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

Definition

Performs professional librarian tasks for Library Department. Has responsibility for management of childrens' library services. May serve as Director in his or her absence.

 

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.

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes childrens' programs, including but not limited to story time, films and special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach

  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's childrens' collection. Continually analyses collection for development needs. Reads, reviews, and selects books and other material for purchase

  • Provides reader's advisory service for children and families. Assists children in use of library and its resources. Assists parents and other adults in selection of appropriate children's material

  • Maintains a pleasant, inviting, safe environment for children. Is trained in safety and evacuation techniques, and able to execute in case of emergencies

  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to Childrens' Services. Interprets policy and explains procedure to the public

  • Makes presentations in conjunction with the director to community groups to explain library programs and services. Receives complaints and/or special requests from patrons and community groups, providing response or conflict resolution.

  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions to ensure that Childrens' Library meets and exceeds patron expectations

  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding use of children's services. Prepares regular management reports for review by Director

  • Coordinates and trains volunteers assigned to childrens' area

  • Provides material classification and cataloging services as needed

  • May serve as Director during the absence of the incumbent.

  • Assists in other areas of the library when needed

  • Performs other related duties as required

 

Qualifications

  • Three to five (3-5) years of related experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree required, postgraduate coursework preferred.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and Saturdays.

  • The ideal candidate is customer-focused, friendly, able to handle situations with discretion and tact, takes initiative, is resourceful, and practices good judgment, both individually and as part of a team.

  • Must have experience with Integrated Library Systems, Evergreen preferred

  • Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating systems

  • Respect for the privacy of library patrons and staff

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, and lift 45lbs.

  • At least one year of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Revere residency preferred

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $25.59 - $28.35 per hour 39 hours/week

 

How to Apply

Apply online at t www.revere.org/jobs.

 

Posted

2019-12-02 |  Quick link to this job


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Call for Pages: Library Trends Special Issue

The Joy of Information

Library Trends Special Issue

 

Joy is a pleasant and often quite intense emotion which usually occurs within a safe and secure environment and is experienced bodily as a warm glow which emerges from the center of the body and moves upward and outward. The expansive feeling of joy is accompanied by a corresponding broadening of perception, a powerful sense of connection to others, a profound feeling of being rooted in the present moment, a sense of existential freedom, and/or the belief that the world is nurturing, life-affirming, and benevolent.

B.D. Robbins, "Joy," The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology



This special issue of Library Trends features writings that explore the relationship between information and joy. Embracing the definition of joy above, we hold that information, in its myriad forms (Bates, 2006), is implicated in this "quite intense emotion" whether as a harbinger, trigger, carrier, dimension, or document of joy. In the spirit of a positive information science (Kari & Hartel, 2007), the forthcoming collection brings together bright and uplifting views of information to contrast with critical or problem-oriented perspectives that color our literature in grayscale.

 

Submissions may focus upon joy, broadly construed, and its intersection with information history, theory, methodology, technology, education, or practice. By design, the special issue will showcase work that may fall outside the comfort zone of our core research journals. One objective is to establish a virtual meeting place for today's most innovative, artful, and precocious information scholars and professionals and to have their outlying individual voices assembled into a chorus.  Another objective of this anthology is to mark the regions and borders of a new research frontier. Rather than favoring interdisciplinary representations, we want contributions rooted unabashedly in the heart of library and information science--which can be traced to the ideas of Jesse Shera, Suzanne Briet, and Paul Otlet.

 

Forays into the crossroads of information and joy have employed varying terminology and diverse conceptualizations, yet attention has been increasing steadily of late. Kuhlthau (1989) established an affective dimension to information behaviour and affirmed students' feelings of exuberance and confidence during information seeking. Bates' (1999) comedic rift on the study of information, Nevertheless, is an assuredly playful and even joyful monument in our literature. Kari & Hartel (2007) raised a call to action for information scholarship related to pleasurable and profound experiences of life in which information processes often seem different. Fulton (2009) has posited that a pleasure principle underlies leisure-based information behaviour; Latham (2009) has characterized numinous or transcendent experiences with museum objects; and Tinto and Ruthven (2016) have defined happy information. Statements on serious leisure (Hartel, 2005); contemplation (Latham & Gorichanaz, 2019); personally meaningful activities (Gorichanaz, 2019); and fun (Ocepek, 2018) fall in the same neighborhood as joy. Meanwhile, methodological advances such as document phenomenology (Gorichanaz & Latham, 2016) and arts-informed methods (Hartel, 2014) provide new tools that are well-suited to explore the coupling of information and joy. These wide-ranging but energetically concordant ideas form points of departure for the special issue, which may include the themes below:  

 

  • The theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote, "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God." Hence we welcome submissions related to information phenomena within religious or spiritual contexts, potentially extending Kari's (2007) framework of spiritual information.

