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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

** Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone:  360-651-7000 
Fax:  360-651-7151
TTY:  800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

 

Library Associate, Library on Wheels

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 17231

Closing Date: June 2, 2019

Job Summary
This position is based in Library on Wheels and performs skilled para-professional support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions  

Selects library materials for customers, present children's programming; provide on-site assistance to customers and their activities directors in locating library materials.

Prepares materials for delivery.

Drives large outreach vehicles such as the Bookmobile, Cart Hauler and delivery vans to various outreach sites according to schedule.

Performs routine vehicle maintenance and arrange for regular maintenance and repair of outreach vehicles; conduct routine safety checks.

Assists customers in the use of library equipment and services. Troubleshoot equipment utilized in Outreach Services.

Develops and presents programming for preschool and school aged children; including program materials, story-time props and school presentations.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

 

Page (Whidbey Island Libraries) 

If you have submitted an application under the regular Page posting, you do not need to submit a second application here.

Location: Multiple Locations
Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 17059

Closing Date: May 19, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on Whidbey Island (Clinton LibraryCoupeville LibraryFreeland LibraryLangley LibraryOak Harbor Library).

When a candidate successfully completes the interviewing processes, they will receive an email notification and be placed in a hiring pool as a retained candidate and remain there until a Page position becomes available. It may be one or two months or even longer before a vacancy comes available at the library or libraries you indicated on your application.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on the library needs.

 
About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide effective and efficient library support services to include collecting and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas as well as shelving and retrieving materials.

Perform basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.

Assist in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean and orderly condition.

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

Assist with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.

 

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Japanese Cataloger/Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to Director of the East Asia Library, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for Japanese materials in all formats, including Japanese classic and rare books, historical maps and media materials. The position provides original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources and serials including electronic journals, e-books, and databases in the CJK languages; and maintains cataloging records received from vendors.

 

Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired library resources and timely resolves access issues. The Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding CJK cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian contributes to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for CJK language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Japanese Cataloger/EAL Serials & E-Resources Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and actively participates in public and user services.

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Japanese language material including rare books and special collections in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, including CEAL CJK cataloging best practices.
  • Performs original, enhancement and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources including e-books, e-journals and databases in the CJK languages.
  • Maintains vendor records received from outsourcing and other services.
  • Performs original and enhancement cataloging of serials in the CJK languages and serves as the resource person on copy cataloging of CJK serials.
  • Works closely with the supervisor of EAL Technical Services to coordinate with Cataloging and Metadata Services and serials operations of the main library on policies and practices regarding serials and e-resources cataloging and maintenance.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of CJK cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities.
  • Provides reference assistance to users of the Japanese collection in the absence of the Japanese Studies Librarian.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs other East Asia Library staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.

 

Rank

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view

 

Benefits

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

 

Salary

$52,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by October 1st, 2019, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2r, RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin Core.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging serials and electronic resources according to standards of CONSER: Cooperative Online Serials Program and BIBCO: Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of linked data principles and knowledge of library linked data initiatives.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Japanese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Reading knowledge in classic Japanese and demonstrated experience working with classic Japanese material.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued learning and services to the library profession such serving on national or local committees.

Preferred

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS.
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories.
  • Post-MLIS (or equivalent degree) professional experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation for Japanese language materials
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in one or more other East Asian languages, i.e. Chinese and/or Korean languages.

 

Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time throught the following link.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers and email addresses)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

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Library Director, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA is seeking a progressive, creative and energetic Library Director for a busy customer-oriented public library. The Morse is considered one of the jewels of the MetroWest Minuteman Library Network, and offers robust programming to the 33,000+ inhabitants of Natick. The library has a professional staff comprised of 55 full and part-time represented employees.

 

The candidate we seek will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school, and a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MBLC.  In addition, he/she must have a minimum of seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible public library experience including, five (5) or more years of supervisory experience. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are a must, along with collective bargaining, and strong budgetary management experience. 

 

Interested candidates are required to forward a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Town of Natick, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA. 01760 or by email to hr@natickma.org

 

Please use this link for more information: https://www.natickma.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=102&From=Library-102&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Library-Director-204

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Thesis Processor (Temporary), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, and in close collaboration with staff of the Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC), the Thesis Processor will process and check-in MIT paper theses. 

This includes preparing theses for the scanning unit, processing theses for transfer to off-site storage, and accessing and updating the thesis production database.  Additional responsibilities are required for digital copies of MIT theses. The Thesis Processor may be responsible for communicating with the MIT Community regarding theses to include policy-related inquiries, frequently asked questions, and monitoring related listservs or email lists.  The position will work collaboratively with staff from the Scanning Lab, Preservation Services, IASC, and MDCS.

The Thesis Processor could be assigned to other projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides an understanding of archives or library functions (post high school education can count toward experience).
  • Solid experience with MS Windows/Office computing environment, e-mail, and calendar systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and to exercise initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions, work under pressure, and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. 

Highly desirable

  • Strong technical skills including experience using database applications (particularly FileMaker Pro) and wikis. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system, DSpace; XML; metadata standards, including Dublin Core (DC).

Hours:

25 hours per week, Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. There is no flexibility in the number of hours but some in establishing schedule.

Hourly rate: $17 with no benefits

To Apply:

Interested parties may contact Jenn Morris, the Digital Imaging Manager for MIT Libraries, at j_morris@mit.edu. 

*This is a temporary position with a duration of at least six months and may be extended as necessary.  This temporary hire will be engaged through MITemps program, managed by our vendor partner, NextSource.   Incumbent will be subject to NextSource policies and procedures and eligible for limited benefits through the agency.

 

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Digitization Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a production- and service-oriented person to contribute to digital imaging activities for project scanning. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services and digital libraries, and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of Metadata and Digital Collection Services (MDCS) program.
 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, the Associate works collaboratively with staff within MDCS and across the Libraries, shares knowledge of digital imaging operations and applications, serves as a resource to staff, and, may coordinate the work of other staff. 
  • The Associate follows best practices for imaging based on the condition of the material and the desired output, while performing digitization of historical or rare documents, which require a high level of care, accuracy, and security.
  • The Associate utilizes multiple types of imaging software such as Capture One Pro, Quickscan and Silverfast, along with various types of equipment to digitize materials; ex. automatic document feeder, slide/flatbed or digital camera systems; as well as applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform advanced image processing.
  • The Associate performs post processing tasks such as cropping, embedding metadata and other tasks to prepare files for digital preservation in addition to Quality Control of both inhouse and outsourced projects, verifying that all requirements are met.
  • The Associate works with staff within and outside of MDCS to resolve complex problems, works with vendors to facilitate repairs, writes and maintains procedural documentation, and troubleshoots problems with software and hardware used within the unit.
  • The Associate works closely with their supervisor and other staff members to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities.
 
Qualifications
 
Required 
  • Two years direct/related experience; post high school education can count toward experience, which provides understanding of scanning, image correction
  • Technical experience with digital imaging equipment (especially digital cameras)  and related Windows-based and Mac OS software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro.
  • Interest and affinity for learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology.
  • Aptitude for accurate, detailed and quantitative work.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. 

 

Preferred 

  • Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, digital photography or image analysis and processing software. 
  • Experience in library, higher education and/or a customer service environment. 
  • Experience with Capture One Pro imaging software.
 
Hours: 35 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.
 
 
Hourly Rate and Benefits: $21/hour minimum; actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.
 
 
Application Process: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by May 20th, 2019; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.
 

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Serial Acquisitions Library Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.
 
As a member of the Serials Acquisitions unit within the Electronic Resources and Serials Section, under the supervision of the Manager for Serials Acquisitions, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing activities in support of the acquisition, receipt, and maintenance fo serials and e-resources acquired for the Harvard Library's collections
 
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Receipt of routine and some complex continuing resources in all formats, checking for accuracy and missing items
  • Triages incoming materials from other units within the libraries, directing them into appropriate workflows or to Collection Development staff, as appropriate
  • Processes serial orders, renewals, and memberships
  • Processes invoices in Alma for continuing resource materials received by the library
  • Sets up prediction patterns for appropriate titles in Alma
  • Works on resolution of routine and some complex order, receipt, invoice, bibliographic and holdings problems
  • Initiates routine claims and takes other corrective action for problem titles as needed, including correcting and updating records, entering notes in records as necessary
  • Creates, reviews and edits bibliographic, holdings and item record data for materials in all formats according to established guidelines
  • Serves as a source of information on established policies and procedures for library patrons and staff.
  • May contribute to or oversee special projects, including documentation and statistics
  • Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and implementation of new policies and procedures
  • Suggests innovations and generates ideas for improving workflows and creating efficiencies
  • Assists with developing training and procedural documentation for unit
  • May assist in hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing work to other staff or student workers.
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software 
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks
  • Competency in keyboarding 
  • Previous library or related work experience required
  • Reading knowledge of one Western European language required

 

Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Must have excellent organizational, written communication and analytical skills
  • Experience in library acquisitions or working with serial publications strongly preferred
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred 
  • Must have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have excellent English language communication skills
  • Familiarity with Western European languages desirable
  • Must be able to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to details
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation required 
  • Ability to work independently to perform complex tasks
  • Experience with automated library systems preferred
  • Library acquisitions and basic cataloging experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Commitment to be part of a continuous learning environment, updating skills as required to perform job duties

 

Additional Information

Physical Demands

  • Keyboarding for at least 6 hours a day may be required.
  • Employee must be able handle books and other library material, including moving and shifting these materials between workstations, shelves, book trucks and boxes.

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Research and Instruction Librarian I, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) in the Healey Library, the Reference and Instruction Librarian provides in-depth library research and instructional support at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  This entry level full-time position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support the nearly 17,000 students, and 1,100 faculty in the full range of library resources and services, on and off campus.

 

The successful candidate will be a creative, proactive and innovative individual who engages and collaborates with our unique and diverse campus community in working with the information resources needed for student success, teaching, and research.  The capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a user-centered environment is essential, along with some teaching experience and evidence of commitment to student success in an active learning environment.

 

The Reference and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the ROI team to reimagine and redesign library instruction sessions so that the focus is always on inquiry-guided active learning, student engagement, and student-centered pedagogy. This improvement process may happen in one-on-one meetings, team meetings to workshop upcoming library instruction sessions, or independently.  The incumbent actively participates in the creation of a library of reusable lesson plans, learning objects, and assessments, all built around programmatic information literacy goals, so that these transformative pedagogies and practices may be easily reworked and reused for many different teaching and learning situations.

 

The incumbent will possess demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge of the research process and familiarity with a wide range of educational technologies and productivity software; excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable organizational and time management skills.

 

The individual will explore new ways of engaging library users and will advocate and provide leadership and vision to improve awareness and reach out effectively to the college and campus community.

 

The successful candidate provides excellent customer service; provides reference and research support both in-person and through virtual reference initiatives; thinks critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions; is able to manage a complex workload, can prioritize tasks and complete work on time with minimum supervision.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and conducts in-person, online, synchronous, and asynchronous information literacy instruction sessions aligned with ACRL guidelines, standards, and frameworks, LEAP initiative and AAC&U VALUE rubrics
  • Develops integrated assessments for lesson plans and uses assessment data to inform continuous improvements in products and practice
  • Develops online and print research and instructional materials; lectures, workshops, web-based tutorials, and pre-recorded sessions; integrating educational technologies
  • Provides reference and research support virtually and in person
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to integrate information literacy instruction and assessments into UMB curricula
  • Provides reference coverage for network-based 24/7 real-time chat reference services, using such platforms as LibAnswers, a shared library reference email account, and other platforms or channels
  • Participates in outreach and programming to engage students, faculty, staff, and outside stakeholders
  • Advocates for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education
  • Collaborates with technology staff to develop innovative approaches to reference services and teaching
  • Communicates with distance education faculty and students to keep them abreast of changes in online library resources; ensuring that library services are optimized to meet the needs of remote users
  • Serves as library liaison to multiple college departments and programs, as assigned through the Healey Library Liaison Program
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting reference consultations and familiarity with academic research reference sources: databases, integrated library systems, and research tools.
  • Knowledgeable about and some experience with creating online learning objects, including tutorials, instructional materials and/or research guides.
  • Familiarity with the types of technology and online services currently in use in academic libraries. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and inclusively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  • Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student- centered environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends in academic library information systems and higher education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency with wide range of educational technologies and productivity software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of related academic library experience associated with information literacy instruction, reference, and research support
  • Experience with educational technologies and their applications in academic libraries

 

To Apply: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/500290/reference-and-instruction-librarian

 

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

 

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.

 

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Young Adult Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

The Ventress Memorial Library is looking for an independent, capable, and enthusiastic Young Adult Librarian to serve as a key player in the daily functioning of the library. The Young Adult Librarian will be responsible for creative programming for teens and tweens, young adult collection development, and assisting with reference and children's services. 

 

In addition to their role in young adult services, the Young Adult Librarian will also be the point person for Technology and Makerspace support. The Young Adult Librarian will train and supervise staff to assist patrons in the Makerspace (a new space located right next to our new teen space) while also maintaining the Makerspace area and equipment. While this position does not require candidates to be a technology expert, they do need to be invested in the learning process. 

 

This position will split public desk time between the Teen Area (20 hrs) and Adult Reference Desk (17.5 hrs). This position will be scheduled to accommodate teen programming primarily during after school hours and evenings, leading our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Dungeons and Dragons sessions, MakerLabs, bullet journaling club, and other activities driven by the interests of our enthusiastic TAG group. At times, the Young Adult Librarian may be required to assist or lead children's programs under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian. 

 

This position reports to both the Youth Services Librarian and the Assistant Director. The ideal candidate should be invested and engaged in the possibility of building the youth services department as a whole, as well as in collaborating heavily with community and school partners. 

 

Education and Experience: 

A Master's degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position, as is 1-2 years of library experience. Previous work with teens is also a must for this position. 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service.
  • Knowledge of trends in young adult literature, including genres, authors, and popular series. 
  • Knowledge of trends and teen interest levels in non-book formats, including movies, music, and video games. 
  • Knowledge and experience in teen programming and services. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community partners.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and alternating Friday/Saturdays. 

 

Starting Salary: 

$49,655 & benefits

 

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director, via email: cmarcoux@ocln.org 

Position is open until filled.

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a qualified applicant for the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian) at the Needham Free Public Library.  Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the Program Support Assistant II 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 year of professional experience (May consider MLS candidates)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers

 

Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

Work Schedule:

Monday:     5:30 PM to 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)

 

How to Apply:

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766 ) in any of the following ways:

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov
Fax:    781-455-0165
Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492

 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

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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Research Specialist, Isaacson, Miller, Boston, MA

Description

Isaacson, Miller (IM), the largest executive search firm dedicated to serving the leadership recruitment needs of the civic sector, seeks a Research Specialist to collaborate with Partners and frontline recruiters across the firm to identify talent and evaluate future leaders. 

 

In 2017 alone, the firm placed close to 300 executives at mission-driven organizations including leading colleges and universities, environmental organizations, foundations, human service agencies, research institutes, academic medical centers, economic development enterprises, arts and cultural institutions, and social justice and other national advocacy organizations. These institutions encourage the marketplace of ideas through research, teaching, and advocacy, inspire innovation, and arouse the charitable endeavors of private citizens. 

 

In the era of big data, Research Specialists must use keen intellect and fervent analysis to investigate deeply and efficiently. This position will serve a critical role in the search process, sourcing candidates online through in-depth research and conducting in-depth screening of public records information. This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to gain a thorough understanding of our nation's civic infrastructure and help recruit its next leaders.

 

The position requires a team-oriented approach, the ability to work with a range of people, an enthusiasm for finding and organizing information, and high attention to detail and standards. Someone who is self-motivated and intellectually curious will go far in this role. A Research Specialist works with the Partners, Associates, and Search Coordinators over the course of a search, providing research on the various fields, markets, and candidates. Research Specialists also work in their local offices and as part of the larger Research team on firm-wide research support initiatives and products. This position reports to the Senior Director of Search Services in the Boston office and works closely with the local office leadership. 

 

Research Specialist

The Research Specialist will be an intellectually curious, detail-oriented, and motivated individual with outstanding communication skills to provide consistently excellent research support to search teams. This individual will be a collaborative team member and engaged learner. 

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work as part of the search teams to lead initial research strategy discussions and provide targeted research to aid in the successful completion of the search, including carrying out discrete research tasks.
  • Support several search teams and searches simultaneously at various stages of the search, with research projects that include but are not limited to:
  • Institutional and market research: Provide background on the institution or field; generally done before the first meeting with the potential client
  • Networking and candidate research: Build lists of names or organizations and research similar past searches and candidate pools to support associates during networking, using online databases and IM's internal records and database
  • Oppositional candidate research: Research and organize oppositional research on candidates; done before later stage candidate presentations and interviews with the client, using news databases and Google 
  • Work with the Knowledge Management & Search Services staff across IM offices to collect and organize research in order to ensure centralized accessibility of all updated research materials for both current and future searches. 
  • Participate in research team meetings and projects; coordinate workload with other Research Specialists. Research Specialists will respond primarily to the research needs of searches in their home offices. They will draw on each other's and their manager's help when they reach capacity.

 

Requirements

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

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

Isaacson, Miller

Isaacson, Miller was founded in 1982, and from the beginning, it has been committed to strengthening and diversifying leadership in the civic sector. Staff members share a fundamental dedication to the missions of the firm's clients. 

 

Today, IM conducts searches nationwide and increasingly overseas, across the entire civic sector and across all the core functions of its client organizations. The firm has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth in recent years, and has expanded its staff to keep up with strong client demand. While most of its clients are nonprofits, IM works occasionally with public agencies and select for-profit companies, particularly those with ties to education and science, as well as some socially responsible corporations. The firm aspires to be the dominant provider or serious competitor in each of the major fields in the nonprofit sector. It has a presence in each segment, in some cases modest, in others substantial.

 

The firm has a commitment to diversity that has been at the heart of its mission since its earliest years, regarding diversity in all of its forms as critical to the strength and well-being of the civic sector. Inclusion of diverse voices enhances creativity, expands ways of learning and thinking, and challenges individuals to be open-minded. It is also a foundational element in building a just and equitable society. Beyond these stated values, IM is unusual among large search firms for its consistent and statistically significant track record of success in recruiting candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to key leadership positions throughout the country. Since its founding in 1982, 23 percent of the successful candidates in its searches have been people of color and 43 percent have been women. 

 

IM nurtures a culture of learning and experimentation in a context of warm collegiality, team spirit, shared values and mission commitment, and a sense of the whole being much greater than the sum of the parts. Employees across the firm are encouraged to contribute beyond specific practices or formal job titles; recent firm-wide initiatives have included a diversity group, website working group, marketing group, and a social committee. Indeed, corporate citizenship is frequently considered when evaluating staff for promotion within the firm.  

 

This dedication to mission and general esprit de corps attract a remarkably diverse and talented staff, many of whom have held senior leadership positions in universities and colleges, advocacy organizations, public sector agencies, and human services organizations. The Boston Globe has included IM in its list of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts. 

 

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Asst Professor/Associate Professor) in Information Science.  CIS provides one of the largest postgraduate programmes in Information and Library Studies in the UK, and is a member of the iSchools group, a coalition of the world's leading information schools.  Our SISRG (Strathclyde iSchool Research Group) research group is an interdisciplinary information science research group, investigating information behaviour, information engagement, information policy and interactive information retrieval.  In pursuit of a literate and informed society, much of our work is societal in nature and holistic in perspective, investigating human information need and use, and informing the design and delivery of public information systems and services.

 

We seek to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and administrative activities of the school in the MSc and PhD programs. The successful applicant will have primary research interests and expertise in information and library studies.  The appointee will be expected to teach on the Department's MSc Information and Library Studies and to work closely with our Information Seeking Behaviour research group (a sub-group within our SISRG).  We particularly encourage applicants with practical library experience.

 

Candidates for Lecturer level will demonstrate significant promise in their research discipline with a record of achievement in their career to date.  Candidates for Senior Lecturer level will already have a track record of scholarship and teaching experience. They will have ambitious academic goals and an understanding of how to bring in the grant income required to fund those goals.

 

An appointment will be made at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer dependent on the skills and experience of the candidate. Please indicate which position you wish to be considered for.

 

Research Starter Grant

The Faculty of Science offers a Research Starter Grant to all new full-time, non-professorial, academic staff within the Faculty. The grant may be used for any purpose that assists staff to establish their Strathclyde research career and to assist in attracting additional funding for research from external sources. Any grant awarded will be to a maximum of £10,000, and the planned expenditure of the award is normally for a period of 18 months.


Formal interviews for this post will be held week commencing 10/06/2019. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Ian Ruthven or Dr Diane Pennington, ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk, diane.pennington@strath.ac.uk, (+44 141 548 3704, +44 141 548 3900). 

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Programming & Collection Development Librarian, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

The Town of Longmeadow is seeking a full-time, energetic and experienced professional librarian to manage a range of information, programming, and collection development services at Storrs Library. Storrs Library, located on the historic Town Green in Longmeadow, MA, boasts widespread community support.

 

The Programming & Collection Development Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory services, program development (including marketing and implementation), overall responsibility of collection development, technology support, supervision of staff and volunteers, and actively coordinates outreach programs, including the Storrs Library BookBike.

 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging trends in collection development, community programming, ILS systems such as Evergreen, social media applications, and most importantly a commitment to exemplary patron service.

 

The schedule is 36.25 hours per week and includes some evenings and a rotating Saturday shift.

 

Essential qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, 3 years' public library experience, and excellent planning & communications skills. Salary Range $49,680 - $51,889 DOQ/DOE.

 

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: Erica Gelinas, Human Resource Manager, 735 Longmeadow St., Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or egelinas@longmeadow.org. Position open until filled. 

 

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.  

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Call for Papers: 21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2019)

21st International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2019)

Digital Libraries at Cross-Roads of Digital Information for the Future

 - Connecting Data, Technologies and People in Different Domains -

November 4 - 7, 2019

Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

In collaboration with Asia-Pacific Chapter of iSchools, Asia-Pacific Chapter of ASIS&T

URL: http://icadl2019.org/

Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019

 

ICADL, which started in Hong Kong in 1998 and traveled many countries in the Asia-Pacific, is known as a major digital library conference. Along with JCDL and TPDL, ICADL will be held in Malacca, the historic city of Malaysia from November 5 to 7, 2019. Many emerging research areas such as Social Informatics, Digital Humanities, Open Sciences originated from digital library research over the past decades. ICADL 2019 is planned as a forum for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss together across domains for innovative digital information environment for the future. An important feature of ICADL is the diversity of the Asia-Pacific region in many aspects - language, culture, social systems, development levels, etc. This diversity will bring new ideas and thoughts to the participants.

 

ICADL 2019 will be co-located with the 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP 2019; http://aliep2019.org/). ICADL and A-LIEP share some common research interests, for example, research data in various domains such as STEM, health information, humanities and social sciences, from different perspectives such as data analytics and research data management. Annual meeting of Asia-Pacific chapter of iSchools (AP-iSchools; https://ischools.org/) will be also co-located with ICADL. ICADL 2019 will provide an excellent international forum to meet people with different backgrounds but common research interests in digital information for the future.

 

Proceedings of ICADL 2019 will be published by Springer as a LNCS, which is indexed by Scopus.

 

Important Dates

  • Papers, Posters/Demos, Panel Proposals Submission: June 7, 2019
  • Workshops and Tutorials Submission, June 30, 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium Proposals Submission: July 28, 2019 (tentative)
  • Acceptance Notification (Papers, Posters/Demos, Panels,Tutorials,Workshops): July 21, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification (Doctoral Consortium): August 11, 2019 (tentative)
  • Camera Ready Copy (Papers, Posters/Demos): August 10, 2019
  • Early bird Registration Date: September 28, 2019 (tentative)
  • Conference: November 4-7, 2019

 

Topics

We invite submissions on diverse topics related to digital libraries and related fields including (but not limited to):

  • Information Technologies for Digital Libraries
    • Information retrieval and access
    • Data mining and extraction
    • IoT and digital libraries
    • AI for digital libraries
    • Semantic Web, linked data and metadata technologies
    • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems
    • Applications and quality assurance of digital libraries
    • Research data and open access
    • Visualization, user interface and user experience
    • Social networking and collaborative interfaces in digital libraries
    • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
    • Performance evaluation
  • Social Informatics and Socio-technological Issues in Digital Libraries
    • Data analytics for social networks
    • Socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
    • Memory organizations in the digital space
    • Sustainability of digital libraries
    • Digital libraries for learning, collaboration and organization in the networked environment
    • Societal and cultural issues in knowledge, information and data
    • Intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
    • Intellectual property issues
    • Policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
  • Cultural Information and Digital Humanities in Digital Libraries
    • Community Informatics
    • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
    • Collection development and discovery
    • Digital cultural memory initiatives
    • Digital preservation and digital curation
    • Digital library/digital archive infrastructures
    • Digital library education and digital literacy
    • Higher education uses of digital collections
    • Research data infrastructures, management and use
    • Information policies
    • Participatory cultural heritage


Formatting & Submission Lengths

All submissions have to be in English as PDF files. Papers except DC papers should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). DC consortium papers, Workshop and Tutorial proposals and Panel proposals should be formatted in A4 size. All papers and proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2019 ). The page limits for different submission types are as follows:

 

  • Full papers: 12p + references
    • Short papers: 6p + references
    • Poster/demo papers: 4p
    • DC consortium papers: tba
    • Workshop/tutorial proposals: 4p  
    • Panel proposals: 2p

 

See Call for Proposals of Workshops and Tutorials for detailed instructions below.

 

Panel proposals should include corresponding organizer(s), panelists and panel descriptions.

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers is in preparation.

 

Inclusion of papers in the program proceedings is conditional upon registration of at least one author per paper. Full and short papers will be allocated time in the conference program for oral presentations, while posters/demos will have a slot in a 1-minute madness session plus a board and stand for presentations during a specific Posters/Demos session.

 

Workshop organizers are provided with logistic support by the conference organization, and are expected to independently manage all aspects of the workshop program, including calls, invitations and any special requirements.


A Best Paper and Best Student awards will be designated by the Program Committee.

 

Workshops/Tutorials Proposals

We cordially invite researchers and professionals of the digital library community to submit a proposal for a workshop or tutorial. A workshop is intended to bring together groups interested in well-established or emerging topics, while a tutorial is more instructional, aimed at educating or informing members of the digital library community who are unfamiliar with a relevant set of technologies or concepts.

Workshops are usually more interactive, and proposers are free to decide how to structure and design them. Tutorials offer in-depth education on a well-established or "cutting-edge" topic relevant to research or practice in digital libraries, preferably addressing a specific topic associated with the conference theme. Each workshop/tutorial proposal should be planned as either a half-day or a full day, to a level that attendees will have sufficient knowledge to follow and further pursue the material beyond the tutorial or workshop.

Proposals must detail the subject, scope, program strand and intended content. Acceptance will be based on the merits of the proposal and the requirements for its organization. Each proposal should be no more than 4 pages and include the following information:

  • Workshop/Tutorial title: Give the workshop or tutorial a name, be as precise as possible.
  • Type: Indicate if this is a workshop or a tutorial
  • Presenter(s)/Instructor(s): Indicate the name, professional title, affiliation, contact details and expertise of each speaker (no more than three sentences per speaker).
  • Conference Theme Addressed: Please note how this workshop or tutorial aligns with the Conference theme(s).
  • Description: Provide a detailed description of the workshop/tutorial, including a proposed agenda outline and content to be covered.
  • Format: A description of the planned format and duration (half (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours))
  • Goals/learning objectives:  List 3 of the central goals of the workshop/tutorial (e.g., improve knowledge about the xy domain, show the new technical possibilities for accessing data, search for solutions through discussion and sharing of experiences, roundtable discussion on a topic of interest.)
  • Target audience: Indicate the target audience for the workshop (e.g., librarians, technologists, researchers, audio technicians, documentarists, management, archivists, etc.)
  • Conditions/required knowledge: Indicate knowledge/minimal requirements (if applicable) needed to attend the workshop. Please also indicate any software/hardware that participants are required to bring.

 

The organizers of accepted workshops/tutorials are required to be responsible for publicizing and recruiting attendees for the workshop or tutorial. All proposals are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page.

 

Conference Committee

Conference Co-Chairs (International Forum 2019):

  • Sohami Zakaria (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
  • Shigeo Sugimoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
  • Christopher Khoo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Program Committee co-chairs:

  • Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Akira Maeda (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • Sueyeon Syn (Catholic University of America, United States of America)

Workshop and Tutorial co-chairs:

  • Hao-ren Ke (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Natalie Pang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Posters and Work-in-Progress Papers chair:

  • Unmil Karadkar (University of Texas Austin, United States of America)

Publication chair: 

  • Diljit Singh (Independent)

 

Doctoral Consortium committee:

  • Xiaoguang Wang (Wuhan University, China) 
  • Emi Ishita (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Songphan Choemprayong (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Miguel Nunes (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
  • Joon Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5.14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined. Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.

 

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

 

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

 

Location: During renovation of the Schlesinger Library (through summer 2019), we are located in Fay House, Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. [Map]

 

Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, the Reading Room Assistants support the work of the Department. The Assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve requested materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site material; and assist Research Librarians and Archivists with projects as needed.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Reliable and able to commit to a set weekly schedule including Saturday coverage.
  • Professional and courteous approach to working with a wide range of researchers and staff.
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance priorities.
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred:

  • Interest in women's studies
  • Reading Room, Reference Desk, or other Special Collections experience

 

Salary: $14.50/hour

 

Start date: Mid-June or July 2019

 

To Apply:

Application deadline: June 3, 2019

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian

jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Summer Student Intern, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate for a part-time or full-time position over the summer to assist in our study of nutrition in type 1 diabetes. Here at Joslin Diabetes Center, the student will have the opportunity to be a part of a research project team, as well as interact with foremost researchers in the Diabetes field.  Their contributions may eventually help advance insights into preventing complications in type 1 diabetes, and they may be part of the authorship when the project culminates in publications. 

 

Summer Student Responsibilities

  • Sort through and organize Food Frequency Questionnaires that have been collected for about 600 study participants.
  • Data entry of hard copy questionnaires into our database.
  • If the above is completed, and depending on time and interest, the student can participate in literature search, data management and analysis. 

 

Summer Student Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent; must be enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 

 

If interested, please send your resume to Hetal Shah, hetal.shah@joslin.harvard.edu

 

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will strengthen the discovery of the Libraries' collections by creating original MARC metadata records following RDA and AACR2 standards, as well as other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS). The candidate will implement and assist in the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for the Libraries' current and future systems including ExLibris' Alma/Primo, Islandora, and other content management systems. An initial focus for this position will be a collaborative effort to improve and revise migrated data. The incumbent also assists the Electronic Resources Management Librarian in support for e-resource discovery and access.

 

Essential Responsibilities

Cataloging:  Performs original and copy cataloging for a variety of material types; Evaluates and upgrades minimal level bibliographic records; Corrects data errors in bibliographic, holding, and item records; Contributes to authority control and classification

Bibliographic Metadata Management: Collaborates with colleagues to support the use of Alma functionality for metadata management; Participates in TriCollege projects for metadata creation and enrichment; In consultation with Electronic Resources Management Librarian, creates and manages import profiles

Metadata Creation and Support for Local Digital Collections: Coordinates with Special Collections colleagues to develop appropriate non-MARC metadata for items in the library digital collections;  Streamlines processes for metadata cleanup and provides support for metadata transformation

 

Additional Responsibilities 

Evaluates content of e-resource packages to determine completeness in order to ensure patrons have full access to licensed content; Collaborates and liaises with colleagues throughout the Libraries as well as those in the TriCollege consortium; Serves as a member of relevant Library and TriCollege committees and working groups for the Libraries as appropriate; Contributes to the overall goals of the Libraries, demonstrating flexibility and accommodation to shifting priorities

Required Qualifications 

  • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent degree; Two or more years of experience working with metadata in an academic or research library
  • Knowledge of, and experience applying, cataloging standards such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, and LCSH, Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER)
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and an integrated library system
  • Ability to be agile, adaptive, and to think critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions
  • Strong service orientation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with the ExLibris' Alma/Primo library system;
  • Experience working with regular expressions, Perl or Python;
  • Knowledge of system and metadata interoperability;
  • Experience with MarcEdit

 

To Apply

This is a Full-time position that offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  This position is a exempt salary grade 08. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


Applications close: 26 Jun 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

 

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

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Multiple Positions, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Library Specialist - Children and Young Adult Consultant

Recruitment #190508-5406AR-001, apply by May 24

Division of Library Development, Middletown, CT

The Children and Young Adult Consultant is responsible for providing leadership and consulting services in the area of children's and young adult services; identifies, plans and implements resource development and programming to a diverse library community and works with the Division team to foster a community service environment that harnesses technology creatively to deliver information, resources and services.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190508&R2=5406AR&R3=001



Librarian 2 - Electronic Records Analyst

Recruitment #190503-5395AR-001, apply by June 4

Office of the Public Records Administrator, Hartford, CT

This position will be responsible for performing complex professional records management duties to support the State of Connecticut's Records Management Program for executive branch state agencies, municipalities, and other political subdivisions of the state.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190503&R2=5395AR&R3=001



Librarian 2 - Electronic Resources Librarian

Recruitment #190509-5395AR-001, apply by June 13

Collection Services Unit, Hartford, CT

In this position, as Electronic Resources Librarian, you will manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources on subscription at the State Library, including database trials, acquisition, activation, authentication, discovery, administration and evaluation.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190509&R2=5395AR&R3=001

 

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Research Librarian I, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining Services

Location: Washington, D.C.

Grade:  United Staff Union -- Grade 8

Salary:  Starts at $72,447 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.

Benefits: List of benefits

 

Duties, Requirements and Desired Qualifications

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center. 

 

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection. 
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs. 
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned. 

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

 

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors' needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME's mission.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

 

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

 

Benefits and Union Membership

Benefits:

  • Full employer-paid health insurance for employee and family, including major medical, hospitalization, prescription drugs, vision, dental and orthodontia
  • Health insurance for domestic partners
  • Paid short term disability
  • Paid long term disability
  • Defined benefit pension plan (jointly paid)
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Full employer-paid life insurance and accidental death benefits
  • 3 weeks earned vacation per year
  • 12 days earned sick leave per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  •  Holiday release between Christmas and New Year's Day with pay
  • Tuition assistance reimbursement plan
  • Dependent care assistance plan (flexible spending account)

 

Union Membership:

Employees filling a United Staff Union bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues.

 

To view this posting, go to: https://afscmestaff.org/librarian_job

 

To be considered

Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before June 28, 2019.

 

 

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Curator, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Concord Free Public Library is seeking a vibrant team member with strong customer service & communications skills to provide public access to Special Collections including materials, art and objects owned by the Library Corporation.  

This is a unique opportunity to manage the most comprehensive archive of primary and secondary source material related to Concord history, life, landscape, literature, people, and influence from 1625 to the present day.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises Special Collections staff and manages operations, programming & outreach to support Special Collections including:  
    • Mounting exhibitions,
    • Developing & displaying collections,
    • Donor relations,
    • Preparation of descriptive tools affording access to materials within collections,
    • Providing reference and related services.  

 

Qualifications

Requires equivalent to MLS & 5-7 years of experience in special collections or archives, including supervisory experience.  

An advanced degree in American literature or early American history is highly desired.  Familiarity with library technologies related to metadata and digitization is also desired.  

Evidence of scholarship related to special collections and archives and a commitment to continued scholarly and professional activities.

 

Hiring pay range: $65,288 - $81,886

 

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

For more information and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025.  EOE

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Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, Prospect Public Library, Prospect, CT

This position reports to the Library Director and: is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children's Department including outreach programs in the community for children and young adults; will act in a leadership capacity in collaboration with the Director and assumes full responsibility for supervision of the Library in the absence of the Director.

 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian also include:

  • Assisting with reference services for library patrons,
  • Supervising library pages and volunteers
  • Ordering and processing of children's library materials
  • Compiling library statistics
  • Writing publicity for library events
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library databases and with computer problems
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the Director

 

Candidate must have experience working with children's library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed.

 

A high level of computer expertise, experience with online circulation systems and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience are required. Experience working with a library website and social media would be beneficial.

 

Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Salary Range is $47,713 to $49,025 per year with medical and vacation benefits.

 

Position open until filled.

 

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

 

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Music Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University supports teaching, learning, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering. Through the provision of collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments, Tisch Library plays a critical role in advancing the mission of the University.

Reporting to the Director of Tisch Library, the Music Librarian manages a branch facility staffed with one full-time paraprofessional and a corps of student workers. Lilly Library supports a Music Department faculty of 8 tenure-stream members, one Research Professor, one Professor of the Practice, 5 Full-time Lecturers, 15 Part-time Lecturers, and over 40 private lesson Instructors. As the manager of the Lilly Music Library, the Music Librarian is an integrated and embedded liaison to the Music Department and to the larger musical community at Tufts University.

