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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reports to: Access Services Librarian

Duties and Responsibilities:

Temporary assistant needed for Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, special projects. Working hours are Monday - Friday, 2-10pm.    

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • High school degree
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Interest in libraries

Additional Requirements: 

  • MLIS degree or credits toward MLIS degree

 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to anna_vansomeren@harvard.edu

 

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.

 

Opportunities for Current Students


Archives Summer Intern, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.

The AAMC Reference Center and Mary H. Littlemeyer Archives is a service to AAMC staff and members of the public. Reference Center staff provide reference, research, and access to current and historical collections in order to assist in leading the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Our Archives collection ensures documentation of the Association: its origin, development, policies, and activities.

  

Responsibilities:

The intern will work to acquire, appraise, integrate and process papers related to the AAMC Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces and the AAMC Advisory Panels finding aids, leading to the creation and posting of two finding aids. 

  

Development Opportunities:

The intern will learn/use basic archival skills to acquire, appraise, arrange and describe records.  They will also do some historical research to write the historical notes. These basic skills are critical to any future archival job.  Through this internship, the incumbent will also learn how a special library and archives works. Direct supervision will be provided by a certified archivist.   

  

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and good verbal and written skills are required.  We are seeking a student enrolled in a library science/archives or history graduate program.  Some archival coursework or experience is preferred.

  

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

  

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative​​ Action Employer.  The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Business Manager, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is seeking an administrative Business Manager to join our team. This position assists the Library Director in all business practices across the Department. Will direct, facilitate and prepare all necessary administrative functions to ensure the timely and accurate processing of business functions including, maintenance of financial records and reports; accounts payable, budget monitoring and preparation, updating revenues and expenses, prepare requisitions, and issuing of purchase/service orders and inventory.

A member of the Minuteman Library Network, and a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries.

 

Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field; 2-3 years of accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; municipal library experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of business practices and procedures; financial computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and email required.

  • Ability to organize time, prioritize duties and to accomplish tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Social media experience required.  

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Salary: Starting salary $26.54/hr plus generous benefits.

Closing Date: 02/07/2020

 

How to Apply

Resume and cover letter by February 07, 2020 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/ce2159e2-a769-4b4a-b513-cd0d9e183209/apply?source=1227667-CS-27261

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Tocker Open Education Librarian, University of Texas, Austin, TX

UT Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Tocker Open Education Librarian. This position will build on existing work and relationships to lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of the UT Austin open education program.

This position will coordinate the Libraries open education services, including collaborating with faculty, students, staff, and administrators across the university to promote the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content, and assisting faculty in identifying appropriate open educational resources (OER) and support materials. This position will also promote best practices for digital accessibility, archiving, assessment, attribution, and resource sharing of OER in collaboration with other Libraries units.

The Tocker Open Education Librarian will actively contribute to the UT Libraries overall scholarly communications program which includes open access, repositories, research data services, copyright, and open education.

 

This 5-year term-limited position, which reports to the Head of Scholarly Communications, was made possible with a generous grant from the Tocker Foundation. To receive full consideration, complete application materials, including supplementary questions included in the posting, are due by the date of first review on Monday, February 17, 2020.

 

To review a complete listing of responsibilities, qualifications, and salary information, and to apply, please visit the UT Austin Job Board by following the link below. 

Tocker Open Education Librarian (Assistant Librarian) posting R_00007696

https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Tocker-Open-Education-Librarian--Assistant-Librarian-_R_00007696

 

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that although experience in certain areas is desirable, entry-level candidates who meet the required qualifications, demonstrate excellent promise, and a passion for student success, open education, and scholarly communications are encouraged to apply and will be given serious consideration. Opportunities for training, mentorship, and support from individuals with a variety of skill sets exist locally, regionally, and nationally.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England


Library Technical Assistant, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

The Simsbury Public Library is accepting applications from library-loving and customer-service-driven candidates for a full-time Library Technical Assistant position. We're looking for a detail-oriented, tech-proficient individual to order, copy-catalog, and process a variety of library materials.

