties include circulation of books and other library materials; processing interlibrary loans; clerical/administrative tasks; assisting patrons in the use of library technology such as online catalog, Internet, databases and downloadable e/audio-book service.  

Qualifications:

Previous library experience desirable, especially with the Evergreen automated library system. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Associate's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

This is a great opportunity for an MLS graduate student! Hourly range is $14.00/hour; no benefits.   

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter to: Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571, or via email to joang@dudleyma.gov by September 1, 2017.

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Librarian/Media Specialist, O'Maley Innovation Middle School, Gloucester, MA

This is a wonderful opportunity for a motivated professional to support our newly renovated Library/Learning Commons. This professional will be responsible for the management of the area as well as support students and staff on the latest media trends for the 2017/18 school year.
Qualifications:
1. Massachusetts Educator Licensure in Library, required
2. Must be proficient with various media applications
Please send resumes to: Principal Debra Lucey, O'Maley Innovation Middle School, 32 Cherry St, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Accession Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Accession Assistant to provide general support for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of archival and manuscript collections at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for access.

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs. Library school students exploring or pursuing a career in archives and special collections are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program or equivalent master's program. Previous special collections library experience, particularly with inventorying and processing collections, desirable. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

Overview:

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center. 

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Tim Mahoney at tmahoney@hbs.edu or Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.

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Digital Archivist, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seeks an innovative Digital Archivist to assist in developing a sustainable program for long-term stewardship of the University's electronic records. The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of the University Archives and is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty.

The successful candidate will be committed to providing excellent support to University administrators, faculty, and campus stakeholders by creating policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as integrative workflows for the productive and efficient management of born-digital University records. The Digital Archivist will work with other archivists, librarians, records managers, the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and university stakeholders to assist in developing ongoing digital curation strategies that are aligned with legal and administrative requirements, institutional policies, and international and national best practices and standards for recordkeeping in a digital environment.

This position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/42791

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Adult Circulation Supervisor, Great Barrington Libraries (Mason & Ramsdell), Great Barrington, MA

Are you ready to make a difference in two libraries that serve as a hub for Southern Berkshire County?  

The Town of Great Barrington is accepting applications for a full time Adult Circulation Supervisor to work at both Mason and Ramsdell Libraries. This position is responsible for supervising and training staff members in circulation procedures including checking materials in and out, assessing fines, issuing new library cards, providing help with Interlibrary Loan Circulations using the C/WMARS circulation system and any other circulation desk activities as required. Another major component of this position is to help troubleshoot computer problems, monitor the condition of equipment and arrange for necessary maintenance and repair with the director. The Adult Circulation Supervisor provides technology support for patrons and staff and is responsible for routinely updating the library website.   

Qualifications

Education and Experience: High school diploma required. College degree preferred. Two years of library experience or an equivalent of education or experience. Experience working with the public and with Evergreen Circulation preferred.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge of library policies and procedures.  Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal System and library cataloging.  Knowledge and understanding of the C/WMARS automated system to perform duties associated with Interlibrary loan and general circulation is essential. Demonstrated customer service ability and strong interpersonal skills. Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons even under very stressful conditions. Ability to be a "team player" with other members of the staff. Good organizational skills. Knowledge of computers and the ability to operate library equipment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

$36,670

Closing Date

How to Apply

For an application, please visit www.townofgb.org. Send application, resume and cover letter by Friday, September 1, 2017 to hkuziemko@townofgb.orgor mail to Town Manager, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. E.O.E

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

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

Pay: $12 per hour

Hours: One position at 4 hours per week, consisting of two afternoons, Monday and Wednesday from 3pm-5pm. The second position is for 3 hours per week, Monday from 10:30am-1:30pm.

Start Date: Sept. 8

Please email your resume and letter of interest by August 27 to:

Bonnie McBride

Librarian

Fenway High School

bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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IIBI Conference, Mexico City, MX

The following academic events will be held at the Institute of Library Research and Information (IIBI), UNAM.

AUGUST 

Congress: Information Studies: Theory. Methodology and practice. 
From 21/08/2017 to 23/08/2017 from 10AM to 2PM. 
Location: Institute of Library Research and Information. Mexico City 
Categories: Events Technology 
Contact for more information and registration: 56-23-03-52 Jorge Castañeda and inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Link: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Agenda_Congreso_EI.pdf 

SEPTEMBER 

Meeting: 9TH. Meeting of cataloging and metadata. 
From 11/09/2017 to 09/14/2017 from 10AM to 2PM. 
Location: Institute of Library Research and Information. Mexico City 
Categories: Events Technology 
Contact for more information and registration: 56-23-03-52 Jorge Castañeda and inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Link: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Programa_preliminar_9_ECYM.pdf 

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

Part Time Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

Two evenings per week Monday through Thursday during the fall semester, 4pm - 7pm; and option for one Saturday morning per month, 9am - 12pm. Additional hours may be available.

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning. 

Specific Responsibilities

  •  Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Assists in providing chat and email reference support on an assigned schedule
  • Offers class instruction in information literacy
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  • Participates in collection development activities
  • Assists in collection maintenance projects
  • Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  • Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  • Performs other duties, as required

Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  2. Reference and instruction experience
  3. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Reliability and dependability are extremely important 

Additional Information:

Salary$28.29 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: September 6, 2017

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/. Review of application materials will begin on August 23rd and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

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Library Assistant, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Job Description:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Danvers Campus: Two Positions

Two evenings per week Monday through Thursday during the fall semester, 4pm - 7pm; and option for one Saturday morning per month, 9am - 12pm. Additional hours may be available. 

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Danvers campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  • Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  • Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  • Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  • Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  • Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence
  • Assists with clerical functions including data entry, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assists in the opening and/or closing of the Danvers campus library
  • Helps to maintain the library in good order
  • Performs other duties, as required 

Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  7. Prior customer service experience. 

Preferred:

Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;

Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour

STARTING DATE:  September 6, 2017

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/. Review of application materials will begin on August 23rd and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

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Audio-Visual Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library -Part-time

Library Assistant II - Audio-Visual Specialist

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education; 6 months of computer experience; 1 year experience working with the public or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with film, music, digital media and audiobooks. Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Duties include:  Helping library patrons research and locate materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general desk duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach. 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August. 

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply:  September 6, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (http://www.city.waltham.ma.us )
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to: 

Mary Gullotti

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

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Reference Assistant, Beatley Library, Simmons College, Boston, MA

LEARNING COMMONS STUDENT WORKER
BEATLEY LIBRARY, SIMMONS COLLEGE

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are hiring up to two reference student workers for Beatley Library. 

Work Schedule: Availability to work 16-20 hours per week, and volunteer to work coverage shifts as available.

Pay Rate: $14/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407.  See the qualifications below for more details.

This position provides reference and circulation services to members of the Simmons community during evening and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides reference services in person, by phone, via email and chat, to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and guests of the College  

  • Provides circulation services and performs Library opening and closing duties as needed

  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collection

  • Shelf-reads and shelves reference materials to maintain the organization of the reference collection

  • Assists patrons with equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television

  • Performs other duties or projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program

  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services

  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please complete the following Google Form (https://tinyurl.com/ybf54cgw).  

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Volunteer, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, MA

Volunteer Opportunity at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, August 21st-25th

Project Title: Preservation Week: Papers of John F. Kennedy: Condolence Mail

Project Description: The recent 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination combined with the opening of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Papers and the recent publication of popular books using condolence mail have generated more interest in this collection over the past few years. The Condolence Mail collection was originally processed using a particular "sampling" method that led to a confusing arrangement schema. Upon survey, the collection includes many boxes still containing loose and unorganized material. The established categories make it difficult to find material within the collection. In speaking with Reference staff, the majority of questions relating to this collection are remote and typically involve the search for a letter written by a specific individual, which in the collection's current state is almost impossible to locate. Since the collection's original order was lost years ago during the sampling process, Processing staff have decided to reorganize the mostly unprocessed collection alphabetically by correspondent. Work has already started as part of the Library's "Preservation Week" program and to date we have rough sorted approximately 105 cubic feet of domestic mail and completed alphabetization, arrangement, basic preservation, final foldering and rehousing of approximately 21 cubic feet of material. We are seeking additional interns to work on this project to help complete the preservation and reorganization of this important and historically valuable collection to make it more accessible to researchers.

Preferred Skills: understanding of archival arrangement, knowledge of basic preservation work on textual material, attention to detail, and an understanding of archive researcher needs.

Dates: This Preservation Week will take place Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th. Volunteering for the full week is preferred, but a minimum of 3 days will be considered. 

How To Apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in this project and your availability to jennifer.marciello@nara.gov by August 16th.

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School Librarian, Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton, MA

Solomon Schechter Day School of Boston is seeking an energetic Gr. 4-8 Librarian to foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas. This position involves collaborative teaching, supporting student inquiry and fostering a love of literacy. In addition to maintaining a rich, Gr. 4-8 library collection of print and digital resources, the Librarian will ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information and, along with faculty, empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

This is a part-time (20 hrs. per week) position with some flexibility in scheduling of hours worked.

The successful candidate:

  • has a strong knowledge of children's literature;
  • will develop the library collection in a thoughtful and developmentally relevant manner;
  • is a facilitator of knowledge and resources for students and staff;
  • will teach information-seeking, critical analysis of sources, citation methods, synthesis, and the ethical use of information;
  • is highly flexible and responsive to student interests and needs;
  • provides platforms for students to showcase their work;
  • is a consistent collaborator with faculty and outside resources;

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university, Master's degree preferred
  • Massachusetts State Certification preferred
  • Experience working with children in a library or educational setting
  • Patience and an understanding and appreciation of diverse learning styles
  • Ever evolving technology skills
  • Commitment to best practice and professional development
  • An extensive knowledge of children's and adult literature

Physical Demands:
Teaching and maintaining an organized and well equipped library is a physically demanding job that can involve lots of bending, stretching and lifting of materials. Physical stamina is required to accompany students up and down stairs, for recess and lunch supervision, bus duty, preparing bulletin boards and hanging instructional displays. 

Application Instructions:

Resume and cover letter.to liz.chesarone@ssdsboston.org

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Archivist, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

About Us

Here at the Cambridge Historical Society, we don't do history for history's sake. It isn't enough to present history as events that happened. We need to dig deeper, and answer "so what?" and "who cares?" Our humanities-focused approach to tackling contemporary issues through conversation and perspective-taking is one we're proud of.

Position Description

The Society seeks a part-time archives professional to engage with the community to increase participation and utilize collections to support the Society's programming.

Duties

  • Arrange, describe, preserve, and process the Society's object and archive collections;
  • Answer reference requests in a timely manner and assist researchers with the highest level of customer service;
  • Attending Collections Committee meetings bi-monthly;
  • Research and apply for collections-related funding opportunities;
  • Collaborate with other repositories in Cambridge;
  • Supervise interns and volunteers;
  • Curate a consistent and strategic social media campaign;
  • Maintain the Wordpress website.

Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS, with a concentration in archives preferred;
  • Two or more years of experience required, preferably with some supervisory experience;
  • Enthusiasm; experience working in a team setting as well as independently; strong organizational and communication skills required;
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs and move within tight spaces of a historic building. 

Hours + Compensation

  • Position is part-time at 16 hours a week;
  • Set hours are flexible during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM);
  • Work will take place onsite at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a non-handicap accessible historic building.
  • Compensation is $22/hour

If interested in joining a small team of individuals dedicated to making the past relevant to the present, please submit your resume and letter of interest to Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director, at mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org by September 4.

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Digital Asset Acquisition Specialist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Business Title

HarvardX Digital Asset Acquisition Specialist

School/Unit

University Administration

Auto req ID

42984BR

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Operations Manager -- with dotted line to the Production Manager-- the Digital Asset Acquisition Specialist (DAAS) works with the HarvardX media and instructional development teams to find suitable images for use in HarvardX course materials. The DAAS works with Project Leads and Video Editors to identify content needs, meets high-volume content goals, and liaises with editorial and production staff. In addition to doing hands-on image research, s/he will develop training materials and work with Project Leads to ensure part-time students and temporary staff are efficiently and effectively conducting image research.
 
In collaboration with the Post-Production Supervisor, Copyright Manager, Media Coordinator and Sr. Technology Manager, the DAAS is expected to contribute and adhere to HarvardX policies on tracking and archiving standards for visual media as defined by HarvardX senior management. The DAAS is a creative problem solver who prioritizes and frames constructive options and team approaches to resolve conflicts, works within operating constraints, and identifies opportunities for improving workflow.
 
The successful HarvardX DAAS combines a solid understanding of digital media management with the communication skills necessary to work among matrixed teams. Highly collaborative, the DAAS is able to balance the competing demands of dozens of concurrent projects in production, with up-to-date, accurate capacity reports.

Specific Duties

Identifies, researches, and acquires visual media content that meets the conceptual, editorial, instructional, design, production, and copyright requirements and production standards of HarvardX.

Understands media assets and resources at Harvard University and makes recommendations for use to the course and production teams, as appropriate.

Creates complete, accurate photo and media specification guidelines for project-specific needs, and reviews media specifications for clear communication to course teams. Trains part-time staff as needed.

Builds and maintains expert knowledge of HarvardX media, including archived, ongoing, and planned projects.

Builds and maintains relationships with image sources, including stock houses, photographers, museums, libraries, galleries, artists, agents, etc.

Utilizes databases to effectively track all image and media selections, and provide accurate metadata hand-offs to course leads and copyright team.

Balances quality and resource requirements throughout image and media selection.

Provides guidance on the implementation of media research workflows and process requirements.

Suggests systems and processes for streamlining digital asset management and rights pre-clearance workflows as requested.

Manages time effectively to meet all deadlines.

Develops and maintains metrics on level of effort required to find, create and deliver HarvardX media content.

Maintains project documentation and contributes regular status reports for the HarvardX media production and instructional development teams.

Makes concerted effort to understand and support Metadata conventions at Harvard, and embrace and enforce file-naming and metadata-recording conventions.

Participates as appropriate in production, status, and team meetings.

Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Demonstrated experience in image research associated with educational and/or media materials, including proven proficiency in web-based image search.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to manage spreadsheets to track information with high attention to details and accuracy.

Strong media coordination and/or production experience.

Strong ability to work consistently and constructively in a fast‐paced, highly matrixed environment.

Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Familiarity with photographic editing skills.

Ability to problem-solve, set priorities, juggle competing demands, and communicate effectively.

Excellent organization, time management, and verbal and written communication skills.

Basic understanding of higher education pedagogical contexts and priorities.

Expertise in coordinating between creative and editorial teams.

Expert knowledge of standard and niche sources for image and media content, including for-fee, public domain, Creative Commons.

Basic understanding of copyright law and fair use.

Awareness or experience with Accessibility Standards WCAG 2.0.

Strong project management experience.

Additional Information

HarvardX is a highly interconnected environment, and its team members blend expertise in academic disciplines, teaching, pedagogy, multimedia production, educational research, project management, software development, data analysis, and instructional technology. All HarvardX hires are made within the context of the larger team setting, to ensure a balance of expertise and leadership across all these domains.
 

About HarvardX
 

HarvardX was established by the University in 2012 to develop and deliver MOOCs [Massively Open On-line Courses] to a world-wide audience. A faculty-driven and university-wide endeavor, HarvardX aims to be collaborative and representational of Harvard's academic diversity, showcasing the highest quality offerings of the University to serious learners everywhere. The HarvardX team supports MOOCs and online learning more generally, in line with HarvardX's overarching strategic goals to expand access to high-quality education worldwide, improve teaching and learning on campus, and advance the understanding of how students learn. Read more at http://harvardx.harvard.edu/who-we-are
 

Job Function

Communications

Sub-Unit

Interfaculty Initiatives

Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Department

HarvardX

Time Status

Full-time

Union

55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

055

Appointment End Date

28-Sep-2018

Pre-Employment Screening

Education
Identity

Schedule

Mon. - Fri. 35 hrs/wk.

EEO Statement

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

Qualified candidates please apply at: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=42984BR

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Archives Intern, Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, CT

The Litchfield Historical Society is hiring a paid, part-time archives intern. The selected candidate will gain experience with various aspects of archival work including accessioning new donations, creating finding aids in ArchivesSpace, assisting remote and on-site researchers, and exhibit research.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and enrollment in MLS, MLIS, or related degree program
  • Completion of an entry-level archives course
  • Ability to work independently
  • Familiarity with archival standards and best practices

$12/hr, up to 15 hours per week

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail by September 1, 2017 to:

Linda M. Hocking, CA

Curator of Library & Archives

Litchfield Historical Society

P.O. Box 385

Litchfield, CT 06759

archivist@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

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Data Aggregator, Web-Accessible Research, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently collecting applications for the position of Data Aggregator for Web-Accessible Research Data Management Resources.

Reporting to the Harvard Library Research Data Program Manager, the Data Aggregator for Web-Accessible Research Data Management Resources will use Zotero to build a dataset of Web-accessible research data management resources, services, activities, and organizational participants. The dataset will prioritize Harvard content and sustained research data-related activities; some dataset content may require Harvard Key access.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Library and Information Science Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and systems of tagging.
  • Experience with Zotero or other similar reference management system (e.g. EndNote, RefWorks).
  • Experience conducting and documenting Web-based research.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Experience in research data management.
  • Experience with database design and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to create controlled vocabularies and taxonomies.
  • Knowledge or experience with the Open Scholar (https://theopenscholar.org) content management system. 

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Ceilyn Boyd, ceilyn_boyd@harvard.edu.

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Director, Assessment & 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 the ability to work with assessment measures. Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives. Represents the Libraries for assessment 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 ona 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 the work of others and planning 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 in presentations.
  7. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively 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=87743 and 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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Head, Rare Book Section, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Head, Rare Book Section.

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services, the Head of the Rare Book Section leads, manages, and supports Houghton Library's efforts to catalog, preserve, and provide access to rare books, graphics, and other printed holdings in all formats and across Houghton's curatorial areas. The incumbent will bring a progressive, flexible, and innovative approach to this work and will be responsible for developing and/or implementing strategies, technologies, and standards that facilitate researcher access to Houghton's holdings. The Head of the Rare Book Section supervises section staff, plans and manages projects, and collaborates with staff and departments throughout Houghton Library, and participates actively within the broader Harvard special collections and cataloging community. 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 '42894BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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User Experience / Web Design Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience / Web Design Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in designing, developing, and maintaining a functional, attractive, and usable website, including the mobile website
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries' discovery products and systems
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users' experience of the University Libraries
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff, and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance With Searching (PAWS) consultation service
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in web design and current web design tools
  • Experience leading usability studies and designing patron-centered spaces (digital and/or physical) within a library setting
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, and an understanding of tools and technologies relevant to evaluation, measurement, and assessment of library services
  • Experience providing reference services in person and virtually
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience creating complete interface designs and web graphics
  • Project management experience

For additional information, including application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86737

Application deadline: September 11, 2017

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

The University at Albany Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

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

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: The hourly rate will be $28.29. This is a non-benefited position.

Starting date: September 6th, 2017

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than August 31st, 2017. 

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Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Reference Librarian in the Office of Library Services in the college's new Learning Commons. Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics philosophy, the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing in-person and virtual reference services.
  • Participating in collection development (print and online).
  • Teaching information literacy and library instruction sessions in a variety of learning formats.
  • This position is a liaison to academic departments and works to promote active working relationships between library services and academic departments and programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous reference experience desirable; teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.
  • This position requires a 35-hour work week from Sunday through Thursday with occasional work in the evening.
  • Ability to pass background check.

To Apply:

Please forward by email a resume, cover letter, and the email addresses and phone numbers of three professional references all in one document attached and directed to: Office of Human Resources, hroffice@springfieldcollege.edu.

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Technical Services Supervisor, Milford Town Library, Milford, MA

Reports To: Director

Position Description: Supervisor of Technical Services

Supervises and maintains the operations of the Technical Services Department which is responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, processing, deaccessioning and inventory of library materials. Takes primary responsibility for bibliographic functions in the network database, onsite management of all computer operations and automated system functions.

Trains, supervises and evaluates personnel working in Technical Services Department and the Assistant Librarian for Circulation. Plans for adequate staff coverage and coordinates the scheduling of Technical Services Department personnel. Participates in policy decisions affecting the collection and its management. Implements policies and interprets policies to the public. Advises the Director on technology planning. 

Provides maintenance, troubleshooting and replacement of library computers including software and peripherals. Supervises data entry of Milford Town Library holdings into automated system. Updates and trains all library staff on automated network policies and procedures.

Monitors expenditures for library materials in order to ensure compliance with minimum standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Oversees the selection and weeding of library materials for the adult collection. Plans and provides tours of the library for special groups. Coordinates and supervises Technical Services volunteers. 

Maintains and compiles statistics as required. Writes grant proposals and administers funded grant projects. Is acquainted with developments in the library and information science field, attends conferences, meetings and participates in continuing education. Keeps apprised of information technology and its application. Acts as the liaison between the Milford Town Library and the automated resource-sharing network. May undertake special projects and committee work at the request of the Director. Facilitates cooperation between library departments. Assumes the duties of other staff members in their absence or in unusual situations.

Requirements:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited program or an equivalent Master's degree required. At least 3 years of library experience, including extensive experience with computer technology. Demonstrated supervisory skills, organizational ability and a strong public service orientation. Must be able to work independently, pre-determine priorities, adapt to a variety of tasks quickly and meet deadlines. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Ability to clarify and resolve problems efficiently. Essential skills include alphabetizing and numerical sequencing, keyboarding, and ability to communicate orally and in writing. 

Requires up to 60 minutes of standing at a time, lifting of materials up to 10 pounds, and shifting of books from one location to another.

Probationary Period:

Ninety days.

Salary/Benefits:

Starting salary - Step 1: $56,811.80. Benefits include personal days, sick days and vacation time earned according to the Milford Town Library Staff Association union contract. 

Deadline: Open until filled

Detailed description www.milfordtownlibrary.org

Send resume and cover letter: Susan L. Edmonds, email: sedmonds@cwmars.org Director, Milford Town Library, 80 Spruce St. Milford, MA 01757

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SIG-USE 2017 Symposium, Crystal City, Washington, D.C.

2017 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium Call for Participation: Framing Inclusion and Exclusion in Information Behavior Research and Practice

Date: October 28, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Washington, D.C. (Arlington, VA), USA

Keynote: Dr. Paul T. Jaeger, College of Information Studies and the Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC), University of Maryland

ABOUT THE 2017 SIG-USE SYMPOSIUM
The 17th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium focuses on the theme of inclusion and exclusion. This theme acknowledges that advances in information and communication technology, such as the Internet, social media, and mobile devices have afforded individuals and communities new ways of connecting with one another and of accessing vast quantities of information, but that many individuals and groups still remain at the periphery of the information society. These groups include, but are not limited to: older persons, geographically or socially isolated persons, migrant persons, disabled persons, economically disadvantaged and displaced persons, global youth, and others who are often considered at-risk and vulnerable. While some scholars have considered these populations and their information behavior and practices, the aims of this Symposium are to strengthen and build the community of scholars and information professionals who critically consider issues related to inclusion and exclusion in their work. It also aims to provide an opportunity for scholars and professionals to reflect and gain feedback on their ongoing studies, to take in new perspectives, and to engage in theoretical debates.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
SIG-USE Symposium organizers invite poster (~500-word abstract) and short paper (<2000-word abstract) contributions that describe completed research and research in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. To read the SIG-USE Symposium's full Call For Participation, please visit: https://siguse.wordpress.com/category/siguse-symposium/.

Poster and short paper abstracts should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Be submitted as two versions: the first should include (a) name(s), title, and institutional affiliation(s) at the top; the second should be blinded to facilitate review, and not include name(s), titles, or affiliation(s).
  • Be submitted as two .pdf files, named according to the following conventions: '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Lastname.pdf' and '2017_SIGUSESym_####_Blinded.pdf' (where '####' is a 4- or 5 digit number of your choosing, to avoid multiple files with identical names).
  • Be e-mailed to Leslie Thomson (lethomso@ad.unc.edu) by midnight EST on September 5, 2017.

Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposiumwhen possible. Please indicate in the text of the submission e-mail whether or not we may post the abstract to the public SIG-USE website before and after the Symposium is held.

To register for the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the SIG USE Symposiumvisit: https://www.asist.org/product/am17regform/ (early bird deadline September 15, 2017). For more information about SIG-USE or this event, visit: http://siguse.wordpress.com/.

Neither submission nor acceptance of an abstract are requirements for registration at the SIG-USE Symposium.

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Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Health & Science Information Services, the Biomedical & Life Sciences librarian supports the information needs of the Program in Biology (Division of Biology and Medicine) and for the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (CLPS). This position serves as the primary liaison between the Library and these departments, and plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate concentrators. The librarian will also build upon established partnerships with campus units such as the Office of Sponsored Projects, the BioMed Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to expand the library's role in such areas as research reproducibility, support for/compliance with funder mandates, and other research management needs, and will partner with other health & science librarians at Brown to support the university's initiatives in Biomedical Informatics and in Translational Science. 

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology, or other life sciences field, and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of the work of laboratory scientists and the scientific processes they apply, and will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution OR an advanced degree in a life sciences field
  • Educational background in life sciences (BA or higher in a related field)
  • Prefer at least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant fields. Willing to consider applications from recent library school grads with appropriate experience and education.
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate biological & biomedical databases: BIOSIS, PubMed, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, PsycInfo
  • Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
  • Experience with protocols and methods searching and with research reproducibility information resources and instruction
  • Knowledge of scholarly metrics and impact evaluation tools and resources (preferred)
  • Demonstrated instruction and presentation skills.
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude
  • Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ137338. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Cataloger, Redwood Library, Newport, RI

The Redwood Library was established in 1747 with the goal of making written knowledge more widely available to the Newport community. The Original Collection of 751 titles has grown to more than 200,000 holdings. The original library building was designed by Peter Harrison, America's first architect, and is the first Neo-Classical public building in the colonies. The Library continues to serve its members and the general public, providing traditional library services as well as special programs, exhibitions and events. Housing an outstanding collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paintings, sculpture and furniture, the Redwood Library embodies the principles of a true athenæum, a seat of learning and arts, fulfilling its Charter mission of "having nothing in view but the good of mankind." 

Position: Cataloger

Closing date is: August 30, 2017

Under the general supervision of the Collections Development Librarian, performs copy cataloging for all formats of materials. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for copy cataloging in all formats and reviews and edits records as needed.
  • Searches Bibliographic Utility (e.g., OCLC) for copy cataloging; edits OCLC records; downloads records to match and overlay brief bibliographic records.
  • Participates in database maintenance and quality control by correcting errors, merging duplicate records, and upgrading or overlaying temporary or short records into full MARC records.
  • Assists with the work of other Catalogers when the workflow of the department requires it.
  • Supports the Collections Development Librarian in coordinating Department workflow, writing policies and procedures for the department and library, and other projects as requested.
  • Keeps up-to-date on national and local library developments related to cataloging and the Integrated Library System, through professional literature, workshops, conferences, and interaction with professional peers.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Applicant should have a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Institution.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with cataloging standards and formats.
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS).
  • Experience using the OCLC cataloging interface (Connexion).
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, and other software necessary for assigned duties.
  • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to collaborate with individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Full Time: 35 hours per week
Salary: based on experience

Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan (403b) and more. 

Please email cover letter and resume to Lori Brostuen, Director of Library Systems at lbrostuen@redwoodlibrary.or

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Community Access Professional, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

The Dedham Public Library is seeking a part-time Community Access Professional to join our customer-focused and service-oriented library team. This professional will help facilitate the best possible experience with all technology, digital content, equipment, and resources available at the library for patrons and staff.

Reporting directly to the Library Director, the Community Access Professional will assist patrons and staff with any technology, including troubleshooting network issues down to being able to answer 'How can I stream this on my phone? and "Why didn't this print?" with a smile. They will be involved in the conception, design, and execution of new library resources, features, and experiences. They will do community outreach, working to facilitate access, communication, connection across the Dedham community. They will perform all other library work (circulation, reference, and programming) and participate in special library projects as required or necessary.

Background desired:

  • Superior communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Kindness, patience, flexibility, and enthusiasm for learning new systems and technology.
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting LAN networks, WIFI systems, and other general computer hardware.
  • Experience with Active Directory, lPv4, lPv6, & LDAP
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • An enthusiasm for meeting people and the ability to demonstrate how the library can support their goals

Bonus points for:

  • Coding experience
  • 2 or more years working in a library
  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program.

Pay Range starts at $26.19

Part-time position: 16 hours/week in evenings and weekends

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and desired salary to Miriam Johnson, HR Director at mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov.  

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Chief Executive Officer, New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, NB - Canada

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM), the oldest operating public museum in Canada, is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Chief Executive Officer in Saint John. The Chief Executive Officer is accountable to the Board of Directors. His or her mandate is the management of operations and the provision of leadership in long range planning, funding development, policy and planning, public relations, service delivery and project management.

Essential Qualification:

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and attributes:

  • A university degree in public or business administration, history, archaeology, anthropology or any other related field of study supplemented by a minimum of eight (8) years of progressive management experience;
  • Demonstrated skills and work experience in financial and project management, and in strategic planning;
  • Experience in working with an appointed Board of Directors;
  • Experience in coaching and managing a diverse work team;
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills that will enhance community participation; and,
  • Experience with partnership building, fundraising and community engagement is also required. Written and spoken competence in English and French is required.

Please see: https://www.ere.gnb.ca for complete information on this position.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $90,766 to $102,206 CDN

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Bookkeeper/Office Manager, The House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA

Responsible for maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the organization's financial and record keeping systems accounting and financial controls for The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association consistent with the General Accepted Accounting Practices and the particular needs of the organization and for ensuring back office operations run smoothly and efficiently, making the best use of technology and standard business practices. Accomplishes tasks independently and through subordinate staff.

Preparation, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or equivalent experience Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a comparable position. Understanding of General Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) Understanding of state and federal accounting regulations Solid knowledge and experience of QuickBooks Enterprise and the ability and willingness to learn TAM Point of Sales System Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel, Word and Outlook Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of a budget Please contact Melissa Reynolds, Human Resource Manager at mreynolds@7gables.org or 978-744-0991 ext. 111.

The House of the Seven Gables is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. The House of the Seven Gables prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: TBD

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Museum Technician, X-Files & Peabody Museum Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Summary: Assist with the Harvard Peabody Museum's ongoing digitization and modification of its extensive accession/registration files (X-Files).

Typical Duties

  1. Work with the collections management and registration departments to scan paper accession records (X-files) to digital formats, and process the files into the museum's collections database.
  2. Under the guidance of collections management and registration, edit existing digitized X-Files (n= +-13,000 multi-page PDFs), and create redacted or edited versions as needed.  Process new files and track in collections database.
  3. Assist in reviewing extant X-files for restricted data, such as personal identification data and culturally sensitive information.
  4. Work with collections management staff (PMR Collections Stewards) to organize and process past & current documents created during external researcher projects.
  5. Assist with scanning paper labels with objects, processing the files into the database, and prepping the paper records for long-term archival storage.
  6. Assist with scanning and processing approximately 50,000 additional historic paper accession cards.
  7. Occasionally assist other collections management department staff members on a variety of museum tasks as needed.
  8. Perform clerical functions related to the project including data entry if needed.
  9. Perform other duties as required.