  • The definition above contends that joy is "experienced bodily as a warm glow...". Thereby, studies of embodied or corporeal information phenomena are appropriate, especially as pertaining to experiences known to be joyful, such as music, dance, sex, leisure, or nature.

  • Laughter is a universal way to express joy. So, papers that examine the information dimension of humor, play, and creativity are on-point. Following in the footsteps of Bates' Nevertheless, spoofs and other unconventional genres will be considered, providing they make substantive and scholarly contributions to the theme.

  • Mother Teresa said, "Where there is love, there is joy." It follows that information research into loving contexts, such as the family or friendship, would fortify this special issue, given that such realms are overlooked in LIS scholarship.  

 

In contrast with most social scientific scholarship, which eschews personal revelations, we proclaim this anthology as a place for intimate firsthand accounts - ideally joyful! - of library and information science. If your work in this discipline or profession brings you joy, please tell us about it. To that end, storytelling, autoethnographic, or autobiographical pieces are invited. On a more practical note, reports of joyful information resources, systems, or programs within libraries or other information institutions fit within the remit of this special issue.

 

Our tongue-in-cheek title, The Joy of Information, gestures to The Joy of Cooking (1936) and The Joy of Sex (1972). These best-selling reference works brought a new clarity and vitality to their topics, outlined fundamentals, and spoke in accessible and conversational prose; such winning qualities are appreciated in all submissions. Papers that analyze the informational features of The Joy of... genre would be deemed relevant to the collection, too.      



Important Dates

August 1, 2020 - Full paper submission deadline

September to December 2020 - Reviewing by Editorial Board

January 15, 2021 - Acceptances announced to authors

July 1, 2021 - Revised manuscripts submitted to co-editors

November 1, 2021- Final manuscripts sent to Library Trends

 

 

Submission Instructions

A full paper (not abstract) submission is required by August 1, 2020. Papers submitted to the special issue must be original, and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Articles of various lengths will be accepted, but generally no more than 7,000 words. For more information, see the Library Trends author instructions at https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library-trends/author-instructions.



Link to the Call at Library Trends

https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library-trends/calls-papers-1#joy

 

 

References

Bates, M.J. (2006). Fundamental forms of information. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 57(8), 1033-1045.

 

Bates, M.J. (1995). Nevertheless. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 46(9), 32.

 

Fulton, C. (2009). The pleasure principle: the power of positive affect in information seeking. Aslib Proceedings, 61(3), 245-261.

 

Gorichanaz, T. (2019). Information experience in personally meaningful activities. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Early View.

 

Gorichanaz, T. & Latham, K.F. (2016). Document phenomenology: a framework for holistic analysis. Journal of Documentation, 72(6), 1114-1133.

 

Gorichanaz, T., & Latham, K.F. (2019). Contemplative aims for information. Information Research, 24(3). Article 836.

 

Hartel, J. (2003). The serious leisure frontier in library and information science: Hobby domains. Knowledge Organization, 30(3/4), 228-238.

 

Hartel, J. (2014). An arts informed study of information using the draw-and-write technique. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 65(7), 1349-1367.

 

Kari, J. (2007). A review of the spiritual in information studies. Journal of Documentation, 63(6), 935-962.

 

Kari, J., & Hartel, J. (2007). Information and higher things in life: Addressing the pleasurable and the profound in information science. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 58(8), 1131-1147.

 

Kuhlthau, Carol C. (1989). Information Search Process: A Summary of Research and Implications for School Library Media Programs. School Library Media Quarterly, 18(1), 19-25.

 

Latham, K.F. (2009). Numinous experiences with museum objects. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS.

 

Ocepek, M., Bullard, J., Hartel, J., Forcier, E., Polkinghorne, S., & Price, L. (2018). Fandom, food, and folksonomies: the methodological realities of studying fun life-contexts. Proceedings of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 712-715.

 

Robbins, B.D. (2009). Joy. In Lopez, S.J. (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 540-545).  Malden, MA: Blackwell.

 

Tinto, F., and Ruthven I. (2016). Sharing "happy" information. Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 67(10), 2329-2343.