 

The Music Department has experienced a strong period of growth and new achievement since the opening of the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center in 2007, leading to the establishment of a new undergraduate major in Music, Sound, and Culture in 2018. The strong relationship of the library to the department's programs, and the relationship of the librarian to the department's faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, have been critical elements in this growth and achievement. The Lilly Music Library is located in the Granoff Center, adjacent to the Aidekman Arts Complex, on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

The Music Department encourages rich modes of interplay between scholarly specialties, composition, and performance, crossing boundaries and combining the curricular pillars of composition, ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, and technology. The Librarian is responsible for reflecting the diversity of the department's offerings when developing the collections in Lilly, and supporting research and instruction in music. A special collection in music enriches both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum with primary sources. The Music Librarian works closely with colleagues across Tisch Library to insure smooth delivery of services and materials.

 

The Music Librarian contributes to the collaborative leadership of the Tufts Libraries through Team and Working Group participation. Librarians at Tufts may engage in research, creative activity, and scholarship, and provide service to the University.

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years' experience, or more, in an academic setting.
  • Educational experience or background in the performing arts, particularly music.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in teaching information literacy skills and behaviors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection development experience in music.
  • Advanced degree in a musical field.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibility.

 

Link to further information and online application portal: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001387&lang=en

 

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Cataloging Intern, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid volunteer internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of print monographs and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials, the majority of which will be Massachusetts state government publications.  

 

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the end of the summer, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station.

During the internship you will: 

  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged

 

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

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@mass.gov

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Library Aide (Per Diem), Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Supervisor: Librarian on Duty


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Circulation Desk: Staffing the circulation desk is your primary duty. This includes all circulation activities, such as checking books in and out, registering new patrons, answering reference questions, answering the phone, examining the physical condition of returned library materials, shelving returned materials, collecting fees for copies, fines, prints and faxes, and scanning/faxing documents as requested.
  • Additional jobs: From time to time you may be requested to help with shelf reading, technology troubleshooting (public access computers), general office assistance, facilitating library programs, and other tasks as requested by the librarian on duty.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be comfortable typing and feel confident in your general use of computers
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, and have at least introductory knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in using the internet to search for information
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and library staff
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records, and safeguard the privacy of library patrons
  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet to place them on book cart
  • Willingness and ability to learn about evolving library materials, services, and technology
  • Ability to work independently


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old, friendly, reliable and flexible.
  • Must be able to learn basic library skills and follow directions.
  • Prior library or teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Love of literature and the arts is also a definite plus.
  • Any successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check before commencing work.


Salary: $9.50 - $10.50 per hour


Schedule:

There is no set schedule for this position, as it is a per diem position.

Hours are awarded as available, and as needed to cover shifts to maintain adequate library coverage. Shifts which are most commonly available on a per diem basis are:

Saturday: 9:00 - 2:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Weekday hours during the summer to facilitate the Summer Reading program.


Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

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Digital Projects Assistant, Wolfbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is seeking a Digital Projects Assistant. The successful applicant will support research and outreach activities associated with the development of an open metadata schema for small satellite missions and the installation of satellite ground stations at public libraries. Find out more about this project here


The Digital Projects Assistant position is a Less-than-Half Time appointment with a flexible schedule. This position is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and reports to the CfA's Head Librarian.


The Digital Projects Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Documenting research and outreach activities.
  • Documenting stakeholder feedback provided throughout the iterative development of the metadata schema and installation of ground stations.
  • Assisting with background research on existing tools and technologies that could be incorporated into the metadata schema.
  • Assisting with crosswalks associated with the schema development process.


Application materials:

  • Resume
  • A letter describing why you are interested in this position and what you would bring to the project


Please send application materials to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu


Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2019.


Harvard University is 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA, seeks applications for the part-time position of Reference Librarian. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude in website management, excellence in customer service, and bring innovative programming to improve the experience for all users of the Morse Institute Library.


As a member of the Reference Team, this individual reports to the Supervisor of Reference Services and regularly works with Library Administration. The candidate should demonstrate excellence in customer service, with a working knowledge in all areas of reference, web and social media, services to adults and teens, technology, and online resources used by library patrons and staff, including 3D printers. The ideal candidate will have an interest in presenting maker programming to our adult community.


Expected schedule is Monday & Tuesday 5-9pm, Wednesday 9-2pm, and every other Saturday 9-5pm, with some flexibility.


Qualifications:

Requires a Master Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution.


Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a public library preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work well in a team environment with excellent interpersonal skills.


Closing Date: First review begins on May 13, 2019, remains open until filled. 


Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dorothy Blondiet, Human Resources Director, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, or email hr@natickma.org


The Morse Institute Library is the public library for Natick, MA, and is governed by a progressive Board of Trustees that is committed to public service, intellectual freedom, diversity, emerging technologies, growth, and innovation. The library, having a long tradition of being customer service oriented, is embraced by the community it serves


The Town of Natick is EEO/AA Employer.

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(2) Branch Library Managers, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for two Branch Library Manager positions. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue.

 

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Excellent customer service orientation is needed for all jobs, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language). Get to know more about living and working in Springfield here and here.

 

Are you our next Library Branch Manager?

Two Branch Manager positions are available. One manages our Forest Park and East Forest Park branches, and the other manages the Indian Orchard and Brightwood branches, with responsibility for all branch functions. Each branch is a hub for its unique neighborhood.

 

Our historic Forest Park Branch is across the street from a middle school and steps away from a gorgeous, public park designed by Frederick Olmsted's firm. East Forest Park Branch is currently located in a strip mall, but a brand-new library will open later this year.

 

Brightwood Branch Library is co-located with a middle school and is home to dynamic outreach services to local schools, senior centers, parks, and child care settings. Staff hit the streets on the BiblioBike on beautiful days! And the Indian Orchard Branch Library is currently implementing a federal grant designed to alleviate isolation among our seniors, through genealogy classes, coffee hours, topical talks and lectures, transportation assistance, and polka parties.

 

Our next Branch Managers will have the following duties:

  • Management of personnel, services, and operations of assigned branches.
  • Development and maintenance of collections; development of programs and services
  • Planning of branch goals and objectives; and other similar duties. 
  • Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment and decision in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. 

Supervision is exercised over other employees including supervisors, clerks, librarians, and pages.

 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

The preferred candidate will have five years of progressive professional library experience including some experience in library administration supervising or managing staff.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $62,233.20. The closing date for this position is Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Collection Development Librarian / Assistant or Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Howe Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and highly motivated Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership in transforming collection services within the Libraries.  A fundamental responsibility of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with appropriate information resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with subject liaisons at Howe Library and librarians at Dana Medical Library and Silver Special Collections Library/University Archives.

 

The successful candidate will know the range of scholarly content available in electronic and print formats while also focusing on discovery and access beyond ownership: open access initiatives, institutional repositories and data mining initiatives.  Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and standard criteria for measuring resource use and impact is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library's collections to multiple constituencies in academic departments, professional schools and academic medical centers.  The Collection Development Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of transition to a new collections model that focuses on interdisciplinary research and incorporates the expertise of subject librarians and faculty.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats.
  • Oversees user focused collections including patron driven and evidence based acquisitions.
  • Performs collection analysis to determine effectiveness in meeting campus community needs. 
  • Coordinates activities of the Collections Team to implement collection development strategies and prioritize resource requests and renewals.
  • Leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, nonprint, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
  • Manages the approval plan.
  • Manages staffing resources in coordination with the E-Resources/Acquisitions Librarian.
  • Collaborates with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and schools to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable.
  • May serve as a liaison to subject areas, if assigned.
  • Engages in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in project management: selection, analysis, and disposition of materials or other collection-related project management experience
  • Experience with approval plans, such as patron driven or evidence based acquisitions
  • Demonstrated expertise with collection analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of collection management, the publishing industry, licensing and copyright issues, digital rights management, digital preservation;
  • Knowledge of link resolvers and experience with discovery systems;
  • Professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors, consortia, and publishers.

 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/

 

Salary and Application Information:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $59,321. Minimum salary for Associate Library Professor is $71,184. Appointment at the Associate level requires prior experience in managing collections operations as demonstrated through increasingly responsible levels of appointment and a continuing record of scholarship and service consistent with UVM Libraries' criteria. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

 

To Apply

Please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1317PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Programs & Community Outreach Librarian, Boston Public Library - East Boston Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview:

Performs any and all phases of work in support of neighborhood programming and outreach services in library and non-library locations.

Reports to: Branch Librarian or ranking staff member   

Supervises: As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with day to day operations at the branch including programming at the branch and at off-site locations. 
  • Initiates, develops, plans, and implements the Library's programs of services to adults, young adults, and children as assigned through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory, outreach and programs at the branch and at off-site locations.
  • Works with administrators and staff at the branch to develop, deploy and support outreach services for all ages and to identify service populations in the neighborhood.
  • Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring high-quality programming and services out into the community. Offers library services and programs at non-library locations.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external partners. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs. Facilitates payment for performers and presenters and manages program funds as assigned.
  • Provides professional staff support for outreach events at BPL locations and/or locations throughout the neighborhood.
  • Works with administration and branch staff to evaluate outreach services.
  • Provides instruction to patrons in the use of technology and library resources.
  • Responsible for the development of assigned book collections and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  • Recommends and/or plans changes in service or new services.
  • Assists in training professional and nonprofessional staff.
  • Works on public service desks as assigned.
  • Assumes responsibility for administering program funds, as assigned.
  • As assigned, represents the Library at local and national conferences.
  • Makes oral and written reports and presentations on activities at the branch and other non-library locations.
  • Actively participates in system wide committees, training, and other professional activities.
  • Represents the Library on city-wide and state-wide committees, as assigned.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned

 

Competencies:

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.
  • Ability to execute library policy.
  • Ability to plan programs in collaboration and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision-making skills.
  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P2   Hours per week: 35

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in public programming.
  • Experience - Significant experience with youth and adult programming. Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and adult services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.
  • Requirements -Some evening and weekend hours consistent with branch hours. Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.

Spanish language skills would be a plus.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Full/Part Time:  Full Time

Education:  MLS/Masters

Salary:  $58,496.89 - $76,432.25 in seven steps

 

How to Apply:

Apply through the City of Boston website: https://bit.ly/2H4Q8ld    

Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

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Library Director, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community minded leader to serve as its new Director. Join us for the next chapter!  The Keene Public Library renovation is almost complete with the main Library building now connected to its renovated annex.   This additional space will soon become the technological and creative center for the Library - and, by extension, for the community.

 

With additional space, patrons and community members will find a Maker space, several new technologically-advanced meeting areas, and performance spaces, as well as updated core systems in both buildings, using green technologies and efficiencies where possible. Upon completion, the Keene Public Library will meet our community's near and future needs, transforming into a model library for the twenty-first century: a center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, allowing the Library to thrive as the community's intellectual and social center.  

 

The Library will offer programs and learning opportunities for all ages, as well as initiatives like the new STEM learning program.  The STEM program will provide play-based learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for children age 2 to 6 and their families.  This program is made possible through a multi-year, nearly $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We hope you'll agree- it's an exciting time to join the Keene Public Library!

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university, and will have at least five to seven years of public library management experience, with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.   He/she will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have demonstrated experience working with Boards and City government. 

Requirements: 

  • Experience to include all aspects of library operations:
    • Budgeting
    • Financial and library reporting
    • Hiring practices
    • Staff management and development
    • Effective team building.
  • Must be committed to providing exceptional public service.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, city officials, working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.  
  • The successful candidate will be proficient with library software and circulation services
  • Have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services
  • Have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends. 

 

Salary Range: $85,892 - $107,037 annualized. The City offers numerous opportunities for growth and development, along with a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans.

 

About the Area:   A friendly and vibrant college town with over 24,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. Keene, NH is home to Keene State College (with whom the Library shares an on-line catalog system), River Valley Community College and Antioch University of New England. The area also offers a variety of public and private K-12 education opportunities.  Keene exemplifies the best characteristics of small city living, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, farmers markets, festivals, events, and live theaters and convenient access to diverse outdoor recreation opportunities.  Its diverse economy includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders.  Keene is a community which places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally-sourced food and products, and historic preservation.  It is a welcoming area with something for everyone, and is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals.

To Apply

If you're a forward thinking candidate who is excited about working with a dedicated team of employees to shape the future of the Keene Public Library, apply online at Current Job Opportunities | City of Keene, and upload your resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 27th.  The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Photo Archivist & Manager of Digital Initiatives, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

The Newport Historical Society is seeking a full-time Photo Archivist & Manager of Digital Initiatives to manage the Society's photographic archives, digitization program, websites and digital projects. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the preservation, arrangement, and description of NHS' photographic archives
  • Assists the Research Archivist to provide access to photograph collections for researchers, fellows, and NHS staff
  • Manages all digitization and photographing of collections, including fulfillment of image requests from researchers and for internal projects, such as NHS' biannual Newport History journal
  • Manages digital initiatives, including facilitating creation of web-based projects and online exhibits, and overseeing their ongoing maintenance
  • Manages NHS blogs, websites, domains and hosting
  • Administers NHS' Collective Access collections database and its web-accessible front-end
  • Responsible for regular data exports to Newportal, a collaborative online collections database, and represents NHS at Newportal meetings
  • Serves as liaison to IT support contractors, assists in management and planning of technology infrastructure, and assists staff with basic IT troubleshooting
  • Sits on Collections Committee
  • Other duties as required in a small, active and team-run institution

 

Qualifications:

  • M.A. in history, public history, library science or museum studies, or equivalent
  • Experience handling museum, archival and photographic collections
  • Experience working with a variety of web platforms including WordPress
  • Proficiency with basic office software including databases, Microsoft Office and Adobe applications
  • A high level of organizational skills
  • Experience with digital photography preferred but not required

 

Status: Full-time

Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 based on experience, plus benefits package

 

To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Ruth Taylor, rtaylor@newporthistory.org.

 

About NHS:

Founded in 1854, NHS is a multi-faceted history-based institution that has three general areas of activity. It retains and preserves significant collections of artifacts, documents and properties. It supports, generates and collates scholarship on the history of Newport County and its place in American history. And, it develops and delivers a variety of educational programs - exhibits, tours, conferences, publications and other formats - to transmit information and open dialogs with the public about history.

 

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Fisher Fine Arts Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Fisher Fine Arts Library is offering an internship program to current MLS students interested in subject-specific librarianship. The internship is an opportunity for the library to offer leadership while benefiting from support to the library's research, instruction, and outreach programming.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with iPad lending program
  • Develop library programs such as workshops, events, and exhibits
  • Contribute to web archiving
  • Assist with class-based reference and instruction
  • Promote the library through social medial
  • Develop library guides relating to visual literacy.


Requirements:

  • Enrollment in ALA-accredited graduate program in library-information science, though students in other graduate programs will be considered.
  • Strong academic background and public service orientation.
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently.
  • Experience needed:
    • Handling collections
    • Outreach initiatives
    • Metadata schema and standards
    • Blogging and social media platforms
    • Knowledge of arts or design disciplines


Availability: One, one-year position available starting 08/01/2019

Hours: 15 hours per week, between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays.

Salary: $15 / hour.


To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Patricia Guardiola

pguar@upenn.edu

Use subject line "Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship."


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Biomedical Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seeks an energetic Intern to participate as a full member of our Information Services team, receive mentoring by our progressive and seasoned team of professional librarians, and jumpstart your career as an information professional! The Biomedical Library operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides cutting-edge research services and information resources for the University of Pennsylvania Health System; the Perelman School of Medicine, including Biomedical Graduate Studies; the School of Nursing; masters programs including the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health; and the Department of Biology.


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Biomedical Library's week-day reference rotation schedule by providing reference and consultation services to patrons (faculty, staff and students) in-person, by phone and virtually (e-mail and chat).
  • Participate in Biomedical Library's virtual weekend reference rotation, which can be done remotely.
  • Assist team of professional librarians with projects relating to:
  • Systematic Reviews of the literature
  • Mobile resources and social media
  • Bioinformatics
  • Research impact assessments and knowledge management
  • Consumer health partnerships, programs, and outreach
  • New technologies and resources
  • Course-integrated instruction and library-sponsored workshops and presentations
  • Online tutorials and courseware
  • Research guides
  • Contribute to the library's social media accounts
  • Tell us your ideas for self-defined projects in your area(s) of interest!


Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in ALA accredited library or information science program or related discipline.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy.
  • Experience or interest in searching health sciences databases.
  • Experience or interest in participating on research projects.
  • Attention to detail.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez, PhD, MLS

dmanuel@upenn.edu

Please write "Biomedical Library Internship" in the subject line.


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Clinical Document Specialist, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Working member of an audit inspection-ready R&D paper and electronic Archives, responsibilities include: 

  • Insure the timely return/closure of records from authors 
  • Manage the recall of archived records for legal and regulatory support
  • Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions
  • Monitor team inbox regularly for questions and requests on records
  • Help to transition the use of Service Now, OpenLabs and SharePoint request management which includes, but is not limited to:
    • Support Training for new systems use and create quick use guides
    • Trouble shooting request in for users in new system
  • Support document Issuance: Issuing records to users in a timely manner including Reports, Protocols, Paper Notebooks, Databooks, Binders, etc. 

20% Additional Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Revising, writing, reviewing and initiating new SOPs as needed
  • Maintain contracts and relationships with vendors and third parties
  • Route POs, invoices, and vendor information in SAP, as well as recommend cost-effective improvement strategies
  • Conduct quarterly electronic laboratory and paper notebook training

Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS or BA required (or higher)
  • Experience as an archivist or documentation specialist, preferably in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare environment, with 1 years of experience BS or a BA
  • Experience working at a CRO, or in a Lab Science is a plus
  • CRM certification or MSLS/MSLIS is desirable
  • Experience with SharePoint, and Inventory/Content management systems such as (OmniRIM, FileBridge,etc.) preferred

 

Please send all resumes to alyssa.wyson@randstadusa.com

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Executive Director of the Hatch Learning Commons, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Academic Support Services, the Executive Director manages the day to day operations of the Hatch Learning Commons, which is comprised of library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technologies and online learning support for the University.  

 

The Executive Director coordinates all activities of the Learning Commons in such a way as to maximize student and faculty use of these resources and implements the strategic plan for Hatch Learning Commons.  The Executive Director provides direct supervision for the operation of each of the components and oversees instructional design operations for graduate and traditional undergraduate programs/courses at the University.  In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Executive Director develops and manages the budget for library services and online & digital learning.  The Executive Director also leads the OER and the digital badging initiative.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Personnel Management and Supervision

  • Serves as the lead administrator of the Hatch Learning Commons including library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technology and online learning support.
  • Review, approve, and monitor all expenditures of Hatch Learning Commons
  • Encourages staff excellence in performing job duties and professional development.
  • Encourages collaboration within the Learning Commons and across University departments.
  • Participates in the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the Learning Commons.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluate annual performances for the Coordinator of Library Services, Access Services Librarian, Senior Instructional Designer, Emerging Technologies Associate, and Learning Commons Support Coordinator.

 

Programs & Services

  • Support the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the Hatch Learning Commons to ensure that resources and services meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and curriculum.
  • Leads the Learning Commons in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs and resources in relation to library services, information management, instructional design, online learning and emerging learning technology
  • Supports the preparation and management of the budgets for all Hatch Learning Commons units and functions.
  • Establishes Learning Commons operating policies and procedures, and develops goals and objectives for the Commons.
  • Collaborates with the technology staff to insure the Learning Commons systems are seamlessly integrated with other University systems.
  • Oversees instructional design operations for the traditional and graduate programs.
  • Supervision of information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students and faculty.
  • Leads the digital badging initiative.
  • Leads the OER initiative.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Coordinator of Library Services
  • Access Services Librarian
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Learning Commons Support Coordinator
  • Emerging Technologies Associate
  • Other positions as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science,  instructional technology systems, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of library administration, instructional design leadership or online learning leadership in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing assessment of programs and services, and/or assessment of student learning.
  • Minimum three (3) years management experience in post-secondary institutions at the director level.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products.  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with wide variety of internal constituents.
  • Innovative thinker and adaptable leadership style.

 

Additional Requirements

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

 

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.

 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

 

Application Instructions:

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

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

 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1168.

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Data Librarian and Instructor, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented tenure-track faculty member to serve as the Data Librarian & Instructor (DLI). Based in the Research & Education Division and reporting to the Head of Knowledge Production, the DLI will develop and extend the Library's role in providing services centered on the acquisition, development, and utilization of research data. The Libraries created this new position to improve coordinated support for library-based data services and enable research through data instruction, outreach, and community building.

 

The DLI will build on an existing team of functional experts and subject liaisons situated across multiple Library divisions and focused on providing services to the University community related­­ to scholarly activity and research data management. This role is highly collaborative, and the successful candidate must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally to develop and communicate data services.

 

Responsibilities

  • Consults and provides instruction for students, faculty, and staff from all academic disciplines in the acquisition, analysis, visualization, and management of data.
  • Collaborates with Library and University stakeholders to design services to support data management, sharing, and reuse.
  • Creates guides and digital learning objects to enhance and scale data services.
  • Expands capacity of the Libraries to meet emerging needs by coordinating training for Library faculty and staff related to data resources and services.
  • Partners with stakeholders to develop data collections, drawing on an understanding of the collection's strengths, its use, and scholarly trends in order to maximize relevance to the UNLV scholarly community.
  • Assists in identifying potential new applications of data services in higher education.
  • Participates in the activities of the Research & Education Division and contributes significantly to the planning, development, and assessment of the Division's policies and services.
  • Participates in faculty governance activities, including attending faculty meetings, voting on bylaws changes, voting in other faculty elections, and serving on committees when elected or appointed.
  • Establishes and sustains an ongoing service and scholarship record in accordance with UNLV Library Faculty Bylaws and university tenure and promotion procedures.

 

Qualifications

This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment. 

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are highly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and experience with instructional design principles and creating inclusive learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated data skills, including data cleaning/wrangling/normalization, using regular expressions, and web scraping.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or more statistical software packages such as SPSS, Stata, or R. 
  • Ability to select, acquire, and manage licensed, and open data collections to support campus research and scholarship.
  • Familiarity with aspects of copyright and licensing relating to the deposit, discoverability, sharing and reproducibility of research data.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data (e.g. Data Documentation Initiative).

Preferred

  • Experience acquiring or licensing data resources for a library collection.
  • Proficiency in a programming language to support data manipulation.
  • Working knowledge of various funding agencies' requirements related to research data and ability to consult and provide instruction on such requirements.
  • Graduate degree in a social science field, statistics coursework, certification in data science, or advanced training in data handling.

 

Salary Range

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Salary range is $65,000 - $68,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities.

 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 22, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to the Data Librarian and Instructor, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

Special Instructions For Internal NSHE Candidates

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0114872" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

 

Safety and Security Statement

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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Digital Asset Administrator, Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI

Hasbro's Creative Development Studios is seeking a Digital Asset Administrator for its Digital Asset Management Team.  The position is based at Hasbro's RI headquarters, and will report to the Creative Development Studios Associate Manager, Digital Assets.

This position will facilitate management of confidential digital assets from our various license partners and franchise brands on Hasbro's Expression Brands, such as My Little Pony, Equestria Girls, Frozen, Trolls, and Disney Princess brands. This person will input and organize assets into an accessible archival digital environment, control access throughout the organization for those assets, and facilitate distribution of assets.

Expectations for the role include a heavy emphasis on data organization and management, as well as strong written and verbal communication. 

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ Year education in Information Management, Library Sciences or Project Management preferred
  • Experience working with a web-based interface
  • An understanding of data management and archival processes
  • A working understanding of general design-related digital file types including: JPG, PNG, PPT, PSD, OBJ, STL, ZTL, etc. AI, PDF, MOV - need to handle videos
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite - need to handle Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop files
  • Demonstrable problem solving and organizational skills involving digital media
  • Experience on both Mac and Windows platforms
  • An affinity for Girls entertainment brands is a plus!

 

Role and Responsibility:

The Digital Asset Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting import of assets into Hasbro's Content Services platform 
  • Direct interaction/coordination with various Franchise and License partners, including Disney.
  • Addition or administration of metadata on imported assets
  • Management of workspaces, workflows, and virtual folder structures
  • Control of authorized access to data within DAM 
  • Documentation of processes and policies
  • Production of reports to IT and development leadership

 

The ideal candidate excels at the following:

  • Digital Organizational Management - The ability to construct and manage extremely intuitive organizational file structures that can scale.
  • Computer platform general troubleshooting knowledge - Ability to assess issues and find solutions, or partner with internal IT support as needed.
  • Communication - The ability to clearly communicate to internal and external teams, with a clear awareness and support for their needs.
  • Sense of Urgency - Ability to manage extremely time-sensitive requests effectively.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - The ability to manage a constantly shifting set of priorities and various inputs
  • Confidentiality - Ability to implement and maintain processes to protect highly confidential assets.
  • Sense of Fun - We make toys after all

 

To Apply:

Interested parties may contact Derek Kroessler at Derek.Kroessler@hasbro.com. 

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Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors.


This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system, electronic resources access, and discovery platform. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards. 
  • Manages library systems and platforms, often in conjunction with the university's Information Technology division and serves as the liaison with the division. 
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • In collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian, administers the Springshare platform and tools, including the library's website. 
  • Adapts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Works collaboratively with others, within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects. 
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues. Understands and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Serves as subject liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of library systems platforms, applications, and current library-related hardware and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or other access authentication systems.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices.
  • Engage in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and University-wide committees to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Second Master degree in a related discipline (second master degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Understanding of networking, including cloud-based server technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.


More information and application instructions can be found here: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/15203


Department Summary: 

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world.



Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and user experiences.

 

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Research Services Librarian for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is seeking a Research Services Librarian for the Humanities.


Position Description

Librarians work in service-driven teams that support the university research, instruction, and library collections services. Librarian positions require expertise in library services to nurture library partnerships with teaching and research faculty, students, staff, other libraries, publishers, and other stakeholders.

Librarians may be assigned to perform work related to one or more of the following: collection management, research assistance, information fluency instruction, and faculty and departmental liaisonship. To effectively accomplish the objectives of the Research Services Team, the librarian must keep abreast of new models of librarianship and develop formal and informal methods of engagement that highlight the library's role in furthering faculty and student scholarly endeavors.

The librarian will provide demonstrations of emerging scholarly resources and technologies to interested faculty, students, staff, librarians, the research community, and library supporters. All librarians work closely together and in cooperation with librarians from other CWRU libraries to meet faculty and student needs, and to foster collaborative initiatives. 

 

Qualifications 

    Required 

  • Master's degree in Library Science or advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Some subject knowledge in a humanities discipline. 

    Preferred

  • Experience in information literacy instruction, assessment, active learning, and some knowledge of a second language.

 

Environment 

The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, and highly collaborative organization that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI.  Supported by an endowment, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship integrates e-research and digital scholarship services.  Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 4,400 undergraduates and 5,650 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,055.

Situated in Cleveland's vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

 

Salary 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Application Process 

The full job description and application information are available at https://bit.ly/2Vb2Yag. Job ID 7554

 

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Proposals: Library Research Seminar VII

When: October 16-18, 2019

Where: The University of South Carolina, Columbia, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

Who: Hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communication, University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science, the University Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association.


Why: 21st century libraries face critical challenges in the age of big data, fake news, and new information technologies that are driving change in our communities, which requires us to think differently about how we gather and use evidence to inform our practice. This conference brings together scholars, students, and practitioners to explore research that can move us toward innovative solutions to practical problems and provide effective direction for policy. 


What: The seventh Library Research Seminar (LRS VII) will bring together a diverse community of scholars and students from academia and practitioners from libraries and archives who are conducting or interested in learning about emerging and established research that informs critical awareness, best practices, decision-making, teaching and learning, and creative use of new technologies in all areas of libraries and the communities they serve. Participants will share research projects, discuss potential new research agendas, and have the opportunity to refine research methods and facilitate successful completion of research projects. 

LRS is a research meeting that can include empirical, methodological, and conceptual work with the field of library and information science.  It can include (but is not limited to) the following kinds of scholarship:

  • Quantitative and/or qualitative inquiry
  • Research on function, such as information seeking and retrieval, services, classification, or management
  • Inquiry related to specific environments, such as public, academic, special or school libraries
  • Research conducted by students
  • Collaborative work between professional practitioners and educators


The LRS VII Planning Committee invites proposals for papers, panels, posters, and workshops.  We anticipate that discussion will examine issues related to how scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners can bridge the divide between LIS-related research and practice to better serve our communities in light of today's critical information issues.  We welcome creative contributions from individuals and groups, students, faculty, and practitioners on a broad range of topics related to libraries including but not limited to:

  • Cutting edge research that crosses boundaries within and beyond the field of library and information science
  • The role and impact of social justice values on LIS research and practice
  • Connecting diversity and inclusion consciousness to research and practice
  • Community/campus engagement and collaboration
  • Identification of research agendas and knowledge gaps
  • Exploration of innovation in LIS education teaching and learning models, methods
  • Librarian-faculty and other partnerships and their impact on research and the collaborative approach
  • Transformation of 21st century libraries and LIS research
  • Innovation in evidence-based practice
  • Public and school library perspectives
  • Communication and sharing processes within and across institutional boundaries


How: A lively discussion of paper, panel, poster, and workshop presentations and activities, including a step-by-step assessment methods preconference and follow up sessions for early stage researchers and researcher-practitioners. 

Proposal submission guidelines and formats:

The deadline for submission of proposals is May 3, 2019. In addition to an abstract, each author or panelist must provide a separate biographical statement (maximum of 50 words).

  Papers

  • Paper proposals must include a title and abstract (maximum of 500 words). Papers will be blind-reviewed; please do not include identifying information in the paper proposal.
  • Paper proposals should be submitted individually, and they will be grouped with others on a common theme, typically for a 90-minute session comprised of three paper presentations.  The abstract submitted should state the focus of the paper and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field. Presentation time for papers should be no more than 20 minutes.


Posters

  • Poster proposals must include a title, author(s), format, and abstract (maximum of 500 words).
  • This formal graphic presentation of the topic, offers an excellent opportunity for reporting on evaluation results and gathering detailed feedback on one's work. Posters should be no larger than 40" high and 44" wide. Graduate student submissions are encouraged.


Panels

  • Panel proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
  • The abstract should describe how three or more panelists will creatively present a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions between panelists and audience members. Proposals should provide a description of the issues to be discussed, and a list of panelists who have agreed to participate with their qualifications and contributions to the panel.


Workshops

  • Workshop proposals must include title, author(s), and abstract (maximum of 750 words).
  • The abstract should provide an outline of the workshop, and describe how participants will engage an issue, learn a new skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. Submissions must include at least three learning outcomes and an example of an activity you plan to conduct. The learning experience should excite and encourage the participants to take risks, question assumptions, and fully engage in the learning process.  Workshops are expected to be 90 minutes in length.


Evaluation Procedures:

The Conference Planning Committee will evaluate proposals based on:

  • Relevance to the theme
  • Significance of its contribution to LIS research or practice
  • Clarity of expression
  • Appropriateness of the methodology to the research question
  • Status of research: Are the results in hand? When appropriate, please include the timeline for completion of research.


Upload submission information in either MS Word or PDF format to EasyChair here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lrs7.  

Important dates:

Deadline for proposal submissions: May 24th, 2019

Notification: June 7, 2019 

Conference dates: October 16-18, 2019

 

LRS VII co-chairs: Jen Sweeney, San Jose State University and Amanda Folk, Ohio State University  jksweeney572@gmail.com   folk.68@osu.edu

 

For more information on Library Research Seminar VII, please visit https://sites.google.com/ucmo.edu/lrs-vii/home?authuser=0

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T SIG-AH Student Research Award

SIG AH is seeking previously unpublished research for a Master's or PhD Student Research Award including a free ASIS&T membership and cash prize up to $500!

The theme, "Games and Information Science," invites participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including the arts and humanities, digital humanities/new media, library and information science, and computer science. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Archiving games
  • Classifying, cataloging, and/or describing games
  • Teaching with games
  • Gamification
  • Games and digital collections
  • Game communities


Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is currently a PhD or Master's student. Students who are graduating in Spring 2019 may apply.

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do not need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students' work. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships or collaborative projects being used in this research competition.


Submission Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme, eligibility, and submission criteria are flexible and invite creativity, research papers should show an appropriate level of graduate research and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology, and analysis.

Research paper submissions should relate to the 2019 theme (Games and Information Science) and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • Cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, using APA citations and bibliography. Tables, graphs, images, etc. may appear within the body of the text.
  • No headers or footers (with exception of page numbers)
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text.

Submission details should be provided via electronic form and final papers emailed by the May 19, 2019 deadline (details below).

A panel of judges will select award winners based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting the above requirements may be excluded from the contest.


Awards

One (1) student paper may be awarded the Master's Student Research Award or the PhD Student Research Award, including a monetary prize of up to $500 and a 1-year ASIS&T membership.


Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/pH2HoP8rMsqbHc3Q2 and emailing the document to ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com before 11:59 pm PST, May 19, 2019. Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the title and author name on the submitted final paper. Award winner will be announced in June 2019.

If you have any questions, please email ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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Systems Coordinator, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator who will supervise staff at the Rochambeau library.  S/he will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies.  The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. S/he will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

 

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and polices across the PCL system.  S/he will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Rochambeau Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

 

Systems Coordinators serve on the administration team and are responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

 

Duties: 

  • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  
  • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.
  • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.
  • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.
  • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.
  • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.
  • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.
  • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.
  • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.
  • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.
  • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service.  Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program. 
  • Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:  

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

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Children's Librarian, Newbury Public Library, Newbury, NH

The Newbury Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children's Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour, with some night and weekend hours required. Extra hours will be given in the summer, due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.


The ideal candidate is passionate about creating dynamic programming, ranging from Storytime for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer, and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens.  They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children's literature and the ability to translate children's needs and interests into effective library services, and be passionate about maintaining a welcoming and customer service-oriented environment.  Bachelors degree required, MLS/MLIS or MLS Candidates preferred, but experience is highly valued.


A detailed job description can be found at: 

http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. First review of applications will begin on June 3rd, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

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Special Collections Library Summer Intern, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

The Haverhill Public Library Special Collections Department is seeking an intern to help process the local cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards by adding them to our Senter Digital Archive. This is an opportunity for hands on work in a large archive within an urban public library while giving the student the opportunity to work with 19th century photos while applying LCSH and LCHAF standards when cataloging. The intern would work independently, but with supervision from the Special Collections Librarian.

 

Those who are interested in looking for archival experience while working with unique pieces of history please apply! Send your resume to Amanda Levy at alevy@haverhillpl.org, and reach out with any questions.

 

Location and Hours

The Haverhill Public Library is located north of Boston at 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Internships are available on a flexible schedule of 8-10 hours during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) with the exception of Tuesday mornings. For informational purposes, the library is also open on evenings and weekends but these time slots are not available to host internships. 

 

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Accession Files Assistant, Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA

Purpose

Assist with the Harvard Peabody Museum's review of its extensive Accession Files and modification of digital copies in accordance with Museum policies and procedures.


Typical duties:

  • Review museum accession files, dating from 1867-present, to identify and potentially restrict or remove materials in specific categories. 
  • Under the guidance of Registration and Collections Management departments, edit existing digitized accession files and create edited versions as needed.  
  • Scan paper accession records to digital formats and process the files into the museum's collections database (TMS, The Museum System). 
  • Become familiar with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and flag potential areas of concern.
  • Update availability status of digital copies in TMS.
  • Work closely with Associate Registrar for Acquisitions and Collections Stewards.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Requirements:

  • Minimum B.A. required.
  • Archival experience and/or training and experience working within a museum setting beneficial.
  • Attention to detail and interest in working with museum records.
  • Ability to work independently.


Skills & Experience:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience working in museum databases, TMS preferred. 


Supervisor: Amy Wolff Cay, Associate Registrar for Acquisitions


Details: Part-time: 14 hours per week (no benefits)

Two days a week, chosen in advance by supervisor and candidate

Hours must be between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday


Application: Please email cover letter and resume to Amy Wolff Cay at awcay@fas.harvard.edu by May 31, 2019.