Requirements 

Basic Requirements: B.A. or equivalent in museum studies, library sciences, anthropology, fine arts, or other related fields.

Skills and Experience: Familiarity with museum and/or library records management. Ability to maintain consistent standards while processing a large document collection. Knowledge of digitizing and relational database software preferred. Experience in an anthropology museum preferred.

Supervisor: PMR Collections Steward

Details

  • Part-Time: 16 hours per week, Casual Hire (i.e. non-Union, non-benefitted)
  • Monday - Friday, hours negotiable (between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm)
  • Wage: Dependent upon experience.  Probable range $15 - $18/hr
  • Duration: 12 months, possibility of continued work budget permitting
  • Location: Cambridge, MA

Application 

  • Please email cover letter and resume to:
  • Diana Zlatanovski, Collections Steward
  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
  • dzlatanovski@fas.harvard.edu

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Research Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library seeks an energetic and self-starting librarian to work with scholars and the Yale community to support and foster research in the collections. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Research Librarian will oversee the provision of research and reference services, as well as serve as the curatorial liaison for the robust Beinecke Library fellowships program. 

The Research Librarian will provide consultations and instruction sessions on archival research methods for scholars, faculty and students. The Research Librarian supervises the provision of a broad range of reference services tailored to complex research in a special collections environment, work that requires the coordination of services from staff in all departments of the library. Working collaboratively with the curatorial staff, the Research Librarian is responsible for writing research guides and research FAQs; developing tutorials for using special-collections discovery tools; and leading tours, orientations and classroom presentations. In collaboration with librarians in other departments, the Research Librarian will report statistics and conduct assessments of research and instruction services at the Beinecke.

The fellowships liaison role is a key component of the position and includes responsibilities such as holding research orientations for new fellows; organizing fellows talks and research colloquia; building community among fellows in the wider Yale community; and collecting and promoting research published by fellows.

The Research Librarian oversees the development and maintenance of the Beinecke Library's reference materials, a charge that includes crafting a collection development policy and, in collaboration with Beinecke curators, acquiring reference materials on a broad range of subjects. 

Yale librarians are expected to be professionally active and serve on library and professional committees.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects. Proven ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, within a diverse, complex and rapidly changing organization.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, professionally and independently within a complex organization and with all levels of students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability engaging with a user-oriented approach to public services in one or more of the following areas: reference, instruction, teaching with collections and outreach.
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: One year of professional experience providing reference services in a special collections or academic library. Experience with or knowledge of teaching with collections. Advanced degree in a humanities discipline, in addition to MLIS. Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

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.

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/2ud7Yuw. 

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

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 late August, 2017. 

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 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 two or three weekday evenings per week Mon-Thu, and one weekend shift (Sun. 12-5:30pm) per week.

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 Street,

02467

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Kauai Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Kauai intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for three Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. Two interns will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. We are looking for a media-specialist, a lead, and a Kauai intern. As the Kauai intern you will become our in-house expert on all things information for the Kauai Wildlife Refuge Complex. The main responsibility of the rotation is to digitize and increase access to the records. The Kauai intern should be flexible, be able to adapt to a remote living and working situation, and be able to work independently. A person who enjoys nature, independence, and the rustic side of life will excel in this location.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.

  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.

  • Superb organizational, time management and planning skills.

  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.

  • Ability to use Excel, Microsoft suite programs, and have experience with digitization.

  • Experience with archival content management platforms.

  • Adherence to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.

  • Work experience with metadata in an archival science or records management capacity.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat.

  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.

  • Personal interest in ecology, environment, or biology.

  • Experience working with born-digital references in an archival or records management capacity.

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hours per week) schedule is preferred. The start date would be between January 9 and January 16, 2018.

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid, but we can offer free agency housing and use of a government car for transportation to and from work for the Kauai intern. Furthermore, depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu or Kauai, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse, which can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen people on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment.

SURROUNDINGS:

Our Kauai offices and rustic bunkhouse are situated on wildlife refuges and offer an unrivaled view of native Hawaiian wildlife. There are nearby hiking trails, local shops, eateries, and a public library. Nearby beaches are accessible by bus.

Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Chloe Campbell at chloe_campbell@fws.gov. Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Kauai Application." The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

CONTACT:
Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231 Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 792-9525 

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Media Specialist Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the media specialist-intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for three Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. Two interns will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in- house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. We are looking for a media-specialist, a lead, and a Kauai intern. The media-specialist will prioritize content management of obsolete media sources. They will digitize photographs, maps, download content from CDs and DVDs, and generally work to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room. Both the lead and media- specialist may take on other projects as needed. The tasks of the two Honolulu interns are not mutually exclusive but these roles were devised to make the most of a six-month rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.

  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.

  • Superb organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.

  • Ability to use Excel, Microsoft suite programs, and have experience with digitization.

  • Experience with archival content management platforms.

  • Adherence to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.

  • Work experience with metadata in an archival science or records management capacity.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat.

  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.

  • Personal interest in ecology, environment, or biology.

  • Experience working with born-digital references in an archival or records management capacity.

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hours per week) schedule is preferred. The start date would be between January 9 and January 16, 2018.

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage. Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for the monthly bus pass.

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Erica Siegrist at erica_siegrist@fws.gov. Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Media-Specialist Application." The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

CONTACT:
Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96850

(808) 792-9525 

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Records Management Facilitator Lead Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, HI

This application is for the lead-intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

SUMMARY:

We are looking for three Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings. Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. Two interns will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in- house experts. The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks. It will also be the responsibility of the lead to train the next rotation of Records Managers.

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. We are looking for a lead, a media-specialist, and a Kauai intern. The lead will prioritize the big-picture potential of the US Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system. They will also digitize and purge records, maintain the online catalog of US Fish and Wildlife Service references, and other tasks as needed. The tasks of the two Honolulu interns are not mutually exclusive but have been devised in order to make the most of a six month rotation.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.

  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.

  • Superb organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.

  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.

  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.

  • Experience with archival content management platforms.

  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.

  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.

  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. Position begins between Jan. 8 and 12, 2018.

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage. Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship.

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for the monthly bus pass.

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu. Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter to Rachel Jacobson at rachel_jacobson@fws.gov. Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Lead Application." The deadline for applications is close of business September 8, 2017.

CONTACT:

Marine National Monuments of the Pacific Office U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96850

(808) 792-9525 

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Library Teacher/Media Specialist, Brookline School District, Brookline, MA

Posting ID: 137

Title: Library Teacher/Media Specialist K-8

The Library Teacher will:

  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information

  • Instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness

  • Provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program

  • Ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information

  • Have strong communication and inter-personal skills, passionate enthusiasm for collaboration, and experience in teaching and curriculum.

Mass DESE certification Library required.

The Public Schools of Brookline is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or practice to the diversity and excellence of the PSB community.

The Public Schools of Brookline is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Shift Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Per Year

Primary Location: William H. Lincoln School

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Library Assistant, Digital Projects & Public Service, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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

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

The library assistant will assist with digitization and scanning project tasks, including selection, item retrieval and preparation, metadata preparation, portal editing, and quality control. The library assistant will also arrange and describe archival collections, prepare materials for digitization, and enter descriptive information into databases/spreadsheets. 

Other duties may include shelf reading projects, basic book processing, updating web pages, and creating exhibits. 

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

Other duties may be required, includeing (but not limited to) shelf reading projects, basic book processing, updating web pages, and creating exhibits. 

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

Salary: Library Assistants are paid $13.00 per hour.

Hours: The Botany Libraries are open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM from Monday through Friday.

Desk shifts are scheduled for mornings (9:00 to 1:00) or afternoons (1:00-5:00). Hours should total 12-16, but no more than 17, hours per week, not exceeding 17 hours per week.

Contact: Gretchen Wade, Reference & Collection Development Librarian

Phone: 496-1025  

Email:  gwade@oeb.harvard.edu

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Library Director, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library's strategic vision, mission, and values to the community. The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process.

Requirements; MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience. Salary range $85,000-$95,000 with an attractive benefits package. View job description here. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a resume via email attachment to chboothcareers@gmail.com. Review of resumes will commence on receipt. EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Librarian Positions, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Apply here:

School of Professional and Continuing Studies Librarian

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1299

Law Reference & Research Services Librarian 

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1292

1. School of Professional and Continuing Studies Librarian - 501535

SUMMARY:

The librarian is the liaison to the University's School of Professional and Continuing Studies and collaborates with faculty from this school to select, manage and develop collections to support these areas and other areas as assigned. Working with School of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty and students, the SPCS Librarian will foster successful interactions to support and enhance research, teaching, and learning through library instruction for liaison areas and First Year Seminars. The initial application review will begin August 21, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates instructional resources and tutorials, provides library instruction, and offers research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies. 
  • Creates and maintains research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas. Maintains other library web pages as assigned. 
  • Conducts environmental scans of SPCS subject areas in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends. Align library resources as appropriate to support these departments. 
  • Collaborates with staff in the library and SPCS to support program outreach and maintenance goals. (e.g., committee work at SPCS and weeding work) 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding of the research process in a range of disciplines
  • Understand the special needs of adult and non-traditional students and use current best practices and pedagogy in andragogy for teaching/learning with this group of students
  • Knowledge of and experience with current and innovative pedagogical trends in teaching and learning, including, but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Innovative and energetic teaching and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries
  • Experience working cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Knowledge of library technologies and emergent technologies related to library service
  • Experience with web-based publishing technologies and LibGuides
  • Excellent Internet and database searching skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work and learn independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work effectively in a dynamic, evolving environment

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • 2-4 years' current experience in an academic library or educational setting
  • Coursework in adult learning theory or pedagogy and/or experience working with non-traditional/adult student population.

Highly Preferred:

  • A second advanced degree in a related educational field

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week; Saturdays as required
  • The position requires extensive evening and weekend instruction/reference coverage as needed throughout the school year

2. Reference & Research Services Librarian - 501976

SUMMARY:

The Reference and Research Services Librarian provides reference, research, and instructional services to law faculty and law students, University faculty and students, and other library users. The position teaches the Legal Research component of the first-year Lawyering Skills program and upper-level legal research instruction. The librarian monitors law-related print and electronic resources and notifies faculty and others about relevant resources and specific items and creates library publications, including regular library news, online research guides, and promotion of faculty scholarship.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teaching Legal Research 

  • Teach legal research to assigned sections of the first-year Lawyering Skills program
  • Teach upper-level legal research classes as assigned
  • Promote students' legal research skills in doctrinal courses through lectures and research guides
  • Prepare students for practice by coordinating and teaching in the Library's supplemental legal research instruction
  • Develop and present legal research training for Law School faculty and staff
  • Provide library information and instructional tours

Reference Assistance 

  • Provide reference assistance, including assistance with library materials and databases, and staff the reference desk as scheduled
  • Provide reference and research assistance to faculty
  • Promote awareness and use of library resources, including both print and digital materials
  • Develop and maintain research guides to assist faculty, students, and other patrons
  • Supervise and coordinate faculty research projects, working with research assistants and directly with faculty, including though the Library's pool of research assistants

Promote Library Awareness and Scholarship 

  • Promote awareness of library services by preparing and editing guides, library news, and displays
  • Promote awareness of faculty scholarship by tracking publications, developing and maintaining displays, and coordinating Library events celebrating faculty scholarship

Collection Development 

  • Evaluate library print and electronic resources to advise the Collection Development committee and to support special collections
  • Support access to Library resources by coordinating digitization projects

University Service 

  • Serve as a member of Law Library, Law School, and University committees, as appointed and assigned
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to students, as assigned
  • Assume an active role in the law school community by participating in faculty workshops, colloquies and related events
  • Recommend reference and public service policies and procedures to the Head of Reference, Research & Instructional Services and the Associate Dean for Library & Information Services

Professional Service 

  • Participate actively in local, state, and national law library and library organizations and associations by attending professional meetings and activities
  • Write articles and/or presentations for various law and library related publications and associations.

Other Duties as Assigned 

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Knowledge of legal resources, print and electronic, and computer-assisted legal research systems
    • Organizational ability
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and other users
    • Strong teaching skills and demonstrated effectiveness in conveying legal information in classroom and other instructional settings
    • Basic knowledge of foreign, comparative, and international law resources (preferred)

    Education & experience:

    • D. from ABA-accredited law school
    • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from ALA-accredited institution
    • Reference or public services library experience required
    • Law library experience preferred

    WORK HOURS:

    • Full-time, exempt position
    • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
    • Occasional evenings and weekends will be required on a rotating basis

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    Cataloging Librarian, Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

    Job Summary:

    This position is responsible for coordinating the receipt, cataloging and processing of library materials in all formats for the Pease Public Library. 

    Major Duties:

    • Catalogs library materials, performs original and copy cataloging.
    • Maintains an accurate database of library holdings.
    • Physically processes items being added to and withdrawn from the library collection.
    • Maintains consistency in the catalog classification and processing of library materials.
    • Maintains statistics on the collection inventory and technical services activity. Provides periodic reports about this information to the Library Director and Board of Trustees.
    • Assists in supervising library volunteers.
    • Assists patrons at the circulation desk as needed; checks materials in and out; issues library cards.
    • Keeps up to date on local and national developments related to cataloging via professional literature, workshops and conferences.

    Knowledge Required by the Position:

    • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures and public service commitment.
    • Knowledge of cataloging rules and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
    • Knowledge of recent job-related technology and software programs.
    • Knowledge of library purchasing procedures.
    • Skill in planning.
    • Skill in report preparation.
    • Skill in written and interpersonal communication.

    Supervision:

    This position will report to the Library Director.

    Scope of Work:

    • The purpose of this position is to manage how the library receives, catalogs and processes its materials. Successful performance is essential to the effective and efficient operation of the library. Much of the work will be done independently, without peer interaction. Circulation Desk duties, though limited, entail a customer service mind set. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Cataloging experience is a must. The ability to multi-task and offer excellent customer service to our library patrons is required. Master's degree in Library Science preferred.

    Special requirements:

    A background check must be completed after an offer of hire has been made.

    Benefits: Excellent health insurance. We are part of the NH State Retirement System.

    Hours: This is a full- time 40 hour per week position.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Interested candidates please submit your resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

    Diane Lynch, Library Director

    Pease Public Library

    1 Russell Street

    Plymouth, NH 03264

    dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

    We will be accepting resumes through Sept 8, 2017.

    No phone calls, please. 

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

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

    Description:

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

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

    Responsibilities include:

    • Planning and coordinating children's programs.
    • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
    • Operating within a program budget.
    • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
    • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
    • Providing reference and readers advisory when needed.
    • Performing other duties as assigned by the library director.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Commitment to creative and effective targeted children's programming.
    • Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
    • Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.

    Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

    Childhood education experience a plus.

    Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred. 

    Position: Part-time: 15-17 hours per week. Sundays required except in July and August.

    Pay: $15.75/hr

    Benefits: Paid time off available after six months. 

    Instructions to Applicants

    Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.

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    Patron Services Assistant, Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH

    Schedule: 10-15 hours, flexible, including some evenings and a Saturday rotation

    Compensation: $11.50 per hour DOE

    Benefits: Paid holidays, strong support to participate in professional development opportunities. 

    About the position:

    Peterborough Town Library is looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable team player to assist us with patron services. The patron services department is the central hub of our library, serving patrons by phone, email, in-person, and providing friendly customer services. This department circulates items, assists with computer instruction, oversees the makerspace activities, creates book displays, and brainstorms new creative ideas to delight our patrons.  We are looking for a helpful, caring, and positive professional who is excited to connect our patrons with ideas and knowledge.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Provides friendly quality service and referrals to other staff members
    • Participates in rotating modules to develop 1) reader's advisory tools to delight patrons, 2) book displays to promote library materials and community resources, 3) digital resource tools
    • Assist patrons with locating materials, checking out items, and developing skills to manage their online library account
    • Connects patrons to library resources including online tools, collections, programs, and more.
    • Promotes community resources and events
    • Receives and refers telephone calls.
    • Assists patrons with use of library equipment and technology.
    • Welcomes new patrons
    • Manages meeting hall rentals
    • Promotes museum passes
    • Performs other related duties as required. 

    SKILLS EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

    • Enjoy working with people 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 on short notice
    • 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:

    Position open until August 31, 2017. To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, at Library@PeterboroughNH.gov.

    Website:  http://peterboroughtownlibrary.org

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    Reference Librarian, Adult Services, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

    REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - ADULT SERVICES 

    TOWN OF WELLESLEY

    The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, fearless, flexible, and fun full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

    The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

    The pay range is $26.18 - $33.13 with an excellent benefit package.

    Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries.

    To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 28, 2017. AA/EOE

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    Archives & Reference Assistant, Digital Collections & Archives, Tufts University, Medford, MA

    Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives has an opening for a part-time Archives and Research Assistant available ASAP. Applicants must be students currently enrolled in an Archives Management program with a graduation date of May 2018 or later, and have some knowledge or exposure to archives or special collection operations (through coursework or comparable experience). Applicants must be available to work 2 days per week Monday-Friday, 9-4:30.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Public Services: researching and responding to reference requests by phone and email; welcoming, orienting, and monitoring researchers in the reading room; fulfilling scanning and other digitization requests for patrons; retrieving and reshelving materials
    • Collections Management: surveying, arranging, and describing collections; enhancing existing collection description; rehousing and basic preservation activities; stabilizing born-digital records on obsolete media
    • Exhibit design and preparation
    • Occasional administrative and office support tasks

    Candidates should be capable of working fairly independently and comfortable juggling multiple tasks and demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. This is a  graduate student position, so training will be provided, but relevant work experience is a plus. Compensation is $15 per hour.

    Please submit your application, consisting of cover letter and resume, to Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, at adrienne.pruitt@tufts.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, including days and total hours per week you are available to work. 

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    Cataloging/Systems/Metadata Librarian, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

    Part-time - Cataloging/Systems/Metadata Librarian 

    Under the supervision of the Interim Library Director, this position is responsible for maintaining and managing system hardware and software for our III Millennium ILS, facilitating access to the library's print and digital collections, and some original cataloging.
     
    This position enables the discoverability of resources by creating and maintaining metadata that provide access to the library's print and digital collections and by working with discovery tools and systems that provide access to resources. 
     
    Critical Qualifications:

    • Strong understanding of cataloging procedures and principles including RDA, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely, both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with other staff and vendors
    • MLIS or equivalent from ALA accredited institution

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Experience in college environments
    • Experience with Innovative Interfaces systems
    • Familiarity with G Suite / Google Apps

    Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, and list of three references through Interfolio.com at:  http://apply.interfolio.com/43613

    Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

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    Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

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

    IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection.

    Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works. 

    Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources.

    Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
    • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
    • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
    • Accurately record work and on-going research
    • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

    Qualifications:

    • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
    • Proven strong research and documentation skills
    • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
    • Proven ability to work independently
    • Excellent communication skills 
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
    • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
    • Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org
    • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Saturday, September 16
    • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-August

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    Cataloging Intern, Media Archives, WGBH Media Library & Archives, Boston, MA

    AAPB Intro to Media Archives Cataloging Internship

    Description:

    The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for undergraduate students in library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

    The Intern will assist with describing and organizing the content in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Tasks may include reviewing digitized content for broadcast and copyright dates, enhancing digital exhibits using Google Maps, correcting program titles, and researching public broadcasting content using other organization's archival websites. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history of public broadcasting and gain experience with digital library websites.

    The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

    Intro to Media Archives Internship Skills Preferred: 

    Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers. 

    Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

    Internet savvy, with research search skills.

    Interest in history, public broadcasting, and/or digital libraries and archives.

    WGBH Internship Requirements:

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

    2. Internships are unpaid.

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

    Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by September 5th, by email to:

    Charles Hosale: charles_hosale@wgbh.org 

    American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

    An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, more than 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    WGBH is responsible for:

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

    Organization Description:

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

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

    http://openvault.wgbh.org

    http://footagesales.wgbh.org

    http://bostonlocaltv.org

    http://www.americanarchive.org

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    Spanish-Language Cataloging Intern, WGBH Media Library & Archives, Boston, MA

    AAPB Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship

    Description:

    The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students in Spanish language, translation, library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

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

    The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

    Spanish-Language Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

    Writing and comprehension proficiency in Spanish and English.

    Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.

    Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.

    Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.

    Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.

    Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.

    Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

    WGBH Internship Requirements:

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

    2. Internships are unpaid.

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

    Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by September 5th, by email to:

    Charles Hosale: charles_hosale@wgbh.org 

    American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

    An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, more than 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    WGBH is responsible for:

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

    Organization Description:

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

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

    http://openvault.wgbh.org

    http://footagesales.wgbh.org

    http://bostonlocaltv.org

    http://www.americanarchive.org

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    Cataloging Intern, WGBH Media Library & Archives, Boston, MA

    Fall 2017 Internship Opportunity

    AAPB Cataloging Internship

    Description:

    The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for graduate students in library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

    The Cataloging intern will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for over 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization. Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog.

    The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

    Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

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

    WGBH Internship Requirements:

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

    2. Internships are unpaid.

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

    Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by September 5th, by email to:

    Charles Hosale: charles_hosale@wgbh.org

    American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

    An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, more than 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    WGBH is responsible for:

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

    Organization Description:

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

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

    http://openvault.wgbh.org

    http://footagesales.wgbh.org

    http://bostonlocaltv.org

    http://www.americanarchive.org

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    Internships, South County History Center, Kingston, RI

    The South County History Center is currently seeking applications for our Fall 2017 Internship and Volunteer Program! 

    Apply here.

    Collections Internship 
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director 
    TERM: Fall 2017 (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week 
    STATUS: Unpaid Internship, multiple positions available

    Position Purpose/Summary
    Collections Interns will work with SCHC staff to support the completion of a comprehensive inventory of the Center's artifact collection. Collection Interns will verify collections, update information in the Center's collections management database (PastPerfect) and research objects. Interns will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, develop skills with PastPerfect software and conduct object-based research. 

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
    Catalogue inventoried collections in PastPerfect Software
    Research aspects of the collection or specific objects
    Support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries
     
    Qualifications

    • Detail-orientedResearch skills
    • Competency with computers
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written 
    • Enthusiasm for history, museums and preservation 
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills

    __________

    Archives Internship
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director
    TERM: Fall 2017 semester (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
    STATUS: Unpaid internship; one position available

    Position Purpose/Summary
    The Archives Intern will work with the SCHC Collections Manager to create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections. The Archives Intern will create metadata for individual collections and develop itemized lists of the individual items held within each collection. The intern will gain insight into how a historical organization manages and maintains collections, gain training and experience in the creation of finding aids and archival work and develop skills with research and collection management.

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

    • Create finding aids for the SCHC archival collections that will assist researchers of South County history
    • Research specific documents, people, and events relevant to archival collections
    • Support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours and assisting with research inquiries

    Qualifications

    • Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented
    • Interest in history, archives and preservation
    • Research skills
    • Graduate student or upper-level undergraduate preferred

    __________

    Public Outreach Internship
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director
    TERM: Fall 2017 semester (minimum of 12 weeks), 6-12 hours per week
    STATUS: Unpaid internship; one position available

    Position Purpose/Summary
    The Public Outreach Intern will work with the SCHC Executive Director on marketing and communications efforts to promote the Center and its public and educational offerings. The Public Outreach Intern will gain an understanding of how a nonprofit interacts with the community by assisting in the execution of public programs and tours. The intern will develop promotional materials, social media outreach and other marketing-related items.

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

    • Create marketing pieces and social media posts to promote the Center's programming and educational initiatives
    • Assist in the execution of programs and events
    • Support the daily operations of the Center, including giving tours

    Qualifications

    • Competency with computers; experience with Microsoft Office, databases and social media platforms
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; must be detail-oriented
    • Interest in marketing, communications, history, archives and preservation

    __________

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers are critical to the success of the Center and support many areas of our work. We will be posting volunteer positions on our website and Facebook page as they become available.

    __________

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements for Interns and Volunteers

    Physical requirements include repeated climbing up/down stairs, ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to perform duties while standing, sitting and walking.

    To Apply

    Internship and volunteer candidates must be 18 years or older.

    Please fill out Internship & Volunteer Application below

    or

    Click here to download the Center's Volunteer and Internship application.

    Please send application, cover letter and resume to Erica Luke at erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.  

    Candidates may be asked to participate in an interview. Successful applicants will begin in September. 

    To request additional information, call us at 401.783.1328 or email: erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.

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    Clinical Outreach Librarian, UPSTATE Medical University Health Sciences Library, Syracuse, NY

    The UPSTATE Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks an engaging, pro-active, and user-oriented Clinical Outreach Librarian to focus library efforts in adult consumer health outreach within Upstate University Hospital, and the greater CNY community. 

    The successful candidate will ensure that consumer health resources are easily accessible and our services and resources meet the needs of our patients, families, and community members.

    This job is for you if you are:

    • Passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
    • Enthusiastic about improving the health of the CNY community
    • A team player who thinks quickly on your feet
    • Excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment
    • Ready to make a difference everyday

    On the job you will:

    • Collaborate with Library staff and community stakeholders to develop and maintain services that: 
    • Engage patients and families during their time at Upstate
    • Enhance the health literacy of the CNY community through health fairs and tailored programing
    • Provide access to books, media, and activities
    • Ensure a strong standard of service
    • Supervise the Family Resource Center at Upstate's Cancer Center
    • Remain current with trends in outreach programming and collection development
    • Provide customized group instruction and individual reference consultation in support of evidence-based practice

    At the HSL, we:

    • Provide the resources and support you need to succeed on the job
    • Offer a competitive salary and a respectful, inclusive work environment
    • Are committed to your professional development, supporting training opportunities and travel to national and regional meetings
    • Accommodate a healthy work/life balance (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/work_life/)
    • Are located in Syracuse (http://www.upstate.edu/facultydev/prospective/community.php)

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree with relevant experience
    • Dedication to excellent customer service
    • Excellent communication, time management, and team building skills
    • Knowledge of outreach services and event planning

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Background in an academic and/or health sciences library environment
    • Experience working with under-represented populations
    • Knowledge of evidence based practice
    • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

    Salary & Benefits: 
    Salary is commensurate with experience.
    Summary of benefits (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php)

    The HSL's mission: 
    Through its exemplary customer services, the Upstate Health Sciences Library ensures the discoverability and accessibility of the information resources needed to promote a healthy community.

    Our vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities' vital partner in discovery.

    More about working at Upstate Medical University (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs/10reasons.php)

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. 

    Job #: 048325: open until filled 

    Aplication Instructions:

    Complete online application at www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs
    Please attach a cover letter and resume
    job#: 048325

    Online Application Address: 

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    Director of Development, 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 new Strategic Plan Think Again!​ Part of the Library's strategy is to identify new streams of support and revenue and focus resources and fundraising efforts on projects that connect to our target audiences: Art and design community, high school students, very young children/caregivers, DownCity residents, and workforce development for immigrants, English language learners and other job seekers. We're looking for an experienced Development Director who will bring enthusiasm and passion to our institution.

    The Director of Development is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive development program to raise funds to support the development and enhancement of library services provided by Providence Public Library. She/he reports to the Executive Director of the Library and is responsible for providing leadership and professional expertise in fundraising and the ongoing management of the Library's development program and staff. This includes working with the Director, the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, the chairs of the Conservator and Lumiere Societies and the Development and Foundation staff to design a scheme of action consistent with the organization's overall goals and objectives, and the subsequent implementation of such a plan. He/she has primary responsibility for planning and preparing all development related activities and materials, including annual fund drives, endowment campaigns, corporate grants, capital campaigns, special projects, planned giving and other related activities. She/he is also expected to perform much of the professional work of the department and to work with the Chief of Staff and Director to oversee the receipt, recording and acknowledging of all donations to the Library. As an administrator, he/she is expected to fully participate in the ongoing management of the organization.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Provide leadership and design goals, timetables and schedules for the implementation of development campaigns to support Providence Public Library's exciting, new strategic plan and its ongoing operations of roughly $5M
    • Coordinate and implement all campaign activities, including the $8M capital campaign to transform the Empire Street wing and the annual fund drive
    • Alongside the Marketing Director, design, develop and distribute all campaign-related literature, brochures and other materials for annual fund drive
    • Prepare and distribute progress reports
    • Research, identify, and evaluate individual prospects, foundations, and corporations as potential donors
    • Provide leadership to the employees of the Development office
    • Plan and implement procedures and systems for prospect information control
    • Manage the Conservator and Lumiere societies and the library's planned giving program
    • Assist Executive Director, Trustees and Corporation members in the cultivation and solicitation of prospective individual and corporate donors
    • Work with Executive Director and Library staff to discover and develop potential grant opportunities and assist with project proposals
    • Prepare reports and analyses of fund raising activities for Executive Director, Development Committee and Trustees
    • Reconcile Development reporting with the Business Office
    • Work with Chief of Staff to develop and maintain systems of recording pledges and payments
    • Report funds and materials donated to the Library to the Business Office
    • Prepare departmental budget requests and administer departmental budget
    • Represent the Library at professional events, meetings and activities to stay informed of current developments in the field
    • Train and lead other staff to support fundraising efforts
    • With the Executive Director, develop the Board's capacity to fundraise

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Energy, entrepreneurship, enthusiasm, and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of development, including grantsmanship
    • Minimum 5-10 years of fundraising and institutional development experience with solid track record of successful asks
    • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Legal or financial experience a plus
    • Ability to work well in a team, while providing leadership to subordinates
    • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets/quotas of at least $1M annually
    • Demonstrated successful experience with major gift bequests, fundraising event planning, cultivating new donors and more
    • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising software
    • Familiarity with Rhode Island and New England-based funders and foundations
    • Familiarity with national and international foundations and corporations
    • Demonstrated leadership experience planning, implementing and selling major development activities
    • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, including, trustees, managers, professionals, support staff within the organization, and with people from all social and economic levels as the organization's representative
    • Experience in working with senior level executives and management in a non profit organization
    • Strong partnership and event-planning skills
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage and inspire staff to excel.
    • Excellent communication skills and an ability to write concisely and persuasively

    SALARY: Commensurate with appropriate experience. This is a full-time position in a business casual environment with excellent benefits.

    DEADLINE FOR RESUME/COVER LETTER: August 18, 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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    Online Master's, Digital Curation, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Become a leader in the emerging field of digital asset management with the new Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree in Digital Curation <https://sils.unc.edu/programs/psm-digital-curation> from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    This 31-credit, 100% online program is the first master's degree in the nation focused on digital curation. Students will have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty members from UNC's top-ranked information school, including Dr. Helen Tibbo<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/helen-tibbo>, Dr. Christopher (Cal) Lee<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/cal-lee>, and Dr. Arcot Rajasekar<https://sils.unc.edu/people/faculty/arcot-rajasekar>.

    Graduates of this program will benefit from UNC's longstanding reputation as an international leader in digital curation and data management. Applications for spring enrollment is now open. Learn more at https://sils.unc.edu/programs/psm-digital-curation.

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    Call for Participation, SIG-IEP: The New Information State

    Call for Participation: The New Information State: How Information Ethics
    and Policy Affects Everyone, sponsored by SIG-IEP,  ASIS&T Annual
    Meeting, Crystal City, Virginia

    Date: October 28, 2017

    Abstract: In today's milieu of fake news, misinformation, and generalized distrust of institutions, information ethics and policy affects everyone, across different information science research areas. In this workshop, we will analyze these changes to the informational state and discuss how we can address them through three themes: *pedagogy for information ethics and policy*, *engagement with policymakers*, and *information ethics and policy across information science*. Workshop participants are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways and will leave the workshop with tangible products that can be used in research and teaching.