 

Guest Editors

Jenna Hartel, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, jenna.hartel@utoronto.ca

Hailey Siracky, Director of Library Services, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta,  siracky@ualberta.ca



Call for Submissions


Red Sox Archives & Collections Internship, Boston Red Sox, Boston, MA

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Support Curator with collections management, data entry, exhibit preparation/ installation and administrative assistance
  • Assist with day-to-day collections tasks including filing and rehousing
  • Assist staff with additional projects as determined
  • Occasionally serve as support educational programing and outreach
  • Internship Dates - January 14- May 5
  • 16-20 hours/ week, paid
  • Regular hours, two days/ week, 9-5. Some weekends and special events as needed.*

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Enrollment in, or recent graduation from Museum Studies M.A., Masters of Library Science M.A or equivalent
  • Facility with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is essential
  • Cataloguing and database experience a plus (PastPerfect)
  • Knowledge of/ or interest in baseball history
  • Individual should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be organized, flexible, detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on various projects simultaneously

 

*Flexible days possible for the right candidate. Must be available January 17-18 and March 27-28

 

Please send resume and  cover letter to Sarah Coffin (Scoffin@redsox.com) by December 16. Please include full name in subject line of email. No calls, please.

  

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Discovery and Systems Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Healey Library Systems and Discovery Services Department is responsible for library core system infrastructure and the discovery services that support research, scholarship, teaching and learning, and student academic success at UMass Boston. Reporting to the Head of Library Systems and Discovery Services, this position works collaboratively with staff within the department, as well as with other departments in the Library and across campus, to support and enhance the user experience and operational efficiency related to the discovery systems and library applications.

The Discovery and Systems Development Librarian develops, enhances and supports Library's discovery and access applications and services; evaluates Library discovery and access services and leads the Library's usability efforts; adapts new and existing web tools to improve the user experience with Library's discovery and access applications and other online services/platforms.

 

The Discovery and Systems Development Librarian will play a key role in enhancing Library's enterprise systems and optimizing integration with third-party systems and applications in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows and meet the needs of the diverse user community.

 

They provide the technical expertise needed for the development, integration, and support of a wide array of library systems, applications, and services; develop custom library applications that enhance and create efficiencies within library operations for library patrons and back-end functions; help analyze, design and implement library systems infrastructures and user interfaces; explore new technologies to identify opportunities for effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems; assists the administration and maintenance of ILS and other applications; participates in the development and assessment of a broad range of library technology initiatives and plans.

 

The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of library services related to resource discovery and management, including discovery tools, link resolvers, inter-library loan, and integrated library systems. They should possess a thorough understanding of web application development and current web technologies with broad knowledge of library metadata standards. They also should have good time management skills and ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently; flexible and adaptable to a changing environment with excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Designs, develops and maintains user interfaces for the discovery and delivery of library services and collections;
    Develops and implements procedures to integrate and maintain library systems with campus, university, or third-party systems and applications;

  • Utilizes available APIs and web services, develops or modifies API scripts as needed, for data retrieval and system integrations with third-party applications and systems;

  • Facilitates analytic reporting from various systems and uses a variety of software tools for the extraction, manipulation, and visualization of data for use by various systems;

  • Prepares and maintains logs, reports and statistical data to assist the Library in maximizing data-driven decision making; 
    Performs record loads and configures new collections and data sources and works to integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system;

  • Researches, recommends and adopts standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods and applications to improve efficiencies and provide new services to library patrons;

  • Administers, configures and maintains ILS and other applications as assigned;

  • Conducts continuous evaluation and enhancement for Library search, discovery and access experience for all library users;

  • Troubleshoots problems reported by library staff, and, when needed, follow up with vendor support staff;

  • Participates in research, development and other library information technology-related projects as needed;

  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes for related library applications;

  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library systems, services, and related applications;

  • Provides written documentation and related training on library applications and services;

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. 

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent;

  • Minimum two years of professional experience working with library systems in an academic or research library;

  • Meets five or more of the preferred qualifications for the position.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting and developing one or more library discovery interfaces (such as Primo, Summon, EDS, OCLC FirstSearch, or WorldCat Discovery);

  • Experience with Ex Libris' Primo and Alma and OCLC's WorldCat Discovery is highly desirable;

  • Experience with web application development in a Unix/Linux environment;

  • Hands-on understanding of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, XML/XSLT;

  • Experience with JSON and AngularJS preferred;

  • Understanding of Web Services such as REST, SOAP, and other XML-based APIs;

  • Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, etc.);

  • Experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies, and usability studies;

  • Knowledge of standards and best practices for web accessibility and ADA compliance preferred;

  • Understanding of authentication and protocols for search and retrieval, messaging and networking;

  • Understanding of library data formats and standards (MARC, Dublin Core, METS, MODs);

  • Understanding of digital collection management systems and current access services protocols to access and retrieve digital content (e.g. Z39.50, OpenURL, NCIP, DOI, CrossRef, OAI);

  • Experience with Analytics and reporting tools;

  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git.