The selected candidate will be organized and interested in working closely with library staff across departments to update technical services workflows, maintain expenditure records, and provide frontline patron services.

 

This position is full time (35 hours/week) at $23.41 - $27.96 hourly.

A complete job description and the required online application may be found at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  

 

Pre-professional Positions


Part-Time Technical Services & Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library has an immediate opening for one part-time (18 hours a week) position. Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service. Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix, Symphony. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

 

Qualifications

Education

Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

 

Experience 

Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. One year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting preferred. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

 

Additional Skills

Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

 

Physical Requirements 

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

 

Compensation 

Librarian I (S-11) $21.79 - $26.10 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program 

Librarian I (S-12) $22.65 - $27.12 in 8 steps; MLS degree

 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: 

 

https://records.northandoverma.gov/WebLink/Browse.aspx?id=114791&dbid=0&repo=TownOfNorthAndover&cr=1

 

Schedule

Eighteen hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day. This position is eligible for prorated time off benefits.

 

Deadline

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

Kathleen Keenan, Director                                   KKeenan@northandoverma.gov 

 

Position is open until filled. 

No phone calls or visits please.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Electronic Resources Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

A part-time vacancy exists at the Stevens Memorial Library for an experienced Electronic Resources Librarian in a busy, mid-size MA public library. Assists in providing public services to all ages using the Stevens Memorial Library. Provides expertise and leadership in the management, use and development of the Library's electronic materials and resources.

 

Essential Functions 

Electronic Resources (40%) Promotes use of the Library's e-materials and provides instruction in the Library and other venues as appropriate such as Town departments and organizations, schools and parent organizations. Keeps staff informed on e-materials and technology issues. Oversees Library's online database licenses, subscriptions and other electronic services and works with the associated vendors. Maintains online connectivity to e-materials through Library website, etc. Compiles usage reports and statistics. Functions as the Library's primary troubleshooter, answering questions about its electronic resources and technology. Diagnoses problems; resolves or escalates issue to next tier as appropriate: Town IT Department, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (consortium provided software). Keeps abreast of technology developments, evaluates possible e-material.

 

Public Desk Duties (30%): Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources and principles of information delivery and services. Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm etc. Works with a variety of other electronic equipment, such as scanners, copiers, digital cameras, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-readers. 

 

Publication Duties (30%): Supports library publicity and publication needs. Maintains and develops the Library's website, including its content and design (updating the calendar, blog, etc.). Maintains and develops the Library's presence on other social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

Qualifications

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

  • Minimum two years experience in similar positions, with demonstrated proficiency (which could be summarized as "Library Web 2.0" skills) in the following areas: 

    • Use and instruction of electronic resources, such as online databases and bibliographic databases.
    • Advanced ability and understanding of social networking applications and tools;
    • Skilled in providing services using online social networking sites. 
    • Web maintenance and development skills (minimum basics html, JavaScript, WordPress) and desktop publishing. 

 

Physical demands of the position: frequent physical effort is required for such activities as carrying books (20 - 30 lbs.), pushing book carts (150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods. Valid driver's license to attend meetings.

 

Hours

Eighteen (18) hours a week including at least one evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday, 1pm - 5 pm in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

 

Compensation Rate

Librarian I (S10) (0 - 11 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $21.16 - $25.34 in 8 steps

Librarian I (S-11) (12 - 23 hours of M.L.S. graduate credits) $22.22 - $26.62 in 8 steps; 

Librarian I (S-12) MLS degree or a graduate degree in a $23.11 - $27.66 in 8 steps; related area of study as approved by the library director

 

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement. 