    Contributions: For the workshop, we seek several different types of contributions:

    • Panel: A panel should incorporate two of the themes (see below, under workshop organization) and each panel is encouraged to include at least one person outside academia. Panels should be explicit about which themes are addressed and include a brief biography of each contributor.
    • Paper: A paper should address one of the themes (see below) in detail, tying it back to the broader discussion of the changed information state. Papers should be 3500-5000 words.
    • Speaker: We seek volunteers to synthesize these themes (see below) and address potential big-picture implications of these trends. Those interested in being a featured speaker should submit a c.v. and a brief essay (under 5000 words) on these themes.

    The deadline for all contributions is 8/18. Contributions should be emailed to Shannon Oltmann at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu. Contact Shannon Oltmann with any questions.

    Read the full workshop proposal here <https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGIEP/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Workshop-CFP.pdf>

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    Library Assistant, Bentley Library, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

    PART TIME - LIBRARY ASSISTANT/ COMPUTER LAB EVENING SUPERVISOR:
    Haverhill Campus; Non-Unit Professional; 18 hours per week; Monday - Thursday, 4:30PM-9:00PM;
    Anticipated Start Date: Late August 2017

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The Bentley Library at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA is looking for a part time Library Technology Assistant to provide technology assistance to students in a new, modern computer lab. The success candidate will be monitoring the users of the lab, assisting with questions related to the use of academic technology, and keeping accurate records of data related to the operation of the lab. Additional library-related responsibilities may be assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

    NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills, and is committed to broadening the impact that the library has across the campus. The college has realigned its student computer labs with library services, and this position will be influential in making that program a success. As the emphasis on academic technology has increased, the library is looking for a person with experience using the Blackboard LMS, and is comfortable instructing students within this environment. This is an excellent opportunity for some interested in the library services field, or who is currently enrolled in a library science program. 

    Duties for this position include:

    • Assist students with technology related questions in a lab-based setting within the library.
    • Provide in-person, online, phone and email assistance to students, staff, and faculty.
    • Serve as a resource for students and staff working with Blackboard, Microsoft Office, and other applications aimed at academic student success.
    • Utilize document, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation, and other software.
    • Use independent judgment and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
    • Present a welcoming, pleasant demeanor in a busy public services position.
    • Assure that students requesting to use the walk in computer are registered and eligible.
    • Enforce policies, overseeing proper use of lab resources to include responsible printing.
    • Assist with computer lab usage statistics, and preparing regular administrative reports.
    • Assist with inventory of computer lab supplies to insure continuous operation.
    • Assist staff in the development of policies related to the library computer lab.
    • Communicate professionally with other departments at the college on issues related to library computer lab.
    • Supervise student employees/interns and oversee their work.
    • Be the sole staff member responsible for walk in lab's closing procedures
    • Other duties related to the operation of a computer lab in an academic library setting.

    Requirements:

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • The ideal candidate for this position will be proficient with Microsoft Office, and comfortable working in a MS Windows-based and Apple/Mac environment.
    • Must have the ability to provide high quality customer service in an academic setting.
    • Candidate must possess a strong customer service focus.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A candidate who has successfully completed some credit-bearing college courses.
    • Training or experience in providing library services is highly desirable.
    • Experience in an academic library is highly desirable.

    Additional Information:

    Salary:

    • $17.64 per hour
    • Non-benefitted

    DEADLINE: August 17, 2017 

    Post#: 126167

    TO APPLY GO TO: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=87674

     

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    Fellowship, Digital Media & Design, University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT

    Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a research fellow with an anticipated start date of October 2017. The Greenhouse Studios Mellon Fellow contributes leadership, project management, and research expertise to the production of collaborative multimodal products and supports the strategic initiatives of Greenhouse Studios. The ideal candidate will bring one or a combination of the following to the position: experience in the production of digital scholarship and/or online publishing; experience with design principles and processes and/or a knowledge of web and interactive design; a knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in data management, access, and preservation.

    As an innovative research unit located within the UConn Library, Greenhouse Studios provides opportunities for fellows to interact with cross-disciplinary partners while exploring new methods for research, experimentation, collaboration, and publication of information. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. The appointment term of the position is two years. For more information on Greenhouse Studios, please see the project website.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1. A terminal graduate degree in humanities or social sciences, fine arts, or library and information science.
    2. Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies.
    3. Familiarity with creative processes and techniques and a willingness to experiment with online publishing initiatives.
    4. Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving. 
    5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students.
    6. Demonstrated project management, leadership and excellent communication skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Experience managing collaborative digital scholarship projects and working with cross-disciplinary teams.
    2. Knowledge of graphic, web, and/or interactive design.
    3. Knowledge of metadata structures and data preservation strategies.
    4. Knowledge of motion graphic applications and digital video production.
    5. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with content management systems and digital curation systems, for example: Omeka, WordPress, and Drupal.
    6. Experience in an academic research library.

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is an 11 month, annually renewable position, with an anticipated term of 2 years. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Digital Media and Design on the Storrs campus.

    TO APPLY

    Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: 1) cover letter with a description of how your research and qualifications complement the Greenhouse Studios initiative and a list of the specific programs and digital platforms with which you have experience; 2) CV; and 3) a writing sample or a design portfolio. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

    Review of applications will begin on August 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment background check. (Search # 2017689).

    Inquiries may be sent to Sara Sikes at greenhousestudios@uconn.edu.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp

    Apply online.

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    Instructors, Library & Information Studies, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

    The Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State University http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/master-of-library-and-information-science/ is seeking part-time online instructors to teach master's level courses in Organization of Information, Descriptive Cataloging, Subject Cataloging and Classification, and/or Metadata and Advanced Cataloging for the Spring and Summer semesters of 2018. All courses are three credits each.  Course descriptions may be found at http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/education/master-of-library-and-information-science/our-program/courses.php 

    Our courses are taught fully online using the Desire2Learn (D2L) course management platform. Travel to campus is NOT required.

    Previous online teaching experience in the subject area at the Masters' level is requested.

    In order to be considered for these courses an online application must be submitted to https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/13126 for position number F00197.

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    User Experience & Access Manager, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

    User Experience (UX) and Access Manager

    The Dedham Public Library

    We are seeking a brilliant, self-motivated, articulate, and collaborative professional to step up and manage Dedham Library's UX as well as develop its service infrastructure with the goal of maximizing community utilization and engagement. This management position is a unique opportunity to apply a wide range of skills and expertise to a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization.

    The UX and Access Manager will coordinate the library's user experience efforts, for both physical and online library environments as well as be responsible for developing and implementing physical and digital space designs, technology projects, and programs designed to improve the overall user experience of the Library. Their focus will be on streamlining the customer/user experience so people may spend more time engaging with and utilizing our facilities than figuring out how they work.

    Reporting directly to the Library Director and Assistant Director, the UX and Access Manager will take an active role in identifying areas for improvements in customer engagement and community utilization. They will take a leadership role researching, developing and implementing qualitative solutions across physical and digital spaces within and outside both facilities and across all service/department areas. The UX and Access Manager will have general oversight of the library processes as they impact the library's ability to deliver a phenomenal user experience to the community they serve, participate in strategic planning, and assist with grant writing and donor relationships. This individual will also engage in offering a wide array of programming, workshops, and classes to the community and staff including but not limited to technology, Maker activities and other emerging areas of need.

    Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or necessary. Schedule includes night and weekend shifts.

    Background Desired:

    • Experience working in a networked leadership development environment
    • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, innovation, and the implementation of new ideas and practices within a public service organization to maximize community engagement and utilization
    • 5+ years of substantial management, supervisory, and budget experience in increasingly responsible positions   
    • Systems administrator experience, as well as demonstrated ability to provide high level technology support, training, troubleshooting to community and colleagues
    • Kindness, patience, and flexibility 
    • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, ability and backgrounds.
    • MLS degree required 

    To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Miriam Johnson, HR Director via email at mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov. Please include anything else you would like to share.

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    Health & Life Science Librarian, Baylor University, Waco, TX

    Come be part of the Research and Engagement Team at Baylor University Libraries! As the Health and Life Sciences Librarian, you will be actively involved in outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, collections, acquiring subject knowledge, and developing scholarly communications for the health and life science departments specifically and the university community in general.

    For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit 

    http://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/2568.

    To apply, please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, references and transcripts to Sha Towers, Search Committee Chair at sha_towers@baylor.edu

    To ensure full consideration, your application must be completed by 8/25/2017.

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    Reference Librarian, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

    Job Posting - two positions

    Title: Part time Reference Librarian (Program Support Assistant II)

    Hourly Salary: $22.44 per hour

    The Needham Free Public Library is seeking qualified applicants for the two part-time positions of Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the part time Reference Librarians will perform a variety of activities and serve as an information resource to the community.

    Duties and Responsibilities: (These duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.)

    • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials.
    • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service.
    • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services.                  
    • Create and maintain library databases with town information.
    • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests.
    • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases.
    • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices.
    • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians.   

    Requirements:

    To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

    • Master's Degree in Library Science.
    • One one year of professional experience. (May consider MLS candidates.)
    • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers.

    Special Annotation:

    Work schedule for one part-time Reference Librarian is:

    Wednesday      5:30 - 9 PM

    Saturday          9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight; September to May.

                                                  Two Saturdays in four: June, July, August.)

    Sunday            1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four; September through to June.)

    Sunday            1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four; July and August.)

    Work schedule for the second part-time Reference Librarian is:

    Monday            5:30 - 9:00 PM

    Saturday          9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight; September to May.

                                                   Two Saturdays in four, June, July, August.)

    Sunday            1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four, September through June.)

    Sunday            1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four, July and August.)

    How to Apply:

    Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application. 

    (Town application located here: http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766)

    To: dkyriakis@minlib.net

    OR

    Demetri Kyriakis, Assistant Director

    Needham Free Public Library

    1139 Highland Avenue

    Needham, MA 02494

    Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, August 21, 2017, or until a suitable candidate has been selected. Attaching application materials to an email message is preferred.

    The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Public Health & Research Support Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

    The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative, and service-oriented Public Health and Research Support Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Health and Sciences Information Services, the librarian serves the students, faculty, and staff at the Brown University School of Public Health by providing innovative programs to support the research, teaching, and service missions of the University.

    The Public Health and Research Support Librarian is a regular full-time position and the initial appointment is for a fixed 2-year period with the possibility of an extension.

    Primary duties:

    • Supports the education and research needs of the School of Public Health faculty, staff and students.
    • The librarian will also be responsible for developing and managing a more comprehensive systematic review service, which will serve schools and departments across the University.

    General responsibilities:

    • With the Sciences Team, plans and implements long term strategies for innovative services and relevant collections supporting interdisciplinary research across the health sciences, and assists faculty and researchers in research data management and public access policy compliance.
    • Participates in the general library instruction program by leading workshops on various topics, such as biomedical and public health databases, citation management tools, research strategies, and enhancing research impact.
    • Collaborates with the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics and related Rhode Island ADVANCE initiatives for Clinical and Translational Science on appropriate projects and funding opportunities.
    • Collaborate with the Head of Health and Science Information Services to support clinical faculty and residents at the affiliated hospitals of the Alpert Medical School by promoting and providing clinical resources education and support for literature reviews.
    • Develops web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces as needed.
    • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
    • 3 years of experience working in health sciences or in a research environment.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of medical and public health terminology; expert database and grey literature searching experience. Knowledge of biomedical information resources, data management, and traditional and alternative research impact measurement tools.
    • Proficiency using EndNote, Mendeley or similar bibliographic management software.
    • Strong customer service orientation with excellent oral, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills; commitment to public services and improving the library user experience.
    • Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines.
    • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Educational background in public health or one of its related disciplines.
    • Training and demonstrated experience in appraising medical and public health literature.
    • Familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards.
    • Familiarity with GIS resources commonly used within public health research; data visualization skills.
    • Experience providing instruction to individuals or groups in an academic setting.
    • Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health sciences, including peer review of scientific publications and technology innovations for dissemination.

    To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ136716. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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    Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

    The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to be the Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources, and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching, and learning in the humanities. As part of the core staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Humanities Librarian will report to the Center's Director and work together with fellow CDS staff, colleagues within Research and Outreach Services and Digital Technologies, and other staff to promote digital humanities activities in the Library and the University. The Digital Humanities Librarian will take a proactive approach to working with faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and fellow librarians and staff to collaborate on established digital projects and develop new, sustainable research projects, classroom support, and instruction in digital methods in the humanities. This position will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments in the humanities, providing instruction and collections development.

    Duties

    • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities (DH)]
    • Provide guidance and support to graduate and undergraduate students in using established and emerging DH tools and techniques
    • Work with researchers at all levels to provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to digital curation software, text analysis, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, and data visualization
    • As a part of the Center for Digital Scholarship work closely with the Brown Digital Repository staff to enable and participate in software development, metadata creation, preservation, and best practices for sustainable development of faculty and student projects
    • Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments in the humanities, providing in-depth reference support and instruction sessions for classes, groups, or individuals and recommend for purchase new books, journals, and/or databases. 
    • Participate in professional development activities to maintain subject and methodological expertise.   

    Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in the humanities (PhD preferred), and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in the humanities
    • 3 years of experience either in an academic library setting or academic digital humanities
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
    • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred
    • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

    To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ136748. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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    Reference Information Librarian, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

    The town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Reference Information Librarian position at the Main Library. This position will provide reference/information and reader's advisory services to patrons. Assists and instructs the public in the use of a wide range of print and electronic resources. Works closely with the Collection Development Librarian; participates in a wide range of collection development and maintenance duties including reading reviews, making recommendations for purchases, shelf reading, weeding, organizing and maintaining displays. Ability to work patiently and politely with the public. Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of computers, automated library systems, social media, and electronic information systems is required. Additional language skills desirable. Starting Salary $26.68 per hour.

    Resume and cover letter by August 14, 2017 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

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    Librarian, Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline, MA

    The Town of Brookline Coolidge Corner Library branch is seeking a Librarian III to provide supervision for the operations of the library branches. The Librarian III under the administrative direction of the Library Director will plan, organize, assign and supervise the work activities of the branch library staff to realize the department's work goals library policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to provide exceptional customer service. Oversees management of IT environment including but not limited to troubleshooting computers. Provides information to patrons on library policies, services, activities, facilities, and regulations. Ensures that there is adequate and appropriate programming for Adults, Teens and Children. Monitor branch budget and expends related funds. Performs all other work as required. Master's degree in Library and Information Science, supplemented by additional training in library technology, and five - seven years of public library experience is required. Supervisory experience required, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Knowledge of public library principles and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Familiarity with automated library systems, word processing, databases, and related applications. Familiarity with current popular reading. Knowledge of e-readers, e-books, and ability to troubleshoot various technologies. Working knowledge of internet, social media trends and strategies. Knowledge of other languages is desirable. Starting Salary $32.99 per hour plus generous benefits.

    Resume and cover letter by August 14, 2017 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

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    Library Manager, Collection Management, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

    Summary: 

    As manager in the newly formed (7/17) Information Resources Management Division, provide vision, supervision and direction to a busy interlibrary loan and document delivery operation that borrows/lends an average of 70,000 books and periodical articles per year. Develop and streamline workflow and integrate those ILL workflow with other units, especially Acquisitions. Reporting to the Collection Management Librarian, but with a large degree of autonomy, lead the unit that connects UNH students and scholars with the materials they need for academic success and ensure a culture of collaboration in a consortium environment.

    For a full job description, visit this link

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    UAW Archivist, Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Job Posting: Archivist for the United Auto Workers (Archivist I) 

    Wayne State University seeks a service-orientated individual to take a lead role in arranging, describing, and making accessible the records and publications of the United Auto Workers. The successful candidate will serve as the primary source of contact between the union and the Library, and provide the union with extensive outreach and reference services. This position reports to the Director of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, the largest labor archives in North America and home to extensive related collections on metropolitan Detroit. 

    For full job description, qualifications, and application instructions visit: https://jobs.wayne.edu, posting #042870  

    Applications accepted through August 14, 2017. 

    Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

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    Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

    The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/) is seeking a part time permanent pre-professional reference assistant. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library serves the Tufts University schools of Medicine; Dental Medicine; Nutrition; Public Health and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and their affiliate hospitals. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is located in downtown Boston in the Chinatown/Theater district. 

    This pre-professional position is responsible for carrying out all the daily activities of the Library Service Desk in an effective, customer-oriented and professional manner. Duties include coverage at the Library Service Desk which includes but is not limited to: assisting patrons with access to the library; access to library resources; interpreting library holdings; providing library materials; operating the circulation system; checking library materials in and out; and inputting and maintaining patron records. This position also includes assisting patrons with resources; interpreting patron requests; interpreting library policies; assisting with printing; accurate referral of patrons to appropriate staff members; operation of non standard functions of the automated library system (reserves, set creation, etc). Interactions with patrons occur in person; and electronically. Additional tasks include processing intra-University library requests; processing ILL financials; record and produce a variety of statistics pertaining to library usage.

    Basic requirements: 1 - 2 years related experience; college degree; experience with library circulation systems (Alma); MS Office products and current communication platforms (wikis, blogs etc). The working hours (20 hours) are afternoons and Friday until 7 pm.

    Preferred Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong commitment to outstanding public service. Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently, ability to manage and prioritize diverse responsibilities. Good organizational skills. High-level problem-solving skills. Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations. 

    Please apply online at: http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job number: 17001506. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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    Congress of Information Studies: Theory, Methodology & Practice

    MAGISTRAL CONFERENCES

    The relationship between human librarians and library systems
    PhD. Michael Buckland
    Monday 21 August 10:00 a.m.

    Definition, characterization, taxonomy and evolution of scientific information systems
    Dr. Ernest Abadal Felgueras
    Monday, August 21 1:40 a.m.

    Knowledge growth as facilitated by librarians and librarians
    PhD. John Budd
    Wednesday 23 August 13:20 hrs.

    Do not miss the chance to hear them!

    Reports
    Dept. Of Diffusion and Continuing Education
    Institute of Library and Information Research
    Tower II of humanities floor 13, C.U.

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

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    Collections Management/Registrarial Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

    The Nantucket Historical Association seeks a collections management or registrarial intern to work in the organization's extensive historic artifact collections. The intern will help identify, inventory, and catalog items in such collections areas as furniture, toys, hand tools, lighting devices, ceramics, and Native American archeology. A specific scope of work for the internship will be developed based on the intern's skills, knowledge, and professional goals.

    Required:

    Enrollment in or graduation from master's level program in Museum Studies or a similar discipline. Demonstrated experience or coursework in collections management and registrarial practices is required. Careful attention to detail and the ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed are essential. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

    Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the candidate.

    Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Rebecca Miller, rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is September 1, 2017, or until filled.

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    Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

    Applicants must submit the required Town of Belmont application form, resume and cover letter to the Town's Human Resources Department by the closing date of August 4, 2017. Hourly Rate Range $27.0194 to $32.3918

    Job Description:

    Assists the public with all aspects of using library resources, including the online catalog, databases, the Internet, Overdrive, e-readers and other mobile devices, etc. Has various responsibilities for collection development, including ordering materials using network and publishers' databases, selecting materials for parts of the collection, and analyzing the collection using web management and other reports, and creating lists of book recommendations for patrons. Provides bibliographic and technology instruction, in one-onone and class settings, and readers advisory services. Processes out-of-network interlibrary loan requests. Must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons.

    Provides reliable and responsive support to Belmont Public Library workstations. Responds to calls for help, troubleshoots hardware and software problems, and assists technology librarian with various tasks. May provide support for audiovisual system for meeting room. Provides setup and takedown of audiovisual equipment such as laptops and digital projector.

    This position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience or equivalent. Superior technology skills; knowledge of principles and practices of library work and trends in information science; experience with online searching and collection development; excellent oral and written communication skills as well as instructional skills. Ability to work with library staff and general public in a tactful and courteous manner. Experience with Innovative/Sierra preferred.

    This is a full time, 35 hour, benefit eligible position in the Belmont Librarians Union. The hourly rate range is $27.0194 to $32.3918.

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/humanresources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of August 4, 2017.

    Application Process

    All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmontma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993-2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

    All full-time and some part-time employees will need to complete a pre-employment physical and drug-screening examination. Certain positions will also require a CORI criminal background screening.

    The Town reserves the right to modify the application deadline and/or accept applications after the deadline in order to best serve the interest of the community.

    After the submission deadline, the Human Resources Department and a review committee will review all completed applications and will select the most highly-qualified respondents for interviews. The Town will acknowledge receipt of completed applications that it receives and will only further contact individuals who the Town selects to interview.

    Individuals who need accommodations in order to participate in this process should contact the Town's Human Resources Department.

    Please address all questions regarding the Town's hiring process to: Human Resources Department Town of Belmont 455 Concord Avenue Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 (617) 993-2740 humanresources@belmont-ma.gov

    Department: Library

    Unit: BLA FLSA

    Category: Non-Exempt

    Hours-per-week: 35

    PURPOSE OF POSITION

    The purpose of this position is to provide professional reference librarian and information services to library patrons. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Public Services.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or allinclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    • Receives and evaluates requests for information. Searches databases to find information; advises readers regarding appropriate materials; interprets and applies library policies and procedures; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and information technology including online catalog, databases, Internet, Mobile Devices, Apps and others; assists patrons in selecting and locating materials, bibliographic searches and related matters; processes interlibrary loans and network requests.
    • Maintains current knowledge of reference materials, research methods, online databases and Internet use. Maintains knowledge of technology developments and general library automation and electronic services provided through library networks.
    • Assists in library collection development. Analyzes materials to weed selections from collection.
    • May plan or assist in developing library programs and events. May prepare and give book talks and other events for patrons.
    • May perform a variety of promotional activities; prepares promotional materials, announcements, brochures, press releases and related materials
    • Reserves library meeting rooms for group use; coordinates programs/events with community groups. Compiles monthly reference, meeting room and program statistics.
    • May represent the library to various organizations and groups. Attends and participates in network committees, library meetings and other meetings.
    • Trains and supervises monitors.
    • Troubleshoots minor computer and printer problems.
    • Participates in on-going training for library technology and trends.
    • Administers museum passes program.
    • Makes administrative and operational decisions in the absence of the Library Director and department heads.
    • May perform electronic book ordering using network's acquisitions system.
    • Monitors patron behavior.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience and knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology.

    PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

    Data Utilization:

    Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

    Human Interaction:

    Requires the ability to persuade, convince, influence, train and monitor others, in favor of a desired outcome and to provide customer service. Requires the ability to act as a lead person. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with patrons, library personnel, vendor representatives, teachers, volunteers, community groups and other reference librarians.

    Equipment, Machinery, Tools and Materials Utilization:

    Requires the ability to operate a variety of library and office equipment such as computer terminal, typewriter, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine, label maker, microfilm reader/printer, computer printer and photocopier.

    Verbal Aptitude:

    Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as book reviews, bibliographies, meeting minutes/agendas, requests for materials, professional journals, databases, reference books, indexes, equipment operating manuals, policies, procedures and guidelines.

    Mathematical Aptitude:

    Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages, and decimals; and may require the ability to utilize principles of fractions and/or interpret graphs.

    Functional Reasoning:

    Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective.

    Situational Reasoning:

    Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

    ADA COMPLIANCE

    Physical Ability:

    Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of objects weighing five to ten pounds. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

    Sensory Requirements:

    Requires the ability to recognize and identify individual characteristics of shapes and sounds associated with jobrelated objects, materials and tasks.

    Environmental Factors:

    Tasks are regularly performed in safe and comfortable surroundings without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

    The Town of Belmont, Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

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    Library Assistant, Salem High School, Salem, MA

    Job Summary: Perform routine library tasks, work with students, teachers, and other library staff in busy high school library.

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma
    • Knowledge of Google Apps and other technology used in school setting a plus.
    • Experience working with students in school environment a plus.

    Application Procedure:
    Apply Online

    Hourly Salary:
    $14.57 plus an additional $.50 per hour if NH Librarian or NH Para Educator II Certified.

    Apply here.

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    Research Support Instruction/Special Projects Librarian, Connecticut College, New London, CT

    General Duties &
    Responsibilities:

    The Research Support and Instruction/Special Projects Librarian will assist, advise and instruct faculty and students in the access and use of scholarly information; assume a liaison role with an academic department, providing research instruction, discipline-specific reference assistance to faculty and students within the department; collaborate with faculty and colleagues to plan sessions for course-integrated library instruction and develop supporting materials and guides; contribute to new instruction sessions associated with the new curriculum, including ConnCourses, Pathways, and First Year Seminars; participate in the library's Digital Scholarship (DS) program by participating on DS teams and helping identify possible solutions to project proposals; develop library print and digital instructional materials; and contribute to the library profession through scholarship, participation in professional associations, and other forms of service. Approximately 20 % of the time will be used to manage special projects and provide key departmental administrative functions in support of the Vice President of Information Services and Librarian of the College. Additional responsibilities include: edit and publish biennial Information Services (IS) Newsletter, annual reports, planning documents and marketing publications; participate in IS planning activities; engage in statistical surveys; and lead other projects that may arise.

    Qualifications:

    ALA-Accredited Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent required. Must have demonstrated proficiency in the use of geospatial tools such as ArcGIS, Carto, etc.; ability to work with scripting languages such as Python, R and Julia; excellent oral and written communication, including editorial experience with internal organizational publications; knowledge of one or more quantitative statistical software tools, including SPSS; proven effective teaching skills, an understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction, and experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services to library constituents.

    For a more complete description, and a link to apply:

    https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=42558&job=research-support-and-instruction-special-projects-librarian

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    Reference/Access Services Associate, McQuade Library, North Andover, MA

    Position Overview: The Reference/Access Associate will be a valuable member of two teams at McQuade Library. Reporting to the Head of Instruction & Outreach and the Head of Access Services, the ideal applicant is flexible, familiar with academic libraries, and able to juggle many disparate tasks. MLS students are encouraged to apply.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Maintains, compiles, and reports on access, collection, patron, and instruction statistics.
    • Assists with maintenance of library-specific software, hardware, and systems.
    • Assists with staff training when necessary.
    • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade Library users.
    • Assists in the hiring, scheduling and evaluation of Access Services Student workers and maintenance of Access Services daily policies and procedures.
    • Supports the development, delivery, and assessment of information literacy/ library instruction programs.
    • Assists in managing all aspects of interlibrary loan including requesting items for all members of the College community and providing items to participating institutions while maintaining copyright compliance.
    • Creates online guides and other materials for web or print publication in assigned areas.
    • Contributes to the development, dissemination, and implementation of library policies and procedures.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS is required.
    • At least two years of relevant library experience, or library science study, required.
    • Demonstrated skill and comfort with information technology and resources in a variety of formats, especially LibGuides, required.
    • Strong customer service skills required.
    • Working knowledge of Evergreen integrated library system highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with Apple iPads highly desirable.
    • Reference/instruction experience in an academic library preferred.

    SALARY: Not specified. This is a full-time, fiscal-year position. It is expected that the candidate will work 40 hours per week, including some evening and/or weekend hours.

    TO APPLY: Please apply online with cover letter and resume to the Merrimack College Employment Opportunities page. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=merrimack1&jobId=52922&lang=en_US &source=CC3#

    Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Archives Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

    Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Intern will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, digital, and hybrid collections. They will conduct specific accessioning, appraisal, and description projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Projects may include assisting with new acquisitions; creating accession records and archival collection inventories; processing manuscript and photographic collections; developing finding aids for new and existing collections; and rehousing collections. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

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

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

    Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is August 25, 2017, or until filled.

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    Library Clerk/Substitute, Circulation Desk, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

    Part-Time: Currently at least one weekly shift AND one Saturday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

    Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk 

    Wages: $15.69 - $20.48 per hour, no benefits

    Description of Position

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

    Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

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

    Physical Requirements:

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

    Date Posted: August 1, 2017

    Closing Date: August 15, 2017

    Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

    Sarah Hogan

    Head of Circulation, Wayland Public Library

    5 Concord Road

    Wayland, MA  01778

    shogan@minlib.net

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    Assistant Instructional Librarian, The Pike School, Andover, MA

    The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Assistant Instructional Librarian to join a vibrant Library Department, serving students in grades PreK - 9, faculty, and families.
    Responsibilities

    • preparing and teaching classes ranging from PreK - 5th grade;
    • staffing the circulation desk;
    • maintaining circulation, and materials records using Alexandria library software;
    • assisting students and faculty with ready reference, online resources, and literature recommendations;
    • creating promotional displays and materials such as thematic reading lists.

    Experience and Qualifications
    The ideal candidate will be committed to multiculturalism and to the role of school libraries in education and will have the following qualifications:

    • ability to work effectively with elementary/middle school students and faculty;
    • competence with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education; and library management software;
    • familiarity with using iPads and Chromebooks in an educational setting;
    • minimum 2 years experience in a school library, including collection management and instructional experience;
    • flexibility in hours/days available
    • some graduate-level coursework in library science, library media studies, or children's literature.

    This academic year position is approximately 16 hours per week, ideal for part-time professionals or graduate students. 

    Please go to www.pikeschool.org/employment to find the full job description and click "apply" below the job to send us your material. If you are being considered, you will be notified personally.

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    Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

    Position Focus: The Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in developing and sustaining collection development and scholarly communication activities at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Primary areas of responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, trouble-shooting Medical Center e-resource access issues, and serving as the in-house expert for staff and users on matters of open access, alternative publishing models, and other issues related to scholarly information. Reports to the Associate Director of the Medical Library and collaborates closely with all departments. Provides guidance and decision support to the Director for joint-licensing resources for academic and health system partnerships, including working with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated hospitals and librarians. Collaborates with collections staff throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) on approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and policies.

    Supports the selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the clinical, curricular, research and missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center schools, programs, and departments. Provides advice and guidance to both Medical Library staff and users about open access and other scholarly publication trends and issues and develops and offers classes, consultations and workshops.

    Works closely with the Medical Library's Business Manager to provide budget projections for library collections, and to insure the effective management of general account and endowed collection funds, in accordance with university and library fiscal policies. Manages a budget of $4.4M. Works with procurement and legal staff at the Yale New Haven Health System and with hospital librarians from affiliated hospitals to negotiate pricing and licenses for clinical point-of-care resources integrated into the electronic health record. Participates in outreach including the Medical Library's personal librarian program.

    Collaborates with YUL Collections and Technical Services units, including the Director of Collection Development and the Director of E-Resources and Serials Management. Utilizes metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of processes and workflows. Compiles and analyzes collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with university library and national library association statistical reporting requirements. Manages Medical Library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites.

    Required Education, Skills and Experience:
    • Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of two years of professional library experience (preferably in an academic setting) are required.
    • Knowledge of the electronic publishing, open access, or scholarly communication environment. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, in one or more of the following areas: licensing, negotiating, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows. Ability to manage a collections budget and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
    • Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects, and services, and bring them to fruition or conclusion in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
    Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

    Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience in a biomedical library. Public services experience and training. Knowledge of the evolving role of libraries and scholarly communication in medical education, biomedical research and clinical practice. Demonstrated experience with joint licensing between academic entities and health systems. Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget.