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Assistant Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is currently seeking a part-time Assistant Librarian.  The Assistant Librarian will work with the Library and Curatorial departments, under the direction of the Librarian, to assist with the day to day operations of the Research Library and Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reference:

  • Assist in administration of the Reading Room, including providing access to materials, answering in person reference inquiries, and properly monitoring researchers as directed
  • Assist in answering remote reference inquiries via e-mail and telephone as directed
  • Assist in retrieval of requested Library materials for researchers, museum staff, and museum volunteers
  • Assist in shelving of Library materials
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

 

Collections:

  • Process uncatalogued manuscripts and manuscript collections of paper and non-paper based mediums (i.e. image, audio, video)
  • Produce MARC records for paper, image, audio, and video collections for inclusion in online collection database
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

 

Requirements

  • Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program, or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards including DACS and EAD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of best practices in digital stewardship.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Strong understanding of cataloging procedures and principles including RDA, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH
  • One to two years of experience working in an archival special collections library
  • Ability and willingness to lift and move boxes of material weighing up to 40 pounds overhead
  • Ability to consistently perform detail-oriented responsibilities and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and maintain a high level of customer-focused service
  • Ability to problem solve independently and follow through on multi-step processes
  • Ability to represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with a team

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Mark Procknik, Librarian, at mprocknik@whalingmuseum.org

 

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Metadata Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and proactive Metadata Librarian to develop and maintain expertise in metadata schemas, standards, and tools, and provide vision and leadership within the department and the Libraries in implementing them.

 

This position prepares the Libraries for adoption of existing and emerging standards, best practices, and tools, and advises librarians, researchers, and other data owners on the application of established and emerging metadata schemas. This position reports to the Interim Head of Metadata & Cataloging Initiatives Unit, a newly created unit within CAMS. The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, fluid, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. This is a full-time position with a flexible start date.

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintains a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata standards, tools, and best practices, as well as developments in interoperability, with a focus on standards the Libraries currently employ, such as Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, MARCXML, and RDF.
  • Assists in planning and implementing metadata for digital resources, including selection of metadata schemas, standards, data elements, and thesauri.
  • Plays a significant role in selected projects that include data migration, reformatting or repurposing, and choosing appropriate metadata mappings and tools.
  • Helps maintain, develop, implement, and extend the libraries' metadata registry. Contributes to the maintenance of digital content repositories. Communicates about metadata developments to appropriate staff.
  • Creates metadata for digital collections originating within the Libraries, the University, or related consortia and projects.
  • Provides training in metadata creation and data modeling.
  • Creates and contributes to educational programs and resources - such as web pages, information literacy workshops, and classroom instruction - detailing metadata developments.
  • Assists in the development and oversight of workflows for metadata within the department, and writes and maintains documentation. May participate in grants or other projects.

 

Salary 

$52,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

Rank

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view

 

Benefits

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

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by Fall 2019 we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience working with metadata or cataloging standards and best practices.
  • Experience with authority control, controlled vocabularies, or identity management.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in providing metadata.
  • Ability to install, assess, and deploy technology to improve library services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of the ability to work with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred

  • Experience working in detail with at least one major metadata standard.
  • Professional experience with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative specifications.
  • Professional experience designing and implementing metadata across multiple platforms.
  • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
  • Experience working with digital repository systems and/or digital asset management systems, preferably CONTENTdm and DSpace.
  • Experience with library resource management systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma.
  • Experience using XML tools (XSLT, XML Schema, Schematron, RELAX NG, XQuery, XProc, eXist-db).
  • Knowledge of metadata analysis, transformation tools, and scripting languages for data manipulation (OpenRefine, MarcEdit, Python, Ruby, shell scripting, etc.).

 

Application Instructions

Apply Here:        https://apply.interfolio.com/62927

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Monday, June 10To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers and email addresses)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

 

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Circulation Services Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library seeks candidates for the position of Circulation Services Manager. Under the general direction of the Head Librarian, this position oversees all aspects of the Circulation Services Division. The Circulation Services Manager is responsible for all activities and functions dealing with the circulation for materials and related services; including, developing and implementing policies and procedures related to circulation, patron registration, record keeping and revenue collections, & training throughout the library system. 

 

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated the following:

  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of effective library management
  • Knowledge and skill in effective employee supervision and management
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Excellent problem-solving, time management, and public speaking skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with computer software applications & online databases and proficiency in current and emerging technologies
  • Flexibility in prioritizing projects
  • A willingness to mentor, train, and inspire staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

 

For a full job description visit:  www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

 

Salary Range: $54,474.43 - $71,234.18 annually.  This position is full-time.

 

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Technical Services Librarian, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

Located in the scenic capital of Vermont, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a Technical Services Librarian to join a service-oriented team supporting and attracting lifelong learners to our vibrant, well-supported and well-used library. The knowledge of current and emerging cataloging best practices and experience with Integrated Library Systems required.



The ideal candidate will bring initiative and creative ideas and passion for the role of public libraries in their communities as well as a commitment to professional development. A MLS/MLIS or Vermont Department of Libraries Certification preferred.



This full-time position works 35 hours per week (including some evening & Saturday work), pays $18.60 per hour, includes a good benefit package, and is part of the library's collective bargaining unit. Visit www.kellogghubbard.org for more details.



Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.

The position is open until filled.

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Head of Reference and Information Resources, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head of Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian.

 

Required Experience and Education

  • An ALA-accredited library master's degree
  • At least five years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing high-quality library resources and services
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well, especially in personnel management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic management of the library's reference and information services department.  
  • Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of print, digital and born digital collections.
  • Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives; work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  • Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
  • Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

 

This position is a full time position with benefits.

Salary Range is: $63,093 to $74,392

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@mass.gov.

 

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Curator of Collections and Exhibits (Part-Time), Sharon Historical Society & Museum, Sharon, CT

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum (Sharon, CT) is seeking a part-time (15-21 hours per week) Curator of Collections and Exhibitions to be responsible for maintaining professional standards in the development, management, intellectual integrity, care of, and access to the museum collection in-house and in the public domain; and for the development, curation, preparation and installation of museum exhibitions that may be presented on-site, off-site and/or on the Internet.

 

We are seeking an independent, creative, organized and tech-savvy individual who is comfortable working with people and recognizes the important role that small museums play in preserving and sharing the complex stories of a community.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in history, museum or American studies (or other topic relevant to the SHS mission)
    • Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in an historical society, history museum or library setting with specific duties relating to collections management, exhibits and volunteer supervision preferred.
  • Experience working with databases (Past Perfect and/or Collective Access), word processing and spreadsheets is required.
  • Experience with social media and website maintenance preferred.

 

The qualified candidate must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines. Occasional weekend and evening availability preferred.

 

Salary Range: $15,000-17,000 annually

For the full job description, visit www.sharonhist.org/about/employment.

 

Interested candidates should mail or e-mail their resume, list of references and cover letter to: Jennifer Owens, Executive Director. Sharon Historical Society, P.O. Box 511, Sharon, CT, 06069 or director@sharonhist.org. Position open until filled.

 

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

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


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


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

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 19-AV-02, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)


Application deadline is midnight, 19 May 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-19-AV-02-[Your Name]" to Maryrose.Grossman[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., $750 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 17 June 2019. Available hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00. Preferred candidates will be open to continuing through autumn 2019.

 

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Application Administrator/Developer, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable Application Administrator/Developer for Library Systems. The successful candidate will be a domain expert for the management of multiple proprietary and open source/community-developed library applications, including systems that support interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, proxy, archives, special collections, and institutional repository services.


The position is responsible for administering, developing, integrating, deploying, and maintaining production-level library technology services that are robust, high-quality, and reliable, and meet the needs of library patrons and the University. The external services are primarily complex applications that are available to the campus community, and the internal services support library operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement, troubleshoot, and maintain both proprietary and open source software with varying levels of external support

  • Work with library faculty and staff to select, test, and evaluate a variety of applications to fulfill library-specific services and workflows

  • Collaborate with other library departments in planning, supporting, and managing technology-based services, such as the Ares electronic reserves management system, ILLiad resource sharing management system, EZproxy proxy server, ArchivesSpace archives information management system, Solr search platform, Hydra/Hyrax repository system, and Arclight digital media search software

  • Configure and modify a variety of open source software to customize functionality in order to meet a variety of particular librarian and end-user needs

  • Continually evaluate, maintain, and restructure existing systems to streamline infrastructure, reduce support needs when possible, and ensure sustainability

  • Envision and design systems that span multiple interoperable applications and function as networks in order to simplify user access to resources

  • Learn and adapt to prevailing best practices in library technology

  • Monitor Help Desk tickets for the assigned applications to ensure timely completion and communication of problems

  • Share with other Library Systems professional staff night / weekend / holiday responsibility for restoring library systems and services to normal working conditions when they become inoperative

The successful candidate will fulfill an important partnership role within the University Libraries and participate in University-wide initiatives, such as an institutional repository; be professionally active; and perform other duties, such as committee service. The Application Administrator/Developer reports to the Head of Library Systems and all work will be performed on site.

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=109117

 

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 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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

North Andover Public Schools is seeking an enthusiastic student-centered Library Media Specialist to join our middle school community. The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the school library facilities and included materials. Both collaboratively and independently, the Library Media Specialist provides high-quality programming that promotes literacy, digital citizenship, and the skillful use of technology.

 

For a complete description and to submit an application, please visit this link.

 

 About North Andover Middle School

 North Andover Middle School serves more than 1,000 students and their families in grades 6-8. Our entire faculty and staff work with students to achieve high academic and social standards a well as personal and community responsibility. Personal and academic growth as well as building skills in self advocacy during the middle school years prepares students for high school and beyond. Our learning approach is to offer a balanced instructional program in a team setting that emphasizes academic integrity while making an emotional connection with the students as they continue to develop social skills.

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Library Assistant (Part-Time), Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, NH

Position Title: Library Assistant, Part-time

Schedule: 26 hours, flexible, including evenings and a Saturday rotation

Compensation: $15.00 per hour DOE

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

 

About the position:

Peterborough Town Library seeks a friendly service-focused team-member to assist with patron services, our technical literacy curriculum, social media, and marketing. This multi-faceted position requires enthusiasm in all aspects of library service with a focus on digital services and patron instruction.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills and enjoy working with people of all ages. This position requires strong technology skills, a design sensibility, considerable experience using social media, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

Job Duties:

  • Provides high quality assistance to library patrons as they use the library and explore new services. Ensures patrons feel welcome and are able to find the resources, information and/or materials they require.
  • Assist on patron service desk processes and procedures including circulation of materials and basic reference interviews.
  • Assist with technical literacy curriculum by creating classes to instruct patrons on library digital services and other technologies.
  • Creates dynamic, visually appealing, and engaging content for social media accounts.  Manages a schedule for consistent social media participation.
  • Manages patron newsletter to promote library services and programs.
  • Manages quarterly efforts to market digital resources. Contributes creative ideas with a goal to improve visibility and usage of the services and materials. 
  • Participates in promoting all library events and services by actively engaging with patrons and referring them to printed and online resources.
  • Prioritizes patron confidentiality and all patron policies.
  • Assists with library program preparation and implementation as needed.
  • Continues education by attending seminars, workshops, and taking courses in library and library-related subjects.

 

 Skills, Experience, & Training Required: 

  • Enjoy working with people of all ages 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, evenings, and a Saturday rotation.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgment in handling information and records.
  • A design sensibility, knowledge of working with images, and experience using social media accounts, especially Facebook and Instagram.
  • Strong technology skills.
  • Knowledge of online databases, integrated library systems, audio/eBook download technology preferred.
  • Professional knowledge of public library operations, policies and procedures preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Flexibility to work in open-office conditions and in anticipation of a library building project.

 

Closing Date:

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume to Corinne Chronopoulos, Library Director, at Library@PeterboroughNH.gov by Monday May 20, 2019.


Full job description available here:

Website:  https://peterboroughtownlibrary.org/about/jobs/

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Save the Date: Summer Children's Literature Institute

Make Way

So I will write my poem, but I will leave room for the world.
I will write my poem tenderly and simply, but
       I will leave room for the wind combing the grass,
for the feather falling out of the grouse's fan-tail,
       and fluttering down like a song.

"Work" in The Leaf and the Cloud

Mary Oliver

 

Mary Oliver's words capture the unassuming and liberating possibilities of our Institute theme, Make Way. We make our way every day, wandering along paths familiar and unknown, alone or with companions, new and old. We travel with stories in our hearts, sketches in our hands, and poems on our lips. We revel in small moments of insight, and we sing to the world of surprises.

Make Way rejoices in the quotidian. It invites us to encounter the unexpected. It charges us to find humility in how much we have yet to notice. Make Way summons us to lead--and to follow. It reminds us that, in order to Make Way, we might need to get out of the way.

In our work with or on behalf of young people, we commit to making way for them. We hear their cries against injustice. We trust that they'll find better ways than those we've taken. We burden them with creating the humanity of peace and equality we have been unable to achieve.

Make Way beckons Institute participants to reflect on their work as makers and wayfinders. What innovations in form or subject do they risk? From picturebooks to graphic novels, memoirs to fictions, informational books to narrative poetry, how do they usher in change? What do they bring? What chances do they take?

 

Register for the Institute

Register by phone: 617-521-2540

To register for this intitute online, please visit the following link. 

 

Institute Speakers

M.T. Anderson

M.T. Anderson, 2019 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner for his significant contributions to young adult literature, experiments with narrative form in the futuristic satire Feed, in the clever and bold political lampooning of The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (both Candlewick), and in the echoic rhythms of Strange Mr. Satie (Viking).

 

Elisha Cooper

A 2016 Maurice Sendak Fellow, Elisha Cooper's deceptively simple, gestural style in titles such as the 2018 Caldecott Honor book, Big Cat, Little Cat (Roaring Brook), and the 2001 New York Times Best Illustrated title, Dance! (Greenwillow), claims space for spare, expressive picturebooks in the digital age.

 

Emily Feinberg

Emily Feinberg earned MA degrees in English and Children's Literature simultaneously at Simmons University. Currently an Associate Editor at Roaring Brook Press, she paves the way for creators like Elisha Cooper, as well as other picturebook, middle grade, and nonfiction authors and illustrators.

 

Eric Gansworth

A passion for music infuses Eric Gansworth's two young adult novels set at the Tuscarora Nation. If I Ever Get Out of Here, a 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor, and Give Me Some Truth (both Arthur A. Levine/ Scholastic) center on Native young adult characters determined to resist the boundaries that try to define them.

 

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, perhaps best known to young readers for his indefatigable Lunch Lady, was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Hey, Kiddo (Scholastic), a celebrated graphic memoir about growing up as a kiddo who found his way through art in a family stressed by absence and addiction.

 

Grace Lin

Grace Lin's star continues to rise with every new way of telling her stories. She received a 2019 Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star, a 2010 Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and a 2011 Geisel Honor for Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! She was a 2016 National Book Finalist for When the Sea Turned to Silver (all Little, Brown).

 

Alvina Ling

Alvina Ling, a self-described lifelong bookworm, takes the lead in bringing diverse characters and stories to readers through her work as Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Not only has she been Grace Lin's editor, but she also co-hosts their Book Friends Forever podcast.

 

Jessica Love

Jessica Love debuted with Julián Is a Mermaid (Candlewick), a picturebook about imagination, wonder, and acceptance of non-binary gender performance that was recognized by the 2019 Stonewall Award and the Bologna Ragazzi 2019 Debut Author Award.

 

Martha V. Parravano

As Book Review Editor of The Horn Book Magazine and co-author of A Family of Readers: The Book Lover's Guide to Children's and Young Adult Literature (Candlewick), Martha V. Parravano highlights the original and exemplary in children's books.

 

Elizabeth Partridge

National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor recipient Elizabeth Partridge selects social change agents as subjects of her photobiographies and works of nonfiction, including the 2018 Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam, and 2009's Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary (both Viking).

 

Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins writes across genre to engage readers of all ages in compelling stories that center cultural identities and reach across cultural divides, including the recent You Bring the Distant Near (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a 2017 Walter Award Honor, and the 2015 South Asia Book Award winner, Tiger Boy (Charlesbridge).

 

Jewell Parker Rhodes

In Ghost Boys (Little, Brown), the groundbreaking winner of the 2019 Walter Award, Jewell Parker Rhodes presents 12-year-old Jerome as a ghost who comes to understand how historical racism led to his death. She also holds the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

 

Vicky Smith

In addition to her work advocating for excellence in books for young people as Children's Editor at Kirkus, Vicky Smith once made history as a Guinness World Record holder for longest team read-aloud.

 

Duncan Tonatiuh

The call for social justice resounds through the work of 2018 Américas Award winner, Duncan Tonatiuh. He has received multiple recognitions by the Pura Belpré for his images and words and has twice won the Robert Sibert Award, in 2015 for Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation, and in 2016 for Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (both Abrams).

 

Eric L. Tribunella

Eric L. Tribunella, Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, has expanded the discourse about sexuality with essays such as "Pedophobia and the Orphan Girl in Pollyanna and A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning." In Melancholia and Maturation: The Use of Trauma in American Children's Literature (University of Tennessee), Tribunella rethinks the response to loss presented in children's stories.

 

Carole Boston Weatherford

Coretta Scott King Award honoree Carole Boston Weatherford realizes her mission "to mine the past for family stories, fading traditions and forgotten struggles" in acclaimed books, such as Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Candlewick) and Freedom in Congo Square (little bee books).

 

Padma Venkatraman

In The Bridge Home (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House), Padma Venkatraman follows four homeless children on their courageous journey through Chennai, India. Climbing the Stairs (Putnam), winner of a 2009 Julia Howe Book Award, positions the central character between traditional and personal values.

 

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Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian, University of Miami, Miami, FL

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications from candidates at all levels and experience for an innovative and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This position will provide resource discovery expertise ensuring the quality of metadata and cataloging records in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, and consult with various stakeholders.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Database Maintenance Activities (30%)

  • Directs batch loading activities and global editing of local bibliographic records.
  • Oversees the maintenance of authorities across various library systems
  • Explores new tools and techniques to leverage metadata for new discovery platforms.
  • Helps to position library metadata for future linked open data projects.
  • Collaborates and consults with various stakeholders to promote the discoverability of library resources.
  • Helps oversee the collection and dissemination of cataloging and collection management statistics.
  • Resolves complex catalog problems referred by staff.

 

Workflow Integrations and Special Projects (30%)

  • Identifies, develops, and manages special cataloging and metadata projects.
  • Documents local practices, workflows, and policies.
  • Serves as an Alma certified administrator focused on cataloging, acquisitions, and resources management-related issues.
  • Trains librarians, staff, and students working on cataloging and metadata quality control projects, copy cataloging, and database maintenance activities.

 

Original Cataloging (30%)

  • Contributes to the department's original and complex copy cataloging activities in a variety of formats and languages.
  • Creates and modifies authority records under NACO guidelines; May serve as NACO liaison to Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

 

Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

  • Serves on/participates in Libraries and University committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates, and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency in resource description and authority control using international standards and formats including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
  • Experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP.
  • Working knowledge of metadata processing and transformation tools (like MarcEdit and OpenRefine).
  • Ability to plan projects, take initiative, meet deadlines, and create documentation.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong service orientation, forward thinking and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
  • Aptitude for technology; willingness to learn new systems and software to solve problems.
  • Ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Ex Libris' Alma library services platform.
  • Prior training experience.
  • Reading knowledge of foreign language(s).

 

The University: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution comprising eleven degree granting schools and colleges.  The University is located in Miami, Florida, with three locations throughout the subtropical region:  Coral Gables (a 260-acre campus serving as home to nine of the University's eleven degree granting schools and colleges); downtown Miami (Miller School of Medicine and UHealth); and Virginia Key (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science).

 

The University is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through commitment to the values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work.

 

The Library: The University of Miami Libraries (UML) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of nearly 4 million volumes and more than 100,000 current serials subscriptions. UML comprises six libraries across the University's three campuses. UML locations on the Coral Gables campus include: the Otto G. Richter Library (the central, interdisciplinary library); the Paul Buisson Architecture Library; the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center; and the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. The downtown Miami campus hosts the Louis Calder Memorial Library. The Virginia Key campus hosts the Rosenstiel Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. 

 

The Department: The Metadata & Discovery Services department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Libraries catalog and digital collections. This resource description and discovery work serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices. 

 

Salary and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation.

 

Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. Moving allowance is available. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits

 

Applications and Nominations: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted athttps://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Librarian-Assoc-Professor_R100031807 and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. If you would like more information, please go to the University of Miami Libraries employment page at https://www.library.miami.edu/workhere/index.html.

 

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

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Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for one Bibliographic Researcher and one Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 

 

Duties include:

  • Processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members
  • Walking to libraries across campus to get books
  • Delivering books to faculty offices
  • Picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters
  • Processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.  

 

Up to 14 hours a week.  Times and days are generally flexible. 

 

To Apply

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Project Archivist, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Millis Public Library seeks candidates for a temporary, part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the processing and digitizing items from the library's local history collection. Schedule is flexible within normal business hours. This is a grant-funded position that reports to the Library Director.


Preferred Qualifications Include: 

  • MLIS or MLIS Student
  • Specialization in archives management
  • Completed coursework in archival standards and best practices
  • Knowledge of digitization, library catalog systems, computer hardware, and software
  • Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Model
  • Familiarity with intellectual property rights


Duties Include: 

  • Managing digitization process of selected items in the library's Local History collections
  • Processing records to archival standards and performing basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Improving digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Training and managing volunteers
  • Identifying opportunities for future projects
  • Submitting reports as requested by Library Director
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned


Schedule:

10-15 hours per week
Flexible schedule during normal business hours
Compensation:
14.79/hour, non-benefited position


To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to Kim Tolson, Library Director at ktolson@minlib.net.
Position open until filled. No phone calls.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve an increasingly diverse liberal arts community of 2,600 undergraduate students, including 20-25% first-generation college students and over 16% Pell Grant recipients. We recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity, and we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that offers students and colleagues richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, open education, and library publishing. The successful candidate is an enthusiastic and engaged teacher who can design and deliver outreach and instructional activities and programs, both to promote scholarly communications services and to contribute to an active information literacy program. This position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as collaborate to develop new open access journals like our undergraduate journals. This librarian will join a growing campus conversation about textbook affordability and work with administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders to improve affordability. They will also provide education and support that enables faculty to adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources for use in their courses.

 

Like all Gettysburg College librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. The librarian will participate in the hiring, training, supervision, and mentoring of interns and student employees. This position reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications.

 

Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Interest in creating an inclusive campus community, working with underserved populations, and a strong commitment to the liberal arts college experience is expected. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.) by anticipated start date in August 2019
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, institutional repositories, open education, library publishing, copyright, and author rights
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
  • Demonstrated ability both to work independently, and to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse group of people in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Demonstrated ability to organize activities and projects

Preferred:

  • One to two years of work experience in instruction, scholarly communications, or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment
  • Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates

 

Application materials must be received by May 17, 2019. Anticipated start date is August 2019.

 

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3000

 

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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PreK-12 Director of Libraries and Innovation, Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA

The PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation has core responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of the District's libraries, librarians, and library assistants. Additionally, the Director will play a leading role in the District's innovation efforts and its implementation of the WPS Profile of a Graduate. 


Responsibilities:

Libraries: 

  • Lead, supervise and evaluate librarians and library support staff.
  • Ensure school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the District's Strategic Plan and with District Priorities (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion, Profile of a Graduate).
  • Prepare and manage the K-12 library budget including work with vendors; negotiate annual subscriptions for resources (e.g. the library catalog, NoodleTools, periodicals, online databases, ebooks).
  • Establish processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed.promote the library program within and beyond the schools/district.
  • Manage the library department's online presence.
  • Collaborate effectively with administrators, department heads, teachers, technology departments, and other stakeholders on developing instructional plans integrated with the library that meet the needs of all students.
  • Keep current with research, technology and innovations related to library services; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.


Innovation:

  • Serve as a forward-thinking educator committed to instructional technology and 21st century success skills.
  • Work with district and school leaders to articulate and support the teaching and learning needed to actualize the WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies.
  • Consider and advocate for when/how the library program can support innovation.
  • Collaborate with administrators, educators and technology specialists to strategically expand our MakerSpaces and integrate the MA Digital Literacy & Computer Science standards into core curricular areas.
  • Take a leading role in the WPS efforts to innovate by supporting and expanding our project-based learning efforts.
  • Plan, lead and promote the activities of the WPS STEAM team.
  • Stay current with trends in the field(s) of innovation, STEM/STEAM, computer science, personalized learning; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions. 


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years elementary, middle or high school library teaching experience
  • Masters of Library Science (preferred)
  • MA administrator license (e.g. Supervisor/Director)
  • Ability to build positive and productive relationships with librarians, teachers, Department Heads, K-12 Directors, Principals and District Leaders
  • Ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, AASL Standards, and the MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively through presentations, emails, and facilitation of meetings
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience/fluency with Google platform (e.g. Google docs, slides, sheets, forms), digital learning tools, and computer science/coding programs


Work Year: 204 days 


Salary/Benefits: Wellesley Teacher Association Unit B position; salary and benefits established by School Committee Policy.



To Apply:

To view the full position and apply, please view the following link. 


Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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Call for Proposals: ACM CHIIR 2020

ACM CHIIR 2020 invites submissions focused on user-centered approaches to the design and evaluation of systems for information access, retrieval, and use. Papers may explore improvements to existing systems and interfaces, propose novel theories, models, and systems, or focus on understanding individual and group interactions with information and information systems. As a multi-disciplinary research meeting, we welcome submissions using a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.


Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Information seeking, including task-based and exploratory studies
  • Search interfaces, including those for specialized tasks, populations and domains
  • User-centered design approaches to humans interacting with information and systems
  • Interaction techniques for information retrieval and discovery
  • Online information seeking, including log analysis of search and browsing
  • Modeling and simulation of information interaction
  • Information use, including measures of use as well as broader sense-making
  • Field and case studies relevant to understanding prerequisites for information searching, design and access
  • User-centered evaluation methods and measures, including measures of user experience and performance, experiment and search task design, eye-tracking and neuro-physiological approaches, data analysis methods, and usability
  • Human interaction and experience with conversational information systems
  • Context-aware and personalized search, including design, contextual features and analysis of information interaction
  • Information visualization and visual analytics, including search result presentation
  • Collaborative information seeking and social search, including social utility and network analysis for information interaction
  • Conversational search and other types of stateful and multi-turn interactions between users and search applications
  • Insights and analyses related to human experiences and usage trends with recommendation technologies
  • Information interaction and seeking with mobile devices and services

ACM CHIIR operates under the ACM Conference Code of Conduct.

 

Please note the following submission deadlines

October 1, 2019: Workshop and Tutorial proposals due

October 15, 2019: Full papers and Perspectives papers due

October 29, 2019: Short papers, Demos and Doctoral Consortium proposals due

October 23, 2019: Notifications of acceptance for Workshops and Tutorials

December 10, 2019: Notifications of acceptance for all other submission types

 

Submission Requirements can be found on the conference website: https://sigir.org/chiir2020/calls.html

The submission system will open in September 2019. Please stay tuned for further announcements and details.

Questions? Please send an email to chiir2020conf@gmail.com.

CHIIR Organizing Committee chiir2020program@gmail.com

 

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and families. The Children's Librarian will instill a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programs, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons.


The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of services for children, primarily ages 6 and older, concentrating on maintaining the children's collection and creative programming for that age group.
  • Plan, develop, schedule, and implement a variety of creative, enriching, and educational library programs for school aged children throughout the school year and during the summer. Programs occur weekly and monthly during after-school and/or evening and weekend time slots.
  • Manage the advertising of children's programs including the development of promotional materials and flyers, as well as social media (Facebook & Instagram) and the library website.
  • Keep statistical records for children's programs and attendance.
  • Perform regular collection development duties for the children's room, including reading professional publications and book reviews, selecting relevant titles, and weeding.
  • Is responsible for keeping the children's area neat and orderly including the regular development of relevant and engaging book displays and bulletin boards.
  • Collaborate with other children's department staff on scheduling, programs, procedures and other departmental needs. As well as coordinating with the Assistant Director monthly department meetings.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to supplement and diversify the children's collection and programs.
  • Attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director.
  • Duties also include shelving and shelf reading, readers' advisory, assisting with implementing the children's summer reading program, creating library displays, circulation and other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of childhood development and experience working with children ages 6 and older is required.
  • Knowledge of children's literature. Ability to cultivate good public relations, to work with parents and young patrons, to create and implement age-appropriate programs using a variety of media, and to nurture interest in reading, arts, culture and music.
  • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff in a courteous and tactful manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, problem solving, customer relations and teamwork skills.
  • High energy and an enthusiasm for public library services.
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to use Internet searching methods, apps, devices, and information resources.
  • Must be able to type and have good computer skills, including proficiency of email, Word, Google Drive, Publisher, Excel, and social media.
  • Due to the nature of the job's tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA
  • Library degree is preferred - but a combination of appropriate education and experience may be acceptable
  • Experience working with young children, preferably in programming
  • Knowledge of library practices and services, children's literature and developmental levels and needs.


Salary: $16 - $19 per hour, depending upon experience


Schedule: 21 hours/week + 5 hours/month

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday (1/month): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net .

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Educational Technology Support Specialist, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

Job Summary

The Educational Technology Support Specialist will work as part of a team in Online Education's eLearning unit to provide online instructor and student technical support and training throughout the annual production cycle(s) of online course development, delivery and management.

 

The position reports to the Associate Director of eLearning, who reports to the Senior Vice-Provost of Online Education.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide technical support for Blackboard and other supported technologies for both faculty and student populations
  • Help develop and maintain instructor- and student- facing support documentation.
  • Assist with application, software, service, and quality assurance testing.
  • Provide logistical support and facilitation assistance during learning management system training cohorts.
  • Deliver broad-based and just-in-time support content for online course development.
  • Advance ongoing accessibility initiatives by assisting instructors in the creation of accessible online content.
  • Coordinate regularly scheduled communications to online instructors.

 

Other Functions 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Experience with:
    • Technical writing,
    • Instructional design,
    • Educational media,
    • Educational technology,
    • Providing technical support and customer service,
    • Creating technical support documentation,
    • Learning Management Systems used in higher education,
    • Multi-media technologies used for audio, video, screen capture and web conferencing.
  • High degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and possess a customer-service driven and team-oriented approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience,
    • Work independently or in a team with multiple constituencies,
    • Manage time and multiple projects simultaneously,
    • Set and accomplish goals,
    • Meet deadlines. 
  • Understanding of both Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and personally identifiable information (PII) guidelines.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

Experience with Blackboard 9.x Learning Management System. 

 

Additional Details

On-site position located on the UMass Amherst campus.

 

Work Schedule

Hours worked primarily M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some nights and weekends possible.

 

Salary Information

$28/hour.  This position does not carry benefits.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online:  http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/499807/departmental-assistant-educational-technology-support-specialist

Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three references.

 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

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Intern/Independent Study Opportunity, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard teaching hospital specializing in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. We are consistently rated in the top five (and often #1) in the country in our specialties. The library supports the entire MEE community, including doctors, researchers, nurses, allied health, administration, and patients.

The Howe Library would love to host a Simmons GSLIS student as an intern, or as part of an independent study program. We could host students in two areas:

 

  1. An Archives student. MEE began in 1824 as the Boston Eye Infirmary, initiated by two young doctors who decided to take it upon themselves to treat the eye diseases of the Boston poor at a free public clinic. The Abraham Pollen Archives contain the historical records and papers of the hospital, including Annual Reports from the 1800's to the present, many old case reports, an extensive photograph collection, an instrument collection, board records, and other hospital records.

 

  1. Any student interested in medical librarianship. We are a small two person library, so we have broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service (including systematic reviews), user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties. A student could get a very good idea of what the day to day responsibilities of a medical librarian would entail.

 

These would be un-paid positions, but could possibly be used for class credit for classes such as LIS 501 - Internship in Library and Information Science or LIS 502 - Archives Field Study.

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is conveniently located one block from the Charles/MGH station on the Red Line. The intern can set their own hours, within the hours of 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

 

If interested, please contact Library Director Louise Collins.

 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II.  


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

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs


Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public, especially children and their caretakers


Work Schedule:

Every Wednesday 9 AM -1 PM

Saturdays 1 PM - 5 PM


How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                                                               

Please forward your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in any of the following ways:

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492


Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019.

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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Archive Interns, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

In operation since 1974, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is the world's oldest and largest collection of archival, bibliographic and multimedia materials by and about lesbians and the lesbian experience.

 

We offer research assistance, tours, exhibits, programs, document delivery and events that are open to the public including the Lez Create bi-weekly workshop, Little Rainbows monthly story-time and a 3 month Lesbian Studies course each semester.  We are currently in the process of planning for World Pride and Stonewall 50 including a number of exhibits in conjunction with the New York Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Leslie-Lohman Museum & Special Collection based installations such as "Keeping On: Black Lesbian Lives" & "Salsa Soul Sisters". We are also developing a brand new website and searchable online catalog.

LHA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, non-profit educational organization that receives no government funding and is reliant upon private org/individual donors, volunteers and interns.

 

This summer we are looking for 10 interns to work on the following projects:

  • Photography Collection Inventory
  • Graphics Collection Cataloging & Imaging
  • LP Album Collection Cataloging & Preparation for Off-site Preservation Storage
  • Video Collection Cataloging & Preparation for Off-site Preservation Storage 
  • Button Collection Cataloging & Imaging

 

Internship Goals:

Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.  

 

Requirements:

  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week).
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)

 

LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to lha_interns@earthlink.net. Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Upper School Media Lead, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT

Due to the addition of a high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks an  Upper School Media Lead, Grades 9-12,  to start August 2019. This is a part-time position intended to work in tandem with the Maker Lead. The Media Lead will build capacity of faculty and students by pushing out to  support all. Successful candidates will possess content and pedagogical expertise and a dedication to collaboration across curriculum. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.

 

In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design Principles
  • Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroom
  • Cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
  • Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character development
  • Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and academic needs
  • Provides timely feedback to students, and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support in pursuit of each student's learning goals
  • Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations  
  • Facilitates and designs effective group/collaborative work and productive dialogue among students and teachers
  • Communicates effectively with students/families about classwork, learning goals and student progress
  • Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery
  • Ensures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning design
  • Collaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students
  • Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
  • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress toward mastery
  • Fosters student growth through structured opportunities for reflection, including Student-Led Conferences and Presentations of Learning
  • Provides opportunities for student engagement through "Voice and Choice"
  • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim
  • Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Educating students and faculty with regard to available and recommended media resources
  • Staying current with the publishing world as well as developments within the media field and sharing and using that knowledge accordingly to bolster our programming
  • Ordering and maintaining inventory of books in our library collection
  • Providing research support and guidance to students
  • Collaborative work with Library colleagues,  interdisciplinary faculty teams, Upper School faculty and staff, and the broader school community

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated professional competency
  • Experience with inquiry-based learning and/or project-based learning
  • A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education
  • Capacity to teach multiple disciplines/subject areas
  • Work experience outside of education
  • Mentoring or advising experience (with adolescents)
  • Athletic coaching experience valued and welcome
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences

 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

About Greenwich Country Day School

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The high school will be on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.

Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school's emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.

GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits; including housing support for academic faculty, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

 

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Call for Papers: Serving the Whole Person in GLAMS

The study of, and discourse around, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) has traditionally focused on cognitive processes in these institutions. This special issue of JALIA on 'Serving the Whole Person in GLAMs' seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about how these institutions serve the whole person. Drawing from the National Wellness Institute's (NWI) frame10work, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM contexts.


The classical idea of a library is of a space to exercise your mind. Museums too have been strongly positioned as sites of learning. And yet a growing body of literature suggests that libraries and museums, for example, are currently (Celano, Knapczyk, & 15Neuman, 2018; Goulding & Crump, 2017; Packer, 2008; Whiteman et al., 2018), and have been in the past (Buggeln, 2012; Stauffer, 2016), spaces that stimulate and support the body as well as the spirit. For example, in 2012, Minnesota public librarian Sara Zettervall opened up a conversation on what she calls 'whole person librarianship' based on interactions she was having with colleagues in the field of social work. The 20concept has since spread to studies of U.S. academic libraries (Lockman, 2015; Warner, 2016), particularly around how to serve the 'whole student' (e.g. Smith, Lock, & Webb, 2016). In archives, research on affect and the archives point to similar interests in how archives engage whole people (Cifor and Gilliland (2016). And in the museum context, there is an increasing interest in expanding the museum beyond its traditional learning 25walls, as a site for meaning-making, mindfulness (e.g. Smith & Zimmermann, 2017), healing (e.g. Silverman, 2010) and well-being (e.g. Chatterjee & Noble, 2016).


By bringing together work across the GLAM fields, this special issue seeks to stimulate discussion on how GLAMs serve the whole person. We are particularly interested in research, theoretical and empirical, and models on GLAMs as sites for 30the whole person (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual). Below are a few suggestions for submissions:


(1) Contemplative Practice, Mindfulness, Restoration in GLAMs 
(2) Play in GLAMs 
(3) Physical activity and fitness in GLAMs 35
(4) GLAMs as physical refuges from environmental threats 
(5) GLAMs as site of stress reduction and positive mental health
(6) GLAMs as Sacred and Profane Spaces

We invite contributions to this special issue that addresses these and other facets of how GLAM institutions serve the whole person. Research and evaluation of practice drawing 40on a wide range of methods is welcomed. JALIA traditionally publishes three article types: Peer reviewed full research papers, peer reviewed research-in-practice papers and editorially reviewed information-in-practice papers, and we will also entertain submissions in a variety of novel representational formats.