 

To Apply: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director Kkeenan@northandoverma.gov 

 

Position is open until filled. The Town of North Andover is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Seiler Curatorial Intern, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA

The Seiler Curatorial Internship was established in memory of Nadia Sophie Seiler. Nadia's passion for books and libraries began at an early age--when she was 4, she turned her room into a library and issued every member of her family library cards. Her love of words and language led her to Carleton College, where she wrote her senior thesis on the works of Joyce and Nabokov; her other passions included ancient Greek, French, and her cello. After college, Nadia worked in publishing in New York, then earned her MLIS at the University of Michigan, beginning work as a cataloger at the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2007.

 

She was named Rare Materials Cataloger at the Folger in 2011 and, thanks to her language background and passion for puzzles, she became a leading paleographer of "secretary hand." Working with some of the most complex manuscripts, ephemera, and oddities of the early modern era, Nadia contributed thousands of MARC records to the Folger database. Just before her death in 2014, she was promoted to Senior Cataloger. In Nadia's memory, the Nadia Sophie Seiler Fund is dedicated to creating opportunities for early career librarians. You can read more at www.nadiasophieseiler.org

 

About AAS

Founded in 1812, the American Antiquarian Society is a learned society that supports a preeminent national research library specializing in North American history, life, and culture through the year 1900. The library serves a world-wide community of scholars.

 

Internship Stipend

  • Stipend for 12 weeks: $8,400 to be paid in three installments, at the beginning, midpoint, and end of the internship.

  • Additional travel allowance, to and from Worcester: $1,000.

  • Additional allowance for conference attendance, travel, meals: $2,400.

 

Dates

Summer 2020 (approximately mid-May through mid-August 2020)

City/State

Worcester, Massachusetts

Housing provided

Yes, on campus

 

Internship Description

This newly-created internship at AAS will allow the participant to work in the Society's manuscript collection. The strengths of the Society's manuscripts holdings (primarily pre-1900) are New England diaries, papers of New England families and businesses, and American book trades (printing, publishing, bookselling). The ideal candidate will have an interest or background in the history of the book and/or the material culture of manuscripts.

The Seiler Curatorial Intern will learn

  • The care and handling of rare materials

  • How libraries collect through purchase, donation, and opportunity

  • How cataloging standards work and why they are used 

  • How to match resources to the readers who need them

 

In order to achieve these goals, the intern will work closely with the Curator of Manuscripts, sit in on collection development meetings, learn the process of how AAS chooses what to acquire, and assist in researching items that are available for sale. The intern will learn how to process and catalog manuscript collections related to the history of book trades and will promote and share collections they work with via AAS social media, blog posts, and with researchers in the library. By the end of the internship the Seiler Intern will have completed at least one finding aid and MARC record for a manuscript collection. The intern will be supervised by the Chief Curator.

 

The Seiler Curatorial Intern will have the opportunity and the support to attend a relevant conference with AAS colleagues, for example the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (Bloomington, Indiana, July 2020) or the Society of American Archivists conference (Chicago, August 2020).

The Seiler intern will have opportunities to engage with fellows, scholars, readers and staff in the reading room, through lunchtime colloquia, weekly staff talks, and summer seminars.

 

Internship Qualifications

Candidates will either be enrolled in library school or in a graduate program in history or art history. Candidates will harbor a healthy curiosity about early American life, history and culture.

An ability to read cursive is required. Training in early handwriting (17th century) will be provided, if necessary.

The Seiler Intern will be part of a lively community of scholars, curators and librarians as well as a cohort of other summer staff in various departments at the Society. Brief conservation training will be conducted.

Language skills

Ability to read, understand, speak and write in Standard English; Ability to communicate effectively in English with individuals in person, over the telephone, and via the printed work

 

Physical Demands

Duties require periods of standing, walking, sitting. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items including book trucks with materials, lifting/carrying items weighing up to approximately 30 lbs., reaching with arms and hands. Vision and hearing at or correctable to "normal ranges." Other physical tasks include use of hands for basic grasping/manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, keyboarding. Physical duties are subject to change. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

Applicants, as well as position incumbents, who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

 

Compensation

This is a paid internship for summer 2020 of $8400 for twelve weeks and includes on campus housing. Additional funding available for relocation to Worcester for the summer and conference attendence. Non- exempt full time, Generally 35 hour per week, 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

 

To Apply

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. Submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three (non related) references electronically to cmackey@mwa.org with "Seiler Intern 2020" in the subject line. The application deadline is March 1, 2020.