 

Application Instructions

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references: https://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/501060/discovery-and-systems-development-librarian



Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Richard F. French Librarian, Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a dynamic, progressive, user-centered, inclusive, and innovative librarian to provide leadership for the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of a wide variety of musical disciplines, including historical musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, composition, historically informed performance practice, and more.  

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Arts and Special Collections of the Harvard College Library, the Librarian leads and manages the staff, budget, operations, and programs that support a diverse array of research and teaching activities centered in the Music Library's collection of books, scores, recordings, periodicals, special collections, and other materials.  The Librarian represents the Music Library to individuals and groups of faculty, students, researchers, donors, the music community, the media, and other external constituents. 

 

Qualifications

The Librarian will have an extraordinary opportunity to lead the collections, services, and programs of the library in a moment that features a dynamic new curriculum in the Department of Music, deeper collaborations with libraries on campus and within consortia, and new and emerging methods of scholarship and the presentation of library collections for discovery and access.  The successful incumbent will possess wide-ranging knowledge of the study and practice of music, broadly conceived; deep understanding of the administration of libraries and archives; enthusiasm for working with faculty and students; proclivity for adopting new technologies that will improve access to and use of Music Library holdings; and a collaborative and collegial outlook and spirit. 

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions


Call for Registration: NEASIST's Winter Conference

Registration is now open for NEASIST's Winter Conference, The Privacy Puzzle: Piecing Together Patron Privacy, Data Efficiency, and the Modern Web! The event will be held January 17, 2020 at Simmons University in Boston.

 

The struggle over privacy, protecting our privacy versus the potential benefits from giving up pieces of it, has become part of the mainstream conversation.  For libraries and other stewards of information, privacy is not only a familiar conversation, but also a professional responsibility that requires us to be vigilant  and proactive. Join us for a day of speakers, workshops, and conversation on this important topic.

 

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-privacy-puzzle-piecing-together-patron-privacy-data-efficiency-tickets-81323582023 .

Professional Development


Assistant Professor/Student Success Librarian, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

The University of Rhode Island University Libraries seeks a highly motivated individual to use collaborative and innovative approaches to lead the Libraries' efforts to develop a supportive learning and research environment with emphasis on undergraduate first-year, international, first generation, and transfer students for overall student retention and success.

Informed by the University's mission and strategic priorities, this position will expand the Libraries' instruction in information literacies (including data literacy, media literacy, etc.) by designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing key first-year courses and programs, general education courses, and grand challenge courses connected with the College of the University Libraries.

 

This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be a calendar year appointment with an expected start date of July 2020.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with others in the Libraries to support the teaching and research initiatives of both the Library and University.
  • Design innovative outreach programming to connect underserved populations with the Libraries' resources.
  • Teach sections of Library credit-bearing courses.
  • Coordinate select library partnerships (e.g. the Library portion of the Introductory Writing program)
  • Deliver classes and workshops to support information literacies across the University and collaborate on the creation of instructional materials, outcomes, and activities.
  • Develop assessment tools and assess classes, tools, and student information literacies development especially as related to student success and retention.
  • Maintain awareness of innovations and trends within the library and education professions and propose, implement, and promote services and technologies that adopt new models of teaching and learning.
  • Commit to continuing development of teaching skills and on-going evaluation and self-assessment of teaching.
  • Foster an environment of accessibility, inclusion, and respect.

 

Qualifications and additional details available at: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/6808
 

The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 27, 2020.


Direct questions to Peter Larsen plarsen@uri.edu

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Editorial Assistant, Highlights for Children, Honesdale, PA

Highlights Press is the branded book publishing imprint of Highlights for Children that publishes books in a variety of formats from board books to fiction, which are sold primarily through bookstores, as well as national chain stores and warehouse clubs, grocery stores, and airport stores. Our diverse portfolio of products includes activity books and pads, puzzle books, leveled readers, nonfiction, and picture books. The book publishing division of Highlights for Children believes in publishing books for children of all ages that are engaging, inspiring, interesting, and fun.  

  

We have an immediate opening for an Editorial Assistant. The position is full-time with medical benefits and a retirement-program opportunity.  

  

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with the Highlights Press editorial department to accomplish the duties listed below, reporting to two full-time Senior Editors. The ideal candidate must have outstanding editing, writing, and interpersonal skills and must demonstrate strong interests in children and publishing.  