JALIA is the official journal of the Australian Library and Information Association and published by Taylor and Francis. Instructions for authors and a link to the journal's submission system are available from the JALIA's web pages here.


The JALIA editors encourage authors to post an open access version of the full text 50of the Accepted Manuscript (AM) version of their paper to an institutional or subject repository and if they wish also to personal or departmental websites, immediately upon publication. For more information see here.

 

References

Buggeln, G. (2012). Museum space and the experience of the sacred. Christ College Faculty Publications. Retrieved from http://scholar.valpo.edu/cc_fac_pub/10

Celano, D. C., Knapczyk, J. J., & Neuman, S. B. ( 2018). Public libraries harness the power of play. YC Young Children, 73(3), 68-74.

Chatterjee, H., & Noble, G. (2016). Museums, health and well-being. London: Routledge. Cifor, M., & Gilliland, A. J. (2016). Affect and the archives, archives and their affects: An introduction to the special issue). Archival Science, 16(1), 1-6.

Goulding, A., & Crump, A. ( 2017). Developing inquiring minds: Public library programming for babies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Public Library Quarterly, 36(1), 26-42.

Lockman, R. (2015). Academic librarians and social justice: A call to microactivism. College & Research Libraries News, 76(4), 193-194.

Packer, J. (2008). Beyond learning: Exploring visitors' perceptions of the value and benefits of 75museum experiences. Curator: The Museum Journal, 51(1), 33-54.

Silverman, L. H. (2010). The social work of museums. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=465568

Smith, J. S., & Zimmermann, C. (2017). The sanctuary series: Co-creating transformative museum experiences. Journal of Museum Education, 42(4), 362-368. 

Smith, S., Lock, M. B., & Webb, M. ( 2016, May). A library for the whole student: Creating a culture of health & wellness at your library. ACRL e-Learning Webcasts, Webinar.  

Stauffer, S. M. (2016). Supplanting the saloon evil and other loafing habits: Utah's librarygymnasium movement, 1907-1912. The Library Quarterly, 86(4), 434-448.

Warner, E. J. (2016). The power of encouragement: The role of Christian academic librarians in 85supporting the whole student. The Christian Librarian, 59(1), 13.

Whiteman, E. D., Dupuis, R., Morgan, A. U., D'Alonzo, B., Epstein, C., Klusaritz, H., & Cannuscio, C. C. (2018). Public libraries as partners for health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15, E64.

 

Contacts

For further information on this special issue please contact guest editors :

Kiersten F. Latham or Noah Lenstra

 

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Multiple Positions, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

Technical Information Specialist (Temporary Position)

Open: 04/30/2019-05/15/2019

Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

 

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking to fill a 6-month Technical Information Specialist (TIS), position in the Knowledge Services Group (KSG).   The temporary TIS will work under the direction of the Head of the Content Management and Data Analytics section in the Knowledge Services Group.  The position will assist with digitization efforts by performing quality control of materials digitized, uploading materials into CRS systems, creating and checking metadata, resolving data problems, and performing analysis of content and subject cataloging. The employee in this position may also aid in testing search and retrieval functionality, and verifying security restrictions.

 

Responsibilites:

  • Receiving and organizing electronic and paper CRS materials.
  • Conducting online searches to determine the current status of designated CRS materials.
  • Uploading digitized materials to CRS system using system user interfaces.
  • Inputting and updating metadata for CRSX materials based on instructions.
  • Performing quality assurance reviews of data base according to CRS standards.
  • Creating verbal and written briefings on status of projects.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Students currently pursuing a degree in Library and Information Science are encouraged to apply.

 

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Andrea Butts, abutts@crs.loc.gov, by May 15th that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position. Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

 

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Legislative Data Specialist (Temporary Position)

Open: 04/30/2019-05/17/2019

Salary:  $83,398 to $108,422 per year

 

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, works exclusively for the United States Congress providing non-partisan policy and analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. The Congressional and Information Publishing Division (CIP), in CRS, seeks a Legislative Data Specialist (GS-12) to support the senior members of the Congress.gov team in CIP.   

 

Responsibilities:

The Congressional and Information Publishing (CIP) division, in CRS, is seeking a Legislative Data Specialist, for a 6-month pilot initiative, to expose, curate, and document the provision of Congress.gov data through an API in support of specific data research and analytical requirements.  The work will be conducted under the leadership of senior members of CRS's Congress.gov team and will be accomplished, in large part, in partnership with CRS analysts and information professionals. The successful candidate will possess expertise and proven experience in data management, API's, scripting languages, and in integrating data with end-user visual and analytical tools.  

 

Minimum Qualifications - Demonstrated ability and experience to partner with, support, and instruct subject matter experts to:

  • Identify and extract data, including from API's, on a recurring basis using complex processes and automated tools where appropriate and/or merge or compile data from multiple sources.
  • Develop and use complex query scripts to further analyze and present results using end-user visual and analytical tools.
  • Develop and maintain best practices in the curation and management of data.
  • Recommend appropriate standard metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document and annotate data sets to enable their discovery and reuse.
  • Promote best practices and guidelines in documenting the data processing work performed on particular data sets.
  • Use statistical / qualitative analysis and data visualization tools.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with legislative information in a public policy context
  • Experience working with Congress.gov, SAS, Adobe Web Analytics, Confluence, R, Python, Java, and JSON

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. The work schedule is potentially comp-time, flextime, limited telework eligible, Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week. The desired start date for the position is June 10, 2019 (and potentially earlier). Interested candidates should email a cover letter expressing an interest in this opportunity, and a federal style resume that clearly demonstrates their qualifications including experience, education and training related to the required qualifications and duties listed above to: Dale Shirachi, dshirachi@crs.loc.gov, by May 17, 2019.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for a Research & Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team with an established culture of assessment and continuous improvement. The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for leading the instruction program for the Marydean Martin Library. The Research & Instruction Librarian will build relationships with campus stakeholders in order to contribute to the College's mission of increasing the success of our highly-diverse and largely-underserved student population.

 

Potential projects in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve in a leadership role to integrate the Library's teaching and learning program into the College's core curriculum
  • Lead a summer institute to guide instructors on evidence-based methods for creating effective research assignments
  • Create a flipped model of in-person library instruction, leveraging the benefits of active learning to improve student outcomes

 

The ideal candidate for this position will understand the value of building relationships with instructors to maximize library impact. They will be able to advocate for the value of the Library on a campus that is focused on making measurable improvements to student retention and graduation rates.

 

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the College as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.

 

NSC serves approximately 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

 

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the College and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

 

About the Marydean Martin Library

As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's largely first-generation, diverse, and underrepresented student population. This is achieved in a highly collaborative project-based work environment that aims for demonstrable improvements. We strongly recommend applying for this position if you are excited by the prospect of:

  • A culture of assessment that encourages experimentation and drives improvement
  • An energetic project-based work environment that is both reflective and results-oriented
  • Meaningful collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Library
  • A supportive work environment with the leading academic unit scores in a recent climate survey of campus employees

 

The Library regularly partners with instructors on course design, enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources, and collaborates with instructors to integrate technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the Library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides information literacy instruction and research services for students in designated subject areas (40%)
  • Provides leadership for the Library's information literacy program, working collaboratively with campus stakeholders to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum (30%)
  • Leads assessment of the library instruction program and student learning outcomes (10%)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with students, faculty, and other campus stakeholders

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing research and instruction services in an academic library
  • Experience leading information literacy initiatives in an academic library
  • Experience supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education
  • Experience assessing student learning
  • Creativity in problem-solving and enthusiasm for self-directed projects
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with campus stakeholders
  • Ability to work comfortably with ambiguity, to progress multiple priorities/projects simultaneously, and flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

 

Rank, Salary & Benefits

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budgeted salary for this position is $55,000, plus excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

 

To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. This position is open until filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

 

For questions about the position, please contact the Director of Library Services, Nathaniel King at: nathaniel.king@nsc.edu.

 

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

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Supervisor - Digital Metadata and Ingest, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship.

 

The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections.

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects.

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification.
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful.
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

 

To Apply

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/61090

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Part-Time), Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 30th

Closing Date: May 15th

Salary Range: $25.18-$31.21 per hour, commensurate with experience


The Woburn Public Library seeks a professional part-time Assistant Librarian to assist across all Library departments. S/he will participate in collection development, the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities across all knowledge areas, reference services, and reader's advisory.

Working closely with the whole library team, s/he will provide superior customer service, patron support, and lead/assist in the execution and delivery of a wide variety of programs and library services for the community we serve.   S/he will also participate in special library projects as required or necessary.

This is an exciting time of transition at the Woburn Public Library with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art library facility.  It is a time which offers many opportunities for new initiatives and innovative services.  


Qualifications:

  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative, willingness to learn and adapt
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, collaborative environment
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing programs for all ages
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Proven customer service skills with ability to work well with the public and other employees. 
  • Experience with PR, specifically with creating promotional material as well as social media engagement
  • Experience in the MLN system preferred. 
  • M.L.S. degree required
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to stand for several hours, move loaded book carts, and reach shelves with or without ladders/stools.


Bonus Points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Coding and Makerspace experience
  • Creative and performing arts experience


Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer.

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General Assistant (Part-Time), Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 30, 2019

Closing Date: May 15, 2019

Salary Range: $19.06-21.23 per hour, commensurate with experience


The Woburn Public Library seeks a part-time General Assistant to assist across all Library departments.  Working closely with the whole library team, S/he will provide superior customer service, patron support, and lead/assist in the execution and delivery of a wide variety of programs and library services for the community we serve. S/he will also participate in special library projects as required or necessary.


This is an exciting time of transition at the Woburn Public Library with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art library facility.  It is a time which offers many opportunities for new initiatives and innovative services.  


Qualifications:

  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative, willingness to learn and adapt
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, collaborative environment
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing programs for all ages
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Proven customer service skills with ability to work well with the public and other employees. 
  • Experience with PR, specifically with creating promotional material as well as social media engagement
  • Experience in the MLN system preferred. 
  • M.L.S. degree preferred
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to stand for several hours, move loaded book carts, and reach shelves with or without ladders/stools.


Bonus Points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Coding and Makerspace experience


Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer

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Youth Services Librarian, Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA

Whitman Public Library is a small public library in a welcoming community on the Commuter Rail approximately 30 miles from Boston.


Duties and Description:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing library programs and services for children ages 0-18, including storytimes, family activities and the Summer Reading Program.
  • Acting as the primary source for reference services, reader's advisory and bibliographic instruction for patrons ages 0-18.
  • Collection development of the Juvenile and Young Adult collections, under the supervision of the Director.
  • Performing daily activities and operations of the library, including but not limited to shelving, organization of book displays and circulation duties as needed.
  • Implementing outreach activities to local schools, homeschoolers, other town departments and local civic organizations.
  • Attending workshops to update skills relating to emerging technologies, network upgrades, and new or improved library services.
  • Maintaining an attractive and functional youth area.
  • Executing other related duties as assigned by the Director.


Qualifications:

  • MLA from ALA accredited program, applications from candidates still in school will be accepted.
  • At least three years of public library experience, and/or experience with children, including one year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature 
  • Knowledge of trends and programs for youth services 
  • Ability to identify community needs and develop services accordingly 
  • Ability to develop strong interactive community relationships with a focus on youth 
  • Experience using online catalogs, Internet, online databases, e-mail, office software and the ability to integrate technology into operations
  • High degree of motivation, flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Good organizational skills 
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to interact with patrons and staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Supervisory and professional skills requiring adherence to standards of accuracy, timeliness, tact and confidentiality


Physical requirements include ability to:

  • Position self to transport, shelve and retrieve materials from around the facility
  • Move up to 25lbs., or greater with assistance
  • Perform other efforts as identified with normal library work 


Salary:  

Position is unionized, and pay begins at 24.30 per hour. This position is a 35 hour work week which includes one - two evenings a week and roughly one - two Saturdays a month is required (or as programming needs dictate).  


Closing Date:

Position is open until filled. 


To Apply:

Please e-mail cover letter and resume as attachments to:

Marcie Walsh-O'Connor, Library Director

mwalsh-oconnor@ocln.org

 

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Summer 2019 Knowledge Management Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks, beginning June 3 through August 9,
2019. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program. Abt
Associates does not provide housing.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist business units in implementing their knowledge collection strategies
  • Assist with development and documentation of content health review processes
  • Assist with needs assessment and usability evaluation of KM platform


Department / Division Qualifications

  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program
  • Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in Information Management or Knowledge Management, and have familiarity with UI/UX design principles
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint desirable but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Program Minimum Qualifications

  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework (undergraduate candidates)
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply


To apply, please visit the following link. 

Questions? Please reach out to Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.


Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As
a paid Knowledge Management intern in the Centers and Knowledge Team, you will have the
opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and
learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of
expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship
program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development
opportunities, networking events, and a mentorship program. This position is located in Rockville, MD
or Cambridge, MA.

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to support Abt's library services. The Abt Research Library provides support to all of our employees around the world on their research and technical work. The paid internship will provide a great opportunity to learn about a variety of library activities and gain experience working with patrons in a specialized library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Respond to reference questions, literature searches and other research requests
  • Organization of Abt's print and digital collections
  • Support interlibrary loan retrievals

The intern will be given the opportunity to work with staff across Abt under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian.


Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library databases and some reference experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


To apply, please visit the following link. 

Questions? Please reach out to Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.


Opportunity

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

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Save the Date: Open Data Conference

San Jose State University's School of Information announces a Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). See conference details

Local, state and federal governments are releasing data - the public's data - in new ways. Property maps, 311 data, school quality information and census statistics - all of these are examples of open data that give people the tools they need to learn and advocate for their causes. This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You'll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you'll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community!

This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Register Here

to attend live and/or to receive the recording links afterward.

Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event.

 The call for proposals is open now.

 

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Conservation Technician, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

School/Unit: Harvard Library/Collections Care

Department: Preservation Services

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 35

Start and End Dates: June 3-August 30, 2019

Schedule: Monday-Friday, between 8am and 5pm


Summary

Under the supervision of the Collections Conservator and according to established treatment procedures and production standards, contributes to the conservation of general/circulating collections by performing the following duties:


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Constructs or modifies appropriate protective enclosures for fragile and/or vulnerable library materials. Uses established techniques that promote quality and productivity. Keeps accurate statistics on all treatments performed.
  2. Uses labeling program to create accurate labels for protective enclosures or books.
  3. Handles all materials in a manner consistent with preservation policies and established library practices.
  4. Performs routine laboratory maintenance procedures.
  5. Performs quality assurance checks on materials returning from the commercial library bindery.
  6. Demonstrates open and honest communication, an attitude of respect and inclusion, and a positive approach in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Participates in the resolution of problems.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Excellent communication skills required, both oral and written. Legible handwriting.
  • College degree preferred


Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Formal or on-the-job training in bookbinding or book conservation preferred
  • Capacity to read and interpret documents such as bibliographic data
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and precision in a production setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively, initiate and adapt to change, and be flexible
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness and attention to detail
  • Experience with MS Windows-based software preferred


Physical Demands

  • Regularly lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Ability to handle sharp tools and small instruments, work in a fume hood, climb step stools and small ladders, and operate heavy equipment (board shears, book presses, power cutters, etc.)
  • Use of appropriate safety measures, as tasks may involve exposure to dust and mold or the use of light solvents
  • Standing for extended periods and/or bending, walking, and sitting
  • Ability in close vision and color vision
  • Routine use of photocopiers, scanners, and computers


Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in one of multiple conservation spaces
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Exposure to dust and mold possible


To apply, send cover letter and resume to ltelepak@fas.harvard.edu.

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

 

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Archives/Special Collections Intern, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum seeks an archival intern for the summer of 2019 to assist with an inventory of its special collections. The intern will be responsible for inventorying the Museum's archival collection (6 linear feet) which include family papers, diaries, account books, photographs, and other ephemera. This project will also incorporate updates to finding aids and the accessioning of new account books recently acquired. The intern will also assist in curating and digitizing select highlights from the Nichols Family Papers. Interns are asked to assist with tours and applicants should be comfortable speaking in front of visitor groups. 


This internship is well-suited for students pursuing advanced degrees in library and information science. Students of history, museum studies, material culture studies, and other related fields may be considered provided they have experience working with archival collections. 


This internship requires a minimum commitment of 7 hours per week and is an unpaid opportunity. 


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lcunningham@nicholshousemuseum.org

 

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Marketing Intern, Simmons Dining Services, Boston, MA

Position Description

The marketing intern will assist in marketing plan development, graphic design, meal plan / declining balance sales, and research.


Reporting Relationships: Reports to Dining Managers and District Marketing Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Marketing or Hospitality Major, Strong Communication Skills, Creativity, Financial Analysis, Social Media Marketing, Computer Skills, Basic Graphic Design, Effective Multi-Tasking, Sales, Current Student of the University


Leadership Competencies

            Business Acumen: Demonstrates understanding of business principles

            Leveraging Differences: Seeks to leverage different working styles to accomplish the best possible business results; Actively seeks and considers diverse perspectives

            Organizational Collaboration: Cooperates as a team member and collaborates with others

            Disciplined Execution: Manages multiple priorities and tasks; Takes initiative


Key Responsibilities

  • Assists the Dining Team in driving participation, traffic and sales in residential and retail locations through development and execution of events and promotions, working with foodservice staffs to insure implementation, and the post-activity analysis.
  • Is an active participant on the Food Service Advisory Board or Food Service Committee.
  • Acts as an ambassador for Dining Services by participation in dining events and meal plan and declining balance campaigns, helping to conduct secret shops and focus groups; providing general, informal solicitation of student feedback; and supporting the business office.
  • Maintains Aramark's Social Media marketing platform by developing a strategy that is clear, concise, and meaningful; implementing measurable posts; and working closely with Dining's leadership.
  • Conducts research for various projects throughout the academic year, including data collection regarding traffic patterns, competitive analysis, catering, and retail, customer service surveys, intercept surveys, and DiningStyles surveys.


Hourly Rate: TBD

Length of Internship: 10 weeks

Contact:  Richard Cody, Simmons Dining Services

Cody-richard@aramark.com

 

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Call for Submissions and Nominations: ASIS&T SIG-HFIS 2019 Bob Williams History Awards

The ASIS&T History and Intellectual Foundation special interest group (SIG-HFIS) seeks submissions and nominations for the 2019 Bob Williams History Awards. There are two awards: the Bob Williams Research Grant and the Bob Williams Research Paper Award.


Please read the following information carefully as the eligibility criteria and submission requirements have changed for 2019:


The Bob Williams Research Grant will be given for the best research proposal submission. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed. The grant consists of funding of up to USD 2,000 along with a certificate signed by the chair of ASIS&T SIG HFIS.

The submission must meet the following qualifications:

  • All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominees and nominators need not be ASIS&T members.
  • Applicants who have received funding from a Bob Williams Research Grant in the past five years are not eligible to apply.
  • Winners need not be present at the ASIS&T annual meeting.
  • Submissions must be in English.


Award winners shall be selected by a jury appointed by SIG HFIS. The Chair of SIG-HFIS serves as the Chair of this jury. The Jury shall make one award or none, but reserves the right to designate runners-up, if the quality of the entries so merit.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the central topic or question to be researched to the history of information science and technology
  • Novelty of and need for proposed research
  • Potential to spark further research and/or implications for practice
  • Quality of research design, including feasibility and methodology


Proposals must include:

  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages)
  • a brief curriculum vitae (no more than 2 pages);
  • Research proposal (no more than 5 pages total), including:
    • the central topic or question to be researched;
    • an extended abstract;
    • qualifications of the researcher;
    • and a budget detailing how the funds will be expended. All funds must be expended by June 30 of the year following awarding of the grant.

The winner(s) will be acknowledged with a certificate presented by the Chair of SIG HFIS during the SIG business meeting at the ASIS&T annual meeting. Attendance at the annual meeting is highly encouraged, but not required. Funding of up to USD 2,000 will be distributed by SIG HFIS in coordination with ASIS&T headquarters.



The Bob Williams Research Paper Award will be given for the best research paper nominated. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed. This award provides a prize of up to USD 500 along with a certificate signed by the chair of ASIS&T SIG HFIS.

The nomination must meet the following qualifications:

  • All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered.
  • The paper may have been previously published or submitted to a journal.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominated authors need not be ASIS&T members.
  • Authors who have received the Bob Williams Paper Award in the previous year are not eligible for nomination.
  • Winners need not be present at the ASIS&T annual meeting.
  • Submissions must be in English.


Award winners shall be selected by a jury appointed by SIG HFIS. The Chair of SIG-HFIS serves as the Chair of this jury. The Jury shall make one award or none, but reserves the right to designate runners-up, if the quality of the entries so merit.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the central topic or question to the history of information science and technology
  • Significance of the central topic or question
  • Presentation of the relevant literature
  • Appropriateness of methodology and effectiveness of its application
  • Quality of argumentation and analysis
  • Potential to spark further research and/or implications for practice
  • Clarity of writing


Nominations must include:

  • A cover letter addressing how the paper contributes to the history of information science and technology;
  • A current CV/Resume of the author; and
  • The paper, carrying no author identification.

The winner(s) will be acknowledged with a certificate presented by the Chair of SIG HFIS during the SIG business meeting at the ASIS&T annual meeting. Attendance at the annual meeting is highly encouraged, but not required. A prize of USD 500 will be distributed by SIG HFIS in coordination with ASIS&T headquarters.


Submissions and nominations for the awards should be emailed to the SIG-HFIS chair at sighfis@gmail.com.

Submissions and nominations are due on May 15, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. US Pacific Time.

 

 

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Resource Center Assistant, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP), a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center.

We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. Additional tasks may include database cleanup, link-checking, and software application testing.  This will be a job-sharing position with another Resource Center Assistant working Mon, Tue and Thu.  Training will be provided.


Job title: Resource Center Assistance

Reports to: Resource Center Manager

Hours, Non-exempt/part time, 10-16 hours per week, working on Wednesdays and Fridays

Compensation: $12-17/hour based on experience


Essential qualifications:

  • Good computer and Internet skills
  • Knowledge of basic MS Excel functions and experience using Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for organization and recordkeeping
  • Willingness to perform repetitive tasks, including manual compilation of book/disc training modules
  • Experience working in a professional office setting
  • Ability to move boxes of books, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.  Ability to stand on step-stool to shelve books.
  • Strong customer service skills in personal, phone and email communications


Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in library circulation, technical services, or a similar position is desirable.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates studying for a career in library science.


Minimum education:

High school diploma or GED


What we can offer you:

  • Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.
  • A flexible schedule - you can work between 5-8 hours on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Possibility of paid conference attendance.
  • Perfect for a student or recent graduate.


To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Cara Marcus, Resource Center Manager, cmarcus@nationalrtap.org. Position open until filled.


For more information about National RTAP, visit www.nationalrtap.org. We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

National RTAP does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

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Borrower Services Assistant, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Forbes Library, Northampton's public library, is looking for a friendly and energetic person to work in our bustling Borrower Services Department for 20 hours/week. This would include Mondays from 9am-5pm during the summer and from 1pm-9pm rest of year, Wednesday afternoons, and additional hours to be scheduled.

 

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer services skills and have experience working with diverse populations. The individual will assist patrons in the use of library services, facilities and equipment, interprets library policies to patrons and involves all operations related to circulation of library materials while delivering an excellent customer service experience.

 

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail, professional attitude, reliability and organizational ability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with enthusiasm, initiative, and a cheerful disposition.
  • Ability to multitask and process materials in a timely manner.
  • Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy.
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working in a public library, familiarity with CW MARS and Evergreen, knowledge of/interest in library technology.

 

Working Conditions

Considerable public and staff contact at busy circulation desk. Sometimes lifts and/or transports objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds, up to 50 pounds; pushes or pulls carts loaded with materials; retrieves and/or shelves objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds from all shelving areas. Possible exposure to dust, newsprint, mold, etc. Extended periods of standing or sitting may be required.

 

Salary/Benefits:

Grade 3: $13.99 to $16.61/hour. Health insurance; prorated vacation, sick, and personal time. Closing date: May 13, 2019

 

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Lisa Downing, Library Director, Forbes Library, via email at jobs@forbeslibrary.org

 

About Northampton:

Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources.

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Call for Proposals: HICSS-53 Minitrack: Human-Robot Interactions

HICSS-53, January 8-10, 2020
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Mini-track Title: Human-Robot Interactions
General Research Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

*This is new mini-track that has been add for HICSS 53.*

Robots are increasingly being adopted in private and public spaces, leading to a proliferation of human‒robot interactions in the home, workplace, and other public settings. Robots in the home are performing household chores and acting as home companions and home health care providers. Robots at work are fulfilling traditional human roles in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing, serving as both co- workers and supervisors. Robots are also being utilized as tour guides, janitors, and security officers in public spaces such as museums and airports. Although these interactions are often collaborative, they are by no means always cooperative.

Robot interactions with humans across this array of roles and settings pose interesting questions to scholars in various fields such as information systems, robotics, psychology, and sociology. Interaction with robots is distinct from that with other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technologies in that robots have a physical body that allows them to manifest physical actions. People cannot only talk to robots but also touch and be touched by robots. This distinguishes interactions with robots from interactions with disembodied AI agents, such as voice agents like Siri by Apple and Alexa by Amazon. Thus, research on human‒robot interaction can differ significantly from that of human interaction with disembodied AI agents.

The minitrack welcomes research papers that explore human‒robot interaction and robot design at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This minitrack also covers human‒robot interaction as much as possible beyond the notion of "robots as teammates." Thus, we encourage submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The role of adoption and appropriation in human‒robot interactions
  • Empirical studies examining the cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The role of robot attractiveness on human‒robot interaction
  • Ethics on human‒robot interactions
  • Social-emotional models of human‒robot interaction
  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • Human-oriented practices that promote human‒robot interactions
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions


Important Dates:

Submission Opens: April 15, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. HST
Notice of Acceptance: August 17, 2019


Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, you@hec.fr 
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, lprobert@umich.edu 

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science Journal

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to information--freedom and censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.


Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Nonetheless, access to information is frequently challenged and curtailed, through government, private, or individual actions; many of these acts may be considered censorship (depending upon one's definition of censorship).


Censorship, freedom of speech, and access to information have long been central concerns of library and information science. Various themes in our contemporary society suggest that these themes are especially relevant and significant now: the breadth of technological platforms and their ability/ willingness to censor individuals and particular viewpoints; the rise of far right and totalitarian governments across many nations and regions; the increasing attention paid to data privacy and the right to be forgotten; government and corporate surveillance and data aggregation; and a sense of resignation or complacency with regard to these trends.


Find the call at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1931

The guest editor welcomes diverse perspectives on this theme, broadly conceived. Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.


How to Submit:

Abstracts should be sent to Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com) before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics' high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor
  • Efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology
  • No publication fees
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions

The deadline to submit full papers is October 31st, 2019.

 

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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT

Division:  Superior Court

Class Definition:  This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade. 

Supervision Exercised:  May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

 

Examples of Duties: 

  • Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science
  • Provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons
  • Maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, looseleaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning
  • Explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases
  • Describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files
  • Searches catalog files and shelves to locate information
  • Assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures
  • Ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials
  • May supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian
  • May develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases
  • May participate in the deacquisitions process
  • May monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections
  • May provide library orientation tours
  • May assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials
  • May compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning
  • Participates in special projects as assigned
  • Acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:  

  • Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation
  • Knowledge of library administration principles and techniques
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills; computer skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

 

Experience and Training

General Experience:  A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.

 

Substitutions Allowed:  Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

 

A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.

 

Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.

 

Primary work location is Hartford; may be required up to two days a week to work at other locations. 

 

Starting Salary $62,080 - plus benefits

For complete information regarding the position and to apply, please go to https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/ .  Applications must be received by May 13, 2019. 

Please note:   Applicants should reference posting number 19-1000-040.

 

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MPH Graduate Assistant, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Simmons Master of Public Health Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the ongoing growth and operations of this new online graduate program focused on advancing health equity. The student will work 12-15 hours per week, and will report to Dr. Shelley White, MPH Program Director and Professor Verma-Agrawal, MPH Assistant Program Director.


The position will involve, but will not be limited to: project management, communications and program support (i.e. compiling and design of reports and accreditation materials, preparation of marketing materials); program research (i.e. gathering data on curricula, accreditation requirements, learning frameworks, etc.); and administrative supports and meeting management (i.e. scheduling, notetaking, hospitality, etc.). This position offers the exciting opportunity to learn about and support the operations of new educational programming, and to support the advancement of public health, health equity, and social justice.


The position will begin as a summer post, from May-August of 2019, with potential for future or continuing work hours in the fall, contingent upon program needs and student performance as a Graduate Assistant and in the student's graduate program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses (8 credits) and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.


Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with technology and research methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat (working knowledge of Publisher or similar software would be a plus)
  • Ability to provide support to multiple faculty members
  • Professionalism in working with faculty and staff and in managing confidential matters


To Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Shelley White at shelley.white@simmons.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Head - Business/SPEA Information Commons, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The IU Libraries at Bloomington are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Head, Business/SPEA Information Commons at the Indiana University Libraries Bloomington.

 

Reporting to the Head of Social Sciences, the Head of the Business/School of Public and Environmental Affairs Information Commons will serve as the primary contact and library liaison to faculty, students, and staff of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).  This position will supervise a staff of one librarian, one professional staff member, and two full-time support staff members who oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility and provide core services such as reference, circulation, some instruction, and reserves. 

 

The Head of the Business/SPEA Information Commons will be heavily involved in outreach, teaching, and instructional and research support. In addition, this position will be responsible for managing library collection funds.  This position works in close collaboration with library colleagues in the Social Sciences department and within the Research & Learning division, and is a member of the Libraries Managers Roundtable.

 

Responsibilities

  •  Provide vision and strategy for the Information Commons and manage its collections, services, and personnel
  • Lead the Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel in proactive engagement with constituents in order to anticipate and meet needs
  • Develop and manage relationships and explore and maximize partnerships within the Kelley School of Business, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the IU Libraries system to facilitate problem solving and patron success and position the Libraries for new and sustained viability
  • Learn and understand the continually evolving research practices and teaching needs of those in the Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to promote the Business/SPEA Information Commons and its space, services, and collections
  • Create and deliver business-focused library offerings that address university and library strategic initiatives and support user success
  • Contribute to academic course development by providing instructional consultations and teaching support for faculty partners
  • Provide research support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large
  • Serve as a resource for librarians and library staff in queries related to the Business/SPEA Information Commons and the disciplines therein
  • Develop print and electronic collections that meet patron needs and Library philosophies and specifications
  • Apply knowledge of information sources, platforms, and vendors related to Business, Economics, and SPEA disciplines
  • Supervise Business/SPEA Information Commons personnel and provide regular support, evaluations, and development opportunities
  • Ensure the continual development of facilities' policies and management

 

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS)
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for business, public affairs, environmental sciences, or other related social sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in pedagogy, information literacy instruction, and assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online research support
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

 

Preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in an academic or research library strongly preferred
  • Knowledge or experience with developing and evaluating services and spaces
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. 

This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

To Apply

Applications received by Friday, May 31, 2019, will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Lending Services Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work in the Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons on the Charlestown campus.  

This position is for up to 18.5 hours per week and includes evening shifts.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online. 
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.
  • Assist Lending Services Coordinator with course reserves and other Lending Services functions as needed

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.).
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work this position's specific schedule
  • Proven ability to provide information literacy workshops for students and faculty.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS 
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vpi30887@bhcc.mass.edu.


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Digital Archivist Consultant, UNESCO, Paris, France

The Archives of UNESCO is looking for a Digital Archivist Consultant to join its team. We are a group of dedicated archivists and records managers that love challenges, enjoy using our knowledge of archival theory and practice in creative and new ways, and work collaboratively with staff across UNESCO including IT. In particular, we are looking for an archivist with knowledge and skill in functional analysis for the purpose of electronic records and archives management. The incumbent should

  • Provides vision, focus, and leadership for digital preservation activities within the Organization.
  • Surveys the current digital landscape at the Secretariat, including digitized collections, born-digital files on current and legacy media, and other born-digital materials.
  • Develops and documents policies, workflows, and procedures for accessioning, processing, describing, preserving, and providing access to digital records.
  • Applies said workflows and procedures to born-digital material acquired from the Organization's internal records, legacy media in existing hybrid collections
  • Contribute to planning and developing a digital preservation strategy.
  • Establishes standards for integrating born-digital material into finding aids and catalog records.
  • Trains existing staff on the born-digital procedures and assists in their execution of the new procedures.
  • Promotes digital preservation within UNESCO.

 

This is a short-term position with the possibility for extension and transition to open-ended employment. Deadline for application is May 10, 2019.

Please send your resume to Adama Aly PAM, Chief archivist at a.pam@unesco.org.

 

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Part-Time Metadata Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a metadata assistant for a part-time temporary position. The assistant will create and enhance MODS records for the library's digital collection of texts and images. The work will include creating descriptive MODS metadata via spreadsheets as part of the digitization workflow, and creating/enhancing MODS XML metadata using Oxygen. The position requires some experience in MODS and Oxygen, and knowledge of LCSH and name authorities. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent
  • Experience with MODS and Oxygen
  • Knowledge of LSCH and name authorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills

 

Hours:

10-17 hours a week.  Hours can be flexible, but must fall between 9AM and 5PM, Monday-Friday.

 

Pay Rate: $14 per hour

 

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Hudner at s.hudner@northeastern.edu.

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

 

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Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 25, 2019

Closing Date: May 8, 2019

Salary Range: 82,000-92,000

 

The Woburn Public Library is seeking a brilliant, self-motivated, articulate, and collaborative professional to step up and manage Woburn Public Library's Technology and UX as well as develop its service infrastructure with the goal of maximizing community utilization and engagement. This 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 Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation 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, automation of materials processing and handling, technology projects, and programs designed to improve the overall user experience of the Library. The focus will be on streamlining the customer/user experience so people may spend more time engaging with and utilizing our facility than figuring out how it works.

 

Reporting directly to the Library Director, the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation will take an active role in identifying areas for improvements in customer engagement, operational efficiency, and community utilization. S/he will participate in the formulation of library policies regarding the implementation and use of emerging General Purpose Technologies (AI, Blockchain, VR, AR, etc.) in the public library setting. S/he 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 Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation will have general oversight of the library processes as they impact the library's ability to deliver a phenomenal user experience to the community, 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 & STEAM activities and other emerging areas of need.  

 

The position is additionally responsible for systems administration at the Woburn Public Library and assists in the oversight of the facility. Recommends, implements, and manages the Library's information and support technology needs including servers, local area network, wireless networking, internet access, staff and public computer workstations and devices, and printers and other peripheral hardware and software.

  • Maintains liaison with vendors and City's IT department.
  • Monitors and tracks technology project and line-item budgets and expenditures. 

 

Under the general supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director, the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation participates in administrative, professional, and supervisory duties. This position will have responsibility for the training and supervision of employees with regard to use and integration of technology into all services, collections, public engagement strategies, outreach, and spaces of the public library.

  • Trains staff in the operation of library technology. 
  • Recommends changes in staffing requirements to meet changing schedules and transforming user experiences.     
  • Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or necessary.

 

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

Prior experience managing a Makerspace and with the integration of VR, AR, and other emerging GPTs, into public service environments

● Kindness, patience, and flexibility  

● Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, ability and backgrounds.

● MLS degree required

 

To Apply:

Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director, at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer

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Consulting and Training Services Director, Massachusetts Library System (MLS), Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) seeks an experienced leader, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic library advocate to guide the development and implementation of consulting and training services to more than 1,600 multi-type libraries throughout Massachusetts. This vacancy was created by the promotion of the current Consulting and Training Services Director to Executive Director.

The Massachusetts Library System operates out of two offices, in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.

Massachusetts libraries are champions in resource sharing with a long history of strong collaboration. The MLS is a key player among the stakeholders who advocate for and strive to develop libraries and library services in the Commonwealth. The Consulting and Training Services Director will lead a talented team of trainers, project managers, and support staff and work closely with the Executive Director and as a member of the Leadership Team.

Download the Consulting and Training Services Director position description.  https://www.masslibsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/Consulting-Training-Director.docx

 

This position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by May 31, 2019. Please provide a letter of application, resume, salary expectations, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Consulting and Training Services Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

 

About the Massachusetts Library System (MLS)

Our mission states: "The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts." The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession's core values: diversity, inclusion, equity of access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.

Our organization was formed by the merger of six regional library systems in 2010. We were one of many groups of regional library systems that merged at that time as a result of that economic downturn. MLS is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation governed by a 15-member Executive Board, which is elected by the membership. MLS is funded chiefly by state appropriations through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and that funding has been slowly increasing since 2010 and exceeds $7.3 million per year. Current staffing stands at 25 FTE.