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

    The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
    The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. A collection of 400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic resources brings information to the community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

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

    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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    Project Archivist, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an experienced, energetic, creative and self-motivated archivist for a 24 month term Project Archivist position to support the Archives & Special Collections Department. The successful candidate will prioritize working with the backlog of archival materials from Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Project Archivist will be responsible for adhering to accepted archival principles and standards during physical processing and description activities. The Project Archivist will work 37.5 hours a week under the direction and supervision of LNDL's Head of Archives & Special Collections.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Process archival collections (accession, arrange, and describe) including manuscripts and institutional records.
    • Create DACS and EAD-compliant finding aids in ArchivesSpace.
    • Identify preservation and conservation needs in the collection and work with appropriate staff to address issues as necessary.
    • Coordinate the creation of cataloging records with LNDL's Cataloging and Metadata Department.
    • Assist with reference and in-depth research consultation.
    • Support outreach efforts by assisting with classes and exhibitions.
    • Create content for social media platforms related to archival work.
    • Monitor reading room and interact with researchers as appropriate.
    • Lead a team of volunteers and work-study students.
    • Perform other duties as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • A bachelor's degree
    • 1-2 years archival processing experience.
    • Working knowledge of archival technical standards including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF; understanding of Dublin Core and other metadata schemas.
    • Possess strong customer focus with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Comfortable working with discrete confidential material.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, scanning software, and social media platforms.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
    • Possess strong organizational skills and be detailed oriented.
    • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to stand on ladders and lift 50 lbs with or without accommodation.

     Preferred Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in Archives.
    • Two or more years working experience in an academic archives.
    • High degree of organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Demonstrated conservation and preservation work experience.
    • Experience working with AtoM, Archon, Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace software
    • Records management experience.
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with rare books.
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with institutional repositories and electronic records workflows.

    Salary commensurate with experience. Please note: This is a two-year, full-time appointment with the potential for renewal.

    About the Library:

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FTE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FTE at Notre Dame.

    The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. 

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

    Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Project Archivist Position" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu to apply for this job.

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    Senior Library Assistant, Whitinsville Social Library, Whitinsville, MA

    The Town of Northbridge (Pop 16,500) seeks candidates for a part-time Senior Library Assistant in the Whitinsville Social Library for 14.5 hours per week including 2 evenings (3-8, preferably Tue & Thu) & Saturdays 9:30-2 at $17.74 per hour.

    This position is part of supervisory group that performs and shares various tasks covering most functional areas of the library, such as circulation management, interlibrary loans, new items selection, material processing, collection development, programming, and marketing. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned paraprofessional or pre-professional to increase their experience across many functional areas of a mid-size public library. 

    Responsibilities also includes assuming responsibility for the library in absence of the library director, supervising other staff & volunteers & acting as an expert on the library's automated library system, and performing customary Library Assistant tasks as needed (ex: providing in-person, telephone and email customer service to library customers, processing incoming and outgoing deliveries, shelving books, and promoting library services).

    Must be able to work with all people in the community, including children and teens.

    Candidate should be able to perform & prioritize tasks and increase output without losing accuracy during busy periods.  

    Occasional professional development training and staff meetings are required.

    Required Qualifications:

    Experience with Evergreen automated library system

    • H.S. Diploma and 1 year experience in an automated public library in customer-facing position
    • Experience with downloadable media & mobile devices (ex: smartphones, tablets)
    • Experience with personal computers, Internet/browsers & printers
    • Experience with word processing software
    • Ability to understand 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

    Wide-ranging & avid reader

    Interested applicants should submit completed Town of Northbridge employment application to: Jennifer Woodward, Library Director, Whitinsville Social Library, 17 Church St, Whitinsville, MA 01588. Applications can be picked up at the library or downloaded.

    http://tinyurl.com/WSLEMPAPP0717

    Deadline is Monday, August 14, 2017 by midnight if emailed

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

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

    • Reference service, including notary public service and technology assistance
    • Readers' advisory
    • Collection development
    • Library computer network maintenance assistance
    • Communication via website, social media, newsletter, print, signage, and displays
    • Adult programming and events
    • Community engagement

    Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong research and communication skills. Experience with graphic design and/or website design. A curious mind, a sense of humor, and a passion for reading.

    Salary: $917.51 - $1,093.69/week, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

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

    Closing Date: 8/18/2017

    Send: Resume and letter of application to

    Catherine McDonald, Director

    cmcdonald@noblenet.org

    Beebe Library

    345 Main St.

    Wakefield, MA 01880 

    Posted: 7/31/17

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    Open Data Workshop, Infotec, Mexico

    August 7-8, 2017, 09:30AM to 4PM. 

    Venue: Institute of Library Research & Information (IIBI), Tower II of Humanities, University City, CDMX. 

    LIMITED AVAILABILITY 

    Register at inscripec@iibi.unam.mx or by phone: (52-55) 5623.0352 and 0193

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    Metadata Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Position Title: Metadata Librarian

    Job Code: 3753

    Department Name: LIB-Library

    Services Reports To Title: Interim University Librarian

    Employee Name: No Incumbent

    Reports To: Matthew Sheehy

    Position Purpose

    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 in the Hebrew language. Works closely with the Judaica Librarian.

    Essential & Other Functions

    • Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works, rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebraic material. (40%)
    • Responsible for training, development, and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures and documentation for all activities of metadata creation and collection processing, including cataloging, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, and deselection. Responsible for maintenance and management of links to authority records in the online environment. Hires and supervises student assistants for these activities. (20%)
    • Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment department. Works with staff in library systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a quality online bibliographic environment, including coordination of database management activities. (20%)
    • Analyzes new workflows and vendor services. (10%)
    • Maintains quality control in the online systems. (10%)

    Position Requirements

    Work Experience: 3-5 years of total work-related experience

    Supervisory / Management Exp.: 0-1 year of supervisory/management experience

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Not responsible for supervising (hiring, firing, performance reviews or corrective action) others.

    Written/Verbal Communication: Regularly uses moderately complex verbal and written skills, May train others in functional area and interact with others across University and/or externally. May make presentations to department or middle management.

    Knowledge: In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with ability to use in varied situations.

    Collaboration/Service: Has frequent contact with others outside of workgroup, both inside and outside University. Results have major implications on the management and operations of an area within a department.

    Decision Making: Decisions have major implications on the management and operations of an area within a department. Job may contribute to important strategy, operational and business decisions that affect the department.

    Problem Solving: Problems are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring novel and creative approaches to resolution. New concepts and approaches may have to be developed.

    Independence of Action: Results are defined. Sets own goals and determines how to accomplish results with some guidelines. Supervisor/manager provides broad guidance and overall direction.

    Bachelor's degree: Required

    Master's degree: Required

    Budget Responsibilities: Has no budget responsibility

    Skills & Knowledge

    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.

    Physical/Environmental Demands

    Office environment/no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.

    Additional Information

    Job Profile ID#: 305001

    Position #: 20002275

    Last Updated Date: 2017-07-25

    Report As Of Date: 2017-07-25 

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    Information Specialist, Knowledge Management, Health Advances, San Francisco, CA

    Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base. Experience in one or more healthcare areas (biopharma, medtech, diagnostics & life science tools, healthcare services, health IT, health economics, market access) is strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco, CA. The successful candidate will be the only Information Specialist in the San Francisco office, but will work closely with colleagues in Weston.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with project and business development teams, assisting with data and literature research
    • Respond to requests by creatively surveying both Health Advances' internal holdings as well as external resources, including specialized databases and search tools and the Internet
    • Using in-depth knowledge of industry sources, proactively advise project teams of resources that may be helpful to complete specific projects
    • Provide ongoing support for one or more business development teams
    • Participate in building Health Advances' knowledge base, including some or all of the following:
    • On an ongoing basis, identify, evaluate, and document external resources for use by project teams, focusing on one or more areas of healthcare
    • Help to develop and implement new knowledge products and services
    • Support information, data, and resource discovery by describing and tagging both internal and external content
    • Work with HA Knowledge Services in Weston as part of a seamless team to address the spectrum of information and knowledge needs of Health Advances staff
    • Act as primary researcher for San Francisco staff
    • Conduct research to support other offices as needed
    • Perform other duties as required, including dissemination of current awareness materials and training

    Qualifications:

    • A minimum of 2 years year of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably corporate information services, marketing, business development, or knowledge management; the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience
    • Experience conducting research and analysis
    • Detailed knowledge of healthcare industry resources, including data and statistics, business, and clinical materials strongly preferred. At a minimum, interest in the healthcare industry and ability to develop expertise in a complex subject area
    • Experience with a variety of healthcare resources, particularly in the use of pharmaceutical/biotechnology and pipeline databases and products from QuintilesIMS, Evaluate, Informa, Springer
    • Expertise using ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Informa's Strategic Transactions Database, and other similar databases
    • Experience evaluating resources and vendors
    • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent education and experience, a plus
    • Undergraduate degree in healthcare-related field a plus
    • Strong customer service orientation and demonstrated ability to exercise creativity in resolving customers' information needs
    • Excellent communication (both oral and written), time management, organization, and teamwork skills
    • Attention to detail with the ability to multitask
    • Ability to work as a solo practitioner, and also to team with geographically dispersed colleagues
    • Willingness to travel to Boston for ~1 week of training 

    Key Relationships:

    • Reports to Chief Knowledge Officer
    • Works closely with San Francisco office staff, HA Library Services team, and Chief Knowledge Officer
    • Works with Knowledge Management Committee members for resource evaluations and continued database development
    • Interacts regularly with project teams, business development teams, and all levels of consulting and functional staff

    Hours:

    • 8:00am-5:00pm or 9:00am-6:00pm
    • Full time: 45 hours a week
    • Must be on site (working remotely is not feasible) 

    Health Advances offers a creative and stimulating work environment, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and a challenging career opportunity.

    Health Advances is a strategy consulting firm that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. We are scientists, clinicians, researchers, and business professionals who share a passion for supporting healthcare product commercialization and driving adoption of innovations that improve healthcare. We help clients realize growth opportunities worldwide for healthcare technologies, products and services. Our consultants partner with senior executives and investors on their highest-stakes strategic decisions.

    Health Advances employs over 140 full-time professionals in full-service offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Zug, Switzerland. These offices perform analyses worldwide; nearly one-third of Health Advances' projects are ex-US. Health Advances has performed studies in over 70 different countries.

    Health Advances is seeking a full-time Information Specialist to join the Knowledge Management team to assist project teams with secondary research and to help build our proprietary knowledge base. Experience in one or more healthcare areas (biopharma, medtech, diagnostics & life science tools, healthcare services, health IT, health economics, market access) is strongly preferred. The position is based in San Francisco, CA.  The successful candidate will be the only Information Specialist in the San Francisco office, but will work closely with colleagues in Weston.

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to:

    Dana Gaughan

    Director of Recruiting and Professional Development Health Advances LLC

    9 Riverside Road

    Weston, MA 02493

    Or apply online: https://healthadvances.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/e6618463-b243-3567-15ca-10c30812f8f5/apply?source=592364-CJB-0

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    Chief Archivist, Archdiocese of Hartford, Hartford, CT

    The Archdiocese of Hartford is responsible for a geographic territory in Connecticut comprised of Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties, with an estimated population of more than 700,000 Roman Catholics. The span of the Archdiocese includes 214 parishes, 56 schools and a large nonprofit social services agency, Catholic Charities, which focuses on the needs of children, the family and the elderly in the community. The Archdiocese of Hartford currently has approximately 213 parish priests, 1,311 full or part-time staff for the schools and 550 employees at Catholic Charities. In addition, the Archdiocese of Hartford currently owns approximately 1,100 buildings, publishes its own monthly newspaper, The Catholic Transcript, and owns and operates an office of radio and television. 

    The Archdiocese's Central Service Offices, which are co-located at 134 Farmington Avenue in Hartford and at the St. Thomas Seminary and Conference Center in Bloomfield CT, coordinate and oversee the exercise of administrative duties for the Archdiocese of Hartford and currently employ approximately 119 lay staff. The Central Service Offices staff interacts regularly with all constituents of the Archdiocese of Hartford, including the parishes, schools, clergy, the faithful and the entire Ecumenical community at large.

    In October 2013 Bishop Leonard Blair was named Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford and was installed on December 16, 2013. 

    Strategy and Direction: The Archdiocesan Central Service Offices now seek to strengthen and expand their organizational effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness to the needs of the parishes, schools, clergy and faithful in the Archdiocese of Hartford. They seek a trained archivist to assist this effort.

    Position Title: Archivist        

    Department: Administration

    Reports To: Chancellor 

    FLSA CODE:  Exempt

    The Archivist for the Archdiocese of Hartford will preserve and administer the historic and artistic collections of the Archdiocese of Hartford. The Archivist will appraise and edit permanent records and historically valuable documents, and will direct the safekeeping of archival documents and materials.

    Essential Functions:

    • Maintain effective and efficient control in the management of collections and cataloging archives
    • Plan and organize archives by accessing, cataloging, identifying and inventorying of collections
    • Develop and/or update policies and procedures for historic collections for the Chancery archives, as well as for use by other parishes and/or agencies and offices 
    • Promote, exhibit, and display items, which are part of the Archdiocesan collection, for public viewing
    • Write and keep documentation and histories on each of the items contained in the collection
    • Assist with or coordinate with Parishes on the transfer of items and/or records 
    • Assist with or coordinate with Archdiocesan offices and/or agencies on special programs related to historical materials
    • Prepare a departmental budget for each calendar year in regard to the administration of the department
    • Work closely with the Fiscal Department to facilitate the payment of expenses related to the department 
    • Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Maintains good working relationships and effective communications among all  Archdiocesan personnel
    • Ability to work closely with the Chancellor to coordinate all aspects of departmental operations
    • Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary 

    Special Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities 

    • Knowledge and experience relating to the administration of temporal goods and archives
    • Solid academic understanding in theology and Roman Catholic traditions
    • Knowledge of collections management, specifically related to historic and artistic collections
    • Knowledge of local church history as well as a working knowledge of the Archdiocese of Hartford

    Basic Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Applications
    • Must possess excellent analytical skills
    • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices
    • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to present oneself professionally
    • Excellent record-keeping skills
    • Ability to work toward and meet project deadlines
    • Good facilitation skills with ability to conduct presentations and/or meetings
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule
    • Demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural parish settings

    Educational Requirements:

    Qualified candidates must possess a Masters of Library Science with a concentration on Archives Management from an accredited school. 

    Five or more years of experience working with archival collections; records management theory and practice; or a related field with an emphasis in museum studies, history, anthropology, or art history. Experience working in a religious environment is preferred.

    Compensation: $60K

    Benefits: Comprehensive health insurance and other plan benefits available at time of interview

    Background: Per the safe environment policy of the Archdiocese of Hartford all applicants should expect to have a criminal background check.

    Deadline for Application: January 31, 2017 

    For consideration please email: Arlene McSweeney Ed.D. at Arlene@CatholicRecruiter.com  with resume.

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    Youth Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

    The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Youth Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator with the responsibility for connecting children and teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

    SALARY:

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

    For a Full Job Description Visit: http://mywpl.org/?q=jobs-wpl

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

    Assistant/Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services

    Job Description:

    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. 

    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).

    Additional Information:

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

    Apply Online: https://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77522

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    Children's Librarian, Youth Services Department, Portsmouth, NH

    CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9

    SALARY RANGE:$41,322-$50,123

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers; a solid foundation in theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service; and knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

    DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers' advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
    2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
    3. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
    4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
    5. Participates in departmental social media efforts
    6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs
    7. Assists with library outreach activities.
    8. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.
    9. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

    Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

    SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
    Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
    Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

    APPLY TO:

    City of Portsmouth
    Human Resources Office
    Dianna Fogarty
    Human Resources Director
    City of Portsmouth
    1 Junkins Avenue
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    (603) 610 - 7270

    Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form

    Please include which position you are applying for.

    The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    DATE POSTEDJuly 24, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

    See link: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y 

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    NFAIS Virtual Half-Day Workshop

    Can R&D Funding Be Separated From Political Agendas?
    Date: Monday, July 31, 2017
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EDT)
    Location: NFAIS Virtual Half-Day Workshop
    ________________________________
    NFAIS intends to tackle the rarely-addressed subject of R&D, STEM, and Humanities funding in light of the vagaries brought about by changes in government policies. The near-current advent of Brexit coupled with the new U.S. administration creates a palatable fear among researchers around the globe. Participants in this program will provide their expert take on the following issues:

    • current negotiations regarding policies and regulations as the UK negotiates with the EU
    • current state of U.S. research policies under the new administration
    • areas of research most susceptible to impact from recent political changes

    Join NFAIS for an intense look at what is happening now and what might happen in the future to research funding.

    For more information and to register go to http://bit.ly/2tywmon

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    Call for Proposals: Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management Conference

    Join the Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) for their conference in November 2017. This two-day virtual event will include paper and poster presentations, roundtable discussions, and the opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others. With a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management, sessions will cover topics such as digital preservation, digital projects, and sustainability. Learn, network, and share all from the comforts of your own desk!

    *Now Accepting Conference Proposals!*

    Please go to our submission guidelines <http://tinyurl.com/cpndamcallforproposals> to receive more information about proposals and due dates. To browse possible topics for proposals, click here. <http://tinyurl.com/cpndampossibletopics>

    *Proposals are due August 21, 2017.*

    To submit your proposal, click here <http://tinyurl.com/cpndamsubmitproposal>. You will need to create an account before accessing the proposal form.

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    Call for Submissions: Data-Driven User Behavioral Modeling

    *Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (Springer)*
    *Special Issue on "Data-Driven User Behavioral Modeling: From Real-World Behavior to Knowledge, Algorithms, and Systems"*
    http://data-driven.eurecat.org/

    MOTIVATION
    We are now *inundated* with user data "in the digital world and in the real world" so it makes sense to try to mine that data to look for patterns and rules to guide our recommendation algorithms. We capture data streams from sensors, social media recommendations, mobile location-based information, and the evolving Internet of Things (IoT). The goal is to create a *snapshot*, or profile, of the user by understanding a person's behavior when searching for a product, user activities when near a store that has a previously search-for product, and how social recommendations may influence a decision. The data tells the much of the user's story, but we need tools and techniques to look for patterns, and turn those patterns into knowledge that can guide our algorithms in making smarter recommendations.

    Data is being collected constantly on user behavior on the Web, by location-based services using mobile phones, tele-monitoring and home support systems, and on our mobile fitness apps, and by sensors, cameras, and the IoT. Our goal is to *transform* that data into knowledge in ways that support and enhance the user experience. We want to make recommender systems smarter and more responsive to user needs, so we need to understand our users better. One important requirement is that users be able to provide feedback regarding the recommendations provided by the system. Another important factor is the role of social media in the way users are influenced in their decision-making.

    TOPICS FOR THE SPECIAL ISSUE
    We are interested in original research that addresses the multitude of issues in Data-Driven User Behavior Modeling. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Data mining of user behavior from data streams;
    • Knowledge discovery for user behavior modeling;
    • Internet of Things and daily activity monitoring;
    • Recommender systems for user decision-making;
    • Algorithms that incorporate user behavior models;
    • Role of social media and recommendations for user decision-making;
    • Real-world applications and systems in healthcare and other areas;
    • User behavior modeling and data privacy and data security.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    • First submission paper due: October 1, 2017
    • First round decision made: December 15, 2017
    • Revised manuscript due: January 31, 2018
    • Final decision made: March 15, 2018
    • Final paper due: April 15, 2018

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
    Paper submissions must conform to the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems format guidelines <http://www.springer.com/computer/database+management+%26+information+retrieval/journal/10844>

    Manuscripts should be around (but not longer than) 25 pages and must be submitted to the online submission system <http://www.editorialmanager.com/jiis/default.aspx>. Please, select option "Data-Driven User Behavioral Modeling: From Real-World Behavior to Knowledge, Algorithms, and Systems" in the "Choose Article Type" section.

    Submissions to this Special Issue must represent original material that has been neither submitted to, nor published in, any other journal. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere should have at least 30% of novel valuable content that extends the original work (the original papers should be referenced and the novel contributions should be clearly stated in the submitted paper).

    CONTACTS
    Website: http://data-driven.eurecat.org/
    For enquiries regarding the special issue, send an email to both guest editors at ludovico.boratto@acm.org and eloisa.vargiu@eurecat.org.

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    Library Director, Hill Library, Strafford, NH

    The Hill Library in Strafford, NH is seeking an outgoing, organized and experienced leader to fill the position of Library Director (half-time). Strafford is a growing rural residential community of about 4,000 residents in the Rochester/Dover area just north of Portsmouth, NH. The library has recently completed interior renovations, greatly expanding the Children's and Young Adult areas. The Board of Trustees and the Strafford Friends of the Library are engaged and supportive of the Staff's efforts to provide 21st Century library services to all Strafford residents. You will lead that effort.

    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, the Board of Trustees and community service organizations including the Friends.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required. A ready smile and sense of humor will be useful.

    The Library Director exercises considerable judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget preparation and oversight, program creation & implementation and supervision. The Library Director, who works 20 hours per week and reports to an elected Board of Trustees, provides leadership to 5 part-time staff and numerous volunteers. This is a growth position.

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

    Educational/Professional Requirements:

    • A minimum of three years of public service management experience required;
    • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred; and,
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated proficiency with technology are required.

    Skills Required:

    • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees and all library stakeholders;
    • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations;
    • Strong proficiency with library management systems (Atriuum), accounting software (QuickBooks) and the full MSOffice Suite;
    • Promote the Library through proven creative agility with smart devices and social media platforms;
    • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials; and,
    • Ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

    Salary:

    $18 - $23/hour commensurate with experience.

    Please submit a thoughtful letter of interest, your resume and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional) to Library Search Committee, PO Box 130, Strafford, NH 03884 or email to: Director@metrocast.net. Electronic submission is preferable. Review of applications will continue through August 9, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. The Town of Strafford is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Research Data Service Specialist, University of Illinois Library, Champaign, IL

    Position Available: Two positions open immediately. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional position.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Data Service seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional. This position is with the Research Data Service headquartered at the University Library. The candidate will advance the Illinois' Research Data Service program (http://researchdataservice.illinois.edu) by directly partnering with researchers and units to manage, curate, publish, and archive research data. Illinois research data requires attention, curation, and dedicated management to ensure that the research done at Illinois is efficient, reliable, and can stand the test of time. The Illinois Research Data Service is a young, dynamic program that has quickly become well-respected for our team's commitment and ability to provide researchers across a variety of disciplines with practical but progressive guidance, training, and tools for managing and archiving data. We currently have an opening for a Research Data Specialist to join our team and strongly encourage those with backgrounds in research data curation, coordination and/or management of research studies or programs, information technology, and advanced research degrees to apply.  

    Specific areas of activity include but are not limited to: 

    • Advise and assist researchers in adoption and adaptation of best practices for the management of research data;
    • Assist researchers in preparation and deposition of datasets into institutional or discipline-specific repositories;
    • Utilize current research experience and work to become familiar with a variety of other disciplines and types of data to curate datasets for deposit into the Illinois Data Bank (databank.illinois.edu);
    • Advise and assist in development of workflows for the creation of documentation and provenance information for datasets;
    • Provide expert analysis of technical requirements; identify and recommend potential software and tools for data re-use, management, and curation;
    • Seek out and lead a variety of data management training scenarios, including sessions for departments, research groups, and through one-on-one consultations;
    • Monitor agency and publisher data policies, and advise on and review Data Management Plans submitted as part of funding proposals;
    • Participate in outreach and promotion of the Research Data Service and associated Library programs

    Current Research Data Service activities have benefited from development and input from a diverse group of invested colleagues from across the library and campus. The candidate is encouraged to both maintain and improve current activities, but also identify new opportunities and strategies to augment, extend, or otherwise improve Illinois' data management services. The position requires the ability to identify and prioritize the needs of campus researchers, and to be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Research Data Specialists play an important role by interfacing with campus researchers, librarians, IT professionals, and other professional staff. This includes participating and contributing to the planning and development of other data services and policies, both campus-wide and through collaborations with other universities.

    Environment: Headquartered in the University Library, the Research Data Service is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Library, iSchool, Tech Services, and NCSA. The service provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.

    Qualifications:

    Required: Bachelor's degree and experience working in an academic research environment OR an advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline; demonstrated ability to execute sound data management practices including organization, documentation, and preservation of research data; ability to think creatively to develop innovative data management outreach and training materials; ability to work in a team environment; skills for effective oral and written communication with co-workers, researchers, and others from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, to set priorities, and meet deadlines

    Preferred: Advanced degree in an informatics- or research-orientated discipline; two or more years of professional experience managing research data including compliance with funding agency requirements; Familiarity with database or repository structure and development; familiarity with formal metadata schema; facilitation experience; Demonstrated ability to identify and vet resources and tools for data sharing, analysis, and archiving; knowledge of academic publishing; certification as a Software Carpentry instructor, or willingness to become certified.

    Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.

    Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction. 

    Campus & Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

    Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

    DEADLINE: in order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 25, 2017.

     Apply here

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    Resource Person, St Mary's School, Brookline, MA

    St Mary's, Brookline is a busy PreK-Grade 8 school in Brookline Village. We are interested in expanding our technology capabilities by adding a full time resource person, on-site, who serves as a model for teachers and students while supporting and creating an environment in the Library/Media Center conducive to 21st learners.
    This individual will:
    • work with teachers to help engage students in inquiry-based learning experiences
    • provide instruction in the use of information, communication and technology skills using print resources for whole classes
    • instruct students on how to locate, access, and evaluate appropriate information in various formats
    • serve as liason for literacy skills, Book Fairs, and read-alouds within our PreK-Grade 8 classroom.
    Experienced preferred.
    Bachelor's degree required. 
    Send License, cover letter, resume and three references to:

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    Visual Resources Librarian, Islamic Art and Architecture, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    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.

    For more information or to apply to the position please visit: https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs.

    Select "Administrative / Staff Jobs" and enter 43160BR in the "Search for Jobs" field.

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    Collection Development Librarian, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    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.  

    For more information or to apply to the position please visit: https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs.

    Select "Administrative / Staff Jobs" and enter 43159BR in the "Search for Jobs" field.

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    Reference Assistant, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

    The Mondor-Eagen Library at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, is now taking applications for a part-time Reference Assistant. We are looking for a professional, flexible, and dedicated individual to join our staff. Ability to work on multiple projects, supervise student workers, and offer exemplary customer service required. Willingness and ability to learn new tasks essential. This position is perfect for students and early-career professionals looking to expand their skill base and explore different facets of academic library work.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Reference Assistance - Assists the Reference and Instruction Librarian in preparation for information sessions and monitors the Reference Desk when needed.
    • Interlibrary Loan - Uses the OCLC World Share Management ILL system, finding material in the library for loan and assisting the community with borrowing materials.
    • Outreach -- Helps promote library awareness and use, including display planning and other outreach efforts. 
    • Cataloging and Access Services - Assists as needed with Reserves, Circulation, and Access.
    • Contributes to the work of all staff to maintain services and organization of the library. 
    • Attends appropriate library workshops and conferences. 

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Training/monitoring student staff

    SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 20 hours per week. Will require some evening shifts. Schedule is adjustable.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree, or enrollment in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited graduate program preferred, but will consider a bachelor's degree candidate with at least 3 years' academic library experience. Must be able to work as a member of a team, demonstrate use in Microsoft Office Products, and be able to shelve books and care for other library materials. Prior use of LC classification and Evergreen ILS is preferred.

    TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Janice Wilbur, Library Director, at jwilbur@annamaria.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate what your ideal working schedule would be based on the hours stated.

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    Human Resources Manager, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    The Human Resources Manager provides day to day oversight of the Human Resources department, in support of an environment that fosters excellence, commitment, creativity and cooperation throughout the Museum. S/he works closely with the Director of Human Resources to ensure high quality HR programs and services are provided to, and on behalf of, the Museum. The Human Resources Manager will have specific focus on the management of benefit programs, recruitment, on boarding and off boarding, internship program, payroll, and compliance. This individual plays a key role in support of Museum departments with frontline staff as well as organizing staff events. The ideal candidate will be committed to the development of policies and programs to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce for the organization.

    For more information and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9861

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    Research Services Analyst, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

    Fidelity Investments Research Services Analyst, Boston 1706186

    Reporting to the Director of Content Management within the Investment Information Services (IIS) organization, the Research Services Analyst's primary responsibility is to track and maintain critical data sets and attributes for the Research Services subscribed to by Fidelity and assist the research vote administrators. This includes working with several proprietary databases including the Fidelity Research Voting platform and IIS InfoCenter catalog.   Research Voting is a quarterly process by which Investment Professionals vote points based on their assessment of the value of services received from external research providers.  The IIS InfoCenter is a collection of industry and reference materials for use by research librarians and investment professionals as part of the research process. 

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Maintain Research Voting System Databases, including firm maintenance, broker representative lists and contact information changes that may result from mergers, name changes or other corporate actions; deactivate inactive services from database
    • Maintain voter-related data, including group associations and budget data as directed
    • Create and deliver regular and ad hoc research vote reports
    • Ensure data is ready for report cycle and management approval, including reviewing broker report cards for accuracy prior to distribution
    • Maintain investment professional classification database and manage user soft $ eligibility
    • Gather critical Investment Professional feedback on all contractual research services by conducting surveys and entitlement reviews for renewals
    • Partner with IIS colleagues on Vendor Relations and Vendor Administration for change management tickets for research services
    • Issue and track spend approvals as part of the research service spend notification process
    • Participate in enhancement discussions for internal systems and external vendor products
    • Collaborate with Research Services team on external and internal audit requests
    • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical IIS InfoCenter collection

    Experience and Education

    • MLS or progress towards MLS preferred
    • 3-5+ years' experience in financial services, preferably in asset management

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong Excel skills
    • Have attention to detail and accuracy
    • Possess the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks concurrently under strict time constraints
    • Effectively work with diverse personalities in a dynamic environment across all levels of staff and management
    • Knowledge of research process and the mutual fund industry

    Company Overview

    At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com

    Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

    www.fidelitycareers.com reference requisition 1706186 

     

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    Call For Chapters: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World

    CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World
    by Tom Mackey and Trudi E. Jacobson
    https://metaliteracy.org/

    We are soliciting chapter proposals for a book entitled Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World that we will publish in fall 2018 by the American Library Association. We would like to include both theoretical and applied chapters written by academic librarians, disciplinary faculty from a variety of fields, administrators, and instructional designers that describe and reflect upon the importance of advancing metaliteracy in a post-truth world. We see a particular urgency in editing this book at this time when truth itself is questioned for political purposes, journalism and the free press are constantly under attack, science and climate change are doubted as factual, online hacking is prevalent, online privacy is a concern, and the ability to proliferate false information through circuitous social media networks has become a serious issue. It is profoundly clear that the competencies, knowledge, and personal attributes that define metaliteracy and inform the role of the metaliterate learner are critical in today's connected and divided world: digital literacy and traditional conceptions of information literacy are insufficient for the extreme challenges we currently face.