  

Duties:    

  • Create manuscripts or book maps for puzzle and activity books in existing publishing formats

  • Create content libraries for new books in ongoing series

  • Research formats and price points for new product lines

  • Gather materials for puzzle and activity books from our asset database

  • Develop books for proprietary publishing partners

  • Serve as liaison between licensing partners and the editorial & marketing staff

  • Write tip sheets and research competitive series

  • Proof puzzle and activity book series passes

  • Maintain publishing plan spreadsheets and take meeting notes

  • Perform other editorial tasks as necessary

    

Requirements:  

  •   Bachelor's degree at minimum 

  • Demonstrated interests in children and publishing

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania

  

Location: Honesdale, PA (Click for more information about Honesdale and the surrounding area.)  

 

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

 

About Highlights for Children  

Since 1946, Highlights for Children has been providing Fun with a Purpose® to tens of millions of children.​ Through our magazines, books, and digital products, we help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. 



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Assistant Managing Editor, Highlights for Children, Honesdale, PA

Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of "Fun with a Purpose" magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves--creative, curious, caring, and confident. 

 

The Assistant Managing Editor will manage the flow of reprints and select book projects, as assigned by the Managing Editorial Supervisor, through the editorial process. This role works closely with Editorial, Design, and Production departments to create and maintain smooth workflows while ensuring high editorial standards for all publications across all imprints, including Highlights Press, Highlights Learning, and Direct to Consumer Projects.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison with Editorial, Design, and Production departments, as well as with external resources, to ensure that assigned titles stay on schedule.

  • Traffic materials through the editorial and design process efficiently and according to applicable workflow.

  • Update appropriate scheduling documents on an ongoing basis.

  • Oversee copyediting and proofreading of titles when appropriate.

  • Become knowledgeable of internal systems and programs, particularly InCopy, Firebrand, and the DAMS.

  • Maintain title information in Firebrand as assigned.

  • Special projects as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills.

  • Excellent skills in the Microsoft Office Suite with ability to learn our existing software. Experience with InCopy is a plus.

  • Ability to easily take on new tasks as they arise and reprioritize appropriately.

  • Self-motivated and able to manage a large workload in a fast-paced environment.

  • 1-2 years of experience in publishing (or a related field) preferred.

  • Relocation to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Application Instructions

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

 

Professional Jobs Outside of New England


Interns (3), U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 1 - August 7, 2020 These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is February 1, 2020. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu. For questions about specific positions and projects, please refer to the contact information below.

 

When applying for the following positions, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

Digital Cataloging/Metadata Intern (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

Responsibilities: 

  1. Perform simple and complex cataloging for digital publications in a central repository.
  2. Contribute to preparations for a large-scale digitization project, including creating an inventory of items to be digitized.
  3. Edit catalog and repository metadata to ensure accuracy and improved access to agency publications.
  4. Assist with other cataloging, collection, and research activities as needed.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in cataloging/metadata and digital libraries; Familiarity and/or experience with MARC, Dublin Core, RDA, and subject headings/authorities; Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

ContactDeena Yerushalmi, deena.yerushalmi.ctr@dot.gov, 202-493-3058

Library Website: https://highways.dot.gov/research/resources/research-library/federal-highway-administration-research-library

 

Digital Preservation Intern (National Transportation Library (NTL), Washington, DC)

Metadata, Collection Analysis, and Digital Preservation

 

Responsibilities:

1. Identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long-term digital preservation.  Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos.  Migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL's digital repository.  Assess records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy. Create finding aids. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems.

2. Participate in workflow assessment for web-archiving. Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive's Archive-IT service.

3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; digital preservation; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).  Familiarity and/or experience with digital storage, open access processes and collection assessment.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

Contact: Mary Moulton, mary.moulton@dot.gov, 202-366-0303

Library Website: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/

 

Linked Data Services Intern  (National Transportation Library (NTL) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Washington, DC)

Data Management and Visualization

 

Responsibilities:

1. Work with the NTL Data Curator, NTL Digital Librarian and BTS Port Performance Freight Statistics Program Manager in the provision of data services to BTS and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

2. Identify and curate digital reports and data sets produced by several Federal agencies concerning maritime port operations and performance.

3. Develop proof-of-concept linking digital resources from multiple sources to geographic location.  Expose connected content in interactive visualization.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in Human Computer Interaction, data visualization, and data management.  Familiarity and/or experience with digital libraries and visualization techniques. Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

Contact: Mary Moulton, mary.moulton@dot.gov, 202-366-0303

Library Website: https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/

 

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