MLS has two offices; in Marlborough and in Northampton. Our Marlborough office is located 30 miles west of Boston (a thriving, rich cultural and historic city) and 18 miles east of Worcester (an emerging city with a growing cultural and business scene) in a suburban office park with easy highway access from I-495 and I-90 and outside the major rush hour traffic issues of the Boston area. Our Northampton office is located 20 miles north of Springfield in a thriving, lively city, in a bedroom community to UMASS/Amherst, and close to a major highway. Both locations offer a comfortable office with support, a meeting room, and modern training facilities.

 

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state* in the country. We like to think that our libraries have a lot to do with that. More people visit Massachusetts libraries in a year than attend the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics games combined!

When people are not visiting their libraries, they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science, and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts, and a hundred more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

*(https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/11/the-top-states-to-get-an-education-in-america-in-2017.html)

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Closed-Captioning Specialist and Moodle Production Support, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Supervisor: Courtney Bohr

Department: Simmons Online

Ext: x2648

Note: This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2020 or later


Duties and Responsibilities:

There are three components to this position:

1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty

2. Caption video content

3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production


Job Tasks:

Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:

  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment


Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). No prior experience with Camtasia or Moodle is required. Must be able to type a minimum of 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.


Hours: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)


Pay Rate: $20 per hour


Contact: Apply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to Courtney Bohr at bohr@simmons.edu.

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Records and Retention Summer Intern, Draper, Cambridge, MA

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

 

Responsibilities

Draper seeks a Summer student Intern to organize a large legacy report collection and make it accessible to Draper employees. Reporting to the Records and Information Manager and working closely with the Records Specialist, the Intern will work 15 hours per week, June through August. Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program for the Fall semester.

The Report Cataloger will:

  • Inspect each item in FS5
  • Correct misnamed folders and files
  • Determine distribution level
  • Move and link the corresponding report for that metadata into a Collab site 

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:   Must have experience.   

  • Enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS Degree program
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality control is essential
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Familiarity with SharePoint and Microsoft Windows and Outlook environment
  • Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes
  • Must pass a background check
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging or other metadata entry preferred 

 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

Security Requirement:     Student must be a US citizen.  Background check will be performed.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

 

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Director of Research and Instructional Support, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the key leadership position of Director of Research and Instructional Support (RIS).

 

Position Summary

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of LITS, the Director of RIS will join a collaborative leadership team. The team is committed to building on each other's insight, experience, and expertise from across library, information, and technology areas to ensure LITS is responsive to the community, aligned with the College's mission and goals, and continually seeking ways to learn and improve. The Director of RIS will be excited by the opportunities and challenges ahead in the intertwined and rapidly evolving spheres of libraries, technology, and pedagogy and eager to lead a synergistic team of highly collaborative librarians and instructional technology professionals in providing both resources and services that promote the College's mission and vision.

 

Primary Position Responsibilities

    1. Inspire, lead and support the RIS team to be a high performing, collaborative, forward-looking "team of teams" and support the managers of Research Services, Digital Pedagogy, Collections and Scholarly Communications and the Language Resource Center in fostering an environment of innovation and user-centered engagement while balancing sustainability and a planful vision that furthers excellence in teaching, learning and research.
    2. Share leadership of LITS's organizational development to identify innovative and sustainable services, practices, and resources to advance the college's mission and goals.  
    3. Work to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
    4. Be an effective and open communicator, advocate for RIS, and conduit in multiple directions for questions, needs, and innovative ideas and work to strengthen collaborations across the campus community through active promotion of the rich resources and services available through LITS.
    5. Plan and manage the RIS budget, including supporting the Librarian for Collection Development and the Associate Director in managing the budget for the library's collections.
    6. Actively seek opportunities for collaboration within the Five College consortium and across other peer, disciplinary, and professional networks in areas that resonate with institutional priorities such as data science and visualization, blended learning, open access, and digital humanities as well as a major project to transition to a next generation library system (FOLIO).
    7. Lead a continuous process of assessment and data-driven decision-making to ensure the RIS department's efforts are advancing the College's evolving teaching, learning, and research goals.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • While an advanced  degree in a field related to the position is preferred (such as Library and Information Science, Education, or Instructional Design), we welcome otherwise qualified candidates with credentials and experience that support the requirements of the position.
  • A significant record of successful team-based leadership, managerial, strategic planning, project management, and supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledgeable in effective learning theories and pedagogical practices and assessment especially within a liberal arts college context; in the realm of academic libraries, collections, and information literacy frameworks; and, in the application of technology to enhance effective teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively and build strong productive relationships with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others across the organization and consortium. Active listener with the ability to understand and balance the needs of various constituent groups and reconcile competing priorities and limited resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through evidence of having expanded services, programs, collections, and/or staff demographics in support of DEI.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for others' growth and success. Ability to inspire and foster innovation and to lead and guide change. Creativity, flexibility, and a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment.

 

Desired Experience

We are actively building an organization that values the following skills and abilities. We want to talk with candidates who see themselves broadly reflected below:

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;
  • embraces meaningful change; 
  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment; 
  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively; 
  • leads initiatives from inception to implementation and successfully advocates for resources;
  • understands instructional design, library, information, and technology services in an academic setting; 
  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels; 
  • prioritizes individuals' rights to privacy and confidentiality; and 
  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

 

To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full position. To apply in confidence please email a resume and cover letter to risdirector@itleadersearch.com.  Nominations and inquiries may be made by contacting Next Generation Executive Search Managing Partners Phil Goldstein at philgodstein@itleadersearch.com or Mary Beth Baker at mbobaker@itleadersearch.com.

 

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Head - IT Service Strategy & Delivery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Libraries  

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

 

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS) is one of five departments in the Research & Learning Services portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 16 staff: 5 librarians, 10 professional staff, and 1 classified staff organized in 4 units. Staff in the department provide collaborative leadership and support for accessibility, development and web services (including user experience), digital collections and repositories, resource discovery and library management systems, GIS, the Libraries' technology infrastructure, service strategy and delivery, and user support.

We are a collaborative environment, and ITS & DS staff partner with colleagues throughout the Libraries, across campus, and beyond on projects and initiatives to support the University's mission, which is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge. ITS & DS strongly identifies with the Libraries' values of user-centered approaches, collaboration, equity, creativity, and sustainability.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Libraries' Director of Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies, the Head of IT Service Strategy & Delivery is a librarian who manages system-wide technology projects, identifies creative solutions to daily and strategic technology challenges, and supervises and evaluates staff in ITS & DS assigned to this unit. With other unit heads in the department, this position is responsible for ensuring that the services delivered by Libraries ITS & DS meet appropriate levels of quality, availability, and accessibility and assists with the management of the department. We are a highly collaborative environment, and ITS & DS in particular works closely across all departments and units within the Libraries. The incumbent participates in the planning, development, and implementation of the Libraries distributed computing environment, with an emphasis on services to the public and to Libraries' staff.

Guided by the Libraries' mission, vision, values, and strategic plan, the work is non-routine and requires collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and diplomacy. This position exercises independence, sound judgment, and leadership in overseeing large, complex, distributed, and high-profile projects. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who possesses a broad understanding of the factors that contribute to successful technology implementations within higher education and libraries. A strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; willingness to learn; creative approach to problem solving; and ability to communicate with staff at all levels is required.

Characteristic duties for the successful candidate include: coordinate development of the library's nascent IT service catalog, serve as the Libraries' representative to the UW Student Technology Fee Committee, coordinate technology support for the UW Press, assist with the development of a communications plan, and develop a more formalized process and workflow for the ingest of new work.

More information about the department can be found at https://www.lib.uw.edu/itsds/

 

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages the daily service activities of Libraries' Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies. Supports staff in the department and external stakeholders to ensure public and staff technology needs are met. This is achieved through appropriate communication, project oversight and management, and identifying creative solutions for a wide range of operational needs.
  • Contributes to the management of ITS & DS, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Supervises staff of the unit. Recommends hiring and termination of staff; ensures that staff receive appropriate training and supervision, and the support they need to excel at their jobs. As required, may direct or oversee the work of other staff in the department.
  • Assumes a leadership role in evaluating the technology needs of end-users and library staff. Participates in the prioritization, design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate and accessible solutions to meet those needs. Consults and collaborates with stakeholders as needed.
  • Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities, and events.
  • Participates in Libraries- or University-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of ITS & DS to Libraries and campus stakeholders.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively.

 

Rank

Position will be at rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, https://www.lib.uw.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view

 

Benefits

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

 

Salary

$60,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

Anticipated Start Date

While we hope to fill the position by August 2019, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science or information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum one year post-graduate experience with a strong foundation in library technology principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated awareness of technologies commonly used in academic libraries as well as the ability to evaluate their strengths/weaknesses.  
  • Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to work with colleagues and users who possess varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and effective working relationships are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, including evidence of ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to write clear technical and procedural documentation.

Preferred

  • Successful supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with web standards, accessibility, and practices (WCAG 2.1, Section 508, etc.).
  • Experience in an academic research library.
  • Familiarity and/or experience with IT service management principles.
  • Familiarity or experience with ContentDM, DSpace, Hyrax/Samvera, ESRI ArcGIS, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, Plone, and/or similar services.
  • Familiarity with vendor negotiation and/or software licensing.

 

Application Instructions

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 31, 2019. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time, through the following link.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*

 

*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.

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

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

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Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services, SAILS Library Network, Lakeville, MA

The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services oversees the development, maintenance and enhancement of the bibliographic databases and digital collections supported by SAILS, including digital archives, electronic resource collections, serials, and acquisitions. The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services collaborates with the Executive Director, SAILS user groups, and the SAILS Board in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. This position reports to the Executive Director.  

 

Responsibilities

    Bibliographic Services

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives in relation to Network's strategic directions

  • Establish cataloging priorities consistent with client-service expectations

  • Supervise Cataloging Services staff, their training, evaluation, and development

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing cataloging procedures and practices for all types of print and nonprint formats.

  • Keep abreast of cataloging rules, local/national standards and trends, as well as emerging technologies through reading, webinars, trainings, conference attendance, etc

  • Manages the loading and quality control for all vendor supplied records and data.

  • Oversees batch loading and global editing of database records.

  • Troubleshooting issues in the ILS for cataloging, serials, and acquisitions-related.

 

    SAILS Digital & Electronic Collections

  • Provide leadership and expertise for projects involving metadata for digital objects

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing metadata procedures and practices for the SAILS Digital Media Archives System.

  • Serve as liaison with member libraries to promote participation in the SAILS Digital History Collection.

  • Promote Digital History Collection and serve as liaison with statewide and national digitization groups.

  • Oversees the development and support of SAILS electronic resource collections, including those that are SAILS-wide collections and those that are available to a subset of libraries through a group subscription.

  • Provide training and documentation for SAILS digital and electronic collections.

  • Serve as consultant to vendors and member libraries for implementation and support.

 

    Training/Support

  • Develops appropriate documentation for member libraries on how to enter bibliographic data into the SAILS databases.

  • In conjunction with the Network Cataloger, develops the format and content of appropriate cataloging workshops for SAILS libraries.

  • Provide onsite assistance and consulting services to new member libraries.

  • Serve as backup support for other functional areas of the ILS on an as needed basis.



    Administrative

  • Staff liaison to network and out-of-network committees as assigned

  • Participate in the annual budgeting process.

  • Advise and assist in the implementation and planning of grant proposals.

  • Participates as a member of the Network Management team which consists of the Executive Director and Assistant Director for Technology Services.

 

    Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum 5 years) in a consortia setting.  

  • Experience should include original cataloging, using AACR2 and RDA, Dublin Core, and LCSH; proficiency with computer technology, OCLC, and the cataloging component of an integrated library system; knowledge of cataloging standards for digital formats; familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards.

  • Knowledge of emerging information technology trends in libraries is required.

  • Knowledge of trends in electronic resource licensing, purchase models, access methods, and copyright is required.

  • A strong service orientation and the ability to work in a collegial manner with other libraries are essential.

  • Supervisory experience managing cataloging operations in a library consortium required.

  • Experience with Symphony Workflows is highly desirable.

  • Proven written and oral communications and group facilitation skills, sensitivity to different learning styles and strong public service philosophy required.  

  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team. Flexibility in a continually changing environment.  

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle with current insurance coverage.

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services. Position will remain open until filled. 

 

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Head of Children's Services, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

The Patten Free Library, located in Bath, Maine, is a private non-profit library that serves the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich.  (Total population served is 14,932.)

 

General Summary: This is a full-time salaried, professional-level position responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the Children's Department, including developing and maintaining the children's collections, services, and programs, and supervising staff and volunteers.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director with wide leeway to exercise independent judgment in carrying out professional duties. This position requires a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with Library Administration. 

 

Duties:

  • Plans, promotes, conducts and implements children's programs including storytimes, after school programs, Saturday programs, school and community outreach, summer reading, school vacation and other special events.  May delegate portions of programming to appropriate Department staff.
  • Evaluates and selects all children's materials for purchase, including print and audio/visual resources. May delegate portions of collection to appropriate Department staff.  Monitors materials budget.  Maintains and weeds collections as needed. 
  • Interviews, hires, trains, schedules and evaluates department staff. May participate in staff selection and training in other departments.
  • Establishes and maintains collaboration with area children's agencies and organizations.
  • Provides print and electronic reference and information services to the public in person, via telephone and computer; provides readers' advisory for children.
  • Instructs the public in the use of the Library's electronic catalog and Internet.
  • Performs circulation functions as needed, including issuing library cards and staffing the Children's Department circulation desk.
  • Performs computer troubleshooting for patrons in Children's Department.
  • Prepares and analyzes statistics and reports for the Department and the Library.
  • Assists and advises the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on Board and/or Library committees.
  • Participates and cooperates with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.
  • Participates in library fundraising activities.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Speaks in public as an advocate for children's library services.
  • May act as a liaison to community groups.
  • May perform additional tasks as required.

Performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

  • Extensive knowledge of children's literature.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of creative and innovative children's programming.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Ability to foster positive community relations.
  • Ability to carry out assignments independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work and staff of the Department.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative; innovativeness; resourcefulness; tact; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, bending, retrieving library materials from the shelves.

 

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution; at least three to five years working in Children's Services and supervisory experience; experience in children's programming and collection development.

 

Conditions of Employment: Some evening and weekend hours required.

 

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

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits: Sick, vacation, and holiday time; health and dental insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability; retirement plan.

 

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Library Director, at lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Start Date: July 2019

 

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Technology Acquisitions Coordinator, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College invites applications for the position of Technology Acquisitions Administrator. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can handle all technology hardware and software acquisitions requested by Library and Academic Technology. The successful candidate must have experience in all stages of the procurement process and possess experience managing assets and inventory. The Technology Acquisitions Administrator also cultivates relationships with vendors to maximize cost savings on goods, materials, and services. The position manages vendor contracts and accounts and generates reports for financial transactions. The position collaborates with Client Support and Technical Services and is the liaison to the Business Office. They are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:30- 4:30.

 

Essential Functions:

Technology Hardware Purchasing:

  • Oversees "purchase-to-pay" methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
  • Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
  • Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
  • Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware maintenance contracts and renewals.
  • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
  • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments

Software Asset Management:

  • Manages software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. The goal is to reduce software and support costs by analyzing volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses and consolidating applications.
  • Ensure ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are kept current and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage contracts and relationships to maximize value and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings.
  • Manage LAT vendor accounts and relationships.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary report from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and responds to inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Chief Academic Technology Officer, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.
  • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position
  • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market
  • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Management Responsibilities: The Technology Acquisitions Administrator oversees and facilitates the acquisition process. Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

 

Education: College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

 

Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
  • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
  • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, it requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner. 
  • Good communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
  • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
  • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of regular duties.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

 

Organizational Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Chief Academic Technology Officer.
  • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

 

Application Process:

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Sharon Sledge, Chief Academic Technology Officer using our online portal. We may request additional materials from candidates whose applications we wish to pursue further. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

 

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Director of Public Services, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College seeks an experienced and forward-looking librarian to lead its Public Services department, comprising Research and Instruction, Circulation, and Resource Sharing functions. Reporting to the College Librarian, the Director of Public Services is a member of the library leadership team and regularly assesses and participates in planning the effective use of physical and virtual collections, space, technology to deliver programs and services that meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. A dedication to diversity, open communication, and positive relationships are a hallmark of the college and Miller Library, and an expectation of all library staff members.


The position supervises and evaluates a team of two faculty research/instruction librarians, 2 FTE staff members, and many student assistants. The Director of Public Services coordinates outreach activities and collaborates closely with librarians, staff, and student assistants to provide research, reference and resource sharing services, teach information literacy classes, support collection development, liaise with academic departments, and provide expertise regarding copyright and fair use. In addition, the Director of Public Services, under the guidance of the College Librarian and in collaboration with the Director of Archives and Technical Services, coordinates weeding of the collection. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Salary commensurate with experience.


Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science or information science program.
  • Five years of academic library experience in public services (reference, instruction, resource sharing, or circulation), preferably with supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment of library programs or services.
  • Knowledge of and experience with integrated library systems, resource sharing systems, emerging technologies, and learning management systems highly preferred.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to lead a team are a must.


This is an exempt full-time (35 hours per week), non-tenured faculty position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 6 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays and scheduled administrative closing days, domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave. 


Washington College is a private liberal arts college of 1450 students located in a unique ecological region on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The college is poised at the center of an area rich in Early American, African-American, and Native American history and culture. In a rural setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Washington College is still just a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.


Review of applications will begin immediately. To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

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Director of Archives and Technical Services, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Washington College seeks an experienced and forward-looking librarian to lead its Archives and Technical Services departments. Reporting to the College Librarian, the Director of Archives and Technical Services is a member of the library leadership team and regularly assesses and participates in planning the effective use of physical and virtual collections, space, technology to deliver programs and services that meet the changing needs of faculty, staff, and students. A dedication to outreach, diversity, open communication, and positive relationships are a hallmark of the college and Miller Library, and an expectation of all library staff members.

 

The Technical Services portion of this position supervises and evaluates a team of FTE staff and student assistants. The position is responsible for the life cycle management of all library resources, including catalog of print and electronic resources.

 

The Director serves as a backup in managing the integrated library system, EBSCO Discovery Service, and other corresponding systems. This position oversees the cataloging and processing of all library and archives resources, maintaining accurate and up-to-date bibliographic records and statistics of all library holdings of print, electronic serials and database subscriptions, special collections and archives.

 

The Archives portion of this position supervises student assistants and any future staffing additions to Archives and Special Collections. The position is responsible for collection management and providing some research and reference services to faculty, students, staff, and visiting researchers; overseeing the processing and creation of finding aids for both college records and the archives collection; and collaborating with faculty and other college units, especially the Library's LAT partner, Academic Technologies, and with the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, to enhance the impact and reputation of the archives. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Requirements

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information science program or a related field with a concentration in archives.
  • Five years of academic library experience in archives, preferably with supervisory experience.
  • A minimum of two years experience in cataloging, applying metadata standards (e.g. DCMI, RDA, MARC, XML, EAD, DACS) to facilitate access to electronic resources and other collections, and working with, preferably managing, an integrated library system or an archival content management system.
  • Experience with or the willingness to learn about the management and preservation of born-digital and digitized content.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to lead a team are a must.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be expected.

 

This is an exempt full-time (35 hours per week), non-tenured faculty position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 6 weeks of vacation, 14 paid holidays and scheduled administrative closing days, domestic partner benefits and paid maternity/paternity leave. 

 

Washington College is a private liberal arts college of 1450 students located in a unique ecological region on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The college is poised at the center of an area rich in Early American, African-American, and Native American history and culture. In a rural setting on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Washington College is still just a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately. To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

 

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Emerging Multimedia Technologies Librarian, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a student-focused, innovative and creative individual to engage and teach undergraduate students. Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. Reporting to the Head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, major responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver class sessions, workshops, programs and activities allowing students to explore and apply multimedia technology and techniques to projects
  •  Provide faculty consultation and hands-on workshops to support technology-rich assignments, including podcasts, video projects, and the use of virtual reality
  • Coordinate services with staff in other units, including Digital Scholarship and Publishing  Services, and Reference and Instructional Services
  • Work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty, and information technology staff to provide instructional support for students on multimedia projects and coursework
  • Provide general outreach, consultation services and instructional services related to multimedia technology and assess departmental needs
  • Provide initial technical support for the Center, including troubleshooting software, hardware, and equipment issues and the design and maintenance of the departmental web site   
  • Develop departmental staff training and enrichment activities to practice and learn new multimedia technologies
  • Provide direct assistance to library users at a busy service desk with a variety of questions related to computer hardware, multimedia software, printers, and equipment including video cameras, microphones and tripods, and participate in the supervision of student assistants while at the desk
  • Participate in departmental planning by assessing and recommending new processes, equipment and software in support of innovative services and evolving user needs.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.



Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree
  • Ability to engage and teach undergraduate students
  • Experience with technical concepts, methods, materials, hardware, and software used in audio and video production;
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Strong organizational skills and project management skills
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends in multimedia
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands
  • Strong commitment to service excellence; commitment to professional growth.
  • Experience teaching multimedia literacy or multimedia design to undergraduate students preferred
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
  • Understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective and inclusive multimedia learning opportunities and environments preferred.



General Information:

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Greater Western Library Alliance, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at: library.udel.edu.



The Student Multimedia Design Center is a nationally known digital media makerspace offering students dynamic multimedia services and technologies since 2007. With over 65 multimedia computers, six studios and two instruction rooms, the Center offers over 250 equipment kits for loan and provides multimedia instruction for over 1400 students each year in wide variety of academic disciplines. The Multimedia Writing Center, managed by the College of Arts and Sciences, is located adjacent to the Student Multimedia Design Center. Multimedia Collections and Services includes the Student Multimedia Design Center and Film and Video Collection and staff include the department head, four librarians, nine staff and more than 30 student assistants. More information about the Student Multimedia Design Center is available at: library.udel.edu/multimedia.



Benefits: 22 vacation days. Generous 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: www.udel.edu/benefits.



Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience) or Senior Assistant, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement. More information on the rank and promotion system is available at:  library.udel.edu/about/employment/rank-and-promotion-system.



To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, following University of Delaware application instructions: careers.udel.edu.



Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices



Employment offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.



Applications close: May 10 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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Assistant Archivist - Heritage Services, The Winthrop Group, Inc., New York, NY

The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking an archivist for a position in New York City.  This full-time Assistant Archivist position offers an opportunity to participate in the work and ongoing development of the archives and heritage-related functions of one of Winthrop's corporate clients.


Responsibilities

As part of the Heritage Services team, the Assistant Archivist will:

  • Accession and process paper records that are utilized primarily for purposes related to the company's information, outreach, and heritage development
  • Accession and process electronic records for client's digital archives (tasks include converting files, renaming files and upkeep of digital archives workflow)
  • Catalog records, capture metadata for the archival records and write scope and content notes
  • Add metadata for digitized material into Excel prior to ingest into client's Content Management System
  • Provide as needed archival reference service for Heritage Center clients
  • Write occasional posts for client's intranet and assist with exhibits and special projects
  • Assist with supervision of fellowship students (MLIS students);
  • Collaborate with other members of the Archives staff to apply professional methods and practices that will ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop's client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way


Qualifications

  • MA or MLIS with a minimum of two years experience in appraisal, processing and cataloging analog and digital records
  • Knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and practice
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing skills preferred
  • Experience in a business or institutional setting
  • Orientation toward learning and applying new technologies for storing and managing digital objects
  • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with team colleagues and various clients
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience providing reference service helpful.


Work Environment

 The Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel is anticipated.

 

To Apply

E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names, titles, and contact information for three references to: 

Sam Markham

Director

The Winthrop Group, Inc.

smarkham@winthropgroup.com

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Middle School Library Media Specialist, Masconomet Middle School, Boxford, MA

Job ID: 3083064

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 

Posted: April 16, 2019

Starting Date: August 28, 2019

 

Job Description

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

 

The Library Media Specialist should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.

 

The Library Media Specialist will 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 integral component of the learning/instructional program.

 

Requirements

  • Please include Cover Letter, Resume, Letters of Reference, Transcripts, & Certification/License.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

 

To view the full job description and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

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

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Access Services Evening Supervisor, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries is hiring an Access Services Evening Supervisor to join our Access Services team.


As sole staff member on duty at the libraries central location, this position will be responsible for all aspects of access services in the evenings, including staffing, circulation services, facilities and security when the Access Services Manager is not present.  Working hours during the semester are generally 5:00pm - 1:00am (Sundays through Wednesday) and 2:00pm - 10:00pm on Thursdays. Hours may shift during certain times of the year depending on the hours the Library is open.


For more information and a link to apply, visit  https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/Night-Circulation-Supervisor_R-201900106  


Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, including building a new library designed by Maya Lin and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas, stewarding the intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

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Library and Archives Assistant (Saturdays), New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

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 service 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 service 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 Assistant 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: visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Apply/116762

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for Reference Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, and Branch Library Manager. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you.

 

We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. More developments in Springfield can be viewed here and read about here.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed for all jobs, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language).

 

Reference Librarian--two positions

The two Reference Librarian positions are based at our Brightwood Branch and Forest Park Branch libraries. Each position may work with adults, children, and teens. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. 
  • Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. 

Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

 

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for a Reference Librarian is $47,619. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required, although candidates currently enrolled in library school may be considered at a pay differential with immediate upgrade to full salary upon proof of degree completion. The closing date for these positions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Digital Services Librarian

This position is based at our busy Central Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, offering programs, assisting with collection maintenance, updating and managing the library website, and supervising the library's participation in the Funding Information Network. The Digital Services Librarian is also responsible for digital collections and services and training in their use. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting.

 

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $52,533. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. The closing date for this position is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Branch Manager--two positions

Two Branch Manager positions are available. One manages our Forest Park and East Forest Park branches, and the other manages the Indian Orchard and Brightwood branches, with responsibility for all branch functions. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

 

  • Management of personnel, services and operations of assigned branches. 
  • Development and maintenance of collections; development of programs and services; planning of branch goals and objectives; and other similar duties. 
  • Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment and decision in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. 

Supervision is exercised over other employees including supervisors, clerks, librarians, and pages.

 

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. The preferred candidate will have five years of progressive professional library experience including some experience in library administration.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $62,233.20. The closing date for these positions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

 

Further details and job applications for all positions are available on the City of Springfield's website. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via email or  LinkedIn about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.  Branch photos and descriptions are available in this LinkedIn article

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Unpaid Internship/Capstone Project, Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Semitic Museum has begun the search process for an unpaid internship, which could also serve as a Capstone project for a current SLIS student. This internship will be based on a large archive of letters to and from Oric Bates. Oric Bates (1883-1918) was an archaeologist (Egypt, Palestine, Sudan, Libya) and curator of African archaeology at Harvard's Peabody Museum. He worked frequently for famed Egyptian archaeologist George Reisner (1867-1942) and served briefly as an Egyptian curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as well.


Tasks:

  1. Scan all letters and envelopes (front and back) as individual jpeg files, using the Semitic Museum's rapid scanner/printer/photocopier (300 dpi color jpgs).

 

  1. Merge multi-page letters (and envelope) into single multi-page pdf files

 

  1. Name the files with the following filename structure:

             "Year-month-day_author-adressee.pdf"

             "1915-01-26_OricBates-NaticaBates.pdf"

 

  1. Arrange letters in file folders and archival boxes according to best practices (probably by author, and then in chronological order).

 

  1. Create finding aid. Note: the 75 most archaeological letters have been summarized already, albeit with inaccuracies, by an anonymous dealer; see the file called "Bates archive letters summary2018.pdf". The remaining personal/family letters, often from children to Oric Bates's widow, Natica Bates, have not been summarized.

 

  1. If time allows, transcribe all letters as single Ms Word Files. Alternatively, read and summarize contents of each letter, including key words, personal names, location of writer, addressee, etc.

 

For further information, contact:

Peter Der Manuelian 

Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology 

Director, Harvard Semitic Museum

Harvard University 

6 Divinity Avenue 

Cambridge, MA 02138 

peter_manuelian@harvard.edu

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Save the Date: Social Science Librarians Boot Camp

Registration for the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp is now open -https://www.regonline.com/sslbc2019

Regular registration is $70; the student rate is $30.   

 

The ninth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA).  It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Japonica Brown-Saracino on place and identity, and Dr. Katrina Burgess on migration, our signature "rotating tables" discussion groups, and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as Universal Design for Learning, community-based participatory research, social media data collection and analysis, storytelling, court cases as data and more.  

 

Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at our website: http://sites.tufts.edu/sslbc2019/  

If you have any questions about the registration process, reach out to martha.kelehan@tufts.edu.  For questions about the program, please email sslbc2019@elist.tufts.edu

Please review our Code of Conduct before registering and we look forward to seeing you on June 7!

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Children's Library Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a personable, reliable, and creative intern who will play an important role in supporting the daily functions of the Children's Library. Reporting to the Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian, the intern will work closely with members, patrons, and the public.

The ideal candidate will be organized and hard-working. This position is available to start June 2019. 

Hours: About 8-10 hours per week. Tuesday and Thursdays: 10AM-2PM. One Saturday afternoon each month. 

Compensation: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure. 


Responsibilities

  • Shelve and maintain physical order of books.
  • Plan and present story time programs with activities and craft projects for ages 0-4.
  • Provide children's and teen reference service.
  • Create readers' advisory materials.
  • Assist with monthly public events for children and teens.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  • Strong interest in children's library services and inclusive programming.
  • Knowledge of diverse books for children and teens. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite.
  • Ability to move and lift 40 pounds. 
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.


To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Dani Crickman via e-mail at: crickman@bostonathenaeum.org


The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Boston Athenæum is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Hannah Ovaska, HR Manager, at 617-720-7622 or at ovaska@bostonathenaeum.org.


About the Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1807 as "a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge," the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children's programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources.

 Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington's personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England's build environment; and the Athenæum's own historical archives, attesting to the institution's role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs-- including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings--within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois seeks a dynamic faculty member to lead efforts that document the University's world-class programs and initiatives related to the natural and applied sciences. Founded in 1867 and the nation's leading land-grant University, Illinois has a long track record of achievement in these fields, including but not limited to 24 Nobel prize winners among its present or past faculty. The successful candidate will play a leading role in documenting the University's scientific and technical impact on the broader world, as well as the tensions and cross-currents that exist around innovation.

 

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and 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 in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

This full-time tenure system faculty member (assistant, associate, or full level, depending on qualifications) will coordinate appraisal, processing, digitization, preservation, research access, and outreach functions for records and personal archives relating broadly to the fields of natural and applied sciences. The archivist will assume a leading role in providing instructional, reference, and public services for these materials. The archivist will use disciplinary knowledge and knowledge of archival standards and techniques to educate, engage, and assist all members of the University community as well as the public in research use of natural and applied sciences archives materials.  

 

Full details about this position are available at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=111704&job=university-library-natural-and-applied-sciences-archivist-university-archives-111704

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% twelve-month, Library tenure-system appointment.  

 

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Law Librarian for Outreach, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA

Emory University School of Law, a top tier law school in the thriving city of Atlanta and the home of the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, is seeking a hardworking, creative, and service-based professional to join our team full-time as the Law Librarian for Outreach.

The MacMillan Law Library is a vital component of the Emory Law community, with our instruction, research assistance, and student programming being at the forefront. The library currently devotes a significant amount of resources to outreach for our students and faculty and we want to do more. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Law Librarian for Outreach will focus exclusively on the library's outreach and marketing efforts and is strongly encouraged to involve themselves in all aspects of the law school community. Some evening and weekend work will be required.


Responsibilities

  • Promoting library services to faculty, staff and students;
  • Liaising with law school departments and student groups;
  • Building and growing library programming;
  • Maintaining the library's online presence;
  • Producing marketing materials;
  • Serving on library, law school and University committees;
  • Engaging in professional librarianship activities at local, regional and national levels;
  • Assisting with Service Desk operations;
  • Other duties as needed.


Qualifications

Required

  • M.L.I.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidates who will complete their M.L.I.S. or equivalent prior to start date will be considered;
  • Strong communications skills, including a high comfort level interacting with a wide range of patrons;
  • Proven ability to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with others.


Preferred

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or experience working in law library setting;
  • Understanding of marketing concepts and best practices, demonstrated either by a degree or coursework in a field directly related to marketing and communications, relevant and significant work experience, or a combination of both;
  • Working knowledge of project management skills and concepts;
  • Proficiency with website design and graphic design including HTML and related programs;
  • Conversational ability in Chinese or Korean.


Salary and Benefits

Salary based on education, qualifications and experience. Emory University offers an excellent benefits package, including an array of retirement plans, courtesy scholarships for employee, spouse and dependent children, and support for professional development and involvement in professional organizations.


Application Procedure

Apply online:

https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/33819/job

Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Address the cover letter to Search Committee, Law Librarian for Outreach. Applications received by Monday, April 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration. For additional information on the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, visit our website at: .

http://library.law.emory.edu

For questions regarding this position, please contact Kristi Tanner at

kristi.tanner@emory.edu


Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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Graduate Student Assistant, Harvard Art Museums Archives/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA

Under direction of the Harvard Art Museums Senior Archivist/Records Manager, the assistant will be responsible for surveying, arrangement, and description of the Dietlinde Hamburger Collection of Carl Grossberg Papers. The collection is primarily in German, and includes correspondence, visual materials, audio recordings, and publications documenting the life and work of German artist Carl Grossberg (1894-1940). 


The assistant will

  • Process the collection using procedures outlined in repository manuals, rehousing materials and assessing preservation needs as needed
  • Create a DACS-compliant finding aid for inclusion in Harvard's public discovery systems
  • Catalog cross-references between the collection materials and the Busch-Reisinger Museum's holdings in the museums' collection management database.

This is a paid position for summer 2019. Candidates should be able to commit to working 2 days per week in the museums' Somerville Research Facility.


Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a background in art history and German reading knowledge. A minimum of one year of experience with processing and describing archival collections is strongly preferred.


Additional Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program with an archives concentration preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated interest in archival processing and description, with experience with the use and application of DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF and MARC, as well as other archival content and communication standards
  • Demonstrated interest in the art of German-speaking countries
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks independently and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Megan Schwenke, Senior Archivist/Records Manger, Harvard Art Museums (megan_schwenke@harvard.edu). 

 

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Robbins Public Library, Boston, MA

Are you passionate about providing library services to the community, especially Children's Services? Do you want to work with positive and enthusiastic individuals committed to the highest level of service who strive for excellence in everything we do? You might be a great fit for Arlington!

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:  As part of the Children's Services team, the candidate will perform a wide variety of professional librarian work including, but not limited to, performing story times, purchasing materials, helping with promotional materials, running special programs such as book clubs or other programs, providing reader's advisory services and responding to reference questions at both the Children's Desk.


Supervision Received: The candidate will work under the general supervision of the Head of Children's Services

Supervision Exercised: The candidate will on occasion be asked to supervise pages and library assistants.

Schedule: Required to work some evenings and on average every third Saturday.

 

Qualifications

Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited and recognized school with a concentration in children's programming and literature.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$28.72 - $35.82 per hour

 

Closing Date

Friday, May 3, 2019

How to Apply

Please apply through the Town of Arlington's Human Resources online application system:

https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/3494/181

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Adult Services Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a full time Adult Services Librarian. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, the 1852 address of their great great grandfather William, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, recommendations for the best current mystery, and how to get to the restroom. In addition to answering those questions our librarians plan and host programs, purchase new materials, maintain our collections, make recommendations to improve services, learn how to use new technology and keep updated on library trends.

 

This job might be for you if:

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them. You understand that different people have different needs and you can think on your feet to give each person the type of service that is best for them. You provide equitable service.  
  • You are a professional risk-taker. You're comfortable trying new ideas. You want to succeed but aren't afraid to fail. You find the status-quo uninspired.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship. 
  • You understand the value of technology and its importance to library patrons. You pay attention to tech trends and know how to talk about and instruct users.
  • Your interest is piqued by local history. You enjoy researching a community's past but are equally interested in finding ways to preserve the present for the benefit of future generations.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment. You can see your role as part of a larger organization. You are committed to excellence for the benefit of yourself and the people you work with.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

 

To land this job you have to be a librarian with an MLS and you have to have strong customer service experience. Your experience can be in a library, a bookstore, or restaurant, but you have to be been dedicated to providing solid, patron-focused customer service.

While not a requirement for the job, we are interested in meeting candidates with archives experience or demonstrated interest in local history. We have an extensive local history collection housed in a dedicated local history room that we are slowly working to make more discoverable to patrons. If you have interest in this we want to talk to you!

 

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

This is a full time (37 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes some nights and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $27.74 per hour.

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To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references in one PDF file to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Review of applicants will begin Monday, April 29. Preferred start date is June 10, 2019.

 

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Library Technology Operations Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking a Library Technology Operations Assistant to help maintain technology for our busy library which sees over 32,000 visitors each month. The LTOA, under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for basic troubleshooting, administrative, and preventative maintenance tasks to ensure that library users and staff have reliable access to technology.