    We would like to like to build on the success of our previous books, Metaliteracy in Practice<http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11538> and Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners<http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=10897>, while leveraging the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education<http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework> in relation to teaching and learning in the post-truth world. As one example of this approach, our most recent article for The Conversation, entitled "How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?<http://theconversation.com/how-can-we-learn-to-reject-fake-news-in-the-digital-world-69706>," applied metaliteracy to the destructive emergence of fake news in the 2016 Presidential Election. We made the argument that we need to read online information with a critical eye, apply metacognitive thinking to the consumption of all information, and make purposeful and meaningful contributions to the social media ecosystem as active participants. Given the interest in metaliteracy as a model for preparing metaliterate learners as responsible participants in today's divisive information environment, we are especially interested in expanding the conversation to educators who have developed successful metaliteracy teaching and learning theories and practices to resist these challenges. Overall, how do we best prepare our students for being active and engaged metaliterate learners in today's environment?

    The editors are interested in ideas that are easily transferable, and that include strong components of student metacognition and empowerment. The book will include both theoretical arguments for metaliteracy in a post-truth world and innovative case studies that respond to these complex issues, all from different disciplinary perspectives, and academic institutions in the U.S. and internationally. The Metaliteracy Learning Objectives featured in our books and available via Metaliteracy.org: http://metaliteracy.org/learning-objectives/ will be core to the chapters as well.

    Tom Mackey, Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Professor at SUNY Empire State College and Trudi E. Jacobson, Distinguished Librarian and Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany will write the framing chapter and edit this new book.

    Please send 1-2 page proposals to Tom at Tom.Mackey@esc.edu no later than September 29, 2017. We will make our decisions by mid-October. First drafts of the completed chapters (20-25 pages) will be due on January 12, 2018. Final drafts will be due by April 13, 2018.

    If you have any questions about proposal ideas or about the book, please contact Tom at Tom.Mackey@esc.edu or Trudi at tjacobson@albany.edu

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    Adult Services/Technology Assistant, Medfield Public Library, Medfield, MA

    The Medfield Public Library has a very exciting position to fill! We are opening our new makerspace, the STEAM Room, this fall and have an immediate opening to fill for someone to join our team to help run it. If you love crafts and creating or have a head for tech, this is the perfect position for you! Be a part of our collaborative team in a supportive community. Medfield is a suburb of Boston and the library is located in the heart of an active and thriving downtown.

    We are looking for someone who is confident and excited to take on challenges and learn new skills. This position will be formed by the candidate's passions and interests in making. Responsibilities will also include reference desk coverage and conducting informational sessions on use of makerspace equipment one-on one and in a group setting.

    This is an immediate opening for a 15 hour/week position and will require at least two Sundays per month and a weekly evening shift.

    Qualifications

    Demonstrated knowledge of computers, including Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and email; knowledge of electronic databases and the Internet; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to multi task. Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, and be at ease with interruptions.

    Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the general public on a daily basis; and enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner. Exhibits a passion for working with new technologies and finding innovative ways of sharing them with patrons. Experience with 3D modeling, rendering and printing, coding, crafting and other Maker skills preferred.

    Graduate students urged to apply.

    Institution

    Medfield Public Library

    City/Town

    Medfield, MA

    Salary

    $19.94-$24.96 per hour

    Closing Date

    August 14, 2017

    How to Apply

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Pamela Gardner, Adult Services/Technology Librarian, at pgardner@minlib.net.

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    Assistant Law Librarian, Harris County Law Library, Houston, TX

    The Harris County Law Library anticipates an opening for an Assistant Law Librarian in the next few months and is seeking applicants for the position. Duties and qualifications are listed in the Job Description. Cover letters and resumes may be submitted by August 11, 2017, to Law Library Deputy Director Joseph Lawson via email at Joseph.Lawson@cao.hctx.net.

    Full Job Description is available here.

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    Programming Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

    Pelham, New Hampshire is a town of 13,000 where the library is an important hub and community gathering spot. We are looking for a warm, imaginative and outgoing librarian to create, publicize and run weekly and monthly adult programming through February 2018. Other duties will include staffing the circulation desk including providing reference help and doing some drop-in technical training.

    Qualifications:

    • Self-starter and detail oriented
    • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects.
    • Excellent technology skills and desire to learn new technologies.
    • Knowledge of library computer systems.
    • Extensive Windows-based computer skills and experience with office machines.
    • Bachelor degree with prior paid public library experience.
    • Demonstrated experience of community outreach/ partnership in putting on programs.

    Must have flexibility to run programs in evening or on weekends as required. We are open 7 days a week during the school year. We are currently not open to the public on Thurs or Fri mornings.

    Part time at 25 to 30 hours a week. Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Evenings or weekends if necessary to staff a program.

    Salary: $20 - $22 an hour

    Closing Date: August 4, 2017 or until filled.

    Please email the following:

    • resume
    • letter of interest
    • a sample of your work publicizing a program

    Win Flint, Director

    Pelham Public Library

    Pelham, New Hampshire

    wflint@pelhamweb.com

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    Call for Participation: ASIS&T 2017 SIG InfoLearn Workshop

    Sat. October 28, 2017, 8:30am-12:30pm, Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA,
    close to DC.

    Researchers in both information and learning sciences aim to understand the processes that facilitate searching, learning, and knowledge co-construction, in order to advance theory and system design. Recent special volumes of the *Journal of Information Science* and *The Information Society* discuss the intersections in human information and learning research.

    ASIST's new Special Interest Group, *SIG Information and Learning Sciences* <https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGILS/ 

    (InfoLearn, https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGILS/ 

    <https://www.asist.org/SIG/SIGILS/>)

    was initiated and launched in Spring of 2017. To mark this occasion, we will offer this half-day pre-conference workshop at the ASIST annual meeting. A primary goal is to present several cross-disciplinary scholars' perspectives on key research occurring within both of these connected disciplines, offer analysis and discernment on scholarly boundaries and convergences, and identify productive ongoing and future areas of theory building, methodology and system design praxis, spanning these 2 inter-disciplinary fields.

    We seek researchers from all backgrounds to join us in a scholarly nexus to pursue research opportunities in this emerging area. Workshop themes include:

    • Information behavior during both formal and informal learning, and by the full diversity of youth, adults, elders and specialized populations: at work; at school; at play
    • Design and use of learning systems and information systems
    • Computer supported collaborative learning
    • Ethnographic, emancipatory, critical-race theory and post-structural research involving information and learning
    • Digital divide, literacies, access, and engagement
    • Learning analytics and/or data science perspectives on inquiry and learning activity across systems
    • E-learning systems research on policies and practices in data sharing, information architecture, knowledge ecosystems management
    • Social and ethical issues, privacy and security concerns in online and cyber-learning

    Check here for more information: http://bit.ly/infoLearnCFP2017

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    Visiting Scholar Program, Social Media Lab, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

    The Social Media Lab at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada) has a strong
    tradition of collaboration. 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

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    Call for Workshops & Proposals, WorldCIST'2018, Naples, Italy

    WorldCIST'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
    27th-29th of March 2018, Naples, Italy

    http://www.worldcist.org/

    WORKSHOP FORMAT

    The Information Systems and Technologies research and industrial community is invited to submit proposals of Workshops for WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies to be held at Naples, Italy, 27th - 29th of March 2018.

    Workshops should focus on a specific scientific subject on the scope of WorldCist'18 but not directly included on the main conference areas. Each workshop will be coordinated by an Organizing Committee composed of, at least, two researchers in the field, preferably from different institutions and different countries. The organizers should create an international Program Committee for the Workshop, with recognized researchers within the specific Workshop scientific area. Each workshop should have at least 10 submissions and 5 accepted papers in order to be conducted at WorldCist'18.

    The selection of Workshops will be performed by WorldCist'18 Conference/Workshop Chairs. Workshops full and short papers will be published in the conference main proceedings in specific Workshop chapters published by Springer in a book of the AISC series. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, DBLP, EI-Compendex among several other scientific databases. Extended versions of best selected papers will be published in journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at WorldCist'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

    WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

    The Organizing Committee of each Workshop will be responsible for:

    • Producing and distributing the Workshop Call for Papers (CFP);
    • Coordinating the review and selection process for the papers submitted to the Workshop, as Workshop chairs (on the paper submission system to be installed);
    • Delivering the final versions of the papers accepted for the Workshop in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines defined by WorldCist'18 organizers;
    • Coordinating and chairing the Workshop sessions at the conference.

    WorldCist'18 organizers reserve the right to cancel any Workshop if deadlines are missed or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs associated with the Workshop.

    PROPOSAL CONTENT

    Workshop proposals should contain the following information:

    • Workshop title;
    • Brief description of the specific scientific scope of the Workshop;
    • List of topics of interest (max 15 topics);
    • Reasons the Workshop should be held within WorldCist'18;
    • Name, postal address, phone and email of all the members of the Workshop Organizing Committee;
    • Proposal for the Workshop Program Committee (Names and affiliations).

    Proposals should be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=worldcist-workshops20180, in PDF (in English), by August 6, 2017.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    • Deadline for Workshop proposals: August 6, 2017
    • Notification of Workshop acceptance: September 10, 2017
    • Deadline for paper submission: November 26, 2017
    • Notification of paper acceptance: December 26, 2017
    • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: January 7, 2018
    • Conference dates: March 27-29, 2018

    CHAIR
    Luis Paulo Reis, AISTI, IEEE & University of Minho, Portugal
    WorldCIST'18 Website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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    Executive Positions, SIGUSE

    SIGUSE is soliciting interest in the following executive positions. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please send an email to Heather O'Brien (h.obrien@ubc.ca) and Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu) by July 31st, 2017.

    Chair-Elect: 3-year commitment (serve as Chair and Past Chair in years 2 and 3) and is an elected position.

    Communications Officer:  2-year commitment

    Webmaster: 2-year commitment

    Awards Co-chair: 2-year commitment (will mentor a new co-chair in year 2)

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    Call for Papers: Computational Archival Science

    The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Boston, MA,
    USA, in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data
    (IEEE BigData 2017) <http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2017/>.

    See call for papers at: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

    ***** Submission Deadline: October 10, 2017 *****

    The large-scale digitization of analog archives, the emerging diverse forms of digital records and systems, and new ways of engaging with archival material using technology, are resulting in disruptions to traditional archival theories and practices. Increasing quantities of "big archival data" present challenges for the practitioners and researchers who work with archival material, but also offer enhanced possibilities for use and scholarly exploration through the application of computational methods and tools.

    This workshop will explore this conjunction of emerging methods and technologies around digital records and big data with archival theory and practice, and will examine new forms of records generation and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archival institutions. We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming  years, as well as addressing the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of "big data" and the uses to which it is put.

    Full papers, of up to 10 pages, should be submitted via the online submission system at https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2017/bigdata17/scripts/ws_submit.php. We also encourage submission of short papers (up to 6 pages) reporting work in progress. The submission deadline is October 10, 2017. All papers accepted will be included in the proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

    The workshop builds on a number of recent developments in Computational Archival Science (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/), and in particular onthe 1st Computational Archival Science workshop at IEEE Big Data 2016 (see: http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2016_cas-workshop/), which attracted a range of professionals and researchers, both from the DC area and internationally.

    For more information, see the full workshop Call for Papers at
    http://dcicblog.umd.edu/cas/ieee_big_data_2017_cas-workshop/

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    Marketing Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    Title: Marketing Internship - Fall 2017
    Department: Marketing 
    Reports To: Marketing Associate
    Type of Internship: Part- to Full-time internship; flexible schedule; unpaid
    Application Deadline: August 13, 2017

    The Marketing intern will work with the Museum's Marketing staff in support of the department's projects and needs. Areas of focus include public relations and audience research. Archival work is a large responsibility, and requires attention to detail, organization, and efficiency. Data entry and maintenance is required, so a willingness and ability to work with databases is preferred. This internship may involve competitive analysis, so an ability to work independently and with solid organizational skills is key. There are also opportunities for contributing ideas about grassroots and online marketing, with a particular focus on expanding listings of museum programs in online and community media, including neighboring universities. 
    Key Components and Essential Functions of this role include:

    Ongoing Projects
    • Maintain and organize media clippings to keep on permanent file
    • Organize and update information in media database
    • Proof reading of press, print, and web materials,
    • Competitive analysis of institutional collateral and external communications
    • Assist with audience surveying and analysis
    Requirements
    General Requirements:
    • An understanding and interest in arts marketing/public relations
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
    • Ability to take ownership over projects and work proactively
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive required
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Photography skills preferred
    • Good sense of humor and inquisitive nature
    To Apply
    Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum's mission. To apply for this position, please use our online application. This is our preferred application method: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9817

    We often review applications on a rolling basis once a position has been posted. If you are particularly interested in an open position, we recommend submitting your application sooner than the stated deadline, if possible, to ensure consideration for the position.

    The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
     
    Online Application Address:

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    Membership Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    Title: Membership Intern - Fall 2017
    Department: Membership
    Reports to: Membership Associate
    Type: Part-time to full-time, unpaid
    Application Deadline: August 13, 2017

    Who You Are
    You're an innovator who thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment, balancing interactions with people and taking steps to help create programming that is appealing to them. You dig into the why and how, leading projects from conception to successful completion/launch, making connections between internal and external audiences. You know how to have fun, put people at ease, and you don't take yourself too seriously. Last, but not least, you understand - or want to learn - that membership is more than just raising money; it's about fostering relationships and creating sustainable impact.

    What You'll Do
    You'll help to infuse our programming with themes and components that appeal to a younger audience - think millennials and Generation X. We've done a lot of research - we want your fresh and innovative approach to help us engage with them and our stunning collection, history, and architecture. You'll inform how we can attract and connect with younger members through email communications, social media, and more.

    In addition to your work with millennial and Gen X audiences, you'll also:

    Engage with members and Museum visitors by shadowing frontline staff and our Membership Associate during regular business hours or at member events
    Support member service operations and community initiatives, including administrative tasks and marketing communications

    What You'll Learn
    You'll see how the Gardner Museum interacts with current and prospective members, including members-only tours and events and written communications. You'll also experience how an arts organization can work to appeal to a new demographic. You'll have the opportunity to learn how membership ties into most every other Museum department and how everyone works together to create unique and enjoyable experiences for our member community.

    Requirements

    • No art or art history experience required, though enthusiasm is welcomed.
    • Curiosity and follow-through, comfortable asking questions and making connections
    • Detail-oriented with an ability to see the big picture
    • Adept at learning and using technology
    • Interest in creating putting together events; experience preferred
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated understanding of which trends prove attractive to today's audiences
    • Interest in museums and nonprofit organizations

    To Apply
    Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum's mission. To apply for this position, please use our online application. This is our preferred application method: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9816

    We often review applications on a rolling basis once a position has been posted. If you are particularly interested in an open position, we recommend submitting your application sooner than the stated deadline, if possible, to ensure consideration for the position.

    The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

    Online Application Address: 

    https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9816

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    Development Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    Position Title: Development Internship - Fall 2017
    Department: Development
    Reports to: Director of Prospect Management, Stewardship, and Development Operations and Research Manager
    Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time
    Application Deadline: August 13, 2017

    Scope of Position:
    The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a busy, successful museum development office. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn The Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations, as well as familiarize oneself with electronic recordkeeping processes. The intern will receive database training and an entry-level understanding of prospect management and research. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance in all aspects of Institutional and Individual Giving.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create and maintain database donor records 
    • Enhance donor records through proactive research and data entry
    • Index and upload key development correspondence
    • Assist at museum special events, when needed
    • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
    • Other administrative duties as assigned

    Requirements

    • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about Development
    • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
    • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge software or other database software preferred
    • Meticulous attention to detail Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Able to participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
    • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
    • Able to multitask and work independently on projects
    • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

    Application Instructions:

    Join our dedicated, talented team of employees, interns and volunteers, who are passionate about the work they do to support the Museum's mission. To apply for this position, please use our online application. This is our preferred application method: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9819

    We often review applications on a rolling basis once a position has been posted. If you are particularly interested in an open position, we recommend submitting your application sooner than the stated deadline, if possible, to ensure consideration for the position

    The Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

    Application Address: 

    https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9819

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    Call for Papers: iConference 2018, Sheffield, UK

    March 25-28, 2018, Sheffield, UK
    Conference website: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
    Submission website: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2018/index.php

    Accepted papers to be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science, indexed by Web of Science and Scopus.

    iConference 2018 is now accepting submissions of papers, posters and proposals. Authors can submit their work using the conference's secure submission website. The submission deadline is September 18.

    iConference 2018 will take place March 25-28, 2018, in Sheffield, UK. This is our thirteenth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society. The 2018 theme is "Transforming Digital Worlds," and the aim is to bring together thinkers and leaders from academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, to discuss emerging challenges and potential solutions for information and data management in our rapidly changing world.

    iConference 2018 is jointly organised by two of the UK's iSchools: The University of Sheffield's Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria. iConference 2018 will be hosted in Sheffield, a city of stunning landscapes - the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming and rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and lots to see and do.

    As always, the iConference will include peer-reviewed papers and posters, as well as workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. As well as tracks related to the conference theme, we shall be continuing with the iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership tracks that were introduced last year. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium.

    For the first time, in 2018 the conference proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. The papers will be published as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories as well as in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).

    The iConference is presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of participation; we encourage all information scholars and practitioners to take part in the conference.

    IMPORTANT LINKS
    * Conference: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
    * Submissions: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2018/index.php
    * Past Proceedings: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/about-the-iconference/
    * Facebook: iConference: https://www.facebook.com/IConference/
    * Twitter: @iConf | #iconf18

    SUBMISSION INFORMATION
    All submissions must be in English using the templates and/or formats described on our website. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on our website's track pages: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/ 

    With the sole exception of the Doctoral Dissertation Award, all submissions are due by September 18, 2017. Notification of acceptances will be mid-November 2017 (excepting the Workshops and the Dissertation Award - dates for these are below).

    * PAPERS
    We invite papers falling into two categories: completed research or early work/preliminary results. Each paper will be refereed in a double-blind process and accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science and in the IDEALS proceedings. The author(s) of the completed research paper judged the best of the iConference will receive the Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper and $5,000, provided by Microsoft. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/papers/
    Papers Chairs: Kendra Albright, Kent State University; Noa Aharony, Bar-Ilan University; Mei Mei Wu, National Taiwan Normal University

    * POSTERS

    We welcome submission of posters presenting new work, preliminary results and designs, or educational projects. Posters will undergo a double-blind review, and accepted abstracts will be published in the IDEALS proceedings.
    http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/posters/ 

    Posters Chairs: Hideo Joho, University of Tsukuba; Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow

    * WORKSHOPS

    Workshops can be half- or full-day, and are intended to foster interactive discussions focusing on the topics within the iConference 2018 theme, namely, the relationships among information, people and technology. Workshops provide a great opportunity for attendees who share common interests and want to have intensive discussions. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/workshops/ Notifications: October 20, 2017. Workshops Chairs: Andrew Cox, University of Sheffield; Alex Peng, Sun Yat-sen University

    * SESSIONS FOR INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT (SIE)

    These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to present ideas, facilitate discussions, and foster knowledge-sharing in unconventional ways. Formats can include panels, fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, installations and more. All should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/sessions-for-interaction-and-engagement/ SIE Chairs: Jenna Hartel, University of Toronto; Theresa Anderson, University of Technology Sydney

    * DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM
    The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral students the opportunity to present their work to senior faculty and engage with one another in a setting that is relatively informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges. Students receive feedback on their dissertation, career paths, and other areas from participating faculty and student peers. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/doctoral-colloquium/
    Doctoral Colloquium Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Elizabeth Shepherd, University College London

    * DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AWARD
    Recognizing the outstanding dissertation of the preceding year, this competition is open to all member iSchools. Each school may submit one dissertation for consideration. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, the runner up $1,000; both will be honoured at the iConference. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/dissertation-award/

    Submission deadline: October 16, 2017 

    Notifications: January 15, 2018.

    Dissertation Award Chairs: Joseph Tennis, University of Washington; Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    * EARLY CAREER COLLOQUIUM
    This half-day event is intended for assistant professors/early career lecturers, postdocs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. Participants will sign up at registration. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/early-career-colloquium/ Early Career Colloquium Chair: Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin; Carsten Oesterlund, Syracuse University

    * SPECIAL PROGRAM: iSCHOOL BEST PRACTICES 

    This special session will focus on issues pertaining to curriculum/teaching/student experience, and research and administrative management. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/ischool-best-practices/ iSchool Best Practices Chairs: Ann-Sofie Axelsson, University of Boras; António Lucas Soares, University of Porto


    * SPECIAL PROGRAM: iSCHOOLS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
    This special session will explore the establishment of mutually beneficial relationships between information schools and industry, and the opportunities these programs afford. http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/ischools-and-industry-partnership/ iSchools and Industry Partnership Chair: Yvon Kermarrec, Telecom Bretagne; Sean T. McGann, University of Washington

    ADDITIONAL ORGANIZERS
    iConference 2018 Chairs: Val Gillet, University of Sheffield; Peter Bath, University of Sheffield; Gobinda Chowdhury, Northumbria University.

    Program Chairs: Peter Willett, University of Sheffield; Julie Mcleod, Northumbria University.

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    Preservation Librarian, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

    Provides leadership and direction for the Library's preservation program, including regular review of collections and practices to ensure optimal lifespan for material in collection, evaluating library material for appropriate conservation treatment, performing in-house treatment of materials, and conducting outreach to Library staff and the general public concerning Library collections, practices, and preservation activities. Participates in development and installation of Library exhibitions, participates in the creation and maintenance of content on the Library's website, blog, and social media sites, and assists with Special Collections reference services.

    DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    1. Provides direction and leadership for the Library's conservation program, including regular review of collections and practices to ensure optimal lifespan for materials in collection.
    2. Implements library's hands-on preservation program by evaluating library materials for appropriate conservation treatment and by performing in-house treatment of materials according to archival standards; keeps track of items in need of conservation and supplies required.
    3. Monitors environmental conditions in the Library's stacks, vault, reading rooms, and work areas to ensure optimal conditions for collections. Reports regularly on stacks and vault conditions using environmental monitoring software and periodic inspections. Recommends changes in practice or storage conditions when necessary. Keeps Library's Disaster Plan relevant and up to date.
    4. Provides outreach to Library staff, patrons, and the general public on best practices for the handling, storage, and preservation of Library materials, and on the Library's preservation program.
    5. Trains, supervises, and directs work in the Special Collections Department of interns and co-op students involved in preservation activities, including conservation treatment, re-housing, exhibition preparation and installation, preparation of materials for shipping and transfer, digitization.
    6. Participates in development, research, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions featuring Library materials; maintains safe display conditions for materials in exhibitions.
    7. Participates in the creation and maintenance of content on the Library's website, blog and social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. Keeps abreast of trends in technology and marketing tools to increase Library's visibility and relevance.
    8. Assists with provision of references services to Special Collections researchers by staffing the reference desk, answering questions, assisting patrons in locating and using Library resources, and scanning items for patron use.
    9. Remains aware of current best practices and current state of Library and Information Science theory and practice by attending and participating in meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions.
    10. Serves as a member of Library committees and task forces.
    11. Participates in providing library tours as necessary.
    12. Assists in collection development and management, including participating in and taking a leadership role in retrospective conversion, weeding, inventory, and collection shifting and moving projects.
    13. Assists in evaluating databases and locating relevant electronic materials available on the web. Oversees and instructs Library staff and interns in the scanning of paper documents not in electronic form for addition to the DSpace repository.14.  Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledges, skills, abilities)  

    1. Considerable knowledge of Library and Information Science, including current practice in preservation and conservation techniques acquired through formal training in preservation management.
    2. Working knowledge of common equipment and computer resources used in libraries and information centers.
    3. Supervisory experience with student staff.
    4. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
    5. Ability to analyze policies and procedures; recommend and implement innovations as required.
    6. Ability to work independently and use sound judgment.
    7. Ability to maintain harmonious working relations.
    8. Attention to detail and care of rare and fragile materials.
    9. Ability to lift 40 pounds.
    10. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS4 Suite, and the ability to learn other software applications independently.
    11. Intermediate computer competency.

    QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledges, skills, abilities) 

    1. Knowledge of advanced preservation techniques and environmental monitoring procedures.
    2. Detailed knowledge of Massachusetts government structure and Massachusetts history.
    3. Detailed knowledge of Massachusetts and federal government documents.
    4. Advanced supervisory skills.
    5. Advanced marketing and outreach skills.
    6. Advanced computer skills and knowledge of scanning and printing equipment, HOBOWare, Climate Notebook, DSpace, ABBYY Finereader, and other library technology and software programs.

    MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

    Master's degree or fifth-year degree from a graduate school of Library and Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.

    REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: 

    Professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. LICENSES:   

    • Certification as a Professional Librarian by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  
    • Based on assignment, travel may be required.  Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.

    An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Minimum Salary $48,627.80

    Maximum Salary $66,223.56

    To apply for this position please send a resume and a cover letter to:christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us

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    Library Director, Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village of 11,000 located just 30 minutes north of NYC, seeks a Director for the Public Library. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the village website: www.dobbsferry.com.

    The minimum qualifications for the Library Director I position include:

    • A Master's degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices

    • A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate

    • A minimum of 2 years of professional library experience

    The Dobbs Ferry Public Library recently expanded its Board of Directors and is in the planning stages of a website and branding update as well as considering improvements to our much loved Children's Room. We are well-positioned to create a highly collaborative, community-centered library that reflects the organizational values embodied in our mission statement.

    The Library Board is seeking a Director who:

    • can think strategically, who can look at the "big picture", using data and experience to enable short-term and long-term action and decision making, using defined goals and outcomes to drive performance

    • is entrepreneurial, approaching opportunities and challenges with energy and creativity, inspiring innovation in self and others

    • can build a successful team of staff and volunteers, utilizing each individual's strengths to collectively serve the community's needs

    • is a proactive communicator, is clear and concise, and can engage individuals and organizations by developing partnerships that strengthen our community

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to DFPLtrustees@gmail.com.

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    Information Studies Congress: Theory, Methodology and Practice

    August 21-23, 2017 
    Tower II of Humanities. 13th floor. 

    Coordinators: 
    Dra. Georgina Araceli Torres Vargas 
    Dr. Ariel Alejandro Rodríguez García 

    Information Studies is conceived as a phenomenon information, process, system, product and service capable of extending the cognitive abilities of humans through systematic information processing, using technologies and methodologies. 

    With the outstanding participation of: 
    Michael Buckland 
    John M. Budd 

    Objective: 
    Analyzed from various perspectives theoretical, methodological bases and practice of Information Studies to define your need. 

    PROMOTION FOR EARLY PAYMENT 
    If you make your payment until 11 August, the recovery rate is for: 

    Community UNAM $ 750.00 $ 1000.00 Other institutions 

    Topics 
    Congress will address the following topics: 

    • Epistemology, practical and current state of Information Studies 
    • Information: Conceptions from different angles
    • Information systems: design, development and implementation
    • Studies related areas of information
    • Theory and practice Relation of Information Studies 

    Addressed to: 
    Researchers, teachers, librarians, scholars of information and related areas interested in the topic of Congress. 

    Those interested in attending should send inscripec@iibi.unam.mx the registration form ( http://iibi.unam.mx/f/registro.doc .) With all data. INDICATE METHOD OF PAYMENT. 

    More information at: 
    Dept. Broadcasting and Continuing Education 
    Institute of Library Research and Information / UNAM 
    inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 

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    Youth Services Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

    (Full Time, 37.5 hours)

    Salary range: $41,322-$50,123

    NATURE OF WORK

    The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library's customers' needs. 

    Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

    EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers' advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
    2. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
    3. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
    4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
    5. Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
    6. Participates in departmental social media efforts
    7. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library's Programming Committee.
    8. Tracks a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports.
    9. Registers patrons for the use of various library services and programs, including Summer Reading Program, Story Times, etc.; explains procedures.
    10. Assists patrons with using the library's public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies.

    EXAMPLES OF OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. Assists with library outreach activities.

    2. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.

    3. May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.

    4. May participate on and/or chair library committees.

    5. May assist with library exhibits.

    6. May teach computer classes.

    7. May coordinate the work and scheduling of library pages.

    8. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

    ENVIRONMENT, WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT

    Works in library environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures. Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and practices. The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

    An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

    1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers.

    2. Understanding of theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.

    3. Knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

    4. Advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of children and teens.

    5. Demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.

    6. Excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.

    7. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal Departments and City officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.

    8. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.

    9. Desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.

    MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  He/she must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Microsoft Office applications, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices. 

    (The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)

    SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
    Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
    Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.

    APPLY TO:

    City of Portsmouth
    Human Resources Office
    Dianna Fogarty
    Human Resources Director
    City of Portsmouth
    1 Junkins Avenue
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    (603) 610 - 7270

    Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form

    Job listing link: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

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    Program and Event Coordinator, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

    #M267-701

    37.5 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events.

    QUALIFICATIONS:           

    A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is strongly preferred.  At least two years of experience in event planning, program coordination, library programming, and/or hospitality is strongly desired. Library experience is desirable. Customer service experience is essential. Must have personal vehicle and valid driver's license. Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously; ability to work with diverse groups of people representing different departments and organizations; Ability to adapt plans in the moment to effectively adapt to the unexpected; remains calm in emergency situations; Excellent organizational, oral and written skills; Ability to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines; Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through; Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner; Punctuality, flexibility and dependability; Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a member; Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting; Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices; Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access software. Familiar with Library Insight or other room booking software. Able to schedule with on line calendar; Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly; Ability to proofread work with high degree of accuracy; Flexibility to meet staffing needs during vacation periods and in emergencies; Knowledge of basic library concepts.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books, email and to scan a room; Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to utilize a keyboard; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to move around heavy items. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library and city locations including outside venues as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise and interruptions. Attends and participates in various programs as requested to enhance skills associated with the position. 

    RATE:  $28.18 - $35.21 per hour + excellent benefits

    DUTIES:

    With significant input from library administrators and leadership team, the Program & Event Coordinator is responsible for booking and executing a dynamic menu of adult and family programs and events for the Cambridge Public Library.