 

The American Antiquarian Society is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with applicable federal and state laws​​​​​​​​​.

 

Archive Positions | Opportunities for Current Students


Student Success Librarian, Becker College, Worcester, MA

The Becker College Learning Commons is currently seeking a student-focused, forward-thinking candidate for the position of Student Success Librarian.  Under the supervision of the Director of Library Operations, the Student Success Librarian will work with students, faculty and library staff to provide and maintain library support services at two college campuses.  

 

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, dynamic, skilled librarian capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with teaching library principles that incorporate the vision and mission of the College.  We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering students of diverse experiences with engaging information literacy learning experiences. This position will work collaboratively with all other departments within the Learning Commons, i.e. Teaching, Learning & Technology, Collaborative Learning Center, Information Technology, the Becker community and outside vendors to ensure optimization of the Libraries' resources.  

 

The Student Success Librarian provides leadership for faculty, staff and administration to ensure that instructional programs, resources and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with the Learning Commons mission and core values of the college.

 

Required Credentials, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited program

  • Work experience teaching interactive database instruction at an academic library

  • Ability to identify and implement new technologies to improve library services; knowledge of and experience with instructional technology and video tutorials 

  • Flexibility with and adaptability to offer support in the creation and assessment of Open Education Resources, and Electronic Materials. 

  • Interest in and ability to identify and leverage new technologies and their applications to education

  • This position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support our students' success in the full range of library services and resources.  

  • Provide instruction via online tutorials, the learning management systems and online technologies

  • Serves as the library contact for the Graduate & Professional Studies students in their processes of their professional development

  • Working knowledge of OCLC World Share catalog is helpful

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment

  • Professionally represent the Learning Commons and the College in person and online

 

In addition, the successful candidate must be well organized; be able to interact on a professional level with diverse constituencies; possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; and be a self-starter with the ability to work independently, exhibiting good judgment, and as part of the Learning Commons' team. 

 

This is a full-time 12-month position, committed to customer service, diversity, emerging technologies, empathy and social responsibility.  An employee of the Becker College Learning Commons will be able to adapt and embrace the College initiatives and apply them to their daily outlook.  

 

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

 

Professional Job Listings in New England


Red Sox Sports and Entertainment Career Fair, Fenway Park, Boston, MA

This Spring the Red Sox will be hosting their Annual Sports and Entertainment Career Fair that will take place on Tuesday April 7th from Noon to 4pm at Fenway Park!

 

Current Students, Alumni, and Young Professionals that are interested in learning more about the Sports and Entertainment Industry will have the opportunity to meet and network with various Executives from over 30 organizations while being offered the chance to submit resumes for any full time, part time, or internship opportunities that may be available at that time. 

 

A mix of organizations will be on hand at this event including...

 

-          Boston Red Sox/Fenway Sports Management 

-          New England Patriots/Kraft Sports Group

-          Boston Bruins/TD Garden

-          Boston Celtics

-          Various Minor League Sports Organizations

-          Sports Media Outlets

-          Sports Brands

-          Collegiate Athletics

 

Tickets for this event will start at $25 and your game ticket will include access to the Career Fair as well as your seat to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Red Sox at 7:10pm.  Attendees are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and business cards if available and the dress code for the event will be Business Professional.  

Tickets are now available here on a first come first serve basis and will not be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased specifically through this link in order to attend the fair.

Please send an e-mail to Matthew Tieri at mtieri@redsox.com with any further questions.

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