 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting basic issues using a ticketing system
  • Performing routine tasks such as swapping out peripherals, changing toner, organizing and monitoring supply inventory
  • Resetting wireless modem
  • Basic updates to computers and other devices
  • Training and assisting users with AV equipment
  • Creating user guides and documentation
  • Assisting with 1:1 tech help for library patrons

 

In addition to possessing the minimum qualifications (see job description), this job is for you if:

  • You are a creative problem solver and get satisfaction from the process of figuring things out
  • You like technology
  • You have a developed personal organization system
  • You have high standards for customer service
  • You like what public libraries do and want to be a part of a mission based organization
  • You have interest in understanding the operations of a public library

 

This is a full time union position (37 hours a week) with benefits and generous paid vacation and sick leave. The work week will be typically Monday-Friday from 9-5 or 5:30 with a weekend rotation every third week. Some evenings may be occasionally required. The hourly wage is $20.60/hr

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Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Position is open until filled. The successful applicant will begin work in May 2019.

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STEM Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

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


The Position

The University of Washington Libraries invites applications for a full-time STEM Librarian on the Seattle campus. This position reports to the Head, Engineering Library.  Successful candidates will have experience or a strong interest in the STEM fields, be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, enthusiastic and forward-thinking in their support of faculty and students, and in joining a highly engaged Sciences Liaison Team. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.


Specific Responsibilities

  • The STEM Librarian serves as the liaison librarian to the Departments of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, and other science-related areas as assigned. 
  • Provides instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students, selects materials in all formats to support research and teaching, communicates regularly with faculty, and participates in departmental activities as appropriate. Creates tools to support research and curricular needs. 
  • Based in the Engineering Library, the STEM Librarian will hold office hours in the Mathematics Research Library, provide reference services at the Engineering Library, and participate in the Libraries-wide virtual reference service.
  • As a member of the Sciences Liaison Team, participates in regular meetings, contributes to shared goals, programming, and services, and collaborates with other liaison librarians on projects to enhance services to users.
  • Demonstrates sustained commitment to professional development and productive service in professional associations, and University Libraries committees and task forces, as appropriate.


Salary

$52,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.


Rank

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


Benefits

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


Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in STEM fields.
  • Evidence of a focus on customer service and a passion for providing excellent reference, consultation, and instructional services to users.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in academic or previous professional activities.

Preferred

  • Undergraduate or graduate major or minor in a science or math field, or substantial coursework in the sciences.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Public service experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends, and interest in scholarly communication and data management initiatives.


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Friday, May 24, 2019. To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received in Interfolio by this time.

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (please be sure to include their email contact information)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*


*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines: Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. Please include an EDI statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. 

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Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a 10-month limited term appointment, ideally commencing June 1st, 2019.

 

The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie's Interdisciplinary PhD program. 

 

The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), which also includes the School of Public Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management's mission is to collaboratively advance management knowledge and practice, and its vision is inspiring managerial solutions to transform lives. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment. 

 

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) is one of Canada's leading teaching and research universities, with four professional faculties; a Faculty of Graduate Studies; and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world. 

 

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada's east coast. 

Requirements for a successful candidate:

  • MLIS or equivalent degree related to information management. A PhD (completed or in progress) related to information management, will be an asset.
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level is required. Experience in undergraduate teaching, as well as with online tools and pedagogy, will be an asset.
  • Professional experience in the private or public sectors as a qualified information management professional will be an asset.
  • Research experience relating to the private or public sector will be an asset.

 

The candidate will have prior professional and instructional experience relevant for teaching core or elective courses in at least two of the School's programs in the following areas:

  • Enterprise information management
  • Organization of information (e.g., metadata, taxonomies, ontologies)
  • Data management: curation, preservation, analytics, and/or visualization
  • Information risk management
  • Information policy
  • New and emerging media
  • Other relevant areas including organizational learning, collaboration, user experience, or knowledge management   

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  Dalhousie also recognizes the need to accommodate candidates to ensure their full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed online at: www.dal.ca/policies

 

Review of applications will begin on 15 May 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application by this date.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. Applications should be directed to: 

 

Ms. Laurel Sampson 

School of Information Management 

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building  

6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010 

PO BOX 15000 

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 

Email: sim@dal.ca

Fax: 902-494-2451 

Voice: 902-494-3656 

 

Electronic applications are preferred. 

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Assistant Director of Public Services, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Colby College Libraries [the Libraries] seek a new assistant director of public services who is thoughtful and courteous, creative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The assistant director of public services leads, administers, and coordinates the operations of all of the Libraries' public service points and programs. The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (the Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and includes special collections and archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries. 


The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential of public services in an academic library setting and understands and cares about libraries and recognizes that they are at the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone with a proven track record of work in public and/or access services and a vision for service excellence. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries to imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a dedicated staff in the continuous improvement and delivery of public services and programs at all library public service points and the storage facility 
  • Supervise a staff of 8 employees who coordinate and manage circulation, storage facility, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing/ILL 
  • Provide leadership and innovation for the public services team while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations 
  • Coordinate public services staff development 
  • Oversee areas that employ the bulk of the Libraries' student employees (approximately 100 students in these areas on average) 
  • Support hiring, management, and development of student workers, and implement appropriate policies and training 
  • Establish strategic priorities (and assessment plans) for public services and implement necessary changes on an iterative basis 
  • Provide leadership to evaluate and improve the student employee program in collaboration with staff supervisors to create a cohesive training experience and a code of conduct for student workers 
  • Oversee and develop Libraries' public policies and procedures in collaboration with staff and the director 
  • Create consistent and shared documentation that articulates service procedures and workflows 
  • Oversee fee collection and material orders for staff and student work and operations 
  • Provide ongoing user needs assessment and service quality improvements related to facilities hours and maintenance, security, fines, and collections care 
  • Build and sustain relationships with students and the academic community 
  • May serve on College and Library committees, as required 
  • Compile annual statistics and reports related to above areas of responsibility to both assess services (and recommend changes) and to meet reporting requirements for annual reports and feasibility studies 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues and adapt to changing priorities 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in public services in a library 
  • Strong written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills including a professional, positive and approachable demeanor 
  • Service-centered orientation and exceptional problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of public services in academic libraries 
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google Apps 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community 
  • Recent experience working in an academic library and managing students preferred 
  • Experience managing diverse staff and a philosophy about staff management and development is a plus 
  • Familiarity with integrated library system software and Innovative Interfaces products preferred 
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design skills helpful 
  • Valid driver's license required and must meet the College's Fleet Safety Policy requirements



Key Relationships:

This position has significant interaction with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. This position may also work closely with CBB colleagues as well as colleagues in the Colby Writing Program, Colby Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Information Technology Services, and the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities.



Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Occasional nights and weekends required to support department and related College events. Must have the ability to occasional lifting up to 30-50 pounds. 

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College posting. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Director of Public Services, Libraries - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

 

 

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Senior Research Analyst, Mintz, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Reference, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide.  Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders. An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level.  Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas.

 

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources.
  • Respond to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Monitor research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the Manager, Research and Reference.
  • Lead or coordinate large or group projects, as required.
  • Present results using department branding and templates whenever possible.
  • Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Research and Reference.

 

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

  • Assist with the development of orientation and training materials.
  • Participate in formal orientation and training sessions.
  • Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.
  • Identify attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.
  • Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.
  • Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team and attorney groups.
  • Actively participate in department, practice and other internal firm meetings.

 

Other Duties

  • Review, evaluate and recommend new resources.
  • Participate in collection development, collection maintenance and budget management.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Master of Library Science ("MLS") from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree. 
  • 3+ years' experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm's practice areas.
  • Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.
  • Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.
  • Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.  
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

 


This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston's Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm's Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas -- Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory - and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.

 

Please View the Full Description and Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

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Archives and Records Management Intern, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets.

 

Unit Description:

The Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) plans, implements, promotes, and evaluates DSNY's recycling, composting, and waste prevention programs. The Schools Unit at BRS runs programs, conducts research, facilitates trainings & site visits; participates in public events; develops & deploys educational materials & social media campaigns to help residents, schools, agencies and institutions, and businesses sustainably manage their waste.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of BRS staff, the archivist intern will arrange and process a collection of documents relating to waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting history of DSNY. Tasks will include arranging, rehousing, and cataloging records and publications.

The intern may be called upon to support Director in high level internet research and annotation of peer reviewed articles, grey literature, and websites of other city agencies.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field.
  • Must have good knowledge archival principles including finding aides and best practices of Microsoft Excel and Word, and archiving principles and tools.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of New York history, public policy, or recycling considered a plus.
  • Individuals who have taken coursework in cataloging or archival description are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process:

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to mrosa@dsny.nyc.gov

 

Salary:

Summer Graduate Intern Salary is $24.73 per hour

 

Assignments will begin on or after May 21 and last between 10 and 13 weeks.

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Records Management Intern, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets.



Unit Description:

ORE (Office of Real Estate) is responsible for the site selection, development, management and acquisition of properties to ensure that DSNY has the appropriate facilities to house personnel and equipment to enable the Department to meet its operational mission. We work closely with our Operations, Legal and Engineering Divisions in preparing and submitting various applications to the Department of City Planning.

 

Responsibilities:

To organize and create a file system for ORE's active Real Estate projects and historical files, and to digitize the new file system for internal use within ORE.



Qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited program in library science, archival studies, history, museum studies, or a related field.

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills; must be comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Candidates with experience or knowledge of cataloging or working with metadata are strongly encouraged to apply.



Application Process:

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to Stephanie Printz at sprintz@dsny.nyc.gov.



Salary: $24.73 per hour



Assignments will begin on or after May 21st, 2019 and last between 10 and 13 weeks.

 

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GIS and Data Instructional Technologist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College is hiring a GIS and Data Instructional Technologist to provide high-level support for data-focused research and instruction across the curriculum. This position assists faculty and students using spatial and numeric data to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects through individual consultations, classroom instruction, and technical workshops. This role supports software such as ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and spreadsheets, as well as flying drones for mapping, photogrammetry, and GIS projects.



The GIS and Data Instructional Technologist collaborates closely with faculty, instructional technologists, research and instruction librarians, and other colleagues across campus to develop and lead new programs supporting data-driven research and instruction, and to create an integrated support model for a range of specialized academic software used campus-wide.



As a member of the deeply-merged Research & Instructional Support (RIS) group, this role collaborates regularly with instructional technologists and research and instruction librarians on instructional and research projects, as well as provides support for services, programs and initiatives RIS is responsible for (such as Digital Scholarship). RIS team members leverage diverse specialties to support and develop scholarship and learning throughout the Wellesley community.



Principal Responsibilities

  • Prepares and delivers instruction and consultation on identifying and using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work. Supports faculty on the design and execution of course syllabi, course assignments and research projects.
  • Promotes the use of library and technology resources, and facilitates innovation by building and sustaining relationships with faculty, and providing appropriate programming and support.
  • Applies expertise to evaluating, selecting, deploying and supporting appropriate information and technology resources in support of the College's research and instruction needs.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with on and off-campus colleagues, and with assigned departments/programs/faculty to ensure the College's teaching, learning, and research needs are understood and met.
  • Participates in the work of the group. Provides services in LTS service locations, creates and maintains electronic content, and leads/participates in library and technical projects that improve the delivery of service to all constituents of the user community.



Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Pro and Online. Working knowledge of other spatial tools.
  • 3 years of experience providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and support.
  • Basic data analysis skills including facility with spreadsheets such as Excel.
  • Experience with data visualization methods and tools.
  • Significant successful teaching experience.
  • Ability and willingness to assist people with a wide range of skill in quantitative analysis (beginner to advanced) of numeric/spatial data.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with numeric and statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, R, etc).
  • Substantial background in statistical/quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience performing data analysis on commonly used data sources (e.g., IPUMS, US Census, ICPSR, International Financial Statistics, etc.).
  • Experience supporting Digital Scholarship or Digital Humanities methods, tools, and projects.
  • Experience with qualitative or textual data.
  • Project management skills and experience.



Skills and Abilities

The following are essential to successfully performing this role. We're looking for candidates who embody these qualities:

  • Works effectively in both independent and team environments and able to move quickly between them.
  • Able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
  • Seeks to build a collaborative, accessible, and culturally diverse environment. Has an awareness of the implications of technology as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Sensitive to the diverse needs of people at all skill levels.
  • Enthusiastic service orientation.
  • Broad knowledge of instructional practices and associated supporting technologies including software, hardware, and peripherals and their appropriate use for instruction/research.
  • Possesses excellent and creative communication and problem-solving skills
  • Able to independently acquire new skills.



How to Apply

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/WCGISData

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Library System Coordinator, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

About UMass Amherst

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.

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

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. 

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator - Five Colleges Consortium position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Currently the Five Colleges has started the process of implementing FOLIO, which is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the Five College member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.  This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating communications with external support, and providing training and documentation to library staff.  This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, special Library Services Platform related projects, and interaction with auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, and interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:
    • Coordinating installation and implementation of software upgrades and system enhancements;      
    • Maintaining and compiling data imports and exports;
    • Testing of system parameters of all new functions and external connections (such as Z39.50, NCIP);
    • Interactions between FOLIO and other systems like EDS, GOBI and local campus systems.
    • Running management reports and other batch jobs;
    • Creating and maintaining documentation and coordinating support and training for staff;
    • Writing reports and supporting reporting applications; and,
    • Working on special projects as necessary.
  • Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
  • Works collaboratively with UMass Amherst Libraries staff to provide software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.or Master's degree in another area combined with minimum one (1) year experience administering library management systems.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.
  • Understanding of library operations.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages

Rank and Salary Commensurate with Skills and Experience:

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

Librarian III salary floor is 68,500.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/499588/library-system-coordinator-five-colleges-consortium and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by May 17th, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. 

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Technical Information Center (Library Information Studies) Intern, FM Global, Norwood, MA

As a Technical Information Center/Library Information Studies Intern you will experience working in a corporate library setting and will be assisting the Technical Information Center (TIC) manager in inventorying and processing a variety of TIC material, including internal company publications, reports, serial holdings, historical materials and more. The focus of the collection is primarily engineering and research. The TIC also includes the FM Global Historical Collection, dating back to 1835 and the founding of the company. You may experience working with the collection, possibly including photographing and researching artifacts.

 

FM Global, with its 180-year history, is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Location: Norwood, MA.

20 hours per week - flexible.  Total of 200 hours

Paid internship.



Responsibilities:

  • Locating and organizing collections of publications
  • Scanning items to add to digital collections
  • Creating and/or editing catalog records
  • Foldering and boxing items for storage
  • Assisting with daily tasks such as shelving
  • Other responsibilities as needed

 

Qualifications and Skill: 

  • Currently enrolled in Master's in Library and Information Services/Studies or related field is required
  • Detail oriented
  • Electronic cataloging skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn about features and functions of corporate libraries
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 35 pounds, bend and climb

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Senior Resource Specialist, Mintz, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Systems, the Senior Resource Specialist works as part of the team to make sure that our collection of materials, both hard copy and electronic is accurate, comprehensive and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide. 

 

Responsibilities:  

Department Administration 

  • Assist the Manager, Resources and Systems with the creating and implementation of goals related to the ILS, collection access, and technical services.
  • Define, document and maintain department procedures related to all Research Service ILS modules. 
  • Identify ILS best practices. 
  • Provide analysis using data from ILS of our collection firm-wide. 
  • Troubleshoot technical and data delivery issues with ILS.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation relevant to assigned sections/practices and locations.  

 

Collection Management

  • Lead outsourced service employees in California, New York and DC.
  • Manage acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Ensure accuracy of all systems and data.
  • Process and reconcile invoices, evaluate and suggest cost saving options for California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Participate in budget recommendations and monitors expenditures and budget California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Provide backup resource management for Boston and London.
  • Maintain department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contacts in Outlook and vendor correspondence public folders in desksite.
  • Review, evaluate and recommend new resources. 
  • Recommend format for access and make suggestions for the best way to make resources available.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc.) and is the department resource for training and reporting issues.

 

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

  • Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Resources and Systems.
  • Assist with the development of orientation and training materials.
  • Participate in formal orientation and training sessions.
  • Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.
  • Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Actively participate by sharing knowledge in team and department meetings and by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in information and research services.
  • Maintain current knowledge of resources relevant to the firm's key practice areas and assigned geographic locations.
  • Active participation of the ILS related listservs/groups and stay on top of improvements and changes with the software.
  • Communicate clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

 

Other Duties 

  • Promote the services of the team and the department Firm wide.
  • Participate in, or leads, special projects as assigned.
  • Conduct business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  •  Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree required.
  • 3+ years' experience providing technical services and basic reference in a law firm or corporate environment. Solid familiarity with legal collections is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of research resources as well as print and electronic resources in the fields of study relevant to the firm's practice areas.
  • Proficiency with a wide variety of relevant research services.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

 

 

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston's Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm's Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas -- Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory - and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.

 

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

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Technical Services Archivist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Library's Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Services Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Kheel Center, the Technical Services Archivist administers the intake of accessions, in all formats, and manages processing, preservation, and description of rare and manuscript physical collections and the records of the ILR School at Cornell to ensure their long-term care and discoverability. Additionally, the Technical Services Archivist maintains a collection management database, supervises 1 FTE and student assistants, and oversees on-site collection storage and technical services work areas.



The Kheel Center is at an exciting point in its 70 year history with strategic collection initiatives, virtually no processing backlog, and interest in new collection management systems and tools. At Kheel, the Technical Services Archivist will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, participate in priority-setting and decision-making processes, and create new initiatives. The successful candidate also will participate in an organization that champions staff development, empowerment, teamwork, practical innovation, and diversity and inclusion.



Key Opportunities:

  • Collaborate with the Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator to devise technical services workflows for the recently-acquired American Textile History Museum collections.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist on workflows for digital acquisitions and for managing intellectual relationships between physical holdings and digitized surrogates.
  • Lead the Kheel Center's evaluation of archives management tools and systems.
  • Initiate projects that improve collection preservation, management, discoverability, and on-site storage and technical services work areas.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises and evaluates the work of 1 FTE and 2-5 student assistants.
  • Manages the documentation and workflows for accessioning and deaccessioning activities.
  • Establishes and documents workflows for processing, including appraisal, and ensures best practices are followed.
  • Maintains the collection management database for processing, tracking, metadata generation, and stacks management.
  • Creates and edits finding aids for inclusion in EAD guides and MARC records.
  • Identifies and suggests remedies for preservation issues for new and existing accessions, in consultation with Kheel Center and CUL colleagues.
  • Oversees collection management activities for on-site storage and technical services work areas, plans collection shifts, and conducts environmental reviews.
  • Works with vendors to maintain the mobile shelving system in on-site storage and collaborates with colleagues on space planning and remote storage usage.
  • Coordinates the ILR School's records management program.
  • Maintains supplies for collection processing and storage.
  • Maintains activity in professional organizations and serves on appropriate CUL, ILR School, and University committees and groups.
  • Actively pursues scholarly interests in areas of archives, labor history, or other fields relevant to the position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in archival administration, library/information science, or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of full-time, professional work in an archives setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of appraisal, arrangement, and description of personal papers and organizational records, across formats, including born-digital.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying current descriptive and metadata standards, such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC.
  • Knowledge of preservation best practices and standards for archival materials.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to copyright, privacy, and records restrictions.
  • Superior analytical, writing, and organizing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, flexibility, and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Archival experience, knowledge, or coursework in US labor history
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills, and the ability to use considerable judgment and take initiative.
  • Knowledge of records management best practices.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft programming languages.
  • Knowledge of archives management tools, such as ArchivesSpace, or the demonstrated ability to learn new tools and systems.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



Environment: The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives is part of the Catherwood Library, the premier repository for the study of employment and the workplace, serving Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.



The Kheel Center's holdings include rich manuscript and media collections pertaining to labor unions, business history, management theory and practice, and labor relations. As part of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, Kheel supports the curriculum and research interests of Cornell's ILR School and attracts scholars from all over the world. Catherwood Library is the nation's most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history and law, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements.



One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.



Benefits: Cornell offers a highly competitive benefits package, including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, a mentoring program, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available to support research. The incoming academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, with an anticipated salary range of $55,000-$65,000.



How to Apply: The application deadline is April 19, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site. Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).

 

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Head of Circulation, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting library leader interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional librarian to help lead the Weymouth Public Libraries.

 

As the Head of Circulation, a successful candidate will need to lead this critical department, develop strategies to meet changing patron needs, and ensure staff and patrons comply with current policies and procedures. Our culture of "Yes!" has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. Our new $33-million, 50,000-square-foot main library is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

 

Supervision

Works under the administrative direction of the Director of Library Services. Generally establishes own work plan and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures, to complete the work in accordance with established departmental policies and standards.

 

Provides general supervision for all circulation department staff, including those at branch libraries, providing staff with up-to-date instructions and guidance. Ensures that circulation staff have an understanding of, and are compliant with, library policies and procedures. Has access to confidential information regarding patron records and personnel issues.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Daily contact with library patrons requiring excellent customer services skills. Some contact with other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.

 

Essential Functions

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

  • Oversees the daily operations of the circulation department, including the library's busiest public service desk.
  • Keeps abreast of current and emerging library trends and ensures effective training of staff as appropriate
  • Ensures the department runs smoothly and efficiently by assigning daily and weekly work assignments or long-term projects to all circulation staff, including branch library staff.
  • Advises Director of Library Services on circulation policies and procedures, offers creative solutions and suggestions to keep the library on the cutting edge of equal access, community involvement, and patron satisfaction with direct daily library services.
  • Assists in the creation of the Long-Range Plan, Annual Action Plan, and other strategic planning.
  • Oversees the successful management of the Museum pass program including implementing strategies to increase circulation and expand program where possible.
  • Meets regularly with other department heads to coordinate departmental projects and activities, and ensure consistent service across all areas of the library.
  • Assists in growth of our Library of Things by advising on best practices for circulation.
  • Creates and distributes circulation reports generated by the integrated library system to run the department efficiently. Occasionally works with OCLN Central Site staff on more complex reporting.
  • Acts as the liaison to the Massachusetts Library System in regards to the daily delivery, troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Mediates and resolves escalated patron issues with the goal of maintaining excellent public service.
  • Provides reference services and covers the reference desk as needed.
  • Keeps up to date on current technology and digital collections and services offered by the library in order to assist patrons with computers and devices.
  • Collaborates with other library departments and seeks to grow our opportunities for community outreach.
  • Advises on social media and public relations.
  • Assists other departments in grant implementation as needed.
  • Oversees circulation department's involvement in the conception, creation, and maintenance of displays at all libraries in order to promote collections, programs and services.
  • Understands the importance of professional development and participates on OCLN committees, attends workshops, and seeks to be a library leader in the region.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school required.
  • Three years library and/or management experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a circulation department and/or with SirsiDynix ILS is a plus.

 

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Strong understanding of public library operations and procedures, including integrated library systems.
  • Working knowledge of reference services and current technology.

 

  • A strong public service commitment.
  • Ability to train and direct the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to meet and deal with people appropriately and effectively.
  • Ability to initiate ideas and projects.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard, computer, telephone and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to move between tasks with patience, flexibility and ease.

 

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed.
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

Salary

Salary starts at $52,055.99 and increases over nine steps to $73,988.26

 

Closing Date

04/30/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities. Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

 

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Head of Reference and Adult Services, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting library leader interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented department head to provide professional reference and adult services. We seek an individual who is as equally dedicated to the community as to librarianship. Our culture of "Yes!" has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. Our new $33-million main library is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

 

Essential Functions

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

  • In preparation for the opening of our new 50,000-square-foot library in the summer of 2020, home to a local history center, digital media lab, and large young adult space and program room, actively participates in planning, strategizing, updating policies, and managing the collection.
  • Supervises all activities, programs, and services of the Reference Department and Young Adult Services.

  • Assists direct reports by providing general reference service using print and electronic resources and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory service to patrons of all ages.

  • Coordinates and participates in library instruction and reference use program, actively promoting the program and marketing it to patrons and the community through outreach and publicity.
  • With direction from and involvement of the Assistant Director of Library Services, develops a full range of community-relevant adult programming including but not limited to author events (we have hosted more than 100 local and NYT-bestselling authors in recent years including Jacqueline Winspear, Elin Hilderbrand, Craig Johnson and Ian Rankin), music and arts programs, book clubs, genealogy and local history events, and community-wide efforts such as the LSTA-funded All Aboard Greenbush.

  • Responsible for programming from stage of conception through planning, publicity, execution, and follow up.
  • Responsible for collection development in the areas of print and non-print reference and adult nonfiction, as well as a growing Library of Things.

  • Manages collection through reports and accepted practices of weeding.
  • Responsible for creation of effective marketing materials across all platforms, using current graphic design tools such as Canva.
  • Researches and writes comprehensive and persuasive grant applications to corporations, foundations, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Maintains the local history collection focusing on preservation and security and developing greater access for patrons using current technologies.
  • Assists patrons with the online public access catalog and public technology.

  • Updates library website and social media as needed to promote reference services and adult programming.
  • Meets regularly with other department heads to coordinate departmental projects and activities, and ensure consistent service across all areas of the library.
  • Active and influential participation expected on library network committees and/or statewide committees as needed.

 

Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director. Performs library duties at the professional level in assuming immediate charge and responsibility over the Reference Department, including the Young Adult Services Librarian.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends and evenings when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate.

 

Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Experience working with an integrated library system and emerging technology. Familiarity, comfort, and skill with downloadable media, blogs, social networks, and website maintenance.

 

Daily contact with library patrons, other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in library and information sciences from an ALA-accredited school and at least three years of professional library experience.

 

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in reference.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends.
  • Have a broad understanding of archival practice and technology-related activities.

 

  • Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large.
  • Ability to foster open communication and cooperative relationships.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with local media representatives as needed.

 

  • Excellent skills in supervision, interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have superior skills in the area of reference and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory.
  • Must be comfortable with and have a history of public speaking and presentation experience.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed.
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

Salary

Salary starts at $52,055.99 and increases over nine steps to $73,988.26

 

Closing Date

04/30/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities. Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

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Part-Time Assistant Archivist, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

The Western Connecticut State University Archives is seeking a part-time (between 15 and 20 hours per week)* assistant archivist.  Assists with the accessioning, processing, description and cataloging of archival materials and monographs in the Special Collections library. The position also requires strong research skills with a positive customer service ethic.  This position will provide exposure to most of the current best-practices in the field of archives and the implementation of the current technological tools of the trade.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with archival processing

  2. Data entry

  3. Research on provenance and biographical background related to collections

  4. Composition of biographical and other notes for finding aids

  5. Application of name, type and subject authorities and thesauruses

  6. Responding to patron research requests

  7. Assist with exhibit preparation and installation

  8. Performs miscellaneous housekeeping duties as needed


Minimum Job Requirements:

ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Proven research skills

  2. Ability to lift 40 lbs

  3. Attention to detail

  4. Working knowledge and understanding of EAD, XML, and MARC

  5. Working knowledge and understanding of spreadsheets

  6. Strong communication skills.

  7. Proven ability to work independently


* Part-time hours initially must fall between 8AM and 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 8AM and 9PM on Wednesday.


To Apply:

Please contact the WCSU Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Brian Stevens, at StevensB@wcsu.edu. 

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(3) Part-Time Archives Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

There is a vacancy for three part-time Archives Assistants in the Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. Archives Assistants will work in both reference and processing settings. This position is for someone comfortable and welcoming, who has the sensitivity to work with diverse community members and collections. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.


Duties: 

  • Provide reference services to University Faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Create processing plans
  • Arrange and rehouse manuscript and archival material
  • Create inventories and finding aids
  • Write blog posts 
  • Conduct shelf-reads
  • Standardize legacy data
  • Digitization of select material and assist with digital exhibits
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications: 

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Familiarity with such as Alma, ArchivesSpace, Microsoft Office, and WordPress
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace


Salary:

$14 per hour

Hours:

Up to 17 hours per week


To apply please send cover letter and resume via email to

Molly Brown, Reference and Outreach Archivist, mo.brown@northeastern.edu, 617.373.7656  

Daniel Lavoie, Collections Archivist, d.lavoie@northeastern.edu, 617.373.3317

92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02115 


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

This twelve-month position oversees the allocation and management of the Library's electronic research databases, streaming media, access and discovery tools. The Electronic Resources Librarian collaborates with colleagues, College IT, faculty and patrons to choose electronic resources that are responsive to the needs of a dynamic curriculum and a college community with a strong commitment to social justice and the liberal arts.

 

This position negotiates with vendors and works with consortia to obtain favorable pricing and terms. The Electronic Resources Librarian initiates activation of resources, and maintains licenses, access, payment, and reporting. The position maintains electronic resource records in III Sierra's ERM module.

 

The Electronic Resources Librarian will be part of a dynamic and creative team of professionals committed to supporting student success. They share hours at the reference desk, provide one-on-one research help, and collaborate on instruction, outreach and programming initiatives. Participation in library and campus committees and professional organizations is encouraged and expected.  

 

Candidates should have knowledge of software pertinent to the administrative functions of databases, and familiarity with tools for the analysis of usage data. Candidates should be aware of trends, standards, technologies, and other developments in the management of electronic resources, particularly in the area of open-access resources, librarianship and copyright issues.  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program and three years' minimum experience is required.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three contact references through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/62040.

 

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

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Instruction and Innovation Librarian, The Taft School, Watertown, CT

The Taft School seeks a full-time Instruction and Innovation Librarian for an August 2019 start date. This position will be responsible for overseeing the Library/Information Literacy instruction program and will actively seek opportunities to collaborate with subject teachers.

 

The position will also be charged with leveraging existing and emerging technologies to foster exploration, innovation, creativity, and curiosity in community members. Taft seeks a dynamic librarian who will be an active participant in our academic, co-curricular, athletic, and residential programs. Teaching experience preferred, MLS/MLIS required. 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to the online application at www2.taftschool.org/employment/faculty. Please contact Dean of Faculty Edie Traina (etraina@taftschool.org) with any questions.

 

Founded in 1890, The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for 590 students in grades nine through post-graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 220-acre campus in western Connecticut. With the motto "Not to be served but to serve" as a moral foundation, Taft graduates matriculate at our nation's leading colleges and universities. More can be learned about The Taft School at www.taftschool.org.  

 

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Arts and Culture Research Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks an Arts and Culture Research Intern to support the Council's Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship. Working with a small, collaborative team, this intern will gain experience with research, digital humanities, creative culture, and community engagement.

The Humanities Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

 

Time Frame: Summer, 2019
Temporary, Part-Time Internship, Hours Flexible

 

Position Description:
The Arts and Culture Research Intern will support the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship through community contact, research, and writing in the international forum of Wikipedia. This position reports to the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellow. The Rhode Island Arts and Culture Fellowship is designed to research, write, collect and connect stories of significant visual artists, performers, and writers past and present who have lived in Rhode Island to inform and inspire. The intern will be eligible to receive a stipend and course credit, if applicable. Click here to learn more about the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage cultural leaders and organizations to determine how they may want to participate in this project;
  • Research online and in local libraries, archives and organizational collections to map and develop histories of people in creative communities in Rhode Island;
  • Train local organizations and artists on engagement with Wikipedia;
  • Compose Wikipedia articles (at least 2) on Rhode Island arts and culture.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Computer/Technical Literacy: Mac OS X, Microsoft Office (experience with Wikipedia a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collegially;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Interest in humanities fields and nonprofit organizations.

 

To Apply:

Please send resume to scott@rihumanities.org by 5:00 pm EST on May 10, 2019, with the subject "Arts and Culture Research Intern Application." Please also provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in the body of the email.

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Program Director, Tanzania Education Corporation (TEC), Karatu, Tanzania

Tanzania Education Corp (TEC), a Boston-based NGO, has supported the Tumaini Schools in northern Tanzania since 2008. Tumaini Schools operate three private, English-language, non-profit schools with a combined enrollment of 1,100 students. 


Position

TEC is looking for a full-time Program Director to join our team based in Karatu, Tanzania. The main responsibility is to oversee our secondary school  library and teach the students how to use a library. Libraries are rare in Tanzanian and many of our students have never had access to one. In addition, the Program Director will assist the Sponsorship Director  with coordinating and conducting visitor tours, including student groups. This position requires  strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work across all levels of the organization.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee library at Tumaini Senior Secondary School. Train older students and teachers to help with monitoring of library during open hours. 
  • Design and implement reading programs that support slower readers, encourage students to read more challenging books, and generally promote a reading culture at the school.
  • Help teach a graphic novel class and English grammar classes.
  • Assist with a variety of digital platforms that include the TEC website, social media, and email newsletters with goal to increase TEC brand awareness.
  • Work collaboratively with our librarian at the primary school to ensure cohesion and cooperation between the two libraries. Help at the primary school library 1 or 2 days per week. 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in East Africa is a plus.
  • Highly collaborative style; ability to create relationships with staff, volunteers, and people from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Knowledge of Filemaker Pro software is desirable but not required
  • Sincere commitment to TEC mission


Commitment

Minimum one-year commitment with arrival date in Karatu, Tanzania during Mid-May/June of 2019.


Compensation

  • $500 a month stipend deposited into a US bank account on the last day of every month. TEC views you as an independent contractor and, as a result, you are responsible for all taxes owed (including Social Security, Medicare, federal and state income taxes).
  • Work visa fees paid by TEC.
  • Reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses related to TEC, paid monthly.
  • Rent, utilities (includes internet and a local phone) and housekeeper for a two bedroom house with Western toilet and shower to be shared. Own bedroom. Food is not included.
  • Two one way tickets from your home to Kilimanjaro Airport in Arusha, not to exceed a total of $2,000 
  • Shared Apple laptop for TEC business; we encourage you to bring your own for personal use.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation excluding June-September
  • Does not include costs of immunizations

 

Contact

If interested in applying, please send resume and cover letter to Frank Lee at 

frankdlee001@gmail.com.

 

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LTS Account Support Specialist, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Contoocook, NH

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Contoocook, NH, US, 03229

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users.

Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

 

Mission

The mission of the LTS Account Support Specialist is to provide technical service support to customers, departmental and company personnel, to ensure that customers' needs and requirements for the supply of MARC records and other services are interpreted and implemented accurately. The LTS Account Support Specialist works to determine feasible and satisfactory account specifications, and to ensure a high-quality experience for customers who are configuring new or significantly changing Technical Services accounts.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works with customers, GOBI Customer Service, GOBI/EIS Sales, and other GOBI business units as needed to design, refine and implement new or revised technical services for customers.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains customer profiles for GOBI library technical services. Evaluates the quality of customer experience for new and existing accounts and provides timely feedback to Technical Service management.
  • Provides input for the establishment of system policies and procedures, standards and schedules. Drafts and revises documentation and procedures according to established guidelines.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Additional duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.

 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2+ years of library experience, preferably in a technical services environment.
  • 2+ years working in a direct customer contact role.
  • 2+ years of MS Office, Outlook, and Explorer experience.
  • 1+ years of cataloging standards and best practices experience.
  • 2+ years Library of Congress classification system experience.
  • 2+ years of the Dewey Decimal classification system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in individual and group settings.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit in front of a personal computer 6-7 hours a day, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, push book carts and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally walk and lift/move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with academic library technical services operations.
  • Proficiency in applying academic library standards and best practices.
  • Experience working in a sales role.
  • Experience coordinating, supervising or reviewing the work of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with company departments, with professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

 

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.



Nearest Major Market: Concord 

Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester 

Job Segment: Supply, Operations

 

Please apply on our website:  https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Contoocook-LTS-Account-Support-Specialist-1-NH-03229/550995200/

Or call Lisa at 603-746-8839, if you have any questions.

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Library Media Specialist, St. Joseph Elementary School, Needham, MA

Saint Joseph Elementary School is seeking a full-time MA certified Library Media Specialist. This position provides library media services and lessons to students in Pre-K through grade five while overseeing the daily management and routines of the school library that is accessed by students through 8th grade and staff as well, with the assistance of two library-assigned paraprofessionals (1 FTE).


The candidate needs to have a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. A highly qualified candidate will also hold MA state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.


Please send resume to Charlotte Kelly at ckelly@saintjoes.com

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Youth Services Intern, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a motivated team player who wishes to gain practical library experience by supporting the Department Head and staff in our fast-paced Youth Services Department.


The Youth Services Summer Intern supports the Department Head in helping to fulfill the library's mission by assisting patrons (primarily children from birth to age 17 and their caregivers) in the use of the library, assisting with special events and activities, and processing materials.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patrons in locating library materials, answering questions, providing reader's advisory, express check-out and circulation duties as needed.
  • Assists patrons with the use of online library catalog, the library's subscription databases, downloadable materials, and eReaders and other electronic devices.
  • Assists other Youth Services staff in keeping the Youth Services department collection and all areas of the department in order including but not limited to shelving materials and shelf-reading.
  • Assists Youth Services staff to develop and implement events, classes and workshops from birth through high school age, with potential to run a program of their own at summers' end.
  • Creates flyers, brochures and displays for programs and to promote library programs and services under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.
  • Assists the Head of Youth Services with collection development and maintenance.
  • Collects department statistics including reference, material inventory and event attendance
  • Participates in staff and committee meetings as needed.
  • Prepares book and audiovisual displays to promote library materials.
  • Performs other duties as required to help insure the smooth operation of the department.