    • Represents the Library at programs ensuring a positive experience for presenters and attendees, smooth operations and effectively handles any last minute changes; may pick up, greet and introduce speakers
    • Serves as primary contact for all room and program requests; reserves all library meeting and program spaces for staff, city departments and community groups through booking software; maintains public online events calendar
    • Manages event timelines and budgets
    • Is highly organized and works in advance with Support Services, IT and Administration to arrange rooms and staffing, coordinate and test equipment, organize food and book sales, and designs ticketing and seating arrangements
    • Serves as liaison and support to Administration; ensures all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented; ensures Communication Manager and executive assistants have access to event information such that they can answer inquiries and step in as needed
    • Works closely and cooperatively with library and city staff including the Friends, Trustees and Foundation members, as appropriate.
    • Supports the programming efforts of the branches, Youth Services and Adult Services
    • Supports internal staff events including staff development day and staff appreciation dinner
    • Coordinates staff participation in city events, such as Danehy Family Day
    • Works cooperatively with Manager of Innovation & Technology and IT team to maintain audio visual equipment for the Lecture Hall, Community Room and other library spaces; tests equipment, requests preventative maintenance, upgrades and replacements as appropriate
    • Designs plan for refreshments, decorations and promotional materials for library programs and outside events; executes the purchases of the required supplies
    • Organizes L2 kitchen and storage area monitoring supplies and organizing purchase of stock
    • Uses personal vehicle as needed in support of programs and events
    • Advances the Library as a desired destination for major authors publicizing new releases, organizations and performers and proactively seeks new opportunities with them
    • Creates programs through various methods including developing relationships with publishers and local bookstores and keeping abreast of regional cultural and news events
    • Solicits local and national talent to participate in library programs
    • Collaborates with community groups, local businesses, colleges, universities and nonprofits to deliver outstanding and varying programs and events for an urban community
    • Works closely with the Communications Manager to effectively and creatively promote events in a timely fashion resulting in well-attended programs
    • Exploits new technologies and works with organizations such as City View 22 and CCTV to extend the community's access to programming
    • Prepares monthly and annual program statistics using booking software and provides feedback to leadership about programs, as needed
    • Demonstrates continuous effort to enhance the quality of programming and improve processes
    • Any other duties as required for the good of the Library

    SALARY:  $28.18 - $35.21 per hour + excellent benefits

    DEADLINE: August 23, 2017

    APPLY TO:               

    City of Cambridge

    Personnel Department, Room 309

    795 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

    Fax: 617-349-4312

    employment@cambridgema.gov

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    Director, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

    The Florence Griswold Museum (FGM) is a multifaceted institution anchored by the Florence Griswold House, a family home built in 1817 and a National Historic Landmark. The Museum's art collection, housed in the Florence Griswold House and the modern Robert and Nancy Krieble Gallery, features an exceptional collection of American art from the 18th to the 21st centuries.After years of planning, the FGM is ready to embark on a new master plan, consistent with its mission to foster the understanding of American art, with emphasis on the art, history, and landscape of Connecticut. Over the past 15 years, the Museum has grown dramatically, with attendance increasing by 54% to nearly 80,000 visitors annually. Concurrent with these years of growth has been the expansion of the historic site's footprint.
    The next Director will be a seasoned executive with high energy and creativity, as well as a track record of achievement, management skills, and business acumen. With a demonstrated passion for American art and/or history, s/he will be a tested, persuasive, inventive leader who is inspired by the Museum's mission and can inspire others as well. An advanced degree in art history, history, museum studies, or American studies is expected.
    Candidates with equivalent professional and leadership experience, along with a passion and interest in American art and/or history, will also be considered.
    Please email nominations and applications (resume/CV and cover letter) to: Naree W.S. Viner, Nonprofit Practice, at: FGMDirector@kornferry.com.

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    Adult Services Director, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

    Adult Services Director
    Grade 69 - 37.50 hours/week

    This notice posts the opening of the Grade 69 Adult Services Director.

    Portland Public Library is searching for a librarian who will be responsible for the strategy and development of the Library's Research and Information services. The position ensures that the library provides a wide range of high quality services, and provides full access for users to library materials and services they want and need.

    In addition to broad knowledge and skills in librarianship, technology, and communication, the major challenges for this position are flexibility and patience in meeting the demands of the public, as well as leadership ability to work with a team of other library professionals, maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users. The incumbent must be alert to the changes in society which may necessitate changes in library services and the attainment of which may necessitate the gaining of additional competencies.

    Major responsibilities:

    • Planning, directing, and coordinating system-wide reference and adult services. Sets standards for reference staff, provides system-wide direction, coordinates implementation of services, and develops related policies and protocols.
    • Confers with the Executive Director, Associate Director, and other area Directors to discuss departmental issues, to determine the strategic direction of the Department's service areas, advise on and integrate with the services and operations of other library departments, and participate in planning the future direction of the Library.
    • Selects, trains, and manages the performance of reference department personnel.
    • Collects and interprets statistics; documents and evaluates services; analyzes costs of library services in order to develop and justify appropriate levels of service and programming.
    • Oversees the selection of new reference, periodicals and adult materials and must possess current knowledge of these materials by consulting/reviewing sources, by attending professional meetings and by reading, viewing and listening. Considerations of available funds must also be taken into account in approving or changing recommendations. The incumbent provides oversight in collection development and collection maintenance for materials selected by the respective Lead Librarians he/she supervises.
    • Leads and evaluates reader's advisory, reference, public computing, and library orientation/instruction services. Regularly provides direct patron services.
    • Develops relationships with community members and local agencies as cooperative partners to develop, collaborate on, and promote reference services. Adapts strategic direction of library services based on community needs.
    • Models and inspires effective communication within the Department and with other departments and partners.
    • Seeks professional development through active participation in professional associations, continuing education, reading professional literature and keeping abreast of current trends.
    • Manages/participates in special programs or tasks as necessary


    This position reports to the Associate Director and directly supervises 6 professional librarians.

    This position requires flexibility in work hours to provide the appropriate level of library services. Although there is a regular schedule (including some work on Saturdays) - due to the amount of services and programming provided by Research & Information Services staff, the incumbent may need to change his/her hours in the event of special programming and/or additional programming.

    Required qualifications: 

    • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
    • At least three years' professional experience of progressively responsible nature, or any equivalent combination of professional training and experience which provide the following:
    1. Deep knowledge of library principles and practices, as they stand and as they are evolving.
    2. Leadership excellence to guide services exploration, innovation, and change
    3. Knowledge of general library reference materials and best practices in providing library services to the public.
    4. Strong communication skills-oral and written.
    5. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other members of library staff and administration.
    6. Exceptional customer service orientation and demeanor appropriate to provide a high level of service to a diverse public and provide a model for department staff.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to hr@portlib.org or by mail to HR Director, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101 by Friday, August 4th, 2017.

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    Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

    The position would be 18 hours a week and weekend hours are required. The candidate must be a City of Boston resident upon day 1 of hire. 
    Candidates can apply directly through the link from the City of Boston's website. For any questions about the position, please write to Gianna Gifford at ggifford@bpl.org

    Basic Function: Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

    Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

    Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

    Assigned location: To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

    Supervises: As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff

    Typical duties and responsibilities: Under supervision performs the following:

    1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
    2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
    3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
    4. Assists in the selection of materials.
    5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
    6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
    7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
    8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
    9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

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

    Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

    Apply here.

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    Librarian, Lesley Ellis School, Arlington, MA

    Start date: August 25, 2017 

    Position Overview

    Independent school (Preschool--Grade 8) seeks candidates with a strong commitment to progressive education, excellent academic preparation, student-centered classrooms and anti-bias curriculum. We are looking for an individual who will bring expertise and enthusiasm to manage the school library and have the desire to work closely with teaching teams to ensure an enriching school library experience.

    Note: for a full time position, this position may be combined with Makerspace Facilitator position if applicant possesses appropriate skill set.

    Responsibilities include:

    1. Plan and teach PreKindergarten--Grade 4 library classes and information/media literacy and research to Grades 5 and 6
    2. Organize, manage and maintain all aspects of the school library collection
    3. Facilitate student and faculty access to print, non-print, and online resources
    4. Work collaboratively with teaching teams
    5. Demonstrate a respect for diversity among faculty and student body. Promote an environment which supports our anti-bias philosophy

    Qualifications 

    • Bachelor's degree in Library Science
    • Master's degree in Library and Information Services, preferred
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Experience in technology applications School year position.

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to: Deanne Benson, Head of School

    jobs@lesleyellis.org

    www.lesleyellis.org

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    Library Assistant, Wareham Free Library, Wareham, MA

    The Town of Wareham's 's Human Resources Office, on behalf of the Wareham Free Library, is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant I. This position earns $15/hour across 19 hours/week. Saturdays and some evenings required. The position is not benefited.

    The successful applicant will perform the duties of a Library Assistant I: charges and discharges books and materials at the circulation desk, answers telephones, assists patrons in locating and retrieving books and materials, shelves, repairs and restores books.

    Qualifications

    High School Graduate or the equivalent; experience dealing with public desirable or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Please submit a letter of interest and resume or Employment Application to the Human Resources Director:

    Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.
    Memorial Town Hall
    54 Marion Road
    Wareham, MA  02571

    DAllen-England@wareham.ma.us

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    Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

    The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to twenty-one hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library.

    The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

    The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.

    Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant's time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; have strong research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organization skills; possess the ability to work well in a team environment; and have experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position.

    Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; familiarity with user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager and/or Aeon) and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working with archival materials in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred.

    This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts.

    Salary: $14.00/hour.

    Application procedure: Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 Applications must be received by 5PM on Friday, 11 August 2017, to be considered. 

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    Assistant Director for Collections & Resource Management, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

    Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, Job Code 727SIM

    William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.  

    Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, The Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, vision and overall management of Cheng Library's Resource Management Division, which covers all library technical services personnel, operations, and departments, and is a member of the library's management and planning team. S/he participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, policy development, and library governance. The Assistant Director participates in the Library's User Education and Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate.  The Resource Management Division includes the Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, Library Information Systems, and Acquisitions departments. 

    Required Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master's degree and a second master's (or doctoral) degree in a field relevant to the University curriculum; Demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills; Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical service operations, trends, and best practices; A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library employment, including supervisory and administrative experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Front-line experience working in at least one core area of library technical services; experience with budgeting; experience working with the Voyager System; work experience with diverse populations.

    William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

    Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Leah Zamora at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

    William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

    https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27415

    Ray Schwartz

    Head of Library Information Systems     schwartzr2@wpunj.edu
    David and Lorraine Cheng Library           Tel: +1 973 720-3192
    William Paterson University                      Fax: +1 973 720-2585
    300 Pompton Road                                     Mobile: +1 201 424-4491
    Wayne, NJ 07470-2103 USA                      http://nova.wpunj.edu/schwartzr2/

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    Researcher, Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA

    The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is looking for a Boston-area library student researcher to visit the Massachusetts State Archives and photograph and email images of historical court documents. The documents will already be pulled and relevant pages flagged so the the work should be able to be done relatively quickly. This is a great opportunity to get up close to archival material. Researcher may be asked to do some background reading before visiting the archive. 

    Rate of pay is $20/hr + travel expenses.  

    Total time estimate 2 hours, with the potential for follow-up work.

    If interested, please email: stacia.stein@yale.edu

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    Team Lead, Arts & Humanities, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

    http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001450

    Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an energetic, team-oriented librarian to provide leadership for and work collaboratively with a highly talented group of arts & humanities librarians in the Research & Instruction (R&I) department. R&I consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information, data, and digital literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts. 

    Reporting to the Assistant Director, Research and Instruction, the Team Lead for Arts & Humanities provides leadership in the humanities by coordinating team efforts to support students and faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences. This position supervises the arts and humanities librarians, promoting collegiality, providing mentorship, and fostering a responsive and user-oriented team.

    The Team Lead is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community to develop and maintain a robust and integrated set of programs and activities that strengthen the library's role in supporting teaching and research in the arts and humanities, including liaising with the W. Van Alan Clark, Jr., Library, which supports the School of Museum of Fine Arts, and the Lilly Library, which supports the Department of Music.

    Collaborating with the Team Leads for Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences and the Supervisor of the Digital Design Studio, this position will play a key role in supporting departmental strategic initiatives, including pedagogy, user experience, assessment, and outreach.

    This position will provide coordination for the First Year Writing Program, working closely with faculty and other librarians to design, create, implement, teach, and assess student success with first-year information literacy, both in-person and in blended and online environments. The Team Lead will also provide outreach to and collaborate with key campus partners that support the first-year experience, including leadership in first-year orientation programs. As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will also provide liaison services to the English department, including instructional services, outreach, and collection development, as well as providing point-of-need reference assistance to the broader campus community.

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

    Qualifications

    Basic Requirements

    • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
    • Minimum of five years of experience working in an academic library.
    • Experience with library research tools relevant to the arts and humanities.
    • Experience teaching information literacy in an academic library or higher education setting.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability.
    • Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in teaching information literacy skills and behaviors.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
    • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Supervisory experience.
    • Experience with instructional design.
    • Experience with creating digital learning objects, tutorials, or modules using virtual instruction software (e.g. Jing, Camtasia, LibWizard, Guide on the Side).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in first-year student engagement and success.
    • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
    • Collection development experience.

    Review of applications will begin August 18, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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    Call for Submissions: SEMANTiCS 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

    ***DEADLINE EXTENSION***

    2nd Call for Posters & Demos
    SEMANTiCS 2017 - The Linked Data Conference
    13th International Conference on Semantic Systems

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    September 11 -14, 2017
    http://2017.semantics.cc

    For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

    Important Dates (Posters & Demos Track):
    *Submission Deadline: extended: July 25, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
    *Notification of Acceptance: August 10, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
    *Camera-Ready Paper: August 18, 2017 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

    As in the previous years, SEMANTiCS'17 proceedings will be published by ACM ICPS (pending) and CEUR WS proceedings.

    This year, SEMANTiCS features a special Data Science track, which is an opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in data science and its intersection with Linked Data to present their ideas and discuss the most important scientific, technical and socio-economical challenges of this emerging field.

    SEMANTiCS 2017 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:
    *Metadata, Versioning and Data Quality Management
    *Semantics for Safety, Security & Privacy
    *Web Semantics, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
    *Corporate Knowledge Graphs
    *Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
    *Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems
    Special Track (please check appropriate topic in submission system)
    *Data Science

    Following the success of previous years, we welcome any submissions related but not limited to the following "horizontal" (research) and "vertical" (industries) topics:

    Horizontals:
    *Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
    *Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
    *Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
    *Semantics in Big Data
    *Text Analytics
    *Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
    *Semantic Information Management
    *Document Management & Content Management
    *Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
    *Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
    *Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
    *Semantics for IT Safety & Security
    *Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
    *Community, Social & Societal Aspects

    Data Science Special Track Horizontals:
    *Large-Scale Data Processing (stream processing, handling large-scale graphs)
    *Data Analytics (Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, Network Analytics)
    *Communicating Data (Data Visualization, UX & Interaction Design,
    Crowdsourcing)
    *Cross-cutting Issues (Ethics, Privacy, Security, Provenance)

    Verticals:
    *Industry & Engineering
    *Life Sciences & Health Care
    *Public Administration
    *e-Science
    *Digital Humanities
    *Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
    *Education & eLearning
    *Media & Data Journalism
    *Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
    *Tourism & Recreation
    *Financial & Insurance Industry
    *Telecommunication & Mobile Services
    *Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
    *Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
    *Food, Agriculture & Farming
    *Safety, Security & Privacy
    *Transport, Environment & Geospatial

    Posters & Demos Track

    The Posters & Demonstrations Track invites innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the broadly understood Semantic Web. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase, but are worth discussing, and also applications, use cases or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners. This also concerns new data sets made publicly available.

    The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encourages participants to present innovations to the research community, business users and find new partners or clients and engage in discussions about the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters, while offering conference participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

    Poster and demo submissions should consist of a paper that describe the work, its contribution to the field or novelty aspects. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

    Accepted papers will be published in HTML (RASH) in CEUR and, as such, the camera-ready version of the papers will be required in HTML, following the poster and demo guidelines (https://goo.gl/3BEpV7). Papers should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2017 and should be less than 2200 words in length (equivalent to 4 pages), including the whole content of the paper.

    For the initial reviewing phase, authors may submit a PDF version of the paper following any layout. After acceptance, authors are required to submit the camera-ready in HTML (RASH).

    Submissions will be reviewed by experienced and knowledgeable researchers and practitioners; each submission will receive detailed feedback. For demos, we encourage authors to include links enabling the reviewers to test the application or review the component.

    For details please go to: https://2017.semantics.cc/calls

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    Instructor/Science Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME

    Wage/Salary: 40,461-45,000

    Science Reference Librarian. Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks science reference librarian, duties include reference patron services, with some night and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; web work; and collection development. 

    Required: ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of traditional and electronic resources; reference experience, including work with e-reference tools; evidence of a strong commitment to service and research; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Preferred: Reference and collection development experience in an academic library. Knowledge of research in biological sciences, marine sciences, or plant, soil, and environmental sciences. Demonstrated experience with Web and tutorial authorship.

    The University of Maine is the land grant university and sea grant college for the State of Maine. It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University of Maine has approximately 11,000 students and 543 faculty. The Raymond H. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1.1 million volumes and a staff of 21 professionals and 32 support staff. The library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated system and is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent depository.

    This is a 12 month, full-time position with a starting salary of $40,461-$45,000 and an excellent benefits package. Appropriate background checks will be required. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found. To view a full description of the position's duties and required qualifications and to apply, please visit: 

    https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=42236&job=instructor-science-reference-librarian&collection=true

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

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    Library Director, New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon, NY

    Wage/Salary: $42,000

    About the Position: 
    The New Lebanon Library seeks an energetic, imaginative, full-time Library Director who is committed to patron service and community outreach. The New Lebanon Library, a member of the Mid-Hudson Library system, is a vibrant small-town Free Association Library that serves a diverse population of full-time residents and second-home owners. The position requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills as well as excellent managerial and organizational ability. We expect the Director to keep abreast of changes in the evolving role of libraries and to participate in professional activities and associations while overseeing all the day-to-day operations of the Library. 
    The Director's responsibilities include: development of a range of educational and cultural programs; collection management; supervision and development of staff; overseeing the Library's physical plant and equipment; identifying grants and writing proposals; communicating with the community; drafting annual budgets; recommending policy; and setting goals. 

    Minimum Qualifications:
    ALA accredited Master's Degree (MLS or its equivalent), plus two years of public library experience.
    Starting salary range: $42,00-$45,000, depending on experience. 

    To Apply:
    Send letter of application, resume, and letters of recommendation and/ or prior employment references to Dianne Hobden, Vice-President and Search Committee Chair, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125.

    Send letter of application, resume, and letters of recommendation and/ or prior employment references to Dianne Hobden, Vice-President and Search Committee Chair, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY 12125.

    For more information, visit http://newlebanonlibrary.org. 

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    Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College Library, Boston, MA

    The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

    I. Responsibilities and Duties

    • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
    • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
    • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
    • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
    • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
    • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
    • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
    • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
    • Other projects as assigned.

    II. Standards of Professionalism 

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

    Service orientation:  Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty feel valued and well served by you as a representative of the BAC. 

    Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information.

    III. Qualifications

    B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media. 

    IV. Requirements

    Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible. 

    V. To Apply

    Please submit an online application at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=bacollege&jobId=130893&lang=en_US&source=CC2

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

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    Head of Theology & Ministry Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

    The Boston College Libraries seek a highly collaborative Head Librarian of the Theology and Ministry Library (TML) to provide leadership and innovation for this library serving the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and the St. John's Seminary. Successful candidates will have an inherent desire to develop and assess services, and a demonstrated record of successful implementation of strategies that enhance teaching, learning, research and collections in all formats. The Head must be a hands-on team leader, ready and willing to take part in the day-to-day work of the library. The Head manages five people and develops plans for the physical space of the TML, a three story, 54,000 square-foot building on the Brighton Campus. The Head serves on relevant STM administrative and advisory committees, on BC Libraries administrative committees and task forces, and represents Boston College on the Boston Theological Institute Librarians Committee. The Head also participates in the planning and development of the larger Brighton Campus.

    The Boston College Libraries strive for a nimble and dynamic environment that encourages exploration of user-centered initiatives. The BC Libraries anticipate and adapt to change, communicate and collaborate widely, and innovate regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition. The School of Theology and Ministry (STM) is devoted to students' holistic formation--their academic success, practical development in ministerial work, and the cultivation of their faith, spiritual expression, and theological voice. STM faculty are recognized for their expertise on theological matters and for their leadership and scholarship in service to the Church and world. Together with the 31-member faculty in Boston College's Theology Department, the STM faculty make up the largest faculty at a Catholic theological school in North America.

    For more information on this position and working at the Boston College Libraries, please see our employment site: library.bc.edu/employment

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    Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    The Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian is a critical public services position at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, providing front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University.  The Information Services Department is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming.  Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL. 

    This library faculty member advances the research mission of UMB.  With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, the dynamic and forward-thinking Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and collaboration to this user-focused front line position.  This librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and services to advance user success. 

    This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty.   For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Information and Research Services:

    • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
    • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL's Information Services Desk.
    • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
    • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.
    • Applies expertise, advising faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
    • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
    • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Presentation Practice Studio, Poster Printing Service, Innovation Space, and IRB Consent Form Service.

     Instructional Services:

    • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
    • Discovers and implements new instructional strategies and employs emerging technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management. 

    Scholarly/Professional:

    • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
    • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.
    • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

     POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

    PREFERRED:

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

    APPLICATIONS:

    Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 1, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/IRILib. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/  or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.  

    SALARY RANGE:  $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience 

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

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

    ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

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

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

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    Cataloging Librarian, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

    Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Cataloging Librarian. The individual in this position will be accountable for:

    • Cataloging all library materials (copy cataloging and original cataloging, edit MARC records, maintain catalog)

    • Providing reference services: conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students and faculty

    • Providing course and classroom support as needed

    • Supporting the operation of the library and its programs

    • Acquiring, maintaining inventories, and troubleshooting circulating AV (cameras, etc.)

    • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary

    • Supervising on-duty student employees

    Successful candidates will be kind, creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies, have experience working with young people, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls.

    Candidates should have a Master's degree in Library/Information Science, cataloging experience, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products.   Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred, as is familiarity with TLC. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs.

    This a temporary part-time position that will last from late August through December 18th. The Cataloging Librarian will work 21 hours per week from Tuesday to Thursday, including Tuesday evening coverage (Tuesday: 1:45pm - 9:45pm, Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday: 8:00am - 3:30pm). Several additional shifts for professional development, training, and school events are anticipated.  The Cataloging Librarian reports to the Library Director.

    Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

    Candidates may apply through the school website: https://www.danahall.org/page/ about-us/job-opportunities

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    Library Technician, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

    Summary: Responsible for general administrative support of the Library. This includes supporting the Library Director and the library program and facilities. Supports copy cataloging of new materials. Provides support to students, faculty and staff while on the front desk. 

    • Provide administrative support to the Library Director, including travel logistics, calendar, and correspondence
    • Retrieve and distribute mail and maintain mailboxes
    • Maintain files (confidential and other) ideally in electronic format
    • Maintain an inventory of office equipment and supplies, place orders for supplies as needed and verify receipt of all ordered items; coordinate supply orders with the Office of Academic Affairs, as needed
    • Record minutes at staff meetings (or other meeting as asked)
    • Schedule the use of library spaces and coordinate with the School's Special Events Coordinator; ensure that reserved spaces are properly prepared for scheduled events
    • Work closely with library staff to prepare internal and external announcements and/or communications
    • Work closely with library staff to support library programming; assists with event planning as needed
    • Support hospitality events for the library staff, including staff appreciations and working lunches
    • Compile and maintain the Library's calendar of operating hours
    • Submit work orders as needed to modify swipe card access to the Library
    • Work with the SPS personnel to coordinate fire drills and other emergency planning exercises
    • Submit and follow up on work orders for Library repairs and maintenance
    • Copy catalogs new materials
    • Supports library promotions through the creation of signage, taking photographs, and contributing to the library's social media content

    Staffs the library service desk for at least ten hours per week, which involves:

    • Performing circulation operations
    • Answering general questions
    • Responding to information requests
    • Monitoring library use, facilitating study conditions, and responding the building needs
    • Completing detailing opening and closing procedures

    40 hours per week. Requires weekend and evening hours.

    Qualification requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree
    • A minimum of two years' experience in office management. Experience in a school or library preferred.
    • Experience with library technical services, including copy cataloging, preferred.
    • A highly collaborative working style
    • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users, both internal and external customers
    • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently
    • Commitment to professional development
    • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the school
    • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
    • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 

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    Assistant Library/Information & Digital Services Librarian, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

    Haverhill Campus; MCCC/MTA Unit Position; 37.5 hours per week; Anticipated start date: July/August, 2017

    About NECC:

    Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a new Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a new Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast. NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.

    Responsibilities:

    Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral part of the Haverhill campus library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience, and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional. NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills, and is committed to broadening the impact that the library has across the campus. The Bentley Library at NECC is a dynamic organization, embracing new ideas and modalities to maximize the student educational experience. The selected candidate will be an essential participant in helping the library define and fulfill its mission to the students and faculty.

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Provide in person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty.
    • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL.
    • Collaborate to design and deliver workshops for New Student Orientation and other programming.
    • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, targeting library instruction toward a shared goal.
    • Assist in library outreach efforts such as events and/or social media, including updates to the library website and overall digital footprint.
    • Assist students with technology related questions in a computer lab setting within the library.
    • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge.
    • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery.
    • Use independent judgment and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
    • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Candidate must have an MLS/MLIS, or the equivalent advanced library degree.
    • A minimum of 1 year experience providing library services in an academic setting.
    • The ability to deliver engaging classroom based instruction.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience providing classroom based instruction
    • Fluency in major library databases
    • Background or training in a STEM discipline
    • Experience using Evergreen, or other next-generation library system

    To Apply: 

    Submission of the following is required:

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume

    http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=85318

    Salary:

    $45,973 to $55,000 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 3

    Deadline: July 27, 2017

    POST#: 119556

    Northern Essex 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 American 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 statues and college policies, The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquires or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/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. Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/student-services/health-safety/campus-crime-statistics/

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    Senior Associate II, Records Management, Biogen, Cambridge, MA

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance, the Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance provides compliance and quality assurance support to all Biogen Global Development departments regarding the management of Global Development records throughout their lifecycle.

    Additionally, the Senior Associate II works with the Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance to support Global Development colleagues to develop, execute and measure records-related programs and internal controls to ensure that operations are conducted in compliance with applicable records management standards, and to ensure that Global Development and its personnel consistently adhere to the highest ethical standards and comply with applicable legal and regulatory records management requirements. He or she will support the communication and education of staff on records policies and governance. 

    The Senior Associate II will be a part of the organization's records management function responsible for developing and implementing the records management program for Global Development, which will include the standards, tools, processes and systems necessary to ensure records management compliance. The Senior Associate II will support workstreams and projects that deliver key strategic objectives and align with and support projects involving records management.

    Because the organization's functions are themselves accountable for implementing projects and solutions for records management compliance within their functional areas, the Senior Associate II will focus on providing functional expertise for successful implementation. In addition, the Senior Associate II will share responsibility for delivering the records management vision to the organization as part of a team that interacts across Global Development.

    • Provide support to Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance in providing advice and expertise to all business partners on best practices in records management, serving as a Center of Excellence for Global Development.
    • Provide support for program and project management support for records management projects.
    • Creation and delivery of training materials/resources to support records management initiatives across Global Development

    Qualifications:

    At least 3 years of biotech/pharmaceutical experience, specifically in the areas of interpreting regulations, guidelines and policies to create a meaningful monitoring and compliance framework in records & information management with progressively increasing responsibilities.

    Technology -- ability to assess and convey to others the implications of computerizing records management processes. For example, an understanding of validation process and 21CFR Part 11 "Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures" is an important competency for this role. 

    Ability to interpret records management-related regulations, guidelines and policies - understand where to find and keep up-to-date with new and updated regulations, guidances and policies

    Education:

    Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g. business, records management, information management). Advanced degree such as Master's in Library/Information Sciences desirable.

    Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.

    One of the pioneers in biotechnology, Biogen was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 90 countries. Our global headquarters and R&D operations are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, world-class manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA and Hillerod, Denmark, and affiliate locations around the world.

    Apply here.

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

    Term: Fall 2017

    Start/End: Immediately (July 31, 2017) - No End Date

    Status: Part-time LHT 17 hrs/week

    Schedule: Flexible Mon-Fri 9a-5p

    Hourly Rate: $20.00

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

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Coordination of administrative processes in support of defined initiatives, including the RITS Technical Outreach and Intern programs in partnership with program leaders
    • Coordination of RITS HR functions, including recruiting, job posting, interviews, and onboarding/offboarding of staff and interns
    • Coordination and documentation of RITS Procurement functions, including purchasing, receiving, and the HMS IT Purchase Order request process
    • Support and coordination of departmental communications, including direct participation in project-related communications
    • Support for scheduling meetings and coordinating events, including taking minutes
    • Data support including collection, research, correspondence, updates websites, wiki content, reports and presentations
    • Maintenance and organization of documents, records and data on the network file server and Google Drive
    • Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties and participation in special projects as required
    • Selection, supervision and mentoring of Business Administration interns 

    Basic Qualifications

    • Three or more years of relevant experience in Office Administration or Program Coordination.
    • Experience using Harvard University applications, including familiarity with the HMS environment, for example; PeopleSoft, HCOM, Adobe Acrobat, and Chart of Accounts.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Familiarity with the following applications Acrobat Reader D, Evernote, 1Password, Doodle Scheduling, Google Drive, and Oracle Financial Tools
    • Strong Communication and Documentation Skills
    • Experience in scheduling travel and processing reimbursements
    • Processing orders for office supplies and electronic equipment upon requests
    • Coordination of office space for new hires, including set-up, activation and access to RITS Tools 

    Additional Qualifications

    • Pursuing a BS/BA, ideally in a relevant concentration such as business, management, MIS, or equivalent experience
    • Experience in an academic, research or IT environment
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously
    • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
    • Familiarity with Trello and Slack
    • Coordination on defined initiatives, in partnership with program leaders, including RITS service chargebacks, Technical Outreach and the RITS Intern programs.

    25%

    • Coordination of RITS HR functions, coordination of recruiting, hiring, onboarding of 3+ interns per term (Spring, Summer, Fall).

    20%

    • Communication support including project-related notifications and information gathering, data collection, correspondences, websites, and wiki content and report/presentation support.

    15%

    • Coordination and support for meetings and events, including minutes.

    15%

    • Ownership and coordination of RITS Procurement functions.

    10%

    • Document and data organization (File server and Google Drive).

    5%

    • Backup coverage for Project Coordinator.

    5%

    • Special projects including specific program coordination, and communication.

    5%

    TOTAL

    100%

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    Metadata Technologies Program Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Metadata Technologies Program Manager.

    The Harvard Library seeks a dynamic individual to take a leadership role in furthering the success of the libraries' digital presence by enhancing resource discovery and improving access to collections.  As a member of the Information & Technical Services department management team, under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Management, the Metadata Technologies Program Manager will lead and collaborate with colleagues to develop a diverse metadata program focusing on incorporating emerging technologies, such as linked data, and experimenting with innovative approaches to creating discovery metadata. The incumbent will focus on expanding the range of options being employed to address library metadata needs by conceptualizing projects, developing project plans, identifying training for metadata staff to build the required skill set, developing solid working relationships and infrastructure plans with campus technology units, and participating in forward-looking collaborative projects with our peer institutions (e.g. the Linked Data for Libraries project). Not solely a metadata technologist, the incumbent would also serve as a metadata consultant for the broader Harvard community, including performing outreach and advocacy to academic or administrative departments as appropriate for developing collaborations across campus (e.g. HarvardX or other high-profile initiatives where digital assets are being created from legacy collections in the libraries, museums or archives). The incumbent will develop a broad understanding of the range of use cases and collection types requiring discovery metadata at Harvard. 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 '43150BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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    Media Services Librarian, Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

    The Medford Public Library is seeking a professional full-time Media Services Librarian to develop film, music, and audio collections for adults, and to manage the Library's eBook platforms and electronic subscriptions. The Media Services Librarian will also be the primary manager of the Library's website and will work on the Reference Desk. The MPL is a busy place which serves a diverse city of 57,000. Our ideal librarian has a great sense of humor, a love for public service, and the ability to adapt quickly to the constantly evolving needs of the community.