The 10-week internship runs from June 12 through August 21, 2019. The schedule will include an average of 20 hours/week, including day and evening hours and will be determined by the intern and supervisor. Hours may be applied to school credits as determined by the intern's academic institution.


The Library encourages the intern to keep a journal to track time and read professional articles regarding library trends and best practices (accessible through the Library's collection). MLIS students are particularly encouraged to apply, but the position is open to other college students if the work is applicable to their field of study. Please see the attached Job Description for a complete list of duties and qualifications.


Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019.

 

Pay rate: $12.00/hour

 

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Yvette Couser, Director via email ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org

or by mail to: Merrimack Public Library

470 Daniel Webster Highway

Merrimack, NH  03054

Website: www.merrimacklibrary.org

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Evening Librarian (Summer 2019 - Temporary), Bay State College, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the 2019 summer term. This position is ideal for a current library school student (or recent graduate) who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.


The core responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research and directional reference questions, both in person and via email
  • Conducting a library orientation for the evening division English class
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials 
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as LibGuides editing or collection development


Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in a library science graduate program 
  • Availability on Mondays/Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4pm-8pm, from May 20th-August  1st, 2019
  • Excellent search skills
  • Dependability and the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The summer evening librarian is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $17.

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume to Jessica Neave at jneave@baystate.edu.

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Assistant Librarian (Part-Time), Labouré College, Milton, MA

Labouré College seeks a Part-Time/Assistant Librarian to work 25 hours per week. This position requires evening hours and some Saturdays. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian assists in planning, implementing and evaluating instructional support services.

 

The Labouré College Library provides students and instructors with the infrastructure and resources necessary to support effective teaching and learning. This includes planning for future growth and innovation, providing dynamic leadership in the College's mission, updating library holdings, and maintaining electronic resources. It is expected that the librarian will have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must follow trends related to publishing, computers, and media to oversee the selection and organization of library materials. 



Essential Job Functions

  • Instructs users in finding and evaluating print and electronic resources.
  • Resolves issues that arise in the library.
  • Supervises work-study and seasonal part-time library workers.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to patron off-campus access to electronic resources.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create online tutorials, guides, videos, and other instructional materials.
  • Teaches evening library instruction sessions in a variety of disciplines.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance.
  • Compiles reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in practicing assessment techniques and utilizing assessments to improve library services.
  • Familiarity with current information literacy theory, practice and assessment.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning and using emerging technologies to improve library services and instruction, including the ability to create tutorials and other learning objects.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of teams.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library management systems. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with learning management systems. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment. 
  • Competency in original cataloging, including current and emerging resource description and taxonomy formats, and ability to apply them in academic library settings to a variety of resource types.
  • Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Bilingual 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to twenty five poundsand to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

 

Education Required:

  • BA/BS
  • MLS



To Apply:

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. 

 

Laboure College is a non-profit institution with a Catholic-guided mission. The College honors and welcomes all faith traditions. Minority, veteran and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Laboure College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and other categories as protected by Massachusetts law. Laboure College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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Resident Librarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library offers early-career librarians an opportunity to gain professional experience and mentoring through its library residency program. The purpose of the residency program is to attract and support early-career librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups to successful careers in academic and research libraries. 

 

The three-year program provides residents with a holistic understanding of academic and research libraries. It provides experience in different areas of librarianship, mentorship, opportunities to observe and participate in library leadership, and an introduction to professional service, research, and scholarship. 



For the duration of the program, the Resident Librarian will be placed in a home department. The selection of the home department should match the Resident Librarian's professional interests and expertise, aligned with strategic areas defined by the library. The Resident Librarian will be able to select their home department from the following: 

  • Library Assessment Program 
  • Preservation (a Conservation track or a Digital Preservation track) 
  • Scholarly Communications (a Technical track or an Outreach track) 
  • Special Collections and University Archives 

Information about these departments can be found at http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/home-departments/. 

 

In the first year, the Resident Librarian will gain a breadth of experience in a variety of functional areas of academic librarianship by completing rotations in the home department and two to three other library departments of the Resident Librarian's choosing. An option of concentrated work in the home department with no rotations may be possible as well. For more information about potential rotation sites, visit http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/rotation-sites. 

 

In the second and third years, the Resident Librarian will gain in-depth work experience in their home department. The Resident Librarian will work with a research mentor to design and conduct a third-year signature project, with the goal of disseminating research outcomes through publication and/or conference presentations. 

 

The Resident Librarian will gain leadership and service experience through active participation in library committees and teams. They will also have opportunities to become involved in relevant regional and national professional organizations. Professional development funding is provided to enable professional and scholarly engagement at the national level. 



The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community and work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess adaptability, problem-solving and decision-making skills; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; effectively communicate and collaborate; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, public service and the land-grant mission. 

 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply. 

 

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number posting #90152P. 

 

ISU  students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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Librarian II - Circulation Services, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reading Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, and collaborative team leader, Librarian II, (Circulation Services) to join our Collection Services team.


The successful candidate will be innovative and eager to explore new ways technology can improve the patron experience, as well as optimize access to the library's physical and digital collections.  In addition to overseeing the automated technology within the Circulation Division, the Librarian II will lead by example, motivating and providing support to the Circulation Staff and Pages. The Reading Public Library is a busy, high energy workplace with a culture of collaboration and growth. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. 


This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week position. Schedule will include one evening and a Saturday rotation.


Applications should include resume, cover letter, and Town of Reading Employment application (https://www.readingma.gov/administrative-services/human-resources/files/employment-application-2016), and will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until the position is filled.

 

A full Job Description is available at the Town of Reading website or by contacting Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director (https://www.readingma.gov/users/jperkins/contact).

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Access Services Librarian, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

Department: Annenberg Library 
Reports to: Director of Library 
FLSA: Full time, Non-Exempt, Benefit-Eligible 
Salary: $48,000
Effective Date: July 1st, 2019

 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for growing the graduation rate and student retention through exemplary service to students and support to professional staff. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission driven philosophy. Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for stewardship of the library during evening hours throughout the school year. We are searching for an individual passionate about diverse patron service in an evolving academic setting. The position supports PMC students' success throughout their time at the college by aiding in access to materials and providing relevant informational resources to support their studies.



Position Scope

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • In collaboration with the DLS: hires, trains, schedules and supervises work study staff
  • Responsible for student worker payroll verification and submittal
  • Library reserves manager. Solicits materials from faculty, processes reserves, answers copyright questions
  • Manages circulation and reference services in the evening, including:
  • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  • Check library materials in and out
  • Register new patrons
  • Processes holds
  • Provides research assistance
  • Creates and updates online research guides
  • Troubleshoot and assist patrons with use of library technology
  • Contributes to the development of documentation and training materials for Library Assistants and Work Study student workers
  • Manages and curates the Library's Special Collection:
  • Solicits new materials from various campus departments
  • Answers research requests using Special Collections materials
  • Maintains and preserves the collection
  • Promotes use of the collection through outreach to the PMC community and beyond
  • Assists in training, supervising, and mentoring Library Assistants
  • Creates work schedule for Library Assistants
  • Social media coordinator
  • Collaborates with staff to create and host programming to promote library use

Other:

  • Participates in collection development for one or more academic disciplines
  • Creates and maintains LibGuides in collection development areas
  • Incrementally trained to support technical services of the library (i.e. cataloging, acquisitions, & Interlibrary loans)
  • Open and close the library, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree requiredAcademic or public past library experience
  • Customer service experience required
  • Supervisory and training skills desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience producing social media contentExperience working with archival materials
  • Experience working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students.

 

Special Requirements
School in Session (Sun-Thu 2 pm-10pm) 
August & Winter Break (Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm)


To Apply

Please send your Cover letter and resume, with the job title in the subject line, to: MDavison@pmc.edu

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

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Library STEM and Maker Interns, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities! The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions working on location at the Keene Public Library. These paid internships offer $10 per hour, and require a minimum of 10 hours per month. This is a three-year program commencing as soon as possible and ending on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as six months or up to 24 months.



What you'll be doing:

  • Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts.  
  • Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
  • Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning. 


Employment Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work
  • Be able to make a firm commitment to at least six months of service
  • Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month
  • Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers
  • Be punctual, dependable and organized, with excellent communication, planning, and writing skills
  • Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things
  • Be able to work as part of a team or individually 
  • Be able to provide three letters of professional reference and a recommendation from a teacher
  • A successful background check is required


Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.



This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!  Interested candidates should apply today: https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates have been received.



The city of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Librarian for Summer Program Support, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Librarian for Summer Program Support will act as the Tisch Library liaison to the growing number of Tufts pre-college summer programs. They will coordinate and deliver library research instruction classes and individual consultations for several short-term intensive programs in residence at Tufts during the summer months with an audience of mainly high school students. This eight-week summer term position will work 35hours/week from mid-June to early August.

Full details are listed here:
https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/summer-program-support-posting

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience providing library instruction


Preferred Experience

  • Experience providing library instruction to high school students or first year college students
  • Experience with English-language learners

 

Compensation

Salary is $30/hr. This is an eight-week summer position that does not offer benefits.

 

Closing Date

Applicant review will begin immediately.

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Elliot Brandow, Team Lead for Social Sciences, Tisch Library: elliot.brandow@tufts.edu

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(3) Part-Time Library Aides, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for part - time positions available in the Technical Services unit. These positions will divide their time working out of both the central branch in Copley Square and the City of Boston Archive Center. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply. 


Responsibilities:
  1. Works in any or all areas of Technical Services as assigned.
  2. Works on backlogged projects of older materials in Technical Services.
  3. Performs some basic prepping of print and non-print material by performing such tasks as unwrapping, applying security strips, bookplates and stamping withdrawn material.
  4. Removes CDs and DVDs from broken cases and places them in new cases.
  5. Boxes up withdrawn material, labels and stacks boxes for removal.
  6. Organizes and sorts backlogged materials on shelf by title or category, as required.
  7. Performs basic searching of the Library's database for matching bibliographic records for review by a cataloger.
  8. Performs basic office tasks as needed.
  9. Keeps statistics in Excel worksheets as needed.
  10. Delivers trucks of material to other departments as needed.
  11. Retrieves material from shelf or stacks for correction.
  12. Performs related duties as required

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Ability to perform detailed procedures with speed and accuracy.
  2. Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into various online systems or files.
  3. Basic personal computer skills, including basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  4. Ability to lift heavy boxes and move book carts.
  5. Ability to work with materials in foreign languages.
  6. Willingness to work up to 18 hours a week.

Requirements

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

 

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion / $15 per hour

Hours per week: up to 18 hours per week

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director.  The position is based upon 40 hours per week including up to two evenings and every Saturday.  It is an individual contract with the Holbrook Public Library Board of Trustees. AA/EOE

  • Primary responsibility is the management of all areas of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, acquisitions, and public relations.
  • Provides assistance to patrons in selection of materials and reference information in all areas.
  • Assists and instructs patrons with use of technology.
  • Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director.  
  • Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
  • Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.  
  • Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
  • Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
  • Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
  • Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
  • In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
  • Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

 

Qualifications

  • Candidate must have at least 2 years professional supervisory library experience
  • Must hold an MLS degree from an accredited institution
  • Must have working knowledge of Children's and Teen literature
  • Excellent computer skills including library digital services (Overdrive, Hoopla)
  • Willing to work with community groups and organizations to increase the exposure of the library in the community.

 

Salary  Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to:
Donald Colon, Library Director  dcolon@ocln.org  Please no phone calls.

Closing Date: Until filled

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Literacy Coordinator, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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


Qualifications Include:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, ESL, Education or related field five years of professional experience
  • Desire to develop, implement and supervise literacy services and associated programs; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional literacy service
  • Superior computer skills
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • 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:

  • Provides workshops and individual instruction to English Language Learners, including Adult Basic Education, the Internet, a variety of reference materials and products, computers and databases.
  • Initiates, develops and participates in cooperative efforts with community groups, organizations and other City departments including local schools, etc.
  • Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic sources.
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns.
  • Interprets and enforces library policies and regulations.
  • Refers customers to other departments or institutions as appropriate.


Preferred:

Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole; familiarity with III Sierra software.


Hours:

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


Starting salary: $67,488. Excellent benefits.


Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019


Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department)
  • Three letters of professional reference (Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:
    • Mary Gullotti
    • Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    • MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Outreach Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

The Outreach Reference Librarian develops and implements a marketing strategy that promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, staff, and the College community. Tasks include but are not limited to giving presentations; organizing events; designing publications, exhibits, and displays; and communicates with the library staff, Learning Commons stakeholder departments and with the campus as a whole.


The Outreach Reference Librarian works with campus departments such as Student Affairs and Communications, to maintain a social media presence and promote library services. Represents Library Services at student orientations and other campus events. In addition to these outreach duties, the Outreach Reference Librarian will have reference librarian duties, including providing library instruction and reference, creating and maintaining LibGuides, and serving as a liaison to various academic departments (including the Honors Program and First Year Seminar).



Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with 1-3 years directly related experience.
  • Previous reference experience and teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.
  • Knowledge of basic marketing practices and use of social media.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a digital environment using a variety of methods including oral, written, photographic and videos.



To apply, please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers.


Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Administrative Analyst, City of Boston Archives, Boston, MA

The mission of the City Archives is to provide a government service that ensures the comprehensive and systematic management of all Boston's municipal archives and records. The City Archives develops City-wide policy for the management and disposition of all the municipal government records of Boston and assists agencies to implement these policies.

 

It preserves the City's archival records by means of facilities, programs and procedures for physical accommodation, security, environmental control and document conservation. It makes the City's archives accessible to departments and the public by means of document finding aids, reference procedures and the promotion of public use, and ensures ready access to essential evidence documenting the rights of citizens, the actions of municipal officials and Boston's historical municipal experience.



Brief Job Description (Essential Functions of the Job):

Under supervision of the Archivist, assists Archivists for Collections Management and Access Management in evaluating, categorizing, storing and retrieving records, and in providing reference services in response to public and agency requests. Carries out other duties and projects as assigned including the following: 

Responsibilities

  • Prepares finding aids such as inventories, indexes, shelf-listing and subject guide.
  • Assists in maintaining storage and retrieval systems. 
  • Assists in the compilation of agency histories. 
  • Assists with transfer and storage of permanent inactive records. 
  • Assists with reference and outreach activities and response to requests for records and information.
  • Performs related work as required. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in management analysis, procedures analysis, methods analysis, work simplification, or value analysis.
  • Experience in the archives field preferred. 
  • Ability to organize, research, and interpret records and submit written descriptions of records groups and collections and to work independently and to exercise initiative and judgment. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. 
  • Ability to lift, move and shelve packed records storage boxes. 
  • Knowledge of the appraisal, arrangement and description of archival records preferred.
  • Practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of EAD and MARC preferred. Familiarity with Archives Toolkit and/or ArchivesSpace preferred.

 

Substitutions

  • A bachelor's​ degree in business or public management or administration or related fields may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. (Substitution is based on one year of such education for six months of the required experience.) Specialized course work in archives or records management or related field strongly preferred. 
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Boston Residency Required 

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grand: SENA/MM1-4

Hours per week: 35

 

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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 Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is responsible for providing in-person and virtual reference services; participating in collection development (print and online); and 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 to Thursday with occasional work in the evening.

 

To apply, please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

 

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Call for Abstracts: Records Management Journal

'Technology and records management: disrupt or be disrupted?'
Records Management Journal - Themed call for papers
RMJ Consulting Editor: Professor Julie McLeod. Email: julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk

With Guest Editor: Professor Richard Marciano, Digital Curation Innovation Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, USA.

The Records Management Journal invites submissions for a themed issue focused on the opportunities and challenges of so-called disruptive technologies for archives and records management and records professionals. Technologies include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing
  • IoT
  • Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies
  • Cloud services
  • Edge computing including cloud-to-edge technology
  • Gamification
  • Immersive experiences (virtual, augmented and mixed reality)
  • Advanced technology based tools e.g. search, discovery, disclosure and digital forensics
  • Graph databases
  • Autonomous things (robots, vehicles etc).


We welcome contributions about, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Challenges and impact (realized or potential) of disruptive technologies on records processes and/or records creators/users
  • Opportunities for reorienting records management and archival principles and/or innovating processes through disruptive technology
  • Computational archival science
  • Digital ethics
  • Issues of trust and transparency
  • Analytics and algorithms
  • Professional responsibilities, roles and skills including digital literacy, education and continuing professional development.


We are interested in different disciplinary perspectives from researchers, academics and practitioners. All types of submissions are welcome i.e. viewpoints, critical reviews, research, case studies or conceptual/philosophical papers. They should be 3000-8000 words in length. Shorter papers are usually opinion pieces or practitioner case studies.

Submission Deadlines

  •  Extended abstracts (more info below): 1 May 2019
  • Abstracts accepted and authors notified no later than:  14 May 2019
  • Full paper submitted: 1 September 2019
  • Review, revision and final acceptance: 31 January 2020


The Records Management Journal applies article level publication so within approximately a month of acceptance the article will be available online.

Submission Process
Extended abstracts should be a 500 word version of the Records Management Journal's structured abstract, using the headings described in the author guidelines http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

Under the design/methodology/approach heading, please include the following as appropriate to the type of paper:

  • What is the approach to the topic if it is a theoretical or conceptual paper? Briefly outline existing knowledge and the value added by the paper compared to that.
  • What is the main research question and/or aim if it a research paper? What is the research strategy and the main method(s) used?
  • If the paper is a case study outline its scope and nature and the method of deriving conclusions.
  • If the paper is an opinion piece or conceptual paper outline its focus and key highlight points.


Please indicate in your abstract submission the intended length of your paper.

Please send your extended abstract to: julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk

Full papers for accepted abstracts (3000-8000 words excluding references) should be prepared using the RMJ guidelines which can be read here
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=rmj.

Papers will be reviewed following the Journal's standard double-blind peer review process. This means that acceptance of the abstract does not guarantee acceptance of the full paper.

Julie McLeod (julie.mcleod@northumbria.ac.uk) is also happy to receive informal enquiries.

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Head of Adult Programming, Darien Public Library, Darien, CT

Darien Library (CT) seeks a dynamic, community-minded Head of Adult Programming. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, and flexible while dedicated to providing extreme customer service to patrons. This opportunity is perfect for a forward-thinking professional who is enthusiastic about the future of libraries.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs and Services, the Head of Adult Programming manages the Programming Librarian, Film Librarian, Book Group Coordinator, and three Programming Specialists to support and implement over 550 innovative public programs annually for adults. The Adult Programming Department works to position Darien Library as a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative activity, with a wide range of lectures, performances, hands-on workshops, town-wide events, and out-of-the-box library programs for adults. The Head of Adult Programming is the champion of this department and serves on the Library's leadership team.



Qualifications & Skills
  • Experience coordinating and developing programs for adults in libraries, museums, or art institutions required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • MLIS degree, or equivalent experience, from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program required
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. The successful candidate will have excellent public speaking abilities
  • Skilled at working with diverse audiences
  • Engaged in and inspired by current events, literature, and the arts
  • Actively involved in the wider profession
  • Proficient in using technology including Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms. Ability to troubleshoot problems as necessary. Excited by new technology.
  • Bilingual applicants preferred


Responsibilities
  • Support the Library's Strategic Plan through the creation and implementation of timely, thoughtful public programs for adults
  • Coach and supervise a staff of six, including two full-time and four part-time staff
  • Plan, design, and produce public programs aimed at a wide audience, identifying opportunities based on current trends and innovations
  • Connect with community members to ensure programs reflect community interests
  • Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes to stakeholders
  • Write press releases, create email blasts, and generate marketing collateral
  • Provide direct assistance and support to Library patrons during Library programs
  • Collaborate closely across departments
  • Manage and maintain Adult Programming budget, keeping a record of all expenditures, including check requests, tax documents, and other receipts
  • Represent the Adult Programming Department in meetings, on public service desks, in the community, and in professional librarian networks
  • Assumes in-charge responsibilities of the building and staff when designated
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


Salary
$62,000 - $68,000 annually, and is commensurate with experience. Salary includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Ample opportunities for professional development available. Health benefits and town pension are included with this position. 


To Apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, copy of your resume, and an essay (in up to 350 words) explaining "One thing I know for sure," to Mallory Arents, Associate Director of Programs and Services, marents@darienlibrary.org. Applications are due by Friday, April 26th.


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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

SLIS Career and Networking Fair 
Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 


Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!


This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 30 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.


Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!


The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: https://doodle.com/poll/ncafxipwwmuciu5x. We hope to see you there! 

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Research Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


Key Responsibilities

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute strategic data analytics initiatives in partnership with the investment teams.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.
  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred but not required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Experience and/or substantial coursework in data analysis, statistical programming, predictive modeling, geospatial (GIS) analytics, or data visualization.


Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Dealogic, etc.).
  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.
  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Research experience in a specific industry or European/Asian regions a plus.
  • Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve customers' problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  
  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Technology Librarian (Part-Time), Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends through library journals and conferences, and assist in planning team projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  Some Saturday and evening hours are also required.

 

Responsibilities:

Work routine circulation desk shifts *

Install and update software weekly under the direction of IT Specialist

Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide tech training to patrons and staff

Keep library Web site content current

Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff

Update library mobile devices 

*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include:

Checking materials in and out

Registering new patrons

Answering the telephone

Organizing reserve materials

Scheduling meeting spaces and events

Scheduling computer usage and answering patron computer questions 



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required. Previous library experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required especially Word and Excel. Knowledge of Google.docs and social media required. Must enjoy working with the public and as part of a team. 

 

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following by May 3, 2019:

Diane Lynch, Library Director

Pease Public Library

1 Russell Street

Plymouth, N.H. 03264

Or email to dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

No phone calls, please.

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Library Director, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME

City of Westbrook is an active growing community with multi-generational citizens, cultures and economic development, such as Rock Row.  The community has a variety of spectacular community events. Westbrook is the happening place to be! Come join our outstanding team in a historical building and community.


The City of Westbrook is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to manage the operation of Walker Memorial Library, the community's public library.  Originally constructed in 1894 with a new addition built in 1989, Walker Memorial Library is a wonderful blend of the community's history and renewal.  The Library houses upward to 40,000 volumes, a sizable Reference Collection and a Local History Collection, offers a wide variety of adult and children's programming to its 14,760 registered borrowers.


The City and Library Board of Regents are seeking a Library Director who will continue to enhance service to the community through cooperative efforts with other local libraries/agencies and effective management of staff and resources.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Master Library Science degree from an accredited college/university; have progressively responsible library administration experience, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity
  • Have a demonstrated record of innovative and creative library programming and outreach
  • Possess well developed leadership, communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Budget preparation
  • Fiscal management
  • Be highly focused on establishing a welcoming and customer service oriented environment.  


This opportunity offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes: Health & Dental Insurance; Vacation, Sick & Holiday Time; and Retirement Benefits.


Please visit www.westbrookmaine.com for further detail on the job description and information on City of Westbrook.

 

Interested candidates, please electronically submit a resume, cover letter and references to City of Westbrook, Human Resources - Library Director Search at dcomeau@westbrook.me.us no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.



The City of Westbrook is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College's Information Services invites applications for the position of research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Trinity College offers the best of several worlds: a traditional New England small liberal arts college set in downtown Hartford, a college that combines a strong commitment to community learning with equally strong study away ties. It is one of the few small liberal arts colleges that can truly claim to be global and urban in focus. 


Information Services at Trinity College merged about four years ago, and the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will join the Research, Instruction, Technology group, a brand-new group combining instructional technologists, research librarians, digital scholarship staff, the learning spaces manager, and a director of academic video. Within this innovative group, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will teach regularly in our program of course-integrated research instruction, build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their research and teaching; serve as subject liaison for select departments; and provide general research help.



Responsibilities: 

  • Create disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes, including first-year seminars.
  • Partner with other groups in the library, particularly the Watkinson Library, to develop instruction around primary sources and archives
  • Incorporate emerging information technologies and new uses of resources
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the library.
  • Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. 



Qualifications: 

Required 

  • A Master's degree or significant coursework toward a PhD.
  • A history of classroom teaching *or*, in the absence of such history, evidence of a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Strong academic background and desire to engage with the vibrant intellectual community at a liberal arts college
  • Commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues as related to research instruction, collection development, and user-centered public service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents.
  • Evidence of working closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators. 

Preferred 

  • A graduate degree from a program accredited by the ALA and/or in a social sciences discipline or related field.
  • While the exact disciplinary responsibilities of the position will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant, we would particularly invite candidates with interest/experience in the social sciences. We would also welcome candidates with expertise in any of the following: data curation, management, or visualization; digital humanities; emerging technology; open educational resources; or some other area where the liberal arts and technology intersect.

 

To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. This position is intended as an entry-level or early-career opportunity. Feel free to contact Jason B. Jones (jason.jones@trincoll.edu) with any questions--some of which may also be answered in this blog post. 

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Call for Submissions: 2019 AMIA Scholarships

Deadlines for the 2019 Scholarships and IPI Internship have been extended to May 15th!


The George Blood, L.P. Women in Audiovisual Archiving Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.


The Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, and The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship offer financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in moving image archiving.


The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will offer a student who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

 For further information, deadlines and applications, please visit the AMIA web page.

Application deadlines are May 15.

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Short-Term Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:

Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Lilith Magazine collection. The collection includes approximately 65 linear feet of material documenting the operations of Lilith, a Jewish feminist periodical that began publication in 1976.


Documents include original notebooks, correspondence, interviews, manuscripts, and ephemera that shed light on the research and resources behind numerous Lilith articles on topics ranging from Passover Haggadahs and conversion to Judaism to the Israeli feminist movement and women's health. The collection also contains typescripts, and correspondence with Lilith writers and readers, including material from Jewish women worldwide who were interested in reporting on local news and culture for the magazine.  Other materials show the operations of Lilith and consist of meeting minutes, mission statements, press releases, and publicity.



Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Lilith Magazine collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project term and in the future.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work and digitization.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required.

Note:

This is a temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 6 months.



Skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials; experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess and solve problems accurately; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability. Familiarity with Lilith Magazine and Jewish Feminism preferred.



Additional Information:

May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.



Education:

MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management preferred. Individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered.



Work Experience:

Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "New Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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Public Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, Harvard's world-class rare books and manuscripts library, is seeking a motivated library and information science graduate student to join our Public Services team. Houghton is home to the world famous and the almost entirely unknown, the ancient and the contemporary, the enduring and the ephemeral. Papyrus fragments, Civil War board games, Black Panther posters, medieval books of hours, and theatrical costume designs all share room on our shelves.


The Public Services department at Houghton is responsible for assisting researchers in the reading room and online, an active instruction program, and management of the library's collections in the stacks. Our staff is ready to share their expertise with graduate students interested in a career in special collections. In addition to helping make collections available to researchers in our busy reading room and for our many classes, the public services assistant has the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the inspiring collections and staff at Houghton.

 

Duties

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

 

Qualifications

Required

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

 

Preferred

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

 

Hours

A regular schedule of 14 hours a week, including 5-7pm Tue, Wed, Thu, and Sat 9-5.

 

Salary                 $17.00/hour

To Apply            Submit cover letter, resume, and references to James Capobianco, Reference Librarian, jcapob@fas.harvard.edu

 

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Coordinator of Library Services, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Title:           Coordinator of Library Services

Unit:            MCCC Professional Staff, Grade 6

Dept.:           Library Services

Location:     Bedford Campus

Reports To: Director of Libraries

Date:            April 8, 2019

 

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Library Services is an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking member of the library leadership team in the Bedford campus Houlihan Library, reporting to the Director of Libraries .The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the operations of the Houlihan Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users including supervising support staff.  Assists in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating all day-to-day operations of the Houlihan Library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library leadership team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Assists in the establishment and review of policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Bedford campus.
  • Provides direct supervision of all full and part-time support staff at the Houlihan Library; and provides technical guidance for all professional staff at the Houlihan Library by assessing work flow issues, reviewing work for quality including training and daily supervision to ensure program integrity.  Participates in the selection of new staff.  Conducts performance evaluations for support staff and assists in the preparation of performance evaluation for professional staff.
  • Assists in developing staff training materials,.  Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open. Serves as a backup for other staff in their absence.
  • As part of the library leadership team, coordinates the Houlihan Library practices and procedures with those of the other two departments of the MCC libraries: the Technical Services and the Lowell campus Public Services departments. Meets regularly with the other library coordinators to discuss, plan and make recommendations with regard to library services and policy.
  • Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assists with the ongoing development and revision of the MCC library website, library social media channels such as Facebook and Springshare LibApps platform.
  • Coordinates the development, plans and implementation of programs of library instruction to support MCC's information literacy objectives.  Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.  Responsible for all scheduling of the library's Alcott Room for library instruction and other college use through the R25 scheduling system.
  • Oversees the development of the Bedford library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials for that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Bedford, and the unique needs of the population we serve.  Supervises the annual inventory of the Bedford collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  • Collaborates with other academic and public librarians and library organizations in our region to help provide programs, resources, and services that support our students' educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.

 

ADA Compliance

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.  Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 


Requirements:

Required

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
  • Demonstrate evidence of being self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools, and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with SpringShare LibApps platform, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.

Preferred

  • Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.
  • Experience in supervising and training library staff
  • Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others.
  • Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change.
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • KOHA ILS experience a plus

 

 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.   To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: Grade 6 minimum base salary $60,888 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford Campus with occasional travel to the Lowell campus

Start Date:  May/June 2019

Application Deadline:  April 29, 2019

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

 

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application (available through the following link):

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Follow the steps below.

After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume, cover letter, application & disclosure forms were uploaded as requested and appear in the format you desire. 

Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 781-280-3536

 

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Save the Date: Oxford Education Research Symposia 2019

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the 2019 Education Research Symposia at Green Templeton College, Oxford Univeristy, UK.
 
The Symposia are for the presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. Posters are welcome too. 
 
Deadlines
Spring 1st Session (19-20 March)
Fiscal or legal issues (in elementary, secondary and higher education) confronting education in your respective state or nation.
Abstract submission  - 8 March
Regular registration  - 9 March
 
Spring 2nd Session (20-22 March)
Focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
Abstract submission  - 4 March
Regular registration  - 6 March
 
Summer Session (29-31 July)
Abstract submission  - 12 July
Early registration  - 15 April
Regular registration  - 16 July
 
Fall Session (4-6 December)
Abstract submission  - 16 November 
Early registration  - 2 September
Regular registration  - 20 November
 
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Postdoctoral Teaching Scholars, Syracuse University School of Information Studies, Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (The iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks applications for multiple Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar positions to start in Fall 2019. In addition to developing their own research with mentorship from a faculty member and participating in the academic life of the school (60% of their time), Scholars will teach two courses per semester during the academic year (40% of their time). The positions are full-time for two years with the second year based on satisfactory performance. Salary is $60,000 per year plus benefits.


The successful candidates will experience our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration amongst our school's faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants who adopt this philosophy in their own research and teaching.


The School is committed to professional development for postdoctoral scholars and provides excellent mentoring and support. A postdoc mentoring plan will be developed for each person. The School's Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning provides resources and support to enable instructors (especially new instructors) to excel in their teaching.


Requirements

  • A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2019 is required.

  • Successful candidates will have started a program of research in an information-related field. We are open to applications from candidates whose interests overlap those of the faculty (interested applicants are encouraged to review the research interests at https://ischool.syr.edu/research/faculty-research-areas/). The position requires good communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English.

  • Applicants should be able to contribute to the development of students in our degree programs in Information Management and Technology, Data Science, and Library and Information Science (including school media). Applicants should be able to teach one or more of the following topics:
    • Library and information science, e.g., library planning, marketing and assessment; reference and information services; information organization and access; cataloguing, classification, indexing and abstracting; and cultural heritage
    • Information policy
    • Information systems, e.g., scripting for data analysis / Python; systems analysis; user experience and user-based design; and enterprise IT consultation
    • Data science, e.g., databases; data warehouse; data analytics and big data analytics; information visualization; and natural language processing
    • Research methods

Members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates with communication skills and cross- cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.


Application process

Applications--including 1) a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and the names of current faculty to work with; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; and 4) names and contact information of at least three references--can be submitted at www.sujobopps.com, job #79180.

We will begin screening applicants in April 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be received by 1 May 2019 to ensure full consideration. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials. Direct questions to Dr. Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.


About the iSchool at Syracuse University

Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 31 doctoral students, 873 masters students and 685 undergraduate majors, led by 44 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems.

Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities and civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.


About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics and distinctive offerings. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York state, Syracuse is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for medical care and for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy four seasons of recreational opportunities, having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.


EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

A commitment to veterans and their families is a distinguishing characteristic of Syracuse University. The University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

 

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Library IT Coordinator, Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro, NH

The Wolfeboro Public Library, which is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation project, is seeking a friendly, motivated, forward thinking individual to fill our Library IT Coordinator position. The Library currently is transitioning from a 10,000 square foot building to a 16,000 square foot facility. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help design the new technology systems for the expanded facility, which is expected to open in December 2019. 


Essential Functions:

  • Initiates, develops and supports library online and digital services including website, social media and other technology projects.
  • Handles day to day installation, maintenance, minor repair, and troubleshooting of the library's network hardware and software, peripherals, office equipment, and other technology-related areas.
  • Performs IT help desk duties for staff and patrons.
  • Generates system reports from the Integrated Library System and others as needed.
  • Maintains written maintenance logs for the computer work as completed.
  • Prepares specifications for the purchase of computer software, hardware, supplies, and other equipment.
  • Assists in monitoring server logs and events.
  • Prepares, delivers, and picks up equipment that is sent out of the building for repair.
  • Provides assistance in use of equipment and software to both patrons and staff.
  • Remains aware of new technologies which have application to library operation.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or other technical field or equivalent education and/or experience. Library experience preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Background and interest in working with computers, both hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and applications (preferably Microsoft Operating Systems).
  • Willingness to explore and research solutions to computer problems as they arise.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate computer problems.
  • Good knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and applications, and network technology.
  • Must be well organized and able to work well with non-technical staff and patrons.
  • Ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware.
  • Ability to train/assist others in use of equipment, software, and related items.


Job Summary: 

  1. Thirty-five (35) hours/week with benefits
  2. Some evening and Saturday hours
  3. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or other technical field or equivalent education and/or experience. Library experience preferred.
  4. Wage Range: $17.33 - $23.12


To Apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and names of three references to Cynthia L. Scott, 

Library Director, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 South Main St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894 or at librarydirector@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by April 11, 2019. 

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Reference Library Assistant, Somerset Public Library, Somerset, MA

This position is primarily responsible for supporting the Reference Department. Duties include providing readers' advisory; offering reference services; assisting patrons with library computer and printer usage; instructing patrons on electronic resources and e-readers; and other tasks as assigned by the Reference Librarian.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this person will also cover the Reference Desk on alternating Saturdays in conjunction with other library staff, and provide staff support in other areas of the library as needed. 


Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree and one to three (1-3) years' library experience is preferred, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy; ability to use a variety of computer software programs (MS Office, Google Products, etc.) as well as print and electronic resources. Proficient interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills.   


Salary:

$15.49 per hour.  15 hour work week. This is a non-benefited position.


Instructions:

Please complete an employment application: www.townofsomerset.org/sites/somersetma/files/pages/employment_application_revised_oct_2018.pdf

and email with your resume and cover letter to:

pramos@town.somerset.ma.us

or mail to:

Paula Ramos

Town Administrator's Office

140 Wood St. Room 23

Somerset, MA 02726

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

This position is primarily responsible for the operation of library services provided to children and young adults (ages 0 to 17). Duties include creating ongoing and special programming; managing the development, selection, inventory and weeding of books and other materials; providing readers' advisory; offering reference and research services; providing library information and promotions through social media, the library's website, and other avenues; organizing summer reading services; attending meetings and workshops; writing grants in conjunction with the director; providing youth services statistics to the director; and providing outreach services with schools and other organizations.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this person will also work with the library director to find and create ongoing and special programming for adults, cover the Reference Desk on alternating Saturdays in conjunction with other library staff, and provide staff support in other areas of the library as needed. 


Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is required; a minimum of three to five (3-5) years' experience, preferably in a municipal library setting or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy; ability to use a variety of computer software programs (MS Office, Google Products, etc.) as well as print and electronic resources. Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills.   


Salary:

$842 - $1,199 per week in nine steps.  35 hour work week. This is a benefited position.