    We are looking for a multitasker who can manage and market the full range of media collections in physical and digital form. Must have experience with website management or design. Experience with film and music collections and experience with the Sierra system are a plus. Must watch a lot of movies and TV! Experience with library PR and social media is also desirable.

    This a full-time 35 per week professional union position. One evening per week and an average of one Saturday per month. Candidate must have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and library experience.  Starting salary is $47,937.66. 

    Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017. Please send resume and cover letter to bkerr@minlib.net or mail to:

    Library Director 

    Medford Public Library

    111 High St.

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    Adult Services/ILL Assistant, Medford Public Library, Medford, MA

    This librarian will coordinate out-of-network interlibrary loan services and will work on the Information Desk. The MPL is a busy place with a high volume of ILL and a very high volume of Information Desk traffic. Our ideal candidate is detail-oriented and good with the public. Must have a sense of humor and the ability to handle a lot of things at once. 

    This is a 25 hour part-time, non-union position. MLS preferred but we will consider an MLS in progress, or bachelors' degree with library experience. Experience with ILL and/or Sierra a plus. One night and an average of one Saturday per month. $18.00 per hour (MLS).  $14.00 per hour (bachelor's degree or MLS in progress).

    Deadline to apply is August 31. Please submit resume and cover letter to bkerr@minlib.net or mail to:

    Library Director

    Medford Public Library

    111 High St. 

    Medford, MA 02155

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    Circulation Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

    The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic part-time circulation clerk 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, and friendly. Approximately 14 hours per week. 

    Schedule: Sundays (excluding Summer) 1-5, Mondays 2-5, Tuesdays 1-5 and 6-9

    BA and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate.  $19.68/hr to start. AA/EOE. 

    Resumes received by August 15, 2017 will receive priority.

    Please send a resume and cover letter to: mbriody@minlib.net

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    Early CfP - ACM/IEEE JCDL 2018, Fort Worth, TX

    This CfP is available at: http://2018.jcdl.org

    The ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2018 (JCDL 2018) will be hosted by three units of the University of North Texas (UNT) the College of Information, the UNT Health Science Center, and the UNT Libraries. It will be held at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, the rustic and artistic threshold into the American West. Its co-organizer includes the School of Information Management at Wuhan University.

    Theme:
    From Data to Wisdom: Resilient Integration across Societies, Disciplines, and Systems

    Communities Welcomed:
    JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, datacuration/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext(and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.

    Additional Topics of Interest:
    In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

    lCollaborative and participatory information environments

    lCrowdsourcing and human computation

    lCyberinfrastructurearchitectures, applications, and deployments

    lDistributed information systems

    lDocument genres

    lExtracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections

    lInformation and knowledge systems

    lInformation visualization

    lInfrastructure and service design

    lKnowledge discovery

    lLinked data and its applications

    lPerformance evaluation

    lPersonal digital information management

    lScientific data management

    lSocial media, architecture, and applications

    lSocial networks, virtual organizations and networked information

    lUser behavior and modeling

    lUser communities and user research

    Important Dates:

    Jan. 15, 2018- Tutorial and workshop proposal submissions

    Jan. 15, 2018- Full paper and short paper submissions

    Jan. 29, 2018- Panel, poster and demonstration submissions

    Feb. 1, 2018- Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops

    Mar. 8, 2018- Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

    Mar. 25, 2018- Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions

    Apr. 5, 2018- Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium

    Apr. 15, 2018- Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations

    Jun. 3, 2018- Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium

    Jun. 4 - 6, 2018- Main Conference

    Jun. 6 - 7, 2018- Workshops

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    CfP InfoVision 2018, Bengaluru, India

    This CfP is available online at: http://infovision.org.in/call-for-papers/

    Technology drives Innovation and Innovation leads to increased Productivity: economic, social, and environmental productivity. As a technology, Data Analytics is a driver of innovation and is fundamental to increasing Productivity in today's world. It is both a vertical and a horizontal, cutting across all sectors of society.

    We are seeing users move beyond traditional Business Intelligence techniques to Next Generation Analytics. Next Generation Analytics includes exploration and discovery and advanced analytics such as predictive and prescriptive analytics. It includes Visual Analytics, which allows the user to explore the data and resulting analysis visually often leading to a better understanding of the data. The Internet of Things requires the application of analytics to streaming data to enable real time or near real time decision-making. Next Generation Analytics will drive innovation by providing context to information and enable better and faster decision-making.

    The theme for InfoVision 2018 is Next Generation Analytics: Data Driven Innovation. The Conference will be a must for both academics and industry. The Conference invites papers that explore Next Generation Analytics and its impact on innovation and productivity: economic, social and environmental productivity. Papers are invited across a broad range of related areas, including but not limited to:

    • Financial analytics
    • Marketing analytics
    • Visual analytics
    • Smart Cities
    • Health analytics
    • Data analytics and productivity
    • The Industrial Internet of Things
    • Data governance
    • Metrics to assess the impact of data analytics on decision making

    Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers for presentation, 12 pages maximum. Two page proposals for poster presentation describing early-stage research are also invited. All submissions will be refereed and accepted papers and poster proposals will be published in LNBIP Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.

    Important Dates:
    8 October 2017 - one page paper abstract indicating intent to submit
    (optional)
    October 25, 2017 - full paper submission (12 pages), poster submission (2 pages)
    November 29, 2017 - notification of acceptance
    December 15, 2017 - final camera ready copy
    February 19-21, 2018 - InfoVision 2018 conference

    InfoVision 2018 will be the latest instance of the InfoVision series of conferences that started in 2005. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics and Business Insights (CEDABI), MYRA School of Business.

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    Call for Contributions: altmetrics17

    altmetrics17 <http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17/> is part of the altmetrics workshop series organized since 2011 and will take place in conjunction with the 4th Altmetrics Conference (4:AM <http://altmetricsconference.com/>), at Ryerson University in Toronto on *26 September 2017*.

    This year's workshop will focus on the dependencies of altmetrics. Altmetrics are heavily shaped, if not completely driven, by data availability, technical affordances of underlying platforms and data providers. Against this background, the altmetrics17 workshop will have a special focus on the dependencies of altmetrics and their potential effects on altmetric research, the role of altmetrics in research evaluation and the effects on scholarly communication in general. The workshop particularly invites contributions that address the workshop's theme directly or indirectly, analyze effects of the dependencies, and propose solutions and alternative frameworks in which to study altmetrics.

    Call for Contributions
    We are soliciting empirical and theoretical contributions for short presentations and as a basis for discussions, which will be the main focus of the altmetrics17 workshop. Submissions can focus on empirical analyses, novel theoretical frameworks, original datasets or represent a position paper. The goal of the workshop is to discuss, exchange and foster collaboration on altmetrics between researchers and practitioners. Contributions will be curated by the altmetrics17 committee for their relevance and technical soundness and selected for short presentations.

    How to Submit
    Please provide an extended abstract (max 1,000 words) presenting your altmetrics research contribution and highlighting particular issues you would like to discuss with other workshop participants. Abstracts need to be submitted via EasyChair <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=altmetrics17> by *31 July 2017*. Please include a link to any relevant artifact (e.g., a dataset, plots, slidedeck) you wish to present and discuss, after archiving it via an appropriate repository (e.g., Dryad, figshare, GitHub, SlideShare, etc.).

    More information can be found on the altmetrics17 website
    <http://altmetrics.org/altmetrics17> and on Twitter
    <https://twitter.com/altmetricsWS>.

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    Call for Proposal & Doctoral Workshop: RAILS 2017

    Theme: Playing and learning together: Interdisciplinary research and teaching
    Location: City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide
    Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2017
    Submission deadline: Monday, 31 July 2017
    Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 September 2017

    The 2017 RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, and held at UniSA's City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia, from 28-30 November 2017.

    The conference will include:

    • the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium 2017 (AIES 2017) on the morning of Tuesday, 28 November;
    • a Doctoral Workshop on the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 November; and 
    • the formal RAILS conference on Wednesday, 29 November and Thursday, 30 November 2017. 

    Educators, research students and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, "Playing and learning together: interdisciplinary teaching and research", which focuses on building partnerships between researchers, practitioners, and educators to ensure that a culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching is nurtured in the information studies field. Papers focusing on strengthening research practices in the field will also be considered. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2017 component of the conference.

    Proposals for full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are invited, as well as panel discussions (30 minutes including Q &A) as well as posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. Abstracts for AIES and RAILS should include implications for practice, and research-focused papers should identify key learnings for practice. The closing date for all submissions is extended to Monday, 31 July 2017 Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 1 September 2017.

    All proposals as are to be submitted through the EasyChair system. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Dr Diane Velasquez  (diane.velasquez@unisa.edu.au).

    Full Papers

    1. Paper submissions must include:
    2. Names and contact information for all contributors
    3. Title of paper
    4. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
    5. Choose Full paper as the Paper type
    6. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead please upload your extended abstract of up to 500 words in PDF format. References may be included, beyond the allowed 500 words
    7. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted document

    Panel discussions

    Panel discussion submissions must include:

    1. Names and contact information for all contributors
    2. Title of panel discussion
    3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
    4. Choose Panel discussion as the Paper type
    5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts

    Posters

    Poster submissions must include:

    1. Names and contact information for all contributors
    2. Title of poster presentation
    3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
    4. Choose Poster as the Paper type
    5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts

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    Library and Archives Intern, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

    Internship Overview:

    The Library and Research Center Intern will work with the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC) staff to provide access to the LRC's collections and resources. The intern will be expected to work on the reference desk, answering questions when appropriate, and performing basic circulation tasks, along with other duties and projects dependent on availability and applicant skill and potential. Enrollment in a library and information science graduate program, or interest in pursuing advanced degree in library science, strongly preferred. 

    Commitment:

    16 hours per week, minimum. Accommodating schedule.  

    Responsibilities may include (dependent on intern skill set, interest, and project availability):

    • Reference: answer questions in person, by email, and over the phone, positive and professional engagement with patrons
    • Circulation of materials to museum staff
    • Shelve materials and maintain stacks
    • Process books (barcode, label, and add/edit catalog item records)
    • File and organize artist file material, and create new artist files as directed
    • Copy catalog MARC records and/or metadata creation
    • Assist with appraisal, inventory, arrangement, processing, basic preservation, and re-housing of archival institutional records
    • Description of archival materials (finding aid revision and creation and archival MARC records)
    • Digitization of materials and working with digital asset management
    • Write blog posts to highlight recent acquisitions

    Preferred Skills & Competencies:

    • Interest and experience in library or archives work, and art museums. Course work in related area strongly preferred.
    • Very strong organization skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent computer skills and comfort in learning new computer programs and databases
    • Strong customer service skills with professional, friendly, and positive demeanor
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Interest in research tools 

    Please send letter of interest and resume to lrc@nmwa.org

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    Data Catalog Librarian, Health Sciences and Human Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    The Data Catalog Librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) supports initiatives related to the development of the UMB Data Catalog, a database of descriptive records for datasets. As part of the Research Data Management Service and working with a dynamic, multidisciplinary data management team, the Data Catalog Librarian will support and promote the new catalog service through planning and conducting outreach efforts to UMB researchers. Additionally, the position is responsible for creating and curating records in the catalog. This new part-time (20 hours/week) position reports to the Head, Resource Development and Sharing and works closely with the metadata librarians.

    Responsibilities:

    • Identify datasets of UMB researchers through database searching and working with the Research, Education and Outreach Librarian for each UMB school
    • Develop a promotion and outreach plan to increase awareness of the data catalog
    • Document and maintain a history of outreach activities with faculty and researchers
    • Provide presentations to encourage participation from researchers
    • Conduct interviews with researchers in reference to their research and datasets
    • Assess requirements for appropriate datasets for indexing
    • Collaborate with university researchers and the metadata librarians to submit and curate records for the catalog 

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
    • Experience working in an academic library
    • Experience with promotional and outreach activities
    • Knowledge of copyright law and rights management issues in a digital environment
    • Knowledge of open access and open data
    • Understanding of metadata standards including MeSH
    • Experience searching databases such as Medline and Scopus
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library
    • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery
    • Demonstrated interest in professional advancement evidenced by membership in related professional associations, participation in scholarly activities and continuing education

    APPLICATIONS:

    Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 18, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataCatalogLib.    

    SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $30,000 depending on experience

    BENEFITS: This is a half-time (50% FTE) position with benefits on a prorated basis. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

    ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

    The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

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

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    Assistant Librarian, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

    Academic Year 2017-18 

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

    The Garfield and Prouty Libraries at Bancroft School seek an Assistant Librarian. This is a full-time, academic year position, reporting to the Director of Library Services.  The Libraries are closely integrated with the School's academic program and are committed to serving children and teachers in many ways.  The Libraries are centers for learning throughout the day, places where students and teachers freely seek and find help and advice and are a part of the School known for friendliness and genuine interest in each user.

    The Assistant Librarian helps the librarians in their work with students and faculty, from teaching classes to maintaining an intellectually stimulating, attractive, welcoming space. This position also requires other kinds of work, including catalog and circulation maintenance and website design. 

    Requirements: Bachelors Degree with school library experience or current enrollment in a Masters in Library Science program. 

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

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    Associate Librarian, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

    ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN / 40 HOURS / DAY / BWH- EDUCATION - (3043079)

    Job Description - Updated 06/12/2017

    General Summary:

    The BEI Knowledge Center provides a wide range of services and programs to the hospital in support of education, research, and patient care. The Knowledge Center serves the entire Brigham Health campus and reaches faculty, clinicians, researchers, trainees, and students. Programs include events such as speakers, workshops, and technology sessions focused on managing data and information for research, copyright and publishing, learning technologies, and scholarly research skills.

    Under the supervision of the BEI Executive & Administrative Directors and the BEI Librarian, the Associate Librarian delivers innovative, responsive, and user-focused knowledge services to the Brigham Health community.  This includes performing expert-level database searching, delivering instruction in both in-person and online environments, and cultivating partnerships with individuals and groups within the wider Brigham community.  The incumbent will perform tasks and duties of this position in a virtual library setting and must be a dynamic and outgoing team player, demonstrating creativity, flexibility, and an openness to change and ambiguity.  The incumbent must also have an entrepreneurial approach to developing new services and tools and a track record in implementing data and programs.

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

    Management and Operational Responsibilities

    • Provides reference support to all BEI Knowledge Center users, including but not limited to conducting literature searches, retrieving print and non-print materials, answering ready reference questions, locating materials, verifying citations, etc.
    • Develops and provides training for physicians, residents, fellows, nurses and all other Brigham staff in how to use web-based databases and other Internet resources.
    • Creates and provides individual and group training associated with the introduction of new technologies.
    • Provides computer hardware and software support.
    • Design and coordinate a robust schedule of community-building data-related events such as showcases, how-to's, drop-ins, and pop-ups.
    • Collaborates with internal and external communities, including Partners IS Knowledge Management, Partners Graduate Medical Education Office, BWH Center for Clinical Investigation, Brigham Research Institute, Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, and Harvard Catalyst to provide coordinated data-related information and services to the Brigham Health community.
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge about data tools and techniques and integrate that knowledge into building innovative services.
    • Consults with other BEI staff regarding projects involving technology.
    • Develops and determines needs for training.
    • Continually assess and evaluate classes and activities to provide impactful services and events.
    • Creates innovative ways to build knowledge sharing collaboration among hospital services, training programs, and departments.
    • Creates and maintains communication channels (via newsletters, Twitter, Intranet, etc) to promote BEI Knowledge Center resources, events, and opportunities.
    • Promote collaborative tools to facilitate the sharing of ideas and work among internal teams.
    • Edits and maintains the BEI's library-services intranet site, as well as other sites.
    • Investigates, evaluates, and implements new electronic resources and products.
    • Assists with the document delivery and interlibrary loan process including verifying citations and using interlibrary loan management system (DOCLINE and QuickDoc).
    • Assists the BEI Leadership in developing, updating, and enforcing all policies and procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Professional Growth

    • Remains abreast of information management trends by participating in professional meetings, serving on committees, attending workshops and reading appropriate literature.
    • Maintains awareness of the needs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital by serving on the Library Committee, and other committees as designated by the Library Director.
    • Contributes to Organizational Goals
    • Supports quality patient care by providing current information for all physicians and employees
    • Adheres to the principles of service excellence for all library customers and colleagues
    • Attentive to safety issues in all matters

    Qualifications:

    •  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Working knowledge of automated information storage and retrieval systems
    • An understanding of resource sharing through interlibrary networks and the relationship of health sciences library organizations at the local, regional and national level

    Skills Required:

    • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school is preferred
    • 2-3  years experience working in health sciences library is preferred
    • Expertise in the use of health sciences reference tools/materials
    • Specific computer skills using National Library of Medicine systems and the OVID medical literature database
    • Knowledge of Windows environment Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, database management and spread sheets is required
    • Experience with the National Library of Medicine classification system
    • Ability to use the internet to identify resources and to assist library customers in using the internet

    Working Conditions:

    Physical space includes BEI Knowledge Center collective area, and separate cubical working space for efforts performed virtually.   Also many hours of work on spent at a computer.  There is some climbing on foot stools and handling heavy books and journals.

    Hospital Wide Responsibilities:

    Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

    EEO Statement

    Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

    Brigham and Women's Hospital I CARE Standards:

    The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.

    C.        I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance

    A.        I will Appear and act as a professional

    R.        I will Respect all individuals

    E.        I will Extend myself 

    Primary Location: MA-Boston-Boston - BWH Main Campus

    Work Locations:

    75 Francis St

    Boston 02115

    Job: Admin/Clerical/CustService-Other

    Organization: Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

    Schedule: Full-time

    Standard Hours: 40

    Shift: Day Job

    Employee Status: Regular

    Recruiting Department: Brigham & Women's Hospital

    Posting Date: Jul 11, 2017

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    Media Resources Assistant, LibSource, New York City, NY

    LibSource, an LAC Group company, seeks a Media Resources Assistant for a prestigious news and media company located in New York City (Manhattan). The Media Resources Assistant is responsible for media software tools as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter data, and create new and updated existing asset records. This position requires a flexible schedule and will include rotating shifts that could include days, nights, weekends and holidays. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Screen various video formats for content and to identify persons, places and other relevant information to the news archive
    • Use various media archive software tools, as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter metadata
    • Create new and update existing asset records in the system.
    • Create and affix labels, process orders for footage and transcripts as well as physical media assets that may include videos, XDCAM and film.
    • Fulfill as-needed search requests, including finding and sourcing footage and content, often of an urgent, time-sensitive nature.
    • Organize tapes and boxes of assets coming from other locations, and generally assist producers and their assistants in locating library materials
    • Process requests for assets to be pulled from storage locations on and off site.
    • Coordinate order processing tasks to assure that all materials are being trafficked as needed and within the time frames requested

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university is preferred.
    • 1-3 years of digital asset, media or similar experience is required.
    • Must have a good knowledge of historical and current events
    • Must be able to work autonomously
    • Must be computer proficient and be willing and able to learn and use a proprietary digital asset management system quickly and efficiently
    LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.  

    LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.

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    Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance Manager, Oregon State University Libraries, Corvallis, OR

    This posting closes on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

    If you enjoy leading a highly productive team and engaging with library staff, faculty, and students, Oregon State University Libraries and Press has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a manager to lead the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance teams. As the supervisor you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new Interlibrary Loan technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection. You will be working collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.  

    Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45575 for full details on the position. Posting number: P01391UF

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    Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

    Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequaled in the state. Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 9,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.

    The STCC Library is well known among students and colleagues for our strength in support of student learning and of student success. The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals. Our work environment is dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The library's motto is exceptional content, communications, and community. 

    The Electronic Resources/Systems/Reference Librarian will:

    • Coordinate procedures and workflows related to the selection, management, licensing and access to electronic collections.
    • Review and negotiate licenses for electronic resources in collaboration with the Dean of Library Services.
    • Be familiar with STCC's Student Success Plan and determine ways the library can implement the plan.
    • Maintain records of all electronic resources/licenses.
    • Collect and analyze usage statistics for library services.
    • Monitor industry enhancements and new products and make recommendations as appropriate.
    • Coordinate vendor demonstrations and trials.
    • Maintain current awareness of emerging trends to ensure the library's electronic resources are compliant with profession-wide best practices.
    • Maintain and oversee Springshare Resources and the library's website.
    • Maintain and oversee library technology and systems that support student services and library instruction.
    • Work closely with Information Technology to provide the best possible experience for students and patrons as they access our information and services.
    • Work assigned hours at the library's reference desk, providing reference and circulation services.
    • Provide reference and instruction services as needed.
    • Be aware of new technologies and new techniques in reference services.
    • Includes cataloging the occasional unique print and media item using traditional rules (RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21). Ability to knowledgeably promote and provide support for such services.
    • Oversees copy cataloging.
    • Brings knowledge and practice of digital librarianship to the library.
    • Other responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with the MTA/MCCC agreement.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
    • Experience working in an academic library
    • Demonstrated proficiency in HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Experience working with systems and information technology
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills.

    SALARY:                                    $56,330 - $73,639 to be determined based on education and experience in accordance to the MCCC Contract Salary Grid.

    BENEFITS:                                  Yes - State Funded

    POSITION CLASSIFICATION:    MCCC  Professional

    WORK SCHEDULE:                   37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

    GRANT FUNDED:                      No

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

    STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.  Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment. 

    CLOSING DATE:  July 27, 2017

    All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter , resume and three (3) professional references to http://www.stcc.edu

    The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.

    STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.

    www.stcc.edu

    Apply here.

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    LibraryPress@UF Coordinator, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented LibraryPress@UF Coordinator - Library Coordinator 2. The Coordinator supports production and development needs for all LibraryPress@UF imprint works (e.g., new publications, republications, expanded editions, digital works, etc.) for design, layout, creation, coordination on metadata (e.g., library records, CIP, and publisher information), developing and maintaining design files and processes, and overall production needs. The LibraryPress@UF focuses on works that are born digital, with print-on-demand options integrated with sole source production, and with digital files hosted as Open Access through the Libraries. The Coordinator provides support to academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries on publishing efforts, and provides support for scholars regarding enhanced monographs in collaboration with the UF Press. Attends relevant conferences (e.g., Association of American University Presses, Library Publishing Forum) for sharing of UF activities and development of best practices.

    The Coordinator plays a critical role for enhancing and expanding the existing relationship and activities by serving as a core contact with the UF Press, including for new opportunities in regards to online journals; enhanced monographs; shared events; and collaborative grants including the Open Book Program grant to re-enliven out of print books. 

    The search will remain open until August 15, 2017, 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 Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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    Executive Assistant, Office of the Director of Libraries, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

    The MIT Libraries seek a highly organized, resourceful individual to provide comprehensive administrative support to the Director of Libraries. This position provides an excellent opportunity to contribute to the daily activities, new initiatives, and broader service mission of a dynamic academic research library system. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Assistant provides complex support for the activities of the Director of Libraries. Support tasks include: making travel arrangements; managing calendars; scheduling meetings; coordinating events and managing logistics; processing expense reporting and reimbursements; taking meeting minutes; maintaining wikis, web pages and files; drafting, editing, and proofreading correspondence and documents; and providing administrative support for multiple projects. The Executive Assistant is often a firstline contact for the Director and must exercise sound, independent judgment in fostering a welcoming environment while maintaining the integrity of the Director's calendar. The EA acts as a logistical partner, proactively translating leadership strategies into operational tasks and assisting the Director in tracking deadlines and time management. The EA builds relationships and works with staff in the offices of the Provost, faculty, and other senior leaders. The Executive Assistant also has secondary responsibility for reception and general office operations of the Director's suite. The ideal candidate is flexible and an active and thoughtful contributor to Libraries culture. As a member of the Office of the Director support team, the Executive Assistant provides coverage for other team members during absences and works to collaboratively meet the administrative support needs of the overall senior management group. The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Libraries. 

    QUALIFICATIONS: At least 7 years direct/related experience. Advanced computer skills in Windows environment and software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Web browsers, calendar software, as well as ability to learn additional programs/systems. Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities. Positive service attitude with demonstrated initiative and tendencies to anticipate administrative needs. Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Keen attention to detail and demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems and to bring tasks and projects to completion. Ability to work independently and resourcefully with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion and to maintain and safeguard confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, patience and diplomacy, and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people. Proven dependability and record of reliable and punctual attendance.

    Desirable: Associate/Bachelor's degree. Work experience in an academic environment or research library. MIT experience a plus. Experience with Concur, SAP, CMSs, wiki management, Visio, Adobe Creative Suite, and Asana (or other project management system).

    HOURS: 35 hours per week. Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (schedule to be determined)

    HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $28.00/hour minimum. Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

    Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from women and ethnic minority candidates. Individuals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply. 

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    Access Services Assistant, Information Delivery & Library Access, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

    The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, service-oriented person to join our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, assists in all circulation, reserves, and service desk operations, physical delivery between MIT Libraries, including driving a van, and physical space management. The Assistant delivers information service to the MIT community across service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he is responsible for opening/closing the library and reports facilities and safety incidents/issues. S/he participates in other activities such as book searching, shelving, collecting statistics, handling financial transactions, sorting & delivering library materials and identifying opportunities for service improvements. The Assistant performs some processing of materials and works with staff to resolve problems, correct errors and maintain the physical condition of collections. The Assistant helps train staff in policies, procedures and technology, and contributes to the development of documentation and training materials. The Assistant may process course reserves, including communication with faculty, TAs and departmental assistants, assist with hiring, training or directing the work of student assistants, monitor other service points, and/or deliver library materials via van to east & north campuses, including pick-up, sorting, delivery, check-in & return of materials between library units. The Assistant may participate in local and librarywide committees/teams/groups or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Required - Minimum 6 month's direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. A keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and proven commitment to delivering high quality customer service. Ability to work and contribute both independently and as part of a service team, to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines. Well-developed problem solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise sound decision-making in carrying out solutions, work under pressure and to tolerate ambiguity. Initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. A valid driver's license, ability to operate a motor vehicle, and a good driving record.

    Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library or working with Aleph, ILLiad and/or RAPID ILL; compiling and managing data; using social media tools such as WordPress for communication.

    HOURS: 35 hours per week, Tuesday-Thursday 2-10, Friday 12-8, Saturday 11-7 includes closing shifts; later hours will occasionally be required Tuesday-Thursday to cover evening staff absences; hours are subject to change depending on library hours for semester and on service needs of department.

    HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $17.00/hour minimum. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

    Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/.

    Applications must include cover letter and resume. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from women and ethnic minority candidates.

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    Reference Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

    The Ely Library at Westfield State University seeks applicants for a part-time position for 7.5 hours per week beginning in September 9, 2017. Requires Saturdays in Reference and Information Services Department throughout the academic year. The library uses the WorldCat OPAC, OCLC WorldShare Management Services, and LibGuides in a multi-platform computer environment, and is committed to increasing access to electronic databases.

    Schedule: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

    Duties:

    -Provide direct Reference services including patron assistance and instruction in the use of online databases

    -Creates and maintains library web pages as needed 

    Required Qualifications:

    MLS/ALA, one year reference experience, computer literacy in a multi-platform environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with WorldCat and Libguides.

    Salary: 21.50 / hour, no benefits

    Review of applications begins July 14 - will continue until position is filled 

    Please go to http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/ to apply.

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    Call for Submissions: CfP iPRES2017 Workshop

    We have updated submission dates in order to accommodate the change in early registration date for the iPRES 2017 conference.

    New dates here, rest of the CfP below and at
    https://saab.ischool.utexas.edu/papc2017/:

    August 3: early due date for proposals
    August 10: early notification of acceptance
    August 12: Early registration date for iPRES 2017
    August 24: due date for all proposals
    August 31: Notification of acceptance
    September 29: PAPC2017 Workshop

    More information here.

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    Call for Submissions: Education for Information

    Since 1983,*Education for Information*
    <http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/has been a forum for debate and discussion on education and training issues in the sphere of information handling and is essential reading for those involved and interested in the field. The scope of the journal is interpreted broadly to encompass all knowledge acquired through teaching, professional practice and research that can be used to enhance pedagogy and education in Library and Information Science (LIS).

    As a member of our research community, we would like to invite you to consider submitting your original work for publication in the journal.

    *Education for Information
    <http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/>*offers
    contributing authors many benefits, including:

    • Rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing
    • Rapid online publication.

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    NFAIS Webinar: PrePrints on the Rise

    NFAIS Webinar -- Preprints on the Rise: Insights on What's New and What's Next

    Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

    Location: Virtual

    Registration: <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531541

    What's the focus?

    Twenty-five years ago, the creation of arXiv provided physicists with an efficient way to share their manuscripts before peer review and publication. Since then we have wondered why other discipines have been slow to follow their lead. Until 2014 when others joined such as bioRxiv, F1000 Research, PeerJ, The Winnower, PrePrints.org, and Wellcome Open Research. Join us to gain insights into the cultural dynamics that support PrePrints and explore how they can play an increasingly supportive role in the existing research landscape.

    What will our presenters cover?

    •   What recent developments in a variety of disciplines, such as ASAPbio.org, the American Chemical Society (ChemRxiv), the Center for Open Science (PsyArXiv, AgriXiv, SocArXiv, and engXiv), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), have populated the preprint landscape suggesting that 2017 be considered the "Year of the PrePrint"?
    • What makes the preprint culture work in terms of discovery and funding sources along with the detection of plagiarism and junk science?
    • What factors such as cultural change, preprint policies at universities, preprints' relationship to scholarly journals, and new players will affect the infrastructure of preprints in the near future?

    Register Now: http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531541

    Please note: For individual registrations, the costs for this NFAIS Webinar are: $125 for NFAIS members; $150r allied societies*; and $195 for non-members. For group registration, the member rate for unlimited attendance is $295 and the non-member rate for unlimited attendance is $450.

    *Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, Association of American University Presses, NISO and ASIS&T.

    Contact:

    For more information about this event or any of those shown below, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or nblairdeleon@nfais.org.

    Upcoming NFAIS Events:

    July 25, 2017: Lunch & Learn: Customer Research: From Discovery to Execution<http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=515977>

    July 31, 2017: Can R&D Funding Be Separated From Political Agendas<https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=531330>

    October 2-3, 2017: Open Access and Beyond Conference<http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=527361&orgId=nfais>

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    Call for Papers: ALISE 2018

    Submit by July 15th!

    The deadline for juried paper proposal submissions is July 15, 2017. Please consider submitting your completed or in-progress work. The theme of the 2018 conference - Expanding the LIS Education Universe - calls for educators, practitioners, and policy makers to address the ever-expanding horizon and the current terrain of the field of LIS education.

    The conference will provide opportunities for attendees to:

    • Share ideas for new and innovative programs and emerging curricular areas or specializations within MLIS programs
    • Discuss how new undergraduate and graduate programs may complement ALA-accredited masters programs
    • Exchange ideas on pedagogy and curriculum for evidence-based learning
    • Present research on topics that help to inform the expanding educational programs
    • Address interdisciplinary convergence in the field of LIS
    • Design high impact educational practices for learner engagement
    • Learning outcome assessment

    Applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by September 14, 2017. Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference in Denver, CO. Accepted papers and panels will be published in an online open access proceedings.

    Please note:

    Juried paper proposals accepted for presentation at the conference which are developed into full papers, may be submitted to JELIS for consideration for publication.

    Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the 2018 call for juried papers to committee co-chairs.

    Abebe Rorissa, University at Albany, SUNY
    arorissa@albany.edu

    Wooseob Jeong, Emporia State University
    wjeong1@emporia.edu

    ALISE
    office@alise.org | 206-209-5267 | www.alise.org

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    Pharmacy Liaison Librarian/Assistant University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

    The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation.  The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams.  To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

    The search will remain open until August 31, 2017, review of applicants will begin August 1, 2017. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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    Audiovisual Archives Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

    LISTING NUMBER 17-AV-03

    Posting Date: 11 July 2017

    Closing Date:  30 July 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 30 July 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 September 15, 2017. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

    JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

    Internship Application Form 

    Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript, letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

    Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:__17-AV-03_  ___________________

    Name: ____________________________________________________________________

    School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

    City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

    Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

    City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

    Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

    Email: _____________________________________________________________________

    College/University: __________________________________________________________

    Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

    Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

    Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in "summer"): ___________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Period of Internship:

    • Spring (December 15-May 15) ☐
    • Summer (May 15-August 15)  ☐
    • Fall (August 15-December 15) X

    Structure of Internship: 

    • Full-time (40 hours per week)  ☐
    • Full-time (32 hours per week)  ☐
    • Part-time (16 hours per week)  X

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    Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

    Working Title:

    Electronic Resources Management Librarian

    Official Title:

    ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN(R04DN) or ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN(R04FN)

    Degree and area of specialization:

    MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent required

     

     

    PVL # 91401

    Required Qualifications
    - Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment in an academic library or library consortial setting
    - Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
    - Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations
    - Demonstrated understanding of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing environment and library marketplace
    - Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, such as MS Word and Excel 

    Preferred Qualifications
    - Experience with Acquisitions operations in an integrated library system 
    - Experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures 
    - Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, cataloging/metadata, link resolver software, library discovery systems, proxy configurations
    - Ability to use relational database programs such as MS Access
    - Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

     

    Position Summary:

    Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

     

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources, this position will be part of a newly formed Electronic Resources Management Team, and will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university. 

    This position is responsible for providing varied levels of support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. This will be accomplished through a range of activities; duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendor/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources. 

    The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

    Principal duties:

    35% Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Order/Access Management 
    - Assist in coordinating acquisition, trials, processing, payment, renewal and cancellation activities with publishers/vendors and staff, utilizing the Alma integrated library system and other relevant systems.
    - Assist Electronic Resources and other library staff, such as Cataloging, in managing activation and appropriate access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources in all relevant systems.
    - Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues related to electronic resource maintenance, access, payment and other performance matters, via responding to reports in GLS Online, and through other mechanisms.
    - Initiate problem solving routines and strategize possible solutions.
    - Support licensing activities through assisting in the set up and maintenance of electronic resources and the resolution of access problems. Research library systems and records to verify status of payment, confirm extent of access issues, and seek assistance from vendors when necessary.
    - Foster a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision making
    - Contribute to development and documentation of procedures and effective workflows for management of electronic resources.

    30% Subscription Management/Maintenance
    - Help manage processes related to purchases and subscriptions of electronic journal and databases, including vendor communication, subscription upgrades or changes, cancellations, title changes, and vendor, publisher, and aggregator changes.
    - Maintain as appropriate electronic resources subscription information in bibliographic records for Alma ILS, and other mechanisms for information storage.
    - Monitor publisher and vendor correspondence for changes or additions to subscriptions or access policies of owned and leased electronic resources. In consultation with Acquisitions and other staff, determine course of action which may include checking Alma order and payment history; contacting subject librarians or other staff in Collection Development, LTG, and other campus libraries; and dealing directly with the vendor/publisher.
    - Evaluate and process payments for electronic resources; review vendor invoices for accuracy and completeness.

    20% Licensing 
    - Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms.
    - Track and coordinate communication with vendors, and University IT and library staff on alleged violations or breaches of licensed e-resources contracts.
    - Establish and maintain excellent publisher/vendor relationships
    - Contribute to development and implementation of policies regarding licensing information in Alma

    10% Collection Development/Assessment
    - Work closely with other Acquisitions staff and subject librarians to support e-collection development and collection assessment
    - Assist in gathering data and statistics for external reporting, such as to ARL, ACRL, etc.

    5% Professional Development
    - Participate in professional development activities, which may include research to further the field of librarianship; committee service at the library, campus, state or national levels; publication; continuing education; and professional association activities.
    - Maintain awareness of emerging issues, trends, standards, and technologies in the management of licensed electronic resources and the Library¿s management and discovery systems and understand how these can impact resources and services.

     

    Additional Information

     

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service conducted by its faculty, staff and students are far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

    The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers and institutes and are a highly-valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. Campus library collections are coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The GLS spends more than $11 million per year on collection materials of which approximately $9 million is spent on electronic resources.

    A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
    A period of evaluation will be required
    *************************

     

    Employee Class:

     

    Academic Staff

    Department(s):

    LIBR/CENTRAL TECHNICAL SERVICE

    Full Time Salary Rate:

    Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
    Depending on Qualifications

    Term:

    This is a renewable appointment.

    Appointment percent:

    100%

    Anticipated begin date:

    OCTOBER 01, 2017

    Number of Positions:

    1

    TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION

    Application must be received by: AUGUST 16, 2017

    HOW TO APPLY:

    A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison job application system. Contact Anne Murphy-Lom with any questions.

    Questions about the position can be directed to:

    Anne Murphy-Lom

    Phone: 608-262-2768

    728 State St   

    Fax: N/A

    367 Memorial Library   

    Email: anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

    Madison, WI 53706-1418   

    Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

    If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:  http://www.oed.wisc.edu/478.htm

    NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

    UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
    We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

    Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: ohrwebmaster@ohr.wisc.edu

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    Archivist, Mattapoisett Historical Society, Mattapoisett, MA

    The Mattapoisett Historical Society has an immediate opening for an Archivist. Under the supervision of the Curator, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The Archivist will also provide reference and other assistance as needed.

    The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills, as well as a degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school. Knowledge of Early American and New England history required along with 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. Experience using PastPerfect preferred.

    This is a 20 hour a week ($20/hour), 2-year grant-funded position.

    To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to info@mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org.

    The application deadline is August 1, 2017. No phone calls accepted. Mattapoisett Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org

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    Instructional & Research Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

    Penrose Library seeks an innovative librarian to provide instructional and research assistance to the faculty, students, and staff of Whitman College. Responsibilities will include designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction; serving as liaison to academic departments or programs; and participating in library planning and policy-making in a shared decision-making environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute knowledge of current instructional and digital learning technologies to Instructional and Research Services and other library programs.

    The MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Experience in academic library instruction or post-secondary instruction is desired. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

    Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College's learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    Whitman College is an EEO employer.

    Required Qualifications:

    • MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program;
    • ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials in order to effectively deliver instruction at different achievement levels;
    • ability to exploit digital learning technologies in order to further instructional programs and initiatives;
    • strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively collaborate with other campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies.

    Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-oriented approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category and Whitman College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.

    Whitman Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus.

    Application Procedure
    Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three references through the College Employment Opportunities form at https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com 

    Application review will begin August 7, 2017 and will continue until filled.

    Please direct questions about this position to Lee Keene, Head of Instruction, Research, & Assessment (keenelp@whitman.edu). For more information about Whitman College see www.whitman.edu. Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.

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    Fall 2017 Scholarship and Staff Development Program, Massachusetts Library Aid Association, Boston, MA

    The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the Fall 2017 term. MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in smaller Massachusetts public libraries. This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program; however we have worked in partnership with MLAA for more than seventy years.

    To be eligible for the MLAA Scholarship Program applicants must currently work (for a minimum of one year) in a Massachusetts Public Library in a community of 35,000 population or less and their annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

    There are two types of individual funding offered to prospective applicants currently employed in a Massachusetts public library. There is also a scholarship available for staff training. 

    • Scholarship Assistance (Individual):  Scholarships ranging from $350-500 may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to pursuing an MLS/MLIS degree. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three scholarships be made to an individual.


    Please Note: Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more.
     

    • Continuing Education Grant (Individual): Grants with a $400 maximum may be given to cover taking an online course, attending a workshop or program, or a conference who will in turn share this information with their library staff. Requests for individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using this application form. 

    • Staff Development for Libraries: Awards of up to $500 will be given to public libraries in Massachusetts communities of 35,000 population or less, who have identified a staff training or continuing education need and have developed a plan for meeting that need.  The subject of the proposed Staff Development plan may vary widely among libraries, but it should be one that improves and updates staff members' ability to conduct library operations and services, resulting in better service to library users. 

    Application forms are attached to this email.  Please email completed application to Amy Clayton, Administrative Assistant, LAD Unit, MBLC.amy.clayton@state.ma.us  Applications must be received on Friday, August 18, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

    Questions? Please contact Shelley Quezada, Consultant to the Underserved, at the MBLC by email at shelley.quezada@state.ma.us or call (617) 725-1860 ext. 235  You may also contact:  Kristi Chadwick, Mass. Library System (MLS)kristi@masslibsystem.org  or call 508.357.2121 x117.

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    Post-doc Position, L3i Laboratory, University of La Rochelle, France

    The L3i laboratory, University of La Rochelle - France, in the context of the CHIST-ERA SPIRIT project, has one open post-doc position in computer science, in the specific field of document image analysis and pattern recognition.

    Duration: 24 months
    Position available from:  October 1st, 2017
    Salary: 2100 € / month (net) 
    Place: in the L3i lab at La Rochelle, France
    Specialty: Computer Science / Image Processing / Document Analysis / Pattern Recognition

    Candidates must have a completed PhD and research experience in image processing and analysis or pattern recognition.

    Candidates should send a CV and a motivation letter to mickael.coustaty [at] univ-lr.fr and petra.gomez [at] univ-lr.fr before the 15th of August.

    More details available in the attached file, and/or available at this link: https://ao.univ-lr.fr/index.php/s/3ngixV00jJlTVTy

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    Library Assistant, Adult Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

    The work week is 15 hours. Initial schedule is Thursdays, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Fridays, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays, 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

    QUALIFICATIONS:   

    High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

    • Basic knowledge of library techniques, tools, concepts, and resources
    •  Comfortable with computers and technology, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the internet; Comfortable with or willing to learn use of tablets and e-readers
    • Exceptional customer services skills
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
    • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisor, library staff, and the public
    • Genuine interest in helping library patrons and providing excellent service
    • Punctuality and dependability
    • Resourcefulness   Tact   Patience   Initiative   Enthusiasm   Maturity  
    • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once
    • Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations
    • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers
    • Good knowledge of popular adult materials

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

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

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including branches as needed. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the Main Library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.

    DUTIES:

    Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, provides exceptional service at the Q&A desk and Information Commons, shelves and assists in the provision of quality public service.

    • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
    • Under supervision of the Manager of Adult Services, provides reference/ readers' advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means:
      • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
      • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
      • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
      • Participate in merchandizing the collection; shelves materials and shelf-reads as needed
    • Maintains the orderly function of the Information Commons, including communicating with the Manager of Adult Services and IT staff, enforcing the computer use policy, and basic computer troubleshooting
    • Maintains work area in an orderly manner
    • Works in other public service areas as needed
    • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager of Adult Services for the good of the department and the library

    SALARY: $22.30 per hour to $24.01 per hour in five steps

    DEADLINE: August 1, 2017 

    APPLY TO:              

    City of Cambridge

    Personnel Department, Room 309

    795 Massachusetts Avenue

    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

    Fax: 617-349-4312

    employment@cambridgema.gov

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    Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment, Colgate University Libraries, Hamilton, NY

    The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager. The individual serves as the campus copyright resource person and liaison to general counsel in matters of library copyright compliance. The incumbent leads the libraries' Assessment Committee and assessment activities. This includes oversight and, working in collaboration with library administrators and managers, coordination of library statistical data collection across all library departments that informs standard library and institutional surveys. This person provides significant support for the libraries' research and instruction services, serving as a liaison to academic departments, providing reference and research consultation services and teaching library information literacy instruction sessions. The department head supports the University Librarian in vetting new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: patron focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to inclusion.

    REQUIRED

    • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
    • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
    • Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.

    PREFERRED

    • At least five years post-graduate school experience in library public services
    • Two years of direct supervision of support and/or professional staff.
    • Experience with one or more aspects of borrowing services, e.g. circulation, reserves, resource sharing, ASRS and stacks maintenance.
    • Knowledge of and experience with copyright law in the academic setting.
    • Experience with library statistical standards, data, tools and assessment
    • Experience providing reference services
    • Experience with classroom instruction or training
    • Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
    • Experience with liaison work in academic libraries
    • Evidence of managing multiple projects or priorities
    • Experience working in an academic library.

    Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html. Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9340. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Candidates should address in their letter of application how they meet the required qualifications. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

    Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.

    Review of application materials will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

    It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

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    Librarian/Media Specialist, Spaulding Memorial School, Townsend, MA

    Job ID: 2822012 Application Deadline: July 26, 2017
    Posted: July 12, 2017 Starting Date: August 2017

    Elementary Library teacher for students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. 

    • Familiarity with Destiny Library Manager system (or similar system)
    • Familiarity with Massachusetts School Library Association Recommended Standards for PreK - Grade 12 Information Literacy Skills
    • Ability to collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists as a partner in the instructional process
    • Familiarity with Fountas and Pinnell book leveling system and how to support students and staff
    • Ability to foster a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
    • Ability to work with Parent Teacher Organization organizing and running yearly Book Fair, as well as, ability to work with parent and community volunteers on a regular basis to check in and shelf books.
    • Develop an assessment system to drive library instruction that supports Massachusetts learning standards and student needs.
    • Familiarity working with students with special needs in the areas of academics, social skills and health related needs
    • Foster a love of reading in students for both fiction and non-fiction selections

    Position Type: Full-time 
    Positions Available: 1

    Apply here.

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    Research Librarian, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

    Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Research Librarian is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of the library website, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library. 

    The primary duties of this Professional Staff year-round position include: providing curricular reference service; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop and teach information literacy sessions; creating LibGuides and research exercises; managing aspects of collection development; maintaining portions of the library website; collecting statistics, analyzing data and creating reports for the Library Director.

    Secondary duties include:  providing reference and circulation services; promoting the library, its services and collections to the Academy community; advising the Director in establishing, reevaluating and implementing policies and procedures and enforcing the general policies and procedures of the Academy and the library.

    The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session.  This position also works over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.  In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergencies to ensure essential services and service points are covered.

    The successful candidate will possess a MLS or equivalent  degree, 3-5 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting, considerable experience with library research, the ability to instruct and train students, faculty and community members at all skill levels, exceptional communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students and employees and to work independently within a team environment, strong computer skills, enthusiasm for change and the provision of innovative service, and an overall commitment to excellence. 

    Please visit www.deerfield.edu/jobs to apply online.

    Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

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    Cataloger, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

    The Minuteman Library Network is currently seeking an energetic and customer service focused individual for the position of Cataloger. If you are interested in applying please send cover letter and resume to Jeremy Goldstein, jgoldstein@minlib.net

    Closing date is July 28,2017

    Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Resource Management, performs original and copy cataloging for all formats of materials and provides related support to member libraries.  

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    • Performs original and copy cataloging in all formats in English and foreign languages, and reviews and edits records as needed.
    • Searches Bibliographic Utility (e.g., OCLC) for copy cataloging; performs basic editing of OCLC records; downloads records to match and overlay brief bibliographic records for on order and received materials in the Minuteman database.
    • Participates in database maintenance and quality control by correcting errors, merging duplicate records, and upgrading or overlaying temporary or short records into full MARC records.
    • Communicates regularly with member libraries by phone and e-mail to provide support, resolve cataloging problems, and explain policies and procedures.
    • Prepares reports and lists of records using the Integrated Library System.
    • Assists with the work of other Catalogers when the workflow of the department requires it.
    • Assists the Supervisor of Resource Management in coordinating Department workflow, writing policies and procedures for the department and libraries, and other projects as requested.
    • Serves on Network committees and task forces as needed.
    • Keeps up-to-date on national and local library developments related to cataloging and the Integrated Library System, through professional literature, workshops, conferences, and interaction with professional peers.
    • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
    • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

    None.

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

    Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution and one to three years experience in original and copy cataloging across a variety of formats, preferably in a traditional library setting.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging standards and formats.
    • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), preferably Sierra.
    • Experience using the OCLC cataloging interface (Connexion).
    • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, and other software necessary for assigned duties.
    • Ability to work independently and use professional judgment to solve problems.
    • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to collaborate with individuals and groups.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Basic reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages  a plus.
    • Familiarity with issues of consortia.

    Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

    Salary: $23.39 - $32.74  per hour.

    Benefits: health insurance, retirement plan and more. 

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    Access Services Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

    The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for a dynamichands-on, collaborative leader for the position of Access Services Librarian to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department. The Access Services Librarian supervises unit staff and provides operational management for all access services functions including circulation, course reservesinterlibrary loan, single point of service help desk and stacks management.

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    Native American Fellowship, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

    Announcing our new one year Native American Long-term Fellowship to begin mid-September 2017!

    The Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce a post-graduate curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beginning in mid-September 2017, this twelve month fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections and exhibitions of the Peabody Essex Museum. The Native American Fellow is fully integrated into the Exhibition Research and Publishing (ERP) team of PEM's Curatorial department with duties comparable to those of assistant curator. This position supports collection curators on exhibition planning, implementation, and other curatorial projects. ERP team members manage a portfolio of specific curatorial projects that require them to: develop exhibition proposals; research and implement exhibitions, publications, and interpretive materials; and research and/or facilitate collection-related projects. The position interfaces across many PEM departments, especially with Collection Services, Registration, Exhibition Planning, Interpretation, and Conservation, regarding the implementation of projects.

    Applications deadline is Friday, July 28, 2018. To access the full position description, application guidelines and application, please visit: http://www.pem.org/about/_employment/open_positions/

    Please contact Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné), Native American Fellowship Program Specialist, with any questions: by phone at 978-542-1894 (direct line) or by email at jennifer_himmelreich[at]pem.org

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    Call for Submissions: iConference 2018

    iConference 2018 is now accepting submissions. Details on the conference website at http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

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    Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIG USE Innovation Award

    We hope you will consider applying for the SIG USE Innovation Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize innovative human information behavior work of any formats including papers, videos, demos, and other works that are accepted by the ASIS&T conference. 
    The award winners will receive a Certificate and a check for $200 at the SIG USE symposium to be held at the upcoming ASIST Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
    The application package should include a cover letter and a copy of the work to be considered. Detailed information for application can be found from https://siguse.wordpress.com/innovationaward/
    Applications for the SIG USE EInnovation Award is due August 1, 2017 (Notice the extended due date!). Applications can be forwarded to both of the SIG USE Awards Co-Chairs: Sue Yeon Syn (syn@cua.edu) and Sanghee Oh (sangee.oh@cnu.ac.kr).  

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    School Library/Media Specialist, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

    Job Responsibilities

    • Develop and deliver lesson plans, all K-8 classes, for teaching information literacy skills, the information search process, and literature appreciation with knowledge of the Massachusetts State Frameworks
    • Build school and teacher capacity in order to enhance students' twenty-first century skills including information literacy, digital age literacy, inventive thinking, high productivity, and effective communication.
    • Foster a collaborative culture that promotes quality relationships, learning, creativity, innovation, and risk taking that improves student learning.
    • Promote the love of reading and exhibit a strong knowledge of literature appropriate to the school level.
    • Plan and lead school wide literacy activities.
    • Maintain a supportive and engaging environment, in the physical and virtual library.
    • Collaborate with and assist teachers and students to search out their informational needs, critically evaluate materials, and use technology to synthesize their findings into new knowledge.
    • Collaborate with teachers to provide resources and activities for course, unit and lesson integration.
    • Collaborate with the Technology Director and other appropriate personnel to deliver assistance to teachers in integrating technology into their classrooms.
    • Teach information literacy skills. Organize and manage the School collection of print and electronic resources to promote teacher and student learning.
    • Identify, plan and implement professional opportunities that address school-learning goals.
    • Model continuous learning, keep current, and model effective strategies and practices.
    • Actively participate in professional learning.
    • Perform administrative duties associated with the maintenance of the library collection and management.
    • Assist in the maintenance of the inventory of all the School audio-visual equipment.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Requirements:

    • Master's degree preferred.
    • Massachusetts license in Library/Media required.
    • Excellent instructional technology, oral and written communication skills.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bilingual (Spanish and/or Khmer) preferred.


    The LCCPS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40 or over), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

    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.

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    Head Children's Services Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

    Applications for the position of Head Children's Services Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees beginning June 6, hire date to be determined. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

    Step 1: 45,782

    Step 2: 46,982

    Step 3: 48,224

    Step 4: 50,526

    Step 5: 52,990

    Step 6: 54,802 

    Step 7: 57,874

    Step 8: 61,362

    Duties:

    • Interviews, trains, supervises and evaluates departmental personnel (staff and volunteers)
    • Oversees collection development for the Main Library's children's materials including: establishing priorities, administering budget, coordinating ordering and weeding, evaluating donations, and assessing mending needs
    • Provides reference and readers advisory materials and aids
    • Plans, promotes, conducts and oversees storytelling sessions and other programs and special events for children.
    • Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources
    • Serves as liaison with public and private schools
    • Coordinates contact with school, community groups and agencies to improve and extend library services for children
    • Coordinates children's programs and services with branch librarians Inputs or oversees the inputting of data into the OCLN database
    • Oversees and/or provides full range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves, and shelves library materials: issues library cards: processes overdue notices and reports
    • Coordinates, displays and exhibits for children at the Main Library and at designated outside exhibit areas
    • Maintains, in conjunction with the schedule maker, the weekly work schedule
    • Prepares reports as requested
    • Responds to mail, fax, and e-mail requests for information regarding children's services
    • Maintains circulation, program attendance, and financial record
    • Assists in the development of library policies and procedures
    • Assess budget and supply needs of the department
    • Participates in grant writing
    • Serves on professional and network committees
    • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
    • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Library Director and Library

    Director Qualifications:

    • MLS required, experience in a public service library position preferred
    • In-depth knowledge of children's literature required
    • Experience in collection development, reference, library promotion and outreach required
    • Technical skill searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
    • Successful experience as a supervisor preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills required
    • Ability to relate to children, parents, teachers and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness

    Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888.

    Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to:

    Paul Engle, Library Director,

    Brockton Public Library,

    304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301

    or by email: pengle@cobma.us.

    The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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    Director, World Awareness Children's Museum, Glens Falls, NY

    The Director will achieve the Museum's mission to "bring our diverse world to children" primarily through its interactive exhibitions, educational programs using its prestigious collections of children art from 80 countries and related educational objects. The Director will serve as principal community spokesperson, lead staff, manage museum operations, develop and execute Museum policies as directed by the Board of Trustees.

    Strong skills are required in development, fundraising, marketing, finance, administration, leadership, and vision. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience required in nonprofit management, museum studies, business, or related field.

    The full job description is posted on www.worldchildrensmuseum.org.

    Address cover letter with resume to Edward Fitzgerald, President, Board of Trustees and send to Karin Kilgore-Green at kgreen@jmzarchitects.com by August 4, 2017.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
    SALARY RANGE: $47,500 - 52,500

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    Senior Accountant, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant shares responsibility for managing the Museum's accounting system including general ledger, support and program revenue and receivables, accounts payable, cash management, and monthly journal entries. The Senior Accountant also serves as the primary lead for the payroll and timekeeping systems.

    For more info and to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/9131

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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    Executive Assistant to The President & Ceo, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

    American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seeks an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. The candidate will provide administrative support to the President and CEO and executive office.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Manages the President and CEO's calendars and schedules appointments, requiring interactions with donors, members of the board of trustees and staff on all levels and across all departments. Executes substantive projects and other duties as assigned by the President and CEO. Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds independently when possible. Organizes meetings and events by arranging schedules, facilitating the design and issuance of invitations and event information, arranging facilities and caterers, coordinating speakers and controlling event budget. Prepares agendas, notices, minutes and resolutions from NEHGS meetings and assists with the preparation of presentations for internal and external meetings, lectures and events. Composes confidential correspondence and reports. Prepares payment requests and organizes monthly expense reports of President and CEO. Creates, updates, and maintains database and spreadsheet files. Arranges complex and detailed travel plans and itineraries and compiles documents for travel-related meetings and events. Maintains confidentiality of all organizational, personnel and research matters. Works closely with fundraising and development teams.
    Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in nonprofit business environment. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Verbal and written communication skills. Event planning knowledge. Strong knowledge of computer/internet skills, such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook; experience with CRM platforms is required. Bachelor's degree.
    Email a compelling cover letter and a resume to mmajor@nehgs.org. No phone calls, please.
    Apply by: August 17, 2017
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
    SALARY RANGE: Competitive nonprofit salary and exceptional benefits package.

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    Senior Administrative & Project Assistant, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston, MA

    The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated assistant to support the day-to-day administrative and projects of the three Senior Staff members at the Foundation. The Foundation always has a variety of projects to handle in many areas, which keeps the work fast paced and ever changing.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • General administrative duties, which may include making travel arrangements for staff and program participants, preparing expense reports and gathering invoices, filing, meeting preparation and event arrangements
    • Preparing reports and gathering statistical data
    • Completing research on a variety of topics
    • Assistance with maintaining Foundation permanent records
    • Assistance with the administration of Human Resources
    • Assistance with the coordination and orchestration of the Awards programs
    • Assistance with the preparation of materials for Board Committee and Committee meetings (i.e. finance, audit, investment, technology, programs)
    • Assist with the management of benchmarks established
    • Ensure high-quality and timely production of all project deliverables
    • Coordination of projects including research, writing, events planning, meeting planning, and follow-up as needed
    • Manage deliverables and timeline with internal and external stakeholders
    • Assist in the definition of project scope and objections
    • Develop a detailed plan to monitor and track progress
    • Manage change to project scope, schedule and costs effectively
    • Assisting with implementation of various projects
    • Assisting with the planning of events related to JFK's Centennial in 2017
    • Support with Development activities as needed

    This position will be exposed to business issues, project management, and general office administration.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

    Posted on: 07/11/2017

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    Special Collections Catalog Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

    The John J. Burns Library is seeking a flexible and productive cataloging assistant to contribute highly accurate records to the library catalog. The incumbent will facilitate access to the Library's growing collections of more than 200,000 rare and modern printed volumes and extensive holdings of audio-visual materials, maps, and other graphical works on paper through the creation of copy and complex-copy MARC records in compliance with RDA and local best practices. The incumbent will also participate in backlog reduction and metadata remediation initiatives.

    The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and interested in providing access to special collections materials through the creation and maintenance of metadata. A bachelor's degree is preferred, and significant experience creating copy catalog records in an academic or special collections library is highly desirable. Experience or coursework in special collections librarianship, metadata creation and management or monographic cataloging is desirable.
    To apply, go to bc.edu/employment and apply online.
     

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    Special Collections Catalog Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

    The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a versatile Special Collections Cataloging Librarian to engage in the creation of robust, accurate metadata for a wide variety of printed and published materials in Burns Library. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing access and facilitating discovery to special collections materials in a variety of formats and languages. S/he will work collaboratively with the Head of Special Collections Technical Services and other cataloging staff to ensure that cataloging policy and metadata creation adheres to national and local best practices.

    The Special Collections Cataloging Librarian will create MARC21 catalog records for published materials across collecting areas, including early printed materials, graphics, audio/visual materials, maps, and archival collections. S/he will also assist with the development and implementation of initiatives to assess and enhance legacy metadata and supervise the work of one full time non-exempt cataloging assistant.

    Applicants should have at least two years of experience creating metadata in a special collections setting and at least one year of experience creating catalog records that adhere to the DCRM(B) cataloging standard. Proficiency in library management software such as OCLC and Alma is required. Experience in the application of additional DCRM manuals or cataloging of non-book formats is preferred. Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. A master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. 

    As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. 

    For information about the Boston College Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: 

    http://libguides.bc.edu/employment

    Must apply online

    www.bc.edu/jobs

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    Family Art Cart Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    2
    Saturdays or Sundays
    7
    11.00
    9/3/2017
    5/13/2018

    Supervisor: Alexandra Ford, Gallery Learning Coordinator (617-369-3320 or aford@mfa.org)

    Job details: The Gallery Learning section of the Education Department at the MFA is looking for an interested student to staff the Family Art Cart. The Family Art Cart is a program designed for children ages 4 and up. This rolling cart holds hands-on self-guided activities and Art Cards that are designed for children and adults to do together in the Museum galleries. The Assistant meets and greets families dropping in to the Cart and helps them select and check out a variety of activities to compliment their visit to the Museum. 

    Staff must have exceptional customer service skills and a willingness to learn about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Training is provided. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Give accurate information about activities, programs, and directions
    • Recommend and hand out activities

    • Set up and maintain the Cart
    • Organize families' information (ids and personal info)
    The cart operates weekends October through May, from 10 am-4 pm. This position requires a commitment to work Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-4:30 pm

    This position is an opportunity for students to work closely with the public, both adults and children, and to gain knowledge of the MFA. 

    Please email Alexandra Ford, Gallery Learning Coordinator with resume and cover letter. 
    aford@mfa.org

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    Fall Internships, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting. Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience necessary.
     
    Sample activities:
    • Gain research skills working on real-world questions.
    • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.
    • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files.  Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ. 
    • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases.  
    • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities. 
    We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in an MLS program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.
     
    To apply, please email resume and references to Roxie.Daneshvar@usdoj.gov and Bridget.gilhool@usdoj.govThe application deadline for Fall 2017 is Friday, July 28th, 2017.  No phone calls please.  Thank you.
     
    The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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    Library Assistant I, Circulation, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

    Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Circulation Department including check-in, check-out, and renewing materials on the telephone or in person; managing overdue materials; overseeing monthly newsletter. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults; interpreting and enforcing library policy. Other similar or related work as directed.

    Approximately 15 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

    Qualifications include: At least two (2) years' experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Prior library experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

    Full/Part Time: Part-Time

    Education:

    Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate's degree or higher preferred.

    Salary:

    $15.93/hr

    Closing Date: July 21, 2017

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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    Library Assistant I, Programming, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

    Duties include: Taking a leadership role in all aspects of programming and marketing including planning, marketing, and implementing programming for all ages. Expanding current program offerings to meet the changing needs of the community. Collaborating with local schools and other organizations to provide and raise awareness of library services. Other similar or related work as directed.

    Approximately 21 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

    Qualifications include: At least two (2) years' experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Three (3) years of library marketing and programming experience preferred. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check. Preference will be given to internal candidates.

    Full/Part Time: Part-Time

    Education:

    Minimum high school diploma or equivalent; associate's degree or higher preferred.

    Salary:

    $15.93/hr; pro-rated benefits, including insurance and paid leave

    Closing Date: July 21, 2017

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (edonnelly@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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    Research Librarian, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced research librarian, with experience or interest in business and corporate law preferred, to join our team. The Law School celebrates its bicentennial this year. As we enter the Library's third century we are aggressively participating in the evolution of access to information and library services.

    With 58 full-time staff and a collection of over 2 million items, the Harvard Law School Library is the largest academic law library in the world. More than our size, what makes us unique is our work developing and deploying services at the leading edge of librarianship. Our Research and Faculty Services teams include librarian liaisons, an empirical research team, and a robust document delivery se