Instructions:

Please complete an employment application and email with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to:

pramos@town.somerset.ma.us

or mail to:

Paula Ramos

Town Administrator's Office

140 Wood St. Room 23

Somerset, MA 02726

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Archivist Intern, Martha's Vineyard Commission, Oak Bluff, MA

The MVC seeks a full-time intern (8-week position) to archive the MVC's collection of hardcopy maps. As the regional planning agency for Dukes County since 1974, the MVC has created an extensive collection of maps for the region. The MVC wants these older, paper/mylar maps cataloged, organized, and properly stored. The newer maps, digitally created since 2000, will not be included in this task. The archivist will work under the direction of the MVC's GIS Coordinator and Senior Planner.


Duties: The Archivist will be responsible for creating and populating the MVC's collections into an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC); scanning hardcopy maps; uploading scans to OPAC or other identified cloud space; organizing and properly storing hardcopy maps.


Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (or in pursuit of) in Library Science/Information Technology. The successful candidate will have previous archiving experience using an OPAC system, be able to work independently, prioritize tasks, ask questions when needed, have ability to lift and carry archival boxes, work proficiently with computers and scanners, and work in an open office environment with several other coworkers.


Remuneration: The position pays $15.00/hour for up to 300 hours (maximum of 8 weeks at 37.5 hours/week). The MVC is located on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Housing is not provided nor is transportation or relocation assistance.


To Apply: Please send cover letter & resume electronically to Christine Seidel at seidel@mvcommission.org by April 28, 2019.

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Circulation Supervisor, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a full-time circulation supervisor to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work Tuesdays through Saturdays every week: Tuesday (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Wednesday (9:30 AM - 6:00 PM), Thursday (12:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Friday (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM), and Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.


The circulation supervisor performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Coordinates library circulation volunteers.
  • Maintains library supplies.
  • Oversees the processing of new library material.
  • Oversees shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Advises the library administration on library services.
  • Assists in collection development.
  • Provides statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • Provides reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.


We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

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


Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $24,000 to $34,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off after six months, health and dental insurance after three months


Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/

Deadline to apply: Sunday April 21st

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Data Services Librarian, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Data Services Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine. Entry-level and early career librarians are encouraged to apply. 

The Data Services Librarian will develop new curricula and provide classroom-based, small group, and individual data management training, with a focus on the clinical research population.  In addition, the position would include data-related service development in other areas, dependent on library needs and the candidate's interest and expertise. Possibilities include developing curricula or support services related to: quantitative or qualitative data analysis, data cleaning, reproducibility, research metrics, coding, data standards, data preservation, metadata, data finding, or data/text mining.

The Data Services Librarian will also be expected to conduct and present library research based on services developed in their role. Additional responsibilities include serving on library and medical center committees or task forces as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be someone with the ability to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with new user communities, and develop new services. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivated project/service development, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, innovation, and a personal commitment to excellence. This position joins the Library's innovative and collaborative data services team that is at the forefront of delivering data services in health sciences libraries. The team currently provides education and consultations in data management, visualization, and processing, and maintains the NYU Data Catalog. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director, Research Data and Metrics.

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, and is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Health Sciences Library supports the mission and vision of NYU Langone Health through forging meaningful connections with our users, providing innovative services, a top-tier digital collection, user-focused spaces, and a strong commitment to excellence.



Responsibilities

  • Develop curricula and provide classroom-based, small group, and individual data management training
  • Work in other data-related areas dependent on library needs / candidate's interest and expertise.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the Library's Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals
  • Provide assistance to users via the Library's ticketing system, email, and in-person and virtual consultation


Compensation and Benefits

The NYU School of Medicine offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, retirement benefits, time off, tuition benefits, wellness programs, and more. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The Health Sciences Library provides mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Interested candidates from outside the New York City area are encouraged to apply.



Qualifications

Requirements

  • Master's degree in library/information science or related fields or another relevant advanced degree (e.g. MPH)
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the biomedical research data management landscape

Preferred

  • Experience providing research data management support
  • Familiarity with clinical research methods
  • Experience in a biomedical research environment


Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a resume and letter of application at http://apply.interfolio.com/61928

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. 

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Community Engagement Archivist, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

The Ina Dillard Russell Library seeks applications for a tenure-track Community Engagement Archivist at the rank of Assistant Professor. Reporting to the Associate Director for Special Collections, this position will engage individuals and organizations in collaborative efforts to preserve, document, and share our diverse and often under-represented histories via oral histories, organizational histories, digital projects, etc.; provide research and archival instruction services for the department; provide leadership for the department's outreach efforts to our campus and communities; and assist with the creation and implementation of virtual and physical exhibits that showcase the holdings of Special Collections.

This is a non-manager position, but may include the supervision of students and interns.



Essential duties of this position include:

  • Engage individuals and organizations in collaborative efforts to preserve, document, and share our diverse and often under-represented histories via oral histories, organizational histories, digital projects, etc.
  • Provide research and archival instruction services for the department.
  • Provide leadership for the department's outreach efforts to our campus and communities.
  • Assist with creation and implementation of virtual and physical exhibits that showcase the holdings of Special Collections.
  • Collaborate with faculty to promote and support the inclusion of Special Collections/archives, public history, and humanities related service-learning projects into the curriculum.
  • Assist with creating social media posts and make regular contributions to the department's blog.
  • Contribute to the acquisition, arrangement, description, and migration of analog materials to digital, and other activities within the department.
  • Participate in professional service, scholarship, and creative activity.
  • Participate in committees and governance within the Library and University.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements:

ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library & Information Science. (Please note: all degrees must be conferred by an ALA-accredited institution by the hire date and official transcripts must also be provided)



Preferences:

  • Terminal degree will include a concentration in archives or advanced coursework in archival administration
  • Minimum one year of experience providing services (such as instruction and research services, outreach efforts, etc) to the public in a library, archive, government, or other setting. This may include internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.
  • Knowledge of the history, cultures, and people of Georgia and the South.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the University's mission we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects effectively.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with community archives and oral history ethics and practices.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the creation and implementation of physical and virtual exhibits
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

To learn more about this position and to submit an application, please visit: https://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/6616


Visit our web site to learn more about Georgia's designated public liberal arts university: http://www.gcsu.edu



Georgia College & State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and is the state's designated public liberal arts university. A member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is prominently cited for educational excellence in a number of leading publications. The university's beautiful and historic campus is located in Milledgeville, which was the mid-nineteenth century capital of Georgia and is very near the geographic center of the state.



GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments.

 

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Access Services Librarian and Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Position #: 19/20 LIB 01

Position: Access Services Librarian and Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian         Type: 12-month, Tenure-Track/Probationary            Available: July 1, 2019

Contact: Eileen Montoya, Administrative Support Coordinator

Search and Screening Committee

Walter W. Stiern Library

California State University, Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

 

Application Process & Deadline:

Applications are due by April 23, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. New and 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to emontoya@csub.edu. Prior to hiring, official transcripts will be required.

 

Description:

California State University, Bakersfield seeks a productive and effective Librarian for Access Services and Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration. The successful candidate will make significant professional contributions to the Walter W. Stiern Library, a teaching-learning facility fully integrated with technology to support the overall mission of the University. The library, with 150,000 square feet on five levels, opened in 1994 and contains more than half a million physical and wide-ranging digital resources. The library is a major campus technology center that is actively involved in student learning and is a hub for campus and public engagement.

 

Responsibilities:

Access Services Librarian: Access Services comprise the functional areas of circulation, resource sharing, course reserves, and managing user concerns. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction, fostering a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. The librarian will provide procedural and policy management, data-driven reports, analysis, and may assist with exhibits and events.

Subject Liaison: The Library Subject Liaison to the School of Business and Public Administration will work closely with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and administrators of the School of Business and Public Administration; providing research assistance, subject orientations, collection development support, and library reports as needed. In addition, all librarians have reference, library instruction, collection development, service, and research responsibilities.

The successful candidate will lead in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative, user-focused access services, as well as fostering an environment of responsive and welcoming services and spaces within diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. Moreover, the candidate will communicate and collaborate with the University Library Dean, colleagues, other Library areas, and other University constituencies regarding services, resources, facilities, and budgets. Furthermore, the candidate will actively participate in library, university, and CSU wide service commitments and committees.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytic, and technology skills
  • Demonstrated experience using academic and reference technologies
  • Experience in providing excellent reference, instruction, and public service to diverse populations
  • Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing environments
  • Independent problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library users in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and promotion
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of or interest in business administration, management, economics, or related field

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Unified library management systems experience, especially Alma and Primo Ex Libris products
  • Access services or related library areas
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment and data analysis
  • Relevant library experience
  • Academic library and specialized business, economic, and/or public administration experience
  • Experience with data analysis tools
  • Research areas of business, management, marketing, finance, accounting, economics, public administration, healthcare administration, communications/public relations, and/or statistics

 

Background Check:

A background check (including a criminal record check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter:

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Clery Act:

CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. Furthermore, you can also obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 661-654-2111 or by logging on to their website at https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery/index.html.

 

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or covered veterans' status.

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Call for Proposals: Library Trends Special Issue

Call for Papers: Library Trends

Special Issue on "Everyday Documentation"

Guest Editors: Tim Gorichanaz and Ann Graf


Since the 1990s, scholars have recognized the importance of studying information phenomena outside of work and institutional contexts. Still, most of this research has only explored information seeking. This special issue seeks to highlight the everyday in another component of the information-communication chain: the description, organization and communication of artifacts--that is, documentation outside of formal institutions.


Formal institutions can only collect, document and provide access to limited numbers and types of materials in limited ways. This is due to budgetary restrictions, the limits of space and time, and the resultant need to employ standard technologies and knowledge organization systems to afford efficient and quick access to information. By default, institutions miss out on collections or modes of description that may nonetheless be culturally important (to underserved groups, small subcultures, countercultural groups, etc.). 


Thus, this special issue invites consideration of the "everyday documentation" that is done outside formal libraries, archives, and museums, and in turn of how such documentation practices can and should inform mainstream institutional practice and technological developments. Moreover, everyday collections, objects, audiences, and knowledge organization systems are infused with ethical concerns, not least because of the exercise of freedom and discernment involved in processing the collections and the involvement of indigenous, insider, or otherwise non-institutional or non-privileged communities or sub-cultures.


We invite submissions from scholars and reflective practitioners regarding the circulation of knowledge in everyday contexts, particularly those reflecting on how to mitigate differences between institutional practice and cultural practice. This may involve differences in how a particular community views a collection of objects, practices, or audiences, the differences in terminology used for description, the privacy and ownership of sometimes sensitive materials, and the representation of voices native to collections. 


Research on this theme has begun to appear in the literature--examining phenomena such as graffiti, zines, artist-run centers, and dark-web urban exploration photos--and this special issue will serve as a rallying point for further work. 


If you would like to contribute an article, please see the timeline below. Extended abstracts and any inquiries should be sent to the guest editors, Tim Gorichanaz and Ann Graf, via email (gorichanaz@drexel.edu and ann.graf@simmons.edu).


Final articles should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words. For more information, see the Library Trends author instructions at https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library-trends/author-instructions.


Timeline

  • Submission deadline for proposals, in the form of an extended abstract (1,000 words): Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance decisions: by July 19, 2019
  • Full papers due: November 15, 2019
  • Reviews sent to authors: by March 20, 2020
  • Final manuscripts due: July 17, 2020
  • Publication: February 2021, in the Volume 69 Issue 3 (Winter) of Library Trends

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Executive Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

The Board of Directors is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and inspiring Executive Director. The Adams Public Library is a vibrant community hub committed to literacy, education, and the cultural enrichment of its users. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to realize our mission and vision. The position reports to the Board of Directors through the President.


Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership in all aspects of library operations
  • Oversees daily operations of the library
  • Supervises, hires, and empowers all library staff and volunteers
  • Develops library budget with the Treasurer
  • Implements and develops the strategic plan
  • Manages the physical plant
  • Prepares grant proposals
  • Strengthens relationships with partner organizations
  • Evaluates all aspects of library service, plans for future needs, and adopts and implements new services
  • Ensures the library is a safe, welcoming place for all patrons
  • Manages technology maintenance and development
  • Develops and implements the solicitation of donations and fundraising initiatives
  • Attends library and professional meetings and serves as the official representative of the library in the community


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a professional setting
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude, as well as the ability to instill and encourage this attitude among staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate actions and recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Service experience in a diverse community
  • Experience with the features of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably III Sierra


Application Guidelines

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to director@cflibrary.org by April 22, 2019.

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Diversity Residency Program Librarian, University of Texas, Austin, TX

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries is pleased to offer this two-year academic librarian position for an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community.

 

Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Friday, May 10, 2019.

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

 

Purpose

The University of Texas Libraries is recruiting one Assistant Librarian candidate for the Diversity Alliance Residency Program for an expected start date of August 1, 2019. This two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals. The wide range of work experience gained through this position will enable the resident to build essential skills and assist with career planning. The resident will enrich UT Libraries by bringing in new ideas and perspectives and support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession.

 

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with other librarians and archivists to actively participate in the work of UT Libraries.
  • Participate in a wide range of areas of academic librarianship, gaining both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate.
  • A final job description will be collaboratively developed in the first year and will include rotating through 3-4 Libraries' units, culminating in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience in one select area during the second year.
  • Develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship.
  • Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations and UT Libraries committees for skill development and contribution to the profession.
  • Develop and assist with projects that advance the mission of the UT Libraries.

 

Rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; special collections, rare books, and archives; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; metadata and cataloging; or other areas based on the resident's interest.

 

Required qualifications

  • MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by July 31, 2019.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively.
  • Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities and troubleshoot challenges with initiative and creative energy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Flexibility working in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and agile environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Interest in developing leadership skills.
  • Commitment to supporting academic and research needs to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with leadership.
  • Experience providing exemplary customer service.
  • Previous library or archives experience including volunteering, working, or internships.

 

Salary: $50,000 per year

Moving expenses are included in the compensation package.

Professional development and associated travel funds will be provided.

 

To learn more about how to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Diversity-Resident-Librarian_R_00002823.

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(2) Part-Time Reference Assistants, Boston College, Newton, MA

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.


Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone. Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral.  Works on special projects as needed. 


Qualifications

Required:  

  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills. 
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program. 

Preferred:

  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2019


Details about the opening:

  • Academic year 2019-2020
    • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in  August 2019, and continuing through late May, 2020.  
  • Summer 2019:
    • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2019, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, for training and staffing assistance.
  • Pay rate is $16.00/hour.


To Apply:

Email the following:

Cover letter

Resume

Contact information for three references

to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu, with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 17, 2019.

 

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Director of Learning and Teaching Services, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Learning and Teaching Services.

 

The Director of Learning and Teaching Services will lead the learning and teaching services supporting Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The Director will work across the libraries' culture of collaboration and user-focused innovation to further develop teaching and learning programs that span the disciplines and academic departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Director also collaborates across Harvard Library including the libraries supporting Harvard's schools to further develop cross-school initiatives, build staff skills, and strengthen a collegial and innovative culture for learning and teaching.



Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, the Director brings together and coordinates the efforts of a dedicated and high-performing library staff across FAS libraries supporting all disciplines in building students' learning experiences and research skills throughout the stages of undergraduate and graduate education. Working with FAS library heads and senior managers, the Director of Learning and Teaching Services provides leadership in assessing user experience and curricular needs, setting strategic directions and goals and evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

 

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(2) Part-Time Law Library Interns, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience.  Just a short walk from Simmons!

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each at $18 per hour, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor.  Hours must be worked on-site. Positions are not benefits-eligible.

 

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program.
  • Previous library or law library reference experience is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidates.

 

Responsibilities

  • Providing reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk 
  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks  
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public 
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Cite-checking as required (training provided)
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

 

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team.  Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential.  


The job has a flexible start date sometime in June 2019.  It will continue for six months, with the possibility of an extension.   We will also accept applications on a rolling basis for a potential July or August start date.


To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries, please.

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Interlibrary Loan and Technical Services Specialist, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking a full-time (35 hours), year-round Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Technical Services Specialist to join the Geisel Library starting on July 1, 2019. Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong customer service orientation coupled with advanced competency with technology and supreme attention to details.  An eagerness to learn the intricacies of library technical operation is also necessary.

 

Description

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist provides creative management of all day-to-day operations in the ILL office.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Obtaining materials requested by Saint Anselm College patrons
  • Fulfilling requests by patrons at other libraries for Geisel Library materials
  • Delivering requested materials to patrons, either in physical or electronic form
  • Processing overdue notices and invoices for incoming and outgoing ILL items as needed
  • Supervising several student workers, which includes training, answering questions, and monitoring their work
  • Identifying books requested through ILL that should be acquired for the Geisel collection
  • Maintaining and updating the ILL software and databases, and adapting the ILL workflow to accommodate software changes and new features
  • Redesigning and enhancing workflow to improve efficiency and speed of ILL processing
  • Gathering and reporting statistics on ILL usage and copyright payments
  • Maintaining and updating online documentation of ILL procedures

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with processing newly acquired library materials. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Editing of order records, quality inspection of materials, and entering invoices into the library management system
  • Resolving order disputes with the library's monograph vendor(s)
  • Assisting with copy-cataloging quality and accuracy of new books, creating and coding related item records, and end-processing those items as needed
  • Assisting with book withdrawals, processing physical books and editing catalog records as appropriate
  • Consulting with Head of Cataloging/Metadata on understanding and following copy-cataloging policies and procedures, and identifying problems needing Cataloger review.

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with providing reference services at the Reference Desk during assigned shifts. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk in-person, and via chat, text, email, and phone
  • Conducting database searches for faculty and students as well as a wide range of reference research including assistance in the use of books, journals, indexes and web sources.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Ability to solve problems and/or patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience and comfort with navigating complex computer software interfaces and the Internet
  • Experience working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and with other Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and with the ILLiad software program in particular
  • Experience with cataloging and with III's Sierra software program in particular
  • Experience with library research and searching library databases and resources
  • Experience with supervising student employees

 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of 3 professional reference should be submitted online through Saint Anselm College's Employment website: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

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Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for the Visual Literacy and Resources Librarian in the Scholars' Commons. Working closely with the Art, Architecture, and Design Librarian, the person in this position will serve as a resource for a variety of constituencies across a number of departments including, but not limited to the School of Art, Architecture, and Design, as well as the Art History Department, and will address inquiries related to finding and using digital image resources.

 

The incumbent will serve as the visual resources contact person for library staff and for other departments across the IUB campus, including the departments of History, Religious Studies, Folklore, History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Slavic and East European Studies, African Studies, and the School of Global and International Studies.  This position works in close collaboration with library colleagues in the Digital Collections Services and Research & Learning Services divisions.

 

The Scholars' Commons department of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries includes four librarians and two staff employees who are responsible for reference and research support services in an interdisciplinary, collaborative hub that offers easy access to experts for every stage of scholarship.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Scholars' Commons, the individual in this position will provide general and specialized research and instructional support related to finding and using all formats of images and will support collection management activities to build teaching-focused image collections for departments and units across the IUB campus.

 

This position will participate in the activities and initiatives of the Scholars' Commons department, and will provide expertise in the physical and digital research environments of the Scholars' Commons through reference services, collection support, and instruction for the research community. Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • Promote visual materials and actively engage with faculty to advance visual literacy via teaching and learning opportunities across the IUB campus. 
  • Manage and develop teaching image collections for History of Art and other departments across campus who use images for teaching and research. Consult closely with faculty about image acquisitions and accession image orders for inclusion in the library's teaching image repository (currently JSTOR Forum).
  • Provide research and publishing support in collaboration with campus faculty, the Copyright Librarian, and the Scholarly Communication Librarian.
  • In alignment with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, provide instruction to faculty and students in best practices for image use, search and retrieval of image content, and provide visual literacy instruction to groups and individuals through research consultations, workshop presentations, and course-integrated instruction sessions.
  • Foster strategic partnerships with campus partners and special collections, such as the Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP) and the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL), and maintain a close and sustained connection with the library's Arts & Humanities department and the Digital Collections Services department.
  • Explore new technologies and liaise with the Libraries Arts and Humanities department to integrate and align workflows as appropriate.
  • Inform the development and use of image-based repository services including Image Collections Online and forthcoming Samvera-based digital image repository service.
  • Responsible for digital image metadata creation and delivery to support best practices in digital image collections.
  • Explore potential innovation in open-access platforms, and collaborations across the IU Library system, and potentially with the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Samvera Community.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with partners across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Train and supervise temporary student and staff employees in tasks related to digital image production, image cataloging, and image technologies/research support.
  • In collaboration with Communications staff and library colleagues, curate digital displays of new materials/collections in public areas and make use of social media tools and outlets to promote image resources, collections, and services.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of librarianship through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington's Campus Strategic Plan and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, architecture, art history, or design field.
  • Experience in information/visual literacy instruction, including knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information/visual literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of strong user engagement and a public service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference and research support.
  • Knowledge of image-based digital asset management systems such as JSTOR Forum (formerly ARTstor Shared Shelf), Luna, CONTENTdm, or open-source alternatives.
  • Knowledge of digital imaging standards and best practices for archival digitization of images and three-dimensional image capture.
  • Knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf )

Preferred:

  • Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library or in a visual resources or museum setting.
  • Familiarity with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF).
  • Experience working on projects with software development teams.
  • Familiarity with concepts of digital scholarship.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Supervisory experience.

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

To Apply

Applications received by Friday, May 10, 2019, will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

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Part-Time Program Coordinator, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Program Coordinator works cooperatively with the Programming Committee and Administration to create an exciting and innovative schedule of programs, classes, and events for adults. The Library gets monetary support for its adult programs through the City, the Friends, Trusts, and donations. 


The Library is looking for someone who is willing to experiment (and learn from failure), who is very organized and budget-minded. Candidates must be a team player and think outside the box to inspire our adult patrons. Our patrons love art, music, and learning new things. This year's "Trek Talk" lecture series (held on Wednesday evenings) brought in 50 adults each week to hear about four different hiking adventures. Other successful programs we've had this year were a Silent Disco, a How-to Festival, a monthly Cookbook Club, a Mini Golf event, and several musical concerts and art classes.


We are looking to continue to engage existing patrons and to attract potential patrons within the community by offering thought-provoking, timely, and inspiring programs. This position is responsible for all aspects of scheduling programs including booking presenters and creating publicity. Previous experience with designing flyers and promotional materials is very useful.

 

Job Duties:

  • Works closely and cooperatively with library staff, presenters, and Friends.             
  • Organizes and implements a regular schedule of adult programs, classes, and events that embody and reflect the Library's Strategic Plan, Mission, and Vision.
  • Creates the agenda for the bi-monthly Programming Committee meeting. Communicates with members regularly on the status of programs.
  • Researches, makes contacts, and negotiates with potential program presenters and performers.
  • Submits marketing materials to media outlets, including writing press releases as needed.
  • Assists in preparing in-house publicity and uploading events onto the online calendar. Updates the website as needed.
  • Contributes to the Library's online and social media presence, mainly Facebook.
  • Assesses programs by keeping a record of attendance and providing a monthly statistical report. Compiles periodic statistics and for the ARIS report and monthly Trustees Reports.
  • Contributes to budget record keeping, issuing contracts, processing check requests and tax documents, and other receipts as needed.
  • Contributes to other Library programs and services as needed.
  • Covers any one of the public service desks when required.
  • Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.



Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • 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 preferable.
  • Customer service experience is essential.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of current and emerging library principles, practices, and technologies.
  • Excellent organizational and budgetary skills.
  • Able to establish and maintain a positive working relationship with a diverse community of customers and library staff.
  • Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a team member.
  • 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. Previous experience writing press releases and using Canva a plus.
  • Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with presenters and staff.
  • Demonstrates creativity, teamwork, innovation, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Experience in working with a diverse community.
  • A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.
  • Requires a criminal records (CORI) check and a drug test.


Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $17.00/hourly

Closing Date: Open Until Filled



How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Wendy Hurley at: whurley@leominster-ma.gov. Position is open until filled, with preference given early applications.

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Evening Circulation and Reserve Supervisor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Circulation/Reserve Services Supervisor supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training and ensuring high quality service is provided to our patrons whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor will work days during intersessions, and may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.


Key Accountabilities

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20% 
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20% 
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10%
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%


Required Qualifications

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent


Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS


Schedule: Monday-Friday 2:30 PM to 11PM


To view the full position and apply, please follow this link


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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Part-Time Project Archivist, First Parish in Lexington, Lexington, MA

First Parish in Lexington, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, on the Battle Green, founded in 1692, seeks a summer Project Archivist to develop a plan for its 20th and 21st century collections, which include the church's records, services, curriculum, photographs, and other miscellanea in a variety of formats.

 

The Project Activist will be required to:

  • Produce a detailed, written inventory of holdings
  • Based on the findings of the inventory, write a report making specific recommendations on retention, transfer, and reformatting of these holdings
  • As time and budget allow, propose specific plans for transfer of some materials, and digitization and cataloging of others.
  • Archivist will be supervised by the Church Administrator

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • MLIS, or currently enrollment in, an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program, with advanced coursework in archival methods and management, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in managing small collections
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to see big picture as well as details
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with church staff and volunteers, and other community or denominational organizations as needed
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

 

Part time, with some flexibility Mondays through Thursdays, 9-1, and must be completed between June and August of 2019$16 an hour.

Accessible via public transportation: bus #76 or #62, both from Alewife

Free parking available in church lot.

 

For further information about First Parish in Lexington, please visit its website at:  fplex.org

First Parish in Lexington is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply, please send letter of interest, resumé, and names of three references to:

Jane Foley, Church Administrator, admin@fplex.org

If you are a Simmons student please send your information to  Jeannette Bastian  bastian@simmons.edu

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Processing Archivist, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Safdie Architects seeks a team-oriented, motivated, flexible, Processing Archivist to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses on processing the backlog of multimedia architectural project documentation. Working closely with the Archivist and other key stakeholders, the Processing Archivist helps provide access to 60 years of the firm's visual history through digitization of unique materials and management of the office's Digital Asset Management System. Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com.



Assist with the management of a vast collection of unique archival materials in analog and digital formats, including, architectural drawings, Moshe Safdie's original sketches, architectural models, photographs, artifacts and A/V. The Archives department collaborates with and supports other groups in the firm, such as, Marketing, Communications, and IT. 



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process archival materials: appraise; rehouse materials as necessary; organize, arrange and describe; create inventories, and prepare for off-site storage.
  • Digitize and catalog collections, including, original artwork, photographs (slides, negatives, prints), and architectural models.
  • Manage Digital Asset Management System:  implement updates and design changes to the office's Omeka site; upload images and metadata, and create exhibits.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in archival studies, or, master's degree in library science or history, with a concentration in archives management.
  • Two years' processing and/or DAM experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of archival preservation practices.
  • Familiarity with descriptive standards, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri.
  • Knowledge of archival imaging standards and practices.
  • Experience with DAMS; experience with Omeka preferred. 
  • Experience with coding languages.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. 


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and interest in architecture, art and design, preferred.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, requests, and projects in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to handle analytical and highly detailed work.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.


Schedule

Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9 to 6.



Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to mcatania@safdiearchitects.com, subject line, Processing Archivist.

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Information Services Specialist, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Providence Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic, service-oriented individual to join our team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, high-tech learning organization and contribute to a broad range of library information services.



Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing responsive and effective circulation and reference support across all aspects of the Information Services Department.  A key role on the library's information services team, this position is accountable for activities related to both circulation and reference operations, including borrower services, interlibrary loan, ready reference, and outreach.  The incumbent is expected to deliver point-of-need assistance and support to library customers and visitors, including first and second level technology support and troubleshooting.



Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform core operational activities related to borrower services including loaning and requesting library items, bibliographic and patron database management, holds, delivery, stacks maintenance, inventory control, information commons and study and meeting space management, technology loans, printer management, and a wide range of other library services.
  • In partnership with librarians, effectively assist with reference and reader's advisory services to library customers as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with Information Services team members to assess department policies and procedures and assist with department documentation.
  • Resolve library customer problems with patience and diplomacy and ethically handle sensitive library customer and department information.
  • Participate in library marketing, including book display merchandising, blog posts, digital signage, website and social media contributions.
  • Contribute to special projects, library-wide initiatives, and sponsor changes and improvements.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Spanish/English bilingual a plus.
  • Requires a flexible schedule which includes morning, evening, and weekend hours.
  • The position is best filled by an energetic, innovative individual with previous library experience.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems, circulation and reference services operations, and web technology skills strongly preferred.  
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.  
  • Interest in library trends and emerging technologies, basic word processing and spreadsheet abilities, and comfort with technology and social media are imperative.  
  • Outstanding work ethic, strong customer service skills, commitment to customer-centered services and flexibility are critical.  
  • Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.  
  • Candidates must also be able to exercise tact and good judgment in a variety of situations by following established policies and procedures.


Salary Range: $12.75 - $15.00

This position is Non-Exempt and is part of the Union.

Hours:  Full time, 35 hours per week based on Sunday - Saturday schedule, evenings and weekends are required.



Please submit cover letter and resume by April 15, 2019.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

E-mail:  HR@provlib.org 

The Providence Public Library

Attn:  HR

150 Empire Street

Providence, RI 02903



Equal Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Providence Public Library are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. 

 

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Information Literacy Librarian, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks applications for an innovative, service-oriented Information Literacy Librarian. Working closely with the Head of Information Literacy and Instruction Services, the successful candidate will provide course-integrated instruction for undergraduate and graduate students utilizing innovative teaching methods and technologies within a vibrant Information Literacy Program.

 

Duties will also include development of instructional materials, maintenance and evolution of the Library's digital learning technologies including Springshare products (LibGuides, LibWizard), assessment, and promotion of information literacy initiatives to campus constituents. The Information Literacy Librarian will provide research assistance as a member of the reference services team, including weekend rotation and one evening per week (one semester per year).



Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program and demonstrated teaching ability are required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with teaching and learning strategies utilizing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to create library instruction materials such as handouts, research guides, and tutorials to support face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using teaching and learning technologies to enhance student learning is desired.



The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, creativity in program development and service delivery, and an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and the campus community as well as independently. At least 1 year of experience in instruction at an academic library is strongly preferred. A broad knowledge of undergraduate disciplines is desired.  



Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references.

 



Qualification Standards

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution required.        
  • At least one year information literacy instruction experience in an academic library preferred.       
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using LibGuides applications.
  • Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.



To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu



Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.



Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Library & Media Specialist, Brophy Elementary School, Framingham, MA

Position Summary

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information technology. To guide and support the use of all of the district's technology resources both in and out of the classroom. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens. To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources. To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning. To align the Library Media Center (LMC) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools' high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  

 

Our Mission

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district's philosophy and goals, is that "all children will learn". Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

Training and Experience

Current and Valid DESE K-12 Library license. Have completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information science. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students.

 

Skills and Ability

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as memos, safety rules, and procedure manuals
  • To express ideas clearly in written and oral communication; to work as a team member
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community
  • To embrace a proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs
  • To work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner
  • To perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Committee policies.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

 

Teacher

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design,  teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and  self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
  • Teaches search techniques, including online search engine, database and catalog searching

Leader 

  • Serves on decision-making teams, school improvement, and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Supports teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling, and coaching.
  • Benchmarks the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national standards
  • Assists in the research, development and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance the Library and Technology programs
  • Guides, coaches, and facilitates teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for the LMC through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the LMC and student achievement
  • Administers the LMC budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library/tech staff and volunteers

Library Media Center Director

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential part of the learning community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develops and maintains print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Creates and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject access to library holdings, electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies,
  • Evaluates collection, develops of collection policies and procedures, and analyzes resources in the context of the school culture with attention to the developmental needs of students
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Considers social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect their needs for library materials and services

 

Physical Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics 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 employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.) and maybe asked to operate machinery, tools, or equipment with prior training. The employee should be able to stand, walk and/or push a wheelchair for extended periods of time as well as provide assistance and personal care to students. The employee may be asked to assist with toileting, depending on a student's needs. The employee may be transferred to a different school depending on students' needs and fit in the best interest of children.

 

The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents and other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people. While the majority of the workday is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for recess, fire drills, and special activities.  May be exposed to bodily fluids, disease, or pathogens. May receive unintentional injuries from aggressive students.

 

The physical demands and 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.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

 

Terms of Employment

Covered under Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract.

The District reserves the right to transfer all personnel among buildings on an as needed basis to serve the best interests of all students.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit this link. 

 

*Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Library Assistant, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

Town of Longmeadow seeks FT Library Assistant for immediate opening at the Richard Salter Storrs Library.

 

Schedule: Approximately 36.25 hours per week working at the Cataloging and Circulation Desks; rotating Saturday and evening hours required.

 

Qualifications:

Essential qualifications include Associates degree, 1-3 years' experience with automated library systems such as Evergreen Integrated Library System, PC applications, knowledge of library policies, practices and procedures and excellent communication skills.

Consideration will be given to any other combination of education and experience that meets the needs of the department.

 

Starting Salary: $15.59 - $17.53 per hour, excellent benefits.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the Dept of Human Resources, 735 Longmeadow St, Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or email egelinas@longmeadow.org by April 16, 2019 at noon or open until filled.

 

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE

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IDEAS Help and Information Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Information, Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.


Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Help & Information Desk Coordinator provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk and hires, schedules, and supervises student employees working at the Help and Information Desk. S/he develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.



Qualifications

  • Associates Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Creative, service-oriented problem solver.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment.
  • Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.


To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Call for Papers: CBMI 2019

CBMI 2019 - Dublin, Ireland, September 4th-6th, 2019
International Conference on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing
http://cbmi2019.org/


CBMI is the annual conference that brings together the various communities involved in all aspects of content-based multimedia indexing for retrieval, browsing, management, visualization and analytics. After 15 successful editions of the CBMI workshop, CBMI became a conference in 2018 and the next edition will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 4-6 September 2019. The scientific program will include invited keynote talks, regular papers, demonstration papers and three special sessions on "Medical Image Mining and Health" (MIME), "Signals And Multimedia" (SAM), and "Multimedia Indexing for Comics" (MIC).


Authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished research papers in the broad field of content-based multimedia indexing and applications using the CBMI 2019 submission system: https://www.conftool.org/cbmi2019/. We wish to highlight significant contributions addressing the main problems of search and retrieval but also the related and equally important issues of multimedia content management, user interaction, large-scale search, machine learning in retrieval, social media indexing and retrieval.

Authors can submit full length (6 pages - to be presented as oral presentation) or short papers (4 pages - to be presented as posters) to the regular or special sessions. All paper limits are assumed to include references. Additionally demonstration papers (up to 4 pages) may also be submitted that highlight interesting and novel demos of CBMI-related technologies. The submissions are peer reviewed in a single blind process. The language of the conference is English. The CBMI 2019 conference adheres to the IEEE paper formatting guidelines. When preparing your submission, please follow the IEEE guidelines given by IEEE at the Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.


The CBMI proceedings are traditionally indexed and distributed by IEEE Xplore and ACM DL. In addition, authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to a special issue of a leading journal in the field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Audio, visual and multimedia indexing
  • Multimodal and cross-modal indexing
  • Deep learning for multimedia indexing
  • Visual content extraction
  • Audio (speech, music, etc.) content extraction
  • Identification and tracking of semantic regions and events
  • Social media analysis
  • Metadata generation, coding and transformation
  • Multimedia information retrieval (image, audio, video, text)
  • Mobile media retrieval
  • Event-based media processing and retrieval
  • Affective/emotional interaction or interfaces for multimedia retrieval
  • Multimedia data mining and analytics
  • Multimedia recommendation
  • Large scale multimedia database management
  • Summarization, browsing and organization of multimedia content
  • Personalization and content adaptation
  • User interaction and relevance feedback
  • Multimedia interfaces, presentation and visualization tools
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of multimedia retrieval systems
  • Applications of multimedia retrieval, e.g., medicine, lifelogs, satellite imagery, video surveillance
  • Cultural heritage applications.



Important Dates:
Full/short paper submission:             May 4, 2019
Demo paper submission:                   May 4, 2019
Special sessions paper submission: May 4, 2019
Notification of acceptance:                June 18, 2019
Camera-ready papers due:                June 29, 2019

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

College of Professional Education

Department:  School of Library and Information Studies

Title:  Assistant Professor

Job Code:  IRC 24057

Date Closed:  Please submit applications by May 4th, 2019

 

Position:

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

 

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education.   Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in school librarianship.  The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level
  • Advise students
  • Maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline
  • Actively serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community
  • Maintain regular weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Library and Information Studies or related discipline
  • Current teaching certification in school librarianship
  • Experience with instructional design and integrating technology into K-12 curriculum as a school librarian
  • Strong potential for excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online
  • Strong potential for research and scholarship
  • Willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and professional community.

 

About Texas Woman's University:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for Women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research­ intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of

 

15,100 prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 136,000), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, and theater, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

 

Application Process:

Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and at least three reference names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to facultyjobs@twu.edu (email header or subject line must include the job title and Job Code - IRC 24057.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Questions about the position may be directed to:  Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

 

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

 

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.